Chicago in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 312

  • 1920-02-14 League of Women Voters forms in Chicago
  • 1920-06-12 Farmer Labor Party organized (Chicago)
  • 1920-10-10 Phoenix Cardinals (then in Chicago) play 1st NFL game, a 0-0 tie
  • 1922-05-01 Charlie Robertson of Chicago pitches a perfect no-hit, no-run game
  • 1924-02-08 1st US coast-to-coast radio hookup: General John Joseph Carty speech in Chicago
  • 1924-03-28 WGN-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions
  • 1924-04-11 WLS-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions
  • 1924-04-12 WLS-AM in Chicago begins radio transmissions
  • 1924-04-19 "National Barn Dance" premieres on WLS Chicago
  • 1924-09-10 Leopold and Loeb found guilty of the murder of Robert Franks in Chicago in the "the crime of the century"
  • 1924-11-10 Dion O'Banion, leader of the North Side Gang is assassinated in his flower shop by members of Johnny Torrio's gang, sparking the bloody gang war of the 1920s in Chicago.
  • 1925-04-18 World's Fair opens in Chicago
  • 1927-01-21 1st national opera broadcast from a US opera house (Faust, Chicago)
  • 1927-05-14 The University of Chicago's local collegiate organization, Phi Sigma, becomes incorporated under Illinois law as Eta Sigma Phi, the National Honorary Classical Fraternity

Sports record brokenBaseball Event

1927-08-16 1st HR hit out of Comiskey Park Chicago (NY Yankee Babe Ruth)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1928-03-19 "Amos & Andy" debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1929-02-14 St Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, 7 gangsters killed, allegedly on Al Capone's orders

Gangster Al Capone
Al Capone
  • 1929-07-28 Chicago Cardinals become 1st NFL team to train out of state (Mich)
  • 1929-08-21 Chicago Cardinals become 1st pro football team to train out of town
  • 1929-12-16 Chic Blackhawks 1st game at Chicago Stadium, beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-1
  • 1930-03-07 Georgetown High of Chicago defeats Homer 1-0 in basketball
  • 1930-05-10 1st US planetarium opens (Adler-Chicago)
  • 1930-06-09 Chicago Tribune reporter Jake Lingle is killed during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by the Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a $100,000 USD gambling debt owed to Al Capone.
  • 1931-04-09 Chicago Cy Wentworth beats Montreal Canadiens at 13:50 of 6th period
  • 1931-04-14 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 3 games to 2

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1932-07-01 NY Gov FDR nominated for president at Democratic Convention in Chicago

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1932-10-01 World Series moves to Chicago, In 5th inning, Babe Ruth waits until he has 2 strikes, points & hits next pitch into center field bleachers
  • 1933-05-18 1st major league All-Star Game announced for July 6 at Comiskey Park It will be played as part of the Chicago World's Fair
  • 1933-05-27 Century of Progress Exposition opens in Chicago
  • 1933-06-01 Century of Progress world's fair opens in Chicago
  • 1933-07-06 1st MLB All Star Game: AL wins 4-2 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Babe Ruth hits first All Star home run
  • 1934-04-10 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Detroit Red Wings, 3 games to 1
  • 1934-05-26 Century of Progress Exposition reopens in Chicago
  • 1934-07-22 Outside Chicago's Biograph Theatre, "Public Enemy No. 1" John Dillinger is mortally wounded by FBI agents
  • 1934-12-03 KYW-AM in Chicago Ill moves to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1935-01-19 Coopers Inc. sells the world's first men's briefs in Chicago, calls it the "Jockey"
  • 1935-03-05 1st premature baby health law in US (Chicago)
  • 1935-08-13 Transcontinental Roller Derby begins (Chicago Coliseum)
  • 1935-12-09 1st Heisman Trophy Award: Jay Berwanger, Chicago (HB)
  • 1936-02-08 1936 NFL Draft (first ever): Jay Berwanger from University of Chicago first pick by Philadelphia Eagles
  • 1936-02-14 National Negro Congress organizes in Chicago
  • 1937-03-15 First American blood blank in a hospital is opened at Cook County Hospital in Chicago
  • 1937-05-30 Memorial Day Massacre: Chicago Police Department shoot and kill 10 unarmed demonstrators during the "Little Steel Strike" in the United States
  • 1938-04-12 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
  • 1938-07-31 NY Yanks suspend Jake Powell, after he said on Chicago radio he'd "hit every colored person in Chicago over head with a club"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1938-10-09 Aaron Copland's & Eugene Loring's ballet "Billy the Kid" premieres in Chicago

Composer Aaron Copland
Aaron Copland
  • 1938-12-09 1939 NFL Draft: Ki Aldrich from TCU first pick by Chicago Cardinals
  • 1939-11-04 First air conditioned automobile (Packard) exhibited, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1939-12-02 NY's La Guardia Airport began operations as an airliner from Chicago lands, 1 minute after midnight
  • 1939-12-09 1940 NFL Draft: George Cafego from University of Tennessee first pick by Chicago Cardinals
  • 1940-06-30 "Brenda Starr, Reporter", 1st cartoon strip by a woman, Dale [Dalia] Messick, begins as a comic-book supplement to Chicago's Sunday Tribune

  • 1940-11-07 Stravinsky's Symfonie in C premieres in Chicago

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1940-12-16 Joe Louis KOs Al McCoy in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in Chicago

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1941-04-03 Walton's overture "Scapino" premieres in Chicago
  • 1941-10-27 Chicago Daily Tribune editorialize there will not be war with Japan
  • 1942-03-01 J Milton Cage Jr's "Imaginary Landscape No 3" premieres in Chicago
  • 1942-03-19 Thoroughbred Racing Association of US formed in Chicago
  • 1942-11-03 William L Dawson elected to Congress from Chicago

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1942-12-02 World’s 1st self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction occurs in Chicagi Pile-1 (world's 1st nuclear reactor) at the University of Chicago, overseen by Enrico Fermi

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi
  • 1943-01-29 U.S. cruiser "Chicago" is heavily damaged by Japanese bombers on the first day of the Battle of Rennell Island
  • 1943-01-30 USS Chicago sinks in Pacific Ocean
  • 1943-03-19 Frank Nitti, the Chicago Outfit Boss after Al Capone, commits suicide at the Chicago Central Railyard
  • 1943-06-20 Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) founded in Chicago
  • 1943-10-16 Chicago Mayor Ed Kelly opens city's new subway system
  • 1944-03-18 2,500 women trample guards & floorwalkers to purchase 1,500 alarm clocks announced for sale in a Chicago Illinois department store
  • 1944-04-13 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Chicago Blackhawks in 4 games
  • 1944-07-17 2 ammunition ships explode at Port Chicago, California, killing 322
  • 1944-07-19 Democratic convention opens in Chicago, goes on to nominate President Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1944-12-07 Convention on International Civil Aviation drawn up in Chicago

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1944-12-26 Tennessee Williams' play "Glass Menagerie" premieres in Chicago

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
  • 1945-04-08 1945 NFL Draft: Charley Trippi from University of Georgia first pick by Chicago Cardinals
  • 1945-08-30 12th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 19, All-Stars 7 (92,753)
  • 1946-01-11 Bert Bell becomes second NFL commissioner, moves Chicago headquarters to Philadelphia
  • 1946-06-05 Fire at LaSalle Hotel cocktail lounge kills 61 in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946-10-20 Frank Seno returns kickoff 105 yd, Chicago Cards vs NY Giants
  • 1946-11-12 A branch of the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, Illinois opens the first ten drive-up teller windows.
  • 1947-04-22 1st NBA Championship: Philadelphia Warriors beat Chicago Stags, 4 games to 2
  • 1948-04-05 WGN TV channel 9 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-09-17 WLS TV channel 7 in Chicago, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-12-19 Philadelphia Eagles shutout Chicago Cards 7-0 in NFL championship game
  • 1949-01-31 1st daytime soap on TV "These Are My Children" (NBC in Chicago)
  • 1950-06-17 1st kidney transplant (Chicago)
  • 1950-10-02 Bob Shaw of Chicago Cardinals sets NFL record with 5 TD receptions

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1951-02-06 Radio commentator Paul Harvey arrested for trying to sneak into Argonne National Laboratory, a nuclear test site located 20 miles (32 km) west of Chicago

ABC Radio Broadcaster Paul Harvey
ABC Radio Broadcaster
Paul Harvey
  • 1952-03-23 Rangers with less than 14 minutes to go blow a 6-2 lead, losing 7-6 to Chicago Black Hawks. Mosienko scores 3 times in 21 seconds

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1953-05-15 Heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in Chicago

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • 1953-05-30 1st major league network baseball game-Cleveland 7, Chicago 2
  • 1953-09-29 1st department store to sell insurance is Carson Pirie Scott in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-09-03 The German U-Boat U-505 began its move from a specially constructed dock to its final site at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1955-06-05 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 550' HR off Chicago Billy Pierce

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1955-08-31 1st sun-powered automobile demonstrated (Chicago, Illinois)
  • 1955-09-05 WTTW TV channel 11 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-02-06 Chicago's Daily Defender, begins publishing
  • 1956-06-28 1st atomic reactor built for private research operates (Chicago Illinois)
  • 1956-10-01 Johnny Heckmann rides 7 winners at Chicago Hawthorne Horse track
  • 1957-12-02 1958 NFL Draft: King Hill from Rice first pick by Chicago Cardinals
  • 1958-03-07 Chicago Cardinals announce they will play their 1958 opener in Buffalo
  • 1958-08-15 25th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 35, Detroit 19 (70,000)
  • 1958-12-01 Our Lady of Angels School fire kills 92 students & 3 nuns in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959-08-05 Chicago Cardinals (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL), 55-26 in a pre-season exhibition at CNE Stadium in Toronto

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 590

Person of interestSam Giancana

1908-06-15 Sam Giancana, American mafioso, born in Chicago, Illinois

Gangster Sam Giancana
Sam Giancana
  • 1908-11-24 Ray Carter, American orchestra leader (Arthur Murray Dance Party), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1909-01-15 Gene Krupa, American jazz and big band drummer (Benny Goodman, Sing Sing Sing), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • 1909-01-30 Saul David Alinsky, radical writer (John L Lewis), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1909-05-30 Benny Goodman, clarinetist and bandleader (King of Swing), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1909-08-13 Dave Willock, American actor (Queen of Outer Space), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • 1909-09-06 John Ridgely, American actor (Northern Pursuit, They Died with Their Boots On, Air Force), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1968)
  • 1909-11-11 Robert Ryan, American actor (Billy Budd, Dirty Dozen, Longest Day), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • 1909-12-07 Arch Oboler, American director, screen and radio writer, and producer (Lights Out, Bwana Devil), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 1910-02-27 Peter De Vries, author (Reuben, Reuben, Prick of Noon), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1910-06-18 E G Marshall [Everett Eugene Grunz], American actor (12 Angry Men, The Defenders), born in Owatonna Minnesota (d. 1998)
  • 1910-09-18 Leon Stein, American composer, born in Chicago (d. 2002)
  • 1911-02-08 Anne Aitken, [nee Hopkins], co-found (Diamond Sangha), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestJack Ruby

1911-03-25 Jack Ruby, American assassin who killed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1967)

Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald Jack Ruby
Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald
Jack Ruby
  • 1911-04-24 Jack E. Leonard, American comedian (Disorderly Orderly), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • 1911-08-14 Ethel Lois Payne, American civil rights journalist and "1st Lady of the Black Press", born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1911-08-22 Edith Atwater, American actress (Phyllis-Love on a Rooftop), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1911-10-01 Irwin Kostal, orchestra leader (Garry Moore Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1911-10-07 Jo Jones, American jazz drummer, born in Chicago, Illinois (1985)
  • 1911-12-26 Steve Kordek, pinball machine designer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1912-03-22 Karl Malden [Mladen George Sekulovich], American actor (Streets of San Francisco, American Express, A Streetcar Named Desire), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • 1912-04-13 Roy Winsor, producer (Search for Tomorrow, Love of Life), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1912-06-27 Audrey Christie, American actress (Splendor in the Grass, Fair Exchange), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1989)
  • 1912-07-04 Virginia Graham, American TV personality (Girl Talk, Where Was I), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • 1912-07-31 Irv Kupcinet, TV host (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1912-10-26 Don Siegel, American film director (Escape from Alcatraz, Shootist), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1913-03-30 Frankie Laine [Francesco Paolo LoVecchio], Italian-American singer, songwriter, and actor (Frankie Laine Show, Rawhide), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1913-09-28 Vivian Fine, composer (Women in the Garden), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1914-04-23 John Hubbard, American actor (Don't Call Me Charlie, The Tall T, One Million B.C.), born in East Chicago, Indiana (d. 1988)
  • 1914-05-29 Stacy Keach, Sr., American actor (Pretty Woman, The Parallax View), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1914-09-14 Clayton Moore, American actor (The Lone Ranger), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1914-12-14 Rosalyn Tureck, pianist (Bach & Rock), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1914-12-24 Dorothy Hyson, American actress (Ghoul, Spare a Copper, Sing as We Go), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • 1915-02-11 Richard Hamming, American Mathematician and Computer Scientist (Hamming code), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1915-02-22 Dan Seymour [Daniel Seymour Katz], American actor (To Have and Have Not, We the People, Sing It Again), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • 1915-04-12 Hound Dog Taylor [Theodore Roosevelt], American Chicago blues guitarist and singer, born in Natchez, Mississippi (d. 1975)
  • 1915-08-19 Ring Lardner Jr, American journalist and screenwriter (Woman of the Year, M A S H), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1915-08-24 James Tiptree Jr. [Alice Sheldon], American sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 1915-08-29 Nathan Pritikin, American nutritionist and inventor, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • 1916-01-17 Joel Herron, American orchestra leader (Jaye P Morgan Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1916-03-31 John Vivyan, actor (Imitation of Life, Mr Lucky), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1916-04-12 Benjamin Libet, American scientist (human consciousness), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1916-09-16 Julius B. Richmond, 12th US Surgeon General (1977-81) created Head Start program, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • 1917-01-16 William "Buddy" Lester, American comedian and actor (Barney Miller, Phil Silvers Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)

Person of interestSidney Sheldon

1917-02-11 Sidney Sheldon, American novelist and playwright (Master of the Game, Bloodline, The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)

Novelist Sidney Sheldon
Sidney Sheldon
  • 1917-03-13 Ina Ray Hutton, American orchestra leader (Ina Ray Hutton Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1984)
  • 1917-04-05 Robert Bloch, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Psycho), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • 1917-05-22 Nathan Davis, American actor (Dunston Checks In, Holes, Code of Silence), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • 1917-10-02 William Marshall, American singer, bandleader and actor (State Fair, Pennsylvanians), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • 1917-10-13 Burr Tillstrom, puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1917-10-17 Marsha Hunt, actress (Jennifer-Peck's Bad Girl, Jigsaw), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1917-10-24 Marshall Goldberg, NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals)
  • 1918-02-11 Margaret Heldt, American hairdresser who created the Beehive, born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestBetty Ford

1918-04-08 Betty [Bloomer] Ford, US 1st lady (1974-77) and founder of the Betty Ford Center clinic, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)

US First Lady Betty Ford
US First Lady
Betty Ford
  • 1918-06-27 Adolph Kiefer, American swimmer (Olympic gold 100m backstroke 1936), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1918-08-04 Iceberg Slim (a.k.a. Robert Beck), African-American author, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1992)
  • 1918-08-15 Florian Zabach, American musician and TV personality (Hot Canary, Club Embassy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1918-09-13 Ray Charles, orchestra leader (Perry Como), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1918-09-14 Jack Somack, American actor (Ball Four, The Frisco Kid, Stockard Channing Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1983)
  • 1918-12-22 Frankie Darro [Frank Johnson], American actor (Radio Ranch, Wild Boys of the Road, Valley of Wanted Men), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1976)
  • 1919-02-07 Jock Mahoney [Jacques Joseph O'Mahoney], American actor and stuntman (Dallas, Yancy Derringer, Day of Fury), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1989)
  • 1919-02-17 Kathleen Freeman, American actress (Beverly Hillbillies, 3 Ring Circus), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • 1919-05-05 Tony Canadeo, NFL hall of fame halfback (Green Bay Packers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1919-05-20 George Gobel, comedian/TV personality (I Love My Wife), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1919-06-14 Sam Wanamaker, American-English actor (Holocaust, Competition, Raw Deal), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • 1919-07-07 William Moses Kunstler, defense attorney (Chicago 8)
  • 1919-10-18 Anita O'Day (born Anita Belle Colton), jazz singer , born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1920-04-09 Art Van Damme, American jazz accordionist (Chicago Jazz), born in Norway, Michigan (d. 2010)
  • 1920-04-12 Robert Fizdale, American pianist (Misia), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1920-04-20 John Paul Stevens, American lawyer, 103rd Supreme Court Justice (1975-2010), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1920-10-09 Vivienne Della Chiesa, American lyric soprano who sang on US radio during the 1940s and early 1950s (The American Album of Familiar Music, The Standard Hour), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • 1921-01-31 John Agar, American actor (Sands of Iwo Jima, Fort Apache), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1921-05-07 Gale Robbins [Betty Gale Murphy], American singer and actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Mr Hex), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1980)
  • 1921-07-17 George Barnes, Chicago Hgts, guitarist (Skip Farrell Show)
  • 1921-07-26 Jean Shepherd, American writer and actor (A Christmas Story), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1922-03-25 Bruno VeSota, American character actor and director (They Stand Accused, Chopper, Teenage Doll, Wild Rovers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1976)
  • 1922-03-31 Richard Kiley, American actor and singer (Kismet, Man of La Mancha, Endless Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1922-04-15 Harold Washington, 1st African American mayor of Chicago (D, 1983-87)
  • 1922-05-05 Monica Lewis, American jazz singer and film actress (Box Office, Affair with a Stranger), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1922-05-28 Barney Rosset, publisher and free speech advocate (publisher of Tropic for Cancer), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1922-07-26 Jason Robards, American actor (A Thousand Clowns, Any Wednesday), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • 1922-09-12 Jackson Mac Low, American poet and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1922-09-28 Joseph "Joe" Silver, American actor (Lenny, Mr I Magination), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1989)
  • 1922-12-14 Charley Trippi, NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals)
  • 1923-01-08 Giorgio Tozzi, basso, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1923-07-31 Jimmy Evert, American tennis coach and father of Chris Evert, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1923-09-05 Arthur C. Nielsen, American businessman and market researcher (TV's Nielsen's Ratings), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1980)
  • 1923-09-06 William Kraft, composer/percussionist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1923-10-05 Philip Berrigan, militant priest (Chicago 7)
  • 1923-10-05 Bill Wirtz, longtime Chicago Blackhawks owner (d. 2007)
  • 1923-11-29 Frank Reynolds, E Chicago Ind, news anchor (ABC Evening News)
  • 1923-12-05 Johnny Pate, American jazz bassist (Chicago soul), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • 1924-04-30 Sheldon Harnick, lyricist (Fiorello, Fiddler on the Roof), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1924-06-07 Dolores Gray [Sylvia Dolores Finkelstein], American singer and actress (Designing Woman, Kismet), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1924-06-08 George Kirby, American comedian (ABC Comedy Hour, Pearl Bailey Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1924-06-08 Sheldon Allman, American-Canadian actor, singer, and songwriter (Nevada Smith, Harris Against the World), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1924-08-29 Dinah Washington, singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1924-09-21 Gail Russell, American actress (The Uninvited, Moonrise, Unseen), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • 1924-10-15 Mark Lenard, American actor (Mr Spock's dad Sarek-Star Trek), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1924-11-30 Allan Sherman, American parody singer and songwriter (Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)

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