Chicago in History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 356


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1950-10-05 Boston Celtics owner Walter Brown & coach Red Auerbach draw lots out of hat for 3 members of defunct Chicago Stags franchise; hit jackpot with future 6-time NBA champion, Bob Cousy

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy
NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach

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
  • 1951-10-03 CBS-TV airs the first coast-to-coast telecast of a prize fight; Australian light-heavyweight Dave Sands outpoints American Carl 'Bobo' Olson in 10 rounds at Chicago Stadium
  • 1952-03-23 NY Rangers blow 6-2 lead, lose 7-6 to Chicago Black Hawks; Bill Mosienko scores fastest hat trick in NHL history, 21 seconds

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1953-05-15 In his first world heavyweight title defence, Rocky Marciano KOs former champion Jersey Joe Walcott in the 1st round at Chicago Stadium

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 American jockey Johnny Heckmann becomes first to ride 7 winners at Hawthorne Race Course at Stickney/Cicero near Chicago, Illinois

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1956-11-30 At 21 years, 10 months, 3 weeks, 5 days Floyd Patterson becomes youngest world heavyweight boxing champion; KOs Archie Moore in 5th round in Chicago; first Olympic gold medalist to win a professional heavyweight title

Boxing Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxing Champion
Floyd Patterson
Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • 1957-12-02 NFL Draft: Rice quarterback King Hill #1 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959-10-04 Future Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown makes club record 37 rushing attempts in Cleveland Browns, 34-7 win at Chicago Cardinals

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1960-02-29 1st Playboy Club, featuring bunnies, opens in Chicago

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1960-04-12 Bill Veeck & Chicago Comiskey Park debuts "Exploding Scoreboard"

MLB Team Owner and Promoter Bill Veeck
MLB Team Owner and Promoter
Bill Veeck

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1960-07-27 US Vice-president Richard Nixon nominated for presidential candidate at Republican convention in Chicago

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1960-09-26 1st of 4 TV debates Nixon & Kennedy took place (Chicago)
  • 1961-01-01 Largest check issued, National Bank of Chicago to Sears ($960.242 billion)
  • 1961-06-30 Buddy Rogers beats Pat O'Conner in Chicago, to become NWA champ
  • 1962-04-22 Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: Dick Duff scores the winner as Toronto Maple Leafs beat Chicago Blackhawks, 2-1 for a 4-2 series victory
  • 1962-08-03 29th Chicago College All-Star Game: Green Bay 42, All-Stars 20, 65,000 at Soldier Field
  • 1963-03-23 25th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Loyola-Chicago beats Cincinnati, 60-58 (OT); Ramblers' first title in first title game
  • 1963-10-22 225,000 students boycot Chicago schools in Freedom Day protest
  • 1964-02-06 WCIU TV channel 26 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1964-02-17 101st member elected to Baseball Hall of Fame, Chicago WS shortstop Luke Appling
  • 1964-06-10 Rolling Stones record their 12x5 album at Chess Studios in Chicago
  • 1964-06-11 Chicago police break up Rolling Stones press conference

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1964-08-15 Mayor Daley declares "Ernie Banks Day" in Chicago

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

  • 1964-08-15 Race riot in Dixmoor (Chicago suburb) Ill
  • 1965-08-12 Race riot in West Side of Chicago
  • 1965-09-20 WXXW (now WYCC) TV channel 20 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting

Sports record brokenNFL Record

1965-12-12 Chicago halfback Gale Sayers ties NFL record for most touchdowns in a game with 6 in 61–20 victory over San Francisco 49ers at Wrigley Field

NFL Running Back Gale Sayers
NFL Running Back
Gale Sayers
  • 1966-01-04 WFLD TV channel 32 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1966-01-16 Chicago Black Hawks' right wing Bobby Hull scores 4 goals (his 17th career hat trick) in a 6-5 loss to NY Rangers; becomes the first player in team history to score 300 goals

NHL Legend Bobby Hull
NHL Legend
Bobby Hull

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1966-01-17 Martin Luther King Jr. opens campaign in Chicago

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1966-03-26 Large-scale anti-Vietnam War protests take place in the United States, including in New York, Washington, D.C. and Chicago
  • 1966-07-12 Start of 3 day race riot in Chicago, looting brings out National Guardsmen
  • 1966-07-14 Richard Speck rapes and kills 8 nurses in a Chicago dormitory
  • 1966-08-05 Martin Luther King Jr. stoned during Chicago march
  • 1967-01-26 Chicago Blizzard strikes with a record 23 inches of snow fall causing 800 buses and 50,000 automobiles to be abandoned
  • 1967-02-15 Longest dream (REM sleep) on record, Bill Carskadon, Chicago (2:23)
  • 1967-08-04 Shortwave group ANARC's 1st convention (Chicago)
  • 1967-09-10 Joel Horlen revives Chicago's pennant hopes with a 5-0 no-hit win
  • 1967-12-03 Final run of "20th Century Limited" famed NY-Chicago luxury train
  • 1968-08-02 Ron Hansen (Washington Senators) & Tim Cullen (Chicago WS) become the first MLB players to be traded for each other twice in the same season; they had been traded in February in opposite directions
  • 1968-08-10 Race riot in Miami, Chicago & Little Rock

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1968-08-21 Democratic Convention opens in Chicago, goes on to nominate Hubert Humphrey

US Vice President Hubert Humphrey
US Vice President
Hubert Humphrey
  • 1968-08-28 Police & anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Democratic National Convention
  • 1968-08-29 Democrats nominate Hubert H Humphrey for US President (Chicago)
  • 1968-10-25 Chicago recognizes Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable as its 1st settler

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1968-12-14 Bobby Orr scores first career hat trick (vs Chicago Blackhawks)

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 1969-03-19 Chicago 8 indicted in aftermath of Chicago Democratic convention
  • 1969-08-16 First performance of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Auditorium Theater, Chicago)
  • 1969-09-24 Trial of "Chicago 8" (protesters at Dem National Conv) begins
  • 1969-10-08 The opening rally of the Days of Rage occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1970-02-18 Chicago 7 defendants found innocent of inciting to riot

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1970-10-13 2 future Basketball Hall of Famers debut; guard Calvin Murphy for San Diego Rockets in 111-96 loss in Chicago; forward Dave Cowens for Boston Celtics in 114-107 loss in New York

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971-05-18 Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: Henri Richard scores twice as Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Black Hawks for a 4-3 series victory

Ice Hockey Great Henri Richard
Ice Hockey Great
Henri Richard
NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • 1971-12-18 People United To Save Humanity (PUSH) formed by Jesse Jackson in Chicago

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1972-08-23 Chicago's Dick Allen is 4th (Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, & Alex Johnson) to homer into Comiskey Park's center field bleachers

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1972-10-30 Worst US rail accident in 14 years; 45 die in Chicago, llinois
  • 1972-12-08 United Airlines crashes at Chicago's Midway Airport killing 45
  • 1973-05-03 Chicago's Sears Tower, world's tallest building (443 m), topped out
  • 1973-05-10 Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: Yvan Cournoyer has a goal and 2 assists as Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 6-4 to take title, 4 games to 2
  • 1973-06-20 Chicago's Cy Acosta is 1st AL pitcher to bat since DH rule (strikeout)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973-08-02 Future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman George Brett gets his 1st MLB hit on debut for the Kansas City Royals in 3-1 win v Chicago WS

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1975-06-01 John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "Chicago" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 947 performances
  • 1976-06-08 Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks
  • 1977-02-04 Elevated train jumps track, crashes onto Chicago st (11 die, 200 hurt)
  • 1977-04-07 Toronto Blue Jays 1st game, they beat Chicago 9-5
  • 1977-06-04 Violence during Puerto Rican Day in Chicago kills 2
  • 1977-08-27 John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "Chicago" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 947 performances
  • 1978-03-04 Chicago Daily News, founded in 1875, publishes last issue
  • 1978-07-09 American Nazi Party holds a rally at Marquette Park, Chicago
  • 1978-10-06 Hannah H Gray inaugurated as 1st female head of a US university (Chicago)
  • 1978-12-09 1st game of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL), Chicago Hustle vs Milwaukee Does
  • 1979-04-03 Jane M Byrne (D), elected 1st woman mayor of Chicago, Illinois
  • 1979-05-25 American Airlines DC-10 crashes on takeoff from Chicago killing 273 including 2 on the ground

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979-11-15 A package from the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing

Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist Ted Kaczynski
Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist
Ted Kaczynski

MurderMurder of Interest

1980-03-12 Jury finds John Wayne Gacy guilty of murdering 33 in Chicago

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy
  • 1980-03-31 The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad operates its final train after being ordered to liquidate its assets due to bankruptcy and debt owed to creditors.

Film release premierFilm Premier

1980-06-16 Musical comedy film "The Blues Brothers" starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, and directed by John Landis, premieres in Chicago

Actor and Comedian Dan Aykroyd
Actor and Comedian
Dan Aykroyd
  • 1981-05-25 Daniel Goodwin scales outside of Chicago's Sears Tower in 7 hours

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1981-10-03 After a year's inactivity, American boxer Mike Weaver outpoints countryman James 'Quick' Tillis in 15 rounds in Chicago to retain his WBA heavyweight title

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • 1982-08-03 Pitching coach Clyde King becomes NY Yankees 3rd manager of the season replacing Gene Michaels after Yanks swept at home by Chicago WS
  • 1982-09-29 Cyanide laced Tylenol capsules kills 7 in Chicago
  • 1983-02-02 Chicago Archbishop Joseph L Bernardin is among 18 new cardinals invested
  • 1983-02-22 Harold Washington wins Chicago's Democratic mayoral primary
  • 1983-04-12 Harold Washington elected Chicago's 1st black mayor
  • 1983-04-29 Harold Washington sworn in as Chicago's 1st African American mayor
  • 1983-07-06 50th MLB All Star Game, Comiskey Park, Chicago: Angels outfielder Fred Lynn hits first AS grand slam, AL wins 13-3
  • 1983-10-13 Ameritech Mobile Communications (now Cingular) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 799

  • 1917-10-02 William Marshall, American singer, bandleader and actor (State Fair, Pennsylvanians), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • 1917-10-13 Burr Tillstrom, American puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • 1917-10-17 Marsha Hunt, actress (Jennifer-Peck's Bad Girl, Jigsaw), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1917-10-24 Marshall Goldberg, American NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals), born in Elkins, West Virginia (d. 2006)
  • 1917-12-14 June Taylor, American choreographer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1918-02-11 Margaret Heldt, American hairdresser who created the Beehive, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1918-04-02 Charles White, American artist (The Contribution of the Negro to American Democracy), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1979)

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, American orchestra leader (Perry Como), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 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)
  • 1919-03-19 Lennie Tristano, American jazz pianist (The New Tristano), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1978)
  • 1919-05-05 Tony Canadeo, American NFL hall of fame halfback (Green Bay Packers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 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), American jazz singer, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • 1920-02-28 Jim Olin, American politician (Rep-D-VA, 1983-93), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
  • 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 and 103rd Supreme Court Justice (1975-2010), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • 1920-08-11 Mike Douglas, American talk show host (The Mike Douglas Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
  • 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)
  • 1921-01-09 Seymour Barab, American cellist (Philip Glass Ensemble), and composer of fairy tale operas (Little Red Riding Hood), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • 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 singer and actor (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), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 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)
  • 1922-11-18 Al Dvorin, American Elvis Presley concert announcer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1922-12-14 Charley Trippi, American NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals), born in Pittston, Pennsylvania
  • 1923-01-03 Hank Stram, American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (KC Chiefs Super Bowl 1970), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • 1923-01-08 Giorgio Tozzi, American operatic bass (dubbed vocals of Emile de Becque for "South Pacific" film), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • 1923-05-29 "The Senator" Eugene Wright, American jazz bassist (The Dave Brubeck Quartet), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1923-07-19 William A. Rusher, American lawyer and columnist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • 1923-07-31 Jimmy Evert, American tennis coach (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, American composer and percussionist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1923-10-05 Philip Berrigan, American peace activist and Roman Catholic priest, born in Two Harbors, Minnesota (d. 2002)
  • 1923-10-05 Bill Wirtz, American longtime Chicago Blackhawks owner, born in Chicago, Illinois (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
  • 1924-02-19 Bruce Norris, American Hockey Hall of Fame executive (owner Detroit Red Wings 1952-82), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1924-04-18 Henry Hyde, American politician (Rep-R-Illinois 1975-2007), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1924-04-30 Sheldon Harnick, American 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)
  • 1924-07-27 Vincent Canby, American movie critic (NY Times), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • 1924-08-29 Dinah Washington, American singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1963)
  • 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)
  • 1925-01-30 Dorothy Malone, American actress (At Gunpoint, Night & Day, Peyton Place), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • 1925-02-12 Joan Mitchell, Chicago USA, American painter and printmaker
  • 1925-02-22 Edward Gorey, American author & artist (Curious Sofa), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • 1925-04-08 Shecky Greene [Fred Greenfield], American comedian and actor (Love Machine, Combat), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestEthel Kennedy

1925-04-11 Ethel Kennedy, American human-rights campaigner (wife of Bobby Kennedy), born in Chicago, Illinois

Bobby Kennedy's Wife Ethel Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy's Wife
Ethel Kennedy
  • 1925-06-08 Eddie Gaedel, American baseball pinch-hitter (shortest player in MLB history 3' 7"; St. Louis Browns), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • 1925-08-28 Donald O'Connor, American dancer and actor (Singin' in the Rain), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1925-09-13 Mel Tormé, American singer (The Velvet Fog) and composer (The Christmas Song), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1926-01-05 Claude (Buddy) Young, American NFL running back (Yankees, Texans, Colts), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1983)
  • 1926-02-03 Shelley Berman, comedian (Son of Blob, Love American Style), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1926-02-06 Haskell Wexler, American cinematographer & director, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)

Person of interestHugh Hefner

1926-04-09 Hugh Hefner, American magazine publisher and businessman (Playboy), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • 1926-06-28 Robert Shelton [Shapiro], music and film critic, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1926-07-09 Ben Roy Mottelson, American-Danish physicist (Nobel 1975), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1926-07-31 Hilary Putnam, American philosopher, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1926-08-01 Burton Stein, American historian, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • 1926-08-20 Nobby Wirkowski, American-Canadian football player and coach (Toronto Argonauts), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • 1926-09-03 Alison Lurie, American novelist (Pulitzer Prize - Foreign Affairs), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • 1926-09-03 Bill Flemming, American journalist and sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1926-09-03 John Robert Jones [John Dalmas], American sci-fi author (White Regiment, Lizard War), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1926-09-15 Edward Derwinski, American congressman for Chicago 1959-83, first Secretary of Veteran Affairs 1989-1992, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1926-10-10 Oscar Brown, American singer and songwriter (Brown Baby, Forbidden Fruit), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • 1926-11-01 Betsy Palmer [Patricia Betsy Hrunek], American actress (Mr Roberts, Friday the 13th), born in East Chicago, Indiana (d. 2015)
  • 1927-02-15 Harvey Korman, American actor (The Carol Burnett Show, Blazing Saddles), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • 1927-02-22 Donald May, American actor (Adam-Edge of Night, Colt .45), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1927-03-06 William J Bell, soap opera creator (Young & Restless), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1927-06-23 Bob Fosse, choreographer/director (Cabaret, Damn Yankees), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1927-06-30 James Goldman, American screenwriter and playwright (The Lion in Winter, They Might Be Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • 1927-07-14 John William Chancellor, news anchor (NBC, VOA), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1927-07-27 Allen Breed, American inventor of the first automotive airbag sensor, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1927-08-24 Harry Markowitz, American economist (Nobel 1990), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1927-09-26 Joyce Jameson, American comedienne and actress (Spike Jones Show, The Outlaw Josey Wales), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 1927-10-01 Tom Bosley, American actor (Howard-Happy Days, Murder She Wrote, Fiorello!), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • 1927-10-05 John W. Downey, American classical composer (A Dolphin), born in Chicago (d. 2004)
  • 1927-10-13 Lee Konitz, American jazz saxophonist (Birth of the Cool), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2020)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths