Baltimore in History (Part 2)

Maryland: Bethesda - Silver Spring

Historical Events

Sports History

1994-08-01 Baltimore shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. becomes only the second player after Lou Gehrig to appear in 2,000 consecutive MLB games, in a 1-0 win vs Twins

  • 1994-11-27 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: BC Lions beat Baltimore FC, 26-23; first-ever championship in pro football history featuring a US v Canada matchup; Lions win on last second Lui Passaglia field-goal
  • 1994-12-31 1st snowless December in Baltimore Maryland
  • 1995-07-28 Art Modell's rep begins secrets talks to move team to Baltimore
  • 1995-11-19 CFL Grey Cup, Taylor Field, Regina: Baltimore Stallions become only American-based team ever to win Grey Cup; defeat Calgary Stampeders, 37-20
  • 1996-07-14 NY Yanks sweep complete season series in Baltimore for 1st time
  • 2006-07-07 Cleveland Indians first baseman Travis Hafner becomes first player in MLB history to hit 5 grand slams before the All-Star break when he homers off Baltimore's Kris Benson

Historic Event

2016-02-03 US President Barack Obama visits his first US mosque - the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque in Maryland

  • 2017-08-16 Baltimore city council removes confederate statues under cover of darkness in response to Charlottesville violence
  • 2018-03-26 US soldier receives world's first penis and scrotum transplant at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2018-06-07 Baltimore ex-police sergeant Wayne Earl Jenkins, head of a rogue police unit sentenced to 25 years for robbery and racketeering
  • 2018-09-13 Amazon live streams “Thursday Night Football” Cincinnati beats Baltimore 34-23; first all-female broadcast booth in NFL history; Andrea Kremer calls game with Hannah Storm
  • 2018-09-20 Woman shoots seven people, killing three and herself at a Rite Aid distribution center near Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2019-05-02 Drone delivers a kidney for transplant surgery in Baltimore, Maryland, for the first time
  • 2019-05-07 Hackers seize control of the computer system of the US city of Baltimore, demanding a ransom in Bitcoins to unlock them

Historic Event

2019-07-27 US President Trump, calls Baltimore a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess," calls Congress Rep Elijah Cummings responsible


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 196 of 196

  • 1943-04-18 Lesley Miller, American pop, session, and advertising jingle singer ("He Wore A Green Beret"; "Reach Out and Touch Someone"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1943-10-05 Ben Cardin, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1944-02-06 Michael Tucker, American actor (Stuart Markowitz-LA Law), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1944-03-23 Ric Ocasek [Otcasek], American songwriter, guitarist, singer, and producer (The Cars - "Best Friend's Girl"; "Shake It Up"; "You Are The Girl"), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2019)
  • 1944-06-30 Ron Swoboda, American baseball outfielder and sportscaster (NY Yankees, NY Mets), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1945-04-22 Donald E. Graham, American businessman (Graham Holdings Company, Facebook), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1945-10-19 Divine [Harris Glenn Milstead], American actress, drag queen and international icon of bad taste cinema (Pink Flamingos; Hairspray), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1988)

Elvin Hayes

1945-11-17 Elvin Hayes, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (NBA All-Star 1969–1980; NBA scoring champion 1969), born in Rayville, Louisiana

  • 1946-03-14 Wes Unseld, American Basketball Hall of Fame center and coach (NBA C'ship, Finals MVP 1978; NBA MVP 1969; 5 x NBA All-Star; Washington Bullets), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2020)
  • 1946-04-22 John Waters, American director (Hairspray), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1946-12-29 Paul Trible, American attorney & politician (Sen-R-Va), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1947-01-02 Calvin Hill, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl 1969, 72–74; All-Pro 1969, 73; Super Bowl 1971; Dallas Cowboys), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1947-04-12 Tom Clancy, American author (Rainbow Six, The Hunt for Red October), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2013)
  • 1947-05-14 Tamara Dobson, American actress (Amazons; Cleopatra Jones), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2006)
  • 1947-11-18 Jameson Parker, actor (American Justice, Simon & Simon), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1947-11-24 Dwight Schultz, American actor (A-Team - "Murdock"; Star Trek: The Next Generation - "Barclay"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1948-04-02 Joan D. Vinge, American sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Dune), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1948-10-24 Kweisi Mfume, American (Rep-D-Maryland) and CEO of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1948-11-20 John Bolton, American security advisor and diplomat (US Ambassador to UN), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1949-02-15 Christopher Rouse, American Grammy Award-winning composer (Trombone Concerto - Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1993), and educator (Eastman School, 1981-2002; Juilliard, 1997-2017), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2019)
  • 1949-07-10 Greg Kihn, American pop musician ("The Break-Up Song (They Don't Write 'Em)"; "Jeopardy"), radio personality (KFOX, 1996-2012), and novelist, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1949-08-15 Beverly Burns, American pilot and 1st woman to captain a Boeing 747, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1950-05-17 Howard Ashman, American playwright and lyricist (Little Shop of Horrors: The Little Mermaid), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1991)
  • 1950-07-03 Damon Harris, African-American soul singer (The Temptations - "My Girl"), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2013)
  • 1950-08-15 Billy Griffin, American singer (Miracles - "Love Machine"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1950-10-17 Howard E Rollins Jr, actor (Bannister-Wildside, Another World), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1950-11-24 Damon Evans, American actor (The Jeffersons), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1951-01-18 Elijah Cummings, American politician (Rep-Maryland (D) 1996-2019), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2019)
  • 1951-01-30 Charles S. Dutton, American actor (Alien 3; Crocodile Dundee 2; Roc), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1951-04-15 Marsha S. Ivins, American astronaut (STS 32, 46, 62, 81), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1952-01-27 Brian Gottfried, American tennis player (Wimbledon doubles, 1976; French Open doubles, 1975, 77), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1952-02-03 Fred Lynn, American baseball outfielder (Boston, California, Baltimore), born in Chicago, Illinois

David Hasselhoff

1952-07-17 David Hasselhoff, American actor (Night Rider, Mitch-Baywatch), born in Baltimore, Maryland

  • 1952-08-29 Karen Hesse, American children's book writer (Out of the Dust), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1953-12-11 Bess Armstrong, American actress (Julia-On Our Own, 4 Seasons, Jaws), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1955-01-22 Thomas David Jones, United States astronaut (STS 59, 68, 80, sk: 98), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1955-01-22 Timothy R. Ferguson, American politician, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1956-02-06 Linda Grovenor, American actress (Die Laughing, Wheels of Fire), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1956-07-03 Montel Williams, American TV talk show host (Montel), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1956-10-16 Marin Alsop, American conductor and 1st woman to head a major American orchestra (Baltimore Symphony, 2007-2021; Vienna RSO, 2019-present), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957-09-13 John G. Trueschler, American politician (member of the Maryland House of Delegates), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1957-10-24 John Kassir, American actor and comedian, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1958-02-16 Michael W. Burns, American politician, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1958-05-03 Kevin Kilner, American actor (Earth:Final Conflict), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1959-07-31 Mike Bielecki, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1959-08-06 Grant Aleksander, actor (Guiding Light, All My Children), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1959-12-04 Susan W. Krebs, American politician, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1960-07-05 James M. Kelly, American politician (Maryland), born in Baltimore County, Maryland
  • 1960-09-17 Kevin Clash, American puppeteer (Sesame Street, 1984-2012 - "Elmo"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1962-01-06 Sean Landeta, NFL place kicker (NY Giants), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1962-03-05 Elise Burgin, tennis star, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1962-03-05 Robert L Curbeam Jr, astronaut (STS 85, sk: 99), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1962-07-04 Pam Shriver, American tennis star (1991 US Open doubles/Olympic gold 1988), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1963-09-06 Bryan Simonaire, American politician (Maryland State Senator), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1964-03-20 Ruth Davidon, rower (Olympic 6th 1996), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1964-08-01 Adam Duritz, American rock singer-songwriter, and keyboardist (Counting Crows - "Mr. Jones"; "Accidentally in Love"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1965-01-09 Muggsy Bogues, American NBA guard and the shortest player ever to play in the NBA (Washington Bullets, Charlotte Hornets), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1966-01-06 Donnell Woolford, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1966-01-10 Steve Kramer, American politician, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1966-11-17 Jeff Nelson, pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1967-03-29 Brian Jordan, American baseball outfielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1967-06-17 Keith Sims, American football offensive guard (Pro Bowl 1993–95; Miami Dolphins, Washington Redskins), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1968-11-08 Parker Posey, American actress (Tess Shelby-As the World Turns), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1968-11-16 Chris Haney, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1968-12-14 Noelle Beck, American actress (Trisha-Loving, Fletch Lives), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1969-02-22 Thomas Jane, American actor, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1969-07-31 Kenneth D. Schisler, American politician, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1969-11-12 Ian Bremmer, American political scientist, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1969-11-18 Sam Cassell, American NBA guard (NJ Nets, Houston Rockets), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1969-12-27 Suzanne Paxton, fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Baltimore Maryland
  • 1970-02-24 Jonathan Ward, American actor (Doug-Charles in Charge; Beans Baxter), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1970-06-12 Damon Buford, American baseball outfielder (Texas Rangers), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1971-09-09 Jill Sudduth, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Jada Pinkett Smith

1971-09-18 Jada Pinkett Smith, American actress (Set it Off; Nutty Professor;, Menace II Society), born in Baltimore, Maryland

  • 1971-12-10 Brian Nichols, American spree killer (on trial for rape when he escaped from custody and murdered the judge presiding over his trial, a court reporter, a sheriff's deputy and later a federal agent), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1972-06-10 Steven Fischer, American film producer and director, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1972-08-28 Jay Witasick, American baseball player, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1972-12-03 Bucky Lasek, American skateboarder (10 x Summer X Games gold), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1973-04-11 Reggie Tongue, American football safety, 1996-2005 (Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, and 2 other teams), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1973-10-10 Zach Thornton, American soccer goalkeeper (8 caps; MLS GK of the Year: 1998, 2009), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1974-10-09 Keith Booth, American NBA forward (Chicago Bulls), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1975-04-04 Kisha Ford, American WNBA guard and forward (NY Liberty), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1975-08-03 N. D. Kalu, American defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1976-11-29 Anna Faris, American actress (Mom), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1977-11-03 Greg Plitt, American fitness model and entrepreneur, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2015)
  • 1978-09-13 Megan Henning, American actress (I Know Who Killed Me), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1978-10-09 Juan Dixon, American basketball player, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1978-11-09 Sisqó [Mark Althavean Andrews], American singer (Dru Hill, Unleash the Dragon), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1979-11-10 Warren Wolf, American jazz vibraphonist, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1980-08-22 Christi Shake, American model and actress, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1983-06-27 Evan Taubenfeld, American pop-rock guitarist (Avril Lavigne), singer-songwriter, and producer (The Blacklist Club), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1984-10-21 Kenny Cooper, American soccer forward (10 caps), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Michael Phelps

1985-06-30 Michael Phelps, American swimmer (record 23 Olympic gold medals), born in Baltimore, Maryland

  • 1986-11-01 Penn Badgley, American actor (Dan Humphrey - Gossip Girl), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1987-04-13 Brandon Hardesty, American internet entertainer, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1987-04-20 John Patrick Amedori, American actor (The Butterfly Effect), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths