Maryland in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 329

  • 1915-11-09 Sargent Shriver, American politician and activist (Peace Corps), born in Westminster, Maryland (d. 2011)
  • 1916-01-01 Earl Wrightson, American actor and singer (Pinafore, Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1993)
  • 1916-12-05 Margaret Hayes, American actress (Blackboard Jungle, Robert Montgomery Presents), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1977)
  • 1917-04-15 Hans Conried, American actor (Peter Pan; Bullwinkle Show; Make Room for Daddy - "Uncle Tonoose"; The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1982)
  • 1917-10-08 Walter Lord, American author (A Night to Remember), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2002)
  • 1918-07-25 Jane Frank, American artist, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1986)

Person of interestSpiro Agnew

1918-11-09 Spiro Agnew, American politician (Vice President, 1969 until resignation over corruption allegations in 1973), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1996)

Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew
Vice President of the United States
Spiro Agnew
  • 1919-06-30 Lee Krieger, American actor (Clambake, One Way Wahini), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1967)
  • 1919-12-31 Tommy Byrne, American baseball player, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2007)
  • 1920-09-17 Marjorie Holt, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2018)
  • 1921-03-16 Anne Truitt [Anne Dean], American sculptor, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2004)
  • 1921-09-20 Melvin "Slappy" White, American comedian and actor, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1995)
  • 1921-11-02 William Donald Schaefer, American politician (Gov-D-Md), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2011)
  • 1922-07-24 Charles Mathias Jr., American Republican politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Frederick, Maryland (d. 2010)
  • 1922-07-27 Lillian Hayman, American actress (Leslie Uggams Show), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1994)
  • 1922-12-02 Leo Gordon, American actor (Maverick, Circus Boy, Enos, Winds of War), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1923-09-28 Fred Robbins, DJ (Coke Time with Eddie Fisher, Robbins Nest), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1924-08-03 Leon Uris, American novelist (Exodus, QB VII, Battle Cry), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2003)
  • 1925-08-18 Sonny Til [Earlington Carl Tilghman], American doo-wop singer (The Orioles), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1981)
  • 1926-03-27 Frank O'Hara, American writer and poet, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1966)
  • 1926-06-03 Roscoe G Bartlett, (Rep-R-Maryland)
  • 1926-06-09 Mona Freeman, American actress (Black Beauty, Dear Wife, Heiress), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2014)
  • 1926-10-28 Bowie Kuhn, American lawyer, sports administrator (MLB Commissioner 1969-1984), born in Takoma Park, Maryland (d. 2007)
  • 1926-11-13 Harry Hughes, 57th Governor of Maryland (1979-87), born in Easton, Maryland
  • 1927-04-03 Wesley Brown, 1st African American US Naval Academy graduate, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2012)
  • 1927-06-09 Norman Sisisky, American politician (Rep-D-VA, 1983-2001), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2001)
  • 1927-10-08 Gigi Durston, American singer (Sonny Kendis Show), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1928-04-06 Will Gaines, American-British tap dancer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2014)
  • 1928-08-30 Johnny Mann, American music director (Johnny Mann Singers; Stand Up And Cheer), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2014)
  • 1929-05-16 Adrienne Rich, American feminist writer (Diamond Cutters), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2012)
  • 1930-03-30 John Astin, American actor (I'm Dickens, He's Fenster; The Addams Family), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1930-05-11 William Carey, American businessman and philanthropist (W.P. Carey & Co. LLC), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2012)
  • 1931-02-12 Constance A Morella, (Rep-R-Maryland)
  • 1932-07-27 Beverly Byron, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1932-11-26 Alan Stout, American composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2018)
  • 1933-04-25 Jerry Leiber, American songwriter (Leiber & Stoller), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2011)
  • 1933-09-25 Erik Darling, American folk musician (Rooftop Singers), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2008)
  • 1934-12-19 Al Kaline, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (18 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1968; 10 × Gold Glove Award; Detroit Tigers), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2020)
  • 1935-01-28 Nicholas Pryor, American actor (The Hunger Games), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1935-12-17 Cal Ripken Sr, American MLB manager (Baltimore Orioles), born in Aberdeen, Maryland (d. 1999)
  • 1936-07-27 J. Robert Hooper, American politician, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2008)
  • 1936-08-16 Anita Gillette, American actress (Quincy ME, Marathon, Moonstruck), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1937-01-31 Philip Glass, American minimalist composer (Einstein On The Beach; Koyaanisqatsi), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1937-11-06 Joe Warfield, American actor, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1937-12-21 Donald F. Munson, American politician (former Maryland Senator), born in Hagerstown, Maryland
  • 1937-12-30 (Noel) Paul Stookey, singer, songwriter and musician (Peter, Paul, & Mary - "The Wedding Song (There Is Love)"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1938-02-03 Randolfe "Randy" Wicker [Charles Gervin Hayden Jr.], American author, LGBT and pro-cloning activist and blogger, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1939-02-22 Steve Barber, American MLB pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees), born in Takoma Park, Maryland (d. 2007)

Person of interestJack Fisher

1939-03-04 Jack Fisher, MLB Pitcher, born in Frostburg, Maryland

MLB Pitcher Jack Fisher
MLB Pitcher
Jack Fisher
  • 1939-06-11 Bernard Purdie, American session drummer, born in Elkton, Maryland
  • 1939-07-03 Jay Tarses, American actor and writer (Open All Night, Duck Factory), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1939-08-28 [Catherine] Cassie Mackin, American newswoman (NBC TV) and 1st woman to regularly anchor an evening network newscast alone, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1982)

Person of interestNancy Pelosi

1940-03-26 Nancy Pelosi, American politician (Rep-D-California 1987-), 1st female Speaker of the House (2007-11, 2019-), born in Baltimore, Maryland

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
US Speaker of the House
Nancy Pelosi
  • 1940-05-06 Murray Sidlin, American conductor (National Symphony 1973-77), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1940-12-21 Frank Zappa, American rocker, composer, activist and filmmaker (Mothers of Invention, Hot Rats), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1993)
  • 1941-09-19 "Mama" Cass Elliot, American rock vocalist (Mamas & The Papas), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1974)
  • 1941-10-11 Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpeter, born in Frederick, Maryland (d. 1999)
  • 1942-04-06 Barry Levinson, American Academy Award-winning film director, and screenwriter (Diner; Rain Man; Good Morning, Vietnam), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1943-04-18 Lesley Miller, American singer and songwriter (He Wore A Green Beret), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1943-09-03 Michael D. Barnes, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 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
  • 1944-12-25 Henry Vestine, American guitarist (Canned Heat), born in Takoma Park, Maryland (d. 1997)
  • 1945-04-22 Donald E. Graham, American businessman (Graham Holdings Company, Facebook), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1945-07-26 Linda Harrison, American actress (Bracken's World, Planet of Apes), born in Berlin, Maryland
  • 1945-10-19 Divine [Harris Glenn Milstead], American actress, drag queen and international icon of bad taste cinema (Pink Flamingos), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1988)
  • 1946-04-15 Wayne Gilchrest, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Rahway, New Jersey
  • 1946-04-22 John Waters, American director (Hairspray), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1946-10-02 Roger Jett, American actor (Smithereens), born in Cumberland, Maryland
  • 1946-12-29 Paul Trible, American attorney & politician (Sen-R-Va), 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, actress (Amazons, Cleopatra Jones), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1947-07-24 Robert Hays, actor (Airplane!, Starman, Scandalous), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 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
  • 1949-07-10 Greg Kihn, American pop musician and radio personality, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1949-08-15 Beverly Burns, American pilot and 1st woman to captain a Boeing 747, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1949-11-30 Margaret Whitton, actress (Good & Evil, Major League), born in Meade, Maryland (d. 2016)
  • 1949-11-30 Bill Reichenbach Jr., American trombonist, born in Takoma Park, Maryland
  • 1950-02-09 Richard F. Colburn, American politician, Senator (R) Maryland (1995-2015), born in Easton, Maryland
  • 1950-06-22 Murphy Cross, actor (Phyl & Mikhy, Perfect), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland
  • 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
  • 1950-10-10 Nora Roberts, American novelist (Angels Fall), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 1950-10-17 Howard E Rollins Jr, actor (Bannister-Wildside, Another World), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1950-10-26 Chuck Foreman, American NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings), born in Frederick, Maryland
  • 1950-11-24 Damon Evans, Balt Md, 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
  • 1951-02-23 Patricia Richardson, American actress (Double Trouble, Home Improvement), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1951-04-15 Marsha S. Ivins, American astronaut (STS 32, 46, 62, 81), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1951-07-04 Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, American Democratic politician and Lieutenant Governor of Maryland (1995-2003), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1951-07-10 Cheryl Wheeler, American singer and songwriter, born in Timonium, Maryland
  • 1951-09-10 Albert R Wynn, American politician (Rep-D-Maryland 1993-2008), born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-10-27 Nancy Jacobs, American politician (R), Senator Maryland (1999-2015), born in Charleston, West Virginia

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