Boston in History (Part 3)

Massachusetts: Lowell - Newton - Springfield, MA - Worcester

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 400

  • 1915-09-18 Boston Braves trounce St Louis Cardinals 20-1
  • 1916-06-16 Boston Brave's Tom Hughes 2nd no-hitter beats Pitts, 2-0
  • 1916-06-21 Boston Rube Forster no-hits NY Yankees, 2-0
  • 1916-07-14 St Louis Brown Ernie Koob pitches all 17 inns in a 0-0 tie vs Boston
  • 1916-08-30 Boston's Dutch Leonard no-hits St Louis Browns, 4-0
  • 1918-08-01 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Boston Braves, 2-0, in 21 innings
  • 1919-01-15 Two million gallons of molasses flood Boston Massachusetts in the "Great Molasses Flood" when a storage tank burst, drowning 21 and injuring 150
  • 1919-09-09 Boston's police force strikes
  • 1919-12-10 NY, Boston, & Chicago, oppose AL resolution accusing Ban Johnson of overstepping his duties
  • 1920-05-01 Longest MLB game by innings - Brooklyn Robins tie the Boston Braves, 1-1, in 26 innings
  • 1921-09-15 WBZ-AM in Boston MA begins radio transmissions
  • 1923-02-20 Christy Mathewson becomes President of Boston Braves
  • 1924-01-12 History of Science Society organized at Boston
  • 1924-07-17 St Louis Card Jesse Haines no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
  • 1924-09-24 Boston, Massachusetts, opens its airport
  • 1925-07-04 44 die when Dreyfus Hotel in Boston collapses
  • 1926-05-08 Fire breaks out in Fenway Park, home of Boston Red Socks baseball team
  • 1927-04-13 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Boston Bruins, in 2 games & 2 ties
  • 1927-05-09 52nd Preakness: Whitey Abel aboard Bostonian wins in 2:01.6
  • 1927-05-17 Chicago Cubs beat Boston Braves, 4-3, in 22 innings
  • 1927-05-18 Ritz Hotel opens in Boston
  • 1928-09-29 Cardinals win NL pennant with a 3-1 win at Boston
  • 1928-10-12 1st use of iron lung (Boston's Children Hospital)
  • 1928-11-17 Boston Garden officially opens
  • 1928-11-20 Boston Gardens opens, Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 1-0
  • 1929-03-29 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep NY Rangers in 2 games
  • 1930-03-28 1st performance of Walter Piston's Suite for orchestra (Boston)
  • 1930-04-03 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 2 games
  • 1930-12-13 George Sisler's career ends when Boston Braves release him
  • 1932-07-09 Washington Redskins (then Boston Braves) formed
  • 1932-10-02 Washington Redskins (as Boston Braves) play 1st NFL game, lose 14-0
  • 1934-09-18 St Louis Brown Bobo Newsom loses no-hitter to Boston in 10, 2-1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1935-02-26 NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1935-04-16 Babe Ruth's 1st NL game, for Boston Braves, included a HR
  • 1935-05-25 Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs Pirates
  • 1935-06-27 Danno O'Mahoney beats Jim Londos in Boston, to become wrestling champ
  • 1935-06-30 Danno O'Mahoney beats Ed George in Boston, to become wrestling champ
  • 1935-09-22 Boston Braves lose NL record 110th game of year en route to 115
  • 1935-09-30 Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" premieres in Boston
  • 1936-01-30 New owners of Boston Braves ask newspapermen to pick a new nickname
  • 1936-07-07 4th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 at Braves Field, Boston
  • 1936-08-06 1st time in 20th century, 1st 2 batters in a game-Roy Johnson and Rabbit Warstler of Boston Bees-lead off with HRs
  • 1936-09-28 Brooklyn & Boston play a penalty free NFL game
  • 1936-12-13 Final Boston Redskin NFL game, lose to Packers 21-6, move to Washington, D.C.
  • 1937-02-13 NFL Boston Redskins move to Washington, D.C.
  • 1937-08-18 1st FM radio construction permit issued (W1X0J (WGTR) in Boston MA)
  • 1937-09-08 Yankees trailing 6-1 in 9th, score 8 to beat Boston 9-6
  • 1937-10-25 Casey Stengel signs to manage Boston Bees
  • 1938-02-11 Steve Casey beats Lou Thesz in Boston, to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title
  • 1938-06-11 Cincinnati Red Johnny Vander Meer no-hits Boston Braves, 3-0
  • 1938-06-19 Reds Johnny Vander Meer extends his string of hitless baseball innings to 21 2/3 before Debs Garms singles for Boston in 4th

  • 1939-02-24 Roy Harris' 3rd Symphony premieres in Boston
  • 1939-04-16 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1
  • 1939-06-27 Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 2-2, in 23 innings
  • 1940-05-14 Boston's Jimmie Foxx HR goes over Comiskey Park's left field roof
  • 1940-05-24 NY Giants rip Boston Bees 8-1 in 1st night game at Polo Grounds
  • 1941-01-01 7th Sugar Bowl: #4 Boston College beats #6 Tennessee, 19-13
  • 1941-04-12 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games
  • 1942-11-28 492 die in a fire that destroyed Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston
  • 1943-01-01 9th Orange Bowl: #10 Alabama beats #8 Boston College, 37-21
  • 1943-04-08 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
  • 1944-01-27 Casey Stengel, manager of the Boston Braves since 1938, resigns Lou Perini, Guido Rugo, & Joseph Maney buy control of Boston Braves
  • 1944-04-27 Boston Brave Jim Tobin no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 2-0
  • 1944-05-15 Cincinnati Red Clyde Shoun no-hits Boston Braves, 1-0
  • 1944-06-22 Boston Brave Jim Tobin 2nd no-hitter of yr beats Phils, 7-0 in 5 inn
  • 1946-04-23 Brooklyn Dodger Ed Head no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
  • 1946-05-11 1st night game at Boston Braves Field (Giants 5, Braves 1)
  • 1946-07-09 13th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 12-0 at Fenway Park, Boston
  • 1947-06-18 Cincinnati Red Ewell Blackwell no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0
  • 1947-08-20 Boston Braves hit a million attendance for 1st time
  • 1948-01-09 Walter Piston's 3rd Symphony in E, premieres in Boston
  • 1948-06-09 WBZ TV channel 4 in Boston, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-06-21 WNAC (now WHDH) TV channel 7 in Boston, MA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-09-06 "Mr Strauss Goes to Boston" opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1948-09-16 "Mr Strauss Goes to Boston" closes at Century NYC after 12 performances
  • 1948-09-26 Boston Braves win 1st NL championship since 1914
  • 1948-10-11 Cleveland Indians beat Boston Braves, 4 games to 2 in 45th World Series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948-11-26 1st polaroid camera sold for $89.75 in Boston at the Jordan Marsh department store. The Land Camera model 95 becomes prototype for all Polaroid Land cameras for next 15 years

Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land
Scientist and Inventor
Edwin Land
  • 1950-01-17 The Great Brinks Robbery - 11 men rob $1.2M cash & $1.5M securities from armored car company Brink's offices in Boston, Massachusetts

Film release premierFilm Premier

1950-02-15 Walt Disney's animated film "Cinderella" premieres in Boston

Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney
  • 1950-04-18 Sam Jethroe is 1st African American to play for Boston Braves
  • 1950-08-11 Boston Brave Vern Bickford no-hits Bkln Dodger, 7-0
  • 1950-11-09 Boston Brave Sam Jethroe wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1951-05-06 Pitts Pirate Cliff Chambers no-hits Boston Brave, 3-0
  • 1951-08-11 1st televised baseball game in color, on WCBS in New York City (Boston Braves beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 8-1)
  • 1951-09-13 St Louis Cards beat NY Giants 6-4 (rescheduled from 9/12) then at night lose to Boston Braves 2-0
  • 1952-05-30 Charlie Grimm succeeds Tommy Holmes as manager of Boston Braves
  • 1952-06-14 Boston Brave Warren Spahn strikes out 18 Cubs in 15 innings
  • 1952-09-15 Braves last game in Boston's Braves Field before move to Milwaukee
  • 1953-01-31 New York, Cleveland, & Boston retaliate at Bill Veeck, forcing the Browns to play afternoon games to avoid sharing TV revenues
  • 1953-03-03 Boston Braves, who own Milwaukee minor league franchise, block St Louis Browns attempt to shift their franchise to Milwaukee
  • 1953-03-18 Boston Braves move to Milwaukee
  • 1953-03-18 NL approves Boston Braves move to Milwaukee (1st shift since 1903)
  • 1953-04-16 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
  • 1953-06-07 1st color network telecast in compatible color (Boston Massachusetts)
  • 1953-08-31 WKBG (now WLVI) TV channel 56 in Cambridge-Boston, MA (IND) begins
  • 1954-03-04 Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, announces the first successful kidney transplant.
  • 1954-10-30 1st use of 24-sec shot clock in pro basketball (Rochester vs Boston)
  • 1954-12-23 The first human kidney transplant is performed by Dr. Joseph E. Murray at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1955-05-02 WGBH TV channel 2 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 286 of 286

  • 1949-08-15 Kate Taylor, American singer-songwriter (It's in His Kiss), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1949-08-17 Sib Hashian, rock drummer (Boston), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1950-05-11 John Kelly, American General, President Trump's Chief of Staff (2017-), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1950-08-11 Erik Brann, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2003), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1950-11-21 Livingston Taylor, rocker (I Will be in Love With You), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1951-06-07 Anne Twomey, American actress (Secret, Deadly Friend, Imagemaker), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1951-06-12 Brad Delp, American rock musician (lead singer of Boston and RTZ), born in Peabody, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
  • 1951-11-29 Barry Goudreau, rock guitarist (Boston), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1952-02-03 Fred Lynn, baseball outfielder (Boston, California, Baltimore), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953-06-20 Brian J Duffy, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 45, 57, 72, sk:92), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1953-09-16 Lenny Clarke, actor (Officer Hampton-John Larroquette Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1953-12-14 Joe Toplyn, comedic writer (Late Night with David Letterman), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1953-12-31 James Remar, actor (48 Hours, Rent-a-Cop, Cotton Club), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1954-05-05 Angelo Kimball, rock guitarist (Face To Face), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1955-02-07 Rolf Benirschke, NFL place kicker/TV host (Wheel of Fortune), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1955-03-02 Dale Bozzio, vocalist (Missing Persons-Destination Unknown), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1956-03-31 Bruce Sinofsky, American documentary film director (Brothers Keeper), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1957-05-25 Hillary Bailey Smith, actress (Nora-One Life to Live), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1958-04-07 Alexandra Neil, actress (Rose-Guiding Light), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1958-08-22 Colm Feore, American actor (The Chronicles of Riddick), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1959-05-06 Kate Collins, actress (Natalie Hunter-All My Children), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1961-07-26 Gary Cherone, American heavy metal vocalist (Extreme, Van Halen), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1962-04-02 Clark Gregg, American actor and director (Agent Phil Coulson), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1962-08-13 John Slattery, American actor (Mad Men, The Adjustment Bureau), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1963-03-10 Jasmine Guy, actress (Whitley-Different World), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1963-04-04 Anthony Clark, American actor and comedian (Boyd Pritchett-Boston Common), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1963-07-24 Paul Geary, heavy metal drummer (Extreme-More Than Words), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1963-11-19 Justine Greiner, playmate (February, 1984), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1964-03-19 Barbara Lynch, American restaurateur (The Barbara Lynch Gruppo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1964-04-06 Bill Brooks, American NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1965-02-03 Maura Tierney, actress (Lisa-Newsradio), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1965-03-17 Caitlin Bilodeaux, US fencer (Olympic-92), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1965-04-06 Black Francis [Charles Thompson IV], American singer and songwriter (Pixies, Frank Black), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1966-03-03 Wendy Fletcher, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1993), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1966-03-09 Michael Patrick MacDonald, Irish-American activist against crime and violence and author (All Souls: A Family Story From Southie), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1966-06-14 Traylor Howard, actress (Joy Byrnes-Boston Common), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1966-09-27 Stephanie D Wilson, astronaut, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1966-10-31 Mike O'Malley, American actor (The Mike O'Malley Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1967-08-22 Ant [Anthony Steven Kalloniatis], American comedian, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1967-09-18 Ricky Bell, rock vocalist (New Edition, Bell Biv Devoe), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1967-11-17 Ronnie Devoe, vocals (New Edition, Bell Div Devoe-Candy Girl), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968-03-06 Connie Britton, actress (Nikki-Spin City), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968-04-14 Anthony Michael Hall, American actor (SNL, Breakfast Club), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968-05-16 Ralph Tresvant, singer (New Editon), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968-05-27 Jeff Bagwell, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968-06-04 Scott Wolf, actor (Broken Arrow, Party of 5), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968-08-10 Michael Bivins, rock vocalist (New Edition, Bell Biv Devoe), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1969-05-14 Danny Wood, American musician (New Kids), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1969-05-17 Paige Turco, actress (Melanie-Guiding Light), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1969-06-13 Jamie Walters, American actor and singer (The Heights, Beverly Hills 90210), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1969-08-16 Becky Delos Santos, playmate (April, 1994), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1969-08-17 Donald E Wahlberg Jr, rocker (New Kids-Hangin' Tough), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1969-08-18 Edward Norton, American actor (American History X), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1969-12-07 Patrice O'Neal, American stand-up comedian, born in Boston (d. 2011)

Person of interestUma Thurman

1970-04-29 Uma Thurman, American actress (Baron Munchausen, Pulp Fiction), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Actress Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman
  • 1971-04-03 Peter Schwab, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Person of interestMark Wahlberg

1971-06-05 Mark Wahlberg, rap singer (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch) and actor (Boogie Nights, The Departed), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg
  • 1971-06-25 Michael Tucker, American baseball outfielder (KC Royals), born in South Boston, Virginia
  • 1971-09-13 Ted Drury, US hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1971-10-30 Edward "Ted" Murphy, rower (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1971-11-13 John Francis Zingg, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun Boys), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1971-11-21 Dahlia Salem, actress (Sofia Carlino-Another World), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1972-03-28 Jonathan Edwards, doubles luger (Olympics 1994), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1972-04-21 Lori Flick, Miss America-Massachusetts (1997), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1972-06-28 Alessandro Nivola, American actor, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1972-10-14 Erika de Lone, tennis star (1996 Futures-Wilmington DE), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1972-10-24 Louis Michael Anthony Sassin, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1973-02-24 James Michael Kennedy, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun Boys), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1974-01-25 Jonathan Bryan Colling, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun Boys), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1974-08-20 Misha Collins, American actor (Supernatural), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1974-08-29 Brad Boston, soling sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1974-08-30 Rich Cronin, US singer songwriter (Lyte Funkie Ones), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1975-01-10 Shannon Kavanaugh, rocker (Ivory Soul), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1975-02-19 Paul Frey, dance skater (& Ponte-1995 Eastern Jr champ), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1978-05-11 Richard Spencer, American white supremacist, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1980-05-16 Michael Ryan, American ice hockey player and coach (Springfield Thunderbirds), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1980-12-30 Eliza Dushku, actress (This Boy's Life, True Lies, Journey), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1981-02-20 Adri├ín Lamo, American threat analyst and hacker (NYT, Yahoo!, Microsoft) who reported Chelsea Manning to the FBI, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2018)
  • 1982-05-01 Katya [Brian McCook] American drag queen, comedian and TV performer (The Trixie and Katya Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1982-05-09 Rachel Boston, American actress
  • 1982-11-11 Lil' Dave, [Davis Shelton], rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1983-04-27 Ari Graynor, American actress (The Sopranos), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1984-06-21 Jujubee [Airline Inthyrath], American drag queen and TV performer (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1987-04-11 Michelle Phan, American Vietnamese make-up vlogger and entrepreneur, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1988-06-07 Milan Lucic, Canadian Hockey player (Boston Bruins)
  • 1996-05-24 Matthew Eappen, baby killed by nanny Louise Woodward, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths