Lowell in History

Massachusetts: Boston - Newton - Springfield, MA - Worcester

Historical Events

  • 1846-02-21 1st US woman telegrapher is Sarah G. Bagley of Lowell, Massachusetts

Famous Birthdays

  • 1854-11-13 George Whitfield Chadwick, American composer (Judi Van Winke), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1931)

Bette DavisBette Davis (1908-1989)

1908-04-05 American actress (Of Human Bondage; Jezebel; All About Eve), born in Lowell, Massachusetts

  • 1921-03-25 Nancy Kelly, American child actress and model (The Bad Seed, Double Exposure, Jesse James), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1995)

Jack KerouacJack Kerouac (1922-1969)

1922-03-12 American novelist and poet of the Beat Generation (On the Road, Mexico Blues), born in Lowell, Massachusetts

  • 1922-03-20 Ray Goulding, comedian (Bob & Ray), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1922-04-15 Michael Ansara, American actor (Broken Arrow, Centennial), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 2013)
  • 1931-03-13 Rosalind Elias, American mezzo-soprano (Wagner's Die Walküre - "Grimgerde"; Barber's Vanessa - "Erika"), and opera director, born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 2020)
  • 1931-06-20 Olympia Dukakis, Greek-American stage and screen, Obie, Oscar, and Golden Globe award-winning actress (Man Equals Man; Moonstruck; Steel Magnolias)), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1936-07-24 Mark Goddard, actor (Don West-Lost in Space), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1938-04-25 Roger Boisjoly, American aerodynamicist (anticipated challenger disaster), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1953-06-27 Kent Bostick, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics-84, 96), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1957-09-19 Richard M. Linnehan, American astronaut (STS 78, sk: 90), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1963-08-30 Michael Chiklis, American actor (Commish, The Shield), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1965-10-04 Micky Ward, American boxer (WBU light welterweight champion 2000; famous Arturo Gatti fight trilogy), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1970-03-27 Anthony Prior, American NFL cornerback (NY Jets, Minnesota Vikings), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1971-07-09 Scott Grimes, American actor (Together We Stand), born in Lowell, Massachusetts