Newton in History

Massachusetts: Boston - Lowell - Springfield, MA - Worcester

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestRoger Sherman

1721-04-19 Roger Sherman, American lawyer and Founding Father of the United States (Declaration of Independence, Constitution), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1793)

Founding Father of the United States Roger Sherman
Founding Father of the United States
Roger Sherman
  • 1818-08-30 Alexander H. Rice, American businessman and politician, 30th Governor of Massachusetts (1876-78), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1895)
  • 1871-01-05 Frederick Shepherd Converse, composer, born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1906-06-20 Bob Howard, singer/pianist (Sing it Again), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1918-06-08 Robert Preston [Meservey], American actor (Music Man, Mame, Last Starfighter), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1987)
  • 1928-11-09 Anne Sexton, American poet (Live or Die; Pulitzer 1967), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • 1931-05-18 Robert Morse, American singer and actor (Mad Men, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1960-07-09 Christopher J "Gus" Loria, Major USMC/astronaut, born in Newton, Massachusetts

Person of interestMatt LeBlanc

1967-07-25 Matt LeBlanc, American actor (Joey Tribbiani-Friends), born in Newton, Massachusetts

  • 1969-09-09 Scott DeFreitas, actor (Andy Dixon-As the World Turns), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1971-09-16 Amy Poehler, American comedian and actress (Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1979-07-31 B. J. Novak, American actor (Inglourious Basterds), born in Newton, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • 1997-02-10 Matthew Eappen of Newton Massachusetts (b. 1996)