Newton in History

Massachusetts: Boston - Lowell - Springfield, MA - Worcester

Famous Birthdays

  • 1715-03-07 Ephraim Williams, American philanthropist, born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1755)

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 Converse, American composer (The Pipe of Desire), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1940)
  • 1886-04-14 Edward C. Tolman, American psychologist (behaviorism), born in West Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1959)
  • 1888-12-08 Fiske Kimball, American architect and art historian, born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1955)
  • 1906-06-20 Bob Howard, American singer and pianist (Sing it Again), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • 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
  • 1941-04-11 Ellen Goodman, American political columnist (Pulitzer 1980), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1954-05-25 Alison Stern, wife of radio personality Howard Stern (Private Parts), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1954-09-08 Mark Foley, American politician (R) (US Rep Florida 1995-2006), resigned after texting scandal, born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1960-07-09 Christopher J "Gus" Loria, Major USMC/astronaut, born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1965-07-05 Kathryn Erbe, American actress (Detective Alexandra Eames-Law & Order: Criminal Intent), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1967-01-31 Fat Mike [Michael Burkett], American musician (NOFX), 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, American actor (Andy Dixon-As the World Turns), born in Newton, Massachusetts

Person of interestAmy Poehler

1971-09-16 Amy Poehler, American comedian and actress (Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation), born in Newton, Massachusetts

Actress, comedian, writer and producer Amy Poehler
Actress, comedian, writer and producer
Amy Poehler
  • 1972-04-18 Eli Roth, American film director (Cabin Fever) and actor, 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)