Newton in History

Massachusetts: Boston - Lowell - Springfield, MA - Worcester

Famous Birthdays

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

Roger 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)

  • 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 stage and screen actor and singer (The Music Man; Mame; The 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 Tony and Emmy Award-winning stage and screen singer and actor (Mad Men; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 2022)
  • 1941-04-11 Ellen Goodman, American political columnist (Pulitzer 1980), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1954-05-25 Alison Stern, American wife of radio personality Howard Stern (Private Parts), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1954-09-08 Mark Foley, American politician (Rep-(R)-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

Matt 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

Amy Poehler

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

  • 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)