Massachusetts in History (Part 3)

Massachusetts: Boston - Lowell - Newton - Springfield, MA - Worcester

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 601

  • 1892-09-01 Leverett Saltonstall, 55th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1979)
  • 1893-01-28 Elliot Griffis, American composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • 1893-08-21 Theresa Weld Blanchard, American figure skating champion (1914, 1920-24), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • 1893-11-24 Charles F. Hurley, 54th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)
  • 1894-05-31 Fred Allen, comedian (Fred Allen Radio Show), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1894-07-25 Walter Brennan, American actor (Real McCoys, At Gun Point), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • 1894-09-22 John Gough, American actor (Smooth as Satin, In the Land of the Tortilla, Circus Kid), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • 1894-10-14 E.E.Cummings (Edward Estlin), poet (Tulips & Chimneys), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1894-11-16 Mabel Normand, [Muriel Fortescue], comedienne (Mickey), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1894-12-17 Arthur Fiedler, conductor (Boston Pops), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1895-03-28 Christian Herter, 59th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1966)
  • 1895-08-24 Richard Cardinal Cushing, Archbishop of Boston (1944-70), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1970)
  • 1895-09-28 Wallace K Harrison, US architect (UN, Lincoln Center), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1896-02-29 William W Wellman, director (Star is Born), born in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • 1896-06-07 Robert S. Mulliken, American chemist and physicist (Nobel 1966), born in Newburyport, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • 1896-10-30 Ruth Gordon, American actress (Rosemary's Baby, Harold & Maude), born in Quincy, Massachusetts (d. 1985)

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1897-08-10 Jack Haley [John Joseph], American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Ford Star Revue), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1878)

Actor Jack Haley
Actor
Jack Haley
  • 1899-02-02 Benny Rubin, American actor and comedian (Benny Rubin Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • 1899-02-27 Ian Keith, American actor (Abraham Lincoln, Queen Christina, Cleopatra, 3 Musketeers), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1960)
  • 1899-05-21 Ralph Sanford, American actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1963)
  • 1899-06-02 Royal Beal, American actor (Death of a Salesman), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1969)
  • 1899-09-09 Neil Hamilton, American actor (The White Rose, When Strangers Marry, Batman), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 1984)
  • 1900-08-17 Quincy Howe, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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1900-12-06 Agnes Moorehead, American actress (Endora in Bewitched), born in Clinton, Massachusetts (d. 1974)

  • 1901-03-03 Roger Turner, American figure skater (7x US National Champion), born in Milton, Massachusetts (d. 1993)
  • 1901-05-22 Maurice J. Tobin, 56th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1953)
  • 1901-08-29 Sherwin Badger, American Figure Skating Champion (1920-24), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1972)
  • 1902-06-23 Howard T Engstrom, computer designer (Univac), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1902-08-05 Irene Rice Pereira, Chelsea, Massachusetts, American abstract artist
  • 1902-12-15 Robert F. Bradford, 57th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1983)
  • 1903-01-15 Paul A. Dever, 58th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
  • 1903-06-17 Ruth Wakefield, American inventor (created the Toll House Cookie, the first chocolate chip cookie), born in East Walpole, Massachusetts (d. 1977)
  • 1903-10-17 Jerry Colona, comedian (Jerry Colona Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1903-12-19 George Davis Snell, Bradford, Massachusetts, American geneticist (H-2 gene)
  • 1904-01-10 Ray Bolger, American actor and dancer (Wizard of Oz), born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1987)

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1904-03-02 Dr. Seuss, [Theodor Geisel], children's author (Horton Hears a Who!), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss
  • 1904-06-23 Carleton Coon, American anthropologist (What in the World), born in Wakefield, Massachusetts (d. 1981)
  • 1904-09-17 Jerry Colonna, American actor (Jerry Colonna Show, Alice in Wonderland, Road to Singapore), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • 1904-10-09 Wally Brown, American actor (Zombies on Broadway, Girl Rush), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • 1904-11-22 Roland Winters [Winternitz], American actor (Mama, Smothers Brothers, Jet Pilot, Meet Millie), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1989)
  • 1905-02-10 Walter Brown, Massachusetts US, original owner of the Boston Celtics and important figure in the development of ice hockey in the United States
  • 1906-06-20 Bob Howard, singer/pianist (Sing it Again), born in Newton, Massachusetts

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1906-07-27 Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1906-07-29 Thelma Todd [Alison Loyd], American actress (Dangerous Female), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1935)
  • 1906-11-22 Howard Petrie, American actor (Border River, Bounty Hunter), born in Beverly, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • 1907-07-07 Helene Johnson, American Harlem Renaissance poet, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1907-09-06 Johnny Kelly, American marathon runner (Berlin 1936, Boston 1935..1991), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 2004)

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1907-11-11 Joseph G. Hamilton, American physician who was a pioneer of using radioactive isotopes in disease treatment and diagnosis, born in Waverley, Massachusetts (d. 1957)

  • 1908-02-04 Gordon Fraser, newscaster (All Star News), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts

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1908-04-05 Bette Davis, American actress (Of Human Bondage, Jezebel), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1989)

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis
  • 1908-06-29 Leroy Anderson, US composer (Syncopated Clock), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1975)
  • 1908-08-25 Philip Coolidge, American actor (North by Northwest, North by Northwest, I Want to Live, Tingler), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 1909-02-16 Jeffrey Lynn [Ragnar Godfrey Lind], American actor (Four Daughters, Roaring Twenties), born in Auburn, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1909-10-10 Florida Friebus, American actress (Dobie Gillis' mom, Bob Newhart Show), born in Auburndale, Massachusetts (d. 1988)
  • 1910-07-04 Francis D. Foley, US Rear Admiral (WW II, Guadalcanal), born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • 1910-12-13 Lillian Roth [Rutstein],American singer and actress (Animal Crackers), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1980)
  • 1911-03-11 Alan Gifford, actor (Time Lock, Up Periscope), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1911-06-10 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist (Domenico Scarlatti), born in Leominster, Massachusetts (d. 1984)
  • 1911-07-29 Foster Furcolo, 60th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1911-10-12 Maribel Vinson, American figure skater (9x US National Champion), born in Winchester, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • 1912-03-12 Paul Weston [Wetstein], American orchestra leader (Jim Nabors Hour, Crescent City Suite), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • 1912-08-12 Samuel Fuller, actor (Return to Salem's Lot), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1912-08-13 Rita Johnson, actress (Honolulu, All Mine to Give), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1912-09-08 Alexander Mackendrick, director (Man in the White Suit, Mandy), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1912-11-21 Eleanor Powell, actress/tap dancer (Bdwy Melody), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1912-12-09 Tip O'Neill, American politician and 47th speaker of the house (D-Ma: 1977-86), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • 1913-02-08 Betty Field, actress (Kings Row, Bus Stop), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1914-02-17 Arthur Kennedy, actor (Fantastic Voyage, Peyton Place), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1914-06-09 Barbara Mullen, actress (Thunder Rock, Innocent Sinners), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1914-09-15 Creighton Abrams, American general (commander of American forces in the Vietnam War, 1968-72), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • 1914-12-03 Irving Fine, composer (Toccata), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1915-05-04 Curt Conway, actor (Raw Deal), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1915-06-02 Florence Holway, Massachusetts, 75 year old rape victim and activist, (d. 2012)
  • 1915-07-29 Francis W. Sargent, 64th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • 1915-08-22 David Dellinger, American social rights and peace movement leader, born in Wakefield, Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • 1915-09-29 Ann Nagel, actress (Don Winslow of the Navy), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1917-03-01 Robert Lowell, American poet/pacifist (Lord Weary's Castle, Near the Ocean), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1917-04-01 Johnny Andrews, singer/host (Songs at Twilight), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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1917-05-29 John F. Kennedy, 35th US President (1961-1963) and Senator (D-Mass), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1963)

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1917-09-18 June Foray, American voice actress (Cinderella, Cindy Lou Who), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • 1917-10-15 Jan Miner, actress (Crime Photographer), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1918-01-13 Stephen "Steve" Dunne, American actor (Professional Father, Shock), born in Northampton, Massachusetts (d. 1977)
  • 1918-03-30 Joseph Allen Jr, actor (Death of a Champion), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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1918-05-09 Mike Wallace, newscaster (Biography, 60 Minutes), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 2012)

Newscaster Mike Wallace
Newscaster
Mike Wallace
  • 1918-06-08 Robert Preston, actor (Music Man, Mame, Last Starfighter), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1918-08-22 Mary McGrory, American journalist and columnist, born in Roslindale, Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • 1918-08-25 Leonard Bernstein, American conductor and composer (West Side Story), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1990)
  • 1919-01-11 Veda Ann Borg, actress (Avalanche, Accomplice), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1919-03-30 McGeorge Bundy, national security adviser (JFK), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1920-01-24 Jerry Maren, American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Mayor McCheese), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1920-02-15 Endicott Peabody, 62nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1997)
  • 1920-02-25 Hayes Gordon, actor (Sky Pirates, Dark Room), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1920-04-19 Frank Fontaine, comedian (Crazy Guggenheim), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1920-07-17 Helen Walker, actress (Brewster's Million), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1920-08-01 Maria Cole, American jazz singer and wife of Nat King Cole, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1920-08-09 Allen Hoskins, American child actor (Our Gang), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1980)
  • 1920-08-17 Georgia Gibbs, singer (Ballin the Jack, Kiss of Fire), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1920-11-05 Douglass North, American economist, (Nobel Prize Economic Sciences 1993), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1921-03-25 Nancy Kelly, actress (Double Exposure, Jesse James), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1921-06-09 Forrest Bird, American aviator and inventor (1st respirators and ventilators), born in Stoughton, Massachusetts (d. 2015)

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