Massachusetts in History (Part 5)

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

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,007

  • 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
  • 1905-07-04 Irving Johnson, American sail training pioneer and adventurer, born in Hadley, Massachusetts (d. 1991)
  • 1906-06-04 Richard Whorf, American actor and director (Yankee Doodle Dandy, Keeper of Flame), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts (d. 1966)
  • 1906-06-20 Bob Howard, American singer and pianist (Sing it Again), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1986)

Person of interestLeo Durocher

1906-07-27 Leo Durocher, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB All Star 1936, 38, 40; World Series 1928, 34; NY Yankees, St.L Cardinals) and manager (World Series 1954 NY Giants; 1963 LA Dodgers), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1991)

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)
  • 1906-11-13 Conrad Thibault, American singer (Jacques Fray Music Room), born in Northbridge, Massachusetts (d. 1987)
  • 1906-11-22 Howard Petrie, American actor (Border River, Bounty Hunter), born in Beverly, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • 1906-11-28 Henry Picard, American golfer (Masters 1938, PGA 1939), born in Plymouth, Massachusetts (d. 1997)
  • 1907-02-18 Billy De Wolfe, American character actor (Good Morning World), born in Quincy, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • 1907-06-16 Jack Albertson, American actor (Chico and the Man, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1981)
  • 1907-07-07 Helene Johnson, American Harlem Renaissance poet, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1907-07-25 Johnny Hodges, American saxophonist, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1970)
  • 1907-09-06 Johnny Kelly, American marathon runner (Berlin 1936, Boston 1935..1991), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • 1907-10-20 Arlene Francis, American actress and radio and television personality (What's My Line?), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2001)

Person of interestJoseph Gilbert Hamilton

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

Person of interestBette Davis

1908-04-05 (Ruth Elizabeth) "Bette" Davis, American actress (Of Human Bondage; Jezebel; All About Eve), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1989)

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis
  • 1908-06-25 Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher and logician in the analytic tradition, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2000)
  • 1908-06-29 Leroy Anderson, American 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
  • 1908-09-07 Max Kaminsky, American jazz trumpeter and bandleader (Max Kaminsky Orchestra), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • 1909-02-16 Jeffrey Lynn [Ragnar Godfrey Lind], American actor (Four Daughters, Roaring Twenties), born in Auburn, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1909-03-09 Derk Bodde, American sinologist and historian of China, born in Marshfield, Massachusetts (d. 2003)
  • 1909-04-01 Eddy Duchin, American jazz pianist and bandleader (Eddy Duchin Orchestra), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1951)
  • 1909-10-10 Florida Friebus, American actress (Dobie Gillis' mom, Bob Newhart Show), born in Auburndale, Massachusetts (d. 1988)
  • 1910-05-03 Norman Corwin, American screenwriter for radio drama, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2011)
  • 1910-06-07 Bradford Washburn, American explorer and cartographer, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
  • 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)
  • 1911-03-08 Alan Hovhaness, Armenian-American composer (Lousadzak, Ukiyo), born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 2000)
  • 1911-03-11 Alan Gifford [John Lennox], American actor (Time Lock, 2001: A Space Odyssey), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1989)
  • 1911-06-10 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist (Domenico Scarlatti), born in Leominster, Massachusetts (d. 1984)
  • 1911-07-16 Sonny Tufts [Bowen Charleton Tufts III], American actor (The Seven Year Itch, Variety Girl), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1970)
  • 1911-07-29 Foster Furcolo, 60th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1911-10-12 Maribel Vinson, American figure skater (9 time US National Champion), born in Winchester, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • 1912-03-12 Paul Weston [Wetstein], American pianist and orchestra leader (Jim Nabors Hour, Crescent City Suite), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • 1912-05-27 John Cheever, American writer (Wapshot Chronicle, Pulitzer), born in Quincy, Massachusetts (d. 1982)
  • 1912-06-11 Mary Lavin, Irish author (Tales from Bective Bridge), born in East Walpole, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • 1912-08-12 Samuel Fuller, American screenwriter and director (Shock Corridor, The Big Red One), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1997)
  • 1912-08-13 Rita Johnson, American actress (Honolulu, All Mine to Give), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1965)
  • 1912-09-08 Alexander Mackendrick, American-born Scottish director (Man in the White Suit, Mandy), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1993)
  • 1912-09-18 Sarah Palfrey Cooke, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1941, 45), born in Sharon, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • 1912-11-21 Eleanor Powell, American stage and screen actress and tap dancer (Born to Dance, Broadway Melody films), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1982)
  • 1912-12-09 Tip O'Neill, American politician and 47th speaker of the house (D-Ma: 1977-86), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • 1913-01-25 Luis Marden, American photojournalist, born in Chelsea, Massachusetts (d. 2003)
  • 1913-05-04 Charles Curtis "Curt" Conway, American actor (Raw Deal; The Twilight Zone), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • 1913-07-15 Murvyn Vye [Marvin], American actor (Road to Bali, Bob Cummings Show), born in Quincy, Massachusetts (d. 1976)
  • 1914-02-17 Arthur Kennedy, American actor (Fantastic Voyage, Peyton Place), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1990)
  • 1914-03-20 Wendell Corey, American actor (Rear Window, 11th Hour, Peck's Bad Girl), born in Dracut, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • 1914-06-09 Barbara Mullen, American actress (Thunder Rock, Innocent Sinners), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1979)
  • 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, American composer (Toccata), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1962)
  • 1915-01-03 Jack Levine, American social realist painter, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2010),
  • 1915-01-11 Veda Ann Borg, American model and actress (Kid Galahad, Avalanche, Accomplice), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1973)
  • 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)
  • 1915-08-28 Tasha Tudor, American illustrator and children's books author (Pumpkin Moonshine, Corgiville Fair), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2008)
  • 1915-09-15 John Conte, American actor (The Man with the Golden Arm, Lost in a Harem, Mantovani), born in Palmer, Massachusetts (d. 2006)
  • 1915-09-29 Ann Nagel [Anna Marie Dolan], American actress (Don Winslow of the Navy, The Green Hornet), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1916-01-06 Philip Bezanson, American composer, born in Athol, Massachusetts (d. 1975)
  • 1916-02-01 Bruce Gordon, American actor (The Untouchables), born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts (d. 2011)
  • 1916-02-08 Betty Field, American actress (Of Mice and Men, Kings Row, Bus Stop), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1973)
  • 1916-11-06 Ray Conniff, American bandleader and musician (Ray Conniff Singers), born in Attleboro, Massachusetts (d. 2002)
  • 1917-03-01 Robert Lowell, American poet/pacifist (Lord Weary's Castle, Near the Ocean), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1917-04-01 Johnny Andrews, American singer/host (Songs at Twilight), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1917-04-10 Robert B. Woodward, American organic chemist (Nobel 1965), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1979)

Person of interestJohn F. Kennedy

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, American actress (Crime Photographer), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • 1917-12-02 Ezra Stone [Chaim Feinstone], American director, actor and producer (My Living Doll, Henry Aldrich), born in New Bedford, Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • 1918-01-13 Stephen "Steve" Dunne, American actor (Professional Father, Shock), born in Northampton, Massachusetts (d. 1977)
  • 1918-03-30 Joseph Allen Jr, American actor (The Night Before the Divorce, Motor Madness), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1962)

Person of interestMike Wallace

1918-05-09 Mike Wallace, American journalist and media personality (Biography, 60 Minutes), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 2012)

Newscaster Mike Wallace
Newscaster
Mike Wallace
  • 1918-06-08 Robert Preston [Meservey], American actor (Music Man, Mame, Last Starfighter), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1987)
  • 1918-08-03 James MacGregor Burns, American political writer (The Lion & the Fox), born in Melrose, Massachusetts (d. 2014)
  • 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)
  • 1918-12-21 Donald Regan, White House staffer/US Secretary of Treasury (1981-85), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2003)
  • 1919-03-28 Vic Raschi, American MLB pitcher (4-time All Star), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1988)
  • 1919-03-30 McGeorge Bundy, national security adviser (JFK), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1919-06-05 Richard Scarry, children's author and illustrator (What Do People Do All Day?), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • 1919-06-17 Kingman Brewster, American educator and president of Yale University, born in Longmeadow, Massachusetts (d. 1988)
  • 1920-01-24 Jerry Maren [Gerard Marenghi], American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Mayor McCheese), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2018)
  • 1920-02-15 Endicott Peabody, 62nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1997)
  • 1920-02-25 Hayes Gordon, American stage director and actor (Sky Pirates, Dark Room), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • 1920-03-27 Richard Hayman, American harmonica player ("Ruby"), arranger, and orchestra leader (Boston Pops; St. Louis Pops; Grand Rapids Pops), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2014)
  • 1920-04-19 Frank Fontaine, American comedian (Crazy Guggenheim), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • 1920-04-29 Harold Shapero, American composer (9 Minute Opera), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 2013)
  • 1920-07-17 Helen Walker, American actress (Brewster's Million, Lucky Jordan), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • 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)
  • 1921-01-21 John Doucette, American actor (The Lone Ranger, Lock Up, Big Town), born in Brockton, Plymouth County Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • 1921-03-25 Nancy Kelly, American child actress and model (The Bad Seed, Double Exposure, Jesse James), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1921-05-03 Joe Ames, American singer and actor (The Ames Brothers Show), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
  • 1921-06-09 Forrest Bird, American aviator and inventor (1st respirators and ventilators), born in Stoughton, Massachusetts (d. 2015)

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Famous Deaths