Massachusetts in History (Part 6)

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

Historical Events


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  • 1932-06-14 Joe Arpaio, American former sheriff of Maricopa County (1993-2016), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1932-10-27 Kathy Cornelius, American LPGA golfer, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Person of interestSylvia Plath

1932-10-27 Sylvia Plath, American poet and novelist (Colossus, 3 Women, Bell Jar), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1963)

Author and Poet Sylvia Plath
Author and Poet
Sylvia Plath

Person of interestSheldon Adelson

1933-08-04 Sheldon Adelson, American business magnate (CEO of Las Vegas Sands), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Entrepreneur and Founder of Las Vegas Sands Sheldon Adelson
Entrepreneur and Founder of Las Vegas Sands
Sheldon Adelson
  • 1933-11-03 Michael Dukakis, Governor of Massachusetts (1975-79 and 1983-91) and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, born in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • 1933-11-15 Jack Burns, comedian (Burns & Schreiber), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Person of interestRobert Goulet

1933-11-26 Robert Goulet, American singer and actor, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 2007)

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • 1933-12-26 Caroll Spinney, American puppeteer behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street (1969-2018), born in Waltham, Massachusetts
  • 1934-01-16 Richard Wernick, composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1934-01-30 Tammy Grimes, American actress (Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1934-08-19 William Cleary, hockey center, (Olympic gold/silver 56, 60), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1934-10-15 Peter Haskell, American actor (Bracken's World, Rituals), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2010)
  • 1934-11-08 Roberta Hazard, American retired Rear Admiral (US Navy), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • 1934-11-15 Joanna Barnes, actress (Parent Trap, Spartacus, Goodbye Charlie), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1935-03-13 Leslie Parrish, American actress and activist, born in Melrose, Massachusetts
  • 1935-04-14 Joan Darling, actress (Frieda-Owen Marshall), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1935-07-18 Tenley Albright, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1952, 56), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1935-08-19 F Story Musgrave, MD/astronaut (STS 6, 51-F, 33, 44, 61, 80), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1935-08-22 Morton Dean, American TV newscaster (CBS, ABC), born in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • 1935-10-18 John B Coleman, hotel magnate (Ritz Carlton), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1935-11-15 Jerry Douglas, American director and writer (Grabby Awards Hall of Fame), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1935-11-19 Jack Welch, American businessman and CEO of General Electric, born in Salem, Massachusetts
  • 1935-12-14 Lee Remick, actress (Days of Wine & Rose, Long Hot Summer), born in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • 1936-02-04 Gary Conway, actor (Burke's Law, Land of the Giants), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1936-02-29 Alex Rocco, American actor (The Godfather, The Famous Teddy Z), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2015)

Person of interestBob Cleary

1936-04-21 Bob Cleary, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Ice Hockey Player Bob Cleary
Ice Hockey Player
Bob Cleary
  • 1936-05-12 Frank Stella, American artist, born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • 1936-06-08 Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist (Nobel 1982), born in Waltham, Massachusetts (d. 2013)
  • 1936-07-14 Gloria Lambert, singer (Sing Along With Mitch), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1936-07-24 Mark Goddard, actor (Don West-Lost in Space), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1936-08-11 Bill Monbouquette, American MLB pitcher (3-time All Star, no-hitter 1962), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1936-09-03 John Olver, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts), born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania
  • 1936-09-05 Jonathan Kozol, American writer and sociologist, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1936-11-05 Michael Dertouzos, Greek internet pioneer, Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Director of the M.I.T. Laboratory for Computer Science (d. 2001)
  • 1936-11-07 Barry Newman, actor (Amy, Deadline, Petrocelli), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1937-05-04 Dick Dale [Richard Anthony Mansour], American guitarist, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1937-06-08 Bruce McCandless II, American aviator, electrical engineer and astronaut who made the 1st untethered space walk (STS 41B, STS-31), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • 1938-02-11 Bobby "Boris" Pickett, American singer-songwriter (Monster Mash), born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
  • 1938-03-13 Joe Bellino, American footballer (1960 Heisman Trophy), born in Winchester, Massachusetts
  • 1938-04-04 A Bartlett Giamatti, American President of Yale and baseball commissioner (1989), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1989)
  • 1938-04-05 Nancy Holt, American artist (land art), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1938-04-25 Roger Boisjoly, American aerodynamicist (anticipated challenger disaster), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1938-08-24 David Freiberg, American rock bassist (Quicksilver Messenger), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1939-05-27 Leo LeBlanc, American country musician and pianist who was legally blind, born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1939-08-04 Frank Vincent, American actor (The Sopranos), born in North Adams, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • 1939-09-17 David Souter, American retired 107th Supreme Court Justice (1990-2009), born in Melrose, Massachusetts
  • 1939-10-28 Jane Alexander, [Quigley], actress (Betsy, Kramer vs Kramer), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1940-01-11 Mark DeVoto, America Musicologist and composer, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1940-01-27 Brian T O'Leary, astronaut, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1940-02-04 John Schuck, American actor (McMillan & Wife, Holmes & Yoyo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1940-05-15 Paul Rudd, actor (Conn Yankee in King Arthur's Court), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Person of interestAlan Kay

1940-05-17 Alan Kay, American computer scientist (GUI design and object-oriented programming), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

Computer Scientist Alan Kay
Computer Scientist
Alan Kay
  • 1940-11-15 Sam Waterston, American actor (Capricorn One, Heaven's Gate), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1941-01-04 John Bennett Perry, singer/actor (Falcon Crest), born in Williamstown, Massachusetts
  • 1941-04-10 Paul Theroux, American travel book writer (Mosquito Coast), born in Medford, Massachusetts
  • 1941-04-11 Ellen Goodman, American political columnist (Pulitzer 1980), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1941-04-18 Walter Francis Sweeney, Cohasset, Massachusetts, NFL Guard (San Diego Chargers), (d. 2013)
  • 1941-05-28 Beth Howland, actress (Vera - Alice, Company), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)

Person of interestRobert Kraft

1941-06-05 Robert Kraft, American owner of the New England Patriots, born in Brookline, Massachusetts

Business Magnate and NFL Owner Robert Kraft
Business Magnate and NFL Owner
Robert Kraft
  • 1941-06-12 Armando "Chick" Corea, American jazz-fusion pianist and composer (Return To Forever, Delhpi I, Toy Dance), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts
  • 1941-07-10 David G. Hartwell, American editor and anthologist, born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1942-02-14 Michael Bloomberg, American philanthropist, politician, and CEO of Bloomberg L.P., born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1942-03-28 Daniel Dennett, American philosopher, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1942-07-13 Stephen Jo Bladd, rocker (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1942-08-06 George Jung [Boston George], American convicted drug felon whose story was portrayed in the biopic "Blow", born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1942-09-29 Madeline Kahn, actress (Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1942-11-20 Norman Greenbaum, American folk singer (Spirit in the Sky), born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • 1943-01-14 Ronald Hunter, actor (Lazarus Syndrome), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1943-03-25 Paul Michael Glaser, American actor (Starsky-Starsky & Hutch), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1943-05-02 Regina Carrol, American actress (Jessi's Girl), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1992)
  • 1943-07-04 Alan Wilson, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Canned Heat), born in Arlington, Massachusetts (d. 1970)
  • 1943-08-30 David Henry Maslanka, American composer, born in New Bedford, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • 1943-10-14 Noreen Corcoran, American actress (Kelly-Bachelor Father), born in Quincy Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1944-02-03 Stephen Ross, American economist (arbitrage pricing theory), born in Boston, Massachusetts, (d. 2017)
  • 1944-06-08 Mark Belanger, American baseball player, born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • 1944-07-07 Warren Entner, rock vocalist/guitarist (Grass Roots), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1944-09-25 Eugenia Zukerman, American flutist and novelist (Deceptive Cadence), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1945-06-26 Dwight York, Nuwaubian leader (Nuwaubian Nation), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1945-10-16 Paul Monette, American writer and LBT activist, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1946-01-22 Andrew Rubin, actor (Hometown, Joe Bash) [or Jun 22], born in New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • 1946-05-07 Bill Danoff, American vocalist (Starland Vocal Band), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1946-06-06 Tony [Anthony Frederick] Levin, American bassist (King Crimson), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1946-06-22 Andrew Rubin, actor (Police Academy) [or Jan 22], born in New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • 1946-10-07 Anita Shreve, American writer (Weight of Water, Past the Island; Drifting), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2018)
  • 1946-12-10 Thomas Lux, American poet (Split Horizon), born in Northampton, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • 1947-02-15 John Adams, composer (Nixon in China), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1947-03-07 Donna Loren, singer/actress (Beach Blanket Bingo), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Person of interestMitt Romney

1947-03-12 Mitt Romney, 70th Republican Governor of Massachusetts and presidential candidate, born in Detroit, Michigan

Politician Mitt Romney
Politician
Mitt Romney
  • 1947-03-27 Tom Sullivan, blind actor (If You Could See What I Hear), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1947-07-30 Jonathan Mann, American physician and AIDS activist, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • 1947-08-29 Temple Grandin, American animal welfare and autism expert, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Person of interestJane Curtin

1947-09-06 Jane Curtin, American actress (SNL, Allie Lowell-Kate & Allie), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Actress Jane Curtin
Actress
Jane Curtin
  • 1947-10-03 Alan Rachins, American actor (Douglas-LA Law), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1947-11-26 Richie Hebner, American baseball player, born in Norwood, Massachusetts
  • 1948-03-12 James Taylor, vocalist/guitarist (Up on the Roof), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1948-04-24 Paul Cellucci, American politician, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada, born in Hudson, Massachusetts (d. 2013)
  • 1948-06-11 Stephen Schnetzer, American actor (Cass Winthrop-Another World), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1948-09-02 Christa McAuliffe, American teacher who died in Challenger space shuttle disaster, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • 1948-12-21 Barry Gordon, actor (Gary-Archie Bunker's Place), born in Brookline, Massachusetts

Person of interestDonna Summer

1948-12-31 Donna Summer, singer (Love to Love You Baby, On the Radio), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer

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