Massachusetts in History (Part 7)

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

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 1,007


Person of interestSheldon Adelson

1933-08-04 Sheldon Adelson, American business magnate (CEO of Las Vegas Sands casino company) and major political donor to the GOP and Israel, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2021) [1]

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)

Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
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 (d. 2019)
  • 1934-01-16 Richard Wernick, American composer (1977 Pulitzer Prize: Visions of Terror and Wonder), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1934-01-30 Tammy Grimes, American actress (Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1934-08-19 Bill Cleary, American ice hockey player, (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, American 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
  • 1935-09-16 Carl Andre, American sculptor (minimal/conceptual art), born in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • 1935-10-18 John B. Coleman, American 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

Person of interestJack Welch

1935-11-19 Jack Welch, American businessman and CEO of General Electric (GE), born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 2020)

Businessman and CEO of GE Jack Welch
Businessman and CEO of GE
Jack Welch
  • 1935-12-14 Lee Remick, American actress (Days of Wine & Rose, Long Hot Summer), born in Quincy, Massachusetts (d. 1991)
  • 1935-12-22 John L. Finley, United States Navy aviator, born in Winchester, Massachusetts (d. 2006)
  • 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)
  • 1936-12-04 Freddy Cannon [Picariello], American rocker (Palisades Park), born in Revere, Massachusetts
  • 1937-05-04 Dick Dale [Richard Anthony Mansour], American guitarist, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d.2019)
  • 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)
  • 1937-09-18 Norman Dinerstein, American composer, born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1982)
  • 1937-10-05 Eli Jacobs, American financier and baseball owner (Baltimore Orioles), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1938-02-11 Bobby "Boris" Pickett, American singer-songwriter ("Monster Mash"), born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
  • 1938-03-13 Joe Bellino, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1960, Navy), born in Winchester, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • 1938-04-04 A. Bartlett Giamatti, American executive (MLB Commissioner 1989; President Yale University 1978-86), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1989)
  • 1938-04-05 Nancy Holt, American artist (land art), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1938-04-13 Frederic Rzewski, American composer (Spacecraft), born in Westfield, Massachusetts
  • 1938-04-25 Roger Boisjoly, American aerodynamicist (anticipated challenger disaster), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1938-05-24 David Viscott, American psychiatrist and media personality, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • 1938-08-24 David Freiberg, American rock bassist (Quicksilver Messenger, Jefferson Airplane/Starship - "Jane"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1938-11-07 Barry Newman, American film and television actor (Vanishing Point; Amy; Petrocelli), 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)
  • 1939-08-07 Verna Bloom, American actress (After Hours, Badge 373), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • 1939-09-17 David Souter, American retired 107th Supreme Court Justice (1990-2009), born in Melrose, Massachusetts
  • 1939-10-28 Jane Alexander, American actress (Betsy, Kramer vs Kramer), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1939-12-20 Bill Keith, American bluegrass and country banjoist, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1940-01-11 Mark DeVoto, American composer (Hodayot; Pavane and Zortzico), and musicologist (Schubert), 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 Ryan Rudd, American stage and screen actor, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2010)

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
  • 1941-02-13 Andrea Conte, First Lady of Tennessee, born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts
  • 1941-04-10 Paul Theroux, American travel book writer and novelist (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, American NFL guard (San Diego Chargers), born in Cohasset, Massachusetts (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; 23 time Grammy winner (Return To Forever, Delhpi I, Toy Dance), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts (d. 2021) [1] [2]
  • 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
  • 1942-10-11 Vic Fazio, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Winchester, Massachusetts
  • 1942-11-20 Norman Greenbaum, American folk singer (Spirit in the Sky), born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • 1943-01-14 Ronald Hunter, American 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 (Angel Of Mercy; Sea Dreams), and educator, born in New Bedford, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • 1943-10-13 Mike Barnicle, American broadcast journalist and newspaper columnist, born in Worchester, Massachusetts
  • 1943-10-14 Noreen Corcoran, American actress (Kelly-Bachelor Father), born in Quincy Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1943-12-21 (Marvin John) "Jack" Nance, American stage & screen actor (Eraserhead; Twin Peaks), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • 1944-02-03 Stephen Ross, American economist (arbitrage pricing theory), born in Boston, Massachusetts, (d. 2017)
  • 1944-04-13 Susan Davis, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from California (D), 2001-21), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1944-06-08 Mark Belanger, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star 1976; 8 x Gold Glove winner; Baltimore Orioles), 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
  • 1945-01-07 Tony Conigliaro, American baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Revere, Massachusetts (d. 1990)
  • 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)
  • 1945-11-20 Danny McBride, American musician (Sha Na Na), born in Somerville, Massachusetts (2009)
  • 1946-01-22 Andrew Rubin, actor (Hometown, Joe Bash) [or Jun 22], born in New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • 1946-04-18 Lenny Baker, American musician (Sha Na Na), born in Whitman, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1946-05-07 Bill Danoff, American vocalist (Starland Vocal Band), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1946-05-25 Janet Morris, American sci-fi author (Golden Sword, Tempus), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1946-06-06 [Anthony Frederick] Tony Levin, American bassist and Chapman Stick player (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel), 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)

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