Massachusetts in History (Part 8)

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

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,007

  • 1947-01-31 Jim Nollman, American theatre composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1947-02-15 John Adams, American composer (Nixon In China), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1947-03-07 Donna Loren, American singer and 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

Governor of Massachusetts and US Senator Mitt Romney
Governor of Massachusetts and US Senator
Mitt Romney
  • 1947-03-27 Tom Sullivan, blind actor (If You Could See What I Hear), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1947-06-17 Christopher Allport, American actor (To Live and Die in L.A.), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2008)
  • 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: Kate & Allie; Third Rock From The Sun), 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
  • 1948-02-22 John Ashton, American actor, born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1948-03-12 James Taylor, American singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Fire And Rain"; "You've Got A Friend"; "Shower The People"), 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, American actor (Gary-Archie Bunker's Place), born in Brookline, Massachusetts

Person of interestDonna Summer

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

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer
  • 1949-02-14 Richard E Neal, American politician (Rep-D-Massachusetts)
  • 1949-03-26 Fran Sheehan, American rock bassist (Boston - "More Than A Feeling"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1949-03-27 Russ Conway, American sports journalist (Eagleson NHL scandal), born in Haverhill, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • 1949-04-09 (David Allan) "Chico" Ryan, American rock bassist and singer (Sha Na Na), born in Arlington, Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • 1949-04-25 Watermelon Slim [William Homans], American blues musician (The Wheel Man), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1949-04-28 Jerome "Jay" Apt, astronaut (STS 37, 47, 59, 79), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1949-04-28 Paul Guilfoyle, American actor (CSI, Mrs. Doubtfire), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1949-05-03 Albert Sacco Jr., American chemical engineer and astronaut (STS 73), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Person of interestElizabeth Warren

1949-06-22 Elizabeth Warren, American academic and US Senator (D-Massachusetts 2013-), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

US Senator Elizabeth Warren
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
  • 1949-08-15 Kate Taylor, American singer and songwriter (It's In His Kiss), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1949-08-17 Sib Hashian, American rock drummer (Boston), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1949-10-26 Kevin Sullivan, American wrestler (WCW/ECW/SMW/NWA/Georgia/CWFI), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1950-01-29 Ann Jillian, American actress (Mr Mom, Jennifer Slept Here), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1950-05-11 John Kelly, American General, President Trump's Chief of Staff (2017-), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1950-08-11 Erik Brann, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2003), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1950-09-10 Joe Perry, American rock guitarist (Aerosmith - "Walk This Way"), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • 1950-09-16 Loyd Grossman, American-British television presenter (MasterChef 1990-2000), born in Marblehead, Massachusetts
  • 1950-10-30 Louise Duart, American comedienne (Paramount Comedy Theater # 5), born in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • 1950-11-03 James Rothman, American Biochemist and Nobel Laureate (2013) for work on vesicle trafficking, born in Haverhill, Massachusetts
  • 1950-11-21 Livingston Taylor, American singer-songwriter (I Will Be In Love With You), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Person of interestKurt Russell

1951-03-17 Kurt Russell, actor (Thing, Overboard, Mean Seasons), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

Person of interestPat Bradley

1951-03-24 Pat Bradley, American golfer (6 LPGA major titles; US Open 1981), born in Westford, Massachusetts

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1951-06-07 Anne Twomey, American actress (Secret, Deadly Friend, Imagemaker), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1951-06-12 Brad Delp, American rock musician (lead singer of Boston and RTZ), born in Peabody, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
  • 1951-11-29 Barry Goudreau, American rock guitarist (Boston - "More Than A Feeling"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1951-12-23 Johnny Contardo, American doo-wop singer (Sha Na Na), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1952-02-23 Bradley "Brad" Whitford, American rock guitarist (Aerosmith - "Love In An Elevator", "Last Child"), born in Winchester, Massachusetts
  • 1952-06-14 Eddie Mekka, American actor (Carmine-Laverne & Shirley), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1952-06-17 Mike Milbury, American ice hockey player, coach and executive, born in Brighton, Massachusetts
  • 1952-07-06 Jesse Harms, American musician and songwriter (The Waboritas), born in Massachusetts
  • 1952-09-24 Joseph P. Kennedy II, American politician (Rep-D-Massachusetts 1987-99), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1952-11-13 David Frank, American musician and record producer, born in Weston, Massachusetts
  • 1953-04-02 David Robinson, American rock drummer (Cars; The Modern Lovers), born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • 1953-04-24 Eric Bogosian, American actor (Talk Radio), born in Woburn, Massachusetts
  • 1953-06-20 Brian J Duffy, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 45, 57, 72, sk:92), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1953-06-27 Kent Bostick, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics-84, 96), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1953-09-16 Lenny Clarke, American actor (Officer Hampton-John Larroquette Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1953-10-11 David Morse, American actor (St Elsewhere, House, Inside Moves), born in Beverly, Massachusetts
  • 1953-12-14 Joe Toplyn, comedic writer (Late Night with David Letterman), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1953-12-31 James Remar, American actor (48 Hours, Rent-a-Cop, Cotton Club), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1954-05-05 Angelo Kimball, American rock guitarist (Face To Face), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1954-05-25 Alison Stern, wife of radio personality Howard Stern (Private Parts), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1954-07-26 Lawrence Watt-Evans, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Sword of Bheleu), born in Arlington, Massachusetts
  • 1954-08-14 Mark Fidrych, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers) nicknamed "The Bird", born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 2009)
  • 1954-09-08 Mark Foley, American politician (R) (US Rep Florida 1995-2006), resigned after texting scandal, born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1954-10-15 Jere Burns, American actor (Something So Right, Kirk-Dear John), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Person of interestMike Eruzione

1954-10-25 Mike Eruzione, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold Medal 1980), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts

Ice Hockey Player Mike Eruzione
Ice Hockey Player
Mike Eruzione
  • 1955-01-23 Ruth Haring, American chess player & president of the US Chess Federation, born on Cape Cod, Massachusetts (d. 2018)
  • 1955-02-07 Rolf Benirschke, NFL place kicker/TV host (Wheel of Fortune), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1955-03-02 Dale Bozzio, vocalist (Missing Persons-Destination Unknown), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1955-05-04 Robert Ellis Orrall, American singer and songwriter, born in Winthrop, Massachusetts
  • 1955-05-11 Mark Herndon, country drummer (Alabama-Take Me Down), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1955-06-29 Charles J. Precourt, American NASA astronaut (STS 55, 71, 84, sk:91), born in Waltham, Massachusetts
  • 1955-08-30 Butch [Richard Andrew] Johnson, American archer (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1955-09-12 Nina Blackwood, American actress and VJ (MTV, Solid Gold, Vice Squad), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1955-10-01 Jeff Reardon, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star; Montreal Expos, Minnesota Twins), born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
  • 1956-01-21 Geena Davis, American actress (Beetlejuice, Fly), born in Wareham, Massachusetts
  • 1956-01-22 Steve Riley, American rock drummer (L.A. Guns; W.A.S.P.), born in Revere, Massachusetts
  • 1956-03-31 Bruce Sinofsky, American documentary film director (Brother's Keeper), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1956-07-31 Deval Patrick, 71st Governor of Massachusetts (2007-15), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-08-23 Skipp Sudduth, American actor (Third Watch), born in Wareham, Massachusetts
  • 1956-09-16 Mark Daniel Gearan, American campaign manager (Al Gore), born in Gardner, Massachusetts
  • 1957-05-25 Hillary B. Smith, American actress (Nora-One Life to Live), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1957-05-31 Jim Craig, American hockey goaltender (Olympic gold 1980), born in North Easton, Massachusetts
  • 1957-08-18 Denis Leary, American actor and comedian (Rescue Me), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1957-09-19 Richard M. Linnehan, American astronaut (STS 78, sk: 90), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1957-12-04 Eric S. Raymond, American open source advocate, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1958-02-17 Karen Lende O'Connor, equestrian 3-day (Olympic silver 1996), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 1958-02-24 Susan Scannell, actress (Nicole-Dynasty), born in Lexington, Massachusetts
  • 1958-04-07 Alexandra Neil, actress (Rose-Guiding Light), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1958-05-20 Mike Stefanik, American auto racer (9 NASCAR Modified Championships), born in Wilbraham, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • 1958-08-22 Colm Feore, American actor (The Chronicles of Riddick), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1958-09-04 George Hurley, American drummer (Minutemen), born in Brockton, Massachusetts
  • 1959-05-06 Kate Collins, actress (Natalie Hunter-All My Children), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1959-06-25 Paris Themmen, American actor (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory - Mike Teevee), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1959-08-29 Timothy Perry Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics and member of the Kennedy Family, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1959-09-04 William Kennedy Smith, American physician and member of the Kennedy family (accused of rape in Florida, 1991), born in Brighton, Massachusetts
  • 1959-09-26 Rich Gedman, American baseball player, born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1959-10-15 Emeril Lagasse, American chef (Emeril Live), born in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • 1960-01-06 Paul Azinger, American golfer, broadcaster (PGA C'ship 1993, 12 PGA Tour titles), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • 1960-07-09 Christopher J "Gus" Loria, Major USMC/astronaut, born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1960-08-03 Tim Mayotte, American tennis player (Olympic silver 1988), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

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