St. Louis in History

Historical Events

  • 1685-02-18 Fort St. Louis is established by a Frenchman at Matagorda Bay thus forming the basis for France's claim to Texas.
  • 1764-02-15 St. Louis, Missouri founded as a French trading post by Pierre Laclède

DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

1804-05-14 Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's expedition commissioned by Thomas Jefferson sets out from St Louis for Pacific Coast

Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition Meriwether Lewis
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition
Meriwether Lewis
3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition
William Clark

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1806-09-23 Lewis and Clark return to St Louis from Pacific Northwest

Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition
William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition Meriwether Lewis
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition
Meriwether Lewis
  • 1816-08-24 The Treaty of St. Louis is signed by the USA and the united tribes of Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 1816-12-30 The Treaty of St. Louis is proclaimed.
  • 1849-05-17 Fire destroy Centrum in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1859-07-01 Balloon covers a record 809 miles over St Louis
  • 1861-05-10 Union troops march on state militia in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1861-08-14 Martial Law is declared at St Louis, Missouri, due to pro-secession sentiment which surged throughout Missouri after the Battle of Wilson's Creek
  • 1861-10-25 Telegraph message sent from St Louis to San Francisco

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1873-08-26 First free kindergarten in the U.S. started by Susan Blow in Carondelet, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri

Educator and Kindergarten Director Susan Blow
Educator and Kindergarten Director
Susan Blow
  • 1875-05-12 1st recorded shutout in pro baseball, Chicago 1, St Louis 0
  • 1876-02-02 Baseball's National League forms at the Grand Central Hotel, NYC with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia and St Louis
  • 1876-07-15 Baseball's 1st no-hitter, St Louis' George W Bradley no-hits Hartford
  • 1878-12-09 Joseph Pulitzer buys St Louis Dispatch for $2,500

  • 1878-12-12 Joseph Pulitzer begins publishing "St Louis Dispatch"
  • 1881-02-01 US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri authorized
  • 1881-07-01 US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri opens
  • 1884-11-25 John B Meyenberg of St Louis patents evaporated milk
  • 1887-10-26 Detroit (NL) beats St Louis (AA) 10 games to 5 in World Series
  • 1892-04-21 Black longshoremen strike for higher wages in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1896-05-27 Tornado hit St Louis, killing 255, leaving thousands homeless
  • 1901-07-15 NY Giant Christy Mathewson no-hits St Louis, 5-0
  • 1902-07-17 Orioles forfeit to St Louis having only 5 players available to play they then forfeit their franchise back to the AL
  • 1903-09-14 NY Giant Red Ames no-hits St Louis, 5-0 in a 5 inning game
  • 1904-04-20 Louisiana Purchase Exposition opens in St Louis

Olympic Games1st US Olympic Games

1904-07-01 III Summer (Modern) Olympic Games open in St Louis, the first held in the United States
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Poster promoting the 1904 Summer Olympic Games in St. Louis
Poster promoting the 1904 Summer Olympic Games in St. Louis
  • 1904-07-23 Ice cream cone created during St Louis World Fair - the 1st cone reputedly by Charles E. Menches
  • 1904-09-03 For the only time in Olympic Games history, there is a throw-off in the discus final after Americans Martin Sheridan & Ralph Rose tie with a best throw of 128' 10½" in St. Louis; Sheridan wins with 127' 10¼"
  • 1904-10-28 St Louis police try a new investigation method - fingerprints
  • 1904-11-23 III Summer (Modern) Olympic Games close in St Louis
  • 1906-09-24 St Louis Card Stony McGlynn no-hits Dodgers, 1-1 in 7 inning game
  • 1907-08-11 St Louis Card Ed Karger pitches perfect game vs Braves, 4-0 in 7 inn
  • 1910-07-31 Chic Cub King Cole no-hits St Louis, 4-0 in a 7 inning game
  • 1911-06-30 US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri closes

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1914-09-11 W. C. Handy "Father of the Blues" publishes his most famous composition "St Louis Blues"

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • 1915-04-24 Pitts' Frank Allen no-hits St Louis (Federal League), 2-0
  • 1915-09-07 St Louis Dave Davenport no-hits Chicago (Federal League), 3-0

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1916-06-14 Democratic Convention convenes in St Louis; Woodrow Wilson campaigns on the slogan "he kept out of the war"

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1917-03-17 1st exclusively women's bowling tournament begins in St Louis
  • 1917-07-02 Riots in East St Louis, Missouri
  • 1922-06-12 St Louis Cardinals make MLB record 10 straight hits in 6th inning of a 14-8 win over the Phillies at the Baker Bowl, Philadelphia
  • 1922-09-25 Giants beat St Louis, to clinch John McGraw's 8th pennant
  • 1924-07-17 St Louis Card Jesse Haines no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
  • 1927-04-29 Construction of Spirit of St Louis (the monoplane which Charles Lindburgh was to fly across the Atlantic) is completed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1927-05-20 At 7:40 AM, Charles Lindbergh takes off from New York to cross the Atlantic for Paris, aboard Spirit of St Louis (1st non-stop flight)

  • 1927-05-21 Aviator Charles Lindbergh, in the Spirit of St Louis, lands in Paris after the first solo air crossing of Atlantic
  • 1927-09-29 Tornado strikes St Louis Missouri, 85 die
  • 1930-03-02 1st US indoor glider flight, St Louis Terminal Building
  • 1930-10-04 Philadelphia Athletics' Jack Quinn aged 47, oldest to play in World Series; pitches 2 innings in Game 3, 5-0 defeat to St. Louis; win series, 4-2
  • 1931-07-12 45,715 fans in 35,000 seat Sportsman Park St Louis, help cause many ground ruled doubles, 11 in 1st game & 21 in 2nd game for 32
  • 1934-09-21 St Louis Card Paul Dean no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 3-0
  • 1934-09-30 St Louis Card clinch pennant as Dizzy Dean wins his 30th of year

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1934-12-01 Toronto Maple Leafs beat St. Louis Eagles, 4-3 to set an NHL record for the most wins to start the season with 8; Leafs do it again 59 years later; won 10 in a row to start 1993-94 season

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • 1935-10-15 NHL's St Louis Eagles fold
  • 1936-01-02 1st electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis, Missouri
  • 1936-12-09 AL OKs night baseball for St Louis
  • 1937-06-06 Philadelphia Phillies trailing 8-2 to St Louis, forfeit game
  • 1937-12-29 Lou Thesz beats Everett Marshall in St Louis, to win National Wrestling Ass.World heavyweight title - youngest ever
  • 1938-12-07 W9XZY broadcasts facsimile of St Louis Post-Dispatch by radio
  • 1939-02-23 Lou Thesz beats Everett Marshall in St Louis, to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title for 2nd time
  • 1939-05-13 SS St Louis departs Hamburg with 937 Jewish fugitives
  • 1939-06-06 The ship MS St. Louis, carrying 907 Jewish refugees from Europe, begins sailing back to the continent after it was refused entry into America. Approximately a quarter of those on board would perish in the Holocaust.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940-03-07 Ray Steele beats B Nagurski in St Louis, to become wrestling champ

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
  • 1940-07-09 8th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-0 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
  • 1941-06-05 Sandor Szabo beats B Nagurski in St Louis, to become wrestling champ
  • 1941-08-30 St Louis Card Lon Warneke no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 2-0
  • 1943-06-04 St Louis Card Mort Cooper pitches his 2nd consecutive 1 hitter
  • 1944-10-04 The only all-St. Louis World Series opens at Sportsman's Park with the visiting Browns beating the Cardinals, 2-1 on George McQuinn's home run; Cards win series, 4-2
  • 1946-03-30 "St Louis Woman" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 113 performances
  • 1946-05-21 Physicist Louis Slotin is exposed to a lethal dose of radiation while preparing a plutonium core experiment at the Los Alamos lab, he dies 9 days later and the accident ends all hands-on nuclear assembly work at Los Alamos
  • 1946-06-17 SW Bell inaugurates mobile telephone commercial service, St Louis
  • 1946-07-06 "St Louis Woman" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 113 performances
  • 1947-02-08 KSD (now KSDK) TV channel 5 in St Louis, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1947-04-25 Lou Thesz beats Whipper Watson in St Louis, to win National Wrestling Association world heavyweight title

Sport awardUS Golf Open

1947-06-15 US Open Men's Golf, St. Louis CC: Lew Worsham defeats Sam Snead by 1 stroke in an 18-hole playoff for his only major title

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • 1947-11-21 Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to win National Wrestlingg Association world heavyweight title
  • 1948-07-13 15th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-2 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1949-07-25 St Louis Cardinal Stan Musial hits for the cycle beating Bkln 14-1

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1955-07-30 42nd Tour de France: French cyclist Louison Bobet claims last of his 3 straight general classification victories
  • 1956-11-09 Lou Thesz beats Whipper Billy Watson in St Louis, to become NWA wrestling champion
  • 1957-06-15 42.01 cm (16.54") of rainfall, East St Louis, Ill (state record)
  • 1957-07-09 24th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-6 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
  • 1959-01-09 Pat O'Connor beats Dick Hutton in St Louis, to become NWA champ
  • 1959-02-10 Tornado in St Louis kills 19 & injures 265
  • 1959-03-25 Bill White traded to St Louis for pitchers Sam Jones & Don Choate
  • 1959-10-04 First Baseball World Series game played west of St Louis; LA Dodgers beat Chicago White Sox 3-1 in Game 3; record 92,394 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • 1961-05-31 Chuck Berry's amusement park, Berryland in St Louis, opens
  • 1961-11-26 For 2nd time in his career, St Louis' Jerry Norton has 4 interceptions
  • 1963-09-29 Cardinal's celebrate Stan Musial Day in St Louis, for Stan Musial's final game, where he hits his 3,629th & 3,630th total hits (475 HRs)
  • 1964-05-25 Ground is broken for a new stadium in St Louis
  • 1964-08-16 St Louis Card Curt Flood gets 8 straight hits in a doubleheader
  • 1964-09-13 St Louis is 1st NL to score runs in every game since 1923, win 15-2
  • 1965-06-21 US Open Men's Golf, Bellerive CC: Gary Player of South Africa beats Australian Kel Nagle by 3 strokes in an 18-hole playoff to win his only US Open title; completes his career Grand Slam at age 29

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1965-09-02 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits his MLB 400th career HR (off Curt Simmons) in Chicago's 5-3 win v St. Louis at Wrigley Field; Simmons also gave up Willie Mays' 400th HR in 1963

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • 1965-10-28 Gateway Arch (630' (190m) high) completed in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1965-11-09 1st NY Knick game postponed (black-out) vs St Louis
  • 1966-01-07 Gene Kiniski beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to become NWA wrestling champion
  • 1966-05-08 Last game at old Busch stadium, St Louis Card lose 10-5 to San Francisco

Famous Birthdays

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  • 1813-03-22 Gabriel René Paul, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1886)
  • 1820-05-23 James Buchanan Eads, American engineer and inventor (Eads Bridge-St Louis), born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana (d. 1887)
  • 1820-12-17 Frederick Tracy Dent, American General (Union Army), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1892)
  • 1824-12-26 Augustus Louis Chetlain, American Major General (Union Army), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1914)
  • 1836-09-13 John McCausland, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1927)

Person of interestSusan Blow

1843-06-07 Susan Blow, American educator who pioneered kindergarten education and was known as the "Mother of the Kindergarten", born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1916)

Educator and Kindergarten Director Susan Blow
Educator and Kindergarten Director
Susan Blow
  • 1847-04-10 Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian publisher (St Louis Post-Dispatch, NY World), born in Makó, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire (d. 1911)
  • 1851-02-08 Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, writer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1904)
  • 1871-11-10 Winston Churchill, American author (Crisis, Crossing), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1947)

Person of interestW. C. Handy

1873-11-16 W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), born in Florence, Alabama (d. 1958)

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • 1874-10-12 Jimmy Burke, American MLB third baseman (Pittsburgh Pirates), coach (World Series 1932, NY Yankees) and manager (St. Louis Cardinals), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1942)
  • 1875-03-25 Spencer Charters, American actor (3 Faces West, Big Town Girl, St Louis Kid), born in Duncannon, Pennsylvania (d. 1943)
  • 1877-09-28 Stanner E.V. Taylor, American director and screenwriter (Lucky Jim, Ramona), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1948)
  • 1879-07-05 Dwight F. Davis, American politician (49th United States Secretary of War) and founder of Davis Cup, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1945)
  • 1879-11-08 King Baggot, American actor and director (Tumbleweeds), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1948)
  • 1882-01-05 Herbert Bayard Swope, U.S. journalist who coined the term "Cold War", born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1958)
  • 1884-12-31 Bobby Byrne, American baseball player, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1964)
  • 1887-11-15 Marianne Moore, poet (Pulitzer 1951, Collected Poems), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Person of interestT. S. Eliot

1888-09-26 T. S. Eliot, American poet (The Waste Land), dramatist and critic (Nobel Prize 1948), born in St Louis Missouri, (d. 1965)

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot
  • 1888-11-02 Dutch Zwilling, American baseball outfielder (Federal League HR all-time leader), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1978)
  • 1891-04-15 Wallace Reid, American actor, director and screenwriter referred to as "the screen's most perfect lover" (Every Inch a Man), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1923)
  • 1893-12-23 Ann O'Neal [Patsy Ann Epperson], American actress (Professional Father), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1971)
  • 1894-10-11 Albert Stoessel, American composer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1943)
  • 1894-12-03 Bert Baston, American College Football Hall of Fame end (University of Minnesota), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota (d. 1979)
  • 1897-09-05 Morris Carnovsky, American actor (Dead Reckoning), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1992)
  • 1897-11-18 Jules Buffano, American composer and pianist (Jimmy Durante Show), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1960)
  • 1898-03-10 Cyrus "Cy" Kendall, American actor (Tarzan's New York Adventure, Mysteries of Chinatown), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1953)
  • 1899-03-28 August A. "Gussie" Busch, Jr., American brewing magnate and American baseball executive, born in St Louis (d. 1989)
  • 1899-06-16 Helen Traubel, American soprano, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • 1899-10-14 Red McKenzie, American jazz singer (played comb-with-tissue-paper), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1948)
  • 1899-12-03 Howard Kinsey, American tennis player (French Open doubles 1924, US Open doubles 1926; Wimbledon singles 1926 runner-up), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1966)
  • 1901-08-30 Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist and longtime executive director of NAACP, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1981)
  • 1902-09-13 Leland Hayward, American producer (Mister Roberts, Spirit of St Louis), born in Nebraska City, Nebraska (d. 1971)
  • 1903-01-10 Violet Wilkey, American actress, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1976)
  • 1903-06-21 Al Hirschfeld, American caricaturist (NINA, NY Times), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1903-08-13 Wilton Graff, American actor (Bloodlust, Just Before Dawn), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1969)
  • 1903-11-03 Walker Evans, American photographer (Fortune Magazine), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1975)
  • 1904-01-14 Emily Hahn, American journalist & author, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 1904-01-17 Patsy Ruth Miller, American actress (Quebec, Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1904-08-18 [Francis] Max Factor, American CEO of Max Factor Cosmetics, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1904-09-04 Julian W. Hill, American research chemist (developed nylon), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1996)
  • 1904-11-01 Laura La Plante, American actress (Show Boat, Scandal) known for her work in the silent film era, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1996)
  • 1905-12-08 Frank Faylen, American actor (It's a Wonderful Life, Funny Girl), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1985)

Person of interestJosephine Baker

1906-06-03 Josephine Baker, American dancer, Parisian night club owner (Folies-Bergere) born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1975)

Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist Josephine Baker
Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist
Josephine Baker
  • 1906-09-20 David Sheinfeld, American violinist and composer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2001)
  • 1906-11-07 Eugene Carson Blake, US Secretary-General of World Council of Churches (1966-72), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • 1907-03-27 Mary Treen, American actress (It's a Wonderful Life), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1989)
  • 1907-04-20 William Dollar, American ballet dancer and choreographer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1986)
  • 1907-06-17 Charles Eames, American designer and architect, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1978)
  • 1907-08-12 Joe Besser, American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges, Let's Make Love, Africa Screams), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1988)

Person of interestJane Froman

1907-11-10 Jane Froman, American singer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1980)

Singer Jane Froman
Singer
Jane Froman
  • 1908-06-17 Frank Sully, American actor (Along Came Jones, Phantom Thief, Inside the Law), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1975)
  • 1908-11-08 Martha Gellhorn, American novelist and journalist (one of the first female war correspondents), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1998)
  • 1910-06-13 Mary Wickes, American actress (Dennis the Menace, Sister Act), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1911-04-28 Lee Falk, American comic strip writer (The Phantom), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1999)
  • 1911-05-27 Vincent Price, American actor (House on Haunted Hill, Fly, Laura), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1993)
  • 1911-11-27 David Merrick, American theatrical producer (Hello Dolly), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2000)
  • 1913-07-18 Marvin Miller [Mueller], American actor (Space Patrol, Dead Reckoning, Millionaire), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • 1913-09-13 Roy Engle, American writer and actor (The Man from Planet X, The Wild Wild West, My Favorite Martian), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1980)
  • 1913-10-20 Barney Phillips [Bernard Philip Ofner], American actor (Dragnet, Felony Squad), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1982)

Person of interestWilliam S. Burroughs

1914-02-05 William S. Burroughs, American writer (Naked Lunch, The Nova Trilogy) and visual artist, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1997)

Writer and Artist William S. Burroughs
Writer and Artist
William S. Burroughs
  • 1914-03-01 Harry Caray, American Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster (Chicago Cubs), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1998)
  • 1914-03-08 Jacob B. Bakema, Dutch modernist architect (St Louis Missouri), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • 1914-03-13 Edward O'Hare, American naval aviator of the U.S. Navy, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1943)
  • 1914-12-01 Johnny Johnston, singer (Make that Spare), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1915-09-13 Clint Frank, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1937; Yale), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1992)
  • 1916-07-23 Ben Weber, American composer (Thorne Music Award-1965), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1979)

Person of interestBetty Grable

1916-12-18 Betty Grable, American singer, dancer, pin-up girl and actress (I Wake Up Screaming, How to Marry a Millionaire, Gay Divorcee), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1973)

Film actress Betty Grable
Film actress
Betty Grable
  • 1917-04-12 M Marie Wadlow, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • 1918-07-16 George Mueller, NASA Systems Engineer (managed 1969 Moon landing), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • 1918-09-21 Rand Brooks [Arlington Rand Brooks Jr.], American actor (Gone with the Wind, Rin Tin Tin), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1919-07-10 Ralph "Rusty" Gill,, American singer (Polka Time), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2008)
  • 1920-06-28 A. E. Hotchner, American editor, novelist and playwright, born in St. Louis, Missouri

Person of interestShelley Winters

1920-08-18 Shelley Winters [Schrift], American actress (Lolita, A Place in the Sun, A Patch of Blue & Poseidon Adventure), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2006)

  • 1920-11-02 Dick Sisler. American baseball utility, coach and manager (Cincinnati Reds; MLB All Star 1950), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1998)

Person of interestStan Musial

1920-11-21 Stan Musial, American MLB outfielder (St Louis Cardinal, 7 times NL bat champ), born in Donora, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1920-11-30 Virginia Mayo [Jones], American actress (The Best Years of Our Lives, Out of the Blue, White Heat), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2005)
  • 1920-12-14 Clark Terry, American jazz trumpeter, born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • 1921-02-08 Hoot Evers, American MLB player, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • 1921-08-13 Jimmy McCracklin, American pianist, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • 1922-12-09 Redd Foxx, American comedian (Sandford & Son, Redd Foxx Show), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • 1924-03-06 William H. Webster, American judge, Director of the FBI (1978-87) and Director of the CIA (1987-91), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Person of interestPhyllis Schlafly

1924-08-15 Phyllis Schlafly, right-wing crusader, Eagle Forum president, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2016)

Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly
Eagle Forum President
Phyllis Schlafly

Person of interestYogi Berra

1925-05-12 Yogi Berra, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher and manager (18 × MLB All-Star; 13 × World Series champion; NY Yankees, Mets; AL MVP (1951, 54, 55), born in St. Louis Missouri (d. 2015)

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1925-06-18 Herman "Ace" Wallace, Amercian blues guitarist and singer, born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1996)
  • 1925-06-20 Doris Hart, American tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • 1925-07-16 Cal Tjader, American Latin jazz musician, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1982)

Person of interestDoris Roberts

1925-11-04 Doris Roberts, American actress (Everybody Loves Raymond), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2016)

Actress Doris Roberts
Actress
Doris Roberts
  • 1926-02-06 Walker Edmiston, American actor (Star Trek, Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, The Dukes of Hazzard), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • 1926-05-30 Edouard Van Remoortel, Belgian conductor (1958-62 St Louis Symphony), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • 1926-07-29 Don Carter, American pro bowler (6 x Bowler of the Year; first athlete to earn $1m in single endorsement deal [Ebonite International]), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • 1926-10-18 Chuck Berry [Charles Andersen], guitarist and singer-songwriter (Roll over Beethoven), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • 1927-04-29 Betsy Ancker-Johnson, American physicist and auto company executive, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1927-07-06 Charles Whittenberg, American composer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1984)
  • 1927-08-11 Raymond Leppard, conductor (St Louis Symphony Orchestra), born in London, England
  • 1927-11-30 Robert Guillaume [Williams], American actor (Rafiki- The Lion King, Sports Night, Benson, Soap), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • 1928-02-10 Gene Taylor, (Rep-D-St Louis, 1973- )
  • 1928-02-24 Michael Harrington, socialist/author (Fragments of Century), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Person of interestMaya Angelou

1928-04-04 Maya Angelou [Marguerite Johnson], American author ("I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"), poet and actress (Nyo-Roots), born in St Louis, Missouri

Author, Poet and Activist Maya Angelou
Author, Poet and Activist
Maya Angelou
  • 1928-10-02 Clay Felker, American journalist (NY Herald Tribune, Esquire), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2008)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1957-09-03 World Heavyweight champion Sonny Liston (25) weds Geraldine Clark in St. Louis, Missouri

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston

LoveWedding of Interest

1994-04-16 Singer Harry Connick Jr (26) weds model Jill Goodare (30) at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 2016-10-01 TV host Louise Roe (33) weds Mackenzie Hunkin at the historic Eton College Chapel in Windsor, England

Famous Deaths

  • 1829-02-24 Auguste Chouteau, St Louis co-founder, dies
  • 1875-07-09 Francis Preston Blair Jr, famed St Louis lawyer, dies at 54
  • 1887-03-08 James Buchanan Eads, American engineer and inventor (Eads Bridge-St Louis), dies at 66
  • 1911-10-29 Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian publisher (St Louis Post-Dispatch, NY World), dies at 64
  • 1943-01-25 Spencer Charters, American actor (3 Faces West, Big Town Girl, St Louis Kid), dies at 67

Person of interestW. C. Handy

1958-03-28 W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), dies of bronchial pneumonia at 84

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • 1968-05-02 Donald L Hall, American airplane designer (Spirit of St Louis), dies at 69
  • 1970-07-17 Juano Hernandez, actor (St Louis Blues, Two Loves), dies at 74
  • 2011-09-26 Bob Cassilly, American Artist and Founder of the St. Louis City Museum (b. 1949)
  • 2013-08-27 Zelmo Beaty, American basketball player (St Louis Hawks, Utah Stars), dies at 73