St. Louis in History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 153

  • 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

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

Soldier/Public Administrator Meriwether Lewis
Soldier/Public Administrator
Meriwether Lewis
3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson
Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition
William Clark
  • 1806-09-23 Lewis & Clark return to St Louis from Pacific Northwest
  • 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

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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 with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, 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
  • 1904-07-01 3rd modern Olympic games opens in St Louis
  • 1904-07-23 Ice cream cone created during St Louis World Fair - the 1st cone reputedly by Charles E. Menches
  • 1904-08-29 3rd modern Olympic Games opens in St Louis, the 1st held in the U.S.
  • 1904-09-03 St Louis Olympics closes
  • 1904-10-28 St Louis police try a new investigation method - fingerprints
  • 1904-11-23 3rd 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
  • 1908-08-06 St Louis Card John Lush's 2nd no-hitter, beats Dodgers, 2-0 in 6 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

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1914-09-11 W. C. Handy publishes "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
  • 1915-08-07 St Louis 3rd base coach Miller Huggins, calls for ball Bkln rookie obliges, Huggins steps aside, & Card runner scores
  • 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 Mo
  • 1922-06-12 St Louis gets record 10 hits in a row & beats Phillies 14-8
  • 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

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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
  • 1929-07-06 St Louis has 2, 10 run innings & beats Phillies 28-6
  • 1930-03-02 1st US indoor glider flight, St Louis Terminal Building
  • 1930-10-01 World Series opens at Phila's Shibe Park, Philadelphia A's beat St Louis 5-2
  • 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
  • 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 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

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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
  • 1944-05-03 "Meet Me in St Louis" opens on Broadway
  • 1944-10-04 1st All St Louis World Series, all games played at Sportsman's Park
  • 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
  • 1947-06-15 47th US Golf Open: Lew Worsham shoots a 282 at St Louis CC in MO
  • 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

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

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 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
  • 1958-09-01 St Louis Card Vinegar Bend Mizell walks a record 9 men in a shutout
  • 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 1st World Series game played west of St Louis (in LA)
  • 1961-05-31 Chuck Berry's amusement park, Berryland in St Louis, opens
  • 1961-07-05 St Louis Cardinal Bill White hits 3 HRs & a double
  • 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
  • 1964-10-04 Phils bomb Reds 10-0 as both teams finish one game behind St Louis

Sport awardGolf Major

1965-06-21 65th US Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 282 at Bellerive CC in St Louis

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player

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/inventor (Eads Bridge-St Louis)
  • 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)

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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)
  • 1851-02-08 Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, writer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1904)

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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 baseball player, 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, director/writer (Lucky Jim, Ramona), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1879-11-08 King Baggot I, director (Tumbleweeds), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1887-11-15 Marianne Moore, poet (Pulitzer 1951, Collected Poems), born in St. Louis, Missouri

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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
  • 1891-04-15 Wallace Reid, actor/dir/screenwriter (Every Inch a Man), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 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)
  • 1897-09-05 Morris Carnovsky, American actor (Dead Reckoning), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1992)
  • 1897-11-18 Jules Buffano, pianist (Jimmy Durante Show), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1898-03-10 Cyrus "Cy" Kendall, American actor (Tarzan's New York Adventure, Mysteries of Chinatown), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1953)
  • 1899-06-16 Helen Traubel, American soprano, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 1904-11-01 Laura Laplante, American actress (Cat & Canary), 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)
  • 1906-06-03 Josephine Baker, American dancer/Parisian night club owner (Folies-Bergere) in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1975)
  • 1907-03-27 Mary Treen, American actress (It's a Wonderful Life), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1989)
  • 1907-04-20 William Dollar, ballet dancer/choreographer, born in St. Louis, Missouri

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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, actor (Along Came Jones, Phantom Thief), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1910-06-13 Mary Wickes, American actress (Dennis the Menace, Sister Act), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1911-05-27 Vincent Price, actor (House on Haunted Hill, Fly, Laura), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1913-07-18 Marvin Miller, actor (Space Patrol, Millionaire), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1913-10-20 Barney Phillips, actor (Dragnet, Felony Squad), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1914-02-05 William S Burroughs, novelist (Naked Lunch), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1914-03-01 Harry Caray, American sportscaster (Chicago Cubs), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1998) probable date
  • 1914-03-08 Jacob B Bakema, urban developer (St Louis Missouri)
  • 1914-12-01 Johnny Johnston, singer (Make that Spare), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1916-07-23 Ben Weber, composer (Thorne Music Award-1965), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1916-12-18 Betty Grable, great legs/actress (Gay Divorcee), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1917-04-12 M Marie Wadlow, 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)
  • 1919-07-10 Rusty Gill, singer (Polka Time), born in St Louis, Missouri

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

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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, actress (Out of the Blue, White Heat), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1920-12-14 Clark Terry, American trumpeter, born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1921-08-13 Jimmy McCracklin, blues musician, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • 1922-12-09 Redd Foxx, comedian (Sandford & Son, Redd Foxx Show), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 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

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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

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1925-05-12 Yogi Berra [Lawrence Peter Berra], American baseball catcher, coach and manager (NY Yankees, Mets), born in St. Louis Missouri (d. 2015)

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1925-06-20 Doris Hart, American tennis player (6 Grand Slams), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)

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

Actress Doris Roberts
Actress
Doris Roberts
  • 1926-02-12 Joe Garagiola, NFL catcher and sportscaster/host (Today Show), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2016)
  • 1926-05-30 Edouard Van Remoortel, conductor (1958-62 St Louis Symph), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1926-07-29 Don Carter, professional bowler, six-time bowler of the year, 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
  • 1927-08-11 Raymond Leppard, conductor (St Louis Symphony Orch), born in London, England
  • 1927-11-30 Robert Guillaume, [Williams], actor (Benson, Soap), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 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

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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, journalist (NY Herald Tribune, Esquire), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1929-10-02 Moses Gunn, actor (Amityville II, Good Times, Shaft), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1930-08-14 Earl Weaver, manager (Balt Orioles 1968-82, 85-86), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • 1932-02-12 Lincoln Kilpatrick, actor (BJ-Leslie Uggams Show), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1932-10-12 Dick Gregory, American comedian, civil rights activist and dietician (Bahamian Diet), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • 1933-01-20 Ron Townson, American rock vocalist (5th Dimension-Up Up & Away), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1933-07-23 Bert Convy, actor and game show host (Tattletales), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • 1933-09-27 Kathleen Nolan, actress (Real McCoys, Janie, Broadside), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1935-01-15 Malcolm Frager, pianist, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1935-06-06 Grant Green, American jazz guitarist, born in St. Louis (d. 1979)
  • 1936-09-05 John C Danforth, American politician (Sen-R-Missouri, 1976-95), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1936-11-09 Teddy Infuhr, American former child actor (The Bishop's Wife, They Live By Night), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2007)

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1937-01-04 Grace Bumbry, mezzo-soprano (Venus in Tannhäuser), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Opera Singer Grace Bumbry
Opera Singer
Grace Bumbry
  • 1937-01-15 Margaret O'Brien, actress (Jane Eyre, Meet Me in St Louis), born in San Diego, California
  • 1937-09-07 Olly Wilson, American composer and founder of TIMARA, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1938-03-31 Nathaniel Taylor, actor (Rollo-Sanford & Sons), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1938-08-15 Maxine Waters, American politician (Rep-D-California), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1939-03-07 Marion Marlowe, singer (Arthur Godfrey & Friends), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1939-09-17 Lamonte McLemore, rock vocalist (5th Dimension), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1940-06-26 Billy Davis Jr, singer (5th Dimension-One Less Bell), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1940-07-03 Fontella Bass, vocalist (Rescue Me), born in St Louis, Missouri

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1941-01-05 Chuck McKinley, American tennis player, born in St. Louis, Missouri

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley
  • 1942-04-03 Marsha Mason, actress (Blume in Love, Cinderella Liberty), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1942-05-21 Robert C Springer, Col USMC/astronaut (STS-29, STS-38), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1942-09-15 Lee Dorman, American bassist (Iron Butterfly), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1943-02-27 Mary Frann, actress (Joanna-Newhart, Days of Our Live), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1943-05-01 Joy Harmon, actress (Cool Hand Luke), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1943-07-08 Faye Wattleton, sociologist/pres (Planned Parenthood), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1944-08-07 David Rasche, actor (Sledge Hammer), born in St Louis, Missouri

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1944-10-04 Tony La Russa, MLB manager (Chicago, Oakland, St. Louis), born in Tampa, Florida

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
  • 1945-02-18 Michael Nader, actor (Peter-Gidget, Dex Dexter-Dynasty), born in St Louis, Missouri

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding 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

HeartWedding 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

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1924-04-14 Louis Sullivan, architect (father of skyscrapers), dies at 67

Architect and Father of Skyscrapers Louis Sullivan
Architect and Father of Skyscrapers
Louis Sullivan
  • 1943-01-25 Spencer Charters, American actor (3 Faces West, Big Town Girl, St Louis Kid), dies at 67

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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

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1987-09-25 Mary Astor, actress (Cynthia, Meet Me in St Louis, Fiesta), dies at 81

Actress Mary Astor
Actress
Mary Astor
  • 2011-09-26 Bob Cassilly, American Artist and Founder of the St. Louis City Museum (b. 1949)