Missouri in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 283

  • 1916-12-18 Betty Grable, great legs/actress (Gay Divorcee), born in St. Louis, Missouri

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1917-01-05 Jane Wyman, American actress (Magnificent Obsession) and 1st wife of Ronald Reagan, born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 2007)

Actress Jane Wyman
Actress
Jane Wyman
  • 1917-04-02 Dabbs Greer, actor (Gunsmoke, Little House on Prairie), born in Fairview, Missouri
  • 1917-04-12 M Marie Wadlow, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • 1918-07-08 Craig Stevens [Gail Shikles Jr.], American actor (Craig-Dallas, Peter Gunn), born in Liberty, Missouri (d. 2000)
  • 1918-07-16 George Mueller, NASA Systems Engineer (managed 1969 Moon landing), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • 1919-03-14 Luther Henderson Jr, orchestra leader (Polly Bergen Show), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1919-05-23 Betty Garrett, actress (Irene-All in the Family), born in St Joseph, Missouri
  • 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)

  • 1920-11-30 Virginia Mayo, actress (Out of the Blue, White Heat), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1920-12-14 Clark Terry, US jazz trumpeter, born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • 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
  • 1923-02-18 Allan Melvin, actor (Brady Bunch, Barney-All in Family), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1923-05-26 Oren Lee Staley, 1st President of the National Farmers Organization (1955-79), born in Whitesville, Missouri (d. 1988)
  • 1923-07-12 James E[dwin] Gunn, American sci-fi author (The Listeners, Station in Space, Immortal), born in Kansas City, Missouri

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1923-11-08 Jack Kilby, American electrical engineer and Nobel laureate (handheld calculator, integrated circuit), born in Jefferson City, Missouri (d. 2005)

Engineer Jack Kilby
Engineer
Jack Kilby
  • 1923-11-20 Beryl Sprinkel, Missouri, economist (Council of Economic Advisers)
  • 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
  • 1924-08-17 Evan Connell, American author (The Patriot), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2013)

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1924-12-22 Geraldine Page, American actress (Interiors, Beguiled), born in Kirksville, Missouri (d. 1987)

  • 1925-02-20 Robert Altman, director (The Player, M*A*S*H), born in Kansas City, Missouri

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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)
  • 1925-07-19 Sue Thompson, [Eva Sue Mckee], pop and country music singer ("Sad Movies (Make Me Cry"), born in Nevada, Missouri

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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)
  • 1926-03-04 James J. Eagan, Former Mayor of Florissant, Missouri (d. 2000)
  • 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)
  • 1927-03-10 Barbara Sinatra, American model and philanthropist, born in Bosworth, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • 1927-03-18 John Kander, composer (Cabaret, Funny Lady, Kramer vs Kramer), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1927-04-29 Betsy Ancker-Johnson, American physicist and auto company executive, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1927-11-30 Robert Guillaume, [Williams], actor (Benson, Soap), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 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
  • 1928-05-12 Burt Bacharach, composer (I'll Never Fall in Love Again), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1928-08-07 Herb [Herbert] Reed, American musician (The Platters), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • 1928-10-02 Clay Felker, journalist (NY Herald Tribune, Esquire), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1929-09-14 Mel Hancock, (Rep-R-Missouri)
  • 1929-10-02 Moses Gunn, actor (Amityville II, Good Times, Shaft), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1929-12-02 Harvey Phillips, Aurora Missouri, tubist (NYC Ballet Orch)
  • 1930-08-14 Earl Weaver, manager (Balt Orioles 1968-82, 85-86), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • 1931-02-09 Robert Morris, American sculptor and painter, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1931-04-01 Charles Price, American Businessman and diplomat, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • 1931-12-30 Ike Skelton, US Congressman (Democrat: 1977-2011), born in Lexington, 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
  • 1933-06-02 Jerry Lumpe, American baseball player, born in Lincoln, Missouri, (d. 2014)
  • 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
  • 1934-12-25 John Ashley, actor (Clipper-Straightaway), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1935-01-15 Malcolm Frager, pianist, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1935-01-25 Conrad Burns, US politician (Senate-R-Montana 1989-2007), born in Gallatin, Missouri (d. 2016)
  • 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
  • 1937-09-07 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
  • 1939-03-06 Christopher Bond, (Sen-R 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
  • 1939-12-25 Bob James, American smooth jazz musician, born in Marshall, 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
  • 1941-12-06 Helen Cornelius, American country singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Monroe City, Missouri
  • 1942-02-06 Sarah Brady, American gun-control activist, born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • 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
  • 1942-11-02 Shere Hite [Shirley Diana Gregory], American-German sex therapist (Hite Report), born in St Joseph, 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

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1943-07-28 Bill Bradley, American basketball player (NY Knicks) and Democratic US Senator (1979-97), born in Crystal City, Missouri

Basketball Player/US Senator Bill Bradley
Basketball Player/US Senator
Bill Bradley
  • 1943-12-07 James Tate, American poet (Pulitzer Prize 1992), born in Kansas City Missouri (d. 2015)
  • 1944-02-14 Bruce Summerhays, PGA golfer (Provo Open-1966, 91 93), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1944-03-07 Michael Rosbash, American geneticist (Nobel Prize 2017, Drosophila period gene), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1944-05-15 Bill Alter, Missouri State Senator
  • 1944-08-07 David Rasche, actor (Sledge Hammer), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1944-11-17 Eugene Clarke, Tipton Missouri, rock guitarist
  • 1945-02-18 Judy Rankin, LPGA golfer (Vare Trophy 1976-77), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1945-02-18 Michael Nader, actor (Peter-Gidget, Dex Dexter-Dynasty), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1945-02-22 Leslie Charleson, actress (Monica-General Hospital), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1945-08-21 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • 1946-08-11 Marilyn Vos Savant, writer/world's highest IQ (228), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1946-10-03 Bob Dotson, newscaster (Primetime Sunday), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1947-01-17 Todd Susman, actor (Goodnight Beantown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1947-03-14 Janis Schmitt, playmate (February, 1978), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1947-04-27 Ann Peebles, Missouri, singer (I Can't Stand the Rain)
  • 1947-07-27 Betty Thomas, actress (Lucy Baines-Hill Street Blues), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1947-09-27 Mary Jo White, American lawyer and Chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, born in Kansas City, Missouri

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1947-10-24 Kevin Kline, actor (Sophie's Choice, Big Chill), born in St. Louis, Missouri

  • 1948-01-14 Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett, American musician and producer, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1948-03-28 Dianne Wiest, American actress (Hannah & Her Sisters, Footloose), born in Kansas City, Missouri

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths