Missouri in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

  • 2014-12-03 Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, resigns
  • 2014-12-06 23rd SEC Championship Game: #1 Alabama beats #14 Missouri, 42-13
  • 2015-11-09 Tim Wolfe, President of the University of Missouri, resigns amid protests of endemic racism on campus
  • 2017-08-22 Missouri Governor Eric Greitens grants stay of execution for Marcellus Williams in light of possible new DNA eividence

Film tv awardsBAFTA Awards

2018-02-18 71st British Academy Film Awards (Baftas): "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri " Best Film, Guillermo del Toro Best Director, Best Actors Frances McDormand / Gary Oldman

Actress Frances McDormand
Actress
Frances McDormand
Actor and Filmmaker Gary Oldman
Actor and Filmmaker
Gary Oldman
  • 2018-05-29 Missouri Governor Eric Greitens resigns over an extramarital affair and illegal use of a donor list
  • 2018-07-13 Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay record $4.7 billion in damages in talc cancer case by jury in US state of Missouri
  • 2018-07-19 A duck boat sinks in Table Rock Lake, Missouri, drowning 17 people
  • 2018-12-17 US poacher sentenced to watch the film "Bambi" repeatedly during year in prison, for killing hundreds of deer in Missouri
  • 2019-03-21 Governor of Missouri Mike Parson declares a state of emergency as flooding from Nebraska and Iowa flows downstream into the state
  • 2019-05-23 More than 170 tornadoes reported in a week in US states of Missouri, Oklahoma and Iowa, killing seven and causing widespread damage

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 532

  • 1901-09-25 Bud Houser, American field athlete (Olympic gold discus & shot put 1924, discus 1928), born in Winigan, Missouri (d. 1994)
  • 1901-10-02 Charles Stark "Doc" Draper, American Scientist and Engineer who headed the team that invented the Apollo Guidance Computer and inertial navigation technology for aircraft, space vehicles, and submarines, born in Windsor, Missouri (d. 1987)

Person of interestLangston Hughes

1902-02-01 Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues), playwright (Mulatto), and librettist (Troubled Island), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1967)

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • 1902-06-26 Bill Lear, American engineer, manufacturer and CEO (Lear Jet Corp), born in Hannibal, Missouri (d. 1978)
  • 1903-01-06 Stanley Smith, American actor and singer (King of Jazz; Soup to Nuts; Good News), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1974)
  • 1903-01-10 Violet Wilkey, American actress, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1976)
  • 1903-02-02 Frank McGrath, American actor (The Reluctant Astronaut, Wagon Train), born in Mound City, Missouri (d. 1967)
  • 1903-03-20 Edgar Buchanan, American actor (Petticoat Junction), born in Humansville, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • 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)
  • 1903-11-12 Jack Oakie, American actor (The Great Dictator, 1974 Photoplay Award), born in Sedalia, Missouri (d. 1978)
  • 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)
  • 1904-04-03 Sally Rand, American burlesque dancer, vedette and actress known for her ostrich feather fan and balloon bubble dances, born in Elkton, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • 1904-08-06 Henry Payne Iba, American basketball coach (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Easton, Missouri
  • 1904-08-11 Jess Stacy, jazz pianist, born in Bird's Point, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1904-08-12 Kay Campbell [Catherine Hibben], American actress (All My Children), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • 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)
  • 1904-10-12 Lester Dent, American writer (Doc Savage), born in La Plata, Missouri (d. 1959)
  • 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)
  • 1904-11-21 Coleman Hawkins, American jazz musician who virtually created tenor saxophone for jazz, born in St. Joseph, Missouri (d. 1969)
  • 1905-01-23 David Newell, American actor (Runaway Bride, White Heat, Dangerous Curves), born in Carthage, Missouri (d. 1980)
  • 1905-02-08 Truman Bradley, Missouri US, TV host (Science Fiction Theater)
  • 1905-03-28 Marlin Perkins, American TV host (Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom), born in Carthage, Missouri (d. 1986)
  • 1905-04-09 J. William Fulbright, American senator from Arkansas, known for opposition to the Vietnam War), born in Sumner, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1905-07-19 Edgar Snow, American author and journalist (Red star over China), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • 1905-08-21 Friz Freleng, American animator (Warner Bros cartoons), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1905-10-16 Wild Bill Elliott [Gordon Nance], American actor (Beyond the Sacramento), born in Pattonsburg, Missouri (d. 1965)
  • 1905-11-09 James William Fulbright, American politician (Sen-D-Mo), born in Sumner, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1905-12-08 Frank Faylen, American actor (It's a Wonderful Life, Funny Girl), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • 1906-03-27 Charles "Pee Wee" Russell, American jazz clarinet and saxophone player, born in Maplewood, Missouri (d. 1969)

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
  • 1906-08-05 John Huston, American director and writer (African Queen, Chinatown), born in Nevada, Missouri (d. 1987)
  • 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)
  • 1907-03-13 Frank Wilcox, American actor (Beverly Hillbillies), born in De Soto, Jefferson County, Missouri (d. 1974)
  • 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)
  • 1907-05-05 Benny Baker, American actor (18 Again, Sting II, Thunderbirds), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 1994)
  • 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)
  • 1907-10-05 Mrs. Miller [Elva Ruby Connes], American singer (A Lover's Concerto), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1997)

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
  • 1907-12-03 Connee Boswell, American jazz singer (The Boswell Sisters; Pete Kelly's Blues), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1976)
  • 1908-05-22 Horton Smith, American golfer (US Masters 1934, 36), born in Springfield, Missouri (d. 1963)
  • 1908-06-17 Frank Sully, American actor (Along Came Jones, Phantom Thief, Inside the Law), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1975)
  • 1908-09-13 Ray Green, American composer and publisher, born in Cavendish, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 1908-11-08 Martha Gellhorn, American novelist and journalist who was one of the first female war correspondents, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1998)
  • 1909-03-27 Ben Webster, American tenor saxophonist, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1973)
  • 1909-08-13 John Beal [James Andrew Bliedung], American actor (10 Who Dare, I Am the Law, Les Misérables), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 1909-08-26 Jim Davis, American actor (Dallas), born in Edgerton, Missouri (d. 1981)
  • 1909-12-03 Dana Suesse, American musician and songwriter (You Ought To Be In Pictures), born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri (d. 1987)
  • 1910-05-12 Gordon Jenkins, American arranger and orchestra leader (Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra), born in Webster Groves, Missouri (d. 1984)
  • 1910-06-09 Robert Cummings, American actor (Love that Bob, Dial M For Murder), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1990)
  • 1910-06-13 Mary Wickes, American actress (Dennis the Menace, Sister Act), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1910-06-17 H. Owen Reed, American composer, born in Odessa, Missouri (d. 2014)
  • 1910-12-25 Marguerite Churchill, American actress (Dracula's Daughter, Big Trail), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2000)

Person of interestJean Harlow

1911-03-03 Jean Harlow [Harlean Carpentier], American actress and 1930s' sex goddess (Dinner at 8, Bombshell), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1937)

Actress Jean Harlow
Actress
Jean Harlow
  • 1911-04-05 Johnny Revolta, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1935; 18 PGA Tour titles), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • 1911-04-28 Lee Falk, American comic strip writer (The Phantom), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1999)
  • 1911-05-03 John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, American jazz trumpeter (Dogtown Blues, Stormy Weather), born in Trenton, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1911-05-27 Vincent Price, American actor (House on Haunted Hill, Fly, Laura), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1993)

Person of interestGinger Rogers

1911-07-16 Ginger Rogers [Virginia McMath], American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Kitty Foyle), born in Independence, Missouri (d. 1995)

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • 1911-08-13 James Benton Parson, American judge, 1st African American federal judge, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1993)
  • 1911-10-24 Clarence M. Kelley, American 2nd Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1973-77), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 1911-11-27 David Merrick, American theatrical producer (Hello Dolly), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2000)
  • 1912-09-22 Martha Scott, American actress (The Ten Commandments, Our Town, Ben-Hur), born in Jamesport, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 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)
  • 1914-10-07 Herman Keiser, American golfer (US Masters 1946), born in Springfield, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1914-12-01 Johnny Johnston, singer (Make that Spare), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1915-01-08 Walker Cooper, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1942–44, 46–50; World Series 1942, 44; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Atherton, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • 1915-09-11 Jack Fascinato, American pianist and orchestra leader (Kukla Fran & Ollie), born in Bevier, Missouri (d. 1994)
  • 1915-09-13 Clint Frank, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1937; Yale), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1992)
  • 1915-11-23 Ellen Drew [Esther Loretta Ray], American actress (Isle of Dead, Christmas in July), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1916-01-23 David Douglas Duncan, American photo-journalist best known for his war photography, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 1916-03-01 Bing Devine, American MLB executive (St. Louis Cardinals, NY Mets), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • 1916-04-04 Mickey Owen, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Nixa, Missouri (d. 2005)
  • 1916-04-13 Phyllis Fraser [Helen Brown Nichols], American actress, journalist, and co-founder of Beginner Books, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • 1916-06-29 Ruth Warrick, American actress and singer (Citizen Kane, All My Children), born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 2005)
  • 1916-07-23 Ben Weber, American composer (Thorne Music Award-1965), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • 1916-10-03 Shelby Storck, American television producer, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1969)
  • 1916-10-17 Robert Lowery, actor (Murder Over NY), born in Kansas City, Missouri

Person of interestWalter Cronkite

1916-11-04 Walter Cronkite, American broadcast journalist and news anchor (CBS Evening News 1962-81), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 2009)

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite

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

Person of interestJane Wyman

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

Actress Jane Wyman
Actress
Jane Wyman
  • 1917-02-25 Brenda Joyce [Betty Graffina Leabo], American actress (Tarzan, The Rains Came), born in Excelsior Springs, Missouri (d. 2009)
  • 1917-04-02 Robert "Dabbs" Greer, American actor (Gunsmoke, The Green Mile, Little House on Prairie), born in Fairview, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • 1917-04-12 M Marie Wadlow, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • 1917-07-10 Hugh Alexander, American baseball player, born in Buffalo, Missouri (d. 2000)
  • 1917-09-11 Henderson Forsythe, American actor (As the World Turns, Crisis at Central High), born in Macon, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • 1918-02-03 Helen Stephens, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m & 4x100m relay 1936), born in Fulton, Missouri (d. 1994)
  • 1918-07-08 Craig Stevens [Gail Shikles Jr.], American actor (Craig-Dallas, Peter Gunn), born in Liberty, Missouri (d. 2000)

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Famous Deaths