Missouri in History (Part 3)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 363

  • 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
  • 1936-10-19 Sylvia Browne, American author and self-proclaimed medium dubbed "America's most controversial psychic," born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • 1936-11-09 Teddy Infuhr, American former child actor (The Bishop's Wife, They Live By Night), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2007)

Person of interestGrace Bumbry

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 (d. 2018)
  • 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
  • 1939-02-12 John D Hancock, American actor and director (Black Marble, Traxx, Houston Knights), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1939-03-06 Christopher Bond, (Sen-R Missouri)
  • 1939-03-07 Marion Marlowe, singer (Arthur Godfrey & Friends), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1939-04-23 Patrick Williams, American composer, arranger, and conductor, born in Bonne Terre, Missouri
  • 1939-09-17 Lamonte McLemore, American 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, American R&B and soul singer and songwriter (Rescue Me), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)

Person of interestChuck McKinley

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
  • 1941-05-10 Ken Berry [Allen Kent Berry], American baseball player (White Sox, Angels, Brewers, Indians), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1941-11-13 Mel Stottlemyre, American pitcher (NY Yankee) and pitching coach (NY Met), born in Hazleton, Missouri
  • 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, American 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

Person of interestBill Bradley

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
  • 1944-04-11 John Milius, American screenwriter (Red Dawn, 1941, Big Wednesday), born in St. Louis, 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, US rock guitarist, born in Tipton, Missouri
  • 1945-02-18 Judy Rankin, American golfer (26 LPGA Tour wins), 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
  • 1946-11-16 Jo Jo White, American basketballer (Olympic gold - 1968), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 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
  • 1947-04-24 Roger D. Kornberg, American biochemist (Nobel 2006), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1947-04-27 Ann Peebles, American singer (I Can't Stand the Rain), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1947-07-27 Betty Thomas, actress (Lucy Baines-Hill Street Blues), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1947-08-16 John Howard, American Olympic cyclist (1985 land speed record 152.284 mph at Bonneville Flats, UT), born in Springfield, Missouri
  • 1947-09-27 Mary Jo White, American lawyer and Chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, born in Kansas City, Missouri

Person of interestKevin Kline

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
  • 1949-04-04 Larry Lingle, American rocker (The Four Seasons), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1949-06-14 Rochelle Firestone, actress (Hellhole), born in Kansas City, Missouri

Person of interestTom Watson

1949-09-04 Tom Watson, golfer (British Open 1975, 77, 80, 82, 83), born in Kansas City, Missouri

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • 1949-12-15 Don Johnson, Flatt Creek, Missouri, American actor (Miami Vice, Nash Bridges)
  • 1950-01-25 Michael Cotten, American rock synthesizer (Tubes) and art designer, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1951-01-12 Rush Limbaugh, Girardeau Missouri, American right wing radio personality
  • 1951-03-13 Fred Berry, African-American actor (Rerun-What's Happening), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1951-05-20 Thomas D Akers, American former astronaut (STS 41, 49, 61, 79), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1951-07-09 Chris Cooper, American actor (Thousand Pieces of Gold, Matewan), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1951-07-23 Edie McClurg, actress (Cinderella-1985, Hogan Family), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1951-09-05 Patti McGuire, American model and television producer, born in Dexter, Missouri
  • 1951-10-16 Alan Wheat, (Rep-D-Missouri, 1983- )
  • 1951-11-14 Sandahl Bergman, KC Missouri, actress (Conan, All that Jazz)
  • 1952-02-12 Michael McDonald, rock keyboardist/vocals (Doobie Brothers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1952-04-16 Peter Westbrook, US fencer (Olympic bronze 1988, 92, 96), born in St Louis, Missouri

Person of interestJohn Goodman

1952-06-20 John Goodman, American actor (Dan Conner on Roseanne, Babe), born in St Louis, Missouri

  • 1952-07-17 Nicolette Larson, rock vocalist (Twins, Lotta Love), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 1953-05-03 Van McLain [McElvain], American rock guitarist (Shooting Star), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2018)

Person of interestLeon Spinks

1953-07-11 Leon Spinks, heavyweight boxing champ (1978, Olympic gold 1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks
  • 1953-07-24 Claire McCaskill, American politician, junior senator from Missouri
  • 1953-12-02 Jay Dean Haas, PGA golfer (1978 Andy Williams-San Diego), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1954-06-17 Mark Linn-Baker, American actor (Perfect Strangers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1954-06-19 Kathleen Turner, American actress (Accidental Tourist, Jewel of Nile), born in Springfield, Missouri
  • 1954-10-09 Scott Bakula, actor (Quantum Leap, Gung Ho, Murphy Brown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1955-03-18 Francis Slay, American politician, Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri (2001-17), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1956-02-22 Amy Alcott, American golfer (5 LPGA major titles incl. US Open 1980), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1956-10-18 Jim Talent, Des Peres, Missouri, American politician (Rep-R-Missouri)

Person of interestPayne Stewart

1957-01-30 Payne Stewart, American PGA golfer (1983 Walt Disney), born in Springfield, Missouri (d. 1999)

  • 1957-07-19 Cathy Reynolds, LPGA golfer (1981 Golden Lights), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1957-10-27 Jeff East, American actor (Huckleberry Finn, Superman), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1958-02-12 Ruth Guerri, US-Italian nude model (July, 1983), born in St Louis, Missouri

Person of interestDanny Meyer

1958-03-14 Danny Meyer, American restaurateur (Shake Shack, Union Square Cafe), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Restaurateur and Founder of Shake Shack Danny Meyer
Restaurateur and Founder of Shake Shack
Danny Meyer
  • 1958-07-30 Kevin Mahogany, American jazz vocalist (Double Rainbow), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • 1958-10-10 J Eddie Peck, Joplin Missouri, actor (Bold & Beautiful-Cole Howard)
  • 1958-10-17 France ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1958-10-18 Hal Haenel, star sailor (Olympic 8th 1988, 92, 96), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1959-01-22 Linda Blair, American actress (Exorcist, Chained Heat, Savage St), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1959-05-07 Robin L Freeman, PGA golfer (1993 Northern Telecom-3rd), born in Saint Charles, Missouri
  • 1959-09-05 Tom Pernice Jr, American professional golfer, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1959-09-23 Heather Drew, LPGA golfer (1987 Henredon Classic-5th), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1959-10-03 Jack Wagner, American singer and actor (General Hospital, Melrose Place), born in Washington, Missouri
  • 1960-05-27 Ray Armsetad, 4X400 runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • 1960-07-02 Julia Montgomery, American actress (One Life to Live, Revenge of the Nerds), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1960-08-26 Ola Ray, playmate (Jun, 1980)/actress (Thriller), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1960-10-17 James Patrick Delsing, American PGA golfer (1993 New England-2nd), born in St Louis, Missouri

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