Missouri in History (Part 4)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 534


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
  • 1937-04-13 Lanford Wilson, American playwright (Hot L Baltimore), born in Lebanon, Missouri
  • 1937-09-07 Olly Wilson, American composer and founder of TIMARA, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 1938-03-31 Nathaniel Taylor, American actor (Rollo-Sanford & Sons), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2019)
  • 1938-05-22 Frank Converse, American actor (It's About Time, Dr Cook's Garden, Movin' On), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1938-06-26 Billy Davis Jr, singer (5th Dimension-Up, Up And Away), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1938-08-15 Maxine Waters, American politician (Rep-D-California), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1939-01-10 William Levy, American writer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2019)
  • 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, American singer (Arthur Godfrey & Friends), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1939-04-23 Patrick Williams, American composer, arranger, and conductor, born in Bonne Terre, Missouri
  • 1939-06-17 James Gadson, American drummer and session musician, born in Kansas City, 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
  • 1940-06-30 Mark Spoelstra, American folk singer and songwriter, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • 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 (d. 1986)

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
  • 1941-10-14 Art Shamsky, American baseball player, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1941-11-13 Mel Stottlemyre, American baseball pitcher, coach (5-time MLB All Star), born in Hazleton, Missouri (d. 2019)
  • 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
  • 1942-04-15 Kenneth Lay, American CEO and Chairman of Enron, born in Tyrone, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • 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
  • 1943-01-07 Leona Williams, American country music singer (Ladies Get the Blues), born in Vienna, Missouri
  • 1943-01-08 Marcus Hutson, American musician (Whispers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1943-02-27 Mary Frann, American actress (Joanna-Newhart, Days of Our Live), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1943-05-01 Joy Harmon, American actress (Cool Hand Luke), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1943-06-04 Joyce Meyer, American Charismatic Christian author and speaker, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1943-06-14 Harold Wheeler, American composer and orchestrator, 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 Hall of Fame forward (2-time NBA champion NY Knicks), Democratic US Senator (1979-97), born in Crystal City, Missouri

Basketball Player and US Senator Bill Bradley
Basketball Player and US Senator
Bill Bradley
  • 1943-10-09 Mike Peters, American cartoonist (Mother Goose and Grimm), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1943-12-07 James Tate, American poet (Pulitzer Prize 1992), born in Kansas City Missouri (d. 2015)
  • 1944-01-18 Carl Morton, American baseball player, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1983)
  • 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, American actor (Sledge Hammer), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1944-11-17 Eugene Clarke, US rock guitarist, born in Tipton, Missouri
  • 1944-12-11 Jon Garrison, American tenor, born in Higginsville, Missouri
  • 1945-01-10 Colonel DeBeers [Edward Wiskoski], American professional wrestler, born in Saint Joseph, Missouri
  • 1945-02-18 Judy Rankin, American golfer (US Open, Titleholders C'ship 1972 runner-up; 26 LPGA Tour wins), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1945-02-18 Michael Nader, American actor (Peter-Gidget, Dex Dexter-Dynasty), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1945-02-22 Leslie Charleson, American actress (Monica-General Hospital), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1945-06-03 Hale Irwin, American golfer (US Open 1974, 79, 90; US Senior Open 1998, 2000), born in Joplin, Missouri
  • 1945-08-21 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer (The Hunt For Red October), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • 1945-10-25 David Schramm, American astrophysicist (pioneer in establishing particle astrophysics as a vibrant research field), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 1945-11-03 Ken Holtzman, American baseball pitcher (2 x no hitters; MLB All Star 1972-73; World Series 1972-74), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 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, American actor (Goodnight Beantown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1947-04-15 Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, American TV producer (Designing Women, Murphy Brown), born in Poplar Bluff, 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, American 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
  • 1947-10-13 Jerry Trupiano, American sports broadcaster, born in St. Louis, Missouri

Person of interestKevin Kline

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

  • 1948-01-14 Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett, American musician & producer, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1948-03-28 Dianne Wiest, American actress (Hannah & Her Sisters, Footloose), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1948-10-14 David Ruprecht, American game show host, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1949-04-04 Larry Lingle, American rocker (The Four Seasons), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1949-06-14 Rochelle Firestone, American actress (Hellhole), born in Kansas City, Missouri

Person of interestTom Watson

1949-09-04 Tom Watson, American golfer (8-time major winner; British Open 1975, 77, 80, 82, 83), born in Kansas City, Missouri

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • 1949-09-07 Barry Siegel, American journalist (Pulitzer Prize - A Father's Pain, a Judge's Duty, and a Justice Beyond Their Reach), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1949-09-14 Steve Gaines, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Seneca, Missouri (d. 1977)
  • 1949-12-15 Don Johnson, American actor (Miami Vice, Nash Bridges), born in Flatt Creek, Missouri
  • 1949-12-24 Randy Neugebauer, American politician, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1950-01-25 Michael Cotten, American rock synthesizer (Tubes) and art designer, born in Kansas City, Missouri

Person of interestRush Limbaugh

1951-01-12 Rush Limbaugh, American right wing radio personality, born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Radio Personality and Author Rush Limbaugh
Radio Personality and Author
Rush Limbaugh
  • 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
  • 1951-05-25 Bob Gale, American screenwriter (Back to the Future), born in University City, Missouri
  • 1951-07-09 Chris Cooper, American actor (Thousand Pieces of Gold, Matewan), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1951-07-10 Phyllis Smith, American actress (Phyllis Vance-The Office), born in The Hill, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1951-07-18 Bruce Lietzke, American golfer (13 PGA Tour wins; US Senior Open 2003), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 1951-07-23 Edie McClurg, American 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)
  • 1952-01-17 Darrell Porter, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 1974, 78-80; World Series MVP 1982), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 2002)
  • 1952-02-12 Michael McDonald, rock keyboardist/vocals (Doobie Brothers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1952-04-16 Peter Westbrook, American 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

  • 1952-07-05 David Dreier, American entrepreneur and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1952-07-17 Nicolette Larson, American rock vocalist (Twins, Lotta Love), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 1952-07-19 John Griesheimer, American Republican politician, born in Saint Clair, Missouri

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
  • 1953-10-26 Jennifer Roberson, American sci-fi author (Shapechangers, Sword-Maker), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1953-12-02 Jay Haas, American golfer (Senior PGA C'ship 2006, 08; Senior Players C'ship 2009; 9 PGA Tour titles), 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

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