New Jersey in History (Part 3)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 819

  • 1921-01-24 Bernard J. Dwyer, American politician (Rep-D-NJ, 1981- 93), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 1998)
  • 1921-03-12 Gordon MacRae, American singer and actor (Oklahoma!, Carousel), born in East Orange, New Jersey (d. 1986)
  • 1921-05-04 Virginia "Patsy" Garrett, American singer and actress (Nanny & the Professor, Fred Waring's Pleasure Time), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • 1921-05-17 Bob Merrill, American composer and lyricist (People, Mambo Italiano), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 1998)
  • 1921-06-01 Nelson Riddle, American Grammy Award winning bandleader, conductor and orchestrator for Capitol Records (Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Dean Martin), born in Oradell, New Jersey (d. 1985)
  • 1921-07-20 Ted Schroeder, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1942, Wimbledon 1949), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • 1921-09-06 Norman Joseph Woodland, American inventor (barcode), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1921-11-14 Brian Keith, American actor (Family Affair, Loneliest Runner, The Parent Trap), born in Bayonne, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • 1921-11-21 Vivian Blaine, American actress (Guys & Dolls, Skirts Ahoy), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • 1921-12-26 John Severin, Jersey City, New Jersey, comic book artist (Hulk, Mad Magazine), (d. 2012)
  • 1922-01-21 Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas, American singer (If?) and character actor (Kojak, On Her Majesty's Secret Service), born in Garden City New Jersey, (d. 1994)
  • 1922-06-01 Joan Caulfield, American model and actress (My Favorite Husband), born in West Orange, New Jersey (d. 1991)
  • 1922-10-13 Alan Scott, American TV host and songwriter (Spin the Picture), born in Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • 1922-10-15 Lorraine Gordon [Stein], American jazz music advocate and owner of Village Vanguard jazz club, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1922-10-28 Butch van Breda Kolff, American basketball player and coach, born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • 1922-12-20 Charita Bauer, American actress (The Guiding Light, Aldrich Family), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1985)
  • 1923-03-21 Mort Lindsey, orchestra leader (Merv Griffin Show), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1923-04-05 Michael V Gazzo, American playwright and actor (The Godfather Part II, Fear City), born in Hillside, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • 1923-05-30 James "Jimmy" Lydon, American actor (Twice Blessed, Life with Father), born in Harrington Park, New Jersey
  • 1923-06-25 Dorothy Gilman, American mystery writer, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1923-07-16 Chris Argyris, American business theorist and educator, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2013)
  • 1923-12-11 Betsy Blair [Elizabeth Boger], American actress (Marty, A Double Life), born in Cliffside Park, New Jersey (d. 2009)
  • 1924-01-23 Frank Lautenberg, American politician (Sen-D-NJ, 1982-2001, 2003-2013), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2013)
  • 1924-03-27 Sarah Vaughan, jazz scat singer (Broken Hearted Melody), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • 1924-04-01 Brendan Byrne, Governor of New Jersey
  • 1924-04-23 Arthur Frackenpohl, American composer (Natural Superiority of Music), born in Irvington, New Jersey
  • 1924-07-04 Eva Marie Saint, American actress and producer (On the Waterfront, North by Northwest, People Like Us), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1924-07-18 Howard A. Roberts, American choral director (Leslie Uggams Show), born in Burlington, New Jersey (d. 2011)
  • 1924-09-30 Charles Quinlivan, American actor (Seven Guns to Mesa, Mr. Garlund), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1974)
  • 1924-11-02 Rudy Van Gelder, American recording engineer (Miles Davis, John Coltrane), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1925-01-09 Lee Van Cleef, American actor (For a Few Dollars More, Escape from NY), born in Somerville, New Jersey (d. 1989)
  • 1925-05-02 Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor (McCoy, Saunders-Soap), born in Woodbury, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • 1925-08-28 Marvin Davis, CEO (Davis Oil Company), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2004)
  • 1925-10-22 Dory Previn [Dorothy Veronica Langan], singer-songwriter (Mythical Kings and Iguanas), born in Woodbridge, New Jersey, (d. 2012)

Person of interestJerry Lewis

1926-03-16 Jerry Lewis [Joseph Levitch], American comedian (Martin and Lewis, MDA Telethon), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2017)

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

Person of interestAllen Ginsberg

1926-06-03 Allen Ginsberg, American beat poet (Howl, The Fall of America) and 1960s counterculture icon, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1997)

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • 1926-06-14 Don Newcombe, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star), born in Madison, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • 1926-07-03 Johnny Coles, American jazz trumpeter (Little Johnny C), born in Trenton, New Jersey ( d. 1997)
  • 1926-07-05 Kenneth Gaburo, American composer, born in Somerville, New Jersey (d. 1993)
  • 1926-08-08 Richard Anderson, American actor (Oscar Goldman- The 6 Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman television series), born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • 1926-09-11 Eddie Miksis, American baseball player, born in Burlington, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1926-10-18 John Morris, American film and Broadway composer who commonly worked alongside Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder, born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1927-01-22 Lou Creekmur, American football player (Detroit Lions) and hall of famer, born in Hopelawn, New Jersey (d. 2009)
  • 1927-02-05 Robert Brown, American actor (Here Come the Brides, Primus), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1927-02-25 Rev. Bruce Ritter, Catholic priest and controversial founder of charity Covenant House, born in Trenton New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • 1927-03-06 John Fairchild, CEO (Fairchild publishing), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1927-04-15 Robert Mills, American physicist (quantum field theory), born in Englewood, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • 1927-07-24 James J. Howard, American educator and Democratic Party politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey), born in Irvington, New Jersey (d. 1988)
  • 1927-07-25 Stanley Dancer, American harness racer (4 Hambletonians, 3 Trot Triple Crown), born in West Windsor Township, New Jersey (d. 2005)

Person of interestPaul Volcker

1927-09-05 Paul Volcker, American economist and Chairman of the US Federal Reserve (1979-87), born in Cape May, New Jersey (d. 2019)

Chairman of the Federal Reserve and Economist Paul Volcker
Chairman of the Federal Reserve and Economist
Paul Volcker
  • 1928-04-05 Tony Williams, American singer (Platters-Only You, Harbor Lights), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1992)
  • 1928-06-23 Michael Shaara, American writer (Killer Angels), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1988)
  • 1928-06-28 Nick Virgilio, American Haiku poet, born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1989)
  • 1928-07-08 Carol Henry, choreographer (Garry Moore Show), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1928-07-17 Joseph Albert Morello, American jazz drummer, born in Irvington, New Jersey (d. 2011)
  • 1928-08-25 Karl Korte, American composer, born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1928-10-30 William Campbell, American actor (Jerry-Cannonball, Luke-Dynasty), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2011)
  • 1929-01-13 Joe Pass [Joseph Passalaqua], American virtuoso jazz guitarist (The Trio) and composer, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1994)
  • 1929-02-23 Richard Moryl, American composer, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1929-05-05 John S Ragin, American actor (Dr Astin-Quincy ME), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2013)
  • 1929-05-31 Elaine Stewart, American actress and model (The Bad and the Beautiful, Take the High Ground), born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 2011)
  • 1929-07-18 Dick Button, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1948, 52), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1929-08-16 Bill Evans, US jazz pianist, born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 1980)
  • 1929-08-21 X. J. Kennedy, American poet and author (Nude Descending a Staircase), born in New Jersey, Iowa
  • 1929-09-19 Marge Roukema, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • 1929-09-26 Meredith Gourdine, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1952), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1998)
  • 1929-11-10 W. E. B. Griffin [William Edmund Butterworth], American best-selling author (Clandestine Operations, The Lieutenants), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • 1930-01-05 Richard Hayes, American actor & singer (Name That Tune), born in Passaic, New Jersey (d. 2014)

Person of interestBuzz Aldrin

1930-01-20 Buzz Aldrin, American astronaut & fighter pilot (Gem 12, Ap 11), born in Montclair, New Jersey

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Astronaut
Buzz Aldrin
  • 1930-06-24 Herbert C Klien, (Rep-D-New Jersey)
  • 1930-07-24 Jacqueline Brookes, American actress (Jack & Mike, Another World), born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 2013)
  • 1930-08-02 Ron de Lugo, American politician (Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from the U.S. Virgin Islands' at-large district 1981-95), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1930-09-26 Philip Bosco, American actor (Trading Places, Lend Me a Tenor), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1931-04-19 Alex Webster, American football coach (NY Giants), born in Kearney, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1931-05-02 Richard "Groove" Holmes, American jazz organist (Misty), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1991)
  • 1931-05-16 Donald James Martino, composer (Noturnno-Pulitzer 1974), born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 1931-06-27 Eddie Kasko, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1961, 1961²; Cincinnati Reds) and manager (Boston Red Sox), born in Linden, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • 1931-09-25 Patric Walker, American-British astrologer, born in Hackensack, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • 1931-11-12 Bob Crewe, songwriter and producer (Big Girls Don't Cry), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • 1931-12-18 Allen Klein, American rock and roll business manager - ABKCO (Sam Cooke; RollingStones, Beatles), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2009)
  • 1932-04-10 Mae Faggs Starr, American athlete, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1952), born in Mays Landing, New Jersey (d. 2000)
  • 1932-07-02 Sammy Turner, vocalist (Lavender Blue), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1932-07-31 Sam Coppola, American actor (Saturday Night Fever), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1932-08-02 Marvin David Levy, American composer (Mourning Becomes Electra), born in Passaic, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • 1932-10-17 William J Hughes, (Rep-D-New Jersey, 1975- )
  • 1932-11-10 Roy Scheider, American actor (Jaws, The French Connection, Marathon Man, Paper Lion), born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 2008)
  • 1932-11-21 Jim Ringo, American NFL center (Green Bay, Philadelphia), born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • 1933-02-09 Countess of Airlie [Virginia Ogilvy], Newport, New Jersey, American-born Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II
  • 1933-03-19 Philip Roth, American novelist (Goodbye Columbus, Portnoy's Complaint), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1933-08-25 Wayne Shorter, American jazz musician (Weather Report), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1933-09-05 Vincent McDermott, American composer, born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1933-09-18 Robert Blake, American actor (Baretta, Little Rascals, Coast to Coast), born in Nutley, New Jersey
  • 1933-10-07 Paul B. Price, American actor (Busting Loose), born in Carteret, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1933-11-09 Jim Perry, American and Canadian tv host ($ale of the Century), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • 1933-11-11 Marlene VerPlanck [Pampinella], American jazz and pop vocalist, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1933-12-08 Flip Wilson, American actor and comedian (Flip Wilson Show), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1998)
  • 1933-12-09 Milt Campbell, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1956), born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1934-01-25 Elizabeth Allen, American actress (Laura-Bracken's World), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1934-02-24 Frank Chapot, American equestrian (Olympic silver 1960, 1972), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1934-04-02 Paul Joseph Cohen, American mathematician (Cohen forcing, Continuum hypothesis), born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 2007)

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