Cincinnati in History

Historical Events

  • 1788-08-17 Losantville, Ohio (now Cincinnati) founded
  • 1793-12-14 1st state road authorized, Frankfort, Kentucky, to Cincinnati
  • 1827-08-10 Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada)
  • 1848-11-21 Cincinnati Turngemeinde founded
  • 1853-04-01 Cincinnati becomes 1st US city to employ fulltime professional firefighters
  • 1866-07-23 Cincinnati Baseball club (Red Stockings) forms
  • 1876-02-02 Baseball's National League forms at the Grand Central Hotel, NYC with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia and St Louis
  • 1877-05-07 Cincinnati Enquirer first uses term "Bullpen" to indicate foul territory
  • 1877-07-23 1st US municipal railroad, Cincinnati Southern, begins operations
  • 1879-10-01 Cincinnati Enquirer publishes first report on Baseball's reserve clause; rights to players retained by team upon the contract's expiration; replaced by free agency
  • 1882-10-06 1st World Series Baseball Game 1: Cincinnati Red Stockings (AA) beat Chicago White Stockings (NL), 4-0 at Bank Street Grounds, Cincinnati
  • 1882-10-07 1st World Series Baseball Game 2: Chicago White Stockings (NL) beats Cincinnati Red Stockings (AA), 2-0 at Bank Street Grounds, Cincinnati
  • 1887-02-22 Union Labor Party organized in Cincinnati
  • 1895-01-22 National Association of Manufacturers organized in Cincinnati
  • 1899-06-10 Improved Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks forms in Cincinnati
  • 1899-10-15 Cincinnati closes season with 16-1 & 19-3 victories over Cleve Spiders
  • 1900-05-28 Fire in Cincinnati nearly destroys Reds' grandstand
  • 1901-03-11 Cincinnati Enquirer reports Baltimore manager John McGraw signed Cherokee Indian Tokohoma, who is really black 2nd baseman Charlie Grant
  • 1903-08-07 Tommy Corcoran sets MLB record for shortstops when he records 14 assists in Cincinnati's 4 - 2 win v St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1908-03-07 Cincinnati Mayor Mark Breith stands before city council and announces that, "women are not physically fit to operate automobiles"
  • 1914-09-01 The last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo (Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • 1915-12-22 Organized baseball and Federal League sign a peace treaty at Cincinnati; Federal Baseball League dissolves

Sports History

1916-07-01 Pittsburgh shortstop Honus Wagner, at 42 and 4 months, connects at Cincinnati to become the oldest to hit an inside-the-park HR; Pirates beat Reds, 2-1

Historic Event

1916-11-26 Addressing the Chamber of Commerce in Cincinnati, US President Woodrow Wilson declares that 'The business of neutrality is over. The nature of modern war leaves no state untouched'

  • 1918-02-21 The last Carolina parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo (Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • 1919-09-16 Dutch Ruether beats Giants 4-3 to clinch Cincinnati 1st NL pennant
  • 1922-03-02 WLW-AM in Cincinnati OH begins radio transmissions
  • 1930-06-02 Sarah Dickson becomes 1st woman Presbyterian elder in US, Cincinnati
  • 1934-07-14 Philadelphia Phillies score 11 runs in an inning, beating Cincinnati 18-0
  • 1935-05-23 1st scheduled night game postponed due to rain (Cincinnati)
  • 1935-05-24 1st major league night baseball game, in Cincinnati (Reds 2, Philadelphia 1)
  • 1938-07-06 6th MLB All Star Game: NL wins 4-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati on 4 AL errors
  • 1948-02-09 WLWT TV channel 5 in Cincinnati, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-04-04 WKRC TV channel 12 in Cincinnati, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-05-02 Don Newcombe, 1st start, shuts out Cincinnati on 5 hits to win 3-0
  • 1949-07-26 WCPO TV channel 9 in Cincinnati, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-07-14 20th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati
  • 1954-07-26 WCET TV channel 48 in Cincinnati, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954-08-31 Cincinnati 1st baseman Ted Kluszewski hits 2 HRs in a 9-3 loss v Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia; 1st Redleg to ever hit 40 MLB HRs, en route to season total 49

Sports History

1961-03-25 23rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cincinnati beats Ohio State, 70-65 (OT); Buckeyes' future Hall of Fame forward Jerry Lucas is MOP for 2nd straight year

  • 1962-03-24 24th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cincinnati beats Ohio State, 71-59; Bearcats win back-to-back National titles
  • 1963-03-23 25th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Loyola-Chicago beats Cincinnati, 60-58 (OT); Ramblers' first title in first title game

Sports History

1963-11-26 Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year

Sports History

1965-12-09 Frank Robinson is traded from the Cincinnati Reds to the Baltimore Orioles

  • 1966-11-25 Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • 1967-06-12 Race riot in Cincinnati Ohio (300 arrested)
  • 1967-09-01 Cincinnati Reds reliever Bob Lee walks Dick Groat with bases loaded in 21st inning to give SF Giants a 1-0 win at Crosley Field; 20 scoreless innings ties MLB mark, Pirates v Braves 1918
  • 1968-08-01 WXIX TV channel 19 in Cincinnati-Newport, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1968-12-07 Richard Dodd returns a library book his great grandfather took out in 1823 from the University of Cincinnati
  • 1969-09-24 1st Elvis convention, 2500 fans attend in Cincinnati
  • 1970-02-13 NL offices begins move from Cincinnati to San Francisco (completed Feb 23)
  • 1970-04-11 San Francisco beats Cincinnati 2-1, only day Reds aren't in 1st place in 1970
  • 1970-06-24 Reds play final game at Cincinnati's Crosley Field, beat Giants 5-4
  • 1970-06-30 Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium opens as the visiting Atlanta Braves beat Reds, 8-2; demolished 2002

Sports History

1970-07-14 41st MLB All Star Game, Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, OH: NL beats AL, 5-4; MVP: Carl Yastrzemski, Boston Red Sox, LF

  • 1971-03-19 Philadelphia 76ers outscore Cincinnati Royals 90-80 in 2nd half enroute to a 147-127 victory

Sports History

1973-08-17 Willie Mays hits 660th & last HR (off Don Gullett of Cincinnati)

  • 1976-10-17 Coldest World Series game; Reds beat NY Yankees, 4-3 in Game 2 at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati; 39 degrees F (until 1997)
  • 1977-05-28 Beverly Hills Supper Club fire in Southgate, Kentucky kills 168
  • 1978-07-31 Cincinnati infielder Pete Rose singles off Phil Niekro to extend his hitting streak to 44 games as Reds edge Atlanta Braves, 3-2; ties Willie Keeler's 81-year-old NL record
  • 1978-09-30 Major Indoor Soccer League grants 1st 6 franchises to Cincinnati
  • 1979-12-03 11 members of the audience trampled to death during a stampede to claim unreserved seats for a concert by The Who at The Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1981-12-13 70th Davis Cup: USA beats Argentina in Cincinnati (3-1)
  • 1981-12-21 Cincinnati beats Bradley 75-73 in 7 OTs (NCAA record)
  • 1983-01-02 In a 35-27 win over the Houston Oilers, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ken Anderson completes 20 consecutive passes and finishes the season winning his second consecutive passing title with an NFL record 70.55% completion percentage
  • 1983-06-02 Toilet catches fire on Air Canada's DC-9, 23 die at Cincinnati
  • 1987-03-12 Ice Pairs World Championship at Cincinnati won by Ekaterina Gordeeva & Sergei Grinkov (USSR)
  • 1987-03-12 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Cincinnati won by Brian Orser (Canada)
  • 1987-03-13 Ice Dance Championship at Cincinnati won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)
  • 1987-03-14 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Cincinnati won by Katarina Witt
  • 1987-08-02 Cincinnati outfielder Eric Davis is 7th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases in one season as he homers in Reds 5-4 win v Giants
  • 1990-07-19 BASF plant in Cincinnati explodes in flames, 1 dies
  • 1990-10-05 Cincinnati jury acquits art gallery of obsentity (Mappelthorpe photos)
  • 1990-10-20 Baseball World Series: Cincinnati beats A's, 2-1 at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum to sweep Oakland and win Reds' 5th title; MVP: Reds' pitcher José Rijo

Historic Event

1997-10-22 Larry Flynt sells Hustler to an under-age buyer in a non-zoned area of Cincinnati, Ohio

Baseball Record

2002-05-04 Barry Bonds hits his 400th home run as an SF Giant, in a 3-0 win over Cincinnati. Bonds is first player with 400 homers for one team and 100 with another (Pirates)

  • 2009-01-01 75th Orange Bowl: #21 Virginia Tech beats #12 Cincinnati, 20-7
  • 2010-01-01 76th Sugar Bowl: #5 Florida beats #3 Cincinnati, 51-24
  • 2012-03-10 33rd Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Louisville beats Cincinnati, 50-44
  • 2013-07-02 Reds pitcher Homer Bailey no-hits SF Giants 3-0 in Cincinnati, his second no-hitter in 10 months
  • 2015-07-14 86th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-3 at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati
  • 2016-05-28 Harambe, a gorilla at Cincinnati Zoo, is shot after dragging a 3 year old boy who had slipped into its enclosure (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Sports History

2018-08-19 Novak Đoković beats Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Cincinnati Masters to become the first player to win all 9 Masters 1,000 tennis tournaments since the series started in 1990

  • 2019-05-06 Pablo Sandoval becomes second MLB player since 1900 to throw a scoreless outing, hit a home run and steal a base in the same game in SF Giants' 12-4 loss in Cincinnati; joins Christy Mathewson 1905

Famous Birthdays

  • 1802-12-02 Melancthon Smith Wade, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1868)
  • 1815-02-02 Nathaniel Collins McLean, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1905)
  • 1820-04-26 Alice Cary, American poet (Cincinnati Sentinel), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1871)
  • 1821-05-02 Abram Sanders Piatt, American farmer, publisher, poet, politician, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1908)
  • 1824-09-04 Phoebe Cary, American poet (Poems of Alice & Phoebe Cary), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1871)
  • 1825-06-12 John Cook, American bugler (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1910)
  • 1826-11-02 William Haines Lytle, US politician, poet and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1863)
  • 1829-02-01 John Potts Slough, American politician, lawyer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1867)
  • 1851-06-21 Daniel Carter Beard, American author, social reformer and founder of the Boy Scouts of America, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1941)
  • 1857-01-14 Alice Pike Barney, American painter, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1931)

William Howard TaftWilliam Howard Taft (1857-1930)

1857-09-15 27th US President (Republican: 1909-13) and Chief Justice, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 1865-06-24 Robert Henri, American painter (The Eight) and leader of Ashcan school of painting, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1929)

Lillian WaldLillian Wald (1867-1940)

1867-03-10 American pioneering nurse and social activist who started American community nursing with the Henry Street Settlement in NYC, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 1869-07-01 William Strunk Jr., American grammarian and author (The Elements of Style), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1946)
  • 1870-12-13 Edward LeSaint, American actor and director (Modern Times, The Dumb Messenger), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1940)
  • 1878-03-27 Miller Huggins, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (World Series 1923, 27, 28; 6 x AL pennants NY Yankees), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1929)
  • 1882-04-18 Leopold Stokowski, British conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra, 1912-40; Disney's Fantasia, 1939; American Symphony Orchestra, 1962-72), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • 1883-02-22 Marguerite Clark, American silent film actress (Snow White), born in Avondale, Cincinnati (d. 1940)
  • 1883-05-26 Mamie Smith, American vaudeville singer, dancer and actress (Crazy Blues), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1946)
  • 1884-03-14 Wintter Watts, American classical music and art song composer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1962)
  • 1887-04-08 Walter Connolly, American actor (Good Earth, 5th Avenue Girl), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1940)
  • 1888-09-19 Porter Hall, American actor (Half-Breed, Double Indemnity), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1953)
  • 1888-11-23 Nana Bryant, American stage and screen actress (Ladies of the Chorus; Harvey; Brewster's Millions), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1955)
  • 1889-09-08 Robert A. Taft, American politician (U.S. Senator from Ohio), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1953)
  • 1893-05-17 Frederick McKinley Jones, American inventor (developments in refrigeration), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1961)
  • 1893-10-01 Cliff Friend, American pianist and songwriter, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1974)
  • 1895-06-14 Louis Finkelstein, American historian and theologist (Pharizees), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1991)
  • 1895-11-25 Helen Hooven Santmyer, American writer ("...And Ladies of the Club"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1986)
  • 1902-03-08 Louise Beavers, American actress (Beulah-Beulah), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1962)
  • 1902-04-06 Gertrude Short, American actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1968)
  • 1903-11-25 Dehart Hubbard, American athlete (Olympic gold, long jump 1924; first African American to win individual event; WR 7.89m 1925), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1976)
  • 1904-01-01 Ethan Allen, American baseball center fielder (inventor Cadaco-Ellis board game All Star Baseball; Yale University), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • 1905-02-10 John Dierkes, American actor (Shane, Daughter of Dr Jekyll, Hanging Tree), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1975)
  • 1906-10-29 Fredric Brown, American sci-fi author (Martians Go Home), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • 1907-08-30 John Mauchly, American physicist who with J. Presper Eckert, designed the first general purpose electronic digital computer (ENIAC), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1980)
  • 1910-03-28 Jimmie Dodd, American actor (The Mickey Mouse Club; Thundering Trails; Riders of the Rio Grande), and singer-songwriter, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1964)
  • 1911-05-13 Robert Middleton, American film and TV actor (Barney-Monroes), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1911-11-05 Roy Rogers, American cowboy actor and singer ("Happy Trails"; Roy Rogers Show), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1998)
  • 1912-06-25 Virginia Lacy Jones, American librarian and presidential advisor, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1984)
  • 1913-10-18 Evelyn Venable, American model and actress (Death Takes a Holiday, Columbia Pictures logo), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • 1914-12-28 Lee Bowman, American actor (Ellery Queen, Miami Undercover, The Impatient Years), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1979)
  • 1915-07-01 Joseph Ransohoff, American neurosurgeon and pioneer in the modern neurosurgery, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2001)

Eddie ArcaroEddie Arcaro (1916-1997)

1916-02-19 American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Triple Crown 1941 Whirlaway, 1948 Citation), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 1918-09-04 William Talbert, American tennis doubles champ (US 1942, 45, 46, 48), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1999)
  • 1919-11-15 Carol Bruce [Shirley Levy], American actress (Behind the Eight Ball, WKRP in Cincinnati), born in Great Neck, Long Island (d. 2007)
  • 1920-05-11 Denver Pyle, American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard, The Andy Griffith Show), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1997)

Vera-EllenVera-Ellen (1921-1981)

1921-02-16 American actress and dancer (White Christmas; Big Leaguer; On the Town), born in Norwood, Ohio

Doris DayDoris Day (1922-2019)

1922-04-03 American singer, animal welfare activist and actress known as the "girl next door" actress (Pillow Talk, The Man Who Knew Too Much), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 1922-07-18 Thomas Kuhn, American philosopher of science (paradigm shift), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1923-06-23 George Russell, American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and theorist (The Jazz Workshop; Jazz in the Space Age), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1923-12-04 Charles Keating, American district attorney (Los Angeles California), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • 1924-07-20 Thomas Berger, American novelist (Vital Parts, Little Big Man), born in Cincinnati, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • 1925-07-09 Tom Luken, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • 1926-10-17 Karl Gordon Henize, American astronomer and NASA astronaut (STS-51-F), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • 1928-01-11 Mitchell Ryan, American actor (Dark Shadows, Lethal Weapon, Chase, Executive Suite), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1929-10-24 Jim Brosnan, American baseball player and writer (Long Season), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • 1930-04-25 Dotty Mack, American actress (Paul Dixon Show), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Tony TrabertTony Trabert (1930-2021)

1930-08-16 American tennis player (Wimbledon 1955; US Open 1953, 55; French Open 1954, 55), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 1930-08-23 Andy Ireland, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Florida), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1931-01-17 Don Zimmer, American baseball infielder (2 × All-Star, Chicago Cubs; World Series 1955, 59 LA Dodgers) and manager (NL Manager of the Year 1989 Chicago Cubs), born in Cincinnati, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • 1932-04-10 Hari Rhodes, American actor (Mike-Daktari, Roots), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1992)

Charles MansonCharles Manson (1934-2017)

1934-11-12 American criminal, murderer and cult leader (Manson Family), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 1935-06-16 Jim Dine, American pop artist (St John the Divine), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1935-11-16 Elizabeth Drew, American journalist (Politics & Money: The Road to Corruption), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1936-06-02 Otis Williams, American doo-wop singer (Charms), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1937-12-25 O'Kelly Isley, singer (Isley Brothers - "Twist and Shout"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1938-06-04 Art Mahaffey, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star (1961, 1961², 1962²; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1938-07-14 Jerry Rubin, American activist (Chicago 7), stockbroker, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1994)

Ted TurnerTed Turner (84 years old)

1938-11-19 American businessman who founded CNN, owner of the Atlanta Braves and winner of the America's Cup in 1977, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 1939-02-28 Charles Brown, featherweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1964), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1939-04-01 Rudolph Isley, American rocker (Isley Brothers - "Shout"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1939-05-06 Herbie Cox, American pop vocalist (Cleftones - "Heart And Soul"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1939-09-25 David S. Mann, American Democratic politician (Vice Mayor of Cincinnati), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1941-01-28 Joel Crothers, American actor (The Edge of Night), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1985)
  • 1941-05-21 Ronald Isley, American singer (Isley Brothers - "Twist and Shout"; "This Old Heart Of Mine"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1942-01-30 Marty Balin [Buchwald], American singer (Jefferson Airplane/Starship), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • 1943-02-22 David Skaggs, American politician (Rep-D-Colorado), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1943-03-15 Brenda Scott, American actress (Midge - Road West), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1943-04-22 Mel Carter, American pop singer ("Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1943-06-23 James Levine, American conductor (Metropolitan Opera, 1976-2017), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2021)
  • 1945-08-05 Loni Anderson, American actress (Jennifer-WKRP in Cincinnati), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1945-08-16 Suzanne Farrell, American ballerina (Don Quioxote), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1945-12-25 Gary Sandy, actor (Andy-WKRP in Cincinnati), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1946-10-11 Oba Chandler, American convicted murderer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2011)

Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg (75 years old)

1946-12-18 American director (ET, Close Encounters, Jaws), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 1948-03-28 Gerry House, American radio personality (Gerry House and the House Foundation), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1950-03-18 James Conlon, American conductor (Los Angeles opera, 2006-present; Cincinnati May Festival, 1979-2016; Ravinia Festival, 2005-15), born in Queens, New York City
  • 1951-02-19 Stephen Nichols, American actor (Witchboard, Days of our Lives), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1951-08-07 Gary Hall, American swimmer (Olympic silver 400m medley 1968, 200m butterfly 1972, bronze 100m butterfly 1976; 5 x WR), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1951-10-26 [William] Bootsy Collins, American guitarist and singer (James Brown; Parliament-Funkadelic), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1951-12-04 Patricia Wettig, American actress (Nancy Weston-30 Something), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1952-11-06 Michael Cunningham, American novelist and screenwriter (The Hours), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1954-06-13 (Robert) "Bo" Donaldson, American rock vocalist (The Heywoods - "Billy Don't Be a Hero"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1955-06-15 Julie Hagerty, American actress (Airplane, Princesses), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1955-10-20 Aaron Pryor, American welterweight boxing champion, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2016)

Jeffrey Robert ImmeltJeffrey Robert Immelt (66 years old)

1956-02-19 American chairman of General Electric, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 1956-10-23 Darrell Pace, American archer (Olympic gold individual 1976, 84; silver team 1988), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1957-01-05 Vincent Calloway, American trumpet player (Midnight Star - "No Parking On The Dance Floor"; "Operator"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1957-07-31 Leon Durham, American baseball 1st baseman, outfielder (Chicago Cubs; MLB All Star 1982-83, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1958-01-12 Curt Fraser, American ice hockey coach, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Famous Weddings

Harriet Beecher Stowe

1836-01-06 Author Harriet Beecher (24) weds educator Calvin Ellis Stowe (33) in Cincinnati, Ohio

William Howard Taft

1886-06-19 US President William Taft (28) weds Helen Herron (25) in Cincinnati, Ohio

Spencer Tracy

1923-09-12 Actor Spencer Tracy (23) weds Louise Treadwell (26) in Cincinnati, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • 1914-09-01 Martha, last known passenger pigeon, dies at Cincinnati Zoo (Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • 1941-06-11 Daniel Carter Beard, American author, social reformer and founder of the Boy Scouts of America, dies at 91
  • 2007-05-29 Posteal Laskey, American convicted murderer widely believed to be the Cincinnati Strangler, dies of natural causes (b. 1938)
  • 2007-10-09 Carol Bruce [Shirley Levy], American actress (Behind the Eight Ball, WKRP in Cincinnati), dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 87
  • 2011-10-17 Carl Lindner, Jr., Cincinnati businessman and one of the world's richest people (b. 1919)
  • 2016-05-28 Harambe, Western lowland gorilla resident at Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, shot and killed at 17, by a zoo worker to protect a 3 year old boy who had climbed into its enclosure (Cincinnati, Ohio)