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 game, Cincinnati (AA) beats Chicago (NL) 4-0
  • 1882-10-07 1st World Series (game 2), Chicago (NL) beats Cincinnati (AA) 2-0
  • 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
  • 1915-12-22 Organized baseball and Federal League sign a peace treaty at Cincinnati, Federal Baseball League dissolves

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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

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner

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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'

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1918-02-21 The last Carolina parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo
  • 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 Phillies score 11 runs in an inning, beats 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, Phil 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; 1st Redleg to ever hit 40 MLB HRs, en route to season total 49

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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

NBA Forward Jerry Lucas
NBA Forward
Jerry Lucas
  • 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

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

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1965-12-09 Frank Robinson is traded from Cincinnati to the 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 reliever Bob Lee walks Dick Groat with bases loaded in the 21st inning to give SF Giants a 1-0 win at Crosley Field; 20 scoreless innings tie MLB mark set by Pirates & Braves in 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

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

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1971-03-19 Philadelphia 76ers outscore Cincinnati Royals 90-8 in 1 half

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

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1976-10-17 Coldest World Series game Yankees vs 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 trampled to death at Who concert in Cincinnati
  • 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 Championship at Cincinnati won by E Gordeeva & Grinkov (Soviet Union)
  • 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 Cincinnati beats A's, 2-1 in Game 4 at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum to sweep Oakland and win Reds' 5th Baseball World Series; Reds' pitcher José Rijo MVP

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1997-10-22 Larry Flynt sells Hustler in a non-zoned area of Cincinnati

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
Magazine Publisher
Larry Flynt

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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)

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 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 form Cincinnati Zoo, is shot after dragging a 3 year old boy who had slipped into it's enclosure

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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

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • 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)

Person of interestWilliam Howard Taft

1857-09-15 William Howard Taft, 27th US President (Republican: 1909-13) and Chief Justice, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1930)

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • 1865-06-24 Robert Henri, American painter (The Eight) and leader of Ashcan school of painting, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1929)

Person of interestLillian Wald

1867-03-10 Lillian Wald, American pioneering nurse and social activist who started American community nursing with the Henry Street Settlement in NYC, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1940)

Nurse and Social Activist Lillian Wald
Nurse and Social Activist
Lillian Wald
  • 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 2nd baseman, manager (NY Yankees WS 1923, 27-28) born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1929)
  • 1882-04-18 Leopold Stokowski, British conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra, Disney's Fantasia), 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 Haynes Watts, American 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 actress (Ladies of the Chorus), 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
  • 1910-03-28 James "Jimmie" Dodd, American actor (Thundering Trails, Riders of the Rio Grande), 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 (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)
  • 1916-02-19 Eddie Arcaro, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Triple Crown 1941 Whirlaway, 1948 Citation), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1997)
  • 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)

Person of interestVera-Ellen

1921-02-16 Vera-Ellen [Westmeier Rohe], American actress and dancer (Big Leaguer, On the Town), born in Norwood, Ohio (d. 1981)

Actress Vera-Ellen
Actress
Vera-Ellen

Person of interestDoris Day

1922-04-03 Doris Day [Kappelhoff], 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 (d. 2019)

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day
  • 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 (The Jazz Workshop) 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, astronaut (STS 51-F), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 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

Person of interestTony Trabert

1930-08-16 Tony Trabert, American tennis player (5-time Grand Slam singles winner)), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
  • 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 coach, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • 1932-04-10 Hari Rhodes, American actor (Mike-Daktari, Roots), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1992)

Person of interestCharles Manson

1934-11-12 Charles Manson, American criminal, murderer and cult leader (Manson Family), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2017)

Murderer Charles Manson
Murderer
Charles Manson
  • 1935-06-16 Jim Dine, 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, doo wop singer (Charms), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1937-12-25 O'Kelly Isley, singer (Isley Brothers-Twist & 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)

Person of interestTed Turner

1938-11-19 Ted Turner, American founder of CNN, owner of the Atlanta Braves and winner of the America's Cup in 1977, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • 1939-02-28 Charles Brown, featherweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1964), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1939-04-01 Rudolph Isley, rocker (Isley Brothers-Shout), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1939-05-06 Herbie Cox, American rocker (Cleftones), 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, actor (Edge of Night), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1941-05-21 Ronald Isley, singer (Isley Brothers-Twist & Shout), 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, actress (Midge-Road West), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1943-04-22 Mel Carter, American singer (Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1943-06-23 James Levine, American conductor, (director of the Metropolitan Opera), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1945-08-05 Loni Anderson, American actress (Jennifer-WKRP in Cincinnati), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1945-08-16 Suzanne Farrell, 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)

Person of interestSteven Spielberg

1946-12-18 Steven Spielberg, 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 (Cincinnati May Festival-1979), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-02-19 Stephen Nichols, actor (Witchboard, Days of our Lives), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1951-08-07 Gary Hall, American swimmer (Olympics-bronze/2 silver-1968, 72), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1951-10-26 [William] Bootsy Collins, American guitarist and singer (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 Bo [Robert] Donaldson, American rock vocalist (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)

Person of interestJeffrey Robert Immelt

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

Chairman of General Electric Jeffrey Robert Immelt
Chairman of General Electric
Jeffrey Robert Immelt
  • 1956-10-23 Darrell Pace, archer (Olympic 2 gold/silver-1976, 84, 88), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1957-01-05 Vincent Calloway, American trumpet player (Midnight Star-No Parking), 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


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Abolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher Stowe
Abolitionist and Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe

LoveWedding of Interest

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

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft

LoveWedding of Interest

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
  • 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 it's enclosure