Ohio in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 215

  • 1932-01-01 Jacob Cocey Sr chosen as Mayor of Massillon, Ohio

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1933-06-10 John Dillinger robs his first bank, in New Carlisle, Ohio. He takes $10, 600

Gangster John Dillinger
Gangster
John Dillinger
FBI Agent Melvin Purvis
FBI Agent
Melvin Purvis
  • 1933-10-12 John Dillinger escapes from jail in Allen County, Ohio
  • 1934-04-12 The US Auto-Lite Strike begins, culminating in a five-day melee between Ohio National Guard troops and 6,000 strikers and picketers.
  • 1934-05-23 The Auto-Lite Strike culminates in the "Battle of Toledo", a five-day melée between 1,300 troops of the Ohio National Guard and 6,000 picketers
  • 1934-07-21 113°F (45°C), near Gallipolis, Ohio (state record)
  • 1934-08-19 The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1934-10-22 In East Liverpool, Ohio, notorious bank robber Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd is shot and killed by FBI agents

  • 1935-06-10 In Akron, Ohio, Dr. Robert H. Smith (Dr. Bob) from Akron & Bill Wilson from New York City form Alcoholics Anonymous (date of Smith's last drink)
  • 1936-01-15 1st all-glass windowless structure in US completed, Toledo, Ohio
  • 1937-01-01 US Army Air Corps physiological research laboratory completed, Ohio
  • 1940-06-05 A synthetic rubber tire exhibited in Akron, Ohio by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • 1941-03-24 LIU beats Ohio U 56-42 for NIT basketball championship
  • 1942-12-01 With WWII travel restrictions in mind, MLB owners decide to restrict travel to a 3-trip schedule rather than customary 4; Spring training in 1943 limited to locations north of Potomac or Ohio rivers and east of the Mississippi
  • 1944-10-20 Liquid-gas tanks in Cleveland, Ohio, explode, 135 die, 3,600 homeless
  • 1944-12-02 10th Heisman Trophy Award: Les Horvath, Ohio State (QB)

Sport awardPGA Championship

1945-07-15 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Morraine CC: Byron Nelson wins 5th and final major title and 2nd PGA title; beats ex-MLB player Sam Byrd 4 & 3

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • 1947-05-11 BF Goodrich announced the development of tubeless tire (Akron Ohio)
  • 1947-09-15 First four-engined jet-propelled fighter plane tested, Columbus, Ohio
  • 1947-12-17 WEWS TV channel 5 in Cleveland, Ohio (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-07-10 1st practical rectangular TV tube announced in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1949-12-19 WJW TV channel 8 in Cleveland, Ohio (CBS) begins broadcasting

Music concertMusic Concert

1950-03-27 Jazz pianist, Erroll Garner's solo concert (Cleveland, Ohio)

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner
  • 1950-06-27 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Scioto CC: American Chandler Harper wins his only major title; beats Harry Williams Jr., 4 & 3 in the final
  • 1950-09-11 33 die in a train crash in Coshocton Ohio
  • 1950-12-12 16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB)
  • 1952-05-28 Memphis Kiddie Park opens in Brooklyn, Ohio. The park's Little Dipper roller coaster would become the oldest operating steel roller coaster in North America.
  • 1953-01-03 Frances Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.
  • 1953-03-27 21 die in a train crash in Conneaut, Ohio
  • 1955-12-08 21st Heisman Trophy Award: Howard Cassady, Ohio State (HB)
  • 1956-12-22 Colo is born, the first gorilla to be bred in captivity at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Columbus, Ohio
  • 1957-07-21 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Miami Valley GC: Lionel Hebert wins 2 & 1 from Dow Finsterwald; last time event played under match-play format
  • 1957-11-02 1st titanium mill opened, Toronto, Ohio
  • 1957-12-12 Willem J Kolff and his team at Ohio's Cleveland Clinic removed the heart from a dog and replaced it with a pneumatic pump which kept the dog alive for 90 minutes, proving the viability of the artificial heart
  • 1961-04-27 NFL officially recognizes Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio
  • 1962-12-31 Ohio ends suit against Reds when they agree to stay in Cin for 10 yrs

  • 1963-09-07 Two-building Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is officially opened

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1964-03-30 Astronaut John Glenn withdraws from Ohio senate race

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn
  • 1964-07-19 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Columbus CC: Bobby Nichols wins his only major title by 3 strokes from 'Big-2' Jack Nicklaus & Arnold Palmer; leads wire-to-wire
  • 1965-02-07 WVIZ TV channel 25 in Cleveland, Ohio (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965-06-19 KYW-AM in Cleveland Ohio returns call letters to Philadelphia
  • 1965-10-05 Dick McInnes from Henderson, Kentucky stays aloft almost 12 hours in a kite pulled by a speedboat along the Ohio River
  • 1966-07-12 10.51" (26.70 cm) of rainfall, Sandusky Ohio (state record)
  • 1967-06-12 Race riot in Cincinnati Ohio (300 arrested)
  • 1967-11-07 Carl B Stokes elected first African American mayor of a major US city - Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1967-11-13 Carl Stokes sworn-in as 1st major city black mayor (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • 1967-12-15 The Silver Bridge collapses over the Ohio River in the US, killing 46 people
  • 1968-01-19 WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, Ohio (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1968-04-26 Students seize administration building at Ohio State
  • 1968-06-15 "Yummy Yummy Yummy" by Ohio Express hits #4
  • 1968-06-17 Ohio Express' "Yummy Yummy Yummy" goes gold
  • 1968-09-15 WUAB TV channel 43 in Lorain-Cleveland, Ohio (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1969-07-04 The Ohio Fireworks Derecho kills 18 Ohioans and destroys over 100 boats on Lake Erie.
  • 1969-08-17 PGA Championship Men's Golf, NCR CC: Ray Floyd wins first of his 4 major titles by 1 stroke from South African Gary Player
  • 1969-11-15 Wendy's Hamburgers, American fast food restaurant chains founded by Dave Thomas opens in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1970-05-04 National Guard kills 4 at Kent State in Ohio
  • 1970-05-08 Thousands of students protest against the Vietnam War following the Kent State shootings in Ohio
  • 1970-05-21 National Guard mobilizes to quell disturbances at Ohio State University
  • 1971-01-04 Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to relatives of Kent State victims
  • 1971-07-01 North Carolina becomes 38th state to approve of lower voting age to 18, ratifying 26th amendment
  • 1971-09-11 Laurel Lea Schaefer (Ohio), 22, crowned 44th Miss America 1972
  • 1972-01-25 7' Ohio State center Luke Witte is stomped in face during a brawl in a game with Minnesota
  • 1973-05-26 Funky Worm by Ohio Players hits #15
  • 1973-09-15 Ohio State's Archie Griffith begins record 31 cons 100 yd rushing

Sport awardDavis Cup

1973-12-01 Davis Cup Men's Tennis, Cleveland, Ohio: Rod Laver and John Newcombe beat American pair Stan Smith and Erik van Dillen 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to give Australia an unassailable 3-0 lead, (ends 5-0); 23rd Cup title for Australia

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • 1973-12-28 Akron Ohio's Chamber of Commerce terminates itself from Soap Box Derby
  • 1974-06-26 The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio
  • 1974-12-24 Former US astronaut John Glenn join the Senate for Ohio
  • 1974-12-27 40th Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)
  • 1975-12-06 41st Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)
  • 1976-01-31 "Love Rollercoaster" by Ohio Players hits #1
  • 1976-03-04 John Pezzin bowls 33 consecutive strikes at Toledo, Ohio
  • 1976-03-29 8 Ohio National Guardsmen indicted for shooting 4 Kent State students
  • 1977-08-15 "Wow" possible alien radio signal from deep space received at "The Big Ear", Ohio State's radio telescope in Delaware
  • 1977-09-10 Susan Perkins (Ohio), crowned 50th Miss America 1978
  • 1978-12-16 Cleveland, Ohio becomes the first post-Depression era city to default on its loans, owing $14,000,000 to local banks.
  • 1978-12-30 Ohio State dismisses Woody Hayes as its football coach
  • 1979-05-03 1979 NFL Draft: Tom Cousineau from Ohio State first pick by Buffalo Bills
  • 1979-06-22 Pro Football Researchers Association forms (Canton Ohio)

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

1981-02-01 31st NBA All-Star Game, Coliseum at Richfield, OH: East beats West, 123-120; MVP: Nate Archibald, Boston Celtics, PG

NBA Point Guard Nate Archibald
NBA Point Guard
Nate Archibald
  • 1981-05-21 Kim Seelbrede, (Ohio), crowned 30th Miss USA
  • 1982-11-01 Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of their factory in Marysville, Ohio. The Honda Accord is the first car produced there.
  • 1982-12-03 77°F highest December temperature ever recorded in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1983-09-23 Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in 10 for heavyweight boxing title in Ohio
  • 1985-05-31 Tornado outbreak in the United States and Canada sees 41 tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario, leaving 90 dead
  • 1985-06-11 WJW-AM/TV in Cleveland Ohio change call letters to WRMR
  • 1987-08-18 Ohio health care worker Donald Harvey sentenced to triple life for poisoning 24 patients
  • 1987-09-27 Ryder Cup Golf, Muirfield Village GC: Europe beats US, 15-13; after 13-0 unbeaten record spanning 60 years, US loses for first time on home soil
  • 1989-10-30 Smith Dairy at Orrville Ohio, makes largest milk shake (1,575.2 gal)
  • 1991-09-19 Colt Precious Bunny wins the 46th Little Brown Jug at Delaware, Ohio
  • 1992-08-31 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Cleveland, Ohio on WNCX 98.5 FM
  • 1993-04-11 450 prisoners riot at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, and continue for ten days, citing grievances about prison conditions and the forced vaccination of Nation of Islam prisoners (for tuberculosis)
  • 1994-01-07 United Express commuter plane crashes in Ohio, killing 5
  • 1994-01-19 -20°F (-29°C) (5:32 AM) coldest day ever recorded in Cleveland Ohio
  • 1994-04-24 NFL Draft: Ohio State defensive tackle Dan Wilkinson first pick by Cincinnati Bengals
  • 1995-09-01 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland Ohio
  • 1995-09-11 Ohio's Governor Voinovich proclaims "Cleveland Indians Day"
  • 1995-12-09 61st Heisman Trophy Award: Eddie George, Ohio State (RB)
  • 1997-04-19 NFL Draft: Ohio State offensive tackle Orlando Pace first pick by St. Louis Rams
  • 1997-06-17 NHL announces it will add Nashville in 1998, Atlanta in 1999 & Minneapolis-St Paul & Columbus, Ohio in 2000

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,029

  • 1848-10-31 Boston Custer, brother of George Armstrong Custer, born in New Rumley, Ohio (d. 1876)
  • 1849-04-17 William R. Day, American diplomat and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, born in Ravenna, Ohio (d. 1923)
  • 1851-06-21 Daniel Carter Beard, American author, social reformer and founder of the Boy Scouts of America, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1941)
  • 1851-08-13 John Lincoln Clem, American general and drummer boy (Union Army), born in Newark, Ohio (d. 1937)
  • 1856-09-12 Johann Heinrich Beck, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1924)
  • 1857-01-14 Alice Pike Barney, American painter, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1931)
  • 1857-04-18 Clarence Darrow, American defense attorney at Scopes Monkey Trial, born in Kinsman, Ohio (d. 1938)
  • 1857-05-05 Lee Richmond, American baseball pitcher (first ever MLB perfect game 1880), born in Sheffield, Ohio (d. 1929)
  • 1857-05-19 John Jacob Abel, American Pharmacologist (endocrine glands), born in Cleveland, Ohio

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
  • 1857-10-07 Moses Walker, American baseball catcher (first African-American open about his heritage to play MLB; Toledo Blue Stockings), born in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio (d. 1924)
  • 1858-06-20 Charles W. Chesnutt, American writer (The Conjure Woman), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1932)
  • 1860-01-02 William C Mills, museum curator (excavated Ohio Indian mounds)
  • 1860-01-26 Harry Micajah Daugherty, American politician, lawyer and political manager accused of corruption, born in Washington Court House, Ohio (d. 1941)

Person of interestAnnie Oakley

1860-08-13 Annie Oakley [Phoebe Ann Moses], American sharp shooter (Buffalo Bill's Wild West), born in North Star, Ohio (d. 1926)

Sharp Shooter Annie Oakley
Sharp Shooter
Annie Oakley
  • 1860-08-15 Florence Harding [DeWolfe], US 1st lady (1921-23), born in Marion, Ohio (d. 1924)
  • 1861-07-11 George W. Norris, U.S. Senator noted for his advocacy of political reform and of public ownership of hydroelectric-power plants, born in Sandusky, Ohio (d. 1944)
  • 1862-04-11 William Wallace Campbell, American astronomer and Director of Lick Observatory, born in Hancock County, Ohio (d. 1938)
  • 1863-12-06 Charles Martin Hall, American chemist and investor, born in Thompson, Ohio (d. 1914)
  • 1864-06-03 Ransom Eli Olds, American auto (Oldsmobile) & truck (REO) manufacturer, born in Geneva, Ohio (d. 1950)
  • 1864-11-11 George Washington Crile, American surgeon (conducted the first direct blood transfusion and studied the effects of surgical shock), born in Chili, Ohio (d. 1943)
  • 1865-04-10 Jack Miner, Canadian naturalist and conservationist, born in Dover Center, Ohio (d. 1944)
  • 1865-06-24 Robert Henri, American painter (The Eight) and leader of Ashcan school of painting, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1929)
  • 1865-08-02 Irving Babbitt, American writer (Rousseau & Romanticism), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1933)
  • 1865-08-27 Charles G. Dawes, 30th Vice President of the United States, banker and 1925 Nobel Peace Prize winner, born in Marietta, Ohio (d. 1951)

Person of interestWarren G. Harding

1865-11-02 Warren G. Harding, 29th US President (1921-23), born in Blooming Grove, Ohio (d. 1923)

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding

Person of interestKenesaw Mountain Landis

1866-11-20 Kenesaw Mountain Landis, American judge and 1st commissioner of baseball (1920-44), born in Millville, Ohio (d. 1944)

1st MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis
1st MLB Commissioner
Kenesaw Mountain Landis

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

Person of interestCy Young

1867-03-29 Cy Young, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (most wins in MLB history 511), born in Gilmore, Ohio (d. 1955)

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1867-07-28 Charles Dillon Perrine, American-born astronomer working in Argentina, born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1951)
  • 1867-08-11 Hobart Bosworth, American actor (Woman of Affairs, Big Parade), born in Marietta, Ohio (d. 1943)
  • 1867-08-22 Charles Francis Jenkins, American Inventor (altimeter, automobile self-starter, and early television pioneer), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1867-09-07 Evan Williams, American oratorio tenor, born in Mineral Ridge, Ohio (d. 1918)
  • 1867-10-30 Ed Delahanty, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder (NL batting champion 1899, 1902), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1903)
  • 1868-03-01 Alaska P. Davidson, America's first female FBI agent, born in Warren, Ohio (d. 1934)

Person of interestHarvey Firestone

1868-12-20 Harvey Firestone, American industrialist and founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company ("where the rubber meets the road"), born in Columbiana, Ohio (d. 1938)

Tire Industrialist Harvey Firestone
Tire Industrialist
Harvey Firestone
  • 1869-04-08 Harvey Cushing, American neurosurgeon (blood pressure studies), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1939)
  • 1869-07-01 William Strunk Jr., American grammarian and author (The Elements of Style), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1946)
  • 1869-10-09 Harry Lawrence Freeman, African-American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1954)

Person of interestJohn Heisman

1869-10-23 John Heisman, American football coach who legalized the forward pass, originated the center snap and for which the Heisman Trophy is named, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1936)

American Football Coach John Heisman
American Football Coach
John Heisman
  • 1869-12-20 Charley Grapewin, American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Libeled Lady), born in Xenia, Ohio (d. 1956)
  • 1870-12-13 Edward LeSaint, American actor and director (Modern Times, The Dumb Messenger), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1940)
  • 1871-02-09 Howard T Ricketts, American pathologist (studied typhus fever), born in Findlay, Ohio (d. 1910)
  • 1871-04-08 Clarence Hudson White, American photographer, born in Newark, Ohio (d. 1925)

Person of interestOrville Wright

1871-08-19 Orville Wright, American aviator (Wright Brothers), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1912)

Person of interestPaul Laurence Dunbar

1872-06-27 Paul Laurence Dunbar, American poet and novelist (Oak & Ivory), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1906)

Person of interestJohn D. Rockefeller Jr

1874-01-29 John D. Rockefeller Jr, American financier and philanthropist, born in Cleveland, Ohio

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr
  • 1874-04-15 George Harrison Shull, American plant geneticist, born in Clark County, Ohio (d. 1954)
  • 1874-06-17 Grant Mitchell, American actor (The Man Who Came to Dinner), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1957)
  • 1874-06-28 Oley Speaks, American composer (On the Road to Mandalay), born in Canal Winchester, Ohio (d. 1948)
  • 1874-07-31 Clarence Kolb, American actor and performer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1964)

Person of interestJames J. Jeffries

1875-04-15 James J. Jeffries, American heavyweight boxer, born in Carroll, Ohio (d. 1953)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1876-08-29 Charles F. Kettering, American inventor (auto self-starter), born in Loudenville, Ohio (d. 1958)
  • 1876-09-13 Sherwood Anderson, American author and publisher (Winesburg Ohio), born in Camden, Ohio (d. 1941)
  • 1877-05-04 Arthur Lang, American boxer and businessman, born in Van Wert, Ohio (d. 1992)
  • 1877-07-06 David Stanley Smith, American composer (Merrymount), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1949)
  • 1878-01-17 Oscar Apfel, American actor (The Squaw Man, Inspiration, Before Dawn), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1938)
  • 1878-01-29 Barney Oldfield, American auto racer (International Motorsports Hall of Fame; first to drive at 60mph on circular track), born near Wauseon, Ohio (d. 1946)
  • 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)
  • 1878-08-31 Albert Riemenschneider, American pianist, educator, musicologist, and founder of America'a oldest Bach Festival, born in Berea, Ohio (d. 1950)
  • 1879-02-03 Charles Follis, 1st African American NFLer (Shelby, Ohio)
  • 1879-06-11 Roger Bresnahan, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, outfielder and manager (St. Louis Cardinals; first shin guards and batting helmet), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1944)
  • 1880-07-04 George Mullin, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers; no-hitter 1912), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1944)
  • 1880-10-22 Joe Carr, Ohio, NFL hall of famer/NFL president (1921-39)
  • 1881-04-04 Charles Earle Funk, American lexicographer (Funk & Wagnalls) (d. 1957)

Person of interestBranch Rickey

1881-12-20 Branch Rickey, American baseball player (St. Louis Browns), manager (St. Louis Cardinals, Brooklyn Dodgers) and sports executive, born in Stockdale, Ohio (d. 1965)

Baseball Player and Sports Executive Branch Rickey
Baseball Player and Sports Executive
Branch Rickey
  • 1883-03-07 Marion Lord, American actress (Broadway), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1942)
  • 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)
  • 1884-07-14 Charles Meldrum Daniels, swimmer (Olympic gold 1904, 08), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1884-09-06 Emerson Whithorne, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1958)
  • 1884-11-20 Norman Thomas, American socialist, pacifist and presidential candidate (1928-48), born in Marion Ohio (d. 1968)
  • 1885-07-29 Theda Bara, American film actress (Cleopatra, The Unchastened Woman), born in Avondale, Ohio (d. 1955)
  • 1885-09-06 Otto Kruger, American actor (Lux Video Theater, High Noon), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1974)
  • 1886-08-06 Edward Ballantine, American composer and music professor, born in Oberlin, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • 1886-10-09 Rube Marquard, American baseball player, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1980)
  • 1887-03-18 Frank Moran, American heavyweight boxer and film actor, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1967)
  • 1887-04-08 Walter Connolly, American actor (Good Earth, 5th Avenue Girl), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1940)
  • 1887-06-23 John Finley Williamson, conductor (Westminster Choir), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1887-09-14 Karl Taylor Compton, American physicist and 9th President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, born in Wooster, Ohio (d. 1954)
  • 1887-10-25 Emma "Grandma" Gatewood, American ultra-light hiking pioneer and 1st woman to hike the Appalachian Trail alone, born in Mercerville, Ohio (d. 1973)
  • 1887-11-09 Gertrude Astor, American actress (Carnival Lady), born in Lakewood, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1887-12-23 John Cromwell, American actor and director (Spitfire, Of Human Bondage), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1979)

Person of interestClarence DeMar

1888-06-07 Clarence DeMar [Mr. DeMarathon], American marathon runner and 7-time winner of the Boston Marathon, born in Madeira, Ohio (d. 1958)

Marathon Runner Clarence DeMar
Marathon Runner
Clarence DeMar
  • 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; Our Miss Brooks - "Mrs. Nestor"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1955)
  • 1889-01-02 Walter Baldwin, American actor (The Best Years of Our Lives, The Long, Long Trailer), born in Lima, Ohio (d. 1977)

Person of interestWarner Baxter

1889-03-29 Warner Baxter, American actor (In Old Arizona, Cisco Kid), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1951)

  • 1889-04-18 John Kilbane, American featherweight boxing champ (world title held 1912-23), born in Cleveland, Ohio (. 1957)
  • 1889-06-25 Ethel Glenn Hier, American composer, born in Madisonville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • 1889-09-08 Robert A. Taft, American politician (U.S. Senator from Ohio), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1953)
  • 1890-06-06 Ted Lewis [Theodore Leopold Friedman], American entertainer, bandleader and musician (Is Everybody Happy?), born in Circleville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • 1890-07-18 Charles Erwin Wilson, American engineer (President and CEO of General Motors) and politician (United States Secretary of Defense 1953-57), born in Minerva, Ohio (d. 1961)
  • 1890-10-08 Eddie Rickenbacker, American aviator "Ace of Aces" (WWI), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1973)
  • 1891-12-25 Earle Foxe, actor (Dance Fools Dance), born in Oxford, Ohio
  • 1892-01-30 Charles Trowbridge Haubiel, American composer, pianist and lecturer (Tre Ritratti Characteristici), born in Delta, Ohio (d. 1978)
  • 1892-04-06 Lowell Thomas, Woodington Ohio, newscaster (High Adventure)
  • 1892-05-01 Howard Barlow, American conductor (Voice of Firestone), born in Plain City, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • 1892-07-26 Sam Jones, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), born in Woodsfield, Ohio (d. 1966)
  • 1892-07-28 Joe E. Brown, American comedian (Buck Circus Hour), born in Holgate, Ohio (d. 1973)

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