Ohio in History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 215 of 215


Event of interestEvent of Interest

2003-06-26 NBA Draft: St. Vincent–St. Mary HS (Akron, Ohio) small forward LeBron James first pick by Cleveland Cavaliers

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • 2005-10-15 Riot in Toledo, Ohio breaks out during a National Socialist/Neo-Nazi protest; over 100 are arrested.

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2006-08-05 Warren Moon becomes the first black quarterback to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio; joined by Troy Aikman, John Madden, Rayfield Wright, Harry Carson and Reggie White

NFL Legend Reggie White
NFL Legend
Reggie White
  • 2006-12-09 72nd Heisman Trophy Award: Troy Smith, Ohio State (QB)
  • 2007-06-28 NBA Draft: Ohio State center Greg Oden first pick by Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2012-06-30 Mid-Atlantic storms in the United States kill 13 and leave millions without power in Ohio, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia
  • 2012-08-06 A large fire erupts at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, Ohio, injuring six employees
  • 2015-01-25 60th NHL All-Star Game, Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH: Team Toews beats Team Foligno, 17-12; MVP: Ryan Johansen
  • 2015-08-06 Republican Presidential nomination race begins with debate between 7 lesser ranked candidates in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2015-10-29 Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) is elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives, succeeding John Boehner (R-Ohio)
  • 2018-11-13 Four members of a family arrested for the Rhoden family massacre where eight people were shot, south of Columbus, Ohio in 2016
  • 2019-06-05 Ohio doctor William Husel charged with 25 counts of murder for prescribing potentially fatal doses of opioids in Franklin County
  • 2019-08-04 Gunman kills nine and injures 27 at a bar in Dayton, Ohio, in 2nd mass shooting in 24 hours in the US
  • 2019-10-15 Record 12 Democratic presidential candidates participate in a live TV debate in Westerville, Ohio
  • 2019-12-28 49th Fiesta Bowl (College Football Playoff semifinal), #3 Clemson beats #2 Ohio State, 29-23

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 1,029

  • 1893-04-08 Grace Cunard, American silent screen actress (Untamed, Resurrection), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1967)
  • 1893-04-27 Allen Sothoron, American baseball player, born in Bradford, Ohio (d. 1939)
  • 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)
  • 1893-10-14 Lillian Gish, American silent film and stage actress (Birth of a Nation), born in Springfield, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • 1894-01-31 Isham Jones, American musician, bandleader ("Star Dust") and songwriter ("It Had To Be You", "I'll See You in My Dreams"), born in Coalton, Ohio (d. 1956)
  • 1894-07-04 Henry Carlson, American basketball coach (originated figure 8 play), born in Murray City, Ohio (d. 1964)
  • 1894-07-04 Clifford "Doc" Carlson, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Pittsburgh 367–248 [.597]), born in Murray City, Ohio (d. 1964)
  • 1894-12-08 James Thurber, American humorist (Men, Women & Dogs), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1961)
  • 1895-04-13 Olga Rudge, American concert violinist, born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1895-04-16 Robert Dean Frisbie, American writer of travel literature (Life on Puka Puka), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1948)
  • 1895-06-05 William Boyd, American film actor, cowboy hero (Hopalong Cassidy), born in Hendrysburg, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • 1895-06-14 Louis Finkelstein, American historian and theologist (Pharizees), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1991)
  • 1895-11-11 Beulah Ecton Woodard, African-American sculptor, born in Frankfort, Ohio (d. 1955)
  • 1895-11-25 Helen Hooven Santmyer, American writer ("...And Ladies of the Club"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1986)
  • 1896-01-17 Harry Reser, American banjo player and bandleader (Sammy Kaye Show), born in Piqua, Ohio (d. 1965)
  • 1896-11-28 Dawn Powell, American writer (Turn, Magic Wheel), born in Mount Gilead, Ohio (d. 1965)
  • 1896-12-15 George Cressey, American geographer (Asia's Lands & Peoples), born in Tiffin, Ohio (d. 1963)
  • 1896-12-27 Louis Bromfield, Mansfield Ohio, writer (Early Autumn, Pulitzer-1926)
  • 1897-01-05 Jack Wagner, American actor (The Razor's Edge, Under Two Flags, Jive Junction), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1965)
  • 1897-10-16 Harrison Kerr, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1978)
  • 1897-10-31 Pete Henry, American NFL tackle (Canton, NY Giants, Pottsville), born in Mansfield, Ohio (d. 1952)
  • 1898-03-11 Dorothy Gish, American film actress (Orphans of the Storm), born in Massillon, Ohio (d. 1968)
  • 1898-05-31 Norman Vincent Peale, American clergyman, broadcaster (The Art Of Living), and author (The Power of Positive Thinking), born in Bowersville, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • 1898-07-17 Berenice Abbott, photographer (World of Atget), born in Springfield, Ohio
  • 1899-07-21 Hart Crane, American poet (The Bridge), born in Garrettsville, Ohio (d. 1932)
  • 1899-09-20 Elliott Nugent, American director (And So They Were Married), born in Dover, Ohio (d. 1980)
  • 1899-11-25 W. R. Burnett, American author (Little Caesar), born in Springfield, Ohio (d. 1982)
  • 1900-01-23 Ralph Graves, American actor (Dirigible, Extra Girl, Flight, Dream Street), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1900-02-02 Asa Smith Bushnell III, American sports executive (Secretary US Olympic Committee 1945-65), born in Springfield, Ohio (d. 1975)
  • 1900-04-26 Charles F. Richter, American physicist and seismologist (developed the Richter scale for measuring earthquake magnitude), born in Overpeck, Ohio (d. 1985)
  • 1900-11-21 Alice Calhoun, American Silent film actress (Flowing Gold), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1966)

Person of interestClark Gable

1901-02-01 Clark Gable, American actor (Gone With the Wind; It Happened One Night) known as 'The King of Hollywood', born in Cadiz, Ohio (d. 1960)

  • 1901-02-09 Brian Donlevy, American actor (Barbary Coast, Glass Key, Wake Island), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • 1901-10-04 [Robert] Carroll Nye, American actor (Gone with the Wind), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1974)
  • 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)
  • 1902-09-24 Cheryl Crawford, American actress and producer (Touch of Venus, Brigadoon), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1986)
  • 1902-10-20 Addison Richards, American actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 1964)

Person of interestMargaret Hamilton

1902-12-09 Margaret Hamilton, American actress (The Wizard of Oz), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1985)

  • 1903-04-24 Mike Michalske, American football NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1983)
  • 1903-06-10 Clyde Beatty, American animal trainer and actor (Africa Screams, The Big Cage), born in Bainbridge, Ross County, Ohio (d. 1965)
  • 1903-10-12 Grayson L. Kirk, 14th President of Columbia University (1953-68), born in Jeffersonville, Ohio (d. 1997)
  • 1903-11-07 Dean Jagger, American actor (White Christmas, Vanishing Point), born in Lima, Ohio (d. 1991)
  • 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)
  • 1904-04-03 Russel Wright, American industrial designer, born in Lebanon, Ohio (d. 1976)
  • 1904-09-19 Bergen Evans, American professor of English ($64,000 Question), born in Franklin, Ohio (d. 1978)

Person of interestDenny Shute

1904-10-25 Denny Shute, American golfer (British Open 1933, PGA C'ship 1936-37), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1974)

Golfer Denny Shute
Golfer
Denny Shute
  • 1904-10-30 Paul D. Stoop, American vice-admiral (WW II-Coral Sea), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1905-02-10 John Dierkes, American actor (Shane, Daughter of Dr Jekyll, Hanging Tree), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1975)
  • 1905-05-25 Joseph C. Harsch, American newscaster (Background), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1905-09-25 Edith Barstow, American choreographer (Frankie Laine Time, The Gem of the Ocean), born in Ashtabula, Ohio (d. 1960)
  • 1905-12-28 Cliff Arquette, comedian (Charlie Weaver), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1974)
  • 1906-05-26 Mauri Rose, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1941, 47-48), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1981)
  • 1906-06-26 Viktor Schreckengost, American industrial designer, born in Sebring, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • 1906-07-08 Philip Johnson, Cortalyou architect, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1906-10-29 Fredric Brown, American sci-fi author (Martians Go Home), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • 1906-12-09 Freddy Martin, American orchestra leader (started Merv Griffin) and tenor saxophonist, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1983)
  • 1907-02-14 Florence Rice, American actress (Fast Company, Double Wedding, Riding on Air), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1974)
  • 1907-02-28 Milton Caniff, American cartoonist 'Rembrandt of the Comic Strip' (Terry & Pirates), born in Hillsboro, Ohio (d. 1988)
  • 1907-05-03 Earl Wilson, American journalist and columnist (Midnight Earl), born in Rockford, Ohio (d. 1987)
  • 1907-06-24 Rollie Hemsley, American baseball catcher (5-time MLB All Star), born in Syracuse, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • 1907-07-16 Frances Horwich, American educator and television personality (Ding Dong School), born in Ottawa, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • 1907-08-18 Enoch Light, American orchestra leader (Gulf Road Show with Bob Smith), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 1978)
  • 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

Person of interestBurgess Meredith

1907-11-16 Burgess Meredith, American actor (Mr Novak, The Penguin in Batman, Rocky), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1997)

  • 1907-11-19 Jack Schaefer, American author (Shane), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1991)
  • 1907-12-16 Ray C Bliss, (R) Ohio State Republican Chairman

Person of interestPaul Brown

1908-09-07 Paul Brown, American NFL hall of fame coach (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Norwalk, Ohio (d. 1991)

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • 1908-11-19 Alan Baxter, American actor (Big Town Girl, Rags to Riches), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1976)
  • 1908-12-02 Robert F. Simon, American actor (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance; Operation Petticoat; M*A*S*H), born in Mansfield, Ohio (d. 1992)
  • 1909-04-21 Rollo May, American psychologist (Love & Will), born in Ada, Ohio (d. 1994)
  • 1909-04-22 Ralph Byrd, American actor (Dick Tracy TV Show, SOS Coast Guard), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1952)
  • 1909-05-04 Howard Da Silva [Silverblatt], American actor (1776, The Lost Weekend, The Blue Dahlia), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1986)
  • 1910-03-13 Sammy Kaye, American orchestra leader (Swing and Sway With Sammy Kaye), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1987)
  • 1910-03-28 James "Jimmie" Dodd, American actor (Thundering Trails, Riders of the Rio Grande), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1964)
  • 1910-04-22 Norman Steenrod, American mathematician (algebraic topology), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • 1910-05-01 Cliff Battles, Pro/College Football Hall of Fame halfback (First-team All-Pro 1933, 34, 36; Boston Braves/Redskins, Washington Redskins), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1981)
  • 1910-10-11 Eugene John Weigel, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1998)
  • 1910-10-13 Art Tatum [Arthur Tatum Jr], American jazz pianist and composer, born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1956)
  • 1910-10-26 John Krol, American former archbishop of Philadelphia (1961-88), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1911-05-13 Robert Middleton, American film and TV actor (Barney-Monroes), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1911-07-01 Alvino Rey, American orchestra leader (King Family), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2004)
  • 1911-09-25 Lionel Henry Nowak, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1911-10-07 Vaughn Monroe, singer/orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1911-10-26 Sid Gillman, Pro & College Football Hall of Fame end (Ohio State U) and coach (U of Cincinnati, LA Rams, Houston Oilers), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • 1911-11-05 Roy Rogers, American cowboy actor and singer ("Happy Trails"; Roy Rogers Show), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1998)
  • 1911-12-01 Walter Alston, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager (Brooklyn/LA Dodgers), born in Venice, Ohio (d. 1984)

Person of interestKenneth Patchen

1911-12-13 Kenneth Patchen, American poet and novelist (Cloth of the Tempest), born in Niles, Ohio (d. 1972)

Poet and Novelist Kenneth Patchen
Poet and Novelist
Kenneth Patchen
  • 1912-02-17 Alice "Andre" Norton, American sci-fi author (The Time Traders, The Zero Stone), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2005)
  • 1912-04-02 Herbert Mills, American singer, (The Mills Brothers), born in Piqua, Ohio (d. 1989)
  • 1912-04-10 Clarke Hinkle, American NFL fullback (Green Bay Packers), born in Toronto, Ohio (d. 1988)
  • 1912-06-25 Virginia Lacy Jones, American librarian and presidential advisor, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1984)
  • 1912-09-06 Wayne Barlow, American composer, born in Elyria, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1913-02-14 Woody Hayes, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (National C'ship 1954, 57, 61, 68, 70; Ohio State), born in Clifton, Ohio (d. 1987)
  • 1913-02-20 Tommy Henrich, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1942, 1947–50; World Series 1938, 41, 47, 49, 51; NY Yankees), born in Massillon, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1913-02-25 James "Jim" Backus, American actor (Mr Magoo, Rebel Without a Cause, Gilligan's Island), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1989)
  • 1913-04-14 John Howard, American actor (The Philadelphia Story, My Three Sons), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1913-04-18 Albert "Al" Hodge, American actor (Captain Video, Green Hornet), born in Ravenna, Ohio (d. 1979)

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