Ohio in History (Part 3)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 595

  • 1915-03-28 Selma Rubin, American environmental activist (Earth Day co-founder), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • 1915-10-28 Dody Goodman, comedienne (Mary Hartman!, Max Duggan), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1915-12-25 Nora Dunfee, American actress (Forrest Gump, Lorenzo's Oil), born in Belmont, Ohio (d. 1994)
  • 1916-08-16 Iggy Katona, American race car driver, born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • 1916-11-16 Daws Butler, animation voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1916-12-13 Mark Stevens, American actor (Big Town, Martin Kane, Private Eye), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1994)
  • 1917-06-04 Howard Metzenbaum, (Sen-D-Ohio, 1974- )
  • 1917-06-07 Dean Martin [Dino Paul Crocetti], American singer and actor (Martin and Lewis, The Dean Martin Show), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1995)

Person of interestPhyllis Diller

1917-07-17 Phyllis Diller, American comedienne and actress (Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number), born in Lima, Ohio (d. 2012)

Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller
  • 1917-09-13 Robert Eugene Ward, composer (Pantaloon), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1917-10-15 Arthur Schlesinger Jr, Ohio, historian (1946 Pulitzer-Age of Jackson)
  • 1918-05-01 Jack Paar, American television host of the Jack Paar Show (d. 2004), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1918-10-10 Bobby Byrne, orchestra leader (Club Seven), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1918-10-27 Paul Dixon, Ohio talk show host (Paul Dixon Show), born in Albia, Iowa (d. 1974)
  • 1918-11-10 Jack McCoy, TV host (Live Like a Millionaire), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1918-11-29 Herb Shriner, host/humorist (Herb Shriner Show), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1919-01-16 Bob Boucher, Kent Ohio, orchestra leader (Music on Ice)
  • 1919-03-29 Eileen Heckart, American actress (Butterflies Are Free, Doll's House, Trauma Center), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • 1919-04-07 Ralph Flanagan, orchestra leader (Let's Dance), born in Loraine, Ohio
  • 1919-05-24 Sid Couchey, American comic book artist (Richie Rich), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • 1919-08-06 Pauline Betz Addie, American tennis player (5 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • 1919-12-01 Anne Cox Chambers, US ambassador to Belgium (1977-81), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1919-12-06 Jimmy Bivins [James], Hall of Fame heavyweight boxer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • 1920-02-16 Lee Russell, vocalist (Vincent Lopez), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1920-03-05 Delbert L. Latta, American politician (Rep-R-OH, 1959-89 ), born in Weston, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1920-05-11 Denver Pyle, American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard, The Andy Griffith Show), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1997)
  • 1920-05-23 Helen O'Connell, Lima Ohio, singer (Green Eyes, Anapola)
  • 1920-10-19 LaWanda Page [Alberta Peal], American actress (Aunt Esther-Sanford & Sons), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2002)
  • 1921-02-14 Hugh Downs, TV journalist (20/20, Concentration), born in Akron, Ohio

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
  • 1921-03-06 Ross Hunter, American film producer (Airport, Madame X, Pillow Talk), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996) date of birth disputed)

Person of interestJohn Glenn

1921-07-18 John Glenn, American astronaut (1st American to orbit the earth) and politician (Senator D-Ohio), born in Cambridge, Ohio (d. 2016)

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn
  • 1921-10-17 Tom Poston, American actor (Newhart, Mork & Mindy, Steve Allen Show, Newhart), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • 1921-10-28 Peggy Kirk Bell, top American amateur golfer, born in Findlay, Ohio (d. 2016)

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

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day
  • 1922-05-19 David McLean [Eugene Joseph Huth], American actor known for appearing in Marlboro advertisements (Days of Our Lives, Tate), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1922-06-26 Eleanor Parker, American actress (Caged, Detective Story, Hans Brinker), born in Cedarville, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1922-11-09 Dorothy Dandridge, American actress (Porgy & Bess), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1965)
  • 1923-02-07 Keefe Brasselle [John Brasselli], American actor (The Eddie Cantor Story, Be Our Guest), born in Elyria, Ohio (d. 1981)
  • 1923-05-21 Ara Parseghian, American football player and coach (Northwestern, Notre Dame), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1923-07-08 Harrison Dillard, 100m runner (Olympic 4 gold-1948, 52), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Person of interestHenry Mancini

1924-04-16 Henry Mancini, composer/conductor (Pink Panther), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Composer and Conductor Henry Mancini
Composer and Conductor
Henry Mancini
  • 1924-07-20 Lola Albright, American singer and actress (Delta Country, Kid Galahad, A Cold Wind in August), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • 1924-07-20 Thomas Berger, American novelist (Vital Parts, Little Big Man), born in Cincinnati, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • 1924-08-21 Jack Weston [Weinstein], American actor (Dirty Dancing, The Four Seasons, Rad), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1924-10-27 Ruby Dee, American actress (A Raisin in the Sun, American Gangster), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • 1924-11-08 Joseph "Joe" Flynn, American character actor (McHale's Navy, Batman), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1974)

Person of interestPaul Newman

1925-01-26 Paul Newman, American actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler), racing car driver and charity food company founder (Newman's Own), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2008)

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • 1925-02-17 Hal Holbrook, actor (All the President's Men, Mark Twain), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1925-02-21 Al Fann, actor (Alvin-He's the Mayor), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1925-02-23 Louis Stokes, politician (Rep-D-OH, 1969-99 ), born in Cleveland Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1925-05-11 William Glasser, psychiatrist (reality therapy, choice theory), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1925-06-29 Hale Smith, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1925-10-12 William Steinkraus, American equestrian (Olympic gold/2 sil/br-52/56/60/64/68/72), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1925-11-11 Jonathan Winters, comedian (J Winters Show, Mork & Mindy), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1925-11-20 Kaye Ballard, American actress and comedienne (Kaye-Mothers-in-Law), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1926-06-13 Paul Lynde, American comedian and actor (The Hollywood Squares, Uncle Arthur-Bewitched), born in Mt Vernon, Ohio (d. 1982)
  • 1926-08-24 Nancy Spero, American feminist artist, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1926-09-14 Richard Elsasser, American composer and organist, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • 1926-10-15 Jean Peters, American actress (Viva Zapata!, Apache, Deep Waters), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • 1926-10-17 Karl Gordon Henize, astronaut (STS 51-F), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1927-01-17 Donald Erb, American composer known for large orchestral works, born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • 1927-02-21 Erma Bombeck, humorist (The Grass is Always Greener over the Septic Tank), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1927-06-21 Carl Burton Stokes, African American politician (51st mayor of Cleveland) and TV newscaster, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1928-01-01 Ernest R Tidyman, Ohio, novelist/screenwriter (The French Connection)
  • 1928-01-08 Sander Vanocur, news anchor (NBC Weekend News), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1928-01-11 Mitchell Ryan, American actor (Dark Shadows, Lethal Weapon, Chase, Executive Suite), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1928-02-28 Tom Aldredge, American actor (The Sopranos, What About Bob, Nurse, Mind Snatchers), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • 1928-03-25 James A Lovell Jr, American astronaut (Gemini 7, 12, Apollo 8, 13), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1928-09-07 Donald Henderson, American epidemiologist, led world campaign that eradicated smallpox, born in Lakewood, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1928-11-20 Franklin Cover, American actor (Tom-The Jeffersons), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • 1929-06-16 James K. Randall, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • 1929-06-29 Pete George, American weightlifter (Olympic gold/2 silver-48, 52), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1929-07-18 "Screamin' Jay" Hawkins, R&B musician (I Put a Spell on You), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2000)

Person of interestDon Shula

1930-01-04 Don Shula, American NFL coach (Miami Dolphins), born in Grand River Ohio

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • 1930-02-13 Dotty McGuire, vocalist (McGuire Sisters), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 1930-02-15 C F Payne, British chief constable, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1930-04-25 Dotty Mack, American actress (Paul Dixon Show), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1930-06-23 Donn Fulton Eisele, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 7), born in Columbus, Ohio

Person of interestGeorge Steinbrenner

1930-07-04 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the NY Yankees, born in Rocky River, Ohio (d. 2010)

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner

Person of interestNeil Armstrong

1930-08-05 Neil Armstrong, American X-15 pilot and astronaut - 1st man on the Moon (Gemini 8, Apollo 11), born in Wapakoneta Ohio, (d. 2012)

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong

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
  • 1931-01-17 Don Zimmer, American baseball coach, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • 1931-02-14 Phyllis McGuire, vocalist (McGuire Sisters), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 1931-02-18 Toni Morrison, Ohio, novelist (Tar Baby, Beloved, Song of Solomon)
  • 1931-05-07 Teresa Brewer, American pop and jazz singer (Put Another Nickel In), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • 1931-05-31 Huby Heard, singer-songwriter (The God Squad), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2004)
  • 1931-07-13 Bill Moor [William Hendrickson Moor III], American actor (Kramer vs. Kramer, The Devil's Advocate, Hanky Panky), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • 1931-08-15 Janice Rule, American actress (Alvarez Kelly, Doctor's Wife), born in Norwood, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • 1931-12-30 Charles A Bassett II, Captain USAF/astronaut, born in Dayton, Ohio

Person of interestChuck Noll

1932-01-05 Chuck Noll, NFL coach (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Cleveland, Ohio

NFL Head Coach Chuck Noll
NFL Head Coach
Chuck Noll
  • 1932-02-03 Peggy Ann Garner, actress (Little Women, Daisy Kenyon), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1932-02-23 Majel Barrett, actress (Christine Chapel-Star Trek), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • 1932-04-01 Gordon Jump, actor (Arthur Carlson-WKRP, Growing Pains), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1932-04-10 Hari Rhodes, American actor (Mike-Daktari, Roots), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1992)
  • 1932-07-28 Natalie Babbitt, American children's writer (Tuck Everlasting), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1932-09-04 Bevo Francis, American basketball player (college basketball record scorer), born in Hammondsville, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1933-02-23 Donna J. Stone, American poet (Wielder of Words), born in Ohio (d. 1994)
  • 1933-05-02 Bunk Gardner, American musician (Mothers Of Invention), born in Cleveland Ohio
  • 1933-08-04 Nathan Eugene Brooks, flyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1952), born in Cleveland, Ohio

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