Ohio in History (Part 5)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,018

  • 1925-10-12 William Steinkraus, American equestrian (Olympic gold/2 sil/br-52/56/60/64/68/72), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Jonathan WintersJonathan Winters (1925-2013)

1925-11-11 American comedian (The Jonathan Winters Show, Mork & Mindy), born in Dayton, Ohio

  • 1925-11-20 Kaye Ballard, American stage and screen actress, comedienne, (Mothers-in-Law - "Kaye"), and singer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • 1925-12-14 Sam Jones, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1955, 59; no-hitter 1955; Chicago Cubs), born in Stewartsville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • 1925-12-29 Pete Dye, American golf course designer (TPC at Sawgrass, Crooked Stick, Oakwood CC), born in Urbana, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • 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)
  • 1926-08-30 Ernie Roth, American wrestling manager (ring name "The Grand Wizard of Wrestling"), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 1983)
  • 1926-09-03 Joseph P. Kolter, American politician (US Representatives from Pennsylvania, 1983-93), born in McDonald, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • 1926-09-14 Richard Elsasser, American composer and organist, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • 1926-09-21 Donald A. Glaser, American physicist (Nobel 1960), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1926-10-15 Jean Peters, American actress (Viva Zapata!, Apache, Deep Waters), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • 1926-10-17 Karl Gordon Henize, American astronomer and NASA astronaut (STS-51-F), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • 1927-01-17 Donald Erb, American composer known for large orchestral works, born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • 1927-02-21 Erma Bombeck, American 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)
  • 1927-06-28 F. Sherwood Rowland, American Nobel laureate in chemistry 1995, born in Delaware, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • 1927-11-13 John Pont, American college football coach (Miami, Yale, Northwestern, Indiana), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • 1928-01-01 Ernest R Tidyman, Ohio, novelist/screenwriter (The French Connection)
  • 1928-01-08 Sander Vanocur, American journalist (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
  • 1928-03-27 Douglas Applegate, American politician (US Representative from Ohio, 1977-95), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 2021)
  • 1928-06-08 Kate Wilhelm, American fiction author (Hugo Award: Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • 1928-07-30 Joe Nuxhall, American baseball pitcher and sportscaster (youngest MLB player at 15 years, 316 days), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • 1928-08-18 Marge Schott, American MLB owner (Cincinnati Reds), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2004)
  • 1928-09-07 Donald Henderson, American epidemiologist, led world campaign that eradicated smallpox, born in Lakewood, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1928-09-13 Ernest L. Boyer, American educator and chancellor (NY's State Universities-SUNY), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 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 (d. 2021)
  • 1929-07-18 (Jalacy) "Screamin' Jay" Hawkins, American blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter ("I Put a Spell On You"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • 1929-07-30 Christine McGuire, American pop vocalist (McGuire Sisters - "Sincerely"; "Sugartime"), born in Middletown, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • 1929-09-06 Dow Finsterwald, American golfer (PGA Championship 1958; PGA Player of the Year 1958), born in Athens, Ohio (d. 2022)
  • 1929-10-24 Jim Brosnan, American baseball player and writer (Long Season), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2014)

Don ShulaDon Shula (1930-2020)

1930-01-04 American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (Super Bowl 1972, 73; Miami Dolphins; Baltimore Colts; NFL Coach of the Year 1964, 67, 68, 72), born in Grand River Ohio

  • 1930-02-13 Dorothy "Dottie" McGuire, American pop vocalist (McGuire Sisters - "Sincerely"; "Sugartime"), born in Middletown, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • 1930-02-15 C F Payne, British chief constable, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1930-02-26 Vic Janowicz, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1950, Ohio State; NFL: Washington Redskins), born in Elyria, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 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

George SteinbrennerGeorge Steinbrenner (1930-2010)

1930-07-04 American businessman and MLB team owner (New York Yankees), born in Rocky River, Ohio

Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong (1930-2012)

1930-08-05 American X-15 pilot and astronaut - 1st man on the Moon (Gemini 8, Apollo 11), born in Wapakoneta 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
  • 1930-10-05 Arlene Saunders [Soszynski], American soprano, 1961-85 (Hamburg Opera; New York Metropolitan Opera), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • 1930-11-23 Dick Kazmaier, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1951; Unanimous All-American 1951; Princeton), born in Maumee, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1930-12-12 Bill Beutel, American journalist and anchor (ABC), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • 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)
  • 1931-02-14 Phyllis McGuire, American pop vocalist (McGuire Sisters - "Sincerely"; "Sugartime"), born in Middletown, Ohio (d. 2020)

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison (1931-2019)

1931-02-18 American writer (Tar Baby, Beloved, Song of Solomon), first African American woman to win a Nobel Prize (2010), born in Lorain, Ohio

  • 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, American 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)
  • 1931-08-20 Don King, American boxing promoter best known for his association with Mike Tyson and for his unusual hairstyles, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1931-09-10 Philip Baker Hall, American actor (Secret Honor, Hard Eight, Magnolia), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1931-09-26 Donald J. Pease, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2002)
  • 1931-11-07 Gerald Humel, American composer (Universe), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • 1931-12-30 Charles A Bassett II, Captain USAF/astronaut, born in Dayton, Ohio

Chuck NollChuck Noll (1932-2014)

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

  • 1932-02-03 Peggy Ann Garner, American actress (Little Women, Daisy Kenyon), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 1984)
  • 1932-02-14 Banjo Matthews, American auto racer, owner and constructor (A. J. Foyt, Cale Yarborough), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1932-02-23 Majel Barrett, American actress and producer (Star Trek), and the widow of Gene Roddenberry, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • 1932-03-19 Gay Brewer, American golfer (US Masters 1967), born in Middletown, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • 1932-04-01 Gordon Jump, American actor (WKRP in Cincinnati - "Arthur Carlson"; Growing Pains - "Ed"; Maytag Repairman), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • 1932-04-10 Hari Rhodes, American actor (Mike-Daktari, Roots), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1992)
  • 1932-04-11 Joel Grey [Katz], American Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning actor and singer (Cabaret; Remo Williams; 7% Solution), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1932-07-28 Natalie Babbitt, American children's writer (Tuck Everlasting), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1932-08-14 Barry Frank, American television sports impresario (CBS, ABC and IMG), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • 1932-09-04 Bevo Francis, American basketball player (college basketball record scorer), born in Hammondsville, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1932-10-23 Dimitra Arliss [Arlys], American actress (Rich Man Poor Man II, The Sting), born in Lorain, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • 1933-02-23 Donna J. Stone, American poet (Wielder of Words), born in Ohio (d. 1994)
  • 1933-02-28 Charles Vinci, American weightlifter (Olympic bantamweight gold 1956, 60), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • 1933-03-23 Hayes Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold singles 1956; World C'ship gold 1953-56), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1933-05-02 Bunk Gardner [John Guarnera], American saxophone and woodwind player (Mothers Of Invention), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1933-05-23 Gary Burden, American artist and pioneer of album cover art (Neil Young; Graham Nash; The Doors), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • 1933-08-04 Nate Brooks, American boxer (Olympic gold flyweight 1952), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1933-09-18 Fred Willard, American comedian and actor (Best In Show, Everyone Loves Raymond), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • 1933-12-15 (Thomas) "Tim" Conway, American Emmy Award-winning comic actor and screenwriter (McHale's Navy; The Carol Burnett Show, 1975-78; The Apple Dumpling Gang),, born in Willoughby, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • 1933-12-28 Jack Perkins, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday, NBC Magazine), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1934-03-02 Howard Cassady, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1955, Ohio State; NFL C'ship 1957, Detroit Lions), born in Hendrysburg, Ohio (d. 2019)

Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem (88 years old)

1934-03-25 American feminist and publisher (Ms Magazine), born in Toledo, Ohio

  • 1934-05-27 Harlan Ellison, American sci-fi author and screenwriter (Star Trek-"The City on the Edge of Forever"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • 1934-06-15 Ruby Nash Curtis [Garnett], American pop and R&B singer (Ruby and the Romantics - "Our Day Will Come"; "Hey There Lonely Boy"), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1934-06-16 Bill Cobbs [Wilbert], American actor (Night at the Museum, The Color of Money), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1934-07-01 Jamie Farr [Jameel Farah], American actor (M*A*S*H & AfterMASH - "Cpl. Klinger"), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1934-09-16 George Chakiris, American actor (West Side Story), born in Norwood, Ohio
  • 1934-09-27 Greg Morris, American actor (Mission: Impossible), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)

Charles MansonCharles Manson (1934-2017)

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

  • 1935-05-30 Bill Mallory, College Football coach (Miami, Colorado, Northern Illinois, Indiana), born in Sandusky, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • 1935-06-16 Jim Dine, American pop artist (St John the Divine), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1935-08-07 Rahsaan Roland Kirk, American jazz multi-instrumentalist (Bright Moments; The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Color), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1935-11-16 Elizabeth Drew, American journalist (Politics & Money: The Road to Corruption), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1935-11-26 Marian Mercer, American actress and singer (Dean Martin Show), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • 1935-12-21 Phil Donahue, TV talk show host (The Phil Donahue Show), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1936-01-01 Don Nehlen, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Bowling Green 1968-76, West Virginia 1980-2000), born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • 1936-01-25 Diana Hyland, American actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough), born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1936-03-16 Fred Neil [Morlock], American songwriter, folk singer, guitarist (Everybody's Talkin'; Candy Man), and conservationist (Dolphin Project), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2001)

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