Ohio in History (Part 6)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,023

  • 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)
  • 1936-04-17 Pete Graves, American rocker (Moonglows), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1936-05-30 Keir Dullea, actor (2001, 2010, David & Lisa), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1936-06-02 Otis Williams, American doo-wop singer (Charms), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1936-06-29 David Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold singles 1960; World C'ship gold singles 1957-59), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1936-07-14 Robert F. Overmyer, American USMC Colonel, and NASA astronaut (STS-5; STS-51-B), born in Lorain, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1936-07-15 George V. Voinovich, US politician (R), Senator and Governor of Ohio, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1936-10-08 Carman Moore, American composer, born in Lorain, Ohio
  • 1936-10-17 David Hobson, (Rep-R-Ohio)
  • 1937-02-20 Nancy Wilson, American Grammy Award-winning R&B and jazz vocalist ("Guess Who I Saw Today"; "(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am"), and actress, born in Chillicothe, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • 1937-03-26 Wayne Embry, American Basketball HOF center (5 x NBA All Star; NBA C'ship 1968 Boston Celtics) and executive (NBA Executive of the Year 1992 Cleveland Cavaliers, 1998 Toronto Raptors), born in Springfield, Ohio
  • 1937-04-24 Joe Henderson, American jazz saxophonist, born in Lima, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • 1937-06-25 Marabel Morgan, American author (The Total Woman), born in Crestline, Ohio
  • 1937-07-12 Mickey Edwards, American Republican congressman (Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1937-11-03 Jim Houston, American College Football Hall of Fame linebacker (Ohio State; Pro Bowl 1964-65, 69-70; Cleveland Browns), born in Massillon, Ohio (2018)
  • 1937-12-25 O'Kelly Isley, singer (Isley Brothers - "Twist and Shout"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1938-01-16 Michael Pataki, American actor (Get Christie Love), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1938-02-22 Bobby Hendricks, American R&B singer (Itchy Twitchy Feeling), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1938-06-02 Gene Michael, American baseball shortstop, and general manger (NY Yankees), born in Kent, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • 1938-06-04 Art Mahaffey, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star (1961, 1961², 1962²; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1938-06-29 Billy Storm [Spicer], American singer (Valiants - "This Is The Night"), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • 1938-07-14 Jerry Rubin, American activist (Chicago 7), stockbroker, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1994)
  • 1938-08-22 Paul Maguire, American football commentator, born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1938-10-14 John Dean, American attorney and former White House counsel (Watergate figure), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1938-10-23 Jordan Christopher, American actor (Secrets of Midland Heights), born in Youngstown, Ohio

Ted 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

  • 1938-12-14 Hal Williams, American actor (Pvt Benjamin, 227, Sanford & Son), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1939-01-27 Mike Hill, American golfer (3 PGA; PGA 18 Senior titles), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • 1939-02-01 Paul E Gillmor, (Rep-R-Ohio)
  • 1939-02-28 Charles Brown, featherweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1964), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Phil Niekro

1939-04-01 Phil Niekro, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, famed knuckleballer; no-hitter 1973; 5 x MLB All Star; 5 x Gold Glove; Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves), born in Blaine, Ohio (d. 2020)

  • 1939-04-01 Rudolph Isley, American rocker (Isley Brothers - "Shout"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1939-04-18 Thomas J. Moyer, American judge and Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court (1987-2010), born in Sandusky, Ohio (d. 2010)
  • 1939-05-02 Gates Brown, American MLB outfielder (Detroit Tigers: 1963-75), born in Crestline, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1939-05-06 Herbie Cox, American pop vocalist (Cleftones - "Heart And Soul"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1939-06-21 Charles Boone, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1939-06-30 Eleanor Smeal, American cofounder of the Feminist Majority Foundation and president (National Organization for Women), born in Ashtabula, Ohio
  • 1939-07-31 John R. West, American rock guitarist (Gary Lewis & Playboys - "This Diamond Ring"), born in Uhrichsville, Ohio
  • 1939-08-02 Wes Craven, American film director (Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1939-09-06 David Allan Coe, American country musician ("Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile"; Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1939-09-11 Charles Geschke, American computer scientist, inventor and businessman (co-founder of Adobe Systems), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2021)
  • 1939-09-25 David S. Mann, American Democratic politician (Vice Mayor of Cincinnati), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1939-10-08 Harvey Pekar, American comic book writer (American Splendor), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2010)

Jack Nicklaus

1940-01-21 Jack Nicklaus, American golfer (18 major titles, 73 PGA Tour titles), born in Columbus, Ohio

  • 1940-03-27 Austin Pendleton, American actor (Short Circuit; Simon; Hello Again), born in Warren, Ohio

Jerry Lucas

1940-03-30 Jerry Lucas, NBA center (Olympic gold 1960, NY Knicks), born in Middletown, Ohio

John Havlicek

1940-04-08 John Havlicek, American College/Basketball Hall of Fame small forward (8 x NBA C'ship Boston Celtics; 13 x NBA All Star; 4 x All-NBA First Team), born in Martin's Ferry, Ohio (d. 2019)

  • 1940-05-15 Roger Ailes, American TV executive and CEO of Fox News (1996-2016), born in Warren, Ohio (d. 2017)

Martin Sheen

1940-08-03 Martin Sheen [Ramon Estevez], American actor (Badlands, The West Wing), born in Dayton, Ohio

  • 1940-08-28 Ken Jenkins, American actor (Scrubs - Dr. Bob Kelso), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1940-10-25 Bobby Knight, American college basketball coach (Indiana, Olympic gold 1984), born in Massillon, Ohio
  • 1941-01-28 Joel Crothers, actor (Edge of Night), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Pete Rose

1941-04-14 Pete Rose, MLB player and manager (Cincinnati Reds), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 1941-05-08 James A Traficant Jr, American politician (Rep-D-OH, 1985-2002), born in Youngstown, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • 1941-05-09 Howard Komives, American NBA star (NY Knicks, Buffalo Braves), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1941-05-18 Diane McBain, American actress (Surfside Six, Spinout, Donner Pass), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1941-05-21 Ronald Isley, American singer (Isley Brothers - "Twist and Shout"; "This Old Heart Of Mine"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1941-06-01 Dean Chance, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1964, 67; Cy Young Award 1964; no-hitter 1967), born in Wooster, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1941-06-30 Larry Hall, American rocker (Sandy), born in Hamlet, Ohio (d. 1997)

Nate Thurmond

1941-07-25 Nate Thurmond, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (7-time NBA All Star), born in Akron, Ohio (d.2016)

  • 1941-08-04 Ted Strickland, American politician, Governor of Ohio (2007-2011), born in Lucasville, Ohio
  • 1941-10-17 Earl Thomas Conley, American country singer ("Too Many Times"), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • 1942-01-16 Tony P. Hall, American politician (Rep-D-OH, 1979- ), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1942-01-20 William Powell, American R&B singer (O'Jays - "Love Train"), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1942-01-30 Marty Balin [Buchwald], American singer (Jefferson Airplane/Starship), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • 1942-02-05 Roger Staubach, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1963, Navy; Super Bowl 1971 [MVP], 77; Dallas Cowboys), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1942-06-16 Eddie Levert, vocalist (O'Jays - "For The Love Of Money"), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1942-06-29 Larry Snyder, American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey (US Champion Jockey by wins 1969; George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award 1989), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • 1942-07-21 Mike Hegan, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1969 NY Yankees; World Series 1972 Oakland A's), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1942-08-15 Peter York, British rock drummer (Spencer Davis Group), born in Redcar, Yorkshire
  • 1942-08-24 Karen Uhlenbeck, American mathematician and founder of modern geometric analysis (Abel Prize), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1942-08-25 Walter Williams, American rock vocalist (O'Jays-Use to Be My Girl), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1942-09-03 Al Jardine, American guitarist and singer (Beach Boys - "Help Me Rhonda"; "Sloop John B."), born in Lima, Ohio
  • 1942-09-21 Ann Elder, American comedienne (Smothers Brothers Show, Laugh-In), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1942-11-09 Tom Weiskopf, American golfer (British Open 1973), born in Massillon, Ohio
  • 1942-12-30 Robert Quine, American rock guitarist (Lou Reed; Matthew Sweet; John Zorn), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2004)
  • 1943-01-09 Scott Walker [Noel Scott Engel], American-born British singer-songwriter and composer (The Walker Brothers), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • 1943-02-22 David Skaggs, American politician (Rep-D-Colorado), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1943-03-15 Brenda Scott, American actress (Midge - Road West), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1943-04-22 Mel Carter, American pop singer ("Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1943-06-23 James Levine, American conductor (Metropolitan Opera, 1976-2017), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2021)
  • 1943-07-21 Jerry McGee, American golfer (US Ryder Cup 1977, 4 PGA Tour titles), born in New Lexingon, Ohio (d. 2021)

R. L. Stine

1943-10-08 R. L. Stine, American children's book writer (Goosebumps), born in Columbus, Ohio

  • 1943-11-01 Tom Mack, American Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive lineman (11 x Pro Bowl; LA Rams), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1943-11-04 Clark Graebner, American tennis player (US Davis Cup 1968; French Open doubles 1966; US Open runner-up 1967), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1943-12-23 Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (A Patch of Blue, Beguilled), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1987)
  • 1944-01-01 Don Novello, American actor and comedian (Father Guido Sarducci-Saturday Night Live), born in Ashtabula, Ohio
  • 1944-01-01 Dick Gordon, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 1970-71, Chicago Bears), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1944-02-11 Michael G. Oxley, American politician (Rep-R-OH, 1981-2007), born in Findlay, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1944-02-13 Sal Bando, American baseball player (Oakland A's), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1944-03-04 Bobby Womack, American R&B singer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer ("It's All Over Now"; "Woman's Got to Have It"; "Across 110th Street"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • 1944-04-16 Dennis Russell Davies, American conductor and composer, born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1944-05-09 Richard Furay, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Buffalo Springfield; Poco), born in Yellow Springs, Ohio
  • 1944-05-25 Robert MacPherson, American mathematician (invention of intersection homology with Mark Goresk), born in Lakewood, Ohio
  • 1944-06-29 Seán Patrick O'Malley, American Roman Catholic bishop, born in Lakewood, Ohio
  • 1944-09-06 Gordon DeMarco, American writer and activist, born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1944-11-07 Joe Niekro, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1979; NL wins leader 1979; Houston Astros; World Series 1987; NY Yankees), born in Martins Ferry, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • 1944-12-11 Teri Garr, American actress (Mr. Mom, Young Frankenstein), born in Lakewood, Ohio (or 1947)
  • 1945-04-26 Mike Finnigan, American session and touring rock, jazz, and blues Hammond B3 organ and keyboard player, and vocalist, born in Troy, Ohio
  • 1945-08-07 Alan Page, American jurist and NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings), born in Canton, Ohio

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