Ohio in History (Part 6)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,029

  • 1936-01-25 Diana Hyland, American actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough), born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1936-03-16 Frederick "Fred" Neil, American folk singer-songwriter and dolphin conservationist (Everybody's Talkin'), 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, 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, Lorain Ohio, Col USMC/astronaut (STS 5, STS 51B)
  • 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 jazz vocalist (Feel Like Making Love), born in Chillicothe, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • 1937-03-26 Wayne Embry, American Basketball Hall of Fame center, executive (5-time NBA All Star), 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 & 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, actor (Secrets of Midland Heights), born in Youngstown, Ohio

Person of interestTed 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

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • 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
  • 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 player (Detroit Tigers: 1963-75), born in Crestline, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1939-05-06 Herbie Cox, American rocker (Cleftones), 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, 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 (Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1939-09-11 Charles Geschke, American inventor and businessman (Adobe Systems Inc.), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 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)

Person of interestJack 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

Person of interestJerry Lucas

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

NBA Forward Jerry Lucas
NBA Forward
Jerry Lucas
  • 1940-04-08 John Havlicek, American basketball Hall of Fame guard (8-time NBA champion-Boston Celtics; 13-time NBA All Star), 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)

Person of interestMartin 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

Person of interestPete Rose

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

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 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, actress (Surfside Six, Spinout, Donner Pass), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1941-05-21 Ronald Isley, singer (Isley Brothers-Twist & Shout), 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)

Person of interestNate Thurmond

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

NBA Forward Nate Thurmond
NBA Forward
Nate Thurmond
  • 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 jockey, born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1942-07-21 Mike Hegan, MLB player (NY Yankees), 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, 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, actress (Midge-Road West), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1943-04-22 Mel Carter, American singer (Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1943-06-23 James Levine, American conductor (director of the 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)

Person of interestR. L. Stine

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

Children's Book Writer R. L. Stine
Children's Book Writer
R. L. Stine
  • 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, Ohio, rock vocalist (Buffalo Springfield, Poco)
  • 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 Michael "Mike" Finnigan, American keyboard player and vocalist, born in Troy, Ohio

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