Ohio in History (Part 7)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 1,020

  • 1945-08-15 Thomas C. Sawyer, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1945-08-16 Suzanne Farrell, American ballerina (Don Quioxote), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1945-10-03 Kay Baxter, American bodybuilder (NPC Gold's Classic 1981), born in Monroe County, Ohio (d. 1988)
  • 1945-12-19 Elaine Joyce, actress (City of Angels, Mr Merlin), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1945-12-25 Gary Sandy, actor (Andy-WKRP in Cincinnati), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1946-04-12 Ed O'Neill, American comedian and actor (Al Bundy-Married with Children), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1946-05-04 Renee Powell, American golfer, broadcaster (first woman to compete in a men's golf tournament), born in East Canton, Ohio
  • 1946-06-17 Marcy Kaptur, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1946-06-27 Sally Priesand, 1st U.S. woman rabbi, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1946-07-11 Beverly Todd, American actress (Roots; Having Babies: The Redd Foxx Show; Six Feet Under), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946-08-25 Rollie Fingers, American Baseball HOF relief pitcher (7 x MLB All Star; World Series 1972, 73, 74 [MVP]; AL MVP & Cy Young Award 1981; Oakland A's, SD Padres, Milwaukee Brewers), born in Steubenville, Ohio
  • 1946-10-08 Dennis Kucinich, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1946-10-11 Oba Chandler, American convicted murderer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • 1946-10-14 Al Oliver, American baseball outfielder (7-time MLB All Star; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • 1946-11-10 Alaina Reed, American actress (Rose Lee Holloway-227), born in Springfield, Ohio

Steven Spielberg

1946-12-18 Steven Spielberg, American director (ET, Close Encounters, Jaws), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 1946-12-19 Robert Urich, actor (SWAT, Spenser for Hire, Vega$), born in Toronto, Ohio
  • 1947-01-05 Mike DeWine, American politician, senator-R-Ohio (1995-2007), Governor of Ohio (2019-), born in Springfield, Ohio
  • 1947-01-08 Don Bendell, American author & former Green Beret, born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1947-01-10 George Alec Effinger, American sci-fi author (Nick of Time), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2002)
  • 1947-04-25 Bill Fontana, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1947-05-13 Stephen R. Donaldson, American sci-fi author (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Lord Foul's Bane), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1947-06-07 Thurman Munson, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1971, 73–78; World Series 1977, 78; AL MVP 1976; NY Yankees), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1979)
  • 1947-07-14 Steve Stone, American sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1947-08-05 Rick Derringer [Zehringer], American guitarist, songwriter (The McCoys - "Hang On Sloopy"; solo - "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo".), and producer (Edgar Winter; Johnny Winter; Weird Al Yankovic), born in Fort Recovery, Ohio
  • 1947-09-23 Neal Smith, American musician and drummer for rock group "Alice Cooper", born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1947-10-27 Terry Anderson, American journalist, US hostage held in Lebanon (1985-91), born in Lorain, Ohio
  • 1947-11-10 Glen Buxton, American guitarist (Alice Cooper) and composer, born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1997)

P. J. O'Rourke

1947-11-14 P. J. O'Rourke, American journalist and satirist (Parliament of Whores; National Lampoon), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2022)

  • 1948-01-11 Madeline Manning-Mimms, American athlete (Olympic gold 800m 1968), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1948-03-25 Michael Stanley [Gee], American rocker (Michael Stanley Band - "My Town"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2021)
  • 1948-03-28 Gerry House, American radio personality (Gerry House and the House Foundation), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1948-07-28 Gerald Casale, American new wave bassist, vocalist, keyboardist, and music video director (Devo - "Whip It!': "Jocko Homo"), born in Ravenna, Ohio
  • 1948-08-13 Kathleen Battle, American Grammy, Emmy, and Olivier Award-winning operatic soprano (Wagner's Tannhäuser - "the Shephard"), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • 1948-09-03 Ronald W Harris, American boxer (Olympic gold lightweight 1968), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1949-01-10 James Lapine, American stage director, born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • 1949-02-26 Elizabeth George, American novelist (Inspector Thomas Lynley mystery novels), born in Warren, Ohio
  • 1949-03-02 Gates McFadden, American actress (Beverly Crusher-Star Trek Next Generation), born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
  • 1949-04-02 Joseph "Joe" Vitale, American singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist (Roller Coaster Weekend), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1949-04-05 Judith Arlene Resnik, ast (STS 41D, 51L-Chal disaster), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1949-05-10 Michael Larson, American "Press Your Luck" scandal big-winning contestant, born in Lebanon, Ohio (d. 1999)
  • 1949-05-26 Philip Michael Thomas, American actor (Miami Vice - "Tubbs"), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1949-06-08 Jeffrey Mylett, American actor and songwriter, born in North Canton, Ohio (d. 1986)
  • 1949-06-29 Dan Dierdorf, American football offensive lineman and sportscaster (Monday Night Football), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1949-07-03 Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (Heatwave - "Always and Forever"), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2006)

Maureen McGovern

1949-07-27 Maureen McGovern, American Academy Award-winning pop singer ("The Morning After"), born in Youngstown, Ohio

  • 1949-08-11 Eric Carmen, rocker (All by Myself), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1949-08-22 Doug Bair, American baseball player, born in Defiance, Ohio
  • 1949-09-04 Dean Pees, American football coach, born in Dunkirk, Ohio

Mike Schmidt

1949-09-27 Mike Schmidt, American Baseball HOF 3rd baseman (World Series MVP 1980; NL MVP 1980-81, 86; 12 x MLB All Star; 10 x Gold Glove; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Dayton, Ohio

  • 1949-09-29 Tony Hoty, American actor (Ransom, Paper), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1949-11-14 Phil Baron, American voice actor (Piglet), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1949-11-17 John Boehner, American politician (Rep-R-Ohio 1991-2015, Speaker of the House 2011-15), born in Reading, Ohio
  • 1949-11-29 Kenneth D. Cameron, American Lt Colonel and astronaut (STS 37, 56, 74), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1949-11-30 Ruby Starr [Constance Henrietta Mierzwiak], American rock singer (Black Oak Arkansas), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1949-12-13 R. A. MacAvoy, American sci-fi author (Damiano's Lute, Raphael), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1949-12-31 Susan Shwartz, American author, born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1950-01-12 Bob McEwen, American politician (Rep-R-OH, 1981-93), born in Hillsboro, Ohio
  • 1950-03-04 Judy Dickinson, American golfer (US Open runner-up 1985), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1950-04-16 David Graf, American actor (Police Academy- Sgt. Eugene Tackleberry), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • 1950-06-30 Donna Jean Willmott, FALN member (FBI most wanted), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1950-08-06 Dorian Harewood, American actor (Earl-Glitter, Trauma Center), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1950-08-07 Dave Wottle, American athlete (Olympic gold 800m 1972), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1950-09-05 Cathy Guisewite, American cartoonist (Cathy), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1950-09-12 Cynthia Myers, American Playmate (Dec 1968) and actress (Beyond Valley of Dolls), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1950-10-08 Robert "Kool" Bell, American funk rock bassist (Kool & the Gang - "Joanna"), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1951-01-10 Kathleen Bradley, American model (Price is Right), born in Girard, Ohio
  • 1951-02-19 Stephen Nichols, American actor (Witchboard, Days of our Lives), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1951-03-28 Chip Reese, American poker player (3 x World Series of Poker bracelets), born in Centerville, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • 1951-05-24 Ronald Parise, Italian-American astronaut (STS 35, STS 67), born in Warren, Ohio
  • 1951-06-25 Lee Wilkof, American actor (WEB, Delta House, Elliot-Newhart), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1951-07-29 Deborah Pryce, American lawyer and politician (Rep-R-Ohio 1993-2009), born in Warren, Ohio
  • 1951-08-07 Gary Hall, American swimmer (Olympic silver 400m medley 1968, 200m butterfly 1972, bronze 100m butterfly 1976; 5 x WR), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Chrissie Hynde

1951-09-07 Chrissie Hynde, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Pretenders - "Brass In Pocket"), born in Akron, Ohio

  • 1951-10-26 [William] Bootsy Collins, American guitarist and singer (James Brown; Parliament-Funkadelic), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1951-10-28 Ron & Don Galyon, American siamese twins (Jerry Springer Show), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1951-11-01 Ronald Bell, American rock singer, saxophonist, arranger, and songwriter (Kool & The Gang), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • 1951-11-15 Beverly D'Angelo, American actress (National Lampoon's Vacation), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1951-12-04 Patricia Wettig, American actress (Nancy Weston-30 Something), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1952-02-16 James Ingram, American R&B singer-songwriter and musician ("Somewhere Out There"; "Just Once"), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • 1952-02-27 Kevin Raleigh, American singer & keyboardist (Michael Stanley Band - "He Can't Love You"), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1952-04-15 Donald Harvey, American serial killer, healthcare worker who killed at least 37 patients, born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • 1952-05-13 John Kasich, US politician (Governor of Ohio (R), 2011-19), born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-05-18 Martin Hoke, American politician (Rep-R-Ohio), born in Lakewood, Ohio
  • 1952-06-18 Carol Kane, American Emmy Award-winning actress (Dog Day Afternoon; Taxi - "Simka"; The Princess Bride), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1952-07-05 Terence T. Henricks, USAF colonel and astronaut (STS 44, 55, 70, 78), born in Bryan, Ohio
  • 1952-07-12 Philip Taylor Kramer, American bass guitar player (Iron Butterfly, 1974-77), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1952-08-22 Peter Laughner, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu), born in Bay Village, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1952-08-28 Rita Dove, African-American poet (Thomas and Beulah), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1952-09-06 (Steven) "Buddy" Miller, American folk and country singer-songwriter, born in Fairborn, Ohio
  • 1952-11-03 Jim Cummings, American voice actor (Winnie the Pooh), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1952-11-06 Michael Cunningham, American novelist and screenwriter (The Hours), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1952-11-09 Sherrod Brown, American politician (Rep-D-Ohio 1993-2007, Senate 2007-), born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • 1952-11-16 Robin McKinley, American writer (The Hero and the Crown), born in Warren, Ohio
  • 1952-12-04 Ronald M. Sega, American professor of systems engineering and astronaut (STS 60, 76), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1953-01-10 Bobby Rahal, American racing car driver & team owner (over 15 wins), born in Medina, Ohio
  • 1953-01-22 Jim Jarmusch, American director (Only Lovers Left Alive), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1953-03-08 Kathleen Ann Shower [Kathy Shower], American model and Playboy playmate (May 1985, Playmate of the Year 1986), born in Brookville, Ohio
  • 1953-10-16 Martha Smith, American actress (Animal House) and model (Playboy playmate July 1973), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1953-10-25 Muffin Spencer-Devlin, American golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles), born in Piqua, Ohio

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