Norristown in History

Pennsylvania: Harrisburg - Philadelphia - Pittsburgh

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016-05-24 Bill Cosby is ordered to stand trial in a sexual assault case in Norristown

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby

Famous Birthdays

  • 1793-01-06 James Madison Porter, American politician, born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (d. 1862)
  • 1925-12-08 Jimmy Smith, American jazz musician and organist (Walk on the Wild Side), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)

Person of interestTommy Lasorda

1927-09-22 Tom Lasorda [Thomas], baseball manager (LA Dodgers), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania

Baseball Manager Tommy Lasorda
Baseball Manager
Tommy Lasorda
  • 1932-09-14 Joshua Culbreath, American 400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania

Person of interestPeter Boyle

1935-10-18 Peter Boyle, American actor (Joe, Candidate, Everybody Loves Raymond), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania

  • 1951-11-13 Beth Anders, American field hockey sweeper (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-12-01 Jaco Pastorius, American jazz musician and bass guitarist (Weather Report-Word of Mouth), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • 1963-01-09 Michael Everson, Irish-American expert in writing systems and Unicode, born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • 1967-04-18 Maria Bello, American actress (Permanent Midnight), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • 1968-09-04 Mike Piazza, American baseball catcher (LA Dodgers), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • 1973-08-10 Lisa Raymond, American tennis star (11 Grand Slam double titles), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • 1977-02-28 Debbie Koegel, dance skater (& Oleg Fediukov), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania