Pittsburgh in History

Pennsylvania: Harrisburg - Norristown - Philadelphia

Historical Events

  • 1755-07-09 Battle of Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh): French troops beat British
  • 1758-11-25 Britain captures Fort Duquesne (later Fort Pitt/Pittsburgh) from French
  • 1787-02-28 The charter establishing the institution now known as the University of Pittsburgh is granted
  • 1811-10-29 1st Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans
  • 1842-09-18 1st edition of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, published
  • 1845-04-10 More than 1,000 buildings damaged by fire in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1847-09-11 1st singing of Stephen Foster's "Susanna" (in Pittsburgh)

Father of American Music Stephen Foster
Father of American Music
Stephen Foster
  • 1856-02-22 1st national meeting of Republican Party (Pittsburgh)
  • 1881-11-15 American Federation of Labor (AFL) founded (Pittsburgh)
  • 1890-09-01 Brooklyn Bridegrooms win 3 MLB games in one day‚ feasting on the Pittsburgh Alleghenys 10 - 9‚ 3 - 2‚ and 8 - 4
  • 1892-11-12 Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500 to become first professional football player in the Allegheny Athletic Association's 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Athletic Club
  • 1894-03-12 Pittsburgh issues free season tickets for ladies on Tuesday & Friday
  • 1894-06-21 Workers in Pittsburgh strike Pullman sleeping car company
  • 1900-07-13 Phillies beat Pittsburgh 23-8
  • 1903-06-25 Boston Beaneater Wiley Piatt is only 20th-century pitcher to lose 2 complete games in one day, falling to Pittsburgh 1-0 & 5-3
  • 1906-08-01 Brooklyn Superbas MLB pitcher Harry McIntire no-hits Pittsburgh for 10 2/3 innings but loses in 13th, 1-0 on an unearned run
  • 1908-12-05 1st US football uniform numerals used (University of Pittsburgh)
  • 1910-03-10 Pittsburgh Courier begins publishing
  • 1910-08-23 Fred Clarke makes a record 4 outfield assists for Pittsburgh

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1916-07-01 Pittsburgh shortstop Honus Wagner, at 42 and 4 months, connects at Cincinnati to become the oldest to hit an inside-the-park HR; Pirates beat Reds, 2-1

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • 1920-09-29 Joseph Horne Company in Pittsburgh sells radios for $10
  • 1920-10-27 Westinghouse radio station in East Pittsburgh, KDKA is granted a Limited Commercial license by the Department of Commerce
  • 1921-01-02 1st religious service radio broadcast in US, KDKA-Pittsburgh
  • 1922-01-09 KQV-AM in Pittsburgh PA begins radio transmissions
  • 1923-12-31 1st transatlantic radio broadcast of a voice, Pittsburgh-Manchester
  • 1925-01-28 -46°F (-43°C), Pittsburgh, New Hampshire (state record)
  • 1927-03-11 1st armored commercial car hold-up in US, Pittsburgh
  • 1927-11-14 World's largest gas tank in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, explodes; 28 die
  • 1928-01-02 14th Rose Bowl: Stanford beats Pittsburgh, 7-6
  • 1930-01-01 16th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Pittsburgh, 47-11
  • 1931-07-24 A fire at a home for the elderly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kills 48 people.
  • 1932-04-04 Charles G. King, University of Pittsburgh isolates Vitamin C, using adrenal samples provided by Hungarian Albert Szent-Györgyi
  • 1933-01-02 19th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Pittsburgh, 35-0
  • 1934-04-29 Pittsburgh is last major league city to play a home game on a Sunday

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1935-05-25 Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs in Pittsburgh, Boston Braves still lose the game 11–7 to the Pirates

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1936-06-12 1st 50 KW US radio station (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1936-07-17 NY Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell begins MLB record 24 game winning streak, beating Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-0 at Forbes Field

Baseball Pitcher Carl Hubbell
Baseball Pitcher
Carl Hubbell
  • 1937-01-01 23rd Rose Bowl: #3 Pittsburgh beats #5 Washington, 21-0
  • 1937-09-10 2nd American Football League plays 1st game (LA 21, Pittsburgh 0)
  • 1938-06-24 500 ton meteorite lands near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-01-28 Leonard Bernstein's "Jeremiah" premieres in Pittsburgh
  • 1944-07-11 12th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
  • 1949-01-02 KDKA TV channel 2 in Pittsburgh, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1950-10-29 Cleveland Browns' Marion Motley sets record for highest avg gain in a game with 17.1 (10 attempts), Cleveland 45, Pittsburgh 7
  • 1953-07-05 Phillies pitcher Robin Roberts hurls his 28th consecutive MLB complete game in a 2-0 win over Pittsburgh

Historic DiscoveryPolio

1954-02-23 1st mass inoculation against polio with the Jonas Salk vaccine takes place at Arsenal Elementary School in Pittsburgh

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Children with polio in a US hospital, inside an iron lung. In about 0.5% of cases, patients suffered from paralysis, sometimes resulting in the inability to breathe. More often, limbs would be paralyzed.
Children with polio in a US hospital, inside an iron lung. In about 0.5% of cases, patients suffered from paralysis, sometimes resulting in the inability to breathe. More often, limbs would be paralyzed.
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  • 1954-04-01 WQED TV channel 13 in Pittsburgh, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-01-02 22nd Sugar Bowl: #7 Georgia Tech beats #11 Pittsburgh, 7-0
  • 1957-09-01 WHC (now WPXI) TV channel 11 in Pittsburgh, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1957-11-10 Cleveland Browns' Don Paul sets club record for longest fumble return with a 89-yard run (and TD), beating Pittsburgh 24-0
  • 1958-09-14 WTAE TV channel 4 in Pittsburgh, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1959-01-30 Paul Hindemith's symphony "Pittsburgh" premieres

Composer Paul Hindemith
Composer
Paul Hindemith

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959-07-07 26th MLB All Star Game, Forbes Field, Pittsburgh: Willy Mays triples to score Hank Aaron as NL wins 5-4

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 1959-09-14 WQEX TV channel 16 in Pittsburgh, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Premier

1968-10-01 Cult zombie film "Night of the Living Dead" directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones and Judith O'Dea premieres in Pittsburgh

  • 1969-02-01 WPGH TV channel 53 in Pittsburgh, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-10-13 1st World Series night game (Pittsburgh 4-Baltimore 3)
  • 1973-12-21 3rd Fiesta Bowl: #10 Arizona State beats Pittsburgh, 28-7
  • 1975-08-01 41st Chicago Charities College All-Star Game: Pittsburgh 21, All-Stars 14 (54,103)
  • 1976-11-30 42nd Heisman Trophy Award: Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh (RB)
  • 1977-01-01 43rd Sugar Bowl: #1 Pittsburgh beats #4 Georgia, 27-3; Tony Dorsett runs for record 202 yards
  • 1978-09-30 Cleveland, Houston, NY, Philadelphia & Pittsburgh Phillies win 3rd consecutive NL East Division title
  • 1979-11-25 Pittsburgh gains 606 net yards against Cleveland, winning 33-30
  • 1979-12-25 9th Fiesta Bowl: #10 Pittsburgh beats Arizona, 16-10
  • 1980-03-12 NY Islanders 3rd scoreless tie, vs Pittsburgh Penguin

Music concertMusic Concert

1980-09-23 Bob Marley's last concert at Stanley Theatre Pittsburgh

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • 1982-01-01 48th Sugar Bowl: #10 Pittsburgh beats #2 Georgia, 24-20
  • 1984-01-02 13th Fiesta Bowl: #14 Ohio State beats #15 Pittsburgh, 28-23
  • 1987-08-01 ArenaBowl I, Pittsburgh Civic Arena: Denver Dynamite beats Pittsburgh Gladiators 45-16, Gary Mullen MVP

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1989-07-05 Barry Bonds homers in Pittsburgh's 6-4 loss vs SF Giants, joining father Bobby Bonds as MLB father-son HR record holders (408)

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 1989-08-18 ArenaBowl III, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit: Detroit Drive beats Pittsburgh Gladiators 39-26, George LaFrance MVP
  • 1989-09-10 Browns allow Pittsburgh only 53 net yards, a team defensive record
  • 1989-12-22 Cold wave: -6°F in Tulsa, Oklahoma; -12°F in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; -18°F in Denver, Colorado; -23°F in Kansas City, Missouri; -42°F in Scottsbluff, Nebraska; -47°F in Hardin, Montana; and -60°F in Black Hills, South Dakota
  • 1990-11-19 Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Barry Bonds wins NL MVP
  • 1992-10-01 Greater Pittsburgh International Airport opens
  • 1994-07-12 65th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-8 at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh
  • 1995-11-07 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Pittsburgh PA on WXDX 105.9 FM
  • 2001-03-10 22nd Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Boston College beats Pittsburgh, 79-57
  • 2003-03-15 24th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Pittsburgh beats Connecticut, 74-56
  • 2003-11-01 University of Pittsburgh wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald establishes a new NCAA record with a touchdown reception in his 14th straight game as Pittsburgh beats Boston College, 24-13 at Alumni Stadium
  • 2004-03-13 25th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Connecticut beats Pittsburgh, 61-58
  • 2005-01-01 34th Fiesta Bowl: #5 Utah beats #19 Pittsburgh, 35-7
  • 2006-03-11 27th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Syracuse beats Pittsburgh, 65-61
  • 2006-07-11 77th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at PNC Park, Pittsburgh
  • 2007-03-10 28th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats Pittsburgh, 65-42
  • 2008-03-15 29th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Pittsburgh beats Georgetown, 74-65

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2010-08-05 Group led by Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan & Pittsburgh attorney Chuck Greenberg is confirmed as winning bidder in court ordered auction of Texas Rangers MLB franchise (value $593m)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 2018-10-27 Gunman shoots and kills 11 people and injures six at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in an anti-Semitic attack

Famous Birthdays

  • 1808-10-05 Thomas Algeo Rowley, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1892)
  • 1811-08-21 William Kelly, American inventor (pneumatic process of steelmaking), born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania (d. 1888)
  • 1821-09-28 Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American politician (Secretary of State and Superintendent of Public Instruction of Florida) and Presbyterian minister, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1874)
  • 1822-04-13 William Stephen Walker, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1899)
  • 1826-07-08 Benjamin Henry Grierson, American Major General (Union Army), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1911)
  • 1826-12-22 James Scott Negley, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1901)
  • 1835-04-27 John Murray Corse, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [or 9/27] (d. 1893)
  • 1835-09-27 John Murray Corse, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1893 [or 4/27])
  • 1835-11-16 Elliott Warren Rice, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Allegheny, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1887)
  • 1837-02-17 Francis Jay Herron, American Major General (Union Army), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1902)

Person of interestHenry John Heinz

1844-10-11 Henry John Heinz, German-American entrepreneur who founded prepared-foods company (H.J. Heinz Company-57 varieties), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1919)

Founder of Heinz Henry John Heinz
Founder of Heinz
Henry John Heinz

Person of interestAndrew Mellon

1855-03-24 Andrew Mellon, American banker (Mellon Bank), industrialist and Secretary of the Treasury (1921-32), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1947)

Banker, Industrialist and US Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon
Banker, Industrialist and US Secretary of the Treasury
Andrew Mellon
  • 1859-06-21 Henry Ossawa Tanner, American artist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1937)
  • 1865-07-10 Bobby Lowe, American baseball second baseman (first player to hit 4 HRs in one MLB game, 1894), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1951)
  • 1868-07-05 William Henry Singer, American painter and collector (Singer Museum, Laren), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1943)
  • 1869-04-04 Mary Colter, American architect and designer (Fred Harvey Company, Santa Fe Railroad), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1958)
  • 1870-06-29 Joseph Carl Breil, American composer (Les amours de la reine Élisabeth), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1926)
  • 1871-09-13 Alma Kruger, American actress (Made For Each Other), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1960)
  • 1873-11-04 Bobby Wallace, Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop, pitcher, manager, umpire and scout (St. Louis Browns), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1960)
  • 1878-06-12 Myrtle McAteer, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1900), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1952)
  • 1881-12-14 Katherine MacDonald, American actress and film producer (Stranger Than Fiction, The Infidel), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1956)
  • 1884-02-18 Burton "Burt" Mustin, American actor (All in the Family, The Andy Griffith Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1977)
  • 1889-11-16 George S. Kaufman, American playwright (This is Show Business), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1961)
  • 1889-12-08 Hervey Allen, American writer and poet (Anthony Adverse), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1949)
  • 1890-02-18 Adolphe Menjou, American actor (Front Page, Star is Born), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1890-07-02 Earl Roy Curry, American religious thinker and Kirtland Temple overseer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1980)
  • 1891-01-28 Bill Doak, American baseball pitcher (NL ERA leader 1914, 21; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1954)
  • 1891-03-04 Lois Wilson, American actress and co-founder of Al-Anon, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1891-06-24 Irving Pichel, actor and director (Mme Butterfly, Oliver Twist), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1892-07-29 William Powell, American actor (Thin Man, My Man Godfrey), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)
  • 1894-05-11 Martha Graham, American choreographer (Appalachian Spring), Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1894-07-04 Henry "Doc" Carlson, American Basketball Hall of Fame collegiate coach (University of Pittsburgh, 1922-53: 367–248 [.597]), originated figure 8 play, born in Murray City, Ohio (d. 1964)
  • 1895-02-17 Edna Park Edwards, American stage and vaudeville actress, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • 1896-02-28 Philip Showalter Hench, American physician (Nobel Prize 1950 for cortisone), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)
  • 1898-08-13 Regis Toomey, American actor (Burke's Law, Petticoat Junction), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1899-01-07 Kenneth Thomson, American character actor (Broadway Melody, Little Giant), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • 1899-05-17 Ralf Harolde, American actor (Framed, Smart Money, Tip-off), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)
  • 1902-02-08 Lyle Talbot [Lysle Henderson], American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1902-05-10 David O Selznick, American Academy Award-winning producer (Gone With the Wind, Rebecca), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)
  • 1902-07-04 Vince Barnett, American actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1977)
  • 1902-10-25 Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1903-09-17 Dolores Costello, American actress (Little Lord Fauntleroy), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1979)
  • 1903-12-16 Hardie Albright, American actor (Silver Streak, Scarlet Letter), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
  • 1905-03-28 Pandro S. Berman, American film producer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1906-12-24 John Walker, American art curator, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • 1906-12-27 Oscar Levant, American pianist, composer and actor (An American in Paris, Dance of Life), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1972)
  • 1907-06-11 Paul Mellon, American philanthropist (Washington National Gallery of Art), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1907-09-09 Leon Edel, American biographer (Henry James: A Biography 1953–1972 - Pulitzer 1963), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1997)
  • 1909-03-01 Lois Moran, American actress (Waterfront), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • 1910-10-02 William C. Fownes Jr, American golfer and administrator (US Amateur C'ship 1910; President US Golf Ass'n 1926-27), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1950)
  • 1911-01-30 Roy Eldridge, American jazz trumpet player (Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • 1911-08-01 Jackie Ormes, African-American cartoonist (Torchy Brown), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1985)
  • 1911-08-09 William Fowler, American astrophysicist (Nobel 1983), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • 1912-06-11 William Baziotes, American painter (abstract expressionist), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)

Person of interestGene Kelly

1912-08-23 Gene Kelly, American actor (An American in Paris; On The Town) and dancer (Singin' in the Rain), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)

Actor and Dancer Gene Kelly
Actor and Dancer
Gene Kelly
  • 1913-09-22 Leroy Holmes, American orchestra leader (Tonight Show, 1956-57), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1913-09-27 Albert Ellis, American psychologist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1913-10-02 Gene Benson, American baseball outfielder (Negro League All-Star 1940, 45-46), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1914-01-09 Kenny Clarke, American jazz drummer & bandleader (Epistrop), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1985)
  • 1914-04-16 John Hodiak, American actor (Battleground, A Bell for Adamo, Lifeboat), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1955)
  • 1914-07-08 Billy Eckstine, American jazz singer ("Tenderly"; "A Fool In Love"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • 1915-11-26 Earl Wild, American composer and pianist (Caesar's Hour, 1952-56; NBC Symphony, 1937-44), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • 1916-10-19 David Lewis, actor (Edward Quartermaine-General Hospital), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1916-11-10 Billy May, American orchestra leader and composer (The Green Hornet, Mod Squad, Batman), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1917-10-08 Billy Conn, American boxer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • 1917-12-01 William Tracy, American actor (To the Shores of Tripoli, The Shop Around the Corner), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • 1917-12-21 Sophie Masloff, American politician, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1918-08-03 Jordan Whitfield, American actor (Bomba the Jungle Boy, Lord of the Jungle, Swamp Fox), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • 1918-12-25 Eddie Safranski, orchestra leader (Jonathan Winters Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1919-04-13 Madalyn Murray O'Hair, American atheist who opposed prayer in school and was murdered in 1995, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • 1919-08-28 Ernest Harold Martin [Markowitz], American Broadway producer (Feuer & Martin-Chorus Line), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • 1919-10-11 Art Blakey, American drummer (Billy Eckstine Band, Jazz Messengers), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • 1920-04-28 Nan Merriman, American-Dutch singer (Arturo Toscanini NBC Orchestra), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1921-03-09 Carl Betz, American actor (The Donna Reed Show, Love of Life), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • 1922-03-09 Herb Douglas, American long jumper (Olympic bronze 1948), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1922-06-17 Jerry Fielding, American jazz musician and composer (Lively Ones, Hogan's Heroes), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1980)

Person of interestErroll Garner

1923-06-15 Erroll Garner, American jazz pianist ("Misty"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1977)

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner
  • 1924-05-21 Jack Twyman, American basketball player (Rochester/Cincinnati Royals), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1925-06-25 Ted Stepien, American businessman and basketball team owner, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1925-07-21 Al Checco, actor (Extreme Close-up), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1926-01-19 Fritz Weaver, actor (Josef-Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1926-10-13 Ray Brown, American jazz double bassist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1927-01-06 Jesse Leonard Steinfeld, 11th US Surgeon General (1969-73), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1928-03-21 James W Kinnear, CEO (Texaco), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1928-04-02 Rita Gam, American actress (Distortions, Hannibal), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)

Person of interestAndy Warhol

1928-08-06 Andy Warhol, American pop artist and film producer (Frankenstein, Bad), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)

Pop Artist Andy Warhol
Pop Artist
Andy Warhol
  • 1928-08-28 F. William Free, American advertising executive (I'm Cheryl – Fly Me.), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • 1928-11-02 Leon Hart, American College Football Hall of Fame end and fullback (Heisman Trophy 1949, Notre Dame), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • 1928-11-06 Peter Matz, American musician and orchestra leader (Hullabaloo; The Carol Burnett Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • 1928-12-04 Dena Dietrich, American actress (Mother Nature in Chiffon margarine), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1930-03-17 James Benson Irwin, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1930-04-24 Jerome Callet, American musician and designer of brass instruments, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)
  • 1930-06-03 Dakota Staton, American jazz singer ("Where Flamingos Fly"; "Sex Is A Misdemeanor") , born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1930-09-13 Jimmy McLane, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1500m 1948), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1930-11-27 Joe DeNardo, American Meteorologist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1931-05-16 Jack Dodson, American actor (Howard Sprage- "The Andy Griffith Show"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • 1932-07-16 Richard Thornburgh, 76th United States Attorney General (1988-91) and 41st Governor of Pennsylvania, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2020) [1]

Person of interestTed Cassidy

1932-07-31 Ted Cassidy, American actor (Lurch-Addams Family), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1979)

  • 1932-09-18 Jack Mullaney, American actor (My Living Doll, It's About Time), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)
  • 1932-11-14 Ramon Zupko, American composer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

1850-07-22 Composer Stephen Foster (24) weds Jane Denny McDowell at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Father of American Music Stephen Foster
Father of American Music
Stephen Foster

Famous Deaths

  • 1964-11-01 Henry "Doc" Carlson, American Basketball Hall of Fame collegiate coach (University of Pittsburgh, 1922-53: 367–248 [.597]), originated figure 8 play, dies at 70
  • 2006-09-01 Bob O'Connor, American politician (58th Mayor of Pittsburgh), dies at 61
  • 2009-12-02 Foge Fazio, American college football coach (University of Pittsburgh), dies of leukemia at 71
  • 2010-06-10 Metropolitan Basil Schott, Archbishop of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (b. 1939)