Pennsylvania in History (Part 3)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 665

  • 1905-03-02 Marc Blitzstein, composer (Cradle Will Rock), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1905-09-19 Betty Garde, American actress (Aggie-Real McCoys), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • 1905-10-10 Jane Winton, American actress (Hell's Angel, Patsy, Don Juan), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1959)

Person of interestJanet Gaynor

1906-10-06 Janet Gaynor, American actress (Sunrise, A Star Is Born), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)

Actress Janet Gaynor
Actress
Janet Gaynor
  • 1906-12-27 Oscar Levant, American actor (An American in Paris, Dance of Life), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1972)
  • 1907-02-03 James A. Michner, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, American author (Tales of the South Pacific, Hawaii)
  • 1907-02-20 Malcolm Atterbury, American actor (Jonas-Thicker than Water, Apples Way), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1907-03-31 Eddie Quillan, American actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, Julia, Hell Town), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • 1907-04-11 Paul Douglas, American actor (Adventure Theater, Clash by Night), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1959)

Person of interestRachel Carson

1907-05-27 Rachel Carson, American marine biologist, conservationist and writer (Silent Spring), born in Springdale, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist and Writer
Rachel Carson
  • 1907-06-18 Benny Payne, pianist (Billy Daniels Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1907-08-16 Mae Clarke, [Violet Mary Klotz], American actress (Frankenstein, Waterloo Bridge), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1907-09-09 Leon Edel, American biographer (Henry James: A Biography 1953–1972 - Pulitzer 1963), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1997)
  • 1907-10-14 Allan Jones, American actor and singer (A Day at the Races, Showboat), born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)

Person of interestJimmy Stewart

1908-05-20 Jimmy Stewart, American actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington, It's a Wonderful Life), born in Indiana, Pennsylvania (d. 1997)

  • 1908-09-15 Penny Singleton, American actress (Blondie) and voice actress (Jane-Jetsons), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • 1908-11-18 Imogene Coca, comedienne (Your Show of Shows, Grindl), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1909-03-01 Lois Moran, American actress (Waterfront), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • 1909-06-04 Paul Nordoff, American composer (Frog Prince), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1977)
  • 1909-08-26 Frank Gasparro, US chief engraver (1965-81), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestSamuel Barber

1910-03-09 Samuel Barber, American composer (School for Scandal), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1981)

Composer Samuel Barber
Composer
Samuel Barber

Person of interestBayard Rustin

1910-03-17 Bayard Rustin, American civil rights leader (March on Washington organizer, Social Democrats USA), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)

Civil Rights Activist Bayard Rustin
Civil Rights Activist
Bayard Rustin
  • 1910-08-16 Mae Clarke, American actress (Frankenstein, Nana, Parole Girl), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1910-11-06 Arthur Cohn, American composer and writer on music, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1998)
  • 1911-01-30 Hugh Marlowe [Hipple], US actor (All About Eve, Ellery Queen), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)
  • 1911-01-30 Roy Eldridge, American jazz trumpet player (Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • 1911-04-02 Charles "Honi" Coles, American actor and tap dancer (Tito Suarez-Dirty Dancing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1911-10-24 Nathaniel Wyeth, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, USA, American chemist and inventor (created PET plastic beverage bottle)

Person of interestBroderick Crawford

1911-12-09 Broderick Crawford, American actor (All the King's Men, Highway Patrol), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)

  • 1912-04-21 Eve Arnold, photojournalist (Marilyn Monroe) (d. 2012), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1912-05-18 Richard Brooks, director (Blackboard Jungle, In Cold Blood), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1912-06-19 Martin Gabel, TV host (With this Ring), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1912-08-01 Henry Jones, American actor (Vertigo, Phyllis, Falcon Crest, Gun Shy), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1912-08-04 David Raksin, American composer renown for his work in film and TV (Laura, Modern Times), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1912-08-23 Gene Kelly, American dancer and actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1913-08-25 Walt Kelly, American cartoonist and animator (Pogo), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • 1913-09-22 Leroy Holmes, orchestra leader (Tonight Show, 1956-57), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1914-01-09 Kenny [Klook] Clarke, jazz/drummer, composer (Epistrop), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1914-01-10 Polly Rowles, American actress (Sweet Liberty, Jamie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 1914-03-07 Morton DaCosta, director (Island of Love, Music Man), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1914-04-16 John Hodiak, American actor (Battleground, A Bell for Adamo, Lifeboat), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1955)
  • 1914-06-12 Bill Kenny, American singer (The Bill Kenny Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1914-07-08 Billy Eckstine, jazz singer (Tenderly, A Fool in Love), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1915-02-13 Lyle Bettger, American actor (The Greatest Show on Earth, Lone Ranger), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • 1915-03-06 Pete Gray [Wyshner], MLB one-armed outfielder (St Louis Browns), born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)

Person of interestBillie Holiday

1915-04-07 Billie Holiday, [Eleanora Fagan], jazz singer (Lady Sings the Blues), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday
  • 1915-06-06 Vincent Persichetti, American composer (Sibyl), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • 1915-07-17 Catherine "Cass" Daley, American actress (Star Spangled Rhythm, Red Garters), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
  • 1915-09-04 Dick Thomas, TV host (Village Barn), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1915-11-26 Earl Wild, composer/pianist (Caesar's Hour, NBC Symph 1942), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1916-01-18 James Crow, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, geneticist and influential educator (Genetic Theories and Influences: Comments on the Value of Diversity), (d. 2012)
  • 1916-02-16 Bill Doggett [William Ballard Doggett], American jazz and blues musician (Honky Tonk), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1916-05-04 Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian author and urbanologist (The Death and Life of Great American Cities), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • 1916-07-28 Laird Cregar, actor (Charley's Aunt, Hangover Square), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1916-10-19 David Lewis, actor (Edward Quartermaine-General Hospital), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1916-11-10 Billy May, American orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1917-04-05 Richard Yardumian, American composer (Come Creator Spirit), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1985)
  • 1917-05-28 Papa John Creach, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, American blues violinist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane)
  • 1917-07-19 Robert Aitken, Zen co-founder (Diamond Sangha), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1917-10-02 William Marshall, American singer, bandleader and actor (State Fair, Pennsylvanians), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • 1917-10-08 Danny Murtaugh, American baseball manager (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
  • 1917-10-08 Billy Conn, American boxer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • 1917-12-31 Joan McCracken, American actress, dancer and comedian (Claudie Story of a Marriage), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1961)
  • 1918-02-25 Henry Norwood Ewell, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1948), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1918-03-14 Dennis Patrick, American actor (Dear Dead Delilah, Dallas, Rituals), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • 1918-07-04 Buster Davis, choral director (Garry Moore Show), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1918-07-06 Eugene List, American concert pianist and teacher (Eastman School of Music), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestJacqueline Susann

1918-08-20 Jacqueline Susann, author (Valley of the Dolls), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)

  • 1918-10-18 Robert "Bobby" Troup, American jazz pianist and actor (Emergency, Acapulco), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1918-12-25 Eddie Safranski, orchestra leader (Jonathan Winters Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1919-04-06 Paula Kelly, Grove City, Pennsylvania, American big band singer
  • 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)
  • 1919-08-26 Ronald "Ronny" Graham, American actor, director, composer, lyricist, and writer (Bob Crane Show, Chico & the Man), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1919-10-11 Art Blakey, drummer (Billy Eckstine Band, Jazz Messengers), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1919-11-17 Hershy Kay, composer/arranger (Olympic Hymn), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1920-01-15 John J "Cardinal" O'Connor, Roman Catholic Archbishop of NY, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1920-02-17 Paul Fetler, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1920-08-29 Joseph Lesniewski, American Easy Company, soldier in 101st Airborne, born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)

Person of interestStan Musial

1920-11-21 Stan Musial, American MLB outfielder (St Louis Cardinal, 7 times NL bat champ), born in Donora, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1920-12-13 Donald "Don" Taylor, American director and actor (Father's Little Dividend, Escape from the Planet of the Apes), born in Freeport, Pennsylvania (d. 1998)
  • 1921-01-12 Leo Smit, pianist/composer, born in Philadelphi, Pennsylvania
  • 1921-01-31 Mario Lanza [Alfredo Arnold Cocozza], Italian-American actor and singer (Great Caruso, Toast of New Orleans), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1959)
  • 1921-02-20 Mervin Shiner, American country singer, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • 1921-02-20 Joseph A. Walker, American experimental physicist, WWII and NASA test pilot (1st spaceplane flights to edge of outerspace), born in Washington, Pennsylvania (d. 1966)
  • 1921-03-12 Ralph Shapey, composer (Fantasy, Rituals), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1921-05-25 Kitty Kallen, singer ("Little Things Mean a Lot"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1921-08-28 Nancy Kulp, American actress (The Beverly Hillbillies, The Aristocats, Shane), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1921-08-30 Angelo Dundee [Angelo Mirena], boxing trainer and cornerman (Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, George Foreman), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1921-09-24 Jim McKay, sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1921-10-29 Edward "Ed" Kemmer, American actor (Space Patrol, Lux Video Theatre), born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)

Person of interestCharles Bronson

1921-11-03 Charles Bronson, American actor (Magnificent Seven, Death Wish, Dirty Dozen), born in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)

Person of interestRoy Campanella

1921-11-19 Roy Campanella, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (NL MVP 1951,53,55 Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1922-01-17 Nicholas Katzenbach, lawyer (US Attorney General), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1922-01-20 Ray Anthony, Bentleyville, Pennsylvania, American orchestra leader (Ray Anthony Show, Peter Gunn Theme)
  • 1922-04-22 Lou Stein, pianist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1922-05-10 Nancy Walker, American actress (Rhoda, McMillan & Wife), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1922-05-14 Richard Deacon, American actor (Dick Van Dyke Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)
  • 1922-06-17 Jerry Fielding, composer (Lively Ones, Hogan's Heroes), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1922-09-27 Arthur Penn, director (Miracle Worker, Bonnie & Clyde), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1922-12-10 Allen Dwight Sapp, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)

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