Pennsylvania in History (Part 4)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 1,286

  • 1898-08-13 Regis Toomey, American actor (Burke's Law, Petticoat Junction), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1898-08-24 Malcolm Cowley, American author (Flowering of New England), born in Belsano, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • 1898-11-09 Leonard Carmichael, American Psychologist and secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1953-64), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • 1899-01-07 Kenneth Thomson, American character actor (Broadway Melody, Little Giant), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • 1899-05-03 Aline MacMahon, American actress (Backdoor to Heaven), born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1899-05-17 Ralf Harolde, American actor (Framed, Smart Money, Tip-off), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)
  • 1899-08-29 Lyman Lemnitzer, United States Army Marine Corps general (WWII), born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania (d. 1988)
  • 1899-09-15 Milton S Eisenhower, Dwight's brother/pres (Pennsylvania State)
  • 1900-02-06 Roy Smeck, American musician, born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • 1900-04-26 Hack Wilson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (MLB single season record 191 RBI 1930), born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania (d. 1948)
  • 1900-06-09 Fred Waring, American musician and conductor (name behind the Waring Blender), born in Tyronne, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)
  • 1900-08-30 Franklin Clark Fry, American minister (Lutheran World Relief), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)
  • 1900-09-07 Emerson Treacy, American actor (California Straight Ahead, Prowler), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • 1900-09-24 Ham Fisher, American comic strip writer and cartoonist (Joe Palooka), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 1955)
  • 1901-01-01 Century Milstead, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Yale; NFL C'ship 1927, NY Giants), born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)
  • 1901-02-22 Mildred Davis, American actress (Grandma's Boy), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)
  • 1901-06-22 Jack Whiting, American actor and singer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1961)
  • 1901-07-21 Allyn Joslyn, American actor (They Won't Forget, Cafe Society), born in Milford, Pennsylvania (d. 1981)

Person of interestMargaret Mead

1901-12-16 Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (Coming of Age in Samoa, Thoughts & Female), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)

Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead
Cultural Anthropologist
Margaret Mead
  • 1902-01-30 Elise Cavanna, American actress (Pharmacist, Dentist, Barber Shop), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)
  • 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)
  • 1902-10-05 Larry Fine, American actor and comedian (3 Stooges), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
  • 1902-10-25 Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1902-10-25 Eddie Lang [Salvatore Massaro], American jazz guitarist known as the "father of jazz guitar", born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1933)
  • 1903-03-06 Elizabeth Becker-Pinkston, American platform diver (Olympic gold 1924 and 1928), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)

Person of interestRed Grange

1903-06-13 Harold "Red" Grange, American "Galloping Ghost" of football (University of Illinois, Chicago Bears), born in Forksville, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)

NFL Legend Red Grange
NFL Legend
Red Grange
  • 1903-06-18 Jeanette MacDonald, American actress and singer (When I'm Calling You), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)
  • 1903-07-26 Donald Voorhees, American conductor (Bell Telephone Hour), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • 1903-09-17 Dolores Costello, American actress (Little Lord Fauntleroy), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1979)
  • 1903-10-13 Patsy Moran, American actress (Children of the Wild), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)
  • 1903-10-25 Harry Shoulberg, American expressionist painter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • 1903-12-16 Hardie Albright, American actor (Silver Streak, Scarlet Letter), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
  • 1903-12-22 Haldan Keffer Hartline, American biophysicist (Nobel 1967), born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1983)
  • 1903-12-28 Earl "Fatha" Hines, American jazz pianist and bandleader (Deep Forest), born in Duquesne, Pennsylvania (d. 1983)
  • 1904-03-20 B F Skinner, American psychologist (Skinner Box), born in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • 1904-04-20 George Stibitz, American mathematician and scientist, born in York, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • 1904-04-29 Russ Morgan, American orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)
  • 1904-10-09 Carl Parrish, American composer, born in Plymouth, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)
  • 1904-12-11 Marge, American cartoonist (created Little Lulu), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • 1905-01-24 J. Howard Marshall [James Howard Marshall II), American businessman and husband of Anna Nicole Smith, born in Germantown, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • 1905-03-02 Marc Blitzstein, composer (Cradle Will Rock), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1905-03-28 Pandro S. Berman, American film producer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1905-05-06 Bernard "Toots" Shor, New York restaurateur (Toots Shor's Restaurant), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1977)
  • 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)
  • 1905-11-19 Tommy Dorsey, American trombonist and big band leader (Opus No. 1; I'll Never Smile Again), born in Mahanoy Plane, Pennsylvania (d. 1956)
  • 1906-07-18 Clifford Odets, American dramatist (1961 Award of Merit-Golden Boy), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)

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
  • 1906-12-24 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)
  • 1907-02-03 James A. Michener, American author (Tales of the South Pacific, Hawaii), born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania (d. 1997)
  • 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
  • 1907-06-11 Paul Mellon, American philanthropist (Washington National Gallery of Art), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1907-06-18 Benny Payne, pianist (Billy Daniels Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1907-09-09 Leon Edel, American biographer (Henry James: A Biography 1953–1972 - Pulitzer 1963), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1997)
  • 1907-09-14 Cecil Brown, American war correspondent (worked closely with Edward R. Murrow during WW II), born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • 1907-10-14 Allan Jones, American actor and singer (A Day at the Races, Showboat), born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1907-12-24 I. F. Stone, American journalist (IF Stone's Weekly), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • 1908-01-25 Howard Wendell, American actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Murder Your Wife), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)

Person of interestJames Stewart

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

  • 1908-07-03 Robert B. Meyner, American politician (44th Governor of New Jersey), born in Easton, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • 1908-09-15 Penny Singleton, American actress (Blondie) and voice actress (Jane-Jetsons), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • 1908-11-04 Anthony Warde, American actor (Dangers of the Canadian Mounted, Buck Rogers, Black Widow), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
  • 1908-11-18 Imogene Coca, American comedienne (Your Show of Shows, Grindl), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 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)
  • 1909-06-23 Sam Parks Jr., American golfer (US Open 1935), born in Bellevue, Pennsylvania (d. 1997)
  • 1909-07-12 "Curly" Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • 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
  • 1910-07-05 Robert K. Meston, American sociologist (functionalism), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • 1910-08-15 Hugo Winterhalter, American composer, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • 1910-08-16 Mae Clarke [Violet Mary Klotz], American actress (Frankenstein, Waterloo Bridge), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 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)
  • 1910-11-06 Arthur Cohn, American composer and writer on music, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1998)
  • 1910-12-04 Alex North [Isadore Soifer], American composer (Spartacus, Viva Zapata), born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1911-01-30 Hugh Marlowe [Hipple], American 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)
  • 1911-05-13 Maxine Sullivan [Marietta Williams], American jazz vocalist and performer (Going Places), born in Homestead, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • 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)
  • 1911-10-24 Nathaniel Wyeth, American chemist and inventor (created PET plastic beverage bottle), born in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • 1911-11-20 Jean Shiley, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1932), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1998)

Person of interestBroderick Crawford

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

  • 1912-03-14 Les Brown, American big band leader (His Band of Renown - "Sentimental Journey"), born in Reinerton, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 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
  • 1912-06-11 William Baziotes, American painter (abstract expressionist), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)
  • 1912-06-19 Martin Gabel, TV host (With this Ring), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1912-06-25 William T. Cahill, American politician, 46th Governor of New Jersey (1970-74), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 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)

Person of interestGene Kelly

1912-08-23 Gene Kelly, American actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way) and dancer (Singin' in the Rain), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)

Actor and Dancer Gene Kelly
Actor and Dancer
Gene Kelly

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