Pennsylvania in History (Part 6)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 948

  • 1931-08-01 Lucien Blackwell, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania), born in Whitsett, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • 1931-09-12 Kristin Hunter, African-American author (God Bless the Child), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1931-09-29 Eddie Barth [Edward Bartholetti], American actor and voiceover artist nicknamed "Mr. Gravel" for his raspy vocals (Shaft, Simon & Simon), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • 1931-09-29 Joseph M. McDade, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania, 1963-1999), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1932-01-19 Joe Schmidt, NFL Hall of Fame linebacker (Detroit Lions) and coach, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1932-02-11 Jerome Lowenthal, pianist/prof (Jerusalem Academy of Music), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1932-02-18 Duane Michals, American photographer (Sequences, The journey of the spirit after death), born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania
  • 1932-04-21 Elaine May, American comedienne/writer/actress (New Leaf, Primary Colors), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1932-04-27 Chuck Knox, American NFL coach (Rams, Bills, Seahawks), born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • 1932-06-27 Anna Moffo, American soprano (Adventurers), born in Wayne, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • 1932-07-16 Dick [Richard Lewis] Thornburgh, 76th United States Attorney General (1988-91) and 41st Governor of Pennsylvania, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1932-07-25 Paul J. Weitz, American test pilot and NASA astronaut (Skylab 2, STS 6), born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)

Person of interestTed Cassidy

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

  • 1932-09-18 Jack Mullaney, American actor (My Living Doll, It's About Time), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)
  • 1932-11-04 Noam Pitlik, actor and director (Sanford & Son, Bob Newhart), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1932-11-14 Ramon Zupko, American composer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1933-03-12 Barbara Feldon, American actress (Agent 99-Get Smart), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1933-03-31 Shirley Jones, American actress (Partridge Family, Elmer Gantry), born in Smithton, Pennsylvania
  • 1933-04-05 Frank Gorshin, American comedian and impersonator (Riddler-Batman), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • 1933-04-19 Jayne Mansfield [Vera Jane Palmer], US actress (The Girl Can't Help It), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)

Person of interestJohnny Unitas

1933-05-07 Johnny Unitas, NFL quarterback (Balt Colts, San Diego); one of the greats, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas
  • 1933-06-12 Eddie Adams, American photographer (photograph of execution of a Viet Cong soldier, Pulitzer Prize 1969), born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1934-03-22 Orrin Hatch, politician (Sen-R-UT, 1977- ), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1934-04-05 Stanley Turrentine, American jazz saxophonist (Wonderland), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2000)
  • 1934-04-12 Charlie Robertson, American politician (mayor of York, Pennsylvania 1994-2002), born in York, Pennsylvania, (d. 2017)
  • 1934-04-28 Lois Duncan, American young adult novelist (I Know What You Did Last Summer), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1934-05-04 Pete Barbutti, American comedian (Garry Moore Show), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1934-12-01 Billy Paul [Paul Williams], American singer (Me & Mrs Jones), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1935-03-13 Don Nute, American actor, born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1935-03-17 Adam Wade, singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1935-04-16 Bobby Vinton, singer (Roses are Red, Blue on Blue), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1935-06-03 Ted Curson [Theodore], Jazz Trumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1935-07-02 Ed Bullins, playwright, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1935-09-05 Werner Erhard, American author and lecturer (founded EST), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1935-10-04 Eddie Applegate, American actor (Patty Duke Show), born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)

Person of interestPeter Boyle

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

  • 1935-11-13 Tom Atkins, American actor (Escape from New York), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1935-11-22 Michael Callan, [Calinieff], actor (Peter-Occasional Wife), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1935-12-06 George Williams, soul singer (the Tymes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1936-02-04 David Brenner, American stand-up comedian and TV talk show host (Nightlife) known as a pioneer of observational comedy, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1936-04-30 Robert "Bobby" Gregg, American drummer and record producer (Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1936-05-22 George H. Heilmeier, American engineer (helped invent LCD displays), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1936-06-08 James Darren, American actor (TJ Hooker, Diamond Head, Venus in Furs), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestWilt Chamberlain

1936-08-21 Wilt Chamberlain, American College & Basketball Hall of Fame center (13-time All Star), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1936-08-23 Rudy Lewis, American rocker (Drifters), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)
  • 1936-08-24 William J. Coyne, American politician (Rep-D-Pennsylvania, 1981-2003), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1936-09-03 John Olver, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts), born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania
  • 1936-11-21 James DePreist, American conductor (Mitropolos 1964), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1937-01-22 Joseph Wambaugh, American police writer ("The Onion Fields"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1937-02-18 Alan Johnson, American 3-time Emmy Award winning choreographer (Springtime for Hitler, West Side Story), born in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • 1937-04-02 Paul Kanjorski, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
  • 1937-07-10 Sandy Stewart, American singer (Sing Along With Mitch, Mr President), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestBill Cosby

1937-07-12 Bill Cosby, American actor and comedian (Cosby Show, I Spy, Leonard Part 6), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
  • 1937-09-15 Cynthia Anzolut, LPGA golfer, born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1938-02-01 Sherman Hemsley, actor (All in the Family, Jeffersons, Amen), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1938-02-06 Ellsworth Milburn, American composer and educator (Menil Antiphons), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1938-04-26 Maurice Williams, American rocker (Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • 1938-07-10 Lee Morgan, American hard-bop trumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1972)
  • 1938-08-04 Ellen Schrecker, American college professor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1938-12-11 McCoy Tyner, US jazz pianist (John Coltrane Quartet), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1939-01-10 Bill Toomey, decathelete (Olympic gold 1968), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1939-04-22 Jason Miller, actor and writer (Exorcist, Light of Day), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1939-06-08 Herb Adderley, NFL hall of famer (Packers, Cowboys), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1939-06-12 Francis McCloskey, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana (1983-95), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • 1939-07-01 Frank Parker, American actor (Days of our Lives, Never Too Young), born in Darby, Pennsylvania
  • 1939-07-04 Ed Bernard, American actor (Joe-Police Woman, Jim-White Shadow), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1939-09-10 Mother Flawless Sabrina [Jack Doroshow], American LGBT activist, drag queen and pioneer for transgender people and drag queens, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1939-10-12 Carolee Schneemann, American performance artist, born in Fox Chase, Philadelphia

Person of interestMike Ditka

1939-10-18 Mike Ditka, NFL coach and tight-end (Bears, Cowboys, NFL rookie year 1961), born in Carnegie, Pennsylvania

NFL Head Coach Mike Ditka
NFL Head Coach
Mike Ditka

Person of interestF. Murray Abraham

1939-10-24 F. Murray Abraham, American actor (All the President's Men and Amadeus), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • 1939-11-01 Barbara Bosson, actress (Fay-Hill St Blues, Hooperman), born in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
  • 1939-11-09 Paul Cameron, American psychologist and sex researcher, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1939-11-29 Meco [Domenico Monardo], musician and producer (Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk), born in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1940-05-04 Dick Curl, American offensive coordinator coach (Barcelona Dragons), born in Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1940-07-26 Mary Jo Kopechne, American political campaign specialist and Ted Kennedy's car passenger, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)
  • 1940-08-22 George Reinholt, actor (Steve-Another World, One Life to Live), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1940-08-23 Richard Sanders, American actor (Les Nessman -WKRP), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1940-09-18 Frankie Avalon [Francis Avallone], American actor and singer (Beach Party, Venus), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1941-01-26 Scott Glenn, actor (Right Stuff, Personal Best, Backdraft), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1941-01-31 Len Chappell, American NBA forward (All Star 1964), born in Portage, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • 1941-04-03 Carl Boenish, American father of BASE jumping, born in New Castle, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)
  • 1941-05-10 Danny Rapp, rocker (Danny & Juniors), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1941-06-22 Ed Bradley, Journalist and CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1941-07-03 Gloria Allred, American feminist and civil rights attorney, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1941-08-23 Gloria Ehret, American LPGA golfer, born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • 1941-08-28 Paul Peter Plishka, American operatic bass (Bronx Botanical Gardens), born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania
  • 1941-10-03 Chubby Checker [Ernest Evans], American singer-songwriter (The Twist, Limbo Rock), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1942-01-10 Jim Croce, rock vocalist (Time in a Bottle) (d. 1973), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1942-03-08 Richard "Dick" Allen, American baseball player (AL MVP 1972), born in Wampum, Pennsylvania
  • 1942-04-26 Bobby Rydell, rock singer (Wild One, Bye Bye Birdie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1942-05-01 Stephen Macht, American actor (Joe-Knots Landing, Cagney & Lacey), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1942-06-12 Len Barry [Leonard Borisoff], American rocker (1-2-3-Dovells), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1942-06-21 Marg Margolies-Mezvinsky, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • 1942-08-29 John Heuser, American electron microscopist, born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1942-09-11 Gerome Ragni, American playwright and songwriter (Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)

Person of interestJoe Biden

1942-11-20 Joe Biden, American politician (Vice President: 2009-2017), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania

47th Vice President of the United States Joe Biden
47th Vice President of the United States
Joe Biden
  • 1942-11-22 Guion Bluford, Col USAF, NASA astronaut (STS 8, 61A, 39, 53) 1st African American in space, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1943-01-14 Holland Taylor, actress (Bossom Buddies, Camilla-Naked Truth), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1943-02-03 Blythe Danner, actress (Butterflies are Free), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1943-02-06 Fabian [Fabiano Anthony Forte], American vocalist (Turn Me Loose, Tiger), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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