Pennsylvania in History (Part 7)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 1,286

  • 1928-07-23 Vera Rubin, American astronomer who discovered dark matter, born in Philadelphia, 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
  • 1928-08-10 Eddie Fisher, American singer (Oh My Papa, Lady of Spain), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • 1928-08-17 T.J. [Thomas Jefferson] Anderson, American composer, born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania
  • 1928-08-28 F. William Free, American advertising executive (I'm Cheryl – Fly Me.), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • 1928-10-14 Frank E. Resnik, American business executive (Philip Morris USA), born in Pleasant Unity, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • 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)
  • 1928-11-13 Steve Bilko, American baseball player, born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • 1928-12-04 Dena Dietrich, American actress (Mother Nature in Chiffon margarine), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Person of interestNoam Chomsky

1928-12-07 Noam Chomsky, American linguist (founded transformational grammar), philospher and political activist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Linguist and Author Noam Chomsky
Linguist and Author
Noam Chomsky
  • 1929-02-21 Henry Kloss, American audio engineer (acoustic loudspeaker), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • 1929-03-16 Edwin London, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1929-04-04 William F. Clinger Jr., American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, born in Warren, Pennsylvania
  • 1929-04-11 Lawrence Coughlin, American lawyer and politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 1929-05-07 Babe Parilli, American football player, born in Rochester, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1929-06-03 Chuck Barris, TV game show producer and host (Gong Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1929-06-17 Michael L. Strang, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Colorado), born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1929-06-20 Edith Windsor [née Schlain], American LGBT rights activist (lead plaintiff in United States v. Windsor), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1929-07-04 Chuck Tanner, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in New Castle, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • 1929-08-07 Richard T. Schulze, American politician (Rep-R-PA, 1975- ), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestArnold Palmer

1929-09-10 Arnold Palmer, American golfer (7 major titles; US Masters 1958, 60, 62, 64), born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)

  • 1929-09-17 Patricia "Pat" Crowley, American actress (Money from Home, There's Always Tomorrow), born in Olyphant, Pennsylvania
  • 1929-10-16 Walt Michaels, American NFL linebacker, coach (5-time Pro Bowl; Cleveland Browns; head coach NY Jets 1977-82), born in Swoyersville, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)

Person of interestGrace Kelly

1929-11-12 Grace Kelly, American actress (Rear Window) and Princess of Monaco, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)

Actress Grace Kelly
Actress
Grace Kelly
  • 1930-02-16 Peggy King, American jazz and pop vocalist, former TV personality and actress (George Gobel Show), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1930-03-17 James Benson Irwin, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1930-04-08 John Bartholomew Tucker, TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island), born in Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1930-04-09 F. Albert Cotton, American chemist, born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1930-04-24 Jerome Callet, American musician and designer of brass instruments, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)
  • 1930-05-08 Alex L. Shigo, Duquesne Pennsylvania, American Biologist and Plant Pathologist known for his study of tree decay and contributions to modern arboricultural practices
  • 1930-06-02 Charles Pete Conrad Jr, USN/astro (Gem 5 11, Ap 12, Skylab 2), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1930-06-12 Barbara Harris, 1st US Episcopal female bishop, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • 1930-07-30 Tony Lip [Frank Anthony Vallelonga], American author and actor (Sopranos, Donnie Brasco, Good Fellas), born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1930-09-04 Jerry Ragovoy, American songwriter and producer (Wonderful Dream), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • 1930-09-13 Jimmy McLane, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1500m 1948), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1930-10-27 Bill George, American NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, LA Rams), born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)
  • 1930-11-04 Dick Groat, American baseball shortstop (NL MVP 1960; MLB All-Star 1959–60, 62–64) and basketball guard (Fort Wayne Pistons), born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1930-11-14 Jay Migliori, saxophonist (Supersax), born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 1930-11-17 David Werner Amram, composer (Splendor in the Grass), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1930-11-27 Joe DeNardo, American Meteorologist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1930-12-02 Gary Becker, American economist (Nobel 1992) and recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom 2007, born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1930-12-13 Robert Prosky, Polish-American actor and comedian (Christine, Thief), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1930-12-16 Bill Young, American politician (Congress, 1993-2013), born in Harmarville, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1930-12-22 Bill Jenkins, American engine builder and drag racer (Motorsports Hall of Fame of America), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1931-05-16 Jack Dodson, American actor (Howard Sprage- "The Andy Griffith Show"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • 1931-05-28 Carroll Baker, American actress (Andy Warhol's Bad, Babydoll, Harlow), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1931-06-15 Bernice Gera, first woman umpire in US pro baseball, born in Ernest, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1931-07-10 Nick Adams [Nicholas Aloysius Adamshock], American actor (Johnny Yuma-Rebel), born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)
  • 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, College/Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker (10 x Pro Bowl; 8 x First-team All-Pro; NFL C'ship 1953, 57; Detroit Lions) and coach (Detroit Lions 1967-72), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1932-01-23 Bud Shuster, American politician (Rep-R-PA, 1973- ), born in Glassport, 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
  • 1932-04-20 Gerry Granahan, American rocker (Dickey Doo & The Dont's), born in Pittston, Pennsylvania
  • 1932-04-21 Elaine May, American comedienne, writer and 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)
  • 1932-05-29 Paul R. Ehrlich, American biologist and author who founded the group Zero Population Growth, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1932-06-17 John Murtha, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania), born in New Martinsville, West Virginia (d. 2010)
  • 1932-06-27 Anna Moffo, American soprano (Adventurers), born in Wayne, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • 1932-07-14 Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier, American actor, minister, and former professional American football player (Pennsylvania State University), born in Cuthbert, Georgia
  • 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 (d. 1979)

  • 1932-09-14 Joshua Culbreath, American 400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Norristown, 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, American actor and director (Sanford & Son, Bob Newhart), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1932-11-08 Ben Bova, American sci-fi author (Exiled from Earth), 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], American 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)
  • 1933-09-17 Pat Crowley, American actress (Please Don't Eat the Daisies), born in Olyphant, Pennsylvania
  • 1933-09-25 Hubie Brown, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach, broadcaster (2-time NBA Coach of the Year), born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania
  • 1933-11-04 Tito Francona, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1961), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • 1933-12-04 Dick Ricketts Jr., American basketball center (# 1 overall pick 1955 NBA draft St. Louis Hawks) and baseball pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania (d. 1988)
  • 1934-01-16 Marilyn Horne, American mezzo-soprano, born in Bradford, Pennsylvania
  • 1934-03-14 Shirley Scott, American swing and blues organist (with Stanley Turrentine), born In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • 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)
  • 1934-12-05 Art Davis, American bassist (A Time Remembered), born in Hamburg, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1934-12-10 Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist (Nobel 1975), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • 1935-01-12 Ron Harper, American actor (Wendy & Me, Planet of the Apes), born in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania

Person of interestSally Jessy Raphael

1935-02-25 Sally Jessy Raphael, American TV talk show host (Sally), born in Easton, Pennsylvania

TV Talk Show Host Sally Jessy Raphael
TV Talk Show Host
Sally Jessy Raphael
  • 1935-03-13 Don Nute, American actor, born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1935-03-17 Adam Wade, American singer & actor (The Writing On The Wall), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1935-04-16 Bobby Vinton, singer (Roses are Red, Blue on Blue), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1935-04-22 Paul Chambers, American jazz bassist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)
  • 1935-05-25 Cookie Gilchrist, American football fullback (AFL All Star 1962-65; AFL MVP 1962; CFL All Star 1956-60), born in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • 1935-06-03 Ted Curson [Theodore], Jazz Trumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)

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