Pennsylvania in History (Part 9)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 1,275

  • 1943-09-08 Adelaide C. Eckardt, American politician, born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Marty Schottenheimer

1943-09-23 Marty Schottenheimer, American football coach (Cleveland Browns, KC Chiefs; NFL Coach of Year 2004, San Diego Chargers), born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (d. 2021)

  • 1943-11-13 Jay Sigel, American golfer (US Amateur C'ship 1982-83), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • 1943-11-20 Veronica Hamel, American actress (Hill Street Blues - "Joyce Davenport"; 79 Park Ave), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-01-09 Ian Hornak, American artist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • 1944-05-24 Patti LaBelle [Holte], American pop, R&B, and disco singer (LaBelle - "Lady Marmalade"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-06-09 23 puppies (record litter), born to Lena, a foxhound in Ambler, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-06-12 Linda Foster, American actress (Doris-Hank), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-06-13 Joe Amato, NHRA top fuel drag racing champion (1991), born in Exeter, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-06-23 Rosetta Hightower, American pop singer (The Orlons - "Don't Hang Up"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (d. 2014)
  • 1944-07-11 Bill Boggs, American TV host (Midday), and producer (Morton Downey Jr Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-07-26 Kiel Martin, American actor (Hill Street Blues - "Det. LaRue"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • 1944-08-15 Thomas J. Murphy Jr., American politician (57th Mayor of Pittsburgh), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-08-25 Pat Martino [Azzara], American jazz guitarist (DownBeat Guitar Player of the Year, 2004), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2021)
  • 1944-11-07 Julian Christopher, American actor (Jerry-Magician), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-11-21 Earl "the Pearl" Monroe, NBA basket ball guard, 1967-80, 4X All-Star (NY Knicks, Baltimore Bullets), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-12-09 Bob O'Connor, American politician (Mayor of Pittsburgh, 2006), born in Greenfield, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • 1945-01-06 Allen Appel, American novelist, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-01-09 John Doman, American actor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-04-04 Walter Charles, American actor (Fletch Lives, Weeds), born in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-04-06 Neal Boortz, American radio host (The Neal Boortz Show), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

August Wilson

1945-04-27 August Wilson, American playwright (Fences, Pulitzer 1987), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)

  • 1945-04-29 Tammi Terrell [Thomasina Montgomery], American singer ("Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - duet with Marvin Gaye), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1970)
  • 1945-04-30 Annie Dillard, American writer (An American Childhood), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-05-02 Randy Cain, American soul singer (4 Gents;; Delfonics - "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)

Robert Munsch

1945-06-11 Robert Munsch, Canadian children's author (The Paper Bag Princess, Love You Forever), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • 1945-06-26 Barry Schrader, American electronic muscic composer, born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-07-09 Dean Koontz, American sci-fi author (Star Quest, Beastchild), born in Everett, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-08-26 Tom Ridge, American politician, (1st US Secretary of Homeland Security, Rep-R-Pennsylvania), born in Munhall, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-09-09 Dee Dee Sharp [Dione Larue], American R&B singer (I Love You Anyway), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-09-19 David Bromberg, American bluegrass-folk-rock-jazz singer, songwriter, and musician (Demon in Disguise; "The Holdup"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-11-13 John B. Craig, American diplomat, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-11-27 Randy Brecker, American jazz and fusion trumpeter (Brecker Brothers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-03-29 Bruce Weber, American fashion photographer and director (Broken Noses), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-04-08 Stuart Pankin, American comedian (Striptease, Congo, Earl-Dinosaurs), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-04-24 Bruce Stuart Saylor, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Reggie Jackson

1946-05-18 Reggie Jackson, American Baseball HOF right fielder (14 x MLB All Star; World Series 1972, 73 [MVP], 74, 77 [MVP], 78; AL MVP 1973; Oakland A's, NY Yankees,), born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania

  • 1946-06-28 Bruce Davison, American actor (Capt Wyler-Hunter, Willard, High Risk), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-07-04 Ed O'Ross, American actor (Full Metal Jacket), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-07-12 Sian Barbara Allen, American actress (Scream Pretty Peggy), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-07-16 Richard LeParmentier, American actor (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1946-09-24 Carson Van Osten, American musician and comic strip writer (Disney), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • 1946-10-11 Daryl Hall [Hohl], American rocker, soul singer and songwriter (Hall & Oates - "Sara Smile"; "She's Gone"), born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-10-13 Lacy J. Dalton, American country singer ("Crazy Blue Eyes"), born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania [1]
  • 1946-10-27 Terry J. Hart, American astronaut (STS 41C), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-10-30 Lynne Marta, American actress (Love American Style), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-12-15 Art Howe, American baseball infielder (Houston Astros) and manager (Houston Astros, Oakland A's, NY Mets), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-12-23 Tony Craig [Kulasa], American actor (That Boy Next Door), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1947-01-05 Mercury Morris, American football player, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1947-01-20 Stephen A. Schwarzman, American CEO of The Blackstone Group & Chairman of President Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum, born in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
  • 1947-05-24 Mike Reid, American country singer ("Walk On Faith"), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania
  • 1947-06-08 Joan La Barbara, American vocalist and composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pete Maravich

1947-06-22 "Pistol" Pete Maravich, American NBA star (Atlanta Hawks), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania (d. 1988)

  • 1947-07-02 Ervin Hall, 100m hurdler (Olympic silver 1968), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1947-07-06 Lance Clemons, American baseball player (Kansas City Royals), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1947-07-22 Curt Weldon, American politician (Rep-R-Pennsylvania 1987-2007), born in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania
  • 1947-09-19 Larry Brown, American NFL runningback (3rd to rush over 4,000 yards), born in Clairton, Pennsylvania
  • 1947-11-13 Gene Garber, American baseball player, born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-01-05 Thom Mooney, American rocker (Nazz), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania


1948-02-14 Teller [Raymond Joseph Teller], American magician (Penn & Teller) and illusionist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 1948-02-19 Byron K. Lichtenburg, American astronaut (STS 9, STS 45), born in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-02-19 John Minton [Big John Studd], American pro wrestler (Royal Rumble 1989), born in Butler, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • 1948-02-19 Mark Andes, American rock bassist (Spirit, 1968-74, 84, 89; Firefall, 1976-79; Heart, 1982-92), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-02-28 Willie Donnell Smith, American fashion designer (WilliWear), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • 1948-03-30 Justin Deas, American actor (As The World Turns, Santa Barbara), born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-05-18 Joe Bonsall, American country singer (Oak Ridge Boys - "Elvira"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-06-02 Albert Innaurato, playwright/director (Age in Soho), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-06-22 Todd Rundgren, American rock singer-songwriter ("We Gotta Get You A Woman"; "Hello It's Me"; "Bang The Drum All Day"), multi-instrumentalist and producer (The Tubes; XTC; Grand Funk Railroad), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-07-06 Tom Curley, American media executive (President of the Associated Press), born in Easton, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-08-21 Robert Hazard [Rimato], American singer-songwriter ("Girls Just Want to Have Fun"; "Escalator of Life"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1948-09-01 James Rebhorn, PA, actor (White Collar, Homeland), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1948-10-06 Glenn Branca, American avant-garde composer and guitarist, born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-12-23 Jack Ham, American football player (Steelers), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1949-01-03 Gary Lavelle, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1977, 83; SF Giants), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1949-03-29 Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (Brecker Brothers), born in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1949-05-07 Kathy Ahern, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1972), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1949-05-31 Steven Kampmann, American actor (Kirk-Newhart), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1949-07-30 Joyce Jones, American soul singer (First Choice), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1949-08-02 James Fallows, American writer and journalist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1949-08-30 Ted Ammon, American financier and investment banker, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)

Richard Gere

1949-08-31 Richard Gere, American actor (Breathless, Cotton Club, Pretty Woman), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 1949-10-13 Tom Mees, American sports broadcaster, born in Springfield, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1949-12-06 Linda Creed, American singer and songwriter ("The Greatest Love Of All"; "You Make Me Feel Brand New"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
  • 1950-02-04 James Dunn, American soul singer (The Stylistics - "Betcha by Golly, Wow"; "You Make Me Feel Brand New"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1950-03-03 Tim Kazurinsky, American comic actor and screenwriter (SNL, 1980-84; Police Academy 2, 3, 4), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1950-03-26 Theodore "Teddy" Pendergrass, American singer (Turn Off the Lights), born in Kingstree, South Carolina (d. 2010)
  • 1950-04-09 Nathan Cook, American actor (Milton-White Shadow, Billy-Hotel), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1988)
  • 1950-04-10 Ken Griffey Sr., American baseball outfielder (3 x MLB All Star; Cincinnati Reds, NY Yankees), born in Donora, Pennsylvania
  • 1950-07-06 Phyllis Hyman, American jazz singer (Prime of My Life), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • 1950-07-26 Paul McHale Jr., American politcian (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • 1950-08-25 Charles Fambrough, American jazz bassist (Jazz Messengers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • 1950-12-08 Dan Hartman, American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer (Edgar Winter Group - "Free Ride; solo- "I Can Dream About You"; James Brown -"Living In America"), born in West Hanover, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • 1950-12-29 Jon Polito, American actor (Fire With Fire, Homicide), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1951-01-23 Michael R. Matz, American horse trainer & equestrian (Olympic silver 1996), born in Collegeville, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-02-02 Alphonso Johnson, American jazz bassist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-03-16 Ray Benson, American country singer (House of Blue Lights), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-03-24 Earl Williams, American-Israeli NBA player, born in Levittown, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-06-30 Stanley Clarke, American Grammy Award-winning jazz-fusion bassist (Return To Forever - "No Mystery"; solo - "School Days"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-07-01 Anne Feeney, American political activist and singer, born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-07-19 Jayson Stark, American sportswriter (The Athletic), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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