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Phila - Notable Historical Events

Cy YoungMay 5, 1904

Byron NelsonJun 12, 1939

Betsy RossMay 26, 1941

Thomas DeweyJun 24, 1948

Leo DurocherJul 16, 1948

Bill RussellNov 16, 1957

Wilt ChamberlainMar 14, 1960

Pete RoseJul 27, 1984

Charles BarkleyJun 17, 1992

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Phila - Historical Events
Date Event
1683-10-06

13 Mennonite families from Germany found Germantown Pa (Phila)

1703-11-24

1st Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner at Phila

1752-09-01

Liberty Bell arrives in Phila

1759-12-13

1st music store in America opens (Phila)

1773-02-26

Construction authorized for Walnut St jail (Phila) (1st solitary)

1775-04-14

1st abolitionist society in US organizes in Phila

1783-05-30

Benjamin Tower of Phila publishes 1st daily newspaper in US

1787-05-25

Constitutional convention opens at Phila, G Washington presiding

1787-08-06

Constitutional Convention in Phila begans debate

1791-03-11

Samuel Mulliken, Phila, is 1st to obtain more than 1 US patent

1792-12-15

1st life insurance policy issued in US (Phila)

1794-02-14

1st US textile machinery patent granted, to James Davenport, Phila

1796-03-28

Bethel African Methodist Church of Phila is 1st US-African church

1800-01-02

Free black community of Phila petitions Congress to abolish slave

1807-05-22

Townsend Speakman 1st sells fruit-flavored carbonated drinks (Phila)

1809-06-10

1st US steamboat to a make an ocean voyage leaves NY for Phila

1809-07-31

1st practical US railroad track (wooden, for horse-drawn cars), Phila

1810-02-01

1st insurance co managed by blacks (American Insurance Co of Phila)

1816-04-09

African Methodist Episcopal Church organizes (Phila)

1829-07-04

Cornerstone laid for 1st US mint (Chestnut & Juniper St, Phila)

1830-09-15

1st National Negro Convention begins in Phila

1831-06-06

2nd national black convention (Phila)

1832-06-04

3rd national black convention meets (Phila)

1833-06-03

4th national black convention meets (Phila)

1833-12-04

American Anti-Slavery Society formed by Arthur Tappan in Phila

1846-06-05

Telegraph line opens between Phila & Balt

1847-05-07

American Medical Association organizes (Phila)

1849-12-21

1st US skating club formed (Phila)

1858-03-23

Streetcar patented (E A Gardner of Phila)

1858-03-30

Pencil with attached eraser patented (Hyman L Lipman of Phila)

1859-05-31

Phila A's organize to play "town ball" became baseball 20 years later

1861-02-05

Kinematoscope patented by Coleman Sellers, Phila

1869-06-09

Charles Elmer Hires sells his 1st root beer (Phila)

1871-10-30

Phila Athletics beat Chicago for 1st Natl Association baseball pennant

1872-06-05

Republican National Convention meets (Phila)

1874-07-30

1st baseball teams to play outside US, Boston-Phila in British Isles

1876-04-01

1st official NL baseball game (Boston-6, Phila-5)

1876-04-02

Philadelphia A's & Boston Red Caps play 1st NL game, in Phila

1876-04-22

1st NL game, Boston Braves beat Phila Athletics 6-5

1876-04-22

Phila Nationals Wes Fisler scores baseball's 1st run

1876-06-14

1st player to hit for cycle (George Hall, Phila Athletics)

1876-06-27

1st NLer to get 6 hits in 9 inn game (Dave Force, Phila Athletics)

1876-12-07

NY Mutuals & Phila A's expelled from NL for not completing sked

1880-02-12

US National Croquet League organizes (Phila)

1883-02-23

American Anti-Vivisection Society organized (Phila)

1883-05-01

Baseball returns to Phila, 1st NL game since 1876

1887-09-15

Phila celebrates 100th anniversary of US Constitution

1888-08-07

Theophilus Van Kannel of Phila patents revolving door

1889-12-14

American Academy of Political & Social Science organized, Phila

1891-07-08

61°F, highest temp for July 1891, in Baltimore & Phila

1901-05-08

In their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Phila 12-4

1902-06-09

1st Automat restaurant opens (818 Chestnut St, Phila)

1902-11-21

1st night football game, Phila Athletics beats Kanaweola AC, 39-0

1902-11-21

Baseball's Phila Athletics & Phillies form pro football teams, joining Pitts Stars in 1st attempt at a National Football League

1902-12-28

1st indoor pro football game, Syracuse beats Phila 6-0 (Madison Square Garden, NYC)

1903-04-27

1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out, Phila A's win 6-0

1904-05-05

Cy Young of Boston pitches perfect game against Phila A's (3-0)

1905-07-04

Phila A's beat Boston Red Sox 4-2 in 20 inning game

1905-07-22

Phila Athletic's Weldon Henley no-hits St Louis Browns, 6-0

1905-08-15

Phila A's Rube Waddell no-hits St Louis Browns, 2-0 in 5 innings

1905-10-09

Phila A's meet Giants in World Series, Giants win 3-0

1905-10-14

NY Giants beats Phila A's, 4 games to 1 in 2nd World Series

1906-05-08

Phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs

1906-09-03

Phila Giants win Negro Championship Cup in Phila before 10,000 fans

1906-10-22

3000 blacks demonstrate & riot in Phila

1907-06-21

13th US Golf Open: Alec Ross shoots a 302 at Phila Cricket Club PA

1907-10-05

Phila A's Rube Vickers no-hits Wash Senators, 4-0 in 5 inning game

1908-05-10

1st Mother's Day observed (Phila)

1908-07-29

St Louis Browns Rube Waddell strikes out 16 Phila Athletics

1908-09-20

Chicago White Sox Frank Smith 2nd no-hitter, beats Phila 1-0

1910-06-13

Pilot Charles Hamilton makes 1st 1-day round-trip from NY to Phila

1910-06-18

16th US Golf Open: Alex Smith shoots a 298 at Phila Cricket Club PA

1910-10-23

Phila A's beat Chicago Cubs 4 games to 1 in 7th World Series

1911-05-19

Phila Athletics are 12½ games back in AL, & will win World Series

1911-10-26

Phila A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 8th World Series

1912-09-06

NY Giant Jeff Tesreau no-hits Phila, 3-0

1912-09-11

Phila A's Eddie Collins steals 6 bases in 1 game

1913-10-11

Phila A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 1 in 10th World Series

1914-10-13

Boston Braves sweep Phila A's, 1st sweep in World Series history

1916-08-26

Phila A's Bullet Joe Bush no-hits Cleve, 5-0

1918-03-02

NY Yankees purchase 1st baseman George Burns from Detroit Tigers & immediately trades him to Phila A's

1918-05-15

1st airmail postal service (NY, Phila & Wash DC)

1920-11-25

1st Thanksgiving Parade (Phila)

1923-09-04

NY Yankee Sad Sam Jones no-hits Phila A's, 2-0

1923-09-07

Boston Red Sox Howard Ehmke no-hits Phila A's, 4-0

1925-06-15

Phila As go into bottom of 8th inning trailing 15-4, then score 13 times to defeat Cleveland 17-15

1928-11-02

Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st Symphony, L Stokovski premieres in Phila

1929-10-14

Phila A's beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1 in 26th World Series

1930-07-25

Phila Athletics triple steal in 1st & 4th innings vs Cleveland

1930-09-18

Phila A's win AL championship for 2nd year in a row

1930-10-01

World Series opens at Phila's Shibe Park, Phila A's beat St Louis 5-2

1930-10-08

Phila A's beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 2 in 27th World Series

1931-01-08

Phila Quakers set then NHL record of 15 straight loses

1931-01-10

Phila Quakers defeat Montreal, ends NHL-record 15-game losing streak

1931-08-23

Phila A's Lefty Grove, loses 1-0 (Browns) after winning 16 straight

1931-09-15

Phila A's clinch pennant, beating Cleveland

1931-10-10

St Louis Cards beat Phila A's, 4 games to 3 in 28th World Series

1932-07-31

Cleveland Municipal Stadium opens-Phila A's beat Indians 1-0

1934-03-20

Female Babe Didrickson pitches hitless inning for Phila A's in exhibition game against Brooklyn Dodgers

1934-12-03

KYW-AM in Chicago Ill moves to Phila Penn

1935-04-27

Yanks pull a 1st inning triple-play & beat Phila A's 9-8

1935-12-04

1,200 at St Joseph's College (Phila) enroll in anticommunism class

1936-09-13

Cleve Bob Feller strikes out then record 17 in a game (vs Phila A's)

1937-08-29

Phila A's Bob Johnson is 2nd to get 6 RBIs in an inning (1st)

1938-06-30

Final game at Phila's Baker Bowl, Giants beat Phils 14-1

1938-07-04

1st game at Shribe Park, Phila; Braves beat Phillies 10-5

1938-11-08

1st black woman legislator, Crystal Bird Fauset of Phila

1939-05-16

1st AL night game, Phila Shribe Park (Indians 8, Athletics 3 in 10)

1939-06-12

43rd US Golf Open: Byron Nelson shoots a 284 at Phila CC in Phila

1941-05-26

American Flag House (Betsy Ross' Home) given to city of Phila

1943-08-24

Phila A's drop AL record tying 20th game in a row, win the 2nd game

1943-12-05

NFL Phila Eagle-Pitts Steeler merger disolves

1944-01-10

1st mobile electric power plant delivered, Phila

1945-07-21

Detroit Tigers & Phila A's play 24 inning 1-1 tie

1945-09-09

Phila A's Dick Fowler no-hits St Louis Brown, 1-0

1946-01-11

Bert Bell becomes 2nd NFL commissioner, moves Chicago HQ to Phila

1947-04-22

1st NBA Championship: Phila Warriors beat Chicago Stags, 4 games to 2

1947-07-10

Cleveland Indian Don Black no-hits Phila A's, 3-0

1947-09-03

Phila A's Bill McCahan no-hits Wash Senators, 3-0

1948-04-21

2nd NBA Championship: Balt Bullets beat Phila Warriors, 4 games to 2

1948-06-15

1st night game at Briggs Stadium: Detroit Tigers beat Phila A's

1948-06-24

Republican Natl Convention in Phila nominates NY gov Thomas Dewey

1948-07-15

Pres Harry Truman nominated for another term (Phila)

1948-07-16

Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Phila, NY Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott & Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager

1949-08-21

Phila fans cause A's to forfeit game when they riot over a trapped line drive by Rich Ashburn, Giants leading 4-2 in 9th declared winners

1950-09-15

Longest game in Phila's Shribe Park, Phils beat Reds 8-7 in 19

1950-09-16

Cleveland Browns (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, beat Phila 35-10)

1950-09-23

Phila A's Joe Astroth is 4th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)

1950-12-03

Cleveland Browns last NFL team with no-pass game (beat Phila 13-7)

1951-06-15

1st coml electronic computer dedicated Phila

1951-09-29

1st color telecast of football game on network, Phila (CBS)

1951-12-02

Phila sets NFL record of 25 1st-downs rushing

1952-03-18

1st plastic lens for cataract patients fitted (Phila)

1952-07-08

19th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 in 5 at Shibe Park, Phila

1952-11-12

Phila A's pitcher Bobby Shantz wins AL MVP

1953-05-06

Brown's Bobo Holloman 1st major league start, no-hits Phila A's, 6-0

1953-09-13

Pitcher Bob Trice is 1st black to play on Phila A's

1953-11-04

Eddie Joost succeeds Jimmy Dykes as the manager of Phila A's

1954-09-26

A's defeats Yanks 8-6 in last game franchise will play in Phila

1954-10-17

Phila Eagle Adrian Burk passes for 7 touchdowns vs Wash (49-21)

1954-10-28

Major league owners vote down sale of A's to a Phila syndicate

1955-01-14

Heitor Villa-Lobos' 8th Symphony, premieres in Phila

1957-11-16

Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Phila 111-89

1958-12-05

Phils drop plans for NY sportcast as Yanks threat to do same in Phila

1960-03-14

Wilt Chamberlain (Phila) sets NBA playoff record of 53 points

1961-04-03

Connie Mack Stadium in Phila is sold to J Schleifer Properties

1961-12-09

Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs NY

1961-12-18

Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 78 points vs LA

1962-02-17

Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs St Louis

1962-02-26

Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs NY

1964-11-03

Phila voters approve $25 million to build a new sports stadium

1967-04-24

21st NBA Championship: Phila 76ers beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 2

1967-05-16

Phila voters approve a $13 million bond issue to build a new stadium

1967-12-16

Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila 76ers scores 68 points vs Chicago

1968-07-05

Phila 76'ers trade Wilt Chamberlain to LA Lakers

1970-08-29

Black Panthers confront cops in Phila (1 cop killed)

1970-11-02

Cleveland Cavaliers lose by biggest margin-54 pts (Phila 141-87)

1971-01-25

Phila mint's 1st trial strike of Eisenhower dollar

1971-03-19

Phila 76ers outscore Cincinnati Royals 90-8 in 1 half

1971-04-10

1st baseball game at Phila's Veterans Stadium, Phils beat Expos 4-1

1972-05-16

Greg Luzinski's 500' HR hits Liberty Bell monument in Phila Vet

1972-10-02

Ron Johnson becomes 1st NY Giant to score 4 TDs (vs Phila)

1974-05-06

Smallest attendance at Phila's Veterans Stadium (4,149)

1974-05-19

Stanley Cup: Phila Flyers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2

1975-05-27

Stanley Cup: Phila Flyers beat Buffalo Sabres, 4 games to 2

1976-01-20

29th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-5 at Phila

1976-04-03

Phila Flyers win record tying 20th straight NHL home game

1976-05-16

Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Phila Flyers in 4 games

1976-07-13

47th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Veterans Stadium, Phila

1976-10-20

NY Nets Julius "Dr J" Erving sold to Phila 76ers

1977-06-05

31st NBA Championship: Port Trailblazers beat Phila 76er, 4 games to 2

1980-01-07

Minn ends Phila Flyers' NHL record 35 game unbeaten streak ends

1980-05-16

34th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Phila 76ers, 4 games to 2

1980-05-24

Stanley Cup: NY Islanders beat Phila Flyers, 4 games to 2

1981-04-05

Phila Flyers amass a record 2,621 penalty minutes

1981-09-25

Rolling Stones begin their 6th US tour (JFK Stadium, Phila)

1982-01-27

Phila trades Larry Bowa & Ryne Sandberg to Cubs for Ivan DeJesus

1982-06-08

36th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Phila 76ers, 4 games to 2

1983-05-31

37th NBA Championship: Phila 76ers sweep LA Lakers in 4 games

1983-07-17

1st USFL championship (Mich Panthers beats Phila Stars 24-22)

1983-08-30

WKBC-TV (channel 48) ends broadcasting in Phila

1983-10-19

Phila Flyers begin 13 NHL game win streak

1983-11-17

Phila Flyers win 13th straight NHL game

1984-01-02

Wilson Goode, sworn-in as Phila's 1st black mayor

1984-01-08

Wash Caps Bengt Gustafsson scores 5 goals to beat Phila 7-1

1984-03-09

Phila 76'ers block 20 Seattle shots tying NBA regulation game record

1984-07-27

Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,053rd career single (vs Phila)

1984-09-26

Phila's Juan Samuel sets record for steals by a rookie with his 72nd

1985-02-16

Largest NBA crowd to date, 43,816, sees Phila at Detroit

1985-05-30

Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Phila Flyers, 4 games to 1

1986-02-15

44,180 largest NBA crowd to date-Phila at Detroit

1986-11-14

FCC issues Notice Of Apparent Liability to WYSP Phila

1987-02-14

53,745 largest NBA crowd to date-Phila at Detroit

1987-05-31

Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Phila Flyers, 4 games to 3

1987-09-17

Phila celebrates 200th anniversary of Constitution

1988-10-20

"Les Miserables," opens at Forrest Theatre, Phila

1989-06-08

Pirates score 10 in 1st (their best inning since 1942), prompts Pirate broadcaster Jim Rooker to say he would walk from Pitts to Phila if Pirates lost, Phillies beat them 15-11, Rooker walks at end of season

1990-03-07

3 passengers killed & 162 injured as subway train derails (Phila)

1990-08-03

For 3rd time in 1990 a no-hitter is broken up with 2 outs in 8th inning. Doug Drabek of Pitts still beats Phila 11-0

1990-09-25

"Les Miserables" opens at Forrest Theatre, Phila

1991-03-18

Phila '76ers retires Wilt Chamberlain's #13 jersey

1991-07-15

Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle is 1st woman to officiate a men's pro basketball (USBL) game, game between New Haven Skyhawks & Phila Spirit

1991-11-10

Browns set club record for largest lead blown (led 23-0), Phila 32-30

1992-01-18

43rd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 10-6 at Phila

1992-06-17

Phila 76ers trade Charles Barkley to Phoenix Suns

1992-10-18

Phila Eagle Randall Cunningham sets NFL QB scramble record of 3,683

1995-03-01

37th Grammy Awards: All I Want to Do, Streets of Phila, Sheryl Crow

1995-06-13

NJ Devils beat Phila Flyers, to go to their 1st Stanley Cup finals

1996-06-12

3 Phila Fed Court judges overturn US indecency ban on internet

1996-07-09

67th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Veterans Stadium, Phila

1997-06-07

Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep the Phila Flyers

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Phila - Notable Birthdays

Connie MackDec 22, 1862

Jacqueline SusannAug 20, 1918

Bill CosbyJul 12, 1937

Richard GereAug 31, 1949

Julius ErvingFeb 22, 1950

Tom HanksJul 9, 1956

Ron HextallMay 3, 1964

Eric LindrosFeb 28, 1973

Phila - Birthdays
Date Event
1760-02-14

Richard Allen, Phila, 1st black ordained by Methodist-Episcopal church

1787-12-10

Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, Phila, pioneer of educating the deaf

1793-12-15

Henry Charles Carey, Phila, economist (Principles of Poli Economy)

1809-01-15

Cornelia Connelly, Phila, founder (Society of the Holy Child Jesus)

1862-12-22

Connie Mack, East Brookfield, Massachusetts, HOF baseball executive/manager (Phila A's 1900-1950), (d. 1956)

1864-11-19

George Barbier, Phila, actor (Tarzan's Revenge, Wife vs Secretary)

1874-03-14

Mary Carr, Phila, actress (Forbidden Trail, Pack Up Your Troubles)

1878-04-28

Lionel Barrymore, [Blythe], Phila, actor (Free Soul, Dr Kildare)

1879-08-15

Ethel Barrymore, Phila, actress (Constant Wife, Corn is Green)

1880-01-28

Mary Boland, Phila, US, comedienne/actress (Ruggles of Red Gap)

1880-01-29

W C Fields, [William Claude Dukenfield], Phila, actor (Bank Dick)

1880-02-21

Frank Orth, Phila Pa, actor (Boston Blackie, Brothers)

1882-02-15

John Barrymore, [Blythe], Phila, actor (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde)

1882-09-30

George Bancroft, Phila, actor (Underworld)/wife of Octavia Brooke

1883-01-10

Florence Reed, Phila, silent film actress (Dancing Girl)

1884-02-10

Herbert Hordern, cricketer (pioneering leggie for Aust & Phila)

1885-08-15

Mary Nash, Troy NY, actress (Phila Story, Till the Clouds Roll By)

1886-11-09

Ed Wynn, [Isaiah Edwin Leopold], Phila Pa, comedian (Ed Wynn Show)

1887-07-02

Marcel Tabuteau, Compiègne France, oboist (Phila Orch 1915-54)

1888-08-12

Marion Lorne, Phila, actress (Strangers on a Train, Girl Rush)

1890-01-10

Douglas MacLean, Phila, silent film comedian/producer (Going Up)

1893-06-25

Charlotte Greenwood, Phila, actress (Oklahoma, Moon over Miami)

1893-09-29

Fabien Sevitzky, Vishny Volotchok Russia, conductor (Phila Orch)

1894-03-05

Henry Daniell, London, actor (Camille, Phila Story, Body Snatchers)

1895-05-14

Lew Lehr, Phila, comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One)

1896-08-24

Phil Baker, Phila, comedian (Who's Whose)

1897-04-19

Vivienne Segal, Phila, Broadway actress (Pal Joey)

1898-08-01

Morris Stoloff, Phila, violinist (Picnic, Pal Joey)

1899-11-18

Eugene Ormandy, [Blau], Budapest Hungary, conductor (Phila Orch)

1900-09-07

Emerson Treacy, Phila, actor (California Straight Ahead)

1901-06-22

Jack Whiting, Phila Pa, actor/singer (Marge & Gower Champion Show)

1902-02-17

Marian Anderson, Phila, operatic contralto (banned by D.A.R.)

1903-06-18

Jeanette MacDonald, Phila, American actress and singer (When I'm Calling You), (d. 1965)

1904-12-31

Nathan Milstein, Odessa Russia, concert violinist (Phila Orch 1942)

1905-03-02

Marc Blitzstein, Phila Pa, composer (Cradle Will Rock)

1905-09-19

Betty Garde, Phila, actress (Aggie-Real McCoys)

1905-10-10

Jane Winton, Phila, actress (Hell's Angel, Patsy, Don Juan)

1906-09-15

Penny Singleton, Phila Pa, voice (Jane Jetsons)/actress (Blondie)

1907-02-20

Malcolm Atterbury, Phila, actor (Jonas-Thicker than Water, Apples Way)

1907-03-31

Eddie Quillan, Phila, actor (Julia, Hell Town)

1907-04-11

Paul Douglas, Phila Pa, actor (Adventure Theater, Clash by Night)

1907-06-18

Benny Payne, Phila, pianist (Billy Daniels Show)

1907-08-16

Mae Clarke, [Klotz], Phila, actress (Frankenstein, Waterloo Bridge)

1908-11-18

Imogene Coca, Phila, comedienne (Your Show of Shows, Grindl)

1909-08-26

Frank Gasparro, Phila Pa, US chief engraver (1965-81)

1910-08-16

Mae Clarke, Phila, actress (Frankenstein, Nana, Parole Girl)[or 1907]

1911-01-30

Hugh Marlowe, Phila Pa, actor (Ellery Queen)

1912-05-18

Richard Brooks, Phila, director (Blackboard Jungle, In Cold Blood)

1912-06-19

Martin Gabel, Phila, TV host (With this Ring)

1912-08-01

Henry Jones, Phila Pa, actor (Phyllis, Falcon Crest, Gun Shy)

1912-08-04

David Raksin, Phila Penns, composer (Modern Times)

1914-01-10

Polly Rowles, Phila Pa, actress (Aunt Laurie-Jamie)

1914-03-07

Morton DaCosta, Phila, director (Island of Love, Music Man)

1915-02-13

Lyle Betther, Phila, actor (Harry-Grand Jury, Lone Ranger)

1915-06-06

Vincent Persichetti, Phila Pennsylvania, composer (Sibyl)

1915-09-04

Dick Thomas, Phila Pa, TV host (Village Barn)

1916-07-28

Laird Cregar, Phila, actor (Charley's Aunt, Hangover Square)

1917-07-19

Robert Aitken, Phila, Zen co-founder (Diamond Sangha)

1917-10-30

Ruth Hussey, Providence RI, actress (Another Thin Man, Phila Story)

1918-03-14

Dennis Patrick, Phila, actor (Dear Dead Delilah, Dallas, Rituals)

1918-07-06

Eugene List, Phila Penn, pianist/prof (Eastman School of Music)

1918-08-20

Jacqueline Susann, Phila Pa, author (Valley of the Dolls), (d. 1974)

1919-08-26

Ronny Graham, Phila Pa, actor (Bob Crane Show, Chico & the Man)

1920-01-15

John J "Cardinal" O'Connor, Phila, Roman Catholic Archbishop of NY

1921-01-12

Leo Smit, Phila Penn, pianist/composer

1921-01-31

Mario Lanza, Phila, actor/singer (Great Caruso, Toast of New Orleans)

1921-03-12

Ralph Shapey, Phila, composer (Fantasy, Rituals)

1921-05-10

Nancy Walker, Phila, Bounty ads/actress (Rhoda, McMillan & Wife)

1921-09-24

Jim McKay, Phila Pa, sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports)

1922-04-22

Lou Stein, Phila Pa, pianist (Tonight! America After Dark)

1922-04-27

Jack Klugman, Phila (Oscar-Odd Couple, Quincy, Goodbye Columbus), (d. 2012)

1922-09-27

Arthur Penn, Phila, director (Miracle Worker, Bonnie & Clyde)

1922-12-25

Kitty Kallen, Phila Pa, singer (Judge For Yourself)

1922-12-31

Joan McCracken, Phila Pa, actress (Claudie Story of a Marriage)

1923-04-29

Irvin Kershner, Phila, director (Never Say Never Again)

1924-03-24

Norman Fell, Phila, actor (Mr Roper-3's Company, The End, Graduate)

1924-05-18

Jack Whitaker, Phila Pa, sportscaster (ABC, CBS)

1924-06-25

Sidney Lumet, Phila, director (Group, Pawnbroker, Fail Safe)

1924-09-20

James Galanos, Phila, fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1959)

1925-02-14

Elliot Lawrence, Phila, orchestra leader (Guide Right, Howard Cosell)

1925-05-01

Chuck Bednarik, Penn, NFL hall of fame center/linebacker (Phila)

1925-06-25

Robert Venturi, Phila, architect (Levittown NY, Las Vegas)

1926-01-20

David Eugene Tudor, Phila Penn, composer

1926-08-14

Buddy Greco, Phila Pa, jazz singer (Away We Go, Broadway Open House)

1927-02-02

Stan Getz, Phila, jazz tenor saxophonist (Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey)

1927-04-16

Peter Mark Richman, Phila Pa, actor (Andrew-Dynasty)

1927-10-07

Al Martino, Phila, singer (Here in My Heart)/actor (Godfather)

1928-08-10

Eddie Fisher, Phila Pa, singer (Oh My Papa, Lady of Spain)

1929-06-03

Chuck Barris, Phila, TV game show producer/host (Gong Show) [or 6/2]

1930-06-02

Charles Pete Conrad Jr, Phila, USN/astro (Gem 5 11, Ap 12, Skylab 2)

1930-06-21

Mike McCormack, NFL offensive tackle (NY Yankees, Cleveland, Phila)

1930-12-13

Robert Prosky, Phila, actor (Christine, Sgt Jablonski-Hill St Blues)

1931-04-07

Donald Barthelme, Phila Pa, writer (Snow White, Sadness)

1931-09-29

Eddie Barth, Phila, actor (Shaft, Simon & Simon)

1932-02-11

Jerome Lowenthal, Phila, pianist/prof (Jerusalem Academy of Music)

1932-11-04

Noam Pitlik, Phila Pa, actor/director (Sanford & Son, Bob Newhart)

1934-12-01

Billy Paul, Phila, singer (Me & Mrs Jones)

1935-07-02

Ed Bullins, Phila, playwright

1935-09-05

Werner Erhard, Phila, founded EST

1935-11-22

Michael Callan, [Calinieff], Phila, actor (Peter-Occasional Wife)

1936-06-08

James Darren, Phila, actor (TJ Hooker, Diamond Head, Venus in Furs)

1937-07-10

Sandy Stewart, Phila Pa, singer (Sing Along With Mitch, Mr President)

1937-07-12

Bill Cosby, Phila, actor/comedian (I Spy, Cosby, Leonard Part 6)

1938-02-01

Sherman Hemsley, Phila, actor (All in the Family, Jeffersons, Amen), (d. 2012)

1939-01-10

Bill Toomey, Phila Pa, decathelete (Olympic-gold-68)

1939-06-08

Herb Adderley, Phila, NFL hall of famer (Packers, Cowboys)

1939-07-04

Ed Bernard, Phila, actor (Joe-Police Woman, Jim-White Shadow)

1940-03-28

Kevin Loughery, NBA star/coach (Balt, Phila)

1940-08-22

George Reinholt, Phila, actor (Steve-Another World, One Life to Live), (d. 2013)

1940-09-18

Frankie Avalon, Phila, actor (Beach movies)/singer (Venus)

1940-10-14

Jesse Carlyle Snead, Hot Springs VA, PGA golfer (1972 Phila Classic)

1941-05-10

Danny Rapp, Phila, rocker (Danny & Juniors)

1941-06-22

Ed Bradley, Phila, CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes)

1942-04-26

Bobby Rydell, Phila Pa, rock singer (Wild One, Bye Bye Birdie)

1942-05-01

Stephen Macht, Phila Pa, actor (Joe-Knots Landing, Cagney & Lacey)

1942-11-22

Guion Steward Bluford Jr, Phila, Col USAF/astr (STS 8, 61A, 39, 53)

1943-01-14

Holland Taylor, Phila, actress (Bossom Buddies, Camilla-Naked Truth)

1943-02-03

Blythe Danner, Phila PA, actress (Butterflies are Free)

1943-02-14

Robert J Murphy Jr, Brooklyn NY, PGA golfer (1968 Phila Classic)

1943-11-20

Veronica Hamel, Phila, actress (Joyce-Hill St Blues, 79 Park Ave)

1944-05-24

Patti LaBelle, [Holt], Phila Pa, singer (LaBelle-Lady Marmalade)

1944-07-11

Bill Boggs, Phila, TV host/producer (Midday, Morton Downey Jr Show)

1944-11-07

Jim Watkins, Phila, actor (Jerry-Magician)

1944-11-21

Earl "the Pearl" Monroe, Phila Pa, NBA Guard (NY Knicks, Balt Bullets)

1945-02-04

David Brenner, Phila, comedian/TV talk show host (Nightlife)

1945-09-19

David Bromberg, Phila, musician (Demon in Disguise)

1945-11-27

Randy Brecker, Phila, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears)

1946-04-08

Stuart Pankin, Phila, comedian (Striptease, Congo, Earl-Dinosaurs)

1946-06-28

Bruce Davison, Phila, actor (Capt Wyler-Hunter, Willard, High Risk)

1946-10-30

Lynne Marta, Phila Pa, actress (Love American Style)

1947-07-02

Ervin Hall, Phila, 100m hurdler (Olympic-silver-1968)

1948-02-14

... Teller, Phila, magician (Penn & Teller)

1948-05-18

Joe Bonsall, Phila, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)

1948-06-02

Albert Innaurato, Phila, playwright/director (Age in Soho)

1949-05-31

Steven Kampmann, Phila, actor (Kirk-Newhart)

1949-08-13

Bobby Clarke, Manitoba, NHL player/coach (Phila Flyer)

1949-08-31

Richard Gere, Phila Pa, actor (Breathless, Cotton Club, Pretty Woman)

1950-02-22

Julius Erving, Nassau County New York, ABA/NBA forward (Virg Squirers, NY Nets, Phila 76ers)

1950-03-26

Teddy Pendergrass, Phila, singer (Turn Off the Lights)

1950-04-09

Nathan Cook, Phila Pa, actor (Milton-White Shadow, Billy-Hotel)

1950-12-29

Jon Polito, Phila, actor (Fire With Fire, Homicide)

1951-03-16

Ray Benson, Phila Pa, country singer (House of Blue Lights)

1951-06-30

Stanley Clarke, Phila, rock bassist (New Barbarians-Find Out Hideaway)

1951-12-31

Michael Allen Bantom, Phila, basketball player (Olympic-silver-1972)

1952-06-04

Parker Stevenson, Phila Pa, actor (Falcon Crest, Stroker Ace)

1952-10-04

Anita Luceete Defrantz, Phila Pa, rower (Olympic-bronze-1976)

1952-10-20

Melanie Mayron, Phila, actress (30 Something, Car Wash, Missing)

1953-01-24

Brian Matthews, Phila, actor (Burning)

1953-10-27

Robert Picardo, Phila, actor (Frame Up, Gremlins 2)

1954-03-23

Moses Malone, NBA center (Atlanta Hawks, Milw Bucks, Phila '76ers)

1954-07-09

Debbie Sledge, Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)

1954-10-29

Herman Ronald Frazier, Phila, 400m/4x400m runner (Olympic-gold-1976)

1955-08-04

Andrew M Allen, Phila Pa, Captain USMC/astronaut (STS 46, 62, 75)

1955-12-02

Dennis Christopher, Phila, actor (Breaking Away, California Dreaming)

1956-05-17

Bob Saget, Phila, comedian (Full House, America's Funniest Home Video)

1956-07-09

Tom Hanks, Concord California, actor (Bossom Buddies, Forrest Gump, Phila)

1956-09-08

Maurice Cheeks, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Phila '76ers)

1956-09-13

[Joan] Joni Sledge, Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)

1957-03-24

Scott J Horowitz, Phila Pa, PhD/Capt USAF/astronaut (STS 75, 82)

1957-08-21

Kim Sledge, Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)

1958-07-08

Kevin Bacon, Phila Pa, actor (Diner, Footloose, She's Having a Baby)

1958-09-19

Kevin Hooks, Phila, actor (Sounder, Aaron Loves Angela)

1958-09-30

Marty Stuart, Phila Miss, country singer (Hillbilly Rock)

1958-10-18

Kjell Samuelsson, Tyngsryd Swe, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers)

1959-01-06

Kathy Sledge, Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)

1960-03-09

Linda Fiorentino, Phila, actress (Jade, Last Seduction, Moderns)

1960-07-21

Matt Mulhern, Phila, actor (Biloxi Blues)

1960-08-10

Antonio Banderas, Malaga Spain, actor (Phila, Evita, Mambo Kings)

1960-09-22

Joan Jett, Phila, singer (Blackhearts-I Love Rock 'n Roll)

1960-12-22

Tyrell Biggs, Phila, super HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1984)

1961-03-15

Terry Cummings, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks, Phila 76ers)

1961-06-23

LaSalle Thompson, NBA forward/center (Phila 76ers)

1961-10-29

Joel Otto, Elk River MN, NHL center (Phila Flyers, Team USA Oly-1998)

1963-03-27

Ed Pinckney, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)

1963-04-04

Dale Hawerchuk, Toronto, NHL center (Phila Flyers)

1963-11-05

Andrea McArdle, Phila, actress (Annie)

1964-05-03

Ron Hextall, Brandon Manitoba, NHL goalie (Phila Flyers, NY Islanders)

1964-06-11

Kim Gallagher, Phila, 800m runner (Olympic-silver-1984)

1964-07-29

Lisa Peluso, Phila, actress (Search for Tomorrow, Ava-Loving)

1964-09-18

Holly Robinson, Phila, actress (21 Jump Street)

1965-02-17

Clayton Prince, Phila, actor (Hairspray, Reuben-Another World)

1965-06-01

Dan Quinn, Ottawa, NHL center (Phila Flyers)

1966-02-14

Petr Svoboda, Most Cze, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Oly-gold-1998)

1966-02-23

John Druce, Peterborough, NHL right wing (Phila Flyers, LA Kings)

1967-02-21

Leroy Russel Burrell, Phila, long jumper (Olympics-96)

1967-06-21

Derrick Coleman, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)

1967-07-31

Tony Massenburg, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)

1967-11-05

Steve Wagner, Phila, field hockey goalkeeper (Olympics-96)

1967-11-13

Randi Ingerman, Phila Pa, actress (Trade Winds)

1967-12-03

Greg Sutton, NBA guard (Phila 76ers)

1967-12-18

Bob Corkum, Salisbury, NHL center (Phila Flyers)

1968-01-03

Kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa)

1968-02-19

Rob Dimaio, Calgary, NHL right wing (Phila Flyers)

1968-03-05

Shjon Podein, Rochester, NHL left wing (Phila Flyers)

1968-03-21

Scott Williams, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)

1968-04-15

Stacey Williams, Phila Penn, model (SI Swimsuit 1996)

1968-06-15

Demtra Hampton, Phila, model (Garda)

1968-07-24

John P Navin Jr, Phila, actor (Joey Elliot-Jennifer Slept Here)

1968-09-06

Gene Patrick, Phila, actor (Gemini: Twin Stars)

1968-09-09

Jonathan A Drummond Jr, Phila, 4X400m runner (Olympics-silver-96)

1968-12-12

Tatianna, Phila Pa, spanish singer (Baile Commigo, Chicad de Hoy)

1968-12-30

Sean Higgins, NBA guard/forward (Phila 76ers, Portland Trailblazers)

1969-04-09

Timothy Young, Phila, rower (Olympics-silver-1996)

1969-05-19

Richard Dumas, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)

1969-06-01

Erin Hartwell, Phila, time trial cyclist (Olymp-bronze/silver-92, 96)

1969-06-14

Eric Desjardins, Rauyn Quebec, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Canada)

1969-06-30

Jim Montgomery, Montreal, NHL center (Phila Flyers)

1969-08-03

Doug Overton, NBA guard (Phila 76ers, Denver Nuggets)

1970-03-12

Rex Walters, NBA guard (Phila 76ers, Miami Heat)

1970-03-25

Shawn Antoski, Brantford, NHL left wing (Phila Flyers)

1970-04-30

Debbie D, Phila Pa, actress (Attack of Vampire Mermaid)

1970-05-04

Dawn Staley, Phila, basketball guard (Olympics-gold-96)

1970-06-09

Russ Romaniuk, Winnipeg, NHL left wing (Phila Flyers)

1970-08-09

Rod Brind'amour, Ottawa, NHL center (Phila Flyers, Team Canada 98)

1970-09-08

Clarence Weatherspoon, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)

1970-09-26

Trevor Ruffin, NBA guard (Phila 76ers)

1970-10-14

Jim Jackson, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, Phila 76ers)

1970-12-05

Kevin Haller, Trochu, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers)

1971-01-30

Trent Klatt, Robbinsdale, NHL right wing (Phila Flyers)

1971-02-27

Ivan Robinson, Phila Pa, US boxer (Olympic-92)

1971-04-18

Dan Kordic, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers)

1971-06-18

Nathan Morris, [Alex Vanderpool], Phila Pa, rapper (Boyz II Men)

1971-12-14

Chris Therien, Ottawa, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers)

1971-12-16

Michael S McCary, [Boss], Phila Pa, rapper (Boyz II Men)

1971-12-18

Neil Little, Medicine Hat, NHL goalie (Phila Flyers)

1972-03-14

Aris Brimanis, Cleveland, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers)

1972-05-04

Ethan Watts, Phila, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96)

1972-05-05

Mikael Renberg, Pitea Swe, NHL right wing (Phila Flyers, TB Lightning)

1972-07-08

Karl Dykhuis, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers)

1972-08-20

Derrick Alston, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)

1972-09-26

Shawn Stockman, [Slim], Phila Pa, rapper (Boyz II Men)

1972-10-02

Aaron McKie, NBA guard (Portland Trail Blazers, Phila 76ers)

1972-11-20

Yanick Dupre, Montreal, NHL left wing (Phila Flyers)

1973-02-28

Eric Lindros, London Ontario, NHL center (Phila Flyers)

1973-04-17

Theo Ratliff, NBA forward/center (Detroit Pistons, Phila 76ers)

1973-04-24

Eric Snow, NBA guard (Phila 76ers, Seattle Supersonics)

1973-04-26

Mark Davis, NBA guard/forward (Phila 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves)

1973-07-29

Wanya Morris, [Squirt], Phila Pa, rapper (Boyz II Men)

1973-09-17

David Reid, Phila, light middleweight boxer (Olympics-gold-96)

1973-11-11

Jason Bowen, Port Alice, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers)

1973-12-19

Kebu Stewart, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)

1974-11-05

Jerry Stackhouse, NBA guard/forward (Detroit Pistons, Phila 76ers)

1975-06-07

Allen Iverson, NBA guard (Phila 76ers)

1975-06-19

Anthony Parker, NBA guard (Phila 76ers)

1976-04-20

Joey Lawrence, Phila Pa, actor (Gimme a Break, Blossom, Summer Rental)

1976-05-23

Kelly Marie Monaco, Phila PA, playmate (April, 1997)

1976-11-07

Zahir Raheem, Phila, bantamweight boxer (Olympics-96)

1977-02-26

Tim Thomas, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)

1978-09-29

Mohini Bhardwaj, Phila, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)

1980-05-11

Matthew Lawrence, Phila, actor (Dynasty, Matthew-Brotherly Love)

Phila - Notable Deaths

Connie MackFeb 8, 1956

Phila - Deaths
Date Event
1785-01-06

Haym Salomon, dies in Phila at 44, helped finance the revolution

1956-02-08

Connie Mack, baseball manager (Phila A's, 1901-50), dies at 93

1958-03-28

Chuck Klein, Phila Phillie HR hitter, dies at 53

1971-06-17

C Christopher Morris, cricketer (brilliant batsman for Phila), dies

1976-12-03

Mary Nash, actress (Phila Story, Till the Clouds Roll By), dies at 91

1985-11-10

Pelle Lindbergh, goalie (Phila Flyers), dies in drunk driving accident

1991-01-24

Lawrence Lott, actor (Real Men, Phila Experiment), dies of AIDS at 40

1991-07-16

Frank Rizzo, (Mayor-D-Phila, 1972-80), dies of a heart attack at 70

1991-11-26

Francois Billetdoux, French author (Word Awake), dies in Phila

1992-06-25

Jerome Brown, defensive tackle (Phila Eagle), dies in car crash at 27


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