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Springfield, MO

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.springfield.mo.us/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.springfieldchamber.com/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.springfieldmo.org/

Population:
151580 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1830

County:
Christian County, Greene County

Founded 1830 by John Polk Campbell, incorporated 18 February 1838 with population 300.

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
Springfield News-Leader

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Kickapoo High School, Springfield, MO
1971
Evangel University
1953
Missouri State University
1905
Drury University
1873

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
O'Reilly Automotive
1957

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ma Barker
Criminal
1872 16-Jan-1935 Matriarch of the Barker-Karpis Gang
J. T. Battenberg III
Business
25-Apr-1943   CEO of Delphi, 1998-2005
Duane Benton
Judge
8-Sep-1950   8th Circuit Court of Appeals
Lucas Grabeel
Actor
23-Nov-1984   High School Musical
Jay Kenneth Johnson
Actor
24-Feb-1977   Days of Our Lives
Herman Keiser
Golf
7-Oct-1914 24-Dec-2003 Winner, 1946 Masters Tournament
Billy Long
Politician
11-Aug-1955   Congressman, Missouri 7th
Horton Smith
Golf
22-May-1908 15-Oct-1963 Winner, 1934 and 1936 Masters Tournaments
Payne Stewart
Golf
30-Jan-1957 25-Oct-1999 Winner of the US Open, 1982 and 1999
Kathleen Turner
Actor
19-Jun-1954   Romancing the Stone

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Birdman of Alcatraz
Criminal
28-Jan-1890 22-Nov-1963 Subject of Burt Lancaster movie
Vito Genovese
Criminal
27-Nov-1897 14-Feb-1969 Genovese crime family
Vincent Gigante
Criminal
29-Mar-1928 19-Dec-2005 Mafia boss, headed the Genovese family
John Gotti
Criminal
27-Oct-1940 10-Jun-2002 The Teflon Don
Mel Hancock
Politician
14-Sep-1929 6-Nov-2011 Congressman from Missouri, 1989-97
Conway Twitty
Country Musician
1-Sep-1933 5-Jun-1993 It's Only Make Believe



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