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Akron, OH

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.akron.oh.us/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.greaterakronchamber.org/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.visitakron-summit.org/

Population:
217074 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1825

County:
Summit County

Founded 1825 by Simon Perkins, Commissioner of the Ohio Canal Fund.

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Akron Beacon Journal

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Akron
1870

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
A. Schulman
1928
Goodyear
1898
First Energy
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
James E. Akins
Diplomat
15-Oct-1926 15-Jul-2010 US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 1973-75
Lola Albright
Actor
20-Jul-1925   Lord Love a Duck
Anthony J. Alexander
Business
c. 1951   CEO of FirstEnergy
Cliff Battles
Football
1-May-1910 28-Apr-1981 NFL Hall-of-Famer
David Allan Coe
Country Musician
6-Sep-1939   Take This Job and Shove It
Stephen Curry
Basketball
14-Mar-1988   Golden State Warriors
Thomas A. Dattilo
Business
c. 1951   CEO of Cooper Tire & Rubber, 2000-06
John Dean
Government
14-Oct-1938   Nixon's White House Counsel
Rita Dove
Poet
28-Aug-1952   7th US Poet Laureate, 1993-95
Hugh Downs
Journalist
14-Feb-1921   20/20
Angie Everhart
Actor
7-Sep-1969   Redhead model turned actor
John F. Fiedler
Business
1938   CEO of BorgWarner, 1995-2003
Leonard K. Firestone
Business
10-Jun-1907 24-Dec-1996 US Ambassador to Belgium, 1974-77
Trent Ford
Actor
16-Jan-1979   How to Deal
Lanny Griffith
Lobbyist
13-Aug-1951   Lobbyist, Barbour Griffith & Rogers
Howard Hewett
Singer
1-Oct-1955   Former Shalamar vocalist
Chrissie Hynde
Musician
7-Sep-1951   Lead singer, The Pretenders
LeBron James
Basketball
30-Dec-1984   King James
Jim Jarmusch
Film Director
22-Jan-1953   Permanent Vacation
Melina Kanakaredes
Actor
23-Apr-1967   Det. Bonasera on CSI: NY
Jani Lane
Singer
1-Feb-1964 11-Aug-2011 Lead singer of Warrant
Harley Lappin
Government
c. 1956   Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Marian Mercer
Actor
26-Nov-1935 27-Apr-2011 Nancy Beebe on It's a Living
Dan Moldea
Journalist
27-Feb-1950   Muckraker
Vaughn Monroe
Singer
7-Oct-1911 21-May-1973 Racing with the Moon
Mark Mothersbaugh
Musician
18-May-1950   Devo
Thurman Munson
Baseball
7-Jan-1947 2-Aug-1979 Yankees catcher, killed in plane crash
Ara Parseghian
Football
10-Mar-1923   Head Coach, Notre Dame, 1964-74
Jaroslav Pelikan
Historian
17-Dec-1923 13-May-2006 The Christian Tradition
William D. Perez
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Wrigley
Gary Pinkel
Football
27-Apr-1952   Missouri Head Coach
Robert Quine
Guitarist
30-Dec-1942 31-May-2004 Sonic punk rock guitarist
Willard Van Orman Quine
Philosopher
25-Jun-1908 25-Dec-2000 Two Dogmas of Empiricism
Judith Resnik
Astronaut
5-Apr-1949 28-Jan-1986 Challenger astronaut
Sydne Rome
Actor
17-Mar-1951   What?
Michael D. Rose
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Holiday Inn, 1981-90
Thomas C. Sawyer
Politician
15-Aug-1945   Congressman from Ohio, 1987-2003
John F. Seiberling
Politician
8-Sep-1918 2-Aug-2008 Congressman from Ohio, 1971-87
Richard E. Smalley
Chemist
6-Jun-1943 28-Oct-2005 Co-Discovered fullerines
Nate Thurmond
Basketball
25-Jul-1941   NBA Hall of Famer
Charles R. Williamson
Business
1948   CEO of Unocal, 2001-05
Ray Wise
Actor
29-Aug-1947   Leland Palmer from Twin Peaks

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Benjamin F. Goodrich
Business
4-Nov-1841 3-Aug-1888 Founder of Goodrich Corporation
Herman Keiser
Golf
7-Oct-1914 24-Dec-2003 Winner, 1946 Masters Tournament
Rudy Ray Moore
Actor
17-Mar-1937 19-Oct-2008 Dolemite
Denny Shute
Golf
25-Oct-1904 13-May-1974 Winner of 3 Majors



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