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Boston, MA

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.cityofboston.gov/

Chamber of Commerce:
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.bostonusa.com/

Population:
589141 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
7-Sep-1630 (created), 23-Feb-1822 (city)

County:
Suffolk County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Boston Post
Christian Science Monitor
The Boston American
The Boston Globe
The Boston Herald American
The Boston Herald
The Boston Phoenix

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Bunker Hill Community College
1973
Garland Junior College
1947
Berklee College of Music
1945
Wheelock College
1939
Harvard School of Public Health
1922
Emmanuel College Boston
1919
New England School of Law
1908
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
1908
Suffolk University
1906
Wentworth Institute of Technology
1904
Fisher College
1903
Simmons College
1899
Northeastern University
1898
New England College of Optometry
1894
John D. O'Bryant School, Boston, MA
1893
Boston Architectural College
1889
The Winsor School
1886
Emerson College
1880
Massachusetts College of Art
1873
Boston Conservatory
1867
New England Conservatory of Music
1867
Boston College
1863
University of Massachusetts Boston
1852
Boston University
1839
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
1823
Boston Latin School
1635

CIVIC INSTITUTIONS

InstitutionTypeFounded
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Museum
1979
New England Aquarium
Aquarium
1969
Boston Ballet
Ballet
1963
Institute of Contemporary Art Boston
Museum
1936
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Museum
1903
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra
1881
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Museum
1870
Boston Public Library
Library
1848
Boston Museum of Science
Museum
1830

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Bingham McCutchen
2002
Fleet Boston
1999
Napster
1999
NSTAR
1999
Color Kinetics
1997
BankBoston
1996
Leerink Swann & Company
1995
Bain Capital
1984
Au Bon Pain
1978
Thomas H. Lee Partners
1974
Bain & Company
1973
Boston Properties
1970
Boston Consulting Group
1963
Iron Mountain
1951
Sonesta International Hotels
1946
Fidelity Investments
1946
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo
1933
First Boston
1932
Wellington Management Company
1926
MFS Investment Management
1924
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
1913
Goodwin Procter
1912
Bank of Boston
1903
Gillette
1901
Choate, Hall & Stewart
1899
White, Weld & Co.
1895
Arthur D. Little
1886
Cabot
1882
Fish & Richardson
1878
The Boston Company
1867
Hill & Barlow
1865
Ropes & Gray
1865
Hemenway & Barnes
1863
John Hancock Financial
1862
State Street Corporation
1792
Boston Edison
 
Liberty Mutual
 
Sullivan & Worcester
 
Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
 
Houghton Mifflin
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Charles Francis Adams
Diplomat
18-Aug-1807 21-Nov-1886 US Ambassador to the UK, 1861-68
Charles Francis Adams IV
Business
2-May-1910 5-Jan-1999 Former president of Raytheon
Charles Francis Adams, Jr.
Business
27-May-1835 20-May-1915 President of Union Pacific, 1884-90
Henry Adams
Historian
16-Feb-1838 28-Mar-1918 The Education of Henry Adams
Roger Adams
Chemist
2-Jan-1889 6-Jul-1971 Organic chemist at Illinois
Samuel Adams
Politician
27-Sep-1722 2-Oct-1803 Brewer led the Boston Tea Party
Charles Adler
Actor
2-Oct-1956   Voice of Buster Bunny
John F. Akers
Business
28-Dec-1934   CEO of IBM, 1986-93
Jane Alexander
Actor
28-Oct-1939   The Ring
Frederick Lewis Allen
Journalist
5-Jul-1890 13-Feb-1954 Editor of Harpers, 1941-53
John Amaechi
Basketball
26-Nov-1970   Only openly gay ex-NBA player
Ed Ames
Singer
9-Jul-1927   Try to Remember
Robert Anderson
Diplomat
6-Jan-1922 5-Apr-1996 US Ambassador to Morocco, 1976-78
Richard Armitage
Government
26-Apr-1945   US Deputy Secretary of State, 2001-05
Jeff Bagwell
Baseball
27-May-1968   Former 1st Baseman, Houston Astros
Emily Greene Balch
Activist
8-Jan-1867 9-Jan-1961 Peace activist, Nobel Prize recipient
Joanna Barnes
Actor
15-Nov-1934   Goodbye Charlie
Clarence W. Barron
Publisher
2-Jul-1855 2-Oct-1928 Wall Street Journal proprietor, 1903-28
Charlie Bass
Politician
8-Jan-1952   Congressman, New Hampshire 2nd
Emily Morison Beck
Editor
c. 1916 28-Mar-2004 Editor of Bartlett's Quotations
Henry Whitney Bellows
Religion
11-Jun-1814 30-Jan-1882 Unitarian leader, civil reformer
James Bennet
Journalist
28-Mar-1966   Editor-in-Chief of Atlantic Monthly
Nancy Benoit
Wrestling
21-May-1964 22-Jun-2007 Wife, murder victim of Chris Benoit
Ray Benzino
Rapper
1967   Co-Owner of The Source
Herbert P. Bix
Historian
1938   Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
Michael Bloomberg
Politician
14-Feb-1942   Mayor of New York City
Veda Ann Borg
Actor
11-Jan-1915 16-Aug-1973 The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
David N. Bossie
Activist
1965   Citizens United
Henry S. Boutell
Politician
14-Mar-1856 11-Mar-1926 Congressman from Illinois, 1897-1911
James Bowdoin
Politician
7-Aug-1726 6-Nov-1790 Governor of Massachusetts 1785-87
Robert F. Bradford
Politician
15-Dec-1902 18-Mar-1983 Governor of Massachusetts, 1947-49
Ben Bradlee
Journalist
26-Aug-1921   Editor of The Washington Post, 1965-91
Connie Britton
Actor
6-Mar-1968   Nikki Faber on Spin City
Paul Brodeur
Novelist
16-May-1931   The Sick Fox
Bobby Brown
Singer
5-Feb-1969   My Prerogative
Charles Bulfinch
Architect
8-Aug-1763 15-Apr-1844 Architect of the U.S. Capitol
Whitey Bulger
Criminal
3-Sep-1929   Accused Boston crimelord
Mac Bundy
Government
30-Mar-1919 16-Sep-1996 National Security Advisor, 1961-66
Gelett Burgess
Cartoonist
30-Jan-1866 17-Sep-1951 Has never seen a purple cow
Godfrey Lowell Cabot
Business
26-Feb-1861 2-Nov-1962 Founder of Cabot Corporation
Susan Cabot
Actor
9-Jul-1927 10-Dec-1986 The Wasp Woman
Mario Cantone
Comic
9-Dec-1959   Laugh Whore
Mary Carlisle
Actor
3-Feb-1912   Dead Men Walk
Doug Carlston
Business
1947   Co-Founder, Br0derbund Software
Albert V. Casey
Business
28-Feb-1920 10-Jul-2004 CEO of American Airlines, 1974-85
Peggy Cass
Actor
21-May-1924 8-Mar-1999 Auntie Mame
John Cazale
Actor
12-Aug-1935 12-Mar-1978 Fredo in The Godfather
John Ciardi
Poet
24-Jun-1916 30-Mar-1986 How Does a Poem Mean?
Lenny Clarke
Actor
16-Sep-1953   Uncle Teddy on Rescue Me
Robert Coles
Psychiatrist
12-Oct-1929   Children of Crisis
Misha Collins
Actor
20-Aug-1974   Castiel on Supernatural
Jerry Colonna
Radio Personality
17-Sep-1904 21-Nov-1986 Sidekick of Bob Hope
Chuck Colson
Government
16-Oct-1931 21-Apr-2012 Minister, former Watergate figure
Gerry Connolly
Politician
30-Mar-1950   Congressman, Virginia 11th
Gary Conway
Actor
4-Feb-1936   Det. Tilson on Burke's Law
Dane Cook
Comic
18-Mar-1972   Harmful If Swallowed
Jennifer Coolidge
Actor
28-Aug-1961   Legally Blonde
John Singleton Copley
Painter
3-Jul-1738 9-Sep-1815 Boy with a Squirrel
Michael T. Cowhig
Business
23-Jan-1947   Senior Gillette executive
Judith A. Cowin
Judge
29-Apr-1942   Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Court
Paul Cronin
Government
14-Mar-1938 5-Apr-1997 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1973-75
Norm Crosby
Comic
15-Sep-1927   Stand-up and nightclub comic
James M. Curley
Politician
20-Nov-1874 12-Nov-1958 Four-time Mayor of Boston
Richard Cardinal Cushing
Religion
24-Aug-1895 2-Nov-1970 Catholic Archbishop of Boston, 1944-70
Walter Cutler
Diplomat
25-Nov-1931   US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 1984-87
Edward Dahlberg
Author
22-Jul-1900 27-Feb-1977 Because I Was Flesh
Dick Dale
Guitarist
4-May-1937   Surf music guitarist, Deltones
Evan Dando
Musician
4-Mar-1967   Lemonheads frontman
Jeffrey Davidow
Diplomat
26-Jan-1944   US Ambassador to Mexico, 1998-2001
Nathaniel Davis
Diplomat
12-Apr-1925 16-May-2011 US Ambassador to Chile, 1971-73
Brad Delp
Singer
12-Jun-1951 9-Mar-2007 Lead singer of Boston
Daniel C. Dennett
Philosopher
28-Mar-1942   Leading Darwinist and philosopher
Joseph Dennie
Journalist
30-Aug-1768 7-Jan-1812 America's Joseph Addison
Peter B. Dervan
Chemist
28-Jun-1945   DNA Researcher
Paul A. Dever
Politician
15-Jan-1903 11-Apr-1958 Governor of Massachusetts, 1949-53
Samuel Dexter
Politician
14-May-1761 4-May-1816 US Secretary of War, Treasury
Jared Diamond
Scientist
10-Sep-1937   Guns, Germs and Steel
Sara Diamond
Sociologist
28-Nov-1958   Spiritual Warfare
Brian J. Donnelly
Politician
2-Mar-1946   Congressman from Massachusetts, 1979-93
Robert Drinan
Politician
15-Nov-1920 28-Jan-2007 Jesuit priest, Massachusetts Congressman
Anne Dudek
Actor
22-Mar-1975   Dr. Amber Volakis on House
William C. Durant
Business
8-Dec-1861 18-Mar-1947 Founder of General Motors
Eliza Dushku
Actor
30-Dec-1980   Tru Calling
Timothy B. Dyk
Judge
14-Feb-1937   US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Richard Dysart
Actor
30-Mar-1929   Leland McKenzie on L.A. Law
Lisa Edelstein
Actor
21-May-1966   Dr. Lisa Cuddy on House, MD
Charles William Eliot
Educator
20-Mar-1834 22-Aug-1926 President, Harvard University, 1869-1909
Christine Elise
Actor
12-Feb-1965   Ex-Fiancée of Jason Priestley
Bob Elliott
Comic
26-Mar-1923   Half of Bob & Ray
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Essayist
25-May-1803 27-Apr-1882 Essayist, wrote Nature
John Ennis
Comic
6-May-1964   Mr. Show with Bob and David
John Enos III
Actor
12-Jun-1962   Bullet, The Rock
William M. Evarts
Politician
6-Feb-1818 28-Feb-1901 US Secretary of State, 1877-81
Amelia C. Fawcett
Business
c. 1956   COO of Morgan Stanley Intl., 2002-06
Edith Fellows
Actor
20-May-1923 26-Jun-2011 1930s child actor
Ed Felten
Computer Programmer
25-Mar-1963   Broke SDMI
Colm Feore
Actor
22-Aug-1958   Trudeau
Frances D. Fergusson
Educator
3-Oct-1944   President of Vassar, 1986-2006
E. James Ferland
Business
19-Mar-1942   CEO of PSEG, 1986-2007
Charles D. Ferris
Government
9-Apr-1933   FCC Chairman, 1977-81
Arthur Fiedler
Conductor
17-Dec-1894 10-Jul-1979 Conductor of the Boston Pops
Betty Field
Actor
8-Feb-1913 13-Sep-1973 Picnic
Dudley Fitts
Scholar
28-Apr-1903 10-Jul-1968 Translator of Greek literature
Raymond L. Flynn
Politician
22-Jul-1939   Mayor of Boston, 1984-93
Mary Parker Follett
Business
3-Sep-1868 18-Dec-1933 Community centers and conflict resolution
Ben Foster
Actor
29-Oct-1980   The Door in the Floor
Arlene Francis
Actor
20-Oct-1907 31-May-2001 What's My Line?
Benjamin Franklin
Diplomat
17-Jan-1706 17-Apr-1790 American founding father
Pauline Frederick
Actor
12-Aug-1883 19-Sep-1938 This Modern Age
Peter Galbraith
Diplomat
31-Dec-1950   The End of Iraq
Jack Germond
Columnist
30-Jan-1928   Fat Man in a Middle Seat
Bart Giamatti
Baseball
4-Apr-1938 1-Sep-1989 Baseball Commissioner, 1989
Walter Gilbert
Chemist
21-Mar-1932   Sequencing techniques for DNA
Philip S. Goldberg
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Bolivia, 2006-08
Ilene S. Gordon
Business
1953   CEO of Alcan Packaging
Mike Gordon
Bassist
3-Jun-1965   Bass guitarist for Phish
Benjamin Apthorp Gould
Astronomer
27-Sep-1824 26-Nov-1896 American astronomer and star-catalogist
Temple Grandin
Architect
29-Aug-1947   Autistic slaughterhouse designer
Robert Grant
Novelist
24-Jan-1852 19-May-1940 Unleavened Bread
Horace Gray
Judge
24-Mar-1828 15-Sep-1902 US Supreme Court Justice, 1882-1902
Ari Graynor
Actor
27-Apr-1983   Rachel on Fringe
Mark Green
Politician
1-Jun-1960   US Ambassador to Tanzania
Stephen Greenblatt
Critic
7-Nov-1943   The Swerve
Clark Gregg
Actor
2-Apr-1962   The New Adventures of Old Christine
Joseph Grew
Diplomat
27-May-1880 25-May-1965 US Ambassador to Japan, 1932-41
Tammy Grimes
Actor
30-Jan-1934   The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Paul Guilfoyle
Actor
28-Apr-1949   Capt. Jim Brass on CSI
Jasmine Guy
Actor
10-Mar-1962   A Different World
Edward Everett Hale
Author
3-Apr-1822 10-Jun-1909 The Man Without a Country
Lucretia Peabody Hale
Author
2-Sep-1820 12-Jun-1900 The Peterkin Papers
Jack Haley
Actor
10-Aug-1898 6-Jun-1979 Tin Man on The Wizard of Oz
Alexander Hall
Film Director
11-Jan-1894 30-Jul-1968 Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Anthony Michael Hall
Actor
14-Apr-1968   Sixteen Candles
Thurston Hall
Actor
10-May-1882 20-Feb-1958 Mr. Schuyler on Topper
Peter Haskell
Actor
15-Oct-1934 12-Apr-2010 Kevin Grant on Bracken's World
Reed Hastings
Business
8-Oct-1960   Founder and CEO of Netflix
Nat Hentoff
Critic
10-Jun-1925   The Jazz Life
John Michael Higgins
Actor
12-Feb-1963   The Late Shift
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Judge
8-Mar-1841 6-Mar-1935 US Supreme Court Justice, 1902-32
Winslow Homer
Painter
24-Feb-1836 30-Sep-1910 Maritime painter, Eight Bells
Samuel Gridley Howe
Educator
10-Nov-1801 9-Jan-1876 Founder of Perkins Institution
Beth Howland
Actor
28-May-1941   Vera Louise Gorman on Alice
Alfred C. Hughes
Religion
2-Dec-1932   Catholic Archbishop of New Orleans
Thomas Hutchinson
Government
9-Sep-1711 3-Jun-1780 Last Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony
Ellen Huvelle
Judge
1948   US District Judge, District of Columbia
J. Franklin Jameson
Historian
19-Sep-1859 28-Sep-1937 Dictionary of United States History
Tom Jennings
Computer Programmer
1955   Author of FidoNet BBS protocols
Fred Joseph
Business
22-Apr-1937 27-Nov-2009 CEO of Drexel Burnham Lambert, 1985-90
George Jung
Criminal
6-Aug-1942   Cocaine smuggler
Madeline Kahn
Actor
29-Sep-1942 3-Dec-1999 Paper Moon and Blazing Saddles
Joel D. Kaplan
Government
c. 1969   White House policy advisor
Ian Keith
Actor
27-Feb-1899 26-Mar-1960 It Came from Beneath the Sea
Paul X. Kelley
Military
11-Nov-1928   28th USMC Commandant, 1983-87
Henry W. Kendall
Physicist
9-Dec-1926 15-Feb-1999 Verified existence of quarks
Joseph P. Kennedy
Business
6-Sep-1888 18-Nov-1969 Smuggler and patriarch of the Kennedy clan
Joseph Patrick Kennedy II
Politician
24-Sep-1952   Congressman from Massachusetts, 1987-99
Robert F. Kennedy
Politician
20-Nov-1925 6-Jun-1968 Slain Presidential candidate
Rose Kennedy
Relative
22-Jul-1890 22-Jan-1995 Kennedy Matriarch
Jay Keyworth
Physicist
c. 1939   Science advisor to Reagan
Sarah Kemble Knight
Author
19-Apr-1666 25-Sep-1727 The Journal of Mme. Knight
Frank Knox
Politician
1-Jan-1874 28-Apr-1944 US Secretary of the Navy, 1940-44
Henry Knox
Government
25-Jul-1750 25-Oct-1806 US Secretary of War, 1785-94
Jonathan Kozol
Educator
5-Sep-1936   Death at an Early Age
Bill Laimbeer
Basketball
19-May-1957   Detroit Pistons #40, retired
Adrian Lamo
Hacker
20-Feb-1981   So-called homeless hacker
William Leonard Langer
Historian
16-Mar-1896 26-Dec-1977 Our Vichy Gamble
Fred Leuchter, Jr.
Inventor
1943   Execution technologist, hero to neo-Nazis
Tony Levin
Bassist
6-Jun-1946   Bassist for King Crimson
Mr. Lif
Rapper
1977   I Phantom
David Lindsay-Abaire
Playwright
30-Nov-1969   Rabbit Hole
Peyton List
Actor
6-Apr-1998   Emma Ross on Jessie
Henry Cabot Lodge
Politician
12-May-1850 9-Nov-1924 US Senator from Massachusetts, 1893-1924
Dorothy Loudon
Actor
17-Sep-1933 15-Nov-2003 American stage actress
Alan D. Lourie
Judge
13-Jan-1935   US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Percival Lowell
Astronomer
13-Mar-1855 12-Nov-1916 Predicted existence of planet Pluto
Robert Lowell
Poet
1-Mar-1917 12-Sep-1977 Lord Weary's Castle
Stephen Lynch
Politician
31-Mar-1955   Congressman, Massachusetts 9th
Champ Lyons, Jr.
Judge
6-Dec-1940   Justice, Alabama Supreme Court
Alexander Mackendrick
Film Director
8-Sep-1912 22-Dec-1993 The Sweet Smell of Success
Peter Mackenzie
Actor
19-Jan-1961   Genius on Herman's Head
Burton Malkiel
Economist
28-Aug-1932   A Random Walk Down Wall Street
Ellen R. Marram
Business
1947   CEO of Tropicana, 1997-98
Boyce F. Martin, Jr.
Judge
23-Oct-1935   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
William Martin
Novelist
c. 1950   Back Bay
Cotton Mather
Religion
12-Feb-1663 13-Feb-1728 Pastor at Boston North Church
Norman S. Matthews
Business
1933   President and COO of Federated, 1987-88
Brini Maxwell
TV Personality
23-Jul-1969   The Brini Maxwell Show
Robert P. May
Business
5-May-1949 2-Apr-2011 CEO of Calpine, 2005-08
David Maysles
Film Director
10-Jan-1932 3-Jan-1987 Documentary filmmaker
Christa McAuliffe
Astronaut
2-Sep-1948 28-Jan-1986 First teacher in space
John McCarthy
Computer Programmer
4-Sep-1927 24-Oct-2011 Created LISP programming language
Scott McCloud
Cartoonist
10-Jun-1960   Understanding Comics
John W. McCormack
Politician
21-Dec-1891 22-Nov-1980 Speaker of the House, 1962-70
Michael C. McFarland
Educator
1948   President, College of the Holy Cross
Edward McGaffigan
Government
8-Dec-1948 2-Sep-2007 NRC Commissioner, 1996-2007
Mary McGrory
Journalist
22-Aug-1918 21-Apr-2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning Liberal Icon
Jimmy McHugh
Songwriter
10-Jul-1893 23-May-1969 On the Sunny Side of the Street
Thomas Menino
Politician
27-Dec-1942   Mayor of Boston
Merton H. Miller
Economist
16-May-1923 3-Jun-2000 Modigliani-Miller theorem
Jan Miner
Actor
15-Oct-1917 15-Feb-2004 Soaking in Palmolive dishwashing liquid
George R. Minot
Doctor
2-Dec-1885 25-Feb-1950 Liver therapy for pernicious anemia
Joseph Moakley
Politician
27-Apr-1927 28-May-2001 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1973-2001
Paul Mockapetris
Scientist
18-Nov-1948   Inventor, Internet Domain Name System
Robin Moore
Author
31-Oct-1925 21-Feb-2008 The Green Berets
Samuel Eliot Morison
Historian
9-Jul-1887 15-May-1976 Rear Admiral and naval historian
Sarah Wentworth Morton
Poet
1759 14-May-1846 Ouabi
Richard W. Murphy
Diplomat
29-Jul-1929   US Ambassador to Syria, 1974-78
Story Musgrave
Astronaut
19-Aug-1935   Spent 1281 hours in space
Roger B. Myerson
Economist
29-Mar-1951   Mechanism design theory
Anne Nagel
Actor
29-Sep-1915 6-Jul-1966 The Green Hornet
Jack Nance
Actor
21-Dec-1943 30-Dec-1996 Eraserhead
Barry Newman
Actor
7-Nov-1938   Petrocelli
David G. Newton
Diplomat
13-Nov-1935   US Ambassador to Iraq, 1984-88
Leonard Nimoy
Actor
26-Mar-1931   Commander Spock on Star Trek
Alessandro Nivola
Actor
28-Jun-1972   Laurel Canyon
John T. Noonan, Jr.
Judge
24-Oct-1926   9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1985-96
Edward Norton
Actor
18-Aug-1969   Fight Club
Lawrence O'Donnell
Journalist
7-Nov-1951   MSNBC political analyst
Mike O'Malley
Actor
31-Oct-1969   Jimmy Hughes on Yes, Dear
Patrice O'Neal
Comic
7-Dec-1969 29-Nov-2011 Mr. P
Marvin Olasky
Pundit
12-Jun-1950   The Tragedy of American Compassion
Peter R. Orszag
Government
16-Dec-1968   Beltway economist
Francis Parkman
Historian
16-Sep-1823 8-Nov-1893 France and England in North America
Bruce Pearl
Basketball
18-Mar-1960   Former Head Coach, University of Tennessee
Frances Perkins
Government
10-Apr-1882 14-May-1965 First female US cabinet member
Howard Phillips
Activist
3-Feb-1941 20-Apr-2013 Founder, US Taxpayers Party
Edward Charles Pickering
Astronomer
19-Jul-1846 3-Feb-1919 Photometer inventor and surveyor
Albert Pike
Military
29-Dec-1809 2-Apr-1891 Confederate general, Freemason
John Pinette
Comic
23-Mar-1964   You go now! You been here four owa!
Daniel Pipes
Government
9-Sep-1949   Influential neocon
Sylvia Plath
Poet
27-Oct-1932 11-Feb-1963 Daddy
Edgar Allan Poe
Author
19-Jan-1809 7-Oct-1849 The Raven
Carroll Quigley
Educator
9-Nov-1910 3-Jan-1977 Harvard professor, mentor to Bill Clinton
Josiah Quincy
Educator
4-Feb-1772 1-Jul-1864 President of Harvard, 1829-45
Maxwell M. Rabb
Attorney
28-Sep-1910 9-Jun-2002 US Ambassador to Italy, 1981-89
Eric S. Raymond
Computer Programmer
4-Dec-1957   The New Hacker's Dictionary
Sumner Redstone
Business
27-May-1923   Chairman and CEO of Viacom
Joseph D. Reitman
Actor
25-May-1968   Actor/Husband of Shannon Elizabeth
James Remar
Actor
31-Dec-1953   The Warriors
Eugene C. Renzi
Military
16-Dec-1933 9-Feb-2008 Army Maj. Gen., ManTech VP
Paul Revere
Military
1-Jan-1735 10-May-1818 One if by land, two if by sea...
Francis J. Ricciardone, Jr.
Diplomat
c. 1951   US Ambassador to Turkey
Elliot Richardson
Government
20-Jul-1920 31-Dec-1999 Refused to fire Watergate Special Prosecutor
Jonathan Richman
Musician
15-May-1951   Modern Lovers frontman, pre-punk influence
Alex Rocco
Actor
29-Feb-1936   Moe Greene in The Godfather
Eugene Roche
Actor
22-Sep-1928 28-Jul-2004 Bill Parker on Webster
Lew Rockwell
Activist
1-Jul-1944   Libertarian activist
Willard Rockwell
Business
31-Mar-1888 16-Oct-1978 Founder of Rockwell Automation
Ed Rollins
Government
19-Mar-1943   GOP political strategist
Marc Rotenberg
Activist
c. 1961   Electronic Privacy Information Center
Eli Roth
Film Director
18-Apr-1972   Cabin Fever
Lillian Roth
Actor
13-Dec-1910 12-May-1980 I'll Cry Tomorrow
Daniela Ruah
Actor
2-Dec-1983   Kensi Blye on NCIS: Los Angeles
Warren Rudman
Politician
18-May-1930 19-Nov-2012 US Senator from New Hampshire, 1980-93
Andrew Russell
Aristocrat
30-Mar-1962   14th Duke of Bedford
Richard Scarry
Author
5-Jun-1919 30-Apr-1994 Delightful children's book author and artist
Taylor Schilling
Actor
27-Jul-1984   Nurse Callahan on Mercy
John Schuck
Actor
4-Feb-1940   Sgt. Enright on McMillan and Wife
George B. Seitz
Film Director
3-Jan-1888 8-Jul-1944 Andy Hardy series
William F. Sharpe
Economist
16-Jun-1934   Capital asset pricing model
David Sheff
Author
23-Dec-1955   Beautiful Boy
Wilmar H. Shiras
Novelist
23-Sep-1908 23-Dec-1990 Children of the Atom
William Shurcliff
Physicist
27-Mar-1909 20-Jun-2006 Manhattan Project physicist
John Slattery
Actor
13-Aug-1962   Roger on Mad Men
Peter Smith
Educator
31-Oct-1945   President, CSU Monterey Bay, 1995-2005
William Kennedy Smith
Relative
4-Sep-1960   Lesser Kennedy, not guilty of rape
Tower Snow
Attorney
1947   Chairman of Brobeck, 1998-2001
Alan D. Solomont
Business
1957   DNC National Finance Chairman, 1997
Bob Somerby
Journalist
?   The Daily Howler
James Spader
Actor
7-Feb-1960   Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Sonny Stitt
Jazz Musician
2-Feb-1924 22-Jul-1982 Jazz saxophonist
Biz Stone
Business
10-Mar-1974   Co-Founder of Twitter
Stephanie A. Streeter
Business
c. 1957   CEO of Banta Corporation, 2002-07
Herbert L. Strock
Film Director
13-Jan-1918 30-Nov-2005 The Crawling Hand
Gordon R. Sullivan
Military
25-Sep-1937   US Army Chief of Staff, 1991-95
Louis Sullivan
Architect
3-Sep-1856 14-Apr-1924 Early skyscraper architect
Donna Summer
Singer
31-Dec-1948 17-May-2012 Hot Stuff
Charles Sumner
Politician
6-Jan-1811 11-Mar-1874 Anti-slavery Senator from Massachusetts
Edwin Vose Sumner
Military
30-Jan-1797 21-Mar-1863 Union Army General
John E. Sununu
Politician
10-Sep-1964   Former US Senator from New Hampshire
Al B. Sure
Singer/Songwriter
4-Jun-1969   In Effect Mode
Richard F. Syron
Business
25-Oct-1943   CEO of Freddie Mac, 2003-08
Matthew J. Szulik
Business
1956   CEO of Red Hat, 1999-2007
Bob Taft
Politician
8-Jan-1942   Governor of Ohio, 1999-2007
James Taylor
Singer/Songwriter
12-Mar-1948   Seen fire, rain
Meshach Taylor
Actor
11-Apr-1947   Anthony Bouvier on Designing Women
Michelle Thomas
Actor
23-Sep-1969 22-Dec-1998 Myra on Family Matters
James A. Thomson
Administrator
21-Jan-1945   President and CEO, Rand Corporation
Callie Thorne
Actor
20-Nov-1969   Sheila Keefe on Rescue Me
Uma Thurman
Actor
29-Apr-1970   Kill Bill: Vol. 1
T. J. Thyne
Actor
7-Mar-1975   Dr. Jack Hodgins on Bones
George Ticknor
Educator
1-Aug-1791 26-Jan-1871 History of Spanish Literature
Maura Tierney
Actor
3-Feb-1965   Abby from ER
Maurice J. Tobin
Politician
22-May-1901 19-Jul-1953 US Secretary of Labor, 1948-53
Touré
Author
20-Mar-1971   The Portable Promised Land
Jonathan Tucker
Actor
31-May-1982   The Black Donnellys
Sonny Tufts
Actor
16-Jul-1911 4-Jun-1970 Cat-Women of the Moon
Guinevere Turner
Actor
23-May-1968   Preaching to the Perverted
Royall Tyler
Playwright
18-Jul-1757 26-Aug-1826 The Contrast
Robert W. Upton
Politician
3-Feb-1884 28-Apr-1972 US Senator from New Hampshire, 1953-54
Helen Vendler
Critic
30-Apr-1933   American poetry critic
Alexander Vershbow
Diplomat
1952   US Ambassador to South Korea
Cynthia Voigt
Author
25-Feb-1942   Juvenile author, Tillerman Cycle
Francis A. Walker
Economist
2-Jul-1840 5-Jan-1897 The Wages Question
Barbara Walters
Journalist
25-Sep-1929   20/20, The View
Alexander F. Watson
Diplomat
8-Aug-1939   US Ambassador to Peru, 1986-89
Dick Wesson
Actor
19-Nov-1922 25-Apr-1996 Destination Moon
Dorothy West
Novelist
2-Jun-1907 16-Aug-1998 The Wedding
Clifton R. Wharton, Jr.
Business
13-Sep-1926   CEO of TIAA-CREF, 1987-92
Brian J. White
Actor
21-Apr-1973   Stomp the Yard
Kevin H. White
Politician
25-Sep-1929 27-Jan-2012 Mayor of Boston, 1968-84
Theodore H. White
Historian
6-May-1915 15-May-1986 The Making of the President
Richard B. Wigglesworth
Government
25-Apr-1891 22-Oct-1960 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1928-58
Patricia J. Williams
Scholar
28-Aug-1951   The Alchemy of Race and Rights
Justin Winsor
Curator
2-Jan-1831 22-Oct-1897 Librarian of Harvard University
Roland Winters
Actor
22-Nov-1904 22-Oct-1989 Charlie Chan
Robert Charles Winthrop
Politician
12-May-1809 16-Nov-1894 Speaker of the 30th Congress
Frederick Wiseman
Film Director
1-Jan-1930   Titicut Follies
Scott Wolf
Actor
4-Jun-1968   Bailey Salinger on Party of Five
Danny Wood
Singer
14-May-1969   New Kids on the Block
James N. Wood
Administrator
20-Mar-1941 11-Jun-2010 President of Art Institute of Chicago, 1980-2004
Robert B. Woodward
Chemist
10-Apr-1917 8-Jul-1979 Synthesized cholesterol, Vitamin B12, etc.
George Wyner
Actor
20-Oct-1945   ADA Irwin Bernstein on Hill Street Blues
Elihu Yale
Philanthropist
5-Apr-1649 8-Jul-1721 Namesake of Yale University
Peter T. Zarella
Judge
13-Oct-1949   Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court
Strauss Zelnick
Business
26-Jun-1957   CEO of BMG Entertainment, 1998-2000

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Chinua Achebe
Novelist
16-Nov-1930 22-Mar-2013 Things Fall Apart
Brooks Adams
Historian
24-Jun-1848 13-Feb-1927 The Law of Civilization and Decay
Charles Francis Adams
Diplomat
18-Aug-1807 21-Nov-1886 US Ambassador to the UK, 1861-68
Charles Francis Adams III
Government
2-Aug-1866 11-Jun-1954 Secretary of the Navy, 1929-33
Samuel Adams
Politician
27-Sep-1722 2-Oct-1803 Brewer led the Boston Tea Party
William Taylor Adams
Author
30-Jul-1822 27-Mar-1897 Oliver Optic's Magazine
Louisa May Alcott
Author
29-Nov-1832 6-Mar-1888 Little Women
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Poet
11-Nov-1836 19-Mar-1907 The Story of a Bad Boy
Crispus Attucks
Activist
1723 5-Mar-1770 First man killed in the American Revolution
John Bardeen
Physicist
23-May-1908 30-Jan-1991 Co-Inventor of the transistor
Walter Jackson Bate
Critic
23-May-1918 26-Jul-1999 Samuel Johnson
Baruj Benacerraf
Scientist
29-Oct-1920 2-Aug-2011 Gene control of HLA antigens
Arthur Berger
Composer
15-May-1912 7-Oct-2003 Ideas of Order
Jacob Bigelow
Botanist
27-Feb-1787 10-Jan-1879 American Medical Botany
Elizabeth Bishop
Poet
8-Feb-1911 6-Oct-1979 North & South
Yelena Bonner
Activist
15-Feb-1923 18-Jun-2011 Activist-wife of Andrei Sakharov
Nathaniel Bowditch
Astronomer
26-Mar-1773 17-Mar-1838 American Practical Navigator
James Bowdoin
Politician
7-Aug-1726 6-Nov-1790 Governor of Massachusetts 1785-87
Lloyd W. Bowers
Attorney
9-Mar-1859 9-Sep-1910 US Solicitor General, 1909-10
Robert F. Bradford
Politician
15-Dec-1902 18-Mar-1983 Governor of Massachusetts, 1947-49
David Brudnoy
Radio Personality
5-Jun-1940 8-Dec-2004 Boston talk radio host
Charles Bulfinch
Architect
8-Aug-1763 15-Apr-1844 Architect of the U.S. Capitol
Thomas Bulfinch
Author
15-Jul-1796 27-May-1867 Bullfinch's Mythology
Mac Bundy
Government
30-Mar-1919 16-Sep-1996 National Security Advisor, 1961-66
William M. Butler
Politician
29-Jan-1861 29-Mar-1937 US Senator from Massachusetts, 1924-26
Richard E. Byrd
Explorer
25-Oct-1888 11-Mar-1957 Arctic and Antarctic explorer
Jule Charney
Scientist
1-Jan-1917 16-Jun-1981 Quasi-gesotrophic theory
Eddie Collins
Baseball
2-May-1887 25-Mar-1951 Second baseman, 1914 MVP
John F. Collins
Politician
20-Jul-1919 23-Nov-1995 Mayor of Boston, 1960-68
John T. Connor
Business
3-Nov-1914 6-Oct-2000 CEO of Allied Chemical, 1967-79
Robert Cormier
Author
17-Jan-1925 2-Nov-2000 I am the Cheese
Erastus Corning II
Politician
7-Oct-1909 28-May-1983 Mayor of Albany, New York, 1942-83
John Cotton
Religion
4-Dec-1585 23-Dec-1652 First Church of Boston
Paul Cronin
Government
14-Mar-1938 5-Apr-1997 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1973-75
James M. Curley
Politician
20-Nov-1874 12-Nov-1958 Four-time Mayor of Boston
Richard N. Current
Historian
5-Oct-1912 26-Oct-2012 The Lincoln Nobody Knows
Richard Cardinal Cushing
Religion
24-Aug-1895 2-Nov-1970 Catholic Archbishop of Boston, 1944-70
Margaret Deland
Author
23-Feb-1857 13-Jan-1945 Old Chester Tales
Paul A. Dever
Politician
15-Jan-1903 11-Apr-1958 Governor of Massachusetts, 1949-53
John T. Dunlop
Government
5-Jul-1914 2-Oct-2003 US Secretary of Labor, 1975-76
Richard J. Egan
Business
28-Feb-1936 28-Aug-2009 Co-Founder, EMC Corporation
Edward Everett
Politician
11-Apr-1794 15-Jan-1865 Governor of Massachuetts, 1836-40
Geraldine Ferraro
Politician
26-Aug-1935 26-Mar-2011 Walter Mondale's VP candidate in 1984
James Thomas Fields
Editor
31-Dec-1817 24-Apr-1881 Editor of the Atlantic Monthly
Mary Parker Follett
Business
3-Sep-1868 18-Dec-1933 Community centers and conflict resolution
A. Stone Freedberg
Doctor
30-May-1908 25-Aug-2009 Found H. Pylori near stomach ulcers
Robert Frost
Poet
26-Mar-1874 29-Jan-1963 Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Hugh J. Gallen
Politician
30-Jul-1924 29-Dec-1982 Governor of New Hampshire, 1979-82
Isabella Stewart Gardner
Philanthropist
14-Apr-1840 17-Jul-1924 Prominent art patron, collector
Robert Grant
Novelist
24-Jan-1852 19-May-1940 Unleavened Bread
Erwin Griswold
Attorney
14-Jul-1904 19-Nov-1994 US Solicitor General, 1967-73
Walter Gropius
Architect
18-May-1883 5-Jul-1969 Founder of the Bauhaus school
John Harvard
Religion
26-Nov-1607 14-Sep-1638 Bequest to Harvard College
Michael C. Hawley
Business
c. 1938 13-Jun-2004 CEO of Gillette, 1999-2000
Louis Jean Heydt
Actor
17-Apr-1905 29-Jan-1960 American character actor
A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.
Judge
25-Feb-1928 14-Dec-1998 Chief Justice, 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Author
29-Aug-1809 7-Oct-1894 The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table
Samuel Gridley Howe
Educator
10-Nov-1801 9-Jan-1876 Founder of Perkins Institution
Buck Jones
Actor
4-Dec-1889 30-Nov-1942 Cowboy actor died at Cocoanut Grove
Yousuf Karsh
Photographer
23-Dec-1908 13-Jul-2002 Portrait photographer
Arthur E. Kennelly
Physicist
17-Dec-1861 18-Jun-1939 Kennelly-Heaviside layer
Serge Koussevitzky
Conductor
26-Jul-1874 4-Jun-1951 Music Director, Boston Symphony, 1924-49
William Leonard Langer
Historian
16-Mar-1896 26-Dec-1977 Our Vichy Gamble
Edward H. Linde
Business
c. 1940 10-Jan-2010 CEO of Boston Properties, 1997-2010
A. Lawrence Lowell
Educator
1-Jan-1856 6-Jan-1943 President, Harvard University, 1909-33
George Maciunas
Artist
8-Nov-1931 9-May-1978 Founder of Fluxus
Archibald Macleish
Poet
7-May-1892 20-Apr-1982 Conquistador
Cotton Mather
Religion
12-Feb-1663 13-Feb-1728 Pastor at Boston North Church
Increase Mather
Religion
21-Jun-1639 23-Aug-1723 Massachusetts Puritan leader
F. O. Matthiessen
Critic
19-Feb-1902 1-Apr-1950 American Renaissance
Jonathan Mayhew
Religion
8-Oct-1720 9-Jul-1766 Congregationalist minister, anti-Royalist
Harrison McCain
Business
3-Nov-1927 18-Mar-2004 Frozen french fry billionaire
Humberto Cardinal Medeiros
Religion
6-Oct-1915 17-Sep-1983 Archbishop of Boston, 1970-83
Grace Metalious
Novelist
8-Sep-1924 25-Feb-1964 Peyton Place
Samuel Eliot Morison
Historian
9-Jul-1887 15-May-1976 Rear Admiral and naval historian
Joseph E. Murray
Doctor
1-Apr-1919 26-Nov-2012 Kidney transplants
Edwin O'Connor
Novelist
29-Jul-1918 23-Mar-1968 The Last Hurrah
Eugene O'Neill
Playwright
16-Oct-1888 27-Nov-1953 Long Day's Journey Into Night
Tip O'Neill
Politician
9-Dec-1912 5-Jan-1994 Speaker of the House, 1977-87
Richard Olney
Government
15-Sep-1835 8-Apr-1917 US Secretary of State, 1895-97
Gregory Pincus
Scientist
9-Apr-1903 22-Aug-1967 Inventor of oral contraceptives
William H. Prescott
Historian
4-May-1796 28-Jan-1859 The Conquest of Mexico
Lucian W. Pye
Scholar
21-Oct-1921 5-Sep-2008 Sinologist
Josiah Quincy
Educator
4-Feb-1772 1-Jul-1864 President of Harvard, 1829-45
Willard Van Orman Quine
Philosopher
25-Jun-1908 25-Dec-2000 Two Dogmas of Empiricism
Anthony Quinn
Actor
21-Apr-1915 3-Jun-2001 Zorba the Greek
Paul Revere
Military
1-Jan-1735 10-May-1818 One if by land, two if by sea...
Elliot Richardson
Government
20-Jul-1920 31-Dec-1999 Refused to fire Watergate Special Prosecutor
Artur Rodzinski
Conductor
2-Jan-1892 27-Nov-1958 Conductor, NY Philharmonic, 1943-47
Edith Nourse Rogers
Politician
19-Mar-1881 10-Sep-1960 Congresswoman from Massachusetts, 1925-60
Harold W. Ross
Publisher
6-Nov-1892 6-Dec-1951 Founder of The New Yorker
Susanna Rowson
Author
c. 1762 2-Mar-1824 Charlotte, a Tale of Truth
Pedro Salinas
Poet
27-Nov-1891 4-Dec-1951 Generation of '27
Arthur M. Schlesinger
Historian
27-Feb-1888 30-Oct-1965 The Rise of the City
William L. Shirer
Historian
23-Feb-1904 28-Dec-1993 Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
John Silber
Educator
15-Aug-1926 27-Sep-2012 President of Boston University, 1971-96
John Smibert
Painter
24-Mar-1688 2-Apr-1751 The Bermuda Group
Lysander Spooner
Activist
19-Jan-1808 14-May-1887 No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority
Frank Stanton
Business
20-Mar-1908 24-Dec-2006 President of CBS, 1946-73
William Steig
Cartoonist
14-Nov-1907 3-Oct-2003 Shrek, The New Yorker
I. F. Stone
Journalist
24-Dec-1907 17-Jul-1989 I. F. Stone's Weekly
Lucy Stone
Activist
13-Aug-1818 18-Oct-1893 American Women's Suffrage Association
Gilbert Stuart
Painter
3-Dec-1755 9-Jul-1828 American portrait painter
Gerry Studds
Politician
12-May-1937 14-Oct-2006 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1973-97
Nguyen Van Thieu
Head of State
5-Apr-1923 29-Sep-2001 President of South Vietnam, 1967-75
George Ticknor
Educator
1-Aug-1791 26-Jan-1871 History of Spanish Literature
William Monroe Trotter
Activist
7-Apr-1872 7-Apr-1934 Co-founder, Boston Guardian
Tamerlan Tsarnaev
Terrorist
21-Oct-1986 18-Apr-2013 Suspect #1 in Boston Marathon Bombings
Paul Tsongas
Politician
14-Feb-1941 18-Jan-1997 US Senator from Massachusetts, 1979-85
Robert C. Turner
Economist
2-Mar-1908 5-Dec-1978 Council of Economic Advisers, 1952-53
Francis A. Walker
Economist
2-Jul-1840 5-Jan-1897 The Wages Question
David I. Walsh
Politician
11-Nov-1872 11-Jun-1947 Governor and Senator from Massachusetts
Dorothy West
Novelist
2-Jun-1907 16-Aug-1998 The Wedding
Phillis Wheatley
Poet
c. 1743 5-Dec-1784 First prominent African-American poet
Kevin H. White
Politician
25-Sep-1929 27-Jan-2012 Mayor of Boston, 1968-84
Richard B. Wigglesworth
Government
25-Apr-1891 22-Oct-1960 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1928-58
James Q. Wilson
Scholar
27-May-1931 2-Mar-2012 The Moral Sense
John Winthrop
Politician
12-Jan-1588 26-Mar-1649 Governor of Massachusetts Colony
Robert Charles Winthrop
Politician
12-May-1809 16-Nov-1894 Speaker of the 30th Congress
John Winthrop the Younger
Politician
12-Feb-1606 5-Apr-1676 Governor of Colonial Connecticut



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