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Bridgeport, CT

CITY

Official Website:
http://ci.bridgeport.ct.us/

Population:
139529 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1639

County:
Fairfield County

Established 1639 as Newfield, later Stratfield. Incorporated 1800.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Housatonic Community College
1967
University of Bridgeport
1927

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Aquarion Company
1857

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Richard Belzer
Comic
4-Aug-1944   Munch on Homicide, Law & Order: SVU
Robert O. Bowen
Novelist
7-May-1920 9-Jun-2003 The Weight of the Cross
Dan Curtis
Film Director
12-Aug-1927 27-Mar-2006 Burnt Offerings
Brian Dennehy
Actor
9-Jul-1938   First Blood
Rob Dibble
Baseball
24-Jan-1964   Sportscaster, former Cincinnati Reds pitcher
William A. Higinbotham
Physicist
25-Oct-1910 10-Nov-1994 Physicist, Tennis for Two
J. David Hoeveler
Educator
31-Jul-1943   Watch on the Right
Robert P. Hunter
Activist
23-Aug-1940   Mackinac Center for Public Policy
Robert A. Hurley
Politician
25-Aug-1895 3-May-1968 Governor of Connecticut, 1941-43
Theodore D. Judah
Engineer
4-Mar-1826 2-Nov-1863 American Transcontinental Railroad
Arline Judge
Actor
21-Feb-1912 7-Feb-1974 B-Movie actress, collector of husbands
Larry Kramer
Playwright
25-Jun-1935   The Normal Heart
Edwin H. Land
Inventor
7-May-1909 1-Mar-1991 Polaroid Land Camera
John Mayer
Musician
16-Oct-1977   Your Body Is a Wonderland
Robert Mitchum
Actor
6-Aug-1917 1-Jul-1997 Cape Fear
Tony Musante
Actor
30-Jun-1936   The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
Kevin Nealon
Comic
18-Nov-1953   Saturday Night Live
Ken Olsen
Business
20-Feb-1925 6-Feb-2011 Founder of Digital Equipment Corporation
John Ratzenberger
Actor
6-Apr-1947   Postman Cliff Clavin on Cheers
William Bradford Reynolds
Government
21-Jun-1942   Reagan administration
Kurt Schrader
Politician
19-Oct-1951   Congressman, Oregon 5th
Wilbur Scoville
Chemist
22-Jan-1865 10-Mar-1942 Scoville heat units
James C. Shannon
Politician
21-Jul-1896 6-Mar-1980 Governor of Connecticut, 1948-49
Bill Smitrovich
Actor
16-May-1947   Andrew Thacher on Life Goes On
Vinnie Vincent
Guitarist
5-Aug-1952   Kiss and Invasion guitarist
Deborah Walley
Actor
12-Aug-1943 10-May-2001 Gidget Goes Hawaiian
Joseph Wilson
Diplomat
6-Nov-1949   Ambassador to Gabon, Valerie Plame's husband

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
P. T. Barnum
Hoaxer
5-Jul-1810 7-Apr-1891 Circus showman
Samuel Flagg Bemis
Historian
20-Oct-1891 26-Sep-1973 Scholar of diplomacy
Jason Robards
Actor
26-Jul-1922 26-Dec-2000 All The President's Men



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