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Buffalo, NY

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.buffalo.ny.us/

Population:
292648 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1789

County:
Erie County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Buffalo News

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Buffalo State College
1871
Canisius College
1870
State University of New York at Buffalo
1846

ZOO

ZooFounded
Buffalo Zoo
1875

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
1934

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Bell Aircraft
1935
M&T Bank
1856

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Neil Abercrombie
Politician
26-Jun-1938   Governor of Hawaii
Harold Arlen
Songwriter
15-Feb-1905 23-Apr-1986 Wrote score to Wizard of Oz
Nick Bakay
Actor
8-Oct-1959   Salem Saberhagen on Sabrina
Elliott Baker
Novelist
15-Dec-1922 9-Feb-2007 A Fine Madness
Christine Baranski
Actor
2-May-1952   Mary Sunshine in Chicago
Lynne A. Battaglia
Judge
14-Apr-1946   Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals
Michael Bennett
Dancer
8-Apr-1943 2-Jul-1987 A Chorus Line
Susan S. Bies
Business
5-May-1947   Former EVP, First Tennessee National Corp
Amanda Blake
Actor
20-Feb-1929 16-Aug-1989 Kitty Russell on Gunsmoke
Wolf Blitzer
Journalist
22-Mar-1948   The Situation Room
John Wayne Bobbitt
Victim
23-Mar-1967   Penectomy survivor
Sorrell Booke
Actor
4-Jan-1930 11-Feb-1994 Boss Hogg on Dukes of Hazzard
David Boreanaz
Actor
16-May-1969   Bones
Malcolm Boyd
Religion
8-Jun-1923   Are You Running with Me, Jesus?
Gordon Bunshaft
Architect
9-May-1909 6-Aug-1990 Skyscraper architect
R. Nicholas Burns
Government
28-Jan-1956   Under Secy of State for Political Affairs, 2005-08
Al Cervi
Basketball
12-Feb-1917 9-Nov-2009 NBA Hall of Famer
Kyle Chandler
Actor
17-Sep-1965   Friday Night Lights
Maria Cino
Politician
19-Apr-1957   Republican operative
Dennis E. Clements
Business
c. 1944   Group VP at Toyota, 2000-05
Frances Cleveland
First Lady
21-Jul-1864 29-Oct-1947 Wife of US President Grover Cleveland
Vic Dana
Singer
26-Aug-1942   Red Roses for a Blue Lady
Calvin Darden
Business
5-Feb-1950   VP at UPS, 1998-2005
Jeffrey DeMunn
Actor
25-Apr-1947   Citizen X
Ani DiFranco
Singer/Songwriter
23-Sep-1970   Bisexual folk/punk icon
Bill Donaldson
Government
2-Jun-1931   SEC Chairman, 2003-05
Wild Bill Donovan
Government
1-Jan-1883 8-Feb-1959 Founded the OSS
Frank H. Easterbrook
Judge
3-Sep-1948   7th Circuit Court of Appeals
James B. Foley
Diplomat
4-Apr-1957   US Ambassador to Haiti, 2003-05
John Folinsbee
Painter
14-Mar-1892 10-May-1972 Impressionist painter
Raymond B. Fosdick
Business
9-Jun-1883 19-Jul-1972 President of the Rockefeller Foundation
Leo R. Futia
Business
27-Aug-1919   Former Chairman of Guardian Life
Vincent Gallo
Actor
11-Apr-1961   Buffalo '66
Peter Michael Goetz
Actor
10-Dec-1941   Chuck Cavanaugh on The Cavanaughs
Wilson Greatbatch
Inventor
6-Sep-1919 27-Sep-2011 Implantable pacemaker
Joe Grifasi
Actor
14-Jun-1944   The Bronx Is Burning
Walter W. Heller
Economist
27-Aug-1915 15-Jun-1987 Council of Economic Advisers, 1961-64
Ray Henderson
Songwriter
1-Dec-1896 31-Dec-1970 The Best Things in Life Are Free
Tom Herman
Musician
1949   Founding member of Pere Ubu
Orel Hershiser
Baseball
16-Sep-1958   Bulldog
Brian Higgins
Politician
6-Oct-1959   Congressman, New York 27th
Kathy Hochul
Politician
27-Aug-1958   Congresswoman from New York
Richard Hofstadter
Historian
6-Aug-1916 24-Oct-1970 Anti-Intellectualism in American Life
Herman Hollerith
Inventor
29-Feb-1860 17-Nov-1929 Invented the punchcard
Paul Horgan
Author
1-Aug-1903 8-Mar-1995 Great River: The Rio Grande
George A. Hormel
Business
4-Dec-1860 5-Jun-1946 Founder of Hormel Foods Corporation
H. Bruce Humberstone
Film Director
18-Nov-1901 11-Oct-1984 Directed several Charlie Chan films
Rick James
Musician
1-Feb-1948 6-Aug-2004 Superfreak
Gloria Jean
Actor
14-Apr-1926   Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
Geri Jewell
Actor
13-Sep-1956   Deadwood
Beverly Johnson
Model
13-Oct-1952   Supermodel
Jeffrey Jones
Actor
28-Sep-1946   Ferris Bueller's principal
Maggie Kuhn
Activist
3-Aug-1905 22-Apr-1995 Organizer of the Gray Panthers
John J. LaFalce
Politician
6-Oct-1939   Congressman from New York, 1975-2003
Bob Lanier
Basketball
10-Sep-1948   NBA Hall-of-Famer
Mabel Dodge Luhan
Author
26-Feb-1879 13-Aug-1962 Movers and Shakers
Steele MacKaye
Playwright
6-Jun-1842 25-Feb-1894 Founder of New York's Lyceum Theatre
Wendie Malick
Actor
13-Dec-1950   Judith on Dream On
Nancy Marchand
Actor
19-Jun-1928 18-Jun-2000 Mrs. Pynchon on Lou Grant
Haldane Robert Mayer
Judge
21-Feb-1941   US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Brian McKnight
Musician
5-Jun-1969   R&B singer, songwriter and producer
Don Messick
Actor
7-Sep-1926 24-Oct-1997 Voice of Scooby Doo
James W. Michaels
Journalist
17-Jun-1921 2-Oct-2007 Longtime Forbes editor
Barbara C. Moore
Diplomat
c. 1951   US Ambassador to Nicaragua, 2002-05
Jim Moran
Politician
16-May-1945   Congressman, Virginia 8th
Greg Mullavey
Actor
10-Sep-1939   Tom Hartman on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Chad Michael Murray
Actor
24-Aug-1981   Lucas Scott on One Tree Hill
Chelsea Noble
Actor
4-Dec-1964   Kate Macdonald on Growing Pains
John Lord O'Brian
Government
14-Oct-1874 1974 Prominent antitrust lawyer
Greg Oden
Basketball
22-Jan-1988   Portland Trail Blazers
Ajit V. Pai
Attorney
10-Jan-1973   FCC Commissioner
Carl Paladino
Business
24-Aug-1946   Buffalo real estate baron
William L. Pfeiffer
Politician
29-May-1907 22-Jul-1985 Congressman from New York, 1949-51
Suzie Plakson
Actor
3-Jun-1958   Mary Margaret Tynan on Love & War
Jack Quinn
Politician
13-Apr-1951   Congressman from New York, 1993-2005
James Read
Actor
31-Jul-1953   North & South
Ad Reinhardt
Painter
24-Dec-1913 30-Aug-1967 Abstract expressionist
Irene Rich
Actor
13-Oct-1891 22-Apr-1988 The Mortal Storm
John G. Roberts, Jr.
Judge
27-Jan-1955   US Chief Justice
Mark Russell
Comic
23-Aug-1932   Political musician and satirist
Tim Russert
Talk Show Host
7-May-1950 13-Jun-2008 Meet the Press
Johnny Rzeznik
Musician
5-Dec-1965   Goo Goo Dolls frontman
William Sadler
Actor
13-Apr-1950   The Shawshank Redemption
Henry Samueli
Business
20-Sep-1954   Co-Founder of Broadcom
Dick Shawn
Actor
1-Dec-1923 17-Apr-1987 Inventor of the "high five"
Billy Sheehan
Bassist
19-Mar-1953   Former Mr. Big bassist
David Shire
Composer
3-Jul-1937   It Goes Like It Goes
Buffalo Bob Smith
TV Personality
27-Nov-1917 30-Jul-1998 Howdy Doody
Warren Spahn
Baseball
23-Apr-1921 24-Nov-2003 Winner of 1957 Cy Young Award
Andrew Tarbet
Actor
1971   Bruiser
Paul Vogt
Actor
16-Dec-1964   MADtv
Garry Walberg
Actor
10-Jun-1921 27-Mar-2012 Lt. Frank Monahan on Quincy
Cory Wells
Singer
5-Feb-1942   Three Dog Night
Jesse White
Actor
3-Jan-1917 9-Jan-1997 The Maytag Repairman, 1967-88
Patrick Wilson
Drummer
1-Feb-1969   Weezer
Gridley Wright
Religion
19-Jan-1934 22-Dec-1979 Shiva Lila cult founder

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lawrence Bell
Business
5-Apr-1894 20-Oct-1956 Founder of Bell Helicopter
Glenn Curtiss
Aviator
21-May-1878 23-Jul-1930 American aviation pioneer
William Fargo
Business
20-May-1818 3-Aug-1881 Co-Founder, American Express & Wells Fargo
Morton Feldman
Composer
12-Jan-1926 3-Sep-1987 Coptic Light
Leslie A. Fiedler
Critic
8-Mar-1917 29-Jan-2003 Love and Death in the American Novel
Millard Fillmore
Head of State
7-Jan-1800 8-Mar-1874 13th President of the US, 1850-53
Herman G. Fisher
Business
2-Nov-1898 26-Sep-1975 Co-Founder of Fisher-Price Toys
Herbert A. Hauptman
Mathematician
14-Feb-1917 23-Oct-2011 X-ray diffraction studies
Joe McCarthy
Baseball
21-Apr-1887 13-Jan-1978 Yankees manager for 15 years
William McKinley
Head of State
29-Jan-1843 14-Sep-1901 25th US President, 1897-1901
William E. Miller
Politician
22-Mar-1914 24-Jun-1983 Congressman from New York, 1951-65
Irving Price
Business
21-Sep-1884 23-Nov-1976 Co-Founder of Fisher-Price Toys
George Stoneman
Military
8-Aug-1822 5-Sep-1894 Civil War general, California governor
James B. Sumner
Chemist
19-Nov-1887 12-Aug-1955 Crystallized enzymes



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