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Cleveland, OH

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.cleveland.oh.us/

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

Population:
478403 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
22-Jul-1796

County:
Cuyahoga County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Cleveland Plain Dealer

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Remington College
1985
Lincoln-West High School, Cleveland, OH
1970
Case Western Reserve University
1967
Cuyahoga Community College
1963
Cleveland Institute of Music
1920
Glenville High School, Cleveland, OH
1905
Cleveland State University
1870
Chancellor University
1848
Central High School, Cleveland, OH
1846

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
1995
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1920
Cleveland Museum of Art
1916

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Cleveland Orchestra
1918

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Noveon
2001
Hawk Corporation
1989
KeyCorp
1983
Chessie System
1972
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff
1938
Medical Mutual of Ohio
1934
Forest City Enterprises
1920
Ferro Corporation
1919
Parker Hannifin
1918
Baker & Hostetler
1916
NACCO Industries
1913
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
1913
Thompson Hine LLP
1911
Eaton
1911
American Greetings
1906
Applied Industrial Technologies
1901
Lincoln Electric Holdings
1895
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey
1890
Cleveland-Cliffs
1890
M. A. Hanna
1885
Sherwin-Williams
1866
Lamson & Sessions Co.
1865
Oglebay Norton Co.
1854
National City
1845
OM Group
 
AmeriTrust
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Steven Adler
Drummer
22-Jan-1965   Former Guns N' Roses drummer
Dede Allen
Editor
3-Dec-1925 17-Apr-2010 Prominent Hollywood film editor
Michael Armacost
Diplomat
15-Apr-1937   US Ambassador to Japan, 1989-93
Albert Ayler
Jazz Musician
13-Jul-1936 5-Nov-1970 Far-out sax blower
Doug Bailey
Activist
c. 1934   President and CEO, Unity08
Ernest Ball
Songwriter
22-Jul-1878 3-May-1927 When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Kaye Ballard
Actor
20-Nov-1926   The Mothers-in-Law
Brian Michael Bendis
Author
18-Aug-1967   Ultimate Spider-Man, Daredevil
Halle Berry
Actor
14-Aug-1966   Monster's Ball
Sheldon M. Bonovitz
Attorney
26-Apr-1937   Partner, Duane, Morris & Hecksher
Victor Boschini
Educator
c. 1956   Chancellor, Texas Christian University
Vance Bourjaily
Novelist
17-Sep-1922 31-Aug-2010 The End of My Life
Tom Brazaitis
Columnist
8-Aug-1940 30-Mar-2005 Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist
John G. Breen
Business
c. 1934   CEO of Sherwin-Williams, 1979-99
David J. Bronczek
Business
22-Jun-1954   CEO of FedEx Express
Bob Brown
Football
8-Dec-1941   NFL Hall of Famer
Charles F. Brush III
Archaeologist
3-Apr-1923 1-Jun-2006 Explorers Club president 1978-81
Judith Butler
Scholar
24-Feb-1956   Gender Trouble
Debra Byrd
Musician
1951   Session vocalist, American Idol vocal coach
Patricia M. Byrne
Diplomat
1-Jun-1925 23-Nov-2007 US Ambassador to Burma, 1979-83
Vanessa Bell Calloway
Actor
20-Mar-1957   Coming to America
Drew Carey
Comic
23-May-1958   The Drew Carey Show
Mary Carey
Pornstar
15-Jun-1980   Porn star, ran for California Governor
Eric Carmen
Singer/Songwriter
11-Aug-1949   All By Myself
Janis Carter
Actor
10-Oct-1913 30-Jul-1994 B-Movie actress
Richard Celeste
Politician
11-Nov-1937   Governor of Ohio, 1983-91
Tracy Chapman
Singer
30-Mar-1964   Fast Car
Charles Chesnutt
Novelist
20-Jun-1858 15-Nov-1932 The Conjure Woman
Bill Cobbs
Actor
16-Jun-1935   Tony on The Drew Carey Show
Marc Cohn
Singer/Songwriter
5-Jul-1959   Walking In Memphis
Susan Coolidge
Novelist
29-Jan-1835 9-Apr-1905 What Katy Did
Maura D. Corrigan
Judge
14-Jun-1948   Michigan Chief Justice, 2001-04
Jerome Corsi
Activist
31-Aug-1946   Co-Author, Unfit for Command
Franklin Cover
Actor
20-Nov-1928 5-Feb-2006 Tom Willis on The Jeffersons
Wes Craven
Film Director
2-Aug-1939   Freddy Krueger's father
Frank E. Curran
Politician
19-Dec-1912 18-Oct-1992 Mayor of San Diego, 1963-71
Harvey Cushing
Doctor
8-Apr-1869 7-Oct-1939 Cushing's Syndrome
George G. Daly
Educator
c. 1940   Business School Dean, Georgetown
Dorothy Dandridge
Actor
9-Nov-1922 8-Sep-1965 Carmen Jones
Harry L. Davis
Politician
25-Jan-1878 21-May-1950 Governor of Ohio, 1921-23
Ruby Dee
Actor
27-Oct-1924   The Jackie Robinson Story
Donald DeFreeze
Criminal
16-Nov-1943 17-May-1974 Symbionese Liberation Army
James C. Diggs
Attorney
c. 1948   General Counsel, PPG Industries
Harrison Dillard
Track and Field
8-Jul-1923   Olympic hurdler
Anthony Doerr
Author
1973   The Shell Collector
Charles F. Dolan
Business
16-Oct-1926   CEO of Cablevision, 1985-95
Phil Donahue
Talk Show Host
21-Dec-1935   The Phil Donahue Show
Stephen R. Donaldson
Author
13-May-1947   Author of the Thomas Covenant series
Keir Dullea
Actor
30-May-1936   2001: A Space Odyssey
Dennis E. Eckart
Politician
6-Apr-1950   Congressman from Ohio, 1981-93
Mickey Edwards
Politician
12-Jul-1937   Congressman from Oklahoma, 1977-93
Ann Elder
Actor
21-Sep-1942   Laugh-In
Harlan Ellison
Author
27-May-1934   I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream
Miriam Flynn
Actor
18-Jun-1952   Vacation
James Frey
Author
12-Sep-1969   Addiction memoirist, A Million Little Pieces
Marcia Fudge
Politician
29-Oct-1952   Congresswoman, Ohio 11th
Chuck Geschke
Business
11-Sep-1939   Co-Founder of Adobe
Donald A. Glaser
Physicist
21-Sep-1926 28-Feb-2013 Inventor of the bubble chamber
Erich Gliebe
Activist
c. 1964   Chairman, National Alliance
Mike Golic
Football
12-Dec-1962   Commentator, former NFL tackle
Joel Grey
Actor
11-Apr-1932   Cabaret
Gordon Gund
Business
15-Oct-1939   Former owner, Cleveland Cavaliers
Stephen Gyllenhaal
Film Director
4-Oct-1949   Homegrown
Paul Hackett
Politician
30-Mar-1962   Former Marine, ran for Congress
Arsenio Hall
Talk Show Host
12-Feb-1955   Former talk show host
Margaret Hamilton
Actor
9-Dec-1902 16-May-1985 Wicked Witch of the West
Edward Stephen Harkness
Philanthropist
22-Jan-1874 29-Jan-1940 Philanthropist
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Musician
18-Jul-1929 12-Feb-2000 I Put a Spell on You
John Heisman
Football
23-Oct-1869 3-Oct-1936 Namesake of the Heisman Trophy
John Henton
Comic
23-Nov-1960   Obie on Living Single
Thomas J. Herbert
Politician
28-Oct-1894 26-Oct-1974 Governor of Ohio, 1947-49
Jerry Hirshberg
Designer
1939   Nissan's design chief, 1980-2000
William E. Hocking
Philosopher
10-Aug-1873 12-Jun-1966 The Meaning of God in Human Experience
Hal Holbrook
Actor
17-Feb-1925   Mark Twain Tonight
Avery Hopwood
Playwright
28-May-1882 1-Jul-1928 The Bat
Desmond Howard
Football
15-May-1970   Winner, 1991 Heisman Trophy
John Howard
Actor
14-Apr-1913 19-Feb-1995 Bulldog Drummond
Richard Howard
Poet
13-Oct-1929   Untitled Subjects
Ross Hunter
Film/TV Producer
6-May-1920 10-Mar-1996 Imitation of Life
Darrell Issa
Politician
1-Nov-1953   Congressman, California 49th
Jeff Jacoby
Columnist
10-Feb-1959   Boston Globe columnist
Fredric Jameson
Author
14-Apr-1934   The Political Unconscious
Philip Johnson
Architect
8-Jul-1906 25-Jan-2005 The Glass House
Stephanie Tubbs Jones
Politician
10-Sep-1949 20-Aug-2008 Congresswoman, Ohio 11th
Paul G. Kaminski
Military
16-Sep-1942   CEO of Technovation, Inc.
Sean Kanan
Actor
2-Nov-1966   The Bold and the Beautiful
Carol Kane
Actor
18-Jun-1952   Simka on Taxi
Leon Isaac Kennedy
Disc Jockey
1-Jan-1949   Too Sweet
Mary Jo Kilroy
Politician
30-Apr-1949   Congresswoman from Ohio, 2009-11
Don King
Boxing
20-Aug-1931   Boxing promoter
Ron Klein
Politician
10-Jul-1957   Congressman from Florida, 2007-11
John A. Koskinen
Business
30-Jun-1939   President, US Soccer Foundation
Michael Krasny
Talk Show Host
1944   Host of Forum on KQED-FM
Dennis Kucinich
Politician
8-Oct-1946   Congressman, Ohio 10th
Steven LaTourette
Politician
22-Jul-1954   Congressman, Ohio 14th
Frank J. Lausche
Politician
14-Nov-1895 21-Apr-1990 Governor, Senator from Ohio
Jerome Lawrence
Playwright
14-Jul-1915 29-Feb-2004 Inherit the Wind and Mame
Nicole Lenz
Model
24-Jan-1980   Model-actress
Mark L. Lester
Film Director
26-Nov-1946   Commando
Chandra Levy
Victim
14-Apr-1977 1-May-2001 Gary Condit's dead intern
Peter B. Lewis
Business
11-Nov-1933   Chairman of Progressive
William S. Lind
Activist
9-Jul-1947   Free Congress Foundation
William Lipscomb
Chemist
9-Dec-1919 14-Apr-2011 Chemical bonding
Jim Lovell
Astronaut
25-Mar-1928   Apollo 13
James Thomas Lynn
Government
27-Feb-1927 6-Dec-2010 US HUD Secretary, 1973-75
Mary Bono Mack
Politician
24-Oct-1961   Congresswoman, California 45th
Tom Mack
Football
1-Nov-1943   LA Rams, Hall of Famer
Andrew H. Malcolm
Columnist
22-Jun-1943   Los Angeles Times editorial board
Henry Mancini
Composer
16-Apr-1924 14-Jun-1994 Moon River
Josh Mandel
Politician
27-Sep-1977   Treasurer of Ohio
Jerry Marotta
Drummer
6-Feb-1956   Peter Gabriel's drummer, active session musician
William Masters
Scientist
27-Dec-1915 16-Feb-2001 Human Sexual Response
Diane McBain
Actor
18-May-1941   The Mini-Skirt Mob
Robert W. McChesney
Author
c. 1955   Rich Media, Poor Democracy
James J. McMonagle
Attorney
1-Oct-1944   Of Counsel, Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease
Burgess Meredith
Actor
16-Nov-1908 9-Sep-1997 Rocky and Grumpy Old Men
Michael J. Merriman, Jr.
Business
c. 1956   CEO of Lamson & Sessions
Howard Metzenbaum
Politician
4-Jun-1917 12-Mar-2008 US Senator from Ohio, 1977-95
Henry L. Meyer III
Business
c. 1950   CEO of KeyCorp
David C. Miller
Diplomat
15-Jul-1942   US Ambassador to Zimbabwe, 1984-86
Greg Morris
Actor
27-Sep-1933 27-Aug-1996 Mission: Impossible
Craig Mundie
Business
c. 1949   CTO of Microsoft
Tim Murphy
Politician
11-Sep-1952   Congressman, Pennsylvania 18th
Chuck Noll
Football
5-Jan-1932   Steelers Head Coach, 1969-91
Andre Norton
Author
17-Feb-1912 17-Mar-2005 Witch World series
Terrence O'Donnell
Judge
11-Feb-1946   Justice, Ohio Supreme Court
Mary Rose Oakar
Politician
5-Mar-1940   Congresswoman from Ohio, 1977-93
Mary Oliver
Poet
10-Sep-1935   American Primitive
Susan Orlean
Author
31-Oct-1955   The Orchid Thief
Mehmet Oz
Doctor
11-Jun-1960   Healing from the Heart
LaWanda Page
Actor
19-Oct-1920 14-Sep-2002 Aunt Esther on Sanford and Son
Paula Jai Parker
Actor
19-Aug-1969   Trudy Proud on The Proud Family
Rod Parsley
Religion
13-Jan-1957   Pastor, Christian Right activist
Merton J. Peck
Economist
17-Dec-1925 1-Mar-2013 Council of Economic Advisers, 1968-69
Harvey Pekar
Author
8-Oct-1939 12-Jul-2010 American Splendor
Max Perlich
Actor
28-Mar-1968   Brodie on Homicide
James Pickens, Jr.
Actor
26-Oct-1954   Dr. Richard Webber on Grey's Anatomy
John Popper
Musician
29-Mar-1967   Harmonica player, Blues Traveler
Monica Potter
Actor
30-Jun-1971   Lori Colson on Boston Legal
James E. Preston
Business
30-Apr-1933   CEO of Avon, 1988-98
Robert A. Profusek
Business
c. 1950   Partner, Jones Day
Bruce Ratner
Business
23-Jan-1945   New York City developer
Marge Redmond
Actor
14-Dec-1930   Sister Jacqueline on The Flying Nun
Gene Reynolds
Actor
4-Apr-1923   Child actor, later TV director/producer
James Ford Rhodes
Author
1-May-1848 22-Jan-1927 History of the Civil War
Florence Rice
Actor
14-Feb-1911 23-Feb-1974 At the Circus
Jack Riley
Actor
30-Dec-1935   Elliot Carlin on The Bob Newhart Show
James Robertson
Judge
1938   Judge, resigned from FISA court
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
Business
29-Jan-1874 11-May-1960 Built Rockefeller Center
James E. Rohr
Business
18-Oct-1948   CEO of PNC Financial
Rick Ross
Activist
24-Nov-1952   Cult expert, deprogrammer
Alan Ruck
Actor
1-Jul-1956   Cameron Frye in Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Charles F. C. Ruff
Attorney
1-Aug-1939 19-Nov-2000 Clinton's impeachment attorney
Thomas P. Salmon
Politician
19-Aug-1932   Governor of Vermont, 1973-77
Bill Sammon
Journalist
1959   VP, Fox News Channel
Flip Saunders
Basketball
23-Feb-1955   Head Coach, Detroit Pistons
Jack Schaefer
Novelist
19-Nov-1907 24-Jan-1991 Shane
Jimmy Scott
Singer
17-Jul-1925   Jazz soprano vocalist
Donna Shalala
Government
14-Feb-1941   Secretary of HHS, 1993-2001
Milton J. Shapp
Politician
25-Jun-1912 24-Nov-1994 Governor of Pennsylvania, 1971-79
Elliot Sharp
Musician
1951   New York avant-garde musician
Denny Shute
Golf
25-Oct-1904 13-May-1974 Winner of 3 Majors
Jerry Siegel
Author
17-Oct-1914 28-Jan-1996 Creator of Superman
Howard Da Silva
Actor
4-May-1909 16-Feb-1986 Bartender in The Lost Weekend
Martha Smith
Actor
16-Oct-1953   Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Troy Smith
Football
20-Jul-1984   Heisman Trophy winner, 2006
Gerald A. Soffen
Astronomer
7-Feb-1926 22-Nov-2000 Viking I mission to mars
Brian Stepanek
Actor
6-Feb-1971   Arwin on The Suite Life
Mark Stevens
Actor
13-Dec-1916 15-Sep-1994 The Snake Pit
Mel Stewart
Actor
19-Sep-1929 24-Feb-2002 Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Carl B. Stokes
Politician
21-Jun-1927 3-Apr-1996 Mayor of Cleveland, 1968-71
Louis B. Stokes
Politician
23-Feb-1925   Congressman from Ohio, 1969-99
Robert E. Sweeney
Politician
4-Nov-1924 30-Jun-2007 Congressman from Ohio, 1965-67
Mary Thom
Editor
3-Jun-1944 26-Apr-2013 Executive Editor of Ms., 1990-92
Jack Thompson
Attorney
25-Jul-1951   Video game decency barrator
Lloyd G. Trotter
Business
c. 1945   Vice Chairman at GE, 2006-08
James R. Trueman
Business
25-May-1935 11-Jun-1986 Founder of Red Roof Inns
Charles Vanik
Politician
7-Apr-1913 30-Aug-2007 Congressman from Ohio, 1955-81
Sander Vanocur
Journalist
8-Jan-1928   ABC and NBC correspondent
George Voinovich
Politician
15-Jul-1936   US Senator from Ohio
Donald E. Washkewicz
Business
c. 1950   CEO of Parker Hannifin
Lew Wasserman
Business
22-Mar-1913 3-Jun-2002 Chairman and CEO of MCA, 1946-95
Roland West
Film Director
20-Feb-1885 31-Mar-1952 The Bat Whispers
Shelly West
Country Musician
23-May-1958   Josť Cuervo
Jack Weston
Actor
21-Aug-1924 3-May-1996 Wait Until Dark
Robert Wheeler
Musician
1957   Plays keyboards, theremin for Pere Ubu
Charles Z. Wick
Government
12-Oct-1917 20-Jul-2008 Director of the USIA, 1981-89
James Wilder
Actor
5-Aug-1968   A Face to Die For
Edward P. Williams
Business
10-May-1843 4-May-1903 The Williams of Sherwin-Williams
Debra Winger
Actor
16-May-1955   An Officer and a Gentleman
Bobby Womack
Musician
4-Mar-1944   R&B guitarist and songwriter
Harry Woods
Actor
5-May-1889 28-Dec-1968 Perpetual Hollywood villain
Barrie Youngfellow
Actor
22-Oct-1950   Jan Hoffmeyer on It's a Living

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Newton D. Baker
Politician
3-Dec-1871 25-Dec-1937 US Secretary of War, 1916-21
Bob Bartlett
Politician
20-Apr-1904 11-Dec-1968 US Senator from Alaska, 1959-68
Charles F. Brush
Inventor
17-Mar-1849 15-Jun-1929 Street lights
Charles Chesnutt
Novelist
20-Jun-1858 15-Nov-1932 The Conjure Woman
Ernie Davis
Football
14-Dec-1939 18-May-1963 Winner, 1961 Heisman Trophy
Harry L. Davis
Politician
25-Jan-1878 21-May-1950 Governor of Ohio, 1921-23
Bob Feller
Baseball
3-Nov-1918 15-Dec-2010 Pitched three no-hitters for Cleveland
John P. Green
Politician
2-Apr-1845 30-Aug-1940 Labor Day
Stephen V. Harkness
Business
1818 1888 Co-Founder of Standard Oil
Frank J. Lausche
Politician
14-Nov-1895 21-Apr-1990 Governor, Senator from Ohio
Dante Lavelli
Football
23-Feb-1923 20-Jan-2009 Cleveland Browns Hall-of-Famer
Gerald Levert
Singer
13-Jul-1966 10-Nov-2006 Baby Hold on to Me
Marion Motley
Football
5-Jun-1920 27-Jun-1999 Fullback, NFL Hall of Famer
Henry B. Payne
Politician
30-Nov-1810 9-Sep-1896 US Senator from Ohio, 1885-91
Harvey Pekar
Author
8-Oct-1939 12-Jul-2010 American Splendor
Frederick C. Robbins
Scientist
25-Aug-1916 4-Aug-2003 Cultured the polio virus
Carl B. Stokes
Politician
21-Jun-1927 3-Apr-1996 Mayor of Cleveland, 1968-71
George Szell
Conductor
7-Jun-1897 30-Jul-1970 Conductor, Cleveland Orchestra, 1946-70
Stella Walsh
Track and Field
3-Apr-1911 4-Dec-1980 Olympic sprinter found to be actually male
Edward G. Zubler
Inventor
12-Mar-1925 20-Mar-2004 Inventor of the halogen lamp



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