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Columbus, OH

CITY

Official Website:
http://ci.columbus.oh.us/

Chamber of Commerce:
Columbus Chamber of Commerce

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

Population:
711470 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1812

County:
Delaware County, Fairfield County, Franklin County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Columbus Dispatch

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Ohio Dominican University
1911
Franklin University
1902
Ohio State University
1870

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Hexion Specialty Chemicals
2005
Retail Ventures
2003
Victoria's Secret
1977
CompuServe
1969
Big Lots
1967
Limited Brands
1963
Worthington Industries
1955
Bob Evans Farms
1953
Nationwide
1925
White Castle
1921
Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease
1909
Huntington Bancshares
1866
Borden Chemical
1857
American Electric Power
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert Atkins
Doctor
17-Oct-1930 17-Apr-2003 Atkins Diet doctor
Majel Barrett
Actor
23-Feb-1932 18-Dec-2008 Widow of Gene Roddenberry
Warner Baxter
Actor
29-Mar-1889 7-May-1951 In Old Arizona
George Bellows
Painter
12-Aug-1882 8-Jan-1925 American realist painter
Richard Biggs
Actor
18-Mar-1961 22-May-2004 Dr. Stephen Franklin on Babylon 5
Bizzy Bone
Rapper
12-Sep-1976   Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Andrea Bowen
Actor
4-Mar-1990   Desperate Housewives
Kevin Boyce
Politician
5-Oct-1971   Treasurer of Ohio, 2009-11
Lois McMaster Bujold
Novelist
2-Nov-1949   The Vorkosigan Saga
Walter Dean Burnham
Scholar
15-Jun-1930   Democracy in the Making
Prescott Bush
Politician
15-May-1895 8-Oct-1972 US Senator from Connecticut, 1952-63
Bruce L. Byrnes
Business
29-Mar-1948   Vice Chairman of Procter & Gamble, 2004-08
Joe Carr
Football
22-Oct-1880 20-May-1939 NFL President, 1921-39
Howard "Hopalong" Cassady
Football
2-Mar-1934   Winner, 1955 Heisman Trophy
Robert F. Chandler
Educator
22-Jun-1907 23-Mar-1999 International Rice Research Institute
Richard Cordray
Government
3-May-1959   Acting Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Ben Curtis
Golf
26-May-1977   Winner, 2003 British Open
Beverly D'Angelo
Actor
15-Nov-1951   National Lampoon's Vacation
Jay DeMarcus
Country Musician
26-Apr-1971   Vocalist, Rascal Flatts
Michael Duffy
Journalist
7-Sep-1958   TIME reporter
David W. Dyer
Judge
28-Jun-1910 7-Jun-1998 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1966-76
Michael Feinstein
Singer
7-Sep-1956   Revives the Great American Songbook
Alana De La Garza
Actor
18-Jun-1976   Connie Rubirosa on Law & Order
Dody Goodman
Actor
28-Oct-1914 22-Jun-2008 Mother on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Maggie Grace
Actor
21-Sep-1983   Shannon Rutherford on Lost
Alex Grey
Artist
29-Nov-1953   Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
Archie Griffin
Football
21-Aug-1954   Winner, 1974 and 1975 Heisman Trophy
Eileen Heckart
Actor
29-Mar-1919 31-Dec-2001 Butterflies Are Free
Curtis LeMay
Military
15-Nov-1906 1-Oct-1990 USAF General
Gary LeVox
Country Musician
10-Jul-1970   Lead singer, Rascal Flatts
John B. McCoy
Business
11-Jun-1943   CEO of Bank One, 1987-99
Patrick McCrory
Politician
17-Oct-1956   Mayor of Charlotte, 1995-2009
Irvin McDowell
Military
15-Oct-1818 4-May-1885 Defeated at First Battle of Bull Run
Grant Mitchell
Actor
17-Jun-1874 1-May-1957 Father Is a Prince
Jack Nicklaus
Golf
21-Jan-1940   Golf legend, Winner of 18 Majors
William J. Patterson
Business
27-Jan-1962 24-Sep-2010 SPO Partners & Co.
Jack Plotnick
Actor
30-Oct-1968   Xandir on Drawn Together
Tom Poston
Actor
17-Oct-1921 30-Apr-2007 Handyman on Newhart
Brady Quinn
Football
27-Oct-1984   Cleveland Browns QB
Josh Radnor
Actor
29-Jul-1974   How I Met Your Mother
Eddie Rickenbacker
Aviator
8-Oct-1890 23-Jul-1973 Flying ace shot down 22 planes in WWI
James A. Ryder
Business
28-Jul-1913 25-Mar-1997 Founder of Ryder System
Randy Savage
Wrestling
15-Nov-1952 20-May-2011 WWF and WCW heavyweight champion
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Historian
15-Oct-1917 28-Feb-2007 The Age of Roosevelt
Bob Shamansky
Politician
18-Apr-1927 11-Aug-2011 Congressman from Ohio, 1981-83
Claire Shipman
Journalist
1962   Good Morning America
Roger Smith
Business
12-Jul-1925 29-Nov-2007 CEO of General Motors, 1980-90
Donald Ogden Stewart
Author
30-Nov-1894 2-Aug-1980 The Philadelphia Story
Jermaine Stewart
Singer
7-Sep-1957 17-Mar-1997 We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off
R. L. Stine
Author
8-Oct-1943   Goosebumps series
Philip Michael Thomas
Actor
26-May-1949   Det. Ricardo Tubbs on Miami Vice
James Thurber
Author
8-Dec-1894 2-Nov-1961 Short story writer and cartoonist
Pat Tiberi
Politician
21-Oct-1962   Congressman, Ohio 12th
Hal Williams
Actor
14-Dec-1938   Lester Jenkins on 227
Bill Willis
Football
5-Oct-1921 27-Nov-2007 Cleveland Browns, NFL Hall of Famer
Ralph Wilson, Jr.
Football
17-Oct-1918   Founding Owner, Buffalo Bills

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Neil Armstrong
Astronaut
5-Aug-1930 25-Aug-2012 First man on the Moon
John W. Bricker
Politician
6-Sep-1893 22-Mar-1986 Governor of Ohio, 1939-45
Samuel P. Bush
Relative
4-Oct-1863 8-Feb-1948 Father of Senator Prescott Bush
Joe Carr
Football
22-Oct-1880 20-May-1939 NFL President, 1921-39
Cozy Cole
Jazz Musician
17-Oct-1909 29-Jan-1981 Topsy Part 2
Dimebag Darrell
Guitarist
20-Aug-1966 8-Dec-2004 Lead guitarist for Pantera
Harry M. Daugherty
Government
26-Jan-1860 12-Oct-1941 US Attorney General, 1921-24
A. Victor Donahey
Politician
7-Jul-1873 8-Apr-1946 Governor of Ohio, 1923-29
Vic Janowicz
Football
26-Jan-1930 27-Feb-1996 Winner, 1950 Heisman Trophy
Thomas J. Moyer
Judge
18-Apr-1939 2-Apr-2010 Ohio Chief Justice, 1987-2010
C. William O'Neill
Politician
14-Feb-1916 20-Aug-1978 Governor of Ohio, 1957-59
Hjalmar Petersen
Politician
2-Jan-1890 29-Mar-1968 Governor of Minnesota, 1936-37
James A. Rhodes
Politician
13-Sep-1909 4-Mar-2001 Twice Governor of Ohio
Andrew A. Sorensen
Educator
20-Jul-1938 17-Apr-2011 President, University of South Carolina, 2002-08
Allen G. Thurman
Politician
13-Nov-1813 12-Dec-1895 US Senator from Ohio, 1869-81
Paul Tibbets
Military
23-Feb-1915 1-Nov-2007 Pilot of the Enola Gay
Bill Willis
Football
5-Oct-1921 27-Nov-2007 Cleveland Browns, NFL Hall of Famer
Chalmers P. Wylie
Politician
23-Nov-1920 14-Aug-1998 Congressman from Ohio, 1967-93



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