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New Haven, CT

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.gnhcc.com/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.newhavencvb.org/

Population:
123626 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1638

County:
New Haven County

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Gateway Community College Connecticut
1992
Yale School of Drama
1955
Albertus Magnus College
1925
University of New Haven
1920
Southern Connecticut State University
1893
Yale Law School
1843
Yale Divinity School
1822
Yale School of Medicine
1810
Yale University
1701

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Yale University Art Gallery
1832

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Knights of Columbus (Insurance)
1882

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
George A. Akerlof
Economist
17-Jun-1940   Asymmetric markets
Lauren Ambrose
Actor
20-Feb-1978   Six Feet Under
Jack Arnold
Film Director
14-Oct-1916 17-Mar-1992 Creature from the Black Lagoon
Henry Baldwin
Judge
14-Jan-1780 21-Apr-1844 US Supreme Court Justice, 1830-44
Simeon E. Baldwin
Politician
5-Feb-1840 30-Jan-1927 Governor of Connecticut, 1911-15
Lyman Beecher
Religion
12-Oct-1775 10-Jan-1863 American Presbyterian preacher
Roberts Blossom
Actor
25-Mar-1924 8-Jul-2011 Deranged
Jerry Bock
Composer
23-Nov-1928 3-Nov-2010 Fiorello!
Michael Bolton
Singer/Songwriter
26-Feb-1953   Love Is a Wonderful Thing
Edward Bouchet
Physicist
15-Sep-1852 28-Oct-1918 First African-American PhD
George W. Bush
Head of State
6-Jul-1946   43rd US President, 2001-09
Al Capp
Cartoonist
28-Sep-1909 5-Nov-1979 Creator of Li'l Abner
Karen Carpenter
Singer
2-Mar-1950 4-Feb-1983 The Carpenters
Richard Carpenter
Musician
15-Oct-1946   The Carpenters
Vint Cerf
Scientist
23-Jun-1943   Co-Designed Internet's TCP-IP protocol
Melanie Chartoff
Actor
15-Dec-1948   Parker Lewis Can't Lose
Martha Coolidge
Film Director
17-Aug-1946   Valley Girl
Rhonda Copelon
Attorney
15-Sep-1944   Law Professor at CUNY
Daniel Cosgrove
Actor
16-Dec-1970   Matt Durning on Beverly Hills 90210
Rosa DeLauro
Politician
2-Mar-1943   Congresswoman, Connecticut 3rd
Jill Eikenberry
Actor
21-Jan-1947   Ann Kelsey on L.A. Law
Foster Furcolo
Politician
29-Jul-1911 5-Jul-1995 Governor of Massachusetts, 1957-61
Robert Giaimo
Politician
15-Oct-1919 24-May-2006 Congressman from Connecticut, 1959-81
J. Willard Gibbs
Physicist
11-Feb-1839 28-Apr-1903 Elementary Principles in Statistical Mathematics
Alfred G. Gilman
Scientist
1-Jul-1941   G-protein cell signal transmission
Charles Goodyear
Inventor
29-Dec-1800 1-Jul-1860 Invented rubber vulcanization process
Donald Hall
Poet
20-Sep-1928   The One Day
Sam Hardy
Actor
21-Mar-1883 16-Oct-1935 King Kong
Louis Harris
Business
6-Jan-1921   Pollster, Louis Harris and Associates
Jared Ingersoll
Politician
24-Oct-1749 31-Oct-1822 Signed the US Constitution
Kenny Johnson
Actor
13-Jul-1963   Det. Lemansky on The Shield
Michiko Kakutani
Critic
9-Jan-1955   Quirky New York Times book critic
Adam LaVorgna
Actor
1-Mar-1981   Robbie Palmer on 7th Heaven
Norman Lear
Film/TV Producer
27-Jul-1922   Creator of All in the Family
Lewis Libby
Government
22-Aug-1950   Cheney's former Chief of Staff
Gabriel Mann
Actor
14-May-1972   Dying to Live
Biff McGuire
Actor
25-Oct-1926   Serpico
Thomas E. McNamara
Diplomat
1940   US Ambassador to Colombia, 1988-91
Craig C. Mello
Scientist
19-Oct-1960   RNA interference
Robert Moses
Government
18-Dec-1888 29-Jul-1981 New York City planner
George Murphy
Actor
4-Jul-1902 3-May-1992 Actor and US Senator from California
Harry Myers
Actor
5-Sep-1882 25-Dec-1938 City Lights
Becki Newton
Actor
4-Jul-1978   Amanda Tanen on Ugly Betty
Flemming L. Norcott, Jr.
Judge
11-Oct-1943   Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court
Frank H. Pearl
Business
27-May-1943 4-May-2012 CEO of Perseus LLC
George O. Petrie
Actor
16-Nov-1912 16-Nov-1997 Harv Smithfield on Dallas
Liz Phair
Singer/Songwriter
17-Apr-1967   Exile in Guyville
William Lyon Phelps
Critic
2-Jan-1865 21-Aug-1943 Essays on Modern Novelists
Richard Pini
Cartoonist
19-Jul-1950   Elfquest
Adam Clayton Powell
Politician
29-Nov-1908 4-Apr-1972 Congressman from New York, 1945-71
Emily Saliers
Musician
22-Jul-1963   The Indigo Girls
Irwin Schiff
Activist
1928   US income tax protester
Alfred P. Sloan
Business
23-May-1875 17-Feb-1966 Chairman of GM, 1937-56
Benjamin Spock
Doctor
2-May-1903 15-Mar-1998 Baby and Child Care
Francis Steegmuller
Author
3-Jul-1906 20-Oct-1994 Cocteau: A Biography
Lawrence H. Summers
Economist
30-Nov-1954   US Treasury Secretary, 1999-2001
Liz Trotta
Journalist
28-Mar-1937   Fox News contributor
Titus Welliver
Actor
12-Mar-1961   Silas Adams on Deadwood
David Wessel
Journalist
c. 1953   Wall Street Journal
Reed Whittemore
Poet
11-Sep-1919 6-Apr-2012 Heroes & Heroines
Steve Wynn
Business
27-Jan-1942   Las Vegas billionaire
Madeline Zima
Actor
16-Sep-1985   Grace Sheffield on The Nanny

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Josef Albers
Artist
19-Mar-1888 25-Mar-1976 Homage to the Square
Charles McLean Andrews
Historian
22-Feb-1863 9-Sep-1943 The Colonial Period of American History
Simeon E. Baldwin
Politician
5-Feb-1840 30-Jan-1927 Governor of Connecticut, 1911-15
Ina Balin
Actor
12-Nov-1937 20-Jun-1990 The Patsy
Charles A. Beard
Historian
27-Nov-1874 1-Sep-1948 The Rise of American Civilization
Alexander Bickel
Scholar
17-Dec-1924 7-Nov-1974 The Least Dangerous Branch
Leonard Bloomfield
Linguist
1-Apr-1887 18-Apr-1949 Structural linguistics of Tagalog
Edward Bouchet
Physicist
15-Sep-1852 28-Oct-1918 First African-American PhD
James Broderick
Actor
7-Mar-1927 1-Nov-1982 Doug Lawrence on Family
Cleanth Brooks
Critic
16-Oct-1906 10-May-1994 The Well Wrought Urn
Dirk Brouwer
Astronomer
1-Sep-1902 31-Jan-1966 Celestial mechanics
Ernest W. Brown
Astronomer
29-Nov-1866 22-Jul-1938 Tables of the Motion of the Moon
Donald Cook
Actor
26-Sep-1901 1-Oct-1961 Viva Villa!
Wilbur L. Cross
Politician
10-Apr-1862 5-Oct-1948 Governor of Connecticut, 1931-39
Harvey Cushing
Doctor
8-Apr-1869 7-Oct-1939 Cushing's Syndrome
Timothy Dwight
Educator
14-May-1752 11-Jan-1817 President of Yale, 1795-1817
Walker Evans
Photographer
3-Nov-1903 10-Apr-1975 Depression-era Photographer
Irving Fisher
Economist
27-Feb-1867 29-Apr-1947 The Theory of Interest
J. Willard Gibbs
Physicist
11-Feb-1839 28-Apr-1903 Elementary Principles in Statistical Mathematics
Ross Granville Harrison
Zoologist
13-Jan-1870 30-Sep-1959 Embryology and tissue culture techniques
Vernon W. Hughes
Physicist
28-May-1921 25-Mar-2003 Muons
Clark L. Hull
Psychologist
24-May-1884 10-May-1952 Principles of Behavior
John N. Irwin II
Diplomat
31-Dec-1913 28-Feb-2000 US Deputy Secretary of State, 1970-73
Tjalling C. Koopmans
Economist
28-Aug-1910 26-Feb-1985 Linear programming
Ralph Linton
Anthropologist
27-Feb-1893 25-Dec-1953 The Study of Man
Bronislaw Malinowski
Anthropologist
7-Apr-1884 16-May-1942 Founder of social anthropology
Percy Marks
Novelist
9-Sep-1891 27-Dec-1956 The Plastic Age
W. C. Minor
Scholar
Jun-1834 26-Mar-1920 Prolific OED contributor
William Lyon Phelps
Critic
2-Jan-1865 21-Aug-1943 Essays on Modern Novelists
Edward Sapir
Anthropologist
26-Jan-1884 4-Feb-1939 Anthropological linguist
Roger Sherman
Politician
19-Apr-1721 23-Jul-1793 Architect of the Connecticut Compromise
Nicholas J. Spykman
Geographer
13-Oct-1893 26-Jun-1943 Godfather of Containment
Margaret Sullavan
Actor
16-May-1911 1-Jan-1960 The Shop Around the Corner
Max Theiler
Scientist
30-Jan-1899 11-Aug-1972 Yellow fever vaccination
James Tobin
Economist
5-Mar-1918 11-Mar-2002 Investment behaviorist
Noah Webster
Lexicographer
16-Oct-1758 28-May-1843 Webster's Dictionary
Eli Whitney
Inventor
8-Dec-1765 8-Jan-1825 Inventor of the cotton gin
Teresa Wright
Actor
27-Oct-1918 6-Mar-2005 Shadow of a Doubt



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