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Phoenix, AZ

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.phoenix.az.us/

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

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

Population:
1321045 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
5-Feb-1881

County:
Maricopa County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Arizona Republic

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
The Art Institute of Phoenix
1995
Paradise Valley Community College
1985
Arizona State University West
1984
South Mountain Community College
1978
Western International University
1978
University of Phoenix
1976
GateWay Community College Arizona
1968
Southwestern College Arizona
1960
American Indian College
1957
Grand Canyon University
1949
Phoenix College
1920

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Arizona Science Center
1984
Phoenix Art Museum
1959
Heard Museum
1929

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Phoenix Symphony
1947

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Aztar
1989
CSK Auto
1987
PetSmart
1986
America West Airlines
1983
Apollo Group
1973
Swift Transportation
1965
Talley Industries
1960
Tosco Corporation
1955
Avnet
1955
Southern Copper
1952
Pinnacle West Capital
1920
Viad Corporation
1914
Phelps Dodge
1834

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jaime Lyn Bauer
Actor
9-Mar-1949   Days of Our Lives
Rich Beem
Golf
24-Aug-1970   Winner, 2002 PGA Championship
Chester Bennington
Singer
20-Mar-1976   Linkin Park
Rebecca White Berch
Judge
29-Jun-1955   Justice, Arizona Supreme Court
Don Bolles
Musician
30-Jul-1956   The Germs
Michelle Branch
Singer/Songwriter
2-Jul-1983   Are You Happy Now?
Lynda Carter
Actor
24-Jul-1951   Wonder Woman
Eddie Cheever
Auto Racing
10-Jan-1958   Winner, 1998 Indianapolis 500
Jessi Colter
Singer
25-May-1943   I'm Not Lisa
Joan Ganz Cooney
Film/TV Producer
30-Nov-1929   Producer of Sesame Street
Matt Dallas
Actor
21-Oct-1982   Kyle XY
Amy Davidson
Actor
15-Sep-1979   Kerry Hennessy on 8 Simple Rules
Ruth A. Davis
Diplomat
28-Mar-1942   US Ambassador to Benin, 1992-95
Thomas King Forcade
Journalist
11-Sep-1945 17-Nov-1978 Founder of High Times
Barry Goldwater
Politician
1-Jan-1909 29-May-1998 US Senator from Arizona, 1953-65, 1969-87
Amelia Heinle
Actor
17-Mar-1973   The Young and the Restless
Chalmers Johnson
Author
6-Aug-1931 20-Nov-2010 Blowback
Joanna Johnson
Film/TV Producer
31-Dec-1961   Creator of Hope & Faith
Dianne Kay
Actor
29-Mar-1952   Nancy Bradford on Eight Is Enough
Tom Leppert
Politician
22-Mar-1955   Mayor of Dallas
Cindy Hensley McCain
Relative
20-May-1954   Wife of John McCain
Meghan McCain
Blogger
23-Oct-1984   John McCain's daughter
Jody Miller
Country Musician
29-Nov-1941   Queen of the House
Chad Mirkin
Chemist
23-Nov-1963   International Institute for Nanotechnology
Harry Mitchell
Politician
18-Jul-1940   Congressman from Arizona, 2007-11
Jenny Mollen
Actor
30-May-1979   Nina Ash on Angel, Twitterer
Stevie Nicks
Singer/Songwriter
26-May-1948   Fleetwood Mac
Greg Proops
Comic
3-Oct-1959   Stand-up comic and TV show host
Howard Rheingold
Author
7-Jul-1947   The Virtual Community
Buddy Rice
Auto Racing
31-Jan-1976   Winner of 2004's Indy 500
Chuck Robb
Politician
26-Jun-1939   US Senator from Virginia, 1989-2001
Jennifer Rubin
Actor
3-Apr-1962   Deal of a Lifetime
John Shadegg
Politician
22-Oct-1949   Congressman from Arizona, 1995-2011
Cheryl L. Shavers
Business
c. 1953   Under Secy. Commerce for Technology, 1999-2001
Norman D. Shumway
Politician
28-Jul-1934   Congressman from California, 1979-91
Jordin Sparks
Singer
22-Dec-1989   Winner, 6th season American Idol
Bob Stump
Politician
4-Apr-1927 20-Jun-2003 Congressman from Arizona, 1977-2003
Amber Valletta
Model
9-Feb-1974   Supermodel turned actress
Mare Winningham
Actor
16-May-1959   Georgia
Shannon Woodward
Actor
17-Dec-1984   Sabrina on Raising Hope

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Rod Beck
Baseball
3-Aug-1968 23-Jun-2007 MLB relief pitcher
Wesley Bolin
Politician
1-Jul-1909 4-Mar-1978 Governor of Arizona, 1977-78
Charles Boyer
Actor
28-Aug-1899 26-Aug-1978 Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Dan Devine
Football
22-Dec-1924 9-May-2002 Packers, NCAA head coach
Paul J. Fannin
Politician
29-Jan-1907 13-Jan-2002 Governor and Senator from Arizona
Cotton Fitzsimmons
Basketball
7-Oct-1931 24-Jul-2004 21 seasons as NBA head coach
Barry Goldwater
Politician
1-Jan-1909 29-May-1998 US Senator from Arizona, 1953-65, 1969-87
David Graf
Actor
16-Apr-1950 7-Apr-2001 Movie, TV and videogame work
Paul Harvey
Radio Personality
4-Sep-1918 28-Feb-2009 The Paul Harvey Show
Henry R. Luce
Business
3-Apr-1898 28-Feb-1967 Founded Time Magazine
Ernest W. McFarland
Politician
9-Oct-1894 8-Jun-1984 Governor of Arizona, 1955-59
Evan Mecham
Politician
12-May-1924 22-Feb-2008 Governor of Arizona, 1987-88
Ernesto Miranda
Criminal
9-Mar-1941 31-Jan-1976 Miranda v. Arizona
John J. O'Connor III
Relative
10-Jan-1930 11-Nov-2009 Sandra Day O'Connor's husband
Jesse Owens
Track and Field
12-Sep-1913 31-Mar-1980 Four track and field medals in 1936 Olympics
Kirby Puckett
Baseball
14-Mar-1960 6-Mar-2006 Minnesota Twins Hall of Famer
David Hans Schmidt
Business
27-May-1960 28-Sep-2007 Celebrity porn broker
Bruce Snyder
Football
14-Mar-1940 13-Apr-2009 Sun Devils Head Coach, 1992-2000
Bob Stump
Politician
4-Apr-1927 20-Jun-2003 Congressman from Arizona, 1977-2003
Clifton R. Wharton
Diplomat
11-May-1899 23-Apr-1983 First Black Career US Ambassador
Frank Lloyd Wright
Architect
8-Jun-1867 9-Apr-1959 Fallingwater
William Wrigley, Jr.
Business
30-Sep-1861 26-Jan-1932 Chewing gum magnate



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