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Pittsburgh, PA

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/

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

Population:
334563 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1764

County:
Allegheny County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Community College of Allegheny County
1966
Point Park College
1960
Carlow University
1929
Central Catholic High School, Pittsburgh, PA
1927
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
1921
Carnegie Mellon University
1900
Shady Side Academy
1883
Duquesne University
1878
Chatham College
1869
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
1794
University of Pittsburgh
1787
Peabody High School, Pittsburgh, PA
 

CIVIC INSTITUTIONS

InstitutionTypeFounded
The Andy Warhol Museum
Museum
1994
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Ballet
1969
National Aviary
Zoo
1952
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra
1926
Pittsburgh Zoo
Zoo
1898
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Library
1895

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Linn Energy
2003
Rostrum Records
2003
MotivePower Industries
1996
Allegheny Technologies
1996
CONSOL Energy
1991
USX Corporation
1991
Education Management Corporation
1962
Federated Investors
1955
Dick's Sporting Goods
1948
Calgon Carbon
1942
General Nutrition Centers
1935
PNC Financial
1922
WESCO International
1922
US Steel
1901
PPG Industries
1883
Reed Smith
1877
Heinz
1875
Mellon Financial
1869
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
1850
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham
 
Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
F. Murray Abraham
Actor
24-Oct-1939   Mozart's antagonist in Amadeus
Jonathan Adams
Actor
16-Jul-1967   Henry Walker on American Dreams
Hervey Allen
Poet
8-Dec-1889 28-Dec-1949 Ballads of the Border
Marty Allen
Comic
23-Mar-1922   Goofy-looking comedian
Herbert M. Allison
Business
24-Aug-1943   CEO of TIAA-CREF, 2002-08
Eric Andersen
Musician
14-Feb-1943   Folk singer and songwriter
Susan E. Arnold
Business
c. 1954   Global Business President, Proctor & Gamble
Alfred L. Atherton
Diplomat
22-Nov-1921 30-Oct-2002 US Ambassador to Egypt, 1979-83
Tom Atkins
Actor
13-Nov-1935   Sgt. Frank Cole on Harry O
Max Baer
Judge
24-Dec-1947   Justice, Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Joseph M. Barr
Politician
28-May-1906 26-Aug-1982 Mayor of Pittsburgh, 1959-70
Robert L. Barry
Diplomat
28-Aug-1934   US Ambassador to Indonesia, 1992-95
Don Beddoe
Actor
1-Jul-1903 19-Jan-1991 The Night of the Hunter
Buddy Bell
Baseball
27-Aug-1951   Manager, Kansas City Royals, 2005-07
George Benson
Jazz Musician
22-Mar-1943   Prominent jazz guitarist and vocalist
Julie Benz
Actor
1-May-1972   Jawbreaker
Pandro S. Berman
Film/TV Producer
28-Mar-1905 13-Jul-1996 Top RKO producer, Ivanhoe
Carl Betz
Actor
9-Mar-1921 18-Jan-1978 The Donna Reed Show
Art Blakey
Drummer
11-Oct-1919 16-Oct-1990 Principal bebop instigator and drummer
Robert Bork
Government
1-Mar-1927 19-Dec-2012 Fired Archibald Cox, later got himself borked
Christian Borle
Actor
1-Oct-1973   Tom Levitt on Smash
Herbert W. Boyer
Biologist
10-Jul-1936   Recombinant DNA, first synthetic insulin
Earle Bruce
Football
8-Mar-1931   OSU Head Coach, 1979-87
Kenneth Burke
Critic
5-May-1897 19-Nov-1993 Language as Symbolic Action
Augusten Burroughs
Author
23-Oct-1965   Running With Scissors
Jack Butler
Football
12-Nov-1927 11-May-2013 Pittsburgh Steelers DB, Hall-of-Famer
Plato Cacheris
Attorney
22-May-1929   Washington defense attorney
Richard Caliguiri
Politician
20-Oct-1931 6-May-1988 Mayor of Pittsburgh, 1978-88
Twink Caplan
Actor
25-Dec-1947   Look Who's Talking
Mary Cassatt
Painter
22-May-1843 14-Jun-1926 American impressionist, lived in Paris
Ted Cassidy
Actor
31-Jul-1932 16-Jan-1979 Lurch on The Addams Family
Michael A. Chagares
Judge
1962   3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
Stephen Chbosky
Novelist
25-Jan-1970   The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Kenny Clarke
Drummer
9-Jan-1914 26-Jan-1985 Droppin' Bombs
Torie Clarke
Government
Mar-1959   Pentagon Spokeswoman, 2001-03
Henry Steele Commager
Historian
25-Oct-1902 2-Mar-1998 The American Mind
David Conrad
Actor
17-Aug-1967   Jim Clancy on Ghost Whisperer
Deborah L. Cook
Judge
8-Feb-1952   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Wayne Coyne
Musician
13-Jan-1961   Frontman for The Flaming Lips
William J. Coyne
Politician
24-Aug-1936   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1981-2003
John B. Craig
Diplomat
13-Nov-1945   US Ambassador to Oman, 1998-2001
Adrian Cronauer
Radio Personality
8-Sep-1938   Subject of biopic Good Morning Vietnam
Mark Cuban
Basketball
31-Jul-1958   Broadcast.com founder bought Dallas Mavericks
Bill Cullen
Game Show Host
18-Feb-1920 7-Jul-1990 Host of The Price is Right
Rusty Cundieff
Actor
13-Dec-1960   Fear of a Black Hat, TV Nation
Walter J. P. Curley
Business
17-Sep-1922   US Ambassador to France, 1989-93
John Davidson
Talk Show Host
13-Dec-1941   That's Incredible!
Erroll B. Davis, Jr.
Business
c. 1943   Chancellor, University System of Georgia
Mark Deklin
Actor
3-Dec-1967   Blake Reilly on GCB
Patti Deutsch
Actor
16-Dec-1945   Laugh-In
John M. Devine
Business
13-May-1944   Vice Chairman of GM, 2001-06
Annie Dillard
Author
30-Apr-1945   Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Jack Dodson
Actor
16-May-1931 16-Sep-1994 The Andy Griffith Show
Frank Donatelli
Activist
4-Jul-1949   McGuireWoods Consulting
Wallace J. Eckert
Astronomer
19-Jun-1902 24-Aug-1971 First scientist hired by IBM
Billy Eckstine
Singer
8-Jul-1914 8-Mar-1993 First African-American singing idol
Leon Edel
Author
9-Sep-1907 5-Sep-1997 Biographer of Henry James
Brendan Eich
Computer Programmer
1961   Invented JavaScript for Netscape
Roy Eldridge
Jazz Musician
30-Jan-1911 26-Feb-1989 Swing-era jazz trumpeter
Albert Ellis
Psychologist
27-Sep-1913 24-Jul-2007 Rational emotive behavior therapy
Jackie Evancho
Singer
9-Apr-2000   Dream With Me
Caterina Fake
Designer
c. 1969   Co-Founder of Flickr
Barbara Feldon
Actor
12-Mar-1933   Agent 99 on Get Smart
Bob Filner
Politician
4-Sep-1942   Mayor of San Diego
Howard Fineman
Journalist
c. 1948   Huffington Post political analyst
D. Michael Fisher
Judge
7-Nov-1944   3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
Max M. Fisher
Business
15-Jul-1908 3-Mar-2005 Gas station tycoon
Joe Flaherty
Comic
21-Jun-1941   SCTV
Peter F. Flaherty
Politician
25-Jun-1924 18-Apr-2005 Mayor of Pittsburgh, 1970-77
Norman Foerster
Critic
14-Apr-1887 1-Aug-1972 New Humanist movement
Stephen Collins Foster
Songwriter
4-Jul-1826 13-Jan-1864 My Old Kentucky Home
William A. Fowler
Astronomer
9-Aug-1911 14-Mar-1995 Element generation within stars
Nikki Fritz
Actor
7-Apr-1964   The Bare Wench Project
Antoine Fuqua
Film Director
19-Jan-1966   The Replacement Killers
Frank Gaffney
Columnist
5-Apr-1953   Prominent neocon
Rita Gam
Actor
2-Apr-1928   The Thief
Billy Gardell
Actor
20-Aug-1969   Mike Biggs on Mike & Molly
Erroll Garner
Jazz Musician
15-Jun-1921 2-Jan-1977 Misty
Jack Gilbert
Poet
18-Feb-1925 13-Nov-2012 Refusing Heaven
Scott Glenn
Actor
26-Jan-1941   The Silence of the Lambs
Jeff Goldblum
Actor
22-Oct-1952   The Fly
Frank Gorshin
Actor
5-Apr-1933 17-May-2005 The Riddler in Batman
Charles A. Graner
Military
1968   Abu Ghraib prison guard
Charles Grodin
Actor
21-Apr-1935   Perpetually angry talk-show host, actor
Ira J. Gumberg
Business
c. 1953   CEO of J. J. Gumberg Co.
Jeff Habay
Politician
9-May-1966   Pennsylvania State Legislator, 1996-2006
John Hagelin
Activist
9-Jun-1954   Natural Law Party
Kevin Peter Hall
Actor
9-May-1955 10-Apr-1991 Predator
Melissa Hart
Politician
4-Apr-1962   Congresswoman from Pennsylvania, 2001-07
Michael V. Hayden
Government
17-Mar-1945   Former Director of the CIA
Henry J. Heinz
Business
11-Oct-1844 14-May-1919 Founder of Heinz Foods
John Heinz
Politician
23-Oct-1938 4-Apr-1991 US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1977-91
Philip S. Hench
Scientist
28-Feb-1896 30-Mar-1965 Adrenocortical hormones
William H. Hernandez
Business
1948   CFO of PPG Industries
Grant Heslov
Actor
15-May-1965   Congo
Philip Heymann
Government
30-Oct-1932   US Deputy Attorney General, 1993-94
John Hodiak
Actor
14-Apr-1914 19-Oct-1955 Lifeboat
Gaby Hoffmann
Actor
8-Jan-1982   Field of Dreams
Arthur Hohl
Actor
21-May-1889 10-Mar-1964 Character actor
Betsy D. Holden
Business
1956   CEO of Kraft Foods, 2001-03
James J. Howard
Business
1-Jul-1935   CEO of Northern States Power, 1987-2000
Margaret Irving
Actor
18-Jan-1898 5-Mar-1988 Animal Crackers
James Irwin
Astronaut
17-Mar-1930 8-Aug-1991 8th to walk on the Moon
Gillian Jacobs
Actor
20-Oct-1982   Britta Perry on Community
Robinson Jeffers
Poet
10-Jan-1887 20-Jan-1962 Tamar and Other Poems
Anthony Jeselnik
Comic
22-Dec-1978   Shakespeare
George S. Kaufman
Playwright
16-Nov-1889 2-Jun-1961 You Can't Take It With You
Gene Kelly
Actor
23-Aug-1912 2-Feb-1996 Singin' in the Rain
Jim Kelly
Football
14-Feb-1960   Buffalo Bills QB
Mike Kelly
Politician
10-May-1948   Congressman, Pennsylvania 3rd
Richard B. Kelson
Business
20-Nov-1946   CFO of Alcoa, 1997-2006
Barbara A. Klein
Business
c. 1954   CFO of CDW
Alma Kruger
Actor
13-Sep-1871 5-Apr-1960 Molly Byrd, Dr. Kildare's head nurse
Chris LaCivita
Government
c. 1967   Crosslink Strategy Group
James Laughlin
Publisher
30-Oct-1914 12-Nov-1997 Founder, New Directions Press
David L. Lawrence
Politician
18-Jun-1889 21-Nov-1966 Governor of Pennsylvania, 1959-63
David Leavitt
Novelist
23-Jun-1961   The Lost Language of Cranes
William S. Lerach
Attorney
1946   Class-action litigator
John Leslie
Pornstar
25-Jan-1945 5-Dec-2010 Talk Dirty To Me
Oscar Levant
Pianist
27-Dec-1906 14-Aug-1972 Panelist, Information Please
David C. Litt
Diplomat
27-Dec-1949   US Ambassador to the UAE, 1995-98
Frank Lucchino
Judge
1939   Alleghany Orphans Court Judge
Joe Manganiello
Actor
28-Dec-1976   Alcide Herveaux on True Blood
Dan Marino
Football
15-Sep-1961   Miami Dolphins QB
Leonard H. Marks
Diplomat
5-Mar-1916 11-Aug-2006 Washington lawyer, diplomat
E. W. Marland
Politician
8-May-1874 3-Oct-1941 Governor of Oklahoma, 1935-39
Kiel Martin
Actor
26-Jul-1944 28-Dec-1990 J. D. LaRue on Hill Street Blues
Sophie Masloff
Politician
23-Dec-1917   Mayor of Pittsburgh, 1988-94
Mitzi McCall
Actor
9-Sep-1932   Laugh-In
Mike McCarthy
Football
10-Nov-1963   Head Coach, Green Bay Packers
Betsy McCaughey
Politician
20-Oct-1948   Lt. Governor of New York, 1995-98
David McCullough
Historian
7-Jul-1933   The American Experience
David W. McKeague
Judge
5-Nov-1946   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Paul McNulty
Government
31-Jan-1958   US Deputy Attorney General, 2005-07
Andrew W. Mellon
Business
24-Mar-1855 27-Aug-1937 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1921-32
Paul Mellon
Philanthropist
11-Jun-1907 1-Feb-1999 Yale Center for British Art benefactor
Adolphe Menjou
Actor
18-Feb-1890 29-Oct-1963 A Farewell to Arms
Bret Michaels
Singer
15-Mar-1963   Poison frontman
Dennis Miller
Comic
3-Nov-1953   SNL news anchor, born-again Republican
Mac Miller
Rapper
19-Jan-1992   Blue Slide Park
John Moody
Journalist
c. 1953   Fox News senior VP
Lois Moran
Actor
1-Mar-1909 13-Jul-1990 Silent film actress
Jack Mullaney
Actor
18-Sep-1929 27-Jun-1982 The Ann Sothern Show
Tom Murphy
Politician
15-Aug-1944   Mayor of Pittsburgh, 1994-2006
Burt Mustin
Actor
8-Feb-1884 28-Jan-1977 Character actor, 1950s to 1970s
Jan Nicholson
Business
c. 1945   Former Citicorp/MBIA executive
Dick Nolan
Football
26-Mar-1932 11-Nov-2007 49ers Head Coach, 1968-75
Bill Nunn
Actor
20-Oct-1953   Do the Right Thing
Bob O'Connor
Politician
9-Dec-1944 1-Sep-2006 Mayor of Pittsburgh, 2006
Judith O'Dea
Actor
20-Apr-1945   Night of the Living Dead
Beth Ostrosky
Model
15-Jul-1972   Wife of Howard Stern
Ron Paul
Politician
20-Aug-1935   Congressman, Texas 14th
Irving Pichel
Film Director
24-Jun-1891 13-Jul-1954 Destination Moon
William Powell
Actor
29-Jul-1892 5-Mar-1984 My Man Godfrey
Skip Prosser
Basketball
3-Nov-1950 26-Jul-2007 Xavier, Wake Forest Head Coach
Zachary Quinto
Actor
2-Jun-1977   Sylar on Heroes
Luke Ravenstahl
Politician
6-Feb-1980   Mayor of Pittsburgh
David A. Reed
Politician
21-Dec-1880 10-Feb-1953 US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1922-35
Paul L. Reiber
Judge
20-Jun-1947   Vermont Chief Justice
Amy Ridenour
Activist
1959   National Center for Public Policy Research
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Novelist
12-Aug-1876 22-Sep-1958 Circular Staircase
Leo Robin
Songwriter
6-Apr-1900 29-Dec-1984 Thanks For The Memory
John M. Roll
Judge
8-Feb-1947 8-Jan-2011 US District Court Judge, murdered
Zelda Rubinstein
Actor
1-Jan-1933 27-Jan-2010 Tangina in Poltergeist
Lamman Rucker
Actor
6-Oct-1971   Why Did I Get Married?
Justin Sane
Musician
21-Feb-1973   Lead singer of Anti-Flag
Tom Savini
Film Director
3-Nov-1946   Special effects master
Richard Scaife
Activist
3-Jul-1932   The Republican George Soros
William F. Schulz
Activist
14-Nov-1949   Director, Amnesty International, 1994-2006
David O. Selznick
Film/TV Producer
10-May-1902 22-Jun-1965 Producer of A Star Is Born
Andrew G. Sharkey III
Business
c. 1946   American Iron and Steel Institute
George Shiras, Jr.
Judge
26-Jan-1832 2-Aug-1924 US Supreme Court Justice, 1892-1903
Clifford G. Shull
Physicist
23-Sep-1915 31-Mar-2001 Neutron scattering
James D. Sinegal
Business
1-Jan-1936   CEO of Costco
Jeffrey Skilling
Business
25-Nov-1953   Disgraced former CEO of Enron
Andrew A. Sorensen
Educator
20-Jul-1938 17-Apr-2011 President, University of South Carolina, 2002-08
Jerry Stahl
Author
28-Sep-1953   Permanent Midnight
Gerald Stern
Poet
22-Feb-1925   Leaving Another Kingdom
Kaye Stevens
Singer
21-Jul-1932 28-Dec-2011 Ruckus at the Riviera
John P. Surma, Jr.
Business
25-May-1954   CEO of US Steel
Thomas W. Swidarski
Business
c. 1959   CEO of Diebold
Lyle Talbot
Actor
8-Feb-1902 2-Mar-1996 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
Phillips Talbot
Diplomat
7-Jun-1915 1-Oct-2010 US Ambassador to Greece, 1965-69
Joe E. Tata
Actor
13-Sep-1936   Nat Bussichio on Beverly Hills, 90210
Jason Taylor
Football
1-Sep-1974   Miami Dolphins Defensive End
Dick Thornburgh
Politician
16-Jul-1932   US Attorney General, 1988-91
Gerald Bard Tjoflat
Judge
6-Dec-1929   11th Circuit Court of Appeals
Regis Toomey
Actor
13-Aug-1898 12-Oct-1991 Burke's Law
Josh Topolsky
Journalist
19-Oct-1977   The Verge, Engadget
William Tracy
Actor
1-Sep-1917 18-Jun-1967 Terry and the Pirates
Jack Twyman
Basketball
11-May-1934 30-May-2012 Cincinnati Royals forward, NBA Hall-of-Famer
Johnny Unitas
Football
7-May-1933 11-Sep-2002 The Golden Arm
Thomas Vilsack
Politician
13-Dec-1950   US Secretary of Agriculture
Andy Warhol
Artist
6-Aug-1928 22-Feb-1987 Pop Art movement
Fritz Weaver
Actor
19-Jan-1926   Fail Safe
Howard B. Wentz, Jr.
Business
10-Jan-1930   CEO of Amstar Company, 1983-89
George W. Wickersham
Government
19-Sep-1858 26-Jan-1936 US Attorney General, 1909-13
August Wilson
Playwright
27-Apr-1945 2-Oct-2005 The Piano Lesson
Patricia A. Woertz
Business
17-Mar-1953   CEO of Archer Daniels Midland
Donald W. Wuerl
Religion
12-Nov-1940   Archbishop of Washington DC
Joseph Yablonski
Labor Leader
3-Mar-1910 31-Dec-1969 UMW executive, murdered
Jonathan Yardley
Critic
27-Oct-1939   Influential book critic
Jamie Zawinski
Computer Programmer
3-Nov-1968   Netscape geek and SF club owner

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joseph P. Albright
Judge
8-Nov-1938 20-Mar-2009 WV Supreme Court Justice, 2001-09
Joseph M. Barr
Politician
28-May-1906 26-Aug-1982 Mayor of Pittsburgh, 1959-70
Jack Butler
Football
12-Nov-1927 11-May-2013 Pittsburgh Steelers DB, Hall-of-Famer
Richard Caliguiri
Politician
20-Oct-1931 6-May-1988 Mayor of Pittsburgh, 1978-88
John Patrick Crecine
Educator
22-Aug-1939 28-Apr-2008 President of Georgia Tech, 1987-94
Eleanora Duse
Actor
3-Oct-1858 21-Apr-1924 Most famous Italian actress of her time
Billy Eckstine
Singer
8-Jul-1914 8-Mar-1993 First African-American singing idol
George Ferris
Engineer
14-Feb-1859 22-Nov-1896 Ferris Wheel
Walter Forward
Politician
24-Jan-1786 24-Nov-1852 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1841-43
Josh Gibson
Baseball
21-Dec-1911 20-Jan-1947 Negro Leagues hall of fame hitter
Cookie Gilchrist
Football
25-May-1935 10-Jan-2011 AFL Hall-of-Famer
Elizabeth Hartman
Actor
23-Dec-1943 10-Jun-1987 A Patch of Blue
Gary Heidnik
Criminal
22-Nov-1943 6-Jul-1999 Sex torturer, murderer
Henry J. Heinz
Business
11-Oct-1844 14-May-1919 Founder of Heinz Foods
David L. Lawrence
Politician
18-Jun-1889 21-Nov-1966 Governor of Pennsylvania, 1959-63
Terry L. Long
Football
21-Jul-1959 7-Jun-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman
Thomas Mellon
Business
3-Feb-1813 3-Feb-1908 Patriarch of the Mellon dynasty
Bob O'Connor
Politician
9-Dec-1944 1-Sep-2006 Mayor of Pittsburgh, 2006
George T. Oliver
Politician
26-Jan-1848 22-Jan-1919 US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1909-17
Wesley W. Posvar
Educator
14-Sep-1925 27-Jul-2001 Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh, 1967-91
Willard Rockwell
Business
31-Mar-1888 16-Oct-1978 Founder of Rockwell Automation
Fred Rogers
TV Personality
20-Mar-1928 27-Feb-2003 Mister Rogers
Art Rooney
Football
27-Jan-1901 25-Aug-1988 Pittsburgh Steelers owner
Lillian Russell
Actor
4-Dec-1860 6-Jun-1922 Turn of the century actress, suffragette
Wilfrid Sellars
Philosopher
20-May-1912 2-Jul-1989 Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind
George Shiras, Jr.
Judge
26-Jan-1832 2-Aug-1924 US Supreme Court Justice, 1892-1903
Herbert A. Simon
Economist
15-Jun-1916 9-Feb-2001 Administrative Behavior
Mike Webster
Football
18-Mar-1952 24-Sep-2002 Hall of Fame Center, Pittsburgh Steelers
Molly Yard
Activist
6-Jul-1912 21-Sep-2005 President of NOW, 1987-91



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