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Rochester, NY

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.rochester.ny.us/

Population:
219773 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1817

County:
Monroe County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
McQuaid Jesuit High School, Rochester, NY
1954
Nazareth College of Rochester
1924
Eastman School of Music
1921
Roberts Wesleyan College
1866
University of Rochester
1850

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
George Eastman House
1949

ZOO

ZooFounded
Seneca Park Zoo
1893

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
1922

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Nixon Peabody
1999
Paychex
1971
Kodak
1881
Bausch & Lomb
1853

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Ashbery
Poet
28-Jul-1927   Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror
Philip Barry
Playwright
18-Jun-1896 3-Dec-1949 The Philadelphia Story
Wayne L. Berman
Activist
8-Nov-1956   Washington lobbyist
Kenneth Bianchi
Criminal
22-May-1951   Half of the Hillside Strangler duo
Peter Breck
Actor
13-Mar-1929 6-Feb-2012 Shock Corridor
Richard Brookhiser
Journalist
23-Feb-1955   National Review
Cab Calloway
Jazz Musician
25-Dec-1907 18-Nov-1994 King of Hi-De-Ho
Chyna
Wrestling
27-Dec-1969   Former pro wrestler
Richard Ben Cramer
Author
12-Jun-1950 7-Jan-2013 What It Takes: The Way to the White House
Taye Diggs
Actor
2-Jan-1971   How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Peter Duel
Actor
24-Feb-1940 31-Dec-1971 Alias Smith and Jones
Fred J. Eckert
Politician
6-May-1941   US Congressman, ambassador
Robert Forster
Actor
13-Jul-1941   Jackie Brown
Kim Gordon
Musician
28-Apr-1953   Sonic Youth
Lou Gramm
Singer
2-May-1950   Foreigner vocalist
Diane Greene
Business
c. 1954   Co-Founder, CEO of VMware, 1998-2008
Walter Hagen
Golf
21-Dec-1892 5-Oct-1969 Won 11 major championships
Davey Havok
Musician
20-Nov-1975   AFI
Garson Kanin
Screenwriter
24-Nov-1912 13-Mar-1999 It Should Happen to You
David T. Kearns
Business
11-Aug-1930 25-Feb-2011 CEO of Xerox, 1985-91
Robert Keegan
Business
27-Jul-1947   CEO of Goodyear
Mimi Kennedy
Actor
25-Sep-1948   Abby O'Neil on Dharma & Greg
Richard T. Kennedy
Diplomat
24-Dec-1919 11-Jan-1998 US Ambassador for Nuclear Energy Policy
Lincoln Kirstein
Author
4-May-1907 5-Jan-1996 Co-Founder, New York City Ballet
Richard C. Leone
Government
30-Apr-1940   President of the Century Foundation, 1989-2011
John Lithgow
Actor
19-Oct-1945   Third Rock From The Sun
Lydia Lunch
Musician
2-Jun-1959   Punk and spoken word confrontationalist
John Lund
Actor
6-Feb-1913 10-May-1992 My Friend Irma
John Macomber
Business
13-Jan-1928   JDM Investment Group
Chuck Mangione
Musician
29-Nov-1940   Flugelhorn player on King of the Hill
Vincent Martella
Actor
15-Oct-1992   Phineas on Phineas and Ferb
Theodore A. McKee
Judge
5-Jun-1947   3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist
22-Apr-1916 12-Mar-1999 Child prodigy violinist, conductor
Mitch Miller
Musician
4-Jul-1911 31-Jul-2010 Sing Along with Mitch
Hugh O'Brian
Actor
19-Apr-1925   The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp
Eugene F. Pigott, Jr.
Judge
1946   Judge, NY Court of Appeals
William F. Quinn
Politician
13-Jul-1919 28-Aug-2006 Governor of Hawaii, 1957-62
Richard W. Rahn
Economist
c. 1941   The End of Money
Richard Rober
Actor
14-May-1910 26-May-1952 Jet Pilot
Arthur Rock
Business
19-Aug-1926   Coined term "Venture Capitalism"
John M. Rogers
Judge
26-Jun-1948   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Kenneth S. Rogoff
Economist
22-Mar-1953   Harvard economist
Blanche Stuart Scott
Aviator
8-Apr-1885 12-Jan-1970 Auto and air daredevil
Jeff Sluman
Golf
11-Sep-1957   Winner, 1988 PGA Championship
James Symington
Politician
28-Sep-1927   Congressman from Missouri, 1969-77
Joy Tanner
Actor
1967   Life with Derek
Randall Terry
Activist
25-Apr-1959   Operation Rescue founder
Robert R. Thomas
Judge
7-Aug-1952   Illinois Chief Justice
Tweet
Singer
1972   Southern Hummingbird
William vanden Heuvel
Diplomat
14-Apr-1930   US Ambassador to the UN Europe, 1977-79
Doug Walgren
Politician
28-Dec-1940   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1977-91
Kristen Wiig
Actor
22-Aug-1973   Saturday Night Live
Robert Wilcox
Actor
19-May-1910 11-Jun-1955 The Man They Could Not Hang
Wendy O. Williams
Singer
28-May-1949 6-Apr-1998 Singer for The Plasmatics
Rollin S. Woodruff
Politician
14-Jul-1854 30-Jun-1925 Governor of Connecticut, 1907-09

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Susan B. Anthony
Activist
15-Feb-1820 13-Mar-1906 Women's rights advocate
Louise Brooks
Actor
14-Nov-1906 8-Aug-1985 Pandora's Box
Al Cervi
Basketball
12-Feb-1917 9-Nov-2009 NBA Hall of Famer
George Eastman
Inventor
12-Jul-1854 14-Mar-1932 Inventor of the Kodak camera
Marion B. Folsom
Business
23-Nov-1893 27-Sep-1976 HEW Secretary, 1955-58
R. T. French
Business
15-Nov-1828 17-Jun-1893 Yellow mustard
Frank Gannett
Business
15-Sep-1876 3-Dec-1957 Founder, Gannett publishing empire
Johannes Holtfreter
Zoologist
9-Jan-1901 13-Nov-1992 Chemotaxis
Lewis Henry Morgan
Anthropologist
21-Nov-1818 17-Dec-1881 Ancient Society
Blanche Stuart Scott
Aviator
8-Apr-1885 12-Jan-1970 Auto and air daredevil
Rod Serling
Author
25-Dec-1924 28-Jun-1975 Creator of The Twilight Zone
George H. Whipple
Scientist
28-Aug-1878 2-Feb-1976 Bile, hemoglobin, and the liver



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