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Springfield, MA

CITY

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

Population:
152082 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1636

County:
Hampden County

Founded 1636 by William Pynchon.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Western New England College
1919
American International College
1885
Springfield College
1885

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Massachusetts Mutual Life
1851

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Art Agnos
Politician
1-Sep-1938   Mayor of San Francisco, 1988-92
Joe Arpaio
Government
14-Jun-1932   Sheriff of Maricopa Co., AZ
John Ashton
Actor
22-Feb-1948   Beverly Hills Cop
Nina Blackwood
TV Personality
12-Sep-1955   An original MTV veejay
Ran Blake
Pianist
20-Apr-1935   Third Stream composer
Herbert Blomstedt
Conductor
11-Jul-1927   Director, Leipzig Gewandhaus, 1998-2005
Edward Boland
Politician
1-Oct-1911 4-Nov-2001 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1953-89
Lloyd W. Bowers
Attorney
9-Mar-1859 9-Sep-1910 US Solicitor General, 1909-10
Chester Bowles
Politician
5-Apr-1901 25-May-1986 Governor of Connecticut, 1949-51
Wayne A. Budd
Attorney
18-Nov-1941   Partner, Goodwin Procter
Nick Buoniconti
Football
15-Dec-1940   NFL Hall of Famer
Janet M. Clarke
Business
c. 1952   Clarke Littlefield LLC
Donald Davidson
Philosopher
6-Mar-1917 30-Aug-2003 Actions, Reasons And Causes
Butler Derrick
Politician
30-Sep-1936   Congressman from South Carolina, 1975-95
James Douglas
Politician
21-Jun-1951   Governor of Vermont, 2003-11
Paul W. Douglas
Business
12-Sep-1926   CEO of Freeport Minerals, 1975-81
Eddie Fontaine
Singer
6-Mar-1927 13-Apr-1992 Rock-a-billy singer and character actor
June Foray
Actor
18-Sep-1917   Voice of Rocky the Squirrel
Gordon D. Giffin
Diplomat
c. 1949   US Ambassador to Canada, 1997-2001
Mike Gravel
Politician
13-May-1930   US Senator from Alaska, 1969-81
Richard F. Heck
Chemist
1931   Palladium-catalyzed cross couplings
Roderick L. Ireland
Judge
3-Dec-1944   Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Court
Alan Kay
Computer Programmer
17-May-1940   Father of Object-Oriented Programming
Timothy Leary
Activist
22-Oct-1920 31-May-1996 Tune in, turn on, drop out
Richard W. Mallary
Politician
21-Feb-1929 27-Sep-2011 Congressman from Vermont, 1972-75
Richard Neal
Politician
14-Feb-1949   Congressman, Massachusetts 2nd
Robert B. Parker
Novelist
17-Sep-1932 18-Jan-2010 Spenser
Linda Perry
Singer
15-Apr-1965   Rock chick singer and producer
Eleanor Powell
Dancer
21-Nov-1912 11-Feb-1982 Lady Be Good
Fletcher Prouty
Military
24-Jan-1917 5-Jun-2001 USAF Intelligence Officer
James A. Redden
Politician
13-Mar-1929   US District Court Judge, Oregon
Kurt Russell
Actor
17-Mar-1951   Call him Snake
F. Robert Salerno
Business
c. 1952   President of Avis Budget Group
Dr. Seuss
Author
2-Mar-1904 24-Sep-1991 The Cat in the Hat
Ted Shackley
Government
16-Jul-1927 9-Dec-2002 The CIA's Blond Ghost
David Shea
Disc Jockey
8-Dec-1965   Turntablist and electronic music composer
Paige Turco
Actor
17-May-1965   Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II
Lynn Vincent
Author
c. 1962   Sarah Palin's ghostwriter
Benjamin F. Wade
Politician
27-Oct-1800 2-Mar-1878 US Senator from Ohio, 1851-69
Peter Welch
Politician
2-May-1947   Congressman from Vermont

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Clarence Birdseye
Scientist
9-Dec-1886 7-Oct-1956 Frozen and dried food, wrapped in cellophane
Edward Boland
Politician
1-Oct-1911 4-Nov-2001 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1953-89
Milton Bradley
Business
8-Nov-1836 30-May-1911 Board games
John C. Garand
Inventor
1-Jan-1888 16-Feb-1974 M-1 semiautomatic rifle
Frederick H. Gillett
Politician
16-Oct-1851 31-Jul-1935 Speaker of the House, 1919-25
Eddie Shore
Hockey
25-Nov-1902 16-Mar-1985 Boston Bruins, Hall of Famer
Daniel B. Wesson
Business
18-May-1825 4-Aug-1906 Repeating pistol



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