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St. Louis, MO

CITY

Official Website:
http://stlouis.missouri.org/

Population:
348189 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
15-Feb-1764

County:
St. Louis city

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Missouri at St. Louis
1963
John Burroughs School, St. Louis, MO
1923
Maryville University
1872
Harris-Stowe State University
1857
Washington University in St. Louis
1853
St. Louis University
1818
Chaminade College Preparatory, St. Louis, MO
 
Charles Sumner High School, St. Louis, MO
 

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
St. Louis Art Museum
1879
Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
 

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
1880

VENUE

VenueFounded
Municipal Theatre Association of St. Louis
 

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Energizer Holdings
2000
Ameren
1997
Solutia
1997
Build-A-Bear Workshop
1997
Arch Coal
1997
Viasystems Group
1996
Ralcorp
1995
Charter Communications
1993
Centene
1984
Scottrade
1980
Zoltek Companies
1975
Sigma-Aldrich
1975
Kellwood
1961
Hardee's
1960
Graybar Electric
1925
Furniture Brands International
1921
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
1913
Ralston Purina
1902
Belden
1902
BJC HealthCare
1902
Monsanto
1901
Emerson Electric
1890
A. G. Edwards
1887
Barry-Wehmiller Companies
1885
Peabody Energy
1883
Brown Shoe Company
1878
May Department Stores
1877
Bryan Cave
1873
Missouri Pacific
1872
Mallinckrodt
1867
Laclede Group
1857
Anheuser-Busch
1852

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Arlene Ackerman
Educator
10-Jan-1947 2-Feb-2013 School superintendent of San Francisco
Akon
Singer
16-Apr-1973   Trouble
Leona Anderson
Actor
3-Apr-1885 25-Dec-1973 House on Haunted Hill
Maya Angelou
Poet
4-Apr-1928   I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Harry Babbitt
Musician
2-Nov-1913 9-Apr-2004 Voice of Woody Woodpecker
Josephine Baker
Dancer
3-Jun-1906 12-Apr-1975 Sensual dancer turned WWII spy
Scott Bakula
Actor
9-Oct-1954   Quantum Leap
Gordon L. Baum
Activist
1940   Council of Conservative Citizens
Andrew N. Baur
Business
25-Apr-1944 20-Feb-2011 Southwest Bank of St. Louis
John M. Berra
Business
c. 1948   EVP at Emerson Electric
Yogi Berra
Baseball
12-May-1925   New York Yankee malapropist
Chuck Berry
Singer
18-Oct-1926   My Ding-A-Ling
Fred Berry
Actor
13-Mar-1951 21-Oct-2003 Rerun on What's Happening!!
Joe Besser
Actor
12-Aug-1907 1-Mar-1988 The Three Stooges
John H. Biggs
Business
19-Jul-1936   CEO of TIAA-CREF, 1993-2002
Linda Blair
Actor
22-Jan-1959   Head spins in Exorcist
Eugene Carson Blake
Religion
7-Nov-1906 31-Jul-1985 General Secretary, World Council of Churches, 1966-74
Barbara Bodine
Diplomat
1948   US Ambassador to Yemen, 1997-2001
Paul H. Boeker
Diplomat
2-May-1938 29-Mar-2003 US Ambassador to Jordan, 1984-87
Kit Bond
Politician
6-Mar-1939   US Senator from Missouri, 1987-2011
Nancy Boyda
Politician
2-Aug-1955   Congresswoman from Kansas, 2007-09
Stephen Brauer
Business
1945   US Ambassador to Belgium, 2001-03
Grace Bumbry
Singer
4-Jan-1937   Operatic mezzo-soprano, then soprano
T-Bone Burnett
Musician
14-Jan-1948   Blues/country producer and performer
William S. Burroughs
Author
5-Feb-1914 2-Aug-1997 Naked Lunch
Nelson Burton, Jr.
Bowling
5-Jun-1942   Professional bowler
August Busch IV
Business
c. 1965   CEO of Anheuser-Busch
August Busch III
Business
6-Jun-1937   Anheuser-Busch CEO, 1975-2002
Jim Byrnes
Actor
22-Sep-1948   Lifeguard on Wiseguy
Joe Camp
Film Director
20-Apr-1939   Benji
Morris Carnovsky
Actor
5-Sep-1897 1-Sep-1992 Dead Reckoning
Henry S. Caulfield
Politician
9-Dec-1873 11-May-1966 Governor of Missouri, 1929-33
C. J. Cherryh
Author
1-Sep-1942   Cyteen and Downbelow Station
Chingy
Musician
9-Mar-1980   Right Thurr
Kate Chopin
Novelist
8-Feb-1851 22-Aug-1904 The Awakening
Steven Chu
Physicist
28-Feb-1948   US Secretary of Energy
Winston Churchill
Novelist
10-Nov-1871 12-Mar-1947 Early 20th century American novelist
Sarah Clarke
Actor
16-Feb-1972   Nina Myers on 24
Lacy Clay
Politician
27-Jul-1956   Congressman, Missouri 1st
William L. Clay
Politician
30-Apr-1931   Congressman from Missouri, 1969-2001
John Cardinal Cody
Religion
24-Dec-1907 25-Apr-1982 Archbishop of Chicago, 1965-82
Andy Cohen
Film/TV Producer
2-Jun-1968   EVP at Bravo, Watch What Happens: Live
Bainbridge Colby
Government
22-Dec-1869 11-Apr-1950 US Secretary of State, 1920-21
Cardiss Collins
Politician
24-Sep-1931 2-Feb-2013 Congresswoman from Illinois, 1973-97
Frank Converse
Actor
22-May-1938   Will Chandler on Movin' On
Bert Convy
Game Show Host
23-Jul-1933 15-Jul-1991 Host of Tattletales TV game show
Disco D
Music Producer
21-Sep-1980 23-Jan-2007 Ghetto-tech DJ
John Danforth
Politician
5-Sep-1936   US Ambassador to the UN, 2004
Erin Daniels
Actor
9-Oct-1973   The L Word
William O. DeWitt, Jr.
Business
31-Aug-1941   Reynolds DeWitt & Co.
Robert H. Dicke
Physicist
6-May-1916 4-Mar-1997 Dicke radiometer
John Doerr
Business
29-Jun-1951   Silicon Valley venture capitalist
Timothy M. Dolan
Religion
6-Feb-1950   Catholic Archbishop of New York
Tom Dooley
Activist
17-Jan-1927 18-Jan-1961 Deliver Us from Evil
Thomas Eagleton
Politician
4-Sep-1929 4-Mar-2007 US Senator from Missouri, 1969-87
T. S. Eliot
Poet
26-Sep-1888 4-Jan-1965 Author of "The Waste Land"
Bill Emerson
Politician
1-Jan-1938 22-Jun-1996 Congressman from Missouri, 1981-96
Thomas J. Engibous
Business
31-Jan-1953   CEO of Texas Instruments, 1996-2004
Walker Evans
Photographer
3-Nov-1903 10-Apr-1975 Depression-era Photographer
Frank Faylen
Actor
8-Dec-1905 2-Aug-1985 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
Eugene Field
Journalist
2-Sep-1850 4-Nov-1895 A Little Book of Western Verse
Redd Foxx
Comic
9-Dec-1922 11-Oct-1991 Foul-mouthed comedian, Sanford and Son
Mary Frann
Actor
27-Feb-1943 23-Sep-1998 Joanna Loudon on Newhart
Phyllis Fraser
Socialite
22-Jun-1911 24-Nov-2006 Wife of Bennett Cerf
Joe Garagiola
Baseball
12-Feb-1926   St. Louis Cardinal turned sportscaster
Martha Gellhorn
Journalist
8-Nov-1908 15-Feb-1998 War correspondent
W. H. Krome George
Business
27-Mar-1918 6-Sep-2004 Chairman and CEO of Alcoa, 1975-83
Dick Gephardt
Politician
31-Jan-1941   Congressman from Missouri, 1977-2005
Asim Ghafoor
Government
11-Dec-1969   Controversial Muslim attorney
Virginia Gibson
Actor
9-Apr-1928 25-Apr-2013 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Fred T. Goldberg, Jr.
Government
15-Oct-1947   IRS Commissioner, 1989-92
John Goodman
Actor
20-Jun-1952   King Ralph
Ronald M. Gould
Judge
17-Oct-1946   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Harry Goz
Actor
16-Feb-1932 6-Sep-2003 Captain Murphy on Sealab 2021
Betty Grable
Actor
18-Dec-1916 2-Jul-1973 The Girl With the Million Dollar Legs
Wilton Graff
Actor
13-Aug-1903 13-Jan-1969 Bloodlust!
Julia Grant
First Lady
26-Jan-1826 14-Dec-1902 Wife of US President Ulysses Grant
L. Patrick Gray
Government
18-Jul-1916 6-Jul-2005 Acting FBI Director, 1972-73
Gerald Greenwald
Business
11-Sep-1935   CEO of United Air Lines, 1994-99
Dick Gregory
Activist
12-Oct-1932   Autobiography: NIGGER!
Raymond W. Gruender
Judge
5-Jul-1963   8th Circuit Court of Appeals
Robert Guillaume
Actor
30-Nov-1927   Benson
Moses Gunn
Actor
2-Oct-1929 16-Dec-1993 Bumpy Jonas in Shaft
Sean Gunn
Actor
22-May-1974   Kirk Gleason on Gilmore Girls
Daniel Hamburg
Politician
6-Oct-1948   Congressman from California, 1993-95
Jon Hamm
Actor
10-Mar-1971   Don Draper on Mad Men
Michael Harrington
Activist
24-Feb-1928 31-Jul-1989 The Other America
Steven Hatfill
Scientist
24-Oct-1953   US biowarfare researcher
George Hearn
Actor
18-Jun-1934   Broadway musical actor
Thomas C. Hennings, Jr.
Politician
25-Jun-1903 13-Sep-1960 US Senator from Missouri, 1951-60
George Hickenlooper
Film Director
25-May-1963 29-Oct-2010 Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter
Military
8-May-1897 18-Jun-1982 CIA Director, 1947-50
Al Hirschfeld
Artist
21-Jun-1903 20-Jan-2003 Pen and ink caricaturist
Ryan Howard
Baseball
19-Nov-1979   First Baseman, Philadelphia Phillies
J-Kwon
Rapper
1986   Tipsy
Justine Joli
Pornstar
16-Jul-1980   Carnival Sluts and Circus Dicks
James G. Kaiser
Business
c. 1944   Former Corning executive
Andreas Katsulas
Actor
18-May-1946 13-Feb-2006 G'Kar on Babylon 5
Frank Keating
Politician
10-Feb-1944   Governor of Oklahoma, 1995-2003
Kevin Kline
Actor
24-Oct-1947   A Fish Called Wanda
James L. Koley
Attorney
26-Aug-1930   Koley Jessen LP
Roger D. Kornberg
Scientist
24-Apr-1947   Molecular basis of eukaryotic transcription
Ted Kulongoski
Politician
5-Nov-1940   Governor of Oregon, 2003-11
Bob Kurland
Basketball
23-Dec-1924   First 7 ft. tall basketball star
Pat LaFontaine
Hockey
22-Feb-1965   NHL Hall of Famer
Kasi Lemmons
Actor
24-Feb-1961   Eve's Bayou
Linda Lingle
Politician
4-Jun-1953   Governor of Hawaii, 2002-10
Mark Linn-Baker
Actor
17-Jun-1954   Larry on Perfect Strangers
Breckinridge Long
Diplomat
16-May-1881 26-Sep-1958 US Ambassador to Italy, 1933-36
Kyle Lowder
Actor
27-Aug-1980   The Bold and the Beautiful
Vicki Mabrey
Journalist
c. 1956   60 Minutes II
Steven J. Malcolm
Business
1948   CEO of Williams Companies
Kevin Mansell
Business
c. 1952   President of Kohl's
Joshua Micah Marshall
Pundit
15-Feb-1969   Talking Points Memo
Helen Martin
Actor
23-Jul-1909 25-Mar-2000 Pearl Shay on 227
William McChesney Martin
Economist
17-Dec-1906 29-Jul-1998 Federal Reserve Chairman, 1951-70
Marsha Mason
Actor
3-Apr-1942   The Goodbye Girl
Virginia Mayo
Actor
30-Nov-1920 17-Jan-2005 South Sea Woman
Michael McDonald
Musician
12-Feb-1952   White pop/soul vocalist
Donald F. McHenry
Diplomat
13-Oct-1936   US Ambassador to the UN, 1979-81
George R. Merrell
Diplomat
13-Jul-1898 1962 US Ambassador to Afghanistan, 1951-52
David Merrick
Theatre Producer
27-Nov-1911 25-Apr-2000 Hello, Dolly!
Penelope Milford
Actor
23-Mar-1948   Blood Link
John Milius
Film Director
11-Apr-1944   Conan the Barbarian
Marvin Miller
Actor
18-Jul-1913 8-Feb-1985 Michael Anthony on The Millionaire
Taylor Momsen
Actor
26-Jul-1993   Gossip Girl
James C. Momtazee
Business
c. 1972   Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Paul Elmer More
Scholar
12-Dec-1864 9-Mar-1937 Shelburne Essays
Edward A. Mueller
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Qwest
Joseph F. Naumann
Religion
4-Jun-1949   Catholic Archbishop of Kansas City
Robert D. Nesen
Diplomat
22-Jan-1918 14-Nov-2005 US Ambassador to Australia, 1981-85
Randy Neugebauer
Politician
24-Dec-1949   Congressman, Texas 19th
Kathleen Nolan
Actor
27-Sep-1933   President, Screen Actors Guild, 1975-79
Paul A. Novelly
Business
1943   CEO of Apex Oil
Dan O'Bannon
Screenwriter
30-Sep-1946 17-Dec-2009 Alien, Total Recall
Wally O'Dell
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Diebold, 1999-2005
Barbara O'Neil
Actor
17-Jul-1910 3-Sep-1980 Ellen O'Hara in Gone with the Wind
Paul O'Neill
Government
4-Dec-1935   US Treasury Secretary, 2001-02
Korla Pandit
Musician
16-Sep-1921 2-Oct-1998 Hynoptic exotic
John Pankow
Actor
28-Apr-1954   Ira on Mad About You
James B. Peake
Government
18-Jun-1944   US Secretary of Veterans Affairs
David Peaston
Singer
13-Mar-1957 1-Feb-2012 Two Wrongs Don't Make It Right
Evan Peters
Actor
20-Jan-1987   Tate Langdon on American Horror Story
Mike Peters
Cartoonist
9-Oct-1943   Mother Goose and Grimm
Harry Mark Petrakis
Novelist
5-Jun-1923   Lion at My Heart
Barney Phillips
Actor
20-Oct-1913 17-Aug-1982 Character actor
Joseph A. Pichler
Business
2-Oct-1939   CEO of Kroger, 1990-2003
Laura La Plante
Actor
1-Nov-1904 14-Oct-1996 The Cat and the Canary
Louise Post
Musician
7-Dec-1966   Frontwoman for Veruca Salt
David B. Price, Jr.
Business
c. 1946   BF Goodrich Performance Materials
Vincent Price
Actor
27-May-1911 25-Oct-1993 Master of the macabre
David Rasche
Actor
7-Aug-1944   Sledge Hammer!
Ola Ray
Actor
26-Aug-1960   With Michael Jackson in Thriller, Playmate
Wallace Reid
Actor
15-Apr-1891 18-Jan-1923 Silent film actor and director
Johnny Revolta
Golf
5-Apr-1911 3-Mar-1991 Winner, 1935 PGA Championship
Doris Roberts
Actor
4-Nov-1930   Marie on Everybody Loves Raymond
Shabbir Safdar
Activist
c. 1965   Internet PR guru
Steven B. Sample
Educator
29-Nov-1940   President, University of Southern California
Phyllis Schlafly
Activist
15-Aug-1924   Opponent of women's liberation
Zander Schloss
Bassist
7-Aug-1961   Circle Jerks bassist, Kevin in Repo Man
Matt Schulze
Actor
3-Jul-1972   Fast Five
Michael M. Sears
Business
16-Jul-1947   CFO of Boeing, 2000-03
Brent Sexton
Actor
23-Jul-1953   Stan Larsen on The Killing
Kimora Lee Simmons
Fashion Designer
4-May-1975   Fabulosity
Billy Sims
Football
18-Sep-1955   Detroit Lions RB
Leon Spinks
Boxing
11-Jul-1953   Olympic boxing champion
Michael Spinks
Boxing
13-Jul-1956   World Heavyweight Champion 1985-88
Kelly Stables
Actor
26-Jan-1978   Eden on The Exes
Laura Denvir Stith
Judge
30-Oct-1953   Missouri Chief Justice
Frank Sully
Actor
17-Jun-1908 17-Dec-1975 Character actor
Louis B. Susman
Diplomat
19-Nov-1937   US Ambassador to the UK
Todd Susman
Actor
17-Jan-1947   Officer Shifflett on Newhart
Jim Talent
Politician
18-Oct-1956   US Senator from Missouri, 2002-07
Sara Teasdale
Poet
8-Aug-1884 29-Jan-1933 Strange Victory
Betty Thomas
Film Director
27-Jul-1948   Lucy Bates on Hill Street Blues
Cal Tjader
Jazz Musician
16-Jul-1925 5-May-1982 Latin-jazz bandleader
Donald J. Tomnitz
Business
1948   CEO of D. R. Horton
Guy Torry
Actor
5-Jan-1969   Funny Money
Joe Torry
Actor
12-Aug-1965   Poetic Justice
Helen Traubel
Singer
16-Jun-1899 28-Jul-1972 Wagnerian soprano
Mary Treen
Actor
27-Mar-1907 29-Jul-1989 It's A Wonderful Life
Bessie Potter Vonnoh
Sculptor
17-Aug-1872 8-Mar-1955 American sculptor in bronze
Marilyn vos Savant
Columnist
11-Aug-1946   IQ 228, writes for Parade
Ann L. Wagner
Diplomat
13-Sep-1962   US Congresswoman, Missouri 2nd
Maxine Waters
Politician
15-Aug-1938   Congresswoman, California 35th
Faye Wattleton
Activist
8-Jul-1943   President, Planned Parenthood, 1978-92
Earl Weaver
Baseball
14-Aug-1930 18-Jan-2013 Cantankerous Orioles Manager
William Webster
Government
6-Mar-1924   FBI Director 1978-87, CIA Director 1987-91
Jo Jo White
Basketball
16-Nov-1946   Boston Celtics, 1969-79
Wendy Whoppers
Pornstar
13-Aug-1968   80HHH-21-34, 38E-21-34 post reduction
Mary Wickes
Actor
13-Jun-1910 22-Oct-1995 Sister Act
John Wiese
Musician
18-Apr-1977   Power noise musician
Mykelti Williamson
Actor
4-Mar-1960   Bubba in Forrest Gump
Margaret Bush Wilson
Activist
30-Jan-1919 11-Aug-2009 NAACP Chairman, 1975-83
Shelley Winters
Actor
18-Aug-1920 14-Jan-2006 Method actress and camp queen
Louis Wolfson
Business
28-Jan-1912 30-Dec-2007 Business criminal, horse breeder
Nicholas Worth
Actor
4-Sep-1938 7-May-2007 Don't Answer the Phone!
Kristeen Young
Musician
c. 1975   Intense and talented indie rock chick
Robert A. Young III
Politician
27-Nov-1923 17-Oct-2007 Congressman from Missouri, 1977-87

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Howard Aiken
Physicist
8-Mar-1900 14-Mar-1973 Designer of early computers
Cool Papa Bell
Baseball
17-May-1903 7-Mar-1991 Negro Leagues star
Jim Bottomley
Baseball
23-Apr-1900 11-Dec-1959 St. Louis Cardinal, Hall-of-Famer
Jack Buck
Sports Journalist
21-Aug-1924 18-Jun-2002 Voice of the Cardinals
Henry S. Caulfield
Politician
9-Dec-1873 11-May-1966 Governor of Missouri, 1929-33
Kate Chopin
Novelist
8-Feb-1851 22-Aug-1904 The Awakening
William Clark
Explorer
1-Aug-1770 1-Sep-1838 Lewis and Clark expedition
Norman Jay Colman
Government
16-May-1827 3-Nov-1911 First US Secretary of Agriculture
Gerty Cori
Scientist
15-Aug-1896 26-Oct-1957 Catalytic conversion of glycogen
Edward A. Doisy
Scientist
3-Nov-1893 23-Oct-1986 Chemical structure of Vitamin K
Forrest C. Donnell
Politician
20-Aug-1884 3-Mar-1980 Governor and Senator from Missouri
Stanley Elkin
Novelist
11-May-1930 31-May-1995 The Living End
Joseph Erlanger
Scientist
5-Jan-1874 5-Dec-1965 Nerve conduction
Frederick D. Gardner
Politician
6-Nov-1869 18-Dec-1933 Governor of Missouri, 1917-21
Patrick Gilmore
Composer
25-Dec-1829 24-Sep-1892 The Father of The American Band
Edward A. Hannegan
Politician
25-Jun-1807 25-Feb-1859 US Senator, committed suicide
Frederick W. Lehmann
Attorney
28-Feb-1853 12-Sep-1931 US Solicitor General, 1910-12
James S. McDonnell
Business
9-Apr-1899 22-Aug-1980 Founder of McDonnell Aircraft Co.
Charles Nagel
Government
9-Aug-1849 5-Jan-1940 US Secy. of Commerce & Labor, 1909-13
Lynn Patrick
Hockey
3-Feb-1912 26-Jan-1980 Bruins, St. Louis Blues GM
David Peaston
Singer
13-Mar-1957 1-Feb-2012 Two Wrongs Don't Make It Right
Jennings Randolph
Politician
8-Mar-1902 8-May-1998 US Senator from West Virginia, 1958-85
Thomas Caute Reynolds
Politician
11-Oct-1821 30-Mar-1887 Missouri governor, committed suicide
Dred Scott
Victim
c. 1799 17-Sep-1858 Slave denied freedom by US Supreme Court
Sidney Souers
Government
30-Mar-1892 14-Jan-1973 CIA Director, 1946
John H. Stelle
Politician
10-Aug-1891 5-Jul-1962 Governor of Illinois, 1940-41
Dick Weber
Bowling
23-Dec-1929 13-Feb-2005 Professional bowler
Bud Wilkinson
Football
23-Apr-1916 9-Feb-1994 Sooners Head Coach, 1947-63
Margaret Bush Wilson
Activist
30-Jan-1919 11-Aug-2009 NAACP Chairman, 1975-83



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