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Baltimore, MD

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.baltimore.md.us/

Population:
651154 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
30-Jul-1729

County:
Baltimore city

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Baltimore Sun
The Baltimore Evening Sun
The Baltimore Morning Herald

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Baltimore International College
1972
Sojourner-Douglass College
1972
University of Maryland Baltimore County
1966
Baltimore City Community College
1947
School of Advanced International Studies
1944
University of Baltimore
1925
Baltimore Hebrew University
1919
Coppin State University
1900
Gilman School
1897
Johns Hopkins University
1876
College of Notre Dame of Maryland
1873
Morgan State University
1867
Loyola College in Maryland
1852
Baltimore City College
1839

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
The Walters Art Museum
1934
Baltimore Museum of Art
1914

AQUARIUM

AquariumFounded
National Aquarium in Baltimore
1981

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
NeighborCare
2003
Vertis Communications
2000
Allfirst Financial
1999
Laureate Education
1998
Prime Retail
1993
FTI Consulting
1982
Mercantile Bankshares
1969
T. Rowe Price
1937
Legg Mason
1899
Constellation Energy Group
1816
First Maryland Bancorp
1806
Alex. Brown & Sons
1800

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
David Abercrombie
Business
6-Jun-1867 29-Aug-1931 Founder of Abercrombie & Fitch
Larry Adler
Musician
10-Feb-1914 6-Aug-2001 Mouth organ virtuoso
Spiro T. Agnew
Politician
9-Nov-1918 17-Sep-1996 US Vice President, 1969-73
Bess Armstrong
Actor
11-Dec-1953   Dr. Klompus in Pecker
Howard Ashman
Songwriter
17-May-1950 14-Mar-1991 Beauty and the Beast
John Astin
Actor
30-Mar-1930   Gomez on The Addams Family
Penn Badgley
Actor
1-Nov-1986   The Bedford Diaries
Diane Black
Politician
16-Jan-1951   Congresswoman, Tennessee 6th
Eubie Blake
Jazz Musician
7-Feb-1883 12-Feb-1983 Ragtime jazz pianist
Jack Blessing
Actor
29-Jul-1951   Mr. Donner on The Naked Truth
John Bolton
Government
20-Nov-1948   US Ambassador to the UN, 2005-06
Charles J. Bonaparte
Government
9-Jun-1851 28-Jun-1921 US Attorney General, 1906-09
Elsbeth Bothe
Judge
17-Oct-1927   Baltimore Circuit Court Judge, retired
Julie Bowen
Actor
3-Mar-1970   Modern Family
Robert R. Bowie
Government
24-Aug-1909   CIA Deputy Director, 1977-79
Frank P. Bramble, Sr.
Business
15-Nov-1946   Vice Chairman of MBNA, 2002-05
David K. E. Bruce
Diplomat
12-Feb-1898 5-Dec-1977 US Ambassador to England, France, Germany
Clarence "Du" Burns
Politician
13-Sep-1918 12-Jan-2002 First black mayor of Baltimore
William J. Burns
Government
19-Oct-1861 14-Apr-1932 FBI Director, 1921-24
Francis X. Bushman
Actor
10-Jan-1883 23-Aug-1966 Ben-Hur
John Marshall Butler
Politician
21-Jul-1897 14-Mar-1978 US Senator from Maryland, 1951-63
Tommy Byrne
Baseball
31-Dec-1919 20-Dec-2007 MLB pitcher, Mayor of Wake Forest
Beverly B. Byron
Politician
27-Jul-1932   Congresswoman from Maryland, 1979-93
Joseph Canizaro
Business
1937   Real estate mogul
Benjamin L. Cardin
Politician
5-Oct-1943   US Senator from Maryland
Mama Cass
Singer
19-Sep-1941 29-Jul-1974 The Mamas and the Papas
Jack L. Chalker
Author
17-Dec-1944 11-Feb-2005 SF author, wrote Well World series
Kevin Chamberlin
Actor
25-Nov-1963   Bertram on Jessie
Josh Charles
Actor
15-Sep-1971   Dan Rydell on Sports Night
Tom Clancy
Novelist
12-Apr-1947   The Hunt for Red October
Tony Conrad
Violinist
1940   Violin, Theater of Eternal Music
Hans Conried
Actor
15-Apr-1917 5-Jan-1982 Character actor, 1930s to 1970s
Elijah Cummings
Politician
18-Jan-1951   Congressman, Maryland 7th
Sheila Dixon
Politician
17-Dec-1953   Baltimore Mayor, resigned in disgrace
Jane Dulo
Actor
13-Oct-1917 22-May-1994 Liz Murray on Hey, Jeannie!
Mildred Dunnock
Actor
25-Jan-1901 5-Jul-1991 Death of a Salesman
Adam Duritz
Musician
1-Aug-1964   Frontman for Counting Crows
Charles Dutton
Actor
30-Jan-1951   Roc
Eric S. Edelman
Diplomat
1951   Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Gordon R. England
Government
15-Sep-1937   US Deputy Secretary of Defense
George H. Fallon
Politician
24-Jul-1902 21-Mar-1980 Congressman from Maryland, 1945-71
Anna Faris
Actor
29-Nov-1976   Scary Movie
John Spalding Flannery
Attorney
16-May-1870 17-Feb-1954 Prominent Washington attorney
Doug Flutie
Football
23-Oct-1962   Greatest CFL quarterback
Paul Ford
Actor
2-Nov-1901 12-Apr-1976 The Phil Silvers Show
E. Franklin Frazier
Sociologist
24-Sep-1894 17-May-1962 Black Bourgeoisie
Mona Freeman
Actor
9-Jun-1926   Streets of Laredo
Bill Frisell
Jazz Musician
18-Mar-1951   Jazz guitarist
Anita Gillette
Actor
16-Aug-1936   Dr. Emily Hanover on Quincy
Ira Glass
Radio Personality
3-Mar-1959   This American Life
Philip Glass
Composer
31-Jan-1937   Einstein on the Beach
Minna Gombell
Actor
28-May-1892 14-Apr-1973 Block-Heads
Michael Gordon
Film Director
6-Sep-1909 29-Apr-1993 Pillow Talk
Donald E. Graham
Journalist
22-Apr-1945   CEO of Washington Post
Gordon Gray
Government
30-May-1909 26-Nov-1982 Secretary of the Army, 1949-50
John Hall
Politician
23-Jul-1948   Congressman from New York, 2007-11
Virginia Hall
Spy
6-Apr-1906 14-Jul-1982 American spy
Frances E. W. Harper
Poet
24-Sep-1825 22-Feb-1911 Abolitionist, temperance activist
William Harrop
Diplomat
19-Feb-1929   US Ambassador to Israel, 1991-93
Harris L. Hartz
Judge
20-Jan-1947   10th Circuit Court of Appeals
Ethel Browne Harvey
Zoologist
14-Dec-1885 2-Sep-1965 Embryology of sea urchins
David Hasselhoff
Actor
17-Jul-1952   Knight Rider, Baywatch
Margaret Hayes
Actor
5-Dec-1916 26-Jan-1977 Blackboard Jungle
Russell Hicks
Actor
4-Jun-1895 1-Jun-1957 American character actor
Danny Hillis
Business
25-Sep-1956   Co-Founder, Thinking Machines
Alger Hiss
Government
11-Nov-1904 15-Nov-1996 Accused spy for the Soviet Union
Christopher Van Hollen
Diplomat
23-Sep-1922 30-Jan-2012 US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, 1972-76
Thomas Jane
Actor
29-Jan-1969   The Sweetest Thing
G. Lewis Jones
Diplomat
18-May-1907 13-Nov-1971 US Ambassador to Tunisia, 1956-59
Al Kaline
Baseball
19-Dec-1934   Detroit Tigers hitter
John Kassir
Actor
24-Oct-1957   Voice of the Crypt Keeper
Stacy Keibler
Wrestling
14-Oct-1979   WWE and WCW wrestler
John Pendleton Kennedy
Politician
25-Oct-1795 18-Aug-1870 Horse-Shoe Robinson
Greg Kihn
Musician
10-Jul-1949   The Greg Kihn Band
Kevin Kilner
Actor
3-May-1958   Earth: Final Conflict
Gina Kolata
Journalist
25-Feb-1948   New York Times science writer
A. B. Krongard
Business
1936   CIA Executive Director, 2001-04
Howard J. Krongard
Government
12-Dec-1940   US State Dept Inspector General
Jerry Leiber
Songwriter
25-Apr-1933 22-Aug-2011 Hitmaker for Elvis
Barry Levinson
Film Director
6-Apr-1942   Rain Man
Eli Lilly
Business
8-Jul-1838 6-Jun-1898 Founder of Eli Lilly & Co.
Bob Lind
Singer/Songwriter
25-Nov-1942   Elusive Butterfly
Morris Louis
Painter
24-Nov-1912 7-Sep-1962 Abstract expressionist
Edmund C. Lynch
Business
19-May-1885 12-May-1938 The Lynch of Merrill-Lynch
Marvin Mandel
Politician
19-Apr-1920   Governor of Maryland, 1969-79
Thurgood Marshall
Judge
2-Jul-1908 24-Jan-1993 First black US Supreme Court justice
H. Freeman Matthews
Diplomat
26-May-1899 19-Oct-1986 Career US Ambassador
Frank McDonald
Film Director
9-Nov-1899 8-Mar-1980 One Body Too Many
John F. McDonnell
Business
18-Mar-1938   CEO of McDonnell-Douglas, 1988-94
Theodore R. McKeldin
Politician
20-Nov-1900 10-Aug-1974 Governor of Maryland, 1951-59
Ken Mehlman
Government
21-Aug-1966   RNC chairman 2005-07
H. L. Mencken
Critic
12-Sep-1880 29-Jan-1956 The American Language
Philip Merrill
Publisher
28-Apr-1934 10-Jun-2006 Capital Gazette Communications
Kweisi Mfume
Politician
24-Oct-1948   Former Congressman, CEO of the NAACP
J. William Middendorf II
Diplomat
22-Sep-1924   Ford's Secretary of the Navy
Barbara Mikulski
Politician
20-Jul-1936   US Senator from Maryland
Laura Miller
Politician
18-Nov-1958   Mayor of Dallas, 2002-07
Parren J. Mitchell
Politician
29-Apr-1922 28-May-2007 Congressman from Maryland, 1971-87
Garry Moore
TV Personality
31-Jan-1915 28-Nov-1993 The Garry Moore Show
Kimberly A. Moore
Judge
15-Jun-1968   US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Mildred Natwick
Actor
19-Jun-1905 25-Oct-1994 Barefoot in the Park
Brian Nichols
Criminal
10-Dec-1971   Allegedly killed judge, deputy during escape
Herbert O'Conor
Politician
17-Nov-1896 4-Mar-1960 Governor and Senator from Maryland
Ric Ocasek
Musician
23-Mar-1949   Singer for The Cars, producer
Sam Palmisano
Business
29-Jul-1951   CEO of IBM
Jameson Parker
Actor
18-Nov-1947   AJ on Simon & Simon
Nicole Ari Parker
Actor
7-Oct-1970   Soul Food
Robert M. Parker
Critic
23-Jul-1947   The Wine Advocate
Randy Pausch
Educator
23-Oct-1960 25-Jul-2008 The Last Lecture
Mark Pellington
Film Director
17-Mar-1962   Arlington Road
Nancy Pelosi
Politician
26-Mar-1940   Speaker of the House, 2007-11
Philip B. Perlman
Attorney
5-Mar-1890 31-Jul-1960 US Solicitor General, 1947-52
Tom Peters
Author
7-Nov-1942   In Search of Excellence
Michael Phelps
Swimmer
30-Jun-1985   Swimmer, won 8 gold medals at Beijing
Parker Posey
Actor
8-Nov-1968   Waiting for Guffman
Emily Post
Columnist
27-Oct-1873 25-Sep-1960 Etiquette
Robin Quivers
Talk Show Host
8-Aug-1952   Howard Stern's sidekick
John Rawls
Philosopher
21-Feb-1921 24-Nov-2002 A Theory of Justice
Lance Reddick
Actor
31-Dec-1969   Desmond Mobay on Oz
Lynda Resnick
Business
c. 1944   Roll International
Adrienne Rich
Poet
16-May-1929 27-Mar-2012 An Atlas of the Difficult World
Martin Rodbell
Scientist
1-Dec-1925 7-Dec-1998 G-protein cell signal transmission
Howard E. Rollins, Jr.
Actor
17-Oct-1950 8-Dec-1996 A Soldier's Story
Peyton Rous
Scientist
5-Oct-1879 16-Feb-1970 Blood banks and carcinogenic viruses
Mike Rowe
TV Personality
18-Mar-1962   Dirty Jobs
Babe Ruth
Baseball
6-Feb-1895 16-Aug-1948 The Bambino
Samuel Sachs
Business
28-Jul-1851 2-Mar-1935 Half namesake of Goldman Sachs
John Sarbanes
Politician
20-May-1962   Congressman, Maryland 3rd
David M. Satterfield
Diplomat
18-Dec-1954   US Ambassador to Lebanon, 1998-2001
William Donald Schaefer
Politician
2-Nov-1921 18-Apr-2011 Governor of Maryland, 1987-95
Kurt L. Schmoke
Politician
1-Dec-1949   Mayor of Baltimore, 1988-99
Gina Schock
Drummer
31-Aug-1957   Drummer for The Go-Go's
Dwight Schultz
Actor
24-Nov-1947   Murdoch on The A-Team
Jim Schwartz
Football
2-Jul-1966   Head Coach, Detroit Lions
William J. Sebald
Diplomat
5-Nov-1901 Aug-1980 Chief US FSO in Japan, 1947-52
Karl Shapiro
Poet
10-Nov-1913 14-May-2000 Person, Place and Thing
Philip R. Sharp
Politician
15-Jul-1942   Congressman from Indiana, 1975-95
Lawrence Cardinal Shehan
Religion
18-Mar-1898 26-Aug-1984 Archbishop of Baltimore, 1961-74
Upton Sinclair
Novelist
20-Sep-1878 25-Nov-1968 The Jungle
Norman Sisisky
Politician
9-Jun-1927 29-Mar-2001 Congressman from Virginia, 1983-2001
Sisqo
Singer
9-Nov-1978   Thong Song
Anna Deavere Smith
Actor
18-Sep-1950   Nancy McNally on The West Wing
Jada Pinkett Smith
Actor
18-Sep-1971   A Different World
Simon E. Sobeloff
Judge
3-Dec-1894 11-Jul-1973 4th US Court of Appeals, 1956-70
Lester Speight
Actor
7-Jan-1971   Terry Tate: Office Linebacker
Raymond A. Spruance
Military
3-Jul-1886 13-Dec-1969 US Navy Admiral during WWII
James Cardinal Stafford
Religion
26-Jul-1932   Archbishop of Denver, 1986-96
Mink Stole
Actor
25-Aug-1947   Appears in John Waters films
Paul Stookey
Singer/Songwriter
30-Dec-1937   The Paul in Peter, Paul, and Mary
Tracie Thoms
Actor
19-Aug-1975   Kat Miller on Cold Case
Paul S. Trible, Jr.
Politician
29-Dec-1946   US Senator from Virginia, 1983-89
William C. Trimble
Diplomat
2-May-1907 24-Jun-1996 US Ambassador to Cambodia, 1959-62
Michael Tucker
Actor
6-Feb-1945   Stuart Markowitz on L.A. Law
Charles H. Twining
Diplomat
1-Nov-1940   US Ambassador to Cambodia, 1991-95
Leon Uris
Novelist
3-Aug-1924 21-Jun-2003 Battle Cry
Joan D. Vinge
Author
2-Apr-1948   Eyes of Amber
Michael J. Ward
Business
c. 1950   CEO of CSX
John Waters
Film Director
22-Apr-1946   Hairspray
Chick Webb
Jazz Musician
10-Feb-1905 16-Jun-1939 The Chick Webb Orchestra
George Weigel
Activist
1951   Ethics and Public Policy Center
Clifton R. Wharton
Diplomat
11-May-1899 23-Apr-1983 First Black Career US Ambassador
Slappy White
Comic
20-Sep-1921 7-Nov-1995 The First Black Vice President
Montel Williams
Talk Show Host
3-Jul-1956   The Montel Williams Show
Edward Witten
Physicist
26-Aug-1951   String theorist at Princeton
James Wolcott
Journalist
10-Dec-1952   Vanity Fair cultural critic
Brook Yeaton
Actor
13-Feb-1968   Prop guy, actor, Traci Lords' ex-husband
Frank Zappa
Composer
21-Dec-1940 4-Dec-1993 Joe's Garage

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Arunah Shepherdson Abell
Publisher
10-Aug-1806 19-Aug-1888 The Baltimore Sun
William Foxwell Albright
Archaeologist
24-May-1891 19-Sep-1971 Biblical archaeologist at Johns Hopkins
Earl Banks
Football
11-Jun-1924 11-Mar-1993 Morgan State Head Coach, 1960-73
Benjamin Banneker
Astronomer
9-Nov-1731 25-Oct-1806 First African-American astronomer
Robert Worth Bingham
Business
8-Nov-1871 18-Dec-1937 Publisher of The Louisville Courier-Journal
Alfred Blalock
Doctor
5-Apr-1899 15-Sep-1964 "Blue baby" operation
Charles J. Bonaparte
Government
9-Jun-1851 28-Jun-1921 US Attorney General, 1906-09
Patricia Breslin
Actor
17-Mar-1931 12-Oct-2011 The People's Choice
Olympia Brown
Activist
5-Jan-1835 23-Oct-1926 Lady preacher and suffragette
Arthur F. Burns
Economist
27-Apr-1904 6-Jun-1987 Chairman of the Federal Reserve, 1970-78
Clarence "Du" Burns
Politician
13-Sep-1918 12-Jan-2002 First black mayor of Baltimore
John Archibald Campbell
Judge
24-Jun-1811 12-Mar-1889 US Supreme Court Justice, 1853-61
Eva Cassidy
Singer
2-Feb-1963 2-Nov-1996 Eva by Heart
Jack L. Chalker
Author
17-Dec-1944 11-Feb-2005 SF author, wrote Well World series
Frederic L. Chapin
Diplomat
13-Jul-1929 8-Sep-1989 US Ambassador to Guatemala, 1981-84
Samuel Chase
Judge
17-Apr-1741 19-Jun-1811 US Supreme Court Justice, 1796-1811
Frances Cleveland
First Lady
21-Jul-1864 29-Oct-1947 Wife of US President Grover Cleveland
Lucille Clifton
Poet
27-Jun-1936 13-Feb-2010 Good Woman
Richard Ben Cramer
Author
12-Jun-1950 7-Jan-2013 What It Takes: The Way to the White House
Henry Winter Davis
Politician
16-Aug-1817 30-Dec-1865 Congressman from Maryland, 1855-65
Westmoreland Davis
Politician
21-Aug-1859 7-Sep-1942 Governor of Virginia, 1918-22
George H. Fallon
Politician
24-Jul-1902 21-Mar-1980 Congressman from Maryland, 1945-71
Nellie Fox
Baseball
25-Dec-1927 1-Dec-1975 MLB Hall of Famer
John Gibbon
Military
20-Apr-1827 6-Feb-1896 Led the Civil War's Iron Bigade
Robert Goddard
Scientist
5-Oct-1882 10-Aug-1945 Father of modern rocketry
Alexander Haig
Government
2-Dec-1924 20-Feb-2010 US Secretary of State, 1981-82
William Stewart Halsted
Doctor
23-Sep-1852 7-Sep-1922 Pioneer of sterile surgical technique
John Hill Hewitt
Songwriter
11-Jul-1801 7-Oct-1890 The Minstrels Return'd from the War
Johns Hopkins
Philanthropist
19-May-1795 24-Dec-1873 Johns Hopkins University and Hospital
Arnold Kanter
Government
27-Feb-1945 10-Apr-2010 Under Secy. of State for Political Affairs, 1991-93
Francis Scott Key
Poet
1-Aug-1779 11-Jan-1843 The Star-Spangled Banner
Henrietta Lacks
Oddity
1-Aug-1920 4-Oct-1951 Immortal human cells
Arthur O. Lovejoy
Historian
10-Oct-1873 30-Dec-1962 The Great Chain of Being
John Mackey
Football
24-Sep-1941 6-Jul-2011 NFL Hall of Famer
Jeff MacNelly
Cartoonist
17-Sep-1948 8-Jun-2000 Editorial cartoonist, Shoe
Frank Mars
Business
24-Sep-1883 8-Apr-1934 Invented Milky Way and Snickers bars
Glenn L. Martin
Engineer
17-Jan-1886 5-Dec-1955 Martin Aircraft Co.
Theodore R. McKeldin
Politician
20-Nov-1900 10-Aug-1974 Governor of Maryland, 1951-59
Louis McLane
Politician
28-May-1786 7-Oct-1857 US Secretary of State, 1833-34
H. L. Mencken
Critic
12-Sep-1880 29-Jan-1956 The American Language
Ottmar Mergenthaler
Inventor
11-May-1854 28-Oct-1899 Automated typesetting
Adolf Meyer
Psychiatrist
13-Sep-1866 17-Mar-1950 Commonsense Psychiatry
Parren J. Mitchell
Politician
29-Apr-1922 28-May-2007 Congressman from Maryland, 1971-87
Art Modell
Football
23-Jun-1925 6-Sep-2012 Owner: Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens
Ogden Nash
Poet
19-Aug-1902 19-May-1971 Candy is dandy; but liquor is quicker
Daniel Nathans
Scientist
30-Oct-1928 16-Nov-1999 Restriction enzymes (DNA cleavage)
Herbert O'Conor
Politician
17-Nov-1896 4-Mar-1960 Governor and Senator from Maryland
John Dos Passos
Author
14-Jan-1896 28-Sep-1970 U.S.A. Trilogy
Edgar Allan Poe
Author
19-Jan-1809 7-Oct-1849 The Raven
Rosa Ponselle
Singer
22-Jan-1897 25-May-1981 Operatic soprano, NY Metropolitan Opera
Lizette Woodworth Reese
Poet
9-Jan-1856 17-Dec-1935 A Handful of Lavendar
Henry Augustus Rowland
Physicist
27-Nov-1848 16-Apr-1901 Studied optics, magnetism, etc.
William Donald Schaefer
Politician
2-Nov-1921 18-Apr-2011 Governor of Maryland, 1987-95
Gordon Scott
Actor
3-Aug-1926 30-Apr-2007 Played Tarzan, 1955-60
Lawrence Cardinal Shehan
Religion
18-Mar-1898 26-Aug-1984 Archbishop of Baltimore, 1961-74
Cordwainer Smith
Author
11-Jul-1913 6-Aug-1966 The Rediscovery of Man
Robert Smith
Government
3-Nov-1757 26-Nov-1842 US Secretary of the Navy, 1801-09
Simon E. Sobeloff
Judge
3-Dec-1894 11-Jul-1973 4th US Court of Appeals, 1956-70
Nettie Stevens
Biologist
7-Jul-1861 4-May-1912 X and Y chromosomes
Clyfford Still
Painter
30-Nov-1904 23-Jun-1980 Abstract expressionist
Philip F. Thomas
Politician
12-Sep-1810 2-Oct-1890 Maryland Governor, US Treasury Secretary
Theodore Vail
Business
16-Jul-1845 16-Apr-1920 Founder of AT&T
Chick Webb
Jazz Musician
10-Feb-1905 16-Jun-1939 The Chick Webb Orchestra
William H. Welch
Scientist
8-Apr-1850 30-Apr-1934 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Hack Wilson
Baseball
26-Apr-1900 23-Nov-1948 Hit 56 home runs and 191 RBI's in 1930
Thomas Wolfe
Novelist
3-Oct-1900 15-Sep-1938 Look Homeward, Angel



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