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Kansas City, MO

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.kcmo.org/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.kcchamber.com/

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

Population:
441545 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1839

County:
Cass County, Clay County, Jackson County, Platte County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Kansas City Star

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Saint Paul School of Theology
1958
Grantham University
1951
University of Missouri at Kansas City
1929
Avila University
1916
Rockhurst University
1910
Pembroke Hill School
1910

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
1990
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
1933

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Aquila
2002
Great Plains Energy
2001
DST Systems
1968
H&R Block
1955
Marion Laboratories
1950
Farmland Industries
1929
AMC Entertainment
1920
Black & Veatch
1915
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
1913
Hallmark
1910
Kansas City Southern Industries
1887
Stinson Morrison Hecker
1878

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Amy Alcott
Golf
22-Feb-1956   Winner of 5 Majors
Robert Altman
Film Director
20-Feb-1925 20-Nov-2006 M*A*S*H
John Ashley
Actor
25-Dec-1934 3-Oct-1997 Beach Blanket Bingo
Burt Bacharach
Pianist
12-May-1929   Incomparable composer of lounge music
Joy Bang
Actor
15-Jun-1945   Play It Again, Sam
Jim Bannon
Actor
9-Apr-1911 28-Jul-1984 Cowboy actor, played Red Ryder
Noah Beery, Sr.
Actor
17-Jan-1882 1-Apr-1946 The Mark of Zorro
Wallace Beery
Actor
1-Apr-1885 15-Apr-1949 Grand Hotel
Robert F. Bennett
Politician
23-May-1927 9-Oct-2000 Governor of Kansas, 1975-79
Sandahl Bergman
Actor
14-Nov-1951   Conan the Barbarian
Henry Bloch
Business
30-Jul-1922   Co-Founder of H&R Bloch
Richard Bloch
Business
15-Feb-1926 21-Jul-2004 H&R Block, cancer activist
Stan Brakhage
Film Director
14-Jan-1933 9-Mar-2003 Experimental filmmaker
Diane Brewster
Actor
11-Mar-1931 12-Nov-1991 Miss Canfield on Leave It to Beaver
Sylvia Browne
Paranormal
19-Oct-1936   Afraid to accept Randi's $1 million challenge
Stephen G. Butler
Business
c. 1948   CEO of KPMG, 1996-2002
Don Cheadle
Actor
29-Nov-1964   Boogie Nights
Marguerite Churchill
Actor
25-Dec-1910 9-Jan-2000 The Big Trail
Tom Coleman
Politician
29-May-1943   Congressman from Missouri, 1976-93
Chris Connor
Singer
8-Nov-1927 29-Aug-2009 Jazz singer, I Miss You
Robert D. Coombe
Educator
c. 1948   Chancellor, University of Denver
Chris Cooper
Actor
9-Jul-1951   American Beauty
John R. Dawson
Diplomat
1950 1-Aug-2003 US Ambassador to Peru, 2002-03
Robert Docking
Politician
9-Oct-1925 8-Oct-1983 Governor of Kansas, 1967-75
David Dreier
Politician
5-Jul-1952   Congressman, California 26th
Ellen Drew
Actor
23-Nov-1915 3-Dec-2003 If I Were King
Stanley H. Durwood
Business
5-Aug-1920 15-Jul-1999 Father of the multi-screen movie theater
James E. Edmondson
Judge
1945   Justice, Oklahoma Supreme Court
Eminem
Rapper
17-Oct-1972   The Real Slim Shady
Thomas E. Everhart
Physicist
15-Feb-1932   President of CalTech, 1987-97
Gary D. Forsee
Business
1950   CEO of Sprint Nextel, 2005-07
Thomas Frank
Author
21-Mar-1965   Founding editor, The Baffler
Friz Freleng
Cartoonist
21-Aug-1906 26-May-1995 The Pink Panther
Monique Gabrielle
Actor
30-Jul-1963   Deathstalker II
Eddie Griffin
Comic
15-Jul-1968   Undercover Brother
Donald J. Hall
Business
9-Jul-1928   CEO of Hallmark, 1966-86
John D. Hancock
Film Director
12-Feb-1939   Bang the Drum Slowly
Jean Harlow
Actor
3-Mar-1911 7-Jun-1937 Bombshell
William Least Heat-Moon
Author
27-Aug-1939   Blue Highways
Bob Holden
Politician
24-Aug-1949   Governor of Missouri, 2001-05
Edwin J. Holman
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Macy's Central
Jane Dee Hull
Politician
8-Aug-1935   Governor of Arizona, 1997-2003
William G. Hyland
Government
18-Jan-1929 25-Mar-2008 Editor of Foreign Affairs, 1984-93
Ub Iwerks
Cartoonist
24-Mar-1901 7-Jul-1971 First to animate Mickey Mouse
James L. Jones
Military
19-Dec-1943   US National Security Advisor, 2009-10
Michael H. Jordan
Business
13-Jun-1936 25-May-2010 CEO of EDS, 2003-07
Alice Joyce
Actor
1-Oct-1890 9-Oct-1955 The Green Goddess
Elaine Joyce
Actor
19-Dec-1945   Match Game panelist
John Kander
Composer
18-Mar-1927   Top Broadway composer
Karen L. Katen
Business
1948   Senior Pfizer executive
Kenton Keith
Diplomat
12-Nov-1939   US Ambassador to Qatar, 1992-95
Clarence M. Kelley
Government
24-Oct-1911 5-Aug-1997 FBI Director, 1973-78
Ellie Kemper
Actor
2-May-1980   Erin Hannon on The Office
Lawrence A. Kimpton
Educator
7-Oct-1910 1-Nov-1977 Chancellor, University of Chicago, 1951-60
Philip M. Klutznick
Government
9-Jul-1907 14-Aug-1999 US Secretary of Commerce, 1980-81
Evalyn Knapp
Actor
17-Jun-1908 12-Jun-1981 His Private Secretary
Fred Kohler
Actor
20-Apr-1888 28-Oct-1938 The Iron Horse
Robert Lowery
Actor
17-Oct-1913 26-Dec-1971 The Mummy's Ghost
Betty Lynn
Actor
29-Aug-1926   The Andy Griffith Show
Mancow
Radio Personality
21-Jun-1967   Shock jock, shut down the SF Bay Bridge
Michael Massee
Actor
1955   Momentum
Edie McClurg
Actor
23-Jul-1951   Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Allan Melvin
Actor
18-Feb-1923 17-Jan-2008 Archie Bunker's Place
Dolores Michaels
Actor
30-Jan-1933 25-Sep-2001 Warlock
Steven L. Miller
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Shell Oil Company, 1999-2002
David H. Murdock
Business
10-Apr-1923   CEO of Dole Food
Richard Myers
Military
1-Mar-1942   Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 2001-05
Tech N9ne
Rapper
8-Nov-1971   Anghellic
Debbie Nelson
Relative
1955   Eminem's mother
Denis O'Hare
Actor
17-Jan-1962   Larry Harvey on American Horror Story
Richard B. Ogilvie
Politician
22-Feb-1923 10-May-1988 Governor of Illinois, 1969-73
M. Kenneth Oshman
Business
9-Jul-1940 6-Aug-2011 CEO of Echelon, 1988-2009
Warren Powers
Football
19-Feb-1941   Missouri Head Coach, 1978-84
Charles H. Price II
Diplomat
1-Apr-1931 12-Jan-2012 US Ambassador to the UK, 1983-89
Joan Quigley
Government
10-Apr-1927   Reagan's astrologer
Moishe Rosen
Religion
12-Apr-1932 19-May-2010 Jews for Jesus founder
Candy Samples
Pornstar
12-Apr-1940   Flesh Gordon
Lori Saunders
Actor
4-Oct-1941   Bobbie Jo Bradley on Petticoat Junction
Columbus Short
Actor
19-Sep-1982   Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
Solé
Musician
17-Jul-1973   Skin Deep
Craig Stapleton
Diplomat
c. 1945   US Ambassador to France
Casey Stengel
Baseball
30-Jul-1890 29-Sep-1975 The Old Perfesser
James Tate
Poet
8-Dec-1943   The Lost Pilot
Joseph P. Teasdale
Politician
29-Mar-1936   Governor of Missouri, 1977-81
Nicholas G. Thacher
Diplomat
20-Aug-1915 11-Mar-2002 US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 1970-73
Virgil Thomson
Composer
25-Nov-1896 30-Sep-1989 Four Saints in Three Acts
Calvin Trillin
Comic
5-Dec-1935   Humorist
Ernest Truex
Actor
19-Sep-1889 26-Jun-1973 His Girl Friday
Edward Tufte
Author
14-Mar-1942   The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Big Joe Turner
Singer
18-May-1911 24-Nov-1985 The Boss of the Blues
Yvette Vickers
Actor
26-Aug-1928 27-Apr-2011 Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
Dee Wallace-Stone
Actor
14-Dec-1948   E.T.: The Extraterrestrial
Tom Watson
Golf
4-Sep-1949   Three-time Vardon Trophy winner
Dianne Wiest
Actor
28-Mar-1948   Footloose
Jason Wiles
Actor
25-Apr-1970   Third Watch
Roger Wilkins
Educator
25-Mar-1932   Author, blackademic
Maggie Williams
Government
25-Dec-1954   Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff
Robert E. Wood
Business
13-Jun-1879 6-Nov-1969 Chairman of Sears, 1939-54
Chely Wright
Country Musician
25-Oct-1970   Shut Up And Drive

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tammy Faye Bakker
Religion
7-Mar-1942 20-Jul-2007 Wife of Jim Bakker
Robert F. Bennett
Politician
23-May-1927 9-Oct-2000 Governor of Kansas, 1975-79
Thomas Hart Benton
Painter
15-Apr-1889 19-Jan-1975 Muralist
George Caleb Bingham
Painter
20-Mar-1811 7-Jul-1879 Fur Traders Descending the Missouri
Richard Bloch
Business
15-Feb-1926 21-Jul-2004 H&R Block, cancer activist
Buck Buchanan
Football
10-Sep-1940 16-Jul-1992 KC Chiefs, Hall of Famer
Mac Dre
Rapper
5-Jul-1970 1-Nov-2004 Vallejo Rapper
Stanley H. Durwood
Business
5-Aug-1920 15-Jul-1999 Father of the multi-screen movie theater
Patricia Ellis
Actor
20-May-1916 26-Mar-1970 Picture Snatcher
Eddie Foy
Singer
9-Mar-1856 16-Feb-1928 The Seven Little Foys
Owen Hart
Wrestling
7-May-1965 23-May-1999 Wrestler fell to his death
William R. Hull, Jr.
Government
17-Apr-1906 15-Aug-1977 Congressman from Missouri, 1955-73
Satchel Paige
Baseball
7-Jul-1906 8-Jun-1982 Negro Leagues, Cleveland Indians pitcher
Harry S. Truman
Head of State
8-May-1884 26-Dec-1972 33rd US President, 1945-53
Fats Waller
Jazz Musician
21-May-1904 15-Dec-1943 Influential jazz pianist
Charles E. Whittaker
Judge
22-Feb-1901 26-Nov-1973 US Supreme Court Justice, 1957-62



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