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Oak Park, IL

VILLAGE

Official Website:
http://www.oak-park.us/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.oprfchamber.org/

Population:
52524 (2000 census)

County:
Cook County

In 1902, seceded from Cicero, becoming Oak Park.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
West Suburban College of Nursing
1982
Fenwick High School, Oak Park, IL
1929
Oak Park and River Forest High School, Oak Park, IL
1871

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Beverly Archer
Actor
19-Jul-1948   Iola on Mama's Family
John G. Avildsen
Film Director
21-Dec-1935   Rocky
Richard Bach
Author
23-Jun-1936   Jonathan Livingston Seagull
William Bishop
Actor
16-Jul-1918 3-Oct-1959 The Killer That Stalked New York
Jim Cantalupo
Business
14-Nov-1943 19-Apr-2004 CEO of McDonald's, 2002-04
Bruce Davidson
Photographer
5-Sep-1933   East 100th Street
Edward Cardinal Egan
Religion
2-Apr-1932   Catholic Archbishop of New York, 2000-09
Richard W. Erdman
Diplomat
1945   US Ambassador to Algeria, 2003-06
Kenneth Fearing
Novelist
28-Jul-1902 26-Jun-1961 The Big Clock
Kathy Griffin
Actor
4-Nov-1960   Vicki on Suddenly Susan
Ernest Hemingway
Author
21-Jul-1899 2-Jul-1961 The Old Man And The Sea
Patricia Ireland
Activist
19-Oct-1945   NOW president, 1991-2001
Ray Kroc
Business
5-Oct-1902 14-Jan-1984 McDonald's fast food tycoon
Sandra L. Lynch
Judge
31-Jul-1946   1st Circuit Court of Appeals
Dick Murphy
Politician
16-Dec-1942   Mayor of San Diego, 2000-05
Lois Nettleton
Actor
6-Aug-1929 18-Jan-2008 Butterfly
Bob Newhart
Comic
5-Sep-1929   The Bob Newhart Show
Busy Philipps
Actor
25-Jun-1979   Home Room
W. Robert Reum
Business
22-Jul-1942   CEO of Amsted Industries
Carl Rogers
Psychologist
8-Jan-1902 4-Feb-1987 Non-directive theory of psychology
Robert Schrieffer
Physicist
31-May-1931   BCS Theory of Superconductivity
Mike Shanahan
Football
24-Aug-1952   Washington Redskins Head Coach
Carol Shields
Novelist
2-Jun-1935 16-Jul-2003 The Stone Diaries
John C. Skipper
Journalist
30-Sep-1945   Wicked Curve
John Sturges
Film Director
3-Jan-1911 18-Aug-1992 The Great Escape
Judy Tenuta
Comic
7-Nov-1949   The Love Goddess
Emmett Tyrrell
Columnist
1943   Publisher, The American Spectator
Betty White
Actor
17-Jan-1922   TV sitcom and game show mainstay
Douglas C. Yearley
Business
c. 1936 8-Oct-2007 CEO of Phelps Dodge, 1989-99

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Sam Giancana
Criminal
24-May-1908 19-Jun-1975 Chicago Mafia boss, 1957-66



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