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Philadelphia, PA

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.phila.gov/

Chamber of Commerce:
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.philadelphiausa.travel/

Population:
1517550 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1669

County:
Philadelphia County

Mayor of Philadelphia

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Philadelphia Record
Philadelphia Daily News
The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin
The Philadelphia Inquirer

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of the Arts
1985
Community College of Philadelphia
1965
Holy Family University
1954
Dropsie College
1907
Drexel University
1891
Philadelphia University
1884
Temple University
1884
La Salle University
1863
Saint Joseph's Preparatory School, Philadelphia, PA
1851
Saint Joseph's University Philadelphia
1851
Germantown Friends School
1845
Central High School, Philadelphia, PA
1836
Girard College, Philadelphia, PA
1833
Thomas Jefferson University
1824
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
1821
University of Pennsylvania
1740
William Penn Charter School
1689
Overbrook High School, Philadelphia, PA
 

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
National Museum of American Jewish History
1976
Philadelphia Museum of Art
1876
Mütter Museum
1856

LIBRARY

LibraryFounded
Free Library of Philadelphia
1891

ZOO

ZooFounded
Philadelphia Zoo
1874

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Philadelphia Orchestra
1990
Philly Pops
1979

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
RAIT Financial Trust
1997
Hamilton Lane
1991
Sovereign Bancorp
1984
CoreStates Financial
1983
CIGNA
1982
Conrail
1976
Urban Outfitters
1970
Cozen O'Connor
1968
Resource America
1966
Comcast
1963
Pennsylvania REIT
1960
ARAMARK
1959
Blank Rome
1946
Dilworth Paxson
1933
CSS Industries
1923
Pep Boys
1921
Tasty Baking Company
1914
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
1913
Rohm and Haas
1907
Lincoln National
1905
Crown Holdings
1892
Sunoco
1890
FMC
1883
PECO Energy
1881
Scott Paper
1879
Dechert LLP
1875
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
1873
Drinker Biddle
1849
Philadelphia Stock Exchange
1790

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Leon Abbett
Politician
8-Oct-1836 4-Dec-1894 Twice Governor of New Jersey
Edwin Abbey
Painter
1-Apr-1852 1-Aug-1911 American artist in London
Mumia Abu-Jamal
Criminal
23-Apr-1954   Black Panther, sentenced to death
Robert Adams, Jr.
Politician
26-Feb-1849 1-Jun-1906 Congressman, committed suicide
Herb Adderley
Football
8-Jun-1939   NFL Hall of Famer
John Adler
Politician
23-Aug-1959 4-Apr-2011 Congressman from New Jersey, 2009-11
Martin Agronsky
Journalist
12-Jan-1915 25-Jul-1999 Agronsky & Co.
Lloyd Alexander
Novelist
30-Jan-1924 17-May-2007 The Chronicles of Prydain
Claude Allen
Government
11-Oct-1960   Former White House domestic policy advisor
Richard Allen
Religion
14-Feb-1760 26-Mar-1831 Founder, African Episcopal Methodist Church
Gloria Allred
Attorney
3-Jul-1941   Feminist lawyer
Marian Anderson
Singer
27-Feb-1897 8-Apr-1993 Operatic contralto
Paul Arizin
Basketball
9-Mar-1928 12-Dec-2006 Philadelphia Warriors
Adam M. Aron
Business
c. 1954   CEO of Vail Resorts, 1996-2006
Malcolm Atterbury
Actor
20-Feb-1907 16-Aug-1992 Vaudevillian, character actor
Frankie Avalon
Singer
18-Sep-1940   Bikini Beach
Val Avery
Actor
14-Jul-1924 12-Dec-2009 The Anderson Tapes
Milton Babbitt
Composer
10-May-1916 29-Jan-2011 Music for Synthesizer
Alexander Dallas Bache
Physicist
19-Jul-1806 17-Feb-1867 First President, National Academy of Sciences
John Backus
Computer Programmer
3-Dec-1924 17-Mar-2007 Inventor of BNF, led FORTRAN team
Kevin Bacon
Actor
8-Jul-1958   Everybody cut Footloose
Phil Baker
Radio Personality
26-Aug-1896 30-Nov-1963 Host of Take It or Leave It, 1941-47
George Bancroft
Actor
30-Sep-1882 2-Oct-1956 Thunderbolt
Earl Banks
Football
11-Jun-1924 11-Mar-1993 Morgan State Head Coach, 1960-73
George Barbier
Actor
19-Nov-1864 19-Jul-1945 Life Begins at Forty
Albert C. Barnes
Curator
2-Jan-1872 24-Jul-1951 Barnes Foundation
Ritchie Barrett
Musician
?   R&B writer, performer and producer
Chuck Barris
Game Show Host
3-Jun-1929   Host of The Gong Show
Ethel Barrymore
Actor
15-Aug-1879 18-Jun-1959 None But the Lonely Heart
John Barrymore
Actor
15-Feb-1882 29-May-1942 Romeo and Juliet
Lionel Barrymore
Actor
28-Apr-1878 15-Nov-1954 Young Dr. Kildare
Donald Barthelme
Author
7-Apr-1931 23-Jul-1989 Come Back, Dr. Caligari
Toni Basil
Singer
22-Sep-1943   Mickey
James M. Beck
Politician
9-Jul-1861 12-Apr-1936 US Solicitor General, 1921-25
Bert Bell
Football
25-Feb-1895 11-Oct-1959 NFL Commissioner, 1946-59
Lyle Bettger
Actor
13-Feb-1915 24-Sep-2003 The Greatest Show on Earth
Abner Biberman
Actor
1-Apr-1909 20-Jun-1977 Knock on Wood
Anthony J. Drexel Biddle, Jr.
Diplomat
17-Dec-1897 13-Nov-1961 Ambassador to governments in exile
Nicholas Biddle
Business
8-Jan-1786 27-Feb-1844 Second Bank of the United States
Stanley Bing
Columnist
20-May-1951   Columnist for Fortune
Edward Binns
Actor
12-Sep-1916 4-Dec-1990 12 Angry Men
James R. Birle
Business
25-Jan-1936   Former Partner, Blackstone Group
Marie Blake
Actor
21-Aug-1895 14-Jan-1978 Grandmama on The Addams Family
Marc Blitzstein
Composer
2-Mar-1905 22-Jan-1964 The Cradle Will Rock
Susan Block
Talk Show Host
10-Jun-1955   Sexpert
George Henry Boker
Playwright
6-Oct-1823 2-Jan-1890 Francesca da Rimini
Rudy Bond
Actor
1-Oct-1912 29-Mar-1982 A Streetcar Named Desire
Edwin G. Boring
Psychologist
23-Oct-1886 1-Jul-1968 A History of Experimental Psychology
Robert Borski
Politician
20-Oct-1948   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1983-2003
Amar Bose
Inventor
2-Nov-1929   Inventor of Bose speakers
Ben Bova
Author
28-Nov-1932   Science fiction writer
Peter Boyle
Actor
18-Oct-1935 12-Dec-2006 Young Frankenstein
Ed Bradley
Journalist
22-Jun-1941 9-Nov-2006 60 Minutes
Robert Brady
Politician
7-Apr-1945   Congressman, Pennsylvania 1st
El Brendel
Actor
25-Mar-1890 9-Apr-1964 Former vaudevillian, Wings
David Brenner
Comic
4-Feb-1945   Guest on Tonight Show 158 times
Helen Broderick
Actor
11-Aug-1891 25-Sep-1959 Top Hat
Richard Brooks
Film Director
18-May-1912 11-Mar-1992 In Cold Blood
Charles Brockden Brown
Novelist
17-Jan-1771 22-Feb-1810 First American novelist, Wieland
Rosellen Brown
Author
12-May-1939   Before and After
Kobe Bryant
Basketball
23-Aug-1978   Embattled Los Angeles Lakers star
Michael Buffer
Sports Figure
2-Nov-1944   Let's get ready to rumble!
Ed Bullins
Playwright
2-Jul-1935   In the Wine Time
William C. Bullitt
Diplomat
25-Jan-1891 15-Feb-1967 US Ambassador to the USSR, 1933-36
Charles E. Bunch
Business
c. 1949   CEO of PPG Industries
Solomon Burke
Singer/Songwriter
21-Mar-1936 10-Oct-2010 Self-styled King of Rock and Soul
Addie J. Butler
Religion
1946   Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Samuel Byck
Assassin
30-Jan-1930 22-Feb-1974 Unsuccessful Nixon assassin
William T. Cahill
Politician
25-Jun-1912 1-Jul-1996 Governor of New Jersey, 1970-74
Michael Callan
Actor
22-Nov-1935   Husband on Occasional Wife
Roy Campanella
Baseball
19-Nov-1921 26-Jun-1993 National League MVP 1951, 1953, and 1955
Tony Campolo
Religion
25-Feb-1935   Red-Letter Christian sociologist
Gia Carangi
Model
29-Jan-1960 18-Nov-1986 Troubled supermodel, died from AIDS
Henry C. Carey
Economist
15-Dec-1793 13-Oct-1879 The Principles of Social Science
Leonard Carmichael
Educator
9-Nov-1898 16-Sep-1973 Smithsonian Chief, 1953-64
Adam Carolla
Radio Personality
27-May-1964   Loveline, The Man Show
Philip Casnoff
Actor
3-Aug-1949   Dr. Robert Jackson on Strong Medicine
Cassidy
Rapper
1983   "Da Problem"
Wilt Chamberlain
Basketball
21-Aug-1936 12-Oct-1999 Wilt the Stilt
Whittaker Chambers
Author
1-Apr-1901 9-Jul-1961 Accuser of Alger Hiss
Noam Chomsky
Linguist
7-Dec-1928   Linguist, dissident intellectual
Dennis Christopher
Actor
2-Dec-1955   It
Joseph Sill Clark
Politician
21-Oct-1901 21-Jan-1990 US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1956-69
Mae Clarke
Actor
16-Aug-1910 29-Apr-1992 Waterloo Bridge
Stanley Clarke
Jazz Musician
30-Jun-1951   Jazz fusion bassist
Imogene Coca
Actor
18-Nov-1908 2-Jun-2001 Your Show of Shows
Lauren Cohan
Actor
30-Nov-1982   Maggie Greene on The Walking Dead
William T. Coleman, Jr.
Government
7-Jul-1920   US Secretary of Transportation, 1975-77
Pete Conrad
Astronaut
2-Jun-1930 8-Jul-1999 Apollo 12 mission commander, 3rd on moon
Merrill Cook
Politician
6-May-1946   Congressman from Utah, 1997-2001
Nathan Cook
Actor
9-Apr-1950 11-Jun-1988 Billy Griffin on Hotel
Bradley Cooper
Actor
5-Jan-1975   Will Tippin on Alias
Edward Drinker Cope
Paleontologist
28-Jul-1840 12-Apr-1897 Potential holotype for Homo Sapiens
Tom Corbett
Politician
17-Jun-1949   Governor of Pennsylvania
Bill Cosby
Comic
12-Jul-1937   Comedy fixture, pudding industry shill
F. Albert Cotton
Chemist
9-Apr-1930 20-Feb-2007 Metal-metal bonds
David Crane
Film/TV Producer
10-Aug-1957   Co-Creator of Friends
Broderick Crawford
Actor
9-Dec-1911 26-Apr-1986 All the King's Men
John V. Creely
Politician
14-Nov-1839 c. 1872 Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1871-73
Laird Cregar
Actor
28-Jul-1916 9-Dec-1944 The Lodger
Jim Croce
Singer/Songwriter
10-Jan-1943 20-Sep-1973 Time in a Bottle
Robert Crumb
Cartoonist
30-Aug-1943   Weirdo, Zap Comix
Philip D. Curtin
Historian
22-May-1922 4-Jun-2009 The Atlantic Slave Trade: A Census
Karen Czarnecki
Government
?   Conservative commentator
Morton DaCosta
Theater Director
7-Mar-1914 29-Jan-1989 The Music Man
George M. Dallas
Politician
10-Jul-1792 31-Dec-1864 Vice President under James Knox Polk
Blythe Danner
Actor
3-Feb-1943   Futureworld
James Darren
Actor
8-Jun-1936   The Time Tunnel
Richard L. Daugherty
Business
18-Oct-1935   Former IBM executive
Mildred Davis
Actor
22-Feb-1901 18-Aug-1969 Silent film actress
Paige Davis
Game Show Host
15-Oct-1969   Katie Couric lookalike on Trading Spaces
Richard Harding Davis
Author
18-Apr-1864 11-Apr-1916 Yellow-era journalist
Stuart Davis
Painter
7-Dec-1892 24-Jun-1964 American cubist painter
Bruce Davison
Actor
28-Jun-1946   Harry and the Hendersons
John de Lancie
Actor
20-Mar-1948   Q on Star Trek: TNG
Richard Deacon
Actor
14-May-1921 8-Aug-1984 The Dick Van Dyke Show
Roy Del Ruth
Film Director
18-Oct-1893 27-Apr-1961 The Phantom of the Rue Morgue
Kim Delaney
Actor
29-Nov-1961   Det. Diane Russell on NYPD Blue
Kat Dennings
Actor
13-Jun-1986   Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Joe DeRita
Actor
12-Jul-1909 3-Jul-1993 The Three Stooges
Kate DiCamillo
Author
25-Mar-1964   The Tale of Despereaux
Walter Diemer
Business
8-Jan-1905 8-Jan-1998 Invented bubble gum
DJ AM
Disc Jockey
30-Mar-1973 28-Aug-2009 New York Club DJ
John Doman
Actor
9-Jan-1945   Ad exec turned prolific character actor
Ignatius Donnelly
Author
3-Nov-1831 1-Jan-1901 Atlantis, the Antediluvian World
Gail Ann Dorsey
Bassist
20-Nov-1962   Bowie bassist and solo artist
Paul Douglas
Actor
11-Apr-1907 11-Sep-1959 Angels in the Outfield
Gary Dourdan
Actor
11-Dec-1966   Warrick Brown on CSI
John E. du Pont
Criminal
22-Nov-1938 9-Dec-2010 Lunatic, murdered wrestler David Schultz
Ja'net DuBois
Actor
5-Aug-1945   Willona Woods on Good Times
Lois Duncan
Author
28-Apr-1934   I Know What You Did Last Summer
Angelo Dundee
Boxing
30-Aug-1921 1-Feb-2012 Always in Muhammad Ali's corner
Thomas Eakins
Painter
25-Jul-1844 25-Jun-1916 Realist painter, The Gross Clinic
Michelle Easton
Government
12-Aug-1950   Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute
John Presper Eckert
Computer Programmer
9-Apr-1919 3-Jun-1995 ENIAC, BINAC, and UNIVAC I computers
Bob Edgar
Politician
29-May-1943 23-Apr-2013 Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1974-87
Paul R. Ehrlich
Scientist
29-May-1932   The Population Bomb
Ira Einhorn
Activist
15-May-1940   Earth Day founder turned killer
Anthony Eisley
Actor
19-Jan-1925 20-Jan-2003 Tracy Steele on Hawaiian Eye
Jon Entine
Author
30-Apr-1952   Taboo
Werner Erhard
Religion
5-Sep-1935   Erhard Seminar Training ("est")
William T. Esrey
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Sprint, 1988-2003
Kevin Eubanks
Jazz Musician
15-Nov-1957   Bandleader on The Tonight Show
Eve
Rapper
10-Nov-1978   Paw-tattooed rapper
Fabian
Singer
6-Feb-1943   50s teen idol, Turn Me Loose
Robert Fagles
Translator
11-Sep-1933 26-Mar-2008 Translator of Greek literature
Chaka Fattah
Politician
21-Nov-1956   Congressman, Pennsylvania 2nd
Douglas Feith
Government
16-Jul-1953   Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, 2001-05
Norman Fell
Actor
24-Mar-1924 14-Dec-1998 Mr. Roper on Three's Company
Fred F. Fielding
Attorney
21-Mar-1939   White House Counsel to Reagan, GWB
Larry Fine
Actor
5-Oct-1902 24-Jan-1975 Larry on The Three Stooges
Linda Fiorentino
Actor
9-Mar-1958   Dogma, Jade
Eddie Fisher
Singer
10-Aug-1928 22-Sep-2010 Crooner, top RCA/Victor vocalist
Jon Fishman
Drummer
19-Feb-1965   Drummer for Phish
Mike Fitzpatrick
Politician
28-Jun-1963   Congressman, Pennsylvania 8th
William A. Fletcher
Judge
6-Jun-1945   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Edwin Forrest
Actor
9-Mar-1806 12-Dec-1872 19th. c. American actor
Shirley Franklin
Politician
10-May-1945   Mayor of Atlanta, 2002-10
Charles Fuller
Playwright
5-Mar-1939   A Soldier's Play
Martin Gabel
Actor
19-Jun-1912 22-May-1986 The First Deadly Sin
Janet Gaynor
Actor
6-Oct-1906 14-Sep-1984 A Star Is Born
Eddie George
Football
24-Sep-1973   Dallas Cowboys RB
Henry George
Economist
2-Sep-1839 29-Oct-1897 Progress and Poverty
Richard Gere
Actor
31-Aug-1949   American Gigolo
Stan Getz
Jazz Musician
2-Feb-1927 6-Jun-1991 Jazz tenor saxophonist
John H. Gibbon, Jr.
Doctor
29-Sep-1903 5-Feb-1973 Open-heart surgery
Sheldon G. Gilgore
Business
13-Feb-1932 12-Feb-2010 CEO of Searle, 1986-95
Todd Glass
Comic
1964   Vintage Todd Glass and Other Crap
Jim Goad
Author
12-Jun-1961   ANSWER Me!
Tom Gola
Basketball
13-Jan-1933   NBA Hall of Famer
Lee Goldman
Doctor
6-Jan-1948   Goldman Index for cardiac risk
E. Urner Goodman
Administrator
15-May-1891 13-Mar-1980 Cofounder, Order of the Arrow
Oscar Goodman
Politician
26-Jun-1939   Mayor of Las Vegas
Kermit Gordon
Economist
1916 1976 Council of Economic Advisers, 1961-62
William T. Granahan
Politician
26-Jul-1895 25-May-1956 Congressman from Pennsylvania
Gogi Grant
Singer
20-Sep-1924   The Wayward Wind
Seth Green
Actor
8-Feb-1974   Dr. Evil's son Scott
Steven J. Green
Business
17-Jul-1945   US Ambassador to Singapore, 1998-2001
William J. Green III
Politician
24-Jun-1938   Mayor of Philadelphia, 1980-84
William J. Green, Jr.
Politician
5-Mar-1910 21-Dec-1963 Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1949-63
Charlotte Greenwood
Actor
25-Jun-1890 28-Dec-1977 Aunt Eller in Oklahoma!
James Greenwood
Politician
4-May-1951   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1993-2005
Roger L. Gregory
Judge
17-Jul-1953   4th Circuit Court of Appeals
Morgan Griffith
Politician
15-Mar-1958   Congressman, Virginia 9th
John Gruber
Blogger
1973   Daring Fireball
Jack Grubman
Business
8-Oct-1953   Shady-dealings securities analyst
Daniel Guggenheim
Business
9-Jul-1856 28-Sep-1930 Mining magnate
Alexander Haig
Government
2-Dec-1924 20-Feb-2010 US Secretary of State, 1981-82
Grayson Hall
Actor
18-Sep-1922 7-Aug-1985 The Night of the Iguana
Veronica Hamel
Actor
20-Nov-1943   Joyce Davenport on Hill Street Blues
Helene Hanff
Author
15-Apr-1916 9-Apr-1997 84, Charing Cross Road
George J. Harad
Business
24-Apr-1944   CEO of Boise Cascade, 1995-2004
Robert Hare
Chemist
17-Jan-1781 15-May-1858 Hydrostatic blow-pipe and spiritoscope
Marvin Harrison
Football
25-Aug-1972   Indianapolis Colts WR
Kevin Hart
Comic
6-Jul-1978   Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain
Rodney Harvey
Actor
31-Jul-1967 11-Apr-1998 Sodapop Curtis on The Outsiders
Sherman Hemsley
Actor
1-Feb-1938 24-Jul-2012 George Jefferson on The Jeffersons
Emmaline Henry
Actor
1-Nov-1928 8-Oct-1979 Amanda Bellows on I Dream of Jeannie
Joseph Hergesheimer
Novelist
15-Feb-1880 25-Apr-1954 Tol'Able David
Marshall Herskovitz
Film/TV Producer
23-Feb-1952   Executive Producer, thirtysomething
Marc Lamont Hill
Educator
17-Dec-1978   Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life
Joseph Hoeffel
Politician
3-Sep-1950   Congressman from Pensylvania, 1999-2005
Billie Holiday
Singer
7-Apr-1915 17-Jul-1959 Lady Sings the Blues
Kevin Hooks
Film Director
19-Sep-1958   Passenger 57
Francis Hopkinson
Author
2-Oct-1737 9-May-1791 The Ballad of the Kegs
Phyllis Hyman
Singer
6-Jul-1949 30-Jun-1995 Goddess of Love
Trina Schart Hyman
Artist
8-Apr-1939 19-Nov-2004 Children's book illustrator
Mark Indelicato
Actor
16-Jul-1994   Justin Suarez on Ugly Betty
Herbert E. Ives
Physicist
21-Jul-1882 13-Nov-1953 Facsimile machine
Michael J. Jackson
Business
1949   CEO of AutoNation
Ms. Jade
Rapper
3-Aug-1979   She's a Gangsta
Judith Jamison
Dancer
10-May-1943   Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
Anna T. Jeanes
Philanthropist
7-Apr-1822 24-Sep-1907 Negro Rural School Fund
DJ Jazzy Jeff
Disc Jockey
22-Jan-1965   DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
Holman Jenkins
Columnist
c. 1960   Wall Street Journal
Joan Jett
Musician
22-Sep-1958   I Love Rock 'N Roll
Clark Johnson
Actor
10-Sep-1954   Det. Meldrick Lewis on Homicide
Edith H. Jones
Judge
7-Apr-1949   5th Circuit Court of Appeals
Henry Jones
Actor
1-Aug-1912 17-May-1999 The Bad Seed
Matthew H. Kamens
Attorney
6-Dec-1951   Of Counsel, Wolf Block
Theophilus Van Kannel
Inventor
1841 24-Dec-1919 Revolving door
Nicholas Katzenbach
Government
17-Jan-1922 8-May-2012 US Attorney General, 1965-66
Ted Kaufman
Government
15-Mar-1939   TARP oversight panel
Bil Keane
Cartoonist
5-Oct-1922 8-Nov-2011 Family Circus
William Keighley
Film Director
4-Aug-1889 24-Jun-1984 The Man Who Came to Dinner
Florence Kelley
Activist
12-Sep-1859 17-Feb-1932 Founder of National Consumers League
William D. Kelley
Government
12-Apr-1814 9-Jan-1890 Powerful 19th century Congressman
George Kelly
Playwright
16-Jan-1887 18-Jun-1974 Craig's Wife
Grace Kelly
Royalty
12-Nov-1929 14-Sep-1982 American-born Princess of Monaco
Leroy Kelly
Football
20-May-1942   Cleveland Browns, Hall of Famer
Michael Kelly
Actor
22-May-1968   Det. Crocker on Kojak revival
Walt Kelly
Cartoonist
25-Aug-1913 18-Oct-1973 Creator of Pogo
William Kemmler
Criminal
9-May-1860 6-Aug-1890 First man executed by electric chair
Elizabeth T. Kennan
Business
c. 1938   President of Mt. Holyoke College, 1978-95
Irvin Kershner
Film Director
29-Apr-1923 27-Nov-2010 The Empire Strikes Back
Sidney Kimmel
Business
c. 1927   CEO of Jones Apparel Group, 1975-2002
Alan G. Kirk
Military
30-Oct-1888 15-Oct-1963 US Navy Admiral, Ambassador to USSR
Larry Klayman
Activist
20-Jul-1951   Founder, Judicial Watch
Jack Klugman
Actor
27-Apr-1922 24-Dec-2012 The Odd Couple
Donald L. Kohn
Economist
7-Nov-1942   Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Hersh Kozlov
Attorney
15-Nov-1947   Wolf Block Schorr & Solis-Cohen
Maxine Kumin
Poet
6-Jun-1925   Up Country
Kurupt
Rapper
23-Nov-1972   Callin' Out Names
Patti LaBelle
Singer
24-May-1944   Lady Marmalade
David Landau
Actor
9-Mar-1879 20-Sep-1935 Judge Priest
Audrey Landers
Actor
18-Jul-1959   Afton Cooper on Dallas
Judy Landers
Actor
7-Oct-1958   Stewardess School
Mario Lanza
Singer
31-Jan-1921 7-Oct-1959 Voice of the Century
David Laventhol
Publisher
1933   President of Times Mirror, 1987-93
Andrew Lawrence
Actor
12-Jan-1988   Brotherly Love
Joey Lawrence
Actor
20-Apr-1976   Joey on Blossom
Raymond F. Lederer
Politician
19-May-1938 1-Dec-2008 Congressman snagged in ABSCAM
David W. Leebron
Educator
1956   President, Rice University
Morris E. Leeds
Business
6-Mar-1869 8-Feb-1952 Leeds & Northrup Co.
John F. Lehman
Politician
14-Sep-1942   9-11 Commission member
Joseph Leidy
Biologist
9-Sep-1823 30-Apr-1891 Trichinosis and dinosaurs
Charles Godfrey Leland
Poet
15-Aug-1824 20-Mar-1903 Hans Breitmann's Ballads
Richard Lester
Film Director
19-Jan-1932   A Hard Day's Night
Gerald Levert
Singer
13-Jul-1966 10-Nov-2006 Baby Hold on to Me
Jerry Levin
Business
6-May-1939   CEO of Time Warner, 2000-02
Steven Levy
Author
26-Jan-1951   Hackers
Drew Lewis
Government
3-Nov-1931   US Secretary of Transportation, 1981-83
Tom Lewis
Politician
26-Oct-1924 1-Aug-2003 Congressman from Florida, 1983-95
Ralph Linton
Anthropologist
27-Feb-1893 25-Dec-1953 The Study of Man
Kermit V. Lipez
Judge
18-Aug-1941   1st Circuit Court of Appeals
Tara Lipinski
Figure Skating
10-Jun-1982   Olympic figure skater, now pro
Lloop
Disc Jockey
?   Illbient DJ, one-third of WE™
Alain Locke
Author
13-Sep-1886 9-Jun-1954 Leader in the Harlem Renaissance
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
Singer
27-May-1971 25-Apr-2002 Member of TLC
Sidney Lumet
Film Director
25-Jun-1924 9-Apr-2011 Dog Day Afternoon
Richard W. Lyman
Educator
18-Oct-1923 27-May-2012 President of Stanford University, 1971-80
Staughton Lynd
Historian
22-Nov-1929   Intellectual Origins of American Radicalism
Jeanette MacDonald
Actor
18-Jun-1903 14-Jan-1965 The Merry Widow
Stephen Macht
Actor
1-May-1942   General Hospital
Connie Mack
Politician
29-Oct-1940   US Senator from Florida, 1989-2001
Michelle Malkin
Columnist
20-Oct-1970   Syndicated conservative columnist
Abby Mann
Screenwriter
1-Dec-1927 25-Mar-2008 Judgment at Nuremberg
Ruth A. Marcus
Columnist
1958   Washington Post columnist
Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky
Journalist
21-Jun-1942   Congresswoman from Pennsylvania, 1993-95
Mark Margolis
Actor
26-Nov-1939   The Fountain
Guy Marks
Comic
31-Oct-1922 28-Nov-1987 Nightclub comic
Hugh Marlowe
Actor
30-Jan-1911 2-May-1982 Jim Matthews on Another World
Marion Martin
Actor
7-Jun-1908 13-Aug-1985 Boom Town
John L. Mason
Inventor
1832 26-Feb-1902 Invented the screw-neck jar
Elaine May
Comic
21-Apr-1932   Wrote and directed Ishtar
Melanie Mayron
Actor
20-Oct-1952   thirtysomething
Joe McCarthy
Baseball
21-Apr-1887 13-Jan-1978 Yankees manager for 15 years
George B. McClellan
Military
3-Dec-1826 29-Oct-1885 Union Army General
Frank McCloskey
Politician
12-Jun-1939 2-Nov-2003 Congressman from Indiana, 1983-95
Robert J. McCloskey
Diplomat
25-Nov-1922 1996 US Ambassador to Greece, 1978-81
John J. McCloy
Military
31-Mar-1895 11-Mar-1989 World Bank, Warren Commission
Page McConnell
Musician
17-May-1963   Keyboardist for Phish
Paul McCrane
Actor
19-Jan-1961   Dr. Robert Romano on ER
Myra McDaniel
Attorney
13-Dec-1932 25-Feb-2010 Texas Secretary of State, 1984-87
Jack McDevitt
Novelist
14-Apr-1935   Academy Universe
Bob McDonnell
Politician
15-Jun-1954   Governor of Virginia
James P. McGranery
Government
8-Jul-1895 23-Dec-1962 US Attorney General, 1952-53
Matthew McHugh
Politician
6-Dec-1938   Congressman from New York, 1975-93
Jim McKay
Sports Journalist
24-Sep-1921 7-Jun-2008 Host of Wide World of Sports
Joseph McKenna
Judge
10-Aug-1843 21-Nov-1926 US Supreme Court Justice, 1898-1925
Margaret Mead
Anthropologist
16-Dec-1901 15-Nov-1978 Coming of Age in Samoa
Michael Medved
Critic
Oct-1948   Traditional values pundit, film critic
William M. Meredith
Government
8-Jun-1799 17-Aug-1873 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1849-50
Robert K. Merton
Sociologist
4-Jul-1910 23-Feb-2003 On the Shoulders of Giants
Nancy Meyers
Film Director
8-Dec-1949   What Women Want
Gregory Michael
Actor
30-May-1981   Kevin Archer on Dante's Cove
Paul R. Michel
Judge
3-Feb-1941   US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
David Miscavige
Religion
30-Apr-1960   Leader of the Church of Scientology
S. Weir Mitchell
Novelist
15-Feb-1829 4-Jan-1914 The Case of George Dedlow
Katherine Moennig
Actor
29-Dec-1977   The L Word
Kelly Monaco
Actor
23-May-1976   Port Charles
Earl Monroe
Basketball
21-Nov-1944   Earl the Pearl
Lee Morgan
Jazz Musician
10-Jul-1938 19-Feb-1972 The Sidewinder
Willie Mosconi
Sports Figure
27-Jun-1913 16-Sep-1993 Billiards opponent of Minnesota Fats
Patrick Murphy
Politician
19-Oct-1973   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 2007-11
Billy Murray
Singer
25-May-1877 17-Aug-1954 Top recording star of the early 1900's
Musiq
Singer
16-Sep-1977   Philly soul singer
Francis J. Myers
Politician
18-Dec-1901 5-Jul-1956 US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1945-51
Andrew Natsios
Administrator
1950   US Special Envoy to Darfur, 2006-07
A. Edward Newton
Author
1863 29-Sep-1940 A Magnificent Farce
Robert Nix, Jr.
Judge
13-Jul-1928 23-Aug-2003 Pennsylvania Chief Justice, 1984-96
Edward Norris
Actor
10-Mar-1911 18-Dec-2002 They Won't Forget
Michael Nutter
Politician
29-Jun-1957   Mayor of Philadelphia
Glenn Nye
Politician
9-Sep-1974   Congressman from Virginia, 2009-11
Jim O'Brien
Basketball
11-Feb-1952   Head Coach of Indiana Pacers, 2007-11
David M. O'Connell
Educator
21-Apr-1955   President, Catholic University of America
John Cardinal O'Connor
Religion
15-Jan-1920 3-May-2000 Archbishop of New York, 1984-2000
Jack O'Halloran
Actor
8-Apr-1943   Non in Superman
Clifford Odets
Playwright
18-Jul-1906 14-Aug-1963 Sweet Smell of Success
Frank Orth
Actor
21-Feb-1880 17-Mar-1962 Insp. Faraday on Boston Blackie
Cheri Oteri
Actor
19-Sep-1962   Saturday Night Live
Stuart Pankin
Actor
8-Apr-1946   Arachnophobia
Maxfield Parrish
Artist
25-Jul-1870 10-Mar-1966 American book and magazine illustrator
Gregory J. Parseghian
Business
c. 1961   Briefly CEO of Freddie Mac, 2003
Amy Wynn Pastor
TV Personality
9-May-1976   Carpenter on Trading Spaces
Scott Patterson
Actor
11-Sep-1958   Luke Danes on Gilmore Girls
Norman Pearlstine
Journalist
4-Oct-1942   Former Time Inc. Editor in Chief
Holly Robinson Peete
Actor
18-Sep-1964   For Your Love
Teddy Pendergrass
Singer/Songwriter
26-Mar-1950 13-Jan-2010 Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
Arthur Penn
Film Director
27-Sep-1922 28-Sep-2010 Bonnie and Clyde
Boies Penrose
Politician
1-Nov-1860 31-Dec-1921 US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1897-1921
George W. Pepper
Politician
16-Mar-1867 24-May-1961 US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1922-27
Philip Syng Physick
Doctor
7-Jul-1768 15-Dec-1837 Father of American surgery
Robert Picardo
Actor
27-Oct-1953   Holographic doctor on Star Trek: Voyager
Lionel Pincus
Business
2-Mar-1931 10-Oct-2009 Co-Founder, Warburg Pincus
Jon Polito
Actor
29-Dec-1950   Johnny Caspar in Miller's Crossing
Robert Prosky
Actor
13-Dec-1930 8-Dec-2008 Pat Chase on Veronica's Closet
Charles B. Purvis
Doctor
14-Apr-1842 14-Dec-1929 Pioneering African-American physician
John M. Quain
Attorney
1954   Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Frank Quattrone
Business
14-Oct-1955   The Prince of Silicon Valley
Joe Queenan
Author
3-Nov-1950   Closing Time
Eddie Quillan
Actor
31-Mar-1907 19-Jul-1990 In 20 short films by Mack Sennett
Anna Quindlen
Columnist
8-Jul-1953   NYT columnist, later novelist
J. C. Quinn
Actor
30-Nov-1940 10-Feb-2004 The Abyss
Jack Ramsay
Basketball
21-Feb-1925   Longtime NBA Coach
Samuel Jackson Randall
Politician
10-Oct-1828 13-Apr-1890 Speaker of the US House, 1876-81
Sue Randall
Actor
8-Oct-1935 26-Oct-1984 Leave It to Beaver
John Rauch
Football
20-Aug-1927 10-Jun-2008 Raiders Head Coach, 1966-68
Man Ray
Photographer
27-Aug-1890 18-Nov-1976 Dadaist photographer
James Rebhorn
Actor
1-Sep-1948   Independence Day
Peter Mark Richman
Actor
16-Apr-1927   Nick Cain on Cain's Hundred
Alice Rivlin
Economist
4-Mar-1931   Founding director, Congressional Budget Office
Frank Rizzo
Politician
23-Oct-1920 16-Jul-1991 Mayor of Philadelphia, 1972-80
Brian Roberts
Business
28-Jun-1959   CEO of Comcast
Owen J. Roberts
Judge
2-May-1875 17-May-1955 US Supreme Court Justice, 1930-45
Judith Rodin
Educator
9-Sep-1944   President of UPenn, 1994-2004
William Barton Rogers
Educator
7-Dec-1804 30-May-1882 Founder, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tom Rooney
Politician
21-Nov-1970   Congressman, Florida 16th
Amber Rose
Model
21-Oct-1983   Engaged to Wiz Khalifa
Betsy Ross
Business
1-Jan-1752 30-Jan-1836 Legendary American flagmaker
Barnett R. Rubin
Educator
c. 1950   The Fragmentation of Afghanistan
Vera Rubin
Astronomer
23-Jul-1928   Structure of galaxies
Herbert Rudley
Actor
22-Mar-1910 9-Sep-2006 Herb Hubbard on The Mothers-in-Law
Michael Rumaker
Author
5-Mar-1932   Beat author, The Butterfly
Todd Rundgren
Musician
22-Jun-1948   Wants to bang the drum all day
Richard Rush
Diplomat
29-Aug-1780 30-Jul-1859 Negotiated the Rush-Bagot Agreement
Thomas J. Ryan
Business
3-Nov-1924 23-Sep-2009 CEO of ISU International
Bobby Rydell
Singer
26-Apr-1942   60s teen idol, Wild One
Bob Saget
Comic
17-May-1956   America's Funniest Home Videos
Harvey Saligman
Business
c. 1939   Former CEO of INTERCO
Santigold
Singer
25-Sep-1976   L.E.S. Artistes
Herbert Sargent
Screenwriter
15-Jul-1923 6-May-2005 SNL writer
Hal Saunders
Government
27-Dec-1930   Asst. Secy. of State for the Near East, 1978-81
Ellery Schempp
Activist
1940   Abington School District v. Schempp
Terri Schiavo
Victim
3-Dec-1963 31-Mar-2005 Human vegetable, 1990-2005
Richard T. Schulze
Politician
7-Aug-1929   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1975-93
Barry F. Schwartz
Business
1949   CEO of M&F Worldwide
Stephen A. Schwarzman
Business
14-Feb-1947   Co-Founder, Blackstone Group
Bill Scott
Actor
2-Aug-1920 29-Nov-1985 Voice of Bullwinkle Moose, Dudley Do-Right
Jill Scott
Singer
4-Apr-1972   R&B "Neo Soul" singer
Susan Seidelman
Film Director
11-Dec-1952   Desperately Seeking Susan
M. Rust Sharp
Attorney
27-Jan-1941   Clark, Ladner, Fortenbaugh & Young
K. Barry Sharpless
Chemist
28-Apr-1941   Chiral catalysts
Charles Sheeler
Painter
16-Jul-1883 7-May-1965 American modernist painter, precisionist
Jack Sholder
Film Director
8-Jun-1945   The Hidden
Beanie Sigel
Rapper
6-Mar-1974   Rapper, Protege of Jay-Z
Penny Singleton
Actor
15-Sep-1908 12-Nov-2003 Blondie
Dolores K. Sloviter
Judge
5-Sep-1932   3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
Charles Ferguson Smith
Military
24-Apr-1807 25-Apr-1862 Union Army General, died after Shiloh
Jessie Willcox Smith
Artist
6-Sep-1863 3-May-1935 The Water-Babies illustrator
Will Smith
Actor
25-Sep-1968   Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Annie Sprinkle
Pornstar
23-Jul-1954   Pornstar turned performance artist
Nancy Spungen
Victim
27-Feb-1958 12-Oct-1978 Sid Vicious's girlfriend
Mathew St. Patrick
Actor
17-Mar-1968   Keith Charles on Six Feet Under
Kia Steave-Dickerson
TV Personality
c. 1970   Interior decorator on Trading Spaces
Parker Stevenson
Actor
4-Jun-1952   The Hardy Boys Mysteries
Richard Stites
Historian
2-Dec-1931 7-Mar-2010 The Women's Liberation Movement in Russia
I. F. Stone
Journalist
24-Dec-1907 17-Jul-1989 I. F. Stone's Weekly
George Strawbridge, Jr.
Business
10-Oct-1937   Campbell Soup scion
Jacqueline Susann
Novelist
20-Aug-1918 21-Sep-1974 Valley of the Dolls
H. Patrick Swygert
Educator
17-Mar-1943   President of Howard University, 1995-2008
Holland Taylor
Actor
14-Jan-1943   The Naked Truth
Joseph H. Taylor, Jr.
Astronomer
24-Mar-1941   Co-Discovered first binary pulsar
Teller
Magician
14-Feb-1948   The nonspeaking half of Penn and Teller
Howard M. Temin
Scientist
10-Dec-1934 9-Feb-1994 Tumor viruses and host genetics
Peter Terpeluk, Jr.
Diplomat
18-Feb-1948 23-Aug-2011 US Ambassador to Luxembourg, 2002-05
Tammi Terrell
Singer
29-Apr-1945 16-Mar-1970 Singing partner with Marvin Gaye
Bill Tilden
Tennis
10-Feb-1893 5-Jun-1953 Winner of 21 Grand Slam titles
Paul F. Tompkins
Comic
12-Sep-1968   Mr. Show
C. Delores Tucker
Activist
4-Oct-1927 12-Oct-2005 National Congress of Black Women
David Tudor
Pianist
20-Jan-1926 13-Aug-1996 Avant-garde concert pianist
William S. Vare
Politician
24-Dec-1867 7-Aug-1934 Philadelphia political boss
Robert Venturi
Architect
25-Jun-1925   Postmodernist architect
Tom Verica
Actor
13-May-1964   Jack Pryor on American Dreams
Andrew von Eschenbach
Government
30-Oct-1941   FDA Commissioner, 2005-09
Nancy Walker
Actor
10-May-1922 25-Mar-1992 Rhoda's mother
Rasheed Wallace
Basketball
17-Sep-1974   Boston Celtics forward
Crystal Waters
Singer
10-Oct-1964   Gypsy Woman
Charlotte C. Weber
Business
19-Nov-1942   Campbell Soup scion
Gene Ween
Singer/Songwriter
17-Mar-1970   Ween
Andrew Weil
Author
8-Jun-1942   New age ethnopharmacologist
Paul Wendkos
Film Director
20-Sep-1922 12-Nov-2009 Gidget
Paul Westhead
Basketball
21-Feb-1939   LA Lakers coach 1979-82
William Wharton
Novelist
7-Nov-1925 29-Oct-2008 Birdy
Karen Malina White
Actor
7-Jul-1965   The Proud Family
John Whitehead
Musician
2-Jul-1948 11-May-2004 Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
Margaret Whitton
Actor
30-Nov-1950   The Secret of My Succe$s
Bob Wian
Business
15-Jun-1914 31-Mar-1992 Founder of Bob's Big Boy
Kate Douglas Wiggin
Novelist
28-Sep-1856 24-Aug-1923 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Wesley S. Williams, Jr.
Attorney
13-Nov-1942   Former Partner, Covington & Burling
Walter E. Williams
Economist
31-Mar-1936   Conservative economist
Thomas F. Wilson
Actor
15-Apr-1959   Biff Tannen in Back to the Future
Owen Wister
Author
14-Jul-1860 21-Jul-1938 The Virginian
Frank Wolf
Politician
30-Jan-1939   Congressman, Virginia 10th
Alan Wolfe
Author
10-Jun-1942   The Future of Liberalism
Sam Wood
Film Director
10-Jul-1883 22-Sep-1949 Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Jeremiah Wright
Religion
22-Sep-1941   Trinity United Church of Christ
William Wrigley, Jr.
Business
30-Sep-1861 26-Jan-1932 Chewing gum magnate
Albert Wynn
Politician
10-Sep-1951   Congressman, Maryland 4th
Ed Wynn
Actor
9-Nov-1886 19-Jun-1966 Requiem for a Heavyweight
Vincent Young
Actor
4-Jun-1965   Noah Hunter on Beverly Hills, 90210
Mark G. Yudof
Educator
30-Oct-1944   President of the University of California
Warren Zimmermann
Diplomat
16-Nov-1934 2-Feb-2004 US Ambassador to Yugoslavia, 1989-92

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Adler
Politician
23-Aug-1959 4-Apr-2011 Congressman from New Jersey, 2009-11
Ira Allen
Military
21-Apr-1751 4-Jan-1814 Founder of the University of Vermont
Richard Allen
Religion
14-Feb-1760 26-Mar-1831 Founder, African Episcopal Methodist Church
Paul Arizin
Basketball
9-Mar-1928 12-Dec-2006 Philadelphia Warriors
George Frederick Baer
Business
26-Sep-1842 26-Apr-1914 Social Darwinist railroad baron
Pearl Bailey
Singer
29-Mar-1918 17-Aug-1990 Appointed by Nixon as Ambassador of Love
William Bainbridge
Military
7-May-1774 27-Jul-1833 Commodore, War of 1812
Frank Baldino, Jr.
Business
13-May-1953 16-Dec-2010 Founder of Cephalon
Henry Baldwin
Judge
14-Jan-1780 21-Apr-1844 US Supreme Court Justice, 1830-44
Toni Cade Bambara
Novelist
25-Mar-1939 9-Dec-1995 Gorilla, My Love
John Bartram
Naturalist
23-Mar-1699 22-Sep-1777 Colonial botanist to King George III
Bert Bell
Football
25-Feb-1895 11-Oct-1959 NFL Commissioner, 1946-59
Nicholas Biddle
Business
8-Jan-1786 27-Feb-1844 Second Bank of the United States
James A. Bland
Songwriter
22-Oct-1854 5-Mar-1911 Carry Me Back to Old Virginny
George Henry Boker
Playwright
6-Oct-1823 2-Jan-1890 Francesca da Rimini
David F. Bradford
Economist
8-Jan-1939 22-Feb-2005 Council of Economic Advisers, 1991-93
Charles Brockden Brown
Novelist
17-Jan-1771 22-Feb-1810 First American novelist, Wieland
Pierce Butler
Politician
11-Jul-1744 15-Feb-1822 Twice US Senator from South Carolina
Smedley Butler
Military
30-Jul-1881 21-Jun-1940 Exposed the 1933 coup plot
Gia Carangi
Model
29-Jan-1960 18-Nov-1986 Troubled supermodel, died from AIDS
Henry C. Carey
Economist
15-Dec-1793 13-Oct-1879 The Principles of Social Science
Wallace Hume Carothers
Chemist
27-Apr-1896 29-Apr-1937 Inventor of Nylon
Joseph Sill Clark
Politician
21-Oct-1901 21-Jan-1990 US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1956-69
Russell H. Conwell
Educator
15-Feb-1843 6-Dec-1925 Founder, Temple University
Edward Drinker Cope
Paleontologist
28-Jul-1840 12-Apr-1897 Potential holotype for Homo Sapiens
Alexander J. Dallas
Government
21-Jun-1759 16-Jan-1817 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1814-16
George M. Dallas
Politician
10-Jul-1792 31-Dec-1864 Vice President under James Knox Polk
Joseph Dennie
Journalist
30-Aug-1768 7-Jan-1812 America's Joseph Addison
William J. Duane
Attorney
9-May-1780 27-Sep-1865 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1833
Alice Dunbar-Nelson
Author
19-Jul-1875 18-Sep-1935 Harlem Renaissance influence
Thomas Eakins
Painter
25-Jul-1844 25-Jun-1916 Realist painter, The Gross Clinic
Loren Eiseley
Anthropologist
3-Sep-1907 9-Jul-1977 The Firmament of Time
Jessie Redmon Fauset
Novelist
27-Apr-1882 30-Apr-1961 Comedy: American Style
Thomas Foglietta
Politician
3-Dec-1928 13-Nov-2004 Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1981-97
Edwin Forrest
Actor
9-Mar-1806 12-Dec-1872 19th. c. American actor
Benjamin Franklin
Diplomat
17-Jan-1706 17-Apr-1790 American founding father
Joe Frazier
Boxing
12-Jan-1944 7-Nov-2011 Smokin' Joe
Murray Friedman
Historian
15-Sep-1926 18-May-2005 Founder, Rosaline Feinstein Center
Vincent Gardenia
Actor
7-Jan-1922 9-Dec-1992 Cher's father in Moonstruck
Dave Garroway
Talk Show Host
13-Jul-1913 21-Jul-1982 Host of Today, 1952-61
Thomas S. Gates
Government
10-Apr-1906 25-Mar-1983 US Secretary of Defense, 1959-61
Clifford Geertz
Anthropologist
23-Aug-1926 30-Oct-2006 Thick Description
John H. Gibbon, Jr.
Doctor
29-Sep-1903 5-Feb-1973 Open-heart surgery
Erving Goffman
Sociologist
11-Jun-1922 19-Nov-1982 The Presentation of Self
Dexter Gordon
Jazz Musician
27-Feb-1923 25-Apr-1990 Influential bop saxophonist
William J. Green, Jr.
Politician
5-Mar-1910 21-Dec-1963 Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1949-63
Robert Cooper Grier
Judge
5-Mar-1794 25-Sep-1870 US Supreme Court Justice, 1846-70
Sarah Josepha Hale
Author
24-Oct-1788 30-Apr-1879 Editor, Godey's Lady's Book
Robert Hare
Chemist
17-Jan-1781 15-May-1858 Hydrostatic blow-pipe and spiritoscope
Frances E. W. Harper
Poet
24-Sep-1825 22-Feb-1911 Abolitionist, temperance activist
H. H. Holmes
Criminal
16-May-1860 7-May-1896 The Devil in the White City
Francis Hopkinson
Author
2-Oct-1737 9-May-1791 The Ballad of the Kegs
Mieczyslaw Horszowski
Pianist
23-Jun-1892 22-May-1993 Polish-American pianist
George Moses Horton
Poet
c. 1797 c. 1883 The Hope of Liberty
Edwin J. Houston
Inventor
9-Jul-1847 1-Mar-1914 Thomson-Houston Electric Company
Jared Ingersoll
Politician
24-Oct-1749 31-Oct-1822 Signed the US Constitution
Frederic Eugene Ives
Inventor
17-Feb-1856 27-May-1937 Halftone process
Betty James
Business
13-Feb-1918 20-Nov-2008 Slinky entrepreneur
Skip James
Musician
21-Jun-1902 3-Oct-1969 Devil Got My Woman
Maggie Kuhn
Activist
3-Aug-1905 22-Apr-1995 Organizer of the Gray Panthers
Raymond F. Lederer
Politician
19-May-1938 1-Dec-2008 Congressman snagged in ABSCAM
Joseph Leidy
Biologist
9-Sep-1823 30-Apr-1891 Trichinosis and dinosaurs
Alan G. MacDiarmid
Chemist
14-Apr-1927 7-Feb-2007 Metallic polymers
Connie Mack
Baseball
22-Dec-1862 8-Feb-1956 Manager of the Philadelphia Athletics
John Marshall
Judge
24-Sep-1755 6-Jul-1835 US Chief Justice, 1801-35
Charles Mason
Astronomer
Apr-1728 25-Oct-1786 Mason-Dixon Line
Edgar Lee Masters
Poet
23-Aug-1869 5-Mar-1950 Spoon River Anthology
George Gordon Meade
Military
31-Dec-1815 6-Nov-1872 Accomplished Union Army general
William M. Meredith
Government
8-Jun-1799 17-Aug-1873 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1849-50
Otto Meyerhof
Scientist
12-Apr-1884 6-Oct-1951 Glycogen-lactic acid cycle
S. Weir Mitchell
Novelist
15-Feb-1829 4-Jan-1914 The Case of George Dedlow
Robert Morris
Politician
31-Jan-1734 7-May-1806 Financed the Revolutionary War
Zero Mostel
Actor
28-Feb-1915 8-Sep-1977 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Francis J. Myers
Politician
18-Dec-1901 5-Jul-1956 US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1945-51
A. Edward Newton
Author
1863 29-Sep-1940 A Magnificent Farce
Robert Nix, Sr.
Politician
9-Aug-1898 22-Jun-1987 Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1958-79
Robert Nix, Jr.
Judge
13-Jul-1928 23-Aug-2003 Pennsylvania Chief Justice, 1984-96
Eugene Ormandy
Conductor
18-Nov-1899 12-Mar-1985 Music Director, Philadelphia Orchestra, 1938-80
Charles Willson Peale
Painter
15-Feb-1741 22-Feb-1827 Early American portrait painter
Joe Penner
Radio Personality
11-Nov-1904 10-Jan-1941 Wanna buy a duck?
Philip Syng Physick
Doctor
7-Jul-1768 15-Dec-1837 Father of American surgery
Éleuthère Irénée du Pont
Business
24-Jun-1771 31-Oct-1834 Founder of DuPont
Ann Preston
Doctor
1-Dec-1813 18-Apr-1872 Woman's Medical College and Woman's Hospital
Sarah Pugh
Activist
1800 1884 Abolitionist and suffragette
Harriet Forten Purvis
Activist
1810 11-Jun-1875 African-American abolitionist
Robert Purvis
Activist
4-Aug-1810 15-Apr-1898 President of the Underground Railroad
Sue Randall
Actor
8-Oct-1935 26-Oct-1984 Leave It to Beaver
John Randolph of Roanoke
Politician
2-Jun-1773 24-May-1833 US Senator from Virginia, 1825-27
Peyton Randolph
Politician
1721 23-Oct-1775 First President of the Continental Congress
David Rittenhouse
Astronomer
8-Apr-1732 26-Jun-1796 Early Pennsylvania scientist and statesman
Frank Rizzo
Politician
23-Oct-1920 16-Jul-1991 Mayor of Philadelphia, 1972-80
Paul Robeson
Singer
9-Apr-1898 23-Jan-1976 20th Century renaissance man
Jack Rose
Guitarist
16-Feb-1971 5-Dec-2009 Pelt
Betsy Ross
Business
1-Jan-1752 30-Jan-1836 Legendary American flagmaker
Max Rudolf
Conductor
15-Jun-1902 28-Feb-1995 Director, Cincinnati Symphony, 1958-71
David Ruffin
Singer
18-Jan-1941 1-Jun-1991 The Temptations
Benjamin Rush
Politician
4-Jan-1746 19-Apr-1813 Signed Declaration of Independence
Richard Rush
Diplomat
29-Aug-1780 30-Jul-1859 Negotiated the Rush-Bagot Agreement
Milton J. Shapp
Politician
25-Jun-1912 24-Nov-1994 Governor of Pennsylvania, 1971-79
Jerome J. Shestack
Attorney
11-Feb-1923 18-Aug-2011 Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis
Charles Emory Smith
Journalist
18-Feb-1842 19-Jan-1908 US Postmaster General, 1898-1902
Jessie Willcox Smith
Artist
6-Sep-1863 3-May-1935 The Water-Babies illustrator
Arlen Specter
Politician
12-Feb-1930 14-Oct-2012 US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1981-2011
William Still
Activist
7-Oct-1819 14-Jul-1902 Father of the Underground Railroad
Thomas Sully
Painter
19-Jul-1783 5-Nov-1872 19th c. American portrait painter
Henry Tazewell
Politician
27-Nov-1753 24-Jan-1799 US Senator from Virginia, 1794-99
Tammi Terrell
Singer
29-Apr-1945 16-Mar-1970 Singing partner with Marvin Gaye
Marvin Wachman
Educator
24-Mar-1917 22-Dec-2007 Temple University President, 1973-83
Bushrod Washington
Judge
5-Jun-1762 26-Nov-1829 US Supreme Court Justice, 1799-1829
George Henry White
Politician
18-Dec-1852 28-Dec-1918 Congressman from North Carolina, 1897-1901
John Whitehead
Musician
2-Jul-1948 11-May-2004 Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
John Wyeth
Business
1841 30-Mar-1907 Founder of Wyeth
Solomon Zeitlin
Historian
28-May-1886 28-Dec-1976 Dead Sea Scrolls debunker



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