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Portland, OR

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.portlandonline.com/

Population:
529121 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1843

County:
Clackamas County, Multnomah County, Washington County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Oregonian

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Portland Community College
1961
Portland State University
1946
Reed College
1908
University of Portland
1901
Lewis & Clark College
1867

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
World Forestry Center
1964
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
1944

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Oregon Symphony
1896

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Integra Telecom
1996
PacifiCorp
1984
Willamette Industries
1967
Precision Castparts
1949
Freightliner Trucks
1942
Fred Meyer Stores
1922
StanCorp Financial
1906
Schnitzer Steel Industries
1906
Portland General Electric
1888
Pope & Talbot
1849

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Laura Allen
Actor
21-Mar-1974   Hannah Britten on Awake
Steve Antin
Actor
19-Apr-1958   Without You I'm Nothing
Victor G. Atiyeh
Politician
20-Feb-1923   Governor of Oregon, 1979-87
Les AuCoin
Politician
21-Oct-1942   Congressman from Oregon, 1975-93
James Beard
Chef
5-May-1903 23-Jan-1985 First prominent TV chef
Earl Blumenauer
Politician
16-Aug-1948   Congressman, Oregon 3rd
Chris Botti
Jazz Musician
12-Oct-1962   Night Sessions
Bill Bowerman
Fitness Guru
19-Feb-1911 24-Dec-1999 Track coach, Co-Founder of Nike
Stephen G. Bradbury
Government
1958   Acting head, Office of Legal Counsel, 2004-09
H. W. Brands
Historian
7-Aug-1953   Prolific historian, professor at UT-Austin
John Angus Campbell
Activist
10-Mar-1942   Discovery Institute
Michelle Clunie
Actor
7-Nov-1969   Mel on Queer as Folk
Donald Cook
Actor
26-Sep-1901 1-Oct-1961 Viva Villa!
David DeCoteau
Film Director
5-Jan-1962   Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama
Chris DeWolfe
Business
1966   Co-Founder of MySpace
Ray Milton Dolby
Inventor
18-Jan-1933   Inventor of Dolby stereo
Doug Engelbart
Computer Programmer
30-Jan-1925   Pioneer of human-computer interaction
Dick Fosbury
Track and Field
6-Mar-1947   High jumper invented Fosbury Flop
Hugh J. Gallen
Politician
30-Jul-1924 29-Dec-1982 Governor of New Hampshire, 1979-82
Matt Groening
Cartoonist
15-Feb-1954   Creator of The Simpsons
Kathleen Hanna
Musician
12-Nov-1969   Riot Grrrl extraordinaire
Tonya Harding
Figure Skating
12-Nov-1969   Figure skater caused Olympic sized scandal
Joey Harrington
Football
21-Oct-1978   Atlanta Falcons QB
Bret Harrison
Actor
6-Apr-1982   Grounded for Life
Lou Harrison
Composer
14-May-1917 2-Feb-2003 Musical wayfarer
Larry Harvey
Business
1948   Executive Director, Burning Man
Byron Haskin
Film Director
22-Apr-1899 16-Apr-1984 The War of the Worlds
Margaux Hemingway
Actor
16-Feb-1955 2-Jul-1996 Troubled actress OD'd on klonopin
Donald Hodel
Government
23-May-1935   Reagan's Secretary of Energy & Interior
Rufus C. Holman
Politician
14-Oct-1877 27-Nov-1959 US Senator from Oregon, 1939-45
David E. Jeremiah
Military
25-Feb-1934   Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs, 1990-94
June Jones
Football
19-Feb-1953   Hawaii Warriors Head Coach
James William Kilgore
Criminal
11-Dec-1947   One of the Patty Hearst kidnappers
Phil Knight
Business
24-Feb-1938   Co-Founder of Nike
David M. Lawrence
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Kaiser KHFP, 1991-2002
David Lyle Mack
Diplomat
10-Jun-1940   US Ambassador to the UAE, 1986-89
John McEntire
Drummer
1970   Tortoise
Douglas McKay
Politician
24-Jun-1893 22-Jul-1959 US Secretary of the Interior, 1953-56
Ona Munson
Actor
16-Jun-1903 11-Feb-1955 Belle Watling in Gone with the Wind
Dale Murphy
Baseball
12-Mar-1956   National League MVP, 1982 and 1983
Brent Musburger
Sports Journalist
26-May-1939   Sports commentator for ABC
Barbara Niven
Actor
26-Feb-1953   Pensacola: Wings of Gold
Bob Packwood
Politician
11-Sep-1932   Oregon Senator, sexual harrasser
Linus Pauling
Chemist
28-Feb-1901 19-Aug-1994 Scientist and peacenik
Johnny Pesky
Baseball
27-Sep-1919 13-Aug-2012 Boston Red Sox
Mitch Pileggi
Actor
5-Apr-1952   Walter Skinner on The X-Files
Bill Plympton
Film Director
30-Apr-1946   I Married a Strange Person!
Jane Powell
Actor
1-Apr-1929   Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Maudie Prickett
Actor
25-Oct-1914 14-Apr-1976 Rosie on Hazel
Ahmad Rashad
Sports Journalist
19-Nov-1949   Wide Receiver turned sportscaster
Jack Reed
Activist
22-Oct-1887 19-Oct-1920 Ten Days That Shook the World
Kim Rhodes
Actor
7-Jun-1969   The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
Burton Richardson
Game Show Host
29-Sep-1949   Game show announcer
Donald A. Robert
Business
15-May-1959   CEO of Experian
John Robinson
Actor
25-Oct-1985   Elephant
Phillip J. Roth
Film Director
10-Jun-1959   Velocity Trap
Burt Rutan
Scientist
17-Jun-1943   Homebrew aircraft guru
Katee Sackhoff
Actor
8-Apr-1980   Starbuck on Battlestar Galactica
Mary F. Sammons
Business
12-Oct-1946   CEO of Rite Aid
Pat Schroeder
Politician
30-Jul-1940   Congresswoman from Colorado, 1973-97
Gordon Scott
Actor
3-Aug-1926 30-Apr-2007 Played Tarzan, 1955-60
Norton Simon
Business
5-Feb-1907 2-Jun-1993 Founder, Norton Simon Museum
Otto R. Skopil, Jr.
Judge
3-Jun-1919 18-Oct-2012 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1979-86
Harry Smith
Musicologist
29-May-1923 26-Nov-1991 Anthology of American Folk Music
Robert F. Smith
Politician
16-Jun-1931   Congressman from Oregon, 1983-99
Bob Steele
Actor
23-Jan-1907 21-Dec-1988 Trooper Duffy on F Troop
Sally Struthers
Actor
28-Jul-1948   All In The Family
Kett Turton
Actor
4-Apr-1982   Gypsy 83
Suzy Welch
Journalist
1959   HBR Editor, now wife of Jack Welch
Philip Whalen
Poet
20-Oct-1923 26-Jun-2002 Canoeing up Carbaga Creek
Ronald B. Woodard
Business
c. 1944   Former Boeing Executive

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Stew Albert
Activist
4-Dec-1939 30-Jan-2006 Founding Yippie
Lyle Alzado
Football
3-Apr-1949 14-May-1992 Steroid-using defensive lineman
Marian Anderson
Singer
27-Feb-1897 8-Apr-1993 Operatic contralto
Ernest Bloch
Composer
24-Jul-1880 15-Jul-1959 Schelomo
Jack Buetel
Actor
5-Sep-1915 27-Jun-1989 Deputy Taggert on Judge Roy Bean
Evans F. Carlson
Military
26-Feb-1896 27-May-1947 Carlson's Raiders
Stanley Fafara
Actor
20-Sep-1949 20-Sep-2003 Whitey on Leave It to Beaver
Mark Hatfield
Politician
12-Jul-1922 7-Aug-2011 US Senator from Oregon, 1967-97
Rufus C. Holman
Politician
14-Oct-1877 27-Nov-1959 US Senator from Oregon, 1939-45
Jim Jontz
Politician
18-Dec-1951 14-Apr-2007 Congressman from Indiana, 1987-93
Frank Leahy
Football
27-Aug-1908 21-Jun-1973 Longtime Notre Dame Head Coach
Tom McCall
Politician
22-Mar-1913 8-Jan-1983 Governor of Oregon, 1967-75
Connie McCready
Politician
21-Aug-1921 22-Dec-2000 Mayor of Portland Oregon, 1979-81
John H. Mitchell
Politician
22-Jun-1835 8-Dec-1905 US Senator from Oregon, 1873-1905
Mitch Mitchell
Drummer
9-Jun-1947 12-Nov-2008 Drummer for The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Wayne Morse
Politician
20-Oct-1900 22-Jul-1974 US Senator from Oregon, 1945-69
Maurine Brown Neuberger
Politician
9-Jan-1907 22-Feb-2000 US Senator from Oregon, 1960-67
Richard L. Neuberger
Politician
26-Dec-1912 9-Mar-1960 US Senator from Oregon, 1955-60
Paul L. Patterson
Politician
18-Jul-1900 31-Jan-1956 Governor of Oregon, 1952-56
Boris Sagal
Film Director
18-Oct-1917 22-May-1981 The Omega Man
Otto R. Skopil, Jr.
Judge
3-Jun-1919 18-Oct-2012 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1979-86
Wendell Wyatt
Politician
15-Jun-1917 28-Jan-2009 Congressman from Oregon, 1964-75



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