Today in Bakersfield History

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 6 of 6

1910-03-14 - Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.
1953-08-23 - KBAK TV channel 29 in Bakersfield, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953-09-26 - KERO TV channel 23 in Bakersfield, CA (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1959-11-08 - KJTV (now KGET) TV channel 17 in Bakersfield, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
1960-03-14 - 14 die in a train crash in Bakersfield Calif
1967-06-23 - Jim Ryun sets mile record (3:51.1, Bakersfield CA)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 6 of 6

1896-11-16 - Lawrence Tibbett, Bakersfield California, baritone (Metropolitan 1923-50)
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle HaggardCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard (1937-04-06) 1937-04-06 - Merle Haggard, Bakersfield California, country singer (Death Valley Days)
1953-10-09 - Hank Pfister, Bakersfield Cat, tennis star
1966-08-12 - Dean Hartgraves, Bakersfield CA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
1967-02-20 - Rebekka Lynn Armstrong, Bakersfield Ca, playmate (Sep, 1986)
1972-04-27 - Alison McKnight, Bakersfield California, 100m hurdler/heptathlete


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