Today in San Diego History

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 53 of 53

1542-09-28 - Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay
1769-07-16 - Father Junipero Serra founds Mission San Diego, 1st mission in Calif
1897-03-13 - San Diego State University is founded.
1910-11-10 - The date of Thomas A. Davis' opening of the San Diego Army and Navy Academy, though the official founding date is November 23, 1910.
1911-01-10 - 1st photo in US taken from an airplane, San Diego
1911-01-26 - Glenn Curtiss pilots 1st successful hydroplane, San Diego
1911-02-17 - 1st hydroplane flight to & from a ship (Glenn Curtiss, San Diego)
1913-11-18 - Lincoln Deachey performs 1st airplane loop-the-loop (San Diego)
1916-10-02 - San Diego Zoo founded
1923-05-03 - 1st nonstop transcontinental flight (NY-San Diego) completed
1928-03-27 - KGB-AM in San Diego CA begins radio transmissions
1949-03-16 - KFMB TV channel 8 in San Diego, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953-04-19 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open
1953-06-29 - XETV TV channel 6 in Tijuana-San Diego, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
1953-09-09 - KGTV TV channel 10 in San Diego, CA (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1960-07-12 - XEWT TV channel 12 in Tijuana-San Diego, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
1961-02-10 - AFL's LA Chargers move to San Diego
1961-12-24 - Houston Oilers beat San Diego Chargers 10-3 in AFL championship game
1962-09-30 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open
1963-01-05 - San Diego beats Boston 51-10 in AFL championship game
1964-01-05 - San Diego Chargers win AFL-championship
1964-12-26 - Buffalo Bills beat San Diego Chargers 20-7 in AFL championship game
1965-11-14 - KCST TV channel 39 in San Diego, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1965-12-26 - Buffalo Bills beat San Diego Chargers 23-0 in AFL championship game
1967-06-25 - KPBS TV channel 15 in San Diego, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967-12-13 - San Diego, CA records snow at a zero elevation after temperatures plunge 19 degrees (F) in eight hours.
1968-04-05 - Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego opens
1968-09-28 - Atlanta Chiefs beat San Diego Toros 3-0 for NASL championship
1970-09-26 - The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego County, California, burning 175,425 acres (710 km²).
1972-09-18 - 1st black NL umpire (Art Williams-Los Angeles vs San Diego)
1973-09-26 - Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors
1975-04-15 - 1st appearance of San Diego Chicken
1978-07-11 - 49th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-3 at San Diego Stadium
1978-09-25 - PSA Boeing 727 & a Cessna private plane collide by San Diego, 144 die
1979-06-29 - San Diego Chicken reborn at Jack Murphy Stadium
1982-01-02 - San Diego Chargers beat Miami Dolphins, 41-38 in 13:52 of OT
1982-02-02 - San Diego beats Miami 41-38 in OT after blowing a 24-0 lead
1982-03-15 - KGB-AM in San Diego CA changes call letters to KCNN (now KPOP)
1988-01-31 - Super Bowl XXII: Wash Redskins beat Denver Broncos, 42-10 in San Diego Super Bowl MVP: Doug Williams, Washington, QB
1988-04-10 - Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA San Diego Inamori Golf Classic
Comedienne and Actress Roseanne BarrComedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr 1990-07-25 - Roseanne Barr sings National Anthem at Cincinnati Reds-San Diego Padres game
1990-09-03 - Helen Hudson sings national anthem in 26th park of year (San Diego)
1991-05-23 - San Diego Sockers win 4th consecutive Major Soccer League championship
1991-09-14 - Freshman Marshall Faulk of San Diego State rushed for NCAA record
1991-11-30 - San Diego State's Marshall Faulk is 1st freshman to capture national rushing & scoring titles
1992-05-09 - America Cup finals begin in San Diego
1994-02-05 - "Where On Earth Is Carmen San Diego," debuts on Fox TV
1995-01-15 - San Diego Chargers beat Pitt Steelers 17-13 for AFC championship
1995-01-29 - Super Bowl XXIX: SF 49ers beat San Diego Chargers, 49-26 in Miami, MVP: Steve Young, San Francisco, QB
1995-02-13 - Howard Stern radio show premieres in San Diego CA on KIOZ 105.3 FM
1995-06-03 - Expos pitcher Pedro Martinez perfect game is broken up in 10th inning as San Diego's Bip Roberts leads off with a double, Mont wins 1-0
1997-05-01 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in San Diego CA on KIOZ 105.3 FM
2003-10-26 - The Cedar Fire, the second-largest fire in California history, kills 15 people, consumes 250,000 acres (1,000 km²), and destroys 2,200 homes around San Diego.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 78 of 78

1890-07-25 - Tom O'Brien, San Diego CA, actor (Physical Evidence)
1918-05-19 - Florence Chadwick, San Diego, swimmer (1st to swim English Channel both ways), (d. 1995)
1920-10-27 - Nanette Fabray, San Diego California, actress (Katherine-One Day at a Time)
1930-07-21 - Gene Alec Littler, San Diego CA, PGA golfer (1961 US Open)
1931-01-05 - Robert Duvall, San Diego California, actor (Great Santini, Taxi Driver)
1935-02-14 - [Mary] Mickey Wright, San Diego California, LPGA golfer (4 times LPGA champ)
Swimmer Florence ChadwickSwimmer Florence Chadwick (1918-05-19) 1936-10-20 - Larry Mowry, San Diego CA, PGA golfer (1987 Crestar Pepsi Senior)
1937-01-15 - Margaret O'Brien, San Diego, actress (Jane Eyre, Meet Me in St Louis)
1939-09-05 - John Stewart, San Diego Ca, rocker (Kingston Trio-Fire in the Wind)
1943-08-04 - Michael J McCulley, San Diego California, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS-34)
1944-12-04 - Chris Hillman, San Diego Caliafornia, singer (Byrds-Turn Turn Turn)
1946-07-14 - Maureen O'Connor, Mayor (San Diego)
1946-09-04 - Gary Duncan, [Grubb], San Diego Ca, rock guitarist (Quicksilver)
1946-09-04 - Greg Elmore, San Diego Ca, rock drummer (Quicksilver)
1947-08-27 - Ed Herrmann, San Diego, CA, MLB catcher (White Sox), (d. 2013)
1947-11-19 - Bob Boone, San Diego, baseball player and manager (Phillies, Angels)
1948-09-16 - Ron Blair, San Diego, California, American rock bassist (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
1948-11-21 - Lonnie Jordan, San Diego Ca, rock keyboardist/vocalist (War)
1950-06-19 - Constance Forslund, San Diego California, actress (Shining Season)
1950-06-19 - Ann Wilson, San Diego California, American musician (Heart-What About Love)
1951-11-10 - Morris Hatalsky, San Diego CA, Nike golfer (1993 NIKE White Rose-2nd)
1952-02-28 - Jennie Lynn, San Diego California, actress (Love & Marriage)
1953-06-02 - Craig Robert Stadler, San Diego CA, PGA golfer (Masters 1982)
1953-12-02 - Jay Dean Haas, St Louis MO, PGA golfer (1978 Andy Williams-San Diego)
1954-12-23 - Brian Teacher, San Diego Cal, tennis star
1955-09-17 - Scott William Simpson, San Diego CA, PGA golfer (1987 US Open)
1955-11-02 - Mark Reynolds, San Diego California, star yachter (Olymp-8th-1988, 92, 96)
1957-04-11 - John Castellanos, San Diego California, actor (John Silva-Young & Restless)
1957-09-22 - Philip Arnold Blackmar, San Diego CA, PGA golfer (1988 Provident)
1958-10-07 - Kim Morris, San Diego Ca, playmate (Mar, 1986)
1958-12-01 - Charlene Tilton, San Diego California, actress (Lucy Ewing-Dallas)
1959-12-27 - Mary Holland, San Diego California, WPVA volleyballer
1960-01-29 - Gregory Efthimos Louganis, San Diego Ca, diver (Olympic-gold-1984, 88)
1960-03-31 - Anne Howard, San Diego California, actress (Nicole Love-Another World)
1960-08-20 - Mark Langston, San Diego CA, pitcher (California Angels)
1960-09-17 - Hank Baran, San Diego California, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Won Mexican)
1961-09-18 - Sharon Barrett, San Diego, LPGA golfer (1993 Nabisco Dinah Shore-22nd)
1961-09-23 - William C McCool, San Diego California, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut
1961-12-26 - Tahnee Welch, [La Tahn Renee Welch], San Diego CA, actress (Cocoon)
1962-04-26 - Michael Damian, San Diego, singer (Rock on)/actor (Young & Restless)
1962-05-18 - Mike Whitmarsh, San Diego CA, beach volleyballer (Olympics-silver-96)
1963-10-04 - Patti Berendt, San Diego CA, LPGA golfer (1995 Star Bank Classic-24th)
1963-11-02 - Susie Scott, San Diego Ca, playmate (May, 1983)
1963-12-10 - Robin White, San Diego Cal, tennis player (US Open doubles 1988)
1963-12-18 - Lori McNeil, San Diego California, tennis star (1995 Oakland doubles)
1964-10-04 - Mark McLemore, San Diego CA, infielder (Texas Rangers)
1965-01-11 - Barbara Belding, San Diego Cal, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-17th-1994)
1967-12-05 - Ann Schirman, San Diego, WPVA volleyballer (National-17th-1994)
1970-01-15 - Dan Landry, San Diego Ca, volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics-96)
1970-03-01 - Ray Crittenden, wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Phil MickelsonGolfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Phil Mickelson (1970-06-16) 1970-06-16 - Phil Mickelson, San Diego California, PGA golfer (five-time major winner)
1970-09-25 - Kerri Kendall, San Diego Ca, playmate (Sep, 1990)
1970-11-07 - Kris[ten] Fillat, San Diego California, field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
1971-02-16 - Van Tuinei, defensive end (San Diego Chargers)
1971-09-02 - Shauna Sand, San Diego California, actress (Renegade)
1972-01-31 - Pulu Poumele, guard (San Diego Chargers)
1972-12-01 - Charlie Jones, wide reciever (San Diego Chargers)
1973-03-03 - Jim Mills, tackle (San Diego Chargers)
1973-10-10 - Mario Lopez, San Diego California, actor (A C Slater-Saved by the Bell)
1973-11-08 - Nicole Teter, San Diego California, 800m runner
1974-03-08 - Toran James, linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
1974-03-31 - James Burgess, linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
1974-04-09 - Ben Bordelon, tackle (San Diego Chargers)
1974-04-20 - Paul Bradford, cornerback (San Diego Chargers)
1974-05-29 - Kenny Bynum, running back (San Diego Chargers)
1974-06-03 - Bryan Still, wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
1974-06-26 - Jason Kendall, San Diego CA, catcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
1974-06-29 - Ted Giannous, San Diego, actor (KGB Chicken)
1975-04-25 - Jacque Jones, San Diego CA, baseball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
1975-05-26 - Travis Lee, San Diego CA, baseball 1st baseman (Olympics-bronze-96)
1975-08-31 - Raleigh Roundtree, tackle (San Diego Chargers)
1975-12-27 - Heather O'Rourke, San Diego California, actress (Happy Days, Poltergeist)
1979-06-15 - Julia Schultz, San Diego CA, playmate (Feb, 1998)
Actor & Rapper Nick CannonActor & Rapper Nick Cannon (1980-10-08) 1980-10-08 - Nick Cannon, San Diego, California, American actor and rapper (Love Don't Cost a Thing)
1981-12-21 - Frankie Abernathy, American actress, The Real World: San Diego (d. 2007)
1982-02-13 - Michael Turner, Running Back for the San Diego Chargers
1985-10-02 - Craig Davis, Wide Receiver for the San Diego Chargers
1986-09-03 - Shaun White, San Diego, California, snowboarder (Olympic gold - 2006, 2010)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 5

1999-06-05 - Baritone belter Frankie Laine (86) weds retired real estate agent Marcia Kline (61) near San Diego
2005-05-18 - Television presenter and former Miss Germany Verona Feldbusch (37) weds German entrepreneur Franjo Pooth at the San Diego Court House in San Diego, California
2010-07-02 - Miss California USA 2009 Carrie Prejean (23) weds Oakland Raiders quarterback Kyle Boller (29) in San Diego
2011-05-07 - "The Amazing Race" winners Meghan Rickey and Cheyne Whitney marry at the Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego
2012-03-08 - Former "Raising Sextuplets" star Jenny Masche weds longtime beau Levi McClendon in San Diego


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