Today in San Jose History

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 20 of 20

1777-01-18 - San Jose California, founded
1857-04-30 - San Jose State University forms
1905-01-02 - Elara, a satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine in San Jose, California
1955-09-12 - KNTV TV channel 11 in San Jose, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1967-10-03 - KGSC (now KICU) TV channel 36 in San Jose, CA (IND) begins
1983-10-02 - Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic
1984-09-23 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic
1985-09-08 - 7 die in a car & train crash in San Jose Calif
1985-09-22 - Val Skinner wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
1986-09-21 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
1987-09-27 - Jan Stephens wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
1988-09-25 - Kathy Guadagnino wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
1989-10-01 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
1991-10-04 - San Jose Sharks lose 4-3 to Vancouver Canucks in their 1st NHL game
1991-10-09 - San Jose Sharks beat Calgary for their 1st NHL win, 4-3
1992-06-04 - San Jose voters reject Giants plan to build a new stadium
1994-01-28 - Helicopter crashes into office building in San Jose California, 1 dead
1997-01-18 - 47th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 11-7 at San Jose Arena
1997-11-20 - Flyers Eric Lindros tries to bite San Jose defenseman Marty McSorley
1999-03-28 - 18th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at San Jose

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 28 of 28

1870-05-06 - Amedos Peter Giannine, San Jose California, founded Bank of America
1887-03-24 - Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, San Jose CA, actor (Keystone comedies)
1890-01-16 - Lloyd Bacon, San Jose CA, actor (Charlie Chaplin)
1924-10-18 - Allyn Ferguson, San Jose California, orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show)
1925-07-01 - Farley Granger, San Jose CA, actor (Arnold, Rope, Deathmask)
1940-04-03 - Lino Brocka, San Jose Philippines, director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar)
1940-12-12 - Dionne Warwick, East Orange NJ, singer (Solid Gold, Way to San Jose)
1941-12-06 - John Nelson, San Jose Costa Rica, conductor (Les Troyens of Berlioz)
1947-12-05 - Jim Plunkett, San Jose, CA, NFL quarterback (New England, Oakland)
1948-07-27 - Peggy Fleming Jenkins, San Jose California, figure skater (Olym-gold-1968)
1955-09-10 - Giannina Facio Franco, San Jose Costa Rica, Mrs Phillipe Junot
1958-11-15 - Marty Davis, San Jose Cat, tennis star
MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave RighettiMLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti (1958-11-28) 1958-11-28 - Dave Righetti, San Jose California, baseball pitcher (Yankees, Giants)
1963-01-20 - Scott Fisher, San Jose California, Australian basketball forward (Oly-96)
1964-10-16 - Kay Cockerill, San Jose CA, LPGA golfer (1995 Friendly's Classic-32nd)
1966-06-18 - Doug Bodger, Chemainus BC, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, San Jose)
1967-01-03 - Joseph Amor, San Jose, video game record holder (Space Invaders)
1967-01-12 - Ulf Dahlen, Ostersund SWE, NHL forward (Team Sweden, San Jose)
1967-08-09 - Debbie Spence, San Jose Cal, tennis star
1968-07-21 - Brandi Chastain, San Jose California, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
1969-09-07 - Rudy Galindo, San Jose California, 1996 US Mens' Champion
1971-02-19 - Becky Dyroen-Lancer, San Jose California, synchro swimmer (Oly-gold-96)
1972-01-15 - Ernie Reyes Jr, San Jose California, actor (Ernie-Sidekicks)
1973-05-15 - Suzannah Bianco, San Jose CA, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-alt-96)
1973-05-24 - Ville Peltonen, Vantaa FIN, NHL forward (Team Finland, San Jose)
1974-11-25 - Cynthia Geyn Brown, San Jose CA, playmate (May, 1995)
1977-01-07 - Dustin Diamond, San Jose California, actor (Screech-Saved By Bell)
1978-05-15 - Amy Chow, San Jose California, gymnast (Olympics-gold/silver-96)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 1 of 1

2003-02-10 - Al Ruffo, Mayor of San Jose, California (b. 1908)


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