Tucson in History

Historical Events

  • 1919-11-20 1st municipally owned airport in US opens (Tucson Az)
  • 1953-01-13 KOLD TV channel 13 in Tucson, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-09-15 KVOA TV channel 4 in Tucson, AZ (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-06-03 KGUN TV channel 9 in Tucson, AZ (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959-03-08 KUAT TV channel 6 in Tucson, AZ (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1981-04-22 Largest US bank robbery in Tucson Arizona, more than $3.3 million stolen
  • 1997-02-23 Jeff Sluman wins Tucson Golf Classic

Famous Birthdays

  • 1911-02-20 Robert Guyn McBride, composer (Mexican Rhapsody), born in Tucson, Arizona

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1931-08-23 Barbara Eden, American actress (Dream of Jeannie), born in Tucson, Arizona

Actress Barbara Eden
Actress
Barbara Eden
  • 1946-07-15 Linda Ronstadt, singer (Dif Drum)/actress (Pir of Penzance), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1958-09-13 Ann Dusenberry, actress (Jaws 2, Lies, Basic Training), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1959-03-19 Shelley Burch, actress (One Life to Live, Identity Crisis), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1959-03-25 Vince Guerra, American jockey, born in Tucson
  • 1961-09-28 Ed Vosberg, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1962-07-30 Tom Pagnozzi, catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1964-04-14 Jim Grabb, tennis star, born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1969-12-22 Marcie Aguilar, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1970-03-22 Jason Rouser, 200m/400m runner, born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1971-08-11 Julie Anne Clark, playmate (Mar, 1991), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1972-08-24 Kurt Miller, pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1975-05-25 Adam Saathoff, running target (Olympics-1996), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1976-01-19 Sky Christopherson, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1977-11-19 Kerri Strug, gymnast (Olympics-gold-96), born in Tucson, Arizona

Famous Weddings

  • 2014-03-15 "Today" show anchor Savannah Guthrie (42) weds public relations Michael Feldman (45) at the Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain Resort in Tucson, Arizona

Famous Deaths


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1987-08-29 Lee Marvin, actor (Cat Ballou, Gorky Park), dies in Tucson Ariz at 63

Actor Lee Marvin
Actor
Lee Marvin