San Francisco in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 190 of 190

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1942-04-02 USS Hornet with Jimmy Doolittles B-25 departs from San Francisco

Aviation Pioneer Jimmy Doolittle
Aviation Pioneer
Jimmy Doolittle

AgreementUnited Nations Charter

1945-06-26 United Nations Charter signed by 50 nations in San Francisco

  • 1947-11-12 KPO-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KNBC (now KNBR)
  • 1948-11-25 16-inch coastal guns removed from Fort Funston, San Francisco
  • 1948-12-22 KPIX TV channel 5 in San Francisco, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-04-03 KQW-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KCBS
  • 1949-05-05 KGO TV channel 7 in San Francisco, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-11-15 KRON TV channel 4 in San Francisco, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1950-09-17 San Francisco 49ers (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, lose 21-17
  • 1952-10-16 Woolworth's at Powell & Market (San Francisco) opens
  • 1953-01-22 1953 NFL Draft: Harry Babcock from University of Georgia first pick by San Francisco 49ers
  • 1954-08-29 San Francisco International Airport (SFO) opens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1955-10-07 Beat poet Allen Ginsberg reads his poem "Howl" for the first time at a poetry reading in San Francisco.

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • 1958-03-03 KTVU TV channel 2 in Oakland-San Francisco, CA (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1958-07-29 Southern Pacific Bay ferries stop running in San Francisco
  • 1959-11-11 Seals Stadium in San Francisco, demolished
  • 1960-04-23 1st performance of Ferde Grofe's "San Francisco Suite"
  • 1960-07-13 KDBQ-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KYA
  • 1962-01-21 Snow falls in San Francisco
  • 1962-03-23 JFK visits San Francisco

CommunicationClosure of Alcatraz

1963-03-21 Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay closed

Music awardsMusic Awards

1963-05-15 5th Grammy Awards: I Left My Heart In San Francisco, Robert Goulet wins

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • 1963-12-02 1964 NFL Draft: Dave Parks from Texas Tech first pick by San Francisco 49ers
  • 1964-10-01 San Francisco cable cars declared a national landmark
  • 1964-10-05 San Francisco Fire Department Museum dedicated
  • 1965-08-22 San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marachal hits LA Dodger catcher John Roseboro on the head with his bat causing a 14 minute brawl
  • 1966-04-30 Anton LaVey founds the Church of Satan in San Francisco, California
  • 1967-10-06 Haight-Ashbury (San Francisco) hippies throw a funeral for "Hippie" to mark end of "the summer of love".
  • 1968-01-02 KBHK TV channel 44 in San Francisco, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1968-04-01 KEMO (now KOFY) TV channel 20 in San Francisco, CA (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1968-04-18 San Francisco's Old Hall of Justice demolished
  • 1968-12-09 NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco.
  • 1971-01-03 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 17-10
  • 1971-01-27 Montgomery St Station, last link in Bay Area Rapid Transit in San Francisco, 'holed thru'
  • 1974-07-01 1st Laura Ashley store in the US opens (San Francisco)

MurderAssassination Attempt

1975-09-22 Second assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Sara Jane Moore fails in San Francisco

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 1978-01-14 Sex Pistols' final concert held in Winterland, San Francisco
  • 1978-03-21 San Francisco passes its-and U.S.'-most comprehensive homosexual rights bill
  • 1978-10-04 Pier 39 opens in San Francisco
  • 1978-12-04 Dianne Feinstein is named as San Francisco's 1st female & Jewish mayor
  • 1979-12-16 68th Davis Cup: USA beats Italy in San Francisco (5-0)
  • 1981-06-18 The AIDS epidemic is formally recognized by medical professionals in San Francisco, California.
  • 1981-12-02 Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, opens at 11:30 AM

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982-01-24 Super Bowl XVI: SF 49ers beat Cin Bengals, 26-21 in Pontiac Michigan, MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • 1982-06-25 San Francisco holds its 1st County Fair
  • 1982-08-28 The first Gay Games are held in San Francisco.
  • 1982-09-19 Streetcars stop running on Market St, San Francisco after 122 years of service
  • 1982-09-22 San Francisco's cable cars made a final run before closing down for 20-month
  • 1983-12-13 KYA-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KOIT
  • 1984-10-31 Puerto Rican tanker 'San Francisco' explodes spilling 2 million gallons of oil as ship caught fire
  • 1985-01-20 Super Bowl XIX: SF 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16 in Stanford Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

Film release premierFilm Premier

1985-05-22 "A View to a Kill", 14th James Bond film, last to star Roger Moore, also starring Grace Jones and Christopher Walken, premieres in San Francisco

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1987-09-17 Pope John Paul II arrives in San Francisco, meets with AIDS patients, and embraces an AIDS infected child

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1988-07-17 Highest temperature ever recorded in San Francisco, 103°F (39°C)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989-01-22 Super Bowl XXIII: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals 20-16 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Jerry Rice, San Francisco, WR

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice
  • 1990-01-28 Super Bowl XXIV: SF 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
  • 1992-12-06 San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice catches NFL record 101st touchdown
  • 1994-09-05 San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice catches NFL record 127th touchdown pass
  • 1994-11-04 San Francisco: First conference that focusses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web.
  • 1995-01-29 Super Bowl XXIX: SF 49ers beat San Diego Chargers, 49-26 in Miami, MVP: Steve Young, San Francisco, QB
  • 1997-10-23 At 6:11 AM San Francisco experiences a power blackout due to sabotage

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998-08-02 San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds is hit by a pitch and charges the mound, causing a bench-clearing brawl

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 2000-04-11 AT&T Park in San Francisco, Minute Maid Park in Houston, and Comerica Park in Detroit open.
  • 2001-01-09 Apple announced iTunes at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, for organizing and playing digital music and videos. Now widely used by Windows and Mac users.
  • 2002-10-27 Anaheim Angels defeat San Francisco Giants 4-3 in baseball's World Series championship, MVP: Troy Glaus, Anaheim

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2003-06-10 "Wicked", starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, officially opens at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco

Actress/Singer Idina Menzel
Actress/Singer
Idina Menzel
  • 2004-02-12 The city of San Francisco, California begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.
  • 2005-01-10 A mudslide occurs in La Conchita, California, killing 10 people, injuring many more and closing the Highway 101, the main coastal corridor between San Francisco and Los Angeles, for 10 days.
  • 2005-04-23 2005 NFL Draft: Alex Smith from University of Utah first pick from San Francisco 49ers
  • 2005-10-02 NFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2006-08-24 After signing a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers, Jerry Rice officially retires from the NFL
  • 2007-07-10 78th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-4 at AT&T Park, San Francisco
  • 2007-08-07 Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron's record by hitting his 756th home run.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2008-09-19 Greg Maddux pitches his 5,000th career inning against the San Francisco Giants

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2009-04-25 Elijah Wood is honored with the Midnight Award by the San Francisco International Film Festival

  • 2010-10-23 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 2
  • 2010-11-01 MLB World Series: San Francisco Giants defeat Texas Rangers to win 4-1
  • 2012-06-13 San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain pitches first perfect game in the franchise's history against the Houston Astros
  • 2012-10-28 MLB World Series: San Francisco Giants defeat the Detroit Tigers to win 4-0
  • 2013-02-03 Super Bowl XLVII: Baltimore Ravens beat San Francisco 49ers, 34-31 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome MVP: Joe Flacco, Baltimore, QB
  • 2013-07-06 3 people are killed and 181 are injured after a Boeing 777 crash lands at San Francisco Airport
  • 2014-10-21 San Francisco Giants win game one of the 2014 World Series
  • 2014-10-28 Kansas City Royals defeat the San Francisco Giants 10–0 in the 6th game to tie the 2014 World Series 3-3
  • 2014-10-29 San Francisco Giants win the 2014 World Series
  • 2015-06-09 Chris Heston of the San Francisco Giants becomes the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the 2015 MLB season
  • 2015-09-09 Apple unveils the iPad Pro and iPhone 6S in San Francisco
  • 2016-01-25 British rowing eam becomes first female crew and first crew of four to cross the Pacific, San Francisco to Cairns in 257 days
  • 2016-04-05 San Francisco becomes the first US city to mandate paid parental leave

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 150 of 150

  • 1960-06-09 Nancy Taylor, LPGA golfer (1994 Rochester Intl-54th), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1960-08-27 Damon Keeve, heavyweight (209+ lbs) judoka (Olympics-92, 96), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1961-07-03 Liz Stewart, playmate (July, 1984), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1961-10-16 Chris Doleman, defensive end (San Francisco 49ers)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1962-10-13 Jerry Rice, NFL wide receiver (San Francisco 49ers), born in Starkville, Mississippi

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice
  • 1962-10-15 Susan DeMattei, cyclist (Olympics-bronze-96), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1962-10-28 Daphne Zuniga, actress (Jo Reynolds-Melrose Place, Spaceballs), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1964-03-13 Will Clark, American MLB first baseman (San Francisco Giants), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1964-07-02 DeAnne Hemmens, sprint kayak (Olympics-96), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1964-07-09 Courtney Love, American muscian (Hole) and actress (People vs Larry Flynt), born in San Francisco, California

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Singer-Songwriter
Courtney Love
  • 1964-12-16 Evelyn Conley, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1989), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1965-01-26 Tim McDonald, safety (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1965-05-27 Todd Bridges, actor (Diff'rent Strokes, Fish), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1965-11-03 Michael Paul Springer, PGA golfer (1994 Greater Milwaukee), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1966-02-23 Mark Abrahamian, guitarist (Starship), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2012)
  • 1966-06-13 Thyme Lewis, actor (Jonah-Days of our Lives), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1966-10-19 Anna Clark, playmate (Apr, 1987), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1967-10-04 Liev Schreiber, American actor (Spotlight), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1967-10-20 Harvey Pulliam, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1968-01-14 Fred[ric] Honebein, rower (Olympics-5th-1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1968-05-25 Nathalie Schneyder, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1968-09-03 Matt Hamon, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1969-01-02 Christy Turlington, model (Calvin Klein Eternity), born in San Francisco, California

Supermodel Christy Turlington
Supermodel
Christy Turlington
  • 1969-03-24 Yoko Zetterlund, volleyball setter (Olympics-bronze-92, 96), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1969-08-25 Elly Hakami, tennis star, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1970-04-28 Mark Harris, wide receiver (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1971-01-25 China Kantner, American actress and daughter of Grace Slick, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1971-02-04 Michael Goorjian, American actor (Party Of Five, SLC Punk!), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1971-04-24 Jeff Brohm, quarterback (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1972-01-27 Bryant Young, American football defensive tackle (San Francisco 49ers), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • 1972-02-17 William Floyd, full back (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1972-04-01 Mike McCoy, WLAF quarterback and coach, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1972-04-07 Greg Clark, tight end (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1972-10-23 Daryl Price, defensive end (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1973-01-22 Vincent Bradford, linebacker (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1973-07-11 Christine Monge, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1973-07-23 Monica Lewinsky, American White House intern (improper relationship with Bill Clinton), born in San Francisco, California

White House Intern Monica Lewinsky
White House Intern
Monica Lewinsky
  • 1973-12-07 Terrell Owens, wide receiver (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1974-01-28 Zack Bronson, safety (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1974-08-10 Dave Fiore, tackle (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1974-09-06 Justin Whalin, actor (Jimmy-Lois & Clark, Charles in Charge), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1974-09-16 Justin Whalin, actor (Jimmy Olsen-Lois & Clark), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1974-10-07 Alexander Polinsky, actor (Adam-Charles in Charge), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1976-04-05 Ryan Drese, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1976-10-04 Alicia Silverstone, actress (Clueless, Batman Forever), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1977-01-03 Beata Handra, dance skater (& Sinek-1997 Pac Coast Sr 3rd), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1977-04-25 Jonathan Angel, actor (Tommy Delucca-Saved By The Bell), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1979-12-11 Rider Strong, American actor, writer and director (Boy Meets World), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1983-12-26 Alexander Wang, American fashion designer (Balenciaga), born in San Francisco, California

Fashion Designer Alexander Wang
Fashion Designer
Alexander Wang
  • 1984-04-08 Taran Noah Smith, actor (Mark Taylor-Home Improvement), born in San Francisco, California

Famous Weddings


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