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
LPGA Golfer Patty SheehanLPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan 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
NHL Center Eric LindrosNHL Center Eric Lindros 1999-03-28 - 18th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Purdue beats Duke 62-45

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 24 of 24

1870-05-06 - Amedos Peter Giannine, founded Bank of America, born in San Jose, California
1887-03-24 - Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, actor (Keystone comedies), born in San Jose, California
1890-01-16 - Lloyd Bacon, actor (Charlie Chaplin), born in San Jose, California
1924-10-18 - Allyn Ferguson, orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in San Jose, California
1925-07-01 - Farley Granger, actor (Arnold, Rope, Deathmask), born in San Jose, California
1940-04-03 - Lino Brocka, San Jose Philippines, director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar)
1941-12-06 - John Nelson, San Jose Costa Rica, conductor (Les Troyens of Berlioz)
1947-12-05 - Jim Plunkett, NFL quarterback (New England, Oakland), born in San Jose, California
1948-07-27 - Peggy Fleming Jenkins, figure skater (Olym-gold-1968), born in San Jose, California
1955-09-10 - Giannina Facio Franco, San Jose Costa Rica, Mrs Phillipe Junot
1956-01-03 - Willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver, San Jose California
1958-11-15 - Marty Davis, American tennis star, born in San Jose, California
MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave RighettiMLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti (1958-11-28) 1958-11-28 - Dave Righetti, baseball pitcher (Yankees, Giants), born in San Jose, California
1963-01-20 - Scott Fisher, Australian basketball forward (Oly-96), born in San Jose, California
1964-10-16 - Kay Cockerill, LPGA golfer (1995 Friendly's Classic-32nd), born in San Jose, California
1967-08-09 - Debbie Spence, tennis star, born in San Jose, California
1968-07-21 - Brandi Chastain, soccer forward (Olympics-96), born in San Jose, California
1969-09-07 - Rudy Galindo, 1996 US Mens' Champion, born in San Jose, California
1971-02-19 - Becky Dyroen-Lancer, synchronized swimmer (Oly-gold-96), born in San Jose, California
1972-01-15 - Ernie Reyes Jr, actor (Ernie-Sidekicks), born in San Jose, California
1973-05-15 - Suzannah Bianco, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-alt-96), born in San Jose, California
1974-11-25 - Cynthia Geyn Brown, playmate (May, 1995), born in San Jose, California
1977-01-07 - Dustin Diamond, actor (Screech-Saved By Bell), born in San Jose, California
1978-05-15 - Amy Chow, gymnast (Olympics-gold/silver-96), born in San Jose, California

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 1 of 1

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


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