Colorado Springs in History

Colorado: Denver - Longmont

Historical Events

  • 1921-04-18 Junior Achievement incorporated in Colorado Spring
  • 1954-04-01 US Air Force Academy established
  • 1957-03-03 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs won by Markham & Jones (GRB)
  • 1957-03-03 Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Wagner & Paul (CAN)
  • 1957-03-03 Men's Figure Skating Champ in Colorado Springs won by David Jenkins (USA)
  • 1957-03-03 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Colorado Springs won by Carol Heiss (US)
  • 1958-08-29 US Air Force Academy's permanent site opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1959-02-28 Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Wagner & Paul of CAN
  • 1959-06-03 1st US Air Force Academy graduation in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1976-06-28 1st woman was admitted to Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1991-03-03 United Airlines 737 crashes near Colorado Springs, kills 25
  • 2015-11-27 Robert Lewis Dear (57) shots 3 dead and wounds 9 at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Famous Birthdays

  • 1883-04-01 Lon Chaney, actor, "man of 1000 faces" (High Noon, Phantom of Opera, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1930)
  • 1902-07-05 Frank Waters, American writer, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1995)
  • 1951-12-31 Tom Hamilton, Colorado Springs Co, rock bassist (Aerosmith-Dream On)
  • 1952-05-22 R W Eaks, Colorado Springs CO, Nike golfer (1990 Quicksilver Open)
  • 1964-06-21 Kari Kennell, American actress (Eric's Revenge) and playmate (Feb, 1988), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1966-08-27 Deena Wigger, Colorado Springs CO, US shooter (Olympic-92)
  • 1967-11-02 Scott Walker, US politician (Governor of Wisconsin 2011-), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado