Pensacola in History

Historical Events

  • 1559-08-14 Spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay, Fla

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1818-05-24 General Andrew Jackson captures Pensacola Florida

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • 1861-09-13 1st naval battle of Civil War, Union frigate "Colorado" sinks privateer "Judah" off Pensacola, Fla
  • 1862-05-09 Battle of Ft Pickens, FL (Pensacola), evacuated by CS
  • 1863-03-20 Battle of Pensacola FL -evacuated by Federals
  • 1954-01-13 WEAR TV channel 3 in Pensacola-Mobile, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1965-04-25 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Pensacola Golf Invitational
  • 1966-12-04 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies Golf Invitational
  • 1967-09-11 WSRE TV channel 23 in Pensacola, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967-11-19 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational
  • 1968-11-17 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational

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1978-02-15 Escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola, Fla

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy

Famous Birthdays

  • 1916-05-14 Del Moore, American comedian and actor (Cal-Bachelor Father), born in Pensacola, Florida (d. 1970)
  • 1936-06-30 Nancy Dussault, actress (Muriel-Too Close for Comfort), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1940-09-21 Bill Kurtis, newscaster (American Parade), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1943-07-21 Jerry McGee, New Lexingon OH, PGA golfer (1975 Pensacola Open)
  • 1948-12-31 Joe Dallesandro, actor (Heat, Trash, AW Frankenstein), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1958-07-03 Aaron Tippin, singer (You've Got to Stand for Something), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1960-11-01 Damon Green, Nike golfer (1990 Pensacola Open-49th), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1962-05-22 Andrew Donald Magee, PGA golfer (1988 Pensacola Open), born in Paris, France
  • 1962-08-14 Jerry Foltz, Nike golfer (1991 Pensacola Open-2nd), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1964-04-07 Joe Durant, Nike golfer (1992 Boise Open-7th), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1966-11-25 Mark Whiten, outfielder (Atlanta Braves, NY Yankees), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1969-01-16 Roy Jones, Light-MW boxer (Olympic-silver-1988), born in Pensacola, Florida

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1969-05-15 Emmitt Smith, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys, 3-time NFL rushing leader), born in Pensacola, Florida

American Football Player Emmitt Smith
American Football Player
Emmitt Smith
  • 1974-02-01 Lisa Marie Scott, playmate (Feb, 1994), born in Pensacola, Florida