Fort Wayne in History

Indiana: Gary - Indianapolis

Historical Events

  • 1862-10-22 Battle at Old Fort Wayne, Indian Territory
  • 1883-06-02 1st night baseball under lights, Fort Wayne Indiana
  • 1910-10-23 Blanche Scott becomes the first woman to fly at a public event in the US at Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • 1953-01-13 3rd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 79-75 at Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1954-07-25 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Fort Wayne Golf Open
  • 1954-09-26 WANE TV channel 15 in Fort Wayne, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957-10-27 WPTA TV channel 21 in Fort Wayne, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • 1908-10-06 Carole Lombard [Jane Alice Peters], American actress (My Man Godfrey, In Name Only), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (d. 1942)
  • 1922-06-22 Bill Blass, American fashion designer (Nancy Reagan), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (d. 2002)
  • 1928-09-04 Dick York, American actor (Darrin-Bewitched, Inherit the Wind), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (d. 1992)
  • 1949-08-23 Shelley Long, american actress (Diane in Cheers, Money Pit), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1952-01-13 Sharon Gabet, actress (Edge of Night, Another World), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1965-03-10 Rod Woodson, American NFL cornerback/kick returner (Pittsburgh Steelers, SF 49ers), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1970-10-08 David Doster, infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana