Cedar Rapids in History

Historical Events

  • 1928-11-11 WMT-AM in Cedar Rapids IA begins radio transmissions
  • 1953-09-30 WMT (now KGAN) TV channel 2 in Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA (CBS) begins
  • 1960-08-18 1st photograph bounced off a satellite, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Richardson, Texas

Famous Birthdays

  • 1917-08-25 Don Defore, actor (George-Hazel, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1924-06-27 Paul F Conrad, US cartoonist (Pulitzer 1964, 71, 84), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1938-05-11 Harvey Sollberger, flutist/composer (2 Oboes Troping), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1949-05-01 Douglas Barr, actor (Howie-Fall Guy), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1958-01-26 Dave Rummells, Nike golfer (1993 Buick-2nd), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1963-03-09 Kent Ferguson, diver (Olympics-92, 96), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1963-11-19 Terry Farrell, actress (Paper Dolls, Jadzia Dax-STDS9), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1973-10-26 Brian Smith, speed skater (Olympics-1994), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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1978-02-07 Ashton Kutcher, American actor (That 70s Show), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • 1978-04-12 Riley Smith, American actor, born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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1981-01-28 Elijah Wood, American actor (Good Son, The Lord of the Rings), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa