Iowa City in History

Historical Events

  • 1856-06-09 500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts.
  • 1970-02-28 KIIN (now KUN) TV channel 12 in Iowa City, IA (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • 2006-04-13 Powerful tornadoes rip through Iowa City, Iowa.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1950-04-14 Randolph Powell, actor (Alan-Dallas, Logan's Run), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1961-09-03 Greg Petersen, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Klondike-6th), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1962-02-25 Cammy Ciarelli, WPVA volleyballer (Best of Beach-2nd-1995), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1962-04-17 Nancy Hogshead, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1984)/model (jockey), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1968-07-24 Laura Leighton [Miller], American actress (Melrose Place, Pretty Little Liars), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1969-07-05 John Oostendorp, 220 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-96), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1970-02-11 Jason Allyn Scott, rower (Olympics-1996), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1970-09-29 Luke Bodensteiner, cross country skier (Olympics-1994), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1971-02-15 Jim Butler, table tennis player (Olympics-92, 96), born in Iowa City, Iowa