Kansas City in History

Kansas: Wichita

Historical Events

  • 1900-01-29 American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee & Minneapolis
  • 1914-05-16 American Horseshoe Pitchers Association organizes in Kansas City
  • 1919-03-18 Order of DeMolay forms in Kansas City
  • 1933-06-17 Kansas City Massacre: 1 FBI agent, 4 cops & 1 gangster killed by mob
  • 1954-11-04 Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City
  • 1954-11-08 AL approves Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City
  • 1957-06-22 Kansas City stops using streetcars in it's transit system
  • 1958-11-11 AL announces Kansas City will play AL record 52 night games in 1959
  • 1964-02-23 Charlie Finley signs a 4 year lease to keep A's in Kansas City
  • 1967-11-13 NL owners OK AL expansion to Seattle & Kansas City
  • 1970-01-11 Super Bowl IV: KC Chiefs beat Minnesota Vikings, 23-7 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Len Dawson, Kansas City, QB
  • 1970-07-31 37th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Kansas City 24, All Stars 3 (69,940)
  • 1973-03-24 Harley Race beats Dory Funk Jr in Kansas City, to become NWA champ
  • 1978-10-08 Yanks win 3rd straight AL Championship, all against Kansas City
  • 1985-09-29 Deron Cherry, Kansas City vs Seattle, has 4 interceptions!
  • 1994-01-23 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Kansas City Chiefs 30-13

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999-01-11 Marty Schottenheimer resigns as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs

  • 2012-07-10 83rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-0 at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City
  • 2013-04-25 2013 NFL Draft: Eric Fisher from Central Michigan first pick by Kansas City Chiefs
  • 2014-10-28 Kansas City Royals defeat the San Francisco Giants 10–0 in the 6th game to tie the 2014 World Series 3-3
  • 2015-10-28 Longest ever 1st game of Baseball World Series (5h 9min), Kansas City Royals defeat New York Mets 5-4, also joint longest by innings

Famous Birthdays

  • 1841-03-07 William Rockhill Nelson, founder of The Kansas City Star and patron of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (d. 1915)
  • 1894-06-15 Robert Russell Bennett, composer/arranger (Oklahoma!), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1920-08-29 Charlie "Bird" Parker, Kansas City Kansas, American jazz saxophonist
  • 1922-09-01 Joe Astroth, East Alton, Illinois, MLB player (Philadelphia/Kansas City Athletics), (d. 2013)
  • 1929-01-05 Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer (Kansas City)
  • 1937-05-14 Dick Howser, shortstop (Kansas City A's), manager (KC Royals)
  • 1940-12-26 Ray Sadecki, American MLB player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Kansas City, KS, (d. 2014)
  • 1943-11-26 Jan Stenerud, Norway, NFL place kicker (Kansas City Chiefs)
  • 1948-12-14 Dee Wallace Stone, [Deanna Bowers], Kansas City Kansas, actress (Critters, 10, ET)
  • 1956-05-28 Susie Diane Owens, Arkansas City Kansas, playmate (March, 1988)
  • 1965-01-06 Jose Dejesus, US baseball pitcher (Kansas City Royals)
  • 1973-11-05 Johnny Damon, Ft. Riley Kansas, baseball outfielder (Kansas City Royals)
  • 1975-07-29 Seth Greisinger, Kansas City KS, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)

Famous Deaths

  • 1994-10-26 Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer (Kansas City), dies at 65