Tulsa in History

Oklahoma: Oklahoma City

Historical Events

  • 1921-06-01 Race riot in Tulsa Oklahoma (21 whites & 60 blacks killed)
  • 1943-01-01 9th Sugar Bowl: #7 Tennessee beats #4 Tulsa, 14-7
  • 1944-01-01 10th Sugar Bowl: Georgia Tech beats Tulsa, 20-18
  • 1945-01-01 11th Orange Bowl: Tulsa beats #13 Georgia Tech, 26-12
  • 1949-11-30 KOTV TV channel 6 in Tulsa, OK (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954-09-18 KTUL TV channel 8 in Tulsa, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954-12-05 KTEW (now KJRH) TV channel 2 in Tulsa, OK (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958-06-14 58th US Golf Open: Tommy Bolt shoots a 283 at Southern Hills in Tulsa
  • 1959-01-12 KOED TV channel 11 in Tulsa, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-10-04 Herbert Schmidtz makes highest parachute jump from a tower by leaping from a 1,984 ft TV mast in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1977-06-19 77th US Golf Open: Hubert Green shoots a 278 at Southern Hills Tulsa
  • 1984-05-26 Floods kill 14 in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1984-05-26 Tulsa Oklahoma gets 13" of rain, 14 die
  • 1989-12-22 Cold wave: -4°F in Oklahoma City, -6°F in Tulsa, -12°F in Pittsburgh, 18°F in Denver, -23°F in KC Mo, -42°F in Scottsbluff Nebraska, -47°F in Hardin Mont & -60°F in Black Hills South Dakota
  • 2016-09-22 Police officer Betty Shelby charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting unarmed black man Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Famous Birthdays

  • 1904-04-03 Iron Eyes Cody, actor (Black Gold, Ernest Goes to Camp), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1913-04-25 Earl Bostic, alto sax player (Flamingo, Temptation), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

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1917-06-30 Susan Hayward, American actress (I Want to Live, Tulsa), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)

Actress Susan Hayward
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Susan Hayward

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1918-09-04 Paul Harvey, news commentator (Rest of the story), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

ABC Radio Broadcaster Paul Harvey
ABC Radio Broadcaster
Paul Harvey
  • 1920-02-26 Tony Randall, [Leonard Rosenberg], actor (Felix-Odd Couple), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1920-10-01 Lonny Chapman, actor (Investigator, For the People), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1937-02-12 Charles Everett Dumas, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1956), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1939-12-11 David Gates, rock vocalist (Bread-Baby I'm A Want You), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1942-10-21 Elvin Bishop, rock guitarist (Fooled Around & Fell in Love), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1944-02-22 E J Peaker, actress (That's Life), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1945-04-09 Gus Hardin, [Carol Ann Blankenship], country singer, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1946-11-20 Judy Woodruff, American newscaster (McNeil Lehrer Report), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1947-09-23 Mary Kay Place, actress/country singer (Mary Hartman!), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1951-06-06 Dwight Twilley, country singer (Twilley Don't Mind), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1952-11-08 Alfre Woodard, American actress (Primal Fear, Cross Creek), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1958-12-28 Joe Diffie, country singer/guitarist (Home), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1961-05-01 Charlie O'Brien, catcher (Brewers, Mets, Braves, Blue Jays), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1961-11-25 Kenny Monday, 163 lbs freestyles wrestler (Oly-88, 92, 96), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

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1962-02-07 Garth Brooks, country vocalist (No Fences, Double Live), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • 1964-05-11 Tim Blake Nelson, American actor, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1965-01-31 Kim Clarke, team handball back court (Olympics-88, 92, 96), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1970-11-24 Jason Jacome, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1979-09-17 Billy Miller, actor (The Young and the Restless), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1980-11-17 [Clarke] Isaac Hanson, singer (Hanson-MMMbop), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1983-03-14 Jordan Taylor Hanson, American pop singer (Hanson-MMMMbop), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1985-10-22 Zac Hanson, American pop singer (Hanson-MMMMbop), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Famous Weddings

  • 2006-09-30 Hanson pop rock Isaac Hanson (25) weds Nicole Dufresne (22) at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa