Philadelphia in History (Part 3)

Pennsylvania: Norristown - Pittsburgh

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 301

  • 1941-01-03 Sergei Rachmaninov's "Symphonic Dances" premieres in Philadelphia
  • 1941-09-03 KYW TV channel 3 in Philadelphia, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1943-07-13 11th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Shibe Park, Philadelphia
  • 1943-08-12 Alleged date of the first Philadelphia Experiment test on United States Navy ship USS Eldridge.
  • 1943-08-24 Philadelphia A's drop AL record tying 20th game in a row, win the 2nd game
  • 1945-07-21 Detroit Tigers & Philadelphia A's play 24 inning 1-1 tie
  • 1945-09-09 Philadelphia A's Dick Fowler no-hits St Louis Brown, 1-0
  • 1946-02-08 Béla Bartók's 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Philadelphia, PA, US

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1947-02-09 Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Philadelphia

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton
  • 1947-07-10 Cleveland Indian Don Black no-hits Philadelphia A's, 3-0
  • 1947-09-03 Philadelphia A's Bill McCahan no-hits Wash Senators, 3-0
  • 1947-09-13 WPVI TV channel 6 in Philadelphia, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-03-15 WCAU TV channel 10 in Philadelphia, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-06-15 1st night game at Briggs Stadium: Detroit Tigers beat Philadelphia A's

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1948-06-24 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia nominates NY gov Thomas E. Dewey

Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey
  • 1948-07-15 US President Harry Truman nominated for another term (Philadelphia)

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1948-07-16 Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Philadelphia, NY Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott & Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1949-08-21 Philadelphia fans cause A's to forfeit game when they riot over a trapped line drive by Rich Ashburn, Giants leading 4-2 in 9th declared winners
  • 1950-09-23 Philadelphia A's Joe Astroth is 4th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)

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1950-10-18 Connie Mack retires as manager of Philadelphia Athletics after 50 years, longest serving manager in MLB history

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1951-09-29 1st color telecast of football game on network, Philadelphia (CBS)
  • 1952-03-18 1st plastic lens for cataract patients fitted (Philadelphia)

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1952-10-07 First "Bandstand" broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV (Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host)

Radio and Television Personality Dick Clark
Radio and Television Personality
Dick Clark
  • 1953-05-06 Brown's Bobo Holloman 1st major league start, no-hits Philadelphia A's, 6-0
  • 1953-11-04 Eddie Joost succeeds Jimmy Dykes as the manager of Philadelphia A's
  • 1954-09-26 A's defeats Yanks 8-6 in last game franchise will play in Philadelphia
  • 1954-10-17 Philadelphia Eagle Adrian Burk passes for 7 touchdowns vs Wash (49-21)
  • 1954-10-28 Major league owners vote down sale of A's to a Philadelphia syndicate
  • 1954-11-04 Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City
  • 1954-11-08 AL approves Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City
  • 1955-01-14 Heitor Villa-Lobos' 8th Symphony premieres in Philadelphia
  • 1956-02-13 KYW-AM in Philadelphia Penn gives calls to WTAM (now WWWE) Cleveland
  • 1956-07-04 Independence National Historical Park forms in Philadelphia
  • 1957-04-25 WUHY TV channel 35 in Philadelphia, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1958-12-05 Phils drop plans for NY sportcast as Yanks threat to do same in Philadelphia
  • 1961-04-03 Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia is sold to J Schleifer Properties
  • 1962-01-26 David Diamond's 7th Symphony, premieres in Philadelphia
  • 1964-08-28 Race riot in Philadelphia
  • 1964-11-03 Philadelphia voters approve $25 million to build a new sports stadium

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1965-01-23 Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in loss to Philadelphia Warriors led by Wilt Chamberlain

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1965-05-18 WTAF TV channel 29 in Philadelphia, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1965-06-19 KYW-AM in Cleveland Ohio returns call letters to Philadelphia
  • 1965-09-17 WPHL TV channel 17 in Philadelphia, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1966-07-12 US Treasury announces it will buy mutilated silver coins at silver bullion price at Philadelphia & Denver mints
  • 1967-10-02 Groundbreaking begins on Veteran's Stadium in Philadelphia

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1968-07-05 Philadelphia 76'ers trade Wilt Chamberlain to LA Lakers

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1970-08-29 Black Panthers confront cops in Philadelphia (1 cop killed)
  • 1970-10-01 Last game at Philadelphia's Connie Mack Stadium, Phils-2 Expos-1
  • 1970-11-02 Cleveland Cavaliers lose by biggest margin-54 pts (Philadelphia 141-87)
  • 1971-01-04 Philadelphia's Veteran's Stadium dedicated

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1971-01-25 Philadelphia mint's 1st trial strike of Eisenhower dollar

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1971-03-19 Philadelphia 76ers outscore Cincinnati Royals 90-8 in 1 half
  • 1971-04-10 First game played at Philadelphia's Veteran's Stadium, Phils win 4-1
  • 1972-05-16 Greg Luzinski's 500' HR hits Liberty Bell monument in Philadelphia Vet
  • 1972-10-02 Ron Johnson becomes 1st NY Giant to score 4 TDs (vs Philadelphia)
  • 1973-12-01 Stan Stasiak beats Pedro Morales in Philadelphia, to become WWF champ
  • 1974-05-19 Stanley Cup: Philadelphia Flyers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
  • 1975-05-27 Stanley Cup: Philadelphia Flyers beat Buffalo Sabres, 4 games to 2
  • 1976-05-16 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Philadelphia Flyers in 4 games
  • 1976-07-21 1st outbreak of "Legionnaire's Disease" kills 29 in Philadelphia
  • 1976-10-20 NY Nets Julius "Dr J" Erving sold to Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1978-11-19 "The Miracle at the Meadowlands", Eagles Herman Edwards returns a fumble for a touchdown with 31 seconds left to give Philadelphia a 19-17 victory over the rival New York Giants
  • 1980-05-24 Stanley Cup: NY Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2
  • 1981-04-05 Philadelphia Flyers amass a record 2,621 penalty minutes
  • 1981-09-25 Rolling Stones begin their 6th US tour (JFK Stadium, Philadelphia)

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1982-01-20 Darryl Sittler is traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Philadelphia Flyers

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler
  • 1982-01-27 Philadelphia trades Larry Bowa & Ryne Sandberg to Cubs for Ivan DeJesus
  • 1982-08-04 NY Met Joel Youngblood singles in Chicago day game, he is traded, then singles for Expos in Philadelphia night game
  • 1983-07-17 1st USFL championship (Mich Panthers beats Philadelphia Stars 24-22)
  • 1983-08-30 WKBC-TV (channel 48) ends broadcasting in Philadelphia
  • 1983-11-08 W Wilson Goode (D) elected 1st black mayor of Philadelphia
  • 1984-01-08 Wash Caps Bengt Gustafsson scores 5 goals to beat Philadelphia 7-1

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1984-07-27 Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,053rd career single (vs Philadelphia)

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1985-05-13 Philadelphia police attack a house held by group "Move", 11 killed
  • 1985-05-30 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 1
  • 1985-07-13 "Live Aid" concert held both at Wembley Stadium (London) and John F. Kennedy Stadium (Philadelphia) raises over $70 million for African famine relief
  • 1986-08-18 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Philadelphia PA on WYSP 94.1 FM
  • 1986-08-18 WYSP-FM Philadelphia begins simulcasting Howard Stern Show
  • 1987-05-31 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 3
  • 1987-09-17 Philadelphia celebrates 200th anniversary of Constitution
  • 1988-08-27 Dodger Tommy Lasorda wins 1,000th game as manager tops Philadelphia, 4-2
  • 1988-10-27 "Les Miserables" opens at Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia
  • 1989-03-12 2 cyanide-contaminated Chilean grapes found (Philadelphia)

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1989-04-11 1st playoff goal scored by a goalie, Ron Hextall of Philadelphia

NHL Goalie Ron Hextall
NHL Goalie
Ron Hextall
  • 1989-06-09 Rare tornado in Philadelphia kills 1
  • 1990-03-07 3 passengers killed & 162 injured as subway train derails (Philadelphia)
  • 1990-08-03 For 3rd time in 1990 a no-hitter is broken up with 2 outs in 8th inning. Doug Drabek of Pitts still beats Philadelphia 11-0
  • 1990-10-25 "Les Miserables" opens again at Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia
  • 1991-03-18 Philadelphia '76ers retires Wilt Chamberlain's #13 jersey
  • 1991-07-15 Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle is 1st woman to officiate a men's pro basketball (USBL) game, game between New Haven Skyhawks & Philadelphia Spirit
  • 1991-11-10 Browns set club record for largest lead blown (led 23-0), Philadelphia 32-30

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1992-06-17 Philadelphia 76ers trade Charles Barkley to Phoenix Suns

NBA Power Forward Charles Barkley
NBA Power Forward
Charles Barkley

Music awardsMusic Awards

1995-03-01 37th Grammy Awards: All I Want to Do, Streets of Philadelphia, Sheryl Crow

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Singer-songwriter
Sheryl Crow
  • 1995-06-13 NJ Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, to go to their 1st Stanley Cup finals
  • 1996-06-12 3 Philadelphia Fed Court judges overturn US indecency ban on internet
  • 1997-06-07 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep the Philadelphia Flyers

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2010-06-03 Canadian sportscaster Ron MacLean saves a man from drowning in the Delaware River in Philadelphia

CBC Sportscaster Ron MacLean
CBC Sportscaster
Ron MacLean
  • 2010-06-09 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks defeat Philadelphia Flyers 4-2
  • 2015-07-29 Zion Harvey became the first paediatric patient to receive a double hand transplant at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • 2016-06-16 Philadelphia is the first US state to pass a tax on sweetened drinks

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 268 of 268

  • 1953-01-24 Brian Matthews, actor (Burning), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-10-27 Robert Picardo, actor (Frame Up, Gremlins 2), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-07-09 Debbie Sledge, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-10-29 Herman Ronald Frazier, 400m/4x400m runner (Olympic-gold-1976), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-08-04 Andrew M Allen, Captain USMC/astronaut (STS 46, 62, 75), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-12-02 Dennis Christopher, actor (Breaking Away, California Dreaming), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-05-17 Bob Saget, comedian (Full House, America's Funniest Home Video), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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1956-07-09 Tom Hanks, American actor (Bossom Buddies, Forrest Gump, Philadelphia), born in Concord, California

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
  • 1956-07-18 Audrey Landers [Hamburg], American actress/singer (Dallas, Chorus Line), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-09-13 [Joan] Joni Sledge, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1957-01-11 Darryl Dawkins, American professional basketball player (Philadelphia 76ers, NJ Nets), born in Orlando, Florida (d. 2015)
  • 1957-03-24 Scott J Horowitz, PhD/Capt USAF/astronaut (STS 75, 82), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1957-08-21 Kim Sledge, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1958-07-08 Kevin Bacon, actor (Diner, Footloose, She's Having a Baby), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1958-09-19 Kevin Hooks, actor (Sounder, Aaron Loves Angela), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1958-09-30 Marty Stuart, Philadelphia Miss, country singer (Hillbilly Rock)
  • 1958-10-07 Judy Landers, American actress (BJ & the Bear, Madame's Place), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1959-01-06 Kathy Sledge, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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1959-12-24 Lee Daniels, American director ("Precious", "Empire"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Director Lee Daniels
Director
Lee Daniels
  • 1960-03-09 Linda Fiorentino, actress (Jade, Last Seduction, Moderns), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1960-07-21 Matt Mulhern, actor (Biloxi Blues), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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1960-08-10 Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor (Philadelphia, Evita, Mambo Kings), born in Malaga Spain

  • 1960-12-22 Tyrell Biggs, super HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1961-11-29 Kim Delaney, American actress (All My Children, NYPD Blue), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1963-02-14 John Marzano, catcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1963-05-17 Page McConnell, American songwriter and keyboardist (Phish), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1963-11-05 Andrea McArdle, actress (Annie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1963-11-10 Michael Anthony Powell, long jumper (world record 1991, Olympic-silver-88, 92), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1964-06-11 Kim Gallagher, 800m runner (Olympic-silver-1984), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1964-07-29 Lisa Peluso, actress (Search for Tomorrow, Ava-Loving), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1964-09-18 Holly Robinson, actress (21 Jump Street), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1965-02-17 Clayton Prince, actor (Hairspray, Reuben-Another World), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1965-10-04 Skip Heller, American musician, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1967-02-21 Leroy Russel Burrell, long jumper (Olympics-96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1967-07-19 Dale Hurley Jr, rower (Olympics-1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1967-11-05 Steve Wagner, field hockey goalkeeper (Olympics-96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1967-11-13 Randi Ingerman, actress (Trade Winds), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1968-04-14 Jesse Levis, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1968-06-15 Demtra Hampton, model (Garda), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1968-07-24 John P Navin Jr, actor (Joey Elliot-Jennifer Slept Here), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1968-09-06 Gene Patrick, actor (Gemini: Twin Stars), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1968-09-09 Jonathan A Drummond Jr, 4X400m runner (Olympics-silver-96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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1968-09-25 Will Smith [The Fresh Prince], American actor and rapper (Men in Black, Independence Day, Fresh Prince), born in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Actor Will Smith
Actor
Will Smith
  • 1968-12-12 Tatianna, spanish singer (Baile Commigo, Chicad de Hoy), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1969-04-09 Timothy Young, rower (Olympics-silver-1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1969-06-01 Erin Hartwell, time trial cyclist (Olymp-bronze/silver-92, 96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1970-04-30 Debbie D, actress (Attack of Vampire Mermaid), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1970-05-04 Dawn Staley, basketball guard (Olympics-gold-96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1971-02-27 Ivan Robinson, US boxer (Olympic-92), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1971-06-18 Nathan Morris, [Alex Vanderpool], rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1971-09-14 Jonathan "Adam" Holland, rower (Olympics-1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1971-12-16 Michael S McCary, [Boss], rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1972-05-04 Ethan Watts, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1972-09-26 Shawn Stockman, [Slim], rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1973-03-30 DJ AM [ Adam Goldstein], American DJ and musician, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
  • 1973-07-29 Wanya Morris, [Squirt], rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1973-09-17 David Reid, light middleweight boxer (Olympics-gold-96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1974-02-08 Seth Green, American actor and producer (Family Guy, Austin Powers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1975-01-05 Bradley Cooper, American actor (Silver Linnings Playbook, American Hustle), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1976-04-20 Joey Lawrence, actor (Gimme a Break, Blossom, Summer Rental), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1976-05-23 Kelly Marie Monaco, playmate (April, 1997), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1976-11-07 Zahir Raheem, bantamweight boxer (Olympics-96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1978-09-29 Mohini Bhardwaj, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1978-11-10 Eve [Jeffers-Cooper], American rapper and actress, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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1979-07-06 Kevin Hart, American comedian ("Laugh at My Pain"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart
  • 1980-05-11 Matthew Lawrence, actor (Dynasty, Matthew-Brotherly Love), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1982-06-10 Tara Lipinski, figure skater (1997 World Champ), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1988-01-12 Andrew Lawrence, American actor (Brotherly Love, Recess), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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