Burlington in History

Historical Events

  • 1890-06-10 24th Belmont: Pike Barnes riding Burlington wins in 2:07.75
  • 1954-09-26 WCAX TV channel 3 in Burlington, VT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967-10-16 WETK TV channel 33 in Burlington, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1859-10-20 John Dewey, American philosopher, educational theorist and writer (learn by doing), born in Burlington, Vermont (d. 1952)

Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer John Dewey
Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer
John Dewey
  • 1928-07-22 Orson Bean, actor/comedian (To Tell the Truth), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • 1940-04-18 Ed Garvey, American labor leader (NFL Players Association), born in Burlington, Wisconsin (d. 2017)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1946-11-24 Ted Bundy, American serial murderer during the 1970s, born in Burlington, Vermont (d. 1989)

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy
  • 1950-02-07 Marilyn Cochran, skier (Olympics-1972), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • 1963-09-09 Leslie Thompson, cross country skier (Olympics-1994), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • 1966-09-04 Debra Lewin, Miss Vermont-America (1991), born in South Burlington, Vermont
  • 1967-10-11 Sean Moynihan, actor (Powell-One Life to Live), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • 1971-02-11 Jennifer Lynne Faucette, Miss America-Vt (1996), born in Burlington, Vermont

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1905-10-04 30th US President Calvin Coolidge (33) weds Grace Anna Goodhue (26) in Burlington, Vermont

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge