Anchorage in History

Historical Events

  • 1953-06-25 86°F in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1953-12-11 KTVA TV channel 11 in Anchorage (CBS) becomes Alaska's 1st TV station
  • 1967-10-31 KIMO TV channel 13 in Anchorage, AK (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1985-12-21 ARCO Anchorage runs aground near Port Angeles, WA
  • 1988-09-15 Lillehammer, Norway, upsets Anchorage to host 1994 Winter olympics
  • 1990-03-22 Anchorage jury finds Capt Hazelwood not guilty of Valdez oil spill
  • 1994-06-13 A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages
  • 2018-11-30 7.0 magnitude earthquake near Anchorage, Alaska
  • 2019-07-04 Record temperatures in Alaska as Anchorage reaches 90F (32C)

Famous Birthdays

  • 1868-03-27 Patty Smith Hill, American composer, teacher and songwriter ("Happy Birthday To You"), born in Anchorage, Kentucky (d. 1946)
  • 1958-09-08 Michael Lardie, American rock keyboard player, guitarist and producer (Great White; Night Ranger), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1965-10-17 Connie Ann Hearn, actress (New Kind of Family), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1966-11-14 Curt Schilling, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1969-04-13 Harold Pruett, American actor (Sybil, Embrace of the Vampire), born in Anchorage, Alaska (d. 2002)
  • 1970-02-17 Tommy Moe, American nordic skier (Olympic-gold/silver-1994), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1970-10-14 Nina Kemppel, cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1975-07-30 Annie Parisse [Anne Marie Cancelmi], American actress (Law & Order, As the World Turns), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1979-06-20 Sydne Vogel, figure skater (1996 NW Pac Sr champ), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1979-12-23 Scott Gomez, American ice hockey player, born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1984-09-25 Matt Carle, American ice hockey player, born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1989-01-30 Khleo Thomas, American actor & rapper, born in Anchorage, Alaska