Tucson in History

Historical Events

  • 1919-11-20 1st municipally owned airport in US opens in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1953-01-13 KOLD TV channel 13 in Tucson, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-09-15 KVOA TV channel 4 in Tucson, AZ (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-06-03 KGUN TV channel 9 in Tucson, AZ (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959-03-08 KUAT TV channel 6 in Tucson, AZ (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1981-04-22 More than $3.3 million is stolen from the First National Bank of Arizona in Tucson in the then largest US bank robbery in history

Famous Birthdays

  • 1911-02-20 Robert Guyn McBride, composer (Mexican Rhapsody), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1917-01-07 Ulysses Simpson Kay, American composer (Of New Horizons: Overture), born in Tucson, Arizona (d. 1995)
  • 1917-11-01 Zenna Henderson, American sci-fi author (Anything Box), born in Tucson, Arizona (d. 1983)

Person of interestBarbara Eden

1931-08-23 Barbara Eden, American actress (Dream of Jeannie), born in Tucson, Arizona

Actress Barbara Eden
Actress
Barbara Eden
  • 1936-11-02 Rose Elizabeth Bird, California Supreme Court Justice (1977-87), born in Tucson, Arizona (d. 1999)

Person of interestLinda Ronstadt

1946-07-15 Linda Ronstadt, American rock/country/pop/Latin/opera singer (Different Drum; What's New?) and actress (Pirates of Penzance), born in Tucson, Arizona

Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt
  • 1949-05-03 Ken Hom, Chinese-American chef, author and BBC TV presenter (OBE for "services to culinary arts" 2009), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1958-09-13 Ann Dusenberry, American actress (Jaws 2, Lies, Basic Training), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1959-03-19 Shelley Burch, actress (One Life to Live, Identity Crisis), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1959-03-25 Vince Guerra, American jockey, born in Tucson
  • 1961-09-28 Ed Vosberg, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1962-02-22 Lisa Jacquin, American equestrian show jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1962-07-30 Tom Pagnozzi, American baseball catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1962-12-31 Heather McCartney, American-British potter & artist, born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1964-04-14 Jim Grabb, American professional tennis player, 1986-97 (Grand Slam wins: French Open Doubles, 1989; US Open Doubles, 1992), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1964-09-11 Eric Thomas, American NFL cornerback (Denver Broncos), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1968-05-05 Craig Hendrickson, CFL tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1969-12-22 Marcie Aguilar, American female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1970-03-22 Jason Rouser, American 200m/400m runner, born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1972-01-01 Garrett K. Gomez, American jockey (US Champion Jockey by earnings 2006-09; Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey 2007-08), born in Tucson, Arizona (d. 2016)
  • 1972-08-24 Kurt Miller, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1972-12-31 Cole Ford, American football placekicker (Oakland Raiders), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1975-05-25 Adam Saathoff, American running target (Olympics 1996), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1976-01-19 Sky Christopherson, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1977-11-19 Kerri Strug, gymnast (Olympic gold 1996), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1981-04-13 Nat Borchers, American soccer player, born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1981-05-05 Chris Duncan, American baseball player, born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1987-08-18 Mika Boorem, American actress (Hearts in Atlantis), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1994-02-11 Dominic Janes, American actor, born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1996-11-22 Hailey Baldwin, American model, born in Tucson, Arizona

Famous Weddings

  • 2014-03-15 "Today" show anchor Savannah Guthrie (42) weds public relations Michael Feldman (45) at the Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain Resort in Tucson, Arizona

Famous Deaths


Person of interestLee Marvin

1987-08-29 Lee Marvin, American actor (Paint Your Wagon, Cat Ballou), dies of a heart attack at 63

Actor Lee Marvin
Actor
Lee Marvin