San Francisco in History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 271 of 271

  • 1968-12-09 NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco.
  • 1969-12-15 San Francisco Fire Dept replaces leather helmets with plastic ones
  • 1970-03-13 San Francisco city employees begin 4-day strike
  • 1971-01-03 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 17-10
  • 1971-01-27 Montgomery St Station, last link in Bay Area Rapid Transit in San Francisco, 'holed thru'
  • 1974-07-01 1st Laura Ashley store in the US opens (San Francisco)
  • 1974-12-18 San Francisco Visitors Center at City Hall opens

MurderAssassination Attempt

1975-09-22 Second assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Sara Jane Moore fails in San Francisco

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford

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1975-10-09 Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits San Francisco

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
Hirohito
  • 1977-02-08 Earthquake in San Francisco, at 5.0, strongest since 1966
  • 1978-01-14 Sex Pistols' final concert held in Winterland, San Francisco
  • 1978-03-21 San Francisco passes its and the U.S.' most comprehensive homosexual rights bill
  • 1978-06-25 First use of the rainbow flag, symbol of gay pride, made by Gilbert Baker at a march in San Francisco
  • 1978-10-04 Pier 39 opens in San Francisco
  • 1978-12-04 Dianne Feinstein is named as San Francisco's 1st female & Jewish mayor
  • 1979-12-16 68th Davis Cup: USA beats Italy in San Francisco (5-0)
  • 1979-12-31 Winterland Rock Concert Hall in San Francisco closes after 556 concerts
  • 1981-06-18 The AIDS epidemic is formally recognized by medical professionals in San Francisco, California
  • 1981-12-02 Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, opens at 11:30 AM

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1982-01-24 Super Bowl XVI: SF 49ers beat Cin Bengals, 26-21 in Pontiac Michigan, MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • 1982-06-25 San Francisco holds its 1st County Fair
  • 1982-08-28 The first Gay Games are held in San Francisco.
  • 1982-09-19 Streetcars stop running on Market St, San Francisco after 122 years of service
  • 1982-09-22 San Francisco's cable cars made a final run before closing down for 20-month
  • 1983-12-13 KYA-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KOIT
  • 1984-07-11 55th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Candlestick Park, San Francisco
  • 1984-07-18 Walter Mondale wins the Democratic Party presidential nomination in San Francisco
  • 1984-10-31 Puerto Rican tanker 'San Francisco' explodes spilling 2 million gallons of oil as ship caught fire
  • 1985-01-20 Super Bowl XIX: SF 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16 in Stanford Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

Film release premierFilm Premier

1985-05-22 "A View to a Kill", 14th James Bond film, last to star Roger Moore, also starring Grace Jones and Christopher Walken, premieres in San Francisco

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1987-09-17 Pope John Paul II arrives in San Francisco, meets with AIDS patients, and embraces an AIDS infected child

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1988-07-17 Highest temperature ever recorded in San Francisco, 103°F (39°C)

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1989-01-22 Super Bowl XXIII: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals 20-16 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Jerry Rice, San Francisco, WR

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice

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1989-01-22 After winning his third Super Bowl as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, Bill Walsh retires

American Football Coach Bill Walsh
American Football Coach
Bill Walsh
  • 1989-10-21 Buck Helm found alive after being buried 4 days, in San Francisco earthquake
  • 1990-01-28 Super Bowl XXIV: SF 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
  • 1992-12-06 San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice catches NFL record 101st touchdown

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1992-12-06 San Francisco Giants renege on $43 million pact with Barry Bonds

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 1994-09-05 San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice catches NFL record 127th touchdown pass
  • 1994-11-04 San Francisco: First conference that focuses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web.
  • 1995-01-29 Super Bowl XXIX: SF 49ers beat San Diego Chargers, 49-26 in Miami, MVP: Steve Young, San Francisco, QB
  • 1997-02-20 San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds signs record $22.9M 2 year contract
  • 1997-10-23 At 6:11 AM San Francisco experiences a power blackout due to sabotage
  • 1998-08-02 San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds is hit by a pitch and charges the mound, causing a bench-clearing brawl
  • 2000-04-11 AT&T Park in San Francisco, Minute Maid Park in Houston, and Comerica Park in Detroit open.
  • 2001-01-09 Apple announced iTunes at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, for organizing and playing digital music and videos
  • 2002-10-27 Anaheim Angels defeat San Francisco Giants 4-3 in baseball's World Series championship, MVP: Troy Glaus, Anaheim

Film release premierFilm Release

2003-06-10 "Wicked", starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, officially opens at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco

Actress/Singer Idina Menzel
Actress/Singer
Idina Menzel
  • 2004-02-12 The city of San Francisco, California begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.
  • 2005-01-10 A mudslide occurs in La Conchita, California, killing 10 people, injuring many more and closing the Highway 101, the main coastal corridor between San Francisco and Los Angeles, for 10 days.
  • 2005-04-23 2005 NFL Draft: Alex Smith from University of Utah first pick from San Francisco 49ers

  • 2005-10-02 NFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2006-08-24 After signing a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers, Jerry Rice officially retires from the NFL
  • 2007-07-10 78th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-4 at AT&T Park, San Francisco
  • 2007-08-07 Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron's record by hitting his 756th home run.

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2008-09-19 Greg Maddux pitches his 5,000th career inning against the San Francisco Giants

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux

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2009-04-25 Elijah Wood is honored with the Midnight Award by the San Francisco International Film Festival

  • 2010-10-23 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 2
  • 2010-11-01 MLB World Series: San Francisco Giants defeat Texas Rangers to win 4-1
  • 2012-06-13 San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain pitches first perfect game in the franchise's history against the Houston Astros
  • 2012-10-28 MLB World Series: San Francisco Giants defeat the Detroit Tigers to win 4-0
  • 2013-02-03 Super Bowl XLVII: Baltimore Ravens beat San Francisco 49ers, 34-31 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome MVP: Joe Flacco, Baltimore, QB
  • 2013-07-06 3 people are killed and 181 are injured after a Boeing 777 crash lands at San Francisco Airport
  • 2014-10-21 San Francisco Giants win game one of the 2014 World Series
  • 2014-10-28 Kansas City Royals defeat the San Francisco Giants 10–0 in the 6th game to tie the 2014 World Series 3-3
  • 2014-10-29 San Francisco Giants win the 2014 World Series
  • 2015-06-09 Chris Heston of the San Francisco Giants becomes the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the 2015 MLB season
  • 2015-09-09 Apple unveils the iPad Pro and iPhone 6S in San Francisco
  • 2016-01-25 British rowing team becomes first female crew and first crew of four to cross the Pacific, San Francisco to Cairns in 257 days
  • 2016-04-05 San Francisco becomes the first US city to mandate paid parental leave
  • 2016-08-26 San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick kneels in protest during the US national anthem at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium while playing against the San Diego Chargers, objecting to racial injustice and police brutality in the US

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