San Francisco in History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 473

  • 1960-10-03 San Francisco's White House department store is the 1st to accept BankAmericard

Baseball Record

1961-04-30 SF outfielder Willie Mays becomes just the 9th player in MLB history to hit 4 homers in one game in the Giants 14-4 win against the Braves in Milwaukee

  • 1961-06-14 106°F, hottest temperature in San Francisco
  • 1961-06-28 Phils and San Francisco set then record longest night game (5h11m) 7-7 15 innings tie
  • 1961-07-11 30th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 in 10 at Candlestick Park, San Francisco
  • 1961-08-01 New San Francisco Hall of Justice opens
  • 1961-12-02 Wind Bell, journal of San Francisco Zen Center, begins publishing
  • 1962-01-17 Roy Harris' 8th Symphony, premieres in San Francisco
  • 1962-01-21 Snow falls in San Francisco

Historic Event

1962-03-23 JFK visits San Francisco

  • 1962-04-12 San Mateo County withdraws from BART (San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit) district
  • 1962-08-11 LA Dodgers protest as San Francisco manager Alvin Dark orders Candlestick Park ground crew to water down base paths to hinder MLB All-Star Maury Wills' base-stealing attempts; Giants win 5-4
  • 1962-10-02 San Francisco Giants beat rival LA Dodgers, 8-7 in 4 hours 18 minutes in Game 2 NL tie-break series; longest 9-inning game in MLB history; Giants win series, 2-1

NBA Record

1962-11-03 SF Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain scores 72 points in 127-115 defeat to LA Lakers at LA Memorial Sports Arena; then 4th-highest point total in NBA history; remains 6th highest game total

  • 1962-12-10 Hunters Point (San Francisco) jitney ends service after 50 years

Grammy Awards

1963-05-15 5th Grammy Awards: "I Left My Heart In San Francisco"; Robert Goulet win

  • 1963-09-15 Alou brothers-Felipe, Matty, & Jesus-appear in San Francisco outfield for 1 inn
  • 1963-10-12 San Francisco's Oakland Bay Bridge converted to 1-way on each deck
  • 1963-12-02 1964 NFL Draft: Dave Parks from Texas Tech first pick by San Francisco 49ers
  • 1964-01-15 San Francisco Giants make champion outfielder Willie Mays the highest-paid player in baseball when they sign him to a new $105,000 per season contract
  • 1964-08-18 Beatles arrive in San Francisco, 2nd US visit
  • 1964-10-01 San Francisco cable cars declared a national landmark
  • 1964-10-05 San Francisco Fire Department Museum dedicated
  • 1965-01-15 One of the biggest trades in NBA history; San Francisco Warriors send Wilt Chamberlain to the Philadelphia 76ers for Connie Dierking, Lee Shaffer, Paul Neumann and cash
  • 1965-08-15 Japanese community of San Francisco holds Masanori Murakami Day at Candlestick Park to honor 1st Japanese player to play in major leagues
  • 1965-08-22 San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marachal hits LA Dodger catcher John Roseboro on the head with his bat causing a 14 minute brawl
  • 1965-11-01 1st concert at Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco
  • 1965-12-04 San Francisco Giant Masanori Murakami, 4-1 this year, does not renew his contract signing instead with the Nankai Hawks of Osaka for $40,000

NFL Record

1965-12-12 Chicago halfback Gale Sayers ties NFL record for most touchdowns in a game with 6 in 61–20 victory over San Francisco 49ers at Wrigley Field

  • 1966-04-30 Anton LaVey founds the Church of Satan in San Francisco, California
  • 1966-05-08 Last game at old Busch stadium, St Louis Card lose 10-5 to San Francisco

Music Concert

1966-06-10 Janis Joplin's 1st live concert (Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco)

  • 1966-06-10 Janis Joplin plays her 1st gig with Big Brother & The Holding Company, at Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, California

US Golf Open

1966-06-20 US Open Men's Golf, Olympic CC: Billy Casper erases a 7-stroke deficit on the final 9 holes to tie Arnold Palmer; wins Monday 18-hole playoff by 4 strokes

  • 1966-08-29 The Beatles' last public concert before a crowd of 25,000, and 7,000 unsold seats, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California
  • 1966-09-26 "Staten Island" 1st icebreaker to enter San Francisco Bay

NBA All-Star Game

1967-01-10 17th NBA All-Star Game, Cow Palace, San Francisco, Ca: West beats East, 135-120; MVP: Rick Barry, SF Warriors, SF

  • 1967-01-14 20,000 attend Human Be-In, San Francisco
  • 1967-04-07 Tom Donahue, San Francisco DJ begins new radio format - Progressive (KMPX-FM)
  • 1967-07-25 Construction begins on San Francisco MUNI METRO (Market Street subway)
  • 1967-10-06 Haight-Ashbury (San Francisco) hippies throw a funeral for "Hippie" to mark end of "the summer of love".
  • 1967-10-13 Seattle SuperSonics (now OKC Thunder) lose NBA debut game, 144-116 to the San Francisco Warriors at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum
  • 1968-01-02 KBHK TV channel 44 in San Francisco, California (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1968-03-22 Lynda Johnson ordered off San Francisco cable car for eating an ice cream cone
  • 1968-03-27 Japanese Trade & Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in San Francisco
  • 1968-04-01 KEMO (now KOFY) TV channel 20 in San Francisco, California (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1968-04-18 San Francisco's Old Hall of Justice demolished
  • 1968-06-17 KQEC TV channel 32 in San Francisco, California (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968-11-06 Students of San Francisco State Counsel go on strike
  • 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.
  • 1968-12-28 KVOF (KUDO, now KWBB) TV channel 38 in San Francisco, California (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1969-05-16 US nuclear sub Guitarro sinks off San Francisco
  • 1969-08-21 First Gap clothing store opens in Ocean Avenue, San Francisco
  • 1969-12-15 San Francisco Fire Department replaces leather helmets with plastic ones
  • 1970-02-13 NL offices begins move from Cincinnati to San Francisco (completed Feb 23)
  • 1970-03-13 San Francisco city employees begin 4-day strike
  • 1970-04-11 San Francisco beats Cincinnati 2-1, only day Reds aren't in 1st place in 1970
  • 1971-01-03 1st NFC Championship, Kezar Stadium, SF: 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'
  • 1971-04-14 Fort Point, San Francisco dedicated as a national historic site
  • 1971-04-26 San Francisco lightship replaced by automatic buoy
  • 1971-06-27 Bill Graham's New York rock venue Fillmore East closes down, to be succeeded by Fillmore West in San Francisco
  • 1971-10-16 Amphitheater in McLaren Park is dedicated in San Francisco
  • 1971-11-21 Richard Baker becomes teacher of San Francisco Zen Center
  • 1972-09-17 BART begins passenger service in San Francisco
  • 1973-03-24 San Francisco 49er president Lou Spadia proposes the NFL expands to 30 teams
  • 1973-12-11 NA Soccer League awards LA, San Francisco, Seattle & Vancouver franchises
  • 1974-07-01 1st Laura Ashley store in the US opens (San Francisco)
  • 1974-12-18 San Francisco Visitors Center at City Hall opens
  • 1975-09-18 Heiress-turned-bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in San Francisco

Assassination Attempt

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

Historic Event

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

  • 1976-03-04 MLB's San Francisco Giants are bought for $8 million by Bob Lurie and Bud Herseth
  • 1976-10-22 Rick Barry (San Francisco), begins then longest NBA free throw streak of 60
  • 1976-11-16 Rick Barry (San Francisco), ends then longest NBA free throw streak of 60

Music Concert

1976-11-25 The Band's farewell concert at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California; guest performers include Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, and the Staples Singers; concert film "The Last Waltz" directed by Martin Scorcese

  • 1976-12-13 Longest non-stop passenger airflight (Sydney to San Francisco 13h 14m)
  • 1977-02-08 Earthquake in San Francisco, at 5.0, strongest since 1966

Baseball Record

1977-08-01 San Francisco Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits NL record 18th MLB career grand slam

  • 1978-03-21 San Francisco passes its and the U.S.' most comprehensive homosexual rights bill

Historic Event

1978-03-22 Robert Frost Plaza, at California, Drumm & Market, San Francisco, dedicated

  • 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


1978-11-27 San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk assassinated by former Supervisor Dan White at City Hall

  • 1978-12-04 Dianne Feinstein is named as San Francisco's 1st female and Jewish mayor

White Night Riots

1979-05-21 Dan White convicted of the voluntary manslaughter of San Francisco mayor George Moscone and openly gay councilor Harvey Milk. The conviction on a lesser charge outraged the gay community and led to the White Night riots.

  • 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
  • 1980-06-11 K-Ingleside streetcar converts to METRO service (San Francisco)
  • 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

NFC Championship

1982-01-10 NFC Championship, Candlestick Park, SF: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys, 28-27; "The Catch" - iconic moment in NFL history - Dwight Clark makes fingertip catch for a TD from Joe Montana with 58" remaining; SF goes on to win Super Bowl

  • 1982-01-24 Super Bowl XVI, Pontiac Silverdome, Detroit, MI: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals, 26-21; MVP: Joe Montana, SF, QB
  • 1982-06-25 San Francisco holds its 1st County Fair
  • 1982-07-24 KHJ (LA) & KFRC (San Francisco) become 2nd & 3rd stereo AM stations
  • 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
  • 1982-09-21 San Francisco cable cars cease operations for 2 years of repairs

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 305 of 305

  • 1987-02-26 Juliet Simms, American singer & songwriter (Automatic Loveletter), born in San Francisco, California

Richard Sherman

1988-03-30 Richard Sherman, American NFL cornerback (San Francisco 49ers), born in Compton, California

  • 1990-12-23 Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, American actress, model, and singer, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1992-10-20 Danielle Kang, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 2017), born in San Francisco, California
  • 2179-01-22 Hikaru Walter Sulu, Fictional Star Trek character, born in San Francisco, California

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths