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

Sports record brokenBaseball 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

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1962-03-23 JFK visits San Francisco

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 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 All Star Maury Wills' base-stealing attempts
  • 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

Sports record brokenNBA Record

1962-11-03 Wilt Chamberlain of the San Francisco Warriors scores 72 points at the Los Angeles Lakers, then 4th-highest point total in NBA history; hits 29 field goals & 14 free throws; remains 6th highest game total

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

Murder of InterestClosure of Alcatraz

1963-03-21 Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay is closed

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The last prisoners walk down Broadway as Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary closes
The last prisoners walk down Broadway as Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary closes
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Music awardsGrammy Awards

1963-05-15 5th Grammy Awards: I Left My Heart In San Francisco, Robert Goulet wins

Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • 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

Sports record brokenNFL 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

NFL Running Back Gale Sayers
NFL Running Back
Gale Sayers
  • 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 concertMusic Concert

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

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin

Sport awardUS 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 (Candlestick Park, San Francisco)

  • 1966-09-26 "Staten Island" 1st icebreaker to enter San Francisco Bay

Sport awardNBA 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

NBA Small Forward Rick Barry
NBA Small Forward
Rick Barry
  • 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 pres Lou Spadia proposes NFL expand 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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
  • 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
  • 1976-11-25 The Band's farewell concert at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom
  • 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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Willie McCovey
Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Willie McCovey

Music ConcertSex Pistols' Break Up

1978-01-14 Sex Pistols' final concert held in Winterland, San Francisco

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Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
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  • 1978-03-21 San Francisco passes its and the U.S.' most comprehensive homosexual rights bill

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Historic CommunicationWhite 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.

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Rioters outside San Francisco City Hall on the night of May 21, 1979
Rioters outside San Francisco City Hall on the night of May 21, 1979
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  • 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

Sport awardNFC 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

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • 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 - 308 of 308

  • 1984-05-03 Cheryl Burke, American professional dancer (Dancing with the Stars), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1984-07-20 Troy Smith, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2006, Ohio State; NFL: Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1987-02-05 Darren Criss, American actor & singer-songwriter (Glee, The Assassination of Gianni Versace), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1987-02-26 Juliet Simms, American singer & songwriter (Automatic Loveletter), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestRichard Sherman

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

NFL Player Richard Sherman
NFL Player
Richard Sherman
  • 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