San Francisco in History (Part 5)

Historical Events

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  • 1982-09-22 San Francisco's cable cars made a final run before closing down for 20-month
  • 1983-12-08 Richard Baker, Zen teacher, steps down from abbotship of San Francisco Zen Center
  • 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

Presidential Convention

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

Super Bowl

1985-01-20 Super Bowl XIX, Stanford Stadium, Stanford, CA: San Francisco 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16; MVP: Joe Montana, SF, QB

Film Premiere

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

  • 1986-10-02 Astros starter Mike Scott finishes MLB regular season with 306 strikeouts with 8 in a 2-1 win in San Francisco; 3rd NL pitcher to reach 300 in a season

US Golf Open

1987-06-21 US Open Men's Golf, Olympic Club: Scott Simpson passes and holds off 1982 champion Tom Watson on the Lake Course to win his only major title by 1 stroke

Papal Visit

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

  • 1987-09-20 San Francisco wide receiver Dwight Clark's NFL record streak of 105 consecutive games with a reception ends in 49ers 27-26 victory in Cincinnati
  • 1988-02-10 3-judge panel of 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco strikes down Army's ban on homosexuals (later overturned by appeal)
  • 1988-07-17 Highest temperature ever recorded in San Francisco, 103°F (39°C)
  • 1988-07-31 Miami Dolphins beat San Francisco 49ers, 27-21 in the American Bowl at London's Wembley Stadium

Super Bowl

1989-01-22 Super Bowl XXIII, Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, FL: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals, 20-16; MVP: Jerry Rice, SF, WR

Super Bowl

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

  • 1989-09-10 Indianapolis running back Eric Dickerson rushes for 106 yards against San Francisco to become the fastest player to top the 10,000 yard plateau; 91st career game
  • 1989-10-17 Earthquake in San Francisco (6.9) cancels 3rd game of World Series, kills 67
  • 1989-10-21 Buck Helm found alive after being buried 4 days, in San Francisco earthquake
  • 1989-10-28 Baseball World Series: Oakland A's beat San Francisco, 9-6 at Candlestick Park to sweep Giants in earthquake affected "Bay Bridge Series"; MVP: A's pitcher Dave Stewart
  • 1989-11-01 "Les Miserables" opens at Curran Theatre, San Francisco
  • 1990-01-28 Super Bowl XXIV, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA: San Francisco 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10; MVP: Joe Montana, SF, QB
  • 1990-09-02 Steve Allen, installed as a new abbot of Hartford St Zen Center, San Francisco
  • 1991-11-30 93 cars and 11 truck accident near San Francisco during a dust storm, 17 die
  • 1992-08-07 San Francisco Giants announce sale of MLB franchise to group of Tampa Bay investors; move blocked by other investors
  • 1992-12-06 San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice catches NFL record 101st touchdown in a 27-3 win over Miami Dolphins at Candlestick Park

Agreement of Interest

1992-12-06 San Francisco Giants sign record $43million USD pact with Pirates MLB outfielder Barry Bonds

  • 1994-01-03 Steve Young of the San Francisco 49ers becomes first quarterback to win 3 straight NFL passing titles despite a 37-34 OT loss to the Philadelphia Eagles; first to lodge 3 consecutive passer ratings of 100+
  • 1994-09-05 SF wide receiver Jerry Rice catches 2 touchdown passes and runs for another score in 49ers' 44-14 rout of the Raiders; surpasses Jim Brown as NFL's career TD leader with 127
  • 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, Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, FL: San Francisco 49ers beat San Diego Chargers, 49-26; MVP: Steve Young, SF, QB
  • 1996-11-03 San Francisco 49ers receiver Jerry Rice grabs 3 passes for 45 yards and a TD to become 1st player in NFL history to reach 1,000 career receptions in 24-17 win over New Orleans Saints; finishes career with 1,549
  • 1997-01-15 San Francisco head coach George Seifert announces his resignation after 8 highly-successful NFL seasons with the 49ers: winningest coach in team history at 108-35; 2 Super Bowl titles
  • 1997-02-20 San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds signs record $22.9M 2 year contract
  • 1997-03-11 San Francisco Giant J T Snow suffers a fractured eye socket when hit by a pitch
  • 1997-10-23 At 6:11 AM San Francisco experiences a power blackout due to sabotage
  • 1998-04-05 The Arizona Diamondbacks record their first win in team history with a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants in Phoenix, AZ; ends second-worst start ever (0-5) by an expansion team
  • 2000-04-11 AT&T Park in San Francisco, Minute Maid Park in Houston, and Comerica Park in Detroit open.
  • 2000-05-01 Barry Bonds is first MLB player to hit a homer into San Francisco Bay as Giants beat Mets, 10-3; hits 35 there during his SF career
  • 2001-01-09 Apple announced iTunes at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, for organizing and playing digital music and videos
  • 2001-10-03 San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds Is walked for the 171st time in 11-8 win at Houston; breaks Babe Ruth's 1923 MLB single-season record for walks
  • 2002-10-27 Baseball World Series: Anaheim beats San Francisco Giants, 4-1 in Game 7 at Edison Field to win Angels' first title; MVP: Anaheim 1st baseman Troy Glaus

Film Release

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

Historic Event

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.

Sports History

2004-08-07 Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux enters the history books with his 300th career win in the Chicago's 8-4 triumph v San Francisco at SBC Park

  • 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 NFL Draft: University of Utah quarterback Alex Smith first pick by San Francisco 49ers
  • 2005-10-02 NFL plays first regular season game outside the 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
  • 2007-08-04 San Francisco slugger Barry Bonds homers off Clay Hensley in 2nd inning of 3-2 loss to San Diego to tie Hank Aaron’s 33 year-old MLB career home run record of 755
  • 2007-08-07 San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds hits his 756th career home run to break Hank Aaron's long-standing MLB record
  • 2008-09-19 Greg Maddux pitches his 5,000th career inning against the San Francisco Giants

Film & TV History

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 Baseball World Series: San Francisco beats Texas Rangers, 3-1 in Game 5 at Arlington to clinch Giants first title since relocating from NYC in 1958; MVP: SF shortstop Édgar Rentería

Baseball Record

2012-06-13 San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain pitches first perfect game in the franchise's history against the Houston Astros

  • 2012-10-28 Baseball World Series: San Francisco beats Detroit, 4-3 in 10 innings in Game 4 at Comerica Park; sweep Tigers, 4-0 for Giants' 2nd title in 3 years; MVP: SF 3rd baseman Pablo Sandoval
  • 2013-02-03 Super Bowl XLVII, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, New Orleans, LA: Baltimore Ravens beat San Francisco 49ers, 34-31; 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

NFC Championship

2014-01-19 NFC Championship, CenturyLink Field, Seattle: Seattle Seahawks beat San Francisco 49ers, 23-17

  • 2014-10-29 Baseball World Series: San Francisco beats Kansas City Royals, 3-2 in Game 7 at Kauffman Field, KC to win Giants' 3rd title in 5 years; MVP: SF starter Madison Bumgarner
  • 2015-06-09 Chris Heston of the San Francisco Giants becomes first pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the 2015 MLB season; blanks New York Mets, 5-0
  • 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

Sports History

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

  • 2018-08-10 Landmark case against weed killer Roundup, San Francisco court awards groundsman Dewayne Johnson $289 million against Monsanto for giving him terminal cancer
  • 2019-05-14 San Francisco is the first city to vote to ban use of facial recognition
  • 2019-06-25 San Francisco, California is the first major US city to ban e-cigarettes
  • 2020-01-16 Former Sacramento State softball player Alyssa Nakken becomes first woman to hold a coaching position on a MLB staff when named an assistant by the San Francisco Giants
  • 2020-01-19 NFC Championship, Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California: San Francisco 49ers beat Green Bay Packers, 37-20

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