Colorado in History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 110

  • 1540-08-25 Explorer Hernando de Alarcon travels up Colorado River
  • 1806-11-15 Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak in Colorado
  • 1848-05-30 Mexico ratifies treaty giving US; New Mexico, California & parts of Nevada, Utah, Arizona & Colorado in return for $15 million
  • 1861-02-02 The "Organized Incorporated Territory of Nevada" is created, lasting until October 31st, 1864
  • 1861-09-13 1st naval battle of Civil War, Union frigate "Colorado" sinks privateer "Judah" off Pensacola, Fla
  • 1864-11-29 Sand Creek Massacre, Colorado militia kills about 150 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians including Cheyenne chief One-Eye
  • 1865-10-14 Cheyennes & Arapahos sign "peace treaty" then chased out Colorado
  • 1869-08-01 1st voyage down Colorado River
  • 1870-08-15 Transcontinental Railway actually completed in Colorado
  • 1876-08-01 Colorado becomes 38th state of the Union
  • 1888-07-11 118°F (48°C), Bennett, Colorado (state record)
  • 1888-12-18 Richard Wetherill and his brother in-law discover the ancient Anasazi ruins of Mesa Verde, Colorado
  • 1889-10-02 In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West.
  • 1893-07-22 Katharine Lee Bates writes "America the Beautiful" in Colorado
  • 1893-11-07 US State Colorado accepts female suffrage
  • 1894-02-07 The Cripple Creek miners' strike, led by the Western Federation of Miners, begins in Cripple Creek, Colorado

  • 1896-04-25 Fight in Central Dance Hall starts fire at Cripple Creek, Colorado
  • 1896-05-04 Grease fire ignites half ton of dynamite at Cripple Creek, Colorado
  • 1896-05-14 Lowest US temperature in May recorded (-10°F /-23°C at Climax, Colorado)
  • 1903-11-23 Colorado Governor James Peabody sends the state militia into the town of Cripple Creek to break up a miners' strike.
  • 1904-08-07 Train derails on bridge in Eden, Colorado, during a flash flood, kills 96
  • 1904-10-29 First intercity trucking service (Colorado City & Snyder, Texas)
  • 1915-01-26 Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, is established
  • 1915-10-04 Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado & Utah is established

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1919-09-25 US President Woodrow Wilson suffers a breakdown in Colorado, his health never recovers

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1921-04-18 Junior Achievement incorporated in Colorado Spring
  • 1921-06-03 A sudden cloudburst kills 120 near Pikes Peak, Colorado
  • 1938-03-16 Temple defeats Colorado to win 1st NIT

World RecordMiracle Mike!

1945-09-10 Mike the Headless Chicken is decapitated in Fruita, Colorado; he survives for another 18 months before choking to death.
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Mike the headless chicken
Mike the headless chicken
  • 1952-07-18 KWGN TV channel 2 in Denver, Colorado (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1952-12-02 First human birth televised to public on KOA-TV Denver, Colorado
  • 1952-12-07 KKTV TV channel 11 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1953-06-13 KOAA TV channel 5 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1953-09-21 KRDO TV channel 13 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1955-07-11 New USAF Academy dedicated at Lowry AFB in Colorado with 300 cadets
  • 1955-11-01 Time bomb aboard United DC-6 kills 44 above Longmont, Colorado
  • 1955-11-28 1956 NFL Draft: Gary Glick from University of Colorado A&M first pick by Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 1957-03-03 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs won by Markham & Jones of Great Britian
  • 1957-03-03 Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Wagner & Paul of Canada
  • 1957-03-03 Men's Figure Skating Champ in Colorado Springs won by David Jenkins of the USA
  • 1957-03-03 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Colorado Springs won by Carol Heiss (US)

  • 1957-06-11 12 die in a train crash in Vroman, Colorado
  • 1958-08-29 US Air Force Academy's permanent site opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1959-02-28 Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Barbara Wagner and Robert Paul of Canada, their 3rd title
  • 1959-02-28 Men's World Figure Skating Championship in Colorado Springs won by David Jenkins USA
  • 1959-06-03 1st US Air Force Academy graduation in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1965-06-17 11.08" (28.14 cm) of rainfall, Holly, Colorado (state 24-hour record)
  • 1966-12-01 Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Maryland to Boulder, Colorado
  • 1967-04-25 Abortion legalized in Colorado

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1967-06-14 California Governor Ronald Reagan signs the Therapeutic Abortion Act, legalizing abortions in the state under certain circumstances, the second state after Colorado to do so

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1967-07-23 First successful liver transplant, on 19 month old Julie Rodriguez by Dr Starzl at the University of Colorado
  • 1969-02-28 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs won by Towler & Ford of Great Britain
  • 1969-02-28 Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Rodnina & Ulanov of the Soviet Union
  • 1969-02-28 Ladies Figure Skating Champion in Colorado Springs won by Gabriele Seyfert of Great Britain
  • 1969-02-28 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Colorado Springs won by Tim Wood of USA
  • 1969-09-10 US performs nuclear test at Grand Valley Colorado
  • 1970-09-07 Donald Boyles sets record for highest parachute jump from a bridge, by leaping off of 1,053' Royal George Bridge in Colorado
  • 1971-02-03 KTSC TV channel 8 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1971-11-09 John List kills family & moves to Colorado

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1973-03-08 Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest and US longest, opens 60km west of Denver, Colorado

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1973-05-17 US performs 3 nuclear tests at Rifle Colorado
  • 1975-03-15 Bundy victim Julie Cunningham disappears from Vail, Colorado
  • 1975-04-06 Bundy victim Denise Oliverson disappears from Grand Junction, Colorado
  • 1975-06-30 Bundy victim Shelley Robertson disappears in Colorado
  • 1976-06-28 1st woman was admitted to Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1977-12-17 Rookie defenseman Barry Beck scores first career hat trick and adds an assist in Colorado Rockies' 5-1 win v Minnesota North Stars; sets NHL record for rookie defensemen with a goal in his 6th straight game

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1977-12-31 Ted Bundy escapes from jail in Colorado

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy
  • 1978-07-14 Allen Ginsburg completes "Plutonian Ode" - blocks trainload of fissile material headed for Rockwell's nuclear bomb trigger factory, Colorado
  • 1982-05-27 New owners purchase NHL Colorado Rockies, & get approval to move them to NJ Meadowlands (Devils)
  • 1983-07-03 American Calvin Smith sets new world record of 9.93 for 100m in Colorado Springs, beats Jim Hines 1968 mark by 0.02 seconds
  • 1985-02-01 -61°F (-52°C), Maybell, Colorado (state record)
  • 1987-12-02 Jennifer Steele, 17, of Colorado becomes Miss Teen of America [Approx]
  • 1991-01-02 Colorado wins its 1st AP national title poll
  • 1991-03-03 United Airlines 737 crashes near Colorado Springs, kills 25
  • 1991-07-05 MLB owners approve Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins as new NL franchises to start play in 1993
  • 1991-12-01 Colorado party wins Paraguay parliamentary election
  • 1992-06-01 Snowfall in Colorado
  • 1992-06-16 Colorado Rockies 1st minor league team's (Bend Oregon in Class A) game
  • 1992-10-27 Don Baylor appointed 1st manager of Colorado Rockies
  • 1993-04-05 A win and a loss for MLB expansion teams in their debut games; Florida Marlins beat LA Dodgers, 6-3 in Miami; the Colorado Rockies lose to Mets, 3-0 in NYC
  • 1993-04-09 Colorado Rockies 1st home game & 1st victory, 11-4 over Mont Expos
  • 1994-05-08 Colorado Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) 1st game
  • 1994-06-26 104°F (40°C) at Denver, Colorado
  • 1994-12-10 60th Heisman Trophy Award: Rashaan Salaam, Colorado (RB)
  • 1995-04-02 North & Western Colorado begins using new area code 970
  • 1995-10-01 NY Yankees (AL) and Colorado Rockies (NL) become first wild-card teams in new MLB playoff system; Rox are first team to reach postseason before 7th year; post best ever record for a 3rd-year team, 10 games over .500 (77-67)

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1996-01-17 Detroit center Steve Yzerman scores his 500th career NHL goal as the Red Wings beat Colorado, 3-2 at Joe Louis Arena and joins Gordie Howe as the only players to score 500 goals for Detroit

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • 1996-05-11 Florida Marlin Al Leiter no hits Colorado Rockies, 11-0
  • 1996-09-17 Dodger Hideo Nomo no-hits Colorado Rockies, 9-0 at Coors Field
  • 1996-12-26 Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey is found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family's home in Boulder, Colorado
  • 1998-03-31 Expansion clubs, Tampa Bay and Arizona both suffer bad losses in their MLB debuts; Devil Rays lose, 11-6 to the Detroit Tigers and the Diamondbacks fall, 9-2 to Colorado Rockies
  • 1998-10-19 The Earth Liberation Front sets fire to Vail Mountain ski resort in Colorado, causing $12 million in damage
  • 1999-04-20 Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School, Colorado
  • 2001-02-04 51st NHL All-Star Game, Pepsi Centre, Denver, CO: North America beats World, 14-12; MVP: Bill Guerin, Boston Bruins, RW
  • 2001-05-25 32-year-old Erik Weihenmayer, of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest

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2003-07-04 LA Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant is arrested in Eagle, Colorado for sexual assault, charges eventually dismissed

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • 2004-09-01 Sexual assault charge against LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant is dropped by the Eagle County District Attorney's offices in Colorado after the victim decides not to participate
  • 2007-10-28 Boston Red Sox beats Colorado, 4-3 in Game 4 at Coors Field, Denver to sweep the Rockies and win their 2nd Baseball World Series in 4 years; Boston 3rd baseman Mike Lowell MVP
  • 2012-07-20 12 people are killed and 59 injured after a gunman opens fire at a Dark Knight movie premier in Aurora, Colorado,
  • 2013-04-20 5 snowboarders are killed by an avalanche in Loveland Pass, Colorado

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 209

  • 1860-07-28 Elias M. Ammons, governor of Colorado, born in Macon County, North Carolina (d. 1925)
  • 1871-11-09 Florence Sabin, American Scientist who was the first woman to graduate from Johns Hopkins and the first lifetime woman member of the National Academy of Sciences, born in Central City, Colorado (d. 1953)
  • 1873-01-10 Jack O'Neill, Irish-born baseball player, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1935)
  • 1873-03-19 Arthur Hoyt, American actor and director (Gold Dust Gertie, Goldie Get Along), born in Georgetown, Colorado (d. 1953)
  • 1873-08-19 Fred Stone, renowned American circus performer and broadway actor (Alice Adams), born in Longmont, Colorado (d. 1959)
  • 1880-11-14 Eugene O'Brien, American actor (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), born inBoulder, Colorado (d. 1966)
  • 1883-04-01 Leonidas "Lon" Chaney, American actor nicknamed "the man of a 1000 faces" (The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, The Phantom of the Opera), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1930)
  • 1883-05-23 Douglas Fairbanks, American actor (The Mark of Zorro, 3 Musketeers, Robin Hood), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1939)
  • 1885-11-19 Erskine Sanford, American actor (Citizen Kane, Angel on My Shoulder), born in Trinidad, Colorado (d. 1969)
  • 1886-02-10 Olin Howland, American actor (Gone with the Wind, Them!, Circus Boy), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1959)
  • 1886-04-10 Val Paul, American actor and director (Suspense, The Phantom Thief), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1962)
  • 1886-10-17 Spring Byington, American actress (December Bride), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1971)
  • 1888-06-27 Antoinette Perry, American actress and theater director, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1946)
  • 1890-03-28 Paul Whiteman "The King of Jazz", American orchestra leader (George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue"), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1967)
  • 1892-09-28 Ruth Stonehouse, American silent film actress and director (Dorothy Dares), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1941)
  • 1892-11-06 Harold Ross, American magazine editor and co-founded The New Yorker, born in Aspen, Colorado (d. 1951)

Person of interestJack Dempsey

1895-06-24 Jack Dempsey, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1919-26), born in Manassa, Colorado (d. 1983)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • 1896-02-22 Enid Markey, American actress, 1st to play Tarzan's Jane, born in Dillon, Colorado (d. 1981)

Person of interestEddie Eagan

1897-04-26 Eddie Eagan, American boxer (Olympic gold 1920) and bobsledder (Olympic gold 1932), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1967)

Boxer and Bobsledder Eddie Eagan
Boxer and Bobsledder
Eddie Eagan
  • 1898-12-06 Herman Shumlin, American Broadway producer, director and actor (Watch on the Rhine), born in Atwood, Colorado (d. 1979)
  • 1899-04-09 James Smith McDonnell, American aviator and engineer, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1980)
  • 1899-06-29 Lester Vail, American actor (Dance Fools Dance, Consolation Marriage), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1959)
  • 1902-02-12 William D Revelli, Spring Gulch Colorado, band leader
  • 1902-07-05 Frank Waters, American writer, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1995)
  • 1902-12-13 Talcott Parsons, American sociologist, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1979)
  • 1903-04-09 Ward Bond, American actor (Wagon Train, It's a Wonderful Life), born in Benkelman, Nebraska (d. 1960)
  • 1904-02-12 Ted Mack, TV host (Original Amateur Hour), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1905-01-17 Grant Withers, American actor (Rio Grande, Oklahoma, Annie), born in Pueblo, Colorado (d. 1959)
  • 1906-06-28 Safford Cape, American-Belgian conductor, composer and music historian, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1973)
  • 1906-07-03 Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer known as "The World's Tallest Man," born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1952)
  • 1906-07-09 Walter Sande, American actor (To Have and Have Not), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1971)
  • 1906-09-06 Raymond Keane, American actor (Midnight Sun, Love Eagle), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1973)
  • 1906-10-11 Dutch Clark, American NFL hall of fame QB (Spartans, Detroit), born in Fowler, Colorado (d. 1978)
  • 1907-08-03 Irene Tedrow, American actress (Lucy-Dennis the Menace, Mr Novak), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1995)
  • 1908-04-23 Frederick Hawkins, American dancer and choreographer, born in Trinidad, Colorado (d. 1994)
  • 1908-04-24 Marceline Day [Newlin], American actress (The Cameraman, The Arm of the Law), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 2000)
  • 1908-12-17 Willard Libby, American chemist who developed radiocarbon dating (Nobel 1960), born in Grand Valley, Colorado (d. 1980)
  • 1909-04-08 John Fante, Italian-American author and screenwriter (Wait Until Spring, Bandini, Ask the Dust, Full of Life), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1983)
  • 1909-12-14 Edward L Tatum, American molecular geneticist and biochemist (Nobel Prize 1958), born in Boulder, Colorado (d. 1975)
  • 1909-12-24 Adam Popovich, American composer, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1912-06-18 Glen Morris, American Olympic track and field champion (Olympic gold, 1936) and actor (Tarzan, Hold That Co-ed), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1974)
  • 1912-09-07 David Packard, American electronic engineer and businessman, born in Pueblo, Colorado (d. 1996)
  • 1912-11-27 Connie Sawyer [Rosie Cohen], American actress known as "The Clown Princess of Comedy" (Pineapple Express, Dumb and Dumber), born in Pueblo, Colorado (d. 2018)
  • 1913-06-13 Ralph Edwards, American TV host (This is Your Life), born in Merino, Colorado (d. 2005)
  • 1914-06-14 Pauline Moore [Joless Love], American actress (Colorado, Young Mr. Lincoln), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 1914-08-30 Julie Bishop [Jacqueline Wells], American actress (My Hero, Northern Pursuit, Threat), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2001)
  • 1915-12-29 Charles L. Harness, American sci-fi author (Paradox Men, Wolfhead), born in Colorado City, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1916-04-04 David White, American actor (Larry Tate-Bewitched), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1990)
  • 1916-07-02 Ken Curtis, [Curtis Gates], actor (Ripcord, Festus - Gunsmoke), born in Lamar, Colorado (d. 1991)
  • 1916-11-04 Ruth Handler [née Mosko], American toy manufacturer (invented the Barbie doll), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2002)
  • 1917-05-28 Marshall Reed, American actor (The Madmen of Mandoras, Mysterious Island), born in Englewood, Colorado (d. 1980)
  • 1917-06-08 Byron White, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1962-93), born in Fort Collins, Colorado (d. 2002)
  • 1917-07-08 Glenn Langan, American actor (Amazing Colossal Man, Margie, Jungle Heat, Rapture), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1991)
  • 1919-10-23 Katie Lee, American folk singer, environmentalist and author (Colorado River Songs), born in Aledo, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1921-01-17 Dehl Berti, Chiricahua Apache actor (Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Guns of Paradise), born in Pueblo, Colorado (d. 1991)
  • 1922-07-19 Harold Camping, American evangelist and founder of Family Radio, born in Boulder, Colorado (d. 2013)
  • 1923-07-29 Gordon Mitchell [Charles Allen Pendleton], American actor and bodybuilder (Sinbad), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2003)
  • 1924-04-07 Nick Perito, orchestra leader (Don Knotts Show, Big Show), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1925-05-01 Scott Carpenter, American astronaut (Mercury 7-Aurora 7), born in Boulder, Colorado (d. 2013)
  • 1925-08-06 Barbara Bates, American actress (All About Eve, It's a Great Life), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1969)
  • 1927-01-04 Barbara Rush, American actress (Marsha-Peyton Place, It Came From Outer Space, Flamingo Road), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1927-10-10 Thomas Wilson, Scottish composer, born in Trinidad, Colorado (d. 2001)
  • 1928-03-20 Jerome Cousins Biffle, long jumper (Olympic gold 1952), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1928-10-30 Ernest Flatt, American choreographer (Carol Burnett Show), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1995)
  • 1929-05-04 Sydney M. Lamb, American linguist (Stratificational grammar), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1931-05-09 Vance DeVoe Brand, astro (Apollo 18, STS-5, 41B, 35), born in Longmont, Colorado
  • 1931-08-30 John Leonard Swigert Jr., American astronaut (Apollo 13), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1982)
  • 1931-12-03 Jaye P Morgan, American pop singer, actress and game show panelist (Gong Show, Night Patrol), born in Mancos, Colorado
  • 1932-02-01 John Hart, American TV journalist (CBS News Retrospective, NBC News), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1932-07-31 John Searle, American philosopher, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1932-08-22 Gerald P Carr, Col USMC/astronaut (Skylab 4), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1932-12-01 Robert T Herres, USAF/astronaut, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1933-04-13 Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Cheyenne-American politician (Sen-D Colorado), born in Auburn, California
  • 1933-05-23 John Browning, American pianist (Leventritt Award-1956), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2003)
  • 1933-08-19 Debra Paget [Debralee Griffin], American actress (Love Me Tender), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1934-02-20 Bobby Unser, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1968, 75, 81), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1934-06-26 Dave Grusin, American composer and pianist, born in Littleton, Colorado
  • 1935-02-13 Tommy Jacobs, American golfer (4 PGA Tour titles), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1935-04-16 Haskell Sadler, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1994)
  • 1935-04-18 Joel Hefley, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Colorado), born in Ardmore, Oklahoma
  • 1935-08-03 Richard Lamm, American politician (38th Governor of Colorado), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1935-09-17 Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), born in La Junta Colorado (d. 2001)
  • 1936-05-09 Terry Drinkwater, American TV newsman (CBS), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1989)
  • 1937-01-08 Robert Moran, American composer, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1939-09-05 Donna Anderson [Knaflich], American actress (On the Beach), born in Gunnison, Gunnison County Colorado
  • 1939-11-18 Tom Johnson, American composer (Nine Bells), born in Greeley, Colorado
  • 1940-07-23 Gary Stites, American rock vocalist (Lonely For You), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1940-07-30 Pat Schroeder, American politician (Rep-D-Colorado, 1973-97), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1942-04-03 Michael Elliott, American skier (Olympics 1968), born in Durango, Colorado
  • 1942-07-21 Patricia Elliott, actress (Renee-Empire, One Life to Live), born in Gunnison Colorado (d. 2015)
  • 1943-02-22 David Skaggs, American politician (Rep-D-Colorado), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1943-04-30 Bob Livingston, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1943-05-31 Wayne Carson, country musician and songwriter (Always On My Mind), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2015)
  • 1943-10-01 Jerry Martini [Gerald L. Martini], American saxophonist (Sly and the Family Stone), born in Denver, Colorado

Person of interestJohn Kerry

1943-12-11 John Kerry, US Secretary of State (2013-17) and 2004 presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, born in Aurora, Colorado

US Secretary of State John Kerry
US Secretary of State
John Kerry
  • 1944-07-15 Jan-Michael Vincent, actor (Hooper, Tribes, Buster & Billie), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1944-08-08 Michael Johnson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, born in Alamosa, Colorado
  • 1946-03-12 Frank Welker, American voice actor (Scooby-Doo, Curious George), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1946-06-28 John "Mike" Lounge, astr (STS 51-I, STS 26, STS 35), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1947-11-29 Ronnie Montrose, American rock guitarist (Montrose, Gamma), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2012)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1916-07-01 Dwight Eisenhower marries Mary `Mamie' Geneva Doud in Denver, Colorado

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

LoveWedding of Interest

1956-08-19 Actor Christopher Plummer (26) weds actress Tammy Grimes (22) at Cherokee Castle in Sedalia, Colorado

LoveWedding of Interest

1960-07-11 Actress Gene Tierney (39) weds oil baron W. Howard Lee in Aspen, Colorado

Actress Gene Tierney
Actress
Gene Tierney
  • 1997-09-06 "Desperate Housewives" actress Felicity Huffman (34) weds "Fargo" actor William H. Macy (47) in Woody Creek, Colorado

LoveWedding of Interest

2000-12-31 Actress Kate Hudson (21) weds Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson (34) in Aspen, Colorado

Actress Kate Hudson
Actress
Kate Hudson

LoveWedding of Interest

2004-09-25 Academy Award winning actor Kevin Costner (49) weds model and handbag designer Christine Baumgartner (30) at his 165-acre ranch in Aspen, Colorado

  • 2006-03-25 Olympic gold medal freestyle skier Jonny Moseley (30) weds Malia Rich in Telluride, Colorado
  • 2006-04-02 NBC "Weekend Today" anchor Campbell Brown (38) weds FOX News contributor Dan Senor (34) at the Beaver Creek Chapel in Beaver Creek, Colorado
  • 2006-07-29 "Providence" actress Paula Cale (36) weds screenwriter Michael Lisbe at Sopris Mountain Ranch in Basalt, Colorado

LoveWedding of Interest

2006-10-07 Comedian-actor Tim Allen (53) weds actress Jane Hajduk (39) at an outdoor ceremony in Grand Lake, Colorado

Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen
  • 2011-09-04 Fashion model and designer Lauren Bush (28) weds David Lauren (40), son of fashion designer Ralph Lauren at the 17,000 acre farm in Colorado
  • 2012-06-30 "The Doctors" co-host Travis Stork (40) weds pediatrician Dr. Charlotte Brown in Colorado
  • 2015-12-23 Musician Richard Marx (53) weds TV host and model Daisy Fuentes (50) in Aspen, Colorado

Famous Deaths

  • 1969-02-09 [George] Gabby Hayes, actor (Albuquerque, Colorado), dies at 83
  • 1996-12-25 Jon Benet Ramsey, Colorado child beauty queen, murdered at 6
  • 2001-12-07 Pauline Moore [Joless Love], American actress (Colorado, Young Mr. Lincoln), dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 87
  • 2017-11-01 Katie Lee, American folk singer, environmentalist and author (Colorado River Songs), dies at 98