Colorado Springs in History

Colorado: Denver - Longmont

Historical Events

  • 1921-04-18 Junior Achievement incorporated in Colorado Spring
  • 1954-04-01 US Air Force Academy established
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1976-06-28 1st woman was admitted to Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 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
  • 1991-03-03 United Airlines 737 crashes near Colorado Springs, kills 25
  • 2015-11-27 Robert Lewis Dear (57) shots 3 dead and wounds 9 at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Famous Birthdays

  • 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)
  • 1886-10-17 Spring Byington, American actress (December Bride), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1971)
  • 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)
  • 1908-04-24 Marceline Day [Newlin], American actress (The Cameraman, The Arm of the Law), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 2000)
  • 1914-07-22 Cecil Effinger, American composer, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1990)
  • 1926-07-08 John Dingell, American politician (D-Michigan, 1955-2015), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 2019)
  • 1934-02-20 Bobby Unser, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1968, 75, 81), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1943-04-30 Bob Livingston, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1951-07-05 Rich "Goose" Gossage, American Baseball Hall of Fame relief pitcher (9-time All Star), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1951-12-31 Tom Hamilton, American rock bassist (Aerosmith-Dream On), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1952-08-09 Vicki Morgan, mistress (Beautiful Bad Girl), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1964-04-11 Johann Sebastian Paetsch, American cellist and musician, born in Colorado Springs
  • 1964-06-21 Kari Kennell, American actress (Eric's Revenge) and Playboy playmate (Feb, 1988), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1964-10-25 Michael Boatman, American actor (Carter-Spin City), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1966-08-27 Deena Wigger, US shooter (Olympic-92), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1967-06-24 Sherry Stringfield, American actress (Dr. Susan Lewis - ER), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1967-06-24 Sherry Stringfield, actress (Laura-NYPD Blue, ER), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1967-11-02 Scott Walker, US politician (Governor of Wisconsin 2011-), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1972-01-22 Steve Scifres, American football offensive lineman (Dallas Cowboys), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1972-02-01 Yoshi DeHerrera, American TV personality, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado