Colorado in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

  • 2013-08-18 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Colorado GC: Europe retain Cup for the first time in record winning margin 18-12; Sweden's Caroline Hedwall becomes first player to win 5 matches in a single competition
  • 2015-10-28 Third Republican presidential candidates debate run by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado
  • 2015-11-27 Robert Lewis Dear (57) shots 3 dead and wounds 9 at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017-08-10 Taylor Swift testifies that DJ David Mueller groped her in court in Denver, Colorado

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
  • 2018-05-14 Boulder City Council in Colorado votes to ban assault weapons
  • 2018-08-20 Colorado man Christopher Lee Watts is charged with the murder of his wife and two daughters
  • 2018-11-06 Colorado votes to abolish slavery as a form of punishment in state constitution
  • 2018-11-06 Colorado elects Jared Polis, the country's first openly male gay governor
  • 2019-04-15 3 days after winning Hobey Baker Award as top player in college hockey, Cale Makar becomes first defenceman to score in his NHL debut during the playoffs in Colorado's 6-2 Game 3 win over Calgary
  • 2019-04-17 Terror alert closes schools in Denver, Colorado, due to 18 year-old woman obsessed with Columbine massacre, who is then found dead
  • 2019-08-14 "It is raining plastic," survey published, plastic found in 90% of rain samples taken in Colorado by the US Department of the Interior and US Geological Survey

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 224

  • 1943-10-01 Jerry Martini [Gerald L. Martini], American saxophonist (Sly and the Family Stone - "Everyday People"), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1943-12-02 Wayne Allard, American politician (U.S. Senator from Colorado 1997-2009), born in Fort Collins, 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 (d. 2019)
  • 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 M. Lounge, American engineer and astronaut (STS 51-I, STS 26, STS 35), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2011)
  • 1947-11-29 Ronnie Montrose, American rock guitarist (Montrose, Gamma), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2012)
  • 1948-04-07 Dallas Taylor, American session drummer (Crosby, Stills & Nash; Clear Light), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2015)
  • 1950-03-05 Eugene Fodor, American classical violinist (1974 Tchaikovsky Award), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2011)
  • 1951-07-05 Rich "Goose" Gossage, American Baseball Hall of Fame relief pitcher (9-time All Star), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1951-09-20 Joanna Cameron, American actress (I Love My Wife, Isis), born in Aspen, Colorado
  • 1951-10-23 Michael Rupert, actor (Pasadena Playhouse), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1951-12-31 Tom Hamilton, American rock bassist (Aerosmith - "Dream On"), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1952-08-04 Bobby Buntrock, actor (Harold Baxter-Hazel), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1952-08-09 Vicki Morgan, mistress (Beautiful Bad Girl), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1952-11-10 Gerry DiNardo, American football player (Notre Dame Fighting Irish) and coach (Colorado), born in Queens, New York
  • 1953-02-01 Andy Mill, American alpine skier (non-placed Olympics, World C'ships; ex-husband of tennis player Chris Evert), born in Fort Collins, Colorado
  • 1953-05-09 Scott McInnis, (Rep-R-Colorado)

Person of interestTim Allen

1953-06-13 Tim Allen, Canadian comedian (Home Improvement, Jungle2Jungle), born in Denver, Colorado

Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen

Person of interestPat Day

1953-10-13 Pat Day, American jockey who won $298m in career purses, born in Brush, Colorado

Jockey Pat Day
Jockey
Pat Day
  • 1955-03-30 Randy Vanwarmer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Just When I Needed You Most"), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2004)
  • 1955-06-01 Lorraine Moller, New Zealand athlete (Olympic bronze marathon 1996; Boston Marathon 1984; Osaka Ladies Marathon 1986, 87, 89), born in Putaruru, New Zealand
  • 1955-11-06 Paul Romer, American economist (Nobel Prize 2018, endogenous growth theory), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1956-06-27 Ted Haggard, American evangelical preacher (New Life Church, Colorado), born in Yorktown, Indiana
  • 1956-09-06 Bill Ritter, American politician (41st Governor of Colorado), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1957-05-03 [Michael] Cactus Moser, American country singer (Highway 101), born in Montrose, Colorado
  • 1958-06-17 Jello Biafra [Eric Reed Boucher], American musician and activist (Dead Kennedys), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • 1960-11-10 Dan Hawkins, American college football coach (University of Colorado 2006-10), born in Fall River Mills, California
  • 1961-06-18 Andres Galarraga, Venezuelan infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Caracas
  • 1962-08-28 David Fincher, American film director and producer (The Social Network, Gone Girl), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1962-11-03 Gaben "Gabe" Newell, American computer programmer, businessman and co-founder of "Valve Corporation", born in Colorado
  • 1962-11-12 Jeff Reed, Joliet IL, catcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1963-06-26 Wendy Lucero-Schayes, American diver (Olympic-92), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1963-07-30 Ingrid Butts, American cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1963-08-01 John Carroll Lynch, American actor (Shutter Island, Gran Torino), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • 1963-10-12 Lane Frost, American professional bull rider, born in La Junta, Otero County Colorado (d. 1989)
  • 1963-11-18 Dante Bichette, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1963-11-28 Walt Weiss, American baseball shortstop (AL Rookie of the Year 1988; World Series 1989; MLB All Star 1998; Oakland A's, Colorado Rockies) and manager (Colorado Rockies 2013-16), born in Tuxedo, New York
  • 1964-02-06 Skip Ewing, American country vocalist (Coast of Colorado), born in Redlands, California
  • 1964-02-27 April Heinrichs, US women's soccer coach (Olympic-96), born in Littleton, Colorado
  • 1964-04-11 Johann Sebastian Paetsch, American cellist and musician, born in Colorado Springs
  • 1964-05-23 Staci Greason, actress (Isabella Toscando-Days of Our Lives), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1964-06-21 Kari Kennell, American actress (Eric's Revenge) and Playboy playmate (Feb, 1988), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1964-09-11 Ellis Burks, American baseball outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • 1964-10-25 Michael Boatman, American actor (Carter-Spin City), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1965-01-25 Brian Holman, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1965-02-23 Kristin Davis, American actress (Melrose Place; Sex and the City), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • 1965-06-08 Kevin Ritz, American pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Eatonstown, New Jersey
  • 1965-07-16 Claude Lemieux, Canadian NHL forward (Team Canada, Colorado), born in Buckingham, Quebec, Canada
  • 1965-10-19 Todd Park Mohr, American musician (Big Head Todd and the Monsters), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1965-10-25 2 Cold Scorpio [Charles Bernard Scaggs], American professional wrestler, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1966-03-11 Steve Reed, MLB pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966-04-25 Darren Holmes, American baseball pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1966-04-29 John VanderWal, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1966-05-01 Armando Reynoso, Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets, Arizona Diamondbacks), born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • 1966-05-11 Trenidad Hubbard, MBA outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966-08-27 Deena Wigger, US shooter (Olympic-92), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1967-04-22 Sheryl Lee, American actress (Twin Peaks, Love Lies & Murder), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • 1967-05-11 Eric Young, infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 1967-05-12 Cara Coughenour, American pitcher (Colorado Silver Bullets), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • 1967-06-24 Sherry Stringfield, American actress (Dr. Susan Lewis-ER, Laura-NYPD Blue), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1967-07-04 Vinny Castilla, Mexican baseball infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 1967-07-21 Lance Painter, Bedford England, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1967-10-20 Harvey Pulliam, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1967-11-02 Scott Walker, US politician (Governor of Wisconsin 2011-), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1968-01-04 Mike Wilpolt, American football player & coach, born in Broomfield, Colorado
  • 1968-12-29 James Mouton, American baseball outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1969-02-10 Jayhawk Owens, American MLB catcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1969-02-14 Shana Zadrick, American model (Guess Jeans), born in Grand Junction, Colorado
  • 1969-02-21 Corey Harris, American blues & reggae guitarist (The Blues miniseries, From Mississippi to Mali), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1969-04-07 Clark Sheehan, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1969-07-29 Alison Dunlap, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1970-04-23 Dennis Culp, American singer and songwriter, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1970-05-05 Juan Acevedo, Mexican baseball player (Colorado Rockies), born in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
  • 1970-08-16 Quinton McCracken, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1970-10-26 Dian Bachar, American actor, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1971-01-05 Jason Bates, American baseball infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Downey, California
  • 1971-04-07 Mark Thompson, Russellville KY, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1971-04-30 Ryan Hawblitzel, pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1971-09-26 Elva Dryer, American 1.5K/5K runner, born in Durango, 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
  • 1972-10-24 T. J. Cunningham, American NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks), born in Aurora, Colorado (d. 2019)
  • 1972-12-12 Greg Randolph, American road cyclist (Olympics-74th-96), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1973-02-15 Amy Van Dyken, US 50m/100m freestyle/100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic 2 g-96), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1973-06-27 Heath Irwin, American football guard (New England Patriots), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • 1973-07-16 Graham Robertson, American filmmaker and author, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1973-08-20 Todd Helton, American baseball player (Colorado Rockies), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1973-12-15 Mirko Ludemann, Weiwasser GER, NHL defenseman (Team Germany, Colorado)
  • 1974-10-07 Benjamin Oberman, American pairs skater (with partner Naomi Grabow), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1974-10-23 Dani Tyler, softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1974-12-29 James Darling, American football linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1975-05-12 Jared Polis, American businessman and politician, Governor of Colorado (2018-), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • 1975-09-25 Matt Hasselbeck, American football player, born in Boulder, Colorado
  • 1975-10-03 India Arie [Simpson], American neo-soul singer ("I Am Light") and actress (Voyage to India), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1975-10-25 Ryan Clement, American football quarterback, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1976-02-23 Scott Elarton, American baseball player, born in Lamar, Colorado
  • 1976-03-27 Tia Fuller, American jazz musician (Beyoncé backing band), born in Aurora, Colorado
  • 1976-07-15 Rebecca Snyder, air pistol (Olympics 1996), born in Grand Junction, Colorado

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths