St. Petersburg, FL in History

Historical Events

  • 1824-11-07 St Petersburg floods to 4.20m, city's greatest flood
  • 1824-11-19 Storm causes flooding in St Petersburg, killing 10,000
  • 1892-02-29 St. Petersburg, Florida is incorporated.
  • 1955-02-14 WFLA (now WXFL) TV channel 8 in Tampa-St Petersburg, Florida (NBC) begins
  • 1955-04-01 WTVT TV channel 13 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1958-10-27 WEDU TV channel 3 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966-09-12 WUSF TV channel 16 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1991-09-27 1st scheduled NHL exhibition game in St Petersburg Fla, is cancelled due to poor ice conditions (NY Islanders vs Boston Bruins)

Famous Birthdays

  • 1937-06-11 Johnny Brown, comedian (Good Times, Leslie Uggams), born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • 1939-11-03 Terrence McNally, playwright (Bad Habits), born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • 1956-10-23 Betsy Nagelsen, tennis star, born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • 1959-04-02 Dean Townson, singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake), born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • 1969-01-22 Christina Marie Leardini, playmate (Apr, 1991), born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • 1969-04-30 Dexter Rogers, volleyball opposite hitter (Oly-96), born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • 1972-09-05 Tom Carter, American NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins), born in St. Petersburg, Florida