Kansas City in History

Kansas: Topeka - Wichita

Historical Events

  • 1900-01-29 American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee and Minneapolis
  • 1914-05-16 American Horseshoe Pitchers Association organizes in Kansas City
  • 1919-03-18 Order of DeMolay forms in Kansas City

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1928-06-14 Republican National Convention, meeting in Kansas City, nominates Herbert Hoover for President

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • 1933-06-17 Kansas City Massacre: 1 FBI agent, 4 cops & 1 gangster killed by mob
  • 1954-11-04 Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City
  • 1954-11-08 AL approves Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City
  • 1957-06-22 Kansas City stops using streetcars in it's transit system
  • 1958-11-11 AL announces Kansas City will play AL record 52 night games in 1959
  • 1964-02-23 Charlie Finley signs a 4 year lease to keep A's in Kansas City
  • 1967-11-13 NL owners OK AL expansion to Seattle & Kansas City
  • 1970-01-11 Super Bowl IV: KC Chiefs beat Minnesota Vikings, 23-7 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Len Dawson, Kansas City, QB
  • 1970-07-31 37th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Kansas City 24, All Stars 3 (69,940)
  • 1973-03-24 Harley Race beats Dory Funk Jr in Kansas City, to become NWA champ
  • 1978-10-08 Yanks win 3rd straight AL Championship, all against Kansas City
  • 1985-09-29 Deron Cherry, Kansas City vs Seattle, has 4 interceptions!
  • 1994-01-23 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Kansas City Chiefs 30-13
  • 1994-06-23 Replay shows Oakland Athletics's Bobby Witt beat Kansas City's Greg Gagne to 1st in 6th but umpire Gary Cedarstrom calls him safe, ruining Witt's perfect game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999-01-11 Marty Schottenheimer resigns as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs

  • 2012-07-10 83rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-0 at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City
  • 2013-04-25 NFL Draft: Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher first pick by Kansas City Chiefs
  • 2014-10-28 Kansas City Royals defeat the San Francisco Giants 10–0 in the 6th game to tie the 2014 World Series 3-3
  • 2015-10-28 Longest ever 1st game of Baseball World Series (5h 9min), Kansas City Royals defeat New York Mets 5-4, also joint longest by innings
  • 2018-01-06 Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota scores a touchdown off own pass in 22-21 victory over Kansas City Chiefs, second NFL quarterback to do so

Famous Birthdays

  • 1841-03-07 William Rockhill Nelson, founder of The Kansas City Star and patron of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (d. 1915)
  • 1894-06-15 Robert Russell Bennett, composer/arranger (Oklahoma!), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1920-08-29 Charlie "Bird" Parker, American jazz saxophonist, born in Kansas City, Kansas (d. 1955)
  • 1922-09-01 Joe Astroth, East Alton, Illinois, MLB player (Philadelphia/Kansas City Athletics), (d. 2013)
  • 1929-01-05 Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer (Kansas City)
  • 1929-11-15 Edward Asner, American actor (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1937-05-14 Dick Howser, shortstop (Kansas City A's), manager (KC Royals)
  • 1940-12-26 Ray Sadecki, American MLB player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Kansas City, KS, (d. 2014)
  • 1943-11-26 Jan Stenerud, Norwegian NFL place kicker (Kansas City Chiefs)
  • 1948-12-14 Dee Wallace Stone, [Deanna Bowers], Kansas City Kansas, actress (Critters, 10, ET)
  • 1956-05-28 Susie Diane Owens, Arkansas City Kansas, playmate (March, 1988)
  • 1965-01-06 Jose Dejesus, American baseball pitcher (Kansas City Royals)
  • 1968-03-26 Edward Kaminski, American javelin thrower, born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1972-07-15 Scott Foley, American actor (Scandal, Felicity), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1973-11-05 Johnny Damon, American professional baseball outfielder (Kansas City Royals), born in Fort Riley, Kansas
  • 1974-07-23 Maurice Greene, American 100m runner, born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1975-07-29 Seth Greisinger, American baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1985-12-01 Janelle Monáe, American singer-songwriter and actress, born in Kansas City, Kansas

Famous Deaths

  • 1994-10-26 Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer (Kansas City), dies at 65