Paducah in History

Kentucky: Lexington - Louisville

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1861-09-06 General Ulysses S. Grant occupies Paducah, Kentucky

Union General and US President Ulysses S. Grant
Union General and US President
Ulysses S. Grant
  • 1864-03-25 Battle of Paducah, Kentuckey (Forrest's raid)
  • 1957-05-28 WPSD TV channel 6 in Paducah, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-05-31 WDXR (now WKPD) TV channel 29 in Paducah, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • 1889-02-28 Victor Sutherland, American actor (Captive City), born in Paducah, Kentucky (d. 1968)
  • 1927-06-03 Boots Randolph, saxophonist (Yakety Sax), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1958-10-31 Russell Earl Cochran, PGA golfer (1991 Centel Western), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1959-03-02 Larry Stewart, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1961-11-26 Marcy Walker, actress (Liza-All My Child, Santa Barbara), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1966-08-16 Terry Shumpert, infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Paducah, Kentucky