Bethesda in History

Maryland: Baltimore - Silver Spring

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1740-03-25 Construction begins on evangelist George Whitefield's Bethesda Orphanage in Georgia

Anglican Preacher George Whitefield
Anglican Preacher
George Whitefield

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986-06-20 Drs at Bethesda Naval remove 2 small benign polyps from Reagan's colon

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Sport awardLPGA Championship

1990-07-29 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bethesda CC: Beth Daniel wins her only major title by 1 stroke from fellow American Rosie Jones

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel

Sport awardLPGA Championship

1991-06-30 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bethesda CC: Meg Mallon wins her first major title by 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Pat Bradley and Ayako Okamoto

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley

Sport awardLPGA Championship

1992-05-17 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bethesda CC: Betsy King wins her 5th major title, 11 strokes ahead of runners-up JoAnne Carner, Liselotte Neumann and Karen Noble

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King

Sport awardLPGA Championship

1993-06-13 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bethesda CC: Patty Sheehan wins her 4th major title by 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Lauri Merten

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1997-06-15 US Open Men's Golf, Congressional CC: Ernie Els wins his second Open title, the second of his 4 major championships, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Colin Montgomerie

Famous Birthdays

  • 1905-01-12 James Bennett Griffin, American archaeologist, born in Atchison, Kansas (d. 1997)
  • 1947-07-24 Robert Hays, actor (Airplane!, Starman, Scandalous), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1951-02-23 Patricia Richardson, American actress (Double Trouble, Home Improvement), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1955-05-27 Richard Schiff, American actor (The West Wing), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1960-11-06 Michael Cerveris, American actor (Fun Home), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1969-01-22 Keith Gordon, American baseball outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1976-12-06 Colleen Haskell, American television personality (Survivor: Borneo 2000 contestant), born in Bethesda, Maryland