Boston in History (Part 4)

Massachusetts: Lowell - Newton - Springfield, MA - Worcester

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 409

  • 1954-10-30 1st use of 24-sec shot clock in pro basketball (Rochester vs Boston)
  • 1954-12-23 The first human kidney transplant is performed by Dr. Joseph E. Murray at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1955-05-02 WGBH TV channel 2 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957-03-08 1st performance of David Diamond's 6th Symphony in Boston
  • 1957-03-19 Indians reject Boston's offer of $1 million for Herb Score
  • 1957-04-16 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Dickie Moore has a goal and 2 assists as Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 5-1 for a 4-1 series victory
  • 1957-11-26 WCVB TV channel 5 in Boston, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958-04-20 Stanley Cup Final, Boston Garden, Boston, MA: Montreal Canadiens' 3-peat; beat Boston Bruins, 5-3 for a 4-2 for series win
  • 1958-05-03 WINS suspends Alan Freed for causing a riot in Boston, he quits

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1958-07-24 Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston fans again

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1959-11-22 Boston Patriots enters AFL
  • 1960-07-30 1st AFL preseason game Boston Patriots defeat Bills in Buffalo (28-7)
  • 1960-08-30 Boston 2nd baseman Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7
  • 1960-09-09 Denver Broncos beat Boston Patriots, 13-10 in the American Football League's first game before 21,597 fans at Nickerson Field in Boston
  • 1960-10-05 Eastern AL Electra turbo-prop crashed in Boston Harbor (61 die)
  • 1961-01-21 Francis Poulenc's "Gloria" premieres in Boston (Boston Symphony and Chorus Pro Musica under conductor Charles Münch)

  • 1961-04-30 1st shuttle flights between Washington, D.C., Boston & NYC begin (Eastern)
  • 1961-07-31 31st MLB All Star Game (2nd), Fenway Park, Boston: First tie in history; called due to rain after 9 innings with the score, 1–1
  • 1961-09-30 Bill for Boston Tea Party is paid by Mayor Snyder of Oregon who wrote a check for $196, the total cost of all tea lost

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1961-10-01 NY Yankees right-fielder Roger Maris becomes MLB’s all-time home run leader when he passes Babe Ruth's mark with No. 61 off Boston rookie Tracy Stallard in 1-0 win at Yankee Stadium

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1962-06-14 Albert DeSalvo, better known as the Boston Strangler, murders Anna Slesers, his first victim
  • 1963-04-10 USS Thresher, a nuclear powered submarine, sinks 220 miles east of Boston killing 129 men, including 17 civilians
  • 1963-06-18 3,000 blacks boycott Boston public school
  • 1964-10-04 Boston Patriots' kicker Gino Cappelletti lands 6-from-6 field goals and 3-from-3 conversions in 39-10 win v Denver Broncos at Bears Stadium, Denver
  • 1964-10-12 WSBK TV channel 38 in Boston, MA (IND/ABC/CBS/NBC) begin
  • 1967-01-18 Albert DeSalvo (Boston Strangler) sentenced to life in prison
  • 1967-06-02 Race riots in Roxbury suburb of Boston
  • 1967-08-28 Boston signs 1st free-agent outfielder Ken Harrelson for $75,000 bonus
  • 1967-09-25 WGBX TV channel 44 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1967-11-15 Boston's Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1968-04-27 Baltimore Oriole Tom Phoebus no-hits Boston, 6-0
  • 1969-03-27 Black Academy of Arts & Letters forms in Boston
  • 1969-08-25 Det Lions beat Boston Patriots 22-9 in Montreal (NFL expo)

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1970-05-10 Stanley Cup Final, Boston Garden, Boston, MA: Bobby Orr scores famous OT winner as Boston beats St. Louis Blues, 4-3 for 4-0 series sweep; Bruins its first title since 1941

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 1971-03-25 Boston Patriots become New England Patriots
  • 1972-03-18 Cornell NCAA hockey team shut out for 1st time in 225 games (Boston U)

  • 1972-05-11 Stanley Cup Final, Madison Square Garden, NYC: Wayne Cashman scores twice as Boston Bruins beat NY Rangers, 3-0 to take title, 4-2
  • 1972-06-17 9 firefighters are killed in the Hotel Vendome fire in Boston
  • 1973-07-31 Delta Airlines DC-9 crashes in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, killing all but one of 89 aboard. Lone survivor dies 5 months later

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1973-12-08 Romanian tennis star Ilie Năstase wins his 3rd consecutive season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix title with a 6–3, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3 win over Dutchman Tom Okker in Boston, Massachusetts

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • 1974-05-19 Stanley Cup Final, The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA: In their first Finals appearance the Philadelphia Flyers beat Boston Bruins, 1-0 to take the title, 4 games to 2
  • 1974-10-09 Race riot in Boston due to "bussing"
  • 1974-10-15 National Guard mobilizes to restore order in Boston school busing
  • 1975-01-06 1000 Led Zeppelin fans, waiting overnight inside the lobby of the Boston Garden for tickets to the group's February 4th gig to go on sale, cause a riot and an esimated $30,000 damage
  • 1975-01-07 Led Zeppelin fans riot before Boston concert causing $30,000 damage
  • 1975-07-18 Jury can't decide on trial of Dave Forbes of Boston Bruins (1st athlete indicted for excessive violence during play)
  • 1975-09-08 Boston begins court-ordered bussing of public schools
  • 1975-11-28 Bobby Orr plays his last game for the Boston Bruins
  • 1977-05-14 Stanley Cup Final, Boston Garden, Boston, MA: Jacques Lemaire scores twice as Montreal Canadiens edge Boston Bruins, 2-1 in OT for a 4 game sweep and back-to-back titles
  • 1978-05-25 Stanley Cup Final, Boston Garden, Boston, MA: 3-peat for Montreal Canadiens; beat Boston Bruins, 4-1 as Mario Tremblay scores twice; 4-2 series victory
  • 1979-01-09 Bobby Orr's #4 jersey is retired by the Boston Bruins
  • 1979-06-12 Opening ceremony at Cambridge Buddhist Association meditation in Boston

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1979-07-13 Calif's Nolan Ryan and Boston's Steve Renko each lose no-hitters in 9th

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1979-10-01 Pope John Paul II begins his first papal visit to the USA in Boston

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1979-10-20 John F. Kennedy Library dedicated in Boston

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1979-11-11 Boston Court issues occupancy permit for Cambridge Buddhist Center
  • 1980-12-09 61°F in Boston at 1 AM
  • 1982-01-23 World Airways DC-10 skids at Boston Logan Airport killing 2
  • 1983-05-15 Madison Hotel (Boston) destroyed by implosion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984-05-20 Boston's Roger Clemens beats Twins, 5-4, for his 1st victory

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 1984-11-23 Boston College QB Doug Flutie passes (472 yards), including game ending 48 yard TD (Hail Mary Pass) to end game & beat Miami 47-45
  • 1984-12-01 50th Heisman Trophy Award: Doug Flutie, Boston College (QB)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1986-10-04 NY Yankees closer Dave Righetti saves both doubleheader games at Fenway Park for 5-3 and 3-1 wins v Boston; Righetti's MLB record 46th save

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • 1987-12-15 First National US Tour of "Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, Boston
  • 1988-01-09 August Wilson's "Piano Lesson" premieres in Boston
  • 1988-05-26 Stanley Cup Final, Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, AL: Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 6-3 for 4 game series sweep
  • 1988-07-27 Boston's worst traffic jam in 30 years
  • 1988-08-14 Detroit beats Sox, 18-6, at Fenway, ends Boston winning streak at 24
  • 1988-11-20 Boston College beats Army 38-24 in the 'Emerald isle Classic' at Dublin's Lansdowne Road Stadium, the first NCAA American Football game to be played in Europe
  • 1990-03-18 Largest art robbery in US history: 13 works of art worth over $500 million are stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston
  • 1990-05-15 Edmonton Oiler Klima beats Boston Bruins in 6th period

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1990-05-18 Edmonton right wing Jari Kurri sets record for scoring in a Stanley Cup Finals game with 3 goals and 2 assists in 7-2 win at Boston Garden

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • 1990-05-24 Stanley Cup Final, Boston Garden, Boston, MA: Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4-1 for a 4-1 series win; Oilers' 5th Cup win in 7 years

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1990-06-23 African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, on a US tour, receives a tumultuous welcome in Boston

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992-03-03 Charges are filed in Florida against NY Mets Darryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden of rape (dropped in April)

Baseball Pitcher Dwight Gooden
Baseball Pitcher
Dwight Gooden
  • 1992-03-14 NY Met Daryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden accused of rape
  • 1992-04-09 Florida drops rape charges against NY Mets Gooden, Boston & Coleman
  • 1993-03-03 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Boston (WBCN 104.1 FM-evenings)
  • 1993-07-12 Don Imus begins broadcasting to Boston on WEEI (590 AM)
  • 1993-12-15 John Williams final appearance as conductor of Boston Pops
  • 1994-01-01 Carquest Bowl 4: Boston College beats Virginia, 32-13
  • 1994-02-12 20th century premiere of 6 restored Haydn-sonatas in Boston

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1994-12-23 Fearing arrest by the FBI, Whitey Bulger flees Boston, and successfully hides from law enforcement for the next 16 years

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Gangster
Whitey Bulger
  • 1995-05-05 Last basketball game at Boston Gardens (Magic beats Celtics)
  • 1995-10-07 Boston's Fleet Center opens, NY Islanders & Boston Bruins tie at 4-4
  • 1996-04-01 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Boston MA on WBCN 104.1 FM (morn)
  • 1996-10-26 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Woodbine Racetrack; winners: Lit de Justice, Storm Song, Jewel Princess, Da Hass, Boston Harbor, Pilsudski, Alphabet Soup
  • 1997-11-03 Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra becomes 6th player to be unanimous choice for American League Rookie of the Year; leads AL in hits (209), triples (11), multi-hit games (68); also sets AL rookie-record with 30-game hitting streak

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1998-01-18 Larry Bird returns to Boston as head coach of the Indiana Pacers for the first time, as former Celtics center Robert Parish is honoured by having his No. 00 raised to the Fleet Center rafters

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird

Sport defeatWrestleMania

1998-03-29 WrestleMania XIV, FleetCenter, Boston, MA: 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin's wins his first WWF Heavyweight tile against Shawn Michaels

Professional Wrestler Shawn Michaels
Professional Wrestler
Shawn Michaels
  • 1999-07-13 70th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Fenway Park, Boston

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2000-03-06 Long-time Boston Bruin defenseman Ray Bourque is traded to the Colorado Avalanche

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque
  • 2001-10-16 The US Coast Guard lifts a ban on liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers entering Boston Harbor to make deliveries to Distrigas' Everett LNG terminal that had been imposed on September 26 in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11
  • 2003-11-01 University of Pittsburgh wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald establishes a new NCAA record with a touchdown reception in his 14th straight game as Pittsburgh beats Boston College, 24-13 at Alumni Stadium

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2005-11-30 The Boston Bruins trade captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks

NHL Star Joe Thornton
NHL Star
Joe Thornton
  • 2006-02-12 A powerful winter storm blankets the Northeastern United States dumping 1 to 2 feet of snow from Washington, D.C. up to Boston, Massachusetts. The storm dumped a record 26.9 inches of snow in New York City.
  • 2007-12-31 The Massive Big Dig construction project in Boston, Massachusetts ends.

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

2010-06-16 Cam Neely is named President of his former team, the Boston Bruins

NHL Star Cam Neely
NHL Star
Cam Neely
  • 2011-06-15 Stanley Cup Final, Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC: Boston Bruins defeat Vancouver Canucks, 4-0 for 4-3 series win; Bruins end 39-year Stanley Cup drought
  • 2011-06-22 After hiding for 16 years, Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is arrested outside an apartment in Santa Monica, California

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 375 of 375

  • 1962-06-12 John Enos III, American actor (Days of Our Lives), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1962-08-13 John Slattery, American actor (Mad Men, The Adjustment Bureau), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1963-03-10 Jasmine Guy, American actress (A Different World - "Whitley"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1963-04-04 Anthony Clark, American actor and comedian (Boyd Pritchett-Boston Common), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1964-03-19 Barbara Lynch, American restaurateur (The Barbara Lynch Gruppo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1965-02-03 Maura Tierney, actress (Lisa-Newsradio), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1965-03-17 Caitlin Bilodeaux, US fencer (Olympic-92), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1965-04-06 Black Francis [Charles Thompson IV], American singer and songwriter (Pixies; Frank Black), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1966-03-03 Wendy Fletcher, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1993), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1966-03-09 Michael Patrick MacDonald, Irish-American activist against crime and violence and author (All Souls: A Family Story From Southie), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1966-06-14 Traylor Howard, American actress (Joy Byrnes-Boston Common), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1966-09-27 Stephanie D Wilson, astronaut, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1966-10-31 Mike O'Malley, American actor (The Mike O'Malley Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1967-03-06 Connie Britton, American actress (Spin City, Friday Night Lights), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1967-08-22 Ant [Anthony Steven Kalloniatis], American comedian, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1967-09-18 Ricky Bell, American rock vocalist (New Edition, Bell Biv Devoe), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1967-11-17 Ronnie Devoe, vocals (New Edition, Bell Div Devoe-Candy Girl), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968-01-08 Paul Carey, American baseball infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968-04-14 Anthony Michael Hall, American actor (SNL, Breakfast Club), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968-05-16 Ralph Tresvant, American singer (New Edition), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968-05-27 Jeff Bagwell, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (MLB All-Star 1994, 96, 97, 99; NL MVP 1994; Gold Glove Award 1994; Houston Astros), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968-06-04 Scott Wolf, actor (Broken Arrow, Party of 5), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968-08-10 Michael Bivins, rock vocalist (New Edition, Bell Biv Devoe), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968-09-11 Kay Hanley, American musician (Letters to Cleo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1969-05-14 Danny Wood, American musician (New Kids), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1969-05-17 Paige Turco, actress (Melanie-Guiding Light), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1969-06-13 Jamie Walters, American actor and singer (The Heights, Beverly Hills 90210), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1969-08-17 Donald E Wahlberg Jr, American rocker (New Kids-Hangin' Tough), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1969-08-18 Edward Norton, American actor (American History X), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1969-12-07 Patrice O'Neal, American stand-up comedian, born in Boston (d. 2011)

Person of interestUma Thurman

1970-04-29 Uma Thurman, American actress (Baron Munchausen, Pulp Fiction), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Actress Uma Thurman
Actress
Uma Thurman
  • 1970-11-09 Susan Tedeschi, American musician, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1971-04-03 Peter Schwab, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Person of interestMark Wahlberg

1971-06-05 Mark Wahlberg, rap singer (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch) and actor (Boogie Nights, The Departed), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg
  • 1971-06-25 Michael Tucker, American baseball outfielder (KC Royals), born in South Boston, Virginia
  • 1971-09-13 Ted Drury, American hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1971-10-30 Edward "Ted" Murphy, American rower (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1971-11-13 John Francis Zingg, American rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun Boys), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1971-11-21 Dahlia Salem, actress (Sofia Carlino-Another World), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1972-03-28 Jonathan Edwards, doubles luger (Olympics 1994), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1972-06-28 Alessandro Nivola, American actor, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1972-09-29 Robert Webb, British actor, comedian, and writer (Jeremy "Jez" Usborne- "Peep Show"), born in Boston, Lincolnshire
  • 1972-10-14 Erika de Lone, tennis star (1996 Futures-Wilmington DE), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1972-10-22 Saffron Burrows, English-American actress (Boston Legal), born in London
  • 1972-10-24 Louis Michael Anthony Sassin, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1973-02-24 James Michael Kennedy, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun Boys), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1973-06-02 Kevin Feige, American producer, President of Marvel Studios (2007-), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1973-07-17 Liam Kyle Sullivan, American comedian and actor, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1974-01-25 Jonathan Bryan Colling, American pop singer (4 Fun - Unbelievable Fun Boys), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1974-08-20 Misha Collins, American actor (Supernatural), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1974-08-30 Rich Cronin, American singer songwriter (Lyte Funkie Ones), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1975-01-10 Shannon Kavanaugh, American rocker (Ivory Soul), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1975-12-25 Rob Mariano, American reality show contestant, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1977-03-18 Devin Lima [Harold Lima], American singer (LFO), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2018)
  • 1978-01-20 Joy Giovanni, American actress & glamour model, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1978-05-11 Richard Spencer, American white supremacist, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1980-05-16 Michael Ryan, American ice hockey player and coach (Springfield Thunderbirds), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1980-12-30 Eliza Dushku, American actress (True Lies, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1981-02-20 Adrián Lamo, American threat analyst and hacker (NYT, Yahoo!, Microsoft) who reported Chelsea Manning to the FBI, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2018)

Person of interestChris Evans

1981-06-13 Chris Evans, American actor (Captain American, Human Torch-Fantastic Four), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1982-05-01 Katya [Brian McCook] American drag queen, comedian and TV performer (The Trixie and Katya Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1982-05-09 Rachel Boston, American actress
  • 1982-11-11 Lil' Dave [Davis Shelton], American rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1983-04-27 Ari Graynor, American actress (The Sopranos), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1983-09-08 Will Blalock, American basketball player, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1984-02-28 Ben Fagan, American musician, songwriter, and reality show contestant, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1984-05-05 Eve Torres, American actress and professional wrestler (3 times WWE Divas Champion), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1984-06-21 Jujubee [Airline Inthyrath], American drag queen and TV performer (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1984-08-03 Jon Foster, American actor (Stay Alive), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1986-06-26 Casey Desmond, American pop singer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1986-08-23 Neil Cicierega, American cartoonist and musician, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1987-04-11 Michelle Phan, American Vietnamese make-up vlogger and entrepreneur, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1987-12-03 Alicia Sacramone, American gymnast (World C'ship gold 2005, 07, 10, 11), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1988-06-07 Milan Lucic, Canadian Hockey player (Boston Bruins)
  • 1996-05-24 Matthew Eappen, baby killed by nanny Louise Woodward, born in Boston, Massachusetts

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