St. Louis in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

  • 1967-08-12 New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season victory, beat St Louis 23-14
  • 1968-05-11 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Defenceman J. C. Tremblay fires home the winner as Montreal Canadiens edge St Louis Blues, 3-2 for a 4-0 series sweep
  • 1968-05-25 Gateway Arch in St Louis dedicated
  • 1969-05-04 Stanley Cup Final, St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, MO: John Ferguson scores the winner as Montreal Canadiens edge St Louis Blues, 2-1 for a 4 game series sweep

Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

1970-01-20 23rd NHL All-Star Game, St. Louis Arena: East beats West, 4-1; MVP: Bobby Hull, Chicago, LW

NHL Legend Bobby Hull
NHL Legend
Bobby Hull

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1970-03-01 Boston's Bobby Orr becomes the first defenseman in NHL history to score 25 goals in a season during a 3-1 Bruins win over the visiting St. Louis Blues

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 1971-09-18 Ryder Cup Golf, Old Warson CC: US beats Europe, 18½-13½; after leading by 1 match, GB loses all Friday morning 4-ball matches to lose momentum
  • 1972-08-26 NY Cosmos beat St Louis Stars, 2-1 to win NASL championship
  • 1973-07-23 Ozark AL plane knocked out of air by lightning, St Louis-36 die
  • 1973-09-10 NY Jets trade pro footballs leading receiver Don Maynard to St Louis
  • 1973-12-09 NFL St. Louis Cardinal Jim Bakken kicks 6 field goals vs Atlanta Falcons
  • 1974-07-29 St Louis Card Lou Brock steals his 700th base
  • 1974-09-13 Phillies set NL record, using 27 players in a game, St Louis uses 24, tying record of 51. Phils win 7-3 in 17
  • 1975-10-25 Denver Nuggets 1st game at McNichols Sports Arena beat St Louis Spirits
  • 1976-05-22 St Louis Cardinal Reggie Smith hits 3 HR

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1977-08-29 St Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

  • 1977-11-24 Miami Bob Greise passes for 6 touchdowns vs St Louis (55-14)
  • 1978-04-16 St Louis Card Bob Forsch no-hits Phillies, 5-0
  • 1979-09-23 St Louis MLB legend Lou Brock steals 938th & final base of his career
  • 1979-12-21 Garry Unger’s NHL record for consecutive games ends at 914, as his Atlanta Flames lose 5-1 to the St Louis Blues and he is benched by coach Al MacNeil; record eventually broken by Doug Jarvis (964)
  • 1980-09-07 Earnest Gray becomes 2nd NY Giant to score 4 TDs (vs St Louis)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981-02-18 20-year-old Edmonton center Wayne Gretzky becomes first player in NHL history to score 5 career hat-tricks before age 21; scores 5 goals and 2 assists in 9-2 Oilers' home win against St. Louis

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1981-12-20 Winnipeg left wing Doug Smail sets NHL record by scoring just 4 seconds into Jets' 5-4 win over the St Louis Blues; fastest goal from opening face-off to back of net in history; later tied by Bryan Trottier and Alex Mogilny
  • 1983-01-11 Edmonton’s Pat Hughes sets NHL record for the fastest 2 shorthanded goals by one player at just 25 seconds apart in a 7-5 win at St. Louis; first player to break a Wayne Gretzky record
  • 1983-09-26 St Louis Card Bob Forsch 2nd no-hitter beats Montreal Expos, 3-0
  • 1984-03-19 KSD-AM in St Louis MO changes call letters to KUSA
  • 1984-06-01 KWK-AM in St Louis MO changes call letters to KGLD

Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

1988-02-09 39th NHL All-Star Game, St. Louis Arena: Wales Conference beats Campbell Conference, 6-5 (OT); MVP: Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins, C

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • 1988-02-29 KWK-FM in St Louis Missouri changes call letters to WKBG
  • 1988-10-02 In a season ending 7-5 win in St. Louis, NY Mets' outfielder Kevin McReynolds establishes a MLB record swiping 21 bases without being caught stealing during the season
  • 1989-02-10 Minor League Football System opens organizational meeting, St Louis
  • 1989-04-03 Mets win 11th consecutive home opener 8-4 over St Louis at Shea Stad

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990-06-29 A's Dave Stewart no-hits Blue Jays & Dodger's Fernando Valenzuela no-hits St Louis 6-0, 1st time no-hitters in both leagues

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Fernando Valenzuela
  • 1990-07-23 Rosie Jones (St Louis), 26, crowned 22nd Miss Black America
  • 1991-01-17 Andy Van Hellemond sets NHL record for most games worked by a referee when he appears in his 1,173rd regular season encounter as the St. Louis Blues host the Montreal Canadiens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991-01-25 St. Louis right wing Brett Hull scores twice in Blues' 9-4 win at Detroit, to give him 50 goals in 49 games; becomes 3rd player in NHL history with 50 goals in less than 50 games

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull

  • 1991-03-02 St. Louis right wing Brett Hull becomes a 70-goal scorer for the 2nd straight season and has 3 assists to help the Blues earn a 4-4 tie in Philadelphia; finishes season with NHL career-best 86 goals
  • 1991-03-19 St Louis Blues Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 80 goals in a season
  • 1991-03-31 St. Louis Blues' future Hockey Hall of Fame right wing Brett Hull scores his 86th goal of the season in a 2-1 win over Minnesota North Stars; 3rd best total in NHL history
  • 1991-04-16 St Louis Blues becomes 8th NHL team in Play-off to come back from a 3-1 deficit as they beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in game 7
  • 1991-07-02 Riot at Guns N' Roses concert in St Louis
  • 1992-01-28 St. Louis right wing Brett Hull becomes 2nd player (after Wayne Gretzky) in NHL history to record back-to-back seasons of 50 goals in 50 games; #50 comes in 3-3 Blues' tie in Los Angeles

Music concertMusic Concert

1992-07-12 Axl Rose arrested on riot charges in St Louis stemming from a concert on Jul 2

Rocker and Singer-Songwriter Axl Rose
Rocker and Singer-Songwriter
Axl Rose
  • 1993-08-14 St Louis reliever Lee Smith is fastest to get 40 saves
  • 1993-12-01 St Louis Blues' Bob Berry coaches his 800th career NHL game, a 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs in Toronto; also coached LA Kings, Montreal Canadiens & Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1994-02-26 St Louis Blues beat Ottawa Senators 11-1
  • 1995-03-02 Joe Mullen becomes 2nd NHL player to appear in 300 NHL games with 3 different teams when he plays for the Penguins in a 6-3 loss in Buffalo; Pittsburgh 379, St. Louis 301, Calgary 345
  • 1995-03-10 Chiel Meijering's "St Louis Blues" premieres in Arnhem
  • 1996-10-14 Braves blow out St Louis, 14-0 in an NLCS game
  • 1996-12-22 St Louis Blues’ right wing Brett Hull scores his 26th NHL career hat trick to reach 500 career goals in a 7-4 win over the LA Kings; with father Bobby Hull, first father/son combo to each record 500 goals

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1999-10-03 St Louis 1st baseman Mark McGwire hits his 65th homer of the season in a rain shortened 9-5 win over Cubs at Busch Stadium; wins 2nd straight HR title over Sammy Sosa, who hits his 63rd HR in same game

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999-12-27 Joe Sakic records his 1,000th career point, an assist against the St. Louis Blues

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • 2000-03-02 St. Louis Blues become just the 2nd team in NHL history to win 10 straight games on the road, with a 5-2 victory in Atlanta; tie mark set by Buffalo 1983-84
  • 2001-05-21 NHL Western Conference Final: Colorado Avalanche beat St. Louis Blues, 4 games to 1
  • 2001-12-01 Captain Bill Compton brings Trans World Airlines Flight 220, an MD-83, into St. Louis International Airport bringing to an end 76 years of TWA operations following TWA's purchase by American Airlines.
  • 2004-01-01 St. Louis head coach Joel Quenneville records his 300th NHL win with the Blues, a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at Savvis Center, St. Louis; Quenneville is Blues coaching games and wins leader
  • 2009-07-14 80th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Busch Stadium, St Louis
  • 2011-10-27 MLB World Series Game 6: St. Louis Cardinal 3B David Freese hits game-tying 2 run triple with 2 outs in the 9th and then hits walk-off home run in the 11th
  • 2012-04-28 Tent collapse in St Louis, Missouri, kills one and injures 110 people

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016-10-09 Second US Presidential debate: Hostile confrontation between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at Washington University, St. Louis

US Secretary of State, Senator and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
US Secretary of State, Senator and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2019-06-12 Stanley Cup Final, TD Garden, Boston, MA: St. Louis Blues beat Boston Bruins, 4-1 for a 4-3 series victory; first title in franchise history

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 237

  • 1928-11-19 Don Hunstein, American photographer of musicians, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • 1929-05-07 Dick Williams, American Baseball Hall of Fame utility (Brooklyn Dodgers) and manager (World Series 1972, 73; Oakland A's), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • 1929-09-04 Thomas Eagleton, American politician (38th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • 1929-10-02 Moses Gunn, American actor (Amityville II, Good Times, Shaft) who co-founded the Negro Ensemble Company (The Blacks, The Poison Tree), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1993)
  • 1930-08-14 Earl Weaver, American hall of fame MLB manager (Baltimore Orioles 1968-82, 1985-86), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • 1931-04-30 Bill Clay, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1931-09-24 Cardiss Collins, American politician (first African-American woman to represent the Midwest in Congress), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • 1932-02-12 Lincoln Kilpatrick, American actor (BJ-Leslie Uggams Show), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2004)
  • 1932-02-16 Harry Goz, American musical theatre actor and voice actor, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1932-06-04 Oliver Nelson, American jazz composer and arranger (The Blues and the Abstract Truth), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1975)
  • 1932-10-12 Dick Gregory, American comedian, civil rights activist and dietician (Bahamian Diet), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • 1933-01-20 Ron Townson, American rock vocalist (The 5th Dimension - "Up, Up And Away"), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2001)
  • 1933-04-09 Richard Rose, American Professor of Public Policy (Strathclyde University), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1933-07-23 Bert Convy, American actor and game show host (Tattletales), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • 1933-09-27 Kathleen Nolan, American actress (Real McCoys, Janie, Broadside), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1934-12-06 Nick Bockwinkel, American professional wrestler (WCW/AWA), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • 1935-01-15 Malcolm Frager, American concert pianist, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • 1935-06-06 Grant Green, American jazz guitarist, born in St. Louis (d. 1979)
  • 1935-08-02 John MacIvor Perkins, American composer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2010)
  • 1936-09-05 John C. Danforth, American politician (Sen-R-Missouri, 1976-95), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1936-11-09 Teddy Infuhr, American former child actor (The Bishop's Wife, They Live By Night), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2007)

Person of interestGrace Bumbry

1937-01-04 Grace Bumbry, mezzo-soprano (Venus in Tannhäuser), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Opera Singer Grace Bumbry
Opera Singer
Grace Bumbry
  • 1937-09-07 Olly Wilson, American composer and founder of TIMARA, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 1938-03-31 Nathaniel Taylor, American actor (Rollo-Sanford & Sons), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2019)
  • 1938-05-22 Frank Converse, American actor (It's About Time, Dr Cook's Garden, Movin' On), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1938-06-26 Billy Davis Jr, American pop singer (5th Dimension-Up, Up And Away), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1938-08-15 Maxine Waters, American politician (Rep-D-California), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1939-01-10 William Levy, American writer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2019)
  • 1939-03-07 Marion Marlowe, American singer (Arthur Godfrey & Friends), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1939-09-17 Lamonte McLemore, American rock vocalist (5th Dimension), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1940-07-03 Fontella Bass, American R&B and soul singer and songwriter (Rescue Me), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)

Person of interestChuck McKinley

1941-01-05 Chuck McKinley, American tennis player, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1986)

Tennis Player & Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player & Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley
  • 1941-10-14 Art Shamsky, American baseball player, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1942-04-03 Marsha Mason, American actress (Blume in Love, Cinderella Liberty), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1942-05-21 Robert C Springer, Col USMC/astronaut (STS-29, STS-38), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1942-09-15 Lee Dorman, American rock bassist (Iron Butterfly; Captain Beyond), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • 1943-01-08 Marcus Hutson, American musician (Whispers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1943-02-27 Mary Frann, American actress (Joanna-Newhart, Days of Our Live), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1943-05-01 Joy Harmon, American actress (Cool Hand Luke), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1943-06-04 Joyce Meyer, American Charismatic Christian author and speaker, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1943-06-14 Harold Wheeler, American composer and orchestrator, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1943-07-08 Faye Wattleton, sociologist/pres (Planned Parenthood), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1943-10-09 Mike Peters, American cartoonist (Mother Goose and Grimm), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1944-04-11 John Milius, American screenwriter (Red Dawn, 1941, Big Wednesday), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1944-08-07 David Rasche, American actor (Sledge Hammer), born in St Louis, Missouri

Person of interestTony La Russa

1944-10-04 Tony La Russa, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder and manager (Chicago, Oakland, St. Louis), born in Tampa, Florida

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
  • 1945-02-18 Michael Nader, American actor (Peter-Gidget, Dex Dexter-Dynasty), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1945-10-25 David Schramm, American astrophysicist (pioneer in establishing particle astrophysics as a vibrant research field), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 1945-11-03 Ken Holtzman, American baseball pitcher (2 x no hitters; MLB All Star 1972-73; World Series 1972-74), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1946-08-11 Marilyn Vos Savant, writer/world's highest IQ (228), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1946-10-03 Bob Dotson, newscaster (Primetime Sunday), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1946-11-16 Jo Jo White, American basketballer (Olympic gold - 1968), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 1947-01-17 Todd Susman, American actor (Goodnight Beantown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1947-04-24 Roger D. Kornberg, American biochemist (Nobel 2006), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1947-04-27 Ann Peebles, American singer (I Can't Stand the Rain), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1947-07-27 Betty Thomas, American actress (Lucy Baines-Hill Street Blues), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1947-10-13 Jerry Trupiano, American sports broadcaster, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1947-10-15 Lynn Lowry, American actress (Cat People, Crazies), born in East St. Louis, Illinois

Person of interestKevin Kline

1947-10-24 Kevin Kline, American actor (Sophie's Choice, Big Chill), born in St. Louis, Missouri

  • 1948-01-14 Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett, American musician and producer (Los Lobos; Sam Philips: BoDeans), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1948-10-14 David Ruprecht, American game show host, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1949-09-07 Barry Siegel, American journalist (Pulitzer Prize - A Father's Pain, a Judge's Duty, and a Justice Beyond Their Reach), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1949-12-24 Randy Neugebauer, American politician, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1951-03-13 Fred Berry, African-American actor (Rerun-What's Happening), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1951-05-20 Thomas D Akers, American former astronaut (STS 41, 49, 61, 79), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1951-07-10 Phyllis Smith, American actress (Phyllis Vance-The Office), born in The Hill, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1952-02-12 Michael McDonald, American rock singer and keyboardist (Doobie Brothers - "What A Fool Believes"), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1952-04-16 Peter Westbrook, American fencer (Olympic bronze 1988, 92, 96), born in St Louis, Missouri

Person of interestJohn Goodman

1952-06-20 John Goodman, American actor (Dan Conner on Roseanne, Babe), born in St Louis, Missouri

Person of interestLeon Spinks

1953-07-11 Leon Spinks, American boxer (WBC, WBA heavyweight champion 1978; Olympic gold light heavyweight 1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2021)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks
  • 1953-11-02 Rick Meagher, Canadian ice hockey center (NHL Frank J. Selke Trophy 1990; St. Louis Blues captain), born in Belleville, Ontario
  • 1954-06-17 Mark Linn-Baker, American actor (Perfect Strangers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1954-11-29 Joel Coen, filmmaker (Fargo, No Country for Old Men), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • 1955-03-18 Francis Slay, American politician, Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri (2001-17), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1955-08-02 Tim Dunigan, American actor, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1955-09-18 Billy Sims, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1978, U of Oklahoma; Pro Bowl 1980–82, Detroit Lions), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1955-12-04 Dave Taylor, Canadian ice hockey right wing and executive (NHL All-Star 1981-82, 86, 94; LA Kings; St. Louis Blues), born in Levack, Ontario
  • 1956-07-13 Michael Spinks, American boxer (undisputed world light heavyweight title 1983-85; lineal world heavyweight title 1985-88; Olympic gold middleweight 1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1957-01-23 Lou Schuler, American fitness journalist, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1957-01-25 Jenifer Lewis, American actress (Girl 6, Meteor Man, Sister Act), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1957-09-21 Ethan Coen, filmmaker (Fargo, No Country for Old Men), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • 1958-02-12 Ruth Guerri, US-Italian nude model (July, 1983), born in St Louis, Missouri

Person of interestDanny Meyer

1958-03-14 Danny Meyer, American restaurateur (Shake Shack, Union Square Cafe), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Restaurateur and Founder of Shake Shack Danny Meyer
Restaurateur and Founder of Shake Shack
Danny Meyer
  • 1958-10-18 Hal Haenel, star sailor (Olympic 8th 1988, 92, 96), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1959-01-22 Linda Blair, American actress (Exorcist, Chained Heat, Savage St), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1959-08-13 Tom Niedenfuer, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • 1960-01-19 Alfrederick Joyner, American triple jumper (Olympic gold 1984), born in East St. Louis, Illinois
  • 1960-08-26 Ola Ray, American model, Playboy playmate (Jun, 1980) and actress (girlfriend in Thriller music video), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1962-03-03 Jackie Joyner-Kersee, E St Louis IL, heptathele (Olympic gold 1988, 92)
  • 1963-05-24 Ken Flach, American professional tennis player (4 Grand Slam titles, 2 mixed doubles), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 1963-07-11 Al MacInnis, Inverness NS, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, St Louis)
  • 1963-12-02 Rich Sutter, Canadian NHL right wing and broadcaster (Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues; Rogers Sportsnet), born in Viking, Alberta, Canada
  • 1964-01-10 Krista Tesreau, American actress (Tina-OLTL, Silk Stalkings), born in St Louis, Missouri

Person of interestBrett Hull

1964-08-09 Brett Hull, Canadian-American NHL right wing (8-time All Star, 2-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Belleville, Ontario

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull
  • 1964-09-25 Anita Barone, American actress, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1964-12-31 Michael McDonald, American actor-comedian, born in St. Louis, Missouri

Person of interestPat LaFontaine

1965-02-22 Pat LaFontaine, American NHL center (NY Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, NY Rangers), born in St. Louis, Missouri

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
NHL Star
Pat LaFontaine
  • 1965-03-24 Angela Zuckerman, speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1965-05-25 George Hickenlooper, American documentary filmmaker, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2010)
  • 1966-01-25 Paul Ranheim, American NHL left wing (Hartford Whalers), born in St. Louis, Missouri

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