Missoula in History

Montana: Billings

Historical Events

  • 1970-06-05 KPAX TV channel 8 in Missoula, Montana (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

Jeannette RankinJeannette Rankin (1880-1973)

1880-06-11 American politician, 1st woman elected to US Congress (R-Montana), women's rights advocate and pacifist, born in Missoula, Montana

  • 1904-11-25 Herbert Reynolds Inch, American composer and teacher, born in Missoula, Montana (d. 1988)
  • 1915-04-12 Emil Petaja, American sci-fi author (Star Mill, Tramontane), born in Milltown, Missoula County, Montana (d. 2000)
  • 1941-04-27 Judith Blegen, American opera singer (Magic Flute - "Papagena"), born in Missoula, Montana

David LynchDavid Lynch (76 years old)

1946-01-20 American actor & director (Dune; Eraserhead), born in Missoula, Montana

  • 1955-06-02 Dana Carvey, American comedian and actor (SNL - "George Bush"; Wayne's World - "Garth"), born in Missoula, Montana
  • 1966-04-11 Steve Bullock, American politician (Governor of Montana 2013-), born in Missoula, Montana

Famous Weddings

Hank Williams Jr

1990-07-01 Country singer-songwriter Hank Williams Jr (41) weds model Mary Jane Thomas at a Congregational church near his ranch in Missoula, Montana