Missoula in History

Montana: Billings

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1880-06-11 Jeannette Rankin, 1st woman elected to US Congress (R-Montana), born in Missoula, Montana (d. 1973)

1st Woman Elected to Congress Jeannette Rankin
1st Woman Elected to Congress
Jeannette Rankin
  • 1941-04-27 Judith Blegen, opera singer (Papagena-Magic Flute), born in Missoula, Montana
  • 1946-01-20 David Lynch, actor and director (Dune, Eraserhead), born in Missoula, Montana
  • 1955-06-02 Dana Carvey, comedian (SNL, Garth-Wayne's World), born in Missoula, Montana
  • 1974-01-15 Aubrey Jo Hiller, Miss America-Montana (1997), born in Missoula, Montana

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

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

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams Jr