Albuquerque in History

Historical Events

  • 1922-04-05 KOB-AM in Albuquerque NM begins radio transmissions
  • 1948-11-29 KOB TV channel 4 in Albuquerque, NM (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-09-28 KOAT TV channel 7 in Albuquerque, NM (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-10-03 KGGM TV channel 13 in Albuquerque, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957-08-01 1st commercial building heated by Sun (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
  • 1958-05-05 KNME TV channel 5 in Albuquerque, NM (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1986-10-28 Stanley E. Hubbard's KOB sells the company's Albuquerque, New Mexico radio stations, KOB-AM and KOB-FM, the stations change their call signs to KKOB
  • 1994-06-25 105°F (40.5°C) at Albuquerque New Mexico
  • 1994-06-26 107°F (41.6°C) at Albuquerque, New Mexico

Famous Birthdays

  • 1892-06-23 Edmund Cobb, Mexican western actor (Motorcycle Gang, Comanche Territory), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (d. 1974)
  • 1892-07-10 George "Slim" Summerville, American actor (All Quiet on the Western Front, Keystone Cops), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (d. 1946)
  • 1898-04-25 Fred Haney, American baseball player, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (d. 1977)
  • 1900-11-04 Don Alvarado [Jose Page], American actor (Captain Thunder, Morning Glory, Big Steal), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (d. 1967)
  • 1923-05-07 Pete Domenici, American politician, U.S. Senator from New Mexico (1973-2009), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (d. 2017)
  • 1939-05-29 Al Unser, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1970-71, 78, 87), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1941-05-31 William Nordhaus, American economist (Nobel Prize 2018, climate change modelling), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1951-06-27 Sidney M. Gutierrez, Mjr USAF and NASA astronaut (STS 40, 59), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1959-05-08 Ronnie Lott, College and Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive back (10-time NFL Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 1981, 84, 88-89; SF 49ers), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1960-03-18 Claudia Udy, actress (Out of Control, Nightforce), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1960-06-26 Barbara Edwards, American model and Playboy playmate (Sept, 1983, 1984 Playmate of the Year), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Person of interestAl Unser Jr.

1962-04-19 Al Unser Jr., American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1992, 94), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr.
Indy Car Driver
Al Unser Jr.

Person of interestJeff Bezos

1964-01-12 Jeff Bezos, American entrepreneur and founder of Amazon, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos
Amazon Entrepreneur
Jeff Bezos
  • 1964-02-20 French Stewart, American actor (Harry Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1966-06-14 Ricky Siglar, American NFL tackle (KC Chiefs, New Orleans Saints), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1966-07-20 Beth Coats, biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1970-08-02 Chainey Umphrey, American gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1970-11-10 Trent Dimas, American gymnast (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1971-03-13 Annabeth Gish, American actress (Shag, Hiding Out), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Person of interestNeil Patrick Harris

1973-06-15 Neil Patrick Harris, actor (Doogie Howser MD, How I Met Your Mother), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • 1977-11-12 James Borrego, American basketball head coach (Charlotte Hornets 2018-19), bon in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1985-06-13 Filipe Albuquerque, Portuguese racing driver
  • 1986-08-24 Arian Foster, American football running back (Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Person of interestDemi Lovato

1992-08-20 Demi Lovato, American actress (Camp Rock) and singer/songwriter (Unbroken), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Actress and Singer-Songwriter Demi Lovato
Actress and Singer-Songwriter
Demi Lovato

Famous Deaths

  • 1969-02-09 [George] Gabby Hayes, actor (Albuquerque, Colorado), dies at 83
  • 2009-08-07 Louis E. Saavedra, American Mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico (b. 1933)