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
  • 1964-08-23 Marilynn Smith wins Albuquerque Professional Amateur Golf Tournament
  • 1986-10-28 KOB-AM in Albuquerque NM changes call letters to KKOB
  • 1986-10-28 KOB-TV in Albuquerque NM's final transmission
  • 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)
  • 1951-06-27 Sidney M. Gutierrez, Mjr USAF and NASA astronaut (STS 40, 59), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1959-05-08 Ronnie Lott, Albuquerque, NM, NFL defensive back (SF 49er)
  • 1960-03-18 Claudia Udy, actress (Out of Control, Nightforce), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1960-06-26 Barbara Edwards, American model, Playmate of the Month (Sept, 1983), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Person of interestAl Unser Jr.

1962-04-19 Al Unser Jr, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins), 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.com, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos
Amazon Entrepreneur
Jeff Bezos
  • 1966-07-20 Beth Coats, biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1970-08-02 Chainey Umphrey, gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1971-03-13 Annabeth Gish, American actress (Shag, Hiding Out), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1971-04-06 Vivian Y Herding, Miss America-NM (1996), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Person of interestNeil Patrick Harris

1973-06-15 Neil Patrick Harris, actor (Doogie Howser MD), born 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

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)