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, American silent and sound screen actor, specializing in western film (A Final Reckoning; Motorcycle Gang; Comanche Territory), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico Territory (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)

Al UnserAl Unser (1939-2021)

1939-05-29 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

Al Unser Jr.Al Unser Jr. (60 years old)

1962-04-19 American Auto Racer (Indianapolis 500 1992, 94), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Jeff BezosJeff Bezos (58 years old)

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

  • 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, biathlete (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

Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris (49 years old)

1973-06-15 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
  • 1978-09-03 Nick Wechsler, American actor (Roswell), 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

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato (30 years old)

1992-08-20 American actress (Camp Rock) and singer-songwriter ("Unbroken"), 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)