Cleveland in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 200

  • 1946-10-06 90°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct
  • 1947-10-04 Negro League World Series, NY Cubans beat Cleveland Buckeyes, 6-5
  • 1947-12-17 WEWS TV channel 5 in Cleveland, Ohio (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-03-12 -5°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in March
  • 1948-06-20 Cleveland draws then record 82,781 for doubleheader
  • 1948-08-27 102°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August
  • 1948-10-10 Then record 86,288 see game 5 of World Series in Cleveland
  • 1949-10-19 Yanks trade Joe Gordon to Cleveland for Allie Reynolds
  • 1949-12-19 WJW TV channel 8 in Cleveland, Ohio (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1950-01-25 73°F (23°C) highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in January
  • 1950-10-19 Bird Building at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is dedicated
  • 1950-11-01 82°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Nov
  • 1952-03-21 Alan Freed presents Moondog Coronation Ball at old Cleveland Arena, 25,000 attend 1st rock & roll concert ever
  • 1953-01-31 New York, Cleveland, & Boston retaliate at Bill Veeck, forcing the Browns to play afternoon games to avoid sharing TV revenues
  • 1953-09-01 101°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Sept
  • 1954-09-08 Alan Freed leaves Cleveland to NYC for WINS radio
  • 1956-02-13 KYW-AM in Philadelphia Penn gives calls to WTAM (now WWWE) Cleveland
  • 1956-05-13 Pachyderm Building at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens
  • 1957-12-12 Willem J Kolff and his team at Ohio's Cleveland Clinic removed the heart from a dog and replaced it with a pneumatic pump which kept the dog alive for 90 minutes, proving the viability of the artificial heart
  • 1959-05-21 Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Children's Petting Farm opens
  • 1959-07-31 1st exhibit of bongos at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens
  • 1959-10-17 Stinchcomb Memorial in Cleveland Metroparks' dedicated
  • 1960-12-11 Cleveland's Bernie Parrish sets club record for longest interception return with a 92 yard run
  • 1962-04-25 Cleve sends Harry Chiti to Mets for a player to be named later, on June 15 the Mets send Chiti back to Cleveland
  • 1962-04-25 Lion & Tiger Veldt at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is dedicated

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963-08-07 Jacqueline Kennedy becomes 1st US First Lady to give birth (Patrick Kennedy) since Mrs Cleveland

  • 1964-04-01 10°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in April
  • 1964-04-20 86% of black students boycott Cleveland schools
  • 1964-08-28 WEWS-TV Channel 5's "Upbeat" debuts in Cleveland
  • 1964-09-15 Beatles play at Public Auditorium in Cleveland
  • 1965-02-07 WVIZ TV channel 25 in Cleveland, Ohio (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965-06-19 KYW-AM in Cleveland Ohio returns call letters to Philadelphia
  • 1966-05-10 25°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in May
  • 1966-07-19 Gov James Rhodes declares state of emergency in Cleveland (race riot)
  • 1966-08-14 Cleveland Stadium's 1st rock concert is held, featuring Beatles

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1966-11-14 Muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in 3 for heavyweight title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1966-12-31 Toboggan Chutes begin operation in Cleveland Metroparks
  • 1967-11-07 Carl B Stokes elected first African American mayor of a major US city - Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1967-11-13 Carl Stokes sworn-in as 1st major city black mayor (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • 1968-01-19 WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, Ohio (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1968-07-03 41°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in July
  • 1968-07-23 Race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 police officers killed
  • 1968-08-01 Cleveland Metroparks begins operating Zoo
  • 1968-09-15 WUAB TV channel 43 in Lorain-Cleveland, Ohio (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1968-10-13 Tinker Creek Gorge of Cleveland Metroparks is dedicated
  • 1969-06-22 Cleveland's Cuyahoga River catches fire due to pollution
  • 1969-09-21 58th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Cleveland (5-0)
  • 1969-12-28 Dallas Cowboy kicker Mike Clark, attempting an on-side kick against Cleveland, missed the ball
  • 1971-10-17 Cleveland Metroparks' Rocky River Nature Center opens
  • 1972-01-05 Largest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Lakers-11,178)
  • 1972-06-11 31°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in June

  • 1973-04-07 Cleveland sets day-game & opening-game attendance records of 74,420
  • 1973-10-09 Warriors-Cavalier game in Cleveland postponed because of wet floors
  • 1974-02-02 Smallest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Golden State-1,641)
  • 1974-10-23 Lake Isaac in Cleveland Metroparks' Big Creek Reservation dedicated
  • 1975-10-28 Cleveland Metroparks assume operating responsibilities for Zoo
  • 1976-09-26 Denver's Rick Upchurch returns 2 punts for TDs against Cleveland
  • 1978-09-24 Ron Guidry beats Cleveland 4-0, raising his record to 23-3 ERA 1.74
  • 1978-09-30 Cleveland, Houston, NY, Philadelphia & Pittsburgh Phillies win 3rd consecutive NL East Division title
  • 1978-12-16 Cleveland, Ohio becomes the first post-Depression era city to default on its loans, owing $14,000,000 to local banks.
  • 1979-02-22 Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's Primate & Cat Building is dedicated
  • 1979-11-25 Pittsburgh gains 606 net yards against Cleveland, winning 33-30
  • 1981-01-04 "Red Right 88", trailing 14–12 Clevelands Browns attempt an end zone pass play (Red Right 88) and a game-winning field goal in the final minute, but pass intercepted by Raiders safety Mike Davis and Oakland wins
  • 1981-05-15 Len Barker of Cleveland pitches perfect game vs Toronto
  • 1981-07-29 Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Amphitheater is dedicated
  • 1981-08-09 NL beats AL 5-4 in 52nd All Star Game (Cleveland Stadium)
  • 1981-12-28 Cleveland Metroparks Administrative offices move from downtown to Zoo
  • 1982-08-29 38°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August
  • 1982-12-03 77°F highest December temperature ever recorded in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1983-03-16 Smallest crowd at Cleveland Coliseum (Cavs vs Nets-1,814)
  • 1984-10-20 Cleveland Metroparks' Valley Parkway All Purpose Trails are completed
  • 1985-06-11 WJW-AM/TV in Cleveland Ohio change call letters to WRMR
  • 1986-05-05 Hall of Fame & Museum announced to be built in Cleveland
  • 1986-08-01 Cleveland sets AL attendance record for twi-night doubleheader, 65,934
  • 1987-10-10 Garfield Park Nature Center opens, latest in Cleveland Metroparks
  • 1988-06-25 104°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in June
  • 1988-10-31 19°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct
  • 1990-01-17 Who, Simon & Garfunkel, 4 Seasons, 4 Tops, Hank Ballard, Platters & The Kinks inducted into Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • 1990-05-08 Cuyahoga County voters approve sin tax to build Cleveland Gateway
  • 1990-12-09 Houston scores most points against Cleveland, Oilers 58, Browns 14
  • 1991-09-09 Only 1,695 fans watch Boston Red Sox play Cleveland
  • 1992-01-12 Last building in Gateway area in Cleveland is demolished
  • 1992-03-22 US Air NY to Cleveland crashes on take off at LaGuardia, 27 die
  • 1992-04-06 Oriole Park at Camden Yards opens, beating Cleveland 2-0
  • 1992-08-31 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Cleveland, Ohio on WNCX 98.5 FM
  • 1993-03-12 Cleveland radio station WMMS-FM/101.7 is bought by Disney
  • 1993-04-05 Construction begins on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • 1993-06-07 Cleveland breaks ground for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • 1993-08-02 Shamrock Broadcasting, a Disney company, officially takes ownership of Cleveland's WMMS-FM/100.7 & WHK-AM/1420
  • 1993-10-28 Cleveland Metroparks lease Brookside Park from Cleveland for 99-years
  • 1994-01-19 -20°F (-29°C) (5:32 AM) coldest day ever recorded in Cleveland Ohio
  • 1994-03-31 Walkway from Cleveland's Tower City to Jacobs Field officially opens
  • 1994-05-18 Tropical Butterfly Garden at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens
  • 1994-07-28 Last steel beam is placed on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Music concertMusic Concert

1994-10-17 Billy Joel performs opening concert at Cleveland's Gund Arena

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • 1995-06-27 Former WMMS engineer William Alford is sentenced to 10 days & $1,000 fine for cutting feed during Howard Stern's broadcast from Cleveland
  • 1995-09-01 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland Ohio
  • 1997-10-22 Coldest World Series game Marlins vs Cleveland (38°F)
  • 2014-11-24 A 12-year-old boy is shot dead by police in Cleveland, after brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun in a playground
  • 2015-08-06 Republican Presidental nomination race begins with debate between 7 lesser ranked candidates in Cleveland, Ohio

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 126 of 126

  • 1961-12-20 Bonnie Marino, playmate (Jun, 1990), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1962-08-06 Thomas Jefferson, 200m runner (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1962-08-24 Mary Ellen Weber, PhD/astronaut (STS 70), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1963-08-05 James Wilder, actor (Scorchers, Zombie High, Murder 1), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1963-10-28 Lisa Bettio, WPVA volleyballer (Ft Myers Beach-17th-1992), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1964-03-30 Dave Ellett, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1965-01-22 Steven Adler, drummer (Guns & Roses-Sweet Child), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1966-06-22 Camille Benjamin, tennis star, born in Cleveland, Ohio

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1966-08-14 Halle Berry, American actress (X-Men: The Last Stand, Monsters Ball), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Actress Halle Berry
Halle Berry
  • 1966-11-23 Jerry Kelly, PGA golfer (1993 Nike Cleveland Open-2nd), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1967-02-20 Kath Soucie, American voice actress (Janine Melnitz-The Real Ghostbusters, Sally Acorn-Sonic the Hedgehog), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1967-07-20 Jon Normile, fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1967-08-07 Jason Grimsley, Cleveland TX, pitcher (California Angels)
  • 1967-12-29 Kevin Toth, shot putter, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1968-01-04 Mike Wilpolt, Head Coach of the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League
  • 1968-06-08 Dave Mlicki, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1969-03-21 Jennifer Lyn Jackson, playmate (April, 1989), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1969-06-27 Mark Telerico, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 S Florida), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1969-08-05 Halle Cioffi, tennis star, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1970-07-20 Tom Sherrer, American professional golfer, born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1971-03-29 Ryan Lambert, American performer (Kids Incorporated) lead singer (Elephone), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1972-03-14 Aris Brimanis, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1972-07-10 Damon Sharpe, actor/musician (Guys Next Door), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1972-08-24 Ian Moran, US hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994, Pitts), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1978-08-12 Chris Chambers, American football player, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1978-10-19 Chris Sellers, American rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths