Philadelphia in History (Part 4)

Pennsylvania: Harrisburg - Norristown - Pittsburgh

Historical Events

Events 301 - 338 of 338

  • 1983-11-08 W Wilson Goode (D) elected 1st black mayor of Philadelphia
  • 1984-01-02 Wilson Goode, sworn-in as Philadelphia's 1st black mayor
  • 1984-01-08 Wash Caps Bengt Gustafsson scores 5 goals to beat Philadelphia 7-1

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1984-07-27 Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,503rd career single (vs Philadelphia)

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1985-05-13 Philadelphia police attack a house held by group "Move", 11 killed

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1985-05-30 Stanley Cup Final, Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, AL: Edmonton Oilers take back-to-back titles; beat Philadelphia Flyers, 8-3 for a 4-1 series victory; Wayne Gretzky and Jari Kurri each post a goal and 3 assists

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • 1985-07-13 "Live Aid" concerts held at both Wembley Stadium (London) and John F. Kennedy Stadium (Philadelphia) raises over $70 million for African famine relief
  • 1986-08-18 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Philadelphia PA on WYSP 94.1 FM
  • 1986-08-18 WYSP-FM Philadelphia begins simulcasting Howard Stern Show
  • 1986-11-14 FCC issues Notice Of Apparent Liability to WYSP Philadelphia
  • 1987-05-31 Stanley Cup Final, Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, AL: Edmonton Oilers beat Philadelphia Flyers, 3-1 to win title 4 games to 3: Oilers' 3rd SC
  • 1987-09-17 Philadelphia celebrates 200th anniversary of Constitution

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1988-08-27 Dodger Tommy Lasorda wins 1,000th game as manager tops Philadelphia, 4-2

Baseball Pitcher and Manager Tommy Lasorda
Baseball Pitcher and Manager
Tommy Lasorda
  • 1988-10-27 "Les Miserables" opens at Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia
  • 1989-03-12 2 cyanide-contaminated Chilean grapes found (Philadelphia)

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1989-04-11 1st playoff goal scored by a goalie, Ron Hextall of Philadelphia

NHL Goalie Ron Hextall
NHL Goalie
Ron Hextall

  • 1989-06-09 Rare tornado in Philadelphia kills 1
  • 1990-03-07 3 passengers killed & 162 injured as subway train derails (Philadelphia)
  • 1990-10-25 "Les Miserables" opens again at Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia

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1991-01-09 Chicago's Michael Jordan scores a game-high 40 points to lead the Bulls to a 107-99 win over Philadelphia at the Spectrum; reaches the 15,000 point mark of his career

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

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1991-03-18 Philadelphia '76ers retires Wilt Chamberlain's #13 jersey

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1991-07-15 Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle is 1st woman to officiate a men's pro basketball (USBL) game, game between New Haven Skyhawks and Philadelphia Spirit
  • 1991-11-10 Browns set club record for largest lead blown (led 23-0), Philadelphia 32-30

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1992-06-17 Philadelphia 76ers trade Charles Barkley to Phoenix Suns

NBA Power Forward Charles Barkley
NBA Power Forward
Charles Barkley

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1993-03-02 Mario Lemieux undergoes his 22nd and final radiation treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma, then joins the Pittsburgh Penguins in Philadelphia and has a goal and assist in a 5-4 loss to the Flyers

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux

Film release premierFilm Premier

1993-12-14 "Philadelphia" one of the first mainstream films about AIDS, directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington premieres in Century City, California

Music awardsGrammy Awards

1995-03-01 37th Grammy Awards: All I Want to Do, Streets of Philadelphia, Sheryl Crow

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Singer-songwriter
Sheryl Crow
  • 1995-06-13 New Jersey Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2 for a 4-2 series win; qualify for their first Stanley Cup Finals Series (beat Detroit Red Wings, 4-0)
  • 1996-06-12 3 Philadelphia Fed Court judges overturn US indecency ban on internet
  • 1997-06-07 Stanley Cup Final, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI: Detroit Red Wings edge Philadelphia Flyers, 2-1 for a 4-0 series sweep; 8th title in Wings' franchise history and first since 1955

Sport defeatWrestleMania

1999-03-28 WrestleMania XV, First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA: 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin beats The Rock in no disqualification match for the WWF Heavyweight title

Actor and Professional Wrestler Dwayne Johnson
Actor and Professional Wrestler
Dwayne Johnson

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2010-06-03 Canadian sportscaster Ron MacLean saves a man from drowning in the Delaware River in Philadelphia

CBC Sportscaster Ron MacLean
CBC Sportscaster
Ron MacLean
  • 2010-06-09 Stanley Cup Final, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA: Chicago Blackhawks edge Philadelphia Flyers, 4-3 in OT for a 4-2 series win; first Championship for Chicago since 1961
  • 2015-07-29 Zion Harvey became the first paediatric patient to receive a double hand transplant at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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2016-06-12 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Germany's Bernhard Langer wins his 3rd straight Players' title by 1 shot from Joe Durant and Spaniard Miguel Ángel Jiménez

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • 2016-06-16 Philadelphia is the first US city to pass a tax on sweetened drinks

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

2016-07-29 Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic nomination for US President at Democratic convention in Philadelphia - first woman by a major US party

US Secretary of State, Senator and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
US Secretary of State, Senator and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton

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2019-09-09 Poet John Milton's own copy of Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623 has survived with his annotations according to scholar Jason Scott-Warren in Philadelphia library, could be world's most important modern literary discovery


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 479

  • 1943-02-03 Blythe Danner, actress (Butterflies are Free), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1943-02-06 Fabian [Fabiano Anthony Forte], American vocalist (Turn Me Loose, Tiger), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1943-05-11 Arnie Satin [Silver], American musician (The Dovells), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1943-05-29 Robert W. Edgar, American businessman and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 7th district), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1943-08-11 Kenny Gamble, US songwriter, "Philadelphia Soul" producer (Me & Mrs Jones), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestRobert Crumb

1943-08-30 Robert Crumb, American cartoonist (Father Time, Fritz Cat) and album cover artist (Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cartoonist Robert Crumb
Cartoonist
Robert Crumb
  • 1943-11-20 Veronica Hamel, American actress (Joyce-Hill St Blues, 79 Park Ave), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-01-09 Ian Hornak, American artist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • 1944-02-22 Jonathan Demme, American film director (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia), born in Baldwin, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1944-05-24 Patti LaBelle, American singer (LaBelle-Lady Marmalade), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-06-23 Rosetta Hightower, American pop singer (The Orlons - "Don't Hang Up"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (d. 2014)
  • 1944-07-11 Bill Boggs, TV host/producer (Midday, Morton Downey Jr Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-08-25 Pat Martino, American jazz guitarist (2004 Guitar Player of the Year, Down Beat), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-11-07 Julian Christopher, American actor (Jerry-Magician), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-01-09 John Doman, American actor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-04-29 Tammi Terrell [Thomasina Montgomery], singer (Ain't No Mountain High Enough), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1970)
  • 1945-05-02 Randy Cain, American soul singer (4 Gents/Delfonics), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
  • 1945-09-09 Dee Dee Sharp [Dione Larue], American R&B singer (I Love You Anyway), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-09-19 David Bromberg, American musician (Demon in Disguise), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-11-27 Randy Brecker, American jazz and fusion trumpeter (Brecker Brothers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-04-08 Stuart Pankin, American comedian (Striptease, Congo, Earl-Dinosaurs), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-04-24 Bruce Stuart Saylor, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-06-28 Bruce Davison, American actor (Capt Wyler-Hunter, Willard, High Risk), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-09-24 Carson Van Osten, American musician and comic strip writer (Disney), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • 1946-10-30 Lynne Marta, American actress (Love American Style), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1947-05-21 Dorothy Germain Porter, American golfer (US Curtis Cup winning captain 1966), born in Philadelphia, PA (d. 2012)
  • 1947-06-08 Joan La Barbara, American vocalist and composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1947-07-02 Ervin Hall, 100m hurdler (Olympic silver 1968), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1947-07-06 Lance Clemons, American baseball player (Kansas City Royals), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestTeller

1948-02-14 Teller [Raymond Joseph Teller], American magician (Penn & Teller) and illusionist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Magician and Illusionist Teller
Magician and Illusionist
Teller
  • 1948-02-19 Mark Andes, American rock bassist (Spirit, 1968-74, 84, 89; Firefall, 1976-79; Heart, 1982-92), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-02-28 Willie Donnell Smith, American fashion designer (WilliWear), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • 1948-05-18 Joe Bonsall, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-06-02 Albert Innaurato, playwright/director (Age in Soho), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-08-21 Robert Hazard [Rimato], American singer-songwriter (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1948-09-01 James Rebhorn, PA, actor (White Collar, Homeland), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1948-12-09 Ron Vawter, American actor (Philadelphia, Empire City, Twister), born in Latham, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1949-05-31 Steven Kampmann, actor (Kirk-Newhart), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1949-07-30 Joyce Jones, American soul singer (First Choice), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1949-08-02 James Fallows, American writer and journalist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestRichard Gere

1949-08-31 Richard Gere, actor (Breathless, Cotton Club, Pretty Woman), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 1949-12-06 Linda Creed, American singer and songwriter ("The Greatest Love Of All"; "You Make Me Feel Brand New"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
  • 1950-02-04 James Dunn, American vocalist (Stylistics), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1950-04-09 Nathan Cook, American actor (Milton-White Shadow, Billy-Hotel), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1988)
  • 1950-07-06 Phyllis Hyman, American jazz singer (Prime of My Life), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • 1950-08-25 Charles Fambrough, American jazz bassist (Jazz Messengers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • 1950-12-29 Jon Polito, American actor (Fire With Fire, Homicide), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1951-02-02 Alphonso Johnson, American jazz bassist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-03-16 Ray Benson, American country singer (House of Blue Lights), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-06-30 Stanley Clarke, American jazz/fusion bassist (Return To Forever - No Mystery), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-07-19 Jayson Stark, American sportswriter (The Athletic), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-12-31 Michael Allen Bantom, American basketball player (Olympic silver 1972), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-02-22 James Philip Bagian, American physician & NASA astronaut (STS 29, STS 40), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-06-04 Parker Stevenson, actor (Falcon Crest, Stroker Ace), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-06-13 Tony Bruno, American sports talk radio personality, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-07-26 Jan Randall, Canadian film and TV composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-10-04 Anita Luceete Defrantz, American rower (Olympic bronze 1976; first female vice-president IOC executive committee), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-10-20 Melanie Mayron, actress (30 Something, Car Wash, Missing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-12-11 Susan Seidelman, American film director (Desperately Seeking Susan), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-01-24 Brian Matthews, American actor (Burning), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-07-21 Eric Bazilian, American musician (The Hooters), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-10-27 Robert Picardo, American actor (Frame Up, Gremlins 2), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-03-04 Mark Chorvinsky, American author, editor and publisher of "Strange Magazine", born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • 1954-04-17 Michael Sembello, American Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, composer and producer ("Maniac"; "Flashdance"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-04-24 Mumia Abu-Jamal, American journalist and political activist sentenced to death and then to life in prison, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-07-09 Debbie Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-08-29 Michael P. Kube-McDowell, American sci-fi author (Enigma, Empery), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-10-29 Herman Ronald Frazier, 400m/4x400m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-11-02 Pat Croce, American entrepreneur, sports team executive and owner, TV personality (Philadelphia 76ers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-06-04 Mary Testa, American stage actress (On The Town), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-08-04 Andrew M Allen, Captain USMC/astronaut (STS 46, 62, 75), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-09-14 Steve Berlin, American saxophonist, keyboardist and record producer (Los Lobos, Top Jimmy & the Rhythm Pigs), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-10-25 Robin Eubanks, American jazz trombonist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-12-02 Dennis Christopher, American actor (Breaking Away, California Dreaming), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-05-17 Bob Saget, American comedian (Full House, America's Funniest Home Video), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestTom Hanks

1956-07-09 Tom Hanks, American actor (Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, Philadelphia), born in Concord, California

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
  • 1956-07-18 Audrey Landers [Hamburg], American actress and singer (Dallas, Chorus Line), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-09-13 [Joan] Joni Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge "We Are Family"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1957-01-11 Darryl Dawkins, American basketball center (Philadelphia 76ers, NJ Nets; NBA breaking a backboard rule), born in Orlando, Florida (d. 2015)
  • 1957-03-24 Scott J Horowitz, PhD/Capt USAF/astronaut (STS 75, 82), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1957-08-21 Kim Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge - "We Are Family"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1958-02-27 Nancy Spungen, American murder victim of Sid Vicious, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • 1958-07-08 Kevin Bacon, actor (Diner, Footloose, She's Having a Baby), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1958-09-11 Scott Patterson, American actor (Luke Danes-Gilmore Girls), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1958-09-19 Kevin Hooks, American actor (Sounder, Aaron Loves Angela), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1958-09-30 Marty Stuart, American country guitarist, singer-songwriter and mandolin player (The Whiskey Ain't Workin'), born in Philadelphia, Mississippi
  • 1958-10-07 Judy Landers, American actress (BJ & the Bear, Madame's Place), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1959-01-06 Kathy Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1959-01-18 Bob Rosenberg, American musician (Will To Power - "Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1959-04-15 Thomas F. Wilson, American actor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1959-04-26 John Corabi, American musician (Mötley Crüe), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestLee Daniels

1959-12-24 Lee Daniels, American director ("Precious", "Empire"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Director Lee Daniels
Director
Lee Daniels
  • 1960-03-09 Linda Fiorentino, American actress (Jade, Last Seduction, Moderns), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1960-07-21 Matt Mulhern, American actor (Biloxi Blues), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestAntonio Banderas

1960-08-10 Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor (Philadelphia, Evita, Zorro), born in Malaga, Spain

  • 1960-12-22 Tyrell Biggs, US super HW boxer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1961-01-19 Paul McCrane, American actor (Hotel New Hampshire, We're Fighting Back), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1961-02-16 Brett Brown, American basketball head coach (Philadelphia 76ers 2013-19; Australian men's national team), born in South Portland, Maine
  • 1961-09-20 Lisa Bloom, American lawyer and television personality, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1961-11-29 Kim Delaney, American actress (All My Children, NYPD Blue), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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