Utah in History

Historical Events

  • 1826-08-22 Colonies under Jedediah Strong Smith move near Salt Lake Utah

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1847-07-24 Brigham Young and his Mormon followers arrive at Salt Lake City, Utah

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Brigham Young
  • 1848-05-30 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo between US and Mexico comes into force, giving New Mexico, California and parts of Nevada, Utah, Arizona and Colorado to the US in return for $15 million
  • 1850-02-28 The University of Utah opens in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1850-09-09 Territories of New Mexico & Utah created
  • 1856-06-09 500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa, and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah, carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts
  • 1857-09-11 Mountain Meadows Massacre, Mormons dressed as Indians murder 120 colonists in Utah
  • 1861-03-02 US creates Dakota & Nevada Territories out of the Nebraska & Utah territories
  • 1862-07-08 US Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act signed by Abraham Lincoln (not enforced)
  • 1863-07-30 Indian Wars: Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signs the Treaty of Box Elder, promising to stop harassing the emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah
  • 1868-07-25 US Congress forms Wyoming Territory (Dakota, Utah & Idaho)

USAThe Golden Spike

1869-05-10 Golden Spike driven, completing the 1st US Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory Summit, Utah and connecting the Central Pacific Railroad with the Union Pacific
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The 1st Transcontinental Railroad is finished at last!
The 1st Transcontinental Railroad is finished at last!
  • 1870-02-12 Utah becomes the second territory in the United States to pass a law allowing women the vote, after Wyoming in 1869
  • 1870-02-14 Seraph Young becomes the first woman to legally vote in the modern United States, two days after the Utah legislature passed a law allowing women the vote
  • 1875-10-16 Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah.
  • 1895-11-05 US state Utah accepts female suffrage

  • 1896-11-03 Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah elected 1st female state senator in the US
  • 1897-01-11 M H Cannon becomes 1st woman state senator in US (Utah)
  • 1900-05-01 Premature blast collapses mine tunnel killing 200 at Scofield, Utah
  • 1908-04-16 Natural Bridges National Monument forms (Lake Powell, Utah)
  • 1908-05-30 US Assay Office in Salt Lake City, Utah authorized
  • 1909-02-01 US Assay Office in Salt Lake City, Utah, opens
  • 1914-01-13 IWW-leader/songwriter Joe Hill arrested "Girl from Utah" East-Prussia
  • 1915-10-04 Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado & Utah is established
  • 1918-07-22 Lightning kills 504 sheep in Utah's Wasatch National Park
  • 1924-03-08 Coal mine explosion kills 171 at Castle Gate, Utah
  • 1926-02-17 Avalanche buries 75 in Sap Gulch, Bingham, Utah; 40 die
  • 1933-06-30 US Assay Offices close in Helena, MT, Boise, ID and Salt Lake City, UT
  • 1935-09-03 First automobile to exceed 300mph, Malcolm Campbell powers Bluebird to 301.129mph at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
  • 1938-12-01 School bus & train collide in Salt Lake City Utah
  • 1944-03-28 6th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Utah defeats Dartmouth, 42-40; Utes' first title; small forward Arnie Ferrin is named tournament MOP
  • 1944-12-31 48 people die in a train accident in Ogden, Utah

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1952-09-24 American fast food restaurant chain "KFC" [Kentucky Fried Chicken] opens its first franchise in Salt Lake City, Utah

Businessman and Restaurateur Colonel Sanders
Businessman and Restaurateur
Colonel Sanders
  • 1953-05-19 Nuclear explosion in Nevada (fall-out in St George, Utah)
  • 1956-08-04 German Wilhelm Herz becomes first to ride motorcycle at 200mph (210mph/338kph) at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
  • 1961-03-25 3rd place game is one of the wildest contests in NCAA Tournament history as St Joseph's defeats Utah, 127-120 in quadruple overtime

  • 1963-08-05 Craig Breedlove sets world land speed record of 407.477 mph in Spirit of America at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
  • 1965-11-02 Craig Breedlove driving FIA-legal four-wheeler, Sonic I, breaks land speed record with a two-run average of 555.483 mph (893.963 km/h) at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
  • 1965-11-04 Lee Breedlove sets female land speed record (308.56 MPH) in Utah
  • 1966-08-10 Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again
  • 1968-03-13 Nerve gas accident at Skull Valley, Utah, kills 6,000 sheep
  • 1970-09-05 Estimated 15 cm (6") of rainfall, Bug Point, Utah (state record)
  • 1973-11-03 BYU receiver Jay Miller sets an NCAA football single game record with 22 catches (for 263 yards) en route to a 56-21 victory over New Mexico at Cougar Stadium, Provo, Utah

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1974-10-03 Ted Bundy victim Nancy Wilcox disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy
  • 1974-10-31 Ted Bundy victim Laura Aime disappears in Utah
  • 1974-11-08 Ted Bundy victim Debi Kent disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1975-07-04 Ted Bundy victim Nancy Baird disappears from Layton, Utah
  • 1976-11-10 Utah Supreme Court approves execution of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore
  • 1977-01-17 Gary Gilmore is executed by firing squad in the Utah state prison, convicted of murder
  • 1982-12-02 1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted (U of Utah) in retired dentist Barney Clark; lived 112 days with Jarvic-7 heart
  • 1984-09-15 Sharlene Wells (Utah), 20, crowned 58th Miss America 1985
  • 1984-12-19 Fire at Wilberg Mine in central Utah killed 27 people
  • 1985-01-02 Nevada Las Vegas basketball gives coach Jerry Tarkanian his 600th career victory with a 142-140 win over Utah State in triple overtime; total of 282 points breaks NCAA men's record of 275 set in 1976
  • 1985-02-01 -69°F (-56°C), Peter's Sink, Utah (state record)
  • 1989-02-24 150 million year old fossil egg found in Utah with a fossilized dinosaur embryo inside, the oldest dinosaur egg yet found in the Northern Hemisphere
  • 1989-03-23 2 Utah scientists claim they have produced fusion at room temperature
  • 1990-12-16 KUSW, Salt Lake City Utah, final shortwave radio transmissions
  • 1990-12-17 KTBN, Salt Lake City Utah, begins shortwave radio transmissions
  • 1991-10-04 Delta Center in Salt Lake City Utah
  • 1994-07-23 Amy Osmond of Utah, 17, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1998-03-30 60th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Utah, 78-69; Wildcats' 2nd title in 3 seasons and 7th overall
  • 2002-02-08 IXX Winter Olympic Games open in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
  • 2002-02-24 IXX Winter Olympic Games close in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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2004-11-30 Longtime "Jeopardy!" champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with $2,520,700 USD, television's all-time biggest game show haul

74 Time Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings
74 Time Jeopardy Champion
Ken Jennings
  • 2005-01-01 34th Fiesta Bowl: #5 Utah beats #19 Pittsburgh, 35-7
  • 2005-04-23 NFL Draft: University of Utah quarterback Alex Smith first pick by San Francisco 49ers

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2014-10-14 Utah State University receives terrorist threats pertaining to Anita Sarkeesian's planned lecture the following day

Feminist Media Critic Anita Sarkeesian
Feminist Media Critic
Anita Sarkeesian

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2017-12-04 US President Donald Trump scales back Utah National Parks - Bears Ears National Monument (85%), Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (50%)

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2018-09-16 Cycling land speed record broken for men and women by Denise Mueller-Korenek riding 183.932 mph (296.010 km/h) Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

Famous Birthdays

  • 1304-02-24 Muhammad ibn Battutah, Arab travel writer (Travels in Asia & Africa)
  • 1832-03-10 William Henry Penrose, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1903)
  • 1843-05-06 Grove Karl Gilbert, American geologist (investigated Lake Bonneville, Utah), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1918)
  • 1855-01-23 John Moses Browning, American inventor, born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1926)
  • 1856-11-22 Heber J. Grant, 7th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1945)

Person of interestButch Cassidy

1866-04-13 Butch Cassidy [Robert LeRoy Parker], American desperado (Wild Bunch Passage), born in Beaver, Utah (d. 1908)

  • 1869-09-26 Komitas [Soghomon Soghomonian], Armenian priest and composer, born in Kütahya, Ottoman Empire (d. 1935)
  • 1870-04-04 George Albert Smith, American religious leader, 8th President of Mormon church, born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1951)
  • 1872-11-11 Maude Adams, American actress (Baldwin's Theatre-Peter Pan), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1953)
  • 1873-09-08 David O. McKay, 9th President of Mormon church, born in Huntsville, Utah (d. 1970)
  • 1876-07-19 Joseph Fielding Smith Jr., 10th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1972)
  • 1876-11-07 Culbert Olson, American lawyer and politician (Gov-D-Cal), born in Fillmore, Utah (d. 1962)
  • 1889-06-27 Moroni Olsen, American actor (Annie Oakley, Black Gold, Snow White), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1954)
  • 1890-04-17 Arthemus "Art" Acord, American silent film actor and rodeo champion (Arizona Kid, Hard Fists), born in Glenwood, Utah (d. 1931)
  • 1893-04-23 Frank Borzage, American director (7th Heaven, Strange Cargo), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1962)
  • 1895-03-28 Spencer W. Kimball, American 12th President of the Mormon Church (1973-1985), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1985)
  • 1896-12-21 Leroy Robertson, American composer & music educator, born in Fountain Green, Utah (d. 1971)
  • 1897-03-19 Betty Compson, American actress (Big City, Docks Of New York), born in Beaver, Utah (d. 1974)
  • 1898-03-23 Hazel Dawn [Tout], American actress (Niobe, Under Cover, Feud Girl), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1988)
  • 1899-07-10 John Gilbert, American actor, screenwriter and director (The Hater of Men, Man, Woman and Sin), born in Logan, Utah (d. 1936)
  • 1899-08-27 Byron Foulger, American actor (River's Edge, Up in Smoke), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1970)
  • 1900-09-17 J. Willard Marriott, American entrepreneur and hotelier (founder of Marriott Corporation), born in Marriott Settlement, Utah (d. 1985)
  • 1902-03-27 Charles Bryant Lang Jr., American cinematographer, born in Bluff, Utah (d. 1998)
  • 1906-08-19 Philo T Farnsworth, American inventor (created electronic television, video camera tube), born in Beaver, Utah (d. 1971)
  • 1907-09-21 Helen Foster Snow, American journalist (reported from China in the 1930s), born in Cedar City, Utah (d. 1997)
  • 1908-10-14 Ruth Hale, American playwright and actress, born in Granger, Utah (d. 2003)
  • 1910-06-23 Gordon B. Hinckley, American religious leader, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1995-2008), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2008)
  • 1911-09-23 Frank Moss, United States Senator from Utah (d. 2003)

Person of interestLoretta Young

1913-01-06 Loretta Young, American actress (Farmer's Daughter, Stranger), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2000)

Actress Loretta Young
Actress
Loretta Young
  • 1913-04-17 Paul Langton, American actor (Till the Clouds Roll By, Peyton Place), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1980)
  • 1915-04-01 Art Lund, Salt Lake City Utah, singer (Ken Murray Show)
  • 1917-04-01 Leon Janney (Ramon), American actor (Charly, Stolen Paradise, Hawk), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1980)
  • 1917-06-11 Joseph B Wirthlin, American businessmen, religious leader, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2008)
  • 1918-07-31 Paul D. Boyer, American biochemist and Nobel Prize Laureate for research on the "enzymatic mechanism underlying the biosynthesis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)" (1997), born in Provo, Utah (d. 2018)
  • 1918-10-13 Robert Walker, American actor and writer (Strangers on a Train, Bataan, Madame Curie), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1951)
  • 1919-12-11 Marie Windsor [Emily Marie Bertelson], American actress (The Bounty Hunter, Double Deal), born in Marysvale, Utah (d. 2000)
  • 1920-07-31 James Esdras Faust, American religious leader, born in Delta, Utah (d. 2007)
  • 1920-10-13 Laraine Day [La Raine Johnson], American actress (Dr. KIldaire, Foreign Correspondent), born in Roosevelt, Utah (d. 2007)
  • 1921-02-22 Wayne Booth, American literary critic, born in American Fork, Utah (d. 2005)
  • 1921-07-30 Grant Johannesen, American concert pianist, born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2005)
  • 1923-02-15 Keene Curtis, American character actor (The Rothschilds, Cheers, Amanda's), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2002)
  • 1924-09-10 Boyd K. Packer, LDS church apostle, born in Brigham City, Utah (d. 2015)
  • 1924-09-12 Howard Curtis Nielson, American politician (Rep-R-UT, 1983-91), born in Richfield, Utah
  • 1925-03-19 Brent Scowcroft, Lt Gen (USAF)/National Security Council, born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1925-06-17 Keith Larsen, American actor (Hunter, Brave Eagle), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2006)
  • 1927-08-21 Thomas Monson, 16th president of the (Mormon) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2018)
  • 1928-10-08 M. Russell Ballard, American religious leader (Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of LDS Church), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1929-04-06 Joi Lansing [Joyce Brown], American model, film and television actress, and nightclub singer (Touch of Evil, Bob Cummings Show), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1972)
  • 1930-05-18 Don Leslie Lind, American astronaut (STS 51-B), born in Midvale, Utah
  • 1930-11-15 Olene Walker, politician (R), 1st female Governor of Utah (2003-2005), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 2015)
  • 1931-07-21 Gene Fullmer, American boxer (world middleweight champion), born in West Jordan, Utah (d. 2015)
  • 1932-08-14 James V. Hansen, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2018)
  • 1932-10-12 Jake Edwin Garn, American politician (Sen-R-Utah, 1974-93) and astronaut (STS 51D), born in Richfield, Utah
  • 1933-09-18 Robert "Bob" Bennett, American politician (U.S. Senator from Utah), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2016)
  • 1934-09-27 Wilford Brimley, Salt Lake City Utah, actor (Gus-Our House, Cocoon)
  • 1934-12-01 LaMar Clark, American boxer (record most consecutive knockouts 44, including unsanctioned bouts), born in Cedar City, Utah (d. 2006)
  • 1936-07-16 Buddy Merrill, American guitarist (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Torrey, Utah
  • 1936-08-20 Sam Melville, American actor (Mike Danko-Rookies, Roughnecks), born in Fillmore, Utah (d. 1989)
  • 1936-09-22 Bill Orton, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah), born in North Ogden, Utah (d. 2009)
  • 1937-02-27 L. Jay Silvester, American discus thrower (Olympic silver 1972), born in Tremonton, Utah
  • 1938-04-06 Frances Schreuder, American socialite convicted of murder, born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2004)
  • 1940-06-01 Kip Thorne, American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2017, LIGO), born in Logan, Utah
  • 1940-07-05 Karen Shepherd, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah), born in Silver City, New Mexico
  • 1940-09-08 Quentin L. Cook, American lawyer and religious leader (Quorum of the Twelve Apostles), born in Logan, Utah
  • 1940-10-07 Richard H. Stallings, American politician (Rep-D-ID, 1985- ), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1942-07-09 Edy Williams, American actress (Dr Minx), born in Salt Lake City, Utah

Person of interestNolan Bushnell

1943-02-05 Nolan Bushnell, American electrical engineer (founded Atari, created Pong), born in Clearfield, Utah

Electrical Engineer, Businessman and Founder of Atari Nolan Bushnell
Electrical Engineer, Businessman and Founder of Atari
Nolan Bushnell
  • 1944-08-28 Melvin Dummar, American claimant to the Howard Hughes estate, born in Utah (d. 2018)
  • 1946-10-14 Craig Venter, American biotechnologist and geneticist (involved with the first draft sequence of the human genome), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1946-10-27 Leslie Byrne, American politician (Rep-D-Virginia), born in Salt Lake City, Utah

Person of interestJames Woods

1947-04-18 James Woods, American actor (Salvador, Against All Odds), born in Vernal, Utah

  • 1947-05-29 Anthony Geary, actor (Luke/Bill-General Hospital), born in Coalville Utah
  • 1948-02-17 Rick Majerus, American college basketball coach (5× WAC Coach of the Year; Uni of Utah), born in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin (d. 2012)
  • 1948-10-27 Byron Allred, American rocker (Steve Miller Band), born in Logan, Utah
  • 1949-06-22 Alan Osmond, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1950-09-13 Jeff Lowe, American mountain climber (co-founder Lowe Alpine), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 2018)
  • 1951-08-28 Wayne Osmond, American singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah

Person of interestRoseanne Barr

1952-11-03 Roseanne Barr, American comedienne and TV star (Roseanne), born in Salt Lake City, Utah

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
  • 1953-04-30 Merrill Osmond, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1954-04-21 James Morrison [Paige], American actor (24, Twin Peaks), born in Bountiful, Utah
  • 1954-09-05 Frederick Kempe, American author, journalist, and executive, born in Utah
  • 1954-12-07 Mark Hofmann, American forger, bomber and convicted murderer, born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1955-03-02 Jay Osmond, American singer and drummer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1955-11-26 Tracy Hickman, American sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1957-12-09 Donny Osmond, American singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1959-08-02 Britt Helfer, American actress (Lily-Loving, Alley Cat), born in Clearfield, Utah
  • 1959-10-13 Marie Osmond, American singer and actress (Paper Roses, Goin' Coconuts), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1960-12-19 Mike Lookinland, American actor (Bobby-Brady Bunch), born in Mt Pleasant, Utah
  • 1961-10-11 Steve Young, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 1988-89, 94 [MVP]; Pro Bowl 1992–98; NFL passing TD leader 1992–94, 98; SF 49ers), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1962-06-12 Michael Link, American actor (Earl-Julia), born in Provo, Utah
  • 1963-04-16 Jimmy Osmond, American singer (Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1963-07-24 Karl Malone, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (Utah Jazz, Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Summeerfield, Louisiana
  • 1963-08-29 Greg Holmes, American tennis player, born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1964-04-28 L'Wren Scott [Laura Bambrough], American fashion designer and partner of Mick Jagger, born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2014)
  • 1965-04-18 Jim Boylen, American basketball head coach (Chicago Bulls 2018-19; University of Utah 2007-11), born in East Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1966-01-14 Matt Brock, American NFL defensive end (NY Jets), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1966-08-29 Dan Truman, American singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle), born in St. George, Utah
  • 1966-10-30 Quin Snyder, American basketball head coach (Utah Jazz 2014-19; University of Missouri 1999-2006), born in Mercer Island, Washington
  • 1968-01-02 Scott Mitchell, American NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals ), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1968-09-04 John Preston, American actor (Greg-General Hospital), born in Cedar City, Utah

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1872-12-08 Religious leader Brigham Young (71) weds his fifty-fifth wife Hannah Tapfield in Salt Lake City, Utah

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Brigham Young

LoveWedding of Interest

1916-10-09 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (21) weds Maxine Gates in Farmington, Utah

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

LoveWedding of Interest

1953-10-26 Tennis champion Tony Trabert (23) weds beauty queen Shauna Wood at the Salt Lake Country Club in Salt Lake City, Utah

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
  • 1974-07-16 "The Osmonds" singer Alan Osmond (25) weds Suzanne Pinegar at LDS Temple in Provo, Utah
  • 1978-05-08 Singer Donny Osmond (20) weds Debra Glenn (19) at Salt Lake Temple in Utah
  • 2007-09-29 Olympic downhill skier Lindsey Kildow (23) weds former Olympic skier Thomas Vonn (31) at the Silver Lake Lodge in Deer Valley, Utah

LoveWedding of Interest

2007-12-23 "Dr. Izzie Stevens" actress Katherine Heigl (29) weds singer-songwriter Josh Kelley (27) at Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Utah

  • 2009-01-09 High School Musical actress KayCee Stroh (24) weds Ben Higginson (24) at Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 2012-12-25 Marie Osmond's daughter Rachael Osmond (23) weds Gabriel Krueger (22) in Park City, Utah
  • 2017-01-08 "Dancing with the stars" pro Louis Van Amstel (44) weds health coach Joshua Lancaster in Utah

Famous Deaths

  • 1918-05-01 Grove Karl Gilbert, American geologist (investigated Lake Bonneville, Utah), dies at 74
  • 1977-01-17 Gary Gilmore, American murderer executed in Utah at 36, 1st US execution since 1967
  • 2002-12-18 Wayne Owens, former U.S. Congressman (D-Utah) (b. 1937)
  • 2009-02-20 Larry H. Miller, American businessman and owner of the Utah Jazz (b. 1944)
  • 2012-12-01 Rick Majerus, American college basketball coach (5× WAC Coach of the Year; Uni of Utah), dies of heart failure at 64
  • 2013-08-27 Zelmo Beaty, American basketball player (St Louis Hawks, Utah Stars), dies at 73
  • 2015-11-28 Olene Walker, American politician (R), 1st female Governor of Utah (2003-2005), dies at 85
  • 2016-05-04 Robert "Bob" Bennett, American politician (U.S. Senator from Utah), dies at 82
  • 2018-05-01 Carl W. Duckworth, American politician (Utah House of Representatives, 1955–1958), dies of bone cancer at 53