Ogden in History

Historical Events

  • 1929-04-11 KLO-AM in Ogden UT begins radio transmissions
  • 1944-12-31 48 people die in a train accident in Ogden, Utah
  • 1960-10-19 KWCS (now KOOG) TV channel 30 in Ogden, UT (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1962-11-19 KOET (now KULC) TV channel 9 in Ogden, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • 1889-06-27 Moroni Olsen, American actor (Annie Oakley, Black Gold, Snow White), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1954)
  • 1898-03-23 Hazel Dawn [Tout], American actress (Niobe, Under Cover, Feud Girl), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1988)
  • 1899-08-27 Byron Foulger, American actor (River's Edge, Up in Smoke), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1970)
  • 1917-04-01 Leon Janney (Ramon), American actor (Charly, Stolen Paradise, Hawk), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1980)
  • 1925-03-19 Brent Scowcroft, Lt Gen (USAF)/National Security Council, born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1930-11-15 Olene Walker, politician (R), 1st female Governor of Utah (2003-2005), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 2015)
  • 1936-09-22 Bill Orton, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah), born in North Ogden, Utah (d. 2009)
  • 1940-10-07 Richard H. Stallings, American politician (Rep-D-ID, 1985-93), born in Ogden, 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
  • 1953-04-30 Merrill Osmond, American pop singer, and songwriter (Osmond Brothers - "One Bad Apple"; "Down by the Lazy River"), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1955-03-02 Jay Osmond, American singer and drummer (Osmond Brothers - "One Way Ticket to Anywhere"), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1957-12-09 Donny Osmond, American singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1959-10-13 Marie Osmond, American pop singer ("Paper Roses"), and actress (Goin' Coconuts), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1961-03-28 Byron Scott, American NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1963-04-16 Jimmy Osmond, American pop singer (Donnie & Marie), born in Canoga Park, California
  • 1966-01-14 Matt Brock, American NFL defensive end (NY Jets), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1971-06-27 Brant Boyer, American football linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Ogden, Utah