Provo in History

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1875-10-16 Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, 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
  • 1964-11-15 KBYU TV channel 11 in Provo, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • 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)
  • 1960-08-14 Fred Roberts, American NBA forward (LA Lakers), born in Provo, Utah
  • 1962-06-12 Michael Link, American actor (Earl-Julia), born in Provo, Utah
  • 1976-04-02 Evan McMullin, American independent candidate for President (2016), born in Provo, Utah
  • 1978-03-03 Douglas Osmond, vocalist (Osmond Boys), born in Provo, Utah
  • 1982-12-08 Noelle Pikus-Pace, American skeleton racer, born in Provo, Utah

Famous Weddings

  • 1974-07-16 "The Osmonds" singer Alan Osmond (25) weds Suzanne Pinegar at LDS Temple in Provo, Utah