Provo in History

Historical Events

  • 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, American pop 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