Seattle in History

Washington: Spokane

Historical Events

  • 1851-11-13 The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, the first settlers of what would become Seattle, Washington
  • 1856-01-25 Battle of Seattle; skirmish between settlers & Indians
  • 1861-05-20 Cornerstone of University of Washington laid in Seattle
  • 1861-11-04 University of Washington founded in Seattle
  • 1880-01-06 Record snow cover in Seattle - 120 cm
  • 1880-01-09 6' (1.83 metres) of snow falls in Seattle in 5 days

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1886-02-09 US President Grover Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle because of anti-Chinese violence

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • 1889-06-06 Great Fire in Seattle destroys 25 downtown blocks
  • 1893-01-06 Great Northern Railway connects Seattle with east coast
  • 1894-03-05 Seattle authorizes 1st municipal employment office in US
  • 1897-07-17 1st ship arrives in Seattle carrying gold from Yukon
  • 1898-05-21 US Assay Office in Seattle, Washington, authorized
  • 1904-12-19 Dawson City hockey team begins 9 day walk to get a boat to Seattle to catch a train to Ottawa to play in Stanley Cup on Jan 13 1905
  • 1905-02-11 James Blackstone, Seattle, bowls 299½-last pin breaks but stands
  • 1907-08-28 United Parcel Service is founded by James E. Casey in Seattle, Washington.
  • 1907-11-30 Pike Place Market dedicated in Seattle

  • 1909-06-01 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition opens in Seattle

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1916-07-15 Boeing Company (Pacific Aero) formed by William Boeing in Seattle, Washington

Aviation Pioneer William Boeing
Aviation Pioneer
William Boeing
  • 1917-03-26 Stanley Cup Final, Seattle Ice Arena, Seattle, WA: Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA) beat Montreal Canadiens (NHL), 9-1 for a 3-1 series victory; first US team to win SC
  • 1919-02-06 1st day of 5-day Seattle general strike
  • 1919-03-03 1st international air mail service from US, Seattle-Victoria, BC
  • 1919-04-01 Stanley Cup Final, Seattle Ice Arena, Seattle, WA: With Montreal Canadiens (NHL) & Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA) tied at 2-2-1, trophy not awarded due to worldwide flu epidemic
  • 1920-04-01 Stanley Cup Final, Mutual Street Arena, Toronto, ON: Jack Darragh scores a hat-trick as Ottawa Senators (NHL) beat Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA), 6-1 for a 3-2 series win
  • 1922-03-09 KJR-AM in Seattle Washington begins radio transmissions
  • 1924-04-06 4 planes leave Seattle on 1st successful around-the-world flight
  • 1924-09-28 2 US Army planes end around-world flight, Seattle to Seattle, 57 stops
  • 1926-03-09 Bertha Landes elected 1st woman mayor of Seattle
  • 1926-11-24 KVI-AM in Seattle WA begins radio transmissions
  • 1933-04-07 University Bridge, Seattle opens for traffic
  • 1936-12-15 KVL-AM in Seattle Washington changes call letters to KEEN (now KING)
  • 1938-12-29 Construction on Lake Washington Floating Bridge, Seattle, begins
  • 1940-07-02 Lake Washington (Seattle) Floating bridge dedicated
  • 1941-07-16 100°F (38°C) highest temperature ever recorded in Seattle, Washington
  • 1944-05-06 KJR-AM in Seattle Washington swaps calls with KOMO
  • 1946-06-21 Federal judge in Seattle rules that club doesn't have to play returning serviceman
  • 1948-11-25 KING TV channel 5 in Seattle, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting

  • 1953-03-01 KTNT (now KSTW) TV channel 11 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begins
  • 1953-08-02 KCPQ TV channel 13 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-12-10 KOMO TV channel 4 in Seattle, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954-12-07 KCTS TV channel 9 in Seattle, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955-03-31 Merger of Chase National Bank (3rd largest bank) and Bank of the Manhattan Company (15th largest bank) forms Chase Manhattan
  • 1955-06-09 Temperature reaches 100°F in Seattle, Washington, the then hottest day on record

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1957-08-22 Olympic heavyweight boxing champion Pete Rademacher becomes first to contest the world title in his first professional bout; knocked out by Floyd Patterson in 6th round at Sicks' Stadium, Seattle

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 1958-02-08 KIRO TV channel 7 in Seattle, WA (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1958-03-22 20th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Seattle, 84-72; Seattle's future Hall of Fame small forward Elgin Baylor is named tournament MOP

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor

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1959-02-20 Jimi Hendrix (16), rock and roll guitarist, plays his first gig in the Temple De Hirsch synagogue basement, Seattle. He is fired from the band after the 1st set due to "wild" playing

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 1961-05-22 1st revolving restaurant (Top Of The Needle in Seattle) opens
  • 1962-04-21 Century 21 Exposition opens in Seattle, Washington
  • 1962-10-22 Pacific Science Center opens at Seattle Center
  • 1963-08-28 Evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle & Bellevue opens
  • 1964-10-16 Indians' directors vote to keep franchise in Cleveland, rejecting bids by Seattle, Oakland & Dallas
  • 1965-04-29 Earthquake hits Seattle; 5 die
  • 1967-10-18 AL votes to allow Athletics to move from KC to Oakland & expand league to 12 teams in 1971 with KC & Seattle teams
  • 1967-11-13 NL owners OK AL expansion to Seattle & Kansas City
  • 1967-12-01 Seattle awarded one of the 2 AL expansion franchise teams
  • 1967-12-01 Pacific Northwest Sports, Inc. is awarded one of the 2 American League baseball expansion franchises; new team named the Seattle Pilots
  • 1968-03-31 Seattle's AL club is named Pilots
  • 1969-04-01 Seattle Pilots trade little-known minor league outfielder Lou Piniella to KC Royals for 2 prospects; hits .282 with 11 HRs & 68 RBI to win AL Rookie of the Year; becomes leading MLB manager
  • 1969-07-25 70,000 attend Seattle Pop Festival
  • 1969-10-02 Seattle Pilots' last game in Seattle; crash to 98th season loss, 3-1 to Oakland in front of just 5,473; move to Milwaukee as the Brewers next season
  • 1969-12-02 Boeing 747 jumbo jet 1st public preview (Seattle to NYC)
  • 1970-03-31 Federal bankruptcy court allows Seattle Pilots to be sold to Milwaukee
  • 1970-04-01 Federal Bankruptcy Referee Sidney Volinn declares MLB's Seattle Pilots bankrupt; car dealer Bud Selig buys franchise for $10.8 million and moves club to Milwaukee (Brewers)
  • 1970-11-09 Trial of Seattle 8 anti-war protesters begins
  • 1972-11-02 Construction begins on Kingdome, Seattle
  • 1973-10-16 Monks Heng Yo & Heng Ju, start 1000 mile SF to Seattle pilgrimage
  • 1973-12-02 Capital Centre (USAir Arena) opens in Landover Maryland; NBA's Washington Bullets beat Seattle SuperSonics, 98-96 in opening game; arena demolished 2002
  • 1973-12-11 NA Soccer League awards LA, San Francisco, Seattle & Vancouver franchises
  • 1974-06-11 Bundy victim Georgann Hawkins disappears from UW, Seattle, Washington
  • 1974-07-20 Heng Yo and Heng Ju, completes 1,000 mile (SF-Seattle) pilgrimage
  • 1975-08-30 KTW-AM in Seattle, Washington changes call letters to KYAC (now KKFX)
  • 1975-09-01 KOL-AM in Seattle, Washington changes call letters to KMPS
  • 1976-06-10 67,000 fans attends Wings concert at Seattle's Kingdome
  • 1976-08-28 NY Cosmos beat Seattle Sounders 2-1 for NASL cup
  • 1976-10-05 MLB expansion draft: Seattle Mariners & Toronto Blue Jays pick 30 unprotected AL players; Ruppert Jones OF (Seattle) & Bob Bailor OF (Toronto) are first picks
  • 1976-11-05 New AL franchises in Seattle & Toronto fill up their rosters
  • 1977-05-07 103rd Kentucky Derby: Jean Cruguet on Seattle Slew wins in 2:02.2
  • 1977-05-21 102nd Preakness: Jean Cruguet aboard Seattle Slew wins in 1:54.4
  • 1977-06-11 109th Belmont: Jean Cruguet riding Seattle Slew wins in 2:29.6
  • 1977-07-03 Triple Crown champion Seattle Slew's 9-race win streak ends in the Swaps Stakes at Hollywood Park, finishes 4th
  • 1977-07-24 Seattle's John Montague pitches 6 2/3 innings of perfect relief tying 2 game record of retiring 33 consecutive batsmen
  • 1977-08-28 NY Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders, 2-1, at Civic Stadium in Portland Ore, winning their 2nd North American Soccer League championship
  • 1977-09-16 Seattle beats Royals, 4-1, to end KC's winning streak at 16 games

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1978-09-02 Yankees right fielder Reggie Jackson hits his 20th HR of the season in a 6-2 home win over Seattle; 19th MLB player to hit 20 HR in 11 straight years

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1979-06-09 Willie Horton is honored at Seattle's Kingdome
  • 1979-07-17 50th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-6 at Kingdome, Seattle
  • 1982-06-05 Waterfront streetcar begins operating in Seattle
  • 1982-07-15 Body of Wendy Caulfield, 1st Green River victim, found near Seattle
  • 1982-07-22 Academic Text Processing Service forms in Seattle

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1982-08-02 Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 100th MLB base of the season in 6-5 win v Seattle, first to steal 100 twice in modern era

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1982-12-05 Seattle Univ Baptist Ch declares sanctuary for Cen Am refugees
  • 1983-11-02 Abp Hickey conducts papal investigation of Abp Hunthausen, Seattle
  • 1985-09-29 Deron Cherry, Kansas City vs Seattle, has 4 interceptions!
  • 1986-04-11 KXA-AM in Seattle WA changes call letters to KRPM
  • 1986-08-17 Bronze pig statue unveiled at Pike Place Market, Seattle
  • 1988-08-31 5-day power blackout of downtown Seattle begins
  • 1988-10-08 Fire in Seattle's Space Needle causes evacuation, $2,000 damage
  • 1988-11-08 Arco Arena in Sacramento CA opens, Sac Kings lose to Seattle, 97-75
  • 1990-06-13 Boeing 767 sets non-stop commercial flight, Seattle to Narobi Kenya
  • 1990-07-21 Goodwill Games opens in Seattle, Washington

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestWilliam Randolph Hearst

1863-04-29 William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper publisher (San Francisco Examiner, Seattle P-I), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1951)

Newspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst
Newspaper Publisher
William Randolph Hearst
  • 1868-10-19 Bertha Landes, 1st woman elected mayor of a major US city (Seattle)
  • 1886-05-28 Nikolai Sokoloff, Russian-American conductor (Seattle Symphony), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1965)
  • 1890-01-28 Robert Stroud, American convict, "Birdman of Alcatraz", born in Seattle Washington (d. 1963)
  • 1891-02-02 Frank Foyston, NHL Hall of Famer (Seattle)
  • 1892-07-24 Alice Ball, African American chemist (developed treatment for leprosy), born in Seattle Washington (d. 1916)
  • 1893-08-06 Guthrie McClintic, Broadway producer/dir (Winterset), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1902-08-22 Thomas Pelly, American politician, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1973)
  • 1903-10-12 Josephine Hutchinson, American actress (Story of Louis Pasteur), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1998)
  • 1906-01-19 Lanny Ross, radio singer (Show Boat, The Swift Show), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1910-05-15 Constance Cummings, American soprano and actress (John & Julie, 7 Sinners, Glamour), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2005)
  • 1910-07-02 Earl Robinson, American composer, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1991)
  • 1910-07-02 William Douglas Denny, American composer, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1980)
  • 1911-01-08 Gypsy Rose Lee [Rose Hovick], American burlesque actress (Gypsy), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1970)
  • 1912-06-21 Mary McCarthy, American novelist (Group), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1989)
  • 1913-09-19 Frances Farmer, American actress (Son of Fury, Flowing Gold, Among the Living), born in Seattle, Washington (1970)
  • 1914-02-11 Matt Dennis, American vocalist (Matt Dennis Show), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1914-02-15 Kevin McCarthy, American actor (Invasion of Body Snatchers, Death of a Salesman), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2010)
  • 1918-04-23 Gordon Hirabayshi, American civil rights activist and WWII internment opponent (Hirabayshi v. United States), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2012)
  • 1918-05-23 Robert "Bumps" Blackwell, band leader and record producer, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1985)
  • 1920-03-24 Gene Nelson [Leander Berg], American screenwriter, director and actor (Tea For 2, Oklahoma), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1996)
  • 1920-08-02 Theo Marcuse, American character actor (Mara of Wilderness), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1967)
  • 1921-01-31 Carol Channing, American actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Hello Dolly), singer and comedian, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2019)
  • 1921-03-21 Joe Sutter, American engineer and head of the Boeing 747 program, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)
  • 1921-05-21 Leona Wood, painter and dancer, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1922-02-24 Steven Hill, American actor (Mission Impossible, Law & Order), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)
  • 1923-03-25 Bonnie Guitar [Buckingham], American guitarist, singer and record executive (Dark Moon), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2019)
  • 1926-03-23 Martha Wright, American actress and singer (South Pacific, The Martha Wright Show), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)
  • 1927-02-22 Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1999)
  • 1929-05-07 Dick Williams, American baseball player and manager (including Seattle 1986-87), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • 1929-07-05 Mary Maxwell Gates, American businesswoman, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1994)
  • 1929-08-07 Jo Baer [Josephine Kleinberg], American painter and minimalist artist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1929-10-05 Richard F. Gordon Jr., American naval officer and astronaut (Gemini 11, Apol 12), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1930-09-11 Cathryn Damon, American actress (Mary-Soap, She's Having a Baby), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1930-12-24 Robert Joffrey [Abdullah Jaffa Anver Bey Khan], American dancer, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1931-06-06 Lloyd Lindroth, American harpist, The Liberace of the Harp, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1994)
  • 1933-03-13 Frank H. Murkowski, American politician, U.S. Senator from Alaska (1981-2002), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1938-05-26 William Bolcom, American composer (Oracles), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1938-07-09 Paul Seiko Chihara, American-Japanese composer, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1939-05-01 Judy Collins, singer (Send in the Clowns, Clouds), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1939-10-07 John Hopcroft, American computer scientist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1940-02-25 Ron Santo, American Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman (9-time MLB All Star; 5-time Gold Glove; Chicago Cubs), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2010)
  • 1941-07-19 Jennifer Dunn, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2007)
  • 1941-09-15 Signe Toly Anderson, American singer, founding member of Jefferson Airplane, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)
  • 1941-09-29 Kermit Zarley, American golfer, author (Canadian Open 1970), born in Seattle, Washington

Person of interestGary Kildall

1942-05-19 Gary Kildall, American computer scientist and entrepreneur who created the CP/M operating system, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1994)

Computer Scientist Gary Kildall
Computer Scientist
Gary Kildall
  • 1942-07-08 Janice Pennington, American Playboy playmate (May 1971) and model (The Price is Right), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1942-10-15 Don Stevenson, American rock drummer (Moby Grape), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1942-11-08 Ángel Cordero Jr, Puerto Rican jockey (Kentucky Derby 1974, 76, 85; US Racing Hall of Fame), born in Santurce, Puerto Rico

Person of interestJimi Hendrix

1942-11-27 Jimi Hendrix, rock guitarist (Purple Haze), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1970)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 1943-07-12 Paul Silas, American basketball player and coach (Boston Celtic, Seattle SuperSonic), born in Prescott, Arkansas
  • 1943-07-22 Bobby Sherman [Robert Cabot Sherman Jr.], American actor/singer (Here Comes the Brides), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1943-10-29 Donald Simpson, American film producer (Flashdance), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1996)
  • 1944-04-30 Richard Shoff, American rocker (Sandpipers), born in Seattle
  • 1945-04-04 Caroline McWilliams, American actress (Sally-Soap, Marcy-Benson), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1945-09-12 Vern Lindblad, Turkologist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1948-07-19 Keith Godchaux, American pianist (Grateful Dead), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1979)
  • 1949-08-23 Norah Ellen O'Neill, first woman pilot for Alaska Central Air (1974), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1949-11-10 Ann Reinking, American dancer and actress (All the Jazz, Micki & Maude), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1950-11-16 John Swartzwelder, American television writer (The Simpsons), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1951-06-30 Stephen S. Oswald, American NASA astronaut (STS 42, 56, 67), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1951-07-01 Daryl Anderson, American actor (Animal-Lou Grant), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1951-09-13 Jean Smart, American actress (Charlene-Designing Women), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1952-07-17 Chet McCracken, American rocker (Doobie Brothers), born in Seattle, Washington

Person of interestPaul Allen

1953-01-21 Paul Allen, American business magnate (co-founder Microsoft, owner Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Seahawks), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2018)

Co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen
Co-founder of Microsoft
Paul Allen
  • 1953-03-27 Pamela Roylance, actress (Sarah-Little House on Prairie), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1954-07-01 Chip Hanauer, American hydroplane racer (world champion 1982), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1955-08-07 Greg Nickels, American politician (Mayor of Seattle, 2002–), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestBill Gates

1955-10-28 Bill Gates, American businessman and billionaire (founder and CEO of Microsoft, richest person in the world), born in Seattle, Washington

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates
  • 1956-02-17 Richard Karn [Wilson], American actor (Home Improvement) and TV game show host (Family Feud), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1956-05-04 David Guterson, American author (Snow Falling on Cedars), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1956-12-11 Lani Brockman, American actress and theatre director, born in Seattle
  • 1957-10-31 Brian Stokes Mitchell, American singer and actor, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1958-03-23 El Duce [Eldon Wayne Hoke], American singer and drummer (The Mentors), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1997)
  • 1958-07-05 Meredith Ann Pierce, American sci-fi author (Darkangel), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1959-04-22 Ryan Stiles, American actor (Lewis-Drew Carey Show), born in Seattle, Washington

Person of interestFred Couples

1959-10-03 Fred Couples, American golfer (US Masters 1992), born in Seattle, Washington

Golfer and Masters Champion Fred Couples
Golfer and Masters Champion
Fred Couples
  • 1960-09-04 Kim Thayil, American guitarist (Soundgarden, Probot), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1960-09-09 Mario Batali, American chef and restaurateur, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1961-04-11 Doug Hopkins, American guitarist and songwriter (Gin Blossoms), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1993)
  • 1961-05-11 Diana Lee[-Hsu], American actress (Licence to Kill), and model (Playboy playmate May, 1988), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1962-04-27 PattiSue Plumer, American 3k runner (Gold-Seattle '90), born in Covina, California
  • 1962-05-04 Oleta Adams, American soul singer and pianist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1963-03-12 Candy Costie, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1963-03-26 Rebecca Twigg, 79K cyclist (Olympic silver 1984, 92, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1964-02-05 Duff McKagan [Michael Andrew], American bassist (Guns N' Roses), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1964-02-17 Mike Campbell, American pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1964-07-20 Chris Cornell, American musician (Soundgarden, Audioslave), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1964-08-06 John Mooney, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1965-02-22 Dean Karr, American director & photographer, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1965-02-23 Robert "Bob" Ferguson, American politician (Democratic Party) and Attorney General of Washington, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1966-01-20 Rainn Wilson, American actor (The Office, Juno), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1966-11-19 Gail Devers, American athlete (Olympics gold 100m 1992, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1967-04-29 Mary McCagg, rower (Olympic 4th 1992, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1967-08-18 Dan Peters, American musician, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1967-11-06 Jackie Auzias de Turenne, WPVA volleyballer (Natl-17th-1995), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1968-01-23 Eric Metcalf, American football running back (Atl Falcons, San Diego Chargers), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1968-04-30 Roger Mar, rapid fire pistol (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1968-08-05 John Olerud, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1968-10-19 Sinitta, British-American singer (So Macho, Toy Boy), born in Seattle, Washington

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

2002-01-12 TV Host Conan O'Brien (38) weds Liza Powel (31) at St. James Cathedral in Seattle, Washington

TV Host Conan O'Brien
TV Host
Conan O'Brien

LoveWedding of Interest

2009-09-19 "500 Days of Summer" actress Zooey Deschanel (29) weds "Death Cab for Cutie" singer Ben Gibbard (33) in Seattle, Washington

  • 2013-01-15 "Gomer Pyle" actor Jim Nabors (82) weds retired performer Stan Cadwallader (64) at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle

Famous Deaths

  • 1866-06-07 Chief Seattle, Native American leader

Person of interestWilliam Randolph Hearst

1951-08-14 William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper publisher (San Francisco Examiner, Seattle P-I), dies at 88

Newspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst
Newspaper Publisher
William Randolph Hearst
  • 1965-09-25 Nikolai Sokoloff, Russian-American conductor (Seattle Symphony), dies at 79
  • 1974-02-01 Lynda Ann Healy, 1st Bundy murder victim, abducted in Seattle
  • 1982-07-15 Wendy Caulfield, 1st Green River victim, found near Seattle

Person of interestKurt Cobain

1994-04-05 Kurt Cobain, American grunge rocker (Nirvana), commits suicide at 27 by shooting himself in the head with a shotgun

Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain
  • 1994-11-16 John Boylan, American actor (Twin Peaks, Sleepless in Seattle), dies at 82
  • 1999-07-01 Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), dies at 72
  • 2011-07-07 Dick Williams, American baseball player and manager (including Seattle 1986-87), dies at 82