Seattle in History (Part 2)

Washington: Spokane

Historical Events

  • 1991-01-06 Portland Trail Blazers beat the Seattle SuperSonics, 114-111 before a sellout crowd at the Portland Memorial Coliseum; marks the Blazers' 600th consecutive sellout at home
  • 1991-07-25 Seattle Jay Buhner hits a 479' HR in Yankee Stadium
  • 1991-12-27 Chuck Knox retires as Seattle Seahawk coach
  • 1992-09-27 Seattle's Randy Johnson ties AL record for lefties with 18 strike outs

Baseball Record

1993-06-16 Ken Griffey Jr. slugs his 100th career home run in Seattle

  • 1993-09-26 Seattle's Randy Johnson joins 300-strikeout club
  • 1994-07-19 1st game ever cancelled at Seattle Kingdome (falling tiles)

Film Premiere

1995-05-18 "Braveheart" directed by Mel Gibson and starring Mel Gibson and Sophie Marceau premieres at the Seattle Film Festival (Best Picture 1996)

  • 1995-11-04 KeyArena opens in Seattle, Supersonics beat the LA Lakers 103-89
  • 1996-03-31 First time in MLB history, the regular season opens in March with Seattle Mariners beating Chicago White Sox, 3-2 in 12 innings at the Kingdome, Seattle
  • 1999-11-30 In Seattle, Washington, United States, protests against the WTO meeting by anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies
  • 2001-02-28 The Nisqually Earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hits the Nisqually Valley and the Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia area of the U.S. state of Washington.
  • 2001-07-10 72nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Safeco Field, Seattle


2003-03-30 WrestleMania XIX, Safeco Field, Seattle, WA (54,097): Brock Lesnar wins WWE Heavyweight Championship against Kurt Angle

  • 2006-03-25 Capitol Hill massacre: A gunman kills six people before taking his own life at a party in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood
  • 2006-12-20 A judge rules against the death penalty in the case of Naveed Haq, a man convicted in the shooting death and injuries at the Jewish Federation in Seattle.
  • 2009-12-15 Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner makes its maiden flight from Seattle, Washington.

Historic Event

2015-09-22 Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Seattle to start his first state visit to the US

  • 2018-08-10 US ground crew member steals an Alaskan Air plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, flies for over an hour chased by military jets before fatally crashing on Ketron Island
  • 2018-12-04 Ownership group Seattle Hockey Partners led by billionaire businessman Davis Bonderman is unanimously granted an NHL license by the Board of Governors; to start play 2020-21 season at KeyArena

Famous Birthdays

  • 1970-10-11 Constance Zimmer, American actress (Unreal), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1972-06-15 Lianne Bennion, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1972-07-04 William Goldsmith, American drummer (Foo Fighters; Sunny Day Real Estate), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1975-10-24 Corey Dillon, American football running back (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1977-11-10 Josh Barnett, American mixed martial artist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1981-09-24 BenDeLaCreme [Benjamin Putnam], American drag queen, burlesque performer and actor (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1981-09-25 Shane Tutmarc, American songwriter and musician, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1982-01-08 Wil Francis, American horror-punk rock singer (Aiden), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1982-08-02 Grady Sizemore, American baseball player, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1984-01-18 Kristy Lee Cook, American country singer (American Idol, season 7), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1984-12-04 Lindsay Felton, American actress (Caitlin's Way), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1989-01-06 Baby lion-tailed macaques, at Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle, Washington)
  • 1989-02-19 L A Baby orangutan, at Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle, Washington)

Dove Cameron

1996-01-15 Dove Cameron, American actress ("Liv and Maddie"), born in Seattle, Washington

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths