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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder Ken Griffey Jr.
Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder
Ken Griffey Jr.
  • 1993-09-26 Seattle's Randy Johnson joins 300-strikeout club
  • 1994-07-19 1st game ever cancelled at Seattle Kingdome (falling tiles)

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson
  • 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • 2018-08-12 US man steals a plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, flies for an hour chased by military jets before 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

  • 1969-03-14 Ty[rel] Bennion, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1970-10-05 Josie Bissett, American actress (Jane Mancini-Melrose Place), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1970-10-11 Constance Zimmer, American actress (Unreal), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1971-10-27 Liz Pagano, WPVA volleyballer (National-13th-1994), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1972-06-15 Lianne Bennion, 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 singer, 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)

Person of interestDove Cameron

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

Actress Dove Cameron
Dove Cameron

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths