Spokane in History

Washington: Seattle

Historical Events

  • 1910-06-19 Father's Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Wash)
  • 1922-02-28 KHQ-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions
  • 1927-02-04 KGA-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions
  • 1944-08-20 26th PGA Championship: Bob Hamilton at Manito G & CC Spokane Wash
  • 1946-07-24 9 Spokane baseball players (Western League) die in a bus crash
  • 1952-12-20 KHQ TV channel 6 in Spokane, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-01-16 KXLY TV channel 4 in Spokane, WA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954-10-31 KREM TV channel 2 in Spokane, WA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959-08-23 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open
  • 1961-08-04 Spokane, Washington reaches August record 108°F
  • 1961-08-27 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Women's Golf Open
  • 1962-09-03 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open
  • 1963-09-08 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Spokane Women's Golf Open
  • 1967-04-26 KSPS TV channel 7 in Spokane, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1985-01-07 KHQ-AM in Spokane WA changes call letters to KLSN (now KAQQ)
  • 1985-10-07 KHQ-AM in Spokane Wash's final transmission

Famous Birthdays

  • 1894-11-14 Seena Owen, American silent screen actress (Queen Kelly), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1966)
  • 1902-10-15 William Edmundson, vocalist (Southernaires), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1907-06-27 John McIntire, American actor (Naked City, Wagon Train, Virginian), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1991)
  • 1912-02-07 Jane Ross, actress (Audrey-Phyllis, Coed Fever), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1913-08-23 Bob Crosby, Bing's brother, orchestra leader (Bob Crosby Show), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1920-05-29 Clifton James, American actor (Live and Let Die), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1921-05-29 James Clifton, actor (Live & Let Die), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1921-07-03 Susan Peters, actress (Random Harvest, Young Ideas), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1922-05-07 Darren McGavin, actor (Night Stalker, Tribes, Turk 182), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1925-05-14 Patrice Munsel, soprano (Patrice Munsel Show), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1925-12-10 Carolyn Ashley Kizer, American writer (Yin, Pulitzer 1985), born in Spokane, Washington, (d. 2014)
  • 1929-03-06 Tom Foley, American politician (Rep-D, 1965-1995) and speaker of the house (1989-95), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 2013)
  • 1929-09-28 Marilyn Clark, actress (House of Party Beach), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1944-04-04 Craig T. Nelson, actor (Poltergeist, Hayden Fox-Coach), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1950-10-09 Gary Frank, actor (Enemy Territory, Deadly Weapon), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1958-07-22 Sandra Elizabeth Greenberg, playmate (June, 1987), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1958-09-06 Michael Winslow, American actor and comedian (Police Academy), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1959-09-18 Ryne Sandberg, infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1960-08-24 Kris Monaghan, golfer (1990 Red Robin Kyocera Inamori), born in Spokane, Washington

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1962-03-26 John Stockton, NBA guard (Utah Jazz, Olympics-gold-96), born in Spokane, Washington

NBA Point Guard John Stockton
NBA Point Guard
John Stockton
  • 1966-02-16 Eric Uptagrafft, prone rifle (Olympics-1996), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1968-08-21 Barbara Ann Moore, playmate (Dec, 1992), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1970-01-30 Scott Levins, NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1972-01-16 Desiree Leipham, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-17th-1995), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1993-06-07 Jordan Fry, American actor (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), born in Spokane, Washington

Famous Deaths

  • 2006-07-22 James E. West, mayor of Spokane, Washington (b. 1950)