Louisville Events in History



2013 Event - Former President George W. Bush's airplane, a Gulfstream IV, on its way to Dallas' Love Field , was diverted safely to Louisville International AIrport when the pilot smelled smoke

1997 Event - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Louisville, Kentucky on WTFX 100.5 FM

1986 Death - Murray P Haydon, artificial heart recipient, dies in Louisville at 59

1986 Event - 48th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats Duke 72-69

1985 Event - Paul Hornung awarded $1,160,000 by a Louisville court against NCAA who barred him as a college football analyst for betting on games

1985 Event - William Schroeder is 1st artificial heart patient to leave hospital He spent 15 minutes outside Humana Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky

1983 Event - Triple A baseball's Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark

1980 Event - 42nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats UCLA 59-54

1975 Birthday - Matthew Kessinger, born in Louisville, Kentucky, fig skater, 1995 Gt Lakes, Jr. champ

1972 Birthday - Otto Steffers, born in Louisville, Kentucky, field hockey defender 1996 Olympics

1972 Event - 5th ABA All-Star Game: East 142 beats West 115 at Louisville

1971 Event - WDRB TV channel 41 in Louisville, Kentucky (IND) begins broadcasting

1970 Birthday - Paul Byrd, born in Louisville, Kentucky, pitcher for the New York Mets

1970 Event - WKMJ TV channel 68 in Louisville, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting

1969 Event - 2nd ABA All-Star Game: West 133 beats East 127 at Louisville

1968 Event - WGIQ TV channel 43 in Louisville, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Birthday - Kurt Robin McKinney, born in Louisville, Kentucky, actor, Ned-General Hospital

1967 Event - Louisville, Kentucky, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali

1964 Birthday - Theresa Lynn, born in Louisville, Kentucky, actress, Orgasm Girl-Private Parts

1964 Event - AL owners vote 9-1 against Charlie Finley moving Kansas City A's to Louisville

1964 Event - Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move Kansas City A's to Louisville

1961 Event - WLKY TV channel 32 in Louisville, Kentucky (ABC) begins broadcasting

1960 Birthday - Joseph Martin Mudd, born in Louisville, Kentucky, PGA golfer, 1988 Federal Express

1959 Birthday - Sean Young, born in Louisville, Kentucky, actress, Dune, Young Doctor in Love

1958 Event - WKPC TV channel 15 in Louisville, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting

1958 Birthday - Mark Hamilton, born in Louisville, Kentucky, sprint kayak 1996 Olympics

1956 Event - Louisville Kentucky public schools integrates

1955 Birthday - Brad Fabel, born in Louisville, Kentucky, Nike golfer, 1994 NIKE Gateway Classic

1953 Birthday - Greg Martin, born in Louisville, Kentucky, singer, Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett

1952 Event - 112 degrees F (44 degrees C), Louisville, Georgia (state record)

1952 Birthday - Gus Van Sant, born in Louisville, Kentucky, film director, musician, author, Academy-Award winning director of film, 'Good Will Hunting', other movies include, 'Milk', 'Elephant'

1952 Event - 34th PGA Championship: Jim Turnesa at Big Spring CC Louisville

1950 Event - WHAS TV channel 11 in Louisville, Kentucky (CBS) begins broadcasting

1948 Event - WAVE TV channel 3 in Louisville, Kentucky (NBC) begins broadcasting

1948 Birthday - Telma Hopkins, Louisville, singer, Tony Orlando, Family Matters

1947 Birthday - Morganna Roberts, born in Louisville, Kentucky, Baseball's kissing bandit

1945 Birthday - Michael Dorris, born in Louisville, Kentucky, writer, scholar, first unmarried man to adopt child, Raynold Abel, wrote about Reynold in 'The Broken Cord'

1944 Birthday - Leo Burmester, born in Louisville, Kentucky, actor, Flo, Chiefs, Abbys, Odd Jobs

1940 Birthday - Tim Considine, born in Louisville, Kentucky, actor, Mike in "My Three Sons"

1939 Birthday - Hunter Thompson, born in Louisville, Kentucky, writer, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

1936 Birthday - Mary Travers, born in Louisville, Kentucky, folk singer, Peter Paul and Mary

1936 Birthday - Robert Herman Nichols, born in Louisville, Kentucky, PGA golfer, 1986 Showdown

1935 Birthday - Jorge Mester, born in Mexico City, Mexico, conductor, Louisville Orchestra 1967 - 1979

1932 Birthday - Romano L. Mazzoli, born in Louisville, Kentucky, Representative-D-Kentucky 1971 - 1995

1932 Birthday - Karl Kroeger, born in Louisville, Kentucky, composer, studied with Claude Almand, head, American Music Collection, New York Public Library

1928 Birthday - Gene Snyder, born in Louisville, Kentucky, Representative-R-Kentucky, 1963 - 1965 and 1967 - 1987

1927 Birthday - Tom Kennedy, born in Louisville, Kentucky, quiz host, You Don't Say, Name That Tune

1923 Birthday - Susie Bond, born in Louisville, Kentucky, actress, Flo, Temperature Rising

1922 Birthday - Jack Narz, born in Louisville, Kentucky, TV gameshow host, Dotto, Video Village

1920 Birthday - William Conrad, born in Louisville, Kentucky, actor, Bullwinkle Show, Cannon

1915 Birthday - Victor Mature, born in Louisville, Kentucky, actor, 1 Million BC, Samson and Delilah

1914 Birthday - Rogers Morton, born in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. Secretary of Interior, 1968 - 1975

1912 Birthday - Foster Brooks, born in Louisville, Kentucky, comedian/actor, Miles-Mork and Mindy

1903 Birthday - Catherine Dale Owen, actress, Behind Office Doors, Louisville, Kentucky

1902 Birthday - John Bubbles, born in Louisville, Kentucky, rhythm tap dancer, No Maps on My Taps

1900 Birthday - John Mason Brown, born in Louisville, Kentucky, critic, Tonight on Broadway

1900 Event - NL decides to go with 8 teams They exclude Baltimore, Cleveland, Louisville and Washington (in 1953 Boston Braves move to Milwaukee)

1899 Event - Louisville's Henry Dowling struck out 5 times in a game

1898 Birthday - Irene [Marie] Dunne, Louisville, actress, Show Boat, I Remember Mama

1897 Event - Chicago beats Louisville 36-7 (baseball)

1894 Birthday - Billy Gilbert, born in Louisville, Kentucky, Great Dictator, His Gal Friday

1894 Event - Phils get 36 hits, Sam Thompson hits for cycle beating Louisville 29-4

1894 Birthday - Billy Gilbert, born in Louisville, Kentucky, actor, Paradise Alley, Safari, Rio

1890 Event - Last NL-AA World Series game Brooklyn ties Louisville 3 games and 1 tie

1890 Birthday - Henry Hull, born in Louisville, Kentucky, actor, Tobacco Rd, Boys Town, High Sierra

1889 Event - Louisville Colonels set ML baseball record with 26th consecutive loss

1888 Event - Louisville, Kentucky becomes 1st government in U.S. to adopt Australian ballot

1883 Event - National black convention meets in Louisville, Kentucky

1882 Event - Louisville Tony Mullane is 1st to pitch righty then lefty

1876 Event - 1st tie in NL history (Athletics and Louisville, 2-2 in 14)

1876 Event - Chicago Cubs 1st NL game, beats Louisville 4-0 (1st NL shutout)

1876 Event - Baseball's National League forms with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis

1871 Event - Segregated street cars integrated in Louisville, Kentucky

1849 Event - Gas mask patented by Lewis Haslett, Louisville, Kentucky













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