Schenectady Events in History

1975 Birthday - Gregory Maddalone, Schenectady, New York, dance skater, & Demkowski

1973 Birthday - Barbara Rittner, born in Krefeld, West Germany, tennis star, 1992 Schenectady

1966 Birthday - Judith Wiesner, born in Hallein, Austria, tennis star, 1994 Schenectady

1957 Birthday - Jeff Blatnick, born in Schenectady, New York, wrestling, Gold Medal 1984 Olympics

1956 Birthday - Mickey Rourke, born in Schenectady, New York, actor, 9 Weeks, Wild Orchid, Homeboy

1948 Event - Schenectady Blue Jays Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game

1947 Birthday - Vince Martino, born in Schenectady, New York, WLAF offensive asst, Barcelona Dragons

1945 Birthday - Pat Riley, born in Schenectady, New York, NBA coach, Lakers, Knicks, Heat

1943 Event - 1st telecast of a complete opera (Hansel and Gretel), Schenectady, New York

1939 Event - WGY-TV (Schenectady, New York), 1st coml TV station, begins service

1935 Event - 1st radio tube made of metal announced, Schenectady, New York

1933 Event - 1st sodium vapor lamps installed, Schenectady, New York

1930 Event - 1st round-the-world radio broadcast Schenectady NY

1929 Birthday - Kenneth DeWitt Schermerhorn, Schenectady, New York, conductor, Amer Ballet

1929 Event - Medical diathermy machine 1st used, Schenectady, New York

1928 Event - General Electric opens 1st TV-station (Schenectady, New York)

1928 Event - WGY, Schenectady begins regular TV programming

1926 Birthday - Ann B. Davis, Schenectady, New York, actress, Bob Cummings Show, Brady Bunch

1925 Birthday - Charles Mackerras, Schenectady, New York, Australian conductor

1923 Birthday - Harold Gould, Schenectady, New York, actor, He and She, Martin-Rhoda, Big Bus

1922 Event - WGY-AM in Schenectady New York begins radio transmissions

1831 Event - 1st U.S. steam engine train run (Albany to Schenectady, New York)

1690 Event - French and Indian troops set Schenectady settlement New York on fire