Lafayette Events in History

1980 Death - Alec Lafayette Chew Wilder, composer, dies at 73

1976 Birthday - Chanda Rubin, Lafayette, Louisiana, tennis star, 1996 Australian Open doubles

1969 Birthday - Jarrod Hanks, born in Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S. gymnast, Olympic-92, 96

1969 Birthday - Lyle Mouton, Lafayette, Louisiana, outfielder, Chicago White Sox

1968 Event - KLNI (now KADN) TV channel 15 in Lafayette, LA (IND) begins

1968 Death - Georg von der Vring, German painter (Camp Lafayette), dies at 78

1962 Event - KATC TV channel 3 in Lafayette, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1962 Birthday - Izzy Stradlin, born in Lafayette, Indiana, guitarist, Guns and Roses

1962 Birthday - Axl Rose, Lafayette, Indiana, vocalist, Guns and Roses

1955 Event - KLFY TV channel 10 in Lafayette, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WLFI TV channel 18 in Lafayette, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Birthday - Andy Bean, born in Lafayette, Georgia, PGA golfer, Western 1978, Kemper 1978

1950 Birthday - Richard Keith, Lafayette, Louisiana, actor, Little Ricky-I Love Lucy

1948 Birthday - Larry McNeeley, Lafayette, Indiana, banjo player, Glen Campbell Hour

1944 Birthday - Eddy Raven, Lafayette, Louisiana, country singer, Right Hand Man

1942 Birthday - Donald E. Williams, Lafayette, Indiana, Captain USN/astronaut, STS-51D, STS-34

1922 Birthday - Adam Kennedy, born in Lafayette, Indiana, actor, Dion-Californian

1919 Event - Acadia National Park forms (as Lafayette N P), Maine

1916 Event - Escadrille Americaine (Lafayette) transfered to Verdun

1899 Event - Congress authorizes Lafayette silver dollar

1895 Birthday - Louise Fazenda, Lafayette, Indiana, actress/comedienne, Almost an actress

1873 Birthday - Ray Ewry, born in Lafayette, Indiana, jumper, 10 Gold Medals 1900, 1904, 1906, 1908 Olympics

1859 Event - 1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind

1836 Birthday - Thomas Lafayette Rosser, Major General Confederate Army

1834 Death - Marquis de Lafayette, French general, dies

1826 Birthday - Lafayette Curry Baker, Brigadier General Union volunteers

1825 Birthday - George Lafayette Beal, Major General Union volunteers

1824 Event - General Lafayette returns to U.S.

1821 Birthday - Lafayette McLaws, Major General Confederate Army

1784 Event - Maryland grants citizenship to Lafayette and his descendents

1777 Event - Marquis de Lafayette, 19, made major-general of Continental Army

1777 Event - Marquis de Lafayette lands in US

1757 Birthday - Marquis de Lafayette, American patriot, French revolutionary