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Omaha - Historical Events
Date Event
1883-05-17

Buffalo Bill Cody's 1st wild west show premieres in Omaha

1894-10-01

Civic organization, Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben founded in Omaha, Nebraska

1898-06-01

Trans-Mississippi International Exposition opens in Omaha

1917-12-01

Boys Town founded by Father Edward Flanagan west of Omaha Neb

1917-12-12

Rev Edward Flanagan forms Boys Town outside Omaha, Nebraska

1924-05-03

Aleph Zadik Aleph is formed in Omaha, Nebraska by Sam Beber.

1926-12-16

WOW-AM in Omaha NE begins radio transmissions

1934-03-02

Union Pacific tests light-weight high-speed passenger train, Omaha

1935-05-04

61st Kentucky Derby: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:05

1935-05-11

61st Preakness: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 1:58.4

1935-06-08

67th Belmont: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:30.6

1949-09-01

KMTV TV channel 3 in Omaha, NB (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting

1957-09-17

KETV TV channel 7 in Omaha, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting

1958-08-18

Verne Gagne beats Edouard Carpentier in Omaha, to become NWA champ

1958-11-06

Wilber Snyder beats V Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ

1959-08-19

Doctor X beats Wilber Snyder in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ

1960-02-26

Verne Gagne beats Doctor X in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ

1963-01-06

"Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" with Marlin Perkins begins on NBC

1963-07-27

Fritz Von Erich beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ

1964-05-02

Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ

1964-05-16

Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ

1964-08-16

Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open Invitational

1965-05-15

Igor Vodic beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ

1965-05-22

Mad Dog Vachon beats Igor Vodic in Omaha, to become NWA champ

1965-08-22

Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open

1965-10-07

50 mph gust helps Robert Mitera ace 447-yd 10th hole at Miracle Hills, Omaha, Nebr to score world's longest straight hole-in-one

1966-07-03

Race riots in Omaha Nebraska

1966-07-05

National Guard mobilizes in Omaha after 3rd night of rioting

1966-11-12

Dick The Bruiser beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ

1966-11-19

Mad Dog Vachon beats Dick The Bruiser in Omaha, to become NWA champ

1975-05-06

3 people die in tornado that strikes Omaha, Nebraska

2007-12-05

Westroads Mall massacre: A gunman opens fire with a semi-automatic rifle at an Omaha, Nebraska mall, killing eight people before taking his own life.

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Omaha - Notable Birthdays

Fred AstaireMay 10, 1899

Gerald R FordJul 14, 1913

Marlon BrandoApr 3, 1924

Malcolm XMay 19, 1925

Warren BuffettAug 30, 1930

Omaha - Birthdays
Date Event
1888-01-15

Joseph Henabery, Omaha NE, director (Cobra)

1894-09-16

Clarence R Hennecke, Omaha NE, actor (Keystone Kops)

1898-09-10

Adele Marie Astaire, Omaha NE, sister of Fred Astaire, entertainer

1899-05-10

Fred Astaire, Omaha Neb, tap dancer/actor (Easter Parade, Swingtime)

1905-03-28

Marlin Perkins, Carthage Mo, TV host (Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom)

1905-03-28

Marlin Perkins, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

1907-11-09

Burrill Phillips, Omaha Nebraska, composer (Play Ball)

1909-02-11

Max Baer, Omaha, Nebraska, American heavyweight boxing champ (1934-35)

1913-01-07

Shirley Ross, Omaha NE, actress (Cafe Society, Prison Farm)

1913-07-14

Gerald R Ford, [Leslie King], Omaha Nebraska, 41st US VP (1973-74)/38th US President (R-1974-77), (d. 2006)

1913-08-04

Wesley Addy, Omaha Neb, actor (Bostonians, Loving)

1916-06-14

Dorothy McGuire, Omaha, Nebraska, American actress (Old Yeller, Summer Magic)

1920-10-17

Montgomery Clift, Omaha NE, actor (From Here to Eternity)

1921-08-09

Jim Exon, Omaha (The Movie)

1924-04-03

Marlon Brando, Omaha Neb, actor (Superman, Godfather)

1924-12-23

Floyd Kalber, Omaha Neb, newscaster (NBC Weekend News Anchor-1973)

1925-05-19

Malcolm X, [Little], [Detroit Red], Omaha Nebraska, human rights activist and founder of the Black Muslims

1929-12-01

David Doyle, Omaha, Nebraska, American actor (Charlie's Angels, Rugrats)

1929-12-03

Rod Allin, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

1930-08-30

Warren Buffett, Omaha Nebraska, American business magnate (world's wealthiest person in 2008)

1932-12-29

Inga Swenson, Omaha Nebraska, actress (Gretchen-Benson)

1934-11-20

Valentine J Peter, Omaha Neb, priest (Boy's Town 1985- )

1937-04-26

Robert Boozer, Omaha Neb, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1960), (d. 2012)

1938-03-31

Christian Grey, Omaha Tiger

1940-04-18

Skip Stephenson, Omaha Neb, comedian (Real People)

1940-09-19

Paul Williams, Omaha NE, singer/composer/actor (Planet of the Apes)

1941-02-08

Nick Nolte, Omaha, Nebraska, American actor (The Thin Red Line, 48 Hrs)

1941-05-17

Ben Nelson, Omaha (The Movie)

1942-07-12

Richard Stoltzman, Omaha Nebraska, clarinetist (Tashi)

1943-02-22

Tom Van Arsdale, NBA all-star (Detroit, Cincinnati, KC-Omaha, Phil)

1943-12-20

Mike Fahey, Westside Church of Omaha, Nebraska

1944-09-06

Swoosie Kurtz, Omaha Nebraska, actress (Slap Shot, Garp, Sisters)

1946-04-18

Alexander "Skip" Spence, Canada, guitarist/vocalist (Moby Grape-Omaha)

1946-09-09

Doug Ingle, Omaha Nebraska, rock vocalist/keyboards (Iron Butterfly)

1948-04-18

Skip Stephenson, Omaha Neb, comedian (Real People)

1960-03-25

Robert Green, Omaha Neb, tennis star

1961-01-27

Charlotte Kemp, Omaha Ne, playmate (Dec, 1982)

1961-04-06

Mike Schuchart, Omaha NE, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Tour Championship)

1964-03-31

Erik Turner, Omaha Nebraska, rock guitarist (Warrant-Cherry Pie)

1964-05-28

Leisa Sheridan, Omaha NE, playmate (Jul, 1993)

1966-10-11

Gregg Olson, Omaha NE, pitcher (Balt Orioles, Detroit Tigers)

1967-09-05

Michele Ebadi, Omaha Nebraska, Miss Nebraska-America (1991)

1969-09-21

Jason Christiansen, Omaha NE, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)

1972-07-21

Kimera Bartee, Omaha NE, outfielder (Detroit Tigers)

1977-07-12

J.B. Jones, Omaha (The Movie)

1979-06-19

Soni Meduna, Omaha Neb, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)

Omaha - Notable Weddings

Warren BuffettAug 30, 2006

Omaha - Weddings
Date Event
2006-08-30

Billionaire Warren Buffett (76) weds longtime companion Astrid Menks (60) in Omaha

Omaha - Deaths
Date Event
1986-06-14

Marlin Perkins, TV host (Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom), dies at 81

1986-06-14

Marlin Perkins, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

2002-08-20

Rod Allin, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

2005-06-10

Jim Exon, Omaha (The Movie)


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