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Portland - Notable Historical Events

Ben HoganAug 25, 1946

Kathy WhitworthOct 1, 1972

Donna CaponiSep 19, 1976

Nancy LopezSep 16, 1979

Clyde DrexlerFeb 14, 1995

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Portland - Historical Events
Date Event
1775-10-16

Portland, Maine burned by British

1783-12-18

British King George III dissmisses government of Portland

1824-10-21

Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement (Yorkshire, England)

1853-07-18

Completion of Grand Trunk Line, trains begin running over 1st North American railroad between Portland, Maine & Montreal

1855-06-02

The Portland Rum Riot occurs in Portland, Maine.

1866-07-04

Firecracker thrown in wood starts fire destroying half of Portland, Mainee, US

1889-11-17

Union Pacific begins daily through service, Chicago-Portland & SF

1898-11-26

SS Portland "The Titanic of New England" leaves for Cape Cod, shipwrecked off Cape Ann, all 192 on board killed

1905-06-01

Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition opens in Portland, Oregon

1907-06-20

1st Portland Rose festival

1914-07-29

British fleet leaves Portland/passes Straits of Dover

1916-03-30

Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (NHA) beat Portland Rosebuds (PCHA), 3 games to 2

1922-03-21

KGW-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions

1926-11-27

KXL-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions

1926-12-23

KEX-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions

1940-08-11

German air raid on British harbors Portland/Weymouth

1946-08-25

28th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Portland GC Portland Ore

1947-11-02

7th Ryder Cup: US wins 11-1 at Portland Golf Club (Portland, Oregon, US)

1952-09-20

KPTV TV channel 12 in Portland, OR (IND) begins broadcasting

1952-10-01

1st ultra high frequency (UHF) television station, Portland Or

1953-10-15

KOIN TV channel 6 in Portland, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953-12-01

WCSH TV channel 6 in Portland, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting

1954-05-16

WGAN (now WGME) TV channel 13 in Portland, ME (CBS) 1st broadcast

1954-08-31

WMTW TV channel 8 in Portland-Poland Spring, ME (ABC) begins

1956-12-15

KGW TV channel 8 in Portland, OR (NBC) begins broadcasting

1961-02-06

KOAP TV channel 10 in Portland, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting

1962-03-15

KATU TV channel 2 in Portland, OR (ABC) begins broadcasting

1970-02-06

NBA expands to 18 teams with Buffalo, Cleveland, Houston & Portland

1970-11-12

Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA victory (11th game), beating Portland 105-103

1972-10-01

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic

1973-09-23

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Open

1974-09-29

Joanne Carner wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic

1974-10-19

Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland (next win 6-1-90)

1975-08-24

Tampa Bay Rowdies beat Portland 2-0 for NASL cup

1975-09-21

Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic

1976-09-19

Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Portland Golf Classic

1977-08-28

NY Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders, 2-1, at Civic Stadium in Portland Ore, winning their 2nd North American Soccer League championship

1978-05-02

NBA championship: Portland Trailblazers win in 4 games

1979-09-16

Nancy Lopez/JoAnn Washam wins Portland- Ping Team Golf Championship

1980-10-05

Kathy Whitworth/Donna Caponi Young win Portland Ping Team Golf Champ

1981-10-04

Donna Caponi Young/Kathy Whitworth wins Portland Ping Team Golf Champ

1982-09-19

Sandra Haynie/Kathy McMullen wins Portland Ping Team Golf Championship

1983-01-22

Houston is 1st NBA team to be held scoreless in an overtime Portland Trail Blazers out score them 17-0 & win 113-96

1983-01-23

In NBA, Portland scores all 17 pts in overtime to beat Houston 113-96

1983-09-11

Joanne Carner wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship

1984-09-09

Amy Alcott wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship

1985-09-08

Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship

1990-06-01

Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland for 1st time since 1974

1990-06-10

Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers for 1st time since 1974 in Portland

1995-02-14

The Portland Trail Blazers trade Clyde Drexler to the Houston Rockets, who end up winning the 1995 NBA Championship

1996-09-27

The Julie N. tanker skip crashes into the Million Dollar Bridge in Portland, Maine spilling thousands of gallons of oil.

1996-12-05

Portland's Jermaine O'Neal, 18, becomes youngest NBA player

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Portland - Notable Birthdays

Linus PaulingFeb 28, 1901

Stephen KingSep 21, 1947

Bill WaltonNov 5, 1952

Portland - Birthdays
Date Event
1738-04-14

William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1783, 1807-09) Dies 1809.

1807-02-27

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Portland Maine, poet (Hiawatha)

1839-01-09

John Knowles Paine, Portland Maine, composer

1895-12-07

Jack Pennick, Portland OR, actor (Lady From Louisiana)

1901-02-28

Linus Pauling, Portland, Oregon, American chemist/peace activist (Nobel 1954, 1962)

1901-09-26

Donald Cook, Portland Ore, actor (Too Young To Go Steady)

1903-01-20

Leon Ames, Portland Indiana, actor (Mr Ed, Father of the Bride)

1906-05-14

James Flavin, Portland Me, actor (Man With a Camera)

1917-05-14

Lou Harrison, Portland, Oregon, American composer (Rapunzel)

1920-07-19

Robert Mann, Portland Oregon, composer/violinist (String Quartet 1952)

1921-11-20

Phyllis Thaxter, Portland Maine, actress (Nora, Fort Worth), (d. 2012)

1922-02-18

Helen Gurley Brown, Portland Maine, US author/publisher and editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, (d. 2012)

1922-11-01

Jeff Richards, Portland Oregon, actor (Don't Go Near the Water)

1925-10-29

Betty Evans Grayson, Portland Or, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1959)

1927-08-03

Gordon Scott, Portland Oregon, actor (Tarzan & the Trappers)

1928-04-01

Jane Powell, Portland Oregon, singer/actress (7 Brides for 7 Brothers)

1929-11-02

Rachel Ames, Portland Oregon, actress (Line Up, Audrey-Gen Hospital)

1935-05-03

Donald P Hodel, Portland Ore, US Secretary of Interior (1985-89)

1937-01-16

Bob Bogle, Portland, rock bassist/guitarist (Ventures-Batman Theme)

1937-10-15

Linda Lavin, Portland Maine, actress (Alice, Barney Miller)

1939-09-07

Stanley David Griggs, Portland Oregon, astronaut (STS 51-D), STS 33)

1941-07-01

Twyla Tharp, Portland Ind, choreographer (Twyla Tharp Dance Troupe)

1947-01-15

Andrea Martin, Portland ME, comediene (SCTV, Club Paradise)

1947-03-06

Richard "Dick" Fosbury, Portland Oregon, high jumper (Olympics-gold-1968)

1947-07-28

Sally Struther, Portland Oregon, actress (Gloria-All in the Family)

1947-09-21

Stephen King, Portland, Maine, sci-fi/horror author (Carrie, Shining, Kujo)

1948-11-26

Portland Mason, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

1949-10-17

Bill Hudson, Portland Ore, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show)

1951-06-26

Rindy Ross, Portland Oregon, rock vocalist/saxophonist (Quarterflash)

1951-07-21

Diana Dennis, Portland Oregon, body builder (Women Physique World)

1951-08-23

Mark Hudson, Portland Ore, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show)

1952-11-05

Bill Walton, La Mesa California, NBA center (Portland Trailblazers, Boston Celtics)

1953-01-18

Brett Hudson, Portland Ore, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show)

1954-02-16

Margaux Hemingway, Portland Or, actress (Lipstick, They Call Me Bruce)

1954-03-04

Peter Erling Jacobsen, Portland OR, PGA golfer (1990 Bob Hope)

1956-01-27

Fred Quillan, Portland Oregon, WLAF offensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy)

1956-03-12

Dale Murphy, Portland Ore, slugger (Atlanta Braves, 2 time NL MVP)

1958-01-01

Ren Woods, Portland Oregon, actress (Fanta-Roots)

1958-07-07

Michael Marx, Portland Or, US fencer-epee (Olympic-84, 88, 92, 96)

1958-10-01

Alton Lister, NBA forward/center (Portland Trailblazers, Celtics)

1959-03-26

David Delong, Portland Ore, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 BC Open)

1959-11-28

Judd Nelson, Portland ME, actor (Breakfast Club, Jack-Suddenly Susan)

1960-03-08

Buck Williams, NBA forward (Portland Trail Blazers, NY Knicks)

1960-03-15

Donna Smith, Portland Oregon, playmate (March, 1985)

1960-05-10

Victoria Rowell, Portland ME, actress (Drucilla-Young & Restless)

1962-02-27

Kory Tarpenning, Portland Oregon, pole vaulter

1962-05-29

Gerry Norquist, Portland OR, Nike golfer (1990 Boise Open-5th)

1963-06-14

Laurel Kean, Portland ME, LPGA golfer (1994 JAL Big Apple-17th)

1964-12-19

Arvydas Sabonis, NBA center (Portland Trailblazers)

1965-01-11

Steve Vancil, Oregon City Ore, golfer (1989 City of Portland)

1965-01-31

Adam Johnson, Portland Ore, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)

1965-02-22

Chris Dudley, NBA center (NY Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers)

1965-05-16

Brent Jasmer, Portland Oregon, actor (Sly-Bold & Beautiful)

1966-03-29

Eric Gunderson, Portland OR, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)

1966-05-27

John Jaha, Portland OR, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers)

1966-07-11

Rod Strickland, NBA guard (Portland Trail Blazers, Wash Wizards)

1966-07-18

Dan[iel Dion] O'Brien, Portland Oregon, decathelete (Olympic-gold-96)

1966-11-13

Rumeal Robinson, NBA guard (Portland Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons)

1966-11-30

Joe Biel, Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland

1966-12-16

Clifford Robinson, NBA center (Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers)

1968-08-01

Stacey Augmon, Pasadena, NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers, Hawks)

1968-10-02

Craig Kanada, Portland OR, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE SC Classic-3rd)

1968-11-14

Kent Bottenfield, Portland Oregon, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)

1968-12-19

Jennifer Devine, Portland OR, rower (Olympics-96)

1968-12-30

Sean Higgins, NBA guard/forward (Phila 76ers, Portland Trailblazers)

1969-07-15

John Crotty, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trailblazers)

1969-10-30

Brittany Gae Thompson, Portland Oregon, Miss Oregon-America (1991)

1969-12-06

Elmore Spencer, NBA center (Portland Trail Blazers)

1970-06-13

Lance Barton, One Night in Portland

1970-08-31

James Robinson, NBA guard (LA Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers)

1970-10-09

Kenny Anderson, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, Portland Trailblazers)

1970-11-12

Tonya Harding, Portland Or, figure skater (Oly-8th-1994/US Champ 1994)

1971-03-05

Brian Hunter, Portland OR, outfielder (Houston Astros)

1972-03-05

Brian Grant, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers, Sacramento Kings)

1972-05-29

Bill Curley, NBA forward (Portland Trail Blazers, Minn Timberwolves)

1972-06-14

Rick Brunson, NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers)

1972-10-02

Aaron McKie, NBA guard (Portland Trail Blazers, Phila 76ers)

1972-10-23

Tiffeny Milbrett, Portland Oregon, soccer forward (Olympics-96)

1972-11-07

Clive B Barnes, Portland Me, actor (Scott Hayden-Starman)

1974-06-23

Dontonio Wingfield, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)

1974-08-06

Alvin Williams, NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers)

1974-08-26

Kelvin Cato, NBA center (Portland Trailblazers)

1974-09-17

Rasheed Wallace, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)

1974-09-22

Gary Trent, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)

1976-08-25

Sarah Nadeau, Portland Maine, Miss America-Maine (1997)

1978-10-13

Jermaine O'Neal, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)

1984-07-08

Bernardo Pantoja, Cincinnati to Seattle to Portland

Portland - Notable Weddings

John ThompsonJul 5, 1870

Alan SugarApr 28, 1968

Portland - Weddings
Date Event
1870-07-05

Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson (24) weds Annie E. Affleck (25) in Portland, Maine

1968-04-28

Business magnate Alan Sugar (21) weds hairdresser Ann Simons in Great Portland Street Synagogue

Portland - Deaths
Date Event
1709-11-23

Hans Willem baron Bentinck, Dutch/English earl of Portland, dies at 60

1809-10-30

William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1738)

1990-12-26

Portland Hoffa, Episode dated 27 February 1955

2004-05-10

Portland Mason, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit


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