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Oklahoma City - Notable Historical Events

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Oklahoma City - Historical Events
Date Event
1922-03-16

WKY-AM in Oklahoma City OK begins radio transmissions

1935-07-16

1st automatic parking meter in US installed (Oklahoma City, Ok)

1935-10-22

18th PGA Championship: Johnny Revolta at Twin Hills CC Oklahoma City

1942-06-12

Tornado kills 35 in Oklahoma City

1949-06-06

WKY (now KTVY) TV channel 4 in Oklahoma City, OK (NBC) 1st broadcast

1953-12-20

KWTV TV channel 9 in Oklahoma City, OK (CBS) begins broadcasting

1954-07-15

KOCO TV channel 5 in Oklahoma City, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting

1955-04-03

Louise Suggs wins LPGA Oklahoma City Golf Open

1956-04-13

KETA TV channel 13 in Oklahoma City, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting

1958-08-19

NAACP Youth Council begin sit-ins at Oklahoma City Lunch counters

1959-01-26

KOKH TV channel 25 in Oklahoma City, OK (IND/PBS) begins broadcasting

1963-08-19

NAACP Youth Council begins sit-ins at lunch counters, Oklahoma City

1964-02-04

FAA begins 6 month test of reactions to sonic booms over Oklahoma City

1989-12-22

Cold wave: -4°F in Oklahoma City, -6°F in Tulsa, -12°F in Pitts

1995-04-19

Truck bomb at Federal Building in Oklahoma City, kills 168 & injures 500

1995-04-21

FBI arrested Timothy McVeigh & charge him with Oklahoma City bombing

1995-04-23

President Clinton declares a national day of mourning for Oklahoma City

1997-06-02

Timothy McVeigh found guilty of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, killing 168

1997-06-13

Jurors in Oklahoma City bombing trial sentence Timothy McVeigh to death

1997-08-14

Convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh formally sentenced to death

1998-05-27

Oklahoma City bombing: Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the terrorist plot.

1998-06-04

Terry Nichols is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.

1999-03-08

The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.

1999-05-03

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is slammed by an F5 tornado killing forty-two people, injuring 665, and causing $1 billion in damage. The tornado was one of 66 from the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak.

2001-02-19

An Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

2001-06-11

Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.

2004-03-01

Terry Nichols is convicted of state murder charges and being an accomplice to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.

2004-05-26

The United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.

2012-06-21

Miami Heat win the 2012 NBA finals after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 4 games to one

2012-06-21

66th NBA Championship: Miami Heat beat Oklahoma City Thunder, 4 games to 1

2016-05-10

Large tornado hits south of Oklahoma City, two dead

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Oklahoma City - Notable Birthdays

Johnny BenchDec 7, 1947

Joe CarterMar 7, 1960

Oklahoma City - Birthdays
Date Event
1903-01-13

Kay Francis, [Katherine E Gibbs], Oklahoma City, actress (False Madonna)

1906-02-10

Lon Chaney Jr, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, actor (Hawkeye, Pistols 'n' Petticoats)

1913-02-14

James Pike, Oklahoma City, bishop (Beyond Anxiety)

1916-03-06

Rochelle Hudson, Oklahoma City OK, actress (That's My Boy)

1920-07-03

Louise Allbritton, Oklahoma City, actr (Celia-Stage Door, Got a Secret)

1920-11-01

James J Kilpatrick, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, columnist (60 Minutes)

1923-09-20

Frances Heflin, Oklahoma City OK, actress (Mona Tyler-All My Children)

1929-02-28

Frank O Gehry, architect (Galleria-Oklahoma City)

1931-07-14

Donald Eugene Webb, Oklahoma City, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)

1934-01-23

Lou Antonio, Oklahoma City, actor (Barney-Snoop Sisters, Makin' It)

1935-08-22

Richard W Howard, Oklahoma City Ok, 400m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1960)

1936-07-09

James Hampton, Oklahoma City OK, actor (Bugler Dobbs-F Troop, Teen Wolf)

1937-10-15

Barry McGuire, Oklahoma City, singer (Eve of Destruction)

1938-02-27

Phillip Resnick, The Oklahoma City Bombing

1938-10-03

Eddie Cochran, Oklahoma City, rock vocalist/guitarist (C'Mon Everybody)

1938-12-05

John J Cale, Oklahoma City, rock guitarist (After Midnight), (d. 2013)

1939-08-18

Molly Bee, Oklahoma City OK, actress (Pinky Lee Show)

1942-10-13

Pamela Tiffin, [Pamela Wonso], Oklahoma City OK, actress (Viva Max!)

1946-06-23

Ted Shackelford, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, actor (Gary-Dallas, Knots Landing)

1947-12-07

Johnny Bench, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, MLB catcher (Reds)

1949-03-19

Denny Albee, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, American actor (Dr Janssen-One Life to Live)

1952-04-02

Joseph Kent Massey, Oklahoma City OK, soling yachter (Oly-bronze-1996)

1954-10-02

Greg Jennings, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)

1958-01-05

Suzy Amis, Oklahoma City, actress (Blame it on Rio, Where the Heart is)

1959-05-04

Robert Raymond Tway, Oklahoma City OK, PGA golfer (1986 Shearson)

1959-10-24

Annette Colbert-Latham, New Black Gold: The Story of Oklahoma City Eastside

1960-03-07

Joe Carter, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, MLB outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)

1960-09-16

Mickey Tettleton, Oklahoma City OK, catcher (Texas Rangers)

1963-04-11

Elizabeth Smylie, Perth Australia, tennis star (1987 Oklahoma City)

1965-03-09

Brian Bosworth, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, NFL linebacker (Seattle)

1965-06-21

Michael Dolan, Oklahoma City OK, actor (Hamburger Hill, Liberace)

1965-12-16

Cynthia Lynne White, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, Miss Oklahoma-America (1991-top 10)

1967-11-27

Laura Golarsa, Milan Italy, tennis star (Oklahoma City doubles)

1968-06-21

Brandon Douglas, Oklahoma City, actor (Dr Quinn, Father's Homecoming)

1968-09-26

Anthony Shadid, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, New York Times foreign correspondent and two time Pulitzer winner, (d. 2012)

1969-11-06

Bryan Abrams, Oklahoma City, singer (Color Me Badd-I Want to Sex You Up)

1970-09-27

Mark Caldero, Oklahoma City, vocalist (Color Me Badd-I Want to Sex You Up)

1970-12-28

Brenda Schultz-McCarthy, Haarlem Neth, tennis star (95, 96 Oklahoma City)

1972-05-02

Jennifer Miriam, Oklahoma City OK, playmate (March, 1997)

1973-07-27

Amy Linn Duncan, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, Miss America-Oklahoma (1997)

1975-01-12

Chase Hampton, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why)

1977-06-28

Lindsay Lee, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, tennis star (1995 Futures-Woodlands TX)

Oklahoma City - Weddings
Date Event
1999-06-12

Former Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller (22) weds lawyer and ophthalmologist Chris Phillips (26) at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City


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