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Wichita - Historical Events
Date Event
1900-12-27

Carrie Nation's 1st public smashing of a bar (Carey Hotel, Wichita KS)

1919-08-20

Wichita outfielder Joe Wilhoit (Western League) fails to get a hit, ending a 69-game streak (155 hits in 299 at bats for a .505 avg)

1930-05-02

Des Moines (Western League) defeats Wichita 13-6 to open 1st ballpark with permanently installed lights

1941-06-14

Ground broken for Boeing Plant II (ex-AFLC Plant 13) Wichita KS

1953-03-01

KAUZ TV channel 6 in Wichita Falls, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953-04-12

KFDX TV channel 3 in Wichita Falls, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953-07-01

KTVH (now KWCH) TV channel 12 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (CBS) begins

1954-09-19

Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Wichita Golf Open

1954-10-19

KAKE TV channel 10 in Wichita, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting

1955-09-01

KARD (now KSNW) TV channel 3 in Wichita, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting

1958-04-02

Wind speed reaches 450 kph in tornado, Wichita Falls, TX (record)

1970-01-05

KPTS TV channel 8 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting

1970-10-02

Plane carrying Wichita State U football team crashes killing 30

1979-04-10

Red River Valley Tornado Outbreak: A tornado lands in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people.

1986-09-20

Wichita State Shockers blow a 35-3 lead; lose 36-35 to Morehead State

1991-06-08

College World Series: Louisiana State defeats Wichita State 6-3

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Wichita - Notable Birthdays

Gale SayersMay 30, 1943

Wichita - Birthdays
Date Event
1895-06-10

Hattie McDaniel, Wichita Kansas, 1st African American actress to win an Oscar (Gone With The Wind)

1905-11-05

Joel McCrea, South Pasadena California, actor (Marshal-Wichita Town)

1906-04-04

John Cameron Swayze, Wichita Ks, newscaster (Timex, Hindenberg) [NS]

1912-02-19

Stan Kenton, [Newcomb], Wichita Ks, jazz musician (Music 55)

1917-11-22

Edward Polo, Wichita

1924-01-11

Don Cherry, Wichita Texas, singer (Dean Martin Summer Show)

1925-07-02

Marvin Rainwater, Wichita Ks, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), (d. 2013)

1934-05-19

James Charles Lehrer, Wichita Ks, news anchor (McNeil-Lehrer Report)

1934-09-06

Jody McCrea, Los Angeles California, actor (Ben Matheson-Wichita Town)

1938-12-13

Tom Shaw, Wichita KS, PGA golfer (1969 Doral Open AVCO Golf Classic)

1939-02-28

Tommy Tune, Wichita Falls Tx, dancer/choreographer (Boyfriend)

1943-05-30

Gale Sayers, Wichita Kansas, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)

1944-02-27

Alan Fudge, Wichita Ks, actor (Man From Atlantis, Paper Dolls)

1947-11-20

Joe Walsh, Wichita Ks, guitarist/rocker (Eagles-Take it Easy)

1951-01-12

Kirstie Alley, Wichita Ks, actress (Star Trek II, Cheers-Rebecca)

1954-08-12

Pat Metheny, jazz guitarist (As Wichita Falls)

1959-05-14

Connie Brighton, Wichita Falls TX, playmate (Sept, 1982)

1959-08-12

Lynette Woodard, Wichita Ks, (Olympic-gold-1984, Harlem Globetrotter)

1964-04-16

Robert Kelker-Kelly, Wichita Kansas, (Bo-Days of our Live)

1965-07-03

Bobby Gage, Winsted CA, Nike golfer (1993 NIKE Wichita Open-16th)

1967-11-08

Kim Dugger, Wichita Kansas, Miss Kansas-America (1991)

1968-03-28

Dennis Postlewait, Jacksonville NC, Nike golfer (1994 Wichita Open)

1968-08-31

Jim Bob Howard, Wichita Falls Texas, actor (Flash & Bone)

1979-07-19

Ryan W. Gates, From Wichita with Love

1981-07-29

Jennie Thompson, Wichita Falls TX, gymnast (Jr Natl-champ-93, Oly-96)

1983-11-12

Nicholas Barton, Wichita

Wichita - Deaths
Date Event
1955-01-13

Edward Polo, Wichita


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