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Spokane, WA

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.spokanecity.org/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.spokanechamber.org/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.visitspokane.com/

Population:
195629 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
29-Nov-1881

County:
Spokane County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Spokesman-Review

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Spokane Community College
1963
Gonzaga University
1887
Whitworth University
1883

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Potlatch Corporation
1903

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Sherman Alexie
Novelist
7-Oct-1966   The Business of Fancydancing
Dorrit J. Bern
Business
c. 1950   CEO of Charming Shoppes
Ryan C. Crocker
Diplomat
19-Jun-1949   US Ambassador to Iraq, 2007-09
Bob Crosby
Musician
25-Aug-1913 9-Mar-1993 The Bob Crosby Orchestra
Malcolm R. Currie
Business
13-Mar-1927   CEO of Hughes Aircraft, 1988-92
Megalyn Echikunwoke
Actor
28-May-1983   Isabelle Tyler on The 4400
David Eddings
Author
7-Jul-1931 2-Jun-2009 The Belgariad
Ray Flaherty
Football
1-Sep-1903 19-Jul-1994 Redskins Coach, 1936-42
Tom Foley
Politician
6-Mar-1929   Speaker of the House, 1989-95
Nelson T. Hartson
Government
26-Nov-1887 ? Solicitor of the IRS
Doc Hastings
Politician
7-Feb-1941   Congressman, Washington 4th
Paul Johansson
Actor
26-Jan-1964   Dan Scott on One Tree Hill
Chuck Jones
Cartoonist
21-Sep-1912 22-Feb-2002 Directed Bugs Bunny cartoons
Kitty Kelley
Author
4-Apr-1942   Controversial biogratrix
Carolyn Kizer
Poet
10-Dec-1925   Yin: New Poems
Jerry Lewis
Politician
21-Oct-1934   Congressman, California 41st
Darren McGavin
Actor
7-May-1922 25-Feb-2006 A Christmas Story
John McIntire
Actor
27-Jun-1907 30-Jan-1991 Christopher Hale on Wagon Train
Dan Monson
Basketball
6-Oct-1961   Head Coach, Long Beach State
Craig T. Nelson
Actor
4-Apr-1946   Coach Hayden Fox on Coach
George Nethercutt
Politician
7-Oct-1944   Congressman from Washington, 1995-2005
Gale Page
Actor
23-Jul-1913 8-Jan-1983 Four Daughters
Susan Peters
Actor
3-Jul-1921 23-Oct-1952 Random Harvest
Debbie Rowe
Relative
6-Dec-1958   Michael Jackson's ex-wife
Bill Sheffield
Politician
26-Jun-1928   Governor of Alaska, 1982-86
Tom Sneva
Auto Racing
1-Jun-1948   Winner, 1983 Indianapolis 500
Debra L. Stephens
Judge
c. 1965   Justice, Washington Supreme Court
Rollen Stewart
Oddity
23-Feb-1945   The Rainbow Man
John Stockton
Basketball
26-Mar-1962   Utah Jazz, 1984-2003
Julia Sweeney
Comic
10-Oct-1959   Androgyne Pat on Saturday Night Live
Verree Teasdale
Actor
15-Mar-1904 17-Feb-1987 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Michael Winslow
Actor
6-Sep-1958   Man of 10,000 Sound Effects in Police Academy

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Clarence C. Dill
Politician
21-Sep-1884 14-Jan-1978 US Senator from Washington, 1923-35
Frank Fontaine
Actor
19-Apr-1920 4-Aug-1978 Crazy Guggenheim
Thomas H. Moodie
Politician
26-May-1878 3-Mar-1948 Governor of North Dakota, 1935
Albert Salmi
Actor
11-Mar-1928 22-Apr-1990 The Brothers Karamazov



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