Long Beach in History

Historical Events

  • 1933-03-10 Major earthquake in Long Beach, California
  • 1959-07-14 USS Long Beach, first nuclear powered cruiser launched at Quincy, Mass
  • 1993-08-28 Long Beach California beats Panama for little league world championship

Famous Birthdays

  • 1910-02-03 Nelson Case, TV host (Trash or Treasure), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1911-12-14 Spike Jones, composer (In a Secluded Rendesvous), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1918-08-10 Eugene Wilkinson, naval officer (first nuclear sub commander), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2013)
  • 1919-09-26 Barbara Britton, actress (Young & Willing), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1921-03-21 Logan Ramsey, actor (Head, Joy Sticks, Say Yes), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1922-10-19 Jack Anderson, journalist (Wash Post), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1924-08-28 Peggy Ryan, actress (Jenny-Hawaii Five-0), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1926-08-08 Richard Anderson, Long Beach NJ, actor (Oscar Goldman-6 Million $ Man)
  • 1927-04-13 Mari Blanchard, actress (Kathy-Klondike), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1930-09-29 Billy Strange [William], singer-songwriter (A Little Less Conversation), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2012)
  • 1930-11-08 Bob Harris, actor (Jim-Troubleshooters), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1936-06-02 Sally Kellerman, actress (M*A*S*H, Back to School), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1937-01-03 Glen Larson, American television producer & writer (Battlestar Galactica, Magnum PI, & Knight Rider), born in Long Beach, CA, (d. 2014)
  • 1941-01-14 Marjoe Gortner, actor (Speak Up America, Falcon Crest), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1941-04-11 Frederick "Rick" Hauck, astr (STS-7, STS 51-A, STS-26), born in Long Beach, California

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1943-11-22 Billie Jean King, American tennis pro (Wimbledon 1968, 72, 73, 75), born in Long Beach, California

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • 1944-06-04 Michelle Phillips, singer/actress (Mamas & Papas), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1945-12-13 Kathy Garver, American actress (Cissy in Family Affair), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1946-03-17 Harold Brown, rock drummer (War-Summer, Galaxy), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1948-03-09 Jimmy Fadden, singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1950-06-07 Gary Graham, American actor (Alien Nation, Star Trek: Enterprise), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1955-10-02 Kathryn Morrison playmate (May, 1978), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1956-11-20 Bo Derek, [Mary Collins], actress (10, Tarzan the Ape Man), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1958-09-11 Don Slaught, catcher (California Angels, NY Yankees), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1963-07-08 Bob Ctvrtlik, volleyball outsider (Oly-G-88, B-92, 96), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1965-03-06 Tammy Liley, volleyball mid blocker/capt (Oly-b-92, 96), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1965-06-17 Kami Cotler, actress (Elizabeth-Waltons), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1965-08-16 Brian McDonough, points cyclist (Olympics-19th-96), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1965-11-13 Rob Natal, catcher (Florida Marlins), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1966-01-30 Daphne Ashbrook, actress (Liz-Our Family Honor), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1967-08-16 Bret Barberie, infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1967-11-20 Jeff Cotler, actor (Brian-Struck by Lightning), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1967-12-14 Ali Wood, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1995), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1968-02-02 Scott Erickson, pitcher (Minnesota Twins, Balt Orioles), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1968-02-26 J T Snow, infielder (NY Yankees, California Angels), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1968-08-24 Tim Salmon, outfielder (California Angels), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1968-11-24 Dave Hansen, infielder (LA Dodgers), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1969-03-28 Craig Paquette, infielder (KC Royals), born in Long Beach, California

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1969-07-02 Jenni Rivera, Mexican-American singer-songwriter (Jenni, 2008), born in Long Beach, California

Singer Jenni Rivera
Singer
Jenni Rivera
  • 1970-06-15 Janie Eickhoff, US cyclist (Olympic-92), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1970-06-15 Janie Quigley, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1970-11-30 Natalie Williams, volleyball outside hitter (Oly-96), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1971-01-24 Tonya Crowe, actress (Olivia-Knots Landing), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1971-02-16 Chi Kredell, water polo driver (Olympics-96), born in Long Beach, California

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1971-10-20 Snoop Dogg [Calvin Broadus], rapper (What's My Name, Gin & Juice), born in Long Beach, California

Rapper Snoop Dogg
Rapper
Snoop Dogg

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1972-08-30 Cameron Diaz, American actress (Mask, My Best Friend's Wedding), born in Long Beach, California

Actress Cameron Diaz
Actress
Cameron Diaz
  • 1972-09-21 Alicia Rickter, playmate (Oct, 1995), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1974-01-23 Tiffani-Amber Theissen, actress (Saved by Bell, 90210), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1976-02-11 Brice Beckham, actor (Wesley-Mr Belvedare), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1981-04-05 Michael A. Monsoor, United States Navy SEAL killed in Iraq and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, born in Long Beach, California
  • 1981-10-22 Michael Fishman, actor (DJ-Roseanne), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1987-10-28 Frank Ocean [Christopher Breaux], American singer-songwriter (Thinkin Bout You), born in Long Beach, California

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1946-01-17 Actor John Wayne (38) weds actress Esperanza Baur in Long Beach, California

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne

HeartWedding of Interest

1965-09-17 Tennis star Billie Jean King (21) weds attorney Larry King (20) in Long Beach, California

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Famous Deaths

  • 1992-01-01 Corky Geil, dancer, dies in Long Beach CA at 64