Today in Los Angeles History

Historical Events

  • 1781-09-04 Los Angeles is founded by 44 Spanish speaking mestizos in the Bahia de las Fumas (Bay of Smokes)
  • 1850-04-04 City of Los Angeles incorporated
  • 1860-12-17 Anaheim Township created in Los Angeles County
  • 1871-10-24 Mob in Los Angeles, California hang 18 Chinese
  • 1880-10-04 University of California founded in Los Angeles
  • 1881-12-04 The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published.
  • 1895-03-19 Los Angeles Railway established to provide streetcar service
  • 1902-04-02 "Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California
  • 1904-07-15 1st Buddhist temple in US forms, Los Angeles
  • 1906-04-18 The Los Angeles Times story on the Azusa Street Revival launches Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement.
  • 1910-03-23 1st race at Los Angeles Motordrome (1st US auto speedway)
  • 1922-03-31 KFI-AM in Los Angeles CA begins radio transmissions
  • 1922-05-04 KNX-AM in Los Angeles CA begins radio transmissions
  • 1923-02-22 1st successful chinchilla farm in US (Los Angeles California)
  • 1923-07-13 The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally reads "Hollywoodland " but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949.

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1931-01-30 Charlie Chaplin's "City Lights" premieres at Los Angeles Theater

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • 1932-07-30 10th modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
  • 1932-08-14 10th Olympic Games at Los Angeles closes
  • 1935-05-06 KTM-AM in Los Angeles California changes call letters to KEHE (now KABC)

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1936-10-09 Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • 1937-09-10 Cleveland (Los Angeles) Rams plays their 1st NFL game, lose 28-0
  • 1938-03-02 Landslides & floods cause over 200 deaths (Los Angeles California)
  • 1938-12-13 Los Angeles freezes at 28°F

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1940-08-20 Louis Buchalter is indicted on murder charges in Los Angeles for the killing of Harry Greenberg, a mob associate of casino owner Meyer Lansky and mobster Bugsy Siegel

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1940-11-10 Walt Disney begins serving as an informer for the Los Angeles office of the FBI; his job is to report back information on Hollywood subversives.

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • 1942-02-08 Stravinsky's "Danses Concertantes" premieres in Los Angeles
  • 1942-02-24 The "Battle of Los Angeles" takes place, lasting until the next day.
  • 1943-06-03 A mob of 60 from the Los Angeles Naval Reserve Armory beat up everyone perceived to be Hispanic, starting the week-long Zoot Suit Riots.
  • 1946-08-23 13th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Los Angeles 0 (97,380)
  • 1946-09-29 Los Angeles (previously Cleveland) Rams play 1st NFL game in LA

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1947-01-15 The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short ("The Black Dahlia") is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California.

Murder victim Elizabeth Short
Murder victim
Elizabeth Short
  • 1947-01-22 KTLA TV channel 5 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-02-06 KNXT (now KCBS) TV channel 2 in Los Angeles, CA (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1948-09-17 KCOP TV channel 13 in Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA (IND) begins
  • 1948-10-06 KHJ TV channel 9 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-01-01 KTTV TV channel 11 in Los Angeles, CA (MET) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-01-11 Snowfall 1st recorded in Los Angeles
  • 1949-01-16 KNBH (now KNBC) TV channel 4 in Los Angeles, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1949-06-03 Dragnet is 1st broadcast on radio (KFI in Los Angeles)
  • 1949-09-16 KABC TV channel 7 in Los Angeles, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1952-08-15 19th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Los Angeles 10, All-Stars 7 (88,316)
  • 1953-04-29 The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.
  • 1954-02-18 The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1954-05-08 1st shot-put over 60' (18.29 m)-Parry O'Brien, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1956-01-22 30 people die in a train crash in Los Angeles
  • 1957-10-08 Brooklyn Dodgers announce move to Los Angeles
  • 1958-02-07 Dodgers officially become the Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc

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1962-07-09 Andy Warhol's first West Coast gallery exhibition in the Ferus Gallery of Los Angeles

Pop Artist Andy Warhol
Pop Artist
Andy Warhol
  • 1962-09-30 KMEX TV channel 34 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1963-03-25 KWHY TV channel 22 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1965-05-03 Don Steele, begins a 40+ year radio career at KRTH (Los Angeles California)
  • 1965-08-11 6 day insurrection starts in Watts section of Los Angeles
  • 1966-03-15 Racial riots erupt in the Watts section of Los Angeles
  • 1966-06-29 KBSC (now KVEA) TV channel 52 in Corona-Los Angeles, CA begins
  • 1967-04-21 Dodgers 1st rain out in Los Angeles (after 737 consecutive games)

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1970-08-25 Elton John's 1st US appearance (Los Angeles)

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 1970-11-04 Genie, a 13 year old feral child was found in Los Angeles, California having been locked in her bedroom for most of her life.
  • 1972-09-18 1st black NL umpire (Art Williams-Los Angeles vs San Diego)
  • 1973-05-29 Thomas Bradley elected 1st black mayor of Los Angeles, California

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1973-07-01 Tom Bradley becomes the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles, the first (and only) African-American to hold that position

American Politician Tom Bradley
American Politician
Tom Bradley
  • 1973-10-21 Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.
  • 1977-02-28 1st killer whale born in captivity (Marineland, Los Angeles California)
  • 1977-08-01 Former Lockheed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers crashes the news helicopter he was flying in Los Angeles
  • 1979-02-07 Pink Floyd premiered their live version of "The Wall" in Los Angeles
  • 1981-05-04 Rockline premieres on KLOS FM in Los Angeles
  • 1984-07-28 23rd modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
  • 1984-08-12 23rd Olympic games close at Los Angeles, Calif
  • 1986-02-01 KHJ-AM in Los Angeles CA changes call letters to KRTH
  • 1989-02-08 5 cm of snow falls in outskirts of Los Angeles
  • 1989-12-02 KHJ-TV in Los Angeles CA changes call letters to KCAL-TV
  • 1991-07-25 Howard Stern adds a 4th radio market (KLSX FM-97.1 Los Angeles)
  • 1992-07-01 6.6 earthquake in Big Bear Valley of Los Angeles
  • 1992-08-03 Dodgers win 3,000th game since moving to Los Angeles (3,000-2,531)
  • 1994-01-17 6.6 Earthquake hits Los Angeles killing 60, $30B in damage
  • 1994-04-17 "Twilight - Los Angeles 1992" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • 1994-06-19 "Twilight - Los Angeles 1992" closes at Cort NYC after 72 performances

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1995-10-03 OJ Simpson found not guilty in murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
OJ Simpson
  • 1998-02-15 Dale Eggeling wins Los Angeles Women's Golf Championship

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1999-09-08 "American Beauty", directed by Sam Mendes and starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, and Thora Birch, premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 2000)

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2000-06-19 Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers 4-2 in NBA finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal, L.A.

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal
  • 2000-06-19 54th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 2
  • 2001-06-15 55th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 1
  • 2002-06-12 Los Angeles Lakers beat New Jersey Nets 4-0 in NBA finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal, L.A.
  • 2002-06-12 56th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat New Jersey Nets, 4 games to 0

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2003-06-23 Barry Bonds steals second base against the Los Angeles Dodgers, becoming the first player in MLB history to have 500 career home runs and 500 career steals

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

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2003-07-04 Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is arrested for sexual assault

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • 2004-06-15 58th NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 1
  • 2005-01-10 A mudslide occurs in La Conchita, California, killing 10 people, injuring many more and closing the Highway 101, the main coastal corridor between San Francisco and Los Angeles, for 10 days.
  • 2005-01-26 Glendale train crash: Two trains derail killing 11 and injuring 200 in Glendale, California, near Los Angeles.
  • 2007-05-01 The Los Angeles May Day mêlée occurs, in which the Los Angeles Police Department's response to a May Day pro-immigration rally become a matter of controversy.
  • 2008-06-17 62nd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 2
  • 2009-06-14 63rd NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Orlando Magic, 4 games to 1
  • 2010-04-02 Kobe Bryant signs a three-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers worth $87 million
  • 2010-06-17 64th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 3
  • 2012-05-01 Guggenheim Partners make the largest ever purchase of a sports franchise after buying the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2.1 billion

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2012-07-11 Steve Nash is traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Los Angeles Lakers

Basketball Player Steve Nash
Basketball Player
Steve Nash

Famous Birthdays

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  • 1867-04-11 Mark Keppel, Superintendent of Schools of Los Angeles County (d. 1928)
  • 1881-09-06 Leo Carrillo, actor (Pancho-Cisco Kid), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1886-02-08 Charlie Ruggles, actor (Ruggles, Aesop-Bullwinkle Show), born in Los Angeles, California

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1891-03-19 Earl Warren, Governor of California/14th supreme court chief justice (1953-69), born in Los Angeles, California

Jurist and Governor of California Earl Warren
Jurist and Governor of California
Earl Warren
  • 1891-12-07 Fay Bainter, actress (Jezebel, Our Town, State Fair), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1895-11-29 Busby Berkeley, choreographer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1902-03-29 Onslow Stevens, actor (Mr Fisher-This is the Life), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1903-08-27 Xavier Villaurrutia, Mexican poet (Nocturno de los Angeles)
  • 1905-01-03 Anna May Wong, American actress (Shanghai Express, Piccadilly), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1905-01-27 Howard McNear, actor (Floyd- "The Andy Griffith Show", "Jetsons"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1906-02-22 Gale Gordon, actor (Conklin-Our Miss Brooks, Here's Lucy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1908-05-02 William Bakewell, actor (Stage manager-Pinky Lee Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1908-12-21 Pat Weaver, TV Executive (started Today show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1909-11-26 Frances Dee, American actress (Of Human Bondage), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1910-01-08 Richard Cromwell, [LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh], actor (Jezebel), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1910-07-11 Irene Hervey, actress (Aunt Meg-Honey West), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1911-03-29 Philip Ahn, actor (Master Kan-Kung Fu), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1911-05-11 Doodles Weaver, comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1911-12-30 Jeanette Nolan, actress (Richard Boone Show, Virginian), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1912-09-05 John Cage, composer (Imaginary Landscape No 1/O'O), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1913-05-29 Iris Adrian, actress (Blue Hawaii, Bluebeard), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1913-08-21 Cornelius Johnson, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1936), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1914-02-17 [Bert de] Wayne Morris, WW II-pilot/actor (Paths of Glory), born in Los Angeles, California

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1914-10-26 Jackie Coogan, actor (Uncle Fester-Addams Family), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1984)

  • 1916-02-13 James Griffith, actor (Sheriff of Cochise), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1917-05-01 John Beradino, actor (Steve Hardy-General Hospital), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1917-06-18 Richard Boone, actor (Paladin-Have Gun Will Travel), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1917-12-13 Dave Street, actor/singer (Broadway Open House), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1918-03-08 Alan Hale [MacKahan] Jr, actor (Skipper-Gilligan's Island), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1918-08-08 Rory Calhoun, actor (Capitol, Motel Hell, Bill-Texan), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1918-09-21 Rand Brooks, actor (Cpl Boone-Rin Tin Tin), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1918-09-24 Audra Lindley, actress (Helen Roper-3's Company, Ropers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1918-12-02 Milton Delugg, orchestra leader (Tonight Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1919-01-13 Robert Stack, actor (Eliot Ness-Untouchables, Airplane), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1919-09-02 Marge Champion, dancer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1919-09-16 Andy Russell, singer (Andy & Della Russell Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1920-09-01 Richard Farnsworth, actor (Misery, Havana, Sylvester), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1921-01-03 John Russell, actor (Pale Rider, Rio Bravo), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1921-04-08 Virginia O'Brien, actress/singer (Gus, Ziegfeld Follies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1921-04-11 Virginia O'Brien, actress (Francis in the Navy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1921-12-31 Lynn Compton, jurist (Sirhan Sirhan prosecutor) and commissioned officer (Easy Company, 101st Airborne), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1922-07-06 William Schallert, actor (Patty Duke Show, Get Smart), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1922-09-15 Jackie Cooper, American actor and director (Skippy, Superman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1922-12-22 Barbara Billingsley, actress (June-Leave it to Beaver), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1923-10-27 Ned Wertimer, actor (The Jeffersons), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • 1923-11-01 Victoria de los Angeles, Spanish soprano (d. 2005)
  • 1923-11-28 Gloria Grahame, actress (Sue-Rich Man Poor Man), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1981)
  • 1923-12-04 Charles Keating, district attorney (Los Angeles California)
  • 1924-03-31 Leo Buscaglia, "Dr Hug", psycholigist (Love), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1924-05-03 Mary Carver, actress (Cecilia-Simon & Simon), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1924-07-29 Robert Horton, actor (Kings Row, Wagon Train, Arena), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1924-11-16 Mel Patton, American sprinter & Olympic champion, born in Los Angeles, California, (d. 2014)
  • 1925-09-12 Dickie Moore, actor (Expert, Oliver Twist, Little Men), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1926-06-04 Nan Leslie, actress (Kings Row, Californians), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1926-08-07 Stan Freberg, satirist/ad executive/cartoon voice (Bertie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1926-08-12 John Derek, actor/director (10, Annapolis Story), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1926-10-06 Alan Copeland, orchestra leader/singer (Your Hit Parade), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1926-11-11 Richard Tufeld, voice actor (Lost in Space), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1926-11-23 Don Gordon, actor (Prentiss-Lucan), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1927-04-30 Johnny Horton, rocker, born in Los Angeles, California

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1927-11-29 Vin Scully, American sportscaster (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in The Bronx, New York

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Sportscaster
Vin Scully
  • 1928-02-08 Jack Larson, playwright and actor (Jimmy Olsen-Superman), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1928-04-08 John Gavin, actor (Back Street, Psycho, Murder for Sale), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1928-05-09 Richard A "Pancho" Gonzalez, tennis star (US 1948-49), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1928-06-20 Eric Dolphy, jazz musician, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1964)
  • 1930-01-31 Lynn Carlin, actress (Joan Hunter-James at 15), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1930-05-01 Richard Riordan, mayor of Los Angeles (R, 1993-2001), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-03-06 John Smith, actor (Cimarron City, Laramie, 7 Angry Men), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1931-08-21 Nancy Hadley, actress (Love That Jill, Joey Bishop Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1931-10-30 Dick Gautier, actor (Hymie-Get Smart, Mr Terrific), born in Los Angeles, California

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1931-11-30 Bill Walsh, NFL coach (San Fransisco 49ers), born in Los Angeles, California

American Football Coach Bill Walsh
American Football Coach
Bill Walsh
  • 1932-04-08 John Gavin, actor (Felony, Jennifer, House of Shadows), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1932-09-03 Eileen Brennan, American actress (Laugh-In, Pvt Benjamin), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • 1932-10-16 Henry Jay Lewis, conductor/bass (LA Philharmonic 1955-59), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1932-11-08 Richard E Lawyer, astronaut, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1933-04-14 Morton Subotnick, composer (Wild Bull), born in Los Angeles, California

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1933-04-15 Elizabeth Montgomery, actress (Samantha/Serena-Bewitched), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1934-02-18 [Clyde] Skip Battin, rocker (Byrds-Turn Turn Turn), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • 1934-09-06 Jody McCrea, actor (Ben Matheson-Wichita Town), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1934-12-30 Russ Tamblyn, actor (Win Place or Steal, Twin Peaks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1935-02-16 Kenneth Price, ceramic artist and print maker (Hot Bottoms, Tamed), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1935-05-27 Lee Meriwether, Miss America (Time Tunnel, Barnaby Jones), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1935-11-10 Pippa Scott, actress (Virginian, Mr Lucky), born in Los Angeles, California

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1936-01-06 Darlene Hard, American tennis player, born in Los Angeles, California

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • 1936-02-27 Roger M Mahoney, Hollywood Ca, archbishop of Los Angeles (1985- )
  • 1936-08-16 Gary Clarke, actor (Hondo, Virginian, Michael Shayne), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1936-11-14 Cornell Gunther, musician (Coasters-Poison Ivy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1936-12-23 James Stacy, American actor (Fred-The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1937-07-05 Brooke Hayward, author (Haywire), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1937-07-23 Bruce Surtees, cinematographer (Dirty Harry, Lenny), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1937-12-08 James MacArthur, actor (Danny Williams-Hawaii 5-0), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1938-01-13 Billy Gray, actor (Bud-Father Knows Best), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1938-01-14 Jack Jones, singer (Love Boat Theme), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1938-01-25 Etta James [Jamesette Hawkins], singer (Roll with Me, At Last), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1938-12-28 Bruce Yarnell, actor (Outlaws), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939-07-15 Patrick Wayne, actor (Rounder, Shirley, Beyond Atlantis), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939-12-01 Dianne Lennon, singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940-01-27 James Cromwell, American actor (Babe, The Green Mile), born in Los Angeles, California

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1940-04-20 George Takei, actor (Sulu-Star Trek, Green Berets), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1940-06-14 Ben Davidson, actor (Rhino-Ball Four, Code R), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)

Famous Weddings


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1930-01-14 Author John Steinbeck (27) weds Carol Henning in Los Angeles, California

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1933-06-24 Actor John Wayne (26) weds Josephine Saenz (25) in Los Angeles

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne

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1937-11-20 Actor Jackie Coogan (23) weds actress Betty Grable (20) at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Los Angeles

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1941-05-04 Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley (23) weds Ethel Arnold

American Politician Tom Bradley
American Politician
Tom Bradley

HeartWedding of Interest

1949-08-09 Film and stage actor Jimmy Stewart (41) weds former model Gloria Hatrick McLean (31) at the Brentwood Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

1954-11-19 Actress Vera-Ellen (33) weds millionaire Victor Rothschild at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Los Angeles

Actress Vera-Ellen
Actress
Vera-Ellen

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1958-02-15 Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully (30) weds model Joan Crawford in California

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Sportscaster
Vin Scully

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1962-06-17 Actor Jack Nicholson (25) weds Sandra Knight (22) in Los Angeles

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1965-05-25 Boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson (44) weds Millie Bruce in Los Angeles

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • 1973-07-28 "Charlie's Angels" actress Farah Fawcett (26) weds "The Six Million Dollar Man" actor Lee Majors (34) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California

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1973-07-28 Actress Farrah Fawcett (26) weds film and voice actor Lee Majors (34) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California

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1974-09-14 Singer-composer Quincy Jones Jr (41) weds actress Peggy Lipton (28) in Los Angeles, California

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr
  • 1976-06-06 Pittsburgh Steelers quaterback Terry Bradshaw (27) weds ice skater Jo Jo Starbuck (25) at Bel-Air Hotel in Los Angeles

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1976-07-07 NFL running back Walter Payton (21) weds Connie Norwood in Los Angeles, California

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton

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1980-07-16 Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer (31) weds award winning arranger Bruce Sudano (31) in Los Angeles, California

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer

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1982-12-01 Martial artist Jackie Chan (28) weds actress Lin Feng-jiao (29) in Los Angeles

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1990-04-30 Game show host Alex Trebek (49) weds real-estate mogul Jean Currivan (27) at the Regency Club in Los Angeles

Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek
  • 1995-06-10 Actress-singer Holly Robinson (30) weds NFL Philadelphia Eagle quarterback Rodney Peete (29) in Los Angeles
  • 1995-10-14 "Sleep with Me" actress Meg Tilly (35) weds United Artists studio president John Calley (65) in Los Angeles
  • 1995-10-21 "Family Ties" actress Meredith Baxter (48) weds screenwriter Michael Blodgett (56) in Los Angeles
  • 1996-12-01 Model-actress Angie Everhart (27) weds actor Ashley Hamilton (22) at the Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles
  • 1997-09-05 TV and radio host Larry King (64) weds singer Shawn Southwick (38) at the hospital room in Los Angeles, California

HeartWedding of Interest

1997-09-27 Grammy Award winning singer-rapper Coolio (34) weds Los Angeles DJ Josefa Salinas (37) in Las Vegas

Rapper Coolio
Rapper
Coolio
  • 1997-10-12 "Malcolm X" actress Angela Bassett (39) weds actor Courtney B. Vance (38) in Los Angeles
  • 1998-05-02 Actor-comedian Jim Belushi (43) weds Jennifer Sloan (30) at their home garden in Brentwood, Los Angeles
  • 1998-09-27 "The Mummy" actor Brendan Fraser (30) weds actress Afton Smith (32) at Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California
  • 1998-10-25 "Punky Brewster" actress Soleil Moon Frye (22) weds television producer and actor Jason Goldberg (26) at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, California
  • 1998-12-19 Actress Vivica A. Fox (34) weds singer Christopher Harvest at the Park Plaza in Los Angeles, California
  • 1999-03-20 "Smallville" actress Annette O' Toole (46) weds "Laverne and Shirley" actor Michael McKean (51) at The Regal Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California
  • 1999-05-30 "The Goodbye Girl" actor Richard Dreyfuss (51) weds accountant Janelle Lacey in Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

1999-07-04 Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star player David Beckham (24) weds Spice Girls singer Victoria Beckham (25) at the 560-acre Luttrellstown Castle outside Dublin, Ireland

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1999-07-17 Academy Award-winning actress Helen Hunt (36) weds "The Simpsons" voice actor Hank Azaria (35) in Los Angeles, California

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1999-09-19 Chinese martial artist Jet Li (36) weds actress Nina Li Chi (37) in Los Angeles

Chinese Actor and Martial Artist Jet Li
Chinese Actor and Martial Artist
Jet Li
  • 1999-09-26 Actress-singer and former beauty queen Vanessa L Williams (36) weds Los Angeles Lakers' basketball player Rick Fox (30) at Church of the Holy Trinity in New York

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2000-08-25 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" actor Patrick Stewart (60) weds film producer Wendy Neuss (39) in Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

2000-09-30 Tennis star player Pete Sampras (29) weds actress and former Miss Teen USA Bridgette Wilson (27) in Los Angeles, California

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • 2001-05-12 American actor Eddie Cibrian (28) weds TV personality Brandi Glanville (28) at the beachfront Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

2001-09-01 "Six Days Seven Nights" actress Anne Heche (32) weds cameraman Coleman Laffoon in Los Angeles, California

Actress Anne Heche
Actress
Anne Heche
  • 2002-05-31 "NYPD Blue" actress Sharon Lawrence (30) weds doctor Thomas Apostle at Saint Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

2002-12-26 Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal (30) weds Shaunie Nelson at The Beverly Hills Hotel's Crystal Garden

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal
  • 2003-07-05 TV personality Debbie Matenopoulos (28) weds Lions Gate Entertainment president Jay Faires at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Los Angeles, California
  • 2003-09-20 "Will & Grace" actress Megan Mullally (44) weds actor Nick Offerman (32) in Los Angeles
  • 2003-10-12 Actor Danny Nucci (35) weds actress Paula Marshall (39) in Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

2003-11-22 Actress Carmen Electra (31) weds rocker Dave Navarro (36) at the St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles, California

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2003-11-29 Composer and former Oingo Boingo singer Danny Elfman (50) weds actress Bridget Fonda (39) at First Congressional Church in Los Angeles

Composer Danny Elfman
Composer
Danny Elfman
  • 2004-01-12 Two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski (44) weds ABC-TV correspondent Rebecca Rankin in Los Angeles
  • 2004-05-09 "Underworld" director Len Wiseman (31) weds actress Kate Beckinsale (30) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California
  • 2004-08-07 "The Wonder Years" actor Fred Savage (28) weds commercial real estate agent Jennifer Stone (31) in Los Angeles
  • 2005-05-07 Lawyer Bobby Shriver (51) weds artist Malissa Feruzzi (41) in Los Angeles
  • 2005-07-30 Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph (49) weds Pennsylvania Senator Vincent Hughes (48) at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles
  • 2005-09-02 "Single White Female" actress Jennifer Jason Leigh (43) weds director and writer Noah Baumbach (36) in Los Angeles
  • 2005-09-24 "King of Queens" actor-comedian Patton Oswalt (36) weds writer Michelle McNamara in Los Angeles
  • 2005-10-08 Gilmore Girls" actress Melissa McCarthy (34) weds "Joey" actor Ben Falcone (32) at the Oviatt Penthouse in Los Angeles
  • 2005-12-23 "Jurassic Park" actress Laura Dern (38) weds musician Ben Harper (36) in Los Angeles
  • 2006-02-03 "The Science Guy" Bill Nye (50) weds author/oboist Blair Tindall at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles
  • 2006-06-04 "General Hospital" actor Greg Vaughan (32) weds Dutch actress Touriya Haoud (28) in Los Angeles, California
  • 2006-07-08 "Good Day L.A." co-host Jillian Barberie (39) weds actor Grant Reynolds in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles
  • 2006-09-02 "Rodney" actress Jennifer Aspen (32) weds actor David O'Donnell in Los Angeles
  • 2006-12-29 Comedian Jay Mohr (36) weds "Las Vegas" actress Nikki Cox (28) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California
  • 2007-05-05 Actress and singer Brittany Murphy (29) weds writer and director Simon Monjack (37) at their home in Los Angeles City

HeartWedding of Interest

2007-07-28 Comedian and actor Steve Martin (61) weds Anne Stringfield (35) at his Los Angeles home

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
  • 2007-11-23 Actress and model Jaime King (28) weds director Kyle Newman (31) at Greystone Park and Manor in Los Angeles
  • 2007-12-08 "Happy Days" actor and legendary bachelor Scott Baio (46) weds longtime girlfriend Renee Sloan at a luxury high-rise in Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

2008-05-30 Film actor Charlie Sheen (42) weds socialite Brooke Mueller (30) at a private estate in Los Angeles, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2008-09-14 Actor George Takei (68) weds Brad Altman at Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles

  • 2008-09-22 TV personality and glamour model Kendra Wilkinson (24) weds Philadelphia Eagles NFL player Hank Baskett (26) at Playboy mansion in Los Angeles, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-10-17 Musician Trent Reznor (44) weds vocalist Mariqueen Maandig in Los Angeles

Musician Trent Reznor
Musician
Trent Reznor

HeartWedding of Interest

2010-05-22 Singer-songwriter and guitarist Alanis Morissette (38) weds rapper Mario Treadway (32) in Los Angeles

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Singer-Songwriter
Alanis Morissette
  • 2010-07-17 Actress Khadijah Haqq (29) weds New Orleans Saints defensive end Bobby McCray (29) at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles
  • 2010-08-28 "Pretty Little Liars" actor Chad Lowe (42) weds film producer Kim Painter at Terranea Resort in Los Angeles
  • 2010-09-25 Actress Emily Deschanel (33) weds writer-actor David Hornsby (34) in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles
  • 2011-01-14 "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" actor James Marsters (48) weds longtime girlfriend Patricia Rahman in Los Angeles
  • 2011-12-05 American game show host and executive producer Jeff Probst (50) weds actress/model Lisa Ann Russell (40) at a private house in Los Angeles
  • 2011-12-17 "The Descendants" actress Judy Greer (36) weds "Real Time with Bill Mahe"r co-executive producer Dean Johnsen at the Los Angeles Athletic Club
  • 2012-05-05 Actress Julie Benz (40) weds marketing executive Rich Orosco (39) at the historic John Sowden house in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles
  • 2012-05-07 Former "Dexter" actress Julie Benz (40) weds marketing executive Rich Orosco (39) at the historic John Sowden house in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles
  • 2012-06-16 Supermodel Agyness Deyn (29) weds "Avatar" actor Giovanni Ribisi (36) in Los Angeles
  • 2012-06-23 "NCIS: Los Angeles" actor Eric Christian Olsen (35) weds Sarah Wright near Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  • 2012-09-01 "Grey's Anatomy" actor Jesse Williams (31) weds real estate broker Aryn Drake-Lee (32) in Los Angeles
  • 2012-09-08 "Big Brother" TV personality winner Rachel Reilly (27) weds fellow Big Brother player Brendon Villegas (32) at the top of AT&T Center in downtown Los Angeles
  • 2012-12-15 "Scrubs" actor Donald Faison (38) weds CaCee Cobb (35) in Los Angeles, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2012-12-31 Playboy founder Hugh Hefner (86) weds glamour model Crystal Harris (26) at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner

HeartWedding of Interest

2013-02-23 Former "Married … with Children" actress Christina Applegate (41) weds rocker Martyn LeNoble (43) in Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

2013-06-01 Singer Diana DeGarmo (26) weds singer Ace Young (33) at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard hotel in Los Angeles

  • 2013-06-22 Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland (45) weds photographer Jamie Wachtel in Los Angeles, California
  • 2013-10-12 "Charmed" tv actress Rose McGowan (40) weds artist Davey Detail at the Paramour Mansion in Los Angeles, California
  • 2013-10-19 Actress Danielle Fishel (32) weds Tim Belusko in Los Angeles
  • 2013-12-22 Actress Lacey Chabert (31) weds longtime boyfriend David Nehdar in Los Angeles, California
  • 2013-12-31 Actress-comedian Lily Tomlin (74) weds screenwriter Jane Wagner (78) in Los Angeles, California
  • 2014-04-12 Actress Ginnifer Goodwin (35) weds actor Josh Dallas (32) in Los Angeles, California
  • 2014-04-26 Actor Brian Baumgartner (41) weds Celeste Ackelson in Los Angeles, California
  • 2014-05-25 Actress Lisa Edelstein (48) weds artist Robert Russell in Los Angeles

Famous Deaths

  • 1928-06-16 Dr. Mark Keppel, County Superintendent of Los Angeles County Schools from 1902-1928 (b. 1867)
  • 1956-11-05 Art Tatum, African American pianist, dies at 46 in Los Angeles
  • 1971-03-11 Roy Glenn, dies in Los Angeles at 56
  • 1973-11-30 Bruce Yarnell, Los Angeles California, actor (Outlaws), dies at 35
  • 1978-02-28 Philip Ahn, Los Angeles California, actor (Master Kan-Kung Fu), dies at 66
  • 1979-07-16 James F Mcintyre, archbishop of Los Angeles, dies at 93
  • 1979-08-09 Raymond Washington, founder of Los Angeles, California gang, the Crips
  • 1979-10-03 Charles White, artist, dies at 61 in Los Angeles
  • 1998-06-05 Sam Yorty, Mayor of Los Angeles (b. 1909)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1998-09-29 Tom Bradley, Mayor of Los Angeles (D-1973-93), dies at 80

American Politician Tom Bradley
American Politician
Tom Bradley
  • 2005-01-15 Victoria de los Angeles, Catalan soprano (b. 1923)
  • 2007-08-07 Hal Fishman, Los Angeles based local news anchor. (b. 1931)