Palo Alto in History

Historical Events

  • 1894-12-25 1st midwestern football team to play on west coast, University of Chicago defeats Stanford 24-4 at Palo Alto, CA in football

Famous Birthdays

  • 1946-05-07 Bill Kreutzmann, American rock drummer (Grateful Dead), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1947-09-26 Dick Roth, American swimmer (Olympics-gold-1964), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1949-10-03 Lindsey Buckingham, American guitarist/lead singer (Fleetwood Mac), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1950-06-11 Michael Swan, actor (Duncan-As The World Turns), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1950-11-04 Markie Post, [Marjorie], actress (Christine-Night Court), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1953-09-10 Amy Irving, actress (Yentl, Carrie, Crossing Delancy), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1955-09-29 Vicki Fergon, LPGA golfer (1979 Lady Stroh's), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1957-08-28 Rick Rossovich, actor (Top Gun, Roxanne, ER), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1960-01-17 John Crawford, bass (Berlin-You Take My Breath Away), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1961-09-17 Pamela Ann Melroy, Major USAF/astronaut (sk:STS 92), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1964-05-08 Cheryl Richardson, actress (Jennie-General Hospital), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1965-05-24 Chris Jorgis, US badminton player (Olympic-92), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1965-10-21 Chris Duplanty, water polo goalkeeper (Olympics-96), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1966-05-31 Jessica Monroe, Canadian rower (Olympics-96), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1971-05-12 Jamie Luner, actress (Cindy-Just the 10 of Us), born in Palo Alto, California

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

2012-05-19 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (28) weds his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan at a small ceremony in Palo Alto, California

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg