Pasadena, CA in History

Historical Events

  • 1886-01-01 1st Tournament of Roses (Pasadena California)
  • 1948-01-01 1st color newsreel filmed (Pasadena, California)
  • 1976-08-07 Scientists in Pasadena, California, announce Viking I found strongest indications to date of possible life on Mars

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1889-02-23 Victor Fleming, American film director ("Wizard of Oz", "Gone with the Wind"), born in Pasadena, California (d. 1949)

Director Victor Fleming
Director
Victor Fleming
  • 1905-11-05 Joel McCrea, actor (Marshal-Wichita Town), born in South Pasadena, California
  • 1912-08-15 Julia Child, chef (French Chef), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1921-10-19 George Nader, American actor (Robot Monster, Away All Boats), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1924-03-22 Paul Fussell, Pasadena, California, historian (The Great War and Modern Memory), (d. 2012)
  • 1928-07-07 Colleen Summers, vocal overdubber, born in Pasadena, California
  • 1930-11-30 William H Dana, test pilot (X-15), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1931-04-11 Johnny Sheffield, actor (Boy-Tarzan Finds a Son), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1937-02-27 Barbara Babcock, actress (Dr Quinn, Dallas, Hill St Blues), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1941-07-22 Susie M Berning, LPGA golfer (US Women's Open-1972, 73), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1942-08-27 Daryl Dragon, keyboardist (Capt & Tennille), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1943-01-13 Richard Moll, American actor (Night Court, House, Dungeonmaster, Survivor), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1945-07-20 Kim Carnes, rock vocalist (Bette Davis Eyes), born in Pasadena, California

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1946-11-06 Sally Field, we really like her (Gidget, Flying Nun), born in Pasadena, California

Actress Sally Field
Actress
Sally Field
  • 1946-12-14 Stan Smith, Pasadena, California, American tennis champ (Wimbledon 1972, US Open-1971)
  • 1950-12-13 Heather North, actress (Barefoot Executive), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1951-07-12 Jamey Sheridan, actor (Another World), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1951-10-30 Harry Hamlin, actor (Michael Kuzak-LA Law), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1952-09-27 Del Russel, actor (Richard-Arnie), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1952-11-02 Kate Linder, actress (Esther Valentine--Young & Restless), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1953-03-07 Kathleen Sullivan, newscaster (E!), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1953-05-17 Kathleen Sullivan, newscaster (ABC-TV, CBS Morning Show), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1960-01-30 Tony O'Dell, American actor (Alan Pinkard-Head of the Class), born in Pasadena California
  • 1960-07-17 Karen Elaine Price, playmate (January, 1981), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1961-03-07 Mary Beth Evans, actress (Katherine-General Hospital), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1961-12-07 Mary Beth Evans, actress (Katherine Ashton-Gen Hospital), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1967-07-05 Tim Worrell, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1969-05-09 Carla Overbeck, soccer defender (Olympics-96), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1969-09-23 Jeff Cirillo, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1970-05-07 Mark Smith, outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1973-03-24 Josh Lakatos, trap shooter (Olympics-silver-1996), born in Pasadena, California

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1924-02-26 Astronomer Edwin Hubble (34) weds Grace Burke in Pasadena, California

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Astronomer
Edwin Hubble

HeartWedding of Interest

1997-11-15 TV host and actor William Shatner (66) weds former Ford model Nerine Kidd (38) in Pasadena, California

  • 2005-11-19 "KISS" lead singer Paul Stanley (53) weds Erin Sutton at The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, California
  • 2006-06-24 "The Desperate Housewives" actress Marcia Cross (44) weds stockbroker Tom Mahoney (48) at Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Parish in Pasadena, California
  • 2008-07-12 Black Eyed Peas rapper Taboo (32) weds fashion publicist Jaymie Dizon (29) at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Pasadena, California
  • 2008-11-01 Actress Marisa Coughlan (34) weds Stephen Wallack at a private estate in Pasadena, California
  • 2009-09-26 "Half and Half" actress Essence Atkins (37) weds football free safety Jaime Mendez (38) at Ambassador Mansion and Gardens in Pasadena, California
  • 2012-12-01 "The Bachelorette" reality star Ashley Hebert weds J.P. Rosenbaum at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California
  • 2016-08-20 Stand-up comedian Chris Hardwick (31) weds actress Lydia Hearst (44) in Pasadena, California