San Francisco in History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 205


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1579-07-26 Francis Drake leaves San Francisco to cross Pacific Ocean

Vice Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake
Vice Admiral and Navigator
Francis Drake
  • 1659-12-08 Mexican border town Ciudad Juárez is founded by Fray García de San Francisco.
  • 1776-03-28 Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco.
  • 1776-06-29 Mission Dolores founded by San Francisco Bay
  • 1776-09-17 The Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain.
  • 1792-11-14 Captain George Vancouver is first Englishman to enter San Francisco Bay
  • 1847-01-30 Yerba Buena renamed San Francisco
  • 1847-11-28 Bologna: church of San Francisco dei Minori Conventuali initiated with premier of Rossini's Tantum ergo
  • 1849-06-22 Stephen C Massett opens concert at San Francisco courthouse using only piano in Calif
  • 1849-07-28 Memmon is first clipper to reach San Francisco, 120 days out of NY
  • 1850-04-15 City of San Francisco incorporated
  • 1850-05-01 John Geary becomes 1st mayor of San Francisco
  • 1850-05-11 Work starts on 1st brick building in San Francisco
  • 1850-06-14 Fire destroys part of San Francisco, starts in bakery chimney
  • 1850-09-17 Great fire in San Francisco
  • 1851-05-03 Most of San Francisco destroyed by fire; 30 die
  • 1851-05-04 First major San Francisco fire destroys a quarter of the city
  • 1851-05-06 San Francisco Chamber of Commerce starts
  • 1851-06-22 Fire destroys part of San Francisco, including City hall and Jenny Lind Theatre
  • 1852-07-03 Congress authorizes US's 2nd mint (San Francisco, California)
  • 1852-12-23 1st Chinese theater in US, Celestial John, opens in San Francisco
  • 1853-09-11 1st electric telegraph used - Merchant's Exchange, San Francisco to Pt Lobos, California
  • 1853-11-17 Street signs authorized at San Francisco intersections
  • 1854-01-05 Steamship San Francisco wrecked-300 die
  • 1857-06-15 San Francisco Water Works organized

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1859-09-17 Joshua Abraham Norton, English-born resident of San Francisco, proclaims himself his Imperial Majesty Emperor Norton I, Emperor of the United States of America

Emperor of the USA Emperor Norton
Emperor of the USA
Emperor Norton
  • 1861-10-24 First US transcontinental telegram is sent (from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.)
  • 1862-09-04 North Beach & Mission Railway Company organized in San Francisco
  • 1863-09-01 Rail & ferry connection between San Francisco & Oakland inaugurated
  • 1864-08-25 Combination rail & ferry service available from San Francisco to Alameda
  • 1866-05-04 Woodward's Gardens opens to the public in San Francisco
  • 1867-07-15 San Francisco Merchants' Exchange opens
  • 1867-07-21 City Gardens on Folsom in San Francisco opens
  • 1867-11-04 90 kegs of powder used to get rock from Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, for seawall
  • 1868-04-18 San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals formed
  • 1872-04-14 San Francisco organizes Bar Association
  • 1872-05-17 Bohemian Club incorporated in San Francisco
  • 1873-07-04 Aquarium opens in Woodward Gardens, San Francisco
  • 1873-09-06 Regular Cable Car service begins on Clay Street, San Francisco
  • 1873-11-12 Bay District Race Track in San Francisco opens
  • 1875-06-05 Pacific Stock Exchange formally opens in San Francisco
  • 1875-10-05 Palace Hotel on Market Street opens in San Francisco
  • 1876-06-04 An express train called the Transcontinental Express arrives in San Francisco, California, via the First Transcontinental Railroad only 83 hours and 39 minutes after having left New York City.
  • 1882-04-10 Captain William Matson founds his shipping company (San Francisco & Hawaii)
  • 1882-05-09 Telegraph Hill RR Co (Cable Cars) in San Francisco organized
  • 1882-07-04 Telegraph Hill Observatory opens in San Francisco
  • 1887-02-05 Snow falls on San Francisco
  • 1889-11-23 Debut of 1st jukebox (Palais Royale Saloon, San Francisco)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1891-04-25 US President Benjamin Harrison visits San Francisco

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison
  • 1893-08-10 Chinese deported from San Francisco under Exclusion Act
  • 1896-05-27 Bay District Race Track in San Francisco closes
  • 1898-05-23 1st Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from San Francisco
  • 1899-02-18 80°F recorded in San Francisco, California
  • 1901-03-15 Horse racing is banned in San Francisco, last race March 16th
  • 1901-05-12 US President McKinley visits San Francisco
  • 1901-08-01 Burials within San Francisco City limits prohibited
  • 1901-08-15 Arch Rock, a danger to San Francisco Bay shipping, blasted with 30 tons of nitro

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1901-11-15 James J Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1903-05-14 President Theodore Roosevelt visits San Francisco

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1903-05-23 1st automobile trip across US from San Francisco to NY, ended April 1
  • 1903-07-25 Castle on top of Telegraph Hil, San Francisco closes
  • 1903-10-26 Yerba Buena is first Key System ferry to cross San Francisco Bay
  • 1905-07-08 Part of Angel Island in San Francisco Bay allocated for Immigration Detention Center

CommunicationSan Francisco Earthquake of 1906

1906-04-18 San Francisco earthquake and fire kills nearly 4,000 while destroying 75% of the city

  • 1906-05-06 "Temporary" permit to erect overhead wires on Market Street, San Francisco
  • 1906-10-11 San Francisco Board of Education orders segregation in separate schools of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean children sparking diplomatic crisis
  • 1907-04-18 Fairmont Hotel opens in San Francisco
  • 1907-05-11 Bank of San Francisco incorporated
  • 1907-05-27 Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Francisco
  • 1907-08-01 Bank of Italy (later Bank of America) opens 1st branch at 3433 Mission Street, San Francisco
  • 1908-08-17 Bank of Italy (now Bank of America) opens new HQ at Clay & Montgomery, San Francisco
  • 1909-05-22 1st San Francisco fireboat, David Scannell, launched
  • 1909-06-09 Alice Huyler Ramsey, 22-year-old housewife from Hackensack, New Jersey, becomes the 1st woman to drive across the US, in a Maxwell 30, drives 3,800 miles from Manhattan to San Francisco in 59 days
  • 1910-12-24 Luisa Tetrazzini sings to 250,000 people at Lotta's Fountain, San Francisco
  • 1911-01-05 San Francisco has its first air meet
  • 1911-12-29 San Francisco Symphony forms
  • 1912-01-03 Southern Pacific RR offers to bring Liberty Bell to the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco free
  • 1912-12-28 The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco, California.
  • 1914-05-16 Ewing Field baseball park opens near Masonic Street, San Francisco. Relocated a year later.
  • 1915-02-20 Panama-Pacific International Exposition opens in San Francisco
  • 1915-12-04 Panama-Pacific International Exposition closes in San Francisco
  • 1917-01-28 Municipally owned streetcars take to the streets of San Francisco, California.
  • 1918-02-03 Twin Peaks Tunnel for streetcars begins service in San Francisco, at 11,920 feet one of world's longest
  • 1920-06-05 1st rivet driven on Bank of Italy headquarters at 1 Powell in San Francisco (later Bank of America)
  • 1921-02-23 1st US transcontinental air mail flight arrives in NYC from San Francisco
  • 1921-12-31 Last San Francisco firehorses retired
  • 1922-04-15 The legendary Poodle Dog Restaurant closes in San Francisco
  • 1924-01-22 KGO-AM in San Francisco CA begins radio transmissions
  • 1924-07-01 Dircet regular transcontinental airmail service between New York and San Francisco forms
  • 1925-05-02 Kezar Stadium opens in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park
  • 1926-12-17 KYA-AM in San Francisco CA begins radio transmissions

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1927-09-17 Charles Lindbergh visits San Francisco

  • 1929-12-20 Mount Davidson dedicated as a San Francisco city park
  • 1930-05-15 Ellen Church becomes 1st female airline stewardess aboard a United flight from San Francisco to Cheyenne
  • 1931-11-11 Cornerstones laid for Opera House & Veteran's Building in San Francisco
  • 1932-12-11 San Francisco's coldest day (27°F) - it snows

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1933-05-21 Mount Davidson Cross, San Francisco, lit by FDR via telegraph

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1933-10-08 Coit Tower dedicated in San Francisco as a monument to firefighters
  • 1934-07-05 "Bloody Thursday" - Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco.
  • 1935-10-06 Market Street Railway, San Francisco, starts using trackless trolley coaches

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 159

  • 1757-06-22 George Vancouver, surveyed Pacific coast from San Francisco to Vancouver Island
  • 1861-10-08 Theodore Roberts, actor (Roaring Road, 10 Commandments), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1863-04-29 William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper publisher (San Francisco Examiner, Seattle P-I), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1951)

Newspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst
Newspaper Publisher
William Randolph Hearst
  • 1870-10-22 Ivan Bunin, Russia, poet/novelist (Gentleman from San Francisco-Nobel 1933)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1874-01-05 Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist (shock therapy-Nobel 1944), born in San Francisco, California

Physiologist Joseph Erlanger
Physiologist
Joseph Erlanger

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1874-03-26 Robert Frost, American poet (Mending Wall, Road Not Taken), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1963)

  • 1876-01-12 Jack London, American writer/socialist (Call of the Wild), born in San Francisco (d. 1916)
  • 1876-09-30 Katherine Griffith, actress (Pollyanna, Fast Company), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1877-05-26 Isadora Duncan, American free form/interpretative dancer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1927)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1883-07-04 Rube Goldberg, cartoonist (who made the easy outrageously difficult) Pulitzer Prize 1948, born in San Francisco, California

Cartoonist Rube Goldberg
Cartoonist
Rube Goldberg
  • 1888-05-31 Jack Holt, US, golddigger/actor (Cat People, San Francisco, Brimstone)
  • 1888-07-16 Percy Kilbride, actor (Egg & I, Ma & Pa Kettle), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1888-11-18 Frances Marion, screenwriter/actress (Pollyanna), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1889-02-04 Walter Catlett, actor (Front Page, Tale of 2 Cities), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1889-07-15 Marjorie Rambeau, actress (Primrose Path, Torch Song), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1890-01-10 Ernest Milton, actor (Cat Girl, Fiddler's Three), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1890-07-25 Julian Rivero, actor (Son of Oklahoma, Via Pony Express), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1890-07-26 Daniel J. Callaghan, US Admiral (Medal of Honor), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1942)
  • 1893-12-02 William Gaxton, actor (Destry, Convoy), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1894-03-26 Will Wright, actor (Living Christ Story), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1894-08-03 Harry Heilmann, baseball hall of famer outfielder (Detroit), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1894-12-17 David Butler, director (April in Paris, Calamity Jane), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1895-05-15 Charles Lamont, director (Abbott & Costello Go to Mars), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1895-07-26 Gracie Allen, American comedian and actress (Burns & Allen), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1964)
  • 1896-03-12 Jesse "Lone Cat" Fuller, San Francisco Blues Great
  • 1897-11-17 Frank Fay, American actor (God's Gift to Women, Love Nest), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1901-04-04 Carmel Myers, actress (Carmel Myers Show), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1902-02-20 Ansel Adams, photographer (1966 ASMP Award), born in San Francisco, California

Photographer Ansel Adams
Photographer
Ansel Adams
  • 1902-08-11 Lloyd Nolan, actor (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Peyton Place), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1903-12-26 Elisha Cook Jr, actor (Maltese Falcon, Shane, Magnum PI), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1904-03-01 Paul Hartman, actor (Bert-Petticoat Junction), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1904-05-03 John Breeden, actor (Salute, Madame Racketeer, Joy Street), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1904-09-22 Ellen Church, American 1st female airline stewardess (United flight in 1930 from San Francisco to Cheyenne), born in Cresco, Iowa (d. 1965)
  • 1905-01-26 Charles Lane, actor (Homer-Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • 1905-04-21 Edmund Gerald "Pat" Brown, American politician and Governor of California (D: 1959-67), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1996)
  • 1910-07-28 Bill Goodwin, announcer (Jolson Story, Burns & Allen), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1911-01-27 Benay Venuta, actress (Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1913-12-25 Tony Martin [Alvin Morris], American singer (It's a Blue World, To Each), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1915-06-25 Peter Lind Hayes, comedian/singer (Peter Lind Hayes Show), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1915-10-18 Victor Sen Yung, actor (Hop Sing-Bonanza, Bachelor Family), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1916-11-26 Bob Elliott, MLB player (Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Braves), born in San Francisco (d. 1966)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1916-12-14 Shirley Jackson, writer (Road Through the Wall), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1965)

  • 1917-04-16 Barry Nelson, American actor, first actor to play James Bond, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • 1918-01-28 Vito Scotti, actor (Flying Nun, Barefoot in the Park), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1918-07-24 Ruggiero Ricci, composer/violinist (Paganini), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2012)
  • 1918-07-26 Marjorie Lord [Wollenberg], American actress (Make Room for Daddy, Sherlock Holmes in Washington), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1919-11-18 Jocelyn Brando, actress (Ugly American), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1920-04-22 Hal March, actor/TV host ($64,000 Question, Outrage), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1920-12-11 Eddy Firestone, actor (Eddy-Mixed Doubles), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1921-07-29 Richard Egan, actor (Empire, Redigo, Pollyanna), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1921-12-01 Ralph Manza, American actor (Banacek, Mama Malone, Newhart), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1921-12-29 Mala Powers, actress (Cyrano de Bergerac) [or 12/20/31], born in San Francisco, California
  • 1922-07-22 Patricia Canning Todd, American tennis player, born in San Francisco (d. 2015)
  • 1925-07-25 Jerry Paris, director/actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1925-08-11 Robert Linn, American composer, born in San Francisco (d. 1999)
  • 1926-02-01 Stuart Whitman, actor (Capt Apache, Ransom, Cimarron Strip), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1926-10-31 Shirley Dinsdale, ventriloquist (Judy Splinters), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1927-01-25 Gregg Palmer, actor (Scream, To Hell & Back), born in San Francisco
  • 1928-07-17 Vince Guaraldi, American jazz musician and composer (peanuts TV specials), born in San Francisco (d. 1976)
  • 1928-07-23 Leon Fleisher, pianist and conductor (Annapolis Symph 1973-77), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1930-04-14 Bradford Dillman, actor (Piranha, Sudden Impact, Enforcer), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1930-05-31 Clint Eastwood, actor (Dirty Harry)/mayor (Carmel, California), born in San Francisco, California

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
  • 1930-09-24 John Watts Young, astronaut (Gem 3 10, Apol 10 16, STS 1 9), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1931-02-18 Bob St. Clair "The Geek", American football player, born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1931-11-30 Bill Walsh, NFL coach (San Francisco 49ers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2007)

American Football Coach Bill Walsh
American Football Coach
Bill Walsh
  • 1932-01-16 Dian Fossey, American zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1933-11-25 Rene Enriquez, actor (Ray Calletano-Hill Street Blues), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1934-01-22 Bill Bixby, actor (Incredible Hulk, My Favorite Martian), born in San Francisco, California

Actor Bill Bixby
Actor
Bill Bixby
  • 1934-06-03 Jim Gentile, MLB player, "Diamond Jim", born in San Francisco
  • 1934-11-19 Dave Guard, singer-songwriter (The Kingston Trio), born in San Francisco, California (1991)
  • 1937-11-20 Jack Linkletter, TV host (Haggis Baggis, Hootenanny), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1938-04-07 Jerry Brown, Governor of California (D-1975-83, 2011-), born in San Francisco, California

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • 1938-10-24 Fred E Finn, pianist (Mickie Finn's), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1939-01-10 Scott McKenzie, American singer ('San Francisco;), (d. 2012)
  • 1939-06-09 Charles Webb, American writer (The Graduate), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1939-10-01 George Archer, PGA golfer (1969 Masters Bing Crosby), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1940-11-27 Bruce Lee, [Lee Yuen Kam], martial artist star and actor (Green Hornet), born in San Francisco, California (1973)

Karate Star/Actor Bruce Lee
Karate Star/Actor
Bruce Lee
  • 1941-03-17 Paul Kantner, rock singer/guitarist (Jefferson Airplane), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2016)
  • 1942-07-01 Andraé Crouch, American gospel singer (The Color Purple, The Lion King), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2015)
  • 1942-09-08 Sal Valentino [Salvatore Willard Spampinato], American rock musician (the Beau Brummels), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1943-06-02 Charles Haid, actor (Andy Renko-Hill St Blues, Altered States), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1943-08-24 John Cipollina, rock guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1944-06-06 Peter Albin, rocker (Big Brother & Holding Co), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1944-07-08 Jeffrey Tambor, actor (Jeffrey-Ropers, Larry Sanders), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1945-01-14 Vonetta McGee, American actress, born in San Francisco, California, (d. 2010)
  • 1945-05-30 Steve Smith, American singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1946-07-07 Joe Spano, actor (Henry Goldblume-Hill St Blues), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1946-07-22 Danny Glover, actor (Lethal Weapon, Operation Dumbo Drop), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1946-09-01 Greg Errico, American drummer (Sly & Family Stone-Stand!), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1947-04-29 John Laurence Miller, golfer (US Open 1973, British Open 1976), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1947-07-09 O.J. Simpson [Orenthal James], NFL running back (Buf Bills), born in San Francisco, California

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 1947-10-16 Bob Weir, guitarist (Grateful Dead-Uncle Joe's Band), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1947-10-28 Tom Fitzsimmons, actor (Franklin-Paper Chase), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1948-09-16 Rosemary Casals, tennis doubles (5X Wimbledon), born in San Francisco, California

Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals
  • 1948-09-19 Michael Cooper, sodomizer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1949-01-26 David Strathairn, American actor (LA Confidential, The Bourne Ultimatum), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1949-05-01 Margo Miller, fencer-epee (Olympics-96), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1949-11-16 Pattie Santos, singer (It's a Beautiful Day), born in San Francisco (d. 1989)
  • 1952-01-08 Lauri Walters, actress (8 is Enough, Harrad Experiment), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1953-02-11 Philip Anglim, actor (Dane-Thorn Birds), born in San Francisco, California

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1880-05-19 Novelist Robert Louis Stevenson (29) weds Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne (40) in San Francisco

HeartWedding of Interest

1923-11-25 Film director Frank Capra (26) weds actress Helen Howell in San Francisco, California

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra

HeartWedding of Interest

1939-11-19 Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio (24) weds "Freshies" actress Dorothy Arnold at St. Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio

HeartWedding of Interest

1940-12-07 Mexican painters Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo remarry in San Francisco (divorced 1939)

Painter Diego Rivera
Painter
Diego Rivera

HeartWedding of Interest

1944-11-20 Model agency executive Eileen Ford (22) weds businessman Gerard W. Ford (20) in San Francisco, California

Co-Founder of Ford Models Eileen Ford
Co-Founder of Ford Models
Eileen Ford
  • 1954-01-14 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio weds actress Marilyn Monroe (27) in her 2nd marraige at San Francisco City Hall

HeartWedding of Interest

1998-01-10 Major League Baseball outfielder Barry Bonds (33) weds Elizabeth Watson (28) at Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 1998-02-14 Golden Globe Award-winning actress Sharon Stone (40) weds San Francisco Examiner executive editor Phil Bronstein (47) in Beverly Hills, California

HeartWedding of Interest

1999-06-12 Actor and film director David Arquette (27) weds "Friends" actress Courteney Cox (34) at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, California

Actress Courteney Cox
Actress
Courteney Cox
  • 2002-04-13 "Law & Order" actor Benjamin Bratt (38) weds actress-model Talisa Soto (35) in San Francisco, California
  • 2002-06-10 1988 and 1994 Olympic Champion skater Ekaterina Gordeeva (31) weds 1998 Olympic Champion figure skater Ilia Kulik (25) in San Francisco

HeartWedding of Interest

2003-06-07 "Sidewalks of New York" actor-director Edward Burns (34) weds Calvin Klein model Christy Turlington (32) at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in San Francisco, California

Supermodel Christy Turlington
Supermodel
Christy Turlington

HeartWedding of Interest

2004-02-26 Comedian Rosie O'Donnell (41) weds marketing executive Kelli O'Donnell (36) in San Francisco, California

Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell
Comedienne
Rosie O'Donnell
  • 2007-04-21 Bolivian model Carla Moron weds architect Pedro Gantier at la Iglesia San Francisco de Santa Cruz
  • 2007-09-01 "Dancing with the Stars" tv personality Alec Mazo (29) weds fellow dancer Edyta Sliwinska (28) in San Francisco, California
  • 2008-07-26 Actress Jennifer Siebel (34) weds San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (40) at her parents horse ranch in Stevensville, Montana
  • 2009-11-02 "Sex and the City" actor Ron Livingston (41) weds actress Rosemarie DeWitt (34) in San Francisco

Famous Deaths

  • 1872-12-28 James Van Ness, Mayor of San Francisco (1855-1856) (b. 1808)
  • 1893-02-01 George Henry Sanderson, Mayor of San Francisco (b. 1824)
  • 1944-05-30 Jessie Ralph, actress (Good Earth, San Francisco), dies at 79
  • 1948-07-11 King Baggot, actor (Tish, San Francisco), dies at 68

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1951-08-14 William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper publisher (San Francisco Examiner, Seattle P-I), dies at 88

Newspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst
Newspaper Publisher
William Randolph Hearst
  • 1965-08-22 Ellen Church, American 1st female airline stewardess (United flight in 1930 from San Francisco to Cheyenne), dies in a horse riding accident at 60
  • 1978-11-27 George Moscone, Mayor of San Francisco (1976-78) shot and killed by Dan White aged 49
  • 1998-01-29 Joseph Alioto, mayor of San Francisco (b. 1916)