Santa Barbara in History

Historical Events

  • 1929-01-09 KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA begins radio transmissions
  • 1953-07-24 KEYT TV channel 3 in Santa Barbara, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1969-10-12 KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA changes call letters to KAPN
  • 1969-10-22 KAPN-AM in Santa Barbara CA changes call letters to KDB-AM
  • 1987-04-19 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Santa Barbara Golf Open
  • 1988-06-16 In Santa Barbara, CA, a team of 32 divers begin cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins

Famous Birthdays

  • 1933-04-16 Joseph Bottoms, actor (Blind Date, Braker), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1934-12-04 Victor French, actor (Highway to Heaven), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1940-06-02 Christopher Bernau, actor (Guiding Light), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1943-04-20 Edie Sedgwick, actress (Ciao Manhattan) and socialite, born in Santa Barbara, California (d. 1971)
  • 1944-12-31 Taylor Hackford, American director (Devil's Advocate, Ray), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1951-08-30 Timothy Bottoms, actor (Paper Chase, East of Eden), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1954-04-22 Joseph Bottoms, Santa Barbara Cal, actor (Surfacing, Blind Date)
  • 1955-10-17 Sam Bottoms, actor (Prime Risk, Savages), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1957-04-21 Jesse Orosco, pitcher (NY Mets, Orioles, Dodgers), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1957-10-02 Kimberly Herrin, playmate (March, 1981), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1958-03-21 Brad Hall, comedian (SNL), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1961-12-28 Heather Hafner, WPVA volleyballer (National-7th-90), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1962-01-27 James F Doehring, shot putter (Olympics-silver-1992), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1962-07-19 Anthony Edwards, actor (It Takes Two, Dr Greene-ER), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1964-05-13 Sam Randolph, Nike golfer (1993 New England-2nd), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1967-09-08 Brett Winslow, volleyball middle blocker (Oly-96), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1968-05-22 Brent Geiberger, Nike golfer (1994 Queen Mary-2nd), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1968-09-17 Suzy Cote, actress (Samantha in Guiding Light), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1970-12-11 Victoria Fuller, playmate (Jan, 1996), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1975-05-22 Cole Hauser, actor (Randy-High Incident)[or Mar 22], born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1980-04-22 Aaron Metchnik, actor (Stephen-Torkelsons), born in Santa Barbara, California

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1984-10-25 Katy Perry [Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson], American pop singer (I Kissed A Girl, Waking Up In Vegas), born in Santa Barbara, California

Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry

Famous Weddings

  • 1974-01-31 "The Outlaw" actress Jane Russell (52) weds real-estate broker John Calvin People (45) in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1993-11-13 "Ladyhawke" actress Michelle Pfeiffer (35) weds television writer and producer David E. Kelley (37) in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1994-08-13 Former "Growing Pains" patriarch actor Alan Thicke (48) weds former Miss World Gina Marie Tolleson (25) at his rolling Santa Barbara ranch
  • 2000-09-03 "Will & Grace" actress Debra Messing (32) weds actor-screenwriter Daniel Zelman (33) at a private estate in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2002-08-25 "Baywatch" actress Yasmine Bleeth (34) weds strip club owner Paul Cerrito at Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2004-07-02 Actress Mira Sorvino (36) weds actor Christopher Backus (23) in a private civil ceremony at the Santa Barbara Courthouse
  • 2004-08-14 "Dancing With The Stars" contestant and "Seinfeld" actor John O'Hurley (49) weds Lisa Mesloh at the Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2004-08-28 "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actress Mariska Hargitay (40) weds actor-writer Peter Hermann (37) at the Unitarian Society in Santa Barbara, California

  • 2004-10-30 Blink-182 pop punk band drummer Travis Barker (28) weds actress and First Runner Up Miss USA 1995 Shanna Moakler (29) at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2005-06-09 "Good Morning, Miami" actor Mark Feuerstein (34) weds TV writer/producer Dana Klein at The Four Seasons-Biltmore Hotel in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2005-06-29 "Access Hollywood" host Nancy O'Dell (39) weds business executive Keith Zubchevich (36) at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2005-08-20 Award-winning American news anchor Lauren Sanchez (35) weds prominent talent agent Patrick Whitesell at The Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2006-12-31 L.A. Galaxy soccer player Landon Donovan (24) weds actress Bianca Kajlich (29) at Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2007-11-24 "Superman Returns" actor Brandon Routh (28) weds actress Courtney Ford (29) at the beautiful El Capitan Ranch in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2008-04-20 "The Game" actress Tia Mowry (29) weds actor Cory Hardrict (32) at the Biltmore Hotel in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2010-09-25 Charlie Sheen's daughter Cassandra Estévez (25) weds Casey Huffman (27) in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2011-09-17 Actor and film producer David Clayton Rogers (34) weds actress Sally Pressman (31) at Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2012-09-24 "Sugar Ray" singer Mark McGrath (44) weds longtime love Carin Kingsland (39) at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2013-04-24 Actress and director Melissa Gilbert (48) weds actor Timothy Busfield (55) at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2014-01-26 "The Bachelor" star Sean Lowe (30) weds graphic designer Catherine Giudici (27) at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2014-04-12 Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter (34) weds long term girlfriend Lauren Kitt in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2014-04-19 Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Joe Lo Truglio (43) weds Beth Dover in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2014-09-08 Actress Ashley Tisdale (29) weds singer Christopher French at a private ceremony in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2014-12-31 Olympic gold medalist soccer player Alex Morgan (25) weds Houston Dynamo midfielder Servando Carrasco (26) in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2016-05-29 Actor Topher Grace (37) weds actress and model Ashley Hinshaw in Santa Barbara, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2016-08-13 Comedian Kevin Hart (37) weds Eniko Parrish near Santa Barbara, California

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart
  • 2017-03-26 FIFA Women's World Cup champion Julie Beth Johnston (25) weds NFL player Zach Ertz (26) in Santa Barbara, California