Stockton in History

Historical Events

  • 1825-12-27 1st public railway using steam locomotive completed in England between Stockton and Darlington
  • 1846-08-17 Commodore Robert F Stockton, US Navy, annexes California
  • 1921-12-07 KWG-AM in Stockton CA begins radio transmissions
  • 1959-02-23 KVIE TV channel 6 in Sacramento-Stockton, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • 1927-01-01 Barbara Baxley, actress (Norma Rae, Countdown), born in Stockton, California
  • 1930-04-24 Conn Findlay, coxswain (Oly-2 gold/bronze-56, 64, 76), born in Stockton, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1956-06-26 Chris Isaak, American rock singer/songwriter (Wicked Game), born in Stockton, California

Singer Chris Isaak
Chris Isaak
  • 1964-04-12 Mike Macfarlane, catcher (KC Royals), born in Stockton, California
  • 1970-10-02 Eddie Guardado, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Stockton, California
  • 1971-06-29 Wendee Espinosa, female outfielder (Silver Bullets), born in Stockton, California

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

1945-10-05 Actress Janet Leigh (18) weds Stanley Reames at Morris Chapel in Stockton, California

Actress Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh