Californian History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 320

  • 1923-09-08 Honda Point Disaster: nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost.
  • 1924-11-04 California legalizes professional boxing (illegal since 1914)
  • 1926-04-07 Forest fire burns 900 acres & kills 2 (San Luis Obispo California)
  • 1926-05-18 Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished in Venice California She showed up a month later & said she had been kidnapped
  • 1928-03-12 In California, the St. Francis Dam fails, killing over 600 people.
  • 1928-06-09 Charles Kingsford-Smith & Charles Ulm are 1st to fly across the Pacific when they end their flight from California to Brisbane
  • 1929-01-13 Humanist Society established, Hollywood, California
  • 1930-05-20 University of California dedicates $1,500 to research on prevention & cure of athlete's foot
  • 1930-11-24 Ruth Nichols sets women's transcontinental air flight record (Mineola, NY to California), in a Lockheed-Vega
  • 1931-02-20 Congress allows California to build Oakland-Bay Bridge
  • 1933-03-10 Major earthquake in Long Beach, California
  • 1935-05-06 KTM-AM in Los Angeles California changes call letters to KEHE (now KABC)
  • 1935-11-22 Flying boat "China Clipper" takes off from Alameda, California, carrying 100,000 pieces of mail on 1st trans-Pacific airmail flight
  • 1935-12-05 First commercial hydroponics operation established (Montebello, California)
  • 1936-03-01 A strike occurs aboard the S.S. California, leading to the demise of the International Seamen's Union and the creation of the National Maritime Union.
  • 1936-03-25 200-inch mirror blank leaves for California to be ground
  • 1936-12-24 1st radioactive isotope medicine administered in Berkeley, California
  • 1937-01-20 -45°F (-43°C), Boca, California (state record)
  • 1938-03-02 Landslides & floods cause over 200 deaths (Los Angeles California)
  • 1940-05-15 McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.
  • 1940-12-30 California's 1st freeway, (Arroyo Seco Parkway), opens
  • 1941-02-26 Cowboys' Amateur Association of America organized (California)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941-05-06 At California's March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show.

Entertainer Bob Hope
Entertainer
Bob Hope
  • 1942-10-23 All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is composer Ralph Rainger ("Thanks for the Memory")
  • 1943-01-22 66.3 cm precipitation at Hoegees Camp, California (state record)
  • 1943-01-23 66.34 cm (26.12"), Hoegees Camp, California (state record)
  • 1944-07-17 2 ammunition ships explodes at Port Chicago, California kills 322
  • 1946-06-13 1st transcontinental round-trip flight in 1-day, California-Maryland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1947-01-15 The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short ("The Black Dahlia") found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California

Murder victim Elizabeth Short
Murder victim
Elizabeth Short
  • 1948-01-01 1st color newsreel filmed (Pasadena, California)
  • 1948-07-03 Kidnapper Caryl Chessman sentenced to death, California; the execution didn't happen until 1960
  • 1948-10-01 California Supreme Court voids state statute banning interracial marriages
  • 1949-01-07 1st photo of genes taken at University of Southern California by Pease & Baker
  • 1949-04-20 Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 1st race, in Albany, California
  • 1952-07-21 7.8 earthquake shakes Kern County California, 14 killed
  • 1953-08-01 California introduces sales tax (for education)
  • 1953-08-17 Addiction: First meeting of Narcotics Anonymous in Southern California.
  • 1954-02-15 1st Bevatron particle accelerator in operation at Berkeley, California
  • 1954-02-18 The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-09-11 1st Miss America TV broadcast; 19 year old Lee Meriwether of California crowned 27th Miss America
  • 1955-07-17 Disneyland televises its grand opening in Anaheim, California.
  • 1955-10-18 University of California discovers anti-proton
  • 1957-01-16 3 B-52s leave California for 1st non-stop round world flights
  • 1957-01-31 Eight people on the ground in Pacoima, California are killed following the mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet.
  • 1957-02-22 Walter O'Malley says Dodgers may play 10 exhibitions in California in 1958
  • 1957-10-12 First commercial flight between California & Antarctica
  • 1957-11-11 Demolition begins on cable car barn at California & Hyde (SF)
  • 1958-04-15 1st baseball game in California, SF Giants beat LA Dodgers, 8-0
  • 1958-09-18 The Fresno Drop: Bank of America mails out 60,000 BankAmericards in Fresco, California, the first credit card (later renamed VISA)
  • 1959-03-21 21st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: California beats W Va 71-70
  • 1959-06-07 KLX-AM in Oakland California changes call letters to KEWB (now KNEW)

  • 1960-02-18 8th Winter Olympic games open in Squaw Valley, California
  • 1960-02-28 8th Winter Olympic games close at Squaw Valley, California
  • 1960-03-19 22nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Ohio State beats California 75-55
  • 1960-05-16 Theodore Maiman operates the first optical laser, at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California.
  • 1960-08-15 UFO is sighted by 3 California patrolmen
  • 1960-10-10 16 California Poly football team members die in plane crash in Toledo
  • 1961-06-25 Balt & California use a record 16 pitchers in a game (8 each) in 14 inns

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1962-11-07 Richard Nixon tells press he won't be available to kick around any more after losing election for Governor of California

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1963-09-07 American Bandstand moves to California, & airs once a week on Saturday
  • 1964-09-21 The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world's first Mach 3 bomber, made its maiden flight from Palmdale, California.
  • 1964-10-01 Free Speech Movement launched at University of California, Berkley
  • 1964-12-03 Police arrests 800 sit-in students at University of California at Berkeley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1965-01-01 American actor George Murphy begins his term as Senator of California

Actor and Senator George Murphy
Actor and Senator
George Murphy
  • 1965-05-03 Don Steele, begins a 40+ year radio career at KRTH (Los Angeles California)
  • 1966-04-30 Anton LaVey founds the Church of Satan in San Francisco, California
  • 1966-10-06 LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is first declared illegal in state of California, other states follow.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1966-11-08 Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1967-01-10 17th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 135-120 at Daly City, California
  • 1967-06-15 Governor Reagan signs liberalized California abortion bill
  • 1967-06-18 Monterey International Pop Festival rocks Southern California
  • 1968-05-15 1st AL game played in Milwaukee, is a 4-2 California win against Chicago
  • 1968-07-18 The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California
  • 1968-12-20 The Zodiac Killer kills Betty Lou Jenson and David Faraday in Vallejo, California.
  • 1969-10-15 Bank of America World Headquarters (555 California) dedicated
  • 1969-12-06 300,000 attend Altamont California, rock concert feature Rolling Stones
  • 1970-01-23 Australia's 1st amateur radio satellite (Oscar 5) launched (California)
  • 1970-07-06 California passes 1st "no fault" divorce law
  • 1970-08-07 Shootout at Marin Courthouse in San Rafael, California, kills 4, including the presiding judge
  • 1970-09-12 US LSD professor Timothy Leary escapes from California jail
  • 1970-09-26 The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego County, California, burning 175,425 acres (710 km²).
  • 1970-11-04 Genie, a 13 year old feral child found in Los Angeles, California, having been locked in her bedroom for most of her life.
  • 1971-08-06 3rd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Muir College, University of California
  • 1972-02-18 California Supreme Court abolishes death penalty

Sport awardGolf Major

1972-06-18 72nd US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 290 at Pebble Beach, California

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972-11-29 Co-founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell releases Pong, first commercially successful video game in Andy Capp's Tavern in Sunnyvale, California

Electrical Engineer and Businessman Nolan Bushnell
Electrical Engineer and Businessman
Nolan Bushnell
  • 1973-01-14 Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in California
  • 1973-04-28 Over 6000 Mk. 82 500 pound bombs detonate over 18 hrs in a railyard in northern California. 5500 structures damaged, town of Antelope destroyed, with every building reduced to foundations. Leads to Transportation Safety Act (1974)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973-05-15 California Angel Nolan Ryan's 1st no-hitter beats KC Royals, 3-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1973-05-29 Thomas Bradley elected 1st black mayor of Los Angeles, California
  • 1973-07-15 California Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0
  • 1974-02-05 Randolph Hearst’s 19-year-old daughter, Patty Hearst, is kidnapped from their home in California
  • 1974-04-06 200,000 attend rock concert "California Jam" in Ontario
  • 1974-09-28 California Angel Nolan Ryan 3rd no-hitter beats Minn Twin, 4-0
  • 1974-10-30 California Angel Nolan Ryan throws fastest recorded pitch (100.9 MPH)
  • 1975-01-28 1975 NFL Draft: Steve Bartkowski from University of California first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • 1975-06-01 California Angel Nolan Ryan 4th no-hitter beats Balt Orioles, 1-0
  • 1975-06-05 The California Agricultural Labor Relations Act (CALRA), which establishes collective bargaining for farmworkers, becomes law
  • 1975-06-30 University of California reports galaxy 3C123 at 8 billion light years distance

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976-04-01 Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs found Apple Computer in the garage of Jobs' parents house in Cupertino, California

Co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak
Co-founder of Apple
Steve Wozniak
Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,777

  • 1909-10-29 Douglass Montgomery, actor (Forbidden, Harmony Lane), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1909-11-26 Frances Dee, American actress (Of Human Bondage), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1910-01-08 Richard Cromwell, [LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh], actor (Jezebel), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1910-02-03 Nelson Case, TV host (Trash or Treasure), born in Long Beach, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1910-07-04 Gloria Stuart, American actress (Titanic) and founder of the Screen Actors Guild, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2010)

Actress Gloria Stuart
Actress
Gloria Stuart
  • 1910-07-11 Irene Hervey, American actress (Aunt Meg-Honey West), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • 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
  • 1911-03-29 Philip Ahn, actor (Master Kan-Kung Fu), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1911-05-11 Doodles Weaver, comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1911-10-27 Leif Erickson, California, actor (Invaders from Mars, On the Waterfront)
  • 1911-12-14 Spike Jones, composer (In a Secluded Rendesvous), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1911-12-30 Jeanette Nolan, American actress (Richard Boone Show, Virginian), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1912-04-11 John Larkin, actor (Saints & Sinners, 12 O'Clock High), born in Oakland, California
  • 1912-06-12 Russell "Lucky" Hayden, Chico California, actor (Judge Roy Bean)
  • 1912-08-15 Julia Child, chef (French Chef), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1912-09-05 John Cage, American composer (Imaginary Landscape No 1/O'O), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1992)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1913-01-09 Richard Nixon, 37th US President (Republican 1969-74) and actor, born in Yorba Linda, California (d. 1994)

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1913-01-15 Lloyd Bridges, San Leandro California, actor (Sea Hunt, Roots, Airplane)
  • 1913-05-29 Iris Adrian, actress (Blue Hawaii, Bluebeard), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1913-08-21 Cornelius Johnson, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1936), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1946)
  • 1913-08-24 Dorothy Comingore [Linda Winters], American actress (Citizen Kane), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1971)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1913-09-28 Alice Marble, American tennis player (US Open 1936, 1938-40), born in Beckwourth, California (d. 1990)

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • 1913-12-25 Tony Martin [Alvin Morris], American singer (It's a Blue World, To Each), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1914-02-13 George Kleinsinger, composer (Tubby the Tuba), born in San Bernardino, California
  • 1914-02-17 [Bert de] Wayne Morris, WW II-pilot/actor (Paths of Glory), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1914-03-19 Fred Clark, American actor (Burns & Allen, Auntie Mame, Hazard), born in Lincoln, California (d. 1968)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1914-07-25 Woody Strode, African American football player and actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante, Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1994)

Actor and Sportsman Woody Strode
Actor and Sportsman
Woody Strode

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1914-10-26 Jackie Coogan, actor (Uncle Fester-Addams Family), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1984)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1914-11-25 "Joltin" Joe DiMaggio [Yankee Clipper], MLB center fielder who had a 56 game hitting streak, born in Martinez, California (d. 1999)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1914-11-29 Edith Tilton Penrose, American-born British economist (The Theory of the Growth of the Firm), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1996)
  • 1914-12-30 Jo Van Fleet, American actress (Cool Hand Luke, East Eden), born in Oakland, California
  • 1915-01-06 Don Edwards, American politician and civil rights champion (Rep-D-CA, 1963-94), born in San Jose, California (d. 2015)
  • 1915-02-23 Jon Hall, American actor (Ramar of the Jungle), born in Fresno, California (d. 1979)
  • 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
  • 1915-12-22 Barbara Billingsley, American actress (Leave it to Beaver), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2010)
  • 1916-02-13 James Griffith, actor (Sheriff of Cochise), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1916-04-03 Herb Caen, columnist (SF Chronicle), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1997)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1916-04-05 Gregory Peck, American actor (To Kill a Mockingbird, MacArthur), born in San Diego, California (d. 2003)

  • 1916-04-30 Robert Shaw, Red Bluff California, chorale conductor (Robert Shaw Chorale)
  • 1916-08-19 Marie Wilson, Anaheim California, actress (My Friend Irma)
  • 1916-10-10 Benson Fong, actor (Charlie Chan, Purple Heart), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1987)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

  • 1917-01-29 John Raitt, actor/singer (Chevy Show, Pajama Game), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1917-04-16 Barry Nelson, American actor, first actor to play James Bond, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • 1917-05-01 John Beradino, actor (Steve Hardy-General Hospital), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1917-05-28 Marshall Reed, Englewood California, actor (Fred Asher-Lineup)
  • 1917-06-06 Kirk Kerkorian, American CEO and "father of the mega-resort" (MGM, UA), born in Fresno, California (d. 2015)
  • 1917-06-18 Richard Boone, actor (Paladin-Have Gun Will Travel), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1917-09-22 Peter Adams, actor (Alternative), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1917-11-07 Howard Rumsey, American jazz musician (Lighthouse Cafe), born in Brawley, California (d. 2015)
  • 1917-11-12 Jo Stafford, Coalinga California, singer (You Belong to me, Never Smile Again)
  • 1917-11-17 Jack Lescoulie, TV host (Jackie Gleason Show), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1917-12-13 Dave Street, actor/singer (Broadway Open House), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1918-01-28 Vito Scotti, actor (Flying Nun, Barefoot in the Park), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1918-02-05 Tim Holt, actor (Stagecoach, Hitler's Children), born in Beverly Hills, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1918-02-25 Bobby Riggs, American tennis player ("The Battle of the Sexes", US Open 1939, 41), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • 1918-04-26 Stafford Repp, California, actor (Chief O'Hara-Batman, Plunder Road)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1918-05-19 Florence Chadwick, swimmer (1st to swim English Channel both ways), born in San Diego, California (d. 1995)

  • 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
  • 1918-08-10 Eugene Wilkinson, naval officer (first nuclear sub commander), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2013)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1918-08-30 Ted Williams, American baseball player and last player in MLB to bat over .400 in a single season (Red Sox, AL MVP '46, '49; Trip Crown '42, '47), born in San Diego, California (d. 2002)

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1918-09-21 Rand Brooks, actor (Cpl Boone-Rin Tin Tin), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1918-09-24 Audra Lindley, actress (Helen Roper-3's Company, Ropers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1918-12-02 Milton Delugg, orchestra leader (Tonight Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1919-01-13 Robert Stack, actor (Eliot Ness-Untouchables, Airplane), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1919-01-27 David Seville, [Ross Bagdasarian], (Alvin & Chipmunks), born in Fresno, California
  • 1919-06-29 Slim Pickens, Kingsburg California, actor (Dr Strangelove, Blazing Saddles)
  • 1919-09-02 Marge Champion, dancer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1919-09-16 Andy Russell, singer (Andy & Della Russell Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1919-09-26 Barbara Britton, actress (Young & Willing), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1919-11-15 Joseph Wapner, American judge (People's Court), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • 1919-11-18 Jocelyn Brando, actress (Ugly American), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1920-01-06 Earl Kim, Korean-American composer, born in Dinuba, California (d. 1998)
  • 1920-01-24 Don Saddler, Van Nuys California, dancer (Holiday Hotel)
  • 1920-02-29 James Mitchell, actor (Palmer-All My Children), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1920-04-02 Jack Webb, actor (Joe Friday-Dragnet), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1920-04-22 Hal March, actor/TV host ($64,000 Question, Outrage), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1920-08-01 Sammy Lee, American doctor and platform diver, 1st Asian American to win Olympic Gold (1948, 52), born in Fresno, California (d. 2016)
  • 1920-09-01 Richard Farnsworth, American actor (Misery, Havana, Sylvester), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2000)
  • 1920-09-13 Carole Mathews, Montgomery Ill, actress (Wilma-Californians)
  • 1920-09-14 Bud Palmer, NBAer (NY Knicks)/sportscaster, born in Hollywood, California
  • 1920-09-22 Robert Granville "Bob" Lemon, American MLB pitcher (Cleveland Indians)/manager (NY Yankees, 1978), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 2000)
  • 1920-10-27 Nanette Fabray, actress (Katherine-One Day at a Time), born in San Diego, California
  • 1920-12-06 Dave Brubeck, jazz pianist/composer (Gates of Justice), born in Concord, California (d. 2012)
  • 1920-12-11 Eddy Firestone, actor (Eddy-Mixed Doubles), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1921-01-03 John Russell, American actor (Pale Rider, Rio Bravo), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1991)
  • 1921-03-08 Alan Hale, Jr., American actor (Skipper-Gilligan's Island), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1990)
  • 1921-03-21 Logan Ramsey, actor (Head, Joy Sticks, Say Yes), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1921-04-01 William L Bergsma, American composer (Fortunate Island), born in Oakland, California
  • 1921-04-08 Virginia O'Brien, actress and singer (Gus, Ziegfeld Follies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1921-04-14 Thomas Schelling, American economist, (Nobel Prize 2005 - game-theory analysis), born in Oakland, California (d. 2016)
  • 1921-04-19 Will Ogdon, American composer, born in Redlands, California (d. 2013)
  • 1921-05-16 Harry Carey Jr, American actor (Back to the Future Part III, Gremlins), born in Saugus, California (d. 2012)
  • 1921-07-29 Richard Egan, actor (Empire, Redigo, Pollyanna), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1921-08-08 Roger Nixon, American composer, born in Tulare, California (d. 2009)
  • 1921-10-19 George Nader, American actor (Robot Monster, Away All Boats), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1921-11-08 Jerome Hines, [Heinz], basso (I am The Way), born in Hollywood, California

Famous Weddings

Weddings 101 - 200 of 318

  • 2003-07-05 TV personality Debbie Matenopoulos (28) weds Lions Gate Entertainment president Jay Faires at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Los Angeles, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2003-07-05 "Dawson's Creek" actor James Van Der Beek (26) weds actress Heather Ann McComb (26) at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California

  • 2003-10-11 American Pie star Alyson Hannigan (29) weds Angel's Alexis Denisof (37) at the Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2003-11-22 Actress Carmen Electra (31) weds rocker Dave Navarro (36) at the St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2003-12-05 Coldplay lead vocalist Chris Martin (35) weds actress and singer Gwyneth Paltrow (39) at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California

Lead Vocalist of Coldplay Chris Martin
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay
Chris Martin
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow
Actress
Gwyneth Paltrow
  • 2003-12-06 "The Bachelorette" star Trista Rehn (31) weds Ryan Sutter (29) at The Lodge in Rancho Mirage, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2004-01-24 Actress Selma Blair (31) weds producer Ahmet Zappa (29) at Carrie Fisher's mansion in Beverly Hills, California

Actress Selma Blair
Actress
Selma Blair

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
  • 2004-04-04 Latina singer Joy Enriquez (25) weds Grammy-winner Rodney Jerkins (26) at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, California
  • 2004-05-09 "Underworld" director Len Wiseman (31) weds actress Kate Beckinsale (30) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2004-06-05 Actress Jennifer Lopez (43) weds salsa artist Marc Anthony (42) in Beverly Hills, California

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez
  • 2004-07-03 Actress Tori Spelling (31) weds actor-writer Charlie Shanian (35) at her parents 56,000-square foot mansion in Bel Air, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2004-07-30 Actor Nicolas Cage (40) weds Alice Kim (20) at a private ranch in Northern California

  • 2004-08-14 Actor Josh Brolin (36) weds actress Diane Lane (39) at his ninety-seven acre spread in San Luis Obispo, California
  • 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

HeartWedding of Interest

2004-09-18 Pop star Britney Spears (22) weds rapper-dancer Kevin Federline (26) in Studio City, California

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears
  • 2004-10-02 "Married ... With Children" actress Katey Sagal (50) weds "The Shield" writer Kurt Sutter (42) in Los Feliz, 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
  • 2005-04-16 One Tree Hill actress Sophia Bush (23) weds actor Chad Michael Murray (24) at Hotel Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica, California
  • 2005-04-19 "Extra" co-host Dayna Devon (35) weds plastic surgeon Dr. Brent Moelleken at the Hans Fahden Winery in Calistoga, California
  • 2005-05-18 Television presenter and former Miss Germany Verona Feldbusch (37) weds German entrepreneur Franjo Pooth at the San Diego Court House in San Diego, California
  • 2005-05-22 "Alias" actor Kevin Weisman (34) weds Jodi Tanowitz at Menlo Circus Club in Atherton, 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
  • 2005-06-11 "Clueless" actress Alicia Silverstone (28) weds musician Christopher Jarecki in Lake Tahoe, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2005-06-18 Politician Jerry Brown (67) weds businesswoman Anne Gust (47) in Oakland, California

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • 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
  • 2005-07-09 Former Beverly Hills 90210 actress Tiffani Thiessen (31) weds actor-artist Brady Smith (33) at a private estate in Montecito, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2005-07-16 Academy award winning actress Sandra Bullock (40) weds "Monster Garage" host Jesse James (36) at sunset on the grounds of The Folded Hills Ranch in Gaviota, 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

HeartWedding of Interest

2005-09-24 Actor Ashton Kutcher (27) weds actress Demi Moore (42) in Beverly Hills, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2005-11-19 Singer and actress Christina Aguilera (28) weds music executive Jordan Bratman (32) under a mountainside tent at the Staglin Family Vineyards in Rutherford, California

  • 2005-11-19 "KISS" lead singer Paul Stanley (53) weds Erin Sutton at The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, California
  • 2005-12-04 2004 Olympic volleyball team member Kerri Walsh (27) weds fellow volleyball player Casey Jennings (30) at the La Quinta Resort in Palm Springs, California
  • 2006-03-14 Comedian and actor Jack Black (36) weds musician and animator Tanya Haden (34) in Big Sur, California
  • 2006-04-29 Ranchera singer Lupillo Rivera weds Mayeli in Garden Grove, California
  • 2006-05-16 "Korn" bassist Fieldy (36) weds Deena Beber at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California
  • 2006-06-04 "General Hospital" actor Greg Vaughan (32) weds Dutch actress Touriya Haoud (28) in Los Angeles, California
  • 2006-06-04 "KISS" guitarist Tommy Thayer (45) weds Amber Peek at Four Seasons Aviara in Carlsbad, 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
  • 2006-06-24 "Numb3rs" actress Diane Farr (36) weds marketing executive Seung Yong Chung (35) at Rainbow Tarns, California
  • 2006-06-25 Wyatt Earp actor Hugh O'Brian (81) weds Viginia Barber at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California
  • 2006-07-06 "National Treasure" director Jon Turteltaub (42) weds co-founder of Creative Visions Foundation Amy Eldon at Saddlerock Ranch and Vineyard in Malibu, California
  • 2006-07-07 "Extreme Makeover" Bill Dorfman (47) weds former contestant on "The Apprentice" and beauty queen Jennifer Murphy (27) at the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • 2006-07-07 Anchor and Skating with Celebrities runner-up Jillian Barberie (39) weds actor Grant Reynolds (33) in Tarzana, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2006-07-15 Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne (21) weds "Sum 41" lead singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley (26) at a private estate in Montecito, California

Pop Singer and Songwriter Avril Lavigne
Pop Singer and Songwriter
Avril Lavigne
  • 2006-08-12 Phil McGraw's son and "Renovate My Family" host Jay McGraw (27) weds former Playboy playmate Erica Dahm (28) in Beverly Hills, California
  • 2006-09-02 "7th Heaven" actor Jeremy London (33) weds actress Melissa Cunningham at Hidden Chateau and Garden in West Hills, California
  • 2006-11-10 "The Grudge" actor Jason Behr (32) weds actress KaDee Strickland (30) in Ojai, California
  • 2006-12-27 Supermodel Niki Taylor (31) weds NASCAR driver Burney Lamar (26) at The Grande Colonial Hotel in La Jolla, California
  • 2006-12-29 Comedian Jay Mohr (36) weds "Las Vegas" actress Nikki Cox (28) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California
  • 2006-12-31 L.A. Galaxy soccer player Landon Donovan (24) weds actress Bianca Kajlich (29) at Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2007-01-09 "Ugly Betty" actress Ashley Jensen (37) weds actor and writer Terence Beesley in a ceremony in the woods of Big Sur, California
  • 2007-07-14 Actor Jerry O'Connell (33) weds Xmen's "Mystique" Rebecca Romijn (34) at Calabasas, California
  • 2007-07-22 Muhammad Ali's daughter Laila Ali (30) weds former NFL player Curtis Conway (36) in Marina del Rey, California
  • 2007-09-01 "Grey's Anatomy" actress Kate Walsh (39) weds movie executive Alex Young (35) at the Ojai Presbyterian Church in Ojai, California
  • 2007-09-01 "Dancing with the Stars" tv personality Alec Mazo (29) weds fellow dancer Edyta Sliwinska (28) in San Francisco, 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
  • 2008-02-02 Singer-actress Katharine McPhee (23) weds producer Nick Cokas (42) at the Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church in Beverly Hills, California
  • 2008-04-20 "The Game" actress Tia Mowry (29) weds actor Cory Hardrict (32) at the Biltmore Hotel in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2008-05-17 Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (26) weds rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (31) in Encino, California

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2008-05-19 Film actress Jessica Alba (31) weds film and TV producer Cash Warren (33) at the Beverly Hills Courthouse in Beverly Hills, California

Actress and Businesswoman Jessica Alba
Actress and Businesswoman
Jessica Alba

HeartWedding of Interest

2008-05-30 Film actor Charlie Sheen (42) weds socialite Brooke Mueller (30) at a private estate in Los Angeles, California

  • 2008-06-09 "Tommy Tutone" band lead singer Tommy Heath weds longtime girlfriend Lisa Scholtz in Lake Tahoe, California
  • 2008-06-28 "Saturday Night Live" actor-comedian Chris Kattan (37) weds model Sunshine Tutt (31) at Chateau Du Sureau in Yosemite, California
  • 2008-07-05 "The Bachelor" TV personality Andrew Firestone (32) weds Serbian model and actress Ivana Bozilovic (30) at St Mark's in the Valley Episcopal Church in Los Olivos, California
  • 2008-07-12 Black Eyed Peas rapper Taboo (32) weds fashion publicist Jaymie Dizon (29) at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Pasadena, California
  • 2008-07-13 American Pie actor Jason Biggs (30) weds actress Jenny Mollen (28) at Honig Winery and Vineyard in Napa, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2008-08-16 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" talk show host Ellen DeGeneres (54) weds actress Portia de Rossi (39) in Beverly Hills, California

Comedian and TV Star Ellen DeGeneres
Comedian and TV Star
Ellen DeGeneres
  • 2008-09-22 TV personality and glamour model Kendra Wilkinson (24) weds Philadelphia Eagles NFL player Hank Baskett (26) at Playboy mansion in Los Angeles, California
  • 2008-09-27 "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" actress Kaitlin Olson (33) weds actor Rob McElhenney (31) at the Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California
  • 2008-09-28 American tennis player Mardy Fish (26) weds "Deal or No Deal" model Stacey Gardner at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, California
  • 2008-10-05 American Idol season 6 fourth finalist LaKisha Jones (28) weds financial adviser Larry Davis at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2008-10-18 Tennis player Michael Chang (35) weds fellow tennis player Amber Liu (24) at Lake Hills Community Church in Laguna Hills, California

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang
  • 2008-11-01 Actress Marisa Coughlan (34) weds Stephen Wallack at a private estate in Pasadena, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-01-10 "The Black Eyed Peas" singer fergie (33) weds actor Josh Duhamel (36) at Church Estate Vineyards in Malibu, California

  • 2009-02-07 Actress and skating champ Kristy Swanson (39) weds 1993 World Pair Skater Champion Lloyd Eisler (45) at The Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-03-14 Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt (36) weds Brittney Cade at a private ceremony in Ojai, California

Bassist Rocker Mike Dirnt
Bassist Rocker
Mike Dirnt
  • 2009-03-21 British songbird who soared to the top of the charts with her hit "Unwritten" Natasha Bedingfield (27) weds California businessman Matthew Robinson at Church Estate Vineyard's in Malibu, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-03-21 Olympic gold medalist Kim Rhode (29) weds technician Michael Harryman in El Monte, California

Olympic Gold Shooter Kim Rhode
Olympic Gold Shooter
Kim Rhode
  • 2009-03-22 "The Wonder Years" actress Danica McKellar (36) weds composer Mike Verta (36) at St. James by the Sea Episcopal Church in La Jolla, California
  • 2009-05-09 "The O.C." actress Autumn Reeser (28) weds writer-director Jesse Warren (31) under a 200-year old oak tree at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, California
  • 2009-05-16 Actress Jennifer Freeman (23) weds NBA guard Earl Watson (29) in Beverly Hills, California
  • 2009-06-27 "Playboy Playmate" model Kendra Wilkinson (24) weds NFL player beau Hank Baskett (26) at the Playboy Mansion in Bel Air, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-06-27 Rocker Eddie Van Halen (54) weds publicist Janie Liszewski (39) at his seven-acre estate in the hills above Studio City, California

Hall of Fame rocker Eddie Van Halen
Hall of Fame rocker
Eddie Van Halen
  • 2009-07-11 "Step Up" actor Channing Tatum (32) weds actress Jenna Dewan (31) at Church Estate Vineyards in Malibu, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-08-22 Actress and model Milla Jovovich (36) weds film director Paul W. S. Anderson (47) in Beverly Hills, 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

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-09-27 Businesswoman and TV personality Khloé Kardashian (28) weds NBA basketball forward Lamar Odom (32) in Beverly Hills, California

TV Personality Khloé Kardashian
TV Personality
Khloé Kardashian

HeartWedding of Interest

2010-05-01 Actor-producer Seth Green (36) weds actress Clare Grant (30) at George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch in Nacasio, California

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
  • 2010-05-28 "Beverly Hills 90210" actor Ian Ziering (46) weds Erin Kristine Ludwig at the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, California
  • 2010-07-02 Miss California USA 2009 Carrie Prejean (23) weds Oakland Raiders quarterback Kyle Boller (29) in San Diego
  • 2010-07-17 Boston Celtics star player Paul Pierce (32) weds interior-designer Julie Landrum (27) at Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Coast, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2010-08-14 Actress and singer Hilary Duff (24) weds retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre Mike Comrie (31) at La Quinta Estate in Montecito, California

Actress/Singer Hilary Duff
Actress/Singer
Hilary Duff

HeartWedding of Interest

2010-09-08 Grammy nominated singer Jenni Rivera (41) weds MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza (38) at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, California

Singer Jenni Rivera
Singer
Jenni Rivera
  • 2010-09-25 Charlie Sheen's daughter Cassandra Estévez (25) weds Casey Huffman (27) in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2010-10-10 Actor Dave Annable (31) weds actress Odette Yustman (25) at Twin Peaks Ranch in Ojai, California
  • 2010-11-13 Major League Baseball pitcher Kyle Kendrick (26) married three-time "Survivor" contestant Stephanie LaGrossa (30) at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California
  • 2010-12-11 "Good Charlotte" lead vocalist Joel Madden (31) weds fashion designer and actress Nicole Richie (30) at Beverly Hills, California
  • 2011-01-01 "Hot in Cleveland" actress Valerie Bertinelli weds financial planner Tom Vitale at their home in Malibu, California

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