Glendale in History

Historical Events

  • 2005-01-26 Glendale train crash: Two trains derail killing 11 and injuring 200 in Glendale, California, near Los Angeles.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1925-01-12 Katherine "Scottie" MacGregor, American actress (Little House on the Prairie), born in Glendale, California (d. 2018)
  • 1925-10-27 Mary Kay Stearns, American actress (Mary Kay & Johnny), born in Glendale, California
  • 1926-12-11 Richard Devon, American character actor (Magnum Force, Battle of Blood Island), born in Glendale, California (d. 2010)
  • 1932-03-07 Edward "Ed" Thrasher, American art director and photographer (Come & Gone), born in Glendale, California (d. 2006)
  • 1935-05-11 Doug McClure, American actor (Checkmate, Virginian, Roots), born in Glendale, California (d. 1995)
  • 1938-04-07 Yvonne Lime, actress (Father Knows Best, Dobie Gillis), born in Glendale, California
  • 1941-01-15 Captain Beefheart [Don Van Vliet], American singer-songwriter (Bongo Fury, Shiny Beast), born in Glendale, California (d. 2010)
  • 1942-01-05 Cliff Potts, American television & film actor (Ted-Lou Grant), born in Glendale, California
  • 1942-03-09 Gary Walker [Leeds], American musician (The Standells, The Walker Brothers), born in Glendale, California
  • 1943-06-07 [Kenneth Charles] Ken Osmond, American actor (Leave It to Beaver), born in Glendale, California
  • 1943-08-13 Gary Ilman, American 100m freestyle (Olympic-4th-1964), born in Glendale, California
  • 1945-09-23 Paul Petersen, actor (Jeff Stone-Donna Reed Show), born in Glendale, California
  • 1945-11-08 Don Murray, American drummer (The Turtles), born in Glendale, California (d. 1996)
  • 1947-04-18 Lori Martin, American actress (Velvet-National Velvet), born in Glendale, California
  • 1947-06-06 Robert Englund, American actor (Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street), born in Glendale, California
  • 1947-12-31 Tim Matheson, American actor (Animal House, Fletch, Up the Creek), born in Glendale, California
  • 1948-09-27 A Martinez, American actor (L.A. Law, Santa Barbara), born in Glendale, California
  • 1949-09-14 Edward "Ed" King, American psychedelic rock musician (Strawberry Alarm Clock, Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Glendale, California (d. 2018)
  • 1949-10-31 Bob Siebenberg, American rocker (Supertramp), born in Glendale, California
  • 1950-10-03 Pamela Hensley, actress (Buck Rogers in 25th Century), born in Glendale, California
  • 1951-02-10 Roxanne Pulitzer, author (Prize Pulitzer), born in Glendale, California
  • 1951-03-17 Scott Gorham, American rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy-21 Guns), born in Glendale, California
  • 1952-07-26 Scott David Cook, CEO (Intuit-Quicken), born in Glendale, California
  • 1954-10-24 Doug Davidson, American actor (Paul Williams-Young & Restless), born in Glendale, California
  • 1956-01-09 Kimberly Beck Hilton, American actress (Kim-Peyton Place), born in Glendale, California
  • 1956-08-18 John Debney, American composer, born in Glendale, California
  • 1957-06-17 Jon Gries, American actor (Napoleon Dynamite), born in Glendale, California
  • 1957-08-01 Brad Stephen "Taylor" Negron, American actor and writer (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Easy Money), born in Glendale, California (d. 2015)
  • 1957-11-12 Gail Castro, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1991, Olympics 1996), born in Glendale, California
  • 1958-09-15 Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (Wanna Hold Your Hand, Bossom Buddies), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1959-06-12 Jenilee Harrison, American actress (Cindy-3's Company, Dallas), born in Glendale, California
  • 1962-01-28 Sam Phillips [Leslie Ann Phillips], American singer-songwriter (Martinis & Bikinis, Gilmore Girls, Bunheads), born in Glendale, California
  • 1963-03-20 Kathleen "Kathy" Ireland, American model and actress (Alien From LA, Side Out), born in Glendale, California
  • 1963-05-20 Brian Nash, actor (Joel-Please Don't Eat Daisies), born in Glendale, California
  • 1965-01-20 Greg K., American musician & singer (The Offspring), born in Glendale, California
  • 1965-06-04 Kurt Stillwell, infielder (Texas Rangers), born in Glendale, California
  • 1965-06-17 Mike Magnante, American baseball pitcher (KC Royals), born in Glendale, California
  • 1969-09-29 Erika Eleniak, American Canadian actress (Baywatch) and Playboy playmate (Jul, 1989), born in Glendale, California
  • 1971-04-14 Gregory Zaun, American baseball analyst & catcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Glendale, California
  • 1972-01-13 Nicole Eggert, actress (Charles in Charge, Baywatch), born in Glendale, California
  • 1972-01-18 Mike Lieberthal, American MLB catcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Glendale, California
  • 1972-11-07 Emily Lesueur, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold teams 1996), born in Glendale, California

Person of interestPaul Walker

1973-09-12 Paul Walker, American actor (The Fast and the Furious), born in Glendale, California (d. 2013)

  • 1974-09-09 Jennie Kwan, American actress (Samantha Woo-California Dreams), born in Glendale, California
  • 1974-10-05 Douglas Emerson, American actor (Robbie-Herbie the Love Bug), born in Glendale, California
  • 1975-01-29 Kelly Packard, American actress (Tiffani Smith-California Dreams), born in Glendale, California
  • 1982-01-25 Shawna Waldron, American actress, born in Glendale, California
  • 1982-06-11 Diana Taurasi, American basketball player (Phoenix Mercury), born in Glendale, California
  • 1984-03-27 Emily Ann Lloyd, American actress (Apollo 13), born in Glendale, California
  • 1996-04-25 Allisyn Ashley Arm, American child actress (Sonny with a Chance), born in Glendale, California

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1940-01-26 Actor Ronald Raegan (28) weds Academy Award-winning actress Jane Wyman (23) at the Wee Kirk o' the Heather church in Glendale, California

Actress Jane Wyman
Actress
Jane Wyman
  • 2006-06-25 Wyatt Earp actor Hugh O'Brian (81) weds Viginia Barber at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California

Famous Deaths

  • 1975-09-29 Casey Stengel, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (Yankees (1949-60), NY Met's 1st), dies of cancer at 85