Hanford in History

Famous Birthdays

  • 1923-01-22 Leslie Bassett, American classical composer (Variations for Orchestra - Pulitzer Prize 1966), and educator (University of Michigan, 1952-92), born in Hanford, California (d. 2016)
  • 1949-01-22 Steve Perry, American rock vocalist (Journey, 1977-87; 95-97 - "Don't Stop Believin'"; "Open Arms"), born in Hanford, California
  • 1963-04-21 Ken Caminiti, MLB third baseman, 1987-2001, (Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, and 3 other teams; NL MVP- 1996), born in Hanford, California (d. 2004)
  • 1966-11-16 Tim Scott, pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Hanford, California
  • 1971-05-22 Troy Barnhart, water polo 2m offense (Olympics 1996), born in Hanford, California
  • 1971-11-28 William Simas Jr, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Hanford, California
  • 1982-10-02 Tyson Chandler, American basketball center (NBA Defensive Player of the Year 2012; Olympics gold 2012), born in Hanford, California