Inglewood in History

Historical Events

NBA All-Star Game

1972-01-18 22nd NBA All Star Game, The Forum, Inglewood, Ca: West beats East, 112-110: MVP: Jerry West, LA Lakers, G, hits a last-second, 20-foot game-winning jumper

  • 1974-11-23 Alexis Argüello of Nicaragua knocks out Mexican defending champion Rubén Olivares in the 13th round at the Forum in Inglewood, California, to claim the WBA world featherweight boxing title
  • 1981-02-10 33rd NHL All-Star Game, The Forum, Inglewood: Campbell Conference beats Wales Conference, 4-1; MVP: Mike Liut, St. Louis Blues, G

NBA All-Star Game

1983-02-13 33rd NBA All-Star Game, The Forum, Inglewood, CA: East beats West, 132-123; MVP: Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers, F

  • 1990-02-07 Lisa Leslie of Morningside HS in Inglewood California scores 101 in 1st half, South Torrance HS decides not to play 2nd half & loses 102-24
  • 1996-11-01 Shaquille O'Neil makes his Hollywood debut as Los Angeles Lakers beat Phoenix Suns, 96-82 at the Forum, Inglewood; O'Neil scores 23 points and pulls down 14 rebounds in 35 minutes
  • 2018-12-28 UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes of Brazil moves up in weight and KOs dominant featherweight Cris "Cyborg" Justino just 51 seconds into the opening round at the Forum, Inglewood, CA; first female to win UFC titles in multiple weight classes

Famous Birthdays

  • 1921-08-08 Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (Dangerous When Wet), born in Inglewood California (d. 2013)
  • 1925-10-29 (John) "Zoot" Sims, American jazz saxophonist, born in Inglewood, California (d. 1985)

Brian WilsonBrian Wilson (80 years old)

1942-06-20 American singer-songwriter, vocal arranger, and producer (Beach Boys - "In My Room"; "Good Vibrations"; "God Only Knows"; Caroline No"), born in Inglewood, California

  • 1947-12-08 Belinda Balaski, actor (Cannonball, Proud Men, Howling), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1949-03-26 Vicki Lawrence, American television actress (The Carol Burnett Show; Mama's Family), and singer ("The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia"), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1949-04-16 Melody Patterson, American actress (F Troop), born in Inglewood, California (d. 2015)
  • 1953-08-02 Butch Patrick [Patrick Alan Lilley], American actor (Real McCoys, Eddie-Munsters), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1953-11-01 Michael Zaslow, American actor (One Life to Live, Guiding Light), born in Inglewood, California (d. 1998)
  • 1954-07-31 Flo Hyman, American volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in Inglewood, California (d. 1986)
  • 1957-03-13 Steve Lake, American baseball player, born in Inglewood, California
  • 1957-07-10 Cindy Sheehan, American anti-war and political activist, born in Inglewood, California
  • 1964-08-10 Andy Stankiewicz, infielder (NY Yankees, Montreal Expos), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1968-02-08 Joy Fawcett, American football (soccer) defender (Olympics 1996), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1971-02-21 Jose Solano, American actor (Baywatch), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1971-05-05 Harold Miner, American NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1971-10-07 Johnnie Morton, American NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions), born in Inglewood, California

Tyra BanksTyra Banks (48 years old)

1973-12-04 American supermodel and actress (Higher Learning; Fresh Prince of Bel Air), born in Inglewood, California

  • 1984-11-12 Omarion [Omari Grandberry], American R&B musician, born in Inglewood, California
  • 1987-11-24 Sabi [Jenice Portlock], American hip-hop and pop singer-songwriter (The Bangz; "You Make Me Feel..."), born in Inglewood, California