Los Angeles in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 296

  • 1972-07-21 Los Angeles Dodgers release and end career of knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm
  • 1972-09-18 1st black NL umpire is Art Williams for Los Angeles vs San Diego
  • 1973-01-14 Super Bowl VII, LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA: Miami Dolphins beat Washington Redskins, 14-7; MVP: Jake Scott, Miami, S
  • 1973-03-20 NBC TV premiere of pilot episode of "Police Story", based on Los Angeles Police Dept. Joseph Wambaugh's writings
  • 1973-05-29 Thomas Bradley elected 1st African American mayor of Los Angeles, California

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973-07-01 Tom Bradley becomes the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles, the first (and only) African-American to hold that position

American Politician Tom Bradley
American Politician
Tom Bradley
  • 1973-10-21 Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.

Film release premierFilm Premier

1973-12-25 "The Sting" directed by George Roy Hill, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford and music inspired by Scott Joplin premieres in Los Angeles and New York (Best Picture 1974)

Actor Robert Redford
Actor
Robert Redford
Actor and Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor and Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin
  • 1974-10-09 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 1

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1974-10-19 Australian tennis star Evonne Goolagong wins her first WTA Tour Championship; beats Chris Evert 6-3, 6-4 in the final at the Los Angeles Sports Arena

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1974-10-30 "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" horror film premieres in Los Angeles
  • 1975-04-05 American tennis #1 Chris Evert wins her 3rd WTA Tour Championship at the Los Angeles Sports Arena; beats Martina Navratilova 6-4, 6-2
  • 1976-04-17 Australian tennis star Evonne Goolagong Cawley wins her second WTA Tour Championship at the Los Angeles Sports Arena; beats Chris Evert 6–3, 5–7, 6–3

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1976-09-29 Tommy Lasorda replaces Walter Alston as Los Angeles Dodgers manager

Baseball Pitcher and Manager Tommy Lasorda
Baseball Pitcher and Manager
Tommy Lasorda

Film release premierFilm Premier

1976-11-14 "Network", directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch and William Holden, premieres in Los Angeles and New York City (Finch - Academy Awards Best Actor 1977)

  • 1977-02-28 1st killer whale born in captivity (Marineland, Los Angeles California)

  • 1977-06-05 Los Angeles Dodgers retire Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager Walter Alston's #24

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1977-08-01 Former Lockheed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers crashes the news helicopter he was flying in Los Angeles

Pilot and Spy Francis Gary Powers
Pilot and Spy
Francis Gary Powers
  • 1977-10-08 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 1
  • 1978-01-01 Los Angeles Police chief Edward Davis retires from police force
  • 1978-03-25 AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament, UCLA beat Maryland 90-74 in Los Angeles
  • 1978-03-28 Daryl Gates becomes the 49th Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department
  • 1978-10-07 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 1
  • 1978-11-02 Arnold Shapiro's TV documentary "Scared Straight", narrated by Peter Falk as a controversial and questionable deterrent to juvenile delinquency, debuts on Los Angeles' KTLA-TV

Film release premierFilm Premier

1978-12-08 "The Deer Hunter", directed by Michael Cimino and starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and Meryl Streep, premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1979)

Music concertMusic Concert

1979-02-07 Pink Floyd premiere their live version of "The Wall" in Los Angeles

Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
  • 1979-02-16 Los Angeles premiere of Paul Schrader's allegedly fact based film "Hardcore"
  • 1979-05-29 CBS premiere of Melissa Anderson's modern "Survival of Dana", her first "bad girl" role, in which Anderson's title character leaves her North Dakota town for Los Angeles after her parents' divorce
  • 1979-06-01 Ted Coombs begins 5,193 mile roller skate from Los Angeles to New York City
  • 1979-06-01 Los Angeles passes its first homosexual rights bill
  • 1979-06-02 Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley signs first homosexual rights bill

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1979-10-12 Future Basketball Hall of Fame forward Magic Johnson makes his debut for Los Angeles Lakers at the San Diego Clippers; Lakers win, 103-102

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • 1979-12-27 Los Angeles left wing Charlie Simmer scores in a Kings' 3-0 shutout of the Quebec Nordiques to extend his modern day NHL goal-scoring streak to 13 straight games (ends next game)
  • 1980-12-03 Don Sutton, the winningest pitcher in Los Angeles Dodgers history, signs a 4-year contract with Houston; Astros career shortened by a patellar fracture; returns to Dodgers in 1988 after stints with 3 other MLB clubs
  • 1980-12-14 Massacre at Bob's Big Boy restaurant in Los Angeles with 3 people killed and 6 injured
  • 1981-05-04 Rockline premieres on KLOS FM in Los Angeles

  • 1981-06-05 AIDS Epidemic officially begins when US Centers for Disease Control reports on pneumonia affecting five homosexual men in Los Angeles
  • 1981-10-19 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Montreal Expos, 3 games to 2

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1981-12-01 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar passes Oscar Robertson (26,710) to become the NBA’s second all-time leading scorer behind Wilt Chamberlain; scores 14 points in 117-86 Lakers' win over Utah Jazz in Los Angeles

  • 1982-05-07 Californian federal jury rules NFL violates antitrust laws in preventing Oakland Raiders move to Los Angeles Coliseum
  • 1983-03-01 Tornado tears through Los Angeles, injuring 33 people
  • 1983-03-10 Walter Alston, Los Angeles Dodgers manager is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1983-10-08 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 3 games to 1
  • 1984-01-08 AFC Championship, LA Memorial Coliseum: Los Angeles Raiders beat Seattle Seahawks, 30-14
  • 1984-01-22 Super Bowl XVIII, Tampa Stadium, Tampa, FL: LA Raiders beat Washington Redskins, 38-9; MVP: Marcus Allen, Los Angeles, RB
  • 1984-05-08 The Soviet Union announces it will not participate in Los Angeles Summer Olympics in retaliation for the American boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics
  • 1984-07-28 23rd modern Olympic Games open in Los Angeles
  • 1984-07-31 US men's gymnastics team score emotional upset win over world champion Chinese team in the combined event to take the gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics
  • 1984-08-02 Jeff Blatnick becomes first American to win a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the Los Angeles Olympics, Blatnick was in remission for Hodgkin’s disease
  • 1984-08-03 Mary Lou Retton scores 10 for final vault to win the individual all-round competition in Los Angeles and become first American woman to win an Olympic gymnastics medal
  • 1984-08-03 17 year old Australian swimmer Jon Sieben stages a withering finish to upset hot favourite Michael Gross of West Germany in 200m butterfly at Los Angeles Olympics, world record (1:57.04)
  • 1984-08-03 Mexicans Ernesto Canto and Raúl González take the gold and silver medals in the 20k walk at the Los Angeles Olympics

OlympicsOlympic Gold

1984-08-04 American athlete Carl Lewis wins the 100m in 9.9 seconds in Los Angeles, first of 9 Olympic gold medals over 3 Games

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 1984-08-04 Americans Al Joyner and Mike Conley take the gold and silver medals in the men's triple jump at the Los Angeles Olympics
  • 1984-08-05 American Joan Benoit wins first Olympic marathon for women (2:24:52) ahead of Grete Waitz of Norway at the Los Angeles Games
  • 1984-08-05 American super-hurdler Edwin Moses wins the 400m hurdles gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics, his 105th consecutive race victory
  • 1984-08-06 American athlete Carl Lewis wins long jump (8.54m), his second of 4 gold medals at Los Angeles Olympics
  • 1984-08-06 After Americans Roger Kingdom & Greg Foster both equal the Olympic record in 110m hurdles semi's in Los Angeles, Kingdom beats Foster in the final in a new Games record 13.20 seconds
  • 1984-08-07 Japan beats US, 6-3 in the final of the Los Angeles Olympic baseball demonstration event
  • 1984-08-08 Carl Lewis wins 3rd gold medal of the Los Angeles Olympics joining Kirk Baptiste and Thomas Jefferson in an American sweep of the 200m
  • 1984-08-08 Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco becomes the first female Olympic champion of a Muslim nation, and the first of her country in the 400m hurdles at the Los Angeles Olympics
  • 1984-08-08 Future 5-time America's Cup winner Russell Coutts of New Zealand wins the Finn Class sailing gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics
  • 1984-08-09 Daley Thompson of Great Britain scores 8,797 points to win the Olympic decathlon in Los Angeles; later recognised as a world record

OlympicsOlympic Gold

1984-08-10 The US beats Spain 96-65 to win the men's basketball gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics; future 'dream team' members Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing and Chris Mullin feature

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing
  • 1984-08-10 Sweden's Agneta Andersson takes out the women's canoeing 500m double at the Los Angeles Olympics with wins in the K-1 and K-2 (with Anna Olsson) events

OlympicsOlympic Games

1984-08-11 A British 1-2 in the 1,500m at the Los Angeles Olympics with Sebastian Coe edging teammate Steve Cram to become the only man to successfully defend his Olympic 1,500m title

1500m Runner Sebastian Coe
1500m Runner
Sebastian Coe
  • 1984-08-11 Future 4-weight world boxing champion Pernell Whitaker wins the lightweight gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics
  • 1984-08-12 Carlos Lopes of Portugal wins the men's marathon at the Los Angeles Olympics in 2:09:21, an Olympic record that stands for 24 years

Film release premierFilm Premier

1984-09-06 "Amadeus" from the play by Peter Shaffer, directed by Milos Forman and starring Tom Hulce premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1985)

Playwright Peter Shaffer
Playwright
Peter Shaffer

Film release premierFilm Premier

1984-12-01 "Beverly Hills Cop" directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold premieres in Los Angeles

  • 1985-08-31 Night Stalker suspect that terrorized California captured in East Los Angeles
  • 1985-10-16 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 2
  • 1985-10-26 CBS' premiere of fact based TV film "Children of the Night", based on sociology student Lois Lee's expose on female crime and inconsistent enforcement of prostitution laws in Los Angeles

Film release premierFilm Premier

1985-12-10 "Out of Africa", based on the book by Isak Dinesen, directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1986)

Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep
Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack
Actor Robert Redford
Actor
Robert Redford
  • 1986-01-10 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Los Angeles Lakers scores his 34,000th career point during 124-102 win over Indiana Pacers; only NBA player to reach the milestone at that time; remains all-time leader (38,387)
  • 1986-01-13 ABC's TV premiere of "The Right of The People", whose writer and director is said to have been inspired by the 14 December 1980 massacre at Bob's Big Boy in Los Angeles
  • 1986-02-01 KHJ-AM in Los Angeles CA changes call letters to KRTH
  • 1986-04-29 800,000 books destroyed by fire in Los Angeles Central Library
  • 1987-01-02 Indiana Pacers beat the Los Angeles Clippers, 116-106 to give coach Jack Ramsay his 800th NBA victory; at the time Ramsey is one of only 2 coaches (with Red Auerbach) to reach milestone

BeatificationPapal Visit

1987-09-15 Pope John Paul II arrives in Los Angeles for a two-day papal visit, and addresses U.S. entertainment leaders

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1987-09-16 Pope John Paul II's ends his Los Angeles tour with an interfaith meeting at Dodger Stadium with leaders of Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism
  • 1988-10-12 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat New York Mets, 4 games to 3
  • 1989-02-08 5 cm of snow falls in outskirts of Los Angeles
  • 1989-12-02 KHJ-TV in Los Angeles CA changes call letters to KCAL-TV
  • 1991-01-20 AFC Championship, Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY: Buffalo Bills beat Los Angeles Raiders, 51-3

USARodney King Riots

1991-03-03 Los Angeles police officers severely beat motorist Rodney King, the beating is famously captured on amateur video and later leads to riots when the police officers are acquitted

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Damage in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots, which killed 63 people and caused over $1 billion in damages
Damage in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots, which killed 63 people and caused over $1 billion in damages
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  • 1991-07-25 Howard Stern adds a 4th radio market (KLSX FM-97.1 Los Angeles)

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1992-01-28 St. Louis right wing Brett Hull becomes 2nd player (after Wayne Gretzky) in NHL history to record back-to-back seasons of 50 goals in 50 games; #50 comes in 3-3 Blues' tie in Los Angeles

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992-05-01 Los Angeles Dodgers postpone 3 MLB games due to racial riots over the infamous Rodney King beating

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • 1992-07-01 6.6 earthquake in Big Bear Valley of Los Angeles

Film release premierFilm Premier

1992-08-03 "Unforgiven" directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1993)

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
Actor Morgan Freeman
Actor
Morgan Freeman
Actor Gene Hackman
Actor
Gene Hackman
  • 1993-04-17 Two Los Angeles police officers convicted in federal court of violating Rodney King's civil rights and sentenced to prison, while two others are acquitted,
  • 1993-07-01 Richard Riordan elected as Los Angeles first Republican mayor in 36 years
  • 1993-12-02 A Webster's musical "Sunset Promenade" premieres in Los Angeles, California
  • 1994-01-17 6.6 Earthquake hits Los Angeles killing 60, $30B in damage
  • 1994-04-17 "Twilight - Los Angeles 1992" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • 1994-06-19 "Twilight - Los Angeles 1992" closes at Cort NYC after 72 performances

MurderMurder of Interest

1995-10-03 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson found not guilty of the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 1996-10-04 Left wing Mike Donnelly becomes first player in NHL history to play for all 3 New York teams (Sabres, Rangers & Islanders) when he suits up for the NY Islanders in a 1-0 loss in Los Angeles
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 853

  • 1924-07-29 Robert Horton [Meade Howard Horton Jr.], American actor and singer (Kings Row, Wagon Train, Arena), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1924-08-01 Marcia Mae Jones, American actress (Frankie Darro, The Cisco), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2007)
  • 1924-08-19 William Marshall, American actor, director, and opera singer (Blacula, Scream Blacula Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • 1924-08-22 James Kirkwood, American actor, author and playwright (A Chorus Line, P. S. Your Cat Is Dead!), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1989)
  • 1924-11-16 Mel Patton, American sprinter & Olympic champion, born in Los Angeles, California, (d. 2014)
  • 1924-11-23 Paul Richards, American actor (Kiss Daddy Goodnight, Breaking Point), born in Los Angeles California (d. 1974)
  • 1925-04-02 Hard Boiled Haggerty [Don Stansauk], American pro wrestler (AWA, NWA, WWA World Tag Team C'ship; IWA World Heavyweight C'ship) and actor (The Incredible Hulk), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1925-04-25 Kay E. Kuter, American actor (Green Acres), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • 1925-04-30 Johnny Horton, American country music and rockabilly singer (The Battle of New Orleans), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1960)
  • 1925-07-23 Gloria DeHaven, American musical actress (Step Lively), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1925-09-12 Dickie Moore, actor (Expert, Oliver Twist, Little Men), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)

Person of interestMarilyn Monroe

1926-06-01 Marilyn Monroe [Norma Jean Mortenson], American actress (Some Like It Hot), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1962)

  • 1926-06-04 Nan Leslie [Nan Coppage], American actress (Kings Row, The Californians), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2000)
  • 1926-07-01 Delmar Watson, American child actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Heidi, Annie Oakley), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2008)
  • 1926-07-05 Diana Lynn [Dolores Eartha Loehr], American actress (Annapolis Story, Easy Come Easy Go), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1971)
  • 1926-08-07 Stan Freberg, American satirist/ad executive/cartoon voice (Bertie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1926-08-12 John Derek, American actor, director and photographer (Knock on Any Door, All the King's Men, Rogues of Sherwood Forest), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • 1926-09-19 Duke Snider, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (8 x MLB All Star; World Series 1955, 59; Brooklyn / LA Dodgers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2011)
  • 1926-10-06 Alan Copeland, American orchestra leader and singer (Your Hit Parade), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestH. R. Haldeman

1926-10-27 H. R. Haldeman, Nixon's White House Chief of Staff during Watergate, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1993)

Nixon's White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman
Nixon's White House Chief of Staff
H. R. Haldeman
  • 1926-11-13 Don Gordon [Donald Guadagno], American actor (Bullitt, Papillon), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • 1926-11-30 Richard Crenna, American actor (Rambo, Summer Rental, Sand Pebbles), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • 1926-12-11 Richard "Dick" Tufeld, American voice actor (Lost in Space - "Robot"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1927-03-31 Dave Hassinger, American recording engineer and record producer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2007)
  • 1927-04-08 Oliver "Ollie" Mitchell, American musician and bandleader (The Wrecking Crew), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • 1927-04-29 Big Jay [Cecil James] McNeely, American R&B saxophonist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2018)
  • 1927-07-27 Guy Carawan, American folk singer and folklorist (popularized "We Shall Overcome"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1927-10-25 Franklin "Bud" Held, American javelin world champ (1949, 51, 53-55), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestVin Scully

1927-11-29 Vin Scully, American sportscaster (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in The Bronx, New York

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Sportscaster
Vin Scully
  • 1928-02-08 Jack Larson, American actor (The Adventures of Superman -"Jimmy Olsen"), screenwriter, and librettist (Virgil Thomson's "Lord Byron"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1928-04-28 Eugene M. Shoemaker, American planetary scientist and geologist (Shoemaker-Levy comet), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1997)
  • 1928-05-09 Richard A "Pancho" Gonzalez, tennis star (US 1948-49), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1928-05-09 Pancho Gonzales, American tennis player (US Nat C'ships 1948-49), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)
  • 1928-06-20 Eric Dolphy, jazz musician, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1964)
  • 1928-11-13 Hampton Hawes, American jazz pianist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1977)
  • 1928-12-31 Hugh McElhenny, American NFL halfback (SF, Minnesota, Giants, Detroit), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1929-01-07 Terry Moore [Helen Luella Koford], American actress (Little Sheba), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1929-02-10 Jerry Goldsmith, American pianist, television and film composer ("The Twilight Zone"; "Planet Of The Apes"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1930-01-10 Roy E. Disney, American film executive & CEO of Disney, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2009)
  • 1930-01-31 Lynn Carlin [Mary Lynn Reynolds], American actress (Joan Hunter-James at 15, Faces), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1930-05-01 Richard Riordan, mayor of Los Angeles (R, 1993-2001), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-03-06 Carmen de Lavallade, American actress, dancer and choreographer (Aida), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1931-03-06 John Smith, American actor (Cimarron City, Laramie, 7 Angry Men), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)
  • 1931-03-12 William "Billie" Thomas, American child actor (Buckwheat- Our Gang), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1980)
  • 1931-04-08 John Gavin [Juan Vincent Apablasa Jr], American actor (Imitation of Life, Psycho), and US Ambassador to Mexico (1981–86), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2018)
  • 1931-08-21 Nancy Hadley, American actress (Love That Jill, Joey Bishop Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1931-10-30 Dick Gautier, American stage and screen actor (Get Smart, Mr Terrific), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • 1931-10-30 John Macchia, American actor (Beach Blanket Bingo, Beach Party), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1967)
  • 1931-11-03 Joan Kenmore, American actress (The Wizard of Oz), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestBill Walsh

1931-11-30 Bill Walsh, American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (San Francisco 49ers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2007)

American Football Coach Bill Walsh
American Football Coach
Bill Walsh
  • 1931-12-09 William Reynolds, American actor (The Gallant Men, All That Heaven Allows), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1932-07-30 Edd Byrnes, American actor (77 Sunset Strip, Jack the Ripper), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2020)
  • 1932-09-03 Eileen Brennan, American actress (Laugh-In, Pvt Benjamin), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • 1932-10-05 Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, American politician (first African-American woman to represent the West Coast in Congress), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1932-10-09 Judy Tyler [Judith Mae Hess], American actress (Jailhouse Rock, Bop Girl Goes Calypso) and Miss Stardust (1949), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1957)
  • 1932-10-16 Henry Jay Lewis, American double-bassist and conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic 1948-65), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1996)
  • 1932-11-08 Richard E. Lawyer, American astronaut, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1933-01-17 Sheree North [Dawn Bethel], American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2005)
  • 1933-04-14 Morton Subotnick, American composer (Wild Bull), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestElizabeth Montgomery

1933-04-15 Elizabeth Montgomery, American actress (Samantha/Serena-Bewitched), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)

  • 1933-12-20 Gordon Getty, American composer, businessman and heir of J. Paul Getty, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1933-12-31 Edward Bunker, American author & actor, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2005)
  • 1934-01-03 Carla Hills, American lawyer and politician (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1975-77), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1934-02-18 Skip Battin, American singer-songwriter (The Byrds), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • 1934-07-23 Cleve Duncan, American rocker (The Penguins-Earth Angel), born in Los Angeles (d. 2012)
  • 1934-09-06 Jody McCrea, American actor (Ben Matheson-Wichita Town), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2009)
  • 1934-12-13 Richard Darryl Zanuck, American Academy Award-winning film producer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1934-12-30 Russ Tamblyn, actor (Win Place or Steal, Twin Peaks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1935-02-16 Kenneth Price, ceramic artist and print maker (Hot Bottoms, Tamed), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1935-05-27 Lee Meriwether, Miss America (Time Tunnel, Barnaby Jones), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1935-07-05 John Gilmore, American true crime author (Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia Murder), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1935-07-25 Larry Sherry, American baseball pitcher (World Series MVP 1959, LA Dodgers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • 1935-11-10 Pippa Scott, American actress (Virginian, Mr Lucky), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestDarlene Hard

1936-01-06 Darlene Hard, American tennis player (US C'ships 1960-61, French C'ships 1960; 18 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Los Angeles, California

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • 1936-02-27 Roger M. Mahoney, American cardinal (Archbishop of Los Angeles, 1985–2011), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1936-04-26 Doug Sax, American mastering engineer (Bob Dylan, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Ray Charles), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1936-05-24 Harold Budd, American avant-garde ambient pianist and composer (The Pavilion of Dreams), born in Los Angeles (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1936-06-30 Tom Frost, American rock climber (founder gear & apparel company Patagonia), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2018)
  • 1936-08-16 Gary Clarke, actor (Hondo, Virginian, Michael Shayne), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1936-10-11 Billy Higgins, American jazz drummer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2001)
  • 1936-11-11 Susan Kohner, American actress (Imitation of Life, Gene Krupa Story), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1936-11-14 Cornell Gunter, American R&B singer (Coasters - "Poison Ivy"; "Yakety-Yak"), born in Coffeyville, Kansas (d. 1990)
  • 1936-12-23 James Stacy [Maurice William Elias], American actor (Lancer), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1937-03-23 Craig Breedlove, American auto racer (5-time world land speed record holder), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestGeorge Takei

1937-04-20 George Takei, American actor (Sulu-Star Trek, Green Berets), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1937-07-05 Brooke Hayward, American author (Haywire), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1937-07-23 Bruce Surtees, American cinematographer (Dirty Harry, Lenny), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)

Person of interestDustin Hoffman

1937-08-08 Dustin Hoffman, American actor (Graduate, Tootsie, Kramer vs Kramer), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestPeter Ueberroth

1937-09-02 Peter Ueberroth, American organizer of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and commissioner of baseball (1984-89), born in Evanston, Illinois

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth
  • 1937-12-08 James MacArthur, American actor (Danny Williams-Hawaii 5-0), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2010)
  • 1938-01-13 Billy Gray, American actor (Bud-Father Knows Best), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1938-01-14 Jack Jones, American singer (Love Boat Theme), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1938-01-25 Etta James [Jamesetta Hawkins], American singer ("Roll With Me"; "At Last"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1938-04-30 Larry Niven, American sci-fi author (5 Hugo, Neutron Star), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1938-05-05 Michael Murphy, American actor (McCabe & Mrs Miller, Unmarried Woman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1938-12-28 Bruce Yarnell, American actor (Outlaws), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1973)
  • 1939-06-11 Christina Crawford, American actress and author (Mommie Dearest), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939-06-14 John F. MacArthur, American evangelist and author, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939-06-25 Allen Fox, American tennis player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939-07-15 Patrick Wayne, actor (Rounder, Shirley, Beyond Atlantis), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

2015-08-05 Actress Jennifer Aniston (46) weds fellow actor and producer Justin Theroux (44) at their home in Los Angeles

  • 2015-08-30 Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley (34) weds model Ariana Cooper at Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles
  • 2016-02-20 R&B singer Ne-Yo (36) weds Crystal Renay Williams in Los Angeles
  • 2016-07-31 Herjavec Group CEO Robert Herjavec (53) weds former "Dancing with the Stars" Kym Johnson (39) in Los Angeles, California
  • 2016-08-12 Singer-songwriter Ray J (35) weds Princess Love at the Vibiana in Los Angeles
  • 2016-10-15 "The Flash" actor Robbie Amell (28) weds actress Italia Ricci (29) in downtown Los Angeles
  • 2016-10-22 Legendary singer and songwriter Paul Anka (75) weds Lisa Pemberton at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles
  • 2017-03-03 Bachelorette TV personality Ali Fedotowsky (32) weds TV and radio host Kevin Manno (33) at Terranea Resort in Los Angeles, California
  • 2017-04-14 Actress and model Nicky Whelan (36) weds former NFL player-turned-actor Kerry Rhodes (34) at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles
  • 2017-05-27 Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel (27) weds Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr (34) in Los Angeles, California
  • 2018-03-03 Supermodel Chanel Iman (Victoria's Secret Angel), weds New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard in Los Angeles

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2018-11-28 Quentin Tarantino (55) marries singer and model Danielle Pick (35) in Los Angeles, California

Film Director & Screenwriter Quentin Tarantino
Film Director & Screenwriter
Quentin Tarantino

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