Los Angeles in History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 295 of 295

Film Premiere

1996-11-06 "The English Patient" based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje, directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche and Kristen Scott Thomas premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1997)

Film & TV History

1997-08-04 William Ryan Holt and Michael Mischler are arrested for breaking into Elle MacPherson’s Los Angeles home

  • 1998-01-03 Los Angeles Clippers Bill Fitch coaches his 2,000th NBA game, a 97-88 win against the Dallas Mavericks at the LA Memorial Sports Arena

Sports History

1998-01-07 Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal blocks 3 shots in a 114-102 win over Milwaukee to bring his career total to 1,002

  • 1998-06-24 NBA Draft: Pacific center Michael Olowokandi first pick by Los Angeles Clippers

Film Premiere

1999-09-08 "American Beauty", directed by Sam Mendes and starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, and Thora Birch, premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 2000)

Sports History

1999-11-03 Los Angeles Lakers debut in the STAPLES Center, with 103-88 win v Vancouver Grizzlies; Magic Johnson & Chick Hearn co-host ceremony unveiling Lakers' retired jerseys & championship banners in new building

Film Premiere

1999-11-08 "The World is Not Enough" 19th James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan, Robert Carlyle and Denise Richards premieres in Los Angeles

  • 2000-06-19 NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers, 116-111 in Game 6 to win the franchise's first title in 12 years; MVP: Shaquille O'Neal

Sports History

2000-08-07 Los Angeles Lakers announce retirement of former star player and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Jerry West; name Mitch Kupchak to succeed him

  • 2001-06-15 NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 100-86 in Game 5 to win back-to-back titles; MVP: Shaquille O'Neal for second straight year

Film Premiere

2001-12-13 "A Beautiful Mind" based on the bio by Sylvia Nasar, directed by Ron Howard and starring Russell Crowe premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 2002)

  • 2002-02-02 52nd NHL All-Star Game, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA: World beats North America, 8-5; MVP: Éric Dazé, Chicago Blackhawks, RW

Film Premiere

2002-06-06 "The Bourne Identity" directed by Doug Liman and starring Matt Damon premieres in Los Angeles, California

  • 2002-06-12 NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers beat New Jersey Nets, 113-107 for a 4-0 sweep and 3rd straight title; MVP: Shaquille O'Neal for 3rd consecutive Finals series
  • 2002-10-01 Free agent center Wang Zhizhi, the first ever Chinese-born player in the NBA, signs a 3-year offer sheet with the Los Angeles Clippers; waived in 2003 and moves to Miami Heat

Sports History

2002-11-11 Belgian tennis star Kim Clijsters beats American Serena Williams 7–5, 6–3 to win the season-ending WTA Tour Championship at the Staples Center, Los Angeles

Baseball Record

2003-06-23 Barry Bonds steals second base against the LA Dodgers, becoming the first player in MLB history to have 500 career homers and 500 steals

Sports History

2003-07-04 LA Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant is arrested in Eagle, Colorado for sexual assault, charges eventually dismissed

Sports History

2003-11-10 Kim Clijsters of Belgium becomes first female tennis player to earn $US4 million in a season when she overwhelms Amélie Mauresmo 6-2, 6-0 for the WTA Tour Championship at the Staples Center, Los Angeles

Music History

2003-12-05 Mexican singer Thalia the "Queen of Latin Pop" is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles

  • 2004-02-15 53rd NBA All-Star Game, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA: West beats East, 136-132; MVP: Shaquille O'Neal, LA Lakers, C
  • 2004-06-15 NBA Finals: Detroit Pistons beat Los Angeles Lakers, 100-87 in Game 5 to complete one of the greatest upsets in NBA history; MVP: Chauncey Billups

Sports History

2004-11-15 Maria Sharapova becomes the first Russian to win the tennis season-ending WTA Tour Championship; beats American Serena Williams 4–6, 6–2, 6–4 at the Staples Center, Los Angeles

  • 2005-01-10 A mudslide occurs in La Conchita, California, killing 10 people, injuring many more and closing the Highway 101, the main coastal corridor between San Francisco and Los Angeles, for 10 days.
  • 2005-01-26 Glendale train crash: Two trains derail killing 11 and injuring 200 in Glendale, California, near Los Angeles.

WrestleMania

2005-04-03 WrestleMania XXI, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA: Batista defeats Triple H; John Cena beats John "Bradshaw" Layfield

  • 2005-10-16 MLB American League Championship: Chicago White Sox beat Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 4 games to 1

Sports History

2005-11-13 French tennis star Amélie Mauresmo beats countrywoman Mary Pierce 5–7, 7–6, 6–4 for the season ending WTA Tour Championship at the Staples Center, Los Angeles

  • 2006-09-03 Los Angeles Sparks center Lisa Leslie wins the WNBA's Most Valuable Player award, joining Sheryl Swoopes as the league's only three-time winners
  • 2007-05-01 The Los Angeles May Day mêlée occurs, in which the Los Angeles Police Department's response to a May Day pro-immigration rally become a matter of controversy.
  • 2008-06-17 NBA Finals: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 131-92 in Game 6 for first title since 1986 and 17th overall; MVP: Paul Pierce
  • 2008-10-15 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 1

Film Premiere

2008-11-17 "Twilight", based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, premieres in Los Angeles

  • 2009-06-14 NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers beat Orlando Magic, 99-86 in Game 5 for franchise's 15th NBA championship; MVP: Kobe Bryant
  • 2009-06-25 NBA Draft: Oklahoma power forward Blake Griffin first pick by Los Angeles Clippers

Historic Event

2009-10-02 "Stan Lee Day" declared by County of Los Angeles and the City of Long Beach

  • 2009-10-21 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 1
  • 2009-10-25 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 4 games to 2

Film Premiere

2009-11-16 "The Twilight Saga: New Moon", based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by Chris Weitz, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, premieres in Los Angeles

  • 2010-04-02 Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant signs a three-year contract extension with the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers worth $87 million

Film Premiere

2010-04-26 "Iron Man 2", directed by Jon Favreau, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, premieres in Los Angeles

  • 2010-06-17 NBA Finals: Depending champion Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 83-79 in Game 7 for franchise's 16th NBA title; MVP: Kobe Bryant
  • 2010-06-24 "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse", based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by David Slade, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, premieres in Los Angeles
  • 2011-02-20 60th NBA All-Star Game, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA: West beats East, 148-143; MVP: Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers, F

Film Premiere

2011-07-19 "Captain America: The First Avenger", directed by Joe Johnston, starring Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell, premieres in Los Angeles

Film Premiere

2012-03-12 "The Hunger Games" directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence premieres in Los Angeles

  • 2012-04-11 "The Avengers", directed by Joss Whedon and starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner, premieres in Los Angeles
  • 2012-05-01 Guggenheim Partners make the largest ever purchase of a sports franchise after buying the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2.1 billion
  • 2012-06-11 Stanley Cup Final, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA : LA Kings defeat New Jersey Devils, 6-1 for 4-2 series win; first SC title in Kings' 45-year history

Sports History

2012-07-11 Future Basketball Hall of Fame guard Steve Nash is traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Los Angeles Lakers

  • 2013-10-18 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 2

Film Premiere

2013-12-02 "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug", 2nd film in the Hobbit series, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in Los Angeles

Film Premiere

2014-03-13 "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, premieres in Los Angeles

  • 2014-06-13 Stanley Cup Final, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA: LA Kings edge New York Rangers, 3-2 in double OT for a 4-1 series win; second Championship in LA franchise history

Film Premiere

2014-07-21 "Guardians of the Galaxy", directed by James Gunn, starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, premieres in Hollywood, Los Angeles

  • 2015-04-13 "Avengers: Age of Ultron", directed by Joss Whedon, starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner, premieres in Los Angeles
  • 2015-12-01 After finishing the season with the largest payroll in MLB history at $298.3 million, the Los Angeles Dodgers are assigned the largest luxury tax bill ever, $43.7 million

Film Premiere

2015-12-14 "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" directed by J.J. Abrams and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Harrison Ford has its world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles

  • 2015-12-15 1,000 schools closed in Los Angeles after a email threat, supposedly from jihadists

Historic Event

2016-01-06 Governor of California Jerry Brown declares state of emergency over methane gas leak on outskirts of Los Angeles

  • 2016-06-23 Los Angeles court decision clears Led Zeppelin of stealing riff from "Stairway to Heaven" from band Spirit

Film Premiere

2016-11-14 "Moana" animated Disney film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker with voices by Auli'i Cravalho and The Rock premieres in Los Angeles

  • 2016-12-10 "Rogue One", 1st of the Star Wars Anthology films, directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Felicity Jones, premieres in Los Angeles
  • 2017-01-23 Most expensive house in the US worth $250 million goes on the market in Bel Air, Los Angeles
  • 2017-01-29 62nd NHL All Star Games, Staples Centre, Los Angeles, CA: Metropolitan All Stars win four team 3-on-3 tournament; MVP: Wayne Simmonds, Philadelphia Flyers, RW

Film Premiere

2017-05-25 "Wonder Woman" directed by Patty Jenkins, starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine premieres in Los Angeles - 1st superhero film directed by a woman

  • 2017-06-28 Wilshire Grand Center becomes the tallest building in Los Angeles and in the US west of the Mississippi at 1,100 ft

Film Premiere

2017-06-28 "Spider-man: Homecoming" directed by Jon Watts starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr. premieres in Los Angeles

  • 2017-07-26 3 live king cobras reported found inside potato chip cans by customs officials in Los Angeles
  • 2017-09-03 Governor of California Jerry Brown issues state of emergency due to La Tuna brush fire near Los Angeles
  • 2017-09-13 International Olympic Committee announces Paris (2024) and Los Angeles (2028) will host the Olympic games

Film Premiere

2017-10-10 "Thor: Ragnarok" directed by Taika Waititi, starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Cate Blanchett premieres in Los Angeles, California

  • 2017-12-06 Skirball wildfire near Los Angeles closes the Interstate 405 as thousands forced to evacuate

Film Premiere

2017-12-09 "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" directed by Rian Johnson, starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Adam Driver premieres in Los Angeles

Film Premiere

2018-01-29 Marvel film "Black Panther" directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman premieres in Los Angeles

  • 2018-02-07 "The Los Angeles Times" is bought by LA doctor Patrick Soon-Shiong from Tronc for $500 million

NBA All-Star Game

2018-02-18 NBA All Star Game, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA: Team LeBron beats Team Curry, 148-145; MVP: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, F

  • 2018-04-23 Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War" directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr and large ensemble cast premieres in Los Angeles

Film & TV History

2018-06-10 Actor Vince Vaughn arrested for drunk driving and resisting arrest near Los Angeles

Music History

2018-07-24 Singer Demi Lovato is hospitalized after a drug overdose in Los Angeles

Film Premiere

2018-08-07 "Crazy Rich Asians" first Hollywood film with all-Asian cast, starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding and Michelle Yeoh premieres in Los Angeles

  • 2018-11-01 20 year old Russian Evgeni Malkin scores in the 1st period to become the first NHL player in 89 years with goals in his first 6 games as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Kings, 4-3 in Los Angeles
  • 2018-11-15 LeBron James passes Wilt Chamberlain for 5th on the NBA's career scoring list with 44 points for the LA Lakers in 126-117 victory over Portland Trail Blazers at the Staples Center, Los Angeles

Sports History

2018-11-19 Rams beat Kansas City Chiefs, 54-51 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum; 3rd-highest scoring game in NFL history; first time 2 teams score 50 points in same game; Patrick Mahomes' 6 TD passes for KC most in "Monday Night Football" history

  • 2018-12-01 British boxer Tyson Fury dominates much of the fight but survives 2 knockdowns to force a split decision draw with defending WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder at the Staples Center, Los Angeles

Film & TV History

2019-02-27 Actor Luke Perry (52) suffers a stroke in Los Angeles

  • 2019-03-24 2-time American League MVP Mike Trout signs the biggest contract in North American sports history, a $426.5 million, 12-year extension with the Los Angeles Angels
  • 2019-03-31 Rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle fatally shot outside his clothing store in Los Angeles
  • 2019-04-15 Los Angeles Clippers overcome an NBA record 31-point deficit to score an improbable 135-131 Game 2 playoff victory over the Golden State Warriors in Oakland; shooting guard Lou Williams 36 points
  • 2019-04-22 Marvel film "Avengers: Endgame" directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and an ensemble cast, premieres in Los Angeles

Film & TV History

2019-05-02 The cast of "The Big Bang Theory" are the first TV actors to be immortalized in cement outside Hollywood's Chinese theater in Los Angeles

Music History

2019-06-11 "The New York Times" reveals an estimated 500,000 song titles, including masters of Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald, lost in 2008 warehouse fire on Universal backlot in Los Angeles

  • 2019-08-06 A quarter of humanity is running out of water with 17 countries under extreme water stress including Cape Town, Los Angeles and Bangalore, according to report by the World Resources Institute

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 841

  • 1939-09-12 Henry Waxman, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939-11-02 Howard Wolpe, American politician (Rep-D-MI, 1979-93), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939-12-01 Dianne Lennon, American singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940-01-27 James Cromwell, American actor (Babe, The Green Mile), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940-03-10 Dean Torrence, American surf music singer (Jan & Dean - "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940-04-04 Sharon Sheeley, American songwriter (Somethin' Else), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2002)
  • 1940-06-14 Ben Davidson, American actor (Rhino-Ball Four, Code R) and football player, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1940-06-14 Jack Bannon, American actor (Art in Lou Grant, Trauma Center), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • 1940-07-05 Arthur Blythe, American jazz saxophonist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • 1940-07-18 James Brolin, American actor (Dr Kiley-Marcus Welby, Peter-Hotel), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940-08-06 Louise Sorel, actress (BS I Love You, Crimes of Passion), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940-08-19 Jill St John [Oppenheim], actress (Diamonds are Forever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940-09-13 Gene Page, American arranger and composer (Righteous Brothers; Marvin Gaye), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • 1940-12-31 Tim Considine, American actor (Spin & Marty; My Three Sons, 1960-65 - "Mike"), and photographer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2022)
  • 1941-01-04 Maureen Reagan, 1st daughter of Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-02-05 Stephen J. Cannell, American TV producer (The Rockford Files, The A-Team, 21 Jump Street) and writer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2010)
  • 1941-02-06 Gigi Perreau, American actress (Journey to Center of Time), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-03-15 Mike Love, American vocalist (Beach Boys - "Fun, Fun, Fun"; "California Girls"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-04-03 Jan Berry, American rock and roll vocalist (Jan and Dean - "Surf City"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1941-04-08 Peggy Lennon, American singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-04-15 Howard Berman, American attorney and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-04-20 Ryan O'Neal, American actor (Love Story, Paper Moon), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-04-30 Joseph "Coke" Escovedo, Mexican-American percussionist (Santana; Malo; Azteca), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1986)
  • 1941-05-12 Anthony Newman, American harpsichordist and organist (Bhajeb), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-05-22 Paul Winfield, American actor (Star Trek II, Huckleberry Finn, Mars Attack), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1941-06-12 Lucille Roybal-Allard, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-06-13 Marcel Lachemann, American MLB manager and pitching coach (Oakland Athletics), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-07-24 Barbara Love, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-07-26 Darlene Love [Wright], American singer ("He's a Rebel"; "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-08-14 David Crosby, rocker (Crosby, Stills & Nash - "Guinnevere"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-09-08 Donald "Dante" Drowty, American singer (The Evergreens), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-09-21 Tony Moon, American doo-wop singer, arranger, guitarist (Dante & the Evergreens - "Alley Oop"), producer, and songwriter ("Soldier of Love"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-10-11 Charles Shyer, American film director (Private Benjamin), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-11-20 Gary Karr, American double-bassist (Oslo Philharmonic), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-12-09 Beau Bridges, American actor (Hotel New Hampshire, 5th Musketeer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-01-08 Yvette Mimieux, American actress (Time Machine; Where the Boys Are; Light in the Piazza), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2022)
  • 1942-06-01 Tom Mankiewicz, screenwriter (Diamonds are Forever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-06-24 Michele Lee, American stage and screen actress, and singer (Knots Landing - "Karen; Seesaw; The Love Bug), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-08-24 Joe Chambers, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Chambers Brothers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-08-29 James Glennon, American cinematographer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • 1942-09-26 Kent McCord, American actor (Officer Jim Reed- "Adam 12"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-10-13 Jerry Jones, American businessman and owner of the Dallas Cowboys(1989-present), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-10-27 Lee Greenwood, American country singer ("God Bless the USA"; "I Don't Mind the Thorns (If You're the Rose)"), born in South Gate, California
  • 1942-11-09 Richard Greene, American violinist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-11-20 Bob Einstein, American comedian (Officer Judy, Super Dave Osborne), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2019)
  • 1943-01-17 (Ezekiel Christopher) "Chris" Montez, American rock guitarist and singer ("Let's Dance"; "Call Me"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-02-26 Paul Cotton, American rocker (Poco), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-03-10 Angelique Pettyjohn, [Dorothy Lee Perrins], American actress (Clambake; Repo Man), and burlesque queen, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1992)
  • 1943-05-12 Linda Dano, American actress (Felicia Gallant-Another World), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-05-13 Eve Babitz, American artist and author (Eve's Hollywood; Slow Days, Fast Company; I Used To Be Charming), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2021)
  • 1943-05-28 Dennis Riley, American composer (Masques (for wind quintet)), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1999)
  • 1943-05-31 Sharon Gless, American actress (Chris Cagney-Cagney & Lacey), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-06-07 Mel Levine, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1983-93), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-06-15 Aron Kincaid, actor (Warren-Bachelor Father, Ski Party), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-08-23 Bobby Diamond, American actor (Duncan Gillis-Dobie Gillis), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-09-24 Lee Aaker, American actor (Rusty-Rin Tin Tin), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-09-25 John Locke, American rock keyboardist (Spirit - "I Got A Line On You"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • 1943-12-07 Bernard C. Parks, American politician and Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1943-12-10 Jessica Cleaves, American singer and songwriter (The Friends of Distinction), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)
  • 1943-12-23 Harry Shearer, American screenwriter, actor (SNL, 1975-85; The Simpsons; This Is Spinal Tap), radio host (Le Show), and musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-02-02 Katherine Crawford, actress (Gemini Man, Captains & Kings), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-02-22 Robert Kardashian, American lawyer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • 1944-03-05 Paul Sands, comedian and actor (SCTV, Story Theater, St Elsewhere), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-04-05 Nicholas Caldwell, American R&B singer (Whispers - "And The Beat Goes On"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1944-08-13 Kevin Tighe, American actor (Newsie, Another 48 Hours, K-9), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-08-16 Russ Titelman, American record producer and songwriter, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-09-01 Leonard Slatkin, American conductor (St. Louis Symphony, 1979-96; Detroit Symphony, 2008-19), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-09-04 Jennifer Salt, American actress (Sisters, Soap, Wedding Party), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-09-05 Rod Arrants, American actor (Vamping, Ape, Young & Restless), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-09-06 Linda Kaye Henning, American actress (Betty Joe-Petticoat Junction), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-11-17 (Harold Eugene) Gene Clark, American singer-songwriter (The Byrds - "Eight Miles High"), born in Tipton, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • 1944-11-30 Rob Grill, American rock bassist/vocalist (Grass Roots), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-12-21 Michael Tilson Thomas, American conductor (San Francisco Symphony, 1995-2020), and composer (Shówa/Shoáh), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-02-12 Cliff De Young, actor (F/X, Hunger, Shock Treatment), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-02-16 Pete Christlieb, American jazz bebop and session saxophonist (Steely Dan - "Deacon Blues; "FM"; Natalie Cole; Quincy Jones; Tom Scott; Tom Waits - "Nighthawks at the Diner"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-03-08 Micky Dolenz, American singer (The Monkees - "I'm A Believer"), and actor (Circus Boy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-05-06 Richard Eyers, American actor (My Friend Irma, Stagecoach West), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-05-06 Victoria Bond, American conductor and composer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-06-19 Tim Hovey, actor (Queen Bee, Toy Tiger, Man Afraid), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-07-06 Burt Ward, American actor (Robin-Batman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-07-15 Peter Lewis, rock guitarist/vocalist (Moby Grape), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-11-24 Lee Michaels, American rocker ("Do You Know What I Mean"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-12-08 Donna Michelle, American actress (Beach Blanket Bingo) and Playboy playmate (Dec, 1963), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)

Diane Keaton

1946-01-05 Diane Keaton, American actress (Annie Hall, Little Drummer Girl), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1946-01-08 Robby Krieger, American guitarist (The Doors - "Light My Fire"; "Hello, I Love You"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-02-01 Bart Braverman, American actor (Bobby-Vega$, Roy-New Odd Couple), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-03-26 Johnny Crawford, American actor (The Mickey Mouse Club; The Rifleman - "Mark"), singer ("Sandy"), and bandleader (JCO), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2021)
  • 1946-06-15 Judy Pace, actress (Young Lawyers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-07-03 Michael Shea, American sci-fi author (World Fantasy Award: Nifft the Lean, Growlimb), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)
  • 1946-07-04 Michael Milken, American financier and partner (Intl Capital Access Group), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-07-13 (Richard) "Cheech" Marin, Chicano-American comedian (Cheech & Chong), actor (The Golden Palace; Nash Bridges), and art collector, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-07-25 John Gibson, American media host (The John Gibson Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-07-27 Gwynne Gilford, American actress (Linda Harris-Waverly Wonders), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-08-14 Susan Saint James, American actress (Kate & Allie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-08-25 Larry LaRocco, American politician (Rep-D-Idaho), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-09-07 Willie Crawford, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1946-10-17 James Ray "Jim" Tucker, American rock guitarist (Turtles - "Happy Together"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-12-08 John Rubinstein, American stage and screen actor, and singer (Pippin; Family: Grumpy Old Men (The Musical)), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-02-05 David Ladd, American actor (Raymie, Catlow, Misty, Deathline), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-04-15 Diane "DeDe" Lind, American glamour model and Playboy playmate (Aug, 1967), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths