Los Angeles in History (Part 4)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 841

  • 1947-04-19 Mark Volman, American rock and roll musician and songwriter (The Turtles - "Happy Together"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-04-28 Steve Khan [Cahn], American jazz guitarist (Christmas Waltz), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-07-14 Nick Benedict, American actor (Pistol-Birth of a Legend), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-07-22 Albert Brooks, comedian (Broadcast News, Lost in America), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-08-01 Rick Coonce, American rock drummer (Grass Roots), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2011)
  • 1947-08-01 Dennis Zine, American politician (Member of the Los Angeles City Council from the 3rd district), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-08-24 Anne Archer, American actress (Fatal Attraction, Patriot Games), born in Los Angeles, California

Sylvester James Jr.

1947-09-06 Sylvester James Jr., American singer-songwriter ("Do Ya Wanna Funk"), born in Watts, Los Angeles, California (d. 1988)

  • 1947-09-19 Steve Bartlett, American politician (56th Mayor of Dallas), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-12-14 Christopher Parkening, American classical guitarist (transcribed sacred music), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1948-02-07 Jimmy Greenspoon, American session and touring rock organist (Three Dog Night - "Joy to the World"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1948-02-11 Susan Bernard, American author, actress (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!) Playboy playmate (Dec, 1966), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1948-04-29 Reb Brown, American actor (Cage, Yor, Capt America, Fast Break), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1948-05-19 Tom Scott, American saxophonist and composer (L.A. Express; The Blues Brothers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1948-10-02 Leslie Frankenheimer, American film set designer (4 Emmy Awards), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • 1948-12-11 Elizabeth Baur, American actress (Fran-Ironside, Teresa-Lancer), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • 1949-03-28 Ronnie Ray Smith, American athlete, 4 X 100m relay runner (Olympic gold 1968), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • 1949-04-19 Larry Walters, American "lawn chair" pilot, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1993)
  • 1949-06-14 Harry Turtledove, American author (The Guns of the South), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949-06-22 Lindsay Wagner, American actress (Bionic Woman, Paper Chase, Nighthawks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949-07-24 Michael Richards, American comedian (Fridays, Kramer-Seinfeld), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949-07-29 Leslie Easterbrook, American actress (The Devil's Rejects, Police Academy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949-09-16 Ed Begley Jr, American actor (Eating Raoul, St Elsewhere, Parenthood), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949-09-25 Anson Williams, American actor (Potsie-Happy Days), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949-09-26 Jane Smiley, American novelist (Pulitzer 1991-A Thousand Acres), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949-10-03 Dan Goossen, American boxing promoter (Michael Nunn, Terry Norris, James Toney), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)
  • 1949-11-01 Jeannie Berlin, American actress (Heartbreak Kid, Portnoy's Complaint), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949-11-07 Steven Stucky, American composer (Los Angeles Philharmonic, 1988-2009), born in Hutchinson, Kansas (d. 2016)

Jeff Bridges

1949-12-04 Jeff Bridges, American actor (Stay Hungry, Against All Odds), born in Los Angeles, California

Natalie Cole

1950-02-06 Natalie Cole, American pop vocalist ('Pink Cadillac"; "Miss You Like Crazy"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)

  • 1950-03-27 Vic Harris, American MLB player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950-05-04 Hilly Hicks, American actor (Roll Out, Roots), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950-05-09 James A Butts, American triple jumper (Olympic silver 1976), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950-06-03 Melissa Mathison, American screenwriter (E.T.), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1950-07-03 James Hahn, American politician and incumbent judge on the Los Angeles County Superior Court, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950-07-05 Michael Monarch, American rock guitarist (Steppenwolf), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950-08-02 Lance Ito, American judge (O.J. Simpson trial), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950-08-05 Holly Palance, actress (Thorn Birds, Ripley's Believe It), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950-08-24 Tim White, American paleoanthropologist best known for leading the team which discovered Ardi, the type specimen of Ardipithecus ramidus, a 4.4 million-year-old likely human ancestor, born in Los Angeles County, California
  • 1950-09-07 Julie Kavner, American actress and voice artist (Brenda-Rhoda, Marge-Simpsons), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950-10-04 Meg Bennett, actress (Young & Restless), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950-10-09 Brian Downing, American baseball player (California Angels), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950-10-11 Catlin Adams, American actress (Ms Loomis-Square Pegs), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-01-08 Paul Dresher, American composer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-02-16 William Katt, American actor (Greatest American Hero, Carrie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-02-20 Edward Albert, American actor (Falcon Crest - "Jeff"; Butterflies are Free), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-02-20 Randy California [Wolfe], American guitarist (Spirit - "I Got A Line On You"; "Taurus"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1997)

Sally Ride

1951-05-26 Sally Ride, American astronaut (first American woman to go to space), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)

  • 1951-07-04 Ralph Johnson, American rock drummer (Earth Wind & Fire - "Shining Star"), born in Los Angeles, California

Anjelica Huston

1951-07-08 Anjelica Huston, American actress (Prizzi's Honor, The Addams Family), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1951-07-12 Brian Grazer, American film producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-07-17 Lucie Arnaz, American actress (Here's Lucy - "Kim": The Jazz Singer), and singer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-07-22 Tisa Farrow, actress (Zombie, Fingers, Grim Reaper), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-08-01 Robin Heifetz, American composer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-09-25 Robert "Bob" McAdoo, American former NBA player (Buffalo Braves) and assistant coach (Miami Heat), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1951-09-28 Christian Marlowe, actor (Bram-Highcliffe Manor), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-10-02 Romina Power, American actress (Justine), Euro-pop singer, and daughter of Tyrone Power and Mexican actress Linda Christian, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-10-03 Keb' Mo' [Kevin Roosevelt Moore], American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-10-12 Ed Royce, American politician (Rep-R-California), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-12-05 Morgan Brittany [Suzanne Cupito], American actress (Katherine-Dallas), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952-01-11 Lee Ritenour, American jazz-fusion guitarist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952-01-12 Walter Mosley, American novelist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952-03-02 Laraine Newman, comedienne/actress (Saturday Night Live), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952-03-04 Ronn Moss, actor (Ridge-Bold & Beautiful, Santa Barbara), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952-04-27 Larry Elder, American political commentator, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952-07-14 Jerry Houser, American actor (Slapshot, Summer of '42, Class of '44), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952-08-04 Kristoffer Tabori [Siegel], actor (Rappaccini's Daughter), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952-08-13 Herb Ritts, American fashion photographer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2002)
  • 1952-08-23 Dalton Reed, American soul singer, born in Lafayette, Louisiana (d. 1994)

Larry Fink

1952-11-02 Larry Fink [Laurence Douglas Fink], American chairman and CEO of BlackRock, born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1953-01-19 Desi Arnaz Jr., American actor (Here's Lucy - "Craig"; Fakeout; Joyride), and musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953-01-23 Antonio Villaraigosa [Villar], Hispanic-American politician (Mayor of Los Angeles, 2005-13; California Assemblyman, 1994-2000), born in East Los Angeles, California
  • 1953-03-04 Kay Lenz, American actress (Moving Violations, Rich Man Poor Man), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953-03-13 Deborah Raffin, actress (Ransom, Demon, 40 Carats), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953-05-11 David Gest, American television producer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1953-05-16 Richard Page, American singer and bassist (Mr Mister- "Broken Wings"; "Kyrie"), born in Keokuk, Iowa
  • 1953-05-17 George Johnson, rocker (Brothers Johnson), born in Los Angeles, California

Danny Elfman

1953-05-29 Danny Elfman, American singer-songwriter (Oingo Boingo - "Weird Science"), and Emmy and Grammy Award-winning composer (The Simspons Theme; Good Will Hunting; Tim Burton films), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1953-06-29 Don Dokken, American heavy metal singer (Dokken - "Alone Again"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953-08-14 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic; Apollo 13; Avatar), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1953-09-13 Taryn Power, American actress (Maria); youngest daughter of Tyrone Power Mexican actress Linda Christian, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2020)
  • 1953-09-27 Heather Watts, American ballerina (Dancing on My Grave), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953-11-30 (Johnny) "Shuggie" Otis [Veliotes], American rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist ("Strawberry Letter 23"; "Inspiration Information"), born in Los Angeles California
  • 1953-12-17 Barry Livingston, American actor (My Three Sons -"Ernie"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-01-13 Vicki McCarty, American author (Girlfriend's Guide to) Playboy playmate (Sep, 1979), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-01-19 Katey Sagal, American actress & singer-songwriter (Married With Children - "Peg"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-01-22 Chris Lemmon, American actor (Brothers & Sisters, Duet) [or Jun 22], born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-03-09 Charmain Elaine Sylvers, American rocker (The Sylvers), born in Watts, Los Angeles
  • 1954-03-24 Robert Carradine, actor (Slim-The Cowboys, Wavelength), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-04-01 Jeff Porcaro, American drummer (Toto - "Rosanna"; "Africa"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1992)
  • 1954-06-22 Chris Lemmon, American actor (Wishmaster, Duet), born in Los Angeles, California [or Jan 22]
  • 1954-06-25 David Paich, American rock keyboardist (Toto - "Rosanna"; "Africa"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-08-21 Steve Smith, American rock drummer (Journey), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-09-06 Patrick O'Hearn, American rock bassist (Missing Persons), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-09-30 Patrice Rushen, jazz and R&B pianist and singer and songwriter ("Forget Me Nots"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-11-03 Kevin P Chilton, American General, test pilot and NASA astronaut (STS 49, 59, 76), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955-01-12 Rockne S. O'Bannon, American screenwriter, born in Los Angeles, California

Kevin Costner

1955-01-18 Kevin Costner, American actor (Fandango, Silverado, Bull Durham), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1955-01-18 Mable Fergerson, American 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1972), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955-01-19 Paul Rodriguez, Mexican-born actor & comedian, born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths