Pasadena, CA in History

Historical Events

  • 1890-01-01 The Rose Parade, then known as the Tournament of Roses, is first held in Pasadena, California
  • 1902-01-01 1st Rose Bowl, Tournament Park, Pasadena, California: Michigan beats Stanford, 49-0; MVP: Neil Snow, Michigan, FB
  • 1948-01-01 1st color newsreel filmed (Pasadena, California)
  • 1976-08-07 Scientists in Pasadena, California, announce Viking I found strongest indications to date of possible life on Mars

Sport awardSuper Bowl

1977-01-09 Super Bowl XI, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: Oakland Raiders beat Minnesota Vikings, 32-14; MVP: Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland, WR

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • 1980-01-20 Super Bowl XIV, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: Pittsburgh Steelers beat LA Rams, 31-19; MVP: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, QB
  • 1983-01-30 Super Bowl XVII, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: Washington Redskins beat Miami Dolphins, 27-17; MVP: John Riggins, Washington, RB

Sport awardSuper Bowl

1987-01-25 Super Bowl XXI, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: NY Giants beat Denver Broncos, 39-20; MVP: Phil Simms, NY Giants, QB

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 1993-01-31 Super Bowl XXVII, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 52-17; MVP: Troy Aikman, Dallas, QB
  • 1994-07-03 FIFA World Cup: In a huge upset Romania eliminates Argentina 3-2 from the round of 16 at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
  • 1994-07-17 FIFA World Cup Final, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: Brazil beats Italy 3-2 on penalties; 0-0 after extra time
  • 1998-10-01 LA's Mauricio Cienfuegos and Martin Machon equal the MLS playoff record of 3 assists each as the Galaxy roll to a 6-1 win over the Dallas Burn at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
  • 1999-07-10 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: US beats China, 5-4 on penalties; 0-0 a.e.t; US second World Cup

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestVictor Fleming

1889-02-23 Victor Fleming, American film director (The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind), born in Pasadena, California (d. 1949)

Director Victor Fleming
Director
Victor Fleming
  • 1905-11-05 Joel McCrea, American actor (Foreign Correspondent, Sullivan's Travels), born in South Pasadena, California (d. 1990)
  • 1912-08-15 Julia Child, American chef, author and television personality (The French Chef), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2004)
  • 1921-10-19 George Nader, American actor (Robot Monster, Away All Boats), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2002)
  • 1924-03-22 Paul Fussell, Pasadena, California, historian (The Great War and Modern Memory), (d. 2012)
  • 1930-11-30 William H Dana, test pilot (X-15), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1931-04-11 Johnny Sheffield, American actor (Boy-Tarzan Finds a Son), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2010)
  • 1937-02-27 Barbara Babcock, American actress (Dr Quinn, Dallas, Hill St Blues), born in Fort Riley, Kansas
  • 1938-09-29 Mike McCormick, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1960–1961²; NL Cy Young Award 1967; NL wins leader 1967; NL ERA leader 1960; SF Giants), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2020)
  • 1941-07-22 Susie Berning, American golfer (US Women's Open 1968, 72-73, Western Open 1965), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1942-08-27 Daryl Dragon, American keyboardist (Captain & Tennille), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1943-01-13 Richard Moll, American actor (Night Court, House, Dungeonmaster, Survivor), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1945-07-20 Kim Carnes, rock vocalist (Bette Davis Eyes), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1946-05-30 Candy Lightner, American political activist/founder (MADD), born in Pasadena, California

Person of interestSally Field

1946-11-06 Sally Field, American actress (Forrest Gump, Gidget, Flying Nun), born in Pasadena, California

Actress Sally Field
Actress
Sally Field
  • 1946-12-14 Stan Smith, American tennis player (US Open 1971, Wimbledon 1972), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1947-06-21 Meredith Baxter-Birney, American actress (Family Ties, Bridget Loves Bernie), born in South Pasadena, California
  • 1950-12-13 Heather North, American actress (Barefoot Executive), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1951-07-12 Jamey Sheridan, American actor (Another World), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1951-10-30 Harry Hamlin, American actor (Michael Kuzak-LA Law), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1952-09-27 Del Russel, actor (Richard-Arnie), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1952-11-02 Kate Linder, American actress (Esther Valentine--Young & Restless), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1953-05-17 Kathleen Sullivan, American newscaster (ABC-TV, CBS Morning Show), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1954-08-02 James Charles Kopp, American citizen who murdered Barnett Slepian, born in Pasadena, California
  • 1954-11-20 Steve Dahl, American radio host, Chicago's anti-disco DJ (WLS-FM), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1959-04-16 Anne Kursinski, American equestrian show jumper (Olympic silver 1996), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1960-01-30 Tony O'Dell, American actor (Alan Pinkard-Head of the Class), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1960-03-13 Joe Ranft, American screenwriter and animator (Toy Story, Cars), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2005)
  • 1961-03-07 Mary Beth Evans, American actress (Katherine-General Hospital), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1967-07-05 Tim Worrell, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1968-08-01 Stacey Augmon, American NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers, Hawks), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1969-05-09 Carla Overbeck, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1969-09-23 Jeff Cirillo, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1969-10-02 Marcus Robertson, American NFL defensive back, administrator and coach (All Pro 1993, 97; Houston Oilers, Tennessee Titans), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1970-05-07 Mark Smith, American outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1970-06-28 Mike White, American filmmaker and actor, born in Pasadena, California
  • 1970-12-17 DJ Homicide [Craig Anthony bullock], American DJ (Sugar Ray), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1973-03-24 Josh Lakatos, trap shooter (Olympic silver 1996), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1973-04-20 Lamond Murray, American basketball forward (LA Clippers), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1974-07-16 Chris Pontius, American actor and Jackass cast member, born in Pasadena, California
  • 1974-11-12 Tamala Jones, American actress, born in Pasadena, California
  • 1980-07-04 Max Elliott Slade, American film actor, born in Pasadena, California
  • 1982-02-11 Kate Mulleavy, American fashion designer (Rodarte), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1982-02-13 Lanisha Cole, US model, born in Pasadena, California
  • 1982-10-08 Mo Martin, American golfer (Women's British Open 2014), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1988-07-17 Summer Bishil, American actress, born in Pasadena, California
  • 1995-05-10 Missy Franklin, American swimmer (5 Olympic gold 2012, 16), born in Pasadena, California

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1924-02-26 Astronomer Edwin Hubble (34) weds Grace Burke in Pasadena, California

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Astronomer
Edwin Hubble

LoveWedding of Interest

1997-11-15 TV host and actor William Shatner (66) weds former Ford model Nerine Kidd (38) in Pasadena, California

  • 2005-11-19 "KISS" lead singer Paul Stanley (53) weds Erin Sutton at The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, California
  • 2006-06-24 "The Desperate Housewives" actress Marcia Cross (44) weds stockbroker Tom Mahoney (48) at Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Parish in Pasadena, California
  • 2008-07-12 Black Eyed Peas rapper Taboo (32) weds fashion publicist Jaymie Dizon (29) at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Pasadena, California
  • 2008-11-01 Actress Marisa Coughlan (34) weds Stephen Wallack at a private estate in Pasadena, California
  • 2009-09-26 "Half and Half" actress Essence Atkins (37) weds football free safety Jaime Mendez (38) at Ambassador Mansion and Gardens in Pasadena, California
  • 2012-12-01 "The Bachelorette" reality star Ashley Hebert weds J.P. Rosenbaum at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California
  • 2016-08-20 Stand-up comedian Chris Hardwick (31) weds actress Lydia Hearst (44) in Pasadena, California