San Bernardino in History

Historical Events

  • 1940-05-15 McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California
  • 1962-09-11 KVCR TV channel 24 in San Bernardino, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1969-10-12 KHOF (now KAGL) TV ch 30 in San Bernardino/Glenda, CA (IND) begins
  • 2015-12-02 Attack on a social services centre in San Bernardino, California kills 14 and wounds 17

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2016-02-17 Chief executive Tim Cook confirms Apple will contest an FBI order to unlock the phone of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook

CEO of Apple Tim Cook
CEO of Apple
Tim Cook
  • 2016-08-16 Wildfire breaks out in San Bernardino County, California, engulfing 15,000 acres, prompting evacuation of 82,000 people

Famous Birthdays

  • 1897-10-28 Edith Head, Hollywood costume designer (8 Oscars), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 1981)
  • 1914-02-13 George Kleinsinger, American composer (Tubby the Tuba), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 1982)
  • 1920-09-22 Robert Granville "Bob" Lemon, American MLB pitcher (Cleveland Indians)/manager (NY Yankees, 1978), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 2000)

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1930-01-30 Gene Hackman, actor (Bonnie & Clyde, Under Fire, The French Connection), born in San Bernardino California

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1941-11-02 Dave Stockton, American golfer and two-time PGA Champion (1970, 1976), born in San Bernardino, California

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • 1965-12-13 Stacy Sunny, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in San Bernardino, California
  • 1966-11-10 Kyle Kopp, water polo 2m offense (Olympics-96), born in San Bernardino, California
  • 1972-01-08 Brandie Burton, LPGA golfer (1993 du Maurier Ltd), born in San Bernardino, California
  • 1991-11-15 Shailene Woodley, American Actress (The Fault in Our Stars), born in San Bernardino County, California