San Bernardino in History

Historical Events

  • 1940-05-15 Richard and Maurice McDonald open the 1st McDonald's 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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


Person of interestWalter Knott

1889-12-11 Walter Knott, American farmer who created the Knott's Berry Farm amusement park in California and introduced the boysenberry to America, born in San Bernardino, California (d. 1981)

Farmer and Creator of Knott's Berry Farm Walter Knott
Farmer and Creator of Knott's Berry Farm
Walter Knott
  • 1891-09-07 Roscoe Karns, American actor (Capt Shafer-Hennesey), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 1970)
  • 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 Bob Lemon, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB All-Star 1948–54; World Series 1948; no-hitter 1948; Cleveland Indians) and manager (KC Royals, Chicago WS; World Series NY Yankees 1978), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 2000)

Person of interestGene Hackman

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

Person of interestDave Stockton

1941-11-02 Dave Stockton, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1970, 76), born in San Bernardino, California

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • 1959-10-12 Anna Escobedo Cabral, 42nd Treasurer of the United States, born in San Bernardino, California
  • 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 1996), born in San Bernardino, California
  • 1970-12-31 Bryon Russell, American NBA forward (Utah Jazz), born in San Bernardino, California
  • 1972-01-08 Brandie Burton, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1993, 98), born in San Bernardino, California
  • 1978-07-17 Mike Hettinga, American professional wrestler, born in San Bernardino, California
  • 1991-11-15 Shailene Woodley, American Actress (The Fault in Our Stars), born in San Bernardino County, California