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 channel 30 in San Bernardino/Glenda, California (IND) begins
  • 2015-12-02 Attack on a social services centre in San Bernardino, California kills 14 and wounds 17

Historic Event

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

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

Famous Birthdays

Walter 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)

  • 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 White Sox; World Series NY Yankees 1978), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 2000)

Gene Hackman

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

Dave Stockton

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

  • 1959-10-12 Anna Escobedo Cabral, 42nd Treasurer of the United States, born in San Bernardino, California
  • 1965-12-13 Stacy Sunny, female pro baseball infielder (Colorado 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