San Francisco in History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 418


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1579-07-26 Francis Drake leaves San Francisco to cross Pacific Ocean

Vice Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake
Vice Admiral and Navigator
Francis Drake
  • 1659-12-08 Mexican border town Ciudad Juárez is founded by Fray García de San Francisco.
  • 1775-08-05 1st Spanish ship, San Carlos, enters San Francisco Bay
  • 1776-03-28 Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco
  • 1776-06-29 Mission Dolores founded at San Francisco Bay by Lieutenant José Joaquin Moraga and Francisco Palóu
  • 1776-09-17 The Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain.
  • 1792-11-14 Captain George Vancouver is first Englishman to enter San Francisco Bay
  • 1811-02-02 Russian settlers establish Ft Ross trading post, north of San Francisco
  • 1835-06-25 1st building constructed at Yerba Buena (now San Francisco)
  • 1846-07-09 Captain Montgomery claims Yerba Buena (San Francisco) for US
  • 1846-08-26 W A Bartlett appointed 1st US mayor of Yerba Buena (San Francisco)
  • 1847-01-09 1st San Francisco newspaper published (California Star)
  • 1847-01-30 Yerba Buena renamed San Francisco
  • 1847-11-28 Bologna: church of San Francisco dei Minori Conventuali initiated with premier of Rossini's Tantum ergo
  • 1848-01-09 1st commercial bank in San Francisco established
  • 1848-02-02 1st ship load of Chinese immigrants arrive in San Francisco
  • 1848-04-03 Thomas Douglas becomes 1st public teacher in San Francisco
  • 1848-12-26 1st gold seekers arrive in Panama en route to San Francisco
  • 1849-02-28 1st boat load of gold rush prospectors arrives in San Francisco from east coast
  • 1849-03-31 Colonel John W Geary arrives as 1st postmaster of San Francisco
  • 1849-06-22 Stephen C Massett opens concert at San Francisco courthouse using only piano in California
  • 1849-07-28 Memmon is first clipper to reach San Francisco, 120 days out of NY
  • 1850-04-01 San Francisco County government established
  • 1850-04-15 City of San Francisco incorporated
  • 1850-05-01 John Geary becomes 1st mayor of San Francisco
  • 1850-05-11 Work starts on 1st brick building in San Francisco
  • 1850-06-14 Third great fire of early San Francisco, starts in a bakery chimney
  • 1850-07-01 At least 626 ships lie at anchor around San Francisco Bay
  • 1850-09-17 Fourth great fire in San Francisco
  • 1850-11-06 Yerba Buena & Angel Islands (San Francisco Bay) reserved for military use
  • 1851-01-31 San Francisco Orphan's Asylum founded, 1st in California
  • 1851-05-03 Sixth major fire in San Francisco destroys 1500-2000 buildings
  • 1851-05-06 San Francisco Chamber of Commerce starts
  • 1851-06-09 San Francisco Committee of Vigilance forms (1st time)
  • 1851-06-22 Fire destroys part of San Francisco, including City Hall and Jenny Lind Theatre, city's seventh fire in 2 years
  • 1852-07-03 Congress authorizes US's 2nd mint (San Francisco, California)
  • 1852-08-01 San Francisco Methodists establish 1st black church, Zion Methodist
  • 1852-12-23 1st Chinese theater in US, Celestial John, opens in San Francisco
  • 1853-04-17 US Marine Hospital at Presidio, San Francisco forms
  • 1853-09-11 1st electric telegraph used - Merchant's Exchange, San Francisco to Pt Lobos, California
  • 1853-11-17 Street signs authorized at San Francisco intersections
  • 1854-01-05 Steamship San Francisco wrecked off US eastern seaboard, 300 die
  • 1854-05-27 Marine Telegraph from Fort Point to San Francisco completed
  • 1856-05-15 2nd San Francisco Vigilance Committee organized
  • 1857-04-29 US Army, Pacific Div HQ permanently forms at Presidio (San Francisco)
  • 1857-06-15 San Francisco Water Works organized
  • 1859-03-01 Present seal of San Francisco adopted (its 2nd)
  • 1859-04-12 Hibernia Savings & Loan Society of San Francisco incorporates

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1859-09-17 Joshua Abraham Norton, English-born resident of San Francisco, proclaims himself his Imperial Majesty Emperor Norton I, Emperor of the United States of America

Emperor of the USA Emperor Norton
Emperor of the USA
Emperor Norton
  • 1860-03-09 1st Japanese ambassador arrives in San Francisco en route to Washington
  • 1860-03-24 Clipper Andrew Jackson arrives in San Francisco, 89 days out of New York

  • 1860-04-14 1st Pony Express rider arrives in San Francisco from St Joseph, Missouri
  • 1860-05-06 San Francisco Olympic Club, 1st US athletic club forms
  • 1860-06-07 Workmen start laying track for Market Street Railroad, San Francisco
  • 1861-07-01 1st public schoolhouse opens at Washington and Mason St, San Francisco
  • 1861-07-03 Pony Express arrives in San Francisco with overland letters from NY
  • 1861-10-24 First US transcontinental telegram is sent (from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.)
  • 1861-10-25 Telegraph message sent from St Louis to San Francisco
  • 1862-09-04 North Beach & Mission Railway Company organized in San Francisco
  • 1863-09-01 Rail & ferry connection between San Francisco & Oakland inaugurated
  • 1863-10-15 Cliff House opens in San Francisco, 1st of many on the site
  • 1863-11-01 Fortifications built on Angel Island (San Francisco Bay) by troops
  • 1864-06-11 300' (90 m) of Meigg's Wharf, in San Francisco, washed away in storm
  • 1864-08-25 Combination rail & ferry service available from San Francisco to Alameda
  • 1865-01-16 San Francisco Dramatic Chronicle starts
  • 1865-04-24 Fire alarm & police telegraph system put into operation in San Francisco
  • 1865-09-24 James Cooke walks tightrope from Cliff House to Seal Rocks, San Francisco
  • 1866-05-04 Woodward's Gardens opens to the public in San Francisco
  • 1867-07-15 San Francisco Merchants' Exchange opens
  • 1867-07-21 City Gardens on Folsom in San Francisco opens
  • 1867-11-04 90 kegs of powder used to get rock from Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, for seawall
  • 1868-04-18 San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals formed
  • 1868-11-26 1st baseball game played in enclosed field in San Francisco, at 25th & Folsom
  • 1869-01-18 Elegant California Theater opens in San Francisco
  • 1869-04-18 1st international cricket match, held in San Francisco, won by California
  • 1869-08-23 1st carload of freight (boots & shoes) arrives in San Francisco, from Boston
  • 1869-09-06 1st westbound train arrives in San Francisco
  • 1871-01-31 Millions of birds fly over western San Francisco, darkening the sky
  • 1871-03-28 San Francisco Art Association holds open reception at 430 Pine
  • 1871-04-23 Blossom Rock in San Francisco Bay blown up
  • 1872-04-14 San Francisco organizes Bar Association
  • 1872-05-17 Bohemian Club incorporated in San Francisco
  • 1872-08-23 1st Japanese commercial ship visits San Francisco, carrying tea
  • 1873-02-20 University of California gets its first Medical School (UC/San Francisco)
  • 1873-05-23 Postal cards sold in San Francisco for 1st time
  • 1873-06-02 Construction begins on Clay St (San Francisco) for world's 1st cable railroad
  • 1873-07-04 Aquarium opens in Woodward Gardens, San Francisco
  • 1873-08-02 1st trial run of San Francisco cable car, Clay Street between Kearny and Jones
  • 1873-09-06 Regular Cable Car service begins on Clay Street, San Francisco
  • 1873-11-12 Bay District Race Track in San Francisco opens
  • 1875-06-05 Pacific Stock Exchange formally opens in San Francisco
  • 1875-10-05 Palace Hotel on Market Street opens in San Francisco
  • 1876-06-04 An express train called the Transcontinental Express arrives in San Francisco, California, via the First Transcontinental Railroad only 83 hours and 39 minutes after having left New York City.
  • 1876-07-04 1st public exhibition of electric light in San Francisco
  • 1876-09-06 Southern Pacific line from Los Angeles to San Francisco completed
  • 1877-08-02 San Francisco Public Library opens with 5,000 volumes
  • 1878-02-17 1st telephone exchange in San Francisco opens with 18 phones
  • 1880-07-19 San Francisco Public Library starts lending books
  • 1881-08-01 US Quarantine Station authorized for Angel Island, San Francisco Bay
  • 1882-04-10 Captain William Matson founds his shipping company (San Francisco & Hawaii)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 215

  • 1757-06-22 George Vancouver, surveyed Pacific coast from San Francisco to Vancouver Island
  • 1830-04-29 Adolph Sutro, German American engineer and politician, mayor of San Francisco, built Cliff House, born in Aachen, Prussia (d. 1898)
  • 1857-09-06 Zelia Nuttall, American archeologist and historian, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1933)
  • 1861-10-08 Theodore Roberts, American actor (Roaring Road, 10 Commandments), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1928)
  • 1862-02-07 Bernard Maybeck, US architect (Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco)

Person of interestWilliam Randolph Hearst

1863-04-29 William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper publisher (San Francisco Examiner, Seattle P-I), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1951)

Newspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst
Newspaper Publisher
William Randolph Hearst
  • 1869-08-23 James (Sunny Jim) Rolph, San Francisco mayor (1912-31), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1934)
  • 1870-10-22 Ivan Bunin, Russian poet/novelist (Gentleman from San Francisco-Nobel 1933)

Person of interestJoseph Erlanger

1874-01-05 Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist (shock therapy-Nobel 1944), born in San Francisco, California

Physiologist Joseph Erlanger
Physiologist
Joseph Erlanger

Person of interestRobert Frost

1874-03-26 Robert Frost, American poet (Mending Wall, Road Not Taken), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1963)

  • 1876-01-12 Jack London, American writer/socialist (Call of the Wild), born in San Francisco (d. 1916)
  • 1876-09-30 Katherine Griffith [Kiernan], American actress (Pollyanna, Fast Company), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1921)
  • 1877-05-26 Isadora Duncan, American free form/interpretative dancer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1927)
  • 1877-06-17 Russell Simpson, American actor (San Francisco, Abraham Lincoln), born in Danville, California (d. 1959)
  • 1879-12-12 Laura Hope Crews, American actress (Camille, Gone with the Wind), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1942)

Person of interestRube Goldberg

1883-07-04 Rube Goldberg, American cartoonist (who made the easy outrageously difficult) Pulitzer Prize 1948, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1970)

Cartoonist Rube Goldberg
Cartoonist
Rube Goldberg
  • 1888-05-31 Jack Holt, American golddigger and actor (Cat People, San Francisco, Brimstone), born in NYC, New York (d. 1951)
  • 1888-07-16 Percy Kilbride, American actor (Egg & I, Ma & Pa Kettle), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1964)
  • 1888-07-23 Gluyas Williams, cartoonist (Fellows Citizen), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1888-11-18 Frances Marion, American screenwriter and actress (Pollyanna), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1973)
  • 1889-02-04 Walter Catlett, American actor (Climax, Front Page, Tale of 2 Cities), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1960)
  • 1889-07-15 Marjorie Rambeau, American actress (Primrose Path, Torch Song), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1970)
  • 1890-01-10 Ernest Milton, US actor (Cat Girl, Fiddler's Three), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1890-07-25 Julian Rivero, US actor (Son of Oklahoma, Via Pony Express), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1890-07-26 Daniel J. Callaghan, US Admiral (Medal of Honor), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1942)
  • 1890-12-02 William Gaxton, American actor (Destry, Convoy), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1963)
  • 1893-03-03 Bill Nestell, American actor (Dangerous Venture, Buckskin Frontier), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1966)
  • 1894-02-10 Roy D'Arcy [Roy Giusti}, American actor (Warning Shadows, Revolt of Zombies), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1969)
  • 1894-03-26 Will Wright, American actor (Adam's Rib, Living Christ Story), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1962)
  • 1894-08-02 Hal Mohr [Harold Leon Mohr], American Cinematographer and husband of Evelyn Venable (Captain Blood), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1974)
  • 1894-08-03 Harry Heilmann, baseball hall of famer outfielder (Detroit), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1894-11-02 Bill Johnston, American tennis player (US Open 1915, 1919 Wimbledon 1923), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1946)
  • 1894-12-17 David Butler, director (April in Paris, Calamity Jane), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1895-05-15 Charles Lamont, director (Abbott & Costello Go to Mars), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1895-07-23 Aileen Pringle, American actress (Murder at Midnight), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • 1895-07-26 Gracie Allen, American comedian and actress (Burns & Allen), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1964)
  • 1896-03-12 Jesse "Lone Cat" Fuller, San Francisco Blues Great
  • 1896-10-01 Ted Healy [Ernest Lee Nash], American actor and comedian (Mad Love, San Francisco, Soup to Nuts), born in Kaufman, Texas (d. 1937)
  • 1897-02-19 Alma Rubens, American actress (Humoresque), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1931)
  • 1897-11-17 Frank Fay, American vaudeville comedian and actor (God's Gift to Women, Love Nest), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1961)
  • 1898-07-28 Lawrence Gray, American actor, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1970)
  • 1899-04-19 George O'Brien, American actor (Sunrise: A Song of Two Human), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1985)
  • 1900-08-23 Malvina Reynolds, American folk singer and songwriter (Morningtown Ride), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1978)
  • 1900-10-16 Lloyd Corrigan, American actor (Papa Dodger, The Manchurian Candidate), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1969)
  • 1901-04-04 Carmel Myers, American actress (Carmel Myers Show), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1980)

Person of interestAnsel Adams

1902-02-20 Ansel Adams, photographer (1966 ASMP Award), born in San Francisco, California

Photographer Ansel Adams
Photographer
Ansel Adams
  • 1902-08-11 Lloyd Nolan American, actor (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Peyton Place), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1985)
  • 1903-12-26 Elisha Cook Jr, American actor (Maltese Falcon, Shane, Magnum PI), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)
  • 1904-03-01 Paul Hartman, American actor (Petticoat Junction, Inherit the Wind), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1973)
  • 1904-05-03 John Breeden, American actor (Salute, Madame Racketeer, Joy Street), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1977)
  • 1904-05-06 Raymond Bailey, American actor (Vertigo, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Incredible Shrinking Man), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1980)
  • 1904-09-22 Ellen Church, American 1st female airline stewardess (United flight in 1930 from San Francisco to Cheyenne), born in Cresco, Iowa (d. 1965)
  • 1905-01-26 Charles Lane, American actor (Homer-Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • 1905-04-21 Edmund Gerald "Pat" Brown, American politician and Governor of California (D: 1959-67), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1996)
  • 1906-10-12 Joe Cronin, American baseball shortstop (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL Pres), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1984)
  • 1906-12-18 Kam Tong, Chinese American actor (Have Gun Will Travel, Across the Pacific, Flower Drum Song), born in San Francisco (d. 1969)
  • 1910-07-28 Bill Goodwin, announcer (Jolson Story, Burns & Allen), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1911-01-27 Benay Venuta [Benvenuta Rose Crooke], American actress, singer and dancer (Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)
  • 1911-06-13 Luis Alvarez, American physicist (subatomic particles, Nobel 1968), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1988)
  • 1912-03-22 Karl Malden [Mladen George Sekulovich], American actor (Streets of San Francisco, American Express, A Streetcar Named Desire), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • 1913-12-25 Tony Martin [Alvin Morris], American singer (It's a Blue World, To Each), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1915-06-25 Peter Lind Hayes, American comedian and singer (Peter Lind Hayes Show), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1998)
  • 1915-10-18 Victor Sen Yung [Cheung Young], American actor (Across the Pacific, Charlie Chan in Honolulu), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1980)
  • 1916-02-12 Joseph L Alioto, American politician (Mayor-San Francisco), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1998)
  • 1916-11-26 Bob Elliott, MLB player (Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Braves), born in San Francisco (d. 1966)

Person of interestShirley Jackson

1916-12-14 Shirley Jackson, writer (Road Through the Wall), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1965)

  • 1917-04-16 Barry Nelson, American actor, first actor to play James Bond, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • 1918-01-28 Vito Scotti [Scozarri], American actor (The Godfather, Flying Nun, Barefoot in the Park), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1996)
  • 1918-07-24 Ruggiero Ricci, composer/violinist (Paganini), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2012)
  • 1918-07-26 Marjorie Lord [Wollenberg], American actress (Make Room for Daddy, Sherlock Holmes in Washington), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2015)
  • 1919-11-18 Jocelyn Brando, American actress (The Big Heat, Ugly American, China Venture), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2005)
  • 1920-04-22 Hal March [Harold Mendelson], American comedian, actor and TV host ($64,000 Question, Outrage), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1970)
  • 1920-07-21 Isaac Stern, American-Ukrainian violinist (debut San Francisco Symphony), born in Kremenets, Ukraine, Soviet Union (d. 2001)
  • 1920-12-11 Eddy Firestone, American radio, television, and film actor (Mixed Doubles), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • 1921-07-29 Richard Egan, American actor (Empire, Redigo, Pollyanna), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1987)
  • 1921-12-01 Ralph Manza, American actor (Banacek, Mama Malone, Newhart), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2000)
  • 1922-07-22 Patricia Canning Todd, American tennis player, born in San Francisco (d. 2015)
  • 1925-07-25 Jerry Paris, director/actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1925-08-11 Robert Linn, American composer, born in San Francisco (d. 1999)
  • 1926-02-01 Stuart Whitman, American actor (Capt Apache, Ransom, Cimarron Strip), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestTony Bennett

1926-08-03 Tony Bennett, American singer (I Left My Heart in San Francisco), born in Queens, New York

Singer Tony Bennett
Singer
Tony Bennett
  • 1926-10-24 Y A Tittle, AAFC/NFL quarterback (Baltimore, San Francisco, NY Giants, MVP 1963)
  • 1926-10-31 Shirley Dinsdale, ventriloquist (Judy Splinters), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1927-01-25 Gregg Palmer [Palmer Edvind Lee], American actor (Scream, To Hell & Back), born in San Francisco (d. 2015)
  • 1927-07-30 Victor Wong [Yee Keung Victor Wong], American actor (Big Trouble in Little China), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2001)
  • 1928-07-17 Vince Guaraldi, American jazz musician and composer (peanuts TV specials), born in San Francisco (d. 1976)
  • 1928-07-23 Leon Fleisher, pianist and conductor (Annapolis Symph 1973-77), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1930-04-14 Bradford Dillman, American actor (Compulsion, Piranha, Sudden Impact, Enforcer), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2018)

Person of interestClint Eastwood

1930-05-31 Clint Eastwood, American actor (Dirty Harry)/mayor (Carmel, California), born in San Francisco, California

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
  • 1930-09-24 John Young, American astronaut and 9th person to walk on the Moon (Gemini 3 & 10, Apollo 10 & 16, STS 1 & 9), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2018)
  • 1931-02-18 Bob St. Clair "The Geek", American football player, born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestBill Walsh

1931-11-30 Bill Walsh, NFL coach (San Francisco 49ers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2007)

American Football Coach Bill Walsh
American Football Coach
Bill Walsh
  • 1931-12-20 Mary Ellen "Mala" Powers, American actress (Cyrano de Bergerac, The Wild Wild West), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • 1932-01-16 Dian Fossey, American zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1933-06-22 Dianne Feinstein, 1st female mayor of San Francisco/(Sen-D-Ca)
  • 1933-08-05 Joan Weldon, actress (So This is Love, Them), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1933-11-25 Rene Enriquez, actor (Ray Calletano-Hill Street Blues), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1933-12-14 Leo N Wright, US saxophonist (I left my heart in San Francisco)

Person of interestBill Bixby

1934-01-22 Bill Bixby, actor (Incredible Hulk, My Favorite Martian), born in San Francisco, California

Actor Bill Bixby
Actor
Bill Bixby
  • 1934-06-03 Jim Gentile, MLB player, "Diamond Jim", born in San Francisco

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1880-05-19 Novelist Robert Louis Stevenson (29) weds Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne (40) in San Francisco

HeartWedding of Interest

1923-11-25 Film director Frank Capra (26) weds actress Helen Howell in San Francisco, California

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra

HeartWedding of Interest

1939-11-19 Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio (24) weds "Freshies" actress Dorothy Arnold at St. Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio

HeartWedding of Interest

1940-12-07 Mexican painters Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo remarry in San Francisco (divorced 1939)

Painter Diego Rivera
Painter
Diego Rivera
Painter Frida Kahlo
Painter
Frida Kahlo

HeartWedding of Interest

1944-11-20 Model agency executive Eileen Ford (22) weds businessman Gerard W. Ford (20) in San Francisco, California

Co-Founder of Ford Models Eileen Ford
Co-Founder of Ford Models
Eileen Ford
  • 1954-01-14 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio weds actress Marilyn Monroe (27) in her 2nd marraige at San Francisco City Hall

HeartWedding of Interest

1998-01-10 Major League Baseball outfielder Barry Bonds (33) weds Elizabeth Watson (28) at Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 1998-02-14 Golden Globe Award-winning actress Sharon Stone (40) weds San Francisco Examiner executive editor Phil Bronstein (47) in Beverly Hills, California

HeartWedding of Interest

1999-06-12 Actor and film director David Arquette (27) weds "Friends" actress Courteney Cox (34) at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, California

Actress Courteney Cox
Actress
Courteney Cox
  • 2002-04-13 "Law & Order" actor Benjamin Bratt (38) weds actress-model Talisa Soto (35) in San Francisco, California
  • 2002-06-10 1988 and 1994 Olympic Champion skater Ekaterina Gordeeva (31) weds 1998 Olympic Champion figure skater Ilia Kulik (25) in San Francisco

HeartWedding of Interest

2003-06-07 "Sidewalks of New York" actor-director Edward Burns (34) weds Calvin Klein model Christy Turlington (32) at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in San Francisco, California

Supermodel Christy Turlington
Supermodel
Christy Turlington

HeartWedding of Interest

2004-02-26 Comedian Rosie O'Donnell (41) weds marketing executive Kelli O'Donnell (36) in San Francisco, California

Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell
Comedienne
Rosie O'Donnell
  • 2007-04-21 Bolivian model Carla Moron weds architect Pedro Gantier at la Iglesia San Francisco de Santa Cruz
  • 2007-09-01 "Dancing with the Stars" tv personality Alec Mazo (29) weds fellow dancer Edyta Sliwinska (28) in San Francisco, California
  • 2008-07-26 Actress Jennifer Siebel (34) weds San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (40) at her parents horse ranch in Stevensville, Montana
  • 2009-11-02 "Sex and the City" actor Ron Livingston (41) weds actress Rosemarie DeWitt (34) in San Francisco

Famous Deaths

  • 1872-12-28 James Van Ness, Mayor of San Francisco (1855-1856) (b. 1808)
  • 1893-02-01 George Henry Sanderson, Mayor of San Francisco (b. 1824)

Person of interestWarren G. Harding

1923-08-02 Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States (1921-23), dies of a heart attack at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco F at 57

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • 1937-12-21 Ted Healy [Ernest Lee Nash], American actor and comedian (Mad Love, San Francisco, Soup to Nuts), dies from acute toxic nephritis at 41
  • 1944-05-30 Jessie Ralph, actress (Good Earth, San Francisco), dies at 79
  • 1948-07-11 King Baggot, actor (Tish, San Francisco), dies at 68
  • 1951-01-18 Jack Holt, American golddigger and actor (Cat People, San Francisco, Brimstone), dies from a heart attack at 62

Person of interestWilliam Randolph Hearst

1951-08-14 William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper publisher (San Francisco Examiner, Seattle P-I), dies at 88

Newspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst
Newspaper Publisher
William Randolph Hearst
  • 1957-10-28 Anthony J Morabito, co-owner of San Francisco '49ers, dies while watching a game
  • 1959-12-12 Russell Simpson, American actor (San Francisco, Abraham Lincoln), dies at 82
  • 1965-08-22 Ellen Church, American 1st female airline stewardess (United flight in 1930 from San Francisco to Cheyenne), dies in a horse riding accident at 60
  • 1971-12-04 Shunryu Suzuki, Zen teacher, founder of San Francisco Zen Center, dies
  • 1974-05-10 Hal Mohr [Harold Leon Mohr], American Cinematographer and husband of Evelyn Venable (Captain Blood), dies at 74
  • 1976-01-30 Jesse "Lone Cat" Fuller, San Francisco Blues Great, dies at 80
  • 1978-11-27 George Moscone, Mayor of San Francisco (1976-78) shot and killed by Dan White aged 49
  • 1990-09-06 Issan Dorsey, American founder of the Hartford St Zen Center in San Francisco, dies of AIDS at 57
  • 1991-01-04 Leo N Wright, US saxophonist (I Left My Heart in San Francisco), dies at 57
  • 1994-01-14 Esther Ralston, US actress (Tin Pan Alley, San Francisco Docks), dies at 91
  • 1998-01-29 Joseph Alioto, mayor of San Francisco (b. 1916)
  • 2001-09-22 Isaac Stern, American-Ukrainian violinist (debut San Francisco Symphony), dies at 81
  • 2009-07-01 Karl Malden [Mladen George Sekulovich], American actor (Streets of San Francisco, American Express, A Streetcar Named Desire), dies of natural causes at 97