San Francisco in History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 473


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake
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 Church of San Francisco dei Minori Conventuali in Bologna, Italy 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
  • 1848-11-09 Post office at Clay & Pike opens, 1st 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 the 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
  • 1849-12-24 First great fire of early San Francisco starts east side of the Plaza, first of great seven fires in 2 years
  • 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, the 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
  • 1854-02-11 For the 1st time coal gas is used to light major streets in San Francisco
  • 1854-05-27 Marine Telegraph from Fort Point to San Francisco completed
  • 1855-06-20 Commissioners appointed to lay out San Francisco streets west of Larkin
  • 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
  • 1859-12-19 Grading started for Market Street RR in San Francisco
  • 1860-02-22 Organized baseball played in San Francisco for 1st time between the Eagles and the Red Rovers
  • 1860-03-09 1st Japanese ambassador arrives in San Francisco en route to Washington

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1860-03-17 Six years after the forcible ending of Japan's isolationist policy by US Navy Commodore Matthew C. Perry, the Japanese Embassy arrives in San Francisco to sign a Treaty of Friendship

Commodore of the US Navy Matthew C. Perry
Commodore of the US Navy
Matthew C. Perry
  • 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
  • 1865-09-27 James Cooke walks tightrope 150 yards 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 rail freight (boots & shoes) arrives in San Francisco, from Boston after a 16-day trip
  • 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
  • 1875-06-19 Formal opening of US Marine Hospital at Presidio in San Francisco.
  • 1875-10-05 Palace Hotel on Market Street opens in San Francisco

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 308

  • 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
  • 1866-09-01 James J. Corbett, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1892-97), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1933)
  • 1867-07-04 Stephen Mather, American industrialist and conservationist (organized US National Park Service), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1930)
  • 1869-08-23 James (Sunny Jim) Rolph, San Francisco mayor (1912-31), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1934)
  • 1870-09-07 Thomas Curtis, American athlete (Olympic 1896 Gold), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1944)
  • 1870-10-22 Ivan Bunin, Russian poet and novelist (Gentleman from San Francisco-Nobel 1933), born in Voronezh, Russian Empire (d. 1953)

Person of interestJoseph Erlanger

1874-01-05 Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist (shock therapy-Nobel 1944), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1965)

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)

  • 1874-06-14 Edward Bowes, American radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1946)
  • 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)
  • 1877-04-30 Alice B. Toklas, American-Parisian avant-garde and companion of Gertrude Stein, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1967)

Person of interestIsadora Duncan

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
  • 1888-04-18 Duffy Lewis, American baseball left fielder (World Series 1912, 15, 16; Boston Red Sox), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1979)
  • 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, American cartoonist (Fellows Citizen), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1982)
  • 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, American actor (Cat Girl, Fiddler's Three), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1974)
  • 1890-07-25 Julian Rivero, American actor (Son of Oklahoma, Via Pony Express), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1976)
  • 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)
  • 1891-05-04 Frederick Jacobi, American composer, born in San Francisco (d. 1952)
  • 1891-05-22 Robert Gordon Sproul, American educator and college president (University of California), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1975)
  • 1893-03-03 Bill Nestell, American actor (Dangerous Venture, Buckskin Frontier), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1966)
  • 1893-11-03 Robert Lindley Murray, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1917-18), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1970)
  • 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, American baseball hall of famer outfielder (Detroit), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1951)
  • 1894-10-03 Elmer Robinson, American politician (33rd Mayor of San Francisco), born in San Francisco (d. 1982)
  • 1894-11-02 Bill Johnston, American tennis player (US Open 1915, 19; Wimbledon 1923), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1946)
  • 1894-12-17 David Butler, American 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)
  • 1895-11-19 Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American fashion photographer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • 1896-03-12 Jesse Fuller, American one-man blues band ("San Francisco Bay Blues"), born in Jonesboro, Georgia (d. 1979)
  • 1896-06-07 Douglas Campbell, American aviator and World War I flying ace, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1990)
  • 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)
  • 1898-06-19 James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1968)
  • 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)
  • 1900-10-15 Mervyn LeRoy, American movie producer (Devil at 4 O'Clock), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1987)
  • 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
  • 1902-05-03 Hugo Friedhofer, American composer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1981)
  • 1902-08-11 Lloyd Nolan, American actor (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Peyton Place), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1985)
  • 1903-12-06 Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1946)
  • 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)
  • 1906-01-03 Gus Suhr, American baseball first baseman (1435 MLB games Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies; only player to be sued by a fan injured after struck by a foul ball), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2004)

Person of interestJoe Cronin

1906-10-12 Joe Cronin, American baseball shortstop (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL President), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1984)

Baseball Player and Manager Joe Cronin
Baseball Player and Manager
Joe Cronin
  • 1906-12-18 Kam Tong, Chinese American actor (Have Gun Will Travel, Across the Pacific, Flower Drum Song), born in San Francisco (d. 1969)
  • 1906-12-20 Irving Krick, American meteorologist & inventor, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1908-05-30 Mel Blanc, American voice actor, comedian best known for his Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons (Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd & Porky Pig), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • 1909-08-13 Wilhelmina Von Bremen, American 4X100 relay sprinter (Olympic gold 1932), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1976)
  • 1910-07-28 Bill Goodwin, announcer (Jolson Story, Burns & Allen), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1910-10-04 Frankie Crosetti, American baseball shortstop and 3rd base coach (record 17 World Series titles as player & coach; NY Yankees), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2002)
  • 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)
  • 1913-06-10 John Edmunds, American composer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1986)
  • 1913-12-25 Tony Martin [Alvin Morris], American singer (It's a Blue World, To Each), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1914-09-26 Jack LaLanne, American fitness and nutritional expert, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2011)
  • 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)
  • 1916-01-24 Walter Haas Jr., American businessman & sports team owner (Levi Strauss & Co, Oakland A's), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)
  • 1916-02-12 Joseph L Alioto, American politician (Mayor-San Francisco), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1998)
  • 1916-06-09 Robert McNamara, American United States Secretary of Defense (1961-68), played major role in US escalation in Vietnam, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2009)
  • 1916-08-28 Jack [Holbrook] Vance, American sci-fi author (2 Hugo, Dirdir, Pnume), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2013)
  • 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, American 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)
  • 1918-01-26 Vito Scotti [Scozarri], American actor (The Godfather, Flying Nun, Barefoot in the Park), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1996)
  • 1918-04-26 Stafford Repp, American actor (Playhouse 90, Batman, Plunder Road), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1974)
  • 1918-06-25 Ken Mayers, American actor (Little Big Man, Dick Tracey, Space Patrol), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1985)
  • 1918-07-24 Ruggiero Ricci, American composer and 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)
  • 1919-02-17 Joe Hunt, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1943), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1945)
  • 1919-11-18 Jocelyn Brando, American actress (The Big Heat, Ugly American, China Venture), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2005)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

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

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding of Interest

1944-11-20 Model agency executive Eileen Ottensoser (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 marriage at San Francisco City Hall

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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, dies at 70

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, American actor and director (Tumbleweeds), 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
  • 1953-11-08 Ivan Bunin, Russian poet and novelist (Gentleman from San Francisco-Nobel 1933, dies at 83
  • 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
  • 1976-01-29 Jesse Fuller, American one-man blues band ("San Francisco Bay Blues"), dies of heart disease at 80
  • 1978-11-27 George Moscone, Mayor of San Francisco (1976-78) shot and killed by Dan White aged 49
  • 1982-06-09 Elmer Robinson, American politician (33rd Mayor of San Francisco), dies at 87
  • 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 Wright, American jazz saxophone and flute player (Dizzy Gillespie;; Blues Shout; I Left My Heart In San Francisco), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • 1994-01-14 Esther Ralston, American 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
  • 2017-10-08 Y. A. Tittle, American NFL quarterback (Baltimore, San Francisco, NY Giants, MVP 1963), dies at 90