Stockton in History

Historical Events

  • 1846-08-17 Commodore Robert F Stockton, US Navy, annexes California
  • 1921-12-07 KWG-AM in Stockton CA begins radio transmissions
  • 1957-06-01 Don Bowden becomes first American to run a sub-4 minute mile (3:58.7) at the Pacific Association AAU Meet in Stockton, California
  • 1959-02-23 KVIE TV channel 6 in Sacramento-Stockton, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • 1838-08-17 Laura de Force Gordon, California lawyer, a prominent suffragette, and 1st woman to run a daily newspaper in the US (Stockton Daily Leader, 1874), born in North East, Pennsylvania (d. 1907)
  • 1885-10-03 Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist, born in Stockton, California (d. 1970)
  • 1923-01-01 Barbara Baxley, American actress and singer (Norma Rae, Countdown), born in Stockton, California (d. 1990)
  • 1930-04-24 Conn Findlay, American coxswain (Olympic -2 gold, bronze 1956, 64, 76), born in Stockton, California
  • 1940-10-27 Maxine Hong Kingston, American author (The Woman Warrior), born in Stockton, California
  • 1945-08-28 Bob Segarini, American musician and radio personality, born in Stockton, California
  • 1948-07-17 Cathy Ferguson, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1964), born in Stockton, California
  • 1949-08-09 Brie Howard-Darling, American musician, artist and cake designer (Boxing Gandhis, Fanny), born in Stockton, California

Person of interestChris Isaak

1956-06-26 Chris Isaak, American rock singer-songwriter (Wicked Game), born in Stockton, California

Singer Chris Isaak
Singer
Chris Isaak
  • 1959-04-02 Brian Goodell, American swimmer (Olympic gold 400m WR 3:51.93, 1500m WR 15:02.40 1976), born in Stockton, California
  • 1964-04-12 Mike Macfarlane, American baseball catcher (KC Royals), born in Stockton, California
  • 1969-11-26 Kara Walker, American artist, born in Stockton, California
  • 1970-10-02 Eddie Guardado, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2002-03; AL saves leader 2002; Minnesota Twins), born in Stockton, California
  • 1971-06-29 Wendee Espinosa, female outfielder (Silver Bullets), born in Stockton, California
  • 1980-02-21 Justin Roiland, American actor, writer and director (Rick and Morty), born in Stockton, California
  • 1983-08-02 Nick Diaz, American MMA fighter, born in Stockton, California

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1945-10-05 Actress Janet Leigh (18) weds Stanley Reames at Morris Chapel in Stockton, California

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh

Famous Deaths

  • 1907-04-05 Laura de Force Gordon, California lawyer, a prominent suffragette, and 1st woman to run a daily newspaper in the US (Stockton Daily Leader, 1874), dies at 68