Torrance in History

Historical Events

  • 1990-02-07 Lisa Leslie of Morningside HS in Inglewood California scores 101 in 1st half, South Torrance HS decides not to play 2nd half & loses 102-24

Famous Birthdays

  • 1943-02-26 Bob "Bear" Hite, American vocalist (Canned Heat-Going Up the Country), born in Torrance, California (d. 1981)
  • 1954-03-01 Janis Gill, singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo-Midnight Girl), born in Torrance, California
  • 1954-04-24 Vince Ferragamo, American football quarterback (LA Rams, Montreal Alouettes), born in Torrance, California
  • 1956-11-28 Kristine Arnold, American singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo-Midnight Girl), born in Torrance, California

Person of interestNancy Lopez

1957-01-06 Nancy Lopez, American golfer (3 major titles, 48 LPGA Tour wins), born in Torrance, California

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1960-10-31 Janice Harrer, American WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1989, Olympics 1996), born in Torrance, California
  • 1962-02-11 Scott Kolden, American actor (Scott-Me & the Champ), born in Torrance, California
  • 1963-05-20 David Wells, American baseball pitcher (perfect game 1998; World Series 1992, 98; MLB All Star 1995, 98, 2000), born in Torrance, California
  • 1965-01-11 Karl Van Calcar, 3k steeplechase, born in Torrance, California
  • 1965-09-07 Danny Harris, American 400m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984), born in Torrance, California
  • 1968-06-12 Patty Armstrong, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Torrance, California
  • 1968-09-11 Paul Mayeda Berges, American film writer and director, born in Torrance, California
  • 1969-05-05 Bryan Ivie, American volleyball middle blocker (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Torrance, California
  • 1969-08-16 Carl Henkel, beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Torrance, California
  • 1970-04-09 Neal Caloia, American marksman (Olympics 1996), born in Torrance, California
  • 1971-04-27 James Burton, NFL cornerback (Chicago Bears), born in Torrance, California
  • 1973-01-09 Aaron Holbert, American baseball infielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Torrance, California
  • 1973-02-05 Laura Espinoza-Watson, American baseball infielder (Silver Bullets), born in Torrance, California
  • 1976-01-04 Ted Lilly, American baseball player, born in Torrance, California
  • 1976-02-27 Tony Gonzalez, American football tight end (KC Chiefs), born in Torrance, California
  • 1976-11-17 Brandon Call, American actor (Baywatch, Blind Fury, Step by Step), born in Torrance, California
  • 1977-02-03 Maitland Ward, actress (Jessica-Bold & Beautiful), born in Torrance, California
  • 1977-05-13 Diane Halber, figure skater (1996 National Collegiate champ), born in Torrance, California
  • 1980-07-07 Michele Kwan, American figure skater (World C'ship gold women's singles 1996, 98, 2000, 01, 03; Olympic silver 1998; bronze 2002), born in Torrance, California
  • 1984-04-14 Adán Sánchez, Mexican-American singer, born in Torrance, California (d. 2004)
  • 1988-08-23 Jeremy Lin, American NBA player (Toronto Raptors), born in Torrance, California
  • 1990-03-13 Alec Medlock, American actor, born in Torrance, California
  • 1991-04-10 Amanda Michalka, American actress and singer, born in Torrance, California

Person of interestChloe Kim

2000-04-23 Chloe Kim, American snowboarder (Olympic Gold 2018), born in Torrance, California

Snowboarder Chloe Kim
Snowboarder
Chloe Kim