Whittier in History

Historical Events

  • 1987-10-01 The Whittier Narrows earthquake shook the San Gabriel Valley, registering as a magnitude 5.9.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1937-08-03 Diane Wakoski, American poet (Motorcycle Betrayal), born in Whittier, California
  • 1943-06-20 Andy Etchebarren, baseball catcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Whittier, California
  • 1956-07-01 Lorna Patterson, actress (Airplane, Pvt Benjamin), born in Whittier, California
  • 1958-02-12 Ingrid Klich, rower (Olympics-96), born in Whittier, California
  • 1959-01-27 Patti Cohoon, actress (Molly-Here Come the Brides), born in Whittier, California
  • 1964-11-10 Keith Lockhart, infielder (KC Royals), born in Whittier, California
  • 1967-01-12 Mike Simms, outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Whittier, California
  • 1968-11-12 Nick D'Virgilio, American drummer (Spock's Beard), born in Whittier, California
  • 1973-05-05 Tina Yothers, actresss (Jennifer-Family Ties), born in Whittier, California
  • 1975-01-06 Laura Berg, softball outfielder (Olympics-gold-96), born in Whittier, California
  • 1975-12-02 Mark Kotsay, baseball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Whittier, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1979-07-16 Kim Rhode, American double trap and skeet shooter (Olympic Gold: 1996, 2004 & 2012), born in Whittier, California

Olympic Gold Shooter Kim Rhode
Olympic Gold Shooter
Kim Rhode