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, American actress (Airplane, Pvt Benjamin), born in Whittier, California
  • 1957-01-31 Shirley Babashoff, American swimmer (Olympics-6 silver/2 gold-72, 76), born in Whittier, California
  • 1958-02-12 Ingrid Klich, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Whittier, California
  • 1959-01-27 Patti Cohoon, actress (Molly-Here Come the Brides), born in Whittier, California
  • 1962-07-10 Mike Saxon, American NFL punter (Minnesota Vikings), born in Whittier, California
  • 1964-11-10 Keith Lockhart, American baseball infielder (KC Royals), born in Whittier, California
  • 1968-11-12 Nick D'Virgilio, American drummer (Spock's Beard), born in Whittier, California
  • 1969-05-18 Martika [Marta Marrero], Cuban-American singer (Toy Soldiers), born in Whittier, California
  • 1973-05-05 Tina Yothers, American actress (Jennifer-Family Ties), born in Whittier, California
  • 1973-07-23 Nomar Garciaparra, American MLB shortstop (6-time All Star), born in Whittier, California
  • 1975-01-06 Laura Berg, American softball outfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Whittier, California
  • 1975-12-02 Mark Kotsay, American baseball outfielder and coach (1,914 MLB games; Florida Marlins, Oakland A's), born in Whittier, California

Person of interestKim Rhode

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
  • 1983-01-22 Shaun Cody, American football player, born in Whittier, California