Californian History (Part 10)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 3,131

  • 1943-12-23 Harry Shearer, American actor (SNL, Simpsons, Pure Luck), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-01-06 Bonnie Franklin, American actress (Ann-1 Day at a Time), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2013)
  • 1944-01-13 Christina von Saltza, American swimmer (Olympic gold 400m, 4x100m freestyle, 4x100m medley 1960), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1944-01-14 Marjoe Gortner, American evangelist, born in Long Beach, California
  • 1944-02-02 Katherine Crawford, actress (Gemini Man, Captains & Kings), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-02-22 Robert Kardashian, American lawyer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • 1944-02-24 Barry Bostwick, American actor (Rocky Horror Picture Show, Megaforce), born in San Mateo, California
  • 1944-02-25 Karen Grassle, American actress (Caroline-Little House on Prairie), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1944-03-05 Paul Sands, comedian and actor (SCTV, Story Theater, St Elsewhere), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-03-07 Elton Gallegly, American politician (Rep-R-California 1987-2013), born in Huntington Park, California
  • 1944-03-21 David Lindley, American musician (The Kaleidoscope), born in San Marino, California
  • 1944-03-28 Ken Howard, American actor (Ken - The White Shadow), born in El Centro California (d. 2016)
  • 1944-04-05 Nicholas Caldwell, Rhythm and Blues singer (Whispers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1944-04-13 Susan Davis, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1944-04-24 St. Clair Lee, American singer (Rock the Boat), born in California
  • 1944-04-27 Herb Pedersen, American singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Berkeley, California

Person of interestGeorge Lucas

1944-05-14 George Lucas, American director (Star Wars, Indiana Jones), born in Modesto, California

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
  • 1944-05-18 Albert Hammond, rocker (It Never Rains In Southern California ), born in London
  • 1944-06-04 Michelle Phillips, American singer and actress (Mamas & Papas), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1944-06-06 Peter Albin, American rocker (Big Brother and the Holding Company), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1944-06-08 Don Grady [Agrati], American actor (Robbie Douglas-My Three Sons), born in San Diego, California (d. 2012)
  • 1944-06-11 James "Ox" van Hoften, American astronaut (STS 11, STS 20), born in Fresno, California
  • 1944-06-18 Rick Griffin, American artist and a leading designer of psychedelic posters in the 1960s (Grateful Dead), born in Palos Verdes, California (d. 1991)
  • 1944-07-08 Jeffrey Tambor, actor (Jeffrey-Ropers, Larry Sanders), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1944-07-31 Geraldine Chaplin, American-born actress (Doctor Zhivago, 3 Musketeers) daughter of Charlie Chaplin, born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1944-08-09 Sam Elliott, actor (Big Chill, Fatal Beauty), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1944-08-12 Donna Michele, American actress (Beach Blanket Bingo) and Playboy playmate (Dec, 1963), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1944-08-13 Kevin Tighe, American actor (Newsie, Another 48 Hours, K-9), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-08-14 Robyn Smith Astaire [Melody Dawn Miller], American jockey, wife of Fred Astaire, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1944-08-15 Pamela Polland, American singer-songwriter (Hawaiianized Pop Classics), born in California
  • 1944-08-16 Russ Titelman, American record producer and songwriter, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-08-20 Graig Nettles, American MLB 3rd baseman (NY Yankees, San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians), born in San Diego, California
  • 1944-08-25 Sherley Anne Williams, American poet and novelist (Dessa Rose), born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1944-08-30 Molly Ivins, American political columnist and author, born in Monterey, California (d. 2007)
  • 1944-08-30 Tug McGraw, American baseball player and father of Tim McGraw, born in Martinez, California (d. 2004)
  • 1944-09-01 Leonard Slatkin, American conductor (Detroit Symphony), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-09-04 Gene Parsons, American rock drummer (The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers), born in Morongo Valley, California
  • 1944-09-04 Jennifer Salt, American actress (Sisters, Soap, Wedding Party), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-09-05 Rod Arrants, American actor (Vamping, Ape, Young & Restless), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-09-06 Linda Kaye Henning, American actress (Betty Joe-Petticoat Junction), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-09-18 Michael Franks, American jazz singer and songwriter, born in La Jolla, California
  • 1944-09-22 Roger Nichols, American recording engineer, producer and inventor (Steely Dan, John Denver), born in Oakland, California (d. 2011)
  • 1944-09-25 Doris Matsui, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Poston, Arizona
  • 1944-09-26 Victoria Vetri, American model and Playboy playmate (Sep 1967, Playmate of the Year 1968), convicted of manslaughter, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1944-10-24 Ted Templeman, American musician and record producer, born in Santa Cruz, California
  • 1944-11-16 Jay Hammer, American actor (Fletcher Reade-Guiding Light), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1944-11-17 Tom Seaver, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NY Mets; NL Cy Young Award 1969, 73, 75; 12 x MLB All Star), born in Fresno, California
  • 1944-11-30 Rob Grill, rock bassist/vocalist (Grass Roots), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-12-02 Cathy Lee Crosby, American actress (Coach, That's Incredible), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-12-04 Chris Hillman, American singer (The Byrds - Turn Turn Turn), born in San Diego, California
  • 1944-12-04 Dennis Wilson, American drummer and vocalist (Beach Boys), born in Hawthorne, California (d. 1983)
  • 1944-12-10 Tisha Sterling, American actress (Coogan's Bluff), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1944-12-21 Michael Tilson Thomas, American conductor (NY Phil Young People), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-12-31 Taylor Hackford, American director (Devil's Advocate, Ray), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1945-01-10 Spider Sabich, American alpine skier (Olympics 1968; shot by actress Claudine Longet), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1976)
  • 1945-01-14 Vonetta McGee, American actress, born in San Francisco, California, (d. 2010)
  • 1945-01-19 Charles Amirkhanian, American composer, born in Fresno, California
  • 1945-02-12 Cliff De Young, actor (F/X, Hunger, Shock Treatment), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-02-16 Pete Christlieb, American jazz bebop saxophonist (Deacon Blues, Unforgettable), born Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-03-08 Micky Dolenz, American singer and actor (Circus Boy, The Monkees), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-03-15 Tracy Smith, long-distance runner, born in Altadena, California)
  • 1945-03-28 Chuck Portz, bassist (Turtles-Happy Together), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1945-04-13 Lowell George, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Little Feat - Dixie Chicken), born in Hollywood, California (d. 1979)
  • 1945-04-13 Tony Dow, American actor and director (Wally-Leave it to Beaver), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1945-04-19 Michael “Mike” Stewart, American music producer and co-founder and guitarist for We Five, born in Riverside County, California (d. 2002)
  • 1945-04-24 Doug Clifford, American rock drummer (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1945-04-25 Stu Cook, American rock bassist (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary), born in Oakland, California
  • 1945-04-30 Mimi Fariña, American rocker (Reflections in a Crystal Wind), born in Palo Alto, California (d. 2001)
  • 1945-05-06 Richard Eyers, American actor (My Friend Irma, Stagecoach West), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-05-06 Victoria Bond, American conductor and composer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-05-15 Jerry Quarry, American boxer (famous bouts v world champions Floyd Patterson, Jimmy Ellis, Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali, Ken Norton), born in Bakersfield, California (d. 1999)
  • 1945-05-17 George Miller, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1975-2015), born in Richmond, California
  • 1945-05-20 Wally Herger, (Rep-R-California)
  • 1945-05-21 Richard Hatch, American actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2017)
  • 1945-05-28 John Fogerty, American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1945-05-30 Steve Smith, American singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1945-06-06 David Dukes, American actor (Beacon Hill, 79 Park Avenue, Winds of War), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1945-06-08 Donna Deitch, American film and TV director (Sexual Advances, Women of Brewster Place), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1945-06-11 Adrienne Barbeau, American actress (Maude, Swamp Thing), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1945-06-19 Tim Hovey, actor (Queen Bee, Toy Tiger, Man Afraid), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-06-28 Jane Harman, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-07-05 Dick Scoppettone, American rocker (Harpers Bizarre), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • 1945-07-06 Burt Ward, American actor (Robin-Batman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-07-06 Rik Elswit, American rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show-In the Right Place), born in California
  • 1945-07-15 Peter Lewis, rock guitarist/vocalist (Moby Grape), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-07-20 Kim Carnes, rock vocalist (Bette Davis Eyes), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1945-07-25 Donna Theodore, American actress and singer (Hollywood Talent Scouts), born in Pleasanton, California
  • 1945-08-12 Ron Mael, American songwriter, composer and record producer (Sparks), born in Culver City, California
  • 1945-08-14 Brenda Benet, American actress (Lee-Days of Our Lives, Beach Ball), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1945-08-21 Jerry DaVanon, American baseball player, born in Oceanside, California
  • 1945-08-28 Bob Segarini, American musician and radio personality, born in Stockton, California
  • 1945-09-08 Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, American rocker (Grateful Dead), born in San Bruno, California (d. 1973)
  • 1945-09-19 Randolph Mantooth, American actor (Emergency, Loving), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1945-09-23 Paul Petersen, actor (Jeff Stone-Donna Reed Show), born in Glendale, California
  • 1945-09-25 Kathleen Brown, American Democratic politician (29th Treasurer of California), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1945-09-27 Kay Ryan, American poet (Hide and Seek), born in San Jose, California
  • 1945-11-08 Don Murray, American drummer (The Turtles), born in Glendale, California (d. 1996)
  • 1945-11-24 Lee Michaels, rocker (Do You Know What I Mean), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-11-26 Tandy Cronyn, American actress (Twisted, Guardian, Age Old Friends), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-12-06 Larry Bowa, American 2nd baseman (Phillies), born in Sacramento, California

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