Californian History (Part 11)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 3,056

  • 1946-02-23 Norman "Rusty" Young, American pedal-steel guitarist, singer and songwriter (Poco - "Rose of Cimarron"; "Crazy Love"), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2021)
  • 1946-03-01 Lana Wood [Svetlana Gurdin], (Diamonds are Forever), born in Santa Rosa, California

Liza MinnelliLiza Minnelli (76 years old)

1946-03-12 American singer and actress (Sterile Cuckoo, Cabaret), born in Hollywood, California

  • 1946-03-14 Steve Kanaly, American actor (Fleshburn, Ray Krebbs-Dallas), born in Burbank, California
  • 1946-03-17 Harold Brown, American rock drummer (War, 1969-94 - "Summer": "Low Rider"), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1946-03-26 Johnny Crawford, American actor (The Mickey Mouse Club; The Rifleman - "Mark"), singer ("Sandy"), and bandleader (JCO), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2021)
  • 1946-04-05 Larry Frederick Wendt, American composer, born in Napa, California
  • 1946-04-28 Glenn Ross Campbell, American steel guitarist (The Misunderstood), born in San Diego, California
  • 1946-05-07 Bill Kreutzmann, American rock drummer (Grateful Dead), born in Palo Alto, California

CherCher (76 years old)

1946-05-20 American singer ("I Got You Babe"; "If I Could Turn Back Time"), and actress (Mask; Moonstruck), born in El Centro, California

  • 1946-05-30 Candy Lightner, American political activist/founder (MADD), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1946-06-01 Carol Neblett, American soprano (City and Metropolitan Operas, 1969-83), born in Modesto, California (d. 2017)
  • 1946-06-05 Frederick "Freddie" Stone, American rock guitarist (Sly & The Family Stone - "Dance To The Music"), born in Vallejo, California
  • 1946-06-15 Judy Pace, actress (Young Lawyers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-06-21 Brenda Holloway, American singer and songwriter ("When I'm Gone"), born in Atascadero, California
  • 1946-07-03 Michael Shea, American sci-fi author (World Fantasy Award: Nifft the Lean, Growlimb), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)
  • 1946-07-04 Michael Milken, American financier and partner (Intl Capital Access Group), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-07-06 Fred Dryer, American NFL defensive end (Pro Bowl 1975; First-team All-Pro 1974; NY Giants, LA Rams) and actor (Hunter), born in Hawthorne, California
  • 1946-07-07 Joe Spano, American actor (Hill Street Blues - "Lt. Henry Goldblume"; NCIS), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1946-07-13 (Richard) "Cheech" Marin, Chicano-American comedian (Cheech & Chong), actor (The Golden Palace; Nash Bridges), and art collector, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-07-16 Barbara Lee, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in El Paso, Texas

Danny GloverDanny Glover (76 years old)

1946-07-22 American actor (Lethal Weapon; The Color Purple), and human rights activist, born in San Francisco, California

  • 1946-07-25 John Gibson, American media host (The John Gibson Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-07-27 Gwynne Gilford, American actress (Linda Harris-Waverly Wonders), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-08-05 Erika Slezak, American actress (Viki-One Life to Live), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1946-08-14 Susan Saint James, American actress (Kate & Allie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-08-25 Larry LaRocco, American politician (Rep-D-Idaho), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-09-01 Greg Errico, American drummer (Sly & Family Stone, 1966-71 - "Dance To The Music"; "Everyday People"; Jerry Garcia Band, 1974-84), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1946-09-04 Gary Duncan [Grubb], American guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in San Diego, California (d. 2019)
  • 1946-09-04 Greg Elmore, American rock drummer (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in Coronado Naval Air Station, California
  • 1946-09-06 Bryan D. O'Connor, U.S. Marine Corps colonel and astronaut (STS 61B, STS 40), born in Orange, California
  • 1946-09-07 Willie Crawford, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1946-09-22 Dan Lungren, American politician (Rep-R-California, 1979-88, 2005-13), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1946-10-16 Suzanne Somers, San Bruno California, actress (3's Company, Step by Step)
  • 1946-10-17 Bob Seagren, American pole vaulter/actor (Olympic gold 1968, "Soap"), born in Pomona California
  • 1946-10-17 James Ray "Jim" Tucker, American rock guitarist (Turtles - "Happy Together"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-11-01 Dennis Muren, American special effects artist (Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi), born in Glendale, California

Sally FieldSally Field (76 years old)

1946-11-06 American actress (Forrest Gump, Gidget, Flying Nun), born in Pasadena, California

  • 1946-11-13 Al Luginbill, American football coach (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Pomona, California
  • 1946-11-15 Janet Lennon, American pop singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Culver City, California
  • 1946-12-08 John Rubinstein, American stage and screen actor, and singer (Pippin; Family: Grumpy Old Men (The Musical)), born in Los Angeles, California

Stan SmithStan Smith (75 years old)

1946-12-14 American tennis player (US Open 1971, Wimbledon 1972), born in Pasadena, California

  • 1946-12-21 Carl Wilson, American rock vocalist and guitarist (The Beach Boys - "God Only Knows"), born in Hawthorne California (d. 1998)
  • 1946-12-21 Christopher Keene, American conductor (La Traviata), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1995)
  • 1946-12-22 Pamela Courson, American woman and long-term companion of Jim Morrison, born in Weed, California (d. 1974)
  • 1947-01-05 Ted Lange, American actor (Isaac-Love Boat, Mr T & Tina), born in Oakland, California
  • 1947-02-05 David Ladd, American actor (Raymie, Catlow, Misty, Deathline), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-02-25 Lee Evans, American athlete (Olympic gold men's 400m, 4x400m relay 1968), born in Madera, California (d. 2021)
  • 1947-04-15 Diane "DeDe" Lind, American glamour model and Playboy playmate (Aug, 1967), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-04-18 Herbert Mullin, American serial killer (killed thirteen people in California in the early 1970s), born in Salinas, California
  • 1947-04-18 Lori Martin, American actress (Velvet-National Velvet), born in Glendale, California
  • 1947-04-19 Mark Volman, American rock and roll musician and songwriter (The Turtles - "Happy Together"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-04-28 Steve Khan [Cahn], American jazz guitarist (Christmas Waltz), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-04-29 Johnny Miller, American golfer (US Open 1973, British Open 1976), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1947-05-01 Jerry Heard, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles), born in Visalia, California
  • 1947-05-02 Bill Lowery, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from California, 1981-93), born in San Diego, California
  • 1947-05-10 Jay Ferguson, American rocker (Spirit - "Thunder Island";"I Got A Line on You") and composer (theme for The Office), born in Burbank, California
  • 1947-05-12 Catherine "Cat" Yronwode, American writer and editor-in-chief (Eclipse Comics), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1947-05-21 Bill Champlin, American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and producer (Chicago, 1981-2009; Sons of Champlin), born in Oakland, California
  • 1947-05-25 Karen Valentine, American actress (Love American Style, Room 222), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • 1947-05-26 Sherry Bain, California, actress (Pipe Dreams)
  • 1947-06-06 Robert Englund, American actor (Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street), born in Glendale, California
  • 1947-06-21 Dana Rohrabacher, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Coronado, California
  • 1947-06-21 Meredith Baxter-Birney, American actress (Family Ties; Bridget Loves Bernie), born in South Pasadena, California
  • 1947-06-24 Walter Willison, American actor (McDuff the Talking Dog), born in Monterrey Park, California

O.J. SimpsonO.J. Simpson (75 years old)

1947-07-09 American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back, broadcaster and actor (Heisman Trophy 1968; NFL MVP 1973; Buffalo Bills), born in San Francisco, California

  • 1947-07-14 Nick Benedict, American actor (Pistol-Birth of a Legend), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-07-22 Albert Brooks, comedian (Broadcast News, Lost in America), born in Los Angeles, California

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger (75 years old)

1947-07-30 Austrian-American body builder, actor (Terminator), and politician (38th Governor of California), born in Thal, Austria

  • 1947-07-31 John Vukovich, American baseball infielder, manager (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2007)
  • 1947-08-01 Dennis Zine, American politician (Member of the Los Angeles City Council from the 3rd district), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-08-01 Rick Coonce, American rock drummer (Grass Roots), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2011)
  • 1947-08-08 Larry Wilcox, actor (Lassie, Officer Jon Baker-CHiPs), born in San Diego, California
  • 1947-08-22 Cindy Williams, American actress (Shirley- Laverne & Shirley), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1947-08-24 Anne Archer, American actress (Fatal Attraction, Patriot Games), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-08-27 Ed Herrmann, MLB catcher (White Sox), born in San Diego, California (d. 2013)
  • 1947-09-03 Michael Huffington, American oil millionaire and politician (Rep-R-California, 1992-94), born in Dallas, Texas

Sylvester James Jr.Sylvester James Jr. (1947-1988)

1947-09-06 American singer-songwriter ("Do Ya Wanna Funk"), born in Watts, Los Angeles, California

  • 1947-09-19 Steve Bartlett, American politician (56th Mayor of Dallas), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-09-26 Dick Roth, American swimmer (Olympic gold men's 400m individual medley 1964), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1947-10-13 Sammy Hagar, American rock vocalist ("I Can't Drive 55"; Van Halen, 1985-96 - "Right Now"), born in Salinas, California
  • 1947-10-16 Bob Weir, American guitarist and singer (Grateful Dead - "I Need A Miracle", "Sugar Magnolia"; RatDog; Dead & Company), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1947-10-28 Tom Fitzsimmons, actor (Franklin-Paper Chase), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1947-10-30 Timothy B. Schmit, American bass player and singer (Eagles - "I Can't Tell You Why"; Poco - "Cimmarron Rose"), born in Oakland, California
  • 1947-12-05 Jim Messina, American guitarist and songwriter (Buffalo Springfield; Poco: Loggins & Messina - "Your Mamma Don't Dance"), born in Maywood, California
  • 1947-12-05 Jim Plunkett, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1970, Stanford; Super Bowl 1980, 84 LA/Oakland Raiders), born in San Jose, California
  • 1947-12-07 Tony Thomas, American TV and film producer, born in Hollywood, California
  • 1947-12-08 Belinda Balaski, actor (Cannonball, Proud Men, Howling), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1947-12-14 Christopher Parkening, American classical guitarist (transcribed sacred music), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-12-15 Rodney Bingenheimer, American disc jockey, born in Mountain View, California
  • 1947-12-29 Ted Danson, American actor (Cheers -"Sam"; 3 Men & A Baby: CSI; The Good Place), born in San Diego, California
  • 1947-12-31 Tim Matheson, American actor (Animal House, Fletch, Up the Creek), born in Glendale, California
  • 1948-01-23 Anita Pointer, American pop vocalist (Pointer Sisters - "He's So Shy"; "I'm So Excited"), born in Oakland, California
  • 1948-02-05 David Denny, American rock guitar player (Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1948-02-07 Jimmy Greenspoon, American session and touring rock organist (Three Dog Night - "Joy to the World"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1948-02-11 Susan Bernard, American author, actress (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!) Playboy playmate (Dec, 1966), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1948-02-22 Dennis Awtrey, American NBA center (Chicago Bulls, Suns), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1948-03-09 Jimmie Fadden, American singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1948-03-13 Robert S. Woods, American actor (Bo-One Life to Live, Waltons), born in Maywood, California
  • 1948-04-21 Gary Condit, American politician (Rep-D-California 1989-2003, affair with Chandra Levy), born in Salina, Oklahoma

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Famous Deaths