Californian History (Part 11)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 2,241

  • 1953-03-31 Sean Hopper, California, rock keyboardist (Huey Lewis & The News)
  • 1953-04-21 Edward Ray Fiori, PGA golfer (1979 Southern Open), born in Lynwood, California
  • 1953-05-02 Jamaal Wilkes, American NBA forward (Golden State-Rookie of Yr 1975), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1953-05-07 Pat McInally, American National Football League player, born in Villa Park, California
  • 1953-05-11 David Gest, American television producer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1953-05-16 Richard Page, rocker (Mr Mister), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953-05-17 George Johnson, rocker (Brothers Johnson), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953-05-17 Kathleen Sullivan, newscaster (ABC-TV, CBS Morning Show), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1953-05-25 Rich Alves, Pleasanton California, singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake)

Person of interestDanny Elfman

1953-05-29 Danny Elfman, American composer (The Simspons Theme), born in Los Angeles, California

Composer Danny Elfman
Composer
Danny Elfman
  • 1953-06-02 Craig Robert Stadler, PGA golfer (Masters 1982), born in San Diego, California

Person of interestKathleen Kennedy

1953-06-05 Kathleen Kennedy, American film producer (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park) President of Lucasfilm (2012-), born in Berkeley, California

Film Producer Kathleen Kennedy
Film Producer
Kathleen Kennedy
  • 1953-06-06 Ken Calvert, (Rep-R-California)
  • 1953-07-15 Cathy Larmouth playmate (Jun, 1981), born in Torrance, California
  • 1953-08-14 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic, Apollo 13, Casper), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1953-08-31 Marcia Clark, [Kleks], LA DA (O.J. Simpson Case), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1953-09-10 Amy Irving, American actress (Yentl, Carrie, Crossing Delancy), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1953-09-13 Taryn Power, daughter of Tyrone Power and actress (Maria), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953-09-27 Benjamin Gene Brown, 4X400 runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1953-09-27 Heather Watts, ballerina (Dancing on My Grave), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953-10-16 Tony Carey, American rocker musician, singer-songwriter (Rainbow,Planet P Project), born in Fresno, California

Person of interestKeith Hernandez

1953-10-20 Keith Hernandez, MLB 1st baseman (St Louis Cardinals, NY Mets), born in San Francisco, California

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez
  • 1953-11-01 Michael Zaslow, actor (One Life to Live, Guiding Light), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1953-11-30 Shuggie Otis, American singer-songwriter, born in Los Angeles California
  • 1953-12-17 Barry Livingston, actor (Ernie-My 3 Sons), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953-12-25 Dave Wasick, American NFL player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-01-13 Vicki McCarty, playmate (Sep, 1979), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-01-17 Janet Dykman, Monterey Park California, archer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1954-01-19 Katey Sagal, singer/actress (Peggy Bundy-Married With Children), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-01-22 Chris Lemmon, American actor (Brothers & Sisters, Duet) [or Jun 22], born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-02-01 Billy Mumy, American actor (Will Robinson-Lost in Space, Dear Brigitte), born in San Gabriel, California
  • 1954-02-07 Miguel Ferrer, actor (Robocop, NCIS LA), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2017)
  • 1954-02-20 Patty Hearst Shaw, famous kidnap hostage (Tanya), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1954-03-01 Janis Gill, singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo-Midnight Girl), born in Torrance, California
  • 1954-03-16 Nancy Wilson, rock guitarist (Heart-Never, What about Love), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1954-03-24 Robert Carradine, actor (Slim-The Cowboys, Wavelength), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-04-01 Jeff Porcaro, drummer/percussionist (Toto-Roxanne, Africa), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-04-05 Stan Ridgway, American singer-songwriter (Wall Of Voodoo), born in Bartsow, California
  • 1954-04-17 Kim Tyler, actress (Kyle-Please Don't Eat Daisies), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1954-04-22 Joseph Bottoms, American actor (Surfacing, Blind Date, Braker), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1954-04-24 Jack Blades, American rock bassist (Damn Yankees-Coming of Age, Night Ranger), born in Palm Desert, California
  • 1954-04-24 Vince Ferragamo, American football quarterback (LA Rams, Montreal Alouettes), born in Torrance, California
  • 1954-06-02 Dennis Haysbert, American actor (Allstate Insurance, The Unit), born in San Mateo, California
  • 1954-06-22 Chris Lemmon, American actor (Wishmaster, Duet), born in Los Angeles, California [or Jan 22]
  • 1954-07-29 Flo Hyman, volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1954-08-21 Steve Smith, rock drummer (Journey), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-09-07 Corbin Bernsen, North actor (Arnie Becker-LA Law), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1954-09-30 Barry Williams, actor (Greg-Brady Bunch), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1954-09-30 Patrice Rushen, rock vocalist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-10-02 Lani O'Grady, actress (Mary-8 is Enough), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • 1954-10-03 Dennis Eckersley, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Oakland, California
  • 1954-10-08 Michael Dudikoff, Redondo Beach, California, American actor (American Ninja, TRON)
  • 1954-10-24 Doug Davidson, actor (Paul Williams-Young & Restless), born in Glendale, California
  • 1954-11-03 Kevin P Chilton, Lt Col USAF/Astronaut (STS 49, 59, 76), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-11-10 Mario Cipollina, California, rock bassist (Huey Lewis & The News)
  • 1954-11-19 Kathleen Quinlan, California, actress (Never Promised You a Rose Garden)
  • 1954-11-20 Steve Dahl, California, Chicago's anti-disco DJ (WLS-FM)
  • 1954-12-23 Brian Teacher, tennis star, born in San Diego, California
  • 1954-12-29 Roger Voudouris, rock vocalist, born in Sacramento, California

Person of interestKevin Costner

1955-01-18 Kevin Costner, American actor (Fandango, Silverado, Bull Durham), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1955-01-18 Mable Fergerson, 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1972), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955-02-05 Debra Jo Fondren, playmate of year (September, 1977), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestSteve Jobs

1955-02-24 Steve Jobs, American computer entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2011)

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs
  • 1955-03-21 Jean Marie Hon, actress (Jane-Man From Atlantis), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1955-03-23 Cindy Olavarri, Pleasant Hills California, cyclist (7-Eleven team)
  • 1955-03-29 Christopher Lawford, American actor (Charlie Brent-All My Children), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1955-04-13 Louis Johnson, rock bassist/vocalist (Brothers Johnson), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955-06-02 Gary Grimes, American actor (Summer of '42, Class of '44), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1955-06-07 Joey Scarbury, American singer (Greatest American Hero), born in Ontario, California
  • 1955-06-14 Kim Lankford, American actress (Gingers-Knots Landing), born in Montebello, California
  • 1955-06-14 Michael D. Duvall, California State Assemblyman
  • 1955-06-21 Leigh J McCloskey, actor (Dallas, Executive Suite, Gen Hosp), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955-06-25 Michael Sabatino, California, actor (Days of Our Life, Bold & Beautiful)
  • 1955-07-03 Marc Bonilla, American guitarist (Keith Emerson Band), born in Contra Costa, California
  • 1955-08-08 Branscombe Richmond, American actor (Renegade, Commando), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955-08-15 Larry Mathews, actor (Ritchie-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in Burbank, California
  • 1955-08-17 Kevin Welch, California, country songwriter/actor (Thing Called Love)
  • 1955-09-17 Scott William Simpson, PGA golfer (1987 US Open), born in San Diego, California
  • 1955-09-29 Vicki Fergon, American golfer (3 LPGA titles), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1955-10-02 Kathryn Morrison playmate (May, 1978), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1955-10-17 Sam Bottoms, actor (Prime Risk, Savages), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1955-10-26 Stephen K Robinson, PhD/astronaut (STS 85, sk:95), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1955-10-27 Debra Bowen, American politician, 31st Secretary of State of California (2007-15), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • 1955-11-02 Mark Reynolds, star sailor (Olymp-8th-1988, 92, 96), born in San Diego, California
  • 1955-11-05 Kris Jenner, American TV personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in San Diego, California
  • 1955-12-02 Dennis Christopher, actor (Breaking Away, California Dreaming), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-01-03 Willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver, San Jose California
  • 1956-01-09 Kimberly Beck Hilton, actress (Kim-Peyton Place), born in Glendale, California
  • 1956-01-17 Mitch Vogel, American actor (Jamie-Bonanza), born in Alhambra, California

Person of interestEddie Murray

1956-02-24 Eddie Murray, 1st baseman (Orioles, Dodgers, Cleveland Indians), born in Los Angeles, California

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray

Person of interestBryan Cranston

1956-03-07 Bryan Cranston, American actor (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle), born in Canoga Park, California

  • 1956-03-27 Brian Kelly, CFL wide receiver (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Arcadia, California
  • 1956-04-17 Pillow, [Therese Joan Bell], California, bodybuilder (Gold Classic 1983)
  • 1956-05-08 Jeff Madrigali, soling sailor (Olymp-bronze-96), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • 1956-05-22 Douglas Heyes Jr, actor (Captains & Kings, Aspen), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1956-06-01 Robin Mattson, actress (Janet Green-All My Children), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestChris Isaak

1956-06-26 Chris Isaak, American rock singer-songwriter (Wicked Game), born in Stockton, California

Singer Chris Isaak
Singer
Chris Isaak
  • 1956-07-01 Lorna Patterson, actress (Airplane, Pvt Benjamin), born in Whittier, California
  • 1956-07-08 Millard Frank Hampton, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Fresno, California

Person of interestTom Hanks

1956-07-09 Tom Hanks, American actor (Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, Philadelphia), born in Concord, California

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks

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