Californian History (Part 12)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 3,114

  • 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 A Condit, (Rep-D-California)
  • 1948-04-24 Eddie James Hart, American 4x100m relay runner (Olympic gold 1972), born in Martinez, California
  • 1948-04-29 Reb Brown, actor (Cage, Yor, Capt America, Fast Break), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1948-05-19 Tom Scott, American saxophonist and composer (L.A. Express, The Blues Brothers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1948-05-31 Duncan L Hunter, (Rep-R-CA, 1981- 2009), born in Riverside, California
  • 1948-06-15 Mike Holmgren, American NFL coach and executive (Super Bowl 1996, Green Bay Packers; Seattle Seahawks; Cleveland Browns), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1948-06-23 Joaquin Avila, American lawyer and civil rights champion who advocated against voter discrimination, born in Compton, California (d. 2018)
  • 1948-07-08 Kim Darby, American actress (True Grit, Enola Gay, Rich Man Poor Man), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1948-07-15 Enriqueta Basilio, Mexican athlete (first woman to light the Olympic Cauldron, 1968), born in Mexicali, Baja California (d. 2019)
  • 1948-07-17 Cathy Ferguson, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1964), born in Stockton, California
  • 1948-07-27 Peggy Fleming, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1968, 3-time world champion), born in San Jose, California
  • 1948-08-15 Charles Thomas "Tom" Johnston, American guitarist and vocalist (The Doobie Brothers), born in Visalia, California
  • 1948-09-16 Ron Blair, American rock bassist (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), born in San Diego, California

Person of interestRosemary Casals

1948-09-16 Rosemary Casals, American tennis player (12 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in San Francisco, California

Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals
  • 1948-09-17 John Ritter, American actor and comedian (Three's Company, It, 8 Simple Rules), born in Burbank, California (d. 2003)
  • 1948-09-19 Michael Cooper, sodomizer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1948-09-27 A Martinez, American actor (L.A. Law, Santa Barbara), born in Glendale, California
  • 1948-10-02 Leslie Frankenheimer, American film set designer (4 Emmy Awards), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • 1948-10-05 Russell Mael, American singer, engineer and director (Sparks), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1948-10-06 Dan Hamburg, (Rep-D-California)
  • 1948-11-05 Hridayananda dasa Goswami, International Society for Krishna Consciousness guru, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1948-11-09 Sharon Stouder, American 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold 1964), born in Altadena, California (d. 2013)
  • 1948-11-21 Leroy "Lonnie" Jordan, American rock keyboardist and vocalist (War - "Why Can't We Be Friends?"), born in San Diego, California
  • 1948-12-11 Elizabeth Baur, American actress (Fran-Ironside, Teresa-Lancer), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • 1948-12-18 Edmund "Ed" Kemper, American serial killer, born in Burbank, California
  • 1949-01-12 Michael W. Vannier, American radiologist, born in Hamilton City, California
  • 1949-01-17 Debbie Watson, American actress (Karen, Tammy), born in La Mirada California,
  • 1949-01-22 Steve Perry, American rock vocalist (Journey, 1977-87; 95-97 - "Don't Stop Believin'"; "Open Arms"), born in Hanford, California
  • 1949-01-26 David Strathairn, American actor (LA Confidential, The Bourne Ultimatum), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1949-02-02 Ross Valory, rock bassist (Journey - "Don't Stop Believin'"; "Open Arms"), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1949-03-26 Vicki Lawrence, American television actress (The Carol Burnett Show; Mama's Family), and singer ("The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia"), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1949-03-28 Ronnie Ray Smith, American athlete, 4 X 100m relay runner (Olympic gold 1968), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • 1949-04-11 Carl Franklin, American actor (Devil in a Blue Dress), born in Richmond, California
  • 1949-04-16 Melody Patterson, American actress (F Troop), born in Inglewood, California (d. 2015)
  • 1949-04-19 Larry Walters, American "lawn chair" pilot, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1993)
  • 1949-04-27 Doug Sheehan, American actor (Ben-Knots Landing, Joe Kelly-General Hospital), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1949-05-04 John Force, American drag racer (16 NHRA Championships), born in Bell Gardens, California
  • 1949-05-28 Shelley Hamlin, American golfer (US Open runner-up 1973), born in San Mateo, California (d. 2018)
  • 1949-06-10 Kevin Corcoran, actor (Swiss Family Robinson, Babes in Toyland), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)
  • 1949-06-14 Harry Turtledove, American author (The Guns of the South), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949-06-15 Dusty Baker, American baseball outfielder and manager (MLB All Star 1981-82; LA Dodgers; NL Manager of the Year 1993, 97, 2000), born in Riverside, California
  • 1949-06-16 Kale Browne, San Rafael California, actor (Michael Hudson-Another World)
  • 1949-06-22 Lindsay Wagner, American actress (Bionic Woman, Paper Chase, Nighthawks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949-06-29 Ann Veneman,5th Executive Director of UNICEF and 27th United States Secretary of Agriculture, born in Modesto, California
  • 1949-07-03 Jan Smithers, American actress (Bailey-WKRP), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1949-07-04 Tonio K. [Steven Krikorian], American singer (Romeo Unchained; 16 Tons of Monkeys), born in Palm Desert, California
  • 1949-07-06 Michael Shrieve, American drummer, percussionist, and composer (Santana), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1949-07-24 Michael Richards, American comedian (Fridays, Kramer-Seinfeld), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949-07-29 Leslie Easterbrook, American actress (The Devil's Rejects, Police Academy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949-08-03 Morris "B. B." Dickerson, American bassist (War - "Why Can't We Be Friends?"; "Low Rider"), born in Torrence, California (d. 2021)
  • 1949-08-08 Keith Carradine, San Mateo California, actor (Young Guns, Pretty Baby)
  • 1949-08-09 Brie Howard-Darling, American musician, artist and cake designer (Boxing Gandhis, Fanny), born in Stockton, California
  • 1949-09-14 Edward "Ed" King, American psychedelic rock musician (Strawberry Alarm Clock, Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Glendale, California (d. 2018)
  • 1949-09-16 Ed Begley Jr, American actor (Eating Raoul, St Elsewhere, Parenthood), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949-09-25 Anson Williams, American actor (Potsie-Happy Days), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949-09-26 Jane Smiley, American novelist (Pulitzer 1991-A Thousand Acres), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949-10-03 Lindsey Buckingham, American guitarist, singer and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way"), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1949-10-03 Dan Goossen, American boxing promoter (Michael Nunn, Terry Norris, James Toney), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)
  • 1949-10-11 Greg Douglass, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra), born in Oakland, California
  • 1949-10-31 Bob Siebenberg, American rock drummer (Supertramp - Crime Of The Century), born in Glendale, California
  • 1949-11-01 Jeannie Berlin, American actress (Heartbreak Kid, Portnoy's Complaint), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949-11-08 Bonnie Raitt, American blues country singer-songwriter (Nick of Time, Something To Talk About), born in Burbank, California
  • 1949-11-16 William Ackerman, American guitarist and composer, founder of Windham Hill Records, born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1949-11-26 Juanin Clay, American actress (The Legend of the Lone Ranger), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)

Person of interestJeff Bridges

1949-12-04 Jeff Bridges, American actor (Stay Hungry, Against All Odds), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1949-12-07 Tom Waits, American singer-songwriter and piano player (Small Change; Blue Valentine; "Jersey Girl"), and actor (Ironweed; Down By Law) born in Pomona, California
  • 1949-12-14 Bill Buckner, American MLB 1st baseman (1986 World Series infamous fielding error; NL batting champ 1980), born in Vallejo, California (d. 2019)
  • 1950-01-05 Charlie Richmond, Canadian entrepreneur, born in Pomona, California
  • 1950-01-16 Jesse Dizon, American actor, born in Oceanside, California
  • 1950-01-19 Grant Nordman, Canadian politician, born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1950-01-28 Barbi Benton [Klein], American Playboy model and actress (Hee Haw, Sugar Time!), born in New York City

Person of interestNatalie Cole

1950-02-06 Natalie Cole, American vocalist (Pink Cadillac, Miss You Like Crazy), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)

Singer and Songwriter Natalie Cole
Singer and Songwriter
Natalie Cole

Person of interestMark Spitz

1950-02-10 Mark Spitz, American swimmer (won then record 7 Olympic golds in 1972), born in Modesto, California

Swimmer Mark Spitz
Swimmer
Mark Spitz
  • 1950-03-27 Vic Harris, American MLB player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950-04-03 Curtis Stone, American contry music bassist and mandolin player (Highway 101 - "Cry, Cry, Cry"), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1950-04-11 Bill Irwin, American actor (My Blue Heaven, Scenes From a Mall), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1950-04-17 Bruce McNall, American former NHL team owner, born in Arcadia, California
  • 1950-04-18 Kenny Ortega, American film and TV producer (High School Musical trilogy), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1950-04-20 Steve Erickson, American novelist (American Nomad), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1950-05-04 Hilly Hicks, American actor (Roll Out, Roots), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950-05-09 James A Butts, American triple jumper (Olympic silver 1976), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950-05-11 Dane Lorg, American baseball player (Philles, Cardinels), born in Eureka, California
  • 1950-05-31 Gregory Harrison, Catalina California, actor (Trapper John, Logan's Run)
  • 1950-06-03 Melissa Mathison, American screenwriter (E.T.), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1950-06-07 Gary Graham, American actor (Alien Nation, Star Trek: Enterprise), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1950-06-11 Michael Swan, American actor (Duncan-As The World Turns), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1950-06-16 Jesse Dizon, Oceanside California, actor (Ramon-Operation Petticoat)
  • 1950-06-17 Susan Damante, American actress (The Adventure of Wilderness Family), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1950-06-19 Constance Forslund, actress (Shining Season), born in San Diego, California
  • 1950-06-19 Ann Wilson, American musician (Heart-What About Love), born in San Diego, California
  • 1950-07-03 James Hahn, American politician and incumbent judge on the Los Angeles County Superior Court, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950-07-05 Gary Matthews, American baseball player (1973 NL rookie of year), born in San Fernando, California
  • 1950-07-05 Michael Monarch, American rock guitarist (Steppenwolf), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950-08-02 Lance Ito, American judge (O.J. Simpson trial), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950-08-05 Holly Palance, actress (Thorn Birds, Ripley's Believe It), born in Los Angeles, California

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