Californian History (Part 12)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 3,066

  • 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, American 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, American politician (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 track and field athlete, and first woman to light the Olympic Cauldron (Mexico City, 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 Tom Johnston, American guitarist and vocalist (The Doobie Brothers, 1970-77 & 1987-present - "Listen To The Music"; "China Grove"), born in Visalia, California
  • 1948-09-16 Ron Blair, American rock bassist (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, 1976-82 & 2002-17), born in San Diego, California

Rosemary Casals

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

  • 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, American politician (US Rep-D-California, 1993-95), and environmentalist, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 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, American 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, American actor (Michael Hudson-Another World), born in San Rafael, California
  • 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 Ed King, American psychedelic rock guitarist, bass player, and songwriter (Strawberry Alarm Clock, 1967-71 - "Incense and Peppermints"; Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1972-75 & 1987-96 - "Sweet Home Alabama"; "Saturday Night Special"), 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 10-time Grammy Award-winning rock-blues guitarist and 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)

Jeff 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

Natalie Cole

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

Mark Spitz

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

  • 1950-03-27 Vic Harris, American MLB player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950-04-03 Curtis Stone, American country 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 Iorg, American MLB baseball player, 1977-86 (Philadelphia Philles, St. Louis Cardinals, and 2 other teams), born in Eureka, California
  • 1950-05-31 Gregory Harrison, American actor (Trapper John, M.D. - "Gonzo"; Falcon Crest; Logan's Run), born in Catalina, California
  • 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, American actor (Ramon-Operation Petticoat), born in Oceanside, California
  • 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 - "Barracuda"; "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

Steve Wozniak

1950-08-11 Steve Wozniak, American pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and co-founder of Apple Computer, born in San Jose, California

  • 1950-08-24 Tim White, American paleoanthropologist best known for leading the team which discovered Ardi, the type specimen of Ardipithecus ramidus, a 4.4 million-year-old likely human ancestor, born in Los Angeles County, California
  • 1950-09-07 Julie Kavner, American actress and voice artist (Brenda-Rhoda, Marge-Simpsons), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950-09-09 John McFee, American rock and pedal steel guitarist (Van Morrison; Doobie Brothers), born in Santa Cruz California
  • 1950-09-19 Joan Lunden, American journalist and news host (Good Morning America), born in Fair Oaks, California

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths