Californian History (Part 13)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 3,066

  • 1950-09-20 James P[aul] Blaylock, American sci-fi author (Elfin Ship, Homunculus), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1950-10-03 Pamela Hensley, American actress (Buck Rogers in 25th Century), born in Glendale, California
  • 1950-10-04 Meg Bennett, actress (Young & Restless), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950-10-10 Dennis Holmes, American actor (Laramie), born in Encino, California
  • 1950-10-11 Catlin Adams, American actress (Ms Loomis-Square Pegs), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950-10-12 Susan Anton, American actress (Golden Girl, Spring Fever), born in Oak Glen, California
  • 1950-10-30 John Doolittle, American politician (Rep-R-California), born in Glendale, California
  • 1950-10-30 Phil Chenier, American NBA guard (Wash Bullets), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1950-11-04 Markie Post, American actress (Night Court, 1984-92 - "Christine"; There‚Äôs Something About Mary), born in Palo Alto, California (d. 2021)
  • 1950-11-16 David Leisure, American actor (Joe Isuzu, Airplane, Charley-Empty Nest), born in San Diego, California
  • 1950-11-22 (Martina) "Tina" Weymouth, rock bassist (Talking Heads - "Psycho Killer"; Tom Tom Club - "Wordy Rappinghood"), born in Coronado, California
  • 1950-12-13 Heather North, American actress (Barefoot Executive), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1950-12-24 Dana Gioia, American poet, born in Hawthorne, California
  • 1950-12-27 Terry Bozzio, American drummer (Missing Persons; Frank Zappa), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1951-01-08 Paul Dresher, American composer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-01-19 Martha Davis, American rock singer-songwriter (Motels - "Only the Lonely"; "Shame"), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1951-02-10 Roxanne Pulitzer, author (Prize Pulitzer), born in Glendale, California
  • 1951-02-16 William Katt, American actor (Greatest American Hero, Carrie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-02-20 Edward Albert, American actor (Falcon Crest - "Jeff"; Butterflies are Free), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-02-20 Randy California [Wolfe], American guitarist (Spirit - "I Got A Line On You"; "Taurus"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1997)
  • 1951-03-17 Scott Gorham, American rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy - "Jailbreak"; "21 Guns"), born in Glendale, California
  • 1951-04-19 Barry Brown, American actor (Frederick Winterbourne-Daisy Miller), born in San Jose, California (d. 1978)
  • 1951-05-07 Mic Gillette, American trumpet, trombone, and flugelhorn player (Tower of Power, Cold Blood, The Sons of Champlin), born in Oakland, California (d. 2016)
  • 1951-05-23 Judy Rodman, American country singer ("Girls Ride Horses Too"), born in Riverside, California

Sally Ride

1951-05-26 Sally Ride, American astronaut (first American woman to go to space), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)

  • 1951-06-04 Wendy Pini, American comic book writer (Elfquest), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1951-06-13 Howard Leese, American guitarist, record producer, and musical director (Heart), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1951-07-04 Ralph Johnson, American rock drummer (Earth Wind & Fire - "Shining Star"), born in Los Angeles, California

Anjelica Huston

1951-07-08 Anjelica Huston, American actress (Prizzi's Honor, The Addams Family), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1951-07-12 Jamey Sheridan, American actor (Another World), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1951-07-12 Brian Grazer, American film producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-07-17 Lucie Arnaz, American actress (Here's Lucy - "Kim": The Jazz Singer), and singer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-07-22 Tisa Farrow, actress (Zombie, Fingers, Grim Reaper), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-07-29 Deborah Pryor, California, actress (The Godson)/(Rep-R-Ohio)
  • 1951-08-01 Robin Heifetz, American composer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-08-02 Andrew Gold, American singer-songwriter, and record producer ("Lonely Boy"; "Thank You for Being a Friend", born in Burbank, California (d. 2011)
  • 1951-08-20 Greg Bear, American sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Eon, Eternity), born in San Diego, California
  • 1951-08-30 Timothy Bottoms, American actor (Paper Chase, East of Eden), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1951-09-02 Mark Harmon, American actor (St Elsewhere, NCIS), born in Burbank, California
  • 1951-09-15 Pete Carroll, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2013, Seattle Seahawks 2010-20; New York Jets, New England Patriots; USC), born in San Francisco, California

Mark Hamill

1951-09-25 Mark Hamill, American actor (Luke Skywalker-Star Wars), born in Oakland, California

  • 1951-09-28 Christian Marlowe, actor (Bram-Highcliffe Manor), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-10-02 Romina Power, American actress (Justine), Euro-pop singer, and daughter of Tyrone Power and Mexican actress Linda Christian, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-10-08 Jack O'Connell, American politician (Member of the California State Senate), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • 1951-10-12 Ed Royce, American politician (Rep-R-California), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-10-30 Harry Hamlin, American actor (Michael Kuzak-LA Law), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1951-11-02 Kathy Hammond, American athlete (Olympic bronze 400m, silver 4x400m relay 1972), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1951-11-03 Dwight Evans, American baseball right fielder (MLB All-Star 1978, 81, 87; Boston Red Sox), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1951-11-10 Morris Hatalsky, American golfer (4 PGA Tour titles), born in San Diego, California
  • 1951-11-13 Bill Gibson, American rock drummer (Huey Lewis & The News), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1951-11-22 Kent Nagano, American conductor and opera administrator, born in Berkeley, California

Kathryn Bigelow

1951-11-27 Kathryn Bigelow, American director, producer and writer (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty), born in San Carlos, California

  • 1951-12-05 Morgan Brittany [Suzanne Cupito], American actress (Katherine-Dallas), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-12-18 Candice Rialson, American actress (Chatterbox), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1951-12-24 John D'Acquisto, American baseball player, born in San Diego, California
  • 1952-01-03 Jim Ross, American pro wrestling announcer (WWE), born in Fort Bragg, California
  • 1952-01-08 Lauri Walters, American actress (8 is Enough, Harrad Experiment), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1952-01-11 Lee Ritenour, American jazz-fusion guitarist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952-01-12 Walter Mosley, American novelist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952-02-03 Fred Lynn, American baseball outfielder (Boston, California, Baltimore), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952-02-28 Jennie Lynn, actress (Love & Marriage), born in San Diego, California
  • 1952-02-29 Susan Sennett, American actress (Big Bad Mama), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1952-03-02 Laraine Newman, comedienne/actress (Saturday Night Live), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952-03-04 Ronn Moss, actor (Ridge-Bold & Beautiful, Santa Barbara), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952-03-09 William Kirby Cullen, American actor (How the West Was Won), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1952-04-07 Bruce Gary, American rock drummer (The Knack - "My Sharona"), born in Burbank, California (d. 2006)
  • 1952-04-27 Larry Elder, American political commentator, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952-07-02 Johnny Colla, American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1952-07-05 David Dreier, American entrepreneur and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1952-07-14 Jerry Houser, American actor (Slapshot, Summer of '42, Class of '44), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952-07-26 Scott David Cook, CEO (Intuit-Quicken), born in Glendale, California
  • 1952-08-03 Jay North, American actor (Dennis the Menace, Maya), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1952-08-04 Kristoffer Tabori [Siegel], actor (Rappaccini's Daughter), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952-08-13 Herb Ritts, American fashion photographer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2002)
  • 1952-08-23 Dalton Reed, American soul singer, born in Lafayette, Louisiana (d. 1994)
  • 1952-09-27 Del Russel, actor (Richard-Arnie), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1952-10-13 Michael R. Clifford, American astronaut (STS 53, 59, 76), born in Norton AFB, California
  • 1952-10-16 Christopher Cox, (Rep-R-California)
  • 1952-11-02 Kate Linder, American actress (Esther Valentine--Young & Restless), born in Pasadena, California

Larry Fink

1952-11-02 Larry Fink [Laurence Douglas Fink], American chairman and CEO of BlackRock, born in Los Angeles, California

Bill Walton

1952-11-05 Bill Walton, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (NBA C'ship 1977, 1986; NBA Finals MVP 1977; Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics), born in La Mesa, California

  • 1952-12-12 Cathy Rigby (McCoy), American gymnast (Olympics, 1968 & 1972), stage actress (Peter Pan), and sports commentator, born in Long Beach, California
  • 1953-01-05 Steve Archer, American singer (The Archers), born in Mojave, California
  • 1953-01-19 Desi Arnaz Jr., American actor (Here's Lucy - "Craig"; Fakeout; Joyride), and musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953-01-23 Antonio Villaraigosa [Villar], Hispanic-American politician (Mayor of Los Angeles, 2005-13; California Assemblyman, 1994-2000), born in East Los Angeles, California
  • 1953-02-06 Susie Hutchison, American equestrian show jumper (Olymp-96), born in Flintridge, California
  • 1953-02-07 Dan Quisenberry, American MLB player (5-time AL saves leader), born in Santa Monica, California, (d. 1998)
  • 1953-02-11 Philip Anglim, American actor (Dane-Thorn Birds), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1953-02-12 Joanna Kerns [de Varona], actress (Maggie-Growing Pains), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1953-02-16 Roberta Williams, video game designer (Mystery House, Sierra Entertainment), born in La Verne, California
  • 1953-02-26 Bree Walker, American news anchor (WNBC TV, KNBC TV), born in Oakland, California
  • 1953-03-04 Kay Lenz, American actress (Moving Violations, Rich Man Poor Man), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953-03-13 Deborah Raffin, actress (Ransom, Demon, 40 Carats), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953-03-31 Sean Hopper, American rock keyboardist (Huey Lewis & The News - "The Power Of Love"), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1953-04-21 Ed Fiori, American golfer (4 PGA Tour titles), 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, American singer and bassist (Mr Mister- "Broken Wings"; "Kyrie"), born in Keokuk, Iowa
  • 1953-05-17 George Johnson, rocker (Brothers Johnson), born in Los Angeles, California

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