Californian History (Part 13)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 3,113


Person of interestSteve 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

Co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak
Co-founder of Apple
Steve Wozniak
  • 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
  • 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 (Christine-Night Court), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1950-11-16 David Leisure, American actor (Joe Isuzu, Airplane, Charley-Empty Nest), born in San Diego, California
  • 1950-11-22 [Ma]Tina Weymouth, rock bassist (Talking Heads-& She Was), 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, actor (Jeff-Falcon Crest, Butterflies are Free), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-02-20 Randy California [Wolfe], American guitarist (Spirit), 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 brass player (Tower of Power, Cold Blood, The Sons of Champlin), born in Oakland, California (d. 2016)
  • 1951-05-23 Judy Rodman, country singer (Girls Ride Horses Too), born in Riverside, California

Person of interestSally Ride

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

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride
  • 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

Person of interestAnjelica Huston

1951-07-08 Anjelica Huston, American actress (Prizzi's Honor, The Adams 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 and singer (Here's Lucy-Kim: The Jazz 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 rocker (Lonely Boy), 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

Person of interestMark 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, daughter of Tyrone Power and actress (Justine), 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

Person of interestKathryn Bigelow

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

Director Kathryn Bigelow
Director
Kathryn Bigelow
  • 1951-12-05 Morgan Brittany [Suzanne Cupito], American actress (Katherine-Dallas), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-12-18 Candice Rialson, 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
  • 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, 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

Person of interestLarry Fink

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

Chairman and CEO of BlackRock Larry Fink
Chairman and CEO of BlackRock
Larry Fink

Person of interestBill 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

NBA Center and Television Sportscaster Bill Walton
NBA Center and Television Sportscaster
Bill Walton
  • 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 (Craig-Here's Lucy, Fakeout, Joyride) & musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953-01-23 Antonio Villaraigosa, Hispanic-American 52nd Mayor of Los Angeles, 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, 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

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