Californian History (Part 14)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 3,114

  • 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), born in Keokuk, Iowa
  • 1953-05-17 George Johnson, rocker (Brothers Johnson), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953-05-17 Kathleen Sullivan, American newscaster (ABC-TV, CBS Morning Show), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1953-05-25 Rich Alves, American singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake), born in Pleasanton, California

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 Stadler, American golfer (US 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, American politician (Rep-R-California 1993-), born in Corona, California
  • 1953-06-20 Raúl Ramírez, Mexican tennis player, born in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
  • 1953-06-29 Don Dokken, American heavy metal rocker (Dokken-Alone Again), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953-06-30 Hal Lindes, American-English rocker (Dire Straits), born in Monterey, California
  • 1953-07-24 Jon Faddis, American jazz trumpeter and educator, born in Oakland, California
  • 1953-08-02 Butch Patrick [Patrick Alan Lilley], American actor (Real McCoys, Eddie-Munsters), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1953-08-14 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic; Apollo 13; Avatar), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1953-08-31 Marcia Clark [Kleks], LA DA (O.J. Simpson Case), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1953-09-07 Ben Bossi, American rock saxophonist (Romeo Void), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1953-09-10 Amy Irving, American actress (Yentl, Carrie, Crossing Delancy), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1953-09-13 Taryn Power, American actress and the youngest 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
  • 1953-10-09 Hank Pfister, American tennis star, born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1953-10-16 Tony Carey, American rock keyboardist, and singer-songwriter (Rainbow; Planet P Project), born in Watsonville, 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
  • 1953-10-30 Charles Martin Smith, American actor (American Graffiti, Never Cry Wolf), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1953-11-01 Michael Zaslow, American actor (One Life to Live, Guiding Light), born in Inglewood, California (d. 1998)
  • 1953-11-30 Shuggie Otis, American singer-songwriter, born in Los Angeles California
  • 1953-12-06 Gary Ward, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953-12-11 Peter Isacksen, American actor (CPO Sharkey, Jessie), born in Fullerton, California
  • 1953-12-13 Thomas E. Sanders, American aerial cameraman (Living Daylights), born in San Pedro, California (d. 2017)
  • 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
  • 1953-12-29 Kate Schmidt, American javelin thrower (Olympic bronze 1972, 76; WR 69.32m 1977), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1954-01-13 Vicki McCarty, American author (Girlfriend's Guide to) Playboy playmate (Sep, 1979), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-01-17 Janet Dykman, American archer (Olympics 1996), born in Monterey Park California
  • 1954-01-19 Katey Sagal, American actress & singer-songwriter (Peggy Bundy-Married With Children), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-01-19 Steve DeBerg, American NFL quarterback (Broncos, Chiefs, Bucs, 49ers), born in Oakland, 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
  • 1954-02-01 Chuck Dukowski, American musician (Black Flag), born in Long Beach, 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, American country singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo - "Midnight Girl"), born in Torrance, California
  • 1954-03-16 Nancy Wilson, rock guitarist (Heart - "Baracuda"; "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, American drummer/percussionist (Toto - "Roxanna"; "Africa"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-04-05 Stan Ridgway, American singer-songwriter (Wall Of Voodoo), born in Barstow, California
  • 1954-04-17 Kim Tyler, American actor (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
  • 1954-05-22 Aaron Rapoport, American photographer (music album covers), born in San Mateo County, 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]
  • 1954-06-25 David Paich, American rock keyboardist (Toto-Africa), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-07-31 Flo Hyman, American volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in Inglewood, California (d. 1986)
  • 1954-08-02 James Charles Kopp, American citizen who murdered Barnett Slepian, born in Pasadena, California
  • 1954-08-21 Steve Smith, rock drummer (Journey), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-09-06 Patrick O'Hearn, American rock bassist (Missing Persons), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-09-07 Corbin Bernsen, North actor (Arnie Becker-LA Law), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1954-09-08 Clayton Norcross, American actor (Bold & Beautiful, Colbys, Santa Barbara), born in Arcadia, California
  • 1954-09-20 Brinke Stevens [Charlene Brinkman], American actress (Slumber Party Massacre), born in San Diego, California
  • 1954-09-26 Craig Chaquico, American rock guitarist (Jefferson Starship), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1954-09-30 Barry Williams, actor (Greg-Brady Bunch), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1954-09-30 Patrice Rushen, jazz and R&B pianist and singer and songwriter (Forget Me Nots), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-10-02 Lani O'Grady, American actress (Mary-8 is Enough), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • 1954-10-03 Dennis Eckersley, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1992; AL MVP 1992; Oakland A's), born in Oakland, California
  • 1954-10-08 Michael Dudikoff, American actor (American Ninja, TRON), born in Redondo Beach, California
  • 1954-10-24 Doug Davidson, American actor (Paul Williams-Young & Restless), born in Glendale, California
  • 1954-10-24 Brad Sherman, American politician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-11-03 Kevin P Chilton, American General, test pilot and NASA astronaut (STS 49, 59, 76), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-11-10 Mario Cipollina, American rock bassist (Huey Lewis & The News), born in San Rafael, California
  • 1954-11-19 Kathleen Quinlan, California, actress (Never Promised You a Rose Garden)
  • 1954-11-20 Steve Dahl, American radio host, Chicago's anti-disco DJ (WLS-FM), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1954-12-12 Liz Claman, American television anchor (Countdown to the Closing Bell), born in Beverly Hills, California
  • 1954-12-23 Brian Teacher, American tennis player (Australian Open 1980), born in San Diego, California
  • 1954-12-29 Roger Voudouris, American singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Get Used To It"), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2003)
  • 1955-01-12 Rockne S. O'Bannon, American screenwriter, born in Los Angeles, 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, American 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1972), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955-01-19 Paul Rodriguez, Mexican-born actor & comedian, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955-02-05 Debra Jo Fondren, American model & actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955-02-08 Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart, American professional wrestler (WWF/WCW/NJPW/CWFI/Calgary), born in Montebello, California (d. 2018)

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
  • 1955-04-09 Kate Heyhoe, American editor and food writer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955-04-13 Louis Johnson, American rock bassist and vocalist (Brothers Johnson), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1955-04-26 Mike Scott, American baseball player (3× All-Star), born in Santa Monica, 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-songwriter ("Theme from The Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not)"), born in Ontario, California
  • 1955-06-14 Kim Lankford, American actress (Gingers-Knots Landing), born in Montebello, California
  • 1955-06-14 Michael D. Duvall, American politician (Member of the California State Assembly from the 72nd district), born in Alameda County, California
  • 1955-06-21 Leigh McCloskey, American actor (Dallas, Executive Suite, Gen Hosp), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955-06-24 Loren Roberts, American golfer (British Senior Open 2006, 09; US Open 1994 runner-up), born in San Luis Obispo, California
  • 1955-06-25 Michael Sabatino, American actor (Days of Our Life, Bold & Beautiful), born in Venice, California
  • 1955-06-29 Terence M. O'Sullivan, American labor union activist who is president of the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), born in San Francisco, California

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Famous Deaths