Californian History (Part 15)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1401 - 1,500 of 3,131

  • 1955-06-07 Joey Scarbury, American singer (Greatest American Hero), 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
  • 1955-07-03 Matt Keough, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1978; Oakland A's), born in Pomona, California (d. 2020)
  • 1955-07-03 Marc Bonilla, American guitarist (Keith Emerson Band), born in Contra Costa, California
  • 1955-08-08 Branscombe Richmond, American actor (Renegade, Commando), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955-08-15 Larry Mathews, actor (Ritchie-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in Burbank, California
  • 1955-08-17 Kevin Welch, California, country songwriter/actor (Thing Called Love)
  • 1955-08-29 Diamanda Gal├ís, Greek-American composer, born in San Diego, California
  • 1955-09-17 Scott Simpson, American golfer (US Open 1987; 7 PGA Tour titles), born in San Diego, California
  • 1955-09-18 Bob Papenbrook, American voice actor, born in San Diego, California (d. 2006)
  • 1955-09-29 Vicki Fergon, American golfer (first woman to win on all 3 LPGA-affiliated tours), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1955-10-17 Sam Bottoms, actor (Prime Risk, Savages), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1955-10-26 Stephen K Robinson, PhD/astronaut (STS 85, sk:95), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1955-10-27 Debra Bowen, American politician, 31st Secretary of State of California (2007-15), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • 1955-11-02 Mark Reynolds, American yachtsman (Olympic gold, Star class 1992, 2000), born in San Diego, California
  • 1955-11-05 Kris Jenner, American TV personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in San Diego, California
  • 1955-11-26 Bob Walk, American baseball player, born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1955-12-02 Dennis Christopher, American actor (Breaking Away, California Dreaming), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-12-24 Grand L. Bush, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1956-01-03 Willy T. Ribbs, American auto racer (first African-American to drive in Indianapolis 500), born in San Jose, California
  • 1956-01-09 Kimberly Beck Hilton, American actress (Kim-Peyton Place), born in Glendale, California
  • 1956-01-17 Mitch Vogel, American actor (Jamie-Bonanza), born in Alhambra, California

Person of interestEddie Murray

1956-02-24 Eddie Murray, 1st baseman (Orioles, Dodgers, Cleveland Indians), born in Los Angeles, California

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray

Person of interestBryan Cranston

1956-03-07 Bryan Cranston, American actor (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle), born in Canoga Park, California

  • 1956-03-27 Brian Kelly, American CFL wide receiver (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Arcadia, California
  • 1956-04-15 Michael Cooper, American NBA star (LA Lakers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1956-04-17 Pillow [Theresa Jean Bell], American bodybuilder (Gold Classic 1983)
  • 1956-04-18 Melody Thomas Scott, American actress (Nikki-Young & Restless), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1956-05-08 Jeff Madrigali, soling sailor (Olymp-bronze-96), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • 1956-05-22 Douglas Heyes Jr., American actor (Captains & Kings, Aspen), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1956-06-01 Robin Mattson, actress (Janet Green-All My Children), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestChris Isaak

1956-06-26 Chris Isaak, American rock singer-songwriter (Wicked Game), born in Stockton, California

Singer Chris Isaak
Singer
Chris Isaak
  • 1956-07-01 Lorna Patterson, American actress (Airplane, Pvt Benjamin), born in Whittier, California
  • 1956-07-05 James Lofton, American NFL wide receiver (Bills, Packers, Raiders), born in Fort Ord, California
  • 1956-07-08 Millard Frank Hampton, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Fresno, California

Person of interestTom Hanks

1956-07-09 Tom Hanks, American actor (Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, Philadelphia), born in Concord, California

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
  • 1956-07-10 Tom McClintock, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in White Plains, New York
  • 1956-07-13 Bill Caudill, American MLB reliever (All Star 1984), born in Santa Monica, California

Person of interestMaureen McCormick

1956-08-05 Maureen McCormick, American actress (Marcia-Brady Bunch), born in Encino, California

  • 1956-08-06 Stepfanie Kramer, American actress (Claudia-We Got it Made, Hunter), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1956-08-07 Kent Rominger, American astronaut (STS 73, 80, 85), born in Del Norte, California
  • 1956-08-18 John Debney, American composer, born in Glendale, California
  • 1956-09-07 Diane Warren, American songwriter (Music of My Heart), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1956-09-23 Maren Jensen, Arcadia California, actress (Athena-Battlestar Galactica)
  • 1956-10-13 Chris Carter, American television producer (The X-Files), born in Bellflower, California

Person of interestCarrie Fisher

1956-10-21 Carrie Fisher, American actress (Princess Leia in Star Wars, When Harry Met Sally...) and writer (Postcards from the Edge), born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 2016)

Actress Carrie Fisher
Actress
Carrie Fisher
  • 1956-10-25 Danny Gans, American entertainer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2009)
  • 1956-10-26 Rita Wilson, American actress and singer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1956-10-27 Jaq D. Hawkins, British author, occultist and lecturer, born in California
  • 1956-11-03 Bob Welch, American baseball pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1990; Oakland A's; World Series 1981, 89, 2001), born in Seal Beach, California (d. 2014)
  • 1956-11-04 Jeff Watson, American rock guitarist (Night Ranger), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1956-11-19 Glynnis O'Connor, American actress (California Dreaming, Ode to Billy Joe), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956-11-20 Bo Derek, [Mary Collins], actress (10, Tarzan the Ape Man), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1956-11-21 Terri Welles [Knepper], American playboy model (Dec 1980, Playmate of the Year 1981), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1956-11-28 Kristine Arnold, American singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo-Midnight Girl), born in Torrance, California
  • 1956-12-03 Hart Bochner, actor and director (Rich & Famous), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1956-12-06 Peter Buck, American pop guitarist (REM-Murmur), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1956-12-06 Randy Rhoads, American heavy metal guitarist (Quiet Riot), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 1982)
  • 1956-12-18 T. K. Carter, American actor (Mike-Punky Brewster, Just our Luck), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestNancy Lopez

1957-01-06 Nancy Lopez, American golfer (3 major titles, 48 LPGA Tour wins), born in Torrance, California

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1957-01-07 Kristen Meadows, American actress (Santa Barbara), born in Ventura, California
  • 1957-01-12 John Lasseter, American animation director (Pixar), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1957-01-13 Christina Seufert, Sacraento California, diver (Olympic bronze 1984)
  • 1957-01-31 Shirley Babashoff, American swimmer (Olympics-6 silver/2 gold-72, 76), born in Whittier, California
  • 1957-02-01 Donna Adamek, American tenpin bowler (BWAA Woman of Year 1978-81), born in Duarte, California
  • 1957-02-06 Kathy Najimy, American actress & activist (Sister Act, Veronica's Closet), born in San Diego, California
  • 1957-02-13 Denise Austin, US fitness instructor & author, born in San Pedro, California
  • 1957-02-19 Dave "Smoke" Stewart, American pitcher (Oakland Athletic), born in Oakland, California
  • 1957-03-08 Ruth Wysocki, American 800m/1500m runner, born in Alhambra, California
  • 1957-03-09 Mark Mancina, American composer (Speed, Bad Boys, Moana), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1957-03-13 Steve Lake, American baseball player, born in Inglewood, California
  • 1957-03-20 Theresa Russell, [Paup], actress (Black Widow, Razor's Edge), born in San Diego, California
  • 1957-03-31 Marc McClure, San Mateo California, actor (Ross-California Fever)
  • 1957-04-11 John Castellanos, American actor (John Silva-Young & Restless), born in San Diego, California
  • 1957-04-21 Jesse Orosco, pitcher (NY Mets, Orioles, Dodgers), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1957-05-01 Paul D Ronney, ScD/astronaut (STS 83 alt), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957-05-07 [Christopher St John] "Sinjin" Smith, volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957-05-14 Leon White [Big Van Vader], American professional wrestler (WWF, AJPW), born in Lynwood, California (d. 2018)
  • 1957-05-28 Walter R. Tucker III, American politician (Rep-D-California 1993-95), born in Compton, California
  • 1957-06-17 Jon Gries, American actor (Napoleon Dynamite), born in Glendale, California
  • 1957-06-28 Mike Skinner, American racecar driver, born in Susanville, California
  • 1957-07-03 Faye Resnick, American TV personality and author (Nicole Brown Simpson-Private Diary), born in Brentwood, California
  • 1957-07-06 Mario Martinez, US Olympic weightlifter (Olympic-4th-1988), born in Salinas, California
  • 1957-07-07 Jonathan Dayton, American film director, born in Alameda County, California
  • 1957-07-09 Kelly McGillis, American actress (Top Gun, Accused, Witness), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1957-07-09 Tim Kring, American writer and producer, born in El Dorado County, California
  • 1957-07-10 Cindy Sheehan, American anti-war and political activist, born in Inglewood, California
  • 1957-07-13 Cameron Crowe, American director, screenwriter, journalist (Rolling Stone), author, and actor (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire, Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in Palm Springs, California
  • 1957-07-21 Jon Lovitz, Tarzana California, actor (SNL, League of their Own, Critic)
  • 1957-07-22 Dave Stieb, American MLB pitcher (7-time All Star, Blue Jays), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1957-07-26 Hart Hanson, American television writer and producer, born in Burlingame, California
  • 1957-07-30 Bill Cartwright, American basketball center, coach (3-time NBA champion, Chicago Bulls), born in Lodi, California
  • 1957-07-31 Dirk Blocker, American actor (Ryan's Four, Brooklyn Nine Nine), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957-08-01 Laura Johnson, American actress (Falcon Crest), born in Burbank, California
  • 1957-08-01 Brad Stephen "Taylor" Negron, American actor and writer (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Easy Money), born in Glendale, California (d. 2015)

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