Californian History (Part 15)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1401 - 1,500 of 3,058

  • 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, American PhD, and 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

Kris Jenner

1955-11-05 Kris Jenner, American businesswoman and 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

Eddie Murray

1956-02-24 Eddie Murray, American MLB Hall of Fame 1st baseman, 8x All-star, 3x Golden Glove (Baltimore Orioles, 1977-88 & 96; L.A. Dodgers, 1989-91 & 97, and three other teams), born in Los Angeles, California

Bryan 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
  • 1956-05-22 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

Chris Isaak

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

  • 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

Tom Hanks

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

  • 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

Maureen 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"; "If I Could Turn Back Time"), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1956-09-23 Maren Jensen, American actress (Battlestar Galactica - "Athena"), born in Arcadia, California
  • 1956-10-13 Chris Carter, American television producer (The X-Files), born in Bellflower, California

Carrie 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)

  • 1956-10-25 Danny Gans, American entertainer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2009)
  • 1956-10-26 Rita Wilson, American actress, singer, and film producer, 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)
  • 1956-11-05 Jeff Watson, American rock guitarist (Night Ranger, 1982–89 & 1996–2007 - "Sister Christain"), 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], American 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 country 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 rock guitarist (R.E.M. - 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

Nancy Lopez

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

  • 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 film score 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 (The Young and The Restless - "John Silva"), born in Mesa, 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 Sinjin Smith, American beach volleyballer (Men's FIVB Beach Volley World Tour Winner 1989-92 [Randy Stoklos], born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957-05-14 Big Van Vader [Leon White], 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 journalist (Rolling Stone), film director (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire), and screenwriter (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in Palm Springs, California
  • 1957-07-21 Jon Lovitz, American actor (SNL: League of Their Own: The Critic), born in Tarzana, California
  • 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 Brad Stephen "Taylor" Negron, American actor and writer (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Easy Money), born in Glendale, California (d. 2015)
  • 1957-08-01 Laura Johnson, American actress (Falcon Crest), born in Burbank, California
  • 1957-08-19 Darby Hinton, American actor (Daniel Boone - "Israel"; Days Of Our Lives - "Ian"), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1957-08-20 Mike Dodd, American beach volleyballer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Manhattan Beach, California
  • 1957-08-24 Jeffrey Daniel, American dancer and singer (Shalamar), born in Los Angeles, California [some sources give year as 1955]
  • 1957-08-28 Rick Rossovich, American actor (Top Gun, Roxanne, ER), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1957-08-31 Tom Candiotti, American MLB pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • 1957-09-02 Steve Porcaro, American rock keyboardist and vocalist (Toto, 1977-87, 2010-19 - "Rosanna"; "Africa"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957-09-14 Tim Wallach, American MLB player (Montreal Expos 1980-1992), born in Huntington Park, California
  • 1957-09-22 Phil Blackmar, American golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in San Diego, California
  • 1957-10-08 James DePaiva, American actor (Max Holden-One Life to Live), born in Livermore, California
  • 1957-10-15 Stacy Peralta, American film director (Dogtown and Z-Boys), born in Venice, California
  • 1957-11-12 Gail Castro, American WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1991, Olympics 1996), born in Glendale, California
  • 1957-11-24 Chris Hayes, American rock guitarist (Huey Lewis & The News, 1980-2001 - “I Want A New Drug”), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1957-11-24 Denise Crosby, actress (Tasha-Star Trek: Next Gen), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1957-12-12 Sheila E.[scovedo], American singer, drummer and percussionist (Krush Grove, Holly Rock), born in Oakland, California
  • 1957-12-21 Lisa Gerritsen [Leisa Orszag], American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show & Phyllis - "Bess"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958-01-11 Vicki Peterson, rock guitarist/vocalist (Bangles - "Manic Monday"), born in Los Angeles, California

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Famous Deaths