Californian History (Part 15)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1401 - 1,500 of 3,092

  • 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, American country songwriter/actor (Thing Called Love), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1955-08-29 Diamanda Gal├ís, Greek-American pianist, singer and composer (Masque of the Red Death), 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, 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
  • 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, 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

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; If I Could Turn Back Time), 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, 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), 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

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 (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 who won two world championships, 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 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, 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 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)
  • 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
  • 1957-08-28 Rick Rossovich, American actor (Top Gun, Roxanne, ER), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1957-08-31 Tom Candiotti, pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • 1957-09-02 Steve Porcaro, rock keyboards/vocalist (Toto-Roseanna, 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

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Famous Deaths