Californian History (Part 16)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1501 - 1,600 of 3,114

  • 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 director (Dogtown and Z-Boys), born in Venice, California
  • 1957-11-12 Gail Castro, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1991, Olympics 1996), born in Glendale, California
  • 1957-11-24 Chris Hayes, California, rock guitarist (Huey Lewis & The News)
  • 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, American actress (Bess-The Mary Tyler Moore Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958-01-11 Vicki Peterson, rock guitarist/vocalist (Bangles), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958-01-19 Thomas Kinkade, American painter, born in Sacramento, California (d. 2012)
  • 1958-01-20 Lorenzo Lamas, American actor (Lance-Falcon Crest, California Fever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958-01-29 Judy Norton-Taylor, American actress (Mary Ellen - The Waltons), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1958-02-06 Barry Miller, American actor (Fame, Peggy Sue Got Married), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958-02-07 Michele Drake, playmate (May, 1979), born in La Jolla, California
  • 1958-02-12 Ingrid Klich, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Whittier, California
  • 1958-02-21 Alan Trammell, infielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Garden Grove, California
  • 1958-02-26 Jeff Fithian, American actor (Trevor Nash-Please Don't Eat the Daisies), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1958-02-26 Joe Fithian, American actor (Tracey Nash-Please Don't Eat the Daisies), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1958-03-19 Andy Reid, American NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles 1999–2012; Kansas City Chiefs 2013–20), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958-03-21 Brad Hall, comedian (SNL), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1958-03-29 Victor Salva, American film director (Jeepers Creepers), born in Martinez, California
  • 1958-04-05 Cammie Lusko, Guinness' World Strongest Woman, born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestChrista Johnson

1958-04-25 Christa Johnson, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1997), born in Arcata, California

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • 1958-04-29 Eve Plumb, actress (Jan-Brady Bunch, I'm Gonna Get You Sucka), born in Burbank, California
  • 1958-04-29 Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress (Scarface, Batman Returns, Hairspray), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1958-05-10 Ellen Ochoa, PhD/Astronaut (STS 56, 66), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958-05-20 Mike Engleman, Sonoma California, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1958-05-30 Ted McGinley, actor (Love Boat, MWC, Dynasty), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1958-06-01 Michael Landau, American session musician, engineer, and record producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958-06-27 Jeffrey Lee Pierce, American singer and songwriter (The Gun Club), born in Montebello, California (d. 1996)
  • 1958-06-27 Robert Newman, American actor (Joshua Lewis-Guiding Light), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958-07-13 Joy Scott, American jockey, born in California
  • 1958-07-19 David Robertson, American symphony orchestra conductor, born in Malibu, California
  • 1958-08-08 Harry Crosby, actor (Friday the 13th), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958-08-17 Belinda Carlisle, American singer (Go-Gos, Heaven on Earth), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1958-08-18 Madeleine Stowe, American actress (Tropical Snow, Bad Girls), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestTim Burton

1958-08-25 Tim Burton, American film director (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands), born in Burbank, California

Film Director Tim Burton
Film Director
Tim Burton
  • 1958-09-11 Roxann Dawson, American actress (B'Elanna Torres-Star Trek: Voyager), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958-09-15 Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (Wanna Hold Your Hand, Bossom Buddies, Back to the Future), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2005)
  • 1958-09-16 Jennifer Tilly, American actress (Let it Ride, Off Beat, Psycho II), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958-09-26 Darby Crash [Jan Paul Beahm], American punk rocker (Germs), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1980)
  • 1958-09-27 Shaun Cassidy, American actor/singer (Hardy Boys, Breaking Away), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958-10-01 Michelle Bauer [Medvitz], California, actress (One Million Heels BC)
  • 1958-10-16 Tim Robbins, actor (Bull Durham, The Shawshank Redemption), born in West Covina, California
  • 1958-10-20 Eric Scott, actor (Ben in The Waltons), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1958-10-30 Kevin Pollak, American comedian (Usual Suspects, Grumpy Old Men), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1958-11-02 Willie McGee, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1983, 85, 87-88; NL MVP 1985; St Louis Cardinals), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1958-11-03 Derrike Cope, American auto racer and team owner (Daytona 500 1990), born in San Diego, California
  • 1958-11-07 Lori Saldaña, American politician (California State Assembly), born in San Diego, California
  • 1958-11-12 Megan Mullally, American actress (Will & Grace), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958-11-15 Marty Davis, American tennis star, born in San Jose, California

Person of interestJamie Lee Curtis

1958-11-22 Jamie Lee Curtis, American actress (Halloween, True Lies), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1958-11-27 Julia Celotto, American WPVA volleyballer (Santa Cruz/Pismo-9th-1994), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestDave Righetti

1958-11-28 Dave Righetti, American baseball pitcher (Yankees, Giants) and coach, born in San Jose, California

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • 1958-11-30 Stacey Q [Stacey Lynn Swain], American singer (Two of Hearts), born in Fullerton, California
  • 1958-12-01 Charlene Tilton, American actress (Lucy Ewing - Dallas), born in San Diego, California
  • 1958-12-02 Randy Gardner, American pairs figure skater (World C'ships gold [with Tai Babilonia] 1979; US C'ships 1976–1980), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958-12-09 Rikk Agnew, American guitarist (The Adolescents), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1958-12-11 Nikki Sixx [Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr.], American musician (Mötley Crüe), born in San Jose, California
  • 1959-01-20 Lea Antonoplis, American tennis player, born in West Covina, California
  • 1959-01-20 Bernard Tyson, American healthcare advocate & 1st African American CEO of Kaiser Permanente, born in San Francisco Bay Area, California
  • 1959-01-23 Tyrone Power Jr., American actor (Shag), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1959-01-27 Patti Cohoon, actress (Molly-Here Come the Brides), born in Whittier, California
  • 1959-02-01 Mike Horan, American NFL punter (Pro Bowl 1988; All-Pro 1988, Denver Broncos; Super Bowl 1999, St. Louis Rams), born in Orange, California
  • 1959-02-22 Susan Benjamin, American actress (Tracy-Accidental Family), born in San Marino, California
  • 1959-03-15 Eliot Teltscher, California, tennis player (US Davis Cup team)
  • 1959-04-02 Brian Goodell, American swimmer (Olympic gold 400m WR 3:51.93, 1500m WR 15:02.40 1976), born in Stockton, California
  • 1959-04-16 Anne Kursinski, American equestrian show jumper (Olympic silver 1996), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1959-04-16 Scott McKinsey, American television director, born in California
  • 1959-04-20 Clint Howard, American actor (Gentle Ben), born in Burbank, California
  • 1959-06-04 Paul Taylor, American rocker (Winger-17), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1959-06-12 Jenilee Harrison, American actress (Cindy-3's Company, Dallas), born in Glendale, California
  • 1959-06-15 Eileen Davidson, Artesia California, actress (Kristen-Days of our Life)
  • 1959-07-03 Stephen Pearcy, American heavy metal vocalist (RATT-Round & Round), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1959-07-07 Ben Linder, American engineer, born in California (d. 1987)
  • 1959-08-14 Marcia Gay Harden, American actress, born in La Jolla, California
  • 1959-08-22 Denise Curry, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1984; World C'ship gold 1979, 83), born in Fort Benton, Montana
  • 1959-08-29 Rebecca De Mornay, American actress (Hand that Rocks Cradle), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • 1959-09-14 Mary Crosby, American actress (Kristin-Dallas, Ice Pirates), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1959-09-28 Todd Worrell, American baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Arcadia, California
  • 1959-10-05 Troy Luccketta, American rock drummer (Tesla-Psychotic Supper), born in Lodi, California
  • 1959-10-08 Mike Morgan, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Tulare, California
  • 1959-10-08 Tony Eason, American football quarterback (New England Patriots), born in Blythe, California
  • 1959-10-12 Anna Escobedo Cabral, 42nd Treasurer of the United States, born in San Bernardino, California

Person of interestWeird Al Yankovic

1959-10-23 Weird Al Yankovic [Alfred Matthew], American parody singer (Eat It, UHF, Naked Gun), born in Downey, California

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 1959-11-13 Rosie Jones, American golfer (13 LPGA Tour titles), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1959-11-16 Corey Pavin, American golfer (US Open 1995; 15 PGA Tour titles), born in Oxnard, California
  • 1959-11-17 William R. Moses, American actor (Cole-Falcon Crest), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1959-12-05 Nikki Gianulias, American ten-pin bowler (LPBT Rookie of Year 1979), born in Vallejo, California
  • 1959-12-05 Connie Needham Newton, American actress (Eight is Enough, Fame), born in Anaheim, California
  • 1959-12-13 John Whitaker, American actor (Family Affair, Snowball Expr), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1959-12-13 Marianne Gravatte, American model and Playboy playmate (Oct, 1982, 1983 Playmate of the Year), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1959-12-21 Florence Griffith Joyner, American sprinter (3 x Olympic gold 1988), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • 1959-12-27 Mary Holland, WPVA volleyballer, born in San Diego, California
  • 1959-12-28 Phil Abrams, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1959-12-31 Val Kilmer, American actor (Top Secret, Top Gun, Willow), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960-01-07 Loretta Sanchez, American politician, born in Lynwood, California
  • 1960-01-17 John Crawford, American bass (Berlin-You Take My Breath Away), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1960-01-26 Jeanette Bolden, American 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestGreg Louganis

1960-01-29 Greg Louganis, American diver (Olympic gold 10m & 3m springboard 1984, 88), born in San Diego, California


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