Californian History (Part 17)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1601 - 1,700 of 3,131

  • 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
  • 1960-01-29 Greg Louganis, American diver (Olympic gold 10m & 3m springboard 1984, 88), born in San Diego, California
  • 1960-01-30 Tony O'Dell, American actor (Alan Pinkard-Head of the Class), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1960-01-31 Elaine Roque, American beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1960-02-08 Linda Fratianne, figure skater (Olympic silver 1980), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960-02-13 Kelly McCormick, US diver (Olympic silver 1984), born in Anaheim, California
  • 1960-02-14 Meg Tilly, Canadian–American actress (Big Chill, Impulse), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960-02-15 Jeanne Goldsmith, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1987), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960-03-10 Linda Jezek, California, backstroke swimmer (Pan Am Gold-1979)
  • 1960-03-13 Joe Ranft, American screenwriter and animator (Toy Story, Cars), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2005)
  • 1960-03-26 Marcus Allen, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1981, USC; Super Bowl MVP 1984, LA Raiders; 6 x Pro Bowl), born in San Diego, California
  • 1960-03-30 Bill Johnson, alpine skier (first American to win alpine Olympic gold - 1984), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1960-03-31 Anne Howard, actress (Nicole Love-Another World), born in San Diego, California

Person of interestBrad Garrett

1960-04-14 Brad Garrett [Brad H. Gerstenfeld], American actor and comedian (Everybody Loves Raymond), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1960-04-29 Bill Glasson, American golfer (7 PGA Tour titles), born in Fresno, California
  • 1960-05-09 Tony Gwynn, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (8-time NL batting champion), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)
  • 1960-05-13 Shannon Vessup-Millen, WPVA volleyballer (National-9th-1991), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960-05-20 Tony Goldwyn, actor (Ghost, Kuffs, Traces of Red), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960-06-14 Tonie Campbell, 100m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960-06-17 Thomas Haden Church, American actor (Sideways), born in Yolo, California
  • 1960-06-19 Johnny Lee Gray, Jr, American 800m runner (Olympic 7th 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960-06-22 Colleen Devine, actress (Irreconcilable Differences), born in San Gabriel, California
  • 1960-06-24 Juli Inkster, American golfer (7 LPGA major titles; US Open 1999, 2002), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • 1960-07-15 Willie Aames, actor (8 is Enough, Paradise, Zapped), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1960-07-16 Terry Pendleton, American baseball infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960-07-18 Anne-Marie Johnson, American actress (In the Heat of the Night), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960-07-21 Lance Guest, Saratoga California, actor (Lance-Lou Grant)
  • 1960-07-28 Jonathan Gold, American food critic who was the first in his field to win a Pulitzer Prize, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2018)
  • 1960-08-02 Apollonia [Patricia Kotero], American actress (Purple Rain), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1960-08-04 Robbin Crosby, American heavy metal rock guitarist and vocalist (Ratt-Round & Round), born in La Jolla, California (d. 2002)
  • 1960-08-15 Maureen "Peanut" Louie Harper, tennis player (Denver-1985), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1960-08-16 Timothy Hutton, American actor (Turk 182, Ordinary People), born in Malibu, California

Person of interestSean Penn

1960-08-17 Sean Penn, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in Santa Monica, California

Actor and Political Activist Sean Penn
Actor and Political Activist
Sean Penn
  • 1960-08-23 Rodney Alan Greenblat, American graphic artist, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1960-08-24 Steven Lindsey, U.S. Air Force officer and NASA astronaut (STS 87, sk:95), born in Temple City, California
  • 1960-08-27 Damon Keeve, heavyweight (209+ lbs) judoka (Olympics 1992, 96), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1960-10-18 Erin Moran, American actress (Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi), born in Burbank, California (d. 2017)
  • 1960-10-24 B.D. Wong, American actor (M. Butterfly), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1960-10-25 Tom Eplin, American actor (Jake McKinnon-Another World), born in Hayward, California
  • 1960-10-27 Tom Nieto, American baseball player, born in Downey, California
  • 1960-10-31 Janice Harrer, American WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1989, Olympics 1996), born in Torrance, California
  • 1960-11-06 Lance Kerwin, American actor (Salem's Lot, Enemy Mine, Outbreak), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1960-11-10 Dan Hawkins, American college football coach (University of Colorado 2006-10), born in Fall River Mills, California

Person of interestRuPaul

1960-11-17 RuPaul [Andre Charles], American drag queen, actor, singer and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in San Diego, California

Actor, Singer and Drag Queen RuPaul
Actor, Singer and Drag Queen
RuPaul
  • 1960-12-05 Jack Russell, American rocker (Great White-Twice Shy), born in Montebello, California
  • 1960-12-13 Randy Stoklos, American beach volleyballer (first player to earn $1m; 5-time World champion [with Sinjin Smith]), born in Pacific Palisades, California
  • 1961-01-22 Daniel Johnston, American musician and visual artist (Hi, How Are You), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2019)
  • 1961-02-11 Becky LeBeau, American vocalist (Mischief), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961-02-18 Alycia Moulton, American tennis player, born in Sacramento, California
  • 1961-02-22 Marla O'Hara, American WPVA volleyballer (Santa Cruz-3rd-1991), born in Gardena, California
  • 1961-03-03 Mary Page Keller, actress (Ryan's Hope, Duet), born in Monterey Park, California
  • 1961-03-04 David "Tinker" Juarez, American BMX and cross-country mountain bike racer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961-03-07 Mary Beth Evans, American actress (Katherine-General Hospital), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1961-03-09 Mike Leach, American college football coach (Washington State University), born in Susanville, California
  • 1961-03-20 John Clark Gable, American actor (Bad Jim), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961-03-26 Billy Warlock, actor (Baywatch), born in Hawthorne, California
  • 1961-03-31 Ron Brown, American athlete (Olympic gold 4 x 100m 1984), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961-04-10 Jeb Stuart Adams, American actor (Flowers in the Attic), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1961-04-10 Joe Cole, American roadie (Black Flag, Rollins Band), born in California (d. 1991)
  • 1961-04-18 Kelly Hansen, American heavy metal rocker (Hurricane-I'm on to You), born in Hawthorne, California
  • 1961-04-22 Byron Allen, comedian (Real People, Byron Allen Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961-05-03 Joe Murray, American cartoonist (Rocko's Modern Life), born in San Jose, California
  • 1961-05-04 Mary Elizabeth McDonough, American actress (Erin in The Waltons), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1961-05-10 Teri Copley, Arcadia California, actress (Mickey-We've Got it Made)
  • 1961-05-26 Stephen Pate, American golfer (6 PGA Tour titles, US Open 1988, US Masters 1990 3rd), born in Ventura, California
  • 1961-06-03 Peter Glen Vidmar, gymnast (Olympic-2 gold/silver-1984), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961-06-08 Kevin Gross, American baseball pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Downey, California
  • 1961-06-26 Greg LeMond, American professional road cyclist (Tour de France winner-1986, 1989, 1990), born in Lakewood, California
  • 1961-06-26 Terri Nunn, American singer (Berlin-Take My Breath Away), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961-06-29 Kimberlin Brown, American actress (Sheila Carter-The Young and The Restless), born in Hayward, California
  • 1961-07-02 James McNichol, actor (Fitzpatricks, California Fever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961-07-14 Jackie Earle Haley, Northridge California, actor (Breaking Away)
  • 1961-07-21 Jim Martin, rock guitarist (Faith No More-Real Thing), born in Oakland, California
  • 1961-07-25 Katherine Kelly Lang, American actress (Brooke-Bold & Beautiful), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961-08-02 Cold 187um [Gregory Fernan Hutchison], American rapper (Above the Law), born in Pomona, California
  • 1961-08-05 Tawny Kitaen, actress (Bachelor Party, Witchboard), born in San Diego, California
  • 1961-08-09 Brad Gilbert, tennis star, born in Oakland, California
  • 1961-08-11 Frederick W Sturckow, USMC capt/astronaut (sk: STS 88), born in La Mesa, California
  • 1961-08-14 Susan Olson, American actress (Cindy-Brady Bunch), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1961-08-22 Debbi Peterson, rock drummer (Bangles-Eternal Flame), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961-09-11 Elizabeth Daily, American actress and singer (Buttercup-The Powerpuff Girls), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961-09-13 Dave Mustaine, American musician (ex-Metallica, Megadeth), born in La Mesa, California
  • 1961-09-17 Pamela Ann Melroy, Major USAF/astronaut (sk:STS 92), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1961-09-23 William C McCool, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in San Diego, California
  • 1961-09-24 John Logan, American screenwriter and playwright (Gladiator), born in San Diego, California
  • 1961-09-25 Heather Locklear, American actress (T J Hooker, Dynasty), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961-09-28 Michael-James Wixted, actor (Smith Family), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1961-10-07 Matthew Roloff, American reality star, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1961-10-08 Ted Kooshian, American jazz pianist, born in San Jose, California
  • 1961-10-09 Jean Sagal, American actress (Kate-Double Trouble, Grease 2), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961-10-09 Liz Sagal, American actress (Allison-Double Trouble, Grease 2), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961-10-24 Mary Bono, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California 1998-2013), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1961-11-01 Kim Krizan, American writer and actress (Slacker, Dazed & Confused), born in Hawthorne, California
  • 1961-11-02 Jim Tedford, American football coach (Fresno State; BC Lions [CFL]), born in Lynwood, California
  • 1961-11-06 Craig Goldy, American guitarist for the band Dio, born in San Diego, California

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