Californian History (Part 18)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1701 - 1,800 of 3,066

  • 1962-02-18 Julie Strain, American actress (Witchcraft IV), born in Concord, California
  • 1962-02-23 Michael Wilton, American heavy metal guitarist (Queensrÿche), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1962-02-26 Sheila Cornell, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-03-01 Mark Gardner, American baseball pitcher and coach (World Series 2010, 12, 14; SF Giants), born in Los Angeles, California

Darryl Strawberry

1962-03-12 Darryl Strawberry, American MLB right fielder (8-time All Star), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1962-03-30 MC Hammer [Stanley Kirk Burrell], American rapper (Hammer Time), born in Oakland, California
  • 1962-04-07 Bonny Warner, American luger, born in Mount Baldy, California
  • 1962-04-12 Art Alexakis, American musician (Everclear), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-04-16 David Pate, American tennis star, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-04-26 Michael Damian, American actor (Young & Restless) and singer ("Rock On"), born in San Diego, California
  • 1962-04-27 PattiSue Plumer, American 3k runner (Gold-Seattle '90), born in Covina, California
  • 1962-05-01 Paula Weishoff, American volleyballer (Olympic silver 1984, bronze 1992), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1962-05-12 Mark Bradshaw, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Happy Camp, California
  • 1962-05-18 Mike Whitmarsh, American beach volleyballer (Olympic silver 1996), born in San Diego, California
  • 1962-05-29 Eric Davis, American MLB outfielder (3-time Gold Glove 1987-99), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-06-19 Ken Tohill, American jockey, born in Pleasanton, California

Paula Abdul

1962-06-19 Paula Abdul, American singer-songwriter, choreographer (Straight Up) and TV personality (American Idol), born in San Fernando, California

  • 1962-06-21 Marc Copage, American actor (Corey Baker-Julia), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-07-10 Mike Saxon, American NFL punter (Minnesota Vikings), born in Whittier, California
  • 1962-07-12 Stein Jorgesen, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-07-18 Lee Arenberg, American actor (Pintel - Pirates of the Caribbean), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1962-07-18 Jack Irons, American drummer (Red Hot Chilli Peppers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-07-19 Anthony Edwards, American actor (It Takes Two, Dr Greene-ER), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1962-08-02 Cynthia Stevenson, American actress (Bob, Hope & Gloria), born in Oakland, California
  • 1962-08-12 Miss Cleo [Youree Dell Harris], American psychic (Psychic Readers Network), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1962-08-20 Duffy Waldorf Jr, American golfer (4 PGA Tour titles), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-08-20 James Marsters, American actor (Spike-Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Greenville, California
  • 1962-08-27 Scott Davis, tennis star, born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1962-09-06 Kevin Willis, American NBA center (Houston Rockets), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-09-11 Kristy McNichol, American actress (Buddy-Family, Barbara-Empty Nest), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-09-26 Melissa Sue Anderson, American actress (Little House on the Prairie), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1962-10-10 Rex J. Walheim, U.S. Air Force officer and NASA astronaut, born in Redwood City, California
  • 1962-10-11 Leslie Landon, American actress (Etta Plum-Little House on Prairie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-10-15 Susan DeMattei, American cyclist (Olympic bronze 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1962-10-16 Durga McBroom, American singer-songwriter (Blue Pearl -"Naked In The Rain"), and touring musician (Pink Floyd; Steve Hackett), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-10-25 Darlene Vogel, American actress (Pacific Blue), born in Modesto, California
  • 1962-10-28 Daphne Zuniga, actress (Jo Reynolds-Melrose Place, Spaceballs), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1962-10-30 Mark Portugal, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-11-05 Brian Wheat, American rock bassist (Tesla - "Psychotic Supper"), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1962-11-17 Eric Olson, actor (Apple's Way), born in Santa Monica, California

Jodie Foster

1962-11-19 Jodie Foster, American actress (The Accused, The Silence of the Lambs), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1962-11-27 Mike "Puffy" Bordin, American rock drummer (Faith No More), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1962-12-12 Holly Gagnier, American actress (One Life to Live), born in Los Angeles, California

Tracy Austin

1962-12-12 Tracy Austin, American tennis player (US Open 1979, 81), born in Palos Verdes Peninsula, California

  • 1962-12-13 Karen Witter, American actress (Tina on One Life to Live) and Playboy playmate (Mar, 1982), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1963-01-06 Norm Charlton, American baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Fort Polk, California
  • 1963-01-20 Scott Fisher, Australian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in San Jose, California
  • 1963-02-10 Lenny Dykstra, American MLB centerfielder (NY Met, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1963-02-12 Brent Jones, American College Football Hall of Fame tight end (Santa Clara Uni; Super Bowl 1988, 89, 95; SF 49ers; Pro Bowl 1992–95; All Pro 1992-94), born in Santa Clara, California
  • 1963-02-13 Roberta Vasquez, American actor and model (November, 1984), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963-02-14 D'Wayne Wiggins, American musician (Tony! Toni! Tone!), born in Oakland, California
  • 1963-03-06 Suzanne Crough, American child actress, and tambourinist (The Partridge Family - "Tracy"), born in Fullerton, California (d. 2015)
  • 1963-03-14 Cyco Mike [Mike Muir], American thrash metal vocalist (Suicidal Tendencies), born in Venice, California
  • 1963-03-20 Kathleen "Kathy" Ireland, American model and actress (Alien From LA, Side Out), born in Glendale, California
  • 1963-03-27 Dave Koz, American jazz saxophonist, born in Encino, California
  • 1963-03-27 Randall Cunningham, American NFL quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1963-04-03 Chris Bosio, American baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Carmichael, California
  • 1963-04-04 Jack Del Rio, American football player, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings), born in Castro Valley, California
  • 1963-04-11 Chris Ferguson, American professional poker player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963-04-21 Ken Caminiti, MLB third baseman, 1987-2001, (Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, and 3 other teams; NL MVP- 1996), born in Hanford, California (d. 2004)
  • 1963-04-24 Billy Gould, American rock bassist (Faith No More - "Epic"; "Easy"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963-04-24 Joey Vera, American heavy metal rocker (Armored Saint - "Aftermath"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963-04-27 Schae Harrison, American actress (Darla-Bold & Beautiful), born in Anaheim Hills, California
  • 1963-05-02 Brian Tochi, American actor (Dr Alan Poe-St Elsewhere, Renegades), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963-05-15 Grant Herslov, actor (Wayne-Spencer, Under One Roof), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963-05-20 Brian Nash, actor (Joel-Please Don't Eat Daisies), born in Glendale, California
  • 1963-05-20 David Wells, American baseball pitcher (perfect game 1998; World Series 1992, 98; MLB All Star 1995, 98, 2000), born in Torrance, California
  • 1963-06-04 Mossimo Giannulli, American fashion designer (founded Mossimo), born in California
  • 1963-06-13 Bettina Bunge, German tennis player (Virginia Slims of California 1983), born in Adliswil, Switzerland

Helen Hunt

1963-06-15 Helen Hunt, American actress (Mad About You - "Jamie"; As Good as it Gets), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1963-06-20 Matt Anger, American tennis star, born in Walnut Creek, California
  • 1963-07-01 Roddy Bottum, American rock keyboardist (Faith No More - "Real Thing"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963-07-03 Don August, American baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1963-07-08 Bob Ctvrtlik, volleyball outsider (Olympic gold 1988, bronze 1992, 96), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1963-07-12 Norman Alvis, Fair Oaks California, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1963-07-19 Marla Duncan, Miss Northern California fitness (1990), born in Fairfield, California

Lisa Kudrow

1963-07-30 Lisa Kudrow, American actress (Phoebe Buffay on Friends), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1963-07-30 Monique Gabrielle, American actress (Bad Girls 4, Amazon Women on Moon), born in Los Angeles, California

James Hetfield

1963-08-03 James Hetfield, American heavy metal rocker (Metallica), born in Downey, California

  • 1963-08-13 Tigg Ketler, American drummer (Bang Tango - "Dancin' On Coals"), born in Chula Vista, California
  • 1963-08-19 John Stamos, American actor (General Hospital, Full House), born in Cypress, California
  • 1963-08-24 John Bush, American heavy metal singer (Armored Saint, 1982-present; Anthrax, 1992-2005, 2010), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963-08-28 Regina Marie Jacobs, 800m/1500m runner (Olympics 10th 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963-09-21 Cecil Fielder, American baseball infielder (3 x MLB All Star, 2 x AL HR leader, Detroit Tigers; World Series 1996 Atlanta Braves), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963-09-25 Keely Shaye Smith, American journalist (Unsolved Mysteries), born in Vallejo, California

Mark McGwire

1963-10-01 Mark McGwire, American MLB 1st baseman, coach (12-time All Star, Oakland A's, St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pomona, California

Brian Boitano

1963-10-22 Brian Boitano, American figure skater (Olympic men's singles gold 1988), born in Mountain View, California

  • 1963-10-25 Tracy Nelson, American actress (Glitter; Square Pegs; Father Dowling Mysteries - "Sister Stephanie"), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1963-10-30 Todd Sand, American pairs skaters (Olympics 1994), born in Burbank, California
  • 1963-10-31 Rob Schneider, American actor (Saturday Night Live, Jamie Coleman-Men Behaving Badly), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1963-11-02 Craig Saavedra, American filmmaker (Starry Night Entertainment), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963-11-05 Tatum O'Neal, American actress (Paper Moon, Little Darlings; ex-wife of John McEnroe), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963-11-06 Rozz Williams, American musician (Christian Death), born in Pomona, California (d. 1998)
  • 1963-11-07 Todd McKee, American actor (Ted-Santa Barbara, The Bold & The Beautiful), born in Kentfield, California
  • 1963-11-15 Michele McAnany, female infielder (Colorado Silver Bullets), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963-12-02 Ann Patchett, American novelist (Bel Canto), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963-12-03 Steve Hegg, American road and track cyclist (Olympic gold individual pursuit 1984), born in Dana Point, California
  • 1963-12-10 Doug Henry, American baseball pitcher (NY Mets), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1963-12-10 Robin White, American tennis player (US Open doubles 1988), born in San Diego, California
  • 1963-12-16 Benjamin Bratt, California, actor (Det Reynaldo Curtis-Law & Order)

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