Californian History (Part 28)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2701 - 2,800 of 3,066

  • 1979-05-25 Carlos Bocanegra, American sports executive and footballer, born in Alta Loma, California

Kim Rhode

1979-07-16 Kim Rhode, American double trap and skeet shooter (Olympic Gold: 1996, 2004 & 2012), born in Whittier, California

  • 1979-07-30 Diva Zappa, American artist and daughter of Frank, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979-09-11 Ariana Richards, American actress (Spaced Invaders, Prancer), born in Healdsburg, California
  • 1979-09-23 Red, rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979-10-05 Jaime Chambers, American television reporter, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979-10-09 Alex Greenwald, American musician (Phantom Planet), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979-10-25 Sarah Thompson, American actress (Brooklyn's Finest), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979-10-25 Tony Torcato, American baseball player, born in Woodland, California
  • 1979-10-30 Jason Bartlett, Filipino-American baseball player, born in Mountain View, California
  • 1979-10-31 Saaphyri Windsor, American reality TV figure, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979-11-01 Coco Crisp, American baseball outfielder (World Series 2007, Boston Red Sox; AL stolen base leader 2011), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979-11-07 Joey Ryan, American professional wrestler, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979-11-16 Michael Faustino, actor (brother of David), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979-11-29 The Game [Jayceon Taylor], American rapper ("Hate It or Love It"), born in Compton, California
  • 1979-12-03 Tiffany Haddish, American comedian and actress (Girls Trip), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979-12-07 Sara Bareilles, American pop singer ("Love Song"; "Brave"), born in Eureka, California
  • 1979-12-11 Rider Strong, American actor, writer and director (Boy Meets World), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1979-12-12 Garrett Atkins, American baseball player, born in Orange, California
  • 1979-12-23 Summer Altice, American model and actress, born in Fountain Valley, California
  • 1979-12-29 Ariel Schrag, American cartoonist, born in Berkeley, California
  • 1980-01-03 Angela Ruggiero, American ice hockey hall of fame defenseman (Olympics gold 1998; Chairperson IOC Athletes' Commission 2016-18), born in Panorama City, California
  • 1980-01-05 Garette Patrick Ratliff, American actor (Return to Blue Lagoon), born in Burbank, California
  • 1980-01-12 Bobby Crosby, American baseball player, born in Lakewood, California

Zooey Deschanel

1980-01-17 Zooey Deschanel, American actress (Almost Famous; Elf; New Girl), and singer (She & Him), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1980-01-18 Jason Segel, American actor (How I Met Your Mother, Forgetting Sarah Marshall), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1980-01-20 Philippe Cousteau Jr., French oceanographer and grandson of Jacques Cousteau, born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1980-01-21 Aubrie Rippner, tennis star (1995 USTA National Girls 18), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1980-01-28 Jesse James, American drug dealer and fugitive, born in Hollywood, California
  • 1980-02-11 Natasha Bobo, American actress (Sally in Together We Stand), born in Watsonville, California
  • 1980-02-12 Christina Ricci, American actress (Wednesday-Addams Family, Casper), born in Santa Monica. California
  • 1980-02-21 Justin Roiland, American actor, writer and director (Rick and Morty), born in Stockton, California
  • 1980-02-28 Tayshaun Prince, American basketball player, born in Compton, California
  • 1980-03-13 Molly Stanton, American actress (Miss March), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1980-03-28 Luke Walton, American basketball head coach (Sacramento Kings 2019; LA Lakers 2016-18; NBA C'ships 2009-10, LA Lakers), born in San Diego, California
  • 1980-03-30 Liriel Higa, American rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1980-04-14 Win Butler, American musician (Arcade Fire), born in Truckee, California
  • 1980-04-22 Aaron Metchnik, American actor (Stephen-Torkelsons), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1980-04-26 Marnette Patterson, American actress (Nicole-Something So Right), born in Los Angeles, California

Venus Williams

1980-06-17 Venus Williams, American Tennis Star considered one of the all-time greats of women's tennis, born in Lynwood, California

  • 1980-06-26 Jason Schwartzman, American actor (The Darjeeling Limited), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1980-07-04 Max Elliott Slade, American film actor, born in Pasadena, California
  • 1980-07-05 Jason Wade, American singer and musician (Lifehouse), born in Camarillo, California
  • 1980-07-07 Michelle Kwan, American figure skater (World C'ship gold women's singles 1996, 98, 2000, 01, 03; Olympic silver 1998; bronze 2002), born in Torrance, California
  • 1980-08-03 Brandan Schieppati, American singer (Bleeding Through), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1980-08-14 Roy Williams, American football player (Dallas Cowboys, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Redwood City, California
  • 1980-08-21 Burney Lamar, American race car driver, born in West Sacramento, California
  • 1980-08-26 Chris Pine, American actor (Star Trek), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1980-08-31 Laura Mulleavy, American fashion designer (Rodarte), born in California
  • 1980-09-07 Mark Prior, American baseball player, coach (Chicago Cubs), born in San Diego, California
  • 1980-09-13 Teppei Teranishi, American guitarist (Thrice), born in California

Nick Cannon

1980-10-08 Nick Cannon, American actor and rapper ("Love Don't Cost a Thing"), and television personality, born in San Diego, California

  • 1980-10-16 Jeremy Jackson, actor (Shout, Baywatch), born in Newport Beach, California

Kim Kardashian

1980-10-21 Kim [Kimberly] Kardashian, American TV personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1980-11-09 James Harper, English footballer, born in Bell, California
  • 1980-11-10 Donté Stallworth, American NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1980-11-26 Jessica Bowman, American actress (Colleen Cooper-Dr Quinn), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • 1980-12-09 Simon Helberg, American actor (The Big Bang Theory), born in Los Angeles, California

Jake Gyllenhaal

1980-12-19 Jake Gyllenhaal, American actor (Donnie Darko, Jarhead), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1980-12-21 Royce Ring, American baseball player, born in La Mesa, California
  • 1981-01-03 Chris Blais, American off-road racing rider (Motorcycle San Felipe 250 2005; Dakar Rally 2007 3rd overall), born in Apple Valley, California
  • 1981-01-05 Brooklyn Sudano, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1981-01-22 Beverley Mitchell, American actress, born in Arcadia, California
  • 1981-01-23 Greg Smith, American UFC fighter, born in Vallejo, California
  • 1981-01-31 Sergio D. Acosta, American Chicano Filmmaker, born in San Jose, California
  • 1981-02-06 Calum Best, American model, born in San Jose, California
  • 1981-02-09 Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan, American drummer and songwriter (Avenged Sevenfold) Huntington Beach, California (d.2009)
  • 1981-02-10 The Rev [James Owen Sullivan], American musician (Avenged Sevenfold), born in Huntington Beach, California
  • 1981-02-20 Chris Thile, American folk and progressive bluegrass mandolin player, songwriter (Nickel Creek; Punch Brothers), and broadcaster (Live From Here), born in Oceanside, California

Josh Groban

1981-02-27 Josh Groban, American singer ("You Raise Me Up"), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1981-04-03 DeShawn Stevenson, American basketball player, born in Fresno, California
  • 1981-04-05 Michael A. Monsoor, United States Navy SEAL killed in Iraq and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, born in Long Beach, California
  • 1981-04-19 Troy Polamalu, American football player (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Garden Grove, California
  • 1981-04-23 Chris Sharma, American rock climber, born in Santa Cruz, California
  • 1981-04-24 Taylor Dent, American tennis player, born in Newport Beach, California

Jessica Alba

1981-04-28 Jessica Alba, American actress (Dark Angel, Sin City) and businesswoman (The Honest Company), born in Pomona, California

  • 1981-05-03 Farrah Franklin, American singer (former member of Destiny's Child), born in Los Angeles, California

Rami Malek

1981-05-12 Rami Malek, American actor (Bohemian Rhapsody), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1981-07-05 Ryan Hansen, American actor (Veronica Mars), born in Fountain Valley, California
  • 1981-07-07 Synyster Gates, American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1981-07-19 Naomi Grabow, American pairs skater (with partner Benjamin Oberman), born in lLke Arrowhead California
  • 1981-07-31 Matthew Sanders, American singer (Avenged Sevenfold), born in Huntington Beach, California
  • 1981-08-01 Ashley Parker Angel, American pop singer (O-Town), and actor, born in Redding, California

Meghan Markle

1981-08-04 [Rachel] Meghan Markle, American former actress, Duchess of Sussex and wife of Prince Harry, born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1981-08-22 Alex Holmes, American football player, born in San Diego, California
  • 1981-09-06 Mark Teahen, American-Canadian baseball player, born in Redlands, California
  • 1981-09-12 Jered Guzman, American pairs skater (with partner Natalie Vlandis), born in Garden Grove, California
  • 1981-09-21 Nicole Richie, American socialite, author and TV personality (The Simple Life), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1981-09-30 Dominique Moceanu, California, gymnast (World-silver-95, Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1981-10-10 Michael Oliver, American actor (Problem Child), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1981-10-22 Michael Fishman, American actor (DJ in Roseanne), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1981-10-25 Jerome "Romeo" Jones, American singer (Food for Thought), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1981-10-29 Amanda Beard, American swimmer (Olympic gold 100m medley 1996, 200m breaststroke 2004), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1981-12-12 Shane Costa, American baseball player, born in Visalia, California
  • 1981-12-13 Amy Lee [Hartzler], American singer and songwriter (Evanescence), born in Riverside, California
  • 1981-12-14 Johnny Jeter, American professional wrestler, born in San Diego, California
  • 1981-12-20 James Shields, American baseball player, born in Santa Clarita, California
  • 1982-01-10 Josh Ryan Evans, American actor, born in Hayward, California (d. 2002)
  • 1982-01-12 Dontrelle Willis, American baseball player, born in Oakland, California
  • 1982-01-19 Jodie Sweetin, American actress (Stephanie Tanner-Full House), born in Los Angeles, California

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