Californian History (Part 28)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2701 - 2,800 of 3,114

  • 1978-02-21 Nicole Parker, American actress, born in Irvine, California
  • 1978-03-05 Kimberly McCullough, California, actress (Robin-General Hospital)
  • 1978-03-11 Christopher Rice, American author (A Density of Souls, The Snow Garden), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1978-04-04 Jason Ellison, American baseball player, born in Quincy, California
  • 1978-04-17 Bilal Abdul-samad, American rocker (Boys), born in Carson, California
  • 1978-04-19 James Franco, American actor (The Disaster Artist), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1978-04-29 Mike Bryan, Oxnard California, tennis star (USTA National 18 doubles)
  • 1978-05-08 Josie Maran, American model, born in Menlo Park, California
  • 1978-05-15 Amy Chow, gymnast (Olympics-gold/silver-96), born in San Jose, California
  • 1978-06-06 Judith Barsi, American child actress (The Land Before Time), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1988)
  • 1978-06-12 Shiloh Strong, American actor (Maybe This Time, House of Cards), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1978-06-29 Sam Farrar, Australian-American bassist (Phantom Planet), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1978-07-17 Mike Hettinga, American professional wrestler, born in San Bernardino, California
  • 1978-07-17 Katharine Towne, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1978-08-05 Lorrie Fair, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Los Altos, California
  • 1978-08-07 Vanness Wu, Taiwanese-American singer (F4, Kangta & Vanness), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1978-08-07 Cirroc Lofton, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1978-08-15 Kerri Walsh, American beach volleyball player (Olympic gold 2004, 08, 12), born in Santa Clara, California
  • 1978-08-18 Andy Samberg, American comedian and actor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1978-08-21 Lee Gronkiewicz, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1978-09-06 Cisco Adler, American singer and record producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1978-09-16 Matthew Rogers, American TV host and country singer, born in Arcadia, California
  • 1978-10-04 Kyle Lohse, American baseball pitcher (14th pitcher to beat all 30 MLB teams; Minnesota Twins, St. Louis Cardinals), born in Chico, California
  • 1978-10-05 Morgan Webb, American television presenter, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1978-10-09 Randy Spelling, American actor (Sean Richards-Sunset Beach), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1978-11-06 Nicole Dubuc, American writer and actress (Robin-Major Dad), born in Orange County, California
  • 1978-12-02 Jason Collins, American basketball canter (first openly gay athlete to play in any major North American pro sports league), born in Northridge, California
  • 1978-12-02 Jarron Collins, American basketball center (Utah Jazz; assistant coach GS Warriors NBA C'ships 2015, 17-18), born in Northridge, California
  • 1978-12-07 Shiri Appleby, American actress (Roswell), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1978-12-09 Jesse Metcalfe, American actor, born in Carmel Valley, California
  • 1978-12-18 Naomi Lang, Arcata California, dance skater (with partner Peter Tchernyshev)
  • 1978-12-21 Amber Corwin, American figure skater (1997 National Sr - 5th), born in Harbor City, California
  • 1978-12-21 Michael Vitar, American actor (D2, D3, Sunset Grill, Sandlot Kids), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1978-12-29 LaToya London, American R&B and soul singer, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1979-01-20 Rob Bourdon, American musician (Linkin Park), born in Calabasas, California
  • 1979-01-25 Gabe Jennings, American distance runner, born in California
  • 1979-02-02 Lindsay Langston, Modesto California, archer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1979-02-08 Josh Keaton, American actor and singer, born in Hacienda Heights, California
  • 1979-03-06 Ryan Nyquist, American BMX rider, born in Los Gatos, California
  • 1979-03-09 Melina Perez, American model and WWE Diva, born in High Desert, California
  • 1979-03-18 Adam Levine, American singer (Maroon 5 - "This Love"; "Moves Like Jagger"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979-04-08 David Petruschin, American drag queen (Raven) and make-up artist, born in Victorville, California
  • 1979-04-09 Albert Hammond, Jr., American guitarist (The Strokes), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979-04-13 Baron Davis, American basketball player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979-04-18 Kourtney Kardashian, American reality television star, born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestKate Hudson

1979-04-19 Kate Hudson, American actress (Almost Famous, You, Me and Dupree), born in Los Angeles, California

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

Person of interestKim Rhode

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

Olympic Gold Shooter Kim Rhode
Olympic Gold Shooter
Kim Rhode
  • 1979-07-30 Diva Zappa, American artist and daughter of Frank, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979-09-07 Brian Stokes, American baseball player, born in Montclair, 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 Jayceon "The Game" Taylor, American rapper, 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"), 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

Person of interestZooey Deschanel

1980-01-17 Zooey Deschanel, American actress (Almost Famous, New Girl), 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, 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

Person of interestVenus Williams

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

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • 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 Michele 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

Person of interestNick Cannon

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

Actor & Rapper Nick Cannon
Actor & Rapper
Nick Cannon
  • 1980-10-16 Jeremy Jackson, actor (Shout, Baywatch), born in Newport Beach, California

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