Californian History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 463

  • 1964-08-30 Electric designer Norman Manley records back-to-back holes-in-one on the 7th & 8th holes at Del Valle in Saugus, California; Guinness BWR' best
  • 1964-09-21 The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world's first Mach 3 bomber, makes its maiden flight from Palmdale, California
  • 1964-10-01 Free Speech Movement launched at University of California, Berkley
  • 1964-12-03 Police arrests 800 sit-in students at University of California at Berkeley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1965-01-01 American actor George Murphy begins his term as Senator of California

Actor and Senator George Murphy
Actor and Senator
George Murphy
  • 1965-05-03 Don Steele, begins a 40+ year radio career at KRTH (Los Angeles California)
  • 1966-04-30 Anton LaVey founds the Church of Satan in San Francisco, California
  • 1966-10-02 Australian Robert 'Nat' Young puts on a dominating performance to win the World Surfing Championship at Ocean Beach, San Diego; Joyce Hoffman of Capistrano Beach, California takes women's title
  • 1966-10-06 LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is first declared illegal in state of California, other states follow.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1966-11-08 Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

1967-01-10 17th NBA All-Star Game, Cow Palace, San Francisco, Ca: West beats East, 135-120; MVP: Rick Barry, SF Warriors, SF

NBA Small Forward Rick Barry
NBA Small Forward
Rick Barry

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967-05-30 Robert "Evel" Knievel's motorcycle jumps 16 automobiles in Gardena, California

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel
  • 1967-06-10 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire and Magic Mountain Music Festival, California
  • 1967-06-14 California Governor Ronald Reagan signs the Therapeutic Abortion Act, legalizing abortions in the state under certain circumstances, the second state after Colorado to do so
  • 1967-06-15 Governor Reagan signs liberalized California abortion bill

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967-06-18 Cosing day of the Monterey International Pop Festival, Southern California. First major US appearances of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The WHO and Otis Redding

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
Singer-Songwriter and Producer Otis Redding
Singer-Songwriter and Producer
Otis Redding
Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin

  • 1967-10-16 Joean Baez and 123 other anti-draft protesters are arrested in Oakland, California
  • 1968-01-02 KBHK TV channel 44 in San Francisco, California (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1968-04-01 KEMO (now KOFY) TV channel 20 in San Francisco, California (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1968-05-15 1st AL game played in Milwaukee, is a 4-2 California win against Chicago

Bobby Kennedy Gunned Down on Campaign TrailBobby Kennedy Gunned Down on Campaign Trail

1968-06-05 Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan shoots Robert F. Kennedy three times, who dies the next day and wounds 5 others at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California
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Bobby Kennedy lays dying on the floor of the Ambassador Hotel. His killer, Sirhan Sirhan, was refused parole in 2016
Bobby Kennedy lays dying on the floor of the Ambassador Hotel. His killer, Sirhan Sirhan, was refused parole in 2016
  • 1968-06-17 KQEC TV channel 32 in San Francisco, California (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968-07-18 The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • 1968-08-04 100,000 attend Newport Pop Festival, Costa Mesa, California
  • 1968-12-20 The Zodiac Killer kills Betty Lou Jenson and David Faraday in Vallejo, California.
  • 1968-12-21 David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills & Nash) premiere together in California
  • 1968-12-28 KVOF (KUDO, now KWBB) TV channel 38 in San Francisco, California (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1969-06-20 200,000 attend Newport '69', then largest-ever pop concert in Northridge, California. Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear.
  • 1969-10-15 Bank of America World Headquarters (555 California) dedicated

Music concertMusic Concert

1969-12-06 300,000 attend Altamont free concert in California, featuring The Rolling Stones. Marred by violence and four deaths.

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts
  • 1970-01-23 Australia's 1st amateur radio satellite (Oscar 5) launched (California)
  • 1970-07-06 California passes 1st "no fault" divorce law
  • 1970-08-07 Shootout at Marin Courthouse in San Rafael, California, kills 4, including the presiding judge
  • 1970-09-12 US LSD professor Timothy Leary escapes from California jail
  • 1970-09-26 The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego County, California, burning 175,425 acres (710 km²).
  • 1970-10-19 Amdahl Corp forms at Sunnyvale, California

  • 1970-11-04 Genie, a 13 year old feral child found in Los Angeles, California, having been locked in her bedroom by her father for most of her life
  • 1970-11-19 Golden Gate Park Conservatory becomes a Californian state historical landmark
  • 1971-01-08 29 pilot whales beach themselves & die at San Clemente Island, California
  • 1971-08-06 3rd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Muir College, University of California
  • 1972-02-18 California Supreme Court abolishes death penalty

Sport awardUS Golf Open

1972-06-18 US Open Men's Golf, Pebble Beach GL: Jack Nicklaus captures his 3rd Open title, 3 strokes ahead of Bruce Crampton of Australia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972-06-27 Legendary video game and home computer Atari, Inc. founded by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney in Sunnyvale, California

Electrical Engineer, Businessman and Founder of Atari Nolan Bushnell
Electrical Engineer, Businessman and Founder of Atari
Nolan Bushnell

Historic InventionPong

1972-11-29 Co-founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell releases Pong, the 1st commercially successful video game, in Andy Capp's Tavern in Sunnyvale, California
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The original Atari Pong video game upright cabinet
The original Atari Pong video game upright cabinet
  • 1973-01-14 Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in California
  • 1973-04-28 Over 6000 Mk. 82 500 pound bombs detonate over 18 hrs in a railyard in northern California. 5500 structures damaged, town of Antelope destroyed, with every building reduced to foundations. Leads to Transportation Safety Act (1974)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973-05-13 Bobby Riggs beats Margaret Smith Court in Mother's Day match in California

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
Tennis Legend Margaret Smith Court
Tennis Legend
Margaret Smith Court

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973-05-15 California Angel Nolan Ryan's 1st no-hitter beats KC Royals, 3-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1973-05-29 Thomas Bradley elected 1st African American mayor of Los Angeles, California
  • 1973-07-15 California Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0
  • 1974-02-04 Randolph Hearst’s 19-year-old daughter, Patty Hearst, is kidnapped from her apartment in California by the Symbionese Liberation Army
  • 1974-04-06 200,000 attend rock concert "California Jam" in Ontario
  • 1974-09-28 California Angel Nolan Ryan 3rd no-hitter beats Minn Twin, 4-0
  • 1974-10-30 California Angel Nolan Ryan throws fastest recorded pitch (100.9 MPH)
  • 1974-11-23 Alexis Argüello of Nicaragua knocks out Mexican defending champion Rubén Olivares in the 13th round at the Forum in Inglewood, California, to claim the WBA world featherweight boxing title
  • 1974-12-01 American Jacqueline Hansen runs female world record marathon 2:43:54.5 in Culver City, California
  • 1975-01-28 1975 NFL Draft: Steve Bartkowski from University of California first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • 1975-06-01 California Angels pitcher Nolan Ryan records his record equalling 4th MLB career no-hitter in beating the Baltimore Orioles, 1-0
  • 1975-06-05 The California Agricultural Labor Relations Act (CALRA), which establishes collective bargaining for farmworkers, becomes law
  • 1975-06-30 University of California reports galaxy 3C123 at 8 billion light years distance

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976-04-01 Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs found Apple Computer in the garage of Jobs' parents house in Cupertino, California

Co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak
Co-founder of Apple
Steve Wozniak
Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs
  • 1976-05-24 In the Judgment of Paris, wine testers rate wines from California higher than their French counterparts, challenging the notion of France being the foremost producer of the world's best wines
  • 1976-07-15 36-hr kidnap of 26 school children and their bus driver in California
  • 1976-08-07 Scientists in Pasadena, California, announce Viking I found strongest indications to date of possible life on Mars
  • 1976-09-17 NASA publicly unveils space shuttle Enterprise in Palmdale, California, named after Star Trek Enterprise with cast attending
  • 1977-02-28 1st killer whale born in captivity (Marineland, Los Angeles California)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977-06-16 Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates

Entrepreneur and Founder of Oracle Larry Ellison
Entrepreneur and Founder of Oracle
Larry Ellison
  • 1977-10-12 US Supreme Court heard arguments in "reverse discrimination" case of Allan Bakke, white student denied admission to University of California Med School

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1978-01-08 Harvey Milk becomes the 1st openly gay person elected to public office in California

American Politician Harvey Milk
American Politician
Harvey Milk
  • 1978-02-23 20th Grammy Awards: Hotel California, Fleetwood Mac, Debbie Boone wins
  • 1978-03-05 Landsat 3 launched from Vandenberg AFB, California
  • 1978-03-18 250,000 attend rock concert California Jam II in Ontario, California

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978-03-22 Robert Frost Plaza, at California, Drumm & Market, San Francisco, dedicated

  • 1978-06-06 Proposition 13 cuts California property taxes 57%
  • 1979-02-03 Minnesota Twins trade Rod Carew to California for 4 players
  • 1979-09-18 Steven Lachs, appointed as California's first openly gay judge
  • 1979-11-14 California's Don Baylor, wins AL MVP
  • 1979-12-03 45th Heisman Trophy Award: Charles White, Southern California (RB)
  • 1980-05-08 1st non-stop trans-North American balloon flight departs Fort Baker, California. Maxie Anderson and son Kristian pilot the Kitty Hawk for five days.

Music concertMusic Concert

1980-06-01 Barbra Streisand appears at an ACLU Benefit in California

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1980-07-30 American swimmers Mary T Meagher (2.06.37) and Craig Beardsley (1.58.21) both set 200m butterfly world records at the US National Swimming Championships at Irvine, California
  • 1981-01-23 1st Richard Nixon museum opens in San Clemente California
  • 1981-06-18 The AIDS epidemic is formally recognized by medical professionals in San Francisco, California
  • 1981-07-01 Laurel Canyon California murders (4 die, 1 wounded)
  • 1981-10-15 Professional cheerleader Krazy George Henderson leads what is thought to be the first audience wave in Oakland, California.
  • 1981-12-02 American 1,500m record holder Steve Scott sets record for fastest round of golf played on a regulation course; posts a 92, completing 18 holes in 29:33.05s at Miller GC in Anaheim, California
  • 1982-01-01 11th Fiesta Bowl: #7 Penn State beats #8 Southern California, 26-10
  • 1982-02-19 Sharie Langford, California, sets women's bowling series record of 853
  • 1982-05-07 Californian federal jury rules NFL violates antitrust laws in preventing Oakland Raiders move to Los Angeles Coliseum
  • 1982-06-20 US Open Men's Golf, Pebble Beach GL: Tom Watson wins his only US Open by 2 strokes from Jack Nicklaus
  • 1982-09-11 Debbie Maffett (California), 25, crowned 55th Miss America 1983
  • 1983-01-26 Dutch British infrared satellite IRAS launched from California

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

1983-02-13 33rd NBA All-Star Game, The Forum, Inglewood, CA: East beats West, 132-123; MVP: Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers, F

NBA Legend Julius Erving
NBA Legend
Julius Erving
  • 1983-05-02 6.7 earthquake injures 487 in Coalinga, California
  • 1983-05-12 Julie Lynne Hayek, (California), crowned 32nd Miss USA
  • 1983-07-30 Official speed record for a piston-driven aircraft, 832 kph, California
  • 1983-09-04 Californian skier Scott Michael Pellaton sets barefoot waterski speed record; 119.36 mph
  • 1983-11-06 Discovery transported to Vandenberg AFB, California
  • 1983-12-16 Riverside, California; judge denies cerebral palsy victim Elizabeth Bouviato request to starve herself to death in a county hospital

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984-01-15 Martina Navratilova’s 54-match winning streak ends when beaten by Hana Mandlíková 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 in the final of the Virginia Slims of California tennis event in Oakland; after loss Navratilova wins next 74 matches for new record

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 3,131

  • 1910-06-10 Frank Demaree, American MLB outfielder (2-time All Star), born in Winters, California (d. 1958)

Person of interestGloria Stuart

1910-07-04 Gloria Stuart, American actress (Titanic) and founder of the Screen Actors Guild, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2010)

Actress Gloria Stuart
Actress
Gloria Stuart
  • 1910-07-11 Irene Hervey, American actress (Aunt Meg-Honey West), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • 1910-07-28 Bill Goodwin, announcer (Jolson Story, Burns & Allen), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1910-09-27 Eve March, American actress (Curse of the Cat People), born in Fresno, California (d. 1974)
  • 1910-10-04 Frankie Crosetti, American baseball shortstop and 3rd base coach (record 17 World Series titles as player & coach; NY Yankees), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2002)
  • 1911-01-27 Benay Venuta [Benvenuta Rose Crooke], American actress, singer and dancer (Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)
  • 1911-03-29 Philip Ahn, American actor (Kung Fu, Thoroughly Modern Millie), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1978)
  • 1911-04-12 Darrell A. Amyx, American classical archaeologist (Greek Ceramics), born in Exeter, California (d. 1997)
  • 1911-06-13 Luis Alvarez, American physicist (subatomic particles, Nobel 1968), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1988)
  • 1911-09-06 Harry Danning, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1911-10-27 Leif Erickson, American actor (Invaders from Mars, On the Waterfront), born in Alameda, California (d. 1986)
  • 1911-11-02 Raphael M. Robinson, American mathematician, born in National City, California (d. 1995)
  • 1911-12-14 Spike Jones [Lindley Armstrong Jones], American bandleader (Der Fueher's Face, Cocktails For Two), born in Long Beach, California (d. 1965)
  • 1911-12-30 Jeanette Nolan, American actress (Richard Boone Show, Virginian), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • 1912-04-11 John Larkin, American actor (Saints & Sinners, The Satan Bug, 12 O'Clock High), born in Oakland, California (d. 1965)
  • 1912-05-11 Doodles Weaver [Winstead Sheffield Weaver], American comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers, The Zodiac Killer), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1983)
  • 1912-05-29 Iris Adrian, American actress (Blue Hawaii, Bluebeard), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1994)
  • 1912-06-12 Russell "Lucky" Hayden [Pate Lucid], American actor (Judge Roy Bean, Three Men from Texas), born in Chico, California (d. 1981)
  • 1912-07-01 David Brower, American environmentalist and president (Sierra Club), born in Berkeley, California (d. 2000)
  • 1912-08-15 Julia Child, American chef, author and television personality (The French Chef), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2004)
  • 1912-09-05 John Cage, American composer (Imaginary Landscape No 1/O'O), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1992)
  • 1912-09-05 Frank Thomas, American animator, born in Fresno, California (d. 2004)
  • 1912-09-06 Vince DiMaggio, American baseball center fielder (MLB All Star 1943-44; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Martinez, California (d. 1986)
  • 1912-10-31 Ollie Johnston, American animator and the last living member of Disney's Nine Old Men, born in Palo Alto, California (d. 2008)
  • 1912-12-01 Cookie Lavagetto, American baseball third baseman, manager and coach (MLB All Star 1938-41; Brooklyn Dodgers; Washington Senators), born in Oakland, California (d. 1990)
  • 1912-12-15 Ray Eames, American designer and filmmaker, born in Sacramento, California (d. 1988)

Person of interestRichard Nixon

1913-01-09 Richard Nixon, 37th US President (Republican 1969-74) and actor, born in Yorba Linda, California (d. 1994)

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1913-01-15 Lloyd Bridges, American actor (Sea Hunt, Roots, Airplane!), born in San Leandro, California (d. 1998)
  • 1913-05-22 Carlyle Blackwell Jr, American actor (The Pilgrim Lady, The Triumph of the Rat), born in Los Angeles County, California (d. 1974)
  • 1913-06-10 John Edmunds, American composer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1986)
  • 1913-07-12 Willis Lamb, American physicist (Nobel 1955), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2008)
  • 1913-08-21 Cornelius Johnson, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1936), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1946)
  • 1913-08-24 Dorothy Comingore [Linda Winters], American actress (Citizen Kane), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1971)

Person of interestAlice Marble

1913-09-28 Alice Marble, American tennis player (US Open 1936, 1938-40), born in Beckwourth, California (d. 1990)

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • 1913-10-29 Eddie Constantine, American singer and actor (Alphaville, License to Kill, Lucky Jo, It Lives Again), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1993)
  • 1913-12-25 Tony Martin [Alvin Morris], American singer (It's a Blue World, To Each), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1914-02-13 George Kleinsinger, American composer (Tubby the Tuba), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 1982)
  • 1914-02-17 Wayne Morris, American actor and decorated WWII pilot (Paths of Glory, The Bushwackers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1959)
  • 1914-03-19 Fred Clark, American actor (Burns & Allen, Auntie Mame, Hazard), born in Lincoln, California (d. 1968)
  • 1914-04-12 Armen Alchian, American economist and professor (University of California), born in Fresno, California (d. 2013)
  • 1914-06-19 Alan Cranston, American politician (Sen-D-CA, 1969-1993), born in Palo Alto, California (d. 2000)

Person of interestWoody Strode

1914-07-25 Woody Strode, African American football player and actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante, Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1994)

Actor and Sportsman Woody Strode
Actor and Sportsman
Woody Strode
  • 1914-09-26 Jack LaLanne, American fitness and nutritional expert, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2011)
  • 1914-10-02 Jack Parsons, American rocket scientist and Thelemite occultist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1952)

Person of interestJackie Coogan

1914-10-26 Jackie Coogan, American actor (Addams Family, The Kid, Oliver Twist), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1984)

Person of interestJoe DiMaggio

1914-11-25 Joe DiMaggio, American Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder (13 × MLB All-Star; 9 x World Series; 3 x AL MVP; MLB record 56-game hitting streak; NY Yankees), born in Martinez, California (d. 1999)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1914-11-29 Edith Tilton Penrose, American-born British economist (The Theory of the Growth of the Firm), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1996)
  • 1915-01-06 Don Edwards, American politician and civil rights champion (Rep-D-CA, 1963-94), born in San Jose, California (d. 2015)
  • 1915-01-12 Paul Jarrico, American writer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1997)
  • 1915-01-14 Mark Goodson, American game show producer, born in Sacramento, California (d. 1992)
  • 1915-02-23 Jon Hall, American actor (Ramar of the Jungle), born in Fresno, California (d. 1979)
  • 1915-05-01 Archie Williams, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m 1936), born in Oakland, California (d. 1993)
  • 1915-06-13 Don Budge, American tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles, Grand Slam 1938), born in Oakland, California (d. 2000)
  • 1915-06-25 Peter Lind Hayes, American comedian and singer (Peter Lind Hayes Show), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1998)
  • 1915-07-01 Jean Stafford, American writer (Pulitzer Prize 1970-The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford), born in Covina, California (d. 1979)
  • 1915-09-08 Frank Cady, American actor (Rear Window, Green Acres), born in Susanville, California (d. 2012)
  • 1915-10-18 Victor Sen Yung [Cheung Young], American actor (Across the Pacific, Charlie Chan in Honolulu), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1980)
  • 1915-12-07 Leigh Brackett, American sci-fi author (Ginger Star), Los Angeles, California (d. 1978)
  • 1915-12-13 Ross MacDonald [Kenneth Millar], American-Canadian detective novelist (Goodbye Look), born in Los Gatos, California (d. 1983)
  • 1915-12-22 Barbara Billingsley, American actress (Leave it to Beaver), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2010)
  • 1915-12-29 Jo Van Fleet, American actress (Cool Hand Luke, Cinderella, East of Eden), born in Oakland, California (d. 1996)
  • 1916-01-24 Walter Haas Jr., American businessman & sports team owner (Levi Strauss & Co, Oakland A's), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)
  • 1916-02-12 Joseph L Alioto, American politician (Mayor-San Francisco), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1998)
  • 1916-02-13 James Griffith, actor (Sheriff of Cochise), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1916-04-03 Herb Caen, American columnist (SF Chronicle), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1997)

Person of interestGregory Peck

1916-04-05 Gregory Peck, American actor (To Kill a Mockingbird, MacArthur), born in San Diego, California (d. 2003)

  • 1916-04-30 Robert Shaw, American chorale conductor (Robert Shaw Chorale), born in Red Bluff, California (d. 1999)
  • 1916-06-09 Robert McNamara, American United States Secretary of Defense (1961-68), played major role in US escalation in Vietnam, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2009)
  • 1916-07-01 Bob Prince, American sportscaster (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1985)
  • 1916-07-11 Howard Brubeck, American composer (Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Orchestra), born in Concord, California (d. 1993)
  • 1916-08-19 Marie Wilson, American actress (The Story of Mankind, My Friend Irma), born in Anaheim, California (d. 1972)
  • 1916-08-25 Erich Von Stroheim Jr, American actor and director (Napoleon, Sunset Boulevard), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1968)
  • 1916-08-28 Jack [Holbrook] Vance, American sci-fi author (2 Hugo, Dirdir, Pnume), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2013)
  • 1916-10-10 Benson Fong, American actor (Charlie Chan, Purple Heart), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1987)
  • 1916-11-29 Frances "Fran" Ryan, American actress (Stripes, The Long Riders), born n Los Angeles, California (d. 2000)

Person of interestShirley Jackson

1916-12-14 Shirley Jackson, American writer (Road Through the Wall), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1965)

  • 1917-01-29 John Raitt, American actor and singer (Chevy Show, Pajama Game), born in Santa Ana, California (d. 2005)
  • 1917-03-23 Kenneth Tobey, American actor (The Thing from Another World, Innerspace, Whirlybirds), born in Oakland, California (d. 2002)
  • 1917-03-30 Herbert Anderson, American character actor (Dennis The Menace, Battleground), born in Oakland, California (d. 1994)
  • 1917-04-16 Barry Nelson, American actor, first actor to play James Bond, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • 1917-05-01 Giovanni "John" Beradino, American MLB infielder (St. Louis Browns, Cleveland Indians) and actor (General Hospital), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1996)
  • 1917-05-25 Steve Cochran [Robert Alexander Cochran], American actor (Mozambique, Gay Senotiys, Dallas), born in Eureka, California (d. 1965)
  • 1917-05-28 Marshall Reed, American actor (The Madmen of Mandoras, Mysterious Island), born in Englewood, Colorado (d. 1980)
  • 1917-06-06 Kirk Kerkorian, American CEO and "father of the mega-resort" (MGM, UA), born in Fresno, California (d. 2015)
  • 1917-06-18 Richard Boone, American actor (The Richard Boone Show, Have Gun Will Travel), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1981)
  • 1917-08-27 Peanuts Lowrey, American baseball player, born in Culver City, California (d. 1986)
  • 1917-09-22 Peter Adams [James H Adams II], American actor (Zorro, Kraft Mystery Theater, Alternative), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1987)
  • 1917-10-28 Jack Soo [Goro Suzuki], Japanese-American actor (Flower Drum Song, Barney Miller), born in Oakland, California (d. 1979)
  • 1917-11-07 Howard Rumsey, American jazz musician (Lighthouse Cafe), born in Brawley, California (d. 2015)
  • 1917-11-11 Mack Reynolds, American sci-fi author (Earth War), born in Corcoran, California (d. 1983)
  • 1917-11-12 Jo Stafford, Coalinga California, singer (You Belong to me, Never Smile Again)
  • 1917-11-17 Jack Lescoulie, TV host (Jackie Gleason Show), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1917-12-13 Dave Street [Patrick Devlin], American actor and singer (Moonrise, I Surrender Dear, Broadway Open House), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1971)
  • 1917-12-13 John Hart, American actor (The Lone Ranger, The Adventures of Captain Africa), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2009)
  • 1918-01-13 George "Bud" Hamilton, American film make-up artist (Westmore family), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1973)
  • 1918-01-26 Vito Scotti [Scozarri], American actor (The Godfather, Flying Nun, Barefoot in the Park), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1996)
  • 1918-02-19 Fay McKenzie, American actress and singer (The Party, Sierra Sue), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2019)

Person of interestBobby Riggs

1918-02-25 Bobby Riggs, American tennis player ("The Battle of the Sexes", US Open 1939, 41), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • 1918-04-26 Stafford Repp, American actor (Playhouse 90, Batman, Plunder Road), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1974)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 201 - 300 of 327

  • 2010-10-10 Actor Dave Annable (31) weds actress Odette Yustman (25) at Twin Peaks Ranch in Ojai, California
  • 2010-11-13 Major League Baseball pitcher Kyle Kendrick (26) married three-time "Survivor" contestant Stephanie LaGrossa (30) at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California
  • 2010-12-11 "Good Charlotte" lead vocalist Joel Madden (31) weds fashion designer and actress Nicole Richie (30) at Beverly Hills, California
  • 2011-01-01 "Hot in Cleveland" actress Valerie Bertinelli weds financial planner Tom Vitale at their home in Malibu, California
  • 2011-01-02 Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Palmer (34) weds author Neil Gaiman (50) in Berkley, California
  • 2011-01-30 "Chuck" actress Sarah Lancaster (30) weds attorney Matthew Jacobs in Southern California

LoveWedding of Interest

2011-03-26 Oscar winning actress Reese Witherspoon (36) weds talent agent Jim Toth (34) at Libbey Ranch in Ojai, California

  • 2011-04-02 Former Alias star Michael Vartan (42) weds Lauren Skaar at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California
  • 2011-04-22 American actor Eddie Cibrian (37) weds American country and pop singer LeAnn Rimes (28) at a private home in California
  • 2011-05-12 Victoria's Secret model Lily Aldridge (25) weds Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill (29) at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California
  • 2011-05-15 Actress Tamera Mowry (32) weds Fox News Correspondent Adam Housley (39) at Villagio Inn & Spa in Napa, California
  • 2011-05-21 TV actress Sara Rue (33) weds Kevin Price (35) at Bel Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2011-08-20 Socialite and model Kim Kardashian (30) weds basketball player Kris Humphries (26) at a private estate in Montecito, California

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian
  • 2011-09-17 Actor and film producer David Clayton Rogers (34) weds actress Sally Pressman (31) at Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2011-09-24 Model and actress Molly Sims (38) weds film producer Scott Stuber at Frank Caferatta Vineyards in Napa, California
  • 2011-10-01 Rock bassist Gene Simmons (62) weds actress and model Shannon Tweed (55) at the historic Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2011-10-02 Canadian stand-up comedian and actor Seth Rogen (30) weds screenwriter Lauren Miller at Kunde Family Estate in Sonoma, California

Actor & Writer Seth Rogen
Actor & Writer
Seth Rogen
  • 2011-10-16 Actress, screenwriter and model Nikki Reed (24) weds singer-songwriter Paul McDonald (27) at a private ranch in Malibu, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2011-10-22 Actor and comedian Robin Williams (60) weds graphic designer Susan Schneider at the luxurious Meadow Wood Resort in the Napa Valley town of St. Helena, California

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • 2011-12-17 Backstreet Boys member A. J. McLean (34) weds model Rochelle Karidis (30) in an outdoor wedding at Beverly Hills, California
  • 2011-12-31 "American Idol" alum and rocker James Durbin (22) weds Heidi Lowe at the edge of a redwood and oak forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains, California
  • 2012-04-08 American actress and television host Ricki Lake (42) weds jewerly designer Christian Evans in a secret ceremony at Southern California
  • 2012-05-10 Food Network chef Robert Irvine (46) weds "TNA" pro wrestler Gail Kim (35) in California

LoveWedding of Interest

2012-05-19 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (28) weds his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan at a small ceremony in Palo Alto, California

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg

LoveWedding of Interest

2012-06-02 Actress Drew Barrymore (37) weds writer Will Kopelman in Montecito, California

  • 2012-06-16 "Superbad" actress Aviva Farber (27) weds actor Ken Baumann (22) in Malibu, California
  • 2012-06-16 "Think Like a Man" and "Jumping the Broom" actress Meagan Good (30) weds Columbia Pictures VP DeVon Franklin (33) in Malibu, California
  • 2012-07-21 2010 American Idol winner Lee DeWyze (26) weds model-actress Jonna Walsh at Maravilla Gardens in Camarillo, California
  • 2012-07-28 "Franklin & Bash" actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar (38) weds advertising executive Catriona McGinn at the Sunstone winery in Santa Ynez, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2012-08-04 Actress Natalie Portman (31) weds ballet dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied (35) in Big Sur, California

  • 2012-08-18 "Melrose Place" actor Grant Show (50) weds "The Campaign" actress and former ballet dancer Katherine LaNasa (45) at The Oak Grove at Ribbit Tree & Plant Nursery in Topanga, California
  • 2012-08-26 "The Campaign" actress Kate Lang Johnson (28) weds musician Justin Miner at La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes, California
  • 2012-09-08 "How I Met Your Mother" actress Cobie Smulders (30) weds "Saturday Night Live" actor Taran Killam (30) at the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort in Solvang, California
  • 2012-09-24 "Sugar Ray" singer Mark McGrath (44) weds longtime love Carin Kingsland (39) at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2012-09-29 Academy Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway (29) weds actor-turned-jewelry designer Adam Shulman (31) in Big Sur, California

Actress Anne Hathaway
Actress
Anne Hathaway

LoveWedding of Interest

2012-09-29 Actress Holly Valance (29) weds property developer Nick Candy (39) in Beverly Hills, California

Actress & Singer Holly Valance
Actress & Singer
Holly Valance
  • 2012-10-12 Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham (50) weds fitness model Audrey Murdick (32) at the Sunstone Vineyards in Santa Ynez, California
  • 2012-10-13 "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" actor Alfonso Ribeiro (41) weds Angela Unkrich (31) in California
  • 2012-10-20 "Clueless" actress Elisa Donovan (41) weds Charlie Bigelow (36) on a outdoor ceremony on the Vineyard Lawn at The Carmel Valley Ranch in Carmel, California
  • 2012-10-30 Actress Evan Rachel Wood (25) weds "Billy Elliott" actor Jamie Bell (26) in California
  • 2012-11-09 Tennis player James Blake (32) weds publicist Emily Snider (37) Del Mar, California
  • 2012-12-01 Congressman Joseph Kennedy III (32) weds Lauren Anne Birchfield (28) at the Community Church in Corona del Mar, California
  • 2012-12-01 "The Bachelorette" reality star Ashley Hebert weds J.P. Rosenbaum at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California
  • 2012-12-15 "Scrubs" actor Donald Faison (38) weds CaCee Cobb (35) in Los Angeles, California
  • 2012-12-29 "The Glades" actress Kiele Sanchez (36) weds "Friday Night Lights" actor Zach Gilford (31) in Napa Valley, California
  • 2013-01-19 "Big Brother" Daniele Donato (26) weds Dominic Briones at the Newland House Museum in Huntington Beach, California
  • 2013-03-24 Motorcycle mogul Jesse James (43) weds drag racer Alexis DeJoria in Malibu, California
  • 2013-03-30 ER actor Mekhi Phifer (38) weds long time girlfriend Reshelet Barnes at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, California
  • 2013-04-24 Actress and director Melissa Gilbert (48) weds actor Timothy Busfield (55) at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2013-05-26 "Breaking Bad" actor Aaron Paul (33) weds Lauren Parsekian at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California

Actor Aaron Paul
Actor
Aaron Paul
  • 2013-06-01 Napster founder Sean Parker (33) weds singer-songwriter Alexandra Lenas at the Ventana Inn in Big Sur, California
  • 2013-06-07 "Client List" actress Alicia Lagano (34) weds manager Hector Rendon at the Malibu Lake Mountain Club in Agoura Hills, California
  • 2013-06-13 Model and actress Joanna Krupa (34) weds businessman Romain Zago in Southern California
  • 2013-06-14 90210 actor Matt Lanter (30) weds longtime girlfriend Angela Stacy at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2013-06-22 Star Wars creator George Lucas (69) weds Dreamworks Animation chairman Mellody Hobson (44) at Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Chairman of Dreamworks Animation Mellody Hobson
Chairman of Dreamworks Animation
Mellody Hobson
  • 2013-06-22 Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland (45) weds photographer Jamie Wachtel in Los Angeles, California
  • 2013-07-02 Actor John Barrowman (46) weds longtime boyfriend Scott Gill in California

LoveWedding of Interest

2013-07-13 TV host Jimmy Kimmel (45) weds co-head writer Molly McNearney in Ojai, California

TV Host Jimmy Kimmel
TV Host
Jimmy Kimmel
  • 2013-07-26 Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik (47) weds Melina Gallo at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2013-08-18 Actress Rosanna Arquette (54) weds investment banker Todd Morgan at a private ceremony in Malibu, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2013-09-14 NBA player LeBron James (28) weds longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson at the Capella Chapel in San Diego, California

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • 2013-09-21 Golden Globe-winning actor Andy Samberg (35) weds singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom (31) at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California
  • 2013-09-29 Actor and musician Jackson Rathbone (28) weds burlesque dancer Sheila Hafsadi in Malibu, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2013-10-12 "Charmed" tv actress Rose McGowan (40) weds artist Davey Detail at the Paramour Mansion in Los Angeles, California

Actress and Activist Rose McGowan
Actress and Activist
Rose McGowan
  • 2013-10-12 Former Guns N' Roses Matt Sorum (52) weds singer and dancer Adriane Harper in Palm Springs, California
  • 2013-10-12 Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis (53) weds paralegal Johnny Chaillot in Malibu, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2013-10-16 Actress and singer Kristen Bell (30) weds actor Dax Shepard (38) at the Beverly Hills County Clerk's Office in California

Actress Kristen Bell
Actress
Kristen Bell
  • 2013-12-22 Actress Lacey Chabert (31) weds longtime boyfriend David Nehdar in Los Angeles, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2013-12-31 "The Big Bang Theory" actress Kaley Cuoco (28) weds professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting (26) at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, California

Actress Kaley Cuoco
Actress
Kaley Cuoco
  • 2013-12-31 Actress-comedian Lily Tomlin (74) weds screenwriter Jane Wagner (78) in Los Angeles, California
  • 2014-01-26 "The Bachelor" star Sean Lowe (30) weds graphic designer Catherine Giudici (27) at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2014-04-03 Who's the Boss actor Danny Pintauro (38) weds partner Wil Tabares in Dana Point, California
  • 2014-04-04 TV personality Taylor Armstrong (42) weds attorney John Bluher at the Bel Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades, California
  • 2014-04-11 Actor and painter Titus Welliver (53) weds former model Jose Stemkens at Saddle Peak Lodge in Calabasas, California
  • 2014-04-12 Actress Ginnifer Goodwin (35) weds actor Josh Dallas (32) in Los Angeles, California
  • 2014-04-12 Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter (34) weds long term girlfriend Lauren Kitt in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2014-04-19 Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Joe Lo Truglio (43) weds Beth Dover in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2014-04-26 Actor Brian Baumgartner (41) weds Celeste Ackelson in Los Angeles, California
  • 2014-05-25 Happy Endings actress Casey Wilson (33) weds comedy writer David Caspe (35) in Ojai, California
  • 2014-05-31 Rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge (53) weds tv actress Linda Wallem (53) at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California
  • 2014-07-27 Actress and model Scheana Marie (29) weds longtime boyfriend Michael Shay at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, California
  • 2014-09-06 Actress Katie Leclerc (27) weds long-time boyfriend Brian Stuart Habecost in Palm Springs, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2014-09-08 Actress Ashley Tisdale (29) weds singer Christopher French at a private ceremony in Santa Barbara, California

Actress and Singer Ashley Tisdale
Actress and Singer
Ashley Tisdale
  • 2014-09-13 Paper Crown fashion designer Lauren Conrad (28) weds musician William Tell (34) in California
  • 2014-12-05 Actress and model Amber Stevens (28) weds "The Walking Dead" actor Andrew J. West (28) in Los Angeles, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2014-12-31 Olympic gold medalist soccer player Alex Morgan (25) weds Houston Dynamo midfielder Servando Carrasco (26) in Santa Barbara, California

Soccer Player Alex Morgan
Soccer Player
Alex Morgan

LoveWedding of Interest

2015-01-05 Actress Cameron Diaz (42) weds Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden (35) in Beverly Hills, California

Actress Cameron Diaz
Actress
Cameron Diaz
  • 2015-02-04 Actress Riley Keough (25) weds stuntman Ben-Smith Petersen in Napa, California
  • 2015-04-12 Fashion designer Tina Knowles (61) weds actor Richard Lawson (68) in Newport Beach, California
  • 2015-04-25 Heart's lead singer Ann Wilson (64) weds multi-generational community developer Dean Wetter in her manager's California backyard
  • 2015-04-26 "The Vampire Diaries" actor Ian Somerhalder (36) weds Twilight actress Nikki Reed (26) in Malibu, California
  • 2015-05-02 Actress and singer Amy Adams (40) weds longtime love Darren Le Gallo in California
  • 2015-05-16 Glee singer/actress Heather Morris (28) weds high school sweetheart Taylor Hubbell at Old Canyon Ranch in Topanga, California
  • 2015-05-30 Actor Eric Balfour (38) weds fashion designer Erin Chiamulon (31) in Pacific Palisades, California
  • 2015-07-11 Actress Jennie Garth (43) weds actor David Abrams in Los Olivos, California
  • 2015-09-05 Actress Erika Christensen (33) weds cyclist Cole Maness in Palm Springs, California
  • 2015-11-07 TV personality and fashion designer Whitney Port weds boyfriend Tim Rosenman in Palm Springs, California
  • 2016-01-16 Actress and singer Jamie-Lynn Sigler (35) weds baseball player Cutter Dykstra (53) in Palm Springs, California
  • 2016-02-14 Model and actress Liberty Ross (37) weds producer Jimmy Iovine (62) in Malibu, California
  • 2016-02-20 TV personality and actress Casey Reinhardt (30) weds longtime beau Sean Brown in California

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