Californian History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 350

  • 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

1973-05-15 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 black mayor of Los Angeles, California
  • 1973-07-15 California Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0
  • 1974-02-05 Randolph Hearst’s 19-year-old daughter, Patty Hearst, is kidnapped from their home in California
  • 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)
  • 1975-01-28 1975 NFL Draft: Steve Bartkowski from University of California first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • 1975-06-01 California Angel Nolan Ryan 4th no-hitter beats Balt 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.
  • 1976-08-07 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
  • 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

Event of interestEvent 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 & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 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.
  • 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

Sport awardGolf Major

1982-06-20 82nd US Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach Golf Links California

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982-07-27 California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1982-08-06 California Doug DeCinces hits 3 HRs again in game (did it 5 days ago also)
  • 1982-09-11 Debbie Maffett (California), 25, crowned 55th Miss America 1983
  • 1983-01-26 Dutch British infrared satellite IRAS launched from California
  • 1983-02-13 33rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-123 at Inglewood, California
  • 1983-05-12 Julie Lynne Hayek, (California), crowned 32nd Miss USA
  • 1983-06-11 Don Genalo needs just 3 of 5 pins to win Southern California Open bowling tournament, miscalculates his score & intentionally gutters his ball
  • 1983-07-30 Official speed record for a piston-driven aircraft, 832 kph, California
  • 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
  • 1984-01-19 California Supreme Court rejects the request of quadriplegic Elizabeth Bouvia's to starve herself to death in a public hospital
  • 1984-03-22 Teachers at the McMartin preschool in Manhattan Beach, California are charged with Satanic ritual abuse of the children in the school. The charges are later dropped as completely unfounded.

  • 1984-07-18 21 people are killed and 19 are injured in a massacre in a McDonalds restaurant in San Ysidro, California; it ends with the shooting of its perpetrator, James Oliver Huberty
  • 1984-08-09 Daley Thompson of Britain sets decathalon record (8,847) in California
  • 1984-08-12 23rd Olympic games close at Los Angeles, California
  • 1984-09-30 California Angel Mike Witt, pitches a perfect game over Texas Rangers, 1-0
  • 1984-10-20 The Monterey Bay Aquarium opens in Monterey Bay, California.
  • 1985-08-04 California Angel Rod Carew gets his 3,000th hit
  • 1985-08-31 Night Stalker suspect that terrorized California captured in East Los Angeles
  • 1985-09-08 7 die in a car & train crash in San Jose, California
  • 1985-11-06 Space shuttle Challenger lands at Edwards Air Force Base, California
  • 1985-12-11 Computer store owner in Sacramento California killed by package bomb

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986-04-08 Clint Eastwood elected mayor of Carmel, California, Makes his day

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
  • 1986-05-12 Fred Markham (US), unpaced & unaided by wind, is 1st to pedal 65 mph on a level course, Big Sand Flat, California
  • 1986-05-25 Hands Across America - 6.5 million people hold hands from California to NY
  • 1986-12-14 Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan & Jeana Yeager, took off from Edwards AFB, California on 1st non-stop, non-refueled flight around world
  • 1987-01-06 Astronomers at University of California see 1st sight of birth of a galaxy
  • 1987-04-19 Last wild condor captured on California wildlife reserve
  • 1987-12-07 43 die in Pacific Southwest Airline crash in California (man shot pilots)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988-09-25 Pope John Paul II beatifies Friar Junípero Serra (founder of 1st Californian missions)

Missionary Junípero Serra
Missionary
Junípero Serra
264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1988-10-30 2 gambling clubs & 1 player share 61.38 M California lotto jackpot
  • 1988-12-06 STS-27 Atlantis lands in California after secret mission
  • 1989-01-17 Gunman opens fire in California schoolyard; 5 students slain, 30 wounded
  • 1989-02-26 California court throws out most of Margo Adams's $12 million breach-of- contract suit against Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs
  • 1989-03-18 California Quake amusement ride opens at Universal Studios
  • 1990-02-07 Lisa Leslie of Morningside HS in Inglewood California scores 101 in 1st half, South Torrance HS decides not to play 2nd half & loses 102-24
  • 1990-05-24 A car carrying American Earth First! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney explodes in Oakland, California, critically injuring both.
  • 1990-07-19 Richard Nixon library opens in Yorba Linda, California
  • 1991-01-14 Tyne Daly arrested for drunk driving in Van Nuys, California
  • 1991-06-26 Amy Elizabeth Goodman, of California, crowned America's Junior Miss

Film release premierFilm Premier

1991-07-01 "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong premieres at Century City, California

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • 1991-09-22 California University makes Dead Sea Scrolls public

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991-10-21 Former California Governor Jerry Brown announces his run for the US Presidency

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • 1992-02-07 Shannon LA Rhea Marketic, 22, (California), crowned 41st Miss USA
  • 1992-04-12 Lynn Gunther of California threatens to blow herself up in front of UN
  • 1992-04-21 Robert Alton Harris is put to death in the California Gas Chamber for 3 murders
  • 1992-04-22 6.0 earthquake in California
  • 1992-04-22 Plane crash at Perris Valley Airport California, kills 16 parachutists
  • 1992-05-01 Eric Houston kills 4 in a California HS where he failed history 4 yrs prior
  • 1992-06-21 92nd US Golf Open: Tom Kite shoots a 285 at Pebble Beach Golf Links California
  • 1992-06-28 2 earthquakes, including 3rd strongest in US (7.4) rock California

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993-02-03 Federal trial of 4 police officers charged with civil rights violations in videotaped beating of Rodney King begins in Los Aangeles, California

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • 1993-08-28 Long Beach California beats Panama for little league world championship
  • 1993-11-20 Savings and Loan scandal: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.

Film release premierFilm Premier

1993-12-14 "Philadelphia" directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington premieres in Century City, California

  • 1994-01-25 US space probe Clementine launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
  • 1994-01-28 Helicopter crashes into office building in San Jose California, 1 dead

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994-04-27 Former US President Richard Nixon buried in Nixon Library in California

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1994-06-26 126°F (52.2°C) in Death Valley, California
  • 1994-08-16 Shauna Gambill, 17, of California, crowned 12th Miss Teen USA
  • 1994-12-06 Orange County California files for bankruptcy

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 1,928

  • 1919-09-16 Andy Russell, singer (Andy & Della Russell Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1919-09-26 Barbara Britton, actress (Young & Willing), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1919-11-15 Joseph Wapner, American judge (People's Court), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • 1919-11-18 Jocelyn Brando, actress (Ugly American), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1920-01-06 Earl Kim, Korean-American composer, born in Dinuba, California (d. 1998)
  • 1920-01-24 Don Saddler, Van Nuys California, dancer (Holiday Hotel)
  • 1920-02-29 James Mitchell, actor (Palmer-All My Children), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1920-04-02 Jack Webb, actor (Joe Friday-Dragnet), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1920-04-22 Hal March, actor/TV host ($64,000 Question, Outrage), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1920-08-01 Sammy Lee, American doctor and platform diver, 1st Asian American to win Olympic Gold (1948, 52), born in Fresno, California (d. 2016)
  • 1920-09-01 Richard Farnsworth, American actor (Misery, Havana, Sylvester), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2000)
  • 1920-09-13 Carole Mathews, Montgomery Ill, actress (Wilma-Californians)
  • 1920-09-14 Bud Palmer, NBAer (NY Knicks)/sportscaster, born in Hollywood, California
  • 1920-09-22 Robert Granville "Bob" Lemon, American MLB pitcher (Cleveland Indians)/manager (NY Yankees, 1978), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 2000)
  • 1920-10-27 Nanette Fabray, American actress (Katherine-One Day at a Time), born in San Diego, California
  • 1920-12-06 Dave Brubeck, jazz pianist/composer (Gates of Justice), born in Concord, California (d. 2012)
  • 1920-12-11 Eddy Firestone, actor (Eddy-Mixed Doubles), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1921-01-03 John Russell, American actor (Pale Rider, Rio Bravo), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1991)
  • 1921-03-08 Alan Hale, Jr., American actor (Skipper-Gilligan's Island), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1990)
  • 1921-03-21 Logan Ramsey, actor (Head, Joy Sticks, Say Yes), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1921-04-01 William L Bergsma, American composer (Fortunate Island), born in Oakland, California
  • 1921-04-08 Virginia O'Brien, actress and singer (Gus, Ziegfeld Follies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1921-04-14 Thomas Schelling, American economist, (Nobel Prize 2005 - game-theory analysis), born in Oakland, California (d. 2016)
  • 1921-04-19 Will Ogdon, American composer, born in Redlands, California (d. 2013)
  • 1921-05-16 Harry Carey Jr, American actor (Back to the Future Part III, Gremlins), born in Saugus, California (d. 2012)
  • 1921-07-29 Richard Egan, actor (Empire, Redigo, Pollyanna), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1921-08-08 Roger Nixon, American composer, born in Tulare, California (d. 2009)
  • 1921-08-08 Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (Dangerous when Wet), born in Inglewood California (d. 2013)
  • 1921-10-19 George Nader, American actor (Robot Monster, Away All Boats), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1921-11-08 Jerome Hines, [Heinz], basso (I am The Way), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1921-12-01 Ralph Manza, American actor (Banacek, Mama Malone, Newhart), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1921-12-05 Peter Hansen, American actor (General Hospital), born in Oakland, California (d. 2017)
  • 1921-12-28 Johnny Otis [Alexandres Veliotes], American R&B musician, producer and talent scout, born in Vallejo California
  • 1921-12-29 Mala Powers, actress (Cyrano de Bergerac) [or 12/20/31], born in San Francisco, California
  • 1921-12-31 Lynn Compton, jurist (Sirhan Sirhan prosecutor) and commissioned officer (Easy Company, 101st Airborne), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1922-01-19 Guy Madison, [Robert Moseley], California, actor (Wild Bill Hickok)
  • 1922-01-31 William Sylvester, actor (2001, Gorgo, Gemini Man), born in Oakland, California
  • 1922-02-13 Tristram Coffin, San Marino, California, folklorist (The Book of Christmas Folklore, The Old Ball Game), (d. 2012)
  • 1922-03-02 Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis [Edward F. Davis], American jazz saxophonist (Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band), born in Culver City, California (d. 1986)
  • 1922-03-06 Ruben Ayala, Chino, California, politician (California State Senator 1974-1998) (d. 2012)
  • 1922-03-10 Adam Kennedy, actor (Dion-Californian), born in Lafayette, Indiana
  • 1922-03-21 Russ Meyer, American film director (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!), born in San Leandro, California (d. 2004)
  • 1922-06-08 Myron Healy, Petalumus California, actor (Wyatt Earp)
  • 1922-07-06 William Schallert, American actor (Patty Duke Show, Get Smart), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1922-07-31 Lucy Killea, (assemblywoman-California)
  • 1922-08-08 Rory Calhoun, actor (Blue & Gray, Judson Tyler-Capitol), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1999)
  • 1922-08-23 Jean Darling, American child actress (Our Gang), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)
  • 1922-09-15 Jackie Cooper, American actor and director (Skippy, Superman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1922-09-20 Frank Comstock, SD California, orchestra leader (Jimmie Rodgers Show)
  • 1922-10-19 Jack Anderson, journalist (Wash Post), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1923-01-22 Leslie Bassett, classical composer (Variations for Orchestra - Pulitzer Prize 1966), born in Hanford, California (d. 2016)
  • 1923-04-09 Dann Cahn, American film editor (I Love Lucy, Beverly Hillbillies), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2012)
  • 1923-08-10 Rhonda Fleming, [Marilyn Louis], actress (Spellbound), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1923-08-21 Arthur "Art" Janov, American psychologist, psychotherapist, creator of primal therapy (The Primal Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • 1923-08-24 Arthur Jensen, American psychologist, born in San Diego, California (d. 2012)
  • 1923-09-03 Terry Wilson, California, actor (Bill-Wagon Train)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1923-09-09 Cliff Robertson, American actor (Charly) and spokesman for AT&T, born in La Jolla, California (d. 2011)

  • 1923-10-27 Ned Wertimer, American actor (The Jeffersons), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1923-11-28 Gloria Grahame, American actress (Sue-Rich Man Poor Man), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1981)
  • 1923-12-04 Charles Keating, district attorney (Los Angeles California)
  • 1924-01-17 Jewel Plummer Cobb, educator/pres (California State U at Fullerton)
  • 1924-03-08 Sean McClory, actor (Jack-Californians, My Chauffeur), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1924-03-22 Paul Fussell, Pasadena, California, historian (The Great War and Modern Memory), (d. 2012)
  • 1924-03-31 Leo Buscaglia, "Dr Hug", psycholigist (Love), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1924-04-13 Jack Chick, American religious cartoonist (Chick tracts), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1924-05-03 Mary Carver, actress (Cecilia-Simon & Simon), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1924-07-29 Robert Horton, actor (Kings Row, Wagon Train, Arena), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1924-08-22 James Kirkwood, actor/writer (Hired Wife), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1924-08-28 Peggy Ryan, actress (Jenny-Hawaii Five-0), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1924-10-14 Robert Webber, actor (79 Park Avenue), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1924-10-18 Allyn Ferguson, orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in San Jose, California
  • 1924-11-16 Mel Patton, American sprinter & Olympic champion, born in Los Angeles, California, (d. 2014)
  • 1925-01-12 Bill Burrud, host (Safari to Adventure, Animal World), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1925-01-15 Ruth Slenczynska, pianist, born in Sacramento, California
  • 1925-01-23 Marty Paich, orchestra leader (Sonny & Cher, Glenn Campbell), born in Oakland, California
  • 1925-01-24 William Hudson, California, actor (I Led 3 Lives)
  • 1925-02-21 Sam Peckinpah, film director (Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs), born in Fresno, California
  • 1925-03-13 Bertha Tickey, Dinuba California, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1973)
  • 1925-04-20 Elena Verdugo, actress (Consuelo-Marcus Welby MD), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1925-04-30 Johnny Horton, country music and rockabilly singer (The Battle of New Orleans), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1960)
  • 1925-05-25 Jeanne Crain, Barstow California, actress (Man Without a Star)
  • 1925-07-01 Farley Granger, actor (Arnold, Rope, Deathmask), born in San Jose, California
  • 1925-07-06 Merv Griffin, TV host (Merv Griffin Show), born in San Mateo, California
  • 1925-07-23 Gloria DeHaven, American musical actress (Step Lively), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1925-07-25 Jerry Paris, director/actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1925-08-15 Mike Connors, [Krekor Ohanian], American actor (Mannix), born in Fresno, California (d. 2017)
  • 1925-09-01 Art Pepper, American alto saxophonist and clarinetist, born in Gardena, California (d. 1982)
  • 1925-09-12 Dickie Moore, actor (Expert, Oliver Twist, Little Men), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1925-10-27 Jane Connell, American actress (Jane-Stanley, Bridget-Dumpling), born in Oakland, California
  • 1925-10-27 Mary Kay Steans, actress (Mary Kay & Johnny), born in Glendale, California
  • 1925-10-29 Zoot Sims, jazz saxophonist, born in Inglewood, California
  • 1926-02-01 Stuart Whitman, actor (Capt Apache, Ransom, Cimarron Strip), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1926-03-01 Pete Rozelle [Alvin Rozelle], American NFL commissioner (1960-89), born in South Gate, California (d. 1996)

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle
  • 1926-03-21 Virginia Weidler, actress (Babes on Broadway), born in Hollywood, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1926-06-01 Marilyn Monroe [Norma Jean Mortenson], American actress (Some Like It Hot), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1962)

  • 1926-06-04 Nan Leslie, actress (Kings Row, Californians), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1926-07-01 Delmar Watson, American child actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Heidi, Annie Oakley), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1926-08-02 Betsy Bloomingdale, socialite and fashion leader, born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 2016)
  • 1926-08-07 Stan Freberg, satirist/ad executive/cartoon voice (Bertie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1926-08-12 John Derek, actor and director (10, Annapolis Story), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Weddings

Weddings 201 - 300 of 324

  • 2010-09-25 Charlie Sheen's daughter Cassandra Estévez (25) weds Casey Huffman (27) in Santa Barbara, California
  • 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

HeartWedding 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

HeartWedding 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

HeartWedding 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

HeartWedding 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

HeartWedding 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

HeartWedding 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

HeartWedding 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

HeartWedding 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

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

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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

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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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding 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
  • 2013-10-12 "Charmed" tv actress Rose McGowan (40) weds artist Davey Detail at the Paramour Mansion in Los Angeles, California
  • 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
  • 2013-10-16 Actress and singer Kristen Bell (30) weds actor Dax Shepard (38) at the Beverly Hills County Clerk's Office in California
  • 2013-12-22 Actress Lacey Chabert (31) weds longtime boyfriend David Nehdar in Los Angeles, California
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2014-09-08 Actress Ashley Tisdale (29) weds singer Christopher French at a private ceremony in Santa Barbara, California
  • 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
  • 2014-12-31 Olympic gold medalist soccer player Alex Morgan (25) weds Houston Dynamo midfielder Servando Carrasco (26) in Santa Barbara, California

HeartWedding 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

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