Californian History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 462

  • 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 Great Britain scores 8,797 points to win the Olympic decathlon in Los Angeles; later recognised as a world record
  • 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.
  • 1985-08-31 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
  • 1986-01-04 Los Angeles Rams running back Eric Dickerson scores twice as he rushes for an NFL postseason record 248 yards in 20-0 victory over Dallas Cowboys in NFC divisional playoff in Anaheim, California

Electoral defeatElection 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, takes off from Edwards AFB, California on 1st non-stop, non-refueled flight around the world
  • 1987-01-06 Astronomers at University of California see 1st sight of birth of a galaxy
  • 1987-03-08 FBI apprehends most wanted Claude L Dallas, Jr in California

  • 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)
  • 1988-04-12 Sonny Bono elected mayor of Palm Springs California

BeatificationBeatification

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, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong premieres at Century City, California

Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
Actress Linda Hamilton
Actress
Linda Hamilton
  • 1991-07-05 American jockey Ray Sibille wins his 3,000th career race, aboard Sporting Surf at Pleasanton, California
  • 1991-09-22 California University makes Dead Sea Scrolls public
  • 1991-10-04 San Jose Sharks play first NHL game in franchise history, a 4-3 loss in Vancouver; native Californian Craig Coxe scores club's first goal while Jeff Hackett makes an impressive 48 saves

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 US Open Men's Golf, Pebble Beach GL: Perennial runner-up Tom Kite breaks through for his only major title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Jeff Sluman
  • 1992-06-28 2 earthquakes, including 3rd strongest in US (7.4) rock California

USARodney King Riots

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

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Damage in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots, which killed 63 people and caused over $1 billion in damages
Damage in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots, which killed 63 people and caused over $1 billion in damages
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  • 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.
  • 1993-12-02 A Webster's musical "Sunset Promenade" premieres in Los Angeles, California

Film release premierFilm Premier

1993-12-14 "Philadelphia" one of the first mainstream films about AIDS, directed by Jonathan Demme, 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
  • 1994-04-25 14" of snow in Southern California

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
  • 1994-07-17 FIFA World Cup Final, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: Brazil beats Italy 3-2 on penalties; 0-0 after extra time
  • 1994-08-16 Shauna Gambill, 17, of California, crowned 12th Miss Teen USA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994-10-31 American tennis star Venus Williams makes her professional debut as a 14 year old with a 6-3, 6-4 win over former NCAA champion and world No. 58 Shaun Stafford in the Bank of the West Classic in Oakland, California

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • 1994-12-06 Orange County California files for bankruptcy
  • 1995-07-20 The Regents of the University of California vote to end all affirmative action in the UC system by 1997.
  • 1995-09-02 Southern California begins using new area code 562

MurderMurder of Interest

1995-10-03 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson found not guilty of the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson

Film release premierFilm Premier

1996-06-25 "Independence Day" directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum premieres in Westwood, California

  • 1996-12-18 The Oakland, California school board passes a resolution officially declaring "Ebonics" a language or dialect.
  • 1997-08-29 Netflix is founded by Marc Randolph and Reed Hasting in Scotts Valley, California as an online DVD rental business
  • 1997-11-03 California law ends affirmative action
  • 1998-01-01 All California bars, clubs & card rooms must be smoke-free

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1998-05-04 A federal judge in Sacramento, California, gives "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepts a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty.

Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist Ted Kaczynski
Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist
Ted Kaczynski
  • 1999-03-20 Legoland, California, the first Legoland outside of Europe, opens in Carlsbad, California
  • 1999-09-19 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Stanford, California: Lindsay Davenport beats Elena Likhovtseva of Russia 6-4, 6-4 to give US an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends, 4-1) and their record extending 16th title
  • 2000-01-31 Alaska Airlines flight 261 MD-83, experiencing horizontal stabilizer problems, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California, killing all 88 persons aboard.

Sport awardUS Golf Open

2000-06-18 100th US Open Men's Golf, Pebble Beach GL: Tiger Woods wins his first US Open by a major championship record-setting 15 strokes over Ernie Els and Miguel Ángel Jiménez

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
Golfer Ernie Els
Golfer
Ernie Els
  • 2000-07-04 Canadian jockey Russell Baze scores his 7,000th career victory aboard This Is the Moment at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, California
  • 2001-02-20 The United States Supreme Court declines to consider an appeal by five major oil companies against Unocal's patent on production of cleaner "reformulated" gasoline sold in California

Film release premierFilm Premier

2001-12-05 "Ocean's Eleven" directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts premieres in Westwood, California

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2001-12-12 Winona Ryder is arrested on shoplifting charges in Beverly Hills, California

Actress Winona Ryder
Actress
Winona Ryder
  • 2002-02-02 52nd NHL All-Star Game, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA: World beats North America, 8-5; MVP: Éric Dazé, Chicago Blackhawks, RW

Film release premierFilm Premier

2002-06-06 "The Bourne Identity" directed by Doug Liman and starring Matt Damon premieres in Los Angeles, California

Actor Matt Damon
Actor
Matt Damon
  • 2002-12-18 Governor of California Gray Davis announces the state faces a record budget deficit of $35 billion, roughly double the figure reported during his reelection campaign one month earlier

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2002-12-28 LinkedIn is founded by Reid Hoffman and others in Mountain View, California

Co-founder of LinkedIn Reid Hoffman
Co-founder of LinkedIn
Reid Hoffman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2003-05-01 In what becomes known as the "Mission Accomplished" speech, U.S. President George W. Bush declares that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended" on board the USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of California

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 2003-10-07 American gubernatorial recall election is held in California. Governor Gray Davis is recalled and Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes governor.
  • 2003-10-12 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Home Depot Center, Carson, CA: Nia Künzer scores winner in sudden death extra time as Germany beats Sweden, 2-1
  • 2003-10-26 The Cedar Fire, the second-largest fire in Californian history, kills 15 people, consumes 250,000 acres (1,000 km²), destroys 2,200 homes around San Diego
  • 2003-12-22 A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits near San Simeon, California.
  • 2004-02-12 The city of San Francisco, California begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.
  • 2005-01-10 A mudslide occurs in La Conchita, California, killing 10 people, injuring many more and closing the Highway 101, the main coastal corridor between San Francisco and Los Angeles, for 10 days.
  • 2005-01-26 Glendale train crash: Two trains derail killing 11 and injuring 200 in Glendale, California, near Los Angeles.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005-06-13 A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 2005-09-04 20 year old Kyle Busch becomes youngest driver to win a NASCAR Cup Series race when he out duels Greg Biffle in the Sony HD 500 at California Speedway
  • 2005-12-03 XCOR Aerospace makes first manned rocket aircraft delivery of US Mail in Mojave, California.
  • 2006-12-01 Canadian jockey Russell Baze becomes North American horse racing's all-time win leader when Butterfly Belle wins 4th race at Bay Meadows, San Mateo, California; 9,531 victories passes record of Laffit Pincay Jr
  • 2007-06-24 The Angora Fire starts near South Lake Tahoe, California destroying 200+ structures in its first 48 hours
  • 2008-05-15 California becomes the second U.S. state after Massachusetts in 2004 to legalize same-sex marriage after the state's own Supreme Court rules a previous ban unconstitutional.
  • 2008-06-17 First day of legal same-sex marriage in California

PandemicSwine Flu Pandemic

2009-03-28 The first cases of H1N1 swine flu in the United States occur in two people in California

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President Barack Obama receives his flu jab during the 2009 swine flu pandemic
President Barack Obama receives his flu jab during the 2009 swine flu pandemic
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  • 2009-11-07 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Pounced, California Flag, Dancing In Silks, Vale of York, Goldikova, Furthest Land, Conduit, Zenyatta
  • 2010-08-04 California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state's voters in 2008, is overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger
  • 2010-11-07 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, San Diego, California: Flavia Pennetta of Italy beats American CoCo Vandeweghe 6-1, 6-2 to wrap up a 3-1 win and 3rd title for the Italians

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2011-06-22 After hiding for 16 years, Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is arrested outside an apartment in Santa Monica, California

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Gangster
Whitey Bulger
  • 2012-04-26 Indonesia suspends imports of American beef after a confirmed case of mad cow disease in California
  • 2012-08-24 A US jury in California finds that Samsung is guilty of patent infringement and awards over US$1 billion in damages to Apple meanwhile in a South Korea court both are found guilty of patent infringement

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 3,114

  • 1918-06-08 John D. Roberts, American chemist, received American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal (2013), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1918-06-25 Ken Mayers, American actor (Little Big Man, Dick Tracey, Space Patrol), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1985)
  • 1918-07-24 Ruggiero Ricci, American composer and violinist (Paganini), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2012)
  • 1918-07-26 Marjorie Lord [Wollenberg], American actress (Make Room for Daddy, Sherlock Holmes in Washington), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2015)
  • 1918-08-06 Norman Granz, American record producer (Jazz at the Philharmonic; Verve Records), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2001)
  • 1918-08-10 Eugene Wilkinson, naval officer (first nuclear sub commander), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2013)

Person of interestTed Williams

1918-08-30 Ted Williams, American baseball player and last player in MLB to bat over .400 in a single season (Red Sox, AL MVP '46, '49; Trip Crown '42, '47), born in San Diego, California (d. 2002)

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1918-09-21 Rand Brooks [Arlington Rand Brooks Jr.], American actor (Gone with the Wind, Rin Tin Tin), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1918-09-24 Audra Lindley, American actress (Three's Company, The Relic, Ropers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1997)
  • 1918-12-02 Milton Delugg, American orchestra leader (Tonight Show), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1918-12-13 Bill Vukovich, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1953-4), born in Fresno, California (d. 1955)
  • 1919-01-13 Robert Stack, American actor (The Untouchables, Unsolved Mysteries, Written on the Wind), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • 1919-01-27 David Seville [Ross Bagdasarian], (Alvin & Chipmunks), born in Fresno, California
  • 1919-02-05 Tim Holt [Charles John Holt III], American actor (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 1973)
  • 1919-02-17 Joe Hunt, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1943), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1945)
  • 1919-04-18 Virginia O'Brien, American actress and singer (Meet the People; DuBarry Was A Lady; Thousands Cheer), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2001)
  • 1919-05-01 Al Zarilla, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1948; St. Louis Browns), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1996)
  • 1919-06-29 Slim Pickens [Louis Burton Lindley Jr], American rodeo performer and actor (Dr Strangelove, Blazing Saddles), born in Kingsburg, California (d. 1983)
  • 1919-07-26 Virginia Gilmore, American actress (Jennie, Western Union), born in El Monte, California (d. 1986)
  • 1919-09-02 Marge Champion, dancer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1919-09-16 Andy Russell, American singer (Andy & Della Russell Show), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1992)
  • 1919-09-26 Barbara Britton [Brantingham], American actress (Captain Kidd, Young & Willing, Mr. and Mrs. North), born in Long Beach, California (d. 1980)
  • 1919-11-15 Joseph Wapner, American judge (People's Court), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • 1919-11-18 Jocelyn Brando, American actress (The Big Heat, Ugly American, China Venture), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2005)
  • 1920-01-06 Earl Kim, Korean-American composer, born in Dinuba, California (d. 1998)
  • 1920-01-24 Don Saddler, American choreographer & dancer (Holiday Hotel), born in Van Nuys, California (d. 2014)
  • 1920-02-29 James Mitchell, American dancer and actor (All My Children, Bloomer Girl), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2010)
  • 1920-03-28 Eugene A. Chappie, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in Sacramento, California (d. 1992)
  • 1920-04-02 Jack Webb, American screenwriter, director and actor (Dragnet, Sunset Boulevard), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 1982)
  • 1920-04-22 Hal March [Harold Mendelson], American comedian, actor and TV host ($64,000 Question, Outrage), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1970)
  • 1920-05-05 Hidalgo Moya, American architect and designer (Skylon), born in Los Gatos, California (d. 1994)
  • 1920-06-29 Ray Harryhausen, American movie special effect artist (Clash of Titans), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • 1920-07-03 John Lessard, American composer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2003)
  • 1920-07-10 Owen Chamberlain, American physicist (antiproton, Nobel-1959), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2006)
  • 1920-08-01 Sammy Lee, American diver (Olympic Gold 10m platform 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 [Jean Deifel], American actress (The Californians, Swamp Women), born in Montgomery, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • 1920-09-14 Bud Palmer, American basketball player (NY Knicks) and sportscaster, born in Hollywood, California (d. 2013)
  • 1920-09-20 Jay Ward, American cartoonist (Rocky & his Friends, Bullwinkle), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1989)
  • 1920-09-22 Bob Lemon, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB All-Star 1948–54; World Series 1948; no-hitter 1948; Cleveland Indians) and manager (KC Royals, Chicago WS; World Series NY Yankees 1978), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 2000)
  • 1920-10-27 Nanette Fabray [Ruby Fabares], American actress and singer (Love Life, Caesar's Hour, One Day at a Time), born in San Diego, California (d. 2018)
  • 1920-11-09 Byron de la Beckwith, American white supremacist, born in Colusa, California (d. 2001)
  • 1920-11-16 Betty Hicks, American golfer, author (US Open runner-up 1948, 54), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2011)
  • 1920-12-06 Dave Brubeck, American jazz pianist ("Take Five") and composer (Gates of Justice), born in Concord, California (d. 2012)
  • 1920-12-11 Eddy Firestone, American radio, television, and film actor (Mixed Doubles), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • 1920-12-25 Jerome Richardson, American jazz musician, born in Oakland, California (d. 2000)
  • 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, American actor (Head, Joy Sticks, Say Yes), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2000)
  • 1921-04-01 William L Bergsma, American composer (Fortunate Island), born in Oakland, 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, American actor (Empire, Redigo, Pollyanna), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1987)
  • 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)
  • 1921-10-02 Albert Scott Crossfield, American test pilot (XS-1), born in Berkeley, California (d. 2006)
  • 1921-10-19 George Nader, American actor (Robot Monster, Away All Boats), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2002)
  • 1921-11-08 Jerome Hines [Heinz], American 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 (d. 2000)
  • 1921-12-05 Peter Hansen, American actor (General Hospital, The War of the Roses), born in Oakland, California (d. 2017)
  • 1921-12-28 Johnny Otis [Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes], US R&B musician, producer, and talent scout ("godfather of rhythm and blues"), born in Vallejo California (d. 2012)
  • 1921-12-31 Lynn Compton, American 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], American actor (Wild Bill Hickok), born in Pumpkin Center, California (d. 1996)
  • 1922-01-31 William Sylvester, American actor (2001: A Space Odyssey, Gemini Man), born in Oakland, California (d. 1995)
  • 1922-02-13 Tristram Coffin, San Marino, California, folklorist (The Book of Christmas Folklore, The Old Ball Game), (d. 2012)
  • 1922-02-27 Jackie Kelso [John Joseph Kelson Jr], American jazz saxophonist and session musician, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1922-03-02 Eddie "Lockjaw" 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, American actor (The Californians) screenwriter (The Domino Principle), novelist ( Just Like Humphrey Bogart), and painter, born in Lafayette, Indiana (d. 1997)
  • 1922-03-21 Russ Meyer, American film director (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!), born in San Leandro, California (d. 2004)
  • 1922-05-06 Carlos Moorhead, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2011)
  • 1922-06-08 Myron Healey, American actor (The Lone Ranger, Wyatt Earp), born in Petaluma, Sonoma County California (d. 2005)
  • 1922-07-06 William Schallert, American actor (Patty Duke Show - "Martin"; Get Smart - "The Admiral"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1922-07-19 Rachel Robinson, American social activist and humanitarian (The Jackie Robinson Foundation), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1922-07-31 Lucy Killea, American Californian politician who supported pro-choice, born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1922-08-08 Rory Calhoun [Francis Timothy McCown], American actor (Blue & Gray, How to Marry a Millionaire), 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 (d. 2011)
  • 1922-09-20 Frank Comstock, American arranger (Les Brown), and theme composer (Rocky and His Friends), born in San Diego, California (d. 2013)
  • 1922-10-19 Jack Anderson, journalist (Wash Post), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1922-12-13 José Sarria, American political activist, drag queen and 1st openly gay candidate for public office in the US (1961), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2013)
  • 1923-01-01 Barbara Baxley, American actress and singer (Norma Rae, Countdown), born in Stockton, California (d. 1990)
  • 1923-01-22 Leslie Bassett, American classical composer (Variations for Orchestra - Pulitzer Prize 1966), and educator (University of Michigan, 1952-92), born in Hanford, California (d. 2016)
  • 1923-02-27 Dexter Gordon, American jazz tenor saxophonist and actor (Round Midnight, The Other Side of Round Midnight), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1990)
  • 1923-04-09 Dann Cahn, American film editor (I Love Lucy, Beverly Hillbillies), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2012)
  • 1923-04-13 Mari Blanchard, American actress and femme fatale (Kathy-Klondike), born in Long Beach, California (d. 1970)
  • 1923-04-24 Jim Hardy, American NFL quarterback (LA Rams; Pro Bowl 1950), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2019)
  • 1923-06-25 Sam Francis, American painter (Basel Mural), born in San Mateo, California (d. 1994)
  • 1923-06-26 Barbara Graham, American criminal convicted of murder, born in Oakland, California (d. 1955)
  • 1923-07-19 Alex Hannum, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (1st ABA, NBA winning coach), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2002)
  • 1923-08-10 Rhonda Fleming [Marilyn Louis], American actress and singer nicknamed the "Queen of Technicolor" (Spellbound), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1923-08-21 Arthur "Art" Janov, American psychologist and psychotherapist notable for creating 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, American actor (Wagon Train, Escape to Witch Mountain), born in Huntington Park, California (d. 1999)

Person of interestCliff Robertson

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

  • 1923-10-10 Louis Gottlieb, American musician (The Limeliters), born inn La Crescenta, California (d. 1996)
  • 1923-10-27 Ned Wertimer, American actor (The Jeffersons), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1923-11-28 Gloria Grahame, American actress (Crossfire, Sudden Fear, Rich Man Poor Man), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1981)
  • 1923-12-04 Charles Keating, American district attorney (Los Angeles California), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2014)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 301 - 327 of 327

  • 2016-05-06 Actress Kaitlin Doubleday (31) weds DJ Devin Lucien in an outdoor ceremony in Big Sur, California
  • 2016-05-07 Rich Kids of Beverly Hills star Morgan Stewart (27) weds cast-mate and real estate agent Brendan Fitzpatrick at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, California
  • 2016-05-29 Actor Topher Grace (37) weds actress and model Ashley Hinshaw in Santa Barbara, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2016-06-13 Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps (30) weds former Miss California USA Nicole Johnson (30) in Paradise Valley, Arizona

LoveWedding of Interest

2016-07-09 Fashion model Hannah Davis (26) weds former Yankees player Derek Jeter (42) at Meadowood Napa Valley Resort in St. Helena, California

Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
  • 2016-07-17 Actress and model Tatyana Ali (37) weds Vaughn Rasberry in Beverly Hills, California
  • 2016-07-23 Actor Corbin Bleu (27) weds actress Sasha Clements (26) at Hummingbird Nest in Santa Susana, California
  • 2016-07-31 Herjavec Group CEO Robert Herjavec (53) weds former "Dancing with the Stars" Kym Johnson (39) in Los Angeles, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2016-07-31 Ballet dancer Misty Copeland (33) weds attorney Olu Evans in Laguna Beach, California

Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland
Ballet Dancer
Misty Copeland

LoveWedding of Interest

2016-08-13 Comedian Kevin Hart (37) weds Eniko Parrish near Santa Barbara, California

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart
  • 2016-08-20 Stand-up comedian Chris Hardwick (31) weds actress Lydia Hearst (44) in Pasadena, California
  • 2016-09-10 Actress and singer Anna Camp (33) weds Pitch Perfect co-star Skylar Astin (29) in a vineyard wedding at Sunstone Winery in Santa Ynez, California
  • 2016-11-13 The Office actress Angela Kinsey (45) weds Days of Our Lives actor Joshua Snyder in Topanga, California
  • 2016-12-10 Actress Troian Bellisario (31) weds actor and director Patrick J. Adams (35) in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2017-02-11 Actor Bug Hall (32) weds Jill Marie DeGroff in Encino, California
  • 2017-03-03 Bachelorette TV personality Ali Fedotowsky (32) weds TV and radio host Kevin Manno (33) at Terranea Resort in Los Angeles, California
  • 2017-03-25 Orange Is the New Black actress Samira Wiley (30) weds writer Lauren Morelli (34) in Palm Springs, California
  • 2017-03-26 FIFA Women's World Cup champion Julie Beth Johnston (25) weds NFL player Zach Ertz (26) in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2017-04-21 Actor David Henrie (27) weds former Miss Delaware Maria Cahill in Southern California
  • 2017-05-19 Roller derby skater Bonnie Thunders weds NFL player Larry English (31) at The Montage in Laguna Beach, California
  • 2017-05-27 Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel (27) weds Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr (34) in Los Angeles, California
  • 2017-05-28 Actress Maggie Grace (33) weds entrepreneur Brent Bushnell in La Jolla, California
  • 2017-06-03 Actress, singer and Broadway star Bell Bundy (36) weds TBS executive Thom Hinkle at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California
  • 2018-02-03 Actor John Stamos (Full House) weds model Caitlin Mchugh at the Little Brown Church in Studio City, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2018-06-30 "The Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco (32) marries Karl Cook (26) in San Diego, California

Actress Kaley Cuoco
Actress
Kaley Cuoco

LoveWedding of Interest

2018-11-28 Quentin Tarantino (55) marries singer and model Danielle Pick (35) in Los Angeles, California

Film Director & Screenwriter Quentin Tarantino
Film Director & Screenwriter
Quentin Tarantino

LoveWedding of Interest

2019-06-08 Actor Chris Pratt (39) and Katherine Schwarzenegger (29) marry in Montecito, California


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