Californian History (Part 6)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 2,239

  • 1936-02-27 Roger M Mahoney, archbishop of Los Angeles (1985- ), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1936-03-05 Dean Stockwell, California, actor (Werewolf of Washington, Blue Velvet)
  • 1936-04-26 Doug Sax, American mastering engineer (Bob Dylan, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Ray Charles), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1936-06-02 Sally Kellerman, actress (M*A*S*H, Back to School), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1936-07-23 Anthony Kennedy, 106th US Supreme Court justice (1988- ), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1936-07-23 Don Drysdale [Donald Scott], Van Nuys, California, American MLB player (LA Dodgers-Cy Young 1962)
  • 1936-08-08 Don Bowden, 1st American to run a sub 4 min mile (1957), born in San José, California
  • 1936-08-16 Gary Clarke, actor (Hondo, Virginian, Michael Shayne), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestRobert Redford

1936-08-18 Robert Redford, American actor (Sting, Candidate, Natural, Great Gatsby), born in Santa Monica, California

  • 1936-10-20 Larry Mowry, PGA golfer (1987 Crestar Pepsi Senior), born in San Diego, California
  • 1936-11-02 Rose Elizabeth Bird, California Supreme Court Justice (1977-87), born in Tucson, Arizona (d. 1999)
  • 1936-11-11 Susan Kohner, actress (Imitation of Life, Gene Krupa Story), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1936-11-14 Cornell Gunther, musician (Coasters-Poison Ivy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1936-12-06 David Ossman, American writer and comedian (The Firesign Theatre), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1936-12-08 David Carradine, actor (Kung Fu, Mean Streets, Kill Bill V.1 & 2), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1936-12-23 James Stacy [ Maurice William Elias], American actor (Lancer), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1937-01-15 Margaret O'Brien, actress (Jane Eyre, Meet Me in St Louis), born in San Diego, California
  • 1937-02-27 Barbara Babcock, actress (Dr Quinn, Dallas, Hill St Blues), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1937-03-16 David Del Tredici, American composer and pioneer of the Neo-Romantic movement (1980 Pulitzer), born in Cloverdale, California
  • 1937-03-21 Tom Flores, NFL quarterback and coach (Raiders), born in Fresno, California
  • 1937-03-23 Craig Breedlove, American race car champion (613 MPH-Spirit of America), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestMerle Haggard

1937-04-06 Merle Haggard, country singer (Death Valley Days), born in Bakersfield, California (d. 2016)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard

Person of interestGeorge Takei

1937-04-20 George Takei, actor (Sulu-Star Trek, Green Berets), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1937-06-05 Floyd Butler, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction), born in San Diego, California (d. 1990)
  • 1937-07-05 Brooke Hayward, author (Haywire), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1937-07-23 Bruce Surtees, cinematographer (Dirty Harry, Lenny), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)

Person of interestCharles Schwab

1937-07-29 Charles Schwab, American investor and entrepreneur (Charles Schwab Corporation), born in Sacramento, California

Investor and Entrepreneur Charles Schwab
Investor and Entrepreneur
Charles Schwab
  • 1937-08-03 Diane Wakoski, American poet (Motorcycle Betrayal), born in Whittier, California

Person of interestDustin Hoffman

1937-08-08 Dustin Hoffman, American actor (Graduate, Tootsie, Kramer vs Kramer), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1937-09-07 John Phillip Law, actor (Barbarella, Love Machine), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1937-11-03 Lynn Woolsey, (Rep-D-California)
  • 1937-11-20 Jack Linkletter, TV host (Haggis Baggis, Hootenanny), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1937-12-04 Max Baer Jr, actor (Jethro-Beverly Hillbillies), born in Oakland, California
  • 1937-12-08 James MacArthur, actor (Danny Williams-Hawaii 5-0), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1938-01-13 Billy Gray, actor (Bud-Father Knows Best), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1938-01-14 Jack Jones, American singer (Love Boat Theme), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1938-01-25 Etta James [Jamesetta Hawkins], American singer (Roll with Me, At Last), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1938-02-03 Victor Buono, actor (Man from Atlantis, Untouchables), born in San Diego, California
  • 1938-02-23 Diane Varsi, San Mateo California, actress (Peyton Place)
  • 1938-02-25 Diane Baker, actress (Diary of Anne Frank, Marnie), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1938-04-07 Yvonne Lime, actress (Father Knows Best, Dobie Gillis), born in Glendale, California

Person of interestJerry Brown

1938-04-07 Jerry Brown, Governor of California (D-1975-83, 2011-), born in San Francisco, California

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • 1938-04-11 Michael Deaver, Reagan Administration Deputy White House Chief of Staff, born in Bakersfield, California (d. 2007)
  • 1938-04-30 Gary Collins, actor (6th Sense, Home Show), born in Venice, California (d. 2012)
  • 1938-05-03 Chris Cannizzaro, American baseball player, born in Oakland, California (d. 2016)
  • 1938-05-05 Michael Murphy, actor (McCabe & Mrs Miller, Unmarried Woman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1938-05-11 Carla Bley [Carla Borg], American musician (Escalator Over the Hill), born in Oakland, California
  • 1938-05-13 Buck Taylor, actor (Monroes, Gunsmoke), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1938-07-20 Natalie Wood [Natasha Gurdin], American actress (Gypsy, Rebel Without a Cause, West Side Story), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1981)
  • 1938-08-11 Allegra Kent, ballerina, born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1938-08-15 Maxine Waters, American politician (Rep-D-California), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1938-08-15 Stephen Breyer, American lawyer and Justice of the Supreme Court, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1938-09-29 Mike McCormick, American MLB baseball pitcher (SF Giants, Cy Young 1967), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1938-10-24 Fred E Finn, pianist (Mickie Finn's), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1938-10-25 Robert Webster, diver (Olympic gold 1960, 64), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1938-12-21 Larry Bryggman, actor (Dr John Dixon-As the World Turns), born in Concord, California
  • 1938-12-25 Duane Armstrong, American painter (Fields of Grass), born in Fresno California
  • 1938-12-28 Bruce Yarnell, actor (Outlaws), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939-03-27 Jay Kim, U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1939-06-09 Charles Webb, American writer (The Graduate), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1939-07-14 Sid Haig [Sidney Mosesian], American actor (House of 1000 Corpses, Jason of Star Command), born in Fresno, California
  • 1939-07-15 Patrick Wayne, actor (Rounder, Shirley, Beyond Atlantis), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939-09-05 John Stewart, American rocker (Kingston Trio-Fire in the Wind), born in San Diego, California
  • 1939-09-09 Howard P McKeon, (Rep-R-California)
  • 1939-09-12 Henry A Waxman, (Rep-D-California, 1975-86)
  • 1939-09-17 Shelby Flint, American singer-songwriter (Angel on My Shoulder, Cast Your Fate to the Wind), born in North Hollywood, California
  • 1939-09-29 Larry Linville, Ojai California, actor (Frank Burns-M*A*S*H, Blue Movie)
  • 1939-10-01 George Archer, PGA golfer (1969 Masters Bing Crosby), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1939-11-02 Howard Wolpe, American politician (Rep-D-MI, 1979-93), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939-11-02 Richard Serra, American sculptor and video artist, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1939-12-01 Dianne Lennon, singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940-01-27 James Cromwell, American actor (Babe, The Green Mile), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940-01-29 Katharine Ross, American actress (Graduate, Francesca-Colbys), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1940-03-10 Dean Torrence, surf music singer (Jan & Dean-Little Old Lady), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940-03-15 Phil Lesh, [Chapman], American rock bassist (Grateful Dead), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1940-03-24 Robert "Bob" Mackie, American fashion designer (RuPaul, Tina Turner, Judy Garland, Carol Burnett, Streisand, Cher), born in Monterey Park, California
  • 1940-03-26 Nancy Pelosi, (Rep-D-California)
  • 1940-04-04 Sharon Sheeley, American songwriter (Somethin' Else), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2002)
  • 1940-04-24 Michael Parks, American actor (Tusk, Then Came Bronson), born in Corona California (d. 2017)
  • 1940-06-02 Christopher Bernau, actor (Guiding Light), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1940-06-13 Bobby Freeman, American singer (Do You Want to Dance), born in Northern California (d. 2017)
  • 1940-06-14 Ben Davidson, actor (Rhino-Ball Four, Code R), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1940-06-14 Bill Baker, (Rep-R-California)
  • 1940-06-14 Jack Bannon, actor (Art in Lou Grant, Trauma Center), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940-07-04 Karolyn Grimes, American actress (It's a Wonderful Life, The Bishop's Wife), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1940-07-05 Arthur Blythe, American jazz saxophonist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • 1940-07-10 Mills Watson, American actor (Harper Valley PTA, BJ & Bear), born in Oakland, California
  • 1940-07-18 James Brolin, American actor (Dr Kiley-Marcus Welby, Peter-Hotel), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940-08-06 Louise Sorel, actress (BS I Love You, Crimes of Passion), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940-08-19 Jill St John, [Oppenheim], actress (Diamonds are Forever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940-09-02 Beverly Sanders, actress (Lotsa Luck, CPO Sharkey), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1940-09-12 Linda Gray, actress (Sue Ellen Ewing-Dallas), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1940-09-12 Susan Sennett, actress (Big Bad Mama), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1940-09-13 Gene Page, arranger and composer (Righteous Brothers, Marvin Gaye), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • 1940-09-19 Bill Medley, American singer-songwriter (The Righteous Brothers), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1940-10-03 Alan O'Day, rocker, born in Hollywood, California (d. 2013)
  • 1940-10-27 Maxine Hong Kingston, American author (The Woman Warrior), born in Stockton, California

Person of interestBruce Lee

1940-11-27 Bruce Lee [Lee Yuen Kam], Chinese-American martial artist and actor (Enter the Dragon), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1973)

Karate Star/Actor Bruce Lee
Karate Star/Actor
Bruce Lee
  • 1940-12-10 William Fred Dempster, crew member (Biosphere 2), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1941-01-04 Maureen Reagan, 1st daughter of Ronald and Jane Wyman, born in Los Angeles, California

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