Californian History (Part 7)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 3,064

  • 1933-10-24 Norman Rush, American writer (Mating), born in San Francisco, California

Hobart "Hobie" Alter

1933-10-31 Hobart "Hobie" Alter, American surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Hobie Cat, born in Ontario, California (d. 2014)

  • 1933-11-24 René Enriquez, Nicaraguan-American actor (Hill Street Blues - "Ray Calletano"), born in Granada, Nicaragua (d. 1990)
  • 1933-12-02 Michael Larrabee, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m, 4x400m relay 1964), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2003)
  • 1933-12-20 Gordon Getty, American composer, businessman and heir of J. Paul Getty, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1933-12-31 Edward Bunker, American author & actor, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2005)
  • 1934-01-03 Carla Hills, American lawyer and politician (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1975-77), born in Los Angeles, California

Bill Bixby

1934-01-22 Bill Bixby, American actor, director and producer (Incredible Hulk; The Courtship of Eddie's Father; My Favorite Martian), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1993)

  • 1934-02-18 Skip Battin, American singer-songwriter (The Byrds), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • 1934-02-25 Tony Lema, American golfer (British Open 1964), born in Oakland, California (d. 1966)
  • 1934-03-31 Richard Chamberlain, American stage and screen actor (Dr. Kildare (TV series); The Thorn Birds), born in Beverly Hills, California
  • 1934-06-07 Samuel Lipman, American pianist and music critic, born in Los Gatos, California (d. 1994)
  • 1934-06-26 John V Tunney, American politician (Rep/Sen-D-California), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1934-07-28 Norman D Shumway, American politician (Rep-R-California, 1979-91), born in Phoeniz, Arizona
  • 1934-08-08 Julian Dixon, American politician (Rep-D-California, 1979-2000), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2000)
  • 1934-09-06 Jody McCrea, American actor (Ben Matheson-Wichita Town), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2009)

Maureen Connolly

1934-09-17 Maureen Connolly, American tennis player (1st women's Grand Slam 1953; 9 x Grand Slam singles titles), born in San Diego, California (d. 1969)

  • 1934-10-21 Jerry Lewis, (Rep-R-California, 1979- )
  • 1934-10-29 Karl Francis Hettinger, American police officer (Onion Field survivor), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1994)
  • 1934-11-19 Dave Guard, singer-songwriter (The Kingston Trio), born in San Francisco, California (1991)
  • 1934-12-04 Victor French, American actor (Highway to Heaven), born in Santa Barbara, California (d. 1989)
  • 1934-12-05 Joan Didion, American author and journalist (The year of Magical Thinking), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1934-12-13 Richard Darryl Zanuck, American Academy Award-winning film producer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1934-12-30 Russ Tamblyn, actor (Win Place or Steal, Twin Peaks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1935-01-07 Tommy Johnson, American orchestral tubist (Jaws theme), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • 1935-01-20 Joan Weston, American Roller Derby Queen, born in Huntington Beach, California (d. 1997)

Mickey Wright

1935-02-14 Mickey Wright, American golfer (13 major titles; 82 LPGA Tour wins), born in San Diego, California (d. 2020)

  • 1935-02-16 Kenneth Price, ceramic artist and print maker (Hot Bottoms; Tamed), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1935-05-11 Doug McClure, American actor (Checkmate, Virginian, Roots), born in Glendale, California (d. 1995)
  • 1935-05-27 Lee Meriwether, Miss America (Time Tunnel, Barnaby Jones), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1935-06-24 Terry Riley, American minimalist composer (In C; A Rainbow In Curved Air), born in Colfax, California
  • 1935-06-25 Eddie Floyd, American singer and composer (California Girl, Falcons), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1935-07-05 John Gilmore, American true crime author (Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia Murder), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1935-07-25 Larry Sherry, American baseball pitcher (World Series MVP 1959, LA Dodgers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • 1935-08-20 Charles Shere, American composer, born in Berkeley, California
  • 1935-08-23 Loren Rush, American composer, born in Richmond, California
  • 1935-08-30 John Phillips, American singer and guitarist (Mama & Papas - "California Dreaming"), born in Parris Island, South Carolina (d. 2001)
  • 1935-09-30 Johnny Mathis, American pop vocalist ("Chances Are"; "Wild Is The Wind"; The Twelfth of Never"), born in Gilmer, Texas
  • 1935-11-10 Bernard Babior, American physician and biochemist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1935-11-10 Pippa Scott, American actress (Virginian, Mr Lucky), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1935-11-14 Jakusho Kwong, head of Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, born in Santa Rosa, California
  • 1935-11-24 Ron Dellums, American politician (D-House representative from California, 1971-1998), born in Oakland, California (d. 2018)

Darlene Hard

1936-01-06 Darlene Hard, American tennis player (US C'ships 1960-61, French C'ships 1960; 18 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2021)

  • 1936-02-06 J. Howard Marshall III, American businessman, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1936-02-13 Leamon King, Tulare California, 4X100m relayer (Olympic gold 1956)
  • 1936-02-27 Roger M. Mahoney, American cardinal (Archbishop of Los Angeles, 1985–2011), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1936-03-05 Dean Stockwell, American stage and screen actor (The Werewolf of Washington; Blue Velvet; Quantum Leap), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2021)
  • 1936-04-26 Doug Sax, American mastering engineer (Bob Dylan, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Ray Charles), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1936-04-29 Bernie Parrish, American NFL cornerback (Pro Bowl 1960, 63; Cleveland Browns; best-selling book, 'They Call It A Game'), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2019)
  • 1936-06-02 Sally Kellerman, American actress (M*A*S*H; Back to School; The Player), and singer, born in Long Beach, California (d. 2022)
  • 1936-06-30 Tom Frost, American rock climber (founder gear & apparel company Patagonia), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2018)

Anthony Kennedy

1936-07-23 Anthony Kennedy, 106th US Supreme Court justice (1988-2018), born in Sacramento, California

Don Drysdale

1936-07-23 Don Drysdale, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (World Series 1959, 63, 65; 9 x MLB All Star; Cy Young Award 1962; Brooklyn/LA Dodgers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1993)

  • 1936-08-08 Don Bowden, American middle distance runner (1st American to run sub 4 minute mile 1957, 3:58.7), born in San José, California

Robert Redford

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

  • 1936-10-11 Billy Higgins, American jazz drummer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2001)
  • 1936-11-02 Rose Elizabeth Bird, California Supreme Court Justice (1977-87), born in Tucson, Arizona (d. 1999)
  • 1936-11-11 Susan Kohner, American actress (Imitation of Life, Gene Krupa Story), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1936-11-14 Cornell Gunter, American R&B singer (The Coasters - "Poison Ivy"; "Yakety-Yak"), born in Coffeyville, Kansas (d. 1990)
  • 1936-12-06 David Ossman, American writer and comedian (The Firesign Theatre), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1936-12-08 David Carradine, American actor (Kung Fu, Mean Streets, Kill Bill V.1 & 2), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2009)
  • 1936-12-23 James Stacy [Maurice William Elias], American actor (Lancer), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1937-01-15 Margaret O'Brien, American actress (Jane Eyre; Meet Me In St Louis), born in San Diego, California
  • 1937-02-27 Barbara Babcock, American actress (Dr Quinn, Dallas, Hill St Blues), born in Fort Riley, Kansas
  • 1937-03-16 David Del Tredici, American pianist, Neo-Romantic composer, and 1980 Pulitzer winner (In Memory of a Summer Day), born in Cloverdale, California
  • 1937-03-21 Tom Flores, NFL quarterback and coach (Raiders), born in Fresno, California
  • 1937-03-23 Craig Breedlove, American auto racer (5-time world land speed record holder), born in Los Angeles, California

Merle Haggard

1937-04-06 Merle Haggard, American country singer-songwriter ("Mama Tried"; "If We Make It Through December"; "Okie from Muskogee"), born in Oildale, California (d. 2016)

George Takei

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

  • 1937-04-22 Bobbi Fiedler, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2019)
  • 1937-05-02 Ted [Samuel Frederick] Dabney, American engineer, founder of Atari (Pong), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2018)
  • 1937-06-05 Floyd Butler, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction - "Grazing In The Grass"), born in San Diego, California (d. 1990)
  • 1937-07-05 Brooke Hayward, American author (Haywire), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1937-07-23 Bruce Surtees, American cinematographer (Dirty Harry, Lenny), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)

Charles Schwab

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

  • 1937-08-03 Diane Wakoski, American poet (Motorcycle Betrayal), born in Whittier, California

Dustin Hoffman

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

  • 1937-09-01 Al Geiberger, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1966; first sub-60 PGA Tour round 1977; Players Tour C'ship 1975), born in Red Bluff, California
  • 1937-09-07 John Phillip Law, American actor (Barbarella, Love Machine), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1937-11-03 Lynn Woolsey, American politician (US House of Representatives-D-California, 1993-2013), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1937-11-05 Harris Yulin, American actor (Scarface), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1937-11-20 Jack Linkletter, American TV host (Haggis Baggis, Hootenanny), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • 1937-12-04 Max Baer Jr, American actor (Jethro-Beverly Hillbillies), born in Oakland, California
  • 1937-12-08 James MacArthur, American actor (Danny Williams-Hawaii 5-0), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2010)
  • 1938-01-13 Billy Gray, American actor (Father Knows Best - "Bud"), 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, American actress (Diary of Anne Frank; Marnie), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1938-04-03 Phil Rodgers, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles), born in San Diego, California (d. 2018)

Jerry Brown

1938-04-07 Jerry Brown, American politician and Governor of California (Democratic: 1975-83, 2011-19), born in San Francisco, California

  • 1938-04-07 Yvonne Lime, actress (Father Knows Best, Dobie Gillis), born in Glendale, California
  • 1938-04-11 Michael Deaver, Reagan Administration Deputy White House Chief of Staff, born in Bakersfield, California (d. 2007)
  • 1938-04-17 Kerry Wendell Thornley, Co-founder of Discordianism, born in California (d. 1998)
  • 1938-04-30 Gary Collins, American actor (6th Sense, Home Show), born in Venice, California (d. 2012)
  • 1938-04-30 Larry Niven, American sci-fi author (5 Hugo, Neutron Star), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1938-05-03 Chris Cannizzaro, American baseball player, born in Oakland, California (d. 2016)
  • 1938-05-05 Michael Murphy, American 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

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths