Californian History (Part 7)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 2,445

  • 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, American actor (Outlaws), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1973)
  • 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
  • 1939-06-11 Christina Crawford, American actress and author (Mommie Dearest), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939-06-25 Allen Fox, American tennis player, born in Los Angeles, 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 Waxman, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 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
  • 1940-07-23 Don Imus, American radio disc jockey (WNBC), born in Riverside, California
  • 1940-08-06 Louise Sorel, actress (BS I Love You, Crimes of Passion), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940-08-13 Ann Armstrong Dailey, American founder (Children's Hospice International), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1940-08-19 Jill St John, [Oppenheim], actress (Diamonds are Forever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940-08-23 Tony Bill, American actor (What Really Happened to the Class of '65), born in San Diego, California
  • 1940-09-02 Beverly Sanders, actress (Lotsa Luck, CPO Sharkey), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1940-09-12 Linda Gray, American actress (Sue Ellen Ewing-Dallas), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1940-09-13 Gene Page, American arranger and composer (Righteous Brothers, Marvin Gaye), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • 1940-09-19 Bill Medley, American singer and songwriter (The Righteous Brothers), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1940-10-03 Alan O'Day, American singer and songwriter (Undercover Angel), 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
  • 1941-01-14 Marjoe Gortner, actor (Speak Up America, Falcon Crest), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1941-02-06 Gigi Perreau, actress (Journey to Center of Time), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-03-15 Mike Love, vocalist (Beach Boys - "Fun, Fun, Fun"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-03-17 Paul Kantner, American rock singer and guitarist (Jefferson Airplane), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2016)
  • 1941-03-27 Charles Pashayan Jr., U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in Fresno, California
  • 1941-03-28 Jim Turner, American football player, born in Martinez, California
  • 1941-04-03 Jan Berry, American rock and roll vocalist (Jan and Dean-Dead Man's Curve), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-04-08 Peggy Lennon, singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-04-11 Frederick "Rick" Hauck, American astronaut (STS-7, STS 51-A, STS-26), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1941-04-20 Ryan O'Neal, American actor (Love Story, Paper Moon), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-04-30 Joseph "Coke" Escovedo, Mexican-American percussionist (Santana, Malo, Azteca), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1986)
  • 1941-05-12 Anthony Newman, harpsichordist/organist (Bhajeb), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-05-13 Ritchie Valens, American singer (Donna, La Bamba), born in Pacoima, California (d. 1959)
  • 1941-06-12 Lucille Roybal-Allard, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-06-29 John Boccabella, American baseball player (Chicago Cubs), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1941-07-12 Joseph Whipp, American actor (Escape from Alcatraz), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1941-07-22 Susie M Berning, LPGA golfer (US Women's Open-1972, 73), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1941-07-24 Barbara Love, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-07-26 Darlene Love [Wright], American singer (He's a Rebel), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-08-02 Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles), born in Goldsboro, California (d. 2000)
  • 1941-08-04 Quincey Daniels, American boxer (Olympic bronze 1960), born in San Diego, California
  • 1941-08-14 David Crosby, rocker (Crosby, Stills & Nash-Southern Cross), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-08-25 Shirley Carter Burden, patrician, born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 1996)
  • 1941-09-08 Donald "Dante" Drowty, American singer (The Evergreens), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-09-17 Robert T Matsui, (Rep-D-California, 1979- )
  • 1941-09-20 John A Wismont Jr, California, watercolor painter (over 50,000)
  • 1941-09-21 Tony Moon, American rock songwriter (Dante & the Evergreens), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-10-02 Ron Meagher, American rock bassist (The Beau Brummels), born in Oakland, California

Person of interestDave Stockton

1941-11-02 Dave Stockton, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1970, 76), born in San Bernardino, California

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton

Person of interestTom Fogerty

1941-11-09 Tom Fogerty, American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1990)

Rocker Tom Fogerty
Rocker
Tom Fogerty
  • 1941-11-13 Dack Rambo, American actor (Guns of Will Sonnett, Dallas), born in Earlimart, California (d. 1994)
  • 1941-11-17 Gene Clark, rock vocalist/guitarist (Byrds), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-11-19 Dan Haggerty, actor (Grizzly Adams), born in Hollywood California, (d. 2016)
  • 1941-11-20 Gary Karr, double-bassist (Oslo Philharmonic), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-12-09 Beau Bridges, actor (Hotel New Hampshire, 5th Musketeer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-01-01 Country Joe McDonald, California, rock guitarist/vocalist (& the Fish)
  • 1942-01-05 Dany Sava [Danielle Savalle], French actress (Moon Pilot), born in Paris, France
  • 1942-01-05 Cliff Potts, actor (Ted-Lou Grant), born in Glendale, California
  • 1942-01-08 Yvette Mimieux, American actress (Time Machine, Where the Boys Are), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-01-19 Shelley Fabares, American actress (Donna Reed Show, Coach), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1942-03-09 Gary Walker [Leeds], American musician (the Standells, the Walker Brothers), born in Glendale, California
  • 1942-04-03 Herb “Herbie” Greene, American photographer best known for his portraits for rock and roll luminaries (The Grateful Dead), born in Indio, California
  • 1942-04-12 Frank Bank, American actor (Lumpy-Leave it to Beaver), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2013)
  • 1942-05-09 Val Garay, American record producer and engineer (Bette Davis Eyes), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1942-06-01 Tom Mankiewicz, screenwriter (Diamonds are Forever), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestBrian Wilson

1942-06-20 Brian Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer (Beach Boys), born in Inglewood, California

Singer-Songwriter Brian Wilson
Singer-Songwriter
Brian Wilson
  • 1942-06-24 Michele Lee, American actress and singer (Karen-Knots Landing, Love Bug), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-06-27 John Howard McGuire, American composer, born in Artesia, California

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Famous Deaths