Californian History (Part 8)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 3,113

  • 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
  • 1938-05-13 Buck Taylor, actor (Monroes, Gunsmoke), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1938-06-28 Leon Panetta, American politician (23rd United States Secretary of Defense), born in Monterey, 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)
  • 1938-08-15 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 baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1960–1961²; NL Cy Young Award 1967; NL wins leader 1967; NL ERA leader 1960; SF Giants), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2020)
  • 1938-10-24 Fred E. Finn, American pianist (Mickie Finn's), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1938-10-25 Robert Webster, American diver (Olympic gold 1960, 64), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1938-12-21 Larry Bryggman, American 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 (d. 2020)
  • 1939-06-11 Christina Crawford, American actress and author (Mommie Dearest), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939-06-14 John F. MacArthur, American evangelist and author, 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 singer and songwriter (Kingston Trio, 1961-67; "Daydream Believer"), 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, American golfer (US Masters 1969), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2005)
  • 1939-10-13 T. J. Cloutier, American poker player, born in Albany, California
  • 1939-10-30 Leland H. Hartwell, American scientist (Nobel 2001 - discoveries of protein molecules that control the division (duplication) of cells), born in Los Angeles, 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
  • 1940-01-06 Penny Lernoux, American journalist, born in California (d. 1989)
  • 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, American surf music singer (Jan & Dean - "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena"), 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, Barbra Streisand, Cher), born in Monterey Park, California

Person of interestNancy Pelosi

1940-03-26 Nancy Pelosi, American politician (Rep-D-California 1987-), 1st female Speaker of the House (2007-11, 2019-), born in Baltimore, Maryland

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
US Speaker of the House
Nancy Pelosi
  • 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, American actor (Rhino-Ball Four, Code R) and football player, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1940-06-14 William P. Baker, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Oakland, California
  • 1940-06-14 Jack Bannon, American actor (Art in Lou Grant, Trauma Center), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • 1940-07-03 Lance Larson, American 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic silver 1960), born in Monterey Park, 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
  • 1940-08-07 Marlyn Mason, American actress (Making It, Peyton Place), born in San Fernando, 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, over 100 songs for the Muppet Babies), 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)

Martial Artist and Actor Bruce Lee
Martial Artist and Actor
Bruce Lee
  • 1940-12-10 William Fred Dempster, crew member (Biosphere 2), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1940-12-31 Tim Considine, American actor (Mike-My 3 Sons), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-01-04 Maureen Reagan, 1st daughter of Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-01-15 Captain Beefheart [Don Van Vliet], American singer-songwriter (Bongo Fury, Shiny Beast), born in Glendale, California (d. 2010)
  • 1941-02-05 Stephen J. Cannell, American TV producer (The Rockford Files, The A-Team, 21 Jump Street) and writer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2010)
  • 1941-02-06 Gigi Perreau, American actress (Journey to Center of Time), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-03-15 Mike Love, American vocalist (Beach Boys - "Fun, Fun, Fun"; "California Girls"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-03-17 Paul Kantner, American rock singer and guitarist (Jefferson Airplane; Jefferson Starship), 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 - "Surf City"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1941-04-08 Peggy Lennon, American 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
  • 1941-04-15 Howard Berman, American attorney and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-04-20 Ryan O'Neal, American actor (Love Story, Paper Moon), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-04-26 John Mitchell, American classical composer, born in Hollywood, 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)
  • 1941-05-22 Paul Winfield, American actor (Star Trek II, Huckleberry Finn, Mars Attack), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1941-06-12 Lucille Roybal-Allard, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-06-13 Marcel Lachemann, American MLB manager and pitching coach (Oakland Athletics), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-06-23 Robert Hunter, American lyricist and singer-songwriter (Grateful Dead), born in Arroyo Grande, California (d. 2019)
  • 1941-06-28 Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist (professor of Computer Science at the University of California and University of Oxford) (d. 2006)
  • 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 Berning, American golfer (US Women's Open 1968, 72-73, Western Open 1965), 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 - "Guinnevere"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-08-20 Rich Brooks, American football player and coach (University of Oregon 1977-94; St. Louis Rams 1995-96), born in Forest, 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 Bob Matsui, American politician (Rep-D-California, 1979-2005), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2005)

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