Californian History (Part 9)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 3,066

  • 1941-10-11 Charles Shyer, American film director (Private Benjamin), born in Los Angeles, California

Dave Stockton

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

Tom Fogerty

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

  • 1941-11-13 Dack Rambo, American actor (Guns of Will Sonnett, Dallas), born in Earlimart, California (d. 1994)
  • 1941-11-19 Dan Haggerty, American actor (Grizzly Adams), born in Hollywood California, (d. 2016)
  • 1941-11-20 Gary Karr, American double-bassist (Oslo Philharmonic), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-11-26 Susanne Marsee, American mezzo-soprano, born in San Diego, California
  • 1941-12-09 Beau Bridges, American actor (Hotel New Hampshire, 5th Musketeer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-01-01 "Country" Joe McDonald, American rock singer and guitarist (Country Joe and the Fish - "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1942-01-05 Dany Sava [Danielle Savalle], French actress (Moon Pilot), born in Paris, France
  • 1942-01-05 Cliff Potts, American television & film actor (Ted-Lou Grant), born in Glendale, California
  • 1942-01-08 Yvette Mimieux, American actress (Time Machine; Where the Boys Are; Light in the Piazza), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2022)
  • 1942-01-10 Walter Hill, American film director (48 Hours, Extreme Prejudice), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1942-01-19 Shelley Fabares, American actress (The 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 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)
  • 1942-04-16 Jim Lonborg, American MLB pitcher (AL Cy Young 1967), born in Santa Maria, California
  • 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

Brian Wilson

1942-06-20 Brian Wilson, American singer-songwriter, vocal arranger, and producer (Beach Boys - "In My Room"; "Good Vibrations"; "God Only Knows"; Caroline No"), born in Inglewood, California

  • 1942-06-24 Michele Lee, American stage and screen actress, and singer (Knots Landing - "Karen; Seesaw; The Love Bug), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-06-27 John Howard McGuire, American composer, born in Artesia, California
  • 1942-07-01 Andraé Crouch, American gospel singer (The Color Purple; The Lion King), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2015)
  • 1942-07-27 Dennis Ralston, American tennis player (4 x Grand Slam doubles champion; Wimbledon singles 1966 runner-up), born in Bakersfield, California (d. 2020)

Jerry Garcia

1942-08-01 Jerry Garcia, American rock and bluegrass guitarist, singer-songwriter (Grateful Dead - "Uncle John's Band"; "Ripple"; "Brokedown Palace"), and painter, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)

  • 1942-08-24 Joe Chambers, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Chambers Brothers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-08-27 Daryl Dragon, American keyboardist (Captain & Tennille - "Love Will Keep Us Together"), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2019)
  • 1942-08-29 James Glennon, American cinematographer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • 1942-09-04 Bob Filner, American politician (Rep-D-California 1992-2012; Mayor of San Diego, 2012-13), born in Pittsbugh, Pennsylvania
  • 1942-09-08 Sal Valentino [Salvatore Willard Spampinato], American rock musician (the Beau Brummels), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1942-09-16 Dennis Conner, American sailor, 4 time America's Cup winning skipper (1974, 1980, 1987, 1988) and Olympic bronze medalist (1976), born in San Diego, California
  • 1942-09-17 Beverly Aadland, Errol Flynns last girlfriend, born in Hollywood, California
  • 1942-09-25 Billy Mundi [also Tony Schnasse, born Antonio Salas], American session musician and drummer (The Mothers of Invention, Rhinoceros), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2014)
  • 1942-09-26 Kent McCord, American actor (Officer Jim Reed- "Adam 12"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-10-11 Vic Fazio, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Winchester, Massachusetts
  • 1942-10-13 Jerry Jones, American businessman and owner of the Dallas Cowboys(1989-present), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-10-13 Bob Bailey, American baseball player, born in Long Beach, California
  • 1942-10-27 Lee Greenwood, American country singer ("God Bless the USA"; "I Don't Mind the Thorns (If You're the Rose)"), born in South Gate, California
  • 1942-11-02 Stefanie Powers [Paul], American actress (Girl From U.N.C.L.E.; Hart to Hart), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1942-11-09 Richard Greene, American violinist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-11-20 Bob Einstein, American comedian (Officer Judy, Super Dave Osborne), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2019)
  • 1942-12-02 Ted Bluechel, American rock vocalist and drummer (Association), born in San Pedro, California
  • 1942-12-04 Bob Mosley, American rock bassist (Moby Grape), born in Paradise Valley, California
  • 1942-12-11 Karen Susman, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1962), born in San Diego, California
  • 1942-12-13 Anna Eshoo, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in New Britain, Connecticut
  • 1942-12-26 Gray Davis, former Governor of California
  • 1942-12-30 Fred Ward, American actor (Escape From Alcatraz; The Right Stuff: Remo Williams; Thunderheart), born in San Diego, California (d. 2022)
  • 1943-01-07 Jim Lefebvre, American baseball manager (Seattle Mariners), born in Hawthorne, California
  • 1943-01-13 Richard Moll, American actor (Night Court - "Bull"; House - "Big Ben"; Dungeonmaster), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1943-01-17 (Ezekiel Christopher) "Chris" Montez, American rock guitarist and singer ("Let's Dance"; "Call Me"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-01-24 Julie Bennett, American actress (Hey There It's Yogi Bear), born in Beverly Hills, California
  • 1943-02-04 Cheryl Miller, American actress (Paula-Daktari, Born Free), born in Sherman Oaks, California
  • 1943-02-08 Creed Bratton [William Schneider], American rock guitarist (Grass Roots - "Sooner or Later"), and actor (The Office -"Creed Bratton"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-02-09 Squire Fridell, American actor (Rosetti & Ryan), born in Oakland, California
  • 1943-02-26 Bob "Bear" Hite, American vocalist (Canned Heat - "Going Up the Country"), born in Torrance, California (d. 1981)
  • 1943-02-26 Paul Cotton, American rocker (Poco), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-03-10 Angelique Pettyjohn, [Dorothy Lee Perrins], American actress (Clambake; Repo Man), and burlesque queen, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1992)
  • 1943-03-14 Jim Pons, American rock bassist (Turtles: Mothers of Invention), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1943-04-07 Roberta Shore [Schourop], American actress (The Virginian), and singer, born in Monterey Park, California,
  • 1943-04-17 Roy Estrada, American rock bassist (Mothers Of Invention), and convicted sex offender, born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1943-04-20 Edie Sedgwick, American actress (Ciao Manhattan) and socialite, born in Santa Barbara, California (d. 1971)
  • 1943-05-12 Linda Dano, American actress (Felicia Gallant-Another World), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-05-13 Eve Babitz, American artist and author (Eve's Hollywood; Slow Days, Fast Company; I Used To Be Charming), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2021)
  • 1943-05-28 Dennis Riley, American composer (Masques (for wind quintet)), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1999)
  • 1943-05-31 Sharon Gless, American actress (Chris Cagney-Cagney & Lacey), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-06-02 Charles Haid, actor (Andy Renko-Hill St Blues, Altered States), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1943-06-07 [Kenneth Charles] Ken Osmond, American actor (Leave It to Beaver), born in Glendale, California
  • 1943-06-07 Mel Levine, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1983-93), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-06-15 Aron Kincaid, actor (Warren-Bachelor Father, Ski Party), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-06-20 Andy Etchebarren, baseball catcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Whittier, California
  • 1943-06-26 Allen Strange, American composer (Electronic Music: Systems, Techniques, and Controls), born in Calexico, California
  • 1943-07-11 Susan Seaforth Hayes, actress (Days of our Life, Young & Restless), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1943-07-22 Bobby Sherman, American actor (Here Comes the Brides), pop singer ("Little Woman"), and paramedic, born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1943-07-31 Sab Shimono, Japanese-American actor (Jackie Chan Adventures), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1943-08-02 Kathy Lennon, American singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1943-08-04 Michael J. McCulley, American naval officer, aviator and astronaut (STS-34), born in San Diego, California
  • 1943-08-04 Tina Cole, American singer (King Cousins) and actress (My Three Sons - "Katie"), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1943-08-05 Sammi Smith, American country music singer ("Help Me Make It Through The Night"), born in Orange County, California (d. 2005)
  • 1943-08-13 Gary Ilman, American 100m freestyle (Olympic-4th-1964), born in Glendale, California
  • 1943-08-19 Edwin Hawkins, American gospel musician, choir master and composer ("Oh Happy Day"), born in Oakland, California (d. 2018)
  • 1943-08-23 Bobby Diamond, American actor (Duncan Gillis-Dobie Gillis), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-08-24 John Cipollina, American rock guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service - "Fresh Air"), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • 1943-09-24 Lee Aaker, American actor (Rusty-Rin Tin Tin), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-09-25 John Locke, American rock keyboardist (Spirit - "I Got A Line On You"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • 1943-10-04 Jimy Williams, American baseball infielder, coach and manager (Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros), born in Santa Maria, California
  • 1943-10-05 Bonnie Bryant, American golfer (only left-hander to win an LPGA Tour event, Bill Branch Classic 1974), born in Tulare, California
  • 1943-10-21 Ron Elliott, American guitarist and songwriter (The Beau Brummels - "Just A Little"), born in Healdsburg, California

Billie Jean King

1943-11-22 Billie Jean King, American tennis player (12 Grand Slam singles titles, 39 Grand Slam titles), born in Long Beach, California

  • 1943-12-08 Patti Chandler, American actress (Bikini Beach), born in Culver City, California
  • 1943-12-10 Jessica Cleaves, American singer and songwriter (The Friends of Distinction), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)
  • 1943-12-20 Angel Tompkins, American actress (Gloria-Search), born in Albany, California
  • 1943-12-23 Harry Shearer, American screenwriter, actor (SNL, 1975-85; The Simpsons; This Is Spinal Tap), radio host (Le Show), and musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-01-06 Bonnie Franklin, American actress (Ann-1 Day at a Time), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2013)
  • 1944-01-13 Christina von Saltza, American swimmer (Olympic gold 400m, 4x100m freestyle, 4x100m medley 1960), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1944-01-14 Marjoe Gortner, American evangelist (Marjoe) and actor (Earthquake; Falcon Crest), born in Long Beach, California [1]
  • 1944-02-02 Katherine Crawford, actress (Gemini Man, Captains & Kings), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-02-22 Robert Kardashian, American lawyer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • 1944-02-24 Barry Bostwick, American actor (Rocky Horror Picture Show, Megaforce), born in San Mateo, California
  • 1944-02-25 Karen Grassle, American actress (Caroline-Little House on Prairie), born in Berkeley, California

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths