Hawaii in History

Hawaii: Honolulu

Historical Events

Historic Event

1778-01-18 Captain James Cook stumbles over Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands)

  • 1778-11-26 British explorer Captain James Cook is the first European to visit Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii)
  • 1792-03-04 Oranges introduced to Hawaii
  • 1803-08-09 1st horses arrive in Hawaii
  • 1813-01-21 First reference to pineapple cultivation in Hawaii in diary entry by Francisco de Paula Marin
  • 1813-01-21 Spaniard Don Francisco de Paula y Marin plants coffee in Hawaii - 1st record of coffee growing in Hawaii
  • 1819-09-17 First whaling ship arrives in Hawaii
  • 1820-08-07 1st potatoes planted in Hawaii
  • 1822-01-07 1st printing in Hawaii of a ceremonial broadside for King Kamehameha II by Elisha Loomis
  • 1824-09-26 Kapiolani defies Pele (Hawaiian volcano goddess) & lives
  • 1825-04-10 1st hotel in Hawaii opens
  • 1835-05-13 1st foreign embassy in Hawaii forms
  • 1835-07-26 1st sugar cane plantation started in Hawaii
  • 1835-07-29 1st sugar plantation in Hawaii established
  • 1836-07-30 First English language newspaper published in Hawaii
  • 1839-06-07 Hawaiian Declaration of Rights is signed
  • 1839-06-17 King of Hawaii Kamehameha III issues Edict of toleration which gives Roman Catholics freedom to worship in the Hawaiian Islands. The Hawaii Catholic Church and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace is later established
  • 1840-10-08 First Hawaiian constitution proclaimed
  • 1842-12-19 US recognizes independence of Hawaii
  • 1843-11-28 Ka Lahui: Hawaiian Independence Day - The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation.
  • 1845-05-20 1st legislative assembly convenes in Hawaii
  • 1846-05-21 1st steamship arrives in Hawaii
  • 1847-03-10 1st money minted in Hawaii
  • 1847-09-10 1st theater opens in Hawaii
  • 1848-03-07 In Hawaii, Great Mahele (division of lands) signed
  • 1850-08-30 Honolulu, Hawaii, becomes a city
  • 1850-11-06 1st Hawaiian fire engine
  • 1850-12-20 Hawaiian post office established
  • 1850-12-27 Hawaiian Fire Department established
  • 1851-10-01 1st Hawaiian stamps issued
  • 1852-01-03 1st Chinese arrive in Hawaii
  • 1852-12-17 1st Hawaiian cavalry organized
  • 1853-10-19 First flour mill in Hawaii begins operations
  • 1857-09-30 US occupies Sand, Baker, Howland & Jarvis Island, south of Hawaii
  • 1858-08-17 1st bank in Hawaii opens
  • 1859-01-23 Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii begins an eruption that lasts 300 days
  • 1859-09-02 Gas lighting introduced to Hawaii
  • 1860-08-08 Queen of Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) arrives in NYC
  • 1865-02-04 Hawaiian Board of Education formed
  • 1868-04-03 A Hawaiian surfs on highest wave ever - a 50-foot tidal wave
  • 1869-04-30 Hawaiian YMCA organized
  • 1874-03-18 Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights.

Historic Event

1874-12-12 Hawaiian King David Kalakaua is 1st king to visit the US as guest of Ulysses S. Grant at 1st US state dinner at the White House

  • 1874-12-15 1st reigning king to visit US is the King of Hawaii, received by President Grant
  • 1875-05-31 Reciprocity Treaty between US & Hawaii ratified
  • 1877-07-23 1st telephone and telegraph line in Hawaii completed
  • 1878-07-20 1st telephone introduced in Hawaii
  • 1878-09-30 1st Portuguese immigrants arrive in Hawaii
  • 1879-03-01 Library of Hawaii founded
  • 1879-07-17 1st railroad opens in Hawaii
  • 1882-04-10 Captain William Matson founds his shipping company (San Francisco & Hawaii)
  • 1885-02-09 1st Japanese arrive in Hawaii
  • 1887-11-29 US receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii
  • 1889-11-18 Oahu Railway begins public service in Hawaii
  • 1889-12-19 Bishop Museum founded in Hawaii
  • 1891-01-29 Liliuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii, its last monarch
  • 1892-01-11 Hawaiian Historical Society founded
  • 1892-06-18 Brothers Edward and Robert Jordan plant 1st Macadamia nuts in Oahu, Hawaii
  • 1893-01-17 Queen Liliuokalani is deposed by an American coup, Kingdom of Hawaii becomes a republic
  • 1894-07-04 Republic of Hawaii proclaimed, Sanford B Dole as president
  • 1894-10-29 First election of Hawaiian Republic
  • 1895-11-26 Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association forms
  • 1896-10-27 1st Pali Road completed in Hawaii (winds so strong streams flow UP!)
  • 1897-02-05 1st showing of a motion picture in Hawaii at the Hawaiian Opera House
  • 1897-06-16 A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later
  • 1898-06-15 US House of Representatives passes resolution to annex Hawaii
  • 1898-07-06 US Senate agrees to annex Hawaii
  • 1898-07-07 US President McKinley signs the Organic Act to annex Hawaii
  • 1898-08-12 Hawaii is formally annexed to US
  • 1899-12-12 1st case of plague on Oahu, Hawaii
  • 1900-04-30 The "Hawaiian Organic Act" is enacted by US Congress making Hawaii a US territory
  • 1900-06-14 Having been annexed to the USA on 12 August 1898, Hawaii is constituted as an organised territory
  • 1901-02-20 1st territorial legislature of Hawaii convenes
  • 1901-03-02 Hawaii's first telegraph company opens
  • 1902-12-28 Trans-Pacific cable links Hawaii to US
  • 1903-01-05 SF-Hawaii telegraph cable opens for public use

Historic Communication

1903-07-04 Pacific Cable (San Francisco, Hawaii, Guam, Philippines) opens, President Theodore Roosevelt sends a message

  • 1906-04-26 Motion pictures begin regular showings at the Orpheum Theater in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1907-04-30 Honolulu, Hawaii, becomes an independent city.
  • 1909-11-11 Construction of US navy base begins at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  • 1915-03-25 1st submarine disaster; a US F-4 sinks off Hawaii, killing 21
  • 1916-08-01 Hawaii National Park forms
  • 1917-06-21 Hawaiian Red Cross forms
  • 1918-06-28 1st flight between Hawaiian Islands
  • 1922-02-09 Snow on Mauna Loa, Hawaii
  • 1924-09-09 Hanapepe Massacre occurs on Kauai, Hawaii.
  • 1927-06-29 1st flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii
  • 1927-07-14 1st commercial airplane flight in Hawaii
  • 1928-05-01 Lei Day begun (a Hawaiian celebration)
  • 1931-04-27 100°F (38°C), Pahala, Hawaii (state record)

Sports History

1934-10-20 MLB All-Star team led by Connie Mack and including Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx and Lou Gehrig sails to Japan for 18-game series against Big-Six University League

  • 1935-07-05 1st "Hawaii Calls" radio program is broadcast
  • 1936-10-22 1st commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii

Historic Event

1941-01-25 Pope Pius XII elevates the Apostolic Vicariate of the Hawaiian Islands to the dignity of a diocese. It becomes the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.

Attack on Pearl Harbor

1941-12-07 Imperial Japanese Navy with 353 planes attack the US fleet at Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hawaii, killing 2,403 people

  • 1946-04-01 Tsunamis generated by a quake in Aleutian Trench strike Hilo, Hawaii
  • 1947-11-01 First Aloha Week Parade held in Hawaii
  • 1952-12-03 1st TV broadcast in Hawaii
  • 1956-01-24 96.5 cm precipitation at Kilauea Plantation, Hawaii (state record)
  • 1956-01-25 96.5 cm (38.0") of rainfall, Kilauea Plantation, Hawaii (state record)

Famous Birthdays

Kamehameha IKamehameha I (1738-1819)

1738-05-01 King of Hawaii (1782-1819), born in Kohala, Hawaii

  • 1831-12-19 Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Hawaiian philanthropist (d. 1884)
  • 1835-01-31 William Charles Lunalilo, Monarch of Hawaii (d. 1874)
  • 1836-01-02 Queen Emma of Hawaii, Consort of King Kamehameha IV (d. 1885)
  • 1836-11-16 David Kalākaua, King of the Hawaiian Islands (1874-91), born in Honolulu, Kingdom of Hawaii (d. 1891)
  • 1838-09-02 Liliuokalani [Lydia Kamakaʻeha], last queen of Hawaii (1891-93), born in Honolulu, Oʻahu, Kingdom of Hawaii (d. 1917)
  • 1840-01-03 Father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgian helped lepers in Hawaii
  • 1857-08-18 Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate and the fourth vicar apostolic of the Vicariate Apostolic of the Hawaiian Islands, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1926)
  • 1871-03-26 Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole, Prince of the Kingdom of Hawaii, born in Kukui‘ula, Kōloa, Kauaʻi, Kingdom of Hawaii (d. 1922)

Hiram BinghamHiram Bingham (1875-1956)

1875-11-19 American archaeologist who re-discovered the Incan site of Machu Picchu, born in Honolulu, Kingdom of Hawaii

  • 1890-08-24 Duke Kahanamoku, American swimmer, surfer (Olympic gold 100m freestyle 1912, 20; 4x200m freestyle relay 1920), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 1968)
  • 1906-10-15 Hiram Fong, American businessman and politician (U.S. Senator from Hawaii), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2004)
  • 1907-02-03 James A. Michener, American author (Tales of the South Pacific, Hawaii), born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania (d. 1997)
  • 1912-05-29 Iris Adrian, American actress (Blue Hawaii, Bluebeard), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1994)
  • 1914-03-27 Richard Denning [Louis Denninger Jr.], American actor (An Affair to Remember, The Black Scorpion), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1915-05-08 John Archer [Ralph Bowman], American actor (Destination: Moon, White Heat, Blue Hawaii), born in Osceola, Nebraska (d. 1999)
  • 1915-11-23 John Dehner [Forkum], American actor (The Right Stuff, Big Hawaii, Bare Essence), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1916-10-08 Spark Matsunaga, United States Senator from Hawaii (1977-90), born in Kukuiula, Hawaii (d. 1990)
  • 1918-05-27 Kam Fong Chun, American actor (Hawaii Five-0, Magnum, P.I.), born in Kalihi, Territory of Hawaii (d. 2002)
  • 1920-07-01 Harold Sakata [Toshiyuki], American actor (Gold Finger, Dimension 5), born in Holualoa, Hawaii (d. 1982)
  • 1920-12-30 Jack Lord, American actor (Steve McGarrett in Hawaii FIVE-O, God's Little Acre), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1924-08-28 (Margaret) "Peggy" Ryan, American dancer (The Merry Monahans; Herr Come The Co-eds), and actress (Hawaii Five-0), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2004)
  • 1924-09-07 Daniel K. Inouye, American politician (US Senator, 1963-2012), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2012)
  • 1924-09-11 Daniel Akaka, American educator and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Hawaii), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2018)
  • 1926-03-12 George R Ariyoshi, (Gov-D-Hawaii)

Max Von SydowMax Von Sydow (1929-2020)

1929-04-10 Swedish actor (Hawaii, Exorcist, Dune, Game of Thrones), born in Lund, Sweden

  • 1930-03-02 John Cullum, American Tony Award-winning stage and screen singer and actor (Hamlet; 1776; Hawaii; Northern Exposure - "Holling"; The Middle -"Big Mike"), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1930-08-13 Don Ho, Hawaiian-American pop and Hawaiian music singer ("Tiny Bubbles"; "Ain't No Big Thing!"), born in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii (d. 2007)
  • 1931-08-18 Grant Williams, American actor (Hawaiian Eye, Incredible Shrinking Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1932-03-24 William Smith, Columbia Mo, actor (Rich Man Poor Man, Any Which Way You Can, Hawaii 5-0), born in Columbia, Missouri
  • 1933-02-10 Don Wilson, American rock guitarist (The Ventures - "Hawaii 5-0 Theme"; "Walk, Don't Run"), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2022)
  • 1933-04-10 Poncie Ponce, American actor (Kazuo Kim-Hawaiian Eye), born in Maui, Hawaii (d. 2013)
  • 1935-05-07 Kevin O'Connor, actor (Bogie, Special Effects), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1936-01-27 Troy Donahue, American actor (Surfside Six, Cockfighter, Hawaiian Eye), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1937-05-04 Mr. Fuji [Harry Masayoshi Fujiwara], American professional wrestler, born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2016)
  • 1937-12-08 James MacArthur, American actor (Danny Williams-Hawaii 5-0), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2010)
  • 1938-06-26 Neil Abercrombie, American politician (Rep-D-Hawaii, 1986-88), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1938-08-08 Connie Stevens [Concetta Ingoglia], American actress (Hawaiian Eye - "Cricket"; Back to the Beach), and singer ("Sixteen Reasons"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1940-12-24 Sharon Farrell, American actress (Lori-Hawaii 5-0, Young & Restless), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • 1943-07-13 Danny Lockin, American actor and dancer (Hello Dolly), born in Lanai, Hawaii (d. 1977)
  • 1943-09-01 Don Stroud, American actor (Coogan's Bluff; The Buddy Holly Story), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1944-06-16 Takamiyama Daigorō [Jesse Kuhaulua], American wrestler (1972 1st non-Japanese sumo champion), born in Maui, Hawaii
  • 1944-08-15 Pamela Polland, American singer-songwriter (Hawaiianized Pop Classics), born in California

Bette MidlerBette Midler (77 years old)

1945-12-01 American singer ("The Rose"; "Wind Beneath My Wings"), and actress (Ruthless People; Beaches), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

  • 1946-05-03 Norm Chow, American football coach, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1946-06-24 Ellison Onizuka, American Air Force Major and astronaut (STS 51C, 51L - Challenger disaster), born in Kealakekua, Hawaii (d. 1986)
  • 1947-06-16 Tom "Bones" Malone, American jazz musician, arranger, and producer (SNL; Blues Brothers), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1948-09-13 Clyde Kusatsu, American actor (Ali-Bring 'em Back Alive), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1950-01-07 Erin Gray, American actress (Silver Spoons, Buck Rogers), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1951-12-29 Yvonne Elliman, American singer-songwriter and actress (Jesus Christ Superstar - "I Don't Know How to Love Him"), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1953-03-31 Dennis Kamakahi, Hawaiian Grammy Award-winning slack-key guitarist, born in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii (d. 2014)
  • 1956-04-17 Elizabeth Lindsey, American explorer, filmmaker (Then There Were None), and actress (China Beach; The Byrds of Paradise), born in Oahu, Territory of Hawaii
  • 1957-09-07 Margot Chapman, American singer (Starland Vocal Band - "Afternoon Delight"), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1959-05-20 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Native Hawaiian singer, songwriter ("Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World"), and Hawaiian sovereignty advocate, born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 1997)
  • 1960-01-09 Lisa Walters, Canadian golfer (Hawaiian Open 1992-93), born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia
  • 1960-07-15 Alexander W Dunlap, astronaut, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1960-08-19 Ron Darling, American baseball pitcher (NY Mets), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Barack ObamaBarack Obama (61 years old)

1961-08-04 44th United States President (Democrat: 2009-17) and first African-American president, born in Honolulu, Hawaii

  • 1961-09-28 Quentin Kawananakoa, pretender to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii
  • 1962-10-12 Sid Fernandez, American baseball pitcher (NY Mets, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1962-10-13 Kelly Preston, American actress (Mischief, Twins, A Tigers Tale), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2020)
  • 1963-02-04 Tracie Ruiz-Conforto, Hawaii, sync swimmer (Olympic 2 gold/silver-84, 88)
  • 1963-08-11 Mike Huff, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1963-12-31 Konishiki, Japanese-Samoan sumo wrestler, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1964-02-26 Mark Dacascos, American actor & martial artist, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1964-08-01 Traci Phillips, American sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1964-09-14 Kurt Gouveia, American NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1965-01-30 Julie McCullough, American actress (Growing Pains) & Playboy playmate (Feb 86), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1965-05-19 Maile Flanagan, American actress (Naruto, Lab Rats), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1965-09-19 Debbye Turner, Miss America (1990) and TV host, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1966-04-04 Mike Starr [Michael], musician (Alice in Chains bassist), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2011)
  • 1966-04-07 Teri Ann Linn, American actress (Kristen-Bold & Beautiful), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1967-01-02 Tia Carrere [Althea Janairo], American actress (Wayne's World, True Lies), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1967-03-16 Lauren Graham, American actress and author (Gilmore Girls, Parenthood), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman (55 years old)

1967-06-20 Australian-American actress (Dead Calm; The Hours), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

  • 1968-01-05 Carrie Ann Inaba, American dancer and choreographer (In Living Color; Dancing With The Stars), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1968-02-05 Chris Barron, American singer & songwriter (Spin Doctors), born in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  • 1969-08-02 Cedric Ceballos, American NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns), born in Maui, Hawaii,
  • 1969-10-07 Malia Hosaka, Hawaiian professional wrestler, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1970-01-14 Steve Cooke, American baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Lihue, Hawaii
  • 1970-01-22 Brian Gaskill, American actor (David Michaels-Models Inc, Bob-All My Children), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1970-06-03 Peter Newton, American sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Kailua, Hawaii
  • 1970-12-26 James Mercer, American rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (The Shins - Wincing The Night Away), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1971-01-08 Brook Lee, American actress & model (Miss Hawaii 1997, Miss USA 1997, Miss Universe 1997), born in Pearl City, Hawaii
  • 1971-01-30 Kimo Von Oelhoffen, American football defensive tackle (Cin Bengals), born in Kaunakakai, Hawaii
  • 1971-04-09 Austin Peck, American actor (Austin Reed-Days of Our Lives), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1971-05-18 Clifton Sunada, American extra-lightweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1971-10-17 Byron Chamberlain, American football tight end (Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1971-12-17 Claire Forlani, British actress (Mallrats, Meet Joe Black, Hawaii Five-0), born in Twickenham, London
  • 1971-12-28 Benny Agbayani, American baseball player, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1972-03-15 Steve Danielson, field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1972-06-13 Sale Isaia, American football guard (Baltimore Ravens), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1973-01-12 Matt Wong, American musician (Reel Big Fish), born in Hilo, Hawaii
  • 1973-04-20 Itula Mili, NFL tight end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Kahuku, Hawaii
  • 1974-02-10 Tanoai Reed, American stunt performer, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1974-03-06 Sebastian Siegel, British-American actor (Lost, Hawaii Five-0), born in Oxford, England
  • 1974-04-14 Mike Allen Lambert, American volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1978-05-24 Brian Ching, American footballer (U.S. National Team), born in Hale'iwa, Hawaii
  • 1978-06-29 Nicole Scherzinger, American singer (Pussycat Dolls), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1978-07-24 Andy Irons, American surfer (ASP World Champion 2002-04), born in Kauai, Hawaii (d. 2010)

Famous Weddings

  • 1862-09-16 Liliuokalani, Queen of Hawaii (1891-93) marries John Owen Dominis

Hiram Bingham

1900-11-20 Archaeologist Hiram Bingham (25) weds Tiffany heiress Alfreda Mitchell in Honolulu, Hawaii

John Wayne

1954-11-01 Actor John Wayne (47) weds actress Pilar Pallete in Kona, Hawaii

Wedding of Interest

1982-07-04 Former Black Sabbath lead singer Ozzy Osbourne (33) weds music manager and concert promoter Sharon Arden (29) in Maui, Hawaii

Wedding of Interest

1992-02-24 Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (27) weds lead singer Kurt Cobain (25) on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii

  • 1994-07-30 Hollywood's highest-paid screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (49) weds Naomi Baka (35) in Maui, Hawaii
  • 1996-11-30 "All My Children" actress-model Eva LaRue (29) weds John Callahan (42) under a 500-year-old banyan tree at Koele in Lanai, Hawaii
  • 2000-07-08 Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi (28) weds Carolina Hurricanes ice hockey player Bret Hedican (29) at the Mauna Lani Resort in Kona, Hawaii
  • 2001-08-10 "Dixie Chick's" Martie Maguire (31) weds actor Gareth Maguire in Kailua, Hawaii

Wedding of Interest

2002-08-10 Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage (38) weds "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (34) at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii; divorce in 2004

Matt LeBlanc

2003-05-03 "Friends" actor Matt LeBlanc (35) weds former model Melissa McKnight (38) at a private estate overlooking Anini Beach in Kilauea, Hawaii

  • 2004-09-24 Former "Baywatch" actor Michael Bergin (35) weds makeup artist Joy Tilk (34) at Hanalei Bay Resort in Kauai, Hawaii
  • 2006-01-02 NBC correspondent Chip Reid weds Nina Block in Hawaii
  • 2006-04-29 "The O.C." actress Amanda Righetti (23) weds film director and writer Jordan Alan in Oahu, Hawaii
  • 2006-05-20 "Dog the Bounty Hunter" TV personality Duane Dog Chapman (53) weds Beth Smith at the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Hawaii

Tobey Maguire

2007-09-03 Actor Tobey Maguire (32) weds jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer (30) in Kona, Hawaii

James Gandolfini

2008-08-30 "The Sopranos" actor James Gandolfini (46) weds former model Deborah Lin (40) at Central Union Church in Honolulu, Hawaii

  • 2009-02-20 "Dog The Bounty Hunter" actress Lyssa Chapman (21) weds Brahman Galanti (35) at Lanikuhonua at Ko Olina in Oahu, Hawaii

Megan Fox

2010-06-24 Actress and model Megan Fox (24) weds Beverly Hills 90210 actor Brian Austin Green (36) at the Four Seasons Hualalai near Kona, Hawaii

  • 2010-07-04 "Survivor: Thailand" star Tanya Vance weds Joseph Luczaj in Maui, Hawaii
  • 2010-09-18 Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder (45) weds model Jill McCormick (32) in Hawaii
  • 2010-11-22 American radio and TV personality Danny Bonaduce (51) weds his manager Amy Railsback (28) at the Four Seasons on Maui, Hawaii

Carlos Santana

2010-12-19 Guitar legend Carlos Santana (63) weds rock drummer Cindy Blackman (51) in Maui, Hawaii

  • 2012-02-18 Activist and contributor for ABC News Elizabeth Smart (24) weds Matthew Gilmour (22) in Hawaii
  • 2012-04-06 "Sex and the City" actor Chris Noth (57) weds actress Tara Wilson (30) in Hawaii
  • 2012-06-18 R&B singer Bobby Brown (43) weds Alicia Etheridge in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 2012-08-09 "Martin" and "Everybody Hates Chris" actress Tichina Arnold (43) weds St. John's University's basketball assistant coach Rico Hines at Oasis Oceanfront Estate in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 2012-08-18 Former "Martin and Everybody Hates Chris" actress Tichina Arnold (43) weds Rico Hines in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 2012-10-07 Media personality Jack Osbourne (26) weds Lisa Stelly on the Big Island of Hawaii
  • 2012-12-01 Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard (33) weds Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader Krystle Campbell in Maui, Hawaii

Bethany Hamilton

2013-08-18 Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton (23) weds boyfriend Adam Dirks in Kauai, Hawaii

Abby Wambach

2013-10-05 Soccer player Abby Wambach (33) weds longtime partner Sarah Huffman (29) in Hawaii

  • 2014-01-04 Actor Justin Bartha (35) weds personal trainer Lia Smith in Oahu, Hawaii
  • 2016-11-06 TV personality and actress Audrina Patridge (31) weds professional BMX dirt bike rider Corey Bohan in Hawaii

Famous Deaths

James CookJames Cook (1728-1779)

1779-02-14 British explorer, navigator and cartographer, discovered and explored Australia, Pacific Islands and New Zealand for Britain, killed in a fight with Hawaiians near Kealakekua at 50

Kamehameha IKamehameha I (1738-1819)

1819-05-08 King of Hawaii (1782-1819), dies at 81

  • 1872-12-11 Kamehameha V, Hawaiian king (1863-72), dies at 42
  • 1874-02-03 Lunalilo, Hawaiian monarch (b. 1835)
  • 1899-03-06 Victoria Kaiulani, Hawaiian princess (b. 1875)
  • 1917-11-11 Liliuokalani [Lydia Kamakaʻeha], last queen of Hawaii (1891-93), dies from a stroke at 79
  • 1922-01-07 Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole, Prince of the Kingdom of Hawaii, dies at 50
  • 1926-05-13 Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate and the fourth vicar apostolic of the Vicariate Apostolic of the Hawaiian Islands, dies at 68
  • 1960-05-06 Paul Abraham, Hungarian composer (Blume von Hawaii), dies at 67
  • 1986-01-28 Ellison S Onizuka, Hawaii, Mjr USAF/ast, dies in Challenger disaster
  • 1991-06-23 Bill Buysman, Dutch guitarist/singer (Kilima Hawaiians), dies
  • 1992-02-04 John Dehner [Forkum], American actor (The Right Stuff, Big Hawaii, Bare Essence), dies of emphysema and diabetes at 76
  • 1994-09-17 Iris Adrian, American actress (Blue Hawaii, Bluebeard), dies at 82
  • 1997-06-26 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Native Hawaiian singer, songwriter ("Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World"), and Hawaiian sovereignty advocate, dies from respiratory failure at 38
  • 1997-10-16 James A. Michener, American author (South Pacific; Sayonara), dies of kidney failure at 90
  • 1999-12-03 John Archer [Ralph Bowman], American actor (Destination: Moon, White Heat, Blue Hawaii), dies of lung cancer at 84
  • 2002-10-18 Kam Fong Chun, American actor (Hawaii Five-0, Magnum, P.I.), dies of lung cancer at 84
  • 2004-08-18 Hiram Fong, American businessman and politician (U.S. Senator from Hawaii), dies at 97
  • 2004-10-30 Margaret O'Rene "Peggy" Ryan, American dancer and actress (Hawaii Five-0), dies at 80
  • 2013-07-19 Poncie Ponce, American actor (Kazuo Kim-Hawaiian Eye), dies from heart failure at 80
  • 2018-04-06 Daniel Akaka, American educator and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Hawaii), dies at 93
  • 2019-01-01 George, the last Hawaiian tree snail of his kind (Achatinella apexfulva species), dies at the University of Hawaii aged 14 years