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Berkeley, CA

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.berkeleychamber.com/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.visitberkeley.com/

Population:
102743 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1853

County:
Alameda County

Named for George Berkeley.

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Daily Californian

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Berkeley City College
1974
Church Divinity School of the Pacific
1893
Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA
1880
University of California at Berkeley
1868
Pacific School of Religion
1866
Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
1851

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
1963

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ben Affleck
Actor
15-Aug-1972   Good Will Hunting
Melissa Sue Anderson
Actor
26-Sep-1962   Little House on the Prairie
Joan Blades
Activist
c. 1956   Cofounder of MoveOn.org
Aaron Cometbus
Author
1968   Zine author, Cometbus
Philip M. Condit
Business
2-Aug-1941   CEO of Boeing, 1996-2003
Robert Culp
Actor
16-Aug-1930 24-Mar-2010 I Spy
Rodger P. Davies
Diplomat
7-May-1921 19-Aug-1974 US Ambassador to Cyprus, 1974
Martha Davis
Singer
19-Jan-1951   Lead Singer, The Motels
Mike Dirnt
Bassist
4-May-1972   Bassist for Green Day
Barry Eichengreen
Economist
1-Jul-1952   Golden Fetters
Art Evans
Actor
27-Mar-1942   A Soldier's Story
Caitlin Flanagan
Author
?   Antifeminist
John Fogerty
Musician
28-May-1945   Creedence Clearwater Revival
Tom Fogerty
Guitarist
9-Nov-1941 6-Sep-1990 Creedence Clearwater Revival
Karen Grassle
Actor
25-Feb-1944   Ma on Little House on the Prairie
Ursula K. Le Guin
Novelist
21-Oct-1929   The Left Hand of Darkness
Nina Hartley
Pornstar
11-Mar-1959   Little Bill's slutty wife in Boogie Nights
Stanley Hiller, Jr.
Inventor
15-Nov-1924 20-Apr-2006 Helicopter designer
James Ivory
Film/TV Producer
7-Jun-1928   The Remains of the Day
Kathleen Kennedy
Film/TV Producer
5-Jun-1953   Co-Founder of Amblin Entertainment
Phil Lesh
Bassist
15-Mar-1940   Bassist for Grateful Dead
Malcolm M. Lucas
Judge
19-Apr-1927   California Chief Justice, 1987-96
Billy Martin
Baseball
16-May-1928 25-Dec-1989 NY Yankees manager, fired 5 times
Ed Quinn
Actor
26-Feb-1968   Eureka
G. Frederick Reinhardt
Diplomat
21-Oct-1911 23-Feb-1971 US Ambassador to Italy, 1961-68
Nicole Richie
Socialite
21-Sep-1981   The Simple Life
Rose Rollins
Actor
30-Apr-1978   Tasha Williams on The L Word
Rebecca Romijn
Model
6-Nov-1972   Swimsuit supermodel
Andy Samberg
Actor
18-Aug-1978   SNL, The Lonely Island
Akiva Schaffer
Film Director
1-Dec-1977   The Lonely Island
Alexander Shulgin
Chemist
17-Jun-1925   Rediscovered MDMA
Jane Sibbett
Actor
28-Nov-1962   The Second Arrival
Roger Guenveur Smith
Actor
27-Jul-1959   A Huey P. Newton Story
Jorma Taccone
Comic
19-Mar-1977   The Lonely Island
Ginny Tyler
Actor
8-Aug-1925 13-Jul-2012 Head Mouseketeer
Nikki Tyler
Pornstar
4-Dec-1972   Inscrewtible, Carnal Instincts, Porcupussy
Mike White
Football
4-Jan-1936   Fighting Illini Head Coach, 1980-87
Daphne Zuniga
Actor
28-Oct-1962   Princess Vespa in Spaceballs

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Luis W. Alvarez
Physicist
13-Jun-1911 1-Sep-1988 Particle accelerator, extinction of dinosaurs
Juliet Anderson
Pornstar
23-Jul-1938 11-Jan-2010 Queen of the MILFs
Daniel I. Arnon
Biologist
14-Nov-1910 20-Dec-1994 Photophosphorylation
David H. Blackwell
Mathematician
24-Apr-1919 8-Jul-2010 Bayesian statistics
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Author
3-Jun-1930 25-Sep-1999 The Mists of Avalon
Florian Cajori
Historian
28-Feb-1859 14-Aug-1930 A History of Mathematics
Ernest Callenbach
Author
3-Apr-1929 16-Apr-2012 Ecotopia
Melvin Calvin
Chemist
8-Apr-1911 8-Jan-1997 Deciphered photosynthesis
Owen Chamberlain
Physicist
10-Jul-1920 28-Feb-2006 Co-Discoverer of the antiproton
Arthur H. Compton
Physicist
10-Sep-1892 15-Mar-1962 Discovered the Compton Effect
Frederick G. Cottrell
Inventor
10-Jan-1877 16-Nov-1948 Smokestack filters to fight pollution
Donald Davidson
Philosopher
6-Mar-1917 30-Aug-2003 Actions, Reasons And Causes
Eddie Fisher
Singer
10-Aug-1928 22-Sep-2010 Crooner, top RCA/Victor vocalist
William F. Giauque
Chemist
12-May-1895 28-Mar-1982 Adiabatic demagnetization
Jack Gilbert
Poet
18-Feb-1925 13-Nov-2012 Refusing Heaven
Donald A. Glaser
Physicist
21-Sep-1926 28-Feb-2013 Inventor of the bubble chamber
John C. Harsanyi
Economist
29-May-1920 9-Aug-2000 Game theory
Louis Henyey
Astronomer
3-Feb-1910 18-Feb-1970 Henyey method
Ira Michael Heyman
Educator
30-May-1930 19-Nov-2011 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1980-90
June Jordan
Poet
9-Jul-1936 14-Jun-2002 Who Look At Me
Armin O. Leuschner
Astronomer
16-Jan-1868 22-Apr-1953 Astronomer at Berkeley
Leo Lowenthal
Sociologist
3-Nov-1900 21-Jan-1993 Literature and the Image of Man
Robert H. Lowie
Anthropologist
12-Jun-1883 21-Sep-1957 American ethnologist
Vonetta McGee
Actor
14-Jan-1940 9-Jul-2010 Blacula
Rudolph Minkowski
Astronomer
28-May-1895 4-Jan-1976 Galaxies in collision
Kenneth S. Pitzer
Chemist
6-Jan-1914 26-Dec-1997 President of Rice University, 1961-68
Malvina Reynolds
Singer/Songwriter
23-Aug-1900 17-Mar-1978 Little Boxes
Friend Richardson
Politician
1-Dec-1865 6-Sep-1943 Governor of California, 1923-27
Robert G. Sproul
Educator
22-May-1891 10-Sep-1975 President, University of California, 1930-58
Otto Stern
Physicist
17-Feb-1888 17-Aug-1969 Molecular beam experiment
Edward W. Strong
Educator
1901 13-Jan-1990 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1961-65
Otto Struve
Astronomer
12-Aug-1897 6-Apr-1963 Hydrogen in the interstellar medium
Walter Susskind
Conductor
1-May-1913 25-Mar-1980 Director, Toronto Symphony, 1956-65
Alfred Tarski
Mathematician
14-Jan-1902 26-Oct-1983 Tarski's indefinability theorem
Roger J. Traynor
Judge
12-Feb-1900 14-May-1983 California Chief Justice, 1964-70
Gregory Vlastos
Philosopher
27-Jul-1907 12-Oct-1991 Influential scholar of ancient philosophy
C. C. Young
Politician
28-Apr-1869 24-Dec-1947 Governor of California, 1927-31



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