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Fresno, CA

CITY

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

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

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.fresnocvb.org/

Population:
427652 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1872

County:
Fresno County

Founded 1872 when the population of Millerton collectively moved to be closer to the railroad. Incorporated 12 October 1885.

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Fresno Bee

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
California Christian College
1955
Fresno Pacific University
1944
Fresno State University
1911
Fresno City College
1910

ZOO

ZooFounded
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
1929

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ross Bagdasarian
Musician
27-Jan-1919 16-Jun-1972 Progenitor of Alvin and the Chipmunks
Kurt M. Campbell
Government
1957   Asst. Secy. of State for East Asian Affairs
Chris Colfer
Actor
27-May-1990   Kurt Hummel on Glee
Mike Connors
Actor
15-Aug-1925   Mannix
Jim Costa
Politician
13-Apr-1952   Congressman, California 20th
Tom Flores
Football
21-Mar-1937   Raiders QB, later Head Coach
Christopher Gorham
Actor
14-Aug-1974   Harrison John on Popular
Sid Haig
Actor
14-Jul-1939   House of 1000 Corpses
Jon Hall
Actor
23-Feb-1915 13-Dec-1979 The Hurricane
Paul Hendrickson
Author
29-Apr-1944   Hemingway's Boat
Kirk Kerkorian
Business
6-Jun-1917   Las Vegas baron
Sammy Lee
Diver
1-Aug-1920   Olympic diver
Vern Mikkelsen
Basketball
21-Oct-1928   NBA Hall of Famer
Nestor Paiva
Actor
30-Jun-1905 9-Sep-1966 Tarantula
Carson Palmer
Football
27-Dec-1980   Oakland Raiders QB
Chip Pashayan
Politician
27-Mar-1941   Congressman from California, 1979-91
Sam Peckinpah
Film Director
21-Feb-1925 28-Dec-1984 Breakthrough director of ultraviolent film
Jerry Perenchio
Business
20-Dec-1930   Univision billionaire
Chuck Poochigian
Politician
31-May-1949   California State Senator
William Saroyan
Author
31-Aug-1908 18-May-1981 The Time of Your Life
Tom Seaver
Baseball
17-Nov-1944   Three-time Cy Young Award winner
James R. Ukropina
Attorney
1937   Former Partner, O'Melveny & Myers
Steven Zaillian
Screenwriter
30-Jan-1953   Schindler's List

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Pappy Boyington
Military
4-Dec-1912 11-Jan-1988 World War II flying ace
Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
Author
4-Apr-1908 4-Nov-2006 Cheaper by the Dozen
Ken Curtis
Actor
2-Jul-1916 29-Apr-1991 Festus Haggen on Gunsmoke
Bob Mathias
Sports Figure
17-Nov-1930 2-Sep-2006 Decathlon athlete turned Congressman
Dennis Morgan
Actor
20-Dec-1908 7-Sep-1994 My Wild Irish Rose
William Saroyan
Author
31-Aug-1908 18-May-1981 The Time of Your Life



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