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Modesto, CA

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.modestogov.com/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.modchamber.org/

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

Population:
188856 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1870

County:
Stanislaus County

County seat of Stanislaus County, California.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Modesto Junior College
1921
Modesto High School, Modesto, CA
1883

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mike Allsup
Guitarist
8-Mar-1947   Guitarist for Three Dog Night
Sonny Barger
Criminal
8-Oct-1938   Oakland Hells Angels
George Lucas
Film Director
14-May-1944   Creator of Star Wars
Laci Peterson
Victim
4-May-1975 23-Dec-2002 Pregnant mother's body found in bay
Harve Presnell
Actor
14-Sep-1933 30-Jun-2009 When the Boys Meet the Girls
Jeremy Renner
Actor
7-Jan-1971   Neo Ned
Mark Spitz
Swimmer
10-Feb-1950   Olympic swimmer
Ann Veneman
Government
29-Jun-1949   Executive Director of UNICEF

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ernest Gallo
Business
18-Mar-1909 6-Mar-2007 Billionaire winemaker
Kirby J. Hensley
Religion
23-Jul-1911 19-Mar-1999 Founder, Universal Life Church
Richard E. Lyng
Business
29-Jun-1918 1-Feb-2003 US Secretary of Agriculture, 1986-89
Slim Pickens
Actor
29-Jun-1919 8-Dec-1983 Tough cowboy actor



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