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Oakland, CA

CITY

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

Population:
399484 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1852

County:
Alameda County

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Laney College
1953
Patten University
1944
Lincoln University California
1919
Samuel Merritt University
1909
California College of the Arts
1907
Holy Names University
1868
Mills College
1852
Merritt College
 
Oakland High School, Oakland, CA
 

LIBRARY

LibraryFounded
Oakland Public Library
1878

ZOO

ZooFounded
Oakland Zoo
1922

BALLET

BalletFounded
Oakland Ballet
 

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Pandora
2000
Ask Jeeves
1996
Golden West Financial
1963
Cost Plus
1958
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
1945
Clorox
1913
APL
1848
Sequoia Voting Systems
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Eddie Anderson
Actor
18-Sep-1905 28-Feb-1977 Rochester on The Jack Benny Show
Herbert Anderson
Actor
30-Mar-1917 11-Jun-1994 Henry Mitchell on Dennis the Menace
Jack Z. Anderson
Politician
22-Mar-1904 9-Feb-1981 Congressman, committed suicide
Billie Joe Armstrong
Musician
17-Feb-1972   Frontman for Green Day
Max Baer, Jr.
Actor
4-Dec-1937   Jethro on The Beverly Hillbillies
Warren Barker
Composer
16-Apr-1923 3-Aug-2006 Composer for 77 Sunset Strip
Scotty Beckett
Actor
4-Oct-1929 10-May-1968 Child star train wreck
Pamela Blake
Actor
6-Aug-1915 6-Oct-2009 No Greater Sin
Carla Bley
Pianist
11-May-1938   Pianist and composer
Peter Buck
Guitarist
6-Dec-1956   R.E.M.
Don Budge
Tennis
13-Jun-1915 26-Jan-2000 First ever to win Grand Slam
Jay Bybee
Judge
27-Oct-1953   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Marcia Clark
Attorney
31-Aug-1953   Former O.J. prosecutor
William Clark, Jr.
Diplomat
12-Oct-1930   US Ambassador to India, 1989-92
Keyshia Cole
Singer/Songwriter
15-Oct-1981   The Way It Is
Frederick G. Cottrell
Inventor
10-Jan-1877 16-Nov-1948 Smokestack filters to fight pollution
Buster Crabbe
Actor
17-Feb-1907 23-Apr-1983 Flash Gordon
Mark Curry
Comic
1-Jun-1964   Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
Rapper
12-Aug-1972   Deltron 3030
Ron Dellums
Politician
24-Nov-1935   Mayor of Oakland, 2007-11
Jeff Dowd
Film/TV Producer
20-Nov-1949   The Dude
Mac Dre
Rapper
5-Jul-1970 1-Nov-2004 Vallejo Rapper
Rockmond Dunbar
Actor
11-Jan-1973   Kenny Chadway on Soul Food
Robert Duncan
Poet
7-Jan-1919 3-Feb-1988 Bending the Bow
Sheila E
Drummer
12-Dec-1957   Child prodigy Latin percussionist
Dennis Eckersley
Baseball
3-Oct-1954   Hall of Famer, renowned pitcher
Debbi Fields
Business
18-Sep-1956   Founder of Mrs. Field's Cookies, Inc.
Raymond C. Fisher
Judge
12-Jul-1939   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Matt Fong
Government
20-Nov-1953 1-Jun-2011 Strategic Advisory Group
Lyndsy Fonseca
Actor
7-Jan-1987   Alex on Nikita
Michael Franti
Musician
21-Apr-1967   Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
Nils Frykdahl
Musician
?   Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and Idiot Flesh
Wally George
TV Personality
4-Dec-1931 5-Oct-2003 Abusive conservative spectacle
Lance Gross
Actor
8-Jul-1981   Calvin Payne on House of Payne
Mark Hamill
Actor
25-Sep-1951   Luke Skywalker in Star Wars
MC Hammer
Singer/Songwriter
30-Mar-1962   Can't touch this
Jeff Hanneman
Guitarist
31-Jan-1964 2-May-2013 Slayer lead guitarist
Donna Hanover
Radio Personality
13-Feb-1950   WOR Radio Morning Co-Host, NYC
Peter Hansen
Actor
5-Dec-1921   Lee Baldwin on General Hospital
Kamala Harris
Attorney
20-Oct-1964   Attorney General of California
Sidney Coe Howard
Playwright
26-Jun-1891 23-Aug-1939 They Knew What They Wanted
Madlib
Music Producer
24-Oct-1973   Hip-hop producer, The Unseen
Stephan Jenkins
Musician
27-Sep-1964   Lead singer, Third Eye Blind
Fred Korematsu
Activist
30-Jan-1919 30-Mar-2005 Opposed internment camps
Ted Lange
Actor
5-Jan-1947   Isaac the bartender on Love Boat
Brandon Lee
Actor
1-Feb-1965 31-Mar-1993 Actor son of Bruce Lee
Shannon Lee
Actor
19-Apr-1969   Daughter of Bruce Lee
Megan Leigh
Pornstar
2-Mar-1964 16-Jun-1990 Ali Boobie & the 40 D's
Tony Lema
Golf
25-Feb-1934 24-Jul-1966 Winner, 1964 British Open
John Markoff
Journalist
24-Oct-1949   New York Times computer guy
Dakin Matthews
Actor
7-Nov-1940   Character actor
David McIntosh
Politician
8-Jun-1958   Congressman from Indiana, 1995-2001
Rod McKuen
Poet
29-Apr-1933   A Boy Named Charlie Brown
Ed Meese
Government
2-Dec-1931   US Attorney General, 1985-88
Russ Meyer
Film Director
21-Mar-1922 18-Sep-2004 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Stanley Miller
Chemist
7-Mar-1930 20-May-2007 Miller-Urey Experiment
Shemar Moore
Actor
20-Apr-1970   The Young and the Restless
Alan Mulally
Business
4-Aug-1945   CEO of Ford Motor Company
Barry Nelson
Actor
16-Apr-1920 7-Apr-2007 Yank on the Burma Road
Harry Partch
Composer
24-Jun-1901 3-Sep-1974 Hobo composer, built his own instruments
Paul Pierce
Basketball
13-Oct-1977   Boston Celtics guard/forward
Anita Pointer
Musician
23-Jan-1948   The Pointer Sisters
Bonnie Pointer
Singer
11-Jul-1951   The Pointer Sisters
June Pointer
Musician
30-Nov-1953 11-Apr-2006 The Pointer Sisters
Roy Riegels
Football
4-Apr-1908 26-Mar-1993 Ran wrong way in 1929 Rose Bowl
Sharon Percy Rockefeller
Business
10-Dec-1944   CEO of WETA Public Broadcasting
Edward M. Rowell
Diplomat
31-Oct-1931   US Ambassador to Luxembourg, 1990-94
Norman Rush
Novelist
24-Oct-1933   Mating
Raphael Saadiq
Musician
14-May-1966   Tony! Toni! Tone!
Walter Scheib
Chef
3-May-1954   White House Chef, 1994-2005
Thomas C. Schelling
Economist
14-Apr-1921   The Strategy of Conflict
Anabel Shaw
Actor
7-Jun-1921 16-Apr-2010 Gun Crazy
Jack Soo
Actor
28-Oct-1916 11-Jan-1979 Det. Yemana on Barney Miller
George Stevens
Film Director
18-Dec-1904 8-Mar-1975 A Place in the Sun
Richard C. Tallman
Judge
3-Mar-1953   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Amy Tan
Author
19-Feb-1952   The Joy Luck Club
Nathan C. Thorne
Business
c. 1954   President, Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity
Kenneth Tobey
Actor
23-Mar-1917 22-Dec-2002 Chuck Martin on Whirlybirds
Jo Van Fleet
Actor
30-Dec-1914 10-Jun-1996 East of Eden
Nicholas Veliotes
Diplomat
28-Oct-1928   US Ambassador to Egypt, 1984-86
Kelli White
Track and Field
1-Apr-1977   Gold medalist sprinter, banned for drug use
Dontrelle Willis
Baseball
12-Jan-1982   Philadelphia Phillies pitcher
Zendaya
Actor
1-Sep-1996   Rocky Blue on Shake It Up!

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Charles Brown
Musician
13-Sep-1922 21-Jan-1999 Merry Christmas Baby
Al Davis
Football
4-Jul-1929 8-Oct-2011 Owner of the Oakland Raiders
Leo Gorcey
Actor
3-Jun-1917 2-Jun-1969 Bowery Boy
Earl Hines
Jazz Musician
28-Dec-1903 22-Apr-1983 Everything Depends on You
Aimee Semple McPherson
Religion
9-Oct-1890 27-Sep-1944 Evangelist, faith healer
Victor H. Metcalf
Government
10-Oct-1853 20-Feb-1936 US Secretary of the Navy, 1906-08
Joaquin Miller
Poet
8-Sep-1837 17-Feb-1913 Songs of the Sierras
Jessica Mitford
Journalist
11-Sep-1917 23-Jul-1996 The American Way of Death
Samuel S. Montague
Engineer
6-Jul-1830 24-Sep-1883 American Transcontinental Railroad
Wayne Morris
Actor
17-Feb-1914 14-Sep-1959 Paths of Glory
Huey Newton
Activist
17-Feb-1942 22-Aug-1989 Black Panther
Tillie Olsen
Author
14-Jan-1913 1-Jan-2007 Tell Me a Riddle
Thomas H. Pigford
Engineer
21-Apr-1922 27-Feb-2010 Nuclear chemical engineer
Jimmy Reed
Singer
6-Sep-1925 29-Aug-1976 Blues singer/guitarist, Big Boss Man
Nicholas V. Riasanovsky
Historian
21-Dec-1923 14-May-2011 A History of Russia
Robert A. Scalapino
Scholar
19-Oct-1919 31-Oct-2011 Longtime Asia scholar at Berkeley
Jack Tatum
Football
18-Nov-1948 27-Jul-2010 The Assassin



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