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Pasadena, CA

CITY

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

Population:
133936 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1873

County:
Los Angeles County

Founded 1873 by Thomas Elliott and others.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
St. Monica Academy
2001
Fuller Theological Seminary
1947
Pacific Oaks College
1945
Pasadena Art Center
1930
Pasadena City College
1924
California Institute of Technology
1891

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Norton Simon Museum
1969

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Overture
1997
IndyMac Bancorp
1985
Tetra Tech
1966
Wesco Financial
1959
Jacobs Engineering Group
1947
Avery Dennison
1935

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Steve Albini
Music Producer
22-Jul-1962   Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac
Charlotte Allen
Journalist
?   Conservative writer
Barbara Babcock
Actor
27-Feb-1937   Dorothy Jennings on Dr. Quinn
Horace W. Babcock
Astronomer
13-Sep-1912 29-Aug-2003 Adaptive optics and the Babcock Model
John Battelle
Blogger
4-Nov-1965   The Industry Standard
David Brin
Novelist
6-Oct-1950   The Uplift War
Octavia Butler
Novelist
22-Jun-1947 24-Feb-2006 Patternmaster
Stephen J. Cannell
Film/TV Producer
2-May-1941 30-Sep-2010 Creator of The Rockford Files
Christy Canyon
Pornstar
17-Jun-1966   Jugs and Kisses, Your Ass My Tongue
Kim Carnes
Singer/Songwriter
20-Jul-1946   Bette Davis Eyes
Julia Child
Chef
15-Aug-1912 13-Aug-2004 Haute cuisine with a unique voice
Donald T. Critchlow
Historian
18-May-1948   The Conservative Ascendancy
Dr. Drew
Radio Personality
4-Sep-1958   Loveline
Ferdinand F. Fernandez
Judge
29-May-1937   9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1989-2002
Sally Field
Actor
6-Nov-1946   Steel Magnolias
Victor Fleming
Film Director
23-Feb-1883 6-Jan-1949 Gone With the Wind
Darlanne Fluegel
Actor
25-Nov-1958   To Live and Die in LA
Missy Franklin
Swimmer
10-May-1995   Olympic swimmer
Stan Freberg
Comic
7-Aug-1926   Radio's The Stan Freberg Show
Paul Fussell
Historian
22-Mar-1924 23-May-2012 The Great War and Modern Memory
Jerry Goldsmith
Composer
10-Feb-1929 21-Jul-2004 Prominent soundtrack composer
Harry Hamlin
Actor
30-Oct-1951   Michael Kuzak on L.A. Law
Trip Hawkins
Business
28-Dec-1953   Founder of Electronic Arts
Tamala Jones
Actor
12-Nov-1974   Next Friday
F. O. Matthiessen
Critic
19-Feb-1902 1-Apr-1950 American Renaissance
Richard Moll
Actor
12-Jan-1943   Bull from Night Court
George Nader
Actor
19-Oct-1921 4-Feb-2002 Robot Monster
Chris Pontius
Skateboarder
16-Jul-1974   Skateboarder, Jackass, Wildboyz
Kevin Poulsen
Hacker
1965   Hacker and journalist
Kathleen Quinlan
Actor
19-Nov-1954   I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
Bill Richardson
Politician
15-Nov-1947   Governor of New Mexico, 2003-11
Bobby Riggs
Tennis
25-Feb-1918 25-Oct-1995 Winner of 1939 Wimbledon
Thomas J. Sargent
Economist
19-Jul-1943   Rational expectations theory
Christian Serratos
Actor
21-Sep-1990   Suzie Crabgrass on Ned's Declassified
Johnny Sheffield
Actor
11-Apr-1931 15-Oct-2010 Child actor, "Boy" in Tarzan films
Jamey Sheridan
Actor
12-Jul-1951   Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Stan Smith
Tennis
14-Dec-1946   Winner of 7 major tournaments
Michael Steele
Bassist
2-Jun-1955   Bassist for The Bangles
Darryl Stephens
Actor
7-Mar-1974   Noah's Arc
Chase Utley
Baseball
17-Dec-1978   2nd Base, Philadelphia Phillies
John Van de Kamp
Government
1936   Attorney General of California, 1982-91
Kirsten Vangsness
Actor
7-Jul-1972   Penelope Garcia on Criminal Minds
Jaleel White
Actor
27-Nov-1976   Urkel
Mike White
Screenwriter
28-Jun-1970   Writer of School of Rock

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Walter S. Adams
Astronomer
20-Dec-1876 11-May-1956 Long-time director of Mt. Wilson Observatory
Morris Ankrum
Actor
27-Aug-1896 2-Sep-1964 Invaders from Mars
Harold D. Babcock
Astronomer
24-Jan-1882 8-Apr-1968 Solar radiation
Robert Boochever
Judge
2-Oct-1917 9-Oct-2011 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1980-86
Stephen J. Cannell
Film/TV Producer
2-May-1941 30-Sep-2010 Creator of The Rockford Files
Lyn Collins
Musician
12-Jun-1948 13-Mar-2005 Think (About It)
Max Delbrück
Scientist
4-Sep-1906 10-Mar-1981 Molecular structure of viral genes (phages)
Henry Dreyfuss
Inventor
2-Mar-1904 5-Oct-1972 Product designer, human factors engineer
W. C. Fields
Comic
29-Jan-1880 25-Dec-1946 The Bank Dick
Robert H. Finch
Government
9-Oct-1925 10-Oct-1995 HEW Secretary, 1969-70
Matt Fong
Government
20-Nov-1953 1-Jun-2011 Strategic Advisory Group
William A. Fowler
Astronomer
9-Aug-1911 14-Mar-1995 Element generation within stars
Lucretia Garfield
First Lady
19-Apr-1832 14-Mar-1918 Wife of US President James Garfield
Frances Gifford
Actor
7-Dec-1919 15-Jan-1994 Jungle Girl
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Activist
3-Jul-1860 17-Aug-1935 Women and Economics
Dabbs Greer
Actor
2-Apr-1917 28-Apr-2007 Rev. Alden on Little House
George Ellery Hale
Astronomer
29-Jun-1868 21-Feb-1938 Palomar Observatory founder, astronomer
Cynthia H. Hall
Judge
19-Feb-1929 26-Feb-2011 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1984-97
Edgar W. Hiestand
Politician
3-Dec-1888 19-Aug-1970 Congressman from California, 1953-63
Samuel S. Hinds
Actor
4-Apr-1875 13-Oct-1948 It's a Wonderful Life
Andrew E. Lange
Astronomer
23-Jul-1957 22-Jan-2010 Cosmologist, astrophysicist at Caltech
Terry Lanni
Business
14-Mar-1943 14-Jul-2011 CEO of MGM Mirage, 1995-2008
Robert B. Leighton
Astronomer
10-Sep-1919 9-Mar-1997 Leighton dishes
Edward B. Lewis
Scientist
20-May-1918 21-Jul-2004 Drosophila researcher, Nobel laureate
Pete Maravich
Basketball
22-Jun-1947 5-Jan-1988 New Orleans Jazz shooter
Teena Marie
Singer/Songwriter
5-Mar-1956 26-Dec-2010 White soul singer/songwriter
John McIntire
Actor
27-Jun-1907 30-Jan-1991 Christopher Hale on Wagon Train
Albert A. Michelson
Physicist
19-Dec-1852 9-May-1931 Measured the speed of light
Thomas H. Morgan
Scientist
25-Sep-1866 4-Dec-1945 Fruit fly chromosomes and heredity
Jack Nance
Actor
21-Dec-1943 30-Dec-1996 Eraserhead
Richard Ney
Actor
12-Nov-1916 18-Jul-2004 Mrs. Miniver
Jack Parsons
Scientist
2-Oct-1914 17-Jul-1952 Satanic rocket scientist
Maudie Prickett
Actor
25-Oct-1914 14-Apr-1976 Rosie on Hazel
Robert Reed
Actor
19-Oct-1932 12-May-1992 Mike (dad) on The Brady Bunch
Charles Richter
Scientist
26-Apr-1900 30-Sep-1985 Groundbreaking seismologist
Lina Romay
Actor
16-Jan-1919 17-Dec-2010 Adventure
Edward R. Roybal
Politician
10-Feb-1916 24-Oct-2005 Congressman from California, 1963-93
Stephen J. Ryan
Doctor
20-Mar-1940 29-Apr-2013 Dean, Keck School of Medicine, 1991-2004
Frank Silvera
Actor
24-Jul-1914 11-Jun-1970 Killer's Kiss
Harry Sinclair
Business
6-Jul-1876 10-Nov-1956 Founder of Sinclair Oil
Roger W. Sperry
Scientist
20-Aug-1913 17-Apr-1994 "Split brain" hemispheric neurophysiology
Maurice H. Stans
Government
22-Mar-1908 14-Apr-1998 US Commerce Secretary, 1969-72
Genevieve Tobin
Actor
29-Nov-1899 21-Jul-1995 One Hour with You
Ann Tyrrell
Actor
6-Feb-1909 20-Jul-1983 The Ann Sothern Show
Frederick Weyerhaeuser
Business
21-Nov-1834 4-Apr-1914 Founder of Weyerhaeuser Company
Donald R. Wright
Judge
2-Feb-1907 21-Mar-1985 California Chief Justice, 1970-77
Fritz Zwicky
Astronomer
14-Feb-1898 8-Feb-1974 Astrophysicist at CalTech



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