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San Diego, CA

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.sannet.gov/

Chamber of Commerce:
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

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

Population:
1223400 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1769

County:
San Diego County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The San Diego Union-Tribune

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Alliant International University
2001
NewSchool of Architecture and Design
1980
Platt College San Diego
1980
Design Institute of San Diego
1977
San Diego Miramar College
1969
San Diego Mesa College
1964
Coleman University
1963
University of San Diego
1949
California Western School of Law
1924
San Diego City College
1914
Point Loma Nazarene University
1902
San Diego State University
1897

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
1941
San Diego Museum of Art
1926

LIBRARY

LibraryFounded
San Diego Public Library
1882

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
San Diego Symphony
1910

VENUE

VenueFounded
Old Globe Theater (San Diego)
 

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Veoh Networks
2003
Kintera
2000
Encore Capital Group
1999
Sempra Energy
1998
Leap Wireless
1998
Enova Corporation
1996
Vical
1987
Qualcomm
1985
Gen-Probe
1983
Quidel
1979
Souplantation
1978
SAIC
1969
Petco
1965
WD-40 Company
1953
Jack in the Box
1951
San Diego Gas & Electric
1881

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Howard Ahmanson, Jr.
Philanthropist
3-Feb-1950   Reclusive fundamentalist-Christian philanthropist
Marcus Allen
Football
26-Mar-1960   Super Bowl MVP, 1984
Tom Anderson
Business
13-Oct-1975   Co-Founder of MySpace
Dana Ashbrook
Actor
22-May-1967   Bobby Briggs from Twin Peaks
Shane Barbi
Model
2-Apr-1963   One of the Barbi twins
Sia Barbi
Model
2-Apr-1963   One of the Barbi twins
Burt Baskin
Business
17-Dec-1913 24-Dec-1967 Co-Founder of Baskin-Robbins
Greg Bear
Author
20-Aug-1951   Eon
Mayim Bialik
Actor
12-Dec-1975   Blossom Russo on Blossom
Tony Bill
Film Director
23-Aug-1940   Six Weeks
Jolene Blalock
Actor
5-Mar-1975   T'Pol on Enterprise
Rene Bond
Pornstar
11-Oct-1950 2-Jun-1996 Teenage Fantasies
Adam Brody
Actor
15-Dec-1979   Seth Cohen on The O.C.
Victor Buono
Actor
3-Feb-1938 1-Jan-1982 King Tut on Batman
Reggie Bush
Football
2-Mar-1985   Returned the 2005 Heisman Trophy
Matt Cameron
Drummer
28-Nov-1962   Drummer for Pearl Jam and Soundgarden
Nick Cannon
Actor
8-Oct-1980   Drumline
Billy Casper
Golf
24-Jun-1931   Won 3 majors, plus 51 PGA Tour wins
Emma Caulfield
Actor
8-Apr-1973   Anya on Buffy
Holly Marie Combs
Actor
3-Dec-1973   Piper Halliwell on Charmed
Maureen Connolly
Tennis
17-Sep-1934 21-Jun-1969 Little Mo
Joe Coulombe
Business
3-Jun-1930   Cofounder of Trader Joe's Market
Michael Damian
Actor
26-Apr-1962   The Young and the Restless
Ted Danson
Actor
29-Dec-1947   Bartender on Cheers
Terrell Davis
Football
28-Oct-1972   Former Denver Broncos RB
Donna de Varona
Swimmer
26-Apr-1947   Swimmer, two Olympic Gold medals in 1964
Erik von Detten
Actor
3-Oct-1982   Odd Man Out
Cameron Diaz
Actor
30-Aug-1972   There's Something About Mary
Robert Duvall
Actor
5-Jan-1931   Tom Hagen in The Godfather
W. S. Van Dyke
Film Director
21-Mar-1889 5-Feb-1943 The Thin Man
Jason Earles
Actor
26-Apr-1977   Jackson Stewart on Hannah Montana
Nanette Fabray
Actor
27-Oct-1920   Caesar's Hour
Trevor Fetter
Business
1960   CEO of Tenet Healthcare
Sally Forrest
Actor
28-May-1928   While the City Sleeps
Mo Gaffney
Actor
5-Nov-1958   Comedy partner with Kathy Najimy
Major Garrett
Journalist
24-Aug-1962   National Journal
Bob Geren
Baseball
22-Sep-1961   Former Manager, Oakland A's
Carol W. Greider
Scientist
15-Apr-1961   Co-Discoverer of telomerase
George Russell Harrison
Physicist
14-Jul-1898 27-Jul-1979 Echelle spectrograph
Tony Hawk
Skateboarder
12-May-1968   Pro skateboarder
James Holmes
Criminal Defendant
13-Dec-1987   2012 Aurora theater shooting
Duncan D. Hunter
Politician
7-Dec-1976   Congressman, California 52nd
Kris Jenner
Relative
5-Nov-1955   Wife of Bruce Jenner
Joseph Kane
Film Director
19-Mar-1894 25-Aug-1975 Flame of Barbary Coast
Dirk Kempthorne
Politician
29-Oct-1951   US Secretary of the Interior, 2006-09
Tawny Kitaen
Model
5-Aug-1961   Bachelor Party
Mark Langston
Baseball
20-Aug-1960   MLB pitcher, 2464 strikeouts
Robert Lansing
Actor
5-Jun-1928 23-Oct-1994 Empire of the Ants
Bobby Lee
Comic
17-Sep-1972   MADtv
David Leisure
Actor
16-Nov-1950   Joe Isuzu
Geoffrey Lewis
Actor
31-Jul-1935   Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Gene Littler
Golf
21-Jul-1930   Winner, 1961 US Open
Jason London
Actor
7-Nov-1972   Poor White Trash
Jeremy London
Actor
7-Nov-1972   Assistant reverend on 7th Heaven
Mario Lopez
Actor
10-Oct-1973   A.C. Slater on Saved by the Bell
Bill Lowery
Politician
2-May-1947   Congressman from California, 1981-93
Jessica Lundy
Actor
20-Mar-1966   Gloria Utz on Hope & Gloria
Anthony Mann
Film Director
30-Jun-1906 29-Apr-1967 El Cid
R. Niels Marquardt
Diplomat
c. 1953   Consul General, Sydney, Australia
William McGurn
Government
4-Dec-1958   Chief speechwriter for Bush, 2005-08
Ann Meyers
Basketball
26-Mar-1955   General Manager, Phoenix Mercury
Phil Mickelson
Golf
16-Jun-1970   Winner of 4 Majors
Rey Mysterio
Wrestling
11-Dec-1974   WWE wrestler
Kathy Najimy
Actor
6-Feb-1957   Voice of Peggy on King of the Hill
Philip M. Neal
Business
1940   CEO of Avery Dennison, 1998-2005
Margaret O'Brien
Actor
15-Jan-1937   Meet Me in St. Louis
Maureen O'Connor
Politician
14-Jul-1946   Mayor of San Diego, 1985-92
John E. O'Neill
Activist
19-Feb-1946   Longtime John Kerry antagonist
Heather O'Rourke
Actor
27-Dec-1975 1-Feb-1988 Carol Anne in Poltergeist
Steve Peace
Film/TV Producer
30-Mar-1953   Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Robert O. Peterson
Business
1916 19-Apr-1993 Founder of Jack in the Box
Scott Peterson
Criminal
24-Oct-1972   Murdered pregnant wife Laci
Carrie Prejean
Model
13-May-1987   Miss California USA 2009, dethroned
William Thornton Pryce
Diplomat
19-Jul-1932 11-Jul-2006 US Ambassador to Honduras, 1993-96
Lil' Rob
Rapper
1975   Chicano rapper
Sarah Roemer
Actor
28-Aug-1984   Disturbia
Tony Romo
Football
21-Apr-1980   Dallas Cowboys QB
Philip Rosedale
Business
29-Sep-1968   Founder and CEO, Linden Lab
RuPaul
TV Personality
17-Nov-1960   Drag queen supermodel
Betsy Russell
Actor
6-Sep-1963   Cheerleader Camp
Theresa Russell
Actor
20-Mar-1957   Insignificance, Black Widow
Charles E. Scripps
Business
27-Jan-1920 3-Feb-2007 E. W. Scripps scion
Junior Seau
Football
19-Jan-1969 2-May-2012 NFL Linebacker, committed suicide
Stephanie Seymour
Model
23-Jul-1968   Cover 1990 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue
Jon A. Shirley
Business
1938   President and COO of Microsoft, 1983-90
Scott Simpson
Golf
17-Sep-1955   Winner, 1987 US Open
Mark Skousen
Economist
c. 1948   Forecasts & Strategies
Craig Stadler
Golf
2-Jun-1953   The Walrus, winner of 1982 Masters
Alana Stewart
Actor
18-May-1945   Ex-Wife of George Hamilton, Rod Stewart
David R. Thompson
Judge
26-Dec-1930 19-Feb-2011 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1985-2011
Susanna Thompson
Actor
27-Jan-1958   Karen Sammler on Once and Again
Charlene Tilton
Actor
1-Dec-1958   Lucy Ewing on Dallas
Leonard S. Unger
Diplomat
17-Dec-1917 3-Jun-2010 US Ambassador to Taiwan, 1974-79
Peter Jon de Vos
Diplomat
24-Dec-1938 9-Jun-2008 US Ambassador to Costa Rica, 1994-97
J. Clifford Wallace
Judge
11-Dec-1928   9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1972-96
Fred Ward
Actor
30-Dec-1942   Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
Tahnee Welch
Actor
26-Dec-1961   Raquel's daughter
Shaun White
Sports Figure
3-Sep-1986   The Flying Tomato
Larry Wilcox
Actor
8-Aug-1947   Officer Jon Baker on CHiPS
Kendra Wilkinson
TV Personality
12-Jun-1985   The Girls Next Door
Ricky Williams
Football
21-May-1977   Long-time Miami Dolphins RB
Ted Williams
Baseball
30-Aug-1918 5-Jul-2002 Cryonically preserved .400 hitter
Ann Wilson
Musician
19-Jun-1950   Heart
Mickey Wright
Golf
14-Feb-1935   Winner of 13 Majors

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Henry Armetta
Actor
4-Jul-1888 21-Oct-1945 A Bell For Adano
Edward Ashley
Actor
12-Aug-1904 5-May-2000 British-American character actor
Bill Ballance
Radio Personality
27-Oct-1918 23-Sep-2004 Shared naked pix of Dr. Laura
Abner Biberman
Actor
1-Apr-1909 20-Jun-1977 Knock on Wood
Paul H. Boeker
Diplomat
2-May-1938 29-Mar-2003 US Ambassador to Jordan, 1984-87
Emanuel Bronner
Business
1-Feb-1908 7-Mar-1997 Soap label philosopher
John Hessin Clarke
Judge
18-Sep-1857 22-Mar-1945 US Supreme Court Justice, 1916-22
Francis Crick
Scientist
8-Jun-1916 28-Jul-2004 Co-Discoverer of the structure of DNA
Frank E. Curran
Politician
19-Dec-1912 18-Oct-1992 Mayor of San Diego, 1963-71
Junior Durkin
Actor
2-Jul-1914 4-May-1935 Huckleberry Finn
Lyman J. Gage
Business
28-Jun-1836 26-Jan-1927 US Treasury Secretary, 1897-1902
Maria Goeppert-Mayer
Physicist
28-Jun-1906 20-Feb-1972 Shell nuclear model
Clive W.J. Granger
Economist
4-Sep-1934 27-May-2009 Granger causality
Charles B. Griffith
Screenwriter
23-Sep-1930 28-Sep-2007 Little Shop of Horrors
Alex Groza
Basketball
7-Oct-1926 21-Jan-1995 Caught in point shaving scandal
Alex Hannum
Basketball
19-Jul-1923 18-Jan-2002 NBA Hall of Famer
Allison Hayes
Actor
6-Mar-1930 27-Feb-1977 Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
Cecil Heftel
Politician
30-Sep-1924 5-Feb-2010 Congressman from Hawaii, 1977-86
Stuart Heisler
Film Director
5-Dec-1896 21-Aug-1979 The Glass Key
Charlotte Henry
Actor
3-Mar-1914 11-Apr-1980 Alice in Wonderland
Barney Kessel
Guitarist
17-Oct-1923 6-May-2004 Be-bop guitarist
Ray Kroc
Business
5-Oct-1902 14-Jan-1984 McDonald's fast food tycoon
Frankie Laine
Singer
30-Mar-1913 6-Feb-2007 Moonlight Gambler, Rawhide
William D. McElroy
Biologist
22-Jan-1917 17-Feb-1999 Bioluminescence
Archie Moore
Boxing
13-Dec-1913 9-Dec-1998 The Old Mongoose
Helen O'Connell
Singer
23-May-1920 9-Sep-1993 Big Band singer, Green Eyes
Heather O'Rourke
Actor
27-Dec-1975 1-Feb-1988 Carol Anne in Poltergeist
Harry Partch
Composer
24-Jun-1901 3-Sep-1974 Hobo composer, built his own instruments
Barbara Payton
Actor
16-Nov-1927 8-May-1967 Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Nat Pendleton
Actor
9-Aug-1895 12-Oct-1967 At the Circus
C. K. Prahalad
Educator
8-Aug-1941 16-Apr-2010 Management guru
Eric Reissner
Mathematician
5-Jan-1913 1-Nov-1996 Reissner shear-deformation plate theory
Sally Ride
Astronaut
26-May-1951 23-Jul-2012 First American woman in space
Dale Robertson
Actor
14-Jul-1923 27-Feb-2013 Tales of Wells Fargo
Carl Rogers
Psychologist
8-Jan-1902 4-Feb-1987 Non-directive theory of psychology
James G. Scrugham
Politician
19-Jan-1880 23-Jun-1945 Governor of Nevada, 1923-27
Dick Shawn
Actor
1-Dec-1923 17-Apr-1987 Inventor of the "high five"
A. G. Spalding
Baseball
2-Sep-1850 9-Sep-1915 Baseball player, owner, and manufacturer
William H. Standley
Military
18-Dec-1872 25-Oct-1963 US Chief of Naval Operations, 1933-37
Alphonso Taft
Government
5-Nov-1810 21-May-1891 Attorney General under Grant
David R. Thompson
Judge
26-Dec-1930 19-Feb-2011 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1985-2011
Lionel Van Deerlin
Politician
25-Jul-1914 17-May-2008 Congressman from California, 1963-81



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