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San Francisco, CA

CITY

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

Chamber of Commerce:
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

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

Population:
776733 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1776

County:
San Francisco County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
San Francisco Bulletin
The San Francisco Chronicle
The San Francisco Examiner
SF Weekly

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality
1976
New College of California
1971
California Institute of Integral Studies
1968
George Washington High School, San Francisco, CA
1936
City College of San Francisco
1935
Academy of Art University
1929
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
1917
Golden Gate University
1901
San Francisco State University
1899
Hastings College of the Law
1878
University of California at San Francisco
1873
San Francisco Art Institute
1871
Lowell High School, San Francisco, CA
1856
St. Ignatius High School, San Francisco, CA
1855
University of San Francisco
1855

CIVIC INSTITUTIONS

InstitutionTypeFounded
Museum of the African Diaspora
Museum
2005
Aquarium of the Bay
Aquarium
1996
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Museum
1984
Exploratorium
Museum
1969
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Museum
1966
American Conservatory Theater
Venue
1965
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Museum
1935
San Francisco Ballet
Ballet
1933
San Francisco Zoo
Zoo
1929
San Francisco Opera
Opera
1923
San Francisco Symphony
Orchestra
1911
De Young Museum
Museum
1895
San Francisco Public Library
Library
1879
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Museum
 

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Instagram
2010
Foodspotting
2009
Klout
2008
Yammer
2008
Ustream
2007
Zynga
2007
Dropbox
2007
Cooley Godward Kronish
2006
Twitter
2006
Eventbrite
2006
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
2005
Revision3
2005
Current TV
2005
Yelp
2004
Six Apart
2002
Nollenberger Capital Partners
2002
Glu Mobile
2001
Pillsbury Winthrop
2001
StumbleUpon
2001
Brience
2000
Linden Lab
1999
IdenTrust
1999
Salesforce.com
1999
Grassroots.com
1999
Thomas Weisel Partners
1998
RedEnvelope
1997
DigitalThink
1996
Barclays Global Investors
1996
IGN
1996
Commerce One
1994
AirTouch Communications
1994
CNET Networks
1993
Macromedia
1992
Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
1989
Building Materials Holding
1987
Catholic Healthcare West
1986
Pacific Telesis
1984
Hellman & Friedman
1984
AMB Property
1983
Dean Witter Reynolds
1978
Gymboree
1976
Industrial Light & Magic
1975
Charles Schwab
1974
Gap
1969
Hambrecht & Quist
1968
Del Monte
1967
Business Wire
1961
Pacific Stock Exchange
1957
Williams-Sonoma
1956
Sega of America
1952
URS
1951
Blue Shield of California
1939
Crown-Zellerbach
1928
Transamerica
1928
Brobeck Phleger & Harrison
1926
Dean Witter
1924
Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges
1924
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
1913
ABM Industries
1909
PG&E
1905
Bechtel
1898
Heller Ehrman
1890
McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen
1883
Morrison & Foerster
1883
Pacific Bell
1881
I. Magnin
1876
Bank of the West
1874
UnionBanCal
1864
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
1863
Levi Strauss
1853
Wells Fargo Bank
1852
McKesson
1833
Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ansel Adams
Photographer
20-Feb-1902 22-Apr-1984 Yosemite photographer
Angela Alioto
Politician
20-Oct-1949   San Francisco politician and pundit
Joseph Alioto
Politician
12-Feb-1916 29-Jan-1998 Mayor of San Francisco, 1968-76
Gracie Allen
Actor
26-Jul-1895 27-Aug-1964 Say goodnight Gracie
Luis W. Alvarez
Physicist
13-Jun-1911 1-Sep-1988 Particle accelerator, extinction of dinosaurs
George Archer
Golf
1-Oct-1939 25-Sep-2005 Winner, 1969 Masters Tournament
Leila Arcieri
Model
18-Dec-1973   Wild Things 2
Dorothy Arzner
Film Director
3-Jan-1897 1-Oct-1979 Craig's Wife
Gertrude Franklin Atherton
Author
30-Oct-1857 14-Jun-1948 Black Oxen
Clarence G. Badger
Film Director
9-Jun-1880 17-Jun-1964 It
Raymond Bailey
Actor
6-May-1904 15-Apr-1980 Milburn on Beverly Hillbillies
Matthew Barney
Film Director
25-Mar-1967   The Cremaster Cycle
Craig R. Barrett
Business
29-Aug-1939   Chairman of Intel
Charles Barton
Film Director
25-May-1902 5-Dec-1981 Africa Screams
Gary Beban
Football
5-Aug-1946   Winner, 1967 Heisman Trophy
Greg Behrendt
Comic
21-Jul-1963   He's Just Not That Into You
David Belasco
Playwright
25-Jul-1853 14-May-1931 Madame Butterfly
Bill Bixby
Actor
22-Jan-1934 21-Nov-1993 David Banner on The Incredible Hulk
Joan Blackman
Actor
18-May-1938   Blue Hawaii
Mel Blanc
Actor
30-May-1908 10-Jul-1989 Man of 1,000 Voices
Lisa Bonet
Actor
16-Nov-1967   Denise on The Cosby Show
Edward Bowes
Radio Personality
14-Jun-1874 14-Jun-1946 Major Bowes' Amateur Hour
Katherine Boyd
Business
1-Feb-1921   Interior decorator, GOP activist
Terry Bozzio
Drummer
27-Dec-1950   Drummer for Missing Persons
Benjamin Bratt
Actor
16-Dec-1963   Hunk from Law & Order
Stephen Breyer
Judge
15-Aug-1938   US Supreme Court Justice
Todd Bridges
Actor
27-May-1965   Diff'rent Strokes
John Brodie
Football
14-Aug-1935   Former San Francisco 49ers QB
Golden Brooks
Actor
1-Dec-1970   Maya Wilkes on Girlfriends
Jerry Brown
Politician
7-Apr-1938   Governor of California
Kathleen Brown
Politician
15-Oct-1945   California State Treasurer, 1991-95
Pat Brown
Politician
21-Apr-1905 16-Feb-1996 Governor of California, 1959-67
Sheila P. Burke
Administrator
c. 1951   COO of the Smithsonian Institution
David Butler
Film Director
17-Dec-1894 14-Jun-1979 Calamity Jane
Georgia Caine
Actor
30-Oct-1876 4-Apr-1964 Broadway musical actress
Dolph Camilli
Baseball
23-Apr-1907 21-Oct-1997 National League MVP, 1941
Colleen Camp
Actor
7-Jun-1953   Police Academy 2
Carl Cannon
Journalist
c. 1953   RealClearPolitics
Tucker Carlson
Pundit
16-May-1969   Conservative pundit on Fox News
Walter L. Carpeneti
Judge
1-Dec-1945   Justice, Alaska Supreme Court
Pete Carroll
Football
15-Sep-1951   Seattle Seahawks coach
Walter Catlett
Actor
4-Feb-1889 14-Nov-1960 Bringing Up Baby
Owen Chamberlain
Physicist
10-Jul-1920 28-Feb-2006 Co-Discoverer of the antiproton
Michael Paul Chan
Actor
26-Jun-1950   Robbery: Homicide Division
Jule Charney
Scientist
1-Jan-1917 16-Jun-1981 Quasi-gesotrophic theory
Alex Chiu
Paranormal
8-Feb-1971   Inventor of magnetic immortality rings
Margaret Cho
Comic
5-Dec-1968   Loud-mouthed standup comic
William K. Coblentz
Attorney
28-Jul-1922 13-Sep-2010 Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass
Jeffery Cohelan
Politician
24-Jun-1914 15-Feb-1999 Congressman from California, 1959-71
Elisha Cook, Jr.
Actor
26-Dec-1903 18-May-1995 The Maltese Falcon
Lloyd Corrigan
Actor
16-Oct-1900 5-Nov-1969 Arthur Manleder in Boston Blackie films
Genevieve Cortese
Actor
8-Jan-1981   Kris Furillo on Wildfire
A. C. Cowlings
Football
16-Jun-1947   O.J.'s best friend
Darren Criss
Actor
5-Feb-1987   Blaine Anderson on Glee
Joe Cronin
Baseball
12-Oct-1906 7-Sep-1984 Shortstop on 7 All-Star teams
Dan the Automator
Music Producer
?   Handsome Boy Modeling School
Eric Dane
Actor
9-Nov-1972   Dr. Mark Sloan on Grey's Anatomy
Delmer Daves
Film Director
24-Jul-1904 17-Aug-1977 Destination Tokyo
Richard Allen Davis
Criminal
2-Jun-1954   Murderer of Polly Klaas
Paul Desmond
Jazz Musician
25-Nov-1924 30-May-1977 Jazz alto saxophonist, Dave Brubeck Quartet
Barry Diller
Business
2-Feb-1942   CEO of USA Interactive Corp.
Bradford Dillman
Actor
14-Apr-1930   Sudden Impact
Alphonse Dochez
Doctor
21-Apr-1882 30-Jun-1964 Scarlet fever, pneumonia, common cold
Ross Douthat
Columnist
28-Nov-1979   New York Times columnist
David Dukes
Actor
6-Jun-1945 9-Oct-2000 War and Remembrance
Isadora Duncan
Dancer
26-May-1877 14-Sep-1927 Mother of modern dance
Clint Eastwood
Actor
31-May-1930   The Man With No Name
Richard Egan
Actor
29-Jul-1921 20-Jul-1987 Samuel Clegg on Capitol
Aunjanue Ellis
Actor
21-Feb-1969   Madeleine Hightower on The Mentalist
René Enríquez
Actor
24-Nov-1933 23-Mar-1990 Lt. Ray Calletano on Hill Street Blues
Joseph Erlanger
Scientist
5-Jan-1874 5-Dec-1965 Nerve conduction
Stanley Fafara
Actor
20-Sep-1949 20-Sep-2003 Whitey on Leave It to Beaver
Sam Farr
Politician
4-Jul-1941   Congressman, California 17th
Dianne Feinstein
Politician
22-Jun-1933   US Senator from California
Donald Fisher
Business
3-Sep-1928 27-Sep-2009 Co-Founder of The Gap
Martin Flavin
Novelist
2-Nov-1883 27-Dec-1967 Journey in the Dark
Leon Fleisher
Pianist
23-Jul-1928   Piano virtuoso
Herbert Fleishhacker
Business
2-Nov-1872 1957 San Francisco banking magnate
Kathryn Forbes
Author
20-Mar-1908 15-May-1966 Mama's Bank Account
Dian Fossey
Anthropologist
16-Jan-1932 26-Dec-1985 Gorillas in the Mist
Dan Fouts
Football
10-Jun-1951   San Diego Chargers QB
Jeffrey A. Frankel
Economist
5-Nov-1952   Council of Economic Advisers, 1997-99
Sidney Franklin
Film Director
21-Mar-1893 18-May-1972 The Good Earth
Jim Fregosi
Baseball
4-Apr-1942   Former MLB Manager
Hugo Friedhofer
Composer
3-May-1901 17-May-1981 The Best Years of Our Lives
MC Frontalot
Musician
3-Dec-1973   Coined the term Nerdcore
Robert Frost
Poet
26-Mar-1874 29-Jan-1963 Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Kurt Fuller
Actor
16-Sep-1953   Joel on Better with You
Delia Gallagher
Journalist
11-Mar-1970   CNN Faith and Values Correspondent
Jerry Garcia
Musician
1-Aug-1942 9-Aug-1995 Grateful Dead
Duane Garrett
Radio Personality
19-May-1947 26-Jul-1995 San Francisco radio talk show host
Clifford Geertz
Anthropologist
23-Aug-1926 30-Oct-2006 Thick Description
Gordon Getty
Business
20-Dec-1934   Heir to the Getty Oil fortune
Danny Glover
Actor
22-Jul-1946   Lethal Weapon
Rube Goldberg
Cartoonist
4-Jul-1883 7-Dec-1970 Designer of impossible contraptions
Ricky Paull Goldin
Actor
5-Jan-1965   All My Children
Ron Gonzales
Politician
1951   Mayor of San Jose, 1998-2006
Don Grady
Actor
8-Jun-1944 27-Jun-2012 Robbie Douglas on My Three Sons
Henry F. Grady
Economist
12-Feb-1882 14-Sep-1957 First US Ambassador to India, 1947-48
Gary Grimes
Actor
2-Jun-1955   Summer of '42
Kimberly Guilfoyle
Attorney
8-Mar-1969   Gavin Newsom's ex-wife, Fox News pundit
Philip Haas
Film Director
6-Aug-1954   Angels and Insects
Charles Haid
Actor
2-Jun-1943   Renko on Hill Street Blues
Kirk Hammett
Guitarist
18-Nov-1962   Guitarist for Metallica
Paul Hartman
Actor
1-Mar-1904 2-Oct-1973 Emmett Clark on Mayberry R.F.D.
Josh Hartnett
Actor
21-Jul-1978   The Virgin Suicides
Robert Hass
Poet
1-Mar-1941   US Poet Laureate, 1995-97
Ron Hayes
Actor
26-Feb-1929 1-Oct-2004 Ben Jones on The Rounders
Patty Hearst
Victim
20-Feb-1954   Kidnapped by SLA
William Randolph Hearst
Business
29-Apr-1863 14-Aug-1951 Newspaper magnate
Leslie Hendrix
Actor
5-Jun-1960   Dr. Rodgers on Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Keith Hernandez
Baseball
20-Oct-1953   Mets first baseman
Warren Hinckle
Journalist
?   Former editor of Ramparts
Marshall Holman
Bowling
29-Sep-1954   Professional bowler, mostly retired
Mike Holmgren
Football
15-Jun-1948   President, Cleveland Browns
Shirley Jackson
Novelist
14-Dec-1916 8-Aug-1965 The Lottery
Terry Jeffrey
Journalist
26-Jul-1958   Editor at Large, CNSNews.com
Warren Jeffs
Religion
3-Dec-1955   Head of FLDS polygamist clan
Jackie Jensen
Baseball
9-Mar-1927 14-Jul-1982 American League MVP, 1958
Steve Jobs
Business
24-Feb-1955 5-Oct-2011 Co-Founder of Apple Computer
David Cay Johnston
Journalist
24-Dec-1948   Perfectly Legal
Frank Jordan
Politician
20-Feb-1935   Mayor of San Francisco, 1993-97
Tim Kang
Actor
16-Mar-1973   Kimball Cho on The Mentalist
Paul Kantner
Musician
17-Mar-1941   Jefferson Airplane
Nan Kempner
Socialite
24-Jul-1930 3-Jul-2005 New York City socialite
Joanna Kerns
Actor
12-Feb-1953   Maggie Seaver on Growing Pains
Jason Kidd
Basketball
23-Mar-1973   Point guard, New York Knicks
Percy Kilbride
Actor
16-Jul-1888 11-Dec-1964 Pa Kettle
Alfred Kohlberg
Business
27-Jan-1887 7-Apr-1960 The China Lobby Man
Koko
Oddity
4-Jul-1971   Sign-language gorilla
Jack La Lanne
Fitness Guru
26-Sep-1914 23-Jan-2011 Fitness guru
Anne Lamott
Author
10-Apr-1954   Operating Instructions
Charles Lane
Actor
26-Jan-1905 9-Jul-2007 Grumpy character actor
Anthony A. Lapham
Government
22-Aug-1936 11-Nov-2006 CIA General Counsel, 1976-79
Lewis Lapham
Editor
8-Jan-1935   Editor Emeritus, Harper's
Steve Lavin
Basketball
4-Sep-1964   UCLA Head Coach, 1996-2003
Tony Lazzeri
Baseball
6-Dec-1903 6-Aug-1946 Yankees second baseman, Hall-of-Famer
Bruce Lee
Actor
27-Nov-1940 20-Jul-1973 Enter the Dragon
Michael Lehmann
Film Director
30-Mar-1957   Heathers
Mervyn LeRoy
Film Director
15-Oct-1900 13-Sep-1987 Quo Vadis?
Richard C. Levin
Educator
7-Apr-1947   President of Yale University
Monica Lewinsky
Government
23-Jul-1973   Engaged in Presidential cigar play
Jack London
Novelist
12-Jan-1876 22-Nov-1916 Call of the Wild
LaToya London
Singer
29-Dec-1978   American Idol finalist
Marjorie Lord
Actor
26-Jul-1918   Make Room for Daddy
Courtney Love
Singer
9-Jul-1964   Kurt Cobain's widow, Hole
Hank Luisetti
Basketball
16-Jun-1916 17-Dec-2002 Invented one-handed shot
Princeton Lyman
Diplomat
20-Nov-1935   US Ambassador to South Africa, 1992-95
Richard E. Lyng
Business
29-Jun-1918 1-Feb-2003 US Secretary of Agriculture, 1986-89
Al Madrigal
Actor
4-Jul-1971   The Daily Show, All Things Comedy
Julianne Malveaux
Columnist
c. 1953   Pundit
Leslie Mann
Actor
26-Mar-1972   George of the Jungle
Tony Martin
Singer
25-Dec-1913 27-Jul-2012 There's No Tomorrow
Reginald Mason
Actor
27-Jun-1875 10-Jul-1962 Stage actor
John McCone
Government
4-Jan-1902 14-Feb-1991 CIA Director, 1961-65
Vonetta McGee
Actor
14-Jan-1940 9-Jul-2010 Blacula
Robert McNamara
Government
9-Jun-1916 6-Jul-2009 US Secretary of Defense, 1961-68
Johnny Miller
Golf
29-Apr-1947   Golf commentator
Mike Minor
Actor
7-Dec-1939   Steve Elliott on Petticoat Junction
Gordon Moore
Business
3-Jan-1929   Co-founder of Intel, laid down Moore's Law
Julia Morgan
Architect
20-Jan-1872 2-Feb-1957 Designed Hearst Castle
George Moscone
Politician
24-Nov-1929 27-Nov-1978 Mayor of San Francisco, 1976-78
Martha Moxley
Victim
16-Aug-1960 30-Oct-1975 Murdered by Michael Skakel
Carmel Myers
Actor
4-Apr-1899 9-Nov-1980 Ben-Hur
Gavin Newsom
Politician
10-Oct-1967   Lt. Governor of California
Lloyd Nolan
Actor
11-Aug-1902 27-Sep-1985 Dr. Chegley on Julia
Mike Nolan
Football
7-Mar-1959   Head Coach, San Francisco 49ers
George O'Brien
Actor
19-Apr-1899 4-Sep-1985 Sunrise
Aubrey O'Day
Singer
11-Feb-1984   All About Aubrey
Sharon Olds
Poet
19-Nov-1942   The Dead and the Living
Frank A. Olson
Business
19-Jul-1932   CEO of Hertz Corporation, 1977-99
Leland Orser
Actor
6-Aug-1960   Dr. Lucien Dubenko on ER
Paul S. Otellini
Business
12-Oct-1950   CEO of Intel
Carré Otis
Model
28-Sep-1968   Mickey Rourke's ex-wife
Gregg Palmer
Actor
25-Jan-1927   The Rebel Set
Jerry Paris
Actor
25-Jul-1925 31-Mar-1986 Jerry Helper on The Dick Van Dyke Show
Pebbles
Singer
29-Aug-1964   R&B singer and Savvy records founder
Wendy Pini
Cartoonist
4-Jun-1951   Elfquest
Kevin Pollak
Comic
30-Oct-1957   Host of Celebrity Poker
Gerald Posner
Journalist
20-May-1954   Case Closed
Mala Powers
Actor
20-Dec-1931 11-Jun-2007 Cyrano de Bergerac
Philip J. Quigley
Business
c. 1943   CEO of Pacific Telesis, 1994-97
Marjorie Rambeau
Actor
15-Jul-1889 6-Jul-1970 The Primrose Path
Gina Ravera
Actor
20-May-1966   Det. Irene Daniels on The Closer
Paula Raymond
Actor
23-Nov-1924 31-Dec-2003 The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
Dorothy Revier
Actor
18-Apr-1904 19-Nov-1993 The Dance of Life
Simon Rex
Actor
20-Jul-1974   What I Like About You
Malvina Reynolds
Singer/Songwriter
23-Aug-1900 17-Mar-1978 Little Boxes
Elmer E. Robinson
Politician
3-Oct-1894 9-Jun-1982 Mayor of San Francisco, 1948-56
Richard Rodriguez
Essayist
31-Jul-1944   Hunger of Memory
Jim Rogan
Politician
21-Aug-1957   Congressman from California, 1997-2001
James Rolph, Jr.
Government
23-Aug-1869 2-Jun-1934 Mayor of San Francisco, 1912-31
John V. Roos
Attorney
14-Feb-1955   US Ambassador to Japan
Bob Rosburg
Golf
21-Oct-1926 14-May-2009 Winner, 1959 PGA Championship
Dennis B. Ross
Diplomat
26-Nov-1948   US Middle East Envoy, 1992-2000
Pierre Salinger
Journalist
14-Jun-1925 16-Oct-2004 Former ABC News Correspondent
Rob Schneider
Comic
31-Oct-1963   Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
Liev Schreiber
Actor
4-Oct-1967   Actor, voiceover talent
Vito Scotti
Actor
26-Jan-1918 5-Jun-1996 Character actor, 1950s to 1990s
George Seifert
Football
22-Jan-1940   49ers Head Coach, 1989-96
Jennifer Siebel
Relative
19-Jun-1974   Wife of Gavin Newsom
Alicia Silverstone
Actor
4-Oct-1976   Clueless
O. J. Simpson
Football
9-Jul-1947   Searching tirelessly for the real killers
Taran Noah Smith
Actor
8-Apr-1984   Mark Taylor on Home Improvement
Lemony Snicket
Author
28-Feb-1970   A Series of Unfortunate Events
Gary Snyder
Poet
8-May-1930   Turtle Island
Joe Spano
Actor
7-Jul-1946   Hill Street Blues
Jackie Speier
Politician
14-May-1950   Congresswoman, California 12th
Robert G. Sproul
Educator
22-May-1891 10-Sep-1975 President, University of California, 1930-58
Dan Stamper
Activist
27-Feb-1969   Editor of Viscera! vampire webzine
Lincoln Steffens
Journalist
6-Apr-1866 9-Aug-1936 Early muckraking journalist
Kenneth E. Stinson
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Peter Kiewit Sons, 1998-2005
Irving Stone
Novelist
14-Jul-1903 26-Aug-1989 Historical biographical novelist
David Strathairn
Actor
26-Jan-1949   Passion Fish
Robert W. Straub
Politician
6-May-1920 27-Nov-2002 Governor of Oregon, 1975-79
Rider Strong
Actor
11-Dec-1979   Shawn on Boy Meets World
James N. Sullivan
Business
1937   Vice Chairman of Chevron, 1989-2000
Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Film Director
3-Aug-1958   How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Ray Taliaferro
Radio Personality
7-Feb-1939   KGO late-night talk show host
Jeffrey Tambor
Actor
8-Jul-1944   Hank Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show
Courtney Thorne-Smith
Actor
8-Nov-1967   Long-suffering wife on According to Jim
Alice B. Toklas
Relative
30-Apr-1877 7-Mar-1967 Gertrude Stein's lover
Murray Turoff
Scientist
13-Feb-1936   Computer conferencing and instant messaging
Aisha Tyler
Actor
18-Sep-1970   Former host of Talk Soup
Susan Tyrrell
Actor
18-Mar-1945 16-Jun-2012 Fat City
Jack Vance
Novelist
28-Aug-1916   The Dying Earth
Terri J. Vaughn
Actor
16-Oct-1969   Lovita Jenkins on The Steve Harvey Show
Krishna Venta
Religion
29-Mar-1911 10-Dec-1958 W.K.F.L. Fountain of the World
Ken Venturi
Golf
15-May-1931 17-May-2013 Winner of 1964 US Open
J. T. Walsh
Actor
28-Sep-1943 27-Feb-1998 A Few Good Men
Laurie Walters
Actor
8-Jan-1947   Joannie Bradford on Eight Is Enough
Walter Wanger
Film/TV Producer
11-Jul-1894 18-Nov-1968 Joan of Arc
Bernie Ward
Radio Personality
5-Apr-1951   Former KGO talk show host
Kim M. Wardlaw
Judge
2-Jul-1954   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Helen Ware
Actor
15-Oct-1877 25-Jan-1939 Theater actress
Charles Webb
Novelist
9-Jun-1939   The Graduate
Caspar Weinberger
Government
18-Aug-1917 28-Mar-2006 Iran-Contra figure pardoned by Bush
Joan Weldon
Actor
5-Aug-1933   Them!
Kathryn M. Werdegar
Judge
1936   Justice, California Supreme Court
Justin Whalin
Actor
6-Sep-1974   Jimmy Olsen on Lois and Clark
Stuart Whitman
Actor
1-Feb-1926   Cimarron Strip
Nancy Wilson
Guitarist
16-Mar-1954   Heart
Naomi Wolf
Author
12-Nov-1962   The Beauty Myth
B. D. Wong
Actor
24-Oct-1960   Oz, Law & Order: SVU
Victor Wong
Actor
31-Jul-1927 12-Sep-2001 Egg Shen
Beatrice Wood
Artist
3-Mar-1893 12-Mar-1998 Mama of Dada
Natalie Wood
Actor
20-Jul-1938 29-Nov-1981 Rebel Without A Cause
Will Wright
Actor
26-Mar-1894 19-Jun-1962 Character actor
John Young
Astronaut
24-Sep-1930   9th to walk on the Moon
Victor Sen Yung
Actor
18-Oct-1915 9-Nov-1980 Hop Sing on Bonanza
James David Zellerbach
Business
17-Jan-1892 1963 US Ambassador to Italy, 1957-60
Elmo R. Zumwalt
Military
29-Nov-1920 2-Jan-2000 US Chief of Naval Operations, 1970-74

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alice Adams
Novelist
14-Aug-1926 27-May-1999 Superior Women
Joseph Alioto
Politician
12-Feb-1916 29-Jan-1998 Mayor of San Francisco, 1968-76
Gertrude Franklin Atherton
Author
30-Oct-1857 14-Jun-1948 Black Oxen
Joseph G. Baldwin
Author
Jan-1815 30-Sep-1864 Flush Times of Alabama and Mississippi
Paul A. Baran
Economist
8-Dec-1910 26-Mar-1964 Marxist economist
Gregory Bateson
Anthropologist
9-May-1904 4-Jul-1980 Steps to an Ecology of Mind
Stephen D. Bechtel
Business
24-Sep-1900 14-Mar-1989 Ran Bechtel from 1936-60
Melvin Belli
Attorney
29-Jul-1907 9-Jul-1996 The King of Torts
Mike Bloomfield
Guitarist
28-Jul-1943 15-Feb-1981 Guitarist, Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Erma Bombeck
Columnist
21-Feb-1927 22-Apr-1996 The Grass is Always Greener
Edgar Bowers
Poet
2-Mar-1924 4-Feb-2000 For Louis Pasteur
David C. Broderick
Politician
4-Feb-1820 16-Sep-1859 US Senator from California, 1857-59
Nacio Herb Brown
Songwriter
22-Feb-1896 28-Sep-1964 Singin' in the Rain
Peter H. Burnett
Politician
15-Nov-1807 17-May-1895 Governor of California, 1849-51
Phillip Burton
Politician
1-Jun-1926 10-Apr-1983 Congressman from California, 1964-83
Herb Caen
Columnist
3-Apr-1916 1-Feb-1997 Long running San Francisco columnist
William W. Campbell
Astronomer
11-Apr-1862 14-Jun-1938 Stellar Motions
Daniel H. Case III
Business
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