Burbank Fun Facts



Here are some fun facts about Burbank, California found on various websites on the Internet:

  • Burbank, California was named after New Hampshire dentist and industrialist David Burbank who bought 9,000 acres of land where Burbank is located
  • David Burbank sold the rail rights to his land to the Southern Pacific Railroad for $1, and it was named Burbank, California
  • Burbank has the nickname, "Media Capital of the World" because NBC, Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and the Walt Disney Company are headquartered or have major operations here in Burbank
  • Team Disney building with seven dwarfs holding up the roof in Burbank appeared twice in the movie "Spy Hard"
  • Amelia Earhart attempted her solo Atlantic flight from New Jersey in her Burbank-built Lockheed Vega airplane
  • Burbank's sister cities around the world include Gaborone, Botswana, Incheon, South Korea, Ota, Japan, Curitiba, Brazil, and Solna, Sweden
  • Johnny Carson of Tonight Show fame frequently referred to "beautiful downtown Burbank"
  • Many Burbank studios offer tours, and you can see live television show tapings, including the Tonight Show
  • The highest recorded temperature in Burbank, California was 113°F in 1971
  • The lowest recorded temperature in Burbank, California was 22°F in 1978.

Famous People Who Live or Lived in Burbank, CA*

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  • Wally Albright
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Tim Burton
  • Chyna
  • Dick Clark
  • Hilary Duff
  • Zac Efron
  • Soleil Moon Frye
  • Ron Howard
  • Vanessa Hudgens
  • Joshua Jackson
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Shia LaBeouf
  • Jay Leno
  • Blake Lively
  • Tom Petty
  • Bonnie Rait
  • John Ritter
  • Rene Russo
  • Freddy Sanchez
  • Doug Savant
  • Adam Schiff
  • Martin Scorsese
  • Kyle Searles
  • Jay Silverheels
  • Ashley Tisdale
  • Lalaine Ann Vergara-Paras
  • Eddie Van Halen
  • Kate Walsh
  • Jacquie Ware


* Source: Wikipedia