Fort Lauderdale in History

Historical Events

  • 1968-12-06 WKID (WSCV) TV channel 51 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1969-08-30 Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida
  • 1970-02-05 WSCV TV channel 51 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (IND) suspends broadcasting
  • 1977-08-14 77,691 see NY Cosmos beat Fort Lauderdale Strikers 8-3 at Giant Stad
  • 1998-01-29 Singers Bobby Brown found guiilty of DWI in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Famous Birthdays

  • 1949-08-13 Sheralee, vocalist (Your Hit Parade), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1954-02-11 Catherine Hickland, actress (Capitol, Star Trek IV), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1954-12-21 [Christine] Chris Evert, tennis champion (18 singles Gram Slams, 3 doubles titles), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1962-11-14 Morgan Reeser, 470 sailor (Olymp-8th-1992, 96), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1963-01-13 Felita Carr, dance skater (& Komarov-1995 Pac Champ), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1963-06-25 Mike Stanley, catcher (NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1964-09-04 Guy Donald Boros, PGA golfer (1994 Deposit Guaranty-3rd), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1965-06-30 Mitch Richmond, NBA guard (Sac Kings, Oly-g-88, 96), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1972-05-02 Jill Savery, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Famous Weddings

  • 2004-04-02 Actress Jill Whelan (38) weds Michael Chaykowsky aboard the Caribbean Princess cruise ship in Fort Lauderdale, Florida