Detroit in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 132 of 132

  • 1979-05-30 Pat Underwood makes his pitching debut for Detroit beats brother Tom
  • 1980-03-01 Patti Smith & MC5 guitarist Fred Sonic Smith wed in Detroit
  • 1980-04-21 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWWW Detroit Mich

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1980-07-16 Ronald Reagan nominated for US President by Republicans in Detroit

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1982-10-03 Scott Weiland runs Detroit marathon backwards in less than 5 hours
  • 1983-06-11 "Theme From Doctor Detroit" by Devo peaks at #59
  • 1984-04-07 Detroit Tiger Jack Morris no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0
  • 1985-07-21 Amina Fakir (Detroit), 23, crowned 18th Miss Black America
  • 1986-09-28 Cleveland Browns' Gerald McNeil sets the team record for the longest punt return with an 84-yard run (and TD), Browns 24, Detroit 21
  • 1987-08-16 Northwest Airlines 255 plane crashes in Detroit, 156 die (1 lives)
  • 1987-09-18 Detroit Tiger Darrell Evans is 1st 40 year old to hit 30 HRs
  • 1988-01-29 Detroit's Kirk Gibson signs a 3-year contract with Dodgers

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1988-07-08 Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder
  • 1988-08-13 Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit opens
  • 1988-08-14 Detroit beats Sox, 18-6, at Fenway, ends Boston winning streak at 24
  • 1989-09-13 "Les Miserables" opens at Fisher Theatre, Detroit
  • 1990-01-15 Blue Jay Cecil Fielder signs with Detroit as a free agent
  • 1990-06-01 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland for 1st time since 1974
  • 1990-06-10 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers for 1st time since 1974 in Portland
  • 1991-11-17 Detroit Lion Mike Utley is paralized in a game vs LA Rams

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1992-09-25 Sparky Anderson ties Hughie Jennings as Detroit's winningest manager

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • 1993-06-17 Indians' Carlos Baerga hits 3 home runs against Detroit
  • 1993-07-27 Detroit Tiger Fryman hits for cycle but loses 12-7 to Yankees
  • 1994-07-15 NJ Nets Derrek Coleman accused of rape in Detroit
  • 1996-10-11 Ford buys rights to named Detroit domed stadium for $40 million
  • 1997-02-03 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Detroit MI on WKRK 97.1 FM

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1997-04-20 Mark McGwire is 4th to HR on Detroit Tiger left field roof (others are Frank Howard, Harmon Killibrew, & Cecil Fielder)

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1997-10-03 Gordie Howie, 69, plays in 7th decade, with IHL'S Detroit Vipers
  • 2000-04-11 AT&T Park in San Francisco, Minute Maid Park in Houston, and Comerica Park in Detroit open.
  • 2005-07-12 76th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-5 at Comerica Park, Detroit
  • 2013-07-18 Detroit, Michigan, files for bankruptcy, becoming the largest US municipal bankruptcy ever at $18.5 billion
  • 2016-03-03 Eleventh Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by Fox, held in Detroit, Michigan

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 151 of 151

  • 1948-12-13 Ted Nugent, guitarist (Cat Scratch Fever, Damn Yankees), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949-02-28 Arthur "T-Boy" Ross, American songwriter, brother of Diana, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1996)
  • 1949-05-18 Stuart Gannes, writer (Fortune), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949-07-16 Cyndy Garvey, wife of Steve Garvey, talk show host (AM LA), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949-08-26 John Baldwin, light middleweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1968), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1950-04-04 Christine Lahti, American actress (Harvey Korman Show, Swing Shift), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1950-06-03 Suzi Quatro[cchio], singer (Stumblin')/actress (Happy Days), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951-03-20 Tanya Boyd, actress (Celeste-Days of our Life), born in Detroit, Michigan

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1951-04-10 Steven Seagal, actor (Above the Law, Hard to Kill), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1951-07-07 Roz Ryan, actress (Amelia-Amen, Occupied), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951-07-27 Janet Eilber, actress (Hard to Hold, Romantic Comedy), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951-08-21 Char Margolis, American psychic medium and Dutch TV star, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951-09-18 [Benjamin] Ben Carson, American neurosurgeon and political candidate (R), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951-10-18 Pam Dawber, actress (Mindy-Mork & Mindy, My Sister Sam), born in Detroit, Michigan

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1952-04-27 George Gervin, American basketball player, born in Detroit, Michigan

NBA Guard George Gervin
NBA Guard
George Gervin
  • 1952-11-25 Ernest Harden Jr, actor (Marcus-Jeffersons), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1953-11-27 Curtis Armstrong, American actor (Moonlighting, Revenge of the Nerds), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1953-12-06 Thomas Hulce, American actor (Amadeus, Equus, Echo Park), born in Detroit, Michigan,
  • 1954-05-01 Ray Parker Jr, rock guitarist/vocalist (Ghostbusters), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1954-10-15 Kip Byrne, Canadian Tour golfer (Mich State Jr-1970-71), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1956-07-14 Bob Birch, American musician (Elton John), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • 1959-06-29 Edward F Humenik, PGA golfer (1994 Kmart Greater-2nd), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1959-09-21 David Coulier, actor (Joey Gladstone-Full House), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1960-01-07 Tierre Turner, American actor (Waverly Wonders, Cop & the Kid), born in Detroit Michigan
  • 1960-03-12 Courtney B Vance, actor (Hamburger Hill), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1960-12-10 Paul Assenmacher, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1961-07-04 Connie Paraskevin-Young, sprint cyclist (Olymp-br-88, 92, 96), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1962-01-19 Chris Sabo, third baseman (Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1962-02-22 Lenda Murray, body builder (4X Ms Olympia), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1962-02-27 Grant Show, actor (Jack Hanson-Melrose Place), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1962-09-09 Aleta Rzepecki Sill, bowler (1983 WIBC single), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963-01-23 Gail O'Grady, actress (Hitman, Nobody's Perfect, NYPD Blue), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963-06-27 Stephen Peterson, Conn, rower (Olympics-1996), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1964-04-04 Gregory Thomas Kraft, PGA golfer (1993 Walt Disney-2nd), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1964-06-28 Susan Mascarin, tennis star, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1964-12-30 Kris Tschetter, LPGA golfer (1992 Northgate Computer), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1965-02-01 Sherilyn Fenn, actress (2 Moon Junction, Twin Peaks), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967-02-28 Jeff[rey] Pfaendtner, rower (Olympics-bronze-1996), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967-04-15 Suzy Green, LPGA golfer (1995 Fieldcrest Cannon-26th), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967-05-15 John Smoltz, pitcher (Atlanta Braves, 1996 Cy Young), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967-09-27 Jason Dungjen, pairs skater (& Kyoko Ina), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967-09-28 Jason Dungjen, pairs skaters (Olympics-1994), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967-12-20 Wendy Hamilton, playmate (Dec, 1991), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1968-11-13 Pat Hentgen, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1968-11-23 John O'Neill, US field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1969-01-25 Kina [Cosper], American singer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1970-06-19 Quincy Dushawn Watts, 400m runner, born in Detroit, Michigan

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1971-06-22 Mary Lynn Rajskub, American actress (Chloe O'Brian-24), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1972-12-25 Fantasia, [Tonya Manley], dancer/actress (Pump it Up), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1973-06-28 Brian Maisonneuve, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1979-10-22 Eve Chalom, dance skater (& Gates--1995 Nat Jr champ), born in Detroit, Michigan

Famous Deaths