Flint, MI in History

Historical Events

  • 1908-09-16 Carriage-maker, William C. Durant, founds General Motors in Flint, Michigan
  • 1937-02-11 44-day sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint Mich ends
  • 1953-06-08 Cluster of 6 tornadoes touches down in Flint Michigan killing 113
  • 1958-10-12 WJRT TV channel 12 in Flint, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1998-06-05 A strike begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, that quickly spreads to five other assembly plants (the strike lasted seven weeks).
  • 2015-12-15 Mayor of Flint, Michigan declares state of emergency over contaminated water supplies amid calls for a a criminal investigation
  • 2016-03-06 Seventh Democratic presidential candidates debate hosted by CNN and held in Flint, Michigan

Famous Birthdays

  • 1927-06-30 Harvey Vernon, actor (Jasper-Carter Country), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1932-09-21 Don Preston, rock musician (Mothers Of Invention), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1937-03-23 Tony Burton, actor (Rocky films) and boxer, born in Flint, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1938-01-08 Bob Eubanks, TV host (Newlywed Game), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1943-02-05 Craig Morton, NFL quarterback (Dallas, Denver), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1948-09-03 Don Brewer, American rock drummer (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1952-05-14 Donald R McMonagle, Mjr USAF/astronaut (STS 39, 54, 66), born in Flint, Michigan

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1954-04-23 Michael Moore, American filmmaker (Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine, Sicko), born in Flint, Michigan

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore
Documentary Filmmaker
Michael Moore
  • 1955-06-06 Sandra Bernhard, actress (King of Comedy, Nancy-Roseanne), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1955-11-22 Sue Novara-Reber, cyclist (1975 World sprint champ), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1958-08-27 Stalking Cat [Dennis Avner], body modifier (world record holder in body modification), born in Flint, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • 1959-03-16 Michael J Bloomfield, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 86), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1967-09-19 Jim Abbott, American MLB pitcher (California Angels, NY Yankees), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1968-06-12 Scott Aldred, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1968-07-30 Terry Crews, American NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins) and actor (Brooklyn Nine Nine), born in Flint, Michigan

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1968-11-24 Todd Beamer, passenger and hero on United Airlines Flight 93, born in Flint, Michigan

Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 Todd Beamer
Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93
Todd Beamer
  • 1969-06-24 Todd Lewis, 10k runner, born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1971-10-15 Roland McGhee, long jumper, born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1972-04-29 Gwendolyn Wentland, high jumper, born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1973-02-21 Brian Rolston, NHL left wing (Olympics-1994, NJ Devils), born in Flint, Michigan