Michigan in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 288

  • 1939-12-11 Tom Hayden, American civil rights and antiwar activist and politician (Rep-D-Ca), born in Royal Oak, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1940-02-19 Smokey [William] Robinson, American R&B and soul singer-songwriter (The Miracles), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1940-07-19 Dennis Cole, actor (Felony Squad, Brackens's World), born in Detroit, Michigan

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1940-10-16 Dave DeBusschere, NBA foward (NY Knick)/last ABA commissioner, born in Detroit, Michigan

NBA Forward and MLB Player Dave DeBusschere
NBA Forward and MLB Player
Dave DeBusschere
  • 1941-02-05 Barrett Strong, vocalist (Money, That's What I Want), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1941-04-05 Michael Moriarty, actor (Bang the Drum Slowly, Q, Stuff), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1941-06-16 Lamont Dozier, songwriter (Dozier-Holland-Dozier), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1941-07-18 Martha Reeves, singer (& Vandellas-Dancing in St), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1942-01-08 John Peterson, American drummer the Beau Brummels), born in Rudyard, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • 1942-07-09 Paul B Henry, (Rep-R-Michigan, 1985- )
  • 1942-09-19 Freda Payne, American singer and actress, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1942-10-05 Richard Street, Rhythm and Blues musician (The Temptations), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1942-11-16 Donna McKechnie, Pontiac Michigan, actress/dancer (Company)
  • 1943-02-05 Craig Morton, NFL quarterback (Dallas, Denver), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1943-03-27 Milton Robert Carr, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1975-81, 83-95), born in Janesville, Wisconsin
  • 1943-04-05 Max Gail, American actor (Barney Miller, Whiz Kids, DC Cab), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943-04-09 Terry Knight, rock producer and singer (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Lapeer, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • 1943-05-13 Mary Wells, singer (My Guy), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943-06-30 Florence Ballard, rocker (Supremes), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943-07-18 Calvin Peete, PGA golfer (1979 Greater Milwaukee Open), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943-07-20 Dennis Yost, vocalist (The Classics IV), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • 1943-07-27 Stu Gilliam, actor/comedian (Roll Out, Harris & Company), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943-08-02 Max Wright, actor (Buffalo Bill, Alf, Misfits of Science), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943-09-02 Rosalind Ashford, rock vocalist (Martha Reeve & Vandellas), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1944-03-06 Mary Wilson, vocalist (Supremes-Where Did Our Love Go), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1944-03-26 Diana Ross, [Earle], (Supremes, Lady Sings Blues, Mahogany), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1944-07-12 Denise Nicholas, actress (Room 222, Baby I'm Back), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1944-07-20 Mel Daniels, professional basketball player (Hall of Fame 2012), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1944-08-24 Gregory Bruce Jarvis, astronaut (STS 25), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1944-08-24 Peter Hutton, American filmmaker, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1944-09-16 Betty Kelly, rocker (Martha Reeves & Vandellas), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1945-01-29 Donna Marie Caponi Young, LPGA golfer (US Open 1969, 70), born in Detroit, Michigan

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1945-01-29 Tom Selleck, actor (Lance-Rockford Files, Magnum PI), born in Detroit, Michigan

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1945-01-29 Donna Caponi, LPGA Golfer and four-time Major winner, born in Detroit, Michigan

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 1946-06-28 Gilda Radner, actress (SNL, Haunted Honeymoon), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1946-07-22 Paul Schrader, director (Blue Collar) and writer (Taxi Driver), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1946-12-14 Joyce Vincent Wilson, singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn), born in Detroit, Michigan

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1947-03-12 Mitt Romney, 70th Republican Governor of Massachusetts and presidential candidate, born in Detroit, Michigan

Politician Mitt Romney
Politician
Mitt Romney

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1947-04-21 Iggy Pop [James Osterberg], American rocker (Zombie Birdhouse), born in Muskegon, Michigan

Rocker Iggy Pop
Rocker
Iggy Pop
  • 1947-07-11 Jeff Hanna, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), born in Detroit, Michigan

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1948-02-04 Alice Cooper, [Vincent Furnier], rocker (School's Out), born in Detroit, Michigan

Rocker Alice Cooper
Rocker
Alice Cooper
  • 1948-09-03 Don Brewer, American rock drummer (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1948-10-16 Michael Tylo, actor (Guiding Light, Blade-Young & Restless), born in Detroit, Michigan

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1948-11-06 Glenn Frey, rock vocalist (Eagles-Take it Easy), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)

Rock Vocalist Glenn Frey
Rock Vocalist
Glenn Frey
  • 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
  • 1950-02-11 Clarence Ellis, NFLer, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1950-04-04 Christine Lahti, American actress (Harvey Korman Show, Swing Shift), born in Detroit, Michigan

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1950-05-13 Stevie Wonder, American singer-songwriter (You are the Sunshine of My Love), born in Saginaw, Michigan

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder
  • 1950-06-03 Suzi Quatro[cchio], singer (Stumblin')/actress (Happy Days), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1950-10-14 Sheila Young Ochowicz, speed skater (Oly-gold/sil-76), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1950-11-07 Alexa Canady, Lansing Michigan, 1st African American female neurosurgeon and educator
  • 1951-02-02 Kim Zimmer, actress (Guiding Light, Doctors, One Life to Live), born in Grand Rapids, 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
  • 1951-12-30 Nancy LaMott, American singer, born in Midland, Michigan (d. 1995)
  • 1952-02-10 Mike Varty, American NFL player, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1952-02-25 James A Barcia, (Rep-D-Michigan)
  • 1952-02-29 Bart Stupak, (Rep-D-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
  • 1952-05-14 Donald R McMonagle, Mjr USAF/astronaut (STS 39, 54, 66), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1952-11-25 Ernest Harden Jr, actor (Marcus-Jeffersons), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1952-11-28 S Epatha Merkerson, Saginaw Michigan, American actress (Jacob's Ladder, Terminator 2)
  • 1953-04-23 Fred Upton, (Rep-R-Michigan)
  • 1953-07-09 Dave Camp, (Rep-R-Michigan)
  • 1953-08-11 Sanford Jensen, American actor (Foley Square), born in South Haven, Michigan
  • 1953-10-30 Peter Hoekstra, (Rep-R-Michigan)
  • 1953-11-27 Curtis Armstrong, American actor (Moonlighting, Revenge of the Nerds), born in Detroit, Michigan

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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
  • 1954-05-01 Ray Parker Jr, rock guitarist/vocalist (Ghostbusters), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1954-08-27 Mike Kelley, Wayne, Michigan, artist (More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid), (d. 2012)
  • 1954-10-15 Kip Byrne, Canadian Tour golfer (Mich State Jr-1970-71), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1955-01-16 Jerry M Linenger, PhD/Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 81/84), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan
  • 1955-02-06 Eric Money, American NBA player, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1955-03-10 Bunny DeBarge, rocker (Debarge), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 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
  • 1956-03-09 Mark Dantonio, Michigan State University American football coach
  • 1956-07-14 Bob Birch, American musician (Elton John), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • 1957-06-12 Timothy Busfield, actor (30 Something, West Wing), born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • 1957-08-16 Laura Innes, Pontiac, Michigan, American actress and director (ER, The Event)
  • 1957-10-23 Sue Ertl, American LPGA golfer, born in Ionia, Michigan
  • 1958-06-06 Elaine Crosby, LPGA golfer (1989 Mazda Japan Classic), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1958-06-22 Bruce Campbell, American actor/producer/director (Army of Darkness, Evil Dead II), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1958-08-06 Randy DeBarge, rock vocalist/bassist (Debarge), born in Grand Rapids Michigan

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1958-08-16 Madonna [Ciccone], American singer and actress (Like a Virgin), born in Bay City, Michigan

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • 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
  • 1959-06-19 Mark DeBarge, rock vocalist (DeBarge-Who's Johnny), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1959-06-29 Edward F Humenik, PGA golfer (1994 Kmart Greater-2nd), born in Detroit, Michigan

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1959-08-14 Earvin "Magic" Johnson, American NBA Forward (LA Lakers/Olympic-gold-92), born in Lansing, Michigan

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • 1959-08-28 Mary Murphy, LPGA golfer (1990 US Women's Open-5th), born in Birmingham, Michigan

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