Today in Miss Universe History

Historical Events

  • 1977-07-16 Janelle Commissiong, of Trinidad & Tobago, crowned 26th Miss Universe
  • 1978-07-24 Margaret Gardiner, of South Africa, crowned 27th Miss Universe
  • 1979-07-19 Maritza Sayalero, 18, of Venezuela, crowned 28th Miss Universe
  • 1980-05-15 Shawn Weatherly, (SC (will win Miss Universe), crowned 29th Miss USA
  • 1980-07-07 Shawn Weatherly, of USA, crowned 29th Miss Universe
  • 1981-07-20 Irene Saez, of Venezuela, crowned 30th Miss Universe
  • 1982-07-26 Karen Dianne Baldwin, 18, of Canada, crowned 31st Miss Universe
  • 1983-07-11 Lorraine Elizabeth Downes, 19, of NZ, crowned 32nd Miss Universe
  • 1984-07-09 Yvonne Ryding of Sweden crowned 33rd Miss Universe
  • 1985-07-15 Deborah Carthy-Deu, of Puerto Rico, crowned 34th Miss Universe
  • 1986-07-21 Barbara Palacios Teyde, 22, of Venezuela, crowned 35th Miss Universe
  • 1987-05-26 Cecilia Bolocco, 22, of Chile, crowned 36th Miss Universe
  • 1988-05-24 Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe
  • 1989-05-23 Angela Visser, 22, of Holland, crowned 38th Miss Universe
  • 1990-05-15 Mona Grudt, 19, of Norway, crowned 39th Miss Universe
  • 1991-05-17 Lupita Jones, 23, of Mexico, crowned 40th Miss Universe
  • 1992-05-09 Michelle McLean, 19, of Namibia, crowned 41st Miss Universe
  • 1993-05-21 Dayanara Torres, 18, of Puerto Rico, crowned 42nd Miss Universe
  • 1994-05-20 Sushmita Sen from India is crowned the 43rd Miss Universe at 18 years old
  • 1995-05-13 Chelsi Smith, 21, of USA, crowned 44th Miss Universe Shanna Lynn Moakler, (19-NY), replaces Chelsi Smith as Miss USA
  • 1996-05-05 Renette Cruz, Vancouver, wins Miss Canadian Universe
  • 1996-05-17 Alicia Machado, 18, of Venezuela crowned 45th Miss Universe
  • 1997-02-05 Brook Lee, Hawaii, crowned 46th Miss USA (en route to Miss Universe)
  • 1997-05-16 Brook Mehealani Lee, 26, of US crowned 46th Miss Universe
  • 2013-11-09 MarĂ­a Gabriela Isler, a 25yo Venezuelan, is crowned Miss Universe 2013
  • 2015-01-25 Miss Colombia Paulina Vega is crowned Miss Universe 2014

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 172

  • 1795-12-23 Philippe Vandermaelen, Flemish cartographer (Atlas Universel)
  • 1915-06-24 Fred Hoyle, cosmologist (proposed steady-state universe theory)
  • 1944-06-21 Corinna Tsopel, Athens, actress (Man Called Horse)/Miss Universe (64)
  • 1945-07-16 Kellie Everts, Kalv Germany, Miss nude Universe (1968)
  • 1949-10-13 Marisol Malaret, Miss Universe 1970
  • 1954-06-22 Amparo Munoz, Malgra Spain, Miss Universe (1974)
  • 1961-02-08 Bruce Timm, TV Producer (DC Animated Universe)
  • 1961-12-13 Irene Saez, Miss Universe 1981 and Venezuelan politician
  • 1963-12-09 Barbara Palacios, Carcas Venz, Miss Universe (1986)
  • 1966-10-18 Angela Visser, Neth, Miss Universe (1989)
  • 1969-07-31 Langa Sibanda, Miss Universe-Zimbabwe (1996)
  • 1970-01-20 Anita St Rose, Miss Universe-Great Britain (1996)
  • 1970-05-02 Vania Thomas, Miss US Virgin Islands Universe (1997)
  • 1970-06-25 Ana Rosa Brito, Miss Puerto Rico Universe (1997)
  • 1971-01-08 Brook Mahealani Lee, Miss Universe/Miss USA (1997-Hawaii)
  • 1971-02-16 Shivanthini Dharmasiri, Miss Universe-Sri Lanka (1996)
  • 1971-03-11 Marta Lovera Parquet, Miss Universe-Paraguay (1996)
  • 1971-03-15 Reyna Royo, Miss Universe-Panama (1996)
  • 1971-03-23 Renette Cruz, Miss Universe-Canada (1996)
  • 1971-09-06 Sandra Natasha Abreu, Miss Universe-Dominican Republic (1996)
  • 1971-09-17 Annika Duckmark, Miss Universe-Sweden (1996)
  • 1972-03-30 Peggy Zlotkowski, Miss France-Universe (1989)
  • 1972-05-12 Michelle Kahn, Miss Universe-Trinidad & Tobago (1996)
  • 1972-09-01 Eiman Thakeb, Miss Egypt Universe (1997)
  • 1972-10-22 Victoria Lagerstrom, Miss Sweden Universe (1997)
  • 1972-11-09 Victoria Keil, Miss Universe-Cook Islands (1996)
  • 1972-11-10 Carol Anne Becker, Miss Universe-South Africa (1996)
  • 1972-11-22 Tricia Tan, Miss Singapore Universe (1997)
  • 1972-11-30 Adeline Ong, Miss Universe-Malaysia (1996)
  • 1973-01-27 Margot Bourgeois, Miss Universe-3rd place (Trinidad & Tobago, 1997)
  • 1973-03-21 Chiou Hai Ta, Miss Taiwan ROC Universe (1997)
  • 1973-03-30 Melinda Penn, Miss British virgin islands Universe (1997)
  • 1973-03-31 Vanessa Mambi, Miss Universe-Curacao (1996)
  • 1973-04-11 Monica Chala, Miss Universe-Ecuador (1996)
  • 1973-05-23 Verna Vasquez, Miss Universe-best swimsuit (Curacao, 1997)
  • 1973-07-16 Karla Beteta, Miss Universe-Guatemala (1996)
  • 1973-07-19 Angeline Putt, Miss Universe-Singapore (1996)
  • 1973-07-21 Ali Landry, Louisiana, Miss Universe-USA (1996)
  • 1973-07-24 Tasha Ebanks, Miss Universe-Cayman Islands (1996)
  • 1973-08-02 Fiona Mullally, Miss Ireland Universe (1997)
  • 1973-08-10 Keisha Delancy, Miss Turks & Caicos islands Universe (1997)
  • 1973-09-03 Chen Hsiao-Fen, Miss Universe-Taiwan ROC (1996)
  • 1973-10-02 Dalida Chammai, Miss Lebanon Universe (1997)
  • 1973-10-11 Sharon Dominguez, Miss Belize Universe (1997)
  • 1974-02-15 Jodie McMullen, Miss Universe-Australia/Miss Congeniality (1996)
  • 1974-03-22 Kim Yun-Jung, Miss Universe-Korea (1996)
  • 1974-03-27 Rosanna Gimenez, Miss Paraguay Universe (1997)
  • 1974-03-31 Nina Georgala, Miss Universe-Greece (1996)
  • 1974-04-15 Marena Bencomo, Miss Universe-2nd place (Venezuela, 1997)
  • 1974-07-02 Natali Sacco, Miss Universe-Peru (1996)
  • 1974-07-21 Andrea L'Huillier, Miss Universe-Chile (1996)
  • 1974-08-31 Jessy Viceisza, Miss Universe-Bonaire (1996)
  • 1974-09-27 Lina Gaviria, Miss Universe-Colombia (1996)
  • 1974-10-04 Claudia Elena Vasquez, Miss Universe-best costume (Colombia, 1997)
  • 1974-10-25 Joanne Black, Miss Universe-Ireland (1996)
  • 1974-10-29 Renata Hornofova, Miss Universe-Czech Republic (1996)
  • 1974-11-17 Abbygale Williamson Arenas, Miss Universe-Photogenic (Phil, 1997)
  • 1975-01-21 Anette Oldenborg, Miss Universe-Denmark (1996)
  • 1975-01-21 Faghma Absalom, Miss Universe-Namibia (1996)
  • 1975-01-29 Lorraine Magwenzi, Miss Zimbabwe Universe (1997)
  • 1975-02-04 Miriam Ruppert, Miss Universe-Germany (1996)
  • 1975-03-01 Maria Jose Suarez, Miss Universe-Spain (1996)
  • 1975-04-12 Sofie Rahman, Miss Universe-Hong Kong (1996)
  • 1975-04-19 Nazarena Almada, Miss Argentina Universe (1997)
  • 1975-04-26 Trudi Ferguson, Miss Universe-Jamaica (1996)
  • 1975-06-15 Agathe Neuner, Miss Germany Universe (1997)
  • 1975-06-16 Maria Sinigerova, Miss Universe-Bulgaria (1996)
  • 1975-06-19 Anna Valle, Miss Universe-Italy (1996)
  • 1975-07-29 Sheya Shipanga, Miss Namibia Universe (1997)
  • 1975-08-22 Mbali Gasa, Miss South Africa Universe (1997)
  • 1975-08-30 Natalia Nadtochey, Miss Ukraine Universe (1997)
  • 1975-09-03 Ava Lovell, Miss Universe-Belize (1996)
  • 1975-09-13 Patricia Spehar, Miss France Universe (1997)
  • 1975-10-06 Ines Sainz, Miss Spain Universe (1997)
  • 1975-10-18 Rebeca Tamez, Miss Mexico Universe (1997)
  • 1975-11-19 Sushmita Sen, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, Indian actress and model, crowned 43rd Miss Universe in 1994
  • 1975-12-01 Alya Rohali, Miss Universe-Indonesia (1996)
  • 1975-12-01 Sandra Maidana, Miss Universe-Uruguay (1996)
  • 1975-12-13 Sarah Brady, Miss Universe-New Zealand (1996)
  • 1976-01-06 Agnieszka Zielinska, Miss Poland Universe (1997)
  • 1976-01-19 Claire Grech, Miss Malta Universe (1997)
  • 1976-01-24 Laure Belleville, Miss Universe-France (1996)
  • 1976-01-29 Ilmira Shamsutdinova, Miss Universe-Russia/best costume (1996)
  • 1976-02-06 Elina Zisi, Miss Greece Universe (1997)
  • 1976-02-07 Hrafnhildur Hafsteinsdottir, Miss Universe-Iceland (1996)
  • 1976-02-26 Froso Spyrou, Miss Universe-Cyprus (1996)
  • 1976-03-16 Michelle Rae Collie, Miss Universe-Bahamas (1996)
  • 1976-03-25 Monica Croscicka-Wnetrzak, Miss Universe-Poland (1996)
  • 1976-03-27 Roberta Alma Anastase, Miss Universe-Romania (1996)
  • 1976-04-17 Nadine Thomas, Miss Jamaica Universe (1997)
  • 1976-04-19 Vanessa Guzman, Miss Universe-Mexico (1996)
  • 1976-04-22 Milena Mayorga, Miss Universe-El Salvador (1996)
  • 1976-04-29 Nayla Micherif, Miss Brazil Universe (1997)
  • 1976-05-02 Ailleen Damiles, Miss Universe-Philippines/Miss Photogenic (1996)
  • 1976-06-06 Melanie Sibetang, Miss Northern Marianas Universe (1997)
  • 1976-06-14 Rita Carvalho, Miss Universe-Portugal (1996)
  • 1976-06-21 Natalia Cronenbold Aguilera, Miss Universe-Bolivia (1996)
  • 1976-06-25 Marina Alofagia McCartney, Miss New Zealand Universe (1997)
  • 1976-06-29 Sandhya Chib, Miss Universe-India (1996)
  • 1976-07-14 Yesim Cetin, Miss Turkey Universe (1997)

Famous Weddings

  • 2000-05-09 Puerto Rican actress and former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres (25) weds singer-songwriter Marc Anthony (31) in Las Vegas, Nevada

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2009-02-14 Cricketer Martin Crowe (46) weds former Miss Universe Lorraine Downes (44) in an intimate ceremony

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe
  • 2009-03-14 New Zealand cricketer Martin Crow marries ex-Miss Universe Lorraine Downes
  • 2011-02-16 Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupati (36) weds Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe (2000) Lara Dutta (32) at Bandra, Mumbai

Famous Deaths

  • 1595-08-24 Thomas Digges, English astronomer (Universe Infinite), dies
  • 1798-12-19 Charles-Joseph Panckoucke, publisher (Moniteur Universel), dies at 62
  • 1969-09-09 Katherine Singleton, actress/Miss Universe (1926), dies at 65
  • 1996-06-20 Hellevi Rombin Schine, Miss Universe (1955), dies in plane crash at 64