Miss USA in History

Events in Film & TV

  • 1979-04-30 Mary Therese Friel, (New York), crowned 28th Miss USA
  • 1980-05-15 Shawn Weatherly, (SC (will win Miss Universe), crowned 29th Miss USA
  • 1980-07-07 Jineane Ford, (AZ) replaces S Weatherly (Miss Univ) as 29th Miss USA
  • 1981-05-21 Kim Seelbrede, (Ohio), crowned 30th Miss USA
  • 1982-05-13 Terri Lea Utley, 20 (Arkansas) crowned 31st Miss USA
  • 1983-05-12 Julie Lynne Hayek, (California), crowned 32nd Miss USA
  • 1984-05-17 Mai Shanley, 21, (NM), crowned 33rd Miss USA
  • 1985-05-13 Laura Elena Martinez-Herring, 21, (Texas), crowned 34th Miss USA
  • 1986-05-20 Christy Fichtner, 23, (Texas), crowned 35th Miss USA
  • 1987-02-17 Michelle Renee Royer, 21, (Texas), crowned 36th Miss USA
  • 1988-03-01 Courtney Gibbs Eplin, 21, (Texas), crowned 37th Miss USA
  • 1989-02-28 Gretchen Polhemus, 23, (Texas), crowned 38th Miss USA
  • 1990-03-03 Carole Gist (20) is the 1st African American to be crowned Miss USA in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1991-02-22 Kelli McCarty, 21, (Kansas), crowned 40th Miss USA
  • 1992-02-07 Shannon LA Rhea Marketic, 22, (California), crowned 41st Miss USA
  • 1993-02-19 Kenya Moore, 22, (Michigan), crowned 42nd Miss USA
  • 1994-02-11 Lu Parker, (South Carolina), crowned 43rd Miss USA
  • 1995-02-10 Chelsi Smith, 21, (Texas), crowned 44th Miss USA
  • 1995-05-13 Chelsi Smith, 21, of USA, crowned 44th Miss Universe Shanna Lynn Moakler, (19-NY), replaces Chelsi Smith as Miss USA
  • 1996-02-02 Ali Landry, 22, (Louisiana), crowned 45th Miss USA
  • 1997-02-05 Brook Lee, Hawaii, crowned 46th Miss USA (en route to Miss Universe)
  • 1997-05-16 Brandi Sherwood (Idaho) replaces Brook Lee (Miss Univ) as Miss USA

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1944-11-30 Dian Parkinson, [Dianna Lynn Batts], Camp LeJune NC, Miss USA (1965)
  • 1951-07-24 Lynda Carter, Phoenix Az, Miss USA (1973)/actress (Wonder Woman)
  • 1964-03-03 Laura Martinez-Herring, Sinaloa Mexico, Miss USA (1985)/(Gen Hospital)
  • 1966-08-20 Courtney Gibbs, Miss USA (1988)/actress (Baywatch)
  • 1970-02-04 Alisa Marie Kimble, Miss USA-California (1997)
  • 1970-03-03 Shawn Marie Brogan, Miss USA-Iowa (1997)
  • 1970-04-13 Ramona Reuter, Miss USA-NY (1997)
  • 1970-10-25 Audra Wilks, Miss USA-Virginia (1997, Miss Photogenic)
  • 1971-01-03 Ku'ualoha Taylor, Hawaii, Miss USA (Hawaii-Miss Congeniality-1996)
  • 1971-01-08 Brook Mahealani Lee, Miss Universe/Miss USA (1997-Hawaii)
  • 1971-01-31 Brandi Sherwood, Miss USA-Idaho (1997, 2nd)
  • 1971-02-19 Becca Lee, Tennessee, Miss USA (Tenn-3rd-1996)
  • 1971-04-06 Tamara Henry, Miss USA-Arkansas (1997)
  • 1971-04-07 Cara Kendra Bernosky, Miss USA-Pennsylvania (1997)
  • 1971-04-21 Jennifer Reed, Miss USA-Michigan (1997)
  • 1971-05-01 Jamie Marie Swenson, Miss USA-South Dakota (1997)
  • 1971-06-08 Amanda Jahn, Miss USA-Missouri (1997)
  • 1971-06-13 Lauri Marie Gapp, Miss USA-North Dakota (1997)
  • 1971-07-25 Stacy Dawn Cenedese, Miss USA-Wyoming (1997)
  • 1971-09-15 Crystal McLaurin-Coney, Miss USA-North Carolina (1997)
  • 1971-09-23 Taunya Harris, Miss USA-New Mexico (1997)
  • 1971-10-15 Angelia Savage, Miss USA-Florida (1997, top 6)
  • 1971-10-16 Kathryn J Taylor, Miss USA-Kansas (1997)
  • 1971-11-03 Tricia Carolyn Nosko, Miss USA-Indiana (1997)
  • 1971-11-10 Heather Williams, Miss USA-Oregon (1997)
  • 1972-02-22 Christin Didier, Miss USA-Montana (1997)
  • 1972-03-09 Sara Nicole Williams, Miss USA-Washington (1997)
  • 1972-03-15 Casey Cristin Mizell, Miss USA-South Carolina (1997)
  • 1972-03-23 Jennifer K Chapman, Miss USA-Massachusetts (1997)
  • 1972-07-02 Towanna Stone, Miss USA-Tennessee (1997, 3rd)
  • 1972-09-25 Nikole Viola, Miss USA-Louisiana (1997)
  • 1972-10-02 Patricia Gauani, Miss USA-Delaware (1997)
  • 1972-12-29 Melissa Hall, Miss USA-Minnesota (1997)
  • 1973-03-13 Ann Coale, Miss USA-Maryland (1997)
  • 1973-03-23 Ninya Perna, Miss USA-Nevada (1997)
  • 1973-04-12 Claudia Jordan, Miss USA-Rhode Island (1997, top 10)
  • 1973-04-26 Damien Munoz, Miss USA-Colorado (1997)
  • 1973-05-13 Michelle Mouser, Miss USA-Ohio (1997)
  • 1973-05-30 Christine Pavone, Miss USA-Connecticut (1997)
  • 1973-08-22 Jennifer Makris, Miss USA-New Jersey (1997, top 10)
  • 1973-10-10 Jessica Shahriari, Miss USA-Arizona (1997)
  • 1973-11-08 Tara Johnson, Miss USA-Wisconsin (1997)
  • 1973-12-07 Rea Marie Bavilla, Miss USA-Alaska (1997)
  • 1974-08-20 Denesha Reid, Miss USA-Georgia (1997)
  • 1974-10-12 Rachyl Hoskins, Miss USA-Kentucky (1997)
  • 1974-11-18 Autumn Smith, Miss USA-Alabama (1997, top 10)
  • 1975-02-11 Kim Weir, Miss USA-Nebraska (1997)
  • 1975-03-02 Arleen McDonald, Miss USA-Mississippi (1997)
  • 1975-07-03 Jennifer Salinas, Miss USA-Illinois (1997)
  • 1975-09-10 Temple Taggart, Miss USA-Utah (1997, top 6)
  • 1975-11-12 Gretchen Durgin, Miss USA-New Hampshire (1997)
  • 1975-12-17 Napiera Danielle Groves, Miss USA-Washington, D.C. (1997, Miss Congeniality)
  • 1976-01-16 Trisha Stillwell, Miss USA-Oklahoma (1997, top 10)
  • 1976-01-21 Amanda Little, Miss USA-Texas (1997, top 6)
  • 1976-06-10 Lisa Jean Costantino, Miss USA-Vermont (1997)
  • 1976-08-29 Stephanie Worcester, Miss USA-Maine (1997)
  • 1977-03-05 Natalie Bevins, Miss USA-West Virginia (1997)
  • 1985-12-18 Tara Conner, 2006 Miss USA

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1977-06-08 Retired NBA player Bill Russell (43) weds 1968 Miss USA Dorothy Anstett

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
  • 2004-10-30 Blink-182 pop punk band drummer Travis Barker (28) weds actress and First Runner Up Miss USA 1995 Shanna Moakler (29) at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2006-04-08 Former Miss USA and "Eve" actress Ali Landry (32) weds film director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde (28) in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico