Harvey Milk

American Politician Harvey Milk Full Name: Harvey Milk
Nationality: American

Profession: American Politician
Why Famous: The first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Milk served almost 11 months in office until he was assassinated along with Mayor George Moscone by Dan White, another city supervisor who had recently resigned but wanted his job back.

During his time in office Milk was responsible for passing a stringent gay rights ordinance for the city and became an icon in San Francisco and a martyr in the gay community.

Born: May 22, 1930
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Woodmere, New York, USA

Died: November 27, 1978 (aged 48)
Cause of Death: Assassination

Historical Events in the Life of Harvey Milk

  • 1978-01-08 Harvey Milk becomes the 1st openly gay person elected to public office in California

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