OJ Simpson

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson Full Name: OJ Simpson [Orenthal James Simpson]
Nationality: American

Profession: NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
Why Famous: Nicknamed the 'Juice during his professional football career OJ Simpson became the first player to rush for over 2,000 yards in a 14 game season. Perhaps most famous for being found not guilty of killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown and another man in a court case in 1995. The verdict was shown live on TV and watched by half of the country. Then convicted in 2008 of armed robbery and kidnapping and sentenced to 33 years.

Born: July 9, 1947 (69 years old)
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

Married Life

  • 1967-06-24 NFL Footballer and later criminal OJ Simpson (19) marries Marguerite Whitley
  • 1985-02-02 NFL Footballer and felon OJ Simpson marries 2nd wife Nicole Brown (murdered 1994)

Historical Events in the Life of OJ Simpson

  • 1973-09-16 Buff Bill OJ Simpson rushes 250 yards (2 TDs), beating NE Pats 31-13
  • 1976-11-25 OJ Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs Detroit
  • 1976-12-05 Buffalo Bill OJ Simpson rushes 203 yards
  • 1994-06-17 OJ Simpson doesn't turn himself in on murder charges, LA cops chase his Ford Bronco for 1½ hours, eventually gives up (seen live on TV)
  • 1994-06-20 OJ Simpson arraigned on murder of Nicole Simpson & Ronald Goldman
  • 1994-06-30 Pre-trial hearings open in LA against OJ Simpson
  • 1994-07-08 Preliminary trial rules there is enough evidence to try OJ Simpson
  • 1994-07-13 OJ Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing
  • 1994-07-20 OJ Simpson offers $500,000 reward for evidence of ex-wife's klller
  • 1994-07-22 OJ Simpson pleads "Absolutely 100% Not Guilty" of murder
  • 1994-08-22 DNA testing links OJ Simpson to murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman
  • 1994-09-29 1st phase of OJ Simpson murder trial jury selection ends (304 chosen)
  • 1995-01-12 Murder trial against OJ Simpson, begins in LA
  • 1995-09-29 OJ Simpson trial sent to the jury
  • 1995-10-03 OJ Simpson found not guilty of the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California
  • 1996-05-13 OJ Simpson appears on British TV discussing his not guilty verdict
  • 1996-11-22 OJ Simpson takes stand as hostile witness in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him, saying it is "absolutely not true"
  • 1997-02-05 OJ Simpson found liable in the deaths of Ron Goldman & Nicole Simpson in a civil court action.
  • 2008-10-03 OJ Simpson found guilty of charges of kidnapping and armed robbery
  • 2008-12-05 OJ Simpson is sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery

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