Fort Lauderdale in History

Historical Events

  • 1968-12-06 WKID (WSCV) TV channel 51 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1969-08-30 Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida
  • 1970-02-05 WSCV TV channel 51 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (IND) suspends broadcasting
  • 1977-08-14 77,691 see NY Cosmos beat Fort Lauderdale Strikers 8-3 at Giants Stadium
  • 1998-01-29 Singers Bobby Brown found guiilty of DWI in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Famous Birthdays

  • 1938-08-14 Niara Sudarkasa [Gloria Albertha Marshall], American educator and anthropologist (Lincoln College), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (d. 2019)
  • 1944-01-23 Jerry Lawson, American musician (Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1949-08-13 Sheralee, vocalist (Your Hit Parade), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Person of interestChris Evert

1954-12-21 Chris Evert, American tennis player (18 Gram Slam singles titles), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1956-02-11 Catherine Hickland, American actress (One Life to Live), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1957-10-08 Joe Castiglione, American college athletic director, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1960-09-05 Rob Stull, American pentathlete (Olympic-92), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1962-11-14 Morgan Reeser, 470 sailor (Olymp-8th-1992, 96), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1963-01-13 Felita Carr, dance skater (& Komarov-1995 Pac Champ), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1963-06-25 Mike Stanley, American baseball player (NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1964-03-06 Madonna Wayne Gacy [Stephen Bier Jr.], American musician (Marilyn Manson band), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1965-06-30 Mitch Richmond, NBA guard (Sac Kings, Olympic gold 1988, 96), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1966-01-06 Chris Antley, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Kentucky Derby 1991, 1999; Preakness 1999), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (d. 2000)
  • 1966-09-03 Bennie Blades, American NFL safety (Detroit Lions; Pro Bowl 1991), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1969-10-11 Cal Dixon, American NFL center and guard (NY Jets), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1971-10-08 Terry Richardson, WLAF running back (Rhein Fire), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1972-05-02 Jill Savery, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1972-09-14 Donnell Bennett, American NFL fullback (KC Chiefs), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1974-04-25 Twan Russell, American football linebacker (Washington Redskins), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1974-11-23 Tyrus McCloud, American football linebacker (Baltimore Ravens), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1975-04-14 Amy Dumas, American professional wrestler, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1975-10-23 Jessicka [Adams], American singer-songwriter, artist (Jack off Jill), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1977-11-01 Steve Hutchinson, American NFL offensive guard (7 x Pro Bowl; 5 First Team All Pro), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1979-08-29 Ryan Shealy, American baseball player, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1980-01-14 Cory Gibbs, American soccer player, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1980-07-25 Shawn Riggans, American baseball player, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1981-01-06 Asante Samuel, National Football League Defensive Back, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1982-10-07 Robby Ginepri, American tennis player, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1984-02-05 Nate Salley, American football player, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Famous Weddings

  • 2004-04-02 Actress Jill Whelan (38) weds Michael Chaykowsky aboard the Caribbean Princess cruise ship in Fort Lauderdale, Florida