Florida in History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 224 of 224

  • 2007-12-08 73rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Tebow, Florida (QB)
  • 2010-05-29 Philadelphia Phillies' Roy Halladay becomes 20th pitcher to throw a perfect game (1-0 vs Florida)
  • 2011-10-15 Legoland Florida (the world's largest Legoland theme park) opens in Winter Haven, Florida.
  • 2012-08-06 "Cruise" single released by Florida Georgia Line (Billboard Song of the Year 2013)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2012-11-10 The final US presidential election results are declared after Barack Obama wins Florida to defeat Mitt Romney 332-206 in Electoral College votes

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
Politician Mitt Romney
Politician
Mitt Romney
  • 2013-01-04 3 people are killed after a Beechcraft BE35 crashes into a house in Florida
  • 2013-12-16 79th Heisman Trophy Award: Jameis Winston, Florida State (QB)
  • 2014-02-10 "This Is How We Roll" single released by Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan (Billboard Song of the Year 2014)
  • 2014-09-18 8 people (including 2 children) are shot dead in Bell, Florida
  • 2015-04-30 NFL Draft: Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015-06-15 Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida, announces he will run for the US Presidency in Miami

US Governor Jeb Bush
US Governor
Jeb Bush
  • 2016-03-09 Eighth Democratic presidential candidates debate hosted by Univision and the Washington Post and held in Miami, Florida
  • 2016-03-10 Twelfth Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by CNN, held in Coral Gables, Florida
  • 2016-04-29 "H.O.L.Y" single released by Florida Georgia Line (Billboard Song of the Year 2016)
  • 2016-06-12 Gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State opens fire at gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49, injuring 53 - worst mass shooting in the US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017-04-06 Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Florida for talks with US President Donald Trump

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017-05-29 Tiger Woods is arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Jupiter, Florida

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017-06-09 Tennis player Venus Williams causes car accident that leads to death of another passenger in Palm Beach, Florida

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • 2017-09-09 Hurricane Irma makes landfall in the Florida Keys in the US as a category 3 hurricane
  • 2017-09-11 Hurricane Irma leaves 7 million US homes without power in Florida and Georgia
  • 2017-09-13 Nursing home inhabitants rescued after losing their air-conditioning in aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Hollywood, Florida, 11 die
  • 2018-02-14 Ex-student Nikolas Cruz guns down 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida, before being captured
  • 2018-03-14 US students across American commemorate Florida high school shooting with mass walkouts across the country
  • 2018-03-15 Pedestrian bridge in Miami, Florida, collapses onto 8-lane highway 5 days after it was built, killing 6

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 414


Person of interestHoward Johnson

1960-11-29 Howard Johnson, American baseball player (NY Mets), born in Clearwater, Florida

MLB Third Baseman Howard Johnson
MLB Third Baseman
Howard Johnson
  • 1960-12-28 Terri Garber, actress (Leslie Carrington-Dynasty), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1961-02-01 Gina Hull, LPGA golfer (1989 USX Golf Classic-8th), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1961-04-18 Ian Doig, Seaforth Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1985 Florida Classic)
  • 1961-08-15 Joan Delk, LPGA golfer (1995 First Bank Edina Realty-66th), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1961-08-21 Danny Sheaffer, catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1961-09-22 Dot Richardson, softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1962-03-28 Terry Szopinski, American pro-wrestler (The Warlord), born in Pompano Beach, Florida
  • 1962-03-29 Billy Beane, American MLB baseball player and executive (Oakland Athletics), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1962-04-02 Billy Dean [William Harold Dean Jr], American country singer (Young Man, Fire in the Dark), born in Quincy, Florida
  • 1962-04-16 Jeanne Golay, American cyclist (Olympics-16th-92, 96), born in Coral Gables, Florida
  • 1962-05-10 Robby Thompson, infielder (SF Giants), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1962-07-17 Jay Barrs, archer (Olympic gold 1988, 92, 96), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1962-07-23 Terry-Jo Myers, LPGA golfer (1988 Mayflower Classic), born in Ft Myers, Florida
  • 1962-07-26 Jody Reed, infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1962-07-31 Wesley Snipes, American actor (Passenger 57, Money Train, Blade trilogy), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1962-09-30 Dave Magadan, 1st baseman (NY Mets, Chicago Cubs), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1962-10-30 Danny Tartabull, outfielder (NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, 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
  • 1963-02-06 Mike Hough, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963-02-09 Bonnie Levin, WPVA volleyballer, born in Miami, Florida
  • 1963-03-01 Magnus Svensson, Leksand Swe, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • 1963-03-22 Rich Monteleone, pitcher (California Angels), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1963-05-07 Johnny Lee Middleton, American musician (Savatage & Trans-Siberian Orchestra), born in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 1963-06-02 Jay B Cooper, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Jamaica), born in Coral Gables, Florida
  • 1963-06-25 Mike Stanley, catcher (NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1963-07-09 Pamela Annette Sanders, playmate (November, 1985), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1963-07-31 Brian Skrudland, Peace River, NHL center (Florida Panthers)
  • 1963-09-04 Donna Wilkins, LPGA golfer (1987 S&H Golf Classic-5th), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1963-09-04 John Vanbiesbrouck, NHL goalie (Team USA, Florida), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963-10-31 Fred McGriff, infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1963-11-08 Dwight Smith, outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1963-11-18 Dante Bichette, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1964-01-27 Woody Austin, PGA golfer (1995 Buick Open), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1964-04-07 Joe Durant, American professional golfer (2001 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1964-06-28 Bryan Barker, NFL punter (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Jacksonville Beach, Florida
  • 1964-09-04 Guy Donald Boros, PGA golfer (1994 Deposit Guaranty-3rd), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1964-10-28 Lenny Harris, infielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1964-11-16 Dwight Gooden, pitcher (NY Yankees, NY Mets), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1965-01-11 Olivia Barash, actress (Laura-Out of the Blue), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1965-01-14 Dave Lowry, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)
  • 1965-03-12 Randall "Randy" Dixon, American former NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts), born in Clewiston, Florida
  • 1965-04-05 Cris Carpenter, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers), born in St. Augustine, Florida
  • 1965-06-30 Mitch Richmond, NBA guard (Sac Kings, Olympic gold 1988, 96), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Person of interestDavid Robinson

1965-08-06 David Robinson, American NBA center (San Antonio Spurs, Olympic gold 1992), born in Key West, Florida

NBA Center David Robinson
NBA Center
David Robinson
  • 1965-09-05 Tony Martin, American NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1965-10-02 Jill Powell, American actress (Marcy-As The World Turns), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1965-12-17 Scott Edward Gump, American PGA golfer (1991 International-2nd), born in Rockledge, Florida
  • 1966-03-07 Terry Carkner, Smiths Falls, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • 1966-03-09 Louis Oliver, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins), born in Belle Glade, Florida
  • 1966-04-05 Michael "Mike" McCready, American musician and lead guitarist (Pearl Jam), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1966-04-12 Lorenzo White, American football running back (Cleveland Browns), born Hollywood, Florida
  • 1966-05-27 Ray Sheppard, Pembroke, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
  • 1966-06-11 Scott Mellanby, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1966-06-14 Traylor Howard, actress (Joy Byrnes-Boston Common), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1966-08-02 Tim Wakefield [Timothy Stephen], American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox-1995 AL Comeback Player of the Year), born in Melbourne, Florida
  • 1966-09-04 Jearl A Miles, 400m/long jumper (Olympic gold 1996), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1966-10-04 Mike Walker, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Brooksville, Florida
  • 1966-10-18 Alan Mills, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Lakeland, Florida
  • 1966-10-21 Thomas Louis Tolles Jr, PGA golfer (1995 Bob Hope-3rd), born in Ft Myers, Florida
  • 1966-11-25 Mark Whiten, outfielder (Atlanta Braves, NY Yankees), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1967-02-23 Gord Murphy, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1967-02-26 David Howard, infielder (KC Royals), born in Sarasota, Florida
  • 1967-03-27 Tom Hammonds, American NBA forward (Minn Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets), born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida
  • 1967-04-27 Bridgette Gordon, American basketball forward (Sacramento Monarchs, Olympic gold 1988), born in DeLand, Florida
  • 1967-06-04 Rick Wilkins, American baseball catcher (Houston Astros), born in Jacksonville, Florida

Person of interestDeion Sanders

1967-08-09 Deion Sanders, American NFL corner-back/wide receiver and MLB player (Dallas Cowboys and NY Yankees), born in Fort Myers, Florida

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • 1967-09-03 Luis Gonzalez, outfielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Tampa, Florida

Person of interestVanilla Ice

1967-10-31 Vanilla Ice, American rapper (Ice Ice Baby) and actor (Cool as Ice), born in Miami, Florida

Rapper Vanilla Ice
Rapper
Vanilla Ice
  • 1967-12-07 Tino Martinez, 1st baseman (Seattle Mariner, NY Yankees), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1968-03-21 Johan Garpenlov, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1968-03-21 Samantha Leah Dorman, playmate (Sept, 1991), born in Lakeland, Florida
  • 1968-05-02 Reggie Slack, American CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Milton, Florida
  • 1968-08-28 Tom Fitzgerald, Melrose, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
  • 1968-09-25 Reggie Jefferson, 1st baseman (Cin, Cleve, Sea, Bos), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1968-11-13 Mark Fitzpatrick, NHL goalie (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968-11-21 Antonio Tarver, light heavyweight boxer (Olympics-br-96), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1968-12-11 Derek Bell, American baseball outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1968-12-13 Shaun Stafford, Ocala Florida, tennis star (1992 Taipei)
  • 1968-12-27 Dean Palmer, infielder (Texas Rangers), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1969-01-02 Robert Svehla, Martin Cze, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers, Slovakia)
  • 1969-01-16 Roy Jones, Light-MW boxer (Olympic silver 1988), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1969-01-22 Christina Marie Leardini, playmate (Apr, 1991), born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • 1969-02-02 Jody Hull, Cambridge, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
  • 1969-03-07 Geoff Smith, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • 1969-03-28 Brett Ratner, American film director (Rush Hour), born in Miami Beach, Florida
  • 1969-03-29 Jeff Blackshear, American football guard (Baltimore Ravens), born in Fort Pierce, Florida
  • 1969-04-04 Carlos Reyes, American baseball pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1969-04-30 Dexter Rogers, volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics 1996), born in St Petersburg, Florida

Person of interestEmmitt Smith

1969-05-15 Emmitt Smith, American NFL Running Back (Dallas Cowboys, 3-time NFL rushing leader), born in Pensacola, Florida

American Football Player Emmitt Smith
American Football Player
Emmitt Smith
  • 1969-06-13 Robert Harris, American former NFL defensive end (NY Giants), born in Riviera Beach, Florida
  • 1969-06-27 Mark Telerico, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 S Florida), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1969-07-27 Jason Woolley, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969-08-13 Alex Fernandez, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1969-10-07 Brent Dorman, Ocala Florida, Canadian Tour golfer
  • 1969-10-25 Larry Thomas, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1969-10-31 Henry John Mills, American NFL tight end (Houston Oilers), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1969-11-18 Cheryl Bachman, playmate (October, 1991), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1969-11-18 Lee Anne Ketcham, female pitcher (Silver Bullets), born in Tallahassee, Florida

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