Michigan in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 435


Person of interestMike Ilitch

1929-07-20 Mike Ilitch, American businessman (founded Little Caesars Pizza, owner Detroit Red Wings, Tigers), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2017)

Entrepreneur and Founder of Little Caesar's Pizza Mike Ilitch
Entrepreneur and Founder of Little Caesar's Pizza
Mike Ilitch
  • 1929-08-07 Don Larsen, American MLB pitcher (NY Yankees), born on what must have been a perfect day in Michigan City, Indiana
  • 1929-09-16 Dale E Kildee, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1977- )

Person of interestBerry Gordy

1929-11-28 Berry Gordy, record company owner (Motown), born in Detroit, Michigan

Record Company Owner Berry Gordy
Record Company Owner
Berry Gordy
  • 1930-02-10 Robert Wagner, actor (It Takes a Thief, Hart to Hart), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1930-03-09 Thomas Schippers, American conductor (Amahl & Night Visitors), born in Kalamazoo, Michigan (d. 1977)
  • 1930-03-28 Robert Ashley, American composer, born in Ann Arbor, Michigan (d. 2014)
  • 1930-04-01 Grace Lee Whitney, actress (Yeoman Rand-Star Trek), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1930-07-01 Margaret A Brewer, American soldier, in Durand Michigan, first female General officer in US Marine Corps. (d. 2013)
  • 1931-02-25 Christopher George, actor (Rat Patrol, Immortal), born in Royal Oak, Michigan (d. 1983)
  • 1931-06-20 James Tolkan, American actor (Weekend War, Leap of Faith), born in Calumet, Michigan
  • 1931-07-31 Kenny Burrell, American guitarist (Organ Grinder Swing), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1931-09-06 Sander M Levin, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1983- )
  • 1931-12-28 Martin Milner, American actor (Route 66", "Adam 12"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1932-01-04 Richard Stahl, actor (Howard-It's a Living), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1932-01-22 Piper Laurie, [Rosetta Jacobs], actress (Twin Peaks), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1932-02-07 Alfred M Worden, Jackson Michigan, Colonel USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15)
  • 1932-03-21 Joseph Silverstein, American violinist, concertmaster and conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1932-03-29 William Charette, American navy Hospital Corpsman and Medal of Honour recipient, born in Ludington, Michigan (d. 2012)

Person of interestCasey Kasem

1932-04-27 Casey Kasem, American radio personality (creator of American Top 40), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2014)

Disc Jockey and Actor Casey Kasem
Disc Jockey and Actor
Casey Kasem
  • 1932-07-06 Della Reese [Delloreese Patricia Early], American singer and actress (Della Reese Show, Royal Family), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • 1932-07-11 Billy Davis, American music producer and songwriter ( I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • 1932-09-21 Don Preston, rock musician (Mothers Of Invention), born in Flint, Michigan

Person of interestEllen Burstyn

1932-12-07 Ellen Burstyn, American actress (Exorcist, Alice Doesn't Live Here), born in Detroit, Michigan

Actress Ellen Burstyn
Actress
Ellen Burstyn
  • 1932-12-09 Donald Byrd, American jazz trumpeter (Black Byrd), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 1933-08-25 Tom Skerritt, actor (Ryan's Four, Alien, Big Bad Mama), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1933-10-25 Larry J. Hopkins, American politician (Rep-R-KY, 1979-93), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1933-11-28 Joe Knollenberg, (Rep-R-Michigan)
  • 1934-02-06 Vernon "Vern" Ehlers, American politician (Michigan House of Representatives), born in Pipestone, Minnesota (d. 2017)
  • 1934-02-09 John A Ziegler Jr, 4th NHL president (1977-92), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • 1934-06-09 Jackie Wilson, American soul singer-songwriter and performer (I Get the Sweetest Feeling), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1984)
  • 1934-06-28 Carl M Levin, (Sen-D Michigan, 1979- )
  • 1934-11-05 Nick Smith, (Rep-R-Michigan)
  • 1934-12-30 Del Shannon, American rock musician and songwriter (Runaway), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1990)
  • 1935-01-09 Richard "Dick" Enberg, American sportscaster (NBC, CBS, ESPN), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • 1935-01-22 Seymour Cassel, actor (Faces, Plain Clothes, Valentino), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1935-02-15 Roger B Chaffee, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1935-02-16 Salvatore "Sonny" Bono, American actor, musician, vocalist, (Sonny & Cher) and politician (Rep-R-Ca, 1995-98), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1998)
  • 1935-12-26 Abdul "Duke" Fakir, American rock vocalist (Four Tops), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1936-01-11 Linda Lawson, actress (Don't Call Me Charlie), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Person of interestSamuel C. C. Ting

1936-01-27 Samuel C. C. Ting, American physicist and Nobel Laureate (1976 J/ψ particle), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Samuel C. C. Ting
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Samuel C. C. Ting
  • 1936-02-19 Bob Engemann, American singer (The Lettermen), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 1936-02-29 Jack R Lousma, Col USMC/astronaut (Skylab 3, STS-3), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1936-04-10 Bobby Smith, American singer (Spinners), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 1936-11-18 Hank Ballard, rocker (The Twist (pre Chubby Checker), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1937-03-06 Ivan Boesky, stockbroker inside trading, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1937-03-08 Raynoma Singleton [Gordy], music producer and singer-songwriter (Motown), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1937-03-23 Tony Burton, actor (Rocky films) and boxer, born in Flint, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1937-03-25 Tom Monaghan, Ann Arbor Michigan, founder of Dominos pizza
  • 1937-04-05 Allan R. Thieme, American inventor (first Power operated vehicle/scooter), born in Bridgeport, Michigan
  • 1937-05-04 Ron Carter, American jazz bassist (Ron Carter Meets Bach), born in Ferndale, Michigan
  • 1937-05-20 Dave Hill, PGA golfer (1967 Memphis), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • 1937-12-11 Jim Harrison, American poet and novelist (Legends of the Fall), born in Grayling, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1938-01-08 Bob Eubanks, TV host (Newlywed Game), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1938-03-23 Dave Pike, jazz vibraphone and marimba player, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1939-01-02 Jim Bakker, American televangelist (Assemblies of God, The PTL Club) and convicted fraud, born in Muskegon, Michigan
  • 1939-01-27 Mike Hill, American golfer (3 PGA titles), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • 1939-04-05 Ronald "Ronnie" White, American singer (The Miracles - "Shop Around"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1995)

Person of interestFrancis Ford Coppola

1939-04-07 Francis Ford Coppola, American director (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1939-04-10 Alan Rothenberg, American lawyer and sports executive, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1939-04-13 Barbara-Rose Collins, (Rep-D-Michigan)
  • 1939-04-23 Lee Majors [Harvey Lee Yeary], American film and TV actor ($6,000,000 Man, The Fall Guy), born in Wyandotte, Michigan
  • 1939-05-11 Milt Pappas, American baseball pitcher, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1939-09-01 Lily Tomlin, American comedienne and actress (9 to 5, Laugh-in, All of Me), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1939-09-13 Richard Kiel, American actor (So Fine, Jaws-Moonraker, Skidoo), born in Detroit, Michigan, (d. 2014)
  • 1939-12-11 Tom Hayden, American civil rights and antiwar activist and politician (Rep-D-Ca), born in Royal Oak, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1940-02-19 Smokey [William] Robinson, American R&B and soul singer-songwriter (The Miracles), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1940-07-19 Dennis Cole, actor (Felony Squad, Brackens's World), born in Detroit, Michigan

Person of interestDave DeBusschere

1940-10-16 Dave DeBusschere, NBA forward (NY Knick)/last ABA commissioner, born in Detroit, Michigan

NBA Forward and MLB Player Dave DeBusschere
NBA Forward and MLB Player
Dave DeBusschere
  • 1941-02-05 Barrett Strong, vocalist (Money, That's What I Want), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1941-02-15 Brian Holland, American pianist, songwriter and producer (Holland–Dozier–Holland), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1941-04-03 Philippé Wynne, American soul singer (I'll Be Around), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1984)
  • 1941-04-05 Michael Moriarty, American-Canadian actor (Bang the Drum Slowly, Q, Stuff), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1941-06-16 Lamont Dozier, songwriter (Dozier-Holland-Dozier), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1941-07-18 Martha Reeves, singer (& Vandellas-Dancing in St), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1942-01-08 John Peterson, American drummer the Beau Brummels), born in Rudyard, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • 1942-03-13 Dave Cutler, American software engineer, born in Lansing, Michigan
  • 1942-07-09 Paul B Henry, (Rep-R-Michigan, 1985- )
  • 1942-09-19 Freda Payne, American singer and actress, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1942-10-05 Richard Street, Rhythm and Blues musician (The Temptations), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1942-11-16 Donna McKechnie, actress, dancer (Company), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • 1943-02-05 Craig Morton, NFL quarterback (Dallas, Denver), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1943-03-27 Milton Robert Carr, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1975-81, 83-95), born in Janesville, Wisconsin
  • 1943-04-05 Max Gail, American actor (Barney Miller, Whiz Kids, DC Cab), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943-04-09 Terry Knight, rock producer and singer (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Lapeer, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • 1943-05-13 Mary Wells, singer (My Guy), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943-06-30 Florence Ballard, rocker (Supremes), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943-07-18 Calvin Peete, PGA golfer (1979 Greater Milwaukee Open), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943-07-20 Dennis Yost, vocalist (The Classics IV), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • 1943-07-27 Stu Gilliam, actor/comedian (Roll Out, Harris & Company), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943-08-02 Max Wright, American actor (Buffalo Bill, Alf, Misfits of Science), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943-09-02 Rosalind Ashford, rock vocalist (Martha Reeve & Vandellas), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1944-02-06 Georgeanna Tillman, US singer (the Marvelettes), born in Inkster, Michigan (d. 1980)
  • 1944-03-06 Mary Wilson, vocalist (Supremes-Where Did Our Love Go), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1944-03-26 Diana Ross, [Earle], (Supremes, Lady Sings Blues, Mahogany), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1944-07-12 Denise Nicholas, actress (Room 222, Baby I'm Back), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1944-07-20 Mel Daniels, professional basketball player (Hall of Fame 2012), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1944-08-24 Gregory Bruce Jarvis, astronaut (STS 25), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1944-08-24 Peter Hutton, American filmmaker, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1944-09-16 Betty Kelly, rocker (Martha Reeves & Vandellas), born in Detroit, Michigan

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