Michigan in History (Part 3)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 629

  • 1936-02-29 Jack R Lousma, Col USMC/astronaut (Skylab 3, STS-3), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1936-04-10 Bobby Smith, American R&B singer (The Spinners), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 1936-06-06 Levi Stubbs, American baritone singer (4 Tops-Same Old Song), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • 1936-06-14 Renaldo "Obie" Benson, American singer (The Four Tops), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2005)
  • 1936-07-04 Richard "Dick" Hyde, American trombonist and session musician (Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Madonna), born in Lansing, 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, American golfer (13 PGA Tour titles), born in Jackson, Michigan (d. 2011)
  • 1937-08-27 Alice Coltrane [née McLeod], American jazz musician (Journey in Satchidananda), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • 1937-12-11 Jim Harrison, American poet and novelist (Legends of the Fall), born in Grayling, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1938-01-08 Bob Eubanks, American DJ & television personality (Newlywed Game), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1938-03-23 Dave Pike, jazz vibraphone and marimba player, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1938-08-13 Dave "Baby" Cortez [Clowney], American pop keyboardist (The Happy Organ), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1938-09-20 Tom Tresh, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1962-63; AL Rookie of Year 1962; NY Yankees), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • 1938-10-15 Marv Johnson, American gospel and R&B singer (Move 2 mountains), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1993)
  • 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; PGA 18 Senior 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, American politician (Rep-D-Michigan), born in Detroit, 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, (3-time MLB All Star), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1939-07-18 Edward Gramlich, American economics professor (University of Michigan), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2007)
  • 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 Thomas McGuane, American writer (Colf Feet, Tom Horn, Missouri Breaks), born in Wyandotte, Michigan
  • 1939-12-11 Tom Hayden, American civil rights and antiwar activist and politician (Rep-D-Ca), born in Royal Oak, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1939-12-20 Kim Weston, American soul singer (It Takes Two), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1939-12-22 James Gurley, American musician, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1939-12-22 James Gurley, American guitar player (Big Brother and the Holding Company), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2009)
  • 1940-02-19 Smokey [William] Robinson, American R&B and soul singer-songwriter (The Miracles), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1940-07-19 Dennis Cole, American actor (Felony Squad, Brackens's World), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2009)

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, American singer (Martha Reeves & Vandellas-Dancing in St), born in Eufaula, Alabama
  • 1942-01-08 John Peterson, American drummer (the Beau Brummels), born in Rudyard, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • 1942-01-14 Dave Campbell, American baseball player, born in Manistee, Michigan
  • 1942-03-13 Dave Cutler, American software engineer, born in Lansing, Michigan
  • 1942-07-09 Paul B. Henry, American professor of political science and politician from the U.S. state of Michigan, born in Chicago, Illinois (d.1993)
  • 1942-09-16 Tom Wargo, American golfer (PGA Senior C'ship 1993, British Senior Open 1994), born in Marlette, Michigan
  • 1942-09-19 Freda Payne, American singer and actress, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1942-10-05 Richard Street, American R&B musician (The Temptations), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 1942-11-16 Donna McKechnie, American actress and dancer (Company), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • 1943-01-15 Mike Marshall, MLB pitcher (1974 Cy Young Award), born in Adrian, Michigan
  • 1943-02-05 Craig Morton, College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Cal; NFL: Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1943-02-09 Barbara Lewis, American singer (Hello Stranger), born in Salem, Michigan
  • 1943-02-13 Leo Frankowski, American sci-fi author (High Tech Knight, Flying Warlord), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • 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, American rock producer and singer (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Lapeer, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • 1943-05-13 Mary Wells, American singer (My Guy), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1992)
  • 1943-05-16 Dan Coats, American politician (Rep-R-IN, 1981-89, Sen-R-IN 1989-99, 2011-17, Director of National Intelligence 2017-19), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • 1943-06-30 Florence Ballard, American R&B singer (The Supremes), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1976)
  • 1943-07-18 Calvin Peete, American golfer (12 PGA Tour titles), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1943-07-20 Dennis Yost, vocalist (The Classics IV), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • 1943-07-27 Stu Gilliam, American actor and comedian (Roll Out, Harris & Company), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 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, American 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

Person of interestDiana Ross

1944-03-26 Diana Ross [Earle], American singer and actress (the Supremes, Lady Sings Blues, Mahogany), born in Detroit, Michigan

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
  • 1944-07-12 Denise Nicholas, American 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)
  • 1944-07-26 Micki J King, American springboard diver (Olympic gold 1972), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • 1944-08-24 Gregory Jarvis, American engineer and 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, American rocker (Martha Reeves & Vandellas), born in Attalla, Alabama
  • 1944-12-12 Rob Tyner [Robert Derminer], American hard rock musician (MC5), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1991)

Person of interestTom Selleck

1945-01-29 Tom Selleck, actor (Lance-Rockford Files, Magnum PI), born in Detroit, Michigan

Person of interestDonna Caponi

1945-01-29 Donna Caponi, American golfer (4-time LPGA major winner), born in Detroit, Michigan

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 1945-02-26 Mitch Ryder, American rocker (& Detroit Wheels-Devil With the Blue Dress), born in Hamtramck, Michigan
  • 1945-05-06 Bob Seger, American singer and songwriter (Old Time Rock and Roll, Hollywood Nights), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1945-05-12 "Little" Jayotis Washington, American cappella singer (The Persuasions), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1945-06-06 David Bonior, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1945-09-25 Reynold Henry Weidenaar, American video artist and composer, born in East Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1946-01-29 Bettye LaVette [Betty Jo Haskins], American soul singer (I've Got My Own Hell to Raise), born in Muskegon, Michigan
  • 1946-05-11 Robert Jarvik, American scientist and researcher (developed the Jarvik-7 artificial heart), born in Midland, Michigan
  • 1946-05-20 Craig Patrick, American NHL center and executive (USA Olympic gold 1980; GM Pittsburgh Penguins, Stanley Cup 1991-92, 2009), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1946-06-28 Gilda Radner, American comedian and actress (SNL, Haunted Honeymoon), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1989)
  • 1946-07-22 Paul Schrader, director (Blue Collar) and writer (Taxi Driver), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1946-10-26 Maureen Anderman, American actress (Once Upon a Family, Rupture Fatale), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1946-11-02 Tom Paciorek, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1981; Seattle Mariners), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1946-12-14 Joyce Vincent Wilson, American singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn), born in Detroit, Michigan

Person of interestMitt Romney

1947-03-12 Mitt Romney, 70th Republican Governor of Massachusetts and presidential candidate, born in Detroit, Michigan

Governor of Massachusetts and Senator Mitt Romney
Governor of Massachusetts and Senator
Mitt Romney
  • 1947-03-23 Terry Alexander, African-American actor (Day of the Dead, One Life to Live), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1947-03-28 John Landecker, American disk jockey, born in Michigan

Person of interestIggy Pop

1947-04-21 Iggy Pop [James Osterberg], American rocker (Zombie Birdhouse), born in Muskegon, Michigan

Rocker Iggy Pop
Rocker
Iggy Pop
  • 1947-07-11 Jeff Hanna, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1947-08-17 Francine Hughes Wilson, American domestic abuse victim "The Burning Bed" who changed pubic perceptions, born in Stockbridge, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • 1948-01-12 Kenny Allen, English footballer, born in Fenton, Michigan

Person of interestAlice Cooper

1948-02-04 Alice Cooper, [Vincent Furnier], rocker (School's Out), born in Detroit, Michigan

Rocker Alice Cooper
Rocker
Alice Cooper

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