Michigan in History (Part 3)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 434


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
  • 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
  • 1946-06-28 Gilda Radner, actress (SNL, Haunted Honeymoon), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 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
  • 1946-12-14 Joyce Vincent Wilson, 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

Politician Mitt Romney
Politician
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)

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
  • 1948-03-30 Jim Dandy Mangrum, American vocalist (Black Oak Arkansas), born in Benton Harbour, Michigan
  • 1948-04-12 Lois Reeves, American singer (Martha and the Vandellas), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1948-04-20 Craig Frost, American keyboardist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1948-04-30 Wayne Kramer, American guitarist (MC5, Dangerous Madness), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1948-05-16 Alto Reed, American saxophonist (Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1948-09-03 Don Brewer, American rock drummer (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1948-09-29 Mark Farner, American musician, songwriter and vocalist (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1948-10-16 Michael Tylo, American actor (Guiding Light, Blade-Young & Restless), born in Detroit, Michigan

Person of interestGlenn Frey

1948-11-06 Glenn Frey, American rock vocalist (Eagles-Take it Easy), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)

Rock Vocalist Glenn Frey
Rock Vocalist
Glenn Frey
  • 1948-12-13 Ted Nugent, guitarist (Cat Scratch Fever, Damn Yankees), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949-02-28 Arthur "T-Boy" Ross, American songwriter, brother of Diana, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1996)
  • 1949-03-30 Lene Lovich, English-American singer, songwriter and musician (Lucky Number), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949-05-18 Stuart Gannes, writer (Fortune), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949-07-16 Cyndy Garvey, wife of Steve Garvey, talk show host (AM LA), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949-08-26 John Baldwin, light middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1968), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949-10-27 Garry Tallent, American rocker (E Street Band), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1950-02-11 Clarence Ellis, NFLer, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1950-02-18 John Hughes, American film director (Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller), born in Lansing, Michigan (d. 2009)
  • 1950-03-27 Maria Ewing, American opera singer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1950-04-04 Christine Lahti, American actress (Harvey Korman Show, Swing Shift), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1950-05-01 Dann Florek, American actor (Law & Order), born in Flat Rock, Michigan

Person of interestStevie Wonder

1950-05-13 Stevie Wonder [Stevland Hardaway Morris], American singer-songwriter (You are the Sunshine of My Life), born in Saginaw, Michigan

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder
  • 1950-06-03 Suzi Quatro[cchio], singer (Stumblin')/actress (Happy Days), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1950-10-14 Sheila Young Ochowicz, speed skater (Olympic gold/sil-76), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1950-10-18 Merry Martin, actress (Leslie-Peter Loves Mary), born in Camden, Michigan
  • 1950-11-05 Debbie Massey, American LPGA golfer (1979 Wheeling Classic), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • 1950-11-07 Alexa Canady, Lansing Michigan, 1st African American female neurosurgeon and educator
  • 1951-02-02 Kim Zimmer, actress (Guiding Light, Doctors, One Life to Live), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1951-03-09 Michael Kinsley, American journalist and editor, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951-03-20 Tanya Boyd, actress (Celeste-Days of our Life), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951-04-08 Mel Schacher, American bassist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful), born in Owosso, Michigan

Person of interestSteven Seagal

1951-04-10 Steven Seagal, American actor (Above the Law, Hard to Kill), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1951-07-07 Roz Ryan, actress (Amelia-Amen, Occupied), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951-07-27 Janet Eilber, actress (Hard to Hold, Romantic Comedy), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951-08-21 Char Margolis, American psychic medium and Dutch TV star, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951-09-18 Ben Carson, American neurosurgeon, Republican politician and US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951-10-18 Pam Dawber, actress (Mindy-Mork & Mindy, My Sister Sam), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951-12-30 Nancy LaMott, American singer, born in Midland, Michigan (d. 1995)
  • 1952-02-10 Mike Varty, American NFL player, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1952-02-25 James A Barcia, (Rep-D-Michigan)
  • 1952-02-29 Bart Stupak, (Rep-D-Michigan)
  • 1952-04-16 William Richard "Billy" West, American voice actor (Futurama), born in Detroit, Michigan

Person of interestGeorge Gervin

1952-04-27 George Gervin, American basketball player, born in Detroit, Michigan

NBA Guard George Gervin
NBA Guard
George Gervin
  • 1952-05-14 Donald R McMonagle, Mjr USAF/astronaut (STS 39, 54, 66), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1952-05-15 David Brandon, American businessman (Toys "R" Us, Domino's Pizza), born in Dearborn, Michigan
  • 1952-11-25 Ernest Harden Jr, actor (Marcus-Jeffersons), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1952-11-28 S Epatha Merkerson, Saginaw Michigan, American actress (Jacob's Ladder, Terminator 2)
  • 1953-04-23 Fred Upton, (Rep-R-Michigan)
  • 1953-07-09 Dave Camp, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan), born in Midland, Michigan
  • 1953-08-11 Sanford Jensen, American actor (Foley Square), born in South Haven, Michigan
  • 1953-10-30 Peter Hoekstra, (Rep-R-Michigan)
  • 1953-11-27 Curtis Armstrong, American actor (Moonlighting, Revenge of the Nerds), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1953-12-06 Thomas Hulce, American actor (Amadeus, Equus, Echo Park), born in Detroit, Michigan,

Person of interestMichael Moore

1954-04-23 Michael Moore, American filmmaker (Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine, Sicko), born in Flint, Michigan

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore
Documentary Filmmaker
Michael Moore
  • 1954-05-01 Ray Parker Jr, rock guitarist/vocalist (Ghostbusters), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1954-08-27 Mike Kelley, Wayne, Michigan, artist (More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid), (d. 2012)
  • 1954-10-15 Kip Byrne, Canadian Tour golfer (Mich State Jr-1970-71), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1955-01-16 Jerry M Linenger, PhD/Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 81/84), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan
  • 1955-02-06 Eric Money, American NBA player, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1955-03-10 Bunny DeBarge, rocker (Debarge), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1955-06-06 Sandra Bernhard, American actress and comedian (King of Comedy, Nancy on Roseanne), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1955-11-22 Sue Novara-Reber, cyclist (1975 World sprint champ), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1955-12-31 Michigan J. Frog, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "One Froggy Evening"
  • 1956-03-09 Mark Dantonio, American football coach for Michigan State University, born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1956-03-14 Patrick Leonard, American songwriter, film composer and music producer (Madonna), born in Crystal Falls, Michigan
  • 1956-07-14 Bob Birch, American musician (Elton John), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • 1957-06-12 Timothy Busfield, American actor (30 Something, West Wing), born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • 1957-08-16 Laura Innes, American actress and director (ER, The Event), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • 1957-10-23 Sue Ertl, American LPGA golfer, born in Ionia, Michigan
  • 1958-06-06 Elaine Crosby, LPGA golfer (1989 Mazda Japan Classic), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1958-06-22 Bruce Campbell, American actor/producer/director (Army of Darkness, Evil Dead II), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1958-08-06 Randy DeBarge, rock vocalist/bassist (Debarge), born in Grand Rapids Michigan

Person of interestMadonna

1958-08-16 Madonna [Ciccone], American singer and actress (Like a Virgin), born in Bay City, Michigan

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • 1958-08-27 Stalking Cat [Dennis Avner], body modifier (world record holder in body modification), born in Flint, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • 1958-10-05 Brent W. Jett Jr, American naval officer and NASA astronaut (STS 72, sk:81), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • 1959-03-16 Michael J Bloomfield, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 86), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1959-03-28 Todd Curtis, American actor (Capitol, Skip-Young & Restless), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1959-06-19 Mark DeBarge, rock vocalist (DeBarge-Who's Johnny), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1959-06-29 Edward F Humenik, PGA golfer (1994 Kmart Greater-2nd), born in Detroit, Michigan

Person of interestMagic Johnson

1959-08-14 Earvin "Magic" Johnson, American NBA Forward (LA Lakers/Olympic gold 1992), born in Lansing, Michigan

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • 1959-08-28 Mary Murphy, American LPGA golfer (1990 US Women's Open-5th), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1959-09-21 David Coulier, actor (Joey Gladstone-Full House), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1960-01-07 Tierre Turner, American actor (Waverly Wonders, Cop & the Kid), born in Detroit Michigan
  • 1960-02-23 Cindy Figg-Currier, American golfer (1994 British Open-6th), born in Mount Pleasant, Michigan
  • 1960-03-12 Courtney B Vance, actor (Hamburger Hill), born in Detroit, Michigan

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