Michigan in History (Part 4)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 629

  • 1948-02-27 Eddie Gray, American rock guitarist (Tommy James & Shondells-Crystal Blue), born in Niles, Michigan
  • 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
  • 1948-04-19 Rick Miller, American baseball player, born in Grand Rapids, 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 [Thomas Cartmell], 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, American guitarist (Cat Scratch Fever, Damn Yankees) and right-wing gun advocate,, 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
  • 1949-05-06 David Leestma, American astronaut (STS 41-G, 28, 45), born in Muskegon, 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, American football safety, 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, American 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 golfer (3-time LPGA Tour winner), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • 1950-11-07 Alexa Canady, 1st African-American female neurosurgeon and educator, born in Lansing, Michigan
  • 1951-01-06 Kim Wilson, American musician (Fabulous Thunderbirds), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 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

  • 1951-06-04 Charles Dickinson, American author (Waltz in Marathon), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951-06-11 Mark D. Siljander, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan (1981-87), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951-07-07 Roz Ryan, actress (Amelia-Amen, Occupied), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951-07-14 Judi Brown, American 400m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984), born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • 1951-07-27 Janet Eilber, American 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
  • 1951-12-29 Laurel Massé, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Operator), born in Holland, Michigan
  • 1951-12-30 Nancy LaMott, American singer, born in Midland, Michigan (d. 1995)
  • 1952-01-12 Charles Faulkner, American motivational speaker & author, born in St. Clair Shores, Michigan
  • 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, American politician (Rep-D-Michigan 1993-2011), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1952-04-16 William Richard "Billy" West, American voice actor (Futurama), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1952-04-18 Jim Scholten, American country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad), born in Midland, Michigan
  • 1952-04-23 Narada Michael Walden, American rocker (Don't Want Nobody Else), born in Kalamazoo, 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
  • 1952-06-12 Spencer Abraham, American politician, 10th United States Secretary of Energy, born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • 1952-07-19 Robert A. Ficano, American politician and Sheriff of Wayne County, Michigan, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1952-09-13 Don Was [Don Edward Fagenson], American singer (Was (Not Was)), born in Detroit, 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, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan), born in St. Joseph, Michigan
  • 1953-05-26 Dan Roundfield, American basketball forward (3-time NBA All Star), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • 1953-07-03 Frank Tanana, American MLB pitcher (California Angels), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1953-07-09 Dave Camp, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan), born in Midland, Michigan
  • 1953-07-09 Thomas Ligotti, American author (Songs of a Dead Dreamer), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1953-08-11 Sanford Jensen, American actor (Foley Square), born in South Haven, Michigan
  • 1953-09-16 Earl Klugh, American jazz pianist and guitarist, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1953-10-13 Bill Schuette, American lawyer and politician (53rd Attorney General of Michigan), born in Midland, Michigan
  • 1953-10-30 Peter Hoekstra, Dutch-American (Rep-R-Michigan), born in Groningen, Netherlands
  • 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
  • 1954-02-02 Christie Brinkley, [Ex-Mrs Billy Joel], American model and actress (SI, Vacation), born in Monroe, 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
  • 1954-08-15 Mary Jo Salter, American poet and co-editor of The Norton Anthology of Poetry, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1954-08-27 Mike Kelley, Wayne, Michigan, artist (More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid), (d. 2012)
  • 1954-11-08 Ricky Lawson, American musician, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 1955-01-06 Sandra Bernhard, American actress (Follow That Bird, King of Comedy), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1955-01-09 J. K. Simmons, American actor (Whiplash), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • 1955-01-16 Jerry M. Linenger, American 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
  • 1955-04-01 Dan Pohl, American golfer (US Masters 1982 runner-up; 2 PGA Tour titles), born in Mt Pleasant, Michigan
  • 1955-06-06 Sandra Bernhard, American actress and comedian (King of Comedy, Nancy on Roseanne), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1955-09-19 Richard Burmer, American composer and musician, born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 2006)
  • 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
  • 1956-06-30 David Alan Grier, American actor and comedian (In Living Color, Boomerang), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1956-06-30 Ronald Winans, American gospel singer (Winans), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2005)
  • 1956-07-14 Bob Birch, American musician (Elton John), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • 1956-09-25 Jamie Hyneman, American visual effects technician (MythBusters), born in Marshall, Michigan
  • 1957-06-12 Timothy Busfield, American actor (30 Something, West Wing), born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • 1957-07-30 Clint Hurdle, American baseball player and manager, born in Big Rapids, Michigan
  • 1957-08-16 Laura Innes, American actress and director (ER, The Event), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • 1957-10-02 Gordie Roberts, American NHL defenceman (Stanley Cup 1991-92, Pittsburgh Penguins; first American to 1000 NHL games), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1958-02-16 John Morse, American golfer (US Open 1996 4th), born in Marshall, Michigan
  • 1958-06-22 Bruce Campbell, American actor/producer/director (Army of Darkness, Evil Dead II), born in Birmingham, Michigan

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