Michigan in History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 619

  • 1959-06-19 Mark DeBarge, American rock vocalist (DeBarge - Who's Johnny), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1959-07-09 Kevin Nash, American pro wrestler (WWF Triple Crown 1994; 21 x WWF, WCW, TNA awards; WWE Hall of Fame), born in Detroit, Michigan

Magic Johnson

1959-08-14 Earvin "Magic" Johnson, American Basketball Hall of Fame point guard, executive (5-time NBA champion, 3-time NBA Finals MVP, Olympic gold 1992), born in Lansing, Michigan

  • 1959-09-21 David Coulier, American actor (Joey Gladstone-Full House), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1959-11-30 Randy Gane, American keyboardist, born in Mount Clemens, Michigan
  • 1960-01-07 Tierre Turner, American actor (Waverly Wonders, Cop & the Kid), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1960-03-12 Courtney B Vance, actor (Hamburger Hill), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1960-04-20 Rodney Holman, American football tight end (Pro Bowl, All-Pro 1988–1990, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • 1960-11-03 Karch Kiraly, American indoor & beach volleyball player (3 x Olympic gold 1984, 88, 96), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • 1960-12-10 Paul Assenmacher, American MLB pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1961-02-05 Tim Meadows, American actor & comedian, born in Highland Park, Michigan
  • 1961-03-09 Rick Steiner [Robert Rechsteiner], American professional wrestler, born in Bay City, Michigan
  • 1961-06-04 (Eldra) "El" Debarge, American pop-rock keyboardist, and singer-songwriter (Debarge - "Rhythm of the Night"), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1961-07-04 Connie Paraskevin-Young, American sprint cyclist (Olymp-br-88, 92, 96), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1961-08-18 Bob Woodruff, American television journalist, born in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • 1961-10-10 Brian Lee Diemer, American steeplechase athlete (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1961-11-04 Edward Knight, American contemporary classical, jazz, and musical theater composer (Total Eclipse; Big Shoulders), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1961-12-24 Mary Barra, American CEO of General Motors (1st woman to head a global automotive company), born in Waterford, Michigan
  • 1962-01-19 Chris Sabo, American baseball 3rd baseman (3-time MLB All Star), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1962-02-22 Lenda Murray, American body builder (4X Ms Olympia), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1962-02-27 Grant Show, American actor (Jack Hanson-Melrose Place), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1962-08-22 James Debarge, American rock vocalist and keyboardist (Debarge - "Rhythm Of The Night"), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1962-08-29 Carl Banks, American NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, NY Giants), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1962-09-09 Aleta Rzepecki Sill, bowler (1983 WIBC single), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963-01-23 Gail O'Grady, American actress (Hitman, Nobody's Perfect, NYPD Blue), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963-03-03 Kelly Miller, NHL left wing (Washington Capitals), born in Detroit, Michigan

Jason Newsted

1963-03-04 Jason Newsted, American heavy-metal bassist (Metallica - "Nothing Else Matters"), born in Battle Creek, Michigan

  • 1963-06-11 Bruce Kimball, American diver (Olympic silver 1984), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1963-06-27 Johnny Benson Jr., American NASCAR driver, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1963-06-27 Stephen Peterson, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963-08-07 Marcus Lewis, American soul singer (Sing Me A Song), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • 1963-09-04 John Vanbiesbrouck, American NHL goalie (Team USA, Florida), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963-10-10 Mike Donnelly, American NHL left wing, 1986-98 (Los Angeles Kings, and 4 other teams), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963-11-08 Paul Butcher, American NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1964-03-03 Lisa Ann Poggi, American actress (Candyman; Loving), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1964-04-19 Scott Kamienicki, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Mount Clemens, Michigan
  • 1964-06-28 Susan Mascarin, American tennis player, born in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan
  • 1964-06-29 Pepper Johnson, American NFL linebacker (NY Giants, Cleveland Browns), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1964-07-04 Mark Whiting, American filmmaker and actor, born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1964-07-22 David Spade, American comedian and actor (SNL; Tommy Boy; Black Sheep; : Just Shoot Me!), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1964-10-08 (Priscilla) "CeCe" Winans (Love), American 23-time Dove and 12-time Grammy Award-winning gospel singer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1964-11-06 Kerry Conran, American filmmaker (Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1964-11-25 Wendy Wyland, American platform diver (Olympic bronze, 1984), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • 1964-12-30 Kris Tschetter, American golfer (US Open runner-up 1996), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1965-01-10 Butch Hartman, American animator (The Fairly OddParents; T.U.F.F. Puppy), born in Highland Park, Michigan
  • 1965-02-01 Sherilyn Fenn, American actress (2 Moon Junction, Twin Peaks), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1965-03-23 Wayne Presley, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1965-07-12 Robin Wilson, American rock singer (Gin Blossoms - "Hey Jealousy"; "Allison Road"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1965-09-05 Chris Gore, American filmmaker, born in Big Rapids, Michigan
  • 1965-09-09 Dan Majerle, American NBA guard (Miami Heat), born in Traverse City, Michigan
  • 1965-11-04 Wayne Static [Wells], American musician (Static-X), born in Muskegon, Michigan (d. 2014)
  • 1966-02-04 Barry Klein, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1966-02-27 Gregg Rainwater, American actor (Buck Cross-Young Riders), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1966-03-21 Al Iafrate, American NHL defenseman (799 career NHL games, 152 goals, 311 assists for 463 points), born in Dearborn, Michigan
  • 1966-04-29 John Vander Wal, American NLB outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1966-06-19 Brian Vander Ark, American singer-songwriter (The Verve Pipe), born in Holland, Michigan
  • 1966-07-31 Dean Cain, actor (Clark-Lois & Clark), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan
  • 1966-08-01 Darryl Hall, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders), born in Oscoda, Michigan
  • 1966-08-01 James St. James, American author and nightlife personality, born in Saginaw, Michigan
  • 1966-09-09 Kevin Hatcher, American NHL defenseman (Team USA, Dallas, Pitts), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1966-09-26 Francisco Andreu, American road cyclist (Olympic 4th 1988, 96), born in Dearborn, Michigan,
  • 1966-10-11 Shawn Chambers, American NHL defenseman (Team USA, NJ Devils), born in Sterling Heights, Michigan
  • 1966-10-18 Jerod Swallow, American ice skater (1997 Nationals), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1966-10-24 F. P. Santangelo, American baseball outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Livonia, Michigan
  • 1966-12-04 Suzanne Malveaux, American television news journalist, born in Lansing, Michigan
  • 1967-02-06 Anita Cochran, American country singer, born in South Lyon, Michigan
  • 1967-02-28 Jeff[rey] Pfaendtner, rower (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967-03-07 Randel "Randy" Guss, American musician and drummer (Toad the Wet Sprocket), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967-03-17 Chris Luongo, American NHL defenseman (NY Islanders), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967-04-11 Wendel Suckow, American luger (World C'ship gold men's singles 1993), born in Marquette, Michigan
  • 1967-04-12 Bobby Abrams, American football outside linebacker (NE Patriots), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967-05-15 John Smoltz, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (8 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1995; NL Cy Young Award 1996; Atlanta Braves), born in Warren, Michigan
  • 1967-07-27 Craig Wolanin, American NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • 1967-08-02 Aaron Krickstein, American tennis player (Tel Aviv 1983), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1967-09-09 B. J. Armstrong, American basketball guard (Charlotte Hornets), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967-09-19 Jim Abbott, American MLB pitcher (Olympic gold 1988; California Angels, NY Yankees), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1967-09-27 Jason Dungjen, pairs skater (with partner Kyoko Ina), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967-09-28 Jason Dungjen, American pairs skater (Olympics 1994), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967-12-21 Terry Mills, NBA forward (Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons), born in Romulus, Michigan
  • 1968-02-13 Matt Mieske, American baseball outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Midland, Michigan
  • 1968-02-27 Loy Vaught, American NBA forward (LA Clippers), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1968-04-24 Stacy Haiduk, American actress (Superboy - "Lana Lang"), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1968-06-12 Scott Aldred, American MLB pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1968-06-23 Kent Steffes, American beach volleyballer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1968-07-20 Jimmy Carson, American NHL center (6 NHL hat tricks before age 21), born in Southfield, Michigan
  • 1968-07-30 Terry Crews, American NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins) and actor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1968-08-18 John Coyle, American short track skater (Olympics 1994), born in West Bloomfield, Michigan
  • 1968-08-23 Scott Kowalkowski, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1968-11-13 Pat Hentgen, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1968-11-23 John O'Neill, American field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Detroit, Michigan

Todd Beamer

1968-11-24 Todd Beamer, American passenger and hero on United Airlines Flight 93, born in Flint, Michigan (d. 2001)

  • 1969-01-01 Verne Troyer, American actor (Mini-Me in Austin Powers movies), born in Sturgis, Michigan (d. 2018)
  • 1969-01-15 Adam Burt, American NHL defenseman, 1988-2001 (Hartford Whalers, and 3 other teams), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1969-01-25 Kina Cosper, American rock and R&B singer (Brownstown), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1969-02-27 Brad Vander Ark, American guitarist, singer-songwriter (The Verve Pipe), and actor, born in Holland, Michigan
  • 1969-03-27 Tom Beer, American NFL running back (Detroit Lions), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1969-06-24 Todd Lewis, American 10k runner, born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1969-09-06 Ben Finegold, American chess player, born in Detroit, Michigan

Kelly Robbins

1969-09-29 Kelly Robbins, American golfer (LPGA C'ship 1995), born in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

  • 1969-10-08 Jeremy Davies, American actor (Saving Private Ryan), born in Traverse city, Michigan

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