Milwaukee in History

Historical Events

  • 1846-01-31 After the Milwaukee Bridge War, Juneautown and Kilbourntown unified as the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1883-01-10 Fire at uninsured Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin kills 71. General Tom Thumb of P. T. Barnum fame, escapes unhurt
  • 1883-02-10 Fire at un-insured New Hall Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, kills 71
  • 1886-05-05 The Bay View Tragedy occurs, as militia fires upon a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin killing seven.
  • 1900-01-29 American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee and Minneapolis
  • 1900-03-08 NL decides to go with 8 teams They exclude Baltimore, Cleveland, Louisville & Washington (in 1953 Boston Braves move to Milwaukee)
  • 1901-12-03 At the MLB meeting, the Milwaukee Brewers franchise is officially dropped from the American League and replaced by the St. Louis Browns
  • 1903-09-11 The first race at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.
  • 1910-11-08 For the first time since 1894, the US elects a Democratic Congress, including the first socialist ever to sit in Congress, Victor L Berger of Milwaukee
  • 1912-10-14 Bull Moose Teddy Roosevelt shot while campaigning in Milwaukee
  • 1917-11-24 Nine police officers and one civilian are killed when a bomb explodes at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin police headquarters building.
  • 1933-08-13 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Blue Mound CC: Gene Sarazen defeats Willie Goggin, 5 & 4 for 3rd of his 3 PGA C'ship titles; 6th of his 7 majors

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1933-10-01 New York Giants make no 1st downs, but still beat the Green Bay Packers, 10-7 in a week 3 NFL matchup at Borchert Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

American Football Player Mel Hein
American Football Player
Mel Hein
  • 1952-09-15 Braves last game in Boston's Braves Field before move to Milwaukee
  • 1953-03-03 Boston Braves, who own Milwaukee minor league franchise, block St Louis Browns attempt to shift their franchise to Milwaukee
  • 1953-03-18 Boston Braves move to Milwaukee

  • 1953-03-18 NL approves Boston Braves move to Milwaukee (1st shift since 1903)
  • 1953-04-13 1st game of Milwaukee Braves, they beat Cincinnati Reds 2-0
  • 1953-09-12 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant earlier than any other team, defeating Milwaukee Braves 105-49

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1954-04-13 Milwaukee Braves' Hank Aaron's 1st game

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 1954-06-12 Milwaukee Braves spot starting pitcher Jim Wilson throws first no-hitter in history of County Stadium when he blanks Philadelphia Phillies, 2-0
  • 1954-07-31 Milwaukee first baseman Joe Adcock becomes only the 3rd player in 20th century to hit 4 HRs in 9-inning game (Lou Gehrig & Gil Hodges); 15-7 Braves' win over Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field; MLB record 18 total bases
  • 1954-10-27 WISN TV channel 12 in Milwaukee, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954-12-02 Milwaukee Hawks shooting guard Frank Selvey sets then NBA record of 24 of 26 free throws as he scores 42 points in 117-108 win over the Minneapolis Lakers at Milwaukee Arena
  • 1956-05-21 WITI TV channel 6 in Milwaukee, WI (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957-01-26 Joseph F Cairnes succeeds Lou Perini as President of Milwaukee Braves
  • 1957-09-02 Milwaukee 1st baseman Frank Torre scores 6 runs to tie the MLB record; Braves rout Chicago Cubs 23-10
  • 1957-09-03 Milwaukee Braves pitcher Warren Spahn sets an NL record for a left-hander with 41st shut-out; beats Cubs, 8-0
  • 1957-09-23 Milwaukee Braves clinch NL pennant by beating Cards 4-2
  • 1957-10-02 New York Yankees appear in their 25th Baseball World Series; beat Milwaukee Braves, 3-1 in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium; lose series, 4-3
  • 1957-10-10 Milwaukee Braves beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 54th World Series
  • 1957-10-28 WMVS TV channel 10 in Milwaukee, WI (PBS) begins broadcasting

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

1958-01-21 8th NBA All-Star Game, Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Mo: East beats West, 130-118; MVP: Bob Pettit, Milwaukee Hawks, C

NBA Forward Bob Pettit
NBA Forward
Bob Pettit
  • 1959-07-01 WVTV TV channel 18 in Milwaukee, WI (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1959-08-02 Milwaukee Braves outfielder Bill Bruton hits 3 triples in 11-5 win v Cardinals, 2 of them bases loaded, first time in 20th Centiury
  • 1959-09-26 Milwaukee Braves Warren Spahn becomes winningest NL lefty

  • 1960-05-20 Baseball game in Milwaukee postponed due to dense fog
  • 1961-06-08 Milwaukee sets record of 4 consecutive HRs (Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock & Frank Thomas)
  • 1962-07-26 Milwaukee Brave Warren Spahn sets HR record of 31 by a pitcher
  • 1963-04-07 Public stock offering of 115,000 shares in Milwaukee Braves withdrawn after only 13,000 shares are sold to 1,600 new investors
  • 1964-10-21 Braves ask NL to allow them to leave Milwaukee for Atlanta
  • 1964-11-07 NL keeps Braves in Milwaukee in 1965, may move to Atlanta in 1966
  • 1965-02-03 Braves offer Milwaukee $500,000 to terminate their lease a year earlier, the proposal is turned down
  • 1965-02-11 Braves propose to pay 5 cents from each ticket to bring a new team to Milwaukee
  • 1965-07-30 Milwaukee manager Bobby Bragan says his pitchers threw 75 to 80 spitballs in a 9-2 loss to the Giants
  • 1966-01-27 Wisconsin State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W Roller rules either the Braves stay in Milwaukee or NL must promise Wisconsin an expansion team for 1966
  • 1966-04-24 Atlanta Braves win NL-record 18 straight home games (17 in Milwaukee)
  • 1967-07-30 Race riot in Milwaukee (4 killed)
  • 1967-10-30 Arthur Allyn says White Sox will play 9 games in Milwaukee in 1968
  • 1968-01-22 NBA announces expansion franchise licences awarded to Milwaukee (Bucks) and Phoenix (Suns)
  • 1968-05-15 1st AL game played in Milwaukee, is a 4-2 California win against Chicago
  • 1969-10-02 Seattle Pilots' last game in Seattle; crash to 98th season loss, 3-1 to Oakland in front of just 5,473; move to Milwaukee as the Brewers next season
  • 1970-03-31 Federal bankruptcy court allows Seattle Pilots to be sold to Milwaukee
  • 1970-04-01 Federal Bankruptcy Referee Sidney Volinn declares MLB's Seattle Pilots bankrupt; car dealer Bud Selig buys franchise for $10.8 million and moves club to Milwaukee (Brewers)
  • 1971-04-30 25th NBA Championship: Milwaukee beat Balt Bullets in 4 games
  • 1974-05-12 28th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Milwaukee, 4 games to 3
  • 1974-07-07 Milwaukee's Don Money sets MLB record for consecutive errorless games at 3rd base (78) in Brewers 8-5 win v Twins
  • 1975-04-11 Hank Aaron returns to County Stadium as a Milwaukee player after his off-season trade from the Atlanta Braves; Brewers beat Cleveland Indians, 6-2
  • 1975-06-12 Hank Aaron smacks his first home run in Milwaukee since 1965 as his new team, the Brewers beat Oakland A's, 9-7
  • 1975-07-06 Art Wall Jr. at 51 years, 7 months, 10 days becomes the second oldest to win a PGA Tour event, beating Gary McCord by 1 at the Greater Milwaukee Open (oldest Sam Snead)
  • 1975-07-15 46th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-3 at County Stadium, Milwaukee
  • 1976-01-24 Cleveland Cavaliers biggest margin victory-43 pts (beat Milwaukee 132-89)

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

1977-02-13 27th NBA All-Star Game, MECCA Arena, Milwaukee, Wi: West beats East, 125-124; MVP: Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers, F

NBA Legend Julius Erving
NBA Legend
Julius Erving
  • 1978-06-20 1st 6 teams of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL) granted-Iowa, NJ, Milwaukee, Chicago, Minnesota & Dayton
  • 1978-12-09 1st game of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL), Chicago Hustle vs Milwaukee Does
  • 1980-04-12 Milwaukee beats Boston Red Sox, 18-1 (Cooper & Money hit grand slams)
  • 1981-01-18 Punk singer Wendy O. Williams arrested in Milwaukee for on-stage obscenity (later cleared)
  • 1982-03-06 NBA highest scoring game: San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 (3 OT)
  • 1982-10-03 Centre fielder Robin Yount homers twice as Milwaukee whips Baltimore, 10-2 at Memorial Stadium to win the Brewers only AL East Championship
  • 1982-10-12 Milwaukee Brewer Paul Molitor gets World series record 5 hits
  • 1982-11-03 Pitcher Pete Vuckovich becomes Milwaukee Brewers' second consecutive American League Cy Young Award winner; edges Jim Palmer of the Baltimore Orioles; Vuckovich, 18-6 with 105 strikeouts and 3.34 ERA
  • 1983-02-18 Indiana Pacers lose, 121-94 in Milwaukee; begin a 28 NBA game losing streak on the road
  • 1983-07-24 Sonya Robinson, (Milwaukee), 23, crowned 16th Miss Black America
  • 1984-08-08 Milwaukee 10-game losing streak ends
  • 1985-09-06 Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9 crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31.
  • 1987-01-08 Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1987-08-30 Kirby Puckett goes 6-for-6 with 2 HRs in Minn 10-6 win over Milwaukee

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • 1987-11-22 Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) ends his NBA free throw streak of 51 games
  • 1988-10-01 Bradley Center in Milwaukee opens with an exhibition hockey game between Chicago Blackhawks and Edmonton Oilers; construction cost $90 million; closed 2018
  • 1989-01-11 Denver Nuggets' rookie Jerome Lane misses 7 free throws in a game against Milwaukee, one missed by 2 feet

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1993-01-08 Michael Jordan's game-high 35 points leads Chicago to 120-95 win over Milwaukee; gives him exactly 20,000 points in 620th game of his NBA career; 2nd-fastest to reach milestone after Wilt Chamberlain (499)

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

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1993-06-27 Don Henley booed in Milwaukee when he dedicates the song "It's Not Easy Being Green" to President Clinton

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 1997-07-21 NY Yank Mike Whiton held in Milwaukee on charges of sexual assault

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1998-01-07 Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal blocks 3 shots in a 114-102 win over Milwaukee to bring his career total to 1,002

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal
  • 1998-03-31 Milwaukee becomes first team since the inception of the American League in 1901 to switch MLB leagues; Brewers lose first NL game, 2-1 to the Braves in Atlanta
  • 1999-01-02 A brutal snowstorm smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago, where temperatures plunge to -13°F (-25°C); 68 deaths are reported.
  • 2001-05-04 The Milwaukee Art Museum addition, the first Santiago Calatrava-designed structure in the United States, opens to the public.
  • 2002-07-09 73rd All Star Baseball Game: 7-7 tie when both teams ran out of available pitchers at Miller Park, Milwaukee
  • 2015-11-10 Fourth Republican presidential candidates debate, sponsored by "The Wall Street Journal", held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 2016-02-11 Sixth Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast on CNN and PBS, and held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Famous Birthdays

  • 1857-10-04 Henry Schoenfeld, American composer, born in Milwaukee (d. 1936)
  • 1864-12-13 Emil Seidel, German-American politician (36th Mayor of Milwaukee), born in Ashland, Pennsylvania (d. 1947)
  • 1880-11-20 George McBride, American MLB shortstop and manager (AL fielding leader 1912-15), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1973)
  • 1881-03-12 Daniel Webster Hoan, Wisc (Mayor-Socialist-Milwaukee)
  • 1885-09-11 Herbert Stothart, American composer, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1949)
  • 1890-08-22 Floyd Henri Allport, American psychologist and sociologist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1979)
  • 1893-08-12 Alfred Lunt, American Broadway actor (The Guardsman, Sally of the Sawdust), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1977)
  • 1899-11-11 Pat O'Brien, American actor (Knute Rockne, Angels with Dirty Faces), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1983)

Person of interestSpencer Tracy

1900-04-05 Spencer Tracy, American actor (Woman of the Year, Adam's Rib), born in Milwaukee (d. 1967)

  • 1900-06-15 Otto Luening, German American conductor, composer and electronic music pioneer (Sonority Canon), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1996)
  • 1901-05-01 Heinz Roemheld, American film composer (Yankee Doodle Dandy; Ruby Gentry), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1985)
  • 1902-02-14 Ray "Crash" Corrigan, American actor (Crash Corrigan's Ranch), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1976)
  • 1902-05-22 Al Simmons, American baseball outfielder (A's), lifetime batting avg of .334, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1956)
  • 1902-10-31 Eduard Franz, American actor (Zorro), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1983)
  • 1904-02-16 George F Kennan, US ambassador (to Moscow), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1908-03-13 Walter Annenberg, American publisher (Triangle-TV Guide) and philanthropist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2002)
  • 1909-04-01 Abner Biberman, American director and actor (His Girl Friday, The Leopard Man), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1977)
  • 1910-12-24 Mitchell Ayres, American orchestra leader (Hollywood Palace), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1911-06-07 Brooks Stevens, American automotive designer (1949 Hydra-Glide Harley; 1963 Jeep Wagoneer), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1995)
  • 1911-10-02 Jack Finney, American sci-fi and thriller author (The Body Snatchers, Time and Again), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1995)
  • 1912-05-24 Joseph Anthony [Deuster], American playwright, actor, and director (Matchmaker, Tomorrow), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1993)
  • 1912-06-05 Dean Amadon, American ornithologist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • 1913-04-18 Kent Kennan, American composer, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • 1913-04-20 Dick Wessel, American actor (Dick Tracy vs Cueball, Beware of Blondie), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1965)
  • 1913-05-16 Woody Herman, American jazz clarinetist and composer (Thundering Herds), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1987)
  • 1913-06-10 Wilbur J. Cohen, American pioneer of social security, worked on the New Deal, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1914-02-09 Ralph Herman, orchestra leader (Circus Time), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1914-02-18 Pee Wee King, country vocalist (Pee Wee King Song), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1916-01-31 Frank Parker, American tennis player (4-time Grand Slam winner), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1997)
  • 1921-04-23 Warren Spahn, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (17 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1957; Cy Young Award 1957; 8 × NL wins leader; Boston/Milwaukee Braves), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1922-05-06 Pat Harder, American NFL fullback (Cardinals, Lions), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1992)
  • 1925-08-07 Felice Bryant, American musician (Bye Bye Love), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • 1926-04-22 Charlotte Rae, American character actress, comedian, singer and dancer (Edna-Facts of Life), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2018)
  • 1927-02-26 Donald Gramm, bass-baritone, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1927-03-23 John Logan, Endicott, NY, MLB shortstop (Boston and Milwaukee Braves), (d. 2013)
  • 1927-10-30 Joe Adcock, American baseball utility, manager (Milwaukee Braves; 2-time MLB All Star), born in Coushatta, Louisiana (d. 1999)
  • 1928-07-14 Nancy Olson, American actress (Absent-Minded Professor, Pollyanna), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1930-01-12 Glenn Yarborough, American folk singer & guitarist (Limeliters-Honey & Wine, Jubilee), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2016)
  • 1930-11-23 Robert Easton [Burke], American actor referred to as "The Man of a Thousand Voices" (Someone Up There Likes Me), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2011)
  • 1931-08-10 Tom Laughlin, American actor and director (Billy Jack), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2013)
  • 1931-10-13 Eddie Mathews, American hall of fame third baseman (Milwaukee Brave) who hit 512 home runs, born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 2001)

Person of interestGene Wilder

1933-06-11 Gene Wilder [Jerome Silberman], American actor ( Blazing Saddles, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2016)

  • 1935-01-26 Bob Uecker, catcher/actor (Mr Belvedere), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1935-04-23 Bunky Green, American jazz musician, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1935-05-08 Salome Jens, actress (From Here to Eternity), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1935-05-22 Ron Piché, Quebec baseball player (Milwaukee Braves), born in Verdun, Quebec, Canada (d. 2011)
  • 1935-09-28 Bruce Crampton, Australian golfer (14 PGA Tour wins), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1936-02-12 Paul Shenar, American actor (Carrington-Roots), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1936-05-12 Tom Snyder, American newscaster (The Tomorow Show, NBC Weekend News), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2007)
  • 1936-10-12 Tony Kubek, shortstop (NY Yankees) and sportscaster (NBC-TV, Madison Square Garden), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1938-01-10 Donald Knuth, American mathematician & computer scientist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1938-10-29 Peter Stampfel, American musician and songwriter (The Holy Modal Rounders), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Person of interestOscar Robertson

1938-11-24 Oscar Robertson [The Big O], NBA guard (Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Olympic gold 1960), born in Charlotte, Tennessee

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson
  • 1940-03-12 Al Jarreau, American jazz singer (Moonlighting), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2017)
  • 1940-04-23 Michael Copps, Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1940-08-23 Thomas A. Steitz, American Biochemist (2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for ribosome discoveries), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2018)
  • 1942-01-12 Bernardine Dohrn, former leader of the Weather Underground, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1942-05-05 Marc Alaimo, American actor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1943-07-18 Calvin Peete, American golfer (12 PGA Tour titles), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1943-09-03 Dave Eichelberger, American golfer (US Senior Open 1999), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1943-10-05 Steve Miller, American rocker (Abracadabra, Space Cowboy), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1944-04-05 Ann Maxwell, American sci-fi author (Jaws of Menx), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1947-01-12 Tom Dempsey, American NFL kicker (Pro Bowl, First-team All-Pro 1969; New Orleans Saints; longest winning field goal, 63 yards), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2020)
  • 1947-05-28 Leland Sklar, American bass guitarist and session musician (James Taylor, Crosby, Stills & Nash), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1947-10-16 David Zucker, American director (Airplane, Naked Gun, Top Secret), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1947-10-30 Chris Komar, American dancer, born in Milwaukee (d. 1996)
  • 1947-10-31 Deidre Hall, American actress (Days of our Lives, Our House), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1949-02-01 Jim Thorpe, American golfer (The Tradition 2002, 3 PGA Tour titles), born in Roxboro, North Carolina
  • 1949-02-21 Jerry Harrison, rock keyboardist (Talking Heads), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1950-03-11 Jerry Zucker, American director (Airplane, Naked Gun), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1950-08-21 Arthur Bremer, American criminal who shot George Wallace in May 1972 leaving him paralyzed, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1950-10-25 John Matuszak, American NFL defensive end (Oak Raider) and actor (The Goonies), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1989)
  • 1953-10-31 John Lucas, NBA guard (Houston, Golden State, Milwaukee), born in Durham, North Carolina
  • 1955-12-21 Jane Kaczmarek, American actress, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1956-10-19 Bruce Weber, American Basketball Coach, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1959-03-09 Kato Kaelin, American actor (Beach Fever), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Person of interestJeffrey Dahmer

1960-05-21 Jeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer (Milwaukee Cannibal), born in West Allis, Wisconsin (d. 1994)

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • 1960-08-28 Leroy Chiao, Taiwanese-American engineer and astronaut (STS 65, 72, sk: 92), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1961-06-28 Jay Schroeder, NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins, LA Raiders), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1962-06-25 Dan Turk, American footballer, NFL center (Washington Redskins), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2000)
  • 1962-11-03 Phil Katz, American computer programmer (Zip file format), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2000)
  • 1962-12-27 Timothy Hacker, 10k runner, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1963-04-08 Terry Porter, American basketball point guard and coach (Portland Trail Blazers; Minnesota Timberwolves; NBA All Star 1991, 93), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1964-08-07 Michael Weishan, American TV host, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1965-02-13 Kenny Harrison, US triple jumper, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1965-10-15 Daniel Held, American 10k runner, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1966-06-17 Clare Look-Jaeger, high jumper, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1966-08-18 Steve Avery, American football running back (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1967-06-25 Brian Wanek, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1968-11-25 Jory Husain, actor (Jawaharial-Head of the Class), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1969-12-18 Joe Randa, infielder (KC Royals), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1970-01-29 Heather Graham, American actress (Drugstore Cowboy, Diggstown), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1970-03-06 Amy Pietz, actress (Annie-Caroline In the City), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1970-06-30 Mark Grudzielanek, American MLB infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1970-10-15 Eric Benét, American singer and songwriter (Love Don't Love Me), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1971-03-30 Mari Holden, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1972-10-08 Dede Demet, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1973-01-03 Dan Harmon, American voice actor, producer and writer (Rick and Morty, Community), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1973-01-12 Greg Morton, American actor (Scarecrow & Mrs King), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1976-12-01 Konerak Sinthasomphone, Jeffrey Dahmer's victim, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Famous Weddings

  • 1884-05-01 "Poems of Passion" author Ella Wheeler Wilcox (33) weds Robert M. Wilcox in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

LoveWedding of Interest

1911-04-11 Actress Mae West (17) weds fellow vaudevillian Frank Wallace (21) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West

LoveWedding of Interest

1996-06-23 Five-time Olympic speed skater gold medalist Bonnie Blair (32) weds four-time Olympian Dave Cruikshank (27) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Speed Skater Bonnie Blair
Speed Skater
Bonnie Blair

Famous Deaths

  • 1947-06-24 Emil Seidel, German-American politician (36th Mayor of Milwaukee), dies at 82
  • 1954-06-28 Red deer, in Milwaukee Zoo, oldest known deer, dies at 26

Person of interestJeffrey Dahmer

1994-11-28 Jeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer (Milwaukee Cannibal), killed in prison at 34

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • 1999-05-03 Joe Adcock, American baseball utility, manager (Milwaukee Braves; 2-time MLB All Star), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 71
  • 2001-02-18 Eddie Mathews, American hall of fame third baseman (Milwaukee Brave) who hit 512 home runs, dies at 69
  • 2003-11-24 Warren Spahn, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (17 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1957; Cy Young Award 1957; 8 × NL wins leader; Boston/Milwaukee Braves), dies at 82
  • 2011-02-03 Ron Piché, Quebec baseball player (Milwaukee Braves), dies at 75