Miss Universe in History

Events in Film & TV

  • 1977-07-16 Janelle Commissiong, of Trinidad & Tobago crowned 26th Miss Universe
  • 1978-07-24 Margaret Gardiner, of South Africa, crowned 27th Miss Universe
  • 1979-07-19 Maritza Sayalero, 18, of Venezuela, crowned 28th Miss Universe
  • 1980-05-15 Shawn Weatherly of South Carolina crowned 29th Miss USA, goes on to win Miss Universe
  • 1980-07-07 Shawn Weatherly, of USA, crowned 29th Miss Universe
  • 1980-07-07 Jineane Ford of Arizona replaces Shawn Weatherly (Miss Universe) as the 29th Miss USA
  • 1981-07-20 Irene Sáez, of Venezuela, crowned 30th Miss Universe
  • 1982-07-26 Karen Dianne Baldwin, 18, of Canada, crowned 31st Miss Universe
  • 1983-07-11 Lorraine Elizabeth Downes, 19, of NZ, crowned 32nd Miss Universe
  • 1984-07-09 Yvonne Ryding of Sweden crowned 33rd Miss Universe
  • 1985-07-15 Deborah Carthy-Deu, of Puerto Rico, crowned 34th Miss Universe
  • 1986-07-21 Bárbara Palacios Teyde, 22, of Venezuela, crowned 35th Miss Universe
  • 1987-05-26 Cecilia Bolocco, 22, of Chile, crowned 36th Miss Universe
  • 1988-05-24 Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe
  • 1989-05-23 Angela Visser, 22, of Holland, crowned 38th Miss Universe
  • 1990-05-15 Mona Grudt, 19, of Norway, crowned 39th Miss Universe
  • 1991-05-17 Lupita Jones, 23, of Mexico, crowned 40th Miss Universe
  • 1992-05-09 Michelle McLean, 19, of Namibia, crowned 41st Miss Universe
  • 1993-05-21 Dayanara Torres, 18, of Puerto Rico, crowned 42nd Miss Universe
  • 1994-05-20 Sushmita Sen from India is crowned the 43rd Miss Universe at 18 years old
  • 1995-05-13 Chelsi Smith, 21, of USA, crowned 44th Miss Universe Shanna Lynn Moakler, (19-NY), replaces Chelsi Smith as Miss USA
  • 1996-05-05 Renette Cruz, Vancouver, wins Miss Canadian Universe
  • 1996-05-17 Venezuelan Alicia Machado, aged 18, crowned 45th Miss Universe
  • 1997-02-05 Brook Lee from Hawaii, crowned 46th Miss USA (en route to Miss Universe)
  • 1997-05-16 Brandi Sherwood (Idaho) replaces Brook Lee (Miss Universe) as Miss USA
  • 1997-05-16 Brook Mehealani Lee, 26, of US crowned 46th Miss Universe
  • 2013-11-09 María Gabriela Isler, a 25yo Venezuelan, is crowned Miss Universe 2013
  • 2015-01-25 Miss Colombia Paulina Vega is crowned Miss Universe 2014
  • 2019-12-08 South African Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss Universe in Atlanta

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1795-12-23 Philippe Vandermaelen, Flemish cartographer (Atlas Universel)
  • 1915-06-24 Fred Hoyle, cosmologist (proposed steady-state universe theory)
  • 1928-06-07 Reg Park, British bodybuilder (Mr Universe 1951, 58, 65), born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England (d. 2007)
  • 1934-08-20 Armi Kuusela, Finnish beauty queen (1st Miss Universe, 1952), born in Muhos, Finland
  • 1936-10-29 Akiko Kojima, Japanese model (Miss Universe 1959 - 1st Japanese and Asian woman to win the title), born in Tokyo
  • 1944-06-21 Corinna Tsopel, Greek actress (Man Called Horse) and Miss Universe 1964, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1949-10-13 Marisol Malaret, 1st Puerto Rican Miss Universe (1970), born in Utuado, Puerto Rico
  • 1954-06-22 Amparo Munoz, Spanish Miss Universe (1974), born in Malgra, Spain
  • 1961-02-08 Bruce Timm, TV Producer (DC Animated Universe)
  • 1961-12-13 Irene Sáez, Venezuelan beauty queen crowned Miss Universe 1981 and politician, born in Chacao, Miranda, Venezuela
  • 1963-12-09 Bárbara Palacios, Venezuelan TV host and Miss Universe (1986), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1964-06-12 Lorraine Downes, New Zealand beauty queen (Miss Universe 1983), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1966-10-18 Angela Visser, Neth, Miss Universe (1989)
  • 1971-01-08 Brook Lee, American actress & model (Miss Hawaii 1997, Miss USA 1997, Miss Universe 1997), born in Pearl City, Hawaii
  • 1972-03-30 Peggy Zlotkowski, Miss France-Universe (1989)
  • 1973-01-27 Margot Bourgeois, Miss Universe-3rd place (Trinidad & Tobago, 1997)
  • 1973-05-23 Verna Vasquez, Miss Universe-best swimsuit (Curacao, 1997)
  • 1974-02-15 Jodie McMullen, Miss Universe-Australia/Miss Congeniality (1996)
  • 1974-04-15 Marena Bencomo, Miss Universe-2nd place (Venezuela, 1997)
  • 1974-10-04 Claudia Elena Vasquez, Miss Universe-best costume (Colombia, 1997)
  • 1974-11-17 Abbygale Williamson Arenas, Miss Universe-Photogenic (Phil, 1997)
  • 1975-11-19 Sushmita Sen, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, Indian actress and model, crowned 43rd Miss Universe in 1994
  • 1976-01-29 Ilmira Shamsutdinova, Russian-Soviet model, born in Saratov, Russia
  • 1976-11-09 Laura Csortan, Miss Universe-Congeniality (Australia, 1997), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1976-11-22 Taryn Mansell, Aruba, Miss Universe-2nd place (1996)
  • 1976-12-06 Alicia Machado, Venezuelan-American actress, winner of Miss Universe 1996 and Donald Trump critic, born in Maracay, Venezuela
  • 1977-06-30 Lola Odusoga, Finland, Miss Universe-3rd place (1996)
  • 1981-11-11 Natalie Glebova, Miss Universe 2005
  • 1982-03-27 Kurara Chibana, Japanese beauty queen, first runner-up Miss Universe 2006, born in Naha, Japan
  • 1983-12-22 Jennifer Hawkins, Australian Miss Universe, born in Holmesville, Australia
  • 1984-05-08 Nadine Chandrawinata, 2006 Miss Universe Pageant (Indonesia)
  • 1985-09-08 Yendi Phillips, Jamaican beauty pageant contestant (Miss Jamaica Universe 2010), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1986-06-01 Dayana Mendoza, Miss Universe 2008
  • 1986-12-24 Riyo Mori, Japanese actress & model (Miss Universe 2007), born in Shizuoka, Japan
  • 1987-10-03 Zuleyka Rivera, Puerto Rican Miss Universe
  • 1993-09-18 Zozibini Tunzi, South African model and beauty queen, (Miss Universe 2019), born in Tsolo, South Africa

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 2000-05-09 Puerto Rican actress and former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres (25) weds singer-songwriter Marc Anthony (31) in Las Vegas, Nevada

LoveWedding of Interest

2009-02-14 Cricketer Martin Crowe (46) weds former Miss Universe Lorraine Downes (44) in an intimate ceremony

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe
  • 2011-02-16 Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupati (36) weds Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe (2000) Lara Dutta (32) at Bandra, Mumbai
  • 2020-01-20 American former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow (32) weds South African Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (24) in Cape Town, South Africa

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1798-12-19 Charles-Joseph Panckoucke, French publisher (Moniteur Universel), dies at 62
  • 1969-09-09 Katherine Singleton, actress/Miss Universe (1926), dies at 65
  • 1996-06-20 Hellevi Rombin Schine, Miss Universe (1955), dies in plane crash at 64
  • 2007-11-22 Reg Park, British bodybuilder (Mr Universe 1951, 58, 65), dies at 79