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Miss World in History

Events in Film & TV

  • 1959-11-10 Corinne Rottschaeffer of the Netherlands elected Miss World
  • 1962-11-09 Catharina Lodders of the Netherlands elected Miss World
  • 1963-11-07 Carole Joan Crawford, 20, wins Miss World
  • 1977-11-17 Miss World Contest - Miss UK wears $9,500 platinum bikini
  • 1980-10-18 Brooke Alexander, 18, of Hawaii, crowned Miss World USA
  • 1980-11-13 Gabriella Brum, 18, of West Germany crowned 30th Miss World; she resigns the next day because she wants to marry her 52 year old boyfriend
  • 1980-11-14 Kimberley Santos, 19 of Guam, crowned 30th Miss World
  • 1981-11-12 Pilin Leon of Venezuela, crowned 31st Miss World
  • 1982-11-18 Mariasela Alvarez of Dominican Republic, crowned 32nd Miss World
  • 1985-11-14 Holmfriour Karlsdottir of Iceland, 22, crowned 35th Miss World
  • 1986-11-13 Giselle Jeanne-Marie LaRonde of Trinidad, 23, crowned 36th Miss World
  • 1987-11-12 Ulla Weigerstorfer of Austria, 20, crowned 37th Miss World
  • 1988-11-17 Linda Petursdottir of Iceland, 18, crowned 38th Miss World
  • 1989-11-22 Aneta Kreglicka of Poland, 24, crowned 39th Miss World
  • 1990-11-08 Gina Marie Tolleson of USA, 21, crowned 40th Miss World
  • 1991-12-28 Ninibeth Beatriz Leal Jiminez, 20, of Venez, crowned 41st Miss World
  • 1992-07-18 Sharon Belden, of Florida, 25, crowned Miss World USA
  • 1992-12-12 Julia Kurotchkina, 18, of Russia, crowned 42nd Miss World
  • 1993-11-27 Lisa Hanna, 18, of Jamaica, crowned 43rd Miss World

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994-11-19 Aishwarya Rai, 21, of India, crowned 44th Miss World

Actress Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
  • 1995-11-18 Jacqueline Aguilera Marcano (19), of Venezuela, crowned 45th Miss World
  • 1996-11-23 Irene Skliva, 18, of Greece, crowned 46th Miss World
  • 2002-11-22 In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest
  • 2019-12-14 Miss World won by Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh in London. First time all five major beauty titles held by black women.

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1954-05-21 Marina Langner, German beauty queen, Miss World runner-up (1975), born in Dusseldorf, Germany

Person of interestAishwarya Rai

1973-11-01 Aishwarya Rai, Indian actress and beauty queen (Miss World 1994), born in Mangaluru, India

Actress Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
  • 1978-04-04 Irene Skliva, Greek model (Miss World 1996), born in Athens, Greece
  • 1979-04-11 Nazanin Afshin-Jam, Canadian human rights activist, Miss World Canada, born in Tehran, Iran

Person of interestPriyanka Chopra

1982-07-18 Priyanka Chopra, Indian actress, singer and beauty queen (Miss World, 2000), born in Jamshedpur, India

Actress and Model Priyanka Chopra
Actress and Model
Priyanka Chopra
  • 1984-05-25 Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir, Icelandic actress and beauty queen who won 2005 Miss World, born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 1984-07-10 Maria Julia Mantilla Garcia, Miss World 2004
  • 1987-07-07 Lena Ma, Miss World Canada 4th runner-up, born in Jinan, China

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1994-08-13 Former "Growing Pains" patriarch actor Alan Thicke (48) weds former Miss World Gina Marie Tolleson (25) at his rolling Santa Barbara ranch

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 2010-01-14 Petra Schürmann, German model and TV announcer, Miss World 1956 (b. 1935)