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Detroit, MI

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.detroit.mi.us/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.detroitchamber.com/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.visitdetroit.com/

Population:
951270 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1701

County:
Wayne County

Founded 1701 by Antoine Cadillac.

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Detroit Free Press
The Detroit News

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Miller High School, Detroit, MI
1933
Cass Technical High School, Detroit, MI
1907
College for Creative Studies
1906
Marygrove College
1905
Detroit Institute of Technology
1891
University of Detroit Mercy
1878
Wayne State University
1868

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
2006
Detroit Institute of Arts
1885

AQUARIUM

AquariumFounded
Belle Isle Aquarium
1904

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
1914

OPERA

OperaFounded
Michigan Opera Theatre
 

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Covisint
2000
Detroit Investment Fund
1996
American Axle & Manufacturing
1994
Compuware
1973
Little Caesar's
1959
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn
1948
Dykema Gossett
1926
GMAC
1919
Chevrolet
1911
General Motors
1908
Buick
1903
DTE Energy
1903
Burroughs
1886
Dickinson Wright
1878
Comerica
1849

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Terence E. Adderley
Business
1-Sep-1933   Chairman of Kelly Services
Nelson Algren
Author
28-Mar-1909 9-May-1981 The Man with the Golden Arm
George Allen
Football
29-Apr-1918 31-Dec-1990 The Future is Now
Dennis Archer
Politician
1-Jan-1942   Mayor of Detroit, 1994-2001
George Argyros
Business
4-Feb-1937   Billionaire
C. Michael Armstrong
Business
18-Oct-1938   CEO of Comcast, 2002-04
Curtis Armstrong
Actor
27-Nov-1953   Revenge of the Nerds
William Bagley
Educator
15-Mar-1874 1-Jul-1946 Opponent of Dewey's progressive education
Florence Ballard
Singer
30-Jun-1943 22-Feb-1976 The Supremes
Hank Ballard
Singer
18-Nov-1927 2-Mar-2003 The Twist
Steve Ballmer
Business
24-Mar-1956   CEO of Microsoft
Hans W. Becherer
Business
1935   CEO of Deere, 1989-2000
Kristen Bell
Actor
18-Jul-1980   Veronica Mars
Jerome Bettis
Football
16-Feb-1972   The Bus
Bruce Bialosky
Business
?   Accountant, GOP activist
Mike Binder
Actor
2-Jun-1958   The Upside of Anger
Christopher J. Birosak
Business
c. 1957   Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity
Bizarre
Musician
5-Jul-1976   Girl chill out that shit came from my soul
Earl Blaik
Football
15-Feb-1897 6-May-1989 Head Coach at Army, 1941-58
James J. Blanchard
Politician
8-Aug-1942   Governor of Michigan, 1983-91
William Boeing
Business
1-Oct-1881 28-Sep-1956 Founder of Boeing, United Airlines
Ivan Boesky
Business
6-Mar-1937   Investment banker did insider trades
Mary Boland
Actor
28-Jan-1880 23-Jun-1965 Ruggles of Red Gap
Suzanne Bonamici
Politician
14-Oct-1954   Congresswoman, Oregon 1st
David Bonior
Politician
6-Jun-1945   Congressman from Michigan, 1977-2003
Sonny Bono
Singer
16-Feb-1935 5-Jan-1998 Moustached half of Sonny and Cher
Lizzie Borden
Film Director
3-Feb-1958   Born in Flames
Christie Brinkley
Model
2-Feb-1954   Supermodel
Jesse Brown
Government
27-Mar-1944 15-Aug-2002 US Secretary of Veteran's Affairs, 1993-97
Jerry Bruckheimer
Film/TV Producer
21-Sep-1945   Bombastic Movie Producer
Avery Brundage
Sports Figure
28-Sep-1887 8-May-1975 International Olympic Committee Chair, 1952-72
Alexander J. Brunett
Religion
17-Jan-1934   Catholic Archbishop of Seattle, 1997-2010
Bugz
Rapper
5-Jan-1978 21-May-1999 Young rapper was original D12 member
Ralph Bunche
Diplomat
4-Aug-1904 9-Dec-1971 UN Mediator in Palestine 1948
Walter Burkemo
Golf
9-Oct-1918 8-Oct-1986 Winner, 1953 PGA Championship
Ellen Burstyn
Actor
7-Dec-1932   Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Donald Byrd
Jazz Musician
9-Dec-1932 4-Feb-2013 Hard bop trumpeter
Katharine Byron
Politician
25-Oct-1903 28-Dec-1976 Congresswoman from Maryland, 1941-43
Benjamin S. Carson
Doctor
18-Sep-1951   Pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins
Sharon Case
Actor
9-Feb-1971   The Young and the Restless
Seymour Cassel
Actor
22-Jan-1935   Faces
Jerome P. Cavanagh
Politician
16-Jun-1928 27-Nov-1979 Mayor of Detroit, 1962-70
Michael F. Cavanagh
Judge
21-Oct-1940   Justice, Michigan Supreme Court
Bob Chester
Musician
20-Mar-1904 1977 Big band leader, Sunburst
Hansen Clarke
Politician
3-Mar-1957   Congressman, Michigan 13th
Art Clokey
Cartoonist
12-Oct-1921 8-Jan-2010 Creator of Gumby
Frederick Coffin
Actor
16-Jan-1943 31-Jul-2003 Character actor
Dennis Cole
Actor
19-Jul-1940 15-Nov-2009 Beefcake model turned actor
Pat Collins
TV Personality
7-May-1935 31-May-1997 The Hip Hypnotist
Alice Coltrane
Jazz Musician
27-Aug-1937 12-Jan-2007 Musician and widow of John Coltrane
John Conyers
Politician
16-May-1929   Congressman, Michigan 14th
Alice Cooper
Musician
4-Feb-1948   No More Mr. Nice Guy
Francis Ford Coppola
Film Director
7-Apr-1939   The Godfather
Roger Corman
Film/TV Producer
5-Apr-1926   Frankenstein Unbound
Dave Coulier
Actor
21-Dec-1959   Joey Gladstone on Full House
Clyde Cowan
Physicist
6-Dec-1919 24-May-1974 Co-Discover of the neutrino
Wally Cox
Actor
6-Dec-1924 15-Feb-1973 Mr. Peepers
John Patrick Crecine
Educator
22-Aug-1939 28-Apr-2008 President of Georgia Tech, 1987-94
William H. Cunningham
Educator
5-Jan-1944   Chancellor, UT System, 1992-2000
Vondie Curtis-Hall
Film Director
30-Sep-1956   Glitter
Leon Czolgosz
Assassin
1873 29-Oct-1901 President McKinley's assassin
Pam Dawber
Actor
18-Oct-1951   Mork and Mindy
Dave DeBusschere
Basketball
16-Oct-1940 14-May-2003 NBA Hall of Famer
Deelishis
TV Personality
2-Jan-1978   Flavor of Love
Joe DeLamielleure
Football
16-Mar-1951   NFL Hall of Famer
John DeLorean
Business
6-Jan-1925 19-Mar-2005 Automobile designer and entepreneur
Lawrence Di Rita
Government
?   Rumsfeld chief of staff
Leo Diegel
Golf
27-Apr-1899 8-May-1951 Winner, 1928 and 1929 PGA Championships
Charles Diggs, Jr.
Politician
2-Dec-1922 24-Aug-1998 Congressman from Michigan, 1955-80
J Dilla
Music Producer
7-Feb-1974 10-Feb-2006 Hip-hop producer, Donuts
Shaggy 2 Dope
Rapper
14-Oct-1974   Half of Insane Clown Posse
Matthew Dowd
Government
c. 1962   Bush/Cheney Chief Campaign Strategist
Doris Dowling
Actor
15-May-1923 18-Jun-2004 The Lost Weekend
James Duval
Actor
10-Sep-1972   Go
Wayne Dyer
Religion
10-May-1940   The father of motivation
Michael Eric Dyson
Scholar
23-Oct-1958   Know What I Mean?
Cynthia G. Efird
Diplomat
c. 1949   US Ambassador to Angola, 2004-07
Keith Ellison
Politician
4-Aug-1963   Congressman, Minnesota 5th
Jeffrey Eugenides
Author
8-Mar-1960   The Virgin Suicides
Chuck Fairbanks
Football
10-Jun-1933 2-Apr-2013 New England Patriots Head Coach, 1973-78
Sherilyn Fenn
Actor
1-Feb-1965   Twin Peaks starlet
Doug Fieger
Singer/Songwriter
20-Aug-1952 14-Feb-2010 Lead singer of The Knack
Carolyn Forché
Poet
28-Apr-1950   The Country Between Us
Edsel Ford
Business
6-Nov-1893 26-May-1943 President of Ford, 1919-43
Edsel B. Ford II
Business
27-Dec-1948   VP, Ford Motors
Henry Ford II
Business
4-Sep-1917 29-Sep-1987 Former President, CEO of Ford
William Clay Ford, Jr.
Business
3-May-1957   CEO of Ford, 2001-06
William Clay Ford, Sr.
Business
14-Mar-1925   Ford exec and owner of the Detroit Lions
William D. Ford
Politician
6-Aug-1927 14-Aug-2004 Congressman from Michigan, 1965-95
J. Richard Fredericks
Business
1945   US Ambassador to Switzerland, 1999-2001
Glenn Frey
Musician
6-Nov-1948   Lead vocals and guitar, Eagles
Max Gail
Actor
5-Apr-1943   Det. Wojciehowicz on Barney Miller
Slim Gaillard
Jazz Musician
4-Jan-1916 26-Feb-1991 Cee-ment mixer, put-ti put-ti
George Gervin
Basketball
27-Apr-1952   The Iceman
Donald Goines
Author
15-Dec-1936 21-Oct-1974 Whoreson
Reagan Gomez-Preston
Actor
24-Apr-1980   Zaria Peterson on The Parent 'Hood
Berry Gordy
Business
28-Nov-1929   Founder of Motown Records
Judy Greer
Actor
20-Jul-1975   13 Going on 30
Roman S. Gribbs
Politician
29-Dec-1925   Mayor of Detroit, 1970-74
David Alan Grier
Comic
30-Jun-1955   In Living Color
Robert P. Griffin
Politician
6-Nov-1923   US Senator from Michigan, 1966-79
Ernest Harden, Jr.
Actor
25-Nov-1952   Marcus Henderson on The Jeffersons
Elisabeth Harnois
Actor
26-May-1979   Christina Nickson on Point Pleasant
Conrad K. Harper
Attorney
c. 1940   Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett
Robert Hayden
Poet
4-Aug-1913 25-Feb-1980 Words in the Mourning Time
Tom Hayden
Activist
11-Dec-1939   Jane Fonda's ex
John Heffron
Comic
1970   Good Kid, Bad Adult
Dennis M. Hertel
Politician
7-Dec-1948   Congressman from Michigan, 1981-93
James P. Hoffa
Labor Leader
19-May-1941   Jimmy Hoffa's son
Eddie Holland
Musician
30-Oct-1939   R&B songwriter, producer and performer
DeShaun Holton
Rapper
2-Oct-1975 11-Apr-2006 D-12
Dennis H. Holtschneider
Educator
14-Jan-1965   President, DePaul University
Larry J. Hopkins
Politician
25-Oct-1933   Congressman from Kentucky, 1979-93
Albert Hughes
Film Director
01-Apr-1972   A Hughes Brother
Allen Hughes
Film Director
01-Apr-1972   A Hughes Brother
Kim Hunter
Actor
12-Nov-1922 11-Sep-2002 Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire
Violent J
Rapper
28-Apr-1972   Half of Insane Clown Posse
Brandon T. Jackson
Actor
7-Mar-1984   Roll Bounce
Milt Jackson
Jazz Musician
1-Jan-1923 9-Oct-1999 Vibrophonist, The Modern Jazz Quartet
Darren James
Pornstar
25-Feb-1964   Testing HIV+ shut down the porn industry in 2004
Bill Jenkins
Politician
29-Dec-1936   Congressman, Tennessee 1st
Ken Jeong
Actor
15-Jun-1969   Seņor Chang on Community
Michael M. E. Johns
Educator
c. 1941   Chancellor, Emory University
Bill Joy
Computer Programmer
8-Nov-1954   BSD designer, C shell, vi, Java
Howard Kaloogian
Politician
30-Dec-1959   Conservative activist
Jake Kasdan
Film Director
28-Oct-1974   Orange County
Casey Kasem
Radio Personality
27-Apr-1932   American Top 40
Lee H. Katzin
Film Director
12-Apr-1935 30-Oct-2002 Le Mans
David Patrick Kelly
Actor
23-Jan-1951   The Warriors
Marilyn Kelly
Judge
15-Apr-1938   Justice, Michigan Supreme Court
Bradley A. Keywell
Business
27-Oct-1969   Co-Founder of Groupon
Richard Kiel
Actor
13-Sep-1939   "Jaws" in Moonraker
Carolyn Kilpatrick
Politician
25-Jun-1945   Congresswoman from Michigan, 1997-2011
Kwame Kilpatrick
Politician
8-Jun-1970   Mayor of Detroit, 2002-08
Michael Kinsley
Pundit
9-Mar-1951   Founding editor of Slate
Kon Artis
Rapper
7-Dec-1978   D-12
John Kornblum
Diplomat
6-Feb-1943   US Ambassador to Germany, 1997-2001
Bernie Krause
Musician
8-Dec-1938   Field recordist, electronic musician
Kuniva
Rapper
10-Dec-1976   D-12
Neil LaBute
Film Director
19-Mar-1963   In the Company of Men
Beverly LaHaye
Activist
30-Apr-1929   Tim LaHaye's wife
Tim LaHaye
Religion
27-Apr-1926   Left Behind series
Robert P. Lamont
Politician
1-Dec-1867 20-Feb-1948 US Commerce Secretary, 1929-32
Piper Laurie
Actor
22-Jan-1932   Catherine Packard in Twin Peaks
Robert B. Leighton
Astronomer
10-Sep-1919 9-Mar-1997 Leighton dishes
Joan Leslie
Actor
26-Jan-1925   Yankee Doodle Dandy
Armin O. Leuschner
Astronomer
16-Jan-1868 22-Apr-1953 Astronomer at Berkeley
Carl Levin
Politician
28-Jun-1934   US Senator from Michigan
Sandy Levin
Politician
6-Sep-1931   Congressman, Michigan 12th
Philip Levine
Poet
10-Jan-1928   What Work Is
Charles Lindbergh
Aviator
4-Feb-1902 26-Aug-1974 Transatlantic soloist
James Lipton
TV Personality
19-Sep-1926   Host, Inside the Actors Studio
John Lott
Economist
8-May-1958   More Guns, Less Crime
John Albert Macy
Critic
10-Apr-1877 26-Aug-1932 Socialism in America
Conrad L. Mallett, Jr.
Business
12-Nov-1953   Chief Justice of Michigan, 1997-99
Richard A. Manoogian
Business
1936   CEO of Masco, 1985-2007
David Maraniss
Journalist
6-Aug-1949   First in His Class
Stephen J. Markman
Judge
4-Jun-1949   Justice, Michigan Supreme Court
Jeff Masters
Blogger
c. 1960   Meteorologist, Weather Underground
Kim Mathers
Relative
9-Jan-1975   Eminem's two-time ex-wife
Jack H. McDonald
Politician
28-Jun-1932   Congressman from Michigan, 1967-73
Lonette McKee
Actor
22-Jul-1954   Maggie Davis on Third Watch
Ed McMahon
Talk Show Host
6-Mar-1923 23-Jun-2009 The Tonight Show
Sid Meier
Computer Programmer
1954   Father of Computer Gaming
James R. Mellor
Business
3-May-1930   CEO of General Dynamics, 1994-97
Michael W. Michalak
Diplomat
c. 1946   US Ambassador to Vietnam
Candice Miller
Politician
7-May-1954   Congresswoman, Michigan 10th
Martin Milner
Actor
28-Dec-1931   LAPD officer Pete Malloy on Adam-12
Elvis Mitchell
Critic
1958   New York Times film critic
John Mitchell
Government
15-Sep-1913 9-Nov-1988 US Attorney General, Watergate figure
Marvin Mitchelson
Attorney
7-May-1928 18-Sep-2004 Celebrity divorce lawyer
Lynne Moody
Actor
17-Feb-1950   Patricia Williams on Knots Landing
Kenya Moore
Actor
24-Jan-1971   Miss USA for 1993
Harry Morgan
Actor
10-Apr-1915 7-Dec-2011 Col. Sherman T. Potter on M*A*S*H
Michael Moriarty
Actor
5-Apr-1941   ADA on Law & Order
Michael E. Murphy
Government
1962   Founding partner, D.C. Navigators
Kevin Nash
Wrestling
9-Jul-1959   WCW wrestler, turned actor
Vincenzo Natali
Film Director
6-Jan-1969   Cube
Truman H. Newberry
Politician
5-Nov-1864 3-Oct-1945 US Senator from Michigan, 1919-22
Denise Nicholas
Actor
12-Jul-1944   A Piece of the Action
John C. Nienstedt
Religion
18-Mar-1947   Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis
George Noory
Radio Personality
4-Jun-1950   Coast to Coast AM
Ted Nugent
Musician
13-Dec-1948   Rock star, bowhunting enthusiast
Daniel A. O'Donohue
Diplomat
27-Oct-1931   US Ambassador to Thailand, 1988-91
Gail O'Grady
Actor
23-Jan-1963   American Dreams
Zeena Parkins
Musician
1956   Avant-garde harpist
Craig Patrick
Hockey
20-May-1946   NHL Hall of Famer, coach and manager
Rob Paulsen
Actor
11-Mar-1956   Voice of Ninja Turtle Raphael
George Peppard
Actor
1-Oct-1928 8-May-1994 The A Team
Marge Piercy
Novelist
31-Mar-1936   Gone to Soldiers
Suzi Quatro
Musician
3-Jun-1950   Can the Can
Richard Quine
Film Director
12-Nov-1920 10-Jun-1989 Bell Book and Candle
Gilda Radner
Comic
28-Jun-1946 20-May-1989 Saturday Night Live
Ted Raimi
Actor
14-Dec-1965   Joxer on Xena, Warrior Princess
Mary Lynn Rajskub
Actor
22-Jun-1971   Chloe O'Brian on 24
Joyce Randolph
Actor
21-Oct-1925   Trixie on The Honeymooners
Della Reese
Musician
6-Jul-1931   Touched by an Angel
Charles B. Renfrew
Attorney
31-Oct-1928   Deputy US Attorney General, 1980-81
Robert Richer
Business
11-Dec-1953   Total Intelligence Solutions
Dave Riley
Bassist
30-Jul-1960   Big Black bassist
Smokey Robinson
Singer/Songwriter
19-Feb-1940   Motown singer, A Quiet Storm
Sugar Ray Robinson
Boxing
3-May-1921 12-Apr-1989 Welterweight and Middleweight champ
Mitt Romney
Politician
12-Mar-1947   Governor of Massachusetts, 2003-07
Frank Rosolino
Jazz Musician
20-Aug-1926 26-Nov-1978 Jazz trombonist, Turn Me Loose!
Diana Ross
Singer
26-Mar-1944   Dominion over The Supremes
Robert E. Rossiter
Business
15-Feb-1946   CEO of Lear
Jeffrey Sachs
Economist
5-Nov-1954   The End of Poverty
Gus Savage
Politician
30-Oct-1925   Congressman from Illinois, 1981-93
Peter Schoomaker
Military
12-Feb-1946   US Army Chief of Staff, 2003-07
Alan E. Schwartz
Attorney
21-Dec-1925   Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn
Tom Selleck
Actor
29-Jan-1945   Magnum, P.I.
Betty Shabazz
Activist
28-May-1936 23-Jun-1997 Widow of Malcolm X
Robert Shaye
Business
3-Mar-1949   Co-CEO of New Line Cinema
Robert Shiller
Economist
29-Mar-1946   Irrational Exuberance
Grant Show
Actor
27-Feb-1962   Jake Hanson on Melrose Place
J. K. Simmons
Actor
9-Jan-1955   J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man
Isadore Singer
Mathematician
3-May-1924   Atiyah-Singer index theorem
Tom Sizemore
Actor
29-Nov-1961   Heat, Robbery Homicide Division
Tom Skerritt
Actor
25-Aug-1933   Viper in Top Gun
Theda Skocpol
Educator
4-May-1947   Harvard sociologist, political scientist
Eddie Slovik
Military
18-Feb-1920 31-Jan-1945 US soldier executed for desertion
Richard M. Smith
Journalist
1946   Editor-in-Chief of Newsweek
Herbert Stein
Economist
27-Aug-1916 8-Sep-1999 Economic adviser for Nixon
Sufjan Stevens
Singer/Songwriter
1-Jul-1975   Indie folk performer
James Stinson
Electronic Musician
14-Sep-1969 3-Sep-2002 Drexciya
Elaine Stritch
Actor
2-Feb-1925   Two's Company
Levi Stubbs
Singer
6-Jun-1936 17-Oct-2008 Lead vocalist, The Four Tops
Geoff Stults
Actor
15-Dec-1977   Ben Kinkirk on 7th Heaven
George Stults
Actor
16-Aug-1975   Kevin Kinkirk on 7th Heaven
William Talman
Actor
4-Feb-1915 30-Aug-1968 Hamilton Burger on Perry Mason
Pamela Thomas-Graham
Business
24-Jun-1963   CEO of CNBC, 2001-05
Michael Tolan
Actor
27-Nov-1924 31-Jan-2011 The Bold Ones
Lily Tomlin
Actor
1-Sep-1939   Laugh-In
Obie Trice
Rapper
14-Nov-1977   Got Some Teeth
John K. Turner
Business
8-Jul-1931 30-Sep-2004 Founder of Taco John's
Reginald M. Turner, Jr.
Attorney
1960   Partner, Clark Hill
Michael Tylo
Actor
16-Oct-1948   Guiding Light
Courtney B. Vance
Actor
12-Mar-1960   ADA Ron Carver in Law & Order: CI
Robert Vesco
Criminal
4-Nov-1935 23-Nov-2007 Fugitive financier
Harry Von Tilzer
Songwriter
8-Jul-1872 10-Jan-1946 Just Like The Girl Who Married Dear Old Dad
Robert Wagner
Actor
10-Feb-1930   Jonathan Hart on Hart to Hart
Don Was
Musician
13-Sep-1952   Half of the music duo Was (Not Was)
Kenneth L. Way
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Lear, 1988-2000
Veronica Webb
Model
23-Feb-1965   Model, Revlon spokeswoman
Chris Webber
Basketball
1-Mar-1973   2003 NBA All-star, Sacramento Kings
Mary Wells
Singer
13-May-1943 26-Jul-1992 My Guy
Matthew E. Welsh
Politician
15-Sep-1912 28-May-1995 Governor of Indiana, 1961-65
Billy West
Actor
16-Apr-1952   Futurama voices, Ren and Stimpy
Kim Weston
Musician
30-Dec-1939   It Takes Two
B. Joseph White
Educator
6-Apr-1947   President, University of Illinois
Jack White
Musician
9-Jul-1975   Frontman for The White Stripes
Ronnie White
Singer/Songwriter
5-Apr-1939 26-Aug-1995 The Miracles
Margaret Whiting
Singer
22-Jul-1924 10-Jan-2011 That Old Black Magic
Gail R. Wilensky
Activist
14-Jun-1943   Health care official
Ann C. Williams
Judge
16-Aug-1949   7th Circuit Court of Appeals
G. Mennen Williams
Politician
23-Feb-1911 2-Feb-1988 Governor of Michigan, 1949-61
Jackie Wilson
Singer
9-Jun-1934 21-Jan-1984 Lonely Teardrops
CeCe Winans
Singer
8-Oct-1964   Alone in His Presence
Sherwin T. Wine
Religion
25-Jan-1928 21-Jul-2007 Humanistic Judaism
John Witherspoon
Comic
27-Jan-1942   Killer Tomatoes Strike Back!
Max Wright
Actor
2-Aug-1943   The dad on ALF
Xzibit
Rapper
8-Jan-1974   Pimp My Ride

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Florence Ballard
Singer
30-Jun-1943 22-Feb-1976 The Supremes
Bugz
Rapper
5-Jan-1978 21-May-1999 Young rapper was original D12 member
David Buick
Engineer
17-Sep-1854 6-Mar-1929 Designed the first Buick motorcars
Lewis Cass
Military
9-Oct-1782 17-Jun-1866 US Secretary of State, 1857-60
Roy D. Chapin, Sr.
Government
23-Feb-1880 16-Feb-1936 US Secretary of Commerce, 1932-33
Bob Chester
Musician
20-Mar-1904 1977 Big band leader, Sunburst
Louis Chevrolet
Auto Racing
25-Dec-1878 6-Jun-1941 Designed the first Chevrolet
Monte Clark
Football
24-Jan-1937 16-Sep-2009 Detroit Lions Head Coach, 1978-84
James J. Couzens
Politician
26-Aug-1872 22-Oct-1936 US Senator from Michigan, 1922-36
Edsel Ford
Business
6-Nov-1893 26-May-1943 President of Ford, 1919-43
Henry Ford II
Business
4-Sep-1917 29-Sep-1987 Former President, CEO of Ford
Donald Goines
Author
15-Dec-1936 21-Oct-1974 Whoreson
Edgar Guest
Poet
20-Aug-1881 5-Aug-1959 A Heap o' Livin'
DeShaun Holton
Rapper
2-Oct-1975 11-Apr-2006 D-12
Harry Houdini
Magician
24-Mar-1874 31-Oct-1926 Best-known magician and debunker
Albert Kahn
Architect
21-Mar-1869 8-Dec-1942 Detroit architect, factory designer
Wade H. McCree
Judge
3-Jul-1920 30-Aug-1987 US Solicitor General, 1977-81
Frank Murphy
Judge
13-Apr-1890 19-Jul-1949 US Supreme Court Justice, 1940-49
Rosa Parks
Activist
4-Feb-1913 24-Oct-2005 Wouldn't sit in the back of the bus
Horton Smith
Golf
22-May-1908 15-Oct-1963 Winner, 1934 and 1936 Masters Tournaments
Roger Smith
Business
12-Jul-1925 29-Nov-2007 CEO of General Motors, 1980-90
Levi Stubbs
Singer
6-Jun-1936 17-Oct-2008 Lead vocalist, The Four Tops
Fred Wardell
Business
30-Mar-1866 1952 Founder of Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Co.
Dinah Washington
Singer
29-Aug-1924 14-Dec-1963 Queen of the Blues
Ronnie White
Singer/Songwriter
5-Apr-1939 26-Aug-1995 The Miracles
G. Mennen Williams
Politician
23-Feb-1911 2-Feb-1988 Governor of Michigan, 1949-61
Paul Williams
Singer
2-Jul-1939 17-Aug-1973 The Temptations
Coleman Young
Politician
24-May-1918 30-Nov-1997 Mayor of Detroit, 1974-93



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