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Fort Lauderdale, FL

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.fort-lauderdale.fl.us/

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

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.sunny.org/

Population:
152397 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1911

County:
Broward County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Keiser University
1977
Nova Southeastern University
1964
Pine Crest School
1934

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Museum of Discovery and Science
1976
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
1958

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Republic Services
1998
AutoNation
1996
Citrix Systems
1989
Spherion
1946

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Justin Bartha
Actor
21-Jul-1978   National Treasure
Rielle Hunter
Relative
20-Mar-1964   Mistress of John Edwards
George LeMieux
Politician
21-May-1969   US Senator from Florida, 2009-11
Bailee Madison
Actor
15-Oct-1999   Bridge to Terabithia
Jim Naugle
Politician
1954   Mayor of Fort Lauderdale, 1991-2009
Archie Shepp
Jazz Musician
24-May-1937   Jazz tenor saxophonist
Nancy Stafford
Actor
5-Jun-1954   Michelle Thomas on Matlock

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Julius Boros
Golf
3-Mar-1920 28-May-1994 Winner of 3 major titles
Dennis Cole
Actor
19-Jul-1940 15-Nov-2009 Beefcake model turned actor
Clarence Earl Gideon
Criminal
30-Aug-1910 18-Jan-1972 Gideon v. Wainwright
D. James Kennedy
Religion
3-Nov-1930 5-Sep-2007 Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church
Noel Madison
Actor
30-Apr-1897 6-Jan-1975 American character actor
Howard Metzenbaum
Politician
4-Jun-1917 12-Mar-2008 US Senator from Ohio, 1977-95
Leslie Nielsen
Actor
11-Feb-1926 28-Nov-2010 Airplane!
Jaco Pastorius
Jazz Musician
1-Dec-1951 21-Sep-1987 Bassist for Weather Report
Luther Simjian
Inventor
28-Jan-1905 23-Oct-1997 Invented automated teller machine
Carl W. Strom
Diplomat
22-Dec-1899 27-Jan-1969 US Ambassador to Bolivia, 1959-61



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