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Miami, FL

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.miami.fl.us/

Chamber of Commerce:
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

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

Population:
362470 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
28-Jul-1896

County:
Miami-Dade County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Miami Herald

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
New World School of the Arts
1987
Florida International University
1972
Miami International University of Art & Design
1965
St. John Vianney College Seminary
1959
Miami Dade College
1959
Miami Edison High School, Miami, FL
1930

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Miami Art Museum
1996
Miami Children's Museum
1983
Miami Science Museum
1949

VENUE

VenueFounded
Carnival Center for the Performing Arts
 

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
World Fuel Services
1984
Perry Ellis International
1978
Carnival
1972
Royal Caribbean
1968
Greenberg Traurig
1967
Burger King
1954
Lennar
1954
Ryder
1933
Eastern Airlines
1926
Steel, Hector & Davis
1925
Vector Group
1911

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Rodney C. Adkins
Business
23-Aug-1958   Senior VP at IBM
Lew Allen, Jr.
Military
30-Sep-1925 4-Jan-2010 Director of the NSA, 1973-77
David Archuleta
Singer
28-Dec-1990   American Idol
Sherry S. Barrat
Business
c. 1949   President Northern Trust FPS
Barbara Bass
Business
?   CEO of Emporium-Weinstock, 1989-92
Steve Benen
Pundit
15-May-1973   Washington Monthly
Jebby Bush
Relative
13-Dec-1983   Son of Jeb Bush
William Calley
Military
8-Jun-1943   Led the My Lai Massacre
Luther Campbell
Rapper
22-Dec-1960   2 Live Crew, Luke Records founder
Steve Carlton
Baseball
22-Dec-1944   Winner of four Cy Young Awards
Ronald D. Castille
Judge
16-Mar-1944   Pennsylvania Chief Justice
Kathy Castor
Politician
20-Aug-1966   Congresswoman, Florida 11th
Patricia Cornwell
Novelist
9-Jun-1956   Crime novelist, Postmortem
Trick Daddy
Rapper
27-Sep-1973   Thug
Bobby Dall
Bassist
2-Nov-1963   Bassist for Poison
Jason Derülo
Singer/Songwriter
21-Sep-1989   Watcha Say
Kyan Douglas
TV Personality
5-May-1970   Grooming Queer Eye guy
Dona Drake
Actor
15-Nov-1914 20-Jun-1989 Road to Morocco
Lynda Goodfriend
Actor
31-Oct-1953   Lori Beth on Happy Days
Frank Gore
Football
14-May-1983   San Francisco 49ers RB
Pedro José Greer, Jr.
Doctor
15-Jun-1956   Gastroenterologist, RAND Trustee
Brian Griese
Football
18-Mar-1975   Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB
Debbie Harry
Singer
1-Jul-1945   Blondie
Perez Hilton
Columnist
23-Mar-1978   Gossip columnist
Linda Hogan
TV Personality
24-Aug-1959   Ex-wife of Hulk Hogan
Carol W. Hunstein
Judge
16-Aug-1944   Justice, Georgia Supreme Court
Vanilla Ice
Rapper
31-Oct-1968   Ice Ice Baby
Victoria Jackson
Comic
2-Aug-1959   Saturday Night Live
Donald Justice
Poet
12-Aug-1925 6-Aug-2004 The Summer Anniversaries
Catherine Keener
Actor
23-Mar-1959   Maxine in Being John Malkovich
Barry C. Lynn
Journalist
20-Aug-1961   Cornered: The New Monopoly Capitalism
William H. Macy
Actor
13-Mar-1950   Fargo
Julio Oscar Mechoso
Actor
31-May-1955   Joaquin Tiant on Greetings from Tucson
Kendrick Meek
Politician
6-Sep-1966   Congressman from Florida, 2003-11
Eva Mendes
Actor
5-Mar-1974   2 Fast 2 Furious
J. T. Money
Rapper
?   Who Dat
Enrique Murciano
Actor
9-Jul-1973   Without a Trace
Bill Nelson
Politician
29-Sep-1942   US Senator from Florida
Chad Ochocinco
Football
9-Jan-1978   NFL wide receiver
R. David Paulison
Government
27-Feb-1947   FEMA Director, 2005-09
Alex Penelas
Politician
18-Dec-1961   Mayor of Miami-Dade County, 1996-2004
Danny Pino
Actor
15-Apr-1974   Scotty Valens on Cold Case
Pitbull
Rapper
15-Jan-1981   M.I.A.M.I.
Sidney Poitier
Actor
20-Feb-1927   In The Heat Of The Night
Janet Reno
Government
21-Jul-1938   US Attorney General, 1993-2001
Frederic G. Reynolds
Business
c. 1957   CFO of CBS
Ed Roberts
Inventor
13-Sep-1941 1-Apr-2010 Inventor of the Altair computer
Genesis Rodriguez
Actor
29-Jul-1987   Prisionera
Roxie Roker
Actor
28-Aug-1929 2-Dec-1995 Helen Willis on The Jeffersons
Marco Rubio
Politician
28-May-1971   US Senator from Florida
E. Clay Shaw
Politician
19-Apr-1939   Congressman from Florida, 1981-2007
C. J. Silas
Business
15-Apr-1932   CEO of Phillips Petroleum, 1985-94
Sean Taylor
Football
1-Apr-1983 27-Nov-2007 Washington Redskins safety, murdered 2007
David Thomas
Musician
1953   Founder of avant-rock band Pere Ubu
Derrick Thomas
Football
1-Jan-1967 8-Feb-2000 Hall of Fame Linebacker, Kansas City Chiefs
Chuck Todd
Journalist
8-Apr-1972   The Hotline
Trina
Rapper
3-Dec-1978   Diamond Princess
Wilmer Valderrama
Actor
30-Jan-1980   Fez on That 70's Show
Alexa Vega
Actor
27-Aug-1988   Spy Kids
Ben Vereen
Actor
10-Oct-1946   Jesus Christ Superstar
Bob Vila
TV Personality
20-Jun-1946   Former host of This Old House
Persia White
Actor
25-Oct-1972   Lynn Searcy on Girlfriends
Frederica Wilson
Politician
5-Nov-1942   Congresswoman, Florida 17th
Hugh Wilson
Film Director
21-Aug-1943   Police Academy

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Eddie Arcaro
Jockey
19-Feb-1916 14-Nov-1997 Two-time Triple Crown winner
Charles Bedaux
Business
26-Oct-1887 18-Feb-1944 Industrial efficiency expert
Max Carey
Baseball
11-Jan-1890 30-May-1976 MLB Hall of Famer
Anton J. Cermak
Politician
9-May-1873 6-Mar-1933 Mayor of Chicago, assassinated in office
Andrew Cunanan
Criminal
31-Aug-1969 23-Jul-1997 Murdered Gianni Versace
Ossie Davis
Actor
18-Dec-1917 4-Feb-2005 Do The Right Thing
David W. Dyer
Judge
28-Jun-1910 7-Jun-1998 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1966-76
Chet Forrest
Songwriter
31-Jul-1915 10-Oct-1999 Kismet
Jimmie Foxx
Baseball
22-Oct-1907 21-Jul-1967 Seven-time All Star, 534 home runs
Jack Horkheimer
Astronomer
11-Jun-1938 20-Aug-2010 Naked-eye astronomer
E. Howard Hunt
Criminal
9-Oct-1918 23-Jan-2007 Coordinated Watergate break-in
Harry G. Leslie
Politician
6-Apr-1878 10-Dec-1937 Governor of Indiana, 1929-33
Bob Marley
Singer/Songwriter
6-Feb-1945 11-May-1981 No Woman No Cry
Forrest Mars
Business
21-Mar-1904 1-Jul-1999 Invented M&Ms
Don Martin
Artist
18-May-1931 6-Jan-2000 Mad Magazine artist
Nam June Paik
Artist
20-Jul-1932 29-Jan-2006 Korean-American video artist
George Papanicolaou
Scientist
13-May-1883 19-Feb-1962 Pap smear
Carlos Andres Perez
Head of State
27-Oct-1922 25-Dec-2010 Twice President of Venezuela, impeached
Samuel J. Popeil
Inventor
22-Jan-1915 17-Jul-1984 Veg-O-Matic
Adam Clayton Powell
Politician
29-Nov-1908 4-Apr-1972 Congressman from New York, 1945-71
Antonio Prohias
Artist
17-Jan-1921 24-Feb-1998 Spy vs. Spy
Bebe Rebozo
Business
17-Nov-1912 8-May-1998 Nixon confidant
Alfred Reed
Composer
25-Jan-1921 17-Sep-2005 Russian Christmas Music
Mongo Santamaria
Drummer
7-Apr-1922 1-Feb-2003 Influential latin percussionist
Earl W. Sutherland, Jr.
Scientist
19-Nov-1915 9-Mar-1974 Hormones mechanisms (cyclic AMP)
June Taylor
Dancer
14-Dec-1917 17-May-2004 June Taylor Dancers choreographer
Sean Taylor
Football
1-Apr-1983 27-Nov-2007 Washington Redskins safety, murdered 2007
Derrick Thomas
Football
1-Jan-1967 8-Feb-2000 Hall of Fame Linebacker, Kansas City Chiefs
Fuller Warren
Politician
3-Oct-1905 23-Sep-1973 Governor of Florida, 1949-53
Robert Wright
Songwriter
25-Sep-1914 27-Jul-2005 Kismet



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