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Milwaukee, WI

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.mil.wi.us/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.mmac.org/

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

Population:
596974 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1846

County:
Milwaukee County, Washington County, Waukesha County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Milwaukee Journal
The Milwaukee Sentinel
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
1956
Cardinal Stritch University
1937
Washington High School, Milwaukee, WI
1912
Milwaukee School of Engineering
1903
Alverno College
1887
Marquette University
1881
Marquette University High School
1857

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Milwaukee Art Museum
1957

LIBRARY

LibraryFounded
Milwaukee Public Library
1878

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
1959

OPERA

OperaFounded
Florentine Opera Company (Milwaukee)
1933

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Sensient Technologies
2000
Firstar Corporation
1989
Wisconsin Energy
1987
Metavante Technologies
1964
MGIC Investment
1957
Manpower
1948
Joy Global
1920
Rockwell Automation
1919
Brady Corporation
1914
A. O. Smith
1904
Harley-Davidson
1903
Johnson Controls
1885
Journal Communications
1882
Roundy's
1872
Northwestern Mutual
1857
Schlitz Brewing
1856
Miller Brewing Company
1855
Marshall & Ilsley
1847
Foley & Lardner
1842
Quarles & Brady
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Walter Annenberg
Business
13-Mar-1908 1-Oct-2002 Media mogul, created TV Guide
Les Aspin
Politician
21-Jul-1938 21-May-1995 US Secretary of Defense, 1993-94
Tom Barrett
Politician
8-Dec-1953   Mayor of Milwaukee
Eric Benét
Singer
15-Oct-1966   Spend My Life With You
Lamont Bentley
Actor
25-Oct-1973 18-Jan-2005 Hakeem Campbell on Moesha
William Berke
Film Director
3-Oct-1903 15-Feb-1958 Dick Tracy
Andy Biersack
Singer
26-Dec-1990   Lead singer, Black Veil Brides
Robert A. Bowman
Business
c. 1955   President and CEO, MLB Advanced Media
Arthur Bremer
Assassin
21-Aug-1950   Shot Governor George Wallace
Pamela Britton
Actor
19-Mar-1923 17-Jun-1974 Mrs. Brown on My Favorite Martian
Felice Bryant
Songwriter
7-Aug-1925 22-Apr-2003 Wake Up, Little Susie
Michael A. Callen
Business
c. 1941   Avalon Argus Associates
Gus Carr
Actor
16-Nov-1983   Bring It On: All or Nothing
James Chance
Musician
20-Apr-1953   James Chance and the Contortions
Paul Clement
Government
24-Jun-1966   US Solicitor General, 2005-08
Wilbur J. Cohen
Government
10-Jun-1913 17-May-1987 HEW Secretary, 1968-69
Michael Copps
Government
?   FCC Commissioner
Crash Corrigan
Actor
14-Feb-1902 10-Aug-1976 Undersea Kingdom
Alexander M. Cutler
Business
28-May-1951   CEO of Eaton
Jeffrey Dahmer
Criminal
21-May-1960 28-Nov-1994 Homosexual serial killer cannibal
Tom Dempsey
Football
12-Jan-1947   Retired NFL Placekicker
Lee S. Dreyfus
Politician
20-Jun-1926 2-Jan-2008 Governor of Wisconsin, 1979-83
Lawrence Eagleburger
Government
1-Aug-1930 4-Jun-2011 US Secretary of State, 1992-93
Terence T. Evans
Judge
25-Mar-1940 10-Aug-2011 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1995-2011
Jack Finney
Novelist
2-Oct-1911 14-Nov-1995 Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Dennis Flemion
Singer/Songwriter
?   The Frogs
Jimmy Flemion
Singer/Songwriter
?   The Frogs
Eduard Franz
Actor
31-Oct-1902 10-Feb-1983 The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake
Chris Gardner
Author
9-Feb-1954   The Pursuit of Happyness
David Giuntoli
Actor
18-Jun-1980   Nick Burkhardt on Grimm
Aimee Graham
Actor
20-Sep-1971   Brokedown Palace
Heather Graham
Actor
29-Jan-1970   Rollergirl in Boogie Nights
Horace Gregory
Poet
10-Apr-1898 11-Mar-1982 Chelsea Rooming House
Deidre Hall
Actor
31-Oct-1947   Days of Our Lives
Mildred Fish Harnack
Spy
16-Sep-1902 16-Feb-1943 Guillotined by the Gestapo
Jerry Harrison
Musician
21-Feb-1949   Guitar and keyboard player for Talking Heads
Woody Herman
Jazz Musician
16-May-1913 29-Oct-1987 1940s Big Band leader, jazz clarinetist
Bruce Herschensohn
Activist
10-Sep-1932   Conservative activist
Donald F. Hornig
Educator
17-Mar-1920 21-Jan-2013 President of Brown University, 1970-76
Andy Hurley
Drummer
31-May-1980   Drummer for Fall Out Boy
Al Jarreau
Singer
12-Mar-1940   We're In This Love Together
Salome Jens
Actor
8-May-1935   Angel Baby
Jeffrey A. Joerres
Business
1960   CEO of Manpower
Jane Kaczmarek
Actor
21-Dec-1955   Pleasantville
Kato Kaelin
Socialite
9-Mar-1959   O. J. Simpson's friend
Colin Kaepernick
Football
3-Nov-1987   San Francisco 49ers QB
Bob Kasten
Politician
19-Jun-1942   US Senator from Wisconsin, 1981-93
George F. Kennan
Diplomat
16-Feb-1904 17-Mar-2005 Architect of US policy of Soviet containment
Jerry Kleczka
Politician
26-Nov-1943   Congressman from Wisconsin, 1984-2005
Scott L. Klug
Politician
16-Jan-1953   Congressman from Wisconsin, 1991-99
Donald E. Knuth
Computer Programmer
10-Jan-1938   The Art of Computer Programming
Herb Kohl
Politician
7-Feb-1935   US Senator from Wisconsin
Kay Koplovitz
Business
c. 1945   Co-Founder, USA Network
Tony Kubek
Baseball
12-Oct-1936   NY Yankees Shortstop, 1957-65
Barbara Lawton
Politician
5-Jul-1951   Lt. Governor of Wisconsin
Alfred Lunt
Actor
12-Aug-1892 3-Aug-1977 American stage actor
Thomas E. Mann
Government
10-Sep-1944   Brookings Institution
Verne Meisner
Musician
4-Dec-1938 10-Jun-2005 Wisconsin's Polka King
Albert Cardinal Meyer
Religion
9-Mar-1903 9-Apr-1965 Archbishop of Chicago, 1958-65
Candice Michelle
Wrestling
30-Sep-1978   WWE wrestler
Abner J. Mikva
Politician
21-Jan-1926   Illinois Congressman, Clinton Counsel
Steve Miller
Singer/Songwriter
5-Oct-1943   The Steve Miller Band
Newton N. Minow
Government
17-Jan-1926   FCC Chairman, 1961-63
Robert D. Murphy
Diplomat
28-Oct-1894 9-Jan-1978 Envoy in French North Africa, 1940-42
Donald T. Nicolaisen
Business
1944   SEC's Chief Accountant, 2003-05
Keith D. Nosbusch
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Rockwell
Pat O'Brien
Actor
11-Nov-1899 15-Oct-1983 Angels with Dirty Faces
Nancy Olson
Actor
14-Jul-1928   Sunset Blvd.
Amy Pietz
Actor
6-Mar-1969   Caroline in the City
Charlotte Rae
Actor
22-Apr-1926   Mrs. Garrett on The Facts of Life
William Rehnquist
Judge
1-Oct-1924 3-Sep-2005 US Chief Justice, 1986-2005
Henry S. Reuss
Politician
22-Feb-1912 12-Jan-2002 Congressman from Wisconsin, 1955-83
James E. Risch
Business
3-May-1943   US Senator from Idaho
Brad Rowe
Actor
15-May-1970   Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss
Patrick G. Ryan
Business
15-May-1937   CEO of Aon, 1982-2005
Christopher Scarver
Criminal
c. 1969   Murdered Jeffrey Dahmer
John G. Schmitz
Politician
12-Aug-1930 10-Jan-2001 Congressman from California, 1970-73
Martin J. Schreiber
Politician
8-Apr-1939   Governor of Wisconsin, 1977-79
Kurt W. Schuller
Politician
21-Jun-1955   State Treasurer of Wisconsin
Bud Selig
Baseball
30-Jul-1934   Commissioner of Baseball
Paul Shenar
Actor
12-Feb-1936 11-Oct-1989 The Secret of NIMH
Al Simmons
Baseball
22-May-1902 26-May-1956 Lifetime batting average .334
Herbert A. Simon
Economist
15-Jun-1916 9-Feb-2001 Administrative Behavior
David J. Skorton
Educator
22-Nov-1949   President, Cornell University
Cordwainer Smith
Author
11-Jul-1913 6-Aug-1966 The Rediscovery of Man
Tom Snyder
Talk Show Host
12-May-1936 29-Jul-2007 The Tomorrow Show
Jerry I. Speyer
Business
23-Jun-1940   Tishman Speyer Properties
Latrell Sprewell
Basketball
8-Sep-1970   NBA player tried to choke his head coach
Pete Stark
Politician
11-Nov-1931   Congressman, California 13th
Thomas A. Steitz
Scientist
23-Aug-1940   Ribosomes
Peter Straub
Novelist
2-Mar-1943   Ghost Story
Bart Stupak
Politician
29-Feb-1952   Congressman from Michigan, 1993-2011
Diane S. Sykes
Judge
23-Dec-1957   7th Circuit Court of Appeals
John Sylvester
Radio Personality
1961   Shock jock
Eric Szmanda
Actor
24-Jul-1975   Greg Sanders on CSI
Jessica Szohr
Actor
31-Mar-1985   Vanessa Abrams on Gossip Girl
Tank
Singer
1-Jan-1976   Force of Nature
Peter G. Torkildsen
Politician
28-Jan-1958   Congressman from Massachusetts, 1993-97
Spencer Tracy
Actor
5-Apr-1900 10-Jun-1967 Two consecutive Best Actor Oscars
Judy Tyler
Actor
9-Oct-1933 4-Jul-1957 Jailhouse Rock
Bob Uecker
Baseball
26-Jan-1935   Mr. Baseball
Lynde B. Uihlein
Activist
1945   Schlitz heiress, Founder of Brico Fund
Hoyt Vandenberg
Government
24-Jan-1899 2-Apr-1954 CIA Director, 1946-47
Marvin Wachman
Educator
24-Mar-1917 22-Dec-2007 Temple University President, 1973-83
Bruce Weber
Basketball
19-Oct-1956   Head Coach, Fighting Illini
Don Weis
Film Director
13-May-1922 25-Jul-2000 The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
Gene Wilder
Actor
11-Jun-1933   Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Glenn Yarbrough
Singer
12-Jan-1930   Lead singer, The Limeliters
Thomas J. Zimbrick
Business
?   CEO of Zimbrick, Inc.
Edward J. Zore
Business
1945   CEO of Northwestern Mutual
David Zucker
Film Director
16-Oct-1947   Airplane!
Jerry Zucker
Film Director
11-Mar-1950   Ghost

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Victor L. Berger
Politician
28-Feb-1860 7-Aug-1929 Socialist Rep. from Wisconsin
Monte Blue
Actor
11-Jan-1887 18-Feb-1963 Orphans of the Storm
William Edward Cousins
Religion
20-Aug-1902 14-Sep-1988 Archbishop of Milwaukee, 1958-77
Julius P. Heil
Politician
24-Jul-1876 30-Nov-1949 Governor of Wisconsin, 1939-43
Phil Katz
Computer Programmer
3-Nov-1962 14-Apr-2000 Creator of PKZIP
Moses E. Kiley
Religion
13-Nov-1876 15-Apr-1953 Archbishop of Milwaukee, 1940-53
Max Kohl
Business
12-May-1901 14-Dec-1981 Kohl's Department Stores
John D. MacDonald
Novelist
24-Jul-1916 28-Dec-1986 Travis McGee mystery novels
Verne Meisner
Musician
4-Dec-1938 10-Jun-2005 Wisconsin's Polka King
George E. Reedy
Government
5-Aug-1917 21-Mar-1999 LBJ's press secretary
John W. Reynolds
Politician
4-Apr-1921 6-Jan-2002 Governor of Wisconsin, 1963-65
Christopher Sholes
Inventor
14-Feb-1819 17-Feb-1890 Typewriter inventor, QWERTY keyboard
Al Simmons
Baseball
22-May-1902 26-May-1956 Lifetime batting average .334



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