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Minneapolis, MN

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/

Population:
382618 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1867

County:
Hennepin County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Minneapolis Star
Minneapolis Journal
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Capella University
1993
Augsburg College
1869
University of Minnesota
1851
Minneapolis Central High School, Minneapolis, MN
 

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Walker Art Center
1927
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
1883

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Minnesota Orchestra
1903

OPERA

OperaFounded
Minnesota Opera
1963

VENUE

VenueFounded
Guthrie Theatre
 

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Ameriprise Financial
2005
Thrivent
2002
Xcel Energy
2000
Target
2000
Ceridian
2000
Buca di Beppo
1993
Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison
1989
Select Comfort
1987
Supercuts
1975
PepsiAmericas
1962
Control Data Corporation
1957
Fair Isaac Corporation
1956
Medtronic
1949
Dairy Queen
1940
Carlson Companies
1938
General Mills
1928
MoneyGram International
1926
Graco
1926
Donaldson Company
1915
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
1913
Dorsey & Whitney
1912
RBC Dain Rauscher
1909
Piper Jaffray
1895
US Bancorp
1891
Nash Finch
1885
Valspar
1806
Norwest
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
George Akerson
Government
5-Sep-1888 ? First White House Press Secretary
Louie Anderson
Comic
24-Mar-1953   Host of Family Feud, 1999-2002
Richard Dean Anderson
Actor
23-Jan-1950   MacGyver
LaVerne Andrews
Singer
6-Jul-1911 8-May-1967 The Andrews Sisters
Maxene Andrews
Singer
3-Jan-1916 21-Oct-1995 The Andrews Sisters
Patty Andrews
Singer
16-Feb-1918 30-Jan-2013 The Andrews Sisters
James Arness
Actor
26-May-1923 3-Jun-2011 Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke
Hy Averback
Film Director
21-Oct-1920 14-Oct-1997 I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!
Lew Ayres
Actor
28-Dec-1908 30-Dec-1996 All Quiet on the Western Front
Jason Behr
Actor
30-Dec-1973   Max Evans on Roswell
Patty Berg
Golf
13-Feb-1918 10-Sep-2006 Winner of 15 major titles
Karin Booth
Actor
19-Jun-1916 27-Jul-2003 My Foolish Heart
Virginia Bruce
Actor
29-Sep-1910 24-Feb-1982 The Invisible Woman
David Brudnoy
Radio Personality
5-Jun-1940 8-Dec-2004 Boston talk radio host
Don Callander
Novelist
23-Mar-1930 26-Jul-2008 Pyromancer
Kelly Carlson
Actor
17-Feb-1976   Kimber Henry on Nip/Tuck
David Carr
Journalist
8-Sep-1956   The New York Times
Mo Collins
Comic
7-Jul-1965   Stewart's mom on MADtv
Rachael Leigh Cook
Actor
4-Oct-1979   She's All That
Marisa Coughlan
Actor
17-Mar-1974   Side Order of Life
Dani Crayne
Actor
25-Dec-1934   Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend
Arlene Dahl
Actor
11-Aug-1928   Three Little Words
Jack Dalrymple
Politician
16-Oct-1948   Governor of North Dakota
Morris Day
Musician
13-Dec-1957   Frontman for The Time
Mark Dayton
Politician
26-Jan-1947   Governor of Minnesota
Dr. Demento
Radio Personality
2-Apr-1941   Novelty DJ
Julia Duffy
Actor
27-Jun-1951   Stephanie on Newhart
Becky Norton Dunlop
Government
2-Oct-1951   Conservative activist
Kimberly Elise
Actor
17-Apr-1967   Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Larry Fitzgerald
Football
31-Aug-1983   Arizona Cardinals WR
Ed Flanders
Actor
29-Dec-1934 22-Feb-1995 Dr. Westphall on St. Elsewhere
Donald M. Fraser
Politician
20-Feb-1924   Mayor of Minneapolis, 1980-93
Leslie M. Frécon
Business
c. 1953   LFE Capital, LLC
Orville L. Freeman
Politician
9-May-1918 20-Feb-2003 Governor of Minnesota, 1955-61
Thomas Friedman
Journalist
20-Jul-1953   New York Times
Lindsay Frost
Actor
4-Jun-1962   Monolith
J. Paul Getty, Sr.
Business
15-Dec-1892 6-Jun-1976 Founder of Getty Oil Company
Terry Gilliam
Film Director
22-Nov-1940   Monty Python alumnus, Brazil
Sid Gillman
Football
26-Oct-1911 3-Jan-2003 NFL Coach, Hall of Famer
Luella G. Goldberg
Business
26-Feb-1937   Chairman of Wellesley College, 1985-93
Genevieve Gorder
TV Personality
26-Jul-1974   Interior decorator on Trading Spaces
Peter Graves
Actor
18-Mar-1926 14-Mar-2010 Mission: Impossible
James Gray
Author
30-Jun-1899 6-Aug-1984 Shoulder the Sky
Ann Morgan Guilbert
Actor
16-Oct-1928   Yetta Rosenberg on The Nanny
Molly Hagan
Actor
3-Aug-1961   Angel on Herman's Head
Bridget Hanley
Actor
3-Feb-1941   Candy Pruitt on Here Come the Brides
Michael C. Hawley
Business
c. 1938 13-Jun-2004 CEO of Gillette, 1999-2000
George Roy Hill
Film Director
20-Dec-1921 27-Dec-2002 Slaughterhouse Five
James Hong
Actor
22-Feb-1929   Indeed!
Kris Humphries
Basketball
6-Feb-1985   Brooklyn Nets, married a Kardashian
John James
Actor
18-Apr-1956   Jeff Colby on Dynasty
Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Scholar
24-Nov-1946   Annenberg Public Policy Center
Bob Johnson
Hockey
4-Mar-1931 26-Nov-1991 Badger Bob, coach and Hall of Famer
Vincent Kartheiser
Actor
5-May-1979   Pete Campbell on Mad Men
Steven J. Keillor
Historian
25-Apr-1948   Hjalmar Petersen of Minnesota
Linda Kelsey
Actor
28-Jul-1946   Billie Newman on Lou Grant
T. R. Knight
Actor
26-Mar-1973   George O'Malley on Grey's Anatomy
Loring Knoblauch
Business
31-Oct-1941   CEO of Underwriter's Laboratories, 2001-04
June Lang
Actor
5-May-1917 16-May-2005 Bonnie Scotland
Tom Laughlin
Actor
10-Aug-1931   Billy Jack
Lung Leg
Actor
8-Jul-1963   That girl on the cover of EVOL
James LeGros
Actor
27-Apr-1962   Living in Oblivion
Keith Lehrer
Philosopher
10-Jan-1936   Metamind
Carl Lumbly
Actor
14-Aug-1952   Marcus Dixon on Alias
John Lurie
Musician
14-Dec-1952   Fishing with John, Lounge Lizard
Dorothy Lyman
Actor
18-Apr-1947   Naomi Harper on Mama's Family
Catharine MacKinnon
Activist
7-Oct-1946   Anti-pornography activist
Cornell MacNeil
Singer
24-Sep-1922 15-Jul-2011 Operatic baritone, NY Metropolitan Opera
Betty McCollum
Politician
12-Jul-1954   Congresswoman, Minnesota 4th
Ralph Meeker
Actor
21-Nov-1920 5-Aug-1988 Kiss Me Deadly
Paul W. Merrill
Astronomer
15-Aug-1887 19-Jul-1961 S-process of nucleosynthesis
Breckin Meyer
Actor
7-May-1974   Road Trip
Noel Neill
Actor
25-Nov-1920   Adventures of Superman
Lauris Norstad
Military
24-Mar-1907 12-Sep-1988 Supreme Allied Commander, 1956-63
Vicki A. O'Meara
Attorney
13-May-1957   Chief Legal Officer at Pitney Bowes
Steve Odland
Business
1959   CEO of Office Depot
Westbrook Pegler
Columnist
2-Aug-1894 24-Jun-1969 Ultraconservative newspaper columnist
Melissa Peterman
Actor
1-Jul-1970   Barbra Jean on Reba
Chellie Pingree
Politician
2-Apr-1955   Congresswoman, Maine 1st
Robert Pirsig
Author
6-Sep-1928   Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Raymond Plank
Business
29-May-1922   Founder of Apache Corporation
Prince
Musician
7-Jun-1958   Purple Rain
Fred Quimby
Film/TV Producer
31-Jul-1886 16-Sep-1965 Producer of Tom and Jerry
Marc Reisner
Author
14-Sep-1948 21-Jul-2000 Cadillac Desert
Kane Richmond
Actor
23-Dec-1906 22-Mar-1973 American character actor
R. T. Rybak
Politician
12-Nov-1955   Mayor of Minneapolis
Benjamin Salisbury
Actor
19-Oct-1980   Brighton Sheffield on The Nanny
Brad T. Sauer
Business
15-May-1959   EVP at 3M
Charles Schulz
Cartoonist
26-Nov-1922 12-Feb-2000 Cartoonist created Peanuts
William R. Sears
Engineer
1-Mar-1913 12-Oct-2002 Airfoil engineer
Miriam Shor
Actor
25-Jul-1971   Cricket Caruth-Reilly on GCB
Slug
Rapper
7-Sep-1972   Atmosphere
Jack Smight
Film Director
9-Mar-1925 1-Sep-2003 Midway
Charles Stenvig
Politician
16-Jan-1928 22-Feb-2010 Twice Mayor of Minneapolis
Nick Swardson
Actor
9-Oct-1976   Male prostitute on Reno 911
Maureen Teefy
Actor
26-Oct-1953   Grease 2
Michael Todd
Film/TV Producer
22-Jun-1909 22-Mar-1958 Around the World in Eighty Days
Anne Tyler
Author
25-Oct-1941   The Accidental Tourist
Robert J. Ulrich
Business
1944   CEO of Target
Jay Underwood
Actor
1-Oct-1968   The Boy Who Could Fly
William G. Van Dyke
Business
c. 1946   CEO of Donaldson Company, 1996-2004
Sofia Vassilieva
Actor
22-Oct-1992   Ariel Dubois on Medium
Vince Vaughn
Actor
28-Mar-1970   Swingers
Jesse Ventura
Wrestling
15-Jul-1951   Wrestler turned Governor of Minnesota
John Vessey
Military
29-Jun-1922   Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff 1982-85
Lee Ving
Musician
10-Apr-1950   Frontman, Fear
Mark Webber
Actor
19-Jul-1980   Snow Day
Paul Westerberg
Musician
31-Dec-1960   The Replacements
Miles D. White
Business
1955   CEO of Abbott Laboratories
Bud Wilkinson
Football
23-Apr-1916 9-Feb-1994 Sooners Head Coach, 1947-63
Ross Wilson
Diplomat
1955   US Ambassador to Turkey
Robert F. Woodward
Diplomat
1-Oct-1908 18-May-2001 US Ambassador to Costa Rica, 1954-58
Cedric Yarbrough
Actor
20-Mar-1973   Deputy Jones on Reno 911!
Michael Yonkers
Guitarist
1947   Microminiature Love
Luther W. Youngdahl
Politician
29-May-1896 21-Jun-1978 Governor of Minnesota, 1947-51
Tay Zonday
YouTube Personality
6-Jul-1982   Chocolate Rain

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Elmer L. Andersen
Politician
17-Jun-1909 15-Nov-2004 Governor of Minnesota, 1961-63
John Berryman
Poet
25-Oct-1914 7-Jan-1972 Homage to Mistress Bradstreet
George Draper Dayton
Business
6-Mar-1857 18-Feb-1938 Founder of what is now Target Stores
Gordon R. Dickson
Novelist
1-Nov-1923 31-Jan-2001 Dorsai
Ignatius Donnelly
Author
3-Nov-1831 1-Jan-1901 Atlantis, the Antediluvian World
John M. Ford
Author
10-Apr-1957 24-Sep-2006 Growing Up Weightless
Orville L. Freeman
Politician
9-May-1918 20-Feb-2003 Governor of Minnesota, 1955-61
Eddie Guerrero
Wrestling
9-Oct-1967 13-Nov-2005 Latino Heat
Leonid Hurwicz
Economist
21-Aug-1917 24-Jun-2008 Mechanism design theory
Ancel Keys
Scientist
26-Jan-1904 20-Nov-2004 Nutritionist, created the K ration
Willem J. Luyten
Astronomer
7-Mar-1899 21-Nov-1994 Stellar mortician
Jean Piccard
Aviator
28-Jan-1884 28-Jan-1963 Extreme balloonist
Fred A. Seaton
Politician
11-Dec-1909 16-Jan-1974 US Secretary of the Interior, 1956-61
Clifford D. Simak
Novelist
3-Aug-1904 25-Apr-1988 City and The Visitors
Eugene C. Sit
Business
8-Aug-1938 24-Jun-2008 Sit Investment Associates
Allan H. Spear
Politician
24-Jun-1937 11-Oct-2008 President, Minnesota Senate, 1993-2001
Tiny Tim
Musician
12-Apr-1932 30-Nov-1996 Tip Toe Thru the Tulips
Abigail Van Buren
Columnist
4-Jul-1918 16-Jan-2013 Dear Abby emeritus



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