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Kingston, Jamaica

LOCATION

Population:
600,000

Founding Date:
1693

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Prince Buster
Musician
28-May-1938   Reggae/ska/rocksteady pioneer
Junior Byles
Singer
1948   Reggae singer, Lee "Scratch" Perry collaborator
Alexander J. Dallas
Government
21-Jun-1759 16-Jan-1817 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1814-16
Desmond Dekker
Singer/Songwriter
16-Jul-1941 25-May-2006 Israelites
Sandra Denton
Singer
9-Nov-1969   Pepa of Salt-N-Pepa
Don Drummond
Musician
12-Mar-1932 6-May-1969 The Skatalites
Patrick Ewing
Basketball
5-Aug-1962   New York Knicks, 1986-2000
Colin Ferguson
Criminal
14-Jan-1958   Long Island Railroad Massacre
Amy Jacques Garvey
Activist
31-Dec-1885 25-Jul-1973 Pan-African black nationalist
Marcia Griffiths
Singer
23-Nov-1949   The Queen of Reggae
Peter Blair Henry
Economist
30-Jul-1969   Dean, Stern School of Business
Sean Kingston
Rapper
3-Feb-1990   Beautiful Girls
Lee Malvo
Criminal
18-Feb-1985   One of the two Washington Snipers
Damian Marley
Singer
21-Jul-1978   Reggae singer, son of Bob Marley
Ziggy Marley
Musician
17-Oct-1968   Reggae musician
Sean Paul
Disc Jockey
8-Jan-1973   DJ and Jamaican Dancehall star
Dawn Penn
Singer
1952   Reggae vocalist, You Don't Love Me
Doreen Schaeffer
Singer
?   Vocalist for The Skatalites
Frank Silvera
Actor
24-Jul-1914 11-Jun-1970 Killer's Kiss
Louis Simpson
Poet
27-Mar-1923 14-Sep-2012 At The End of the Open Road
Madge Sinclair
Actor
28-Apr-1938 20-Dec-1995 Nurse Shoop on Trapper John
Bunny Wailer
Singer
10-Apr-1947   Co-founder of The Wailers
Wayne Wonder
Musician
22-Jul-1966   Jamaican Dancehall star

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Don Drummond
Musician
12-Mar-1932 6-May-1969 The Skatalites
Amy Jacques Garvey
Activist
31-Dec-1885 25-Jul-1973 Pan-African black nationalist
Peter Tosh
Musician
19-Oct-1944 11-Sep-1987 Legalise It and I'll Advertise It



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