Today in Miss America History

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 42 of 42

1921-09-07 - In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the first Miss America Pageant, a two-day event, is held.
1921-09-08 - 1st Miss America crowned in Atlantic City - Margaret Gorman (16) of Washington DC
1923-09-07 - Mary Katherine Campbell (Ohio), 16, crowned 2nd Miss America 1922-23
1954-09-11 - 1st Miss America TV broadcast
1954-09-11 - Lee Meriwether (California), 19, crowned 27th Miss America 1955 (1st on TV)
1958-09-06 - Mary Ann Mobley (Miss), 21, crowned 31st Miss America 1959
1961-09-09 - Maria Beale Fletcher (NC), 19, crowned 34th Miss America 1962
1967-09-09 - Debra Dene Barnes (Kansas), 20, crowned 40th Miss America 1968
1970-09-12 - Phyllis Ann George (Texas), 21, crowned 43rd Miss America 1971
1971-09-11 - Laurel Lea Schaefer (Ohio), 22, crowned 44th Miss America 1972
1972-09-09 - Terry Anne Meeuwsen (Wisc), 23, crowned 45th Miss America 1973
1973-09-08 - Rebecca Ann King (Colo), 23, crowned 46th Miss America 1974
1974-09-07 - Shirley Cothran (Texas), 21, crowned 47th Miss America 1975
1975-09-06 - Tawny Elaine Godin (NY), 18, crowned 48th Miss America 1976
1976-09-11 - Dorothy Kathleen Benham (Minn), 20, crowned 49th Miss America 1977
1977-09-10 - Susan Perkins (Ohio), crowned 50th Miss America 1978
1978-09-09 - Kylene Barker (Virginia), crowned 51st Miss America 1979
1979-09-08 - Cheryl Prewitt (Miss), 22, crowned 52nd Miss America 1980
1980-09-06 - Susan Powell (Okla), 21, crowned 53rd Miss America 1981
1981-09-12 - Elizabeth Ward (Arkansas), 20, crowned 54th Miss America 1982
1982-09-11 - Debbie Maffett (California), 25, crowned 55th Miss America 1983
1983-09-17 - Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st black
1984-07-20 - Vanessa Williams is asked to resign as Miss America
1984-07-23 - Suzette Charles (NJ), 21, replaces Williams as 57th Miss America 1984
1984-07-23 - Vanessa Williams, 1st black Miss America, resigns due to posing nude
1984-09-15 - Sharlene Wells (Utah), 20, crowned 58th Miss America 1985
1985-09-14 - Susan Akin (Miss), 21, crowned 59th Miss America 1986
1986-09-13 - Kellye Cash (Tenn), 21, crowned 60th Miss America 1987
1987-09-19 - Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (Mich), 24, crowned 61st Miss America
1988-09-10 - Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson (Minn), 22, crowned 62nd Miss America 1989
1989-09-16 - Debbye Turner (Mont), 23, crowned 63rd Miss America 1990
1990-09-07 - Marjorie Judith Vincent (Ill), 25, crowned 64th Miss America 1991
1991-09-14 - Carolyn Suzanne Sapp (Hawaii), 24, crowned 65th Miss America 1992
1992-09-20 - Leanza Cornett (Florida), 21, crowned 66th Miss America 1993
1993-09-18 - Kimberly Clarice Aiken (SC), 18, crowned 67th Miss America 1994
1993-09-19 - Kimberly Clarice Aiken, 18, Miss SC wins 67th Miss America
1994-09-17 - Heather Whitestone, 21, (Ala), crowned 68th Miss America 1995
1995-09-16 - Shawntel Smith (Okla), 24, crowned 69th Miss America 1996
Radio shock jock Howard SternRadio shock jock Howard Stern 1995-11-07 - Howard Stern's 2nd book "Miss America" released (fastest selling ever)
1996-09-14 - Tara Dawn Holland (Kansas), 23, crowned 70th Miss America 1997
1996-10-09 - Howard Stern's book "Miss America" released in paperback
1997-09-13 - Katherine Shindle (Ill), 24, crowned 71st Miss America 1998

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 110

1914-12-30 - Bert Parks, [Jacobson], Atlanta Ga, TV host (Miss America)
1924-07-16 - Bess Myerson, Bronx NY, 1st Jewish Miss America (1945)
1935-05-27 - Lee Meriwether, Los Angeles California, Miss America (Time Tunnel, Barnaby Jones)
1936-12-19 - Marian McKnight, Miss America 1957
1939-02-17 - Mary Ann Mobley, Biloxi Ms, Miss America-1959/actr (Diff'rent Strokes)
1949-06-25 - Phyllis George-Brown, Denton Tx, Miss America (1971)/sportscaster (CBS)
1956-09-15 - Tawny Elaine Godin Schneider, Maine, Miss America (76)/(Eye on Hollywood)
1963-03-02 - Suzette Charles, NJ, replaced Vanessa Williams as Miss America (1983)
1963-03-18 - Vanessa L Williams, Millwood NY, Actress, singer and 1st black Miss America (1983)
1964-11-21 - Marjorie Judith Vincent, Oak Park Ill, Miss America (1991)
1965-09-19 - Debbye Turner, Miss America (1990)
1970-10-10 - Helen Louise Goldsby, Brooklyn NY, Miss America (NY-Top 10-1996)
1970-10-12 - Amy Beth Keller, Great Bend Kansas, Miss America (Kansas-Top 10-1996)
1970-12-13 - Elizabeth Patricia Reilly, North Providence RI, Miss America-RI (1996)
1970-12-23 - Kimberly Ann Cooley, Grand Forks ND, Miss America-ND (1996)
1970-12-28 - Elizabeth McIntyre, Dunbar WV, Miss America-WV (1996)
1971-01-22 - Jennifer Christine Joseph, Wendover Nev, Miss America-Nevada (1996)
1971-02-11 - Jennifer Lynne Faucette, Burlington Vermont, Miss America-Vt (1996)
1971-04-06 - Vivian Y Herding, Albuquerque NM, Miss America-NM (1996)
1971-04-25 - Michelle Harris, Newark Delaware, Miss America-Delaware (1996)
1971-09-16 - Shawntel Smith, Oklahoma, Miss America (1996)
1971-10-05 - Coni Lyn Hull, Jackson Michigan, Miss America-Michigan (1996)
1971-10-18 - Tammy Harris, Williamstown NY, Miss America-New York State (1997)
1971-10-21 - Rebecca Lynn Gray, Indianapolis Indiana, Miss America-Indiana (1996)
1971-11-27 - Linette Mertz, Kutztown Penns, Miss America-Penns (1996)
1972-01-09 - Kristie Hicks, Bardstown Kentucky, Miss America-Kentucky (1996)
1972-01-11 - Amber Medlin, Virginia Beach Virginia, Miss America-Virginia (1996)
1972-01-15 - Kimberly Anne Massaro, St Louis Mo, Miss America (Missouri-5th-1997)
1972-02-05 - Erin Phillips, Mexico Missouri, Miss America-Missouri (1996)
1972-02-14 - Erika Rachael Schwarz, Folsom La, Miss America (Louisiana-2nd-1997)
1972-02-18 - Shani Lynn Nielsen, New Albany IN, Miss America (Indiana-Top 10-1997)
1972-02-24 - Patricia Regan Leines, Medford Or, Miss America (Oregon-3rd-1997)
1972-03-06 - Susan Alexander, Silver Spring Maryland, Miss America-Maryland (1997)
1972-03-09 - Marcia M Griffith, Washington DC, Miss America-Maryland (1996)
1972-03-13 - Shea Olliff, Augusta Georgia, Miss America-Georgia (1997)
1972-04-21 - Lori Flick, Boston Massachusetts, Miss America-Massachusetts (1997)
1972-05-12 - Annette Albertson, Reno Nevada, Miss America-Nevada (1997)
1972-06-30 - Ellen Coleen Pasturzak, Portsmouth Ohio, Miss America-Ohio (1996)
1972-09-04 - Myra Katherine Hale, Lincoln Nebraska, Miss America-Nebraska (1996)
1972-09-15 - Amanda Lynn Granrud, Great Falls Montana, Miss America-Montana (1996)
1972-09-28 - Dena Querubin, Waterford NJ, Miss America-NJ (1996)
1972-10-02 - Tara Dawn Holland, Overland Park Kansas, Miss America (1997)
1972-10-24 - Natasha Ann Courter, Davenport Iowa, Miss America-Iowa (1997)
1972-11-02 - Jeni Stephens, Memphis Tennessee, Miss America-Tennessee (1997)
1972-11-13 - Kimberlee Ann McKay, Belle Fourche SD, Miss America-SD (1996)
1972-12-13 - GiGi Gordon, Butler PA, Miss America-Pennsylvania (1997)
1973-01-03 - Paula Knoll, Moorhead Minnesota, Miss America-Minnesota (1996)
1973-01-17 - Amanda Elizabeth Spivey, Spartanburg SC, Miss America-SC (1996)
1973-03-08 - Nanette Pearson, Pleasant Grove Utah, Miss America-Utah (1997)
1973-04-12 - Pamela Polk, Berlin Wisconsin, Miss America-Wisconsin (1996)
1973-04-24 - Melissa Short, Kaaawa Hawaii, Miss America (Hawaii-Top 10-1997)
1973-04-26 - Tracy Kathleen Hayes, Wheaton Ill, Miss America (Illinois-5th-1996)
1973-05-04 - Michelle Martinez, Dallas Texas, Miss America (Texas-Top 10-1997)
1973-05-13 - Brooke Jennifer Gambrell, Boise Idaho, Miss America-Idaho (1996)
1973-07-27 - Amy Linn Duncan, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, Miss America-Oklahoma (1997)
1973-07-30 - Cara Jackson, Chandler Arizona, Miss America-Arizona (1996)
1973-08-02 - Kari Anne Safford, Point Pleasant WV, Miss America-WV (1997)
1973-08-03 - Kari Litton, Pontotoc Miss, Miss America (Mississippi-Top 10-1997)
1973-08-29 - Leigh Sherer, Jasper Alabama, Miss America (Alabama-Top 10-1996)
1973-09-23 - Michelle Tolson, Manchester NH, Miss America-NH (1997)
1973-09-25 - Melonie McGarrah, Rogers Arkansas, Miss America-Arkansas (1997)
1973-10-27 - Alison "Ali" Malyn Shumate, Union City Tenn, Miss America-Tenn (1996)
1973-10-27 - Monica Louwerens, Greenville Miss, Miss America (Miss-Top 10-1996)
1973-11-11 - Stacy Perrone, Wolcott Conn, Meet Miss America-Connecticut (1997)
1973-11-15 - Rachel Kathleen English, Thomaston Ga, Miss America-Georgia (1996)
1974-01-15 - Aubrey Jo Hiller, Missoula Montana, Miss America-Montana (1997)
1974-03-19 - Jennifer Lynn Drayton, Saginaw Michigan, Miss America-Michigan (1997)
1974-04-09 - Sharon Pelletier, Madawaska Maine, Miss America-Maine (1996)
1974-04-10 - Sherry Johnson, Owatonna Minnesota, Miss America-Minnesota (1996)
1974-05-10 - Janet Reasons, Port Orchard Washington, Miss America-Washington (1997)
1974-05-12 - Tiffany Stoker, Clovis California, Miss America (California-4th-1996)
1974-05-17 - Marcia Turner, Cambridge Massachusetts, Miss America (Mass-Top 10-1996)
1974-06-03 - Alison McCreary, Florence Alabama, Miss America (Alabama-4th-1997)
1974-06-04 - Lyndsay Kahler, Orange California, Miss America-California (1997)
1974-06-15 - Any Lynn Ciccolella, Monument Colorado, Miss America-Colorado (1996)
1974-06-22 - Nicole Juvan, Essex Junction Vermont, Miss America-Vermont (1997)
1974-06-23 - Lisa Bamford, Raleigh NC, Miss America-NC (1996)
1974-06-30 - Michelle Kang, Fredericksburg Virginia, Miss America-Virginia (1997)
1974-07-10 - Jennifer Montica Curry, Muscatine Iowa, Miss America-Iowa (1996)
1974-08-05 - Jamie Lynn Bolding, Lakeland Florida, Miss America-Florida (1997)
1974-08-23 - Paula Gaye Montgomery, Cabot Ark, Miss America (Arkansas-3rd-1996)
1974-10-12 - Karmyn Tyler, Shreveport Louisiana, Miss America-Louisiana (1996)
1974-11-09 - Traci Toguchi, Honolulu Hawaii, Miss America-Hawaii (1996)
1975-02-04 - Elana Eve Chomiszak, Providence RI, Miss America-Rhode Island (1997)
1975-02-14 - Jennifer Michelle Roberts, Greensboro NC, Miss America-NC (1997)
1975-02-27 - Dana Marie Lane, Cheyenne Wyoming, Miss America-Wyoming (1996)
1975-04-21 - Angela Michelle Hughes, Anderson SC, Miss America-SC (1997)
1975-05-05 - Christine Buschur, Eagle River Alaska, Miss America-Alaska (1997)
1975-08-05 - Erin Gingrich, Yuma Arizona, Miss America-Arizona (1997)
1975-08-12 - Robyn Hancock, Grand Rapids Ohio, Miss America-Ohio (1997)
1975-10-27 - Emily John Orton, Creswell Oregon, Miss America (Oregon-2nd-1996)
1975-10-30 - Stephanie Camp, Rapid City SD, Miss America-SD (1997)
1975-11-24 - Carly Jarmon, Mesquite Texas, Miss America-Texas (1996)
1976-03-31 - Amanda Moody, Orem Utah, Miss America-Utah (1996)
1976-05-23 - Melanie Joyce Bell, Vernon New Jersey, Miss America-New Jersey (1997)
1976-06-02 - Rachel White, Columbus Nebraska, Miss America-Nebraska (1997)
1976-06-12 - Kristin Alicia Beall Ludecke, Eustis Fla, Miss America-Florida (1996)
1976-07-06 - Michelle Stanley, Littleton Colorado, Miss America-Colorado (1997)
1976-08-25 - Sarah Nadeau, Portland Maine, Miss America-Maine (1997)
1976-10-09 - Rebecca Darrington, Gillette Wyoming, Miss America-Wyoming (1997)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

1987-01-03 - Singer/Miss America Vanessa Williams marries Ramon T Hervey in NYC

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 2 of 2

1992-02-02 - Bert Parks, [Jacobson], TV host (Miss America), dies at 77
1995-10-01 - Margaret Gorman Cahill, 1st Miss America (1921), dies at 90


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