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Miss America - Historical Events
Date Event
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 African American 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

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

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Miss America - Birthdays
Date Event
1914-12-30

Bert Parks, [Jacobson], Atlanta Ga, TV host (Miss America)

1923-08-31

Don Weissmuller, Miss America

1924-07-16

Bess Myerson, Bronx NY, 1st Jewish Miss America (1945)

1928-11-29

Yolande Betbeze, 70th Annual Miss America Pageant

1930-08-17

Bebe Shopp, The All-Star MATCH GamE (Miss America & Sam Levenson)

1933-03-08

Evelyn Ay, The All-Star MATCH GamE (Miss America & Sam Levenson)

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)

1940-01-01

Georgietta Kahalelaukoa Parker, Miss America Pageant

1949-06-25

Phyllis George-Brown, Denton Tx, Miss America (1971)/sportscaster (CBS)

1950-08-22

Susan Ware, Miss America

1953-01-25

Kathy Peiss, Miss America

1956-09-15

Tawny Elaine Godin Schneider, Maine, Miss America (76)/(Eye on Hollywood)

1957-12-01

Lisa Ervin, Miss America

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)

1964-07-08

Maryalice Demler, 70th Annual Miss America Pageant

1964-11-21

Marjorie Judith Vincent, Oak Park Ill, Miss America (1991)

1965-09-19

Debbye Turner, Miss America (1990)

1965-12-28

Mary Gainey, 70th Annual Miss America Pageant

1966-01-17

Karissa Rushing, 70th Annual Miss America Pageant

1967-03-20

Dana Dalton, 70th Annual Miss America Pageant

1967-05-13

Kathy Small, 70th Annual Miss America Pageant

1967-08-23

Nancy Cox, 70th Annual Miss America Pageant

1967-11-02

Darla Pruett, 70th Annual Miss America Pageant

1967-11-08

Kim Dugger, 70th Annual Miss America Pageant

1968-05-06

Linnea Fayard, 70th Annual Miss America Pageant

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)

1970-10-12

Kimberly Hoskins, 70th Annual Miss America Pageant

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)

1973-04-14

Donna Okonczak, 70th Annual Miss America Pageant

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)

1973-08-29

Leigh Sherer, Miss America Pageant

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)

1974-02-27

César Gamiño, Miss Americups: The True Story Behind the 2015 Miss America Pageant

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)

1976-10-19

Amber Hamilton, Auburn Washington, Miss America-Washington (1996)

1977-01-06

Amy Zappone, Wolcott Connecticut, Miss America-Connecticut (1996)

1977-02-10

Stephanie Ann Foisy, Concord NH, Miss America-NH (1996)

1977-02-11

Veronica Marie Duka, Campbellsville KY, Miss America (Ky-Top 10-1997)

1977-02-20

Beth Stomps, 77th Miss America Pageant

1977-06-29

Tania Joy Gibson, Lake Barrington Ill, Miss America-Illinois (1997)

1977-07-01

Misty Marriah Esplin, Preston Idaho, Miss America-Idaho (1997)

1977-08-27

Trisha Williams, Hobbs New Mexico, Miss America-New Mexico (1997)

1977-09-30

Stacey Storey, Eagle River Alaska, Miss America-Alaska (1996)

1977-10-07

Chera-Lyn Cook, The 78th Annual Miss America Pageant

1977-10-16

Jamila Chase, Miss America

1978-05-18

Jennifer Streblow, Oshkosh Wisconsin, Miss America-Wisconsin (1997)

1978-07-14

Molly Lyons, 70th Annual Miss America Pageant

1978-07-16

Stephanie Lee Hamilton, Williston ND, Miss America-ND (1997)

1980-04-09

Antonia Hartley, Miss America

1980-11-20

Amber Philpott, 70th Annual Miss America Pageant

1981-11-20

Heather Korn, 70th Annual Miss America Pageant

1982-06-24

Heidi Voight, The 2007 Miss America Pageant

1982-10-13

Kelly DeVille, 70th Annual Miss America Pageant

1983-05-27

Brooke DeVille, 70th Annual Miss America Pageant

1984-07-17

Kandie Dunn, 70th Annual Miss America Pageant

1984-10-03

Elizabeth Horton, The 2007 Miss America Pageant

1985-01-10

Kelly Sloan, Miss America

1986-01-19

Loren Galler-Rabinowitz, The 2011 Miss America Pageant

1986-03-02

Emily Cox, The 2009 Miss America Pageant

1986-04-06

Tara Osseck, Miss America

1986-05-25

Melaina Shipwash, The 2011 Miss America Pageant

1986-08-06

Amanda Joseph, 2008 Miss America Pageant

1986-08-22

Erika Hebron, The 2011 Miss America Pageant

1986-12-03

Abby Hancock, The 2011 Miss America Pageant

1986-12-09

Katherine Putnam, Miss America

1986-9-10

Kristen Blair, Miss America

1986-9-22

Kathryn Knuttila, The 2011 Miss America Pageant

1987-06-19

Rachael Todd, Miss America

1987-07-21

Jen Corey, Miss America

1988-02-05

Caitlin Uze, The 2011 Miss America Pageant

1988-05-27

Kristy Cavinder, Miss America

1988-05-27

Allyn Rose, The 2013 Miss America Pageant

1988-06-10

Becki Ronen, Miss America

1988-08-07

Liz Cochran, Miss America

1988-08-17

Erin O'Connor, Miss America

1988-10-30

Courtney Thomas, The 2011 Miss America Pageant

1988-12-24

Ashley Davis, The 2011 Miss America Pageant

1989-04-12

Brittany Decker, The 2011 Miss America Pageant

1989-06-07

Ashley Melnick, The 2011 Miss America Pageant

1989-07-16

Genevieve Nutting, The 2012 Miss America Pageant

1989-10-05

Ann-Blair Thornton, The 2012 Miss America Pageant

1989-10-21

Sarah Beth James, The 2011 Miss America Pageant

1990-01-03

Natalie Davis, The 2012 Miss America Pageant

1990-07-04

Kelsi Crain, The 2011 Miss America Pageant

1993-02-06

Teresa Scanlan, The 2012 Miss America Pageant

Miss America - Weddings
Date Event
1987-01-03

Singer/Miss America Vanessa Williams marries Ramon T Hervey in NYC

Miss America - Deaths
Date Event
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

2008-10-18

Evelyn Ay, The All-Star MATCH GamE (Miss America & Sam Levenson)

2013-11-08

Don Weissmuller, Miss America


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