Updated at May 18, 2022 by BirthdayDBs Team
Cleavant Derricks is best known as Stage Actor who has born on May 15, 1953 in Tennessee. Currently, Cleavant Derricks is 69 years, 0 months and 3 days old. Cleavant Derricks will celebrate 70th birthday on Monday, 15th of May 2023. Below the countdown to Cleavant Derricks upcoming birthday.
Actor and singer who starred as James Early in the 1981 Broadway musical Dreamgirls. This role earned him both a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for Featured Actor in a Musical.
He started out as a Nashville gospel songwriter. He later traveled to New York to study acting.
He played Rembrandt Brown on a science fiction television series called Sliders.
His twin brother, Clinton, also had a career as a musician and actor.
He performed with Sheryl Lee Ralph in Dreamgirls.
Cleavant Derricks is 69 years old today.
Cleavant Derricks was born on May 15, 1953 in Tennessee.
Cleavant Derricks zodiac sign is Taurus.
Cleavant Derricks was best known as Stage Actor.
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Below are historical events that coincided with Cleavant Derricks's birthday including important historical events as well as births and deaths of historical figures.
|1969||People's Park: California Governor Ronald Reagan has an impromptu student park owned by the University of California at Berkeley fenced off from student anti-war protestors, sparking a riot.|
|1970||President Richard Nixon appoints Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington the first female United States Army generals.|
|1970||Philip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green are killed at Jackson State University by police during student protests.|
|1972||The Ryukyu Islands, under U.S. military governance since its conquest in 1945, reverts to Japanese control.|
|1972||In Laurel, Maryland, Arthur Bremer shoots and paralyzes Alabama Governor George Wallace while he is campaigning to become President.|
|1974||Ma'alot massacre: Members of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine attack and take hostages at an Israeli school; a total of 31 people are killed, including 22 schoolchildren.|
|1976||Aeroflot Flight 1802 crashes in Viktorovka, Chernihiv Raion, killing all 52 people on board.|
|1987||The Soviet Union launches the Polyus prototype orbital weapons platform. It fails to reach orbit.|
|1988||Soviet-Afghan War: After more than eight years of fighting, the Soviet Army begins to withdraw 115,000 troops from Afghanistan.|
|1991||Édith Cresson becomes France's first female Prime Minister.|
|1997||The United States government acknowledges the existence of the "Secret War" in Laos and dedicates the Laos Memorial in honor of Hmong and other "Secret War" veterans.|
|2004||Arsenal F.C. go an entire league campaign unbeaten in the English Premier League, joining Preston North End F.C with the right to claim the title "The Invincibles".|
|2008||California becomes the second U.S. state after Massachusetts in 2004 to legalize same-sex marriage after the state's own Supreme Court rules a previous ban unconstitutional.|
|2010||Jessica Watson becomes the youngest person to sail, non-stop and unassisted around the world solo.|
|2013||An upsurge in violence in Iraq leaves more than 389 people dead over three days.|
|1987||The birth of Michael Brantley, American baseball player|
|1987||The birth of Brian Dozier, American baseball player|
|1987||The birth of Mark Fayne, American ice hockey player|
|1987||The birth of Ersan İlyasova, Turkish basketball player|
|1987||The birth of Leonardo Mayer, Argentinian tennis player|
|1987||The birth of Andy Murray, Scottish tennis player|
|1988||The birth of Indrek Kajupank, Estonian basketball player|
|1988||The birth of Scott Laird, English footballer|
|1989||The birth of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, French footballer|
|1990||The birth of Jordan Eberle, Canadian ice hockey player|
|1990||The birth of Lee Jong-hyun, Korean guitarist|
|1990||The birth of Stella Maxwell, New Zealand model|
|1993||The birth of Jeremy Hawkins, New Zealand rugby league player|
|1996||The birth of Birdy, English singer-songwriter|
|1997||The birth of Ousmane Dembélé, French footballer|
|2008||The death of Alexander Courage, American composer and conductor (b. 1919)|
|2008||The death of Will Elder, American illustrator (b. 1921)|
|2009||The death of Bud Tingwell, Australian actor, director, and producer (b. 1923)|
|2009||The death of Wayman Tisdale, American basketball player and bass player (b. 1964)|
|2010||The death of Besian Idrizaj, Austrian footballer (b. 1987)|
|2010||The death of Loris Kessel, Swiss race car driver (b. 1950)|
|2012||The death of Carlos Fuentes, Mexican novelist and essayist (b. 1928)|
|2012||The death of Arno Lustiger, German historian and author (b. 1924)|
|2012||The death of Zakaria Mohieddin, Egyptian soldier and politician, 33rd Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1918)|
|2013||The death of Henrique Rosa, Bissau-Guinean politician, President of Guinea-Bissau (b. 1946)|
|2014||The death of Jean-Luc Dehaene, French-Belgian politician, 63rd Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1940)|
|2014||The death of Noribumi Suzuki, Japanese director and screenwriter (b. 1933)|
|2015||The death of Elisabeth Bing, German-American physical therapist and author (b. 1914)|
|2015||The death of Jackie Brookner, American sculptor and educator (b. 1945)|
|2015||The death of Garo Yepremian, Cypriot-American football player (b. 1944)|
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