In Greenfield Township on July 30, 1863, American industrialist Henry Ford was born. Ford was the founder of the Ford Motor Company.
Gilda Susan Radner was born in Detroit on June 28, 1946. Gilda was an American comedian and actress. She was married to fellow actor Gene Wilder from 1984 until her death from ovarian cancer in May of 1989.
Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. was born in Lansing on August 14, 1959. Magic is a retired American professional basketball player. He was the Los Angeles Lakers #1 draft pick in 1979 and played his entire career (1979-1996) with the Lakers. He retired the first time in 1991 after announcing that he had contracted HIV.