Famous People Who Have Lived in Miami:
Madonna, Sylvester Stallone, Sidney Poitier, Don Johnson, Edward James Olmos, Andy
Garcia, Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada, Enrique Iglesias,
Deborah Harry, Dave Barry, Jose Canseco, Steve Carlton, Dan Marino, and Janet Reno.
Miami History – Important Notes:
During the 1980's the city received a lot of extra attention thanks to 2 different
forms of entertainment: the television show Miami Vice and the band Miami Sound
Thousands of Cubans flocked to Miami after Fidel Castro came to power in 1959.
Miami was the center of a custody battle that received worldwide attention in 1999
when 6-year old Elian Gonzalez was taken from Cuba by his mother. She did not survive
the trip and a battle ensued over whether or not Elian would be granted citizenship
or be sent back to Cuba.