Alabama in History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 103


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1807-02-19 VP Aaron Burr arrested in Alabama for treason; later acquitted

3rd Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr
3rd Vice President of the United States
Aaron Burr

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1814-03-27 Battle at Horseshoe Bend: General Andrew Jackson defeats the Red Sticks, part of the Creek Indian tribe near Dadeville, Alabama

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • 1817-03-03 Mississippi Territory is divided into Alabama Territory & Mississippi
  • 1819-12-14 Alabama admitted to Union as 22nd state
  • 1841-12-31 Alabama becomes 1st state to license dental surgeons
  • 1856-02-01 Auburn University is chartered as the East Alabama Male College.
  • 1856-03-09 Sigma Alpha Epsilon is founded in the Johnston Mansion House on the University of Alabama
  • 1861-01-04 US Ft Morgan, Mobile, seized by Alabama
  • 1861-01-05 Alabama troops seize Forts Morgan & Gaines at Mobile Bay
  • 1861-01-11 Alabama secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
  • 1861-02-08 Confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery, Alabama (US Civil War)

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1861-02-18 Confederate President Jefferson Davis inaugurated at Montgomery, Alabama (US Civil War)

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • 1862-05-15 Confederate ship Alabama launched as the Enrica at Birkenhead, England, where she had been built in secret
  • 1863-01-11 Naval engagement near Galveston between CSS Alabama & USS Hatteras
  • 1863-06-05 CSS "Alabama" captures "Tailsman" in Mid Atlantic
  • 1863-09-05 Bread revolt in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1864-06-11 Confederate warship CSS Alabama runs into harbor of Cherbourg
  • 1864-06-19 CSS "Alabama" sunk by USS "Kearsarge" off Cherbourg, France
  • 1864-08-06 Confederate forces evacuate Fort Powell in Mobile Bay, Alabama
  • 1864-08-08 Union troops/fleet occupy Fort Gaines, Alabama
  • 1864-08-23 Union troops/fleet occupy Fort Morgan, Alabama
  • 1864-09-04 Bread riots in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1865-04-01 -9] Battle at Blakely Alabama
  • 1865-04-14 Mobile, Alabama is captured
  • 1867-04-01 Blacks vote in municipal election in Tuscumbia, Alabama
  • 1868-02-24 1st US parade with floats (Mardi Gras-Mobile Alabama)
  • 1871-02-27 Meeting of Alabama claims commission
  • 1871-05-08 British-US treaty ends Alabama dispute

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1881-07-04 Booker T. Washington establishes Tuskegee Institute (Alabama)

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington
  • 1883-02-23 Alabama becomes 1st US state to enact an antitrust law
  • 1890-10-15 Alabama Penny Savings Bank organizes in Birmingham
  • 1894-07-16 Many negro miners in Alabama killed by striking white miners
  • 1907-12-20 Explosion at Yolande Alabama, coal mine kills 91
  • 1909-11-07 Knights of St Peter Claver founded in Mobile, Alabama; Ladies Auxiliary formed in 1922
  • 1919-12-11 Boll weevil monument dedicated in Enterprise, Alabama
  • 1920-04-20 Tornadoes kill 219 in Alabama & Mississippi
  • 1922-01-03 1st living person identified on a US coin (Thomas E Kirby) on the Alabama Centennial half-dollar
  • 1925-09-05 112 F (44°C), Centerville, Alabama (state record)
  • 1926-09-16 -22] Hurricane in Florida & Alabama, kills 372
  • 1931-03-25 Scottsboro Boys (accused of raping a white woman) arrested in Alabama
  • 1937-07-24 Alabama drops charges against 5 blacks accused of rape in Scottsboro
  • 1938-08-24 Virgil Trucks strikes out his 418th batter, highest season total in organized ball-for Andalusia in an Alabama-Florida League game
  • 1943-05-25 Riot at Mobile, Alabama, shipyard over upgrading 12 black workers
  • 1944-08-10 Race riots in Athens, Alabama
  • 1946-04-13 Eddie Klepp, a white pitcher signed by defending Negro League champ Cleveland Buckeyes, is barred from field in Birmingham Alabama
  • 1947-12-19 1948 NFL Draft: Harry Gilmer from University of Alabama first pick by Washington Redskins
  • 1948-05-01 Glenn Taylor, Idaho Senator, arrested in Birmingham, Alabama, for trying to enter a meeting through a door marked "for Negroes"
  • 1951-11-25 17 die in a train crash in Woodstock, Alabama

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1953-10-08 Birmingham, Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson's Negro-White All-Stars from playing there Robinson gives in & drops white players from his group

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1955-04-13 20.33" (51.64 cm) of rainfall, Axis, Alabama (state record)
  • 1955-11-03 Alabama woman bruised by a meteor

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1955-12-01 Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to move to the back of a bus and give her seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama

Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Activist
Rosa Parks
  • 1955-12-05 Historic bus boycott begins in Montgomery Alabama by Rosa Parks
  • 1956-02-03 Autherine Lucy admitted to University of Alabama, suspended 2/7 after a riot
  • 1956-02-06 University of Alabama suspends African-American student Autherine Lucy claiming that it can no longer provide for her safety
  • 1956-02-15 Pirates & KC As cancel an exhibition game in Birmingham Alabama, because of local ordinance barring black from playing against white
  • 1956-08-09 1st state-wide state-supported educational TV network, Alabama
  • 1956-11-13 US Supreme court rules race separation on buses in Alabama unconstitutional
  • 1961-05-14 Bus with 1st group of Freedom Riders bombed & burned in Alabama
  • 1961-05-20 White mob attacks "Freedom Riders" in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1961-10-31 Federal judge rules that lasw in Birmingham, Alabama, against integrated playing fields are illegal

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1963-01-14 George Wallace sworn in as Governor of Alabama, his address states "segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!"

Politician and Segregationist George Wallace
Politician and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • 1963-05-11 Racial bomb attacks in Birmingham Alabama
  • 1963-05-12 Race riot in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1963-06-11 Gov Wallace tries to prevent blacks registering at University of Alabama
  • 1963-09-02 Alabama Governor George Wallace prevents integration of Tuskegee High School
  • 1963-09-09 Alabama Governor George Wallace served a federal injunction to stop orders of state police to bar black students from enrolling in white schools
  • 1963-09-10 20 black students entered public schools in Alabama
  • 1965-03-07 Alabama state troopers & 600 black protestors clash in Selma

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1965-03-21 Martin Luther King Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1965-05-30 Vivian Malone is 1st black to graduate from University of Alabama
  • 1966-01-30 -27°F (-33°C), New Market, Alabama (state record)

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1966-07-31 Alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1967-02-07 A fire at a restaurant in Montgomery, Alabama kills 25 people.
  • 1969-08-17 Hurricane Camille strikes US coastline and kills 259 people (mainly in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana)
  • 1972-05-15 Assassination attempt on US Governor George Wallace of Alabama by Arthur Bremer in Laurel, Md
  • 1972-08-04 Arthur Bremer jailed for 63 years for shooting Alabama Gov Wallace
  • 1972-12-02 "December Giant" largest sinkhole in US collapses (Alabama)
  • 1973-10-27 Alabama sets offensive record (828 yds), beats Virginia Tech 77-6
  • 1975-03-22 A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes dangerous lowering of cooling water levels.
  • 1977-06-22 Former AG John Mitchell starts 19 months in Alabama prison
  • 1979-09-12 Hurricane Frederick hits Mobile Alabama; 5 die & $23 million damage
  • 1979-10-30 Richard Arrington, Jr. is elected the first African American mayor in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1982-08-05 Stephabue Hix, of Alabama, 18, crowned Miss National Teen-Ager
  • 1982-12-29 Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant ends his career with Alabama (323 wins)
  • 1983-01-17 Alabama Governor George Wallace, becomes governor for a record 4th time
  • 1983-06-21 Stephanie Kay Ashmore, of Alabama, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1985-06-04 Supreme Court strikes down Alabama "moment of silence" law
  • 1986-06-24 Guy Hunt elected 1st Republican governor of Alabama in 112 years
  • 1987-01-19 Guy Hunt becomes Alabama's 1st Republican governor since 1874
  • 1987-05-21 Xignals PC Board BBS begins in Alabama
  • 1991-07-10 L'Express Airlines Beechcraft C-99 crashes in Alabama, killing 13
  • 1994-03-27 Church in Piedmont Alabama collapses in tornado, 19 killed
  • 1995-01-15 Southern Alabama begins using new area code 334
  • 1997-06-29 Tyrenda Williams, 18, of Alabama, crowned 40th America's Junior Miss
  • 1998-02-14 Authorities in the United States announce that Eric Robert Rudolph is a suspect in an Alabama abortion clinic bombing.
  • 2001-08-01 Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has a Ten Commandments monument installed in the judiciary building, leading to a lawsuit to have it removed and his own removal from office.
  • 2002-05-22 American civil rights movement: a jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church.
  • 2003-08-22 Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is suspended after refusing to comply with a federal court order to remove a rock inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the Alabama Supreme Court building.
  • 2007-03-01 Tornadoes swarm across the southern United States, killing at least 20; eight of the deaths were at a high school in Enterprise, Alabama.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 119

  • 1847-01-20 W R Pettiford, Founder (Alabama Penny Savings Bank)

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1873-11-16 W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), born in Florence, Alabama (d. 1958)

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy

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1880-06-27 Helen Keller, American blind-deaf author and lecturer, born in Tuscumbia, Alabama (d. 1968)

Author Helen Keller
Author
Helen Keller
  • 1888-10-09 Hank Patterson, Alabama, actor (Gunsmoke, Fred Ziffel-Green Acres)
  • 1891-01-07 Zora Neale Hurston, Notasulga Alabama, American writer
  • 1901-12-20 Robert Van de Graaff, Alabama, physicist (Mobility of Gaseous Ions)
  • 1903-05-13 Paul Page, actor (Girl From Havana, Moth), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1907-05-11 Rip Sewell, American baseball player, born in Decatur, Alabama (d. 1989)
  • 1908-10-09 James E Folsom, (Alabama-Gov, 1947-51, 1955-59)
  • 1911-06-20 Gail Patrick, actress (My Man Godfrey, Love Crazy), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1912-10-03 Gabriel Julian, original pianist of Bobby Byrne Orchestra, arranger for Glenn Miller and founder Alabama Cavaliers Jazz Ens

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1913-02-04 Rosa Parks, Tuskegee Alabama, American civil rights activist (bus protestor)

Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Activist
Rosa Parks
  • 1913-02-14 Mel Allen, American sportscaster (voice of NY Yankees), born in Birmingham, Alabama

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1913-09-12 Jesse Owens, American track and field star who spoiled Hitler's 1936 Olympics with 4 gold medals, born in Oakville, Alabama (d. 1980)

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens

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1914-05-13 Joe Louis, American world heavyweight boxing champion (1937-49), born in Lafayette, Alabama (d. 1981)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1916-04-26 Virgil Trucks, MLB picther (two-time All Star), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2013)
  • 1916-05-28 Walker Percy, writer (Adventures of a Bad Catholic), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1917-03-07 Davis Roberts, actor (Mr Johnson-Boone), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1917-03-11 Robert L Carter, Caryville, Florida, American civil rights activist and judge (Brown v. Board of Education, NAACP v. Alabama) (d. 2012)
  • 1917-04-07 R G Armstrong, actor (T.H.E. Cat), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • 1918-05-24 Coleman Young, 1st African American Mayor of Detroit, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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1919-03-17 Nat "King" Cole, singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1965)

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole

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1919-08-25 George Wallace, American politician (Gov-D-Ala) and presidential candidate, born in Clio, Alabama (d. 1998)

Politician and Segregationist George Wallace
Politician and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • 1921-06-19 Howell T Heflin, (Sen-D-Alabama, 1979- )

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1922-03-18 Fred Shuttlesworth, American civil rights activist, born in Mount Meigs, Alabama (d. 2011)

Civil Rights Activist Fred Shuttlesworth
Civil Rights Activist
Fred Shuttlesworth
  • 1923-01-05 Sam [Samuel] Phillips, Florence Alabama, record producer and founder of Sun Records (launched Elvis Presley's career)

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1923-09-17 Hank Williams, American country singer (Cold, Cold Heart, Hey Good Lookin'), born in Mount Olive, Alabama (d. 1953)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams

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1926-04-28 [Nelle] Harper Lee, American author (To Kill a Mockingbird), born in Monroeville Alabama (d. 2016)

Author Harper Lee
Author
Harper Lee
  • 1928-11-29 Yolande Betbeze Fox, Miss America 1951, first to refuse to parade in a swimsuit, born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • 1929-10-05 Autherine Lucy, Shiloh, Alabama, 1st African American to enroll in University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
  • 1930-12-31 Odetta [Odetta Holmes], American folk singer (Sanctuary), actress and civil rights activist, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2008)
  • 1931-01-25 Dean Jones, actor (Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, The Love Bug), born in Decatur, Alabama (d. 2015)

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1931-05-06 Willie Mays, American baseball centerfielder (Giants, NY Mets), "Say Hey Kid" (660 HRs, MVP 1954), born in Westfield, Alabama

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1932-09-11 Herbert "Sonny" Leon Callahan, (Rep-R-Alabama, 1985- )
  • 1932-09-26 Clifton C Williams Jr, Mobile Alabama, Major USMC/astronaut
  • 1933-04-07 Wayne Rogers, actor (M*A*S*H, House Calls), born in Birmingham Alabama (d. 2015)
  • 1934-02-05 Henry 'Hank' Aaron, Mobile Alabama, baseball player (record 755 HRs, 1957 NL MVP)

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1934-07-22 Louise Fletcher, actress (One Flew over Cuckoo's Nest), born in Birmingham, Alabama

  • 1935-06-25 Eddie Floyd, singer/composer (California Girl, Falcons), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1937-02-15 Terry Everett, (Rep-R-Alabama)
  • 1937-06-02 Jimmy Jones, American singer-songwriter (Handy Man), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • 1937-11-10 Albert Hall, Boothton Alabama, actor (Trouble in Mind, Ryan's 4)
  • 1938-06-24 Don Mincher, Huntsville, Alabama, Major League Baseball first baseman, (d. 2012)

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1938-12-16 Jimmie Lee Jackson, Marion Alabama, American civil rights protestor

Civil Rights Protestor Jimmie Lee Jackson
Civil Rights Protestor
Jimmie Lee Jackson
  • 1939-11-24 Jim Yester, rock vocalist/guitarist (Association), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1939-12-17 Eddie Kendricks, Alabama, American singer-songwriter (The Temptations-My Girl, Boogie Down)

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1941-03-18 Wilson Pickett, American R&B singer (Funky Broadway), born in Prattville, Alabama (d. 2006)

R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter
Wilson Pickett

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1942-02-20 Mitch McConnell, American politician, (Senator-R-KY, 1985-, and Senate Majority Leader 2015- ), born in Sheffield, Alabama

US Senator Mitch McConnell
US Senator
Mitch McConnell

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1942-05-05 Tammy Wynette [Virginia Pugh], American country singer (Stand by your Man), born in Itawamba County, Mississippi (d. 1998)

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1942-08-19 Fred Thompson, US senator (R-Tenn)/actor (In the Line of Fire), born in Sheffield, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • 1942-10-12 Melvin Franklin, Montgomery Alabama, musician (The Temptations)
  • 1942-11-27 Henry Carr, American athlete (200m/4x400m Olympic golds 1964), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1943-02-03 Dennis Edwards, American lead singer of The Temptations ("Papa was a Rollin' Stone"), born in Fairfield, Alabama
  • 1943-05-08 Toni Tennille, female Beachboy (Capt & Tennille), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1943-06-08 Willie Davenport, Troy Alabama, American bobsledder/hurdler (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1944-02-05 J R Cobb, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section, Classic IV), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1944-09-21 Fannie Flagg, actress/comediene (Candid Camera), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1944-10-03 Bob Riley, American politician, governor of Alabama
  • 1945-12-25 Ken "The Snake" Stabler, NFL quarterback (Oak Raiders, Super Bowl XI), born in Foley, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • 1946-12-18 Hubie Green, PGA golfer (US Open 1977), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1946-12-25 Jimmy Buffet, Mobile Alabama, vocalist (Margaritaville)
  • 1947-04-02 Emmylou Harris, country singer (Together Again), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1947-08-22 Bud Cramer, (Rep-D-Alabama)

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1947-09-10 Larry Nelson, American professional golfer (three-time Major Championship winner), born in Fort Payne, Alabama

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Larry Nelson
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Larry Nelson
  • 1948-09-13 Nell Carter, actress (Nell-Gimme a Break, Lobo), born in Birmingham, Alabama

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1948-10-29 Kate Jackson, actress (Rookies, Charlie's Angels), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Actress Kate Jackson
Actress
Kate Jackson
  • 1949-01-30 William King, Alabama, soul trumpeteer (Commodores-Easy)
  • 1949-03-03 James S Voss, Cordova Alabama, Major USA/astronaut (STS 44, 53, 69)

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1949-06-20 Lionel Richie, American singer (Commodores, Hello, Penny Lover), born in Tuskegee, Alabama

  • 1949-11-14 Terry Lee Johnson, Alabama, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • 1951-10-25 Ransom Wilson, Tuscaloosa Alabama, flutist (Soliste NY)
  • 1952-08-17 Kathryn C Thornton, PhD/astronaut (STS 33, 49, 61, 73), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1954-01-25 Condredge Holloway, Alabama, CFL quarterback (Ottawa, Toronto)

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1954-11-14 Condoleezza Rice, 1st female African-American U.S. Secretary of State (2005-09), born in Birmingham, Alabama

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
US Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice
  • 1955-05-11 Mark Herndon, country drummer (Alabama-Take Me Down), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

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1956-07-31 Michael Biehn, American actor (Rampage, Hog Wild, Aliens, Abyss), born in Anniston, Alabama

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1956-10-17 Mae Jemison, 1st African American woman in space (STS 47), born in Decatur, Alabama

Astronaut and Physician Mae Jemison
Astronaut and Physician
Mae Jemison
  • 1958-01-30 Brett Butler, comedienne (Grace-Grace Under Fire), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1958-02-08 "Sensational" Sherri Martel, American professional wrestler (WWF), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2007)
  • 1958-06-04 Julie Gholson, actress (Where the Lilies Bloom), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1958-10-27 Lee Carter, Alabama Judge of the 25th Judicial Circuit
  • 1959-07-04 Bill McCorvey, singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1959-08-26 Kathryn P Hire, Mobile Alabama, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (sk: STS 90)
  • 1960-10-12 Stephen Brent Lowery, PGA golfer (1994 Sprint), born in Birmingham, Alabama

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1960-11-01 Tim Cook, American businessman (CEO of Apple Inc. 2011-), born in Mobile, Alabama

CEO of Apple Tim Cook
CEO of Apple
Tim Cook
  • 1961-04-22 Jimmy Key, Huntsville Alabama, pitcher (Blue Jays, NY Yanks, Orioles)

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1961-07-01 Carl Lewis [Frederick], sprinter and long jumper (Oly-9 gold-84-96), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 1961-10-31 Alonzo Babers, 400m/4X400m relay (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1962-07-18 Jensen Buchanan, American actress (Vicky/Marley-Another World), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1962-08-19 Nancy Ramsbottom, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's-2nd), born in Birmingham, Alabama

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1962-10-19 Evander Holyfield, American boxer (Olympic bronze 1988) and world champion (1990-92), born in Atmore, Alabama

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1963-02-20 Charles Barkley, Leads Alabama, NBA forward (Phoenix, Rockets, Oly-gold-96)

NBA Power Forward Charles Barkley
NBA Power Forward
Charles Barkley
  • 1963-06-13 Jeff Brehaut, Mountain View CA, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Alabama-3rd)
  • 1963-09-05 Dave Brantley, Florence Alabama, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1963-12-10 Michael Lofton, fencer-sabre (Olympics-96), born in Montgomery, Alabama

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1964-06-15 Courteney Cox, American actress (Monica Geller on Friends), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Actress Courteney Cox
Actress
Courteney Cox
  • 1965-04-09 Hal Morris, Fort Rucker Alabama, infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1966-02-22 Resha Riggins, Miss Alabama (1990), born in Trussville Alabama
  • 1966-10-19 Dave Veres, pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Montgomery, Alabama

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1932-12-18 Civil rights activist Rosa Parks (19) weds Raymond Parks (29) in Montgomery, Alabama

Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Activist
Rosa Parks

HeartWedding of Interest

1962-08-25 Retired general Colin Powell (25) weds audiologist Alma Johnson (24) at the First Congregational Church in Birmingham, Alabama

US General & Secretary of State Colin Powell
US General & Secretary of State
Colin Powell
  • 2005-06-16 "American Idol" singer Bo Bice (29) weds Caroline Fisher at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Alabama
  • 2008-06-14 Country singer Sara Evans (37) weds former University of Alabama quarterback Jay Barker (35) in Franklin, Tennessee
  • 2008-10-25 Olympic gold medal-winning skier Picabo Street (37) weds John Reeser (31) on top of Alabama's Prospect Mountain in Hanceville

Famous Deaths

  • 1968-05-07 Lurleen Burns, wife of George Wallace/gov of Alabama, dies at 41
  • 1987-11-21 James E Folsom, (Alabama-Gov, 1947-51, 1955-59), dies at 79