Alabama in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 107 of 107

  • 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.
  • 2009-12-14 75th Heisman Trophy Award: Mark Ingram, Jr., Alabama (RB)
  • 2012-07-17 17 people are wounded in a bar shooting in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 2013-11-21 The Alabama parole board grants posthumous pardons to three members of the Scottsboro boys
  • 2015-12-13 81st Heisman Trophy Award: Derrick Henry, Alabama (RB)
  • 2017-04-10 Alabama Governor Robert Bentley resigns over relationship with an aide and possible misuse of state funds to cover it up

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 134 of 134

  • 1961-04-22 Jimmy Key, Huntsville Alabama, pitcher (Blue Jays, NY Yanks, Orioles)
  • 1961-06-28 Jeff Malone, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Miami Heat), born in Mobile, Alabama

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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, American NBA forward (Phoenix, Rockets, Olympic gold 1996), born in Leeds, Alabama

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
  • 1967-12-13 Mike Mordecai, infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1968-04-20 LeShundra Nathan, heptathlete, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1968-07-04 Mark Lenzi, American 3m spring diver (Olympic gold 1992), born in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • 1969-06-12 Kevin Turner, NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles) and plaintiff against NFL (concussion case), born in Prattville, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • 1970-05-24 Nick Castaneda, pairs skater (& Dawn Piepenbrink), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1970-10-19 Benita Brooks, Miss Alabama USA (1996)
  • 1971-11-05 Erick Walder, Mobile Alabama, triple jumper
  • 1972-03-17 Mia Hamm, Selma Alabama, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
  • 1973-08-29 Leigh Sherer, Jasper Alabama, Miss America (Alabama-Top 10-1996)
  • 1973-11-26 John Zimmerman, pairs skater (& Steigler), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1974-06-03 Alison McCreary, Florence Alabama, Miss America (Alabama-4th-1997)
  • 1974-11-18 Autumn Smith, Miss USA-Alabama (1997, top 10)
  • 1975-02-18 Scott Tucker, 400m/800m freestyle relay (Olympics-96), born in Birmingham, Alabama

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1976-03-22 Reese Witherspoon, American actress (Pleasantville, Legally Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 1979-02-01 Jason Isbell, American singer (Drive-By Truckers), born in Green Hill, Alabama
  • 1979-02-08 Tara Tucker, Miss Alabama Teen USA (1997)
  • 1979-05-29 Luann Roberts, Miss Alabama Teen USA (1996)

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1984-05-29 Laverne Cox, American actress and LGBT advocate, born in Mobile, Alabama

Actress Laverne Cox
Actress
Laverne Cox

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1987-06-16 Diana DeGarmo, American singer (American Idol) and actress (The Young and the Restless), born in Birmingham, Alabama


Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths