Alabama in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 105 of 105

  • 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)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 122 of 122

  • 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
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