New Orleans in History

Louisiana: Baton Rouge - Shreveport

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 102

  • 1718-05-07 The city of New Orleans was founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville .
  • 1718-08-25 Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans founded
  • 1778-04-01 New Orleans businessman Oliver Pollock creates the "$" symbol
  • 1788-03-21 Fire destroys 856 buildings in New Orleans Louisiana
  • 1803-01-12 US Senate approves Thomas Jefferson's nomination of James Monroe and Robert Livingstone to negotiate purchase New Orleans from France
  • 1803-12-20 French flag lowered in New Orleans to mark formal transfer of Louisiana Purchase from France to US for $27M
  • 1811-10-29 1st Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans
  • 1812-01-12 1st cargo arrives in New Orleans by steam, from Natchez
  • 1814-12-27 Destruction of schooner Carolina, the last of Commodore Daniel Patterson's make-shift fleet that fought a series of delaying actions that contributed to Andrew Jackson's victory at the Battle of New Orleans.
  • 1815-01-08 Battle of New Orleans (War of 1812); the war had ended on 24th December 1814 but none of the combatants knew
  • 1816-10-07 1st double decked steamboat, Washington, arrives in New Orleans
  • 1827-02-27 1st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans
  • 1830-01-13 Great fire in New Orleans thought to be set by rebel slaves
  • 1835-03-03 Congress authorizes a US mint at New Orleans Louisiana
  • 1835-06-19 New Orleans gives US government Jackson Square to be used as a mint
  • 1838-03-08 US mint in New Orleans begins operation (producing dimes)
  • 1855-02-14 Texas is linked by telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas.
  • 1858-03-02 Frederick Cook, New Orleans, patents a cotton-bale metallic tie
  • 1861-01-31 State of Louisiana takes over US Mint at New Orleans (U.S Civil War)
  • 1861-03-31 Confederacy takes over mint at New Orleans (US Civil War)
  • 1861-05-26 Union blockades New Orleans LA & Mobile AL
  • 1861-05-31 Mint at New Orleans closes

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1862-04-25 Capture of New Orleans LA by the Union under Flag Officer Farragut

US Civil War Admiral David Farragut
US Civil War Admiral
David Farragut
  • 1862-04-29 New Orleans falls to Union forces during US Civil War
  • 1862-05-01 Major General Benjamin Butler's Union forces occupy New Orleans in US Civil War
  • 1862-05-15 Major Gen Benjamin F Butler issues order (New Orleans) that confederate women abusing union soldiers be treated as whores
  • 1862-06-07 Gen B Butler orders William Mumford hanged after he removed & destroyed US flag on display over New Orleans Mint
  • 1864-10-04 New Orleans Tribune, 1st black daily newspaper, forms
  • 1866-07-30 New Orleans's Democratic government orders police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.
  • 1867-05-07 Blacks stage ride-in to protest segregation in New Orleans
  • 1868-09-22 Race riots in New Orleans, La
  • 1869-06-10 'Agnes'arrives in New Orleans with 1st ever shipment of frozen beef
  • 1872-04-10 1st National black convention meets in New Orleans
  • 1876-10-23 New Orleans Mint reopens as an assay office
  • 1877-04-24 Last federal occupying troops withdraw from the South (New Orleans)
  • 1878-07-12 Fever epidemic in New Orleans begin, it will kill 4,500
  • 1881-03-07 Southern University opens in New Orleans
  • 1895-02-15 23 cm (9 inches) of snow falls on New Orleans
  • 1896-06-26 1st movie theater in the US opens - Vitascope Hall in New Orleans, charging 10 cents for admission
  • 1899-02-13 -1°F (-18°C) New Orleans, La
  • 1900-07-24 Race riot in New Orleans, 2 white policemen killed
  • 1903-12-30 American Political Science Association founded at New Orleans
  • 1919-10-27 Axeman of New Orleans claims last victim
  • 1922-03-30 WWL-AM in New Orleans LA begins radio transmissions
  • 1925-09-13 1st US University for Blacks, Xavier University, opens in New Orleans
  • 1929-01-12 Seatrain (RR cars on ships) service begins, New Orleans-Havana
  • 1930-02-04 1st tieless, soundless, shockless streetcar tracks, New Orleans
  • 1930-12-29 Fred P Newton completes longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minn, to New Orleans
  • 1933-06-21 1st Great Lakes-to-Gulf of Mexico barge trip completed, New Orleans
  • 1942-06-30 US Mint in New Orleans ceases operation
  • 1948-12-18 WDSU TV channel 6 in New Orleans, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1952-03-30 Patty Berg wins LPGA New Orleans Women's Golf Open
  • 1953-03-29 Patty Berg wins LPGA New Orleans Women's Golf Open
  • 1954-04-11 Marlene Bauer wins LPGA New Orleans Golf Open
  • 1957-02-13 Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans
  • 1957-04-01 WYES TV channel 12 in New Orleans, LA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957-09-07 WWL TV channel 4 in New Orleans, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1959-02-01 WVUE TV channel 8 in New Orleans, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1960-11-14 Riot due to school integration in New Orleans
  • 1962-04-20 New Orleans Citizens Co gives free 1-way ride to blacks to move North
  • 1965-10-02 Pope Paul VI named MR Perey bishop's helper of New Orleans
  • 1966-11-01 NFL awards New Orleans its 16th franchise (All Saints Day)
  • 1967-01-09 NFL New Orleans' franchise takes name "Saints"
  • 1967-01-27 New Orleans Saints sign their 1st player (Paige Cothren-kicker)
  • 1967-03-08 New Orleans Saints begin selling season tickets (20,000 sold 1st day)
  • 1967-08-02 New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season game, they lose to LA Rams 16-77
  • 1967-08-12 New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season victory, beat St Louis 23-14
  • 1967-09-17 New Orleans Saints 1st NFL game, they lose to LA Rams 27-13
  • 1967-10-16 WGNO TV channel 26 in New Orleans, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1967-11-05 New Orleans Saints 1st NFL victory, beat Philadelphia Eagles 31-24
  • 1969-08-31 25,000 attend New Orleans Pop Festival
  • 1969-10-05 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks 55-yard field goal
  • 1969-11-02 NFL record of 12 passing touchdowns, New Orleans Billy Kilmer & St L Charlie Johnson pass for 6 touchdowns each
  • 1970-01-11 Super Bowl IV: KC Chiefs beat Minnesota Vikings, 23-7 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Len Dawson, Kansas City, QB
  • 1970-11-08 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 yard field goal
  • 1972-01-16 Super Bowl VI: Dallas Cowboys-24, Miami-3 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Roger Staubach, Dallas, QB
  • 1973-11-04 New Orleans Saints 1st shutout victory, 13-0 vs Buffalo Bills
  • 1974-10-17 NBA New Orleans Jazz begin a 28 game road losing streak
  • 1975-01-12 Super Bowl IX: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Minnesota Vikings, 16-6 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Franco Harris, Pittsburgh, RB
  • 1975-02-07 NBA New Orleans Jazz end a 28 game road losing streak

Sports record brokenNBA Record

1977-02-25 New Orleans' Pete Maravich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 pts

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich
  • 1977-11-12 New Orleans elects 1st black mayor, Ernest "Dutch" Morial
  • 1978-05-01 1st black mayor of New Orleans (Ernest Morial) inaugurated
  • 1980-12-14 New Orleans Saints end 14 game losing streak, beat NY Jets 21-20
  • 1981-01-22 O A "Bum" Phillips becomes head coach of New Orleans Saints
  • 1981-01-25 Super Bowl XV: Oakland Raiders beat Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Jim Plunkett, Oakland, QB
  • 1981-04-29 1981 NFL Draft: George Rogers from University of South Carolina first pick by New Orleans Saints
  • 1982-09-19 New Orleans Saints 1st road shutout victory beating Chicago Bears 10-0
  • 1983-09-18 New Orleans Saints 1st OT victory; beating Chicago Bears 34-31
  • 1984-05-12 World of Rivers world exposition opens in New Orleans
  • 1985-05-31 New Orleans Saints are sold for $70,204,000
  • 1986-01-26 Super Bowl XX: Chicago Bears beat NE Patriots, 46-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Richard Dent, Chicago, DE
  • 1986-09-21 New Orleans Saints Mel Gray returns kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown
  • 1987-11-01 New Orleans Saints shutout Atlanta Falcons 38-0
  • 1987-11-29 New Orleans Saints win, assuring their 1st winning NFL season
  • 1988-08-18 Republican Convention in New Orleans select Bush-Quayle ticket

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1990-01-28 Super Bowl XXIV: SF 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • 1997-01-20 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in New Orleans LA on KKND 106.7 FM
  • 1997-01-26 Super Bowl XXXI: Green Bay Packers beat NE Patriots, 35-21 in New Orleans

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2002-02-03 Super Bowl XXXVI: New England Patriots beat St. Louis Rams, 20-17 at the Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans MVP: Tom Brady, New England, QB

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady

Famous Birthdays

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  • 1837-06-22 Paul Morphy, greatest chess player of all time (1857-61), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1865-12-19 Minnie Maddern Fiske, actress (Henrik Ibsen's plays), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1868-04-25 John Bevins Moisant, pioneer aviator, first to cross English Channel with passenger and a cat, killed in New Orleans whose present day airport was originally name for him. (D. 1910)
  • 1890-01-05 Cora Witherspoon, actress (Bank Dick), dies, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1890-10-20 Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, jazz pianist/composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1897-10-11 Russell Collins, New Orleans LA

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1901-08-04 Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (Hello Dolly), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1971)

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • 1905-01-13 Percy Humphrey, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • 1906-07-17 John Carroll, [Julian LaFaye], actor (Wolf Call), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1907-12-03 Connee Boswell, singer (Pete Kelly's Blue), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1908-08-30 Willie Bryant, singer (Sugar Hill Times), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1910-09-03 Kitty Carlisle, American actress and television personality, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2007)
  • 1910-12-07 Louis Prima, New Orleans Luisiana, American musician (That Old Black Magic)

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1911-10-26 Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer (Whole World in his Hands), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Gospel Singer Mahalia Jackson
Gospel Singer
Mahalia Jackson
  • 1914-11-02 Ray Walston, actor (My Favorite Martian, Damn Yankees), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1914-12-10 Dorothy Lamour, [Mary Kaumeyer], actress and singer (Road to Bali), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1918-04-14 Mary Healy, actress (2nd Fiddle, He Married his Wife), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1918-12-19 'Professor Longhair' Henry Roeland Byrd, Bogalusa, Louisiana, New Orleans blues singer and pianist
  • 1920-07-17 Bill Monroe, newscaster (NBC-TV, Congressional Report), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1921-01-31 Mario Lanza, actor/singer (Great Caruso, Toast of New Orleans), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1922-06-13 Mel Parnell [Melvin], Major League Baseball pitcher (Boston Red Socks, 1947-56), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • 1922-11-07 Al Hirt, jazz trumpeter (Greatest Horn in the World), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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1924-09-30 Truman Capote, American author (In Cold Blood), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 1924-10-25 Earl Palmer, American rock and roll drummer (Wrecking Crew), born in New Orleans (d. 2008)
  • 1924-12-24 [Irving] Lee Dorsey, Pop and R&B singer (Working in the Coal Mines), born in New Orleans, Louisiana, (d. 1986)
  • 1925-04-30 Johnny Horton, country music and rockabilly singer (The Battle of New Orleans), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1960)
  • 1925-06-16 Faith Domergue, actress (House of 7 Corpses), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1925-09-10 Roy James Brown, boxer/soul singer (Good Rockin' Tonight), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1926-03-30 Werner Torkanowsky, conductor (New Orleans Symph), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1926-05-06 Marguerite Piazza, operatic soprano (Young Broadway), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • 1926-07-21 Paul Burke, American actor (Thomas Crown Affair, Neal-Dynasty), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1926-11-25 Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (Star Trek Cage, The Searchers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1927-02-05 Val Dufour, actor (Eugenie Grandet, Another World), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1927-03-06 Norman Treigle, bass-baritone, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1927-12-28 Anne Armstrong, US ambassador and first female counsel to the President, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, (d. 2008)
  • 1928-12-21 Ed Nelson, American actor (Peyton Place, A Long Came a Spider), born in New Orleans, Louisiana, (d. 2014)
  • 1929-07-15 Charles Anthony [Caruso], tenor (2,928 performances at Metropolitan Opera), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • 1930-07-03 Pete Fountain, jazz clarinetist (Lawrence Welk TV show 1957-59), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2016)
  • 1931-05-31 Shirley Verrett, mezzo-soprano (Cassandra-Les Troyens), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1934-01-26 Huey "Piano" Smith, American rhythm and blues pianist (Rockin' Pneumonia & Boogie Woogie Flu, Having a Good Time), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1934-02-07 Earl King [Solomon Johnson], American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Come On), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1935-05-21 Terry Lightfoot, clarinetist/bandleader (New Orleans Jazzmen)
  • 1936-02-22 Ernie K-Doe [Ernest Kador Jr], African-American R&B singer (Mother-in-Law"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1937-02-01 Garrett Morris, actor (SNL, Martin, Carwash), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1937-12-17 Art Neville, vocalist (Neville Brothers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1938-05-17 Pervis Jackson, American R&B singer (Spinners), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2008)
  • 1939-05-07 Marco St John, actor (Rayford-Ball Four), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1939-06-06 Gary "US" Bonds, [Anderson], Fla, singer/songwriter (New Orleans)

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1939-10-18 Lee Harvey Oswald, American assassin of JFK, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1963)

Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald
Ex-soldier, drifter
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • 1939-11-13 Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, (d. 2014)
  • 1939-12-17 James Booker, R&B musician (Gonzo), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1940-11-21 Dr. John [Rebennack], American vocalist (I Was in Right Place), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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1941-10-04 Anne Rice, author (Interview with a Vampire), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Author Anne Rice
Author
Anne Rice
  • 1943-01-26 Jean Knight [Jean Caliste], American soul, funk and R&B singer (Mr Big Stuff), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1943-02-09 James King, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1968), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1943-11-28 Randy Newman, vocalist (Short People, Love LA, Raindrops), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1945-02-13 King Floyd, American singer-songwriter (Groove Me), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2006)
  • 1945-09-10 Tom Ligon, actor (Joyride), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1945-12-05 J W "Corkey" Fornof, stunt coordinator (Octopussy), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1947-07-10 Arlo Guthrie, singer (Alice's Restaurant, City of New Orleans), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-11-25 John Larroquette, actor (Dan Fielding-Night Court), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948-01-10 Cyril Neville, US singer and percussionist (Neville Brothers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948-07-29 Neal Walk, American basketball player (Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Jazz, NY Knicks), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1948-09-29 Bryant Gumbel, sportscaster/TV host (Today Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948-10-26 Marshall Colt, actor (Eric-Lottery), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948-12-25 Merry Clayton, American soul and gospel singer and actress, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1949-11-17 Thomas Lionel Hill, 110m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1972), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1952-07-14 Eric Laneuville, actor (Larry-Room 222, St Elsewhere), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1954-04-05 Christopher S Nelson, actor (Sons & Daughters), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1955-02-16 Guy Gallo, writer (Under the Volcano), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1955-02-28 Randy Jackson, guitarist (Zebra-Tell Me What You Want), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1955-03-29 Earl Campbell, NFL running back (Houston, 1977 Heisman), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1956-11-12 Rhonda Shear, comedian (Up All Night), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1957-03-21 Sabrina Le Beauf, actress (Sondra-Crosby Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1958-01-07 Donna Rice, model/Gary Hart's lover, born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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1958-01-26 Ellen DeGeneres, comediene (Ellen Morgan-Ellen), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Comedian and TV Star Ellen DeGeneres
Comedian and TV Star
Ellen DeGeneres
  • 1959-06-03 Sam Mills, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers), (d. 2005)
  • 1959-09-30 Kim Bauer, LPGA golfer (1993 Minn LPGA Classic-30th), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1960-04-15 Marvin Clyde Goodwin, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1961-10-18 Wynton Marsalis, jazz trumpeter (Grammy 1983), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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1962-06-22 Clyde "Glide" Drexler, NBA Guard (Houston Rockets, Port Trailblazers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

NBA Swingman Clyde Drexler
NBA Swingman
Clyde Drexler
  • 1964-03-13 Will Clark, American MLB first baseman (San Francisco Giants), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1964-05-02 Kelly Michael Gibson, PGA golfer (1995 Bob Hope-7th), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1964-06-22 Mark Royals, NFL punter (New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions)
  • 1965-02-10 Lenny Webster, catcher (Montreal Expos), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1965-08-21 Jim Bullinger, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1965-11-25 Anthony Newman, NFL safety (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1966-06-14 Ricky Siglar, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs, New Orleans Saints)
  • 1966-08-10 Gerald Williams, outfielder (NY Yankees), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1966-11-21 Jerry Fontenot, NFL center/guard (Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints)

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1967-09-11 Harry Connick Jr, singer (We Are in Love), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 1968-01-29 Aeneas Williams, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1969-02-17 Traci Adell, playmate (July, 1994), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1969-09-13 Tyler Perry, American film maker (Tyler Perry's House of Payne), author and songwriter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1970-01-14 Tyrone Hughes, NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears)
  • 1970-06-02 Andy McCollum, NFL center/guard (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1970-11-24 Doug Brien, kicker (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1971-08-20 Brett Bech, wide receiver (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1972-01-06 Shae Marks, playmate (May, 1994), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1972-02-05 Tony Johnson, tight end (New Orleans Saints)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1989-10-27 Actor John Goodman (37) weds Annabeth Hartzog (21) in New Orleans

  • 1993-11-26 Political strategist for President Clinton's campaign and political commentator James Carville (49) weds Republican political pundit Mary Matalin (40) in New Orleans, Louisiana

HeartWedding of Interest

1994-04-16 Singer Harry Connick Jr (26) weds model Jill Goodare (30) at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 2005-12-03 NBC correspondent Hoda Kotb (41) weds New Orleans tennis coach Burzis Kanga in the Dominican Republic
  • 2006-04-22 "Save The Last Dance" actor Sean Patrick Thomas (35) weds "The Fantastic Four" actress Aonika Laurent in New Orleans
  • 2010-07-17 Actress Khadijah Haqq (29) weds New Orleans Saints defensive end Bobby McCray (29) at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles
  • 2013-06-01 "How to Make It in America" actress Lake Bell (34) weds tattoo artist Scott Campbell at The Marigny Opera House in New Orleans, Louisiana

HeartWedding of Interest

2014-03-14 Actress Jamie Lynn Spears (22) weds businessman Jamie Watson at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 2014-10-18 "The Vampire Diaries" actress Candice Accola (27) weds "The Fray" guitarist Joe King (34) in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 2014-11-16 Singer-songwriter Solange Knowles (28) weds music video director Alan Ferguson (51) in New Orleans, Louisiana

Famous Divorces

  • 2012-06-14 New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton (48) divorces Beth Shuey due to conflict of personalities after nearly 20 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1815-01-08 Edward Pakenham, Engl general (Battle of New Orleans), dies in battle
  • 1960-11-05 Johnny Horton, American country and rockabilly singer (The Battle of New Orleans), dies in a car accident at 33
  • 1980-01-30 'Professor Longhair' Henry Roeland Byrd, New Orleans blues singer and pianist
  • 1987-05-31 Dorothy Patrick, actress (Torch Song, New Orleans, High Wall), dies
  • 1994-02-28 Buster Holmes, American chef and New Orleans restaurateur, dies at 88
  • 1995-07-22 Percy Humphrey, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader in New Orleans, Louisiana, dies at 90
  • 2015-10-04 Neal Walk, American basketball player (Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Jazz, NY Knicks), dies at 67