Knoxville, TN in History

Tennessee: Memphis - Nashville

Historical Events

  • 1861-05-07 Riot occurs between prosecessionist & Union supporters in Knoxville TN
  • 1863-11-17 -Dec 4th) Battle of Knoxville, Tennessee

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1863-12-03 Confederate General James Longstreet abandons his siege at Knoxville, TN

Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet
  • 1864-12-01 Raid at Stoneman: Knoxville, TN to Saltville, VA
  • 1953-10-01 WATE TV channel 6 in Knoxville, TN (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-10-18 WTVK TV channel 26 in Knoxville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-08-13 WBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967-03-15 WSJK TV channel 2 in Sneedville/Knoxville, TN (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1980-10-09 1st consumer use of home banking by computer by United American Bank in Knoxville Tn
  • 1982-05-01 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville Tennessee opens

Famous Birthdays

  • 1915-11-30 Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee, Knoxville Tennessee, American blues singer/guitarist
  • 1926-12-27 Jerome Courtland, actor (Tonka, Tharus), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1930-07-14 Polly Bergen, actress (Rhoda-Winds of War, Baby Talk), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1945-05-12 Linda Carlson, actress (Bev-Newhart, Katie-Kaz), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1953-07-28 Steve Duncan, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1954-05-08 David Keith, actor (Back Roads, Firestarter), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1954-06-28 Ava Barber, country singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1959-08-31 Rachel Dennison, actress (Doralee Rhodes-9 to 5), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1962-02-02 Ben Testerman, tennis star, born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1966-12-01 Greg McMichael, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1968-02-28 Mike Milchin, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1971-07-15 Dean Panaro, diver (Olympics-96), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1973-01-02 Chris Woodruff, tennis star (1993 NCAA Division I), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1981-07-15 Alecia Ingram, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96), born in Knoxville, Tennessee