Tennessee in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 188 of 188

  • 1947-08-17 Gary Talley, rock guitarist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1947-10-03 Ben Cauley, musician (The Bar-Kays) and plane crash survivor, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • 1947-12-08 Gregg Allman, guitarist/vocalist (Allman Brothers Band), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2017)
  • 1948-01-10 William Sanderson, actor (Larry-Newhart, Blade Runner), born in Memphis, Tennessee

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1948-06-28 Kathy Bates, academy award winning actress (Misery), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Actress Kathy Bates
Actress
Kathy Bates
  • 1948-10-01 Ellen McIlwaine, blues singer (Honky Tonky Angel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1949-02-04 Michael Beck, actor (Hans Helms-Holocaust), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1949-02-25 Ric Flair, American professional wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1949-08-23 Woody Paul, [Paul Chrisman], singer (Riders in the Sky), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1950-01-23 Bill Cunningham, American original bass guitarist/keyboardist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1950-02-18 Cybill Shepherd, actress (Moonlighting, Last Picture Show), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1950-05-23 Linda Thompson, actress (Hee Haw), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1950-08-08 Willie Hall, American drummer (Blues Brothers Band), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1950-12-20 Alex Chilton, American singer-songwriter (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • 1950-12-28 Alex Chilton, rock guitarist/vocalist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1951-01-12 Chris Bell, rock guitarist (Big Star), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1951-01-26 Andy Hummell, rock bassist (Big Star), born in Memphis, Tennessee

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1952-04-16 Bill Belichick, American football coach (4 Super Bowls with New England Patriots), born in Nashville, Tennessee

NFL Coach Bill Belichick
NFL Coach
Bill Belichick
  • 1952-06-14 Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 1952-06-20 Larry Riley, actor (Harry-Stir Crazy, Knots Landing), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1952-08-23 Mac Cone, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics-96), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1952-08-24 Bob Corker, American politician (Senator from Tennessee), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • 1952-08-26 Michael Jeter, actor (The Fisher King), born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee (d. 2003)
  • 1952-10-28 Annie Potts, actress (Mary Jo-Designing Women), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1953-05-08 Billy Burnette, rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1953-06-12 Rocky Burnette, rock vocalist (Towing the Line), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1953-07-28 Steve Duncan, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1953-09-30 Deborah Allen, country singer (Jim Stafford Show), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1953-10-27 Michael Baker, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 43, 52, 68, 81), born in Memphis, 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
  • 1954-06-29 Rick Honeycutt, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1954-11-19 Gail Stanton playmate (Jun, 1978), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1955-03-26 Dean Dillon, country singer (Chair), born in Lake City, Tennessee
  • 1955-05-05 Robert Feld, National Scrabble Champion (1990), born in Nashville, Tennessee

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1955-05-24 Rosanne Cash, country singer (Seven Year Ache, I Wonder), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Country Singer Rosanne Cash
Country Singer
Rosanne Cash
  • 1955-06-10 Andrew Stevens, actor (Seduction, Boys in Company C, Fury), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1955-08-02 Jimmy Lowe, country singer (Pirates of Ms-Fred Jake), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1955-09-26 Carlene Carter, country singer (I Fell in Love), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1955-10-03 [Douglas] Allen Woody, bassist (Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2000)
  • 1956-03-26 Charly McClain, country singer (Radio Heart), born in Jackson, Tennessee
  • 1956-09-23 June Forester, country singer (Forester Sister-Men), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1957-02-13 Doris King, vocalist (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1957-03-15 Park Overall, American actress (Empty Nest, Mississippi Burning), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1957-10-11 Blair Cunningham, rock drummer (Haircut 100), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1958-06-20 Chuck Wagner, actor (Automan), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1958-08-03 Cindy Nixon, singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1958-11-22 Lee Guetterman, pitcher (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1958-12-08 Wayne Dickert, slalom double canoe (Olympics-11th-96), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1959-06-27 Lorrie Morgan, country singer (Out of Your Shoes), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1959-08-31 Rachel Dennison, actress (Doralee Rhodes-9 to 5), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1961-06-06 Bill Bates, American football safety (Dallas Cowboys), born in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
  • 1961-09-23 Phyllis Hines, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1962-02-02 Ben Testerman, tennis star, born in Knoxville, Tennessee

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1963-03-27 Quentin Tarantino, American director and screenwriter (Pulp Fiction), born in Knoxville, Tennessee

Film Director & Screenwriter Quentin Tarantino
Film Director & Screenwriter
Quentin Tarantino
  • 1964-10-02 Sheila Echols, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1988), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1965-03-04 Dana Brown, Miss Tenn-America (1991-3rd), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1965-03-12 Steve Finley, MLB outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Union City Tennessee
  • 1965-07-24 Joe Oliver, catcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1966-01-04 Deana Carter, American country singer, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1966-01-14 Daniel J Schneider, actor (Dennis-Head of the Class), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1966-12-01 Greg McMichael, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1967-06-24 Jeff Cease, guitarist (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1967-09-07 Leslie Jones Comedian and actress (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters), born in Memphis, Tennessee

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1968-02-01 Lisa Marie Presley Keough Jackson, daughter of Elvis, born in Memphis, Tennessee

Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley
  • 1968-02-28 Mike Milchin, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1970-06-17 Ron "Popeye" Jones, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors), born in Dresden, Tennessee
  • 1971-02-19 Becca Lee, Tennessee, Miss USA (Tenn-3rd-1996)

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1971-04-12 Shannen Doherty, actress (Little House, Beverly Hills 90210), born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • 1971-07-15 Dean Panaro, diver (Olympics-96), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1972-05-05 Wendy Kaye, playmate (Jul, 1991), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1972-07-02 Towanna Stone, Miss USA-Tennessee (1997, 3rd)
  • 1972-07-18 Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, NBA guard (Orlando, Oly-gold-96), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1972-08-05 Arthur Reid, pairs skater (& Jennifer Darst), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1972-11-02 Jeni Stephens, Miss America-Tennessee (1997), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1974-10-29 R A Dickey, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1975-04-07 John Cooper, American christian rock musician (Skillet), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1975-11-17 Lord Infamous [Ricky T Dunigan], American rapper (Three 6 Mafia), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1976-08-26 Carey Tally, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1978-04-19 Adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996)
  • 1978-05-03 Christina Hendricks, American actress (Mad Men), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1978-05-08 Cindy Parlow, soccer forward (Olympics-96), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1978-09-18 Shelly Moore, Miss Teen USA (Tennessee, 1997)
  • 1979-08-21 Ashley Whitney, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics-96), born in Nashville, Tennessee

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1981-01-31 Justin Timberlake, singer-songwriter and actor (Sexyback, My Love), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter
Justin Timberlake
  • 1981-07-15 Alecia Ingram, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96), born in Knoxville, Tennessee

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1986-05-16 Megan Fox, American actress (Transformers) and model, born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Actress Megan Fox
Actress
Megan Fox

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1992-11-23 Miley Cyrus, American actress and singer (Hannah Montana, The Climb), born in Nashville, Tennessee

Actress/Singer Miley Cyrus
Actress/Singer
Miley Cyrus

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