Mobile, AL in History

Historical Events

  • 1861-05-26 Union blockades towns of New Orleans and Mobile
  • 1863-09-05 Bread revolt in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1864-02-16 Battle of Mobile, AL - operations by Union Army
  • 1864-09-04 Bread riots in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1865-03-25 Battle of Mobile, Alabama (Spanish Fort, Fort Morgan, Fort Blakely)
  • 1865-04-11 Battle of Mobile, Alamaba evacuated by Confederates
  • 1865-04-14 Mobile, Alabama is captured
  • 1868-02-24 1st US parade with floats (Mardi Gras-Mobile, Alabama)
  • 1909-11-07 Knights of St Peter Claver founded in Mobile, Alabama; Ladies Auxiliary formed in 1922
  • 1943-05-25 Riot at Mobile, Alabama, shipyard over upgrading 12 black workers
  • 1953-01-14 WALA TV channel 10 in Mobile, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955-09-05 WKRG TV channel 5 in Mobile, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964-11-06 WEIQ TV channel 42 in Mobile, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1979-09-12 Hurricane Frederick hits Mobile Alabama; 5 die & $23 million damage

Famous Birthdays

  • 1914-10-20 Fayard Nicholas, American tap dancer, one-half of The Nicholas Brothers and actor (The Five Heartbeats), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2006)
  • 1917-03-07 Davis Roberts, American actor (Westworld, Star Trek, The Killers), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1993)
  • 1926-08-08 Urbie [Urban Clifford] Green, American jazz trombonist (toured with Woodie Herman, Frankie Carlie), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1928-11-29 Yolande Betbeze Fox, Miss America 1951, first to refuse to parade in a swimsuit, born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • 1932-09-26 Clifton C Williams Jr, Mobile Alabama, Major USMC/astronaut
  • 1934-02-05 Henry 'Hank' Aaron, Mobile Alabama, baseball player (record 755 HRs, 1957 NL MVP)
  • 1942-01-16 Bill Francis Mobile Al, rocker (Dr Hook)
  • 1942-08-04 Cleon Jones, American baseball player, born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1946-12-25 Jimmy Buffet, Mobile Alabama, vocalist (Margaritaville)
  • 1953-02-07 Robert Brazile "Dr. Doom", NFL player (Houston Oilers), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1954-12-26 Ozzie Smith, Mobile AL, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1956-10-26 Regina Benjamin, 18th US Surgeon General (2009-13), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1959-08-26 Kathryn P Hire, Mobile Alabama, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (sk: STS 90)

Person of interestTim Cook

1960-11-01 Tim Cook, American businessman (CEO of Apple Inc. 2011-), born in Mobile, Alabama

CEO of Apple Tim Cook
CEO of Apple
Tim Cook
  • 1961-06-28 Jeff Malone, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Miami Heat), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1965-11-16 Glen Edward Day, American PGA golfer (1994 Anheuser-Busch-2nd), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1971-11-05 Erick Walder, Mobile Alabama, triple jumper
  • 1973-03-06 Terry Adams, Mobile AL, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)

Person of interestLaverne Cox

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

Actress Laverne Cox
Laverne Cox