Alabama in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 118 of 118

  • 1987-05-21 Xignals PC Board BBS begins in Alabama
  • 1990-10-25 "40-Hour Week" 9th studio album by Alabama is re-released (original release 1985)
  • 1991-07-10 L'Express Airlines Beechcraft C-99 crashes in Alabama, killing 13
  • 1994-03-27 Church in Piedmont Alabama collapses in tornado, 19 killed
  • 1995-01-15 Southern Alabama begins using new area code 334
  • 1997-06-29 Tyrenda Williams, 18, of Alabama, crowned 40th America's Junior Miss
  • 1998-01-29 Woman's Clinic in Birmingham Alabama bombed, 1 killed
  • 1998-02-14 Authorities in the United States announce that Eric Robert Rudolph is a suspect in an Alabama abortion clinic bombing.
  • 2001-08-01 Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has a Ten Commandments monument installed in the judiciary building, leading to a lawsuit to have it removed and his own removal from office
  • 2002-05-22 American civil rights movement: a jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church.
  • 2003-08-22 Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is suspended after refusing to comply with a federal court order to remove a rock inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the Alabama Supreme Court building
  • 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)
  • 2017-04-10 Alabama Governor Robert Bentley resigns over relationship with an aide and possible misuse of state funds to cover it up
  • 2017-11-09 Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls in "Washington Post" report

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 162 of 162


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1947-09-10 Larry Nelson, American professional golfer (three-time Major Championship winner), born in Fort Payne, Alabama

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Larry Nelson
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Larry Nelson
  • 1948-09-13 Nell Carter, actress (Nell-Gimme a Break, Lobo), born in Birmingham, Alabama

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1948-10-29 Kate Jackson, actress (Rookies, Charlie's Angels), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Actress Kate Jackson
Actress
Kate Jackson
  • 1949-01-30 William King, Alabama, soul trumpeteer (Commodores-Easy)
  • 1949-03-03 James S Voss, Cordova Alabama, Major USA/astronaut (STS 44, 53, 69)

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1949-06-20 Lionel Richie, American singer (Commodores, Hello, Penny Lover), born in Tuskegee, Alabama

  • 1949-11-14 Terry Lee Johnson, Alabama, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • 1951-10-25 Ransom Wilson, Tuscaloosa Alabama, flutist (Soliste NY)
  • 1952-08-17 Kathryn C Thornton, PhD/astronaut (STS 33, 49, 61, 73), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1953-02-07 Robert Brazile "Dr. Doom", NFL player (Houston Oilers), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1954-01-25 Condredge Holloway, Alabama, CFL quarterback (Ottawa, Toronto)

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1954-11-14 Condoleezza Rice, 1st female African-American U.S. Secretary of State (2005-09), born in Birmingham, Alabama

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
US Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice
  • 1955-05-11 Mark Herndon, country drummer (Alabama-Take Me Down), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1955-10-17 Kerry James Marshall, American artist whose works seek to challenge the marginalization of African-Americans, born in Birmingham, Alabama

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1956-07-31 Michael Biehn, American actor (Rampage, Hog Wild, Aliens, Abyss), born in Anniston, Alabama

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1956-10-17 Mae Jemison, 1st African American woman in space (STS 47), born in Decatur, Alabama

Astronaut and Physician Mae Jemison
Astronaut and Physician
Mae Jemison
  • 1956-10-26 Regina Benjamin, 18th US Surgeon General (2009-13), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1958-01-30 Brett Butler, comedienne (Grace-Grace Under Fire), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1958-02-08 "Sensational" Sherri Martel, American professional wrestler (WWF), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2007)
  • 1958-06-04 Julie Gholson, actress (Where the Lilies Bloom), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1958-10-27 Lee Carter, Alabama Judge of the 25th Judicial Circuit
  • 1959-07-04 Bill McCorvey, singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1959-07-26 Rick Bragg, American journalist and writer, born in Piedmont, Alabama
  • 1959-08-26 Kathryn P Hire, Mobile Alabama, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (sk: STS 90)
  • 1960-08-25 Ashley Crow, American actress (Heroes-Sandra Bennet), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1960-10-12 Stephen Brent Lowery, PGA golfer (1994 Sprint), born in Birmingham, Alabama

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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
  • 1961-04-22 Jimmy Key, Huntsville Alabama, pitcher (Blue Jays, NY Yanks, Orioles)
  • 1961-06-28 Jeff Malone, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Miami Heat), born in Mobile, Alabama

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1961-07-01 Carl Lewis [Frederick], sprinter and long jumper (Oly-9 gold-84-96), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 1961-10-31 Alonzo Babers, 400m/4X400m relay (Olympic gold 1984), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1962-07-18 Jensen Buchanan, American actress (Vicky/Marley-Another World), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1962-08-19 Nancy Ramsbottom, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's-2nd), born in Birmingham, Alabama

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1962-10-19 Evander Holyfield, American boxer (Olympic bronze 1988) and world champion (1990-92), born in Atmore, Alabama

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1963-02-20 Charles Barkley, American NBA forward (Phoenix, Rockets, Olympic gold 1996), born in Leeds, Alabama

NBA Power Forward Charles Barkley
NBA Power Forward
Charles Barkley
  • 1963-09-05 Dave Brantley, Florence Alabama, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1963-12-10 Michael Lofton, fencer-sabre (Olympics-96), born in Montgomery, Alabama

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1964-06-15 Courteney Cox, American actress (Monica Geller on Friends), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Actress Courteney Cox
Actress
Courteney Cox
  • 1965-04-09 Hal Morris, Fort Rucker Alabama, infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1965-08-25 Cornelius Bennett, American NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1966-02-22 Resha Riggins, Miss Alabama (1990), born in Trussville Alabama
  • 1966-08-07 Jimmy Wales, American internet entrepreneur and cofounder of Wikipedia, born in Huntsville, 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)
  • 1968-08-22 Michael Curry, American basketball player and coach (Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Anniston, Alabama
  • 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
  • 1970-09-05 Michael Potts, American pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Langdale, Alabama
  • 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
  • 1980-04-26 Channing Tatum, American actor (21 Jump Street, Magic Mike), born in Cullman, Alabama

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

Actress Laverne Cox
Actress
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


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Famous Deaths