Tallahassee in History

Historical Events

  • 1868-01-20 Florida constitutional convention meets in Tallahassee
  • 1899-02-13 -2°F (-19°C) Tallahassee, Florida (state record)
  • 1955-09-15 WCTV TV channel 6 in Tallahassee-Thomasville, FL (CBS) begins
  • 1956-05-30 Bus boycott begins in Tallahassee Florida
  • 1960-09-20 WFSU TV channel 11 in Tallahassee, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • 1833-11-29 Louis Douglass Watkins, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Tallahassee, Florida, (d. 1868)
  • 1939-09-02 Bobby Purify [Robert Lee Dickey], American soul singer (I'm Your Puppet), born in Tallahassee, Florida (d. 2011)
  • 1943-07-31 Lobo [Kent Lavoie], American singer-songwriter, born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1943-09-17 Samuel T Durrance, PhD/astronaut (STS 35, STS 67), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1949-11-06 Brad Davis, American actor (Roots, Chiefs, Midnight Express), born in Tallahassee, Florida (d.1991)
  • 1963-11-08 Dwight Smith, outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1968-09-25 Reggie Jefferson, 1st baseman (Cin, Cleve, Sea, Bos), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1968-12-27 Dean Palmer, infielder (Texas Rangers), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1969-11-18 Lee Anne Ketcham, female pitcher (Silver Bullets), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1973-03-06 Brian Olson, middleweight (189 lbs) judoka (Oly-96), born in Tallahassee, Florida