Atlanta in History

Georgia (US): Augusta, GA

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 107

  • 1864-05-01 Atlanta campaign, Georgia begins
  • 1864-05-05 Atlanta Campaign: 5 days fighting begins at Rocky Face Ridge
  • 1864-05-05 Campaign in Northern Georgia - Chattanooga to Atlanta

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1864-05-06 Union Army General Sherman begins advance to Atlanta Georgia during the Atlanta Campaign (US Civil War)

  • 1864-05-08 Atlanta Campaign: Severe fighting near Dalton
  • 1864-05-13 -16] Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Resaca Georgia
  • 1864-05-16 Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Resaca, ends (since May 13)
  • 1864-05-26 Battle of Dallas, begins near Paulding County, Georgia (Atlanta Campaign), Union victory (US Civil War)
  • 1864-06-27 Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Kennesaw Mountain GA
  • 1864-07-05 Battle at Chattahoochee River, Georgia (Skirmish at Pace's Ferry) fought during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War
  • 1864-07-20 Battle of Peachtree Creek-Atlanta Campaign
  • 1864-07-22 Battle of Atlanta: General Sherman's Union side defeats Confederate troops under General Hood, with 8,449 Confederate and 3,641 US casualties
  • 1864-07-28 Battle of Atlanta, Georgia (Ezra Church) - second sortie US700 CS4642
  • 1864-08-31 Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Jonesboro Georgia, 1900 casualties
  • 1864-09-01 Skirmish at Hood evacuated confederates from Atlanta GA
  • 1864-09-02 Union General William T Sherman captures and burns Atlanta during Savannah Campaign (US Civil War)
  • 1864-11-15 Union Major General Sherman leaves Atlanta on his "March to the Sea"
  • 1865-09-19 Atlanta University founded
  • 1879-01-02 Dr Benjamin E Mays, named president of Atlanta Board of Education
  • 1881-04-11 Spelman College founded as Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary in basement of Friendship Baptist Church, Atlanta
  • 1884-04-24 National Medical Association of Black physicians organizes in Atlanta
  • 1885-10-13 The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is founded in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 1886-05-08 Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells the first Coca-Cola (contained cocaine)
  • 1892-01-29 The Coca-Cola Company, is incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia

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1895-09-18 Booker T. Washington delivers 'Atlanta Compromise' address

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington
  • 1897-01-01 1st football game between black colleges-Atlanta U 10, Tuskegee 0
  • 1905-09-06 Atlanta Life Insurance Company forms
  • 1905-09-21 Atlanta Life Insurance Co forms
  • 1905-09-22 Race riot in Atlanta Georgia (10 blacks & 2 whites killed)
  • 1906-09-22 Race riot in Atlanta Georgia, kills 21
  • 1917-05-21 The Great Fire of Atlanta: at least 10,000 people were displaced, but there was only one fatality
  • 1922-03-15 1st southern radio station begins (WSB, Atlanta Georgia)
  • 1922-08-14 1st "old time" musicians broadcasted on radio (Jenkins-WSB Atlanta)
  • 1925-02-08 Marcus Garvey enters federal prison in Atlanta
  • 1926-02-09 Teaching theory of evolution forbidden in Atlanta, Georgia schools
  • 1929-04-01 Morehouse College, Spellman College & Atlanta University affiliate

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1932-05-04 Al Capone enters Atlanta Penitentiary convicted of income tax evasion

Gangster Al Capone
Al Capone
  • 1938-05-16 38 die in Terminal Hotel fire (Atlanta Ga)

Film release premierFilm Premier

1939-12-15 "Gone With the Wind", drama film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, premieres in Atlanta (Best Picture 1940, inflation not adjusted highest-grossing film of all time)

  • 1946-12-07 Fire at Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, kills 119
  • 1948-09-29 WSB TV channel 2 in Atlanta, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-03-08 WAGA TV channel 5 in Atlanta, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-10-03 WERD, 1st black-owned radio station, opens in Atlanta
  • 1958-02-17 WETV (now WPBA) TV channel 30 in Atlanta, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960-05-23 WGTV TV channel 8 in Athens-Atlanta, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960-08-07 Students stage kneel-in demonstrations in Atlanta churches

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1960-10-19 Martin Luther King Jr. arrested in Atlanta sit-in

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1961-05-26 Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta
  • 1964-03-05 Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr, announces a baseball team is moving there
  • 1966-09-06 Race riot in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1967-09-01 WJRJ (WTCG, WTBS) TV channel 17 in Atlanta, GA (IND) begins

  • 1968-04-09 Martin Luther King Jr., buried in Atlanta
  • 1968-09-28 Atlanta Chiefs beat San Diego Toros 3-0 for NASL championship

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1969-07-04 140,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival featuring Led Zep and Janis Joplin

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin
  • 1969-08-16 WATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, GA begins broadcasting
  • 1969-09-30 Atlanta's 10th straight win, clinches NL West pennant
  • 1970-07-03 200,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival
  • 1970-07-09 In Atlanta, Chief-No-ka-homa is joined by cousin Chief Round-the-Horn
  • 1971-06-06 WHAE (now WGNX) TV channel 46 in Atlanta, GA (CBN) begins broadcasting

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1972-01-27 World premiere of Scott Joplin's rediscovered opera "Treemonisha" at Morehouse College in Atlanta

Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin
  • 1972-07-25 43rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stad
  • 1973-10-16 Maynard Jackson elected 1st black mayor of Atlanta

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1974-04-08 Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 715th HR, breaking Babe Ruth's record in Atlanta

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 1976-06-20 76th US Golf Open: Jerry Pate shoots a 277 at Atlanta AC in Duluth Ga
  • 1976-07-11 In pre-game promo at Atlanta County Stadium, 34 couples wed at home plate followed by Championship Wrestling "Headlocks & Wedlocks"
  • 1976-12-17 Superstation WTBS in Atlanta went national

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1978-01-05 Start of the Sex Pistols final tour in Atlanta, Georgia

Rocker Steve Jones
Steve Jones
  • 1978-08-11 Legionnaire's disease bacteria isolated in Atlanta
  • 1981-03-05 US government grants Atlanta $1 million to search for black boy murderer
  • 1981-07-17 Fulton County (Atlanta) grand jury indicts Wayne B William 23 year old photographers, for murder of 2 of 28 blacks killed in Atlanta

Sport awardGolf Major

1981-08-09 63rd PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots a 273 at Atlanta AC Ga

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Larry Nelson
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Larry Nelson
  • 1981-10-27 Andrew Young, former UN Ambassador, elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1982-01-11 Atlanta, Georgia's temperature goes below zero F
  • 1982-02-27 Wayne Williams found guilty of murdering 2 of 28 blacks in Atlanta
  • 1982-08-06 WQXI (Atlanta) is 1st to use Harris Corp AM stereo system
  • 1982-08-14 Atlanta snaps an 11-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over Padres
  • 1986-06-13 Steve Garvey 1st ejection from a game, after Atlanta's triple-play
  • 1986-07-09 Atlanta's Dale Murphy doesn't play ending consecutive streak at 740
  • 1986-10-01 President Carter's presidential library/museum dedicated in Atlanta
  • 1988-03-15 Eugene Marino of Atlanta appointed 1st African American archbishop
  • 1989-05-14 1st Tour de Trump bicycle race run (Atlanta)
  • 1990-07-29 28th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats USSR in Atlanta Georgia (2-1)
  • 1990-09-18 Atlanta is chosen to host 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics
  • 1992-10-18 1st non-US team to win a World Series Game; Toronto 5, Atlanta 4
  • 1992-10-20 1st World Series game outside of US - Toronto beats Atlanta
  • 1992-10-22 Atlanta, becomes 1st US team to win a World Series game out of US
  • 1993-04-18 Trish Johnson wins LPGA Atlanta Women's Golf Championship

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1994-01-30 Super Bowl XXVIII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 30-13 in Atlanta Super Bowl MVP: Emmitt Smith, Dallas, RB

American Football Player Emmitt Smith
American Football Player
Emmitt Smith
  • 1994-04-17 Val Skinner wins LPGA Atlanta Women's Golf Championship
  • 1995-09-03 Carolina Panthers lose their 1st NFL game (Atlanta-23 Carolina-20 OT)
  • 1996-07-19 26th Olympic Games opens in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1996-07-27 Bomb explodes at Atlanta Olympic Park, 1 killed, 110 injured
  • 1996-08-04 26th Olympic games closes at Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1996-10-24 Last game at Atlanta County Fulton Stadium. Yanks win record 8th straight road post season win (with no loses)
  • 1997-03-27 "Young Man From Atlanta" opens at Longacre NYC for 85 performances
  • 1997-06-08 "Young Man From Atlanta" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 85 performances
  • 1997-06-17 NHL announces it will add Nashville in 1998, Atlanta in 1999 & Minneapolis-St Paul & Columbus, Ohio in 2000
  • 1997-06-25 NHL approves franchises in Nashville, Atlanta, Columbus, and Minnesota-St Paul
  • 1998-10-14 Eric Robert Rudolph is charged with 6 bombings including the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 2000-07-11 71st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-3 at Turner Field, Atlanta

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 102

  • 1893-05-04 Royal Butler [Edwin Richey], American actor (Zenobia), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1973)
  • 1893-07-01 Walter Francis White, Atlanta Georgia
  • 1898-04-14 Lee Tracy, American actor (Dinner at Eight, Martin Kane Private Eye), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1968)
  • 1898-12-14 Frederick Douglass Hall, American composer, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1982)

Person of interestMargaret Mitchell

1900-11-08 Margaret Mitchell, author (Gone With the Wind), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1949)

  • 1901-02-06 Ben Lyon, American actor (Hell's Angels, I Cover the Waterfront, Night Nurse), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1979)

Person of interestBobby Jones

1902-03-17 Bobby Jones Jr, amateur golfer (Grand Slam 1930), born in Atlanta, Georgia,

Golfer Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones
  • 1909-08-04 Glenn Cunningham, American middle distance runner (1930's), born in Atlanta, Kansas (d. 1988)
  • 1910-05-02 Alexander Bonnyman Jr., U.S. Marine Corps officer, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1943)
  • 1913-05-03 Earl Blackwell, American society impresario (Celebrity Register), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1995)
  • 1914-12-30 Bert Parks, [Jacobson], TV host (Miss America), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1918-06-04 LeRoy Walker, CEO (US Olympic Committee), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1918-06-14 Leroy T Walker, US Olympic consultant (1960, 68, 72), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1918-09-15 Nipsey Russell, American comedian (Car 54, Where Are You?), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2005)
  • 1920-01-20 DeForest Kelley, American actor, screenwriter, poet and singer (Star Trek), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1999)
  • 1921-04-11 Jim Hearn, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1998)
  • 1922-12-22 Calder Willingham, American novelist and scriptwriter, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1995)
  • 1923-02-02 James Dickey, American poet, novelist and lecturer (Deliverance, Buckdancer's Choice), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1997)

Person of interestLouise Suggs

1923-09-07 Louise Suggs, American golfer (US Women's Open 1949, 1952) and co-founder of LPGA, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2015)

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1925-07-11 Mattiwilda Dobbs, soprano, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2015)
  • 1926-04-12 Jane Withers, American actress, model, and singer (All Together Now, Josephine the plumber), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1927-08-26 Sam Massell, (Mayor-Atlanta)
  • 1927-10-25 Barbara Cook, American stage singer and actress (Music Man), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2017)
  • 1928-01-31 Chuck Willis, American rock vocalist (C C Rider), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1958)

Person of interestMartin Luther King Jr.

1929-01-15 Martin Luther King Jr., American clergyman and leader of the Civil Rights Movement (Nobel 1964), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1968)

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1932-03-12 Andrew Young, US ambassador to UN (1977-79)/(Mayor-D-Atlanta)
  • 1933-11-06 Joseph Pope, American singer (Hey Girl Don't Bother Me), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1996)
  • 1933-12-10 Larry Morris, NFL Linebacker (NFL 1960s All-Decade Team), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2012)
  • 1934-05-07 Ben Smith, PGA golfer (Ralphs Senior Classic-4th), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1935-08-15 Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr, American civil rights activist (National Urban League), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1937-03-20 Jerry Reed, singer/actor (Bat 21, Smokey & the Bandit), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1938-03-23 Maynard Jackson, first African American mayor of Atlanta (d. 2003)
  • 1938-05-10 Maxim Shostakovich, Leningrad Russia, conductor (Atlanta Symph)
  • 1938-11-06 Mack Jones, American baseball player, born in Atlanta (d. 2004)
  • 1939-08-02 Edward Pattern, singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1940-02-28 Joe South, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Games People Play), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2012)
  • 1941-06-02 William Guest, singer (Gladys Knight Show), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d 2015)
  • 1942-05-03 Dave Marash, American television journalist, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1942-05-09 Tommy Roe, rocker (Hooray for Hazel), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1942-09-04 Merald "Bubba" Knight, singer (Gladys Knights & Pips), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1944-02-10 Rufus Reid, American musician, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1944-04-10 Danny Woods, American musician (CEO of the Board), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2018)
  • 1944-05-28 Gladys Knight, singer, leader of Pips (Last Train), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1945-10-26 Pat Conroy, American writer (The Great Santini, Prince of Tides), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2016)
  • 1946-05-19 Diedre Lenihan, actress (Wendy-Needles & Pins), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1948-02-05 Barbara Hershey, [Herzstein], (Stuntman, Shy People), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1951-07-31 Barry Van Dyke, actor (Battlestar Galactica, Diag Murder), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1952-03-01 David Allen Barr, Kelowna BC, PGA golfer (Atlanta Golf Classic)
  • 1953-05-11 Boyd Gaines, American actor (Mark-One Day at a Time, Sure Thing), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1954-08-25 Marty Jourard, American keyboardist and vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Person of interestSpike Lee

1957-03-20 Spike Lee [Shelton Jackson Lee], American film director (Mo Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Director Spike Lee
Spike Lee
  • 1957-04-17 Byron Cherry, actor (Coy-Dukes of Hazzard), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1958-06-02 Lex Lugar, [Larry Pfohl], wrestler (WWF/WCW/NWA), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1959-04-22 Nicky Le Roux, South Africa, LPGA golfer (1994 Atlanta Champ-15th)
  • 1959-04-25 Tony Phillips, MLB player (Oakland Athletics), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2016)
  • 1959-09-24 Steve Whitmire, American voice actor and puppeteer (Kermit the Frog 1990-2016), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1959-11-21 Tim Wilkison, American tennis player (6 ATP tiles), born in Shelby, North Carolina
  • 1960-08-20 Sally Yates, American lawyer and Acting Attorney General (Jan 2017), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1960-09-29 Wendy White, tennis player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1961-03-01 Mike Rozier, NFL halfback (Heisman Trophy-1983, Houston, Atlanta)
  • 1962-04-22 Denise Baldwin, LPGA golfer (1991 Futures Salisbury), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1962-04-27 Denise Baldwin, LPGA golfer (1991 Futures Salisbury Classic), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Person of interestSteven Soderbergh

1963-01-14 Steven Soderbergh, American producer, director, writer (Ocean's Eleven, Traffic), born in Atlanta, Georgia

  • 1963-03-28 Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1963-05-24 Horace Holden Jr, slalom double canoe (Olympic 11th 1996), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1963-10-16 Missy Hyatt, wrestling manager (WCW, ECW), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1964-10-19 Ty Pennington [Gary Tygert Burton], American television host (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1965-05-06 Tim Simpson, American professional golfer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1965-12-16 Page Dunlap, Harrisonburg VA, LPGA golfer (1994 Atlanta Women's-8th)

Person of interestMoises Alou

1966-07-03 Moises Alou, MLB outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Atlanta, Georgia,

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou
  • 1966-12-20 Chris Robinson, rocker (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1967-03-24 Richard Gillam, pairs skater (& Erin Moorad), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1967-06-26 Travis Fine, actor (Ike McSwain-Young Riders), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1968-01-27 Tracy Lawrence, Atlanta Tx, country singer (Sticks & Stones)
  • 1969-01-04 Lindsay Kennedy, actor (Jeb-Little House on the Prairie), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1969-07-25 Andrea Wieland, field hockey goaltender (Olympics 1996), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1970-01-31 Rachel Jean Marteen, playmate (Aug, 1995), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1971-03-01 Shepherd Clark, figure skater (1994, 97 Eastern Sr champ), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1972-02-01 Carlton Bruner, American 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1973-04-12 Claudia Jordan, American actress (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1973-07-29 Stephen Dorff, actor (I Know My Name is Steven), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1974-02-12 Fonzworth Bentley, US hip-hop artist, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1974-05-23 Kimber West, playmate (Feb 1997), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1974-05-30 Cee-Lo Green [Thomas Callaway], American Grammy winning singer-songwriter (Crazy, F*** You), reality TV judge (The Voice), record producer, and actor, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1974-09-03 Clare Kramer, American actress (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1977-04-20 Jon Hugger, American professional wrestler, born in Atlanta, Georgia

Person of interestKanye West

1977-06-08 Kanye West, American rapper and record producer, born in Atlanta, Georgia

Rapper Kanye West
Kanye West
  • 1978-06-15 RoRo, [Romell Chapman], rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1979-01-10 Chris H E Smith, [Daddy Mack], rapper (Kris Kross-Warm it Up), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1979-02-23 D-Roc [D'Angelo Holmes], American rapper (Ying Yang Twins), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1980-09-25 T.I. [Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.], American rapper and actor (Bring Em Out, Dead and Gone), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1981-02-11 Kelly Rowland, US singer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1981-07-31 Eric Lively, American actor (The Butterfly Effect 2), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1983-04-02 Yung Joc, American rapper (It's Goin' Down), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1985-12-08 Dwight Howard, American basketball player (Charlotte Hornets), born in Atlanta, Georigia
  • 1988-01-30 Rob Pinkston, American actor (Punk'd), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1989-05-11 Cameron Newton, American football player (Carolina Panthers), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1989-11-30 Chanel Iman, American supermodel (Victoria's Secret Angel), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1990-09-10 Chandler Massey, actor (Days of our Lives), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1992-06-13 Violet Chachki [Jason Dardo], American drag queen, dancer, model and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race season 7 winner), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

1897-09-08 Confederate General James Longstreet (76) weds Helen Dortch (34) at the governor's mansion in Atlanta, Georgia

Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet

HeartWedding of Interest

1924-06-17 Golfer Bobby Jones (22) weds high school sweetheart Mary Rice Malone (22) in Atlanta, Georgia

Golfer Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones

HeartWedding of Interest

1992-12-31 MLB Outfielder David Justice (26) weds actress Halle Berry (26) in Atlanta, Georgia

MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice
Actress Halle Berry
Halle Berry
  • 1996-03-24 Former Atlanta mayor and UN ambassador Andrew Young (64) weds Carolyn Watson (49) in South Africa
  • 2000-09-02 "The Backstreet Boys" lead vocalist Brian Littrell (25) weds actress Leighanne Wallace (31) at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2005-01-08 Rapper and actor Nas (32) weds R&B singer Kelis (25) at Morningside Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2006-06-03 Pop band Hanson member Zac Hanson (20) weds Kate Tucker (22) at the Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2011-06-18 Reality TV Personality Toya Carter (27) weds "The Deal" TV host Mickey Wright in Atlanta
  • 2011-11-11 Actor and comedian Kenan Thompson (33) weds model Christina Evangeline at George Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2013-06-22 "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" actress NeNe Leakes (45) weds her ex-husband Gregg Leakes at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta

Famous Deaths

  • 1879-08-30 John B Hood, confederate general (lost Atlanta), dies at 48
  • 1936-02-20 John Hope, president of Atlanta University, dies at 67
  • 1990-07-20 Herbert Jenkins, Atlanta's longest serving police chief (b. 1907)
  • 2003-06-23 Maynard Jackson, Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia (b. 1938)