Atlanta in History (Part 2)

Georgia (US): Augusta, GA

Historical Events

  • 1996-07-28 Americans Karch Kiraly & Kent Steffes win inaugural beach volleyball gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics; Kiraly first to win gold in both indoor and beach events
  • 1996-08-01 French sprinter Marie-José Pérec wins the 200m final at the Atlanta Olympics to become only the 2nd athlete to win the 200-400m Olympic double (Valerie Brisco-Hooks 1984)
  • 1996-08-01 American athlete Michael Johnson wins 200m at the Atlanta Olympics in a world record 19.32 seconds to become the first man to complete the 200m-400m double
  • 1996-08-01 Tiffeny Milbrett scores the winner as the US beats China 2-1 at the Atlanta Olympics for the first ever Olympic gold medal in women's soccer
  • 1996-08-01 Dan O'Brien wins the decathlon gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics to become the first American since Bruce Jenner in 1976 to win the gruelling event

Olympic Gold

1996-08-02 The star-studded United States men's basketball team, Dream Team III, beat Yugoslavia 95-69 to win the gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics

Olympic Games

1996-08-03 5-time Tour de France winner Miguel Induráin of Spain wins the 52.2k road time trial in 1:04:05, 12 seconds ahead of countryman Abraham Olano at the Atlanta Olympics

Olympic Gold

1996-08-03 American Andre Agassi wins the men's singles Tennis gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics beating Spaniard Sergi Bruguera 6-2, 6-3, 6-1

  • 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.
  • 1999-10-02 Atlanta Thrashers play first regular-season game in franchise history, a 4-1 loss to the visiting NJ Devils, before a crowd of 18,545 at Philips Arena; Kelly Buchberger scores first goal in Thrashers history

Sports History

1999-12-17 Ray Bourque becomes just the 3rd player in NHL history to score 1,100 assists, and goaltender Byron Dafoe records his 100th NHL victory in Boston Bruin's 3-1 win over the Thrashers in Atlanta

  • 2000-03-02 St. Louis Blues become just the 2nd team in NHL history to win 10 straight games on the road, with a 5-2 victory in Atlanta; tie mark set by Buffalo 1983-84
  • 2000-04-02 Atlanta center Ray Ferraro scores a goal and added 2 assists as the Thrashers end an NHL record 17-game home winless streak (0-15-2) with a 5-4 win against the visiting New York Islanders
  • 2000-07-11 71st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-3 at Turner Field, Atlanta

PGA Championship

2001-08-19 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Atlanta Athletic Club: David Toms wins his first major title by 1 stroke from Phil Mickelson

  • 2003-02-02 53rd NHL All-Star Game, Office Depot Centre, Sunrise, FL: West beats East, 6-5; MVP: Danny Heatley, Atlanta Thrashers, LW
  • 2004-11-03 With no sign the lockout of its players will end in the near future, the National Hockey League cancels 2005 All-Star Game scheduled for February in Atlanta
  • 2008-01-27 56th NHL All-Star Game, Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA: Eastern Conference beats Western Conference, 8-7; MVP: Eric Staal, Carolina, C

Sports History

2008-10-12 Anna Kournikova and Andy Roddick defeat Martina Navratilova and Jesse Levine in a match for charity, raising over $400,000 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Atlanta AIDS Partnership Fund

WrestleMania

2011-04-03 WrestleMania XXVII, Georgia Dome, Atlanta GA (71,617): Edge defeats Alberto Del Rio; The Undertaker downs Triple H; The Miz beats John Cena

  • 2011-08-14 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Atlanta Athletic Club: Keegan Bradley wins first major title by 1 stroke in 3-hole aggregate playoff with fellow American Jason Dufner
  • 2015-10-05 Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement announced by trade ministers of 12 countries in Atlanta
  • 2016-09-25 Tour Championship Men's Golf, East Lake GC: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins in a playoff with Kevin Chappell & Ryan Moore; biggest winner's prize in golf, US$10m
  • 2017-11-20 Atlanta's Georgia Dome, once the world's largest covered stadium, is destroyed in a controlled implosion
  • 2018-01-08 College Football National Championship, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta: #4 Alabama beats #3 Georgia, 26-23

Golf Tournament

2018-09-23 Tour Championship Men's Golf, East Lake GC: Tiger Woods wins by 2 strokes from Billy Horschel; Woods' 80th PGA Tour win; first in 5 years; Justin Rose wins FedEx Cup crown, $10m bonus

  • 2019-02-03 Super Bowl LIII, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA: New England Patriots beat Los Angeles Rams, 13-3; MVP: Julian Edelman, NE Patriots, WR; Patriots' 6th SB victory
  • 2019-02-10 The eight centrally owned and operated team Alliance of American Football gets underway; Orlando Apollos beat Atlanta Legends, 40-6 at Spectrum Stadium, Orlando, FL
  • 2019-05-19 US billionaire Robert F. Smith announces he will pay off college loans of nearly 400 students of the graduating class of Morehouse College, Atlanta
  • 2019-12-08 South African Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss Universe in Atlanta
  • 2020-06-12 African American Rayshard Brooks shot dead in drive-through carpark in Atlanta leading to further protests at police violence and the resignation of city's police chief

Famous Birthdays

  • 1968-01-27 Tracy Lawrence, American country singer (Sticks & Stones), born in Atlanta, Texas
  • 1969-01-04 Lindsay Kennedy, American actor (Jeb-Little House on the Prairie), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1969-04-14 Tim Roberts, American NFL defensive end (NE Patriots), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1969-05-24 Rich Robinson, American rock guitarist (Black Crowes - "Shake Your Money Maker"), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1969-07-25 Andrea Wieland, American field hockey goaltender (Olympics 1996), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1969-10-21 Mo Lewis, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1969-10-24 Kelvin Pritchett, American NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1970-11-07 Andre Hastings, American NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1971-02-27 Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, American singer (TLC), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1971-12-01 Rob Waldrop, American College Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle (Outland Trophy 1993 Arizona; CFL, Toronto Argonauts), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1972-01-19 Ron Killings, American professional wrestler, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1972-11-29 Brian Baumgartner, American actor (Kevin in The Office), 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
  • 1974-01-24 Ed Helms, American comic actor (The Daily Show; The Office; The Hangover), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1974-02-12 Fonzworth Bentley, US hip-hop artist, 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
  • 1975-05-27 André 3000 [Benjamin], American rapper (Outkast), and actor, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1977-04-20 Jon Hugger, American professional wrestler, born in Atlanta, Georgia

Kanye West

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

  • 1977-07-25 Kenny Thomas, American basketball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1977-11-10 Brittany Murphy, American actress (Drop Dead Gorgeous), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2009)
  • 1978-06-15 RoRo [Romell Chapman], American rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1979-01-10 Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith, American rapper (Kris Kross - "Jump"), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1979-01-15 Young Dro [D'Juan Hart], American rapper (Shoulder Lean), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1979-02-23 D-Roc [D'Angelo Holmes], American rapper (Ying Yang Twins), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1979-08-13 Corey Patterson, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1979-08-26 Jamal Lewis, American NFL running back (Super Bowl 2000; NFL rushing yards leader 2003; Baltimore Ravens), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1980-09-12 Sean Burroughs, American baseball player, 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
  • 1980-10-24 Monica, American (The Boy is Mine), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1981-02-11 (Kelendria) "Kelly" Rowland, American pop and R&B singer (Destiny's Child - "Say My Name"), and television personality (The X Factor; The Voice Australia), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1981-07-31 Eric Lively, American actor (The Butterfly Effect 2), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1983-04-02 Yung Joc [Jasiel Robinson], American rapper ("It's Goin' Down"), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1984-01-08 Jeff Francoeur, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1984-01-30 Jeremy Hermida, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1985-12-08 Dwight Howard, American basketball player (Charlotte Hornets), born in Atlanta, Georigia
  • 1985-12-10 Raven-Symoné [Pearman], American actress (The Cosby Show, 1989-92 -"Olivia"; That's So Raven, 2003-07), and singer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1987-12-31 Javaris Crittenton, American basketball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1988-01-30 Rob Pinkston, American actor (Punk'd), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1989-05-11 Cam Newton, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2010, Auburn; NFL MVP 2015; Pro Bowl 2011, 13, 15; Carolina Panthers), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1989-05-12 Megan Lovell, American singer and guitarist (Larkin Poe), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1990-01-26 Christopher Massey, American actor, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1990-09-10 Chandler Massey, actor (Days of our Lives), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1991-01-30 Rebecca Lovell, American singer & guitarist (Larkin Poe), 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
  • 1992-11-21 Davido [David Adedeji Adeleke], Nigerian singer-songwriter (Fall), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1996-05-31 Normani [Hamilton], American singer (with Sam Smith - "Dancing With A Stranger"; solo -"Motivation"), and dancer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1997-02-10 Chloe Grace Moretz, American actress (Kick-Ass), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1999-06-27 Chandler Riggs, American actor (The Walking Dead), born in Atlanta, Georgia

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Famous Deaths