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

OlympicsOlympic 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

NBA Center Hakeem Olajuwon
NBA Center
Hakeem Olajuwon
  • 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

OlympicsOlympic 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

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque

  • 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

Sport awardPGA 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Tennis Player Anna Kournikova
Tennis Player
Anna Kournikova
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion Andy Roddick
Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion
Andy Roddick

Sport defeatWrestleMania

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

Professional Wrestler and Actor John Cena
Professional Wrestler and Actor
John Cena
Professional Wrestler Triple H
Professional Wrestler
Triple H
  • 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

Sport awardGolf 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

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 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

  • 1967-06-26 Travis Fine, American 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, 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 rocker (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, 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
  • 1973-12-12 Stanley Pritchett, American football running back (Miami Dolphins), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1974-01-24 Ed Helms, American actor, 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 and actor (OutKast), 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
Rapper
Kanye West
  • 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], 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 Kelly Rowland, American 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 [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 and singer (The Cosby Show; That's So Raven), 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
  • 1989-11-30 Chanel Iman, American supermodel (Victoria's Secret Angel), 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 and dancer (Dancing with a Stranger), 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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