New Orleans in History (Part 2)

Louisiana: Baton Rouge - Shreveport

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-01-22 New Orleans Pelicans' DeMarcus Cousins has 44 points, 24 rebounds & 10 assists in 132-128 double-OT win over Chicago Bulls; 1st player since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1972) with 40+ points, 20+ rebounds & 10+ assists

Sport defeatWrestleMania

2018-04-08 WrestleMania XXXIV, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA: Ronda Rousey makes WWE debut, teaming with Kurt Angle to beat Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in a mixed tag team match

Professional Wrestler Triple H
Professional Wrestler
Triple H

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-10-08 New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees becomes NFL's all-time leader in passing yards; needs 201 yards to pass Peyton Manning's record; gets 363 & 3 TD's in Saints 43-19 win v Washington Redskins at the SuperDome

NFL Quarterback Drew Brees
NFL Quarterback
Drew Brees

Sports record brokenNBA Record

2019-01-16 Golden State guard Stephen Curry first player in NBA history to hit 8+ three-point FGs in 3 consecutive games; goes 9-of- 17 three's in Warriors' 147-140 win over New Orleans; teams combine for NBA record 43 3-pointers

Basketball Superstar Stephen Curry
Basketball Superstar
Stephen Curry
  • 2019-02-14 OKC guard Russell Westbrook makes a triple-double (44 points, 14 rebounds, 11 assists) in an NBA record 11th consecutive game as the Thunder go down, 131-122 in New Orleans
  • 2019-03-18 40-year old Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki overtakes Wilt Chamberlain to go 6th with 31,424 points on the NBA scorers' list; Mavs suffer 129-125 OT loss to New Orleans Pelicans
  • 2019-06-15 In a blockbuster NBA trade, the New Orleans Pelicans send forward Anthony Davis to the LA Lakers for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart & 3 future 1st round draft picks including 2019 #4
  • 2019-12-22 New Orleans wide receiver Michael Thomas sets NFL record for most catches in a season with his 144th as Saints beat Tennessee 38-28; breaks 17-year old record held by Marvin Harrison (143)
  • 2020-01-13 College Football, National Championship, Superdome, New Orleans: #1 LSU beats #3 Clemson, 42-15

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 190 of 190

  • 1939-11-13 Idris Muhammad [Leo Morris], American jazz drummer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2014)
  • 1939-12-17 James Booker, American R&B musician (Gonzo), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1939-12-28 Charles Neville, American vocalist and saxophonist (Neville Brothers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2018)

Person of interestAnne Rice

1941-10-04 Anne Rice, author (Interview with a Vampire), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Author Anne Rice
Author
Anne Rice
  • 1941-10-04 Jerrel Wilson, American NFL punter (Pro Bowl 1970-72; Super Bowl 1970; KC Chiefs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • 1941-11-20 Dr. John [Malcolm John Rebennack], American musician (Right Place, Wrong Time), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2019) [1]
  • 1943-01-26 Jean Knight [Caliste], American soul, funk and R&B singer (Mr. Big Stuff), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1943-02-09 James King, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1968), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1943-11-28 Randy Newman, American singer-songwriter and composer (Short People, You've Got a Friend in Me), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1943-12-27 Cokie Roberts, American pioneering newscaster (ABC, NPR), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2019)
  • 1945-02-13 King Floyd, American singer-songwriter (Groove Me), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2006)
  • 1945-09-10 Tom Ligon, American actor (Joyride), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1945-12-02 Penelope Spheeris, American film director (The Decline of Western Civilization), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1945-12-05 J W "Corkey" Fornof, American stunt coordinator (Octopussy), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1946-05-03 Greg Gumbel, American sportscaster (CBS TV, WFAN), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1947-07-10 Arlo Guthrie, American singer (Alice's Restaurant, City of New Orleans), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-11-25 John Larroquette, actor (Dan Fielding-Night Court), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948-01-14 Carl Weathers, American actor (Apollo Creed-Rocky), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948-05-22 Richard Baker, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana's 6th district), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948-06-27 Camile Baudoin, American musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948-07-12 Richard Simmons, American exercise guru (CHiPs, Deal-a-Meal), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948-07-25 Steve Goodman, American folk singer and songwriter (City of New Orleans), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1984)
  • 1948-09-29 Bryant Gumbel, sportscaster/TV host (Today Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948-10-10 Cyril Neville, American singer and percussionist (Neville Brothers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948-10-10 Ed Volker, American musician (The Radiators), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948-10-26 Marshall Colt, American actor (Eric-Lottery), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948-12-25 Merry Clayton, American soul and gospel singer (Ray Charles; Rolling Stones - "Gimme Shelter") and actress, born in Gert Town, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1949-11-17 Thomas Lionel Hill, American 110m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1972), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1951-10-04 Truck Robinson, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 1978, 81; New Orleans Jazz; NBA rebound leader 1978), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1952-07-14 Eric Laneuville, actor (Larry-Room 222, St Elsewhere), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1953-09-16 Gene Taylor, American politician (Rep-D-Mississippi), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1954-02-15 Pamela Theresa Jiles, American 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1976), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1954-04-05 Christopher S. Nelson, American actor (Sons & Daughters), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1954-11-05 Alvin Gentry, American basketball head coach (New Orleans Pelicans 2015-19; Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns), born in Shelby, North Carolina
  • 1955-02-16 Guy Gallo, writer (Under the Volcano), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1955-02-28 Randy Jackson, American rock singer, guitarist, and keyboard player (Zebra), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1955-03-29 Earl Campbell, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1977, U of Texas; Pro Bowl 1978–81, 83, Houston Oilers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Person of interestRay Nagin

1956-06-11 [Clarence] Ray Nagin, American politician (Mayor of New Orleans, 2002-2010), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Mayor of New Orleans Ray Nagin
Mayor of New Orleans
Ray Nagin
  • 1956-11-12 Rhonda Shear, comedian (Up All Night), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1957-03-21 Sabrina Le Beauf, actress (Sondra-Crosby Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1957-10-14 Kenny Neal, American blues musician (Let Life Flow), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1958-01-07 Donna Rice Hughes, American author & speaker, born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Person of interestEllen DeGeneres

1958-01-26 Ellen DeGeneres, American comedian (Ellen Morgan-Ellen), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Comedian and TV Star Ellen DeGeneres
Comedian and TV Star
Ellen DeGeneres
  • 1958-08-25 Christian LeBlanc, American actor (Michael Baldwin-Young & Restless), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1960-04-15 Marvin Clyde Goodwin, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1960-06-23 Donald Harrison, American jazz saxophonist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1961-05-03 David Vitter, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana (1999-2005), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1961-10-18 Wynton Marsalis, American jazz and classical trumpeter (9 Grammy Awards; Pulitzer Prize for "Blood on the Fields"; Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1961-10-31 Kate Campbell, American musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1962-03-13 Terence Blanchard, American jazz trumpeter (Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers), film score composer (When The Levees Broke; Harriet), and educator, born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Person of interestClyde Drexler

1962-06-22 Clyde "Glide" Drexler, NBA Guard (Houston Rockets, Port Trailblazers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

NBA Swingman Clyde Drexler
NBA Swingman
Clyde Drexler
  • 1963-02-10 Bennie Thompson, American football safety (Saints, Chiefs, Cleveland Browns/Ravens), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1964-03-13 Will Clark, American MLB first baseman (San Francisco Giants), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1965-02-10 Lenny Webster, American catcher (Montreal Expos), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1965-07-28 Delfeayo Marsalis, American jazz musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1965-08-21 Jim Bullinger, American MLB pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1965-10-10 Steve Scalise, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1966-04-10 Neil Smith, American football defensive end (KC Chiefs, Den Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1966-05-22 Donald Royal, American NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets, Orlando Magic), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1966-08-10 Gerald Williams, American baseball outfielder (NY Yankees), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1966-11-09 Virgil Robertson, CFL defensive end (BC Lions), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Person of interestHarry Connick Jr

1967-09-11 Harry Connick Jr, American singer (We Are in Love) and actor, born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 1967-10-27 Jaren Jackson, American NBA guard & forward (Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1967-12-14 Eldridge Recasner, American NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1967-12-21 Ervin Johnson, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1968-01-29 Aeneas Williams, American football cornerback (Arizona Cardinals), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1968-06-30 Philip Anselmo, American heavy metal musician (Pantera), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1968-07-05 Nate Singleton, American NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1968-11-10 Lonnie Marts, American NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs, Tennessee Oilers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1969-02-15 Birdman [Bryan Williams], American record executive and rapper, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1969-03-27 Pauley Perrette, American actress, photographer, poet and writer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1969-09-13 Tyler Perry, American filmmaker (Tyler Perry's House of Payne), author and songwriter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1970-04-13 Eddie Robinson, American NFL linebacker (Houston Oilers, Jacksonville Jaguars), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1970-05-05 Harold Nash, American CFL halfback (Montreal Alouettes), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1971-10-08 Monty Williams, American basketball head coach and executive (Phoenix Suns 2019; New Orleans Hornets / Pelicans 2010-15) and NBA forward/guard (San Antonio Spurs), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • 1972-02-23 Jamie Watson, NBA forward (Utah Jazz), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1972-08-07 Tony Bouie, American NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1973-02-26 Marshall Faulk, American NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1975-06-27 Bianca del Rio [Roy Haylock], American drag queen, comedian, actor and costume designer (RuPaul's Drag Race season 6 winner), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Person of interestReese Witherspoon

1976-03-22 Reese Witherspoon, American actress (Pleasantville, Legally Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Person of interestPeyton Manning

1976-03-24 Peyton Manning, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 2006, 15; 5 x NFL MVP; 14 x Pro Bowl; Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback
Peyton Manning
  • 1976-03-25 Juvenile [Terius Gray], American rapper (The Hot Boys), born in Magnolia, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1976-12-07 Alan Faneca, American football player (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1977-06-19 Peter Warrick, American NFL running back (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1977-09-09 Soulja Slim [James Adarryl Tapp Jr.], American rapper (Slow Motion), born in Magnolia Projects, New Orleans (d. 2003)

Person of interestEli Manning

1981-01-03 Eli Manning, American NFL quarterback (MVP Super Bowls 2007, 11; Pro Bowl 2008, 11, 12, 15; NY Giants), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

NFL Quarterback Eli Manning
NFL Quarterback
Eli Manning
  • 1981-08-21 Collie Buddz [Colin Patrick Harper], American Reggae & Dancehall artist (Come Around), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1985-11-26 Lil' Fizz [Dreux Pierre Frédéric], American singer (B2K), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1985-12-05 Josh Smith, American basketball player (New Orleans Pelicans), born in College Park, Georgia
  • 2000-07-06 Zion Williamson, American basketball power forward (2019 NBA Draft: #1 pick New Orleans Pelicans), born in Salisbury, North Carolina

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths