Mississippi in History (Part 3)

Mississippi: Jackson, MS

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 272 of 272

  • 1955-12-04 Cassandra Wilson, American jazz singer, born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1956-04-18 Eric Roberts, American actor (Pope of Greenwich Village, King of Gypsies), born in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • 1956-07-29 Ronnie Musgrove, Former Governor of Mississippi
  • 1957-03-15 Park Overall, American actress (Empty Nest, Mississippi Burning), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1958-01-18 Larry Smith, American NBA player, born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi
  • 1960-07-06 Valerie Brisco-Hooks, American athlete (Olympic gold 200m, 400m, 400m relay 1984), born in Greenwood Mississippi
  • 1960-09-20 Alice Regina Brown, American 4X100 runner (Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1960-10-11 Curt Ford, American baseball player, born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1961-01-08 Calvin Smith, American athlete, born in Bolton, Mississippi
  • 1961-09-17 Ty Tabor, American progressive metal guitarist and singer (King's X), born in Pearl, Mississippi
  • 1962-04-09 Freddie Joe Nunn, American NFL defensive end (Indianapolis Colts), born in Noxubee County, Mississippi
  • 1962-09-03 Dave Clark, American baseball outfielder, manager, coach (Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit Tigers), born in Tupelo, Mississippi

Person of interestJerry Rice

1962-10-13 Jerry Rice, American Pro and College Football Hall of Fame wide receiver (SF 49ers, 13 x Pro Bowl), born in Starkville, Mississippi

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
NFL Legend
Jerry Rice
  • 1963-01-31 John Dye, American actor (Andrew-Touched by an Angel), born in Amory, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • 1963-08-22 Terry Catledge, American NBA star (Orlando Magic), born in Houston, Mississippi
  • 1963-12-23 Donna Tartt, American writer (The Secret History), born in Greenwood, Mississippi
  • 1964-01-14 Shepard Smith, American news anchor, born in Holly Springs, Mississippi
  • 1964-04-11 Steve Azar, American country singer and songwriter ("I Don't Have to Be Me ('til Monday)"), born in Greenville, Mississippi
  • 1964-06-13 Jennifer Gillom, American WNBA center and forward (Phoenix Mercury/Olympic gold 1988), born in Abbeville, Mississippi
  • 1964-09-11 Ellis Burks, American baseball outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • 1966-01-08 Andrew Wood, American singer (Mother Love Bone), born in Columbus, Mississippi (d. 1990)
  • 1966-05-17 Danny Manning, American basketball forward (NBA All-Star 1993, 94; NBA Sixth Man of the Year 1998; Phoenix Suns), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • 1966-06-17 Fred Barnett, American NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Gunnison, Mississippi
  • 1966-09-11 Richard Harvey, American NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints), born in Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • 1966-10-10 Derrick McKey, American NBA forward (Indiana Pacers), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • 1966-12-04 Fereydun "Fred" Armisen, American comedian (Saturday Night Live), actor, writer (Portlandia), and musician (8G Band), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • 1967-05-25 Ruthie Bolton, American basketball guard (Olympic gold 1996), born in Lucedale, Mississippi

Person of interestFaith Hill

1967-09-21 Faith Hill [Audrey Faith Perry], American country pop singer (Breathe, Cry), born in Ridgeland, Mississippi

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • 1968-10-10 James Williams, American NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, SF 49ers), born in Natchez, Mississippi
  • 1969-02-21 Corey Harris, American blues & reggae guitarist (The Blues miniseries, From Mississippi to Mali), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1969-03-09 Mahmoud Abdul Rauf, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets), born in Gulfport, Mississippi
  • 1970-02-21 Marc Woodard, American NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Kosciusko, Mississippi
  • 1970-03-10 Matt Barlow, American heavy metal vocalist (Ashes of Ares; Iced Earth; Pyramaze), born in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • 1970-07-06 Antonio Harvey, American NBA center/forward (LA Clippers), born in Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • 1970-09-08 Clarence Weatherspoon, American NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers), born in Crawford, Mississippi
  • 1970-10-31 Rogers Stevens, American guitarist (Blind Melon), born in West Point, Mississippi
  • 1970-12-03 Lindsey Hunter, American basketball guard (NBA C'ship 2002, 04; LA Lakers, Detroit Pistons), born in Utica, Mississippi
  • 1970-12-21 Irving Spikes, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins), born in Ocean Springs, Mississippi
  • 1971-01-25 Herman Smith, American football defensive end (Tampa Bay Bucs, London Monarchs), born in Mound Bayou, Mississippi
  • 1971-07-01 Bobby Hamilton, American football defensive end, born in Columbia, Mississippi
  • 1971-08-15 Perry Carter, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in McComb, Mississippi
  • 1971-09-07 Wesley Leasy, American NFL linebacker (Arizona Cardinals), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • 1971-10-31 Alphonso Ford, American basketball player, born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 2004)
  • 1971-11-30 Matthew Lawton, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 2000, 04; Minnesota Twins), born in Gulfport, Mississippi
  • 1972-01-09 Jay Powell, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • 1972-01-16 Joe Horn, American NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs), born in Tupelo, Mississippi
  • 1972-01-23 Kez McCorvey, American NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions), born in Gautier, Mississippi
  • 1973-02-14 Steve McNair, American football quarterback (Houston Oilers, Titans), born in Mount Olive, Mississippi (d. 2009)
  • 1973-09-11 Fred Thomas, American NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks), born in Bruce, Mississippi
  • 1973-10-09 Dexter McCleon, American football cornerback (St Louis Rams), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • 1973-10-27 Monica Louwerens, Canadian-American actress (Power Rangers) and Miss America-Mississippi (Top 10, 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1974-01-17 Marcus Spriggs, American offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • 1974-01-31 Othella Harrington, American basketball forward (Houston Rockets), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1974-04-24 Brian Marshall, American bassist and co-founder of rock band (Creed), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1974-09-07 Antonio McDyess, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 2001; Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons), born in Quitman, Mississippi
  • 1974-12-11 Kevin Devine, American football cornerback and kick returner (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1976-01-09 Todd Grisham, American professional wrestling interviewer, born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • 1977-08-29 Roy Oswalt, American baseball player, born in Weir, Mississippi
  • 1978-04-11 Josh Hancock, American baseball player, born in Cleveland, Mississippi (d. 2007)
  • 1979-02-11 Brandy [Brandy Rayana Norwood], American singer (Les Miserables, Moisha), born in McComb, Mississippi
  • 1979-05-04 Lance Bass, American singer (*NSYNC), born in Laurel, Mississippi
  • 1979-12-28 Bill Hall, American baseball player, born in Nettleton, Mississippi
  • 1980-02-27 Bobby Valentino, American singer, born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1981-01-17 Ray J [William Ray Norwood Jr.], American singer and actor (Everything You Want), born in McComb, Mississippi
  • 1981-04-27 Joey Gathright, American baseball player, born in Columbia, Mississippi
  • 1981-09-07 Paul McCoy, American rock vocalist (12 Stones), born in Florence, Mississippi

Person of interestBritney Spears

1981-12-02 Britney Spears, American popstar ("Baby One More Time," "Oops! ...I did it again" and "I'm A Slave 4 U"), born in McComb, Mississippi

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears
  • 1981-12-31 Jason Campbell, American football player, born in Laurel, Mississippi

Person of interestLeAnn Rimes

1982-08-28 LeAnn Rimes [Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian], American country singer (Blue), born in Jackson, Mississippi

Country Singer LeAnn Rimes
Country Singer
LeAnn Rimes
  • 1985-01-04 Al Jefferson, American basketball player, born in Monticello, Mississippi
  • 1985-10-26 Monta Ellis, American basketball player (Golden State Warriors), born in Jackson, Mississippi

Person of interestJamie Lynn Spears

1991-04-04 Jamie Lynn Spears, American actress (Zoey 101), born in McComb, Mississippi


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