Charlotte in History

Historical Events

  • 1837-07-27 US Mint opens in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1844-07-27 Fire destroys US mint at Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1922-03-18 WBT-AM in Charlotte NC begins radio transmissions
  • 1949-07-15 WBTV TV channel 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-12-07 WCCB TV channel 18 in Charlotte, North Carolina (IND/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957-04-28 WSOC TV channel 9 in Charlotte, North Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958-09-05 1st color video recording on magnetic tape presented, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1965-08-27 WTVI TV channel 42 in Charlotte, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966-08-26 KLOC (now KCSO) channel 42 in Charlotte, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967-07-09 WRET TV channel 36 in Charlotte, North Carolina (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1987-04-28 NBA announces expansion to Charlotte NC & Miami Fla in 1988 & Minneapolis Minn & Orlando Fla in 1989
  • 1988-08-11 Charlotte Colisieum in Charlotte NC opens

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

1991-02-10 41st NBA All-Star Game, Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC: East beats West, 116-114; Charles Barkley, Philadelphia 76ers, F

NBA Power Forward Charles Barkley
NBA Power Forward
Charles Barkley
  • 1996-09-01 The Carolina Panthers outgun the Atlanta Falcons 29-6 in their first regular season NFL game at Ericsson Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1997-04-15 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Charlotte NC on WXRC 95.7 FM
  • 1997-10-04 Second largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company with $17.3 million in cash taken
  • 2004-01-03 Panthers kicker John Kasay ties NFL-playoff record with 5 field goals to lead Carolina to a 29-10 win over Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card round of playoffs in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 2016-01-24 NFC Championship, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC: Carolina Panthers beat Arizona Cardinals, 49-15
  • 2016-09-20 Black American Keith Lamont Scott is shot dead by a black police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina, provoking violent protests in the city
  • 2019-02-17 NBA All Star Game, Spectrum Centre, Charlotte, NC: Team LeBron beats Team Giannis, 178-164; MVP: Kevin Durant GS Warriors, F

Famous Birthdays

  • 1908-06-14 John Scott Trotter, American orchestra leader (George Gobel Show), born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 1975)

Person of interestBilly Graham

1918-11-07 Billy Graham, American Baptist evangelist (Crusades) described as 1 of the 20th century's most influential Christian leaders, born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2018)

Evangelist Billy Graham
Evangelist
Billy Graham
  • 1920-03-29 John M. Belk, American head of Belk, Inc., born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2007)
  • 1929-01-05 Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer (Kansas City), born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 1994)
  • 1934-10-01 Neil Castles, American auto racer (NASCAR Grand National East Series Champion 1972), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1935-10-03 Charles "Charlie" Duke Jr, American Brigadier General and astronaut (Apol 16), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1942-08-15 Larry Hartsell, American martial artist, bodyguard, trainer, student of Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto, born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2007)
  • 1942-11-01 John Spratt, American politician (Rep-D-SC, 1983-2011), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1943-04-19 Robert Yates, American auto racing team owner and engine builder (Yates Racing, NASCAR), born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2017)
  • 1946-04-30 Donald Schollander, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold-64), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1949-11-04 Berlinda Tolbert, American actor (Jenny-The Jeffersons), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1950-05-07 Prairie Prince, American rocker (Tubes), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1957-07-27 Matt Osborne, American professional wrestler, born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2013)
  • 1958-02-26 Susan J. Helms, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 54, 64, 78), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1958-07-05 Patricia "Patsy" Pease, American actress (Kimberly-Days of Our Lives), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1959-05-17 Jim Nantz, American sportscaster, born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1959-07-05 Patricia Pease, American actress (Kimberly-Days of our Life), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1961-06-29 Sharon Lawrence [Sharon Elizabeth], American actress (NYPD Blue, Fired Up), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1964-04-13 Davis Love III, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1997; 21 PGA Tour titles), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1966-01-23 Haywoode Workman, American NBA guard (Indiana Pacers), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1971-01-18 Andre Coleman, American NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1971-11-30 Ray Durham, American MLB infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1971-12-05 Marrio Grier, NFL fullback (New England Patriots), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1973-01-18 Junior Burrough, American NBA forward (Boston Celtics), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1974-01-06 Marcus Crandell, CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1980-04-02 Ricky Hendrick, American auto racer and team owner (NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series 1 win, 23 top 10s), born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2004)
  • 1982-04-10 Chyler Leigh, American actress (Not Another Teen Movie), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1982-05-24 Bill Haas, American golfer (6 PGA Tour titles), born in Charlotte, North Carolina