Fayetteville in History

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1865-03-11 General William T. Sherman's Union forces occupies Fayetteville, North Carolina

  • 1969-02-09 KGTO TV channel 36 in Fayetteville, AR (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1983-08-21 110°F (43°C) at Fayetteville, North Carolina (state record)
  • 1997-03-03 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Fayetteville NC on WRCQ 103.5 FM

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestHiram R. Revels

1817-09-27 Hiram R. Revels, 1st African American US Senator, born in Fayetteville, North Carolina (d. 1901)

Minister and US Senator Hiram R. Revels
Minister and US Senator
Hiram R. Revels
  • 1879-07-10 Harry Nicholls Holmes, American chemist (crystallized vitamin A), born in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania (d. 1958)
  • 1902-03-09 Edward Durell Stone, American architect (US Embassy, New Delhi), born in Fayetteville, Arkansas (d. 1978)
  • 1932-06-07 Tina Brooks, American blues and funk saxophonist (True Blue), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina (d. 1974)
  • 1942-01-17 Randy Boone, American actor (Cimarron Strip, Virginian), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1944-02-25 Kristina Holland, American actress (Tina-Courtship of Eddie's Father), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1946-08-01 Richard O. Covey, American astronaut (STS 51I, 26, 38, 61) and USAF officer, born in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 1947-03-27 Dough Wilkerson, American football player, born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1953-04-27 Ellen S. Baker, American physician and NASA astronaut (STS 34, 50, 71), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1956-09-12 Chip Beck, American golfer (US Open 1986, 89, Masters 1993 runner-up; shot 59 in 1991), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Person of interestJulianne Moore

1960-12-03 Julianne Moore, American actress (Magnolia, The Kids are Alright), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina

  • 1963-01-10 Mark Pryor, American politician, born in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 1967-08-28 Chris Armstrong, CFL slot back (Montreal Alouettes), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1971-04-29 Sterling Hitchcock, pitcher (NY Yanks, Sea Mariners), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1973-07-09 Kelly Holcomb, American football quarterback (Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns), born in Fayetteville, Tennessee
  • 1974-07-25 Todd Fuller, American NBA center (SF Warriors), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1982-03-31 Brian Tyree Henry, American actor (If Beale Street Could Talk), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1987-10-11 Mike Conley, Jr., American basketball player (Memphis Grizzlies), born in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1975-10-11 Future US President Bill Clinton (29) weds future US Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham (28) in a Methodist ceremony in their living room in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

LoveWedding of Interest

1996-10-04 Former undisputed boxing heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield (34) weds Janice Itson (34) at Glynn Wedding Chapel in nearby Fayetteville

  • 2004-05-29 "Party of Five" actor Scott Wolf (35) weds "Real World" cast member Kelley Limp at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas