Fayetteville in History

Historical Events

Historic Event

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, North Carolina on WRCQ 103.5 FM

Famous Birthdays

Hiram R. Revels

1827-09-27 Hiram R. Revels, American clergyman, politician,1st African American in Congress (US Senator from Mississippi, 1870-71), and college president (Alcorn, 1871-82), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina (d. 1901)

  • 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 (Harold) "Tina" Brooks, American hard-bop jazz saxophonist, and composer ("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 Doug Wilkerson, American football guard (Pro Bowl 1980–82; First-team All-Pro 1982; SD Chargers), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina (d. 2021)
  • 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

Julianne 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, American baseball 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 point guard (NBA All Star 2021; Utah Jazz, Memphis Grizzlies), born in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Famous Weddings

Wedding 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

Evander Holyfield

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