Greensboro in History

Historical Events

  • 1865-04-26 Battle of Durham Station, North Carolina (Greensboro)
  • 1949-09-22 WFMY TV channel 2 in Greensboro-High Point, NC (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1960-02-01 4 students stage 1st civil rights sit-in, at Woolworth's in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1963-10-14 WGHP TV channel 8 in Greensboro-High Point, NC (ABC) begins
  • 1979-03-25 AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament, Old Dominion beat Louisiana Tech 75-65 in Greensboro
  • 1980-03-01 27th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC: Duke beats Maryland, 73-72
  • 1997-04-27 Frank Nobilo wins Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic at Forest Oaks
  • 1997-10-03 Carolina Hurricanes lose the NHL franchise's 1st home game, 4-3 vs Pittsburgh Penguins at the Greensboro Coliseum
  • 2018-08-16 Brandt Snedeker shoots 10th sub-60 round in PGA history with an 11-under par 59 in the opening round of the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina

Famous Birthdays

  • 1859-07-30 Henry Louis Smith, American physicist who made the first X-ray photograph, born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1951)
  • 1862-09-11 O. Henry [William Sydney Porter], American short story writer (Cabbages and Kings), born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1910)
  • 1908-02-02 Wes Ferrell, All-Star MLB pitcher, born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1976)
  • 1911-10-24 Sonny Terry, blind Piedmont blues musician, born in Greensboro, Georgia (d. 1986)
  • 1917-05-04 Edward Toner Cone, American pianist, composer and pedagogue, born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 2004)
  • 1921-06-07 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist, born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1998)
  • 1931-03-18 Howard Coble, American politician (Rep-R-NC, 1985-2015), born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1937-05-16 James Hunt Jr, American politician (Governor of North Carolina 1993-2001), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1939-06-16 Billy "Crash" Craddock, American country singer (Boom Boom Baby, Rub It In), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1942-09-09 Inez Foxx, American R&B singer (Mockingbird), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1951-09-25 Robert "Bob" McAdoo, American former NBA player (Buffalo Braves) and assistant coach (Miami Heat), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1955-06-14 Vince Evans, American NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1964-12-12 Haywood Jeffires, American NFL wide receiver (Houston Oilers), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1964-12-12 Haywood Jeffires, American football player, born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1965-05-07 Reuben Davis, American NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1965-12-24 Millard Powers, American musician and songwriter, born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1966-02-01 Donna Edmondson, American Playboy playmate (Nov, 1986, Playmate of the Year 1987), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1971-05-01 Ethan Albright, American NFL long-snapper (Pro Bowl 2007; Washington Redskins), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1973-12-24 Eddie Pope, soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1974-03-16 Lamont Burns, American NFL guard (NY Jets), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1974-12-21 Raymond Austin, American defensive back (NY Jets), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1977-02-21 Rhiannon Giddens, American musician (Carolina Chocolate Drops), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1978-04-11 Brett Claywell, American actor (One Tree Hill), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1985-04-26 John Isner, American tennis player, born in Greensboro, North Carolina

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

2010-07-10 Actress and fourth season American Idol winner Carrie Underwood (29) weds Nashville Predators ice hockey player Mike Fisher (32) at Ritz Carlton Lodge in Greensboro, Georgia