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
  • 1997-04-27 Frank Nobilo wins Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic at Forest Oaks

Famous Birthdays

  • 1859-07-30 Henry Louis Smith, American physicist who made the first X-ray photograph, born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1911-10-24 Sonny Terry, blind Piedmont blues musician, born in Greensboro, Georgia (d. 1986)
  • 1931-03-18 Howard Coble, American politician (Rep-R-NC, 1985-2015), born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 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, rocker (Mockingbird, Hi Diddle Diddle), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1958-09-04 Ray Freeman, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Coast Carolina), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1962-11-26 John Samuel Inman, PGA golfer (1993 Buick South Open), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1966-02-01 Donna Edmondson, playmate of year (Nov, 1986), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1973-12-24 Eddie Pope, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1975-02-14 Jennifer Michelle Roberts, Miss America-NC (1997), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1977-02-21 Rhiannon Giddens, musician (Carolina Chocolate Drops), born in Greensboro, North Carolina

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding 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