North Carolina in History (Part 3)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 417

  • 1943-11-10 Saxby Chambliss, American politician (U.S. Senator from Georgia 2003-15), born in Warrenton, North Carolina
  • 1944-02-25 Kristina Holland, American actress (Tina-Courtship of Eddie's Father), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1944-11-09 Bill Hendon, American politician (Rep-R-NC, 1981-83, 85-87), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1944-11-30 Dian Parkinson [Dianna Lynn Batts], American model (The Price Is Right) and Miss USA 1965, born in Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • 1945-02-22 Oliver [William Oliver Swofford], American pop singer (Good Morning Starshine, Jean), born in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina (d. 2000)
  • 1945-04-30 Michael J. Smith, American astronaut (51L-Challenger disaster), born in Beaufort, North Carolina (d. 1986)
  • 1945-07-09 Root Boy Slim [Foster MacKenzie III], American entertainer, born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 1993)
  • 1945-08-03 Ron Hendren, American TV host (Entertainment Tonight), born in Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • 1945-08-24 Vince McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter, born in Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • 1945-08-26 Melvin Watt, (Rep-D-North Carolina)
  • 1945-11-10 Donna Fargo, American country singer (Happiest Girl in Whole USA), born in Mount Airy, North Carolina
  • 1946-03-31 Al Nichol, rock guitarist/vocalist (Turtles), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1946-04-30 Donald Schollander, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold-64), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1946-08-25 Charlie Sanders, American football player (Detroit Lions), born in Richlands, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1946-09-05 Loudon Wainwright III, American vocalist (April Fool's Day Morn), born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • 1947-01-01 Leonard Thompson, American golfer (3 x PGA Tour, 3 x PGA Champions Tour wins), born in Laurinburg, North Carolina
  • 1947-01-10 Afeni Shakur, mother of Tupac Shakur, Black Panther Party member, born in Lumberton, North Carolina (d. 2016)
  • 1947-03-27 Dough Wilkerson, American football player, born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1947-04-27 George Kenneth Butterfield, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina, born in Wilson, North Carolina
  • 1948-10-05 Lucius "Tawl" Ross, American pop guitarist (Funkadelic-One Nation Under a Groove), born in Wagram, North Carolina
  • 1948-11-18 Jack Tatum, American NFL defensive back (Raiders), born in Cherryville, North Carolina
  • 1949-02-01 Jim Thorpe, American golfer (The Tradition 2002, 3 PGA Tour titles), born in Roxboro, North Carolina
  • 1949-05-26 Pam Grier, actress (Big Bird Cage, Tough Enough), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1949-07-18 Wally Bryson, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Fotomaker, Raspberries), born in Gastonia, North Carolina
  • 1949-11-03 Michael Evans, American actor (All in the Family), born in Salisbury, North Carolina
  • 1949-11-04 Berlinda Tolbert, American actor (Jenny-The Jeffersons), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1949-12-06 Doug Marlette, American editorial cartoonist (Kudzu), born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 2007)
  • 1950-05-07 Prairie Prince, American rocker (Tubes), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1950-09-14 Michael Nifong, American attorney, born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1950-11-04 Charles Frazier, American novelist (Cold Mountain), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1950-11-25 Jocelyn Brown, American R&B and dance singer, born in Kinston, North Carolina
  • 1951-04-12 Jakson Spires, American rock drummer (Blackfoot), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1951-04-29 Dale Earnhardt, American auto racer (7 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championships), born in Kannapolis, North Carolina (d. 2001)
  • 1951-07-26 William S. McArthur Jr., American astronaut (STS 58, 74, sk: 92), born in Laurinburg, North Carolina
  • 1951-09-25 Robert "Bob" McAdoo, American former NBA player (Buffalo Braves) and assistant coach (Miami Heat), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1952-01-06 Armelia McQueen, American actress, born in Montgomery County, North Carolina
  • 1952-09-13 Randy Jones, American musician (The Village People), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1952-10-31 Bernard Edwards, bassist (Chicago-Addicted to Love), born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • 1952-12-13 Sylvester Ritter (Junkyard Dog), American professional wrestler, born in Wadesboro, North Carolina (d. 1998)
  • 1953-04-27 Ellen S. Baker, American physician and NASA astronaut (STS 34, 50, 71), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1953-10-31 John Lucas, NBA guard (Houston, Golden State, Milwaukee), born in Durham, North Carolina
  • 1954-04-07 Donna White, American golfer (US Open runner-up 1982), born in Kinston, North Carolina
  • 1954-10-28 Sammy Stewart, American MLB pitcher (World Series 1983; AL ERA leader 1981; Cleveland Indians), born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 2018)
  • 1954-11-05 Alvin Gentry, American basketball head coach (New Orleans Pelicans 2015-19; Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns), born in Shelby, North Carolina
  • 1954-11-15 Mitch Easter, American record producer (REM), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1954-12-06 Chris Stamey, American musician, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • 1955-06-14 Vince Evans, American NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1955-09-06 Anne Henning, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1972), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1955-11-01 Beth Leavel, American actress (The Drowsy Chaperone), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1955-11-24 Scott Hoch, American golfer (US Masters 1989 runner-up, Ryder Cup 1997, 2002), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1956-04-17 Kaye Young, WBL forward (NY Stars, NJ Stars), born in Bunn, North Carolina
  • 1956-05-17 Sugar Ray [Charles] Leonard, American boxer (Olympic gold 1976), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina
  • 1956-06-14 Sam Irvin, American director and producer (Guilty as Charged), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1956-07-05 Patricia "Patsy" Pease, American actress (Kimberly-Days of Our Lives), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1956-07-18 Razor Shines, American baseball player (Montreal Expos), born in Durham, 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
  • 1956-09-20 Debi Morgan, American actress (All My Children, Cry Uncle), born in Dunn, North Carolina
  • 1956-11-11 Billy Smith, American country singer (Billy & Terry Smith), born in Reidsville, North Carolina
  • 1956-11-26 Dale Jarrett, American race car driver (Daytona 500 champion 1993, 96, 2000), born in Conover, North Carolina
  • 1957-01-08 Dwight Clark, American NFL wide receiver/executive ("The Catch" 1981 Super Bowl SF 49ers), born in Kingston, North Carolina (d. 2018)
  • 1957-01-13 Mark O'Meara, American golfer (US Masters, British Open 1988), born in Goldsboro North Carolina
  • 1957-07-25 Ray Billingsley, American comic strip cartoonist (Curtis), born in Wake Forest, North Carolina
  • 1957-07-27 Matt Osborne, American professional wrestler, born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2013)
  • 1957-08-02 Mojo Nixon, American musician and actor, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • 1957-08-14 Jack√©e Harry, American actress (Sandra-227), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1957-11-07 Kathy McMillan, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1976; Boycott Games gold 1980), born in Raeford, North Carolina
  • 1957-11-29 Charles Grant, American actor (Evan Frame-Another World, Bold & Beautiful), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1958-02-26 Susan J. Helms, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 54, 64, 78), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1959-01-01 Andy Andrews, American tennis player (Australian Open doubles 1982 runner-up), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1959-01-09 Otis Nixon, American baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers), born in Evergreen, North Carolina
  • 1959-05-04 Randy Travis, American country music singer (Diggin' Up Bones), born in Marshville, North Carolina
  • 1959-05-17 Jim Nantz, American sportscaster, born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1959-11-21 Tim Wilkison, American tennis player (6 ATP tiles), born in Shelby, North Carolina
  • 1959-12-20 David Lutz, NFL guard/tackle (Detroit Lions), born in Polkton, North Carolina
  • 1960-04-06 Warren Haynes, rock and blues guitarist (The Allman Brothers Band), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1960-10-01 Elizabeth Dennehy, American actress (Guiding Light), born in Jacksonville, North Carolina

Person of interestJulianne Moore

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

Person of interestJames Worthy

1961-02-27 James Worthy, American NBA forward (LA Lakers, 1988 Playoff MVP), born in Gastonia, North Carolina

NBA Small Forward James Worthy
NBA Small Forward
James Worthy
  • 1961-06-29 Sharon Lawrence [Sharon Elizabeth], American actress (NYPD Blue, Fired Up), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1961-09-07 LeRoi Moore, American saxophonist (Dave Matthews Band), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 2008)

Person of interestMichael Houser

1962-01-06 Michael Houser, American guitarist (Widespread Panic), born in Boone, North Carolina (d. 2002)

Guitarist Michael Houser
Guitarist
Michael Houser
  • 1962-06-04 John P. Kee, American Gospel singer, born in Durham, North Carolina
  • 1962-09-13 Neal Lancaster, American golfer (US Open 1995 4th), born in Smithfield, North Carolina
  • 1962-11-26 Mike Johnson, American NFL inside linebacker (Detroit Lions), born in Southport, North Carolina
  • 1963-01-03 Jerome Young, American pro wrestler (New Jack), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1963-06-11 Tommy Barnhardt, American NFL punter (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers, TB Bucs), born in China Grove, North Carolina
  • 1963-08-22 Tori Amos [Myra Ellen Amos], American pianist and vocalist (Under The Pink), born in Newton, North Carolina
  • 1963-12-07 Barbara Weathers, American vocalist (Atlantic Starr-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1963-12-16 Cathy Johnston, American golfer, (du Maurier Classic 1990), born in High Point, North Carolina
  • 1964-02-19 Doug Aldrich, American rock guitarist, born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1964-03-12 Tony Terry, American soul singer and actor (With You), born in Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • 1964-04-13 Davis Love III, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1997; 21 PGA Tour titles), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1964-08-03 Nate McMillan, American NBA guard and head coach (Indiana Pacers 2016-19; Portland, Seattle; NBA steals leader 1994), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1964-10-26 Lawson Duncan, American tennis star, born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1964-11-07 Gill Holland, Norwegian-American producer (Hurricane Streets), born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • 1964-11-09 Robert Duncan McNeill, American actor, born in Raleigh, 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
  • 1964-12-28 Charles Sinek, American ice dancer (& Beata Handra-1997 Pac Coast Sr 3rd), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1965-04-10 Tim Alexander, American funk metal drummer (Primus-Pork soda), born in Cherry Point, North Carolina

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