South Carolina in History (Part 2)

South Carolina: Charleston, SC - Spartanburg

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016-01-17 Fourth Democratic presidential candidates debate: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clash over healthcare and gun control in Charleston, South Carolina

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
US Secretary of State, Senator and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
US Secretary of State, Senator and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • 2016-02-13 Ninth Republican presidential candidates debate held in Greenville, South Carolina

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2016-02-20 US primary elections: South Carolina Republican Primary - Donald Trump wins with 32.5%

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2017-04-02 36th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: South Carolina defeats Mississippi State, 67-55; Gamecocks power forward A'ja Wilson, 23 points
  • 2018-09-10 South Carolina issues mandatory evacuation order affecting one million people ahead of Hurricane Florence
  • 2018-10-24 Largest jackpot in US history at $1.6 billion won by one person in South Carolina

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 255

  • 1928-04-09 Floyd Spence, American attorney and politician (Rep-R-SC, 1971-2001), born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 2001)

Person of interestBetsy Rawls

1928-05-04 Betsy Rawls, American golfer (US Women's Open: 1951, 53, 57, 60), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1928-11-25 Etta Jones, American jazz singer (Don't Go to Strangers), born in Aiken, South Carolina (d. 2001)
  • 1929-10-21 George Stinney, African-American wrongfully executed at 14 for murder, born in Pinewood, South Carolina (d. 1944)
  • 1930-06-17 James Gathers, American 200m runner (Olympic bronze 1952), born in South Carolina
  • 1931-09-19 Brook Benton [Benjamin Franklin Peay], American soul vocalist (It's Just a Matter of Time, Rainy Night in Georgia), born in Lugoff, South Carolina (d. 1988)
  • 1933-03-13 Donald Henry "Pee Wee" Gaskins, American serial killer (claimed to have murdered over 100 people), born in Florence County, South Carolina (d. 1991)

Person of interestJames Brown

1933-05-03 James Brown, American soul singer (Hot Pants, Living in America) and originator of funk music, born in Barnwell, South Carolina (d. 2006)

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown
  • 1933-07-04 Rufus "Freight Train" Jones [Carey Lloyd], American professional wrestler, born in Dillon, South Carolina (d. 1993)
  • 1934-01-08 Alexandra Ripley, American writer, born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 2004)
  • 1934-12-22 David Pearson, American stock car racer, born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 2018)
  • 1935-06-01 Reverend Ike [Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II], American televangelist (Joy of Living), born in Ridgeland, South Carolina (d. 2009)
  • 1935-06-18 Hugh McColl, American banker, born in Bennettsville, South Carolina
  • 1935-08-30 John Phillips, American singer and guitarist (Mama & Papas-California Dreaming), born in Parris Island, South Carolina (d. 2001)
  • 1935-09-27 Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, American professional baseball player at 1st female pitcher to play in the Negro Leagues, born in Ridgeway, South Carolina (d. 2017)
  • 1935-10-04 Jimmy Orr, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 1959, 65; Super Bowl 1971; Baltimore Colts), born in Seneca, South Carolina
  • 1936-01-29 James Jamerson, American session pop and R&B bass guitarist (Motown Records), born in Edisto, South Carolina (d. 1983)
  • 1936-03-24 Don Covay [Randolph], American R&B musician and songwriter ("Chain of Fools"), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1937-07-27 Chuck Jackson, American singer (Any Day Now, I Don't Want to Cry), born in Latta, South Carolina
  • 1937-11-01 Bill Anderson, American country music singer (Still, From This Pen), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1937-11-15 Jimmy Ellis, RockHill, South Carolina, soul singer (The Trammps - Disco Inferno), (d. 2012)
  • 1938-02-02 Bo Hopkins, actor (Dynasty, Midnight Express), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1939-03-27 Cale Yarborough, American auto racer (Daytona 500-1968, 77, 83, 84), born in Timmonsville, South Carolina
  • 1939-06-06 Marian Wright-Edelman, American activist and health care president (Children's Defense Fund), born in Bennettsville, South Carolina
  • 1940-03-29 Raymond Davis, American rock vocalist (Funkadelic - "Knee Deep"), born in Sumter, South Carolina (d. 2005)
  • 1940-04-18 Joseph L. Goldstein, American biochemist and physician (Nobel-1985), born in Kingstree, South Carolina
  • 1940-07-21 James Clyburn, American politician (Rep-D-South Carolina 1993-) House Majority Whip, born in Sumter, South Carolina
  • 1940-11-13 Baby Washington, American singer (Only Those in Love), born in Bamberg, South Carolina
  • 1941-01-25 Elzie "Buddy" Baker, American NASCAR driver, born in Florence, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1941-08-07 Thomas F Hartnett, American politician (Rep-R-SC, 1981-86), born in Charleston, South Carolina

Person of interestChubby Checker

1941-10-03 Chubby Checker [Ernest Evans], American singer-songwriter (The Twist, Limbo Rock), born in Spring Gully, South Carolina.

Singer and Dancer Chubby Checker
Singer and Dancer
Chubby Checker
  • 1941-10-08 Jesse Jackson, American clergyman and Democratic presidential candidate (1984, 88), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1942-02-27 Charlayne Hunter-Gault, American journalist & foreign correspondent (McNeil-Lehrer), born in Due West, South Carolina
  • 1943-04-28 The Fantastic Johnny C [Johnny Corley], American singer (Boogaloo down Broadway), born in Greenwood, South Carolina
  • 1943-05-04 Nickolas Ashford, American singer (Ashford & Simpson), born in Fairfield, South Carolina (d. 2011)
  • 1943-07-09 John H. Casper, USAF and astronaut (STS 36, 54, 62, 77), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1943-11-17 Lauren Hutton [Mary], model/actress (American Gigolo), born in Charleston, South Carolina

Person of interestJoe Frazier

1944-01-12 Joe Frazier, American boxer (Olympic gold heavyweight 1964; undisputed world heavyweight champion 1970-73), born in Beaufort, South Carolina (d. 2011)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 1945-03-22 Chuck Jackson, American singer (Playboy, Independents), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1945-05-13 Louis "Blue Lou" Marini, American saxophonist, arranger, and composer (Blues Brothers), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1946-08-19 Charles F Bolden Jr, astronaut (STS 61C, 31, 45, 60), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1946-10-14 James Robert "Radio" Kennedy, American football coach, born in Anderson, South Carolina
  • 1947-01-17 Ulysses Dove, American dancer & choreographer, born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 1996)
  • 1947-04-27 Herbie Murrell, American soul singer (Stylistics-You are My Everything), born in Lane, South Carolina
  • 1947-10-11 George McCorkle, American guitarist (Marshall Tucker Band), born in Chester, South Carolina (d. 2007)
  • 1947-11-13 Toy Caldwell, American Southern-rock musician (Marshall Tucker Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1993)
  • 1948-05-22 Doug Gray, American musician (The Marshall Tucker Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • 1948-11-20 Samuel E. Wright, American actor (Enos, Ball Four), born in Camden, South Carolina
  • 1948-11-21 Alphonse Mouzon, American jazz musician (Weather Report, Tenacious Records), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 2016)
  • 1949-01-07 Marshall Chapman, American country singer, born in Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • 1949-05-15 Frank L Culbertson Jr, Cmdr USN/astro (STS-38), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1949-10-25 Walter Hyatt, American singer and songwriter (Uncle Walt's Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1996)
  • 1949-11-09 Tommy Caldwell, American rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1980)
  • 1950-02-05 Ann Sexton, American vocalist (You're Gone too Long), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1950-03-26 Theodore "Teddy" Pendergrass, American singer (Turn Off the Lights), born in Kingstree, South Carolina (d. 2010)
  • 1951-04-13 Peabo Bryson, American R&B, soul, and pop vocalist ("Show and Tell"; "Tonight, I Celebrate My Love"; "A Whole New World"), born in Greenville, South Carolina

Person of interestRoscoe Tanner

1951-10-15 Roscoe Tanner, American tennis player (Australian Open 1977), born in Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Australian Open
Roscoe Tanner
  • 1952-02-25 Elizabeth "Libby" Callahan, American sport shooter and four-time Olympian, born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1952-08-02 Paul David Crews, American murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in South Carolina
  • 1952-08-24 Bob Corker, American politician (Senator from Tennessee), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • 1952-11-10 Pat Severs, American country singer (Pirates of Mississippi-Fred Jake), born in Camden, South Carolina
  • 1953-03-08 Jim Rice, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder (AL MVP 1978; 8-time MLB All Star; Boston Red Sox), born in Anderson, South Carolina
  • 1953-11-26 Harry Carson, American football player (New York Giants), born in Florence, South Carolina
  • 1954-04-25 Rob Crosby, American country singer (She's a Natural), born in Sumter, South Carolina
  • 1954-06-14 Will Patton, American actor (No Way Out, Ballzaire the Cajun), born in Charleston, South Carolina

Person of interestWillie Randolph

1954-07-06 Willie Randolph, MLB second baseman and manager (NY Mets), born in Holly Hill, South Carolina

MLB Second Baseman and Manager Willie Randolph
MLB Second Baseman and Manager
Willie Randolph
  • 1955-01-01 LaMarr Hoyt, American baseball pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1983; AL wins leader 1982-83; Chicago WS), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1955-07-27 Cat Bauer, American novelist (Harley, Like a Person), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1955-08-22 Will Shetterly, American writer (Dogland), born in Columbia, South Carolina

Person of interestSherri Turner

1956-10-04 Sherri Turner, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1988), born in Greenville, South Carolina

LPGA Golfer Sherri Turner
LPGA Golfer
Sherri Turner

Person of interestBeth Daniel

1956-10-14 Beth Daniel, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1990), born in Charleston, South Carolina

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1957-02-26 David Muldrow Beasley, American politician, born in Darlington, South Carolina
  • 1958-04-21 Andie MacDowell [Rosalie Anderson], American actress (Sex, Lies and Videotape, Green Card), born in Gaffney, South Carolina
  • 1959-10-11 Bob Inglis, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1960-06-26 Jumpy Geathers, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Georgetown, South Carolina
  • 1960-12-14 Catherine Coleman, American USAF officer and astronaut (STS 73), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1961-10-04 Mike Sharperson, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1992; World Series 1988, 95), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina (d. 1996)
  • 1962-07-03 Thomas Gibson, American actor (Dr Daniel Nyland-Chicago Hope), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1962-12-16 William "The Refrigerator" Perry, NFL defensive lineman (Chicago Bears), born in Aiken, South Carolina
  • 1962-12-31 Tyrone Corbin, American NBA forward (Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1963-06-04 Xavier McDaniel, American NBA forward (Seattle SuperSonics), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1963-07-07 Perry Richardson, American bassist (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), born in Conway, South Carolina
  • 1964-02-10 Sam Graddy, US 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Gaffney, South Carolina
  • 1964-04-13 Doug Strange, American baseball infielder (Seattle Mariners), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1964-08-02 Mary-Louise Parker, American actress (Fried Green Tomatoes, Weeds), born in Fort Jackson, South Carolina,
  • 1965-08-11 Viola Davis, American actress (The Help, Prisoners, Suicide Squad), born in St. Matthews, South Carolina
  • 1965-09-19 Katrina McClain, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1965-12-21 Andy Dick, American actor (Matthew-Newsradio), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1966-02-07 Chris Rock, American comedian (SNL, CB4, Everybody Hates Chris), born in Andrews, South Carolina
  • 1966-03-29 Dwayne Harper, American NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • 1966-05-13 Darius Rucker, American singer (Hootie & the Blowfish), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1966-06-05 Bill Spiers, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • 1967-02-17 Robert Massey, American NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions) and coach, born in Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • 1967-11-21 Kelly Wearstler [Gallagher], American interior designer and Playboy playmate (Sep, 1994), born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • 1967-12-01 Reggie Sanders, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1995; World Series 2001), born in Florence, South Carolina
  • 1968-02-22 Jayson Williams, American NBA center (NJ Nets), born in Ritter, South Carolina
  • 1968-09-14 Pete Chilcutt, American NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Sumter, South Carolina
  • 1968-10-25 Corey Miller, American NFL linebacker (NY Giants), born in Pageland, South Carolina
  • 1969-02-15 Brian Williams, MLB pitcher (Detroit Tigers, Astros), born in Lancaster, South Carolina
  • 1969-02-23 Ed McDaniel, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings), born in Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina

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