Tennessee in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 108 of 108

  • 1995-09-11 Eastern Tennessee begins using new area code 423
  • 1996-06-05 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Memphis, Tennessee, on WMFS 92.9 FM
  • 1996-06-29 Andrea Leah Plummer, of Tennessee, crowned 39th America's Junior Miss
  • 1999-01-04 1st BCS National Championship: #1 Tennessee beats #2 Florida State, 23-16, at 28th Fiesta Bowl
  • 2000-01-08 "Music City Miracle", in AFC Wild Card Playoff, Tennessee Titans defeat Buffalo Bills 22-16 in last 16 seconds with Kevin Dyson, running length of the field for a game-winning touchdown
  • 2000-01-30 Super Bowl XXXIV: St. Louis Rams beat Tennessee Titans, 23-16 at the Georgia Dome Atlanta MVP: Kurt Warner, St. Louis, QB
  • 2006-04-02 Over 60 tornadoes break out, hardest hit is Tennessee with 29 people killed.
  • 2013-10-02 8 people are killed and 14 are injured after an accident involving an SUV, church bus, and tractor trailer in Jefferson County, Tennessee

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 214

  • 1941-02-13 Andrea Conte, First Lady of Tennessee
  • 1941-08-18 Christopher Jones, actor (Wild in the Streets), born in Jackson, Tennessee (d. 2014)
  • 1941-09-26 Joe Bauer, rock drummer (Youngbloods), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1941-12-19 Maurice White, singer-songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 1942-03-25 Aretha Franklin, Soul Sister #1/singer (Respect), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1942-08-20 Isaac Hayes, composer (Shaft), born in Covington, Tennessee
  • 1942-11-26 Olivia Cole, actress (Roots, Szysznyk), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1943-09-23 Bob Clement, (Rep-D-Tennessee)
  • 1944-03-14 Clyde Lee, American NBA player, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1944-04-16 Bob Montgomery, last Major League Baseball player to bat without a helmet (1979), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1944-05-01 Rita Coolidge, singer (Higher & Higher, We're All Alone), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1944-09-22 John Tanner, (Rep-D-Tennessee)
  • 1945-04-24 Robert Knight, American singer (Everlasting Love), born in Franklin, Tennessee
  • 1945-05-12 Linda Carlson, actress (Bev-Newhart, Katie-Kaz), born in Knoxville, Tennessee

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1946-01-19 Dolly Parton, American country singer (Dolly, 9 to 5), born in Sevierville, Tennessee

Country singer Dolly Parton
Country singer
Dolly Parton
  • 1946-11-20 Duane Allman, rock guitarist (Allman Brothers), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1946-11-28 Susan Spencer, American correspondent (48 Hours) [1946 approx], born in Memphis Tennessee
  • 1947-02-04 Jeannie Wilson, actress (Simon & Simon, Stir Crazy), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1947-07-21 John J Duncan Jr, (Rep-R-Tennessee)
  • 1947-08-17 Gary Talley, rock guitarist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1947-10-03 Ben Cauley, musician (The Bar-Kays) and plane crash survivor, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • 1947-12-08 Gregg Allman, guitarist/vocalist (Allman Brothers Band), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2017)
  • 1948-01-10 William Sanderson, actor (Larry-Newhart, Blade Runner), born in Memphis, Tennessee

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1948-06-28 Kathy Bates, American academy award winning actress (Misery), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Actress Kathy Bates
Actress
Kathy Bates
  • 1948-10-01 Ellen McIlwaine, blues singer (Honky Tonky Angel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1949-02-04 Michael Beck, actor (Hans Helms-Holocaust), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1949-02-25 Ric Flair, American professional wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1949-08-23 Woody Paul, [Paul Chrisman], singer (Riders in the Sky), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1950-01-23 Bill Cunningham, American original bass guitarist/keyboardist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1950-02-18 Cybill Shepherd, actress (Moonlighting, Last Picture Show), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1950-05-23 Linda Thompson, actress (Hee Haw), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1950-08-08 Willie Hall, American drummer (Blues Brothers Band), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1950-12-20 Alex Chilton, American singer-songwriter (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • 1950-12-28 Alex Chilton, rock guitarist/vocalist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1951-01-12 Chris Bell, American rock guitarist (Big Star), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1951-01-26 Andy Hummell, rock bassist (Big Star), born in Memphis, Tennessee

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1952-04-16 Bill Belichick, American football coach (4 Super Bowls with New England Patriots), born in Nashville, Tennessee

NFL Coach Bill Belichick
NFL Coach
Bill Belichick
  • 1952-06-14 Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 1952-06-20 Larry Riley, actor (Harry-Stir Crazy, Knots Landing), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1952-08-23 Mac Cone, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics-96), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1952-08-24 Bob Corker, American politician (Senator from Tennessee), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • 1952-08-26 Michael Jeter, actor (The Fisher King), born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee (d. 2003)
  • 1952-10-28 Annie Potts, actress (Mary Jo-Designing Women), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1953-05-08 Billy Burnette, rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1953-06-12 Rocky Burnette, rock vocalist (Towing the Line), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1953-07-28 Steve Duncan, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1953-09-30 Deborah Allen, country singer (Jim Stafford Show), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1953-10-27 Michael Baker, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 43, 52, 68, 81), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1954-05-08 David Keith, actor (Back Roads, Firestarter), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1954-06-28 Ava Barber, country singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1954-06-29 Rick Honeycutt, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1954-11-19 Gail Stanton playmate (Jun, 1978), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1955-03-26 Dean Dillon, country singer (Chair), born in Lake City, Tennessee
  • 1955-05-05 Robert Feld, National Scrabble Champion (1990), born in Nashville, Tennessee

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1955-05-24 Rosanne Cash, country singer (Seven Year Ache, I Wonder), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Country Singer Rosanne Cash
Country Singer
Rosanne Cash
  • 1955-06-10 Andrew Stevens, actor (Seduction, Boys in Company C, Fury), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1955-08-02 Jimmy Lowe, country singer (Pirates of Ms-Fred Jake), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1955-09-26 Carlene Carter, country singer (I Fell in Love), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1955-10-03 [Douglas] Allen Woody, bassist (Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2000)
  • 1956-01-18 George Mark Collie, American country singer (Another Old Soldier), born in Waynesboro Tennessee
  • 1956-03-26 Charly McClain, country singer (Radio Heart), born in Jackson, Tennessee
  • 1956-09-23 June Forester, country singer (Forester Sister-Men), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1957-02-13 Doris King, vocalist (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1957-03-15 Park Overall, American actress (Empty Nest, Mississippi Burning), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1957-10-11 Blair Cunningham, rock drummer (Haircut 100), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1958-06-20 Chuck Wagner, actor (Automan), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1958-08-03 Cindy Nixon, singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1958-11-22 Lee Guetterman, pitcher (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1958-12-08 Wayne Dickert, slalom double canoe (Olympics-11th-96), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1959-06-27 Lorrie Morgan, country singer (Out of Your Shoes), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1959-08-31 Rachel Dennison, actress (Doralee Rhodes-9 to 5), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1961-06-06 Bill Bates, American football safety (Dallas Cowboys), born in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
  • 1961-09-23 Phyllis Hines, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1962-02-02 Ben Testerman, tennis star, born in Knoxville, Tennessee

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1963-03-27 Quentin Tarantino, American director and screenwriter (Pulp Fiction), born in Knoxville, Tennessee

Film Director & Screenwriter Quentin Tarantino
Film Director & Screenwriter
Quentin Tarantino
  • 1964-10-02 Sheila Echols, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1988), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1965-03-12 Steve Finley, MLB outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Union City Tennessee
  • 1965-07-17 Craig Morgan [Greer], American singer (My Kind of Livin'), born in Kingston Springs, Tennessee
  • 1965-07-24 Joe Oliver, catcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1966-01-04 Deana Carter, American country singer, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1966-01-14 Daniel J Schneider, actor (Dennis-Head of the Class), born in Memphis, Tennessee

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1966-10-17 Doug McMillon, American CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (2014-), born in Memphis, Tennessee

CEO of Wal-Mart Doug McMillon
CEO of Wal-Mart
Doug McMillon
  • 1966-12-01 Greg McMichael, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1967-06-24 Jeff Cease, guitarist (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1967-09-07 Leslie Jones Comedian and actress (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters), born in Memphis, Tennessee

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1968-02-01 Lisa Marie Presley Keough Jackson, daughter of Elvis, born in Memphis, Tennessee

Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley
  • 1968-02-28 Mike Milchin, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1969-03-28 Rodney Atkins, American country music singer-songwriter (Honesty), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1970-06-17 Ron "Popeye" Jones, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors), born in Dresden, Tennessee
  • 1971-02-19 Becca Lee, Tennessee, Miss USA (Tenn-3rd-1996)

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1971-04-12 Shannen Doherty, actress (Little House, Beverly Hills 90210), born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • 1971-07-15 Dean Panaro, diver (Olympics-96), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1972-05-05 Wendy Kaye, playmate (Jul, 1991), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1972-07-02 Towanna Stone, Miss USA-Tennessee (1997, 3rd)
  • 1972-07-18 Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, NBA guard (Orlando, Oly-gold-96), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1972-08-05 Arthur Reid, pairs skater (& Jennifer Darst), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1972-09-08 Cari Shayne, American actress (Karen Cates-General Hospital), born in Sellersville, Tennessee
  • 1972-11-02 Jeni Stephens, Miss America-Tennessee (1997), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1974-10-29 R A Dickey, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1975-04-07 John Cooper, American christian rock musician (Skillet), born in Memphis, Tennessee

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Famous Deaths