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 213

  • 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)

Person of interestAretha Franklin

1942-03-25 Aretha Franklin, American singer-songwriter known as "The Queen of Soul" (Respect) and first female performer inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1987), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • 1942-08-20 Isaac Hayes, composer (Shaft), born in Covington, Tennessee
  • 1942-11-26 Olivia Cole, American actress (Roots, Backstairs at the White House), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2018)
  • 1943-09-23 Bob Clement, (Rep-D-Tennessee)
  • 1944-01-10 William Sanderson, American actor (Newhart, Blade Runner, True Blood), born in Memphis, 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
  • 1944-09-22 John Tanner, (Rep-D-Tennessee)
  • 1945-04-24 Robert Knight, American singer (Everlasting Love), born in Franklin, Tennessee
  • 1945-05-01 Rita Coolidge, American Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter (Higher & Higher, We're All Alone), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1945-05-12 Linda Carlson, actress (Bev-Newhart, Katie-Kaz), born in Knoxville, Tennessee

Person of interestDolly Parton

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)

Person of interestKathy Bates

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
  • 1950-12-28 Alex Chilton, US rock guitarist and vocalist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • 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

Person of interestBill Belichick

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, American actor (Harry-Stir Crazy, Knots Landing), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1992)
  • 1952-08-23 Mac Cone, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics 1996), 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 Jonathan "Rocky" Burnette, American rock and roll vocalist ("Tired of Toein' 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

Person of interestRosanne Cash

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 (Olympic 11th 1996), 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 1996), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1962-02-02 Ben Testerman, tennis star, born in Knoxville, Tennessee

Person of interestQuentin Tarantino

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, American 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

Person of interestDoug McMillon

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, American comedian and actress (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Person of interestLisa Marie Presley

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)

Person of interestShannen Doherty

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

  • 1971-07-15 Dean Panaro, diver (Olympics 1996), 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, Olympic gold 1996), 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 (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1975-04-07 John Cooper, American christian rock musician (Skillet), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1975-05-03 Christina Hendricks, American actress (Mad Men), born in Knoxville, Tennessee

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