Tennessee in History (Part 3)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 391

  • 1941-12-19 Maurice White, singer-songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2016)

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin (1942-2018)

1942-03-25 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

Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes (1942-2008)

1942-08-20 American musician and composer ("Shaft"), born in Covington, Tennessee

  • 1942-09-04 Jerry Jarrett, American professional wrestling promoter, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1942-11-26 Olivia Cole, American actress (Roots, Backstairs at the White House), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2018)
  • 1943-05-04 Stella Parton, American singer ("A Woman's Touch"), sister of Dolly Parton, born in Sevierville, Tennessee
  • 1943-06-07 Nikki Giovanni, American poet (LHJ Woman of the Year 1973), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1943-07-25 Roy Acuff Jr., American country musician ("Looks Like baby's Gone"), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1943-09-23 Bob Clement, American politician (Rep-D-Tennessee), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1943-09-25 (Jules) Gary Alexander, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Association - "Cherish"), born in Chattanooga, 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
  • 1944-04-22 Steve Fossett, American adventurer (1st person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon), born in Jackson, Tennessee (disappeared 2007)
  • 1944-05-13 Carolyn Franklin, American singer-songwriter ("Angel"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1988)
  • 1944-05-28 Sondra Locke, American actress (The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter; Willard), and director (Impulse), born in Shelbyville, Tennessee (d. 2018)
  • 1944-09-22 John S. Tanner, American politician (Rep-D-Tennessee 1989-2011), born in Halls, Tennessee
  • 1944-11-10 Dave Loggins, American singer ("Please Come To Boston"), born in Mountain City, Tennessee
  • 1944-11-12 Booker T. Jones, American soul and rock organist (Booker T & MGs - "Green Onions"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1945-04-24 Robert Knight, American pop singer ("Everlasting Love"), born in Franklin, Tennessee (d. 2017)
  • 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, American actress (Bev-Newhart, Katie-Kaz), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1945-11-08 Judith Lang Zaimont, American pianist and composer, born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1945-12-12 Karl Edward Wagner, American sci-fi author (Bloodstone, Night Winds), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 1994)

Dolly PartonDolly Parton (76 years old)

1946-01-19 American country singer-songwriter ("Jolene"; ""I Will Always Love You", "9 to 5"), actress, and literacy advocate, born in Sevierville, Tennessee

  • 1946-02-26 Bobby "Bingo" Smith, American NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1946-11-20 Duane Allman, American rock guitarist (The Allman Brothers Band), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1971)
  • 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
  • 1947-06-17 George S. Clinton, American film score (Austin Powers films; Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee; Mortal Kombat movies;), stage, and concert composer, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1947-07-21 Jimmy Duncan, American politician (Rep-R-Tennessee 1988-2019), born in Lebanon, Tennessee
  • 1947-08-17 Gary Talley, American rock guitarist (Box Tops - "The Letter"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1947-10-03 Ben Cauley, American R&B trumpeter (The Bar-Kays - "Soul Finger") and Otis Redding plane crash survivor, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • 1947-11-08 Margaret Rhea Seddon, American physician and NASA astronaut (STS 51D, 40, SK:58), born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • 1947-12-08 Gregg Allman, American Hammond organist, guitarist and vocalist (The Allman Brothers Band - "Whipping Post"), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2017)
  • 1948-03-18 Robert "Bobby" Whitlock, American singer, songwriter and musician (Derek and the Dominos), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Kathy BatesKathy Bates (74 years old)

1948-06-28 American Academy Award-winning actress (Misery), born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • 1948-10-01 Ellen McIlwaine, American blues singer-songwriter, and slide guitarist ("Honky Tonky Angel"; “In My Time of Dying"), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2021)
  • 1949-02-04 Michael Beck, actor (Hans Helms-Holocaust), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Ric FlairRic Flair (73 years old)

1949-02-25 American professional wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA), born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • 1949-06-21 Jim Bacchus, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1949-07-26 William M Shepherd, American Navy SEAL and NASA astronaut (STS 27, 41, 52), born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee
  • 1949-08-23 Woody Paul [Paul Chrisman], American singer (Riders in the Sky), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1949-10-05 B. W. Stevenson, American country singer, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1988)
  • 1949-11-29 Jerry Lawler, American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1950-01-23 Bill Cunningham, American rock bassist and keyboard player (Box Tops - "The Letter"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1950-02-18 Cybill Shepherd, American actress (Moonlighting, Last Picture Show), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1950-03-25 Ronald "Ronnie" McDowell, American country singer ("The King Is Gone"), born in Portland, 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
  • 1950-09-01 Phillip Fulmer, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Tennessee 152-52) and broadcaster (CBS), born in Winchester, Tennessee
  • 1950-12-28 Alex Chilton, American rock guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and producer (Box Tops - "The Letter"; Big Star - "Thirteen"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • 1951-01-12 Bill Madlock, American MLB baseball third baseman, 3X All-Star, 4X NL Batting Title (Chicago Cubs; Pittsburgh Pirates and 4 other teams), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1951-01-12 Chris Bell, American rock guitarist (Big Star - "In The Street"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1978)
  • 1951-01-26 Andy Hummell, American rock bassist (Big Star, 1971-73), born in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • 1952-01-18 R. Stevie Moore, American singer, songwriter, and home recording pioneer, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1952-02-22 Bill Frist, American politician, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1952-04-12 Ralph Wiley, American sports journalist and writer (Sports Illustrated and ESPN's Page 2), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2004)

Bill BelichickBill Belichick (70 years old)

1952-04-16 American football coach (Super Bowl 2002, 04, 05, 14, 17, 18; most SB wins; NFL Coach of the Year 2003, 07, 10; New England Patriots), born in Nashville, Tennessee

  • 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, American actor (The Fisher King), born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee (d. 2003)
  • 1952-10-28 Annie Potts, American actress (Designing Women - "Mary Jo"; Any Day Now), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1953-01-25 The Honky Tonk Man [Wayne Farris], American professional wrestler, born in Bolivar, Tennessee
  • 1953-02-13 Sharon Wyatt, American actress (Tiffany-General Hospital), born in Lebanon, Tennessee
  • 1953-04-03 Craig Taubman, Jewish-American singer (Friday Night Live), born in Millington, Tennessee
  • 1953-05-08 Billy Burnette, American rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac, 1987-95), 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, American country-rock drummer (Desert Rose Band - "Love Reunited"), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1953-09-30 Deborah Allen, American 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
  • 1954-05-04 Marilyn Martin, American singer-songwriter ("Separate Lives"), born in Tennessee
  • 1954-05-08 David Keith, American actor (Back Roads, Firestarter), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1954-06-28 Ava Barber, American country singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1954-06-29 Rick Honeycutt, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1955-03-26 Dean Dillon, American country music singer (Chair), born in Lake City, Tennessee
  • 1955-05-05 Robert Feld, National Scrabble Champion (1990), born in Nashville, Tennessee

Rosanne CashRosanne Cash (67 years old)

1955-05-24 American Grammy Award-winning countryand Americana singer-songwriter ("Seven Year Ache"; "Black Cadillac"), and essayist, born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • 1955-06-10 Andrew Stevens, American actor (Seduction, Boys in Company C, Fury), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1955-08-02 Jimmy Lowe, American country singer (Pirates of Mississippi - "Feed Jake"), born in Nashville, Tennessee

Carlene CarterCarlene Carter (67 years old)

1955-09-26 American country singer ("I Fell in Love"), born in Nashville, Tennessee

  • 1955-10-03 [Douglas] Allen Woody, bassist (The Allman Brothers Band, 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, American country singer (Radio Heart), born in Jackson, Tennessee
  • 1956-05-25 David P. Sartor, American music composer, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1956-07-26 Tommy Rich, American professional wrestler, born in Hendersonville, Tennessee
  • 1956-09-23 June Forester, American country singer (Forester Sister - "Mama's Never Seen Those Eyes"; "Men"), born in Lookout Mountain, Georgia
  • 1956-11-21 Cherry Jones, American stage and TV actress (Doubt, 24), born in Paris, Tennessee
  • 1957-01-25 Edmund Theodore Sylvers, American singer-songwriter & musician (Sylvers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1957-02-13 Doris King, American country vocalist (Girls Next Door - "Slow Boat To China"), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1957-03-15 Park Overall, American actress (Empty Nest; Mississippi Burning), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1957-06-20 Koko B. Ware, American pro wrestler (WWF), born in Union City, Tennessee
  • 1957-06-30 Sterling Marlin, American race car driver (NASCAR), born in Columbia, Tennessee
  • 1957-07-17 Bruce Crump, American rock drummer (Molly Hatchet), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1957-10-11 Blair Cunningham, American rock drummer (Haircut 100), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1958-06-20 Chuck Wagner, American actor (Automan), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1958-08-03 Cindy Nixon, American singer (Girls Next Door - "Don't Be Cruel"), born in Nashville, Tennessee

Thomas HearnsThomas Hearns (64 years old)

1958-10-18 American boxer and 1st to win world titles in 5 weight divisions, born in Memphis, Tennessee


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