Tennessee in History (Part 3)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 392

  • 1941-11-21 Andrew Love, American saxophonist (The Memphis Horns), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2012)
  • 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 (d. 2018)

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • 1942-08-20 Isaac Hayes, American musician and composer (Shaft), born in Covington, Tennessee (d. 2008)
  • 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, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1943-09-23 Bob Clement, (Rep-D-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)
  • 1944-09-22 John Tanner, (Rep-D-Tennessee)
  • 1944-11-10 Dave Loggins, American singer (Please come to Boston), born in Mountain City, Tennessee
  • 1944-11-12 Booker T. Jones, US organist (Booker T & MGs - "Green Onions"), born in Memphis, 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, 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)

Person of interestDolly Parton

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

Country Singer Dolly Parton
Country Singer
Dolly Parton
  • 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
  • 1947-05-28 Sondra Locke, American actress and director (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter), born in Madison, Tennessee (d. 2018)
  • 1947-06-17 George S. Clinton, American composer and musician, 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), 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

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, American blues singer-songwriter (Honky Tonky Angel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1949-02-04 Michael Beck, actor (Hans Helms-Holocaust), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Person of interestRic Flair

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

Professional Wrestler Ric Flair
Professional Wrestler
Ric Flair
  • 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 bass guitarist/keyboardist (Box Tops), 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 CBS analyst, born in Winchester, Tennessee
  • 1950-12-28 Alex Chilton, US rock guitarist and vocalist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • 1951-01-12 Bill Madlock, American MLB player (Chicago Cubs), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1951-01-12 Chris Bell, American rock guitarist (Big Star), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 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)

Person of interestBill Belichick

1952-04-16 Bill Belichick, American NFL 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

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
  • 1953-01-25 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, singer (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, 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

Person of interestRosanne Cash

1955-05-24 Rosanne Cash, American country singer ("Seven Year Ache"; "Black Cadillac"), 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, American country singer (Pirates of Ms-Fred Jake), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1955-09-26 Carlene Carter, 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, actor (Automan), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1958-08-03 Cindy Nixon, American singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel), born in Nashville, Tennessee

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