Virginia in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 317

  • 1862-05-05 Peninsular Campaign-Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia
  • 1862-05-07 Battle of West Point, Virginia (Eltham's Landing, Barnhamsville)
  • 1862-05-08 Valley Campaign: Federals repulsed at Battle of McDowell, Virginia
  • 1862-05-11 Confederates scuttle CSS Virginia off Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1862-05-15 Battle of Drewry's Bluff (Fort Darling), Virginia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1862-05-23 Valley Campaign: Stonewall Jackson takes Fort Royal, Virginia

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson
  • 1862-05-25 First Battle of Winchester, Virginia
  • 1862-05-27 Battle of Hanover Court House, Virginia (Slash Church, Peake's Station)
  • 1862-05-31 Battle of Seven Pines Virginia (Fair Oaks)
  • 1862-06-01 2nd/last day of battle at Fair Oaks/7 Pines Virginia (11,165 casualties)
  • 1862-06-07 Skirmish at Union Church, Virginia (Peninsular)
  • 1862-06-08 Valley Campaign-Battle of Cross Keys, Virginia
  • 1862-06-25 Battle of Oak Grove, Virginia (Orchard, Henrico, French's Field) (Kings's Schoolhouse) Day 1 of 7 Days
  • 1862-06-26 Battle of Beaver Dam Creek-Union repulses Confederacy in Virginia
  • 1862-06-26 US Army of Virginia established under Gen John Pope
  • 1862-06-27 -28] Battle at Garnett's/Golding's Farms, Virginia

  • 1862-06-28 Day 4 of 7 Day Battle of Savage's Station [Garnett's Farm] in Virginia
  • 1862-06-30 Battle of Glendale [Frayser's Farm], day 6 of 7 days battles, Virginia Confederate assault attack (US Civil War)
  • 1862-08-09 Battle of Cedar Mountain [Slaughter's Mountain], fought in Culpeper County, Virginia, Confederate victory (US Civil War)
  • 1862-08-28 Battle of Thoroughfare Gap, Virginia
  • 1862-08-28 Battle of Groveton, Virginia (Manassas Plains) [->AUG 19] US7000 CS7000

Victory in BattleSecond Battle of Bull Run

1862-08-29 Second Battle of Bull Run, fought in Manassas, Virginia begins, Confederate victory (US Civil War)
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  • 1862-08-30 Second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia ends with a Confederate victory over Union forces
  • 1862-09-01 Battle at Chantilly (Ox Hill) Virginia (2100 casualties)
  • 1862-09-18 General Read army pulls out of Antietam Creek Virginia
  • 1862-09-19 -20] Battle at Blackford's Ford, Virginia
  • 1862-11-05 Battle at Barbee's Crossroads, Virginia: 51 casualties

BattleBattle of Interest

1862-12-11 Battle of Fredricksburg in Virginia begins between Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major General Ambrose Burnside

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
Union General, Politician and Industrialist Ambrose Burnside
Union General, Politician and Industrialist
Ambrose Burnside
  • 1862-12-12 Battle of Dumfries, Virginia
  • 1862-12-13 Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia (Marye's Heights)
  • 1862-12-26 -Dec 28th) Battle of Dumfries, Virginia
  • 1863-01-17 Civil War skirmish near Newtown, Virginia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1863-02-03 Samuel Clemens first uses the pen name Mark Twain in a Virginia City newspaper, the "Territorial Enterprise"

Author Mark Twain
Author
Mark Twain
  • 1863-02-10 1st US fire extinguisher patent granted to Alanson Crane, Virginia
  • 1863-03-17 Battle of Kelly's Ford, Virginia with 211 casualities
  • 1863-03-31 Battle of Grand Gulf, Mississippi and Dinwiddie Court House, Virginia
  • 1863-04-02 Bread revolt in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1863-04-11 Battle of Suffolk, Virginia (Norfleet House)
  • 1863-04-19 Union troops and fleet occupy For Huger, Virginia
  • 1863-04-29 Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia (Fredericksburg, Wilderness Tavern)

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1863-04-30 -5/1] Battle of Snyder's Bluff, Virginia (part of the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War): General Sherman beaten by Confederate forces


  • 1863-05-01 Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, 29,000 injured or died
  • 1863-05-02 South defeats North in Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia
  • 1863-05-03 Battle of Salem Church, Virginia
  • 1863-05-03 The Second Battle of Fredericksburg occurs in Virginia, part of the Chancellorsville Campaign of the American Civil War
  • 1863-06-05 Battle of Franklin's Crossing, Virginia (Deep Run)
  • 1863-06-09 Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia (Fleetwood, Beverly Ford)
  • 1863-06-13 Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia
  • 1863-06-13 Skirmish at Berryville, Virginia
  • 1863-06-14 Battle of 2nd Winchester, Virginia
  • 1863-06-15 Second Battle at Winchester Virginia, ends in Federal defeat; 1350 casualties
  • 1863-06-17 Battle at Middleburg, Virginia
  • 1863-06-17 Battle of Aldie, Confederates fail to drive back Union in Virginia
  • 1863-06-19 Battle at Middleburg Virginia (100+ casualties)
  • 1863-06-21 Battle at Upperville, Virginia, 389 casualities
  • 1863-06-27 Skirmish at Fairfax Courthouse, Virginia
  • 1863-07-01 -2] Battle at Baltimore: Crump's Crossroads Virginia
  • 1863-07-24 Battle at Battle Mountain, Virginia
  • 1863-07-25 Skirmish at Barbee's Crossroads, Virginia
  • 1863-09-01 6th Ohio Cavalry ambush at Barbees Crossroads Virginia
  • 1863-10-09 Battle of Brady Station, Virginia (Culpeper Court House, Bristoe Station)
  • 1863-10-14 Battle at Bristoe Station, Virginia (about 2000 casualties)
  • 1863-10-14 Skirmish at Catlett's Station, Virginia (Bristoe Campaign)
  • 1863-10-19 Battle of Buckland Mills, Virginia
  • 1863-11-07 Battles of Rappahannock Station & Kelly's Ford, Virginia
  • 1864-01-27 Civil War skirmish at Kelly's Ford, Virginia
  • 1864-02-06 -7] Skirmish at Barnett's Ford Virginia
  • 1864-02-28 -Mar 3rd] Skirmish at Albemarle County Virginia (Burton's Ford)
  • 1864-05-04 -16] actions at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia
  • 1864-05-05 Battle of Wilderness, Virginia (Germanna Ford, Wilderness Tavern)
  • 1864-05-06 Battle of Port Walthall Junction, fought in Virginia begins (Battle of Port Walthall Junction), Union victory (US Civil War)

BattleBattle of Interest

1864-05-06 Battle of Wilderness, fought in Virginia, Confederate General longstreet seriously injured (Overland Campaign), inconclusive result (US Civil War)

Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet
  • 1864-05-07 Skirmish at Port Walthall Junction, Virginia (Drewry's Bluff)
  • 1864-05-08 Actions at Stony Creek/Nottoway bridge, Virginia (Drewry's Bluff)
  • 1864-05-09 -20] Skirmish at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia
  • 1864-05-09 Battle of Cloyd's Mt, & Swift Creek, Virginia (Drewery's Bluff, Fort Darling)
  • 1864-05-10 Battles at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia
  • 1864-05-10 Skirmish at Ny River, Virginia
  • 1864-05-11 Battle of Yellow Tavern, Virginia (Sheridan's Raid, South Anna Bridge)
  • 1864-05-12 Battle of Drewry's Bluff, fought in Chesterfield County, Virginia (Peninsula Campaign), Confederate victory (US Civil War)
  • 1864-05-12 Battle of Spotsylvania, fought near Courthouse, Virginia (Overland Campaign), inconclusive result (US Civil War)
  • 1864-05-12 Battle of Todd's Tavern, cavalry battle fought near Todds Tavern, Virginia (Sheridan's Raid), inconclusive result (US Civil War)
  • 1864-05-15 Battle of New Market, Virginia
  • 1864-05-16 Battle of Bermuda Hundred, Virginia
  • 1864-05-16 Last battles at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia (6,666 casualties)
  • 1864-05-19 Battle of Port Walthall Junction, Virginia (Bermuda Hundred)
  • 1864-05-20 Battle at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia, 1,400 killed or injured
  • 1864-05-22 Battle of North Anna River, Virginia (Totopotamy River, Haw's Shop, Hanovertown)
  • 1864-05-23 Battle of North Anna, Virginia, 1st of 3 days of fighting
  • 1864-05-26 -30] Skirmish along the Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia
  • 1864-05-27 Skirmish at Salem Church (Haw's Shop), Virginia
  • 1864-05-30 Battle of Bethesda Church [Totopotomoy Creek], cavalry battle fought in Hanover County, Virginia, inconclusive result (US Civil War)
  • 1864-06-01 Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia (Gaines' Mill, Gaines' Farm)
  • 1864-06-05 Battle of Piedmont, Virginia (Augusta City)
  • 1864-06-11 The Battle of Trevilian Station, the bloodiest and largest all-cavalry battle of the American Civil War, begins in Louisa County, Virginia
  • 1864-06-15 Capt Mendell begins building 640m long ponton bridge over James River, Virginia
  • 1864-06-15 Robert E. Lee's home area (Arlington, Virginia) becomes a military cemetery
  • 1864-06-16 Battle of Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1864-06-17 640m long ponton bridge over James River, Virginia finished
  • 1864-06-20 Battle of Kinston, North Carolina and Battle of Abingdon, Virginia

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 330


Person of interestBill Robinson

1878-05-25 Bill Robinson "Bojangles", American actor and tap dancer (Stormy Weather, The Little Colonel), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1949)

Tap Dancer and Actor Bill Robinson
Tap Dancer and Actor
Bill Robinson
  • 1880-02-14 Aida Overton Walker, African-American dancer and singer (In Dahomey, Salome), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1914)
  • 1880-11-25 Leonard S Woolf, English author/husband of Virginia Woolf
  • 1882-04-04 Mary Howe, American composer (Sand) and pianist, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1964)
  • 1882-09-06 John Powell, American pianist and composer, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1963)
  • 1883-10-26 Napoleon Hill, American writer and philosopher (Think and Grow Rich), born in Pound, Virginia (d. 1970)
  • 1883-11-07 Lightfoot Solomon Michaux, African-American TV preacher, born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1968)
  • 1885-07-21 Frances Parkinson Keyes, American novelist (Dinner at Antoine's), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1970)
  • 1886-01-24 Henry King, Christiansburg Virginia, American film director (d. 1982)
  • 1886-09-22 Hobart Cavanaugh, American actor (Border Town, Black Angel), born in Virginia City, Nevada (d. 1950)
  • 1887-02-16 Kathleen Clifford, American actress (When the Clouds Roll by), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1962)
  • 1888-10-15 S.S. Van Dine [pseudonym for William Huntingdon Wright], American art critic and crime writer (Philo Vance), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1939)

Person of interestRichard E. Byrd

1888-10-25 Richard E. Byrd, American aviator and polar explorer (1st to reach both the North Pole and South Pole by air - disputed), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1957)

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd
  • 1889-05-10 Mae Murray, American silent screen actress, born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 1965)
  • 1890-08-13 [Lavinia] Marian Fleming Poe, African American advocate in Virginia, born in Warwick, County, Virginia (d. 1974)
  • 1891-12-15 A. P. (Alvin) Carter, Virginia, American musician (Carter Family)
  • 1892-12-30 John Litel, American actor (Jezebel, Virginia City, My Hero), born in Albany, Wisconsin (d. 1972)
  • 1893-09-24 Julia Faye, American actress (The 10 Commandments, Samson & Delilah), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1966)
  • 1894-09-17 Fay Compton [Virginia Lillian Emeline Compton], British actress (The Haunting), born in West Kensington, London (d. 1978)
  • 1898-01-23 Randolph Scott, American actor (Ride the High Country, Last of the Mohicans, Western Union), born in Orange County, Virginia (d. 1987)
  • 1898-06-26 Chesty Puller, US Marine Corps lieutenant general and the most decorated Marine in history, born in West Point, Virginia (d. 1971)
  • 1898-07-21 Sara Carter, American country musician, songwriter and vocalist (Carter Family), born in Cooper Creek, Virginia (d. 1979)
  • 1899-05-05 Freeman Gosden, American writer and actor (The Amos 'n' Andy Show, Calvin and the Colonel), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1982)
  • 1899-11-25 Vera Reynolds, American silent screen actress (Lawless Woman), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1962)
  • 1900-01-02 William Haines, US actor (Fast Life, Little Annie Rooney), born in Staunton, Virginia (d. 1973)
  • 1904-01-26 Douglas Evans, American actor (At War with the Army, South Pacific Trail), born in Madison, Virginia (d. 1968)
  • 1904-03-14 Doris Eaton, American actress (Man on the Moon, Tell Your Children), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2010)
  • 1905-05-15 Joseph Cotten, American actor (Citizen Kane, The Third Man, Airport 77, Hearse), born in Petersburg, Virginia (d. 1994)
  • 1905-08-25 Undine Smith Moore, African-American composer, born in Jarratt, Virginia (d. 1989)
  • 1907-02-26 Dub Taylor [Walter Clarence Taylor Jr], American character actor (Gunsmoke), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1994)

Person of interestMaybelle Carter

1909-05-10 Maybelle Carter, American country singer (Johnny Cash Show), born in Nickelsville, Virginia (d. 1978)

Country Singer Maybelle Carter
Country Singer
Maybelle Carter
  • 1909-05-16 Margaret Sullavan, American actress (Three Comrades, The Shop Around the Corner), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1960)
  • 1910-09-03 Dorothy Maynor, American soprano and founder (Harlem School of Arts), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1996)

Person of interestGinger Rogers

1911-07-16 Ginger Rogers [Virginia McMath], American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Kitty Foyle), born in Independence, Missouri (d. 1995)

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers

Person of interestDorothy Height

1912-03-24 Dorothy Height, American civil rights and women's rights activist (National Council of Negro Women), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2010)

Women's and Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height
Women's and Civil Rights Activist
Dorothy Height
  • 1912-05-23 John Payne, American actor (The Restless Gun, Miracle on 34th Street), born in Roanoke, Virginia (d. 1989)
  • 1913-07-27 George L. Street III, American Navy Submariner and Medal of Honor recipient, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2000)
  • 1913-12-18 Lynn Bari [Margaret Schuyler Fisher], American actress (Shock, Nocturne, 6 Gun Law), born in Roanoke, Virginia (d. 1989)
  • 1914-05-12 Dan Daniel, politician (Rep-D-VA, 1969-88), born in Chatham, Virginia (d. 1988)
  • 1914-07-24 Ed Mirvish, American-Canadian businessman (Honest Ed's) and philanthropist, born in Colonial Beach, Virginia (d. 2007)
  • 1914-11-08 Peter Mondavi, Napa Valley winemaker (Charles Krug), born in Virginia, Minnesota (d. 2016)
  • 1915-06-26 Charlotte Zolotow, American author and publisher of children's books (When the Wind Stops), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2013)

Person of interestTiny Grimes

1916-07-07 Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (Art Tatum), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1989)

Jazz Guitarist Tiny Grimes
Jazz Guitarist
Tiny Grimes

Person of interestElla Fitzgerald

1917-04-25 Ella Fitzgerald, American jazz singer (Is it live or Memorex), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1996)

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald
  • 1918-03-29 Pearl Bailey, American actress and singer (Hello Dolly), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1990)
  • 1919-06-12 Uta Hagen, German-American actress and theatre practitioner (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), born in Göttingen, Germany (d. 2004)
  • 1919-10-18 Camilla Williams, Danville, Virginia, operatic soprano, (d. 2012)
  • 1920-08-01 Henrietta Lacks [Loretta Pleasant], African-American tobacco farmer whose cancer cells are the source of the HeLa cell line, extensively used in medical research since the 1950s (1st immortalised cell line), born in Roanoke, Virginia (d. 1951)
  • 1921-05-04 Virginia "Patsy" Garrett, American singer and actress (Nanny & the Professor, Fred Waring's Pleasure Time), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • 1921-05-09 Daniel Berrigan, American Jesuit priest and peace activist (Vietnam War), born in Virginia, Minnesota (d. 2016)
  • 1921-05-12 Joe (born Otis W.) Maphis, Suffolk, Virginia, American country music guitarist
  • 1922-06-04 Samuel Lee Gravely Jr., American naval officer, First African American fleet commander, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2004)
  • 1922-09-24 Theresa Merritt [Hines], American singer and actress (The Wiz, That's My Mama), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1998)
  • 1923-06-06 V. C. Andrews, American author (Flowers in the Attic), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 1986)
  • 1923-07-10 Earl Hamner Jr., American creator and narrator of TV show "The Waltons", born in Schuyler, Virginia (d. 2016)
  • 1923-09-23 Samuel V. Wilson, American ex-director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and former Army lieutenant general, born in Rice, Virginia (d. 2017)
  • 1924-04-20 Paul Van Buren, American theologist (Theological Explorations), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1998)
  • 1925-06-06 Al Grey, American jazz trombonist (Snap Your Fingers), born in Aldie, Virginia (d. 2000)
  • 1925-06-11 William Styron, American novelist (Confess of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 2006)
  • 1925-09-16 Charlie Byrd, American jazz and bossa nova guitarist (Desfinado), born in Suffolk, Virginia (d. 1999)
  • 1925-11-10 Richard Burton, Welsh stage and screen actor (Cleopatra, Virginia Woolf), born in Pontrhydyfen, South Wales (d. 1984)
  • 1926-09-09 Jake Carey, American actor (Rock Rock Rock!, Go, Johnny, Go!), born in Pulaski, Virginia (d. 1997)
  • 1927-02-25 Ralph Stanley, Amerian bluegrass musician, born in Dickenson County, Virginia (d. 2016)
  • 1927-03-05 John "Jack" Cassidy, American singer and actor (Oscar-He & She, The Eiger Sanction), born in Richmond Hill, Virginia (d. 1976)
  • 1927-07-10 William Smithers, American actor (Witness, Peyton Place, Attack!), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1927-09-20 Clarice Taylor, American actress (Nurse Bailey-Nurse), born in Buckingham County, Virginia (d. 2011)

Person of interestGeorge C. Scott

1927-10-18 George C. Scott, American actor and director (Patton, Dr. Strangelove), born in Wise, Virginia (d. 1999)

  • 1927-12-22 Peggy Castle, American actress (Lily Merrill-Lawman), born in Appalachia, Virginia (d. 1973)
  • 1928-01-12 Ruth Brown, American actress and singer sometimes known as the "Queen of R&B" (So Long, Teardrops from My Eyes), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 2006)
  • 1928-03-08 Judy Johnson, singer (Your Show of Shows), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1928-03-09 Keely Smith [Dorothy Keely], American jazz and popular music singer (Mrs Louie Prima), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2017)

Person of interestEdward Albee

1928-03-12 Edward Albee, American playwright (Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf?), born in Virginia (d. 2016)

Playwright Edward Albee
Playwright
Edward Albee

Person of interestEarl Lloyd

1928-04-03 Earl Lloyd, 1st African American basketball player in the NBA, born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 2015)

Basketball Player Earl Lloyd
Basketball Player
Earl Lloyd

Person of interestJune Carter Cash

1929-06-23 June Carter Cash, American country singer (Johnny Cash Show), born in Maces Spring, Virginia (d. 2003)

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash
  • 1929-07-09 Jesse McReynolds, American singer and mandolinist (Grand Ole Opry), born in Coeburn, Virginia
  • 1929-08-24 Willie Winfield, American doo-woop singer (Harptones), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1930-08-18 Liviu Librescu, Israeli professor, killed in the Virginia Tech massacre
  • 1930-08-31 Owen B Pickett, American politician (Rep-D-Virginia 1987-2001), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2010)
  • 1930-09-17 David Huddleston, American actor (Big Lebowski), born in Vinton, Virginia (d. 2016)
  • 1931-01-17 Douglas Wilder, American politician, Governor of Virginia (1990-94), 1st African American Governor since Reconstruction, born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1931-03-02 Tom Wolfe, journalist and author (Right Stuff), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1931-11-06 Mike Nichols [Mikhail Peschkowsky], German-American film director (Catch 22, The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2014)
  • 1932-09-02 Walter Davis Jr., American hard bop pianist (Davis Cup, Illumination), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1990)

Person of interestPatsy Cline

1932-09-08 Patsy Cline, American country singer (Crazy), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1963)

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline
  • 1932-10-20 Roosevelt Brown, Virginia, NFL hall of fame tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1933-04-15 Roy Clark, Meherrin, Virginia, US country singer (Hee Haw, The Tonight Show)
  • 1934-03-07 Willard Scott, American weather forecaster (Today Show), born in Alexandria, Virginia

Person of interestShirley MacLaine

1934-04-24 Shirley MacLaine, American actress and mystic (Irma la Douce), born in Richmond, Virginia

  • 1935-02-11 Gene Vincent, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Be-Bop-A-Lula), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1971)
  • 1936-03-12 Lloyd Dobbins, newscaster (NBC News Overnight), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1936-03-17 Robert Daniel, republican Congressman for Virginia (1972-1983), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2012)
  • 1936-08-23 Henry Lee Lucas, American drifter and serial killer, born in Blacksburg, Virginia (d. 2001)
  • 1937-03-30 Warren Beatty, actor (Bonnie & Clyde, Shampoo, Dick Tracy), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1937-04-07 Charlie Thomas, singer (Drifters), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1937-12-16 Joyce Bulifant, American actress (Marie- The Mary Tyler Moore Show), born in Newport News, Virginia

Person of interestMax Robinson

1939-05-01 Max Robinson, 1st African American network TV anchor (ABC), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1988)

1st African-American Network TV Anchor Max Robinson
1st African-American Network TV Anchor
Max Robinson
  • 1939-06-26 Chuck [Charles] Robb, American politician, 64th Governor of Virginia, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1939-09-29 Tommy Boyce, American songwriter (Boyce & Hart, Monkees), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1994)
  • 1939-11-10 Tommy "Bubba" Facenda, American rock and roll artist (High School U.S.A.), born in Portsmouth, Virginia

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