Virginia in History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 328

  • 1864-07-27 Battle of Darbytown, Virginia (Deep Bottom, Newmarket Road) (Strawberry Plains)
  • 1864-07-28 2nd day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia
  • 1864-07-29 American Civil War: Battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia, 3rd and last day
  • 1864-08-13 Battle of Deep Bottom, Virginia (Strawberry Plains) & Fussell's Mill, Virginia
  • 1864-08-14 2nd day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Virginia: Federal assault
  • 1864-08-16 Federal assault on 4th day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia
  • 1864-08-18 6th day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia: Confederate assault
  • 1864-08-19 2nd day of battle at Globe Tavern, Virginia, Union forces attempt to destroy Weldon Railroad Confederate supply route (successful 21 Ausgust)
  • 1864-08-21 Battle at Globe Tavern, Virginia, ends after 2500 casualties
  • 1864-08-21 Battle of Summit Point, Virginia
  • 1864-09-03 Battle of Berryville, Virginia, Confederate forces retreat in face of Union strength
  • 1864-09-16 Battle of Coggin's Point, Virginia (Hampton-Rosser Cattle Raid)
  • 1864-09-18 Battle of Martinsburg, Virginia
  • 1864-09-19 3rd Battle of Winchester, Virginia (Opequon, 3rd Winchester)
  • 1864-09-22 Battle of Fisher's Hill, Virginia - General Early Retreats to Brown's Gap
  • 1864-09-22 Sheridan sets up camp in Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • 1864-09-28 -30) Battle of Fort Harrison Virginia (Chaffin's Farm New Market Heights)
  • 1864-09-29 Battle of Chaffin's Farm and New Market Heights in Henrico County, Virginia
  • 1864-09-30 Battle of Preble's Farm Virginia (Poplar Springs Church)
  • 1864-10-02 Battle of Saltville, Virginia
  • 1864-10-07 -Oct 13th) Battle of Darbytown Road, Virginia
  • 1864-10-13 Battle at Darbytown Road, Virginia (337 casualties)
  • 1864-10-19 Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, Union beats back Confederate attackers
  • 1864-10-27 Second Battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia near Richmond
  • 1864-10-28 Second Battle at Fair Oaks, Virginia, ends with 1554 casualties
  • 1864-12-15 Raid on Stoneman: Abingdon & Glade Springs, Virginia
  • 1864-12-24 Battle of Gordonsville, Virginia
  • 1865-01-02 Welterweight Con Orem & heavyweight Hugh O'Neill brawl for 185 rounds before darkness ends legendary bare knuckle boxing match in Virginia City, Montana
  • 1865-02-05 Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia (Armstrong's Mill, Dabney's Mill)
  • 1865-03-02 Conferate General Early's army is defeated at the battle of Waynesboro, Virginia, during American Civil War
  • 1865-03-29 -Apr 9th], Appomattox campaign, Virginia, 7582 killed
  • 1865-03-29 Battle of Lewis's Farm [alt. Quaker Road, Gravelly Run], in Dinwiddie County, Virginia begins (Union victory)
  • 1865-03-30 -4] Battle at 5 Forks, Virginia
  • 1865-03-31 Battle of Boydton, Virginia (White Oaks Roads, Dinwiddie C H)

Victory in Battle

1865-04-01 Battle of 5 Forks Virginia: Union forces defeat Confederates and capture important railway supply line for General Robert E. Lee's army

  • 1865-04-02 Battle of Petersburg ends as the Army of Northern Virginia is forced to retreat under heavy fire from a general Union offensive

Historic Event

1865-04-02 Confederate President Jefferson Davis flees Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia (US Civil War)

  • 1865-04-03 Battle at Namozine Church, Virginia (Appomattox Campaign)
  • 1865-04-03 Union forces occupy Confederate capital of Richmond & Petersberg, Virginia
  • 1865-04-05 Battle at Amelia Springs, Jetersville Virginia (Appomattox Campaign)
  • 1865-04-06 Battle of High Bridge, fought near Farmville, Virginia (Appomattox Campaign), inconclusive result (US Civil War)
  • 1865-04-06 Battle of Sayler's Creek, fought near Farmville, Virginia (Appomattox Campaign), 1/4 of General Robert E. Lee's army cut off, Union victory (US Civil War)
  • 1865-04-07 Battle of Farmville, Virginia

Historic Event

1866-04-02 US President Andrew Johnson ends civil war in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee & Virginia

  • 1867-04-24 Black demonstrators stage ride-ins on Richmond, Virginia streetcars
  • 1869-07-06 Black candidate for lieutenant governor of Virginia, Dr J. H. Harris defeated
  • 1869-12-10 The first American chapter of Kappa Sigma is founded at the University of Virginia.
  • 1870-01-27 After accepting 15th amendment, Virginia is readmitted to the Union
  • 1883-11-03 Race riots kill 4 blacks in Danville Virginia
  • 1888-02-02 Frank Sprague opens the first successful U.S. electric street railway system, the Richmond Union Passenger Railway, in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1889-04-03 Savings Bank of Order of True Reformers opens in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1897-09-21 NY Sun runs famous "Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus" editorial
  • 1907-04-26 Jamestown, Virginia Tercentenary Exposition opens
  • 1910-11-14 1st airplane flight from deck of a ship, Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1918-02-09 US Army chaplain school organizes at Ft Monroe, Virginia
  • 1922-02-21 Airship "Rome" explodes at Hampton Roads, Virginia; 34 die
  • 1926-11-27 Restoration of Williamsburg, Virginia, begins
  • 1928-11-12 British steamer "Vestris" capsizes & sinks off Virginia, kills 110
  • 1930-01-23 George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Virginia established

Film Premiere

1931-01-30 "City Lights", American silent romantic comedy film directed by Charlie Chaplin, starring himself and Virginia Cherrill, premieres at Los Angeles Theater

  • 1931-05-27 1st full scale wind tunnel for testing airplane at Langley Field, Virginia
  • 1932-02-27 Explosion in coal mine Boissevain, Virginia, USA leaves 38 dead
  • 1941-02-10 1st highway post office makes 1st trip, Washington, D.C. to Harrisonburg, Virginia

Historic Event

1941-09-11 Construction of the Pentagon begins in Arlington County, Virginia (completed Jan 15, 1943). Designed by architect George Bergstrom and built by contractor John McShain, construction was overseen by Leslie Groves.

  • 1941-12-22 1942 NFL Draft: Bill Dudley from University of Virginia first pick by Pittsburgh Steelers

Sports History

1942-01-06 Bob Feller, enlists in Navy & reports for duty to Norfolk Virginia

  • 1947-07-29 Gas leak explodes in a beauty parlor, 10 women die in Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • 1954-07-15 110°F (43°C) at Balcony Falls, Virginia (state record)

Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima

1954-11-10 "Marine Corps War Memorial" unveiled in Arlington County, Virginia, dedicated to US Marine Corps who died in defense of US since 1775 (inspired by 1945 Iwo Jima photo of servicemen raising US flag)

  • 1955-08-15 Hurricane Connie dissipates after killing 77 in the US eastern seaboard and mid-atlantic states
  • 1956-08-05 WCYB TV channel 5 in Bristol-Kingsport, Virginia (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957-04-26 Jamestown, Virginia 350th Anniversary Festival opens
  • 1957-04-29 1st military nuclear power plant dedicated at Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Historic Event

1957-10-16 Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visits Williamsburg Virginia

  • 1960-01-18 Capital Airlines Flight 20 crashes in Virginia, killing all 50 people on-board
  • 1961-02-16 1st all-solid-propellant rocket put in orbit, Wallops Island, Virginia
  • 1961-11-08 Imperial Airlines Flight 201/8, a Lockheed Constellation aircraft, crashes near Richmond, Virginia, 77 die

Theater Premiere

1962-10-13 Edward Albee's play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opens on Broadway featuring actress Uta Hagen

  • 1963-04-28 17th Tony Awards: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" win

Film Release

1966-03-14 British film "Born Free" based on the book "Born Free" by Joy Adamson released starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers

  • 1969-08-20 69 cm rainfall in Nelson County, Virginia (state record)

Sports History

1973-08-01 Struggling ABA club Virginia Squires trades star forward Julius Erving to New York Nets for George Carter and cash

  • 1973-10-27 Alabama sets offensive record (828 yds), beats Virginia Tech 77-6
  • 1974-01-20 7th ABA All-Star Game: East 128 beats West 112 at Virginia
  • 1974-12-01 Boeing 727 crashes in Upperville Virginia, 92 died
  • 1977-03-08 Henry L Marsh III elected mayor of Richmond, Virginia
  • 1977-06-25 Roy C. Sullivan of Virginia is struck by lightning for 7th time!

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

1977-07-01 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Hometown favourite Virginia Wade beats Betty Stove of the Netherlands 4-6, 6-3, 6-1

  • 1978-04-27 Cooling tower collapses at a coal-fired power plant at Willow Island, West Virginia, kills 51
  • 1978-09-09 Kylene Barker (Virginia), crowned 51st Miss America 1979
  • 1980-01-21 Les Henson, Virginia Tech, makes 89' 3" basketball field goal
  • 1981-03-12 Walter R T Witschey installs world's largest sundial in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1981-12-28 1st American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr is born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1982-03-24 US sub Jacksonville collides with a Turkish freighter near Virginia
  • 1982-12-24 Chaminade, with a student body of only 850 students, beats #1 ranked Virginia 77-72 in a Honolulu holiday basketball classic
  • 1983-07-05 Woman gives birth to baby 84 days after brain death (Roanoke, Virginia)
  • 1983-10-01 Denise Wallace, 18, of Virginia, crowned Miss Teen of America
  • 1985-01-22 -30°F (-34°C), Mountain Lake Bio Station, Virginia (state record)
  • 1985-04-30 NFL Draft: Virginia Tech defensive end Bruce Smith first pick by Buffalo Bills

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 467

  • 1918-03-29 Pearl Bailey, American Tony and Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actress, singer and dancer (Hello, Dolly!), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1990)
  • 1918-12-22 William Kennedy, American baseball player, born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 1995)
  • 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, American operatic soprano, born in Danville, Virginia (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 (Fred Waring's Pleasure Time), and actress (Nanny & the Professor), 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 (Otis W.) "Joe" Maphis, American session and country music guitarist ("Dim Lights"), born in Suffolk, Virginia (d. 1986)
  • 1921-12-24 Bill Dudley, NFL halfback (Pittsburgh, Detroit, Washington), born in Bluefield, Virginia
  • 1922-05-29 Joe Weatherly, American auto racer (NASCAR Sprint Cup champion 1962-63), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1964)
  • 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)
  • 1922-12-08 John B. McKay, American test pilot (X-15), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 1975)
  • 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)
  • 1924-04-12 Curtis Turner, American auto racer (184 NASCAR races over 17 years, 17 wins), born in Floyd, Virginia (d. 1970)
  • 1924-04-20 Paul Van Buren, American theologist (Theological Explorations), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1998)
  • 1925-05-23 Malcolm "Mac" Wiseman, American bluegrass singer, born in Crimora, Virginia (d. 2019)
  • 1925-06-06 Al Grey, American jazz trombonist (Count Basie Orchestra; 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)
  • 1925-07-18 Glen Wood, American auto racer, team owner (Wood Bros Racing), born in Stuart, Virginia (d. 2019)
  • 1925-08-14 Russell Baker, American columnist, author and humorist (NY Times), born in Loudoun County, Virginia (d. 2019)
  • 1925-09-16 Charlie Byrd, American jazz and bossa nova guitarist (Desfinado), born in Suffolk, Virginia (d. 1999)

Richard BurtonRichard Burton (1925-1984)

1925-11-10 Welsh stage and screen actor (Cleopatra, Virginia Woolf), born in Pontrhydyfen, South Wales

  • 1926-08-14 Alice Adams, American author (Beautiful Girl), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia (d. 1999)
  • 1926-09-09 Jake Carey, American actor (Rock Rock Rock!, Go, Johnny, Go!), born in Pulaski, Virginia (d. 1997)
  • 1927-02-25 Ralph Stanley, American 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)

George C. ScottGeorge C. Scott (1927-1999)

1927-10-18 American actor and director (Patton, Dr. Strangelove), born in Wise, Virginia

  • 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, American singer (Your Show of Shows), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1928-03-09 Keely Smith [Dorothy Keely], American jazz and pop singer (w/ husband Louis Prima -"That Old Black Magic"; "I Wish You Love"), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2017)

Edward AlbeeEdward Albee (1928-2016)

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

Earl LloydEarl Lloyd (1928-2015)

1928-04-03 1st African American basketball player in the NBA, born in Alexandria, Virginia

  • 1928-08-07 Herbert H. Bateman, American politician (Rep-R-Virginia), born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina (d. 2000)
  • 1929-02-25 Tommy Newsom, American saxophonist and bandleader (Tonight Show), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 2007)

June Carter CashJune Carter Cash (1929-2003)

1929-06-23 American Grammy Award-winning country singer (The Carter Family; Johnny Cash Show), songwriter ("Ring Of Fire"), and actress, born in Maces Spring, Virginia

  • 1929-07-09 Jesse McReynolds, American singer and mandolinist (Grand Ole Opry), born in Coeburn, Virginia
  • 1929-08-24 Willie Winfield, American doo-wop singer (Harptones - "Life Is But A Dream"; “A Sunday Kind of Love”), born in Surrey, Virginia (d. 2021)
  • 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 lawyer and politician, Governor of Virginia (1990-94), 1st African American Governor since Reconstruction, born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1931-03-02 Tom Wolfe, American journalist and author (The Right Stuff), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2018)

Mike NicholsMike Nichols (1931-2014)

1931-11-06 German-American film director (Catch 22, The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), born in Berlin, Germany

  • 1932-09-02 Walter Davis Jr., American hard bop pianist (Davis Cup, Illumination), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1990)

Patsy ClinePatsy Cline (1932-1963)

1932-09-08 American country singer ("Crazy"; "I Fall To Pieces"; "Walkin' After Midnight"), born in Winchester, Virginia

  • 1932-10-20 "Rosey" Roosevelt Brown, American NFL hall of fame tackle (NY Giants), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 2004)
  • 1933-04-15 Roy Clark, American country and bluegrass singer, guitarist, and banjo player (Hee Haw; The Tonight Show), born in Meherrin, Virginia (d. 2018)
  • 1934-03-07 Willard Scott, American weather forecaster (Today Show), born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 2021)

Shirley MacLaineShirley MacLaine (88 years old)

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

  • 1935-02-11 Gene Vincent [Vincent Eugene Craddock], 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, American 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)
  • 1936-12-13 J. C. Martin, American baseball player, born in Axton, Virginia
  • 1936-12-23 Bobby Ross, NFL coach (San Diego Chargers), born in Richmond, Virginia

Warren BeattyWarren Beatty (85 years old)

1937-03-30 American actor (Bonnie & Clyde, Shampoo, Dick Tracy), born in Richmond, Virginia

  • 1937-04-07 Charlie Thomas, American pop singer (The Drifters, 1958-67 - "Sweets For My Sweet"; "Save The Last Dance For Me"), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1937-10-11 R. H. W. Dillard, American poet (The Day I Stopped Dreaming About Barbara Steele and Other Poems), born in Roanoke, Virginia
  • 1937-12-16 Joyce Bulifant, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show - "Marie Slaughter"), born in Newport News, Virginia

Max RobinsonMax Robinson (1939-1988)

1939-05-01 1st African American network TV anchor (ABC), born in Richmond, Virginia

  • 1939-06-26 Chuck [Charles] Robb, American politician, 64th Governor of Virginia, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1939-08-21 Harold Reid, American country bass vocalist (Statler Brothers - "Bed Of Rose's"), born in Staunton, Virginia (d. 2020)
  • 1939-09-29 Tommy Boyce, American songwriter (with Bobby Hart: The Monkees - "Last Train to Clarksville"; (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone"), and singer (Boyce & Hart - "I Winder What She's Doing Tonight"), 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

Fran TarkentonFran Tarkenton (82 years old)

1940-02-03 NFL quarterback (NY Giants, Minnesota Vikings), born in Richmond, Virginia

  • 1940-03-27 Janis Martin, American rockabilly and country singer ("Will You Willyum"; "Drugstore Rock 'n Roll"), born in Sutherlin, Virginia (d. 2007)
  • 1940-04-18 Ira von FFürstenberg, European socialite and actress (I Killed Rasputin), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1942-01-11 Clarence Clemons, American rock saxophonist (Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band), born in Norfolk County, Virginia (d. 2011)
  • 1942-04-03 Wayne Newton, American singer and entertainer (Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast; Danke Schon), born in Norfolk, Virginia

Tammy WynetteTammy Wynette (1942-1998)

1942-05-05 American country singer ("Stand By Your Man"), born in Itawamba County, Mississippi

  • 1942-06-21 Henry S. Taylor, American writer at poet (Pulitzer 1986 for Poetry), born in Lincoln, Virginia
  • 1943-02-23 Bobby Mitchell, American golfer (US Masters runner-up 1972), born in Chatham, Virginia (d. 2018)

Arthur AsheArthur Ashe (1943-1993)

1943-07-10 American tennis player (US Open 1968, Australian Open 1970, Wimbledon & WCT Finals 1975; Davis Cup 1963, 68, 69, 70), born in Richmond, Virginia

  • 1943-11-12 Jimmy "Bro" Hayes, American doo-wop bass singer (Persuasions - "Under the Boardwalk"), born in Hopewell, Virginia (d. 2017)
  • 1944-04-18 Rudy Shackelford, American organist, composer, and musicologist, born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1945-05-16 James Moran, American politician (Rep-D-Virginia 1991-2005), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1945-06-05 Don Reid, American country singer (Statler Brothers - "Flowers on the Wall"), born in Staunton, Virginia
  • 1945-07-09 Lewis F. Payne Jr., American politician (Rep-D-Virginia), born in Amherst, Virginia
  • 1945-11-27 James Avery, American actor (Fresh Prince of Bell Air), (d. 2013), born in Pughsville, Virginia
  • 1946-02-09 Jim Webb, United States Senator from Virginia
  • 1946-06-03 Eddie Holman, American singer ("Hey There Lonely Girl"; "You Make My Life Complete"), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1946-08-01 Rick Boucher, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia), born in Abingdon, Virginia
  • 1946-10-27 Leslie Byrne, American politician (Rep-D-Virginia), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1947-02-09 Major Harris, American R&B singer ("Love Won't Let Me Wait"), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2012)
  • 1947-04-30 Robert Scott, American politician, Rep-D-Virginia (1993-), born in Washington D.C.
  • 1947-07-12 Richard C. McCarty, American professor of psychology, born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • 1947-07-23 Spencer Christian, American TV weatherman (Good Morning America), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1948-01-06 Guy Gardner, US Air Force officer & astronaut (STS 27, STS 35), born in Altavista, Virginia
  • 1948-02-21 Larry Ragland, American comedian (Keep on Truckin'), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1949-07-12 Rick Hendrick, American NASCAR team owner (Hendrick Motorsports; 7 x NASCAR Cup Series titles), born in Palmer Springs, Virginia
  • 1950-08-02 Kathryn Harrold, American actress (MacGruder & Loud), born in Tazewell, Virginia
  • 1951-04-15 John L. Phillips, NASA astronaut, born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia
  • 1951-07-26 Bobby Wadkins, American golfer (Senior Players C'ship 2006; European Open 1978), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1951-09-18 Dee Dee Ramone [Douglas Colvin], American punk rock bassist (Ramones), born in Fort Lee, Virginia (d. 2002)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths