Virginia in History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 332

  • 1864-07-19 Third Battle of Winchester, Virginia (Stephenson's Depot) [->JUL 20]
  • 1864-07-20 Battle at Stephenson's Depot, Virginia: 200 killed or injured
  • 1864-07-23 Battle of Woodstock, Virginia
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 1865-04-01 Battle of 5 Forks Virginia, signalling end of 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • 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 Sayler's Creek, fought near Farmville, Virginia (Appomattox Campaign), 1/4 of Lee's army cut off, Union victory (US Civil War)
  • 1865-04-06 Battle of High Bridge, fought near Farmville, Virginia (Appomattox Campaign), inconclusive result (US Civil War)
  • 1865-04-07 Battle of Farmville, Virginia
  • 1865-04-26 Battle of Fort Tobacco, Virginia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • 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 in Danville Virginia (4 blacks killed)
  • 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

BoatGreat White Fleet

1909-02-22 Great White Fleet, 1st US fleet to circle the globe, returns to Virginia
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American naval ships leave Virginia on December 16, 1907, the first day of their two-year voyage
American naval ships leave Virginia on December 16, 1907, the first day of their two-year voyage
  • 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 release premierFilm Premier

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

Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.

US Army Engineer and WWII General Leslie Groves
US Army Engineer and WWII General
Leslie Groves
  • 1941-12-22 1942 NFL Draft: Bill Dudley from University of Virginia first pick by Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 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)

Victory in BattleRaising 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)
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United States Marines raise the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo Jima
United States Marines raise the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo Jima
  • 1955-08-15 Hurricane Connie dissipates after killing 43 in NC, SC, Virginia & Maryland
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Philip
  • 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

Music releaseTheater Premiere

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

Playwright Edward Albee
Playwright
Edward Albee
  • 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 premierFilm Release

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

Naturalist and Author Joy Adamson
Naturalist and Author
Joy Adamson
  • 1969-08-20 69 cm rainfall in Nelson County, Virginia (state record)

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

NBA Legend Julius Erving
NBA Legend
Julius Erving
  • 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!

Sport awardWimbledon 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

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
  • 1978-04-27 Cooling tower collaspes 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 477

  • 1918-03-29 Pearl Bailey, American actress and singer (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, 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
  • 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 (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)
  • 1925-11-10 Richard Burton, Welsh stage and screen actor (Cleopatra, Virginia Woolf), born in Pontrhydyfen, South Wales (d. 1984)
  • 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, 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 & 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
  • 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)

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, American journalist and author (The Right Stuff), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2018)
  • 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, American country singer (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

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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1937-10-11 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 (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
  • 1939-08-21 Harold Reid, American singer (Statler Brothers), born in Staunton, Virginia (d. 2020)
  • 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

Person of interestFran Tarkenton

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

NFL Quarterback Fran Tarkenton
NFL Quarterback
Fran Tarkenton
  • 1940-03-27 Janis Martin, American rockabilly and country singer, 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 Sreet Band), born in Norfolk County, Virginia (d. 2011)
  • 1942-04-03 Wayne Newton, American singer and entertainer (Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast), born in Norfolk, Virginia

Person of interestTammy Wynette

1942-05-05 Tammy Wynette [Virginia Pugh], American country singer (Stand by your Man), born in Itawamba County, Mississippi (d. 1998)

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 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)

Person of interestArthur Ashe

1943-07-10 Arthur Ashe, American tennis player (3 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1993)

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • 1943-11-12 Jimmy "Bro" Hayes, US doo-wop bass singer (Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk), born in Hopewell, Virginia (d. 2107)
  • 1944-04-18 Rudy Shackelford, American composer, born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1945-05-16 James Moran, (Rep-D-Virginia)
  • 1945-06-05 Don Reid, American country singer (Statler Bros-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, Pughsville, Virginia, actor (Fresh Prince of Bell Air), (d. 2013)
  • 1946-02-09 Jim Webb, United States Senator from Virginia
  • 1946-06-03 Eddie Holman, American singer (Hey There Lonely Girl), 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, comedian (Keep on Truckin'), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1949-07-12 Rick Hendrick, American NASCAR team owner and car dealer, 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), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1951-09-18 Dee Dee Ramone [Douglas Colvin], rock bassist (Ramones), born in Fort Lee, Virginia (d. 2002)

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