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Kentucky - Notable Historical Events

Daniel BooneJun 7, 1769

Ulysses S. GrantSep 6, 1861

Nathan Bedford ForrestDec 20, 1862

Jesse JamesMar 20, 1868

FDRJun 28, 1935

Janis JoplinJul 12, 1970

Woody HarrelsonJun 1, 1996

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Kentucky - Historical Events
Date Event
1755-03-17

Transylvania Land Company buys Kentucky for $50,000 from a Cherokee chief

1769-06-07

Daniel Boone begins exploring Bluegrass State of Kentucky

1774-06-16

Formation of Harrodsburg, Kentucky.

1792-06-01

Kentucky admitted as 15th US state

1795-12-19

1st state appropriation of money for road building, Kentucky

1798-11-16

Kentucky becomes first state to nullify an act of Congress

1801-11-10

Kentucky outlaws dueling

1821-12-17

Kentucky abolishes debtors' prisons

1838-02-16

Kentucky passes law permitting women to attend school under conditions

1851-11-09

Kentucky marshals abduct abolitionist minister Calvin Fairbank from Jeffersonville, Indiana, and take him to Kentucky to stand trial for helping a slave escape.

1861-05-16

Kentucky proclaims its neutrality

1861-05-20

Kentucky proclaims its neutrality in Civil War

1861-07-10

Lincoln writes to Kentucky's militia & says Union troops will not enter that state

1861-08-06

Lexington, Kentucky - Union military camp forms in neutral state

1861-09-03

Confederate forces enter Kentucky, thus ending its neutrality

1861-09-06

General Ulysses S. Grant occupies Paducah Kentucky

1861-10-02

Former US VP John C Breckinridge flees Kentucky

1861-11-20

Secession ordinance is filed by Kentucky's Confederate government.

1862-03-16

Battle at Pound Gap Kentucky: Confederates separate battles

1862-08-17

Confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky

1862-08-23

Skirmish at Big Hill, Kentucky (2 Federal regiments)

1862-10-03

Skirmish at Bardstown, Kentucky

1862-11-20

Confederate armies of Mississippi and Kentucky merge as Army of Tennessee, under General Braxton Bragg

1862-12-20

Brig-gen Nathan Bedford Forrest occupies Trenton, Kentucky

1864-05-31

Raid at Morgan's Kentucky

1864-06-11

Battle at Cynthiana Kentucky: Gen Hobsons unit caught

1868-03-20

Jesse James Gang robs bank in Russelville, Kentucky, of $14,000

1872-04-12

Jesse James gang robs bank in Columbia, Kentucky (1 dead/$1,500)

1875-05-17

1st Kentucky Derby: Oliver Lewis aboard Aristides wins in 2:37.75

1876-05-15

2nd Kentucky Derby: Bobby Swim aboard Vagrant wins in 2:38.25

1877-02-20

1st cantilever bridge in US completed, Harrodsburg, Kentucky

1877-05-22

3rd Kentucky Derby: Billy Walker aboard Baden-Baden wins in 2:38

1878-05-21

4th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Carter aboard Day Star wins in 2:37.25

1879-05-20

5th Kentucky Derby: Charlie Shauer aboard Lord Murphy wins in 2:37

1880-05-18

6th Kentucky Derby: George Lewis aboard Fonso wins in 2:37.5

1881-05-17

7th Kentucky Derby: Jim McLaughlin aboard Hindoo wins in 2:40

1882-05-16

8th Kentucky Derby: Babe Hurd aboard Apollo wins in 2:40.00

1883-05-23

9th Kentucky Derby: William Donohue aboard Leonatus wins in 2:43

1883-09-24

National black convention meets in Louisville, Kentucky

1884-05-16

10th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Buchanan wins in 2:40.25

1885-05-14

11th Kentucky Derby: Babe Henderson aboard Joe Cotton wins in 2:37.25

1886-05-14

12th Kentucky Derby: Paul Duffy aboard Ben Ali wins in 2:36.50

1887-05-11

13th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Lewis aboard Montrose wins in 2:39.25

1888-05-14

14th Kentucky Derby: George Covington aboard MacBeth II wins in 2:38.00

1889-05-09

15th Kentucky Derby: Thomas Kiley aboard Spokane wins in 2:34.50

1890-03-27

A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200.

1890-05-14

16th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Riley wins in 2:45

1891-05-13

17th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Kingman wins in 2:52.25

1892-05-11

18th Kentucky Derby: Lonnie Clayton aboard Azra wins in 2:41½

1893-05-10

19th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Kunze aboard Lookout wins in 2:39.25

1893-10-23

C Dazey's "In Old Kentucky" premieres in NYC (27 seasons)

1894-05-15

20th Kentucky Derby: Frank Goodale aboard Chant wins in 2:41

1895-05-06

21st Kentucky Derby: Soup Perkins aboard Halma wins in 2:37.50

1896-05-06

22nd Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Ben Brush wins in 2:07.75

1897-05-04

23rd Kentucky Derby: Buttons Garner aboard Typhoon II wins in 2:12.5

1898-05-04

24th Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Plaudit wins in 2:09

1899-05-04

25th Kentucky Derby: Fred Taral aboard Manuel wins in 2:12

1900-02-03

Gubernatorial candidate William Goebel is assassinated in Frankfort, Kentucky.

1900-05-03

26th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Boland aboard Lieut Gibson wins in 2:06.25

1901-04-29

27th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on His Eminence wins in 2:07.75

1902-05-03

28th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on Alan-a-Dale wins in 2:08.75

1903-05-02

29th Kentucky Derby: Hal Booker riding Judge Himes wins in 2:09

1904-05-02

30th Kentucky Derby: Shorty Prior riding Elwood wins in 2:08.50

1905-05-10

31st Kentucky Derby: Jack Martin aboard Agile wins in 2:100.75

1906-05-02

32nd Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Troxler aboard Sir Huon wins in 2:08.8

1907-05-06

33rd Kentucky Derby: Andy Minder aboard Pink Star wins in 2:12.6

1908-05-05

34th Kentucky Derby: Arthur Pickens on Stone Street wins in 2:15.2

1909-05-03

35th Kentucky Derby: Vincent Powers on Wintergreen wins in 2:08.2

1910-05-10

36th Kentucky Derby: Fred Herbert aboard Donau wins in 2:06.4

1911-05-13

37th Kentucky Derby: George Archibald aboard Meridian wins in 2:05

1912-05-11

38th Kentucky Derby: Carol H Shilling aboard Worth wins in 2:09.4

1913-05-10

39th Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Goose aboard Donerail wins in 2:04.8

1914-05-09

40th Kentucky Derby: John McCabe aboard Old Rosebud wins in 2:03.4

1915-05-08

41st Kentucky Derby: Joe Notter aboard Regret wins in 2:05.4

1916-05-13

42nd Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard George Smith wins in 2:04

1917-05-12

43rd Kentucky Derby: Charles Borel on Omar Khayyam wins in 2:04.6

1918-05-11

44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8

1919-05-10

45th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 2:09.8

1920-05-08

46th Kentucky Derby: Ted Rice aboard Paul Jones wins in 2:09

1921-05-07

47th Kentucky Derby: Charles Thompson on Behave Yourself wins 2:04.2

1922-05-13

48th Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson aboard Morvich wins in 2:04.6

1923-05-19

49th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Zev wins in 2:05.4

1924-05-17

50th Kentucky Derby: John Mooney aboard Black Gold wins in 2:05.2

1925-05-16

51st Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Flying Ebony wins in 2:07.6

1926-05-15

52nd Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson on Bubbling Over wins in 2:03.8

1927-05-14

53rd Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee aboard Whiskery wins in 2:06

1928-05-19

54th Kentucky Derby: Chick Lang aboard Reigh Count wins in 2:10.4

1929-05-18

55th Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee on Clyde Van Dusen wins in 2:10.8

1930-05-17

56th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:07.6

1930-07-28

114°F (46°C), Greensburg, Kentucky (state record)

1931-05-16

57th Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on Twenty Grand wins 2:01.8

1932-05-07

58th Kentucky Derby: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 2:05.2

1933-05-06

59th Kentucky Derby: Don Meade aboard Brokers Tip wins in 2:06.8

1934-05-05

60th Kentucky Derby: Mack Garner aboard Cavalcade wins in 2:04

1935-05-04

61st Kentucky Derby: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:05

1935-06-28

FDR orders a federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox, Kentucky

1936-01-11

Charles Anderson enters Kentucky House of Representatives

1936-05-02

62nd Kentucky Derby: Ira Hanford aboard Bold Venture wins in 2:03.6

1936-08-14

Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last public execution in the United States.

1937-05-08

63rd Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on War Admiral wins 2:03.2

1938-05-07

64th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Lawrin wins in 2:04.8

1939-05-05

Flash floods kill 75 in Northeast Kentucky

1939-05-06

65th Kentucky Derby: James Stout aboard Johnstown wins in 2:03.4

1940-05-04

66th Kentucky Derby: Carroll Bierman aboard Gallahadion wins in 2:05

1941-05-03

67th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway wins in 2:01.4

1942-05-02

68th Kentucky Derby: Wayne D Wright aboard Shut Out wins in 2:04.4

1943-05-01

69th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 2:04

1944-05-06

70th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Pensive wins in 2:04.2

1945-01-02

Kentucky begins 130 home basketball game win streak, ends in 1955

1945-06-09

71st Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hoop Jr wins in 2:07

1946-05-04

72nd Kentucky Derby: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:06.6

1947-05-03

73rd Kentucky Derby: Eric Guerin aboard Jet Pilot wins in 2:06.8

1948-03-13

10th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Baylor 58-42

1948-05-01

74th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:05.4

1949-03-26

11th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Oklahoma State 46-36

1949-05-07

75th Kentucky Derby: Steve Brooks aboard Ponder wins in 2:04.2

1950-05-06

76th Kentucky Derby: William Boland on Middleground wins in 2:01.6

1951-03-27

13th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Kansas 68-58

1951-05-05

77th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Count Turf wins in 2:02.6

1952-05-03

78th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hill Gail wins in 2:01.6

1953-05-02

79th Kentucky Derby: Hank Moreno aboard Dark Star wins in 2:02

1954-05-01

80th Kentucky Derby: Raymond York aboard Determine wins in 2:03

1955-01-08

Georgia Tech ends Kentucky's 130-game home basketball win streak

1955-05-07

81st Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Swaps wins in 2:01.8

1956-05-05

82nd Kentucky Derby: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:03.4

1957-05-04

83rd Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Iron Liege wins in 2:02.2

1958-03-22

20th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Seattle 84-72

1958-05-03

84th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 2:05

1959-05-02

85th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Tomy Lee wins in 2:02.2

1960-05-07

86th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Venetian Way wins in 2:02.4

1960-06-28

10.40" (26.42 cm) of rainfall, Dunmor, Kentucky (state 24-hour record)

1961-05-06

87th Kentucky Derby: John Sellers aboard Carry Back wins in 2:04

1962-05-05

88th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Decidedly wins in 2:00.4

1963-01-28

-34°F (-37°C), Cynthiana, Kentucky (state record)

1963-05-04

89th Kentucky Derby: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:01.8

1964-05-02

90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00

1965-05-01

91st Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker on Lucky Debonair wins in 2:01.2

1966-05-07

92nd Kentucky Derby: Donald Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 2:02

1967-05-06

93rd Kentucky Derby: Bobby Ussery on Proud Clarion wins in 2:00.6

1968-05-04

94th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Forward Pass wins

1969-05-03

95th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Majestic Prince wins in 2:01.8

1970-05-02

1st woman jockey at Kentucky Derby (Diane Crump)

1970-05-02

96th Kentucky Derby: Mike Manganello on Dust Commander wins 2:03.4

1970-07-12

Blues-Rock singer Janis Joplin debuts in Kentucky

1971-05-01

97th Kentucky Derby: Gustavo Avila on Canonero II wins in 2:03.2

1971-05-18

4th ABA Championship: Utah Stars beat Kentucky Colonels, 4 games to 3

1972-03-27

Adolph Rupp retires after 42 years of coaching U of Kentucky

1972-04-28

Courts award 1968 Kentucky Derby prize money to 2nd place winner due to the winner being given drugs before the race

1972-05-06

98th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:01.8

1973-05-05

99th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:59.4

1973-07-07

All women board of directors takes control of ABA's Kentucky Colonels

1974-05-04

100th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr. aboard Cannonade wins in 2:04

1975-03-31

37th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Kentucky 92-55

1975-05-03

101st Kentucky Derby: Jacinto Vasquez on Foolish Pleasure wins 2:02

1975-05-22

8th ABA Championship: Kentucky Colonels beat Ind Pacers, 4 games to 1

1976-05-01

102nd Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr on Bold Forbes wins in 2:01.6

1976-05-15

Kentucky Moonrunner by Cledus Maggard hits #85

1977-05-07

103rd Kentucky Derby: Jean Cruguet on Seattle Slew wins in 2:02.2

1977-05-28

165 killed in a fire at Beverly Hills Supper Club in Kentucky

1978-03-27

40th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Duke 94-88

1978-05-06

104th Kentucky Derby: Steve Cauthen aboard Affirmed wins in 2:01.2

1979-05-05

105th Kentucky Derby: Ron Franklin on Spectacular Bid wins in 2:02.4

1980-05-03

106th Kentucky Derby: Jacinto Vasquez on Genuine Risk wins in 2:02

1981-02-13

A series of sewer explosions destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky.

1981-05-02

107th Kentucky Derby: Jorge Velasquez on Pleasant Colony wins in 2:02

1982-05-01

108th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Gato Del Sol wins in 2:02.4

1983-05-07

109th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Sunny's Halo wins in 2:02.2

1983-11-08

Martha Layne Collins (D) elected 1st female governor of Kentucky

1983-12-13

Martha Layne Collins inaugurated as Kentucky's 1st female governor

1984-05-05

110th Kentucky Derby: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Swale wins in 2:02.4

1985-05-04

111th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr on Spend A Buck wins 2:00.2

1986-05-03

112th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Ferdinand wins in 2:02.8

1987-05-02

113th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 2:03.4

1988-05-07

114th Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Winning Colors wins in 2:02.2

1988-05-14

Carrollton bus collision: a drunk driver going the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, United States hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. The crash and ensuing fire kill 27.

1989-05-06

115th Kentucky Derby: Pat Valenzuela on Sunday Silence wins in 2:05

1990-05-05

116th Kentucky Derby: Craig Perret aboard Unbridled wins in 2:02

1991-03-27

New Kid Donnie Wahlberg, arrested on arson charges in Kentucky

1991-05-04

117th Kentucky Derby: Chris Antley aboard Strike the Gold wins in 2:03

1991-07-11

Calumet Farm, home to 8 Kentucky Derby winners, files bankruptcy

1991-10-04

Whiteland Janice, driven by Mike Lachance, wins Kentucky Futurity

1992-01-06

Robert Schenkkan's "Kentucky Cycle," premieres in LA

1992-05-02

118th Kentucky Derby: Pat Day aboard Lil E Tee wins in 2:03

1992-10-09

Great meteorite seen from Kentucky to NY

1993-05-01

119th Kentucky Derby: Jerry Bailey aboard Sea Hero wins in 2:02.4

1993-11-14

"Kentucky Cycle" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 34 performances

1993-12-12

"Kentucky Cycle" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 34 performances

1994-05-07

120th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron on Go For Gin wins in 2:03.6

1995-05-06

121st Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Thunder Gulch wins in 2:01.2

1996-04-01

58th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Syracuse 76-67

1996-05-04

122nd Kentucky Derby: Jerry Bailey aboard Grindstone wins in 2:01

1996-06-01

Woody Harrelson is arrested in Lee County, Kentucky, after he symbolically planted four hemp seeds to challenge the state law which did not distinguish between industrial hemp and marijuana

1997-03-31

59th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: Ariz beats Kentucky 84-79 (OT)

1997-05-03

123rd Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens aboard Silver Charm wins in 2:02.3

1998-05-02

124th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Real Quiet wins in 2:02.20

1999-05-01

125th Kentucky Derby: Chris Antley aboard Charismatic wins in 2:03.29

2000-05-06

126th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Fusaichi Pegasus wins in 2:01.12

2001-05-05

127th Kentucky Derby: Jorge Chavez aboard Monarchos wins in 1:59.97

2002-05-04

128th Kentucky Derby: Victor Espinoza aboard War Emblem wins in 2:01.13

2003-05-03

129th Kentucky Derby: Jose Santos aboard Funny Cide wins in 2:01.19

2004-05-01

130th Kentucky Derby: Stewart Elliot aboard Smarty Jones wins in 2:04.06

2005-11-06

The Evansville Tornado of November 2005 kills 25 in Northwestern Kentucky and Southwestern Indiana.

2006-05-06

132nd Kentucky Derby: Edgar Prado aboard Barbaro wins in 2:01.36

2006-08-27

Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky bound for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Of the passengers and crew, 49 of 50 are confirmed dead in the hours following the crash.

2007-05-05

133rd Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel aboard Street Sense wins in 2:02.17

2008-05-03

134th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Big Brown wins in 2:01.82

2008-06-25

Atlantis Plastics shooting, An employee shot and killed five people after an argument, which ended in the gunman's suicide in Henderson, Kentucky.

2009-05-02

135th Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel aboard Mine That Bird wins in 2:02.66

2010-05-01

136th Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel aboard Super Saver wins in 2:04.45

2011-05-07

137th Kentucky Derby: John Velazquez aboard Animal Kingdom wins in 2:02.04

2012-03-02

Tornadoes kill at least 27 people in the American states of Indiana and Kentucky

2012-05-05

138th Kentucky Derby: Mario Gutierrez aboard Ill Have Another wins in 2:01.83

2013-05-04

139th Kentucky Derby: Joel Rosario aboard Orb wins in 2:02.89

2014-05-03

California Chrome ridden by Victor Espinoza wins the 2014 Kentucky Derby

2015-05-02

141st [Kentucky Derby]: Victor Espinoza aboard American Pharoah wins in 2:03.02

2016-02-15

Kentucky bill requires spouse consent to husband's Viagra use

2016-05-05

Nyquist Draws No. 13 Post as Early 3-1 Kentucky Derby Fav

2016-05-08

Unbeaten Nyquist wins Kentucky Derby

2016-10-17

US sprinter Tyson Gay's daughter, 15, shot dead in Kentucky

2017-05-07

Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby on sloppy track

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Kentucky - Notable Birthdays

Jefferson F DavisJun 3, 1808

Abraham LincolnFeb 12, 1809

D.W. GriffithJan 22, 1875

Harland SandersSep 9, 1890

Muhammad AliJan 17, 1942

Larry FlyntNov 1, 1942

Dave CowensOct 25, 1948

George ClooneyMay 6, 1961

Jennifer LawrenceAug 15, 1990

Kentucky - Birthdays
Date Event
1808-06-03

Jefferson F Davis, Fairview Kentucky, President of Confederate States of America (1861-5)

1809-02-12

Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky, (R) 16th US President (1861-65)

1849-12-21

James Lane Allen, US writer (Kentucky Cardinal)

1850-9-04

Joseph J. Dowling, The Kentucky Colonel

1859-12-12

Edward Bradley, horse owner (1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners)

1864-08-13

Charles Edler, A Kentucky Romance

1875-01-22

D.W. Griffith, LaGrange, Kentucky, American film director/producer (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance)

1875-11-22

J.F. Casey, Kentucky Moonshine

1880-01-26

Louis Weadock, Bred in Old Kentucky

1880-03-26

Duncan Hines, US, restaurant guide writer (Out of Kentucky Kitchens)

1884-12-10

E. Goncz, Kentucky Moonshine

1890-09-09

Harland Sanders, Henryville Ind, colonel/CEO (Kentucky Fried Chicken), (d. 1980)

1890-9-25

A.P. Younger, In Old Kentucky

1895-06-22

Margaret Fielding, Kentucky Days

1895-10-06

Caroline Gordon, Kentucky, writer (Green Centuries)

1904-05-20

Russell Hardie, Buffalo NY, actor (Sequoia, In Old Kentucky)

1909-09-11

William H Natcher, (Rep-D-Kentucky, 1953- )

1909-10-17

Ross Durfee, The Kentucky Fried Movie

1909-11-04

Evelyn Johnson, Corbin Kentucky, female pilot (most flying hours - 57,685), (d. 2012)

1911-09-13

Bill Monroe, Rosine Ky, country singer (Blue Moon of Kentucky)

1912-02-03

Jack Roberts, The Kentucky Fried Movie

1917-03-29

Man o' War, Glimpses of Kentucky

1919-08-07

John Hogan, Lowes, Kentucky, chemist (discovered methods of producing polypropylene), (d. 2012)

1924-03-25

Julia Perry, Lexington, Kentucky, African-American composer (Cask of Amontillado)

1924-05-01

Lee Hewitt, Kentucky Rifle

1924-05-12

Bob Lewis, The Kentucky Derby

1924-09-08

Wendell H Ford, (Sen-D-Kentucky, 1974- )

1924-10-30

Sheila Rogers, The Kentucky Fried Movie

1925-01-02

William J Crowe Jr, Kentucky, chairman joint chief of staff

1925-08-08

Colin Male, The Kentucky Fried Movie

1926-07-26

James Best [Jewel Franklin Guy], Powderly, Kentucky, American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard, Sounder)

1926-9-14

Gracia Lee, The Kentucky Fried Movie

1928-05-23

Rosemary Clooney, Kentucky, singer/paper towels spokeswoman (Coronet)

1930-08-18

Igo Kantor, The Kentucky Fried Movie

1931-10-23

Jim Bunning, Southgate, Kentucky, American baseball player and politician (perfect Game vs Mets 1965)/(Rep. Senator-Ky)

1935-9-02

D. Wayne Lukas, The Kentucky Derby

1936-08-31

Larry Curran, The Kentucky Fried Movie

1940-08-07

Tom Barlow, (Rep-D-Kentucky)

1941-07-09

Scotty Baesler, (Rep-D-Kentucky)

1942-01-17

Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], Louisville Kentucky, heavyweight boxing champion (1964-7 74-8)

1942-11-01

Larry Flynt, Lakeville, Kentucky, magazine publisher (Hustler)

1944-08-21

Jackie DeShannon, Hazel Kentucky, singer (What the World Needs Now)

1944-09-21

Steve Beshear, Democratic Governor of Kentucky.

1945-05-22

Marilyn Joi, The Kentucky Fried Movie

1946-9-17

Kim Lee, The Kentucky Fried Movie

1947-01-23

Gatewood Galbraith, [Louis], Carlisle, Kentucky, Lawyer, American political activist, iconic Kentucky political figure, (d. 2012)

1947-02-20

Boni Enten, The Kentucky Fried Movie

1948-09-21

Artis Gilmore, ABA all star (Kentucky Colonels)

1948-10-25

Dave Cowens, Newport Kentucky, NBA forward (Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks)

1948-12-28

Jorge Velasquez, jockey (Kentucky Derby-1981, Preakness-1981)

1949-06-15

Jim Varney, Lexington Kentucky, American actor (Ernest Goes to Jail, Hey Vern)

1951-01-07

Mike Ward, Democratic Congressman for Kentucky & radio talk show host

1951-06-05

Milicia Kidd, Kentucky Straight Bourbon

1954-12-14

James Horan, Louisville, Kentucky, American actor (General Hospital, Transformers Prime)

1955-01-27

Richard Young, Glasgow Ky, singer (Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett)

1957-01-05

Vincent Calloway, Kentucky, trumpet player (Midnight Star-No Parking)

1958-07-08

Fred Young, Glasgow Ky, singer (Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett)

1961-05-01

Steven Cauthen, jockey (1978 Kentucky Derby-Affirmed)

1961-05-06

George Clooney, Lexington Kentucky, actor (Dr Douglas Ross-ER, Batman)

1965-08-09

Ezra Polley, Georgetown Kentucky, pitcher (NY Yankees)

1967-08-23

Nancy Jane Cox, Campbellsville Kentucky, Miss Kentucky-America-1991

1968-02-18

Don Rigsby, The Rhythm of My Soul: Kentucky Roots Music

1968-11-06

Kelly Rutherford, Elizabethtown Kentucky, actress (Generations)

1971-10-27

Alexander Dunlop, Haunted Highway/Kentucky UFO Chase

1972-01-09

Kristie Hicks, Bardstown Kentucky, Miss America-Kentucky (1996)

1972-12-14

Heather Hollin, Rosemary's Old Kentucky Home

1973-10-17

Lorie Bennett West, Miss Kentucky USA (1996)

1974-02-27

Colin Edwards, The Doctor, the Tornado and the Kentucky Kid

1974-10-01

James Howlett, Kentucky Straight Bourbon

1974-10-12

Rachyl Hoskins, Miss USA-Kentucky (1997)

1979-05-22

Bobby Trendy, Derby Daze/Kentucky Derby

1979-06-25

Kelli Jones, Miss Kentucky Teen USA (1997)

1980-02-04

Kelly Marie Sodan, Miss Kentucky Teen USA (1996)

1981-06-13

Blake Judd, The Battle on Broadway: The Transylvania vs. Kentucky Rivalry Game

1982-9-13

Justin Waters, Kentucky Straight Bourbon

1984-03-03

Robert Roberts, Kentucky Straight Bourbon

1984-10-07

Joshua Waters, Kentucky Straight Bourbon

1985-03-09

Matt Stephens, Kentucky Straight Bourbon

1985-03-11

Michael C. Sweet, Kentucky Straight Bourbon

1985-03-30

Russell King, Kentucky Straight Bourbon

1985-08-17

Beth Hendrickson, Kentucky Straight Bourbon

1985-9-29

Ashley Terry, Kentucky Straight Bourbon

1989-03-25

Chicken Kentucky, 1st partial birth in space (chicken)

1990-08-15

Jennifer Lawrence, Louisville, Kentucky, American actress (Winter's Bone, Silver Linings Playbook )

Kentucky - Notable Weddings

Henry ClayApr 11, 1799

Zachary TaylorJun 21, 1810

Jefferson DavisJun 17, 1835

Phyllis DillerNov 4, 1939

Johnny CashMar 1, 1968

Kentucky - Weddings
Date Event
1799-04-11

Politician Henry Clay (21) weds Lucretia Hart in Lexington, Kentucky

1810-06-21

US President Zachary Taylor (25) weds Margaret Smith near Louisville, Kentucky

1835-06-17

Soldier and politician Jefferson Davis (27) weds Sarah Knox Taylor (21) in Louisville, Kentucky

1939-11-04

Actress and comedian Phyllis Diller (22) weds inspector Sherwood Diller in Covington, Kentucky

1968-03-01

Singer-songwriter and actress June Carter (38) weds singer-songwriter Johnny Cash (36) at a church in Franklin, Kentucky

1968-03-01

Country singer June Carter Cash (38) weds music icon Johnny Cash (36) in Franklin, Kentucky

1996-06-16

Soap opera actress-singer Kassie Wesley (35) weds James De Paiva (39) in Morganfield, Kentucky

2000-06-17

Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson (28) weds Kristin Willits (29) at Lee County's Cathedral Domain in Kentucky

Kentucky - Notable Deaths

Stephen FosterJan 13, 1864

Harland SandersDec 16, 1980

Kentucky - Deaths
Date Event
1864-01-13

Stephen Foster, American composer (My Old Kentucky Home), dies at 37 in New York

1928-07-08

Joseph J. Dowling, The Kentucky Colonel

1931-11-29

A.P. Younger, In Old Kentucky

1942-02-11

Louis Weadock, Bred in Old Kentucky

1942-03-29

Charles Edler, A Kentucky Romance

1947-11-01

Man o' War, Glimpses of Kentucky

1954-03-21

J.F. Casey, Kentucky Moonshine

1957-02-14

Francis Chase Jr., Kentucky Rifle

1960-09-16

E. Goncz, Kentucky Moonshine

1968-08-20

Earl Sande, US jockey (Kentucky Derby), dies at 69

1979-06-11

Jerry Miley, Bred in Old Kentucky

1980-03-13

Jack Roberts, The Kentucky Fried Movie

1980-12-16

Harland Sanders, founder Kentucky Fried Chicken, dies at 90

1984-06-17

Swale, Kentucky Derby winner, collapses & dies

1984-12-07

Jeanne Cagney, actress (Quicksand, Kentucky Rifle), dies at 65

1994-05-26

Ross Durfee, The Kentucky Fried Movie

1995-06-06

Gracia Lee, The Kentucky Fried Movie

1996-10-23

Colin Male, The Kentucky Fried Movie

1999-09-22

Carl K. Hittleman, Kentucky Rifle

2000-07-18

Larry Curran, The Kentucky Fried Movie

2001-05-19

Joseph Wagstaff, A Song of Kentucky

2003-04-30

Mark Berger, University of Kentucky professor (b. 1955)

2003-06-07

Sheila Rogers, The Kentucky Fried Movie

2006-02-17

Bob Lewis, The Kentucky Derby

2008-03-31

Bill Keightley, "Mr. Wildcat." University of Kentucky basketball equipment manger 1962-2008 (b .1926)

2010-03-05

Kim Lee, The Kentucky Fried Movie

2012-01-04

Gatewood Galbraith, [Louis], lawyer, American political activist, iconic Kentucky political figure, dies from pneumonia at 64


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