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Memphis - Notable Historical Events

Elvis PresleyJun 14, 1953

Mickey WrightSep 18, 1960

Martin Luther KingApr 4, 1968

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Memphis - Historical Events
Date Event
1862-06-06

Battle of Memphis-city is surrendered

1864-08-21

Major Gen Nathan B Forrests assault on Memphis, Tennessee

1880-01-21

1st US sewage disposal system separate from storm drains, Memphis, Tennessee

1886-09-14

George K Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee patents typewriter ribbon

1905-09-27

1st published blues composition forms sale, WC Handy Memphis Blues

1912-09-27

W C Handy publishes "Memphis Blues" 1st Blues Song, 1912

1923-01-19

WMC-AM in Memphis TN begins radio transmissions

1948-12-11

WMC TV channel 5 in Memphis, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting

1952-03-27

Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records

1952-05-28

Memphis Kiddie Park opens in Brooklyn, Ohio. The park's Little Dipper roller coaster would become the oldest operating steel roller coaster in North America.

1953-06-14

Elvis Presley graduates from LC Humes High School in Memphis Tenn

1953-09-27

WHBQ TV channel 13 in Memphis, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954-01-08

Elvis Presley pays $4 to a Memphis studio & records his 1st two songs, "Casual Love" & "I'll Never Stand in Your Way"

1954-07-30

Elvis Presley joins Memphis Federation of Musicians, Local 71

1956-01-01

WREC (now WREG) TV channel 3 in Memphis, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting

1956-06-25

WKNO TV channel 10 in Memphis, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting

1959-09-13

Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open

1960-09-18

Mickey Wright wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open

1966-08-20

Beatles pelted with rotten fruit during Memphis concert

1967-07-20

Race riots in Memphis Tenn

1968-04-04

US civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee

1971-10-14

2 killed in Memphis racial disturbances

1972-01-17

Section of Memphis' Highway 51 South renamed Elvis Presley Blvd

1972-03-18

Memphis' Larry Miller sets ABA record of 67 pts in a game

1973-03-26

35th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Memphis 81-76

1978-07-04

Memphis fire fighters halt 3-day strike under a court order

1978-08-18

Memphis Tenn settles with striking police officers & firefighters

1987-04-16

Peter Taylor's "Summons to Memphis" wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction

1995-01-28

Memphis Mad Dogs granted CFL's 13th franchise

1995-06-29

Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL game (vs Calgary Stampeders)

1995-07-07

Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL home game (vs BC Lions)

1996-06-05

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Memphis, TN, on WMFS 92.9 FM

2010-06-13

64th Tony Awards: Memphis & Red win

2011-08-18

The West Memphis Three are released from prison after 18 years in imprisonment

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Memphis - Notable Birthdays

George Machine Gun KellyJul 18, 1895

Morgan FreemanJun 1, 1937

Kathy BatesJun 28, 1948

Rosanne CashMay 24, 1955

Lisa Marie PresleyFeb 1, 1968

Shannen DohertyApr 12, 1971

Justin TimberlakeJan 31, 1981

Memphis - Birthdays
Date Event
1887-9-08

Jacob L. Devers, The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress

1895-07-18

George Machine Gun Kelly [Georgio Barnes], Memphis Tennessee, American gangster, (d. 1954)

1897-06-03

Memphis Minnie, rocker

1902-03-03

Ruby Dandridge, Memphis Tenn, actress (Father of the Bride)

1907-9-15

Stanley Wray, The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress

1914-03-27

Snooky Lanson, Memphis Tn, singer (Your Hit Parade, 5 Star Jubilee)

1915-9-03

Memphis Slim, Ray

1916-09-03

Memphis Slim, [Peter Chatman], rocker

1916-10-23

James A. Verinis, The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress

1918-07-31

Robert Morgan, The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress

1922-12-20

David Tallichet, Memphis Belle

1924-04-30

Sonny Day, Night Train to Memphis

1927-03-10

Bernard Lansky, The Definitive Elvis: The Memphis Years

1927-10-31

Anita Kerr, Memphis TN, singer composer and producer (The Anita Kerr Singers)

1929-06-09

Johnny Ace [John Marshall Alexander, Jr.], Memphis, Tennessee, rhythm and blues singer (My Song)

1930-06-26

Jackie Fargo, Memphis Heat: The True Story of Memphis Wrasslin'

1931-10-18

Ron Dick, Memphis Belle

1932-12-28

Dorsey Burnette, Memphis, rocker (Tall Oak Tree, Hey Little One)

1933-11-15

Barbara Carson, Memphis Tn, actress (Comedy Tonight, Carter Country)

1934-02-07

King Curtis, [Curtis Ousley], US vocalist (Memphis Soul Stew)

1934-03-25

Johnny Burnette, Memphis, guitarist (Trains Kept A-Rollin, You're 16)

1934-09-25

John S Bull, Memphis Tennessee, astronaut

1934-12-09

[Amos] Junior Wells, Memphis Tn, blues singer (In My Younger Days)

1935-11-27

Al Jackson Jr, Memphis Tn, drummer (Booker T & MGs-Chinese Checkers)

1936-04-29

Lane Smith, Memphis TN, actor (Perry White-Lois & Clark)

1937-05-20

Dave Hill, Jackson MI, PGA golfer (1967 Memphis)

1937-06-01

Morgan Freeman, Memphis Tennessee, Academy award winning actor (Driving Mrs Daisy, Glory)

1939-07-25

Catherine Wyler, Memphis Belle

1939-08-12

George Hamilton, Memphis Tn, (Love at 1st Bite, Where the Boys Are)

1941-09-26

Joe Bauer, Memphis Tn, rock drummer (Youngbloods)

1941-12-19

Maurice White, Memphis TN, rock vocalist (Earth, Wind & Fire-Spirit)

1942-03-25

Aretha Franklin, Memphis Tenn, Soul Sister #1/singer (Respect)

1942-11-26

Olivia Cole, Memphis Tenn, actress (Roots, Szysznyk)

1942-11-28

Paul Warfield, NFL/WFL wide receiver (Cleveland, Miami, Memphis)

1947-02-04

Jeannie Wilson, Memphis Tenn, actress (Simon & Simon, Stir Crazy)

1947-08-17

Gary Talley, Memphis Tn, rock guitarist (Box Tops)

1948-01-10

William Sanderson, Memphis Tenn, actor (Larry-Newhart, Blade Runner)

1948-06-28

Kathy Bates, Memphis TN, academy award winning actress (Misery)

1949-02-04

Michael Beck, Memphis Tn, actor (Hans Helms-Holocaust)

1949-02-25

Ric Flair, Memphis, Tennessee, American professional wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA)

1949-10-06

Monte Merrick, Memphis Belle

1950-01-23

Bill Cunningham, Memphis, Tennessee, American original bass guitarist/keyboardist (Box Tops)

1950-02-18

Cybill Shepherd, Memphis Tn, actress (Moonlighting, Last Picture Show)

1950-05-23

Linda Thompson, Memphis Tn, actress (Hee Haw)

1950-12-28

Alex Chilton, Memphis Tenn, rock guitarist/vocalist (Box Tops)

1951-01-12

Chris Bell, Memphis Tn, rock guitarist (Big Star)

1951-01-26

Andy Hummell, Memphis Tn, rock bassist (Big Star)

1952-06-20

Larry Riley, Memphis Tn, actor (Harry-Stir Crazy, Knots Landing)

1952-08-23

Mac Cone, Memphis Tenn, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics-96)

1953-05-08

Billy Burnette, Memphis Tn, rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac)

1953-06-12

Rocky Burnette, Memphis, rock vocalist (Towing the Line)

1953-09-30

Deborah Allen, Memphis Tn, country singer (Jim Stafford Show)

1953-10-27

Michael Baker, Memphis Tn, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 43, 52, 68, 81)

1954-11-19

Gail Stanton Memphis TN, playmate (Jun, 1978)

1955-05-24

Rosanne Cash, Memphis Tn, country singer (Seven Year Ache, I Wonder)

1955-06-10

Andrew Stevens, Memphis Tn, actor (Seduction, Boys in Company C, Fury)

1957-10-11

Blair Cunningham, Memphis Tn, rock drummer (Haircut 100)

1958-11-27

Aphrodite Jones, West Memphis Three

1959-07-05

Marc Cohn, singer (Walking in Memphis)

1959-07-15

Susan Kennington, Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns

1961-01-20

Lynn Harless, Justin Timberlake: Down Home in Memphis - One Night Only

1962-12-28

Keith Lee, basketball player (Memphis State)

1964-08-31

Jodie Brooke Wilson, Memphis Belle

1964-10-02

Sheila Echols, Memphis Tn, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1988)

1964-10-24

Ray Benzino, Memphis Bleek, Benzino

1965-03-04

Dana Brown, Memphis Tenn, Miss Tenn-America (1991-3rd)

1965-07-24

Joe Oliver, Memphis TN, catcher (Cin Reds)

1966-01-14

Daniel J Schneider, Memphis Tn, actor (Dennis-Head of the Class)

1966-02-24

Billy Zane, actor (Orlando, Memphis Belle, Millions, Titanic)

1966-03-08

Sherman Willmott, Memphis Heat: The True Story of Memphis Wrasslin'

1968-02-01

Lisa Marie Presley Keough Jackson, Memphis Tenn, daughter of Elvis

1968-08-29

Ricky Memphis, Ultrà

1969-03-07

Ken Axmaker Jr., The Memphis Belle: The Final Chapter in Memphis

1969-11-01

Morag Siller, Memphis Belle

1971-04-12

Shannen Doherty, Memphis Tn, actress (Little House, Bev Hills 90210)

1971-04-27

Jon Chinn, Memphis the Musical

1972-05-05

Wendy Kaye, Memphis Tenn, playmate (Jul, 1991)

1972-07-18

Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, Memphis, NBA guard (Orlando, Oly-gold-96)

1972-11-02

Jeni Stephens, Memphis Tennessee, Miss America-Tennessee (1997)

1974-07-26

Genevieve Gorder, Memphis: McLean Boulevard

1976-08-26

Carey Tally, Memphis Tenn, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96)

1977-9-25

Daniel Lee Perea, Memphis Zombie Attack: The Documentary

1978-05-08

Cindy Parlow, Memphis Tenn, soccer forward (Olympics-96)

1978-06-23

Memphis Bleek, American rapper

1978-06-23

Memphis Bleek, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

1981-01-31

Justin Timberlake, Memphis, Tennessee, singer-songwriter (Sexyback, My Love)

1985-03-23

Memphis Monroe, Lethal Obsession

1985-08-07

Mike Ledford, West of Memphis

1985-11-10

Martin C. Gardner, Memphis

Memphis - Notable Weddings

Peyton ManningMar 17, 2001

Memphis - Weddings
Date Event
2001-03-17

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning (24) weds Ashley Thompson in Memphis, Tennessee

2004-01-01

Singer Lou Rawls (71) weds Nina Malek Inman at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis - Notable Deaths

Martin Luther KingApr 4, 1968

Memphis - Deaths
Date Event
1943-04-16

Harold J. Tannenbaum, The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress

1947-06-16

Jean-Francois Capart, Belgian egyptologist (Memphis), dies at 86

1954-12-25

Johnny Ace, Memphis rhythm and blues singer, accidentally shoots himself in the head at 25

1968-04-04

Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis Tennessee at 39

1986-09-13

Stanley Wray, The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress

1987-08-06

Ira C. Eaker, The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress

1988-02-24

Memphis Slim, Ray

1988-11-14

Haywood Hansell, The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress

2003-03-03

James A. Verinis, The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress

2004-05-15

Robert Morgan, The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress

2005-02-06

Sonny Day, Night Train to Memphis

2007-10-31

David Tallichet, Memphis Belle

2008-03-25

Ron Dick, Memphis Belle

2012-11-15

Bernard Lansky, The Definitive Elvis: The Memphis Years

2013-06-24

Jackie Fargo, Memphis Heat: The True Story of Memphis Wrasslin'

2015-03-24

Monte Merrick, Memphis Belle

2016-06-22

Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns dies aged 74


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