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Nashville - Notable Historical Events

Elvis PresleyJan 4, 1954

Buddy HollyJan 20, 1956

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Nashville - Historical Events
Date Event
1817-10-20

1st Mississippi "Showboat," leaves Nashville on maiden voyage

1863-02-28

Confederate raider "Nashville" sinks near Fort McAllister Georgia

1864-09-18

Hood's Tennessee campaign begins (also called The Franklin—Nashville Campaign), American Civil War

1864-12-15

Battle of Nashville, TN

1864-12-16

Battle of Nashville ends after 4400 casualities

1898-04-22

1st Spanish-American War action: USS Nashville, takes enemy ship

1918-07-09

101 killed & 171 injured in worst US train wreck, Nashville, Tenn

1925-10-05

WSM-AM in Nashville Tenn begins radio transmissions

1925-11-28

Grand Ole Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio Nashville Tn

1926-06-19

DeFord Bailey is 1st black to perform on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry

1927-12-10

Grand Ole Opry makes its 1st radio broadcast, in Nashville, TN

1928-09-28

1st recording session in Nashville (Warmack's Gully Jumpers)

1941-03-01

1st US commercial FM radio station goes on the air, Nashville, Tenn

1944-12-13

Japanese kamikaze crashes into US cruiser Nashville, kills 138

1950-09-30

WSM TV channel 4 in Nashville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting

1951-05-10

Z Alexander Looby elected to Nashville City Council

1953-11-29

WSIX TV channel 8 in Nashville, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954-01-04

Elvis Presley records a 10 minute demo in Nashville

1954-08-06

WLAC (now WTVF) TV channel 5 in Nashville (CBS) begins broadcasting

1956-01-20

Buddy Holly records "Blue Days Black Night" in Nashville

1957-09-09

Nashville's new Hattie Cotton Elementary School dynamited

1962-09-10

WDCN TV channel 8 in Nashville, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968-08-05

WMCV (now WZTV) TV channel 17 in Nashville, TN (IND) 1st broadcast

1974-03-16

1st performance at new Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland in Nashville

1983-03-07

TNN (The Nashville Network) begins on Cable TV

1983-11-03

Nashville Network begins on cable TV

1991-12-04

Judds final concert (Nashville)

1995-06-28

NJ Devils Stanley Cup Victory Party, admidst rumours they were moving to Nashville, goalie Chris Terreri holds up "Nashville? NO WAY!" sign

1997-06-17

NHL announces it will add Nashville in 1998, Atlanta in 1999 & Minneapolis-St Paul & Columbus, Ohio in 2000

1997-08-06

NHL Nashville Tenn names Barry Trotz as its 1st coach

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Nashville - Notable Birthdays

Bettie PageApr 22, 1923

Bill BelichickApr 16, 1952

Miley CyrusNov 23, 1992

Nashville - Birthdays
Date Event
1895-07-09

Cullen Landis, Nashville TN, actor (Soul of the Beast)

1902-11-19

Trevor Bardette, Nashville AR, actor (Refugee, None Shall Escape)

1910-05-01

Ott Devine, Nashville Rebel

1912-02-04

James Craig, Nashville TN, actor (Devil & Daniel Webster, Cyclops)

1913-03-22

James Westerfield, Nashville TN, actor (Jungle Heat, Lucky Johnny)

1914-12-11

Cousin Jody, From Nashville with Music

1919-08-30

Kitty Wells, Nashville Tn, country singer (Grand Ole Opry), (d. 2012)

1920-03-21

Marvin C. Thompson, Nashville

1920-07-23

Robert Patrick, From Nashville with Music

1923-01-01

Barbara Baxley, Nashville

1923-04-22

Bettie Page, Nashville Tennessee, American Playboy pin-up model

1925-02-20

Robert Altman, Kansas City MO, director (Nashville, M*A*S*H)

1925-04-29

Danny Davis, rocker (Nashville Brass

1925-05-29

Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass, Episode #6.4

1926-09-28

Jerry Clower, Amite County Miss, country comedian (Nashville on Road)

1926-11-01

Robert M. Anderson, Nashville

1928-01-02

Howard Caine, Nashville TN, actor (Brushfire)

1928-02-02

Howard Caine, Nashville Tn, actor (Californians)

1928-04-25

Vassar Clements, Nashville

1932-10-11

Dottie West, Nashville Tenn, country singer (Here Comes My Baby)

1934-01-30

Melvin Endsley, From Nashville with Music

1934-03-01

Jim "Ed" Brown, Sparkman Ark, country singer (Nashville on the Road)

1934-03-19

Gene Dobbins, Nashville Girl

1934-06-07

Wynn Stewart, From Nashville with Music

1934-09-27

Barbara Howar, Nashville, reporter (Wash Post, Entertainment Tonight)

1934-09-27

Claude Jarman Jr, Nashville Tn, actor (Rio Grande, Inside Straight)

1935-09-21

Henry Gibson, Germantown Pa, comedian (Nashville, Laugh-In's poet)

1936-04-08

Joan Tewkesbury, Nashville

1937-05-24

Timothy Brown, Nashville

1938-01-04

Louis Krebs Graham, Nashville TN, PGA golfer (1975 US Open)

1938-07-26

Bobby Hebb, Nashville Tn, country singer/songwriter (Sunny)

1940-01-14

Julian Bond, Nashville Tenn, (D-Ga) civil rights leader

1941-08-14

Connie Smith, The Road to Nashville

1941-12-06

Helen Cornelius, Hannibal Mo, country singer (Nashville on the Road)

1941-12-24

David Arkin, Nashville

1944-04-16

Bob Montgomery, Nashville, Tennessee, last Major League Baseball player to bat without a helmet (1979)

1944-05-01

Rita Coolidge, Nashville Tn, singer (Higher & Higher, We're All Alone)

1945-08-25

Hannah Louise Shearer, Nashville Beat

1946-11-20

Duane Allman, Nashville Tn, rock guitarist (Allman Brothers)

1947-08-23

Rex Allen Jr, Chicago, country singer (Nashville on the Road)

1947-12-08

Gregg Allman, Nashville, guitarist/vocalist (Allman Brothers Band)

1948-10-01

Ellen McIlwaine, Nashville, blues singer (Honky Tonky Angel)

1949-08-23

Woody Paul, [Paul Chrisman], Nashville, singer (Riders in the Sky)

1951-03-04

Gwen Welles, Nashville

1951-04-03

Gwen Welles, US actress (Desert Hearts, Nashville)

1951-12-10

Johnny Rodriquez, US, actor (Nashville Girl, La Bamba Party)

1952-04-16

Bill Belichick, Nashville Tennessee, American football coach (New England Patriots, 3 Super Bowls)

1952-04-18

Jim Scholten, The Beach Boys: Nashville Sounds

1952-10-28

Annie Potts, Nashville TN, actress (Mary Jo-Designing Women)

1955-05-05

Robert Feld, Nashville Tn, National Scrabble Champion (1990)

1955-08-02

Jimmy Lowe, Nashville Tenn, country singer (Pirates of Ms-Fred Jake)

1955-09-26

Carlene Carter, Nashville Tn, country singer (I Fell in Love)

1956-08-29

Dan Truman, Nashville Beat

1957-02-13

Doris King, Nashville Tenn, vocalist (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel)

1957-03-15

Park Overall, Nashville, Tennessee, American actress (Empty Nest, Mississippi Burning)

1958-06-20

Chuck Wagner, Nashville Tn, actor (Automan)

1958-08-03

Cindy Nixon, Nashville Tenn, singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel)

1959-06-27

Lorrie Morgan, Nashville Tn, country singer (Out of Your Shoes)

1961-09-23

Phyllis Hines, Nashville TN, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1966-03-06

Will Owsley, An Evening with Amy Grant, Featuring the Nashville Symphony

1967-06-24

Jeff Cease, Nashville, guitarist (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker)

1969-9-28

Karen Fairchild, All Access Nashville with Katie Couric

1972-08-05

Arthur Reid, Nashville Tenn, pairs skater (& Jennifer Darst)

1974-10-29

R A Dickey, Nashville Tenn, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)

1975-10-14

Amy Chappell, Nashville Star

1979-08-21

Ashley Whitney, Nashville TN, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics-96)

1981-06-20

Chris Dortch II, Werewolf of Nashville

1988-03-30

Marisio Luis Salinas, Route 65 Nashville

1992-11-23

Miley Cyrus, Nashville, Tennessee, actress and singer (Hannah Montana, The Climb)

Nashville - Notable Weddings

John Singleton MosbyDec 30, 1857

Willie NelsonSep 16, 1991

Carrie UnderwoodJul 10, 2010

Nashville - Weddings
Date Event
1857-12-30

Confederate Army John Singleton Mosby (24) weds Pauline Clarke in Nashville

1991-09-16

Country singer Willie Nelson (58) weds Annie D'Angelo in Nashville, Tennessee

1996-11-16

"What Part of No" country singer Lorrie Morgan (37) weds singer Jon Randall (29) in Nashville

2000-03-10

Country singer Vince Gill (42) weds christian/pop singer Amy Grant (39) in Nashville, Tennessee

2005-05-07

Country music singer Billy Dean (43) weds Stephanie Paisley at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee

2008-12-06

"Lonestar" bass guitarist John Rich (34) weds former model Joan Bush in Nashville

2010-07-10

Actress and fourth season American Idol winner Carrie Underwood (29) weds Nashville Predators ice hockey player Mike Fisher (32) at Ritz Carlton Lodge in Greensboro, Georgia

2012-04-14

"Lady Antebellum" singer Dave Haywood (29) weds executive with Warner Bros. Records Kelli Cashiola (30) in Nashville, Tennessee

2012-09-15

"The Black Keys" drummer Patrick Carney (32) weds Emily Ward in Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville - Notable Deaths

James Knox PolkJun 15, 1849

Arna BontempsJun 4, 1973

Nashville - Deaths
Date Event
1849-06-15

James Knox Polk, 11th US President (1845-1849), dies in Nashville Tenn at 53

1973-06-04

Arna Bontemps, American poet (Harlem Renaissance), dies of heart attack at 72 in Nashville

1989-06-23

Robert Patrick, From Nashville with Music

1990-06-07

Barbara Baxley, Nashville

1991-01-14

David Arkin, Nashville

1993-10-13

Gwen Wells, actress (Nashville), dies of cancer at 42

1993-10-13

Gwen Welles, Nashville

1994-01-30

Ott Devine, Nashville Rebel

1997-12-31

Floyd Cramer, pianist (Nashville Sound), dies of cancer at 64

2002-02-08

Marvin C. Thompson, Nashville

2004-08-16

Melvin Endsley, From Nashville with Music

2004-11-22

Robert M. Anderson, Nashville

2005-08-16

Vassar Clements, Nashville

2008-06-12

Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass, Episode #6.4

2008-11-23

Gene Dobbins, Nashville Girl

2010-04-30

Will Owsley, An Evening with Amy Grant, Featuring the Nashville Symphony


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