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Atlanta, GA

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.atlanta.ga.us/

Chamber of Commerce:
Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.atlanta.net/

Population:
416474 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1837

County:
DeKalb County, Fulton County

Mayor of Atlanta

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Atlanta Constitution
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Atlanta Journal

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Clark Atlanta University
1988
American InterContinental University
1977
Morehouse School of Medicine
1975
Atlanta Metropolitan College
1974
Art Institute of Atlanta
1949
Carver Bible College
1943
John Marshall Law School Atlanta
1933
Beulah Heights University
1918
Georgia State University
1913
Atlanta College of Art
1905
Georgia Institute of Technology
1885
Morris Brown College
1881
Spelman College
1881
Georgia Military College
1879
Morehouse College
1867
Emory University
1836
Oglethorpe University
1835

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Jimmy Carter Library and Museum
1986
High Museum of Art
1905

AQUARIUM

AquariumFounded
Georgia Aquarium
2005

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
1945

VENUE

VenueFounded
Woodruff Arts Center
 

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Mueller Water Products
2006
Novelis
2004
FOCUS Brands
2004
Cingular
2001
Acuity Brands
2001
Marine Products Corporation
2001
Mirant
2001
Moe's Southwest Grill
2001
IntercontinentalExchange
2000
Newell Rubbermaid
1999
Kilpatrick Stockton
1997
Century Strategies
1997
Logility
1996
BlueLinx Holdings
1996
Superior Essex
1996
Internap
1996
Cypress Communications
1995
Beazer Homes
1993
AFC Enterprises
1992
TurboChef Technologies
1991
Worldspan
1990
Coca Cola Enterprises
1986
Georgia Gulf
1985
SunTrust Banks
1985
Def Jam Recordings
1984
RPC, Inc.
1984
Bellsouth
1983
Hooters
1983
Atlantic Southeast Airlines
1979
Long Aldridge & Norman
1974
Cumulus Media
1974
Computer Generation
1968
Chick-fil-A
1967
NDCHealth
1967
Arby's
1964
Cox Communications
1962
Norrell
1961
Cousins Properties
1958
Aaron Rents
1955
Rollins
1948
Oxford Industries
1942
Gold Kist
1933
Delta Airlines
1928
Genuine Parts
1928
Georgia Pacific
1927
Georgia Power Company
1926
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1913
Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy
1909
United Parcel Service
1907
Russell Corporation
1902
Cox Enterprises
1898
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
1897
Troutman Sanders
1897
Alston & Bird
1893
Coca Cola
1892
Equifax
1889
King & Spalding
1885
Southern Bell
1879
Carter's
1865
AGL Resources
1856
Church's Chicken
 
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
 
Riverwood International
 
Southern Co.
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Brock Adams
Politician
13-Jan-1927 10-Sep-2004 US Senator from Washington, 1987-93
André 3000
Musician
27-May-1975   The skinny half of OutKast
Lee Atwater
Politician
27-Feb-1951 29-Mar-1991 RNC Chairman, 1988-90
Alan Ball
Screenwriter
13-May-1957   American Beauty
Marcus C. Bennett
Business
c. 1937   CFO of Lockheed Martin, 1988-99
Earl Blackwell
Business
3-May-1913 1-Mar-1995 Celebrity publicist
Daniel Boorstin
Historian
1-Oct-1914 28-Feb-2004 The Creators
Phil Bronstein
Editor
c. 1951   San Francisco Chronicle Editor, 2003-08
Paul Broun
Politician
14-May-1946   Congressman, Georgia 10th District
Tyler Burge
Philosopher
1946   Foundations of Mind
Caroline Bynum
Historian
1941   Medieval historian
Monica Calhoun
Actor
29-Jul-1971   Bagdad Café
Stanley Cavell
Philosopher
1-Sep-1926   Professor of Aesthetics, Harvard
Cee-Lo
Singer
30-May-1974   Goodie Mob, Gnarls Barkley
Thomas F. Chapman
Business
1943   CEO of Equifax, 1998-2005
Max Cleland
Politician
24-Aug-1942   US Senator from Georgia, 1997-2003
Kenneth L. Connor
Activist
24-Apr-1947   President of the Family Research Council, 2000-03
Pat Conroy
Novelist
26-Oct-1945   The Prince of Tides
Barbara Cook
Singer
25-Oct-1927   Broadway, TV and cabaret singer and actress
Fielder Cook
Film Director
9-Mar-1923 20-Jun-2003 A Big Hand for the Little Lady
C. Martin Croker
Actor
1962   Zorak & Moltar on Space Ghost
David Cross
Actor
4-Apr-1964   Mr. Show with Bob and David
H. James Dallas
Business
c. 1958   CIO of Medtronic
LaVan Davis
Actor
21-Sep-1966   Curtis Payne on House of Payne
James Dickey
Poet
2-Feb-1923 19-Jan-1997 Deliverance
Stephen Dorff
Actor
29-Jul-1973   Blade
K. Terry Dornbush
Business
1933   US Ambassador to the Netherlands, 1994-98
Young Dro
Rapper
15-Jan-1979   Best Thang Smokin'
Ervin S. Duggan
Government
30-Jun-1939   CEO of PBS, 1994-99
Jeff Foxworthy
Comic
6-Sep-1958   Just might be a redneck
Walt Frazier
Basketball
29-Mar-1945   New York Knicks hall of famer
Gorilla Zoe
Rapper
28-Nov-1980   Hood Nigga
Todd Haley
Football
28-Feb-1967   Head Coach, Kansas City Chiefs, 2009-11
Glenda Hatchett
TV Personality
14-Dec-1951   Judge Hatchett
Ed Helms
Comic
24-Jan-1974   The Daily Show
Scott Herren
Electronic Musician
1976   Prefuse 73
Kristin Hersh
Musician
7-Aug-1966   Frontwoman for Throwing Muses
Laurie Hickson-Smith
TV Personality
23-May-1971   Interior decorator on Trading Spaces
Heather R. Higgins
Activist
1959   Chairman, Independent Women's Forum
Keri Hilson
Singer/Songwriter
27-Oct-1982   The Way I Are
P. Harris Hines
Judge
c. 1943   Justice, Georgia Supreme Court
Clark Howard
Radio Personality
20-Jun-1955   The Clark Howard Show
Dwight Howard
Basketball
8-Dec-1985   Los Angeles Lakers center
Robin E. Hudson
Judge
20-Feb-1952   Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court
T. I.
Rapper
25-Sep-1980   Dirty south rapper, Trap Muzik
Johnny Isakson
Politician
24-Dec-1944   US Senator from Georgia
Dana Ivey
Actor
12-Aug-1942   Eleanor Standard on Easy Street
Yung Joc
Rapper
2-Apr-1983   New Joc City
Lil' Jon
Rapper
27-Jan-1971   The King of Crunk
Boisfeuillet Jones, Jr.
Publisher
1946   Washington Post publisher, 2000-08
Bobby Jones
Golf
17-Mar-1902 18-Dec-1971 Winner of 13 major championships
Vernon Jordan
Business
15-Aug-1935   Advisor to Bill Clinton
Chip Kell
Football
10-Mar-1949   Tennessee Offensive Lineman
DeForest Kelley
Actor
20-Jan-1920 11-Jun-1999 Dr. McCoy on Star Trek
William N. Kelley
Doctor
23-Jun-1939   Kelley-Seegmiller Syndrome
Chris Kelly
Rapper
11-Aug-1978 1-May-2013 The "Mac Daddy" half of Kris Kross
Richard Kelly
Politician
31-Jul-1924 22-Aug-2005 Congressman snagged in ABSCAM sting
Killer Mike
Rapper
20-Apr-1975   Monster
Martin Luther King
Activist
15-Jan-1929 4-Apr-1968 Pacifist civil rights activist
Gladys Knight
Singer
28-May-1944   Lords dominion over The Pips
Spike Lee
Film Director
20-Mar-1957   Do The Right Thing
Elliott H. Levitas
Politician
26-Dec-1930   Congressman from Georgia, 1975-85
Jamal Lewis
Football
29-Aug-1979   Cleveland Browns RB
Robert Lipshutz
Government
27-Dec-1921 6-Nov-2010 White House Counsel, 1977-79
Eric Lively
Actor
31-Jul-1981   So Weird
Chris Lowell
Actor
17-Oct-1984   Piz on Veronica Mars
Lester Maddox
Politician
30-Sep-1915 25-Jun-2003 Governor of Georgia, 1967-71
Chan Marshall
Singer/Songwriter
21-Jan-1972   Cat Power
Christopher Massey
Actor
26-Jan-1990   Michael Barret on Zoey 101
Kyle Massey
Actor
28-Aug-1991   Cory on That's So Raven
Robert Stacy McCain
Blogger
1959   Conservative pundit
AnnaLynne McCord
Actor
16-Jul-1987   Naomi Clark on 90210
Larry McDonald
Politician
1-Apr-1935 1-Sep-1983 Congressman from Georgia, 1975-83
Cynthia McKinney
Politician
17-Mar-1955   Congresswoman from Georgia, 1993-2003 and 2005-07
James C. Miller III
Economist
25-Jun-1942   Conservative economist
Derek Mitchell
Diplomat
16-Sep-1964   US Policy Coordinator for Burma
Margaret Mitchell
Novelist
8-Nov-1900 16-Aug-1949 Gone With the Wind
Chris Moneymaker
 
21-Nov-1975   Professional poker player
Chloe Moretz
Actor
10-Feb-1997   Diary of a Wimpy Kid
John H. Mullin III
Business
1941   Former Partner, Dillon Read & Co.
Carl E. Mundy, Jr.
Military
16-Jul-1935   USMC Commandant, 1991-95
Brittany Murphy
Actor
10-Nov-1977 20-Dec-2009 Clueless
Frances Newman
Novelist
13-Sep-1888 22-Oct-1928 The Hard-Boiled Virgin
Don Oberdorfer
Journalist
28-May-1931   The Washington Post
Harrison Page
Actor
27-Aug-1941   Capt. Trunk on Sledge Hammer
Kip Pardue
Actor
23-Sep-1976   The Rules of Attraction
Bert Parks
TV Personality
30-Dec-1914 2-Feb-1992 Host of the Miss America Pageant
Ty Pennington
TV Personality
19-Oct-1965   Carpenter on Trading Spaces
Jo Ann Pflug
Actor
2-May-1940   Lt. O'Hara on Operation Petticoat
William Pierce
Author
11-Sep-1933 23-Jul-2002 The Turner Diaries
JonBenét Ramsey
Victim
6-Aug-1990 26-Dec-1996 6-year-old murdered pageant winner
Raven-Symoné
Actor
10-Dec-1985   That's So Raven
Jerry Reed
Country Musician
20-Mar-1937 1-Sep-2008 When You're Hot, You're Hot
LaTanya Richardson
Actor
21-Oct-1949   Actress/wife of Samuel L. Jackson
Chris Robinson
Musician
20-Dec-1966   Lead singer, The Black Crowes
James D. Robinson III
Business
19-Nov-1935   CEO of American Express, 1977-93
Rich Robinson
Guitarist
24-May-1969   Guitarist, The Black Crowes
Kelly Rowland
Singer
11-Feb-1981   One-third of Destiny's Child
Nipsey Russell
Comic
13-Oct-1924 2-Oct-2005 Tinman in The Wiz
Joe Scarborough
Pundit
9-Apr-1963   Co-Host, Morning Joe
Lil' Scrappy
Rapper
20-Jan-1984   Head Bussa
Ryan Seacrest
Game Show Host
24-Dec-1974   Host of American Idol
Charles S. Shapiro
Diplomat
c. 1957   US Ambassador to Venezuela, 2002-04
Steven Soderbergh
Film Director
14-Jan-1963   Traffic
Joe South
Musician
28-Feb-1940 5-Sep-2012 Southern singer/songwriter and session guitarist
Louis Wade Sullivan
Government
3-Nov-1933   US Secretary of HHS, 1989-93
Thomas C. Sutton
Business
1942   CEO of Pacific Life, 1990-2007
Kerwin Swint
Author
21-Mar-1962   Mudslingers
Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas
Musician
27-Feb-1971   One third of TLC
Hugh Thompson
Military
15-Apr-1943 6-Jan-2006 Stopped the My Lai massacre
Kenan Thompson
Comic
10-May-1978   Kenan & Kel
Lee Tracy
Actor
14-Apr-1898 18-Oct-1968 Crashing Hollywood
Lamar Trotti
Screenwriter
18-Oct-1900 28-Aug-1952 Young Mr. Lincoln
Chris Tucker
Comic
31-Aug-1972   Rush Hour
Barry Van Dyke
Actor
31-Jul-1951   Diagnosis Murder
George Wallace
Comic
21-Jul-1952   Vegas standup comic
Susan Walters
Actor
28-Sep-1963   The Young and the Restless
Devon Werkheiser
Actor
8-Mar-1991   Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide
Allen West
Politician
7-Feb-1961   Congressman, Florida 22nd
Kanye West
Music Producer
8-Jun-1977   The College Dropout
Lynn Westmoreland
Politician
2-Apr-1950   Congressman, Georgia 3rd
Walter White
Activist
1-Jul-1893 21-Mar-1955 Worked against lynchings
Wayne Williams
Criminal
27-May-1958   Atlanta child murders
Garry Wills
Historian
22-May-1934   Lincoln at Gettysburg
Scott Wilson
Actor
29-Mar-1942   The Ninth Configuration
Jane Withers
Actor
12-Apr-1926   Once-superstar child actor
George W. Woodruff
Business
27-Aug-1895 4-Feb-1987 Continental Gin Company
Will Wright
Computer Programmer
20-Jan-1960   Created SimCity, The Sims

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ralph Abernathy
Activist
21-Mar-1926 17-Apr-1990 Prominent civil rights activist
Ellis Arnall
Politician
20-Mar-1907 13-Dec-1992 Governor of Georgia, 1943-47
Griffin Bell
Government
31-Oct-1918 5-Jan-2009 US Attorney General, 1977-79
James Brown
Singer
3-May-1933 25-Dec-2006 Godfather of Soul
Joseph E. Brown
Politician
15-Apr-1821 30-Nov-1894 Governor of Georgia, 1857-65
Ty Cobb
Baseball
18-Dec-1886 17-Jul-1961 Legendary Detroit Tigers hitter
Paul Coverdell
Politician
29-Jan-1939 18-Jul-2000 US Senator from Georgia, 1993-2000
Bobby Dodd
Football
11-Nov-1908 21-Jun-1988 Georgia Tech Head Coach, 1945-67
Hugh M. Dorsey
Politician
10-Jul-1871 11-Jun-1948 Governor of Georgia, 1917-21
John Ehrlichman
Government
20-Mar-1925 14-Feb-1999 Watergate criminal, served time
William A. Emerson, Jr.
Journalist
28-Feb-1923 25-Aug-2009 Editor, Saturday Evening Post, 1965-69
Hiram Wesley Evans
Activist
26-Sep-1881 Sep-1966 KKK Imperial Wizard, 1922-39
Rebecca Latimer Felton
Politician
10-Jun-1835 24-Jan-1930 First female in the US Senate
Bernie Geoffrion
Hockey
14-Feb-1931 11-Mar-2006 Montreal Canadiens, 1950-64
Roberto C. Goizueta
Business
18-Nov-1931 18-Oct-1997 CEO of Coca-Cola, 1981-97
Lamartine G. Hardman
Politician
14-Apr-1856 18-Feb-1937 Governor of Georgia, 1927-31
Joel Chandler Harris
Novelist
9-Dec-1848 3-Jul-1908 Uncle Remus
Ed Jenkins
Politician
4-Jan-1933 1-Jan-2012 Congressman from Georgia, 1977-93
Bobby Jones
Golf
17-Mar-1902 18-Dec-1971 Winner of 13 major championships
Hamilton Jordan
Government
21-Sep-1944 20-May-2008 White House Chief of Staff, 1979-80
Chris Kelly
Rapper
11-Aug-1978 1-May-2013 The "Mac Daddy" half of Kris Kross
Robert Lipshutz
Government
27-Dec-1921 6-Nov-2010 White House Counsel, 1977-79
Lester Maddox
Politician
30-Sep-1915 25-Jun-2003 Governor of Georgia, 1967-71
Whitman Mayo
Actor
15-Nov-1930 22-May-2001 Grady on Sanford and Son
Margaret Mitchell
Novelist
8-Nov-1900 16-Aug-1949 Gone With the Wind
Benjamin Orr
Bassist
8-Sep-1947 3-Oct-2000 Bassist for The Cars
Earl Paulk
Religion
30-May-1927 29-Mar-2009 Chapel Hill Harvester Church
John S. Pemberton
Inventor
8-Jul-1831 16-Aug-1888 Creator of Coca-Cola
Patsy Ramsey
Relative
29-Dec-1956 24-Jun-2006 JonBenét's mother
Ruth A. Schmidt
Educator
16-Sep-1930 24-May-2010 President of Agnes Scott College, 1982-94
Chet Simmons
Business
11-Jul-1928 25-Mar-2010 President of ESPN, 1979-82
Lillian Smith
Author
12-Dec-1897 28-Sep-1966 Strange Fruit
Alexander Hamilton Stephens
Politician
11-Feb-1812 4-Mar-1883 Confederate Vice President
Eugene Talmadge
Politician
23-Sep-1884 21-Dec-1946 Twice Governor of Georgia
George W. Woodruff
Business
27-Aug-1895 4-Feb-1987 Continental Gin Company
Robert W. Woodruff
Business
6-Dec-1889 7-Mar-1985 President of Coca-Cola, 1923-54



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