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Birmingham, AL

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.informationbirmingham.com/

Chamber of Commerce:
Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.birminghamal.org/

Population:
242820 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1-Jun-1871

County:
Jefferson County, Shelby County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Birmingham News

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Andrew Jackson University
1994
Virginia College
1983
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1969
Huffman High School, Birmingham, AL
1966
Jefferson State Community College
1965
Herzing College
1965
Lawson State Community College
1949
Southeastern Bible College
1935
Birmingham-Southern College
1918
Cumberland School of Law
1847
Samford University
1841

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
HealthSouth
1984
Regions Financial
1971
AmSouth Bancorp
1970
Compass Bancshares
1970
Energen
1929
Saks
1924
Vulcan Materials
1909
Protective Life
1907
American Cast Iron Pipe Company
1905

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Charles E. Adair
Business
26-Dec-1947   Partner, Cordova Ventures
Mel Allen
Sports Journalist
13-Feb-1913 16-Jun-1996 Sportscaster, Voice of the Yankees
Mary Anderson
Actor
3-Apr-1920   Lifeboat
R. G. Armstrong
Actor
7-Apr-1917 27-Jul-2012 Pruneface in Dick Tracy
Spencer Bachus
Politician
28-Dec-1947   Congressman, Alabama 6th
Mary Badham
Actor
7-Oct-1952   To Kill a Mockingbird
Amber Benson
Actor
8-Jan-1977   Tara Maclay on Buffy
Bobby Bowden
Football
8-Nov-1929   FSU Head Football Coach, 1976-2009
Tommy Bowden
Football
10-Jul-1954   Head Coach, Clemson University, 1999-2008
Nell Carter
Actor
13-Sep-1948 23-Jan-2003 Housekeeper on Gimme A Break
Lynne Carver
Actor
13-Sep-1909 12-Aug-1955 American character actress
Edith Brown Clement
Judge
29-Apr-1948   5th Circuit Court of Appeals
R. Guy Cole, Jr.
Judge
23-May-1951   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
E. Gary Cook
Business
c. 1944   CEO of Witco Corporation, 1996-99
Courteney Cox
Actor
15-Jun-1964   Monica on Friends
John W. Daniels, Jr.
Attorney
11-Jun-1948   Partner, Quarles & Brady
Angela Davis
Activist
26-Jan-1944   Black Panther, teacher, professor
Elizabeth Dewberry
Playwright
1963   Break the Heart of Me
Margaret Early
Actor
25-Dec-1919 29-Nov-2000 Strike Up the Band
Dennis Edwards
Singer
3-Feb-1943   The Temptations
Ben Erdreich
Politician
9-Dec-1938   Congressman from Alabama, 1983-93
Joseph Jerome Farris
Judge
4-Mar-1930   9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1979-95
Fannie Flagg
Comic
21-Sep-1944   Fried Green Tomatoes
Louise Fletcher
Actor
22-Jul-1934   Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Vince Gibson
Football
27-Mar-1933 10-Jan-2012 Former NCAA coach
Gail Godwin
Novelist
18-Jun-1937   A Southern Family
Walton Goggins
Actor
10-Nov-1971   Boyd Crowder on Justified
Hubert Green
Golf
28-Dec-1946   Winner of 2 Majors
Virgil Griffith
Computer Programmer
6-Mar-1983   Author of WikiScanner
Emmylou Harris
Country Musician
2-Apr-1947   Pieces of the Sky
Taylor Hicks
Singer
7-Oct-1976   American Idol in 2006
Earl Hilliard
Politician
9-Apr-1942   Congressman from Alabama, 1993-2003
Freeman A. Hrabowski
Educator
13-Aug-1950   President, University of Maryland Baltimore
Kate Jackson
Actor
29-Oct-1948   Sabrina Duncan on Charlie's Angels
D. Paul Jones, Jr.
Business
26-Sep-1942   CEO of Compass Bancshares, 1991-2008
Bill Justis
Musician
14-Oct-1927 15-Jul-1982 Raunchy
Eddie Kendricks
Singer
17-Dec-1939 5-Oct-1992 The Temptations
Carl Lewis
Track and Field
1-Jul-1961   Olympian
Marvin L. Mann
Business
c. 1932   CEO of Lexmark, 1991-98
Juanita Millender-McDonald
Politician
7-Sep-1938 22-Apr-2007 Congresswoman from California, 1996-2007
Odetta
Singer
31-Dec-1930 2-Dec-2008 Queen of American Folk Music
Gail Patrick
Actor
20-Jun-1911 6-Jul-1980 Love Crazy
Hank Penny
Musician
18-Sep-1918 17-Apr-1992 Western swing bandleader
Walker Percy
Author
28-May-1916 10-May-1990 The Moviegoer
Charles Plosser
Economist
19-Sep-1948   President and CEO, Philadelphia Fed
Michael Powell
Government
23-Mar-1963   FCC Chairman 2001-05, Colin Powell's son
Sun Ra
Jazz Musician
22-May-1914 30-May-1993 Jazz musician from Saturn
Howell Raines
Journalist
5-Feb-1943   Executive editor, NYT, resigned
James Redfield
Novelist
19-Mar-1950   The Celestine Prophecy
Condoleezza Rice
Government
14-Nov-1954   US Secretary of State, 2005-09
Ed Rogers
Government
22-Nov-1958   Republican strategist
James E. Rogers
Business
20-Sep-1947   CEO of Duke Energy
Wayne Rogers
Actor
7-Apr-1933   Trapper John on M*A*S*H
William L. Roper
Government
c. 1948   Director, Centers for Disease Control, 1990-93
Richard Shelby
Politician
6-May-1934   US Senator from Alabama
Johnny Smith
Guitarist
25-Jun-1922   Eclectic guitarist, Walk, Don't Run
Gail Strickland
Actor
18-May-1947   First Monday
Pat Sullivan
Football
18-Jan-1950   Winner, 1971 Heisman Trophy
Andre Tippett
Football
27-Dec-1959   New England Patriots, Hall of Famer
Margaret Tutwiler
Diplomat
28-Dec-1950   US Ambassador to Morocco, 2001-03
David M. Walker
Government
2-Oct-1951   US Comptroller General
Margaret Walker
Novelist
7-Jul-1915 30-Nov-1998 Jubilee
Paul Williams
Singer
2-Jul-1939 17-Aug-1973 The Temptations
Edward O. Wilson
Biologist
10-Jun-1929   Father of Sociobiology
Tobias Wolff
Author
19-Jun-1945   The Barracks Thief

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bull Connor
Government
11-Jul-1897 10-Mar-1973 Birmingham Public Safety Commissioner
H. Guy Hunt
Politician
17-Jun-1933 30-Jan-2009 Governor of Alabama, 1987-93
Eddie Kendricks
Singer
17-Dec-1939 5-Oct-1992 The Temptations
Sun Ra
Jazz Musician
22-May-1914 30-May-1993 Jazz musician from Saturn
L. Mendel Rivers
Politician
28-Sep-1905 28-Dec-1970 Congressman from South Carolina, 1941-70
Glenn Shadix
Actor
15-Apr-1952 7-Sep-2010 Beetlejuice
James K. Vardaman
Government
26-Jul-1861 25-Jun-1930 The Great White Chief
Richard Yates
Novelist
3-Feb-1926 7-Nov-1992 Revolutionary Road



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