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Charlotte, NC

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.charlotte.nc.us/

Chamber of Commerce:
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce

Population:
540828 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1755

County:
Mecklenburg County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Charlotte Observer
The Charlotte News

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
1946
Johnson C. Smith University
1867
Queens University of Charlotte
1857

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Sonic Automotive
1997
Duke Energy
1997
NationsBank
1991
MedCath
1988
Bojangles
1977
Ruddick Corporation
1968
Family Dollar Stores
1959
First Union National Bank
1958
EnPro Industries
1951
Piedmont Natural Gas
1950
Cato Corporation
1946
Nucor
1940
Carolinas HealthCare System
1940
National Gypsum Company
1925
Carlisle Companies
1917
SPX Corporation
1911
Bank of America
1904
Duke Power
1904
Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated
1902
Belk
1888
Wachovia
1879
Goodrich
1870
Babcock & Wilcox
1867

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Graham T. Allison
Scholar
23-Mar-1940   Kennedy School of Government
John A. Allison
Business
14-Aug-1948   CEO of BB&T
Romare Bearden
Painter
2-Sep-1911 12-Mar-1988 Collagist
Richard Darman
Government
10-May-1943 25-Jan-2008 Carlyle Group member, former OMB Director
Walter Dellinger
Attorney
15-May-1941   Duke University law professor
Charles Duke
Astronaut
3-Oct-1935   10th to walk on the Moon
William A. Emerson, Jr.
Journalist
28-Feb-1923 25-Aug-2009 Editor, Saturday Evening Post, 1965-69
Anthony Foxx
Politician
30-Apr-1971   Mayor of Charlotte
Billy Graham
Religion
7-Nov-1918   Televangelist
Tim Griffin
Politician
21-Aug-1968   Congressman, Arkansas 2nd
Charles Gwathmey
Architect
19-Jun-1938 3-Aug-2009 Designed extension to the Guggenheim
Anthony Hamilton
Singer/Songwriter
28-Jan-1971   Comin' from Where I'm From
Wilbert Harrison
Musician
5-Jan-1929 26-Oct-1994 Let's Work Together
Hamilton Jordan
Government
21-Sep-1944 20-May-2008 White House Chief of Staff, 1979-80
Sharon Lawrence
Actor
29-Jun-1961   NYPD Blue
Chyler Leigh
Actor
10-Apr-1982   Dr. Lexie Grey on Grey's Anatomy
Davis Love III
Golf
13-Apr-1964   Winner, 1997 PGA Championship
Kevin J. Martin
Government
14-Dec-1966   FCC Chairman, 2005-09
Ross McElwee
Film Director
21-Jul-1947   Idiosyncratic documentary filmmaker
J. Alex McMillan
Politician
9-May-1932   Congressman from North Carolina, 1985-95
Sarah Parker
Judge
23-Aug-1942   North Carolina Chief Justice
Jim Rash
Actor
15-Jul-1970   Dean Pelton on Community
Leon Rippy
Actor
30-Oct-1949   Earl on Saving Grace
Britt Robertson
Actor
18-Apr-1990   Cassie Blake on The Secret Circle
John Shelby Spong
Religion
16-Jun-1931   Retired bishop of Newark, NJ
John Spratt
Politician
1-Nov-1942   Congressman from South Carolina, 1983-2011
Isaiah Tidwell
Business
c. 1945   EVP at Wachovia, 1996-2005
Berlinda Tolbert
Actor
4-Nov-1949   Jenny Willis Jefferson on The Jeffersons
Richard Vinroot
Politician
14-Apr-1941   Mayor of Charlotte, 1991-95

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
William W. Barron
Politician
8-Dec-1911 12-Nov-2002 Governor of West Virginia, 1961-65
Fielder Cook
Film Director
9-Mar-1923 20-Jun-2003 A Big Hand for the Little Lady
Ivan Dixon
Actor
6-Apr-1931 16-Mar-2008 Sgt. Kinchloe on Hogan's Heroes
David Kuo
Government
26-Jun-1968 5-Apr-2013 Tempting Faith
Oscar Micheaux
Film/TV Producer
2-Jan-1884 25-Mar-1951 Within Our Gates
Ray Shaw
Journalist
28-Mar-1934 19-Jul-2009 Former President, Dow Jones



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