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Columbia, SC

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.columbiasc.net/

Population:
116278 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1786

County:
Lexington County, Richland County

Capital of South Carolina.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Benedict College
1870
University of South Carolina
1801
A.C. Flora High School, Columbia, SC
 

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
SCANA Corporation
1924

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bill Anderson
Country Musician
1-Nov-1937   Po' Folks
Aziz Ansari
Comic
23-Feb-1983   Parks and Recreation
Sam Beam
Musician
26-Jul-1974   Iron & Wine
Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
Religion
2-Apr-1928 14-Nov-1996 Archbishop of Chicago, 1982-96
Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
Astronaut
19-Aug-1946   Four-time shuttle astronaut
Missy Crider
Actor
13-Jun-1974   Gigli
Stanley Donen
Film Director
13-Apr-1924   Singin' in the Rain
Young Jeezy
Rapper
12-Oct-1977   Boyz N Da Hood
Eartha Kitt
Singer
17-Jan-1927 25-Dec-2008 Catwoman
Terry L. Long
Football
21-Jul-1959 7-Jun-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman
Barton MacLane
Actor
25-Dec-1902 1-Jan-1969 Gen. Peterson on I Dream of Jeannie
Walter Russell Mead
Author
12-Jun-1952   Special Providence
Elizabeth J. Patterson
Politician
18-Nov-1939   Congresswoman from South Carolina, 1987-93
Ann Savage
Actor
19-Feb-1921 25-Dec-2008 Detour
Floyd Spence
Politician
9-Apr-1928 16-Aug-2001 Congressman from South Carolina, 1971-2001
Angie Stone
Musician
1961   Mahogany Soul
Jean Hoefer Toal
Judge
11-Aug-1943   South Carolina Chief Justice
Michael Ussery
Diplomat
20-Jan-1951   US Ambassador to Morocco, 1989-92

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
James F. Byrnes
Politician
2-May-1882 9-Apr-1972 US Secretary of State, 1945-47
Harry S. Dent, Sr.
Government
21-Feb-1930 28-Sep-2007 Devised Nixon's Southern Strategy
James Dickey
Poet
2-Feb-1923 19-Jan-1997 Deliverance
Wade Hampton
Politician
28-Mar-1818 11-Apr-1902 Governor of South Carolina, 1877-79
Olin D. Johnston
Politician
18-Nov-1896 18-Apr-1965 Governor and Senator from South Carolina
Grace Lumpkin
Novelist
3-Mar-1891 1980 To Make My Bread
Frank McGuire
Basketball
8-Nov-1914 11-Nov-1994 NCAA Basketball Coach
Joe Morrison
Football
21-Aug-1937 5-Feb-1989 NY Giant, Gamecocks Coach
Grady L. Patterson
Politician
13-Jan-1924 7-Dec-2009 South Carolina Treasurer for 37 years
George Bell Timmerman, Jr.
Politician
11-Aug-1912 29-Nov-1994 Governor of South Carolina, 1955-59
Richard L. Walker
Scholar
13-Apr-1922 22-Jul-2003 US Ambassador to South Korea, 1981-86
Essie Mae Washington-Williams
Relative
12-Oct-1925 3-Feb-2013 Strom Thurmond's half-black daughter



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