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Memphis, TN

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.cityofmemphis.org/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.memphischamber.com/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.memphistravel.com/

Population:
650100 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1819

County:
Shelby County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
Memphis Commercial Appeal

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
LeMoyne-Owen College
1968
University of Memphis
1912
Christian Brothers University
1871
Rhodes College
1848

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
AutoZone
1979
FedEx
1971
Fred's
1947
Mueller Industries
1900
Thomas & Betts
1898
International Paper
1898
Baker Donelson Bearman & Caldwell
1888
First Horizon National
1864

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Johnny Ace
Singer/Songwriter
9-Jun-1929 25-Dec-1954 R&B star, shot himself
Bill Alexander
Politician
16-Jan-1934   Congressman from Arkansas, 1969-93
Deborah Allen
Country Musician
30-Sep-1953   Baby I Lied
Kathy Bates
Actor
28-Jun-1948   Misery
Michael Beck
Actor
4-Feb-1949   The Warriors
William Bell
Singer
16-Jul-1939   You Don't Miss Your Water
Big Daddy V
Wrestling
14-Feb-1968   World's Largest Love Machine
Ben Browder
Actor
11-Dec-1962   John Crichton on Farscape
Dorsey Burnette
Musician
28-Dec-1932 19-Aug-1979 The Rock 'n Roll Trio
Johnny Burnette
Musician
25-Mar-1934 14-Aug-1964 Rockabilly instigator
Charles W. Burson
Attorney
c. 1944   Al Gore's Chief of Staff, 1999-2001
Herman Cain
Business
13-Dec-1945   Godfather's Pizza
Rosanne Cash
Country Musician
24-May-1955   Rhythm and Romance
Alex Chilton
Singer/Songwriter
28-Dec-1950 17-Mar-2010 Big Star
Citizen Cope
Singer/Songwriter
20-May-1968   Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, mixologist
Steve Cohen
Politician
24-May-1949   Congressman, Tennessee 9th
Janet Cowell
Politician
19-Jul-1968   State Treasurer of North Carolina
Shannen Doherty
Actor
12-Apr-1971   Brenda Walsh on Beverly Hills 90210
Donald "Duck" Dunn
Bassist
24-Nov-1941 13-May-2012 Booker T & the M.G.'s
Stephen Fincher
Politician
7-Feb-1973   Congressman, Tennessee 8th
Ric Flair
Wrestling
25-Feb-1949   Pro wrestler
Harold Ford
Politician
11-May-1970   Congressman from Tennessee, 1997-2007
Harold Ford, Sr.
Politician
20-May-1945   Congressman from Tennessee, 1975-97
Kirk Fordice
Politician
10-Feb-1934 7-Sep-2004 Governor of Mississippi, 1992-2000
Abe Fortas
Judge
19-Jun-1910 5-Apr-1982 US Supreme Court Justice, 1965-69
Aretha Franklin
Singer
25-Mar-1942   R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Morgan Freeman
Actor
1-Jun-1937   Unforgiven
Ronald Lee Gilman
Judge
16-Oct-1942   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Jack Goldsmith
Government
26-Sep-1962   The Terror Presidency
Ginnifer Goodwin
Actor
22-May-1978   Margene Heffman on Big Love
Lucy Hale
Actor
14-Jun-1989   Aria Montgomery on Pretty Little Liars
George Hamilton
Actor
12-Aug-1939   Well-tanned celebrity
Anne Haney
Actor
4-Mar-1934 26-May-2001 Mrs. Doubtfire
Jimmy Hart
Wrestling
1-Jan-1944   The Mouth of the South
Thomas Hearns
Boxing
18-Oct-1958   Light Heavyweight champ
Willie Herenton
Politician
23-Apr-1940   Mayor of Memphis
Benjamin Hooks
Activist
31-Jan-1925 15-Apr-2010 NAACP Director, 1977-92
Alberta Hunter
Singer
1-Apr-1895 17-Oct-1984 Downhearted Blues
Pitt Hyde
Business
c. 1943   Founder of Autozone
Juicy J
Rapper
5-Apr-1975   Three Six Mafia
Paul Tudor Jones
Business
1954   Billionaire
Leslie Jordan
Actor
29-Apr-1955   Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel
Machine Gun Kelly
Criminal
18-Jul-1895 18-Jul-1954 Notorious bank robber, kidnapper
Walter Lang
Film Director
10-Aug-1896 7-Feb-1972 There's No Business Like Show Business
Jerry Lawler
Wrestling
29-Nov-1949   Bitchslapped Andy Kaufman on Letterman
Charles A. Ledsinger, Jr.
Business
c. 1950   CEO of Choice Hotels
Arthur Lee
Singer
7-Mar-1945 4-Aug-2006 Love
Flynt Leverett
Government
6-Mar-1958   Former National Security Council staffer
Herbert H. Lusk II
Religion
19-Feb-1953   Pro-Bush preacher
Bill Madlock
Baseball
2-Jan-1951   Mad Dog, MLB 3rd Baseman
Kenneth A. May
Business
c. 1960   CEO of FedEx Kinko's, 2004-07
Robert D. McCallum, Jr.
Diplomat
1946   US Ambassador to Australia
Frank McRae
Actor
3-Jun-1942   48 Hrs.
David W. Mullins
Business
28-Apr-1946   Vice Chairman of the Fed, 1991-94
Elise Neal
Actor
14-Mar-1966   Yvonne on The Hughleys
Hal Needham
Film Director
6-Mar-1931   The Cannonball Run
Michael Oher
Football
28-May-1986   Baltimore Ravens OT
Hermes Pan
Choreographer
10-Dec-1909 19-Sep-1990 Choreographer for Astaire and Rogers
James W. Pardew
Diplomat
5-Feb-1944   US Ambassador to Bulgaria, 2002-05
Chris Parnell
Actor
5-Feb-1967   Saturday Night Live
DJ Paul
Rapper
13-Oct-1977   Three Six Mafia
Daniel Pinkwater
Author
15-Nov-1941   The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death
John W. Poduska
Business
c. 1937   Founder of Apollo Computer
Miles Poindexter
Politician
22-Apr-1868 21-Sep-1946 US Senator from Washington, 1911-23
Lisa Marie Presley
Relative
1-Feb-1968   Daughter of Elvis Presley
William Sanderson
Actor
10-Jan-1944   J.F. Sebastian in Blade Runner
J. Peter Sartain
Religion
6-Jun-1952   Catholic Archbishop of Seattle
Jim Sasser
Politician
30-Sep-1936   US Senator from Tennessee, 1977-95
Margaret Scobey
Diplomat
c. 1949   US Ambassador to Syria, 2004-05
Cybill Shepherd
Actor
18-Feb-1950   Moonlighting
Lane Smith
Actor
29-Apr-1936 13-Jun-2005 The Final Days
Andrew Stevens
Actor
10-Jun-1955   Massacre at Central High
Booker T
Musician
12-Nov-1944   Booker T and the MG's
Linda Thompson
Actor
23-May-1950   Former beauty queen, Ex-Girlfriend of Elvis
Justin Timberlake
Singer
31-Jan-1981   *NSYNC
Red West
Actor
1936   Baa Baa Black Sheep
Maurice White
Musician
19-Dec-1941   Founder, Earth, Wind & Fire
John Sharp Williams
Politician
30-Jul-1854 27-Sep-1932 US Senator, Representative from Mississippi
Steven Williams
Actor
7-Jan-1949   Capt. Fuller on 21 Jump Street
Virginia Williams
Actor
19-Mar-1978   Lauren Reed on Fairly Legal
Albert C. Yates
Educator
c. 1942   President, Colorado State, 1990-2003
Raymond Zimmerman
Business
4-Apr-1933   CEO of Service Merchandise, 1981-97

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jeff Buckley
Singer
17-Nov-1966 29-May-1997 Influential rock vocalist
R. L. Burnside
Musician
23-Nov-1926 1-Sep-2005 A Ass Pocket of Whiskey
Charlie Conerly
Football
19-Sep-1921 13-Feb-1996 NY Giants QB, 1948-61
Shelby Foote
Author
17-Nov-1916 27-Jun-2005 Shiloh
Nathan Bedford Forrest
Military
13-Jul-1821 29-Oct-1877 Confederate Cavalry General
Isaac Hayes
Musician
20-Aug-1942 10-Aug-2008 Theme from Shaft
Benjamin Hooks
Activist
31-Jan-1925 15-Apr-2010 NAACP Director, 1977-92
Albert King
Guitarist
25-Apr-1923 21-Dec-1992 Blues electric guitarist
Martin Luther King
Activist
15-Jan-1929 4-Apr-1968 Pacifist civil rights activist
Arthur Lee
Singer
7-Mar-1945 4-Aug-2006 Love
Cary Middlecoff
Golf
6-Jan-1921 1-Sep-1998 Winner of 3 Majors
Little Milton
Musician
17-Sep-1934 4-Aug-2005 Annie Mae's Cafe
Elvis Presley
Singer
8-Jan-1935 16-Aug-1977 Rock and roll icon
Clarence Saunders
Business
9-Aug-1881 14-Oct-1953 Father of modern retailing
John S. Wilder
Politician
3-Jun-1921 1-Jan-2010 Lt. Governor of Tennessee, 1971-2007
Kemmons Wilson
Business
5-Jan-1913 12-Feb-2003 Founder of Holiday Inn



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