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Mobile, AL

CITY

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

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

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

Population:
198915 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1711

County:
Mobile County

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of South Alabama
1963
University of Mobile
1961
Bishop State Community College
1927
Spring Hill College
1830

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hank Aaron
Baseball
5-Feb-1934   Hit 755 home runs over his career
Gregory Benford
Novelist
30-Jan-1941   Physicist and author of Timescape
Regina Benjamin
Doctor
26-Oct-1956   US Surgeon General
Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.
Politician
4-Feb-1947   Congressman, Georgia 2nd
Rich Boy
Rapper
2-Sep-1983   Throw Some Ds
Robert Brazile
Football
7-Feb-1953   Former Houston Oilers LB
Sonny Callahan
Politician
11-Sep-1932   Congressman from Alabama, 1985-2003
Jeremiah Denton
Military
15-Jul-1924   US Senator from Alabama, 1981-87
Vince Dooley
Football
4-Sep-1932   Georgia Bulldogs Head Coach, 1964-88
E. Duncan Getchell
Attorney
12-Oct-1949   McGuireWoods LLP
Alexis Herman
Government
16-Jul-1947   US Secretary of Labor, 1997-2001
Ethan A. Hitchcock
Business
19-Sep-1835 9-Apr-1909 US Interior Secretary, 1899-1907
Lonnie Johnson
Inventor
6-Oct-1949   Revolutionized the squirt gun industry
Orlando Jones
Actor
10-Apr-1968   Drumline
Frank J. Low
Astronomer
23-Nov-1933 11-Jun-2009 Infrared astronomy
Willie McCovey
Baseball
10-Jan-1938   521 homers, 18 grand slams
Fayard Nicholas
Dancer
20-Oct-1914 24-Jan-2006 Tapdancer, The Nicholas Brothers
Satchel Paige
Baseball
7-Jul-1906 8-Jun-1982 Negro Leagues, Cleveland Indians pitcher
William H. Pryor, Jr.
Judge
26-Apr-1962   11th Circuit Court of Appeals
Ted Radcliffe
Baseball
7-Jul-1902 11-Aug-2005 Double Duty
Don Siegelman
Politician
24-Feb-1946   Governor of Alabama, 1999-2003
Ozzie Smith
Baseball
26-Dec-1954   Hall of Fame shortstop
Richard Tyson
Actor
13-Feb-1961   Kindergarten Cop
Cootie Williams
Jazz Musician
10-Jul-1910 15-Sep-1985 Cootie Williams and His Orchestra

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
George Washington Owen
Politician
20-Oct-1796 18-Aug-1837 Congressman from Alabama, 1823-29
O. V. Wright
Singer
9-Oct-1939 16-Nov-1980 Southern gospel and soul singer



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