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Nashville, TN

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.nashville.gov/

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

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

Population:
569,891 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1779 (founded)

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Nashville Tennessean

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Tennessee State University
1912
Lipscomb University
1891
Belmont University
1890
Peabody College
1875
Vanderbilt University
1873
Montgomery Bell Academy
1867
Fisk University
1866

ZOO

ZooFounded
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
1996

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Nashville Symphony
1945

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Third Man Records
2001
Vanguard Health Systems
1997
Renal Care Group
1995
Corrections Corporation of America
1983
Gaylord Entertainment
1977
Louisiana-Pacific
1973
Caremark Rx
1969
HCA
1968
Shoney's
1947
Nashville Electric Service
1939
Firestone
1900

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Duane Allman
Guitarist
20-Nov-1946 29-Oct-1971 Guitarist, The Allman Brothers
Gregg Allman
Musician
8-Dec-1947   The Allman Brothers
James Bacchus
Politician
21-Jun-1949   Congressman from Florida, 1991-95
Edward Barnard
Astronomer
16-Dec-1857 16-Feb-1923 Self-taught scientist
Bill Belichick
Football
16-Apr-1952   Head Coach, New England Patriots
Luke Benward
Actor
12-May-1995   How to Eat Fried Worms
Mary Frances Berry
Government
17-Feb-1938   Civil Rights Commissioner, 1980-2004
Julian Bond
Activist
14-Jan-1940   NAACP Chairman, 1998-2010
William Hill Boner
Politician
14-Feb-1945   Congressman from Tennessee, 1979-87
Barbara L. Bowles
Business
c. 1946   The Kenwood Group
James R. Boyd
Business
c. 1947   VP of Ashland, 1986-2002
Young Buck
Rapper
15-Mar-1981   Straight Outta Cashville
Ed Buckham
Government
c. 1958   Alexander Strategy Group
Peter H. Burnett
Politician
15-Nov-1807 17-May-1895 Governor of California, 1849-51
Harry P. Cain
Politician
10-Jan-1906 3-Mar-1979 US Senator from Washington, 1946-53
Howard Caine
Actor
2-Jan-1928 28-Dec-1993 Maj. Hochstetter on Hogan's Heroes
Big Sid Catlett
Jazz Musician
10-Jan-1910 25-Mar-1951 Jazz/swing drummer
Bob Clement
Politician
23-Sep-1943   Congressman from Tennessee, 1987-2003
Rita Coolidge
Singer
1-May-1944   The Delta Lady
Alec C. Covington
Business
c. 1956   CEO of Nash Finch
James Craig
Actor
4-Feb-1912 28-Jun-1985 Our Vines Have Tender Grapes
James Denton
Actor
20-Jan-1963   Mike Delfino on Desperate Housewives
Jim Ellis
Computer Programmer
c. 1956 28-Jun-2001 Usenet co-creator
Thomas B. Evans, Jr.
Politician
5-Nov-1931   Congressman from Delaware, 1977-83
Bill Frist
Politician
22-Feb-1952   US Senate Majority Leader, 2003-07
Thomas F. Frist III
Business
c. 1968   Frist Capital Partners
Lou Graham
Golf
7-Jan-1938   Winner, 1975 US Open
Bobby Hamilton
Auto Racing
29-May-1957 7-Jan-2007 NASCAR driver, 1988-2006
Bob Harper
TV Personality
1965   Trainer, The Biggest Loser
Charles O. Holliday, Jr.
Business
1948   CEO of DuPont, 1998-2008
Claude Jarman, Jr.
Actor
27-Sep-1934   The Yearling
Randall Jarrell
Poet
6-May-1914 14-Oct-1965 The Woman at the Washington Zoo
R. Milton Johnson
Business
15-Dec-1956   President and CFO of HCA
Joi
Singer
25-Jan-1972   Crunk/R&B vocalist
Clayton M. Jones
Business
c. 1949   CEO of Rockwell Collins
Mickey Kantor
Government
7-Aug-1939   US Secretary of Commerce, 1996-97
Beth Littleford
Comic
17-Jul-1968   Daily Show correspondent
Lee MacPhail
Baseball
25-Oct-1917 8-Nov-2012 President of the American League, 1974-83
R. Stevie Moore
Singer/Songwriter
18-Jan-1952   Prolific DIY pop musician
Lorrie Morgan
Country Musician
27-Jun-1959   What Part of No
James C. Napier
Government
9-Jun-1845 21-Apr-1940 Founder of Nashville One-Cent Savings Bank
Chord Overstreet
Actor
17-Feb-1989   Sam Evans on Glee
James B. Pearson
Politician
7-May-1920 13-Jan-2009 US Senator from Kansas, 1962-78
Sydney Penny
Actor
7-Aug-1971   All My Children
Michael Peterson
Author
23-Oct-1943   The Staircase
Joseph W. Prueher
Diplomat
25-Nov-1942   US Ambassador to China, 1999-2001
DJ Qualls
Actor
12-Jun-1978   Road Trip
Opie Read
Author
22-Dec-1852 2-Nov-1939 Jucklins
Cynthia Rhodes
Actor
21-Nov-1956   Flashdance
John Seigenthaler
Editor
27-Jul-1927   Tennessean editor, RFK aide
Steve Southerland
Politician
10-Oct-1965   Congressman, Florida 2nd
Edwin Starr
Musician
21-Jan-1942 2-Apr-2003 War (What Is It Good For)
Samuel Cardinal Stritch
Religion
17-Aug-1887 27-May-1958 Archbishop of Chicago, 1939-58
Lark Voorhies
Actor
25-Mar-1974   Lisa Turtle on Saved by the Bell
William Walker
Military
8-May-1824 12-Sep-1860 American "filibuster"
Kitty Wells
Country Musician
30-Aug-1919 16-Jul-2012 First Queen of Country Music
James Westerfield
Actor
22-Mar-1913 20-Sep-1971 On the Waterfront
John D. Wiley
Educator
23-Mar-1942   Chancellor, UW-Madison
Hank Williams III
Musician
12-Dec-1972   Grandson of Hank Williams
Jack D. Woodard
Business
c. 1944   Southern Nuclear Operating Company

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Roy Acuff
Country Musician
15-Sep-1903 23-Nov-1992 Country music pioneer
Arthur Alexander
Singer
10-May-1940 9-Jun-1993 Influential soul singer
Gene Allison
Singer
29-Apr-1934 28-Feb-2004 You Can Make It If You Try
Eddy Arnold
Country Musician
15-May-1918 8-May-2008 The Tennessee Plowboy
Chet Atkins
Guitarist
20-Jun-1924 30-Jun-2001 Prominent country picker
Oswald Avery
Biologist
21-Oct-1877 20-Feb-1955 Antibodies and DNA
Otis Blackwell
Songwriter
16-Feb-1932 6-May-2002 Prolific R&B songwriter
Arna Bontemps
Novelist
13-Oct-1902 4-Jun-1973 God Sends Sunday
Boudleaux Bryant
Songwriter
13-Feb-1920 25-Jun-1987 Wake Up, Little Susie
Archie Campbell
Actor
7-Nov-1914 29-Aug-1987 Hee Haw
George W. Campbell
Politician
9-Feb-1769 17-Feb-1848 Senator from Tennessee, Treasury Secretary
Johnny Cash
Country Musician
26-Feb-1932 12-Sep-2003 The Man in Black
June Carter Cash
Country Musician
23-Jun-1929 15-May-2003 Country singer, wife of Johnny Cash
John Catron
Judge
7-Jan-1786 30-May-1865 US Supreme Court Justice, 1837-65
Frank G. Clement
Politician
2-Jun-1920 4-Nov-1969 Twice Governor of Tennessee
Floyd Cramer
Country Musician
27-Oct-1933 31-Dec-1997 Country music pianist
Donald Davidson
Poet
8-Aug-1893 25-Apr-1968 Agrarian, Southern American poet
Ron Davies
Singer/Songwriter
15-Jan-1946 30-Oct-2003 Southern singer/songwriter
Skeeter Davis
Country Musician
30-Dec-1931 19-Sep-2004 Country vocalist at Grand Ole Opry
Minnesota Fats
Sports Figure
19-Jan-1913 15-Jan-1996 Billiards opponent of Willie Mosconi
Lester Flatt
Musician
19-Jun-1914 11-May-1979 Bluegrass pioneer, Flatt & Scruggs
Henry Stuart Foote
Politician
20-Sep-1800 20-May-1880 Governor of Mississippi 1852-54
Don Gibson
Country Musician
3-Apr-1928 17-Nov-2003 Heartbroken country crooner
Dobie Gray
Singer/Songwriter
26-Jul-1940 6-Dec-2011 Drift Away
Alexander Heard
Educator
14-Mar-1917 24-Jul-2009 Chancellor of Vanderbilt University, 1963-82
Ferlin Husky
Singer
3-Dec-1925 17-Mar-2011 On the Wings of a Dove
Andrew Jackson
Head of State
15-Mar-1767 8-Jun-1845 7th US President, 1829-37
George Jones
Country Musician
12-Sep-1931 26-Apr-2013 Country singer, White Lightning
Bill Justis
Musician
14-Oct-1927 15-Jul-1982 Raunchy
Meriwether Lewis
Explorer
18-Aug-1774 11-Oct-1809 Lewis and Clark expedition
George Lindsey
Actor
17-Dec-1928 6-May-2012 Goober
Jim Nance McCord
Politician
17-Mar-1879 2-Sep-1968 Governor of Tennessee, 1945-49
Tug McGraw
Baseball
30-Aug-1944 5-Jan-2004 Pitcher for Mets, Phillies
Steve McNair
Football
14-Feb-1973 4-Jul-2009 Baltimore Ravens QB
Ned McWherter
Politician
15-Oct-1930 4-Apr-2011 Governor of Tennessee, 1987-95
John Merritt
Football
26-Jan-1926 13-Dec-1983 Tennessee Football Coach, 1963-83
Eddie Miller
Country Musician
10-Dec-1919 11-Apr-1977 Release Me
James C. Napier
Government
9-Jun-1845 21-Apr-1940 Founder of Nashville One-Cent Savings Bank
Robert E. Park
Sociologist
14-Feb-1864 7-Feb-1944 Race and Culture
Johnny Paycheck
Country Musician
31-May-1938 18-Feb-2003 Take This Job and Shove It
Minnie Pearl
Singer
25-Oct-1912 4-Mar-1996 Her hat cost $1.98
James Knox Polk
Head of State
2-Nov-1795 15-Jun-1849 11th US President, 1845-49
Sarah Polk
First Lady
4-Sep-1803 14-Aug-1891 Wife of US President James K. Polk
Eddie Rabbitt
Country Musician
27-Nov-1941 7-May-1998 Drivin' My Life Away
Boots Randolph
Musician
3-Jun-1927 3-Jul-2007 Yakety Sax
James Earl Ray
Assassin
10-Mar-1928 23-Apr-1998 Pled guilty in Martin Luther King's assassination
Jerry Reed
Country Musician
20-Mar-1937 1-Sep-2008 When You're Hot, You're Hot
Tex Ritter
Country Musician
12-Jan-1905 2-Jan-1974 You Two-Timed Me Once Too Often
Marty Robbins
Country Musician
26-Sep-1925 8-Dec-1982 El Paso
Joe M. Rodgers
Business
12-Nov-1933 2-Feb-2009 US Ambassador to France, 1985-89
Marvin Runyon
Government
16-Sep-1924 3-May-2004 US Postmaster General, 1992-98
Earl Scruggs
Musician
6-Jan-1924 28-Mar-2012 Bluegrass banjo pioneer
Dan Seals
Country Musician
8-Feb-1948 25-Mar-2009 England Dan and John Ford Coley
Red Sovine
Country Musician
17-Jul-1918 4-Apr-1980 The Old Syrup Sopper
William Strickland
Architect
Nov-1788 6-Apr-1854 Greek and Gothic Revival architect
Allen Tate
Poet
19-Nov-1899 9-Feb-1979 Mr. Pope and Other Poems
Ernest Tubb
Musician
9-Feb-1914 6-Sep-1984 The Texas Troubador
Porter Wagoner
Country Musician
12-Aug-1927 28-Oct-2007 The Thin Man from West Plains
Bob Welch
Guitarist
31-Aug-1945 7-Jun-2012 Guitarist for Fleetwood Mac, 1971-74
Kitty Wells
Country Musician
30-Aug-1919 16-Jul-2012 First Queen of Country Music
Dottie West
Country Musician
11-Oct-1932 4-Sep-1991 Country Sunshine
Sheb Wooley
Actor
10-Apr-1921 17-Sep-2003 The Purple People Eater
Tammy Wynette
Country Musician
5-May-1942 6-Apr-1998 Stand By Your Man
Alvin York
Military
13-Dec-1887 2-Sep-1964 Highly decorated WWI veteran
Faron Young
Musician
25-Feb-1932 10-Dec-1996 The Hillbilly Heartthrob



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