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Newport News, VA

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.newport-news.va.us/

Population:
180150 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1621

County:
Newport News city

Founded 1621 by Daniel Gookin and other colonists.

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Newport News Daily Press

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Newport News Shipbuilding
1886

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Samuel Armacost
Business
Mar-1939   Chairman of SRI International
Pearl Bailey
Singer
29-Mar-1918 17-Aug-1990 Appointed by Nixon as Ambassador of Love
Aaron Brooks
Football
24-Mar-1976   Former NFL quarterback
Joyce Bulifant
Actor
16-Dec-1937   Match Game panelist
Naomi C. Earp
Government
c. 1950   Chairman of the EEOC, 2006-08
Frankie Faison
Actor
10-Jun-1949   In every Hannibal Lecter film
Ella Fitzgerald
Singer
25-Apr-1917 15-Jun-1996 The First Lady of Jazz
Barney Hill
Hoaxer
20-Jul-1922 25-Feb-1969 Self-proclaimed UFO abductee
Richard Kelly
Screenwriter
28-Mar-1975   Donnie Darko
J. Hillis Miller
Critic
5-Mar-1928   Deconstructionist literary critic
Hazel O'Leary
Government
17-May-1937   US Secretary of Energy 1993-97
Sonja Sohn
Actor
1964   Det. Greggs on The Wire
William Styron
Novelist
11-Jun-1925 31-Oct-2006 The Confessions of Nat Turner
Marcus Vick
Football
20-Mar-1984   Former Miami Dolphins WR and QB
Michael Vick
Football
26-Jun-1980   Football quarterback and dog fighter

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mills E. Godwin, Jr.
Politician
19-Nov-1914 30-Jan-1999 Twice Governor of Virginia



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