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Savannah, GA

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.savannah.ga.us/

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

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

Population:
131510 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
12-Feb-1733

County:
Chatham County

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Savannah College of Art and Design
1978
Armstrong Atlantic State University
1935
South University
1899
Savannah State University
1890

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Gulfstream Aerospace
1958

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dianna Agron
Actor
30-Apr-1986   Quinn Fabray on Glee
Conrad Aiken
Poet
5-Aug-1889 17-Aug-1973 Earth Triumphant
Big Boi
Musician
01-Feb-1975   OutKast
Eva M. Clayton
Politician
16-Sep-1934   Congresswoman from North Carolina, 1992-2003
Charles Coburn
Actor
17-Jun-1877 30-Aug-1961 The More the Merrier
Desiree Cousteau
Pornstar
1956   Pretty Peaches, Inside Desiree Cousteau
Mike Curb
Politician
24-Dec-1944   Lt. Governor of California, 1979-83
Billy Currington
Country Musician
19-Nov-1973   Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right
Bucky Dent
Baseball
25-Nov-1951   Former MLB shortstop, Yankees manager
Michael J. Egan
Politician
8-Aug-1926   Georgia State Senator
John C. Fremont
Explorer
21-Jan-1813 13-Jul-1890 Conqueror of California
Thomas P. Gerrity
Business
13-Jul-1941   Former Dean, Wharton School
William Joseph Hardee
Military
10-Nov-1815 6-Nov-1873 Confederate Army General
Omari Hardwick
Actor
9-Jan-1974   Ty Curtis on Dark Blue
Claude Harmon
Golf
14-Jul-1916 23-Jul-1989 Winner, 1948 Masters Tournament
Desmond Harrington
Actor
19-Oct-1976   Ghost Ship
Alexander Heard
Educator
14-Mar-1917 24-Jul-2009 Chancellor of Vanderbilt University, 1963-82
Miriam Hopkins
Actor
18-Oct-1902 9-Oct-1972 The Story of Temple Drake
Bob Inglis
Politician
11-Oct-1959   Congressman from South Carolina, 1993-98, 2005-11
Al Jaffee
Cartoonist
13-Mar-1921   Invented the Mad fold-in
Ernest E. Jones
Business
c. 1944   Philadelphia Workforce Development Corp.
James Keach
Actor
7-Dec-1947   The Long Riders
Stacy Keach
Actor
2-Jun-1941   Mike Hammer, also voice narrator
Juliette Gordon Low
Activist
31-Oct-1860 18-Jan-1927 Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA
James G. Martin
Politician
11-Dec-1935   Governor of North Carolina, 1985-93
James Alan McPherson
Author
16-Sep-1943   Elbow Room
Johnny Mercer
Songwriter
18-Nov-1909 25-Jun-1976 Accentuate the Positive
Flannery O'Connor
Author
25-Mar-1925 3-Aug-1964 A Good Man Is Hard To Find
Hal Scardino
Actor
25-Dec-1984   The Indian in the Cupboard
Diana Scarwid
Actor
27-Aug-1955   Mommie Dearest
Merriman Smith
Journalist
10-Feb-1913 13-Apr-1970 UPI correspondent, reported Kennedy's death
Kirk Varnedoe
Curator
19-Jan-1946 15-Aug-2003 Curator at MOMA, 1988-2001
James Moore Wayne
Judge
1790 5-Jul-1867 US Supreme Court Justice, 1835-67
Ellen Wilson
First Lady
15-May-1860 6-Aug-1914 First wife of US President Woodrow Wilson
Johnny Young
Diplomat
6-Feb-1940   US Ambassador to Slovenia, 2001-04

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Conrad Aiken
Poet
5-Aug-1889 17-Aug-1973 Earth Triumphant
George Busbee
Politician
7-Aug-1927 16-Jul-2004 Governor of Georgia, 1975-83
Button Gwinnett
Politician
1735 19-May-1777 Most valuable signature
Juliette Gordon Low
Activist
31-Oct-1860 18-Jan-1927 Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA
Lachlan McIntosh
Military
17-Mar-1725 20-Feb-1806 Killed Button Gwinnett in a duel
King Oliver
Jazz Musician
11-May-1885 10-Apr-1938 King Oliver Creole Jazz Band
Casimir Pulaski
Military
7-Mar-1745 11-Oct-1779 Polish General in the American Revolution
Bobby Thomson
Baseball
25-Oct-1923 16-Aug-2010 1951 home run brought Giants to the Series
William B. Wilson
Government
2-Apr-1862 25-May-1934 US Secretary of Labor, 1913-21



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