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Baton Rouge, LA

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.brgov.com/

Population:
227818 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1719

County:
East Baton Rouge Parish

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Our Lady of the Lake College
1923
Southern University
1880
Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge
1860

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
LSU Museum of Art
2005
Louisiana Art & Science Museum
1962

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Shaw Group
1987

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
David Andrews
Actor
1952   Mann & Machine
Robert H. Barrow
Military
5-Feb-1922 30-Oct-2008 27th USMC Commandant, 1979-83
Bobbie Brown
Model
7-Oct-1969   Cherry Pie
H. Rap Brown
Activist
4-Oct-1943   Die, Nigger, Die!
Don Chaney
Basketball
22-Mar-1946   Head Coach, New York Knicks, 2001-04
Stormy Daniels
Pornstar
17-Mar-1979   Space Nuts: Episode 69
Catherine Dent
Actor
14-Apr-1965   Danni Sofer on The Shield
Wesley Eure
Actor
17-Aug-1951   Land of the Lost
Cleo Fields
Politician
22-Nov-1962   Congressman from Louisiana, 1993-97
Jeff Fortenberry
Politician
27-Dec-1960   Congressman, Nebraska 1st
William H. Gray
Politician
20-Aug-1941   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1979-91
Roy W. Haley
Business
c. 1947   CEO of WESCO International
Louis Herthum
Actor
5-Jul-1956   The Last Exorcism
John M. Jackson
Actor
1-Jun-1950   JAG
Randy Jackson
TV Personality
23-Jun-1956   American Idol judge
Bobby Jindal
Politician
10-Jun-1971   Governor of Louisiana
Don Lemon
Journalist
1-Mar-1966   Anchor, CNN Newsroom
Lil' Boosie
Rapper
14-Nov-1983   Bad Azz
Cleo Moore
Actor
31-Oct-1928 25-Oct-1973 1950s sex symbol
Jonathan Papelbon
Baseball
23-Nov-1980   Closing pitcher, Boston Red Sox
Bob Pettit
Basketball
12-Dec-1932   St. Louis Hawks, twice NBA MVP
Andy Pettitte
Baseball
15-Jun-1972   New York Yankees
Kevin Rankin
Actor
18-Apr-1976   Roe Saunders on Unforgettable
Cameron Richardson
Actor
11-Sep-1979   Chloe Carter on Harper's Island
Barry Seal
Criminal
19-Jul-1939 19-Feb-1986 DEA informant, CIA contract pilot
Chad Thevenot
Activist
c. 1979   COO, Institute for Humane Studies
David C. Treen
Politician
16-Jul-1928 29-Oct-2009 Governor of Louisiana, 1980-84
Pruitt Taylor Vince
Actor
5-Jul-1960   American character actor
Webbie
Rapper
6-Sep-1985   Savage Life
Shane West
Actor
10-Jun-1978   Eli Sammler on Once and Again
Lynn Whitfield
Actor
6-May-1953   The Josephine Baker Story

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jimmie Davis
Singer/Songwriter
11-Sep-1899 5-Nov-2000 You Are My Sunshine
Huey Long
Politician
30-Aug-1893 10-Sep-1935 Governor and Senator from Louisiana
Charles McClendon
Football
17-Oct-1923 6-Dec-2001 LSU Head Coach, 1962-79
Monroe Rathbone
Business
1-Mar-1900 2-Aug-1976 Formed Exxon
Barry Seal
Criminal
19-Jul-1939 19-Feb-1986 DEA informant, CIA contract pilot
Fulwar Skipwith
Head of State
21-Feb-1765 7-Jan-1839 President of the Republic of West Florida, 1810



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