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May 18, 1928
As an actor, he was defined by two roles: the eldest of Ben Cartwright’s sons and the chief of medicine at a San Francisco hospital. Pernell Roberts...
December 25, 1929
It’s one of Georgia’s great architectural treasures, and it opened on Christmas day in 1929. The Fabulous Fox Theatre on the corner of Peachtree and...
February 27, 1930
She gave the performance of a lifetime in just her third film—and won an Oscar at 27. Joanne Woodward was born in Thomasville and grew up there and...
September 23, 1930
What Georgian doesn't feel a tinge of pride every time we hear Ray Charles sing “Georgia on my Mind”?  It's Georgia's official state song, and maybe...
September 27, 1930
Tiger Woods hasn't done it. Jack Nicklaus didn't do it. But Atlanta's Bobby Jones did. On this date in 1930, Jones became the first and only golfer...
January 21, 1931
She was a non-conformist before that became stylish. Eliza Frances “Fanny” Andrews was born in Washington, Georgia, in 1840. Among the first students...
September 4, 1932
When you think Georgia Bulldogs, you probably think Vince Dooley. The legendary football coach's long shadow didn't just touch the University of...
October 17, 1932
He was billed as the world’s strongest man and, during the Cold War, a convenient symbol of American power.  Paul Anderson was born in Toccoa,...
December 5, 1932
Richard Wayne Penniman is not a name most people associate with the beginning of rock n' roll, but few people did more to make rock one of the...
August 20, 1933
On August 20, 1933, Governor Eugene Talmadge led 500 Georgians to Chicago's Second World's Fair, where it was Georgia Day. The fair was officially...
March 22, 1934
A Masters from Georgia. Not a degree in Athens –- a golf tournament in Augusta. And it was a hit off the first tee. After golfer Bobby Jones retired...
June 7, 1935
He was hailed as a bold new Southern writer in the Southern Gothic tradition, with his books populated by strange characters in a brutal and darkly...
February 11, 1936
It started with Deliverance in 1972. From there, Burt Reynolds “delivered” a lot of film business to the state of Georgia. As he was becoming...
February 17, 1936
He was one of the greatest – if not the greatest - running backs to ever play the game of football. Jim Brown was born on St. Simons in 1936. At...
May 9, 1937
They were soul men long before the Blues Brothers. Florida native Samuel Moore and Georgian David Prater were gospel music veterans when they joined...