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March 25, 1925
She was one of Georgia’s most famous literary figures. Mary Flannery O'Connor was born in Savannah in 1925 and graduated from Georgia State College...
February 26, 1926
He took a Bible with him into the ring. Dubbed the “Georgia Deacon,” he was the first black boxer to be middleweight champion of the world. Theodore...
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...
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...
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...
March 29, 1937
“Yes, I’m a real southern boy,” he told reporters. “I’ve got a red neck, white socks, and drink Blue Ribbon beer." Billy Carter was born in Plains in...
November 19, 1938
Known affectionately as the “Mouth of the South, he created a TV and sports empire that dramatically altered the media landscape. Robert Edward “Ted...
September 9, 1941
When the hit song, "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" went to number one on the charts in 1968, the artist who wrote and sang it had been dead for four...
August 24, 1942
A Georgia hero was born in Atlanta on this day in 1942. Joseph Maxwell Cleland -- “Max” -- grew up in Lithonia. While enrolled at Emory, Cleland...