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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...
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...
May 21, 1941
He holds the dubious distinction of having been thrown out of more ballgames than anyone in baseball history—but few managers ever won more games....
August 29, 1945
Wyomia Tyus was born to run. The Griffin native became the first athlete to win gold medals in the 100-yard dash in consecutive Olympics. As a 15–...
March 7, 1951
The heavyweight boxing champion called the "Cincinnati Cobra" was actually a Georgia native. Ezzard Charles was born in Lawrenceville in 1921 and...
December 27, 1956
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” The words of baseball great and civil rights pioneer Jackie Robinson, who was...
July 31, 1960
For those who like making continuous left-hand turns, it’s the place to be. One of the oldest stops on the NASCAR circuit, the Atlanta Motor...
August 23, 1961
When four African Americans came to Atlanta's Bitsy Grant Tennis Center on this day in 1961, they found a sign waiting for them: closed for repairs....
July 24, 1962
The Butler did it: a familiar phrase when Kevin Butler was kicking footballs. Butler was born in Savannah in 1962 and attended Redan High School in...
April 15, 1964
Build it and they will come. Atlanta Stadium was the city’s field of dreams, the brainchild of Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., who promised in his 1961...
April 14, 1966
His teammates called him “Mad Dog” or “Professor.” We can’t say what opposing batters called him. He was unhittable, one of the best pitchers in...
August 9, 1967
One of the most gifted and versatile athletes in Georgia sports history was born on this day in Fort Myers, Fla. Former Atlanta Brave and Atlanta...
October 26, 1971
He would box, but he would not fight. At the height of the Vietnam War in 1967, Muhammad Ali was drafted. Declaring himself a conscientious objector...
July 25, 1972
Baseball fans, about this for an outfield trio? Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Willie Stargell. That’s who started for the National League in the...
January 13, 1982
He was 14 when he saw Jackie Robinson play, and knew he wanted to play major league baseball. There were few better. Henry Louis Aaron was born in...