Knoxville Events in History

1982 Birthday - Brad Renfro, born in Knoxville, Tennessee American actor, film and television

1982 Event - 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee opens

1981 Birthday - Alecia Ingram, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, gymnast alternate for 1996 Olympics

1973 Birthday - Chris Woodruff, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, tennis star, 1993 NCAA Division I

1972 Event - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Knoxville Ladies Golf Classic

1971 Birthday - Dean Panaro, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, diver 1996 Olympics

1971 Birthday - Johnny Knoxville, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, born Philip John Clapp, actor, comedian, co-creator of MTV television series, 'Jackass', appeared in film, 'The Ringer'

1968 Birthday - Kenny Chesney, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, country music artist, over 30 hits, 13 albums certified gold or higher by RIAA, albums include, 'When the Sun Goes Down'

1968 Birthday - Mike Milchin, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, pitcher for the Minnesota Twins

1967 Event - WSJK TV channel 2 in Sneedville/Knoxville, Tennessee (PBS) 1st broadcast

1966 Birthday - Greg McMichael, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, pitcher, Atlanta Braves

1965 Birthday - Larry Silveira, Walnut Creek California, Nike golfer, NIKE Knoxville Open-2nd

1964 Birthday - Steve Searcy, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, William Steven Searcy, baseball player, pitcher, played for Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies, Major League Baseball teams from 1998 - 1992

1962 Birthday - Ben Testerman, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, tennis star

1960 Birthday - Vic Wilk, born in Los Angeles, California, Nike golfer, 1994 NIKE Knoxville Open

1959 Birthday - Rachel Dennison, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, actress, Doralee Rhodes-9 to 5

1956 Event - WBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, Tennessee (CBS) begins broadcasting

1954 Birthday - Ava Barber, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, country singer, Lawrence Welk Show

1954 Birthday - David Keith, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, actor, Back Roads, Firestarter

1953 Event - WTVK TV channel 26 in Knoxville, Tennessee (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WATE TV channel 6 in Knoxville, Tennessee (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Birthday - Steve Duncan, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, singer, Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited

1945 Birthday - Linda Carlson, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, actress, Bev-Newhart, Katie-Kaz

1944 Birthday - Bert Greene, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, professional golfer, played for the Professional Golf Association Tour

1930 Birthday - Polly Bergen, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, actress, Rhoda-Winds of War, Baby Talk

1930 Birthday - John Cullum, born in Knoxville, actor, Hamlet, Hawaii, Northern Exposure

1926 Birthday - Jerome Courtland, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, actor, Tonka, Tharus

1914 Birthday - Brownie McGhee, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, blues guitarist

1894 Birthday - Charles Meredith, Knoxville, Pennsylvania, actor, Court of Last Resort

1864 Event - Raid at Stoneman: Knoxville, Tennessee to Saltville, VA

1863 Event - Skirmish at Bean's Station, Tennessee (Knoxville Campaign)

1863 Event - Longstreet abandons his siege at Knoxville, TN

1861 Event - Riot occurs between prosecessionist and Union supporters in Knoxville TN