Updated at February 9, 2023 by BirthdayDBs Team
Medgar Evers is best known as Civil Rights Leader who has born on July 02, 1925 in Decatur, MS. Currently, Medgar Evers is 97 years, 7 months and 7 days old. Medgar Evers will celebrate 98th birthday on Sunday, 2nd of July 2023. Below the countdown to Medgar Evers upcoming birthday.
Civil rights activist during the Civil Rights Movement who advocated against segregation and was the first field secretary for the Mississippi chapter of the NAACP. The fact that the trial of his murderer, Byron De La Beckwith, resulted in two hung juries caused much anger in the African American community.
He was an insurance salesman after earning his Bachelor of Arts from Alcorn College, a historically black institution, in 1952.
His murder and the resulting trials inspired civil rights protests, as well as numerous works of art including Bob Dylan's 1963 song "Only a Pawn in Their Game".
He was the child of James and Jesse Evers, and had four brothers and sisters. He was married to Myrlie Evers.
He was assassinated hours after John F. Kennedy's speech supporting civil rights.
Medgar Evers is 97 years old today.
Medgar Evers was born on July 02, 1925 in Decatur, MS.
Medgar Evers zodiac sign is Cancer.
Medgar Evers was best known as Civil Rights Leader.
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Below are historical events that coincided with Medgar Evers's birthday including important historical events as well as births and deaths of historical figures.
|1966||The French military explodes a nuclear test bomb code-named Aldébaran in Moruroa, their first nuclear test in the Pacific.|
|1976||End of South Vietnam; Communist North Vietnam annexes the former South Vietnam to form the unified Socialist Republic of Vietnam.|
|1986||Rodrigo Rojas and Carmen Gloria Quintana are burnt alive during a street demonstration against the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet in Chile.|
|1990||In the 1990 Mecca tunnel tragedy, 1,400 Muslim pilgrims, were suffocated to death and trampled upon, in a pedestrian tunnel leading to the holy city of Mecca.|
|1994||USAir Flight 1016 crashes near Charlotte Douglas International Airport, killing 37 of the 57 people on board.|
|1997||The Bank of Thailand floats the baht, triggering the Asian financial crisis.|
|2000||Vicente Fox Quesada is elected the first President of México from an opposition party, the Partido Acción Nacional, after more than 70 years of continuous rule by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional.|
|2001||The AbioCor self-contained artificial heart is first implanted.|
|2002||Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.|
|2005||The Live 8 benefit concerts takes place in the G8 states and in South Africa. More than 1,000 musicians perform and are broadcast on 182 television networks and 2,000 radio networks.|
|2008||Colombian conflict: Íngrid Betancourt, a member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia, is released from captivity after being held for six and a half years by FARC.|
|2010||The South Kivu tank truck explosion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo kills at least 230 people.|
|2013||The International Astronomical Union names Pluto's fourth and fifth moons, Kerberos and Styx.|
|2013||A magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Aceh, Indonesia, killing at least 42 people and injuring 420 others.|
|2016||Suicide bombing of Karrada in Baghdad kills at least 341 people.|
|1986||The birth of Brett Cecil, American baseball player|
|1986||The birth of Lindsay Lohan, American actress and singer|
|1987||The birth of Esteban Granero, Spanish footballer|
|1988||The birth of Lee Chung-yong, South Korean footballer|
|1989||The birth of Nadezhda Grishaeva, Russian basketball player|
|1989||The birth of Alex Morgan, American soccer player|
|1990||The birth of Merritt Mathias, American soccer player|
|1990||The birth of Danny Rose, English footballer|
|1990||The birth of Bill Tupou, New Zealand rugby league player|
|1990||The birth of Margot Robbie, Australian actress and producer|
|1992||The birth of Madison Chock, American ice dancer|
|1993||The birth of Vince Staples, American rapper and actor|
|1994||The birth of Henrik Kristoffersen, Norwegian skier|
|1995||The birth of Ryan Murphy, American swimmer|
|1996||The birth of Julia Grabher, Austrian tennis player|
|2013||The death of Armand Gaudreault, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)|
|2013||The death of Anthony Llewellyn, Welsh-American chemist, academic, and astronaut (b. 1933)|
|2014||The death of Emilio Álvarez Montalván, Nicaraguan ophthalmologist and politician (b. 1919)|
|2014||The death of Manuel Cardona, Spanish physicist and academic (b. 1934)|
|2014||The death of Mary Innes-Ker, Duchess of Roxburghe (b. 1915)|
|2014||The death of Harold W. Kuhn, American mathematician and academic (b. 1925)|
|2014||The death of Louis Zamperini, American runner and World War II US Army Air Forces captain (b. 1917)|
|2015||The death of Ronald Davison, New Zealand lawyer and judge, 10th Chief Justice of New Zealand (b. 1920)|
|2015||The death of Charlie Sanders, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1946)|
|2015||The death of Jim Weaver, American football player and coach (b. 1945)|
|2015||The death of Jacobo Zabludovsky, Mexican journalist (b. 1928)|
|2016||The death of Caroline Aherne, English actress and comedian (b. 1963)|
|2016||The death of Michael Cimino, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1939)|
|2016||The death of Patrick Manning, 4th & 6th Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1946)|
|2016||The death of Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, activist, and author (b. 1928)|
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