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Norfolk, VA

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.norfolk.va.us/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.norfolkcvb.com/

Population:
234403 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1682

County:
Norfolk city

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Virginian-Pilot
The Norfolk Virginian-Pilot

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Virginia Wesleyan College
1965
Norfolk State University
1935
Old Dominion University
1930

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Norfolk Southern
1982

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alexander T. Augusta
Doctor
8-Mar-1825 21-Dec-1890 First black battlefield surgeon
Frank Batten
Publisher
11-Feb-1927 10-Sep-2009 Founder, The Weather Channel
Plaxico Burress
Football
12-Aug-1977   NFL free agent
Clarence Clemons
Musician
11-Jan-1942 18-Jun-2011 Bruce Springsteen's saxophonist
Gregory B. Craig
Attorney
4-Mar-1945   White House Counsel, 2009
Rob Estes
Actor
22-Jul-1963   Kyle McBride on Melrose Place
Gary Fleder
Film Director
19-Dec-1965   Runaway Jury
Stephen Furst
Actor
8-May-1955   Vir on Babylon 5
Leroy R. Hassell, Sr.
Judge
17-Aug-1955 9-Feb-2011 Virginia Chief Justice, 2003-11
Magoo
Rapper
12-Jul-1973   Rap partner with Timbaland
Theodore A. Mathas
Business
c. 1967   President of New York Life
Dorothy Maynor
Singer
3-Sep-1910 19-Feb-1996 Soprano, founder of Harlem School of the Arts
John Newton
Military
24-Aug-1823 1-May-1895 Union Army General and engineer
Barbara Perry
Actor
22-Jun-1923   Character actress
Peggy A. Quince
Judge
3-Jan-1948   Justice, Florida Supreme Court
Tim Reid
Actor
19-Dec-1944   Venus Flytrap on WKRP in Cincinnati
M. Jodi Rell
Politician
16-Jun-1946   Governor of Connecticut, 2004-11
Ed Schultz
Radio Personality
27-Jan-1954   Talk radio host
Deborah Shelton
Actor
21-Nov-1948   Mandy Winger on Dallas
John Wesley Shipp
Actor
22-Jan-1956   Mitch Leery on Dawson's Creek
Bruce Smith
Football
18-Jun-1963   200 career sacks
Keely Smith
Singer
9-Mar-1932   Louis Prima Band
Curtis Strange
Golf
30-Jan-1955   Winner of the US Open, 1988 and 1989
Margaret Sullavan
Actor
16-May-1911 1-Jan-1960 The Shop Around the Corner
Timbaland
Music Producer
10-Mar-1971   Innovative rap producer and performer
Gene Vincent
Musician
11-Feb-1935 12-Oct-1971 Be-Bop-A-Lula
Patrick Wilson
Actor
3-Jul-1973   The Phantom of the Opera
David Wright
Baseball
20-Dec-1982   3rd Base, New York Mets

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Frank Batten
Publisher
11-Feb-1927 10-Sep-2009 Founder, The Weather Channel
Colgate W. Darden, Jr.
Politician
11-Feb-1897 9-Jun-1981 Governor of Virginia, 1942-46
John Goode
Politician
27-May-1829 14-Jul-1909 Congressman from Virginia, 1875-81
George Pickett
Military
16-Jan-1825 30-Jul-1875 Battle of Gettysburg
Littleton Waller Tazewell
Politician
17-Dec-1774 6-May-1860 Senator and Governor from Virginia



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