Mississippi Matters of Facts.
1 (2018) Erin and Ben Napier of Laurel were pictured on the cover of Guideposts magazine, which included a 12-page article about the couple and the launch of their third season of "Home Town" on HGTV.
14 (1933) Fred Wallace Haise Jr., a former NASA astronaut, a fighter pilot with the U.S. Marine corps, a U.S. Air Force test pilot, and one of only 24 people to have flown to the moon, was born in Biloxi.
20 (1999) Mississippi State University's play-by-play sports announcer Jack Cristil called his 500th game as the Bulldogs defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks by a score of 14-9 in Little Rock.
23 Historic Springfield Plantation, located 9 miles west of Fayette and noted as the site of the marriage of Andrew Jackson in 1791, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
5 (1916) Four-star Admiral Means Johnston Jr., who retired in 1975 as Commander-in-Chief of all NATO forces in southern Europe, was born near Schlater in Leflore County.
19 (1987) After performing at the Vatican's Christmas concert, blues artist B.B. King of Itta Bena donated his famous guitar "Lucille" to Pope John Paul II.
25 The movie "My Foolish Heart"-based on J.D. Salinger's 1948 short story Uncle Wlgglly in Connecticut-made its worldwide debut and starred Collins (actually the small community of Don't located near Collins) native Dana Andrews along with Hollywood actress Susan Hayward
27 (1978) Former Ole Miss and New Orleans Saints star running back Deuce McAllister was born near Lena in Leake County.
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|Title Annotation:||HERITAGE & CULTURE|
|Author:||Cooper, Forrest Lamar|
|Date:||Nov 1, 2019|
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