Today is the anniversary of the birth for two famous Georgians. These two men made an impact in their respective fields. I knew the first one, Ty Cobb, was from Georgia but I was surprised that Ossie Davis was from Georgia.
Ty Cobb made his impact on the baseball world. He was born in 1886 in Narrows, Georgia. He was known as the “Georgia Peach” and was considered an outstanding offensive player of all time. He played for Augusta in the minor South Atlantic League. He set many Major League records. Several are still intact today. Ty Cobb was the first man elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame which was established in Cooperstown, Ohio in 1936.
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Ossie Davis made an impact in films. He was born in Cogdell Georgia in 1917. He was known as one of the busiest African-American Entertainers in the 1970’s. In his career he wrote plays and books. He was a director, playwright and producer. He co-starred in a radio program with his wife in the mid-1970’s.
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Want more information about these gentleman but can’t get into a library? You can use the Library’s electronic resource, Biography Resource Center. This resource along with other electronic resources can be found on our Reference Database page.