Famous People Who Have Lived in Memphis:
Elvis Presley, Kathy Bates, Morgan Freeman, Cybil Shepherd, George Hamilton, Danny
Thomas, Justin Timberlake, Booker T. Jones, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash, Al Green,
Isaac Hayes, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Memphis Slim, Sam Phillips,
Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, Ike Turner, George, “Machine
Gun” Kelly, Brian Lawler, Jerry Lawler, Ric Flair, Reggie White, and Tennessee Williams.
Memphis History – Important Notes:
Memphis was named by President Andrew Jackson – he gave it the name of an ancient
Elvis Presley's former home, Graceland, opened up for public tours in 1982. It is
still one of the state's major attractions.
Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis on April 4, 1968.