1951 – Born on the 26th of February.
1960 – He was a member of the soul band Percy Sledge and frequently played with bluesmen such as B.B. King.
1980 – Atwater’s aggressive tactics were evident, when he was a consultant for Republican candidate Floyd Spence in his campaign for Congress against Democratic nominee Tom Turnipseed.
1981 – As a member of the Reagan administration, Atwater gave an anonymous interview to historian Alexander P. Lamis.
1988 – Atwater’s most noted campaign was the presidential election.
1989 – Chairman of Republican National Committee.
1990 – Atwater recorded an album with King and others on Curb Records in entitled "Red Hot & Blue
– As chairman was short, he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.
1991 – Died on the 29th of March.