1949 – Born on May 2nd in Jasper. American murder victim.
1998 – Died on June 7th at the age of 49.
– James Byrd, Jr., was beaten unconscious, chained to the back of a pickup truck and dragged for miles over rural roads outside the town of Jasper.
– Three white men, John William King, Shawn Berry and Lawrence Brewer Jr., have been arrested.