When is Martin Luther King Jr's real birthday?
January 15 1929
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His name was Michael Luther King Jr. at first then he changed it to Martin To this day, questions remain over the names of both Martin Luther King, Jr. and his father: what… names they were given by their parents, what names appeared on their birth records, and when (if ever) they changed their names are subjects of some murkiness. According to an account Martin Luther King, Sr. gave to a New York Post reporter in 1957, he had always intended his son's name to be Martin Luther, and the appearance of the name 'Michael' in his son's birth records was a mistake due to confusion over his own name: I had been known as Michael Luther King or "Mike" up until I was 22 ... when one day my father, James Albert King, told me: 'You aren't named Mike or Michael either. Your name is Martin Luther King. Your mother just called you Mike for short.' I was elated to know that I had really been named for the great leader of the Protestant Reformation, but there was no way of knowing if papa had made a mistake after all. Neither of my parents could read or write and they kept no record of Negro births in our backwoods county ... I gladly accepted Martin Luther King as my real name and when M.L. was born, I proudly named him Martin Luther King, Jr. But it was not until 1934, when I was seeking my first passport ... that I found out that Dr. Johnson, who delivered M.L., had listed him in the city records as Michael Luther King, Jr., because he thought that was my real name. No records documenting a formal name change for either King yet have been uncovered, so in a strict legal sense one might say that Martin Luther King, Jr.'s name officially remained "Michael" until his death. However, what constitutes a "legal name" can be quite fluid. My own mother, born in the same era as Martin Luther King, Jr., was raised by people other than her birth parents from an early age and did not know her real first and middle names. (Indeed, she did not learn which names were actually listed on her birth record until I obtained a copy of the document for her when she was in her mid-50s.) Nonetheless, the first and middle names she adopted in place of the unknown real ones were listed on every government-issued record pertaining to her created during her adult lifetime (e.g., marriage license, driver's license, Social Security card, children's birth certificates) and were therefore her "legal" names every bit as much (if not moreso) than the ones that appeared on her birth record. In any case, whether Martin Luther King, Sr. gave a true account of the issue in 1957 (i.e., that both he and his son were officially named 'Martin' by their fathers but called 'Michael' through confusion or mistake) or simply decided in his adulthood that he preferred he and his son be known as 'Martin' instead of 'Michael,' the name change was not (as suggested above) an affectation on the part of Martin Luther King, Jr.; it was something decided for him by his father while he was still very young. *Snopes
Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta,Georgia.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a preacher.
when did martin Luther king birthday beccame a national holiday? the holiday became a law in 1983 .
even though Martin Luther King day is on the 20 of January, his real birthday is on January 15, 1929. .
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. He was bornin Atlanta, Georgia at the family home.
Martin Luther King Jr was born on January 15, 1929. He died on April 4, 1968 (by assassination)
Michael King, Jr.
he was born january 1929 and died april 4 1968
Yes, it is a national holiday.
The reason why his birthday is so impotant is because, he lead a march about civil rights in black history. Hope that answered your question for you .
We celebrate Dr Martin Luther King's Birthday because, he gave right civil rights to African Americans. Think about it, if Martin Luther King hadn't done what he did, maybe on…e of your friends couldn't have been friends with you just because he/she had dark skin. And also African Americans are also people , so they should have the same rights as we do.
You shouldn't. There's no logical reason to celebrate someone's birthday every single day. It makes even less sense to celebrate the birthday of a dead man every day.
Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday in 1994 was on Tuesday, January15. Martin Luther King Day was celebrated on Monday, January 17.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born Michael King andrenamed by his father honoring Martin Luther .