In 1972, country singer Skeeter Davis performed in Greenfield at the Hancock County 4-H Fair.
In 2007, Greenfield’s Jake Fox made his debut with Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs.
In 1924, the Memorial Building in Greenfield was dedicated.
In 1959, county employees were working to copy public records to microfilm.
In 1989, Greenfield officials announced Greenfield Senior Center would merge into the Greenfield Parks and Recreation Department. Parks superintendent Clark Ketchum, part of the announcement in the center at 19 W. North St., said it was possible a combination senior center-community building would someday take shape near the Riley Park shelter house.
In 1916, “Hoosier Poet” and Greenfield native James Whitcomb Riley suffered a stroke, his second in a month, and died.
In 1970, Hancock County’s Mark Draper died in Vietnam.
In 1927, fire destroyed Shirley Christian Church and a nearby home where the fire began. A new brick church building was dedicated in March 1928.
In 1996, Greenfield’s Jaycie Phelps and other members of the “Magnificent Seven” U.S. women’s gymnastics team won the Olympic gold medal in Atlanta.
In 1916, James Whitcomb Riley’s body lay in state at the Indiana Statehouse; during those 10 hours, more than 35,000 filed past.
In 1966, Green Meadows Shopping Plaza won zoning approval from the Greenfield Board of Zoning Appeals.