The Life of MLK Jr. By Dr. Pepper Jan 15, 1929 MLK Jr. is Born Martin Luther King Jr. is born in Atlanta, Georgia. Jun 23, 1948 Martin King Jr. Gets His B.A. He got his B.A. Degree from Morehouse College, a distinguished Negro institiution of Atlanta. Jun 14, 1951 MLK Jr. Receives His B.D. MLK Jr. gets his B.D. degree. Jan 1, 1963 MLK Jr, Awarded Man of the Year He is man of the year. Aug 28, 1963 MLK Jr. Gives His Famous Speech MLK Jr. gives his famous "I have a dream" speech. Apr 4, 1968 MLK Jr. Dies Martin Luther King Jr. is assasinated on a motel balcony.