Although the name " Michael" appeared on his birth certificate, his name was later changed to Martin Luther in honor of German reformer Martin Luther. Martin Luther King was born in Atlanta Georgia, on January 15 1929.
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King' s legal name at birth was Michael King, and his father was also born Michael King, but, after a period of gradual transition on the elder King' s part, he changed both his and his son' s names in 1934.