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Fort Worth - Historical Events
Date Event
1922-03-02

WBAP-AM, Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting

1922-05-02

WBAP-AM begins broadcasting from Fort Worth, Texas

1923-01-04

1st broadcast of "Barn Dance Show" (WBAP - Fort Worth Texas)

1934-04-18

1st "Washateria" (laundromat) opens (Fort Worth, Tx)

1941-06-07

45th US Golf Open: Craig Wood shoots a 284 at Colonial Club Fort Worth

1948-09-28

WBAP-TV, (NBC affiliate) Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting

1948-09-29

WBAP (now KXAS) TV channel 5 in Fort Worth-Dallas, TX (NBC) begins

1949-03-02

Lucky Lady II (USAF B-50 Superfortress), completes 1st nonstop round- the-world flight at Fort Worth, Tx, covering 23,452-mis in 94 hrs

1949-03-08

WBAP-FM, Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting

1949-09-17

WFAA TV channel 8 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting

1949-12-03

KRLD (now KDFW) TV channel 4 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (CBS) begins

1955-09-11

KTVT TV channel 11 in Fort Worth-Dallas, TX (IND) begins broadcasting

1957-02-21

Dodgers (Fort Worth) & Cubs (LA) "trade" minor league franchises

1959-12-22

Continental League awards its last franchise to Dallas-Fort Worth

1962-09-18

Charlie Finley is denied permission to move As to Dallas-Fort Worth

1967-10-01

KBFI (now KDAF) TV channel 33 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (IND) begins

1968-02-05

KDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (IND) begins broadcasting

1983-06-14

5 killed in a fire at a Ramada Inn in Fort Worth, Tx

1985-08-02

Delta Lockheed L-1011 crashes at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, 137 die

1988-04-10

Herschel Walker performs Fort Worth Ballet

1992-12-06

81st Davis Cup: USA beats Switzerland in Fort Worth (3-1)

1997-05-25

David Frost wins Golf's Colonial Final in Fort Worth Texas

2003-05-22

In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika S├Ârenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years.

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Fort Worth - Notable Birthdays

Byron NelsonFeb 4, 1912

Ornette ColemanMar 9, 1930

Roger MillerJan 2, 1936

Kelly ClarksonApr 24, 1982

Fort Worth - Birthdays
Date Event
1899-06-22

Dorothy Devore, Fort Worth TX, actress (Narrow Street, Senior Daredevil)

1907-08-03

Adrienne Ames, Fort Worth TX, actress (Death Kiss, Panama Patrol)

1910-06-18

Ray McKinley, Fort Worth Tx, orchestra leader/drummer (Glenn Miller Time)

1912-02-04

Byron Nelson, Fort Worth Tx, PGA golfer (won 19 tournaments in 1945)

1921-11-20

Phyllis Thaxter, Portland Maine, actress (Nora, Fort Worth), (d. 2012)

1924-09-13

Norman Alden, Fort Worth Tx, actor (Pilaski-Hennesey, Al-Fay), (d. 2012)

1925-08-16

Fess Parker, Fort Worth Texas, actor (Davy Crockett, Old Yeller)

1930-03-09

Ornette Coleman, Fort Worth, Texas, American jazz composer (Downbeat Musician of Year 1966)

1931-09-21

Larry Hagman, Fort Worth Tx, TV actor (I Dream of Jeannie, JR-Dallas), (d. 2012)

1932-07-01

Bobby Day, [Robert Byrd], Fort Worth Tx, rock vocalist (Rockin' Robin)

1934-02-27

Van Williams, Fort Worth, Texas, American actor (Green Hornet, Tycoon)

1936-01-02

Roger Miller, Fort Worth Tx, country singer (King of the Road, Dang Me)

1938-10-02

Rex Reed, Fort Worth Tx, movie critic/actor (Myra Breckinridge)

1941-03-10

Sandra Palmer, Fort Worth TX, LPGA golfer (1986 Mayflower Classic)

1943-02-06

Gayle Hunnicutt, Fort Worth Tx, actress (Legend of Hell House, Dallas)

1943-06-04

Sandra Haynie, Fort Worth TX, LPGA golfer (1974 US Women's Open)

1944-01-06

Robert Landers, Tarrant County TX, PGA golfer (Fort Worth-1976, 78, 80)

1948-12-07

Gary Morris, Fort Worth Tx, country singer/actor (Colbys)

1950-01-23

Richard Gilliland, Fort Worth Tx, actor (Jonesy-Waltons, Tom-Heartland)

1953-11-03

Kate Capshaw [Nail], Fort Worth, Texas, American actress (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom)

1954-12-02

Danielle Alexander, Fort Worth Tx, country music pianist

1961-03-25

Mark David Brooks, Fort Worth TX, PGA golfer (1994 Kemper Open)

1962-09-16

Kimberly McArthur, Fort Worth Texas, playmate (January, 1982)

1963-05-29

Lisa Whelchel, Fort Worth Texas, actress (Blair-Facts of Life)

1965-01-02

Greg Swindell, Fort Worth TX, pitcher (Houston Astros, Cleve Indians)

1967-03-01

George Eads, Fort Worth Texas, American actor (CSI)

1968-04-15

Billy Brewer, Fort Worth Texas, pitcher (NY Yankees)

1969-07-22

Kasey Dunn, 2003 PlainsCapital Fort Worth Bowl

1982-04-24

Kelly Clarkson, Fort Worth, Texas, American singer and winner of the inaugural season of TV series American Idol

Fort Worth - Deaths
Date Event
1987-03-02

Randolph Scott, actor (Fort Worth, Gung Ho, Jesse James), dies at 89

1993-07-15

David Brian, US actor (Damned Don't Cry, Fort Worth), dies at 78

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