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Texas - Notable Historical Events

Moses AustinJan 17, 1821

Davy CrockettJan 5, 1836

Samuel ColtMar 5, 1836

Andrew JacksonMar 3, 1837

Andrew JohnsonAug 20, 1865

Clyde BarrowApr 1, 1934

Betsy RawlsOct 31, 1954

JFKNov 21, 1963

Jack RubyMar 14, 1964

Lyndon B. JohnsonSep 15, 1966

Nolan RyanMay 1, 1991

Alanis MorissetteSep 29, 1996

Oprah WinfreyFeb 26, 1998

George W. BushNov 16, 2010

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Texas - Historical Events
Date Event
1528-11-06

Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas.

1685-02-18

Fort St. Louis is established by a Frenchman at Matagorda Bay thus forming the basis for France's claim to Texas.

1821-01-17

Mexico permits Moses Austin & 300 US families to settle in Texas, after his death leaves to son Stephen

1823-01-03

Stephen F. Austin receives a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico.

1826-12-16

Benjamin W. Edwards rides into Mexican controlled Nacogdoches, Texas and declares himself ruler of the Republic of Fredonia.

1829-08-25

President Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican government refuses

1835-10-02

Battle of Gonzales fought between Texan settlers and Mexican forces. First engagement of the Texas revolution

1835-11-24

Texas Rangers, mounted police force authorized by Texas Provisional Government

1836-01-05

Davy Crockett arrives in Texas, just in time for the Alamo

1836-03-02

Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico

1836-03-05

Samuel Colt manufactures 1st pistol, 34-caliber "Texas" model

1836-03-06

Battle of the Alamo: after 13 days of fighting during Texas Revolution between 1,500 and 3,000 Mexicans overwhelmed the Texians at the Alamo. Between 182 and 257 Texians died, including William Travis, Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett.

1836-03-16

Texas approves a constitution

1836-03-17

Texas abolishes slavery

1836-04-21

Battle of San Jacinto, in which Texas wins independence from Mexico

1836-09-05

Sam Houston elected president of Republic of Texas

1836-10-22

Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected pres of Republic of Texas

1837-03-03

US President Andrew Jackson & Congress recognizes Republic of Texas

1842-03-05

Over 500 Mexican troops led by Rafael Vasquez invade Texas, briefly occupy San Antonio and then head back to the Rio Grande.

1845-03-01

President Tyler signs a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas

1845-07-04

Texas Congress votes for annexation to US

1845-10-13

Texas ratifies a state constitution

1845-12-29

Texas admitted as 28th state

1846-02-19

Texas state government formally installed in Austin

1846-04-25

Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican-American War.

1846-05-03

Mexican army surrounds fort in Texas

1846-05-08

1st major battle of Mexican War fought at Palo Alto, Texas

1848-02-02

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends Mexican War; US acquires Texas California, New Mexico & Arizona for $15 million

1848-05-19

Mexico gives Texas to US, ending the war

1855-02-14

Texas is linked by telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas.

1858-01-09

Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas, commits suicide.

1861-02-01

Texas secedes from the Union (US Civil War)

1861-03-16

Edward Clark became Governor of Texas, replacing Sam Houston, who was evicted from the office for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy (US Civil War)

1861-04-05

Federals abandon Ft Quitman, Texas

1861-04-25

Battle of Lavaca, Texas (US Civil War)

1861-05-16

Twiggs Surrender, San Antonio, Texas during US Civil war

1861-08-03

Federal fleet bombards Galveston, Texas

1861-08-12

Skirmish at Texas - rebels are attacked by Apache Indians

1862-02-21

Texas Rangers win Confederate victory at Battle of Val Verde, NM

1862-10-05

Federal fleet occupies Galveston, Texas

1863-01-01

Battle of Galveston, Texas-Confederates recapture the city

1863-09-08

Battle of Sabine Pass TX: 47 Texas volunteers repel Federal forces

1863-11-27

-29] Battle at Fort Esperanza Texas

1863-11-30

Confederate troops vacate Fort Esperanza, Texas

1864-08-04

Land & naval action new Brazos Santiago, Texas

1865-05-12

Last land action of Civil war at Palmito Ranch, Texas

1865-05-13

Battle of Palmito Ranch, near Brownsville, Texas: final engagement of the American Civil War, Private John Jefferson Williams of B Company, 34th Regiment Indiana Infantry is last man killed

1865-06-19

Union General Granger declares slaves are free in Texas

1865-08-20

President Andrew Johnson proclaims an end to "insurrection" in Texas

1868-06-01

Texas constitutional convention meets in Austin

1870-03-30

Texas becomes last confederate state readmitted to Union

1874-01-17

Armed Democrats seize Texas government ending Radical Reconstruction

1881-04-14

The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight erupts in El Paso, Texas.

1886-10-12

Hurricane & sea surge kills 250 at Indianola Texas

1891-09-03

Cotton pickers organize union & stage strike in Texas

1895-08-19

American frontier murderer and outlaw, John Wesley Hardin, is killed by an off-duty policeman in a saloon in El Paso, Texas.

1896-05-15

Tornado kills 78 in Texas

1899-06-29

Brazo River in Texas floods 12 miles wide causing $10 mil damage

1900-09-08

6,000 killed when a hurricane & tidal wave strikes Galveston, Texas

1901-01-10

Oil discovered in Texas

1901-07-24

O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.

1902-04-07

Texas Oil Company (Texaco) forms

1904-10-29

First intercity trucking service (Colorado City & Snyder, Texas)

1906-08-13

Black soldiers raid Brownsville Texas

1915-08-25

Hurricane kills 275 in Galveston, Texas with $50 million damage

1915-09-22

Southern Methodist University (Dallas Texas) holds its 1st class

1917-08-23

Race riot in Houston Texas (2 blacks & 11 whites killed)

1917-10-19

Love Field in Dallas, Texas is opened.

1919-07-13

Race riots in Longview & Gregg counties Texas

1922-03-02

WBAP-AM, Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting

1922-05-02

WBAP-AM begins broadcasting from Fort Worth, Texas

1922-11-20

Zoe Akins' "Texas Nightingale" premieres in NYC

1923-01-04

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

1924-11-09

Miriam (Ma) Ferguson becomes 1st elected woman governor (of Texas)

1925-01-08

1st all-female US state supreme court appointed, Texas

1925-10-16

Texas School Board prohibits teaching of evolution

1925-12-15

1st road with a depressed trough (Texas) opens to traffic

1930-05-13

Farmer killed by hail in Lubbock, Texas; only known fatality due to hail

1932-01-26

KUT-AM in Austin Texas changes call letters to KNOW

1933-02-08

-23°F (-31°C), Seminole, Texas (state record)

1934-04-01

Clyde Barrow kills two young highway patrolmen, H. D. Murphy and Edward Bryant Wheeler, at the intersection of Route 114 and Dove Road near Grapevine, Texas. Bonnie Parker's role in the murders was greatly exaggerated, but helped turn public perception against the gang for good

1936-08-12

120°F (49°C), Seymour, Texas (state record)

1937-03-18

Gas explosion in school in New London Texas: 294 die

1938-11-28

4th Heisman Trophy Award: Davey O'Brien, Texas Christian (QB)

1940-03-14

27 killed, 15 injured when truck full of migrant workers collides with a train outside McAllen, Texas

1941-06-20

German U-203 fails on torpedo attack on US battleship Texas

1943-02-24

Texas League announces it will quit for the duration of WW II

1943-06-16

Race riot in Beaumont Texas (2 die)

1943-06-19

Race riot in Beaumont Texas

1943-09-07

Fire in decrepit old Gulf Hotel kills 45 (Houston, Texas)

1946-06-21

10 die in fire at Baker Hotel, Dallas Texas

1947-04-09

Tornadoes striking West Texas & Oklahoma kill 169, injuring 1,300

1947-04-16

Massive explosion & fire kills 522 in Texas City, Tx

1947-04-19

French ship explodes in Texas City harbor, kills about 522

1948-09-28

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

1949-03-08

WBAP-FM, Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting

1949-11-28

"Texas, Li'l Darlin'" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 293 perfs

1950-09-09

"Texas, Li'l Darlin'" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 293 perfs

1951-10-19

Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Texas Women's Golf Open

1952-01-24

1st NFL team in Texas, Dallas Texans formerly NY Yanks

1952-10-28

Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Women's Texas Golf Open

1953-05-11

Tornado kills 114 in Waco Texas ($39M damage)

1953-05-25

1st non-commercial educational television station-Houston, Texas

1954-10-18

Texas Instruments Inc. announces the first transistor radio.

1954-10-31

Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Texas Golf Open

1956-04-26

First modern container ship, the Ideal X, leaves Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas

1956-08-30

White mob prevents enrollment of blacks at Mansfield High School, Texas

1957-06-27

Hurricane Audrey, kills 526 in Louisiana & Texas

1957-11-02

The Levelland UFO Case in Levelland, Texas, generates national publicity, and remains one of the most impressive UFO cases in American history.

1957-12-03

23rd Heisman Trophy Award: John Crow, Texas A&M (HB)

1958-08-21

KUT-FM in Austin Texas begins radio transmissions

1959-02-01

Texas Instruments requests patent of IC (Integrated Circuit)

1960-08-18

1st photograph bounced off a satellite, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Richardson, Texas

1961-05-08

1st practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport, Texas

1961-09-15

Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 mph

1963-08-13

US Customs agents confiscate 21 gold coins from Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas

1963-11-21

JFK flies to Texas

1963-11-22

American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas

1964-03-14

Dallas, Texas; Jack Ruby sentenced to death for Lee Harvey Oswald's murder

1966-03-19

28th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Texas Western beats Ky 72-65

1966-08-01

Charles Whitman wounds 31 & kills 16 at University of Texas

1966-09-15

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to the United States Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.

1967-09-05

-23] Hurricane Beuleah, kills 54 in Caribbean, Mexico & Texas

1967-09-20

Hurricane Beulah hits Texas-Mexican border, kills 38

1967-10-22

17th Ryder Cup: US wins 23½-8½ at Champions Golf Club (Houston, Texas, US)

1968-01-04

Duck hunter accidentally shoots endangered whooping crane in Texas

1968-04-06

HemisFair 1968 opens in San Antonio, Texas

1969-08-30

120,000 attend Texas International Pop Festival

1970-07-30

-Aug 5] Hurricane Celia, kills 31 in Cuba, Florida & Texas

1970-09-12

Phyllis Ann George (Texas), 21, crowned 43rd Miss America 1971

1971-09-21

AL OKs Washington Senator move to Arlington (Texas Rangers)

1971-10-24

Texas Stadium opens-Cowboys beat Patriots 44-21

1972-08-11

"Cheech & Chong Day" in San Antonio Texas

1973-06-07

Rangers draft Texas high school pitcher David Clyde #1

1973-07-30

Texas Rangers Jim Bibby no-hits 1st-place Oakland, 6-0

1973-08-26

University of Texas (Arlington) is first accredited school to offer belly dancing

1973-09-08

Billy Martin named manager of Texas Rangers

1973-12-07

Phillies sell infielder-outfielder Cesar Tovar to the Texas Rangers

1974-09-07

Shirley Cothran (Texas), 21, crowned 47th Miss America 1975

1974-10-24

Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Texas Rangers)

1975-07-21

Billy Martin fired as Texas Rangers manager

1977-05-14

KC Royals Jim Colborn no-hits Texas Rangers, 6-0

1977-08-08

Texas Rangers turn their 1st triple play (vs A's)

1977-08-28

NY Yankee Ron Guidry faces just 28 men & beats Texas Rangers 1-0

1977-09-22

Preston Jones' "Texas Trilogy" premieres in NYC

1977-10-29

Texas' Russell Erideben kicks his 3rd 60 yard field goal of the season

1977-12-08

43rd Heisman Trophy Award: Earl Campbell, Texas (RB)

1978-02-14

1st "micro on a chip" patented by Texas Instruments

1978-04-14

WRR-AM in Dallas Texas changes call letters to KAAM

1978-11-10

Yanks trade Lyle, Rajsich, McCall, Heath & Ramos to Texas for Righetti, Mirabella, Beniquez, Jemison & Griffin

1979-02-24

Highest price ever paid for a pig, $42,500, Stamford, Texas

1979-04-10

Red River Valley Tornado Outbreak: A tornado lands in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people.

1979-07-25

109 cm rainfall at Alvin Texas (state record)

1979-11-01

Tanker Burmah Agate off Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 10.7 m gallons of oil, in US's worst oil spill disaster

1980-05-03

Texas Ranger Ferguson Jenkins becomes 4th to win 100 games in AL & NL

1980-08-04

-11] Hurricane Aline, kills 272 in Texas & Caribbean

1981-01-28

Olympic Glory tanker at Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 1 million gallons of oil in a ship collision

1982-05-31

"Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 63 perfs

1982-07-05

Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas

1982-07-15

Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via Dyess AFB, Texas

1982-07-24

"Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" closes at E O'Neill NYC after 63 perfs

1982-11-22

Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB, Texas

1982-12-07

In Texas, Charles Brooks, Jr. becomes the first person to be executed by lethal injection in the US.

1983-08-17

-19] Hurricane Alicia, kills 17 in Texas

1983-08-18

Hurricane Alicia battered Houston & Galveston, Texas

1983-08-19

Dodgers trade Dave Stewart & Ricky Wright to Texas for Rick Honeycut

1983-09-09

Challenger returns to Kennedy Space Center via Sheppard AFB, Texas

1983-11-12

4 die in a train crash in Marshall Texas

1984-09-30

California Angel Mike Witt, pitches a perfect game over Texas Rangers, 1-0

1985-03-23

Julian Lennon's 1st concert (San Antonio Texas)

1985-04-13

Atlantis ferried to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas

1985-05-13

Laura Elena Martinez-Herring, 21, (Texas), crowned 34th Miss USA

1985-07-30

Valerie Lowrance, of Texas, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss

1985-11-06

Exploratory well in Ranger, Texas, blows out, spilling 150,000 bbl (24,000 m3) of crude oil

1986-02-24

Texas Air buys Eastern Airlines for $676 million

1986-03-30

5th NCAA Women Basketball Championship: Texas beats Southern Cal 97-81

1986-05-20

Christy Fichtner, 23, (Texas), crowned 35th Miss USA

1986-09-01

Texas Rangers O McDowell & Porter are 7th to hit consecutive pinch HRs

1987-02-17

Michelle Renee Royer, 21, (Texas), crowned 36th Miss USA

1987-05-22

30 killed in a Texas tornado

1988-03-01

Courtney Gibbs Eplin, 21, (Texas), crowned 37th Miss USA

1988-07-16

San Antonio (Texas League) beats Jackson 1-0 in 26 innings

1988-09-10

-18] Hurricane Gilbert, kills 300 in Jamaica, Texas & Yucatan

1989-02-28

Gretchen Polhemus, 23, (Texas), crowned 38th Miss USA

1989-04-21

George W Bush & Edward W Rose become CEO of Texas Rangers

1989-10-14

Texas A&I, Johnny Bailey sets NCAA season rush record at 6,085 yards

1990-07-10

All star MVP: Julio Franco (Texas Rangers)

1991-05-01

Texas Ranger Nolan Ryan pitches record 7th no hitter (beats Toronto 3-0)

1991-10-16

George Jo Hennard, 35, kills 23 & himself & wounds 20 in Texas

1993-02-28

Gun battle erupts near Waco, Texas at Branch Davidian compound after FBI attempts a raid

1993-03-01

Authorities near Waco, Texas negotiate with Branch Davidians

1993-04-04

12th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Texas Tech beats OH State 84-82

1993-04-19

After a 51 day siege by the FBI 76 Branch Davidians die in a fire near Waco Texas (accident, suicide, tear gas are disputed causes)

1993-05-29

Texas Ranger Jose Canseco pitches 8th inning in 15-1 loss to Red Sox, he gives up 3 runs on 2 hits & 3 walks, he damages his arm

1993-10-27

Howard Stern's radio show begins broadcasting in El Paso Texas

1994-04-07

NY Yankees beat Texas Rangers 18-6

1994-06-25

111°F (43.9°C) at El Paso Texas

1994-06-26

112°F (44.4°C) at El Paso, Texas

1994-07-03

The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty six people were killed in crashes.

1994-07-28

Texas Ranger Kenny Rogers pitches baseball's 14th perfect game

1994-10-22

Statue of Sam Houston unveiled in Texas

1995-02-10

Chelsi Smith, 21, (Texas), crowned 44th Miss USA

1995-12-31

62nd Sugar Bowl: Virginia Tech beats Texas

1996-08-21

Christie Lee Woods, 18, of Texas, crowned 14th Miss Teen USA

1996-09-15

Texas Rangers retire their 1st number, Nolan Ryan's #34

1996-09-28

Troy Davis of Iowa State ran for 378 yards, 3rd highest in college football games (others: Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas & Alabama)

1996-09-29

Alanis Morissette ends her 1st US tour (Houston Texas)

1996-11-14

Texas Ranger Juan Gonzalez wins AL MVP

1997-05-02

Republic of Texas security chief Robert Scheidt surrenders

1997-05-25

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

1997-05-28

Tornado in Jarrell Texas kills at least 28

1997-06-12

1st ever baseball inter-league game SF Giants beat Texas Rangers 4-3

1997-09-21

Tim Herron wins Texas Golf Open shooting a 271

1997-10-04

Farm Aid 10 concert in Texas cancelled due to weak ticket sales and moved to Illinois

1998-01-14

Researchers in Dallas, Texas present findings about an enzyme that slows aging and cell death (apoptosis).

1998-02-03

Karla Faye Tucker is executed in Texas becoming the first woman executed in the United States since 1984.

1998-02-26

Oprah Winfrey found not guilty in beef defamation trial brought by Texas cattlemen

1998-06-07

James Byrd, Jr. is dragged to death by Shawn Allen Berry, Lawrence Russel Brewer, and John William King in Jasper, Texas in a racially-motivated hate crime.

1999-09-08

United States Attorney General Janet Reno names former Senator John Danforth to head an independent investigation of the 1993 fire at the Branch Davidian church near Waco, Texas in response to revelations in the film Waco: The Rules of Engagement contradicting the official government stories.

1999-11-18

In College Station, Texas, 12 are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when a massive bonfire under construction collapses.

2000-03-27

Phillips explosion of 2000 kills 1 and injures 71 in Pasadena, Texas.

2000-12-13

The "Texas 7" escape from the John Connally Unit near Kenedy, Texas later going on a crime spree and killing police officer Aubrey Hawkins

2000-12-24

The Texas 7 hold up a sports store in Irving, Texas. Police officer Aubrey Hawkins is shot during the robbery.

2001-06-05

Tropical Storm Allison makes landfall on the upper-Texas coastline as a strong tropical storm and dumps large amounts of rain over Houston. The storm caused $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the costliest tropical storm in U.S. history.

2002-09-08

Texas Rangers set a major league record by homering in their 26th consecutive game as Texas falls to the Tampa Bay

2002-10-31

A federal grand jury in Houston, Texas formally indicted former Enron Corp. chief financial officer Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice related to the collapse of his ex-employer.

2003-05-12

Fifty-nine Democratic lawmakers bring the Texas Legislature to a standstill by going into hiding in a dispute over a Republican congressional redistricting plan.

2003-05-22

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

2003-06-26

The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that gender-based sodomy laws are unconstitutional.

2005-03-23

A major explosion at the Texas City Refinery kills 15 workers.

2005-06-01

The longest oil/natural gas explosion in the Houston, Texas area occurs in Crosby, Texas. The drill was owned by the Louisiana Oil and Gas Company.

2005-09-24

Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.

2007-04-20

Johnson Space Center Shooting: A man with a handgun barricades himself in NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas before killing a male hostage and himself.

2007-08-22

The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.

2008-04-04

The raid on the FLDS owned ranch called the YFZ Ranch in Texas, 401 children were taken into custody. 133 woman were taken into state custody also, the total number of woman and children is 534.

2008-09-13

Hurricane Ike makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to Galveston Island, Houston and surrounding areas.

2009-06-11

A Texas mother was hit by lightning while standing in her kitchen inside her Texas home. Witnesses say the lightning came through a light fixture and struck her chest and exited her foot. Her 9-year-old son franticly called 9-1-1 to save her life. She had to spend three days in the hospital.

2009-11-05

US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan (US Army Medical Corps) killed 13 and wounded 43 at Fort Hood, Texas in the largest mass shooting ever at a US military installation.

2010-11-16

In University Park, Texas, the groundbreaking ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center takes place

2012-11-22

2 people are killed and 120 injured after a 100-vehicle pile-up in dense fog in Texas

2013-04-17

15 people are killed and 100 are injured after a fertilizer plant explodes in West, Texas

2013-08-08

4 people are killed and 4 are wounded in a shooting spree in Dallas, Texas

2014-09-30

A case of Ebola Virus reaches Dallas, Texas

2016-04-14

Texas 'affluenza' teen jailed for two years

2016-05-15

Bus Rollover in Texas Kills 8 and Injures 43

2016-05-26

Texas to sue to stop US government's transgender bathroom policy

2016-06-04

Five Soldiers Killed in Texas Floods

2016-07-31

Texas hot air balloon crash: 'No survivors' among 16 on board

2016-08-02

New Texas gun control law allows concealed guns on campus

2016-08-23

Texas judge blocks Obama's transgender bathroom directive

2017-03-30

13 Killed in Texas as Church Bus and Pickup Truck Collide

2017-03-30

Three tornado chasers die in Texas crash

2017-07-26

Survivors of Texas truck where 10 immigrants died seek to trade testimony for visas

2017-08-26

Harvey roars toward Texas as Category 4 hurricane

2017-11-06

Gunman kills at least 26 worshipers at small-town Texas church

2018-05-19

Teen gunman attacks Texas high school art class, kills 10

2018-06-18

5 dead as SUV being chased crashes in South Texas

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Texas - Notable Birthdays

Stephen Fuller AustinNov 3, 1793

Scott JoplinNov 24, 1868

Lyndon B. JohnsonAug 27, 1908

Bonnie ParkerOct 1, 1910

Sammy BaughMar 17, 1914

Tom BradleyDec 29, 1917

Tom LandrySep 11, 1924

Bill SharmanMay 25, 1926

Ornette ColemanMar 9, 1930

Ernie BanksJan 31, 1931

Willie NelsonApr 29, 1933

Buddy HollySep 7, 1936

Kenny RogersAug 21, 1938

Kathy WhitworthSep 27, 1939

Nancy RicheyAug 23, 1942

Sharon TateJan 24, 1943

Jimmy JohnsonJul 16, 1943

George W. BushJul 6, 1946

Nolan RyanJan 31, 1947

Farrah FawcettFeb 2, 1947

George ForemanJan 10, 1949

Shelley DuvallJul 7, 1949

Mike WeaverJun 13, 1951

Stevie Ray VaughanOct 3, 1954

Zina GarrisonNov 16, 1963

Ron GantMar 2, 1965

Greg MadduxApr 14, 1966

Owen WilsonNov 18, 1968

Matthew McConaugheyNov 4, 1969

Lance ArmstrongSep 18, 1971

Jennifer GarnerApr 17, 1972

Natalie MainesOct 14, 1974

Eva LongoriaMar 15, 1975

Marcus LuttrellNov 7, 1975

Jessica SimpsonJul 10, 1980

Beyoncé KnowlesSep 4, 1981

Kelly ClarksonApr 24, 1982

Andy RoddickAug 30, 1982

Hilary DuffSep 28, 1987

Texas - Birthdays
Date Event
1788-04-14

David G. Burnet, interim president of the Republic of Texas (d. 1870)

1793-03-02

Sam[uel] Houston, 1st president of Texas (1836-38, 1841-44)

1793-11-03

Stephen Fuller Austin, Virginia USA, colonized Texas

1798-01-20

Anson Jones, 5th and last President of Texas (d. 1858)

1815-10-16

Francis Lubbock, Governor of Texas (d. 1905)

1829-09-24

Charles S. West, Texas jurist and politician (d. 1885)

1845-01-16

Charles D. Sigsbee, Captain Sigsbee on Deck of the U.S. Battleship Texas

1846-07-26

Texas Jack Omohundro, American frontier scout, actor, and cowboy (d. 1880)

1856-03-11

George Durham, Texas Rangers

1867-02-25

Giles Warren, A Texas Steer

1868-11-24

Scott Joplin, Texas, US ragtime entertainer and composer (The Entertainer)

1868-12-22

John Nance Garner, Texas, (VP-D-1933-41)

1875-9-17

E.A. Martin, The Heart of Texas Ryan

1876-04-21

Tex Cooper, Trouble in Texas

1878-12-30

Pearl Early, Springtime in Texas

1880-08-10

Robert L. Thornton, American businessman, philanthropist, and Mayor of Dallas, Texas (d. 1964)

1882-07-10

Ima Hogg, Texas art patron/founder of Houston Symphony

1882-08-09

Alice Fleming, Lone Texas Ranger

1883-9-06

June Pickerell, Texas Masquerade

1884-01-12

Texas Guinan, American actress (d. 1933)

1884-01-12

Texas Guinan, The Gun Woman

1885-04-08

John Herring, Young Guns of Texas

1885-06-11

Charles Huber, The Girl from Texas

1886-03-13

Henry Roquemore, Texas Terror

1888-03-08

Walter Prescott Webb, The Texas Rangers

1889-02-17

H[aroldson] L Hunt, Texas oil multi-millionaire

1890-05-11

Woodall Rodgers, mayor of Dallas, Texas (d. 1961)

1890-07-05

Bessie Eyton, The Heart of Texas Ryan

1891-03-29

Bob Roper, Under Texas Skies

1892-02-13

E. Baucin, Texas to Bataan

1893-07-19

Gus Peterson, Trouble in Texas

1893-09-24

Blind Lemon Jefferson, Coutchman, Texas, blues singer and guitarist, (d. 1929)

1894-11-29

Yakima Canutt, [Enos Edward], Colfax WA, actor/dir (Texas Terror)

1895-04-09

Mance Lipscomb, Texas, blues musician (Texas Sharecropper)

1895-07-21

Ken Maynard, Texas, cowboy/actor/producer (Bigfoot)

1895-07-23

Florence Vidor, [Arto], Houston Texas, actress (Jack Knife Man)

1899-06-30

Madge Bellamy [Margaret Derden Philpott], Hillsboro, Texas, American actress (White Zombie, The Iron Horse)

1899-12-21

Guy Wilkerson, TX, actor (Dead or Alive, West of Texas, Shootin' Iron)

1899-12-22

Wiley Post, Texas, aviation pioneer

1900-08-11

Charles William Paddock, Texas, American athlete and 100m record breaker (Olympic-2 gold-1920) (d. 1943)

1901-03-21

Carmelita Geraghty, Rushville IN, actress (My Best Girl, Texas Ranger)

1903-07-18

Chill Wills, Seagoville Texas, actor (Fronteir Circus, Rounders)

1903-09-13

Claudette Colbert, [Lily Chauchoin], Paris, actress (Texas Lady)

1903-10-17

Irene Ryan, El Paso Texas, actress (Granny-Beverly Hillbillies)

1904-12-25

Edward Petzoldt, Texas Draw

1905-03-23

Joan Crawford, [Lucille Le Sueur], Texas, actress (Mildred Pierce), (d. 1977)

1906-01-12

Tex Ritter, Texas, country singer (5 Star Jubilee, Wayward Wind)

1906-03-28

Robert (Bob) Allen, actor (Texas Rangers)

1907-03-18

Lucile Browne, Texas Terror

1907-03-26

Bill Hunter, Texas Masquerade

1908-07-26

Arnold Clack, Texas Renegades

1908-08-27

Lyndon B. Johnson, Stonewall Texas, (D) 36th US President (1963-1969), (d. 1973)

1908-10-30

Stuart Hamblen, Texas, singer/composer (This Old House)

1909-08-01

Jack Lait Jr., Texas Masquerade

1909-10-15

Texas Jim Lewis, Swingin' in the Barn

1909-9-03

Morrison B. Paul, Man from Texas

1910-04-18

Ralph G. Hansen, The Eyes of Texas

1910-10-01

Bonnie Parker, Rowena, Texas, outlaw (Bonnie and Clyde), (d. 1934)

1910-10-10

Price Daniel, (Gov/Sen-D-Texas)

1911-06-26

Babe Didrikson Zaharias [Mildred Ella], Port Arthur, Texas, American athlete (U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame)

1911-11-18

Lucille Powers, The Texas Bad Man

1911-12-15

Sergio de Karlo, Robin Hood of Texas

1912-01-11

Donald Barry, Houston Texas, actor (Mr Gallo-Mr Novak)

1912-01-11

Thomas "Schoolboy" Rowe, Waco Texas, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)

1912-03-08

Preston Smith, Governor of Texas (d. 2003)

1912-03-15

Lightnin' [Sam] Hopkins, Texas, blues stylist (Ball of Twine)

1912-03-27

Homer Callahan, Springtime in Texas

1913-08-21

John Henry Faulk, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

1913-11-11

Josephine Nichols, Texas

1914-03-17

Sammy Baugh, Temple Texas, NFL hall of famer QB (Washington Redskins)

1914-03-17

Sammy Baugh, King of the Texas Rangers

1914-11-11

Perry Bass, Texas billionaire

1915-02-05

Danny Morton, Eyes of Texas

1915-02-21

Ann Sheridan, Denton Texas, actress (Dodge City, Another World)

1915-08-15

Ace Dehne, The Texas Marshal

1915-08-16

Al Hibbler, Texas Tenor: The Illinois Jacquet Story

1916-06-20

T. Texas Tyler, Horsemen of the Sierras

1916-08-18

Ted Martine, Crusader vs the State of Texas

1917-02-27

John Connally, (Gov-D/R-Texas), shot in Kennedy motorcade

1917-02-27

John Connally, LBJ: Part 1 - Beautiful Texas

1917-05-19

Ferdinando Baldi, Texas, Adios

1917-12-25

Wadim Berestowski, Rancho Texas

1917-12-29

Tom Bradley, Calvert Texas, American politician (Mayor-D-LA) (1973-1993)

1918-04-07

Ronald Howard, Norwood England, actor (Naked Edge, Africa-Texas Style)

1919-03-24

Walt Jenevein, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

1919-10-28

Bernhard Wicki, Paris, Texas

1919-11-16

Glen Turnbull, A Texas Million

1920-05-16

Dave Philley, Paris, Texas, Major League Baseball switch-hitter (record 9 straight pinch hits), (d. 2012)

1920-06-12

Jim Siedow, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

1920-07-27

Beatrice Pearson, Dennison Texas, actress (Moving Finger)

1921-08-19

Gene Roddenberry, El Paso Texas, executive producer (Star Trek)

1922-12-12

Cecil Payne, Texas Tenor: The Illinois Jacquet Story

1922-12-22

James C Wright Jr, (Rep-D-Texas), Speaker of House (1987-89)

1922-9-29

Lou Dinning, That Texas Jamboree

1923-04-23

Dolph Briscoe, Governor of Texas

1923-10-16

Linda Darnell, Dallas, Texas, American actress (Unfaithfully Yours, A Letter to Three Wives)

1923-12-25

Louis Lane, Eagle Pass Texas, conductor (Oere Orch 1968-73)

1924-01-11

Don Cherry, Wichita Texas, singer (Dean Martin Summer Show)

1924-03-29

Ginger Dinning, That Texas Jamboree

1924-04-06

Dorothy Donegan, Texas Tenor: The Illinois Jacquet Story

1924-08-16

Benny Bartlett, The Texas Rangers

1924-08-30

Kenny Dorham [McKinley], Fairfield, Texas, jazz trumpeter, (d. 1972)

1924-09-11

Tom Landry, Mission Texas, NFL player (NY Giants)/coach (Dallas Cowboys)

1924-10-07

Temple Texas, The Centennial

1925-06-20

Audie Murphy, Kingston, Texas, most decorated American WW II hero/actor (Destry, Joe Butterfly)

1925-08-16

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

1925-09-29

Steve Forrest, Huntsville, Texas, American actor (Ben-Dallas, SWAT), (d. 2013)

1926-05-25

Bill Sharman, Abilene Texas, Hall of Fame basketball player (Boston Celtics)

1927-02-25

Dick Jones, Snyder Texas, actor (Buffalo Bill Jr)

1927-04-22

Dorita Pallais, The Kid from Texas

1927-07-23

Elliot McKay See Jr, Dallas Texas, astronaut

1927-09-22

Eligio [Kika] De La Garza, (Rep-D-Texas, 1965- )

1927-12-02

James A. Clark, Spindletop - The First Great Texas Oil Strike (January 10, 1901)

1927-9-02

Leonard Katzman, Walker, Texas Ranger

1928-08-21

Don Crabtree, Texas

1928-08-29

Thomas Stewart, San Saba Texas, baritone (La Roche Capriccio)

1928-12-10

Dan Blocker, De Kalb Texas, American actor (Tiny-Cimarron City, Hoss-Bonanza)

1928-12-31

Amarillo Slim [Thomas Preston], Amarillo Texas, hall of fame professional poker player (1971 World Series main event), (d. 2012)

1929-01-01

Larry L. King, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

1929-04-17

Don Winters, The Texas Rangers

1929-04-28

Carolyn Jones, Amarillo Texas, actress (Morticia-Addams Family)

1929-05-17

Miriam Byrd-Nethery, Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

1929-08-12

Buck Owens, [Alvis Edgar], Sherman Texas, country singer (Hee Haw)

1929-08-22

Harry McPherson, Tyler, Texas, presidential counsel (Lyndon Johnson) and lobbyist, (d. 2012)

1930-01-05

Edward Galven Givens Jr, Quanah Texas, Major USAF/astronaut

1930-03-09

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

1930-03-26

Sandra Day O'Connor, Texas, 1st woman Supreme Court Justice (1981- )

1930-06-12

Jim Nabors, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

1930-06-27

H Ross Perot, Texas, billionaire/presidental candidate (1992)

1930-09-17

Edgar Dean Mitchell, Hereford Texas, Capt USN/astronaut (Apollo 14)

1930-10-11

Sam Johnson, San Antonio, Texas, American politician (Rep-R-Texas)

1930-11-14

Edward H White II, San Antonio Texas, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4)

1931-01-31

Ernie Banks, Dallas Texas, "Mr Cub" Chicago Cubs, Hall-of-Famer (short stop/1st baseman)

1931-08-15

Carol Kelly, Terror in a Texas Town

1931-08-31

Noble [Henry] Willingham, Mineola, Texas, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger, The Corndog Man)

1931-10-31

Dan Rather, Wharton, Texas, American journalist and news anchor (CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes)

1932-01-02

Dabney Coleman, Austin Texas, (That Girl, Mary Hartman, Buffalo Bill)

1932-02-04

Ivan Davis, Electra Texas, pianist/writer (Hunger, Corn is Green)

1932-03-15

Alan Lavern Bean, Wheeler Texas, Capt USN/astronaut (Ap 12, Skylab 3)

1932-04-01

Debbie Reynolds, El Paso Texas, actress (Singin' in the Rain)

1932-05-30

Pauline Oliveros, Houston Texas, composer (Sound Patterns)

1932-09-29

Robert Benton, Texas, writer/director (Kramer vs Kramer)

1933-02-27

Raymond Berry, Texas, NFL hall of famer (Baltimore Colts)

1933-03-09

William McBeth, Ropesville, Texas, composer, (d. 2012)

1933-04-29

Willie Nelson, Abbott Texas, American country singer (On the Road Again)

1933-09-01

Ann W. Richards, Lakeview Texas, American politician

1933-11-03

Michael Dukakis, Ann Richards' Texas

1933-11-25

Kathryn Grant Crosby, Houston Texas, actress (Mr Cory, Big Circus)

1933-9-01

Ann Richards, Ann Richards' Texas

1934-02-27

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

1934-03-11

Sam Donaldson, El Paso Texas, ABC White House correspondent (Prime Time)

1934-06-01

Peter Masterson, Houston Texas, actor (Ambush Bay)

1934-10-03

Harold Ralph Henning, Johannesburg South Africa, PGA golfer (1966 Texas Open)

1934-11-10

Norm Cash, Eldorado Texas, 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers)

1934-12-15

Elisa Montés, Texas, Adios

1935-08-18

Rafer Johnson, Hillsboro Texas, decathlete (Olympics-gold-60)

1935-09-19

Robert Kruger, (Sen-D Texas)

1936-09-07

Buddy Holly [Charles Holley], Lubbock Texas, American musician (Peggy Sue, That'll Be the Day), (d. 1959)

1937-05-09

Sonny Curtis, Texas, guitarist (Crickets)

1938-03-03

Pacho Lane, Texas Style

1938-03-07

Homero Blancas, Houston Texas, PGA golfer (1972 Phoenix Open)

1938-04-10

Don Meredith, Mount Vernon Texas, NFL QB (Cowboys)/Mon Night Football

1938-06-21

Ron Ely, Hereford, Texas, American actor (Tarzan, Doc Savage)

1938-08-21

Kenny Rogers, Houston Texas, singer (Through the Years)

1938-08-23

Viva, Paris, Texas

1938-10-26

Charles W Stenholm, (Rep-D-Texas, 1979- )

1938-11-06

P J Proby, [James Marcus Smith], Houston Texas, American rocker

1939-01-01

Harlan Jordan, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

1939-04-07

Donald L Holmquest, Dallas Texas, astronaut

1939-05-18

Glen Hardin, Texas, rocker (Crickets)

1939-05-27

Don Williams, Floydada Texas, country singer (I Believe in You)

1939-07-15

Jim Crow, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

1939-09-27

Kathy Whitworth, Monahans Texas, golfer (7 time LPGA Player of Year)

1940-01-04

Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)

1940-05-19

Frank Lorenzo, airline executive (Continental, Texas Air, Eastern)

1940-07-07

Richard K Armey, (Rep-R-Texas, 1985- )

1940-07-19

Vikki Carr [Florencia Vicenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona)], El Paso Texas, singer (Let it Be Him)

1940-07-26

Dobie Gray, Brookshire Texas, American singer (Drift Away)

1940-08-03

Lance Alworth, Houston Texas, NFL hall of famer (Charger, Cowboys)

1940-11-23

George Parnham, The State of Texas vs. Andrea Yates

1941-07-03

Wylie Walker Vale, Houston, Texas, Endocrinologist who discovered the stress hormone

1941-08-12

L.M. Kit Carson, Paris, Texas

1941-10-12

Craig A Washington, (Rep-D-Texas)

1941-11-01

Joe Louis Caldwell, Texas City, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1964)

1941-11-01

Robert Foxworth, Houston Texas, actor (Chase-Falcon Crest, Frankenstein)

1941-11-06

Doug Sahm, San Antonio Texas, country singer (Texas Tornadoes-Dinero)

1942-01-21

Mac Davis, Lubbock, Texas, American country music singer-songwriter, actor (Mac Davis Show, North Dallas 40)

1942-07-08

Phil Gramm, (Sen-R Texas, 1985- )

1942-07-23

Allen Danziger, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

1942-08-22

Alta Christopher, Texas Longhorn

1942-08-23

Nancy Richey Gunther, San Angelo Texas, tennis player (US Doubles 1965, 66)

1942-10-22

Bobby Fuller, Baytown, Texas, American rock vocalist/guitarist (Bobby Fuller Four)

1943-01-24

Sharon Tate, Dallas Texas, actress (Valley of the Dolls)

1943-01-25

Tobe Hooper, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

1943-03-17

Don Mitchell, Houston Texas, actor (Mark-Ironside), (d. 2013)

1943-04-21

Alana Ladd, Young Guns of Texas

1943-04-29

Duane Allen, Taylortown Texas, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)

1943-07-16

Jimmy Johnson, Port Arthur Texas, NFL coach (Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins)

1943-07-22

Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Senator from Texas

1943-09-03

Valerie Perrine, Galveston, Texas, American actress and model (Steam Bath, Superman, Lenny)

1943-09-19

Joe Morgan, Bonham, Texas, American MLB 2nd baseman (Reds)/commentator (ESPN)

1943-10-18

Lee Lund, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

1944-03-07

Townes Van Zandt, Texas, singer/songwriter (Kathleen, Loretta), (d. 1997)

1944-05-27

Robert A. Burns, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

1944-08-15

Linda Ellerbee, Bryan Texas, newscaster (Weekend, NBC Overnight)

1944-08-27

G W Bailey, Port Arthur, Texas, American actor (Police Academy, The Closer)

1944-11-26

Jean Terrell, Texas, rocker (Supremes)

1945-05-30

Meredith MacRae, Houston Texas, actress (Petticoat Junction, My 3 Sons)

1945-07-12

Edwin Neal, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

1945-08-15

Duffy Dyer, Texas Rangers vs. Milwaukee Brewers

1945-10-02

Frank Tejeda, (Rep-D-Texas)

1945-10-09

Jeannie C Riley, Texas, singer (Harper Valley PTA, Hee Haw)

1945-10-26

Jaclyn Smith, Houston, Texas, American actress (Charlie's Angels, The Bourne Identity)

1945-11-16

Steve Railsback, Dallas, Texas, American actor (The Stunt Man, Escape 2000)

1946-01-19

Kim Henkel, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

1946-04-01

William Frederick Fisher, Dallas Texas, MD/astronaut (STS 51-I)

1946-07-06

George W. Bush Jr, New Haven, Connecticut, 43rd President of the United States (2001-09) and 46th Governor of Texas (1995-2000) (R-TX)

1946-08-15

Kathryn Jean Whitmire, Houston Texas, (4 time Mayor-Houston)

1946-09-02

Billy Preston, Houston, Texas, American soul musician/singer and pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show)

1946-11-22

Paul A. Partain, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

1946-12-02

Bill Bragg, Texas: The Big Picture

1947-01-31

Nolan Ryan, Refugio Texas, MLB pitcher (Mets, Angels, Astros) (7 no-hitters, 5,714 Ks)

1947-02-02

Farrah Fawcett, Texas, actress (Charley's Angels, Burning Bed)

1947-03-04

Gunnar Hansen, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

1947-04-08

Tom DeLay, Laredo, Texas, American politician (Rep-R-Texas, 1985-2006)

1947-07-15

Pamela Myers, Murder in Texas

1947-10-17

Gene Green, (Rep-D-Texas)

1947-11-19

Lamar Smith, (Rep-R-Texas)

1948-01-15

Kamal Güney, In the Name of Love: A Texas Tragedy

1948-02-08

Dan Seals, McCamey Texas, country singer (England Dan & John Ford Coley-You Still Move Me)

1948-06-19

Phylicia Rashad, Houston, Texas, American actress and singer (The Cosby Show, One Life to Live)

1948-07-12

Jay Thomas [Jon Thomas Terrell], Kermit, Texas, American actor and comedian (Cheers, Murphy Brown)

1948-07-22

Robert Courtin, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

1948-12-06

JoBeth Williams, Houston Texas, actress (Kramer vs Kramer, Poltergeist)

1948-12-25

Barbara Mandrell, Houston Texas, singer/TV host (Mandrell Sisters)

1949-01-10

George Foreman, Marshall Texas, American World Heavyweight boxing champ (1973-74, 95)

1949-01-10

Teresa Graves, Houston Texas, actress (Laugh-in, Get Christie Love)

1949-02-02

Brent Spiner, Houston, Texas, American actor (Data-Star Trek the Next Generation)

1949-05-07

Marilyn Burns, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

1949-06-11

Frank Beard, Frankston Texas, US country rock drummer (ZZ Top)

1949-07-07

Shelley Duvall, Houston Texas, actress (Popeye, Faery Tale Theater)

1949-09-15

Joe Barton, Waco Texas, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives since 1985)

1949-12-02

Ron Raines, Teax City, Texas, actor (Guiding Light)

1949-12-16

Billy Gibbons, Houston Texas, jazz/rock guitarist (Moving Sidewalks, ZZ Top)

1950-01-16

Debbie Allen, Houston Texas, dancer/actress (3 Girls 3, Lydia-Fame)

1950-02-09

Joseph Owmby, The State of Texas vs. Andrea Yates

1950-03-04

Rick Perry, Governor of Texas

1950-04-09

Kenneth D Cockrell, Austin Texas, Astronaut (STS 56, 69, 80)

1950-05-03

Tom Farrell, Paris, Texas

1950-08-07

Rodney Crowell, Houston Texas, country singer (She's Crazy for Leavin')

1950-08-22

Ray Burris, Texas Rangers vs. Milwaukee Brewers

1950-10-01

Randy Quaid, Houston Texas, actor (Midnight Express, Vacation, Saturday Night Live)

1950-12-25

Karl Rove, Last Man Standing: Politics Texas Style

1951-01-12

Drew Pearson, Live from Smashburger Dallas Texas

1951-01-16

Karl Kases, Walker, Texas Ranger

1951-02-17

Dirty Harry, Texas Vibrator Massacre

1951-05-03

Christopher Cross, [Geppert], Texas, singer (Sailing, Arthur's Theme)

1951-05-03

Chris Cross, San Antonio Texas, American singer-songwriter ("Arthur's Theme")

1951-06-13

Mike Weaver, Gatesville Texas, WBA World Heavyweight Champion

1951-07-18

Ken Evert, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

1951-08-18

Teri McMinn, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

1951-08-31

Randy Hamilton, Texas

1951-09-04

Judith Ivey, El Paso Texas, actress (Lady in Red, Hello Again)

1951-09-08

Randy T Odle, Port Arthur Texas, astronaut

1951-11-24

Chet Edwards, (Rep-D-Texas)

1951-12-16

Bill Johnson, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

1952-02-02

John Cornyn, Doctor Death and His Accomplice/Texas

1952-02-27

Dwight Elmo Jones, Houston Texas, basketball player (Olymp-silver-1972)

1952-04-01

Annette O'Toole, Houston Texas, actress (Cat People, Superman III)

1952-05-07

Gail Benedict, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

1952-05-18

George Strait, Pearsall Tx, country singer (All My Exes Live in Texas)

1952-08-18

Patrick Swayze, Houston Texas, actor/dancer (Dirty Dancing, Ghost)

1952-11-11

Saulo Laranjeira, Minas-Texas

1952-12-31

David Warren Gibson, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

1953-01-05

Jim Gantner, Texas Rangers vs. Milwaukee Brewers

1953-01-15

Randy White, LIVE from Kelly's in Allen Texas Guest: Jeremy Wariner, Randy White, Frisco Mayor Maher Maso,

1953-11-01

Beau Jocque, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

1953-11-03

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

1953-11-28

Jeri Blender, Texas Detour

1953-12-06

Gina Hecht, Houston Texas, actress (Melanie-Hizzoner, Mork & Mindy)

1953-12-20

Socorro Valdez, Paris, Texas

1954-03-21

Terry Calloway, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

1954-04-09

Dennis Quaid, Houston Texas, actor (Big Easy, Dreamscape, Right Stuff)

1954-04-28

Ron Zook, 2010 Texas Bowl

1954-08-02

Rooster McConaughey, West Texas Investors Club

1954-10-03

Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dallas TX, guitarist (Sky is Crying, Texas Flood)

1954-10-09

Randy Val Cupp, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

1954-11-06

Catherine Crier, Dallas, Texas, American journalist and author (The Case Against Lawyers, A Deadly Game)

1955-02-18

Brian James, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

1955-04-07

Buddy Casino, Texas - Doc Snyder hält die Welt in Atem

1955-05-10

Mark David Chapman, Forth Work Texas, assassin (John Lennon)

1955-10-25

Danny Darwin, Bonham Texas, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)

1955-10-25

Danny Darwin, Texas Rangers vs. Chicago White Sox

1956-01-21

Robby Benson, Dallas, Texas, American actor (One on One, Running Brave, Chosen)

1956-02-17

Valerie Leigh Bixler, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

1956-03-30

Charlie Weis, A Fighting Chance/Explosion at Texas City/Big Man on Campus

1956-05-27

Lisa Niemi, Houston Texas, actress (Dirty Dancing, Will Rodgers Follies)

1956-06-08

Ellen Maxted, Texas

1956-06-22

Stephen Bray, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

1956-06-26

Bernard A Harris Jr, Temple Texas, MD/Astronaut (STS 55, 63)

1956-11-01

Gary Redus, Baltimore Orioles vs. Texas Rangers

1956-11-15

Ashley Cox, Dallas Texas, playmate (December, 1977)

1956-12-21

Lee Roy Parnell, Abilene Texas, country singer (Oughta be a Law)

1956-9-12

Lorrie Mahaffey, The Eyes of Texas

1956-9-25

Mark Fotopoulos, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

1957-01-10

Robert Thompson, Houston Texas, Nike golfer (1990 Boise Open-2nd)

1957-03-06

Mamie Meek, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

1957-05-13

Eloise Broady, Houston Texas, playmate (Apr, 1988)

1957-07-09

Sonia Garcia Clyne, Mexican Werewolf in Texas

1957-07-12

Rick Douglas Husband, Amarillo Texas, USAF mjr/astronaut

1957-08-11

Robert Warners, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

1957-10-04

Barbara MacDonald, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

1957-10-26

Mike Watkiss, The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom

1957-11-06

Lori Singer, Corpus Christi Texas, actress (Fame, V, Footloose)

1958-02-27

Tim Topper, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

1958-06-04

Mark Illsley, Happy, Texas

1958-10-20

Carl Mazzocone, Texas Chainsaw 3D

1958-11-05

Mo Gaffney, Happy, Texas

1958-12-23

Joan Severance, Houston Texas, actress (Hear No Evil, See No Evil)

1959-01-09

Otis Nixon, US baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers)

1959-03-15

Harold Baines, Easton MD, outfielder (Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers)

1959-04-23

Tonie Perensky, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

1959-08-09

Robert Jacks, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

1959-11-28

R Glynn Holt, Plainveiw Texas, PhD/astronaut (STS 73 alt)

1959-9-25

Geno Petralli, Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics

1960-02-29

Richard Ramirez, El Paso, Texas, serial killer (Night Stalker)

1960-03-02

Debra McMichael, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

1960-03-14

Amy Andrewartha, A Small Town in Texas

1960-04-14

Katelijne Damen, North Sea Texas

1960-05-03

John Dolf, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

1960-09-02

Eric Dickerson, Texas, NFL halfback (LA Rams, Colts/2,105 yds in 1984)

1960-09-16

Mickey Tettleton, Oklahoma City OK, catcher (Texas Rangers)

1960-10-07

David Born, Texas Chainsaw 3D

1960-10-19

Jennifer Holliday, Houston Texas, singer/actress (Dream Girls)

1960-10-30

David Valle, Bayside NY, catcher (Texas Rangers)

1960-10-30

Dave Valle, New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers

1961-01-31

Sweety Pie, The Texas Dildo Masquerade

1961-06-08

Kevin Gross, Downey CA, pitcher (Texas Rangers)

1961-09-02

Jeff Russell, Cincinnatti OH, pitcher (Texas Rangers)

1961-09-03

Rene Gonzales, Austin TX, infielder (Texas Rangers)

1961-09-28

Ed Vosberg, Tucson AZ, pitcher (Texas Rangers)

1961-10-03

Patrick Henry Murphy Jr., The Hunt for the Texas 7

1961-12-11

Mike Henneman, St Charles MO, pitcher (Texas Rangers)

1961-12-14

Jeff Robinson, Texas Rangers vs. Milwaukee Brewers

1961-12-26

Storm Davis, Dallas Texas, pitcher (KC Royals)

1962-02-20

James Legg, A Texas Funeral

1962-05-03

Julia Schklair, Happy, Texas

1962-05-18

Donald Keith Newbury, The Hunt for the Texas 7

1962-07-21

Ike Eisenmann, Houston Texas, actor (Scott-Fantastic Journey)

1962-09-16

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

1962-10-04

Dennis Cook, Lamarque TX, pitcher (Texas Rangers)

1962-11-09

Dion James, New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers

1963-03-03

Jacqueline Sheen, Dallas Texas, playmate (July, 1990)

1963-04-15

Marcus Nispel, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

1963-05-29

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

1963-07-13

Bobby Rock, Houston Texas, rock drummer (Nelson-Love & Affection)

1963-07-26

Marianne Berglund, Sweden, cyclist (1983 Ruffles Tour of Texas)

1963-11-08

Robert Peralta, Happy, Texas

1963-11-16

Zina Garrison Jackson, Houston Texas, tennis star (1988/90 Wimbledon)

1964-03-29

Jill Goodacre Connick, Lubbock Texas, model (Victoria Secrets)

1964-04-13

Trey Smith, Walker, Texas Ranger

1964-04-14

Mike Fleiss, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

1964-05-11

Bobby Witt, Arlington VA, pitcher (Texas Rangers)

1964-05-26

Kevin Kennedy, baseball manager (Texas Rangers)

1964-07-03

Warren Newson, Newnan GA, outfielder (Texas Rangers)

1964-07-03

Warren Newson, Chicago White Sox vs. Texas Rangers

1964-07-08

Bob Kipper, Texas Rangers vs. Minnesota Twins

1964-07-21

Susan Swift, Houston Texas, actress (Chisholms)

1964-08-03

Kevin Elster, San Pedro CA, infielder (Texas Rangers)

1964-09-24

Gene Watkins, Waco Texas, American actor (James Walsh-As the World Turns)

1964-10-04

Mark McLemore, San Diego CA, infielder (Texas Rangers)

1964-10-07

Stuart Hendley, Houston Texas, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Manitoba Open)

1964-10-07

Rich DeLucia, Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers

1964-11-05

Dennis Clarkson, In the Name of Love: A Texas Tragedy

1964-11-10

Kenny Rogers, Savannah GA, pitcher (Texas Rangers, NY Yankees)

1964-12-02

Yolanda Henry, Houston Texas, high jumper

1964-12-03

Darryl Hamilton, Baton Rouge LA, outfielder (Texas Rangers)

1964-12-16

Billy Ripken, Havre de Grace MD, 2nd baseman (Bal Orioles, Texas Rangers)

1964-12-22

Mike Jackson, Houston Texas, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)

1965-03-02

Ron Gant, Victoria Texas, American baseball outfielder (Atlanta Braves, St Louis Cardinals)

1965-04-11

Turner Ward, Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Texas Rangers

1965-06-03

Suzan Kaminga, Happy, Texas

1965-06-04

Kurt Stillwell, Glendale CA, infielder (Texas Rangers)

1965-06-17

Manuel Lee, Detroit Tigers vs. Texas Rangers

1965-07-12

Mike Munoz, Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays

1965-08-16

Xavier Hernandez, Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers

1965-10-26

Gil Heredia, Nogales AZ, pitcher (Texas Rangers)

1965-10-26

Gil Heredia, Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics

1966-01-02

Kate Hodge, Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

1966-02-02

Bob Alan Estes, Graham TX, PGA golfer (1994 Texas Open)

1966-02-03

Sean Patrick Wade, Houston Texas, NZ marathoner (Olympics-96)

1966-02-14

Clark Sherwood Dennis, Houston Texas, PGA golfer (1990 Hawaiian Open-3rd)

1966-03-19

Paul Devenport, New Zealand, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Texas Tour)

1966-03-29

Eric Gunderson, Texas Rangers vs. Chicago White Sox

1966-04-14

Greg Maddux, San Angelo Texas, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)

1966-06-28

Mary Stuart Masterson, Houston Texas, actress (Some Kind of Wonderful)

1966-07-07

Dave Burba, Atlanta Braves vs. Texas Rangers

1966-07-26

Greg Lomas, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

1966-08-29

Victor Zaidi, North Sea Texas

1966-10-03

Darrin Fletcher, Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays

1966-10-15

Jeffrey Jacquet, Bay City Texas, actor (Mork & Mindy, Whiz Kids)

1966-12-12

Cheryl Dickey, Houston Texas, 100m hurdler

1967-01-07

Tassos Rigopoulos, Texas and the Death Penalty

1967-01-12

Farrah Forke, Texas, actress (Dweebs, Mr Rhodes, Disclosure, Heat)

1967-01-18

Joey Stewart, Walker, Texas Ranger

1967-02-09

Kate Golden, Beaumont Texas, LPGA golfer (1992 Ping/Welch-5th)

1967-03-01

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

1967-03-27

Jaime Navarro, Texas Rangers vs. Milwaukee Brewers

1967-04-12

Kirk Everist, Houston Texas, water polo driver (Olympics-96)

1967-04-14

Mike Trombley, Baltimore Orioles vs. Texas Rangers

1967-05-21

Cindy Haley, Tyler TX, LPGA golfer (1987 Texas Amateur-2nd)

1967-05-31

Dana Berliner, Tulia, Texas/Musically Speaking/Eminent Domain

1967-06-02

Mike Stanton, Houston Texas, pitcher (NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox)

1967-06-29

Melora Hardin, Houston Texas, actress (Family Tree, Best Times)

1967-07-02

Anthony Cordova, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

1967-07-10

Lee Stevens, Texas Rangers vs. Baltimore Orioles

1967-08-08

Matt Whiteside, Detroit Tigers vs. Texas Rangers

1967-08-09

Elexa Wills/Orrange, Orange Texas, long jumper/triple jumper

1967-08-12

Larissa Gibson, Texas

1967-08-19

Tabitha Soren, San Antonio Texas, MTV reporter (This Week in Rock)

1967-10-04

Roger Pavlik, Houston Texas, pitcher (Texas Rangers)

1967-11-07

Sharleen Spiteri Scottish singer and songwriter (Texas)

1968-02-25

David Hulse, US baseball outfielder (Texas Rangers)

1968-04-15

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

1968-05-12

Mark Clark, Baltimore Orioles vs. Texas Rangers

1968-07-07

Chuck Knoblauch, Houston Texas, shortstop (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins)

1968-08-31

Jim Bob Howard, Wichita Falls Texas, actor (Flash & Bone)

1968-09-16

Tara Cross-Battle, Houston Texas, volleyball hitter (Oly-br-92, 96)

1968-10-31

Ally McErlaine, Texas Paris

1968-11-06

Chad Curtis, Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Texas Rangers

1968-11-18

Owen Wilson, Dallas, Texas, American actor (Meet the Parents, Zoolander)

1968-12-27

Dean Palmer, Tallahassee FL, infielder (Texas Rangers)

1968-12-28

Susan Hartman, Texas Women

1969-01-21

Rusty Greer, Ft Rucker AL, outfielder (Texas Rangers)

1969-01-21

Rusty Greer, Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers

1969-05-20

Suzanne Lawrence, Humble Texas, Miss Texas-America (1991) (4th)

1969-05-25

Kathleen Bartholomew, Walker, Texas Ranger

1969-08-23

Amanda Hope, Austin Texas, playmate (Jul, 1992)

1969-10-20

Juan Gonzalez, Vega Baja Puerto Rico, outfielder (Texas Rangers)

1969-10-24

Arthur Rhodes, Waco Texas, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)

1969-11-04

Matthew McConaughey, Uvalde, Texas, American actor (Contact, A Time to Kill)

1969-11-27

Tim Laker, Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers

1969-12-14

Scott Hatteberg, Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics

1970-01-09

T.J. Mathews, Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics

1970-06-12

Damon Buford, Baltimore MD, outfielder (Texas Rangers)

1970-07-14

Mark Brandenburg, Houston Texas, pitcher (Texas Rangers)

1970-08-09

Pat Mahomes, Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics

1970-08-16

Chris Luttrell, A West Texas Children's Story

1970-10-06

Darren Oliver, Kansas city MO, pitcher (Texas Rangers)

1970-10-06

Darren Oliver, Anaheim Angels vs. Texas Rangers

1970-11-06

Ethan Hawke, Austin Texas, actor (Dad, Dead Poets Society, Explorers)

1970-12-09

Marlin Cannon, Dallas Texas, 200m/400m runner

1970-12-13

George Van Os Jr, Houston Texas, team handball left back (Oly-1996)

1971-02-02

Tony Miller, Mount Pleasant Texas, 400m runner

1971-03-06

Roger Salkeld, Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners

1971-03-25

Sheryl Swoopes, Texas, WNBA forward (Houston Comets. Oly-gold-96)

1971-04-16

Selena, Texas, spanish singer (Grammy-1994)

1971-06-28

Ron Mahay, Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers

1971-09-18

Lance Armstrong, Plano Texas, American road cyclist (7 Tour de France wins) barred from sport for using banned drugs

1971-11-30

Ivan Rodriguez, Vega Baja Puerto Rico, catcher (Texas Rangers)

1971-12-27

Loyd Cryer, Texas Frightmare Massacre

1972-03-01

Omar Daal, Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Texas Rangers

1972-03-26

Amy Bell, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

1972-04-17

Jennifer Garner [Affleck], Houston, Texas. American actress (Sydney Bristow-Alias)

1972-06-27

Seth Resnik, Texas Boogie Woogie

1972-07-05

Bo Porter, Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros

1972-07-07

Heather Kafka, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

1972-12-12

Kara Williams, Miss Texas USA (1996)

1972-12-30

Eddie Mills, Dancer, Texas Pop. 81

1973-01-22

Deon Minor, Paris Texas, 400m runner

1973-05-04

Michelle Martinez, Dallas Texas, Miss America (Texas-Top 10-1997)

1973-05-06

Wendy Ward, San Antonio Texas, LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Classic-15th)

1973-05-21

Tommy Davis, Texas Rangers vs. Baltimore Orioles

1973-05-25

Matthew Kennedy, Texas Rangers

1973-05-30

Jennifer Darst, Dallas Texas, pairs skater (& Arthur Reid)

1973-07-26

Brad Thompson, Battleship Texas: The Lone Star Ship

1973-10-08

Tracy Bonner, Webster Texas, diver (Olympics-96)

1973-12-01

Eric Thomas, Chartage Texas, 400m hurdler

1974-01-17

Guillermo Mercedes, Dominican/US baseball infielder (Texas Rangers)

1974-02-21

Rohsaan Griffin, Texas City Texas, 200m runner

1974-03-04

Sherry Wigginton, Austin Texas, diver (Olympics-96)

1974-04-08

Chris Kyle, Odessa, Texas, Navy SEAL sniper (160 kills), (d. 2013)

1974-05-05

Matt Wydra, Best, Texas Grocery

1974-07-25

Jay R Ferguson, Dallas, Texas, American actor (Evening Shade, Mad Men)

1974-10-14

Natalie Maines, Lubbock, Texas, musician (Dixie Chicks)

1974-10-29

R.A. Dickey, The Warlord/The Knuckleballer/Marfa, Texas

1974-12-01

Corissa Smith, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

1975-02-01

Lynne Goulet, King of Texas

1975-02-20

Yves Verbraeken, North Sea Texas

1975-03-11

Paul Salfen, Live from Randy Whites BBQ Frisco Texas Ft. Randy White and Drew Pearson

1975-03-15

Eva Longoria, Corpus Christi, Texas, American actress (Gabrielle Solis-Desperate Housewives)

1975-03-18

Brian Griese, 2014 AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

1975-04-07

Mia Cevallos, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

1975-05-09

Jon Liggett, Mexican Werewolf in Texas

1975-07-10

Paul Morrell, Texas Chainsaw Musical

1975-11-07

Marcus Luttrell, Houston Texas, United States Navy SEAL ("Lone Survivor")

1975-11-24

Carly Jarmon, Mesquite Texas, Miss America-Texas (1996)

1975-11-25

Sarah Anthony, Happy, Texas

1975-12-26

Hunter Carson, Paris, Texas

1976-01-21

Amanda Little, Miss USA-Texas (1997, top 6)

1976-02-06

Kim Zmeskal, Houston Texas, US gymnist (Olympic-92)

1976-02-14

Erica Leerhsen, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

1976-03-13

Zan Passante, Texas Chainsaw Musical

1976-06-15

Fausto Paravidino, Texas

1976-08-09

Texas Battle, Coach Carter

1977-01-24

Kris Janssens, North Sea Texas

1977-01-27

Ryan Reinike, Texas Killing Fields

1977-02-19

Jon Acello, In the Name of Love: A Texas Tragedy

1977-02-20

Jerry Villarreal, The Golden Age of Texas Courthouses - Volume 3

1977-04-24

Eric Balfour, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

1977-04-25

Sara Mineo, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

1977-08-13

Will Ohman, Chicago White Sox vs. Texas Rangers

1977-10-11

Matt Bomer, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

1977-10-21

Christie Lee Woods, Texas, Miss Teen USA (1996)

1977-12-12

Bridget Hall, Dallas Texas, model (Ford)

1977-9-01

Eva van der Gucht, North Sea Texas

1977-9-23

Lowell Rottenberg, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

1978-02-07

Endy Chavez, Anaheim Angels vs. Texas Rangers

1978-02-08

Christa Williams, Houston Texas, softball pitcher (Olympics-gold-96)

1978-05-22

Andy Bowles, A Texas Tale

1978-07-06

Rachel Rochelli, Houston Texas, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)

1978-07-19

Yorvit Torrealba, Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels

1978-07-23

Darrah Lemontre, The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom

1978-08-24

Melissa McElroy, Houston Texas, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96)

1978-10-16

Abel Talamantez, Texas, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)

1979-01-25

Christine Lakin, Dallas, Texas, American actress (Step by Step)

1979-05-17

Megan Berwick, The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom

1979-08-02

Colby Lewis, Anaheim Angels vs. Texas Rangers

1980-06-19

Matthew Rodbard, Wise Guys On: Texas Hold'Em

1980-07-10

Jessica Simpson, Abilene, Texas, singer and popstar ("I Wanna Love You Forever," "I Think I'm In Love," and "Where You Are.")

1980-08-06

Sully Ross, Texas

1980-10-08

Andria Gayle Mullins, Miss Texas Teen USA (Teen with Style-1997)

1980-11-17

Jimmy Fisher, A Texas Tale

1980-9-12

Maicer Izturis, Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels

1981-04-18

Brian Buscher, Minnesota Twins vs. Texas Rangers

1981-06-01

Michael Melby, Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story

1981-07-22

Texas Presley, Sin City

1981-09-04

Beyoncé Knowles, Houston Texas, singer (Destiny's Child)

1981-9-27

Bryant Karnes, Texas Stadium

1982-03-03

Jessica Biel, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

1982-04-17

James Cole, Texas Chainsaw 3D

1982-04-24

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

1982-05-31

Jonathan Tucker, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

1982-07-07

Courtney Bennett, Texas Justice

1982-08-30

Andy Roddick, Austin Texas, American tennis player (2003 US Open champion)

1983-03-31

Jeff Mathis, Anaheim Angels vs. Texas Rangers

1983-04-06

Diora Baird, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

1983-06-23

Heather Ingram, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

1983-12-21

Taylor Teagarden, Chicago White Sox vs. Texas Rangers

1984-06-01

Taylor Handley, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

1984-10-27

Brady Quinn, A Fighting Chance/Explosion at Texas City/Big Man on Campus

1985-06-02

Jamie Elle, Texas Vibrator Massacre

1985-06-29

Ruby Knox, Texas Vibrator Massacre

1986-01-28

Alexis Texas, Bloodlust Zombies

1986-03-26

Jessica McClure, baby trapped in Texas well in 1988

1986-08-16

Trevor Doyle Nelson, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

1987-01-12

Robert Krauss, Texas Killing Fields

1987-09-28

Hilary Duff, Houston Texas, actress and singer (Lizzie McGuire)

1988-03-22

Tania Raymonde, Texas Chainsaw 3D

1989-03-13

Austin Young, Twenty Ton Texas Treehouse

1989-10-04

Dakota Johnson, Austin Texas, American actress and daughter of Melanie Griffith & Don Johnson

1990-02-26

Mary Elizabeth Ingram, Emerald, Texas

1990-04-21

Quinton Jones, A Texas Funeral

1990-05-03

Jillian Berard, Happy, Texas

1990-06-26

Derek Montgomery, Happy, Texas

1991-01-08

Chris Condon, It's a Texas Thing

1991-07-04

Ben Estus, Paradise, Texas

1993-01-13

Chad Reese, Hidden in the Heart of Texas: The Official Hide and Go Seek Documentary

1994-05-31

Stacey Monroe, Skunk-Ape Hunters in Texas

1994-06-14

Dallas Kiser, Paradise, Texas

1995-9-22

Jelle Florizoone, North Sea Texas

Texas - Notable Weddings

Wyatt EarpJan 10, 1870

George MarshallFeb 11, 1902

Ben HoganApr 14, 1935

Sammy BaughApr 10, 1938

Tom LandryJan 28, 1949

Anne RiceOct 14, 1961

Elizabeth MontgomeryOct 26, 1963

Mike DitkaJul 8, 1977

George W. BushNov 5, 1977

George GervinOct 9, 1985

David RobinsonDec 16, 1991

Hakeem OlajuwonAug 8, 1996

Chuck NorrisNov 28, 1998

Jessica SimpsonOct 26, 2002

Andy RoddickApr 17, 2009

Jensen AcklesMay 15, 2010

Marcus LuttrellNov 27, 2010

Matthew McConaugheyJun 9, 2012

Texas - Weddings
Date Event
1870-01-10

Deputy sheriff Wyatt Earp (21) weds Urilla Sutherland in Lamar, Texas

1902-02-11

US military leader George Marshall (22) weds Elizabeth Carter Coles in San Antonio, Texas

1919-05-31

1st wedding held in an aircraft (over Houston, Texas)

1935-04-14

PGA golfer Ben Hogan (22) weds Valerie Fox in Cleburne, Texas

1938-04-10

NFL quarterback Sammy Baugh (24) weds his college sweetheart Edmonia Smith in Sweetwater, Texas

1949-01-28

NFL coach Tom Landry (24) weds Alicia Wiggs at St John the Divine Church in Houston, Texas

1961-10-14

Author Anne Rice (20) weds poet/artist Stan Rice (18) in Denton, Texas

1963-10-26

Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (30) weds director-producer William Asher (42) in El Paso, Texas

1977-07-08

NFL coach Mike Ditka (21) weds Diana Trantham in Dallas County, Texas

1977-11-05

43rd US President George W. Bush (31) weds Laura Welch (31) at The First United Methodist Church in Midland, Texas

1985-10-09

NBA guard George Gervin (33) weds Joyce King in Bexar County, Texas

1991-12-16

NBA center David Robinson (26) weds Valerie Hoggatt at a Baptist church ceremony in San Antonio, Texas

1996-08-08

NBA Rockets star Hakeem Olajuwon (33) weds Dalia Asafi (18) in Houston, Texas

1998-11-28

Actor and martial arts expert Chuck Norris (58) weds former model Gena O'Kelley (30) at The North Church in Carrolton, Texas

1999-05-01

"Dixie Chicks" singer Emily Erwin (26) weds singer-songwriter Charlie Robison (34) at Lone Star State in Texas

2000-10-14

Asylum recording artist Bryan White (26) weds actress Erika Page at Royal Lane Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas

2001-06-09

"Law & Order" actress and model Angie Harmon (28) weds New York Giant NFL player Jason Sehorn (30) at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas

2002-02-23

"Blue" country and pop singer LeAnn Rimes (19) weds backup dancer Dean Sheremet (21) at Perkins Chapel in Dallas, Texas

2002-10-26

American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (22) weds singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (28) at Riverbend Church in Austin, Texas

2004-02-27

Singer-actress Solange Knowles (18) weds Texas Southern University football player Daniel Smith at Old Bahama Bay Resort in Grand Bahama Island

2005-09-26

Country music singer-songwriter Billy Joe Shaver (66) weds Wanda Lynn Canady in Corsicana, Texas

2006-01-28

A bright-eyed 18-month-old from Midland, Texas, who fall into abandoned well Jessica McClure (19) weds Daniel Morales (32) in the Greenwood Church of Christ near Midland

2006-11-04

1996 summer Olympics gold medalist gymnast Dominique Moceanu (25) weds podiatrist Dr. Michael Canales (29) in Houston, Texas

2006-12-17

Contemporary Christian and Latin pop singer Jaci Velasquez (27) weds "Salvador" lead singer Nic Gonzalez in Austin, Texas

2007-08-25

Dallas Stars hockey player Mike Modano (37) weds "Dancing with the Stars" season 3 alumna Willa Ford (26) in Athens, Texas

2007-09-22

"Desperate Housewives" actor Ricardo Chavira (36) weds longtime girlfriend Marcea Dietzel in San Antonio, Texas

2008-05-10

President George W. Bush's daughter Jenna Bush (26) weds Henry Hager (30) at the Bush family ranch in Texas

2009-04-17

World's no. 1 professional tennis player Andy Roddick (29) weds fashion model and actress Brooklyn Decker (25) in Austin, Texas

2010-01-02

"American Idol" singer Jason Castro (22) weds Mandy Mayhall near Dallas, Texas

2010-05-15

Actress and model Danneel Harris (33) weds actor Jensen Ackles (34) at the Rosewood Crescent Court Hotel in Dallas, Texas

2010-06-26

Former WWE Diva Michelle McCool (30) weds fellow wrestler "The Undertaker" Mark Calaway (45) in Houston, Texas

2010-11-27

US Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell (25) weds Melanie Juneau in Texas

2011-01-15

PGA golfer Hunter Mahan (28) weds former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Kandi Harris in Dallas, Texas

2011-05-14

Country singer Blake Shelton (34) weds singer Miranda Lambert (27) at Don Strange Ranch in Boerne, Texas

2011-05-28

Former American beauty queen Candice Crawford (24) weds Dallas Cowboys football quarterback Tony Romo (31) at Arlington Hall in Dallas, Texas

2012-06-09

Actor Matthew McConaughey (42) weds model Camilla Alves (30) in Austin, Texas

2012-11-03

Olympic gymnast Carly Patterson (24) weds Mark Caldwell (27) at the Main Street Garden Park in Dallas, Texas

2013-04-20

"Hart of Dixie" actor Scott Porter (33) weds Kelsey Mayfield in Austin, Texas

2013-06-15

"Hart of Dixie" actor Cress Williams (42) weds girlfriend Kristen Torrianni in Texas

2014-06-12

The Band Perry singer Kimberly Perry weds Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia (28) in Greeneville, Tennessee

Texas - Notable Deaths

Stephen Fuller AustinDec 27, 1836

John F. KennedyNov 22, 1963

Lyndon B. JohnsonJan 22, 1973

Texas - Deaths
Date Event
1836-03-27

James Fannin, Texas revolutionary (b. 1804)

1836-12-27

Stephen Fuller Austin, founder of the US State of Texas, dies at 43

1853-08-23

Alexander Calder, first mayor of Beaumont, Texas (b. 1806)

1858-01-09

Anson Jones, 5th and last President of Texas (suicide) (b. 1798)

1863-07-26

Samuel Houston, 1st Pres of Rep of Texas (1836-38, 41-44), dies at 70

1880-05-04

Edward Clark, Governor of Texas (b. 1815)

1880-06-28

Texas Jack Omohundro, American frontier scout, actor, and cowboy (b. 1846)

1885-10-23

Charles S. West, Texas jurist and politician (b. 1829)

1905-06-22

Francis Lubbock, Governor of Texas (b. 1815)

1913-05-01

John Barclay Armstrong, Texas Ranger and U.S. Marshal (b. 1850)

1918-08-01

John Riley Banister, American cowboy and Texas Ranger (b. 1854)

1923-07-13

Charles D. Sigsbee, Captain Sigsbee on Deck of the U.S. Battleship Texas

1933-11-05

Texas Guinan, American saloon keeper, actress, and musician (b. 1884)

1933-11-05

Texas Guinan, The Gun Woman

1940-05-28

George Durham, Texas Rangers

1943-06-30

Henry Roquemore, Texas Terror

1946-09-03

Fern Emmett, Texas Terror

1947-10-13

LeRoy Mason, Texas Terror

1951-03-29

Tex Cooper, Trouble in Texas

1952-12-06

Alice Fleming, Lone Texas Ranger

1953-07-11

Pascale Perry, Eyes of Texas

1956-10-02

George Bancroft, actor (Texas, Stagecoach, Little Men), dies at 74

1960-05-19

Charles Huber, The Girl from Texas

1960-06-17

Pearl Early, Springtime in Texas

1961-08-18

Jack Lait Jr., Texas Masquerade

1962-04-06

Ralph G. Hansen, The Eyes of Texas

1963-11-22

John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States (1961-63), assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas at 46

1965-01-22

Bessie Eyton, The Heart of Texas Ryan

1965-06-24

E. Baucin, Texas to Bataan

1966-08-01

Charles Whitman, former marine, kills 16 at U of Texas, shot by cops

1969-11-28

Roy Barcroft, actor (Eyes of Texas, Son of Zorro), dies at 67

1973-01-22

Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th US President (1963-69), dies at his Texas ranch at 64

1975-09-24

Earle Cabell, Texas politician (b. 1906)

1975-11-04

Sheila Ryan, actress(Song of Texas, Great Guns), dies at 54

1976-05-10

Lucile Browne, Texas Terror

1976-10-14

Ace Dehne, The Texas Marshal

1977-04-07

Frank N. Seltzer, Terror in a Texas Town

1977-10-25

Frank Cordell, The Texas Rangers

1982-12-07

Charlie Brooks Jr, convicted murderer became 1st US prisoner to be executed by lethal injection, at a prison in Huntsville, Texas

1985-02-13

Ted Martine, Crusader vs the State of Texas

1985-07-11

Robert Courtin, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

1986-04-17

Robert Warners, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

1987-06-18

Temple Texas, The Centennial

1988-08-25

Price Daniel, (Gov/Sen-D-Texas), dies at 77

1990-01-23

Texas Jim Lewis, Swingin' in the Barn

1990-02-02

Elmer Fain, Round-Up Time in Texas

1990-03-29

Walt Jenevein, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

1990-04-09

John Henry Faulk, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

1990-05-02

John Dolf, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

1990-06-10

Stephen Bray, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

1991-01-19

Don Beddoe, actor (Bullwhip, Loophole, Texas), dies at 87

1991-11-29

Mark Fotopoulos, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

1992-04-22

Billy Wayne White, murderer, executed in Texas at 34

1992-12-24

Wadim Berestowski, Rancho Texas

1993-02-26

Morrison B. Paul, Man from Texas

1993-06-15

John Connally, (Gov-D/R-Texas), dies at 76

1993-06-15

John Connally, LBJ: Part 1 - Beautiful Texas

1993-06-16

John B Connally, gov of Texas/shot with JFK in 1963, dies at 76

1995-01-06

Johnny Ehrin, From Hell to Texas

1996-02-17

Josephine Nichols, Texas

1996-09-05

Leonard Katzman, Walker, Texas Ranger

1998-05-19

Dorothy Donegan, Texas Tenor: The Illinois Jacquet Story

1999-09-10

Beau Jocque, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

1999-12-26

Benny Bartlett, The Texas Rangers

2000-01-03

Bernhard Wicki, Paris, Texas

2000-04-28

Lou Dinning, That Texas Jamboree

2000-11-20

James Legg, A Texas Funeral

2001-04-24

Al Hibbler, Texas Tenor: The Illinois Jacquet Story

2001-08-08

Robert Jacks, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

2001-11-03

Harlan Jordan, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

2002-01-30

Dennis Clarkson, In the Name of Love: A Texas Tragedy

2002-08-17

Don Winters, The Texas Rangers

2002-09-12

Homer Callahan, Springtime in Texas

2003-01-06

Miriam Byrd-Nethery, Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

2003-10-18

Preston Smith, Governor of Texas (b. 1912)

2003-11-20

Jim Siedow, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

2004-01-17

Noble [Henry] Willingham, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger), dies at 72

2004-05-31

Robert A. Burns, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

2004-08-12

Jim Crow, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

2005-01-28

Paul A. Partain, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

2006-09-01

Nellie Connally, wife of Texas governor John Connally (b. 1919)

2006-09-13

Ann Richards, 46th Governor of Texas (b. 1933)

2006-09-13

Ann Richards, Ann Richards' Texas

2007-11-12

Ferdinando Baldi, Texas, Adios

2007-11-27

Cecil Payne, Texas Tenor: The Illinois Jacquet Story

2008-04-01

Ken Evert, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

2008-12-17

Sammy Baugh, King of the Texas Rangers

2009-02-18

Glen Turnbull, A Texas Million

2010-01-10

Sergio de Karlo, Robin Hood of Texas

2010-07-19

Danny Morton, Eyes of Texas

2011-05-29

Bill Clements, Governor of Texas (b. 1917)

2012-12-20

Larry L. King, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

2013-10-14

Ginger Dinning, That Texas Jamboree

2014-08-04

Marilyn Burns, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

2014-10-20

L.M. Kit Carson, Paris, Texas

2014-10-26

Jeff Robinson, Texas Rangers vs. Milwaukee Brewers

2015-02-04

Donald Keith Newbury, The Hunt for the Texas 7

2015-03-20

James A. Clark, Spindletop - The First Great Texas Oil Strike (January 10, 1901)

2015-04-19

Don Crabtree, Texas

2015-11-07

Gunnar Hansen, actor who played 'Leatherface' killer in the original "Texas Chain Saw Massacre," dies at 68

2015-12-23

Joe Jamail, legendary Texas attorney, dead at age 90

2017-08-06

Former Texas Gov. Mark White dies at age 77

2017-08-24

Former Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers GM Joe Klein dies at age 75

2017-08-27

Tobe Hooper, Texas Chainsaw Massacre director, dies aged 74


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