Shreveport in History

Louisiana: Baton Rouge - New Orleans

Historical Events

  • 1953-08-16 KTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins
  • 1954-01-01 KSLA TV channel 12 in Shreveport, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955-09-03 KTBS TV channel 3 in Shreveport, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1965-05-02 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Golf Invitational
  • 1966-05-01 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
  • 1967-04-30 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
  • 1968-05-05 Carol Mann wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
  • 1969-05-04 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
  • 1970-05-03 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Golf Invitational
  • 1971-08-15 KVRL (now KRIV) TV ch 26 in Houston, Texas (Fox) begins
  • 1994-02-18 Shreveport Pirates join CFL as 4th US team
  • 1994-07-06 Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL game (vs Ottawa)
  • 1994-07-16 Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL home game (vs Toronto Argonauts)

Famous Birthdays

  • 1925-11-28 Virginia Hewitt, actress (Carol-Space Patrol), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1931-03-31 Miller Barber, PGA golfer (1968 Byron Nelson Classic), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1934-07-12 Harvey Lavan "Van" Cliburn, Jr. (Tchaikovsky Competition winner, 1958), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • 1939-10-14 Hugh Delane Thompson, PGA golfer (1991 MONY Syracuse), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1941-07-26 Brenton Wood, rocker (Gimme Little Sign), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1942-08-31 Carole Wells, actress (Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1944-05-17 Jesse Winchester, singer/songwriter (Learn to Love it), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2014)
  • 1945-03-11 Tricia O'Neal, actress (Piranha Part II), born in Shreveport, Louisiana

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1949-05-26 Hank Williams Jr, country singer (Honky Tonk), born in Shreveport, Louisiana

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams Jr
  • 1949-06-25 Brenda Sykes, actress (Ozzie's Girls, Getting Straight), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1949-10-22 Glenn Ford, American freed death row inmate (wrongly spent 30 years in prison), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1955-05-12 Kix Brooks, singer (Brooks & Dunn-Brand New Man), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1957-04-15 Evelyn Ashford, 100m runner (Oly-4 gold-1976, 84), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1958-04-28 Hal Evan Sutton, PGA golfer (1982 Walt Disney), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1960-08-18 Sonny Skinner, Porstmouth VA, Nike golfer (1993 NIKE Shreveport Open)
  • 1964-11-01 Eddie Williams, MLB infielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1966-08-25 Albert Belle, outfielder (Indians, White Sox), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1966-11-18 Gwendolyn Hajek, playmate (September, 1987), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1969-02-14 Chad Magee, Tyler TX, Nike golfer (1993 NIKE Shreveport Open-36th)
  • 1970-08-23 LaMark Carter, triple jumper, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1974-10-12 Karmyn Tyler, Miss America-Louisiana (1996), born in Shreveport, Louisiana