Lubbock in History

Historical Events

  • 1930-05-13 Farmer killed by hail in Lubbock, Texas; only known fatality due to hail
  • 1952-11-13 KLBK TV channel 13 in Lubbock, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-05-10 KCBD TV channel 11 in Lubbock, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1962-10-16 KTXT TV channel 5 in Lubbock, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967-10-20 KMXN (now KJTV) TV channel 34 in Lubbock, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1968-11-12 KSEL (now KAMC) TV channel 28 in Lubbock, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • 1914-02-28 Jim Boles, actor (Joe-One Man's Family), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1918-09-03 Helen Wagner, actress (Nancy-As The World Turns), born in Lubbock, Texas

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1936-09-07 Buddy Holly [Charles Holley], American musician (Peggy Sue, That'll Be the Day), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 1959)

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • 1940-11-04 Delbert McClinton, singer (Gonna Find a Good Woman), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1942-01-21 Mac Davis, American country music singer-songwriter, actor (Mac Davis Show, North Dallas 40), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1963-10-04 Bruce Ruffin, pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1964-03-29 Jill Goodacre Connick, model (Victoria Secrets), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1973-04-28 Marc[us] Blake Schneider, rower (Olympics-bronze-1996), born in Lubbock, Texas

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1974-10-14 Natalie Maines, American musician (Dixie Chicks), born in Lubbock, Texas

Singer-songwriter Natalie Maines
Singer-songwriter
Natalie Maines