Corpus Christi in History

Historical Events

  • 1956-05-22 KRIS TV channel 6 in Corpus Christi, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1964-05-04 KIII TV channel 3 in Corpus Christi, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 2017-08-25 Category 4 Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas northeast of Corpus Christi with 130 m.p.h. winds

Famous Birthdays

  • 1940-07-10 Helen Donath, American soprano, born in Corpus Christi, Texas

Person of interestFarrah Fawcett

1947-02-02 Farrah Fawcett, American actress (Charlie's Angels, The Burning Bed), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2009)

  • 1947-04-08 Larry Norman, American musician and pioneer of Christian rock music (Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2008)
  • 1952-06-03 Billy Powell, American musician and keyboardist (Lynyrd Skynyrd-That Smell, Freebird), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2009)
  • 1954-07-13 Louise Mandrell, country singer (Mandrell Sisters), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1957-01-29 Irlene Mandrell, country singer (Mandrell Sisters), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1957-11-06 Lori Singer, American actress (Fame, V, Footloose), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1967-01-12 Farrah Forke, American actress (Dweebs, Mr Rhodes, Disclosure, Heat), born in Corpus Christi,Texas
  • 1967-10-05 Ellie Gibson, golfer (1994 PING-Cellular One-5th), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1971-07-25 Roger Creager, American country music singer and songwriter, born in Corpus Christi, Texas

Person of interestEva Longoria

1975-03-15 Eva Longoria, American actress (Gabrielle Solis in Desperate Housewives), born in Corpus Christi, Texas

Actress Eva Longoria
Actress
Eva Longoria
  • 1977-01-11 Shomari Buchanan, American football player, born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1978-05-23 Mike Gonz├ílez, American baseball player, born in Corpus Christi, Texas