Wichita Falls in History

Historical Events

  • 1953-03-01 KAUZ TV channel 6 in Wichita Falls, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-04-12 KFDX TV channel 3 in Wichita Falls, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958-04-02 Wind speed reaches a record 450 kph in tornado, Wichita Falls, Texas
  • 1979-04-10 Red River Valley Tornado Outbreak: A tornado lands in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1914-11-11 Perry Richardson Bass, American heir, investor and philanthropist, born in Wichita Falls, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1914-12-09 Frances Reid, American actress (Days of Our Lives, The Andromeda Strain), born in Wichita Falls, Texas (d. 2010)
  • 1933-12-14 Leo Wright, American jazz saxophone and flute player (Dizzy Gillespie;; Blues Shout; I Left My Heart In San Francisco), born in Wichita Falls, Texas (d. 1991)
  • 1939-02-28 Tommy Tune, dancer/choreographer (Boyfriend), born in Wichita Falls, Texas

Person of interestRex Tillerson

1952-03-23 Rex Tillerson, American businessman (ExxonMobil) and US Secretary of State (2017-18), born in Wichita Falls, Texas

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
US Secretary of State
Rex Tillerson
  • 1968-08-31 Jim Bob Howard, American actor (Flash and Bone), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • 1981-07-29 Jennie Thompson, gymnast (Jr Natl-champ-93, Olympics 1996), born in Wichita Falls, Texas