Texas in History (Part 10)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 1,040

  • 1973-10-18 John Baldwin Jr, figure skater (1996 SW Pacific Sr champ), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1973-11-06 Taje Allen, American football player (St Louis Rams), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1973-12-08 Monty Montgomery, American football defensiveback (Indianapolis Colts), born in Gladewater, Texas
  • 1973-12-28 Bobby Taylor, NFL cornerback (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1974-01-10 Hollis Thomas, American football defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1974-02-11 Brian Newman, American football guard (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1974-02-11 Alex Jones [Emeric], American radio host & conspiracy theorist (InfoWars, PrisonPlanet), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1974-02-15 Seattle Slew, American racehorse, born in White Horse Acres Farm, Texas (d. 2002)
  • 1974-02-21 Rohsaan Griffin, American 200m runner, born in Texas City, Texas
  • 1974-03-15 Imad Baba, soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Humble, Texas
  • 1974-03-19 John Coppinger, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1974-04-08 Chris Kyle, American Navy SEAL sniper (160 kills), born in Odessa, Texas (d. 2013)
  • 1974-05-24 Marcus Coleman, American football defensive back (NY Jets), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1974-06-25 Leeland McElroy, American football running back (Arizona Cardinals), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1974-06-25 Vernon Crawford, American football linebacker (New England Patriots), born in Texas City, Texas
  • 1974-06-27 Christian Kane, American actor (Leverage, The Librarians), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1974-07-25 Jay R. Ferguson, American actor (Evening Shade, Mad Men), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1974-08-20 Big Moe [Kenneth Doniell Moore], American rapper (Screwed Up Click), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2007)
  • 1974-09-16 Julian Castro, American politician, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1974-10-08 Rod Manuel, American defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Fort Worth, Texas

Person of interestNatalie Maines

1974-10-14 Natalie Maines, American country musician (The Chicks, formerly known as Dixie Chicks), born in Lubbock, Texas

Singer-Songwriter Natalie Maines
Natalie Maines
  • 1974-10-25 Frank Middleton, American NFL football player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1974-11-02 Nelly [Cornell Haynes Jr.], American rapper, born in Austin, Texas
  • 1974-11-20 Jerald Moore, American football running back (St Louis Rams), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1974-12-26 Tony Brackens, American football defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Fairfield, Texas
  • 1975-02-27 Shelby Walker, American mixed martial artist, born in Kingsville, Texas (d. 2006)

Person of interestEva Longoria

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

Actress Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria
  • 1975-06-12 Ryan Tucker, American NFL center (St Louis Rams), born in Midland, Texas

Person of interestMarcus Luttrell

1975-11-07 Marcus Luttrell, American former Navy SEAL ("Lone Survivor"), born in Houston, Texas

Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell
Marcus Luttrell
  • 1975-11-12 Tevin Jermod Campbell, American rapper, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1976-01-23 Byron Hanspard, American NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1976-02-06 Kim Zmeskal, American gymnast (Olympic-92), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1976-02-11 Tony Battie, American NBA forward (Denver Nuggets), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1976-08-07 Shane Lechler, American football player, born in East Bernard, Texas
  • 1976-09-19 Jim Ward, American musician (At the Drive-In, Sparta), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1976-10-31 Piper Perabo, American actress (Covert Affairs), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1976-12-05 Amy Acker, American actress (Root-Person of Interest), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1976-12-05 Evonne Hsu, Taiwanese-American Mando-pop singer, born in Longview, Texas
  • 1976-12-14 Leland Chapman, American bounty hunter, born in Groom, Texas
  • 1977-01-11 Shomari Buchanan, American football player, born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1977-02-27 Lance Hoyt, American professional wrestler, born in Gause, Texas
  • 1977-05-21 Ricky Williams, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1998, U of Texas; Pro Bowl 2002, Miami Dolphins), born in San Diego, California
  • 1977-06-28 Mark Stoermer, American bass player (The Killers), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1977-08-15 Nicole Paggi, American actress (Hope and Faith), born in Travis County, Texas
  • 1977-10-11 Desmond Mason, American basketball player, born in Waxahachie, Texas
  • 1977-12-04 Big Pokey [Milton Powell], American rapper (Screwed Up Click), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1977-12-12 Bridget Hall, American model (Ford), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1978-02-08 Christa Williams, softball pitcher (Olympic gold 1996), born in Houston, Texas

Person of interestJensen Ackles

1978-03-01 Jensen Ackles, American actor (Days of our Lives, Supernatural), born in Dallas, Texas

  • 1978-09-12 Ben McKenzie, American actor (Gotham), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1978-10-08 Mike Moreno, American jazz musician (First in Mind), born in Houston, Texas

Person of interestUsher

1978-10-14 Usher [Raymond IV], American singer (My Way, Confessions) and actor, born in Dallas, Texas

Singer Usher
  • 1978-10-16 Abel Talamántez, American LAtin, pop, and Tex-Max singer (Menudo; Los Super Reyes), born in Pecos, Texas
  • 1978-10-30 Martin Dossett, American football player, born in Portland, Texas

Person of interestDrew Brees

1979-01-15 Drew Brees, American football quarterback (Super Bowl MVP 2009, New Orleans Saints; 13 x Pro Bowl; 7 × NFL passing yards leader), born in Austin, Texas

NFL Quarterback Drew Brees
NFL Quarterback
Drew Brees
  • 1979-01-25 Christine Lakin, American actress (Step by Step), born in Dallas, Texas

Person of interestJennifer Love Hewitt

1979-02-21 Jennifer Love Hewitt, American actress (Sarah Reeves-Party of Five), born in Waco, Texas

  • 1979-08-07 Eric Johnson, American actor, born in Austin, Texas
  • 1979-11-28 Chamillionaire [Hakeem Seriki], American rapper, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1979-12-05 Nick Stahl, American actor (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines), born in Harlingen, Texas
  • 1980-01-03 Bryan Clay, American decathlete (Olympic gold 2008; World C'ship gold 2005), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1980-01-10 Sarah Shahi, American actress & model, born in Euless, Texas
  • 1980-01-16 Alyssa Edwards [Justin Johnson], American drag performer, choreographer, TV personality and businessperson (Beyond Belief Dance Company), born in Mesquite, Texas
  • 1980-01-31 Tiffany Limos, American actress, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1980-04-16 Paul London, American professional wrestler, born in Austin, Texas

Person of interestJessica Simpson

1980-07-10 Jessica Simpson, American singer and popstar ("I Wanna Love You Forever" "I Think I'm In Love" and "Where You Are"), born in Abilene, Texas

Pop Star Jessica Simpson
Pop Star
Jessica Simpson
  • 1980-08-27 Stephanie Michelle Steele, American country singer, born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1980-10-25 Mehcad Brooks, American actor (Necessary Roughness) and fashion model, born in Austin, Texas
  • 1980-11-02 Karamo Brown, American psychotherapist and TV personality (Queer Eye), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1981-01-06 Mike Jones, American rapper, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1981-02-05 Nora Zehetner, American actress, born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1981-02-06 Ty Warren, American football defensive lineman, born in Bryan, Texas
  • 1981-04-03 Aaron Bertram, American ska trumpeter (Suburban Legends, 1998-2005), and children's music educator (Kids Imagine Nation), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1981-07-29 Jennie Thompson, gymnast (Jr Natl-champ-93, Olympics 1996), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • 1981-08-25 Bobby Berk, American interior designer and TV personality (Queer Eye), born in Houston, Texas

Person of interestBeyoncé Knowles

1981-09-04 Beyoncé Knowles, American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, producer and actress (Destiny's Child), born in Houston, Texas

  • 1981-09-16 Alexis Bledel, American actress (Gilmore Girls), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1981-11-22 Shangela [D.J. Pierce], American drag queen, comedian, actor, dancer, and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Paris, Texas

Person of interestBarbara Pierce Bush

1981-11-25 Barbara Bush, American activist (Global Health Corps) and twin daughter of US President George W. Bush, born in Dallas, Texas

Twin daughter of US President George W. Bush Barbara Pierce Bush
Twin daughter of US President George W. Bush
Barbara Pierce Bush
  • 1981-12-20 Roy Williams, American football player (Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys), born in Odessa, Texas
  • 1982-01-22 Jason Peters, American football player, born in Queen City, Texas
  • 1982-02-05 Kevin Everett, American football player, born in Port Arthur, Texas
  • 1982-04-03 Jared Allen, American football player, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1982-04-16 Gina Carano, American Mixed Martial Arts fighter, born in Dallas, Texas

Person of interestKelly Clarkson

1982-04-24 Kelly Clarkson, American singer and winner of the inaugural season of TV series American Idol, born in Fort Worth, Texas

  • 1982-07-19 Jared Padalecki, American actor (Supernatural), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1982-08-17 Mark Salling, American actor and musician (Glee), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2018)

Person of interestAndy Roddick

1982-08-30 Andy Roddick, American tennis player (2003 US Open), born in Austin, Texas

Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion Andy Roddick
Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion
Andy Roddick
  • 1982-12-20 David Cook, American singer and American Idol winner, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1982-12-28 Cedric Benson, American football player, born in Midland, Texas
  • 1983-03-09 Clint Dempsey, American footballer, born in Nacogdoches, Texas
  • 1983-04-16 Cat Osterman, American softball pitcher, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1983-05-03 Joseph Addai, American football player, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1983-08-18 Michael Montgomery, American football defensive end, born in Carthage, Texas
  • 1983-08-18 Daniel Keith Swain (Danny!), American record producer and hip-hop artist, born in Killeen, Texas

Person of interestMiranda Lambert

1983-11-10 Miranda Lambert, American country music singer and songwriter (The Weight of These Wings), born in Longview, Texas

Country Music Singer-Songwriter Miranda Lambert
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Miranda Lambert
  • 1984-01-31 Jeremy Wariner, American 400m runner, born in Irving, Texas
  • 1984-05-24 Sarah Hagan, American actress (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1984-05-24 Brodney Pool, American football player (Cleveland Browns), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1984-09-12 Taylor Jenkins, American basketball head coach (Memphis Grizzlies 2019), born in Arlington, Texas

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