Texas in History (Part 10)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 1,024

  • 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

Natalie Maines

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

  • 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)

Eva Longoria

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

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

Marcus Luttrell

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

  • 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 (Olympics, 1992), 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
  • 1977-05-21 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, American softball pitcher (Olympic gold 1996), born in Houston, Texas

Jensen 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 guitarist (First in Mind), born in Houston, Texas


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

  • 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

Drew 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

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

Jennifer 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

Jessica 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

  • 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


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

Barbara 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

  • 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

Kelly Clarkson

1982-04-24 Kelly Clarkson, American pop singer ("Since U Been Gone"; "My Life Would Suck Without You"), winner of 1st season of "American Idol", songwriter, and TV personality, 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)
  • 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

Miranda Lambert

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

  • 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
  • 1984-10-02 John Morris, American voice actor (Toy Story), born in Paris, Texas
  • 1984-10-03 Ashlee Simpson, American pop singer (Autobiography), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1984-11-10 Kendrick Perkins, American basketball player (Boston Celtics), born in Nederland, Texas
  • 1985-01-25 Acie Law IV, American basketball player, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1985-06-29 Quintin Demps, American football player (Philadelphia Eagles), born in San Antonio, Texas


1985-10-25 Ciara [Harris], American singer and songwriter (Ciara: The Evolution) and model, born in Austin, Texas

  • 1986-02-06 Tony Johnson Jr., American mixed martial artist (KOTC heavyweight champion 2010), born in Killeen, Texas
  • 1986-03-26 Jessica McClure, American baby rescued after being trapped in a well in Texas (1987), born in Midland, Texas
  • 1986-03-27 SoCal Val [Paige Nicole Mayo], American professional wrestling valet, born in Texas
  • 1986-04-09 Leighton Meester, American actress (Gossip Girl-Blair Waldorf), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1986-04-22 Amber Heard, American actress (Aquaman), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1986-05-24 Mark Ballas, American professional dancer (Dancing with the Stars), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1986-06-24 Solange Knowles, American Grammy Award-winning R&B singer-songwriter ("Cranes In The Sky"'; "I Decided"), and dancer, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1986-07-01 Charlie Blackmon, American MLB outfielder (NL Batting champion 2017), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1986-07-27 Courtney Kupets, American gymnast (World Championships champion 2002, 2003), born in Bedford, Texas
  • 1986-09-13 Sean Williams, American basketball player, born in Houston, Texas

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