Texas in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 263

  • 1948-09-28 WBAP-TV, (NBC affiliate) Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
  • 1949-03-02 Lucky Lady II (USAF B-50 Superfortress), completes 1st nonstop round- the-world flight at Fort Worth, Texas, covering 23,452-mis in 94 hrs
  • 1949-03-08 WBAP-FM, Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
  • 1949-11-28 "Texas, Li'l Darlin'" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 293 performances
  • 1950-09-09 "Texas, Li'l Darlin'" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 293 performances
  • 1951-01-16 World's largest gas pipeline opens (Brownsville Texas, to 134th St, New York City)
  • 1952-01-24 1st NFL team in Texas, Dallas Texans formerly NY Yanks
  • 1953-05-11 Tornado kills 114 in Waco Texas ($39M damage)
  • 1953-05-25 1st non-commercial educational television station-Houston, Texas
  • 1954-09-01 Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant opens infamous 10-day football mini camp in Junction, Texas; ordeal achieves legendary status becoming subject of 2001 book 'The Junction Boys' & television movie of the same name
  • 1954-10-18 Texas Instruments Inc. announces the first transistor radio.
  • 1955-08-31 KTRE TV channel 9 begins broadcasting in Lufkin, Texas (ABC/NBC affiliate)
  • 1956-04-26 First modern container ship, the Ideal X, leaves Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas
  • 1956-08-30 White mob prevents enrollment of blacks at Mansfield High School, Texas
  • 1957-06-27 Hurricane Audrey, kills 526 in Louisiana & Texas
  • 1957-11-02 The Levelland UFO Case in Levelland, Texas, generates national publicity, remains one of the most impressive UFO cases in American history

  • 1957-12-03 23rd Heisman Trophy Award: John Crow, Texas A&M (HB)
  • 1958-04-02 Wind speed reaches a record 450 kph in tornado, Wichita Falls, Texas
  • 1958-08-21 KUT-FM in Austin Texas begins radio transmissions
  • 1959-02-01 Texas Instruments requests patent of IC (Integrated Circuit)
  • 1960-08-18 1st photograph bounced off a satellite, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Richardson, Texas
  • 1961-05-08 1st practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport, Texas
  • 1961-09-11 Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 mph
  • 1963-08-13 US Customs agents confiscate 21 gold coins from Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963-11-21 US President John F. Kennedy flies to Texas (assassinated the next day)

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

AssassinationAssassination of John F. Kennedy

1963-11-22 American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas
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  • 1963-12-02 1964 NFL Draft: Dave Parks from Texas Tech first pick by San Francisco 49ers

MurderMurder of Interest

1964-03-14 Dallas, Texas; Jack Ruby sentenced to death for Lee Harvey Oswald's murder

Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald Jack Ruby
Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald
Jack Ruby

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1964-12-13 In El Paso, Texas, LBJ & Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion diverting Rio Grande, to reshape US-Mexico border

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1965-11-27 1966 NFL Draft: Tommy Nobis from University of Texas first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • 1966-08-01 Charles Whitman wounds 31 and kills 16 at University of Texas
  • 1966-09-15 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to the United States Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.
  • 1967-09-05 -23] Hurricane Beuleah, kills 54 in Caribbean, Mexico & Texas
  • 1967-09-20 Hurricane Beulah hits Texas-Mexican border, kills 38
  • 1968-01-04 Duck hunter accidentally shoots endangered whooping crane in Texas
  • 1968-02-05 KDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1968-04-06 HemisFair 1968 opens in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1969-04-04 Haskell Karp receives the 1st temporary artificial heart, implanted by surgeon Denton Cooley at Texas Heart Institute in Houston
  • 1969-07-30 KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1969-08-30 120,000 attend Texas International Pop Festival
  • 1970-03-18 KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, Texas (ABC) suspends broadcasting

  • 1970-07-30 -Aug 5] Hurricane Celia, kills 31 in Cuba, Florida and Texas
  • 1970-09-12 Phyllis Ann George (Texas), 21, crowned 43rd Miss America 1971
  • 1971-08-15 KVRL (now KRIV) TV ch 26 in Houston, Texas (Fox) begins
  • 1971-09-10 KVUE TV channel 24 in Austin, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-10-24 Texas Stadium opens-Cowboys beat Patriots 44-21
  • 1972-08-11 "Cheech & Chong Day" in San Antonio Texas
  • 1973-08-26 University of Texas (Arlington) is first accredited school to offer belly dancing
  • 1973-09-02 Billy Martin is fired as Detroit Tigers manager due to continual differences with the front office; goes on to manage Texas, Oakland and NY Yankees (in 5 separate stints)
  • 1974-09-07 Shirley Cothran (Texas), 21, crowned 47th Miss America 1975
  • 1974-10-01 "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" horror film premieres in director Tobe Hooper's hometown, Austin, Texas in the US
  • 1974-10-30 "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" horror film premieres in Los Angeles
  • 1977-04-11 "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)" single released by Waylon Jennings (Billboard Song of the Year 1977)
  • 1977-09-22 Preston Jones' "Texas Trilogy" premieres in NYC
  • 1978-02-14 1st "micro on a chip" patented by Texas Instruments
  • 1978-04-14 WRR-AM in Dallas Texas changes call letters to KAAM
  • 1978-05-02 1978 NFL Draft: Earl Campbell from University of Texas first pick by Houston Oilers
  • 1979-02-24 Highest price ever paid for a pig, $42,500, Stamford, Texas
  • 1979-04-10 Red River Valley Tornado Outbreak: A tornado lands in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people.
  • 1979-07-25 109 cm rainfall at Alvin Texas (state record)
  • 1979-07-26 Estimated 109 cm (43") of rain falls in Alvin, Texas (national record)
  • 1979-11-01 Tanker Burmah Agate off Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 10.7 m gallons of oil, in US's worst oil spill disaster
  • 1980-08-04 -11] Hurricane Aline, kills 272 in Texas & Caribbean
  • 1981-01-28 Olympic Glory tanker at Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 1 million gallons of oil in a ship collision
  • 1982-03-28 Last AIAW Women's Basketball Championship, Rutgers beat Texas 83-77 in Philadelphia
  • 1982-04-27 NFL Draft: University of Texas defensive end Kenneth Sims first pick by New England Patriots
  • 1982-05-31 "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 63 performances
  • 1982-07-05 Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas
  • 1982-07-15 Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via Dyess AFB, Texas
  • 1982-07-24 "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" closes at E O'Neill NYC after 63 performances
  • 1982-11-22 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB, Texas
  • 1982-12-07 In Texas, Charles Brooks, Jr. becomes the first person to be executed by lethal injection in the US.
  • 1983-08-17 -19] Hurricane Alicia, kills 17 in Texas
  • 1983-08-18 Hurricane Alicia battered Houston & Galveston, Texas
  • 1983-08-19 Dodgers trade Dave Stewart & Ricky Wright to Texas for Rick Honeycut
  • 1983-09-09 Challenger returns to Kennedy Space Center via Sheppard AFB, Texas
  • 1983-11-12 4 die in a train crash in Marshall Texas
  • 1984-05-23 37th Cannes Film Festival: "Paris, Texas" directed by Wim Wenders wins the Palme d'Or
  • 1985-03-23 Julian Lennon's 1st concert (San Antonio Texas)
  • 1985-04-13 Space Shuttle Atlantis ferried to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas
  • 1985-05-13 Laura Elena Martinez-Herring, 21, (Texas), crowned 34th Miss USA
  • 1985-07-30 Valerie Lowrance, of Texas, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1985-11-06 Exploratory well in Ranger, Texas, blows out, spilling 150,000 bbl (24,000 m3) of crude oil
  • 1986-02-24 Texas Air buys Eastern Airlines for $676 million
  • 1986-05-20 Christy Fichtner, 23, (Texas), crowned 35th Miss USA
  • 1987-02-17 Michelle Renee Royer, 21, (Texas), crowned 36th Miss USA
  • 1987-05-22 30 killed in a Texas tornado
  • 1988-03-01 Courtney Gibbs Eplin, 21, (Texas), crowned 37th Miss USA
  • 1988-07-16 San Antonio (Texas League) beats Jackson 1-0 in 26 innings
  • 1988-09-10 -18] Hurricane Gilbert, kills 300 in Jamaica, Texas & Yucatan
  • 1989-02-28 Gretchen Polhemus, 23, (Texas), crowned 38th Miss USA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991-05-01 Texas Rangers starter Nolan Ryan pitches record 7th no hitter (beats Toronto 3-0)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1991-10-16 George Jo Hennard, 35, kills 23 & himself & wounds 20 in Texas
  • 1993-02-28 Gun battle erupts near Waco, Texas at Branch Davidian compound after FBI attempts a raid
  • 1993-03-01 Authorities near Waco, Texas, negotiate (unsuccessfully) with Branch Davidians
  • 1993-04-19 After a 51 day siege by the FBI 76 Branch Davidians die in a fire near Waco Texas (accident, suicide, tear gas are disputed causes)

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1993-04-21 Action TV series "Walker, Texas Ranger" starring Chuck Norris debuts on CBS

  • 1993-05-15 Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas opens
  • 1993-05-29 Texas Ranger Jose Canseco pitches 8th inning in 15-1 loss to Red Sox, he gives up 3 runs on 2 hits & 3 walks, he damages his arm
  • 1993-10-27 Howard Stern's radio show begins broadcasting in El Paso Texas

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 759

  • 1912-10-31 Dale Evans, American actress and singer (Roy Rogers Show), born in Uvalde, Texas (d. 2001)
  • 1913-04-04 Rosemary Lane, American actress (An Angel from Texas, 4 Mothers, Harvest Melody), born in Indianola, Iowa (d. 1974)
  • 1913-07-24 Johnny McAfee, American singer (Sammy Kaye Show), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1913-10-11 J.J. Pickle, American politician (Rep-D-Texas, 1963-95), born in Big Spring, Texas (d. 2005)

Person of interestMary Martin

1913-12-01 Mary Martin, American actress (Peter Pan) and Larry Hagman's mom, born in Weatherford, Texas (d. 1990)

Actress Mary Martin
Actress
Mary Martin
  • 1914-02-12 Gordon "Tex" Beneke, American saxophonist/bandleader/vocalist (Glenn Miller Orchestra), born in Fort Worth, Texas; (d. 2000)
  • 1914-02-24 Zachary Scott, American actor (Spotlight Playhouse, Mildred Pierce), born in Austin, Texas (d. 1965)
  • 1914-02-28 Jim Boles, American actor (The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, One Man's Family), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 1977)

Person of interestSammy Baugh

1914-03-17 Sammy Baugh, American NFL hall of fame quarterback (Washington Redskins), born in Temple, Texas (d. 2008)

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh
  • 1914-10-10 Ivory Joe Hunter "The Baron of the Boogie", American R&B singer and songwriter, born in Kirbyville, Texas (d. 1974)
  • 1914-11-11 Perry Bass, Texas billionaire
  • 1914-12-09 Frances Reid, American actress (Days of Our Lives, The Andromeda Strain), born in Wichita Falls, Texas (d. 2010)
  • 1915-02-21 Ann Sheridan, American actress (They Drive by Night, Dodge City, Another World), born in Denton, Texas (d. 1967)
  • 1915-04-25 William Goyen, American writer, born in Trinity, Texas (d. 1983)
  • 1915-05-25 Virginia "Ginny" Simms, American actress and singer (Night and Day, Kay Kyser Band), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1994)
  • 1916-05-03 Henry B. González, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Texas (1961-99), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2000)
  • 1916-08-28 C. Wright Mills, American sociologist and writer (The Power Elite), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1962)
  • 1916-11-20 Evelyn Keyes, American actress (Adventure of Martin Eden), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 2008)
  • 1917-02-27 John Connally Jr, American politician, 39th Governor of Texas, and federal treasurer who was critically wounded during the assassination of Kennedy, born in Floresville, Texas (d. 1993)
  • 1917-04-11 David Westheimer, American novelist (Von Ryan's Express), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1917-04-17 Bill Clements, American politician, Governor of Texas (1987-91), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2011)
  • 1917-09-05 Jack Buetel, American actress (Outlaw, Half Breed), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1989)

Person of interestTom Bradley

1917-12-29 Tom Bradley, Mayor of Los Angeles (D-1973-93), born in Calvert, Texas (d. 1998)

American Politician Tom Bradley
American Politician
Tom Bradley
  • 1918-03-15 Janet Leach, potter, born in Grand Saline, Texas (d. 1997)
  • 1918-04-07 Ronald Howard, British actor (Naked Edge, Come September, Murder She Said), born in Norwood, England (d. 1996)
  • 1918-05-05 Erbie Bowser, American blues and jazz pianist, born in Davila, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1918-05-10 Dr. T Berry Brazelton, American child development paediatrician, author, TV host (What Every Baby Knows), who developed the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS), born in Waco, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1918-07-25 Nan Grey [Eschal Miller], American actress (Three Smart Girls, Dracula's Daughters), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1993)
  • 1918-09-03 Helen Wagner, American actress (Mister Peepers, As The World Turns), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 2010)
  • 1918-09-29 Don Castle, American actor (Born to Speed, Tombstone, Motor Patrol), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 1966)
  • 1918-12-10 Anne Gwynne [Marguerite Gwynne Trice], American model and actress (Ride 'em Cowboy, House of Frankenstein), born in Waco, Texas (d. 2003)
  • 1919-04-23 Dorian Leigh, American supermodel and icon of the fashion industry, born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2008)
  • 1920-03-22 James Brown, American actor (Objective, Burma!, Rin Tin Tin), born in Desdemona, Texas (d. 1992)
  • 1920-06-12 James "Jim" Siedow, American actor (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), born in Cheyenne, Wyoming (d. 2003)
  • 1920-06-16 John Howard Griffin, American photographer, journalist and author (Black Like Me), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1980)
  • 1920-07-14 Marijohn Wilkin, American songwriter (One Day at a Time), born in Kemp, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1920-07-29 Rodolfo Acosta, Mexican-American character actor (Salón México, The Fugitive, Littlest Outlaw), born in Chamizal, Texas (d. 1974)
  • 1920-08-22 Denton Cooley, American heart surgeon (1st artifical heart transplant), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1921-04-26 James "Jimmy" Giuffre, American jazz musician, composer, and arranger, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2008)
  • 1921-08-19 Gene Roddenberry, executive producer (Star Trek), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1921-09-05 Jack Valenti, American political advisor and film executive, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2007)
  • 1921-09-14 Hughes Rudd, American news anchor (CBS Morning News), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1992)
  • 1921-10-16 Matt Batts, MLB catcher (Red Sox), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2013)
  • 1922-03-05 James Noble, American actor (Benson, 1776, Airplane II: The Sequel), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1922-03-08 Cyd Charisse [Tula Finklea], American dancer and actress (Singin' in the Rain), born in Amarillo, Texas (d. 2008)
  • 1922-03-14 Les Baxter, American exotica musician, orchestra leader and composer (Ritual Of The Savage, Born Again), born in Mexia, Texas (d. 1996)
  • 1922-04-05 Gale Storm [Josephine Owaissa Cottle], American singer and actress (My Little Margie, Gale Storm Show), born in Bloomington, Texas (d. 2009)
  • 1922-08-01 Paul Lambert, American character actor (Executive Suite, Spartacus), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 1997)
  • 1922-09-13 Charles Brown, American blues singer and pianist (Merry Christmas Baby), born in Texas City, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1922-12-12 Arthur R. Hawkins, US naval aviator and flying ace (WW II, downed 14 Japanese planes), born in Zavalla, Texas (d. 2004)
  • 1922-12-22 Jim [James] Wright, (D-Texas), politician (Speaker of House 1987-89), born in Forth Worth, Texas
  • 1923-02-02 Liz Smith [Mary Elizabeth], American journalist and gossip columnist known as "The Grand Dame of Dish" (WNBC, NY Daily News), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1923-04-12 Ann Miller, American actress and dancer (On the Town), born in Chireno, Texas (d. 2004)
  • 1923-04-23 Dolph Briscoe, American businessman and 41st Governor of Texas (1973-79), born in Uvalde, Texas (d. 2010)
  • 1923-05-03 Ralph Hall, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Texas (1981-2005), born in Fate, Texas
  • 1923-05-13 Red [William] Garland, American jazz pianist (Miles Davis Quintet), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1984)
  • 1923-08-20 Jim Reeves, American country singer and actor (Gun Fury, Kimberley Jim), born in Panola County, Texas (d. 1964)
  • 1923-10-16 Linda Darnell, American actress (Unfaithfully Yours, A Letter to Three Wives), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1965)
  • 1923-12-25 Louis Lane, Eagle Pass Texas, conductor (Oere Orch 1968-73)
  • 1924-01-11 Don Cherry, Wichita Texas, singer (Dean Martin Summer Show)
  • 1924-02-10 Randy Van Horne, vocalist (Nat King Cole Show), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1924-07-24 Charles K. Johnson, American President of the Flat Earth Society, born in San Angelo, Texas (d. 2001)
  • 1924-08-10 Martha Hyer, American actress (Day of the Wolves, Night of the Grizzly), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2014)
  • 1924-08-30 Kenny Dorham [McKinley], American jazz trumpeter, born in Fairfield, Texas (d. 1972)
  • 1924-09-07 Charles Braswell, American actor (Only Game in Town), born in McKinney, Texas (d. 1974)

Person of interestTom Landry

1924-09-11 Tom Landry, American NFL player (NY Giants) and coach (Dallas Cowboys), born in Mission, Texas (d. 2000)

NFL Head Coach Tom Landry
NFL Head Coach
Tom Landry
  • 1924-09-13 Norman Alden, American character actor (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2012)
  • 1924-09-18 J. D. Tippit, American police officer murdered by Lee Harvey Oswald shortly after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, born in Texas (d. 1963)
  • 1925-06-20 Audie Murphy, American soldier who was among the most decorated in WW II with 33 medals and actor (To Hell and Back, Whispering Smiths), born in Kingston, Texas (d. 1971)
  • 1925-08-16 Fess Parker, actor (Davy Crockett, Old Yeller), born in Fort Worth Texas
  • 1925-09-03 Hank Thompson, American country music singer (The Brazos Valley Boys), born in Waco, Texas (d. 2007)
  • 1925-09-29 Steve Forrest, Huntsville, Texas, American actor (Ben-Dallas, SWAT), (d. 2013)
  • 1925-10-22 Robert Rauschenberg, American painter (Gloria), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 2008)

Person of interestBill Sharman

1926-05-25 Bill Sharman, American Hall of Fame basketball player (Boston Celtics), born in Abilene, Texas (d. 2013)

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • 1926-07-06 Conrad "Nicky" Hilton Jr., American hotel heir and 1st husband of Elizabeth Taylor, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1969)
  • 1926-09-16 Thomas "Tommy" Bond, Amercan actor (Butch-Our Gang, Superman), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1926-12-21 Pedro Gonzales-Gonzalez, American actor (Rio Bravo), born in Aguilares Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1927-02-25 Richard "Dick" Jones, American actor ("Pinocchio "- Pinocchio, The Frontiersman), born in Snyder, Texas (d. 2014)
  • 1927-04-01 Amos Milburn, R&B singer and pianist, born in Houston, Texas (d. 1980)
  • 1927-07-23 Elliot McKay See Jr., American engineer and NASA astronaut, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1966)
  • 1927-09-22 Eligio [Kika] De La Garza, American politician (Rep-D-Texas, 1965-97), born in Mercedes, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1927-10-08 Al Duncan, American blues drummer, born in McKinney, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1928-04-29 Carl Gardner, rock vocalist (Coasters-Searchin), born in Tyler, Texas
  • 1928-08-10 Jimmy Dean, American country music singer, television host, actor, and businessman (Jimmy Dean Show, Diamonds are Forever), born in Plainview, Texas (d. 2010)
  • 1928-08-29 Thomas Stewart, American bass-baritone (La Roche Capriccio), born in San Saba, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1928-10-27 Kyle Rote, NFL halfback (NY Giants 1951-61), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2002)
  • 1928-11-11 Ernestine Anderson, jazz vocalist, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1928-12-10 Dan Blocker, American actor (Tiny-Cimarron City, Hoss-Bonanza), born in DeKalb, Bowie County, Texas (d. 1972)
  • 1928-12-31 Amarillo Slim [Thomas Preston], Amarillo Texas, hall of fame professional poker player (1971 World Series main event), (d. 2012)
  • 1929-03-07 Yvonne Chouteau, Native American dancer (one of the "five Moons" of Oklahoma), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1929-07-05 Katherine Helmond, American actress and director (Soap, Mona-Who's the Boss), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1929-08-12 Buck Owens, [Alvis Edgar], Sherman Texas, country singer (Hee Haw)
  • 1929-08-22 Harry McPherson, presidential counsel (Lyndon Johnson) and lobbyist, born in Tyler, Texas (d. 2012)
  • 1929-09-12 Harvey Schmidt, American musical theatre composer and illustrator (The Fantasticks), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1930-01-05 Edward Galven Givens Jr, Quanah Texas, Major USAF/astronaut

Person of interestOrnette Coleman

1930-03-09 Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Downbeat Musician of Year 1966), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2015)

Jazz Composer Ornette Coleman
Jazz Composer
Ornette Coleman
  • 1930-03-26 Sandra Day O'Connor, 1st woman Supreme Court Justice (1981- 2006), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1930-04-28 Carolyn Jones, American actress (Morticia-Addams Family), born in Amarillo, Texas (d. 1983)
  • 1930-04-28 James Baker, American Secretary of the Treasury (1985-88), Secretary of State (1989-92), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1930-05-01 Ollie Matson, Pro/College Football Halls of Fame halfback (NFL 1950s All Decade Team), born in Trinity, Texas (d. 2011)

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