Texas in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 296

  • 1947-04-19 French ship explodes in Texas City harbor, kills about 522
  • 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 US President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald while riding in an open-topped motorcade in Dallas, Texas
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Kennedy in his motorcade in Dallas, Texas, moments before he was assassinated
Kennedy in his motorcade in Dallas, Texas, moments before he was assassinated
  • 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
Former Soldier and Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald
Former Soldier and Assassin
Lee Harvey Oswald

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
  • 1972-01-02 NFC Championship, Texas Stadium, Irving: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers, 14-3
  • 1972-08-11 "Cheech & Chong Day" in San Antonio Texas

Sport awardNFL Pro Bowl

1973-01-21 23rd NFL Pro Bowl, Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas: AFC beats NFC, 33-28; MVP: O. J. Simpson, Buffalo Bills, RB

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 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)
  • 1973-12-30 NFC Championship, Texas Stadium, Irving: Minnesota Vikings beat Dallas Cowboys, 27-10
  • 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
  • 1976-12-12 Spaniard Manuel Orantes beats Wojtek Fibak of Poland 5–7, 6–2, 0–6, 7–6, 6–1 to win his first and only season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis title in Houston, Texas
  • 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
  • 1978-01-01 NFC Championship, Texas Stadium, Irving: Dallas Cowboys beat Minnesota Vikings, 23-6
  • 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
  • 1979-12-16 Dallas QB Roger Staubach throws 3 TDs and 336 yards in his last NFL regular season game with the Cowboys, a 35-34 win over Washington Redskins at Texas Stadium
  • 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
  • 1989-10-01 Dallas Cowboy defensive end, Ed "Too Tall" Jones records his 1,000th NFL tackle in a 30-13 defeat to the New York Giants at Texas Stadium

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1991-05-01 Texas Rangers starter Nolan Ryan pitches MLB record 7th no hitter; beats Toronto, 3-0; at 44, Ryan is oldest to throw no-hitter

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,044


Person of interestT-Bone Walker

1910-05-28 T-Bone Walker, American blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done), born in Linden, Texas (d. 1975)

Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter T-Bone Walker
Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
T-Bone Walker
  • 1910-06-18 Ray McKinley, American orchestra leader and jazz drummer (Glenn Miller Time), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1995)

Person of interestBonnie Parker

1910-10-01 Bonnie Parker, American outlaw of Bonnie and Clyde fame, born in Rowena, Texas (d. 1934)

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker
  • 1910-10-10 Milt Larkin, American jazz trumpeter and band leader, born in Navasota, Texas (d. 1996)
  • 1910-10-10 Price Daniel, American politician (38th Governor of Texas), born in Dayton, Texas (d. 1988)
  • 1911-06-07 Silas Roy Crain, American singer, Founder of Soul Stirrers Gospel Quartet, born in Augustine, Texas (d. 1996)
  • 1911-06-25 Reed Hadley, American actor (Zorro's Fighting Legion, Racket Squad, Shock, Grand Canyon), born in Petrolia, Texas (d. 1974)
  • 1911-06-26 Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American all-round athlete (10 LPGA major titles, Olympic gold 80m hurdles, javelin 1932), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1956)
  • 1911-07-28 Ann Doran, American actress (Longstreet, Shirley, Rebel Without a Cause), born in Amarillo, Texas (d. 2000)
  • 1912-01-11 Donald "Red" Barry, American actor (Adventures of Red Ryder, Jesse James' Women), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1980)
  • 1912-01-11 Lynwood Thomas "Schoolboy" Rowe, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1961)
  • 1912-03-08 Preston Smith, 40th Governor of Texas, born in Williamson County, Texas (d. 2003)

Person of interestLightnin Hopkins

1912-03-15 Lightnin' [Sam] Hopkins, American blues musician (Ball of Twine), born in Centerville, Texas (d. 1982)

Blues Singer Lightnin Hopkins
Blues Singer
Lightnin Hopkins
  • 1912-04-10 Roy Hofheinz, American judge and engineer (Houston Astrodome), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 1982)
  • 1912-05-13 Helen Craig, American actress (Snake Pit, They Live by Night), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1986)
  • 1912-05-31 Dave O'Brien [Fronabarger], American actor and writer (Reefer Madness, Kiss Me Kate, 1st Aid), born in Big Spring, Texas (d. 1969)
  • 1912-06-12 Russell "Lucky" Hayden [Pate Lucid], American actor (Judge Roy Bean, Three Men from Texas), born in Chico, California (d. 1981)
  • 1912-10-31 Dale Evans, American actress and singer (Roy Rogers Show), born in Uvalde, Texas (d. 2001)
  • 1912-11-11 Thomas C. Mann, American diplomat (U.S. Ambassador to Mexico), born in Laredo, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1912-12-22 Claudia A. "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson, American first lady (1963-1969), born in Karnack, Texas (d. 2007)
  • 1913-01-09 Dr. Hepcat [Albert Lavada Durst], American blues pianist, born in Austin, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 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)
  • 1913-11-26 Foy Draper, American athlete (Olympic gold 4 x 100m relay 1936 WR 39.8s), born in Georgetown, Texas (d. 1943)

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
  • 1914-02-09 Ernest Tubb, American country musician (Walking the Floor Over You), born in Crisp, Texas (d. 1984)
  • 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 Richardson Bass, American heir, investor and philanthropist, born in Wichita Falls, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1914-11-11 Henry Wade, American lawyer (Dallas County District Attorney 1951-87), born in Rockwall County, Texas (d. 2001)
  • 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)
  • 1915-12-29 Charles L. Harness, American sci-fi author (Paradox Men, Wolfhead), born in Colorado City, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1916-03-18 Jody Gilbert, American actress (Willard, Shaggy, Blonde Dynamite), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1979)
  • 1916-05-03 Henry B. González, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Texas (1961-99), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2000)
  • 1916-07-29 Charlie Christian, American jazz/swing guitarist, born in Bonham, Texas (d. 1942)
  • 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)
  • 1916-12-04 Lew Jenkins, American boxer (World Lightweight Champion 1940-41), born in Milburn, Texas (d. 1981)
  • 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)
  • 1917-06-22 Davey O'Brien, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1938, Texas Christian University; NFL: Philadelphia Eagles), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1977)
  • 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)
  • 1919-11-10 Bulldog Turner, American NFL center (Chicago Bears), born in Plains, Texas (d. 1998)
  • 1920-01-12 James Farmer, American civil rights leader, born in Marshall, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 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)
  • 1922-07-31 Lucy Killea, American Californian politician who supported pro-choice, born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 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, American naval aviator and flying ace (WW II, downed 14 Japanese planes), born in Zavalla, Texas (d. 2004)
  • 1922-12-22 Jim Wright, American 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)
  • 1923-04-22 Aaron Spelling, American television producer (Charlie's Angels), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 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, American conductor (Oere Orch 1968-73), born in Eagle Pass, Texas
  • 1924-01-26 Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician, born in Houston, Texas (d. 1998)
  • 1924-02-10 Randy Van Horne, American vocalist (Nat King Cole Show, The Flintstones, The Jetsons), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 2007)
  • 1924-03-23 Bette Nesmith Graham, American inventor (liquid paper), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1980)
  • 1924-05-22 Rita Vidaurri, American Ranchera singer, born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2019)
  • 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

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