Texas in History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 296 of 296

  • 1991-10-16 George Jo Hennard, 35, kills 23 & himself & wounds 20 in Texas

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991-12-03 Hulk Hogan defeats the Undertaker at 'This Tuesday in Texas' at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio to become 4-time WWF champion

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • 1992-12-06 Davis Cup Tennis, Ft. Worth, Texas: Jim Courier defeats Jakob Hlasek of Switzerland 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to give the US a 3-1 victory
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Player José Canseco
MLB Player
José Canseco
  • 1993-10-27 Howard Stern's radio show begins broadcasting in El Paso Texas
  • 1994-01-23 NFC Championship, Texas Stadium, Irving: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers, 38-21
  • 1994-06-25 111°F (43.9°C) at El Paso Texas
  • 1994-06-26 112°F (44.4°C) at El Paso, Texas
  • 1994-07-03 The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty six people killed in crashes.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994-10-22 Statue of Sam Houston unveiled in Texas

Texan Revolutionary Sam Houston
Texan Revolutionary
Sam Houston
  • 1995-02-10 Chelsi Smith, 21, (Texas), crowned 44th Miss USA

  • 1996-01-14 NFC Championship, Texas Stadium: Dallas Cowboys beat Green Bay Packers, 38-27
  • 1996-08-21 Christie Lee Woods, 18, of Texas, crowned 14th Miss Teen USA
  • 1996-09-28 Troy Davis of Iowa State ran for 378 yards, 3rd highest in college football games (others: Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas & Alabama)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996-09-29 Alanis Morissette ends her 1st US tour (Houston Texas)

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Singer-Songwriter
Alanis Morissette
  • 1996-10-05 New York centre fielder Bernie Williams homers from each side of the plate as the Yankees beat Texas, 6-4 to win the AL Division Series, 3 - 1
  • 1997-05-02 Republic of Texas security chief Robert Scheidt surrenders
  • 1997-05-28 Tornado in Jarrell, Texas kills at least 28
  • 1997-10-04 Farm Aid 10 concert in Texas cancelled due to weak ticket sales and moved to Illinois
  • 1998-01-14 Researchers in Dallas, Texas present findings about an enzyme that slows aging and cell death (apoptosis)
  • 1998-02-03 Karla Faye Tucker is executed in Texas, first woman executed in the United States since 1984

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998-02-26 Oprah Winfrey found not guilty in beef defamation trial brought by Texas cattlemen

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey
  • 1998-06-07 James Byrd, Jr. is dragged to death by Shawn Allen Berry, Lawrence Russel Brewer, and John William King in Jasper, Texas in a racially-motivated hate crime
  • 1998-12-14 64th Heisman Trophy Award: Ricky Williams, Texas (RB)
  • 1999-09-08 US Attorney General Janet Reno names former Senator John Danforth to head an independent investigation of the 1993 fire at the Branch Davidian church near Waco, Texas in response to revelations in the film "Waco The Rules of Engagement"
  • 1999-11-18 In College Station, Texas, 12 are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when a massive bonfire under construction collapses.
  • 2000-03-27 Phillips explosion kills 1 and injures 71 in Pasadena, Texas.
  • 2000-12-13 The "Texas 7" escape from the John Connally Unit near Kenedy, Texas later going on a crime spree and killing police officer Aubrey Hawkins
  • 2000-12-24 The Texas 7 hold up a sports store in Irving, Texas. Police officer Aubrey Hawkins is shot during the robbery

Sports record brokenWorld Record

2001-03-30 At 15 years, 9 months American swimmer Michael Phelps breaks 200m butterfly world record at the US World Championship trials at Austin, Texas; becomes youngest male to set a world mark

  • 2001-06-05 Tropical Storm Allison makes landfall on the upper-Texas coastline as a strong tropical storm and dumps large amounts of rain over Houston. The storm caused $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the costliest tropical storm in U.S. history.

  • 2002-10-31 A federal grand jury in Houston, Texas formally indicted former Enron Corp. chief financial officer Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice related to the collapse of his ex-employer.
  • 2003-05-12 Fifty-nine Democratic lawmakers bring the Texas Legislature to a standstill by going into hiding in a dispute over a Republican congressional redistricting plan
  • 2003-05-22 In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sörenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years.
  • 2003-06-26 The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that gender-based sodomy laws are unconstitutional.
  • 2003-10-04 Red Raiders' quarterback B.J. Symons sets a Big 12 Conference record with 8 touchdown passes, leading Texas Tech to a convincing 59-28 win over Texas A & M

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2003-11-16 Roger Federer of Switzerland wins his first of 6 season-ending Tennis Masters Cup titles with a 6–3, 6–0, 6–4 victory over American Andre Agassi in the final in Houston, Texas

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2004-10-03 Seattle Mariners Japanese right fielder Ichiro Suzuki adds 2 more singles in a 3-0 defeat to Texas, to finish the season with a MLB record 262 hits

Baseball Star Ichiro Suzuki
Baseball Star
Ichiro Suzuki
  • 2004-11-21 Roger Federer of Switzerland wins back-to-back season-ending Tennis Masters Cup titles with a 6–3, 6–2 victory over Australian Leyton Hewitt in the final in Houston, Texas
  • 2005-03-23 A major explosion at the Texas City Refinery kills 15 workers
  • 2005-06-01 The longest oil/natural gas explosion in the Houston, Texas area occurs in Crosby, Texas. The drill was owned by the Louisiana Oil and Gas Company.
  • 2005-09-24 Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.
  • 2007-01-24 55th NHL All-Star Game, American Airlines Centre, Dallas, TX: West beats East, 12-9; MVP: Daniel Briere, Buffalo Sabres, C
  • 2007-04-20 Johnson Space Center Shooting: A man with a handgun barricades himself in NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas before killing a male hostage and himself.
  • 2008-04-04 Raid on Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints owned YFZ Ranch in Texas; 401 children and 133 women taken into state custody
  • 2008-09-13 Hurricane Ike makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to Galveston Island, Houston and surrounding areas.

Film release premierFilm Premier

2009-04-06 "Star Trek" film reboot directed by J.J. Abrams, starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto premieres in Austin, Texas

Director, Producer and Writer J. J. Abrams
Director, Producer and Writer
J. J. Abrams
  • 2009-06-11 Texas mother hit by lightning while standing in her kitchen in her Texas home. Witnesses say lightning came through a light fixture, struck her chest and exited her foot. Survived after three days in hospital.
  • 2009-11-05 US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan (US Army Medical Corps) killed 13 and wounded 43 at Fort Hood, Texas in the largest mass shooting ever at a US military installation.
  • 2010-01-07 College Football, 12th BCS National Championship, Rose Bowl, Pasadena: #1 Alabama beats #2 Texas, 37-21
  • 2010-02-14 59th NBA All-Star Game, Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX: East beats West, 141-139; MVP: Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat, G

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2010-11-16 In University Park, Texas, the groundbreaking ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center takes place

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 2012-11-22 2 people are killed and 120 injured after a 100-vehicle pile-up in dense fog in Texas
  • 2012-12-10 78th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (QB); first freshman to win the award
  • 2013-04-17 15 people are killed and 100 are injured after a fertilizer plant explodes in West, Texas
  • 2013-08-08 4 people are killed and 4 are wounded in a shooting spree in Dallas, Texas
  • 2014-01-03 Tommy Lynn Sells is executed at Texas State Penitentiary, Huntsville, for the murder of nine-year-old Mary Perez, thought to have committed 21 more murders
  • 2014-09-30 A case of Ebola Virus reaches Dallas, Texas
  • 2014-11-01 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Take Charge Brandi, Dayatthespa, Judy The Beauty, Bobby's Kitten, Texas Red, Main Sequence, Work All Week, Karakontie, Bayern
  • 2015-05-17 Gun fight between rival biker gangs and police in Waco, Texas leaves 9 dead and 18 injured. 170 later arrested for organised crime.
  • 2015-07-13 Sandra Bland is found dead in Waller County jail, Texas after spending weekend in jail after a traffic offence. Her family disputes her supposed suicide
  • 2015-09-11 Ex-Governor of Texas, Rick Perry becomes the first candidate to drop out of race for the Republican nomination
  • 2016-02-02 First case of Zika contracted on US mainland (Texas) and second known sexually transmitted case confirmed in Texas

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016-02-20 4-inch lock of John Lennon's hair sells for $35,000 to a memorabilia collector at an auction in Dallas, Texas

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 2016-02-25 Tenth Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by CNN, held in Houston, Texas
  • 2016-06-27 US Supreme Court strikes down Texas law restricting abortion 5-3
  • 2016-07-07 In Dallas Texas, lone gunman shots and kills five police officers, wounding others during a protest march against fatal police shootings of African Americans
  • 2016-07-30 Air balloon crashes into power lines near Lockhart, Texas, killing all 16 on board

Sport awardSuper Bowl

2017-02-05 Super Bowl LI, NRG Stadium, Houston, TX: New England Patriots defeat Atlanta Falcons, 34-28; MVP: Tom Brady, New England, QB

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady
  • 2017-04-29 3 tornadoes hit south east of Dallas, Texas, killing 5
  • 2017-07-22 10 die in over-heated tractor-trailer in San Antonio, Texas in human-trafficking incident
  • 2017-08-25 Category 4 Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas northeast of Corpus Christi with 130 m.p.h. winds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017-08-29 US President Donald Trump visits flood affected Texas

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2017-11-05 Gunman shoots 26 dead and injures 20 at a church in Sunderland Springs, Texas
  • 2018-03-18 Serial bomber suspected after fourth bomb goes off in Austin, Texas, injuring two, total bombing death toll, 2 dead, 5 injured
  • 2018-03-21 Austin bombing suspect Mark Conditt kills himself in chase with police in Austin, Texas
  • 2018-05-18 Santa Fe High School shooting; 17 year-old shooter kills 10 and injures 10 in Santa Fe, Texas
  • 2018-06-14 US government confirms 1500 boys being held separated from their parents in Casa Padre, shelter facility for illegal immigrants in a former Walmart in Brownsville, Texas
  • 2018-07-16 Historic cemetery (1878-1911) announced discovered near Houston, Texas, containing 95 remains though to be African Americans forced into labour
  • 2018-09-17 US border control agent confesses to the murder of four women and assault of another in Laredo, Texas
  • 2018-11-06 Record 19 black female judicial candidates all elected in Harris County, Texas, after campaigning together under "Black Girl Magic"
  • 2018-12-13 Apple announces new $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas and expansion in other US cities
  • 2018-12-15 Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 2019-01-31 Catholic leaders in Texas name 286 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children, dating back to 1940
  • 2019-04-14 11 tornadoes hit US southern states killing eight in Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana
  • 2019-08-03 Suspected domestic terrorist shoots and kills 22 and injures 24 at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas
  • 2019-08-20 Computer systems in 22 small Texas towns hacked and held to ransom in coordinated attack prompts FBI investigation
  • 2019-08-31 Gunman kills seven and injures 22 during high speed chase in Odessa, Texas
  • 2019-09-19 Tropical Depression Imelda hits southeast Texas and Louisiana prompting widespread evacuations

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019-09-22 "Howdy, Modi!" US President Donald Trump holds a mass rally for Indian PM Narendra Modi in Houston, Texas

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019-11-03 British Mercedes driver and defending champion Lewis Hamilton finishes second in the US Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas to clinch his 6th F1 Drivers World Championship

Formula 1 Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula 1 Driver
Lewis Hamilton

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 1,040

  • 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)
  • 1924-10-11 Mal Whitfield, American track athlete (Olympic 3 gold, silver & bronze 1948, 52), born in Bay City, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1924-10-26 Tex Coulter, American NFL defensive lineman (All Pro 1948, 51-52; Pro Bowl 1951-52; NY Giants), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2007)
  • 1925-05-24 Pedro Gonzales-Gonzalez, American actor (Rio Bravo), born in Aguilares, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 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, American actor (Davy Crockett, Old Yeller), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2010)
  • 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)
  • 1926-01-12 Ray Price, American country singer (Good Times), born in Perryville, Texas (d. 2013)

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, American actor (Butch-Our Gang, Superman), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1926-09-25 Jack Hyles, Independent Baptist pastor (First Baptist Church of Hammond 1959-2001), born in Italy, Ellis County, Texas (d. 2001)
  • 1926-10-24 Y. A. Tittle, American NFL quarterback (Baltimore, San Francisco, NY Giants, MVP 1963), born in Marshall, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1926-12-19 Bobby Layne, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (3 x NFL champion; 6 x Pro Bowl; Detroit Lions), born in Santa Anna, Texas (d. 1986)
  • 1927-01-01 Doak Walker, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1948; Pro Bowl 1950-51, 53–55; First-team All-Pro 1950–51, 53–54; Detroit Lions), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1998)
  • 1927-02-25 Richard "Dick" Jones, American actor ("Pinocchio "- Pinocchio, The Frontiersman), born in Snyder, Texas (d. 2014)
  • 1927-04-01 Amos Milburn, American R&B singer and pianist ("One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer"), 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)
  • 1927-09-26 Robert Cade, American physician and inventor of Gatorade, born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2007)
  • 1927-10-08 Al Duncan, American blues drummer, born in McKinney, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1928-03-22 Bill Archer, American politician (Rep-R-TX, 1971-2001), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1928-04-16 Night Train Lane [Richard Lane], American NFL defensive back (Rams, Cards, Lions), born in Austin, Texas (d. 2002)
  • 1928-04-29 Carl Gardner, American rock vocalist (Coasters-Yakety Yak), born in Tyler, Texas (d. 2011)
  • 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)
  • 1928-10-02 George McFarland, American actor (Spanky-Our Gang/Little Rascals), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1993)
  • 1928-10-27 Kyle Rote, NFL halfback (NY Giants 1951-61), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2002)
  • 1928-11-11 Ernestine Anderson, American jazz vocalist and blues singer, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1928-12-02 Dan Jenkins, American author, sportswriter (Sports Illustrated), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2019)
  • 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], American hall of fame professional poker player (1971 World Series main event), born in Amarillo, Texas (d. 2012)
  • 1929-01-14 Billy Walker, American country singer (Ozark Jubilee), born in Ralls, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1929-02-28 Hayden Fry, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (SMU 1962-72, North Texas State University 1973-78, University of Iowa 1979-98), born in Eastland, Texas (d. 2019)
  • 1929-03-07 Yvonne Chouteau, Native American dancer (one of the "five Moons" of Oklahoma), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1929-05-06 Leon Hughes, American singer (The Coasters), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1929-07-05 Katherine Helmond, American actress and director (Soap, Mona-Who's the Boss), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 2019)
  • 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)
  • 1929-10-11 Curtis Amy, American jazz musician (Way Down), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2002)
  • 1930-01-05 Edward Galven Givens Jr., Major USAF/astronaut, born in Quanah, Texas (d. 1967)
  • 1930-01-05 Frederick Charles Tillis, American composer, born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1930-02-23 Bobby Dillon, American NFL defensive back (second to record 50 interceptions), born in Temple, Texas (d. 2019)

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

Person of interestSandra Day O'Connor

1930-03-26 Sandra Day O'Connor, American 1st woman Supreme Court Justice (1981- 2006), born in El Paso, Texas

1st Woman Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
1st Woman Supreme Court Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor
  • 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 Hall of Fame halfback (First-team All-Pro 1952, 54–59; Pro Bowl 1952, 54–58; NFL 1950s All Decade Team), born in Trinity, Texas (d. 2011)

Person of interestRoss Perot

1930-06-27 Ross Perot, American businessman (Electronic Data Systems, Perot Systems), billionaire and presidential candidate (1992, 1996), born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 2019)

Entrepreneur and Presidential Candidate Ross Perot
Entrepreneur and Presidential Candidate
Ross Perot
  • 1930-09-08 Emilio Azcarraga Milmo, American Mexican media tycoon (Televisa), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1997)
  • 1930-09-17 Edgar Mitchell, NASA astronaut (Apollo 14), born in Hereford Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1930-10-11 Sam Johnson, American politician (Rep-R-Texas), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1930-10-24 The Big Bopper [Jiles Perry Richardson], American musician, born in Sabine Pass, Texas (d. 1959)
  • 1930-10-31 Booker Ervin [Booker Telleferro Ervin II], American saxophonist (Charles Mingus), born in Denison, Texas (d. 1970)
  • 1930-11-14 Edward H White II, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1930-11-24 Yale Lary, American NFL safety Hall of Famer (Detroit Lions), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1930-12-29 Glenn Reeves, American rockabilly singer-songwriter and radio deejay (Heartbreak Hotel), born in Shamrock, Texas (d. 1998)
  • 1931-01-05 Alvin Ailey, African-American choreographer (American Dance Theater), born in Rogers, Texas (d. 1989)
  • 1931-01-05 Walt Davis, American athlete (Olympic gold high jump 1952) and basketball center (NBA C'ship 1956, 58; Philadelphia Warriors, St. Louis Hawks), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 2020)

Person of interestErnie Banks

1931-01-31 Ernie Banks, American baseball shortstop, 1st baseman and hall of famer known as "Mr Cub" as he played all 19 of his seasons with the Chicago Cubs, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2015)

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • 1931-02-06 Rip Torn [Elmore Rual Torn Jr], American actor, voice artist and comedian (Cross Creek, The Larry Sanders Show), born in Temple, Texas (d. 2019)
  • 1931-04-04 Bobby Ray Inman, American admiral and intelligence director, born in Rhonesboro, Texas
  • 1931-05-06 Marvin Leath, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas's 11th district), born in Henderson, Texas (d. 2000)
  • 1931-08-19 Bill Shoemaker, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (8,833 career victories, Kentucky Derby 1955, 59, 65, 86), born in Fabens, Texas (d. 2003)
  • 1931-08-31 Noble Willingham, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger, The Corndog Man), born in Mineola, Texas (d. 2004)
  • 1931-09-01 Boxcar Willie [Travis Martin], American soldier (USAF) and singer (King of the Road), born in Ellis County, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1931-09-12 George Jones, American country singer-songwriter ("Golden Rings"; "Oh Lonesome Me"), born in Saratoga, Texas (d. 2013)
  • 1931-09-21 Larry Hagman, American actor (I Dream of Jeannie, JR-Dallas), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2012)
  • 1931-10-13 Eddie Mathews, American hall of fame third baseman (Milwaukee Brave) who hit 512 home runs, born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 2001)
  • 1931-10-31 Daniel "Dan" Rather, American news anchor (CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes), born in Wharton, Texas
  • 1931-12-16 Shelby Singleton, American record label owner and producer (Smash Records, Mercury Records), born in Waskom, Texas (d. 2009)
  • 1932-01-02 Dabney Coleman, ((Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Mayor Jeeter"; Buffalo Bill; Boardwalk Empire), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1932-02-04 Ivan Davis, Jr., American concert pianist, and teacher, born in Electra,Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1932-03-15 Alan Bean, American Naval captain and astronaut (Ap 12, Skylab 3, 4th to walk on the moon), born in Wheeler, Texas (2018)
  • 1932-04-01 (Mary Frances) "Debbie" Reynolds, American actress and singer (Singin' In The Rain -"Kathy Selden"; The Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1932-05-14 [Donald William] Bob Johnston, American music producer (Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash), born in Hillsboro, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1932-05-25 K. C. Jones, American Basketball Hall of Fame point guard (Olympic gold 1956; NBA C'ship 1959–66, Boston Celtics) and coach (NBA C'ship 1984, 86; Boston Celtics), born in Taylor, Texas (d. 2020)
  • 1932-05-30 Pauline Oliveros, composer (Sound Patterns), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1932-06-06 David R Scott, American USAF Colonel and astronaut (Gem 8, Apol 9, 15), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1932-07-01 Bobby Day [Robert Byrd], American rock vocalist (Rockin' Robin), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1990)
  • 1932-07-16 Max McGee, American football player (Green Bay Packers), born in Overton, Texas (d. 2007)
  • 1932-09-29 Robert Benton, American writer/director (Kramer vs Kramer), born in Waxahachie, Texas
  • 1932-10-28 Suzy Parker, American model and actress (Chamber of Horrors), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2003)
  • 1932-11-20 John Barnes Chance, American composer, born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 1972)
  • 1932-12-20 John Hillerman, American actor (Magnum PI, Chinatown, Blazing Saddles), born in Denison, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1933-01-11 Goldie Hill, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in Karnes County, Texas
  • 1933-02-27 Raymond Berry, American NFL hall of famer (Baltimore Colts), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1933-03-08 Johnny Dollar, American country and rockabilly singer, born in Kilgore, Texas (d. 1986)
  • 1933-03-09 W. Francis McBeth, American composer (Of Sailors and Whales), conductor, and pedagogue (Ouachita Baptist University, 1957-96), born in Ropesville, Texas (d. 2012)

Person of interestCarol Burnett

1933-04-26 Carol Burnett, American comedian (The Carol Burnett Show) and actress (Annie; The Four Seasons; Mad About You), born in San Antonio, Texas

Comedian and Actress Carol Burnett
Comedian and Actress
Carol Burnett

Person of interestWillie Nelson

1933-04-29 Willie Nelson, American country singer (On the Road Again), born in Abbott, Texas

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
  • 1933-05-04 J. Fred Duckett, American sports announcer and teacher, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2007)
  • 1933-06-01 Charles Wilson, American politician (Rep-D-TX, 1973-97), born in Trinity, Texas (d. 2010)
  • 1933-06-29 John Bradshaw, American theologian, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1933-07-20 Buddy Knox, American rock vocalist (Party Doll, Lovey Dovey), born in Happy, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1933-08-08 Joe Tex [Joseph Arrington, Jr.], American soul musician (Hold What You've Got, I Gotcha), born in Rogers, Texas (d. 1982)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths