Texas in History (Part 4)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 759

  • 1939-05-27 Donald "Don" Williams, American country singer (I Believe in You), born in Floydada Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1939-07-18 Jerry Moore, American football player and coach, born in Bonham, Texas
  • 1939-08-07 Anjanette Comer, American actress (Baby, Lepke), born in Dawson, Texas
  • 1939-08-09 Max Neuhaus, American percussionist and composer (sound sculptures), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 2009)
  • 1939-08-18 Johnny Preston, singer (Running Bear), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 2011)
  • 1939-09-08 Guitar Shorty [David William Kearney], American blues musician, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1939-09-17 Joseph Mosikili, American-born South African broadway actor and singer, born in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1940-01-04 Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)
  • 1940-03-17 Mark White, American politician, lawyer, and 43rd Governor of Texas (1983-7), born in Henderson, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1940-03-23 Luis Gasca, American trumpeter, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1940-04-12 John Hagee, American pastor and televangelist, born in Goose Creek, Texas
  • 1940-05-19 Frank Lorenzo, airline executive (Continental, Texas Air, Eastern)
  • 1940-05-31 August "Augie" Meyers, American singer-songwriter, producer, and record label owner (Sir Douglas Quintet, Texas Tornados) born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1940-07-07 Richard K Armey, (Rep-R-Texas, 1985- )
  • 1940-07-10 Helen Donath, American soprano, born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1940-07-19 Vikki Carr [Florencia Vicenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona], American singer (Let it Be Him), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1940-07-26 Dobie Gray [Lawrence Brown], American musician and singer (Drift Away), born in Simonton, Texas (d. 2011)
  • 1940-08-03 Lance Alworth, American NFL hall of famer (Charger, Cowboys), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1940-08-19 Johnny Nash, rocker (I Can See Clearly Now), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1940-09-02 Harry Northup, American actor (The Silence of the Lambs, Taxi Driver), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1940-11-04 Delbert McClinton, singer (Gonna Find a Good Woman), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1940-11-28 Bruce Channel [McMeans], American singer (Hey! Baby), born in Jacksonville, Texas
  • 1940-12-19 Phil Ochs, anti-war folk singer (Joe Hill, War is Over), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1940-12-30 Fred Hansen, American pole vaulter (Olympic gold 1964), born in Cuero, Texas
  • 1941-05-25 Bill Young, rocker, born in Daingerfield, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1941-06-10 Mickey Jones, American musician and actor (Home Improvement, Justified), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1941-07-03 Wylie Walker Vale, Endocrinologist who discovered the stress hormone, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1941-10-12 Craig Washington, American politician (Rep-D-Texas), born in Longview, Texas
  • 1941-10-30 Otis Williams [Otis Miles], American singer-songwriter (The Temptations), born in Texarkana, Texas
  • 1941-10-31 Lucas Brown Jackson, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), born in San Marcos, Texas
  • 1941-11-01 Joe Louis Caldwell, basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), born in Texas City, Texas
  • 1941-11-01 Robert Foxworth, actor (Chase-Falcon Crest, Frankenstein), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1941-11-06 Doug Sahm, American country singer (Texas Tornadoes-Dinero), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1941-11-06 Guy Clark, American country singer (Heartbroke), born in Monahans, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1942-01-09 K Callan, actress (Joe's World, Martha-Lois & Clark), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1942-01-21 Mac Davis, American country music singer-songwriter, actor (Mac Davis Show, North Dallas 40), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1942-02-06 John London, American songwriter and bassist (Michael Nesmith band), born in Brazos County, Texas
  • 1942-03-01 Jerry Fisher, American R&B singer (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in DeKalb, Texas
  • 1942-07-08 Phil Gramm, (Sen-R Texas, 1985- )

Person of interestNancy Richey

1942-08-23 Nancy Richey Gunther, American tennis player (US Doubles 1965, 66), born in San Angelo, Texas

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • 1942-08-26 John E Blaha, USAF/astronaut (STS 29, 33, 43, 58, 79/81), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1942-10-10 James Marshall, American illustrator and author (George and Martha, The Stupids), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1992)
  • 1942-10-22 Bobby Fuller, Baytown, Texas, American rock vocalist/guitarist (Bobby Fuller Four)
  • 1942-12-30 Michael Nesmith, rocker (Monkees-Last Train to Clarksville), born in Houston, Texas

Person of interestJanis Joplin

1943-01-19 Janis Joplin, American rocker and blues singer-songwriter (Down on Me), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1970)

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin

Person of interestSharon Tate

1943-01-24 Sharon Tate, American actress (Valley of the Dolls), born in Dallas, Texas

Actress and Murder Victim Sharon Tate
Actress and Murder Victim
Sharon Tate
  • 1943-02-06 Gayle Hunnicutt, actress (Legend of Hell House, Dallas), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1943-03-15 Sly Stone, Dallas, funk musician (Sly & the Family Stone-Everyday People), born in Denton, Texas
  • 1943-03-17 Don Mitchell, actor (Mark-Ironside), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2013)
  • 1943-04-02 Larry Coryell, American jazz guitarist (11th House), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1943-04-06 Susan Tolsky, actress (Madame's Place, Here Comes the Brides), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1943-04-29 Duane Allen, Taylortown Texas, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)

Person of interestJimmy Johnson

1943-07-16 Jimmy Johnson, American NFL coach (Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins), born in Port Arthur, Texas

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson
  • 1943-07-22 Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Senator from Texas
  • 1943-09-03 Valerie Perrine, American actress and model (Steam Bath, Superman, Lenny), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1943-09-19 Joe Morgan, American MLB 2nd baseman (Reds) and commentator (ESPN), born in Bonham, Texas
  • 1943-09-20 Tommy Nobis, American football linebacker (Atlanta Falcons), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1943-10-07 Oliver North, US colonel (Irangate), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1943-11-30 Jerry Hunt, American composer, born in Waco, Texas (d. 1993)
  • 1943-12-03 Valerie Perrine, actress (Slaughterhouse 5), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1943-12-18 Bobby Keys, American saxophonist, born in Slaton, Texas (d. 2014)
  • 1944-03-07 Townes Van Zandt, Texas, singer/songwriter (Kathleen, Loretta), (d. 1997)
  • 1944-06-08 Boz Scaggs [William Royce], American rocker (Steve Miller Band), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1944-06-29 Gary Busey, American actor (Buddy Holly Story, Star in Born), born in Goose Creek, Texas
  • 1944-07-22 Guich Koock, actor (Harley Puckett-Carter Country), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1944-08-15 Linda Ellerbee, American journalist (Weekend, NBC Overnight), born in Bryan, Texas
  • 1944-08-21 Doug Young, American national and world powerlifting champion, born in Abilene, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1944-08-27 G W Bailey, Port Arthur, Texas, American actor (Police Academy, The Closer)

Person of interestBarry White

1944-09-12 Barry White, American singer (Love's Theme), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 2003)

Singer Barry White
Singer
Barry White
  • 1944-11-26 Jean Terrell, Texas, rocker (Supremes)
  • 1944-12-11 Lynda Day George, American actress (Casey-Mission Impossible), born in San Marcos, Texas
  • 1945-01-03 Stephen Stills, songwriter/guitarist (Cosby Stills & Nash), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1945-01-13 Cornelius Bumpus, American saxophonist and keyboardist (Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2004)
  • 1945-02-05 Sarah Weddington, American attorney, born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1945-03-14 Michael Martin Murphey, country singer (Wildfire), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1945-03-19 Lisa Nicole Baker, playmate of the year (Nov 1966), born in Detroit, Texas
  • 1945-04-12 Willie Parnell, American singer (Archie Bell & the Drells), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1945-05-30 Meredith MacRae, actress (Petticoat Junction, My 3 Sons), born in Houston, Texas

Person of interestSteve Martin

1945-08-14 Steve Martin, American comedian, musician, author and actor (Parenthood, Jerk, Roxanne), born in Waco, Texas

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
  • 1945-10-02 Frank Tejeda, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1997)
  • 1945-10-09 Jeannie C. Riley, American singer (Harper Valley PTA, Hee Haw), born in Stamford, Texas
  • 1945-10-12 Dusty Rhodes [Virgil Riley Runnels Jr.], American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Austin, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1945-10-26 Jaclyn Smith, American actress (Charlie's Angels, The Bourne Identity), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1945-11-16 Steve Railsback, American actor (The Stunt Man, Escape 2000), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1946-03-04 Ralph Kirshbaum, cellist (RNCM Manchester Intl Festival), born in Denton, Texas
  • 1946-04-01 William Frederick Fisher, MD/astronaut (STS 51-I), born in Dallas, Texas

Person of interestGeorge W. Bush

1946-07-06 George W. Bush Jr, 43rd President of the United States (2001-09) and 46th Governor of Texas (1995-2000) (R-TX), born in New Haven, Connecticut

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 1946-07-16 Barbara Lee, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in El Paso, Texas

Person of interestKen Starr

1946-07-21 Ken Starr, American lawyer who Investigated Bill Clinton (Starr Report), born in Vernon, Texas

Lawyer Who Investigated Bill Clinton Ken Starr
Lawyer Who Investigated Bill Clinton
Ken Starr
  • 1946-07-23 Keith Ferguson, American blues musician (Fabulous Thunderbirds), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1997)
  • 1946-08-01 Tom Loeffler, American politician (member of the United States House of Representatives from central Texas), born in Fredericksburg, Texas
  • 1946-08-14 Larry Graham Jr, bass guitar player (Graham Central Station, Sly and the Family Stone), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1946-08-15 Kathryn Jean Whitmire, (4 time Mayor-Houston), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1946-09-02 Billy Preston, American soul musician, singer and pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1946-09-15 Tommy Lee Jones, American actor (Executioner's Song, Bloody Monday, The Fugitive), born in San Saba, Texas
  • 1946-10-06 Lloyd Doggett, American attorney and politician (US Representative, Democrat, Texas), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1946-12-28 Edgar Winter, rocker (They Only Come Out at Night), born in Beaumont, Texas

Person of interestNolan Ryan

1947-01-31 Nolan Ryan, American baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB no-hit leader [7], strikeout leader [5,714]), born in Refugio, Texas

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Person of interestFarrah Fawcett

1947-02-02 Farrah Fawcett, American actress (Charlie's Angels, The Burning Bed), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2009)

  • 1947-03-04 Gunnar Hansen, Icelandic-born American actor (Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), born in Reykjav√≠k (d. 2015)

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Famous Deaths