Texas in History (Part 4)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 558

  • 1947-04-08 Larry Norman, American musician and pioneer of Christian rock music (Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2008)
  • 1947-07-01 Marc Benno, American musician (Rock 'n' Roll Me Again), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1947-07-21 Wendell Burton, actor (Lucas-New Dick Van Dyke Show), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1947-10-04 James Fielder, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Denton, Texas
  • 1947-10-17 Gene Green, (Rep-D-Texas)
  • 1947-11-12 J. C. [John Charles] Crowley, American musician, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1947-11-19 Lamar Smith, (Rep-R-Texas)
  • 1947-12-13 Darlene Cates, American actress (What's Eating Gilbert Grape), born in Borger, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1948-02-08 Dan Seals, McCamey Texas, country singer (England Dan & John Ford Coley-You Still Move Me)
  • 1948-06-01 Powers Boothe, American Actor (Sin City, Deadwood), born in Snyder Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1948-06-19 Phylicia Rashad, American actress and singer (The Cosby Show, One Life to Live), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1948-07-12 Jay Thomas [Jon Thomas Terrell], American actor and comedian (Cheers, Murphy Brown), born in Kermit, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1948-12-06 JoBeth Williams, American actress (Kramer vs Kramer, Poltergeist), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1948-12-07 Gary Morris, country singer/actor (Colbys), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1948-12-25 Barbara Mandrell, singer/TV host (Mandrell Sisters), born in Houston, Texas

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1949-01-10 George Foreman, American World Heavyweight boxing champ (1973-74, 95), born in Marshall, Texas

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 1949-01-10 Teresa Graves, actress (Laugh-in, Get Christie Love), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1949-02-02 Brent Spiner, American actor (Data-Star Trek the Next Generation), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1949-03-12 Bill Payne, rock keyboardist (Little Feat-Time Loves a Hero), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1949-06-11 Frank Beard, Frankston Texas, US country rock drummer (ZZ Top)
  • 1949-06-25 Phyllis George-Brown, Miss America (1971)/sportscaster (CBS), born in Denton, Texas

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1949-07-07 Shelley Duvall, actress (Popeye, Faery Tale Theater), born in Houston, Texas

  • 1949-08-21 Loretta Devine, American actress (Boston Public), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1949-09-15 Joe Barton, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives since 1985), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1949-10-12 Stan Hansen, American professional wrestler, born in Borger, Texas
  • 1949-11-25 Rita Jenrette, wife of Rep John Jenrette (D-SC), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1949-12-02 Ron Raines, Teax City, Texas, actor (Guiding Light)
  • 1949-12-16 Billy Gibbons, American jazz-rock guitarist (Moving Sidewalks, ZZ Top), born in Houston, Texas

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1949-12-25 Sissy Spacek, American Actress (Carrie, Badlands, Coal Miner's Daughter), born in Quitman, Texas

Actress Sissy Spacek
Actress
Sissy Spacek
  • 1949-12-31 Sara K. [Sara Katherine Wooldridge], American musician (Gypsy Alley), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1950-01-16 Debbie Allen, dancer/actress (3 Girls 3, Lydia-Fame), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1950-01-23 Richard Gilliland, actor (Jonesy-Waltons, Tom-Heartland), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1950-02-03 Morgan Fairchild, [Patsy McClenny], actress (Falcon Crest), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1950-03-04 Rick Perry, American politician, Governor of Texas (R) (2000-2015), born in Paint Creek, Texas
  • 1950-04-09 Kenneth D Cockrell, Astronaut (STS 56, 69, 80), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1950-05-07 Randall 'Tex' Cobb, American boxer and actor, born in Bridge City, Texas
  • 1950-08-07 Rodney Crowell, country singer (She's Crazy for Leavin'), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1950-10-01 Randy Quaid, actor (Midnight Express, Vacation, Saturday Night Live), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1951-03-20 Jimmie Vaughan, American guitarist (Fabulous Thunderbirds), born in Dallas County, Texas
  • 1951-05-03 Christopher Cross [Geppert], American singer-songwriter (Arthur's Theme, Sailing), born in San Antonio, Texas

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1951-06-13 Mike Weaver, American WBA World Heavyweight Champion, born in Gatesville, Texas

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • 1951-09-04 Judith Ivey, actress (Lady in Red, Hello Again), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1951-09-08 Randy T Odle, Port Arthur Texas, astronaut
  • 1951-11-24 Chet Edwards, (Rep-D-Texas)
  • 1951-12-28 Ken Pope, American NFL player, born Galverton, Texas
  • 1952-01-13 Cornelius Bumpus, American saxophonist and keyboardist (Doobie Bros), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2004)
  • 1952-02-27 Dwight Elmo Jones, basketball player (Olymp-silver-1972), born in Houston, Texas

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1952-03-23 Rex Tillerson, American businessman (ExxonMobil) and US Secretary of State (2017-), born in Wichita Falls, Texas

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
US Secretary of State
Rex Tillerson
  • 1952-04-01 Annette O'Toole, actress (Cat People, Superman III), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1952-05-18 George Strait, Pearsall Tx, country singer (All My Exes Live in Texas)
  • 1952-08-18 Patrick Swayze, actor/dancer (Dirty Dancing, Ghost), born in Houston, Texas

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1953-02-11 [John Ellis] Jeb Bush, American politician (Governor of Florida (R) 1999-2007), born in Midland, Texas

US Governor Jeb Bush
US Governor
Jeb Bush
  • 1953-04-16 Jay O Sanders, actor (Meeting Venus, V I Warshawski), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1953-05-29 Rick Henderson, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1953-11-03 Kate Capshaw [Nail], American actress (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1953-11-13 Tracy Scoggins, actress (Colbys, Gumshoe Kid), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1953-12-06 Gina Hecht, actress (Melanie-Hizzoner, Mork & Mindy), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1954-04-09 Dennis Quaid, actor (Big Easy, Dreamscape, Right Stuff), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1954-04-10 Peter MacNicol, actor (Chicago Hope, Sophie's Choice), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1954-06-16 Jeffrey S Ashby, astronaut (sk: STS 85), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1954-07-13 Louise Mandrell, country singer (Mandrell Sisters), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1954-09-06 Carly Fiorina, Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and political (R) candidate, born in Austin, Texas

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1954-10-03 Stevie Ray Vaughan, American guitarist (Sky is Crying, Texas Flood), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1990)

Musician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan
Musician, Singer and Songwriter
Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • 1954-11-06 Catherine Crier, American journalist and author (The Case Against Lawyers, A Deadly Game), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1954-12-02 Danielle Alexander, country music pianist, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1955-01-17 Steve Earle, country singer (Guitar Town), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1955-03-07 Tommy Kramer, American football player, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1955-04-11 Kevin Brady, American politician (Rep Texas (R) 1997-), born in Vermillion, South Dakota
  • 1955-05-10 Mark David Chapman, Forth Work Texas, assassin (John Lennon)
  • 1955-05-17 Bill Paxton, actor (True Lies, Big Love), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1955-05-30 Jake "The Snake" Roberts, American wrestler, born in Gainesville, Texas
  • 1955-08-17 Janet Quist playmate (Dec, 1978), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1955-10-25 Danny Darwin, Bonham Texas, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1955-12-06 Tish Hinojosa, country singer (Something in the Rain), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1956-01-21 Robby Benson, American actor (One on One, Running Brave, Chosen), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1956-05-27 Lisa Niemi, actress (Dirty Dancing, Will Rodgers Follies), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1956-06-01 Lisa Hartman Black, American singer/actress (Tabitha, Knots Landing), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1956-06-26 Bernard A Harris Jr, Temple Texas, MD/Astronaut (STS 55, 63)
  • 1956-09-05 Steve Denton, tennis player (world's fastest tennis serve-138 mph), born in Kingsville, Texas
  • 1956-11-15 Ashley Cox, playmate (December, 1977), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1956-12-21 Lee Roy Parnell, country singer (Oughta be a Law), born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1956-12-22 Marcy Hanson, playmate (Oct, 1978), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1957-01-29 Irlene Mandrell, country singer (Mandrell Sisters), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1957-03-31 Patrick G Forrester, Army Lt Colonel and astronaut, born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1957-05-13 Eloise Broady, playmate (Apr, 1988), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1957-07-12 Rick Douglas Husband, Amarillo Texas, USAF mjr/astronaut
  • 1957-08-22 Holly Dunn, country singer (Daddy's Hands), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1957-10-23 Louann Fernald playmate (Jun, 1979), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1957-11-02 Rita Crockett, American volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1957-11-06 Lori Singer, American actress (Fame, V, Footloose), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1958-06-12 Rebecca Holden, American actress and singer (Knight Rider), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1958-07-23 Lydia Cornell, actress (Sara Rush-Too Close for Comfort), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1958-08-22 Stevie Ray [Lane Huffman], American professional wrestler, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1958-09-16 Terry McBride, singer (McBride & Ride-Can I Count on You), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1958-12-02 George Saunders, American writer (Lincoln in the Bardo), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1958-12-23 Joan Severance, actress (Hear No Evil, See No Evil), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1959-05-14 Connie Brighton, playmate (Sept, 1982), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • 1959-07-01 Anne Smith, tennis star, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1959-07-14 Susana Martinez, American politician (Governor of New Mexico) 1st female Hispanic US governor, born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1959-11-28 R Glynn Holt, Plainveiw Texas, PhD/astronaut (STS 73 alt)

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