Texas in History (Part 4)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 1,040

  • 1933-08-23 Robert Curl, American chemist (Nobel 1996), born in Alice, Texas
  • 1933-09-01 Ann W. Richards, Lakeview Texas, American politician
  • 1933-10-25 Eugene "Porky" Lee, American child actor (Little Rascals), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1933-11-25 Kathryn Grant Crosby, actress (Mr Cory, Big Circus), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1933-12-14 Leo Wright, American jazz saxophone and flute player (Dizzy Gillespie;; Blues Shout; I Left My Heart In San Francisco), born in Wichita Falls, Texas (d. 1991)
  • 1933-12-15 Jesse Belvin, American rock vocalist (Mr Easy), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1960)
  • 1934-02-07 "King" Curtis [Ousley], American musician, bandleader and saxophonist (Memphis Soul Stew), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1971)
  • 1934-02-27 Van Williams, American actor (Green Hornet, Tycoon), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1934-03-11 Sam Donaldson, ABC White House correspondent (Prime Time), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1934-06-01 Peter Masterson, actor (Ambush Bay), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1934-06-12 John A. Alonzo, American cinematographer (pioneered handheld work, lighting techniques and HD video development), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2001)
  • 1934-08-03 Haystacks Calhoun, American professional wrestler, born in McKinney, Texas (d. 1989)
  • 1934-08-18 Rafer Johnson, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1960), born in Hillsboro, Texas (d. 2020)
  • 1934-09-03 Freddie King, American blues singer (Hideaway), born in Gilmer, Texas (d. 1976)
  • 1934-10-07 Willie Naulls, American NBA player (NY Knicks), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1934-10-15 John Coleman, American journalist, co-founder of The Weather Channel and broadcaster (1953-2014), born in Alpine, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1934-11-10 Norm Cash, American baseball 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers), born in Eldorado, Texas (d. 1986)
  • 1935-01-08 Nolan Miller, American fashion & jewellery designer (Dynasty, Love Boat), born in Burkburnett, Texas (d. 2012)

Person of interestA. J. Foyt

1935-01-16 A. J. Foyt, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1961, 64, 67, 77; 24 Hours of Le Mans 1967; Daytona 500 1972; 24 Hours of Daytona 1983, 85; 12 Hours of Sebring 1985), born in Houston, Texas

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • 1935-01-21 Ann Wedgeworth, actress (Tiger's Tale, Men's Club, Bogie), born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1935-04-26 James Cecil "Humpy" Parker, American disgraced ex-Sheriff convicted of violating inmates civil rights and of torture, born in San Jacinto County, Texas (d. 1994)
  • 1935-06-11 Earlene Dennis Brown, American shot putter (Olympic bronze 1960), born in Latexo, Texas
  • 1935-07-08 John David Crow, American College Football Hall of Fame back and tight end (Heisman Trophy 1957, Texas A & M; Pro Bowl 1959, 60, 62, 65; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Marion, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1935-08-20 Justin Tubb, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1998)
  • 1935-09-08 James Clay, American jazz tenor saxophonist, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1935-09-19 Bob Krueger, American Democrat politician and diplomat (U.S. ambassador to Botswana & Burundi), born in New Braunfels, Texas
  • 1935-10-15 Bobby Morrow, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay 1956), born in Brownsville, Texas (d. 2020)
  • 1935-12-21 Yusuf Bey (Joseph Stephens), American activist, born in Greenville, Texas (d. 2003)
  • 1935-12-23 Esther Phillips [Jones], American R&B singer ("What A Diff'rence A Day Makes"), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1984)

Person of interestRoger Miller

1936-01-02 Roger Miller, American country singer-songwriter ("King of the Road"; "Dang Me"), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1992)

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller
  • 1936-01-10 Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist & radio astronomer (1978 Nobel laureate), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1936-01-11 Katie Webster [Kathyrne Jewel Thorne], American boogie pianist (The Swamp Boogie Queen), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1936-02-12 Joe Don Baker, American actor (Eischied, Walking Tall, Fletch), born in Groesback, Texas
  • 1936-02-21 Barbara Jordan, (Rep-D-Tx, 1972-78), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1936-04-23 Roy Orbison, American rock musician (Pretty Woman), born in Vernon, Texas (d. 1988)
  • 1936-06-03 Larry McMurtry, American Pulitzer Prize winning novelist (Lonesome Dove), and Academy Award-winning scriptwriter (Brokeback Mountain), born in Wichita Falls, Texas (d. 2021)
  • 1936-06-20 Billy Guy, American singer (The Coasters-Young Blood), born in Itasca, Texas (d. 2002)
  • 1936-06-22 Kris Kristofferson, American singer and actor (Amerika, Millennium), born in Brownsville, Texas
  • 1936-08-05 John Dancy, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday), born in Jackson, Texas

Person of interestBuddy Holly

1936-09-07 Buddy Holly [Charles Holley], American musician (Peggy Sue, That'll Be the Day), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 1959)

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • 1936-12-05 James Lee Burke, American writer (Dave Robicheaux series), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1936-12-06 Kenneth Copeland, American televangelist (Kenneth Copeland Ministries), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1936-12-23 Frederic Forrest, American actor (The Rose, Lonesone Dove), born in Waxahachie, Texas
  • 1937-01-14 Billie Jo Spears, American country singer, born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 2011)
  • 1937-01-25 Don Maynard, American football wide receiver (NY Jets: 633 receptions, 11,834 yards, 88 TDs), born in Crosbyton, Texas
  • 1937-02-04 Bill Ham, American music impresario and manager (ZZ Top), born in Waxahachie, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1937-02-25 Bob Schieffer, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1937-05-09 Sonny Curtis, American guitarist and singer-songwriter (the Crickets, I fought the Law), born in Meadow, Texas
  • 1937-05-15 Trini Lopez [Trinidad Lopez], American singer and guitarist (If I Had a Hammer), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2020)
  • 1937-06-04 Freddy Fender, American musician ("Before the Next Teardrop Falls"), born in San Benito, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1937-06-04 Robert Fulghum, American author (All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1937-06-15 Waylon Jennings, American country singer and guitarist (Ramblin' Man), born in Littlefield, Texas (d. 2002)
  • 1937-07-09 Clemon Daniels, American football halfback and AFL player of year 1963 (Oak, Dallas, San Francisco), born in McKinney, Texas
  • 1937-07-23 Dave Webster, American football player (led his football team to a National Championship in 1958), born in Atlanta, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1937-09-11 Robert Crippen, American astronaut (STS 1, 7, 41C, 41G), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1937-09-13 Don Bluth, American animator and film director (The Secret of NIMH), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1937-09-19 Abner Haynes, American AFL running back (AFL MVP 1960; Kansas City Chiefs), born in Denton, Texas
  • 1937-12-03 Bobby Boyd, American NFL cornerback (5 × All-Pro 1964–1968; NFL interceptions leader 1965; Baltimore Colts), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1938-02-08 Ray Sharpe, American rockabilly singer-songwriter, (Linda Lu), born in Forth Worth, Texas
  • 1938-03-31 Jimmy Johnson, American Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback (4-time Pro Bowl), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1938-04-10 Don Meredith, NFL quarterback (Cowboys)/Mon Night Football, born in Mount Vernon, Texas
  • 1938-04-17 Ben Barnes, American politician (36th Lieutenant Governor of Texas), born in Gorman, Texas
  • 1938-06-21 Ron Ely [Ronald Pierce], American actor (Tarzan, Doc Savage), born in Hereford, Texas
  • 1938-07-23 Charles Harrelson, American organized crime figure, born in Lovelady, Texas (d. 2007)

Person of interestKenny Rogers

1938-08-21 Kenny Rogers, American singer-songwriter (The Gambler, Through the Years) and entrepreneur (Kenny Rogers Roasters), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2020)

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
  • 1938-08-24 Mason Williams, American musician, songwriter, author and photographer ("Classical Gas", Smother Brothers Comedy Hour), born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1938-10-02 Rex Reed, American movie critic and actor (Myra Breckinridge), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1938-10-26 Charles Stenholm, American politician (Rep-D-Texas, 1979-2005), born in Stamford, Texas
  • 1938-11-04 Harry Elston, American R&B singer (Friends of Distinction), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1938-11-06 P. J. Proby [James Marcus Smith], American singer, songwriter and actor (Hold Me, Three Week Hero), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1938-12-04 Andre Marrou, American Libertarian Presidential candidate (1992), born in Nixon, Texas
  • 1938-12-15 Bob Foster, American boxer (world light-heavyweight champion 1968-74), born in Borger, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1939-02-28 Tommy Tune, dancer/choreographer (Boyfriend), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • 1939-03-11 Leonardo "Flaco" Jiménez, American Tex-Mex accordionist, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1939-04-07 Donald L Holmquest, astronaut, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1939-04-18 Glen Hardin, American rock n roll and country musician (Crickets), born in Wellington, Texas
  • 1939-04-23 Ray Peterson, American singer (Tell Laura I Love Her), born in Denton, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 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 classical musician and experimental percussionist (sound sculptures), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 2009)
  • 1939-08-18 Johnny Preston, American 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
  • 1939-10-25 Zelmo Beaty, American basketball player (St Louis Hawks, Utah Stars), born in Hillister, Texas (d. 2013)
  • 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
  • 1940-08-14 Darrell George "Dash" Crofts, American singer (Seals & Crofts - "Summer Breeze"), born in Cisco, Texas
  • 1940-08-19 Johnny Nash, American rocker (I Can See Clearly Now), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2020)
  • 1940-08-20 Rubén Hinojosa, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), born in Edcouch, Texas
  • 1940-09-02 Harry Northup, American actor (The Silence of the Lambs, Taxi Driver), born in Amarillo, Texas

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Famous Deaths