Texas in History (Part 5)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,040

  • 1940-11-04 Delbert McClinton, American singer (Gonna Find a Good Woman), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1940-11-28 Bruce Channel [McMeans], American singer (Hey! Baby), born in Jacksonville, Texas
  • 1940-12-04 Gary Gilmore, American murderer, born in McCamey, Texas (d. 1977)
  • 1940-12-19 Phil Ochs, American anti-war folk singer (Joe Hill, War is Over), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 1976)
  • 1940-12-21 Paul [Ray Hildebrand], American singer (Paul & Paula), born in Joshua, Texas
  • 1940-12-30 Fred Hansen, American pole vaulter (Olympic gold 1964), born in Cuero, Texas
  • 1941-04-09 (Princetta) Kay Adams, American country singer ("I Cried At Your Wedding,"; "Little Pink Mack"), born in Knox City, 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, American endocrinologist who discovered the stress hormone, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2012)
  • 1941-10-12 Craig Washington, American politician (Rep-D-Texas), born in Longview, Texas
  • 1941-10-30 Otis Williams [Otis Miles], American singer and songwriter (The Temptations - "Just My Imagination"), 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 Caldwell, American basketball guard (Olympic gold 1964; NBA & ABA All Star; St. Louis Hawks, Carolina Cougars), born in Texas City, Texas
  • 1941-11-01 Robert Foxworth, American actor (Chase-Falcon Crest, Frankenstein), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1941-11-06 Doug Sahm, American musician (Sir Douglas Quintet; Texas Tornadoes), 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, American actress (Joe's World, Martha-Lois & Clark), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1942-01-16 Barbara Lynn [Ozen], American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist ("You'll Lose A Good Thing"), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1942-01-21 Mac Davis, American country music singer-songwriter (Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me) and actor (North Dallas Forty), born in Lubbock, Texas (d, 2020) [1]
  • 1942-02-06 John London, American songwriter & 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, American tennis player (Australian Open 1967, French Open 1968), 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, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Bobby Fuller Four - "I Fought The Law"), born in Baytown, Texas (d. 1966)
  • 1942-12-30 Michael Nesmith, American rock guitarist (The Monkees), and singer-songwriter ("Different Drum"), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1943-01-18 Kay Granger, American politician, born in Greenville, 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
  • 1943-01-25 Tobe Hooper, American film director, born in Austin, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1943-02-06 Gayle Hunnicutt, American actress (Legend of Hell House, Dallas), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1943-03-15 Sly Stone [Sylvester Stewart] American funk musician (Sly & The Family Stone - "Everyday People";"Dance To The Music"), 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, American actress (Madame's Place; Here Come The Brides), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1943-04-28 John Oliver Creighton, NASA astronaut (STS 51G, 36, 48), born in Orange, Texas
  • 1943-04-29 Duane Allen, American country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira), born in Taylortown, Texas

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

Person of interestJoe Morgan

1943-09-19 Joe Morgan, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (10 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1975, 76; NL MVP 1975, 76; Cincinnati Reds) and broadcaster (ESPN), born in Bonham, Texas (d. 2020)

MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster Joe Morgan
MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster
Joe Morgan
  • 1943-09-20 Tommy Nobis, American football linebacker (Atlanta Falcons), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1943-10-03 Jeff Bingaman, American politician (U.S. Senator from New Mexico), born in El Paso, Texas

Person of interestOliver North

1943-10-07 Oliver North, American political commentator and retired US Marine (Iran–Contra), born in San Antonio, Texas

Political Commentator and Iran-Contra Figure Oliver North
Political Commentator and Iran-Contra Figure
Oliver North
  • 1943-10-10 Frederick Barthelme, American author (There Must be Some Mistake), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1943-10-11 Gene Watson, American country singer (Heartaches, Love & Stuff), born in Palestine, 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
  • 1943-12-07 Bernard C. Parks, American politician and Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1943-12-18 Bobby Keys, American saxophonist, born in Slaton, Texas (d. 2014)
  • 1944-01-18 Al Perkins, American steel guitarist (Triple Play), born in De Kalb, Texas
  • 1944-03-07 Townes Van Zandt, American singer-songwriter ("Kathleen"; "Loretta"), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1997)

Person of interestTommie Smith

1944-06-06 Tommie Smith, American athlete and 200m sprinter who was the 1st to break the 20-second barrier (performed the black power salute while accepting his Olympic gold medal in 1968), born in Clarksville, Texas

Sprinter and Civil Rights Activist Tommie Smith
Sprinter and Civil Rights Activist
Tommie Smith
  • 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 [Carter], American singer ("Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe"; "You're The First, The Last, My Everything"), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 2003)

Singer Barry White
Singer
Barry White
  • 1944-11-03 Mel Farr, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl 1967, 70; Detroit Lions), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1944-11-10 Silvestre Reyes, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas 1997-2013), born in Canutillo, Texas
  • 1944-11-26 Jean Terrell, American singer (The Supremes), born in Belzoni, Mississippi
  • 1944-12-07 Jamiel Chagra, American drug trafficker, born in El Paso, Texas (d. 2008)
  • 1944-12-11 David Ashley White, American composer and educator, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1944-12-11 Lynda Day George, American actress (Casey-Mission Impossible), born in San Marcos, Texas
  • 1945-01-03 Stephen Stills, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Buffalo Springfield - "For What It's Worth"; Crosby, Stills & Nash - "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1945-02-05 Sarah Weddington, American attorney, born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1945-03-02 Joy Garrett, American actress (Jo Johnson-Days of Our Lives), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1993)
  • 1945-03-14 Michael Martin Murphey, American country singer (Wildfire), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1945-03-19 Lisa Nicole Baker, American Playboy playmate (Nov 1966, Playmate of the Year 1967), born in Detroit, Texas
  • 1945-03-29 Hardy Fox, American member of avant-garde band The Residents, born in Longview, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1945-04-12 Willie Parnell, American singer (Archie Bell & the Drells - "Tighten Up"), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1945-05-07 Cornelius Bumpus, American saxophonist and keyboardist (Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2004)
  • 1945-05-30 Meredith MacRae, actress (Petticoat Junction, My 3 Sons), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1945-06-13 Whitley Strieber, American author (The Wolfen, The Hunger), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1945-06-17 Frank Ashmore, American actor (Airplane!, Airplane II: The Sequel), born in El Paso, Texas

Person of interestSteve Martin

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

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
  • 1945-08-15 Gene Upshaw, American NFL guard (Oakland Radiers) and NFLPA leader, born in Robstown, Texas (d. 2008)
  • 1945-09-24 Lou Dobbs, American journalist (Lou Dobbs Tonight), born in Childress County, Texas
  • 1945-10-02 Frank Tejeda, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1997)
  • 1945-10-12 Dusty Rhodes [Virgil Riley Runnels Jr.], American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Austin, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1945-10-19 Jeannie C. Riley, American country singer (Harper Valley P.T.A.; Hee Haw), born in Stamford, Texas
  • 1945-10-26 Jaclyn Smith, American actress (Charlie's Angels, The Bourne Identity), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1945-11-01 Willie Ellison, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl 1971; LA Rams, KC Chiefs), born in Lockhart, Texas (d. 2019)
  • 1945-11-09 Charles Robinson, American actor, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1945-11-16 Steve Railsback, American actor (The Stunt Man, Escape 2000), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1945-12-21 Millie Hughes-Fulford, American scientist & astronaut (STS 40), born in Mineral Wells, Texas
  • 1946-01-23 Don Whittington, American racing driver, born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1946-03-04 Ralph Kirshbaum, cellist (RNCM Manchester Intl Festival), born in Denton, Texas
  • 1946-03-24 Kitty O'Neil, American stuntwoman (The Bionic Woman) & racer (female land speed record), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1946-04-01 William Frederick Fisher, American MD & astronaut (STS 51-I), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1946-06-28 Robert Xavier Rodriguez, American classical composer, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1946-07-03 Johnny Lee [John Lee Ham], American country music singer (Lookin' for Love), born in Texas City, 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 bassist (Fabulous Thunderbirds), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1997)

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Famous Deaths