Texas in History (Part 5)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,025

  • 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, American rocker, born in Daingerfield, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1941-06-10 Mickey Jones, American drummer (Trini Lopez; The First Edition; Bob Dylan), and actor (Home Improvement: Tin Cup; 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"; "In The Ghetto"; "I Believe In Music") 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, American economist and politician (US Representative for Texas, 1979-85; US Senator from Texas, 1985-2002), born in Fort Benning, Georgia

Nancy Richey

1942-08-23 Nancy Richey, American tennis player (Australian Open 1967, French Open 1968), born in San Angelo, Texas

  • 1942-08-26 John E. Blaha, American 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 (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1943-01-18 Kay Granger, American politician, born in Greenville, Texas

Janis Joplin

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

Sharon Tate

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

  • 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, American 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, American 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

Jimmy Johnson

1943-07-16 Jimmy Johnson, American NFL coach (National C'ship Uni of Miami 1987; Super Bowl 1992, 93 Dallas Cowboys; Miami Dolphins), born in Port Arthur, Texas

  • 1943-07-22 Kay Bailey Hutchison, American politician (U.S. Senator from Texas, 1993-2013; NATO Ambassador, 2017-2021), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1943-09-03 Valerie Perrine, American actress and model (Steam Bath, Superman, Lenny), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1943-09-03 Valerie Perrine, American actress (Lenny; Superman; Slaughterhouse 5), born in Galveston, Texas

Joe 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)

  • 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

Oliver North

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

  • 1943-10-10 Frederick Barthelme, American author (There Must be Some Mistake), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1943-10-11 Gene Watson, American country singer ("Love in the Hot Afternoon"; "Fourteen Carat Mind"), born in Palestine, Texas
  • 1943-11-30 Jerry Hunt, American experimental composer and video artist, born in Waco, Texas (d. 1993)
  • 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 session and touring 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)

Tommie 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

  • 1944-06-08 (William) "Boz" Scaggs, American rock guitarist (Steve Miller Band, 1967-68), and singer-songwriter ("Lowdown"; "Lido Shuffle"), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 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)

Barry 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)

  • 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, 1970-73), 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 (represented "Jane Roe" in Roe v. Wade before US States Supreme Court), born in Abilene, Texas (d. 2021)
  • 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

Steve Martin

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

  • 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 (née Stephenson), American Grammy and CMA Award-winning pop-country and gospel singer ("Harper Valley P.T.A."), 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 Charlie Robinson, American actor (Night Court, 1984-92 - "Mac"; Hart of Dixie), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2021)
  • 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 auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1979), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1946-03-04 Ralph Kirshbaum, American cellist (RNCM Manchester International 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 [Ham], American country music singer ("Lookin' For Love"), born in Texas City, Texas

George 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

  • 1946-07-16 Barbara Lee, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in El Paso, Texas

Ken Starr

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

  • 1946-07-23 Keith Ferguson, American blues-rock bassist (Fabulous Thunderbirds), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1997)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths