Texas in History (Part 5)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 759

  • 1947-03-29 Bobby Kimball American rocker (Toto-Roseann), born in Orange, Texas
  • 1947-04-08 Tom DeLay, Laredo, Texas, American politician (Rep-R-Texas, 1985-2006)
  • 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
  • 1947-07-03 Betty Buckley, American actress (Abby-8 is Enough, 1776, Cats), born in Big Spring, Texas
  • 1947-07-21 Wendell Burton, actor (Lucas-New Dick Van Dyke Show), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1947-07-22 Don Henley, rock drummer/vocalist (Eagles-Desparado), born in Linden, Texas
  • 1947-07-30 Margo Sappington, American actress (Oh Calcutta, Where's Charley), born in Baytown, Texas
  • 1947-09-03 Michael Huffington, American oil millionaire (Rep-R-California, 1992-94), born in Dallas, 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, American country singer (England Dan & John Ford Coley-You Still Move Me), born in McCamey, Texas
  • 1948-05-02 Larry Gatlin, American country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady), born in Seminole, Texas
  • 1948-06-01 Powers Boothe, American Actor (Sin City, Deadwood), born in Snyder Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1948-06-12 Lyn Collins [Gloria Lavern Collins], American soul singer (Think About It), born in Dime Box, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 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

Person of interestGeorge Foreman

1949-01-10 George Foreman, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 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, American country rock drummer (ZZ Top), born in Frankton, Texas
  • 1949-06-25 Phyllis George-Brown, Miss America (1971)/sportscaster (CBS), born in Denton, Texas

Person of interestShelley Duvall

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
  • 1949-09-11 Bill Whittington, American race car driver, born in Lubbock, 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
  • 1949-10-27 Clifford Antone, American businessman, born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 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

Person of interestSissy Spacek

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, American actor (Jonesy in The Waltons, Tom in 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
  • 1950-06-08 Kathy Whitton Baker, American actress (Right Stuff, 16 Candles), born in Midland, Texas
  • 1950-08-07 Rodney Crowell, country singer (She's Crazy for Leavin'), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1950-08-18 Candice Earley, actress (Donna Tyler-All My Children), born in Fort Hood, Texas
  • 1950-08-31 Wilton Felder, American saxophonist and bassist (The Crusaders), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1950-10-01 Randy Quaid, actor (Midnight Express, Vacation, Saturday Night Live), born in Houston, Texas

Person of interestChesley Sullenberger

1951-01-23 Chesley Sullenberger III, American pilot (successfully executed emergency landing US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River), born in Denison, Texas

  • 1951-03-20 Jimmie Vaughan, American guitarist (Fabulous Thunderbirds), born in Dallas County, Texas
  • 1951-04-04 Steve Gatlin, American country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady), born in Olney, Texas
  • 1951-05-03 Christopher Cross [Geppert], American singer-songwriter (Arthur's Theme, Sailing), born in San Antonio, Texas

Person of interestMike Weaver

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
  • 1951-08-18 Greg Pruitt, NFL running back (LA Raiders, Super Bowl XVIII), born in Houston, Texas
  • 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
  • 1952-02-27 Dwight Elmo Jones, basketball player (Olymp-silver-1972), born in Houston, Texas

Person of interestRex Tillerson

1952-03-23 Rex Tillerson, American businessman (ExxonMobil) and US Secretary of State (2017-18), 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)
  • 1952-06-03 Billy Powell, American musician and keyboardist (Lynyrd Skynyrd-That Smell, Freebird), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2009)
  • 1952-08-01 C. L. Whittington, American football defensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1952-08-18 Patrick Swayze, American actor and dancer (Dirty Dancing, Ghost), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2009)
  • 1952-09-12 Gerry Beckley, American rock vocalist and guitarist (America-Daisy Jane), born in Fort Worth, Texas

Person of interestJeb Bush

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
  • 1953-07-01 Mike Hayes, College/Pro Football Halls of Fame cornerback (9-time Pro Bowl), born in Denison, Texas
  • 1953-07-16 Philece Sampler, American actress (Donna Love-Another World), born in San Angelo, 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

Person of interestStevie Ray Vaughan

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
  • 1954-12-28 Rosie Vela, American model and singer-songwriter (Zazu, Fool's Paradise), born in Galveston, 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
  • 1955-04-24 Jack Kingston, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia (1993-2015), born in Bryan, Texas
  • 1955-05-10 Mark David Chapman, Forth Work Texas, assassin (John Lennon)
  • 1955-05-15 Lee Horsley, American actor (Nero Wolfe, Matt Houston), born in Muleshoe, Texas
  • 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
  • 1956-03-09 Mark Dantonio, American football coach for Michigan State University, born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1956-05-27 Lisa Niemi, actress (Dirty Dancing, Will Rodgers Follies), born in Houston, Texas

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