Texas in History (Part 6)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 759

  • 1956-06-01 Lisa Hartman Black, American singer and actress (Tabitha, Knots Landing), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1956-06-26 Bernard A. Harris Jr., African American astronaut (STS 55, 63), born in Temple, Texas
  • 1956-07-02 Jerry Hall, American model, married to Mick Jagger and Rupert Murdoch (Batman, Freejack), born in Mesquite, Texas
  • 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, US playmate (Oct, 1978), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1957-01-29 Irlene Mandrell, country singer (Mandrell Sisters), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1957-02-05 Craig Wilson, US water polo goalie (Olym-silver-84, 88), born in Beeville, 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, American country singer (Daddy's Hands), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1957-08-29 Jerry D. Bailey, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey/broadcaster (Kentucky Derby 1993, 1996), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1957-10-23 Louann Fernald playmate (Jun, 1979), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1957-11-01 Lyle Lovett, country singer (God Will, Joshua Judges Ruth), born in Klein, 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
  • 1958-03-28 Oran "Juice" Jones, American rocker (Curiosity, Here I Go Again), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1958-06-12 Rebecca Holden, American actress and singer (Knight Rider), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1958-07-23 Lydia Cornell, American 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, American tennis player (10 Grand Slam doubles titles), 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)
  • 1960-02-03 B J Jefferson, American actress (Ronnie Laurance-Another World), born in Dallas Texas
  • 1960-02-15 Darrell Green, NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1960-02-29 Richard Ramirez, El Paso, Texas, serial killer (Night Stalker)
  • 1960-06-26 Zachary Breaux, American jazz guitarist, born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1997)

Person of interestRichard Linklater

1960-07-30 Richard Linklater, American filmmaker (Before Sunrise, Boyhood), born in Houston, Texas

  • 1960-09-02 Eric Dickerson, NFL halfback (LA Rams, Colts/2,105 yds in 1984), born in Sealy, Texas
  • 1960-10-19 Jennifer Holliday, singer/actress (Dream Girls), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1960-10-29 Michael Carter, shot putter (Olympic silver 1984), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1961-03-25 John Stockwell, actor (Born to Ride, City Limits), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1961-04-13 Tammy Stephens, singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel), born in Arlington, Texas
  • 1961-05-27 Peri Gilpin, actor (Roz Doyle-Frasier), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1961-07-04 Richard Allen Garriott, English-American computer game designer (Origin), born in Austin, Texas

Person of interestForest Whitaker

1961-07-15 Forest Whitaker, actor and director (The Last King of Scotland, Platoon), born in Longview, Texas

Person of interestWoody Harrelson

1961-07-23 Woody Harrelson, American actor (Woody Boyd in Cheers), born in Midland, Texas

  • 1961-08-01 Mark "Red" Mitchell, American actor (JFK, 8 Seconds, I Want to Live), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1994)
  • 1961-09-30 Crystal Bernard, actress (Amy-It's a Living, Helen-Wings), born in Garland, Texas
  • 1961-10-04 David W Harper, actor (Jim Bob in The Waltons), born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1961-12-26 Storm Davis, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1962-04-03 John Thomas Griffith, American rocker (Red Rockers), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1962-06-01 Sherri Howard, 4X400m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984), born in Sherman, Texas
  • 1962-07-21 Ike Eisenmann, actor (Scott-Fantastic Journey), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1962-07-25 Doug Drabek, American MLB pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1990), born in Victoria, Texas
  • 1962-07-31 Kym Malin, playmate (May, 1982), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1962-08-30 Ricky Sanders, American NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins), born in Temple, Texas
  • 1962-09-16 Kimberly McArthur, playmate (January, 1982), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1963-03-02 Tuff Hedeman, American retired bull rider (ambassador of Championship Bull Riding), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1963-03-03 Jacqueline Sheen, playmate (July, 1990), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1963-03-24 Sammy Giammatva, tennis star, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1963-04-11 Eddy Moya, actor, born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1963-04-21 John Cameron Mitchell, American actor (Misplaced, Band of the Hand), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1963-05-29 Lisa Whelchel, actress (Blair-Facts of Life), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1963-06-20 Kirk Baptiste, 200m runner (Olympic silver 1984), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1963-06-25 John Benjamin Hickey, American actor (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), born in Plano, Texas
  • 1963-07-13 Anthony "Spud" Webb, NBA guard (5f 7inch slam dunk champion), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1963-07-13 Bobby Rock, rock drummer (Nelson-Love & Affection), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1963-07-26 Marianne Berglund, Swedish cyclist (1983 Ruffles Tour of Texas), born in SkellefteĆ„, Sweden
  • 1963-08-03 Isaiah Washington, American actor (The 100), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1963-08-28 Reyna Thompson, American NFL cornerback (NY Giants), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1963-09-06 Mark Chesnutt, American country singer (Too Cold at Home), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1963-10-04 Bruce Ruffin, pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Lubbock, Texas

Person of interestZina Garrison

1963-11-16 Zina Garrison, American tennis player (Wimbledon runner-up 1990, Olympic doubles gold 1988), born in Houston, Texas

Tennis Player Zina Garrison
Tennis Player
Zina Garrison
  • 1964-01-31 Sharon Cain, team handball center back (Olympics 1996), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1964-03-06 Cher Butler, playmate (August, 1985), born in Garland, Texas
  • 1964-03-29 Jill Goodacre Connick, model (Victoria Secrets), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1964-07-21 Susan Swift, actress (Chisholms), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1964-07-27 Rex Brown, American musician (Pantera), born in Graham, Texas
  • 1964-08-03 Johnny Thomas, American NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers), born in Houston, Texas

Person of interestMelinda Gates

1964-08-15 Melinda Gates, American philanthropist and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, born in Dallas, Texas

Philanthropist Melinda Gates
Philanthropist
Melinda Gates
  • 1964-08-30 Stephen Baker, American NFL receiver (NY Giants), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1964-09-24 Gene Watkins, American actor (James Walsh-As the World Turns), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1964-10-05 Denean Howard, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1988), born in Sherman, Texas
  • 1964-12-02 Yolanda Henry, high jumper, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1964-12-22 Mike Jackson, US pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1965-01-02 Greg Swindell, pitcher (Houston Astros, Cleveland Indians), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1965-01-08 Michelle Forbes [Guajardo], American actress (True Blood, Guiding Light, Star Trek: The Next Generation), born in Austin, Texas

Person of interestMichael Dell

1965-02-23 Michael Dell, American computer manufacturer (Dell Technologies), born in Houston, Texas

Entrepreneur and Founder of Dell Michael Dell
Entrepreneur and Founder of Dell
Michael Dell
  • 1965-03-12 Fran Harris, American TV personality, sportscaster and former WNBA guard, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1965-03-31 William McNamara, American actor (Texasville, Beat, Stealing Home), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1965-04-21 Karen Foster, Lufkin Texas, playmate (Oct, 1989)
  • 1965-06-03 Suzan Kaminga, bodybuilder, born in Austin, Texas
  • 1965-07-10 Buddy Groom, pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1965-07-15 Scott Livingstone, infielder (San Diego Padres, Det Tigers), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1965-07-22 Shawn Michaels, [Mike Hickenbottom], wrestler (WWF/AWA), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1965-10-06 Jim "Razor" Sharp, American rodeo rider (Las Vegas 1988), Kermit, Texas
  • 1965-11-18 Mark Petkovsek, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1965-12-11 Laurie Carr, playmate (Dec, 1986), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1966-02-03 Sean Patrick Wade, NZ marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Houston, Texas

Person of interestRobin Wright

1966-04-08 Robin Wright, American actress (Santa Barbara, Princess Bride), born in Dallas, Texas

Actress Robin Wright
Actress
Robin Wright
  • 1966-04-11 Dustin Patrick Runnels, American professional wrestler (Goldust), born in Austin, Texas

Person of interestGreg Maddux

1966-04-14 Greg Maddux, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (4-time NL Cy Young Award), born in San Angelo, Texas

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 1966-06-28 Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress (Some Kind of Wonderful), born in Houston, Texas

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