Texas in History (Part 7)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 1,044

  • 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)
  • 1952-08-20 Rudy Gatlin, American country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady), born in Olney, Texas
  • 1952-09-12 Gerry Beckley, American rock vocalist and guitarist (America-Daisy Jane), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1952-12-09 Michael Dorn, American actor (Worf-Star Trek Next Generation), born in Luling, Texas
  • 1952-12-18 Rosie Vela, American model and singer-songwriter (Zazu, Fool's Paradise), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1953-01-16 Robert Jay Mathews, American neo-Nazi, born in Marfa, Texas (d. 1984)

Person of interestJeb Bush

1953-02-11 John Ellis "Jeb" Bush, American politician (Governor of Florida (R) 1999-2007), born in Midland, Texas

Governor of Florida Jeb Bush
Governor of Florida
Jeb Bush
  • 1953-04-16 Jay O. Sanders, American 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
  • 1953-06-21 Michael Bowen, American actor, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1953-07-01 Mike Hayes, College/Pro Football Halls of Fame cornerback (9-time Pro Bowl), born in Denison, Texas
  • 1953-07-06 Nanci Griffith, American singer and songwriter (Poet in My Window), born in Seguin, Texas
  • 1953-07-16 Philece Sampler, American actress (Donna Love-Another World), born in San Angelo, Texas
  • 1953-08-18 Louie Gohmert, American politician, born in Pittsburg, 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, American actress (Melanie-Hizzoner, Mork & Mindy), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1954-01-05 Bryan Hitt, American rock drummer (REO Speedwagon-Keep on Loving You), born in Center, Texas
  • 1954-04-09 Dennis Quaid, American 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, American country music pianist, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1954-12-02 Stone Phillips, American news host (NBC Dateline), born in Texas City, Texas
  • 1955-01-17 Steve Earle, American country singer (Guitar Town), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1955-03-07 Tommy Kramer, American football player, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1955-03-29 Earl Campbell, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1977, U of Texas; Pro Bowl 1978–81, 83, Houston Oilers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 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
  • 1955-10-25 Danny Darwin, American baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Bonham, Texas
  • 1955-12-06 Tish Hinojosa, American 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
  • 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
  • 1956-08-24 John Culberson, American attorney and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1956-09-05 Steve Denton, American tennis player (world's fastest tennis serve-138 mph), born in Kingsville, Texas
  • 1956-09-26 Steve Butler, American racing driver, born in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1956-12-21 Lee Roy Parnell, American country singer (Oughta be a Law), born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1957-01-29 Irlene Mandrell, country singer (Mandrell Sisters), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1957-02-05 Craig Wilson, American water polo goalkeeper (Olympic silver 1984, 88), born in Beeville, Texas
  • 1957-03-31 Patrick G Forrester, Army Lt Colonel and astronaut, born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1957-07-03 Danny Heep, American MLB outfielder, born in San Antonio, 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
  • 1957-11-01 Lyle Lovett, American country singer (God Will, Joshua Judges Ruth), born in Klein, Texas
  • 1957-11-06 Lori Singer, American actress (Fame, V, Footloose), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1958-02-26 Greg Germann, American actor, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1958-03-28 Oran "Juice" Jones, American rocker (Curiosity, Here I Go Again), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1958-04-13 Randy Piper, American heavy metal rocker (Wasp-Wildchild), born in San Antonio, 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, American singer (McBride & Ride-Can I Count on You), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1958-09-25 Eamonn Healy, Irish professor of chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, born in Newcastle West, Ireland
  • 1958-10-10 Tanya Tucker, American country singer and actress (Follow that Car), born in Seminole, Texas
  • 1958-11-10 Stephen Herek, American film director (Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1958-12-02 George Saunders, American writer (Lincoln in the Bardo), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1958-12-23 Joan Severance, American actress (Hear No Evil, See No Evil), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1959-01-07 Kathy Valentine, American musician (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1959-01-10 Curt Kirkwood, American musician (Meat Puppets), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1959-02-01 Wade Wilson, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 1995, Dallas Cowboys; Pro Bowl 1988, Minnesota Vikings), born in Greenville, 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
  • 1959-08-18 Tom Prichard, American wrestler, born in Pasadena, Texas
  • 1959-10-09 Mike Singletary, American NFL middle linebacker (Chicago Bears), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1959-11-07 Billy Gillispie, American basketball coach (Ranger College), born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1959-11-28 R Glynn Holt, Plainveiw Texas, PhD/astronaut (STS 73 alt)
  • 1960-01-15 Kelly Asbury, American director & actor, born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 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, Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (NFL single-season rushing record 2,105 yards, 1984; Pro Bowl 1983, 84, 86–89; LA Rams), born in Sealy, Texas
  • 1960-10-19 Jennifer Holliday, singer/actress (Dream Girls), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1960-10-29 Michael Carter, American NFL nose tackle (Super Bowl 1984, 88, 89; Pro Bowl 1985, 87, 88; First-team All-Pro 1986, 87, 88; SF 49ers) and athlete (Olympic silver shot put 1984), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1961-01-02 Craig James, American NFL running back and sports commentator (Pro Bowl 1985; New England Patriots; ABC, ESPN), born in Jacksonville, Texas
  • 1961-03-25 John Stockwell, actor (Born to Ride, City Limits), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1961-04-13 Tammy Stephens, American 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, American baseball pitcher (KC Royals), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1962-01-01 Pierce Holt, American NFL defensive lineman (Pro Bowl, All-Pro selection 1992; San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons), born in Marlin, Texas

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