Texas in History (Part 8)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,024

  • 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
  • 1962-08-23 Kyle Clifton, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Olney, Texas
  • 1963-03-02 Tuff Hedeman, American bull rider (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) World C'ship 1986, 89, 91); Professional Bull Riders (PBR) World C'ship 1995), born in El Paso, 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, American actress (Blair-Facts of Life), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1963-06-20 Kirk Baptiste, American 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 [Brock], rock drummer (Nelson - "Love & Affection"), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1963-07-26 Marianne Berglund, Swedish cyclist (1983 Ruffles Tour of Texas), born in Skellefteå, 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
  • 1963-09-16 Garth Jax, American NFL middle linebacker (Arizona Cardinals), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1963-11-07 Elizabeth "Liz" Mikel, American actress and jazz singer (Friday Night Lights), born in Dallas, Texas

Zina Garrison

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

  • 1964-01-06 Jacqueline Moore, American wrestler, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1964-01-31 Sharon Cain, American team handball player (Olympics 1996), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1964-03-11 Vinnie Paul, American drummer (Pantera), born in Abilene, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1964-03-29 Jill Goodacre Connick, American model (Victoria Secrets), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1964-07-21 Susan Swift, actress (Chisholms), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1964-07-27 Rex Brown, American heavy metal bassist (Pantera), born in Graham, Texas
  • 1964-08-03 Johnny Thomas, American NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers), born in Houston, Texas

Melinda Gates

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

  • 1964-08-18 Edith Frost, American singer and songwriter, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 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
  • 1964-12-22 Mike Jackson, US pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1965-01-02 Greg Swindell, American baseball pitcher (World Series 2001; MLB All Star 1989; Houston Astros, Cleveland Indians, Arizona Diamondbacks), 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
  • 1965-01-10 James Washington, American NFL safety, 1988-95, 2X Superbowl champ (Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Rams, and 1 other team), born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1965-01-12 Henry Thomas, American defensive tackle (Detroit Lions, New England Patriots), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1965-02-06 Dana Eskelson, American actress, born in Dallas, Texas

Michael Dell

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

  • 1965-02-26 Donald Narcisse, American CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Port Arthur, Texas
  • 1965-03-01 Booker T [Robert Booker Tio Huffman], American pro wrestler (WCW Heavyweight Champion 2000–01; WWF Heavyweight Champion 2006–07), born in Houston, Texas
  • 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
  • 1965-06-03 Suzan Kaminga, bodybuilder, born in Austin, Texas
  • 1965-07-15 Scott Livingstone, infielder (San Diego Padres, Det Tigers), born in Dallas, Texas

Shawn Michaels

1965-07-22 Shawn Michaels, American pro wrestler (4 x WWF/WWE World Heavyweight Champion; 2 x Royal Rumble winner; 1st WWF Grand Slam Champion; 4th WWF Triple Crown Champion; 2 x WWE Hall of Fame), born in San Antonio, Texas

  • 1965-10-04 Orlin Norrris, American boxer (WBA cruiserweight champion 1993-95), born in Lubbock, 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
  • 1966-02-03 Sean Patrick Wade, NZ marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Houston, Texas

Robin Wright

1966-04-08 Robin Wright, American actress (Princess Bride, House of Cards), born in Dallas, Texas

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

Greg Maddux

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

  • 1966-06-28 Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress (Some Kind of Wonderful), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1966-07-04 Adrian Caldwell, American NBA forward/center (Indiana Pacers), born in Falls County, Texas
  • 1966-07-22 Tim Brown, American Pro and College Football Hall of Fame wide receiver (Heisman Trophy 1987, Notre Dame; 9 x Pro Bowl, LA/Oakland Raiders), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1966-07-23 Micheal Williams, American basketball point guard (NBA record consecutive free throws during regular season [97] 1993), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1966-08-20 "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, American heavy metal guitarist (Pantera), born in Arlington, Texas (d. 2004)
  • 1966-08-20 Courtney Gibbs, American actress (Baywatch) and Miss USA 1988, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1966-10-15 Jeffrey Jacquet, American actor (Mork & Mindy, Whiz Kids), born in Bay City, Texas
  • 1966-11-01 Danny Everett, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m relay 1988), born in Van Alstyne, Texas
  • 1966-11-01 Willie D., American hip hop artist (Geto Boys), born in The 5th Ward, Houston, Texas
  • 1966-12-21 Karri Turner, American actress, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1967-01-05 Ray Crockett, American NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1967-01-12 Farrah Forke, American actress (Dweebs; Mr Rhodes; Disclosure; Heat), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1967-03-01 George Eads, American actor (CSI), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1967-04-12 Kirk Everist, American water polo driver (Olympics 1996), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1967-04-17 Aaron Wallace, American NFL defensive end and linebacker (Oakland Raiders), born in Paris, Texas
  • 1967-05-12 Robert Blackmon, American defensive back (Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks), born in Bay City, Texas
  • 1967-06-02 Mike Stanton, American pitcher (MLB All Star 2001; World Series 1998-2000; NY Yankees), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1967-06-29 Melora Hardin, American actress (Family Tree, Best Times), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1967-07-06 David Whitmore, American NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Daingerfield, Texas
  • 1967-07-07 Alfred Jackson, American CFL receiver (BC Lions), born in Caldwell, Texas
  • 1967-08-09 Elexa Orrange, American long jumper/triple jumper, born in Orange, Texas
  • 1967-08-18 Blas Elias Gomez, American rock drummer (Slaughter-Stick it Live), born in Kennedy, Texas
  • 1967-08-19 Tabitha Soren, American MTV reporter (This Week in Rock), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1967-09-13 Michael Johnson, American 200m/400m runner (Olympic-2 gold-96), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1967-10-09 Eddie Guerrero, American-Mexican professional wrestler, born in El Paso, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1967-10-11 David Starr, American race car driver, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1967-10-30 Ty Detmer, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1990, Brigham Young; Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions), born in San Marcos, Texas
  • 1967-11-07 Sharleen Spiteri, Scottish singer and songwriter (Texas), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1967-11-28 Anna Nicole Smith [Vickie Hogan], American model, Playboy playmate (May 1992, Playmate of the Year 1993), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2007)
  • 1967-11-29 John Layfield, American professional wrestler, born in Sweetwater, Texas
  • 1967-12-12 John Randle, American NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings), born in Mumford, Texas

Jamie Foxx

1967-12-13 Jamie Foxx [Eric Bishop], American comedian (In Living Color), Academy Award-winning actor (Ray), and Grammy Award-winning musician ("Blame It"), born in Terrell, Texas

  • 1967-12-23 Lamar Lathon, American football linebacker (Carolina Panthers), born in Wharton, Texas
  • 1968-01-23 Todd Scott, American NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1968-01-31 Michael Sinclair, American football defensive end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1968-03-23 Curtis Mayfield, Canadian CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders, 1996-99), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1968-04-15 Billy Brewer, American baseball pitcher, 1993-99 (NY Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, and 2 other teams), born in Fort Worth, Texas

Robert Rodriguez

1968-06-20 Robert Rodriguez, American director (El Mariachi, Sin City, Grindhouse), born in San Antonio, Texas

  • 1968-07-07 Chuck Knoblauch, American baseball shortstop (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1968-07-31 Andre Ware, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1989, U of Houston; Detroit Lions; Toronto Argonauts), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1968-08-13 William Thomas, American NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1968-08-31 Jim Bob Howard, American actor (Flash and Bone), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • 1968-09-04 Carlette Guidry-White, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1992, 1996; World C'ships 1995), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1968-09-16 Tara Cross-Battle, American volleyball hitter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1968-10-24 Robert Wilonsky, American journalist, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1968-11-05 Cary Blanchard, American NFL kicker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1968-11-06 Alfred Williams, American NFL defensive end (SF 49ers, Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Houston, Texas

Owen Wilson

1968-11-18 Owen Wilson, American actor (Meet the Parents, Zoolander), born in Dallas, Texas


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