Texas in History (Part 9)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 1,040

  • 1968-09-04 Carlette Guidry-White, American sprinter, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1968-09-16 Tara Cross-Battle, American volleyball hitter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1968-10-08 Frankie Smith, American NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins, SF 49ers), born in Groesbeck, 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

Person of interestOwen Wilson

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

  • 1968-11-26 Steve Lofton, American NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, NE Patriots), born in Jacksonville, Texas
  • 1968-12-21 Anthony Lynn, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in McKinney, Texas
  • 1968-12-24 Doyle Bramhall II, American guitarist, born in Texas
  • 1969-01-07 Erric Pegram, American NFL running back (Pit Steelers, NY Giants, San Diego Chargers), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1969-04-03 Rodney Hampton, American football player, NFL running back (NY Giants), born in Houston, Texas

Person of interestRenée Zellweger

1969-04-25 Renée Zellweger, American actress (Bridget Jones), born in Katy, Texas

  • 1969-04-27 Tyrone Rodgers, American football defensive linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Longview, Texas
  • 1969-05-04 Ryan Shamrock, American professional wrestling valet, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1969-05-10 Pete Schourek, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1969-06-11 Steven Drozd, American drummer (The Flaming Lips), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1969-08-07 Keith Cash, American NFL tight end (KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1969-09-20 Tommy Jeter, American NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Nacogdoches, Texas
  • 1969-10-16 Roy Hargrove, American jazz trumpeter, born in Waco, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1969-10-24 Arthur Rhodes, American baseball pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Waco, Texas

Person of interestMatthew McConaughey

1969-11-04 Matthew McConaughey, American actor (Contact, A Time to Kill), born in Uvalde, Texas

  • 1969-12-12 Courtney Hawkins, American NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1969-12-14 Rogerick Green, American NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Brenham, Texas
  • 1970-01-05 James Patton, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills), born in Brazoria County, Texas
  • 1970-01-06 Keenan McCardell, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, Jaguars), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970-01-09 Graciela Schutt, American WPVA volleyballer (Deerfield-25th-1995), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1970-01-18 Leo Araguz, American football punter (Oakland Raiders, Rhein Fire), born in Pharr, Texas
  • 1970-02-21 Will Moore, American NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1970-08-02 Elijah Alexander, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2010)
  • 1970-09-08 Tomur Barnes, American NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers), born in McNair, Texas
  • 1970-10-05 South Park Mexican [Carlos Coy], American rapper, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970-10-07 Le'Shai Maston, American NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1970-10-26 Jessie Armstead, American NFL linebacker (NY Giants), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1970-10-27 Vernon Lewis, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970-10-31 Johnny Moeller, American blues guitarist, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1970-11-06 Ethan Hawke, American actor and author (Dead Poets Society, Before trilogy), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1970-11-09 Scarface [Brad Terrence Jordan], American rapper (Geto Boys), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970-11-29 Lamar Smith, NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1970-12-09 Marlin Cannon, American 200m/400m runner, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1970-12-13 George Van Os Jr, team handball left back (Olympics 1996), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970-12-18 Cowboy Troy [Troy Lee Coleman III], American country rapper (MuzikMafia, Big & Rich), born in Victoria, Texas
  • 1970-12-22 Ted Cruz [Rafael Edward], Canadian-born US politician (Senate-R-Texas 2013-), born in Calgary. Alberta
  • 1970-12-31 Dunstan Anderson, NFL defensive end (Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, Rhein Fire), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1971-01-06 Gary Wiseman, American punk-rock drummer, born in Tyler, Texas
  • 1971-01-12 Shane Dronett, American NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos), born in Orange, Texas (d. 2009)
  • 1971-01-25 Kevin Williams, American football wide receiver (Az Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1971-01-25 Vincent Brisby, American NFL wide receiver (New England Patriots), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1971-02-02 Tony Miller, Mount Pleasant Texas, 400m runner
  • 1971-02-06 Dana Eskelson, American actress, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1971-02-15 Renee O'Connor, American actress (Xena Warrior Princess), born in Katy, Texas
  • 1971-02-26 Erykah Badu [Erica Abi Wright], American singer-songwriter, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1971-03-25 Sheryl Swoopes, Texas, WNBA forward (Houston Comets. Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1971-04-09 Derwin Gray, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1971-04-13 Charles "Bo" Outlaw, American NBA forward (LA Clippers, Orlando Magic), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1971-04-16 Selena [Quintanilla-Pérez], Mexican-American singer-songwriter known as the Queen of Tejano music (Grammy-1994), born in Lake Jackson, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1971-05-25 Larry Thompson, CFL/NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks, BC Lions), born in Snyder, Texas
  • 1971-06-12 Mark Henry, American 238+lbs (108+kg) weightlifter, born in Silsbee, Texas
  • 1971-07-25 Roger Creager, American country music singer & songwriter, born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1971-07-26 Reggie Carthon, American CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1971-08-01 Shae Sloan, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Huntsville, Texas
  • 1971-08-28 Shane Andrews, infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1971-09-04 John Thierry, American football defensive end (Chicago Bears), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1971-09-09 Henry Thomas, American actor (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), born in San Antonio, Texas

Person of interestLance Armstrong

1971-09-18 Lance Armstrong, American road cyclist (7 Tour de France titles) banned for illegal drug use, born in Plano, Texas

Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
  • 1971-10-30 Henry Ford, NFL defensive end (Houston/Tennessee Oilers), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1971-11-10 Jennifer McFalls, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Arlington, Texas
  • 1971-12-06 Thomas Bailey, American NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1971-12-09 Clifton Abraham, American NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1971-12-27 James Stewart, NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions), born in Fairfield, Texas
  • 1972-01-17 Wendall Gaines, American NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals), born in Vernon, Texas
  • 1972-02-23 Greg Hill, NFL running back (KC Chiefs), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1972-02-23 Steve Holy, American country singer, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1972-02-26 Scott Turner, American politician & NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins), born in Richardson, Texas
  • 1972-03-27 Charlie Haas, American professional wrestler, born in Houston, Texas

Person of interestJennifer Garner

1972-04-17 Jennifer Garner, American actress (Sydney Bristow-Alias), born in Houston, Texas

  • 1972-04-19 Eric Jack, American NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1972-07-06 Billy Davis, American NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1972-07-07 Stoney Case, American NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals), born in Odessa, Texas
  • 1972-07-16 Aaron Glenn, American NFL cornerback and kick returner (NY Jets), born in Humble, Texas
  • 1972-07-30 Clif Groce, American NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts), born in College Station, Texas
  • 1972-08-18 Derrick Harris, American football running back (St Louis Rams), born in Angleton, Texas
  • 1972-08-18 Ray Jacobs, American football linebacker (Denver Broncos), born in Corsicana, Texas
  • 1972-09-09 Ben Bronson, American football wide receiver (Detroit Lions), born in Jasper, Texas
  • 1972-09-26 Beto O'Rourke, American politician (Rep (D) Texas 2013-19), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1972-10-05 Grant Hill, American basketball player (Det Pistons, Olympic gold 1996), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1972-12-07 Kevin Dogins, American NFL player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Eagle Lake, Texas
  • 1972-12-26 Derrick Cullors, American football running back (New England Patriots), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1973-01-16 Mario Bates, American NFL-running back (New Orleans Saints), born in Victoria, Texas
  • 1973-01-18 Edward Jasper, American football defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Tyler, Texas
  • 1973-01-22 Deon Minor, American 400m runner, born in Paris, Texas
  • 1973-02-06 Fred Miller, American football offensive tackle (St Louis Rams), born in Houston, Texas

Person of interestJim Parsons

1973-03-24 Jim Parsons, actor (The Big Bang Theory), born in Houston, Texas

Actor and Producer Jim Parsons
Actor and Producer
Jim Parsons
  • 1973-04-11 Blake Brockermeyer, American football tackle (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1973-04-28 Marc[us] Blake Schneider, rower (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1973-05-04 Edward Hervey, Canadian NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1973-08-01 Mario Bennett, American NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns), born in Denton, Texas
  • 1973-08-29 Jermane Mayberry, American football offensive lineman (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Floresville, Texas
  • 1973-09-07 Shannon Elizabeth, American actress (American Pie), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1973-10-08 Tracy Bonner, American diver (Olympics bronze 1996), born in Webster, Texas

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