Famous Born Texans

"Texas Born and Texas Bred ....When I die I'll Be Texas dead!"

Abbott

  Willie Nelson was born in Abbott, Texas on April 30, 1933 Country music singer and songwriter. Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings were combined into a genre called outlaw country ("outlaw" because it did not conform to Nashville standards). They released an album called Wanted: The Outlaws! (Jessi Colter and Tompall Glaser), country music's first platinum album. In 1978, he had two more platinum albums, Waylon and Willie (a collaboration with Jennings) and Stardust. Willie Nelson has also been in several movies, which include Honeysuckle Rose, Barbarosa, Gone Fishin’, and The Dukes of Hazzard. He has also made a guest appearance in numerous TV shows.

Abilene

Shae D'Lyn was born Shae D'lyn Sherertz in Abilene, Texas November 24, 1963. She is an actress known for her roles as Jane Cavanaugh in the series Dharma & Greg and as Cousin Vicki in the National Lampoon comedy Vegas Vacation.

John Derran Lackey was born in Abilene, Texas on October 23, 1978. He is a starting pitcher for Los Angeles Angels.


Lee Roy Parnell was born in Abilene, Texas on December 21, 1956. He is a country music singer, most famous for Tender Moment and What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am.

Aguilares

Pedro Gonzales-Gonzales was born Ramiro Gonzalez Gonzalez in Aguilares, Texas on December 21, 1926 and died on February 6, 2006) was an American character actor best known for his appearances in a number of John Wayne movies.

AlanReed

Billie Sol Estes (born 1924) was a scandal-ridden Texas-based financier best known for his association with U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and for having accused Johnson of a variety of crimes, including the assassination of his presidential predecessor, John F. Kennedy.

Estes was born in Alanreed in west Texas. He amassed his fortune through the federal surplus grain program. After marrying in 1946, he moved to Pecos, the seat of Reeves County in southwest Texas, where he sold irrigation pumps powered by natural gas. He channeled those profits to launch still another successful business selling anhydrous ammonia fertilizer.[2] Mr. Estes currently lives in Granbury, Texas.

Allen

Matt Barr was born in Allen, Texas on February 14, 1984. He is a television and film actor.

Amarillo

Candace Camp was born in Amarillo, Texas on May 23, 1949. She is a best-selling writer of romance novels. She has also published under the pen names Lisa Gregory, Sharon Stephens, Kristen James.
 
Cyd Charisse was born Tula Ellice Finklea in Amarillo, Texas on March 8, 1921. She was a dancer and actress, staring in such films as “Singing in the Rain” and 'The Band Wagon.’

Joe Ely was born in Amarillo, Texas on February 9, 1947. From the time he was 12 lived in Lubbock and is now an Austin, Texas honky-tonk/country musician.

Jimmie Dale Gilmore was born in Amarillo, Texas on May 6, 1945. He is a country singer, songwriter, actor, recording artist and producer, currently living in Austin, Texas. He was raised in Lubbock.


Carolyn Jones was born in Amarillo, Texas on April 28, 1930 and died on August 3, 1983. She was an actress, best remembered for playing the role of Morticia Addams in the classic TV Series The Addams Family.

Andrews County

Elmer Kelton was born in Andrews County, Texas April 29, 1926. He is an author, known for his Westerns. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1948.


Anson

Jeannie C. Riley was born in Anson, Texas on October 19, 1945. She is a country singer, best known for her country and pop hit Harper Valley PTA. She was the first woman to have a single become a Country and Pop #1 hit at the same time.

Arlington

Benjamin Grieve was born in Arlington, Texas on May 4, 1976. He is an outfielder for the Chicago White Sox. He has also played with the Oakland Athletics (1997-2000), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2001-2003), Milwaukee Brewers (2004), and Chicago Cubs (2004 & 2005).

Hunter Pence was born in Arlington, Texas on April 13, 1983. He is an outfielder with the Houston Astros.

Athens
 

Peter Joseph Donohue was born in Athens, Texas on November 5, 1900, and died on February 23, 1988 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was a starting pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, New York Giants, the Cleveland Indians, and Boston Red Sox.

 

THE HAMBURGER - America’s most popular food, the hamburger, was invented by a Texan. Fletcher Davis of Athens Texas (Henderson County) started serving up a meat patty topped with mustard, pickle, and onion between two slices of bread in the 1880’s. The sandwich caught on and Davis introduced the hamburger at the World’s Fair in 1904.

Atlanta

Bessie "Queen Bess" Coleman was born in Atlanta, Texas on January 26, 1892, and died on April 30, 1926). She was the first African American woman to become an airplane pilot, and the first American woman to hold an international pilot license.

Austin

Stone Cold  Steve Austin was born Steven James Anderson in Austin, Texas on December 18, 1964.He is an actor and former professional wrestler.


Donald Edward Baylor was born in Austin, Texas on June 28, 1949. He is a coach and a former player and manager. For 19 years he played as a first baseman, outfielder, and designated hitter for six different teams, mainly the Baltimore Orioles and California Angels. He managed the Colorado Rockies for six years and the Chicago Cubs for three.


Danny Anderson Cater was born in Austin, Texas on February 25, 1940. He is a former first baseman, third baseman, and outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies (1964), Chicago White Sox (1965-1966), Kansas City Athletics (1966-1967), Oakland Athletics (1968-1969), New York Yankees (1970-1971), Boston Red Sox (1972-1974), and St. Louis Cardinals (1975)


Brent Aaron Clevlen was born in Austin, Texas on October 27, 1983. He is an outfielder for the Toledo Mud Hens, and formerly played for the Detroit Tigers.


Kenneth Cockrell was born in Austin, Texas on April 9, 1950. He is an astronaut and a veteran of five space shuttle missions.


Dabney Wharton Coleman was born in Austin, Texas on January 3, 1932. He is an actor. He provided the voice for Principal Pete Prickly in the cartoon Recess. He has been in movies such as You’ve Got Mail, Stuart Little, and Inspector Gadget.


Ben Daniel Crenshaw was born in Austin, Texas on January 11, 1952. He is a Pro Golfer. He played golf at Austin High School and University of Texas. He became a professional golfer 1973. In his rookie year, Crenshaw won his first event on the PGA Tour.  Crenshaw won The Masters in 1984. He won a second Masters in 1995.


John Danks was born in Austin, Texas on April 15, 1985. He is a starting pitcher for the Chicago White Sox.
 

Bibb August Falk was born in Austin, Texas on January 27, 1899, and died on June 8, 1989. He was a left fielder for the Chicago White Sox (1920-28) and Cleveland Indians (1929-31).


John Henry Faulk was born in Austin, Texas on August 21, 1913 and died on April 9, 1990. He was a storyteller and radio show host.


Rene Adrian Gonzales was born in Austin, Texas on September 3, 1960. He is a former third baseman for Montreal Expos (1984, 1986), Baltimore Orioles (1987-90), Toronto Blue Jays (1991), California Angels (1992-93, 1995) Cleveland Indians (1994), Texas Rangers (1996), and Colorado Rockies 1997.


Michael Devin Griffin was born in Austin, Texas on January 4, 1985. He is a free safety for the Tennessee Titans. He attended the University of Texas at Austin.


Ethan Hawke was born in Austin, Texas on November 6, 1970. He is an Academy Award nominated writer and film director.


Conor Sims Jackson was born in Austin, Texas on May 7, 1982. He is a first baseman for the Arizona Diamondbacks.


Eric Johnson was born in Austin, Texas on August 17, 1954. He is a Grammy Award winning guitarist and recording artist. Best known for his success in the instrumental rock format, Johnson regularly incorporates jazz, fusion, New Age, and country and western elements into his recordings.


Richard Keith Mahler was born in Austin, Texas on August 5, 1953, and died on March 2, 2005 in Jupiter, Florida. He was a starting pitcher for the Atlanta Braves (1979–1988, 1991), Cincinnati Reds (1989–1990) and Montreal Expos (1991)


Scott Patrick Ruffcorn was born in Austin, Texas on December 29, 1969. He was a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies.


Bob Schieffer was born in Austin, Texas on February 25, 1937. He is a journalist who has been with CBS News since 1969, serving 23 years as anchor on the Saturday edition of CBS Evening News from 1973-1996; chief Washington correspondent since 1982, moderator of the Sunday public affairs show Face the Nation since 1991, and, between March of 2005 and August 31, 2006, interim weekday anchor of the CBS Evening News


Huston Lowell Street was born in Austin, Texas on August 2, 1983. He is a relief pitcher for the Oakland Athletics.


John Owen "Chief" Wilson was born in Austin, Texas on August 21, 1883, and died on February 22, 1954. He was an outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1908-1913) and the St. Louis Cardinals (1914-1916).


Theodore "Teddy" Wilson was born in Austin, Texas on November 24, 1912 and died on July 31, 1986 in New Britain, Connecticut. He was a jazz pianist, and he played on the records of many of the biggest names in jazz, including Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.


Kathy Valentine was born in Austin, Texas on January 7, 1959. She is the bassist for the all-girl punk/pop band, The Go-Go's

Bangs

Debs C. Garms was in Bangs, Texas on June 26, 1907 and died on December 16, 1984 in Glen Rose, Texas. He was an outfielder and third baseman for the St. Louis Browns, Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals.

Bay City

Joe DeLoach was born in Bay City, Texas on June 5, 1967. He was a sprinter, and the 1988 Olympic champion in the 200 m.

Mark Dennard is from Bay City, Texas. For nine years he played football in the NFL. Seven of those years were spent with the Miami Dolphins, two with the Philadelphia Eagles, and one with the Cleveland Browns. He attended Texas A&M University. Currently he lives in Bryan-College Station, Texas.


Hart Lee Dykes was born in Bay City, Texas on September 2, 1966. He is a former wide receiver the New England Patriots. He played for two seasons before receiving an eye injury which occurred during a bar room fight with Irving Fryar in 1990.Currently he lives in Sugarland, Texas.

Baytown

Joe Tex was born Joseph Arrington Jr., in Baytown, Texas, on  August 8, 1933 and died in Navasota, Texas, on 13 August 1982. He was a soul singer most popular during the 1960s and 1970s.

Glenn Dwight Wilson was born in Baytown, Texas on December 22, 1958.  He was an outfielder the Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, the Seattle Mariners, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Houston Astros

Beaumont

Raymond Payne "Chip" Ambres was born in Beaumont, Texas on December 19, 1979. He is a center fielder who currently plays for the New York Mets.

Douglas Reagan Ault was born in Beaumont, Texas on March 9, 1950 – December 22, 2004. He was a first baseman/designated hitter who played for the Texas Rangers (1976) and Toronto Blue Jays (1977-78, 1980)
 

Benjamin Issac Broussard was born in Beaumont, Texas on September 24, 1976. He is a first baseman for the Seattle Mariners.


Clayton Lee Condrey was born in Beaumont, Texas on November 19, 1975. He was raised in Navasota, Texas. He was a former pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. He is currently a free agent.


Jon Lewis Ford was born in Beaumont, Texas on August 12, 1976. He is an outfielder and designated hitter for the Minnesota Twins.


Grady Edgebert Hatton was born in Beaumont, Texas on October 7, 1922. He was a player, coach, manager and executive. He was third baseman for the Cincinnati Reds for most of his career. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and was an important contributor to the early years of the Houston Astros.


Mark Joseph Petkovsek was born in Beaumont, Texas on November 18, 1965. He was a Pitcher for the Texas Rangers (1991 and 2001), Pittsburgh Pirates (1993), St. Louis Cardinals (1995-98) and Anaheim Angels (1999-2000).


Clay Walker was born in Beaumont, Texas on August 19, 1969. He is a country singer. Clay Walker released his first two singles -- "What's It To You" and "Live Until I Die" in 1993, they reached #1, and he became a popular live performer, especially in Texas. By the end of 1998, he'd notched a dozen Top 5 hits and his first four studio albums were certified platinum. His Greatest Hits and the follow-up album Live, Laugh, Love were certified gold.


Edgar Winter was born in Beaumont, Texas on December 28, 1946. He is  musician who had significant success in the 1970s and 1980s. He is a keyboard player, vocalist, saxophonist and percussionist, well-versed in jazz, blues and rock.


Johnny Winter born in Beaumont, Texas on February 23, 1944. He is an American blues guitarist, singer, and producer. Older brother of Edgar Winter.


Gus Edward Zernial was born in Beaumont, Texas on June 27, 1923. He was a left-fielder for the Chicago White Sox (1949-51), Philadelphia Athletics (1951-54), Kansas City Athletics (1955-57) and Detroit Tigers (1958-59). Zernial was one of the most feared sluggers in the 1950s, joining Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra and Larry Doby for most home runs in the decade.

Bedford

Jason Renyt Tyner was born in Bedford, Texas on April 23, 1977. He is an outfielder for the Minnesota Twins.

Beeville

Lloyd Andrew Brown was born in Beeville, Texas on December 25, 1904, and died on January 14, 1974. He was a pitcher who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1925), Washington Senators (1928-32), St. Louis Browns (1933), Boston Red Sox (1933), Cleveland Indians (1934-37) and Philadelphia Phillies (1940).

Bellaire

Richard Stephen "Bubba" Crosby was born in Bellaire, Texas on August 11, 1976. He is an outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds.

Bellville

Roy Chester Bell was born in Bellville, Texas on August 20, 1907 and died on September 14, 1977. He was an Outfielder for the St. Louis Browns (1935-39), Detroit Tigers (1939) and Cleveland Indians (1940-41).

Bell County

Miriam A. "Ma" Ferguson was born in Bell County, Texas on June 13, 1875 and died on June 25, 1961. She became the first female governor of Texas in 1925, and the second female governor in the US.

Birthright
 

Alvis Forrest Gregg was born in Birthright, Texas on October 18, 1933.  He was a football player and coach. He was a part of six championships, five of them with the Green Bay Packers before ending his career with the Cowboys and a Super Bowl ring in 1971. He went on to serve as head coach of three teams: the Cleveland Browns, the Cincinnati Bengals and the Green Bay Packers.

Bonham

John Wesley Hardin was born in Bonham, Texas on May 26, 1853 and died on August 19, 1895. He was an outlaw and gunfighter.

Thomas Raymond McBride was born in Bonham, Texas on November 2, 1914, and died on December 26, 2001. He was an outfielder for the Boston Red Sox (1943-1947) and Washington Senators (1947-1948).

Bonita
 

William Wilcy "Cy" Moore was born in Bonita, Texas on May 20, 1897, and died on March 29, 1963. He was a pitcher for the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Moore pitched in the 1927 and 1932 World Series.

Borger

William "Bill" Dees was born in Borger, Texas on January 24, 1939. He is a musician most famous for his song writing collaborations with Roy Orbison..

Bowie

James Allred was born Bowie, Texas on March 29, 1899 and died in 1959. He was a U.S. political figure and judge.

Ulysses Simpson Grant Stoner was born in Bowie, Texas on February 28, 1899, and died on June 26, 1966. He was a Pitcher for the Detroit Tigers (1922 and 1924-29), Pittsburgh Pirates (1930) and Philadelphia Phillies (1931).

Brenham

Cecil Celester Cooper was born in Brenham, Texas on December 20, 1949.  He was first baseman, and played for the Boston Red Sox (1971-76) and Milwaukee Brewers (1977-87).

Jack Seale Heidemann was born in Brenham, Texas on July 11, 1949. He was a shortstop with the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers.

Brazoria

James Kevin Tumlinson was born in Brazoria, Texas on October 12, 1972. He is a fiction and editorial writer. His work appears in publications such as the Houston Chronicle, Consumer Digest, View Online Magazine and many more.

Bridge City

Randall Tex Cobb was born in Bridge City, Texas on October 10, 1953. He is an American prizefighter and actor. He was raised in Abilene.

Brownfield

Sheryl Denise Swoopes was born in Brownsfield, Texas on March 25, 1971. She is a professional basketball player playing for the Houston Comets in the  (WNBA). She has won three Olympic Gold Medals and is a three-time WNBA MVP.

Brownsville

Kris Kristofferson was born in Brownsville, Texas on June 22, 1936. He is a singer, songwriter, and actor. His songs include Me and Bobby McGee, Sunday Morning Coming Down, Help Me Make It through the Night, For the Good Times. His movies include: The Last Movie (1971), Cisco Pike (1972) Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore and A Star Is Born, Lone Star (1996) Blade (1998). Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story, and, The Jacket.

Brownwood

Jim Morris was born in Brownwood on January 19, 1964. He had a brief major league baseball career, but his story is considered by some one of the most inspirational in baseball history.  Dennis Quaid portrayed Jim Morris in the Disney Movie the Rookie. He was thirty-five when he made his major league debut.

Madylin Sweeten was born in Brownwood on June 27, 1991. See is an actress, who is best known for her role as Ally Barone in Everybody loves Raymond. Her real life younger twin brothers Sawyer and Sullivan played her TV twin brothers Geoffrey and Michael Barone. She began her acting career by attending the Kay Scott School of Performing Arts in San Saba, Texas at age 3.


Sullivan and Sawyer Sweeten were born in Brownwood, Texas on May 12, 1995. They are best known for their roles in Everybody Loves Raymond as Geoffrey and Michael Barone. Their real life sister Madelyn played their TV sister Ally Barone.


Walter Allen Williams was born in Brownwood, Texas on December 19, 1943. He was an outfielder the Houston Colt .45s (1964), Chicago White Sox (1967-1972), Cleveland Indians (1973), and New York Yankees (1974-1975).

Bryan

Linda Ellerbee was born in Bryan, Texas on August 15, 1944. She is a journalist who is most known for several jobs at NBC News, including Washington (DC) correspondent, and reporter and co-anchor of NBC News Overnight. She is also in Nickelodeon’s on “news show” Nick News.

Buda

Cecil Carlton Hughson was born in Buda, Texas on February 9, 1916 and died on August 6, 1993. He was a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox (1941-44, 1946-49).

Burleson

Kelly Clarkson was born in Burleson, Texas on April 24, 1982. She was the first winner of American Idol, and has had hits like: "A Moment Like This," "Miss Independent”, “Since You Been Gone”, and “Because of You.” She even starred in a movie: From Justin to Kelly.

Caves Spring

Scott Joplin was born in Caves Spring, Texas on November 24, 1868. He was an African American Composer and pianist. Called the “King of Ragtime.”

Centerville

Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins  was born in Centerville, Texas on March 15, 1912 and died on January 30, 1982. He was a country blues guitar musician.

Cleburne

Thomas Morgan Fine was born in Cleburne, Texas on October 10, 1914, and died on January 10, 2005. He was a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox (1947) and St. Louis Browns (1950).

Spike Dee Owen was born in Cleburne, Texas on April 19, 1961. He was a shortstop for the Seattle Mariners (1983-86), Boston Red Sox (1986-88), Montreal Expos (1989-92), New York Yankees (1993) and California Angels (1994-95)

Cleveland

Jason Alan Grimsley was born in Cleveland, Texas on August 7, 1967. He was a relief pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians, Anaheim Angels, New York Yankees, Kansas City Royals, Baltimore Orioles, and most recently, the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Clifton

Daniel Allen Campbell was born in Clifton, Texas on April 13, 1976. He is a tight end for the Detroit Lions of the NFL. He was originally selected with the 18th pick of the third round of the 1999 NFL Draft out of Texas A&M University by the New York Giants. He played for the Dallas Cowboys from 2003 to 2005.

Zachary Thomas (Zach) Duke was born in Clifton, Texas on April 19, 1983. He is a starting pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Colleyville

Bryce Avary was born in Colleyville, Texas on December 31, 1982. He is a musician and producer. He is the founder and lead singer of the band The Rocket Summer.

Columbus

Aaron Schobel was born in Columbus, Texas on September 1, 1977. He is a defensive end for the Buffalo Bills. Aaron is the older brother of Philadelphia Eagles tight end Matt Schobel and cousin of Indianapolis Colts defensive end Bo Schobel. Aaron is one- time pro bowler.

Matthew Thomas Schobel was born in Columbus, Texas on November 4, 1978. He is a tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles. He is the younger brother of Buffalo Bills defensive end Aaron Schobel and the cousin of Indianapolis Colts defensive end Bo Schobel.

Robert Edward “Bo” Schobel was born in Columbus, Texas on March 24, 1981. He is a defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. He attended Texas Christian University. He is the cousin of Buffalo Bills defensive end Aaron Schobel and Philadelphia Eagles tight end Matt Schobel. He used to play for the Tennessee Titans.

Commerce

Claire Lee Chennault was born in Commerce, Texas on September 6, 1893 and died of cancer on July 27, 1958. He was the founder of the “Flying Tigers”, fighter pilots who fought the Japanese in China before the US declared war on Japan.

Corpus Christi

Roger Creager was born in Corpus Christi in 1971. He is an award-winning country music singer and songwriter. He attended both SHSU and TAMU.

Farrah Fawcett was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on February 2, 1947 She was in Charlie’s Angels a season, despite her popularity and went on to film movies like Logan’s Run, Sunburn, and Saturn 3, and then TV movies, such as: Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story, Double Exposure: The Story of Margaret Bourge-White, Criminal Behavior, and The Substitute Wife.

Eva Longoria was born in Corpus Christie on March 15, 1975. She is a Golden Globe Award-nominated film and television actress. She is best known for her role as Gabrielle Solis in the ABC television series Desperate Housewives.


Billy Powell was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on June 3, 1952. He is the keyboardist of rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Corsicana

William Orville 'Lefty' Frizzell was born in Corsicana, Texas on March 31, 1928 and died on July 19, 1975. He was a country music singer and songwriter of the 1950s; a leading exponent of the Honky Tonk style of country music.

Brian “Skip” Hicks was born in Corsicana, Texas on October 13, 1974. He was running back for the Washington Redskins and the Tennessee Titans.

Bethel Johnson was born in Corsicana, Texas February 11, 1979. He is a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles. He went to Texas A&M University, and was drafted by the New England Patriots. He is best known for his speed.

Coutchman

Blind Lemon Jefferson was born in Coutchman, Texas on September, 1897 and died in December of 1929. He was an influential blues singer and guitarist. He was one of the most popular blues singers of the 1920s.

Crisp

Ernest Dale Tubb was born in Crisp, Texas on February 9, 1914, and died on September 6, 1984).  He was nicknamed the "Texas Troubadour" and was a singer, songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music.

Crockett

Jerald Dwayne Clark was born in Crockett, Texas on August 10, 1963. He was an outfielder for the San Diego Padres (1988-1992), Colorado Rockies (1993), Minnesota Twins (1995).

Ronald Bruce Clark was born in Fort Worth, Texas on January 14, 1943. He was an infielder for the Minnesota Twins (1966-69), Seattle Pilots/Milwaukee Brewers (1969 and 1972), Oakland Athletics (1971-72) and Philadelphia Phillies (1975).


Rainbow Phoenix was born in Crockett, Texas on November 31, 1973. She is an actress/musician. She is sister to actress Summer Phoenix, former actress Liberty Phoenix, actor Joaquin Phoenix and the late actor River Phoenix.

Dallas

Amy Acker was born in Dallas, Texas on December 5, 1976. She is an actress. Best known for her role in the WB’s show Angel.

Jenson Ackles was born in Dallas, Texas on March 1, 1978. He is an actor currently starring in the CW show Supernatural. He has also starred in  Days of Our Lives, Dark Angel, Smallville, and even had several guest appearances as C.J. on the then WB Network show, Dawson's Creek.


Meatloaf Michael Lee Aday was born Marvin Lee Aday in Dallas, Texas on September 27, 1947). He is a rock singer and actor of stage and screen. He is noted for his albums Bat Out of Hell I, II, and III and several famous songs from movies. The Neverland Express is the name of the band he fronts, as its lead singer.


Darrell Shane Andrews was born in Dallas, Texas on August 28, 1971. He is a former third baseman, who played for Andrews played for the Montreal Expos (1995-1999), Chicago Cubs (1999-2000) and Boston Red Sox (2002).


Ernest "Ernie" Banks was born in Dallas, Texas on January 31, 1931. He is a former player for the Chicago Cubs (1953-1971).


William Eugene Bedford was born in Dallas, Texas on December 2, 1896, and died on October 6, 1977 in San Antonio. He was a former second baseman for the Cleveland Indians.

Robby Benson was born Robin David Segal in Dallas, Texas on January 21, 1956. He is a best known for his role in Ice Castles.


Justin Blalock was born in Dallas, Texas on December 20, 1983. He is a player for the Atlanta Falcons. He played college ball for the Texas Longhorns under coach Mack Brown.

Edie Brickel was born in Dallas, Texas on March 10, 1966. She is a singer-songwriter.


David Edwin Duncan was born in Dallas, Texas on September 26, 1945. He is a former player and current pitching coach. He was a catcher, with the Kansas City/Oakland Athletics for seven seasons, and was an important member of their 1972 World Championship team. He also played for the Cleveland Indians and Baltimore Orioles.


Big Al Dupree was born in Dallas, Texas in 1923. He is A Blues.


Brandon Wade Fahey was born in Dallas, Texas on January 18, 1981. He is an outfielder, shortstop and second baseman for the Baltimore Orioles.


Morgan Fairchild was born Patsy Anne McClenny in Dallas, Texas on February 3, 1950. She is an actress, and has been in numerous TV shows and movies.


Gibson Jerome "Gibby" Haynes was born in Dallas in 1957. He is a musician, radio personality, painter and the lead singer of the group Butthole Surfers.


Dusty Hill was born in Dallas, Texas on May 19, 1949. He is a member of the band ZZ Top.


Christopher Michael Holt was born in Dallas, Texas on September 18, 1971. He was a Pitcher for the Houston Astros (1996-97 and 1999-2000) and Detroit Tigers (2001). He helped the Astros win the National League Central Division in 1997 and 1999.


Steve Holy was born in Dallas, Texas on February 23, 1972. He is a country music singer, best known for his single "Good Morning Beautiful.”


Jason Ryan Jennings was born in Dallas, Texas on July 17, 1978. He is a pitcher for the Houston Astros.


Michael Johnson was born in Dallas, Texas on September 13, 1967. He is a retired sprinter who holds world records in the 200 m, 400 m and 4 x 400 m relay. He also holds the world record in the 300 m. He won five Olympic gold medals and was a world champion nine times. He is the only man to win both the 200 m and 400 m races at the same Olympics, and the only man to successfully defend his gold in the 400 m at the Summer Olympics.


Ruppert Sanderson Jones was born in Dallas, Texas on March 12, 1955. He was an outfielder for the Kansas City Royals (1976), Seattle Mariners (1977-79), New York Yankees (1980), San Diego Padres (1982-83), Detroit Tigers (1984), California Angels (1985-87).


Christian Kane was born in Dallas, Texas on June 27, 1974. He is an actor, and has starred in: Fame L.A., Rescue 77, EdTV, Crossfire Trail, Summer Catch, Angel (he and the lead David Boreanaz were the only two to appear in both the first and last episodes), Friday Night Lights, and Into the West.

John Henry Knott was born in Dallas, Texas on March 2, 1907, and on October 13, 1981. He was a pitcher for the St. Louis Browns (1933-38), Chicago White Sox (1938-40) and Philadelphia Athletics (1941-42 and 1946).


Christine Helen Lakin was born in Dallas, Texas on January 25, 1979. She is an actress best known for her role as Alicia "Al" Lambert on the 1990s ABC situation comedy Step by Step.


Trini Lopez was born Trinidad López III in Dallas, Texas on May 15, 1937. He is a singer and guitarist.


George McFarland was born in Dallas, Texas on October 2, 1928 and died on June 30, 1993. He was an actor most famous for his childhood role as Spanky in the depression era children's comedy movie series Our Gang, also known as the Little Rascals.


Peter MacNicol was born in Dallas, Texas on April 10, 1954. He is an actor. He has been in: 24, NUMB3RS, Justice League Unlimited, The Batman, Crazy Love, Baby Geniuses, Ally McBeal, Chicago Hope, and Addams Family Values.


Calvin Murray was born in Dallas, Texas on July 30, 1971. He was an outfielder for the San Francisco Giants (1999-02), Texas Rangers (2002), and Chicago Cubs 2004.


Michael Patrick O'Connor was born in Dallas, Texas on August 8, 1980.  He is a pitcher for the Washington Nationals.


Robin Wright Penn was born in Dallas, Texas on April 8, 1966. She is a film actress. Best known for her roles as Buttercup in The Princess Bride and Jenny in Forrest Gump. She had a Golden Globe Award nomination for best supporting actress as Jenny.


Jessica Simpson was born in Dallas, Texas on July 10, 1980. She is a pop singer and actress. She starred with her then-husband Nick Lachey in the MTV reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. She starred as Daisy Duke in the Dukes of Hazzard Movie. She is the older sister of Ashlee Simpson.


Aaron Spelling was born in Dallas, Texas on April 22, 1923 and died on June 23, 2006. He was a film and television producer. Produced TV shows 7th Heaven, Beverly Hills 90210, The Mod Squad, Charlie’s Angels, etc.


B.W. Stevenson was born in Dallas, Texas on October 5, 1949 in Dallas, Texas, and died on April 28, 1988. He was a country pop artist, best known for "My Maria", which was later covered by country duo Brooks & Dunn.


Stephen Arthur Stills was born in Dallas, Texas on January 3, 1945. He is a guitarist and singer/songwriter best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.


Sharon Tate was born in Dallas, Texas on January 24, 1943 and died at her Benedict Canyon home on August 9, 1969. She was a film actress, even earning a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in Valley of the Dolls in 1967. She married the film director, Roman Polański, and appeared in fashion magazines featured her as a model and cover girl. Tate was murdered, along with four others, by followers of Charles Manson.


Lee Buck Trevino was born in Dallas, Texas on December 1, 1939. He is a pro golfer. Has 29 PGA Tour Wins, 29 Championship tour wins, 10 senior wins and 16 other wins.


Stephen ("Stevie") Ray Vaughan was born in Dallas, Texas on October 3, 1954 and died on August 27, 1990). He is a blues guitarist. He was one of America's most influential electric blues guitarists. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Stevie Ray Vaughan #7 in their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He was the younger brother of Jimmie Vaughan.


Jimmie Lawrence Vaughan was born in Dallas, Texas on March 20, 1951. He is a blues guitarist and singer. He is the older brother of Stevie Ray Vaughan.


Andrew Wilson was born in Dallas, Texas on August 22, 1964. He is a film actor. He is the oldest brother of actors Owen Wilson and Luke Wilson. Andrew Wilson has made brief appearances in many of the films his brothers have starred in, and made his directorial debut in 2005, co-directing The Wendell Baker Story with Luke Wilson.


Luke Wilson was born in Dallas, Texas on September 21, 1971. He is an actor. He has been in movies such as Alex and Emma, Vacancy, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, The Family Stone, Anchorman, Legally Blond 2, Old School, The Royal Tenenbeaums.


Owen Wilson was born in Dallas, Texas on November 18, 1968. He is an Academy Award-nominated actor and writer. He has starred in movies such as: You, Me, and Dupree, Night at the Musuem, Shanghai Noon, Shanghai Knights, The Wedding Crashers, Zoolander, and The Royal Tenenbaums, which he also co-wrote. His brothers are Andrew and Luke Wilson.


Christopher Ryan (Chris) Young was born in Dallas, Texas on May 25, 1979. He is a pitcher for the Texas Rangers.

DeKalb

Dan Blocker was born in DeKalb, Texas on December 10, 1928 and died on May 13, 1972. He was an American actor best remembered for his role as Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright in the TV western blockbuster Bonanza.

James Luke Walker was born in DeKalb, Texas on September 2, 1943.  He was a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1965-66, 1968-73) and Detroit Tigers (1974).

Del Rio

Larvell Blanks  was born in Del Rio on January 28, 1950. He was an infielder for the Atlanta Braves (1972-1975, 1980), Cleveland Indians (1976-1978), and Texas Rangers  (1979).

Denison

Dwight Eisenhower was born in Denison, Texas on October 14, 1890 and died on March 28, 1969. He was in the Military, a Statesman, and the 34th president (1953–61).

John Hillerman was born in Denison, Texas on December 20, 1932 . He is an actor. Attended UT for three years.

Denton
 

Brian Edward Bohanon was born in Denton, Texas on August 1, 1968. He is a former pitcher for the Texas Rangers (1990-1994), Detroit Tigers (1995), Toronto Blue Jays (1996), New York Mets (1997-98) Los Angeles Dodgers (1998), and Colorado Rockies (1999-01).


Phyllis George was born in Denton, Texas on June 25, 1949. She is a businesswoman. She is a former Miss Texas and Miss America of 1971.


John Clark Nelson was born in Denton, Texas on March 3, 1979. He is a shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Ann Sheridan was born Clara Lou Sheridan in Denton, Texas on February 21, 1915, and died on January 21, 1967 in San Fernando Valley, California, of cancer. She was an actress, starring in films such as Wagon Wheels, Angels with Dirty Faces, They Drive by Night, Torrid Zone, King's Row, and I was a Male War Bride.


Sly Stone was born in Denton, Texas on March 15, 1943. He is a musician, songwriter, and record producer. Best known for his role as frontman for Sly & the Family Stone.

Detroit

John Nance Garner IV was born in Detriot, Texas on November 22, 1868 and died on November 7, 1967). He was a Representative from Texas and the thirty-second Vice President of the United States (1933-41). He was known as Cactus Jack.

Elgin

Raymond Leonard Culp  was born in Elgin, Texas on August 6, 1941. He was a Pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies (1963-66), Chicago Cubs (1967), and Boston Red Sox (1968-73).

El Paso

Armando N. Almanza was born in El Paso, Texas on October 26, 1972. He is a relief pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He has also played for the Florida Marlins and the Atlanta Braves.

Vikki Carr was born as Florencia Bisenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona in El Paso, Texas on July 19, 1941. She is a singer who has sung in a variety of music genres, including jazz, pop and country, but has enjoyed her greatest success singing in Spanish.


Sam Donaldson was born in El Paso, Texas on March 11, 1934. He was a news anchor for ABC News, anchoring the Sunday edition of World News Tonight from its inception in January 1979.


Sandra Day O'Connor was born in El Paso on  March 26, 1930. She the first female Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1981 to 2006.


Omar Quintanilla was born in El Paso, Texas on October 24, 1981. He plays shortstop for the Colorado Rockies.


Debbie Reynolds was born Mary Frances Reynolds in El Paso, Texas on April 1, 1932. She is an Oscar-nominated American actress, dancer and singer.


Gene Roddenberry was born in El Paso, Texas on August 19, 1921, and died in Santa Monica, California, on October 25, 1991. He is the creator of Star Trek.


Irene Ryan was born in El Paso, Texas on October 17, 1902 and died on April 26, 1973. she was an Emmy and Tony Award nominated actress, one of the few entertainers who found success in vaudeville, radio, film, television and Broadway. She was “Granny” on the Beverly Hillbillies.


Sparta is an alternative rock/punk rock band from El Paso, Texas. Members are Jim Ward, Tony Hajjar, Matt Miller, and Keeley Davis.


Sergio Troncoso was born in El Paso, Texas. He is an American author of short stories and novels.

Ennis

Robert Edward Finley was born in Ennis, Texas on November 25, 1915, and on January 2, 1986. He was a catcher who for the Philadelphia Blue Jays (1943-1944).

Fabens

Willie Shoemaker was born in Fabens, Texas in 1931. He is the most successful jockey in history. He won 8, 833 races, including four Kentucky Derbies, five Belmont Stakes, and three Preakness Stakes, and was the first jockey to win over $100 million.

Fort Worth

Kate Capshaw was born Kathleen Sue Nail in Fort Worth, Texas on November 3, 1953. She is an actress, best known for her role in the film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and for her marriage to director Steven Spielberg.

Larry Hagman was born in Fort Worth, Texas on September 21, 1931. He is best known for his roles in I Dream of Jeannie and Dallas. He is the son of Mary Martin.


Scott Mbah Mutee Hairston was born in Fort Worth, Texas on May 25, 1980. He is a second baseman/outfielder for the Arizona Diamondbacks.


Bradley Bonte Hawpe was born in Fort Worth, Texas on June 22, 1979. He is an outfielder for the Colorado Rockies (2005 to present).


Sean Michael Henn was born in Fort Worth, Texas on April 23, 1981. He is a relief pitcher for the New York Yankees.


Dan Jenkins was born in Fort Worth, Texas on December 2, 1929. He is an author and sportswriter, most notably for Sports Illustrated.


James McMurtry was born in Fort Worth, Texas on March 18, 1962. He is a folk music singer-songwriter and the son of novelist Larry McMurtry, who penned Lonesome Dove.


Roger Dean Miller was born in Fort Worth, Texas on January 2, 1936, and died on October 25, 1992. He was a singer, songwriter, and musician who is best known for his 1965 hit song King of the Road


William Gideon "Doc" Nance was born in Fort Worth, Texas on August 2, 1876, and died on May 28, 1958. He was an outfielder in for the Louisville Colonels (1897-1898) and Detroit Tigers (1901).

 

“King” Curtis Ousley was born in Fort Worth, Texas on February 7, 1934 and died on August 14, 1971. He was a tenor, alto, and soprano saxophonist who played rhythm and blues, soul, rock, and soul jazz.


Bill Paxton was born in Fort Worth, Texas on May 17, 1955. He is a Golden Globe-nominated actor and film director.


Ricky Pickett was born in Fort Worth, Texas on January 19, 1970. He was a pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds and Arizona Diamondbacks.


Kelly Brian Shoppach was born in Fort Worth, Texas on April 29, 1980. He is a catcher for the Cleveland Indians.


Forest Gregory Swindell was born in Fort Worth, Texas on January 2, 1965. He was a pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros and Arizona Diamondbacks.


Kevin DeShawn Thompson was born in Fort Worth, Texas on September 18, 1979. He is a right fielder for the New York Yankees.


Karri Turner was born in Fort Worth, Texas on December 21, 1966. She is a TV actress who is best known as Lieutenant Harriet Sims Roberts on JAG.


James Claude Wright, Jr. was in Fort Worth, Texas on December 22, 1922. He is a former U.S. Congressman from Texas who served 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and was the Speaker of the House from 1987 to 1989.


Jeana Yeager was born in Fort Worth, Texas on May 18, 1952. She is an aviator, most famous for flying with Dick Rutan on a non-stop, non-refueled flight around the world in 1986 from December 14 to December 23. In recognition of this achievement, she received the Harmon Trophy, the FAI De la Vaulx Medal and is the first woman to have received the Collier Trophy.

Frankston

Frank Beard was born in Frankston, Texas on June 11, 1949. He is a member of the band ZZ Top.

Fredericksburg

Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz was born in Fredericksburg, Texas on February 24, 1885 and died on February 20, 1966. He led the Allied naval forces to victory in the Pacific in World War II.

Freer

James Acker was born in Freer, Texas on September 24, 1958. He was a for the  Toronto Bluejays, Atlanta Braves, and Seattle Mariners (1983-1992).

Frisco

Cheyenne Nichole Kimball was born in Frisco, Texas on July 27, 1990. She is a singer-songwriter and guitarist.

Fritch

Ron White was born in Fritch, Texas on December 18, 1956). He is a Grammy Award nominated stand-up comedian from Fritch, Texas. He was a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.

Galena Park

Donnie Dacus was born in Galena Park on October 12, 1951. He is a guitarist and songwriter. He's noted for his work with Stephen Stills in the early '70.

Galloway

Jim Reeves was born in Galloway, Texas on August 20, 1923 and died on July 31, 1964. He was a country singer and pop singer.

Linden

Aaron Thibeaux Walker or T-Bone Walker or Oak Cliff T-Bone was born in Linden, Texas on May 28, 1910, and died on March 16, 1975. He was a blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter, who is believed to have been the first bluesman to use an amplified acoustic guitar.

Galveston
Katherine Marie Helmond born July 5, 1928, in Galveston Texas is an American film, theater and television actress. Katherine is best-known for her role as "Jessica Tate", the addled matriarch of the TV Sitcom soap. She was a lead player on the series from 1977 until it was cancelled in 1981. She later starred as "Mona Robinson" in the sitcom “ Who’s the boss with Judith Light and Tony Danza.

Brandon Allen Backe was born in Galveston, Texas on April 5, 1978. He is a pitcher for the Houston Astros.

Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan was born in Galveston, Texas on January 22, 1907 and died on December 9, 1995. He was an aviator.

Bill Engvall was born in Galveston, Texas on July 27, 1957. He is a comedian best known for his “Here’s Your Sign” routine, and as a member of the Blue Collar Comedy group. He has also been in several TV shows and in the movie Delta Farce.


Ahmard Rashad Hall was born in Galveston, Texas on November 13, 1979. He is a fullback for the Tennessee Titans. Ahmard Hall served in the United States Marine Corps prior to walking on the football program at the University of Texas, where he played fullback for them, including their 2005 National Championship Team.


Jack Johnson was born in Galveston, Texas on March 31, 1878. He was the first black and the first Texan to win the heavyweight boxing championship of the world. He died in a car crash June 10, 1946, near Raleigh, North Carolina.


August Rodney (Gus) Mancuso was born in Galveston, Texas on December 5, 1905, and died on October 26, 1984. He was a catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals (1928, 1930-32, 1941-42), New York Giants (1933-38, 1942-44), Chicago Cubs (1939), Brooklyn Dodgers (1940) and Philadelphia Phillies (1945).


King Wallis Vidor was born in Galveston, Texas on February 8, 1894 and died on November 1, 1982.  He was an acclaimed film director whose career spanned eight decades. He lived through the great Galveston Hurricane of 1900.


Barry White  was born in Galveston, Texas on September 21, 1944 and died on July 4, 2003). He was a Grammy Award winning record producer, songwriter and singer responsible for the creation of numerous hit soul and disco songs. He released 106 gold and 41 platinum albums, 20 gold singles and ten platinum singles

George

Glynn Robert Donaho was born in George, Texas on March 25, 1905 and died on May 26, 1986. He was a U.S. Navy officer known for his exploits as a submarine commander during World War II, for which he received the Navy Cross four times, the Silver Star twice, and the Bronze Star twice.

Gilmer

Charles Joseph Hawkins was born in Gilmer, Texas on December 16, 1981. He is a tight end for the Indianapolis Colts.

Don Henley was born in Gilmer, Texas on July 22, 1947. He is the drummer and one of the lead singers and songwriters of the band the Eagles.


Freddie King was born in Gilmer, Texas on September 3, 1934 and died on December 28, 1976. He was an influential blues guitarist and singer, best known for his recordings Hide Away, Have You Ever Loved A Woman, and Going Down.


Johnny Mathis was born in Gilmer, Texas on September 30, 1935. He is a Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter of popular music.

Goose Creek

Gary Busey was born in Goose Creek, Texas on June 29, 1944. He is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-nominated film and stage actor.

Gladewater

Joe R. Lansdale was born in Gladewater, Texas on October 28, 1951.  He is an author and martial-arts expert. He has written novels and stories in many genres, including Western, horror, science fiction, mystery, and suspense. He has also written for comics and for Batman: The Animated Series.

Lovie Lee Smith was born in Gladewater, Texas on May 8, 1958. He was the head coach of the Chicago Bears.

Grand Saline

Wiley Post was born in Grand Saline on November 22, 1898 and died on August 15, 1935 when the plane he and Will Rogers were in crashed on takeoff near Point Barrow, Alaska. He was the first pilot to fly solo around the world. Also known for his work in high altitude flying. Post helped develop one of the first pressure suits.

Chris Tomlin was born in Grand Saline, Texas on May 4, 1972. He is a Christian worship leader and songwriter.

Grapevine

Jarret Reddick was born in Grapevine, Texas on March 6, 1972. He is a member of the punk rock band Bowling For Soup.

Greenville
Burt Carlton Hooton was born in Greenville, Texas on February 7, 1950. He was a starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Groesbeck

Joe Don Baker was born in Groesbeck, Texas on Feb. 12, 1936. He is an actor who has been in movies which include: Walking Tall, Charley Varrick, To Kill a Cop, Tomorrow Never Dies, and Golden Eye.

Harlingen

Nick Stahl was born in Harlingen, Texas on December 5, 1979. He is an actor. He was raised in Dallas.

Henderson

Sandra Kay "Sandy" Duncan born February 20, 1946 in Henderson, Texas is a singer and actress of stage and television. She played Sandy Hogan on the sitcom The Hogan Family.

Henrietta

Erik Chandler was born in Henrietta, Texas on December 22, 1974. He is a member of the punk rock band Bowling For Soup.

Hereford

Ron Ely was born Ronald Pierce in Hereford, Texas on June 21, 1938. He is an actor and novelist. He is best known for starring as Tarzan in the 1966 NBC series Tarzan.

Hillsboro

Jerry Allison was born in Hillsboro, Texas on August 31, 1939. He is a musician, best known for being the drummer for The Crickets. Buddy Holley’s band.

Roger Edens was born in Hillsboro, Texas on November 9, 1905, and died in Hollywood on July 13, 1970. HE was a Hollywood composer, arranger and associate producer, and is considered one of the major creative figures in Arthur Freed's musical film production unit at MGM during the "golden era of Hollywood.”

Donald William 'Bob' Johnston was in Hillsboro, Texas on May 14, 1932.  He is a record producer, best known for his work with Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Willie Nelson and many Nashville recording artists, as well as Simon and Garfunkel.

Hondo

Clinton Clarence Hartung was born in Hondo, Texas on August 10, 1922. He is a former pitcher and right fielder for the New York Giants (1947-1952).

Hockney

Garry Lewis Templeton was born in Hockney, Texas on March 24, 1956. He was a shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres, and New York Mets.

Hooks

Jeremiah Trotter was born in Hooks, Texas on January 20, 1977. He is a Linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles. He attended Stephen F. Austin State University.

Hot Wells

Mary Kay Ash was born in Hot Wells, Texas on May 12, 1918 and died on November 22, 2001). She is best known for Mary Kay Cosmetics, which she started on Friday, September 13, 1963, with the help of her twenty-year-old son. She used the Golden Rule as her guiding philosophy and encouraged employees and sales force members to prioritize their lives according to a simple but empowering motto: God first, family second, career third.

Honey Grove

Bill Erwin was born in Honey Grove, Texas on December 2, 1914. He is a television, film, and stage actor. He has over 250 television shows and films to his credit.

Houston
Red Adair was born in Houston, Texas on June 18, 1915. For decades his company, Red Adair Wild Well Control, has regularly been called to deal with major oil fires. Red Adair and his company inspired the 1968 action-adventure film about their exploits titled Hellfighters, which starred John Wayne as Adair.

Yolanda Adams was born in Houston, Texas on August 27, 1961. She is one of the most popular gospel music singer of this time.

 

  James Joseph "Jim" Parsons (born March 24, 1973) is an American television and film actor best known for playing Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, with his performance often cited as the main reason for the program's success. On July 16, 2009, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on The Big Bang Theory. In August 2009, he won the Television Critics Association award for the highest individual achievements in comedy.


Debbie Allen was born in Houston, Texas on January 16, 1950. Produced and Directed the TV show "A Different World.” She and her sister, Phylicia Rashad had a production company called "D.A.D." which stood for "Doctor Allen's Daughters".

Hidle Brown Barnum was born in Houston, Texas on July 15, 1936.. He is a pianist, arranger, record producer, songwriter, and former child actor.


William Derrick Bates was born in Houston, Texas on December 7, 1963. He was a second baseman for the Milwaukee Brewers (1989-1990) and Cincinnati Reds (1990). He attended UT. On October 2, 1990, he appeared in his final game, where he scored the winning running for the Reds in Game 2 of the World Series.


Texas Battle was born in Houston, Texas on August 9, 1976. He is an actor. He is most famous for his roles in Coach Carter and Final Destination 3.


Kevin Patrick Beirne was born in Houston, Texas on January 1, 1974. He was a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox (2000), Toronto Blue Jays (2001), and Los Angeles Dodgers (2002). He attended Texas A&M University.


Alexis Bledel was born in Houston, Texas on September 16, 1981. She is an actress. She is best known for her role in the CW show Gilmore Girls and for the movies Tuck Everlasting, Sin City, and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.


Blue October is a rock band originally from Houston, Texas. Band Members are  Justin Furstenfeld (lead vocals), Jeremy Furstenfeld (drums, percussion), (Both Furstenfelds are from Texas)  Ryan Delahoussaye (violin/viola, mandolin, keyboards, vocals), C.B. Hudson (guitar), and Matt Noveskey (bass guitar). Songs include: Calling You, Hate Me, and Into the Ocean.


Mark Clay Brandenburg was born in Houston, Texas on July 14, 1970. He is a former relief pitcher for the Texas Rangers (1995-96) and Boston Red Sox (1996-97).


James Lee Burke was born in Houston, Texas on December 5, 1936. He is an author best known for his mysteries, particularly the Dave Robicheaux series. He has twice received the Edgar Award for Best Novel, for Black Cherry Blues in 1990 and Cimarron Rose in 1998


Robert Britt Burns was born in Houston, Texas on June 8, 1959. He was a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox (1978-1985).


Carl Demonte Crawford was born in Houston, Texas on August 5, 1981. He is the left fielder for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.


Brett Cullen was born in Houston, Texas on August 26, 1956. He is an actor, and has appeared in numerous films, which include Wyatt Earp. The Gambler V: Playing for Keeps, Something to Talk About, The Replacements, Nancy Drew, and Gridiron Gang  and TV shows, which include: The Incredible Hulk, M*A*S*H, Matlock, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Ally McBeal, Walker, Texas Ranger, Without a Trace, Cold Case, The Mountain, Monk, CSI: Miami, Desperate Housewives, Pepper Dennis, Lost, Ghost Whisperer, Ugly Betty, and Friday Night Lights.

Dr. Denton Cooley was born in Houston, Texas on August 22, 1920. He is a pioneering American heart surgeon. He graduated in 1941 from the University of Texas and completed his medical degree and his surgical training at Johns Hopkins. He performed the first successful human heart transplant in the United States in 1968. In 1969, he became the first heart surgeon to implant an artificial heart in man.


Destiny’s Child was a three-time Grammy Award-winning American R&B girl group. Originally a quartet, the group eventually became a trio whose members include lead singer Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams. Destiny's Child have sold a combined 70 million albums and singles worldwide and according to the World Music Awards they are the best selling female group of all time. .


Kirk Richard Dressendorfer was born in Houston, Texas on April 8, 1969. He was a pitcher for the Oakland Athletics (1991).

Allen Stuart Drury was born in Houston, Texas on September 2, 1918, and died on September 2, 1998. He was a U.S. novelist, who wrote the novel Advise and Consent in 1959 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, for this novel.


Haylie Duff was born in Houston, Texas on February 19, 1985. She is an actress and singer, known for her supporting role on 7th Heaven. She is the sister of Hilary Duff.


Hilary Duff was born in Houston, Texas on September 28, 1987. She is an actress and singer. She has starred in the Disney Channel’s Lizzie McGuire TV Show and Movie, as well as Cadet Kelley. Other movies she has been in: Casper Meets Wendy, Raise Your Voice, and A Cinderella Story.


Adam Troy Dunn was born in Houston, Texas on November 9,1979. He is an outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds. His one of the most feared sluggers, frequently compared to Mark McGwire, though many say that Dunn is far more athletic than McGwire.


Shelly Duvall was born in Houston, Texas on July 7, 1949. She is an award winning film and television actress. She began her career in the 1970s in Robert Altman movies and eventually starred in movies by Woody Allen, Stanley Kubrick, Terry Gilliam and Tim Burton.


James Morris Easterly was born in Houston, Texas on February 17, 1953. He was a Pitcher for the Atlanta Braves (1974-79), Milwaukee Brewers (1981-83) and Cleveland Indians (1983-87).


Shannon Elizabeth was born in Houston, Texas on September 7, 1973. She is an actress. Her movies include Jack Frost, American Pie, Scary Movie, Thir13en Ghosts, and Love Actually.


Curtis Charles Flood was born in Houston, Texas on January 18, 1938, and died on January 20, 1997. He was a center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals.


A.J. Foyt was born in Houston, Texas on January 16, 1935. A.J. Foyt is considered by many as the greatest American racing driver of all time. He holds the all-time USAC career wins record with 159 victories.


Jennifer Garner was born in Houston, Texas on April 17, 1972. She is a Golden Globe Award- and SAG Award-winning and Emmy Award-nominated film and television actress, and producer. She was in the TV show Alias, and numerous movies which include, Daredevil, 13 going on 30, Catch and Release.


Billy Gibbons was born in Houston, Texas on December 16, 1949. He is a member of the band ZZ Top.


John Gray was born in Houston, Texas in 1951. He is a writer on relationships and personal growth, best known for his book Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.


Kelly Wayne Gruber was born in Houston, Texas on February 26, 1962. He was a third baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays (1984-1992) and California Angels (1993)


Bradford Alexander Halsey was born in Houston, Texas on February 14, 1981. He is a starting pitcher for the Oakland Athletics.


Michael Ray "Mike" Jackson was born in Houston, Texas on December 22, 1964. He was a relief pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds and Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox.


Scott Edward Kazmir was born in Houston, Texas on January 24, 1984. He is a starting pitcher for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.


Robert Earl Keen, Jr was born in Houston, Texas on January 11, 1956. He is an American singer-songwriter. Graduated from Texas A&M University.


Edward Charles Knoblauch born in Houston, Texas on  July 7, 1968 . He played second baseman in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins (1991-97), New York Yankees (1998-2001) and Kansas City Royals (2002). He played college baseball for Texas A&M University in College Station


Beyonce Knowles was born in Houston, Texas on September 4, 1981. She was the lead singer of the popular R&B group Destiny’s Child, and went solo after the band broke up. Knowles has also made a start in acting, making her debut in MTV’s Hip Hop era: Carmen in 2001 and co-starring as Foxy Cleopatra in Mike Myers’ James Bond parody Gold Member in 2002. Other films include 2004's The Fighting Temptations and 2006's The Pink Panther. Her starring turn in the film adaptation of the hit 1981 Broadway musical Dream girls opens in December.


Solange Knowles was born in Houston,Texas on  June 24, 1986. She is an actress, singer, songwriter, producer, model, and sister of Beyoncé Knowles.


James Anthony Loney was born in Houston, Texas on May 7, 1984. He is a first baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers.


Mark Christopher Lowe was born in Houston, Texas on June 7, 1983. He is a pitcher for the Seattle Mariners.


Barbara Mandrell was born in Houston, Texas on December 25, 1948. She is a Country Music Singer. She is best known for Country-Pop crossover hits of the 1970s and 80s. She was given the nickname The Princess of Steel, for her ability at the steel guitar.


David Andrew McCarty was born in Houston, Texas on November 23, 1969. He was a first baseman and outfielder he Minnesota Twins (1993-95), San Francisco Giants (1995-96), Seattle Mariners (1998), Kansas City Royals (2000-02), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2002), Oakland Athletics (2003) and Boston Red Sox (2003-05).


Ann Miller was born in Houston, Texas on April 12, 1923. She was the star of forty motion pictures and Broadway shows, national tours and innumerable television appearances.


Seth Marvin (Moe) Morehead was born in Houston, Texas on August 15, 1934, and died on January 17, 2006. He was a left-handed specialist reliever for the Philadelphia Phillies (1957-59), Chicago Cubs (1959-60) and the Milwaukee Braves (1961).


Johnny Nash was born in Houston, Texas on August 19, 1940. He is a pop singer best known for his hit I Can See Clearly Now


Joseph Michael Nathan was born in Houston, Texas on November 22, 1974. He is a relief pitcher for the Minnesota Twins.


Robert Michael Nesmith was born in Houston, Texas on December 30, 1942. He is a musician, songwriter, actor, producer, novelist, businessman, and philanthropist. From 1965 to early 1970, Nesmith was a member of the pop rock band The Monkees, created for the television situation comedy of the same name. Also credit with inventing the “Music Video”.  His mother invented white out used for correcting typed documents


Lance Michael Nix was born in Houston, Texas on October 30, 1980 in Houston, Texas. He is an outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers. He attended high school in Midland.


Roger Allen Pavlik was born in Houston, Texas on October 4, 1967. He was a pitcher w for the Texas Rangers (1992-1998).


William Everett Preston was born in Houston, Texas on September 2, 1946, and died on June 6, 2006. He was a soul musician. He had a successful Grammy-winning career as a solo artist, and also collaborated with some of the greatest names in the music industry, including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Little Richard, Ray Charles, George Harrison, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Sam Cooke, Sammy Davis Jr., Sly Stone, Aretha Franklin, the Jackson 5, Quincy Jones, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. He played the electric piano on the Get Back Sessions in 1969 and is one of several people sometimes credited as the "Fifth Beatle". He is, in fact, the only non-Beatle to receive label performance credit on any Beatles record.


Dennis Quaid was born in Houston, Texas on April 9, 1954. He is an actor, but Quaid is also a musician, and plays with his band, the Sharks. Cousin of Gene Autry. Movies include: The Alamo, The Day After Tomorrow, The Rookie, Undercover Blues,


Randy Quaid was born in Houston, Texas on October 1, 1950. He has been in over a hundred movies, which include: The Paper, Christmas Vacation, Bye Bye Love, Independence Day. Best known for portraying Lyndon B. Johnson in LBJ: The Early Years and Colonel Tom Parker in the TV movie Elves.


Phylicia Rashad was born in Houston, Texas on June 19, 1948. Rashad is an actress and made her television debut in 1978’s The Wiz. She is best known for her role in The Cosby Show as Claire Huxtable. She stayed with the sitcom for its eight-year run from 1984 to 1992. She has been in several TV shows and numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway shows.


Gordon Craig Reynolds was born in Houston, Texas on December 27, 1952. He was a for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, and Houston Astros


Kenny Rogers was born in Houston, Texas on August 31, 1938. He began his music career in Houston, in the rock genre, and had hits such as “Just Dropped In”. And about the mid-70s he began having a string of hits in country music, which include: "Lucille", "Don't Fall in Love With a Dreamer" Kim Carnes), "Through the Years", "We've Got Tonight" (with Sheena Easton) and his two #1 hit sellers "Islands in the Stream" (with Dolly Parton) and "Lady". In 1980, he stared in the TV-movie The Gambler, based on his song. This led to four equally popular sequels. Kenny produced the 1999 album "She Rides Wild Horses", which peaked at #6 on the country charts, his highest in 15 years, and included the #1 single "Buy Me a Rose". 


Thomas Schlamme was born in Houston, Texas on May 22, 1950. He is a director. He has directed such movies as Miss Firecracker and So I Married an Axe Murderer. Produced shows such as Tracey Takes On, and has directed shows such as Ally McBeal, Friends and ER (for which he was nominated for an Emmy). Schlamme also directed the pilot episode of Spin City.


Anna Nichole Smith was born Vickie Lynn Marshall in Houston, Texas on November 28, 1967 and died on February 8, 2007. She was a model, actress and celebrity. Spent her high school years in Mexia, Texas.


Jaclyn Smith - Jaclyn Smith was born in Houston, Texas on October 26, 1945, and graduated from high school there in 1964. She is best known for her role in Charlie’s Angel’s. She was the only Angel that didn’t leave the show. She has also starred in TV films like Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, and the miniseries The Bourne Identity, Rage of Angels and Windmills of the Gods. She also has her own clothing line at K-Mart.


Kyle Ehren Snyder was born in Houston, Texas on September 9, 1977. He is a relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. He was also with the Kansas City Royals (2003, 2005).


Brent Spiner was born in Houston, Texas on February 2, 1949. He is best known as the android Data on the television series "Star Trek: The Next Generation." He went to school with Randy Quaid, Dennis Quaid, and Thomas Schlamme. He has been in several TV Shows and Movies: "Robert Kennedy & His Times", Crime of Innocence, Manhunt for Claude Dallas, Family Sins, Miss Firecracker, Crazy from the Heart, Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long, and has appeared in recent films, such as Independence Day, and Dude, Where's My Car? and The Master of Disguise.


William Michael (Mike) Stanton was born in Houston, Texas on June 2, 1967. He is a relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds.


Patrick Swayze was born in Houston on August 18, 1952. Before acting he focused his talents on dancing. The son of dancer/choreographer Patsy Swayze, he was a professional dancer and trained with two prestigious dance troupes, the Harkness Ballet and Joffrey Ballet, and was the principal dancer in the Eliot Feld company. Swayze has been in The Outsiders, Dirty Dancing, Ghost, Road House, Next of Kin and numerous other movies. When not acting, Swayze spends time on his Texas horse ranch with his wife, Lisa Niemi, who is also a dancer.


John Goodwin Tower was born in Houston, Texas on September 29, 1925 and died on April 5, 1991. He was the first Republican United States senator from Texas since Reconstruction. He served from 1961 until his retirement in January 1985, after which time he was the chairman of the Reagan-appointed
Tower Commission that investigated the Iran-Contra Affair.

Richard Alan Trlicek was born in Houston, Texas on April 26, 1969. He was a pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays (1992), Los Angeles Dodgers (1993), Boston Red Sox (1994, 1997), and New York Mets (1996, 1997).


Jaci Velasquez was born in Houston, Texas on October 15, 1979. She is a Christian and pop singer.


Isaiah Washington was born in Houston, Texas on born August 3, 1963. He is an actor. Raised in Missouri City.


Robert Kip Wells was born in Houston, Texas on April 21, 1977. He is a starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals.


Kimberly Burrell Wiley was born in Houston, Texas on. She is a gospel singer. She is one of the most influential voices in the genre.


Gregory Scott "Woody" Williams was born in Houston, Texas on August 19, 1966.  He is a pitcher for the Houston Astros. He has also played for the Toronto Blue Jays, San Diego Padres, and St. Louis Cardinals. He attended Cy-Fair High School and University of Houston.


Jo Beth Williams was born in Houston, Texas on December 6, 1948. She is a television and film actress as well as a director.


Anthony Wayne Young was born in Houston, Texas on January 19, 1966. He was a pitcher for the New York Mets, Chicago Cubs, and Houston Astros.


Christopher Brandon Young was born in Houston, Texas on September 5, 1983. He is a center fielder for the Arizona Diamondbacks.


Vince Young was born in Houston, Texas on May 18, 1983. He was the quarterback for the 2006 BCS National Champion University of Texas (its first national football title since 1970.) He is the first and only player in NCAA I-A history to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season. He is currently the quarter back for the Tennessee Titans.


Joel Randolph Youngblood III was born in Houston, Texas on August 28, 1951. He played for the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets, Montreal Expos, and San Francisco Giants. He could play many different positions.


ZZ Top is a blues rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The group members are Dusty Hill, Billy Gibbons, and Frank Beard. Their songs include: LaGrange, Waitin for the bus/Jesus Just Left Chicago, Sharp Dressed Man, and numerous others.


Eric Wade Heitmann was born in Katy, Texas on February 24, 1980. He is a center for the San Francisco 49ers.


Renee Zellweger was born in Katy, Texas on April 25, 1969. She is an Academy Award-winning film actress. She attended UT.


Aaron Glenn was born in Humble, Texas on July 16, 1972. He is an NFL cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys. He was first drafted by the New York Jets and stayed there for eight seasons. He was acquired by the Houston Texans through the expansion draft in 2002, and stayed there for three seasons, before finally signing to the Cowboys


Lyle Lovett was born in Klein, Harris County, Texas on November 1, 1957. He is a singer-songwriter. Attended Texas A&M.


Billy Ray Brown was born in Missouri City, Texas on born April 5, 1963. He was a professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1980s and 1990s, and is a current sportscaster for ESPN on ABC. He won the 1982 NCAA Division I Championship as a freshman at the University of Houston. He was also a member of the 1984 and 1985 national championship teams, and was an All-American all four years

Humble

Howard Hughes, Jr. born in Humble, Texas on December 24, 1905, and died on April 5, 1976.  He was a pioneer in American aviator, engineer, industrialist, and film producer. Hughes was one of the wealthiest people in the world. He is most famous for setting multiple world air-speed records, building the Hughes H-1 Racer and H-4 Hercules airplanes, producing the movies Hell's Angels and The Outlaw, owning and expanding TWA, and for his increasingly eccentric behavior later in life

Aaron Glenn was born in Humble, Texas on July 16, 1972. He is an NFL cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys. He was first drafted by the New York Jets and stayed there for eight seasons. He was acquired by the Houston Texans through the expansion draft in 2002, and stayed there for three seasons, before finally signing to the Cowboys.

Huntsville

Steve Forrest was born William Forrest Andrews in Huntsville, Texas on September 29, 1924. He is an actor. His movies include Prisoner of War, The Longest Day, North Dallas Forty, and Mommie Dearest. And TV roles  included The Baron, S.W.A.T., Hollywood Wives and Dallas.

Charles Voyde Harrelson was born in Huntsville, Texas on July 23, 1938 and died on March 15 2007. He was a freelance hitman connected with organized crime and a member of the Red Squad, who was convicted of assassinating a federal judge. He was the father of actor Woody Harrelson.

Indian Creek

Katherine Ann Porter was born as Carrie Russell Porter in Indian Creek, Texas on May 15, 1890, and died on September 18, 1980. She is a nationally acclaimed author. She wrote short stories and novels.

Irving

Kerry Lee Wood was born in Irving, Texas on June 16, 1977. He is a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs.

Italy

Keith Davis was born in Italy, Texas on December 30, 1978. He is currently plays the position of Safety for the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL.

Jacksonville

Raymond Adelphia Benge was born in Jacksonville, Texas on April 22, 1902, and died on June 27, 1997. He was a Pitcher for the Cleveland Indians (1925-26), Philadelphia Phillies (1928-32 and 1936), Brooklyn Dodgers (1933-35), Boston Bees (1936) and Cincinnati Reds (1938).

Bruce Channel was born as Bruce McMeans in Jacksonville, Texas on November 28, 1940. He was a one-hit wonder known for his 1962 number one hit, "Hey! Baby".


Neal McCoy was born Hubert Neal McGaughey in Jacksonville, Texas on July 30, 1958.  He is a country singer. He currently lives in Longview, Texas.


Lee Ann Womack was born in Jacksonville, Texas on August 19, 1966. She is a country singer and songwriter. Her songs include: I Hope You Dance, Never Again, Again, The Fool, A Little Past Little Rock, You've Got to Talk to Me, and (Now You See Me) Now You Don't.

Jack County

Ellis Edward Amburn was born in Jack County, Texas on August 2, 1933. He is a book editor and biographer.

Jasper

Roy Maxwell Alvis was born in Jasper, Texas on February 2, 1938. He is a former third baseman who played with the Cleveland Indians (1962-69) and Milwaukee Brewers (1970).

Justiceburg

Norman Dalton Cash was born in Justiceburg, Texas on November 10, 1934, and died on October 12, 1986. He was a first baseman for the Detroit Tigers. His 377 career home runs were the fourth most by a left-handed hitter when he retired, behind Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Lou Gehrig.

Karnack

Lady Bird Johnson born Claudia Alta Taylor was born in Karnack, Texas on December 22, 1912. She is the widow of former President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson, and was First Lady of the United States from 1963-1969. From infancy she has been known as Lady Bird.

Katy

Eric Wade Heitmann was born in Katy, Texas on February 24, 1980. He is a center for the San Francisco 49ers.

Renee Zellweger was born in Katy, Texas on April 25, 1969. She is an Academy Award-winning film actress. She attended UT.

Kenedy

James Franklin Busby was born in Kenedy, Texas on January 8, 1927 and died on July 8, 1996. He was a center fielder for the Chicago White Sox (1950-52, 1955), Washington Senators (1952-55), Cleveland Indians (1956-57), Baltimore Orioles (1957-58, 1960-61), Boston Red Sox (1959-60) and Houston Colt .45's (1962).

Kerrville

Thomas Haden Church was born in Kerrville, Texas on June 17, 1960. He is an Academy Award-nominated American film and television actor. He has been seen in the TV Show Wings, Lone Star State of Mind, George of the Jungle and Spiderman 3.

Killeen

Oveta Culp Hobby was born in Killeen, Texas on January 19, 1905 and died August 16, 1995. She was the first secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, first commanding officer of the Women's Army Corps, and chairman of the board of the Houston Post.

Kingston

  Audie Murphy was born in Kingston, Texas on June 20, 1924 and died on May 28, 1971. He is a US Soldier and Actor. The most decorated soldier of World War II, he won the Congressional Medal of Honor during the fighting in the Colmar Pocket, Germany. He has starred in films which include: Bad Boy, the film version of his autobiography To Hell and Back, The Red Badge of Courage, Night Passage, and The Unforgiven. He died in a plane crash in 1971 and was buried with full military honors in Arlington Cemetery.

Klein

Lyle Lovett was born in Klein, Harris County, Texas on November 1, 1957. He is a singer-songwriter. Attended Texas A&M.

Knox City

Kaye Adams was born in Knox City, Texas on April 9, 1941. She is a country singer. Her songs include: Six Days A Waiting, Anymore, Trapped, Roll Out The Red Carpet, Honky Tonk Heartache, and She Didn't Color Daddy. She spent her teenage years in Vernon, Texas.

Kosse

Bob Wills was born in Kosse, Texas near March 6, 1905 and died on May 13, 1975. He was a country musician, songwriter, and big band leader.

Kyle

Jack Dalton Creel was born in Kyle, Texas on April 23, 1916 and died on August 13, 2002. He was a former pitcher who for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1945.

Lake Dallas

Dusty Dvoracek was born in Lake Dallas, Texas on March 3, 1981. He is a defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears of the NFL.

Lake Jackson

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was born in Lake Jackson, Texas on April 16, 1971 and died on  March 31, 1995), best known as Selena, she was a Mexican American singer who has been called "the queen of Tejano music". Born in Lake Jackson. Murdered at the age of 23 in Corpus Christi.

LaMarque

Dennis Bryan Cook was born in LaMarque, Texas on October 4, 1962. He is a former relief pitcher for the San Francisco Giants (1988-1989), Philadelphia Phillies (1989-1990, 2001), Los Angeles Dodgers (1990-1991), Cleveland Indians (1992-1993, 1995), Chicago White Sox (1994), Texas Rangers (1995-1996), Florida Marlins (1997), New York Mets (1998-2001), and Anaheim Angels (2002).

Kay Bailey Hutchinson was born in LaMarque, Texas on July 22, 1943. She is the first woman to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate, first Republican since1875 to hold the senate seat previously occupied by Lloyd Bentsen, and first U.S. senator from Texas to come under criminal indictment (she was acquitted in 1994). She graduated from the University of Texas and UT Law School (1967). In college, she was a member of the cheerleading squad.

Lamesa

Barry Corbin was born in Lamesa, Texas on October 16, 1940. He is an actor with over 100 credits in film and television, including the role of Coach “Whitey” Durham in the CW hit One Tree Hill.

Lampasas

Bob Montgomery was born in Lampasas, Texas on May 12, 1937. He is a singer, songwriter, and music producer/publisher. He was a songwriting partner and best friend of Buddy Holly, performing together as the duo "Buddy and Bob" while teenagers in high school.

Lancaster

Eugene (Gene) Moore, Sr. was born in Lancaster, Texas on November 9, 1885, and died on August 31, 1938. He was a left handed pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1909-1910) and Cincinnati Reds (1912). He is the father of right fielder Eugene Moore, Jr.

Eugene (Gene) Moore, Jr. was born in Lancaster, Texas on August 26, 1909, and died on March 12, 1978. He was a right fielder for the Cincinnati Reds (1931), St. Louis Cardinals (1933-1935), Boston Bees (1936-1938, 1940), Brooklyn Dodgers (1939-1940), Boston Braves (1941), Washington Senators (1942-1943) and St. Louis Browns (1944-1945). He is the son of pitcher Eugene Moore, Sr.

Laredo

Alfredo Benavides was born in Laredo, Texas on April 7, 1966. He was an infielder for

Cincinnati Reds (1991-1992), Colorado Rockies (1993), and Montreal Expos (1994).  He  was a member of the inaugural Colorado Rockies team.

LaRue

Carl Nettles Reynolds was born in La Rue, Texas on February 1, 1903, and died on May 29, 1978. He was an outfielder in for the Chicago White Sox (1927-31), Washington Senators (1932, 1936), St. Louis Browns (1933), Boston Red Sox (1934-35) and Chicago Cubs (1937-39).

Leona

Albert Collins was born in Leona, Texas on October 1, 1932, and died on November 24, 1993. He was a blues guitarist, singer and musician.

Linden

Donald Alvin Buford was born in Linden, Texas February 2, 1937. He is a former infielder/outfielder for the Chicago White Sox (1963-1967) and Baltimore Orioles (1968-1972.)

Littlefield

Waylon Jennings was born in Littlefield, Texas on June 15, 1937 and died Feb 13, 2002. Country-rock singer and songwriter. He was originally a disc jockey, played with Buddy Holly in the 1950s and as a sole performer in the 1960s. In the 1970s he and Willie Nelson released Wanted! The Outlaws!, and it was the first country album to sell a million copies. Waylon had success throughout the 1980s and 1990s, sometimes teamed with Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson. He was also in movies which include Nashville Rebel and MacKintosh and TJ, and he narrated the television series The Dukes of Hazzard. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.

Lisa Whelchel was born in Littlefield, Texas on May 29, 1963. She is an actress best known for her role in The Facts of Life as Blair Warner. She spent most her childhood in Fort Worth.

Live Oak

J. Frank Dobie was born in Live Oak, Texas on September 26, 1888 and died on September 18, 1964. He was a folklorist, writer, and newspaper columnist best known for many books depicting the richness and traditions of life in rural Texas during the days of the open range. He was published in the Southwest Review in 1919, when it was the Texas Review, and continued the association throughout his life. He was also instrumental in the saving of the Texas Longhorn breed of cattle from extinction.

Livingston

Margo Jones was born Margaret Virginia Jones on December 12, 1911 in Livingston, Texas and died on July 26, 1955. She was an influential stage director.

Longview

Leondaus "Lee" Lacy was born in Longview, Texas on April 10, 1948. He was a utility player for Los Angeles Dodgers (1972-1975, 1976-1978), Atlanta Braves (1976), Pittsburgh Pirates (1979-1984), Baltimore Orioles (1985-1987).

Samuel Filmore (Sam) West was born in Longview, Texas on October 5, 1904, and died on November 23, 1985 in Lubbock, Texas. He was a center fielder for the Washington Senators (1927-1932, 1938-1941), St. Louis Browns (1933-1938) and Chicago White Sox.


Forest Whitaker was born in Longview, Texas on July 15, 1961. He is an actor, producer, and director. He became the fourth African American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor. He has been seen in The Last King of Scotland and a few episodes of ER.

Lufkin

Bryan Gilmore was born in Lufkin, Texas on January 21, 1978. He is a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers.

Damieon Dante Hall was born in Lufkin, Texas on September 20, 1978. He is a kick/punt returner and wide receiver for the St. Louis Rams. He was a fifth round draft pick out of Texas A&M University.


James Edward "Pete" Runnels was born in Lufkin, Texas on January 28, 1928, and died on May 20, 1991. He was an infielder for the Washington Senators (1951-57), Boston Red Sox (1958-62) and Houston Colt .45s (1963-64).

Luling

Michael Dorn was born in Luling, Texas on December 9, 1952. He is an actor known for his role as the Klingon Worf in multiple Star Trek shows and movies.

Lubbock

Jill Goodacre Connick was born in Lubbock, Texas on March 29, 1965.  She is a fashion model who appeared in the 1990s Victoria's Secret catalogs. She married Harry Connick, Jr., in 1994.

Mac Davis was born Scott Davis in Lubbock, Texas on January 21, 1942. He is a country music singer and songwriter, who has enjoyed much pop music crossover success. He became one of the most successful country singers of the 1970s and 80s and also was an actor.


Butch Hancock was born in Lubbock, Texas on July 12, 1945. He is a country/folk music recording artist and song writer. He is a member of The Flatlanders along with Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore.


Buddy Holly was born Charles Hardin Holley in Lubbock, Texas on September 7, 1936, and died in a plane crash on February 3, 1959). Buddy Holly is considered one of the most influential founding fathers of rock 'n roll. In 2004, he was ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine at #13 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. His music would influence not only many of his recording contemporaries, but also the future direction of popular music, including The Beatles.


Delbert McClinton was born in Lubbock, Texas on November 4, 1940. He is a blues and country musician.


Gregory Brian Minton was born in Lubbock, Texas on July 29, 1951. He was a 0right-handed pitcher for the California Angels and San Francisco Giants.


Ryan Miller was born in Lubbock, Texas on November 21, 1972. He is the lead singer of the band Guster.He was raised in Richardson, Texas.

Gregory Brian Minton was born in Lubbock, Texas on July 29, 1951. He was a 0right-handed pitcher for the California Angels and San Francisco Giants.


Donnie Ray Moore was born in Lubbock, Texas on February 13, 1954, and died on July 18, 1989. He was a relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs (1975, 1977-79), St. Louis Cardinals (1980), Milwaukee Brewers (1981), Atlanta Braves (1982-84) and California Angels (1985-88

Marshall

George Foreman born was born in Marshall, Texas on January 10, 1949. He is a two-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. He is also a successful businessman and an ordained Christian minister who has his own church.

Mason

Frederick Benjamin Gipson was born near Mason, Texas on February 7, 1908, and died on August 14, 1973. He was an author. He is best known for creating the fictional dog Old Yeller, featured in a book and 1957 Disney movie.

McAllen

Catherine Harwicke was born in McAllen, Texas on October 21, 1955. She is a production designer and film director. She is best known for directing the films Thirteen and The Nativity Story.

Mesquite

Raymond Lee (Ray) Cunningham was born in Mesquite, Texas on January 17, 1905, and died on July 30, 2005. He was a third baseman in for the St. Louis Cardinals (1931-1932).

Mineola

Ima Hogg was born in Mineola, Texas, on July 10, 1882. She was a known philanthropist and patron of the Arts, and was one of most respected women of the twentieth century. 

Midland

Kathy Baker was born in Midland, Texas on June 8, 1950. She is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning American character actress.

Jeb Bush was born in Midland, Texas on February 11, 1953. He is a Republican, was the 43rd Governor of Florida, in the United States, as well as the first Republican to be re-elected to that office. He is the younger brother of President George W. Bush and the second son of President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush. Bush attended the University of Texas at Austin, and received a Bachelor's degree in Latin American Studies in 1973.


Laura Bush was born in Midland, Texas on November 4, 1946. She is the wife of U.S. President George W. Bush and is thereby the First Lady of the United States.


Woody Harrelson was born in Midland, Texas on July 23, 1961. His first job was as an understudy in "Biloxi Blues" on Broadway, followed by a role in his first feature film, Wildcats (1986), starring Goldie Hawn. Additional theater credits include the Off-Broadway production of "The Boys Next Door". "Cheers" (1982) marked his television debut, for which he was honored with the 1989-90 Emmy Award for best supporting actor in a comedy series. His movies include: EdTV, Cowboy Way, Natural Born Killers, and The Thin Red Line.


Michael August (Mike) Timlin was born in Midland, Texas on March 10, 1966.  He is a relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox.

Mission

Lloyd Bentsen was born in Mission, Texas on February 11, 1921 and died on May 23, 2006. He served a Senator for four terms United States senator (1971 until 1993) from Texas.

Tom Landry was born in Mission, Texas on September 11, 1924 and died on February 20, 2000. He was a defensive back with the New York Giants and later became head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, where he stayed from 1960-1988. During his 29 seasons, the Cowboys won 18 division championships and appeared in five Super Bowls, winning two.

Missouri City

Billy Ray Brown was born in Missouri City, Texas on born April 5, 1963. He was a professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1980s and 1990s, and is a current sportscaster for ESPN on ABC. He won the 1982 NCAA Division I Championship as a freshman at the University of Houston. He was also a member of the 1984 and 1985 national championship teams, and was an All-American all four years.

Mount Vernon

Joseph Don "Dandy Don" Meredith was born in Mount Vernon, Texas April 10, 1938. He was a quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, football commentator, and entertainer.

Monahans

Guy Clark was born in Monahans, Texas on November 6, 1941. He is a country songwriter and performer. He is married to songwriter and artist Susanna Clark.

Kathy Whitworth was born in Monahans, Texas on September 27, 1939. She is a professional golfer. She has won 88 LPGA Tour tournaments, more than anyone else has won on either the LPGA Tour or the PGA Tour. In 1981 she became the first woman to reach career earnings of $1 million on the LPGA Tour.

Muleshoe

Lee Horsley was born in Muleshoe, Texas on May 15, 1955. He is an actor. His TV shows include Nero Wolfe, Matt Houston, and Guns of Paradise.

Nacogdoches

Darrell G. Brandon was born in Nacogdoches, Texas on July 8, 1940.  He was a pitcher, and played for the Boston Red Sox (1966-1968), Seattle Pilots (1969), Minnesota Twins (1969) and Philadelphia Phillies (1971-1973).

Naples

Randolph Edward Moore was born in Naples, Texas on June 21, 1906, and died on June 12, 1992. He was an Outfielder for the Chicago White Sox (1927-28), Boston Braves (1930-35), Brooklyn Dodgers (1936-37) and St. Louis Cardinals (1937).

Orange

David Bruce Aven was born in Orange, Texas on March 4, 1972. He is a former outfielder, who played for the Cleveland Indians (1997, 2002), Florida Marlins (1999), Pittsburgh Pirates (2000), and Los Angeles Dodgers (2000-2001).

Marcia Ball was born in Orange, Texas on March 20, 1949. She is a blues singer and pianist.


John Hollis Patterson was born in Orange, Texas on January 30, 1978. He is a starting pitcher currently with the Washington Nationals.


Oail Andrew "Bum" Phillips was born in Nederland or Orange, Texas on September 29, 1923. He was an assistant coach at Texas A&M University (under Paul "Bear" Bryant), the University of Houston (for Bill Yeoman), Southern Methodist University (for Hayden Fry), the University of Texas at El Paso, and Oklahoma State University. He was a defensive assistant coach for the San Diego Chargers, and later was taken by the head coach of the Chargers—Gillman, when he became head coach of the Houston Oilers, and he was his defensive coordinator. He eventually back the Oilers head coach in 1975. From 1981 through 1985, he was the head coach of the New Orleans Saints.


Wade Phillips, the son of Bum Phillips was born in Orange, Texas on June 21, 1947. He is now the current head coach for the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys. He is also a former head coach of the New Orleans Saints, the Denver Broncos, the Buffalo Bills, where he was 29-21, and the Atlanta Falcons. He served has defensive coordinator of the San Diego Chargers for the last three seasons.

Ovilla

Boxcar Willie was born Lecil Travis Martin near Ovilla, Texas on September 1, 1931 and died on April 12, 1999. He was a "hobo music" singer.

Panola County

Tex Ritter born Woodard Maurice Ritter in Panola County Texas on January 12, 1905, and died in Nashville, Tennessee on January 2, 1974. He became one of the best-known singing cowboys in western movies. Tex's youngest son, John Ritter, became a popular TV star in the '70s and '80s.

Pasadena

Christopher Keith Sampson was born in Pasadena, Texas on May 23, 1978. He is a pitcher for the Houston Astros.

Pearsall

Arthur Eugene (Gene) Bailey was born in Pearsall, Texas on November 25, 1893, and died on November 14, 1973. He was a backup outfielder for the Philadelphia Athletics (1917), Boston Braves (1919-1920), Boston Red Sox (1920) and Brooklyn Dodgers (1923-1924).

Peaster

Robert E. Howard was born in Peaster, Texas on January 22, 1906 and died on June 11, 1936. He was a writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. He is best known for creating Conan the Barbarian.

Perryville

Ray Price was born in Perryville, Texas on January 12, 1926. He is a country and western singer/songwriter/guitarist. Some of his more famous songs include Release Me, Crazy Arms, Heartaches By the Number, City Lights, My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You, For The Good Times, I Won't Mention It Again, The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me, and Danny Boy. He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996.

Plainview

Jimmy Dean was born in Plainview, Texas on August 10, 1928. He is a country music singer, actor, and businessman. Mostly known as being the founder of his food company.

Plano

Lance Armstrong was born Lance Edward Gunderson in Plano, Texas on September 18, 1971. He is a retired professional road racing cyclist. He won the Tour de France seven consecutive times, from 1999 to 2005.

Quindon Tarver was born in Plano, Texas on August 4, 1982. He is a singer. He is best known for his cover of Prince’s, When Doves Cry, for the film Romeo and Juliet in 1997.


Jordan Arthur Tata was born in Plano, Texas on September 20, 1981. He is a relief pitcher for the Detroit Tigers.

Port Arthur

Francis Xavier Hernandez was born in Port Arthur on August 16, 1965. He was a pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays (1989), Houston Astros (1990-1993, 1996), New York Yankees (1994), Cincinnati Reds (1995-1996), Texas Rangers (1997-1998).

James William Johnson was born in Port Arthur, Texas on born August 14, 1943) is a football coach and broadcaster. He was the first football coach whose teams won both a NCAA Division 1A National Championship and a Super Bowl.

Janis Joplin was born in Port Arthur, Texas on January 19, 1943. She is a rock legend and was known for her powerful, blues-inspired vocals. After a long struggle with drugs, Janis Joplin died from a heroin overdose on October 4, 1970. Her album, Pearl, was released the next year and featured songs like “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Mercedes Benz.”.

Mary Kay Place was born in Port Arthur, Texas on September 23, 1947. She is an actress and singer. Her movies include: HouseSitter, Ghostbusters II, Sophie's Choice, Private Benjamin, The Big Chill, Captain Ron, The Rainmaker, Being John Malkovich, Girl, Interrupted, and Sweet Home Alabama.

Babe Didrikson Zaharias was born Mildred Ella Didrikson Zaharias in Port Arthur, Texas on June 26, 1911. She is considered to be perhaps the greatest all-around female athlete of all time. She achieved outstanding success in golf, basketball and track and field.

Poteet

  George Strait was born in Poteet, Texas on May 18, 1952. George Strait is one of country music’s most popular contemporary singers his albums include Strait From the Heart, Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind, Something Special, Ocean Front Property, and Beyond the Blue Neon, all of which reached #1 on the charts and were certified platinum or multi-platinum. In 1992, George Strait starred in the movie Pure Country, and recorded several songs for the soundtrack, which included—“ I Cross My Heart,” “Heartland,” "Where the Sidewalk Ends, “ and "The King of Broken Hearts."  Other noteworthy albums, include Blue Clear Sky, Carrying Your Love With Me, and One Step At a Time.

Princeton

Dave Williams was born in Princeton, Texas on February 29, 1972 and died on August 14, 2002. He was the singer for the band Drowning Pool.

Quitman

Sissy Spacek was born Mary Elizabeth Spacek in Quitman, Texas on December 25, 1949 in Quitman, Texas. She has been in movies which include: Carrie, Three Women, Heart Beat, and Coal Miner’s Daughter. Actor Rip Torn is her first cousin.

Refugio

  Nolan Ryan was born in Refugio, Texas on January 31, 1947 He is baseball's all-time leader in strikeouts with over 5000, he won over 300 games and pitched a record seven no-hitters in his record 28 major league seasons (1966–93) with the New York Mets, California Angels, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers.

Richmond

Patrick Paul Zachry was born in Richmond, Texas on April 24, 1952. He was a pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies.

Rio Hondo
 

Roberto Garza was born in Rio Hondo on March 26, 1979. He is a guard for the Chicago Bears of the NFL. He was originally selected by the Atlanta Falcons with the fourth pick of the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft out of Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Roanoke

John Byron Nelson, Jr. was born in Roanoke, Texas on February 4, 1912 and died on September 26, 2006. He was a PGA Tour golfer between 1935 and 1946. He won many tournaments, but he is mostly remembered for having won 11 consecutive tournaments and 18 total tournaments in 1945. He was only 34 when he retired to be a rancher, later he become a commentator and was the first golfer to have a PGA Tour Event named after him—The EDS Byron Nelson Championship.

Robstown

Michael Vela González was born in Robstown, Texas on May 23, 1978. He is a relief pitcher for the Atlanta Braves. He has also player for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Michael Brooks Kieschnick was born in Robstown, Texas on June 6, 1972. He is a relief pitcher, outfielder, and pinch hitter for the Milwaukee Brewers. He has also played for the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, and Colorado Rockies.

Rogers

Alvin Ailey was born in Rogers, Texas on January 5, 1931 and died in New York December 1, 1989, of blood dyscrasia. He was a dancer and choreographer.

Rosebud

LaDaimian Tomlinson was born in Rosebud, Texas on June 23, 1979. He is a Running Back for the San Diego Chargers. He attended Texas Christian University.

Rowena

Bonnie Parker was born in Rowena, Texas in 1911, and died in 1934. She and Clyde Barrows’s gang were bank robbers and responsible for numerous murders. They continued to rob and murder until they were betrayed by a friend and shot dead at a police road-block in Louisiana.

Rusk

James Stephen "Jim" Hogg was born near Rusk, Texas on March 24, 1851 and died on March 3, 1906. He was a Texas lawyer and statesman, and the first native to become Governor of Texas.

Donald Chris James was born in Rusk, Texas on October 4, 1962. He was a first baseman, third baseman, outfielder and designated hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants and Houston Astros, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals and Boston Red Sox.

Sabinal

Johnny Rodriguez was born in Sabinal, Texas on December 10, 1951. He is a country music star.

Sabine Pass

Jiles Perry (J.P.) Richardson, Jr.  was born in Sabine Pass, Texas on October 24, 1930, and died in a plane crash alongside Buddy Holly and Richie Valens on February 3, 1959. He was called JP by friends but commonly known as The Big Bopper. He is best known for his hit song Chantilly Lace.

Salado

James Edward "Pa" Ferguson was born near Salado, Texas on August 31, 1871 and died on September 21, 1944. In 1914, Ferguson was elected Governor of Texas running as an anti-prohibitionist Democrat. He served in this position from January 19, 1915 to August 25, 1917. After being re-elected in 1916, Ferguson vetoed the appropriations for the University of Texas due to its refusal to remove members of their faculty which he found to be objectionable. This move spurred the drive to impeach Ferguson. Ferguson was indicted on nine charges in July 1917.

San Angelo

Paula DeAnda was born in San Angelo, Texas on November 3, 1989. She is a pop singer. She currently resides in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Los Lonely Boys are a Grammy-winning musical group from San Angelo, Texas. Band members are Henry Garza, Jojo Garza, and Ringo Garza.


Gregory Alan Maddux was born in San Angelo, Texas on April 14, 1966, He is a pitcher for the San Diego Padres. He is one of only nine pitchers in Major League history to achieve 300 career wins and 3000 strikeouts.

San Antonio

Kevin Alejandro was born in San Antonio, Texas on April 7, 1976.  He is an actor, and has appeared in such shows as Ugly Betty, Sleeper Cell, Drive, and The Young and the Restless.

Mathew Daniel Batts was born in San Antonio, Texas on October 16, 1921.  He is a former catcher. He played for the Boston Red Sox (1947-1951), St. Louis Browns (1951), Detroit Tigers (1952-1954), Chicago White Sox (1954) and Cincinnati Redlegs (1955-1956).


Wilbur Gary Bell was born in San Antonio, Texas on November 17, 1936. He is a former relief and starting pitcher for the Cleveland Indians (1958-1967), Boston Red Sox (1967-1968), the Seattle Pilots (who later became the Brewers) (1969), and the Chicago White Sox (1969).


Carol Burnett was born in San Antonio, Texas on April 26, 1933. She was a comedian, actress, singer, dancer, and TV, movie, and musical theatre star. She was a regular on the CBS variety show The Gary Moore Show, and also had her own show The Carol Burnett Show. Burnett's feature films include Pete 'n
Tillie, Annie, and the TV movie Friendly Fire.


Joan Crawford was born Lucille Fay LeSeur in San Antonio, Texas, on March 23, 1906. She is an actress, and possibly best known for the book her adopted daughter wrote “Mommie Dearest.”


Christopher Cross was born Christopher Geppert in San Antonio on May 3, 1951. He is an Oscar, Golden Globe and five-time Grammy winning, American singer-songwriter


Scott Allen Dunn was born in San Antonio on May 23, 1978. He is a pitcher for the Oakland Athletics.


Ferris Roy Fain was born in San Antonio, Texas on May 29, 1921, and died on October 18, 2001). He was a first basemen for the Philadelphia Athletics (1947-1952), Chicago White Sox (1953-1954), and the Detroit Tigers (1955) and Cleveland Indians(1955).


Pat Green was born in San Antonio, Texas on April 5, 1972. He is a country singer/songwriter. He was raised in Waco.


Gerald Wayne Grote was born in San Antonio, Texas on October 6, 1942. He is a former catcher for the Houston Colt .45s, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers and Kansas City Royals between 1963 and 1981.


Holly Hallstrom was born in San Antonio, Texas on August 24, 1952. She was one of "Barker's Beauties" on the game show The Price Is Right, from 1977–1995. She was best known for having mishaps with prizes and various set pieces.


Daniel William Heep was born in San Antonio, Texas on July 3, 1957. He was an outfielder for the Houston Astros (1979-1982), New York Mets (1983-1986), Los Angeles Dodgers (1987-1988), Boston Red Sox (1989-1990), and Atlanta Braves (1991).


Joel Edward Horlen was born in San Antonio, Texas on August 14, 1937. He was a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox (1961-1971) and the Oakland Athletics (1972).


Danny Lynn Jackson was born in San Antonio, Texas on January 5, 1962. He was a pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals and the San Diego Padres.


Flaco Jiménez was born in San Antonio, Texas on March 11, 1939) is a Tejano music legend.


Clifford Johnson, Jr. was born in San Antonio, Texas on July 22, 1947. He was a catcher/designated hitter for the Houston Astros (1972-1977), New York Yankees (1977-1979), Cleveland Indians (1979-1980), Chicago Cubs (1980), Oakland Athletics (1981-82), Toronto Blue Jays (1983-84, 1985-1986) and Texas Rangers (1985).


Logan French Kensing was born in San Antonio, Texas on July 3, 1982. He is a pitcher for the Florida Marlins. He is attended Texas A&M University.


Ryan David Langerhans was born in San Antonio, Texas on February 20, 1980. He is a right-fielder for the Washington Nationals (the former Montreal Expos).


Boone Logan was born in San Antonio, Texas August 13, 1984. He is a left-handed relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox. He grew up in Helotes, Texas.


August "Augie" Meyers was born in San Antonio, Texas on May 31, 1940. He is a musician. He is best known as keyboard-player with the Sir Douglas Quintet and the Texas Tornados.


Oliver Laurence North was born in San Antonio, Texas on October 7, 1943. He is most well known for his involvement in the Iran-Contra Affair. Currently, he is an American conservative political commentator, host of "War Stories with Oliver North" on Fox News Channel.


Jared Padalecki was born in San Antonio on July 19, 1982. He is an actor. He is best known for his roles in the hit CW shows Gilmore Girls and Supernatural and the movies New York Minute, Flight of the Phoenix, and House of Wax.


Chris Pérez was born in San Antonio, Texas on August 14 1970. He is a Grammy-winning guitarist. He was married to Selena.


James Roday was born James Rodríguez in San Antonio on April 4, 1976. He is an actor. He is currently starring in the role of Shawn Spencer in the USA Network television series Psych.


Kyle Rote was born in San Antonio on October 27, 1928 and died on August 15, 2002. He was a football player and sports announcer. He played for eleven nearly years, and nearly that entire time with the New York Giants


Robert Rodriguez was born in San Antonio on June 20, 1968. He is a Mexican-American writer and film director. Rodriguez shoots and produces many of his films in Texas and Mexico.


Douglas Wayne Sahm was born in San Antonio, Texas on November 6, 1941 and died on November 18, 1999. He was a musician. He was a child prodigy in country music, but became a significant figure in blues, rock and other genres.


Charles Wayne Sexton was born in San Antonio, Texas on August 11, 1968. He is a guitarist, singer and songwriter, best known as the guitarist for Bob Dylan's backing band from 1999 to 2002.


Louis Whitley Strieber was born in San Antonio on June 13, 1945. He is a writer best known for his horror novels. Along with co-author Art Bell, he also inspired the movie, The Day After Tomorrow.


Henry Thomas was born in San Antonio, Texas on September 9, 1971. He is an actor, and a musician. He is best known as Elliot in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.


Arthur Carter Whitney was born in San Antonio, Texas on January 2, 1905, and died on September 1, 1987. He was a Third Baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies (1928-33 and 1936-39) and Boston Braves/Boston Bees (1933-36).

San Benito

Freddy Fender was born in San Benito, Texas on June 4, 1937 and died on October 14, 2006. Freddy was a Tejano, country, and rock and roll musician, known for his work as a solo artist and in the groups Los Super Seven and the Texas Tornados.

Kevin Garrett was born in San Benito, Texas on July 29, 1980. He is a player with the Carolina Panthers.

San Marcos

Lynda Day George was born in San Marcos, Texas on December 11, 1944. She was a television actress. She was married to actor Christopher George of the TV Show the Rat Patrol

San Saba

Heywood Lane Edwards was born in San Saba, Texas on November 9, 1905, and died on October 31, 1941. He was an officer in the United States Navy, and was one of the first American casualties of World War II, more than a month before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Tommy Lee Jones was born in San Saba, Texas on September 15, 1946. Academy award winning actor whose movies include Under Siege, The Fugitive,  Natural Born Killers, The Client, and Blown Away, Heaven and Earth, Blue Sky, Cobb, in which he played the brutal, unsympathetic baseball legend Ty Cobb, Batman Forever, Men In Black, Volcano, the animated Small Soldiers, a Fugitive sequel, U.S. Marshals, and Man of the House. Tommy Lee Jones is an eighth generation Texan and owns a 3,000 acre ranch in his birthplace of San Saba.

Saratoga

George Jones was born in Saratoga, Texas on September 12, 1931. He is a country music artist known for his distinctive voice and lyrics that evoke raw emotions. He has had more songs than any other singer on the country charts – 167 as of November, 2005. He has also had the most Top 40 Hits – 143 – and is second to Eddy Arnold with the most Top 10 Hits – 78.

Seagoville

Chill Wills was born in Seagoville, Texas on July 18, 1903, and died on December 15, 1978. He was a movie actor and singer in the Avalon Boys Quartet.

Sealy

Eric Dickerson was born in Sealy, Texas on September 2, 1960. He is a former professional running back for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons.

Seguin

Nanci Griffith was born in Seguin, Texas on July 6, 1953. She is singer, guitarist and songwriter based in Austin, Texas.

Frederick Joseph Patek was born in Seguin, Texas on October 9, 1944. He was played shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals, and California Angels.


Janice Woods Windle was born in Seguin, Texas. She is an author, best known for the novels True Women and Hill Country, which are based on her ancestors. 

Seminole

Larry Gatlin was born in Seminole, Texas on May 2, 1948 in Seminole, Texas. He is a Country Music singer best known for his string of country hits in the 1970s and 80s. In 1979, he teamed up with his brothers to create Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers. Larry Gatlin had his greatest success with his brothers in this band.

Tanya Tucker was born in Seminole, Texas on October 10, 1958. She is a country music singer. She may be best remembered for her song Delta Dawn. She was only 13 at the time of it’s release.

Shiner

Carroll William Sembera was born in Shiner, Texas on July 26, 1941, and died on June 15, 2005. He was a relief pitcher for the Houston Astros (1965-1967) and Montreal Expos (1969-1970).

Snyder

Powers Allen Boothe was born in Snyder, Texas on June 1, 1948. He is a television and film actor. He is known for his Emmy-winning 1980 portrayal of Jim Jones.

Spring

Joshua Patrick (Josh) Beckett was in Spring, Texas on May 15, 1980. He is a starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox.

Stonewall

Lyndon B. Johnson was born near Stonewall, Texas on August 27, 1908 and died on January 22, 1973. He was a US statesman and the 36th president (1963–9).

Sulpher Springs

Kaci Deanne Brown was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas on July 7, 1988. She is a pop/R&B singer.

Terrell

Jamie Foxx was born Eric Marlon Bishop in Terrell, Texas on December 13, 1967. He is an actor, R&B singer, pianist, and comedian. Foxx won the 2004 Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Ray, making him the third African-American in history to win the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Telico

Clyde Barrow was born in Telico, Texas in 1909, and died in 1934. He and Bonnie Parker’s gang were bank robbers and were responsible for numerous murders. They continued to rob and murder until they were betrayed by a friend and shot dead at a police road-block in Louisiana.

Temple

Sammy Baugh was born in Temple, Texas on March 17, 1914. He has been referred to as the first outstanding professional football quarterback. Played for the Washington Red Skins.  He led the NFL in passing six times, punting average four times, and interceptions once. He is the only player to lead the league in an offensive, defensive, and special teams category. Sammy Baugh and Sid Luckman of the Bears are the only two early NFL quarterbacks for which the present-day NFL passer rating can be applied. Baugh starred in several movies, including "King of the Texas Rangers". Baugh is the last living charter member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also the Redskins retired his jersey number, #33.

Brian Floca was born in Temple, Texas. He is an author and illustrator of children's books. He is best known for illustrating children’s author Avi.


Flyleaf is a Christian Alternative Rock band from the Temple/Belton, Texas area. Members are lead vocalist Lacey Nicole Mosley (born September 4, 1981), drummer James Austin Culpepper, Jared Christopher Hartmann (born October 27, 1985) – guitarist, Sameer Samuel Bhattacharya (born August 31, 1984).- guitarist, and Pat Seals – October 25, 1983 – bassists. Songs include: I’m So Sick, Fully Alive, All Around Me.


Steven Fromholz was in Temple, Texas on June 8, 1945. He is an entertainer, known mostly as a singer and songwriter.


Rip Torn was born Elmore Rual Torn in Temple, Texas on February 6, 1931. He is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy award winning television and film actor. Attend both Texas A&M and University of Texas.

Texarkana
 

Joshua Logan was born in Texarkana, Texas on October 5, 1908 and died on July 12, 1988. He was a stage and film director and writer.

Craig Keystone Monroe was born in Texarkana, Texas on February 27, 1977. He is a left fielder for the Detroit Tigers.


H. Ross Perot was born in Texarkana, Texas on June 27, 1930. He is a Dallas computer billionaire, philanthropist, and independent (Reform Party) candidate for U.S. president in 1992 and 1996.

 

Texas City


Andrew Earl Hassler was born in Texas City, Texas on October 18, 1951.He was a Pitcher for the California Angels (1971, 1973-76, 1980-83), Kansas City Royals (1976-78), Boston Red Sox (1978-79), New York Mets (1979), Pittsburgh Pirates (1980) and St. Louis Cardinals (1984-85).

Thurber

John Lucadello was born in Thurber, Texas on February 22, 1919, and died on October 30, 2001. He was a second baseman for the St. Louis Browns (1938-41 and 1946) and New York Yankees (1947). He helped the Yankees win the 1947 World Series.

Throckmorton

Bob Lilly was born in Throckmorton, Texas on July 26, 1939. He is a former star defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys (1961-1974). In 1999, he was ranked number 10 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players, the highest-ranking defensive lineman and the highest-ranking Cowboy.

Tioga

Gene Autry was born in Tioga, Texas on September 29, 1907, and died on September 2, 1998; he was 91 years old. Best known as the "Singing Cowboy," He was popular on the radio in the early 1930s and performed regularly at the W.L.S. National Barn Dance in Chicago, the oldest of the radio barn dances. Starred in films: The Phantom Empie, Tumbling Tumbleweeds, The Singing Cowboy, Rhythm of the Saddle, Sioux City Sue, and The Strawberry Roan. He is the only entertainer who boasted five stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame for his work in motion pictures, radio, music recording, television, and live theater.

Tomball

Clayton Allen Hensley was born in Tomball, Texas on August 31, 1979. He is a starting pitcher for the San Diego Padres.

Troup

Claude William Cooper was born in Troup, Texas on April 1, 1892, and died on January 21, 1974 in Plainview, Texas. He was an outfielder for the New York Giants (1913), Brooklyn Tip-Tops (1914 – 1915), and the Philadelphia Phillies (1916 – 1917).

Tyler

  Earl Campbell was born in Tyler, Texas on March 29, 1955. He attended and played football at the University of Texas, and was the 1977 Heisman Trophy Winner after leading in rushing and scoring. He was then the National Football League's leading rusher for three straight years (1978–80). He played for the Houston Oilers and the New Orleans Saints.


Timothy C. Crowder was born in Tyler, Texas on June 30, 1985. He is currently a defensive end for the Denver Broncos.


Arthur "Dooley" Wilson  was born in Tyler, Texas on April 3, 1886 and died on May 30, 1953. He was an African American actor and singer. He is most famous for playing "Sam" in the 1942 film Casablanca.


Gary Wiseman was born in Tyler, Texas on January 6, 1979. He is a member of the punk rock band Bowling For Soup.

Uvalde

Dale Evans was born Frances Octavia Smith in Uvalde, Texas on October 31, 1912 and died on February 7, 2001. She was a writer, movie star, and singer-songwriter. She was the wife of singing cowboy Roy Rogers.

Matthew David McConaughey was in Uvalde, Texas on November 4, 1969. He is an actor Actor. His films include The Wedding Planner, Sahara (2005), How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Failure to Launch, Dazed and Confused, EdTV, and We Are Marshall.

Vernon

Roy Orbison was born in Vernon, Texas on April 23, 1936 in Vernon, Texas, and died of a heart attack on December 6, 1988.. He is a singer and songwriter. His songs include Only the Lonely, Blue Angel, Running Scared, Blue Bayou, It's Over, and Pretty Woman.

Weldon Leo "Jack" Teagarden was born in Vernon, Texas on August 20, 1905 and died on January 15, 1964 He was an influential jazz trombonist and vocalist.

Victoria

Douglas Dean Drabek was born in Victoria, Texas on July 25, 1962. He was a pitcher for the  New York Yankees (1986), Pittsburgh Pirates (1987-1992), Houston Astros (1993-1996), Chicago White Sox (1997), and Baltimore Orioles (1998).

Ronald Edwin Gant was born in Victoria, Texas on March 2, 1965. He is a former outfielder and second baseman for the Atlanta Braves (1987-1993), Cincinnati Reds (1995), St. Louis Cardinals (1996-1998), Philadelphia Phillies (1999-2000), Anaheim Angels (2000), Colorado Rockies (2001), Oakland Athletics (2001), San Diego Padres (2002), and the Athletics (2003).

Waco

Lance Berkman was born in Waco, Texas on February 10, 1976. He is a first baseman/right fielder for the Houston Astros.

Sandra Brown was born in Waco, Texas in 1948. She is a bestselling author of romantic novels and thriller suspense novels. She has also published works under the pen names of Rachel Ryan, Laura Jordan and Erin St. Claire.


Joseph Chester "Boob" Fowler was born in Waco, Texas on November 11, 1900, and died on October 8, 1988. He was a shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds (1923-1925) and Boston Red Sox (1926).


Melton Andrew "Andy" Hawkins was born in Waco, Texas on January 21. He is a former pitcher for San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, and Oakland Athletics. He is currently the pitching coach for the Oklahoma Red Hawks. He is the only San Diego Padres pitcher to ever win a world series game.


Jennifer Love Hewitt was born in Waco Texas on February 21, 1979. She has been in numerous movies which include: I Know What You Did Last Summer, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Heartbreakers, Can’t Hardly Wait, and as Audrey Hepburn in the TV movie The Audrey Hepburn Story. She has also been in several TV series Party of Five and currenty The Ghost Whisperer.


Alvin Neill Jackson was born in Waco, Texas on December 25, 1935. He was a pitcher for the New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals, and Cincinnati Reds. His 43 wins with the New York Mets were the franchise record until Tom Seaver eased past the mark in 1969.


Leon Jaworski was born in Waco, Texas on September 19, 1905 and died on December 9, 1982. Jaworski was the Special Prosecutor during the Watergate Scandal.


Rudy Karl Law was born in Waco, Texas on October 7, 1956. He was an outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1978, 1980), Chicago White Sox (1982-1985), and Kansas City Royals (1986).


Steve Martin was born in Waco, Texas on August 14, 1945. He is a comedian, writer, producer, actor, musician and composer. Seen in Saturday Night Live, and movies such as Father of the Bride Part One and Two, A Simple Twist of Fate, Sergeant Bilko, Roxanne, The Three Amigos, Cheaper By The Dozen 1 and 2, The Pink Panther, and many more.


Bill Payne was born in Waco, Texas on March 12, 1949. He is one of the founding members of the rock band Little Feat.


Ashlee Simpson was born in Waco, Texas on October 3, 1984. She is a pop singer–songwriter and actress, and sister of pop singer Jessica Simpson. Had a recurring role on 7th Heaven.


Hank Thompson was born in Waco, Texas on September 3, 1925. He is a country music entertainer whose career has spanned seven decades and who has sold over 60 million records worldwide.
 

Waxahachie

Roy Charles Easterwood was born in Waxahachie, Texas on January 12, 1915, and died on August 24, 1984. He was a catcher who for the Chicago Cubs (1944).

Weatherford

Harry Warren (Rip) Collins was born in Weatherford, Texas on February 26, 1896, and died on May 27, 1968. He was a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees (1920-21), Boston Red Sox (1922), Detroit Tigers (1923-27) and St. Louis Browns (1929-31).

Shirley Cothran is from Weatherford, Texas. She was the 1975 winner of the Miss America pageant. Cothran used the scholarship money from the contest to get her Ph.D. in Education. She currently tours as a motivational speaker.


Mary Martin was born in Weatherford, Texas on December 11, 1913, and died on November 3, 1990. She is an actress and possibly best known for her role as Peter Pan in the 1960s rendition of the film. She is the mother of actor Larry Hagman.

Weimar

Jeff Kubenka was born in Weimer, Texas on August 24, 1974. He was a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

West

Clifford Paul Bartosh was in West, Texas on September 5, 1979. He is a relief pitcher who played for the Chicago Cubs (2005) and the Cleveland Indians (2004).

Scott Eric Podsednik was born in West, Texas on March 18, 1976. He is an outfielder for the Chicago White Sox.

Wharton

Horton Foote was born in Wharton, Texas on March 14, 1916. He is a two-time Academy Award, one-time Pulitzer Prize, Emmy Award-winning, and Tony Award-nominated author and playwright. His most well-known work is his screenplay for To Kill a Mockingbird.

Dan Rather was born in Wharton, Texas on October 31, 1931.  He attended Sam Houston State Teachers College. He is a news anchor. After covering Hurricane Carla for Houston in 1961, the network impressed, made him a national correspondent. He report on JFK’s assassination, Vietnam, and Watergate. He helped make 60’s Minutes the nation’s high rated, and 1981 he took over as the CBS Evening News anchor.


Billy Waddy was born in Wharton, Texas on February 19, 1954. He is a former wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams and Minnesota Vikings.

Wheeler

Alan Bean was born in Wheeler, Texas on March 15, 1932. He is a former NASA Astronaut and the fourth man to walk on the moon. He received a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1955.

Wichita Falls

Bowling For Soup is a pop punk band originally formed in Wichita Falls, Texas and is now based in Denton, Texas. Members include Jarret Reddick, Erik Chandler, Gary Wiseman, and Chris Burney. Songs include: 1985, Girl All the Bad Guys Want, Punk Rock 101, and Ohio (Come Back to Texas).

Larry McMutry was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on June 3, 1936. He is a novelist, screenwriter, and essayist. He is best known for writing the novel Lonesome Dove. He earned degrees from North Texas State University (B.A. 1958) and Rice University (M.A. 1960).


Tommy Tune was born in Witchita Falls, Texas on February 28, 1939. He is an award-winning actor, dancer, singer, director, producer, and choreographer. He attended Lamar High School in Houston.


Sebern Chase Wright was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on February 8, 1983. He is a pitcher for the New York Yankees.

Wichita County

Chris Burney was born in Wichita County, Texas on May 25, 1969. He is a member of the punk rock band Bowling for soup.

Jay McGraw was born in Wichita County, Texas on September 12, 1979. He is the son of “Dr. Phil” and Robin McGraw. He has written several books aimed at young people and has appeared on the TV show. Jay earned his law degree from Southern Methodist University and is a graduate of the University of Texas, where he received a B.S. in psychology.

Winters

Roger Hornsby was born in Winters, Texas on April 27, 1896 and died on January 5, 1963 He had a career in baseball for twenty-three years (1915-37). He was a second baseman and played mostly with the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs. His has a lifetime batting average of •358, the second highest in major league history. Three times he batted over •400 in a season, his 1924 average of •424 being the highest ever in modern major league baseball. He also managed the Cardinals, Cubs, Boston Braves, and St Louis Browns between 1925 and 1953. He was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1942.

Yoakum

Nina Eloise Whittington Vance was born in Yoakum, Texas in 1914 and died in 1980. She was the founder and first artistic director of the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas.

Ryan Scott Wagner was born in Yoakum, Texas on July 15, 1982. He is a relief pitcher for the Washington Nationals.

Yorktown
 

Harlon Block was born in Yorktown, Texas on November 6, 1924, and died at Iwo Jima on March 1, 1945. He was a US Marine during World War II. He was one of six men photographed in raising the US flag during the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Unknown

Christinane Crane "Christy" Fichtner was born on October 28, 1962 in Texas. She was Miss Texas USA 1986, was crowned Miss USA in the national pageant that same year. First runner up was Halle Berry.

Katherine Sutcliffe was born in Texas in 1952. She is a best-selling author of romance novels.