Two great men (and great Texans) share a September 27th birthday.
Today we celebrate the birthdays of two charming characters of the Old West.
Actor Larry Hagman became known the world over as the "face" of Texas playing the fictional character of J. R. Ewing on television's 1980s blockbuster, Dallas.
Unless you've lived in Texas for a while, you might not realize the value of a good pair of boots...or a good bootmaker...but one such man was dubbed the "Michelangelo of Cowboy Boots" and even had a song written about him! https://youtu.be/_fg3y_PvUxM Charlie Dunn was born September 19, 1898 on a houseboat floating on Arkansas' White River, the third of ten children born to Thomas
Two Texans in government-service share a September 18th birthday.
Today we celebrate the birthdays of two modern celebrities: Michael Johnson and Tommy Lee Jones. Olympic runner Michael Duane Johnson was born September 13, 1967 in Dallas, Texas. He attended Baylor University where he trained under coach Clyde Hart and won several NCAA titles in indoor and outdoor sprints and relays. When he graduated in 1990, he held the #1 world ranking at 200
George Jones, born September 12, 1931 in Saratoga, Texas, was a prolific singer and songwriter with more than 150 hits. His soulful voice and earnest phrasing caused some to refer to him as "the greatest living country singer" during the last 20 years of his life.
When John and Jessie Chennault of Commerce, Texas first laid eyes on their baby boy, Claire Lee, on September 6, 1893, they probably never imagined that he would one day become a famous Lieutenant General in the Army Air Corps. There were a few clues, though, of his strong personality and unorthodox methods. Fairly early in life Claire began claiming 1889 or 1890 as the year of his
Charles Hardin Holley was born in Lubbock, Texas on September 7, 1936--the fourth child of Lawrence and Ella Holley...but those aren't names we remember. It wasn't long, though, before his family started calling little Charles Hardin "Buddy", and the name sorta stuck. THAT's the name we remember: Buddy Holly. (When he got his first shot as a recording artist, the record company
Pardon me if I "geek out" for a moment. You may never have heard of Texan Robert Dennard, but without question his inventions impact your life every single day.