Wednesday, September 22, 2010

List of Famous People from Texas

Don Henley: Best known as the drummer and vocalist for the country band Eagles, Don Henley was born in Linden, Texas in 1947.

Beyonce Knowles: Bootylicious solo singer Beyonce Knowles, who started her career with the band, Destiny's Child, was born in Houston, Texas in 1981.

Janis Joplin: One of the few female rock singers at the time, Janis Joplin who enjoyed roaring success in the 1960s was born in Port Arthur, Texas.

Usher: Famous R&B singer Usher (Usher Raymond IV) was born in 1978 in Dallas, Texas.

Stevie Ray Vaughan: Rock guitarist, songwriter and singer Stevie Ray Vaughan hails from Dallas, Texas.

Owen Wilson: Marley & Me and Wedding Crashers star Owen Wilson is another famous Texan. Born in Dallas, Texas in 1968.

Luke Wilson: The younger sibling of actor Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson was born in Dallas, Texas and is known for his roles in Legally Blond and Charlie's Angels.

Renee Zellweger: A diverse actress with several big hits to her name like Chicago and Bridget Jones' Diary, Renee Zellweger was born in Houston, Texas in 1969.

Matthew McConaughey: Matthew McConaughey, star of films like Sahara and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, another Texan born in Uvalde, Texas.

'Stone Cold' Steve Austin: Born Steven James Anderson in Austin Texas, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin is a former WWE wrestler.

Lance Armstrong: Seven time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong was born in Plano, Texas.

George Foreman: Former heavyweight boxer and currently a businessman, George Foreman was born in Marshall, Texas in 1949.

Tom Landry: Legendary former coach of the Dallas Cowboys Tom Landry was born in Mission, Texas in 1924.

Michael Dell: Founder and CEO of Dell Computers, Michael Dell was born in Houston, Texas.

Dwight Eisenhower: The former President of the United States (34th) was born in 1890 in Denison, Texas.

Lyndon B. Johnson: Better known as the President who stepped in following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson was born in Stonewall, Texas in 1908.

'Bonnie and Clyde': Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were two famous outlaws in the 1930s. Clyde was born in Ellis County, Texas and Bonnie was from Rowena, Texas

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

In Case You Didn't Realize How Much Gold Investors Love Bernanke

The price of gold spiked dramatically right around 2:15 PM ET today, as the Fed released its latest statement on the strength of the economy.

The FOMC mentioned the word quantitative easing, and left the door open for future asset purchases by the central bank.

The result was a rush out of the dollar, and into a myriad of other assets. But gold's move was the most Dramatic.