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

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