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Austin, TX

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.austin-chamber.org/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.austintexas.org/

Population:
656562 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1835

County:
Travis County, Williamson County

Founded 1835 as Waterloo, renamed 1838 to Austin.

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Texas Observer
Austin American-Statesman
The Daily Texan

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Texas at Austin
1883
Austin High School, Austin, TX
1881
St. Edward's University
1873

LIBRARY

LibraryFounded
LBJ Presidential Library
1971

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Freescale Semiconductor
2004
Vignette
1995
Introgen Therapeutics
1993
Evolutionary Technologies International
1991
Temple-Inland
1984
Origin Systems
1983
Borland
1983
Cirrus Logic
1981
Whole Foods Market
1980
Schlotzsky's
1971
Forestar Real Estate Group
1955
Carvel
1936
Texas Commerce Bank
1866

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Marshall Allman
Actor
5-Apr-1984   LJ Burrows on Prison Break
Gordon M. Bethune
Business
1941   CEO of Continental Airlines, 1994-2004
Angela Bettis
Actor
9-Jan-1973   May
Drew Brees
Football
15-Jan-1979   New Orleans Saints QB
Mehcad Brooks
Actor
25-Oct-1980   Terrence King on Necessary Roughness
Thomas Carter
Film Director
17-Jul-1953   Coach Carter
George E. Christian
Government
1-Jan-1927 27-Nov-2002 LBJ's press secretary
Ciara
Singer
25-Oct-1985   "Crunk & B" singer
Dabney Coleman
Actor
3-Jan-1932   Moustache from 9 To 5
Ben Crenshaw
Golf
11-Jan-1952   19 Career PGA victories
Lloyd Doggett
Politician
6-Oct-1946   Congressman, Texas 25th
Carly Fiorina
Business
6-Sep-1954   CEO of Hewlett Packard, 1999-2005
William P. Foley II
Business
1944   CEO of Fidelity National Financial
Michelle Forbes
Actor
8-Jan-1965   Dr. Julianna Cox on Homicide
Tom Ford
Fashion Designer
27-Aug-1961   Influential Gucci designer
Ethan Hawke
Actor
6-Nov-1970   Dead Poets Society
Amber Heard
Actor
22-Apr-1986   And Soon The Darkness
Tobe Hooper
Film Director
25-Jan-1943   Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Eric Johnson
Guitarist
17-Aug-1954   Ah Via Musicom
Angus T. Jones
Actor
8-Oct-1993   Two and a Half Men
Ron Kirk
Politician
27-Jun-1954   US Trade Representative
Steve Kloves
Screenwriter
18-Mar-1960   Screenwriter, Harry Potter films
Harry Knowles
Critic
11-Dec-1971   Ain't It Cool News
Dick Lane
Football
16-Apr-1928 29-Jan-2002 Night Train Lane
Alan Lomax
Musicologist
31-Jan-1915 19-Jul-2002 Preserved thousands of folksongs
Lewis W. Lucke
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Swaziland, 2004-06
Mark McClellan
Government
26-Jun-1963   Medicare Chief
Scott McClellan
Government
14-Feb-1968   White House Press Secretary, 2003-06
Matt McCoy
Actor
20-May-1958   The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
Benjamin McKenzie
Actor
12-Sep-1978   The O.C.
Nelly
Rapper
2-Nov-1974   Hot In Herre
Jack P. Randall
Business
c. 1949   Randall & Dewey Partners
Dusty Rhodes
Wrestling
12-Oct-1945   The American Dream
Jay O. Sanders
Actor
16-Apr-1953   Steve Kordo on Crime Story
Bob Schieffer
Journalist
25-Feb-1937   Face the Nation moderator
Zachary Scott
Actor
24-Feb-1914 3-Oct-1965 The Mask of Dimitrios
Kathy Valentine
Bassist
7-Jan-1959   Bassist for The Go-Go's
John Varley
Novelist
1947   Wrote Titan, Wizard, and Demon
Joseph M. Watt
Judge
8-Mar-1947   Justice, Oklahoma Supreme Court

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Stephen Fuller Austin
Politician
3-Nov-1793 27-Dec-1836 Texan secessionist
Dana X. Bible
Football
8-Oct-1891 19-Jan-1980 Legendary Texas football coach
George E. Christian
Government
1-Jan-1927 27-Nov-2002 LBJ's press secretary
Steven B. Derounian
Politician
6-Apr-1918 17-Apr-2007 Congressman from New York, 1953-65
C. Hartley Grattan
Author
19-Oct-1902 25-Jun-1980 The Southwest Pacific
Molly Ivins
Columnist
30-Aug-1944 31-Jan-2007 Loudmouthed Texas dame
Walter W. Jenkins
Government
23-Mar-1918 23-Nov-1985 LBJ assistant, outed in gay sex scandal
Dennis Johnson
Basketball
18-Sep-1954 22-Feb-2007 Boston Celtics
Lady Bird Johnson
First Lady
22-Dec-1912 11-Jul-2007 Wife of US President Lyndon Baines Johnson
Barbara Jordan
Politician
21-Feb-1936 17-Jan-1996 Gave 1976 Democratic keynote speech
Dick Lane
Football
16-Apr-1928 29-Jan-2002 Night Train Lane
Fritz G. Lanham
Politician
3-Jan-1880 31-Jul-1965 Congressman from Texas, 1919-47
Thomas C. Mann
Diplomat
11-Nov-1912 23-Jan-1999 US Ambassador to Mexico, 1961-63
Myra McDaniel
Attorney
13-Dec-1932 25-Feb-2010 Texas Secretary of State, 1984-87
James A. Michener
Novelist
3-Feb-1907 16-Oct-1997 South Pacific
Robert Noyce
Inventor
12-Dec-1927 3-Jun-1990 Co-Inventor, integrated circuit
Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Religion
13-Apr-1919 Sep-1995 Atheist spokeswoman
Jake Pickle
Politician
11-Oct-1913 18-Jun-2005 Congressman from Texas 1963-95
Ann Richards
Politician
1-Sep-1933 13-Sep-2006 Governor of Texas, 1991-95
Walt Rostow
Government
7-Oct-1916 13-Feb-2003 National Security Advisor, 1966-69
Darrell Royal
Football
6-Jul-1924 7-Nov-2012 UT-Austin Head Coach, 1957-76
Sky Saxon
Singer
20-Aug-1937 25-Jun-2009 The Seeds
Zachary Scott
Actor
24-Feb-1914 3-Oct-1965 The Mask of Dimitrios
Allan Shivers
Politician
5-Oct-1907 14-Jan-1985 Governor of Texas, 1949-57
Susan Tyrrell
Actor
18-Mar-1945 16-Jun-2012 Fat City
Charles Whitman
Criminal
24-Jun-1941 1-Aug-1966 University Tower sharpshooter
Ralph Yarborough
Politician
8-Jun-1903 27-Jan-1996 US Senator from Texas, 1957-71



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