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Corpus Christi, TX

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.corpus-christi.tx.us/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.corpuschristichamber.org/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.corpuschristicvb.com/

Population:
277454 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1852

County:
Kleberg County, Nueces County, San Patricio County

Settled in the 1760's, incorporated 1852.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
1947

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra
1945

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Whataburger
1950
Susser Holdings
1938

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Raymond Berry
Football
27-Feb-1933   NFL Hall of Famer, coach
Pat Califia
Author
8-Mar-1954   FTM transgendered sex writer
Carol E. Dinkins
Attorney
9-Nov-1945   Vinson & Elkins
Chet Edwards
Politician
24-Nov-1951   Congressman from Texas, 1991-2011
Blake Farenthold
Politician
12-Dec-1961   Congressman, Texas 27th
Frances Farenthold
Educator
2-Oct-1926   President of Wells College, 1976-80
Farrah Fawcett
Actor
2-Feb-1947 25-Jun-2009 Original blonde on Charlie's Angels
Bette Nesmith Graham
Inventor
23-Mar-1924 12-May-1980 Correction fluid
Don D. Jordan
Business
c. 1933   CEO of Reliant Energy, 1977-99
Bobby Labonte
Auto Racing
8-May-1964   Winston Cup Champion, 2000
Terry Labonte
Auto Racing
16-Nov-1956   Winston Cup Champion, 1984 and 1996
Brian Leetch
Hockey
3-Mar-1968   Two-Time Norris Trophy winner
Danny Lohner
Bassist
13-Dec-1970   Bassist for Nine Inch Nails
Eva Longoria
Actor
15-Mar-1975   Desperate Housewives
Irlene Mandrell
Country Musician
29-Jan-1957   The Mandrell Sisters
Louise Mandrell
Country Musician
13-Jul-1954   The Mandrell Sisters
Revilo P. Oliver
Activist
7-Jul-1908 10-Aug-1994 Founding member, John Birch Society
Billy Powell
Musician
3-Jun-1952 28-Jan-2009 Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboardist
Sid Sheinberg
Business
14-Jan-1935   President and COO of MCA, 1973-95
Lori Singer
Actor
6-Nov-1957   Footloose
Lupe Soza
Auto Racing
31-Jul-1965   El Toro Loco monster truck
Viron P. Vaky
Diplomat
13-Sep-1926   US Ambassador to Venezuela, 1976

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Freddy Fender
Musician
4-Jun-1937 14-Oct-2006 Before the Next Teardrop Falls
Roy Plunkett
Chemist
26-Jun-1910 12-May-1994 Accidentally discovered Teflon
Selena
Singer
16-Apr-1971 31-Mar-1995 Crossover Tejano music star



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