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Dallas, TX

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.dallascityhall.com/

Chamber of Commerce:
Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce

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

Population:
1188580 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1841

County:
Collin County, Dallas County, Denton County, Kaufman County, Rockwall County

Mayor of Dallas

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Dallas Morning News
The Dallas Times Herald
The Dallas Observer

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Criswell College
1971
David W. Carter High School, Dallas, TX
1965
University of Texas at Dallas
1961
St. Mark's School of Texas
1950
Dallas Theological Seminary
1924
Highland Park High School, Dallas, TX
1922
Southern Methodist University
1911
Dallas Baptist University
1898
Bishop College
1881
Paul Quinn College
1872
Woodrow Wilson High School, Dallas, TX
 

CIVIC INSTITUTIONS

InstitutionTypeFounded
George W. Bush Presidential Library
Museum
2008
Old Red Museum
Museum
2001
Dallas World Aquarium
Aquarium
1992
Dallas Opera
Opera
1957
Dallas Museum of Art
Museum
1903
Dallas Public Library
Library
1901
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra
1900
Dallas Zoo
Zoo
1888

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Energy Future Holdings
2007
Idearc
2006
Celanese
2005
Eagle Materials
2004
Energy Transfer Partners
2002
Broadlane
1999
Builders FirstSource
1998
Luminant Worldwide
1998
Alliance Data Systems
1996
Crosstex Energy
1996
MetroPCS
1994
Suiza Foods
1994
HM Capital
1989
Affiliated Computer Services
1988
Atmos Energy
1988
i2 Technologies
1988
Oryx Energy
1988
Blockbuster Video
1985
Docucorp International
1982
Dave and Buster's
1982
Sterling Software
1980
ENSCO International
1975
Brinker International
1975
Chili's
1975
Hughes & Luce
1973
Tony Roma's
1972
Kinko's
1970
LTV
1969
Southwest Airlines
1967
ElkCorp
1960
Pizza Hut
1958
Texas Industries
1951
Titanium Metals Corporation
1950
Centex
1950
Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation
1949
Trammell Crow
1948
Holly Corporation
1947
Texas Utilities Company
1945
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
1945
Trinity Industries
1933
Aviall
1932
Texas Instruments
1930
Belo
1926
Dean Foods
1925
Greyhound
1914
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
1913
Neiman Marcus
1907
TXU
1882
Dresser Industries
1880
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
 
Gardere Wynne Sewell
 
NL Industries
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Amy Acker
Actor
5-Dec-1976   Fred on Angel
Jensen Ackles
Actor
1-Mar-1978   Supernatural
Mike Bacsik
Baseball
11-Nov-1977   Pitched 756th to Barry Bonds
Erykah Badu
Singer
26-Feb-1971   R&B vocalist, Baduizm
Jerry Bailey
Jockey
29-Aug-1957   Two-time Kentucky Derby winner
Ernie Banks
Baseball
31-Jan-1931   National League MVP 1958 and 1959
Louis Beecherl
Business
10-Feb-1926   CEO, Texas Oil & Gas 1957-77
Robby Benson
Actor
21-Jan-1956   1970s teen idol
Tommy Bond
Actor
16-Sep-1926 24-Sep-2005 Butch on The Little Rascals
Chris Bosh
Basketball
24-Mar-1984   Miami Heat forward
Angela F. Braly
Business
1962   CEO of Wellpoint
Edie Brickell
Singer
10-Mar-1966   And the New Bohemians
Joe Bob Briggs
Critic
27-Jan-1953   B-movie film reviewer
David Brock
Journalist
23-Jul-1962   Blinded by the Right
Samantha Brown
TV Personality
31-Mar-1969   Travel Channel host
Tim Brown
Football
22-Jul-1966   Winner, 1987 Heisman Trophy
Jack Buetel
Actor
5-Sep-1915 27-Jun-1989 Deputy Taggert on Judge Roy Bean
Brooke Burns
Actor
16-Mar-1978   Jessie Owens on Baywatch
Barbara Bush
Relative
25-Nov-1981   Twin daughter of George W. Bush
Jenna Bush
Relative
25-Nov-1981   Twin daughter of George W. Bush
Ryan Cabrera
Musician
18-Jul-1982   On the Way Down
K Callan
Actor
9-Jan-1942   Martha Kent on Lois & Clark
Tevin Campbell
Singer
12-Nov-1976   Always In My Heart
Dillon Casey
Actor
29-Oct-1983   Trevor Lemonde on M.V.P.
Ramsey Clark
Government
18-Dec-1927   US Attorney General, 1967-69
Tom C. Clark
Judge
23-Sep-1899 13-Jun-1977 US Supreme Court Justice, 1949-67
Bill Clements
Politician
17-Apr-1917 29-May-2011 Twice Governor of Texas
Richard H. Collins
Publisher
1-Jun-1947   Dallas newspaper publisher
Kathleen B. Cooper
Economist
c. 1948   Dean, UNT Business School
Michael Crabtree
Football
14-Sep-1987   San Francisco 49ers WR
Catherine Crier
Journalist
6-Nov-1954   The Crier Report on Fox
Harlan Crow
Business
1950   Chairman and CEO, Crow Holdings
Bebe Daniels
Actor
14-Jan-1901 16-Mar-1971 42nd Street
Linda Darnell
Actor
16-Oct-1923 10-Apr-1965 Star Dust
Dimebag Darrell
Guitarist
20-Aug-1966 8-Dec-2004 Lead guitarist for Pantera
Linnet F. Deily
Business
1945   Deputy US Trade Representative, 2001-05
Robert E. Denham
Attorney
27-Aug-1945   Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson
Jeff Dunham
Comic
18-Apr-1962   Ventriloquist, Arguing With Myself
Chris Ellis
Actor
14-Apr-1956   Character actor
Roky Erickson
Singer/Songwriter
15-Jul-1947   13th Floor Elevators
Morgan Fairchild
Actor
3-Feb-1950   Jordan Roberts on Falcon Crest
Alan D. Feld
Attorney
c. 1937   Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
Jay R. Ferguson
Actor
25-Jul-1974   Ponyboy Curtis on The Outsiders
Lane Garrison
Actor
23-May-1980   Tweener on Prison Break
Melinda Gates
Philanthropist
15-Aug-1964   Married to Bill Gates
Nancy Gates
Actor
1-Feb-1926   Suddenly
Selena Gomez
Actor
22-Jul-1992   Wizards of Waverly Place
John Howard Griffin
Author
16-Jul-1920 9-Sep-1980 Black Like Me
Ralph Guldahl
Golf
22-Nov-1911 11-Jun-1987 Winner of 3 Majors
James Hall
Actor
22-Oct-1900 7-Jun-1940 Hell's Angels
Angie Harmon
Actor
10-Aug-1972   Ryan McBride on Baywatch Nights
Gibby Haynes
Singer
1957   Butthole Surfers
Josh Henderson
Actor
25-Oct-1981   Desperate Housewives
Dusty Hill
Bassist
19-May-1949   ZZ Top
Grant Hill
Basketball
5-Oct-1972   Orlando Magic
Barron Hilton
Business
23-Oct-1927   Chairman of Hilton Hotels
Michael Huffington
Government
3-Sep-1947   Congressman from California, 1993-95
Swanee Hunt
Diplomat
1-May-1950   US Ambassador to Austria, 1993-97
Maynard Jackson
Politician
23-Mar-1938 23-Jun-2003 First black Mayor of Atlanta
Young Jessie
Musician
28-Dec-1936   Hit, Git & Split
Jimmy Johnson
Football
31-Mar-1938   Former Cornerback, San Francisco 49ers
Michael Johnson
Track and Field
13-Sep-1967   Sprinter, 5-time Olympic Gold medalist
Nick Jonas
Musician
16-Sep-1992   The Jonas Brothers
Jill Marie Jones
Actor
4-Jan-1975   Toni Childs on Girlfriends
Christian Kane
Actor
27-Jun-1974   Lindsey McDonald on Angel
Christine Lakin
Actor
25-Jan-1979   Alicia Lambert on Step by Step
James Lankford
Politician
4-Mar-1968   Congressman, Oklahoma 5th
Justin Leonard
Golf
15-Jun-1972   Winner, 1997 British Open
Meat Loaf
Musician
27-Sep-1947   Bat Out of Hell
Trini Lopez
Musician
15-May-1937   If I Had A Hammer
Jeff MacKay
Actor
20-Oct-1948 22-Aug-2008 French on Baa Baa Black Sheep
Peter MacNicol
Actor
10-Apr-1954   John Cage on Ally McBeal
Stephanie March
Actor
23-Jul-1974   Law & Order: SVU
Stanley Marcus
Business
20-Apr-1905 22-Jan-2002 CEO of Neiman-Marcus, 1950-72
MC 900 Ft. Jesus
Musician
?   Hell With the Lid Off
Michael McCaul
Politician
14-Jan-1962   Congressman, Texas 10th
Jake McDorman
Actor
8-Jul-1986   Evan on Greek
Spanky McFarland
Actor
2-Oct-1928 30-Jun-1993 The Little Rascals
William McNamara
Actor
31-Mar-1965   Beggars and Choosers
Harriet Miers
Government
10-Aug-1945   White House Counsel, 2005-07
Belita Moreno
Actor
1-Nov-1949   Benny on George Lopez
Glenn Morshower
Actor
24-Apr-1959   Aaron Pierce on 24
T. Michael Moseley
Military
3-Sep-1949   USAF Chief of Staff, 2005-08
Gregory S. Neal
Religion
c. 1967   Possible heir to Dr. Gene Scott's ministry
Robert B. Oakley
Diplomat
12-Mar-1931   US Ambassador to Pakistan, 1988-91
Peter Ostrum
Actor
1-Nov-1957   Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Vinnie Paul
Drummer
11-Mar-1964   Former drummer for Pantera
Robin Wright Penn
Actor
8-Apr-1966   The Princess Bride
Piper Perabo
Actor
31-Oct-1976   Slap Her... She's French
Steve Railsback
Actor
16-Nov-1948   Helter Skelter
Sheeri Rappaport
Actor
27-Oct-1977   Officer Franco on NYPD Blue
Christopher Rich
Actor
16-Sep-1953   Miller Redfield on Murphy Brown
Mark Salling
Actor
17-Aug-1982   Noah Puckerman on Glee
Charles A. Sanders
Business
10-Feb-1932   CEO of Glaxo, 1989-95
Harvey Schmidt
Composer
12-Sep-1929   The Fantasticks
Bobby Seale
Activist
22-Oct-1936   Co-Founder of the Black Panther Party
Joan Severance
Actor
23-Dec-1958   Dangerous Indiscretion
Michelle Shocked
Musician
24-Feb-1962   Short Sharp Shocked
William T. Solomon
Business
c. 1943   Austin Industries, Inc.
Jim South
Business
?   Porn talent scout
Aaron Spelling
Film/TV Producer
22-Apr-1923 23-Jun-2006 Beverly Hills 90210
Charlotte St. Martin
Administrator
c. 1945   League of American Theaters and Producers
Stephen Stills
Musician
3-Jan-1945   Crosby, Stills, and Nash
Sly Stone
Musician
15-Mar-1944   Sly and the Family Stone
Sharon Tate
Actor
24-Jan-1943 8-Aug-1969 Polanski's wife murdered by Manson family
Regina Taylor
Actor
22-Aug-1960   Lilly Harper on I'll Fly Away
Travis Tedford
Actor
19-Aug-1988   Spanky in 1994's The Little Rascals
Brynn Thayer
Actor
4-Oct-1949   Leanne MacIntyre on Matlock
John Philp Thompson
Business
2-Nov-1925 28-Jan-2003 CEO of 7-Eleven (Southland Corp.)
Stephen Tobolowsky
Actor
30-May-1951   Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day
Lee Trevino
Golf
1-Dec-1939   Pro golfer hosted Golf for Swingers
Frank Turner
Architect
1908 2-Oct-1999 Designer, Interstate Highway System
Michael Urie
Actor
8-Aug-1980   Marc St. James on Ugly Betty
Usher
Musician
14-Oct-1978   You Make Me Wanna
Greg Vaughan
Actor
15-Jun-1973   General Hospital
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Guitarist
3-Oct-1954 27-Aug-1990 Blues guitarist
Doak Walker
Football
1-Jan-1927 27-Sep-1998 Detroit Lions, Hall of Famer
Tex Watson
Criminal
2-Dec-1945   Honor student turned to Manson Family
Victor Willis
Singer/Songwriter
1-Jul-1951   Original cop in The Village People
Andrew Wilson
Actor
22-Aug-1964   Actor brother of Luke and Owen
Luke Wilson
Actor
21-Sep-1971   Owen Wilson's handsome brother
Owen Wilson
Actor
18-Nov-1968   Zoolander

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mary Kay Ash
Business
12-May-1918 22-Nov-2001 Cosmetics mogul
Ward Bond
Actor
9-Apr-1903 5-Nov-1960 Wagon Train
Norman Borlaug
Scientist
25-Mar-1914 12-Sep-2009 Engineered disease-resistant wheat
Albert V. Casey
Business
28-Feb-1920 10-Jul-2004 CEO of American Airlines, 1974-85
Bill Clements
Politician
17-Apr-1917 29-May-2011 Twice Governor of Texas
James M. Collins
Politician
29-Apr-1916 21-Jul-1989 Congressman from Texas, 1968-83
Maureen Connolly
Tennis
17-Sep-1934 21-Jun-1969 Little Mo
Richard I. Galland
Attorney
13-Oct-1916 27-Nov-2008 CEO of American Petrofina, 1969-83
Greer Garson
Actor
29-Sep-1904 6-Apr-1996 Mrs. Miniver
E. R. Haggar
Business
18-Sep-1916 29-Sep-2004 President/CEO of Haggar Clothing Co.
Larry Hagman
Actor
21-Sep-1931 23-Nov-2012 J.R. Ewing on Dallas
H. L. Hunt
Business
17-Feb-1889 29-Nov-1974 Founder of Hunt Oil
Lamar Hunt
Football
2-Aug-1932 13-Dec-2006 Founder of the American Football League
Thomas M. Hunt
Business
27-May-1923 11-Nov-2008 President of Hunt Oil, 1955-90
Willmoore Kendall
Author
5-Mar-1909 30-Jun-1967 Conservative author
John F. Kennedy
Head of State
29-May-1917 22-Nov-1963 35th US President, 1961-63
Jack S. Kilby
Inventor
8-Nov-1923 20-Jun-2005 Electrical engineering pioneer
Freddie King
Guitarist
3-Sep-1934 28-Dec-1976 Blues guitarist, The Texas Cannonball
Polykarp Kusch
Physicist
26-Jan-1911 20-Mar-1993 Magnetic moment of the electron
Tom Landry
Football
11-Sep-1924 12-Feb-2000 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach, 1960-88
Lee Lozano
Painter
5-Nov-1930 2-Oct-1999 Misogyny as art form
Buz Lukens
Politician
11-Feb-1931 22-May-2010 Congressman from Ohio, 1987-90
Mickey Mantle
Baseball
20-Oct-1931 13-Aug-1995 Twelve times in the World Series
Stanley Marcus
Business
20-Apr-1905 22-Jan-2002 CEO of Neiman-Marcus, 1950-72
Michael O'Shea
Actor
17-Mar-1906 4-Dec-1973 It's a Great Life
Burl Osborne
Publisher
25-Jun-1937 15-Aug-2012 Dallas Morning News
Lee Harvey Oswald
Assassin
18-Oct-1939 24-Nov-1963 Assassin of John F. Kennedy
Lily Pons
Singer
12-Apr-1898 13-Feb-1976 French-American coloratura soprano
Lorene Rogers
Educator
3-Apr-1914 11-Jan-2009 President of UT-Austin, 1974-79
Jack Ruby
Assassin
25-Mar-1911 3-Jan-1967 Killed Lee Harvey Oswald
Tex Schramm
Football
2-Jun-1920 15-Jul-2003 General manager of Dallas Cowboys
Carroll Shelby
Auto Racing
11-Jan-1923 10-May-2012 Racecar designer
Annette Strauss
Politician
26-Jan-1924 14-Dec-1998 Mayor of Dallas 1987-91
Pat Summerall
Sports Journalist
10-May-1930 16-Apr-2013 Sportscaster
John Philp Thompson
Business
2-Nov-1925 28-Jan-2003 CEO of 7-Eleven (Southland Corp.)
Norbert T. Tiemann
Politician
18-Jul-1924 19-Jun-2012 Governor of Nebraska, 1967-71
Edwin A. Walker
Military
10-Nov-1909 31-Oct-1993 Ultraconservative activist
Abraham Zapruder
Cinematographer
15-May-1905 30-Aug-1970 Documented JFK's assassination on film



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