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El Paso, TX

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.el-paso.tx.us/

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

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

Population:
563662 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1859

County:
El Paso County

Situated opposite Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
El Paso Times

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
El Paso Community College
1972
University of Texas at El Paso
1913

CIVIC INSTITUTIONS

InstitutionTypeFounded
El Paso Opera
Opera
1992
El Paso Museum of Art
Museum
1959
El Paso Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra
1930
El Paso Public Library
Library
1894
El Paso Zoo
Zoo
 
National Border Patrol Museum
Museum
 

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Western Refining
1993
El Paso Electric Company
1901

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jeff Bingaman
Politician
3-Oct-1943   US Senator from New Mexico
Jimmy Carl Black
Drummer
1-Feb-1938 1-Nov-2008 Original Mothers of Invention drummer
Don Bluth
Cartoonist
13-Sep-1937   Ex-Disney, created Fievel, Dragon's Lair
Beau Boulter
Politician
23-Feb-1942   Congressman from Texas, 1985-89
Louis Caldera
Government
1-Apr-1956   US Secretary of the Army, 1998-2001
Vikki Carr
Singer
19-Jul-1941   Simplemente Mujer
Thomas Haden Church
Actor
17-Jun-1960   Lowell Mather on Wings
John L. Clendenin
Business
c. 1933   CEO of Bellsouth, 1984-96
Ronald D. Coleman
Politician
29-Nov-1941   Congressman from Texas, 1983-97
Mark Dantonio
Football
9-Mar-1956   Head Coach, Michigan State
Sam Donaldson
Journalist
11-Mar-1934   ABC newscaster, sheep rancher
Eddie Guerrero
Wrestling
9-Oct-1967 13-Nov-2005 Latino Heat
Judith Ivey
Actor
4-Sep-1951   Designing Women
Guy Kibbee
Actor
6-Mar-1882 24-May-1956 Captain January
Barbara Lee
Politician
16-Jul-1946   Anti-war Congresswoman, California 9th
Susana Martinez
Politician
14-Jul-1959   Governor of New Mexico
John Cameron Mitchell
Actor
21-Apr-1963   Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Sandra Day O'Connor
Judge
26-Mar-1930   US Supreme Court Justice, 1981-2006
Phil Ochs
Singer/Songwriter
19-Dec-1940 9-Apr-1976 50 Phil Ochs fans can't be wrong
Lupe Ontiveros
Actor
17-Sep-1942 26-Jul-2012 Frequently portrayed maids
Jerry M. Patterson
Politician
25-Oct-1934   Congressman from California, 1975-85
Richard Ramirez
Criminal
29-Feb-1960   Serial killer, on death row in California
John Rechy
Author
10-Mar-1934   City of Night
Debbie Reynolds
Actor
1-Apr-1932   Dancer, actress
Nolan Richardson
Basketball
27-Dec-1941   Arkansas Head Coach, 1985-2002
Lynne Roberts
Actor
22-Nov-1919 1-Apr-1978 American character actress
Gene Roddenberry
Screenwriter
19-Aug-1921 24-Oct-1991 Creator of Star Trek
Irene Ryan
Actor
17-Oct-1902 26-Apr-1973 Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies
Alan Tudyk
Actor
16-Mar-1971   Hoban Washburne on Firefly

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Albert Fall
Government
26-Nov-1861 30-Nov-1944 US Interior Secy., Teapot Dome Scandal
Don Haskins
Basketball
14-Mar-1930 7-Sep-2008 UTEP Head Basketball Coach, 1961-99
Sherman Hemsley
Actor
1-Feb-1938 24-Jul-2012 George Jefferson on The Jeffersons
Victoriano Huerta
Head of State
23-Mar-1854 13-Jan-1916 El chacal President of Mexico, 1913-14



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