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Fort Worth, TX

CITY

Official Website:
http://ci.fort-worth.tx.us/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.fortworthchamber.com/

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

Population:
534694 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1849

County:
Denton County, Tarrant County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
1901
Texas Wesleyan University
1890
R. L. Paschal High School, Fort Worth, TX
1885
Texas Christian University
1873
Arlington Heights High School, Fort Worth, TX
 

ZOO

ZooFounded
Fort Worth Zoo
1909

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
1925

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Burlington Northern Santa Fe
1995
AmeriCredit
1992
Texas Pacific Group
1992
Rainwater, Inc.
1986
XTO Energy
1986
Bombay Company
1978
Burlington Northern
1970
Pier 1 Imports
1962
American Airlines
1930
Radio Shack
1921

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Norman Alden
Actor
13-Sep-1924 27-Jul-2012 Character actor
Adrienne Ames
Actor
3-Aug-1907 31-May-1947 You're Telling Me!
Trey Anastasio
Musician
30-Sep-1964   Lead singer and guitarist for Phish
Edward Bass
Philanthropist
c. 1945   Billionaire, Biosphere proponent
Robert Bass
Business
c. 1948   Billionaire
Sid Bass
Business
1942   Fort Worth Billionaire
Gerry Beckley
Musician
12-Sep-1952   One-third of America
Tex Beneke
Musician
12-Feb-1914 30-May-2000 Saxophonist, The Glenn Miller Orchestra
David Bonderman
Business
c. 1943   Billionaire, Texas Pacific Group
Mark Brooks
Golf
25-Mar-1961   Winner, 1996 PGA Championship
Betty Buckley
Actor
3-Jul-1947   Abby Bradford on Eight Is Enough
Jack Burke, Jr.
Golf
29-Jan-1923   Winner, 1956 Masters and PGA Championship
Francis Cherry
Politician
5-Sep-1908 15-Jul-1965 Governor of Arkansas, 1953-55
Kelly Clarkson
Singer
24-Apr-1982   First winner of American Idol
Ornette Coleman
Jazz Musician
19-Mar-1930   Free Jazz innovator
Bobby Day
Singer
1-Jul-1928 27-Jul-1999 Rockin' Robin
George Eads
Actor
1-Mar-1967   Nick Stokes on CSI
Kirk Franklin
Singer
26-Jan-1970   The Nu Nation Project
Janet Gunn
Actor
2-Nov-1961   Lost Voyage
Bug Hall
Actor
4-Feb-1985   Alfalfa in Little Rascals remake
Harriet Sansom Harris
Actor
8-Jan-1955   Thoroughly Modern Millie
Taylor Hawkins
Drummer
17-Feb-1972   The Foo Fighters
Harold J. Haynes
Business
29-Sep-1925 8-Jul-2009 CEO of Standard Oil of California, 1974-81
Sandra Haynie
Golf
4-Jun-1943   Winner of 4 Majors
Patricia Highsmith
Novelist
19-Jan-1921 4-Feb-1995 Strangers on a Train
Gayle Hunnicutt
Actor
6-Feb-1943   The Legend of Hell House
Martha Hyer
Actor
10-Aug-1924   Some Came Running
Jesse Jane
Pornstar
16-Jul-1980   Hooters girl gone porn
Joe Johnston
Film Director
13-May-1950   October Sky
Wallace Langham
Actor
11-Mar-1965   Phil on The Larry Sanders Show
Tamela Mann
Actor
9-Jun-1966   Cora Simmons on Meet the Browns
Bruce Merrifield
Chemist
15-Jul-1921 14-May-2006 Synthesized polypeptides
Roger Miller
Country Musician
2-Jan-1936 25-Oct-1992 King of the Road
Michael J. Moncrief
Politician
?   Mayor of Fort Worth
John T. Montford
Politician
28-Jun-1943   Chancellor, Texas Tech University, 1996-2001
Erle A. Nye
Business
Jun-1938   CEO of TXU, 1999-2004
Fess Parker
Actor
16-Aug-1925 18-Mar-2010 Daniel Boone
Tom Schieffer
Diplomat
4-Oct-1947   US Ambassador to Japan, 2005-09
Liz Smith
Columnist
2-Feb-1923   Gossip Columnist
Townes Van Zandt
Singer/Songwriter
7-Mar-1944 1-Jan-1997 For the Sake of the Song
Darrent Williams
Football
27-Sep-1982 1-Jan-2007 Murdered Denver Broncos cornerback
Van Williams
Actor
27-Feb-1934   The Green Hornet
Morgan Woodward
Actor
16-Sep-1925   Punk Anderson on Dallas
Jim Wright
Politician
22-Dec-1922   Congressman from Texas, 1955-89

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Perry R. Bass
Philanthropist
11-Nov-1914 1-Jun-2006 Billionaire
Vernon Castle
Dancer
2-May-1887 15-Feb-1918 Vernon & Irene Castle
Van Cliburn
Pianist
12-Jul-1934 27-Feb-2013 Piano prodigy
Bette Nesmith Graham
Inventor
23-Mar-1924 12-May-1980 Correction fluid
John Howard Griffin
Author
16-Jul-1920 9-Sep-1980 Black Like Me
Ben Hogan
Golf
13-Aug-1912 25-Jul-1997 Won 63 golf tournaments
Charles Tandy
Business
15-May-1918 4-Nov-1978 Radio Shack
Bob Wills
Musician
6-Mar-1905 13-May-1975 King of Western Swing



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