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Galveston, TX

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.cityofgalveston.org/

Population:
57247 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
17-Oct-1825 (proclamation), 20-Apr-1838 (platted)

County:
Galveston County

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Texas A&M University at Galveston
1962

GARDEN

GardenFounded
Moody Gardens
1993

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
American National Insurance
1905

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Richard H. Anderson
Business
1956   CEO of Delta Airlines
Buck Chapoton
Government
18-May-1936   Reagan's tax guy
Wrong Way Corrigan
Aviator
22-Jan-1907 9-Dec-1995 Flew transatlantic route "by accident"
Bill Engvall
Comic
27-Jul-1957   Blue Collar Comedy Tour
Sara Haden
Actor
17-Nov-1899 15-Sep-1981 The Shop Around the Corner
Katherine Helmond
Actor
5-Jul-1928   Jessica Tate on Soap
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Politician
22-Jul-1943   US Senator from Texas
Jack Johnson
Boxing
31-Mar-1878 10-Jun-1946 First black heavyweight champion
John McLaren
Baseball
29-Sep-1951   Former Manager, Seattle Mariners
Valerie Perrine
Actor
3-Sep-1943   Slaughterhouse Five
Jonathan Pollard
Spy
7-Aug-1954   Spied for Israel
Edward Sedgwick
Film Director
7-Nov-1892 7-Mar-1953 The Cameraman
John Stockwell
Actor
25-Mar-1961   Cougar in Top Gun
King Vidor
Film Director
8-Feb-1894 1-Nov-1982 Northwest Passage
Barry White
Singer
12-Sep-1944 4-Jul-2003 Soulful R&B singer

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Braxton Bragg
Military
22-Mar-1817 27-Sep-1876 Confederate Army General
Louis T. Wigfall
Politician
21-Apr-1816 18-Feb-1874 US Senator from Texas, 1859-61
Babe Zaharias
Golf
26-Jun-1914 27-Sep-1956 Best female athlete of all time



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