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Lubbock, TX

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.lubbock.tx.us/

Population:
199564 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1891

County:
Lubbock County

Founded 1891 with the union of Old Lubbock and Monterey. The town is named after Colonel Thomas S. Lubbock, a Texas Ranger, and brother of the state's governor.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Texas Tech University
1923

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
William R. Brownfield
Diplomat
1952   US Ambassador to Colombia, 2007-10
Kenneth Copeland
Religion
6-Dec-1936   Kenneth Copeland Ministries
The Legendary Stardust Cowboy
Country Musician
5-Sep-1947   Unique outsider country performer
Chace Crawford
Actor
18-Jul-1985   The Covenant
Mac Davis
Singer/Songwriter
21-Jan-1942   Rock/Country Singer/Songwriter
Jill Goodacre
Model
29-Mar-1965   Ex-Supermodel, married Harry Connick, Jr.
Buddy Holly
Musician
7-Sep-1936 3-Feb-1959 Buddy Holly and The Crickets
Phil Johnson
Judge
c. 1943   Justice, Texas Supreme Court
Mickey Leland
Politician
27-Nov-1944 7-Aug-1989 Congressman from Texas, 1979-89
Natalie Maines
Country Musician
14-Oct-1974   Anti-Dubya Dixie Chick
Stan Sigman
Business
1947   CEO of AT&T Mobility

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bobby Layne
Football
19-Dec-1926 1-Dec-1986 NFL Hall of Famer
Preston Smith
Politician
8-Mar-1912 18-Oct-2003 Governor of Texas, 1969-73



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