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Oklahoma City, OK

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.okc.gov/

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

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.okccvb.org/

Population:
506132 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
22-Apr-1889

County:
Canadian County, Cleveland County, Oklahoma County, Pottawatomie County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Oklahoman

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Oklahoma City University
1904

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
OGE Energy
1995
Chesapeake Energy
1989
Devon Energy
1971
Tronox
1964
Sonic Drive-In
1953
Kerr-McGee
1929
Crowe & Dunlevy
1902

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Louise Allbritton
Actor
3-Jul-1920 16-Feb-1979 Son of Dracula
Suzy Amis
Actor
5-Jan-1962   The Ballad of Little Jo
Michael Been
Singer
1950 19-Aug-2010 Frontman for The Call
Johnny Bench
Baseball
7-Dec-1947   Hall of Fame catcher
Brian Bosworth
Football
9-Mar-1965   The Boz
Sam Bradford
Football
8-Nov-1987   Winner, 2008 Heisman Trophy
J. J. Cale
Songwriter
5-Dec-1938   Wrote Cocaine and After Midnight
Tisha Campbell
Actor
13-Oct-1968   Gina on Martin
Joe Carter
Baseball
7-Mar-1960   Toronto Blue Jays
Lon Chaney, Jr.
Actor
10-Feb-1906 12-Jul-1973 The Wolf Man
Don Cherry
Jazz Musician
18-Nov-1936 19-Oct-1995 A founder of free-jazz, pocket trumpeter
Tom Colbert
Judge
30-Dec-1949   Justice, Oklahoma Supreme Court
Mick Cornett
Politician
c. 1959   Mayor of Oklahoma City
Linda Hall Daschle
Lobbyist
15-May-1955   Washington lobbyist
Ralph Ellison
Novelist
1-Mar-1914 16-Apr-1994 Invisible Man
Bryan Fischer
Radio Personality
1951   Right-wing radio host
Gennifer Flowers
Relative
24-Jan-1950   Former mistress of Bill Clinton
Kay Francis
Actor
13-Jan-1905 26-Aug-1968 Trouble in Paradise
Richard Gaines
Actor
23-Jul-1904 20-Jul-1975 Double Indemnity
Susan P. Graber
Judge
5-Jul-1949   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Wardell Gray
Jazz Musician
13-Feb-1921 25-May-1955 Tenor sax bop-jazzman
Blake Griffin
Basketball
16-Mar-1989   Los Angeles Clippers power forward
Joe Haldeman
Novelist
9-Jun-1943   The Forever War
David Hall
Politician
20-Oct-1930   Governor of Oklahoma, 1971-75
James Hampton
Actor
6-Jul-1936   Trooper Dobbs on F Troop
Rochelle Hudson
Actor
6-Mar-1916 17-Jan-1972 Rebel Without a Cause
James J. Kilpatrick
Columnist
1-Nov-1920 15-Aug-2010 Conservative columnist, Point-Counterpoint
Lauren Lane
Actor
2-Feb-1961   C.C. Babcock on The Nanny
Aubrey K. McClendon
Business
1959   CEO of Chesapeake Energy
Cleta Mitchell
Attorney
1950   Conservative lawyer
Lloyd N. Morrisett
Administrator
2-Nov-1929   President, Markle Foundation, 1969-98
Olivia Munn
Actor
3-Jul-1980   Attack of the Show!
Bobby Murcer
Baseball
20-May-1946 12-Jul-2008 MLB player, Yankees sportscaster
Cleo A. Noel, Jr.
Diplomat
6-Aug-1918 2-Mar-1973 US Ambassador to Sudan, 1972-73
James Pike
Religion
14-Feb-1913 Sep-1969 5th Episcopal Bishop of California
Dennis H. Reilley
Business
1953   Chairman of Praxair, 2000-07
Jimmy Rushing
Singer
26-Aug-1901 8-Jun-1972 Mr. Five By Five
John Russell
Baseball
5-Jan-1961   Manager, Pittsburgh Pirates
Ted Shackelford
Actor
23-Jun-1946   Gary Ewing on Knots Landing
Randall Stephenson
Business
22-Apr-1960   CEO of AT&T
Pamela Tiffin
Actor
13-Oct-1942   One, Two, Three
Jim Guy Tucker
Politician
13-Jun-1943   Governor of Arkansas, 1992-96
Bob Tway
Golf
4-May-1959   Winner, 1986 PGA Championship
Elizabeth Warren
Educator
22-Jun-1949   US Senator from Massachusetts
Wes Welker
Football
1-May-1981   New England Patriots WR
Ken Wilber
Author
31-Jan-1949   Founder, Integral Institute
Lawrence Wright
Author
2-Aug-1947   The Looming Tower

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Henry Bellmon
Politician
3-Sep-1921 29-Sep-2009 Governor and Senator from Oklahoma
J. Howard Edmondson
Politician
27-Sep-1925 17-Nov-1971 Governor of Oklahoma, 1959-63
Charles N. Haskell
Politician
13-Mar-1860 5-Jul-1933 Governor of Oklahoma, 1907-11
William J. Holloway
Politician
15-Dec-1888 28-Jan-1970 Governor of Oklahoma, 1929-31
Bobby Murcer
Baseball
20-May-1946 12-Jul-2008 MLB player, Yankees sportscaster
Alfred P. Murrah
Judge
27-Oct-1904 30-Oct-1975 Oklahoma City Federal Building namesake
Johnston Murray
Politician
21-Jul-1902 16-Apr-1974 Governor of Oklahoma, 1951-55
William H. Murray
Politician
21-Nov-1869 15-Oct-1956 Governor of Oklahoma, 1931-35
Marian P. Opala
Judge
20-Jan-1921 11-Oct-2010 Justice, Oklahoma Supreme Court, 1978-2010
Erik Rhodes
Actor
10-Feb-1906 17-Feb-1990 Top Hat
J. B. A. Robertson
Politician
15-Mar-1871 7-Mar-1938 Governor of Oklahoma, 1919-23
Troy N. Smith
Business
26-May-1922 26-Oct-2009 Founder of Sonic Drive-In
Martin E. Trapp
Politician
18-Apr-1877 26-Jul-1951 Governor of Oklahoma, 1923-27
Roy J. Turner
Politician
6-Nov-1894 11-Jun-1973 Governor of Oklahoma, 1947-51
Jack Walton
Politician
6-Mar-1881 25-Nov-1949 Governor of Oklahoma, 1923, impeached



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