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Shreveport, LA

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.shreveport.la.us/

Population:
200145 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1836

County:
Bossier Parish, Caddo Parish

Founded 1836 by the Shreve Town Company.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Louisiana Baptist University
1973
LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport
1969
Louisiana State University in Shreveport
1965
Centenary College of Louisiana
1825

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Evelyn Ashford
Track and Field
15-Apr-1957   Olympic sprinter, 4 Gold Medals
Alan Autry
Actor
31-Jul-1952   In The Heat of the Night
David Beaird
Film Director
1952   My Chauffeur
John Boozman
Politician
10-Dec-1950   US Senator from Arkansas
Terry Bradshaw
Football
2-Sep-1948   Sportscaster, former Steelers QB
Kix Brooks
Country Musician
12-May-1955   Brooks & Dunn
Pat Carroll
Actor
5-May-1927   Make Room for Daddy
Van Cliburn
Pianist
12-Jul-1934 27-Feb-2013 Piano prodigy
Johnnie Cochran
Attorney
2-Oct-1937 29-Mar-2005 Successfully defended O. J. Simpson
Tom Cole
Politician
28-Apr-1949   Congressman, Oklahoma 4th
Floyd Cramer
Country Musician
27-Oct-1933 31-Dec-1997 Country music pianist
Ron Davies
Singer/Songwriter
15-Jan-1946 30-Oct-2003 Southern singer/songwriter
James Dobson
Radio Personality
21-Apr-1936   Focus on the Family
Joe Dumars
Basketball
24-May-1963   NBA Hall of Famer
Larry R. Faulkner
Educator
1944   President of UT-Austin, 1998-2006
Murphy J. Foster, Jr.
Politician
11-Jul-1930   Governor of Louisiana, 1996-2004
Parker Griffith
Politician
6-Aug-1942   Congressman from Alabama, 2009-11
Augustus F. Hawkins
Politician
31-Aug-1907 10-Nov-2007 Congressman from California, 1963-91
Hurricane Chris
Rapper
27-Feb-1989   A Bay Bay
J. Bennett Johnston
Politician
10-Jun-1932   US Senator from Louisiana, 1972-97
Richard H. Jones
Diplomat
26-Aug-1950   US Ambassador to Israel, 2005-08
Russell Long
Politician
3-Nov-1918 9-May-2003 US Senator from Louisiana, 1948-87
Michael B. McCallister
Business
27-May-1952   CEO of Humana
Jim McCrery
Politician
18-Sep-1949   Congressman from Louisiana, 1989-2009
Mary Miles Minter
Actor
1-Apr-1902 4-Aug-1984 Anne of Green Gables
Paul Mooney
Comic
4-Aug-1941   Negrodamus
Robert Parish
Basketball
30-Aug-1953   NBA Hall of Famer
Aulana L. Peters
Attorney
30-Nov-1941   Former Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Jerry Pournelle
Author
7-Aug-1933   Sci-Fi collaborator with Larry Niven
Buddy Roemer
Politician
4-Oct-1943   Governor of Louisiana, 1988-92
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Guitarist
12-Jun-1977   Teen prodigy blues guitarist
Lee Smith
Baseball
4-Dec-1957   Former MLB relief pitcher
Carl E. Stewart
Judge
2-Jan-1950   5th Circuit Court of Appeals
Hal Sutton
Golf
28-Apr-1958   Winner, 1983 PGA Championship
Jacques L. Wiener, Jr.
Judge
2-Oct-1934   5th Circuit Court of Appeals
Hank Williams, Jr.
Country Musician
26-May-1949   Monday Night Football theme
Faron Young
Musician
25-Feb-1932 10-Dec-1996 The Hillbilly Heartthrob

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John T. Scopes
Educator
3-Aug-1900 21-Oct-1970 Defendant in the Scopes Monkey Trial
Frank Sutton
Actor
23-Oct-1923 28-Jun-1974 Sgt. Vince Carter on Gomer Pyle



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