Texas Landmarks and Legacies - Today in Texas History
Vol MMXVII, No 2 January 2, 1974 Wednesday Evening
Heart Attack claims Tex Ritter, 67
Born This Date
King of the Road, Roger Miller is born
FORT WORTH   (1936) Click Here to follow "Roger Miller" forward in Time  On this date in 1936, Roger Miller was born in Fort Worth. Before his death in 10/25/1992, he would be a household name with smash hits like "Dang Me", "King of the Road", "Chug-a-Lug", "You Can't Roller Skate in a Buffalo Heard" and "Husbands and Wives".    More about "Roger Miller on the Web

Tex Ritter dies
NASHVILLE TN Click Here to follow "Tex Ritter" back in Time(1974)   On this date in 1974, Country Singer Tex Ritter died in Nashville of a heart attack. He was born Woodward Maurice Ritter in Murvaul in Panola County. His hits include "Rye Whiskey" (1931), "Boll Weevil" (1945), "Wayward Wind," and "You Are My Sunshine" (1946). He father two sons, Thomas, and actor, John Ritter (1948-2003). He was 67. More of "Tex Ritter" on the Web
Military Desk
Doris Miller is assigned to the West Virginia
HONOLULU HI Click Here to follow "Doris Miller" back in Time (1940) Click Here to follow "Doris Miller" forward in Time  On this date in 1940, Cook Third Class Doris "Dorie" Miller, was assigned to the USS West Virginia (BB-48), where he became the ship's heavyweight boxing champion. Following a short tour on the USS Nevada, he returned to the West Virginia in August, where he was serving when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Miller stepped up to an abandoned anti-aircraft gun and without any training shot down at least two enemy planes.   More about "Doris Miller" on the Web