Texas Landmarks and Legacies - Today in Texas History
Vol MMXVII, No 250 September 7, 1963 Saturday Evening
Sam Baugh inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame
Born This Date
Buddy Holly born in Lubbock
LUBBOCK   (1936) Click Here to follow "Buddy Holly" forward in Time  On this date in 1936, Charles Hardin "Buddy Holly" Holley was born in Lubbock. His band "The Crickets" was the original rock band, and influenced such greats as the Beatles, the Hollies, the Rolling Stone among others.
   His greatest hits were "Peggy Sue", "Maybe Baby", "Everyday", "True Love Ways" and "That'll be the Day". He died tragically in 1959 while on tour in the midwest. Buddy would live to be only 22, but would change rock music forever.
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Samuel A Baugh
CANTON, OHIO Click Here to follow "Sam Baugh" back in Time(1963)Click Here to follow "Sam Baugh" forward in Time  Sam Baugh, from Sweetwater, changed football in the 1930s and 40s. At Texas Christian in Fort Worth, his passing led TCU to a National Championship. Then, in his 15 years with the Washington Redskins he changed the NFL, leading the Redskins to numerous NFL Championships.
   On this date in 1963, Sam Baugh and 16 others became the first class of inductees in the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.