Texas Landmarks and Legacies - Today in Texas History
Vol MMXVII, No 272 September 29, 1977 Thursday Evening
State Treasurer, Jesse James dies at 72
Today in Sports
Cowboy's Bill Howton sets new NFL Rushing Record
WASHINGTON DC Click Here to follow "Dallas Cowboys" back in Time (1963) Click Here to follow "Dallas Cowboys" forward in Time  On this date in 1963, Cowboys wide receiver Bill Howton broke Don Hutson's all-time rushing record with a 14-yard catch. Dallas would go on to lose to Washington 17-21.    More about "Dallas Cowboys" on the Web

Born This Date
Oail Andrews (Bum) Phillips, born in Nederland
NEDERLAND   (1923) Click Here to follow "Bum Phillips" forward in Time  On this date in 1923, OA "Bum" Phillips was born in Nederland in southeast Texas. In 1975 Phillips was made Head Coach and General Manager of the Houston Oilers, and remains their winningest coach in history (59 wins to 38 losses). Phillips was known for his stocky build, his country ways, and his crew cut.    More about "Bum Phillips on the Web
Gene Autry born in Tioga in Grayson County
SHERMAN   (1907) Click Here to follow "Gene Autry" forward in Time  Orvon Gene Autry was born on this date in 1907. Country music star, turned actor, he was one of the greatest country artists to come out of the depression. His hits include "Tumbling Tumbleweed", "Back in the Saddle Again" and all-time Christmas favorite "Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer".    More about "Gene Autry on the Web

Jesse James dies
AUSTIN  (1977)   Since 1941, The Texas State Treasurer was a man by the name of Jesse James. Whether the name's similarity to the notorious outlaw helped in his election and relection or not, he was able to holt his elected post for over 35 years. On this date in 1977, Jesse James died at the age of 72.
Political Desk
Supreme Court Judge upholds Johnson's Nomination
WASHINGTON DC Click Here to follow "LBJ" back in Time (1948) Click Here to follow "LBJ" forward in Time  On this date in 1948, Supreme Court judge Hugo Black ordered Lyndon Johnson's name be placed on the Texas ballot for US Senator, despite controversy and claims of election fraud by his opponent, Coke Stephenson.