Texas Landmarks and Legacies - Today in Texas History
Vol MMXVII, No 234 August 22, 1989 Tuesday Evening
Nolan Ryan reaches his 5,000th
Obituaries
Songwriter, Singer Floyd Tillman dies
GALVESTON Click Here to follow "Floyd Tillman" back in Time  (2003)     On this date in 2003, country singer and songwriter, Floyd Tillman died. Son of a sharecropper, Tillman was raised in Post in the southern Texas panhandle. Tillman has over 1,000 country songs to his credit, and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. See "Floyd Tillman" Page 1D

Born This Date
Actress Regina Taylor born in Dallas
DALLAS   (1960)    On this date in 1960, actress Regina Taylor was born in Dallas. She was raised in Muskogee Oklahoma, but returned to Dallas, graduating from Pinkston High School in 1977. In 1981, Taylor graduated from Southern Methodist University. On Broadway, she was the first black woman to play Juliet. She made her film debut in "Lean on Me", and in 1991-94, starred 39 episodes of "I'll Fly Away". In 2007 she was cast as Molly Blaine in "The Unit".    More about "Regina Taylor on the Web

Fans Go Crazy
ARLINGTON Click Here to follow "Nolan Ryan" back in Time(1989)Click Here to follow "Nolan Ryan" forward in Time  On this date in 1989, Texas Ranger pitcher Nolan Ryan struck out Rickey Henderson of the Oakland A's, for his 5,000th Career strikeout. Ryan had set the new strikeout record six years before, passing Walter Johnson's old record of 3,509. Ryan would add another 714 strikeouts before his retirement in 1993. More of "Nolan Ryan" on the Web
Labor Desk
Construction begins on Lake Texoma
DENISON   (1939)    On this date in 1939, construction began on Lake Texoma on the Red River. It will be the largest lake in or adjacent to Texas.