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Houston ranks 51st in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Mexico City, Oslo, and The Bronx. Memorable people born in Houston include Patrick Swayze, Robert Woodrow Wilson, and Kenny Rogers. Memorable people who died in Houston include Howard Hughes, George H. W. Bush, and Gene Cernan. Houston has been the birth place of many actors and singers and the death place of many astronauts and politicians. Houston is located in United States.

Houston is the most populous city in Texas, fourth-most populous city in the United States, most populous city in the Southern United States, as well as the sixth-most populous in North America, with a population of 2,304,580 in 2020. Located in Southeast Texas near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it is the seat of Harris County and the principal city of the Greater Houston metropolitan area, which is the fifth-most populous metropolitan statistical area in the United States. Houston is the southeast anchor of the greater megaregion known as the Texas Triangle. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1858 and 2002, Houston was the birth place of 137 globally memorable people, including Patrick Swayze, Robert Woodrow Wilson, and Kenny Rogers. Additionaly, 42 globally memorable people have passed away in Houston including Howard Hughes, George H. W. Bush, and Gene Cernan.

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Most individuals born in present day Houston were actors (61), singers (17), basketball players (10), politicians (6), and musicians (6),  while most who died were astronauts (8), politicians (7), actors (6), singers (4), and musicians (3).

Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Houston, including Patrick Swayze, Dennis Quaid, and Jim Parsons. Whereas, throughout history, actors have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Houston, including Patrick Swayze, Dennis Quaid, and Jim Parsons.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 21 globally memorable people born in Houston since 1700.