McKinney has the second highest population in Collin County, Texas. It is situated about 32 miles north of Dallas and is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Metroplex.
In 2017, the city emerged as the third-fastest growing city in the United State with a population of 179,804. In 2014, Money Magazine described McKinney as the best place to live in America. He following are some of the 6 famous people from this city.
1. Tom Kite
Tom Oliver Kite is an American professional golfer who spent nearly 175 weeks among top-10 positions of the Official World-Golf Ranking between 1989 and 1994. He was born in on December 9, in 1949 and won his first tournament at the age of 11.
He was one of the first players to emphasize the use of sport psychologist and better physical fitness for improving the game. He won 19 P.G.A Tour and was named P.G.A of American-Player of the Year in 1989.
2. Haystacks Calhoun
Professionally known as ‘Haystack’, this gigantic wrestler was one of the most prolific figures of attention in wrestling’s ‘Kayfabe Era’ in 50s and 60s. He was born on August 3, 1934 and is widely considered as a pioneer of super-heavyweight wrestling.
In one of the most famous wrestling matches of 1960s, Haystack fought and won against Happy Humphrey who outweighed him by 150 lb in Madison-Square Garden. He also participated in tag team division and won both N.W.A Tri-State Tag-Team Championship and the N.W.A Canadian Tag-Team Championship in 1966.
3. John A. Warden
Hailed as one of the leading air power theorists of the air force, John A. Warden’s military career spanned over 30 years (1965-1995). He participated in various assignments in Germany, Spain, Vietnam, Italy, and Korea. Born on December 21, 1943, Warden was first assigned to Middle East affairs within Directorate-of-Plans in Pentagon.
This resulted his contribution into First Gulf-War. He was acknowledged as Pentagon’s premier authority on air force strategy at the time. Later, he served as a Special Assistant for Policy-Studies and National Security-Affairs to the Vice President.
4. Alex Puccio
Alex Puccio was born on June 15, 1989 in McKinney. One of the strongest climbers of all time, she specializes in bouldering and has won American-Bouldering Series ten times. She is the most accomplished female bouldering competitor of America and is a top sports figure at I.F.S.C world competitions.
She’s won 1 Gold as well as 4 Silver and 8 Bronze medals in bouldering World Cup events till now. She also climbed razor blade climb Terre De-Sienne V13 (8B) at Hueco Tanks soon after recovering from a serious injury.
5. Roy Furr
Roy Furr was the founder of Furr’s chain of supermarkets and restaurants. Hew was born in 1907 and studied at Clarendon College in Clarendon as well as the University of Oklahoma. In 1923, he along with his father and brother launched the first Furr-Food Store in Amarillo.
He also branched out his business and became chairman of board of Farm-Pac Kitchens, Rore Realty company, and Core-Oil Company. By the time of his death, his possessions include 68 supermarkets, 57 cafeterias spread across seven states, family centers spread across 3 states, 2 jets, 150 airplanes as well as a realty company in Lubbock.
6. Jami Deadly
Jami Deadly is an American actress, model, singer, and dancer born on 18 may, 1979. She featured in the NTTV show ‘Deadly Cinema’ and is a famous Marilyn Monroe tribute artist. She has modelled for Poison Candy, Versatile fashion, and several other fashion brands. As a burlesque performer, she has opened up for Dita Von Tesse.
She was honoured with Scream Queen for the month of September by screamqueen.com in 2005. She has also featured in two movies: Vampire: The Movie & Devil Girl.