From staff reports
Copyright 1995 Houston Chronicle
April 16, 1971: Selena Quintanilla is born in Lake Jackson,
where her father owned a restaurant. After her family later moved to
Corpus Christi, Selena launched her singing career with her father
as manager and her brother, A.B. Quintanilla, as songwriter.
1979: Selena makes her performing debut at age 8.
1992: She marries Christopher Perez, a musician in her band.
February 1993: David Lee Garza and Selena perform before a
Sunday matinee then-record audience of 57,894 at the Houston
Livestock Show and Rodeo at the Astrodome.
August 1993: More than 20,000 people hear Selena y Los Dinos at
the Pasadena Fairgrounds.
October 1993: Selena and Ram Herrera are featured performers at
the Tejano Grand Finale show of the Coca-Cola Road Trip at Guadalupe
Plaza Park in Houston.
February 1994: Selena performs for a then-record Sunday crowd at
the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo of 60,948 -- of which 8,000
bought standing-room-only tickets.
March 1994: Selena's Selena Live album wins a Grammy award as
best Mexican-American album. She releases her Amor Prohibido the
May 1994: Selena y Los Dinos perform at Guadalupe Park as part
of the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration.
July 1994: Selena's song Amor Prohibido, the title track from
her album, reaches No. 1 on Billboard's Latin chart to become the
biggest hit of her career. Touring behind the album she performs for
20,000 at Six Flags AstroWorld's Southern Star Amphitheater.
August 1994: Selena, Mazz and Emilio Navaira are featured
performers at the third annual Tejano Superfest at Guadalupe Plaza.
December 1994: Selena headlines the New Years Eve dance at the
George R. Brown Convention Center.
January 1995: Selena is nominated for a Grammy for Best
Feb. 11, 1995: Selena dominates the 15th annual Tejano Music
Awards at the Alamodome in San Antonio, winning in six of 15
categories. For an unprecedented seventh straight year, her awards
included female vocalist and female entertainer of the year. She
also won Album of the Year for Amor Prohibido.
Feb. 26, 1995: Selena performs a triumphant concert for a
record-setting Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Sunday crowd of
61,041 at the Astrodome. Also on the "Go Tejano Day" bill was Emilio
Navaira, the Tejano Music Awards' male vocalist of the year.
March 31, 1995: Selena is shot to death in Corpus Christi.