Selena was born on April 16, 1971.
Born in Lake Jackson, Texas, she started recording music in the 1980s. Before she was crowned the Queen of Tejano music, people used to call her the "Mexican Madonna" because she would wear blinged-out bras on stage. But the truth is that Selena was no Mexican Madonna, she was incomparable.
She was murdered on March 31, 1995.
Yolanda Saldivar, who was the founder of Selena's fan club, shot and killed Selena in Corpus Christi, Texas. Selena was only 23 years old when she died.
Selena would have turned 48 years old this year.
At this point, Selena has been dead for longer than she was alive, but her fans keep her legacy alive. To this day, major celebs dress up like Selena for Halloween.
April 16, would be the perfect day to celebrate her legacy!
Make it happen, Texas! Pass legislation to make April 16 Selena Quintanilla Pérez Day! We realize that it would just be official in Texas, but you never know what other states might follow your lead.