Selena Quintanilla was born on April 16, 1971, in Lake Jackson, Texas. The beloved Mexican-American Tejano Queen was one of the most influential singers of her generation before her tragic murder. The Quintanilla family created the Selena museum in 1998 after fans sent them thousands of letters asking for a public memorial. The museum and its iconic statue of Selena is now a place of pilgrimage for fans. Along with photos of the statue, the museum also displays Selena's red Porsche, her numerous awards, outfits and other memorabilia. A great day to visit is Selena's birthday. Then Governor George W. Bush named it "Selena Day" in Texas two weeks after her death and many fans throughout Texas celebrate it as a memorial to the great singer's life and her dedication to giving back to the Texas communities that loved her. There is also a Selena Memorial in Corpus Christi, seen here.