The Long, Loud History of Sports and Politics (in 66 Pictures)

The Colin Kaepernick of 1906 was an Irish triple-jumper named Pete O'Connor.

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Died August 14

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Lisa Robin Kelly (Getty)

Lisa Robin Kelly was known best for playing Laurie Forman, Eric's sister, on "That '70s Show." We remember Kelly's life today as well as the lives of other nota

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Died August 15

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Will Rogers (Getty/Bettmann)

Will Rogers, known affectionately as Oklahoma's Favorite Son, was a leading comedic voice during the Progressive Era in the early 20th century

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Died August 16

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Elvis (Photo by RB/Redferns)

Elvis Presley, or the King to his fans, transformed popular culture in post-World War II America with his voice, charm, and gyrating hips

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Born August 10

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Jimmy Dean  (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)

Jimmy Dean may be the only person in the Country Music Hall of Fame who also appeared in a James Bond film and made a fortune selling sausage

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Died August 9

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Bernie Mac (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Bernie Mac made us laugh, whether he was performing stand-up comedy, starring in his own sitcom, or making memorable appearances in movies

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Died August 7

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Peter Jennings (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)

Peter Jennings, one of America's most trusted voices in news, anchored ABC's "World News Tonight" for more than 20 years – but before that, he was&nbs

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Born August 1

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Jerry Garcia (Getty/Michael Putland)

Jerry Garcia led the counterculture of the 1960s in a musical movement that included peace, love, and lots of extended musical interludes

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Born July 28

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Jackie Kennedy  (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was one of the most beloved first ladies in U.S. history as well as one of the most admired figures of the 20th century

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Born August 11

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Alex Haley  (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

Alex Haley was known best for the one novel he completed: "Roots: The Saga of an American Family." We remember Haley's life today as well as the lives of other

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Died August 8

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Glen Campbell

We remember the "Rhinestone Cowboy," Glen Campbell, the country superstar who charted 80 hit songs in his career as well as the lives of other notable

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Died August 5

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Marilyn Monroe  (Photo by Baron/Getty Images)

She was born Norma Jeane Mortenson but is known better to the world as Marilyn Monroe, an icon of beauty, glamor, talent, and tragedy

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Born August 4

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Louis Armstrong (Getty)

Louis Armstrong was one of the most popular entertainers of the 20th century, famed for his trumpet playing, gravelly voice, and seemingly ever-present big smil

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Born August 2

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Carroll O'Connor (Getty/CBS)

Carroll O'Connor helped to redefine television comedy in the 1970s as Archie Bunker, using the medium to tackle issues of race relations, women's rights, a

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Died August 1

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Corazon Aquino  (Photo by Eric BOUVET/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Corazon Aquino went from self-described "plain housewife" to president of the Philippines in 1986, swept into office by the People Power Revolution

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Died July 27

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Bob Hope (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Actor and comedian Bob Hope starred in more than 70 films during his six-decade career and made numerous appearances on television and in theatrical productions

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Died August 10

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Isaac Hayes (Getty/GAB Archive)

Isaac Hayes' soulful, funk-infused music won him an Oscar for the theme from "Shaft," making him the third African-American to win an Academy Award

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Born July 31

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Richard Griffiths (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Richard Griffiths was an award-winning star of stage and screen, big and small, but many Americans know him best for one iconic role

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Died July 30

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Claudette Colbert (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

Claudette Colbert took home an Oscar for her work on "It Happened One Night" and built a reputation as Hollywood's go-to leading lady for screwball comedies

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Died July 28

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Eileen Brennan (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Eileen Brennan won over audiences as Doreen Lewis in "Private Benjamin." We remember Brennan's life today as well as the lives of other notable people who died

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Born July 27

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Jerry Van Dyke

We remember the talented and funny Jerry Van Dyke's life today as well as the lives of other notable people who were born this day in history

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Died July 25

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Charlie Rich (Photo by David Redfern/Redferns)

Charlie Rich, aka the Silver Fox, won two Grammy awards for his 1973 hit "The Most Beautiful Girl," and a string of chart-topping hits followed