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 TODAY IN HISTORY ›

Died December 12

By: Legacy Staff

Peter Boyle (Photo by Donato Sardella/WireImage)

Peter Boyle made audiences laugh throughout his Emmy-winning acting career. Today we remember him and other notable people who died this day in history

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Born December 11

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Big Mama Thornton (Getty)

Big Mama Thornton sang the blues as few others before or since. We remember her life today as well as the lives of other notable people who were born this

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Died December 3

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Gwendolyn Brooks (AP Photo)

When Gwendolyn Brooks was still in high school, her mother drove her to meet the poet Langston Hughes, an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance, who encour

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Died November 30

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Paul Walker (Photo by William Volcov/BrazilPhotoPress/LatinContent/Getty Images)

Paul Walker loved fast cars on and off the big screen – in the movies, he was a star of "The Fast and the Furious" franchise, appearing in six of the seven

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Died November 27

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Harvey Milk (AP Photo)

Harvey Milk was the epitome of the "late bloomer," entering politics at age 40 and quickly becoming an icon for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civi

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Died November 24

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Freddie Mercury (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Freddie Mercury created himself out of thin air. We remember his remarkable life as well as the lives of other notable people who died this day in history

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Born December 3

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Andy Williams (Getty)

Andy Williams was a phenomenon, a singing sensation with 17 gold and three platinum albums to bear testament to just how much his fans loved him

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Died December 1

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Claude Jade (Getty Images)

During her 30 years in film, Claude Jade brought life and love to the screen through her portrayal of Christine Darbon in the films of Francois Truffaut

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Born November 30

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Dick Clark (Getty/ABC/ABC Photo Archives)

Dick Clark was America's oldest teenager, or at least that's how it appeared thanks to his youthful appearance and a lifetime spent introducing us to the newest

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Born November 24

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Donald Dunn (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

Donald "Duck" Dunn may be most famous for his turn in "The Blues Brothers" and its sequel – he was the bassist in the backing band for the f

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Died November 18

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James Coburn (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

James Coburn won an Academy Award for his performance as Glen Whitehouse in "Affliction," and though it was his only Oscar, it was far from his only f

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Born December 4

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Dennis Wilson (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)

Drummer Dennis Wilson is known best as one of the founders of the Beach Boys along with his older brother Brian and his younger brother Carl

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Died December 2

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Desi Arnaz (Getty/Archive Photos)

Desi Arnaz played many roles during his life: actor, musician, father, husband, producer, and co-creator of television reruns through his groundbreaking comedy

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Born November 26

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Charles Schulz (Getty Images)

Charles Schulz was one of the most beloved and influential comic artists of all time, thanks to the timeless characters he created in his "Peanuts" strip

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Born November 22

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Rodney Dangerfield  (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Rodney Dangerfield got no respect … except from the millions of fans who loved his work and the generation of comedians that he influenced