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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Born September 23

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Ray Charles (Getty Images)

Ray Charles was one of the greats of soul, belting out some of the greatest hits of the 20th century while accompanying himself flawlessly on piano

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Died September 25

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Arnold Palmer (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/WireImage)

Arnold Palmer was simply called "The King."  We remember his life today as well as the lives of other notable people who died this day in history

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Born September 18

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James Gandolfini (Getty)

James Gandolfini became a small-screen legend when he took on the memorable role of Tony Soprano on HBO's "The Sopranos." We remember Gandolfini's life today as

DIED TODAY IN HISTORY ›

Died September 11

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New York Firefighters (Photo by Corazon Aguirre/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, four coordinated terrorist attacks on American soil took the lives of nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Cent

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Died September 6

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Luciano Pavarotti (Photo by Paul Bergen/Redferns)

Luciano Pavarotti was one of the most successful tenors in the history of opera, enjoying popularity in mainstream music and a level of notoriety outside of the

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Born September 5

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

Freddie Mercury created himself out of thin air. We remember Mercury's life as well as the lives of other notable people who were born this day in history

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Born September 12

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

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

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Born September 10

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Charles Kuralt  (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

Charles Kuralt became one of the most popular journalists of his era, thanks in part to his popular and long-running "On the Road" segments on "The CBS Evening

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Died September 4

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Joan Rivers was one of the most celebrated comedians of all time, one who paved the way for generations of female comedians to follow with her hilarious stand-u

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Born September 3

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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 were

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Born September 17

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John Ritter (Everett Collection)

John Ritter cracked us up when he played klutzy ladies' man Jack Tripper for eight seasons of "Three's Company" – plus another season on its spinoff, "Three's a

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Born September 16

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B.B. King (Getty Images)

B.B. King went down in history as one of the greatest guitarists of all time – Rolling Stone named him No. 6 on their list, while Time ranked him No. 3

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Died September 14

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Patrick Swayze (Photo by Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images)

Patrick Swayze was a classically trained dancer, and he danced his way into lots of hearts in "Dirty Dancing." We remember Swayze's life today as well as the li

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Born September 13

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Nell Carter (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

Nell Carter may be known best for starring as a sassy housekeeper on TV's "Gimme a Break!", a six-season gig that allowed her to showcase her powerful singing v

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Died September 10

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Jane Wyman (Photo by Jack Albin/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Jane Wyman's Hollywood career lasted over 60 years. We remember her life today as well as the lives of other notable people who died this day in history

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Died September 7

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Keith Moon (Photo by George Wilkes/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Keith Moon, the drummer for The Who, was a brilliant percussionist as famous for his legendary behavior as his groundbreaking contributions to rock music

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Born September 4

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Dick York (Getty/Silver Screen Collection)

Dick York's most famous role was on TV's "Bewitched." We remember York's life today as well as the lives of other notable people who were born this day in histo

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Died September 2

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Bob Denver (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

Bob Denver was an icon of 1960s television, thanks to his role as hapless sailor Gilligan on the classic sitcom "Gilligan's Island." We remember Denver's life t