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 July 17

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Billie Holiday (William Gottlieb / Getty)

Billie Holiday changed the world's expectations for popular music, bringing intense emotion and a unique style to the art form

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Born July 16

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Ginger Rogers (Getty/Bettmann)

Ginger Rogers was one of the great triple threats of cinema history, singing, acting, and dancing her way into the hearts of moviegoers again and again

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Died July 15

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Bert Convy (Ron Tom/NBCU Photo Bank)

Bert Convy is remembered today for his years as the smiling host of game shows like "Win, Lose or Draw," "Super Password," and "To Tell the Truth." We remember

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Died July 14

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Singer and actress Meredith MacRae was a popular fixture in film and on television throughout the 1960s on programs like "My Three Sons" and "Petticoat Junction

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Died July 13

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Cory Monteith (Getty)

Cory Monteith wasn't trained as a singer, but you'd never know it once you heard him belt out the hits as one of the stars of TV's "Glee." We remember Monteith

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Born July 11

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Yul Brynner (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Yul Brynner rose to fame playing a king – King Mongkut of Siam in the classic musical "The King and I." We remember Brynner's life today as well as the lives of

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Born July 7

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Satchel Paige (Library of Congress)

At 42, Satchel Paige was the oldest rookie in Major League Baseball history, making his debut in 1948 after spending decades as a star in the Negro Leagues

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Born July 5

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Warren Oates (Getty/Silver Screen)

You may know Warren Oates from such cult classic movies as "Two-Lane Blacktop" and "Race With the Devil." We remember Oates' life today as well as the lives of

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Born June 28

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Pat Morita (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

Pat Morita got his big break playing diner owner Arnold on TV's "Happy Days," but it was as Mr. Miyagi that he found his greatest fame

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Born June 26

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Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)

Colonel Tom Parker is probably the best-known manager in rock music history, thanks to his longtime association with Elvis Presley

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Born June 23

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June Carter Cash

June Carter Cash, a regular at the Grand Ole Opry, helped pioneer country music with the Carter Family before starting her own musical family with her third hus

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Died July 9

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Isabel Sanford (Photo by Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images)

Isabel Sanford was the first African-American actress to win the Primetime Emmy for lead actress for her portrayal of Louise "Weezy" Jefferson on "The Jefferson

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Born July 8

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Marty Feldman (ullstein bild / Getty)

Marty Feldman got his start writing for and appearing on British comedy shows, but American audiences probably know him best as Igor (pronounced "EYE-gore") fro

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Died July 5

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Ted Williams (Getty)

Ted Williams, aka the Kid, the Splendid Splinter, and the Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived, won dozens of awards for his prolific hitting and excellent overall ba

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Died June 30

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Chet Atkins (GAB Archive / Contributor / Getty)

Chet Atkins was instrumental in creating the Nashville sound, transforming country music in the 1950s from honky-tonk to the smoother, more polished, and popula

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Died June 23

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Peter Falk (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

Peter Falk will be remembered best for his memorable starring role on the TV detective series "Columbo." We remember Falk's life today as well as the lives of o

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Died July 12

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Minnie Riperton (Getty/Michael Ochs Archives)

Minnie Riperton found chart-topping success with her 1975 song "Lovin' You," which showcased her five-octave vocal range and the incredibly high notes she could

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Born July 10

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Nikola Tesla (Wikimedia Commons)

Nikola Tesla revolutionized the way we use electricity, telephones, and radio waves – all without ever successfully graduating from a university

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Born July 6

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Frida Kahlo (Getty/Bettmann)

Frida Kahlo's best-known paintings are self-portraits – with flowers, with monkeys, and always unflinchingly depicting her famously heavy eyebrows. Join us

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Born June 30

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Lena Horne (Getty Images/Silver Screen Collection)

Lena Horne's voice started toes tapping for generations, even as her career was undermined by Hollywood blacklisting during the "Red Scare" of the 1950s

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Died June 28

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Rod Serling (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

Rod Serling's voice introduced viewers to another dimension on his classic TV series, "The Twilight Zone." We remember Serling's life today as well as the lives