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 TODAY IN HISTORY ›

Born November 12

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Grace Kelly (Photo by Gene Lester/Getty Images)

Before Grace Kelly became Princess Grace, she was a successful Hollywood actress, starring in movies such as "Rear Window" and "High Noon." We remember Kel

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Born November 11

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Kurt Vonnegut (AP Photo/Marty Reichenthal)

Author Kurt Vonnegut took the counterculture by storm with his earliest novels, publishing science fiction that was much more than robots and spaceshi

DIED TODAY IN HISTORY ›

Died November 12

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Jonathan Brandis (Getty/NBC/Universal)

Jonathan Brandis was poised for a successful acting career when he made his TV debut at the tender age of 6, appearing on the popular soap opera "One

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Born November 9

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Carl Sagan (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)

Carl Sagan is one of the best-known scientists in history, thanks in large part to his friendly, appealing approach to educating the public about science

DIED TODAY IN HISTORY ›

Died October 28

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Porter Wagoner (Photo by Frank Mullen/WireImage)

Porter Wagoner was one of the flashiest men of country music, well-known for his rhinestone-encrusted Nudie suits and his perfectly pompadoured blond hair

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Died October 26

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Hattie McDanieal (Wikimedia)

Hattie McDaniel won an Academy Award for playing the beloved housekeeper in "Gone with the Wind," becoming the first African-American to win an Oscar

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Born October 23

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Johnny Carson (Getty Images/NBC)

Johnny Carson started entertaining audiences at 14 with magic tricks as the Great Carsoni. We remember Carson's remarkable life today as well as other nota

DIED TODAY IN HISTORY ›

Died November 9

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Ed Bradley (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

Ed Bradley covered everything from the fall of Saigon and the rise of AIDS to the music of Ray Charles and the career of Sir Laurence Olivier

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Born November 8

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Minnie Riperton (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

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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Died October 24

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Rosa Parks (Wikimedia)

Rosa Parks embodied the struggle for civil rights in the U.S. throughout the 1960s, and her name remains an inspiration for those in pursuit of social justice

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Died October 23

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Maybelle Carter

Country music matriarch Maybelle Carter brought the joyful songs of her family to audiences for nearly 50 years and raised a generation of musicians to carry on

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Born October 31

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John Candy (Getty/Harry Langdon)

With a name like John Candy, he had to be born on Halloween. We remember the comic actor and other famous people born this day, October 31, in history

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Born October 28

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Jack Soo  (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

Jack Soo spent five seasons making the worst coffee in America as Nick Yemana on "Barney Miller." We remember Soo's life on what would have been his 100th birth

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Born October 27

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Ruby Dee  (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images)

Actress and activist Ruby Dee charmed audiences in dozens of films, from an early role in "The Jackie Robinson Story" to her award-winning turn in "A Raisin in