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 May 27

By: Legacy Staff

We remember Southern Rock legend Gregg Allman's life today as well as the lives of other notable people who died this day in history

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Died May 25

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Charles Nelson Reilly (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

Charles Nelson Reilly was a one-man show. We remember Reilly's life today as well as the lives of other notable people who died this day in history

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Died May 26

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Art Linkletter (CBS Photo Archive / Contributor / Getty)

Art Linkletter proved that children really do "say the darndest things" via a series of hilarious segments of his TV show, "House Party." We remember Linkletter

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Born May 25

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Dixie Carter (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)

Dixie Carter's sweet Southern charm graced American televisions for seven years as one of the stars of "Designing Women." We remember Carter's life today as wel

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Born May 20

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James Stewart (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Jimmy Stewart starred in many unforgettable films such as "Rear Window," "Vertigo," and "It's a Wonderful Life." We remember Stewart's life today as well as the

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Died May 17

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Donna Summer (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)

Donna Summer was known as the Queen of Disco, selling upward of 100 million albums during her career, including hits like "Love To Love You Baby" and "Hot Stuff

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Born May 11

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Corey Monteith (FOX Image Collection / 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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Died May 10

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Shel Silverstein  (Photo by Alice Ochs//Getty Images)

Multitalented Shel Silverstein is well-known for his children's book "The Giving Tree." We remember Silverstein's life today as well as the lives of notable peo

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Born May 8

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Don Rickles

Remembering the king of insult comics Don Rickles on what would have been his 92nd birthday along with other notable people who were born this day in histo

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Born May 6

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Orson Welles  (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

Orson Welles is widely considered to be one of the greatest directors of all time, and his movie "Citizen Kane" stands as a masterpiece of cinema

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Born May 23

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Rosemary Clooney (NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

After Rosemary Clooney charmed the world with hit singles like "Come on-a My House," "Mambo Italiano," and others, she moved on to an acting career

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Born May 21

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The Notorious BIG  (Wikimedia Commons)

One of the key members of the East Coast hip-hop scene, Christopher Wallace, aka the Notorious B.I.G., was one of the most popular rappers of the 1990s

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Died May 20

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Gilda Radner (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Gilda Radner was one of the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players, the very first comedians to make "Saturday Night Live" hilarious

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Died May 18

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Chris Cornell

We remember the talented rock star Chris Cornell today as well as the lives of other notable people who died this day in history

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Died May 15

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June Carter Cash (Yale Joel / Getty)

June Carter Cash was part of the Carter Family before starting her own musical family with her third husband, Johnny Cash

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Born May 14

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Tamara Dobson (Everett Collection)

Actress Tamara Dobson starred in "Cleopatra Jones" and became an icon of the blaxploitation era, even though she only had a few film credits to her name

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Born May 9

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Mike Wallace (Photo by Bachrach/Getty Images)

Mike Wallace earned an impressive 21 Emmy awards during his decades long career in television journalism, and he is remembered best for his work on the seminal

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Died May 8

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Dana Plato (Photo by: Frank Carroll/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)

For many of us, actress Dana Plato will always be Kimberly Drummond, the teenage daughter on the 1980s sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes." We remember Plato's life toda

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Born May 7

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Tim Russert (Photo by: Mark Heayn/NBC NewsWire)

Tim Russert hosted "Meet the Press" for more than 16 years, becoming a trusted source of political news and incisive interviews

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Born May 22

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Harvey Milk (AP Photo)

Harvey Milk was already an icon for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights movement when he was gunned down in 1978

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Born May 18

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Perry Como (CBS Photo Archive / Getty)

Bing Crosby once described Perry Como as "the man who invented casual." We remember Como's life today as well as the lives of other notable people who were born

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Died May 16

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Sammy Davis Jr. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)

Sammy Davis Jr. was an entertainment powerhouse, a true triple threat of talent. Sammy could sing, dance, act, and be funny, too

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Died May 12

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Robert Reed (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

Before he was part of the family on "The Brady Bunch," Robert Reed was an accomplished television actor, famous for his starring role on "The Defenders." We rem

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Born May 10

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Fred Astaire (Photo via John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images)

Gene Kelly, one of the major stars of filmed dance, said that "the history of dance on film begins with Fred Astaire." We remember his life today as well as the

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Died May 9

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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