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 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

DIED TODAY IN HISTORY ›

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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Born June 22

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Freddie Prinze (Getty/NBCU Photo Bank)

Freddie Prinze was only 22 when he died, but he made his mark and then some, with a successful stand-up career and a hit sitcom

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Died June 20

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Prodigy

Prodigy was a rapper with the influential hip-hop duo Mobb Deep. We remember his life today as well as the lives of other notable people who died this

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Born June 20

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John Mahoney

The great character actor John Mahoney entertained us for many years as the cantankerous Martin Crane on "Frasier."  We remember his life today a

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Born June 17

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Hand with a Reflecting Sphere, 1935, by MC Escher

M.C. Escher is famous for his art, mind-bending landscapes that convince our eyes to see things that couldn't possibly exist in real life

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Born June 15

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Waylon Jennings  (Photo by Larry Hulst/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Waylon Jennings first made music in a recording studio in 1958 thanks to help from Buddy Holly, who hired Jennings to play bass for the "Winter Dance Party Tour

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Born June 14

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Junior Walker (Getty)

Saxophonist Junior Walker led one of Motown Records' signature bands, Junior Walker and the All Stars, whose 1960s hits included "Shotgun" and "What Does It Tak

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Born June 11

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Gene Wilder (Getty/Silver Screen)

Gene Wilder was a comic acting genius. We remember his life today as well as the lives of other notable people who were born this day in history

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Born June 9

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Les Paul (Photo by RJ Capak/WireImage for Gibson Guitar)

Most guitar players today owe a lot to Les Paul, who innovated rock 'n' roll guitar with many new techniques and inventions

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Born June 8

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Joan Rivers Getty/Jeff Kravitz

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 June 5

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Spalding Gray Robert R McElroy / Getty

Spalding Gray was known best for his monologues, autobiographical tales that ranged from hilarious stories to intense rants

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Died June 4

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Ronnie Lane (Debi Doss / Getty)

Ronnie Lane may not be the best-known rocker of the 1960s and '70s, but he was a member of two highly influential bands: Faces and Small Faces

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Born June 1

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Marilyn Monroe  (Photo by Baron/Getty Images)

She was born Norma Jeane Mortenson but is known better to the world as Marilyn Monroe, an icon of beauty, glamour, talent, and tragedy

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Died June 19

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James Gandolfini (Getty/Matt Carr / Contributor)

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

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Died June 16

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George Reeves in The Adventures of Superman

George Reeves, who brought the world's most famous superhero to life in the long-running hit television series "The Adventures of Superman," died June 16, 1959

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Died June 13

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Jimmy Dean  (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)

Jimmy Dean may be the only person in the Country Music Hall of Fame who also appeared in a James Bond film and made a fortune selling sausage

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Died June 10

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Ray Charles Getty/CBS

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 June 7

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Alan Turing (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

Alan Turing was a pioneering British mathematician and computer scientist considered to be at the forefront of artificial intelligence

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Died June 5

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Ronald Reagan  (Photo by Bachrach/Getty Images)

Long before he was elected president of the United States, Ronald Reagan began his varied career as a radio announcer and quickly moved on to fame on the silver

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Died June 2

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Richard Dawson  (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

Richard Dawson became one of America's favorite British imports when he took a role on TV's "Hogan's Heroes." We remember Dawson's life today as well as the liv

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Born June 10

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Judy Garland (Getty)

Judy Garland entertained the world for over 40 years with her movies and music, earning a reputation as one of the most beloved performers from Hollywood's gold

DIED TODAY IN HISTORY ›

Died June 8

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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