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 20

By: Legacy Staff

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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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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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 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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Died May 19

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Jackie Kennedy  (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

We remember celebrities who died this day, May 19, in history, including incomparable first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. 

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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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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 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 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 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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Born May 2

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Lesley Gore (Photo by David Redfern/Redferns)

Lesley Gore launched her celebrated singing career with a catchy ode to teen heartbreak: "It's My Party." We remember Gore's life today as well as the lives of

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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

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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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Died May 1

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Helen Wagner  (Photo by Marc Bryan-Brown/WireImage)

Soap opera legend Helen Wagner kicked off her 13-week contract for "As the World Turns" with her now-famous "good morning, dear." We remember Wagner's life toda

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Died April 27

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Vicki Sue Robinson Waring Abbott / Michael Ochs Archives / Getty

Vicki Sue Robinson will always have a place in the hearts of dance music fans, thanks to her irresistible single "Turn the Beat Around." We remember Robinson's