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 January 16

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Aaliyah (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

The singer, dancer and actress Aaliyah was just 14 when she recorded her debut album, "Age Ain't Nothing but a Number," a smash hit that went double platinum an

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Died January 15

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Dolores O'Riordan

We remember the Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan's life today as well as the lives of other notable people who died this day in history

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Died January 12

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Agatha Christie  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Agatha Christie's novels have sold over 2 billion copies, making her the best-selling author of all time, according to the "Guinness Book of World Records." We

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Died January 9

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Peter Cook (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)

Peter Cook, the British comedian and satirist, helped establish anti-establishment comedy in the U.K., an irony he most likely enjoyed

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Died January 3

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Phil Everly (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)

Phil Everly was one of the Everly Brothers, the country-tinged rock 'n' rollers who electrified the nation's teens in the late 1950s and '60s

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Died December 31

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Ricky Nelson (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Ricky Nelson grew up in front of America on the popular sitcom "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet." We remember Nelson's life today as well as the lives of ot

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Born December 25

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Humphrey Bogart (Getty)

Humphrey Bogart may be remembered best for a line in the movie "Casablanca," "Play it again, Sam." Bogie was a cultural icon, appearing in other classic films i

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Born January 9

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Richard Nixon (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

Richard Nixon became the 37th president of the United States. He also became the first president to resign from office – as a result of the Watergate scandal

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Born January 7

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Zora Neale Hurston (Wikimedia Commons)

Author Zora Neale Hurston's novels and stories were very nearly forgotten after her death, but we can thank her fellow author Alice Walker for sparking a renewe

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Born January 4

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Sorrell Booke  (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

Sorrell Booke is remembered best for one iconic role: Boss Hogg, the overblown, comic villain of TV's "The Dukes of Hazzard." We remember Booke's life today as

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Born December 31

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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 S

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Died December 28

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Jerry Orbach (Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank)

Jerry Orbach was a versatile actor who starred in many productions on Broadway including "Chicago," and in movies such as the classic "Dirty Dancing," in which

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Died January 7

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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 university

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Born January 5

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Alvin Ailey (AP Photo)

Legendary dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey was born Jan. 5, 1931. Learn more about Ailey and other notable people born this day in history

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Died January 4

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Phil Lynott (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)

Phil Lynott led the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy to stardom in the 1970s on the strength of hits including "The Boys Are Back in Town" and "Jailbreak." We remembe

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Died January 2

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Anne Francis (Getty)

Actress Anne Francis made her mark in science fiction, starring in the groundbreaking film "Forbidden Planet." We remember Francis' life today as well as the li