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Last Updated 10-22-2019

Giant Baba -- b.1/23/1938 d.1/31/1999 (61)
Wrestler, Japanese
Names/Places: RN:Shohei Baba

Shirley Babashoff -- b.1/31/1957 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: MN: Frances
Misc: holds the record for American woman winning the most Olympic medals [2 gold, 6 silver, 1972 & 1976]) Olympic medals

Kristen Elizabeth Babb-Sprague -- b.7/29/1968 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Tai Reina Babilonia -- b.9/22/1960
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete

Randy Bachman -- b.9/27/1943
Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, Canadian
Misc: some say b. 1946
Group Names: Bachman-Turner Overdrive, The Guess Who

Adolph Bachmeier -- b.??/??/????
Soccer Player

Bill Bachrach -- b.5/15/1879 N.S. d.7/??/1959 N.S. (80)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player
Misc: was a swimming and water polo coach

Bill Backer -- b.6/9/1926 N.S. d.5/13/2016 N.S. (89)
Author, Entertainment Figure
Misc: an Advertising Hall of Fame member famous for creating the "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" campaign for Coca Cola in 1971; was also behind advertising for Campbell's Soup, Miller Lite, Wendy's and more.
Book Titles: The Care of Feeding of Ideas

Bob Backlund -- b.4/14/1949
Wrestler
Names/Places: RFMN:Robert Lee
Misc: wrestling career spanning over 30 years

Sherwin Badger -- b.8/29/1901 d.4/8/1972 (70)
Figure Skater

Morris "Red" Badgro -- b.12/1/1902 d.7/13/1998 (95)
NFL Player
Misc: 4x All-Pro
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (1927-1928), New York Giants (1930-1935), Brooklyn Dodgers (1936)

Gordy Baer -- b.8/20/1939
Bowler

Max Baer Sr. -- b.2/11/1909 d.11/21/1959 (50)
Movie Actor, Boxer
Names/Places: Max Jr.'s dad
Misc: was one of the best heavyweight boxers in history, but only held the title for one year before losing to James Braddock. Joe Louis ended his hopes for a repeat as champion, but Baer still won 61 of 80 fights.

Joan Baez -- b.1/9/1941
Political Activist, Actress, Folk Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Staten Island, N.Y.
Misc: advocate of human rights
Song Titles: The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Braulio Baeza -- b.3/26/1940
Jockey, Panamaian
Misc: the first person to go over $3 million in purses in a single year

Jeff Bagwell -- b.5/27/1968
MLB Coach, MLB First Baseman
Misc: ML MVP 1994, 4x All-Star, Gold Glove, 3x Silver Slugger; Astros #5 retired
Sports Teams: Houston Astros (1991-2005)

Walter Bahr -- b.4/1/1927 N.S. d.6/18/2018 N.S. (91)
Soccer Player
Misc: long time captain of the U.S. national team

Champ Bailey -- b.6/22/1978 N.S.
NFL Cornerback
Misc: 12x Pro Bowl, 3x First Team All-Pro, 4x Second Team All-Pro
Sports Teams: Washington Redskins (1999-2003), Denver Broncos (2004-2013)

Delford Bailey -- b.12/14/1899 d.7/2/1982 (82)
Harmonicaist, Country Singer

Garnet Edward "Ace" Bailey -- b.6/13/1948 N.S. d.9/11/2001 N.S. (53)
NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played from 1968-1979
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues, Washington Capitals, Edmonton Oilers (WHA)

Jerry Bailey -- b.8/29/1957
Sports Analyst, Jockey

John "Buddy" Bailey -- b.??/??/1930 d.2/3/1994
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Clovers

Philip Bailey -- b.5/8/1951
Music Producer, Songwriter, Percussionist, Gospel Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer, Funk Singer
Names/Places: b. in Denver, Co.
Misc: Conga
Group Names: Earth Wind & Fire (co-lead), soloist
Song Titles: Easy Lover (with Phil Collins)
Album Titles: Chinese Wall

Donald Henderson "Dan" Bain -- b.2/14/1874 d.8/15/1962 (88)
Merchant, NHL Center, Canadian
Sports Teams: Winnipeg Victorias (possibly 1894-1902)

Harold Douglas Las Baines -- b.3/15/1959 N.S.
MLB Coach, MLB Outfielder
Misc: 6x All-Star; White Sox number three retired
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox (player 1980-1989, coach 2004-2015), Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians

Buddy Baker -- b.1/25/1941 d.8/10/2015 N.S. (74)
Auto Racer
Names/Places: RFN:Elzie
Misc: NASCAR; fastest win ever in the Daytona 500: 177.602mph [1980]

Elzie Wylie "Buck" Baker -- b.3/4/1919 N.S. d.4/14/2002 N.S. (83)
Auto Racer
Misc: NASCAR

"Ginger" Baker -- b.8/19/1940 N.S. d.10/6/2019 N.S. (79)
Songwriter, Classic Rock Singer, Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Names/Places: FN:Peter
Group Names: Cream, Blind Faith, Masters of Reality

Hobey Baker -- b.1/15/1892 N.S. d.12/21/1918 N.S. (26)
College Football Player, NHL Forward
Names/Places: RN:Hobart Amory Hare Baker
Misc: played 1910-1918; member of both college football and hockey Hall of Fame

John Franklin "Home Run" Baker -- b.3/13/1886 d.6/28/1963 (77)
MLB Third Baseman
Misc: 3x World Series champ, 4x AL home run leader, 2x AL RBI leader, he hit 2 home runs in the 1911 World Series
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (1908-1914), New York Yankees (1916-1919, 1921-1922)

LaVern Baker -- b.11/11/1929 d.3/10/1997 (67)
Soul Singer
Names/Places: RN:Delores Williams

Lawrence Baker Sr. -- b.6/20/1890 d.10/15/1980 (90)
Tennis Player

Terry Wayne Baker -- b.5/5/1941
NFL Player, College Football Player, CFL Figure, Basketball Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1962); in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Oregon State, Los Angeles Rams (1963-1965), Edmonton Eskimos (1966)

Marcelo Balboa -- b.8/8/1967
Soccer Defender, American

Caleb Baldwin -- b.4/22/1769 d.11/8/1827 (58)
Boxer, English

Romeo Alejandro Baldwin -- b.3/17/2018 N.S.
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Hilaria and Alec's son

Marty Balin -- b.1/30/1942 N.S. d.9/27/2018 N.S. (76)
Songwriter, Guitarist, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in Cincinnatti, OH
Misc: some say b. 1943
Group Names: Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, KBC Band, soloist

Alan Ball Jr. -- b.5/12/1945 d.4/25/2007 (61)
Soccer Player, English

Catie Ball -- b.9/30/1951 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: RFN:Catherine; aka Catharine Ball Condon and Catharine Northcutt Ball

John Ball Jr. -- b.12/24/1861 d.12/2/1940 (78)
Golfer

Lucille Ball -- b.8/6/1911 d.4/26/1989 (77)
Radio Actress, TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne, TV Producer
Names/Places: b. in Celoron, NY; NN:Queen of Comedy; RN:Desiree; 2x Desi Arnaz's (1940-60), then Gary Morton's (61-) wife
Misc: died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles; first person D.T. ever recognized
TV Shows: My Favorite Husband, I Love Lucy (as Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo), The Lucy Show (as Lucy Carmichael), Here's Lucy (as Lucy Carter), Life with Lucy (as Lucy Barker)
Movie Titles: Mame

Florence Ballard -- b.6/30/1943 N.S. d.2/22/1976 N.S. (32)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Supremes, soloist

Hank Ballard -- b.11/18/1927 N.S. d.3/2/2003 N.S. (75)
Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Detroit, MI; RN:John Henry Kendricks
Group Names: Hank Ballard & the Midnighters
Song Titles: Work With Me Annie, Annie Had a Baby, Finger Poppin' Time, Original Twist, Let's Go Let's Go Let's Go, The Switch-a-Roo

Harold Ballard -- b.7/30/1903 d.4/11/1990 (86)
NHL Owner, NHL Player
Misc: in the Canadian Football and Hockey Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL, principal owner 1961-1990), Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL, owner 1978-1989)

Jim Ballard -- b.4/16/1972
NFL Quarterback, College Football Player, CFL Figure, XFL Figure
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Mount Union College, London Monarchs (1995), Scottish Claymores (1995-1996), Scottish Claymores (1998), Toronto Argonauts (1999), Saskatchewan Roughriders (2000), Las Vegas Outlaws (2001), Buffalo Destroyers (2001), Indiana Firebirds (2002), Toronto Argonauts (2002), Indiana Firebirds (2003)

Severiano Ballesteros -- b.4/9/1957 d.5/7/2011 (54)
Golfer, Spanish
Names/Places: NN:Seve
Misc: won the Masters at age 23 (youngest)

Phillip E. Balsley -- b.8/8/1939
Country Singer
Group Names: The Statler Brothere, The Kingsmen

Perry Bamonte -- b.9/3/1960
Punk Rock Guitarist, English
Group Names: The Cure, Love Amongst Ruin

Debbie Bampton -- b.10/7/1961
Soccer Midfielder, English
Misc: MBE

Dave Bancroft -- b.4/20/1891 d.10/9/1972 (81)
MLB Manager, MLB Shortstop
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1915-1920), New York Giants (1920-1923), Boston Braves (1924-1927), Brooklyn Robins (1928-1929), New York Giants (1930), Boston Braves (manager 1924-1927)

George Bancroft -- b.10/3/1800 N.S. d.1/17/1891 N.S. (90)
Author, Historian, Statesman
Names/Places: NN:The Father of American History

Ernie Banks -- b.1/31/1931 d.1/23/2015 (83)
MLB First Baseman, MLB Shortstop
Names/Places: b. in Dallas, Texas; NN: Mr. Cub
Misc: NL MVP 1958 and 1959, Gold Glove, 512 Home Runs, 14x all star, 1600+ RBIs, 2528 games played, led NL in home runs and RBI twice each; Cubs #14 retired
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs (1953-1971)

Gordon Banks -- b.12/30/1937 N.S. d.2/12/2019 N.S. (81)
Soccer Goal Keeper, English

Ron Banks -- b.5/10/1951 N.S. d.3/4/2010 N.S. (58)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Dramatics (lead)

Tony Banks -- b.3/27/1950
Songwriter, Singer, Rock & Roll Keyboardist, English
Misc: some say b. 1951
Group Names: Genesis

Bill Barber -- b.7/11/1952
NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1972-1984
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Flyers

"Red" Barber -- b.2/17/1908 d.10/22/1992 (84)
Commentator, Sports Writer, Baseball Announcer
Names/Places: RFN:Walter Lainer; NN:The Ol' Redhead of sports
Misc: Ford C. Frick award winner in 1978
Sports Teams: Cincinnatti Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees

Joseph Barbera -- b.3/24/1911 d.12/18/2006 (95)
Animator, Founder, Producer
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: Hanna-Barbera cartoon empire co-king with William Hanna

Ole Bardahi -- b.1/28/1902 d.8/11/1989 (87)
Businessperson, Sports Figure
Misc: in the Motorsports Hall of Fame

Bobby Bare -- b.4/7/1935
Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Ironton, Ohio
Song Titles: The All-American Boy (as Bill Parsons), 500 Miles Away From Home

Maud Barger-Wallach -- b.6/15/1870 d.4/2/1954 (83)
Tennis Player

Aleksei Barkalov -- b.2/18/1946 N.S. d.9/9/2004 N.S. (58)
Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Ukrainian

Bob Barker -- b.12/12/1923
Game Show Host, Announcer, Radio Disc Jock
Names/Places: b. in Darrington, Wash.
TV Shows: Truth or Consequences, The Price is Right

Francine Barker -- b.4/28/1947 N.S. d.8/13/2005 N.S. (58)
Soul Singer
Names/Places: NN:Peaches; RLN:Hurd
Group Names: Peaches and Herb

Charles Wade Barkley -- b.2/20/1963
NBA Forward, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: NN:Sir Charles; b. in Leeds, Alabama
Misc: traded to Suns for 3 players (June 17, 1992); U.S. Olympic Dream Team member in '92 and '96; career 20,182+ points and 10,055+ rebounds; NBA regular season MVP (1993); 11x NBA All-Star (1987-1997); 5x All-NBA First Team with Philadelphia and Phoenix (1988-1991, 1993); 5x All-NBA Second Team (1986-1987, 1992, 1994-1995); All-NBA Third Team (1996); NBA All-Rookie Team (1985); NBA All-Star Game MVP (1991); 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); member of the "Dream Team" inducted as a unit in 2010.
Sports Teams: Philadelphia 76ers (1984-1992), Phoenix Suns (1992-1996), Houston Rockets (1996-2000)

Chuck Barksdale -- b.1/11/1935
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Dells

Don Barksdale -- b.3/31/1923 d.3/8/1993 (69)
NBA Player, Olympic Athlete
Sports Teams: University of California Los Angeles (1946-1947), Oakland Bittners (1948-1949), Oakland Blue n' gold Atlas (1950-1951), Baltimore Bullets (1951-1953), Boston Celtics (1953-1955)

Al Barlick -- b.4/2/1915 d.12/27/1995 (80)
MLB Umpire

Thomas B. "Tom" Barlow -- b.7/9/1896 N.S. d.9/26/1983 N.S. (87)
NBA Player
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Sphas, Philadelphia Warriors

Leon Barmore -- b.6/3/1944 N.S.
College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Lousiana Tech (player 1965-1967, coach 1977-2002), Baylor (coach 2008-2011)

James Jay Barnes -- b.11/30/1943 N.S.
Songwriter, Gospel Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: aka J.J. Barnes

Jim Barnes -- b.4/8/1886 d.5/24/1966 (80)
Golfer

John Barnes -- b.11/7/1963
Sports Commentator, Soccer Manager, Soccer Left Winger, Jamaican
Misc: MBE; ESPN and SuperSport

Ortheia Barnes -- b.10/18/1944 N.S. d.5/15/2015 N.S. (70)
Jazz Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: J.J. Barnes' sister; aka Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly

Prentis Barnes -- b.4/12/1925 d.10/1/2006 (81)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Moonglows

James Edward "Jim" Barnett -- b.6/9/1924 N.S. d.9/18/2004 N.S. (80)
Wrestling Figure
Misc: was a professional wrestling promoter, and one of the owners of the Indianapolis National Wrestling Alliance promotion

Lem Barney -- b.9/8/1945
NFL Defensive
Misc: 3x Jackson State all-Southwest Conference cornerback; 7x Pro-Bowler
Sports Teams: Detroit Lions (1967-1977)

George Barr -- b.12/31/1915 d.4/11/2000 (84)
Soccer Player
Misc: played fullback; 15 seasons on the ASL

Tom Barrasso -- b.3/31/1965
NHL Coach, NHL Goaltender
Names/Places: RFMN:Thomas Patrick
Misc: played 1983-2003
Sports Teams: Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs, St. Louis Blues, Rochester Americans (AHL)

Laz Barrera -- b.5/8/1924 d.4/25/1991 (66)
Horse Trainer

Marco Antonio Barrera -- b.1/17/1974 N.S.
Sports Analyst, Boxer, Mexican
Names/Places: NN: The Baby Faced Assassin

Syd Barrett -- b.1/6/1946 d.7/7/2006 (60)
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: RN:Roger Keith
Group Names: Pink Floyd

Edward "Ed" Barrow -- b.5/10/1868 N.S. d.12/15/1953 N.S. (85)
Executive, MLB Manager
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (president 1921-45)

Michael Ray "Mike" Barrowman -- b.12/4/1968 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Jeff Barry -- b.4/3/1938
Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer
Misc: was primarily a songwriter; wrote "Da Doo Ron Ron", "Tell Laura I Love Her", "Leader Of The Pack", and more for other artists.
Group Names: Raindrops
Song Titles: Da Doo Ron Ron, Then He Kissed Me, Be My Baby, Chapel of Love, River Deep-Mountain High, Leader of the Pack, Sugar Sugar

Jimmy Barry -- b.3/7/1870 d.4/4/1943 (73)
Boxer, American, Irish

Justin McCarthy "Sam" Barry -- b.12/17/1892 N.S. d.9/23/1950 N.S. (57)
College Baseball Coach, College Football Coach, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Knox College (football 1918-1921, basketball 1918-1922, baseball 1923-1924), Iowa (football 1922-1928, basketball 1922-1929, baseball 1923-1924), USC (football 1929-1941, 1945-1950, basketball 1929-1941, 1945-1950, baseball 1930-1942, 1946-1950)

Marty Barry -- b.12/8/1905 d.8/20/1969 (63)
NHL Center, Canadian
Names/Places: NN:Martin James "Goal-a-Game" Barry
Misc: playing career 1927-1941
Sports Teams: New York Americans, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens

Richard F. "Rick" Barry -- b.3/28/1944
Sportscaster, NBA Forward
Names/Places: b. in Elizabeth, NJ; RN:Richard Francis Dennis Barry III
Misc: Career 18,395 points, 5,168 rebounds, 4,017 assists; NBA scoring leader, 1967, ABA, 1969; forward made over 90% free throws attempted (NBA record); only player to lead both NBA and ABA in scoring; 5-time All-NBA first team; playoff MVP with Golden St. in 1975. NBA Champion (1975), 8x NBA All-Star (1966-1967, 1973-1978), 5x All-NBA First Team (1966-1967, 1974-1976), NBA Rookie of the Year (1966), 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Warriors #24 retired; in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Miami (1962-1965), San Francisco Warriors (1965-1967), Oakland Oaks/Washington Caps (ABA 1968-1970), New York Nets (ABA 1970-1972), Golden State Warriors (1972-1978), Houston Rockets (1978-1980)

Frank Barsalona -- b.3/31/1938 d.11/22/2012 (74)
Music Figure
Misc: a legendary talent agent who revolutionized the rock concert business and the very notion of a rock concert itself.

Earl Bartholome -- b.6/21/1914 N.S. d.1/27/2002 N.S. (87)
Hockey Player
Names/Places: RN:Earl Bartholomew
Sports Teams: Minneapoilis Millers (USHL), Rochester Cardinals (AHL), Cleveland Barons (AHL)

Dave Bartholomew -- b.12/24/1918 N.S. d.6/23/2019 N.S. (100)
Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Trumpeter, Bandleader, Blues Singer, Blues Guitarist
Misc: some say b. in 1920
Song Titles: Blueberry Hill

Peaches Bartkowicz -- b.4/16/1949
Tennis Player
Names/Places: RN: Jane Bartkowicz
Misc: retired as a player in 1971; in the United States Tennis Association / Midwest Hall of Fame as well as the Michigan Sports and National Polish American Sports Halls of Fame

Steve Bartkowski -- b.11/12/1952
NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: 1975 NFC Rookie of the Year; 2x Pro Bowl; Falcons #10 retired; in the College Football HAll of Fame
Sports Teams: University of California Berkeley, Atlanta Falcons (1975-1985), Washington Redskins (1985), Los Angeles Rams (1986)

Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" Barton -- b.12/25/1821 N.S. d.4/12/1912 N.S. (90)
Nurse, Philanthropist, Social Reformer, Humanitarian
Names/Places: b. in Oxford, MA; aka "The Angel of the Battlefield".
Misc: American Red Cross Founder

William Allen "Count" Basie -- b.8/21/1904 N.S. d.4/26/1984 N.S. (79)
Arranger, Composer, Organist, Bandleader, Jazz Pianist
Names/Places: b. in Red Bank, NJ; d. in Hollywood, Florida

Carmen Basilio -- b.4/2/1927 d.11/7/2012 (85)
Boxer
Misc: middleweight boxer lost to Sugar Ray Robinson as Robinson regained the world title for the fourth time [1958)

Benny "Little Fish" Bass -- b.12/15/1904 d.6/25/1975 (70)
Boxer

Ralph Bass -- b.5/1/1911 d.3/5/1997 (85)
Music Executive, Music Producer, Soul Singer

Rolland "Red" Bastien -- b.1/27/1931 N.S. d.8/11/2012 N.S. (81)
Wrestler

Cliff Bastin -- b.3/14/1912 d.12/4/1991 (79)
Soccer Player, English
Misc: outeide left

Robert Bateman -- b.4/30/1936 N.S. d.10/12/2016 N.S. (80)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer

Walter Bathe -- b.12/1/1892 N.S. d.9/21/1959 N.S. (66)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, German

Andy Bathgate -- b.8/28/1932 d.2/26/2016 N.S. (83)
NHL Right Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1952-1975; 1958 NHL MVP
Sports Teams: New York Rangers (NHL), Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Detroit Red Wings (NHL), Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL), Vancouver Blazers (WHA), Vancouver Canucks (WHL), Cleveland Barons (AHL), Pittsburgh Hornets (AHL), Ambrì-Piotta (Nat-A)

Thomas Sydney Battersby -- b.11/18/1887 N.S. d.9/3/1974 N.S. (86)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, English

Cliff Battles -- b.5/1/1910 d.4/28/1981 (70)
NFL Halfback
Misc: in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Boston Braves/Boston Redskins/Washington Redskins (player 1932-1937), Columbia University (coach 1938-1943), Brooklyn Dodgers (coach 1946-1947)

Battling Battalino -- b.2/18/1908 d.7/25/1977 (69)
Boxer
Names/Places: RN:Christopher Battaglia

Bobby Bauer -- b.2/16/1915 d.9/16/1964 (49)
NHL Right Wing, Olympic Athlete, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Robert Theodore Bauer
Misc: pkayed 1935-1962
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins

Sybil Bauer -- b.9/18/1903 N.S. d.1/31/1927 N.S. (23)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

"Slingin'" Sammy Baugh -- b.3/17/1914 d.12/17/2008 (94)
NFL Coach, NFL Quarterback
Misc: held numerous records after 16 pro seasons; QB-DB-P; led Washington to NFL titles in 1937 (his rookie year) and '42; led league in passing 6 times, punting 4 times and interceptions once; record 85 yard punt
Sports Teams: Washington Redskins (player 1937-1952), Hardin-Simmons (coach 1955-1959), New York Titans (coach 1960-1961), Houston Oilers (coach 1964)

David Baughn -- b.??/??/????
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Drifters

William Russell Logan "Willie" Bauld -- b.1/24/1928 N.S. d.3/11/1977 N.S. (49)
Soccer Player, Scotish

Alexander "Alex" Baumann -- b.4/21/1964 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Canadian
Misc: Sports Administrator

Richard W. "Dick" Bavetta -- b.12/10/1939 N.S.
Basketball Referee
Misc: for the NBA; holds the league record for the most officiated games since starting in 1975.

James Curran "Jim" Baxter -- b.9/29/1939 N.S. d.4/14/2001 N.S. (61)
Soccer Midfielder, Scotish

Lloyd Valdemar "Skippy" Baxter -- b.12/6/1919 d.12/18/2012 (93)
Figure Skater

Elgin Baylor -- b.9/16/1934
NBA Executive, NBA Coach, NBA Forward, College Basketball Player
Misc: career 134 games, 3623 points, 27.0 ppg, 23,149 points and 11,463 points; legend who had a game scoring average of 27.4 points for his 14-year pro basketball career; MVP of NCAA tournament in 1958; led Minneapolis-Los Angeles Lakers to 8 NBA Finals; first 10-time All-NBA 1st team (1959-65,67-69). Singlehandedly carried the U. of Seattle to NCAA title game in 1958. Overcame racism in the playgrounds of Washington D.C.
Sports Teams: Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers (1958-1971), New Orleans Jazz (coach 1974, 1976-1979)

Bill Beach -- b.9/12/1929
Bowler
Misc: Won five ABC titles including the Masters crown.

Raymond Beadle -- b.12/16/1943 d.10/20/2014 (70)
Drag Racer

Dawn Pawson Bean -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, American

Frank Beard -- b.6/11/1949
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: ZZ Top

Peter Beardsley -- b.1/18/1961
Soccer Player, English
Misc: forward midfielder

Fred Beardsworth -- b.??/??/1899 d.10/10/1964
Soccer Player, English

Bobby Beathard -- b.1/24/1937 N.S.
NFL General Manager
Misc: 4x Super Bowl champ, 3x AFC champ, 3x NFC champ
Sports Teams: Kansas City Chiefs (1963, 1966-1967), Atlanta Falcons (1968-1971), Miami Dolphins (1972-1977 as Director of player personnel), Washington Redskins (1978-1989 as General manager), San Diego Chargers (1990-2000 as General manager)

Jim Beatty -- b.10/28/1934
Track and Field
Misc: ran first sub 4-minute indoor mile

Zelmo Beaty -- b.10/25/1939 d.8/27/2013 (73)
NBA Player, College Basketball Player, ABA Figure, Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Basketball and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Prairie View A&M (1958-1962), St. Louis / Atlanta Hawks (1962-1969), Utah Stars (ABA 1970-1974), Los Angeles Lakers (1974-1975), Virginia Squires (ABA coach 1975-1976)

Sir Francis "Frank" Joseph Edmund Beaurepaire -- b.5/13/1891 N.S. d.5/29/1956 N.S. (65)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

Gary Beban -- b.8/5/1946
NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1967)
Sports Teams: UCLA, Washington Redskins (1968-1969)

Milivoj Bebić -- b.8/29/1959 N.S.
Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Croatian

Jeff Beck -- b.6/24/1944
Composer/Songwriter, Jazz Musician, Country Singer/Guitarist, English
Group Names: The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group, The Honeydrippers, soloist

Franz Beckenbauer -- b.9/11/1945
Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, German
Misc: captain of West German World Cup champions in 1974 then coached West Germany to World Cup title in 1990; invented sweeper position; played in U.S. for NY Cosmos (1977-80,83).

Boris Becker -- b.11/22/1967
Tennis Player, German
Misc: German 3-time Wimbledon champ (1985-86,89); youngest male (17) to win Wimbledon; led country to 1st Davis Cup win in 1988; has also won U.S. (1989) and Australian (1991) Opens.

Walter Becker -- b.2/20/1950 d.9/3/2017 N.S. (67)
Songwriter, Singer, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Steely Dan

Elizabeth Becker-Pinkston -- b.3/6/1903 N.S. d.4/6/1989 N.S. (86)
Diver, Olympic Athlete, American

David Beckham -- b.5/2/1975
Soccer Midfielder, English

Jacob "Jake" Beckley -- b.8/4/1867 N.S. d.6/25/1918 N.S. (50)
MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: NN:Eagle Eye
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Alleghenys (1888-1889), Pittsburgh Burghers (1890) Pittsburgh Alleghenys/Pirates (1891-1896), New York Giants (1896-1897), Cincinnati Reds (1897-1903), St. Louis Cardinals (1904-1907)

Johnny Beckman -- b.10/22/1895 d.6/22/1968 (72)
NBA Guard
Names/Places: NN:The Babe Ruth of Basketball
Sports Teams: The Original Celtics (1918/19, 1921-27, 1929)

Chuck Bednarik -- b.5/1/1925 d.3/21/2015 (89)
NFL Linebacker
Misc: C-LB; 2-time All-America at Penn and 7-time All-Pro with NFL Philadelphia Eagles as both center (1950) and linebacker (1951-56); knocked NY Giants' Frank Gifford out of commission for over a year with epic 1960 tackle; missed only 3 games in 14 seasons; led Eagles to 1960 NFL title as a 35-year-old two-way player; 8x Pro Bowl, 10x All-Pro, 2x NFL champ; Eagles #60 retired; in the Eagles, College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Eagles (1949-1962)

Józef Bednarski -- b.1/21/1941 N.S.
Wrestler, Body Builder, Polish
Names/Places: ring name: Ivan Putski

Harold Jay "Hal" Bedsole -- b.12/21/1941 N.S. d.12/22/2017 N.S. (76)
NFL Tight End, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Southern California, Minnesota Vikings

Clair Francis Bee -- b.3/2/1896 d.5/20/1983 (87)
NBA Player, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: best winning percentage in collegiate history; originated the 1-3-1 defense, helped develop 3-second rule and 24-second clock; coached from 1925? until 1954.
Sports Teams: LIU Brooklyn (football coach, 1940), Rider (basketball coach, 1928-1931), LIU Brooklyn (basketball coach, 1931-1943, 1945-1951, baseball coach 1934-1939), Baltimore Bullets (NBA coach, 1952-1954)

Francis "Franny" Beecher -- b.9/29/1921 d.2/24/2014 (92)
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: The Comets (lead guitar player for backing band for Bill Haley)

Henry Ward Beecher -- b.6/24/1813 d.3/8/1887 (73)
Author, Orator, Clergyman, Social Reformer, Abolitionist
Names/Places: Catherine Beecher & Harriet Beecher Stowe's brother

Harriet Elizabeth Beecher-Stowe -- b.6/14/1811 d.7/1/1896 (85)
Novelist
Names/Places: Catherine Beecher & Henry Ward Beecher's sister
Book Titles: Uncle Tom's Cabin

Brutus Beefcake -- b.4/21/1957 N.S.
Wrestler
Names/Places: RN: Edward Harrison Leslie; Ring Name: Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake

Fred Beell -- b.1/17/1876 N.S. d.8/5/1933 N.S. (57)
Wrestler, German

Karl Behr -- b.5/30/1885 d.10/15/1949 (64)
Tennis Player

Jem Belcher -- b.4/15/1781 d.7/30/1811 (30)
Boxer, English

Ed Belfour -- b.4/21/1965
NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Misc: played 1989-2008
Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks, San Jose Sharks, Dallas Stars, Toronto Maple Leafs, Florida Panthers, Leksands IF (Swe-2)

Marcus Belgrave -- b.6/12/1936 N.S. d.5/24/2015 N.S. (78)
Jazz Trumpeter, Rhythm and Blues Musician

Jean Marc Béliveau -- b.8/31/1931 d.12/2/2014 (83)
NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1950-1971; scored 507 goals; led Montreal to 10 Stanley Cups in 17 playoffs; playoff MVP (1965); 2-time regular season MVP (1956,64).
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens (1950-1971)

Al Bell -- b.3/15/1940 N.S.
Music Executive, Music Producer, Songwriter

Alexander Graham Bell -- b.3/3/1847 d.8/2/1922 (75)
Inventor, Scotish
Names/Places: b. in Edinburgh
Misc: inventor of the telephone

Bert Bell -- b.2/25/1895 d.10/11/1959 (64)
Sports Executive
Misc: NFL Commissioner #2; owned the Eagles and the Steelers at different times of his life

Colin Bell -- b.2/26/1946
Soccer Midfielder, English
Misc: MBE

James "Cool Papa" Bell -- b.5/17/1903 N.S. d.3/7/1991 N.S. (87)
MLB Outfielder
Misc: top Negro League player

Judy Bell -- b.9/23/1936
Golfer
Misc: administrator; first female President of the USGA

Peggy Kirk Bell -- b.10/28/1921 N.S. d.11/23/2016 N.S. (95)
Golfer, American

Ricky Lynn Bell -- b.4/8/1955 N.S. d.11/28/1984 N.S. (29)
NFL Runningback
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Southern California, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1977-1981), San Diego Chargers (1982)

Robert "Bobby" Bell -- b.6/17/1940 N.S.
NFL Linebacker
Misc: 6x AFL All-Star, 5x First Team All-AFL, 3x Pro Bowl; Chiefs #78 retired; in the North Carolina Sports, College Football and Pro Football Halls of FAme
Sports Teams: University of Minnesota, Kansas City Chiefs (1963-1974)

William J. "Bill" Bell -- b.3/6/1927 N.S. d.4/29/2005 N.S. (78)
TV Producer
TV Shows: Young & The Restless (creator), Bold & The Beautiful (creator)

Walter "Walt" Bellamy -- b.7/24/1939 d.11/2/2013 (74)
NBA Center, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic-gold-1960; career 20,941 points and 14,241 rebounds
Sports Teams: Chicago Packers/Zephyrs (1961-1963), Baltimore Bullets (1963-1965), New York Knicks (1965-1968), Detroit Pistons (1968-1970), Atlanta Hawks (1970-1974), New Orleans Jazz (1974)

Lulu Belle -- b.12/24/1913 d.2/8/1999 (85)
Country Singer
Names/Places: RN:Myrtle Eleanor Cooper; -LN:Wiseman
Group Names: Lulu Belle And Scotty

Joe Bellino -- b.3/13/1938 N.S. d.3/28/2019 N.S. (81)
NFL Player, College Football Player
Names/Places: aka Joseph
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1960); in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: U.S. Navy, Boston Patriots (AFL 1965-1967)

Melissa Belote -- b.10/16/1956 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: RN: Melissa Louise Belote; aka Melissa Belote Ripley

Sergey Belov -- b.1/23/1944 d.10/3/2013 N.S. (69)
Basketball Coach, Basketball Player, Olympic Athlete, Russian
Misc: First international player to be inducted; With the Soviet national team; 4x EuroBasket Gold: 1967, 1969, 1971, 1979; EuroBasket MVP 1969; 2x FIBA World Championship Gold: 1967, 1974; FIBA World Championship MVP 1970; Summer Olympics Gold: 1972; With CSKA Moscow; 11 USSR League championships: 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980; 2 USSR Cup championships: 1972, 1973; 2 Euroleague championships 1969, 1971; FIBA's 50 Greatest Players 1991; FIBA Hall of Fame 2007; 50 Greatest Euroleague Contributors 2008

Deane R. Beman -- b.4/22/1938
Golfer
Misc: first commissioner of PGA Tour (1974-94); introduced "stadium golf;" as player, won U.S. Amateur twice and British Amateur once.

Johnny Bench -- b.12/7/1947
Baseball Announcer, MLB Catcher, MLB Infielder
Names/Places: b. in Oklahoma City; RN:Johnny Lee; NN:The Big Red Machine
Misc: NL MVP 1970, 1972, 14x All-Star, 2x World Series champ, 10x Gold Glove, 2x NL Home Run leader, 3x NL RBI Leader; led the NL in HRs twice and RBI 3 times; with Cincinnati Reds, World Series MVP in 1976; 389 career HRs; Reds #5 retired
Sports Teams: Cincinnatti Reds (1967-1983)

Charles "Chief" Bender -- b.5/5/1884 N.S. d.5/22/1954 N.S. (70)
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: RFN:Charles Albert
Misc: 3x World Series champ, AL pennant winner; the only American Indian in baseball's Hall of Fame.
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (1903-1914), Baltimore Terrapins (1915), Philadelphia Phillies (1916-1917), Chicago White Sox (1925)

Tibor Benedek -- b.7/12/1972 N.S.
Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Hungarian

Clinton Stevenson "Praying Benny" Benedict -- b.9/26/1892 d.11/12/1976 (84)
NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Misc: played 1912-1931
Sports Teams: Ottawa Senators, Montreal Maroons

Wilfredo Benítez -- b.9/12/1958 N.S.
Boxer, Puerto Rican
Misc: the youngest man to ever win a boxing world championship. He was 17 years 176 days old.

Benny Benjamin -- b.7/25/1925 d.4/20/1969 (43)
Rhythm and Blues Drummer
Names/Places: NN:Papa Zita
Misc: most notable as the primary drummer for the Motown studio band known as The Funk Brothers.
Group Names: The Funk Brothers

Frank Benkovic -- b.10/7/1904 d.3/8/1995 (90)
Bowler
Misc: won successive doubles championships in the ABC Tournament.

Bobby Bennett -- b.6/27/1938 d.1/18/2013 (74)
Comedian, Dancer, Songwriter, Musician, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Famous Flames (the backing band for James Brown)

Brooke Marie Bennett -- b.5/6/1980 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Max Bennett -- b.5/24/1928 N.S. d.9/14/2018 N.S. (90)
Jazz Bassist

Tony Bennett -- b.8/3/1926
Pop Crooner, Jazz Singer
Names/Places: b. in Long Island; NN:The Singer's Singer; RN:Anthony Dominick Benedetto
Song Titles: I Lost My Heart in San Francisco

Estelle Bennett-Vann -- b.7/22/1941 d.2/11/2009 (67)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Ronettes

Jack Benny -- b.2/14/1894 d.12/26/1974 (80)
TV/Movie/Radio Actor, Comedian, Violinist
Names/Places: b. in Waukegan, Illinois; RN:Benjamin Kubelsky
Misc: Violinist?...Well!; d. Dec 27?
TV Shows: The Jack Benny Program (as himself)

Renaldo "Obie" Benson -- b.6/14/1936 N.S. d.7/1/2005 N.S. (69)
Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Group Names: The Four Tops

Doug Bentley -- b.9/3/1916 d.11/24/1972 (56)
NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1939-1954
Sports Teams: Chicago Black Hawks, New York Rangers

Max Bentley -- b.3/1/1920 d.1/19/1984 (63)
NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1940-1954
Sports Teams: Chicago Black Hawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers

Nino Benvenuti -- b.4/26/1938
Actor, Boxer, Italian

Joe Berardi -- b.??/??/????
Bowler

Red Berenson -- b.12/8/1939 N.S.
NHL Coach, NHL Player, AHL Figure, Canadian
Names/Places: RN: Gordon Arthur Berenson; NN: Red, The Red Baron
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings, Quebec Aces

Jack "Kid" Berg -- b.6/28/1909 N.S. d.4/22/1991 N.S. (81)
Boxer, English

Matraca Berg -- b.2/3/1964
Songwriter, Country Performer
Names/Places: MN:Maria
Misc: in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

Patty Berg -- b.2/13/1918 d.9/10/2006 (88)
Golfer
Names/Places: b. in Minneapolis, MN; RN:Patricia Jane
Misc: co-founder and first president of the LPGA; 57 career pro wins including 15 Majors; 3-time AP Female Athlete of Year (1938,43,55).

Candice Bergen -- b.5/9/1946
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Beverly Hills, Ca.; Louis Malle's wife, Frances Weston & Edgar's daughter
TV Shows: Murphy Brown (star), Boston Legal (as Shirley Schmidt)
Movie Titles: Carnal Knowledge, Starting Over, Rich & Famous, View From The Top, Bride Wars

Edgar Bergen -- b.2/16/1903 d.9/30/1978 (75)
TV/Movie/Radio Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host, Vaudevillan, Ventriloquist
Names/Places: RFN:Edgar John; Candice's father; Frances Weston's hubby
Misc: performed with dummies Charlie McCarthy, Effie Klinker, & Mortimer Snerd
TV Shows: Do You Trust Your Wife? (M.C.)

Paul Bergen -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: Swimming Coach

Dennis Bergkamp -- b.5/10/1969
Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: second striker

Artthur J. "Art" Berglund -- b.9/4/1940 N.S.
Sports Executive, Hockey Coach, Canadian
Misc: was mostly a manager or part of the administrative staff of over 30 teams from the United States

David Charles "David" Berkoff -- b.11/30/1966 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Milton Berle -- b.7/12/1908 d.3/27/2002 (93)
Author, Radio Actor, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RLN:Berlinger; NN:Uncle Milty & Mr. Television; 2x Joyce Mathews' hubby
TV Shows: Batman (as Louie the Lilac) Texaco Star Theater (hosted for 8 years as TV ownership skyrocketed)

Paul Berlenbach -- b.2/18/1901 d.9/30/1985 (84)
Boxer

Mike Berlin -- b.12/24/1943
Bowler
Misc: He has won several big titles including the 1970 ABC Tournament all events and the 1977 Tournament of Champions.

Chris Berman -- b.5/10/1955
Sportscaster
Names/Places: NN: Boomer
Misc: ESPN's Mr. Nickname; 3-time Sportscaster of Year known for his nicknames and jovial studio anchoring; play-by-play man only year Brown University football team won Ivy League (1976).
TV Shows: Monday Night Countdown, Sunday NFL Countdown, U.S. Open Golf, The Stanley Cup Finals, SportsCenter

Raymond Bernabei -- b.11/26/1925 d.9/5/2008 (82)
Soccer Player
Misc: a long time collegiate and professional referee

Alain Bernard -- b.5/1/1983 N.S.
Swimmer, French

Sylvie Bernier -- b.1/31/1964 N.S.
Diver, Olympic Athlete, Canadian

Bert Berns -- b.11/8/1929 d.12/30/1967 (38)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Soul Singer
Names/Places: RN:Bert Russell
Misc: Talent Scout
Song Titles: Twist & Shout (songwriter), Hang On Sloopy (songwriter), Brown Eyed Girl (songwriter)

Leonard Bernstein -- b.8/25/1918 d.10/14/1990 (72)
Lecturer, Jewish, Conductor/Composer, Arranger, Songwriter, Pianist
Misc: New York Philharmonic Orchestra; West Side Story composer

"Yogi" Berra -- b.5/12/1925 d.9/22/2015 N.S. (90)
MLB Manager, MLB Coach, MLB Catcher
Names/Places: b. in St. Louis, Mo.; RFMN:Lawrence Peter or RFN:Larry
Misc: AL MVP 1951, 1954, 1955; once played 148 error-less games in a row; played on 14 World Series winners with NY Yankees; managed both Yankees (1964) and NY Mets (1973) to pennants.
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (player 1946-1963, manager 1964 and 1984-1985, coach 1976-1983), New York Mets (player 1965, manager 1972-1974, coach 1965-1971), Houston Astros (coach 1986-1989)

Bill Berry -- b.7/31/1958
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: R.E.M.

Chuck Berry -- b.10/18/1926 d.3/18/2017 N.S. (90)
Songwriter, Blues Guitarist, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in San Jose, Calif.; RN:Charles Edward Anderson Berry
Misc: not b. Jan 15, 18, Oct 15, or 1931
Song Titles: Maybelline, School Day, Sweet Little 16, Rock and Roll Music, Reelin and Rockin, Johnny B. Goode, My Ding-a-Ling, Roll Over Beethoven to Roll Over
Album Titles: The London Chuck Berry Sessions

Kevin Berry -- b.4/10/1945 N.S. d.12/7/2006 N.S. (61)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

Raymond Berry -- b.2/27/1933
NFL Coach, NFL Wide Receiver, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: caught 631 passes, 6x Pro Bowl, 3x AP First Team; Colts #82 retired; AFC Champion 1985
Sports Teams: Southern Methodist (player), Baltimore Colts (player 1955-1967), Dallas Cowboys (coach 1968-1969), University of Arkansas (coach 1970-1972), Detroit Lions (coach 1973-1975), Cleveland Browns (coach 1976-1977), New England Patriots (coach 1978-1981), New England Patriots (coach 1984-1989), Detroit Lions (coach 1991), Denver Broncos (coach 1992)

"Wild" Red Berry -- b.11/20/1906 N.S. d.7/21/1973 N.S. (66)
Wrestler, Wrestling Manager
Names/Places: RN:Ralph L. Berry
Misc: He was a multiple time World Light-Heavyweight Champion and an important smaller wrestler of the 1930s to the 1950s, as well as a famous wrestling manager in his later years.

Angelo Bertelli -- b.6/18/1921 d.6/26/1999 (78)
College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1943)
Sports Teams: University of Notre Dame, Los Angeles Dons (1946), Chicago Rockets (1947-1948)

J. Jay Berwanger -- b.3/19/1914 d.6/26/2002 (88)
College Football Player, Football Halfback
Misc: won the first Heisman Trophy in 1935; in the College, Iowa Sports and Chicagoland Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Chicago (1933-1935)

Amos "Betts" Bessone -- b.11/22/1916 N.S. d.1/9/2010 N.S. (93)
Hockey Coach, Hockey Player
Misc: collegiate player and head coach

Peter Angelo "Pete" Bessone -- b.1/13/1913 N.S. d.12/5/1989 N.S. (76)
Hockey Player
Misc: played 1931-1950
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Hornets, Cleveland Barons, Providence Reds

George Best -- b.5/22/1946 d.11/25/2005 (59)
Soccer Player, Northern Ireland

Elvin Bethea -- b.3/1/1946
NFL Player
Misc: 8x Pro Bowl, 4x Second Team All-Pro, 4x First Team All AFC, 4x Second Team All-AFC; Oilers #65 retired
Sports Teams: Houston Oilers (1968-1983)

Tony Bettenhausen -- b.9/12/1916 d.5/12/1961 (44)
Auto Racer
Misc: Indianapolis 500

Jerome Bettis -- b.2/16/1972
NFL Runningback
Misc: 13,662 rushing yards, 6x Pro Bowl; Steelers #36 retired,
Sports Teams: Los Angeles / St. Louis Rams (1993-1995), Pittsburgh Steelers (1996-2005)

Dickey Betts -- b.12/12/1943
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Macon, GA; RFN:Richard
Group Names: Allman Brothers Band

Beverly "Bev" Bevan -- b.11/24/1945
Drummer, Rock & Roll Bassist, English
Group Names: The Move, ELO

Dick Beyer -- b.7/11/1930 N.S. d.3/7/2019 N.S. (88)
Wrestler
Names/Places: aka The Destroyer or Doctor X

Daniel Biasone -- b.2/22/1909 d.5/25/1992 (83)
NBA Owner
Misc: the father of the NBA 24-second shot clock.
Sports Teams: Syracuse Nationals (now known as The Philadelphia 76ers, founding owner)

Charles W. Bidwill Sr. -- b.9/16/1895 d.4/19/1947 (51)
NFL Owner
Sports Teams: Chicago Cardinals (owner/administrator)

Arno Bieberstein -- b.10/24/1884 N.S. d.7/7/1918 N.S. (33)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, German

Big Boy -- b.9/8/1969 N.S.
Radio Disc Jock
Movie Titles: Malibu's Most Wanted
Video Games: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Big Maybelle -- b.5/1/1924 d.1/23/1972 (47)
Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: RN:Mabel Louise Smith

Craig Biggio -- b.12/14/1965
MLB Second Baseman
Misc: 7x All-Star, 4x Gold Glove, 5x Silver Slugger; Astros #7 retired
Sports Teams: Houston Astros (1988-2007)

Joseph Bihari -- b.5/30/1925 d.11/28/2013 (88)
Businessperson, Music Figure
Misc: co-founder of Modern Records

Julius Jeramiah Bihari -- b.9/9/1913 d.11/17/1984 (71)
Businessperson, Music Figure
Misc: co-founder of Modern Records

Lester Louis Bihari -- b.5/12/1912 d.9/9/1983 (71)
Businessperson, Music Figure
Misc: co-founder of Modern Records

Saul Samuel Bihari -- b.3/9/1918 d.2/22/1975 (56)
Businessperson, Music Figure
Misc: co-founder of Modern Records

Frederick Biletnikoff -- b.2/23/1943
NFL Coach, NFL Wide Receiver, College Football Player, CFL Figure, USFL Figure
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl, Super Bowl XI MVP; in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Florida State University, Oakland Raiders (player 1965-1978), Montreal Alouettes (player and coach 1980), Orange Glen High School (1982), Palomar College (1983), Diablo Valley College (1984), Oakland Invaders (1985), Arizona Wrangelers (1986), Calgary Stampeders (1987-1988), Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders (1989-2006)

George Billick -- b.4/13/1910 d.9/8/1992 (82)
Bowler
Misc: the first bowler to roll more than 15 perfect games in ABC sanctioned competition.

Joe Billingslea -- b.11/14/1937 N.S.
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Contours

Hobie Billingsley -- b.12/2/1926 N.S.
Diver, Olympic Athlete, American

David "Dave" Bing -- b.11/24/1943
Baptist, Mayor, Businessperson, NBA Guard
Misc: 1968 NBA scoring leader; some say b. Nov 29; Detroit Mayor 2009-2013
Sports Teams: Detroit Pistons (1966-1975), Washington Bullets (1975-1977), Boston Celtics (1977-1978)

Matthew Nicholas "Matt" Biondi -- b.10/8/1965 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: won 7 medals in 1988 Olympics, including 5 gold (2 individual, 3 relay); has won a total of 11 medals (8 gold, 2 silver and a bronze) in 3 Olympics (1984,88,92).

Larry Bird -- b.12/7/1956
NBA Coach, NBA Forward, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in French Lick, IN; MN:Joe
Misc: 150 games, 3681 points, 24.5 ppg; college Player of Year (1979) at Indiana St.; led Boston Celtics to 3 NBA titles; 3x NBA Champion (1981, 1984, 1986); 3x NBA Most Valuable Player (1984-1986); 12x NBA All-Star (1980-1988, 1990-1992); 2x NBA Finals MVP (1984, 1986); 9x All-NBA First Team (1980-1988); All-NBA Second Team (1990); 3x NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1982-1984); NBA Rookie of the Year (1980); NBA All-Rookie Team (1980); 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Member of the 1992 "Dream Team" inducted as a unit in 2010; Celtics #33 retired
Sports Teams: Indiana State (1976-1979), Boston Celtics (1979-1992), Indiana Pacers (coach 1997-2000)

Cindy Birdsong -- b.12/15/1939 N.S.
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Supremes (1967-72), Patti LaBelle & the Blue Belles

Péter Biros -- b.4/5/1976 N.S.
Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Hungarian

James Furman Bisher -- b.11/4/1918 N.S. d.3/18/2012 N.S. (93)
Columnist, Sports Writer
Misc: Tha Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Elvin Bishop -- b.10/21/1942
Songwriter, Harmonicaist, Blues Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Tulsa, OK; NN:Pigboy Crabshaw
Group Names: Paul Butterfield Blues Band, soloist

John Bishop -- b.??/??/????
Sports Figure
Misc: in the Motor Sports Hall of Fame

Roy Bittan -- b.7/2/1949
Rock & Roll Keyboardist
Names/Places: aka Broyd?
Group Names: Bruce Springsteen and The E. Street Band (co-producer)

Edward "Sonny" Bivins -- b.1/15/1936 N.S. d.12/3/2014 N.S. (78)
Tenor, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: RN: Edward Jessie Bivins, Jr.
Group Names: Manhattans

Jimmy Bivins -- b.12/6/1919 d.7/4/2012 (92)
Boxer

Đurđa "Đurđica" Bjedov -- b.4/5/1947 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Yugoslav

Bill Black -- b.9/17/1926 d.10/21/1965 (39)
Songwriter, Bassist
Names/Places: b. in Memphis, TN
Misc: soul & country genres; in Elvis Presley's band; warm-up act during the Beatles' American tour

Ritchie Blackmore -- b.4/14/1945
Actor, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Guitarst, English
Group Names: Rainbow, Deep Purple

Chris (Music) Blackwell -- b.6/22/1937 N.S.
Businessperson, Music Producer, English
Misc: founded Island Records

Otis Blackwell -- b.2/16/1932 d.5/6/2002 (70)
Songwriter, Singer, Pianist
Misc: one of the most influential rock 'n roll composers, wrote for Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and others

Robert "Bumps" Blackwell -- b.5/23/1922 N.S. d.3/9/1985 N.S. (62)
Executive, Music Producer, Arranger, Composer
Misc: of A&R; was 66?; once headed a band that included Quincy Jones and Ray Charles. He is credited with helping to turn gospel singer Sam Cooke into a soul great; some say b. 1918

Bennie Blades -- b.9/3/1966
NFL Safety, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Miami, Detroit Lions (1988-1996), Seattle Seahawks (1997)

Earl H. "Red" Blaik -- b.2/15/1897 N.S. d.5/6/1989 N.S. (92)
College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: a United States Army officer
Sports Teams: Miami University (in Oxford, Ohio, player 1915-1917), Army (player 1918-1919), Miami University (coach 1924-1925), University of Wisconsin-Madison (coach 1926), Army (coach 1927-1933), Dartmouth College (coach 1934-1940), Army (coach 1941-1958)

Hal Blaine -- b.2/5/1929 N.S. d.3/11/2019 N.S. (90)
Rock & Roll Drummer
Misc: session drummer who may be the most prolific in rock and roll history, playing with acts such as Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, the Mamas and the Papas, The Byrds, Johnny Rivers, The Association, Sonny and Cher, the Grass Roots, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, and other rock bands; plus sessioned for Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and Herb Alpert's backup group The Tijuana Brass
Group Names: The Wrecking Crew

Hal Blair -- b.11/26/1915 d.2/2/2001 (85)
Songwriter, Country Figure
Misc: in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

Ron Blair -- b.9/16/1948
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Arthur "Blind" Blake -- b.??/??/1896 d.12/1/1934
Singer/Guitarist, Blues Performer

Bob Blake -- b.8/16/1914 N.S. d.11/26/2008 N.S. (94)
NHL Player
Misc: played mostly in the smaller leagues
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins (1935-36)

Hector "Toe" Blake -- b.8/21/1912 N.S. d.5/17/1995 N.S. (82)
NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1934-1948; his eight Stanley Cup championships in 13 seasons as coach of the Montreal Canadiens is a National Hockey League record; led Montreal to 2 Stanley Cups as a player and 8 more as coach; regular season MVP in 1939.
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons

Rob Blake -- b.12/10/1969
NHL Player, Canadian
Misc: played 1989-2010
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche, San Jose Sharks

Thomas Edward "Tom" Blake -- b.3/8/1902 N.S. d.5/5/1994 N.S. (92)
Inventor, Surfer, American
Misc: improved the design of surfboards

Felix "Doc" Blanchard -- b.12/11/1924 N.S. d.4/19/2009 N.S. (84)
College Football Player, Football Fullback
Names/Places: NN:Mr. Inside
Misc: 3-time All-America; led Army to national titles in 1944-45; Glenn Davis' running mate; won the first Heisman Trophy as a junior in 1945, won the Sullivan Award in 1945.
Sports Teams: North Carolina, U.S. Army (college)

Theresa Weld Blanchard -- b.8/21/1893 d.3/12/1978 (84)
Figure Skater

Robert Dennis "Danny" Blanchflower -- b.2/10/1926 d.12/9/1993 (67)
Soccer Player, Northern Ireland

Bobby "Blue" Bland -- b.1/27/1930 d.6/23/2013 (83)
Songwriter, Gospel Singer, Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: RFN:Robert Calvin
Group Names: The Beale Streeters, soloist

George Frederick Blanda -- b.9/17/1927 d.9/27/2010 (83)
NFL Kicker
Names/Places: NN:Iron Man
Misc: QB/placekicker; NFL's all-time leading scorer (2,002 points); led Houston to 2 AFL titles (1960-61); played 26 pro seasons; retired at 48.
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears (1949), Baltimore Colts (1950), Chicago Bears (1950-1958), Houston Oilers (1960-1966), Oakland Raiders (1967-1975)

Fred "Freddie" Blassie -- b.2/8/1918 N.S. d.6/2/2003 N.S. (85)
Novelty Singer, Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Classy Freddie Blassie; RN:Frederick Kenneith Blassie
Song Titles: Pencil Neck Geek

Sepp Blatter -- b.3/10/1936
Soccer Player, Soccer Administrator, Swiss
Misc: a Swiss football adminstrator who served as the 8th President of FIFA

Carol Ann Blazejowski -- b.9/29/1956
Basketball Figure

Lord James Blears -- b.8/13/1923 N.S. d.3/6/2016 N.S. (92)
Actor, Sports Announcer, Wrestler, Surfer, English
Names/Places: RN: James Ranicar Blears

Ethelda Bleibtrey -- b.2/27/1902 N.S. d.5/6/1978 N.S. (76)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Ethelda Schlatke

Mildred Bliss -- b.8/5/1915 d.2/18/1989 (73)
Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Mildred Burke

Gérard Blitz -- b.8/1/1901 N.S. d.3/8/1979 N.S. (77)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Dutch (Netherlands)

Ernest A. Blood -- b.10/4/1872 d.2/5/1955 (82)
College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Passaic High School (New Jersey)

Richard Henry Blood Sr. -- b.2/28/1953 N.S.
Wrestler
Names/Places: ring name: Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat

Steve Bloomer -- b.1/20/1874 d.4/16/1938 (64)
Soccer Center Forward, Soccer Manager, English

Mike Bloomfield -- b.7/28/1944 d.2/15/1981 (36)
Songwriter, Harmonicaist, Pianist, Blues Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
Misc: some say b. in 1942 or 1943
Group Names: Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Electric Flag, sessionist

James Blouin -- b.12/1/1886 d.4/6/1947 (60)
Bowler

Mel Blount -- b.4/10/1948
NFL Cornerback
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl, 4x First Team All-Pro, 4x Super Bowl champ; Steelers #47 no longer issued
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers (1970-1983)

Judy Blumberg -- b.9/13/1957
Figure Skater
Misc: Ice Dancer

Colin Blunstone -- b.6/24/1945 N.S.
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Group Names: The Zombies

Ray Bluth -- b.12/31/1927
Bowler
Misc: rolled the first 300 game in the ABC Masters finals in 1962.

Bert Blyleven -- b.4/6/1951
Baseball Announcer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: AL Rookie Pitcher of the Year (1970), 2x All-Star, 2x World Series champ, AL strikeout leader; Twins #28 retired
Sports Teams: Minnesota Twins (1970-1976), Texas Rangers (1976-1977), Pittsburgh Pirates (1978-1980), Cleveland Indians (1981-1985), Minnesota Twins (1985-1988), California Angels (1989-1992)

Peng Bo -- b.2/18/1981 N.S.
Diver, Olympic Athlete, Chinese

Stephen Bochco -- b.12/16/1943 N.S. d.4/1/2018 N.S. (74)
Screenwriter, TV Producer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Barbara Bosson's hubby
TV Shows: L.A. Law, Doogie Howser MD, Hill Street Blues, St. Elsewhere, Cop Rock, Hooperman, NYPD Blue, Columbo (writer)

Nick Bockwinkel -- b.12/6/1934 d.11/14/2015 N.S. (80)
Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Nicholas Warren Francis "Nick" Bockwinkel

Joseph Bodis -- b.1/16/1897 d.4/26/1970 (73)
Bowler

András Bodnár -- b.4/9/1942 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Hungarian, Ukrainian

James Arthur "Jim" Boeheim -- b.11/17/1944 N.S.
College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach, Olympic Athlete
Misc: longtime United States Olympic basketball team coach since 1990; in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Syracuse University (player 1963-1966, coach 1969-present as of 2016)

Paul Max Boesch -- b.10/2/1912 d.3/7/1989 (76)
Wrestler
Misc: professional wrestling promoter

Anne Bogan -- b.??/??/1945
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Marvelettes

Phillip George "Phil" Boggs -- b.12/29/1949 N.S. d.7/4/1990 N.S. (40)
Diver, Olympic Athlete, American

Wade Boggs -- b.6/15/1958
MLB Third Baseman
Misc: 2x Gold Glove, 8x Silver Slugger, AL Batting champ '83, '85-88, over 2400 hits; a .335 career average in 12 seasons, 12x All-Star; Rays #12 retired, Red Sox #26 retired
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox (1982-1992), New York Yankees (1993-1997), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-1999)

Vladislav Bogićević -- b.11/7/1950
Soccer Player, Yugoslav

Bob Bogle -- b.1/16/1934 d.6/14/2009 (75)
Songwriter, Bassist, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: The Ventures

Brian Boitano -- b.10/22/1963
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete, Gay
Misc: won a gold in 1988

Jean Boiteux -- b.6/20/1933 N.S. d.4/11/2010 N.S. (76)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, French
Misc: 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1952)

Leo Boivin -- b.8/2/1932
NHL Coach, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota North Stars

Tommy Bolt -- b.3/31/1916 d.8/30/2008 (92)
Golfer

Buddy Bomar -- b.9/27/1916 d.11/17/1989 (73)
Bowler
Misc: Three BPAA titles and 38 other tournament titles.

Michael Bonallack -- b.12/31/1934
Golfer, English
Misc: one of the leading administrators in world golf in the late 20th century.

Johnny Bond -- b.6/1/1915 d.6/12/1978 (63)
Author, Actor, Comedian, Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: RN:Curtis Whitfield

William Arthur "Billy" Bonds -- b.9/17/1946 N.S.
Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, English

John Henry Bonzo Bonham -- b.5/31/1948 d.9/25/1980 (32)
Songwriter, Heavy Metal Drummer, English
Group Names: Led Zeppelin

Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner -- b.3/14/1943 N.S. d.1/26/2013 N.S. (69)
Singer, Guitarist, Rhythm and Blues Performer
Group Names: Ohio Players

Neil Bonnett -- b.7/30/1946 d.2/11/1994 (47)
Auto Racer
Misc: NASCAR

Bono -- b.5/10/1960
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer, Irish
Names/Places: b. in Dublin; RN:Paul Hewson
Group Names: U2 (lead)
Song Titles: I Will Follow, Fire, Gloria, A Celebration, New Year's Day, Two Hearts Beat as One, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Pride (In the Name of Love), The Unforgettable Fire, With or Without You, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Where The Streets Have No Name, In God's Country, Desire, Angel of Harlem, When Love Comes to Town (with B.B. King), All I Want is You, Everlasting Love, The Fly, Mysterious Ways, One, Even Better Than the Real Thing, Who's Gonns Ride Your Wild Horses, Lemon, Stay (Faraway, So Close!), Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me, Miss Sarajevo, Discotheque, Staring at the Sun, Last Night on Earth, Please, Sweetest Thing, Beautiful Day, Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of, Elevation, Walk On, Electrical Storm, Take Me to the Clouds Above, Vertigo, All Because of You, Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own, City of Blinding Lights, One (with Mary J Blige), The Saints Are Coming (with Green Day), Window in the Skies
Album Titles: Boy, October, War, The Unforgettable Fire, The Joshua Tree, Rattle and Hum, Achtung Baby, Zooropa, Pop, All That You Can't Leave Behind, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, No Line on the Horizon, Songs of Innocence
Video Titles: Achtung Baby: The Videos The Cameos and a Whole Lot of Interference from Zoo TV, Zoo TV: Live from Sydney, Elevation 2001: Live from Boston, U2 Go Home: Live from Slane Castle, Vertigo 2005: Live from Chicago, U2 360 Degrees at the Rose Bowl
Movie Titles: Rattle and Hum, U2 3D, From the Sky Down

Joe Bonsall -- b.5/18/1948
Baritone, Musician, Country Performer, Country Singer
Misc: some say b. 1943 or 1944
Group Names: The Oak Ridge Boys

Walter Bookbinder -- b.1/12/1933 d.3/6/2007 (74)
Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Ray "Thunder" Stern

Hilton Edward "Eddie" Booker -- b.11/5/1917 N.S. d.1/26/1975 N.S. (57)
Boxer

Michael "Mike" Bookie -- b.9/12/1904 N.S. d.10/12/1944 N.S. (40)
Soccer Forward

Richard Robinson "Dickie" Boon -- b.1/10/1878 N.S. d.5/3/1961 N.S. (83)
NHL Manager, NHL Defensive, NHL Forward, Canadian
Misc: played 1899-1906
Sports Teams: Montreal Wanderers, Montreal HC

Aaron Boone -- b.3/9/1973 N.S.
Baseball Announcer, MLB Infielder
Misc: Boone hit a walk-off home run in the 11th inning, off of Tim Wakefield during Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS which gave the New York Yankees a 6-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees won the game and the series on the home run; 2003 All-Star
Sports Teams: Cincinnati Reds (1997-2003), New York Yankees (2003), Cleveland Indians (2005-2006), Florida Marlins (2007), Washington Nationals (2008), Houston Astros (2009)

Daniel Boone -- b.10/22/1734 O.S. or 11/2/1734 N.S. d.9/26/1820 (85)
Explorer, Frontiersman, Pioneer
Names/Places: b. in Reading, PA; d. in Missouri
Misc: November 2=N.S.; the raging fave of the mid 1950s; best remembered for helping to establish a passage through the Cumberland Gap in the Appalachian Mountains, opening the route to Kentucky and the west.

Pat Boone -- b.6/1/1934 N.S.
Author, Author, Movie Actor, TV Host, Adult-Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Jacksonville, FL; NN:White Buck Shoes; Daniel Boone's great-great-great-grandson; RN:Charles Eugene Boone
Album Titles: In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy

Steve Boone -- b.9/23/1943
Bassist, Rhythm Guitarist, Pop Singer
Group Names: The Lovin' Spoonful

Edwin Thomas Booth -- b.11/13/1833 d.6/7/1893 (59)
Philanthropist, Stage Actor
Names/Places: John Wilkes Booth's brother
Misc: Hamlet; Players Club founder

Henry Booth -- b.3/7/1934 d.??/??/1978
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Midnighters (a backing group for Hank Ballard)

Emerson Boozer -- b.7/4/1943
Sportscaster, NFL Runningback
Misc: 2x AFL All-Star, Super Bowl III; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Maryland Eastern Shore College, New York Jets (1966-1975)

Steve Borden -- b.3/20/1959 N.S.
Author, Actor, Wrestler, Body Builder
Names/Places: ring name: Sting

Arne Borg -- b.8/18/1901 N.S. d.11/7/1987 N.S. (86)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Swedish

Bjorn Borg -- b.6/6/1956
Tennis Player, Swedish
Names/Places: b. in Stockholm
Misc: Davis Cup 1975, Wimbledon champ 5X's; I guess he was BJORN to be wild!; 2-time Player of Year (1979-80); won 6 French Opens and 5 straight Wimbledons (1976-80); led Sweden to first Davis Cup win in 1975; retired in 1983 at age 26; attempted unsuccessful comeback in 1991; guess you can say be was BJORN to be wild!

Gustavo Borges -- b.12/2/1972 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Brazilian

Frank Borghi -- b.4/9/1925 d.2/2/2015 (89)
Soccer Player

Benny Borgmann -- b.11/21/1900 d.11/11/1978 (77)
NBA Coach, NBA Player
Names/Places: RFN:Bernard
Misc: some say b. 1899; #1 scorer in the 1920s; earned fifteen scoring titles with various leagues (1922-35); led the Patterson Legionnaires and Kingston Colonials to league titles (1923); played in nearly 3,000 basketball games.
Sports Teams: Kingston Colonials, Original Celtics

Julius Boros -- b.3/3/1920 d.5/28/1994 (74)
Golfer
Misc: won two U.S. Open titles and a Professional Golf Association championship

Jean Borota -- b.8/13/1898 d.7/17/1994 (95)
Tennis Player, French
Misc: who played in thirty-five Wimbeldons between 1922 and 1964. In 1927, as one of the Four Musketeers (the others being Ren Lacoste, Henri Cochet, and Jacques Brugnon), he helped France win the Davis Cup for the first time.

Tony Boselli -- b.4/17/1972
NFL Tackle, College Football Player
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl, 3x All Pro; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Southern California, Jacksonville Jaguars (1995-2001), Houston Texans (2002)

Mike Bossy -- b.1/22/1957
NHL Right Wing, NHL Forward, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Montreal
Misc: led the New York Islanders to 4 Stanley Cups; playoff MVP in 1982; scored 50 goals or more 9 straight years; 573 career goals.
Sports Teams: New York Islanders (possibly 1977-1987)

Joseph Stuart "Joe" Bottom -- b.4/18/1955 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

James "Sunny Jim" Bottomley -- b.4/23/1900 N.S. d.12/11/1959 N.S. (59)
MLB First Baseman
Misc: NL League Award winner 1928
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (player 1922-1932, manager 1937), Cincinnatti Reds (1933-1935), St. Louis Browns (1936-1937)

Henry Boucha -- b.6/1/1951
NHL Player, Olympic Athlete
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota North Stars, Kansas City Scouts, Colorado Rockies

Joseph Emile Alcide "Butch" Bouchard -- b.9/4/1919 N.S. d.4/14/2012 N.S. (92)
NHL Defensive, Canadian
Names/Places: RFMN:Joseph Emile Alcide
Misc: playing career 1941-1956
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens

Frank Boucher -- b.10/7/1901 d.12/12/1977 (76)
NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: All-star NHL center; played 1921-1944
Sports Teams: Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Maroons, New York Rangers

John Georges "Buck" Boucher -- b.8/19/1895 N.S. d.10/17/1960 N.S. (65)
NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1915-1933
Sports Teams: Ottawa Senators, Montreal Maroons, Chicago Black Hawks

John "Frenchy" Boulos -- b.6/7/1921 N.S. d.1/16/2002 N.S. (80)
Soccer Player, Haitian

Lou Bourdeau -- b.7/17/1917 d.8/10/2001 (84)
MLB Shortstop
Misc: AL MVP 1948
Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians (1938-1950), Boston Red Sox (1951-1952), Cleveland Indians (manager, 1942-1950), Boston Red Sox (manager, 1952-1954), Kansas City Athletics (manager, 1955-1957), Chicago Cubs (1960)

Ray Bourque -- b.12/28/1960
NHL Defensive, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Raymond Jean Bourque
Misc: played from 1979-2001, 11-time All-NHL 1st team, has won Norris Trophy 5 times (1987-88,1990-91,94) with Boston; scored over 343+ goals and 958+ assists as of Mar 1996
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche

Bobby Bowden -- b.11/8/1929
College Football Coach
Names/Places: RN:Robert Cleckler Bowden
Misc: coached Florida St. to a national title in 1993
Sports Teams: Alabama (freshman team player 1948), Howard (AL player 1949-1952), Howard (AL coach 1954-1955), South Georgia (coach 1956-1958), Howard (AL coach 1959-1962), Florida State (WR coach 1963-1965), West Virginia (OC coach 1966-1969), West Virginia (coach 1970-1975), Florida State (coach 1976-2009)

Riddick Bowe -- b.8/10/1967
Boxer
Misc: won world heavyweight title with unanimous decision over champion Evander Holyfield on Nov. 13, 1992; lost title to Holyfield on majority decision Nov. 6, 1993; some say b. 1966

Gary Bower -- b.5/5/1951
Bowler

Johnny Bower -- b.11/8/1924 d.12/26/2017 N.S. (93)
NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Names/Places: NN:The China Wall; aka:John William Bower; RN:John Kiszkan
Misc: playing career 1945-1969
Sports Teams: Cleveland Barons (AHL), Providence Reds (AHL), New York Rangers (NHL), Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)

David Bowie -- b.1/8/1947 d.1/10/2016 N.S. (69)
Painter, Protestant, Vegetarian, Movie Actor, Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Saxophonist, Rock & Roll Performer, English
Names/Places: b. in London; RN:David Robert Heywood Jones; Iman's hubby
Group Names: The Tin Machine, soloist
Song Titles: The Laughing Gnome, Space Oddity, The Jean Genie, Drive-In Saturday, Life on Mars?, Sorrow, Rebel Rebel, Diamond Dogs, Knock on Wood, Young Americans, Fame, Golden Years, Sound and Visiopn, Heroes, Breaking Glass, Boys Keep Swinging, DJ, Ashes to Ashes, Fashion, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), Under Pressure (with Queen), Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy (with Bing Crosby), Let's Dance, China Girl, Modern Love, Blue Jean, Tonight (with Tina Turner), This is Not America (with the Pat Metheny Group), Dancing in the Street (with Mick Jagger), Absolute Beginners, Underground, Day-In Day-Out, Never Let Me Down, Jump They Say
Album Titles: David Bowie, Space Oddity, The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Aladdin Sane, Pin Ups, Diamond Dogs, Young Americans, Station to Station, Low, Heroes, Lodger, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), Let's Dance, Tonight, Never Let Me Down, Tin Machine, Tin Machine II, Black Tie White Noise, The Buddha of Suburbia, Outside, Earthling, Hours..., Heathen, Reality, The Next Day, Blackstar
Video Titles: Video EP, Serious Moonlight, Love You Till Tuesday, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: The Motion Picture, Jazzin' For Blue Jean, Ricochet, Day-In Day-Out, Glass Spider, Black Tie White Noise, The Video Collection, Best of Bowie, A Reality Tour
Movie Titles: The Man Who Fell to Earth, Just a Gigolo, The Snowman, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, Jazzin' to Blue Jean, Labyrinth, Absolute Beginners, The Last Temptation of Chrrist, The Linguini Incident, Basquiat, Gunslinger's Revenge, Everybody Loves Sunshine

Russell Bowie -- b.8/24/1880 d.4/8/1959 (78)
NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: NHL Rover
Sports Teams: Montreal Victorias (possibly 1896-1908)

Patrick Bowlen -- b.2/18/1944 N.S. d.6/13/2019 N.S. (75)
NFL Owner
Misc: 7x AFC champion, 3x Super Bowl champion
TV Shows: Denver Broncos (owner 1984-death)

Liang Boxi -- b.??/??/1938 N.S.
Diver, Chinese

Simeon Boychenko -- b.??/??/???? N.S. d.??/??/???? N.S. (0)
Swimmer, Russian

Charlotte Duggan Boyle -- b.8/20/1899 N.S. d.10/3/1990 N.S. (91)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Charlotte Clune

Paul Boyton -- b.6/29/1848 N.S. d.4/19/1924 N.S. (75)
Adventurer, Olympic Athlete, Irish
Names/Places: NN: The Fearless Frogman
Misc: best known for his water stunts

Sir Jack Brabham -- b.4/2/1926 d.5/19/2014 N.S. (88)
Auto Racer, Australian
Misc: Formula One; Founder of Brabham Motor Racing Developments; Grand Prix champ 3X's

Walter Brack -- b.11/20/1880 N.S. d.7/19/1919 N.S. (38)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, German

James C. Bracken -- b.5/23/1909 d.2/20/1972 (62)
Music Executive, Songwriter
Misc: co-founder and co-owner of Vee-Jay Records, the "Jay" in Vee-Jay.

Mary Wayte Bradburne -- b.3/25/1965 N.S.
Sports Commentator, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Mary Alice Wayte or Mary Wayte

Bobby Braddock -- b.8/5/1940
Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer, Pianist, Country Singer
Misc: in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

James J. Braddock -- b.12/6/1905 d.11/29/1974 (68)
Boxer, American, Irish
Names/Places: NN:James
Misc: American world heavyweight boxing champion from June 13, 1935, when he outpointed Max Baer in 15 rounds at the Long Island City Bowl, New York City, until June 22, 1937, when he was knocked out by Joe Louis in eight rounds in Chicago.

Janie Bradford -- b.6/2/1939 N.S.
Songwriter

Harold Bradley -- b.1/2/1926 N.S. d.1/31/2019 N.S. (93)
Country Guitarist
Misc: a member of Nashville's A-Team of studio musicians

Owen Bradley -- b.10/21/1915 d.1/7/1998 (82)
Music Producer, Arranger, Musician, Pianist, Bandleader
Misc: Studio Owner; had Quintet; headed Decca Records, produced hits by Conway Twitty, Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn among others, and was credited with making Nashville the mecca of country music.

Pat Bradley -- b.3/24/1951
Golfer
Names/Places: b. in Westfield, MA; RFN:Patircia
Misc: A succesful English amateur, Pat entered Florida International University and was named an All-American golfer in 1970. She won 6 major tournaments between 1980 and '86, including the U.S. Open in 1981; 2-time LPGA Player of Year (1986,91); has won all four majors on LPGA tour, including 3 du Maurier Classics.

William W. "Bill" Bradley -- b.7/28/1943 N.S.
Author, Senator, NBA Coach, NBA Forward, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: RN:William Warren Bradley
Misc: 3-time All-America at Princeton, captain of gold medal-winning 1964 U.S. Olympic team; Three-time All-American at Princeton (1963-65); Olympic gold medal (1964); USBWA College Player of the Year (1965); NCAA Tournament MOP (1965); Sullivan Award as top amateur athlete in the U.S. (1965); Rhodes Scholar; European Champions Cup (now Euroleague) title with Simmenthal Milan (1966); two NBA titles (New York Knicks, 1970, 1973); first player ever to win Olympic gold medal, Euroleague title, and NBA title; U.S. Senator (D,NJ) since 1979.
Sports Teams: New York Knicks (1967-1977)

Terry (Football) Bradshaw -- b.9/2/1948
Commentator, Country Singer, Football Announcer, NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Names/Places: b. in Shreveport, Louisiana
Misc: in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame; led the Pittsburgh Steelers to 4 Super Bowl titles (1975-76,79-80); Super Bowl XIII and XIV MVP (1979-80).
Sports Teams: Louisiana Tech University, Pittsburgh Steelers (1970-1983)

Liam Brady -- b.2/13/1956
Soccer Midfielder, Irish

James Braid -- b.2/6/1870 d.11/27/1950 (80)
Golfer, Scotish

Jerome Eugene "Bigfoot" Brailey -- b.8/20/1950 N.S.
Rhythm and Blues Drummer
Group Names: Parliament-Funkadelic

Benjamin "Big Ben" Brain -- b.??/??/1753 N.S. d.4/8/1794 N.S.
Boxer, English

Jack (Soccer) Brand -- b.4/4/1953 N.S.
Soccer Goal Keeper, West German
Misc: holds the most shutouts in the North American Soccer League with 15 in 1980; in the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame

Louis Dembitz Brandeis -- b.11/13/1856 d.10/5/1941 (84)
Jewish, Supreme Court Justice
Misc: the first Jewish member of the nation's highest court (1916-39)

Ernst Magnus Brandsten -- b.6/13/1883 N.S. d.5/17/1965 N.S. (81)
Diver, Olympic Athlete, Swedish

Allie Brandt -- b.12/14/1902 d.4/17/1982 (79)
Bowler

Gil Brandt -- b.3/4/1933 N.S.
NFL Executive
Misc: 2x Super Bowl champion, 5x NFC champion, 13x Division championships, 20x straight winning seasons (1966-1985)
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams (1955-1957), San Francisco 49ers (1958-1959), Dallas Cowboys (1960-1988)

Allen Branstetter -- b.10/23/1990 N.S.
Trumpeter, Soul Musician
Misc: Neo-soul style
Group Names: St. Paul and The Broken Heart

Rod Brasfield -- b.8/22/1910 d.9/12/1958 (48)
Comedian, Country-Novelty Performer
Misc: Grand Ole Opry

Everett Brashear -- b.1/17/1927 N.S.
Motorcyclist

Carl Braun -- b.9/25/1927 N.S. d.2/10/2010 N.S. (82)
NBA Coach, NBA Player
Sports Teams: New York Knicks

Maria Johanna "Ma" Braun -- b.12/28/1881 N.S. d.10/9/1956 N.S. (74)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: Swimming Coach

Stan Brauninger -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, American
Misc: Swimming Coach

Bobo Brazil -- b.7/10/1924 d.1/20/1998 (73)
Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Houston Harris

Robert Brazile -- b.2/7/1953
NFL Linebacker
Names/Places: NN:Dr. Doom
Misc: 7x Pro Bowl, 5x First Team All-Pro, 5x First team All-AFC, 3x First-team All-AFC
Sports Teams: Houston Oilers (1975-1984)

Craig Breedlove -- b.3/23/1937
Auto Racer, Swimmer
Names/Places: RN:Norman
Misc: 613.995 MPH world land speed record in Spirit of America jet car; Speed diving

George Breen -- b.7/19/1935 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

William John "Billy" Bremner -- b.12/9/1942 N.S. d.12/7/1997 N.S. (54)
Soccer Midfielder, Scotish

Marty Brennaman -- b.7/28/1942 N.S.
Baseball Announcer
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 2000; in the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Cincinnatti Reds

Joseph R. "Joe" Brennan -- b.11/15/1900 N.S. d.5/10/1989 N.S. (88)
College Basketball Coach, Basketball Player
Misc: was one of the early professional basketball players. He is mostly known for his time with the Brooklyn Visitations, which he joined in 1919 and led to three ABL championships (1929, 1931 and 1935).
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Visitations (player 1919-1936), St. Francis College (coach 1941-1948)

Roger P. Bresnaham -- b.6/11/1879 d.12/4/1944 (65)
MLB Manager, MLB Catcher
Names/Places: NN:The Duke of Tralee
Sports Teams: Washington Senators (1897), Chicago Orphans (1900), Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902), New York Giants (1902-1908), St. Louis Cardinals (1909-1912), Chicago Cubs (1913-1915), St. Louis Cardinals (manager 1909-1912), Chicago Cubs (manager 1915)

George Brett -- b.5/15/1953
MLB Third Baseman
Misc: 13x All-Star, 3x Silver Slugger, 3x AL batting champ, Gold Glove 1985, AL LCS MVP 1985, K.C. Royals led AL in batting '76, '80, & '90 in three different decades; AL MVP 1980; over 300 homers and 200 steals; led KC to World Series title in 1985; retired after the 1993 season with 3,154 hits and .305 career average; Royals #5 retired
Sports Teams: Kansas City Royals (1973-1993)

Jack Brickhouse -- b.1/24/1916 d.8/6/1998 (82)
Baseball Announcer
Names/Places: RFMN:John Beasley
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 1983
Sports Teams: Chicaco Cubs, Chicago White Sox

Eddie Brigati -- b.10/22/1946 N.S.
Songwriter, Singer, Percussionist
Group Names: Joey Dee & the Starlighters, The (Young) Rascals, sessionist

Ronnie Bright -- b.10/18/1938 d.11/26/2015 N.S. (77)
Singer
Group Names: The Coasters

Enith Salle Brigitha -- b.4/15/1955
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: 100m/200m swimmer (Olympic-bronze-1976)

Frank Brimsek -- b.9/26/1913 d.11/11/1998 (85)
NHL Goaltender
Names/Places: aka Francis Charles "Mister Zero" Brimsek
Misc: played from 1938-1950
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks

Milton Kenneth Brink -- b.11/26/1910 N.S. d.10/31/1999 N.S. (88)
NHL Center
Names/Places: NN:Curly
Misc: spent most of his career in the AHA, played five games in the NHL with Chicago

David Brinkley -- b.7/10/1920 d.6/11/2003 (82)
Protestant, Newscaster, Journalist, Commentator
Names/Places: b. in Wilmington, NC
TV Shows: The Huntley/Brinkley Report, NBC News, This Week with David Brinkley

Freddie Joe "Jack" Brisco -- b.9/21/1941 N.S. d.2/1/2010 N.S. (68)
Wrestler
Names/Places: RMN:Freddie Joe

Eric Bristow -- b.4/25/1957 N.S. d.4/5/2018 N.S. (60)
Dart Thrower, English
Misc: five-time World Masters Champion dart thrower

Harold Brittan -- b.11/11/1894 d.4/9/1964 (69)
Soccer Player, English
Misc: played center forward

Jack Britton -- b.10/14/1885 N.S. d.3/27/1962 N.S. (76)
Boxer

"Punch" Broadbent -- b.7/13/1892 d.3/5/1971 (78)
NHL Right Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1912-1929
Sports Teams: Ottawa Senators, Montreal Maroons, New York Americans

Louis Clark Brock -- b.6/18/1939
Sportscaster, MLB Left Fielder
Names/Places: b. in El Dorado, AR
Misc: stole 118 bases in 1974; former all-time stolen base leader (938); led NL in steals 8 times; led St. Louis to 2 World Series titles (1964,67); had 3,023 career hits; 6x All-Star; Cardinals #20 retired; in the St. Louis Cardinals and the National Baseball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs (1961-1964), St. Louis Cardinals (1964-1979)

"Turk" Broda -- b.5/15/1914 d.10/17/1972 (58)
NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Misc: playing career 1935-1943, 1946-1951
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs

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