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Urban "Red" Faber -- b.9/6/1888 d.9/25/1976 (88)
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: RFMN:Urban C.
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox (1914-33)

Tommy Facenda -- b.11/10/1939
Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: NN:Bubba
Group Names: The Blue Caps (a backing band for Gene Vincent)
Song Titles: High School U.S.A.

Clifford B. "Cliff" Fagan -- b.3/3/1911 N.S. d.1/18/1995 N.S. (83)
Basketball Figure
Misc: High School Basketball Referee, President of the Basketball Hall of Fame

Donald Fagen -- b.1/10/1948
Songwriter, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in Passaic, NJ
Misc: some say b. in 1950
Group Names: Steely Dan; soloist

Mabel Fairbanks -- b.11/14/1916 d.10/??/2001
Figure Skater

Abdul "Duke" Fakir -- b.12/26/1935
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Four Tops

Joseph Falcaro -- b.1/3/1896 d.9/6/1951 (55)
Bowler

Nick Faldo -- b.7/18/1957
Golfer, English
Misc: 3-time winner of British Open (1987,90,92) and 2-time winner of Masters (1989-90); 3-time European Golfer of Year (1989-90, 92); PGA Player of Year in 1990.

Bob Falkenburg -- b.1/29/1926
Tennis Player

Agnetha Fältskog -- b.4/5/1950
Pop Singer, Swedish
Names/Places: LN:Ulvaeus; Pron:Ag-nyet-ta Felts-kogue
Group Names: ABBA

Juan Manuel Fangio -- b.6/24/1911 d.7/17/1995 (84)
Auto Racer, Argentine
Misc: 5-time Formula One world champion (1951,54-57); 24 career wins, retired in 1958.

Alfred "Lindy" Faragalli -- b.12/12/1911 d.1/16/1997 (85)
Bowler

Don Fargo -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Wrestler
Misc: a member of The Fabulous Fargo Brothers

Jackie Fargo -- b.6/26/1930 N.S. d.6/24/2013 N.S. (82)
Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Henry Faggart

Ed Farhat -- b.6/9/1924 N.S. d.1/18/2003 N.S. (78)
Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Edward George Farhat; ring name:The Original Sheik

Steve Farhood -- b.2/15/1957 N.S.
Sports Journalist, Boxing Figure
Misc: The Ring magazine editor in chief 1989-1997; worked for ESPN, SportsChannel, USA's Tuesday Night Fights, and CNN, boxing analyist for Showtime

Jesse Farley -- b.2/28/1915 d.10/11/1988 (73)
Gospel Performer
Names/Places: aka Jesse James Farley
Group Names: The Soul Stirrers

Charles "Red" Farmer -- b.10/15/1928
Auto Racer
Misc: NASCAR; birthdate is disputed, born sometime between 1928 and 1932

Pete Farndon -- b.6/12/1952 d.4/14/1983 (30)
Rock & Roll Bassist, English
Misc: some say b. 1953 or 1954
Group Names: The Pretenders

Philo T. Farnsworth -- b.8/19/1906 d.3/11/1971 (64)
Inventor
Misc: co-inventer of the electronic television set; Philco TV manufacturing was named after him

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Hugh Farr -- b.12/6/1903 d.3/17/1980 (76)
Fiddler, Country Singer
Names/Places: RN:Thomas Hubert Farr
Group Names: Sons of the Pioneers

Karl Farr -- b.4/25/1909 d.9/20/1961 (52)
Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Names/Places: MN:Marx
Group Names: Sons of the Pioneers

David Glasgow Farragut -- b.7/5/1801 d.8/14/1870 (69)
Naval Officer
Names/Places: b. in Knoxville, TN
Misc: Civil War Hero; Said "Damn the Torpedoes!"

Arthur "Art" Farrell -- b.2/8/1877 d.2/7/1909 (31)
NHL Forward, Canadian
Misc: played 1893-1901
Sports Teams: Montreal Shamrocks

Carlo Fassi -- b.12/20/1929 d.3/20/1997 (67)
Figure Skater, Italian

Solofa Fatu Jr. -- b.10/11/1965 N.S.
Wrestler
Names/Places: ring names: Rikishi and Fatu

Marshall Faulk -- b.2/26/1973
NFL Runningback, College Football Player
Misc: Super Bowl Champ XXXIV, 7x Pro Bowl, 3x First Team, 3x Second Team; Rams #28 retired
Sports Teams: Indianapolis Colts (1994-1998), St. Louis Rams (1999-2005)

Brett Favre -- b.10/10/1969
NFL Quarterback
Misc: 11x Pro Bowl, 3x NFL MVP, 5x NFC Player of the Year, 12x NFC Offensive Player of the Week, the first quarterback to throw over 70,000 yards, complete over 6,000 passes, and have over 500 touchdowns in his career; Packers #4 retired
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers (1992-2007), Atlanta Falcons (1991), New York Jets (2008), Minnesota Vikings (2009-2010)

Joy Fawcett -- b.2/8/1968
Soccer Player

Basil "Buzz" Fazio -- b.2/7/1908 d.2/15/1993 (85)
Bowler

Tommy Fears -- b.12/3/1923 d.1/4/2000 (76)
NFL Coach, NFL Runningback, NFL Wide Receiver
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams (player 1948-1956), Green Bay Packers (coach 1959), Los Angeles Rams (coach 1960-1961), Green Bay Packers (coach 1962-1965), Atlanta Falcons (coach 1966), New Orleans Saints (coach 1967-1970), Philadelphia Eagles (coach 1971-1972), Southern California Sun (WFL Head coach 1974-1975), Los Angeles Express (USFL Executive 1983-1985)

Danny Federici -- b.1/23/1950 d.4/17/2008 (58)
Accordionist, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer, Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Bruce Springsteen's E. St. Band

Bernie Federko -- b.5/12/1956
NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1976-1980
Sports Teams: St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings

Sergei Fedorov -- b.12/13/1969
NHL Center, Russian
Misc: played 1986-2012; the first Russian to win NHL Hart Trophy as 1993-94 regular season MVP; 2-time All-Star with Detroit.
Sports Teams: CSKA Moscow, Detroit Red Wings, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Columbus Blue Jackets, Washington Capitals, Metallurg Magnitogorsk

Steve Fehr -- b.11/14/1954
Bowler
Misc: The youngest person to be elected to the ABC Hall of Fame

John Feinstein -- b.7/28/1956 N.S.
Author, Sports Commentator, Sports Writer

Don Felder -- b.9/21/1947
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: The Eagles

Robert Feller -- b.11/3/1918 d.12/15/2010 (92)
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:The Heat from Van Meter, Bullet Bob, and Rapid Robert; b. in Van Meter, IA; RFN:Bob
Misc: led AL in strikeouts 7 times and wins 6 times with Cleveland; threw 3 no-hitters and 12 one-hitters; 266 career wins; Indians #19 retired
Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians (1936-1941, 1945-1956)

Gary Fencik -- b.6/11/1954
NFL Defensive
Misc: Super Bowl XX, 2x Pro Bowl
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears (1976-1987)

Leo Fender -- b.8/10/1909 d.3/21/1991 (81)
Inventor
Names/Places: FN:Clarence
Misc: Guitar maker; the Stratocaster, a rock 'n roller's choice

Jeff Fenech -- b.5/28/1964
Boxer, Australian

Rio Ferdinand -- b.11/7/1978 N.S.
Soccer Player, English

Alex Ferguson -- b.12/31/1941
Soccer Player, Scotish
Misc: CBE; managed Manchester United 1986-2013

Jock Ferguson -- b.9/17/1887 d.9/19/1973 (86)
Soccer Player, Scotish

Gigi Fernández -- b.2/22/1964
Tennis Player, Puerto Rican
Misc: 1988 US Open Doubles

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Pedro Ferrándiz -- b.11/20/1928 N.S.
Basketball Coach, Spanish
Sports Teams: Real Madrid basketball club

Enzo Ferrari -- b.2/20/1898 d.8/14/1988 (90)
Auto Racer, Italian
Misc: Auto maker; founder of Ferrari, Italy's greatest sports car builder; b. Feb 18?

Barbara Ann Ferrell -- b.7/28/1947
Runner, Track and Field
Misc: National Track & Field Hall of Famer: Olympic medalist: silver: 100 meter dash, gold: 4x100 meter relay [1968]; gold medalist: Pan American Games: 100 meters [1967]; tied world record twice: 100 meters [11.1 seconds [1967]

Rick Ferrell -- b.8/12/1905 d.7/27/1995 (89)
MLB Catcher
Misc: for 41 years held the American League record of 1,806 games caught
Sports Teams: St. Louis Browns (1929-1933), Boston Red Sox (1933-1937), Washington Senators (1937-1941), St. Louis Browns (1941-1943), Washington Senators (1944-1945, 1947)

Slava Fetisov -- b.4/20/1958
NHL Defensive, Russian
Names/Places: RN: Viacheslav Alexandrovich "Slava" Fetisov
Misc: played 1976-1988, 2009
Sports Teams: New Jersey Devils (NHL), Detroit Red Wings (NHL), CSKA Moscow (RSL/KHL), Spartak Moscow (REL/KHL)

Jackie Fields -- b.2/9/1908 d.6/3/1987 (79)
Boxer
Misc: Olympic-gold-1924

James Figg -- b.??/??/1695 d.12/7/1734
Boxer, English
Misc: recognized as the first English bare-knuckle boxing champion reigning from 1719-1734

Rollie Fingers -- b.8/25/1946
MLB Pitcher
Misc: relief ace with 341 career saves; won AL MVP and Cy Young awards in 1981 with Milwaukee; World Series MVP in 1974 with Oakland; AL MVP 1981
Sports Teams: Oakland Athletics (1968-1976), San Diego Padres (1977-1980), Milwaukee Brewers (1981-1982, 1984-1985)

Howard Finkel -- b.6/7/1950 N.S.
Wrestling Figure
Misc: Wrestling Announcer

James Edward "Jim" Finks -- b.8/31/1927 d.5/8/1994 (66)
NFL Executive, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers (1949-1955), Calgary Stampeders (CFL, 1957), Notre Dame (coach 1956), Calgary Stampeders (CFL, coach 1960), Calgary Stampeders (CFL, administrator 1957-1964), Minnesota Vikings (administrator 1964-1973), Chicago Bears (administrator 1974-1982), Chicago Cubs (administrator 1983-1984), New Orleans Saints (administrator 1986-1992)

Tom Finney -- b.4/5/1922 d.2/14/2014 (91)
Soccer Player, English
Misc: MBE

Raymond Firestone -- b.9/6/1908 d.9/9/1994 (86)
Bowler

E. A. "Bud" Fisher -- b.??/??/???? d.12/9/???? (83)
Bowler

Harry Fisher -- b.2/6/1882 d.12/29/1967 (85)
College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Fordham (coach 1904-05), Army (coach 1906-1907, 1921-1923, 1924-1925), Columbia (player 1902-1905, coach 1906-1916), St. John's (1909-1910)

Roger Fisher -- b.2/14/1950
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Heart

Carlton Fisk -- b.12/26/1947
MLB Catcher
Names/Places: b. in Bellows Falls, VT; MN:Ernest
Misc: Gold Glove 1972, 3x Silver Slugger, set all-time major league record at age 45 for games caught (2,226); also all-time HR leader for catchers (376); AL Rookie of Year (1972) and 11-time All-Star; hit epic, 12th-inning Game 6 homer for Boston Red Sox in 1975 World Series; Red Sox #27 and White Sox #72 both retired.
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox (1969, 1971-1980), Chicago White Sox (1981-1983)

Emerson Fittipaldi -- b.12/12/1946
Auto Racer, Brazilian
Misc: 2-time Formula One world champion (1972,74); 2-time winner of Indy 500 (1989,93); won overall IndyCar title in 1989.

Robert James "Bob" Fitzsimmons -- b.5/26/1863 d.10/22/1917 (54)
Boxer, English
Names/Places: RN:Robert Prometheus
Misc: World boxing champion in three weight divisions, including heavyweight.

Ray Flaherty -- b.9/1/1903 d.7/19/1994 (90)
NFL Coach, NFL Player
Misc: AFL, NFL, AAFC coach
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Wildcats (AFL I, 1926), New York Yankees (1927-1928), New York Giants (1928-1929, 1931-1935), Gonzaga Bulldogs (NCAA, coach 1930), Boston/Washington Redskins (coach 1936-1942), New York Yankees (AAFC, coach 1946-1948), Chicago Hornets (AAFC, coach 1949)

"Nature Boy" Rick Flair -- b.2/25/1949
Wrestler
Names/Places: NN:Ric, RN:Richard Morgan Fliehr
Misc: wrestling career spanned almost 40 years with the NWA, WCW, WWF later WWE, and TNA.; WCW wrestling champ

Fermie Flaman -- b.1/25/1927 d.6/22/2012 (85)
NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1943-1964
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs

Lester Raymond Flatt -- b.6/19/1914 d.5/11/1979 (64)
Mandolin, Country Singer/Guitarist, Bluegrass Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Overton County, TN
Misc: b. June 14 or 28?
Song Titles: The Ballad of Jed Clampett (with Earl Scruggs)

Flavor Flav -- b.3/16/1959
Rap Music Performer
Names/Places: RN: William Drayton
Group Names: Public Enemy

Flea -- b.10/16/1962
Rock & Roll Bassist
Names/Places: RN:Michael Balzary
Group Names: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Mick Fleetwood -- b.6/24/1947
Drummer, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Names/Places: b. in London
Misc: some say b. 1942
Group Names: Fleetwood Mac, soloist

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Lawrence "Larry" Fleisher -- b.9/26/1930 N.S. d.5/4/1989 N.S. (58)
Attorney, Sports Figure
Misc: Sports Agent

Peggy Fleming -- b.7/27/1948
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in San Jose, CA; MN:Gale
Misc: World champ 1966-68, gold medalist 1968 Olympics

Tommy Fleming -- b.1/15/1890 d.3/19/1965 (75)
Soccer Player, Scotish

Elmer Harrison Flick -- b.1/11/1876 d.1/9/1971 (94)
MLB Right Fielder
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1898-1901), Philadelphia Athletics (1902), Cleveland Bronchos/Naps (1902-1910)

Fonty Flock -- b.3/21/1920 d.7/5/1972 (52)
Auto Racer

Julius Timothy "Tim" Flock -- b.5/11/1924 d.3/31/1998 (73)
Auto Racer
Misc: one of NASCAR's early pioneers, and a two-time series champion. He was a brother to NASCAR's second female driver Ethel Mobley and NASCAR pioneers Bob Flock and Fonty Flock. 39 race wins.

Tom Florie -- b.9/6/1897 d.4/26/1966 (68)
Soccer Player

Theodore "Tiger" Flowers -- b.8/5/1895 d.11/16/1927 (32)
Boxer
Misc: became the first black middleweight boxing champion in 1926 when he defeated Harry Greb

Raymond Floyd -- b.9/4/1942
Golfer
Misc: some say Sep 14 or 1947

Doug Flutie -- b.10/23/1962
NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: won Heisman Trophy with Boston College (1984); 3-time CFL MVP with B.C. Lions (1991) and Calgary (1992-93); led Calgary to Grey Cup title in 1992; 6x CFL's Most Outstanding Player, 6x CFL All-Star
Sports Teams: Boston College, New Jersey Generals (USFL 1985), Chicago Bears (NFL 1986), New England Patriots (NFL 1987-1989), BC Lions (CFL 1990-1991), Calgary Stampeders (CFL 1992-1995), Toronto Argonauts (CFL 1996-1997), Buffalo Bills (NFL 1998-2000), San Diego Chargers (NFL 2001-2004), New England Patriots (NFL 2005)

John Fogerty -- b.5/28/1945
Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Keyboardist, Pianist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Berkeley, CA
Misc: he rewrote all his old CCR songs as John Fogerty songs for legal reasons and got really nasty about the people responsible in "Vanz Kant Danz"
Group Names: Credence Clearwater Revival (lead 1967-1972), soloist
Song Titles: Susie Q, Proud Mary, Bad Moon Rising, Green River, Down on the Corner, Fortunate Sun, Travelin' Band, Who'll Stop the Rain, Up Around the Bend, Run Through the Jungle, Lookin' Out My Back Door, Have You Ever Seen the Rain?, Sweet Hitch Hiker, I Heard It Through The Grapevine (previous titles as lead of CCR), Jambalaya (On the Bayou), Rockin' All Over the World, The Old Man Down the Road, Rock and Roll Girls, Centerfield, Eye of the Zombie
Album Titles: Credence Clearwater Revival, Bayou Country, Green River, Willy and the Poor Boys, Cosmo's Factory, Pendulum, Mardi Gras (previous titles as lead of CCR), Centerfield, Eye of the Zombie, Blue Moon Swamp
Video Titles: Premonition, The Long Road Home In Concert

Tom Fogerty -- b.11/9/1941 d.9/6/1990 (48)
Rhythm Guitarist, Rock & Roll Bassist
Names/Places: b. in El Cerrito, California; John's brother
Group Names: Credence Clearwater Revival, soloist

Jim Foglesong -- b.7/26/1922 d.7/9/2013 (90)
Music Executive, Country Musician
Misc: in the Country Music Hall of Fame

Michael Francis "Mick" Foley Sr. -- b.6/7/1965 N.S.
Author, Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian, Producer, Video Game Voice Actor, Sports Commentator, Wrestler
Names/Places: ring names: Mick Foley, Dude Love, and Cactus Jack; NN:Mankind
TV Shows: WWF Superstars, WWF Raw
Video Games: WWE '13

"Red" Foley -- b.6/17/1910 d.9/19/1968 (58)
Actor, TV Host, Songwriter, Harmonicaist, Gospel Singer, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: NN: The Founding Father of Country Music, RFN:Clyde Julian
Misc: Radio Host
TV Shows: Ozark Jubilee

D. J. Fontana -- b.3/15/1931
Drummer
Misc: sessionist for Elvis Presley's backup group

Doug Ford -- b.8/6/1922
Golfer
Misc: Masters [1957], PGA [1955]

Edward Charles "Whitey" Ford -- b.10/21/1928
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:the Chairman of the Board
Misc: not to be confused with comedian Whitey Ford; won record 10 World Series games; overall record of 236-106 with a .690 percentage; led AL in wins 3 times; won both Cy Young Award and World Series MVP in 1961 with the New York Yankees; 10x All-Star, 6x World Series champ; Yankees #16 retired
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (1950, 1953-1967)

Henry Ford -- b.7/30/1863 d.4/7/1947 (83)
Inventor, Businessperson, Manufacturer, Auto Racer, American
Names/Places: b. in Dearborn, MI
Misc: developed the first popular cheap car: The Model T; founded Ford Motor Co.; father of modern industrial production; not an auto racer but in the Motorsports Hall of Fame for founding a motor company.

Len Ford -- b.2/18/1926 d.3/14/1972 (46)
NFL Player
Misc: 4x Pro Bowl, 3x NFL champ
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Dons (1948-1949), Cleveland Browns (1950-1957), Green Bay Packers (1958)

Mary Ford -- b.7/7/1924 d.9/30/1977 (53)
Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Pasadena, CA; RN:Colleen Summers; duo with Les Paul (hubby)
Group Names: Les Paul and Mary Ford

Tennessee Ernie Ford -- b.2/13/1919 d.10/17/1991 (72)
Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Gospel Singer, Pop Singer, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Bristol, TN; aka The Ol' peapicker and Ol' Ern; RFMN:Ernest Jennings
Misc: made 80+ albums
Song Titles: Mule Train, Shotgun Boogie, Mr. and Mississippi, Sixteen Tons, The Ballad of Davy Crockett
Album Titles: Hymns, Spirituals, Nearer The Cross, Star Carol
TV Shows: The Ford Show

Whitey Ford -- b.5/12/1901 d.6/20/1986 (85)
Country Musician
Names/Places: RN:Benjamin Francis Ford; NN:The Duke Of Paducah
Misc: not to be confused with baseball legend Whitey Ford; country entertainer

George Foreman -- b.1/10/1949
Actor, Boxer, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in Marshall, Texas; MN:Edward; wed 5x's
Misc: Olympic heavyweight champ (1968); world heavyweight champ (1973-74); lost title to Muhammad Ali (KO-8th) in '74; lost comeback bid for title at age 42 to Evander Holyfield (D-12) in 1991; not b. Jan 22, 1948
TV Shows: George (as George Foster)

Peter Forsberg -- b.7/20/1973
NHL Player, Swedish
Names/Places: MN: Mattias; NN: Foppa
Misc: played 1989-2011
Sports Teams: Quebec Nordiques, Colorado Avalanche, Philadelphia Flyers, Nashville Predators, Modo Hockey (SHL)

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Daniel Fortmann -- b.4/11/1916 d.5/23/1995 (79)
NFL Guard
Misc: 3x NFL champ, 6x First Team All-Pro, 3x Pro-Bowl; in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears (1936-1943)

Jimmy Fortune -- b.3/11/1955
Country Singer
Group Names: Statler Brothers
Song Titles: Flowers on the Wall, Do You Know You Are My Sunshine, Elizabeth, My Only Love, Too Much on My Heart
Album Titles: Flowers on the Wall, Bed of Roses, Country Music Then and Now, Entertainers On and Off the Record, The Originals, Years Ago, Atlanta Blue, Pardners in Rhyme, Four for the Snow, Maple Street Memories

Steve Fossen -- b.11/15/1949
Bassist, Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Heart

Andrew "Rube" Foster -- b.9/17/1879 d.12/9/1930 (51)
MLB Manager, MLB Pitcher
Misc: in Negro Leagues as Pitcher & Manager
Sports Teams: Chicago Union Giants (1902), Cuban X-Giants (1903), Philadelphia Giants (1904-06), Leland Giants (1907-10), Chicago American Giants (1911-17), Leland Giants (manager, 1907-10), Chicago American Giants (manager, 1911-26)

Bill Foster -- b.6/12/1904 d.9/16/1978 (74)
Baseball Pitcher
Misc: Negro League top pitcher
Sports Teams: Memphis Red Sox (1923-24), Chicago American Giants (1923-30, 1932-35, 1937), Birmingham Black Barons (1925), Homestead Grays (1931), Kansas City Monarchs (1931), Pittsburgh Crawfords (1936)

Bob Foster -- b.4/27/1938 d.11/21/2015 N.S. (77)
Boxer
Misc: some sources say b. 1939; light heavyweight champion [1968-74]: won 56 of 65 professional fights

Fred Foster -- b.7/26/1931 N.S.
Music Producer, Songwriter, Country Figure
Misc: founder of Monument Records

Harold E. "Bud" Foster -- b.5/30/1906 d.7/16/1996 (90)
College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: All-America (1930); Big Ten Conference titles (1935, 1941, 1947); NCAA Championship (Wisconsin, 1941).
Sports Teams: University of Wisconsin-Madison (player 1926-1930, coach 1934-1959)

Paul Foster -- b.7/12/1920 d.8/20/1995 (75)
Gospel Performer
Group Names: The Soul Stirrers

Stephen Collins Foster -- b.7/4/1826 d.1/13/1864 (37)
Composer, Songwriter
Misc: the first professional songwriter
Song Titles: Camptown Races, Oh Susannah, Swanee River, Old Black Joe

Julie Foudy -- b.1/23/1971
Sports Analyst, Soccer Midfielder
Misc: soccer coach and captain

Dan Fouts -- b.6/10/1951
Sports Analyst, Football Announcer, NFL Quarterback
Names/Places: Bob's son (Bob is a Bay Area Radio Hall of Famer)
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl, the first player to throw for 4,000 yards or more in three consecutive seasons; career 43,040 yds passing, 254 TDs, led passing 1979-1982; in the Chargers Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: San Diego Chargers (1973-1987)
TV Shows: Monday Night Football (2000-02)

"Nellie" Fox -- b.12/25/1927 d.12/1/1975 (47)
MLB Infielder
Names/Places: RFN:Jacob Nelson
Misc: 3x Gold Glove, AL MVP 1959, 15x All-Star; White Sox #2 retired
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (1947-1949), Chicago White Sox (1950-1963), Houston Colt .45s/Astros (1964-1965)

Ray Fox -- b.5/28/1917 d.6/15/2014 (97)
Auto Racer
Misc: not a racer but an engine builder in the Motorsports Hall of Fame; NASCAR car owner and engine inspector; active from 1955-1972

Jimmie Foxx -- b.10/22/1907 d.7/21/1967 (59)
MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: RFN:James Emory
Misc: AL MVP 1932, 1933, 1938; 2646 hits; triple crown '33, 534 HRs, 1,921 RBIs, 9x All-Star, 2x AL batting champ, 4x AL home run leader, 3x AL RBI leader
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (1925-1935), Boston Red Sox (1936-1942), Chicago Cubs (1942, 1944), Philadelphia Phillies (1945)

Frank C. Foyston -- b.2/2/1891 d.1/19/1966 (74)
NHL Coach, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1912-1930
Sports Teams: Detroit Olympics, Detroit Cougars, Victoria Cougars, Seattle Metropolitans, Toronto Blueshirts

A. J. Foyt -- b.1/16/1935
Auto Racer
Names/Places: b. in Houston; FN:Anthony Joseph
Misc: 7-time USAC/CART national champion (1960-61,63-64,67,75,79); 4-time Indy 500 winner (1961,64,67,77); only driver in history to win Indy 500, Daytona 500 (1972) and 24 Hours of LeMans (1967 with Dan Gurney); retired in 1993 as all-time IndyCar wins leader with 67.

Bill Fralic -- b.10/31/1962
NFL Guard, College Football Player
Misc: 4x Pro Bowl; in the Collge Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Pittsburth, Atlanta Falcons (1985-1992), Detroit Lions (1993)

Peter Frampton -- b.4/22/1950
Composer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: b. in Kent
Misc: some say b. April 20
Group Names: Humble Pie, soloist
Song Titles: Show Me The Way, Baby I Love Your Way, Do You Feel Like We Do, I'm in You, Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours, I Can't Stand It No More
Album Titles: Frampton, I'm in You, Frampton Comes Alive, Where I Should Be, Breaking All The Rules

William Clifton "Bill" France Jr. -- b.4/4/1933 d.6/4/2007 (74)
Executive, Auto Racer
Misc: served from 1972-2000 as the head of NASCAR

William H. G. France -- b.9/26/1909 d.6/7/1992 (82)
Sports Figure, Auto Racer
Misc: Racing executive & pioneer; founded Daytona 500

Arlene Francis -- b.10/20/1908 d.5/31/2001 (92)
Movie/Stage Actress, TV Hostess, Game Show Hostess, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Boston; RLN:Kazanjian
TV Shows: What's My Line (panelist)

Connie Francis -- b.12/12/1937
Actress, Music Producer, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Newark, N.J.; RN:Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero

Genie Francis -- b.5/26/1962
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: b. in Englewood, NJ; MN:Ann; Ivor's daughter, Jonathan Frakes' wife
TV Shows: General Hospital (as Laura Vining Falkner Webber Baldwin Spencer Cassadine Spencer), Days of Our Lives (as Diana Colville), All My Children (as Ceara Conner Hunter), Bare Essence (as Patricia "Tyger" Hayes), North & South (TV mini-series), Murder She Wrote (as Jessica Fletcher), The Incredible Hulk (1996 as Betty Ross voice)
Movie Titles: Thunderbirds (2004)

Ron Francis -- b.3/1/1963
NHL General Manager, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1981-2004
Sports Teams: Hartford Whalers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs

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Trevor Francis -- b.4/19/1954
Sports Commentator, Soccer Striker, English

Don Francisco -- b.12/28/1941
Variety Show Host, Chilean
Names/Places: RN:Mario Kreutzberger
TV Shows: Sabado Gigante (Gigantic Saturday host 1963-2015)

Clinton Frank -- b.9/13/1915 d.7/7/1992 (76)
College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1937)
Sports Teams: Yale University

J. L. (Joe) Frank -- b.4/15/1900 d.5/4/1952 (52)
Music Executive, Country Performer
Misc: Promoter

John Frankenheimer -- b.2/19/1930 d.7/6/2002 (72)
TV/Movie Director
Movie Titles: Days of Wine and Roses, Birdman of Alcatraz, The French Connection, The Manchurian Candidate

Aretha Franklin -- b.3/25/1942
Baptist, Composer, Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Memphis, Tennessee; NN: The All Time Queen of Soul Music; Glynn Turman's wife
Song Titles: Respect, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Think, A Rose is Still a Rose, Rock Steady, Something He Can Feel, Jump To It, Freeway of Love, Who's Zoomin' Who, Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves, I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me, with George Michael), Jumpin' Jack Flash
Album Titles: I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Lady Soul, "Young, Gifted and Black", Amazing Grace
TV Shows: A Diff'rent World (theme singer)
Movie Titles: The Blues Brothers

Benjamin Franklin -- b.1/17/1706 d.4/17/1790 (84)
Author, Philosopher, Scientist, Inventor, Publisher, Printer, Statesman, Diplomat, Philanthropist
Names/Places: b. in Boston; d. in Philadelphia
Misc: Postmaster General; Declaration of Independence signer; invented bifocals, streetlights, lightning rods, stoves, & harmonicas; Elder Statesman of the American Revolution; 1st Ambassador of France; on a $100 bill
Book Titles: Poor Richard's Almanac

Melvin Franklin -- b.10/12/1942 d.2/23/1995 (52)
Bass Singer/Basso, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: RN:David English
Group Names: The Temptations

Chris Frantz -- b.5/8/1951
Music Producer, Songwriter, Hip-Pop Drummer, New Wave Drummer, American
Names/Places: b. in New York, NY; FN:Charlton Christopher
Misc: some say b. May 9
Group Names: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club

Lou Frantz -- b.??/??/????
Bowler

Neale Fraser -- b.10/3/1933
Tennis Player, Australian
Misc: won many doubles tourneys

Linda Fratianne -- b.8/2/1960
Actress, Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete
Misc: (Olympic-silver-1980)

William Frawley -- b.2/26/1887 d.3/3/1966 (79)
TV Actor
Names/Places: RN:William Clement Frawley
Misc: some say b. in 1893
TV Shows: I Love Lucy (as Fred Mertz), My Three Sons (as Uncle Michael Francis 'Bub' O'Casey)

Joe Frazier -- b.1/12/1944 d.11/7/2011 (67)
Boxer, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in Beauford, S.C.; NN:Smokin' Joe
Misc: 1964 Olympic heavyweight champion; world heavyweight champ (1970-73); fought Muhammad Ali 3 times and won once; pro record 32-4-1 with 27 KOs; most say b. Jan 17

Walter "Walt" Frazier -- b.3/29/1945
NBA Guard
Names/Places: NN:Clyde
Misc: 7x NBA All-Star;career 15,581 points, 4,830 rebounds, 5,040 assists; legendary quick-handed star guard for the New York Knickerbockers in the 1970s; Knicks #10 retired, Southern Illinois #52 retired
Sports Teams: Southern Illinois (1963-1967), New York Knicks (1967-1977), Cleveland Cavaliers (1977-1980)

Stan Freberg -- b.8/7/1926 d.4/7/2015 (88)
Comedy Writer, Satirist, Actor, Radio Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Puppeteer, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: b. in Pasadena, CA, RN:Stanley Victor Friberg
Misc: Commercial writer and satirist on TV, Radio, & Records; advertising creative director; winner of 21 Clios
Song Titles: St. George and the Dragonet, John and Marsha, Little Blue Riding Hood, Sh-Boom, The Yellow Rose of Texas, Rock Island Line, Heartbreak Hotel, The Great Pretender, The Banana Boat Song, Wun'erful Wun'erful! (Sides uh-one and uh-two), Green Christmas, Yulenet, The Old Payola Roll Blues
Album Titles: Stan Freberg Presents the United States of America
TV Shows: Time For Beany (as Cecil the Seasick Serpent)

Tucker (Ivan) Frederickson -- b.1/12/1943
NFL Runningback, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Auburn University, New York Giants (1965-1971)

Sigurour Franklin "Frank" Fredrickson -- b.6/11/1895 d.5/28/1979 (83)
NHL Center, Olympic Athlete, Canadian
Misc: played 1913-1932
Sports Teams: Detroit Olympics (IHL), Detroit Falcons (NHL), Pittsburgh Pirates (NHL), Boston Bruins (NHL), Detroit Cougars (NHL), Victoria Cougars (WCHL), Victoria Cougars (PCHA), Victoria Aristocrats (PCHA)

Alan Freed -- b.12/15/1922 d.1/20/1965 (42)
Executive, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock
Misc: The Father & coiner of the term "Rock & Roll"; payola accepter

Paul "Ace" Frehley -- b.4/27/1951
Songwriter, Heavy Metal Singer/Guitarist
Misc: some say b. Apr 22 (incorrect day) or 1950, but UP says 4-27-1951
Group Names: KISS, soloist

David Freiberg -- b.8/24/1938
Guitarist, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship

Tom Freston -- b.11/22/1945
TV Executive
Misc: former president and CEO of MTV Networks

Glenn Frey -- b.11/6/1948 d.1/18/2016 N.S. (67)
Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Classic Rock Singer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Detroit, MI
Group Names: The Eagles (through 1980), soloist
Song Titles: Take It Easy, Witchy Woman, Best of My Love, One of These Nights, Lyin' Eyes, Take It To The Limit, New Kid in Town, Hotel California, Life in the Fast Lane, Heartache tonight, The Long Run, I Can't Tell You Why (previous titles as lead of The Eagles), The One You Love, Sexy Girl, The Heat is On, Smuggler's Blues (which inspired a Miami Vice episode), You Belong to the City, True Love
Album Titles: Eagles, Desperado, On The Border, One of These Nights, Hotel California, The Long Run (previous titles as lead of The Eagles), No Fun Aloud, The Allnighter
TV Shows: South of Sunset (TV bomb)

Ford C. Frick -- b.12/19/1894 d.4/8/1978 (83)
Journalist, Sports Executive, MLB Player
Misc: 3rd MLB Commissioner 1951-65

Werner Fricker -- b.1/24/1936 d.5/30/2001 (65)
Soccer Player, Yugoslav

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Benny Friedman -- b.3/18/1905 d.11/24/1982 (77)
NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: generally considered the first great passer in pro football.
Sports Teams: University of Michigan, Cleveland Bulldogs (1927), Detroit Wolverines (1928), New York Giants (player 1929-1931, coach 1930), Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL player 1932-1934, coach 1932), Brandeis University (coach 1951-1959)

Max "Marty" Friedman -- b.7/12/1889 d.1/1/1986 (96)
NBA Coach, NBA Player
Misc: player 1910-1927 (played in almost every league in the East)

Robert Friedrich -- b.6/30/1891 d.8/8/1966 (75)
Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Ed "Strangler" Lewis

Fred F. Friendly -- b.10/30/1915 d.3/3/1998 (82)
Newscaster, Journalist, TV Executive
Names/Places: RN:Ferdinand Wachenheimer
Misc: News & Public Affairs moderator; CBS President

John Friesz -- b.5/19/1967
NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Idaho, San Diego Chargers (1990-1993), Washington Redskins (1994), Seattle Seahawks (1995-1998), New England Patriots (1999-2000)

Frankie Frisch -- b.9/9/1898 d.3/12/1973 (74)
MLB Manager, MLB Second Baseman
Names/Places: NN:Fordham Flash
Misc: NL MVP 1931
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1919-1926), St. Louis Cardinals (player 1927-1937, manager 1933-1938), Pittsburgh Pirates (manager 1940-1946), Chicago Cubs (manager 1949-1951)

William "Lefty" Frizzell -- b.3/31/1928 d.7/19/1975 (47)
Composer, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: MN:Orville

John Frusciante -- b.3/5/1970
Music Producer, Composer, Alternative Rock Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Song Titles: Scar Tissue, Give It Away

Shirley Fry-Irvin -- b.6/30/1927
Tennis Player

William J "Tucker" Fryer -- b.7/22/1895 d.8/29/1960 (65)
Soccer Player, English

Robert Brian "Robbie" Ftorek -- b.1/2/1952 N.S.
NHL Coach, NHL Player, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: played 1972-1986
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Quebec Nordiques, New York Rangers, Phoenix Roadrunners (WHA), Cincinnatti Stingers (WHA)

Grant Fuhr -- b.9/28/1962
NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Misc: played from 1981-2000
Sports Teams: Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames

Tatsumi Fujinami -- b.12/28/1953
Wrestler, Japanese
Names/Places: ring name: The Dragon

Harry Fujiwara -- b.5/4/1935 N.S. d.8/28/2016 N.S. (81)
Wrestler, Wrestling Manager, Hawaiian
Names/Places: ring name: Mr. Fuji

Joseph F. "Joe" Fulks -- b.10/26/1921 d.3/21/1976 (54)
NBA Forward
Names/Places: NN:Jumping Joe
Misc: The first Philadelphia Warriors NBA star, high scoring 6' 5 forward of the 1940s, the first major star of The Basketball Association Of America, the league that became the NBA in 1949.
Sports Teams: Philadephia Warriors (1946-1954)

Blind Boy Fuller -- b.7/10/1907 d.2/13/1941 (33)
Blues Singer/Guitarist

James Fullerton -- b.4/9/1909 N.S. d.3/3/1991 N.S. (81)
Hockey Coach
Misc: Hockey Referee
Sports Teams: Brown (coach), New York Islanders (scout), Chicago Blackhawks (scout)

Gene Fullmer -- b.7/21/1931 d.4/27/2015 (83)
Mormon, Boxer

Lowell Fulson -- b.3/31/1921 d.3/7/1999 (77)
Guitarist, Blues Singer, Country Singer
Misc: linking figure between classic blues and R&B

Robert Fulton -- b.11/14/1765 d.2/24/1815 (49)
Inventor
Misc: The Steamboat

Johnny Funches -- b.7/18/1935 d.1/23/1998 (62)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Dells

Dory Funk Jr. -- b.2/3/1941
Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Dorrace Earnest Funk Jr.

Terry Funk -- b.6/30/1944
Actor, Wrestler
Misc: (WWF/NWA)
Movie Titles: Over the Top, Road House, The Ringer, Paradise Alley

Charlie Fuqua -- b.10/20/1910 d.12/21/1971 (61)
Soul Singer
Group Names: Ink Spots

Harvey Fuqua -- b.7/27/1929 d.7/6/2010 (80)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Bass Singer/Basso
Misc: pron: (FOO'-kwah)
Group Names: The Moonglows (lead)

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Richie Furay -- b.5/9/1944
Songwriter, Guitarist, Classic Rock Singer
Misc: some say b. May 7
Group Names: Buffalo Springfield, Poco, The Souther Hillman Furay Band

Mark Fusco -- b.3/12/1961 N.S.
Hockey Defensive, Olympic Athlete
Misc: played 1983-1985
Sports Teams: Hartford Whalers

Scott Fusco -- b.1/21/1963 N.S.
Hockey Coach, Hockey Center, Olympic Athlete
Sports Teams: Harvard Crimson, EHC Olten, United States Olympic Team

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