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Last Updated 10-22-2019

Johnny Jaap -- b.8/12/1895 d.5/1/1974 (78)
Soccer Player, Scotish

Beau Jack -- b.4/1/1921 d.2/9/2000 (78)

Tony Jacklin -- b.7/7/1944
Golfer, English
Misc: U.S./British Open, 1969-70

Al Jackson Jr. -- b.11/27/1935 N.S. d.10/1/1975 N.S. (39)
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Drummer
Misc: some say b. 1934
Group Names: Booker T. and the MGs

Alan Jackson -- b.10/17/1958 N.S.
Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Song Titles: Don't Rock the Jukebox, Here in the Real World

Andrew Jackson -- b.3/15/1767 d.6/8/1845 (78)
Names/Places: b. in Waxhaw, South Carolina; NN:Old Hickory; d. in Nashville
Misc: 7th U.S. President 1829-37; on a $20 bill

"Bo" Jackson -- b.11/30/1962
MLB Outfielder, NFL Runningback, College Football Player
Names/Places: RFN:Vincent Edward
Misc: All Star MVP 1989 (Royals); career rushing 4303 yards; Knows Diddley too; won Heisman Trophy in 1985 and MVP of baseball All-Star Game in 1989; starter for both baseball's KC Royals and NFL's LA Raiders in 1988 and '89
Sports Teams: Auburn University, Kansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox, California Angels, Los Angeles Raiders (1987-1990)

Chuck (Singer B. 1937) Jackson -- b.7/22/1937 N.S.
Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: RN: Charles Jackson
Misc: not related to the other singer Chuck Jackson; b. July 27?
Group Names: Del Vikings, soloist

Eddie Jackson -- b.3/21/1926
Misc: also bowling coach

"Gentleman" John Jackson -- b.9/28/1769 d.10/7/1845 (76)
Boxer, English

Harold Baron "Hal" Jackson -- b.11/3/1915 N.S. d.5/23/2012 N.S. (96)
Radio Broadcaster, Radio Disc Jock

"Jackie" Jackson -- b.5/4/1951
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Gary, In.; RFMN:Sigmund Esco
Group Names: The Jacksons

Janet Jackson -- b.5/16/1966 N.S.
TV/Movie Actress, Dancer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Gary, IN; MN:Damita; of the Jackson Family; James DeBarge's ex-
Book Titles: True You
Song Titles: What Have You Done for Me Lately, Nasty, When I Think of You, Control, Let's Wait Awhile, The Pleasure Principle, Miss You Much, Diamonds (with Herb Alpert), Rhythm Nation, Escape, Alright, Black Cat, Love Will Never Do (Without You), That's The Way Love Goes, If, Again, Any Time Any Place, You Want This, Runaway, Together Again, I Get Lonely, Doesn't Really Matter, All For You
Album Titles: Control, Rhythm Nation 1814, janet, The Velvet Rope, All For You, Damita Jo, 20 Y.O., Discipline, Unbreakable
Video Titles: Control -The Videos, Control -The Videos Part II, Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, The Rhythm Nation Compilation, janet: The Videos, Design of a Decade, The Velvet Rope Tour -Live in Concert, Janet: Live in Hawaii
TV Shows: Good Times (as Penny Gordon Woods), A New Kind of Family, Diff'rent Strokes (as Charlene DuPree), Fame (as Cleo Hewitt)
Movie Titles: Poetic Justice, The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

Jermaine Jackson -- b.12/11/1954
Music Producer, Songwriter, Bassist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Gary, IN
Misc: now spells his last name as Jacksun
Group Names: The Jacksons

Joe (Manager) Jackson -- b.7/26/1928 N.S. d.6/27/2018 N.S. (89)
Celebrity Dad
Names/Places: patriarch of the Jackson family of entertainers, father of Michael, Jermaine, Janet, LaToya, etc.
Misc: Talent Manager; in the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame

Keith (Broadcaster) Jackson -- b.10/18/1928 d.1/12/2018 N.S. (89)
Football Announcer
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia, PA; NN:Mr. College Football
Misc: College Football sportscasters 1952-2006
TV Shows: Monday Night Football, Monday Night Baseball, ABC Sports (1966-2006)

Keith (Football) Jackson -- b.4/19/1965
NFL Tight End
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl, in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Oklahoma, Philadelphia Eagles (1988-1991), Miami Dolphins (1992-1994), Green Bay Packers (1995-1996)

Lowell Jackson -- b.1/23/1909 d.5/20/1979 (70)

Mahalia Jackson -- b.10/26/1911 d.1/27/1972 (60)
Contralto, Gospel Singer
Names/Places: b. in New Orleans, LA; NN:Queen of the Gospel Song
Misc: some say b. 1912 or d. Jan 26

Mannie Jackson -- b.5/4/1939
Executive, Basketball Player
Sports Teams: Harlem Globetrotters

Marlon Jackson -- b.3/12/1957
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Gary, IN; MN:David
Group Names: The Jacksons

Michael (Singer) Jackson -- b.8/29/1958 N.S. d.6/25/2009 N.S. (50)
Vegetarian, Actor, Dancer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Gary, Indiana; MN:Joe; Lisa Marie Presley's ex-
Misc: the top multi-platinum record seller of the 1980s; Captain EO in Disneyland; "Weird Al" Yankovic parodied his "Beat It" song into "Eat It" in 1984 and his "Bad" into "Fat in 1988.
Group Names: The Jacksons, soloist
Song Titles: Got To Be There, Rockin' Robin, Ben, Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, Rock With You, Off The Wall, She's Out of My Life, The Girl Is Mine, Billie Jean, Beat It, Wanna Be Startin' Somethin', Human Nature, P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing), Thriller, I Just Can't Stop Loving You, Bad, The Way You Make Me Feel, Man in the Mirror, Dirty Diana, Smooth Criminal, Black or White, Remember The Time, You Are Not Alone
Album Titles: Got To Be There, Ben, Off The Wall, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous, HIStory: Past Present and Future Book 1, Invincible
TV Shows: The Jackson 5 (animated, voicist), The Simpsons' prison inmate who thinks he's Michael Jackson

Millie Jackson -- b.7/15/1944 N.S.
Songwriter, Soul Singer, Model
Misc: Not one of the Jacksons!; some say b. in 1943

Pervis Jackson -- b.5/17/1938 N.S. d.8/18/2008 N.S. (70)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Spinners

Peter B. Jackson -- b.7/3/1861 d.7/13/1901 (40)
Boxer, Australian, West Indies
Misc: was one of the first outstanding black professional boxers. A victim of discrimination, he was denied a chance to fight for the world heavyweight championship while in his prime.

Phil Jackson -- b.9/17/1945
NBA Executive, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Misc: he won eleven NBA titles as a coach: six with Michael Jordan the Chicago Bulls and five with Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, and with that, he surpassed the previous record of nine set by Red Auerbach; NBA champion as reserve forward with New York in 1973 (injured when Knicks won in '70); coached Chicago to three straight NBA titles (1991-93); entered 1994-95 season with 356 wins (including playoffs) in just 5 seasons.
Sports Teams: New York Knicks (as player, 1967-1978), New Jersey Nets (as player 1978-1980, as coach, 1978-1981), Albany Patroons (coach, 1982-1987), Chicago Bulls (coach, 1987-1998), Los Angeles Lakers (1999-2011), New York Knicks (president since 2014)

Ralph "Buster" Jackson -- b.1/17/1911 d.6/25/1966 (55)
NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1929-1944
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Americans, Boston Bruins

"Randy" Jackson -- b.10/29/1961
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Gary, IN; RFMN:Steven Randall
Group Names: The Jacksons

Reggie (Baseball) Jackson -- b.5/18/1946
MLB Outfielder
Names/Places: b. in Wyncotte, Pa; NN:Mr. October
Misc: 14x All-Star, slugger led AL in HRs 4 times; AL MVP 1973; played on 5 World Series winners wih Oakland, NY Yankees; World Series MVP in 1973 (Athletics), and in 1977 (Yankees); hit 5 HRs in the World Series; 563 career HRs; all-time strikeout leader (2,597); Athletics #9 retired, Yankees #44 retired
Sports Teams: Kansas City / Oakland Athletics (1967-1975), Baltimore Orioles (1976), New York Yankees (1977-1981), California Angels (1982-1986), Oakland Athletics (1987)

Rickey Jackson -- b.3/20/1958
NFL Linebacker
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl
Sports Teams: New Orleans Saints (1981-1993), San Francisco 49ers (1994-1995)

Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson -- b.1/21/1824 N.S. d.5/10/1863 N.S. (39)
Names/Places: b. in Clarksburg, VA
Misc: Confederate general in the American Civil War, one of its most skillful tacticians, who gained his sobriquet "Stonewall" by his stand at the First Battle of Bull Run (called First Manassas by the South) in 1861; died from wounds received at Chancellorsville

"Tito" Jackson -- b.10/15/1953
Guitarist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Gary, IN; RFMN:Toriano Adaryll
Group Names: The Jacksons

Travis Jackson -- b.11/2/1903 d.7/27/1987 (83)
MLB Shortstop
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1922-1936)

Wanda Jackson -- b.10/20/1937 N.S.
Songwriter, Pianist, Country Singer, Country Guitarist, Rockabilly Singer
Song Titles: I Gotta Know, Right or Wrong, In the Middle of a Heartache
TV Shows: Ozark Jubilee (regular)

Adolph Jacobs -- b.4/15/1939 d.7/23/2014 (75)
Rhythm and Blues Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: The Coasters

Helen Hull Jacobs -- b.8/6/1908 d.6/2/1997 (88)
Tennis Player
Misc: 4-time winner of U.S. Championship (1932-35); Wimbledon winner in 1936; lost 4 Wimbledon finals to arch-rival Helen Wills Moody.

John (American Golfer) Jacobs -- b.3/18/1945 N.S.
Golfer, American
Names/Places: RN: John Alexander Jacobs; not to be confused with another John Jacobs, an English golfer
Misc: first Tournament Director of the European Tour

John (English Golfer) Jacobs -- b.3/14/1925 N.S. d.1/13/2017 N.S. (91)
Golfer, Golf Coach, English
Names/Places: RN: John Robert Maurice Jacobs; not to be confused with another golfer named John Jacobs of America

Donald Jacoby -- b.??/??/???? d.??/??/????
Figure Skater

Thomas Michael "Tom" Jager -- b.10/6/1964 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Sir Mick Jagger -- b.7/26/1943
Protestant, Movie Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Harmonicaist, Harp, Pianist, Synthesizer, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: b. in Dartford; RFN:Michael Philip; Jerry Hall's hubby
Group Names: The Rolling Stones (lead singer), soloist
Song Titles: It's All Over Now, Time Is On My Side, Little Red Rooster, The Last Time, (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, Get Off of My Cloud, 19th Nervous Breakdown, Paint It Black, Fortune teller, Mother's Little Helper, Let's Spend the Night Together, Ruby Tuesday, Dandelion, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Street Fighting Man, Honky Tonk Women, Brown Sugar, Tumbling Dice, Angie, It's Only Rock and Roll, Miss You, Beast of Burden, Emotional Rescue, She's So Cold, Start Me Up, Waiting on a Friend, Hang Fire, Undercover of the Night, Too Much Blood, She Was Hot, Mixed Emotions (previous titles as lead of The Rolling Stones), Don't Look Back (with Peter Tosh), State of Shock (with The Jacksons), Just Another Night, Lucky in Love, Dancing in the Street (wuth David Bowie), Ruthless People, Let's Work, Say You Will, Sweet Thing
Album Titles: The Rolling Stones, 12 x 5, Rolling Stones No. 2, The Rolling Stones Now!, Out of Our Heads, Aftermath, Between the Buttons, Their Satanic Majesties Request, Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main St, Goats Head Soup, It's Only Rock 'n Roll, Black and Blue, Some Girls, Emotional Rescue, Tattoo You, Undercover, Dirty Work, Steel Wheels, Voodoo Lounge, Bridges to Babylon, A Bigger Bang (previous titles as lead of The Rolling Stones), She's The Boss, Primitive Cool, Wandering Spirit, Goodess in the Doorway
Video Titles: Charlie is My Darling, Gimme Shelter, Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones, Let's Spend the Night Together, 25x5: The Continuing Adventures of the Rolling Stones, The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus
Movie Titles: Sympathy for the Devil, Gimme Shelter, All You Need is Cash

James Jamerson -- b.1/29/1936 d.8/2/1983 (47)
Misc: sessionist who played on many Motown classics

Alex James -- b.9/14/1901 d.6/1/1953 (51)
Soccer Player, Scotish
Misc: inside forward

Angela James -- b.12/22/1964
Hockey Figure
Misc: played center; the first real superstar in women's hockey

Elmore James -- b.1/27/1918 d.5/24/1963 (45)
Songwriter, Guitarist, Blues Singer
Names/Places: NN:King of the Slide Guitar
Misc: some say b. Jan 18

Etta James -- b.1/25/1938 d.1/20/2012 (73)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles, CA; RN:Jamesetta Hawkins; NN:Miss Peaches
Misc: Blues-Soul-Pop stylist

Hilda Marjorie James -- b.4/27/1904 N.S. d.7/27/1982 N.S. (78)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, English

Joseph Melton James -- b.10/3/1939 N.S.
Names/Places: ring name: Bullet Bob Armstrong

"Skip" James -- b.6/9/1902 d.10/3/1969 (67)
Blues Singer/Guitarist

Sonny James -- b.5/1/1928 d.2/22/2016 N.S. (87)
Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN: James Hugh Loden; b. in Hackleberg, AL; NN:The Southern Gentleman
Misc: some say b. Mar 1 or b. 1929
Song Titles: Young Love, The Came Back, Uh-Huh-mm, Running Bear

Betty Jameson -- b.5/19/1919 d.2/7/2009 (89)
Names/Places: aka Beth
Misc: U.S. Women's Open 1947

Zoran Janković -- b.1/8/1940 N.S.
Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Yugoslav

Craig Janney -- b.9/26/1967
NHL Center, American
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins, St. Louis Blues, San Jose Sharks, Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders

Németh János -- b.6/12/1906 N.S. d.3/5/1988 N.S. (81)
Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Hungarian, Spanish

Vic Janowicz -- b.2/26/1930 N.S. d.2/27/1996 N.S. (66)
MLB Player, NFL Player, College Football Player
Names/Places: RN: Victor Felix Janowicz
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1950); Ohio State #31 retired
Sports Teams: Ohio State, Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Redskins (1954-1955)

Alexandre "Alex" Jany -- b.1/5/1929 N.S. d.7/18/2001 N.S. (72)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, French

Al Jardine -- b.9/3/1942
Bassist, Guitarist, Pop Singer
Group Names: The Beach Boys

Sandy Jardine -- b.12/31/1948 d.4/24/2014 (65)
Soccer Player, Scotish

Dale Jarrett -- b.11/26/1956
Auto Racer
Misc: Driver and broadcaster; 1999 Cup champion, 3-time Daytona 500 winner, 32 race wins

Jeffrey Leonard "Jeff" Jarrett -- b.7/14/1967 N.S.
Names/Places: ring name: Jeff Jarrett

Ned Jarrett -- b.10/12/1932
Sports Commentator, Auto Racer
Misc: NASCAR Hall of Famer: 50 Grand National victories; NASCAR Commentator

John Arthur Jarvis -- b.2/24/1872 N.S. d.5/9/1933 N.S. (61)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, English
Misc: won 108 titles

Chris Jasper -- b.12/30/1951
Pop Singer
Group Names: Isley Brothers (not a brother)

Chester Andrew "Chet" Jastremski -- b.1/12/1941 N.S. d.5/3/2014 N.S. (73)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Harry Edward "Buddy" Jeannette -- b.9/15/1917 N.S. d.3/11/1998 N.S. (80)
Basketball Figure, Basketball Coach
Misc: Played in the ABL and the NBL; most of his playing career came prior to the formation of the modern NBA or its predecessor leagues; however Jeannette did serve three years as a player-coach for the original Baltimore Bullets of the Basketball Association of America. In the 1948 BAA playoffs, he became the first player-coach to win a professional championship.
Sports Teams: Cleveland White Horses (NBL, 1938-1939), Detroit Eagles (1939-1941, NBL), Sheboygan Red Skins (1942, NBL), Fort Wayne Pistons (1943-1946, NBL), Baltimore Bullets (1946-1950, BAA), Baltimore Bullets (coach, 1946-1951, BAA), Georgetown Hoyas (coach, 1952-1956, college), Baltimore Bullets (coach, 1964-1965, NBA), Baltimore Bullets (coach, 1966-1967, NBA), Pittsburgh Pipers (coach, 1969-1970, ABA)

Jeremiah "Joe" Jeannette -- b.8/26/1879 N.S. d.7/2/1958 N.S. (78)
Misc: considered to be one of the best heavyweight boxers of the early 20th century

Blind Lemon Jefferson -- b.7/11/1897 d.12/19/1929 (32)
Songwriter, Blues Singer/Guitarist

Thomas Jefferson -- b.4/13/1743 N.S. or 4/2/1743 J-LD d.7/4/1826 N.S. (83)
Author, President/Vice President, Attorney/Lawyer, Philanthropist, American
Names/Places: b. in Shadwell (present-day Albemarle County), VA; 3rd U.S. President (1801-09)
Misc: the 2nd U.S. Vice President; Declaration of Independence writer; Univ of VA founder; on a $2 bill & a nickel

James J. "Jim" Jeffries -- b.4/15/1875 N.S. d.3/3/1953 N.S. (77)
Names/Places: NN:The Boilermaker
Misc: World heavyweight boxing champion from June 9, 1899, when he knocked out Robert Fitzsimmons in 11 rounds at Coney Island, New York City, until 1905, when he retired undefeated.

Carol Heiss Jenkins -- b.1/20/1940
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete
Misc: five women's world titles for figure skating [1956-60]; won Olympic silver medal in 1956 and gold in '60; married 1956 men's gold medalist Hayes Jenkins.

Dan Jenkins -- b.12/2/1929 N.S. d.3/7/2019 N.S. (89)
Author, Sports Writer, Golfer, Golf Writer
Misc: he often wrote golf articles for Sports Illustrated; in the Golf and Sportscasters Halls of Fame

David Jenkins -- b.6/29/1936
Figure Skater
Misc: brother of Hayes; 3-time world champion (1957-59); won gold medal at 1960 Olympics.

Ferguson Arthur Jenkins -- b.12/13/1942
MLB Pitcher, Canadian
Misc: 3x All-Star, NL Cy Young Award winner in 1971; struck out 3,192 players; Cubs #31 retired
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1965-1966), Chicago Cubs (1966-1973), Texas Rangers (1974-1975), Boston Red Sox (1976-1977), Texas Rangers (1978-1981), Chicago Cubs (1982-1983)

Hayes Alan Jenkins -- b.3/23/1933
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 4-time world champion (1953-56), won gold medal at 1956 Olympics; married 1960 women's gold medalist Carol Heiss.

Lew Jenkins -- b.12/4/1916 d.10/30/1981 (64)

Sally Jenkins -- b.10/22/1960 N.S.
Sports Columnist
Misc: Sports Illustrated, Washington Post

William Tyler "Bill" Jenkins -- b.12/22/1930 d.3/29/2012 (81)
Drag Racer
Names/Places: NN:Grumpy or The Grump
Misc: engine builder and drag racer

Caitlyn Jenner -- b.10/28/1949 N.S.
Actress, Sportscaster, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Names/Places: formerly Bruce Jenner, a male; b. in Mt. Kisco, NY; NN:W.
Misc: as Bruce, won a Decathlon gold medal in '76 Olympics

Hugh Ambrose Jennings -- b.4/2/1870 d.2/1/1928 (57)
MLB Manager, MLB Shortstop
Names/Places: NN:Hustling Hughie
Sports Teams: Louisville Colonels (1891-1893), Baltimore Orioles (1893-1899), Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1900), Philadelphia Phillies (1901-1902), Brooklyn Superbas (1903), Detroit Tigers (1907, 1909-1910, 1912, 1918), Detroit Tigers (manager 1907-1920), New York Giants (manager 1924-1925)

Pat Jennings -- b.6/12/1945
Soccer Goal Keeper, Northern Ireland
Misc: OBE

Peter Jennings -- b.7/29/1938 d.8/7/2005 (67)
Newscaster, Journalist, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Toronto
TV Shows: ABC News, ABC World News Tonight

Waylon Jennings -- b.6/15/1937 d.2/13/2002 (64)
Protestant, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Bassist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: MN: Arnold; b. in Littlefield, TX; Jessi Colter's hubby
Group Names: The Crickets, The Highwaymen, soloist
Song Titles: Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line, The Days of Sand and Shovels, Brown Eyed Handsome Man, Good Hearted Woman, This Time, Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way, Can't You See, Luckenbach Texas (Back to the Basics of Love), the Wurlitzer Prize (I Don't Want to Get Over You), I've Always Been Crazy, Amanda, Come With Me, I Ain't Living Long Like This, Clyde, Theme from the Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys), Shine, Women Do Know How to Carry On, Lucille (You Won't Do Your Daddy's Will), Rose in Paradise
Album Titles: Dreaming My Dreams, Are You Ready for the Country, Ol' Waylon, I've Always Been Crazy, What Goes Around Comes Around, Music Man, Waylon Live
TV Shows: The Dukes of Hazzard (balladeer)

William M. Jennings -- b.12/14/1920 N.S. d.8/17/1981 N.S. (60)
NHL Executive

Carin Jennings-Gabarra -- b.1/9/1965
Soccer Player, American

Mark C. Jensen -- b.8/14/1948

Edward John "Eddie" Jeremiah -- b.11/4/1905 N.S. d.8/15/1967 N.S. (61)
NHL Player, Hockey Coach
Sports Teams: Dartmouth (1926-1930), New Haven Eagles (1930-1933), New York Americans (1931-1932), Boston Bruins (1931-1932), Boston Cubs (1931-1932), Philadelphia Arrows (1933-1934), Cleveland Falcons (1934-1935), Boston Olympics (coach 1935-1936), Dartmouth (coach 1937-1942, 1945-1963, 1964-1967)

Tom Jernstedt -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Basketball Figure
Misc: NCAA college basketball administrator

Joan Jett -- b.9/22/1958
Movie Actress, Songwriter, Rhythm Guitarist, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia, PA
Misc: some say b. in 1958 or '59; Weird Al Yankovic parodied her hit "I Love Rock and Roll" with the Blackhearts into a tribute to an ice cream flavor "I Love Rocky Road" in 1982.
Group Names: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (lead), The Runaways, soloist
Song Titles: I Love Rock and Roll

Zdravko Ježić -- b.8/17/1931 N.S. d.6/19/2005 N.S. (73)
Chemist, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Croatian

Hu Jia -- b.1/10/1983 N.S.
Diver, Olympic Athlete, Chinese

Houston Jiménez -- b.10/30/1957 N.S.
Baseball Shortstop, Mexican
Names/Places: RN: Alfonso Jiménez González
Misc: in the Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Saraperos de Saltillo

Guo Jingjing -- b.10/15/1981 N.S.
Diver, Olympic Athlete, Chinese

Eddie Jobson -- b.4/28/1955 N.S.
Multi-instrumentalist, Violinist, Rock & Roll Keyboardist, English
Names/Places: RFN: Edwin
Group Names: Jethro Tull, Frank Zappa, UK, Roxy Music

Billy Joel -- b.5/9/1949
Jewish, Composer, Songwriter, Pianist, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. Hicksville, Long Island, N.Y.; RFN:William Martin
Song Titles: Piano Man, Just the Way You Are, Movin' Out (Anthony's Song), Only the Good Die Young, She's Always a Woman, My Life, Big Shot, Honesty, You May Be Right, It's Still Rock and Roll to Me, Don't Ask Me Why, Sometimes a Fantasy, Say Goodbye to Hollywood, She's Got a Way, Pressure, Allentown, Goodnight Saigon, Tell Her About It, Uptown Girl, An Innocent Man, The Longest Time, Leave a Tender Moment Alone, Keeping the Faith, You're Only Human (Second Wind), The Night is Still Young, Modern Woman, A Matter of Trust, This is the Time, Baby Grand (with Ray Charles, We Didn't Start the Fire, I Go to Extremes, The River of Dreams
Album Titles: Songs in the Atic, 12 Gardens Live, Piano Man, Streetlife Serenade, Turnstiles, The Stranger, 52nd Street, Glass Houses, The Nylon Curtain, An Innocent Man, The Bridge, Storm Front, River of Dreams
Video Titles: The Video Album Volume I, The Video Album Volume II, Eye of the Storm, Live at Yankee Stadium, Greatest Hits Volume III: The Video

Éder Jofre -- b.3/26/1936
Boxer, Brazilian

Jaimoe Johanson -- b.7/8/1944 N.S.
Percussionist, Rock & Roll Drummer
Names/Places: RFMN:John Lee; aka Jai Johanny
Group Names: The Allman Bros band

Carl Johansson -- b.1/20/1874 N.S. d.9/30/1957 N.S. (83)
Swimmer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, Swedish
Names/Places: RN: Carl Hjalmar August Johansson

Ingemar Johansson -- b.9/22/1932 d.1/30/2009 (76)
Boxer, Swedish
Misc: world heavyweight champion [1959]

Sir Elton John -- b.3/25/1947
Protestant, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Pianist, Pop Singer, English, Gay
Names/Places: b. in Pinner, Middlesex, England; RN:Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Song Titles: Your Song, Levon, Tiny Dancer, Rocket Man, Honky Cat, Crocodile Rock, Daniel, Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Candle in the Wind, Benny And The Jets, Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me, The Bitch is Back, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, Philadelphia Freedom, Someone Saved My Life Tonight, Island Girl, Grow Some Funk of Your Own, Pinball Wizard, Don't Go Breaking My Heart (with Kiki Dee), Part-Time Love, Mama Can't Buy You Love, Little Jeannie, Blue Eyes, I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues, I'm Still Standing, Kiss the Bride, Sad Songs, Nikita, Wrap Her Up, I Don't Wanna Go On Like That, Sacrifice, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Circle ofr Life, Stepping Into Christmas, Who'd Be A Turkey At Christmas
Album Titles: Elton John, Tumbleweed Connection, Madman Across the Water, Honky Chateau, Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Caribou, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, Rock of the Westies, Blue Moves, A Single Man, Victim of Love, 21 at 33, The Fox, Jump Up!, Too Low For Zero, Breaking Hearts, Ice of Fire, Leather Jackets, Reg Strikes Back, Sleeping with the Past, The One, Duets, Made in England, The Big Picture, Songs from the West Coast, Peachtree Road, The Captain and the Kid, The Union (with Leon Russell), The Diving Board, Wonderful Crazy Night
Movie Titles: Born to Boogie, Tommy

Tommy John -- b.5/22/1943
MLB Pitcher
Misc: 4x All-Star
Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians (1963-1964), Chicago White Sox (1965-1971), Los Angeles Dodgers (1972-1974, 1976-1978), New York Yankees (1979-1982), California Angels (1982-1985), Oakland Athletics (1985), New York Yankees (1986-1989)

Gordon Johncock -- b.8/5/1936 N.S.
Auto Racer
Misc: Indianapolis 500 winner 1973, 82

Glyn Johns -- b.2/15/1942
Music Producer, Musician, English
Movie Titles: Gimme Shelter, The Kids are Alright, Dominick and Eugene, Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Bancroft "Ban" Johnson -- b.1/5/1864 d.3/28/1931 (67)
Executive, MLB Player
Names/Places: b. in Norwalk, CT
Misc: the American League of professional baseball owes its existence and its equal footing with the National League to Ban Johnson; Johnson encouraged a fierce competition with the N.L. that ended with a merger in 1903

Billy Johnson -- b.8/20/1924 or 8/20/1928 d.4/28/1987
Group Names: The Moonglows

Billy "White Shoes" Johnson -- b.1/27/1952
NFL Player, College Football Player
Misc: 3x Pro Bowl, 3x First-Team All-Pro; in the College Football Hall of Fame; Punt Returner
Sports Teams: Widener College in Pennsylvania, Houston Oilers (1974-1980), Montreal Alouettes (1981), Atlanta Falcons (1982-1987), Washington Redskins (1988)

Bob Johnson -- b.3/4/1931 d.11/26/1991 (60)
NHL Coach, Hockey Player
Sports Teams: North Dakota (player 1950-1951), Minnesota Millers (player 1951-1952), Minnesota (player 1952-1954), Minnesota Culbertsons (player 1957-1958), Roosevelt High (coach 1962-1963), Colorado College (coach 1963-1966), University of Wisconsin (coach 1966-1982), Calgary Flames (coach 1982-1987), Pittsburgh Penguins (coach 1990-1991)

Brian Johnson -- b.10/5/1947
Songwriter, Heavy Metal Singer, English
Group Names: AC/DC (replaced the late Bon Scott as lead on 4-3-1980)
Song Titles: You Shook Me All Night Long, Hells Bells, Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution, Let's Get It Up, For Those About To Rock, Who Made Who, Heatseeker, Thunderstruck, Moneytalks, Are You Ready, Big Gun, Hard as a Rock, Stiff Upper Lip, Rock 'n' roll Train
Album Titles: Back in Black, For Those About To Rock, Flick of the Switch, Fly on the Wall, Who Made Who, Blow Up Your Video, The Razor's Edge, Ballbreaker, Stiff Upper Lip, Black Ice, Rock or Bust

Buddy Johnson -- b.1/10/1915 d.2/9/1977 (62)
Arranger, Pianist, Bandleader, Blues Performer, Jazz Performer
Group Names: The Moonglows

Byron Johnson -- b.9/16/1911 d.9/24/2005 (94)
Baseball Figure, MLB Executive
Names/Places: aka Mex Johnson
Misc: Negro Leagues
Sports Teams: Kansas City Monarchs (1937-1940)

Clarence Johnson -- b.??/??/????
Rhythm and Blues Musician, Soul Performer
Group Names: Chi-Lites

Dennis Johnson -- b.9/18/1954 d.2/22/2007 (52)
NBA Player
Misc: 5x NBA All-Star (1979-82, 1985); All-NBA First Team (1979), NBA Finals MVP (1979); 6x NBA All-Defensive First Team (1979-83, 1987); 3x NBA Champion (Seattle SuperSonics, 1979; Boston Celtics, 1984, 1986)
Sports Teams: Seattle SuperSonics (1976-1980), Phoenix Suns (1980-1983), Boston Celtics (1983-1990), La Crosse Bobcats (coach, CBA, 1999-2000), Los Angeles Clippers (coach, 2003), Florida Flame (coach, NBA D-League, 2004-2005), Austin Toros (coach, NBA D-League, 2005-2007)

Don Johnson -- b.5/19/1940 d.5/3/2003 (62)

Earl Johnson -- b.11/28/1928 d.6/23/2006 (77)

Ella Mae Johnson -- b.6/22/1919 d.2/16/2004 (84)
Jazz Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer

Gail Johnson -- b.??/??/1954 N.S.
Swimmer, American

Gus (Basketball) Johnson -- b.12/13/1938 N.S. d.4/29/1987 N.S. (48)
NBA Player
Misc: 5x NBA All-Star (1965, 1968-71); 4x All-NBA Second Team (1965-66, 1970-71); 2x NBA All-Defensive First Team (1970-71); NBA All-Rookie First Team (1964); ABA Champion (Indiana Pacers, 1973)
Sports Teams: Baltimore Bullets (1963-1972), Phoenix Suns (1972), Indiana Pacers (ABA 1972-1973)

Harold Johnson -- b.8/9/1928 d.2/19/2015 (86)

Hubert Johnson -- b.1/14/1941 N.S. d.7/11/1981 N.S. (40)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Contours

Ivan Wikfried "Ching" Johnson -- b.12/7/1898 N.S. d.6/16/1979 N.S. (80)
NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1925-1944
Sports Teams: New York Rangers, New York Americans

Jack Johnson -- b.3/31/1878 d.6/10/1946 (68)
Names/Places: NN:The Galveston Giant; FN:John Arthur
Misc: Johnson was poor and fought racial prejudice throughout his boxing career. He became the first black heavyweight champ in 1908, defeating then champ Tommy Burns in 14 rounds in Sydney Australia. Johnson lost only 7 of 114 bouts. He was the heavyweight champ from 1910-15.

James "Jimmy" Johnson -- b.11/25/1928
Gospel Performer, Blues Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN: James Earl Thompson

Jimmy (football b. 1938) Johnson -- b.3/31/1938
NFL Defensive
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl, 4x First Team All-Pro; 49ers #37 retired
Sports Teams: San Francisco 49ers (1961-1976)

Jimmy (Football B. 1943) Johnson -- b.7/16/1943
Sports Analyst, Football Announcer, NFL Coach, College Football Coach, College Football Player, Football Cornerback
Misc: All-SWC defensive lineman on Arkansas' 1964 national championship team; coached the Miami Hurricanes of Florida to the national title in 1987; college record of 81-34-3 in 10 years; hired by old friend and new Dallas owner Jerry Jones to succeed Tom Landry in February 1989; went 1-15 in '89, then led Cowboys to consecutive Super Bowl victories in 1992 and '93 seasons; quit on Mar. 29, 1994 after feuding with Jones; became TV analyst; Super Bowl Champ XXVII, XXVIII; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Arkansas (player), Louisiana Tech (1965), Picayune Memorial HS (1966), Wichita State (1967), Iowa State (1968-1969), Oklahoma (1970-1972), Arkansas (1973-1976), Pittsburgh (1977-1978), Oklahoma State (1979-1983), Miami (1984-1988), Dallas Cowboys (1989-1993), Miami Dolphins (1996-1999)

John Henry Johnson -- b.11/24/1929 d.6/3/2011 (81)
NFL Runningback
Misc: 3x All Pro; part of the 49ers' "Million Dollar Backfield" and "Fabulous Foursome"; the first Steeler to rush for 1,000 yards
Sports Teams: Calgary Stampeders (1953), San Francisco 49ers (1954-1956), Detroit Lions (1957-1959), Pittsburgh Steelers (1960-1965), Houston Oilers (1966)

Johnnie Johnson -- b.7/8/1924 d.4/13/2005 (80)
Blues Performer

Katrina McClain Johnson -- b.9/19/1955 N.S.
Basketball Player, Olympic Athlete

Lonnie Johnson -- b.2/8/1899 d.6/16/1970 (71)
Singer/Guitarist, Pianist, Violinist, Blues-Jazz Performer
Names/Places: RN:Alonzo Johnson

"Magic" Johnson -- b.8/14/1959
Commentator, TV Talk Show Host, NBA Coach, NBA Guard, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in East Lansing, MI; RFN:Earvin Jr.
Misc: NBA lifetime playoff record for most assists (1,800), career 9,921; The Dream Team 1992; led Michigan St. to NCAA title in 1979 and was tourney MVP; retired on Nov. 7, 1991, stating he was HIV-positive for AIDS; returned to score 25 points in 1992 NBA All-Star game and win second MVP award; U.S. Olympic Dream Team member in '92; announced NBA comeback then retired again before start of 1992-93 season; named head coach of Lakers on Mar. 23, 1994; won first game, 110-101, over Milwaukee at sold-out LA Forum, but finished season at 5-11 and quit; later named minority owner of team; NCAA Champion (Michigan State, 1979); NCAA Tournament MOP (1979); 5x NBA Champion for the Lakers (1980,1982,1985,1987,1988); 3x NBA Finals MVP (1980, 1982, 1987); 3x NBA MVP (1987,1989,1990); 9x All-NBA First Team; Member of the "Dream Team" inducted as a unit in 2010; 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Lakers #32 retired, Michigan State #33 retired
Sports Teams: Michigan State (1977-1979), Los Angeles Lakers (1979-1991, 1996, and as coach 1994)

Mark E. "Magic" Johnson -- b.9/22/1957 N.S.
NHL Forward, Hockey Coach, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic-gold-1980
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota North Stars, Hartford Whalers, St. Louis Blues, New Jersey Devils

Mark "Too Sharp" Johnson -- b.8/13/1971 N.S.

Marques Johnson -- b.2/8/1956 N.S.
NBA Forward, College Basketball Player
Misc: 5x NBA All-Star, 2x All-NBA Second Team and 1x All-NBA First Team; UCLA #54 retired; in the College Basketball Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of California Los Angeles (1973-1977), Milwaukee Bucks (1977-1984), Los Angeles Clippers (1984-1987), Golden State Warriors (1989)

Paul Herbert Johnson -- b.5/18/1935 N.S. d.7/17/2016 N.S. (81)
Hockey Forward, Olympic Athlete, American

Ralph Johnson -- b.7/4/1951
Percussionist, Rhythm and Blues Drummer
Group Names: "Earth, Wind and Fire"

Randy Johnson -- b.9/10/1963
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:The Big Unit
Misc: AL Cy Young Award winner in 1995, NL Cy Young Award winner in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 (all with Diamondbacks), World Series MVP in 2001
Sports Teams: Montreal Expos (1988-1989), Seattle Mariners (1989-1998), Houston Astros (1998), Arizona Diamondbacks (1999-2004), New York Yankees (2005-2006), Arizona Diamondbacks (2007-2008), San Francisco Giants (2009)

Robert Johnson -- b.5/8/1911 N.S. d.8/16/1938 N.S. (27)
Songwriter, Blues Singer/Guitarist, Folk Singer
Names/Places: NN:Father of Folk Blues

Robert Glenn "Junior" Johnson -- b.6/28/1931 N.S.
Auto Racer
Misc: one of the early superstars of NASCAR in the 1950s and 1960s

Dr. Robert Johnson -- b.4/16/1899 d.6/28/1971 (72)
Tennis Player

Rocky Johnson -- b.8/24/1944 N.S.
Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Terry "Buzzy" Johnson -- b.11/12/1938
Music Producer, Songwriter, Soul Singer
Misc: some say b. 1933 or 1935
Group Names: The Flamingos

Thomas Ernest "Ernie" "Moose" Johnson -- b.2/26/1886 N.S. d.3/25/1963 N.S. (77)
NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1905-1931
Sports Teams: Montreal Hockey Club, Montreal Wanderers, New Westminster Royals, Portland Rosebuds, Victoria Aristocrats

Tom Johnson -- b.??/??/1750 d.1/21/1797
Boxer, English
Misc: The champion of England 1784-1791

Tom Johnson -- b.2/18/1928 d.11/21/2007 (79)
NHL Defensive, Hockey Executive, Hockey Coach, Canadian
Misc: played 1947-1965
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Bisons (AHL)

Tommy Johnson -- b.??/??/1896 d.11/1/1956
Singer/Guitarist, Blues Performer

Virgil Johnson -- b.3/4/1909 N.S. d.9/9/1993 N.S. (84)
NHL Player
Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks

Walter Perry Johnson -- b.11/6/1887 d.12/10/1946 (59)
MLB Manager, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Big Barney and The Big Train
Misc: AL Chalmers Award Winner 1913, AL League Award Winner 1924; won 413 games; one of the greatest fastball pitchers (1907-1927), 12x AL strikeout leader, 110 career shutouts
Sports Teams: Washington Senators (player 1907-1927, manager 1929-1932), Cleveland Indians (manager 1933-1935)

Warren Johnson -- b.7/7/1943
Drag Racer
Misc: NHRA drag racer with many wins in pro stock with 97 career wins.

Wilham Julius "Judy" Johnson -- b.10/26/1899 N.S. d.6/14/1989 N.S. (89)
MLB Third Baseman
Misc: starred in the Negro leagues

William C. "Skinny" Johnson -- b.8/16/1911 N.S. d.2/5/1980 N.S. (68)
College Basketball Player
Sports Teams: Kansas (College, 1930-1933)

Willie Johnson -- b.3/4/1923 N.S. d.2/26/1995 N.S. (71)
Blues Guitarist
Group Names: Howlin' Wolf (1948-1953)

Bill Johnston -- b.11/2/1894 d.5/1/1946 (51)
Tennis Player

Bruce Johnston -- b.6/24/1942
Music Producer, Songwriter, Musician, Pop Singer
Names/Places: RN:Billy Baldwin
Misc: many also say b. 6-27 or 1944
Group Names: The Beach Boys

Graham Johnston -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, American

Maurice John Giblin "Mo" Johnston -- b.4/13/1963 N.S.
Soccer Player, Scotish

Neil Johnston -- b.2/4/1929 d.9/28/1978 (49)
NBA Forward, College Basketball Player
Misc: 4x All-NBA First Team; 3x leading scorer; 6x NBA all-star; high scoring center at Ohio State as collegian, then for Philadelphia Warriors in the 1950s. Led the Warriors to 1955 NBA title.
Sports Teams: Ohio State (1946-1948), Philadelphia Warriors (1951-1959), Pittsburgh Rens (ABL 1961-1962), Philadelphia Warriors (coach 1959-1961)

Derek Joseph Johnstone -- b.11/4/1953
Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, Scotish

Jimmy Johnstone -- b.9/30/1944 d.3/13/2006 (61)
Soccer Player, Scotish
Names/Places: NN:Jinky; RFMN:James Connolly

Robert "Bobby" Johnstone -- b.9/7/1929 N.S. d.8/22/2001 N.S. (71)
Soccer Player, Scotish

Aurele Joliat -- b.8/29/1901 d.6/2/1986 (84)
NHL Left Wing, NHL Right Wing, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Aurele Emile "Mighty Atom, Little Giant" Joliat
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens (possibly 1922-1938)

Don Leo Jonathan -- b.4/29/1931 N.S. d.10/13/2018 N.S. (87)
Names/Places: RN:Don Heaton; aka The Mormon Giant

Ann Haydon Jones -- b.10/7/1938
Tennis Player, English

Biff Jones -- b.10/8/1895 d.2/12/1980 (84)
College Football Coach
Names/Places: RN: Major Lawrence McCeney "Biff" Jones
Sports Teams: Army (player 1915-1916, coach 1926-1929), LSU (coach 1932-1934), Oklahoma (coach 1935-1936), Nebraska (coach 1937-1941)

Bobby Jones -- b.1/4/1934
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: The Blue Caps (a backing band for Gene Vincent)

Bobby Tyre Jones -- b.3/17/1902 d.12/18/1971 (69)
Misc: won "Grand Slam of Golf" 1930; U.S. Amateur champ 5X's, U.S. Open champ 4X's; the greatest amateur golfer in history, the first player to win the Grand Slam of golf in 1930, born in Atlanta, Georgia.

Booker T. Jones -- b.11/12/1944 N.S.
Songwriter, Pianist, Rock & Roll Keyboardist
Names/Places: b. in Memphis
Group Names: Booker T. & the MGs

Brian Jones -- b.2/28/1942 d.7/3/1969 (27)
Clarinetist, Flutist, Harp, Harpsichordist, Keyboardist, Marimba, Percussionist, Saxophonist, Xylophonist, Zitarist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: RN:Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones
Misc: Koto Player
Group Names: The Rolling Stones

Calvin Jones -- b.2/7/1933 d.12/9/1956 (23)
Sports Executive, College Football Player, CFL Figure, Football Player
Misc: the first black player to win Outland Trophy [1955] and to captain a U of Iowa team; CFL: Winnipeg Blue Bombers; killed in plane crash following all-star game
Sports Teams: Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1956)

Chipper Jones -- b.4/24/1972 N.S.
MLB Shortstop
Names/Places: RN: Larry Wayne Jones Jr.
Misc: NL MVP 1999, 8x All-Star, 2x Silver Slugger, Braves #10 retired
Sports Teams: Atlanta Braves (1993, 1995-2012)

Cliff Jones -- b.2/7/1935
Soccer Player, Welsh (Wales)
Misc: winger

Cobi N'Gai Jones -- b.6/16/1970
Sports Analyst, Soccer Player

Creadal Jones -- b.9/26/1940 N.S. d.8/25/1994 N.S. (53)
Rhythm and Blues Musician
Group Names: Chi-Lites

David "Deacon" Jones -- b.12/9/1938 d.6/3/2013 (74)
NFL Defensive
Names/Places: FN:David
Misc: 2X NFL outstanding Fearsome Foursome defensive player; specialized in quarterback sacks; 5-time All-Pro (1965-69) with LA Rams; all-time NFL sack leader with 172 in 14 years; Rams #75 retired
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams (1961-1971), San Diego Chargers (1972-1973), Washington Redskins (1974)

Davy Jones -- b.12/30/1945 d.2/29/2012 (66)
TV Actor, Radio Disc Jock, Guitarist, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Names/Places: RFN:David Thomas
Group Names: The Monkees
TV Shows: The Monkees (as Davy)

Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones -- b.12/10/1926 d.2/7/1959 (32)
Songwriter, Blues Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN:Eddie Jones

George Jones -- b.9/12/1931 d.4/26/2013 (81)
Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Saratoga, TX; NN:Crown Prince of Country Music; Tammy Wynette's ex-

Grandpa Jones -- b.10/20/1913 d.2/19/1998 (84)
Comedian, Yodeler, Banjoist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN:Louis M.
Misc: Cowbells; cornball comedian; Grand Ole Opry
TV Shows: Hee Haw (regular)

Hayes W. Jones -- b.8/4/1938
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Misc: National Track & Field Hall of Famer: Olympic gold medalist [1964]: 110-meter hurdles [:13.6]

Jerry Jones -- b.10/13/1942
NFL Owner, NFL General Manager
Names/Places: RN: Jerral Wayne Jones Sr.
Misc: owner-GM of Dallas Cowboys; bought declining team (3-13) and Texas Stadium for $140 million in 1989; hired old friend and Univ. of Arkansas teammate Jimmy Johnson to replace legendary Tom Landry as coach; their partnership led Cowboys to back-to-back Super Bowl titles in 1992 and '93 seasons.
Sports Teams: Dallas Cowboys (Owner, General Manager)

John Paul Jones -- b.7/6/1747 d.7/18/1792 (45)
Revolutionary, Naval Officer, Scotish
Misc: said "I Have Not Yet Begun To Fight!"; d. in Paris

John Paul Jones -- b.1/3/1946
Songwriter, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Bassist, English
Names/Places: RLN:Baldwin
Misc: some say b. in 1947; b. June 3?
Group Names: Led Zeppelin

K. C. Jones -- b.5/25/1932
NBA Coach, NBA Player
Misc: 8x NBA champion, 522 wins
Sports Teams: Boston Celtics (player 1958-1967), Brandeis University (coach 1967-1970), Harvard (assistant coach 1970-1971), Los Angeles Lakers (assistant coach 1971-1972), San Diego Conquistadors (ABA coach 1972-1973), Capital/Washington Bullets (coach 1973-1976), Milwaukee Bucks (assistant coach 1976-1977), Boston Celtics (assistant coach 1978-1983), Boston Celtics (coach 1983-1988), Seattle SuperSonics (assistant coach 1989-1990), Seattle SuperSonics (coach 1990-1992), Detroit Pistons (assistant coach 1994-1995), Boston Celtics (assistant coach 1996-1997), New England Blizzard (ABL coach 1997-1998)

Kenny Jones -- b.9/16/1948
Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Misc: some say b. 1949
Group Names: The Small Faces, The Faces, The Who

Leisel Jones -- b.8/30/1985 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

Marshall Eugene Jones -- b.1/1/1941 N.S. d.5/27/2016 N.S. (75)
Rhythm and Blues Bassist
Names/Places: aka: Rock Jones
Group Names: Ohio Players

Mick (Alt Rock And Roll) Jones -- b.6/26/1955
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Guitarist, Punk Rock Singer, English
Names/Places: b. in London
Group Names: The Clash, Big Audio Dynamite, Havana 3 A.M.

Orville "Hoppy" Jones -- b.2/17/1905 d.10/18/1944 (39)
Bass Singer/Basso, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Ink Spots

Paddington Tom Jones -- b.??/??/1766 d.8/22/1833
Boxer, English

Parnelli Jones -- b.8/12/1933
Auto Racer
Misc: 1963 Indy 500 champ; Trans-Am; Can-Am; NASCAR

Perry Jones -- b.6/22/1890 d.9/16/1970 (80)
Tennis Player

Phalon Jones -- b.??/??/1948 d.12/10/1967 N.S.
Saxophonist, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Rhythm and Blues Musician
Group Names: The Bar-Kays

Quincy Jones -- b.3/14/1933
Music Executive, Music Producer, Conductor/Composer, Arranger, Music Publisher, Keyboardist, Pianist, Jazz Trumpeter, Soul Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; MN:Delight Jr.; Peggy Lipton's ex-
Misc: pop records, James Ingram, Ironside, & Sanford & Son

Ralph Jones -- b.2/25/1921 d.6/1/2000 (79)
Actor, Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: The Comets (the backing band for Bill Haley)

Renalto William Jones -- b.10/5/1906 d.4/22/1981 N.S. (74)
Sports Executive, Basketball Figure, Italian
Misc: co-founder Int'l Basketball Association and MLB exec; a popularizer of basketball in Europe and in Asia

Robert Clyde "Bobby" Jones -- b.12/18/1951 N.S.
NBA Player, ABA Figure

Robert Trent Jones -- b.6/20/1906 d.6/14/2000 (93)
Architect, Golf Figure, English
Misc: golf course architect, including Baltusrol, Hazeltine, Oak Hill and Winged Foot.

Samuel "Sam" Jones -- b.6/24/1933 N.S.
NBA Guard
Misc: Star shooting guard from small college in North Carolina. 10x NBA champion (1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969); Celtics #24 retired; in the College Basketball and Pro Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Boston Celtics (1957-1969)

Stanley Paul "Stan" Jones -- b.11/24/1931 N.S. d.5/21/2010 N.S. (78)
NFL Guard
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears (1954-1965), Washington Redskins (1966)

Steve (Punk Rocker) Jones -- b.9/3/1955
Actor, Punk Rock Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: b. in London
Misc: some say b. on May 3
Group Names: The Sex Pistols

Sir Tom Jones -- b.6/7/1940
Protestant, Variety Show Host, Drummer, Pop Singer, Welsh (Wales)
Names/Places: b. in Pontypridd; RN:Thomas Woodward Jones
Song Titles: What's New Pussycat?, It's Not Unusual, Kiss (with Art of Noise), Delilah, Green Green Grass of Home, She's a Lady, Sex Bomb
TV Shows: This is Tom Jones (star)
Movie Titles: Thunderball, Mars Attacks

Walter Jones -- b.1/19/1974
NFL Tackle
Misc: 9x Pro Bowl, 4x First Team All-Pro, 2x Second Team All-Pro; Seahawks #71 retired
Sports Teams: Seattle Seahawks (1997-2009)

Will "Dub" Jones -- b.5/14/1928 N.S. d.1/16/2000 N.S. (71)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Coasters

William Landon "Gorilla" Jones -- b.5/12/1906 N.S. d.1/4/1982 N.S. (75)

Marion Jones Farquhar -- b.11/2/1879 d.3/14/1965 (85)
Tennis Player

Janis Joplin -- b.1/19/1943 d.10/4/1970 (27)
Lyricist, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer, Lesbian
Names/Places: b. in Port Arthur, TX; MN:Lyn; NN:Pearl
Misc: White Blues & Soul Singer
Group Names: Big Brother & the Holding Company (lead), Kozmic Blues Band, Full Tilt Boogie Band, soloist
Song Titles: Down on Me, Summertime, Piece of My Heart, Ball 'n Chain, Maybe, To Love Somebody, Kozmic Blues, Work Me Lord, Cry Baby, Mercedes Benz, Me and Bobby McGee
Album Titles: Big Brother and the Holding Company, Cheap Thrills, I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic blues Again Mama!, Pearl

Henry Jordan -- b.1/26/1935 d.2/21/1977 (42)
NFL Tackle
Misc: 4x Pro Bowl, 7x All-Pro, 5x NFL champ, 2x Super Bowl; in the Packers, Virginia Sports and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Virginia, Cleveland Browns (1957-1958), Green Bay Packers (1959-1969)

Jim Jordan -- b.11/16/1896 d.4/1/1988 (91)
Radio Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Peoria, IL; d. in Beverly Hills
TV Shows: Fibber McGee and Molly (as himself 1935-60, his wife Marian played Molly)

Joseph "Joe" Jordan -- b.12/15/1961
Soccer Player, Scotish
Misc: forward, coach, and manager

Lee Roy Jordan -- b.4/27/1941
NFL Linebacker, College Football Player
Misc: Super Bowls V, VI, X; 3x NFC champ, 5x Pro Bowl; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Alabama, Dallas Cowboys (1963-1976)

Louis Jordan -- b.7/8/1908 N.S. d.2/4/1975 N.S. (66)
Movie Actor, Songwriter, Singer, Clarinetist, Alto-sax, Bandleader, Blues Singer, Jazz Saxophonist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Misc: father of modern rhythm & blues

Marian Jordan -- b.4/15/1898 d.4/7/1961 (62)
Radio Actress, Comedienne
Misc: some say b. in 1897; radio: Fibber McGee & Molly (as Molly McGee 1935-1959)

Michael "Air" Jordan -- b.2/17/1963
NBA Forward, NBA Guard, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: RFN:Michael Jeffrey, b. in Brooklyn, NY
Misc: College Player of Year with North Carolina in 1984; Rookie of the year 1985; NBA leading scorer 1987-93; led U.S. Olympic team to gold medals in 1984 and '92 (Dream Team); stunned sports world when he retired at age 30 on Oct. 6, 1993; signed as OF with Chicago White Sox and spent summer of '94 in Double A with Birmingham; barely hit his weight with .204 average; 32.3 point-per-game avg.; 21,541 career points; 2 Olympic gold medals; owns a restaurant in Chicago; co-starred in "Space Jam" with Bugs Bunny in 1996; 6x NBA Champion (1991, '92, '93, '96, '97, '98); 5x NBA MVP (1988, 1991-92, '96, '98); 14x NBA All-Star; 6x NBA Finals MVP (1991-93, 1996-98); 10x All-NBA First Team Selection; 9x NBA All-Defensive First Team Selection; 1x NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1988); 10x NBA Season Scoring Title (all-time record); 3x NBA Season Steals Leader; All-time leader in points in NBA Playoffs; Two Olympic gold medals (1984, 1992); 2X USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1983, 1984); Member of the "Dream Team" inducted as a unit in 2010; 50 Greatest Players in NBA History; University of North Carolina, Bulls and Heat #23 retired
Sports Teams: University of North Carolina (1981-1984), Chicago Bulls (1984-1993, 1995-1998), Washington Wizards (2001-2003)

Joe Joseph -- b.4/11/1918 d.6/10/1988 (70)

Karen Josephson -- b.1/10/1964 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: Sarah's twin sister
Misc: synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-1992)

Sarah Josephson -- b.1/10/1964 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: Karen's twin sister
Misc: synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-1992)

Addie Joss -- b.4/12/1880 d.4/14/1911 (31)
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN: The Human Hairpin
Sports Teams: Cleveland Bronchos / Naps (1902-1910)

Lee Jouglard -- b.11/12/1921 d.11/18/1978 (57)
Misc: won the first ABC Masters Tournament in 1951.

Jon Bon Jovi -- b.3/2/1962
Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in Sayreville, N.J.; RN:John Bongiovi
Group Names: Bon Jovi, soloist
Song Titles: Runaway, You Give Love a Bad Name, Livin' on a Prayer, Wanted Dead or Alive, Bad Medicine, Born to Be My Baby, I'll Be There For You, Lay Your Hands on Me, Living in Sin, Bed of Roses, Always, This Ain't a Love Song
Album Titles: Bon Jovi, 7800 Degrees Fahrenheit, Slippery When Wet, New Jersey, Keep the Faith, These Days, Crush, Bounce, Have a Nice Day, Lost Highway, The Circle, What About Now, Burning Bridges, This House is Not For Sale
Video Titles: Keep the Faith: An Evening with Bon Jovi, Live from London, The Crush Tour, This Left Feels Right Live, Lost Highway: The Concert, Live at Madison Square Garden, Breakout: Video Singles, Slippery When Wet: The Videos, New Jersey: The Videos, Keep The Faith: The Videos, Cross Road: The Videos, Greatest Hits -The Ultimate Video Collection
Movie Titles: U-571

John Jowdy -- b.4/21/1920 d.8/1/2013 (93)

Joan Joyce -- b.8/18/1940 N.S.
Basketball Figure
Misc: softball pitcher, 509-33 record

Charlie Joyner -- b.10/14/1947
NFL Coach, NFL Wide Receiver
Misc: 750 receptions for 12,146 yards and 65 TDs; played more seasons receiving than any NFL player
Sports Teams: Houston Oilers (1969-1972), Cincinnati Bengals (1972-1975), San Diego Chargers (player 1976-1986, coach 1987-1991), Buffalo Bills (coach 1992-2000), Kansas City Chiefs (coach 2001-2007), San Diego Chargers (coach 2008-2012)

Thomas "Tom" Joyner -- b.11/23/1949 N.S.
Radio Talk Show Host, Radio Broadcaster
Misc: host of "The Tom Joyner Show"

"Doggie" Julian -- b.4/5/1901 d.7/28/1967 (66)
College Baseball Player, College Baseball Coach, Baseball Player, College Football Coach, College Football Player, NBA Coach, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Names/Places: RN: Alvin Fred Julian
Sports Teams: Bucknell (football player 1920-1922, basketball player 1921-1922, baseball player 1922-1923), Pottsville Maroons (football player 1924), Reading Keystones (baseball player 1923), Harrisberg Senators (baseball player 1924), York White Roses (baseball player 1924-1925), Chambersburg Maroons (baseball player 1926), Lawrence Merry Macks (baseball player 1926), Albright (football coach 1929-1930), Ashland HS (PA) (football coach 1933-1935), Muhlenberg College (football coach 1936-1944, basketball coach 1936-1945, baseball coach 1942-1944), Holy Cross (basketball coach 1945-1948), Boston Celtics (coach 1948-1950), Dartmouth College (basketball coach 1950-1967)

Chang Jung-Koo -- b.2/4/1963
Boxer, South Korean

Marvin Junior -- b.1/31/1936 d.5/29/2013 (77)
Group Names: The Dells

"Sonny" Jurgensen -- b.8/23/1934
Sportscaster, NFL Quarterback
Misc: 32,224 career yds; 5x all pro; played 18 seasons with Philadelphia and Washington; led NFL in passing twice (1967,69); All-Pro in 1961; 255 career TD passes; shares record for longest pass completion [99 yds. -1968].
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Eagles (1957-1963), Washington Redskins (1964-1974)

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