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Harry Kalas -- b.3/26/1936 N.S. d.4/13/2009 N.S. (73)
Baseball Announcer, Football Announcer
Misc: voice-over narrator for NFL Films productions; Westwood One radio football announcer; Ford C. Frick Award winner in 2002
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1971-2009)

Albert "Al" Kaline -- b.12/19/1934
Sportscaster, MLB Right Fielder
Names/Places: NN:Mr. Tiger
Misc: 18x All-Star, 10x Gold Glove; youngest player (at age 20) to win batting title (led AL with .340 in 1955); had 3,007 hits, 399 HRs in 22 years with Detroit; Tigers #6 retired
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers (1953-1974)

Rocky Kansas -- b.4/21/1893 d.1/10/1954 (60)
Boxer, Italian

Edwin Kantar -- b.11/9/1932
Bridge Player
Misc: in the ACBL Hall of Fame; prolific writer of bridge books and columns.

Paul Kantner -- b.3/17/1941 d.1/28/2016 N.S. (74)
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco
Group Names: Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, KBC Band

Louis "Kid" Kaplan -- b.10/15/1901 d.10/26/1970 (69)
Boxer

Joe Kapp -- b.3/19/1938
Actor, Movie Producer, NFL Quarterback, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: with Minnesota Vikings: Super Bowl IV; shares NFL Individual Record for touchdowns thrown in a game [7]: Vikings vs. Baltimore Colts [9/28/69]; in the Canadian and College Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of California Berkeley (player in 1950s, coach 1982-1986), Sacramento Attack (coach 1992), Calgary Stampeders (player 1959-1960), British Columbia Lions (player 1961-1966), Minnesota Vikings (player 1967-1969), Boston Patriots (player 1970)
Movie Titles: The Longest Yard (actor and producer, 1974)

Mike Karakas -- b.11/13/1910 N.S. d.5/2/1992 N.S. (81)
NHL Goaltender, American
Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks (1935-1946)

Robert Karlow -- b.10/21/1889 d.11/15/1954 (65)
Journalist, Golfer
Misc: an important figure in the development of professional golf in the USA

Peter Karmanos Jr. -- b.3/11/1943 N.S.
NHL Owner, NHL Executive

Alex Karras -- b.7/15/1935 d.10/10/2012 (77)
Author, TV/Movie Actor, Football Announcer, NFL Defensive
Names/Places: b. in Gary, IN; NN: The Mad Duck; Susan Clark's husband
Misc: Detroit Lions terrifying football defensive tackle; a member of the College Football Hall of Fame; four-time NFL Pro Bowler.
Sports Teams: Detroit Lions (1958-1962, 1964-1970)
TV Shows: Centennial, Monday Night Football, Webster (as George Papadapolis)

Frank Kartheiser -- b.11/14/1888 d.12/19/1968 (80)
Bowler
Misc: began a bowling career at age 11.

Casey Kasem -- b.4/27/1932 d.6/15/2014 (82)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Radio Disc Jock
Names/Places: b. in Detroit; RN:Kemal Amin Kasem; Jean's hubby
Misc: American Top 40 host, Casey's Top 40 host
TV Shows: Sesame Street (as Blue Man in "Q for Quarter" Cartoon), NBC (staff announcer 1970s-1980s), Battle of the Planets, Josie & Pussycats, Transformers, Super Friends (series as Robin), Emergency +4 (animated), Cattanooga Cats, Hot Wheels, Skyhawks, Wild Wheels, Captain Caveman and the Teenangels, Scooby Doo (series as Shaggy and other voices through 2013), America's Top 10 (host)
Movie Titles: Ghostbusters

Terry Kath -- b.1/31/1946 d.1/23/1978 (31)
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Chicago (founder)

Cynthia Kauffman -- b.8/23/1948
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete

Ronald Kauffman -- b.12/25/1946
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete

Jorma Kaukonen -- b.12/23/1940
Bluegrass Singer/Guitarist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna

Ed Kawolics -- b.11/15/1907 d.12/4/1976 (69)
Bowler
Misc: won two ABC championships and 20 othet tournament titles.

Tony Kaye -- b.1/11/1946
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Keyboardist, English
Names/Places: RN:Anthony John Selridge
Group Names: Yes, Badfinger

Dick Kazmaier -- b.11/23/1930 d.8/1/2013 (82)
College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1951)
Sports Teams: Princeton University

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Gene Keady -- b.5/21/1936
NBA Coach, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Basketball Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Garden City Community College (player 1954-1956), Kansas State (player 1956-1958), Beloit HS (coach 1959-1965), Hutchinson JC (coach 1965-1974), Arkansas (coach 1975-1978), Western Kentucky (coach 1978-1980), Purdue University (coach 1980-2005), Toronto Raptors (coach 2005-2006), St. John's (coach 2010-2015)

Roy Keane -- b.8/10/1971
Soccer Midfielder, Soccer Manager, Irish

Frank William "Menty" Keaney -- b.6/5/1886 d.10/10/1967 (81)
College Basketball Coach
Misc: the architect of modern "run and shoot" basketball and the inventor of the fast break.
Sports Teams: Rhode Island State College (coach 1920-1948)

Gordon Blanchard Keats -- b.3/21/1895 d.1/16/1972 (76)
NHL Center, Canadian
Names/Places: NN:Duke, Iron Duke
Misc: played 1915-1934
Sports Teams: Toronto Blueshirts, Edmonton Eskimos, Boston Bruins, Detroit Cougars, Chicago Black Hawks

Tim Keefe -- b.1/1/1857 d.4/23/1933 (76)
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Smiling Tim and Sir Timothy
Misc: 2x NL wins leader, 3x NL ERA leader
Sports Teams: Troy Trojans (1880-1882), New York Metropolitans (1883-1884), New York Giants (1885-1889), New York Giants (PL 1890), New York Giants (1891), Philadelphia Phillies (1891-1893)

Kevin Keegan -- b.2/14/1951
Soccer Forward, English

William "Wee Willie" Keeler -- b.3/3/1872 d.1/1/1923 (50)
MLB Right Fielder
Misc: 2962 hits; scored a record 2,065 hits in his first ten years in the majors; known for his seeing eye singles, coined the phrase "hit 'em where they ain't"
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1892-1893), Brooklyn Grooms (1893), Baltimore Orioles (1894-1898), Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1902), New York Highlanders (1903-1909), New York Giants (1910)

Bob Keeshan -- b.6/27/1927 d.1/23/2004 (76)
Author, Commentator, TV Host
Names/Places: b. in Lynbrook, NY
TV Shows: Howdy Doody Show (as Clarabell the Clown), Tinker's Workshop, Captain Kangaroo (star), The Stupids (as Mr. Sender)

Garrison Keillor -- b.8/7/1942
Author, Humorist, Radio Actor, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Anoka, Minnesota; RN:Gary Edward "Garrison" Keillor
Misc: creator of A Prarie Home Companion; some say b. Sep 7
Book Titles: Lake Wobegon Days, Leaving Home, We Are Still Married, Happy To Be Here

Ben Keith -- b.3/6/1937 N.S. d.7/26/2010 N.S. (73)
Music Producer, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: RN: Bennett Keith Schaeufele

Toby Keith -- b.7/8/1961
Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN: Toby Keith Covel
Misc: in the Songwriters Hall of Fame

George Kell -- b.8/23/1922 d.3/24/2009 (86)
MLB Third Baseman
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (1943-1946), Detroit Tigers (1946-1952), Boston Red Sox (1952-1954), Chicago White Sox (1954-1956), Baltimore Orioles (1956-1957)

Robert Joseph "Bob" Kelleher -- b.3/5/1913 d.6/20/2012 (99)
Judge/Jurist, Tennis Player

Betty Kelley -- b.9/16/1944
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Martha Reeves & the Vandellas

David E. Kelley -- b.4/4/1956
Screen/Scriptwriter, Producer
TV Shows: Chicago Hope, Snoops, Picket Fences, Doogie Howser M.D., The Crazy Ones, Harry's Law, Boston Legal, Trial, L.A. Law, Ally McBeal, The Practice
Movie Titles: Lake Placid

Gregory Kelley -- b.??/??/1944 d.2/15/1961
Figure Skater

Joe Kelley -- b.12/9/1871 d.8/14/1943 (71)
MLB Left Fielder
Sports Teams: Boston Beaneaters (1891), Pittsburgh Pirates (1892), Baltimore Orioles (NL, 1892-1898), Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1901), Baltimore Orioles (AL, 1902), Cincinnati Reds (1902-1906), Boston Doves (1908), Cincinnati Reds (manager, 1902-1905), Boston Doves (manager, 1908)

Joe Kelley -- b.??/??/????
Bowler

John Henry "Jack" Kelley -- b.7/10/1927 N.S.
Hockey Coach
Sports Teams: Colby College, Boston University, New England Whalers

John "Snooks" Kelley -- b.7/11/1907 N.S. d.4/10/1986 N.S. (78)
Hockey Coach
Misc: the first coach to win 500 games in the NCAA
Sports Teams: Boston College

Larry Kelley -- b.5/30/1915 d.6/27/2000 (85)
College Football Player
Misc: second winner of the Heisman Trophy in 1936
Sports Teams: Yale University (1934-1936)

Fern Lee "Peachy" Kellmeyer -- b.2/19/1944
Tennis Player

George Kelly -- b.9/10/1895 d.10/13/1984 (89)
MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: MN:Lange; NN:High Pockets
Misc: 1915-32 great
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1915-1917), Pittsburgh Pirates (1917), New York Giants (1919-1926), Cincinnati Reds (1927-1930), Chicago Cubs (1930), Brooklyn Dodgers (1932)

Jim Kelly -- b.2/14/1960
NFL Quarterback, USFL Figure
Misc: 2x USFL All-League Team, USFL MVP, 5x Pro Bowl, 4x AFC champ, only QB to lead team to four straight Super Bowls; Bills #12 retired; 5,219 USFL Yards, 35,467 NFL yards
Sports Teams: Houston Gamblers (1984-1985), Buffalo Bills (1986-1996)

"King" Kelly -- b.12/31/1857 d.11/8/1894 (36)
MLB Right Fielder, MLB Catcher
Misc: the first player to slide head first

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Leroy Kelly -- b.5/20/1942
NFL Runningback, WFL Figure, American
Sports Teams: Cleveland Browns (1964-1973), Chicago Fire (1974)

Red Kelly -- b.7/9/1927
NHL Player, Canadian
Names/Places: FN:Leonard Patrick
Misc: played 1947-1967
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs

Howard Kendall -- b.5/22/1946 d.10/17/2015 N.S. (69)
Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, English
Misc: midfielder and manager

Tommy Kendall -- b.10/17/1966
Sportscaster, Auto Racer

Eddie Kendrick -- b.12/17/1939 d.10/5/1992 (52)
Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: RN:Edward James Kendrick
Misc: d. Oct 5?
Group Names: Temptations (lead singer), soloist
Song Titles: My Girl, Get Ready, Ain't Too Proud To Beg, Beauty Is Only Skin Deep, I Know I'm Losing You, All I Need, You're My Everything, I Wish It Would Rain, Cloud Nine, I'm Gonna Make You Love Me (with Diana Ross and the Supremes), I Can't Get Next To You, Ball of Confusion, Just My Imagination, Papa Was a Rollin' Stone, Masterpiece (all previous as lead of The Temptations), Keep On Truckin' Part 1, Boogie Down, Shoeshine Boy

Cortez Kennedy -- b.8/23/1968 d.5/23/2017 N.S. (48)
NFL Defensive, NFL Tackle
Misc: 8x Pro Bowl, 5x All-Pro
Sports Teams: Seattle Seahawks (1990-2000)

J. Walter Kennedy -- b.6/8/1912 d.6/26/1977 N.S. (65)
NBA Executive
Names/Places: mistakenly referred to as Walter J. Kennedy
Misc: was the commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1963 until 1975.

Karol Kennedy -- b.2/14/1932 d.6/25/2004 (72)
Figure Skater

Matthew P. "Pat" Kennedy -- b.1/28/1908 N.S. d.6/16/1957 N.S. (49)
Basketball Referee
Misc: officiated over 4,000 games from 1928-1957; worked for the NBA, NCAA, and the Harlem Globetrotters; was the first referee to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1959.

Michael Edward "Peter" Kennedy III -- b.9/4/1927
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete

Ted Kennedy -- b.12/12/1925 d.8/14/2009 (83)
NHL Center, Canadian
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs (possibly 1942-1957)

Doris Kenner -- b.8/2/1941 d.2/4/2000 (58)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: Nee: Jackson; b. in Passaic, NJ
Group Names: The Shirelles

Bill Kenny -- b.6/12/1914 d.3/23/1978 (63)
Tenor, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Ink Spots

Herb Kenny -- b.6/12/1914 d.7/11/1992 (78)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Ink Spots

James Kent -- b.7/31/1763 d.12/12/1847 (84)
Judge/Jurist, Scholar

Mel Kenyon -- b.4/15/1933
Auto Racer
Misc: Midget car racing

George Keogan -- b.3/8/1890 d.2/17/1943 (52)
College Baseball Coach, College Football Coach, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Saint Louis (football 1915, basketball 1915-1916), Valparaiso (football 1919-1920, basketball 1919-1922, baseball 1920-1921), Notre Dame (football 1924, basketball 1923-1943, baseball 1924-1926, 1930-1933), Wisconsin-Superior (basketball 1912-1914), St. Thomas (MN, basketball 1917-1918), Allegheny (basketball 1918-1919)

Dave Keon -- b.3/22/1940
NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1960-1982
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs, Hartford Whalers, Minnesota Fighting Saints (WHA), Indianapolis Racers (WHA), New England Whalers (WHA)

Harry Keough -- b.11/15/1927 d.2/7/2012 (84)
Soccer Player

Dan Kepley -- b.8/24/1953
CFL Figure, Football Coach, Football Linebacker, American
Misc: in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Edmonton Eskimos

Nancy Kerrigan -- b.10/13/1969
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete
Misc: b. in Woburn, MA; 1993 U.S. women's champion and '92 Olympic bronze medalist; victim of Jan. 6, 1994 assault at U.S. nationals in Detroit when Shane Stant clubbed her in right knee with a metal baton after a practice session; conspiracy hatched by Jeff Gillooly, ex-husband of rival Tonya Harding; unable to compete in nationals, she is granted a berth on the Olympic team by the U.S. Figure Skating Assn.; 7 weeks laterin Lillehammer, she wins the silver medal, losing to Oksana Baiul by a5-4 judges' vote.

Stanley Ketchel -- b.9/14/1887 d.10/15/1910 (23)
Boxer
Names/Places: NN:Midnight Assassin
Misc: heavyweight champ 1908-10; b. 1886?

Valeri Kharlamov -- b.1/14/1948 d.8/27/1981 (33)
Hockey Left Wing, Russian
Misc: played 1967-1981
Sports Teams: CSKA Moscow

Kid Chocolate -- b.1/6/1910 d.8/8/1988 (78)
Boxer, Cuban

Anthony Kiedis -- b.11/1/1962
Actor, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer
Misc: some say b. 10-14
Group Names: Red Hot Chili Peppers

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John Kieran -- b.8/2/1892 d.12/10/1981 (89)
Author, Journalist, Editor, Columnist, Radio Actor, TV Host, Panelist, Sports Writer
Misc: an intellectual with an encyclopediac knowledge; in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame
Book Titles: Information Please Almanac
TV Shows: Kieran's Kaleidoscope

Walt Kiesling -- b.3/27/1903 d.3/2/1962 (58)
NFL Coach, NFL Guard
Sports Teams: Duluth Eskimos (player 1926-1927), Pottsville Maroons (player 1928), Chicago Cardinals (player 1929-1933), Chicago Bears (player 1934), Green Bay Packers (player 1935-1936), Pittsburgh Pirates (player 1937-1938, coach 1939), Pittsburgh Steelers (coach 1940-1942), Philadelpia/Pittsburgh Steagles (co-coach 1943), Card-Pitt (coach 1944), Pittsburgh Steelers (coach 1954-1956)

Johnny Kilbane -- b.4/9/1889 d.5/31/1957 (68)
Boxer
Names/Places: aka: John Kilbane
Misc: a featherweight boxer in the early part of the 20th century

Merle Kilgore -- b.8/9/1934 d.2/6/2005 (70)
Songwriter, Country Singer
Misc: wrote Ring Of Fire for Johnny Cash, and Wolverton Mountain for Claude King, manager for Hank Williams Jr.
Song Titles: Wolverton Mountain (writer), Ring of Fire (writer)

Harmon Killebrew -- b.6/29/1936 d.5/17/2011 (74)
Mormon, MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: MN:Clayton
Misc: 13x All-Star, AL MVP 1969; slugger who led AL in HRs 6 times and RBI 3 times; 573 career HRs; Twins #3 retired
Sports Teams: Washington Senators / Minnesota Twins (1954-1974), Kansas City Royals (1975)

Billy Kilmer -- b.9/5/1939
NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Names/Places: FN:William Orland
Misc: Super Bowl VII; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of California Los Angeles, San Francisco 49ers (1961-1966), New Orleans Saints (1967-1970), Washington Redskins (1971-1978)

John Joseph "Jake" Kilrain -- b.2/9/1859 d.12/22/1937 (78)
Boxer

Frank "Bruiser" Kinard -- b.10/23/1914 d.9/7/1985 (70)
NFL Tackle, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL 1938-1944), Brooklyn Tigers (NFL 1938-1944), New York Yankees (AAFC 1946-1947), Ole Miss (as player 1930s, administrator 1971-1973, as line coach 1948-1970)

Terry Kinard -- b.11/24/1959
NFL Safety, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Clemson University, New York Giants (1983-1989), Houston Oilers (1990)

Ralph Kiner -- b.10/27/1922 d.2/6/2014 (91)
Baseball Announcer, MLB Left Fielder
Misc: 6x All-Star, led the NL in home runs 7 straight years (1946-52) with Pittsburgh; 369 career HRs; first $100,000 NLer; Pirates #4 retired, Mets Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Pittsburth Pirates (1946-1953), Chicago Cubs (1953-1954), Cleveland Indians (1955), New York Mets (broadcaster)

Steve Kiner -- b.6/12/1947
NFL Linebacker
Misc: Super Bowl V; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Tennessee, Dallas Cowboys (1970), New England Patriots (1971), New England Patriots (1973), Houston Oilers (1974-1978)

King Curtis -- b.2/7/1934 d.8/13/1971 (37)
Songwriter, Tenor-sax, Soul Singer
Names/Places: RN:Curtis Ousley
Misc: R&B and Jazz style; Curtis appeared on many records of the 1950's and 1960's including The Coasters' hit "Yakety Yak."

King Gustav V Of Sweden -- b.6/16/1858 d.10/29/1950 (92)
King
Misc: reigned 1907-50; in the International Tennis Hall of Fame

Albert King -- b.4/25/1923 d.12/21/1992 (69)
Songwriter, Drummer, Guitarist, Blues Singer
Names/Places: B.B. King's distant cousin; NN:Godfather of the Blues
Group Names: Booker T & the MGs

B. B. King -- b.9/16/1925 d.5/14/2015 (89)
Composer, Singer/Guitarist, Blues Performer, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: b. in Ita Bena, MS; Initials stand for The Beale St. 'Blues Boy'; RFN:Riley B.
Group Names: soloist, The Beale Streeters
TV Shows: The Associates (theme singer)

Ben E. King -- b.9/28/1938 d.4/30/2015 (76)
Songwriter, Soul Singer
Names/Places: b. in Henderson, NC; RN:Benjamin Earl Nelson
Misc: some say b. Sep 23
Group Names: the Drifters, soloist
Song Titles: Stand By Me, This Magic Moment, Spanish Harlem

Bernard King -- b.12/4/1956
NBA Forward
Misc: 4x NBA All Star; 2x All-NBA First Team; 1x NBA top scorer (1985); NBA All Rookie Team.
Sports Teams: New Jersey Nets (1977-1979, 1993), Utah Jazz (1979-1980), Golden State Warriors (1980-1982), New York Knicks (1982-1987), Washington Bullets (1987-1991)

Betsy King -- b.8/13/1955
Golfer
Misc: LPGA golfer (1990 Dinah Shore, 1990 US Women's Open)

Billie Jean King -- b.11/22/1943
Tennis Player
Names/Places: b. in Long Beach, CA; MaN:Moffitt
Misc: some say b. 1943; women's rights pioneer; Wimbledon singles champ 6 times; U.S. champ 4 times; first woman athlete to earn $100,000 in one year (1971); beat 55-year-old Bobby Riggs 6-4, 6-3, 6-3, to win $100,000 in 1973

Bob King -- b.??/??/???? d.??/??/????
Singer, Guitarist, Gospel Performer
Group Names: The Soul Stirrers

Carole King -- b.2/9/1942
Music Producer, Composer, Pianist, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; RLN:Klein; Gerry Goffin's wife
Misc: with hubby Gerry Goffin formed one of the most successful songwriting teams with over 100 hits. LP Tapestry sold 13 million copies
Song Titles: It's Too Late, I Feel the Earth Move, Sweet Seasons, Jazzman, Nightengale, One Fine Day
Album Titles: Tapestry, Music, Rhymes and Reasons, Fantasy, Wrap Around Joy, Throughbred, Simple Things

Edward King -- b.9/14/1949
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Strawberry Alarm Clock, Lynard Skynard

Freddie King -- b.9/3/1934 d.12/28/1976 (42)
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Blues Performer
Names/Places: RLN:Christian
Misc: d. Dec 18? d. Dec 27?

Larry King -- b.11/19/1933
Jewish, TV Talk Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; RN:Lawrence Henry Zieger; wed 6x's
Misc: Host of his Larry King Radio & TV Shows

Pee Wee King -- b.2/18/1914 d.3/7/2000 (86)
Composer/Songwriter, Accordionist, Violinist, Bandleader, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Abrams, Wis.; RN:Julius Frank Kuczynski

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Roger Monroe King -- b.8/22/1944 d.12/8/2007 (63)
TV Executive
Misc: media and TV executive for King World Productions and CBS.

Thomas "Tom" King -- b.8/14/1835 d.10/3/1888 (53)
Boxer, English
Names/Places: NN:The Fighting Sailor

Gene Kiniski -- b.11/23/1928 d.4/14/2010 (81)
Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: RFMN:Eugene Nicholas

Amelia Kinkade -- b.12/31/1963
Actress
Misc: in the Horror Movie Hall of Fame
Movie Titles: Night of the Demons (series), My Best Friend is a Vampire

Nile Kinnick -- b.7/9/1918 d.6/2/1943 (24)
College Football Player, Football Runningback
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1939)
Sports Teams: University of Iowa

John Joseph "Jack" Kirrane Jr. -- b.8/20/1928 N.S. d.9/26/2016 N.S. (88)
Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete

Don Kirshner -- b.4/17/1933 d.1/17/2011 (77)
Publisher, TV Host, Music Producer
Names/Places: b. in Bronx, N.Y.
Misc: Music Promoter; TV/radio bubblegum music creator
Group Names: The Monkees (supervisor)
TV Shows: Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, The Archies (TV show creator), The Monkees (producer)

Danny Kirwan -- b.5/13/1950
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Group Names: Fleetwood Mac

Joseph Kissoff -- b.3/21/1901 d.7/18/1976 (75)
Bowler

Thomas O. "Tom" Kite Jr. -- b.12/9/1949
Golfer
Names/Places: b. in Austin, Texas
Misc: won his first major with victory in 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach; NCAA champion (1972); PGA Rookie of Year (1973); PGA Player of Year (1989).

Bill Klages -- b.??/??/????
Entertainment Figure
Misc: Lighting Designer

John Klares -- b.7/13/1910 d.1/31/1997 (86)
Bowler
TV Shows: Milton Berle's Jackpot Bowling (a technical adviser and an umpire)

Frank Klaus -- b.12/30/1887 d.2/8/1948 (60)
Boxer

Charles Herbert "Chuck" Klein -- b.10/7/1905 d.3/28/1958 (52)
MLB Coach, MLB Right Fielder
Names/Places: NN:The Hoosier Hammer
Misc: NL MVP 1932
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1928-1933), Chicago Cubs (1934-1936), Philadelphia Phillies (1936-1939), Pittsburgh Pirates (1939), Philadelphia Phillies (1940-1944)

Bill Klem -- b.2/22/1874 d.9/16/1951 (77)
MLB Umpire
Misc: the first umpire elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Josh Klinghoffer -- b.10/3/1979
Alternative Rock Guitarist
Misc: some say b. 1981
Group Names: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Sonya Klopfer -- b.12/26/1934 d.??/??/1952
Figure Skater

Ardelle Kloss -- b.4/12/1916 d.9/15/2011 (95)
Figure Skater

Bobby Knight -- b.10/25/1940
Sports Analyst, NBA Coach, College Basketball Coach, Olympic Athlete
Misc: has coached Indiana to 3 NCAA titles (1976,81,87); 3-time Coach of Year (1975-76,89); 640 career wins in 29 years; coached 1984 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal.
Sports Teams: Ohio State (player 1959-1962), Army (coach 1963-1971), University of Indiana (coach 1971-2000), Texas Tech (2001-2008)

Gladys Knight -- b.5/28/1944
Mormon, Actress, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: NN: The Empress of Soul; b. in Atlanta
Group Names: Gladys Knight & the Pips (lead), soloist
Song Titles: Every Beat of My Heart, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, If I Were Your Woman, Neither One of Us, Midnight Train to Georgia, I've Got To Use My Imagination, Save the Overtime (For Me), Love Overboard (previous title as lead of The Pips), That's What Friends Are For (with Dionne Warwick, Elton John and Stevie Wonder)
Album Titles: Neither One of Us, Imagination, I Feel a Song, All Our Love (previous titles as lead of The Pips), Good Woman, Just For You
TV Shows: Charlie & Company

Holly Knight -- b.9/24/1956
Songwriter, Singer, Pop Musician, Rock Musician
Misc: in the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Merald "Bubba" Knight -- b.9/4/1942
Percussionist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: Gladys's brother
Group Names: Gladys Knight & the Pips

Phillip Knight -- b.2/24/1938
Businessperson, Executive
Misc: founder and chairman of Nike, Inc., the 23-year-old, $4 billion shoe and fitness company based in Beaverton, Ore.; named "The Most Powerful Man in Sports" by The Sporting News in 1992.

William Knox -- b.4/21/1887 d.5/16/1944 (57)
Bowler
Misc: rolled the first 300 game in ABC Tournament history in 1913.

Jan Kodes -- b.3/1/1946
Tennis Player, Czechoslovakian

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Robert Gregg "Bob" Koester -- b.10/30/1932
Record Company Owner
Misc: founder and owner of Delmark Records for jazz and blues releases

Slavka Kohout -- b.??/??/????
Figure Skater

Ivan Koloff -- b.8/25/1942 N.S. d.2/2/2017 N.S. (74)
Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Oreal Perras; ring name: The Russian Bear

Ted Koppel -- b.2/8/1940
Jewish, Newscaster, Journalist, English
Names/Places: b. in Lancashire
TV Shows: ABC News, Nightline

Harvey Korman -- b.2/15/1927 d.5/29/2008 (81)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
TV Shows: The Danny Kaye Show, The Carol Burnett Show, The Conway Show, Mama's Family (as Alistair Quince & Ed Higgins), The Flintstones (as Kazoo), Nutt House, Leo & Liz in Beverly Hills
Movie Titles: Herbie Goes Bananas, Curse of the Pink Panther, The History of the World: Part 1, Jingle All The Way, Blazing Saddles, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
Video Games: Flintstones Bedrock Bowling

Mary Ann Kostecki -- b.8/11/1934 d.5/12/2008 (73)
Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Penny Banner

John Koster -- b.1/21/1872 d.8/14/1945 (73)
Bowler
Misc: the first to win four ABC Tournament titles.

Sandy Koufax -- b.12/30/1935
Baseball Announcer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Misc: 7x All-Star, 4x World Series champ, NL MVP in 1963, World Series MVP in 1963 and 1965; won 3 Cy Young Awards with the L.A. Dodgers in 1963, 1965, and 1966; the youngest player ever admitted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, lowest ERA in NL '62-'66, 165-87 record, 2.76 ERA, 40 shutouts; led NL in strikeouts 4 times and ERA 5 straight years; 2-time World Series MVP; he was the first pitcher to throw four no-hit games, one a perfect game, In the '63 series Koufax fanned 25 Yankees in 4 games, a record. In '65 he had a perfect game against the Chicago Cubs; Dodgers #32 reetired
Sports Teams: Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers (1955-1966)
TV Shows: Monday Night Baseball (announcer)

Ernie Kovacs -- b.1/23/1919 d.1/13/1962 (42)
Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host, Variety Show Host, Radio Disc Jock
Names/Places: b. in Trenton, NJ; Edie Adams' hubby; d. in a car crash in West Los Angeles
Misc: Unconventional veteran TV innovator; 1950-60s TV variety shows; some say born January 19; always 10-5/8 years ahead of his time
TV Shows: The Ernie Kovacs Show

Walter "Killer" Kowalski -- b.10/13/1926 d.8/30/2008 (81)
Wrestler, Canadian, Polish
Names/Places: aka Wladek (later Walter) Killer Kowalski; RN:Edward Wladyslaw Sputnik

Karel Kozeluh -- b.3/7/1895 d.4/27/1950 (55)
Tennis Player, Czech

Jack Kramer -- b.8/1/1921 d.9/12/2009 (88)
Tennis Player
Misc: Wimbledon singles champ 1947; U.S. champ 1946-47; promoter and Open pioneer; occasional tennis commentator

Joey Kramer -- b.6/21/1950
Heavy Metal Drummer
Group Names: Aerosmith

Tommy Kramer -- b.3/7/1955
NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Rice University, Minnesota Vikings (1977-1989), New Orleans Saints (1990)

Edward W. "Moose" Krause -- b.2/12/1913 d.12/10/1992 (79)
College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Notre Dame (football 1931-1933, basketball 1931-1934), Saint Mary's (football coach 1934-1938, basketbal coach 1934-1939), Holy Cross (football coach 1939-1941, basketball coach 1939-1942), Notre Dame (football coach 1942-1943 and 1946-1947, basketball coach 1943-1944 and 1946-1951)

Jerome "Jerry" Krause -- b.4/6/1939 N.S. d.3/21/2017 N.S. (77)
NBA General Manager
Misc: managed the Chicago Bulls to six NBA Championships

Paul Krause -- b.2/19/1942
NFL Defensive
Misc: 8x Pro Bowl, 8x All-Pro, intercepted for 1,185 yards with 3 TDs
Sports Teams: Washington Redskins (1964-1967), Minnesota Vikings (1968-1979)

Edward Krems -- b.2/2/1893 d.6/9/1978 (85)
Bowler
Misc: won an ABC championship title in 1920 and nine other tournament titles.

Bill Kreutzmann Jr. -- b.5/7/1946
Rock & Roll Singer, Rock & Roll Drummer
Names/Places: b. in Palo Alto, CA
Group Names: The Grateful Dead (co-founder)

Robby Krieger -- b.1/8/1946
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: RFN:Robert Alan
Group Names: The Doors

Joseph Kristof -- b.12/8/1920 d.11/22/2003 N.S. (82)
Bowler

Kris Kristofferson -- b.6/22/1936
Baptist, TV/Movie Actor, Songwriter, Guitarist, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Brownsville, TX; Rita Coolidge's hubby 73-80
Group Names: The Highwaymen, soloist
Movie Titles: Semi-Tough

Nicholas Kropfelder -- b.2/19/1923 d.8/4/2012 (89)
Soccer Center Forward

Paul Krumske -- b.7/25/1912 d.7/23/1979 (66)
Bowler
Misc: voted Chicago's bowler of the half-century in 1951.

Dave Krusen -- b.3/10/1966
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Pearl Jam

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Mike Krzyzewski -- b.2/13/1947
College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: NN: Coach K
Misc: coach of the USA national teams since 1979; won consecutive NCAA titles in 1991 and '92
Sports Teams: Indiana (player 1966-1969, coach 1974-1975), Army (coach 1975-1980), Duke University (coach 1980-present as of 2016)

Terry Kubicka -- b.4/3/1956 N.S.
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 1976 Winter Olympics

Gustavo Kuerten -- b.9/10/1976
Tennis Player, Brazilian

Bowie Kent Kuhn -- b.10/28/1926 d.3/15/2007 (80)
Lawyer, MLB Executive
Names/Places: Jim Bowie's descendant
Misc: the 5th MLB Commissioner 1969-83

Alan Kulwicki -- b.12/14/1954 d.4/1/1993 (38)
Auto Racer
Misc: stock car driver; NASCAR

John Kundla -- b.7/3/1916 d.7/23/2017 N.S. (101)
NBA Coach, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: University of Minnesota (player 1936-1939, coach 1959-1968), University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis (coach 1946-1947), Minneapolis Lakers (coach 1948-1959)

Rudy Kuntner -- b.6/10/1908 d.12/16/1982 (74)
Soccer Player, Austrian

Charles Bishop Kuralt -- b.9/10/1934 d.7/4/1997 (62)
Author, Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist
Names/Places: b. in Wilmington, NC
TV Shows: CBS News, Sunday Morning

Robert A. "Bob" Kurland -- b.12/23/1924 d.9/29/2013 (88)
NBA Player, College Basketball Player, Olympic Athlete
Misc: All-America (1944-46); NCAA Championships (Oklahoma A&M, 1945-46); Helms Foundation Player of the Year (1946); first 2-time Olympic Gold Medal winner (1948, 1952)
Sports Teams: Phillips 66ers (AAU, 1946-1952)

Jari Kurri -- b.5/18/1960
NHL Right Wing, Finnish
Misc: played 1977-1998; 5x Stanley Cup champion
Sports Teams: Jokerit, Edmonton Oilers, HC Milano Devils, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Colorado Avalanche

Frank Kurtis -- b.1/25/1908 d.2/17/1987 (79)
Racing Figure
Misc: not a racer but in the Motorsports Hall of Fame as a racing car designer who designed and built midget cars, quarter-midgets, sports cars, indy cars, and Formula One cars, and was the founder of Kurtis Kraft.

Frank Joseph Kush -- b.1/20/1929 N.S. d.6/22/2017 N.S. (88)
NFL Coach, College Football Coach, College Football Player, CFL Figure, USFL Figure, Football Coach
Sports Teams: Arizona State (coach 1955-1979)

Ted Kwalik -- b.4/15/1947
NFL Tight End, College Football Player, WFL Figure
Names/Places: FN:Thaddeus John
Misc: 3x Pro Bowl; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Penn State University, San Francisco 49ers (1969-1974), Honolulu Hawaiians (WFL 1975), Oakland Raiders (1975-1977)

Michelle Kwan -- b.7/7/1980
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympics 1994

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