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Last Updated 07-07-2017

Orlando Pace -- b.11/4/1975
NFL Tackle, College Football Player
Misc: 7x Pro Bowl; in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Ohio State, St. Louis Rams (1997-2008), Chicago Bears (2009)

Billy Packer -- b.2/25/1940
Author, Sports Analyst, Sportscaster
Misc: spent over three decades as a color analyst for television coverage of college basketball
TV Shows: NBC Sports, CBS Sports

Alan Page -- b.8/7/1945
Supreme Court Justice, Lawyer, NFL Defensive
Misc: consensus All-America at Notre Dame in 1966 and member of two national championship teams; also of the Bears; 6-time NFL All-Pro and 1971 Player of Year with Minnesota Vikings; Super Bowls IV, VIII, IX, XI; also a lawyer who was elected to Minnesota Supreme Court in 1992.
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings

Harlan Orville "Pat" Page -- b.3/20/1887 d.11/23/1965 (78)
Baseball Figure, Football Figure, Basketball Figure
Misc: Player and coach; In Basketball Hall of Fame; 1 National AAU title (University of Chicago, 1907); 3 National championships (1908, 1909, 1910); Helms Foundation All-America (1908-10); Helms Foundation National Player of the Year (1910)
Sports Teams: University of Chicago (baseball, basketball, and football player 1906-1910), University of Chicago (football coach 1911-1919, and 1932); basketball coach 1911-1920; baseball coach 1913-1920 and 1931), Butler University (football coach 1920-1925; basketball coach 1920-1926), Indiana University (football coach 1926-1930), College of Idaho (football coach 1936-1937, basketball coach 1936-1938)

Jimmy Page -- b.1/9/1944
Rock & Roll Guitarist, English
Names/Places: b. in London; RFMN:James Patrick
Group Names: Yardbirds, New Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, soloist, The Honeydrippers, The Firm, Coverdale-Page

Patti Page -- b.11/8/1927 d.1/1/2013 (85)
Actress, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Claremore, OK; RN:Clara Ann Fowler; NN:The Singing Rage
Misc: in 1950s TV varieties
Song Titles: All My Love (Bolero), Tennessee Waltz, I Went To Your Wedding, (How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window

Gama Pahalwan -- b.5/22/1878 N.S. d.5/23/1960 N.S. (82)
Wrestler, India
Names/Places: aka The "Great Gama" and Ghulam Muhammad

Ian Paice -- b.6/29/1948
Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Group Names: Deep Purple

"Satchel" Paige -- b.7/7/1906 d.6/8/1982 (75)
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: MN:Leroy
Misc: starred in the Negro leagues 1924-48, entered majors at age 42; the only pitcher in the Hall Of Fame with a losing record 28-31 in the majors

Thomas Paine -- b.1/29/1737 d.6/8/1809 (72)
Author, Philosopher, Revolutionary, Political Theorist, English
Book Titles: Common Sense, Age of Reason

Bob Paisley -- b.1/23/1919 d.2/14/1996 (77)
Soccer Player, English
Misc: OBE; spent almost 50 years with Liverpool as a wing half, physiotherapist, coach, and manager

Se Ri Pak -- b.9/28/1977
Golfer, South Korean

Douglas John Palazzari -- b.11/3/1952 N.S.
Hockey Player
Misc: USA Hockey executive

William S. Paley -- b.9/28/1901 d.10/26/1990 (89)
Businessperson, TV Executive
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
Misc: CBS Founder and Patriarch; 20th century business giant

Alice Freeman Palmer -- b.2/21/1855 d.12/6/1902 (47)
Educator

Arnold Daniel Palmer -- b.9/10/1929 d.9/25/2016 N.S. (87)
Golfer
Misc: the first player to earn over $1 million in career (1968); an annual PGA Tour money leader award named after him

Bruce Palmer -- b.9/9/1946 d.10/1/2004 O.S. (58)
Rock & Roll Bassist, Canadian
Group Names: Buffalo Springfield

Earl Palmer -- b.10/25/1923 d.9/19/2008 (84)
Drummer
Misc: sessionist; some say b. 1924

Fred Palmer -- b.??/??/????
Radio Broadcaster

James Alvin "Jim" Palmer -- b.10/15/1945
Baseball Announcer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: 4x Gold Glove, 3-time AL Cy Young Award winner (1973, 1975 and 1976); won 20 or more games 8 times with Baltimore; 1991 comeback attempt at age 45 scrubbed in spring training; Orioles #22 retired.
Sports Teams: Baltimore Orioles (1965-1984)
TV Shows: Monday Night Baseball

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Robert Franklin Palmer Jr. -- b.6/19/1945 d.11/20/1997 (52)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Musicologist, Saxophonist, Blues Performer

Winthrop Hale "Ding" Palmer Jr. -- b.12/5/1906 N.S. d.2/4/1970 N.S. (63)
Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete

Carlos Palomino -- b.8/10/1949
Boxer, Mexican

James Pankow -- b.8/20/1947
Songwriter, Trombonist
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
Group Names: Chicago

Billy Papke -- b.9/17/1886 d.11/26/1936 (50)
Boxer

László Papp -- b.3/25/1926 d.10/16/2003 (77)
Boxer, Olympic Athlete, Hungarian
Misc: middleweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)

George Pappas -- b.3/3/1947
Bowler

Robert Harvey "Bob" Paradise -- b.4/22/1944 N.S.
NHL Defensive, Olympic Athlete
Misc: played 1966-1979
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, Atlanta Flames, Minnesota North Stars

Walter Parazaider -- b.3/14/1945
Saxophonist
Group Names: Chicago, Bee Gees, Leon Russell

Bill Parcells -- b.8/22/1941
Commentator, NFL Executive, NFL Coach, NFL Quarterback
Misc: coached NY Giants to 2 Super Bowl titles (1986,90); retired after 1990 season then returned in '93 as coach of New England; entered 1994 season with 9-year record of 90-63-1.
Sports Teams: Hastings, Wichita State, Army, Florida State, Vanderbilt, Texas Tech, Air Force Academy, New England Patriots (1980), New York Giants (1979, 1981-1990), New York Jets (1997-1999, also as executive 1997-2000), Dallas Cowboys (2003-2006), Miami Dolphins (executive, 2008-2010), Cleveland Browns (executive since 2014)

John Perry "Jack" Pardee -- b.4/19/1936 d.4/1/2013 (76)
NFL Coach, College Football Coach, CFL Figure, USFL Figure, WFL Figure
Misc: the only head coach to helm a team in college football, the National Football League, the United States Football League, the World Football League, and the Canadian Football League; in the College Football Hall of Fame as a player
Sports Teams: Texas A&M (player 1954-1956), Los Angeles Rams (player 1957-1970), Washington Redskins (player 1971-1973), Florida Blazers (WFL coach 1974), Chicago Bears (coach 1975-1977), Washington Redskins (coach 1978-1980), San Diego Chargers (coach 1981), Houston Gamblers (USFL coach 1984-1985), University of Houston (coach 1987-1989), Houston Oilers (coach 1990-1994), Birmingham Barracudas (CFL coach 1995)

Don Pardo -- b.2/22/1918 d.8/18/2014 (96)
Announcer
Misc: of NBC staff since 1944; for Saturday Night Live, Jeopardy, 50s prime time TV, daytime game shows, etc

Bernard Marcel "Bernie" Parent -- b.4/3/1945
NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Montreal; RN: Bernard Marcel Parent
Misc: played 1965-1979; he led Philadelphia Flyers to 2 Stanley Cups as playoff MVP (1974,75); 2-time Vezina Trophy winner.
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Blazers (WHA)

Gino Pariani -- b.2/21/1928 d.5/9/2007 (79)
Soccer Striker, American

Babe (Vito) Parilli -- b.5/7/1929
NFL Coach, NFL Quarterback, CFL Figure, WFL Figure
Misc: Arena Football League figure; 3x AFL All-Star, Super Bowl III; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Kentucky in Lexington, Green Bay Packers (player 1952-1953), Ottawa Rough Riders (player 1954-1955), Cleveland Browns (player 1956), Green Bay Packers (player 1957-1958), Ottawa Rough Riders (player 1959), Oakland Raiders (player 1960), Boston Patriots (player 1961-1967), New York Jets (player 1968-1969), Pittsburgh Steelers (coach 1973), New York Stars (coach 1974), New England Steamrollers (coach 1988), Denver Dynamite (coach 1989-1991), Charlotte Rage (coach 1992), Las Vegas Sting (coach 1994-1995), Anaheim Piranhas (coach 1996), Florida Bobcats (coach 1997)

Robert L. Parish -- b.8/30/1953
NBA Center
Names/Places: NN:The Chief
Misc: played in over 1561 NBA games bettering the 1560 set by Kareem Abdul Jabbar in 1996; career 22,989+ points and 14,444+ rebounds; 4x NBA Champion (1981, 1984, 1986, 1997); 9x NBA All-Star (1981-1987, 1990-1991); All-NBA Second Team (1982); All-NBA Third Team (1987); 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Celtics #00 retired
Sports Teams: Golden State Warriors (1976-1980), Boston Celtics (1980-1994), Charlotte Hornets (1994-1996), Chicago Bulls (1996-1997)

Brad Park -- b.7/6/1948
NHL Defensive, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Douglas Bradford
Misc: player 1968-1985
Sports Teams: New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings

Willie Park Jr. -- b.2/4/1864 d.5/??/1925 (61)
Golfer, Scotish

Willie Park Sr. -- b.6/30/1833 d.7/25/1903 (70)
Golfer, Scotish

"Ace" Parker -- b.5/17/1912 d.11/6/2013 (101)
MLB Player, College Baseball Coach, NFL Quarterback
Misc: in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL 1937-1941), Boston Yanks (NFL 1945), New York Yankees (AAFC 1946), Philadelphia Athletics (MLB 1936-1937)

Frank Parker -- b.1/31/1916 d.7/24/1997 (81)
Tennis Player

Jim Parker -- b.4/3/1934 d.7/18/2005 (71)
NFL Guard, NFL Tackle
Misc: 8x Pro Bowl, 10x All-Pro; Colts #77 retired; in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Ohio State, Baltimore Colts (1957-1967)

"Little" Junior Parker -- b.3/27/1932 d.11/18/1971 (39)
Songwriter, Harmonicaist, Blues Singer
Misc: some say b. Mar 3

Sheila Parker -- b.??/??/1947
Soccer Defender, English

Francis Parkman -- b.9/16/1823 d.11/8/1893 (70)
Historian
Book Titles: Oregon Trail

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Brad Parks -- b.4/2/1957
Tennis Player

Raymond Parks -- b.6/5/1914 d.6/20/2010 (96)
Racing Figure
Misc: not a racer but in the Motorsports Hall of Fame and NASCAR Hall of Fame; the owner of Red Byron's car which won NASCAR's first Strictly Stock championship in 1949.

Wallace Gordon "Wally" Parks -- b.1/23/1913 d.9/28/2007 (94)
Auto Racer
Misc: was instrumental in establishing drag racing as a legitimate amateur and professional motorsport. He was the founder, president, and chairman of the National Hot Rod Association, better known as NHRA.

Lillian "Lily" Parr -- b.4/26/1905 d.5/24/1978 (73)
Soccer Player, English

Ara Parseghian -- b.5/21/1923
Football Announcer, NFL Player, College Football Coach
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Miami University (player 1946-1947, coach 1950-1955), Cleveland Browns (coach 1948-1949), Northwestern University (coach 1956-1963), University of Notre Dame (coach 1964-1974)

Benjamin Stewart "Benny" Parsons -- b.7/12/1941 d.1/16/2007 (65)
Sports Commentator, Auto Racer
Misc: an American NASCAR driver, and later an announcer/analyst/pit reporter on SETN, TBS, ABC, ESPN, NBC and TNT. He became famous as the 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup) champion; in the NASCAR Hall of Fame

Dolly Parton -- b.1/19/1946
Baptist, Humanitarian, Actress, Variety Show Hostess, Composer/Songwriter, Banjoist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Locust Ridge, Tenn.; MN:Rebecca
Song Titles: Mule Skinner Blues, Joshua, I Will Always Love You, The Bargain Store, The Seeker, Here You Come Again, 9 to Five, Islands in the Stream (with Kenny Rogers)
TV Shows: The Dolly Parton Show (1976 and 1987)
Movie Titles: 9 to 5, Steel Magnolias, Best Little Wh*rehouse in Texas

Charles Pasarell -- b.2/12/1944
Tennis Player, Puerto Rican
Names/Places: b. in San Juan

Wilfred "Willie" Pastrano -- b.11/27/1935 d.12/6/1997 (62)
Boxer
Misc: Light Heavyweight Champion 1963-65

Bert Patenaude -- b.11/4/1909 d.11/4/1974 (65)
Soccer Player

Joe Paterno -- b.12/21/1926 d.1/22/2012 (85)
Outlaw, College Football Coach
Misc: has coached Penn State to 2 national titles (1982,86)
Sports Teams: Penn State (asst. coach 1950-1965), Penn State (coach 1966-2011)

Craig Patrick -- b.5/20/1946
NHL General Manager, NHL Coach, NHL Player
Misc: played 1971-1979; third generation Patrick to have name inscribed on Stanley Cup; GM of 2-time Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins (1991-92); also captain of 1969 NCAA champion at Denver, assistant coach/GM of 1980 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic team; scored 72 goals in 8 NHL seasons and won 69 games in 3 years as coach; grandson of Lester.
Sports Teams: California Golden Seals, St. Louis Blues, Kansas City Scouts, Minnesota Fighting Saints, Washington Capitals

Frank Patrick -- b.12/21/1885 d.6/29/1960 (74)
Hockey Executive, Hockey Player, Canadian
Misc: played 1904-1924
Sports Teams: Vancouver Maroons (PCHA), Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), Nelson Hockey Club (WKHL), Renfrew Creamery Kings (NHA), Montreal Victorias (ECAHA)

Lester Patrick -- b.12/30/1883 d.6/1/1960 (76)
NHL Coach, NHL Defensive, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Misc: played 1904-1928; NHL Rover
Sports Teams: New York Rangers (NHL), Victoria Cougars (WCHL), Victoria Aristocrats (PCHA), Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA), Spokane Canaries (PCHA), Renfrew Creamery Kings (NHA), Edmonton Pros (Exhib), Montreal Wanderers (ECAHA), Brandon Hockey Club (NWHL)

Lynn Patrick -- b.2/3/1912 d.1/26/1980 (67)
NHL Executive, NHL Center, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1934-1947
Sports Teams: New York Rangers

Edward (Pip) Patten -- b.8/2/1939 d.2/25/2005 (65)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: Gladys Knight's cousin
Group Names: Gladys Knight & the Pips

Floyd Patterson -- b.1/4/1935 d.5/11/2006 (71)
Boxer, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in Waco, N.C.
Misc: Olympic middleweight champ in 1952; world heavyweight champion (1956-59,60-62); was the first boxer to regain the heavyweight crown; pro record 55-8-1 with 40 KOs.

Gerald Patterson -- b.12/17/1895 d.6/13/1967 (71)
Tennis Player

Pat Patterson -- b.10/30/1925 d.5/9/1972 (46)
Bowler

Charley Patton -- b.5/1/1891 d.4/28/1934 (42)
Composer, Singer/Guitarist, Blues Performer

John "Budge" Edward Patty -- b.2/11/1924
Tennis Player

Les Paul -- b.6/9/1915 d.8/12/2009 (94)
Inventor, Arranger, Lyricist, Singer, Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Waukesha, WI; NN:Wizard of Waukesha; NN:Daddy; RN:Lester William Polfus
Misc: some say b. 1916; 8-Track tape unit, overdubbing, & slide-body electric guitar inventor

Sonny (Radio) Payne -- b.11/29/1925
Radio Disc Jock
Names/Places: NN:Sunshine; not to be confused with jazz drummer Sonny Payne
Misc: in the Blues Hall of Fame for being a radio presenter who played blues music on his radio show "King Biscuit Time".

Denis Payton -- b.8/11/1943 d.12/17/2006 (63)
Tenor-sax, British
Group Names: Dave Clark Five

Gary Dwayne Payton -- b.7/23/1968
NBA Guard, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: NN: The Glove
Misc: 1x NBA champion (Miami Heat, 2006); 9x NBA All-Star; 2x All-NBA First Team; 1x NBA Defensive Player of the Year; 9x NBA All-Defensive First Team; 1x NBA steals leader; 2x Olympic gold medalist (1996, 2000); 1 FIBA Americas Championship (1999).
Sports Teams: Seattle Supersonics (1990-2003), Milwaukee Bucks (2003), Los Angeles Lakers (2003-2004), Boston Celtics (2004-2005), Miami Heat (2005-2007)

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Lawrence Payton -- b.3/2/1938 d.6/20/1997 (59)
Pop Singer
Group Names: The Four Tops

Walter Payton -- b.7/25/1954 d.11/1/1999 (45)
NFL Runningback
Misc: some sources give b. in 1953; an all time leader in yards rushing (16,726), rushing attempts (3,838), games gaining 100+ yards rushing (77), seasons gaining 1,000+ yards rushing (10), and rushing TDs (125); 9x All-Pro; MVP in 1977; led Bears to Super Bowl title in 1986; leading NFC rusher 1976-80; rushed 275 yards vs. Minnesota in one game; Bears #34 retired; in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Jackson State University, Chicago Bears (1975-1987)

George Peabody -- b.2/18/1795 d.11/4/1869 (74)
Merchant, Philanthropist
Misc: whose banking operations in England helped establish U.S. credit abroad.

Henry "Hen" Pearce -- b.5/7/1777 d.4/30/1809 (31)
Boxer, English

Stuart Pearce -- b.4/24/1962
Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, English

Minnie Pearl -- b.10/25/1912 d.3/4/1996 (83)
Actress, Comedienne, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Centerville, TN; RN:Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon
Misc: HOW-DEEEEE!; Grand Ole Opry regular
TV Shows: Hee Haw

David Pearson -- b.12/22/1934
Auto Racer
Misc: 3x NASCAR champ, 1x Daytona

Neil Peart -- b.9/12/1952
Songwriter, Heavy Metal Drummer, Canadian
Group Names: Rush

Eusebio Pedroza -- b.3/2/1953
Boxer, Panamaian

Paul Peek -- b.6/23/1937 d.4/3/2001 (63)
Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: The Blue Caps (a backing band for Gene Vincent)

Ralph Sylvester Peer -- b.5/22/1892 d.1/19/1960 (67)
Music Executive, Music Producer
Misc: famous country music publisher and talent Scout

Pelé -- b.10/23/1940
Guitarist, Soccer Player, Brazilian
Names/Places: RN:Edson Arantes do Nascimento
Misc: became a professional soccer player at 16, joining the Santos team of Brazil; Pele' is generally regarded as the greatest player in the history of soccer and is largely responsible for a worldwide resurgence of the sport; led Brazil to 3 World Cup titles (1958,62,70); came to U.S. in 1975 to play for NY Cosmos in NASL; scored 1,281 goals in 22 years.

Theodore Pell -- b.5/12/1879 d.8/18/1967 (88)
Tennis Player

Harvey Penick -- b.10/23/1904 d.4/2/1995 (90)
Golfer
Misc: premier golf instructor and author of one the best-selling sports book of all time, "Harvey Penick's Little Red Book."
Book Titles: Harvey Penick's Little Red Book

William Penn -- b.10/14/1644 O.S. or 10/24/1644 N.S. d.7/30/1718 (73)
Pioneer, Quaker, English
Misc: Pennsylvania founder & colonist

Herb Pennock -- b.2/10/1894 d.1/30/1948 (53)
MLB Pitcher
Misc: 4x World Series champion, 243 career wins
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (1912-1915), Boston Red Sox (1915-1917, 1919-1922), New York Yankees (1923-1933), Boston Red Sox (1934)

Roger Penske -- b.2/20/1937
Auto Racer
Misc: national Sports Car driving champion (1964); established racing team in 1961; co-founder of Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART); Penske Racing entered 1994 with a record 79 IndyCar victories, including 9 Indianapolis 500s and 8 IndyCar points championships; won 10th Indy 500 in '94; also Formula One and NASCAR

Willie Pep -- b.9/19/1922 d.11/24/2006 (84)
Boxer
Misc: 2-time world featherweight champion (1942-48,49-50); pro record 230-11-1 with 65 KOs.

Hugo Pérez -- b.11/8/1963
Soccer Player, El Salvadorian

Pascual Pérez -- b.5/24/1926 d.1/22/1977 (50)
Boxer, Argentine

Tony Pérez -- b.5/14/1942
MLB Manager, MLB First Baseman, Cuban
Names/Places: RN:Atanacio Rigal
Misc: All Star MVP 1967
Sports Teams: Cincinnati Reds (player 1964-1976), Montreal Expos (player 1977-1979), Boston Red Sox (player 1980-1982), Philadelphia Phillies (player 1983), Cincinnati Reds (player 1984-1986, manager 1993), Florida Marlins (manager 2001)

Carl Perkins -- b.4/9/1932 d.1/19/1998 (65)
Composer/Songwriter, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Rockabilly Performer
Names/Places: b. in Jackson, Tn.; MN:Lee
Song Titles: Blue Suede Shoes, Boppin' the Blues
TV Shows: Johnny Cash Show (regular)

Eddie Perkins -- b.3/3/1937 d.5/10/2012 (75)
Boxer

Pinetop Perkins -- b.7/7/1913 d.3/21/2011 (97)
Blues Performer
Names/Places: RFMN:Joe Willie

Gilbert Perreault -- b.11/13/1950
NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: over 500 goals
Sports Teams: Buffalo Sabres (1970-1987)

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Fred Perry -- b.5/18/1909 d.2/2/1995 (85)
Tennis Player, English
Misc: 3-time Wimbledon champ (1934-36), last native to win All-England men's title.

Gaylord Perry -- b.9/15/1938
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Jackson; Jim's (James) brother
Misc: NL Cy Young Award winner in 1978 (Padres), AL Cy Young Award winner in 1972 (Indians); retired in 1983 with 314 wins and 3,534 strikeouts over 22 years and with 8 teams; brother Jim won 215 games for family total of 529.
Sports Teams: San Francisco Giants (1962-1971), Cleveland Indians (1972-1975), Texas Rangers (1975-1977), San Diego Padres (1978-1979), Texas Rangers (1980), New York Yankees (1980), Atlanta Braves (1981), Seattle Mariners (1982-1983), Kansas City Royals (1983)

Joe Perry -- b.1/22/1927 d.4/25/2011 (84)
NFL Fullback
Names/Places: NN:The Jet
Misc: 3x Pro Bowl; 49ers #34 retired
Sports Teams: San Francisco 49ers (1948-1960, 1963), Baltimore Colts (1961-1962)

Joe Perry -- b.9/10/1950
Songwriter, Heavy Metal Guitarst
Group Names: Aerosmith

Steve Perry -- b.10/8/1963
Swing Singer, Rock Singer
Group Names: Cherry Poppin' Daddies

Lloyd Perryman -- b.1/29/1917 d.5/31/1977 (60)
Country Singer
Group Names: Sons of the Pioneers

Josip Nikolai Peruzovic -- b.10/14/1947 N.S.
Wrestler
Names/Places: ring name: Nikolai Volkoff

John Pesek -- b.2/21/1894 d.3/12/1978 (84)
Wrestler
Misc: also a notable greyhound dog breeder

Martin Peters -- b.11/8/1943
Soccer Player, English
Misc: MBE; midflelder and manager

Tom Petersson -- b.5/9/1950
Bassist, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Cheap Trick

John Misha Petkevich -- b.3/3/1949
Figure Skater

John Petraglia -- b.3/3/1947
Bowler

Billy Petrolle -- b.1/10/1905 d.5/14/1983 (78)
Boxer

Drazen Petrovic -- b.10/22/1964 d.6/7/1993 (28)
NBA Guard, Olympic Athlete, Croatian
Misc: 3x Olympic Medalist (silver, SFR Yugoslavia, 1988, Croatia, 1992; bronze, SFR Yugoslavia, 1984); 2x Euroleague champion (1985-86); FIBA World Championship MVP (1986); EuroBasket MVP (1989); 4x Euroscar Award (1986, 1989, 1992, 1993); 2x Mr. Europa Award (1986, 1993); FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991; All NBA Third Team (1993); FIBA Hall of Fame (2007)
Sports Teams: Portland Trail Blazers (1989-1991), New Jersey Nets (1991-1993)

Robert L. "Bob" Pettit -- b.12/12/1932
NBA Forward
Names/Places: b. in Baton Rouge, LA
Misc: All-NBA 1st team 10 times (1955-64); 2-time MVP (1956,59) with St. Louis Hawks; he led the Hawks to a 1958 NBA title; first player to score 20,000 points (20,880 career) with 12,849 rebounds; A graceful 6-foot 9-inch athlete, he was considered to be the first really agile player of extraordinary height in professional basketball; Hawks #9 retired, LSU #50 retired
Sports Teams: Lousiana State University (1951-1954), Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks (1954-1965)

Tom Pettitt -- b.12/19/1859 d.10/17/1946 (86)
Tennis Player

Lee Petty -- b.3/14/1914 d.4/5/2000 (86)
Auto Racer
Names/Places: Richard's father, Kyle's grandfather
Misc: NASCAR pioneer

Maurice Petty -- b.3/27/1939
Auto Racer
Misc: former NASCAR crew chief, owner, and engine builder in the Motorsports Hall of Fame. 200 Cup race wins, 7-time Cup champion and 7-time Daytona 500 winner.

Richard Petty -- b.7/2/1937
Auto Racer
Names/Places: son of Lee and Father of Kyle; b. in Level Cross, NC; MN:Lee
Misc: Stock car legend, 7-time winner of Daytona 500; 7-time NASCAR national champ (1964, 67,71-72,74-75,79) and won the most NASCAR races at 200 victories; first stock car driver to win $1 million in career; also all-time NASCAR leader in poles (127) and wins in a single season (27 in 1967); retired after 1992 season

Tom Petty -- b.10/20/1950
Songwriter, Guitarist, Classic Rock Singer
Names/Places: b. in Jacksonville, FL
Misc: some say b. 1952 or b. 1953; Weird Al parodied his group's hit "Stop Dragging My Heart Around" into "Stop Dragging My Car Around" in 1981
Group Names: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Traveling Wilburys (as Charlie T Jr./Muddy), soloist
Song Titles: Breakdown, American Girl, I Need to Know, Listen to Her Heart, Don't Do Me Like That, Refugee, Here Comes My Girl, The Waiting, You Got Lucky, Change of Heart, Don't Come Around Here No More, Make It Better aka Forget About Me, Rebels, So You Wanna Be a Rock and Roll Star, Needles and Pins, Jammin' Me, Runaway Trains, I Won't Back Down, Runnin' Down a Dream, Free Fallin', Learning To Fly, Into The Great Wide Open, Out in the Cloud, Kings Highway, Mary Jane's Last Dance, You Don't Know How It Feels, You Wreck Me, Free Girl Now, Swingin', The Last DJ
Album Titles: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, You're Gonna Get It, Damn The Torpedoes, Hard Promises, Long After Dark, Southern Accents, Let Me Up (I've Had Enough), Into the Great Wide Open, Songs and Music From She's The One, Echo, The Last DJ, Mojo, Hypnotic Eye (previous titles with The Heartbreakers), Full Moon Fever, Wildflowers, Highway Companion

Chuck Pezzano -- b.??/??/????
Bowler

Jack Pfefer -- b.12/10/1894 d.9/13/1974 (79)
Wrestler, Polish
Misc: wrestling promoter

Regis Philbin -- b.8/25/1931
Game Show Host, TV Talk Show Host, Announcer
Misc: Pinocchio (voice); some say b.1933 or b. 1934
TV Shows: Regis & Kathie Lee, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

Andy Phillip -- b.3/7/1922 d.4/29/2001 (79)
NBA Player, College Basketball Player, Basketball Coach
Misc: Consensus two-time All-America (1943, 1947); National College Player of the Year (Illinois, 1943); 5 championship finals (1947, 1955-58); 5-time BAA/NBA All-Star (1951-55).
Sports Teams: Chicago Stags (1947-1950), Philadelphia Warriors (1950-1952), Fort Wayne Pistons (1952-1956), Boston Celtics (1956-1958), St. Louis Hawks (coach 1958)

John Phillips -- b.8/30/1935 d.3/18/2001 (65)
Songwriter, Guitarist, Pop Singer
Names/Places: aka Papa John; Michele's ex-; MacKenzie's & Chynna's dad
Group Names: The Mamas and The Papas (co-founder)

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Michelle Phillips -- b.6/4/1944
TV/Movie Actress, Songwriter, Pop Singer, Model
Names/Places: b. in Long Beach, CA; RN:Holly Graham Gilliam; John's, then Dennis Hopper's (lasted 8 days), then Bob Birch's wife
Misc: some say b. on June 6, April 4 or 6, or 1945
Group Names: The Mamas and the Papas
TV Shows: Aspen, Hotel (as Elizabeth Bradshaw Cabot), Knots Landing (as Anne Winston Matheson), Malibu Shores (as Suzi Walker), Beverly Hills 90210 (as Abby Malone)
Movie Titles: Forrest Gump, Dillinger, Valentino

Sam Phillips -- b.1/5/1923 d.7/30/2003 (80)
Engineer, Businessperson, Music Producer, Radio Disc Jock
Misc: Founder of Sun Records, discovered Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Charlie Rich, and Roy Orbison

Tommy Phillips -- b.5/22/1883 d.11/30/1923 (40)
NHL Left Wing, NHL Right Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1901-1912
Sports Teams: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), Edmonton Professionals, Ottawa Hockey Club (ECAHA), Kenora Thistles (MHL)

Wally Phillips -- b.7/7/1925 d.3/26/2008 (82)
Radio Disc Jock
Misc: WGN radio broadcasting legend

Ogden Phipps -- b.11/26/1908 d.4/21/2002 (93)
Tennis Player, Horse Trainer
Misc: Thoroughbred owner and breeder

Mike Piazza -- b.9/4/1968
MLB Catcher
Misc: 12x All-Star, 10x Silver Slugger, All Star MVP 1996 (Dodgers); in the Mets and Baseball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers (1992-1998), Florida Marlins (1998), New York Mets (1998-2005), San Diego Padres (2006), Oakland Athletics (2007)

Henry Picard -- b.11/28/1907 d.4/30/1997 (89)
Golfer

"Slim" Pickens -- b.6/29/1919 d.12/8/1983 (64)
TV/Movie Actor, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Kingsberg, CA; RN:Louis Bert Lindley Jr.; d. in Modesto, CA
Misc: some say d. November 20; in Cowboy Hall of Fame; 1930s top rodeo clown, 1940s western films, 1950s western TV supporting player
TV Shows: The Outlaws, Custer, BJ & the Bear (as Sgt. Beauregard Wiley), Hee Haw, Filthy Rich (as Big Guy Beck)
Movie Titles: Blazing Saddles, Dr. Strangelove

Wilson Pickett -- b.3/18/1941 d.1/19/2006 (64)
Composer, Songwriter, Soul Singer
Names/Places: b. in Prattville, AL; NN:The Wicked

Larry Pierce -- b.??/??/1937 d.2/15/1961
Figure Skater

Webb Pierce -- b.8/8/1921 d.2/24/1991 (69)
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country-Blues Performer
Names/Places: b. in West Monroe, LA
Misc: Ozark Jubilee; a top 50s country music star; his biggest hit "In The Jailhouse Now" topped the country chart for 21 weeks. Some say b. 1926
Song Titles: In The Jailhouse Now

Nicola Pietrangeli -- b.9/11/1933
Tennis Player, Italian

Peter Pihos -- b.10/22/1923 d.8/16/2011 (87)
NFL Wide Receiver
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl, 2x NFL Champon, Hall of Fame inductees in College Football, Pro Football, and Eagles
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Eagles (1947-1955)

Joseph Albert "Pierre" Paul Pilote -- b.12/11/1931
NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1955-1969
Sports Teams: Chicago Black Hawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Bisons (AHL)

Laffit Pincay Jr. -- b.12/29/1946
Jockey, Panamaian
Names/Places: b. in Panama City
Misc: 5-time Eclipse Award winner (1971,73-74,79,85); winner of 3 Belmonts and 1 Kentucky Derby (aboard Swale in 1984)

Billy Pinkney -- b.8/15/1925 d.7/4/2007 (81)
Bass Singer/Basso
Names/Places: or Bill Pinckney?
Group Names: The Drifters

Lupe Pintor -- b.4/13/1955 N.S.
Boxer, Mexican
Names/Places: RN: José Guadalupe Puntor Guzmán; NN: El Grillo de Cuajimalpa (The Cuajimalpa Cricket), El Indio

Rowdy Roddy Piper -- b.4/17/1954 d.7/31/2015 (61)
Actor, Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Roderick "Roddy" George Toombs

Scottie Pippen -- b.9/25/1965
NBA Forward, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 6x NBA Champion (1991-1993, 1996-1998); 7x NBA All-Star (1990, 1992-1997); 1x NBA All-Star Game MVP (1994); 3x All-NBA First Team Selection (1994-1996); 2x All-NBA Second Team Selection (1992, 1997); 2x All-NBA Third Team Selection (1993, 1998); 8x NBA All-Defensive First Team Selection (1992-1999); 2x NBA All-Defensive Second Team Selection (1991, 2000); 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Two Olympic gold medals (1992, 1996); USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1996); Member of the "Dream Team" inducted as a unit in 2010
Sports Teams: Chicago Bulls (1987-1998), Houston Rockets (1998-1999), Portland Trail Blazers (1999-2003), Chicago Bulls (2003-2004), Torpan Pojat (2008), Sundsvall Dragons (2008)

Nelson Piquet -- b.8/17/1952
Auto Racer, Brazilian
Names/Places: RN: Nelson Piquet Souto Maior
Misc: 3-time Formula One world champion (1981,83,87); left circuit in 1991 with 23 career wins.

Rick Pitino -- b.9/18/1952
College Basketball Coach, Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Syracuse (assistant coach, 1976-1978), Boston University (coach, 1978-1983), New York Knicks (assistant coach 1983-1985), Providence (1985-1987), New York Knicks (1987-1989), Kentucky (1989-1997), Boston Celtics (1997-2001), Louisvile (2001-?)

Gene Pitney -- b.2/17/1940 d.4/5/2006 (66)
Composer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Pianist, Pop Singer
Names/Places: MN:Francis

Joseph George Didler "Cannonball" Pitre -- b.9/1/1883 d.7/29/1934 (50)
NHL Defensive, NHL Right Wing, Canadian
Misc: NHL Rover
Sports Teams: Montreal Le National (Nationals, 1903-1905), Michigan Soo Indians (1904-1907), Montreal Shamrocks (1907-1908), Edmonton Eskimos (1907-1908), Renfrew Millionaires (1908-1909), Vancouver Millionaires (1913-1914), Montreal Canadiens (1909-1923)

Edward S. "Eddie" Plank -- b.8/31/1875 d.2/24/1926 (50)
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Gettysburg Eddie
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1914), St. Louis Terriers (1915), St. Louis Browns (1916-1917)

Robert Plant -- b.8/20/1948
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Names/Places: b. in Bromwich; MN:Anthony
Group Names: Led Zeppelin, soloist, Honeydrippers
Song Titles: Whole Lotta Love, Immigrant Song, Black Dog
Album Titles: Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin III, Led Zeppelin IV, Houses of the Holy, Physical Graffiti, Prescence, In Through The Out Door, Coda

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Jacques Plante -- b.1/17/1929 d.2/27/1986 (57)
NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Names/Places: NN:Jake The Snake
Misc: 7 Vezina trophies; the first goalie to wear a mask in a game
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens (1952-1963), New York Rangers (1963-1965), St. Louis Blues (1968-1970), Toronto Maple Leafs (1970-1973), Boston Bruins (1973), Edmonton Oilers (WHA) (1974-1975)

Michel Platini -- b.6/21/1955
Soccer Midfielder, Soccer Manager, French
Misc: president of the UEFA; regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all time.

Gary Player -- b.11/1/1935
Golfer, South African
Misc: some say b. 1936; 3-time winner of Masters and British Open; only player in 20th century to win British Open in three different decades (1959,68,74); one of only four players to win all four Grand Slam titles (others are Hogan, Nicklaus and Sarazen); has also won 2 PGAs, a U.S. Open and 2 U.S. Senior Opens; entered 1994 with 21 wins on PGA Tour and 17 more on Senior Tour.

Lawrence Winslow "Larry" Pleau -- b.6/29/1947
NHL General Manager, NHL Coach, NHL Center
Misc: played 1968-1979
Sports Teams: New England Whalers (WHA), Springfield Indians (AHL), Montreal Canadiens (NHL), Nova Scotia Voyageurs, Jersey Devils (EHL)

Jim Plunkett -- b.12/5/1947
NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Names/Places: b. in San Jose, CA
Misc: Heisman Trophy winner in 1970; led Oakland-LA Raiders to Super Bowl wins in 1981 and '84; Super Bowl XV MVP; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Stanford University, New England Patriots (1971-1975), San Francisco 49ers (1976-1977), Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders (1978-1986)

Maurice Podoloff -- b.8/18/1890 d.11/24/1985 (95)
Lawyer, Sports Figure
Misc: He served as the president of the Basketball Association of America (BAA) in 1946-1963, and the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1949-1963

Edgar Allan Poe -- b.1/19/1809 d.10/7/1849 (40)
Author, Short Story Writer, Poet, Literary Critic, Editor
Names/Places: b. in Boston, MA; d. in Baltimore, Md.
Misc: widely regarded as the central figure of Romanticism
Book Titles: The Raven, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart

Bill Polian -- b.12/8/1942
Sports Analyst, NFL General Manager

Harvey Pollack -- b.3/9/1922 d.6/23/2015 (93)
Basketball Figure
Names/Places: NN:Super Star
Misc: statistical legend

Fritz Pollard -- b.1/27/1894 d.5/11/1986 (92)
NFL Coach, NFL Runningback
Misc: the first black head coach of the NFL; in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Akron Pros (coach 1921), Hammond Pros (coach 1925), Chicago Black Hawks (coach 1928), Akron Pros (player 1920-1921), Union Club of Phoenixville (player 1920), Milwaukee Badgers (player 1922), Gilberton Cadamounts (player 1923-1924), Hammond Pros (player 1923-1925), Akron Indians (player 1925), Providence Steam Roller (player 1925), Akron Indians (player 1926), Chicago Black Hawks (player 1928)

James C. "Jim" Pollard -- b.7/9/1922 d.1/22/1993 (70)
NBA Forward, College Basketball Player
Names/Places: NN:Jumpin' Jim
Misc: 5x NBA champ, 4x NBA All-Star, college star at Stanford, high leaping star forward for the Minneapolis Lakers in the 1950s, helped them win multiple championships.
Sports Teams: Stanford University, Minneapolis Lakers (1947-1955)

Rick Pollard -- b.5/3/1960
Bowler

Ron Pollard -- b.11/4/1961
Bowler

Alexander "Alex" Pomoez -- b.5/3/1890 d.3/14/1974 (83)
Sports Executive, Baseball Figure
Misc: an American executive in Negro league baseball who owned the Cuban Stars (East) and New York Cubans franchises from 1916 to 1950.

Rudy Pompilli -- b.4/16/1924 d.2/5/1976 (51)
Tenor-sax, Rock & Roll Musician
Misc: some say b. 1926
Group Names: The Comets (a backing band for Bill Haley)

"Doc" Pomus -- b.6/27/1925 d.3/14/1991 (65)
Lyricist, Songwriter
Names/Places: RN:Jerome E. Felder
Misc: rock 'n roll; of Pomus & Shuman team

Eddie Pope -- b.12/24/1973
Soccer Player

Edwin Pope -- b.4/11/1928 N.S. d.1/19/2017 N.S. (88)
Sports Journalist
Misc: Miami Herald

Ferdinand Porsche -- b.9/3/1875 d.1/30/1951 (75)
Manufacturer, Auto Racer, Austrian
Misc: in the Motorsports Hall of Fame; Automaker who founded Volkswagen & Porsche

Arthur Porter -- b.??/??/????
Guitarist, Rhythm and Blues Performer
Group Names: The Midnighters (a backing group for Hank Ballard)

Bob Porter -- b.6/20/1940
Writer, Music Producer
Misc: discographer; radio presenter; reissued many classic blues and jazz recordings

Henry Van Arsdale Porter -- b.10/2/1891 N.S. d.10/27/1975 N.S. (84)
Educator, Basketball Coach
Names/Places: NN:H.V.

Cumberland Willis "Cum" Posey -- b.6/20/1890 d.3/28/1946 (55)
Baseball Figure, Basketball Figure
Misc: was an American baseball player, manager, and team owner in the Negro leagues, as well as a star professional basketball player and team owner.

Sam Posey -- b.5/26/1944
Sports Journalist, Auto Racer

William "Billy" John Potts -- b.6/25/1915 N.S. d.2/4/1990 N.S. (74)
Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: Ring name:"Whipper" Billy Watson

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Denis Charles Potvin -- b.10/29/1953
NHL Defensive, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Hull, Quebec
Misc: won Norris Trophy 3 times (1976,78-79); 5-time All-NHL 1st-team; led NY Islanders to 4 Stanley Cups; career 310 goals and 742 assists; shares record for most goals scored by a defenseman in a playoff game [3]: New York Islanders vs. Edmonton Oilers [4/17/1981]
Sports Teams: New York Islanders (possiblyt 1973-1988)

Shirley Povich -- b.7/15/1905 N.S. d.6/4/1998 N.S. (92)
Columnist, Sports Writer
Misc: The Washington Post

Billy Powell -- b.1/20/1942 d.5/26/1977 (35)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: RFN:William
Group Names: The O'Jays

Billy Powell -- b.6/3/1952 d.1/28/2009 (56)
Rock & Roll Keyboardist
Group Names: Lynard Skynard, Rossington Collins Band

Hope Powell -- b.12/8/1966
Soccer Midfielder, English

John "Junior" Powell -- b.10/1/1924 d.9/22/2009 (84)
Bowler

Marvin Powell -- b.8/30/1955
NFL Tackle
Sports Teams: New York Jets (1977-1985), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1986-1987)

Walter S. Powell -- b.??/??/???? d.2/15/1961
Figure Skater
Misc: president of the United States Figure Skating Association 1943-1946

Dave Prather Sr. -- b.5/9/1937 d.4/9/1988 (50)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Sam and Dave

Walter "Babe" Pratt -- b.1/7/1916 d.12/16/1988 (72)
NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1935-1952
Sports Teams: New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins

Preki -- b.6/24/1963
Soccer Player, Soccer Coach, Serbian
Names/Places: RN:Predrag Radosavljevic

Elvis Presley -- b.1/8/1935 d.8/16/1977 (42)
Movie Actor, Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country-Rock Performer
Names/Places: b. in Tupelo, MS; MN:Aron; changed to Aaron; NN:The King of Rock and Roll; Priscilla's ex-husband
Misc: The first real star of rock and roll; too many notable hits to list here!; d. at Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee; Billboard ranks him as the top pop recording artist of all time with 17 No. 1 songs. The 1956 two-sided hit ``Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog'' stays at No. 1 for 11 weeks, a record for the rock era that stands until 1992. Hall of Famer in America's Pop, Country Music, and Rock and Roll
Song Titles: Heartbreak Hotel, Don't Be Cruel, Hound Dog, Love Me Tender, Too Much, All Shook Up, Teddy Bear, Jailhouse Rock, Don't, Hard Headed Woman, Stuck on You, It's Now or Never, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, Surrender, Good Luck Charm, Return to Sender, Suspicious Minds, Way Down, A Little Less Conversation
Album Titles: Elvis Presley, Elvis, Loving You, Elvis is Back!, Something for Everybody, Pot Luck, Aloah from Hawaii via Satellite
Movie Titles: Jailhouse Rock, G.I. blues, Blue Hawaii, Fun in Acapulco, Viva Las Vegas

Frances Preston -- b.8/27/1928 or 8/27/1934 d.6/13/2012 (83)
Country Performer
Misc: one of the most successful executives in the history of the music industry

Alan Price -- b.4/19/1942
Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Organist, Rock & Roll Singer, Rock & Roll Keyboardist, English
Misc: some say b. 1941
Group Names: The Animals, soloist

Lloyd Price -- b.3/9/1933
Music Executive, Composer/Songwriter, Lyricist, Pianist, Trumpeter, Bandleader, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: NN: Mr. Personality
Misc: some say b. in 1934
Song Titles: Stagger Lee, Personality, I'm Gonna Get Married

Louis Price -- b.3/29/1953
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Temptations

Nick Price -- b.1/28/1957
Golfer, Zimbabwe
Misc: PGA Tour Player of Year in 1993; winner of 1994 British Open and PGA Championship; 1st player to win 2 Grand Slam titles in same year since Faldo in 1990; also won PGA Championship in 1992.

Ray Price -- b.1/12/1926 d.12/16/2013 (87)
Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Perryville, TX; NN:The Cherokee Cowboy; MN:Nobel
Misc: had over 80 Top 40 hits on the Country Charts

Charlie Pride -- b.3/18/1934
Guitarist, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Sledge, Miss.
Misc: the first black country superstar with 39 #1 country hits
Song Titles: Just Between You and Me, All I Have To Offer You (Is Me), (I'm So) Afraid Of Losing You Again, I Can't Believe That You've Stopped Loving Me, I'd Rather Love You, Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone, Wonder Could I Live There Anymore?, I'm Just Me, Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'
Album Titles: Country, The Country Way, Charley Pride in Person, The Sensational Charley Pride, Just Plain Charley, Charley Pride's 10th Album, From Me to You, Charlie Pride Sings Heart Songs

Joe Primeau -- b.1/29/1906 d.5/14/1989 (83)
NHL Coach, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: the only coach to win Memorial Cup, Allan Cup and Stanley Cup
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs (possibly from 1927-1936)

Prince -- b.6/7/1958 d.4/21/2016 N.S. (57)
Protestant, Movie Actor, Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Drummer, Keyboardist, Percussionist, Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Minneapolis, Minnesota; RN: Prince Rogers Nelson
Misc: had his own label Paisley Park
Group Names: Prince & the Revolution, Prince and the New Power Generation, soloist
Song Titles: I Wanna Be Your Lover, Sexy Dancer, Uptown, Controversy, 1999, Little Red Corvette, Delirious, When Doves Cry, Let's Go Crazy, Purpe Rain, I Would Die 4 U, Raspberry Beret, Pop Life, A Love Bizarre, Kiss, Sign o' the Times, U Got the Look, I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man, Alphabet St., Batdance, Thieves in the Temple, Cream, Diamonds and Pearls, 7, The Most Beautiful Girl in the World
Album Titles: Prince, Dirty Mind, Controversy, 1999, Purple Rain, Around the World in a Day, Romance 1600, Parade, Sign o' the Times, Lovesexy, Batman, Graffiti Bridge, Diamonds and Pearls, Love Symbol Album, The Gold Experience
Video Titles: Purple Rain, Prince and the Revolution: Live, Sign o' the Times, Gett Off -The Home Video Film, The Hits Collection, Rave Un2 the Year 2000
Movie Titles: Purple Rain, Under the Cherry Moon, Sign o' the Times, Graffiti Bridge

Bob Prince -- b.7/1/1916 d.6/10/1985 (68)
Sports Commentator, Baseball Announcer
Names/Places: NN:The Gummer
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 1986
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates
TV Shows: Monday Night Baseball (1976)

John Prine -- b.10/10/1946
Actor, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Misc: in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
Song Titles: Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian
TV Shows: The Texas Wheelers (theme song singer)

P. J. Proby -- b.11/6/1938
Actor, Songwriter, Tenor, Pop Singer, Rockabilly Singer
Names/Places: RN:James Marcus Smith

Professor Griff -- b.8/1/1960
Rap Music Performer
Names/Places: RN:Richard Griffin
Group Names: Public Enemy

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Professor Longhair -- b.12/19/1918 d.1/30/1980 (61)
Composer, Drummer, Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: aka:Fess; RN:Henry Roeland (Roy) Byrd

Chris Pronger -- b.10/10/1974
NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1993-2011
Sports Teams: Hartford Whalers, St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, Anaheim Ducks, Philadelphia Flyers, Arizona Coyotes

Marcel Pronovost -- b.6/15/1930 d.4/26/2015 (84)
NHL Coach, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1949-1970
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs

Alain Prost -- b.2/24/1955
Auto Racer, French
Misc: 4-time Formula One world champion (1985-86,89,93); sat out 1992 then returned to win 4th driver's title in 1993 at age 38; retired after '93 season as all-time F1 wins leader with 51.

Don "The Snake" Prudhomme -- b.4/6/1941
Drag Racer

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