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Eddie Rabbitt -- b.11/27/1941 d.5/7/1998 (56)
Songwriter, Guitarist, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; RN:Edward Thomas

Trevor Rabin -- b.1/13/1955
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Guitarist, South African
Group Names: Manfred Mann, Yes

Harley Leland Race -- b.4/11/1943
Wrestler
Misc: Wrestling promoter and trainer

Charles Gardner "Old Hoss" Radbourn -- b.12/11/1854 d.2/5/1897 (42)
MLB Pitcher
Misc: pitcher who in 1884 won 60 games and lost 12, pitching a total of 672 innings, the equivalent of almost 75 nine-inning games. He retired with 308 wins and 35 shutouts. So who needs 3 days rest?
Sports Teams: Buffalo Bisons (1880), Providence Grays (1881-1885), Boston Beaneaters (1886-1889), Boston Reds (1890), Cincinnati Reds (1891)

Brian Christopher Rafalski -- b.9/28/1973 N.S.
NHL Defensive, American
Misc: played from 1995-2014
Sports Teams: New Jersey Devils (NHL), Detroit Red Wings (NHL)

Patrick Michael "Pat" Rafter -- b.12/28/1972
Tennis Player, Australian

Bill Raftery -- b.4/19/1943 N.S.
Sports Analyst, Basketball Announcer, College Basketball Coach

Robert Woodward "Bobby" Rahal -- b.1/10/1953
Auto Racer
Misc: Formula One; 15x Indianapolis 500 winner; co-founder of Rahal Letterman Racing; some say b. 1954

Timothy Raines -- b.9/16/1959
MLB Coach, MLB Outfielder
Names/Places: NN: Rock
Misc: All Star MVP 1987, 7x All-Star, 3x World Series champion, 4x NL stolen base leader; Expos #30 retired
Sports Teams: Montreal Expos (1979-1990), Chicago White Sox (1991-1995), New York Yankees (1996-1998), Oakland Athletics (1999), Montreal Expos (2001), Baltimore Orioles (2001), Florida Marlins (2002)

Gertrude "Ma" Rainey -- b.4/26/1886 d.12/22/1939 (53)
Blues Singer
Names/Places: RN:Gertrude Malissa Nix Pridgett; NN:Mother of the Blues

Wayne Rainey -- b.10/23/1960
Motorcyclist
Misc: former American Grand Prix road racer; AMA Superbike

Bonnie Raitt -- b.11/8/1949
Composer/Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Blues-Rock Performer
Names/Places: MN:Lynn; b. in Los Angeles; John's daughter, Michael O'Keefe's ex-wife
Song Titles: Keep This Heart in Mind, No Way to Treat a Lady, Thing Called Love, Something to Talk About, Slow Ride, Love Sneakin' Up on You, I Can't Make You Love Me
Album Titles: Nick of Time, Luck of the Draw, Longing in Their Hearts

Dennis Ralston -- b.7/27/1942
Tennis Player

John Ralston -- b.4/26/1927
NFL Coach, College Football Coach, College Football Player, Football Executive
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of California Berkeley (player 1948-1950, coach 1956-1958), Utah State (coach 1959-1962), Stanford University (coach 1963-1971), Denver Broncos (coach 1972-1976), Philadelphia Eagles (coach 1978), Toronto Argonauts (coach 1981), Oakland Invaders (coach 1983-1984), San Jose State (coach 1993-1996), San Francisco 49ers (VP of admin 1979-1980), San Jose State (special asst. 1997-2013)

Buck Ram -- b.11/21/1907 d.1/1/1991 (83)
Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: RFN:Samuel
Misc: Music Manager
Group Names: The Penguins (manager), The Platters (manager)
Song Titles: I'll Be Home for Christmas (writer)

Wesley Ramey -- b.9/17/1909 d.3/10/1997 (87)
Boxer

Dee Dee Ramone -- b.9/18/1952 d.6/5/2002 (49)
Guitarist, Punk Rock Bassist
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Douglas Colvin
Group Names: The Ramones

Joey Ramone -- b.5/19/1952 d.4/15/2001 (48)
Drummer, Punk Rock Singer
Names/Places: RN:Jeffrey Hyman
Misc: b. 1951?
Group Names: The Ramones

Johnny Ramone -- b.10/8/1948 d.9/15/2004 (55)
Punk Rock Singer/Guitarist, American
Names/Places: RN:John Cummings
Misc: some say b. 1951
Group Names: The Ramones

Marky Ramone -- b.7/15/1956
Punk Rock Performer
Names/Places: RN:Marc Bell
Group Names: The Ramones

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Tommy Ramone -- b.1/29/1952 d.7/11/2014 (62)
Bassist, Punk Rock Drummer, Hungarian
Names/Places: RN:Thomas Erdelyi
Misc: some say b. 1949
Group Names: The Ramones

Sugar Ramos -- b.12/2/1941
Boxer, Cuban, Mexican

Tab Ramos -- b.9/21/1966
Soccer Player, Uruguayian

Dr. John Travilla "Jack" Ramsay -- b.2/21/1925 d.4/28/2014 (89)
NBA Coach, College Basketball Coach
Misc: career 864 wins; coach who won 239 college games with St. Joseph's-PA in 11 seasons and 906 NBA games (including playoffs) with 4 teams over 21 years; placed 3rd in 1961 Final Four; led Portland to NBA title in 1977.
Sports Teams: Saint Joseph's Hawks (coach 1955-1966), Philadelphia 76ers (coach 1968-1972), Buffalo Braves (coach 1972-1976), Portland Trail Blazers (coach 1976-1986), Indiana Pacers (coach 1986-1988)

Alf Ramsey -- b.1/22/1920 d.4/28/1999 (79)
Soccer Player, English
Misc: footballer and manager of the English national football team from 1963-1974

Frank Ramsey Jr. -- b.7/13/1931
NBA Coach, NBA Guard
Names/Places: NN:The Kentucky Colonel; MN:Vernon
Misc: played in 7 NBA championships; star forward at Kentucky then for the Boston Celtics in the 1950s and 1960's.The first of Red Auerbach's "Sixth Man" stars; Celtics #23 retired
Sports Teams: Boston Celtics (player 1954-1964), Kentucky Colonels (coach 1970-1971)

Mike Ramsey -- b.12/3/1960
NHL Defensive, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic-gold-1980; playing career 1980-1997
Sports Teams: Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings

Jack Randall -- b.11/25/1794 d.3/12/1828 (33)
Boxer, English

John Randle -- b.12/12/1967
NFL Defensive
Sports Teams: Minnesota Vikings (1990-2000), Seattle Seahawks (2001-2003)

Frank Rankin -- b.4/1/1891 d.7/23/1932 (41)
NHL Coach, NHL Player, Canadian
Misc: NHL Rover; played 1904-1915
Sports Teams: Toronto Eatons, Toronto St. Michael's Majors

Judy Rankin -- b.2/18/1945
Golfer
Names/Places: MN:Torluemke

James Donald Raschke -- b.10/17/1940 N.S.
Wrestler
Names/Places: ring name: Baron von Raschke

Jean Ratelle -- b.10/3/1940
NHL Center, Canadian
Names/Places: FN:Joseph Gilbert Yvon Jean
Misc: played 1960-1981
Sports Teams: New York Rangers, Boston Bruins

Dan Rather -- b.10/31/1931
Baptist, Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist
Names/Places: b. in Wharton, TX
Misc: What's the frequency Kenneth?, Courage!
TV Shows: CBS Evening News (1981-2005), 60 Minutes (1975-81), 48 Hours, 60 Minutes II

Harry Ratican -- b.1/20/1894 d.8/22/1964 (70)
Soccer Player

William Edward "Easy Ed" Ratleff -- b.3/29/1950 N.S.
NBA Player, College Basketball Player
Misc: Long Beach State #42 retired, in the College Basketball Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Long Beach State (1970-1973), Houston Rockets (1973-1978)

Fritz Rau -- b.3/9/1930 d.8/19/2013 (83)
Music Figure, German
Misc: music promoter who was influential in the development of the appreciation of jazz and blues music in Europe in the 1950s and 1960s.

George Raveling -- b.6/27/1937 N.S.
College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Washington State (1972-1983), Iowa (1983-1986), USC (1986-1994)

Betsy Rawls -- b.5/4/1928
Golfer
Names/Places: FN:Elizabeth Earle
Misc: LPGA; four-time U.S. Women's Open champion (51, 53, 57, 60).

Hugh "Shorty" Ray -- b.9/21/1884 d.9/16/1956 (71)
Football Figure
Misc: supervisor of NFL officials

Chuck Rayner -- b.8/11/1920 d.10/9/2002 (82)
NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Misc: played 1941-1953
Sports Teams: New York Americans, New York Rangers

Ronald Reagan -- b.2/6/1911 d.6/5/2004 (93)
President, Governor, Movie Actor, TV Host
Names/Places: b. in Tampico, IL; MN:Wilson; Jane Wyman then Nancy Davis's husband
Misc: 40th U.S. President 1981-89; most parodied voice of the 80s; in the NAB Broadcasting and Sporscasters Halls of Fame.
TV Shows: GE Theater (actor/host), Death Valley Days (host)
Movie Titles: Knute Rockne-All American, Bedtime For Bonzo

Ken Reardon -- b.4/1/1921 d.3/15/2008 (86)
NHL Defensive, Canadian
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens (possibly 1940-1950)

Gary Reasons -- b.2/18/1962
NFL Linebacker, College Football Player
Misc: 2x Super Bowl champ; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Northwestern State, New York Giants (1984-1991), Cincinnatti Bengals (1992)

Tampa Red -- b.12/25/1900 d.3/19/1987 (86)
Guitarist, Blues Singer

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Noel Redding -- b.12/25/1945 d.5/11/2003 (57)
Songwriter, Guitarist, Rock & Roll Bassist, English
Group Names: Jimi Hendrix Experience

Otis Redding -- b.9/9/1941 d.12/10/1967 (26)
Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Pianist, Soul Singer
Names/Places: b. in Dawson, GA; d. in the crash of his private plane in Wisconsin
Song Titles: Sitting on the Dock of the Bay

Andre Reed -- b.1/29/1964
NFL Wide Receiver
Misc: 7x Pro Bowl
Sports Teams: Buffalo Bills (1985-1999), Washington Redskins (2000)

Darren "Dizzy" Reed -- b.6/18/1963
Heavy Metal Keybordist
Group Names: Guns 'n Roses

Herb Reed -- b.8/7/1928 d.6/4/2012 (83)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Platters

Jimmy Reed -- b.9/6/1925 d.8/29/1976 (50)
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Harmonicaist, Blues Performer
Names/Places: RN:Mathis James Reed Leland

Johnny Reed -- b.??/??/???? d.??/??/1950
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Orioles

Lou Reed -- b.3/2/1942 d.10/27/2013 (71)
Actor, Composer/Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Louis Firbank
Misc: some say b. 1943 or '44
Group Names: The Velvet Underground, soloist
Song Titles: Walk on the Wild Side, Sweet Jane, Vicious, I Love You Suzanne, No Money Down

Dr. Walter S. Reed -- b.9/13/1851 d.11/22/1902 (51)
Scientist, Bacteriologist, Physician, Surgeon
Misc: American Medical pioneer; proved mosquitoes transmit yellow fever; d. 11-23?

Willis Reed -- b.6/25/1942
NBA General Manager, NBA Coach, NBA Center, College Basketball Player
Misc: led the N.Y. Knicks to NBA titles in 1970 and '73, playoff MVP both years; regular season MVP 1970; star big man who starred at Grambling, then for the New York Knickerbockers; 7x NBA All-Star; Knicks #19 retired
Sports Teams: New York Knicks (player 1964-1974, coach 1977-1978), Creighton (coach 1981-1985), New Jersey Nets (coach 1987-1989)

"Pee Wee" Reese -- b.7/23/1918 d.8/14/1999 (81)
MLB Shortstop
Names/Places: RFN:Harold Henry
Misc: some say b. 1919
Sports Teams: Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers (1940-1942, 1946-1958)

Dan Reeves -- b.6/30/1912 d.4/15/1971 (58)
NFL Owner, NFL Coach
Sports Teams: Baltimore / Los Angles Rams (owned 1941-1971)

Dan Reeves -- b.1/19/1944
NFL Coach, NFL Player
Misc: 2x Super Bowl champ, 6x NFC champion, 3x AFC champion
Sports Teams: Dallas Cowboys (player 1965-1972, coach 1972, 1974-1980), New York Giants (coach 1993-1996), Denver Broncos (coach 1981-1992), Atlanta Falcons (coach 1997-2003)

Jim Reeves -- b.8/20/1923 d.7/31/1964 (41)
Actor, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Carthage, TX; NN:Gentleman
Misc: some say b. 1924; Pioneer of the Nashville Sound

Lois Reeves -- b.4/12/1948
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Martha and the Vandellas

Martha Reeves -- b.7/18/1941
Politician, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Detroit
Group Names: Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (lead)
Song Titles: Nowhere to Run, Heat Wave, Jimmy Mack, Dancing in the Street

Donald "Don" Reid -- b.6/5/1945
Songwriter, Country Singer
Group Names: The Statler Brothers

Harold W. Reid -- b.8/21/1939
Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Augusta County, VA
Group Names: The Statler Brothers

William A. Reid -- b.9/26/1893 N.S. d.10/10/1955 N.S. (62)
College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Colgate University (coach 1919-1928)

Lawrie Reilly -- b.10/28/1928 d.7/22/2013 (84)
Soccer Player, Scotish

Rick Reilly -- b.2/3/1958 N.S.
Internet Website Columnist, Sports Writer
Misc: ESPN.com columnist, Sports Illustrated (the back page columnist)

Rose Reilly -- b.1/2/1955
Soccer Player, Scotish
Names/Places: MaLN:Peralta

Carl Reiner -- b.3/20/1922
Novelist, Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian, Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Bronx, N.Y.
Misc: frequent game show panelist
Album Titles: The 2000 Year Old Man
TV Shows: Your Show of Shows, Sid Caesar Invites You, Caesar's Hour (as George Hansen), Dick Van Dyke Show (as boss Alan Brady), Good Heavens (as Mr. Angel), Father of the Pride (as Sarmoti)
Movie Titles: Oh God! (director), The Jerk (director)

Jerry Reinsdorf -- b.2/25/1936 N.S.
MLB Owner, NBA Owner
Sports Teams: Chicago Bulls (owner), Chicago White Sox (owner)

Keith Relf -- b.3/22/1943 d.5/14/1976 (33)
Songwriter, Harmonicaist, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Misc: some say b. 1944; he died by electrocution while he was tuning his guitar
Group Names: The Yardbirds (lead), Renaissance

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Herb Remington -- b.6/9/1926
Country Guitarist
Misc: in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame
Group Names: Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

Robert Remus -- b.8/27/1948 N.S.
Wrestler
Names/Places: ring name: Sargent Slaughter

Thomas Renesto -- b.11/4/1927 N.S. d.4/25/2000 N.S. (72)
Wrestler

Mel Renfro -- b.12/30/1941
NFL Defensive
Misc: 5x All-Pro, 10x Pro Bowl, 2x Super Bowl champ, 52 interceptions; in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Dallas Cowboys (1964-1977)

Ernest Renshaw -- b.1/3/1861 d.9/2/1899 (38)
Tennis Player
Misc: William and Ernest were twin English brothers both born.; I don't know which one died on 8-12-1904

William Renshaw -- b.1/3/1861 d.8/12/1904 (43)
Tennis Player

Peter Renzulli -- b.5/6/1895 d.3/14/1980 (84)
Soccer Player

Donald George "Don" Revie -- b.7/10/1927 d.5/26/1989 (61)
Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, English
Misc: OBE

Al Rex -- b.7/15/1921 or 7/13/1928
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: The Comets (the backing band for Bill Haley)

Claudio Reyna -- b.7/20/1973
Soccer Player, American

Dusty Rhodes -- b.10/12/1945 d.6/11/2015 (69)
Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Virgil Riley Runnels Jr.; aka "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
Misc: Wrestling trainer, worked for WWE

Grantland Rice -- b.11/1/1880 d.7/13/1954 (73)
Poet, Columnist, Sports Writer
Misc: was named the 1924-25 Notre Dame backfield the "Four Horsemen," wrote "When the last Great Scorer comes/To mark against your name,/He'll write not "won" or "lost"/But how you played the game."

Jerry Lee Rice -- b.10/13/1962
NFL Wide Receiver
Names/Places: b. in Crawford, Mississippi
Misc: 2-time Div. I-AA All-America at Mississippi Valley St. (1983-84); 6-time All-Pro, regular season MVP in 1987 and Super Bowl XXIII MVP in 1989 with San Francisco; opened 1994 season with 3 TDs (2 catches, 1 run), making him NFL's all-time touchdown leader with 139 as of 8-95; gained 13,275+ yards; caught over 1,000 receptions; SB XXIII, XXIV, XXIX.
Sports Teams: San Francisco 49ers (1985-2000), Oakland Raiders (2001-2004), Seattle Seahawks (2004)

Jim Rice -- b.3/8/1953
MLB Player
Names/Places: NN: Jim Ed; b. in Anderson, SC
Misc: 8x All-Star, 2x Silver Slugger, 2x AL RBI leader, led AL in HR's 1977-78,'83; AL MVP 1978; Red Sox #14 retired
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox (1974-1989)

Sam Rice -- b.2/20/1890 d.10/13/1974 (84)
MLB Right Fielder, MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: Washington Senators (1915-1933), Cleveland Indians (1934)

Henri Richard -- b.2/29/1936
NHL Center, Canadian
Names/Places: NN: The Pocket Rocket
Misc: played 1955-1975; leap year baby, who played on more Stanley Cup championship teams (11) than anybody else; at 5-foot-7, known as the "Pocket Rocket;" brother of Maurice.
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens (1955-1975)

Maurice "The Rocket" Richard -- b.8/4/1921 d.5/27/2000 (78)
NHL Right Wing, NHL Forward, Canadian
Misc: played 1942-1960; scored 544 regular season goals, 82 playoff goals; the first to score 500 career goals; 8-time NHL first team All-Star; MVP in 1947; first to score 50 goals in one season (1945); played on 8 Stanley Cup winners in Montreal.
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens

Dick Richards -- b.??/??/????
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: The Comets (a backing band for Bill Haley)

Dudley Richards -- b.2/4/1932 d.2/15/1961 (29)
Figure Skater

Joe Richards -- b.??/??/???? d.??/??/1974
Bowler

Keith Richards -- b.12/18/1943
Music Producer, Songwriter, Pianist, Rhythm Guitarist, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Names/Places: was LN:Richard for a while
Misc: Bass Singer
Group Names: The Rolling Stones, soloist

Dr. Renee Richards -- b.8/19/1934
Tennis Player
Names/Places: RN:Richard Raskin
Book Titles: Second Serve

Vincent Richards -- b.3/20/1903 d.9/28/1969 (66)
Tennis Player

George Taylor Richardson -- b.9/14/1886 d.2/10/1916 (29)
NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1902-1912
Sports Teams: Queen's University, Kingston Frontenacs

Nolan Richardson -- b.12/27/1941
College Basketball Coach
Misc: coached Arkansas to 1994 NCAA title, beating Duke, 76-72, in final; entered 1994-95 season with career record of 339-112 in 14 years; also won 1981 NIT at Tulsa.
Sports Teams: Western Texas College (1978-1981), University of Tulsa (1981-1985), University of Arkansas (1985-2002), Tulsa Shock (2009-2011), Panama (2005-2007), Mexico (2007)

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Willie Louis Richardson -- b.11/17/1939 N.S. d.2/8/2016 N.S. (76)
NFL Wide Receiver, College Football Player
Misc: 2x Pro Bowl; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Jackson Tate, Baltimore Colts (1963-1969, 1971), Miami Dolphins (1970)

John Richbourg -- b.8/20/1910 d.2/15/1986 (75)
Radio Disc Jock, Soul Singer

Bill Richmond -- b.8/5/1763 d.12/28/1829 (66)
Boxer
Misc: the first American to win distinction as a boxer

"Mitch" Richmond -- b.6/30/1965
NBA Guard, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: RFN:Mitchell James
Misc: 1996 Dream Team
Sports Teams: Golden State Warriors (1988-1991), Sacramento Kings (1991-1998), Washington Wizards (1998-2001), Los Angeles Lakers (2001-2002)

Tim Richmond -- b.6/7/1955 d.8/16/1989 (34)
Auto Racer
Misc: winner of 13 NASCAR races; d. of AIDS.

Les Richter -- b.10/26/1930 d.6/12/2010 (79)
NFL Player
Misc: 8x Pro Bowl; in College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams (1954-1962)

Mike Richter -- b.9/22/1966
NHL Goaltender
Names/Places: RFMN:Michael Thomas
Sports Teams: New York Rangers (1989-2003)

Wendi Richter -- b.9/6/1961 N.S.
Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Wendy Richter

Edward V. "Eddie" Rickenbacker -- b.10/8/1890 d.7/23/1973 (82)
Aviator, Executive, Auto Racer
Misc: "Ace of Aces"; WW1 & WW2 pilot; Eastern Airlines president; Indianapolis 500; Also owned the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Branch Rickey -- b.12/20/1881 d.12/9/1965 (83)
Executive, MLB Manager, MLB Player
Misc: instrumental in breaking baseball's color barrier '47; initiated the minor league farm system in 1919; Cardinals and Baseball Halls of Fame member
Sports Teams: St. Louis Browns (player 1905-1906), New York Highlanders (player 1907), St. Louis Browns (player 1914), St. Louis Browns (manager 1913-1915), St. Louis Cardinals (manager 1919-1925), St. Louis Browns (G.M. 1913-1915, 1919), St. Louis Cardinals (G.M. 1919-1942), Brooklyn Dodgers (G.M. 1943-1950), Pittsburgh Pirates (G.M. 1950-1955)

Robert Ridder Sr. -- b.7/21/1919 N.S. d.6/??/2000 N.S. (0)
Hockey Figure

John Riggins -- b.8/4/1949
NFL Runningback
Names/Places: The Diesel and Riggo
Misc: 116 TDs; NFL Individual Record: touchdowns [24] scored in a season [1983]; Super Bowl XVII MVP
Sports Teams: New York Jets (1971-1975), Washington Redskins (1976-1979, 1981-1985)

Bobby Riggs -- b.2/25/1918 d.10/25/1995 (77)
Tennis Player
Names/Places: RN:Robert Larimore Riggs; 2x Priscilla Wheelan's hubby
Misc: won Wimbledon once (1939) and U.S. title twice (1939,41) before turning pro in 1941; the consummate tennis hustler who won his greatest fame by losing to Billie Jean King in the "Battle of the Sexes.", he did, however, beat Margaret Smith Court

Rikidozan -- b.11/14/1924 d.12/15/1963 (39)
Wrestler, Japanese, Korean
Names/Places: RN:Mitsuhiro Momota; aka The Father of Puroresu
Misc: one of the most influential men in wrestling history.

John P. Riley Jr. -- b.6/15/1920 N.S.
Hockey Coach, Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete

Joseph A. "Joe" Riley -- b.12/14/1923 N.S. d.10/25/1976 N.S. (52)
Hockey Player
Sports Teams: Dartmouth Big Green (college)

Pat Riley -- b.3/20/1945
College Football Player, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Names/Places: b. in Rome, NY; NN: Mr. Greasehair
Misc: over 600 wins; besides coaching the Los Angeles Lakers to four of their five NBA championships in the 1980s (1982, 85, 87-88), Riley also coined (and patented) the phrase "Three-peat" to describe winning a world championship three years in a row; he quit after 1989-90 season, then returned to coach NY Knicks in 1991; 2-time Coach of the Year (1990,93); reached 8th NBA Finals with Knicks in 1994, but lost to Houston in 7 games; entered 1994-95 season as all-time leader in playoff wins (131).
Sports Teams: University of Kentucky (player 1964-1967), San Diego Rockets (player 1967-1970), Los Angeles Lakers (player 1970-1975), Phoenix Suns (player 1975-1976), Los Angeles Lakers (assistant coach 1979-1981), Los Angeles Lakers (coach 1981-1990), New York Knicks (coach 1991-1995), Miami Heat (coach 1995-2003, 2005-2008)

William J. "Bill" Riley -- b.10/6/1921 N.S. d.2/16/2000 N.S. (78)
Hockey Player

Dave Rimmington -- b.5/22/1960
NFL Center
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Nebraska, Cincinnati Bengals (1983-1987), Philadelphia Eagles (1988-1989)

Jim Ringo -- b.11/21/1931 d.11/19/2007 (75)
NFL Coach, NFL Center
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers (player 1953-1963), Philadelphia Eagles (player 1964-1967), Chicago Bears, (coach 1969-1971), Buffalo Bills, (coach 1972-1977), New England Patriots, (coach 1978-1981), Los Angeles Rams, (coach 1982), New York Jets, (coach 1983-1984), Buffalo Bills, (coach 1985-1988)

Cal Ripken Jr. -- b.8/24/1960
MLB Shortstop
Misc: 19x All Star, 2x Gold Glove, 8x Silver Slugger; over 2300 hits; AL Rookie of Year (1982); consecutive game playing streak reached 2,009 when '94 players' strike interrupted season on Aug. 12; the streak, which began on May 30, 1982, is longer than Lou Gehrig's 2,130; holder of the record for playing every inning (8243) in 910 games between 1982-87; AL MVP 1983 and 1991, All Star MVP 1991 and 2001; Orioles #8 retired
Sports Teams: Baltimore Orioles (1981-2001)

Elmer Ripley -- b.7/21/1891 d.4/29/1982 (90)
NBA Coach, NBA Player, Olympic Athlete
Sports Teams: Wagner (1922-1925), Georgetown (1927-1929), Yale (1929-1935), Georgetown (1938-1943), Columbia (1943-1945), Notre Dame (1945-1946), Georgetown (1946-1949), John Carroll (1949-1951), Army (1951-1953)

Arnold D. "Arnie" Risen -- b.10/9/1924 d.8/4/2012 (87)
NBA Player
Misc: 2x NBA Champion (1951, 1957); 4x NBA All-Star (1952-55); 9x All-BAA Second Team (1949)
Sports Teams: Ohio State University Buckeyes, Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL, 1945-1948), Rochester Royals (1948-1955), Boston Celtics (1955-1958)

Jim Ritcher -- b.5/21/1958
NFL Player, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: North Carolina State, Buffalo Bills (1980-1993), Atlanta Falcons (1994-1995)

Willie Ritchie -- b.2/13/1891 d.3/24/1975 (84)
Boxer
Names/Places: RN:Gerhardt Anthony Steffen

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Dick Ritger -- b.11/8/1938
Bowler

Sylvester "Junkyard Dog" Ritter -- b.12/13/1952 d.6/2/1998 (45)
College Football Player, Wrestler
Names/Places: NN:Junkyard Dog or JYD for short

"Tex" Ritter -- b.1/12/1905 d.1/2/1974 (68)
TV/Movie Actor, Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Murvaul, TX; RFMN:Woodward Maurice; John's father; NN:The Voice of the Western
Misc: starred with his horse White Flash; star in over 80 Hollywood westerns; some say b. 1907; Hall of Fame in Cowboy & Country Music

Eppa Rixley -- b.5/3/1891 d.2/28/1963 (71)
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Jeptha
Misc: pitched 1912-33
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1912-1917, 1919-1920), Cincinnati Reds (1921-1933)

Pat Rizzo -- b.??/??/????
Flautist, Saxophonist, Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Sly & the Family Stone

Phil Rizzuto -- b.9/25/1917 d.8/14/2007 (89)
Panelist, Baseball Announcer, MLB Shortstop
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Philip Francis Rizzuto
Misc: AL MVP 1950
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (player 1941-1942, 1946-1956, then sportscaster)
TV Shows: Down You Go (as game show host)

Willie Roaf -- b.4/18/1970
NFL Tackle
Misc: 11x Pro Bowl, 6x First Team, 8x All-Conference; in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Louisiana Tech University, New Orleans Saints (1993-2001), Kansas City Chiefs (2002-2005)

Harqus "Pig" Robbins -- b.1/18/1938
Keyboardist, Country Musician

Kent Robbins -- b.4/23/1947 d.12/27/1997 (50)
Songwriter, Country Musician

Marty Robbins -- b.9/26/1925 d.12/8/1982 (57)
Movie Actor, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country Performer
Names/Places: b. in Glendale, AZ; RN:Martin David Robinson
Misc: Grand Ole Opry regular; stock car racer
Song Titles: I'll Go On Alone, Singing The Blues, A White Sport Coat, El Paso, Don't Worry
Album Titles: Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, Return of the Gunfighter, R.F.D., Drifter, Tonight Carmen, I Walk Alone, El Paso City, Adios Amigo

Yvon Robert -- b.10/8/1914 N.S. d.7/12/1971 N.S. (56)
Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: ring name: The Lion

Buddy Roberts -- b.5/16/1947 N.S. d.11/26/2012 N.S. (65)
Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Dale Hey

Clifford Roberts -- b.3/6/1894 d.9/29/1977 (83)
Businessperson, Golfer
Misc: golf club owner; co-founder of the Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament.

Edward Glenn Roberts Jr. -- b.1/20/1929 d.7/2/1964 (35)
Auto Racer
Names/Places: NN:Fireball
Misc: one of the pioneering race car drivers of NASCAR; 1962 Daytona 500 winner; 33 race wins.

Gordon Douglas "Gordie" Roberts -- b.10/2/1957 N.S.
Hockey Defensive, American
Misc: played from 1980-1996
Sports Teams: New England Whalers (WHA), Hartford Whalers, Minnesota North Stars, Philadelphia Flyers, St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins

Gordon William "Doc" Roberts -- b.9/5/1891 d.9/1/1968 (76)
NHL Left Wing, NHL Forward, Canadian
Names/Places: RFMN:Gordon William
Sports Teams: Ottawa Hockey Club, Montreal Wanderers, Vancouver Millionaires, Seattle Metropolitans

Jake Roberts -- b.5/30/1955 N.S.
Actor, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Aurelian Smith Jr.; ring name: Jake "The Snake" Roberts

Kenneth Leroy Roberts -- b.12/31/1951
Motorcyclist
Misc: Grand Prix motorcycle racing

Maurice "Moe" Roberts -- b.12/13/1905 N.S. d.2/7/1975 N.S. (69)
NHL Player
Misc: played 10 games in the NHL and most of his 16 seasons in the minor hockey leagues
Sports Teams: Cleveland Barons, New Haven Eagles

Robin Evan Roberts -- b.9/30/1926 d.5/6/2010 (83)
Sportscaster, MLB Pitcher
Misc: won 28 in 1952, 286 in 19 seasons, 1950 World Series
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1948-1961), Baltimore Orioles (1962-1965), Houston Astros (1965-1966), Chicago Cubs (1966)

Allan Robertson -- b.9/11/1815 d.9/1/1859 (43)
Golfer, Scotish
Misc: considered one of the first professional golfers

John Neilson Robertson -- b.1/20/1953
Soccer Left Winger, Scotish

Oscar "The Big O" Robertson -- b.11/24/1938
NBA Guard, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 3-time college Player of Year (1958-60) at Cincinnati; led 1960 U.S. Olympic team to gold medal; NBA champion in 1971 with Milwaukee Bucks; 9,887 career assists; avg career 25.7 points/game; '84 MVP; 26,710 career points. NBA Champion (1971), NBA Most Valuable Player (1964) with the Cincinatti Royals, 12x NBA All-Star (1961-1972), 9x All-NBA First Team (1961-1969), 2x All-NBA Second Team (1970-1971), NBA Rookie of the Year (1961), NBA 35th Anniversary Team (1980), 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996), FIBA Hall of Fame (2009); Kings #14 retired, Bucks #1 retired
Sports Teams: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Royals (1960-1970), Milwaukee Bucks (1970-1974)

Robbie Robertson -- b.7/5/1944
Movie Actor, Music Producer, Composer, Bassist, Guitarist, Classic Rock Singer, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Toronto; FN:Jamie or James
Misc: some say b. 1943
Group Names: The Band lead, soloist

Ronald Robertson -- b.9/25/1937 d.2/4/2000 (62)
Figure Skater

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Don Robey -- b.11/1/1903 d.6/16/1975 (71)
Executive, Music Figure
Names/Places: aka Deadric Malone
Misc: record co head; in the Blues Hall of Fame

Paul Robi -- b.8/20/1931 d.2/1/1989 (57)
Baritone, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Platters

Billy Robinson -- b.9/18/1938 N.S. d.3/3/2014 N.S. (75)
Author, Wrestler, English

Bobby Robinson -- b.4/16/1917 d.1/7/2011 (93)
Music Figure
Misc: Black music Robyn Records founder

Brooks Robinson Jr. -- b.5/18/1937
Baseball Announcer, MLB Third Baseman
Names/Places: NN:The Human Vacuum Cleaner; b. in Little Rock, Ark.; MN:Calbert
Misc: 16x Gold Glove 1960-1975, AL MVP 1964, All Star MVP 1966; career span 1955-77; led AL in fielding 12 times from 1960-72 with the Baltimore Orioles; World Series MVP in 1970 (played in four World Series); 2,848 career hits
Sports Teams: Baltimore Orioles

Cynthia Robinson -- b.1/12/1946 d.11/23/2015 N.S. (69)
Trumpeter, Rhythm and Blues Musician
Misc: some say b. 1944
Group Names: Sly & the Family Stone

Dave Robinson -- b.5/3/1941
NFL Linebacker, College Football Player
Misc: 2x Super Bowl champion, 3x NFL champ; in the Green Bay Packers, College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Penn State, Green Bay Packers (1963-1972), Washington Redskine (1973-1974)

David Maurice Robinson -- b.8/6/1965
NBA Center, Olympic Athlete
Misc: college Player of Year at Navy in 1987; overall first pick by San Antonio in 1987 NBA Draft; served in military from 1987-89; led NBA in scoring in 1994; played on bronze medal-winning Olympic team in 1988 and Dream Team gold medal winner in '92; 1996 Dream Team; 2x NBA Champion (1999, 2003); 1x NBA MVP (1995); 10x NBA All-Star (1990-96, 1998, 2000-01); 4x All-NBA First Team Selection (1991-92, 1995-96); 2x All-NBA Second Team Selection (1994, 1998); 4x All-NBA Third Team Selection (1990, 1993, 2000-01); 1x NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1992); 4x NBA All-Defensive First Team Selection (1991-92, 1995-96); 4x NBA All-Defensive Second Team Selection (1990, 1993-94, 1998); NBA Rookie of the Year (1990); NBA All-Rookie First Team (1990); FIBA World Championship gold medalist (1986); 2x Olympic Gold Medalist (1992, 1996); USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1986); Member of the "Dream Team" inducted as a unit in 2010; 1x World Champion (1986); 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Spurs #50 retired
Sports Teams: Navy (1983-1987), San Antonio Spurs (1989-2003)

Frank Robinson -- b.8/31/1935
MLB Manager, MLB Right Fielder
Names/Places: b. in Beaumont, TX
Misc: 2x World Series champ, Gold Glove, NL MVP 1961, AL MVP 1966, All Star MVP 1971; career 586 HRs; Triple Crown winner and World Series MVP in 1966 with Baltimore; first black manager in Major Leagues with Cleveland in 1975; Reds and Orioles #20 retired
Sports Teams: Cincinnatti Reds (NL MVP 1961, player 1956-1965), Baltimore Orioles (AL MVP 1966, player 1966-1971, manager 1988-1991, coach 1978-1980, 1985-1987), Los Angeles Dodgers (player 1972), California Angels (player 1973-1974, coach 1977), San Francisco Giants (manager 1981-1984), Cleveland Indians (player 1974-1976, manager 1975-1977), Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals (manager 2002-2006), Milwaukee Brewers (coach, 1984)

Jackie Robinson -- b.1/31/1919 d.10/24/1972 (53)
Movie Actor, MLB Second Baseman
Names/Places: RFN:Jack Roosevelt
Misc: 6x All-Star, World Series champion (1955), 2x NL stolen base leader, NL MVP 1949; he broke baseball's color barrier with Brooklyn Dodgers '47; was the first black American elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Kansas City Monarchs (Negro Leagues), Brooklyn Dodgers (1947-1956)

John Robinson -- b.7/25/1935
NFL Coach, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Southern California (coach 1972-1974, 1976-1982, 1993-1997), University of Oregon (player 1955-1957, coach 1960-1971), Oakland Raiders (coach 1975), Los Angeles Rams (coach 1983-1991), University of Nevada Las Vegas (coach 1999-2004), San Marcos High School (CA, coach 2010)

Larry Clark Robinson -- b.6/2/1951
NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1971-1992; Montreal Canadiens defenseman won Norris trophy '77,'80; career 208 goals and 750 assists
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Los Angeles Kings

Smokey Robinson -- b.2/19/1940
Music Executive, Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Detroit; RFN:William
Misc: Motown Records V.P.
Group Names: Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (lead and founder through 1972), soloist
Song Titles: Shop Around, You Really Got a Hold on Me, Mickey's Monkey, The Tracks of My Tears, Going to a Go-Go, More Love, I Second That Emotion, Baby Baby Don't Cry, The Tears of a CLown (previous titles as lead with The Miracles), Crusin', Being With You, Tell Me Tomorrow Part 1, Just to See Her, One Heartbeat
Album Titles: Going to a Go-Go, Away We a Go-Go, Make it Happen, Special Occasion, Time Out for Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Four in Blue (previous titles as lead with The Miracles), A Quiet Storm, Where There's Smoke..., Warm Thoughts, Being With You, Yes It's You Lady, One Heartbeat

"Sugar" Ray Robinson -- b.5/3/1920 d.4/12/1989 (68)
Boxer
Names/Places: RN:Walker Smith Jr.
Misc: mddleweight champ 5X's, welterweight champ; 175 wins w/ 110 KOs, 19 losses w/ 1 KO

Wilbert Robinson -- b.6/29/1863 d.8/8/1934 (71)
MLB Manager, MLB Catcher
Names/Places: NN:Uncle Robbie
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (1886-1890), Baltimore Orioles (AA/NL, 1890-1899), St. Louis Cardinals (1900), Baltimore Orioles (AL, 1901-1902), Baltimore Orioles (manager, AL, 1902), Brooklyn Robins (manager, 1914-1931)

Luc Robitaille -- b.2/17/1966
NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1986-2006
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings

Bobby Robson -- b.2/18/1933 d.7/31/2009 (76)
Soccer Player, English
Misc: CBE; inside forward and manager

Bryan Robson -- b.1/11/1957
Soccer Player, English

Andy Robustelli -- b.12/6/1925 d.5/31/2011 (85)
NFL Player
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams (1951-1955), New York Giants (1956-1964)

Antonino Rocca -- b.4/13/1927 d.3/15/1977 (49)
Sportscaster, Wrestler, Italian
Names/Places: RN:Antonino Biasetto

Tony Roche -- b.5/17/1945
Tennis Player, Tennis Coach, Australian

Knute Rockne -- b.3/4/1888 d.3/31/1931 (43)
College Football Coach, Norweigan
Names/Places: MN:Kenneth
Misc: he revolutionized the game by stressing the forward pass; he was also a hero as a player for Notre Dame. By the time of his death in an airplane crash, Rockne had amassed 105 wins to 12 losses and had five unbeaten seasons.
Sports Teams: University of Notre Dame (player 1910-1913, coach 1914-1930, administrator 1920-1930), Akron Indians (1914), Massillon Tigers (1915-1917), South Bend J.F.C.s (coach 1916-1917)

Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry -- b.8/19/1921 d.10/24/1991 (70)
Screen/Scriptwriter, TV/Movie Producer
Names/Places: Majel Barrett's husband
Misc: decorated WWII bomber pilot
TV Shows: Star Trek (creator), Star Trek: The Next Generation (creator)

Guy Rodgers -- b.9/1/1935 d.2/19/2001 (65)
NBA Player
Misc: 6917 assists
Sports Teams: Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors (1958-1966), Chicago Bulls (1966-1967), Cincinnatti Royals (1967-1968), Milwaukee Bucks (1968-1970)

Jimmie Rodgers -- b.9/18/1933
Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Guitarist, Pianist, Pop Singer, Folk Singer
Names/Places: b. in Camas, WA; RFN:James Frederick
Song Titles: Honey Comb
TV Shows: Jimmie Rodgers Show

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Jimmy Rodgers -- b.9/8/1897 d.5/26/1933 (35)
Songwriter, Pianist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Meridan, MS; RFMN:James Charles; NN:Father of Country Music; NN:America's Blue Yodeler

Johnny Rodgers -- b.7/5/1951
NFL Runningback, College Football Player, CFL Figure
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1972)
Sports Teams: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Montreal Alouettes (1973-1976), San Diego Chargers (1977-1978)

Dennis Keith "Worm" Rodman -- b.5/13/1961
NBA Forward
Misc: 5x NBA Champion (1989-1990, 1996-1998); 2x NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1990-1991); 2x NBA All-Star (1990, 1992); 2x All-NBA Third Team (1992, 1995); 7x NBA All-Defensive First Team (1989-1993, 1995-1996); 1x NBA All-Defensive Second Team(1994); 7x NBA Rebounding Champion (1991-98); Pistons #10 retired
Sports Teams: Detroit Pistons (1986-1993), San Antonio Spurs (1993-1995), Chicago Bulls (1995-1998), Los Angeles Lakers (1999), Dallas Mavericks (2000)

Aurelio Rodríguez -- b.12/28/1947 d.9/23/2000 (52)
MLB Player, Mexican
Misc: Gold Glove
Sports Teams: California Angels (1967-1970), Washington Senators (1970), Detroit Tigers (1971-1979), San Diego Padres (1980), New York Yankees (1980-1981), Chicago White Sox (1982), Baltimore Orioles (1983), Chicago White Sox (1983)

Iván Rodríguez -- b.11/30/1971
MLB Catcher, Puerto Rican
Misc: 14x All-Star, 13x Gold Glove, 7x Silver Slugger, NL LCS MVP 2003, AL MVP 1999; Rangers Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Texas Rangers (1991-2002), Florida Marlins (2003), Detroit Tigers (2004-2008), New York Yankees (2008), Houston Astros (2009), Texas Rangers (2009), Washington Nationals (2010-2011)

John "Chi Chi" Rodriguez -- b.10/23/1935
Golfer, Puerto Rican
Names/Places: b. in Rio Piedras

Johnny Rodriguez -- b.5/16/1938 N.S.
Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Johnny Rodz

Luis Manuel Rodríguez -- b.3/14/1937 d.7/8/1996 (59)
Boxer, Cuban

Jimmy Roe -- b.12/27/1908 d.8/8/1999 (90)
Soccer Player

Jeremy Roenick -- b.1/17/1970
NHL Center
Names/Places: RN:Jeremy Shaffer "J.R." Roenick
Misc: played 1988-2009
Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks

Charles Wilber "Bullet Joe" Rogan -- b.7/28/1893 d.3/4/1967 (73)
MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: Kansas City Monarchs (1917)

Bobby Rogers -- b.2/19/1940 d.3/3/2013 (73)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Miracles (a backing group for Smokey Robinson)

Buddy "Nature Boy" Rogers -- b.2/20/1921 d.6/26/1992 (71)
Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Herman Gustav Rohde Jr.

Claudette Rogers -- b.9/1/1942
Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: aka Claudette Rogers Robinson
Group Names: The Miracles (backing group for Smokey Robinson)

Mr. Fred Rogers -- b.3/20/1928 d.2/27/2003 (74)
Author, Vegetarian, Educator, TV Host, TV Producer
Names/Places: b. in Latrobe, Pa.
Misc: Presbytarian minister
TV Shows: Mr. Rogers Neighborhood (host)

George Washington Rogers Jr. -- b.12/8/1958
NFL Runningback, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1980)
Sports Teams: University of South Carolina, New Orleans Saints (1981-1984), Washington Redskins (1985-1987)

Glouster "Nat" Rogers -- b.??/??/????
Rhythm and Blues Musician
Group Names: Little Anthony & the Imperials

Jimmy Rogers -- b.6/3/1924 d.12/19/1997 (73)
Singer/Guitarist, Harmonicaist, Pianist, Blues Performer
Song Titles: It's Alright (a blues classic)

Kenny Rogers -- b.8/21/1938
Protestant, Actor, Variety Show Host, Music Producer, Songwriter, Bassist, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Houston, TX; RN:Kenneth Ray Donald Rogers
Group Names: The New Christy Minstrels, First Edition (lead), soloist
Song Titles: Lucille, She Believes in Me, You Decorated My Life, Lady, The Gambler, Coward of the Country, Islands in the Stream (duet with Dolly Parton), Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer (with Kim Carnes), Love the World Away, I Don't Need You, We've Got Tonight (with Sheena Easton)
Album Titles: Kenny Rogers, Daytime Friends, Love or Something Like It, The Gambler, Kenny, Gideon, Share Your Love, Love Will Turn You Around, We've Got Tonight, Eyes That See in the Dark
TV Shows: Rollin' on the River (host)
Movie Titles: Kenny Rogers as The Gambler (TV movie series), The Coward of the County (TV movie), Six Pack, MacShayne (TV movie series)

Roy Rogers -- b.11/5/1911 d.7/6/1998 (86)
Protestant, TV/Movie Actor, Variety Show Host, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Duck Run, OH; RN:Leonard Slye; NN:King of the Legendary Cowboys; Dale Evan's hubby
Misc: some say b. in 1912
Group Names: Sons of the Pioneers, soloist
TV Shows: The Roy Rogers Show (as himself with horse Trigger)

Timmie Rogers -- b.7/4/1914 d.12/17/2006 N.S. (92)
Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan, Songwriter, Singer, Bandleader
Names/Places: NN: The Jackie Robinson of Comedy
Misc: catchphrase: Oh Yeah!; he was one of the first Black comedians allowed to directly address a white audience when he worked; appeared on many national television shows of the 1960s and 1970s; in the National Comedy Hall of Fame
TV Shows: Uptown Jubilee (1949 on CBS), The Jackie Gleason Show (recurring)

Andy Rogoznica -- b.11/20/1926 d.6/19/1990 (63)
Bowler

Barbara Roles -- b.4/6/1941
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete

Gregg Rolie -- b.6/17/1947
Keyboardist, Organist, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Santana, Journey, Bad English

Randy Romero -- b.12/22/1947
Jockey

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Elwin Romnes -- b.1/1/1907 N.S. d.7/21/1984 N.S. (77)
NHL Player, Hockey Coach
Misc: played 1927-1940
Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Americans

Linda Ronstadt -- b.7/15/1946
Roman Catholic, Stage Actress, Songwriter, Foreign Singer, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Tucson, AZ; MN:Marie; The Queen of Remakes
Misc: stage: The Pirates of Penzance

Art Rooney -- b.1/27/1901 d.8/25/1988 (87)
NFL Owner, Boxer, Olympic Athlete
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers (founder and owner 1933-death)

Daniel Milton "Dan" Rooney -- b.7/20/1932
Ambassador, NFL Owner
Misc: 8x AFC Champion, 6x Super Bowl champion; was a U.S. Ambassador to Ireland from 2009-2012; chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers founded by his father Art.
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers (owner and chairman)

Ellen Roosevelt -- b.8/20/1868 d.9/26/1954 (86)
Tennis Player

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