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Ray Taft -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, American

Nobutaka Taguchi -- b.6/18/1951 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese

Taj Mahal -- b.5/17/1942
Songwriter, Singer, Multi-instrumentalist
Misc: Blues, Ragtime, Jazz, R&B, Reggae, Calypso, African, & Bahamian styles

Katsuo Takaishi -- b.10/14/1906 N.S. d.4/13/1966 N.S. (59)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese
Misc: Swimming Coach; Sports Administrator

Bill Talbert -- b.9/4/1918 d.2/28/1999 (80)
Tennis Player
Misc: tennis doubles champ (US 1942, 45, 46, 48)

Donald Malcolm "Don" Talbot -- b.8/23/1933 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian
Misc: Swimming Coach

Garry Tallent -- b.10/27/1949
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Bruce Springsteen and the E. St. Band

Darryl Talley -- b.7/10/1960
NFL Linebacker, College Football Player
Misc: 2x Pro Bowl, 2x All-Pro, 4x AFC Champ; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of West Virginia, Buffalo Bills (1983-1994), Atlanta Falcons (1995), Minnesota Vikings (1996)

Darnyi Tamás -- b.6/3/1967 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Hungarian

Faragó Tamás -- b.8/5/1952 N.S.
Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Hungarian

Liangde Tan -- b.7/14/1965 N.S.
Diver, Olympic Athlete, Chinese

Satoko Tanaka -- b.2/3/1942 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese

Richard Tandy -- b.3/26/1948
Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Bassist, English
Group Names: ELO, sessionist

Elaine Tanner-Watt -- b.2/22/1951 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Canadian

Johnny Tapia -- b.2/13/1967 N.S. d.5/27/2012 N.S. (45)

Gordie Tapp -- b.6/4/1922 N.S. d.12/18/2016 N.S. (94)
Scriptwriter, Comedian, Country Musician, Canadian
Misc: a member of the Order of Canada and Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame

Anatoli Vladimirovitch Tarasov -- b.12/10/1918 d.6/23/1995 (76)
Hockey Coach, Hockey Player, Russian
Names/Places: NN:The Father of Russian Hockey

Jean Taris -- b.7/6/1909 N.S. d.1/10/1977 N.S. (67)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, French

Jerry Tarkanian -- b.8/8/1930 d.2/11/2015 (84)
NBA Coach, College Basketball Coach
Names/Places: NN:Tank The Shark
Misc: all-time winningest college coach with .837 winning percentage; had record 625-122 over 24 years at Long Beach State and UNLV; led UNLV to 4 Final Fours and one national championship (1990); fought 16-year battle with NCAA over purity of UNLV program; quit as coach after going 26-2 in 1991-92; fired after 20 games (9-11) as coach of NBA San Antonio Spurs in 1992.
Sports Teams: Long Beach State, UNLV, San Antonio Spurs, Fresno State

Fran Tarkenton -- b.2/3/1940
TV Host, Football Announcer, NFL Quarterback
Names/Places: b. in Richmond, Va.; RFN:Francis
Misc: 9x Pro Bowl, 3x NFC Champ, holds career records for passing (47,003), yards gained, completed passes, passes attempted, and TD's (342), completions, & yds, was sacked 483x! He also holds the record for Super Bowls lost at Five; 2-time All-Pro (1973,75); Player of Year (1975); SuperBowl I, II; Vikings #10 retired; in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Minnesota Vikings (1961-1966), New York Giants (1967-1971), Minnesota Vikings (1972-1978)
TV Shows: Monday Night Football, That's Incredible

Marvin Tarplin -- b.6/13/1941 N.S. d.9/30/2011 N.S. (70)
Songwriter, Guitarist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: aka Marv Tarplin
Group Names: The Miracles (the backing group for Smokey Robinson)

Brandon Tartikoff -- b.1/13/1949 d.8/27/1997 (48)
TV Executive, Film Executive
Misc: NBC prog prez, responsible for resusicating NBC back to life by introducing shows such as The Brady Brides, Family Ties, A-Team, Cheers, Cosby Show, Miami Vice, Golden Girls, Knight Rider, St. Elsewhere, LA Law, Night Court, Hunter, Highway to Heaven, Matlock, 227, Alf, Empty Nest, and many others.; Punky Brewster's dog was named after him.; An icon of 80s TV.

Goose Tatum -- b.5/3/1921 d.1/18/1967 (45)
NBA Forward
Names/Places: RFN:Reece
Sports Teams: Harlem Globetrotters

Jack Tatum -- b.11/18/1948 d.7/27/2010 (61)
NFL Defensive, College Football Player
Names/Places: NN:The Assassin
Misc: Super Bowl champ, 3x Pro Bowl; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Ohio State University, Oakland Raiders (1971-1979), Houston Oilers (1980)

Ulrike Tauber -- b.6/16/1958 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, East German

Benjamin Harrison "Ben" Taylor -- b.7/1/1888 N.S. d.1/24/1953 N.S. (64)
Baseball Figure
Misc: was an American first baseman and manager in baseball's Negro leagues.

Bruce Taylor -- b.5/28/1948
NFL Player, College Football Player
Sports Teams: Boston University, San Francisco 49ers (1970-1977)

Charles Bernard "Bud" Taylor -- b.7/22/1903 d.3/6/1962 (58)

Charley Taylor -- b.9/28/1941 N.S.
NFL Wide Receiver, NFL Defensive End
Misc: 8x Pro Bowl
Sports Teams: Washington Redskins (1964-1977)

Chuck Taylor -- b.6/24/1901 d.6/23/1969 (67)
Evangelist, Businessperson, Basketball Figure
Names/Places: RN:Charles Hollis Taylor
Misc: Shoe salesman and Chuck Taylor (now Converse) All-Stars sneaker shoe designer

Eddie Taylor -- b.1/29/1923 d.12/25/1985 (62)
Singer, Blues Guitarist

Fred (Basketball) Taylor -- b.12/3/1924 N.S. d.1/6/2002 N.S. (77)
MLB Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Washington Senators (MLB player 1950-1952), Ohio State University (coach 1959-1976)

Fred "Cyclone" Taylor -- b.6/23/1884 N.S. d.6/9/1979 N.S. (94)
NHL Center, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1905-1923; NHL Rover; later becoming Commissioner of Immigration for British Columbia and the Yukon
Sports Teams: Vancouver Maroons (PCHA), Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), Renfrew Creamery Kings (NHA), Ottawa Hockey Club (ECAHA), Portage Lakes Hockey Club (IHL)

Henry Taylor -- b.3/17/1885 N.S. d.2/28/1951 N.S. (65)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, English

Hound Dog Taylor -- b.4/12/1917 d.12/17/1975 (58)
Songwriter, Pianist, Blues Singer/Guitarist

Jack Taylor -- b.4/21/1930 d.7/27/2012 (82)
Soccer Player, English
Misc: soccer referee

James Taylor -- b.3/12/1948
Protestant, Songwriter, Cellist, Guitarist, Adult-Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Boston; Carly Simon's hubby 1972-82
Song Titles: Fire and Rain, You've Got a Friend, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Shower the People, Handy Man, Your Smiling Face, Her Town Too (with JD Souther)
Album Titles: Sweet Baby James, Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon, One Man Dog, Walking Man, Gorilla, In the Pocket, JT, Flag, Dad Loves His Work, That's Why I'm Here, Never Die Young, New Moon Shine, Hourglass, October Road, Covers, Before This World
Video Titles: James Taylor: In Concert, James Taylor Live in Rio, James Taylor on Concert in Boston, Squibnocket, Live at the Beacon Theatre, Pull Over
Movie Titles: Two-Lane Blacktop (as The Driver)

Jason Taylor -- b.9/1/1974
NFL Linebacker, NFL Defensive End, College Football Player
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl
Sports Teams: University of Akron, Miami Dolphins (1997-2007), Washington Redskins (2008), Miami Dolphins (2009), New York Jets (2010), Miami Dolphins (2011)

Jim Taylor -- b.9/20/1935 N.S. d.10/13/2018 N.S. (83)
NFL Fullback
Misc: Super Bowl I, II; AP NFL Player of the Year [1983]
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers (1958-1966), New Orleans Saints (1967)

John Henry Taylor -- b.3/19/1871 d.2/10/1963 (91)
Golfer, English
Misc: a member of the "Great Triumvirate" (with Harry Vardon and James Braid) that won the British Open 16 times between 1894 and 1914, Taylor winning in 1894, 1895, 1900, 1909, and 1913.

Johnnie Taylor -- b.5/5/1934 N.S. d.5/31/2000 N.S. (66)
Songwriter, Gospel Singer, Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: RN: Johnnie Harrison Taylor
Group Names: The Soul Stirrers, soloist
Song Titles: Disco Lady

June (Swimmer) Taylor -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, Canadian

Koko Taylor -- b.9/28/1928 d.6/3/2009 (80)
Blues Singer
Misc: not b. in 1935

Lawrence Taylor -- b.2/4/1959
NFL Linebacker
Misc: 10x All-Pro, 2x Super Bowl Champ, All-America at North Carolina (1980); only defensive player in NFL history to be consensus Player of Year (1986); led NY Giants to Super Bowl titles in 1986 and '90 seasons; played in a record 10 Pro Bowls (1981-90); retired after 1993 season with 132 1/2 sacks.
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1981-1993)

Mel Taylor -- b.9/24/1933 d.8/11/1996 (62)
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: The Ventures

Mick Taylor -- b.1/17/1949
Bassist, Pianist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: MN:Michael
Group Names: Rolling Stones (1969-75), The Bluesbreakers

Richard "Ricky" Taylor -- b.??/??/1940 N.S. d.12/7/1987 N.S. (47)
Baritone, Soul Singer
Names/Places: aka: Abdul Rashid Talhah
Group Names: The Manhattans

Roger Meddows Taylor -- b.7/26/1949
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Drummer, British
Misc: NOT to be confused with the Duran Duran dude
Group Names: Queen

Zola Taylor -- b.3/17/1938 d.4/30/2007 (69)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Platters

Shelley Taylor-Smith -- b.8/3/1961 N.S.
Swimmer, Australian

Chris Taylor-White -- b.3/7/1943 N.S.
Music Producer, Songwriter, Bassist, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Names/Places: RN: Christopher Taylor White
Group Names: The Zombies, Argent

Bertha Teague -- b.9/17/1906 N.S. d.6/13/1991 N.S. (84)
Basketball Coach
Misc: coached Byng High School team in Ada, Oklahoma for 42 years (from 1927 to 1969)

Marshall Teague -- b.2/22/1921 d.2/11/1959 (37)
Auto Racer

Benmont Tench -- b.9/7/1953
Rock & Roll Keyboardist
Misc: some say b. 1952 or 1954
Group Names: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

"Lefty" Tew Tendler -- b.9/28/1898 d.11/5/1970 (72)

Noboru Terada -- b.11/25/1917 N.S. d.9/26/1986 N.S. (68)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese

Jean Terrell -- b.11/26/1944 N.S.
Jazz Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Supremes (lead since she replaced Diana Ross who quit in 1970 for a solo career)

Sid Terris -- b.9/7/1904 N.S. d.12/30/1974 N.S. (70)
Boxer, American

Bill Terry -- b.10/30/1898 d.1/9/1989 (90)
MLB Manager, MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: NN:Memphis Bill
Misc: 3x All-Star; bat .400 in 1930; Giants #3 retired
Sports Teams: New York Giants (player 1923-1936, manager 1932-1941)

Johnny Terry -- b.??/??/????
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Famous Flames (the backing band for James Brown)

Sonny Terry -- b.10/24/1911 d.3/11/1986 (74)
Songwriter, Blues Singer, Blues Harmonicaist
Group Names: Brownie & Sonny

Vinny Testaverde -- b.11/13/1963
NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1986)
Sports Teams: University of Miami, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1987-1992), Cleveland Browns (1993-1995), Baltimore Ravens (1996-1997), New York Jets (1998-2003), Dallas Cowboys (2004), New York Jets (2005), New England Patriots (2006), Carolina Panthers (2007)

Marcus "Mark" Tewksbury -- b.2/7/1968 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Canadian

Joe Tex -- b.8/8/1933 d.8/13/1982 (49)
Songwriter, Soul Singer, Disco Singer
Names/Places: b. in Rogers, TX; RN:Joseph Arrington Jr.

Erika Tham -- b.12/15/1999 N.S.
Actress, Singaporian
TV Shows: Make It Pop

Sister Rosetta Tharpe -- b.3/20/1915 N.S. d.10/9/1973 N.S. (58)
Songwriter, Guitarist, Gospel Singer, Folk Singer

Sylvanus Thayer -- b.6/9/1785 N.S. d.9/7/1872 N.S. (87)
Engineer, Educator
Names/Places: NN: The Father of the Military Academy

David Theile -- b.1/17/1938 N.S.
Surgeon, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

Joe Theismann -- b.9/9/1949
Sports Commentator, NFL Quarterback
Names/Places: b. in New Brunswick, N.J.
Misc: ESPN analyst; Super Bowl XVII, XVIII
Sports Teams: Toronto Argonauts (CFL 1971-1973), Washington Redskins (1974-1985)

Chris Theophelos -- b.1/2/1897 d.8/19/1975 (78)
Wrestler, Greek
Names/Places: aka The Golden Greek Jim Londos

Aloysius Martin "Lou" Thesz -- b.4/24/1916 N.S. d.4/28/2002 N.S. (86)

Marcel Thil -- b.5/25/1914 d.8/14/1968 (54)
Boxer, French

Frank Thoma -- b.1/29/1896 d.2/19/1980 (84)

Bruce Thomas -- b.8/14/1948
New Wave Bassist
Group Names: Elvis Costello and the Attractions

Charlie Thomas -- b.4/7/1937
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Drifters

Danny Thomas -- b.1/6/1912 d.2/6/1991 (79)
Author, Radio Actor, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, TV Producer, Singer
Names/Places: RN:Muzyad Yakhoob; then Amos Jacobs, Marlo's father
Misc: some say b. 1914 but wrong; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital founder 1962 in Memphis, Tennessee; d. in Los Angeles
TV Shows: All Star Revue, The Danny Thomas Show's (aka Make Room for Daddy as Danny Williams), Make Room for Granddaddy (as Danny Williams), I'm a Big Girl Now, One Big Family (as Jake Hatton)

Dr. Debi Thomas -- b.3/25/1967
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete

Derrick Thomas -- b.1/1/1967 d.2/8/2000 (33)
NFL Linebacker
Misc: Pro and College Football Halls of Fame, 9x Pro Bowl, 7x First Team All-AFC; Chiefs #58 retired
Sports Teams: Kansas City Chiefs (1989-1999)

Emmitt Thomas -- b.6/3/1943
NFL Coach, NFL Player
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl, 2x First Team All-Pro, 2x Second Team All-Pro, 3x Super Bowl champ, 2x AFL champ; in the Chiefs Hall of Fame and Chiefs #18 retired
Sports Teams: Bishop College, Kansas City Chiefs (player 1966-1978), Central Missouri State (coach 1979-1980), St. Louis Cardinals (coach 1981-1985), Washington Redskins (coach 1986-1994), Philadelphia Eagles (coach 1995-1998), Green Bay Packers (coach 1999), Minnesota Vikings (coach 2000-2001), Atlanta Falcons (coach 2002-2009), Atlanta Falcons (coach 2007), Kansas City Chiefs (coach 2010-present as of 2016)

Frank Thomas -- b.5/27/1968
MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: NN: The Big Hurt
Misc: power hitter; All-America 1B at Auburn in 1989; AL MVP 1993, 1994, 5x All-Star, 4x Silver Slugger; White Sox #35 retired
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox (1990-2005), Oakland Athletics (2006), Toronto Blue Jays (2007-2008), Oakland Athletics (2008)

Grady Thomas -- b.1/5/1941
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Parliament, Funkadelic

Herb Thomas -- b.4/6/1923 d.8/9/2000 (77)
Auto Racer
Misc: NASCAR; twice won the Grand National Racing championship, now known as the Winston Cup

Irma Thomas -- b.2/18/1941
Singer, Blues Performer, Rhythm and Blues/Soul Peformer
Names/Places: NN: The Soul Queen of New Orleans; LN:Lee

Isaiah Lord Thomas III -- b.4/30/1961
NBA Coach, NBA Forward, NBA Guard, College Basketball Coach
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; NN:Zeke
Misc: 7401+ career assists; Dream Team II; led Indiana to NCAA title as sophomore and tourney MVP in 1981; consensus All-America guard in '81; retired at age 33 on May 11, 1994 after tearing his right Achilles tendon on Apr. 19; named GM of expansion Toronto Raptors soon afterwards; 2x NBA Champion for the Detroit Pistons (1989-1990); 12x NBA All-Star (1982-1993); NBA Finals MVP(1990); 3x All-NBA First Team (1984-1986); 2x All-NBA Second Team (1983, 1987); 3x NBA All-Defensive First Team (1986-1988); NBA All-Rookie Team (1982); USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1980); 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Pistons #11 retired
Sports Teams: Indiana College (1979-1981), Detroit Pistons (1981-1994), Indiana Pacers (coach 2000-2003), New York Knicks (coach 2006-2008), FIU (coach 2009-2012)

Kurt Thomas -- b.3/29/1956
Gymnast, Olympic Athlete

Lowell Thomas -- b.4/6/1892 d.8/29/1981 (89)
Author, Traveler, Newscaster, Journalist, Commentator, Editor
Names/Places: b. in Woodington, Ohio
Misc: Capital Cities Broadcasting Corp. co-founder; Reporter, Broadcaster, Legendary commentator and adventurer; "So Long Until Tomorrow"; Movietone movie news announcer

Pete Thomas -- b.8/9/1954
New Wave Drummer, English
Group Names: Elvis Costello and the Attractions

Ray Thomas -- b.12/29/1941 N.S. d.1/4/2018 N.S. (76)
Songwriter, Flautist, Harmonicaist, Saxophonist, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Misc: some say b. 1942 or 1944
Group Names: The Moody Blues

Rufus Thomas -- b.3/26/1917 d.12/15/2001 (84)
Choreographer, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Soul Singer
Names/Places: b. in Cayce, MS; Carla's father
Misc: some say b. Mar 28
Song Titles: Do The Funky Chicken, Walking The Dog

Thurman Thomas -- b.5/16/1966
NFL Halfback
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl, 4x AFC champ, NFL Player of Year (1991); in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Buffalo Bills (1988-1999), Miami Dolphins (2000)

Jim Thome -- b.8/27/1970
MLB Third Baseman
Names/Places: RN: James Howard Thome
Misc: 5x All-Star, Silver Slugger Award, NL Home Run Leader (2003), in the Baseball, Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Baseball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians (1991-2002), Philadelphia Phillies (2003-2005), Chicago White Sox (2006-2009), Los Angeles Dodgers (2009), Minnesota Twins (2010-2011), Cleveland Indians (2011), Philadelphia Phillies (2012), Baltimore Orioles (2012)

Carol Semple Thompson -- b.10/27/1948

Cecil Ralph "Tiny" Thompson -- b.5/31/1903 d.2/9/1981 (77)
NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Misc: played 1928-1941
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings

Clifford Bernard "Cliff" Thompson -- b.12/9/1918 N.S. d.2/6/1997 N.S. (78)
NHL Player
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins (1939-1950)

David Thompson -- b.7/13/1954
NBA Guard, College Basketball Player
Misc: 4x NBA All-Star (1977-1979, 1983); ABA All-Star (1976); 2x All-NBA First Team (1977, 1978); NBA All-Star Game MVP (1979); ABA All-Star Game MVP (1976); All-ABA Second Team (1976); ABA Rookie of the Year (1976); ABA All-Rookie First Team (1976); Naismith College Player of the Year (1975); Adolph Rupp Trophy (1975); ABA All-Time Team; Nuggets #33 retired; in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: North Carolina State University, Denver Nuggets (ABA and NBA 1975-1982), Seattle SuperSonics (1982-1984)

Hank Thompson -- b.9/3/1925 d.11/6/2007 (82)
Songwriter, Bandleader, Country Singer/Guitarist
Misc: sold over 30 million records; one of Bob Dylan's major influences

Jenny Thompson -- b.2/26/1973 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: one of the most decorated Olympians in history: twelve medals, including eight gold medals, in the 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004 Summer Olympics.

John Thompson -- b.9/2/1941
NBA Player, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: has coached centers Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo at Georgetown; reached NCAA tourney final 3 out of 4 years with Ewing, winning title in 1984; also led Hoyas to 6 Big East tourney titles; coached 1988 U.S. Olympic team to bronze medal
Sports Teams: Providence College (player 1961-1964), Boston Celtics (coach 1964-1966), St. Anthony HS (coach 1966-1972), Georgetown (college, coach 1972-1999)

John "Cat" Thompson -- b.2/10/1906 d.10/7/1990 (84)
College Basketball Player
Misc: All-America (Montana State, 1928-30); All-Rocky Mountain Conference (1928-30); led Montana State to Helms National Championship with 35-2 record (1929); Helms Foundation National Player of the Year (1930)
Sports Teams: Montana State (1928-30)

Mickey Thompson -- b.12/7/1928 d.3/16/1988 (59)
Auto Racer
Misc: off-road racing legend; Drag racing, Off-road racing; Speed and endurance record breaker

Paul Thompson -- b.5/13/1951 N.S.
Alternative Rock Drummer, English
Names/Places: not to be confused with Porl or Pearl Thompson
Misc: he's NOT the Cure musician
Group Names: Roxy Music

Pearl Thompson -- b.11/8/1957 N.S.
Keyboardist, Punk Rock Guitarist, English
Names/Places: born Porl Thompson; now known as Pearl Thompson
Group Names: The Cure

Sam Thompson -- b.3/5/1860 d.11/7/1922 (62)
MLB Right Fielder

Tina Thompson -- b.2/10/1975 N.S.
WNBA Figure, Basketball Coach, Basketball Player

William "Bendigo" Thompson -- b.10/18/1811 N.S. d.8/23/1880 N.S. (68)
Boxer, English

John Thomson -- b.1/28/1909 d.9/5/1931 (22)
Soccer Player, Scotish

Peter Thomson -- b.8/23/1929 N.S. d.6/20/2018 N.S. (88)
Golfer, Australian
Misc: British Open [1954, 55, 56, 58, 65]

Henry David Thoreau -- b.7/12/1817 d.5/6/1862 (44)
Author, Poet, Philosopher, Naturalist, Pacifist
Names/Places: b. in Concord, Mass.
Misc: always had Ralph Waldo Emerson around to bail him out of trouble; he was known as the "Hermit of Walden" because he lived in the woods around Walden pond for several years.

Rod Thorn -- b.5/23/1941 N.S.
NBA Executive, NBA General Manager, Basketball Coach, Basketball Player

Nort Thornton -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, American
Misc: Swimming Coach

Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton -- b.12/11/1926 N.S. d.7/25/1984 N.S. (57)
Songwriter, Drummer, Harmonicaist, Blues Singer

Jim Thorpe -- b.5/28/1887 N.S. or 5/22/1887 N.S. d.3/28/1953 N.S. (65)
Movie Actor, MLB Player, NFL Coach, NFL Player, College Football Coach, Runner, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in Prague, OK; a twin; FN:James Francis
Misc: football All-America 1911, 1912; won pentathlon & decathlon, '12 Olympics; was the first NFL president; the greatest American athlete of the half-century; in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Canton Bulldogs (player 1915-1917, 1919-1920, 1926; coach 1915-1920), Cleveland Indians (player and coach 1921), Oorang Indians (player 1922-1923), Rock Island Independents (player 1924, 1925), New York Giants (player 1925), Tampa Cardinals (player 1926), Chicago Cardinals (player 1928), Indiana University Bloomington (coach 1915), Oorang Indians (coach 1922-1923), Tampa Cardinals (coach 1926)

Andrew Thrasher -- b.??/??/????
Baritone, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Drifters

Gerhart Thrasher -- b.12/3/1928 d.11/??/1977 (48)
Group Names: The Drifters

Norman Thrasher -- b.??/??/????
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Midnighters (the backing group for Hank Ballard)

Petra Thümer -- b.1/29/1961 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, East German

Nate Thurmond -- b.7/25/1941 d.7/16/2016 N.S. (74)
NBA Center
Names/Places: NN:Great Nate
Misc: career 14,437 points, 14,464 rebounds, 2,575 assists; 7x NBA All-Star, star center known for his defensive intensity; Warriors #42 retired, Cavaliers #42 retired; in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: San Francisco/Golden State Warriors (1963-1974), Chicago Bulls (1974-1976), Cleveland Cavaliers (1976-1977)

Luis Tiant -- b.11/23/1940
MLB Pitcher, Cuban
Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians (1964-1969), Minnesota Twins (1970), Boston Red Sox (1971-1978), New York Yankees (1979-1980), Pittsburgh Pirates (1981), California Angels (1982)

Charlie Tickner -- b.11/13/1953
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Winter Olympics 1980 bronze

Dick Tiger -- b.8/14/1929 d.12/14/1971 (42)
Boxer, Nigeran
Misc: world champion middleweight boxer [1962-63, 1964], lightweight champion [1965-68]

Sonny Til -- b.8/18/1928 d.12/9/1981 (53)
Tenor, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: RN:Earlington Tilgham
Group Names: The Orioles

Bill Tilden -- b.2/10/1893 d.6/5/1953 (60)
Tennis Player, Gay
Names/Places: RFN:William Tatem II
Misc: U.S. singles champ 7X's; played on 11 Davis Cup teams

Maurice Tillet -- b.10/23/1903 N.S. d.9/4/1954 N.S. (50)
Wrestler, Russian
Names/Places: NN:The French Angel

A. W. Tillinghast -- b.5/7/1876 d.5/19/1942 (66)
Sports Figure
Misc: Hall of Fame American golf course architect

Mel Tillis -- b.8/8/1932 d.11/19/2017 N.S. (85)
Songwriter, Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Tampa, FL; father of daugher-star Pam
Misc: sang solo and duets with Webb Pierce, Glen Campbell and Nancy Sinatra; the most famous stutterer in country music which is also his trademark, but the words flow smoothly when he sings

Floyd Tillman -- b.12/8/1914 d.8/22/2003 (88)
Songwriter, Guitarist, Blues Singer, Jazz Singer, Country Singer

Georgeanna Tillman -- b.2/5/1944 N.S. d.1/6/1980 N.S. (35)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: MN:Marie; LN:Gordon
Group Names: The Marvelettes

Johnny Tillotson Jr. -- b.4/20/1938
Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Jacksonville, Fl.
Misc: some say b. 1939
Song Titles: Gidget (theme song)

Burr Tillstrom -- b.10/13/1917 d.12/6/1985 (68)
Puppet Actor
TV Shows: Kukla Fran and Ollie (creator, voice, & soul of all the puppets); That Was the Week That Was

Lance Tingay -- b.7/15/1915 d.3/10/1990 (74)
Tennis Player

Mick Tingelhoff -- b.5/22/1940
NFL Player
Misc: All-Pro team: [1964, 65, 66, 67, 68, 68], 6x Pro Bowl, 5x AP First Team; Vikings #53 retired
Sports Teams: Minnesota Vikings (1962-1978)

Grant Tinker -- b.1/11/1926 N.S. d.11/28/2016 N.S. (90)
TV Executive, TV Producer
Names/Places: Mary Tyler Moore's hubby (1962-1981)
Misc: some say b. in 1925; MTM president, NBC chairman 1981-86
TV Shows: WKRP in Cincinnatti, Hill Street Blues, St. Elsewhere, Lou Grant, Rhoda, Bob Newhart Show, Mary Tyler Moore (show)

Joseph B. "Joe" Tinker -- b.7/27/1880 N.S. d.7/27/1948 N.S. (68)
MLB Manager, MLB Shortstop
Misc: a member of baseballs's most famous double-play combination, Tinker to Evers to Chance.
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs

Stan Tinkham -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, American
Misc: Swimming Coach

Ted Tinling -- b.6/23/1910 d.5/23/1990 (79)
Tennis Player, English

George Tintle -- b.12/24/1892 d.1/14/1975 (82)
Soccer Goal Keeper

Andre Tippett -- b.12/27/1959
NFL Linebacker
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl
Sports Teams: New England Patriots (1982-1993)

Y. A. Tittle -- b.10/24/1926 d.10/8/2017 N.S. (90)
NFL Quarterback
Names/Places: RFMN:Yelberton Abraham
Misc: N.Y. Giants MVP '61,'63, 7x Pro Bowl; played 17 years in AFC and NFL; All-Pro 4 times; league MVP with San Francisco (1957) and NY Giants (1962); passed for 28,339 career yards; Giants #14 retired
Sports Teams: Baltimore Colts (1948-1950), San Francisco 49ers (1951-1960), New York Giants (1961-1964)

Keith Tkachuk -- b.3/28/1972
NHL Left Wing, American
Names/Places: RN:Keith Matthew Tkachuk
Misc: played 1991-2010
Sports Teams: Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, St. Louis Blues, Atlanta Thrashers

Gary Milburn Tobain -- b.8/14/1935 N.S.
Diver, Olympic Athlete, American

David Tobey -- b.5/1/1888 N.S. d.7/25/1988 N.S. (100)
Basketball Coach, Basketball Referee

Brian Tobin -- b.12/5/1930
Tennis Player, Australian

Bill Todman -- b.7/31/1913 d.7/29/1979 (65)
TV Producer
Names/Places: b. in New York; RFN:William
Misc: producer of many game shows with partner Mark Goodson
TV Shows: Beat the Clock, Card Sharks, Family Feud, Match Game, Password, Tattletales, The Price is Right, To Tell the Truth, What's My Line?

Rod Toft -- b.4/30/1945

Dan Toler -- b.9/23/1948 d.2/25/2013 (64)
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: The Allman Brothers Band

Laurence Andrew Tolhurst -- b.2/3/1959
Songwriter, Keyboardist, Alternative Rock Drummer, English
Names/Places: NN:Lol
Group Names: The Cure

Chris Tolos -- b.12/5/1929 d.8/13/2005 (75)
Wrestler, Canadian, Greek

John Tolos -- b.9/18/1930 d.5/28/2009 (78)
Wrestler, Canadian, Greek
Names/Places: NN:The Golden Greek

LaDainian Tomlinson -- b.6/23/1979
NFL Runningback, College Football Player
Misc: 2x NFL rushing yards leader, 3x NFL rushing touchdowns leader, Bart Starr Man of the Year (2007), 5x Pro Bowl, 3x First Team All-Prom; Chargers #21 retired; in the Chargers, College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Waco University (TX), Texas Christian University, San Diego Chargers (2001-2009), New York Jets (2010-2011)

Raymond Samuel "Ray" Tomlinson -- b.4/23/1941 N.S. d.3/5/2016 N.S. (74)
Computer Software Programmer
Misc: he implemented the first email system on the ARPANET system, the precursor to the Internet, in 1971; it was the first system able to send mail between users on different hosts connected to the ARPANET.

Barry Tompkins -- b.5/2/1940 N.S.
Sports Journalist, Sports Announcer, Boxing Figure
Misc: HBO boxing broadcaster, ESPN Top Rank Boxing series, Fox Sports Sunday Night Fights; ShoBox: The Next Generation for Showtime; 4x Emmy award winner
Movie Titles: Rocky IV (as a ringside commentator)

Peter Tork -- b.2/13/1942 N.S. d.2/21/2019 N.S. (77)
TV Actor, Bassist, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Washington, D.C.; RLN:Halston Thorkelson
TV Shows: The Monkees (as Peter)

Joe Torre -- b.7/18/1940
MLB Executive, MLB Manager, MLB Player
Names/Places: RN:Joseph Paul
Misc: NL MVP 1971, 9x All-Star, 4x World Series champ, Gold Glove; Yankees #6 retired
Sports Teams: Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves (1960-1968), St. Louis Cardinals (1969-1974, manager 1990-1995), New York Mets (1975-1977, manager 1977-1981), Atlanta Braves (manager 1982-1984), New York Yankees (manager 1996-2007), Los Angeles Dodgers (manager 2008-2010)

José Torres -- b.5/3/1936 N.S. d.1/19/2009 N.S. (72)
Boxer, Olympic Athlete, Puerto Rican

Tico Torres -- b.10/7/1953
Percussionist, Heavy Metal Drummer
Names/Places: some say b. 1954 or 1956
Group Names: Bon Jovi

Gino Torretta -- b.8/10/1970
Movie Actor, NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1992), child actor with Clint Eastwood
Sports Teams: University of Miami, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers, Seatle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts

Cristóbal Torriente -- b.11/16/1893 d.4/11/1938 (44)
Baseball Player, Cuban
Misc: was a Cuban outfielder in Negro league baseball with the Cuban Stars, All Nations, Chicago American Giants, Kansas City Monarchs and Detroit Stars. He played from 1912 to 1928. He also appeared in a single game in 1932.
Sports Teams: Habana Team (1912-1913), Cuban Stars (1913), All Nations (1913), Almendares Team (1913-1916), Cuban Stars (1915-1916), All Nations (1916-1917), Cuban Stars (1918), Chicago American Giants (1919-1925), Detroit Stars (1920), Kansas City Monarchs (1926), Detroit Stars (1927-1928), Atlanta Black Crackers (1932), Cleveland Cubs (1932)

Mike Totsky -- b.8/31/1928 d.3/25/1990 (61)

Bertha Townsend Toulmin -- b.3/7/1869 d.5/12/1909 (40)
Tennis Player

Pete Tountas -- b.8/8/1938

Allen Toussaint -- b.1/14/1938 d.11/10/2015 N.S. (77)
Music Producer, Arranger, Composer/Songwriter, Musician, Pianist, Soul Singer
Misc: Allan wrote a number of hits for New Orleans acts including Lee Dorsey's 1966 hit "Working In A Coal Mine," later covered by Devo in 1981

Eric Tovey -- b.1/3/1929 d.9/9/2016 N.S. (87)
Wrestler, English
Names/Places: aka Lord Littlebrook

Oswald Tower -- b.11/23/1883 N.S. d.5/28/1968 N.S. (84)
Basketball Administrator
Misc: Phillips Academy Andover instructor (1910-1949), served on the National Basketball Rules Committee from 1910-1960, editor of the Official Basketball Guide, and an official rules interpreter from 1915-1960.

Pete Townshend -- b.5/19/1945
Composer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: b. in London; MN:Dennis Blandford
Group Names: The Who, soloist
Song Titles: Let My Love Open the Door, Face the Face
Album Titles: Empty Glass

Clive Toye -- b.11/23/1932
Soccer Executive, Soccer Figure, English
Misc: NASL chairman & executive

Joan Tozzer -- b.9/19/1921 d.4/15/2012 (90)
Figure Skater

Tony Trabert -- b.8/16/1930
TV Host, Tennis Player, Tennis Coach
Names/Places: RN:Marion Anthony Trabert
Misc: U.S. Open 1953, 1955; 1955 Wimbledon

Raphael Tracey -- b.2/6/1904 d.3/6/1975 (71)
Soccer Player

George Trafton -- b.12/6/1896 d.9/5/1971 (74)
NFL Center
Sports Teams: Decatur/Chicago Staleys (1920-1921), Chicago Bears (1923-1932)

Tom Trafton -- b.??/??/????
NFL Player

Alan Trammell -- b.2/21/1958
MLB Manager, MLB Shortstop
Misc: 3x Silver Slugger, 6x All-STar, 4x Gold Glove; over 2300 hits; World Series MVP and champion 1984
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers (Player 1977-1996, Manager 2003-2005), Arizona Diamondbacks (2014)

Bert Trautmann -- b.10/22/1923 d.7/19/2013 (89)
Soccer Goal Keeper, German
Misc: OBE

Robert Traver -- b.6/19/1903 d.3/19/1991 (87)
Sports Figure
Names/Places: RN:John Donaldson Voelker
Misc: a member of the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame

Jerry Travers -- b.5/19/1887 d.3/29/1951 (63)

Merle Robert Travis -- b.11/29/1917 d.10/20/1983 (65)
Actor, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Misc: wrote 16 Tons and Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette
Song Titles: Divorce Me C.O.D.

Randy Travis -- b.5/4/1959
Actor, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Marshville, NC; RN:Randy Bruce Traywick
Song Titles: On the Other Hand, Diggin' Up Bones, No Place Like Home, Forever and Ever Amen, I Won't Need You Anymore, Too Gone Too Long, I Told You So, Honky Tonky Moon, Deeper Than the Holler, Is It Still Over?, It's Just a Matter of Time, Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart, Forever Together, If I Didn't Have You, Look Heart No Hands, Whisper My Name, Three Wooden Crosses
Album Titles: Storms of Life, Always and Forever, Old 8x10, Ho Holdin' Back, Heroes and Friends, High Lonesome, This is Me, Rise and Shine, Worship and Faith
Movie Titles: Annabelle's Wish (as Adult Billy and Narrator)

Walter Travis -- b.1/10/1862 d.7/31/1927 (65)

Ray "Bubba" Washington Traylor Jr. -- b.5/2/1963 N.S. d.9/22/2004 N.S. (41)
Names/Places: ring name: Big Boss Man, Bossman, The Boxx, Guardian Angel, and Big Bubba Rogers

Harold "Pie" Traynor -- b.11/11/1899 d.3/16/1972 (72)
MLB Manager, MLB Third Baseman
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates (player 1920-1935 and 1937, manager 1934-1939)

Tre Cool -- b.12/9/1972
Alternative Rock Drummer, German
Group Names: Green Day

Jill Trenary -- b.8/1/1968
Figure Skater

Arthur Trester -- b.6/10/1878 N.S. d.9/18/1944 N.S. (66)
Basketball Administrator
Misc: commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association from 1922 to 1944

Vladislav Tretiak -- b.4/25/1952
Hockey Figure, Olympic Athlete, Soviet
Misc: goalie led USSR to Olympic gold medals in 1972 and '76; starred for Soviets against Team Canada in 1972, and again in 2 Canada Cups (1976,81).

Lee Trevino -- b.12/1/1939 N.S.
Names/Places: b. in Dallas, TX
Misc: Turned pro in 1966, winning Rookie of the Year honors, 2-time winner of 3 Majors--U.S. Open (1968,71), British Open (1971-72) and PGA (1974,84); Player of Year once on PGA Tour (1971) and twice with Seniors (1990,92); entered 1994 with 27 PGA Tour wins and 18 on Senior Tour; all-time money leader on combined tours ($7.4 million)

Harry Trihey -- b.12/25/1877 d.12/9/1942 (64)
NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: NHL Rover; played 1896-1901
Sports Teams: Montreal Shamrocks

Felix Trinidad -- b.1/10/1973
Boxer, Puerto Rican

Charlie Trippi -- b.12/14/1921
NFL Runningback
Misc: 2x Pro Bowl, 3x All-Pro; Georgia Bulldogs #62 retired; in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Georgia, Chicago Cardinals (1947-1955)

Al Trost -- b.2/7/1949
Soccer Midfielder, Olympic Athlete

Bryan Trottier -- b.7/17/1956
NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1975-1994; led New York Islanders to 4 straight Stanley Cups (1980-83); Rookie of Year (1976); scoring champion (134 points) and regular season MVP in 1979; playoff MVP (1980); added fifth and sixth Cups with Pittsburgh in 1991 and '92.
Sports Teams: New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins

Robert Trout -- b.10/15/1909 d.11/14/2000 (91)
Misc: b. 1908?
TV Shows: ABC News

Michael Francis "Mike" Troy -- b.10/3/1940 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Butch Trucks -- b.5/11/1947 N.S. d.1/24/2017 N.S. (69)
Rock & Roll Drummer
Names/Places: RN:Claude Hudson Trucks
Group Names: The Allman Brothers Band

Robert Trujillo -- b.10/23/1964
Heavy Metal Bassist
Group Names: Infectious Grooves, Black Label Society, Metalicca

Ivo Trumbić -- b.4/2/1935 N.S.
Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Croatian

Tomomi "Jumbo" Tsuruta -- b.3/25/1951 N.S. d.5/13/2000 N.S. (49)
Wrestler, Japanese

Yoshiyuki Tsuruta -- b.10/1/1903 N.S. d.7/24/1986 N.S. (82)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese

Kostya Tszyu -- b.9/19/1969
Boxer, Australian, Soviet

Ernest Tubb -- b.2/9/1914 d.9/6/1984 (70)
Composer, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Crisp, TX; NN:The Texas Troubadour
Misc: Grand Ole Opry reg

Bill Tucker -- b.10/10/1926

Maureen Tucker -- b.8/26/1944
Singer, Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: The Velvet Underground

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