Eddie Van Halen -- b.1/26/1955 Songwriter, Heavy Metal Guitarst, Heavy Metal Keybordist, Golfer, Dutch (Netherlands) Names/Places: Alex's brother, Valerie Bertinelli's ex- Misc: some say b. 1957 but Eddie sez he was turning 42 in 1997, making him born in 1955 Group Names: Van Halen (lead guitarist) Song Titles: You Really Got Me, Dance the Night Away, Oh Pretty Woman, Dancing in the Street, Jump, I'll Wait, Panama, Why Can't This Be Love, Love Walks In, Black and Blue, When It's Love, Finish What Ya Started, Poundcake, Runaround, Top of the World, The Dream is Over, Won't Get Fooled Again, Don't Tell Me What Love Can Do, Can't Stop Lovin' You, Amsterdam, Humans Being, Me Wise Magic, Without You, Fire in the Hole, It's About Time, Tattoo Album Titles: Van Halen (1978), Van Halen II (1979), Women and Children First (1980), Fair Warning (1981), Diver Down (1982), 1984 (1984), 5150 (1986), OU812 (1988), For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (1991), Balance (1995), Van Halen III (1998), A Different Kind of Truth (2012) Video Titles: Live Without a Net, Video Hits Volume 1, Live: Right Here Right Now
Harry Vardon -- b.5/9/1870 d.3/20/1937 (66) Golfer Misc: the first of the great modern golfers; Golf's most prestigous award, the Vardon Trophy, was named in his honor. The trophy is given to the golfer with the best scoring average in both the U.S. and Great Britain.
Glenna Collett Vare -- b.6/20/1903 d.2/2/1989 (85) Golfer Misc: pioneer won womens nat'l title 6x's between 1922 & 1935; was the best woman golfer of the '20s and '30s; She won 49 titles as an amateur golfer and won a U.S.G.A. record of 19 consecutive tournament wins. In 1924 Vare won 59 of 60 events, including her second Canadian Open.; d. Feb 3?
Ken Venturi -- b.5/15/1931 d.5/17/2013 (82) Golfer Misc: worked at CBS Sports as a golf analyst for 35 years until he retired in 2002.