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Allyn King

Real/Birth Name:
Allyn S. King
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Vaudeville, Ziegfeld's revue Top-O-The -Clock Review. Broadway play Ladies' Night. Musical Moonlight. Silent film The Fighting Blade. Suicide, jumped from her aunt’s fifth story New York City apartment over despondency about difficulty losing weight, and died 2 days later.

J-Hood

Real/Birth Name:
Joshua Hood
Also Known As:
J Hood
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
35, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former member of group D-Block, The Lox. Moved to Yonkers, New York when he was 8 years old. Albums Judgement Day, The Hood Is Back, Walk Witt Me

Phonté

Real/Birth Name:
Phonté Coleman
Also Known As:
Phonte
Percy Miracles
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Little Brother. Durham, North Carolina-based. Albums The Listening, The Minstrel Show

Charley Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Wesley Rippay
Also Known As:
Charles Wesley Jones
Charlie Jones
Nickname(s):
Long Charlie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Left field. Teams Keokuk Westerns, Hartford Dark Blues, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Stockings, Boston Red Caps, Cincinnati Red Stockings, New York Metropolitans, Kansas City Cowboys. First pro basseball player to hit 2 home runs in one inning. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1992.

Kellie Pickler

Real/Birth Name:
Kellie Dawn Pickler
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
33, 20 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows American Idol, Dancing with the Stars. Songs Best Days of Your Life, Red High Heels, I Wonder

Charlie Justice

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Ronald Justice
Nickname(s):
Choo-Choo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Teams University of North Carolina, Washington Redskins. College Football Hall of Fame 1961. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame. Washington Redskins Ring of Fame. Southern Conference Hall of Fame 2009.

Franklin Graham

Real/Birth Name:
William Franklin Graham III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67, 4 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

President and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and the international Christian relief organization Samaritan's Purse.

Jermaine Dupri

Real/Birth Name:
Jermaine Dupri Mauldin
Also Known As:
JD
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2006. Album Young, Fly & Flashy, Vol. 1 2006.

Oowee

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Tucker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Mannish

Star Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Starlet Marie Jones
Also Known As:
Star Jones Reynolds
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows The View, Today. Movie Relative Strangers. Spokesmodel for Payless shoes. Former New York assistant district attorney.

Michael Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Michael John Smith
Also Known As:
Michael J. Smith
Mike Smith
Nickname(s):
Mike
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Pilot on the Challenger shuttle flight STS-51-L when it exploded before reaching space. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.

Jester Hairston

Real/Birth Name:
Jester Joseph Hairston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
98
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed songs Mary's Boy Child, Amen. Starred on TV show Amen. Appeared in movie To Kill a Mockingbird
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6161 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 12 February 1992.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Humpy Wheeler

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Augustine Wheeler Jr.
Also Known As:
H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

President and General Manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. Voice role of Tex in animated movie Cars. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2006. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2009. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2004. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 2004.

Roberta Flack

Real/Birth Name:
Roberta Cleopatra Flack
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Killing Me Softly with His Song, Feel Like Makin' Love, Where Is the Love, The Closer I Get to You. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.

Lulu Belle

Real/Birth Name:
Myrtle Eleanor Cooper
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Scotty Wiseman, until his earlier death.
Younger than Scotty Wiseman by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Group Lulu Belle and Scotty. Illinois Country Music Hall of Fame. North Carolina State Legislature. Song Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?

Ava Gardner

Real/Birth Name:
Ava Lavinia Gardner
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67, 32 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Artie Shaw by 12 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Frank Sinatra by 7 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Mickey Rooney by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies On the Beach (1959), The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, The Cassandra Crossing, The Barefoot Contessa
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Smoky Burgess

Real/Birth Name:
Forrest Harrill Burgess
Nickname(s):
Smoky
Smokey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher. MLB teams Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1978. Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame 1975.

Jim Johnson (multi-sports coach)

Real/Birth Name:
James A. Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach for 3 sports, Carolina Teachers College, later named East Carolina University. As a spectator, ran from the sideline and tackled a player running for a touchdown. ECU Athletics Hall of Fame 1978.

Altovise Davis

Real/Birth Name:
Altovise Joanne Gore
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Sammy Davis Jr., until his earlier death.
Younger than Sammy Davis Jr. by 17 years.

Brief Facts:

Chorus line dancer on Broadway. Appeared in several TV shows. IRS said she owed back taxes.

Bill Haas

Real/Birth Name:
William Harlan Haas
Nickname(s):
Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Pro golfer, won FedEx Cup in 2011.

Billy Graham

Real/Birth Name:
William Franklin Graham Jr.
Also Known As:
Rev. Billy Graham
Nickname(s):
America's Pastor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
99
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Popular evangelist and preacher. Honorary knighthood (KBE) 2001. Met with 12 presidents. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1999. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1983. Congressional Gold Medal 1996.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio; ceremony: 15 October 1989.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Charlie Duke

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Moss Duke Jr.
Also Known As:
Charles Duke
Nickname(s):
Charlie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former test pilot. Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 16 mission. Youngest person to walk on the moon. South Carolina Hall of Fame 1973. Texas Science Hall of Fame 2000. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.

Chyler Leigh

Real/Birth Name:
Chyler Leigh Potts
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Nathan West by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced "Keye-ler Lee." TV series Taxi Brooklyn, The Practice, That '80s Show, Supergirl. Movie Not Another Teen Movie

Don Schollander

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Arthur Schollander
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1964 in 4 events. Olympic Gold Medal 1968 in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1986. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1965. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. James E. Sullivan Award 1964.

Hamilton Jordan

Real/Birth Name:
William Hamilton McWhorter Jordan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Last name pronounced Southern style, rhyming with "burden." White House Chief of Staff for President Jimmy Carter 1979-1980. Managed the Association of Tennis Professionals.

Jim Nantz

Real/Birth Name:
James William Nantz III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Play-by-play football analysis. TV show CBS This Morning. University of Houston Cougars Hall of Honor 2002.

Matt Osborne

Real/Birth Name:
Matthew Wade Osborne
Also Known As:
Doink The Clown
Big Josh
Matt Borne
Borne Again
Great Mustapha
Nickname(s):
Matt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55, 29 days before his 56th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professional wrestler. Initiated the role of Doink the Clown. Death initially thought to be accidental, has been investigated as a murder.

Pep Hamilton

Real/Birth Name:
Alfonza Hamilton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback coach and offensive coordinator for NFL teams.

Prairie Prince

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Lempriere Prince
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer and painter, muralist and graphic artist. Bands Journey, The Tubes as a drummer. Session musician. Designer of hoodie shirts. Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of Journey.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of Journey.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of Journey.

Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6750 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Journey for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Susan Helms

Real/Birth Name:
Susan Jane Helms
Also Known As:
Susan J. Helms
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Retired lieutenant general from the US Air Force. Space flights and experience: STS-54 (1993), STS-64 (1994), STS-78 (1996), STS-101 (2000) and served aboard the International Space Station as a member of the 2nd crew. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2011. Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 2011.

Jack Tatum

Real/Birth Name:
John David Tatum
Nickname(s):
The Assassin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Free safety. Teams Ohio State University, Oakland Raiders, Houston Oilers. College Football Hall of Fame 2004. Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 1981.

Dale Jarrett

Real/Birth Name:
Dale Arnold Jarrett
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Stock car driver. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Talladega Walk of Fame 1997. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2009. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2014. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2011.

Doc Watson

Real/Birth Name:
Arthel Lane Watson
Nickname(s):
Doc
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Perfected "flatpicking." Also played folk music. Blind by age 1. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2010. International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 2000. National Medal of Arts 1997. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Betty Davis

Real/Birth Name:
Betty Mabry
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 8 days before her 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Miles Davis by 19 years.

Brief Facts:

Funk and soul singer.

Clyde McPhatter

Real/Birth Name:
Clyde Lensley McPhatter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Formed group The Drifters. Album The Forgotten Angel. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. The Global Doo Wop Coalition Music Hall of Fame 2014. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Drifters.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of The Drifters.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of The Drifters.

Pigmeat Markham

Real/Birth Name:
Dewey Markham
Also Known As:
David "Pigmeat" Markham
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Here Comes the Judge

Roger Craig

Real/Birth Name:
Roger Lee Craig
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies. Manager, teams San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2008. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1985.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Shirley Caesar

Real/Birth Name:
Shirley Ann Caesar
Also Known As:
Shirley Ann Caesar-Williams
Pastor Shirley Caesar
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel singer and songwriter. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2000. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2010.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6126 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 28 June 2016.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Trot Nixon

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Trotman Nixon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Right fielder. Teams Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets

Curt Brown

Real/Birth Name:
Curtis Lee Brown Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Astronaut STS-47 SpaceLab J in 1992, STS-66 in 1994 and STS-77 in 1996, and was spacecraft commander on STS-85 in 1997, STS-95 in 1998, and STS-103 in 1999. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2013.

William E. Thornton

Real/Birth Name:
William Edgar Thornton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and doctor. Missions: STS-8, STS-51-B with Spacelab-3

Ellen S. Baker

Real/Birth Name:
Ellen Louise Shulman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: STS-34, STS-50, STS-71

Julianne Moore

Real/Birth Name:
Julie Anne Smith
Also Known As:
Julie Anne Moore
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Far from Heaven, Still Alice, Boogie Nights, Non-Stop, The Kids Are All Right, The Big Lebowski, Magnolia, Children of Men, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Hannibal, The Forgotten, Game Change. TV series As the World Turns, 30 Rock. Children's book Freckleface Strawberry also made into a musical.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6250 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 3 October 2013.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Randy Boone

Real/Birth Name:
Clyde Wilson Randall Boone Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

TV series It's a Man's World, The Virginian

Chris Paul

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Emmanuel Paul
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point gard. Teams New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers. Elected president of the National Basketball Players Association 2013.

Chris Hanburger

Real/Birth Name:
Christian G. Hanburger Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Hangman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77, 26 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker, center, end (high school). Teams University of North Carolina, Washington Redskins. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2011. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame. Washington Redskins Ring of Fame.

Gallagher

Real/Birth Name:
Leo Anthony Gallagher Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72, 6 days before his 73rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Comedian known for smashing watermelons, Candidate for Governor in the 2003 California recall election.

Michael Blake

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Lennox Blake
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Novel Dances Against Wolves

Raymond Floyd

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Loran Floyd
Nickname(s):
Ray
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro gollfer, won 4 major titles. World Golf Hall of Fame 1989. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1997. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1981.

Soupy Sales

Real/Birth Name:
Milton Supman
Also Known As:
Soupy Hines
Nickname(s):
Soupbone
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV program The Soupy Sales Show. Famed for thrown pies.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 7 January 2005.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Buddy Lewis

Real/Birth Name:
John Kelly Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third baseman, right field. Team Washington Senators. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1975.

Fred Durst

Real/Birth Name:
William Frederick Durst
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
48, 33 days before his 49th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder, band Limp Bizkit with genre nu metal. Tattoo artist. Movie Population 436

James Worthy

Real/Birth Name:
James Ager Worthy
Nickname(s):
Big Game James
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9". Small forward. Teams University of North Carolina, Los Angeles Lakers. Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2003. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1997.

Sylvia Hatchell

Real/Birth Name:
Sylvia Rhyne Hatchell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, women's basketball teams University of North Carolina, Francis Marion University. Federation of Christian Athletes Hall of Champions 2014. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2013. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2004.

Anne Jeffreys

Real/Birth Name:
Anne Jeffreys Carmichael
Also Known As:
Ann Jeffreys
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Robert Sterling, until his earlier death.
Younger than Robert Sterling by 5 or 6 years.

Brief Facts:

TV shows General Hospital, Port Charles, Falcon Crest, Topper, Baywatch. Movies Dick Tracy (1945), Flying Tigers, Hidden Valley Outlaws, Wagon Tracks West. Broadway musical play Kiss Me Kate. Opera Tosca
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1501 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Doris Kenner

Real/Birth Name:
Doris Coley
Also Known As:
Doris Coley Kenner
Doris Kenner-Jackson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of The Shirelles. Song Dedicated to the One I Love Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of The Shirelles.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of The Shirelles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of The Shirelles.

Johnny Grant

Real/Birth Name:
John Grant Jr.
Also Known As:
John Grant
Nickname(s):
Honorary Mayor of Hollywood
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Officiated over the unveilings of stars. Producer/chairman of the Hollywood Christmas Parade. Entertainer of troops for USO. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 9 May 1980.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Eric Church

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Eric Church
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Chief. Songs Drink in My Hand, Springsteen

Curly Neal

Real/Birth Name:
Fred Neal
Also Known As:
Fred "Curly" Neal
Nickname(s):
Curly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team The Harlem Globetrotters. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 2008. CIAA Hall of Fame 1986.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team The Harlem Globetrotters for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Loretta Lynch

Real/Birth Name:
Loretta Elizabeth Lynch
Also Known As:
Loretta Lynch Hargrove
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

US Attorney General from April 27, 2015.

O. Henry

Real/Birth Name:
William Sidney Porter
William Sydney Porter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Many short stories. Prison for embezzlement.

Ronald Perelman

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Owen Perelman
Also Known As:
Ronald O. Perelman
Nickname(s):
Ron
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Ellen Barkin by 11 years.

Brief Facts:

Billionaire CEO of Revlon, owner of multiple companies.

Clarence Avant

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Avant
Nickname(s):
Godfather of Black Music
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Music executive, entrepreneur, and film producer. NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 2009.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 7 October 2016.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Petey Pablo

Real/Birth Name:
Moses Barrett III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
45, 4 days before his 46th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Still Writing in My Diary: 2nd Entry. 2011 sentenced to 35 months prison for possessing a stolen firearm. Songs Raise Up, Freek-a-Leek

Dolley Madison

Real/Birth Name:
Dolley Payne
Also Known As:
Dolley Payne Todd
Dolly Madison
Nickname(s):
Dolly
Dollie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
James Madison, until his earlier death.
Younger than James Madison by 17 years.

Brief Facts:

A widow of John Todd at age 25. Married James Madison as her second husband. Helped in the furnishing of the White House before she was First Lady. Spoke Mandarin Chinese.

Edward R. Murrow

Real/Birth Name:
Egbert Roscoe Murrow
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Made an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) by Queen Elizabeth II on March 5, 1965. TV shows CBS Evening News, Person to Person. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1992. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1992. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964. National Radio Hall of Fame 1988. Television Hall of Fame 1984.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6263 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

John Coltrane

Real/Birth Name:
John William Coltrane
Nickname(s):
Trane
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz saxophonist. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1980. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1980. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.

Ben E. King

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Earl Nelson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group The Drifters. Songs Stand by Me, Save the Last Dance for Me, This Magic Moment, Spanish Harlem, There Goes My Baby. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Drifters.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of The Drifters.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of The Drifters.

Charlie Rose

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Peete Rose Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows CBS This Morning, Person to Person, Charlie Rose. Accused of sexual misconduct.

Shirley Alston

Real/Birth Name:
Shirley Owens
Also Known As:
Shirley Alston Reeves
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead singer of the Rock n' Roll group The Shirelles. Songs Will You Love Me Tomorrow, Mama Said Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of The Shirelles.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of The Shirelles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of The Shirelles.

Jim Lampley

Real/Birth Name:
James Lampley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Bree Walker by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Commentator for HBO on boxing.

Catfish Hunter

Real/Birth Name:
James Augustus Hunter
Nickname(s):
Catfish
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died following a fall down the stairs at his home. Suffered from ALS. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1987. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1990. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1974. Cy Young Award 1974.

Fantasia

Real/Birth Name:
Fantasia Monique Barrino
Also Known As:
Fantasia Barrino
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
35, 18 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel style. TV show American Idol 3 winner for 2004. Song I Believe. Broadway play The Color Purple

Luke Appling

Real/Birth Name:
Luke Benjamin Appling
Nickname(s):
Old Aches and Pains
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Chicago White Sox. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1964. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1964. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Ted Brown

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Edward Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back. Teams North Carolina State University, Minnesota Vikings. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1995. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Hall of Fame 2014. College Football Hall of Fame 2013.

Hoyt Wilhelm

Real/Birth Name:
James Hoyt Wilhelm
Nickname(s):
Old Sarge
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, California Angels, Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers. Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame 2002. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1985. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1968.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Elizabeth Dennehy

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Hannah Dennehy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Game, Gattaca, Red Dragon, Hancock. TV series Charmed

Dian Parkinson

Real/Birth Name:
Dianna Lynn Batts
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

1965 US contestant at Miss World pageant. Model and prize presenter on TV show The Price is Right. Cover girl of magazine Playboy in December 1991, again in May 1993.

Dale Earnhardt

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Dale Earnhardt
Also Known As:
Dale Earnhardt Sr.
Nickname(s):
Ironhead
Mr. Restrictor Plate
The Man in Black
The Intimidator
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Died in a race car wreck at Daytona. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2006. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2001. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2010. Talladega Walk of Fame 1995. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2002. North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2004. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1994. Automotive Hall of Fame 2006. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2004.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Nickname(s):
Junior
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver, drives red #8 Chevrolet. Movie Herbie Fully Loaded. Talladega Walk of Fame 2003.

George Clinton

Real/Birth Name:
George Clinton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77, 4 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founer and member of Parliament-Funkadelic aka group P-Funk. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1997. Guitar Center RockWalk 1996 as a member of Parliament-Funkadelic.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of Parliament-Funkadelic.

Ralph Earnhardt

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Lee Earnhardt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2004. National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame 2007. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1997. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1989.

Jaime Pressly

Real/Birth Name:
Jaime Lynn Pressly
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
41, 12 days before her 42nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Spokesmodel for Liz Claiborne Cosmetics. Movies Not Another Teen Movie, Joe Dirt. TV series My Name Is Earl

William S. McArthur

Real/Birth Name:
William Surles McArthur Jr.
Also Known As:
William S. McArthur
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67, 8 days before his 68th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Retired Army captain. Missions: STS-58, STS-74, STS-92, Soyuz TMA-7

Charlie Daniels

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Edward Daniels
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Vocalist, fiddler, guitarist. Songs The Devil Went Down to Georgia, In America. Music City Walk of Fame 2009. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 1999. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2009. Country Music Hall of Fame 2016. Grand Ole Opry.

Kyle Petty

Real/Birth Name:
Kyle Eugene Petty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Involved with family business Petty Enterprises. Movie Stroker Ace. Talladega Walk of Fame 2004. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2010. Little League Hall of Excellence 2010.

Richard Petty

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Lee Petty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82, 16 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR champion, always car number 43. Trademark cowboy hat and sunglasses. In 1996, he was the Republican nominee for North Carolina Secretary of State, but was defeated. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1997. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1998. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2010. Talladega Walk of Fame 1995. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1989. North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 1997. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1973. Automotive Hall of Fame 2002. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1990.

Wednesday 13

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Poole
Also Known As:
Joe Nothing
Audrey 3
Buck Bourbon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
42, 25 days before his 43rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bands Wednesday 13, Murderdolls, Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13

Afeni Shakur

Real/Birth Name:
Alice Faye Williams
Also Known As:
Afeni Shakur Davis
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

sister of
aunt of
ex-wife of
Older than Mutulu Shakur by 3 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Early member Black Panther Party. Arrested 2010 on drug charges.

Roy Williams (coach)

Real/Birth Name:
Roy Allen Williams
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68, 14 days before his 69th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams University of Kansas, University of North Carolina. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2007. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Henry Iba Award 1990. Henry Iba Award 2006.

Randy Travis

Real/Birth Name:
Randy Bruce Traywick
Also Known As:
Randy Ray
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Albums Always and Forever, Heroes and Friends. Songs Forever and Ever, Amen, Point of Light. TV series Touched by an Angel. Suffered a stroke in 2013, unable to speak or sing. Grand Ole Opry. Music City Walk of Fame 2008. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. Movie The Rainmaker. Country Music Hall of Fame 2016.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 29 September 2004.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Joe Gibbs

Real/Birth Name:
Joe Jackson Gibbs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR and hot rod racing. Coach team Washington Redskins, St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Diego Chargers. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2016. Paul Brown Trophy 1983. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame. Washington Redskins Ring of Fame. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2020.

Jesse Helms

Real/Birth Name:
Jesse Alexander Helms Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

U.S. Senator from North Carolina for 5 terms. Conservative, anti-communist, pro-segregation, controversial. Was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Jo-Jo

Real/Birth Name:
Joel Hailey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than K-Ci by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Group Jodeci. Album Forever My Lady North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of Jodeci.

K-Ci

Real/Birth Name:
Cedric Hailey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Jo-Jo by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Group Jodeci. Album Forever My Lady North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of Jodeci.

Speedy Thompson

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Bruce Thompson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45, 1 day before his 46th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1984. Talladega Walk of Fame 2011.

Andy Griffith

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Samuel Griffith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Andy Griffith Show, Matlock. Movie A Face in the Crowd. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1999. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2010. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005. Television Hall of Fame 1991.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6418 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Frank Beamer

Real/Birth Name:
Franklin Mitchell Beamer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornerback. Team Virginia Tech University. Coach, teams Murray State University, Virginia Tech University. Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award 1999. Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award 1999. George Munger Award 1999. George Munger Award 2010. Paul "Bear" Bryant Award 1999. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 2016. Woody Hayes Trophy 1999. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 2018. Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award 1999. College Football Hall of Fame 2018. Dick Enberg Award 2019.

Dwight Stephenson

Real/Birth Name:
Dwight Eugene Stephenson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center. Teams University of Alabama, Miami Dolphins. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1994. Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Miami Dolphin Honor Roll 1994. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1998. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Dolphins Walk of Fame 2011. Walter Camp Man of the Year 2005. Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award 1985.

Max Roach

Real/Birth Name:
Maxwell Lemuel Roach
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz drummer, known for defining the style of drumming in jazz. Awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. International Percussive Art Society's Hall of Fame. Grammy Hall of Fame. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1980. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1991. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2005.

Ned Jarrett

Real/Birth Name:
Ned A. Jarrett
Nickname(s):
Gentleman Ned Jarrett
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver and two-time champion. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1991. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1973. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1990. Oceanside Rotary Club Stock Car Hall of Fame. National Auto Racing Hall of Fame. Jacksonville Florida Speedway Hall of Fame. American Auto Race Writers & Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1997. Talladega Walk of Fame 1997. North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2001. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2011. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1992.

Tori Amos

Real/Birth Name:
Myra Ellen Amos
Also Known As:
Ellen Amos
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
55, 35 days before her 56th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Scarlet's Walk. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2012.

Robert Byrd

Real/Birth Name:
Cornelius Calvin Sale Jr.
Also Known As:
Robert Carlyle Byrd
Robert C. Byrd
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

At age 1, his mother died, he was moved to live with his aunt and uncle, who renamed him Robert Carlyle Byrd. Served over 51 years as Democratic senator from West Virginia, 1959-2010, the longest service as senator in history. Previously a US Representative 1953-1959. Held offices of Majority Whip, Minority Leader, twice Majority Leader and President Pro Tempore of the Senate. Early in life he w| the KKK, and voted against civil rights, which he later regretted and apologized for.

Herb Thomas

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Watson Thomas
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1994. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1965. Talladega Walk of Fame 2005. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2013. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1992. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1998.

Charles E. Brady Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Eldon Brady Jr.
Nickname(s):
Chuck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54, 20 days before his 55th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: STS-78. Apparently suicide, self inflicted knife wounds in the woods outside his home on Orcas Island in Washington state.

J.B. Smoove

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Brooks
Also Known As:
JB Smoove
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Pootie Tang, Date Night, Mr. Deeds, We Bought a Zoo. TV series 'Til Death, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Bruce Matthews

Real/Birth Name:
Bruce Rankin Matthews
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57, 21 days before his 58th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
son of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Clay Matthews Jr. by 5 years.
father of
father of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Guard, center, tackle. Height 6' 5". Teams University of Southern California, Houston Oilers, Tennessee Titans. Morris Trophy 1982. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2007. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Titans/Oilers Hall of Fame 2002.

Clay Aiken

Real/Birth Name:
Clayton Holmes Grissom
Also Known As:
Clayton Aiken
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

2003 #2 finalist TV show American Idol: The Search for a Superstar

Emily Procter

Real/Birth Name:
Emily Mallory Procter
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series CSI: Miami, The West Wing. Movies Breast Men, Big Momma's House 2, Jerry Maguire

Lee Petty

Real/Birth Name:
Lee Arnold Petty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 22 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

One of the pioneers of NASCAR. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1969. Talladega Walk of Fame 1999. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1996. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2011. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1966. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1994.

The-Dream

Real/Birth Name:
Terius Youngdell Nash
Also Known As:
Dream
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Nivea by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Album Love Me All Summer, Hate Me All Winter. Wrote songs for Madonna, Britney Spears and others.

Buck Leonard

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Fenner Leonard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First baseman, Negro Leagues teams Brooklyn Royal Giants, Homestead Grays. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1972. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1973. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame 2010.

Kay Kyser

Real/Birth Name:
James King Kern Kyser
Nickname(s):
The Ol' Perfessor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band The Kay Kyser Band in the 1930s. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 1999. National Radio Hall of Fame 1990.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Thelonious Monk

Real/Birth Name:
Thelonious Sphere Monk
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1963. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1980. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7055 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 24 July 1989.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Enos Slaughter

Real/Birth Name:
Enos Bradsher Slaughter
Nickname(s):
Country
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder. Teams St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1985. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1999. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1964. St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame.

Elizabeth Dole

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Elizabeth Hanford
Also Known As:
Elizabeth Hanford Dole
Nickname(s):
Liddy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
82, 11 days before her 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Bob Dole by 13 years.

Brief Facts:

Republican Senator from North Carolina 2003-. Secretary of Transportation from 1983 to 1987 under Ronald Reagan. Secretary of Labor from 1989 to 1990 under George H.W. Bush. President of the American Red Cross. National Women's Hall of Fame 1995.

Bobby Bell

Real/Birth Name:
Bobby Lee Bell
Also Known As:
Bobby Lee Bell Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 31 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker/defensive end. Team Kansas City Chiefs. Chiefs Hall of Fame 1980. College Football Hall of Fame 1991. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1987. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983. Outland Trophy 1962. Holiday Bowl Hall of Fame. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 2006. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 2016. UPI Lineman of the Year 1962.

David Thompson

Real/Birth Name:
David O'Neil Thompson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shooting guard, small forward. Teams North Carolina State University, Denver Nuggets, Seattle SuperSonics. 13,422 points, 22.1 per game. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1975. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Naismith College Player of the Year 1975. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1996. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Don Gibson

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Eugene Gibson
Nickname(s):
The Sad Poet
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote songs I Can't Stop Loving You, Oh Lonesome Me, Sweet Dreams, Blue Blue Day. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2010. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1973. Country Music Hall of Fame 2001. Grand Ole Opry.

Earl Scruggs

Real/Birth Name:
Earl Eugene Scruggs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Foggy Mountain Breakdown, The Ballad of Jed Clampett with Lester Flatt in duo Flatt & Scruggs. Invented the three-finger roll on the banjo. Joined the group Blue Grass Boys. International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame 1991. Country Music Hall of Fame 1985. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. National Medal of Arts 1992. Grand Ole Opry. American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame 2014. Country Music Hall of Fame 1985 as a member of Flatt & Scruggs.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of Flatt & Scruggs.

Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 13 February 2003.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Claude Gibson

Real/Birth Name:
Claude Gibson
Also Known As:
Claude "Hoot" Gibson
Nickname(s):
Hoot
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NFL teams San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 2007.

Scotty Wiseman

Real/Birth Name:
Scott Greene Wiseman
Also Known As:
Scotty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Lulu Belle, until he died.
Older than Lulu Belle by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Group Lulu Belle and Scotty. Illinois Country Music Hall of Fame. Song Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971.

Thomas Marshburn

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Marshburn
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: STS-127

Jody Rainwater

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Edward Johnson
Also Known As:
Little Jody Rainwater
Little Jody
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
91 or 92
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

String bass with the group Foggy Mountain Boys. Radio DJ.

Johnny Oates

Real/Birth Name:
Johnny Lane Oates
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58, 28 days before his 59th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher for MLB teams Baltimore Orioles, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees. Manager for teams Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers. Died of a brain tumor. Texas Rangers Hall of Fame 2003. Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame 1983. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 2003. Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame 2010. Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award 1996.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Scrapper Blackwell

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Hillman Blackwell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues guitarist. Song How Long, How Long Blues. Shot and killed during a mugging. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2012.

Stonewall Jackson (musician)

Real/Birth Name:
Stonewall Jackson
Also Known As:
Wade Jackson
David Waymond Jackson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Named for the Confederate soldier,. Songs Waterloo, B.J. the D.J., Me and You and a Dog Named Boo. NACMAI Hall of Fame 2005. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2012. Grand Ole Opry. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 2003.

Harry Gant

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Phil Gant
Nickname(s):
Handsome Harry
Mr. September
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver, number 33 car. Movies Days of Thunder, Stroker Ace. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2000. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2006. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2003. Talladega Walk of Fame 1999.

Nina Simone

Real/Birth Name:
Eunice Kathleen Waymon
Also Known As:
Dr. Nina Simone
Nickname(s):
The High Priestess of Soul
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Unusually low vocal range. Civil rights activist. Songs My Baby Just Cares for Me, I Put a Spell on You, Four Women, I Loves You Porgy, Feeling Good, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, Sinnerman, To Be Young, Gifted and Black, Ain't Got No/I Got Life, I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1994. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2002. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018.

Junkyard Dog

Real/Birth Name:
Sylvester Ritter
Also Known As:
Leroy Rochester
Stagger Lee
Big Daddy Ritter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro wrestler known for head butts. Died in a car accident.

Murray Hamilton

Real/Birth Name:
George Murray Hamilton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Jaws, Jaws 2, The Amityville Horror. Broadway play Mister Roberts

Benny Parsons

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Stewart Parsons
Nickname(s):
BP
The Professor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Movie Stroker Ace. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1995. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1994. Talladega Walk of Fame 1995. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2005. North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2008. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1998. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2017.

Junior Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Glenn Johnson Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Last American Hero
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Early driver in NASCAR racing. Car owner. Imprisoned for moonshining. Credited with discovering drafting as a race strategy. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1973. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2010. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990. Talladega Walk of Fame 1998. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1991. North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2000. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1992. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1991.

Gaylord Perry

Real/Birth Name:
Gaylord Jackson Perry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Jim Perry by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2009. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1991. San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame 2011. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 2000. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1973. Cy Young Award 1972. Cy Young Award 1978. Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame 2012.

Jim Perry

Real/Birth Name:
James Evan Perry Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Gaylord Perry by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers, Oakland Athletics. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1973. Twins Hall of Fame 2010. Twins Hall of Fame 2011. Cy Young Award 1970.

David Brinkley

Real/Birth Name:
David McClure Brinkley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 29 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-anchor, TV show The Huntley-Brinkley Report. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1996. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1996. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992. Television Hall of Fame 1988.

Meadowlark Lemon

Real/Birth Name:
Meadow George Lemon III
Nickname(s):
Clown Prince of Basketball
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

More than 16,000 games with the basketball team The Harlem Globetrotters. Movie The Fish That Ate Pittsburgh. Later owner of a team and part owner of another. Later also a minister. Later owner of a team and part owner of another. Later also a minister. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2003. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1975.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team The Harlem Globetrotters for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Roman Gabriel

Real/Birth Name:
Roman Ildonzo Gabriel Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78, 18 days before his 79th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles. As coach, teams Cal Poly Pomona, Boston Breakers, Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks. Bert Bell Award 1969. College Football Hall of Fame 1989. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1971.

Shot Jackson

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Bradley Jackson
Nickname(s):
Buckshot
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Session player. Worked for Kitty Wells, Roy Acuff. Steel Guitar Hall of Fame.

Sonny Jurgensen

Real/Birth Name:
Christian Adolph Jurgensen III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 2003. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983. Washington Redskins Ring of Fame. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1971. Eagles Hall of Fame 1987. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame. NFL Player of the Year 1966. NFL Player of the Year 1969. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 1979.

Julius Peppers

Real/Birth Name:
Julius Frazier Peppers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive end. Teams University of North Carolina, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers. Bill Willis Trophy 2001. Chuck Bednarik Award 2001. Rotary Lombardi Award 2001.

Jethro Pugh

Real/Birth Name:
Jethro Pugh Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75, 15 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive tackle/end. Team Dallas Cowboys. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1980. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2016.

9th Wonder

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Douthit
Also Known As:
Pat Douthit
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

From Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Producer for group Little Brother. Album The Minstrel Show

B.o.B.

Real/Birth Name:
Bobby Ray Simmons Jr.
Also Known As:
B.O.B.
Bobby Ray
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Haterz Everywhere, Nothin' on You

Carl Eller

Real/Birth Name:
Carl Eller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive end. Teams University of Minnesota, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks. Served 60 days for misdemeanors. Active in support of sleep apnea awareness. College Football Hall of Fame 2006. Minnesota Vikings Ring of Honor 2002. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1991. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2004. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2008.

General Crowder

Real/Birth Name:
Alvin Floyd Crowder
Nickname(s):
Yankee Killer
General
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns, Detroit Tigers. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1967.

George Hamilton IV

Real/Birth Name:
George Hege Hamilton IV
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81, 1 day before his 82nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Not related to actor George Hamilton. Songs Abilene, She's a Little Bit Country. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2010. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Grand Ole Opry.

Happy Hairston

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Hairston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58, 30 days before his 59th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball teams Los Angeles Lakers, Cincinnati Royals as a forward.

Howard Cosell

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Cohen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 29 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Television Academy Hall of Fame 2001. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1993. Television Hall of Fame 1993. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1993. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 1995. NSMA Hall of Fame 1993.

Kathryn Grayson

Real/Birth Name:
Zelma Kathryn Hedrick
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 8 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie musicals Show Boat, Anchors Aweigh, Kiss Me Kate. Broadway musical Camelot. Sang in operas.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Pam Grier

Real/Birth Name:
Pamela Suzette Grier
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

TV series Miami Vice. Movie The Ghosts of Mars

Lara Trump

Real/Birth Name:
Lara Yunaska
Also Known As:
Lara Trump-Yunaska
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Older than Eric Trump by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Makes videos for her father-in-law. Equestrian. Graduate of a French culinary institute.

Mo Cowan

Real/Birth Name:
William Cowan
Nickname(s):
Mo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Appointed senator from Massachusetts beginning February 1, 2013 when John Kerry resigned.
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