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Bob Crippen
space, military, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Laurel Crippen
Also Known As:
Robert Crippen
Nickname(s):
Crip
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Brief Facts:

Pilot of the first orbital test flight of the Space Shuttle program and commander of three additional shuttle missions.

Space Missions:

STS-1
Shuttle Columbia, launched April 12, 1981

Duration: 2d 6h.
STS-41-C
Shuttle Challenger, launched April 06, 1984

Duration: 6d 23h.
STS-41-G
Shuttle Challenger, launched October 05, 1984

Duration: 8d 5h.
STS-7
Shuttle Challenger, launched June 18, 1983

Duration: 6d 2h.

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Bubba Smith
football, actor, model

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Aaron Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

6' 7" defensive end. Teams University of Michigan, Baltimore Colts, Oakland Raiders, Houston Oilers. Movies Stroker Ace, Silence of the Hams, Police Academy and its next five sequels. Miller Lite commercials.

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Frank Robinson
baseball, manager, coach, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Robinson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder and manager. Teams Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, California Angels, Cleveland Indians. The first African-American hired as manager. As manager, teams Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles, Montreal Expos / Washington Nationals. As coach, teams California Angels, Milwaukee Brewers, Baltimore Orioles.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard (special)20 June 2008 as a member of team Los Angeles Dodgers.

Johnny Winter
blues, singer, musician, producer

Real/Birth Name:
John Dawson Winter III
Gender:
Male
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:

Produced albums featuring Muddy Waters.

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L.Q. Jones
actor, director, producer, writer, western

Real/Birth Name:
Justice Ellis McQueen Jr.
Also Known As:
Justus Ellis McQueen
L. Q. Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Mask of Zorro, Prairie Home Companion, The Wild Bunch, Battle Cry, White Line Fever, Lone Wolf McQuade. TV series The Virginian, Wagon Train.

Larry Graham
musician, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
Larry Graham Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Inventor of the slapping technique for bass guitar. Member of group Sly & The Family Stone. Founder and frontman for band Graham Central Station.

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Walter "Buddy" Davis
track, basketball

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Francis Davis
Also Known As:
Walt Davis
Nickname(s):
Buddy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 8 inches (203.2 cm)

Brief Facts:

Had polio as a child. High jump. Olympic Gold Medal 1952. Forward, center, pro basketball teams Philadelphia Warriors, St. Louis Hawks.

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