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Nicknamed the "Kansas Comet", Gale Sayers tallied 4,956 yards and 39 TDs on 991 totes, averaging 5.0 yards per carry with the Chicago Bears. He was named a first-team All-Pro each of his first five seasons, and a four-time Pro Bowler. Sayers was named the NFL Rookie of
John Turner was a Canadian politician and lawyer who served as the 17th prime minister of Canada from June 30 to September 17, 1984.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court and a pioneering advocate for women’s rights.
Frederick Nathaniel "Toots" Hibbert was the singer and songwriter for Toots and The Maytals whose hits include "Pressure Drop," "Monkey Man" and "Do The Reggay," the last of which is said to have given the genre its name.
Diana Rigg became a 1960s style icon as secret agent Emma Peel in TV series "The Avengers." She also starred in spy thriller "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" as the only woman ever to marry James Bond, and played Olenna Tyrell in "Game of Thrones."
Lou Brock was a six-time MLB All Star who won two World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals and retired as the all-time league leader in stolen bases (938). Only Rickey Henderson stole more bases.
Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, a three-time Cy Young Award winner and 12-time all-star, was a member of the 1969 "Miracle Mets". He won 311 games and had a 2.86 earned-run average over a 20-year major league career that spanned from 1967-1986.
Clifford Robinson played 18 seasons in the NBA, the first 8 seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers where he received the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 1993 and was selected as an All-Star in 1994.
He played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe.
Dale Hawerchuk played in the National Hockey League for 16 seasons. He won the NHL's Calder Memorial Trophy as the league's Rookie of the Year in 1982 and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in his second year of eligibility in 2001. He scored 518 goals and 1,
He was the singer, guitarist and actor whose first album included a version of "If I Had a Hammer", which earned a Golden Disc for him. His other hits included "Lemon Tree", "I'm Comin' Home, Cindy" and "Sally Was a Good Old Girl".
This morning I learned Doug Taylor had passed away. Doug covered the history of this city like no other. His blog at tayloronhistory.com was a tremendous resource and he will be sorely missed. Scadding Cabin—Toronto’s oldest surviving structure https://t.co/mCkfmYY6Zt pic.twitter.com/cvfQ95FoUZ —
Wilford Brimley was 85. He was the character actor best known for his roles in The China Syndrome, The Thing, The Natural and Cocoon.
Eddie Shack was 83. He played for six NHL teams including the Toronto Maple Leafs where he won four Stanley Cups.
Regis Philbin was 88. He was the host of Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee, Live! with Regis and Kelly and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? who logged more than 15,000 hours on the air, earning him recognition in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most
John Lewis was 80. He was the civil rights leader who was one of the "Big Six" leaders of groups who organized the 1963 March on Washington, played many key roles in the Civil Rights Movement and its actions to end legalized racial segregation in the United States.
Kelly Preston was 57. She was the actress who starred in such films as Mischief, Spacecamp, Twins and Jerry Maguire.
Charlie Daniels was 83. He was the country musician best known for the hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."
Ennio Morricone was 91. He was the Oscar-winning Italian composer who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic spaghetti western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and often haunting soundtracks for such classic Hollywood gangster movies as The Untouchables and the epic Once Upon A Time In America. In
Hugh Downs was 99. His career in broadcasting spanned more than half a century during which he anchored the Today Show, was Johnny Carson’s first sidekick, and anchored 20/20 with Barbara Walters.
Carl Reiner was 98. He was a legend of American comedy, having achieved great success as a comic actor, a director, producer and recording artist. He has won nine Emmy Awards, three as an actor, four as a writer and two as a producer. He also won a Grammy Award
Joel Schumacher was 80. He was the film director who directed such movies as St. Elmo's Fire, The Lost Boys, Falling Down, The Client, A Time to Kill, 8MM, Tigerland and a couple of Batman movies I didn't particularly care for.
Ian Holm was 88. He was the classically trained and retired Shakespearean performer was best known for playing Ash in his 1979 Hollywood debut Alien and Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Jerry Sloan was 78. He was the longtime Utah Jazz head coach who led the team to the NBA Finals twice and ranks third among NBA coaches on the all-time wins list, racking up 1,223 Jazz coaching wins and 20 trips to the NBA Playoffs.
Fred Willard was 86. He was the comedic actor best known for his roles in the Rob Reiner mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap; the Christopher Guest mockumentary films Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, Mascots; and the Anchorman films.