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  • Les Paul: Born: 1915-06-09 - Died: 2009-08-13
    Paul was a former jazz guitarist and electronic mastermind. He pioneered the development of the solid-body electric guitar, which paved the way for rock-n-roll.
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver: Born: 1921-07-10 - Died: 2009-08-11
    Shriver was a member of the prominent Kennedy family, younger sister to John F. Kennedy. She helped found the Special Olympics during the 1960s.
    John Hughes: Born: 1950-02-08 - Died: 2009-08-06
    Hughes was a writer, director and producer of some of the most popular movies from the 80’s & 90’s. Some of his work includes The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, Weird Science, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Home Alone, National Lampoon’s Vacation, among others.
    Robert McNamara: Born: 1916-06-09 - Died: 2009-07-06
    McNamara was the eighth Secretary of Defense, serving for Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson from 1961 to 1968. After his Defense Secretary days were done he served as President of the World Bank from 1968 until 1981. McNamara is credited with the institution of systems analysis in public policy, which developed into […]
    Steve McNair: Born: 1973-02-14 - Died: 2009-07-04
    Steve LaTreal McNair, who was often referred to as “Air” McNair played quarterback in the National Football League. After playing for Alcorn State University, he was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1995, and went to the Tennessee Titans when the Oilers relocated to Nashville and changed their name.
    Karl Malden: Born: 1912-03-22 - Died: 2009-07-01
    Malden was an Academy winning actor that had a career that spanned over 70 years. He is probably best remembered for his roles in classic films such as: A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront and One-Eyed Jacks. You may remember him from his famed role of Mike Stone on the 1970s crime drama, The […]
    Fred Travalena: Born: 1942-10-06 - Died: 2009-06-28
    Travalena was a comedian who specialized in impersonations and was commonly known as “The Man of a Thousand Faces”. He began his career on “The ABC Comedy Hour” and the “Dean Martin Roasts”. Travalena also lent his voice talents to several cartoons during the 1970s. Travalena appeared at casino theaters in Las Vegas, Reno and […]
    Billy Mays: Born: 1958-20-06 - Died: 2009-06-28
    Mays was a television direct-response pitchman who is known for promoting OxiClean, Orange Glo and dozens of other products. His trademark blue shirt, beard and loud sales pitches make him one of the most recognizable people on television. Mays began his pitchman career on the Atlantic City boardwalk. Later Mays worked various home shows, auto […]
    Gale Storm: Born: 1922-04-05 - Died: 2009-06-27
    Storm was an American actress and singer who is probably best remembered for her stints on “My Little Margie” ad “The Gale Storm Show”. When Storm was 17 two of her teachers urged her to enter the “Gateway to Hollywood” contest, broadcasting on the CBS Radio studios. First prize was a one-year contract with a […]
    Michael Jackson: Born: 1958-08-29 - Died: 2009-06-25
    Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana to a working class family on August 29, 1958. His father, Joseph, was a steel mill employee and often performed in various R&B groups. His mother was a stay at home mom and a devout Jehovah’s Witness. Michael was the seventh of nine children; his siblings include Rebbie, […]