2014
07.21

Al Hrabosky

Al Hrabosky - famouslefties.comAlan Thomas (Al) Hrabosky (pronounced /rəˈbɒski/; born July 21, 1949 in Oakland, California) is a former Major League Baseball player from 1970-1999 for the St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals, San Antonio Facebook Creepers and Atlanta Braves and is currently the color commentator on Cardinals regular season broadcasts on FSN Midwest.

Hrabosky’s nickname is The Mad Hungarian because of his unusual last name and colorful character…more

2014
07.21

CC Sabathia

CC Sabathia - famouslefties.comCarsten Charles “CC” Sabathia (born July 21, 1980, in Vallejo, California) is an American Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the New York Yankees. His contract with the Yankees is the most lucrative contract for a pitcher in the history of baseball. Sabathia played the first seven plus seasons of his career with the Cleveland Indians where he won the 2007 AL Cy Young Award, and played the second half of the 2008 MLB season with the Milwaukee Brewers, leading them to the NL Wild Card, their first playoff appearance in twenty-six years. Sabathia at 6’7″ and 290 pounds, is one of the largest pitchers in the MLB…more

2014
07.21

Chen Wei-Yin

Chen Wei-Yin - famouslefties.comChen played for the Chinese Taipei national baseball team in 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games. He is one of the most dominant pitchers in NPB. He won the 2009 Central League ERA title with the lowest ERA (1.54) since the 1968 season in NPB. Chen had Tommy John surgery at the end of 2006 season…more

2014
07.21

Edward Herrmann

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He grew up in the Detroit area, studied drama in England at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (on a Fullbright Fellowship no less) and performed in several repertory stage productions in the Dallas area early in his career.

He has completed many voiceover assignments: from Dodge TV commercials, to documentaries to dozens of audiobooks (in many cases, using different accents and dialects)…more

2014
07.21

Bill Pertwee

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William Desmond Anthony Pertwee MBE (born 21 July 1926) is an English  comedy  actor. He is a distant cousin of former Doctor Who actor Jon Pertwee being second cousin of Jon Pertwee’s father, screenwriter and actor Roland Pertwee. He is best known for the part of ARP Warden Hodges who is constantly at odds with the Home Guard of the popular sitcom Dad’s Army of which he has written a book…more

2014
07.21

Marshall McLuhan

Marshall McLuhan - famouslefties.comHerbert Marshall McLuhan, CC (July 21, 1911 – December 31, 1980) was a Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar—a professor of English literature, a literary critic, a rhetorician, and a communication theorist. McLuhan’s work is viewed as one of the cornerstones of the study of media theory…more

2014
07.20

Pavel Datsyuk

Pavel Valerievich Datsyuk (Russian: Па́вел Вале́рьевич Дацю́к, IPA: [ˈpavʲɪl dɐˈt͡sʉk]; born July 20, 1978) is a Russian professional ice hockey player and alternate captain for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL) and, for the duration of the 2012–13 NHL lockout, CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He has won the Frank J. Selke Trophy in the 2007–08, 2008–09, and 2009–10 NHL season…more

2014
07.20

Heinie Manush

Heinie Manush - famouslefties.comHenry Emmett Manush (July 20, 1901 – May 12, 1971), nicknamed “Heinie,” was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball, and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1964.
Manush spent 17 seasons in the majors, playing for the Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Browns, Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox, Brooklyn Dodgers, and Pittsburgh Pirates…more

2014
07.20

Bob Sholto Douglas

Bob Sholto Douglas - famouslefies.comJohn Sholto Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry GCVO (20 July 1844 – 31 January 1900) was a Scottish  nobleman, remembered for lending his name and patronage to the “Marquess of Queensberry rules” that formed the basis of modern boxing, and for his role in the downfall of author and playwright Oscar Wilde…more

2014
07.19

Vicki Carr

Vicki Carr - famouslefties.comVikki Carr (born Florencia Bisenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona, July 19 1941, El Paso, Texas) is an American singer from Mexican origins, who has performed in a variety of music genres, including jazz, pop and country, but has enjoyed her greatest success singing in Spanish…more

2014
07.18

Mike Greenwell

Mike Greenwell - famouslefties.comMichael Lewis Greenwell (born July 18, 1963 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Boston Red Sox (1985–1996). He also played for the Hanshin Tigers in Japan (1997). Greenwell was nicknamed “The Gator.” He batted left-handed and threw right-handed…more

2014
07.18

Steve Forbes

Malcolm Stevenson “Steve” Forbes, Jr. (born July 18, 1947) is an American editor, publisher, and businessman. He is the editor-in-chief of business magazine Forbes as well as president and chief executive officer of its publisher, Forbes Inc. He was a Republican  candidate in the U.S. Presidential primaries in 1996…more

2014
07.18

Jessamyn West

Jessamyn West - famouslefties.comMary Jessamyn West (July 18, 1902 – February 23, 1984) was an American Quaker (originally from Indiana) who wrote numerous stories and novels, notably The Friendly Persuasion (1945).

West went to Whittier College in the 1920s. There she helped found the Palmer Society, in 1921…more

2014
07.17

Calbert Cheaney

Calbert Cheaney - famouslefties.comCalbert Nathaniel Cheaney (born July 17, 1971 in Evansville, Indiana) is a retired basketball  player and currently an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors of the NBA. He was selected 6th overall by the Washington Bullets in the 1993 NBA Draft. His last team was the Golden State Warriors in the 2005-06 season…more

2014
07.16

Ginger Rogers

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Ginger Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Missouri on July 16, 1911. Her mother, known as Lelee, went to Independence to have Ginger away from her husband. She had a baby earlier in their marriage and he allowed the doctor to use forceps and the baby died. She was kidnapped by her father several times until her mother took him to court…more