The Griffeys

August 31, 2016 2

The Griffeys are the first father-and-son tandem to play on the same major league baseball team. George Kenneth Griffey Sr. was born in Donora, Pennsylvania—an…

Shaun Alexander

August 30, 2016 0

The shelf life of an NFL running back can be short. Shaun Edward Alexander was born in Florence, Kentucky—just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati—on…

Athens Olympics

August 29, 2016 2

The Olympic Games are the world’s foremost sports competition. Inspired by the ancient games held in Olympia, Greece, from the eighth century BC to the…

Dale Earnhardt

August 26, 2016 0

“The Intimidator” backed down to no one. Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr. was born in Kannapolis, North Carolina—a cotton mill town outside Charlotte—April 29, 1951.  He…

Althea Gibson

August 25, 2016 0

Althea Neale Gibson’s contributions to the civil rights movement were done with a tennis racquet. Born in Silver, South Carolina, on this date in 1927,…