People

Mike Saxon

born July 10th, 1962

Michael Eric Saxon (born July 10, 1962) is a former American football punter in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings. He played college football at San Diego State University. He won Super Bowl XXVII with the Cowboys over the Buffalo Bills.

Mike Scarry

born February 1st, 1920

Michael Joseph “Mo” Scarry was an American football player and coach. He grew up in Pennsylvania, and played football in college at Waynesburg College in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania and went on to join the Cleveland Rams in the National Football League (NFL) as a center following a stint in the U.S. Army during World War II. The Rams moved to Los Angeles after winning the 1945 NFL championship, and Scarry elected to stay in Cleveland and play for the Cleveland Browns under coach Paul Brown in the new All-America Football Conference (AAFC). The Browns won the AAFC championship in 1946 and 1947 while Scarry was on the team.

Mike Schooler

born August 10th, 1962

Michael Ralph Schooler (born August 10, 1962) is an American former professional baseball player. Schooler pitched in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1988-1993 for the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers. He attended Garden Grove High School in Garden Grove, California, Cal State Fullerton and Golden West College.

Mike Schultz

born November 28th, 1979

Michael Alan Schultz (born November 28, 1979) is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Mike Scott

born April 26th, 1955

Michael Warren Scott (born April 26, 1955) is an American right-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets and the Houston Astros. He won the National League Cy Young Award in 1986. Scott is part of a select group of pitchers that have thrown a no-hitter and struck out 300 batters in the same season.

Mike Selvey

born April 25th, 1948

Michael Walter William Selvey, known as Mike Selvey, is an English former Test and county cricketer, and now a cricket writer and commentator.

Mike Sherrard

born June 21st, 1963

Michael Watson Sherrard (born June 21, 1963) is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants, and Denver Broncos. He played college football at UCLA.

Mike Shinoda

born February 11th, 1977

Michael Kenji Shinoda is an American musician, singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He co-founded the rock band Linkin Park in 1996 and is the band's co-lead vocalist, as well as rhythm guitarist, keyboardist, primary songwriter and producer. Shinoda later created a hip-hop-driven side project, Fort Minor, in 2004. He has also served as a producer for tracks and albums by artists such as Lupe Fiasco, Styles of Beyond, and the X-Ecutioners.

Mike Simms

born January 12th, 1967

Michael Howard Simms (born January 12, 1967) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He played all or parts of nine seasons in the majors between 1990 and 1999. Six of those seasons (1990–92 and 1994–96) were spent with the Houston Astros, and three (1997–99) with the Texas Rangers.

Mike Small (golfer)

born March 4th, 1966

Mike Small is an American professional golfer and college golf coach.

Mike Smith

born August 27th, 1972

Michael Smith (born August 27, 1972) is a Canadian actor, screenwriter, comedian and musician. He is best known for his portrayal of Bubbles and co-writer of the cult classic television program, films and stage production Trailer Park Boys. He was also the guitarist for the Canadian rock band Sandbox. Smith earned a degree in English from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. For a short time in 2006, he was engaged to actress Nichole Hiltz.

Mike Smithson

born January 21st, 1955

Billy Mike Smithson (born January 21, 1955) is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) right-handed pitcher who played for the Texas Rangers, Minnesota Twins, and Boston Red Sox from 1982 to 1989.

Mike Solwold

born September 30th, 1977

Michael Stuart Solwold (born September 30, 1977) is a former American football long snapper and tight end in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens, and New England Patriots. He played college football at the University of Wisconsin.

Mike Squires

born March 5th, 1952

Michael Lynn Squires is an American former Major League Baseball player who played for the Chicago White Sox primarily as a first baseman in 1975 and from 1977 to 1985. He won the American League Gold Glove Award at first base in 1981. Squires was best known as a defensive player, often coming on in late inning situations when the White Sox had a slim lead. He did not have the typical power associated with a corner infielder, never hitting more than two home runs in a season. Nonetheless, he was a valuable member of the White Sox of the early Tony La Russa era, particularly in their 1983 AL West championship run.

Mike Stanley

born June 25th, 1963

Robert Michael Stanley (born June 25, 1963) is an American former college and professional baseball player who was a catcher in Major League Baseball for fifteen years. Stanley played college baseball for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally with the Texas Rangers (1986–1991), New York Yankees (1992–1995, 1997), Boston Red Sox (1996–1997, 1998–2000), Toronto Blue Jays (1998) and Oakland Athletics (2000).

Mike Stanton

born June 2nd, 1967

Michael Thomas Stanton (born September 25, 1952) is a former professional baseball pitcher. Stanton pitched in all or parts of seven seasons in Major League Baseball between 1975 and 1985. Stanton was drafted on three occasions, by the Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Royals, and Texas Rangers before signing with the Houston Astros in 1973. He pitched briefly for the Astros in 1975, then bounced around the minors for the next four years, including a stint in the ill-fated Inter-American League in 1979. He resurfaced in the majors with the Cleveland Indians in 1980, and this time he was there for good, pitching an additional 270 games (all but one in relief) for the Indians and the Seattle Mariners before finishing up with the Chicago White Sox in 1985.

Mike Stanton

born September 25th, 1952

Michael Thomas Stanton (born September 25, 1952) is a former professional baseball pitcher. Stanton pitched in all or parts of seven seasons in Major League Baseball between 1975 and 1985. Stanton was drafted on three occasions, by the Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Royals, and Texas Rangers before signing with the Houston Astros in 1973. He pitched briefly for the Astros in 1975, then bounced around the minors for the next four years, including a stint in the ill-fated Inter-American League in 1979. He resurfaced in the majors with the Cleveland Indians in 1980, and this time he was there for good, pitching an additional 270 games (all but one in relief) for the Indians and the Seattle Mariners before finishing up with the Chicago White Sox in 1985.

Mike Starr (musician)

born April 4th, 1966

Michael Christopher Starr was an American musician best known as the original bassist for the rock band Alice in Chains, with which he played from the band's formation in 1987 until January 1993. He was also a member of Sato, Gypsy Rose, Sun Red Sun and Days of the New.

Mike Stepovich

died February 14th, 2014

Michael Anthony Stepovich was an American lawyer and politician who served as the last non-acting Governor of the Territory of Alaska. Stepovich served as Territorial Governor from 1957 to 1958, and Alaska was given U.S. statehood in 1959.

Mike Stroud (physician)

born April 17th, 1955

Prof Michael Adrian Stroud, OBE, FRCP is an expert on human health under extreme conditions. He became widely known when he partnered with Ranulph Fiennes on polar expeditions.

Mike Sullivan

born December 22nd, 1967

Michael Gerard Sullivan (born December 22, 1967) is a former American football offensive lineman and current assistant offensive line coach for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. He played in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played college football at the University of Miami.

Mike Taylor (basketball player)

born January 21st, 1986

Michael Rene Taylor is an American former professional basketball player. He played college basketball for Chipola College and Iowa State. First player in NBA history to be drafted from NBA D-League

Mike Terrana

born January 21st, 1960

Mike Terrana is an American hard rock and heavy metal drummer. His first professional work was in 1984 with the MCA band Hanover Fist from Toronto, Canada, after which he recorded and toured with other bands, playing many styles of music in western New York state. Between 1987 and 1997, he was based in Los Angeles and worked with various virtuoso guitarists, including Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony Macalpine, and Steve Lukather, and bands like Kuni and Beau Nasty.

Mike Thackwell

born March 30th, 1961

Michael Christopher Thackwell is a former racing driver from New Zealand, who participated in a number of prominent racing categories, including Formula 1. The fifth youngest driver ever to qualify for a Grand Prix, he participated in five of them, making his first start on 28 September 1980 at the Canadian Grand Prix. He scored no championship points. He had previously attempted unsuccessfully to qualify for the Dutch Grand Prix which was held on 31 August 1980.

Mike the Headless Chicken

April 20th, 1945 - March 17th, 1947

Mike the Headless Chicken was a male Wyandotte chicken that lived for 18 months after his head had been cut off, surviving because most of his brain stem remained intact and it did not bleed to death due to a blood clot. After the loss of his head, Mike achieved national fame until his death in March 1947. In Fruita, Colorado, United States, an annual "Mike the Headless Chicken Day" is held in May.

Mike Thompson

born September 6th, 1949

Michael Wayne Thompson (born September 6, 1949) is a former right-handed Major League Baseball pitcher who played in the big leagues in 1971 and from 1973 to 1975 for the Washington Senators, St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves. Prior to playing professionally, he attended Ponca City High School in Ponca City, Oklahoma. In 54 big league appearances (29 starts), Thompson went 1–15 (.063) with a 4.86 ERA. In 1642⁄3 innings, he allowed 158 hits, walked 128 batters and struck out 113 batters.

Mike Timlin

born March 10th, 1966

Michael August Timlin is an American former professional baseball relief pitcher. Timlin played on four World Series championship teams in an 18-year career; the 1992 Toronto Blue Jays, 1993 Toronto Blue Jays, 2004 Boston Red Sox, and 2007 Boston Red Sox.

Mike Todd

died March 22nd, 1958

Michael Todd was an American theater and film producer, celebrated for his 1956 Around the World in 80 Days, which won an Academy Award for Best Picture. Actress Elizabeth Taylor was his third wife. Todd was the third of Taylor's seven husbands, and the only one whom Taylor did not divorce. Todd died in a private plane accident a year after their marriage. He was the driving force behind the development of the eponymous Todd-AO widescreen film format.

Mike Tomlin

born March 15th, 1972

Michael Pettaway Tomlin is an American football coach who is the head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). Since joining the Steelers in 2007, he has led the team to eleven playoff runs, seven division titles, three AFC Championship Games, two Super Bowl appearances, and a title in Super Bowl XLIII. At age 36, Tomlin became the youngest head coach to win the Super Bowl, a record which was later broken by Sean McVay in Super Bowl LVI. Tomlin holds the record for most consecutive non-losing seasons to begin a coaching career with 17 and has never had a losing season. Only Tom Landry (21) and Bill Belichick (19) have had longer such streaks at any point in their coaching careers. Upon Belichick's departure from the New England Patriots following the 2023 season, Tomlin is the NFL's longest-tenured active head coach.

Mike Tyson

born July 27th, 1993

Michael Jamont'e Tyson (born July 27, 1993) is an American football safety who is a free agent. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the sixth round, 187th overall of the 2017 NFL Draft. He played college football at Cincinnati.

Mike Ulufale

born February 1st, 1972

Michael Fuimaono Ulufale (born February 1, 1972) is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Brigham Young University and was drafted in the third round of the 1996 NFL Draft.

Mike Vanderjagt

born March 24th, 1970

Michael John Vanderjagt is a Canadian former football placekicker who played in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons, primarily with the Indianapolis Colts. He served as the Colts' placekicker from 1998 to 2005 and was a member of the Dallas Cowboys during his final NFL season in 2006. Vanderjagt also played for four seasons in the Canadian Football League (CFL), where he spent three seasons with the Toronto Argonauts and one with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
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