August 16th, 1942 - September 19th, 2021
John Spurley Challis (16 August 1942 – 19 September 2021) was an English actor. He had an extensive theatre and television career but is best known for portraying Terrance Aubrey "Boycie" Boyce in the long-running BBC Television sitcom Only Fools and Horses (1981–2003) and its sequel/spin-off The Green Green Grass (2005–2009), as well as Monty Staines from the seventh series onwards in the ITV sitcom Benidorm (2015–2018). Challis was an established stage actor, making appearances for companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.
December 27th, 1931 - February 21st, 2004
William John Charles CBE (27 December 1931 – 21 February 2004) was a Welsh footballer who played as a centre-forward or as a centre-back. Best known for his first stint at Leeds United and Juventus, he was rated by many as the greatest all-round footballer ever to come from Britain. For its 50th anniversary in 2004, UEFA asked each of its then 52 member associations to nominate one player as the single most outstanding player of the period 1954–2003, and Charles was chosen as the Golden Player of Wales by its national association in November 2003.
born October 27th, 1939
John Marwood Cleese (/kliːz/ KLEEZ; born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. Emerging from the Cambridge Footlights in the 1960s, he first achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s, he co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus. Along with his Python co-stars Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman, Cleese starred in Monty Python films, which include Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Life of Brian (1979) and The Meaning of Life (1983).
December 10th, 1928 - March 6th, 2000
John Colicos (December 10, 1928 – March 6, 2000) was a Canadian actor. He performed on stage and television in the United States and Canada.
born December 13th, 1941
John Hamilton Davidson (born December 13, 1941) is an American actor, singer, and game-show host known for hosting That's Incredible!, Time Machine, and Hollywood Squares in the 1980s, and a revival of The $100,000 Pyramid in 1991.
born December 13th, 1978
John Sifford Denney (born December 13, 1978) is an American football long snapper who is a free agent. He played college football for Brigham Young University (BYU), and was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2005.
born November 13th, 1973
John DeSantis, sometimes credited as John De Santis or John Desantis, (born November 13, 1973) is a Canadian actor, best known as Lurch on Fox Family's television of The New Addams Family. His other work includes a principal role in Disney's Touchstone Pictures film The 13th Warrior, in which he played a Viking warrior named Ragnar the Dour. He has also appeared in television series Police Academy and Supernatural.
born March 4th, 1970
John Franklin Dettmer (born March 4, 1970) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Texas Rangers from 1995 to 1996.
born September 6th, 1944
John Dockery (September 6, 1944) is an American sportscaster and former American football defensive back who played for the New York Jets and later the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1968 to 1973. He graduated from Brooklyn Preparatory a Jesuit High School where he lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jets out of Harvard. He spent the last two years of his playing career with the Steelers.
October 26th, 1944 - November 11th, 2010
John Elliott (October 26, 1944 – November 11, 2010) was an American college and Professional Football defensive tackle. He played collegiately for the University of Texas, and in 1967 was drafted by the American Football League's New York Jets. As a rookie, he started for the Jets in their defeat of the Oakland Raiders in the 1968 AFL Championship Game, and then in the third AFL-NFL World Championship Game, helping them defeat the heavily favored Baltimore Colts in one of the AFL's greatest games. He played for the AFL's Jets through 1969, and then for the National Football League Jets from 1970 through 1973. Elliott played for the New York Stars of the World Football League in 1974. John Elliott died of cancer at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston on November 11, 2010.
born April 1st, 1965
John Stuart "Jumbo" Elliott (born April 1, 1965) is a retired American football player. Elliott played 14 years as an offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) with the New York Giants from 1988 to 1995 and the New York Jets from 1996 to 2000 and 2002. He appeared in 197 NFL games, including 156 as a starter. He was a key player on the 1990 New York Giants team that won Super Bowl XXV, received All-Madden honors in 1990 and 1991, and was selected to play in the 1993 Pro Bowl. His signature moment came in October 2000 when he caught the game-tying touchdown pass in the game known as the "Monday Night Miracle".
August 21st, 1948 - April 5th, 2022
John Charles Ellis (August 21, 1948 – April 5, 2022) was an American professional baseball player who played as a first baseman and catcher in Major League Baseball from 1969 to 1981. He played for the New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, and Texas Rangers.
born November 8th, 1962
John Alan Fishel (born November 8, 1962) is a former right-handed Major League Baseball left fielder who played for the Houston Astros in 1988. Prior to playing professionally, he attended Cal State Fullerton, with whom he won the 1984 College World Series Most Outstanding Player as a junior outfielder. Overall, Fishel hit .231 with 72 home runs and 333 RBI in his six-year minor league career.
born April 16th, 1948
John Robert Fitzgerald (born April 16, 1948) is a former American football center in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He was selected in the fourth round of the 1970 NFL Draft. He played college football at Boston College
John Fitzgerald Booty
born October 9th, 1965
John Fitzgerald Booty (born October 9, 1965) is a former American football defensive back in the National Football League for the New York Jets, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Phoenix Cardinals, the New York Giants, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played college football at Texas Christian University and was drafted in the tenth round of the 1988 NFL Draft. In 1995 Booty caught a 48-yard touchdown pass from punter Reggie Roby while playing for the Buccaneers.
born January 13th, 1969
John Joseph Flannery (born January 13, 1969) is an American former professional football player who was an offensive guard and center in the National Football League (NFL) for the Houston Oilers, Dallas Cowboys, and St. Louis Rams. He played college football for the Syracuse Orangemen.
born September 17th, 1960
John Anthony Franco (born September 17, 1960) is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a left-handed relief pitcher between 1984 and 2005. Franco established himself as an All-Star player with the Cincinnati Reds before spending the majority of his career with the New York Mets. He ended his 22-year career with one final season with the Houston Astros.
born February 4th, 1970
John Vincent Frascatore (born February 4, 1970 in Ozone Park, New York), is a former professional baseball pitcher who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1994 to 2001. He played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1994–95, 1997–98), Arizona Diamondbacks (1999) and Toronto Blue Jays (1999–2001). In 274 games, Frascatore compiled a 20-17 record with 206 strikeouts and a 4.00 ERA.In 1999 for the Toronto Blue Jays John tied a major league record by pitching in three consecutive days and recording three wins on those three days. He is known for his endurance and throughout his career he was never on the disabled list. In 2003 Frascatore retired and went overseas to Taiwan to pitch where he recorded a 1.80 ERA and won the award.
born May 19th, 1967
John Melvin "Deep" Friesz (pronounced "Freeze") (born May 19, 1967) is a former professional football player, a quarterback in the National Football League for four teams. Selected in the 1990 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers, he later played for the Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks, and New England Patriots.
October 2nd, 1930 - February 7th, 2009
John Richard Gabler (October 2, 1930 – February 7, 2009) nicknamed "Gab", was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played in 1959, and 1960 with the New York Yankees, and in 1961 with the Washington Senators. He was a switch hitter and threw right-handed. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri.
born February 18th, 1963
John Christian Gesek Jr. (born February 18, 1963) is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Raiders, Dallas Cowboys, and Washington Redskins. He played college football at Sacramento State University and was drafted in the tenth round of the 1987 NFL Draft. He is best known for his role in winning two Super Bowls with the Cowboys over the Buffalo Bills as a starting offensive lineman.
March 6th, 1933 - May 17th, 2007
John Louis Gonzaga (March 6, 1933 – May 17, 2007) was an American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, and Detroit Lions. He also was a member of the Denver Broncos in the American Football League. He did not play college football.
born August 24th, 1977
John Michael Green (born August 24, 1977) is an American author, YouTube content creator, podcaster, and philanthropist. His books have more than 50 million copies in print worldwide, including The Fault in Our Stars (2012), which is one of the best-selling books of all time. Green's rapid rise to fame and idiosyncratic voice are credited with creating a major shift in the young adult fiction market. Aside from being a novelist, Green is well known for his work in online video, most notably his YouTube ventures with his brother Hank Green.
March 15th, 1919 - January 8th, 1975
Harold Thomas Gregson (15 March 1919 – 8 January 1975), known professionally as John Gregson, was an English actor of stage, television and film, with 40 credited film roles. He was best known for his crime drama and comedy roles. He was credited in 40 films between 1948 and 1971, and on television from 1960 until his death. He was often cast as a police inspector or as a navy or army officer, or in comedy roles in Ealing and other British films.