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Jack Taylor (1900s pitcher)

died March 4th, 1938

John W. Taylor was a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals.

Jack Taylor (referee)

born April 21st, 1930

John Keith Taylor was an English football referee. Later described by the Football League as "perhaps the finest English referee of all time", Taylor was famous for officiating in the 1974 FIFA World Cup Final during which he awarded two penalties in the first 30 minutes. The first of these penalty kicks, awarded after just a minute of play, was the first penalty kick awarded in a World Cup final.

Jack Thayer

born December 24th, 1894

John Borland "Jack" Thayer III was a first-class passenger on RMS Titanic who survived after the ship struck an iceberg and sank on April 15, 1912. Aged 17 at the time, he was one of only a handful of passengers to survive jumping into the frigid sea. He later wrote and privately published his recollection of the sinking.

Jack Tresadern

died December 26th, 1959

John Tresadern was an English professional football player and manager. He played twice for the England national team.

Jack Twyman

born May 11th, 1934

John Kennedy Twyman was an American professional basketball player and sports broadcaster. Twyman is a namesake of the NBA's Twyman–Stokes Teammate of the Year Award. Twyman was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1983.

Jack Vale

born September 2nd, 1973

Jack Vale (born September 2, 1973) is an American YouTube personality, comedian, actor, and producer, who has a YouTube channel featuring hidden cameras and pranks. As of November 2019, his videos have over 475 million views and his channel has more than 1.5 million subscribers.

Jack Valenti

died April 26th, 2007

Jack Joseph Valenti was an American political advisor and lobbyist who served as a Special Assistant to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson. He was also the longtime president of the Motion Picture Association of America. During his 38-year tenure in the MPAA, he created the MPAA film rating system, and was generally regarded as one of the most influential pro-copyright lobbyists in the world.

Jack Voigt

born May 17th, 1966

John David Voigt (born May 17, 1966) is an American former professional baseball outfielder and the current hitting coach for the Las Vegas 51s. He played all or part of seven seasons in the majors, from 1992 until 1998, for the Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, and Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB). He currently works in the New York Mets organization as their outfield/baserunning coordinator.

Jack Warner (football executive)

born January 26th, 1943

Jack Austin Warner is a Trinidadian and Tobagonian politician, businessman, and former football executive. Warner was Vice President of FIFA and President of CONCACAF until his suspension and eventual resignation from these roles in 2011. He is also the former Minister of National Security of Trinidad and Tobago and was an elected member of the country's parliament from 2007 to 2015. He was also the owner of Joe Public F.C., a professional football club in Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago. Warner has been implicated in numerous corruption scandals and was banned for life from football related activities by FIFA in 2015. He currently faces extradition to the United States to face corruption charges.

Jack Watling

January 13th, 1923 - May 22nd, 2001

Jack Stanley Watling (13 January 1923 – 22 May 2001) was an English actor.

Jack Webb

April 2nd, 1920 - December 23rd, 1982

John Randolph Webb was an American actor, television producer, director, and screenwriter, most famous for his role as Joe Friday in the Dragnet franchise, which he created. He was also the founder of his own production company, Mark VII Limited.

Jack Weston

died May 3rd, 1996

Jack Weston was an American actor. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 1976 and a Tony Award in 1981.

Jack Wetherall

born August 5th, 1950

Jack Wetherall (born August 5, 1950) is a Canadian actor and director residing in New York City. Although best known for his supporting role as Vic Grassi on the television series Queer as Folk, he has been primarily associated with stage roles.

Jack Whitehall

born July 7th, 1988

Jack Peter Benedict Whitehall (born 7 July 1988) is an English comedian, actor, presenter and writer. He is known for starring as JP in the series Fresh Meat (2011–2016) and Alfie Wickers in the series Bad Education (2012–2014, 2022–present) and its spin-off film The Bad Education Movie (2015). He also co-wrote the latter two. From 2012 to 2018, Whitehall was a regular panellist on the game show A League of Their Own. In 2017, he appeared with his father in the Netflix comedy documentary series Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father and starred in the television series Decline and Fall. From 2018 to 2021, he hosted the BRIT Awards.

Jack Wild

September 30th, 1952 - March 1st, 2006

Jack Wild was an English actor and singer. He is best known for his role as the Artful Dodger in the film Oliver! (1968), for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the age of 16, becoming the fourth-youngest nominee in the category. He also received BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for the role.

Jack Williamson

born April 29th, 1908

John Stewart Williamson, who wrote as Jack Williamson, was an American science fiction writer, one of several called the "Dean of Science Fiction". He is also credited with one of the first uses of the term genetic engineering. Early in his career he sometimes used the pseudonyms Will Stewart and Nils O. Sonderlund.

Jack Wishna

born May 5th, 1958

Jack Wishna was an American businessman and photographer. He was the president and CEO of CPAmerica, a consulting firm for gambling, hotel, and leisure organizations, based in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was also a founder of Rockrena Inc., which launched Rock City Club, a social music network.

Jack Wolfe

born December 17th, 1995

Jack Thomas Davies (born 17 December 1995), known professionally as Jack Wolfe, is an English actor. He is known for his theatre work with the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, and more. He is set to star in the upcoming musical film The Magic Flute and the second season of the Netflix series Shadow and Bone.

Jack Youngblood

born January 26th, 1950

Herbert Jackson Youngblood III is an American former professional football player who was a defensive end for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL) for fourteen seasons during the 1970s and 1980s. He was a five-time consensus All-Pro and a seven-time Pro Bowl selection and was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Before playing professionally, Youngblood played college football for the University of Florida, and was recognized as an All-American. He is considered among the best players Florida ever produced—a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and one of only six Florida Gators to be named to the Gator Football Ring of Honor.

Jacki R. Chan

born December 2nd, 1980

Jaclyn Roxane Chan (born December 2, 1980), also known simply as Jacki R. Chan or Jacki Chan, is an American actress and model. She has appeared in various magazines, calendars and print ads, as well as several motion pictures, television shows, and commercials. She is niece to Hollywood stuntman Darryl Chan. Formerly under the Universal Music Group label, she is also an experienced drummer who has been featured in several films, commercials, television spots, and music videos.

Jackie Aina

born August 4th, 1987

Jacquelyn Lonje Olayiwola Oyeshola Bolayemi Aina (born August 4, 1987), better known as Jackie Aina, is a Nigerian-American beauty YouTuber. She was born to an African-American mother and a Nigerian father of Yoruba descent. She is a social influencer who advocates for visibility of people of color in the cosmetic industry. She has partnered with Anastasia Beverly Hills, e.l.f. Cosmetics, Too Faced, Sephora and Sigma Beauty.

Jackie Blanchflower

born March 7th, 1933

John Blanchflower was a footballer from Northern Ireland. He graduated from Manchester United's youth system and played for the club on 117 occasions, winning one league title, before his career was cut short due to injuries sustained in the Munich air disaster. He was also capped 12 times at senior level by Northern Ireland.

Jackie Bradley Jr.

born April 19th, 1990

Jackie Bradley Jr., nicknamed "JBJ", is an American professional baseball outfielder who is a free agent. He has previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays, and Kansas City Royals. Listed at 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) and 200 pounds (91 kg), he bats left and throws right-handed.

Jackie Brandt

born April 28th, 1934

John George Brandt Jr. (born April 28, 1934), is an American former professional baseball outfielder, who played in the major leagues for the St. Louis Cardinals (1956), New York / San Francisco Giants (1956–1959), Baltimore Orioles (1960–1965), Philadelphia Phillies (1966–1967), and Houston Astros (1967). Born in Omaha, Nebraska, where he attended Omaha Benson High School, he threw and batted right-handed, stood 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall and weighed 165 pounds (75 kg). He was originally signed by the Cardinals as an amateur free agent before the 1953 season.

Jackie Brown

May 31st, 1943 - January 8th, 2017

Jackie Gene Brown (May 31, 1943 – January 8, 2017) was an American professional baseball pitcher and coach, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Washington Senators / Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, and Montreal Expos from 1970 –1977. Brown threw and batted right-handed. His older brother, Paul Brown, also pitched in the big leagues. After his playing career, Brown was a pitching coach for the Texas Rangers (1979–82), Chicago White Sox (1992–95), and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2002); he also was a minor league pitching coordinator and pitching coach in a number of organizations.

Jackie Burkett

December 16th, 1936 - September 1st, 2017

Walter Jackson Burkett (December 16, 1936 – September 1, 2017) was an American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts, New Orleans Saints, and Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Auburn University.

Jackie Burroughs

February 2nd, 1939 - September 22nd, 2010

Jacqueline Burroughs was a British-born Canadian actress.

Jackie Chan

born April 7th, 1954

Jackie Chan is a Hong Kong actor, director, writer, producer, martial artist, and stuntman known for his slapstick acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, and innovative stunts, which he typically performs himself. Before entering the film industry, he was one of the Seven Little Fortunes from the China Drama Academy at the Peking Opera School, where he studied acrobatics, martial arts, and acting. Chan has been acting since the 1960s, performing in more than 150 films. He is one of the most influential action film stars of all time.

Jackie Cline

born March 13th, 1960

Jackie Cline is a retired professional American football player who played defensive lineman for eight seasons for the Birmingham Stallions, Ottawa Rough Riders, Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins, and Detroit Lions.

Jackie Coogan

died March 1st, 1984

John Leslie Coogan was an American actor and comedian who began his film career as a child actor in silent films. Coogan's role in Charlie Chaplin's film The Kid (1921) made him one of the first child stars in the history of Hollywood.

Jackie Cooper

died May 3rd, 2011

John Cooper Jr. was an American actor and director. Known as Jackie Cooper, he began his career performing in film as a child, and successfully transitioned to adult roles and directing in both film and television. At age nine, he became the only child and youngest person nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, for the 1931 film Skippy. He was a featured member of the Our Gang ensemble in 1929–1931, starred in the television series The People's Choice (1955–1958) and Hennesey (1959–1962), and played journalist Perry White in the 1978–1987 Superman films.

Jackie Curtis

born February 19th, 1947

Jackie Curtis was an American actor, writer, singer, and Warhol superstar.
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