Jim Davis (actor)

died April 26th, 1981

Jim Davis was an American actor, best known for his roles in television Westerns. In his later career, he became famous as Jock Ewing in the CBS primetime soap opera Dallas, a role he continued until he was too ill from multiple myeloma to perform.

Jim Del Gaizo

born May 31st, 1947

Jim Del Gaizo (born May 31, 1947) is a former professional American football quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers, and New York Giants. His career in the National Football League lasted five seasons (1971–1975).

Jim Deshaies

born June 23rd, 1960

James Joseph Deshaies (born June 23, 1960), also known as "JD", is an American former professional baseball left-handed starting pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for six teams, over the course of 12 big league seasons. He is currently a color commentator for broadcasts of Chicago Cubs games.

Jim Devine

born May 21st, 1953

James Devine is a former Labour Party politician in Scotland. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Livingston from 2005 until 2010 and Chairman of the Scottish Labour Party between 1994 and 1995.

Jim Dickson

born April 20th, 1938

James Edward Dickson (born April 20, 1938) is an American retired professional baseball player, primarily a relief pitcher, who appeared in 109 games in the major leagues for the Houston Colt .45s, Cincinnati Reds and Kansas City Athletics over all or parts of four seasons from 1963 to 1966. Born in Portland, Oregon, he threw right-handed, batted left-handed, and was listed as 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and 185 pounds (84 kg). He attended Clark College and the University of Oregon.

Jim Dougherty

born March 8th, 1968

James Elliott Dougherty (born March 8, 1968) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1995 to 1999 for the Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, and Pittsburgh Pirates.

Jim Dowd (ice hockey)

born December 25th, 1968

James Thomas Dowd is an American former professional ice hockey center who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for ten different teams over the course of 17 NHL seasons. Dowd, who won the 1995 Stanley Cup with his hometown New Jersey Devils, was the second New Jersey high school hockey player to make it to the NHL. He is also a frequent guest on NHL Live.

Jim Downing

born January 4th, 1942

James Downing is an American former professional race car driver, he is a five-time IMSA Championship winner, owner/driver of Downing/Atlanta Racing, and was principal in the development of the HANS device.

Jim Driscoll

born May 14th, 1944

James Bernard Driscoll (born May 14, 1944 in Medford, Massachusetts) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman and shortstop who played in two seasons with the Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed.

Jim Duckworth

born May 24th, 1939

James Raymond Duckworth (born May 24, 1939 in National City, California, United States) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played for 11 seasons, including four in Major League Baseball. He was a right-hander who stood 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) tall and weighed 194 pounds (88 kg) during his active career.

Jim Duffy (animator)

died March 23rd, 2012

Jim Duffy was an American animator whose credits included more than twenty years at Klasky Csupo creating productions for Nickelodeon, as well as earlier stints as an animator for Hanna Barbera, TVC Animation in London, Murakami-Wolf-Swenson, and others. Duffy received two Primetime Emmy Awards for the 2000s animated show, As Told by Ginger, as well as several other nominations for his work on Rugrats. Duffy also won three Daytime Emmy Awards during his tenure at Klasky Csupo, and received additional nominations for his work on Aaahh!!! Real Monsters and Captain Planet and the Planeteers. Duffy was also a director, writer, designer and storyboard artist for live action television commercials, PSAs, and corporate productions, including a series of safety videos for the National Coal Board. He divided his professional time between Los Angeles and London. His shortform animated films were screened at film festivals worldwide.

Jim Duggan

born January 14th, 1954

James Edward Duggan Jr., better known by his ring name "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, is an American retired professional wrestler. His best-known character is a patriot who swings a 2x4 at opponents, cries "Hoooooo!" continually with a thumbs up and leads chants of U-S-A!

Jim Dunaway

September 3rd, 1941 - May 12th, 2018

James Kenneth Dunaway (September 3, 1941 – May 12, 2018) was an American football player. A defensive tackle, he played college football at the University of Mississippi, and played professionally in the American Football League for the Buffalo Bills, as part of a defensive line that held opposing runners without a rushing touchdown for a pro football record seventeen consecutive games in the 1964 and 1965 AFL seasons.

Jim Dymock

born April 4th, 1972

Jim Dymock is a professional rugby league coach who is the assistant coach of the Manly Sea Eagles in the National Rugby League (NRL) and a former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1990s and 2000s.

Jim Eidson

born May 10th, 1954

James Milton Eidson (born May 10, 1954) is a former American football Offensive guard in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Mississippi State University.

Jim Evans

born October 24th, 1939

James Evans (born October 24, 1939) is a former American football wide receiver in the American Football League for the New York Jets. He played college football at Texas Western University (UTEP).

Jim Fanning

died April 25th, 2015

William James Fanning was an American-Canadian catcher, manager and front office executive in Major League Baseball. Often called "Gentleman Jim", Fanning was the first general manager of the Montreal Expos of the National League, and served the Expos in a number of capacities for almost 25 years. As their field manager in 1981, he guided Montreal into the playoffs for the only time in the 36-year history of the franchise.

Jim Farr

born May 18th, 1956

James Alfred Farr (born Friday, May 18, 1956) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Texas Rangers in 1982.

Jim Ferguson

born December 23rd, 1948

James Edwin Ferguson is an American guitarist, composer, journalist, and educator.

Jim Ferrier

born February 24th, 1915

James Bennett Elliott Ferrier was an Australian professional golfer from Manly, New South Wales. After compiling a fine record as an amateur golfer in Australia during the 1930s, he moved to the United States in 1940, turned professional in 1941, and joined the U.S. PGA Tour. He won the PGA Championship in 1947, among his 18 Tour titles, and was the first Australian and first golfer from the southern hemisphere to win a professional golf major title. Ferrier became an American citizen in 1944.

Jim Fixx

born April 23rd, 1932

James Fuller Fixx was an American who wrote the 1977 best-selling book The Complete Book of Running. He is credited with helping start America's fitness revolution by popularizing the sport of running and demonstrating the health benefits of regular jogging. He died of a heart attack while jogging at 52 years of age; his genetic predisposition for heart problems and other previous lifestyle factors may have caused his heart attack.

Jim Flaherty

December 30th, 1949 - April 10th, 2014

James Michael Flaherty was a Canadian politician who served as the federal minister of finance from 2006 to 2014 under Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Jim Fowler

born April 9th, 1930

James Mark Fowler was an American professional zoologist and host of the acclaimed wildlife documentary television show Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.

Jim Fraser

May 29th, 1936 - April 18th, 2020

James Gallagher Fraser (May 29, 1936 – April 18, 2020) was an American professional football linebacker and punter who played in the American Football League (AFL) and the National Football League (NFL). In the 1959 NFL draft, Fraser was selected in the 21st round (250th overall) by the Cleveland Browns. He played six seasons for the AFL's Denver Broncos (1962–1964), Kansas City Chiefs (1965), and Boston Patriots (1966) and the NFL's New Orleans Saints (1968). Fraser led the AFL in average yards per punt with the Broncos from 1962–1964. Fraser died from the coronavirus on April 18, 2020.

Jim Fregosi

April 4th, 1942 - February 14th, 2014

James Louis "Jim" Fregosi was an American professional baseball shortstop and manager, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1961 to 1978, primarily for the Los Angeles / California Angels. He also played for the New York Mets, Texas Rangers, and Pittsburgh Pirates.

Jim French

born August 13th, 1941

Richard James French (born August 13, 1941) is an American former catcher in Major League Baseball who played between 1965 and 1971 for the Washington Senators. Listed at 5' 7", 182 lb., French batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was born in Warren, Ohio, and was signed by Washington in 1963 out of Ohio University. French also played in the Washington, Detroit and Atlanta Minor league systems. French received his Juris Doctor at The John Marshall Law School, and is still a practicing attorney to this day.

Jim Fuller

born November 28th, 1950

James Hardy Fuller (November 28, 1950) is a former professional baseball player. He played two seasons with the Baltimore Orioles and one season with the Houston Astros. He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2nd round of the 1970 amateur draft. In three season he played 107 games and compiled a .194 career batting average with 11 home runs.

Jim Furyk

born May 12th, 1970

James Michael Furyk is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and the PGA Tour Champions. In 2010, he was the FedEx Cup champion and PGA Tour Player of the Year. He has won one major championship, the 2003 U.S. Open. Furyk holds the record for the lowest score in PGA Tour history, a round of 58 which he shot during the final round of the 2016 Travelers Championship, and has earned notoriety for his unorthodox golf swing.

Jim Galloway

died December 30th, 2014

James Braidie Galloway was a jazz clarinet and saxophone player. He based his career in Canada after emigrating from Scotland in the mid-1960s.

Jim Gary

born March 17th, 1939

Jim Gary was an American sculptor popularly known for his large, colorful creations of dinosaurs made from discarded automobile parts. These sculptures were typically finished with automobile paint although some were left to develop a natural patina during display outdoors.

Jim Gideon

born September 26th, 1953

James Leslie Gideon (born September 26, 1953) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for one season. He pitched for the Texas Rangers for one game on September 14 during the 1975 season.

Jim Gilmore

born October 6th, 1949

James Stuart Gilmore III (born October 6, 1949) is an American politician, diplomat, statesman, and former attorney who was the 68th Governor of Virginia from 1998 to 2002 and Chairman of the Republican National Committee in 2001.
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