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Al Purdy 2000 Deaths

Al PurdyAge: 81 Canadian poet who was considered the country's unofficial “poet laureate.” His poems, which often drew on nationalist themes, include “Transients” and &…

Smith Meade PURDY

PURDY, Smith Meade, a Representative from New York; born in North Norwich, Chenango County, N.Y., July 31, 1796; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced …

Al Capone

Name at birth: Alphonsus CaponeAlphonse "Al" Capone was one of America's most famous gangsters during the years between the world wars. A Chicago-based crime boss, he was involved in illegal gambling,…

Al Hirschfeld

Al Hirschfeld spent more than 75 years attending Broadway plays and sketching the stars for The New York Times and other publications. Full of wit and verve, Hirschfeld's distinctively bold, curvy lin…

Al Davis

Name at birth: Allen DavisAl Davis was the combative head coach, general manager and owner of the NFL's Oakland Raiders for nearly 50 years. He built the Raiders in his own tough and rebellious image …

Al Kaline

Al KalineBorn: Dec. 19, 1934Baseball youngest player (at age 20) to win batting title (led AL with .340 in 1955); had 3,007 hits, 399 HRs in 22 years with Detroit.Duke KahanamokuK - MPaul Kari…

Al Simmons

Al SimmonsBorn: May 22, 1902Baseball OF led AL in batting twice (1930-31) with Philadelphia A's and knocked in 100 runs or more 11 straight years (1924-34).Died: May 26, 1956Charlie SiffordR -…

Al Jarreau

Singer Al Jarreau's smooth style earned him Grammy awards in three categories: jazz, pop and R&B. His biggest hit was 1981's "We're in This Love Together." Jarreau began his career in the early 1960s…

Al Franken

Al Franken is the Emmy-winning comedy writer and political satirist who became a U.S. Senator from Minnesota in 2009 -- only to announce his resignation in 2017 after being accused of sexual harassmen…

Al Gore

Name at birth: Albert Gore, Jr.Al Gore served for eight years as vice-president under Bill Clinton, then was the Democratic Party's nominee for president in 2000. Gore's father, Albert Gore Sr., serve…