Famous People Born in 1888
Baseball Player, Basketball Player, Boxer, Football Player, Hockey Player, Track and Field Athlete / 1888 - 1953
Jim Thorpe was a Native American professional football and baseball player, known for his all-around athleticism. He was a gold-medal runner at the 1912 Olympics.
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Joseph P. Kennedy
Business Leader, Diplomat / 1888 - 1969
Joseph P. Kennedy is best known as the father of three political leaders: President John F. Kennedy, U.S. Representative Ted Kennedy and Robert Kennedy, who served as a U.S. senator and attorney general.
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