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May 16, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
JOHN L. HORGAN, MiamiNew Terrace Plaza Hotel proprietor"I sang with old John L. Sullivan's revue. That's how far back I go. Jack Johnson was great, but not as great as Sullivan, Joe Louis, Jack Dempsey or Jim...
April 23, 1979 | Sam Moses
When Tommy Loughran was in his prime in the late '20s, they said he could fight 15 rounds without disturbing a single wavy hair on his handsome head. Born Thomas Patrick Loughran on Nov. 29, 1902, the son of an Irish...
August 03, 1970 | Lynn R. Mucken
The 1920s were years of hero worship, and among the shiniest of the heroes were the decade's sport figures. Two of the brightest—because they were so peaceful in private and so brutal at work—were Jack Dempsey, the...
February 26, 1968
Warrior Nate Thurmond and Jockey Willie Shoemaker (below), 6'11" and 4'11" respectively, made an eye-catching couple at the Academy of Professional Sports awards presentations recently. Thurmond is recovering from a...
July 04, 1966 | James W. (Body) Johnson