July 28, 1943: Basketball Hall of Famer, Rhodes Scholar, and US Senator Bill Bradley was born in Crystal City. Bill lived in Missouri until he attended college at the Ivy League Princeton University.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.