Mike Royko

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Birthday
19, 1932
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Apr 29, 1997 (64)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
19, 1932
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Apr 29, 1997 (64)

About

Legendary Chicago newspaper columnist who wrote over 7,500 columns over the course of his three decade career. He was once a recipient of the Pulitzer in 1972 for Distinguished Commentary.

Before Fame

He enlisted in the US Air Force in 1952.

Trivia

In 1990, he won the National Press Club Lifetime Achievement Award.

Family Life

He was of Polish and Ukrainian descent on his mother's and father's side, respectively.

Associated With

Frank Sinatra called him a "pimp" after he criticized the Chicago Police Department for providing an around-the-clock guard for the crooner.