June 22, 1971

Birthday of Hall of Fame, All-Pro, and Super Bowl MVP quarterback Kurt Warner of the Rams. He was born in Burlington, Iowa, but endeared himself to Missouri and St. Louis football fans for directing the Rams record-breaking offense, known as “the greatest show on turf,” from 1999 to 2001.

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

Image—Kurt Warner at the post-game press conference for Super Bowl XXXIV by Sean Daly licensed under CC by 3.0