February 5, 1934 (89)
Don Cherry is a Canadian former ice hockey commentator and sports writer. He was previously a professional hockey player and National Hockey League (NHL) head coach.
From 1986 to 2019, Cherry co-hosted Coach’s Corner—a segment aired during CBC’s Saturday-night NHL broadcast Hockey Night in Canada, with Ron MacLean. Nicknamed Grapes, he is known for his outspoken manner and opinions, and his flamboyant dress. By the 2018–19 NHL season, Cherry and MacLean had hosted Coach’s Corner for 33 seasons. From 1984 to 2019, Cherry hosted Grapeline, a short-form radio segment with fellow sportscaster Brian Williams. He created and starred in the direct-to-video series Don Cherry’s Rock’Em Sock’em Hockey from 1989 to 2018.