Kobe Bryant On Sesame Street

The number of the day is 47.

That's because Sesame Street is celebrating its 47th birthday. The show, which helped teach so many of us how to read, count and understand concepts like big and small, went on the air for the first time November 10, 1969.

Celebrity appearances became a regular fixture on Sesame Street, and athletes have been a big part of the mix. Here are some notable guests:

Kobe Bryant

Albert Pujols

David Beckham

Venus Williams

Harlem Globetrotters

Keith Hernandez and Mookie Wilson

Julius Erving

Bo Jackson

Arthur Ashe

Vince Carter

Dwight Howard

David Robinson (as part of a celebrity singing ensemble)