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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for January 8

Last Updated 02-18-2021

✍📰Charles Osgood -- is 88 in the year 2021 and 89 in the year 2022; b.1/8/1933
Hall of Famer, Author, Newscaster, Journalist
Misc: CBS News poet in residence

🎵"Little" Anthony Gourdine -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.1/8/1941 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Misc: some say b. 1940
Group Names: The Imperials, soloist

🎵Juanita Cowart -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.1/8/1944 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Marvelettes

🎵🎸Robby Krieger -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.1/8/1946
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: RFN:Robert Alan
Group Names: The Doors

🏆🥊Luke Williams -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.1/8/1947 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN: Brian Wickens

🎵🎸Terry Sylvester -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.1/8/1947
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Group Names: The Escorts, The Hollies, Swinging Blue Jeans

🏆⚾Bruce Sutter -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.1/8/1953
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: NL Cy Young Award Winner in 1979 (Cubs), 6x All-Star, World Series champion (1982), 5x N: saves leader; Cardinals #42 retired
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs (1976-1980), St. Louis Cardinals (1981-1984), Atlanta Braves (1985-1986, 1988)

🏆🥊Virgil Hill -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.1/8/1964
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic-silver-1984

🏆🏁🏊Novák-Gerard Éva -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1930 N.S. d.6/30/2005 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Hungarian

🎵Bill Graham -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1931 d.10/25/1991 (60)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, German
Names/Places: RN:Wolfgang Grajonca
Misc: rock impresario and promoter

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🎭🎵🎸Elvis Presley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1935 N.S. d.8/16/1977 N.S. (42)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country-Rock Performer
Names/Places: b. in Tupelo, MS; MN:Aron; changed to Aaron; NN:The King of Rock and Roll; Priscilla's ex-husband
Misc: The first real star of rock and roll; too many notable hits to list here!; d. at Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee; Billboard ranks him as the top pop recording artist of all time with 17 No. 1 songs. The 1956 two-sided hit "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" stays at No. 1 for 11 weeks, a record for the rock era that stands until 1992. Hall of Famer in America's Pop, Country Music, and Rock and Roll
Song Titles: Heartbreak Hotel, Don't Be Cruel, Hound Dog, Love Me Tender, Too Much, All Shook Up, Teddy Bear, Jailhouse Rock, Don't, Hard Headed Woman, Stuck on You, It's Now or Never, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, Surrender, Good Luck Charm, Return to Sender, Suspicious Minds, Way Down, A Little Less Conversation
Album Titles: Elvis Presley, Elvis, Loving You, Elvis is Back!, Something for Everybody, Pot Luck, Aloah from Hawaii via Satellite
Movie Titles: Jailhouse Rock, G.I. blues, Blue Hawaii, Fun in Acapulco, Viva Las Vegas

🏆Zoran Janković -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1940 N.S. d.5/25/2002 N.S. (62)
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Yugoslav

🎵Marcus Hutson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1943 N.S. d.??/??/2000 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Misc: in the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame
Group Names: The Whispers

🎨⛪🎭🎵🎸David Bowie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1947 d.1/10/2016 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Painter, Protestant, Vegetarian, Movie Actor, Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Saxophonist, Rock & Roll Performer, English
Names/Places: b. in London; RN:David Robert Heywood Jones; Iman's hubby
Group Names: The Tin Machine, soloist
Song Titles: The Laughing Gnome, Space Oddity, The Jean Genie, Drive-In Saturday, Life on Mars?, Sorrow, Rebel Rebel, Diamond Dogs, Knock on Wood, Young Americans, Fame, Golden Years, Sound and Visiopn, Heroes, Breaking Glass, Boys Keep Swinging, DJ, Ashes to Ashes, Fashion, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), Under Pressure (with Queen), Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy (with Bing Crosby), Let's Dance, China Girl, Modern Love, Blue Jean, Tonight (with Tina Turner), This is Not America (with the Pat Metheny Group), Dancing in the Street (with Mick Jagger), Absolute Beginners, Underground, Day-In Day-Out, Never Let Me Down, Jump They Say
Album Titles: David Bowie, Space Oddity, The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Aladdin Sane, Pin Ups, Diamond Dogs, Young Americans, Station to Station, Low, Heroes, Lodger, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), Let's Dance, Tonight, Never Let Me Down, Tin Machine, Tin Machine II, Black Tie White Noise, The Buddha of Suburbia, Outside, Earthling, Hours..., Heathen, Reality, The Next Day, Blackstar
Video Titles: Video EP, Serious Moonlight, Love You Till Tuesday, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: The Motion Picture, Jazzin' For Blue Jean, Ricochet, Day-In Day-Out, Glass Spider, Black Tie White Noise, The Video Collection, Best of Bowie, A Reality Tour
Movie Titles: The Man Who Fell to Earth, Just a Gigolo, The Snowman, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, Jazzin' to Blue Jean, Labyrinth, Absolute Beginners, The Last Temptation of Chrrist, The Linguini Incident, Basquiat, Gunslinger's Revenge, Everybody Loves Sunshine

🏆🥊John Broughton -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/5/1704 d.1/8/1789 (84)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English
Misc: was the "father of the sport of boxing", replacing sword fighting. He was the very first boxing champion and held the title for 18 years.

Eli Whitney -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/8/1765 d.1/8/1825 (59)
Hall of Famer, Inventor
Misc: The Cotton Gin and the concept of mass production of interchangable parts

🏆🥊James "Deal" Burke -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/8/1809 d.1/8/1845 (35)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🏆⚾Jim O'Rourke -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/1/1850 N.S. d.1/8/1919 (68)
Hall of Famer, MLB Left Fielder
Names/Places: NN:Orator Jim
Sports Teams: Middletown Mansfields (1872), Boston Red Stockings/Boston Red Caps (1873-1878), Providence Grays (1879), Boston Red Caps (1880), Buffalo Bisons (1881-1884), New York Giants (1885-1889), New York Giants (Players League) (1890), New York Giants (1891-1892), Washington Senators (1893), New York Giants (1904), Buffalo Bisons (manager, 1881-1884), Washington Senators (manager, 1893)

🏆🥊Martin "Farmer" Burns -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/15/1861 d.1/8/1937 (75)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler

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🎵Sara Dougherty Carter -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/21/1898 d.1/8/1979 (80)
Hall of Famer, Country Singer/Guitarist
Misc: some say b. 1899
Group Names: The Carter Family

🎵🎸Steve (Rock Musician) Clark -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/23/1960 N.S. d.1/8/1991 N.S. (30)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Guitarst, English
Group Names: Def Leppard

🏆🥊Carlos Monzon -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/7/1942 d.1/8/1995 (52)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Argentine

🏆🏀Paul Endacott -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/3/1902 d.1/8/1997 (94)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player
Misc: a well-known collegiate basketball player in the 1920s. The Lawrence, Kansas native attended University of Kansas from 1919 to 1923. Playing under Hall of Fame coach Phog Allen, Endacott led Kansas to consecutive Helms Foundation national championships in 1922 and 1923.

🎵Otis Clay -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/11/1942 d.1/8/2016 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Gospel Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer

🎵E. W. "Bud" Wendell -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/17/1927 N.S. d.1/8/2016 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Music Executive, Country Figure
Misc: in the Country Music Hall of Fame

🎵Denise LaSalle -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/16/1939 N.S. d.1/8/2018 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Blues Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: LN:Craig

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