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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for April 2

Last Updated 03-01-2024

🎵Dr. Demento -- is 83 in the year 2024 and 84 in the year 2025; b.4/2/1941
Hall of Famer, Radio Disc Jock, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: NN:King of Dementia; RN:Barrett E. Hansen
Misc: radio: The Dr. Demento Show (host); collects the most historical & hysterical cylinders, 16's, 33 1/3's, 45's, 78's, reel-to-reels, cassettes, 8-tracks, CDs, DAT's, & videos ever recorded; on KPPC 106.7 1970-71, KMET 94.7 1971-87, KLSX 97.1 1987-93, no L.A. stations 1993-94, KSCA 101.9 1994-1997, KLSX 1998-99
Song Titles: Doctor of Dementia, Midnight Stroll, Astrology Rap (previous titles with Barnes and Barnes), Gotta Get a Fake I.D. (guest on the Barnes and Barnes's song), Existential Blues Part II (guest rapper on Tom "T-Bone" Stankus's song)

🎵Emmylou Harris -- is 77 in the year 2024 and 78 in the year 2025; b.4/2/1947
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Birmingham, Al.; NN:Queen of Country-Rock
Misc: some say b. 1948
Song Titles: Together Again, Sweet Dreams, Two More Bottles of Wine, Beneath Still Waters, (Lost His Love) On Our Last Date, To Know Him Is To Love Him (with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt)
Album Titles: Pieces of the Sky, Elite Hotel, Luxury Liner, Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town, Blue Kentucky Girl, Roses in the Snow, Evangeline, Trio, Trio II (the previous two titles with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt)

🎵🎸David Robinson -- is 75 in the year 2024 and 76 in the year 2025; b.4/2/1949 N.S.
Hall of Famer, New Wave Drummer
Group Names: The Rising Tide, The Modern Lovers, The Pop!, DMZ, The Cars

🏆🏌Ayako Okamoto -- is 73 in the year 2024 and 74 in the year 2025; b.4/2/1951
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Japanese

🏆🎾Brad Parks -- is 67 in the year 2024 and 68 in the year 2025; b.4/2/1957
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

⚖🏆🏁🏊Brian Stuart Goodell -- is 65 in the year 2024 and 66 in the year 2025; b.4/2/1959 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Politician (m), Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: 400m/1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1976)

🏆⚽Teddy Sheringham -- is 58 in the year 2024 and 59 in the year 2025; b.4/2/1966
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: striker and attacking coach

🏆🎾Todd Woodbridge -- is 53 in the year 2024 and 54 in the year 2025; b.4/2/1971
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Australian

✍⚖💰Thomas Jefferson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/13/1743 N.S. or 4/2/1743 J-LD d.7/4/1826 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Author (m), President and Vice President (m), Attorney/Lawyer (m), Philanthropist, American
Names/Places: b. in Shadwell (present-day Albemarle County), VA; 3rd U.S. President (1801-09)
Misc: the 2nd U.S. Vice President; Declaration of Independence writer; Univ of VA founder; on a $2 bill & a nickel

🏆🎾Mabel Cahill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/2/1863 d.1/1/1905 (41)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Irish

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🏆⚾Hugh Ambrose Jennings -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/2/1870 d.2/1/1928 (57)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Shortstop
Names/Places: NN:Hustling Hughie
Sports Teams: Louisville Colonels (1891-1893), Baltimore Orioles (1893-1899), Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1900), Philadelphia Phillies (1901-1902), Brooklyn Superbas (1903), Detroit Tigers (1907, 1909-1910, 1912, 1918), Detroit Tigers (manager 1907-1920), New York Giants (manager 1924-1925)

🏆Louis Edward "Hap" Kuehn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/2/1901 N.S. d.3/30/1981 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆⚾Luke Appling -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/2/1907 d.1/3/1991 (83)
Hall of Famer, MLB Shortstop
Names/Places: NN:Old Aches & Pains; RN:Lucas Benjamin Appling Jr.
Misc: 7x All-Star; White Sox #4 retired
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox (player 1930-1943, 1945-1950), Kansas City Athletics (manager 1967)

🏆🏈Arnie Herber -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/2/1910 d.10/14/1969 (59)
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers (1930-1940), New York Giants (1944-1945)

🏆🥊Benny Lynch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/2/1913 d.8/6/1946 (33)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Scottish

🏆⚾Al Barlick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/2/1915 d.12/27/1995 (80)
Hall of Famer, MLB Umpire

🎭Jack Webb -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/2/1920 d.12/23/1982 (62)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, TV Producer/Director (m)
Names/Places: b. in Santa Monica, Ca.; Julie London's ex-hubby
Misc: WWII bomber pilot
TV Shows: Dragnet (as Sgt. Joe Friday and producer), The DA (producer), Hec Ramsey (producer), Emergency (producer), Adam 12 (producer), Mobile One (producer), Project UFO (producer)

🏆🏁Sir Jack Brabham -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/2/1926 N.S. d.5/19/2014 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, Australian
Misc: Formula One; Founder of Brabham Motor Racing Developments; Grand Prix champ 3X's

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🏆🥊Carmen Basilio -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/2/1927 d.11/7/2012 (85)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: middleweight boxer lost to Sugar Ray Robinson as Robinson regained the world title for the fourth time [1958)

🏆Ivo Trumbić -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/2/1935 N.S. d.3/12/2021 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Croatian

🎵Marvin Gaye -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/2/1939 N.S. d.4/1/1984 N.S. (44)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Drummer, Keyboardist, Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Washington. D.C.; RN:Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.
Misc: was shot to death by his father, Marvin Gay Sr., in Los Angeles.
Song Titles: How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You, I'll Be Doggone, Ain't That Peculiar, It Takes Two, Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Your Precious Love, Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing, Let's Get It On, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, What's Going On, Mercy Mercy Me, Inner City Blues, Got To Give It Up, Sexual Healing
Album Titles: How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You, In The Groove, M.P.G., What's Going On, Trouble Man, Let's Get It On, I Want You, Here My Dear, In Our Lifetime, Midnight Love
Video Titles: Marvin Gaye: Live in Montreux 1980, The Real Thing in Performance 1964-1981, What's Going On

🏆🏁🏍Mike Hailwood -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/2/1940 d.3/23/1981 (40)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, Motorcyclist, British
Misc: Formula One, Grand Prix motorcycle racing

🎵🎷Leon Russell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/2/1942 N.S. d.11/13/2016 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Pianist, Trumpeter, Bandleader, Bandleader, Jazz Performer
Names/Places: b. in Lawton, Ok.; RN:Hank Wilson
Misc: some sources give b. in 1941
Group Names: soloist, sessionist (one of the tops)
Song Titles: Tight Rope, Heartbreak Hotel (with Willie Nelson)
Album Titles: Carney, Leon Live, The Union (with Elton John)

🏆⚾Don Sutton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/2/1945 N.S. d.1/18/2021 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Announcer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: b. in Clio, Al.; FN:Donald Howard
Misc: All Star MVP 1977 (Dodgers)
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers (1966-1980), Houston Astros (1981-1982), Milwaukee Brewers (1982-1984), Oakland Athletics (1985), California Angels (1985-1987), Los Angeles Dodgers (1988); Los Angeles Dodgers (announcer), Atlanta Braves (announcer)

🎵🎸Leon Wilkerson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/2/1952 d.7/27/2001 (49)
Hall of Famer, Rock and Roll Musician
Group Names: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington Collins Band

🎨⚛Samuel Finley Breese Morse -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/27/1791 N.S. d.4/2/1872 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Painter (m), Inventor (m)
Names/Places: b. in Charlestown, PA
Misc: Morse code, the electric telegraph

🏆🎾Maud Barger-Wallach -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/15/1870 d.4/2/1954 (83)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆⚽William Patrick "Willie" Maley -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/25/1868 N.S. d.4/2/1958 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Soccer Coach, Irish

🏆⚾Gil Hodges -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/4/1924 N.S. d.4/2/1972 N.S. (47)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB First Baseman
Misc: 3x Gold Glove; shares record for most home runs in one game on August 31, 1950
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Mets

🏆🏁🏊Fritz Albert Erich "Ete" Rademacher -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/9/1901 N.S. d.4/2/1979 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, German

🏆🏌Harvey Penick -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/23/1904 d.4/2/1995 (90)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: premier golf instructor and author of one the best-selling sports book of all time, "Harvey Penick's Little Red Book."
Book Titles: Harvey Penick's Little Red Book

🎵Edwin Starr -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/21/1942 N.S. d.4/2/2003 N.S. (61)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Soul Singer
Names/Places: RN:Charles Hatcher
Song Titles: War

🎵Seymour Stein -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/18/1942 N.S. d.4/2/2023 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Music Figure
Misc: an entrepreneur in the music industry; a cofoounder and chairman of Sire Records, the label that put punk and New Wave (as well as Madonna) on the music map.

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