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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for April 7

Last Updated 07-07-2023

🏆Guiseppe D'Altrui -- is 89 in the year 2023 and 90 in the year 2024; b.4/7/1934 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Italian

🎵Bobby Bare -- is 88 in the year 2023 and 89 in the year 2024; b.4/7/1935
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Ironton, Ohio
Song Titles: The All-American Boy (as Bill Parsons), 500 Miles Away From Home

🏆🏀Cathy Rush -- is 76 in the year 2023 and 77 in the year 2024; b.4/7/1947 N.S.
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Immaculata University (1972-1977)

🎵🎸John Oates -- is 75 in the year 2023 and 76 in the year 2024; b.4/7/1948
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: some say b. 1949
Group Names: Hall and Oates

🏆🏈Tony Dorsett -- is 69 in the year 2023 and 70 in the year 2024; b.4/7/1954
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback, College Football Player
Names/Places: b. in Rochester, PA
Misc: won Heisman Trophy in 1976; he led Pittsburgh to the national championship in 1976; all-time NCAA Div. I-A rushing leader with 6,082 yards and 59 TDs (1976); led Dallas to the Super Bowl title as NFC Rookie of Year (1977); spent 13 years with Dallas, NFC Player of Year (1981); ranks third on all-time NFL list with 12,739 yards gained in 12 years; holds NFL record for run from scrimmage (99 yards vs Min. in 1983); 77 TDs; Super Bowls XII, XIII; in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Pittsburgh, Dallas Cowboys (1977-1987), Denver Broncos (1988)

🏆🏁🏊Duncan Armstrong -- is 55 in the year 2023 and 56 in the year 2024; b.4/7/1968 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian
Names/Places: RN: Duncan John D'Arcy Armstrong

William Ellery Channing -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/7/1780 d.10/2/1842 (62)
Hall of Famer, Clergyman, American

✍🏆🏈Walter "Chauncey" Camp -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/7/1859 N.S. d.3/14/1925 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Author (m), NFL Coach, NFL Player
Names/Places: NN:Father of American Football
Misc: he established many rules for football; promoted All-America designations; Ivy League co-founder; football rules included the 11-man team, signal calling, and the system of downs and yards and the scrimmage line; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Yale University (player 1876-1882, coach 1888-1892, athletic director), Stanford University (coach 1892, 1894-1895)

🏆⚾John Joseph McGraw -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/7/1873 d.2/25/1934 (60)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Player
Misc: New York Giants manager led team to 10 pennants, 3 championships; some say 1875; 2840 wins; 3x World Series champ, 10x National League pennants
Sports Teams: Baltimore Orioles (AA/NL player 1891-1899), St. Louis Cardinals (player 1900), Baltimore Orioles (AL 1901-1902), New York Giants (player 1902-1906), Baltimore Orioles (NL manager 1899, AL manager 1901-1902), New York Giants (manager 1902-1932)

🏆🥊Benny Leonard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/7/1896 d.4/18/1947 (51)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Names/Places: FN:Benjamin Leiner
Misc: American world lightweight (135-pound) boxing champion from May 28, 1917, when he knocked out Freddy Welsh in nine rounds in New York City, until Jan. 15, 1925, when he retired.

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📰🎭🎵Walter Winchell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/7/1897 d.2/20/1972 (74)
Hall of Famer, Journalist, Columnist, TV/Radio Actor, TV Host, Vaudevillan, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RLN:Winechel
Misc: radio in 1930-40s
TV Shows: The Untouchables (narrator), Walter Winchell Show

🏆⚽Teddy Glover -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/7/1902 d.2/8/1993 (90)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English

🎵🎷Billie "Lady Day" Holiday -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/7/1915 N.S. d.7/17/1959 N.S. (44)
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer, Jazz Singer
Names/Places: b. in Baltimore; RN:Eleanora Fagan; Clarence's illegitimate daughter
Misc: considered to be the greatest of all time

🏆⚾Robert Pershing "Bobby" Doerr -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/7/1918 N.S. d.11/13/2017 N.S. (99)
Hall of Famer, MLB Coach, MLB Second Baseman
Misc: 9x All-Star; Red Sox #1 retired
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox (1937-1944, 1946-1951)

⛪🎭James Garner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/7/1928 d.7/19/2014 (86)
Hall of Famer, Protestant, TV/Movie Actor, TV Producer (m)
Names/Places: b. in Norman, Ok.; RMLN:Scott Baumgardner
TV Shows: The Rockford Files (as Jim Rockford), Maverick (as Bret Maverick), Man of the People (as Jim Doyle), 8 Simple Rules (as Jim)
Movie Titles: Maverick, My Fellow Americans, Space Cowboy, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, The Notebook

🎵Victor "Vic" Feldman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/7/1934 N.S. d.5/12/1987 N.S. (53)
Hall of Famer, Drummer, Pianist, Vibraharpist, English

🎵Charlie Thomas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/7/1937 N.S. d.1/31/2023 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Drifters

🎵🎸Spencer Dryden -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/7/1938 d.1/11/2005 (66)
Hall of Famer, Singer, Drummer, Rock & Roll Performer
Group Names: Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead

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🎵🎸Florian Schneider-Esleben -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/7/1947 N.S. d.4/21/2020 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Musician, Drummer, New Wave Singer, New Wave Keybordist, German
Misc: computer musician; some say b. 1940; Strings; Woodwinds
Group Names: Kraftwerk

🏆🏒Clark Gillies -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/7/1954 N.S. d.1/21/2022 N.S. (0)
Hall of Famer, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1974-1988
Sports Teams: New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres

⚛💰🏆🏁Henry Ford -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/30/1863 d.4/7/1947 (83)
Hall of Famer, Inventor (m), Businessperson, Manufacturer, Auto Racer, American
Names/Places: b. in Dearborn, MI
Misc: developed the first popular cheap car: The Model T; founded Ford Motor Co.; father of modern industrial production; not an auto racer but in the Motorsports Hall of Fame for founding a motor company.

🎭Marian Jordan -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1898 d.4/7/1961 (62)
Hall of Famer, Radio Actress, Comedienne
Misc: some say b. in 1897; radio: Fibber McGee & Molly (as Molly McGee 1935-1959)

🏆🏁James "Jim" Clark -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/4/1936 N.S. d.4/7/1968 N.S. (32)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, Scottish
Misc: Formula One; Indianapolis 500; former world driving champ

🎵Henry Glover -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/21/1921 d.4/7/1991 (69)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Trumpeter
Misc: major R&B figure in the Blues Hall of Fame.

⛪📰🎭Mike (Newscaster) Wallace -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/9/1918 N.S. d.4/7/2012 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, Jewish, Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist, Commentator, Actor, Game Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Brookline, Ma.; RFMN:Myron Leon
Misc: radio narrator of The Green Hornet & The Lone Ranger
TV Shows: 60 Minutes

✍🎭🎵Stan Freberg -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/7/1926 d.4/7/2015 (88)
Hall of Famer, Comedy Writer (m), Satirist (m), Actor, Radio Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer (m), Puppeteer (m), Novelty Singer
Names/Places: b. in Pasadena, CA, RN:Stanley Victor Friberg
Misc: Commercial writer and satirist on TV, Radio, & Records; advertising creative director; winner of 21 Clios
Song Titles: St. George and the Dragonet, John and Marsha, Little Blue Riding Hood, Sh-Boom, The Yellow Rose of Texas, Rock Island Line, Heartbreak Hotel, The Great Pretender, The Banana Boat Song, Wun'erful Wun'erful! (Sides uh-one and uh-two), Green Christmas, Yulenet, The Old Payola Roll Blues
Album Titles: Stan Freberg Presents the United States of America
TV Shows: Time For Beany (as Cecil the Seasick Serpent)

🏆🏈🥊Robert Jack Windham -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/26/1942 N.S. d.4/7/2016 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Football Player, Wrestler
Names/Places: ring name: Blackjack Mulligan

🎭🎵John Prine -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/10/1946 N.S. d.4/7/2020 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Misc: in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
Song Titles: Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian
Album Titles: German Afternoons
TV Shows: The Texas Wheelers (theme song singer)

🏆🏈Rayfield Wright -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/23/1945 N.S. d.4/7/2022 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, NFL Tackle, College Football Player
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl, 4x First Team All-Pro
Sports Teams: Fort Valley State College, Dallas Cowboys (1967-1980)

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