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

Last Updated 07-07-2023

🎵Leon Huff -- is 81 in the year 2023 and 82 in the year 2024; b.4/8/1942
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter

🎵🎸Steve (Musician) Howe -- is 76 in the year 2023 and 77 in the year 2024; b.4/8/1947
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: b. in London
Group Names: Yes, Asia, Anderson-Bruford-Wakeman-Howe

🎵🎸Izzy Stradlin -- is 61 in the year 2023 and 62 in the year 2024; b.4/8/1962
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN:Jeff Isabelle
Group Names: Guns 'N Roses

🏆⚾Juan José Pacho -- is 60 in the year 2023 and 61 in the year 2024; b.4/8/1963 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Baseball Manager, Baseball Player, Mexican
Misc: in the Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Yucatan Lions, Mexico City Red Devils

🏆🏁🏊Anastasiya Yermakova -- is 40 in the year 2023 and 41 in the year 2024; b.4/8/1983 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Russian

🏆🥊James "Jem" Mace -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1831 N.S. d.11/30/1910 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English
Misc: English heavyweight champion who is considered by some authorities to have been world champion. He was the first fighter of consequence to show interest in the Queensberry Rules.

🏆🏌Jim Barnes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1886 d.5/24/1966 (80)
Hall of Famer, Golfer

🏆🏈George Musso -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1910 d.9/5/2000 (90)
Hall of Famer, NFL Guard
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears (1933-1944)

🏆🏁W. C. "Junie" Donlavey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1924 N.S. d.6/9/2014 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Names/Places: RFMN: Wesley Christian
Misc: former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car owner with a team based in Richmond.

🎵Fred Ebb -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1928 d.9/11/2004 (76)
Hall of Famer, Lyricist
Song Titles: Cabaret, New York New York

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🎵Tommmy Cogbill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1932 N.S. d.12/7/1982 N.S. (50)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Bassist, Guitarist

🏆🏀John "Hondo" Havlicek -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1940 N.S. d.4/25/2019 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward
Names/Places: NN:Sixth Man for the Boston Celtics; b. in Martins Ferry, Ohio, RN:John Joseph Havlicek; NN:Hondo
Misc: 13x NBA All-Star; played in 3 NCAA Finals at Ohio St. (1960-62); star forward as starter who led the Celtics to eight NBA titles (1963-66,68-69,74,76); playoff MVP in 1974; 4-time All-NBA first team; played for 17 years and scored 26,395 NBA points in 1,188 games; 172 games, 3776 points, 22.0 ppg, in 1,270 games; Celtics #17 retired
Sports Teams: Ohio State (1959-1962), Boston Celtics (1962-1978)

🏆⚾"Catfish" Jim Hunter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1946 d.9/9/1999 (53)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: b. in Hertford, N.C.; RN:James Augustus
Misc: pitched perfect game 1968; won 20 games or more 5 times (1971-75); played on 5 World Series winners with Oakland, NY Yankees; AL Cy Young Award winner in 1974
Sports Teams: Kansas City A's/Oakland A's (1965-1974), New York Yankees (1975-1979)

🏆⚾Gary Carter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1954 d.2/16/2012 (57)
Hall of Famer, MLB Catcher
Misc: All Star MVP 1981 and 1984 (both Expos); 11x All-Star, 3x Gold Glove, 5x Silver Slugger; in the Mets and Baseball Halls of Fame, Expos #8 Retired
Sports Teams: Montreal Expos (1974-1984), New York Mets (1985-1989), San Francisco Giants (1990), Los Angeles Dodgers (1991), Montreal Expos (1992)

🏆🏈Ricky Lynn Bell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1955 N.S. d.11/28/1984 N.S. (29)
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Southern California, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1977-1981), San Diego Chargers (1982)

🏆🥊Benjamin "Big Ben" Brain -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1753 N.S. d.4/8/1794 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🏆🥊Arthur Chambers -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1846 d.4/8/1923 (76)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🏆🎾Richard Dudley Sears -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/26/1861 d.4/8/1943 (81)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: the first U.S. men's singles champion of lawn tennis

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🏆🏒Russell Bowie -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/24/1880 d.4/8/1959 (78)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: NHL Rover
Sports Teams: Montreal Victorias (possibly 1896-1908)

🏆⛸Sherwin Badger -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/29/1901 d.4/8/1972 (70)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

📰🏆⚾Ford C. Frick -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/19/1894 d.4/8/1978 (83)
Hall of Famer, Journalist, Sports Executive, MLB Player
Misc: 3rd MLB Commissioner 1951-65

🏆🏁🏊Katherine Rawls -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/14/1917 N.S. d.4/8/1992 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Diver

🎵Laura Nyro -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/18/1947 d.4/8/1997 (49)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Songwriter, Singer, Pianist, Gospel Singer, Soul Singer, Lesbian
Names/Places: b. in Bronx; Maria Desiderio's companion

🏆🥊James Brian Hellwig -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/16/1959 d.4/8/2014 (54)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: NN:The Ultimate Warrior

🏆Edwin Kantar -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/9/1932 N.S. d.4/8/2022 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Bridge Player
Misc: in the ACBL Hall of Fame; prolific writer of bridge books and columns.

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