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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for April 12

Last Updated 07-07-2023

🏆🏈Mike Garrett -- is 79 in the year 2023 and 80 in the year 2024; b.4/12/1944
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1965), Garrett was an All-American RB for Southern California and played in the NFL's first AFL-NFL Championship game for Kansas City against the mighty Green Bay Packers; 2x AFL All-Star, 2x AFL champ, 1x Super Bowl champ; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Southern California, Kansas City Chiefs (1966-1970), San Diego Chargers (1970-1973)

🎵Lois Reeves -- is 75 in the year 2023 and 76 in the year 2024; b.4/12/1948
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Martha and the Vandellas

🎭🏆⚾Tom Werner -- is 73 in the year 2023 and 74 in the year 2024; b.4/12/1950
Hall of Famer, Actor, TV Producer (m), MLB Owner
Misc: primarily a producer; Casey-Werner productions
Sports Teams: San Diego Padres (owned)
TV Shows: The Life and Times of Tim, That '70s Show, Grounded For Life, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Cybill, Grace Under Fire, Oh Madeline, Roseanne, Cosby Show, A Diff'rent World, Jackie Thomas Show

🎵Vince Gill -- is 66 in the year 2023 and 67 in the year 2024; b.4/12/1957
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Norman, Oklahoma
Group Names: Pure Prarie League, soloist
Song Titles: I Still Believe in You, Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away, One More Last Chance, Tryin' to Get You (previous titles are some of his singles that hit #1 on the country singles chart)
Album Titles: When I Call Your Name, Pocket Full of Gold, I Still Believe in You, When Love Finds You, High Lonesome Sound, The Key, Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye, Next Big These Days

✍⚖Henry Clay -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/12/1777 d.6/29/1852 (75)
Hall of Famer, Orator (m), Politician (m), Statesman (m), Lawyer (m)
Names/Places: NN:The Great Compromiser

🏆⚾Victor Gazaway Willis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/12/1876 d.8/3/1947 (71)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: Played in the 1800s and 1900s as a pitcher for 14 seasons.
Sports Teams: Boston Beaneaters (1898-1905), Pittsburgh Pirates (1906-1909), St. Louis Cardinals (1910)

🏆⚾Addie Joss -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/12/1880 d.4/14/1911 (31)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN: The Human Hairpin
Sports Teams: Cleveland Bronchos / Naps (1902-1910)

🏆🎳Charlie Daw -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/12/1894 d.1/18/1947 (52)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆🥊Billy Miske -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/12/1894 d.1/1/1924 (29)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🏀Joseph "Joe" Lapchick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/12/1900 N.S. d.8/10/1970 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Misc: Interstate League championship (Holyoke Reds, 1922); ABL championships (Original Celtics, 1927-28); American Basketball League titles (Cleveland Rosenblums, 1929-30); NIT championships as coach (St. John's, 1943-44, 1959, 1965)
Sports Teams: Original Celtics, St. John's University (head coach, 1937-1947), New York Knicks (coach, 1947-1957)

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🎭🏆🥊Jimmy Lennon Sr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/12/1913 d.4/20/1992 (79)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Sportscaster, Boxing Figure
Misc: Boxing announcer dean who appearred in 75 movies
Group Names: Raging Bull, Rocky III

🏆🏁🏊Phil Moriarty -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/12/1914 N.S. d.8/18/2012 N.S. (0)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: Swimming and Diving Coach

🏆⛸Ardelle Kloss -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/12/1916 d.9/15/2011 (95)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🎵Hound Dog Taylor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/12/1917 d.12/17/1975 (58)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Pianist, Blues Singer/Guitarist

🏆🏁🏊Peter Daland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/12/1921 N.S. d.10/20/2014 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: Swimming Coach

🏆⚽Edward Hunter "Eddie" Turnbull -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/12/1923 N.S. d.4/30/2011 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, Scottish

🏆🏁Curtis Turner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/12/1924 d.10/4/1970 (46)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: an early NASCAR driver

🎵Prentis Barnes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/12/1925 d.10/1/2006 (81)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Moonglows

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🏆⚽Robert Frederick Chelsea "Bobby" Moore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/12/1941 N.S. d.2/24/1993 N.S. (51)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: the "golden boy of English soccer" and captain of the national side that defeated West Germany 4-2 in the 1966 World Cup final at Wembley Stadium in London; it was England's only World Cup championship

⚛💰Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" Barton -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/25/1821 N.S. d.4/12/1912 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Nurse (m), Philanthropist, Social Reformer, Humanitarian (m)
Names/Places: b. in Oxford, MA; aka "The Angel of the Battlefield".
Misc: American Red Cross Founder

Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/30/1882 d.4/12/1945 (63)
Hall of Famer, President (m)
Names/Places: b. at Hyde Park, New York; d. of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia.
Misc: 32nd U.S. President (1933-45); on a dime

🏆🏒Hughie Lehman -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/27/1885 d.4/12/1961 (75)
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Sports Teams: Sault Ste. Marie Marlboros (IPHL), Berlin Dutchmen (OPHL), Galt Professionals (OPHL), New Westminster Royals (PCHA), Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA/WCHL/WHL), Chicago Black Hawks (NHL)

🎵Lester Melrose -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1891 d.4/12/1968 (76)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Music Publisher
Misc: Talent Scout; one of the earliest American producers of blues records

🏆🥊Joe Louis -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/13/1914 d.4/12/1981 (66)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Names/Places: b. in Lafayette, Al.; NN:The Brown Bomber; LN:Barrow
Misc: heavyweight champ 1937-49, held the record for the longest reign (11 yr., 252 days); began his pro heavyweight career in 1934. He won 23 fights, including knockouts of Primo Carnera and Max Baer, both former champs. Louis became champ in 1937 after knocking out Jim Braddock in 8 rounds.

🏆🥊"Sugar" Ray Robinson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/3/1920 d.4/12/1989 (68)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Names/Places: RN:Walker Smith Jr.
Misc: mddleweight champ 5X's, welterweight champ; 175 wins w/ 110 KOs, 19 losses w/ 1 KO

🎵Andrew Love -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/21/1941 N.S. d.4/12/2012 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Saxophonist

🏆🏀Marvel Keith "Marv" Harshman -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/4/1917 N.S. d.4/12/2013 N.S. (95)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Pacific Lutheran University (player 1938-1942, coach 1945-1958), Washington State University (coach 1958-1971), University of Washington (coach 1971-1985)

🏆🏈Forrest Gregg -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/18/1933 N.S. d.4/12/2019 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Guard, NFL Tackle, College Football Coach
Misc: 6x NFL Champion, 3x Super Bowl Champ, 9x Pro Bowl, AFC Coach of the Year [1981]
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers (1956-1970), Dallas Cowboys (1971), San Diego Chargers (coach 1972-1973), Cleveland Browns (coach 1974), Cleveland Browns (coach 1975-1977), Toronto Argonauts (coach 1979), Cincinnati Bengals (coach 1980-1983), Green Bay Packers (coach 1984-1987), SMU (coach 1989-1990), Shreveport Pirates (coach 1994-1995)

🏆🏁Sir Stirling Moss -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/17/1929 N.S. d.4/12/2020 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, English
Misc: won 194 of 466 career races and 16 Formula One events, but was never world champion.

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