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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for April 17

Last Updated 07-07-2023

🎵Alexander Graves -- is 87 in the year 2023 and 88 in the year 2024; b.4/17/1936
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: aka Pete Graves
Group Names: The Moonglows

🏆Curry Kirkpatrick -- is 80 in the year 2023 and 81 in the year 2024; b.4/17/1943 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Sports Figure

🏆🏁🏊Nancy Hogshead -- is 61 in the year 2023 and 62 in the year 2024; b.4/17/1962 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Nancy Hogshead-Makar or Nancy Lynn Hogshead
Misc: (Olympic-gold-1984)/model (jockey)

🏆🏈Tony Boselli -- is 51 in the year 2023 and 52 in the year 2024; b.4/17/1972
Hall of Famer, NFL Tackle, College Football Player
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl, 3x All Pro; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Southern California, Jacksonville Jaguars (1995-2001), Houston Texans (2002)

💰🏆⚾Alexander Cartwright -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/17/1820 d.7/12/1892 (72)
Hall of Famer, Executive, MLB Manager
Misc: organized the first professional baseball game and designed the baseball diamond

🏆⚾Adrian "Cap" Anson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/17/1852 N.S. d.4/14/1922 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB First Baseman
Misc: 3081 hits, 8x NL RBI leder, 2x NL batting champ; started spring training practice
Sports Teams: Rockford Forest Citys (player 1871), Philadelphia Athletics (player 1872-1875), Chicago White Stockings/Colts (player 1876-1897), Philadelphia Athletics (manager 1875), Chicago White Stockings/Colts (manager 1879-1897), New York Giants (manager 1898)

🏆🏒Herbert A. "Herbie" Lewis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/17/1906 N.S. d.1/20/1991 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1928-1941
Sports Teams: Calgary Hustlers, Calgary Canadians, Duluth Hornets, Detroit Cougars, Detroit Falcons, Detroit Red Wings, Indianapolis Capitals

💰🎵Theresa Needham -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/17/1912 d.10/16/1992 (80)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, Music Figure
Misc: tavern owner who became known as "The Godmother of the Chicago Blues".

🏆🎾Arthur D. Larsen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/17/1925 d.12/7/2012 (87)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: US Open 1950

📰🎭🎵Don Kirshner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/17/1933 d.1/17/2011 (77)
Hall of Famer, Publisher (m), TV Host, Music Producer
Names/Places: b. in Bronx, N.Y.
Misc: Music Promoter; TV/radio bubblegum music creator
Group Names: The Monkees (supervisor)
TV Shows: Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, The Archies (TV show creator), The Monkees (producer)

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🏆🏒Thomas Mark "Tommy The Bomber" Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/17/1940 N.S. d.2/8/1992 N.S. (51)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins, Minnesota North Stars, California Golden Seals, New England Whalers, Washington Capitals

🏆🏒Anders Börje Salming -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/17/1951 N.S. d.11/24/2022 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Swedish
Names/Places: NN:The King
Misc: played 1967-1993
Sports Teams: Brynas IF (SEL), Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Detroit Red Wings (NHL), AIK Hockey (SEL)

🎭🏆🥊Rowdy Roddy Piper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/17/1954 d.7/31/2015 (61)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Roderick "Roddy" George Toombs

✍⚛📰⚖💰Benjamin Franklin -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/17/1706 N.S. or 1/6/1705 J-LD or 1/6/1706 Ju-1 d.4/17/1790 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Author (m), Philosopher (m), Scientist (m), Inventor (m), Publisher (m), Printer (m), Statesman (m), Diplomat (m), Philanthropist, American
Names/Places: b. in Boston; d. in Philadelphia
Misc: Postmaster General; Declaration of Independence signer; invented bifocals, streetlights, lightning rods, stoves, & harmonicas; Elder Statesman of the American Revolution; 1st Ambassador of France; on a $100 bill; in the International Swimming Hall of Fame
Book Titles: Poor Richard's Almanac

🏆🥊Tom "Sailor Tom" Sharkey -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/26/1873 N.S. d.4/17/1953 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🎵🎸Eddie Cochran -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/3/1938 N.S. d.4/17/1960 N.S. (21)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Oklahoma City; RN:Ray Edward Cochrane
Song Titles: C'mon Everybody, Somethin' Else, Summertime Blues

🏆🎳Allie Brandt -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1902 d.4/17/1982 (79)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆Alexander Dolgushin -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/7/1946 N.S. d.4/17/2006 N.S. (60)
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Soviet

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🎵🎸Danny Federici -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/23/1950 d.4/17/2008 (58)
Hall of Famer, Accordionist, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer, Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Bruce Springsteen's E. St. Band

🎵🎸Graham Simpson -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/13/1943 N.S. d.4/17/2012 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, Alternative Rock Bassist, English
Group Names: Roxy Music

🏆⚽Norman Hunter -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/29/1943 N.S. d.4/17/2020 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English

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