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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for April 20

Last Updated 07-07-2023

🎵Johnny Tillotson Jr. -- is 85 in the year 2023 and 86 in the year 2024; b.4/20/1938
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Jacksonville, Fl.
Misc: some say b. 1939
Song Titles: Gidget (theme song)

🏆🏈Steve Spurrier -- is 78 in the year 2023 and 79 in the year 2024; b.4/20/1945
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Quarterback, College Football Player, USFL Figure
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1966)
Sports Teams: University of Florida (1963-1966), San Francisco 49ers (1967-1975), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1976), Florida (coach 1978), Georgia Tech (coach 1979), Duke (coach 1980-1982), Tampa Bay Bandits (USFL coach 1983-1985), Duke (coach 1987-1989), Florida (coach 1990-2001), Washington Redskins (coach 2002-2003), South Carolina (coach 2005-2015)

🏆🏒Slava Fetisov -- is 65 in the year 2023 and 66 in the year 2024; b.4/20/1958
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Russian
Names/Places: RN: Viacheslav Alexandrovich "Slava" Fetisov
Misc: played 1976-1988, 2009
Sports Teams: New Jersey Devils (NHL), Detroit Red Wings (NHL), CSKA Moscow (RSL/KHL), Spartak Moscow (REL/KHL)

🏆⛸Rosalynn Sumners -- is 59 in the year 2023 and 60 in the year 2024; b.4/20/1964
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete

🏆🏌Tom Morris Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/20/1851 d.12/25/1875 (24)
Hall of Famer, Golfer

🏆🏁🏊Harold Fern -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/20/1881 N.S. d.8/21/1974 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, British
Misc: was the British president of swimming's world governing body, FINA from 1936 through 1948.

🏆⚾Dave Bancroft -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/20/1891 d.10/9/1972 (81)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Shortstop
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1915-1920), New York Giants (1920-1923), Boston Braves (1924-1927), Brooklyn Robins (1928-1929), New York Giants (1930), Boston Braves (manager 1924-1927)

🏆🏈Ernie Stautner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/20/1925 d.2/16/2006 (80)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Tackle
Misc: Arena Football League Figure; 9x Pro Bowl, 10x All-Pro, 2x Super Bowl champ; Steelers #70 retired
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers (player 1950-1963), Pittsburgh Steelers (coach 1963-1964), Washington Redskins (coach 1965), Dallas Cowboys (coach 1966-1988), Dallas Texans (coach 1990), Denver Broncos (coach 1991-1994), Frankfurt Galaxy (coach 1995-1997)

🏆🏁Phil Hill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/20/1927 d.8/28/2008 (81)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: first U.S. driver to win Formula One championship (1961); 3 career wins (1958-64).

🏆🏈Jon Dwayne "Jaguar Jon" Arnett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/20/1935 N.S. d.1/16/2021 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: USC, Los Angeles Rams, Chicago Bears

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🏆🏁🏃Betty Cuthbert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/20/1938 d.8/6/2017 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, Australian
Misc: won gold medals in 100 and 200 meters and 4x100m relay at 1956 Olympics; also won 400m gold at 1964 Olympics, co-holder of the most Olympic gold medals (4) in track and field by a woman; in the Australian Hall of Fame.

🎵Luther Vandross -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/20/1951 N.S. d.7/1/2005 N.S. (54)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Soul Singer
Names/Places: MN:Ronzoni
Misc: was an in-demand background vocalist for several different artists; he also wrote commercial jingles
Song Titles: Never Too Much, Bad Boy/Having a Party, Superstar (medley), Give Me the Reason, Stop to Love, Power of Love/Love Power, The Best Things in Life Are Free (with Janet Jackson, BBD, and Ralph Tresvant)
Album Titles: Never Too Much, "Forever, For Always, For Love", Busy Body, The Night I Fell in Love, Give Me the Reason, Any Love, Power of Love, Never Let Me Go, Songs, Your Secret Love, I Know, Luther Vandross, Dance with My Father
Movie Titles: The Goonies (soundtrack), The Heat (soundtrack)
Video Games: Grand Theft Auto IV (soundtrack)

✍🏆Henry Chadwick -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/6/1824 d.4/20/1908 (83)
Hall of Famer, Author (m), Sports Figure, British
Misc: Rules of Baseball co-developer; MLB statistician

🏆🎾Herbert Lawford -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1851 d.4/20/1925 (73)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Scottish

🎵Benny Benjamin -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/25/1925 N.S. d.4/20/1969 N.S. (43)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Drummer
Names/Places: NN:Papa Zita
Misc: most notable as the primary drummer for the Motown studio band known as The Funk Brothers.
Group Names: The Funk Brothers

🏆🎾Wilmer Allison -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/8/1904 d.4/20/1977 (72)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: U.S. Open 1935

🏆🏀Henry G. "Dutch" Dehnert -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/5/1898 N.S. d.4/20/1979 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player, Basketball Coach
Misc: 4x ABL champion; originated the pivot play. Famed member of the Original Celtics of New York in the 1920s, also a successful pro coach.
Sports Teams: Original Celtics (1926-1928), Cleveland Rosenblums (1928-1930), Detroit Eagles (coach 1939-1941), Sheboygan Red Skins (coach 1944-1946), Cleveland Rebels (coach 1946-1947)

🏆🎳Harold Asplund -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/29/1905 d.4/20/1982 (76)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

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🎭🎵🎸Steve Marriott -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/30/1947 d.4/20/1991 (44)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Group Names: The Faces (lead), The Small Faces, Humble Pie, soloist

🎭🏆🥊Jimmy Lennon Sr. -- Death 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

🏆Marjorie Gestring -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/18/1922 N.S. d.4/20/1992 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: 1936 Olympic Springboard Diving Gold Medalist; Marjorie was at the time the youngest woman to win a gold medal.

🎵Johnny Shines -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/26/1915 d.4/20/1992 (76)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Blues Performer

🏆🥊Richard Erwin Rood -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/7/1958 N.S. d.4/20/1999 N.S. (40)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, American
Names/Places: ring name: Ravishing Rick Rude

🏆🏁🏇Charles Whittingham -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/13/1913 d.4/20/1999 (86)
Hall of Famer, Horse Jockey
Misc: Thoroughbred Racer

🏆🏈Bob Saint Clair -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/18/1931 d.4/20/2015 (84)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl, 9x All-Pro; 49ers #79 retired
Sports Teams: San Francisco 49ers (1953-1963)

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