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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for April 23

Last Updated 07-07-2023

🏆🏀Gail Goodrich -- is 80 in the year 2023 and 81 in the year 2024; b.4/23/1943
Hall of Famer, NBA Player
Misc: NBA Champion (1972), 5x NBA All-Star (1969, 1972-1975); UCLA #25 retired, Lakers #25 retired
Sports Teams: UCLA (1962-1965), Los Angeles Lakers (1965-1968, 1970-1976), Phoenix Suns (1968-1970), New Orleans Jazz (1976-1979)

🏆🥊Anthony White -- is 69 in the year 2023 and 70 in the year 2024; b.4/23/1954 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Body Builder
Names/Places: ring name: Tony Atlas; bodybuilding title: Mr. USA
Misc: Powerlifter

🏆🏁🏊Martín López-Zubert Purcell -- is 54 in the year 2023 and 55 in the year 2024; b.4/23/1969 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American, Spanish

🏆🏒Harry "Rat" Westwick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/23/1876 N.S. d.4/3/1957 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Lacrosse Player, Canadian
Misc: played 1894-1909; NHL Rover
Sports Teams: Ottawa Hockey Club

🏆🥊Jack Dillon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/23/1891 d.2/3/1962 (70)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🥊Jeff (Boxer) Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/23/1891 d.2/3/1962 (70)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆⚾James "Sunny Jim" Bottomley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/23/1900 N.S. d.12/11/1959 N.S. (59)
Hall of Famer, MLB First Baseman
Misc: NL League Award winner 1928
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (player 1922-1932, manager 1937), Cincinnatti Reds (1933-1935), St. Louis Browns (1936-1937)

🏆⚽Geoff Coombes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/23/1919 d.12/5/2002 (83)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English

🏆⚾Warren Spahn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/23/1921 d.11/24/2003 (82)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: b. in Buffalo, N.Y.
Misc: 17x All-Star, 8x NL wins leader, winner of 20 or more games in 13 of 21 season; led NL in wins 8 times; Cy Young Award winner in 1957; most career wins (363) by a left-hander; Braves #21 retired
Sports Teams: Boston/Milwaukee Braves (1942, 1946-1964), New York Mets (1965), San Francisco Giants (1965)

🎵🎸Billy Davenport -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/23/1931 d.12/24/1999 (68)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Rush

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🎭🎵🎸Roy Orbison -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/23/1936 N.S. d.12/6/1988 N.S. (52)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Composer/Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country-Rock Performer
Names/Places: b. in Wink, TX; MN:Kelton
Group Names: The Traveling Wilburys (as Lefty), soloist;
Song Titles: Only The Lonely, Running Scared, Dream Baby, Oh Pretty Woman, Crying, You Got It

💻Raymond Samuel "Ray" Tomlinson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/23/1941 N.S. d.3/5/2016 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Computer Software Programmer
Misc: he implemented the first email system on the ARPANET system, the precursor to the Internet, in 1971; it was the first system able to send mail between users on different hosts connected to the ARPANET.

🏆🏒Tony Esposito -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/23/1943 N.S. d.8/10/2021 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Misc: played 1967-1984
Sports Teams: Michigan Tech Huskies (WCHA), Vancouver Canucks (WHL), Houston Apollos (CHL), Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Black Hawks

🎵Kent Robbins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/23/1947 d.12/27/1997 (50)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Musician

🎵🎸Steve (Rock Musician) Clark -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/23/1960 N.S. d.1/8/1991 N.S. (30)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Guitarst, English
Group Names: Def Leppard

🏆🥊Terry Gordy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/23/1961 N.S. d.7/16/2001 N.S. (40)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Terry Ray Gordy Sr.
Misc: a member of The Fabulous Freebirds

🏆🥊Troy Weston Waters -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/23/1965 N.S. d.5/18/2018 N.S. (53)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Australian
Misc: a member of the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame

🏆⚾Tim Keefe -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1857 d.4/23/1933 (76)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Smiling Tim and Sir Timothy
Misc: 2x NL wins leader, 3x NL ERA leader
Sports Teams: Troy Trojans (1880-1882), New York Metropolitans (1883-1884), New York Giants (1885-1889), New York Giants (PL 1890), New York Giants (1891), Philadelphia Phillies (1891-1893)

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🎵Peter De Rose -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/10/1900 N.S. d.4/23/1953 N.S. (53)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Pianist

🎭🏆🏁🏊Buster Crabbe -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/7/1908 N.S. d.4/23/1983 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in Oakland, CA; RFMN:Clarence Linden
Misc: Olympic-gold-1932; Silent film star; some say b. 1907 or b. Feb 2 1908
Movie Titles: Tarzan (1933), Flash Gordon (serials), Buck Rogers (serials)

🏆🏁🏊Victoriano Alberto Zorrilla -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/6/1906 N.S. d.4/23/1986 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Argentine
Names/Places: aka Alberto Zorrilla

📰⚖🏆Howard Cosell -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/25/1918 d.4/23/1995 (77)
Hall of Famer, Commentator, Attorney/Lawyer (m), Sportscaster
Names/Places: b. in Winston-Salem, N.C.; RLN:Kosell then Cohen
Misc: Boxingcaster; his caustic "tell it like it is" style made him the world's most celebrated sportscaster and turned "Monday Night Football" into a national institution; some say b. 1920
Book Titles: I Never Played The Game
TV Shows: ABC Sports, SportsBeat, Saturday Night Live With Howard Cosell (not the NBC SNL that also premiered in 1975), Speaking of Everything, Monday Night Baseball, Monday Night Football

✍📰🏆David Halberstam -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/10/1934 d.4/23/2007 (73)
Hall of Famer, Author (m), Journalist, Historian (m), Sports Journalist
Misc: in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame
Book Titles: The Breaks of the Game (as inside look at Bill Walton and the 1979-80 Portland Trail Blazers basketball team), Playing for Keeps (on Michael Jordan), Summer of '49 (the battle between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox), The Educattion of a Coach (about New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick)

🏆🏁🏊Abdellatief Abouheif -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/30/1929 N.S. d.4/23/2008 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Egyptian

🏆⚽Joseph Gryzik -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/10/1927 N.S. d.4/23/2019 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Polish

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