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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for April 29

Last Updated 07-07-2023

🏆⚾Luis "Little Louie" Aparicio -- is 89 in the year 2023 and 90 in the year 2024; b.4/29/1934 N.S.
Hall of Famer, MLB Shortstop, Venezuelan
Misc: 13x All-Star, 9x Gold Glove; all-time leader in most games, assists, chances and double plays by shortstop; led AL in stolen bases a record 9 times (1956-64); 506 career steals; White Sox #11 retired
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox (1956-1962), Baltimore Orioles (1963-1967), Chicago White Sox (1968-1970), Boston Red Sox (1971-1973)

🎵Dwayne D. Allen -- is 80 in the year 2023 and 81 in the year 2024; b.4/29/1943
Hall of Famer, Country Singer/Guitarist
Misc: some say b. 1944
Group Names: The Oak Ridge Boys

🏆⚽Francis Lee -- is 79 in the year 2023 and 80 in the year 2024; b.4/29/1944
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: forward

⛪🏆🏌Johnny Miller -- is 76 in the year 2023 and 77 in the year 2024; b.4/29/1947
Hall of Famer, Mormon, Golfer
Misc: British Open champ 1976 and U.S. Open champ 1973

🏆🎾Andre Agassi -- is 53 in the year 2023 and 54 in the year 2024; b.4/29/1970
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Names/Places: b. in Las Vegas; Brooke Shields' ex-hubby.

🏆🥊Titus O'Neil -- is 46 in the year 2023 and 47 in the year 2024; b.4/29/1977 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler

🏆Mel Durslag -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/29/1921 N.S. d.7/17/2016 N.S. (95)
Hall of Famer, Sports Writer
Misc: Los Angeles Herald Express, TV Guide, Los Angeles Times

🏆🏈George Allen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/29/1922 d.12/31/1990 (72)
Hall of Famer, Football Announcer, NFL Coach, USFL Figure
Names/Places: b. in Detroit, MI
Misc: coached the L.A. Rams and Washington Redskins and the winningest for those two teams; 3rd best winning % (71.2) in the NFL; 1972 NFC Champ, 1984 USFL Western Conference Champ, 2x AP NFL Coach of the Year, 2x UPI NFL Coach of the Year
Sports Teams: Morningside College (NCAA), (1948-1950), Whittier College (NCAA), (1951-1956), Los Angeles Rams (1957), Chicago Bears (1958-1965), Los Angeles Rams (1966-1970), Washington Redskins (1971-1977), Chicago Blitz (USFL 1983), Arizona Wranglers (USFL 1984), Long Beach State (NCAA 1990)

🎵Big Jay McNeely -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/29/1927 N.S. d.9/16/2018 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, Tenor-sax, Bandleader, Blues Guitarist

🎵Carl Gardner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/29/1928 d.6/12/2011 (83)
Hall of Famer, Tenor, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles
Misc: some say b. 1927
Group Names: The Coasters (lead)

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🏆🎳Harry Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/29/1930 N.S. d.8/8/2021 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Names/Places: NN: Tiger

🏆🥊Don Leo Jonathan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/29/1931 N.S. d.10/13/2018 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Don Heaton; aka The Mormon Giant

🎵Otis Rush -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/29/1934 N.S. d.9/29/2018 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Drummer, Harmonicaist, Blues Singer/Guitarist

🎭Lennie Weinrib -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/29/1935 N.S. d.6/28/2006 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: aka Lenny Weinrib, Leonard Weinrib and Len Weinrib
TV Shows: H.R. Pufinstuf (as the title character), "Inch High, Private Eye", Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (as Scrappy), The Smurfs (as Bigmouth), Time for Timer (ABC public service announcements), Hong Kong Phooey, Kissyfur, Magic Mongo (title character), Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm (as Moonrock, also in The Flintstones Comedy Hour/Show), Yo Yogi!

🏆🏁🏊Horacio Bernardo Guillermo Iglesias -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/29/1942 N.S. d.6/25/2004 N.S. (62)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Argentine

🏆🏁Dale Earnhardt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/29/1951 N.S. d.2/18/2001 N.S. (49)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: 7-time NASCAR national champion (1980,86-87,90-91,93,94); Rookie of Year in 1979; Total prize money: over 34,000,000; Still 6th on the win list, but finished his career with 76; he finally won the Daytona 500 in 1998

🎵Leroy Carr -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/27/1905 d.4/29/1935 (30)
Hall of Famer, Pianist, Blues Singer

🎵J. B. Lenoir -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/5/1929 d.4/29/1967 (38)
Hall of Famer, Singer/Guitarist, Harmonicaist, Blues Performer

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🏆🏀Forrest DeBernardi -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1899 d.4/29/1970 (71)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player
Misc: AAU championships (Kansas City Athletic Club, 1921, Hillyard Shine Alls, 1926-27, Cook Paint Company, 1928-29); 7-time AAU All-America

🎭Frederick Coe -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/23/1914 d.4/29/1979 (64)
Hall of Famer, TV Producer/Director (m), Stage Producer/Director (m)

🏆🏀Elmer Ripley -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/21/1891 d.4/29/1982 (90)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Player, Olympic Athlete
Sports Teams: Wagner (1922-1925), Georgetown (1927-1929), Yale (1929-1935), Georgetown (1938-1943), Columbia (1943-1945), Notre Dame (1945-1946), Georgetown (1946-1949), John Carroll (1949-1951), Army (1951-1953)

🏆🏀Gus (Basketball) Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/13/1938 N.S. d.4/29/1987 N.S. (48)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player
Misc: 5x NBA All-Star (1965, 1968-71); 4x All-NBA Second Team (1965-66, 1970-71); 2x NBA All-Defensive First Team (1970-71); NBA All-Rookie First Team (1964); ABA Champion (Indiana Pacers, 1973)
Sports Teams: Baltimore Bullets (1963-1972), Phoenix Suns (1972), Indiana Pacers (ABA 1972-1973)

🏆🏀Andy Phillip -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/7/1922 d.4/29/2001 (79)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player, College Basketball Player, Basketball Coach
Misc: Consensus two-time All-America (1943, 1947); National College Player of the Year (Illinois, 1943); 5 championship finals (1947, 1955-58); 5-time BAA/NBA All-Star (1951-55).
Sports Teams: Chicago Stags (1947-1950), Philadelphia Warriors (1950-1952), Fort Wayne Pistons (1952-1956), Boston Celtics (1956-1958), St. Louis Hawks (coach 1958)

🎭William J. "Bill" Bell -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/6/1927 N.S. d.4/29/2005 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, TV Producer (m)
TV Shows: Young & The Restless (creator), Bold & The Beautiful (creator)

🏆🏈Gino Marchetti -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/2/1927 N.S. d.4/29/2019 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive End
Misc: 9x First Team All-Pro, 11x Pro Bowl, 8-time NFL All-Pro (1957-64) with Baltimore Colts; Colts #89 retired
Sports Teams: Dallas Texans (1952), Baltimore Colts (1953-1966)

🏆⚽Stevie Chalmers -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/26/1935 N.S. d.4/29/2019 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🎵🎸John Hinch -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/19/1947 N.S. d.4/29/2021 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Heavy Metal Drummer, British
Group Names: Judas Priest

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