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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for August 1

Last Updated 07-18-2020

🏆🏒Mike Emrick -- is 74 in the year 2020 and 75 in the year 2021; b.8/1/1946 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Hockey Figure
Names/Places: RN:Michael "Doc" Emrick
Misc: lead announcer for the NHL national telecasts on NBC and NBC Sports

🏆🏒Sylvanus Marshall "Syl" Apps -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.8/1/1947
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Pole Vaulter, Canadian
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs

🏆🏀Roy Williams -- is 70 in the year 2020 and 71 in the year 2021; b.8/1/1950
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: North Carolina (player 1968-1969, coach 1978-1988, 2003-present as of 2016), University of Kansas (coach 1988-2003)

🎵Robert Cray -- is 67 in the year 2020 and 68 in the year 2021; b.8/1/1953
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Bassist, Blues Singer, Blues Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Columbus, Georgia
Misc: some say b. 1952 or 1954
Group Names: Robert Cray Band

🎵🎸Joe Elliott -- is 61 in the year 2020 and 62 in the year 2021; b.8/1/1959 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: RFMN:Joseph Thomas
Misc: some say b. 1960 but incorrect
Group Names: Def Leppard

🎵Professor Griff -- is 60 in the year 2020 and 61 in the year 2021; b.8/1/1960
Hall of Famer, Rap Music Performer
Names/Places: RN:Richard Griffin
Group Names: Public Enemy

✍🎵Chuck D -- is 60 in the year 2020 and 61 in the year 2021; b.8/1/1960
Hall of Famer, Author, Music Producer, Rap Music Performer
Names/Places: RN:Chuck Ridenhour
Group Names: Public Enemy

🏆⛸Jill Trenary -- is 52 in the year 2020 and 53 in the year 2021; b.8/1/1968
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🏆🥊Devon Hughes -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.8/1/1972 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: ring name: D-Von Dudley

🏆🏈Edgerrin James -- is 42 in the year 2020 and 43 in the year 2021; b.8/1/1978 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback
Misc: 4x Pro Bowl, 2x First-Team All-Pro, 2x Second-Team All-Pro, 2x NFL rushing yards leader
Sports Teams: Indianapolos Colts (1999-2005), Arizona Cardinals (2006-2008), Seattle Seahawks (2009)

Maria Mitchell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1818 d.6/28/1889 (70)
Hall of Famer, Astronomer
Misc: the first US woman astronomer

🏆⚾Ulysses Franklin "Frank" Grant -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1865 N.S. d.5/27/1937 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure
Misc: a pioneer in the early Negro Leagues.
Sports Teams: Cuban Giants, Buffalo Bisons, Philadelphia Giants

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✍🏆🥊George Hackenschmidt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1877 d.2/19/1968 (90)
Hall of Famer, Writer, Philosopher, Wrestler, Russian

🏆🥊Francisco "Pancho Villa" Guilledo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1901 N.S. d.7/14/1925 N.S. (23)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Phillipean

🏆🏁🏊Gérard Blitz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1901 N.S. d.3/8/1979 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Dutch (Netherlands)

🏆🏌Lloyd Mangrum -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1914 d.11/17/1973 (59)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: US Open Champ 1946

🏆Sammy Lee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1920 N.S. d.12/2/2016 N.S. (96)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete
Misc: platform diver (Olympic-gold-1948, 52)

🏆🎾Jack Kramer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1921 d.9/12/2009 (88)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: Wimbledon singles champ 1947; U.S. champ 1946-47; promoter and Open pioneer; occasional tennis commentator

✍📰🎵Samuel Charters -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1929 d.3/18/2015 (85)
Hall of Famer, Writer, Poet, Historian, Music Producer, Musicologist, Musician
Misc: a noted and widely published author on the subjects of blues and jazz music, as well as a writer of fiction.

🏆🏁Bobby Isaac -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1932 d.8/14/1977 (45)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: a NASCAR Grand National champion and a land speed record breaker

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🎵🎸Jerry Garcia -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1942 d.8/9/1995 (53)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Classic Rock Singer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco; RFMN:Jerome John
Group Names: The Grateful Dead (lead and co-founder)

🏆🏒Clarence John "Taffy" Abel -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/28/1900 N.S. d.8/1/1964 N.S. (64)
Hall of Famer, NHL Player, American
Misc: played 1924-1934
Sports Teams: New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks

🏆🥊Joe Lynch -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/30/1898 d.8/1/1965 (66)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🏒Thomas Joseph "Tommy" Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/27/1885 N.S. d.8/1/1966 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, NHL Right Wing, Canadian
Misc: NHL Rover
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Professionals, Pittsburgh Lyceum, Pittsburgh Bankers, Ottawa Hockey Club, Brantford Indians, Galt Professionals, Moncton Victorias, Quebec Bulldogs, Toronto Shamrocks, Montreal Canadiens

🏆🏌Johnny McDermott -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/12/1891 d.8/1/1971 (79)
Hall of Famer, Golfer

Paddy Chayevsky -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/29/1923 d.8/1/1981 (58)
Hall of Famer, Dramatist/Playwright
Names/Places: RFN:Sidney

🏆🏁🏊John Herbert Higgins -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1916 N.S. d.8/1/2004 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, American
Misc: Swimming Coach

🏆🎳John Jowdy -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/21/1920 d.8/1/2013 (93)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆🏈Dick Kazmaier -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/23/1930 d.8/1/2013 (82)
Hall of Famer, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1951)
Sports Teams: Princeton University

🏆🥊Harley Leland Race -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/11/1943 N.S. d.8/1/2019 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Misc: Wrestling promoter and trainer

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