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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for August 14

Last Updated 04-22-2021

🏆Gary Milburn Tobain -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.8/14/1935 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏌🏈John Brodie -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.8/14/1935
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Football Announcer, NFL Quarterback
Misc: 31,548 career yards
Sports Teams: San Francisco 49ers (1957-1973)

🏆🎳Bob Hart -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.8/14/1937
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🎭🎵🎸David Crosby -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.8/14/1941
Hall of Famer, TV Actor, Songwriter, Guitarist, Classic Rock Singer
Names/Places: MN:Van Courtlandt; b. in Los Angeles
Group Names: The Byrds (co-founder), Crosby Stills Nash and Young, soloist
TV Shows: John Larroquette Show (as Chester the biker)

🎵Connie Smith -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.8/14/1941
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Pianist, Country Singer/Guitarist

🎵Larry Graham Jr. -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.8/14/1946
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Bassist, Drummer, Harmonicaist, Keyboardist, Saxophonist, Soul Singer
Group Names: Sly & the Family Stone, Graham Central Station, soloist

🏆🎳Mark C. Jensen -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.8/14/1948
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🎵🎸Bruce Thomas -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.8/14/1948
Hall of Famer, New Wave Bassist
Group Names: Elvis Costello and the Attractions

🏆🏁🏊Deborah Meyer -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.8/14/1952 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: RN: Deborah Elizabeth Meyer, aka Deborah Weber
Misc: the first swimmer to win 3 individual gold medals at one Olympics; won 200-,400-,& 800m freestyle events

🏆🏁Rusty Wallace -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.8/14/1956
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Auto Racer
Misc: NASCAR, USAC, NASCAR commentator

🏆🥊Bobby Eaton -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.8/14/1958 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, American
Names/Places: RN: Robert Lee Eaton

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📰🎭🏆🏀"Magic" Johnson -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.8/14/1959
Hall of Famer, Commentator, TV Talk Show Host, NBA Coach, NBA Guard, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in East Lansing, MI; RFN:Earvin Jr.
Misc: NBA lifetime playoff record for most assists (1,800), career 9,921; The Dream Team 1992; led Michigan St. to NCAA title in 1979 and was tourney MVP; retired on Nov. 7, 1991, stating he was HIV-positive for AIDS; returned to score 25 points in 1992 NBA All-Star game and win second MVP award; U.S. Olympic Dream Team member in '92; announced NBA comeback then retired again before start of 1992-93 season; named head coach of Lakers on Mar. 23, 1994; won first game, 110-101, over Milwaukee at sold-out LA Forum, but finished season at 5-11 and quit; later named minority owner of team; NCAA Champion (Michigan State, 1979); NCAA Tournament MOP (1979); 5x NBA Champion for the Lakers (1980,1982,1985,1987,1988); 3x NBA Finals MVP (1980, 1982, 1987); 3x NBA MVP (1987,1989,1990); 9x All-NBA First Team; Member of the "Dream Team" inducted as a unit in 2010; 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Lakers #32 retired, Michigan State #33 retired
Sports Teams: Michigan State (1977-1979), Los Angeles Lakers (1979-1991, 1996, and as coach 1994)

🏆🏁🏊Kieren John Perkins -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.8/14/1973 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

🏆🥊Thomas "Tom" King -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/14/1835 N.S. d.10/3/1888 N.S. (53)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English
Names/Places: NN:The Fighting Sailor

🏆🎾Fred Alexander -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/14/1880 d.3/3/1969 (88)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🏒Hubert Milton J. Nelson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/14/1907 N.S. d.5/??/1981 N.S. (0)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player
Sports Teams: Minneapolis Millers, St. Louis Flyers

🏆🥊Walter Joseph "Wally" Karbo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/14/1915 N.S. d.3/23/1993 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Wrestling Figure
Misc: was a professional wrestling promoter and co-founder of the American Wrestling Association with Verne Gagne

🏆🏈Wellington Mara -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/14/1916 d.10/25/2005 (89)
Hall of Famer, NFL Executive
Misc: one of the co-owners of the NFL's New York Giants from 1959 until his death.

🏆🏈🏀Marty Glickman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/14/1917 d.1/3/2001 (83)
Hall of Famer, Football Announcer, Basketball Announcer, Track and Field
Sports Teams: New York Knicks (announcer), New York Giants (announcer), New York Jets (announcer)

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🏆🥊Dick Tiger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/14/1929 d.12/14/1971 (42)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Nigeran
Misc: world champion middleweight boxer [1962-63, 1964], lightweight champion [1965-68]

✍🏆⚾Earl Weaver -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/14/1930 d.1/19/2013 (82)
Hall of Famer, Author, Baseball Announcer, MLB Manager
Sports Teams: Baltimore Orioles (coach, 1967), Baltimore Orioles (manager, 1968-1982, 1985-1986)
TV Shows: Monday Night Baseball (1980s)

🎵Son Seals -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/14/1942 d.12/20/2004 (62)
Hall of Famer, Singer/Guitarist, Drummer, Blues Performer
Names/Places: RFN: Frank

🎖David Glasgow Farragut -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/5/1801 d.8/14/1870 (69)
Hall of Famer, Naval Officer
Names/Places: b. in Knoxville, TN
Misc: Civil War Hero; Said "Damn the Torpedoes!"

🏆⚾Joe Kelley -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/9/1871 d.8/14/1943 (71)
Hall of Famer, MLB Left Fielder
Sports Teams: Boston Beaneaters (1891), Pittsburgh Pirates (1892), Baltimore Orioles (NL, 1892-1898), Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1901), Baltimore Orioles (AL, 1902), Cincinnati Reds (1902-1906), Boston Doves (1908), Cincinnati Reds (manager, 1902-1905), Boston Doves (manager, 1908)

🏆🎳John Koster -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/21/1872 d.8/14/1945 (73)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: the first to win four ABC Tournament titles.

🎵"Big Bill" Broonzy -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/26/1893 d.8/14/1958 (65)
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer/Guitarist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Misc: some say b. 1898

🏆⚾Fred Clifford Clarke -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/3/1872 d.8/14/1960 (87)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Left Fielder
Sports Teams: Louisville Colonels (1894-1899), Pittsburg/Pittsburgh Pirates (1900-1911, 1913-1915), Louisville Colonels (manager, 1897-1899), Pittsburg/Pittsburgh Pirates (manager, 1900-1915)

🏆🎳Ebber "Sarge" Easter -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/20/1882 N.S. d.8/14/1961 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆🏈Frederick Wayman "Duke" Slater -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/9/1898 N.S. d.8/14/1966 N.S. (67)
Hall of Famer, Football Player
Sports Teams: Milwaukee Badgers, Rock Island Independents, Chicago Cardinals

🏆🥊Marcel Thil -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/25/1914 d.8/14/1968 (54)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, French

🏆🏁Bobby Isaac -- Death 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

🏆🏁Enzo Ferrari -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/20/1898 d.8/14/1988 (90)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, Italian
Misc: Auto maker; founder of Ferrari, Italy's greatest sports car builder; b. Feb 18?

🎵Tony Williams -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1928 N.S. d.8/14/1992 N.S. (64)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Platters (original lead)

🏆⚾"Pee Wee" Reese -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/23/1918 d.8/14/1999 (81)
Hall of Famer, MLB Shortstop
Names/Places: RFN:Harold Henry
Misc: some say b. 1919
Sports Teams: Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers (1940-1942, 1946-1958)

🏆🎳Earl Anthony -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/27/1938 d.8/14/2001 (63)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Names/Places: b. in Kent, Wash.; NN:The Earl of Bowling
Misc: the winningest in history; 6-time PBA Bowler of Year; 41 career titles; first to earn $100,000 in 1 season (1975); first to earn $1 million in career.

🎭🏆⚾Phil Rizzuto -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/25/1917 d.8/14/2007 (89)
Hall of Famer, Panelist, Baseball Announcer, MLB Shortstop
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Philip Francis Rizzuto
Misc: AL MVP 1950
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (player 1941-1942, 1946-1956, then sportscaster)
TV Shows: Down You Go (as game show host)

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🏆🏒Ted Kennedy -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/12/1925 d.8/14/2009 (83)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs (possibly 1942-1957)

🏆⚽John Nanoski -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1918 d.8/14/2011 (93)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

🏆🏈Frank Broyles -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/26/1924 d.8/14/2017 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, NFL Player, College Football Coach, College Football Player
TV Shows: Baylor (1947-1949), Florida (1950), Georgia Tech (1951-1956), Missouri (1957), Arkansas (coach 1958-1976, administrator 1974-2007)

🏆🏈Herbert Vaughn Orvis -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/17/1946 N.S. d.8/14/2020 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Colorado, Detroit Lions, Baltimore Colts

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