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

Last Updated 10-22-2020

🏆🎳Gordy Baer -- is 81 in the year 2020 and 82 in the year 2021; b.8/20/1939
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🎵James Pankow -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.8/20/1947
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Trombonist
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
Group Names: Chicago

🎵🎸Robert Plant -- is 72 in the year 2020 and 73 in the year 2021; b.8/20/1948
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Names/Places: b. in Bromwich; MN:Anthony
Group Names: Led Zeppelin, soloist, Honeydrippers
Song Titles: Whole Lotta Love, Immigrant Song, Black Dog
Album Titles: Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin III, Led Zeppelin IV, Houses of the Holy, Physical Graffiti, Prescence, In Through The Out Door, Coda

🎵Jerome Eugene "Bigfoot" Brailey -- is 70 in the year 2020 and 71 in the year 2021; b.8/20/1950 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Drummer
Group Names: Parliament-Funkadelic

🏆🏒Chris Drury -- is 44 in the year 2020 and 45 in the year 2021; b.8/20/1976
Hall of Famer, NHL Player, American
Names/Places: RN: Christopher Ellis Drury
Misc: played 1988-2011
Sports Teams: Colorado Avalanche, Calgary Flames, Buffalo Sabres, New York Rangers

🏆🎾Ellen Roosevelt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/20/1868 d.9/26/1954 (86)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🏁🏊Charlotte Duggan Boyle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/20/1899 N.S. d.10/3/1990 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Charlotte Clune

🏆🏀Lester "Les" Harrison -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/20/1904 N.S. d.12/23/1997 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, NBA Owner, NBA Coach, NBA Player

🏆🎾Henry Austin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/20/1906 d.8/20/2000 (94)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, English

🏆⚾Alphonse Al López -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/20/1908 N.S. d.10/30/2005 N.S. (97)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Catcher
Misc: A.L. manager of year 1959
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Robins/Dodgers (1928, 1930-1935), Boston Bees (1936-1940), Pittsburgh Pirates (1940-1946), Cleveland Indians (1947), Cleveland Indians (manager, 1951-1956), Chicago White Sox (manager, 1957-1965, 1968-1969)

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🎵John Richbourg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/20/1910 d.2/15/1986 (75)
Hall of Famer, Radio Disc Jock, Soul Singer

🏆🏁🏊István Szívós Sr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/20/1920 N.S. d.6/22/1992 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Hungarian

🎭🎵Jim Reeves -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/20/1923 d.7/31/1964 (41)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Carthage, TX; NN:Gentleman
Misc: some say b. 1924; Pioneer of the Nashville Sound

🏆🏒John Joseph "Jack" Kirrane Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/20/1928 N.S. d.9/26/2016 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete

🎵Paul Robi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/20/1931 d.2/1/1989 (57)
Hall of Famer, Baritone, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Platters

⚖🏆🏁🏊Cynthia Maria "Cindy" Nicholas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/20/1957 N.S. d.5/19/2016 N.S. (58)
Hall of Famer, Politician, Swimmer, Canadian
Misc: record holder for the most crossings of the English Channel by a woman (19) by 1982.

🏆🥊Tom Spring -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1795 d.8/20/1851 (56)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🏆🏈Fielding Yost -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/30/1871 d.8/20/1946 (75)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach
Names/Places: NN:Hurry Up
Misc: Yost's record at Michigan from 1901 to 1927 was an unbelievable 55-1 with 2821 points against a combined 42 points for ALL of his opponents.
Sports Teams: University of Michigan (coach, 1901-1923, 1925-1926)

🏆🏒Marty Barry -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/8/1905 d.8/20/1969 (63)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Names/Places: NN:Martin James "Goal-a-Game" Barry
Misc: playing career 1927-1941
Sports Teams: New York Americans, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens

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🏆🏁🏇Earl Sande -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/13/1898 d.8/20/1974 (75)
Hall of Famer, Jockey
Misc: 1920s leading jockey

🎵Paul Foster -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/12/1920 d.8/20/1995 (75)
Hall of Famer, Gospel Performer
Group Names: The Soul Stirrers

🏆🏁🏊Beverley Joy Whitfield -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/15/1954 N.S. d.8/20/1996 N.S. (42)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

🏆🎾Henry Austin -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/20/1906 d.8/20/2000 (94)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, English

🏆🏈Gene Upshaw Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/15/1945 d.8/20/2008 (63)
Hall of Famer, NFL Guard
Names/Places: RN:Eugene Thurman Upshaw Jr.
Misc: 2-time All-AFL and 3-time All-NFL selection with Oakland; helped lead Raiders to 2 Super Bowl titles in 1976 and '80 seasons; executive director of NFL Players Assn. since 1987; agreed to application of salary cap in 1994.
Sports Teams: Oakland Raiders (1967-1981)

🎵Johnny Carter -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/2/1934 d.8/20/2009 (75)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Flamingos, The Dells

⛪🎭🎵Jerry (Comedian) Lewis -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/16/1926 d.8/20/2017 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, Jewish, Movie Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host, Movie Producer/Director, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: b. in Newark, N.J.; RN:Joseph Levitch
Song Titles: Sunday Driving
TV Shows: The Colgate Comedy Hour (as cohost with Dean Martin), The Jerry Lewis Show
Movie Titles: The King of Comedy, The Bellboy, The Nutty Professor

🏆⚽Jimmy McIlroy -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/25/1931 N.S. d.8/20/2018 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Northern Ireland
Misc: Northern Ireland; MBE

🎵Billy Johnson -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.8/20/1924 or 8/20/1928 d.4/28/1987
Hall of Famer, Guitarist
Group Names: The Moonglows

🎵Billy Johnson -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.8/20/1924 or 8/20/1928 d.4/28/1987
Hall of Famer, Guitarist
Group Names: The Moonglows

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