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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for August 22

Last Updated 10-22-2020

🏆🏀Joan Crawford -- is 83 in the year 2020 and 84 in the year 2021; b.8/22/1937
Hall of Famer, Basketball Figure
Misc: not to be confused with the movie actress of the same name; Gold Medals in 1957 FIBA World Championship and 1959 & 1963 Pan American Games for Women's Basketball. 2x AAU Most Valuable Player. AAU Hall of Fame in 1961. Helms Hall of Fame in 1967. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999.

🏆⚾Lawrence Patrick David "Pat" Gillick -- is 83 in the year 2020 and 84 in the year 2021; b.8/22/1937 N.S.
Hall of Famer, MLB Executive, MLB Manager
Sports Teams: Toronto Blue Jays (1978-1994), Baltimore Orioles (1996-1998), Seattle Mariners (2000-2003), Philadelphia Phillies (2006-2008), Philadelphia Phillies (president since 2014)

🏆⚾Carl Yastrzemski -- is 81 in the year 2020 and 82 in the year 2021; b.8/22/1939
Hall of Famer, MLB Left Fielder
Names/Places: NN:Yaz; MN:Michael
Misc: 7x Gold Glove, AL MVP 1967, All Star MVP 1970; slugger won 3 AL batting titles; won Triple Crown in 1967; had 3,419 hits, 1,844 RBIs and 452 HRs in 23 years with Boston; Red Sox #8 retired
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox (1961-1983)

📰🏆🏈Bill Parcells -- is 79 in the year 2020 and 80 in the year 2021; b.8/22/1941 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Commentator, NFL Executive, NFL Coach, NFL Quarterback
Names/Places: NN: The Big Tuna
Misc: coached NY Giants to 2 Super Bowl titles (1986,90); retired after 1990 season then returned in '93 as coach of New England; entered 1994 season with 9-year record of 90-63-1.
Sports Teams: Hastings, Wichita State, Army, Florida State, Vanderbilt, Texas Tech, Air Force Academy, New England Patriots (1980), New York Giants (1979, 1981-1990), New York Jets (1997-1999, also as executive 1997-2000), Dallas Cowboys (2003-2006), Miami Dolphins (executive, 2008-2010), Cleveland Browns (executive since 2014)

🎵🎸Donna Godchaux -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.8/22/1947
Hall of Famer, Singer, Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: The Grateful Dead

🏆🏁🏊Diana Nyad -- is 71 in the year 2020 and 72 in the year 2021; b.8/22/1949
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: the first to swim from the Bahamas to Florida in 1979

🏆🥊🏋Paul Ellering -- is 67 in the year 2020 and 68 in the year 2021; b.8/22/1953 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestling Manager, Weightlifter
Misc: He set a World Record in the deadlift with a lift of 745 pounds

🏆⚾Paul Leo Molitor -- is 64 in the year 2020 and 65 in the year 2021; b.8/22/1956
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Infielder
Names/Places: b. in St. Paul, MN; NN:Molly and The Ignitor
Misc: All-America SS at Minnesota in 1976; signed as free agent by Toronto on Dec. 7, 1992, after 15 years with Milwaukee; led Blue Jays to 2nd straight World Series title as World Series MVP in 1993; has hit .418 in 2 Series appearances (1982,93)
Sports Teams: Milwaukee Brewers (1978-1992), Toronto Blue Jays (1993-1995), Minnesota Twins (1996-1998), Minnesota Twins (manager since 2015)

🏆🏀Denise Curry -- is 61 in the year 2020 and 62 in the year 2021; b.8/22/1959
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach, Basketball Coach, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic-gold-1984; Gold Medals in 1979 & 1983 FIBA World Championship, 1983 Pan American Games and 1984 Olympics for Women's Basketball. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 1994. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999.

🏆🎾Mats Wilander -- is 56 in the year 2020 and 57 in the year 2021; b.8/22/1964
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Swedish
Misc: Swedish 1988 Player of Year; has won Australian and French Opens 3 times each and U.S. Open in 1988.

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✍⚛🎭Giada De Laurentis -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.8/22/1970
Hall of Famer, Writer, Chef, TV Hostess, Italian
Misc: in the Culinary Hall of Fame
TV Shows: Giada at Home

🏆⚾Ned Hanlon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/22/1857 d.4/14/1937 (79)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Player
Names/Places: NN:Foxy Ned
Sports Teams: Cleveland Blues (1880), Detroit Wolverines (1881-1888), Pittsburg Alleghenys (1889), Pittsburgh Burghers (1890), Pittsburg Pirates (1891), Baltimore Orioles (1892), Pittsburgh Alleghenys (manager, 1889), Pittsburgh Burghers (manager, 1890) Pittsburg Pirates (manager, 1891), Baltimore Orioles (manager, 1892-1898), Brooklyn Superbas (manager, 1899-1905), Cincinnati Reds (manager, 1906-1907)

🏆🥊Sam Muchnick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/22/1905 d.12/30/1998 (93)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Ukrainian
Misc: a leading American professional wrestling promoter

🏆🏈Mel Hein -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/22/1909 d.1/31/1992 (82)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Center
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1931-1945)

🎭🎵Rod Brasfield -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/22/1910 d.9/12/1958 (48)
Hall of Famer, Comedian, Country-Novelty Performer
Misc: Grand Ole Opry

🎵Connie B. Gay -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/22/1914 d.12/3/1989 (75)
Hall of Famer, Music Executive, Country Performer
Misc: Country Music Association founder

🎵John Lee Hooker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/22/1917 N.S. d.6/21/2001 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Blues Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Clarksdale, MS
Misc: Major influential guitarist; some say born in 1912, 1915 or 1920

🏆🥊Patrick John "Pat" O'Connor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/22/1924 N.S. d.8/16/1990 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, New Zealand

🏆⛸Bradley Lord -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/22/1939 d.2/15/1961 (21)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

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🎭Roger Monroe King -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/22/1944 d.12/8/2007 (63)
Hall of Famer, TV Executive
Misc: media and TV executive for King World Productions and CBS.

🏆🥊Paddington Tom Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1766 d.8/22/1833
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🏆⚽David "Davie" Ditchburn Meiklejohn -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/12/1900 d.8/22/1959 (58)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🏆⚽Harry Ratican -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/20/1894 d.8/22/1964 (70)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

🎭🏆🥊Freddie Steele -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/18/1912 d.8/22/1984 (71)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Boxer

🎖🎭🏆🏈🥊Professor Tanaka -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/6/1930 N.S. d.8/22/2000 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Soldier, Actor, College Football Player, Boxer, Wrestler, Martial Arts
Names/Places: RN: Charles J. Kalani Jr; Ring Names: Professor Toru Tanaka or Professor Tanaka

🏆⚽Robert "Bobby" Johnstone -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/7/1929 N.S. d.8/22/2001 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🎵🎷Floyd Tillman -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/8/1914 d.8/22/2003 (88)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Blues Singer, Jazz Singer, Country Singer

🎵Jerry Leiber -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/25/1933 d.8/22/2011 (78)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter
Misc: wrote many hits with Mike Stoller

🎵Lazy Lester -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/20/1933 N.S. d.8/22/2018 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Harmonicaist, Blues Singer/Guitarist

🎵🎸Edward King -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/14/1949 N.S. d.8/22/2018 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Strawberry Alarm Clock, Lynyrd Skynyrd

🏆🏈Bobby Dillon -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/23/1930 N.S. d.8/22/2019 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers

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