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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for October 4

Last Updated 05-13-2022

🏆🎾Owen Keir Davidson -- is 79 in the year 2022 and 80 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1943
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Australian
Misc: one of three men to win four men's mixed doubles titles at Wimbeldon.

🏆⚾Tony LaRussa -- is 78 in the year 2022 and 79 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1944
Hall of Famer, MLB Executive, MLB Manager, MLB Player
Misc: As a manager, La Russa guided his teams to three World Series titles, six league championships and twelve division titles in 33 seasons. His 2,728 wins as a manager ranks third all-time in major league history, behind Connie Mack and John McGraw.
Sports Teams: Kansas City/Oakland Athletics (player 1963, 1968-1971), Atlanta Braves (player 1971), Chicago Cubs (player 1973), Chicago White Sox (manager, 1979-1986), Oakland Athletics (manager, 1986-1995), St. Louis Cardinals (manager, 1996-2011), Arizona Diamondbacks (executive 2014-)

🏆⛸Kenneth Shelley -- is 71 in the year 2022 and 72 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1951
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🏆⛸Kimmie Meissner -- is 33 in the year 2022 and 34 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1989 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete

🏆🏀Ernest A. Blood -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/4/1872 d.2/5/1955 (82)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Passaic High School (New Jersey)

✍📰🏆Damon Runyon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/4/1880 N.S. d.12/10/1946 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Short Story Writer, Journalist, Sports Writer
Names/Places: b. in Manhattan, KS; FN:Alfred
Misc: musical: Guys and Dolls (based on two of his stories), The Brighter Side; in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame

🏆🥊Young Corbett II -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/4/1880 N.S. d.4/10/1927 N.S. (46)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Names/Places: RN:William J Rothwell

🏆🥊Owen Moran -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/4/1884 d.3/17/1949 (64)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English
Names/Places: NN:The Fearless

🏆🏀Marvel Keith "Marv" Harshman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/4/1917 N.S. d.4/12/2013 N.S. (95)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Pacific Lutheran University (player 1938-1942, coach 1945-1958), Washington State University (coach 1958-1971), University of Washington (coach 1971-1985)

🏆🏀Marques Haynes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/4/1926 d.5/22/2015 (88)
Hall of Famer, NBA Guard
Misc: "The World's Greatest Dribbler," Hall of Fame Harlem Globetrotters' ace.
Sports Teams: Harlem Globetrotters

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🏆🥊Chief Jay Strongbow -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/4/1928 d.4/3/2012 (83)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Italian, Jamaican
Names/Places: RN:Luke Joseph Scarpa

🏆🏈Roger Harring -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/4/1932 N.S. d.8/12/2021 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach
Sports Teams: Wisconsin-La Crosse

🏆🏈Sam Huff -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/4/1934 N.S. d.11/13/2021 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker
Names/Places: FN:Robert Lee
Misc: glamorized NFL's middle linebacker position with NY Giants from 1956-63; subject of "The Violent World of Sam Huff" TV special in 1961; helped lead club to 6 division titles and a world championship (1956); in both Collge and NFL Hall of Fames.
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1956-1963), Washington Redskins

🏆🏁Barney Oldfield -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/29/1878 N.S. d.10/4/1946 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: Barnstormer; land speed record

🏆🏁Curtis Turner -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/12/1924 d.10/4/1970 (46)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: an early NASCAR driver

🎵🎸Janis Joplin -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1943 d.10/4/1970 (27)
Hall of Famer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer, Lesbian
Names/Places: b. in Port Arthur, TX; MN:Lyn; NN:Pearl
Misc: White Blues & Soul Singer
Group Names: Big Brother & the Holding Company (lead), Kozmic Blues Band, Full Tilt Boogie Band, soloist
Song Titles: Down on Me, Summertime, Piece of My Heart, Ball 'n Chain, Maybe, To Love Somebody, Kozmic Blues, Work Me Lord, Cry Baby, Mercedes Benz, Me and Bobby McGee
Album Titles: Big Brother and the Holding Company, Cheap Thrills, I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic blues Again Mama!, Pearl

🏆🎾May Sutton Bundy -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/25/1886 N.S. d.10/4/1975 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Names/Places: RN: May Godfrey Sutton
Misc: the first woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon in 1904

🏆🏁Denis Clive "Denny" Hulme -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/18/1936 N.S. d.10/4/1992 N.S. (56)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, New Zealand
Misc: Formula One (1967)

🏆🏒Vic Heyliger -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/26/1912 N.S. d.10/4/2006 N.S. (94)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Hockey Coach
Sports Teams: Michigan (1934-1937), St. Paul Saints (1937-1938), Chicago Blackhawks (1937-1938), Detroit Holzbaugh (1938-1939), Chicago Blackhawks (1943-1944) Illinois (coach 1939-1943), Michigan (coach 1943-1944), West Germany National Team (1961-1963), U.S. National Team (1965-1966), Air Force (1968-1974)

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✍🏆Dave Anderson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/6/1929 N.S. d.10/4/2018 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Author, Sports Writer

✍⛪🎭🎵Diahann Carroll -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/17/1935 N.S. d.10/4/2019 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Author, Baptist, TV/Movie/Stage Actress, TV Hostess, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Bronx; RN:Carol Diahann Johnson; Vic Damone's wife
TV Shows: Julia (as Julia Baker), Dynasty (as Dominique Deveraux), A Different World (as Whitley's mom)

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