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

Last Updated 02-18-2021

🏆🏈Johnny Lujack -- is 96 in the year 2021 and 97 in the year 2022; b.1/4/1925
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: led Notre Dame to three national titles (1943,46-47); won Heisman Trophy in 1947.
Sports Teams: Notre Dame University, Chicago Bears (1948-1951)

🎵🎸Bobby Jones -- is 87 in the year 2021 and 88 in the year 2022; b.1/4/1934
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: The Blue Caps (a backing band for Gene Vincent)

🎵William "Mickey" Stevenson -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.1/4/1937 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter
Misc: worked for the Motown group of labels in the 1960s

🏆🏁🏇Jacinto Vásquez -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.1/4/1943
Hall of Famer, Jockey, Panamaian

🏆🏁🏊Patricia Sarena "Patty" Caretto -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.1/4/1951 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Patricia Brown

🎵🎸Michael Stipe -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.1/4/1960
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in Decatur, GA
Group Names: R.E.M.

🏆🎾George Adee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/4/1874 d.1/31/1948 (74)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🥊Sandor Szabo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/4/1906 N.S. d.10/16/1966 N.S. (60)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Hungarian

🎭🏆🏁🏊Josephine Eveline McKim -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/4/1910 N.S. d.12/10/1992 N.S. (0)
Hall of Famer, Stuntwoman, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Josephine Chalmers

🏆🏁🏊Hildegard "Hilde" Schrader -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/4/1910 N.S. d.3/23/1966 N.S. (56)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, German

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🏆🥊Bobby Managoff -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/4/1918 N.S. d.4/3/2002 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler

🏆🏁🏊Wally Ris -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/4/1924 N.S. d.12/25/1989 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏈Don Shula -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/4/1930 N.S. d.5/4/2020 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Cornerback
Names/Places: b. in Grand River, Ohio; FN:Donald Francis
Misc: one of only two NFL coaches with over 300 wins at 347 (George Halas is the other); has taken 6 teams to Super Bowls and won twice with Miami (1973-74); 6x Coach of Year, 14x Division title winner; 328-156-6 regular season record, 19-17 post season record, 347-173-6 overall; 17-0 in 1972 was the only undefeated season in NFL history; retired in Jan 1996; father of Cincinnati head coach David.
Sports Teams: Cleveland Browns (player 1951-1952), Baltimore Colts (player 1953-1956), Washington Redskins (player 1957), Detroit Lions (coach 1960-1962), Baltimore Colts (coach 1963-1969), Miami Dolphins (coach 1970-1995)

🏆🥊Floyd Patterson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/4/1935 d.5/11/2006 (71)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in Waco, N.C.
Misc: Olympic middleweight champ in 1952; world heavyweight champion (1956-59,60-62); was the first boxer to regain the heavyweight crown; pro record 55-8-1 with 40 KOs.

🏆⚾Roger Connor -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/1/1857 d.1/4/1931 (73)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB First Baseman
Misc: 19th century baseball great (N.Y. Giants, St. Louis 1880-97), first baseman, .327 lifetime hitter
Sports Teams: Troy Trojans (1880-1882), New York Gothams/Giants (1883-1889), New York Giants (PL 1890), New York Giants (1891), Philadelphia Phillies (1892), New York Giants (1893-1894), St. Louis Browns (1894-1897), St. Louis Browns (manager 1896)

🏆🎾Julian Myrick -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/1/1880 d.1/4/1969 (88)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🥊William Landon "Gorilla" Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/12/1906 N.S. d.1/4/1982 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🏈Tommy Fears -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/3/1923 d.1/4/2000 (76)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Runningback, NFL Wide Receiver
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams (player 1948-1956), Green Bay Packers (coach 1959), Los Angeles Rams (coach 1960-1961), Green Bay Packers (coach 1962-1965), Atlanta Falcons (coach 1966), New Orleans Saints (coach 1967-1970), Philadelphia Eagles (coach 1971-1972), Southern California Sun (WFL Head coach 1974-1975), Los Angeles Express (USFL Executive 1983-1985)

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🏆🏁🏊James Edward "Doc" Counsilman -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/28/1920 N.S. d.1/4/2004 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: Swimming Coach who coached Indiana men's swim team to 6 NCAA championships (1968-73); coached the 1964 and '76 U.S. men's Olympic teams that won a combined 21 of 24 gold medals (the Hoosiers' Mark Spitz won 7 in 1976); in 1979 became oldest person (59) to swim English Channel; retired in 1990 with dual meet record of 287-36-1.

🏆🏁🏊Petronella "Nel" van Vilet -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/17/1926 N.S. d.1/4/2006 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Dutch (Netherlands)

🏆🏒Milt Schmidt -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/5/1918 d.1/4/2017 N.S. (98)
Hall of Famer, NHL General Manager, NHL Coach, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1936-1942, 1946-1955
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins

🏆⚾Senichi Hoshino -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/22/1947 N.S. d.1/4/2018 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Manager, Baseball Pitcher, Japanese
Misc: member of the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Chunichi Dragons (player, then manager), Hanshin Tigers, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles

🏆⚾🏈Carmen Louis "Carm" Cozza -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/10/1930 N.S. d.1/4/2018 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, College Baseball Player, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Miami (1956-1962), Yale University (1963-1996)

🎵🎸Ray Thomas -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/29/1941 N.S. d.1/4/2018 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Flautist, Harmonicaist, Saxophonist, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Misc: some say b. 1942 or 1944
Group Names: The Moody Blues

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