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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for April 10

Last Updated 04-10-2021

🏆🏁Kenley Dean "Ken" Squier -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.4/10/1935 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, Auto Racer

🎭🏆🏈John (Football) Madden -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.4/10/1936 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Actor, Sports Analyst, Football Announcer, NFL Coach
Names/Places: b. in Austin, MN
Misc: Miller Lite Commercials; was a CBS, Fox then NBC Fox Sports analyst who draws lines on your TV screen; Ace Hardware spokesman; won 112 games and a Super Bowl (1976 season) as coach of Oakland Raiders; won 9 Emmy Awards as television analyst with CBS; he and partner Pat Summerall moved over to Fox in 1994 after CBS lost NFL rights; signed 4-year, $32 million deal with Fox on Jan. 24--a richer contract than any NFL player.
Sports Teams: Oakland Raiders (coach 1967-1978)

⚖🏆⚽Alan Rothenberg -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.4/10/1939
Hall of Famer, Lawyer, Sports Executive, Soccer Player
Misc: president of U.S. Soccer 1990-98

🏆⚽Ian Callaghan -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.4/10/1942
Hall of Famer, Soccer Midfielder, English

🏆🏈Mel Blount -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.4/10/1948
Hall of Famer, NFL Cornerback
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl, 4x First Team All-Pro, 4x Super Bowl champ; Steelers #47 no longer issued
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers (1970-1983)

🏆🎳Mark Roth -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.4/10/1951
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: 4-time PBA Player of Year (1977-79,84); entered 1994 season with 33 tournament wins, including 1984 U.S. Open.

🏆🏈🏀Edward J. Hickox -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/10/1878 N.S. d.1/28/1966 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach, Basketball Administrator
Misc: an executive secretary of the Hall of Fame from 1949-1963.
Sports Teams: Southwestern Normal (football coach 1907), Springfield (MA, football coach 1922-1923, basketball coach 1926-1942), Colorado College (basketball coach 1914-1915), American International (basketball coach 1944-1947)

🏆⚾Ross Youngs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/10/1897 d.10/22/1927 (30)
Hall of Famer, MLB Right Fielder
Misc: 2x World Series champion
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1917-1926)

🏆Ulise Joseph "Pete" Desjardins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/10/1907 N.S. d.5/6/1985 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏀Charles "Stretch" Murphy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/10/1907 N.S. d.8/19/1992 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player
Misc: Big Ten co-championships (Purdue, 1928-29); Helms Foundation All-America (1929-30); set Big Ten scoring record of 143 points (1929); Big Ten Championship (1930)
Sports Teams: Purdue University (1926-1930)

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📰🏆🥊Jimmy Cannon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/10/1909 d.12/5/1973 (64)
Hall of Famer, Journalist, Sports Writer, Boxing Figure
Misc: in the International Boxing (for coverage of that sport) and National Sportscasters Halls of Fame

🏆🏈W. Clarke Hinkle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/10/1909 d.11/9/1988 (79)
Hall of Famer, NFL Fullback
Misc: led the Green Bay Packers to NFL championships in 1936, '39; in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame; some say b. 1912
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers (1932-1941)

🏆⚽Benny McLaughlin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/10/1928 d.12/27/2012 (84)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

🎵Nathaniel Nelson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/10/1932 N.S. d.6/1/1984 N.S. (52)
Hall of Famer, Soul Singer
Group Names: The Flamingos, Platters

✍📰🏆David Halberstam -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/10/1934 d.4/23/2007 (73)
Hall of Famer, Author, Journalist, Historian, Sports Journalist
Misc: in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame
Book Titles: The Breaks of the Game (as inside look at Bill Walton and the 1979-80 Portland Trail Blazers basketball team), Playing for Keeps (on Michael Jordan), Summer of '49 (the battle between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox), The Educattion of a Coach (about New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick)

🎵Bobby Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/10/1936 N.S. d.3/16/2013 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Spinners

🎭🏆🏈Don Meredith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/10/1938 d.12/5/2010 (72)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Commercial Actor, Sports Commentator, NFL Quarterback
Names/Places: b. in Mt. Vernon, TX; NN:Dandy
Misc: Lipton Ice Tea
Sports Teams: Southern Methodist University, Dallas Cowboys (1960-1968)
TV Shows: Monday Night Football

🏆🏁🏊Kevin Berry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/10/1945 N.S. d.12/7/2006 N.S. (61)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

🎵Eddie Hazel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/10/1950 d.12/23/1992 (42)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Guitarist
Misc: NOT to be confused with Eddie Hazell with 2 "L"s!
Group Names: Funkadelic (founder)

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🏆🥊William Alvin Moody -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/10/1954 N.S. d.3/5/2013 N.S. (58)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Wrestling Manager
Names/Places: ring names: Paul Bearer and Percival Pringle III

🏆⚾William Ambrose Hulbert -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/23/1832 d.4/10/1882 (49)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure, MLB Executive
Misc: one of the founders of the National League, recogized as baseball's first major league.

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

🎵Chuck Willis -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/31/1928 d.4/10/1958 (30)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Song Titles: C.C. Rider

🏆⚾🏈🏀Victor A. "Vic" Hanson -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/30/1903 N.S. d.4/10/1982 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, College Baseball Player, College Football Coach, College Football Player, College Basketball Player
Misc: was a well-known multi-sport college athlete in the 1920s. Helms Foundation Championship (Syracuse, 1926); Helms Foundation Player of the Year (1927); Grantland Rice's All-Time, All-America Team (1952); played with ABL's Cleveland Rosenblums (1927-30).
Sports Teams: Syracuse University (football player 1924-1926, basketball player 1924-1927, football coach 1928-1936)

🏆🏒John "Snooks" Kelley -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/11/1907 N.S. d.4/10/1986 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Coach
Misc: the first coach to win 500 games in the NCAA
Sports Teams: Boston College

🎵Little Eva -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/29/1945 d.4/10/2003 (57)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Bellhaven, NC; RN:Eva Narcissus Boyd
Misc: not b. in 1944
Song Titles: Locomotion

🎵Yvonne Staples -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/23/1937 N.S. d.4/10/2018 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Gospel Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: Roebuck's daughter
Group Names: The Staple Singers

✍🎵Bob Porter -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/20/1940 N.S. d.4/10/2021 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Writer, Music Producer
Misc: discographer; radio presenter; reissued many classic blues and jazz recordings

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