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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for April 15

Last Updated 04-15-2021

🏆🏁Mel Kenyon -- is 88 in the year 2021 and 89 in the year 2022; b.4/15/1933
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: Midget car racing

🏆🏈Ted Kwalik -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.4/15/1947
Hall of Famer, NFL Tight End, College Football Player, WFL Figure
Names/Places: FN:Thaddeus John
Misc: 3x Pro Bowl; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Penn State University, San Francisco 49ers (1969-1974), Honolulu Hawaiians (WFL 1975), Oakland Raiders (1975-1977)

🏆🏁🏊Gyarmati Andrea -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.4/15/1954 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Hungarian

🏆🏁🏊Enith Salle Brigitha -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.4/15/1955
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: 100m/200m swimmer (Olympic-bronze-1976)

🎵🎸Ed O'Brien -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.4/15/1968 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer/Guitarist, English
Group Names: Radiohead

🏆🏒Tim (Hockey) Thomas -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.4/15/1974 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, American

🏆🥊Jem Belcher -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/15/1781 d.7/30/1811 (30)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

📰⚖John Lothrop Motley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/15/1814 d.5/29/1877 (63)
Hall of Famer, Historian, Diplomat

🏆🎾Juliette Atkinson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/15/1873 d.1/12/1944 (70)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🥊James J. "Jim" Jeffries -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/15/1875 N.S. d.3/3/1953 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Names/Places: NN:The Boilermaker
Misc: World heavyweight boxing champion from June 9, 1899, when he knocked out Robert Fitzsimmons in 11 rounds at Coney Island, New York City, until 1905, when he retired undefeated.

🎵Bessie Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/15/1894 d.9/26/1937 (43)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Blues Singer, Lesbian
Names/Places: NN:Empress of the Blues
Misc: some say b. 1895

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🎭Marian Jordan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/15/1898 d.4/7/1961 (62)
Hall of Famer, Radio Actress, Comedienne
Misc: some say b. in 1897; radio: Fibber McGee & Molly (as Molly McGee 1935-1959)

🎵J. L. (Joe) Frank -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/15/1900 d.5/4/1952 (52)
Hall of Famer, Music Executive, Country Performer
Misc: Promoter

🎵Tony Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/15/1928 N.S. d.8/14/1992 N.S. (64)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Platters (original lead)

🎭🎵Roy Clark -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/15/1933 N.S. d.11/15/2018 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Variety Show Host, Banjoist, Fiddler, Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Meherrin, Va.; MN:Linwood
TV Shows: Hee Haw

🎵Adolph Jacobs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/15/1939 d.7/23/2014 (75)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: The Coasters

🎭🎵Lloyd Stallworth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/15/1941 d.10/27/2002 (61)
Hall of Famer, Choreographer, Choreographer, Songwriter, Musician, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: AKA Baby Lloyd
Group Names: The Famous Flames (backing band for James Brown)

🏆🥊Arturo "Thunder" Gatti -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/15/1972 N.S. d.7/11/2009 N.S. (37)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Canadian, Italian

Abraham Lincoln -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/12/1809 d.4/15/1865 (56)
Hall of Famer, President
Misc: 16th U.S. President 1861-65; born in a log cabin in what is now Larue County, Kentucky; on a $5 bill & penny; the tallest president at six feet

💰Emma Hart Willard -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/23/1787 d.4/15/1870 (83)
Hall of Famer, Founder, Educator
Misc: Women's Christian Temperance Union

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🏆🥊Kid Norfolk -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/10/1893 d.4/15/1968 (74)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🏈Dan Reeves -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/30/1912 d.4/15/1971 (58)
Hall of Famer, NFL Owner, NFL Coach
Sports Teams: Baltimore / Los Angles Rams (owned 1941-1971)

🏆🏁🏊Jack Medica -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/5/1914 N.S. d.4/15/1985 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🎵🎸Joey Ramone -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/19/1952 d.4/15/2001 (48)
Hall of Famer, Drummer, Punk Rock Singer
Names/Places: RN:Jeffrey Hyman
Misc: b. 1951?
Group Names: The Ramones

⚖🏆🏈Byron Raymond "Whizzer" White -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/8/1917 N.S. d.4/15/2002 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Supreme Court Justice, NFL Runningback
Misc: All-America HB at Colorado (1935-37); signed with Pittsburgh in 1938 for the then largest contract in pro history ($15,800); took Rhodes scholarship in 1939; returned to NFL in 1940 to lead league in rushing and retired in 1941; named to U.S. Supreme Court by President Kennedy in 1962 and stepped down in 1993; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Colorado at Boulder, Pittsburgh Pirates (1938), Detroit Lions (1940-1941)

🏆⛸Joan Tozzer -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/19/1921 d.4/15/2012 (90)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🎭🏆🏁🏊Murray Rose -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/6/1939 N.S. d.4/15/2012 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Sports Commentator, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian
Misc: won 3 gold medals at 1956 Olympics; added a gold, silver and bronze in 1960.

🎵Sylvia Rose Moy -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/15/1938 N.S. d.4/15/2017 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Figure
Misc: best known for her songs written with and for Stevie Wonder

🏆🏈Willie Davis -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/24/1934 N.S. d.4/15/2020 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive End
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl, 5x First Team All-Pro, 2x Super Bowl champ, 3x NFL champ; in the Green Bay Packers and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Cleveland Browns (1958-1959), Green Bay Packers (1960-1969)

🏆🏈Marvin Leroy Keyes -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/18/1947 N.S. d.4/15/2021 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback, NFL Safety, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Purdue University, Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs

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