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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for May 8

Last Updated 03-02-2021

🎵Jerry Moss -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.5/8/1935
Hall of Famer, Music Executive
Misc: co-founder of A&M Records along with Herb Alpert

🎵🎸Paul Samwell-Smith -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.5/8/1943
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Bassist, British
Group Names: The Yardbirds

🎵🎸Bill Legend -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.5/8/1944 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Names/Places: RLN:Fifield
Group Names: T. Rex

🎵🎸Chris Frantz -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.5/8/1951
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Hip-Pop Drummer, New Wave Drummer, American
Names/Places: b. in New York, NY; FN:Charlton Christopher
Misc: some say b. May 9
Group Names: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club

🎵Philip Bailey -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.5/8/1951
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Percussionist, Gospel Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer, Funk Singer
Names/Places: b. in Denver, Co.
Misc: Conga
Group Names: Earth Wind & Fire (co-lead), soloist
Song Titles: Easy Lover (with Phil Collins)
Album Titles: Chinese Wall

🎵🎸Alex Van Halen -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.5/8/1953
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Drummer, Dutch (Netherlands)
Names/Places: Eddie's brother
Misc: some say June 8, 1950, or 1955
Group Names: Van Halen

🏆🏈Bill Cowher -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.5/8/1957 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Linebacker
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Eagles (player), Cleveland Browns (player and later coach), Kansas City Chiefs (coach), Pittsburgh Steelers (coach)
TV Shows: The NFL Today (commentator)

🏆🏈Ronnie Lott -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.5/8/1959
Hall of Famer, NFL Safety, College Football Player
Misc: 4x Super Bowl Champion, 10x Pro Bowl, 8x AP First Team All-Pro, 4x NFC champion; 49ers #2 retired; in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: USC, San Francisco 49ers (1981-1990), Los Angeles Raiders (1991-1992), New York Jets (1993-1994), Kansas City Chiefs (1995)

🏆🏁Robert Allen "Bobby" Labonte -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.5/8/1964 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer

🏆⚽Cindy Parlow -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.5/8/1978 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Coach, American
Names/Places: RN: Cynthia Marie Parlow; aka Cindy Parlow Cone

🏆⚾Dennis Joseph "Big Dan" Brouthers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1858 N.S. d.8/2/1932 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, MLB First Baseman
Sports Teams: Troy Trojans (1879-1880), Buffalo Bisons (1881-1885), Detroit Wolverines (1886-1888), Boston Beaneaters (1889), Boston Reds (1890-1891), Brooklyn Grooms (1892-1893), Baltimore Orioles (1894-1895), Louisville Colonels (1895), Philadelphia Phillies (1896), New York Giants (1904)

🏆🏒Herb Gardiner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1891 d.1/11/1972 (80)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1921-1929
Sports Teams: Calgary Tigers, Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Black Hawks

🏆🏌Francis DeSales Quimet -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1893 d.9/2/1967 (74)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: in 1913 he ended regulation play tied with golf legends Harry Vardon and Edward Ray; He beat them both in an 18-hole playoff to win the U.S. Open title. Quimet was from a poor family and caddied as a youngster to earn extra money.

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🏆⚾Edd Roush -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1893 d.3/21/1988 (94)
Hall of Famer, MLB Center Fielder
Names/Places: RFN:Edward
Misc: World Series champ (1919), 2x NL batting champ
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox (1913), Indianapolis Hoosiers (1914), Newark Peppers (1915), New York Giants (1916), Cincinnati Reds (1916-1926), New York Giants (1927-1929), Cincinnati Reds (1931)

🏆⚾Turkey Stearnes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1901 d.9/4/1979 (78)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure
Misc: was an African American outfielder in the Negro Leagues.
Sports Teams: Nashville Giants (1920), Montgomery Grey Sox (1921), Detroit Stars (1923-1931, 1937), New York Lincoln Giants (1930), Kansas City Monarchs (1931, 1934, 1938-1940), Chicago American Giants (1932-1935, 1937-1938), Philadelphia Stars (1936)

🎵Robert Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1911 N.S. d.8/16/1938 N.S. (27)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Blues Singer/Guitarist, Folk Singer
Names/Places: NN:Father of Folk Blues

🏆🥊Fritzie Zivic -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1913 d.5/16/1984 (71)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🏁🏊John Herbert Higgins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1916 N.S. d.8/1/2004 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, American
Misc: Swimming Coach

🏆🏒John Mariucci -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1916 O.S. d.3/23/1987 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Coach, Hockey Player
Misc: coached 1938-1952
Sports Teams: University of Minnesota, Providence Reds, Chicago Black Hawks, U.S. Coast Guard Cutters, St. Louis Flyers, Minneapolis Millers

🎭Robert Todd Storz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1924 d.4/13/1964 (39)
Hall of Famer, Radio Broadcaster
Names/Places: NN: The Father of the Top 40 Radio Format.

🏆🏁🏇Laz Barrera -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1924 d.4/25/1991 (66)
Hall of Famer, Horse Trainer

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🏆🏁A. J. Watson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1924 d.5/12/2014 (90)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: in the Motorsports Hall of Fame though not a racer but a car builder and chief mechanic from 1949 to 1984 in the Indianapolis 500, winning the race seven times.

🏆🏈Doug Atkins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1930 d.12/30/2015 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive
Names/Places: b. r. Humboldt, TN
Misc: 8x Pro Bowl,, 4x First Team All-Pro; Saints #81 retired, Tennessee Volunteers #91 retired; in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Tennessee, Cleveland Browns (1953-1954), Chicago Bears (1955-1966), New Orleans Saints (1967-1969)

🏆Robert Lynn "Bob" Clotworthy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1931 N.S. d.6/1/2018 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American

🎭🏆🥊Sonny Liston -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1932 d.12/30/1970 (38)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Boxer
Misc: heavyweight boxer champ (1962-64)

🏆⚽Jack Charlton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1935 N.S. d.7/10/2020 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: OBE, DL; centre-half and manager

🎭🎵Ricky Nelson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1940 d.12/31/1985 (45)
Hall of Famer, TV/Radio Actor, Music Producer, Composer, Singer/Guitarist, Country-Pop Performer
Names/Places: b. in Teaneck, NJ; Ozzie & Harriet's son, David's brother, Tracy's dad, Kris Harmon's husband; RN:Eric Hilliard Nelson
Song Titles: A Teenager's Romance, I'm Walkin', Be-Bop Baby, Stood Up, Believe What You Say, Poor Little Fool, Lonesome Town, Never Be Anyone Else But You, Travelin' Man, Hello Mary Lou, Teen Age Idol, It's Up To You, For You, Garden Party
Album Titles: Ricky, Ricky Nelson, Rick is 21, Garden Party
TV Shows: The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (as himself)

🏆🏁🏊Andrea Pollack -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1961 N.S. d.3/13/2019 N.S. (57)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, East German

🏆🥊Freddie Miller -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/3/1911 d.5/8/1962 (51)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🏌Fred McLeod -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/25/1882 d.5/8/1976 (94)
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Scottish

🏆🏀Charles D. "Chuck" Hyatt -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/28/1908 d.5/8/1978 (70)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player
Misc: National championship (Pittsburgh, 1928, 1930); College All-America (1929, 1930); Helms Foundation Player of the Year (1930)
Sports Teams: University of Pittsburgh

🏆🏈James Edward "Jim" Finks -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/31/1927 N.S. d.5/8/1994 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, NFL Executive, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers (1949-1955), Calgary Stampeders (CFL, 1957), Notre Dame (coach 1956), Calgary Stampeders (CFL, coach 1960), Calgary Stampeders (CFL, administrator 1957-1964), Minnesota Vikings (administrator 1964-1973), Chicago Bears (administrator 1974-1982), Chicago Cubs (administrator 1983-1984), New Orleans Saints (administrator 1986-1992)

📰🏆Samuel Harold "Sam" Lacy -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/23/1903 N.S. d.5/8/2003 N.S. (99)
Hall of Famer, Editor, Columnist, Sports Commentator, Sports Writer

🏆⚽Patrick Ntsoelengoe -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/26/1952 d.5/8/2006 (54)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, South African

🎭🎵Eddy Arnold -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1918 d.5/8/2008 (89)
Hall of Famer, Actor, TV Host, Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Henderson, TX; RFMN:Richard Edward; NN:The Tennessee Plawboy and The Country Crosby
TV Shows: The Eddy Arnold Show

🏆Joaquín Capilla Pérez -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/23/1928 N.S. d.5/8/2010 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, Mexican

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