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

Last Updated 08-05-2021

🏆Hayes W. Jones -- is 83 in the year 2021 and 84 in the year 2022; b.8/4/1938
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Misc: National Track & Field Hall of Famer: Olympic gold medalist [1964]: 110-meter hurdles [:13.6]

🏆Gianni Lonzi -- is 83 in the year 2021 and 84 in the year 2022; b.8/4/1938 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Italian

🏆🏈John Riggins -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.8/4/1949
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback
Names/Places: The Diesel and Riggo
Misc: 116 TDs; NFL Individual Record: touchdowns [24] scored in a season [1983]; Super Bowl XVII MVP
Sports Teams: New York Jets (1971-1975), Washington Redskins (1976-1979, 1981-1985)

🏆⚽John Wark -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.8/4/1957
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
Misc: Scotland International Footballer, also played for Liverpool and Ipswitch Town

🏆🏁Jeff Gordon -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.8/4/1971 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Sports Announcer, Auto Racer, American
Names/Places: RN: Jeffrey Michael Gordon

🏆🏁Kurt Busch -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.8/4/1978 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer

🏆⚾Jacob "Jake" Beckley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/4/1867 N.S. d.6/25/1918 N.S. (50)
Hall of Famer, MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: NN:Eagle Eye
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Alleghenys (1888-1889), Pittsburgh Burghers (1890) Pittsburgh Alleghenys/Pirates (1891-1896), New York Giants (1896-1897), Cincinnati Reds (1897-1903), St. Louis Cardinals (1904-1907)

🎵🎷Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/4/1901 N.S. d.7/6/1971 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Cornetist, Bandleader, Jazz Singer, Jazz Trumpeter
Names/Places: aka Pops; RN:Daniel Louis; wed 6x's
Misc: New Orleans jazzman; not 7-4-00 acc to baptist papers, baptized Aug 25; originatd the "scat" vocal
Song Titles: Hello Dolly

🏆🏒Neil McNeil Colville -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/4/1914 d.12/26/1987 (73)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1934-1950
Sports Teams: New York Rangers

🏆🏒Maurice "The Rocket" Richard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/4/1921 N.S. d.5/27/2000 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, NHL Right Wing, NHL Forward, Canadian
Misc: played 1942-1960; scored 544 regular season goals, 82 playoff goals; the first to score 500 career goals; 8-time NHL first team All-Star; MVP in 1947; first to score 50 goals in one season (1945); played on 8 Stanley Cup winners in Montreal.
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens

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🏆🥊Tiger Conway Sr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/4/1932 N.S. d.11/13/2006 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN: Plasse Dennis Bradford Conway

🎵Elsberry Hobbs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/4/1936 d.5/31/1996 (59)
Hall of Famer, Pop Singer
Names/Places: The Drifters

🎵Larry Knechtel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/4/1940 N.S. d.8/20/2009 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Singer, Bassist, Drummer
Group Names: Bread

🏆⚾Willard Jessie Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/26/1915 d.8/4/1996 (81)
Hall of Famer, MLB Player
Names/Places: nicknamed "Home Run" Brown
Misc: was an American baseball player who played outfielder in the Negro Leagues, and Major League Baseball.
Sports Teams: Kansas City Monarchs (Negro Leagues, 1936-1944, 1948-1950), St. Louis Browns (1947)

🏆🥊Lloyd Marshall -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/4/1914 d.8/4/1997 (83)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆⚽Millard Lang -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/7/1912 d.8/4/2002 (89)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Forward, Lacrosse Player
Misc: in both the National Soccer Hall of Fame and the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame

🏆🏀Sue Gunter -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/22/1939 N.S. d.8/4/2005 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Middle Tennessee State University (1962-1964), Stephen F. Austin State University (1964-1980), Louisiana State University (1982-2004)

🎵Little Milton -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/17/1934 d.8/4/2005 (70)
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer, Blues Guitarist
Names/Places: LN:Campbell Jr.

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🏆🏀Arnold D. "Arnie" Risen -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/9/1924 N.S. d.8/4/2012 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player
Misc: 2x NBA Champion (1951, 1957); 4x NBA All-Star (1952-55); 9x All-BAA Second Team (1949)
Sports Teams: Ohio State University Buckeyes, Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL, 1945-1948), Rochester Royals (1948-1955), Boston Celtics (1955-1958)

🏆⚽Nicholas Kropfelder -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/19/1923 d.8/4/2012 (89)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Center Forward

🏆🏈Art Donovan -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/5/1924 N.S. d.8/4/2013 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive
Names/Places: NN: The Bulldog
Misc: AFL/NFL defensive tackle
Sports Teams: Baltimore Colts (1950, 1953-1961), New York Yanks (1951), Dallas Texans (1952)

🎵Billy Sherrill -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/5/1936 N.S. d.8/4/2015 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Country Singer
Misc: Talent Scout

🏆🥊Bobby Eaton -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/14/1958 N.S. d.8/4/2021 N.S. (62)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, American
Names/Places: RN: Robert Lee Eaton

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