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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for August 5

Last Updated 07-03-2021

🏆🏒John William "Jack" McCartan -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.8/5/1935 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Hockey Goalie, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 1960 United States hockey team
Sports Teams: New York Rangers, Minnesota Fighting Saints

🏆🏁Gordon Johncock -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.8/5/1936 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: Indianapolis 500 winner 1973, 82

🏆🏈Roman Gabriel -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.8/5/1940
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback
Misc: 4x All Pro; most fumbles (105)
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams (1962-1972), Oakland Raiders (1973-1977)

🎵Bobby Braddock -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.8/5/1940
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer, Pianist, Country Singer
Misc: in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

🏆🏈Gary Beban -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.8/5/1946
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1967)
Sports Teams: UCLA, Washington Redskins (1968-1969)

🎵🎸David Hungate -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.8/5/1948 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Arranger, Percussionist, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Toto

🏆Faragó Tamás -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.8/5/1952 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Hungarian

🎵🎸Pat Smear -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.8/5/1959 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Rhythm Guitarist, Alternative Rock Guitarist
Group Names: Foo Fighters

🏆🏀Patrick Aloysius Ewing -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.8/5/1962
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Center, College Basketball Player, Olympic Athlete, American, Jamaican
Misc: The Dream Team 1992; led Georgetown to 3 NCAA Finals and 1984 title; tourney MVP in '84; NBA Rookie of Year with New York in '86; led U.S. Olympic team to gold medals in 1984 and '92; 11x NBA All-Star (1986, 1988-1997); All-NBA First Team (1990); 6x All-NBA Second Team (1988-1989, 1991-1993, 1997); 3x NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1988-1989, 1992); NBA Rookie of the Year (1986); NBA All-Rookie First Team (1986); NCAA Men's Basketball Champion (1984); NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player (1984); Naismith College Player of the Year (1985); Adolph Rupp Trophy (1985); 2x Olympic gold medalist (1984, 1992); Member of the "Dream Team" inducted as a unit in 2010; 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.
Sports Teams: New York Knicks (1985-2000), Seattle SuperSonics (2000-2001), Orlando Magic (2001-2002), Washington Wizards (assistant coach, 2002-2003) Houston Rockets (assistant coach, 2003-2006) Orlando Magic (assistant coach, 2007-2012) Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets (associate head coach, 2013-present as of 2015)

🏆🥊Bill Richmond -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1763 d.12/28/1829 (66)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: the first American to win distinction as a boxer

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⚖💰🏆⚾Jacob Ruppert Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1867 d.1/13/1939 (71)
Hall of Famer, Congressperson, Businessperson, MLB Owner
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (owned from 1915 until his death)

🏆🏁🏊Perry McGillivray -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1893 N.S. d.7/27/1944 N.S. (50)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, American

🏆🥊Theodore "Tiger" Flowers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1895 N.S. d.11/16/1927 N.S. (32)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: became the first black middleweight boxing champion in 1926 when he defeated Harry Greb

🏆🥊Mildred Bliss -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1915 d.2/18/1989 (73)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Mildred Burke

🎭Ethel Winant -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1922 d.11/29/2003 (81)
Hall of Famer, Producer
Misc: Casting director

🏆🏒Richard Leo "Dick" Dougherty -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1932 N.S. d.11/23/2016 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete

🏆🏒Herb Brooks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1937 d.8/11/2003 (66)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Coach, Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: RN:Herbert Paul Brooks Jr.
Misc: former U.S. Olympic player (1964,68) who coached 1980 team to gold medal; coached Minnesota to 3 NCAA titles (1974,76,78); also coached NY Rangers, Minnesota and New Jersey in NHL.

🎵Rick Huxley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1940 d.2/11/2013 (72)
Hall of Famer, Bassist, Rhythm Guitarist, English
Group Names: Dave Clark Five

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🏆Ray Clemence -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1948 N.S. d.11/15/2020 N.S. (72)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Goal Keeper, English
Misc: MBE

🎵🎸Adam Yauch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1964 d.5/4/2012 (47)
Hall of Famer, Rap-Rock Performer
Names/Places: RN:Adam Yauchaka
Misc: b. Aug 15?
Group Names: The Beastie Boys (as M.C.A.)

🏆⚾Tommy McCarthy -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/24/1863 d.8/5/1922 (59)
Hall of Famer, MLB Right Fielder
Names/Places: RFMN:Thomas Francis Michael
Sports Teams: Boston Reds (1884), Boston Beaneaters (1885), Philadelphia Quakers (1886-1887), St. Louis Browns (1888-1891, as manager 1890), Boston Beaneaters (1892-1895), Brooklyn Bridegrooms (1896)

🏆🥊Fred Beell -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/17/1876 N.S. d.8/5/1933 N.S. (57)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, German

🏆🏒Arthur Ross -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/13/1886 d.8/5/1964 (78)
Hall of Famer, NHL Coach, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1905-1918
Sports Teams: Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Haileybury Comets

🎵Luther Perkins -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/8/1928 N.S. d.8/5/1968 N.S. (40)
Hall of Famer, Country Singer
Misc: played an essential role in defining Johnny Cash's "boom-chicka-boom" rockabilly sound, beginning in 1955

🏆🏈Jimmy Conzelman -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/6/1898 d.8/5/1970 (72)
Hall of Famer, NFL Owner, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Misc: owned The Detroit Panthers
Sports Teams: Decatur Staleys (1920), Rock Island Independents (1921-1922), Milwaukee Badgers (1922-1924), Detroit Panthers (1925-1926), Providence Steam Roller (1927-1929), Rock Island Independents (coach, 1921-1922), Milwaukee Badgers (coach, 1922-1924), Detroit Panthers (coach, 1925-1926), Providence Steam Roller (coach, 1927-1929), St. Louis Gunners (coach, 1931), Washington University (coach, 1932-1939), Chicago Cardinals (coach, 1940-1942), Chicago Cardinals (coach, 1946-1948)

🏆🏈Earl "Dutch" Clark -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/11/1906 N.S. d.8/5/1978 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Quarterback
Sports Teams: Portsmouth Spartans (1931-1932), Detroit Lions (1934-1938) Detroit Lions (as coach, 1937-1938) Cleveland Rams (as coach, 1939-1942) Seattle Bombers (as coach, 1944)

🏆⚾Jesse Joseph Haines -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/22/1893 d.8/5/1978 (85)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Pop
Sports Teams: Cincinnati Reds (1918), St. Louis Cardinals (1920-1937)

💰🏆🏈Paul Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/7/1908 d.8/5/1991 (82)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Misc: primarily as coach from 1930 onwards; founded Cleveland Browns & Cincinnatti Bengals; led Browns to 3 NFL championships
Sports Teams: Severn School (1930-1931), Massillon Washington High School (1932-1940), Ohio State University (1941-1943), Great Lakes Blue Jackets (1944-1945), Cleveland Browns (AAFC, 1946-1949), Cleveland Browns (NFL, 1950-1962) Cincinnati Bengals (1968-1975)

🎵🎸Jeff Porcaro -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/1/1954 N.S. d.8/5/1992 N.S. (38)
Hall of Famer, Percussionist, Rock & Roll Drummer
Names/Places: Joe's Son
Group Names: Toto

🎵Eldon Shamblin -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/24/1916 d.8/5/1998 (82)
Hall of Famer, Arranger, Country Guitarist
Group Names: Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

🎭🏆🏀Chick Hearn -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/27/1916 d.8/5/2002 (85)
Hall of Famer, Cartoon Voice Actor, Basketball Announcer, NBA Player
Names/Places: RFMN:Francis Dayle
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Lakers (play-by-play man 1961-2002)
TV Shows: Bowling for Dollars (host)

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