Notice: As an Amazon Associate, the author of this website earns from qualifying purchases.

You are at the section Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths (sorted by age)

Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for August 9

Last Updated 04-22-2021

🏆🏀Robert J. "Bob" Cousy -- is 93 in the year 2021 and 94 in the year 2022; b.8/9/1928 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Guard
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: the oldest man to play in the NBA at age 41 1/2. At 6'1", Cousy was rather short, but his speed and agility more than made up for his size. Cousy spent 13 of his 14 seasons with the Boston Celtics, in every one of them Boston made the playoffs, he averaged 18.4 points a game with a career 16,960 points; he led the NBA in assists 8 times, career 6,955 assists; 10-time All-NBA first team (1952-61); MVP in 1957; led Boston to 6 NBA titles (1957,59-63).
Sports Teams: Boston Celtics (1950-1963), Cincinnatti Royals (1969-1970), Boston College (coach (1963-1969), Cincinnatti Royals (coach, 1969-1973)

🏆🏁🏊Yoshi Oyakawa -- is 88 in the year 2021 and 89 in the year 2022; b.8/9/1933 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Hawaiian

🏆🎾Rod Laver -- is 83 in the year 2021 and 84 in the year 2022; b.8/9/1938
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Australian
Misc: the first player to win the "Grand Slam" twice (1962,69); Wimbledon champion 4 times; first to earn $1 million in prize money.

🎵Wanda Young -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.8/9/1943 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Marvelettes

🏆⚾Ted Simmons -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.8/9/1949 N.S.
Hall of Famer, MLB Coach, MLB Catcher
Misc: 8x All-Star; in the Cardinals Hall of Fame

🏆🏈John Cappelletti -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.8/9/1952
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1973), Maxwell Award (1973), Walter Camp Award (1973), UPI Player of the year (1973), Chic Harley Award (1973)
Sports Teams: Penn State, Los Angeles Rams (1974-1978), San Diego Chargers (1980-1983)

🎵🎸Pete Thomas -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.8/9/1954
Hall of Famer, New Wave Drummer, English
Group Names: Elvis Costello and the Attractions

🏆🏈Doug Williams -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.8/9/1955
Hall of Famer, NFL Executive, NFL Coach, NFL Quarterback
Misc: Superbowl XXII MVP
Sports Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1978-1982), Oklahoma Outlaws, Arizona Outlaws (previous two entries: team moved during his tenure, USFL, 1984-1985), Washington Redskins (1986-1989), Grambling State University (coach, 1998-2003, 2011-2013)

🏆🏁🏊Jesse Vassallo -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.8/9/1961 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: RN: Jesus David Vassallo Anadon

🏆🏒Brett Andrew Hull -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.8/9/1964
Hall of Famer, NHL Right Wing, American, Canadian
Misc: named NHL MVP in 1991 with St. Louis; holds single season RW scoring record with 86 goals; he and father Bobby have both won Hart (MVP), Lady Byng (sportsmanship) and All-Star Game MVP trophies.
Sports Teams: Calgary Flames, St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes

Did you enjoy this page? By clicking this text banner, you can pay $10 to help keep this website going. Please donate once a week. Thank you.

🏆⚾🏈Deion Sanders -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.8/9/1967
Hall of Famer, Sports Analyst, MLB Center Fielder, NFL Defensive
Names/Places: b. in Fort Myers, FL
Misc: Atlanta Braves Baseball OF and Atlanta Falcons Football DB-KR; 2-time consensus All-America at Florida St. in football (1987-88); 3-time NFL All-Pro with Atlanta Falcons (1991-93); led Major Leagues in triples (14) with Atlanta in 1992 and hit .533 in World Series the same year
Sports Teams: Atlanta Falcons (1989-1993), San Francisco 49ers (1994), Dallas Cowboys (1995-1999), Washington Redskins (2000), Baltimore Ravens (2004-2005)

William T. G. Morton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1819 d.7/15/1868 (48)
Hall of Famer, Dentist, Surgeon
Names/Places: MN:Thomas Green
Misc: The first to use ether (letheon) during an operation 10-16-1846

🏆🏀George Hoyt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1883 d.11/11/1962 (79)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Referee
Names/Places: NN:Mr. Basketball, New England's foremost basketball referee
Misc: NBA hall of fame referee (elected 1961)

🏆🏒Sir Weston Adams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1904 d.3/19/1973 (68)
Hall of Famer, NHL Executive
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins (owner and president)

🏆⚽Joseph "Joe" Mercer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1914 N.S. d.8/9/1990 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, English
Misc: left half; Distinguished British association football (soccer) player (1932-54) who went on to become a successful manager, as well.

🏆🥊Harold Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1928 d.2/19/2015 (86)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🎵Merle Kilgore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1934 d.2/6/2005 (70)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Singer
Misc: wrote Ring Of Fire for Johnny Cash, and Wolverton Mountain for Claude King, manager for Hank Williams Jr.
Song Titles: Wolverton Mountain (writer), Ring of Fire (writer)

🎵Billy Henderson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1939 N.S. d.2/2/2007 N.S. (67)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Spinners

😀Find Out More About a Person -- very easy to do
Here's How
Instructions: Use our Amazon Link on our shop.megabirthdays.com website!
This Is Our Link: shop.megabirthdays.com

🎭🏆🥊Ken Norton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1943 d.9/18/2013 (70)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Panelist, Sports Commentator, Boxer
Misc: boxing commentator; WBC heavyweight champ in 1978, beat Mohammad Ali in 1973.
TV Shows: The Gong Show (occasional panelist)

🎵🎸Benjamin Orr -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1947 d.10/3/2000 (53)
Hall of Famer, Bassist, Rock & Roll Singer
Misc: some say b. 1950, AP gives 1955
Group Names: The Cars

🎭🎵🏆Whitney Houston -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1963 N.S. d.2/11/2012 N.S. (48)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actress, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Model
Names/Places: b. in Newark, NJ
Misc: Star Spangled Banner singer at Superbowl 1991; Bobby Brown's wife; The Bodyguard; held the 14-week #1 pop hit record with "I'll Always Love You" until Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men beat it with "One Sweet Day" for a 16-week #1 run in 1995; in the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame
Song Titles: You Give Good Love, Saving All My Love For You, How Will I Know, Greatest Love Of All, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Didn't We Almost Have It All, So Emotional, Where Do Broken Hearts Go, Love Will Save The Day, I'm Your Baby Tonight, All The Man I Need, I Will Always Love You, I'm Every Woman, I Have Nothing, Exhale
Album Titles: Whitney Houston, Whitney, I'm Your Baby Tonight, My Love Is Your Love, Just Whitney, I Look To You, The Bodyguard, Waiting To Exhale, The Preacher's Wife
Movie Titles: The Bodyguard, Waiting To Exhale, The Preacher's Wife

🏆🏒Frederick Whitcroft -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/20/1882 d.8/9/1931 (48)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Coach, Hockey Player, Canadian
Misc: NHL Rover
Sports Teams: Renfrew Creamery Kings, Edmonton Eskimos, Kenora Thistles

🏆🏈George Preston Marshall -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/11/1897 d.8/9/1969 (71)
Hall of Famer, NFL Owner, NFL Executive, NFL Coach
Misc: NFL president; b. Oct 13?
Sports Teams: Washington Palace Five (coach 1925-1928), Boston/Washington Redskins (owner 1932-1969)

🏆🏁🏊Charles Daniels -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/24/1885 N.S. d.8/9/1973 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆⚾Walter O'Malley -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/9/1903 d.8/9/1979 (75)
Hall of Famer, MLB Owner, MLB Executive
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers (previous two: his team changed locations during his ownership in 1958, owned from 1950-1979)

🏆🏈Alan "The Horse" Ameche -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/1/1933 N.S. d.8/9/1988 N.S. (55)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1954), 2x NFL champ, 4x Pro Bowl
Sports Teams: University of Wisconsin, Baltimore Colts (1955-1960)

🏆⚽Joseph "Joe" Mercer -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/9/1914 N.S. d.8/9/1990 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, English
Misc: left half; Distinguished British association football (soccer) player (1932-54) who went on to become a successful manager, as well.

🏆⚽Aldo Donelli -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/22/1907 d.8/9/1994 (87)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

🎵🎸Jerry Garcia -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1942 d.8/9/1995 (53)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Classic Rock Singer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco; RFMN:Jerome John
Group Names: The Grateful Dead (lead and co-founder)

🏆🏁Herb Thomas -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/6/1923 d.8/9/2000 (77)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: NASCAR; twice won the Grand National Racing championship, now known as the Winston Cup

🏆🏈Frank Gifford -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/16/1930 N.S. d.8/9/2015 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Football Announcer, NFL Quarterback, NFL Runningback
Names/Places: b. in Santa Monica, CA; Kathie Lee's husband
Misc: Monday Night Football 1971-97; 78 TDs, 5434 yds passing; 4-time All-Pro (1955-57,59); NFL MVP in 1956; led NY Giants to 3 NFL title games; TV sportscaster since 1958, beginning career while still a player.
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1952-1960, 1962-1964)

For Events On This Date, Get The Davesdatebook CD.

For a full list of events covering 27 categories including the Today in Music, Sports, and Entertainment subjects,
please purchase the davesdatebook CD.

Please Click Here for information.

Thank you for your patronage.

Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths (sorted by age) Main Page January February March April May June July August August 1 August 2 August 3 August 4 August 5 August 6 August 7 August 8 August 9 August 10 August 11 August 12 August 13 August 14 August 15 August 16 August 17 August 18 August 19 August 20 August 21 August 22 August 23 August 24 August 25 August 26 August 27 August 28 August 29 August 30 August 31 September October November December
Mega Birthdays Mega Today in Birthdays and Deaths (sorted by age) Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths (sorted by age) Offbeat Datebook Website Offbeat Datebook: Today in Birthdays and Deaths (sorted by age) Entertainment Today in Birthdays and Deaths (sorted by name) Music Today in Birthdays and Deaths (sorted by name) Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths (sorted by age) More Today in Births and Deaths Sections
Market Zone:
Amazon Shopping The DFS Market
TV Zone:
Find your favorite TV shows with "Let's Watch TV!"
Amazon Shopping Stuff! SDN Media News and More
Dave's Fun Stuff Mega Birthdays Contact Webmaster

© 1995-2021. davesfunstuff.com All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website without expressed written consent is prohibited.

Notice Of Disclosure (updated Oct 2020):

"David Tanny, owner and operator of the domains davesfunstuff.com, dfsxradio.com, megabirthdays.com, eightisenough.com, sandiegoradionews.com and davidtanny.com, and its related subdomains, is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. By making a purchase through the links to an amazon product or group page, this webmaster earns a small commission to pay for website administration duties. Linking does not imply endorsement. Clicking does not cost the visitor money. Please read the reviews of the product and return policies before deciding on making a purchase from a seller on Amazon. You will not be required to buy what you don't want or need. Thank you readers."

Website Cookie Policy