🏆🏒Bobby Clarke -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.8/13/1949
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Robert Earle
Misc: led the Philadelphia Flyers to consecutive Stanley Cups in 1974-75; 3-time regular season MVP (1973,75-76).
Sports Teams: Philadephia Flyers (1969-1984)
🏆🥊Susan Tex "Sue" Green -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.8/13/1953 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
🏆🏌Betsy King -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.8/13/1955
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: LPGA golfer (1990 Dinah Shore, 1990 US Women's Open)
🏆Alan Shearer -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.8/13/1970
Hall of Famer, Soccer Striker, English
🏆🥊Mark "Too Sharp" Johnson -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.8/13/1971 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Boxer
🏆🏒Harold Edward Joseph "Bullet Joe" Simpson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1893 d.12/25/1973 (80)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Sports Teams: Winnipeg Strathconas, Selkirk Fishermen, Winnipeg Victorias, Winnipeg 61st Battalion, Edmonton Eskimos, New York Americans
🏆🎾Jean Borota -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1898 d.7/17/1994 (95)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, French
Misc: who played in thirty-five Wimbeldons between 1922 and 1964. In 1927, as one of the Four Musketeers (the others being Ren Lacoste, Henri Cochet, and Jacques Brugnon), he helped France win the Davis Cup for the first time.
✍🏆🏌Ben Hogan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1912 d.7/25/1997 (84)
Hall of Famer, Author, Golfer
Names/Places: b. in Dublin, Texas
Misc: 4-time PGA Player of Year; one of only four players to win all four Grand Slam titles (others are Nicklaus, Player and Sarazen); won 4 U.S. Opens, 2 Masters, 2 PGAs and 1 British Open between 1946-53; only player to win three majors in one year when he won Masters, U.S. Open and British Open in 1953; nearly killed in Feb. 13, 1949 car accident, but came back to win U.S. Open in '50; third on all-time list with 63 career wins.
🎵🏆🥊Jimmy McCracklin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1921 d.12/20/2012 (91)
Hall of Famer, Singer, Harmonicaist, Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Performer, Boxer
Names/Places: RN:James David Walker
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🎭🏆🥊🏄Lord James Blears -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1923 N.S. d.3/6/2016 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Sports Announcer, Wrestler, Surfer, English
Names/Places: RN: James Ranicar Blears
🎵Howard Richard "Pistol" Allen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1932 N.S. d.6/30/2002 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Drummer
🏆🏀Luther Halsey Gulick Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/4/1865 d.8/13/1918 (52)
Hall of Famer, Educator, Basketball Figure
Misc: founded Camp Fire Girls of America; he is in the Basketball Hall of Fame because he persuaded James Naismith, an instructor, to create an indoor game that could be played during the offseason of baseball called basketball.
🏆🥊George Godfrey -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/25/1897 d.8/13/1947 (50)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Names/Places: NN:The Leiperville Shadow
🎵King Curtis -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/7/1934 d.8/13/1971 (37)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Tenor-sax, Soul Singer
Names/Places: RN:Curtis Ousley
Misc: R&B and Jazz style; Curtis appeared on many records of the 1950's and 1960's including The Coasters' hit "Yakety Yak."
🏆⚾George M. Weiss -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1895 d.8/13/1972 (77)
Hall of Famer, MLB Executive
🏆🏀John Bunn -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/26/1898 N.S. d.8/13/1979 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Unversity of Kansas (player 1917-21, assistant coach 1921-1930), Stanford University (coach 1930-1946), Springfield College (coach 1946-1956), Colorado State College (coach 1956-1963)
🎵Joe Tex -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/8/1933 d.8/13/1982 (49)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Soul Singer, Disco Singer
Names/Places: b. in Rogers, TX; RN:Joseph Arrington Jr.
🏆🏁Tim Richmond -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/7/1955 N.S. d.8/13/1989 N.S. (34)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: winner of 13 NASCAR races; d. of AIDS.
🏆⚾Mickey Mantle -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/20/1931 d.8/13/1995 (63)
Hall of Famer, MLB Center Fielder
Names/Places: b. in Spavinaw, OK; No. 7; NN:The Mick; MN:Charles
Misc: Gold Glove 1962, AL MVP 1956, 1957, 1962; N.Y. Yankees slugger; triple crown '56; Holds World Series records: 18 HR's, 40 RBI's, 42 runs scored, 43 walks, 54 strikeouts; 536 HRs, 3x MVP, 4 AL Home Run Titles; played on 7 World Series winners with NY Yankees.
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (1951-1968)
🏆🏁🏊Albert Joseph "Al" Vande Weghe -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/28/1916 N.S. d.8/13/2002 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
🏆🥊Chris Tolos -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/5/1929 d.8/13/2005 (75)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian, Greek
🎵Francine Barker -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/28/1947 N.S. d.8/13/2005 N.S. (58)
Hall of Famer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: NN:Peaches; RLN:Hurd
Group Names: Peaches and Herb
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