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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for August 15

Last Updated 09-11-2021

🏆🎳Alvin "Bud" Horn -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.8/15/1937 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🎵🎸Tom Johnston -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.8/15/1948 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Doobie Brothers (lead)

🎵William "Bill" Griffin -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.8/15/1950 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Miracles

💰🏆⚾Charles Albert "Charlie" Comiskey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1859 N.S. d.10/26/1931 N.S. (72)
Hall of Famer, Executive, MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: RN:Charles Albert Comiskey; NN:Commy or The Old Roman
Misc: founding owner of the Chicago White Sox Comiskey Park
Sports Teams: St. Louis Brown Stockings/Browns (1882-1889), Chicago Pirates (1890), St. Louis Browns (1891), Cincinnati Reds (1892-1894), St. Louis Browns (manager, 1883-1889, 1891), Chicago Pirates (manager, 1890), Cincinnati Reds (manager, 1892-1894), Chicago White Sox (owner, 1901-1931)

🏆🥊Eugène Criqui -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1893 d.7/7/1977 (83)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, French

🏆🏁🏊John Gatenby "Jack" Hatfield -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1893 N.S. d.3/30/1965 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, English

🏆🎳Martin Cassio -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1904 d.12/20/1972 (68)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: won 15 tournament titles.

✍⚛🎭🎵Julia Child -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1912 d.8/12/2004 (91)
Hall of Famer, Author, Chef, Teacher, TV Hostess, Pianist
Names/Places: b. in Pasadena, California
Misc: Cookbook author; permanently immoralized not only in the Culinary Institute of America's Hall of Fame, but also by Dan Aykroyd parodying her on a Saturday Night Live skit.
TV Shows: The French Chef

🎵Billy Pinkney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1925 N.S. d.7/4/2007 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Bass Singer/Basso
Names/Places: or Bill Pinckney?
Group Names: The Drifters

🎵Bobby Byrd -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1934 d.9/12/2007 (73)
Hall of Famer, Singer, Pianist
Group Names: The Famous Flames (backing band for James Brown)

🏆🥊Ken Overlin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1940 N.S. d.7/24/1969 N.S. (28)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, American

🏆⛸Roger Campbell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1942 d.2/15/1961 (18)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

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🏆🏈Gene Upshaw Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1945 d.8/20/2008 (63)
Hall of Famer, NFL Guard
Names/Places: RN:Eugene Thurman Upshaw Jr.
Misc: 2-time All-AFL and 3-time All-NFL selection with Oakland; helped lead Raiders to 2 Super Bowl titles in 1976 and '80 seasons; executive director of NFL Players Assn. since 1987; agreed to application of salary cap in 1994.
Sports Teams: Oakland Raiders (1967-1981)

🏆🏈Sam Cunningham -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1950 N.S. d.9/7/2021 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, NFL Fullback, College Football Player
Misc: Pro Bowl (1978); in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Southern California, New England Patriots (1973-1982)

💰🏆🏒Donald Henderson "Dan" Bain -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1874 d.8/15/1962 (88)
Hall of Famer, Merchant, NHL Center, Canadian
Sports Teams: Winnipeg Victorias (possibly 1894-1902)

🏆🏒Edward John "Eddie" Jeremiah -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/4/1905 N.S. d.8/15/1967 N.S. (61)
Hall of Famer, NHL Player, Hockey Coach
Sports Teams: Dartmouth (1926-1930), New Haven Eagles (1930-1933), New York Americans (1931-1932), Boston Bruins (1931-1932), Boston Cubs (1931-1932), Philadelphia Arrows (1933-1934), Cleveland Falcons (1934-1935), Boston Olympics (coach 1935-1936), Dartmouth (coach 1937-1942, 1945-1963, 1964-1967)

🏆🏀W. R. Clifford "Cliff" Wells -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/17/1896 N.S. d.8/15/1977 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Coach
Misc: As a high school basketball coach in Indiana he led his teams to winning more than 50 tournaments, including two Indiana state championships in 1919 and 1934.
Sports Teams: Tulane University (coach 1945-1963)

🎵Lew C. DeWitt -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/8/1938 d.8/15/1990 (52)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Tenor, Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Misc: some say b. 1939
Group Names: The Statler Brothers

📰💰🎵Jerry Wexler -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/10/1917 N.S. d.8/15/2008 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, Journalist, Executive, Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter
Misc: Instrumental in popularizing soul music to white audiences. Worked with Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, and many others.

🎵Jo Walker-Meador -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/16/1924 d.8/15/2017 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, Music Executive
Misc: the long-time executive director of the Country Music Association; in the Country Music Hall of Fame

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✍📰🎵Paul Oliver -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/25/1927 d.8/15/2017 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Writer, Historian, Musicologist, English
Misc: writer on the blues and other forms of African-American music.

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