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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for August 30

Last Updated 07-03-2021

🏆🎾Elias Victor Seixas -- is 98 in the year 2021 and 99 in the year 2022; b.8/30/1923
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: co-holder of the record for the most mixed doubles wins at Wimbeldon with four between 1953 and 1956.

🏆⚽Robert "Bobby" Lennox -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.8/30/1943 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🏆🏀Robert L. Parish -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.8/30/1953
Hall of Famer, NBA Center
Names/Places: NN:The Chief
Misc: played in over 1561 NBA games bettering the 1560 set by Kareem Abdul Jabbar in 1996; career 22,989+ points and 14,444+ rebounds; 4x NBA Champion (1981, 1984, 1986, 1997); 9x NBA All-Star (1981-1987, 1990-1991); All-NBA Second Team (1982); All-NBA Third Team (1987); 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Celtics #00 retired
Sports Teams: Golden State Warriors (1976-1980), Boston Celtics (1980-1994), Charlotte Hornets (1994-1996), Chicago Bulls (1996-1997)

🏆🏈Marvin Powell -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.8/30/1955
Hall of Famer, NFL Tackle
Sports Teams: New York Jets (1977-1985), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1986-1987)

🏆🥊Brian Mitchell -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.8/30/1961
Hall of Famer, Boxer, South African

🏆🏁🏊Mikako Kotani -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.8/30/1966 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese

🏆🎾Andy Roddick -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.8/30/1982
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Names/Places: RN: Andrew Stephen Roddick

🏆🏁🏊Leisel Jones -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.8/30/1985 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

🎨🏆🏌Alister MacKenzie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/30/1870 d.1/6/1934 (63)
Hall of Famer, Architect, Golfer, English
Misc: noted golf course architect

🏆⚾Hazen "Kiki" Cuyler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/30/1898 d.2/11/1950 (51)
Hall of Famer, MLB Right Fielder
Misc: stolen base leader 1921-1938
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates (1921-1927), Chicago Cubs (1928-1935), Cincinnati Reds (1935-1937), Brooklyn Dodgers (1938)

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🏆🏀Stanley H. "Stan" Watts -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/30/1911 N.S. d.4/6/2000 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Brigham Young University (coach 1949-1972)

🏆🏀William "Pop" Gates -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/30/1917 N.S. d.12/1/1999 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Player
Sports Teams: Harlem Renaissance, Harlem Globetrotters (player and coach)

🏆⚾Ted Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/30/1918 N.S. d.7/5/2002 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Left Fielder
Names/Places: RN:Theodore Samuel; b. in San Diego; NN:The Splendid Splinter
Misc: AL MVP 1946, 1949; 2654 hits; led AL in batting 6 times, and HRs and RBI 4 times each; won Triple Crown twice (1942,47); 2-time MVP (1946,49); last player to bat .400 when he hit .406 in 1941; Marine Corps combat pilot who missed three full seasons during World War II (1943-45) and most of two others (1952-53) during Korean War; last major leaguer to hit high as .406 '41; hit .344 lifetime with 521 HRs in 19 years with Boston Red Sox; 1,839 RBIs.
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox (1939-1942, 1946-1960), Washington Senators/Texas Rangers (manager, 1969-1972)

🎵Kitty Wells -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/30/1919 d.7/16/2012 (92)
Hall of Famer, Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Nashville, TN; NN:The Queen Of Country Music; RN:Muriel Deason

🏆🥊Ernie Roth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/30/1926 N.S. d.10/12/1983 N.S. (57)
Hall of Famer, Wrestling Manager
Names/Places: aka: The Grand Wizard of Wrestling and Wrestling Farouk

🎵John Phillips -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/30/1935 d.3/18/2001 (65)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Pop Singer
Names/Places: aka Papa John; Michele's ex-; MacKenzie's & Chynna's dad
Group Names: The Mamas and The Papas (co-founder)

🏆🏁Bruce McLaren -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/30/1937 d.6/2/1970 (32)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, New Zealand
Misc: Formula One; sports car racing; McLaren founder; the youngest to win an international Grand Prix contest for Formula I cars (the U.S. race in 1959, when he was 22), also noted as a designer of racing vehicles.

🏆⚾Joseph Floyd Ellis "Arky" Vaughan -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/9/1912 d.8/30/1952 (40)
Hall of Famer, MLB Shortstop
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates (1932-1941), Brooklyn Dodgers (1942-1943, 1947-1948)

🏆🎳George Young -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/3/1909 d.8/30/1959 (49)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

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🏆🥊James Edward Slattery -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/25/1904 d.8/30/1960 (56)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆Richard Leonard Young -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/17/1917 N.S. d.8/30/1987 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Sports Writer

🎵Thomas Sylvester "Papa Dee" Allen -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/18/1931 N.S. d.8/30/1988 N.S. (57)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Percussionist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: War

🎵🎸Sterling Morrison -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/29/1942 d.8/30/1995 (53)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Guitarist, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: The Velvet Underground (founding member)

🏆🥊Walter "Killer" Kowalski -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/13/1926 N.S. d.8/30/2008 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian, Polish
Names/Places: aka Wladek (later Walter) Killer Kowalski; RN:Edward Wladyslaw Sputnik

🏆🏌Tommy Bolt -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/31/1916 d.8/30/2008 (92)
Hall of Famer, Golfer

🏆🏌William Campbell -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/5/1923 d.8/30/2013 (90)
Hall of Famer, Golfer

🏆🏀John Thompson -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/2/1941 N.S. d.8/30/2020 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: has coached centers Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo at Georgetown; reached NCAA tourney final 3 out of 4 years with Ewing, winning title in 1984; also led Hoyas to 6 Big East tourney titles; coached 1988 U.S. Olympic team to bronze medal
Sports Teams: Providence College (player 1961-1964), Boston Celtics (coach 1964-1966), St. Anthony HS (coach 1966-1972), Georgetown (college, coach 1972-1999)

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