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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for October 8

Last Updated 03-02-2021

🏆🎾Frederick S. Stolle -- is 83 in the year 2021 and 84 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1938
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Australian
Misc: US Open-1966

🎵Fred Cash -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1940 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soul Singer
Group Names: The Impressions

🏆🏁Bill Elliott -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1955
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: holder of the record for the fastest average speed in an automobile race at 197.802 at Daytona; 2-time winner of Daytona 500 (1985,87); NASCAR national champ in 1988; entered 1994 with 39 NASCAR wins.

🎵🎸Steve (Cherry Poppin' Daddies) Perry -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1963
Hall of Famer, Swing Singer, Rock Singer
Group Names: Cherry Poppin' Daddies

🏆🏁🏊Matthew Nicholas "Matt" Biondi -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1965 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: won 7 medals in 1988 Olympics, including 5 gold (2 individual, 3 relay); has won a total of 11 medals (8 gold, 2 silver and a bronze) in 3 Olympics (1984,88,92).

🎵🎸C. J. Ramone -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1965
Hall of Famer, Punk Rock Bassist
Names/Places: RN:Chris Ward
Group Names: The Ramones

🎵Teddy Riley -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/8/1966 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Pop Singer
Misc: creator of the New Jack Swing genre (hip hop beats in the background with crooning singers in the foreground) in the early 1990s.
Group Names: Guy

🏆🎾Reginald Doherty -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1875 d.8/21/1919 (43)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

⚛💰🏆🏁Edward V. "Eddie" Rickenbacker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1890 N.S. d.7/23/1973 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Aviator, Executive, Auto Racer
Misc: "Ace of Aces"; WW1 & WW2 pilot; Eastern Airlines president; Indianapolis 500; Also owned the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

🏆🏈Biff Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1895 d.2/12/1980 (84)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach
Names/Places: RN: Major Lawrence McCeney "Biff" Jones
Sports Teams: Army (player 1915-1916, coach 1926-1929), LSU (coach 1932-1934), Oklahoma (coach 1935-1936), Nebraska (coach 1937-1941)

🏆🏈Bill Hewitt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1909 d.1/14/1947 (37)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive
Names/Places: NN:"Sticky"
Misc: Football end (Bears, Eagles), first player to be all-NFL on two different teams, Bay City, Mich.
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears (1932-1936), Philadelphia Eagles (1937-1939), Steagles (1943)

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🏆🥊Yvon Robert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1914 N.S. d.7/12/1971 N.S. (56)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: ring name: The Lion

🎭🏆🥊Billy Conn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1917 d.5/29/1993 (75)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Boxer

🏆Bill Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1931 d.11/30/2004 (73)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Goal Keeper, Scottish

🎵Doc Green -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1934 d.3/10/1989 (54)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Drifters

🏆⛸Stephanie Westerfield -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1943 d.2/15/1961 (17)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🎵🎸Johnny Ramone -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1948 d.9/15/2004 (55)
Hall of Famer, Punk Rock Singer/Guitarist, American
Names/Places: RN:John Cummings
Misc: some say b. 1951
Group Names: The Ramones

🏆🏁🏊Claire Galligan -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/24/1895 N.S. d.10/8/1978 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🎳Herbert Lange -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/20/1901 d.10/8/1992 (91)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆⛸Robin Huntington Lee -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/2/1919 d.10/8/1997 (77)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

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🏆🏀John McLendon -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/5/1915 N.S. d.10/8/1999 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach, Basketball Coach
Misc: in both the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: North Carolina College for Negroes (1941-1952), Hampton Institute (1953-1954), Tennessee State A&I University (1955-1959), Cleveland Pipers (ABL, 1961-1962), Kentucky State (1964-1966), Cleveland State (1967-1969), Denver Rockets (ABA, 1969)

🏆🏈Al Davis -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/4/1929 d.10/8/2011 (82)
Hall of Famer, NFL Owner, NFL Executive, NFL General Manager
Misc: the only one in pro football history to be a scout, assistant coach, head coach, GM, league commissioner, and owner; GM-coach of Oakland 1963-66; helped force AFL-NFL merger as AFL commisioner (April-July,1966); returned to Oakland as managing general partner and directed club to 3 Super Bowl wins (1977,81,84); moved Raiders to Los Angeles in 1982 and back to Oakland in 1995.
Sports Teams: The Citadel (1955-1956), Southern California (1957-1959), San Diego Chargers (1960-1962), Oakland Raiders (coach 1963-1965, part owner and General Manager 1966-1971, principal owner 1972-2011)

🏆🏈Y. A. Tittle -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/24/1926 d.10/8/2017 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback
Names/Places: RFMN:Yelberton Abraham
Misc: N.Y. Giants MVP '61,'63, 7x Pro Bowl; played 17 years in AFC and NFL; All-Pro 4 times; league MVP with San Francisco (1957) and NY Giants (1962); passed for 28,339 career yards; Giants #14 retired
Sports Teams: Baltimore Colts (1948-1950), San Francisco 49ers (1951-1960), New York Giants (1961-1964)

🏆⚾Edward Charles "Whitey" Ford -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/21/1928 N.S. d.10/8/2020 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:the Chairman of the Board
Misc: not to be confused with comedian Whitey Ford; he won record 10 World Series games; overall record of 236-106 with a .690 percentage; led AL in wins 3 times; won both Cy Young Award and World Series MVP in 1961 with the New York Yankees; 10x All-Star, 6x World Series champ; Yankees #16 retired
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (1950, 1953-1967)

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