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Mega Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age August 9

Last Updated 12-05-2019

🏆🏀Robert J. "Bob" Cousy -- is 91 in the year 2019 and 92 in the year 2020; 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)

🏆⚽Mário Zagallo -- is 88 in the year 2019 and 89 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1931
Soccer Forward, Soccer Manager, Brazilian
Misc: forward who is one of only two men (Franz Beckenbauer is the other) to serve as both captain (1962) and coach (1970) of World Cup champion; served as advisor for Brazil's 1994 World Cup champion.

🏆🏁🏊Yoshi Oyakawa -- is 86 in the year 2019 and 87 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1933 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Hawaiian

🎭🎮Cynthia Harris -- is 85 in the year 2019 and 86 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1934 N.S.
Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: L.A. Law, Mad About You (as Sylvia Buchman)
Movie Titles: The Distinguished Gentleman, Isadora, Three Men and a Baby
Video Games: Grand Theft Auto V

🏆⚾Julián Javier -- is 83 in the year 2019 and 84 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1936
MLB Second Baseman, Dominican Republican

🏆Dianne Danford -- is 81 in the year 2019 and 82 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1938
Model, Playmate
Misc: November 1961

🏆🎾Rod Laver -- is 81 in the year 2019 and 82 in the year 2020; 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.

🎭Michael Storm -- is 80 in the year 2019 and 81 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1939
Actor
TV Shows: One Life to Live (as Dr. Larry Wolek)
Movie Titles: The Next Man, Deep Cover, Blade Squad, Hellgig

🏆⚾Claude Osteen -- is 80 in the year 2019 and 81 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1939
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN: Gomer
Sports Teams: Cinnannati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers

🎭Marie-Luise Marjan -- is 79 in the year 2019 and 80 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1940
Actress, German
TV Shows: LindenstraBe (as Helga)

🎭Miguel Littín -- is 77 in the year 2019 and 78 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1942
Actor, Movie Director, Chilean

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✍⛪🎭David Steinberg -- is 77 in the year 2019 and 78 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1942
Author, Jewish, Actor, Comedian, Commercial Actor, Producer/Director, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Misc: some say 8-19; Magnovox ads
TV Shows: Mad About You (director), Inside Comedy (director), Designing Women (director)
Movie Titles: The Wrong Guy (director)

🎵🎷Jack De Johnette -- is 77 in the year 2019 and 78 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1942
Composer, Singer, Drummer, Bandleader, Jazz Pianist

✍🏆Lubomir Kavalek -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1943
Author, Chess Player, Czech
Misc: U.S. chess champion, 1973-74, 1978-80

🎵Wanda Young -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1943 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Marvelettes

🎭Sam Elliott -- is 75 in the year 2019 and 76 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1944
Actor, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Sacramento; Katharine Ross's hubby
TV Shows: Mission: Impossible (as Doug Robert), Once An Eagle, The Yellow Rose, Aspen
Movie Titles: Up in the Air, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Mask, The Big Chill, Hulk, Ghost Rider, The Road House, Tombstone, We Were Soldiers, Gettysburg, The Big Lebowski, The Golden Compass

🎵🎸Viv Prince -- is 75 in the year 2019 and 76 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1944
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: The Pretty Things

🎭Trazana Beverley -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1945
Stage Actress

🎵John "Pazz" Parry -- is 73 in the year 2019 and 74 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1946 N.S.
Singer, British
Group Names: The Bonzo Dog Band, Pasadena Roof Orchestra, soloist

🏆🏈Jim Kiick -- is 73 in the year 2019 and 74 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1946 N.S.
NFL Runningback, NFL Halfback, AFL Figure
Misc: Super Bowl VI, VII, VIII
Sports Teams: Miami Dolphins

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🎵🎸Marinus "Rinus" Gerritsen -- is 73 in the year 2019 and 74 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1946 N.S.
Music Producer, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Bassist, Dutch (Netherlands)
Group Names: Golden Earring

🎵Peter Leslie Gavin -- is 73 in the year 2019 and 74 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1946
Drummer, British

🎵Barbara Mason -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1947
Songwriter, Soul Singer

🏆⚽Roy Hodgson -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1947 N.S.
Soccer Player, Soccer Coach, Soccer Manager, English
Misc: some sources give b. August 4

🏆⚾Bill Campbell -- is 71 in the year 2019 and 72 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1948
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾Ted Simmons -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1949
MLB Coach, MLB Catcher
Misc: 8x All-Star; in the Cardinals Hall of Fame

🏆⚾Steve Swisher -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1951
MLB Catcher, Baseball Manager
Names/Places: RN: Steven Eugene Swisher

🏆🏈John Cappelletti -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; 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 65 in the year 2019 and 66 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1954
Hall of Famer, New Wave Drummer, English
Group Names: Elvis Costello and the Attractions

🎵Steve Hunt -- is 65 in the year 2019 and 66 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1954
Percussionist

🏆🏈Doug Williams -- is 64 in the year 2019 and 65 in the year 2020; 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)

🏆⚾Kevin Sauceir -- is 63 in the year 2019 and 64 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1956
MLB Pitcher

🎭Melanie Griffith -- is 62 in the year 2019 and 63 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1957
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Tippi Hedren & Peter's daughter; 2x Don Johnson's wife
TV Shows: Once an Eagle, Carter Country's Tracy Quinn, Now and Then
Movie Titles: Body Dougle, Something Wild, Working Girl, Buffalo Girls, Crazy in Alabama, Cecil B. Demented, Milk Money, Mulholland Falls, Lolita

🎵🎸Mickey Billingham -- is 62 in the year 2019 and 63 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1957
Hip-Pop Keyboardist, New Wave Keybordist, English
Group Names: Dexy's Midnight Runners, The Beat (aka The English Beat in the U.S.), General Public

🎭Amanda Bearse -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1958
Actress, Producer/Director, Lesbian
TV Shows: All My Children, Married With Children (as Marcy Rhoades D'Arcy), MadTV (co-director)
Movie Titles: Fright Night, The Doom Generation

🎵🎸Greg Chaisson -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1958
Heavy Metal Performer
Group Names: Badlands

🎵Kurtis Blow -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1959
Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Rapper
Names/Places: b. in Harlem; RN:Kurt Walker
Song Titles: The Breaks, Christmas Rappin', Party Time?, Basketball
Album Titles: Kurtis Blow, Deuce, Tough, The Best Rapper on the Scene, Ego Trip, America

🎨Michael Kors -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1959 N.S.
Fashion Designer

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🎵Diane Williams -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1959
Country Performer

🎵🎸Denis Bélanger -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1960
Bassist, Heavy Metal Singer, Canadian
Group Names: Voivod

🏆🏁🏊Jesse Vassallo -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1961 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: RN: Jesus David Vassallo Anadon

John Key -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1961 N.S.
Prime Minister, New Zealand

✍🏆🎾Brad Gilbert -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1961
Author, Tennis Commentator, Tennis Player

🏆🏈Kevin Mack -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1962
NFL Runningback

🏆🏈Louis Lipps -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1962
NFL Wide Receiver

🎵🎸Michael Colnroy -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1962
New Wave Performer
Group Names: Modern English

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🏆🏒Jim Johnson -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1962
NHL Player

📰🎭Lonnie Quinn -- is 56 in the year 2019 and 57 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1963
Weatherman, Soap Actor
TV Shows: All My Children (as Will Cooney), Santa Barbara (as Richard Lewis)

🎭Hoda Kotb -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1964
Actress, TV Talk Show Hostess
TV Shows: Today

🏆🏒Brett Andrew Hull -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; 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

🏆🏒Yuri Khmylev -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1964
NHL Player, Olympic Athlete, Russian

🏆🥊John Smith -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1965
Wrestler
Misc: 2-time NCAA champion for Oklahoma State at 134 lbs. (1987-88) and Most Outstanding Wrestler of '88 championships; 3-time world champion; gold medal winner at 1988 and '92 Olympics at 137 lbs; only wrestler ever to win Sullivan Award (1990); coached Oklahoma St. to 1994 NCAA title and brother Pat was Most Outstanding Wrestler.

🏆🏈Chris Miller -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1965
NFL Quarterback

🎵🎸Kyle Kyle -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1965
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Bang Tango

🎭Pat Petersen -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1966
Actor
Names/Places: Chris' brother
Misc: retired from acting in 1997
TV Shows: Knots Landing (as Michael Fairgate)
Movie Titles: Cold River, Alligator, The Little Dragons

🏆🏀Vinny Del Negro -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1966
Sports Analyst, NBA Coach, NBA Player

🏆⚾Bob Scanlan -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1966
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏒Bruce Racine -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1966
NHL Goaltender, Canadian

🏆⚾🏈Deion Sanders -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; 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)

🎭Gillian Anderson -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1968
TV/Movie/Stage Actress
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, IL
Misc: PRON:Jillian, NOT GILLIAN, as in, Gilligan withouta second "g"
TV Shows: The X Files (as Special Agent Dr. Dana Sculley), The Mighty, Hannibal, The Fall
Movie Titles: The House of Mirth, The Mighty Celt, The Last King of Scotland, Shadow Dancer, Sister

🎭McG -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1968
Producer/Director
Names/Places: RN:Joseph McGinty Nichol

🎭🎮Eric Bana -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1968
Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Video Game Voice Actor, Australian
TV Shows: Full Frontal
Movie Titles: Something in the Air, The Time Traveler's Wife, Chopper, Black Hawk Down, Finding Nemo, Hulk, Troy, Munich, Star Trek (2009), Lone Survivor, Deliver Us From Evil
Video Games: Hulk

🎭Divine Brown -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1969
Actress, Producer, Personality
Names/Places: RN:Estelle Marie Thompson

🎭Stephanie DuValle -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1969
XXX-rated actress

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🏆⚾Troy Percival -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1969
MLB Pitcher, College Baseball Coach
Sports Teams: California/Anaheim Angels, Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Rays

📰🎭Chris Cuomo -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1970
Journalist, TV Host
TV Shows: Good Morning America

✍🎭Thomas Lennon -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1970
Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Reno 911, The Odd Couple (as Felix Unger)
Movie Titles: Night at the Museum (series), Memento, Herbie Fully Loaded

🏆🏈Darren Studstill -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1970
NFL Quarterback, College Football Coach

🏆⚾Pat Mahomes -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1970
MLB Pitcher

🎵🎸Arion Salazar -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1970
Modern Rock Musician
Group Names: Third Eye Blind

🏆🏒Rod Brind'amour -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1970
NHL Coach, NHL Center, Canadian

🎭🏆Nikki Schieler -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1971
Actress, Producer, Model, Playmate
Names/Places: Ian Ziering's ex-wife
Misc: Playboy playmate September 1997

🏆⚾Scott Karl -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1971
MLB Pitcher

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🎵Mack 10 -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1971
Rapper

🎭💻Elizabeth "Liz" Vassey -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1972 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, Internet Video Actress
Names/Places: b. in Raleigh, NC
Misc: Internet Series: Nikki and Nora (as Nikki Beaumont)
TV Shows: CSI (as Wendy Simms), Pig Sty, The Tick (as Captain Liberty), Tru Calling, All My Children (as Emily Ann Sago Martin), Brotherly Love (as Lou Davis)
Movie Titles: Sexting in Suburbia, Calendar Girl, Man of the House

🏆🏈Eric Zomalt -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1972
NFL Safety

🏆⚾Jeff Zimmerman -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1972
MLB Pitcher, Canadian

🎵Juanes -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1972
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Colombian
Names/Places: pron: WAH'-nes
Misc: Latin rock singer

🏆🏒Brian Loney -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1972
NHL Player, Canadian

🎭🎮Kevin McKidd -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1973
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Director, Video Game Voice Actor, Scotish
Misc: The Improverts comedy group
TV Shows: Rome, Grey's Anatomy (as Dr. Owen Hunt)
Movie Titles: Percy Jackson and the Olympicans: The Lightning Thief, Kingdom of Heaven, Transpotting, Brave, Dog Soldiers
Video Games: Grand Theft Auto (series), Call of Duty (series)

🏆🏈James McKeehan -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1973
NFL Tight End

🏆🏀Jimmy King -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1973
NBA Player

🏆⚾Juan Álvarez -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1973 N.S.
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏀Derek Fisher -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1974
NBA Coach, NBA Guard

🏆⚾Matt (Baseball) Morris -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1974
MLB Pitcher

🎭Rhona Mitra -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1975 N.S.
Actress, English
TV Shows: Nip/Tuck, Boston Legal (as Tara Wilson)
Movie Titles: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Shooter, The Number 23

🏆⚾Brian Fuentes -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1975
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾Mike Lamb -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1975
MLB Player

🎭Jessica Capshaw -- is 43 in the year 2019 and 44 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1976
Actress
Names/Places: Kate's daughter
TV Shows: The Practice (as Jamie Stringer), Grey's Antomy (as Dr. Arizona Robbins)
Movie Titles: Minority Report, Valentine

🎭Texas Battle -- is 43 in the year 2019 and 44 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1976
Actor
Movie Titles: Coach Carter, Final Destination 3, Wrong Turn 2: Dead End

🎭Audrey Tautou -- is 43 in the year 2019 and 44 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1976 N.S.
Actress, French
Movie Titles: The Da Vinci Code, Amelie, Venus Beauty

🏆🏀Chamique Holdsclaw -- is 42 in the year 2019 and 43 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1977
Basketball Player

🎭Gina Gallagher -- is 37 in the year 2019 and 38 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1982
Actress
TV Shows: The Baby-Sitters Club
Movie Titles: Alice, Analyze This, Blue Moon, Edward Scissorhands

🏆🏁🏃Tyson Gay -- is 37 in the year 2019 and 38 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1982 N.S.
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, American

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🏆Sarah Elizabeth -- is 36 in the year 2019 and 37 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1983
Model, Playmate
Misc: November 2006

🎭🎮Ashley Johnson -- is 36 in the year 2019 and 37 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1983
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: Recess (as Gretchen Grundler), Ben 10: Omniverse (as Gwen), Growing Pains (as Chrissy Seaver), Phenom (as Mary Margaret), Maybe This Time (as Gracie), Blindspot (as Patterson), Critical Role
Movie Titles: The Avengers, What Women Want, The Last of Us, The Help
Video Games: Tales from the Borderlands (series), Marvel Heroes, The Last of Us (series), Skylanders (series), The Witness

🏆⚽Jennifer Ruíz -- is 36 in the year 2019 and 37 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1983 N.S.
Soccer Player, American

🏆🏈Matt (Football) Moore -- is 35 in the year 2019 and 36 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1984 N.S.
NFL Quarterback

🎭Anna Kendrick -- is 34 in the year 2019 and 35 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1985
Actress
Movie Titles: Up in the Air, Into the Woods, Pitch Perfect (series), Twilight

🎭Meredith Deane -- is 30 in the year 2019 and 31 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1989
Actress
TV Shows: Once and Again (as Zoe Manning)
Movie Titles: 28 Days, Giving It Up

🏆⚾Jason Heyward -- is 30 in the year 2019 and 31 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1989 N.S.
MLB Right Fielder
Names/Places: NN:The J-Hey Kid and Jason Baeward
Misc: All-Star, 5x Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals

Harry Spencer Dreyfuss -- is 29 in the year 2019 and 30 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1990
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Jeramie & Richard's son

🎭Adelaide Kane -- is 29 in the year 2019 and 30 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1990 N.S.
Actress, Australian
TV Shows: Neighnours, Teen Wolf, Power Rangers R.P.M., Reign (as Queen Mary Stuart)
Movie Titles: The Purge, Blood Punch

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🎭💻Bill Skarsgard -- is 29 in the year 2019 and 30 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1990 N.S.
Actor, Internet Video Actor, Swedish
TV Shows: Hemlock Grove
Movie Titles: Simple Simon, The Crown Jewels, Anna Karenina

🎭Hansika Motwani -- is 28 in the year 2019 and 29 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1991 N.S.
Actress, India

🏆🥊Alexa Bliss -- is 28 in the year 2019 and 29 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1991 N.S.
Wrestler, American
Names/Places: RN: Alexis Kaufman

🎭Burkely Duffield -- is 27 in the year 2019 and 28 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1992 N.S.
Actor, Canadian
TV Shows: House of Anubis (as Eddie)
Movie Titles: Rags, Jinxed (TV movie)

🎭Zachary Gibson -- is 24 in the year 2019 and 25 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1995 N.S.
Actor, Canadian
TV Shows: The Descendants (as Doug)

🎭Justice Smith -- is 24 in the year 2019 and 25 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1995 N.S.
Actor

🎭Sanya Lopez -- is 23 in the year 2019 and 24 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1996 N.S.
Actress, Phillipean

🎭Celine Buckens -- is 23 in the year 2019 and 24 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1996 N.S.
Actress, Belgiumese

Caroline Parker O'Leary -- is 22 in the year 2019 and 23 in the year 2020; b.8/9/1997
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Joni and Michael's daughter

Skyla Brae Kelley -- is 19 in the year 2019 and 20 in the year 2020; b.8/9/2000
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Mary Lou Retton and Shannon's daughter

Isaiah Timothy Hasselback -- is 10 in the year 2019 and 11 in the year 2020; b.8/9/2009
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Elisabeth and Tim's son

Kassian McCarrell Wilson -- is 10 in the year 2019 and 11 in the year 2020; b.8/9/2009
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Dagmara Dominczyk and Patrick's son

Emily Grace Stanley -- is 8 in the year 2019 and 9 in the year 2020; b.8/9/2011
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Erin and Paul's daughter

Everett Hobson Lucas -- is 6 in the year 2019 and 7 in the year 2020; b.8/9/2013
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Mellody Hobson and George's son

Esmé Olivia Olsen -- is 3 in the year 2019 and 4 in the year 2020; b.8/9/2016 N.S.
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Sarah Wright and Eric Christian Olsen's daughter

🎭Wayne Summers -- b.8/9/????
XXX-rated actor

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🎭Ron Richmond -- b.8/9/???? N.S.
Personality
TV Shows: Zoom (1976-1977)

📰Izaak Walton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1593 J-LD d.12/15/1683 J-LD (90)
Biographer, English
Book Titles: The Compleat Angler

John Dryden -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1631 J-LD or 8/19/1631 N.S. d.5/1/1700 J-LD (68) or 5/12/1700 N.S. (68)
Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Critic, English

Thomas Telford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1757 d.9/2/1834 (77)
Inventor, English
Misc: the design and construction (1819-26) of the Menai Bridge in Wales.

Count Amedeo Avogadro -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1776 d.7/9/1856 (79)
Chemist, Physicist, Italian
Misc: 6.022 x 10 ^ 23 (Avogadro's Law)

✍⛪Adoniram Judson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1788 d.4/12/1850 (61)
Linguist, Missionary

⚛⚖Solomon Juneau -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1793 d.11/14/1856 (63)
Pioneer, Mayor, Canadian

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

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Jonathan Homer Lane -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1819 d.5/3/1880 (60)
Astronomer, Astrophysicist
Misc: was the first to investigate mathematically the Sun as a gaseous body. His work demonstrated the interrelationships of pressure, temperature, and density inside the Sun and was fundamental to the emergence of modern theories of stellar evolution.

⚛💰James Norris Gamble -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1836 N.S. d.7/2/1932 N.S. (95)
Inventor, Businessperson
Misc: Ivory Soap developer

🎭Randie Ayrton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1869 d.5/28/1940 (70)
Actor, English

🎵Albert W. Ketelbey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1875 d.11/26/1959 (84)
Composer, English

🎨Mahonri Young -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1877 d.11/2/1957 (80)
Sculptor

Ramón Pérez de Ayala -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1880 d.8/5/1962 (81)
Novelist, Poet, Critic, Spanish

🏆🏀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)

🎭Charles Delaney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1892 d.8/31/1949 (57)
Actor

🎭🏆🎾Nat Pendleton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1895 d.10/12/1967 (72)
Movie Actor, Tennis Player, Olympic Athlete

Jean Piaget -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1896 d.9/17/1980 (84)
Psychologist, Zoologist, India

🎭🎵Léonide Massine -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1896 N.S. or 7/28/1896 Ju-1 d.3/15/1979 N.S. (82)
Choreographer, Dancer, Composer, Russian
Misc: innovative of more than 50 ballets, one of the most important figures in 20th-century dance.

Ralph Wyckoff -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1897 d.11/3/1994 (97)
Scientist
Misc: a pioneer in the application of X-ray methods to determine crystal structures and one of the first to use these methods for studying biological substances.

🎭Paul Kelly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1899 d.11/6/1956 (57)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor

Grace Tully -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1900 d.6/15/1984 (83)
Presidential Aide
Misc: President Franklin Delanor Roosevelt's secretary

⚖🎭Charles Farrell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1901 d.5/6/1990 (88)
Mayor, TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: Seventh Heaven, My Little Margie (as Vernon Albright)

🎵Gaby Casadesus -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1901 d.11/11/1999 (98)
Pianist, French

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🎨Solomon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1902 d.2/2/1988 (85)
Painter, English

🎭Tom Tyler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1903 d.5/1/1954 (50)
Actor
Names/Places: RN:Vincent Markowsky
Movie Titles: The Mummy (as Hand)

🏆🏒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)

🎭Leo Genn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1905 d.1/26/1978 (72)
Movie Actor, English

🎵Zino Francescatti -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1905 d.9/17/1991 (89)
Violinist, French

🎭Dorothy Jordan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1906 d.12/7/1988 (82)
Actress

🎭Robert L. Surtrees -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1906 d.1/5/1985 (78)
Cinematographer

⚖🎭Dorothy Porter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1906 d.2/24/1996 (89)
Mayor, Movie Actress, Dancer
Misc: Ziegfeld girl

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P. L. Travers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1906 d.4/23/1996 (89)
Children's Author, Australian
Names/Places: RFMN:Pamela Lyndon, BORN Helen Lyndon Goff
Book Titles: Mary Poppins

📰Ed Wallace -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1906 presumed deceased
Journalist

🎨Mel Graff -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1907 d.11/1/1975 (68)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Secret Agent X-9

Mary G. Ross -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1908 N.S. d.4/29/2008 N.S. (99)
Engineer, Native American

🏆🥊Eddie Futch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1911 d.10/10/2001 (90)
Boxer, Boxing Trainer

William Fowler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1911 d.3/14/1995 (83)
Physicist, Astrophysicist

📰Robert McCormick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1911 d.9/4/1985 (74)
Newscaster
TV Shows: NBC News

Edith Oliver -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1913 d.2/23/1998 (84)
Writer, Critic
Misc: contributed to The New Yorker magazine from 1947-1993

Herman Talmadge -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1913 d.3/21/2002 (88)
Senator

🏆⚽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.

Peter Wright -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1916 d.4/27/1995 (78)
Author
Misc: former British intelligence officer whose best-selling autobiography "Spycatcher" accused security services of plotting to topple a former British government

✍🎭Robert Aldrich -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1918 d.12/5/1983 (65)
Writer, Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Cranston, RI
Movie Titles: Vera Cruz, Kiss Me Deadly, The Big Knife, What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?, Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte, The Flight of the Phoenix, The Dirty Dozen, The Longest Yard

Giles Cooper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1918 d.12/2/1966 (48)
Dramatist/Playwright, Irish

🏆⚾Ralph Houk -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1919 d.7/21/2010 (90)
MLB Manager, MLB Player
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (manager), Detroit Tigers (manager)

🎭Allen Clayton Hoskins Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1920 d.7/26/1980 (59)
Movie Actor
Movie Titles: Our Gang (as Farina)

🎵🎷Margie Hyams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1920 d.6/14/2012 (91)
Arranger, Pianist, Vibraharpist, Jazz Performer

John James "Jim" Exon Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1921 N.S. d.6/10/2005 N.S. (83)
Senator

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Philip Larkin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1922 d.12/2/1985 (63)
Writer, Poet, English

🏆Jack Stephens -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1923 d.7/23/2005 (81)
Sports Figure
Misc: chairman of Augusta National Golf Club

🎭John Stephenson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1923 d.5/15/2015 (91)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: Voiced some Hanna-Barbera cartoons 50s-60s
TV Shows: People's Choice, Top Cat (as Fancy-Fancy), Jonny Quest (as Dr. Benton Quest), Augue Doggie (as Doggie Daddy)

🏆🏁Len Sutton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1925 d.12/3/2006 (81)
Auto Racer

✍🎭Robert Shaw -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1927 d.8/27/1978 (51)
Writer, Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Movie Actor, English
Movie Titles: From Russia With Love, A Man for All Seasons, Jaws, The Sting, The Deep, Force 10 From Navarone

Daniel Keyes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1927 d.6/15/2014 (86)
Author
Book Titles: Flowers of Algernon

Marvin Minsky -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1927 d.1/24/2016 N.S. (88)
Biochemist
Misc: Artifical intelligence computer scientist (MIT)

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

🎵Dolores Wilson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1928 d.9/28/2010 (82)
Opera Soprano

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🏆🏈🥊Eugene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1931 N.S. d.5/10/1963 N.S. (31)
NFL Player, Wrestler

✍⚛Michael Halberstam -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1932 d.12/5/1980 (48)
Writer, Cardiologist

🎭Dick Anthony Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1934 d.2/16/2012 (77)
Actor
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, IL
Misc: some say b. 1938
TV Shows: Our Family Honor (as Jonas Jones), WIOU (as Billy Randfield), Homefront (as Abe)

🎵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)

🎭Beverlee McKinsey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1935 d.5/2/2008 (72)
Soap Actress
TV Shows: Another World (as original Iris Carrington Wheeler), Guiding Light (as Alexandria Spaulding Thorpe), General Hospital (as Myrna Slaughter)

🏆🏈Dick Steinberg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1935 N.S. d.9/25/1995 (60)
NFL General Manager
Misc: one of the National Football League's top personnel specialists for a quarter century
Sports Teams: New York Jets (General Manager)

🎭Clint Ritchie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1938 d.1/31/2009 (70)
Soap Actor
TV Shows: One Life to Live (Clint Buchanan)

🎵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

🎵🎷Butch Warren -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1939 d.10/5/2013 (74)
Jazz Bassist
Misc: hard bop genre

🎨Way Bandy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1941 d.8/13/1986 (45)
Artist
Misc: make-up artist of the 70s and 80s

🏆⚾Tommy Lee Agee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1942 d.1/22/2001 (58)
MLB Outfielder
Misc: 2x Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox

🎭🏆🥊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

Vicki Morgan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1952 d.7/7/1983 N.S. (30)
Mistress

🏆🏈Gary Bushert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1953 N.S. d.5/12/2013 N.S. (59)
College Football Player

🏆🏀John "Hot Rod" Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1962 d.12/11/2015 N.S. (53)
NBA Center, NBA Forward

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🎭Jay Leggett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1963 d.11/23/2013 (50)
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: In Living Color

🎭🎵🏆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

🏆🏈Chris Gedney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1970 d.3/9/2018 N.S. (47)
NFL Player, College Football Player

🎨Hieronymus Bosch -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1450 d.8/9/1516
Painter
Names/Places: LN:van Aeken

Gardner Quincy Colton -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/7/1814 d.8/9/1898 (84)
Chef
Misc: anesthetist who was among the first to utilize the anesthetic properties of nitrous oxide in medical practice. After a dentist suggested the use of the gas as an anesthetic, Colton safely used it in extracting thousands of teeth.

John "Bet A Million" Gates -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1855 N.S. d.8/9/1911 N.S. (56)
Inventor
Misc: Promoter; Speculator; barbed wire manufacturer which became the American Steel & Wire Co.

🎨Ralph Albert Blakelock -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/15/1847 d.8/9/1919 (71)
Painter

Ernest Haeckel -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/16/1834 d.8/9/1919 (85)
Scientist, Zoologist, German

🎵Ruggiero Leoncavallo -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/8/1858 N.S. d.8/9/1919 N.S. (61)
Composer, Italian
Misc: of operas

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🏆🏒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

✍📰Lincoln Steffens -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/6/1866 d.8/9/1936 (70)
Author, Journalist, Editor, Social Reformer, American
Names/Places: FN:Joseph

🎭Harry Davenport -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1866 d.8/9/1949 (83)
Movie Actor

Edward Lee Thorndike -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/31/1874 d.8/9/1949 (74)
Psychologist
Misc: animal behaviour

🎖⚖Walter Bedell Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/5/1895 d.8/9/1961 (65)
General, Diplomat
Misc: administrator, who served as chief of staff for U.S. forces in Europe during World War II.

Hermann Hesse -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/2/1877 d.8/9/1962 (85)
Novelist, Essayist, Poet, Critic, German, Swiss
Book Titles: Steppenwolf (Nobel 1946)

Patrick Bouvier Kennedy -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/7/1963 d.8/9/1963 (0)
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Jacqueline Kennedy & JFK's son

🎨Fontaine T. Fox Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/3/1884 d.8/9/1964 (80)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Toonerville Folks

🎭Creighton Hale -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/24/1882 d.8/9/1965 (83)
Actor
Misc: silent film actor
Movie Titles: Cat and Canary

🎨Jane Derby -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/10/1895 d.8/9/1965 (70)
Fashion Designer

🎵Pat Moran -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/10/1934 d.8/9/1965 (30)
Pianist

🎭Anton Walbrook -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/19/1900 d.8/9/1967 (66)
Movie Actor, Austrian

✍🎭Joe Orton -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1933 d.8/9/1967 (34)
Dramatist/Playwright, Actor, English

🎭Sharon Tate -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/24/1943 d.8/9/1969 (26)
TV Actress
Names/Places: b. in Dallas, TX; Roman Polanski's ex-
Misc: murdered by Charles Manson followers
TV Shows: The Beverly Hillbillies (as Janet Trego)

🏆🏈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)

Cecil Powell -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/5/1903 d.8/9/1969 (65)
Physicist, Educator, English
Misc: winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1950 for his development of the photographic method of studying nuclear processes and for the resulting discovery of the pion (pi-meson), a heavy subatomic particle.

🎵🎸Leslie Kong -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/20/1933 d.8/9/1971 (37)
Music Producer, Reggae Singer, Chinese, Jamaican

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📰🎭Bill Berns -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1919 d.8/9/1972 (53)
Commentator, Producer

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

🎵Steve Perron -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.8/9/1973
Music Figure

🎵Bill Chase -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/20/1934 d.8/9/1974 (39)
Trumpeter, Bandleader

🎵Dmitri Shostakovich -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/12/1906 Ju-1 or 9/25/1906 N.S. d.8/9/1975 N.S. (68)
Composer, Pianist, Russian

🎭Edward Chapman -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/13/1901 d.8/9/1977 (75)
Actor, English

🎖George Kenney -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/6/1889 d.8/9/1977 (88)
General, Canadian
Misc: Air Force

James Gould Cozzens -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/19/1903 d.8/9/1978 (74)
Novelist

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🎭Allan Frank -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/5/1915 d.8/9/1979 (64)
Actor

🏆⚾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)

🎨💰Ben Zuckerman -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/29/1890 d.8/9/1979 (89)
Fashion Designer, Manufacturer

✍🎭Elliott Nugent -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/20/1896 N.S. d.8/9/1980 N.S. (83)
Screenwriter, Playwright, Actor, Stage Producer/Director

🎨Blackbear Bosin -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/5/1921 d.8/9/1980 (59)
Designer, Painter, Sculptor, Native American

⚛💰Jacqueline Cochran -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/11/1906 N.S. d.8/9/1980 N.S. (74)
Aviator, Cosmetic Executive
Names/Places: MaN:Odlum
Misc: Speed Pilot; Air Force colonel and cosmetics maker; the first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound.

🎵Don Ewell -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/14/1916 d.8/9/1983 (66)
Pianist

🏆🏈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)

📰Jimmy Fidler -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/24/1898 d.8/9/1988 (89)
Columnist
Misc: Gossip

🏆⚽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.

📰🎵Bill Russell -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/26/1905 d.8/9/1992 (87)
Historian, Violinist
Misc: Jazz music authority

🎭Toby Rowland -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/19/1916 d.8/9/1994 (77)
Stage Producer

🏆⚽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)

🏆🏀Derek (NBA Player) Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/1/1961 N.S. d.8/9/1996 N.S. (34)
NBA Player

🏆🏈Tony Baker -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/16/1945 d.8/9/1998 N.S. (53)
NFL Runningback

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🏆🏈Riley Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/14/1911 d.8/9/1999 (88)
College Football Player
Misc: the quarterback who led Alabama to a national championship in 1934

🎵Bob Herbert -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/7/1942 d.8/9/1999 (57)
Music Figure
Misc: British promoter who created the Spice Girls through trade magazine ads.

🏆🏁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

🎭Don Chastain -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/2/1935 d.8/9/2002 (66)
Actor
TV Shows: Edie Adams Show, Debbie Reynolds Show

🎵Peter Matz -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/6/1928 d.8/9/2002 (73)
Bandleader
TV Shows: Edie Adams, Jimmy Dean, Hullabaloo, Kraft Music Hall, Carol Burnett Show, Tim Conway Shows

🎭Gregory Hines -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1946 d.8/9/2003 (57)
Movie/Stage Actor, Tap Dancer
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: The Gregory Hines Show (as Ben Stevenson)
Movie Titles: Taps, The Cotton Club

🎵Bill Perkins -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/22/1924 d.8/9/2003 (79)
Reeds

🎵Herbie Steward -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/7/1926 d.8/9/2003 (77)
Songwriter, Reeds
Group Names: Woody Herman's Second Herd

🎭🎵Tony Mottola -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/18/1918 d.8/9/2004 (86)
Variety Show Host, Guitarist
Group Names: Tonight Show Band

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Judith Rossner -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/1/1935 d.8/9/2005 (70)
Novelist
Book Titles: Looking For Mr. Goodbar

🎭Melissa Hayden -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/25/1923 d.8/9/2006 (83)
Ballerina, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Mildred Herman
Misc: some say b. 1928

James Alfred Van Allen -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/7/1914 d.8/9/2006 (91)
Physicist
Misc: rocket developer; discovered Van Allen radiation belts

🎭Bernie Mac -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/5/1957 N.S. d.8/9/2008 N.S. (50)
Movie Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, IL
TV Shows: The Bernie Mac Show (as Bernie Mac MacCollough)
Movie Titles: The Original Kings of Comedy, Charlie's Angels Full Throttle, Bad Santa, Mr. 3000, Ocean's Twelve, Guess Who, Soul Men, Booty Call, Friday, The Players Club, Head of STate, Pride, Transformers, Madagascar Escape 2 Africa

🎵Dale Warren -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/1/1925 d.8/9/2008 (83)
Country Singer
Group Names: Sons of the Pioneers

🎭George DiCenzo -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/21/1940 d.8/9/2010 (70)
TV Actor
TV Shows: Equal Justice

Ted Stevens -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/18/1923 d.8/9/2010 (86)
Senator

🎭Al Freeman Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/21/1934 N.S. d.8/9/2012 N.S. (78)
Actor, Movie Director
TV Shows: Hot L Baltimore, One Life to Live (as Ed Hall 1972-85), Roots (as Malcolm X)

🎭Mel Stuart -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/2/1928 d.8/9/2012 (83)
Movie Director
Movie Titles: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

🏆⚾Glen Hobbie -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/24/1936 d.8/9/2013 (77)
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾Harry Elliott -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/30/1923 d.8/9/2013 (89)
MLB Outfielder

🏆⚾Johnny Logan -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/23/1927 d.8/9/2013 (86)
MLB Shortstop
Sports Teams: Milwaukee Braves

🎭Ed Nelson -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/21/1928 d.8/9/2014 (85)
TV/Movie/Soap Actor
TV Shows: Capitol (as Mark Denning), Peyton Place (as Dr. Michael Rossi)

🎭Charles Keating -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/22/1941 d.8/9/2014 (72)
TV/Soap Actor, English
TV Shows: Going to Extremes (as Dr. Jack Van DeWeghe), Another World (as Carl Hutchins), Port Charles

🎭Jack Gold -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/28/1930 d.8/9/2015 N.S. (85)
Director, British

🏆🏈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)

🎭🎮Barry Jenner -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/14/1941 d.8/9/2016 N.S. (75)
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Dallas (as Dr. Jerry Kenderson), Family Matters (as Lt. Murtagh), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (as Admiral Ross occasional)
Movie Titles: Enough Said, The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story
Video Games: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine -Dominion Wars

🏆🏁Bill Alsup -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/15/1938 N.S. d.8/9/2016 N.S. (78)
Auto Racer, American

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