🎵Pervis Spann -- is 87 in the year 2019 and 88 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1932
Hall of Famer, Music Figure
Misc: an American broadcaster and music promoter, who has been influential in the development of blues music in Chicago.
🏆🏈Bill Glass -- is 84 in the year 2019 and 85 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1935
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive End, College Football Player, CFL Figure
Sports Teams: Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL, 1957) Detroit Lions (1958-1961), Cleveland Browns (1962-1968)
🏆🏀Lindsay Gaze -- is 83 in the year 2019 and 84 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1936 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Basketball Coach, Basketball Player, Olympic Athlete, South Australian
Misc: in the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach and the FIBA Hall of Fame as a Player
Sports Teams: Melbourne Tigers (coach 1984-2005)
🏆🎾Lesley Turner Bowrey -- is 77 in the year 2019 and 78 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1942
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Australian
✍⛪📰🎭🎵Kathie Lee Gifford -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1953
Hall of Famer, Dramatist/Playwright, Jewish, Correspondent, Actress, Soap Actress, TV Talk Show Hostess, Producer, Songwriter, Singer, French
Names/Places: Hebrew-Christian; RLN:Epstein; Paul Johnson's, then Frank's wife
Misc: Carnival Cruise Lines spokesperson
TV Shows: Days of Our Lives, Hee Haw Honeys, Good Morning America (correspondent), Regis & Kathie Lee, Today
🎭🎵Madonna -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1958
Hall of Famer, Vegetarian, Movie/Stage Actress, Producer, Dancer, Songwriter, Hip-Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Bay City, NJ; RN:Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone Penn; Sean Penn's ex-wife
Misc: her "Like A Virgin" was parodied by "Weird Al" into "Like A Surgeon"
Song Titles: Everybody, Burnin' Up, Physical Attraction, Holiday, Borderline, Lucky Star, Burning Up, Like A Virgin, Material Girl, Crazy For You, Angel, Into The Groove, Dress You Up, Gambler, Live To Tell, Papa Don't Preach, True Blue, Open Your Heart, La Isla Bonita, Who's That Girl, Causing A Commotion, Like A Prayer, Erotica, Deeper and Deeper, Ray of Light
Movie Titles: Desparately Seeking Susan, Who's That Girl, Shanghai Surprise, Dick Tracy (as Breathless Mahoney), A League of Their Own, Evita, The Next Best Thing, Arthur and the Invisibles
🏆🏒Ed Olczyk -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1966
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, NHL Center, Hockey Coach, American
Names/Places: RN:Edward Walter "Eddie" Olczyk, Jr.
Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins
🏆🏁🏊Egerszegi Krisztina -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1974 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Hungarian
🏆Mingxia Fu -- is 41 in the year 2019 and 42 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1978 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, Chinese
🏆⚾🏈🏀Amos Alonzo Stagg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1862 d.3/17/1965 (102)
Hall of Famer, College Baseball Coach, College Football Coach, NBA Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: Grand Old Man of Football; 57-yr coach; coached Univ. of Chicago ftbl team 41 yrs incl 5 undefeated seasons; introduced the huddle, tackling dummy, man-in-motion, and end-around play; in the College Football and Basketball Halls of Fame.
Sports Teams: Yale (1885-1889), University of Chicago (as player, 1892, as football coach, 1892-1932), Pacific (football coach, CA, 1933-1946), Susquehanna (associate football HC, 1947-1952), Chicago (basketball coach, 1920-1921, Chicago (baseball coach, 1893-1905, 1907-1913)
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🏆🏀William C. "Skinny" Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1911 N.S. d.2/5/1980 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player
Sports Teams: Kansas (College, 1930-1933)
🏆🏒Bob Blake -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1914 N.S. d.11/26/2008 N.S. (94)
Hall of Famer, NHL Player
Misc: played mostly in the smaller leagues
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins (1935-36)
🏆🥊Fritz Von Erich -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1929 N.S. d.9/10/1997 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Jack Barton Adkisson
Misc: Wrestling promoter and the patriarch of the Von Erich family.
🏆🏈Frank Gifford -- Birth 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)
🎵Robert Lester -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1942 N.S. d.1/21/2010 N.S. (67)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Musician
Group Names: Chi-Lites
🏆🥊Hoyt Richard "Dick" Murdoch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1946 N.S. d.6/15/1996 N.S. (49)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
🎵🎸Scott "Rock Action" Asheton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1949 d.3/15/2014 (64)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: The Stooges
🎵Robert Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1911 N.S. d.8/16/1938 N.S. (27)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Blues Singer/Guitarist, Folk Singer
Names/Places: NN:Father of Folk Blues
🎭🏆⚾Babe Ruth -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/6/1895 d.8/16/1948 (53)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, MLB Right Fielder, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: b. in Baltimore, MD; 2873 hits; No. 3; The Bambino Sultan of Swat; RFN:George Herman, d. in New York
Misc: AL League Award Winner 1923; hit 60 HR's '27; 714 home runs; led AL 11x's; although his home run record was broken, the "Babe" is still considered by many to be the greatest to ever play the game; His lifetime Batting Average was .342 and he still holds pitching records for the World Series, 2,211 RBIs
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox (1914-1919), New York Yankees (1920-1934), Boston Braves (1935)
🎭🎵🎸Elvis Presley -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/8/1935 N.S. d.8/16/1977 N.S. (42)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country-Rock Performer
Names/Places: b. in Tupelo, MS; MN:Aron; changed to Aaron; NN:The King of Rock and Roll; Priscilla's ex-husband
Misc: The first real star of rock and roll; too many notable hits to list here!; d. at Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee; Billboard ranks him as the top pop recording artist of all time with 17 No. 1 songs. The 1956 two-sided hit "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" stays at No. 1 for 11 weeks, a record for the rock era that stands until 1992. Hall of Famer in America's Pop, Country Music, and Rock and Roll
Song Titles: Heartbreak Hotel, Don't Be Cruel, Hound Dog, Love Me Tender, Too Much, All Shook Up, Teddy Bear, Jailhouse Rock, Don't, Hard Headed Woman, Stuck on You, It's Now or Never, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, Surrender, Good Luck Charm, Return to Sender, Suspicious Minds, Way Down, A Little Less Conversation
Album Titles: Elvis Presley, Elvis, Loving You, Elvis is Back!, Something for Everybody, Pot Luck, Aloah from Hawaii via Satellite
Movie Titles: Jailhouse Rock, G.I. blues, Blue Hawaii, Fun in Acapulco, Viva Las Vegas
🏆🎳Ed Brosius -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/30/1920 d.8/16/1981 (61)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
🏆⚾Earl Howard Averill -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/21/1902 d.8/16/1983 (81)
Hall of Famer, MLB Center Fielder
Misc: some say b. 1903 or 1915; Cleveland Indians all-time home run champ
Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians (1929-1939), Detroit Tigers (1939-1940), Boston Braves (1941)
🏆Mario Majoni -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/27/1910 N.S. d.8/16/1985 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Italian
🏆🥊Patrick John "Pat" O'Connor -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/22/1924 N.S. d.8/16/1990 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, New Zealand
📰💰🏆Jim Murray -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/29/1919 d.8/16/1998 (78)
Hall of Famer, Journalist, Businessperson, Sports Writer
Misc: Sports Illustrated founder; sports columnist for LA Times since 1961; 14-time Sportswriter of the Year; won Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1990.
🏆🏀Alexander Gomelsky -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/18/1928 N.S. d.8/16/2005 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Coach, Russian
🏆🏈Peter Pihos -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/22/1923 N.S. d.8/16/2011 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, NFL Wide Receiver
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl, 2x NFL Champon, Hall of Fame inductees in College Football, Pro Football, and Eagles
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Eagles (1947-1955)
⛪🎵Aretha Franklin -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/25/1942 N.S. d.8/16/2018 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Baptist, Composer, Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Memphis, Tennessee; NN: The All Time Queen of Soul Music; Glynn Turman's wife
Song Titles: Respect, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Think, A Rose is Still a Rose, Rock Steady, Something He Can Feel, Jump To It, Freeway of Love, Who's Zoomin' Who, Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves, I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me, with George Michael), Jumpin' Jack Flash
Album Titles: I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Lady Soul, "Young, Gifted and Black", Amazing Grace
TV Shows: A Diff'rent World (theme singer)
Movie Titles: The Blues Brothers
🏆🏈Mike (NFL) McGee -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/1/1938 N.S. d.8/16/2019 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, NFL Guard, College Football Coach
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
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