🏆⚽Dario Gradi -- is 78 in the year 2019 and 79 in the year 2020; b.7/8/1941
Hall of Famer, Soccer Defender, Soccer Manager, English
🎵🎸Jaimoe Johanson -- is 75 in the year 2019 and 76 in the year 2020; b.7/8/1944 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Percussionist, Rock & Roll Drummer
Names/Places: RFMN:John Lee; aka Jai Johanny
Group Names: The Allman Bros band
🎭🎵Toby Keith -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.7/8/1961
Hall of Famer, Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN: Toby Keith Covel
Misc: in the Songwriters Hall of Fame
🏆🏈Jack Lambert -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.7/8/1952
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker
Names/Places: RN: Jack Lambert
Misc: 9x Pro Bowl, 7x First Team All-Pro, 4x Super Bowl champ; led Pittsburgh to 4 Super Bowl titles.
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers (1974-1984)
🎭Roone Arledge -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/8/1931 d.12/5/2002 (71)
Hall of Famer, TV Executive, TV Producer
Names/Places: b. in Forest Hills, N.Y.
Misc: introduced instant replay, stop-action, split screens, & slow motion
TV Shows: ABC's Wide World of Sports (producer), ABC Sports (executiuve), ABC News (executive)
🏆🏈John David Crow -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/8/1935 d.6/17/2015 (79)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Player, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: coach/athletic director: Northeast Louisiana U; Heisman Trophy (1957), 4x Pro Bowl
Sports Teams: Texas A&M University, Chicago/St. Louis Cardinals (1958-1964), San Francisco 49ers (1965-1968), Alabama (coach 1969-1971), Cleveland Browns (coach 1972-1973), San Diego Chargers (coach 1974), Northeast Louisiana (coach 1976-1980), Northeast Louisiana (administrator 1975-1981), Texas A&M (administrator 1983-1993)
🎵Johnnie Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/8/1924 d.4/13/2005 (80)
Hall of Famer, Blues Performer
🎭🎵🎷Louis Jordan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/8/1908 N.S. d.2/4/1975 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Songwriter, Singer, Clarinetist, Alto-sax, Bandleader, Blues Singer, Jazz Saxophonist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Misc: father of modern rhythm & blues
🏆🎳John Martino -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/8/1897 d.9/2/1985 (88)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: served as the first president of the Bowling Writers Association of America.
🎵🎸Joe Mauldin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/8/1940 d.2/7/2015 (74)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: The Crickets (a backing band for Buddy Holly)
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🏆⚾Henry M. "Hank" O'Day -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/8/1859 N.S. d.7/2/1935 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, MLB General Manager, MLB Pitcher, MLB Umpire
Names/Places: NN: The Reverend
Sports Teams: Toledo Blue Stockings (player 1884), Pittsburgh Alleghenys (player 1885), Washington Nationals (player 1886-1889), New York Giants (player 1889-1890), Cincinnati Reds (manager 1912) Chicago Cubs (manager 1914)
🏆⚽Alan John Gilzean -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/22/1938 N.S. d.7/8/2018 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scotish
🏆🏀Frank Ramsey Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/13/1931 N.S. d.7/8/2018 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Guard
Names/Places: NN:The Kentucky Colonel; MN:Vernon
Misc: played in 7 NBA championships; star forward at Kentucky then for the Boston Celtics in the 1950s and 1960's.The first of Red Auerbach's "Sixth Man" stars; Celtics #23 retired
Sports Teams: Boston Celtics (player 1954-1964), Kentucky Colonels (coach 1970-1971)
🏆🥊Luis Manuel Rodríguez -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/14/1937 N.S. d.7/8/1996 N.S. (59)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Cuban
🏆Albert White -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/14/1885 N.S. d.7/8/1982 N.S. (97)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: RN: Albert "Al" Cosad White
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