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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name August 19

Last Updated 12-05-2019

🏆🏈Morten Anderson -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.8/19/1960
Hall of Famer, NFL Placekicker, College Football Player
Names/Places: aka spelled Morten Andersen; NN: The Great Dane
Misc: 7x Pro Bowl, 6x All-Pro; in the Saints and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Michigan State University, New Orleans Saints (1982-1994), Atlanta Falcons (1995-2000, 2006-2007), New York Giants (2001), Kansas City Chiefs (2002-2003), Minnesota Vikings (2004)

🏆⚽George Brown -- is 84 in the year 2019 and 85 in the year 2020; b.8/19/1935
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English

🎵🎸John Deacon -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.8/19/1951 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Bassist, English
Group Names: Queen

🎭🎵🎸Ian Gillan -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.8/19/1945
Hall of Famer, Stage Actor, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer, British
Misc: Jesus Christ Superstar lead
Group Names: Deep Purple (lead), Black Sabbath

🏆🏁Dale Inman -- is 83 in the year 2019 and 84 in the year 2020; b.8/19/1936
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: NASCAR Grand National/Winston Cup crew chief (retired)

🏆🏈Anthony Muñoz -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.8/19/1958
Hall of Famer, NFL Tackle
Misc: 11x Pro Bowl, 9x AP First Team All-Pro
Sports Teams: University of Southern California, Cincinnatti Bengals (1980-1992)

🏆🎾Dr. Renée Richards -- is 85 in the year 2019 and 86 in the year 2020; b.8/19/1934 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Names/Places: RN:Richard Raskin
Book Titles: Second Serve

🏆🏈Ben Zambiasi -- is 63 in the year 2019 and 64 in the year 2020; b.8/19/1956
Hall of Famer, CFL Figure, Football Linebacker
Misc: in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame
Group Names: University of Georgia, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1978-1987), Toronto Argonauts

🏆🥊Hilario Zapata -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.8/19/1958 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Panamaian

🎵🎸"Ginger" Baker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/19/1940 N.S. d.10/6/2019 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Classic Rock Singer, Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Names/Places: FN:Peter
Group Names: Cream, Blind Faith, Masters of Reality

🏆🏒John Georges "Buck" Boucher -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/19/1895 N.S. d.10/17/1960 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1915-1933
Sports Teams: Ottawa Senators, Montreal Maroons, Chicago Black Hawks

Philo T. Farnsworth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/19/1906 d.3/11/1971 (64)
Hall of Famer, Inventor
Misc: co-inventer of the electronic television set; Philco TV manufacturing was named after him

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✍🎭Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/19/1921 N.S. d.10/24/1991 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Screenwriter, TV/Movie Producer
Names/Places: Majel Barrett's husband
Misc: decorated WWII bomber pilot
TV Shows: Star Trek (creator), Star Trek: The Next Generation (creator)

🏆🏁🏇Willie "Bill" Shoemaker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/19/1931 N.S. d.10/12/2003 N.S. (72)
Hall of Famer, Jockey
Names/Places: b. in Fabens, Texas
Misc: made 40,350 starts, winning 8,833 races, 6,136 places, 4,987 shows, 1,009 state winners, four Kentucky Derby wins, two Preakness wins, five Belmont Stakes wins, and 11 Triple crown wins; he earned $123,375,524 in 1014 stakes wins; Jockey's Guild Pres, trainer; 3-time Eclipse Award winner as Jockey (1981) and special award recipient (1976,81); oldest jockey to win Kentucky Derby (age 54, aboard Ferdinand in 1986); retired in 1990 to become trainer; paralyzed in 1991 auto accident but continues to train horses; in 1956 he won $2 million.

Orville Wright -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/19/1871 d.1/30/1948 (77)
Hall of Famer, Aviator, Inventor
Misc: Airplane co-inventor with brother Wilbur

🏆🎾Mary Kendall Browne -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/3/1891 d.8/19/1971 (80)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🏁Mark Neary Donohue -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/18/1937 d.8/19/1975 (38)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Names/Places: NN:Captain Nice and Dick Monohue
Misc: Sports car racing, Formula One, Indianapolis 500

🏆🏒Michael "Mike" Grant -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/27/1873 N.S. d.8/19/1955 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: playing career 1894-1902
Sports Teams: Montreal Victorias, Montreal Shamrocks

🎭Don Hewitt -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1922 d.8/19/2009 (86)
Hall of Famer, TV Producer
Misc: TV News
TV Shows: 60 Minutes (creator)

🏆🥊Jim Londos -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/2/1897 N.S. d.8/19/1975 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Greek
Names/Places: RN: Christos Theofilou, aka The Golden Greek

🎵"Blind" Willie McTell -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/5/1901 d.8/19/1959 (58)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Accordionist, Harmonicaist, Kazoo, Violinist, Blues Performer
Misc: some say b. 1898

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🏆🏁Delvin Miller -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/5/1913 d.8/19/1996 (83)
Hall of Famer, Harness Racer
Misc: Harness racing driver; trainer, owner, breeder, seller and track owner; drove to 2,441 wins from 1939-90; longest career of any athlete.

🏆🏀Charles "Stretch" Murphy -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/10/1907 N.S. d.8/19/1992 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player
Misc: Big Ten co-championships (Purdue, 1928-29); Helms Foundation All-America (1929-30); set Big Ten scoring record of 143 points (1929); Big Ten Championship (1930)
Sports Teams: Purdue University (1926-1930)

🎵Fritz Rau -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/9/1930 d.8/19/2013 (83)
Hall of Famer, Music Figure, German
Misc: music promoter who was influential in the development of the appreciation of jazz and blues music in Europe in the 1950s and 1960s.

🏆🎾Frank Shields -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/18/1909 d.8/19/1975 (65)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🎵🎷Tab Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/11/1909 d.8/19/1971 (62)
Hall of Famer, Alto-sax, Jazz Performer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: RFN:Talmadge
Group Names: Lucky Millinder, Count Basie

🏆🥊Chris Theophelos -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/2/1897 d.8/19/1975 (78)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Greek
Names/Places: aka The Golden Greek Jim Londos

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