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

Last Updated 06-04-2021

🎖⚖🏆🏈Pete Dawkins -- is 83 in the year 2021 and 84 in the year 2022; b.3/8/1938
Hall of Famer, General, Politician, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1958)
Sports Teams: U.S. Army (1956-1958)

🎭🎵🎸Micky Dolenz -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.3/8/1945
Hall of Famer, TV Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer/Director, Rock & Roll Singer, Rock & Roll Drummer
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; George's son; RFN:George Michael, aka LN:Braddock
Group Names: The Monkees
TV Shows: Peyton Place (three episodes as Kitch), The Funky Phantom (as Skip), Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, Circus Boy (as Corky), The Monkees (as Micky), The Secret Files of the SpyDogs (as Ralph / Scribble)
Movie Titles: Head, Halloween (2007)

🎵🎸Randy Meisner -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.3/8/1946
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer, Rock & Roll Bassist
Names/Places: b. in Scottsbluff, NE
Group Names: The Eagles, Poco, soloist

🏆⚾Jim Rice -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.3/8/1953
Hall of Famer, MLB Player
Names/Places: NN: Jim Ed; b. in Anderson, SC
Misc: 8x All-Star, 2x Silver Slugger, 2x AL RBI leader, led AL in HR's 1977-78,'83; AL MVP 1978; Red Sox #14 retired
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox (1974-1989)

🏆🏁🏊David Wilkie -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.3/8/1954 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Scottish
Names/Places: MN: Andrew
Misc: 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1976); a member of the Scottish Sports and International Swimming Halls of Fame

🏆🏒Larry Murphy -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.3/8/1961
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1980-2001; 243 goals and 755 assists career
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Kings, Washington Capitals, Minnesota North Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings

🏆⚽John Harkes -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.3/8/1967
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

🏆⚾🏈🏀George Keogan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/8/1890 d.2/17/1943 (52)
Hall of Famer, College Baseball Coach, College Football Coach, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Saint Louis (football 1915, basketball 1915-1916), Valparaiso (football 1919-1920, basketball 1919-1922, baseball 1920-1921), Notre Dame (football 1924, basketball 1923-1943, baseball 1924-1926, 1930-1933), Wisconsin-Superior (basketball 1912-1914), St. Thomas (MN, basketball 1917-1918), Allegheny (basketball 1918-1919)

🎵Mississippi John Hurt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/8/1892 d.11/2/1966 (74)
Hall of Famer, Singer/Guitarist, Blues Performer, Folk Performer

⚛🏆🏄Thomas Edward "Tom" Blake -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/8/1902 N.S. d.5/5/1994 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, Inventor, Surfer, American
Misc: improved the design of surfboards

🏆🏁🏊Jeannette Morven Campbell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/8/1916 N.S. d.1/15/2003 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Argentine

🏆🏀Mendy Rudolph -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/8/1926 d.7/4/1979 (53)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Referee
Misc: worked for the NBA for 22 years from 1953-1975; regarded as one of the greatest officials in NBA history; officiated 2,112 NBA games.

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🎵Lew C. DeWitt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/8/1938 d.8/15/1990 (52)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Tenor, Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Misc: some say b. 1939
Group Names: The Statler Brothers

✍⛪Henry Ward Beecher -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/24/1813 d.3/8/1887 (73)
Hall of Famer, Author, Orator, Clergyman, Social Reformer, Abolitionist
Names/Places: Catherine Beecher & Harriet Beecher Stowe's brother

James Buchanan Eads -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/23/1820 d.3/8/1887 (66)
Hall of Famer, Scientist, Engineer

🏆⚽Andrew Watson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/24/1856 d.3/8/1921 (64)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, British
Misc: British Guiana; world's first black association footballer to play at international level

🏆🏒Howie Morenz -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/21/1902 d.3/8/1937 (34)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: chosen by a 1950 Canadian press poll as the best hockey pyr of 1st half of 20th century
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Black Hawks, New York Rangers

🎵🎸Ron "Pigpen" McKernan -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/8/1945 d.3/8/1973 (27)
Hall of Famer, Harmonicaist, Organist, Percussionist, Classic Rock Singer, Rock & Roll Keyboardist
Misc: some say b.1946
Group Names: The Grateful Dead (co-founder)

🏆🏁🏊Masanori Yusa -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/20/1915 N.S. d.3/8/1975 N.S. (60)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese

🏆🏁🏊Gérard Blitz -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1901 N.S. d.3/8/1979 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Dutch (Netherlands)

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🏆🏀Don Barksdale -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/31/1923 d.3/8/1993 (69)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player, Olympic Athlete
Sports Teams: University of California Los Angeles (1946-1947), Oakland Bittners (1948-1949), Oakland Blue n' gold Atlas (1950-1951), Baltimore Bullets (1951-1953), Boston Celtics (1953-1955)

🎵🎷Billy "Mr.B." Eckstine -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/8/1914 N.S. d.3/8/1993 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Baritone, Bandleader, Jazz Singer
Names/Places: b. in Pittsburgh; NN:The Sepia Sinatra
Misc: founded the first be-bop orchestra in 1944; some say b. in 1913

🏆🎳Frank Benkovic -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/7/1904 d.3/8/1995 (90)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: won successive doubles championships in the ABC Tournament.

🏆🏈Ray Nitschke -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/29/1936 d.3/8/1998 (61)
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker
Misc: his fierce play epitomized the champion Green Bay Packers of the Vince Lombardi era; 3x First Team All-Pro, 4x Second Team All-Pro, 5x NFL Champion, 2x Super Bowl Champion; Packers #66 retired and in the team's Hall of Fame as well as the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers (1958-1972)

🏆⚾"Joltin'" Joe DiMaggio -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/25/1914 N.S. d.3/8/1999 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, MLB Center Fielder
Names/Places: b. in Martinez, CA; NN:the Yankee Clipper; RFN:Joseph Paul Jr.; Marilyn Monroe's ex-
Misc: 13x All-Star; AL MVP 1939, 1941, 1947; career 2214 hits, Yankee hit safely in 56 consecutive games, '41; led AL in batting, HRs and RBI twice each; 3-time MVP (1939,41,47); hit .325 with 361 HRs over 13 seasons; led NY Yankees to 10 World Series tites; Yankees #5 retired
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (1936-1942, 1946-1951)

🎵Hank Locklin -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/15/1918 d.3/8/2009 (91)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Tenor, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RFN:Lawrence Hankins

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