🏆🏈Johnny Lujack -- is 93 in the year 2018 and 94 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1925
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: led Notre Dame to three national titles (1943,46-47); won Heisman Trophy in 1947.
Sports Teams: Notre Dame University, Chicago Bears (1948-1951)
🏆🏈Don Shula -- is 88 in the year 2018 and 89 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1930
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Cornerback
Names/Places: b. in Grand River, Ohio; FN:Donald Francis
Misc: one of only two NFL coaches with over 300 wins at 347 (George Halas is the other); has taken 6 teams to Super Bowls and won twice with Miami (1973-74); 6x Coach of Year, 14x Division title winner; 328-156-6 regular season record, 19-17 post season record, 347-173-6 overall; 17-0 in 1972 was the only undefeated season in NFL history; retired in Jan 1996; father of Cincinnati head coach David.
Sports Teams: Cleveland Browns (player 1951-1952), Baltimore Colts (player 1953-1956), Washington Redskins (player 1957), Detroit Lions (coach 1960-1962), Baltimore Colts (coach 1963-1969), Miami Dolphins (coach 1970-1995)
🎵🎸Michael Stipe -- is 58 in the year 2018 and 59 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1960
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in Decatur, GA
Group Names: R.E.M.
🏆🏁🏇Jacinto Vásquez -- is 75 in the year 2018 and 76 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1943
Hall of Famer, Jockey, Panamaian
🏆🎾George Adee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/4/1874 d.1/31/1948 (74)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
🏆🥊Floyd Patterson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/4/1935 d.5/11/2006 (71)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in Waco, N.C.
Misc: Olympic middleweight champ in 1952; world heavyweight champion (1956-59,60-62); was the first boxer to regain the heavyweight crown; pro record 55-8-1 with 40 KOs.
🏆🏁🏊Wally Ris -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/4/1924 N.S. d.12/25/1989 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
🏆🥊Sandor Szabo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/4/1906 N.S. d.10/16/1966 N.S. (60)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Hungarian
🏆⚾Roger Connor -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/1/1857 d.1/4/1931 (73)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB First Baseman
Misc: 19th century baseball great (N.Y. Giants, St. Louis 1880-97), first baseman, .327 lifetime hitter
Sports Teams: Troy Trojans (1880-1882), New York Gothams/Giants (1883-1889), New York Giants (PL 1890), New York Giants (1891), Philadelphia Phillies (1892), New York Giants (1893-1894), St. Louis Browns (1894-1897), St. Louis Browns (manager 1896)
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🏆⚾🏈Carmen Louis "Carm" Cozza -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/10/1930 N.S. d.1/4/2018 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, College Baseball Player, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Miami (1956-1962), Yale University (1963-1996)
🏆🏈Tommy Fears -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/3/1923 d.1/4/2000 (76)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Runningback, NFL Wide Receiver
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams (player 1948-1956), Green Bay Packers (coach 1959), Los Angeles Rams (coach 1960-1961), Green Bay Packers (coach 1962-1965), Atlanta Falcons (coach 1966), New Orleans Saints (coach 1967-1970), Philadelphia Eagles (coach 1971-1972), Southern California Sun (WFL Head coach 1974-1975), Los Angeles Express (USFL Executive 1983-1985)
🏆⚾Senichi Hoshino -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/22/1947 N.S. d.1/4/2018 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Manager, Baseball Pitcher, Japanese
Misc: member of the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Chunichi Dragons (player, then manager), Hanshin Tigers, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
🏆🥊William Landon "Gorilla" Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/12/1906 N.S. d.1/4/1982 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
🏆🎾Julian Myrick -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/1/1880 d.1/4/1969 (88)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
🏆🏒Milt Schmidt -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/5/1918 d.1/4/2017 N.S. (98)
Hall of Famer, NHL General Manager, NHL Coach, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1936-1942, 1946-1955
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins
🎵🎸Ray Thomas -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/29/1941 d.1/4/2018 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Flautist, Harmonicaist, Saxophonist, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Misc: some say b. 1942 or 1944
Group Names: The Moody Blues
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