🎵James Cotton -- is 82 in the year 2017 and 83 in the year 2018; b.7/1/1935
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Drummer, Guitarist, Harmonicaist, Blues Singer
🏆🏒Rod Gilbert -- is 76 in the year 2017 and 77 in the year 2018; b.7/1/1941
Hall of Famer, NHL Right Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1960-1978
Sports Teams: New York Rangers
🏆🏁Lee Edward "Chip" Hanauer -- is 63 in the year 2017 and 64 in the year 2018; b.7/1/1954
Hall of Famer, Hydroplane Racer
Misc: in the Motorsports Hall of Fame; the third most successful Unlimited Hydroplane racer in history.
🎭🎮🎵🎸Deborah Harry -- is 72 in the year 2017 and 73 in the year 2018; b.7/1/1945
Hall of Famer, Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress, Songwriter, New Wave Singer
Names/Places: b. in Miami, Florida
Misc: considered to be the first rapper to hit #1 on the Billboard chart in 1981 with her rapping part in "Rapture"
Group Names: Blondie, soloist
Song Titles: Denis, Hanging on the Telephone, Heart of Glass, Sunday Girl, One Way or Another, Dreaming, The Hardest Part, Call Me, Atomic, The Tide is High, Rapture, Island of Lost Souls, Maria (previous titles as lead of Blondie), Backfired, Feel The Spin, In Love with Love, I Can See Clearly, I Want Taht Man, French Kissin', Two Times Blue
Album Titles: Blondie, Plastic Letters, Paralled Lines, Eat to the Beat, Autoamerican, The Hunter, No Exit (previous titles as lead of Blondie), KooKoo
TV Shows: Phantom 2040
Movie Titles: Roadie, Videodrome, Satisfaction, Hairspray, Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme
Video Games: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
🏆🏈Mike Haynes -- is 64 in the year 2017 and 65 in the year 2018; b.7/1/1953
Hall of Famer, NFL Cornerback, College Football Player
Misc: 9x Pro Bowl; Patriots #40 retired; in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Arizona State University, New England Patriots (1976-1982), Los Angeles Raiders (1983-1989)
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🏆🏀Nancy Lieberman -- is 59 in the year 2017 and 60 in the year 2018; b.7/1/1958
Hall of Famer, Basketball Coach, Basketball Player
Names/Places: NN: Lady Magic; LN:-Klein
Misc: promoter of women's basketball; 3-time All-America and 2-time Player of Year (1979-80); led Old Dominion to consecutive AIAW titles in 1979 and '80; played in defunct WPBL and WABA and became first woman to play in men's pro league (USBL) in 1986.
🏆🏒Steve Shutt -- is 65 in the year 2017 and 66 in the year 2018; b.7/1/1952
Hall of Famer, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1972-1985
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Los Angeles Kings
🎵Chris Strachwitz -- is 86 in the year 2017 and 87 in the year 2018; b.7/1/1931
Hall of Famer, Record Company Owner, Music Producer, Musician, German
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🏆⚾John Gibson Clarkson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/1/1861 d.2/4/1909 (47)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: Worcester Ruby Legs (1882), Chicago White Stockings (1884-1887), Boston Beaneaters (1888-1892), Cleveland Spiders (1892-1894)
🏆⚾Roger Connor -- Birth 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)
🎵Willie Dixon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/1/1915 d.1/29/1992 (76)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Arranger, Composer, Songwriter, Bassist, Guitarist, Blues Singer
Misc: wrote over 500 blues & rock classics
🏆🏒John MacInnes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/1/1925 N.S. d.3/6/1983 N.S. (57)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Coach, Hockey Goalie, Canadian
Sports Teams: Michigan Tech Huskies (1956-57 through the 1981-82 seasons)
🏆⚾Bob Prince -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/1/1916 d.6/10/1985 (68)
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Baseball Announcer
Names/Places: NN:The Gummer
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 1986
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates
TV Shows: Monday Night Baseball (1976)
🎭🎵🏆Bill Stern -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/1/1907 d.11/19/1971 (64)
Hall of Famer, Actor, TV Host, Radio Disc Jock, Sportscaster
Misc: Famous showman-sportscaster; announced the nation's first remote sports broadcast and the first telecast of a baseball game.
🏆⚾Benjamin Harrison "Ben" Taylor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/1/1888 d.1/24/1953 (64)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure
Misc: was an American first baseman and manager in baseball's Negro leagues.
🏆🥊Alexis Arguello -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/19/1952 d.7/1/2009 (57)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Nicaraguan
✍Harriet Elizabeth Beecher-Stowe -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/14/1811 d.7/1/1896 (85)
Hall of Famer, Novelist
Names/Places: Catherine Beecher & Henry Ward Beecher's sister
Book Titles: Uncle Tom's Cabin
🎵Renaldo "Obie" Benson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/14/1936 d.7/1/2005 (69)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Four Tops
🏆🏈🏀Don Coryell -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/17/1924 d.7/1/2010 (85)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, College Football Coach, College Basketball Player
Names/Places: NN:Air Coryell
Misc: in the Chargers and College Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Washington (defensive back 1949-1951), Whittier College (1957-1959), USC (assistant 1960), San Diego State (1961-1962), St. Louis Cardinals (1973-1977), San Diego Chargers (1978-1986)
✍⛪🎭Michael Landon -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/31/1936 d.7/1/1991 (54)
Hall of Famer, Screen/Scriptwriter, Jewish, TV/Movie Actor, TV Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Forest Hills, NY; RN:Eugene Maurice Orowitz
Misc: NOT b.1937
TV Shows: Bonanza (as Little Joe Cartwright), Little House on the Prarie (as Charles Ingalls), Highway to Heaven (as Jonathan Smith), Us (Pilot)
Movie Titles: Legend of Tom Dooley, I Was a Teenage Werewolf
🎵Red Lane -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/9/1939 d.7/1/2015 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Musician
⛪🎭Walter Matthau -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/1/1920 d.7/1/2000 (79)
Hall of Famer, Jewish, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Movie Director
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RLN:Matuschanskayasky (Mat-Shoe-An-Shock-Vas-Key)
Movie Titles: The Fortune Cookie, Cactus Flower, The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Pete n Tillie, Earthquake, The Sunshine Boys, The Bad News Bears, House Calls, California Suite, Hopscotch, The Couch Trip, JFK, Goodyear, Philco, Alfred Hitchcock, Dennis the Menace movie, Grumpy Old Men I and II, I.Q., Grumpier Old Men, I'm Not Rappaport, Out to Sea, Odd Couple II
🎭🎵Wolfman Jack -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/21/1939 d.7/1/1995 (56)
Hall of Famer, Announcer, Radio Disc Jock
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn, NY; RN:Robert "Bob" Smith; d. in Belvidere, N.C.
Misc: Legendary oldies D.J.; in the 1970s, he was heard on 2200 radio stations in 42+ world countries!
TV Shows: The Midnight Special (announcer), TNN's Rock and Roll Palace
Movie Titles: American Graffiti
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