🏆⚾Andre Dawson -- is 63 in the year 2017 and 64 in the year 2018; b.7/10/1954
Hall of Famer, MLB Outfielder
Names/Places: NN: The Hawk and Awesome Dawson
Misc: NL MVP 1987, 8x All-Star, 8x Gold Glove, 4x Silver Slugger; over 436 HRs, 314 SBs and 2800 hits; Expos #10 retired
Sports Teams: Montreal Expos (1976-1986), Chicago Cubs (1987-1992), Boston Red Sox (1993-1994), Florida Marlins (1995-1996)
🎵Bruce Iglauer -- is 70 in the year 2017 and 71 in the year 2018; b.7/10/1947
Hall of Famer, Record Company Owner
Misc: founder and head of the independent blues record label Alligator Records in Chicago.
🏆🏒John Henry "Jack" Kelley -- is 90 in the year 2017 and 91 in the year 2018; b.7/10/1927 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Hockey Coach
Sports Teams: Colby College, Boston University, New England Whalers
🎭🎵Mavis Staples -- is 78 in the year 2017 and 79 in the year 2018; b.7/10/1939
Hall of Famer, Political Activist, Actress, Gospel Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: Roebuck's daughter
Group Names: The Staple Singers
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🏆🏈Darryl Talley -- is 57 in the year 2017 and 58 in the year 2018; b.7/10/1960
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker, College Football Player
Misc: 2x Pro Bowl, 2x All-Pro, 4x AFC Champ; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of West Virginia, Buffalo Bills (1983-1994), Atlanta Falcons (1995), Minnesota Vikings (1996)
🏆🎾Virginia Wade -- is 72 in the year 2017 and 73 in the year 2018; b.7/10/1945
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, English
Misc: Wimbledon champ 1977
📰🏆🎾Arthur Ashe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/10/1943 d.2/6/1993 (49)
Hall of Famer, Commentator, Political Activist, Tennis Player
Names/Places: b. in Richmond, Va.
Misc: the first black U.S. singles champ, '68; Wimbledon '75
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🏆🥊Bobo Brazil -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/10/1924 d.1/20/1998 (73)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Houston Harris
⛪📰David Brinkley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/10/1920 d.6/11/2003 (82)
Hall of Famer, Protestant, Newscaster, Journalist, Commentator
Names/Places: b. in Wilmington, NC
TV Shows: The Huntley/Brinkley Report, NBC News, This Week with David Brinkley
🎵Blind Boy Fuller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/10/1907 d.2/13/1941 (33)
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer/Guitarist
🎭🏆🥊Jake LaMotta -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/10/1922 d.9/19/2017 N.S. (95)
Hall of Famer, Stage Actor, Comedian, Boxer
Names/Places: NN:The Raging Bull
Misc: middleweight boxing champ (1949-51) turned stand-up comedian in later years; some say b. 1921
Movie Titles: The Hustler, Raging Bull (he was depicted by Robert De Niro in the film)
🎭🏆Graham McNamee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/10/1888 d.5/9/1942 (53)
Hall of Famer, Radio Broadcaster, Sports Commentator, Sportscaster
Misc: a pioneering broadcaster in American radio; he was the medium's most recognized national personality in its first international decade. He's in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame; Ford Frick 2016 award for NBC Radio
🏆🥊Kid Norfolk -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/10/1893 d.4/15/1968 (74)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
🏆⚽Donald George "Don" Revie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/10/1927 d.5/26/1989 (61)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, English
🎨James Whistler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/10/1834 d.7/17/1903 (69)
Hall of Famer, Painter, Etcher
Names/Places: b. in Lowell, Ma.; MN:Abbott McNeill; b. Jul 14?
Misc: the world famous painter of his mother, Whistler's Mother
🏆⚽Ivor Allchurch -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/16/1929 d.7/10/1997 (67)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Welsh (Wales)
🏆⚽Joe Gaetjens -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1924 d.7/10/1964 (40)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Haitian
Misc: presumed dead on July 10
🏆🎳Greg Griffo -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/23/1910 d.7/10/2006 (96)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: in 1996, became the fourth player in Tournament history to surpass 100,000 pins.
💰🎵John Henry Hammond -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/15/1910 d.7/10/1987 (76)
Hall of Famer, Executive, Music Figure, Music Producer
Misc: Columbia Records V.P.; He started out working with the likes of Billie Holliday, Count Basie, and Benny Goodman, and managed to ink some of Rock-and-Roll's most successful acts such as Pete Seger, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen; Stevie Ray Vaughn, and others; some say b. Dec 10.
🎵🎷Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/20/1890 d.7/10/1941 (50)
Hall of Famer, Arranger, Composer, Pianist, Trumpeter, Bandleader, Jazz Singer
Names/Places: b. in New Orleans; MN:Joseph Le Menthe
Misc: First great composer of orchestral jazz; he said born in 1885 so he may appear older
🏆🏀Earl "Yogi" Strom -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/15/1927 N.S. d.7/10/1994 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Referee
Names/Places: NN:The Pied Piper
Misc: worked 29 years in the NBA (1957-1969, 1973-1990) and three in the ABA (1969-1972)
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