✍⛪🎭🎵Bill Cosby -- is 80 in the year 2017 and 81 in the year 2018; b.7/12/1937
Hall of Famer, Author, Protestant, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host, Variety Show Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Songwriter, Percussionist, Synthesizer
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia; MN:Henry
Book Titles: Fatherhood, Childhood, Kids Say the Darndest Things
Song Titles: Little Ol' Man (Uptight-Everything's Alright)
Album Titles: Bill Cosby is a Very Funny Fellow...Right!, I Started Out as a Child, Why Is There Air?, Wonderfulness, Revenge, To Russell My Brother Whom I Slept With, 200 M.P.H., Sports, When I Was a Kid, Bill Cosby: Himself, "Those of You With or Without Children, You'll Understand"
TV Shows: I Spy (as Alexander Scott), Bill Cosby Show (as Chet Kincaid), Cos, The Electric Company, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, Captain Kangaroo, The Cosby Show (as Dr. Heathcliffe "Cliff" Huxtable), You Bet Your Life (host), The Cosby Mysteries (as Guy Hanks), Cosby (as Hilton Lucas), Kids Say the Darndest Things (host)
Movie Titles: Uptown Saturday Night, LEt's Do It Again, "Mother, Jugs and Speed", California Suite, The Devil and Max Devlin, Leonard Part 6, Ghost Dad, The Meteor Man, Fat Albert (2004)
🏆🏁Joseph Riddick "Rick" Hendrick -- is 68 in the year 2017 and 69 in the year 2018; b.7/12/1949
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: an owner of the American NASCAR team, Hendrick Motorsports, and founder of the Hendrick Automotive Group and Hendrick Marrow Program.
🏆🏁Rick Hendrick -- is 68 in the year 2017 and 69 in the year 2018; b.7/12/1949 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Sports Owner, Racing Figure
Misc: in the NASCAR Hall of Fame; founder of Hendrick Motorsports
🎵🎸Christine McVie -- is 74 in the year 2017 and 75 in the year 2018; b.7/12/1943
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Pianist, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Names/Places: MaN:Perfect; John's wife
Sports Teams: Fleetwood Mac, soloist
Group Names: some say b. in 1944
Song Titles: Don't Stop, Little Lies, Hold Me, Everywhere, As Long as You Follow, Over My Head, Say You Love Me, You Make Loving Fun (previous titles as part of Fleetwood Mac in which she was featured as a lead singer), Got a Hold on Me, Love Will Show Us How
Album Titles: Christine Perfect, Christine McVie, In the Meantime
🏆⛸Kristi Yamaguchi -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.7/12/1971
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic Gold winner 1992
✍🎭Milton Berle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/12/1908 d.3/27/2002 (93)
Hall of Famer, Author, Radio Actor, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RLN:Berlinger; NN:Uncle Milty & Mr. Television; 2x Joyce Mathews' hubby
TV Shows: Batman (as Louie the Lilac) Texaco Star Theater (hosted for 8 years as TV ownership skyrocketed)
⚛George Washington Carver -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/12/1861 d.1/5/1943 (81)
Hall of Famer, Scientist, Botanist, Chemist, Inventor, Educator
Misc: studied the peanut; d. in Tuskegee, Alabama
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🎵Paul Foster -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/12/1920 d.8/20/1995 (75)
Hall of Famer, Gospel Performer
Group Names: The Soul Stirrers
🏆🏀Max "Marty" Friedman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/12/1889 d.1/1/1986 (96)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Misc: player 1910-1927 (played in almost every league in the East)
🏆🎾Harold Hackett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/12/1878 d.11/20/1937 (59)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
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🏆🥊Laurence Roy Heffernan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/12/1925 d.9/24/1992 (67)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Roy
🏆🏁🏇Max Hirsch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/12/1880 d.4/3/1969 (88)
Hall of Famer, Horse Trainer
🏆Jerome Holtzman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/12/1926 N.S. d.7/19/2008 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Sports Writer
Misc: baseball writer; was the official historian for Major League Baseball
🏆🏁Bejamin Stewart "Benny" Parsons -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/12/1941 d.1/16/2007 (65)
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Auto Racer
Misc: an American NASCAR driver, and later an announcer/analyst/pit reporter on SETN, TBS, ABC, ESPN, NBC and TNT. He became famous as the 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup) champion.
🏆🏁Benjamin Stewart "Benny" Parsons -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/12/1941 N.S. d.1/16/2007 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Sports Analyst, Sports Reporter, Auto Racer
Misc: in the NASCAR Hall of Fame
🏆🏌Paul Runyan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/12/1908 d.3/17/2002 (93)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
🏆⚽John Souza -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/12/1920 d.3/11/2012 (91)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player
✍⚛Henry David Thoreau -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/12/1817 d.5/6/1862 (44)
Hall of Famer, Author, Poet, Philosopher, Naturalist, Pacifist
Names/Places: b. in Concord, Mass.
Misc: always had Ralph Waldo Emerson around to bail him out of trouble; he was known as the "Hermit of Walden" because he lived in the woods around Walden pond for several years.
💰🏆⚾Alexander Cartwright -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/17/1820 d.7/12/1892 (72)
Hall of Famer, Executive, MLB Manager
Misc: organized the first professional baseball game and designed the baseball diamond
📰John Chancellor -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/14/1927 d.7/12/1996 (68)
Hall of Famer, Newscaster, Journalist, Commentator
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
TV Shows: NBC Evening News; Today Show (1961-62)
🏆🎳Frank Esposito -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.7/12/2006 (86)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
🏆🎳Hank Marino -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/27/1889 d.7/12/1976 (86)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
🏆🥊Yvon Robert -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/8/1914 N.S. d.7/12/1971 N.S. (56)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: ring name: The Lion
🎭Sherwood Schwartz -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/14/1916 d.7/12/2011 (94)
Hall of Famer, TV Producer
TV Shows: Gilligan's Island, Brady Bunch
🎵Chris Wood -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/24/1944 d.7/12/1983 (39)
Hall of Famer, Singer, Flautist, Pianist, Saxophonist, English
Group Names: Traffic
🏆🏒Ken Yackel -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/5/1930 N.S. d.7/12/1991 N.S. (61)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete
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