🏆🏈Jimmy Johnson -- is 74 in the year 2017 and 75 in the year 2018; b.7/16/1943
Hall of Famer, Sports Analyst, Football Announcer, NFL Coach, College Football Coach, College Football Player, Football Cornerback
Misc: All-SWC defensive lineman on Arkansas' 1964 national championship team; coached the Miami Hurricanes of Florida to the national title in 1987; college record of 81-34-3 in 10 years; hired by old friend and new Dallas owner Jerry Jones to succeed Tom Landry in February 1989; went 1-15 in '89, then led Cowboys to consecutive Super Bowl victories in 1992 and '93 seasons; quit on Mar. 29, 1994 after feuding with Jones; became TV analyst; Super Bowl Champ XXVII, XXVIII; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Arkansas (player), Louisiana Tech (1965), Picayune Memorial HS (1966), Wichita State (1967), Iowa State (1968-1969), Oklahoma (1970-1972), Arkansas (1973-1976), Pittsburgh (1977-1978), Oklahoma State (1979-1983), Miami (1984-1988), Dallas Cowboys (1989-1993), Miami Dolphins (1996-1999)
🎵Denise LaSalle -- is 78 in the year 2017 and 79 in the year 2018; b.7/16/1939
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Blues Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer
🏆🏈Barry Sanders -- is 49 in the year 2017 and 50 in the year 2018; b.7/16/1968
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback, College Football Player
Misc: won the 1988 Heisman Trophy as junior at Oklahoma St.; all-time NCAA single season leader in rushing (2,628 yards), scoring (234 points) and TDs (39); 2-time NFC rushing leader with Detroit (1989-90); NFC Rookie of Year (1988); NFL Player of Year (1991); he rushed over 1,000 yards in each in his first five seasons.
Sports Teams: Oklahoma State, Detroit Lions (1989-1998)
🏆🏈Jerry Sisemore -- is 66 in the year 2017 and 67 in the year 2018; b.7/16/1951
Hall of Famer, NFL Tackle, College Football Player
Misc: 2x Pro Bowl, Super Bowl XV; in the Eagles and College Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Texas, Philadelphia Eagles (1973-1984)
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🏆🎾Margaret Smith-Court -- is 75 in the year 2017 and 76 in the year 2018; b.7/16/1942
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Australian
Misc: won Grand Slam in both singles (1970) and mixed doubles (1963 with Ken Fletcher); 26 Grand Slam singles titles--11 Australian, 7 U.S., 5 French and 3 Wimbledon; retired.
🏆🏈Ron Yary -- is 71 in the year 2017 and 72 in the year 2018; b.7/16/1946
Hall of Famer, NFL Player
Misc: 7x Pro Bowl, 6x First Team All-Pro, 8x All-NFC; in the Rose Bowl, College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Southern California, Minnesota Vikings (1968-1981), Los Angeles Rams (1982)
🏆⚽Robert "Bobby" Evans -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/16/1927 d.9/1/2001 (74)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, Scotish
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🏆🥊Joey Giardello -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/16/1930 d.9/4/2008 (78)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: World Middleweight Champion [1963-65]
🎵Sollie McElroy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/16/1933 d.1/15/1995 (61)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Flamingos
🎵Bonnie Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/31/1937 d.7/16/2016 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Singer, Country-Pop Performer
Group Names: The Browns
🏆🏈Buck Buchanan -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/10/1940 d.7/16/1992 (51)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive, NFL Linebacker
Misc: AFL Champion 1966, 1969; 2x Pro Bowl; Super Bowl I, IV; Chiefs #86 retired
Sports Teams: Kansas City Chiefs (AFL 1963-1969, NFL 1970-1975)
🏆🎾Malcolm Chace -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/12/1875 d.7/16/1955 (80)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
🏆🏀Robert L. "Bob" Douglas -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/4/1882 d.7/16/1979 (96)
Hall of Famer, NBA Owner, NBA Coach
Names/Places: NN:The Father of Black Professional Basketball
Misc: the first black hall-of-famer known by the nickname "The Father of Black Professional Basketball."
Sports Teams: New York Renaissance (founder, owner and coach 1923-1949)
🏆🏀Harold E. "Bud" Foster -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/30/1906 d.7/16/1996 (90)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: All-America (1930); Big Ten Conference titles (1935, 1941, 1947); NCAA Championship (Wisconsin, 1941).
Sports Teams: University of Wisconsin-Madison (player 1926-1930, coach 1934-1959)
🏆🥊Terry Gordy -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/23/1961 N.S. d.7/16/2001 N.S. (40)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Terry Ray Gordy Sr.
Misc: a member of The Fabulous Freebirds
🏆🎳Tom Hennessey -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/11/1925 d.7/16/2001 (76)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: won four ABC Tournament titles in four years from 1962-65.
🎵🎸Jon Lord -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/9/1941 d.7/16/2012 (71)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Pianist, Rock & Roll Keyboardist, English
Group Names: Deep Purple, Whitesnake
🏆🏀Nate Thurmond -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/25/1941 d.7/16/2016 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, NBA Center
Names/Places: NN:Great Nate
Misc: career 14,437 points, 14,464 rebounds, 2,575 assists; 7x NBA All-Star, star center known for his defensive intensity; Warriors #42 retired, Cavaliers #42 retired; in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: San Francisco/Golden State Warriors (1963-1974), Chicago Bulls (1974-1976), Cleveland Cavaliers (1976-1977)
🎵Kitty Wells -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/30/1919 d.7/16/2012 (92)
Hall of Famer, Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Nashville, TN; NN:The Queen Of Country Music; RN:Muriel Deason
🎵Johnny Winter -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/23/1944 d.7/16/2014 (70)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter, Bandleader, Blues Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Leland, Miss.; RN:John Dawson Winter III; Edgar's brother
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