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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name July 17

Last Updated 09-13-2017

🏆⚽Carlos Alberto -- is 73 in the year 2017 and 74 in the year 2018; b.7/17/1944
Hall of Famer, Soccer Defender, Brazilian
Names/Places: RN: Carlos Alberto Torres
Misc: one of the best defenders of all time; captained Brazil to victory in the 1970 World Cup

🎵🎸Terry "Geezer" Butler -- is 68 in the year 2017 and 69 in the year 2018; b.7/17/1949
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Bassist, English
Group Names: Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, GZR, Heaven and Hell

✍⛪🎭🎵Diahann Carroll -- is 82 in the year 2017 and 83 in the year 2018; b.7/17/1935
Hall of Famer, Author, Baptist, TV/Movie/Stage Actress, TV Hostess, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Bronx; RN:Carol Diahann Johnson; Vic Damone's wife
TV Shows: Julia (as Julia Baker), Dynasty (as Dominique Deveraux), A Different World (as Whitley's mom)

🏆🏀Cornelius L. "Connie" Hawkins -- is 75 in the year 2017 and 76 in the year 2018; b.7/17/1942
Hall of Famer, Basketball Figure
Names/Places: NN:The Hawk
Misc: Phoenix Suns, ABA MVP 1968; playground legend, high-gliding star big man from Brooklyn. Career marred by alleged point-shaving scandal. Nonetheless starred for Harlem Globetrotters, ABL-ABA Pittsburgh Pipers, which he led to the first ABA title in 1968; Suns #42
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Rens (ABL 1961-1963), Harlem Globetrotters (1963-1967), Pittsburgh/Minnesota Pipers (ABA 1967-1969), Phoenix Suns (1969-1973), Los Angeles Lakers (1973-1975), Atlanta Hawks (1975-1976)

🏆🏀Bob Leonard -- is 85 in the year 2017 and 86 in the year 2018; b.7/17/1932
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Sports Teams: Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers (player 1956-1961), Chicago Packers/Zephyrs (players 1961-1963), Chicago Zephyrs / Baltimore Bullets (coach 1962-1964), Indiana Pacers (coach 1968-1980)

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🏆Verne Lundquist -- is 77 in the year 2017 and 78 in the year 2018; b.7/17/1940 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster

🏆🏒Bryan Trottier -- is 61 in the year 2017 and 62 in the year 2018; b.7/17/1956
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1975-1994; led New York Islanders to 4 straight Stanley Cups (1980-83); Rookie of Year (1976); scoring champion (134 points) and regular season MVP in 1979; playoff MVP (1980); added fifth and sixth Cups with Pittsburgh in 1991 and '92.
Sports Teams: New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins

🎵🎸Ronald Frank "Ron" Asheton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/17/1948 d.1/1/2009 (60)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: The Stooges

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🏆⚾Lou Bourdeau -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/17/1917 d.8/10/2001 (84)
Hall of Famer, MLB Shortstop
Misc: AL MVP 1948
Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians (1938-1950), Boston Red Sox (1951-1952), Cleveland Indians (manager, 1942-1950), Boston Red Sox (manager, 1952-1954), Kansas City Athletics (manager, 1955-1957), Chicago Cubs (1960)

🏆🥊Édouard Carpentier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/17/1926 O.S. d.10/30/2010 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian, French
Names/Places: Edouard Ignacz Weiczorkiewicz

🏆🏒Wilfred Thomas "Shorty" Green -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/17/1896 d.4/19/1960 (63)
Hall of Famer, NHL Forward, Canadian
Misc: played 1923-1927
Sports Teams: Hamilton Tigers, New York Americans

🎵Damon Harris -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/17/1950 d.2/18/2013 (62)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Temptations

🏆🏒Jack Laviolette -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/17/1879 d.1/9/1960 (80)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played from 1903-1918
Sports Teams: Montreal Le National, Michigan Soo Indians, Montreal Shamrocks, Montreal Canadiens

✍🎭Art Linkletter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/17/1912 d.5/26/2010 (97)
Hall of Famer, Author, Radio Actor, TV Talk Show Host, Variety Show Host, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
TV Shows: Kids Say the Darndest Things, Life with Linkletter, People Are Funny, Art Linkletter's House Party

🏆🎾Jean Borota -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/13/1898 d.7/17/1994 (95)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, French
Misc: who played in thirty-five Wimbeldons between 1922 and 1964. In 1927, as one of the Four Musketeers (the others being Ren Lacoste, Henri Cochet, and Jacques Brugnon), he helped France win the Davis Cup for the first time.

🎵🎸Bryan "Chas" Chandler -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/18/1938 d.7/17/1996 (57)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Bassist, English
Names/Places: NN:Chrissie Boy
Group Names: The Jimi Hendrix Experience (manager), The Animals (co-founder)

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🎭🏆⚾Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/18/1886 d.7/17/1961 (74)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, MLB Center Fielder
Names/Places: NN:The Georgia Peach
Misc: AL Chalmers Award Winner 1911; played in 3000 games, batted a record .367, stole 892 bases, and 4,191 hits. He was with the Detroit Tigers for 22 years starting in 1905. He set more records than any other player and his career average of .367 is still the best. He won the A.L batting title 12 times and scored a record 2,244 runs, 1,960 RBIs.
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers (player 1905-1926, manager 1921-1926), Philadelphia Athletics (player 1927-1928)

⛪📰Walter Cronkite -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/4/1916 d.7/17/2009 (92)
Hall of Famer, Episcopalian, Newscaster, Journalist
Names/Places: b. in St. Joseph, MO; NN:The Most Trusted Man in America; MN:Leonard Jr.
Misc: ...and that's the way it is.
TV Shows: CBS Evening News Anchorman (1962-81), You Are There, It's News to Me, Pick the Winner, The 20th Century, Universe

🏆⚾"Dizzy" Dean -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/16/1911 d.7/17/1974 (63)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Announcer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: b. in Lukas, AR; RFN:Jerome Jan Hannah
Misc: 4x All-Star, 4x MLB strikeout leader, 2x MLB wins leader, NL MVP 1934; St. Louis Cardinal "Gashouse Gang" colorful pitcher; Dean won 163 games and lost 101. His lifetime ERA was 3.03. He once struck out 17 batters in a single game, then a record, but since bettered (Roger Clemens fanned 20); mentioned in "Who's On First?"; Cardinals #17 retired and in Cardinals Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (1930, 1932-1937), Chicago Cubs (1938-1941), St. Louis Browns (1947)

🏆Mel Durslag -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/29/1921 N.S. d.7/17/2016 N.S. (95)
Hall of Famer, Sports Writer
Misc: Los Angeles Herald Express, TV Guide, Los Angeles Times

🏆🏁Juan Manuel Fangio -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/24/1911 d.7/17/1995 (84)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, Argentine
Misc: 5-time Formula One world champion (1951,54-57); 24 career wins, retired in 1958.

🏆⚽Billy Gonsalves -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/10/1908 d.7/17/1977 (68)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

🏆🥊Frank Donald Goodish -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/18/1946 N.S. d.7/17/1988 N.S. (42)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Brusier Brody and King Kong Brody

🎵🎷Billie "Lady Day" Holiday -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/7/1915 d.7/17/1959 (44)
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer, Jazz Singer
Names/Places: b. in Baltimore; RN:Eleanora Fagan; Clarence's illegitimate daughter
Misc: considered to be the greatest of all time

🏆🏀Ubiratan Pereira Maciel -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/18/1944 d.7/17/2002 (58)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Figure, Brazilian
Misc: Known as O Rei (The King) in his homeland of Brazil; represented Brazil in four Olympics, winning a bronze medal in 1964; gold medalist at 1963 FIBA World Championship and 1971 Pan American Games; 6-time gold medalist at South American Championships; FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991.
Sports Teams: Clube Esperia (Brazil), Corinthians (Brazil), Venezia (Italy), Trianon Clube (Brazil), Sirio (Brazil), Palmeiras (Brazil), Sao Jose dos Campos (Brazil)

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🎵Roosevelt Sykes -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/31/1906 d.7/17/1983 (77)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer, Pianist, Blues Performer

🎨James Whistler -- Death 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

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