🏆🏀Nikos Galis -- is 61 in the year 2018 and 62 in the year 2019; b.7/23/1957 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Basketball Player
Names/Places: aka Nikolaos Georgalis
Misc: an inaugural member of the FIBA Hall of Fame
🏆🏁Jim Hall -- is 83 in the year 2018 and 84 in the year 2019; b.7/23/1935
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: Formula One, Indianapolis 500
🎵Don Imus -- is 78 in the year 2018 and 79 in the year 2019; b.7/23/1940
Hall of Famer, Radio Disc Jock
Misc: Howard Stern's enemy on radio (Fred's brother-may be off 1-2 years)
🏆🏀Gary Dwayne Payton -- is 50 in the year 2018 and 51 in the year 2019; b.7/23/1968
Hall of Famer, NBA Guard, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: NN: The Glove
Misc: 1x NBA champion (Miami Heat, 2006); 9x NBA All-Star; 2x All-NBA First Team; 1x NBA Defensive Player of the Year; 9x NBA All-Defensive First Team; 1x NBA steals leader; 2x Olympic gold medalist (1996, 2000); 1 FIBA Americas Championship (1999).
Sports Teams: Seattle Supersonics (1990-2003), Milwaukee Bucks (2003), Los Angeles Lakers (2003-2004), Boston Celtics (2004-2005), Miami Heat (2005-2007)
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🎵🎸Slash -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.7/23/1965
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Guitarst, English
Names/Places: RN:Saul Hudson
Group Names: Guns 'n Roses
🎭Charlotte Saunders Cushman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/23/1816 d.2/18/1876 (59)
Hall of Famer, Stage Actress
🏆🎾Sven Davidson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/23/1928 d.5/28/2008 (79)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Swedish
🏆⚾Don "Big D" Drysdale -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/23/1936 d.7/3/1993 (56)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Announcer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: 3x World Series champ, with 209-169 record, in 5 World Series, 9 NL All-Star Teams; most consecutive shutout innings (58) in '68; Cy Young Award winner in 1962; Dogers #53 retired
Sports Teams: Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers (1956-1969)
TV Shows: Monday Night Baseball
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💰🏆🏒"Red" Dutton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/23/1897 d.3/15/1987 (89)
Hall of Famer, Executive, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1921-1936; the second NHL president 1943-46
Sports Teams: Calgary Tigers (WCHL), Montreal Maroons (NHL), New York Americans (NHL)
🏆🏁Richard Ernest "Richie" Evans -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/23/1941 d.10/24/1985 (44)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: won nine NASCAR National Modified Championships
🎭Robert W. Morgan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/23/1937 d.5/22/1998 (60)
Hall of Famer, Radio Broadcaster
🏆🏒William Donald "Bill" Nyrop -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/23/1952 N.S. d.12/31/1995 N.S. (43)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, American
Misc: played 1974-1983
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Minnesota North Stars
🏆⚾"Pee Wee" Reese -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/23/1918 d.8/14/1999 (81)
Hall of Famer, MLB Shortstop
Names/Places: RFN:Harold Henry
Misc: some say b. 1919
Sports Teams: Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers (1940-1942, 1946-1958)
🎵🎸John Rutsey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/23/1952 d.5/11/2008 (55)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Drummer, Canadian
Group Names: Rush
🎵🎸Keith Godchaux -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/19/1948 d.7/23/1980 (32)
Hall of Famer, Pianist, Rock & Roll Keyboardist
Group Names: The Grateful Dead
🎖⚖Ulysses Simpson Grant -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/27/1822 d.7/23/1885 (63)
Hall of Famer, General, President
Names/Places: b. in Point Pleasant, OH; d. in Mount McGregor, N.Y.
Misc: Union forces in Civil War commander; 18th U.S. President (1869-77); on a $50 bill
🏆🥊Emile Griffith -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1938 d.7/23/2013 (75)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: world welterweight champion (1961,62-63,63-65); world middleweight champ (1966-67,67-68); pro record 85-24-2 with 23 KOs.
🎵Adolph Jacobs -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1939 d.7/23/2014 (75)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: The Coasters
🏆🎳Paul Krumske -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/25/1912 d.7/23/1979 (66)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: voted Chicago's bowler of the half-century in 1951.
🏆🏀John Kundla -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/3/1916 d.7/23/2017 N.S. (101)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: University of Minnesota (player 1936-1939, coach 1959-1968), University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis (coach 1946-1947), Minneapolis Lakers (coach 1948-1959)
🏆🏒Frank Rankin -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/1/1891 d.7/23/1932 (41)
Hall of Famer, NHL Coach, NHL Player, Canadian
Misc: NHL Rover; played 1904-1915
Sports Teams: Toronto Eatons, Toronto St. Michael's Majors
⚛💰🏆🏁Edward V. "Eddie" Rickenbacker -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/8/1890 d.7/23/1973 (82)
Hall of Famer, Aviator, Executive, Auto Racer
Misc: "Ace of Aces"; WW1 & WW2 pilot; Eastern Airlines president; Indianapolis 500; Also owned the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
🏆🏈Emlen Tunnell -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/29/1925 d.7/23/1975 (50)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Defensive
Misc: 9x Pro Bowl, 8x All Pro; intercepted 1,282 yards with 4 TDs
Sports Teams: New York Giants (player 1948-1958, coach 1963-1973), Green Bay Packers (1959-1961)
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