🎵Paul Anka -- is 76 in the year 2017 and 77 in the year 2018; b.7/30/1941
Hall of Famer, Composer, Songwriter, Adult-Pop Singer, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Ottawa
Song Titles: The Tonight Show Theme (composer), Put Your Head on My Shoulder, Diana, Puppy Love
🎵Buddy Guy -- is 81 in the year 2017 and 82 in the year 2018; b.7/30/1936
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer/Guitarist
🏆🏒Reed Larson -- is 61 in the year 2017 and 62 in the year 2018; b.7/30/1956
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, American
Misc: played 1976-1990
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders, Minnesota North Stars, Buffalo Sabres, Maine Mariners (AHL)
🎵Christine McGuire -- is 91 in the year 2017 and 92 in the year 2018; b.7/30/1926
Hall of Famer, Singer
Group Names: The McGuire Sisters
TV Shows: Arthur Godfrey's Friends
🏆🏀Christopher Paul Mullin -- is 54 in the year 2017 and 55 in the year 2018; b.7/30/1963
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward, Basketball Coach, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 5x NBA All-Star (1989-1993); 1x All-NBA First Team (1992); 2x All-NBA Second Team (1989, 1991); 1x All-NBA Third Team (1990); 2x Olympic Gold Medalist (1984, 1992); Member of the "Dream Team" inducted as a unit in 2010; 1x USBWA College Player of the Year (1985); 1x John R. Wooden Award (1985)
Sports Teams: Golden State Warriors (1985-1997, 2000-2001), Indiana Pacers (1997-2000)
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🏆⚾Allan H. "Bud" Selig -- is 83 in the year 2017 and 84 in the year 2018; b.7/30/1934
Hall of Famer, Sports Owner, MLB Executive, MLB Player
Misc: car dealer who bought AL Seattle Pilots for $10.8 million in 1970 and moved team to midwest; chairman of owners' executive council and de facto commissioner since he and colleagues forced Fay Vincent to resign on Sept. 7, 1992; cancelled World Series for first time since 1904 after owners voted 26-2 on Sept. 14, 1994 to call off remainder of regular season in wake of 34-day players' strike over proposed salary cap.; president and CEO of Milwaukee Brewers
🏆🏒Harold Ballard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/30/1903 d.4/11/1990 (86)
Hall of Famer, NHL Owner, NHL Player
Misc: in the Canadian Football and Hockey Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL, principal owner 1961-1990), Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL, owner 1978-1989)
🏆🏁Neil Bonnett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/30/1946 d.2/11/1994 (47)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
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⚛💰🏆🏁Henry Ford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/30/1863 d.4/7/1947 (83)
Hall of Famer, Inventor, Businessperson, Manufacturer, Auto Racer, American
Names/Places: b. in Dearborn, MI
Misc: developed the first popular cheap car: The Model T; founded Ford Motor Co.; father of modern industrial production; not an auto racer but in the Motorsports Hall of Fame for founding a motor company.
🏆⚾🏈🏀Victor A. "Vic" Hanson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/30/1903 d.4/10/1982 (78)
Hall of Famer, College Baseball Player, College Football Coach, College Football Player, College Basketball Player
Misc: was a well-known multi-sport college athlete in the 1920s. Helms Foundation Championship (Syracuse, 1926); Helms Foundation Player of the Year (1927); Grantland Rice's All-Time, All-America Team (1952); played with ABL's Cleveland Rosenblums (1927-30).
Sports Teams: Syracuse University (football player 1924-1926, basketball player 1924-1927, football coach 1928-1936)
🏆⚽Billy Meredith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/30/1874 d.4/19/1958 (83)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Welsh (Wales)
Names/Places: RFMN:William Henry
Misc: outside forward; one of the early superstars of soccer
🎭🏆⚾Casey Stengel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/30/1890 d.9/29/1975 (85)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, MLB Manager, MLB Player
Names/Places: NN:The Old Perfessor; b. in Kansas City, Missouri; RFN:Charles Dillon
Misc: managed Yankees to 10 pennants, 7 championships 1949-60; some say b. 1891
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers/Superbas/Robins (1912-1917), Pittsburgh Pirates (1918-1919), Philadelphia Phillies (1920-1921), New York Giants (1921-1923), Boston Braves (1924-1925), Brooklyn Dodgers (manager 1934-1936), Boston Braves (manager 1938-1943), New York Yankees (manager 1949-1960), New York Mets (manager 1962-1965)
🏆🥊Jem Belcher -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1781 d.7/30/1811 (30)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English
⚛⛪⚖William Penn -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/14/1644 J-LD or 10/24/1644 N.S. d.7/30/1718 (73)
Hall of Famer, Pioneer, Quaker, Colonist, English
Misc: Pennsylvania founder
⚛💰🎵Sam Phillips -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/5/1923 d.7/30/2003 (80)
Hall of Famer, Engineer, Businessperson, Music Producer, Radio Disc Jock
Misc: Founder of Sun Records, discovered Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Charlie Rich, and Roy Orbison
🏆🏀Robert P. "Fuzzy" Vandivier -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/26/1903 d.7/30/1983 (79)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player
Misc: was a well-known high school and collegiate basketball player during the 1920s.
🏆🏈Bill Walsh -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/30/1931 d.7/30/2007 (75)
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, NFL Coach
Misc: coached San Francisco to 3 Super Bowl titles (1982,85,89); retired after 1988 season with 102 wins in 10 seasons; returned to college coaching in 1992 at Stanford where he was from 1977-78.
Sports Teams: Oakland Raiders (1966), San Jose Apaches (CFL 1967), Cincinnatti Bengals (1968-1975), San Diego Chargers (1976), Stanford University (1977-1978, 1992-1994), San Francisco 49ers (coach 1979-1988 and 1994-2004, VP and GM 1999-2001)
🏆⚾Mickey Welch -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/4/1859 d.7/30/1941 (82)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Smiling Mickey
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