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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name August 23

Last Updated 07-25-2019

🏆🎾Nancy Richey Gunter -- is 77 in the year 2019 and 78 in the year 2020; b.8/23/1942
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Names/Places: RN:Nancy Richey
Misc: U.S. Open Doubles 1965, 66

🏆🏈"Sonny" Jurgensen -- is 85 in the year 2019 and 86 in the year 2020; b.8/23/1934
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, NFL Quarterback
Misc: 32,224 career yds; 5x all pro; played 18 seasons with Philadelphia and Washington; led NFL in passing twice (1967,69); All-Pro in 1961; 255 career TD passes; shares record for longest pass completion [99 yds. -1968].
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Eagles (1957-1963), Washington Redskins (1964-1974)

🏆⛸Cynthia Kauffman -- is 71 in the year 2019 and 72 in the year 2020; b.8/23/1948
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete

🏆Valeria Lukyanova -- is 34 in the year 2019 and 35 in the year 2020; b.8/23/1985 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Model, Ukrainian
Misc: looks like a Barbie doll

🏆⛸Peter Oppegard -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.8/23/1959
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete
Misc: skating coach

🏆🏁🏊Donald Malcolm "Don" Talbot -- is 86 in the year 2019 and 87 in the year 2020; b.8/23/1933 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian
Misc: Swimming Coach

🏆🏈Rayfield Wright -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.8/23/1945
Hall of Famer, NFL Tackle, College Football Player
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl, 4x First Team All-Pro
Sports Teams: Fort Valley State College, Dallas Cowboys (1967-1980)

🏆⚾George Stacey Davis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1870 d.10/17/1940 (70)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Shortstop
Sports Teams: Cleveland Spiders (1890-1892), New York Giants (1893-1901), Chicago White Sox (1902), New York Giants (1903), Chicago White Sox (1904-1909), New York Giants (as manager, 1895, 1900-1901)

🏆⚾George Kell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1922 d.3/24/2009 (86)
Hall of Famer, MLB Third Baseman
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (1943-1946), Detroit Tigers (1946-1952), Boston Red Sox (1952-1954), Chicago White Sox (1954-1956), Baltimore Orioles (1956-1957)

🏆🏈Cortez Kennedy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1968 d.5/23/2017 N.S. (48)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive, NFL Tackle
Misc: 8x Pro Bowl, 5x All-Pro
Sports Teams: Seattle Seahawks (1990-2000)

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🎵Rudy Lewis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1936 N.S. d.5/20/1964 N.S. (27)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Drifters

🎭🎵🎸Keith Moon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1947 d.9/7/1978 (31)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Misc: some say b. 1946
Group Names: The Who

🏆🏌Peter Thomson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1929 N.S. d.6/20/2018 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Australian
Misc: British Open [1954, 55, 56, 58, 65]

Frank Stanley Cotton -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/30/1890 N.S. d.8/23/1955 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Lecturer, Australian
Misc: in the International Swimming Hall of Fame; responsible for inventing the ergometer, a device to thest the athletic potential of sports people, which might have been used to discover two swimmers, Jon Hendricks and Judy-Joy Davies.

🎭Charles Alvin Lisanby -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/22/1924 d.8/23/2013 (89)
Hall of Famer, Entertainment Figure
Misc: Emmy-winning production designer who helped define scenic design in early color television.

🏆🥊William "Bendigo" Thompson -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/18/1811 N.S. d.8/23/1880 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🏆⚾Hoyt Wilhelm -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/26/1922 d.8/23/2002 (80)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: the first relief pitcher inducted into Hall of Fame (1985); knuckleballer and all-time leader in games pitched (1,070), games finished (651) and games won in relief (124); had career ERA of 2.52 and 227 saves; threw no-hitter vs NY Yankees (1958); also hit one and only HR of career in first major league at bat (1952).
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1952-1956), St. Louis Cardinals (1957), Cleveland Indians (1957-1958), Baltimore Orioles (1958-1962), Chicago White Sox (1963-1968), California Angels (1969), Atlanta Braves (1969-1970), Chicago Cubs (1970), Atlanta Braves (1971), Los Angeles Dodgers (1971-1972)

🏆🎾Beals Wright -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/19/1879 d.8/23/1961 (81)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🏈Steve van Buren -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/28/1920 d.8/23/2012 (91)
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback
Misc: led Philadelphia to 2 NFL titles (1948-49); league's top rusher 4 times.
Sports Teams: The Philadelphia Eagles (1944-1951)

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