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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name August 6

Last Updated 10-06-2019

🏆🏀David Maurice Robinson -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.8/6/1965 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NBA Center, Olympic Athlete
Misc: college Player of Year at Navy in 1987; overall first pick by San Antonio in 1987 NBA Draft; served in military from 1987-89; led NBA in scoring in 1994; played on bronze medal-winning Olympic team in 1988 and Dream Team gold medal winner in '92; 1996 Dream Team; 2x NBA Champion (1999, 2003); 1x NBA MVP (1995); 10x NBA All-Star (1990-96, 1998, 2000-01); 4x All-NBA First Team Selection (1991-92, 1995-96); 2x All-NBA Second Team Selection (1994, 1998); 4x All-NBA Third Team Selection (1990, 1993, 2000-01); 1x NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1992); 4x NBA All-Defensive First Team Selection (1991-92, 1995-96); 4x NBA All-Defensive Second Team Selection (1990, 1993-94, 1998); NBA Rookie of the Year (1990); NBA All-Rookie First Team (1990); FIBA World Championship gold medalist (1986); 2x Olympic Gold Medalist (1992, 1996); USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1986); Member of the "Dream Team" inducted as a unit in 2010; 1x World Champion (1986); 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Spurs #50 retired
Sports Teams: Navy (1983-1987), San Antonio Spurs (1989-2003)

🏆🎾Pauline Betz Addie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1919 d.5/31/2011 (91)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: Wimbledon champ 1946

🎭Lucille Ball -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1911 d.4/26/1989 (77)
Hall of Famer, Radio Actress, TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne, TV Producer
Names/Places: b. in Celoron, NY; NN:Queen of Comedy; RN:Desiree; 2x Desi Arnaz's (1940-60), then Gary Morton's (61-) wife
Misc: died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles; first person D.T. ever recognized
TV Shows: My Favorite Husband, I Love Lucy (as Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo), The Lucy Show (as Lucy Carmichael), Here's Lucy (as Lucy Carter), Life with Lucy (as Lucy Barker)
Movie Titles: Mame

🏆🏌Harry Cooper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1904 d.10/17/2000 (96)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Names/Places: NN:Lighthorse

🏆🏌Doug Ford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1922 N.S. d.5/14/2018 N.S. (95)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: Masters [1957], PGA [1955]

🎭🎵Isaac Hayes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1943 N.S. d.8/10/2008 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Organist, Pianist, Saxophonist, Soul Singer
Names/Places: b. in Covington, TN
Misc: he once celebrated his birthday on Aug 20 instead of Aug 6 according to Gold Today.
TV Shows: South Park (as Chef)
Movie Titles: Shaft

🏆🏀Henry "Hank" Iba -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1904 d.1/15/1993 (88)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: 767 wins, 2 NCAA titles; in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Oklahoma State University (1957-1970), Oklahoma A&M (1934-1957)

🏆🎾Helen Hull Jacobs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1908 d.6/2/1997 (88)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: 4-time winner of U.S. Championship (1932-35); Wimbledon winner in 1936; lost 4 Wimbledon finals to arch-rival Helen Wills Moody.

🏆🏈🏀Arthur Schabinger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1889 N.S. d.10/13/1972 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach, College Basketball Coach
Misc: Schabinger is credited (although disputed) with throwing the first forward pass in college football history.
Sports Teams: Ottawa (football coach 1915-1919, basketball coach 1916-1920), Emporia State (basketball coach 1920-1922), Creighton (basketball coach 1922-1935)

🎵Elliott Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1969 N.S. d.10/21/2003 N.S. (34)
Hall of Famer, Folk Singer/Guitarist
Song Titles: Needle in the Hay

🎭🎵William B. Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1923 N.S. d.8/3/1986 N.S. (62)
Hall of Famer, Announcer, Radio Disc Jock

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🏆⚾Jack Brickhouse -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/24/1916 d.8/6/1998 (82)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Announcer
Names/Places: RFMN:John Beasley
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 1983
Sports Teams: Chicaco Cubs, Chicago White Sox

🏆🏁🏃Betty Cuthbert -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/20/1938 d.8/6/2017 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, Australian
Misc: won gold medals in 100 and 200 meters and 4x100m relay at 1956 Olympics; also won 400m gold at 1964 Olympics, co-holder of the most Olympic gold medals (4) in track and field by a woman; in the Australian Hall of Fame.

🏆🏒Myles Stanley J. Lane -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/2/1903 N.S. d.8/6/1987 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, NHL Player, Hockey Coach
Misc: played 1928-1934
Sports Teams: New York Rangers, Boston Bruins

🏆⚾Tony Lazzeri -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1903 d.8/6/1946 (42)
Hall of Famer, MLB Player
Misc: some say b. on Dec 26
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (1926-1937), Chicago Cubs (1938), Brooklyn Dodgers (1939), New York Giants (1939)

🏆🥊Benny Lynch -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/2/1913 d.8/6/1946 (33)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Scotish

🎵Memphis Minnie -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/3/1897 d.8/6/1973 (76)
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN:Lizzie Douglas

🏆🏁🏊Joseph Thomas "Joe" Verdeur -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/7/1926 N.S. d.8/6/1991 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

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