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

Last Updated 10-06-2019

🏆🎾Jim Courier -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1970
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, American
Names/Places: RN: James Spencer "Jim" Courier, Jr.
Misc: Nick Bollettieri Academy classmate of Andre Agassi.

🏆⚽Thierry Henry -- is 42 in the year 2019 and 43 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1977
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, French
Misc: forward and striker

🏆🏀Christian Laettner -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1969
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward, Olympic Athlete
Misc: of The Dream Team in the 1992 Summer Olympics
Sports Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves (1992-1996), Atlanta Hawks (1996-1999), Detroit Pistons (1999-2000), Dallas Mavericks (2000-2001), Washington Wizards (2001-2004), Miami Heat (2004-2005), Jacksonville Giants (ABA) (2011-2012), Fort Wayne Mad Ants (assistant coach, D-League, 2012)

🏆🏁Nelson Piquet -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1952
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, Brazilian
Names/Places: RN: Nelson Piquet Souto Maior
Misc: 3-time Formula One world champion (1981,83,87); left circuit in 1991 with 23 career wins.

🏆🎾Guillermo Vilas -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1952
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Argentine
Misc: Australian Open [1978-79], French open [1977], U.S. Open 1977]

🏆🏁Rex White -- is 90 in the year 2019 and 91 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1929
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, Irish

🎵Luther Allison -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1939 d.8/12/1997 (57)
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer, Blues Guitarist
Misc: formed the Rolling Stones in 1954 (not the Mick Jagger group) with his brother Gran and was renamed the Four Jivers later on; soloist

⚛🏆Zdravko Ježić -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1931 N.S. d.6/19/2005 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Chemist, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Croatian

🏆⚽Bobby Murdoch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1944 d.5/15/2001 (56)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Midfielder, Scotish

🏆🏁🏊Katalin Szőke -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1935 N.S. d.10/27/2017 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Hungarian

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🎵E. W. "Bud" Wendell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1927 N.S. d.1/8/2016 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Music Executive, Country Figure
Misc: in the Country Music Hall of Fame

🏆🏒William M. Jennings -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1920 N.S. d.8/17/1981 N.S. (60)
Hall of Famer, NHL Executive

🏆🏁Tiny "Dewayne" Lund -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/14/1929 N.S. d.8/17/1975 N.S. (45)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Names/Places: RN: DeWayne Louis Lund
Misc: NASCAR

🏆🏁Fred Offenhauser Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/11/1888 d.8/17/1973 (84)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: an American automotive engineer and mechanic who designed the Offenhauser racing engine, nicknamed the "Offy", which dominated competition in the Indianapolis 500 race for decades.

🎖José de San Martin -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/25/1778 d.8/17/1850 (72)
Hall of Famer, Revolutionary, Argentine
Names/Places: born in Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata, now known as Argentina

🏆🥊Jack Sharkey -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/6/1902 d.8/17/1994 (91)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Lithuanian
Names/Places: RN:Joseph Paul Zukauskas
Misc: ex-Welterweight champ

🎭Vivian Vance -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/26/1912 d.8/17/1979 (67)
Hall of Famer, TV/Stage Actress
Names/Places: b. in Cherryville, KS
Misc: some say b. 1907, 11, or 13
TV Shows: I Love Lucy (as Ethel Mertz), The Lucy Show (as Vivian Bagley)

🎵Paul Williams -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/2/1939 N.S. d.8/17/1973 N.S. (34)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Temptations

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