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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age May 6

Last Updated 12-05-2019

🏆⚾Willie Mays -- is 88 in the year 2019 and 89 in the year 2020; b.5/6/1931
Hall of Famer, MLB Center Fielder
Names/Places: b. in Westfield, AL; NN:Say Hey Kid
Misc: 12x Gold Glove (1957-1968); All Star MVP 1963 and 1968; NL MVP 1954, 1965; No. 24 led NL in HRs and stolen bases 4 times each; played in 24 All-Star Games; 660 HRs, 338 SBs and 3,283 hits in career; Rookie of the Year in '51, 1,903 RBIs; the 10th player to hit 3,000 hits!
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1951-1957, NL MVP 1954), San Francisco Giants (1958-1972, NL MVP 1965), New York Mets (1972-1973)

🎵🎸Bob Seger -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.5/6/1945
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Ann Arbor, Mi; RFN:Robert Clark
Misc: some say b. May 3
Group Names: The Bob Seger System, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, soloist
Song Titles: Ramblin' Gamblin' Man (as part of The Bob Seger System), Night Moves, Mainstreet, Rock and Roll Never Forgets, Still the Same, Hollywood Nights, We Got Tonight, Old Time Rock and Roll, Fire Lake, Against the Wind, You'll Accomp'ny Me, The Hrizontal Bop, Trying to Live My Life Without You, Feel Like a Number, Shame on the Moon, Even Now, Like a Rock, Shakedown (previous titles as lead of The Silver Bullet Band)
Album Titles: Ramblin' Gambin' Man (as part of The Bob Seger System), Night Moves, Stranger in Town, Against the Wind, The Distance, Like a Rock, The Fire Inside, Live Bullet, Nine Tonight (previous titles as lead of The Silver Bullet Band), Face the Promise, Ride Out

🏆⚽Graeme Souness -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.5/6/1953
Hall of Famer, Soccer Midfielder, Soccer Manager, Scotish

🏆🏁🏍Chris (Motorcyclist) Carr -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.5/6/1967 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Motorcyclist

🏆🏒Martin Brodeur -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.5/6/1972
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Misc: became the winningest goalie in NHL history in 2009
Sports Teams: New Jersey Devils (1994-Calder Trophy, 1996, 1997-Played in All-Star Game)

🏆🏁🏊Brooke Marie Bennett -- is 39 in the year 2019 and 40 in the year 2020; b.5/6/1980 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏒Thomas "Tommy" Dunderdale -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/6/1887 N.S. d.12/15/1960 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Australian
Misc: played 1906-1924
Sports Teams: Winnipeg Strathconas (MPHL), Winnipeg Maple Leafs (MPHL), Winnipeg Shamrocks (MPHL), Montreal Shamrocks (CHA, NHA), Quebec Bulldogs (NHA), Victoria Cougars (PCHA), Portland Rosebuds (PCHA), Saskatoon Crescents (WCHL), Edmonton Eskimos (WCHL)

🏆⚽Peter Renzulli -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/6/1895 d.3/14/1980 (84)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

🏆🏀Edward S. "Ned" Irish -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/6/1905 N.S. d.1/21/1982 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, NBA Owner, NBA Executive
Misc: a basketball promoter and one of the key figures in popularizing professional basketball
Sports Teams: New York Knickerbockers (founder and president 1946-1974)

🏆🏈"Weeb" Ewbank -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/6/1907 d.11/17/1998 (91)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Misc: led Baltimore to 2 NFL titles (1958-59); coached NY Jets to AFL'S 1st SuperBowl win in 1969; he was the only coach to win both the American and National Football League championships.
Sports Teams: Van Wert High School (coach 1928-1929), McGuffey High School (coach 1930-1943), Naval Station Great Lakes, Asst. (coach 1943-1945), Brown University, Asst. (coach 1946), Washington University (coach 1947-1948), Cleveland Browns, Asst. (coacch 1949-1953), NFL Baltimore Colts (coach 1954-1962), AFL New York Jets (coach 1963-1969), NFL New York Jets (coach 1970-1973), Columbia University, Asst. (1975)

✍🎭Orson Welles -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/6/1915 d.10/10/1985 (70)
Hall of Famer, Author, TV/Movie/Stage/Radio Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Kenosha, WI; FN:George; d. in Los Angeles
Misc: radio:War of the Worlds
TV Shows: The Name of the Game (narrator), Night Gallery (narrator), Shogun (narrator), Magnum P.I. (voice of Robin Masters)
Movie Titles: Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons

🏆🏒"Black Jack" Stewart -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/6/1917 N.S. d.5/25/1983 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1937-1953
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Hornets (AHL), Chatham Maroons (OHASr)

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🏆🏒Harry Watson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/6/1923 d.11/19/2002 (79)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1941-1957
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Americans, Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Black Hawks

✍🏆Dave Anderson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/6/1929 N.S. d.10/4/2018 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Author, Sports Writer

✍⚛Henry David Thoreau -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/12/1817 d.5/6/1862 (44)
Hall of Famer, Author, Poet, Philosopher, Naturalist, Pacifist
Names/Places: b. in Concord, Mass.
Misc: always had Ralph Waldo Emerson around to bail him out of trouble; he was known as the "Hermit of Walden" because he lived in the woods around Walden pond for several years.

🏆🏁🏊Ethelda Bleibtrey -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/27/1902 N.S. d.5/6/1978 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Ethelda Schlatke

🏆Ulise Joseph "Pete" Desjardins -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/10/1907 N.S. d.5/6/1985 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American

🎵Paul Wilson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/6/1935 d.5/6/1988 (53)
Hall of Famer, Soul Singer
Group Names: The Flamingos

🏆🏈Earl H. "Red" Blaik -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/15/1897 N.S. d.5/6/1989 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: a United States Army officer
Sports Teams: Miami University (in Oxford, Ohio, player 1915-1917), Army (player 1918-1919), Miami University (coach 1924-1925), University of Wisconsin-Madison (coach 1926), Army (coach 1927-1933), Dartmouth College (coach 1934-1940), Army (coach 1941-1958)

🎵Otis Blackwell -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/16/1932 d.5/6/2002 (70)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer, Pianist
Misc: one of the most influential rock 'n roll composers, wrote for Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and others

🏆⚾Robin Evan Roberts -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/30/1926 d.5/6/2010 (83)
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, MLB Pitcher
Misc: won 28 in 1952, 286 in 19 seasons, 1950 World Series
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1948-1961), Baltimore Orioles (1962-1965), Houston Astros (1965-1966), Chicago Cubs (1966)

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