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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age May 20

Last Updated 12-05-2019

🏆🏈🏀Harold "Bud" Grant -- is 92 in the year 2019 and 93 in the year 2020; b.5/20/1927 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Wide Receiver, CFL Figure, NBA Coach
Misc: only coach to win 100 games in both CFL and NFL and only member of both CFL and U.S. Pro Football Halls of Fame; led Winnipeg to 4 Grey Cup titles (1958-59,61-62) in 6 appearances, but his Minnesota Vikings lost all 4 Super Bowl attempts in 1970s; all-time rank of third in CFL wins (122) and eighth in NFL wins (168); also All-Big 10 at Minnesota in both football and basketball in late 1940s; a 3-time CFL All-Star offensive end; also member of 1950 NBA champion Minneapolis Lakers.
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Eagles (player 1951-1952), Winnipeg Blue Bombers (player 1953-1956, coach 1957-1966), Minnesota Vikings (coach 1967-1983, 1985)

🏆🏈Leroy Kelly -- is 77 in the year 2019 and 78 in the year 2020; b.5/20/1942
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback, WFL Figure, American
Sports Teams: Cleveland Browns (1964-1973), Chicago Fire (1974)

🏆🎾Frew McMillan -- is 77 in the year 2019 and 78 in the year 2020; b.5/20/1942
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, South African

🏆🏒Craig Patrick -- is 73 in the year 2019 and 74 in the year 2020; b.5/20/1946
Hall of Famer, NHL General Manager, NHL Coach, NHL Player
Misc: played 1971-1979; third generation Patrick to have name inscribed on Stanley Cup; GM of 2-time Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins (1991-92); also captain of 1969 NCAA champion at Denver, assistant coach/GM of 1980 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic team; scored 72 goals in 8 NHL seasons and won 69 games in 3 years as coach; grandson of Lester.
Sports Teams: California Golden Seals, St. Louis Blues, Kansas City Scouts, Minnesota Fighting Saints, Washington Capitals

🏆🥊Nat Langham -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/20/1820 d.9/1/1871 (51)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🎵Milt Gabler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/20/1911 d.7/20/2001 (90)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer
Misc: jazz aficionado

🏆🏁🏊Hideko Maehata -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/20/1914 N.S. d.2/24/1995 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese

🏆⚾Harold "Hal" Newhouser -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/20/1921 N.S. d.11/10/1998 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: 7x All-Star; AL MVP 1944, 1945; Left-handed pitcher with Detroit and Cleveland; he was the first pitcher to win back-to-back MVP awards; Tigers #16 retired
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers (1939-1953), Cleveland Indians (1954-1955)

🏆🏁Robert Charles "Bob" Sweikert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/20/1926 N.S. d.6/17/1956 N.S. (30)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer

🏆🏒Stan Mikita -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/20/1940 N.S. d.8/7/2018 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, American, Canadian, Czech
Misc: led NHL in scoring 4 times; won both MVP and Lady Byng awards in 1967 and '68 with the Chicago Black Hawks.
Sports Teams: Chicago Black Hawks (possibly 1958-1980)

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🏆Joseph F. "Joe" Carr -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/22/1880 N.S. d.5/20/1939 N.S. (58)
Hall of Famer, Sports Executive
Misc: football administrator, instrumental in forming the American Professional Football Association (AAFA) in 1920, inducted in the Hall of Fame, born in Columbus, Ohio.

🏆⚽Sheldon Govier -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/11/1876 d.5/20/1951 (75)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scotish

🏆🏁🏊Halmay Zoltán -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/18/1881 N.S. d.5/20/1956 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Hungarian

🎵Rudy Lewis -- Death 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

🏆⚾Martín Dihigo -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/25/1905 d.5/20/1971 (65)
Hall of Famer, MLB Outfielder, Cuban
Misc: Negro League, Cuban League, and Mexican League player; in the Cuban Baseball and Mexican Baseball Halls of Fame

🏆🏒Sydney Howe -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/18/1911 d.5/20/1976 (64)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played from 1929-1946
Sports Teams: Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Quakers, Toronto Maple Leafs, St. Louis Eagles, Detroit Red Wings

🏆🎳Lowell Jackson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/23/1909 d.5/20/1979 (70)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆🏀Clair Francis Bee -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/2/1896 d.5/20/1983 (87)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: best winning percentage in collegiate history; originated the 1-3-1 defense, helped develop 3-second rule and 24-second clock; coached from 1925? until 1954.
Sports Teams: LIU Brooklyn (football coach, 1940), Rider (basketball coach, 1928-1931), LIU Brooklyn (basketball coach, 1931-1943, 1945-1951, baseball coach 1934-1939), Baltimore Bullets (NBA coach, 1952-1954)

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🏆🥊"Macho Man" Randy Savage -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/15/1952 N.S. d.5/20/2011 N.S. (58)
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Randy Mario Poffo
Misc: WWF/SMW/ICW

🎵Robin Gibb -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/22/1949 d.5/20/2012 (62)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Pop Singer, English
Names/Places: b. in Isle of Man; Andy & Barry's brother, Maurice's twin
Group Names: The Bee Gees
Song Titles: I Started a Joke, Lonely Days, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, Jive Talkin', Nights on Broadway, Fanny, You Should Be Dancing, Love So Right, How Deep is Your Love, Stayin' Alive, Night Fever, Too Much Heaven, Tragedy, Love You Inside Out, One
Album Titles: Bee Gees' 1st, Main Course, Children of the World, Saturday Night Fever, Spirits Having Flown, Best of the Bee Gees, Bee Gees Greatest

🎵🎸Ray Manzarek -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/12/1939 d.5/20/2013 (74)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Bassist, Organist, Pianist, Rock & Roll Singer, Rock & Roll Keyboardist
Names/Places: MN:Raymond Daniel
Misc: some say b. 1935 or 1943
Group Names: The Doors

🏆🏈Billy Cannon -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/2/1937 N.S. d.5/20/2018 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman winner in 1959, Louisiana State University's most famous football hero; Superbowl II, 3x AFL champ
Sports Teams: Louisiana State University (LSU), Houston Oilers (1960-1963), Oakland Raiders (1964-1969), Kansas City Chiefs (1970)

🏆🏌Carol Mann -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1941 N.S. d.5/20/2018 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: LPGA Hall of Fame 1977, 1965 US Open

🏆🏁Niki Lauda -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1949 N.S. d.5/20/2019 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, Austrian, Spanish
Misc: 3-time world Formula One champion (1975,77,84), 25 career wins from 1971-85.

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