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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for January 6

Last Updated 02-18-2021

🏆🏁🏊Masaru Furukawa -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.1/6/1936 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese

🏆🎾Darlene Hard -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.1/6/1936
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆⚽Terry Venables -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.1/6/1943
Hall of Famer, Soccer Midfielder, Soccer Manager, English
Names/Places: NN:El Tel

🏆🏌🏁🏇Shug McGaughey -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.1/6/1951
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Horse Trainer
Names/Places: RN:Claude R. McGaughey III
Misc: he was a golfer long before he became a horse trainer; he's in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

🏆🏌Nancy Lopez-Knight -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.1/6/1957
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Names/Places: b. in Torrance, Calif.
Misc: women's lowest score for 72 Hole (268) in U.S. golf tournament; 4-time LPGA Player of the Year (1978-79,85,88); Rookie of Year (1977); 3-time winner of LPGA Championship; reached Hall of Fame by age 30 with 35 victories

🎭🏆🏈Howie Long -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.1/6/1960
Hall of Famer, Actor, NFL Defensive, NFL Tackle
Misc: NBC Commentator; 8x Pro Bowl
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Raiders (1981-1993)
Movie Titles: Firestorm

🏆🥊Jacqueline Moore -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.1/6/1964 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: MN: DeLois

🏆🏈Charles Lewis Haley -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.1/6/1964
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker
Misc: 5x Super Bowl champ, 5x Pro Bowl, 100 Sacks Club
Sports Teams: San Francisco 49ers (1986-1991), Dallas Cowboys (1992-1996), San Francisco 49ers (1998-1999)

🏆🏁🏊Margaret Woolbridge -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/6/1902 N.S. d.2/23/1995 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Margaret Presley

🏆🥊Kid Chocolate -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/6/1910 d.8/8/1988 (78)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Cuban

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✍🎭🎵Danny Thomas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/6/1912 d.2/6/1991 (79)
Hall of Famer, Author, Radio Actor, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, TV Producer, Singer
Names/Places: RN:Muzyad Yakhoob; then Amos Jacobs, Marlo's father
Misc: some say b. 1914 but wrong; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital founder 1962 in Memphis, Tennessee; d. in Los Angeles
TV Shows: All Star Revue, The Danny Thomas Show's (aka Make Room for Daddy as Danny Williams), Make Room for Granddaddy (as Danny Williams), I'm a Big Girl Now, One Big Family (as Jake Hatton)

🏆⚾"Early" Wynn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/6/1920 d.4/4/1999 (79)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: 9x All-Star; won 20 games 5 times; Cy Young Award winner in 1959; 300 career wins in 23 years.
Sports Teams: Washington Senators (1939, 1941-1944, 1946-1948), Cleveland Indians (1949-1957), Chicago White Sox (1958-1962), Cleveland Indians (1963); Chicago White Sox

⚛🏆🏌Cary Middlecoff -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/6/1921 d.9/1/1998 (77)
Hall of Famer, Dentist, Golfer
Misc: longest putt (86 ft.) in 1955 Masters

🎵Earl Eugene Scruggs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/6/1924 d.3/28/2012 (88)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Banjoist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Cleveland County, N.C.
Misc: Bluegrass style
Group Names: Flatt & Scruggs, soloist
Song Titles: The Ballad of Jed Clampett with Flatt

🏆🥊Kid Gavilan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/6/1926 d.2/13/2003 (77)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Cuban

🎖🎭🏆🏈🥊Professor Tanaka -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/6/1930 N.S. d.8/22/2000 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Soldier, Actor, College Football Player, Boxer, Wrestler, Martial Arts
Names/Places: RN: Charles J. Kalani Jr; Ring Names: Professor Toru Tanaka or Professor Tanaka

💰🏆🏒Dickie Moore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/6/1931 d.12/19/2015 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Philanthropist, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: not to be confused with actor Dickie Moore (of Our Gang); played 1951-1968
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, St. Louis Blues, Buffalo Bisons (AHL)

⛪💰🏆🏒Ed Snider -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/6/1933 N.S. d.4/11/2016 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Jewish, Businessperson, Hockey Figure
Names/Places: RN:Edward M. "Ed" Snider
Sports Teams: Chairman of Comcast Spectacor, a company that owns the Philadelphia Flyers

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

🎭🏆🏁🏊Murray Rose -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/6/1939 N.S. d.4/15/2012 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Sports Commentator, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian
Misc: won 3 gold medals at 1956 Olympics; added a gold, silver and bronze in 1960.

🎵🎸Syd Barrett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/6/1946 d.7/7/2006 (60)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: RN:Roger Keith
Group Names: Pink Floyd

🎵🎸Malcolm Young -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/6/1953 d.11/18/2017 N.S. (64)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Guitarst, Australian, Scottish
Names/Places: Angus' brother
Group Names: AC/DC

🏆🥊George (Boxer) Dixon -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/29/1870 d.1/6/1908 (37)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Canadian

Theodore Roosevelt -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/27/1858 d.1/6/1919 (60)
Hall of Famer, President/Vice President
Names/Places: b. in New York City; d. in Oyster Bay, NY
Misc: 26th U.S. President 1901-09; 25th U.S. Vice President; the first president to ride in an airplane, drive in a car and ride in a submarine; inspired the teddy bear

🎨🏆🏌Alister MacKenzie -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/30/1870 d.1/6/1934 (63)
Hall of Famer, Architect, Golfer, English
Misc: noted golf course architect

🏆⚽Herbert Chapman -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1878 d.1/6/1934 (55)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: one of the most successful and influential managers in the early 20th century.

🏆⚾Walter "Rabbit" Maranville -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/11/1891 d.1/6/1954 (62)
Hall of Famer, MLB Shortstop
Sports Teams: Boston Braves (1912-1920), Pittsburgh Pirates (1921-1924), Chicago Cubs (1925), Brooklyn Robins (1926), St. Louis Cardinals (1927-1928), Boston Braves (1929-1933; 1935)

🎵Georgeanna Tillman -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/5/1944 N.S. d.1/6/1980 N.S. (35)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: MN:Marie; LN:Gordon
Group Names: The Marvelettes

🏆⚾🏀Fred (Basketball) Taylor -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/3/1924 N.S. d.1/6/2002 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, MLB Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the Basketball Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Washington Senators (MLB player 1950-1952), Ohio State University (coach 1959-1976)

🎵Ken Nelson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1911 d.1/6/2008 (96)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer
Misc: in the Country Music Hall of Fame

🎵Sylvester Potts -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/22/1938 N.S. d.1/6/2017 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Soul Singer
Group Names: The Contours

✍⚛📰⚖💰Benjamin Franklin -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.1/17/1706 N.S. or 1/6/1705 J-LD or 1/6/1706 Ju-1 d.4/17/1790 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Author, Philosopher, Scientist, Inventor, Publisher, Printer, Statesman, Diplomat, Philanthropist, American
Names/Places: b. in Boston; d. in Philadelphia
Misc: Postmaster General; Declaration of Independence signer; invented bifocals, streetlights, lightning rods, stoves, & harmonicas; Elder Statesman of the American Revolution; 1st Ambassador of France; on a $100 bill; in the International Swimming Hall of Fame
Book Titles: Poor Richard's Almanac

✍⚛📰⚖💰Benjamin Franklin -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.1/17/1706 N.S. or 1/6/1705 J-LD or 1/6/1706 Ju-1 d.4/17/1790 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Author, Philosopher, Scientist, Inventor, Publisher, Printer, Statesman, Diplomat, Philanthropist, American
Names/Places: b. in Boston; d. in Philadelphia
Misc: Postmaster General; Declaration of Independence signer; invented bifocals, streetlights, lightning rods, stoves, & harmonicas; Elder Statesman of the American Revolution; 1st Ambassador of France; on a $100 bill; in the International Swimming Hall of Fame
Book Titles: Poor Richard's Almanac

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