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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for January 31

Last Updated 02-18-2021

🎵Charlie Musselwhite -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.1/31/1944
Hall of Famer, Blues Harmonicaist

🏆⚾Nolan Ryan -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.1/31/1947
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: b. in Refugio, TX.; FN:Lynn
Misc: 8x All-Star, 11x Strikeout Leader; struck out record 383 batters '73; the first to strike out 5000 batters (5668 career -92); record 100.9 mph fast ball; RHP; author of record 7 no-hitters against Kansas City A's and Detroit (1973), Minnesota (1974), Baltimore (1975), LA Dodgers (1981), Oakland A's (1990) and Toronto (1991 at age 44); 2-time 20-game winner (1973-74); 2-time NL leader in ERA (1981,87); led AL in strikeouts 9 times and NL twice in 27 years; retired after 1993 season with 324 wins, 292 losses and all-time records for strikeouts (5,714) and walks (2,795); never won Cy Young Award; Angels #30 retired, Astros #34 retired, Rangers #34 retired; in the Rangers and Baseball Halls of Fame; somebody's dog ate him in a novelty song
Sports Teams: New York Mets (1966, 1968-1971), California Angels (1972-1979), Houston Astros (1980-1988), Texas Rangers (1989-1993)

🎭🎵🎸Phil Collins -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.1/31/1951
Hall of Famer, Movie/Stage Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Music Producer, Composer, Drummer, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Misc: many say b. Jan 30
Group Names: Genesis (1970-1991, 2006-2014), soloist (1980-)
Song Titles: Follow You Follow Me, Turn It On Again, Misunderstanding, Abacab, No Reply at All, Paperlate, Mama, That's All, Invisible Touch, Throwing It All Away, Land of Confusion, In Too Deep, Tonight Tonight Tonight, No Son of Mine, I Can't Dance, Hold On to My Heart, Jesus He Knows Me, Never a Time (previous titles as part of Genesis), In the Air Tonight, I Missed Again, You Can't Hurry Love, I Don't Care Anymore, Against All Odds, Easy Lover (with Philip Bailey), Sussudio, One More Night, Don't Lose My Number, Take Me Home, Separate Lives (with Marilyn Martin), A Groovy Kind of Love, Two Hearts, Another Day in Paradise, I Wish It Would Rain Down, Someting Happened on the Way to Heaven, Do You Remember?
Album Titles: Foxtrot, Selling England by the Pound, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, A Trick of the Tail, Wind and Wuthering, ...And Then There Were Three..., Duke, Abacab, Genesis, Invisible Touch, We Can't Dance (previous titles as part of Genesis), Face Value, Hello I Must Be Going!, No Jacket Required, ...But Seriously, Both Sides, Dance into the Light, Testify, Going Back
Video Titles: Genesis: In Concert, Three Sides Live, The Mama Tour (previous titles as part of Genesis), Live at Perkins Palace, Video EP, No Ticket Required, The Singles Collection, Seriously Live in Berlin, ...But Seriously The Videos, Face Value
TV Shows: Miami Vice (guested on the episode Phil the Shill), The Two Ronnies (guested on two episodes)
Movie Titles: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Balto, The Jungle Book 2, Frauds, Buster

🎵🎸Phil Manzanera -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.1/31/1951 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Alternative Rock Guitarist, English
Group Names: Roxy Music

🎵🎸John Lydon -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.1/31/1956 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Punk Rock Singer, English
Names/Places: MN:Joseph
Group Names: The Sex Pistols (co-founder & Johnny Rotten derived from Jolly Rotten), Public Image Ltd.

🏆🏁🏊Shirley Babashoff -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.1/31/1957 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: MN: Frances
Misc: holds the record for American woman winning the most Olympic medals [2 gold, 6 silver, 1972 & 1976]) Olympic medals

🏆Sylvie Bernier -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.1/31/1964 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, Canadian

🎵🎸Jason Cooper -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.1/31/1967 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Percussionist, Alternative Rock Drummer, English
Group Names: The Cure

🎵Roosevelt Sykes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/31/1906 d.7/17/1983 (77)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer, Pianist, Blues Performer

🏆🎾Simonne Mathieu -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/31/1908 d.1/7/1980 (71)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, French
Names/Places: FN:Rene; aka Simone Mathieu
Misc: doubles tennis star (Wimbeldon 1934)

🏆🏈Donald Hutson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/31/1913 d.6/26/1997 (84)
Hall of Famer, NFL Wide Receiver
Misc: 8x First Team All-Pro, 4x Pro Bowl, Football E-PK; led NFL in receptions 8 times and interceptions once; 9-time All-Pro (1936, 38-45) for Green Bay; 99 career TD catches (105 career), 5x leading scorer; in the College Football, Packers and Pro Football Halls of Fame; Packers #14 retired
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers (player 1935-1945, coach 1944-1948)

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🏆🏈Wayne Millner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/31/1913 d.11/19/1976 (63)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Defensive
Sports Teams: Boston/Washington Redskins (1936-1941, 1945), Philadelphia Eagles (coach 1951)

🏆🥊"Jersey Joe" Walcott -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/31/1914 d.2/25/1994 (80)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Names/Places: b. in Merchantville, N.J.; RN:Arnold Raymond Cream
Misc: heavyweight boxing champ (1951-52); crowned heavyweight champion of the world after knocking out Ezzard Charles in the seventh round of their July 18, 1951, bout and became, at the age of 37, the oldest fighter ever to win the title.

🏆🎾Frank Parker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/31/1916 d.7/24/1997 (81)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🎭🏆⚾Jackie Robinson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/31/1919 d.10/24/1972 (53)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, MLB Second Baseman
Names/Places: RFN:Jack Roosevelt
Misc: 6x All-Star, World Series champion (1955), 2x NL stolen base leader, NL MVP 1949; he broke baseball's color barrier with Brooklyn Dodgers '47; was the first black American elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Kansas City Monarchs (Negro Leagues), Brooklyn Dodgers (1947-1956)

🎵Chuck Willis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/31/1928 d.4/10/1958 (30)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Song Titles: C.C. Rider

🏆⚾Ernie Banks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/31/1931 d.1/23/2015 (83)
Hall of Famer, MLB First Baseman, MLB Shortstop
Names/Places: b. in Dallas, Texas; NN: Mr. Cub
Misc: NL MVP 1958 and 1959, Gold Glove, 512 Home Runs, 14x all star, 1600+ RBIs, 2528 games played, led NL in home runs and RBI twice each; Cubs #14 retired
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs (1953-1971)

🎵Marvin Junior -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/31/1936 d.5/29/2013 (77)
Hall of Famer, Singer
Group Names: The Dells

🏆🏁🏊Richard Walter Quick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/31/1943 N.S. d.6/10/2009 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: Swimming Coach

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🎵Terry Kath -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/31/1946 d.1/23/1978 (31)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Chicago (founder)

🏆🏁🏊Sybil Bauer -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/18/1903 N.S. d.1/31/1927 N.S. (23)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🎾George Adee -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/4/1874 d.1/31/1948 (74)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

Edwin Howard Armstrong -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/18/1890 d.1/31/1954 (63)
Hall of Famer, Engineer, Inventor
Names/Places: b. in New York
Misc: the inventor of wide-band FM (frequency modulation) radio braodcasting

🏆🏁🏊John (Swimmer) Marshall -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/29/1930 N.S. d.1/31/1957 N.S. (26)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

🎵Slim Harpo -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/11/1924 d.1/31/1970 (46)
Hall of Famer, Guitarist, Harmonicaist, Blues Singer
Names/Places: RN:James Moore

🏆⚾🏈🏀Arthur C. "Dutch" Lonborg -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/16/1898 N.S. d.1/31/1985 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, College Baseball Player, College Baseball Coach, College Football Coach, College Football Player, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: University of Kansas (football player 1917-1920, basketball player 1917-1920, baseball player 1918-1920), McPherson (football coach 1921-1922, basketball coach 1921-1923), Washburn (football coach 1923, basketball coach 1924-1927), Northwestern University (basketball coach 1927-1950), University of Kansas (administration 1950-1963)

🏆🎾Al Laney -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/11/1895 d.1/31/1988 (93)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🏈Mel Hein -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/22/1909 d.1/31/1992 (82)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Center
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1931-1945)

🏆🎳John Klares -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/13/1910 d.1/31/1997 (86)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
TV Shows: Milton Berle's Jackpot Bowling (a technical adviser and an umpire)

🏆🥊Giant Baba -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/23/1938 d.1/31/1999 (61)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Japanese
Names/Places: RN:Shohei Baba

🎭🏆🏁🏊Eleanor Holm -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1913 N.S. d.1/31/2004 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actress, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: won gold medal in 100m backstroke at 1932 Olympics; thrown off '36 U.S. team for drinking champagne in public and shooting craps on boat to Germany.

🎵🎸Dewey Martin -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/30/1942 d.1/31/2009 (66)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Drummer, Classic Rock Singer, Canadian
Group Names: Buffalo Springfield

🎵Harold Bradley -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/2/1926 N.S. d.1/31/2019 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, Country Guitarist
Misc: a member of Nashville's A-Team of studio musicians

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