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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for April 16

Last Updated 07-07-2023

🏆🎳Teata Semiz -- is 89 in the year 2023 and 90 in the year 2024; b.4/16/1934
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: won 10 PBA titles

🎭🎵Bobby Vinton -- is 88 in the year 2023 and 89 in the year 2024; b.4/16/1935
Hall of Famer, Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Saxophonist, Trumpeter, Bandleader, Pop Crooner
Names/Places: b. in Canonsburg, Pa; NN: The Polish Prince; RFN: Stanley Robert
Misc: some say b. 1941
Song Titles: Roses Are Red, Blue Velvet, Bobby Vinton Show

🎭🏆🏀Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- is 76 in the year 2023 and 77 in the year 2024; b.4/16/1947
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, NBA Center
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.
Misc: 3x NCAA Men's Basketball Champion (1967-1969) who led UCLA to 3 titles; 3x NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player (1967-1969); Naismith College Player of the Year (1969); 2x USBWA College Player of the Year (1967-1968); 2x Player of The Year; NBA Rookie of the Year (1970); NBA All-Rookie Team (1970); led Milwaukee (1) and LA Lakers (5) to 6 NBA titles (1971, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987-1988); 2x NBA Finals MVP (1971, 1985); NBA regular season MVP 6 times (1971-1972, 1974, 1976-1977, 1980); 19x NBA All-Star (1970-1977, 1979-1989); also of Boston Celtics; 38,387 career points!; 787 consecutive double-figure games, most lifetime games played (1,560), and most field goals (15,524); postseason: 237 games, 5762 points, 24.3 ppg; 10x All-NBA First Team (1971-1974, 1976-1977, 1980-1981, 1984, 1986); 5x All-NBA Second Team (1970, 1978-1979, 1983, 1985); 5x NBA All-Defensive First Team (1974-1975, 1979-1981); 6x NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1970-1971, 1976-1978, 1984); movie: Airplane's Roger Murdoch; retired after 20 seasons as all-time leader in over 20 categories; career 17,440 rebounds; 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Lakers #33 retired, Bucks #33 retired
Sports Teams: Milwaukee Bucks (1969-1975), Los Angeles Lakers (1975-1989)

🏆🎾Peaches Bartkowicz -- is 74 in the year 2023 and 75 in the year 2024; b.4/16/1949
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Names/Places: RN: Jane Bartkowicz
Misc: retired as a player in 1971; in the United States Tennis Association / Midwest Hall of Fame as well as the Michigan Sports and National Polish American Sports Halls of Fame

🏆🏈Steve Entman -- is 53 in the year 2023 and 54 in the year 2024; b.4/16/1970
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player, Football Coach
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Washington in Seattle, Indianapolis Colts (1992-1994), Miami Dolphins (1995-1996), Washington Redskine (1997), Spokane Shock (coach 2007-2010)

🏆🎾Natasha Zvereva -- is 52 in the year 2023 and 53 in the year 2024; b.4/16/1971
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Soviet

🏆🏈Jim Ballard -- is 51 in the year 2023 and 52 in the year 2024; b.4/16/1972
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback, College Football Player, CFL Figure, XFL Figure
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Mount Union College, London Monarchs (1995), Scottish Claymores (1995-1996), Scottish Claymores (1998), Toronto Argonauts (1999), Saskatchewan Roughriders (2000), Las Vegas Outlaws (2001), Buffalo Destroyers (2001), Indiana Firebirds (2002), Toronto Argonauts (2002), Indiana Firebirds (2003)

🏆🎾Conchita Martínez -- is 51 in the year 2023 and 52 in the year 2024; b.4/16/1972
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Spanish

Wilbur Wright -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1867 d.5/30/1912 (45)
Hall of Famer, Aviator (m), Inventor (m)
Names/Places: b. in Millville, IN; Orville's brother
Misc: co-inventor first power-driven airplane 12-7-1903 with brother Orville

🏆🥊George Chaney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1892 d.12/20/1958 (66)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

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🎭Milton J. Cross -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1897 d.1/3/1975 (77)
Hall of Famer, Announcer (m)
Misc: Metropolitan Opera radio commentator

🏆🎾Dr. Robert Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1899 d.6/28/1971 (72)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆⚾Paul G. Waner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1903 d.8/29/1965 (62)
Hall of Famer, MLB Right Fielder
Names/Places: NN:Big Poison
Misc: NL League Award Winner 1927; outfielder with 3152 hits
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates (1926-1940), Brooklyn Dodgers (1941), Boston Braves (1941-1942), Brooklyn Dodgers (1943-1944), New York Yankees (1944-1945)

🎵Bobby Robinson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1917 d.1/7/2011 (93)
Hall of Famer, Music Figure
Misc: Black music Robyn Records founder

🎵🎸Rudy Pompilli -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1924 d.2/5/1976 (51)
Hall of Famer, Tenor-sax, Rock & Roll Musician
Misc: some say b. 1926
Group Names: The Comets (a backing band for Bill Haley)

🏆🏈Dick "Night Train" Lane -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1928 d.1/29/2002 (73)
Hall of Famer, NFL Cornerback
Misc: intercepted 1,207 yards with 5 TDs; 7x Pro Bowl, 6x First-team All-Pro, 4x Second-team All-Pro
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams (1952-1953), Chicago Cardinals (1954-1959), Detroit Lions (1960-1965)

✍🎭🏆🥊William James "Jim" Myers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1937 N.S. d.2/16/2017 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Author (m), Actor, Wrestler
Names/Places: aka George "The Animal" Steele

🎵Dame Dusty Springfield -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1939 d.3/2/1999 (59)
Hall of Famer, Guitarist, Adult-Pop Singer, English
Names/Places: b. in London; RN:Mary Isobel Catherine O'Brien
Group Names: The Springfields, soloist

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🏆⚽Steve Bloomer -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/20/1874 d.4/16/1938 (64)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Center Forward, Soccer Manager, English

🏆🏈🏀Everett Shelton -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/12/1898 N.S. d.4/16/1974 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, College Football Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Philips University (football player), University of Wyoming (basketball coach 1939-1959), Sacramento State (basketball coach 1959-1968)

🏆⚾Effa Louise Manley -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/27/1897 d.4/16/1981 (84)
Hall of Famer, Sports Executive, Baseball Figure
Misc: the first woman inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. She co-owned the Newark Eagles baseball franchise in the Negro leagues with her husband Abe Manley from 1935 to 1946 and was sole owner through 1948 after his death.

🏆⚾John "Jocko" Conlan -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1899 N.S. d.4/16/1989 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, MLB Umpire

🏆🏒Robert "Bob" Dill -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/25/1920 N.S. d.4/16/1991 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player
Sports Teams: Springfield Indians (AHL), St. Paul Saints (USHL), New York Rangers (NHL)

🎵🎸Alexander "Skip" Spence -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/18/1946 N.S. d.4/16/1999 N.S. (52)
Hall of Famer, Drummer, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, Canadian
Group Names: Moby Grape, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service

🏆🏁🏊Maria Lenk -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/15/1915 N.S. d.4/16/2007 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Brazilian

🏆🏈Pat Summerall -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/10/1930 d.4/16/2013 (82)
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, NFL Player
Misc: announced football, golf, and tennis; CBS Radio; True Value Hardware; some say b. 1931; in the National Sportscasters Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Detroit Lions (1952), Chicago Cardinals (1953-1957), New York Giants (1958-1961)
TV Shows: CBS Sports

🏆🥊Howard Finkel -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/7/1950 N.S. d.4/16/2020 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Wrestling Figure
Misc: Wrestling Announcer

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