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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for April 27

Last Updated 07-07-2023

🏆🏈Lee Roy Jordan -- is 82 in the year 2023 and 83 in the year 2024; b.4/27/1941
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker, College Football Player
Misc: Super Bowls V, VI, X; 3x NFC champ, 5x Pro Bowl; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Alabama, Dallas Cowboys (1963-1976)

🎵🎸Paul "Ace" Frehley -- is 72 in the year 2023 and 73 in the year 2024; b.4/27/1951 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Singer/Guitarist
Misc: some say b. Apr 22 (incorrect day) or 1950, but UP says 4-27-1951
Group Names: KISS, soloist

🏆🏀George "The Iceman" Gervin -- is 71 in the year 2023 and 72 in the year 2024; b.4/27/1952 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NBA Player
Misc: leading NBA scorer 1978-80,82; 9x NBA All-Star (1977-1985); NBA All-Star Game MVP (1980); 5x All-NBA First Team (1978-1982); 2x All-NBA Second Team (1977, 1983); 3x ABA All-Star (1974-1976); 2x All-ABA Second Team (1975-1976); ABA All-Rookie Team (1973); ABA All-Time Team; 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); in the College and Pro Basketball Halls of Fame; Spurs #44 retired
Sports Teams: Virginia Squires (ABA 1972-1974), San Antonio Spurs (ABA and NBA 1974-1985), Chicago Bulls (1985-1986), Banco Roma (Italy 1986-1987), Quad City Thunder (CBA 1989), TDK Manresa (Spain 1989-1990)

🎭Darren Barnet -- is 32 in the year 2023 and 33 in the year 2024; b.4/27/1991 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Actor

🎨⚛Samuel Finley Breese Morse -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/27/1791 N.S. d.4/2/1872 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Painter (m), Inventor (m)
Names/Places: b. in Charlestown, PA
Misc: Morse code, the electric telegraph

🎖⚖Ulysses Simpson Grant -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/27/1822 N.S. d.7/23/1885 N.S. (63)
Hall of Famer, General, President (m)
Names/Places: b. in Point Pleasant, OH; d. in Mount McGregor, N.Y.
Misc: Union forces in Civil War commander; 18th U.S. President (1869-77); on a $50 bill

🏆🥊Frank Gotch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/27/1878 d.12/16/1917 (39)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Misc: professional freestyle, or catch-as-catch-can, wrestler, considered one of the greatest in the history of the sport.

🏆⚾Rogers Hornsby -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/27/1896 d.1/5/1963 (66)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Second Baseman
Names/Places: NNLThe Rajah
Misc: NL League Award Winner 1925, 1929; 2,930 hits, 2X triple crown winner; batting leader 1920-25; the best right-handed batter in major league history, whose lifetime average was .358, second only to Ty Cobb's .367, and in 1924 he bettered Cobb's single season record of .420 with an incredible .424. Hornsby played 23 seasons.
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (player 1915-1926), New York Giants (player 1927), Boston Braves (player 1928), Chicago Cubs (player 1929-1932), St. Louis Cardinals (player 1933), St. Louis Browns (player 1933-1937), St. Louis Cardinals (manager 1925-1926), New York Giants (manager 1927), Boston Braves (manager 1928), Chicago Cubs (manager 1930-1932), St. Louis Browns (manager 1933-1937, 1952), Cincinnati Reds (manager 1952-1953)

🏆🏌Leo Diegel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/27/1899 d.5/5/1951 (52)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: prominent in the 1920s and 1930s

🏆🏁🏊Hilda Marjorie James -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/27/1904 N.S. d.7/27/1982 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, English

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💰🎵Syd Nathan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/27/1904 d.3/5/1968 (63)
Hall of Famer, Executive, Music Figure
Misc: King Records founder & manager

🏆⚾Enos "Country" Slaughter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/27/1916 N.S. d.8/12/2002 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, MLB Right Fielder
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (1938-1942, 1946-1953), New York Yankees (1954-1955), Kansas City Athletics (1955-1956), New York Yankees (1956-1959), Milwaukee Braves (1959)

🎵Ella Maxine Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/27/1931 N.S. d.1/21/2019 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Singer, Country-Pop Performer
Group Names: The Browns

🎭🎵Casey Kasem -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/27/1932 d.6/15/2014 (82)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer (m), Radio Disc Jock
Names/Places: b. in Detroit; RN:Kemal Amin Kasem; Jean's hubby
Misc: American Top 40 host, Casey's Top 40 host
TV Shows: Sesame Street (as Blue Man in "Q for Quarter" Cartoon), NBC (staff announcer 1970s-1980s), Battle of the Planets, Josie & Pussycats, Transformers, Super Friends (series as Robin), Emergency +4 (animated), Cattanooga Cats, Hot Wheels, Skyhawks, Wild Wheels, Captain Caveman and the Teenangels, Scooby Doo (series as Shaggy and other voices through 2013), America's Top 10 (host)
Movie Titles: Ghostbusters

🏆🏁Robert "Bob" Bondurant -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/27/1933 N.S. d.11/12/2021 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer

🏆🎳Earl Anthony -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/27/1938 d.8/14/2001 (63)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Names/Places: b. in Kent, Wash.; NN:The Earl of Bowling
Misc: the winningest in history; 6-time PBA Bowler of Year; 41 career titles; first to earn $100,000 in 1 season (1975); first to earn $1 million in career.

🏆🥊Bob Foster -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/27/1938 d.11/21/2015 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: some sources say b. 1939; light heavyweight champion [1968-74]: won 56 of 65 professional fights

✍⚖Ralph Waldo I Emerson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/25/1803 d.4/27/1882 (78)
Hall of Famer, Author (m), Essayist, Poet (m), Philosopher (m), Minister (m), American
Names/Places: b. in Boston
Book Titles: Self Reliance

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🏆🎾Karel Koželuh -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/7/1895 N.S. d.4/27/1950 N.S. (55)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Czech

📰⚖Edward R. Murrow -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/25/1908 N.S. d.4/27/1965 N.S. (57)
Hall of Famer, Newscaster, Journalist, Commentator, Government Official (m)
Names/Places: b. in Greensboro, NC; NN:Patron Saint of Network News; RN:Egbert Roscoe Murrow; NN:Mr. Integrity; d. in Pawling, New York
Misc: U.S.I.A. director; Great early-TV newsman
TV Shows: See It Now, Person to Person, Small World

🏆🎾John Doeg -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/7/1908 d.4/27/1978 (69)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Mexican
Misc: US Open 1930 champ

🏆🏒George Reginald "Red" Horner -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/28/1909 N.S. d.4/27/2005 N.S. (95)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs (possibly from 1928-1940)

🏆🥊Kay Noble -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/15/1940 N.S. d.4/27/2006 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Mary Charlene Noble
Misc: Her career spanned from the 1950s to the 1980s, during which time she was known for her toughness in the ring.

⛪🏆🥊Gene Fullmer -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/21/1931 d.4/27/2015 (83)
Hall of Famer, Mormon, Boxer

🏆🏈🥊Laverne Clarence "Verne" Gagne -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/26/1926 N.S. d.4/27/2015 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Football Player, Wrestler
Misc: Wrestling promoter and trainer

🎵🎷Young Jessie -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/28/1936 N.S. d.4/27/2020 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Jazz Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Coasters

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