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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for April 28

Last Updated 07-07-2023

🎭Jay Leno -- is 73 in the year 2023 and 74 in the year 2024; b.4/28/1950
Hall of Famer, Actor, Comedian, TV Talk Show Host, Commercial Actor, TV Producer (m)
Names/Places: b. in New Rochelle, NY; RN:James Douglas Muir Leno
Misc: was a frequent Tonight Show guest host when Johnny Carson hosted; Doritos spokesman
TV Shows: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno host 1992-2009, 2010-2014

🎵🎸Eddie Jobson -- is 68 in the year 2023 and 69 in the year 2024; b.4/28/1955 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Multi-instrumentalist, Violinist, Rock & Roll Keyboardist, English
Names/Places: RFN: Edwin
Group Names: Jethro Tull, Frank Zappa, UK, Roxy Music

🏆⚾Barry Louis Larkin -- is 59 in the year 2023 and 60 in the year 2024; b.4/28/1964
Hall of Famer, MLB Shortstop, Olympic Athlete
Misc: ML MVP 1995, 12x All-Star, 3x Gold Glove, 9x Silver Slugger; Reds #11 retired and Reds Hall of Famer
Sports Teams: Cincinnatti Reds (1986-2004)

🏆🏒Nicklas Lidstrom -- is 53 in the year 2023 and 54 in the year 2024; b.4/28/1970
Hall of Famer, NHL Player, Swedish
Misc: played 1987-2012
Sports Teams: Vasteras IK (SEL/HA), Detroit Red Wings (NHL)

James Monroe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/28/1758 N.S. d.7/4/1831 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, President (m)
Names/Places: b. in Westmoreland County, VA; d. in New York City
Misc: The 5th U.S. President 1817-25

🏆🏈Frank Cavanagh -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/28/1876 d.8/29/1933 (57)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: one of football's coaching greats in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Dartmouth College (player 1896-1897), Cincinnati (coach 1898), Denver Athletic Club (coach 1898-1902), Holy Cross (1903-1905), Worcester Academy (1909-1910), Dartmouth College (coach 1911-1916), Boston College (coach 1919-1926), Fordham (coach 1927-1932)

🎖🏆⚽Walter Tull -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/28/1888 N.S. d.3/25/1918 N.S. (29)
Hall of Famer, Army Officer, Soccer Player, English

🏆⚽Werner Mieth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/28/1912 d.8/28/1997 (85)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, German

🏆⚽John Anderson White -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/28/1937 d.7/21/1964 (27)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🏆🎳Dave Davis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/28/1942 N.S. d.12/29/2022 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: the first left-hander to win a major match championship when he won the PBA National crown in 1965.

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🎵Francine Barker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/28/1947 N.S. d.8/13/2005 N.S. (58)
Hall of Famer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: NN:Peaches; RLN:Hurd
Group Names: Peaches and Herb

⚛⛪Josiah Willard Gibbs -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/11/1839 d.4/28/1903 (64)
Hall of Famer, Scientist (m), Chemist (m), Engineer (m), Mathematician (m), Physicist (m), Theologian

🎵Charley Patton -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/1/1891 N.S. d.4/28/1934 N.S. (42)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Singer/Guitarist, Blues Performer

🎵Tom Donahue -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/21/1928 d.4/28/1975 (46)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Radio Disc Jock
Misc: encouraged and produced many a San Francisco group like the Grateful Dead and helped the Jefferson Airplane obtain a record contract.

🏆🥊Mickey "Toy Bulldog" Walker -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/13/1901 N.S. d.4/28/1981 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: welterweight champ (1922-26); boxer who never weighed more than 170 pounds but held both the welterweight and middleweight crowns; The "Toy Bulldog" won 91 of 140 fights in his career, 51 by knockout.

🏆🏈Cliff Battles -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/1/1910 d.4/28/1981 (70)
Hall of Famer, NFL Halfback
Misc: in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Boston Braves/Boston Redskins/Washington Redskins (player 1932-1937), Columbia University (coach 1938-1943), Brooklyn Dodgers (coach 1946-1947)

🎵🎸Steve Currie -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/21/1947 N.S. d.4/28/1981 N.S. (33)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: T. Rex

🎵Billy Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/20/1924 or 8/20/1928 d.4/28/1987
Hall of Famer, Guitarist
Group Names: The Moonglows

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🏆⚽Alf Ramsey -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/22/1920 N.S. d.4/28/1999 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: footballer and manager of the English national football team from 1963-1974

🏆🥊Aloysius Martin "Lou" Thesz -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/24/1916 N.S. d.4/28/2002 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler

🏆🥊Buddy Rose -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/27/1952 N.S. d.4/28/2009 N.S. (56)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN: Paul R. Perschmann; Ring Name: "Playboy" Buddy Rose

🏆🏀Dr. John Travilla "Jack" Ramsay -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/21/1925 N.S. d.4/28/2014 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, College Basketball Coach
Misc: career 864 wins; coach who won 239 college games with St. Joseph's-PA in 11 seasons and 906 NBA games (including playoffs) with 4 teams over 21 years; placed 3rd in 1961 Final Four; led Portland to NBA title in 1977.
Sports Teams: Saint Joseph's Hawks (coach 1955-1966), Philadelphia 76ers (coach 1968-1972), Buffalo Braves (coach 1972-1976), Portland Trail Blazers (coach 1976-1986), Indiana Pacers (coach 1986-1988)

🏆🏒Edgar Louis "Beaver" Laprade -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/10/1919 N.S. d.4/28/2014 N.S. (94)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1945-1955
Sports Teams: New York Rangers (NHL), Port Arthur Bearcats (TBSHL)

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