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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for April 30

Last Updated 07-07-2023

⛪🎭🎵Willie Nelson -- is 90 in the year 2023 and 91 in the year 2024; b.4/30/1933
Hall of Famer, Baptist, TV/Movie Actor, Songwriter, Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Abbott, TX; NN:King Of The Outlaw Country Movement; MN:Hugh
Misc: some relatives insist his birth day was April 29.
Group Names: The Highwaymen, soloist
Song Titles: Always on My Mind
Movie Titles: The Electric Horseman, Honeysuckle Rose, Wag the Dog, Dukes of Hazzard (2005), Forrest Gump, Shrek, Zombieland

🏆⚽Jim (Soccer) Craig -- is 80 in the year 2023 and 81 in the year 2024; b.4/30/1943 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🏆🎳Rod Toft -- is 78 in the year 2023 and 79 in the year 2024; b.4/30/1945
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆🏁🏊Donald Schollander -- is 77 in the year 2023 and 78 in the year 2024; b.4/30/1946 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: won 4 gold medals at 1964 Olympics, plus one gold and one silver in 1968; won Sullivan Award in 1964; set 8 world records in the 400-meter freestyle and 9 in the 200-meter in his career; Sullivan Award (U.S. outstanding athlete [1964].

🏆🏀Isaiah Lord Thomas III -- is 62 in the year 2023 and 63 in the year 2024; b.4/30/1961
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Forward, NBA Guard, College Basketball Coach
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; NN:Zeke
Misc: 7401+ career assists; Dream Team II; led Indiana to NCAA title as sophomore and tourney MVP in 1981; consensus All-America guard in '81; retired at age 33 on May 11, 1994 after tearing his right Achilles tendon on Apr. 19; named GM of expansion Toronto Raptors soon afterwards; 2x NBA Champion for the Detroit Pistons (1989-1990); 12x NBA All-Star (1982-1993); NBA Finals MVP(1990); 3x All-NBA First Team (1984-1986); 2x All-NBA Second Team (1983, 1987); 3x NBA All-Defensive First Team (1986-1988); NBA All-Rookie Team (1982); USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1980); 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Pistons #11 retired
Sports Teams: Indiana College (1979-1981), Detroit Pistons (1981-1994), Indiana Pacers (coach 2000-2003), New York Knicks (coach 2006-2008), FIU (coach 2009-2012)

🏆🏈Fielding Yost -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/30/1871 d.8/20/1946 (75)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach
Names/Places: NN:Hurry Up
Misc: Yost's record at Michigan from 1901 to 1927 was an unbelievable 55-1 with 2821 points against a combined 42 points for ALL of his opponents.
Sports Teams: University of Michigan (coach, 1901-1923, 1925-1926)

Frank Stanley Cotton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/30/1890 N.S. d.8/23/1955 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Lecturer, Australian
Misc: in the International Swimming Hall of Fame; responsible for inventing the ergometer, a device to thest the athletic potential of sports people, which might have been used to discover two swimmers, Jon Hendricks and Judy-Joy Davies.

🎵Reverend Gary Davis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/30/1896 d.5/5/1972 (76)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer, Banjoist, Harmonicaist, Pianist, Blues Guitarist

🏆⚽Bart McGhee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/30/1899 d.1/26/1979 (79)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🏆🎾Don McNeill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/30/1918 d.11/28/1996 (78)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

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⛪🎭Cloris Leachman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/30/1926 N.S. d.1/27/2021 N.S. (94)
Hall of Famer, Protestant, TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: b. in Des Moines, IA
TV Shows: Charlie Wild-Private Detective (as Effie Perrine), Bob & Ray, Lassie (as Ruth Martin), Mary Tyler Moore Show (as Phyllis Lindstrom, also in Phyllis), The Facts of Life (as Beverly Ann Stickle), Backstairs at the White House, Walter & Emily (as Emily), The Simpsons (as Mrs. Glick), Raising Hope (as Maw Maw)
Movie Titles: Young Frankenstein, Spanglish

🎵Robert Bateman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/30/1936 N.S. d.10/12/2016 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer

🎭🎵Bobby Vee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/30/1943 N.S. d.10/24/2016 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Fargo, ND; RN:Robert Thomas Velline

🏆🥊Henry "Hen" Pearce -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/7/1777 N.S. d.4/30/1809 N.S. (31)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

✍🏆🏀George T. Hepbron -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/27/1863 d.4/30/1946 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Author (m), Sports Figure, Basketball Referee
Misc: one of basketball's first referees and rules pioneers; wrote the game's first book "How to Play Basketball" in 1904.
Book Titles: How To Play Basketball

🏆🏀Everett Case -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/21/1900 N.S. d.4/30/1966 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Names/Places: NN: Gray Fox
Misc: in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: North Carolina State University (coach 1946-1964)

🎵"Muddy" Waters -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/4/1915 N.S. or 4/4/1913 N.S. d.4/30/1983 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Composer, Harmonicaist, Bandleader, Blues Singer, Blues Guitarist
Names/Places: RN:McKinley Morganfield

🏆⚽James Scotland "Scot" Symon -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/9/1911 N.S. d.4/30/1985 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Cricket Player, Scottish
Misc: wing half and manager

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🏆🏌Henry Picard -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/28/1907 d.4/30/1997 (89)
Hall of Famer, Golfer

🏆🎾Joseph E. Cullman III -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/9/1912 d.4/30/2004 (92)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🎵Zola Taylor -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/17/1938 d.4/30/2007 (69)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Platters

🏆⚽Edward Hunter "Eddie" Turnbull -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/12/1923 N.S. d.4/30/2011 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, Scottish

🎵Ben E. King -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/28/1938 N.S. d.4/30/2015 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Soul Singer
Names/Places: b. in Henderson, NC; RN:Benjamin Earl Nelson
Misc: some say b. Sep 23
Group Names: the Drifters, soloist
Song Titles: Stand By Me, This Magic Moment, Spanish Harlem

🎭🎵Naomi Judd -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/11/1946 N.S. d.4/30/2022 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Actress, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Ashland, KY
Group Names: The Judds (duo with daughter Wynonna)

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