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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for June 3

Last Updated 07-08-2023

🏆🏀Alessandro "Sandro" Gamba -- is 91 in the year 2023 and 92 in the year 2024; b.6/3/1932 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Basketball Coach, Basketball Player, Italian
Sports Teams: Olimpia Milano

🏆🏈Emmitt Thomas -- is 80 in the year 2023 and 81 in the year 2024; b.6/3/1943
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl, 2x First Team All-Pro, 2x Second Team All-Pro, 3x Super Bowl champ, 2x AFL champ; in the Chiefs Hall of Fame and Chiefs #18 retired
Sports Teams: Bishop College, Kansas City Chiefs (player 1966-1978), Central Missouri State (coach 1979-1980), St. Louis Cardinals (coach 1981-1985), Washington Redskins (coach 1986-1994), Philadelphia Eagles (coach 1995-1998), Green Bay Packers (coach 1999), Minnesota Vikings (coach 2000-2001), Atlanta Falcons (coach 2002-2009), Atlanta Falcons (coach 2007), Kansas City Chiefs (coach 2010-present as of 2016)

🏆🏀William J. "Billy" Cunningham -- is 80 in the year 2023 and 81 in the year 2024; b.6/3/1943 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Names/Places: NN:The Kangaroo Kid
Misc: Star forward for the Philadelphia 76s, NBA All-Star (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972) and the Carloina Cougars; ABA All-Star (1973), NBA Champion (1967, 1983), ABA MVP (1973); 76ers #32 retired
Sports Teams: Philadelphia 76ers (player 1965-1972, 1974-1976, coach 1977-1985), Carolina Cougars (ABA 1972-1974)

🏆🏀Leon Barmore -- is 79 in the year 2023 and 80 in the year 2024; b.6/3/1944 N.S.
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Lousiana Tech (player 1965-1967, coach 1977-2002), Baylor (coach 2008-2011)

🏆🏌Hale S. Irwin -- is 78 in the year 2023 and 79 in the year 2024; b.6/3/1945 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: 3x U.S. Open champ; the oldest player ever to win U.S. Open (45 in 1990); NCAA champion in 1967; entered 194 with 19 PGA victories, including 3 U.S. Opens (1974,79,90); 5-time Ryder Cup team member.

🎵Eddie Holman -- is 77 in the year 2023 and 78 in the year 2024; b.6/3/1946 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Soul Singer
Song Titles: Hey There Lonely Girl

🏆🏁🏊Matthew Haynes "Matt" Vogel -- is 66 in the year 2023 and 67 in the year 2024; b.6/3/1957 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆Wasim Akram -- is 57 in the year 2023 and 58 in the year 2024; b.6/3/1966 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Cricket Player, Pakistan
Misc: in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

🏆🏁🏊Darnyi Tamás -- is 56 in the year 2023 and 57 in the year 2024; b.6/3/1967 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Hungarian

🏆🏒Alfred Edward "Alf" Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/3/1873 N.S. d.8/21/1953 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, NHL Right Wing, NHL Forward, Canadian
Sports Teams: Ottawa Hockey Club

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🏆🎾Mary Kendall Browne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/3/1891 d.8/19/1971 (80)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🏒Sigurour Franklin "Frank" Fredrickson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/3/1895 N.S. d.5/28/1979 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Olympic Athlete, Canadian
Misc: played 1913-1932
Sports Teams: Detroit Olympics (IHL), Detroit Falcons (NHL), Pittsburgh Pirates (NHL), Boston Bruins (NHL), Detroit Cougars (NHL), Victoria Cougars (WCHL), Victoria Cougars (PCHA), Victoria Aristocrats (PCHA)

🎵Memphis Minnie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/3/1897 d.8/6/1973 (76)
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN:Lizzie Douglas

🏆🥊Ed Don George -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/3/1905 d.9/18/1985 (80)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Misc: also a wrestling promoter

🏆🏁🏊Forbes Carlile -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/3/1921 N.S. d.8/2/2016 N.S. (95)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian
Misc: Swimming Coach

🎵Jimmy Rogers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/3/1924 d.12/19/1997 (73)
Hall of Famer, Singer/Guitarist, Harmonicaist, Pianist, Blues Performer
Song Titles: It's Alright (a blues classic)

🎭🏆🏌Frank Chirkinian -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/3/1926 d.3/4/2011 (84)
Hall of Famer, TV Producer (m), Director (m), Sports Producer, Golfer
Misc: known as the 'father of televised golf' for the impact he had on golf broadcasting.

🎵Boots Randolph -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/3/1927 N.S. d.7/3/2007 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Saxophonist
Names/Places: b. in Paducah, KY
Misc: Yakety Sax; his music was often used in the children's show Wonderama; also for Benny Hill Show; some say b. 1926
Song Titles: Yakety Yak

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🎵Eddie "Chank" Willis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/3/1936 N.S. d.8/20/2018 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Guitarist, Sitarist, Soul Musician
Group Names: The Funk Brothers

🎵Curtis Mayfield -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/3/1942 N.S. d.12/26/1999 N.S. (57)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Soul Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
Misc: Hall of Famer as group member and soloist
Group Names: The Impressions, soloist

🎵🎸Michael "Mike" Clarke -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/3/1944 N.S. d.12/19/1993 N.S. (49)
Hall of Famer, Rock and Roll Drummer
Misc: d. Dec 20?
Group Names: The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Bros, Firefall, sessionist

🎵🎸Mickey Finn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/3/1947 N.S. d.1/11/2003 N.S. (55)
Hall of Famer, Percussionist, Rock and Roll Guitarist, British
Group Names: T-Rex

🎵🎸Dave Michael Alexander -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/3/1947 d.2/10/1975 (27)
Hall of Famer, Punk Rock Bassist
Group Names: The Stooges

🎵🎸Billy Powell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/3/1952 N.S. d.1/28/2009 N.S. (56)
Hall of Famer, Rock and Roll Keyboardist
Group Names: Lynard Skynard, Rossington Collins Band

🏆🏈Sam Mills -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/3/1959 N.S. d.4/18/2005 N.S. (45)
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker
Sports Teams: New Orleans Saints

🏆🥊William Muldoon -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/25/1852 d.6/3/1933 (81)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler

🏆⚾Andrew Lewis "Andy" Cooper -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/24/1898 N.S. d.6/3/1941 N.S. (43)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure
Misc: nicknamed "Lefty," was an American left-handed pitcher, who hit right-handed, in baseball's Negro Leagues.

🏆🥊Dorrance Wilhelm "Dory" Funk -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/4/1919 N.S. d.6/3/1973 N.S. (54)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler

🏆🥊Jackie Fields -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/9/1908 d.6/3/1987 (79)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: Olympic-gold-1924

🎭Lew Wasserman -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/15/1913 d.6/3/2002 (89)
Hall of Famer, Film Executive (m)
Misc: MCA chief executive

🏆🏌Joe Carr -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1922 d.6/3/2004 (82)
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Irish

🎵🎸John A. "Johnny" Grande -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/14/1930 d.6/3/2006 (76)
Hall of Famer, Pianist, Rock and Roll Musician
Group Names: The Comets (backing band for Bill Haley)

🎵Koko Taylor -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/28/1928 d.6/3/2009 (80)
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer
Misc: not b. in 1935

🏆🏈John Henry Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/24/1929 d.6/3/2011 (81)
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback
Misc: 3x All Pro; part of the 49ers' "Million Dollar Backfield" and "Fabulous Foursome"; the first Steeler to rush for 1,000 yards
Sports Teams: Calgary Stampeders (1953), San Francisco 49ers (1954-1956), Detroit Lions (1957-1959), Pittsburgh Steelers (1960-1965), Houston Oilers (1966)

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🏆🏈David "Deacon" Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/9/1938 N.S. d.6/3/2013 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive
Names/Places: FN:David
Misc: 2X NFL outstanding Fearsome Foursome defensive player; specialized in quarterback sacks; 5-time All-Pro (1965-69) with LA Rams; all-time NFL sack leader with 172 in 14 years; Rams #75 retired
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams (1961-1971), San Diego Chargers (1972-1973), Washington Redskins (1974)

🎭🏆🥊Muhammad Ali -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/17/1942 N.S. d.6/3/2016 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Boxer, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in Louisville, Ky.; RN:Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
Misc: He floats like a butterfly, & stings like a bee, he was the greatest, Muhammad Ali; 1960 Olympic lightheavyweight champion; only 3-time world heavyweight champ (1964-67,1974-78,1978-79); defeated Sonny Liston (1964), George Foreman (1974) and Leon Spinks (1978) for title; fought Joe Frazier in 3 memorable bouts (1971-75), winning twice; adopted Black Muslim faith in 1964 and changed name; stripped of title in 1967 after conviction for refusing induction into U.S. Army; verdict reversed by Supreme Court in 1971; career record of 56-5 with 37 KOs and 19 successful title defenses for $69 million in earnings.

🏆🏈Johnny Majors -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/21/1935 N.S. d.6/3/2020 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach, College Football Player, CFL Figure
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Tennessee (player 1953-1956, coach 1957-1959, 1977-1992), Montreal Alouettes (player 1957), Mississippi State (coach 1960-1963), Arkansas (coach 1964-1967), Iowa State (coach 1968-1972), Pittsburgh (coach 1973-1976, 1993-1996)

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