🏆🎳Nelson "Bo" Burton Jr. -- is 81 in the year 2023 and 82 in the year 2024; b.6/5/1942 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, Bowler
Misc: Chris Schenkel's sidekick analyst on Pro Bowlers Tour
TV Shows: Pro Bowler's Tour
🎵Donald "Don" Reid -- is 78 in the year 2023 and 79 in the year 2024; b.6/5/1945 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Singer
Group Names: The Statler Brothers
⛪🎵🎸Freddie Stone -- is 76 in the year 2023 and 77 in the year 2024; b.6/5/1947
Hall of Famer, Pastor, Rock and Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Dallas, TX; aka Freddie Stewart
Misc: some say b. in 1946
Group Names: Sly & the Family Stone
🏆🏁🏊Susanne Jean "Susie" Atwood -- is 70 in the year 2023 and 71 in the year 2024; b.6/5/1953 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
🏆⚽Carol Thomas -- is 68 in the year 2023 and 69 in the year 2024; b.6/5/1955 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Coach, English
🏆🏁🏊Elena Azarova -- is 50 in the year 2023 and 51 in the year 2024; b.6/5/1973 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Russian
🏆⚽Rachel Elizabeth Unitt -- is 41 in the year 2023 and 42 in the year 2024; b.6/5/1982 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
🏆⚾John "Happy Jack" Chesbro -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/5/1874 N.S. d.11/6/1931 N.S. (57)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: won 41 games in 1904
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates (1899-1902), New York Highlanders (1903-1909), Boston Red Sox (1909)
🏆🥊Oscar Mathaeus "Battling" Nelson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/5/1882 N.S. d.2/7/1954 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Danish (Denmark)
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🏆🏀Frank William "Menty" Keaney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/5/1886 N.S. d.10/10/1967 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Misc: the architect of modern "run and shoot" basketball and the inventor of the fast break.
Sports Teams: Rhode Island State College (coach 1920-1948)
🏆🥊Earl Gray McCready -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/5/1905 N.S. d.12/9/1983 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Olympic Athlete
🏆⚽Peter Doherty -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/5/1913 d.4/6/1990 (76)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, Northern Ireland
🏆🏁Raymond Parks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/5/1914 d.6/20/2010 (96)
Hall of Famer, Racing Figure
Misc: not a racer but in the Motorsports Hall of Fame and NASCAR Hall of Fame; the owner of Red Byron's car which won NASCAR's first Strictly Stock championship in 1949.
🏆🏈Marion Motley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/5/1920 d.6/27/1999 (79)
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback, NFL Fullback
Misc: all-time leading AAFC rusher; rushed for over 4,700 yards and 31 TDs for Cleveland Browns (1946-53).
Sports Teams: Cleveland Browns (1946-1953), Pittsburgh Steelers (1955)
🏆🏈Art Donovan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/5/1924 N.S. d.8/4/2013 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive
Names/Places: NN: The Bulldog
Misc: AFL/NFL defensive tackle
Sports Teams: Baltimore Colts (1950, 1953-1961), New York Yanks (1951), Dallas Texans (1952)
🏆David Greig "Skippy" Browning Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/5/1931 N.S. d.3/13/1956 N.S. (24)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American
🏆🎾Bill Tilden -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/10/1893 d.6/5/1953 (60)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Gay
Names/Places: RFN:William Tatem II
Misc: U.S. singles champ 7X's; played on 11 Davis Cup teams
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🏆🏁🏊Clara "Clare" Dennis -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/7/1916 N.S. d.6/5/1971 N.S. (55)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian
Names/Places: aka Clare Dennis then Clare Golding
🎵"Sleepy" John Estes -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/25/1899 N.S. or 1/25/1900 N.S. d.6/5/1977 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Blues Singer/Guitarist
🏆🎾Bryan "Bitsy" Grant -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/25/1909 N.S. d.6/5/1986 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
🎵🎸Conway Twitty -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/1/1933 N.S. d.6/5/1993 N.S. (59)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist, Rockabilly Singer
Names/Places: b. in Friars Point, Mississippi; RN:Harold Lloyd Jenkins
Misc: charted 54 #1 pop & country hits; founded Twitty City, switched to country in 1965
🎵🎸Dee Dee Ramone -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/18/1952 d.6/5/2002 (49)
Hall of Famer, Guitarist, Punk Rock Bassist
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Douglas Colvin
Group Names: The Ramones
⚖🎭Ronald Reagan -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/6/1911 d.6/5/2004 (93)
Hall of Famer, President (m), Governor (m), Movie Actor, TV Host
Names/Places: b. in Tampico, IL; MN:Wilson; Jane Wyman then Nancy Davis's husband
Misc: 40th U.S. President 1981-89; most parodied voice of the 80s; in the NAB Broadcasting and Sporscasters Halls of Fame.
TV Shows: GE Theater (actor/host), Death Valley Days (host)
Movie Titles: Knute Rockne-All American, Bedtime For Bonzo
💰🎵Donald "Don" Davis -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/25/1938 N.S. d.6/5/2014 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Banker, Music Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist
🏆Kurt (Gymnast) Thomas -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/29/1956 N.S. d.6/5/2020 N.S. (64)
Hall of Famer, Gymnast, Olympic Athlete