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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for June 9

Last Updated 07-08-2023

🏆🏀Dick Vitale -- is 84 in the year 2023 and 85 in the year 2024; b.6/9/1939
Hall of Famer, Sports Analyst, Basketball Announcer, Basketball Coach
TV Shows: ESPN, ABC Sports

🏆⚽Eric Wynalda -- is 54 in the year 2023 and 55 in the year 2024; b.6/9/1969
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, Soccer Player

Sylvanus Thayer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/9/1785 N.S. d.9/7/1872 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Engineer (m), Educator (m)
Names/Places: NN: The Father of the Military Academy

🏆🏒Tommy Gorman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/9/1886 d.5/15/1961 (74)
Hall of Famer, NHL Manager, NHL Player, NHL Center, Lacrosse Player, Olympic Athlete, Canadian
Misc: founded NHL, won several Stanley Cups as a manager with four teams

🏆🏁🏊Fritz Albert Erich "Ete" Rademacher -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/9/1901 N.S. d.4/2/1979 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, German

🎵"Skip" James -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/9/1902 d.10/3/1969 (67)
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer/Guitarist

🏆🏀Branch McCracken -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/9/1908 d.6/4/1970 (61)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Names/Places: RFN:Emmett B.
Misc: NCAA Indiana Hoosiers basketball coach; Led Indiana in scoring (1928-30); All-Big Ten First Team (1928-30); set the Big Ten record for points (147) as a senior (1930); Helms Foundation All-America (1930); Coach of the Year (1940, 1953)
Sports Teams: Indiana University Bloomington (player 1928-1930, coach 1938-1943), Ball State (coach 1930-1938)

⚛🎵Les Paul -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/9/1915 d.8/12/2009 (94)
Hall of Famer, Inventor (m), Arranger, Lyricist, Singer, Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Waukesha, WI; NN:Wizard of Waukesha; NN:Daddy; RN:Lester William Polfus
Misc: some say b. 1916; 8-Track tape unit, overdubbing, & slide-body electric guitar inventor

🏆🥊Ed Farhat -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/9/1924 N.S. d.1/18/2003 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Edward George Farhat; ring name:The Original Sheik

🏆🥊James Edward "Jim" Barnett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/9/1924 N.S. d.9/18/2004 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Wrestling Figure
Misc: was a professional wrestling promoter, and one of the owners of the Indianapolis National Wrestling Alliance promotion

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✍🎭Bill Backer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/9/1926 N.S. d.5/13/2016 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Author (m), Entertainment Figure
Misc: an Advertising Hall of Fame member famous for creating the "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" campaign for Coca Cola in 1971; was also behind advertising for Campbell's Soup, Miller Lite, Wendy's and more.
Book Titles: The Care of Feeding of Ideas

🎵Herb Remington -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/9/1926 N.S. d.10/27/2018 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, Country Guitarist
Misc: in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame
Group Names: Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

🎵Jackie Wilson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/9/1934 N.S. d.1/21/1984 N.S. (49)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Soul Singer
Names/Places: b. in Detroit, MI; RFN:Jack Leroy
Song Titles: Reet Petite, Lonely Teardrops, (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher

🎵🎸Jon Lord -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/9/1941 d.7/16/2012 (71)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Pianist, Rock and Roll Keyboardist, English
Group Names: Deep Purple, Whitesnake

🎵Alton Delmore -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/25/1908 d.6/9/1964 (55)
Hall of Famer, Country Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Delmore Brothers

🏆🎳Edward Krems -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/2/1893 d.6/9/1978 (85)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: won an ABC championship title in 1920 and nine other tournament titles.

🏆🏒Fred "Cyclone" Taylor -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1884 N.S. d.6/9/1979 N.S. (94)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1905-1923; NHL Rover; later becoming Commissioner of Immigration for British Columbia and the Yukon
Sports Teams: Vancouver Maroons (PCHA), Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), Renfrew Creamery Kings (NHA), Ottawa Hockey Club (ECAHA), Portage Lakes Hockey Club (IHL)

🏆⚾🏈🏀Howard Andrew "Hobby" Hobson -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/4/1903 N.S. d.6/9/1991 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, College Baseball Coach, College Football Coach, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Oregon (basketball player 1923-1926, basketball coach 1935-1944, 1945-1947, baseball coach 1936-1947), Southern Oregon University (football coach 1932-1934, basketball coach 1932-1935), Yale University (basketball coach 1947-1956)

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🏆🏈Roosevelt Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/20/1932 d.6/9/2004 (71)
Hall of Famer, NFL Tackle
Names/Places: NN:Rosey
Misc: 9x All Pro
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1953-1965)

🏆🏁Ralph Moody -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/10/1917 d.6/9/2004 (86)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: one of the early drivers and owners of NASCAR

🏆🥊Jackie Tonawanda -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/4/1933 N.S. d.6/9/2009 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Names/Places: NN: The Female Ali; RN: Jean Jamison aka Jackie Garrett

🏆🏁W. C. "Junie" Donlavey -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/8/1924 N.S. d.6/9/2014 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Names/Places: RFMN: Wesley Christian
Misc: former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car owner with a team based in Richmond.

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