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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for June 26

Last Updated 07-08-2023

🏆🥊J. J. Dillon -- is 81 in the year 2023 and 82 in the year 2024; b.6/26/1942 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Wrestling Manager
Names/Places: RN:James Morrison

🎵🎸Mick (Alt Rock And Roll) Jones -- is 68 in the year 2023 and 69 in the year 2024; b.6/26/1955
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock and Roll Guitarist, Punk Rock Singer, English
Names/Places: b. in London
Group Names: The Clash, Big Audio Dynamite, Havana 3 A.M.

🏆🏁🚲Greg LeMond -- is 62 in the year 2023 and 63 in the year 2024; b.6/26/1961
Hall of Famer, Bicyclist
Misc: the first non-European to win the Tour de France (1986, 1989, 1990)

🏆Alessandro Campagna -- is 60 in the year 2023 and 61 in the year 2024; b.6/26/1963 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Italian

🏆🏈Shannon Sharpe -- is 55 in the year 2023 and 56 in the year 2024; b.6/26/1968
Hall of Famer, NFL Tight End, College Football Player
Misc: 3x Super Bowl champ, 8x Pro Bowl, 4x First-team All-Pro; Savannah State #2 retired, odd since he hasn't been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame as of 2015
Sports Teams: Savannah State University, Denver Broncos (1990-1999), Baltimore Ravens (2000-2001), Denver Broncos (2002-2003)

🎵🎸Colin Greenwood -- is 54 in the year 2023 and 55 in the year 2024; b.6/26/1969
Hall of Famer, Composer, Alternative Rock Bassist, English
Group Names: Radiohead

🏆⚾Derek Jeter -- is 49 in the year 2023 and 50 in the year 2024; b.6/26/1974 N.S.
Hall of Famer, MLB Player
Misc: 14x All-Star, 5x World Series champion, 5x Gold Glove, 1996 Rookie of the Year; All Star MVP and World Series MVP in 2000
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (1995-2014)

🎵"Big Bill" Broonzy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/26/1893 d.8/14/1958 (65)
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer/Guitarist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Misc: some say b. 1898

🏆🏒George Hainsworth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/26/1895 d.10/9/1950 (55)
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Misc: played 1926-1937
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Saskatoon Sheiks (WCHL)

🏆⚾Floyd "Babe" Herman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/26/1903 N.S. d.11/27/1987 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, MLB Second Baseman
Names/Places: MN:Caves
Misc: .324 lifetime average
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Robins (1926-1931), Cincinnati Reds (1932), Chicago Cubs (1933-1934), Pittsburgh Pirates (1935), Cincinnati Reds (1935-1936), Detroit Tigers (1937), Brooklyn Dodgers (1945)

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🏆🎾David Herman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/26/1905 O.S. d.2/25/1974 (68)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, English

🎭🏆🏌"Babe" Didrikson Zaharias -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/26/1911 N.S. d.9/27/1956 N.S. (45)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actress, Golfer, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Names/Places: FN:Mildred
Misc: Javelin; Jumper; Hurdle; won two '32 Olympic gold medals; won numerous golf tournaments; greatest female athlete

🏆⚾Willard Jessie Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/26/1915 d.8/4/1996 (81)
Hall of Famer, MLB Player
Names/Places: nicknamed "Home Run" Brown
Misc: was an American baseball player who played outfielder in the Negro Leagues, and Major League Baseball.
Sports Teams: Kansas City Monarchs (Negro Leagues, 1936-1944, 1948-1950), St. Louis Browns (1947)

🏆🥊Jackie Fargo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/26/1930 N.S. d.6/24/2013 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Henry Faggart

🏆🏀Harold E. "Hal" Greer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/26/1936 N.S. d.4/14/2018 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, NBA Guard
Misc: consistent star scorer, 10x All-Star, 76ers all-time leading scorer with career 21,586 points, also has 5,665 rebounds and 4,540 assists; 76ers #15 retired
Sports Teams: Marshall University (1955-1958), Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers (1958-1973)

🏆⚽Gordon McQueen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/26/1952 N.S. d.6/15/2023 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🏆🥊Tom Hyer -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1819 d.6/26/1864 (45)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🏀J. Walter Kennedy -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/8/1912 d.6/26/1977 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, NBA Executive
Names/Places: mistakenly referred to as Walter J. Kennedy
Misc: was the commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1963 until 1975.

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🏆🎳Joseph Sinke -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/28/1909 d.6/26/1981 (72)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: used a two-finger ball and a three step approach

🏆🎳Norm Meyers -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/30/1933 d.6/26/1981 (47)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆🥊Buddy "Nature Boy" Rogers -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/20/1921 N.S. d.6/26/1992 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Herman Gustav Rohde Jr.

🏆⚾Roy Campanella -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/19/1921 d.6/26/1993 (71)
Hall of Famer, MLB Catcher
Names/Places: NN:Campy
Misc: 8x All-Star; Dodgers #39 retired; NL MVP 1951, 1953, 1955
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers (1948-1957)

🏆🥊Pedro Montañez -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/24/1914 d.6/26/1996 (82)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Puerto Rican

🏆🏈Donald Hutson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/31/1913 d.6/26/1997 (84)
Hall of Famer, NFL Wide Receiver
Misc: 8x First Team All-Pro, 4x Pro Bowl, Football E-PK; led NFL in receptions 8 times and interceptions once; 9-time All-Pro (1936, 38-45) for Green Bay; 99 career TD catches (105 career), 5x leading scorer; in the College Football, Packers and Pro Football Halls of Fame; Packers #14 retired
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers (player 1935-1945, coach 1944-1948)

🏆🏈Angelo Bertelli -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/18/1921 d.6/26/1999 (78)
Hall of Famer, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1943)
Sports Teams: University of Notre Dame, Los Angeles Dons (1946), Chicago Rockets (1947-1948)

🏆🏈J. Jay Berwanger -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1914 d.6/26/2002 (88)
Hall of Famer, College Football Player, Football Halfback
Misc: won the first Heisman Trophy in 1935; in the College, Iowa Sports and Chicagoland Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Chicago (1933-1935)

🏆🏁🏊Ann Curtis -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/6/1926 N.S. d.6/26/2012 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: won 2 gold medals and 1 silver in 1948 Olympics; set 4 world and 18 U.S. records during career; the first woman and swimmer to win Sullivan Award (1944).

🏆🏀Lidiya Alekseyeva -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/4/1924 N.S. d.6/26/2014 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Coach, Russian
Misc: in the Women's Basketball, FIBA and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Halls of Fame

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