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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for June 28

Last Updated 07-08-2023

🏆🥊Ismael Laguna -- is 80 in the year 2023 and 81 in the year 2024; b.6/28/1943
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Panamaian

🏆🏈John Elway -- is 63 in the year 2023 and 64 in the year 2024; b.6/28/1960
Hall of Famer, NFL General Manager, NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: 40,062+ yards (11-95); a twin; Super Bowl XXI, XXII, XXIV, XXXII, 2x Super Bowl champ, Super Bowl XXXIII MVP, 5x AFC Champ, 9x Pro Bowl; Broncos #7 retired; in the Colorado Sports, College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Stanford University, Denver Broncos (player 1983-1998, administrator 2011-present as of 2015), Colorado Crush (CEO and Co-Owner 2003-2008)

🏆🏁🏊William (Swimmer) Henry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/28/1859 N.S. d.3/20/1928 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, English
Names/Places: RN: Joseph Nawrocki

🏆🏀Christian "Chris" Steinmetz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/28/1882 N.S. d.6/11/1963 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player
Misc: Led Wisconsin National Championship Game (1905); Western championship (1905); charter member of Helms Foundation Hall of Fame; enshrined in Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.

🏆🎾Frank Hunter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/28/1894 d.12/2/1981 (87)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🥊Jack "Kid" Berg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/28/1909 N.S. d.4/22/1991 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🎵David "Honeyboy" Edwards -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/28/1915 N.S. d.8/29/2011 N.S. (96)
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer/Guitarist

🎵George Morgan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/28/1924 d.7/7/1975 (51)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Pop Crooner, Country Singer
Names/Places: Lorrie's dad

🏆🏁Robert Glenn "Junior" Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/28/1931 N.S. d.12/20/2019 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: one of the early superstars of NASCAR in the 1950s and 1960s

🏆🥊Boris Malenko -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/28/1933 N.S. d.9/1/1994 N.S. (61)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN: Lawrence "Larry" J. Simon

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🏆🥊Ken Buchanan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/28/1945 N.S. d.4/1/2023 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Scottish

🎵Kim Edwin Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/28/1947 N.S. d.2/11/2016 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Figure
Misc: in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

James Madison -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/16/1751 N.S. or 3/5/1750 J-LD or 3/5/1751 Ju-1 d.6/28/1836 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, President (m)
Names/Places: b. in Port Conway, Virginia; NN: The Father of the Constitution; d. in Montpelier, Va.
Misc: The 4th U.S. President 1809-17; on a $5000 bill

Maria Mitchell -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1818 d.6/28/1889 (70)
Hall of Famer, Astronomer (m)
Misc: the first US woman astronomer

🏆🏒Josephn Charles "Joe" Linder -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/12/1886 N.S. d.6/28/1948 N.S. (61)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player
Sports Teams: Portage Lakes Hockey Club

🏆⚾Gordon "Mickey" Cochrane -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/6/1903 N.S. d.6/28/1962 N.S. (59)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Catcher
Misc: 2x All-Star, 3x World Seires champ, AL League Award Winner 1928; AL MVP 1934; career .320 average
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (player 1925-1933), Detroit Tigers (player 1934-1937, manager 1934-1938)

🏆⚾John Franklin "Home Run" Baker -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/13/1886 d.6/28/1963 (77)
Hall of Famer, MLB Third Baseman
Misc: 3x World Series champ, 4x AL home run leader, 2x AL RBI leader, he hit 2 home runs in the 1911 World Series
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (1908-1914), New York Yankees (1916-1919, 1921-1922)

🏆🎾Dr. Robert Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/16/1899 d.6/28/1971 (72)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

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✍⛪🎭Rod Serling -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/25/1924 d.6/28/1975 (50)
Hall of Famer, Screen/Scriptwriter, Christianity Convert, Actor, TV Host, TV Producer (m), Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Syracuse N.Y.; RFN:Rodman
TV Shows: The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, Liar's Club, Jacques Cousteau (narrator '1968-74)

🏆🎾Hans Nusslein -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/31/1910 d.6/28/1991 (81)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, German

🎭Lennie Weinrib -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/29/1935 N.S. d.6/28/2006 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: aka Lenny Weinrib, Leonard Weinrib and Len Weinrib
TV Shows: H.R. Pufinstuf (as the title character), "Inch High, Private Eye", Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (as Scrappy), The Smurfs (as Bigmouth), Time for Timer (ABC public service announcements), Hong Kong Phooey, Kissyfur, Magic Mongo (title character), Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm (as Moonrock, also in The Flintstones Comedy Hour/Show), Yo Yogi!

🎵🎸Chris Squire -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/4/1948 d.6/28/2015 (67)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer, Rock and Roll Bassist, English
Group Names: Yes

🏆🏀Pat Summitt -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/14/1952 d.6/28/2016 N.S. (64)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: University of Tennessee (coach 1974-2012)

🎵🎸Scotty Moore -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/27/1931 N.S. d.6/28/2016 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Rock and Roll Guitarist
Misc: sessionist for Elvis Presley's band; credited with helping Elvis shape his musical sound and inspired generations of guitarists.

🎨🏆🎾Russ Adams -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/30/1930 N.S. d.6/28/2017 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Photographer (m), Tennis Player
Misc: called by his peers the "dean" of modern tennis photography

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