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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for July 27

Last Updated 06-17-2021

✍⛪🎭Norman Lear -- is 99 in the year 2021 and 100 in the year 2022; b.7/27/1922
Hall of Famer, Comedy Writer, Jewish, TV Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in New Haven, CT
TV Shows: All in the Family, Mary Hartman Mary Hartman, Sanford & Son, Good Times, Maude, All That Glitters, Jeffersons, One Day at a Time, Fernwood 2-Night, aka Pablo, Sunday Dinner, The Powers That Be

🏆⛸Peggy Fleming -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.7/27/1948
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in San Jose, CA; MN:Gale
Misc: World champ 1966-68, gold medalist 1968 Olympics

🏆⚾Joseph B. "Joe" Tinker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/27/1880 N.S. d.7/27/1948 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Shortstop
Misc: a member of baseballs's most famous double-play combination, Tinker to Evers to Chance.
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs

🏆⚾James Raleigh "Biz" Mackey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/27/1897 N.S. d.9/22/1965 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Manager, Baseball Catcher
Misc: in Negro league baseball. He came to be regarded as black baseball's premier catcher in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
Sports Teams: San Antonio Black Aces (1918), Indianapolis ABC's (1920-1922), Hilldale Daisies (1923-1931), Philadelphia Royal Giants (1925), Philadelphia Stars (1933-1935), Newark Dodgers (1935), Washington Elite Giants (1936-1937), Baltimore Elite Giants (1938-1939), Newark Eagles (1939-1941, 1945-1947, 1950)

🎭🏆⚾Leo Ernest Durocher -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/27/1905 N.S. d.10/7/1991 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, TV Host, Sportscaster, MLB Manager, MLB Player
Names/Places: NN:The Lip, who said Nice Guys Finish Last; Laraine Day's ex-hubby
Misc: won 2010 games & 3 NL pennants; coach 1939-73 (Brooklyn, N.Y., Cubs), shortstop/2 baseman 1925-39 (Yankees, Reds, Cardinals); some say b. 1906
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (1925, 1928-1929), Cincinnati Reds (1930-1933), St. Louis Cardinals (1933-1937), Brooklyn Dodgers (1938-1941, 1943, 1945), Brooklyn Dodgers (manager, 1939-1946, 1948), New York Giants (manager, 1948-1955), Chicago Cubs (manager, 1966-1972), Houston Astros (manager, 1972-1973), Taiheiyo Club Lions (manager, 1976)

🎭🎵Henry "Homer" Haynes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/27/1917 N.S. d.8/7/1971 N.S. (54)
Hall of Famer, Comedian, Novelty Singer, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Knoxville, Tennessee
Misc: some say b. 1918 or 1920
Group Names: Homer and Jethro

🎵Harvey Fuqua -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/27/1929 N.S. d.7/6/2010 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Bass Singer/Basso
Misc: pron: (FOO'-kwah)
Group Names: The Moonglows (lead)

🏆⛸Peter Burrows -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/27/1938 N.S. d.4/9/2014 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, English
Misc: figure skating coach

🏆🎾Dennis Ralston -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/27/1942 N.S. d.12/6/2020 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🏁🏊Perry McGillivray -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/5/1893 N.S. d.7/27/1944 N.S. (50)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, American

🏆⚾Joseph B. "Joe" Tinker -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/27/1880 N.S. d.7/27/1948 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Shortstop
Misc: a member of baseballs's most famous double-play combination, Tinker to Evers to Chance.
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs

🏆🏁🏊Hilda Marjorie James -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/27/1904 N.S. d.7/27/1982 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, English

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🏆⚾Travis Jackson -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/2/1903 d.7/27/1987 (83)
Hall of Famer, MLB Shortstop
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1922-1936)

⚛🏆🏒Frank Zamboni -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/16/1901 d.7/27/1988 (87)
Hall of Famer, Inventor, Hockey Figure
Names/Places: RN:Frank Joseph Zamboni Jr.
Misc: Inventor of the modern ice resurfacer with his surname, which is a registered trademark for those resurfacers.

🏆⚾Rick Ferrell -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/12/1905 d.7/27/1995 (89)
Hall of Famer, MLB Catcher
Misc: for 41 years held the American League record of 1,806 games caught
Sports Teams: St. Louis Browns (1929-1933), Boston Red Sox (1933-1937), Washington Senators (1937-1941), St. Louis Browns (1941-1943), Washington Senators (1944-1945, 1947)

🏆🎾William McChesney Martin Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/11/1915 d.7/27/1998 (83)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🥊Francis Jonard Labiak -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/26/1979 N.S. d.7/27/2000 N.S. (21)
Hall of Famer, Sports Announcer, Wrestling Figure
Names/Places: aka Gordon T. Solie, later Jonard Pierre Sjoblom
Misc: primarily a professional wrestling play-by-play announcer for WCE among others

🎵🎸Leon Wilkerson -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/2/1952 d.7/27/2001 (49)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington Collins Band

🏆🏁🏊Richard Fitch "Dick" Cleveland -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/21/1929 N.S. d.7/27/2002 N.S. (72)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Hawaiian

✍⛪🎭🎵🏆🏌Sir Bob Hope -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/29/1903 d.7/27/2003 (100)
Hall of Famer, Author, Protestant, Humanitarian, Radio Actor, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host, Vaudevillan, Producer, Dancer, Pop Crooner, Golfer, English
Names/Places: b. in Eltham; RFMN:Leslie Townes; Dolores' hubby
Misc: 20th Century's favorite entertainer, founded his own PGA Tour event
TV Shows: The Bob Hope Show
Movie Titles: Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!, The Road to Hong Kong, The Seven Little Foys, Road to Rio, The Cat and the Canary

🏆🏈Jack Tatum -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/18/1948 d.7/27/2010 (61)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive, College Football Player
Names/Places: NN:The Assassin
Misc: Super Bowl champ, 3x Pro Bowl; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Ohio State University, Oakland Raiders (1971-1979), Houston Oilers (1980)

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🏆⚽Jack Taylor -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/21/1930 d.7/27/2012 (82)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: soccer referee

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