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

Last Updated 10-22-2020

🎵Leon Hughes -- is 88 in the year 2020 and 89 in the year 2021; b.8/26/1932
Hall of Famer, Tenor, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Coasters

🏆🏀Thomas W. "Tommy" Heinsohn -- is 86 in the year 2020 and 87 in the year 2021; b.8/26/1934 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Sportscaster, Basketball Announcer, NBA Coach, NBA Forward, College Basketball Player
Misc: Rookie of the Year [1956-57], NBA Coach of the Year [1973]; Star big forward at Holy Cross as collegian, then for Boston Celtics late 1950's, early 1960's. Also noted as President of NBA's player union.
Sports Teams: Holy Cross College (1953-1956), Boston Celtics (player 1956-1965, coach, 1969-1978)

🎵🎸Maureen Tucker -- is 76 in the year 2020 and 77 in the year 2021; b.8/26/1944
Hall of Famer, Singer, Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: The Velvet Underground

🏆🏈Donnie Shell -- is 68 in the year 2020 and 69 in the year 2021; b.8/26/1952 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Safety
Misc: in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers

🏆🏁🏊John Kinsella -- is 68 in the year 2020 and 69 in the year 2021; b.8/26/1952 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: Olympic-gold-1972

🏆🏁Ray Evernham -- is 63 in the year 2020 and 64 in the year 2021; b.8/26/1957 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Sports Analyst, Auto Racer
Misc: former auto racing crew chief for Bill Davis Racing and Hendrick Motorsports, owner of his own team Evernham Motorsports 2001 -2010; analyist for racing coverage.

🏆🥊Jeremiah "Joe" Jeannette -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1879 N.S. d.7/2/1958 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: considered to be one of the best heavyweight boxers of the early 20th century

🏆🏒George Andrew McNamara -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1886 d.3/10/1952 (65)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1907-1917
Sports Teams: Toronto 228th Battalion, Toronto Ontarios, Toronto Blueshirts, Halifax Crescents, Waterloo Colts, Montreal Shamrocks, Cobalt Silver Kings, Sault Ste. Marie Marlboros

🏆🥊Frank "Frankie" Genaro -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1901 d.12/27/1966 (65)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Olympic Athlete

🏆Markovits Kálmán -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/26/1931 N.S. d.12/5/2009 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Hungarian

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🏆⚾Sol White -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/12/1868 d.8/26/1955 (87)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure, Baseball Manager
Misc: played and coached for 18 teams from 1887-1926, was an American professional baseball infielder, manager and executive, and one of the pioneers of the Negro leagues. An active sportswriter for many years, he wrote the first definitive history of black baseball in 1907.
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Keystones (1887-1888, 1892), Cuban Giants (1890-1891, 1893-1894, 1896), Cuban X-Giants (1896-1899, 1901), Philadelphia Giants (1902-1908)

🏆🏁🏊Lucy Morton -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/23/1898 N.S. d.8/26/1980 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, English
Names/Places: aka Lucy Heaton

🎵Ronnie White -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/5/1939 N.S. d.8/26/1995 N.S. (56)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Miracles (backing group for Smokey Robinson)

🎵Ellie Greenwich -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/23/1940 d.8/26/2009 (68)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter, Soul Singer
Group Names: Raindrops
Song Titles: Da Doo Ron Ron (songwriter), Chapel of Love (songwriter)

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