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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for September 5

Last Updated 04-13-2024

✍⛪🎭Bob Newhart -- is 95 in the year 2024 and 96 in the year 2025; b.9/5/1929
Hall of Famer, Comedy Writer (m), Roman Catholic, TV Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Oak Park, IL; FN:Geroge Robert; NN:The Button-Down Mind
Album Titles: The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
TV Shows: Bob Newhart Show (1960s version as host), The Bob Newhart Show (70s sitcom as Dr. Robert "Bob" Hartley), Newhart (as Dick Loudon), Bob (as Bob McKay)
Movie Titles: In and Out

🏆⚾Bill Mazeroski -- is 88 in the year 2024 and 89 in the year 2025; b.9/5/1936
Hall of Famer, MLB Second Baseman
Names/Places: NN:Maz
Misc: 10x All-Star, 8x Gold Glove, 2x World Series champ; career .260 hitter who won the 1960 World Series for Pittsburgh with a lead-off HR in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 7; the pitcher was Ralph Terry of the NY Yankees, the count was 1-0 and the score was tied 9-9; also a sure-fielder, Maz won 8 gold gloves in 17 seasons; Pirates #9 retired
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates (1956-1972)

🏆🏈Billy Kilmer -- is 85 in the year 2024 and 86 in the year 2025; b.9/5/1939 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Names/Places: FN:William Orland
Misc: Super Bowl VII; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of California Los Angeles, San Francisco 49ers (1961-1966), New Orleans Saints (1967-1970), Washington Redskins (1971-1978)

🏆🏈Jerry LeVias -- is 78 in the year 2024 and 79 in the year 2025; b.9/5/1946
Hall of Famer, NFL Wide Receiver, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Southern Methodist University, Houston Oilers (1969-1970), San Diego Chargers (1971-1974)

🏆⚾Napoleon "Nap" Lajoie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/5/1875 N.S. d.2/7/1959 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Second Baseman
Names/Places: aka Larry
Misc: the sixth player to be inducted into baseball Hall of Fame, the third player to hit 3,000 (3,252), played on Cleveland teams (1902-1915), Cleveland manager (1905-1909), shortstop who batted .422 in 1901 and his 3,252 hits is still tenth on the all-time list. Lajoie hit 82 home runs in a career when 10 home runs in a year was enough to win the home run title (which he did, with 10, in 1897).
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1896-1900), Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1902), Cleveland Naps (1902-1914), Philadelphia Athletics (1915-1916), Cleveland Naps (manager 1905-1909)

🏆🏒Gordon William "Doc" Roberts -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/5/1891 N.S. d.9/2/1966 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, NHL Left Wing, NHL Forward, Canadian
Names/Places: RFMN:Gordon William
Sports Teams: Ottawa Hockey Club, Montreal Wanderers, Vancouver Millionaires, Seattle Metropolitans

💰🏆🎾Arthur Charles Nielsen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/5/1897 d.6/1/1980 (82)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, Tennis Player
Misc: Marketing research engineer; A.C. Nielsen Co. founder

🎵Sunnyland Slim -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/5/1906 d.3/17/1995 (88)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Singer, Pianist, Blues Performer
Names/Places: RN:Albert Luandeew

💰🎵Art Rupe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/5/1917 N.S. d.4/15/2022 N.S. (104)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, Music Producer
Misc: founder of Specialty Records

🏆⚽Robert "Bob" W. Craddock -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/5/1923 N.S. d.3/28/2003 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

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🏆⚽Malcolm Allison -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/5/1927 d.10/14/2010 (83)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: centre half and manager

🏆⚽Robert Annis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/5/1928 d.3/31/1995 (66)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Olympic Athlete
Misc: defender position

🏆🥊Carl Ray Stevens -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/5/1935 N.S. d.5/3/1996 N.S. (60)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: wrestled under the names as Ray Stevens, Ray "The Crippler" Stevens, or Ray "Blond Bomber" Stevens

🎵🎸Freddie Mercury -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/5/1946 d.11/24/1991 (45)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock and Roll Singer, British
Names/Places: b. in Zanzibar; RN:Frederick Bulsara
Misc: died in London of pneumonia brought on by AIDS; Weird Al parodied his group Queen's hit "Another One Bites The Dust" into "Another One Rides The Bus" shortly after it was released in 1980.
Group Names: Queen
Song Titles: Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, You're My Best Friend, Somebody To Love, We Are Thge Champions, We Will Rock You, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Another One Bites The Dust, Under Pressure
Album Titles: Sheer Heart Attack, A Day at the Races, News of the World, Jazz, The Game

🏆⚽John Thomson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/28/1909 d.9/5/1931 (22)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🏆🏈George Trafton -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1896 d.9/5/1971 (74)
Hall of Famer, NFL Center
Sports Teams: Decatur/Chicago Staleys (1920-1921), Chicago Bears (1923-1932)

🎵Joe Negroni -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/9/1940 d.9/5/1978 (37)
Hall of Famer, Baritone, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers

🎭Quinn Martin -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/22/1922 d.9/5/1987 (65)
Hall of Famer, TV Producer (m)
TV Shows: The Fugitive, Barnaby Jones, Streets of San Francisco, Cannon

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🏆⚾Billy Herman -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/7/1909 d.9/5/1992 (83)
Hall of Famer, MLB Player
Names/Places: RN:William Jennings Bryan
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs (1931-1941), Brooklyn Dodgers (1941-1943, 1946), Boston Braves (1946), Pittsburgh Pirates (1947), Pittsburgh Pirates (manager 1947), Boston Red Sox (manager 1964-1966)

🏆🥊Ike Williams -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/10/1917 d.9/5/1994 (76)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: one of the greatest lightweight boxers with a record of 123-25-5

🏆🥊Billy Soose -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/2/1915 d.9/5/1998 (83)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🏈George Musso -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/8/1910 d.9/5/2000 (90)
Hall of Famer, NFL Guard
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears (1933-1944)

🏆Cawood Ledgord -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/24/1926 N.S. d.9/5/2001 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Sports Announcer
Misc: a radio play-by-play announcer for the University of Kentucky basketball and football teams.

🏆⚽Raymond Bernabei -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/26/1925 d.9/5/2008 (82)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player
Misc: a long time collegiate and professional referee

🏆⚾Gene Elston -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/26/1922 N.S. d.9/5/2015 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Announcer
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 2006; CBS Radio
Sports Teams: Houston Astros (announcer)

🎵🎸Jimmy Ray Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/4/1943 N.S. d.9/5/2019 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Rock and Roll Guitarist

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