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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for September 16

Last Updated 07-28-2020

🏆🏀Elgin Baylor -- is 86 in the year 2020 and 87 in the year 2021; b.9/16/1934
Hall of Famer, NBA Executive, NBA Coach, NBA Forward, College Basketball Player
Misc: career 134 games, 3623 points, 27.0 ppg, 23,149 points and 11,463 points; legend who had a game scoring average of 27.4 points for his 14-year pro basketball career; MVP of NCAA tournament in 1958; led Minneapolis-Los Angeles Lakers to 8 NBA Finals; first 10-time All-NBA 1st team (1959-65,67-69). Singlehandedly carried the U. of Seattle to NCAA title game in 1958. Overcame racism in the playgrounds of Washington D.C.
Sports Teams: Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers (1958-1971), New Orleans Jazz (coach 1974, 1976-1979)

🎵Billy Boy Arnold -- is 85 in the year 2020 and 86 in the year 2021; b.9/16/1935
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Harmonicaist, Blues Singer/Guitarist

🏆🎾Earl "Butch" Buchholz Jr. -- is 80 in the year 2020 and 81 in the year 2021; b.9/16/1940 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🎵Joe Butler -- is 79 in the year 2020 and 80 in the year 2021; b.9/16/1941 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Drummer, Pop Singer
Group Names: The Lovin' Spoonful

🎵🎸Bernie Calvert -- is 78 in the year 2020 and 79 in the year 2021; b.9/16/1942
Hall of Famer, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Bassist, English
Group Names: The Hollies

🎵Betty Kelley -- is 76 in the year 2020 and 77 in the year 2021; b.9/16/1944
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Martha Reeves & the Vandellas

🏆🎾Rosemary Casals -- is 72 in the year 2020 and 73 in the year 2021; b.9/16/1948
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: U.S. Open Doubles 1967, 71, 74; 5 times Wimbeldon

🎵🎸Ron Blair -- is 72 in the year 2020 and 73 in the year 2021; b.9/16/1948
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

🎵🎸Kenny Jones -- is 72 in the year 2020 and 73 in the year 2021; b.9/16/1948
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Misc: some say b. 1949
Group Names: The Small Faces, The Faces, The Who

🏆⚾Robin Yount -- is 65 in the year 2020 and 66 in the year 2021; b.9/16/1955
Hall of Famer, MLB Shortstop, MLB Outfielder
Names/Places: b. in Danville, IL; NN:The Kid and Rockin' Robin
Misc: No. 19 SS-OF; AL MVP at 2 positions--as SS in 1982 and OF in '89; retired after 1993 season with 3,142+ hits, 251 HRs and a major league record 123 sacrifice flies after 20 seasons with Milwaukee Brewers; 17th player to hit 3,000 (3,142), his 1,000, 2,000 and 3,000 hits came against Indians pitchers; AL MVP 1982, 1989, Gold Glove 1982
Sports Teams: Mikwaukee Brewers (1974-1993)

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🏆Neville Southall -- is 62 in the year 2020 and 63 in the year 2021; b.9/16/1958
Hall of Famer, Soccer Goal Keeper, Welsh (Wales)
Misc: MBE

🏆⚾Timothy Raines -- is 61 in the year 2020 and 62 in the year 2021; b.9/16/1959
Hall of Famer, MLB Coach, MLB Outfielder
Names/Places: NN: Rock
Misc: All Star MVP 1987, 7x All-Star, 3x World Series champion, 4x NL stolen base leader; Expos #30 retired
Sports Teams: Montreal Expos (1979-1990), Chicago White Sox (1991-1995), New York Yankees (1996-1998), Oakland Athletics (1999), Montreal Expos (2001), Baltimore Orioles (2001), Florida Marlins (2002)

📰Francis Parkman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/16/1823 d.11/8/1893 (70)
Hall of Famer, Historian
Book Titles: Oregon Trail

⚛🏆🎾Major Walter Clopton Wingfield -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/16/1833 d.4/18/1912 (78)
Hall of Famer, Inventor, Tennis Player, British
Names/Places: NN: The Father of Tennis

🏆🥊Harry Lewis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/16/1886 d.2/22/1956 (69)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🏈Charles W. Bidwill Sr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/16/1895 d.4/19/1947 (51)
Hall of Famer, NFL Owner
Sports Teams: Chicago Cardinals (owner/administrator)

🏆⚾Byron Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/16/1911 d.9/24/2005 (94)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure, MLB Executive
Names/Places: aka Mex Johnson
Misc: Negro Leagues
Sports Teams: Kansas City Monarchs (1937-1940)

🎵B. B. King -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/16/1925 N.S. d.5/14/2015 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Singer/Guitarist, Blues Performer, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: b. in Ita Bena, MS; Initials stand for The Beale St. 'Blues Boy'; RFN:Riley B.
Group Names: soloist, The Beale Streeters
TV Shows: The Associates (theme singer)

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🏆🏁🏊Hironoshin Furuhashi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/16/1928 N.S. d.8/2/2009 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese

🏆🏁🏊Karen Muir -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/16/1952 N.S. d.4/1/2013 N.S. (60)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, South African

🎵Frank Reed -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/16/1954 N.S. d.2/26/2014 N.S. (59)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Chi-Lites (lead)

🏆🥊Dick Curtis -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/1/1802 d.9/16/1843 (41)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🏆🏒Frank McGee -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/4/1882 d.9/16/1916 (33)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player, Canadian
Misc: Centre/Rover
Sports Teams: Ottawa Hockey Club (possibly 1903-1906)

🎭🎵🎷Mamie Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/26/1883 N.S. d.9/16/1946 N.S. (63)
Hall of Famer, Actress, Vaudevillaness, Dancer, Pianist, Blues Singer, Jazz Singer

🏆⚾Bill Klem -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1874 d.9/16/1951 (77)
Hall of Famer, MLB Umpire
Misc: the first umpire elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

🏆🏈Hugh "Shorty" Ray -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/21/1884 N.S. d.9/16/1956 (71)
Hall of Famer, Football Figure
Misc: supervisor of NFL officials

🏆🏒Bobby Bauer -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/16/1915 d.9/16/1964 (49)
Hall of Famer, NHL Right Wing, Olympic Athlete, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Robert Theodore Bauer
Misc: pkayed 1935-1962
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins

🏆🎾Perry Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/22/1890 d.9/16/1970 (80)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆⚾🏈🏀Phog Allen -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/18/1885 d.9/16/1974 (88)
Hall of Famer, College Baseball Player, College Football Coach, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Names/Places: RN: Forrest Clare
Misc: was instrumental in making basketball an Olympic sport; in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Kansas (basketball player 1905-1907, baseball player 1906-1907, football coach 1920, basketball coach 1907-1909, 1919-1956, baseball coach 1941-1942, administrative 1919-1937), Warrensburg Teachers (football coach 1912-1917, basketball coach 1912-1919), Baker (KS, basketball coach 1905-1908), Haskell Institute (basketball coach 1908-1909)

🎵🎸Marc Bolan -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/30/1947 N.S. d.9/16/1977 N.S. (29)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Bandleader, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: b. in London; RN:Mark Feld; was Toby Tyler & Marc Bowland
Misc: big England star; some say b. 1948
Group Names: T. Rex (lead)
Song Titles: Bang a Gong (Get It On)

🏆⚾Bill Foster -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/12/1904 d.9/16/1978 (74)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Pitcher
Misc: Negro League top pitcher
Sports Teams: Memphis Red Sox (1923-24), Chicago American Giants (1923-30, 1932-35, 1937), Birmingham Black Barons (1925), Homestead Grays (1931), Kansas City Monarchs (1931), Pittsburgh Crawfords (1936)

🏆🏀Dave Gavitt -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/26/1937 d.9/16/2011 (73)
Hall of Famer, NBA Executive, College Basketball Coach
Misc: Dartmouth and Providence coach who formed Big East Conference in 1979; U.S. Olympic coach in 1980; chairman of NCAA tournament committee (1981-84); as president of USA Basketball (1988-92), he was primary force behind sending Dream Team to '92 Olympics
Sports Teams: Boston Celtics (executive, 1990-1994)

🏆🏒Bob Cleary -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/21/1936 d.9/16/2015 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Figure, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: RN:Robert Barry Cleary
Misc: (Olympic-gold-1960)

🎵Big Jay McNeely -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/29/1927 N.S. d.9/16/2018 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, Tenor-sax, Bandleader, Blues Guitarist

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