🏆🏀Phil Jackson -- is 75 in the year 2020 and 76 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1945
Hall of Famer, NBA Executive, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Misc: he won eleven NBA titles as a coach: six with Michael Jordan the Chicago Bulls and five with Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, and with that, he surpassed the previous record of nine set by Red Auerbach; NBA champion as reserve forward with New York in 1973 (injured when Knicks won in '70); coached Chicago to three straight NBA titles (1991-93); entered 1994-95 season with 356 wins (including playoffs) in just 5 seasons.
Sports Teams: New York Knicks (as player, 1967-1978), New Jersey Nets (as player 1978-1980, as coach, 1978-1981), Albany Patroons (coach, 1982-1987), Chicago Bulls (coach, 1987-1998), Los Angeles Lakers (1999-2011), New York Knicks (president since 2014)
🏆⚽William Arthur "Billy" Bonds -- is 74 in the year 2020 and 75 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1946 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, English
🏆Lesley Leigh Bush -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1947 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American
🏆🥊Jim Cornette -- is 59 in the year 2020 and 60 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1961 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Wrestling Manager
Names/Places: aka James Mark Cornette
Misc: Promoter, Booker
🏆🥊Michael Carbajal -- is 53 in the year 2020 and 54 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1967
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Names/Places: NN: Little Hands of Stone
🏆⚾Andrew "Rube" Foster -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1879 d.12/9/1930 (51)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Pitcher
Misc: in Negro Leagues as Pitcher & Manager
Sports Teams: Chicago Union Giants (1902), Cuban X-Giants (1903), Philadelphia Giants (1904-06), Leland Giants (1907-10), Chicago American Giants (1911-17), Leland Giants (manager, 1907-10), Chicago American Giants (manager, 1911-26)
🏆🏒Blair Russel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1880 d.12/7/1961 (81)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player, Canadian
Misc: played 1899-1910; helped the Victorias to several Stanley Cup wins during his carrer
Sports Teams: Montreal Victorias
🏆🥊Billy Papke -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1886 d.11/26/1936 (50)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
🏆⚽Jock Ferguson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1887 d.9/19/1973 (86)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
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🏆🏁🏊Harrison Smith "Harry" Glancy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1904 N.S. d.9/22/2002 N.S. (98)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
🏆🏀Bertha Teague -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1906 N.S. d.6/13/1991 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Coach
Misc: coached Byng High School team in Ada, Oklahoma for 42 years (from 1927 to 1969)
🏆🥊Wesley Ramey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1909 d.3/10/1997 (87)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
🎭🎵Hank Williams Sr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1923 d.1/1/1953 (29)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RFN:Hiram King
🎵Bill Black -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1926 d.10/21/1965 (39)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Bassist
Names/Places: b. in Memphis, TN
Misc: soul & country genres; in Elvis Presley's band; warm-up act during the Beatles' American tour
🏆🏈George Frederick Blanda -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1927 d.9/27/2010 (83)
Hall of Famer, NFL Kicker
Names/Places: NN:Iron Man
Misc: QB/placekicker; NFL's all-time leading scorer (2,002 points); led Houston to 2 AFL titles (1960-61); played 26 pro seasons; retired at 48.
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears (1949), Baltimore Colts (1950), Chicago Bears (1950-1958), Houston Oilers (1960-1966), Oakland Raiders (1967-1975)
🏆🏁Sir Stirling Moss -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1929 N.S. d.4/12/2020 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, English
Misc: won 194 of 466 career races and 16 Formula One events, but was never world champion.
🏆🎾Maureen "Mo" Connolly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1934 N.S. d.6/21/1969 N.S. (34)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Names/Places: LN:Brinker; NN:Little Mo
Misc: won tennis "Grand Slam" '53, 3X AP Woman-Athlete-of-the-Year
🎵Little Milton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1934 d.8/4/2005 (70)
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer, Blues Guitarist
Names/Places: LN:Campbell Jr.
🎵Jimmy Yancey -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/20/1898 d.9/17/1951 (53)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Pianist, Blues Singer
Misc: Boogie woogie
🏆⚽Davey Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/18/1898 d.9/17/1970 (71)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Forward
🎭Red Skelton -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/18/1913 d.9/17/1997 (84)
Hall of Famer, Radio Actor, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Vincennes, IN; aka Freddie the Freeloader; RFMN:Richard Bernard
Misc: he performed The Pledge of Allegiance on his show that proved so popular that Columbia Records released it as a single; he is a specialist in painting clowns
TV Shows: Red Skelton Show (host)
🎭🎵Frankie Vaughan -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1928 N.S. d.9/17/1999 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Dancer, Singer, English
🏆🎳Dick Hoover -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/15/1929 d.9/17/2009 (79)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
🏆🥊Bobby Heenan -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/1/1944 d.9/17/2017 N.S. (72)
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Raymond Louis "Ray" Heenan; aka Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
Misc: former wrestling manager, wrestler and color commentator
🏆🏈Larry Wilson -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/24/1938 N.S. d.9/17/2020 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Safety
Misc: 8x Pro Bowl, 8x All-Pro; Cardinals #8 retired
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (player 1960-1972), coach 1973-1979), Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals (1988-1993 as Phoenix and 1994-2002 as Arizona)
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