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

Last Updated 07-27-2021

🏆🏈Dave Casper -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.9/26/1951 N.S. or 2/2/1952 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Tight End
Names/Places: NN:The Ghost
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl, 5x First Team All-Pro; in both the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame; Super Bowl XI
Sports Teams: Oakland Raiders (1974-1980), Houston Oilers (1980-1983), Minnesota Vikings (1983), Los Angeles Raiders (1984)

🏆🏌Neil Coles -- is 87 in the year 2021 and 88 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1934
Hall of Famer, Golfer, English

🎵Mike Leech -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1941 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Guitarist

🎵Bryan Ferry -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1945 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Pop Singer, English
Names/Places: FN:Lord Byron Ferrare
Group Names: Roxy Music (lead singer), soloist
Song Titles: Love is the Drug, Dance Away, Angel Eyes, More Than This, Let's Stick Together, Slave to Love, Don't Stop the Dance

🏆🏁🏊Richard William "Dick" Roth -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1947 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🎵🎸Tiran Porter -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1948 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Composer, Singer, Guitarist, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: The Doobie Brothers

🎵🎸Craig Chaquico -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1954
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Jefferson Starship, Starship

🏆🏒Craig Janney -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1967
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, American
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins, St. Louis Blues, San Jose Sharks, Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders

🏆🏁🏊Gary Hall Jr. -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.9/26/1974 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆⚽Bob Crompton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1879 d.3/16/1941 (61)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English

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🏆🏒Clinton Stevenson "Praying Benny" Benedict -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1892 d.11/12/1976 (84)
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Misc: played 1912-1931
Sports Teams: Ottawa Senators, Montreal Maroons

🏆🏀William A. Reid -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1893 N.S. d.10/10/1955 N.S. (62)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Colgate University (coach 1919-1928)

🏆🏀John Bunn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1898 N.S. d.8/13/1979 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Unversity of Kansas (player 1917-21, assistant coach 1921-1930), Stanford University (coach 1930-1946), Springfield College (coach 1946-1956), Colorado State College (coach 1956-1963)

🏆🏁William H. G. France -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1909 d.6/7/1992 (82)
Hall of Famer, Sports Figure, Auto Racer
Misc: Racing executive & pioneer; founded Daytona 500

🏆🏁🏊Lenore Kight -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1911 N.S. d.2/9/2000 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Lenore Wingard

🏆🏒Vic Heyliger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1912 N.S. d.10/4/2006 N.S. (94)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Hockey Coach
Sports Teams: Michigan (1934-1937), St. Paul Saints (1937-1938), Chicago Blackhawks (1937-1938), Detroit Holzbaugh (1938-1939), Chicago Blackhawks (1943-1944) Illinois (coach 1939-1943), Michigan (coach 1943-1944), West Germany National Team (1961-1963), U.S. National Team (1965-1966), Air Force (1968-1974)

🏆🏒Frank Brimsek -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1913 d.11/11/1998 (85)
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender
Names/Places: aka Francis Charles "Mister Zero" Brimsek
Misc: played from 1938-1950
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks

🏆🏒Clifford Joseph "Fido" Purpur -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1914 N.S. d.2/21/2001 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, NHL Player
Misc: played from 1933-1947
Sports Teams: St. Louis Eagles, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings

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🏆🏒Austie Harding -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1917 N.S. d.2/25/1991 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player

🎭🎵Marty Robbins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1925 d.12/8/1982 (57)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country Performer
Names/Places: b. in Glendale, AZ; RN:Martin David Robinson
Misc: Grand Ole Opry regular; stock car racer
Song Titles: I'll Go On Alone, Singing The Blues, A White Sport Coat, El Paso, Don't Worry
Album Titles: Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, Return of the Gunfighter, R.F.D., Drifter, Tonight Carmen, I Walk Alone, El Paso City, Adios Amigo

⚖🏆Lawrence "Larry" Fleisher -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1930 N.S. d.5/4/1989 N.S. (58)
Hall of Famer, Attorney, Sports Figure
Misc: Sports Agent

🎵Creadal Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1940 N.S. d.8/25/1994 N.S. (53)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Musician
Group Names: Chi-Lites

Daniel Boone -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/22/1734 O.S. or 11/2/1734 N.S. d.9/26/1820 (85)
Hall of Famer, Explorer, Frontiersman, Pioneer
Names/Places: b. in Reading, PA; d. in Missouri
Misc: November 2=N.S.; the raging fave of the mid 1950s; best remembered for helping to establish a passage through the Cumberland Gap in the Appalachian Mountains, opening the route to Kentucky and the west.

🎵Bessie Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1894 d.9/26/1937 (43)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Blues Singer, Lesbian
Names/Places: NN:Empress of the Blues
Misc: some say b. 1895

🏆🎾Ellen Roosevelt -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/20/1868 d.9/26/1954 (86)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🎭Charles J. Correll -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1890 d.9/26/1972 (82)
Hall of Famer, TV/Radio Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Peoria, IL; RFN:Andy
Misc: some say b. Feb 2
TV Shows: Calvin & the Colonel (as Calvin), Amos 'n' Andy (co-creator & Andy)

🏆🏁Ralph Lee Earnhardt -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/23/1928 d.9/26/1973 (45)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Names/Places: father of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and grandfather of Dale Earnhardt Jr.

🏆⚾Ernest N. "Ernie" Lombardi -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/6/1908 N.S. d.9/26/1977 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, MLB Catcher
Misc: NL MVP 1938
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Robins (1931), Cincinnati Reds (1932-1941), Boston Braves (1942), New York Giants (1943-1947)

🏆🏀Thomas B. "Tom" Barlow -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/9/1896 N.S. d.9/26/1983 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Sphas, Philadelphia Warriors

🏆🏁🏊Noboru Terada -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/25/1917 N.S. d.9/26/1986 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese

🏆⚽James "Jimmy" Delaney -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/3/1914 N.S. d.9/26/1989 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🏆🏌Byron Nelson -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/4/1912 d.9/26/2006 (94)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Names/Places: RFN:John
Misc: learning golf as a caddy, Nelson become one of the greatest golfers ever, once winning eleven tournaments in a row in 1945. He won the Masters twice and the PGA twice.

🏆🏒William Wadsworth "Bill" Wirtz -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/5/1929 N.S. d.9/26/2007 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, NHL Owner
Misc: was the chief executive officer and controlling shareholder of the family-owned Wirtz Corporation
Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks (owned for 41 years)

🏆🏒John Joseph "Jack" Kirrane Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/20/1928 N.S. d.9/26/2016 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete

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