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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for September 28

Last Updated 04-13-2024

⚖🏆🏈Steve Largent -- is 70 in the year 2024 and 71 in the year 2025; b.9/28/1954
Hall of Famer, Congressperson, NFL Wide Receiver
Misc: caught 128 consecutive passes, career 101 TDs, gained 13,089 yards; retired in 1989 after 14 years in Seattle with then NFL records in passes caught (819); Seahawks #80 retired
Sports Teams: Seattle Seahawks (1976-1989)

🏆🏁🏍Fred Merkel -- is 62 in the year 2024 and 63 in the year 2025; b.9/28/1962 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Motorcyclist

🏆🏒Grant Fuhr -- is 62 in the year 2024 and 63 in the year 2025; b.9/28/1962
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Misc: played from 1981-2000
Sports Teams: Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames

🏆Deborah Kathleen "Debbie" Watson -- is 59 in the year 2024 and 60 in the year 2025; b.9/28/1965 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Australian

🏆🏒Brian Christopher Rafalski -- is 51 in the year 2024 and 52 in the year 2025; b.9/28/1973 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, American
Misc: played from 1995-2014
Sports Teams: New Jersey Devils (NHL), Detroit Red Wings (NHL)

🏆🏌Se Ri Pak -- is 47 in the year 2024 and 48 in the year 2025; b.9/28/1977
Hall of Famer, Golfer, South Korean

🏆🥊"Gentleman" John Jackson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/28/1769 d.10/7/1845 (76)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

Frances Elizabeth Willard Willard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/28/1839 N.S. d.2/17/1898 N.S. (58)
Hall of Famer, Social Reformer, Suffragate, Educator (m)
Misc: founder of the Women's Christian Temperance Union

🏆🏁🏊Joseph Aloysius "Joe" Ruddy Sr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/28/1878 N.S. d.11/11/1962 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Poker Player, American

🏆🎾Eleonora Sears -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/28/1881 d.3/16/1968 (86)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

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🏆🥊"Lefty" Tew Tendler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/28/1898 d.11/5/1970 (72)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

💰🎭William S. Paley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/28/1901 d.10/26/1990 (89)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, TV Executive (m)
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
Misc: CBS Founder and Patriarch; 20th century business giant

📰🎭Ed Sullivan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/28/1902 N.S. d.10/13/1974 N.S. (72)
Hall of Famer, Journalist, Columnist, Variety Show Host
Names/Places: MN:Vincent; b. in Manhattan, New York
Misc: The Great Stone Face as the most famous variety show host in the history of TV on his own really big shew, The Ed Sullivan Show (aka The Toast of the Town); had twin bro Daniel who died within a year
TV Shows: Ed Sullivan Show (host)

🏆🥊Max Schmeling -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/28/1905 d.2/2/2005 (99)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, German
Misc: world heavyweight boxing champ (1930-32)

🏆🏈"Turk" Edwards -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/28/1907 d.1/12/1973 (65)
Hall of Famer, NFL Tackle
Names/Places: RFMN:Albert Glen
Misc: all pro 4x
Sports Teams: Boston Braves (player 1932), Boston Redskins (player 1933-1936), Washington Redskins (player 1937-1940), Washington Redskins (assistant coach 1941-1945), Washington Redskins (head coach 1946-1948)

🏆🏌🎾Henry Ellsworth Vines Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/28/1911 d.3/17/1994 (82)
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Tennis Player

🏆🎾Alice Marble -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/28/1913 d.12/13/1990 (77)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: U.S. singles champ 4X's

🎭🏆🏈Tom Harmon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/28/1919 d.3/15/1990 (70)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Football Announcer, NFL Runningback, College Football Player
Names/Places: NN:Ol' 98; Mark's father
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1940), Radio Broadcaster
Sports Teams: University of Michigan (1938-1940), Los Angeles Rams (1946-1947), UCLA (broadcaster 1960s-1970s)

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🏆⚽Joe Maca -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/28/1920 d.7/13/1982 (61)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Belgiumese

🎭🏆Larry Munson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/28/1922 N.S. d.11/20/2011 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, TV Talk Show Host, Sports Announcer

🎵Koko Taylor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/28/1928 d.6/3/2009 (80)
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer
Misc: not b. in 1935

🏆🏁🏇Walter Blum -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/28/1934 N.S. d.3/14/2024 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Horse Jockey

🏆🏈Louis Andrew "Lou" Michaels -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/28/1935 N.S. d.1/19/2016 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Kentucky, Los Angeles Rams (1958-1960), Pittsburgh Steelers (1961-1963), Baltimore Colts (1964-1969), Green Bay Packers (1971)

🎵Ben E. King -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/28/1938 N.S. d.4/30/2015 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Soul Singer
Names/Places: b. in Henderson, NC; RN:Benjamin Earl Nelson
Misc: some say b. Sep 23
Group Names: the Drifters, soloist
Song Titles: Stand By Me, This Magic Moment, Spanish Harlem

🏆🏈Charley Taylor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/28/1941 N.S. d.2/19/2022 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, NFL Wide Receiver, NFL Defensive End
Misc: 8x Pro Bowl
Sports Teams: Washington Redskins (1964-1977)

⚛🏆⚽Stewart Hillis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/28/1943 N.S. d.7/21/2014 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Doctor (m), Physician (m), Soccer Figure, Scottish
Misc: in the Scottish Football Hall of Fame for being the doctor for the Scotland national football team

🎵Bruce Williamson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/28/1970 N.S. d.9/6/2020 N.S. (49)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Group Names: The Temptations

🏆🏁Otto Wilhelm Rudolf Caracciola -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/30/1901 d.9/28/1959 (58)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, German
Misc: Grand Prix motor racing

🏆🎾Norman Brookes -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/14/1877 d.9/28/1968 (90)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🎾Vincent Richards -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/20/1903 d.9/28/1969 (66)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🏀Neil Johnston -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/4/1929 d.9/28/1978 (49)
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward, College Basketball Player
Misc: 4x All-NBA First Team; 3x leading scorer; 6x NBA all-star; high scoring center at Ohio State as collegian, then for Philadelphia Warriors in the 1950s. Led the Warriors to 1955 NBA title.
Sports Teams: Ohio State (1946-1948), Philadelphia Warriors (1951-1959), Pittsburgh Rens (ABL 1961-1962), Philadelphia Warriors (coach 1959-1961)

🏆🏁Ray Hendrick -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/1/1929 d.9/28/1990 (61)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: Modified racing

🎵🎷Miles Davis -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/26/1926 d.9/28/1991 (65)
Hall of Famer, Arranger, Composer, Trumpeter, Bandleader, Jazz Singer
Names/Places: b. in Alton, IL; NN:Prince of Darkness; RN:Miles Dewey Davis III; Cicely Tyson's ex-
Misc: important influential & ambitious cool jazz pioneer; not born May 25

🏆🎾Althea Gibson -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/25/1927 d.9/28/2003 (76)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: 2X U.S. & Wimbledon singles champ; won both Wimbledon and U.S. championships in 1957 and '58; first black to play in either tourney and first to win each title.

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🏆🏁Wallace Gordon "Wally" Parks -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/23/1913 d.9/28/2007 (94)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: was instrumental in establishing drag racing as a legitimate amateur and professional motorsport. He was the founder, president, and chairman of the National Hot Rod Association, better known as NHRA.

Agnes Nixon -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/10/1922 d.9/28/2016 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, Writer (m)
TV Shows: All My Children (creator), One Life to Live (creator)

🏆⚽Alex Ely -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/9/1938 N.S. d.9/28/2021 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Brazilian

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