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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for January 20

Last Updated 02-18-2021

🏆🏀Norm Stewart -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.1/20/1935
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Basketball Hall of Fame
TV Shows: University of Missouri (player 1953-1956, coach 1967-1999), State College of Iowa (1961-1966)

🏆🏀Bailey E. Howell -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.1/20/1937
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward
Misc: 2x NBA Champion (1968-1969); 6x NBA All-Star (1961-1964, 1966-1967); All-NBA Second Team (1963); in the College and Pro Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Detroit Pistons (1959-1964), Baltimore Bullets (1964-1966), Boston Celtics (1966-1970), Philadelphia 76ers (1970-1971)

🏆⛸Carol Heiss Jenkins -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.1/20/1940
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete
Misc: five women's world titles for figure skating [1956-60]; won Olympic silver medal in 1956 and gold in '60; married 1956 men's gold medalist Hayes Jenkins.

🏆🎳Wayne Zahn -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.1/20/1941
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🎵🎸Paul Stanley -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.1/20/1952
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer, Rhythm Guitarist, Heavy Metal Performer
Names/Places: RLN:Eisen
Misc: AP says 1950
Group Names: KISS

🏆John Neilson Robertson -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.1/20/1953
Hall of Famer, Soccer Left Winger, Scottish

🏆🏁🏊John Naber -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.1/20/1956 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: b. in Evanston, Ill.
Misc: won 4 gold medals and a silver in 1976 Olympics.

🏆⚽Steve Bloomer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/20/1874 d.4/16/1938 (64)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Center Forward, Soccer Manager, English

🏆🏁🏊Carl Johansson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/20/1874 N.S. d.9/30/1957 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, Swedish
Names/Places: RN: Carl Hjalmar August Johansson

🎵Leadbelly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/20/1888 d.12/6/1949 (61)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Blues Singer, Folk Singer
Names/Places: RN:Huddie William Ledbetter; NN:The King Of The 12 String Guitar Players
Misc: no source knows for sure when he was born; he influenced many folk and blues artists

🏆🎳Otto Stein Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/20/1893 d.3/16/1949 (56)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

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🏆⚽Harry Ratican -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/20/1894 d.8/22/1964 (70)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

✍⛪🎭🎵George Burns -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/20/1896 d.3/9/1996 (100)
Hall of Famer, Author, Jewish, TV/Movie/Stage/Radio Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Gracie Allen's hubby; RN:Nathan Birnbaum
Misc: He was booked on his 100th birthday (Jan 1996) at the London Palladum but changed it to Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas
TV Shows: Burns & Allen Show (as himself)
Movie Titles: The Sunshine Boys, Oh God!, Going in Style

🏆⚽Phil Stone -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/20/1907 d.11/4/2003 (96)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

🏆🏁🏊Masanori Yusa -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/20/1915 N.S. d.3/8/1975 N.S. (60)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese

🏆🏈Frank Joseph Kush -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/20/1929 N.S. d.6/22/2017 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, College Football Coach, College Football Player, CFL Figure, USFL Figure, Football Coach
Sports Teams: Arizona State (coach 1955-1979)

🏆🏁Edward Glenn Roberts Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/20/1929 d.7/2/1964 (35)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Names/Places: NN:Fireball
Misc: one of the pioneering race car drivers of NASCAR; 1962 Daytona 500 winner; 33 race wins.

🎵Billy Powell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/20/1942 N.S. d.5/26/1977 N.S. (35)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: RFN:William
Group Names: The O'Jays

🏆⚾Josh Gibson -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/21/1911 N.S. d.1/20/1947 N.S. (35)
Hall of Famer, MLB Catcher
Names/Places: NN:The Negro Babe Ruth
Misc: hit 800+ home runs
Sports Teams: Homestead Grays (1930-1931), Pittsburgh Crawfords (1932-1936), Dragones de Ciudad Trujillo (1937), Homestead Grays (1937-1939), Azules de Veracruz (1940-1941), Homestead Grays (1942-1946)

🏆⚾🏈🏀Ward Louis "Piggy" Lambert -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/28/1888 N.S. d.1/20/1958 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Sports Executive, College Baseball Player, College Baseball Coach, College Football Player, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: NBL commissioner 1946-1949; in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Wabash College (football player 1900, basketball player 1909-1922, baseball player c. 1910), Lebanon HS (basketball coach 1912-1916), Purdue University (basketball coach 1916-1917, 1918-1946, baseball coach 1917, 1919-1935, 1945-1946)

💰🎵Alan Freed -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/15/1921 N.S. d.1/20/1965 N.S. (43)
Hall of Famer, Executive, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock
Names/Places: RN: Albert James Freed
Misc: The Father & coiner of the term "Rock & Roll"; payola accepter

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🏆🏒Aubrey "Dit" Clapper -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/9/1907 d.1/20/1978 (70)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, NHL Right Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1927-1947
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins

🎭🏆🏁🏊Johnny Weissmuller -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/2/1904 N.S. d.1/20/1984 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, TV/Movie Actor, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Austrian, Hungarian
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; RFN:Peter John; wed 5x's; d. in Acapulco, Mexico
Misc: won 52 national championships, 5 Olympic gold medals; set 67 world records; was the first to swim 100m freestyle under a minute; some say b. in 1903 or d. 1-21
TV Shows: Jungle Jim (star)
Movie Titles: Tarzan (series 1932-1948)

🏆🏒Herbert A. "Herbie" Lewis -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/17/1906 N.S. d.1/20/1991 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1928-1941
Sports Teams: Calgary Hustlers, Calgary Canadians, Duluth Hornets, Detroit Cougars, Detroit Falcons, Detroit Red Wings, Indianapolis Capitals

🏆⚽Sir Alexander Matthew "Matt" Busby -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/26/1909 N.S. d.1/20/1994 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, Scottish
Misc: CBE, KCSG; Soccer manager for the Manchester United 1945-69, 70-71

🏆🥊Bobo Brazil -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/10/1924 d.1/20/1998 (73)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Houston Harris

🏆🥊Duilio Loi -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/19/1929 d.1/20/2008 (78)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Italian

🏆🏈Dante Lavelli -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/23/1923 d.1/20/2009 (85)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player
Misc: AAFC/NFL end, 3x NFL champ, 4x AAFC champ, 3x Pro Bowl, 3x First Team All-Pro, 2x Second Team All-Pro
Sports Teams: Cleveland Browns (1946-1956)

🎵Etta James -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/25/1938 d.1/20/2012 (73)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles, CA; RN:Jamesetta Hawkins; NN:Miss Peaches
Misc: Blues-Soul-Pop stylist

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