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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for January 27

Last Updated 02-18-2021

🎵🎸Nicky Berkeley "Nick" Mason -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.1/27/1944
Hall of Famer, Composer, Songwriter, Singer, Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Group Names: Pink Floyd (original member)

🎵Nedra Talley Ross -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.1/27/1946
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Ronettes

🏆🏈Billy "White Shoes" Johnson -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.1/27/1952
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player
Misc: 3x Pro Bowl, 3x First-Team All-Pro; in the College Football Hall of Fame; Punt Returner
Sports Teams: Widener College in Pennsylvania, Houston Oilers (1974-1980), Montreal Alouettes (1981), Atlanta Falcons (1982-1987), Washington Redskins (1988)

🏆🎾Marat Safin -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.1/27/1980
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Russian

🏆🏈Fritz Pollard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/27/1894 d.5/11/1986 (92)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Runningback
Misc: the first black head coach of the NFL; in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Akron Pros (coach 1921), Hammond Pros (coach 1925), Chicago Black Hawks (coach 1928), Akron Pros (player 1920-1921), Union Club of Phoenixville (player 1920), Milwaukee Badgers (player 1922), Gilberton Cadamounts (player 1923-1924), Hammond Pros (player 1923-1925), Akron Indians (player 1925), Providence Steam Roller (player 1925), Akron Indians (player 1926), Chicago Black Hawks (player 1928)

🏆🏈🥊Art Rooney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/27/1901 d.8/25/1988 (87)
Hall of Famer, NFL Owner, Boxer, Olympic Athlete
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers (founder and owner 1933-death)

🎵Elmore James -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/27/1918 d.5/24/1963 (45)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Blues Singer
Names/Places: NN:King of the Slide Guitar
Misc: some say b. Jan 18

🎵Bobby "Blue" Bland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/27/1930 d.6/23/2013 (83)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Gospel Singer, Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: RFN:Robert Calvin
Group Names: The Beale Streeters, soloist

🏆🥊Rolland "Red" Bastien -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/27/1931 N.S. d.8/11/2012 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler

⚛💰🏆🏀Jerry Buss -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/27/1934 d.2/18/2013 (79)
Hall of Famer, Chemist, Philanthropist, NBA Executive
Misc: the longtime owner of the Lakers whose penchant for showmanship helped turn the game of basketball intoShowtim and who led the team to 10 NBA championships.
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Lakers (majority owner)

🎨✍⚛John James Audubon -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/26/1785 d.1/27/1851 (65)
Hall of Famer, Painter, Author, Naturalist, Ornithologist, Haitian
Misc: painted over 500 paintings of North American birds

🏆🏒Percy Lesueur -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/18/1881 d.1/27/1962 (80)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Goalie, Canadian
Misc: played 1903-1916; inventor of the large goalie glove
Sports Teams: Smiths Falls Seniors (OHA/FAHL), Ottawa Senators (ECAHA/CHA/NHA), Toronto Shamrocks (NHA), Toronto Blueshirts (NHA)

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🎵Mahalia Jackson -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/26/1911 d.1/27/1972 (60)
Hall of Famer, Contralto, Gospel Singer
Names/Places: b. in New Orleans, LA; NN:Queen of the Gospel Song
Misc: some say b. 1912 or d. Jan 26

🏆🎾Allison Danzig -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/27/1898 d.1/27/1987 (88)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🎭🏆🥊André Rene Roussimoff -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/19/1946 N.S. d.1/27/1993 N.S. (46)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Wrestler, French
Names/Places: aka: André the Giant
Misc: 7'4" tall; d. at 49?

🏆🏒Earl Bartholome -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/21/1914 N.S. d.1/27/2002 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player
Names/Places: RN:Earl Bartholomew
Sports Teams: Minneapoilis Millers (USHL), Rochester Cardinals (AHL), Cleveland Barons (AHL)

⛪🎭Cloris Leachman -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/30/1926 N.S. d.1/27/2021 N.S. (94)
Hall of Famer, Protestant, TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: b. in Des Moines, IA
TV Shows: Charlie Wild-Private Detective (as Effie Perrine), Bob & Ray, Lassie (as Ruth Martin), Mary Tyler Moore Show (as Phyllis Lindstrom, also in Phyllis), The Facts of Life (as Beverly Ann Stickle), Backstairs at the White House, Walter & Emily (as Emily), The Simpsons (as Mrs. Glick), Raising Hope (as Maw Maw)
Movie Titles: Young Frankenstein, Spanglish

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