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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for May 5

Last Updated 05-10-2021

🏆🥊William F. "Bill" Watts Jr. -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.5/5/1939 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: aka "Cowboy" Bill Watts
Misc: Wrestling promoter

🏆🏈🏀Terry Wayne Baker -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.5/5/1941
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player, CFL Figure, Basketball Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1962); in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Oregon State, Los Angeles Rams (1963-1965), Edmonton Eskimos (1966)

🏆🏀Billie Moore -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.5/5/1943 N.S.
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Misc: coached the 1976 women's Olympic basketball team
Sports Teams: Cal State Fullerton (coach 1969-1977), UCLA (coach 1977-1993)

🎵🎸Bill Ward -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.5/5/1948
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Drummer, English
Group Names: Black Sabbath

🏆🎳Gary Bower -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.5/5/1951
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆🏒Frederick E. "Fred" Scanlan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/5/1877 N.S. d.11/11/1950 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, NHL Forward, Canadian
Misc: Was an amateur player in the era before professional ice hockey

🏆⚾Charles "Chief" Bender -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/5/1884 N.S. d.5/22/1954 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: RFN:Charles Albert
Misc: 3x World Series champ, AL pennant winner; the only American Indian in baseball's Hall of Fame.
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (1903-1914), Baltimore Terrapins (1915), Philadelphia Phillies (1916-1917), Chicago White Sox (1925)

🎭Freeman F. Gosden -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/5/1899 d.12/10/1982 (83)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Radio Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: Amos 'n Andy's Amos star & co-creator
TV Shows: Calvin & the Colonel (as Colonel)

🎵"Blind" Willie McTell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/5/1901 d.8/19/1959 (58)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Accordionist, Harmonicaist, Kazoo, Violinist, Blues Performer
Misc: some say b. 1898

🏆🏈Tony Canadeo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/5/1919 d.11/29/2003 (84)
Hall of Famer, NFL Halfback
Names/Places: NN:The Gray Ghost of Gonzaga
Misc: Packers Hall of Fame and #3 retired
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers (1941-1944, 1946-1952)

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🏆🏌William Campbell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/5/1923 d.8/30/2013 (90)
Hall of Famer, Golfer

🎵Marshall Grant -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/5/1928 N.S. d.8/7/2011 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Bassist

✍🎭Douglas Marland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/5/1934 d.3/6/1993 (58)
Hall of Famer, Screen/Scriptwriter, TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Misc: wrote for soap operas Another World, Doctors, General Hospital, Guiding Light, As The World Turns

🎵Johnnie Taylor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/5/1934 N.S. d.5/31/2000 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Gospel Singer, Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: RN: Johnnie Harrison Taylor
Group Names: The Soul Stirrers, soloist
Song Titles: Disco Lady

🎭🎵Tammy Wynette -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/5/1942 d.4/6/1998 (55)
Hall of Famer, TV Actress, Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Red Bay, Al.; RN:Virginia Wynette Pugh; George Jones' ex-; NN: The First Lady of Country Music; wed 5x's
Song Titles: Stand By Your Man

🏆🏌Leo Diegel -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/27/1899 d.5/5/1951 (52)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: prominent in the 1920s and 1930s

🎵Reverend Gary Davis -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/30/1896 d.5/5/1972 (76)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer, Banjoist, Harmonicaist, Pianist, Blues Guitarist

🏆🏁Joshua Agajanian -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/16/1913 d.5/5/1984 (70)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Names/Places: NN:J.C. or Aggie
Misc: was an influential figure in American motorsports history. He was a promoter and race car owner.

⚛🏆🏄Thomas Edward "Tom" Blake -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/8/1902 N.S. d.5/5/1994 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, Inventor, Surfer, American
Misc: improved the design of surfboards

⚛🏆🏁🏊Adolph Kiefer -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/27/1918 N.S. d.5/5/2017 N.S. (98)
Hall of Famer, Inventor, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1936); inventor of competetive swim equipment and water safety gear.

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