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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for May 11

Last Updated 03-02-2021

🎵🎸Eric Burdon -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.5/11/1941
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer, Rock & Roll Musician, English
Names/Places: MN:Victor
Misc: most sources including the AP wire say May 11
Group Names: The Animals (lead), War (lead)

✍🏆Mike Lupica -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.5/11/1952 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Writer, Sports Journalist

🎵Mark Joel Herndon -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.5/11/1955
Hall of Famer, Drummer, Country Singer
Group Names: Alabama

🏆⚾Charlie Gehringer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/11/1903 d.1/21/1993 (89)
Hall of Famer, MLB Second Baseman
Names/Places: NN:Mechanical Man; RFN:Charles Leonard
Misc: AL MVP 1937, 6x All-Star; Tigers #2 retired
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers (1924-1942)

🏆⚾Nestor George Chylak Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/11/1922 d.2/17/1982 (59)
Hall of Famer, MLB Umpire

🏆⚽Jackie Milburn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/11/1924 d.10/9/1988 (64)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: centre forwarder who, as a member of the association football (soccer) team Newcastle United (1946-56), scored more than 170 goals in 354 league appearances and led the team to the FA Cup

🏆🏁Julius Timothy "Tim" Flock -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/11/1924 N.S. d.3/31/1998 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: one of NASCAR's early pioneers, and a two-time series champion. He was a brother to NASCAR's second female driver Ethel Mobley and NASCAR pioneers Bob Flock and Fonty Flock. 39 race wins.

🏆🎳Tom Hennessey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/11/1925 d.7/16/2001 (76)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: won four ABC Tournament titles in four years from 1962-65.

🏆🏁🏊Donald Ward "Don" McKenzie Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/11/1947 N.S. d.12/3/2008 N.S. (61)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🎵🎸Butch Trucks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/11/1947 N.S. d.1/24/2017 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Drummer
Names/Places: RN:Claude Hudson Trucks
Group Names: The Allman Brothers Band

🏆🎾Ellen Hansell -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/18/1869 d.5/11/1937 (67)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🎵Lester Raymond Flatt -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/19/1914 d.5/11/1979 (64)
Hall of Famer, Mandolin, Country Singer/Guitarist, Bluegrass Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Overton County, TN
Misc: b. June 14 or 28?
Song Titles: The Ballad of Jed Clampett (with Earl Scruggs)

🎵🎸Bob Marley -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/6/1945 d.5/11/1981 (36)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Reggae Singer, Jamaican
Names/Places: RFN:Robert Nesta; d. in a Miami hospital of brain and lung cancer.
Misc: has a holiday in Jamaica; birthdate acc to tradition though no Jamacian birth certificate exists; April 6 was his DOB according to his passport
Group Names: Bob Marley and the Wailers (lead)
Song Titles: Get Up Stand Up, I Shot the Sheriff, No Woman No Cry, Roots Rock Reggae, Exodus, Waiting in Vain, Jamming, One Love, Is This Love, Satisfy My Soul, So Much Trouble in the World, Could You Be Loved, Three Little Birds, Redemption Song, Reggae on Broadway, Buffalo Soldier, Iron Lion Zion, Why Should I, Keep On Moving, Sun is Shining (with Funkstar Deluxe), Turn Your Lights Down Low (featuring Lauryn Hill), Rainbow Country (vs Funkstar Deluxe), Jammin' (with MC Lyte), Slogans, Africa Unite, Stand Up Jamrock
Album Titles: Catch a Fire, Burnin', Natty Dread, Rastaman Vibration, Exodus, Kaya, Survival, Uprising, Confrontation
Video Titles: Live at the Rainbow, The Bob Marley Story: Caribbean Nights

🏆🏈Fritz Pollard -- Death 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)

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🎵🎸Noel Redding -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/25/1945 d.5/11/2003 (57)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Rock & Roll Bassist, English
Group Names: Jimi Hendrix Experience

🏆🥊Floyd Patterson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/4/1935 d.5/11/2006 (71)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in Waco, N.C.
Misc: Olympic middleweight champ in 1952; world heavyweight champion (1956-59,60-62); was the first boxer to regain the heavyweight crown; pro record 55-8-1 with 40 KOs.

🏆🥊Judy Grable -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/21/1935 N.S. d.5/11/2008 N.S. (72)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: NN:The Barefoot Contessa; RN:Nellya Baughman

🎵🎸John Rutsey -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/23/1952 d.5/11/2008 (55)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Drummer, Canadian
Group Names: Rush

🏆🏈Jack Butler -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/12/1927 d.5/11/2013 (85)
Hall of Famer, NFL Cornerback
Misc: 4x Pro Bowl
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers (1951-1959)

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