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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for May 12

Last Updated 05-10-2021

🏆Pat McCormick -- is 91 in the year 2021 and 92 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1930 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete
Misc: won women's platform and springboard gold medals in both 1952 and '56 Olympics.

🏆🏒John Paul "Chief" Bucyk -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1935 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NHL Left Wing, Canadian, Ukrainian
Misc: played 1955-1978
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins

🏆🥊Jerry Roth -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1941 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Boxing Figure
Misc: was one of boxing's leading judges who officiated 225 world title bouts

🎵🎸Steve Winwood -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1948
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Guitarist, Harmonicaist, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Group Names: Spencer Davis Group (lead), Blind Faith, Traffic, soloist
Song Titles: While You See a Chance, Valerie, Back in the High Life Again, Higher Love (with Chaka Khan), Freedom Overspill, Roll With It, Talking Back to the Night, Don't You Know What The Night Can Do?
Album Titles: Arc of a Diver, Talking Back to the Night, Back in the High Life, Roll With It, Refugees of the Heart

🏆🏁🏊Gunnar Larsson -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1951 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Swedish

🎭🎵Kix Brooks -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1955 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Actor, Movie Producer, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Misc: radio: American Country Countdown
Group Names: Brooks & Dunn

🏆🏒Bernie Federko -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1956
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1976-1980
Sports Teams: St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings

🏆🏒David William "Dave" Christian -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1959 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NHL Right Wing, Olympic Athlete
Misc: played 1980-1996; 1980 Olympic Hockey team
Sports Teams: Winnipeg Jets, Washington Capitals, Boston Bruins, St. Louis Blues, Chicago Blackhawks

🏆⚽Thomas Dooley -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1961
Hall of Famer, Soccer Defender, West German

🏆🏁🏊Anne Ottenbrite -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1966 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Canadian

🏆🎾Theodore Pell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1879 d.8/18/1967 (88)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

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🏆⚽Robert Millar -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1890 d.2/22/1967 (76)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
Misc: forward, coach

🏆🏀Harold Olsen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1895 d.10/29/1953 (58)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Wisconsin (player 1914-1917), Bradley (coach 1918-1919), Ripon (coach 1919-1922), Ohio State (coach 1922-1946), Chicago Stags (NBA coach 1946-1949), Northwestern (coach 1950-1952)

🏆🏈🏀Everett Shelton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1898 N.S. d.4/16/1974 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, College Football Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Philips University (football player), University of Wyoming (basketball coach 1939-1959), Sacramento State (basketball coach 1959-1968)

🎵Whitey Ford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1901 N.S. d.6/20/1986 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Country Musician
Names/Places: RN:Benjamin Francis Ford; NN:The Duke Of Paducah
Misc: not to be confused with baseball legend Whitey Ford; country entertainer

🏆🥊William Landon "Gorilla" Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1906 N.S. d.1/4/1982 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆⚾🥊James Dudley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1910 N.S. d.6/1/2004 N.S. (94)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Player, Wrestling Manager
Misc: ran Turner's Arena in Washington D.C.

🏆🎾W. E. "Slew" Hester -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1912 N.S. d.2/8/1993 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

💰🎵Lester Louis Bihari -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1912 d.9/9/1983 (71)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, Music Figure
Misc: co-founder of Modern Records

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🎵Tiny Moore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1920 d.12/15/1987 (67)
Hall of Famer, Country Mandolin
Group Names: Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

🏆⚾"Yogi" Berra -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1925 d.9/22/2015 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Coach, MLB Catcher
Names/Places: b. in St. Louis, Mo.; RFMN:Lawrence Peter or RFN:Larry
Misc: AL MVP 1951, 1954, 1955; once played 148 error-less games in a row; played on 14 World Series winners with NY Yankees; managed both Yankees (1964) and NY Mets (1973) to pennants.
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (player 1946-1963, manager 1964 and 1984-1985, coach 1976-1983), New York Mets (player 1965, manager 1972-1974, coach 1965-1971), Houston Astros (coach 1986-1989)

🎵Henry R. "Hank" Cosby -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1928 N.S. d.1/22/2002 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Arranger, Songwriter, Musician
Misc: he worked for Motown Records during the company's early and formative years in Detroit

🏆🎳Tommy Tuttle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1929 N.S. d.11/29/2004 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆🎳Les Schissler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1930 d.9/9/2013 (83)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

⛪🎭🎵George Carlin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1937 d.6/22/2008 (71)
Hall of Famer, Protestant, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, TV Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, Radio Disc Jock
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Book Titles: Sometimes a Little Brain Damange Can Help, Brain Droppings (also AB:), Napalm and Silly Putty (also AB:), When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? (also AB:), Three Times Carlin: An Orgy of George, Watch My Language, Last Words, AB: More Napalm and Silly Putty, George Carlin Reads to You;
Album Titles: Take-Offs and Put-Ons, FM and AM, Class Clown, Occupation: Foole, Toledo Window Box, An Evening with Wally Londo Featuring Bill Slaszo, On the Road, A Place for My Stuff, Carlin at Carnegie, Carlin on Campus, Playin' with Your Head, What Am I Doing in New Jersey?, You Are All Diseased, Complaints and Grievances, Life is Worth Losing, It's Bad For Ya
TV Shows: That Girl (as George Lester), Shining Time Station (as Mr. Conductor), George Carlin Show (as George O'Grady), The Ed Sullivan Show (multiple appearances), Saturday Night Live (guest host #1 and hosted episode 183)
Movie Titles: With Six You Get Eggroll, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, The Prince of Tides, Godzilla (1998), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Tarzan II, Cars, The Aristrocrats (2005), Happily N'Ever After, Outrageous Fortune, Americathon, Car Wash, Jersey Girl
Video Games: Cars (as Fillmore)

🏆⚽Alan Ball Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1945 d.4/25/2007 (61)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English

🏆🏁🏊Carl Robie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1945 N.S. d.11/29/2011 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: RN: Carl Joseph Robie III

🎵🎸Ian McLagan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1945 d.12/3/2014 (69)
Hall of Famer, Organist, Rock & Roll Keyboardist, English
Misc: UP says b. 1944 or 1946
Group Names: The Small Faces, Faces, Ian McLagan (own band)

🏆🎾Bertha Townsend Toulmin -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/7/1869 d.5/12/1909 (40)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🏁Tony Bettenhausen -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/12/1916 d.5/12/1961 (44)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: Indianapolis 500

🏆⚾Henry "Heinie" Manush -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/20/1901 N.S. d.5/12/1971 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, MLB Left Fielder
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers (1923-1927), St. Louis Browns (1928-1930), Washington Senators (1930-1935), Boston Red Sox (1936), Brooklyn Dodgers (1937-1938), Pittsburgh Pirates (1938-1939)

🎵Victor "Vic" Feldman -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/7/1934 N.S. d.5/12/1987 N.S. (53)
Hall of Famer, Drummer, Pianist, Vibraharpist, English

🏆🏒Walter Earl Seibert -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/7/1911 d.5/12/1990 (78)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1931-1947
Sports Teams: New York Rangers, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings

🎭🎵Perry Como -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/18/1912 d.5/12/2001 (88)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Variety Show Host, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Canonsburg, PA; RLN:Pierino Roland
TV Shows: Perry Como Show, Kraft Music Hall

🏆🥊Mary Ann Kostecki -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/11/1934 N.S. d.5/12/2008 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Penny Banner

🏆🏁A. J. Watson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1924 d.5/12/2014 (90)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: in the Motorsports Hall of Fame though not a racer but a car builder and chief mechanic from 1949 to 1984 in the Indianapolis 500, winning the race seven times.

🏆🏈Yale Lary -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/24/1930 d.5/12/2017 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player
Misc: 74 yard punt, 9x Pro Bowl, 5x First Team All-Pro, 3x NFL champ
Sports Teams: Detroit Lions (1952-1953, 1956-1964)

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