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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for May 18

Last Updated 05-10-2021

🎵Jack Ashford -- is 87 in the year 2021 and 88 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1934 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Percussionist, Tambourinist

🏆⚾Brooks Robinson Jr. -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1937
Hall of Famer, Baseball Announcer, MLB Third Baseman
Names/Places: NN:The Human Vacuum Cleaner; b. in Little Rock, Ark.; MN:Calbert
Misc: 16x Gold Glove 1960-1975, AL MVP 1964, All Star MVP 1966; career span 1955-77; led AL in fielding 12 times from 1960-72 with the Baltimore Orioles; World Series MVP in 1970 (played in four World Series); 2,848 career hits
Sports Teams: Baltimore Orioles

🏆⚾Reggie (Baseball) Jackson -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1946
Hall of Famer, MLB Outfielder
Names/Places: b. in Wyncotte, Pa; NN:Mr. October
Misc: 14x All-Star, slugger led AL in HRs 4 times; AL MVP 1973; played on 5 World Series winners wih Oakland, NY Yankees; World Series MVP in 1973 (Athletics), and in 1977 (Yankees); hit 5 HRs in the World Series; 563 career HRs; all-time strikeout leader (2,597); Athletics #9 retired, Yankees #44 retired
Sports Teams: Kansas City / Oakland Athletics (1967-1975), Baltimore Orioles (1976), New York Yankees (1977-1981), California Angels (1982-1986), Oakland Athletics (1987)

🎵Joe Bonsall -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1948
Hall of Famer, Baritone, Musician, Country Performer, Country Singer
Misc: some say b. 1943 or 1944
Group Names: The Oak Ridge Boys

🎵🎸Rick Wakeman -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1949
Hall of Famer, Composer, Rock & Roll Singer, Rock & Roll Keyboardist, English
Group Names: Strawbs, Yes, Anderson-Bruford-Wakeman-Howe, soloist

🎭🎵George Strait -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1952
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Pianist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: NN: the King of Country; b. in Pearsall, TX
Misc: had numerous #1 singles and albums on the country charts since the 1980s
Song Titles: Fool-Hearted Memory

🏆🎾Yannick Noah -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1960
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, French
Misc: some say May 16 1961

🏆🏒Jari Kurri -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1960
Hall of Famer, NHL Right Wing, Finnish
Misc: played 1977-1998; 5x Stanley Cup champion
Sports Teams: Jokerit, Edmonton Oilers, HC Milano Devils, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Colorado Avalanche

🏆Brad Friedel -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1971 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Goal Keeper, American

🏆🏒Karyn Lynn Bye-Dietz -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1971 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete

🏆🎾Fred Perry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/18/1909 d.2/2/1995 (85)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, English
Misc: 3-time Wimbledon champ (1934-36), last native to win All-England men's title.

🎵🎷"Big" Joe Turner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/18/1911 d.11/23/1985 (74)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Blues Singer, Jazz Singer
Misc: Shouter; the original Shake Rattle & Roll singer; d. Nov 24?
Song Titles: Shake Rattle and Roll

🎭🎵Perry Como -- Birth 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

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📰🏆Jack Whitaker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/18/1924 N.S. d.8/18/2019 N.S. (95)
Hall of Famer, Commentator, Sportscaster
TV Shows: The NFL Today (1971-1974), CBS Sports, ABC Sports

🏆🥊Joe Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/18/1926 d.12/4/1997 (71)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🏒Paul Herbert Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/18/1935 N.S. d.7/17/2016 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Forward, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆⚽Nobby Stile -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/18/1942 N.S. d.10/30/2020 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: defensive midfielder

🎭🏆🥊Jimmy Snuka -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/18/1943 N.S. d.1/15/2017 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Wrestler, Body Builder
Names/Places: b. in Fiji; aka James Reiher Snuka, James Wiley Smith; ring name: Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka

🏆🏈Ernie Davis -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1939 d.5/18/1963 (23)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player
Misc: the first black to win Heisman Trophy (1961); in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Syracuse University, Cleveland Browns (1962)

🏆🏒Thomas Finan "Tommy" Lockhart -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/21/1892 N.S. d.5/18/1979 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Figure
Misc: American ice hockey advocate, organizer, and administator.

🏆⚽Ed McIlvenny -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/21/1924 d.5/18/1989 (64)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

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🏆Dorothy Poynton-Hill -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/17/1915 N.S. d.5/18/1995 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American

🎵🎷Horst Lippmann -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/17/1927 d.5/18/1997 (70)
Hall of Famer, Jazz Musician, German
Misc: concert promoter, writer, and television director best known as a promoter of the influential American Folk Blues Festival tours of Europe during and after the 1960s.

🏆🥊Davey Boy Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/27/1962 N.S. d.5/18/2002 N.S. (39)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, English
Names/Places: RN: David Smith; ring names: Davey Boy Smith and The British Bulldog

🏆🎳Andy Marzich -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/3/1935 d.5/18/2010 (74)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: 3x ABC Tournament champion

🏆🥊Troy Weston Waters -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/23/1965 N.S. d.5/18/2018 N.S. (53)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Australian
Misc: a member of the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame

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