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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for May 25

Last Updated 05-25-2021

✍🎵Tom T. Hall -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.5/25/1936
Hall of Famer, Author, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Olive Hill, KY; NN:Nashville Storyteller
Song Titles: Harper Valley PTA (songwriter)

🏆🏈Brian Urlacher -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.5/25/1978
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker, College Football Player
Misc: 8x Pro Bowl, 4x First-Team All-Pro; New Mexico Logos #44 retired; in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears (2000-2012)

✍⚖Ralph Waldo I Emerson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/25/1803 d.4/27/1882 (78)
Hall of Famer, Author, Essayist, Poet, Philosopher, Minister, American
Names/Places: b. in Boston
Book Titles: Self Reliance

🏆🥊William Muldoon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/25/1852 d.6/3/1933 (81)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler

🎵Ernest Van "Pop" Stoneman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/25/1893 N.S. d.6/14/1968 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Banjoist, Harmonicaist, Country Singer

🏆🏒Duncan McMillan "Mickey" MacKay -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/25/1894 N.S. d.5/30/1940 N.S. (46)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1914-1930; NHL Rover
Sports Teams: Vancouver Millionaires, Chicago Black Hawks, Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Bruins

🏆Clyde Acle Swendsen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/25/1895 N.S. d.12/1/1979 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: Diving Coach

🏆🥊"Gene" Tunney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/25/1898 d.11/7/1978 (80)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; FN:James Joseph
Misc: d. Nov 17?; champ 1926-30

🏆⚾Martín Dihigo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/25/1905 d.5/20/1971 (65)
Hall of Famer, MLB Outfielder, Cuban
Misc: Negro League, Cuban League, and Mexican League player; in the Cuban Baseball and Mexican Baseball Halls of Fame

🏆Marshall Wayne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/25/1912 N.S. d.6/16/1999 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🥊Marcel Thil -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/25/1914 d.8/14/1968 (54)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, French

🏆🏒Donald "Don" Clark -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/25/1915 N.S. d.5/17/1999 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Executive

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🏆⚾🏈Lindsey Nelson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/25/1919 d.6/10/1995 (76)
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, Baseball Announcer, Football Announcer
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 1988 (Mets); all-purpose play-by-play broadcaster for CBS, NBC and others; 4-time Sportscaster of the Year (1959-62); voice of Cotton Bowl for 25 years; given Life Achievement Emmy Award in 1991.
Sports Teams: Notre Dame, Cotton Bowl, Sugar Bowl, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants

🏆🥊June Byers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/25/1922 d.7/20/1998 (76)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:DeAlva Eyvonnie Sibley

🎨🏆🏁🏍Henry "Smokey" Yunick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/25/1923 N.S. d.5/9/2001 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Designer, Auto Racer, Motorcyclist
Misc: was an American mechanic and car designer associated with motorsports. Yunick was deeply involved in the early years of NASCAR, and he is probably most associated with that racing genre. Also motorcycle racing.

🏆🏁Walter M. "Bud" Moore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/25/1925 N.S. d.11/27/2017 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, Racing Figure
Names/Places: RN: Walter Maynard Moore Jr.
Misc: former NASCAR car owner; not a racer but an auto racing figure in the Motorsports Hall of Fame

🏆🏀William W. "Bill" Sharman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/25/1926 N.S. d.10/25/2013 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, NBA Executive, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Misc: Lakers executive and General Manager star 6' 2 shooter and scorer; played in California pro leagues, then for Boston Celtics in the 1950s. Later a successful coach, led Cleveland Pipers, and 1972 Los Angeles Lakers to pro championships; USC #11 retired
Sports Teams: USC (1946-1950), Washington Capitols (1950-1951), Boston Celtics (1951-1961), Cleveland Pipers (ABL 1961-1962), San Francisco Warriors (coach 1966-1968), Los Angeles/Utah Stars (coach 1968-1971), Los Angeles Lakers (coach 1971-1976)

✍📰🎵Paul Oliver -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/25/1927 d.8/15/2017 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Writer, Historian, Musicologist, English
Misc: writer on the blues and other forms of African-American music.

🏆🏀K. C. Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/25/1932 N.S. d.12/25/2020 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Misc: 8x NBA champion, 522 wins
Sports Teams: Boston Celtics (player 1958-1967), Brandeis University (coach 1967-1970), Harvard (assistant coach 1970-1971), Los Angeles Lakers (assistant coach 1971-1972), San Diego Conquistadors (ABA coach 1972-1973), Capital/Washington Bullets (coach 1973-1976), Milwaukee Bucks (assistant coach 1976-1977), Boston Celtics (assistant coach 1978-1983), Boston Celtics (coach 1983-1988), Seattle SuperSonics (assistant coach 1989-1990), Seattle SuperSonics (coach 1990-1992), Detroit Pistons (assistant coach 1994-1995), Boston Celtics (assistant coach 1996-1997), New England Blizzard (ABL coach 1997-1998)

🎵Jimmy Capps -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/25/1939 N.S. d.6/2/2020 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Country Singer

🏆🏁🏊Leo Joseph Goodwin -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/13/1883 N.S. d.5/25/1957 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Diver, Water Polo Player, American

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🎵Rice Miller -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/5/1899 d.5/25/1965 (65)
Hall of Famer, Harmonicaist, Blues Singer
Names/Places: RN:Aleck Ford
Misc: he was billed as the original Sonny Boy Williamson after the original was murdered; DOB on gravestone sez 3-11-1908 and a passport sez 4-7-1909

🎵Roy Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/10/1925 d.5/25/1981 (55)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Pianist, Gospel Singer, Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Misc: An originator of the New Orleans R&B sound

🏆🏒"Black Jack" Stewart -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/6/1917 N.S. d.5/25/1983 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1937-1953
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Hornets (AHL), Chatham Maroons (OHASr)

🏆🏀Daniel Biasone -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1909 d.5/25/1992 (83)
Hall of Famer, NBA Owner
Misc: the father of the NBA 24-second shot clock.
Sports Teams: Syracuse Nationals (now known as The Philadelphia 76ers, founding owner)

🏆🏀Kresimir Cosic -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/26/1948 d.5/25/1995 (46)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Figure, Olympic Athlete, Croatian
Misc: Croatian who represented Yugoslavia internationally; 2x EuroBasket MVP: EuroBasket 1971, EuroBasket 1975; 2x FIBA World Championship; Gold: 1970 FIBA World Championship, 1978 FIBA World Championship; 3x EuroBasket Gold: EuroBasket 1973, EuroBasket 1975, EuroBasket 1977, Summer Olympics Gold: 1980; Croatian Sportsman of the Year 1980; FIBA's 50 Greatest Players 1991; National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006; FIBA Hall of Fame 2007; 50 Greatest Euroleague Contributors 2008

🏆Zoran Janković -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/8/1940 N.S. d.5/25/2002 N.S. (62)
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Yugoslav

🎵🎸Marshall Lytle -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/1/1933 d.5/25/2013 (79)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: The Comets (the original bassist for The Comets backing band for Bill Haley)

🏆🥊Matthew Saad Muhammad -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/16/1954 d.5/25/2014 (59)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🏈John David Roberts -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/24/1932 d.5/25/2021 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Player, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame

🏆🥊Tom Sayers -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.5/15/1826 or 5/25/1826 d.11/8/1865
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

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