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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for May 26

Last Updated 05-10-2021

🏆Brent Musberger -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.5/26/1939
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster
TV Shows: CBS Sports, ABC Sports

🏆🎾Cliff Drysdale -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.5/26/1941
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, South African

🏆🏁Sam Posey -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.5/26/1944
Hall of Famer, Sports Journalist, Auto Racer

🎵🎸Stevie Nicks -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.5/26/1948
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in Phoeniz, AZ; NN:Queen of Mystic Rock 'n Roll; RFN:Stephanie
Group Names: Fleetwood Mac, soloist
Song Titles: Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), Leather and Lace (with Don Henley), Edge of Seventeen, Stand Back, If Anyone Falls, Talk To Me, I Can't Wait, Rooms on Fire
Album Titles: Bella Donna, The Wild Heart, Rock a Little, The Other Side of the Mirror, Street Angel, Trouble in Shangri-La
Video Titles: Stevie Nicks -Live in Concert, I Can't Wait -The Music Video Collection, Live at Red Rocks

🎵Hank Williams Jr. -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.5/26/1949 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Shreveport, LA; FN:Randall; Hank Sr.'s son
Misc: CMA Entertainer of the Year several times

🎭Genie Francis -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.5/26/1962
Hall of Famer, Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: b. in Englewood, NJ; MN:Ann; Ivor's daughter, Jonathan Frakes' wife
TV Shows: General Hospital (as Laura Vining Falkner Webber Baldwin Spencer Cassadine Spencer), Days of Our Lives (as Diana Colville), All My Children (as Ceara Conner Hunter), Bare Essence (as Patricia "Tyger" Hayes), North & South (TV mini-series), Murder She Wrote (as Jessica Fletcher), The Incredible Hulk (1996 as Betty Ross voice)
Movie Titles: Thunderbirds (2004)

🏆🥊Robert James "Bob" Fitzsimmons -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/26/1863 N.S. d.10/22/1917 N.S. (54)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English
Names/Places: RN:Robert Prometheus
Misc: World boxing champion in three weight divisions, including heavyweight.

🏆🥊Jack Root -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/26/1876 d.6/10/1963 (87)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, American, Austrian
Misc: boxing's first light heavyweight champion

🎭🎵🎷Mamie Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/26/1883 N.S. d.9/16/1946 N.S. (63)
Hall of Famer, Actress, Vaudevillaness, Dancer, Pianist, Blues Singer, Jazz Singer

🏆🏁Mauri Rose -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/26/1906 d.1/1/1981 (74)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: Indianapolis 500

🎭John Wayne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/26/1907 d.6/11/1979 (72)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Movie Director
Names/Places: b. in Winterset, IA; RN:Marion Michael Morrison
Misc: in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame
TV Shows: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In (frequent guest)
Movie Titles: Stagecoach, Chisholm Trainl, The Quiet Man, The Longest Day, Rio Bravo, The Searchers, The Shootist, True Grit, North to Alaska, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

🏆⚽Sir Alexander Matthew "Matt" Busby -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/26/1909 N.S. d.1/20/1994 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, Scottish
Misc: CBE, KCSG; Soccer manager for the Manchester United 1945-69, 70-71

🎵Charlie McCoy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/26/1909 d.1/28/1950 (40)
Hall of Famer, Blues Guitarist
Names/Places: NN: Papa Charlie
Misc: not to be confused with a later Charlie McCoy of country music fame
Group Names: The Mississippi Shieks.

🏆⚽Thomas "Tommy" Walker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/26/1915 N.S. d.1/11/1993 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
Misc: CBE

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🏆⚽Stanley Harding "Stan" Mortensen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/26/1921 N.S. d.5/22/1991 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English

🎵🎷Miles Davis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/26/1926 d.9/28/1991 (65)
Hall of Famer, Arranger, Composer, Trumpeter, Bandleader, Jazz Singer
Names/Places: b. in Alton, IL; NN:Prince of Darkness; RN:Miles Dewey Davis III; Cicely Tyson's ex-
Misc: important influential & ambitious cool jazz pioneer; not born May 25

🎵🎸Levon Helm -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/26/1940 d.4/19/2012 (71)
Hall of Famer, Drummer, Rock & Roll Singer, Canadian
Group Names: The Band

🎵Jimmy Rodgers -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/8/1897 d.5/26/1933 (35)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Pianist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Meridan, MS; RFMN:James Charles; NN:Father of Country Music; NN:America's Blue Yodeler

⚖🏆🏒Lionel Conacher -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/24/1900 d.5/26/1954 (54)
Hall of Famer, Politician, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Names/Places: NN: The Big Train
Misc: played from 1925 to 1937
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets / Pirates (USAHA / NHL), New York Americans, Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Black Hawks

🏆🏁Alberto Ascari -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/13/1918 d.5/26/1955 (36)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, Italian
Misc: Formula One

🏆⚾Al Simmons -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/22/1902 d.5/26/1956 (54)
Hall of Famer, MLB Left Fielder
Names/Places: NN:Bucketfoot Al
Misc: AL had lifetime .334 batting avg
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (1924-1932), Chicago White Sox (1933-1935), Detroit Tigers (1936), Washington Senators (1937-1938), Boston Braves (1939), Cincinnati Reds (1939), Philadelphia Athletics (1940-1941), Boston Red Sox (1943), Philadelphia Athletics (1944)

🏆⚾Edward A. "Big Ed" Walsh -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/14/1881 N.S. d.5/26/1959 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Pitcher
Misc: whose lifetime ERA of 1.82 is the lowest ever.
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox (player 1904-1916, manager 1924), Boston Braves (player 1917)

🎵Little Willie John -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/15/1937 N.S. d.5/26/1968 N.S. (30)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: RN:William Edgar John or John Davenport
Misc: some say d. May 26 or Mar 27
Song Titles: Fever (songwriter)

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🎵Billy Powell -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/20/1942 N.S. d.5/26/1977 N.S. (35)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: RFN:William
Group Names: The O'Jays

🏆⚽Donald George "Don" Revie -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/10/1927 N.S. d.5/26/1989 N.S. (61)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, English
Misc: OBE

🏆🎾Frederick Rudolph "Ted" Schroeder -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/20/1921 N.S. d.5/26/2006 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: U.S. Open 1942

🎵Earle Harry Hagen -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/9/1919 d.5/26/2008 (88)
Hall of Famer, Composer
Misc: created music for movies and television.

✍🎭Art Linkletter -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/17/1912 d.5/26/2010 (97)
Hall of Famer, Author, Radio Actor, TV Talk Show Host, Variety Show Host, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
TV Shows: Kids Say the Darndest Things, Life with Linkletter, People Are Funny, Art Linkletter's House Party

🏆🥊Hans Schmidt -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/7/1925 N.S. d.5/26/2012 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: RN: Guy Larose
Misc: played in the 1950s and 1960s

⚖🏆⚾Jim Bunning -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/23/1931 N.S. d.5/26/2017 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Senator, MLB Pitcher
Misc: 9x All-Star, 3x Strikeout Leader; pitched a perfect game against the Mets in 1965, also pitched for the Tigers, his first team. His perfect game was on Father's Day in 1964; Phillies #14 retired
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers (1955-1963), Philadelphia Phillies (1964-1967), Pittsburgh Pirates (1968-1969), Los Angeles Dodgers (1969), Philadelphia Phillies (1970-1971)

🏆🏈Bart Starr -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/9/1934 N.S. d.5/26/2019 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Quarterback
Names/Places: b. in Montgomery, Ala.
Misc: led Green Bay to 5 NFL titles and 2 Super Bowl wins from 1961-67; regular season MVP in 1966; Super Bowl I and II MVP (1967, 1968), 4x Pro Bowls, career 24,718 passing yds & 152 TDs, 15 years; Packers #15 retired
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers (player 1956-1971, head coach 1975-1983)

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