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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for May 27

Last Updated 05-14-2021

🎵Bruce Cockburn -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.5/27/1945
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Canadian
Misc: PRON:CO-Burn

🏆🏈Jackie Slater -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.5/27/1954
Hall of Famer, NFL Player
Misc: 7x Pro Bowl; Rams #78 retired
Sports Teams: Los Angeles / St. Louis Rams (1976-1995)

🏆🏁🏊Catherine L. "Cathy" Carr -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.5/27/1954 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Cathy West

💰🎭🏆🥊Eric Bischoff -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.5/27/1955 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Entrepreneur, TV Producer, Personality, Wrestler

🏆🏁🏊Bruce MacFarlane Furniss -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.5/27/1957 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏁🏊Jill Ann Sterkel -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.5/27/1961 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆⚽Paul Gascoigne -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.5/27/1967
Hall of Famer, Soccer Midfielder, English

🏆⚾Frank Thomas -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.5/27/1968
Hall of Famer, MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: NN: The Big Hurt
Misc: power hitter; All-America 1B at Auburn in 1989; AL MVP 1993, 1994, 5x All-Star, 4x Silver Slugger; White Sox #35 retired
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox (1990-2005), Oakland Athletics (2006), Toronto Blue Jays (2007-2008), Oakland Athletics (2008)

🏆⚾Jeff Bagwell -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.5/27/1968
Hall of Famer, MLB Coach, MLB First Baseman
Misc: ML MVP 1994, 4x All-Star, Gold Glove, 3x Silver Slugger; Astros #5 retired
Sports Teams: Houston Astros (1991-2005)

🏆🏈Danny Wuerffel -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.5/27/1974 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: World Bowl Most Valuable Player (VIII), Heisman Trophy (1996); in the College Football, Florida-Georgia and University of Florida Athletic Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Florida, New Orleans Saints (1997-1999), Rhein Fire (2000), Green Bay Packers (2000), Chicago Bears (2001), Washington Redskins (2002)

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🏆🥊Young Corbett III -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/27/1905 d.7/15/1993 (88)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Italian

🏆Mario Majoni -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/27/1910 N.S. d.8/16/1985 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Italian

🏆🏌Sam Snead -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/27/1912 d.5/23/2002 (89)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: won both Masters and PGA 3 times and British Open once; runner-up in U.S. Open 4 times; PGA Player of Year in 1949; oldest player (52 years, 10 months) to win PGA event with Greater Greensboro Open title in 1965; all-time PGA Tour career victory leader with 81; in 1979 at 67, he shot a 66 (1st golfer to shoot below his age)

🎵Redd Stewart -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/27/1923 d.8/2/2003 (80)
Hall of Famer, Pianist, Country Guitarist
Group Names: Golden West Cowboys

🎵Tommy Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/27/1931 d.3/12/2016 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: aka Tommy Weepin and Cryin' Brown, "Little" Tommy Brown

🏆🏁🏊Albert Marcus Wiggins Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/27/1935 N.S. d.6/1/2011 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🎭🎵Don Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/27/1939 d.9/8/2017 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Floydada, TX; RFMN:Donald Ray; NN:Gentle Giant of Country Music
Song Titles: I Wouldn't Want to Live If You Didn't Love Me, The Shelter of Your Eyes

🏆⚾Ulysses Franklin "Frank" Grant -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1865 N.S. d.5/27/1937 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure
Misc: a pioneer in the early Negro Leagues.
Sports Teams: Cuban Giants, Buffalo Bisons, Philadelphia Giants

🏆⚾Jesse Burkett -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/4/1868 d.5/27/1953 (84)
Hall of Famer, MLB Left Fielder, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:The Crab
Misc: 3x NL batting champion
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1890), Cleveland Spiders (1891-1898), St. Louis Perfectos/Cardinals (1899-1901), St. Louis Browns (1902-1904), Boston Americans (1905)

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🏆⚽Archie Stark -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/21/1897 d.5/27/1985 (87)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🏆🏒Maurice "The Rocket" Richard -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/4/1921 N.S. d.5/27/2000 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, NHL Right Wing, NHL Forward, Canadian
Misc: played 1942-1960; scored 544 regular season goals, 82 playoff goals; the first to score 500 career goals; 8-time NHL first team All-Star; MVP in 1947; first to score 50 goals in one season (1945); played on 8 Stanley Cup winners in Montreal.
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens

✍🎵Gil Scott-Heron -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/1/1949 N.S. d.5/27/2011 N.S. (62)
Hall of Famer, Author, Novelist, Lyricist, Songwriter, Singer, Pianist
Misc: widely considered one of the godfathers of rap music

🏆🥊Johnny Tapia -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/13/1967 N.S. d.5/27/2012 N.S. (45)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🎵Marshall Eugene Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1941 N.S. d.5/27/2016 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Bassist
Names/Places: aka: Rock Jones
Group Names: Ohio Players

⛪🎵🎸Gregg Allman -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/8/1947 d.5/27/2017 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Baptist, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Nashville
Group Names: The Allman Brothers Band, soloist
Song Titles: Ramblin' Man (as part of The Allman Brothers Band), Midnight Rider, I'm No Angel, Anything Goes
Album Titles: At Fillmore East (live), Eat a Peach, Brothers and Sisters, Win Lose or Draw, Enlightened Rogues, Reach For The Sky (previous titles as part of The Allman Brothers Band), Laid Back, Playin' Up a Storm, I'm No Angel, Low Country Blues

✍📰Gardner Dozois -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/23/1947 N.S. d.5/27/2018 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Sci-fi Writer, Editor
Misc: He was the founding editor of The Year's Best Science Fiction anthologies (1984-present) and was editor of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine (1984-2004)

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