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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for October 5

Last Updated 03-02-2021

🎵🎸Steve Miller -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.10/5/1943
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Dallas
Group Names: Steve Miller Band (lead)
Song Titles: The Joker, Take The Money and Run, Rock'n Me, Fly Like an Eagle, Jet Airliner, Jungle Love, Swingtown, Heart Like a Wheel, Abracadabra
Album Titles: The Joker, Fly Like an Eagle, Book of Dreams, Circle of Love, Abracadabra

🎵🎸Brian Johnson -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/5/1947
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Singer, English
Group Names: AC/DC (replaced the late Bon Scott as lead on 4-3-1980)
Song Titles: You Shook Me All Night Long, Hells Bells, Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution, Let's Get It Up, For Those About To Rock, Who Made Who, Heatseeker, Thunderstruck, Moneytalks, Are You Ready, Big Gun, Hard as a Rock, Stiff Upper Lip, Rock 'n' roll Train
Album Titles: Back in Black, For Those About To Rock, Flick of the Switch, Fly on the Wall, Who Made Who, Blow Up Your Video, The Razor's Edge, Ballbreaker, Stiff Upper Lip, Black Ice, Rock or Bust

🏆🏁Michael Mario Andretti -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.10/5/1962
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: 1992 CART national champion with single season record 8 wins; Indy 500 Rookie of Year (1984); left IndyCar circuit for ill-fated Formula One try in 1993; returned to IndyCar in '94; entered 1994 with 27 career wins; son of Mario.

🏆🏌Laura Davies -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/5/1963
Hall of Famer, Golfer, English

🏆🏒Mario Lemieux -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/5/1965
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: 4-time NHL scoring leader (1988-89,92-93); Rookie of Year (1985); 3-time All-NHL first team (1988-89,93); 2-time regular season MVP (1988,93); 3-time All-Star Game MVP; led Pittsburgh to consecutive Stanley Cup titles (1991 and '92) and was playoff MVP both years; won 1993 scoring title despite missing 24 games to undergo radiation treatments for Hodgkin's disease; missed 62 games during 1993-94 season mostly due to back injuries; announced on Aug. 29, 1994 he would sit out 1994-95 season due to fatigue.
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Penguins (possibly 1994-1997 and 2000-2006)

🏆🏒Patrick Roy -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/5/1965
Hall of Famer, NHL Coach, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Misc: playing career 1985-2003; led Montreal to 2 Stanley Cup titles; playoff MVP as rookie in 1986 and again in '93; has won Vezina Trophy 3 times (1989-90,92).
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Colorado Avalanche

🏆🏀Grant Hill -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.10/5/1972 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 1996 Dream Team
Sports Teams: Duke University, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers

✍⛪Jonathan Edwards -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/5/1703 d.3/22/1758 (54)
Hall of Famer, Philosopher, Religionist, Theologian, Preacher, American

✍🏆🏀David Walsh -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/5/1889 N.S. d.6/2/1975 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Author, Basketball Referee
Misc: co-authored the first ever Manual of Basketball Officiating

🏆🏀Renalto William Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/5/1906 d.4/22/1981 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Sports Executive, Basketball Figure, Italian
Misc: co-founder Int'l Basketball Association and MLB exec; a popularizer of basketball in Europe and in Asia

🏆🏁🏊Jack Medica -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/5/1914 N.S. d.4/15/1985 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏒Roy Gordon Conacher -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/5/1916 d.12/29/1984 (68)
Hall of Famer, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1938-1951
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Black Hawks

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🏆🏈Bill Willis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/5/1921 d.11/27/2007 (86)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player
Misc: AAFC and NFL Hall of Fame middle guard
Sports Teams: Ohio State University, Cleveland Browns (1946-1953)

🏆⚽John "Jock" Stein -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/5/1922 N.S. d.9/10/1985 N.S. (62)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
Misc: CBE; centre half and manager

🎵Herb Kent -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/5/1928 N.S. d.10/22/2016 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Radio Disc Jock
Misc: the longest-running disc jockey in the history of radio

🏆🏒William Wadsworth "Bill" Wirtz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/5/1929 N.S. d.9/26/2007 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, NHL Owner
Misc: was the chief executive officer and controlling shareholder of the family-owned Wirtz Corporation
Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks (owned for 41 years)

🎵Richard Street -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/5/1942 N.S. d.2/27/2013 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Temptations

⛪⚖Louis Dembitz Brandeis -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/13/1856 d.10/5/1941 (84)
Hall of Famer, Jewish, Supreme Court Justice
Misc: the first Jewish member of the nation's highest court (1916-39)

🏆⚾Oscar Charleston -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/14/1896 N.S. d.10/5/1954 N.S. (57)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Manager, Baseball Player
Misc: Negro Leagues star
Sports Teams: Indianapolis ABCs (1915-1918), Lincoln Stars (1916), Chicago American Giants (1919), Detroit Stars (1919), Indianapolis ABCs (1920), St. Louis Giants (1921), Indianapolis ABCs (1922-1923), Harrisburg Giants (1924-1927), Hilldale Club (1928-1929), Homestead Grays (1930-1931), Pittsburgh Crawfords (1932-1937), Toledo Crawfords (1939), Indianapolis Crawfords (1940), Philadelphia Stars (1941)

🏆🏌Walter C. Hagen -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/21/1892 d.10/5/1969 (76)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: won 2 U.S. Opens, 5 PGA, & 4 British Opens

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🏆🏈Ken Strong -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/21/1906 d.10/5/1979 (73)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player
Misc: NFL, AFL halfback; the first player in NFL history to attempt and score on a fair catch kick.
Sports Teams: New York University, Staten Island Stapletons (1929-1932), New York Giants (1933-1935), New York Yankees (AFL II, 1936-1937), New York Giants (1939), New York Giants (1944-1947)

🎵Eddie Kendrick -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/17/1939 N.S. d.10/5/1992 N.S. (52)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: RN:Edward James Kendrick
Misc: d. Oct 5?
Group Names: Temptations (lead singer), soloist
Song Titles: My Girl, Get Ready, Ain't Too Proud To Beg, Beauty Is Only Skin Deep, I Know I'm Losing You, All I Need, You're My Everything, I Wish It Would Rain, Cloud Nine, I'm Gonna Make You Love Me (with Diana Ross and the Supremes), I Can't Get Next To You, Ball of Confusion, Just My Imagination, Papa Was a Rollin' Stone, Masterpiece (all previous as lead of The Temptations), Keep On Truckin' Part 1, Boogie Down, Shoeshine Boy

✍📰🏆🏁Brock Yates -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/21/1933 N.S. d.10/5/2016 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Author, Screenwriter, Journalist, Racing Figure
Misc: longtime executive order of Car and Driver magazine

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