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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for October 6

Last Updated 08-22-2021

🏆Klaus Dibiasi -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/6/1947 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, Italian
Misc: winner of 5 Olympic diving medals in 4 Games and the only diver to win the same event at 3 successive Games (1968,72,76).

💰Les Moonves -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.10/6/1949
Hall of Famer, Businessperson
Misc: former CBS chief executive officer

🏆🏈Tony Dungy -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.10/6/1955
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, NFL Coach, NFL Quarterback
Sports Teams: University of Minnesota, Pittsburgh Steelers (player 1977-1978, coach 1981-1988), San Francisco 49ers (player 1979), Indianapolis Colts (coach 2002-2008), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (coach 1996-2011), Kansas City Chiefs (coach 1989-1991), Minnesota Vikings (coach 1992-1995)

🏆🎳Walter Ray Williams Jr. -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.10/6/1959
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: 2x Player of the Year; 5x horse shoe pitching champ (source: Bob Cosgrove)

🏆🏁🏊Thomas Michael "Tom" Jager -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.10/6/1964 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏀Rebecca Lobo -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.10/6/1973
Hall of Famer, Sports Analyst, Basketball Figure, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 1996 Women's Dream Team

✍🏆Henry Chadwick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1824 d.4/20/1908 (83)
Hall of Famer, Author, Sports Figure, British
Misc: Rules of Baseball co-developer; MLB statistician

⚛💰George Westinghouse -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1846 d.3/12/1914 (67)
Hall of Famer, Inventor, Manufacturer
Misc: The Air Brake, founded own company, Standardized U.S. current; held 400 patents

🏆🏁🏊Benard Kieran -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1886 N.S. d.12/24/1905 N.S. (19)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Australian

🎵H. C. Speir -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1895 d.4/22/1972 (76)
Hall of Famer, Music Figure
Misc: talent broker and record store owner instrumenal in promoting blues music.

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🏆🥊Jack Sharkey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1902 d.8/17/1994 (91)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Lithuanian
Names/Places: RN:Joseph Paul Zukauskas
Misc: ex-Welterweight champ

🏆🎾Helen Wills-Moody -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1905 d.1/1/1998 (92)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: LN:Roark; NN:Queen of the Nets
Misc: winner of 7 U.S., 8 British, 4 French women's singles titles; some say b. 1906

🏆🎳Vince Lucci -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1912 d.1/29/1998 (85)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🎵Bob Neal -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1917 d.5/9/1983 (65)
Hall of Famer, Music Figure
Misc: Elvis Presley's manager

🏆⚽Tommy Lawton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1919 d.11/6/1996 (77)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English

🏆🏒William J. "Bill" Riley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1921 N.S. d.2/16/2000 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player

🏆⚾Wilbur "Bill" King -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1927 N.S. d.10/18/2005 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Announcer
Misc: Forc C. Frick Award 2017
Sports Teams: Oakland Athletics (radio announcer 1981-2005), Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders (announcer), San Francisco/Golden State Warriors (announcer), San Francisco Giants (announcer), University of California (football and basketball announcer)

🏆🥊Bruno Sammartino -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1935 N.S. d.4/18/2018 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Italian
Names/Places: RN:Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino

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🏆⛸Ray Hadley Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1943 d.2/15/1961 (17)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🏆🥊Gorilla Monsoon -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/4/1937 N.S. d.10/6/1999 N.S. (62)
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Robert James "Bob"/"Gino" Marella
Misc: He was the voice of the WWF during the 80s and early 90s.

🏆🏀Cornelius L. "Connie" Hawkins -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/17/1942 N.S. d.10/6/2017 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Figure
Names/Places: NN:The Hawk
Misc: Phoenix Suns, ABA MVP 1968; playground legend, high-gliding star big man from Brooklyn. Career marred by alleged point-shaving scandal. Nonetheless starred for Harlem Globetrotters, ABL-ABA Pittsburgh Pipers, which he led to the first ABA title in 1968; Suns #42
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Rens (ABL 1961-1963), Harlem Globetrotters (1963-1967), Pittsburgh/Minnesota Pipers (ABA 1967-1969), Phoenix Suns (1969-1973), Los Angeles Lakers (1973-1975), Atlanta Hawks (1975-1976)

🎵🎸"Ginger" Baker -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/19/1940 N.S. d.10/6/2019 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Classic Rock Singer, Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Names/Places: FN:Peter
Group Names: Cream, Blind Faith, Masters of Reality

🎵🎸🏆🏌Eddie Van Halen -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/26/1955 N.S. d.10/6/2020 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Guitarst, Heavy Metal Keybordist, Golfer, Dutch (Netherlands)
Names/Places: Alex's brother, Valerie Bertinelli's ex-
Misc: some say b. 1957 but Eddie sez he was turning 42 in 1997, making him born in 1955
Group Names: Van Halen (lead guitarist)
Song Titles: You Really Got Me, Dance the Night Away, Oh Pretty Woman, Dancing in the Street, Jump, I'll Wait, Panama, Why Can't This Be Love, Love Walks In, Black and Blue, When It's Love, Finish What Ya Started, Poundcake, Runaround, Top of the World, The Dream is Over, Won't Get Fooled Again, Don't Tell Me What Love Can Do, Can't Stop Lovin' You, Amsterdam, Humans Being, Me Wise Magic, Without You, Fire in the Hole, It's About Time, Tattoo
Album Titles: Van Halen (1978), Van Halen II (1979), Women and Children First (1980), Fair Warning (1981), Diver Down (1982), 1984 (1984), 5150 (1986), OU812 (1988), For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (1991), Balance (1995), Van Halen III (1998), A Different Kind of Truth (2012)
Video Titles: Live Without a Net, Video Hits Volume 1, Live: Right Here Right Now

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