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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for October 20

Last Updated 03-02-2021

🏆🏁🏊Ursula Happe -- is 95 in the year 2021 and 96 in the year 2022; b.10/20/1926 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, German

🏆⚾Juan Marichal -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.10/20/1937
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher, Dominican Republican
Misc: RHP; won 21 or more games 6 times for S.F. Giants from 1963-69; ended 16-year career with 243 wins; 10x All-Star, All Star MVP in 1965; Giants #27 retired
Sports Teams: San Francisco Giants (1960-1973), Boston Red Sox (1974), Los Angeles Dodgers (1975)

🎵🎸Wanda Jackson -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.10/20/1937 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Pianist, Country Singer, Country Guitarist, Rockabilly Singer
Song Titles: I Gotta Know, Right or Wrong, In the Middle of a Heartache
TV Shows: Ozark Jubilee (regular)

🏆🥊Scott Hall -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.10/20/1958 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: MN:Oliver; ring name: Razor Ramon

🎵🎸Ricky Byrd -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.10/20/1958
Hall of Famer, Heavy Metal Guitarst
Group Names: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

🏆Ian Rush -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.10/20/1961
Hall of Famer, Soccer Striker, Welsh (Wales)
Misc: MBE

🏆🏈Ray Childress -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.10/20/1962
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive, NFL Tackle, College Football Player
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Texas A and M, Houston Oilers (1985-1995), Dallas Cowboys (1996)

🏆🏈Chad Hennings -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/20/1965
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player, Football Defensive Tackle
Sports Teams: United States Air Force Academy, Dallas Cowboys (1992-2000)

🎵🎷Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/20/1890 N.S. d.7/10/1941 N.S. (50)
Hall of Famer, Arranger, Composer, Pianist, Trumpeter, Bandleader, Jazz Singer
Names/Places: b. in New Orleans; MN:Joseph Le Menthe
Misc: First great composer of orchestral jazz; he said born in 1885 so he may appear older

⚖🎭John Davis Lodge -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/20/1903 d.10/29/1985 (82)
Hall of Famer, Governor, Ambassador, Actor

🎭Arlene Francis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/20/1908 d.5/31/2001 (92)
Hall of Famer, Movie/Stage Actress, TV Hostess, Game Show Hostess, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Boston; RLN:Kazanjian
TV Shows: What's My Line (panelist)

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🎵Charlie Fuqua -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/20/1910 d.12/21/1971 (61)
Hall of Famer, Soul Singer
Group Names: Ink Spots

🎭🎵Grandpa Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/20/1913 d.2/19/1998 (84)
Hall of Famer, Comedian, Yodeler, Banjoist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN:Louis M.
Misc: Cowbells; cornball comedian; Grand Ole Opry
TV Shows: Hee Haw (regular)

🏆⚽Alex Weir -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/20/1916 d.1/10/2003 (86)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🏆🎳Bill Bunetta -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/20/1919 d.3/22/2010 (90)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🎵Tom Dowd -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/20/1925 d.10/27/2002 (77)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer
Misc: a music producer and engineer who worked with music legends like Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, Otis Redding, the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd

🏆⚾Mickey Mantle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/20/1931 d.8/13/1995 (63)
Hall of Famer, MLB Center Fielder
Names/Places: b. in Spavinaw, OK; No. 7; NN:The Mick; MN:Charles
Misc: Gold Glove 1962, AL MVP 1956, 1957, 1962; N.Y. Yankees slugger; triple crown '56; Holds World Series records: 18 HR's, 40 RBI's, 42 runs scored, 43 walks, 54 strikeouts; 536 HRs, 3x MVP, 4 AL Home Run Titles; played on 7 World Series winners with NY Yankees.
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (1951-1968)

🏆🏈Roosevelt Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/20/1932 d.6/9/2004 (71)
Hall of Famer, NFL Tackle
Names/Places: NN:Rosey
Misc: 9x All Pro
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1953-1965)

🎵🎸Tom Petty -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/20/1950 d.10/2/2017 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Classic Rock Singer
Names/Places: RN: Thomas Earl Petty; b. in Jacksonville, FL
Misc: some say b. 1952 or b. 1953; Weird Al parodied his group's hit "Stop Dragging My Heart Around" into "Stop Dragging My Car Around" in 1981
Group Names: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Traveling Wilburys (as Charlie T Jr./Muddy), soloist
Song Titles: Breakdown, American Girl, I Need to Know, Listen to Her Heart, Don't Do Me Like That, Refugee, Here Comes My Girl, The Waiting, You Got Lucky, Change of Heart, Don't Come Around Here No More, Make It Better aka Forget About Me, Rebels, So You Wanna Be a Rock and Roll Star, Needles and Pins, Jammin' Me, Runaway Trains, I Won't Back Down, Runnin' Down a Dream, Free Fallin', Learning To Fly, Into The Great Wide Open, Out in the Cloud, Kings Highway, Mary Jane's Last Dance, You Don't Know How It Feels, You Wreck Me, Free Girl Now, Swingin', The Last DJ
Album Titles: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, You're Gonna Get It, Damn The Torpedoes, Hard Promises, Long After Dark, Southern Accents, Let Me Up (I've Had Enough), Into the Great Wide Open, Songs and Music From She's The One, Echo, The Last DJ, Mojo, Hypnotic Eye (previous titles with The Heartbreakers), Full Moon Fever, Wildflowers, Highway Companion

🏆🏈Lee Roy Selmon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/20/1954 d.9/4/2011 (56)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl; Buccaneers #63 retired
Sports Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1976-1984)

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🏆🥊Aaron Pryor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/20/1955 d.10/9/2016 N.S. (60)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆⚾William "Buck" Ewing -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/17/1859 N.S. d.10/20/1906 N.S. (47)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Catcher
Sports Teams: Troy Trojans (1880-1882), New York Gothams/Giants (1883-1889), New York Giants (PL 1890), New York Giants (1891-1892), Cleveland Spiders (1893-1894), Cincinnati Reds (1895-1897), New York Giants (PL manager 1890), Cincinnati Reds (manager 1895-1899), New York Giants (manager 1900)

🏆🏒Harold Hugh "Harry" Cameron -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/6/1890 N.S. d.10/20/1953 N.S. (63)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1912-1933
Sports Teams: Toronto Blueshirts, Toronto Arenas, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto St. Patricks, Saskatoon Sheiks, Minneapolis Millers, St. Louis Flyers

⛪⚖Herbert Clark Hoover -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/10/1874 d.10/20/1964 (90)
Hall of Famer, Quaker, President
Names/Places: b. in West Branch, Iowa
Misc: 31st U.S. President 1929-33; the first prez to have a telephone on his desk in 1929; d. in New York; in the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame for radio

🏆🥊Ted Lewis -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/24/1894 d.10/20/1970 (75)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English
Names/Places: NN:Kid

🎵🎸Ronnie Van Zant -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/15/1949 d.10/20/1977 (28)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: RFMN:Ronald Wayne
Group Names: Lynard Skynard

🎵🎸Steve Gaines -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/14/1949 d.10/20/1977 (28)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Lynard Skynard

🏆⚽James Edward "Jimmy" McGrory -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/26/1904 N.S. d.10/20/1982 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🎭🎵Merle Robert Travis -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/29/1917 d.10/20/1983 (65)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Misc: wrote 16 Tons and Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette
Song Titles: Divorce Me C.O.D.

🏆🏁🏊Jan Stender -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/7/1906 N.S. d.10/20/1989 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: Swimming Coach

🎵C. P. Spencer -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/13/1938 N.S. d.10/20/2004 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Musician, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: RN: Crathman Plato Spencer
Group Names: The Originals, The Spinners, The Voice Masters

🏆🏈Gene Hickerson -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/15/1935 d.10/20/2008 (73)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl
Sports Teams: Cleveland Browns (1958-1973)

🏆🏁Raymond Beadle -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/16/1943 d.10/20/2014 (70)
Hall of Famer, Drag Racer

🏆🏁🏊Peter Daland -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/12/1921 N.S. d.10/20/2014 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: Swimming Coach

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