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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for October 23

Last Updated 03-02-2021

🏆🏌John "Chi Chi" Rodríguez -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1935 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Puerto Rican
Names/Places: b. in Rio Piedras

🏆🏁Howard Augustine "Humpy" Wheeler Jr. -- is 83 in the year 2021 and 84 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1938 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: past president and general manager of NASCAR's Charlotte Motor Speedway.

🎵🏆⚽Pelé -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1940
Hall of Famer, Guitarist, Soccer Player, Brazilian
Names/Places: RN:Edson Arantes do Nascimento
Misc: became a professional soccer player at 16, joining the Santos team of Brazil; Pele' is generally regarded as the greatest player in the history of soccer and is largely responsible for a worldwide resurgence of the sport; led Brazil to 3 World Cup titles (1958,62,70); came to U.S. in 1975 to play for NY Cosmos in NASL; scored 1,281 goals in 22 years.

🎵Pat Lewis -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1947 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Gospel Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Misc: primarily a backing vocalist

🏆🏁🏍Wayne Rainey -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1960
Hall of Famer, Motorcyclist
Misc: former American Grand Prix road racer; AMA Superbike

🏆🏈Doug Flutie -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1962
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: won Heisman Trophy with Boston College (1984); 3-time CFL MVP with B.C. Lions (1991) and Calgary (1992-93); led Calgary to Grey Cup title in 1992; 6x CFL's Most Outstanding Player, 6x CFL All-Star
Sports Teams: Boston College, New Jersey Generals (USFL 1985), Chicago Bears (NFL 1986), New England Patriots (NFL 1987-1989), BC Lions (CFL 1990-1991), Calgary Stampeders (CFL 1992-1995), Toronto Argonauts (CFL 1996-1997), Buffalo Bills (NFL 1998-2000), San Diego Chargers (NFL 2001-2004), New England Patriots (NFL 2005)

🎵🎸Robert Trujillo -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1964
Hall of Famer, Heavy Metal Bassist
Group Names: Infectious Grooves, Black Label Society, Metalicca

🏆⚽Tiffeny Milbrett -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1972 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Forward, American

🎵Allen Branstetter -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.10/23/1990 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Trumpeter, Soul Musician
Misc: Neo-soul style
Group Names: St. Paul and The Broken Heart

🏆⚾William Ambrose Hulbert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1832 d.4/10/1882 (49)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure, MLB Executive
Misc: one of the founders of the National League, recogized as baseball's first major league.

🏆🏈John William Heisman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1869 d.10/3/1936 (66)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: The Heisman Trophy established in his name (1935); The first athletic director of NY's downtown athletic club; 36-year coach; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Brown (football player, 1887-1889), Penn (football player, 1890-1891), Oberlin (football coach, 1892), Buchtel (football coach, 1893-1894), Oberlin (football coach, 1894), Auburn (football coach, 1895-1899), Clemson (football coach, 1900-1903), Georgia Tech (football coach, 1904-1919), Penn (football coach, 1920-1922), Washington & Jefferson (football coach, 1923), Rice (football coach, 1924-1927), Georgia Tech (basketball coach, 1908-1909), Georgia Tech (basketball coach, 1912-1914), Buchtel (baseball coach, 1894), Clemson (baseball coach, 1899-1904), Georgia Tech (baseball coach, 1904-1917)

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🏆🏁🏊Isabella "Belle" Mary Moore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1894 N.S. d.3/7/1975 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Scottish
Names/Places: aka Belle Cameron

📰🏆Samuel Harold "Sam" Lacy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1903 N.S. d.5/8/2003 N.S. (99)
Hall of Famer, Editor, Columnist, Sports Commentator, Sports Writer

🏆🥊Maurice Tillet -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1903 N.S. d.9/4/1954 N.S. (50)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Russian
Names/Places: NN:The French Angel

🏆🏌Harvey Penick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1904 d.4/2/1995 (90)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: premier golf instructor and author of one the best-selling sports book of all time, "Harvey Penick's Little Red Book."
Book Titles: Harvey Penick's Little Red Book

🏆🏁🏊Gertrude Ederle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1905 N.S. d.11/30/2003 N.S. (98)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: the youngest person to break a non-mechanical world record by swimming the 880 yard freestyle in 13:19, and first woman to swim the English Channel (6 August 1926); won 3 medals in 1924 Olympics.

🏆🏒Gordon Arthur "Gordie" Drillon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1913 N.S. d.9/23/1986 N.S. (72)
Hall of Famer, NHL Right Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1935-1950
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Montreal Canadiens (NHL), Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets (EHL), Syracuse Stars (IAHL), Valleyfield Braves (QPHL), Saint John Beavers (MSHL)

🏆🏈Frank "Bruiser" Kinard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1914 N.S. d.9/7/1985 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, NFL Tackle, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL 1938-1944), Brooklyn Tigers (NFL 1938-1944), New York Yankees (AAFC 1946-1947), Ole Miss (as player 1930s, administrator 1971-1973, as line coach 1948-1970)

⛪🎭🏆🎾Johnny Carson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1925 N.S. d.1/23/2005 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Protestant, Comedian, TV Talk Show Host, Producer, Tennis Player
Names/Places: b. in Corning, IA
TV Shows: Who Do You Trust, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (host 1962-92)

🏆🏒Fred Shero -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1925 N.S. d.11/24/1990 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, NHL Coach, NHL Player, Canadian
Names/Places: NN:The Fog
Misc: spent most of his playing career (1947-1958) in the minor leagues, though played for the New York Rangers of the NHL
Sports Teams: New York Rangers

🏆Dezső Gyarmati -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1927 N.S. d.8/18/2013 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Hungarian
Misc: water polo player, one of five men to win three Olympic gold medals in Water Polo.

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⚖🏆⚾Jim Bunning -- Birth 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)

🎵Yvonne Staples -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1937 N.S. d.4/10/2018 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Gospel Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: Roebuck's daughter
Group Names: The Staple Singers

🏆⛸Dona Lee Carrier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1940 d.2/15/1961 (20)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🎵Ellie Greenwich -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1940 d.8/26/2009 (68)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter, Soul Singer
Group Names: Raindrops
Song Titles: Da Doo Ron Ron (songwriter), Chapel of Love (songwriter)

🏆🏈Winston Hill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/23/1941 N.S. d.4/26/2016 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player
Sports Teams: New York Jets, Los Angeles Rams

🎵"Mother" Maybelle Carter -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/10/1909 d.10/23/1978 (69)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Country Singer
Names/Places: Mother of June, Helen, & Anita
Group Names: The Carter Family

🎵Hoyt Hawkins -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/31/1927 d.10/23/1982 (55)
Hall of Famer, Country Singer
Group Names: the Jordanaires

🏆🥊Rodney Agatupu Anoa'i -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/2/1966 N.S. d.10/23/2000 N.S. (34)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: ring name: Yokozuna

🏆⚽Bill Nicholson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/26/1919 d.10/23/2004 (85)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: wing half and manager

🏆🏈William C. Gorden -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/30/1930 N.S. d.10/23/2020 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Tennessee State (player), Jackson State (coach for football and baseball)

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