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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for October 25

Last Updated 08-31-2021

🏆Robert David "Bob" Webster -- is 83 in the year 2021 and 84 in the year 2022; b.10/25/1938 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏀Bobby Knight -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.10/25/1940
Hall of Famer, Sports Analyst, NBA Coach, College Basketball Coach, Olympic Athlete
Misc: has coached Indiana to 3 NCAA titles (1976,81,87); 3-time Coach of Year (1975-76,89); 640 career wins in 29 years; coached 1984 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal.
Sports Teams: Ohio State (player 1959-1962), Army (coach 1963-1971), University of Indiana (coach 1971-2000), Texas Tech (2001-2008)

🎵🎸Jon Anderson -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.10/25/1944
Hall of Famer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Drummer, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Group Names: Yes, Anderson-Bruford-Wakeman-Howe, soloist

🏆🥊Dan Gable -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.10/25/1948
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Olympic Athlete
Misc: coach; career college wrestling record of 118-1 at Iowa St., where he was a 2-time NCAA champ (1968,69) and tourney MVP in 1969 (137 lbs.); won gold medal (149 lbs) at 1972 Olympics; coach U.S. freestyle team in 1988; coached Iowa to 9 straight NCAA titles (1978-86) and has added three more from 1991-93.

🏆🏀Daniel P. "Dan" Issel -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.10/25/1948
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Misc: ABA & NBA 27,482 career points; Odds-defying star big man at Kentucky, then for ABA Kentucky Colonels, then for ABA/NBA Denver Nuggets in lengthy playing career. Later also coached Denver. Netted over 25,000 pro points. 6x ABA All-Star; Nuggets #44 retired
Sports Teams: Kentucky Colonels (ABA 1970-1975), Denver Nuggets (ABA then NBA 1975-1985, coach 1992-1994, 1999-2001)

🏆🏀David W. "Dave" Cowens -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.10/25/1948
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Forward
Misc: high intensity big man / center for the Boston Celtics, helped lead team to two NBA titles in 1974 and 1976; NBA MVP 1973, 7x NBA All-Star; Celtics #18 retired
Sports Teams: Florida State (1967-1970), Boston Celtics (1970-1980), Milwaukee Bucks (1982-1983), Boston Celtics (coach 1978-1979), San Antonio Spurs (assistant coach 1994-1996), Charlotte Hornets (coach 1996-1999), Golden State Warriors (coach 2000-2002), Chicago Sky (WNBA coach 2006), Detroit Pistons (assistant coach 2006-2009)

🏆🏁🏊Kornelia Ender -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.10/25/1958 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, East German
Names/Places: aka Kornelia Matthes then Kornelia Grumnt
Misc: most wins, 8 gold, 2 silver, in '73 & '75; first woman to win 4 gold medals at one Olympics (1976), all in world-record time.

🎵🎸Chad Smith -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.10/25/1961
Hall of Famer, Alternative Rock Drummer
Group Names: Red Hot Chili Peppers

🏆⚾Pedro Martínez -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.10/25/1971
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher, Dominican Republican
Misc: 8x All-Star, NL Cy Young Award winner in 1997 (Expos); AL Cy Young Award winner in 1999 and 2000 (Red Sox), All Star MVP 1999 (Red Sox); Red Sox #45 retired
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers (1992-1993), Montreal Expos (1994-1997), Boston Red Sox (1998-2004), New York Mets (2005-2008), Philadelphia Phillies (2009)

🏆🏌Herman Densmore "Denny" Shute -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/25/1904 N.S. d.5/13/1974 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Golfer

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🏆⚽Robert Lowe "Bob" McPhail -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/25/1905 N.S. d.8/24/2000 N.S. (94)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🎭🎵Minnie Pearl -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/25/1912 d.3/4/1996 (83)
Hall of Famer, Actress, Comedienne, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Centerville, TN; RN:Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon
Misc: HOW-DEEEEE!; Grand Ole Opry regular
TV Shows: Hee Haw

🏆⚽Stan Cullis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/25/1916 d.2/28/2001 (84)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Defender, Soccer Manager, English

🏆⚾Lee MacPhail -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/25/1917 d.11/8/2012 (95)
Hall of Famer, MLB Executive
Misc: AL president (1974-83); president of owners' Player Relations Committee (1984-85); also GM of Baltimore (1959-65) and NY Yankees (1967-74); father of Andy.

🎵Earl Palmer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/25/1923 N.S. d.9/19/2008 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Drummer
Misc: sessionist; some say b. 1924

⚛🏆⚾Dr. Bobby Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/25/1924 N.S. d.3/25/2021 N.S. (96)
Hall of Famer, Physician, Cardiologist, Sports Executive, MLB Third Baseman
Misc: the 6th AL president (1983-1994); 4x World Series champion; as player, hit .279 in 8 years as NY Yankees 3B; also hit .439 with 3 pinch hits in 41 World Series at bats (1947-51).; some say b. Oct 24, 1925
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (1946-1952, 1954)

🏆⚽Jimmy McIlroy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/25/1931 N.S. d.8/20/2018 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Northern Ireland
Misc: Northern Ireland; MBE

💰🎵Donald "Don" Davis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/25/1938 N.S. d.6/5/2014 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Banker, Music Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist

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🏆🏀Zelmo Beaty -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/25/1939 d.8/27/2013 (73)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player, College Basketball Player, ABA Figure, Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Basketball and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Prairie View A&M (1958-1962), St. Louis / Atlanta Hawks (1962-1969), Utah Stars (ABA 1970-1974), Los Angeles Lakers (1974-1975), Virginia Squires (ABA coach 1975-1976)

🏆🏌Willie Anderson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/31/1880 d.10/25/1910 (30)
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Scottish
Misc: some say b.1878

🏆🏒Joseph A. "Joe" Riley -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1923 N.S. d.10/25/1976 N.S. (52)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player
Sports Teams: Dartmouth Big Green (college)

🏆🥊Victor Galíndez -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/2/1948 d.10/25/1980 (31)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Argentine

🎵Bill Graham -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/8/1931 d.10/25/1991 (60)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, German
Names/Places: RN:Wolfgang Grajonca
Misc: rock impresario and promoter

✍🎵Roger Miller -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/2/1936 N.S. d.10/25/1992 N.S. (56)
Hall of Famer, Humorist, Composer, Songwriter, Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Ft. Worth, TX
Misc: Broadway composer; in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
Song Titles: Dang Me, King of the Road, You Can't Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd

🏆🎾Bobby Riggs -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/25/1918 d.10/25/1995 (77)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Names/Places: RN:Robert Larimore Riggs; 2x Priscilla Wheelan's hubby
Misc: won Wimbledon once (1939) and U.S. title twice (1939,41) before turning pro in 1941; the consummate tennis hustler who won his greatest fame by losing to Billie Jean King in the "Battle of the Sexes.", he did, however, beat Margaret Smith Court

🏆🏌Payne Stewart -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/30/1957 d.10/25/1999 (42)
Hall of Famer, Golfer

🏆🏈Wellington Mara -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/14/1916 d.10/25/2005 (89)
Hall of Famer, NFL Executive
Misc: one of the co-owners of the NFL's New York Giants from 1959 until his death.

🏆🥊Emanuel Steward -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/7/1944 d.10/25/2012 (68)
Hall of Famer, Boxing Trainer
Misc: worked with multiple world boxing champions including Lennox Lewis and Thomas Hearns.

🏆🏀William W. "Bill" Sharman -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/25/1926 N.S. d.10/25/2013 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, NBA Executive, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Misc: Lakers executive and General Manager star 6' 2 shooter and scorer; played in California pro leagues, then for Boston Celtics in the 1950s. Later a successful coach, led Cleveland Pipers, and 1972 Los Angeles Lakers to pro championships; USC #11 retired
Sports Teams: USC (1946-1950), Washington Capitols (1950-1951), Boston Celtics (1951-1961), Cleveland Pipers (ABL 1961-1962), San Francisco Warriors (coach 1966-1968), Los Angeles/Utah Stars (coach 1968-1971), Los Angeles Lakers (coach 1971-1976)

🎵🎸Jack Bruce -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/14/1943 d.10/25/2014 (71)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Harmonicaist, Keyboardist, Classic Rock Singer, Rock & Roll Bassist, Scottish
Names/Places: RFN:John
Group Names: Manfred Mann, Cream

🏆⚽Carlos Alberto -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/17/1944 N.S. d.10/25/2016 N.S. (72)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Defender, Brazilian
Names/Places: NN: Capita; RN: Carlos Alberto Torres
Misc: one of the best defenders of all time; captained Brazil to victory in the 1970 World Cup

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