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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for November 17

Last Updated 03-02-2021

🎵Bob Gaudio -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.11/17/1942
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Organist, Pianist, Pop Singer
Misc: AP says b. 1941
Group Names: The Four Seasons

🏆🎳Larry Laub -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.11/17/1943
Hall of Famer, Bowler

✍🎭Lorne Michaels -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.11/17/1944
Hall of Famer, Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian, TV Producer, Canadian
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (creator and producer 1975-1980, 1985-present), Late Night (with Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Fallon, and Seth Meyers since 1993), The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (since 2014), The Kids in the Hall, The New Show (1984), Up All Night, 30 Rock
Movie Titles: Gilda Live, Three Amigos, Wayne's World, Coneheads, Wayne's World 2, Stuart Saves His Family, A Night at the Roxbury, Mean Girls, Baby Mama, MacGruber, Masterminds

🏆🏀James Arthur "Jim" Boeheim -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.11/17/1944 N.S.
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach, Olympic Athlete
Misc: longtime United States Olympic basketball team coach since 1990; in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Syracuse University (player 1963-1966, coach 1969-present as of 2016)

🏆🏀Elvin E. Hayes -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.11/17/1945
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, NBA Center
Names/Places: NN:The Big "E"; b. in Rayville, LA
Misc: 12x All-Star; with 27,313 career points and 16,279 rebounds in 1,303 games; high leaping, scoring big man at U. Of Houston, then for San Diego-Houston Rockets. Later also starred for title-winning Washington Bullets in lengthy NBA career; University of Houston #44 retired, Washington Wizards #11 retired.
Sports Teams: Houston (1965-1968), San Diego/Houston Rockets (1968-1972), Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets (1972-1981), Houston Rockets (1981-1984)

🏆🏁🏊Michael Wenden -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.11/17/1949 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

🏆🏁🏊Roland Matthes -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.11/17/1950 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, German
Misc: 100m/200m backstroke (Oly-gold-1968, 72)

🏆🏁🏊Jodie Henry -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.11/17/1983 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

🏆🏁🏊Robert J. H. Kiphuth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/17/1890 N.S. d.1/7/1967 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer
Names/Places: RN: Robert John Herman "Bob" Kiphuth; Swimming Coach

🏆🏌Joyce Wethered -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/17/1901 d.11/20/1997 (96)
Hall of Famer, Golfer, English
Misc: a natural stylist widely regarded as the greatest British woman player of her day.

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💰🏆🏌Joseph "Joe" Dey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/17/1907 d.3/3/1991 (83)
Hall of Famer, Executive, Golfer
Misc: executive director of the USGA and the first commissioner of the PGA Tour

🏆🏀John Nucatola -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/17/1907 N.S. d.5/9/2000 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Coach, Basketball Player, Basketball Referee

🎵🎸Gerry McGee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/17/1937 N.S. d.10/12/2019 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: The Ventures

🏆🏈Willie Louis Richardson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/17/1939 N.S. d.2/8/2016 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, NFL Wide Receiver, College Football Player
Misc: 2x Pro Bowl; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Jackson Tate, Baltimore Colts (1963-1969, 1971), Miami Dolphins (1970)

🎵🎸Gene Clark -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/17/1941 d.5/24/1991 (49)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Tambourinist, Folk Singer, Rock & Roll Singer, Rock & Roll Percussionist
Names/Places: RN:Harold Eugene Clark
Misc: some say b. 1944
Group Names: The Byrds (co-founder), New Christy Minstrels
Song Titles: Mr. Tambourine Man, Turn! Turn! Turn!, Eight Miles High, So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star, Jesus is Just Alright
Album Titles: Mr. Tambourine Man, Turn! Turn! Turn!, Fifth Dimension, Younger Than Yesterday, Byrds

⛪🏆⚾Tom "Terrific" Seaver -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/17/1944 N.S. d.8/31/2020 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Episcopalian, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: b. in Fresno, CA; RN:George Thomas
Misc: 12x All-Star, 5x NL strikeout leader, won the NL Cy Young award 3X's in 1969, 1973, and 1975, won 311 major league games, and 3,640 strikeouts over 20 years; Mets #41 retired; Mets and Reds Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: New York Mets (1967-1977), Cincinnati Reds (1977-1982), New York Mets (1983), Chicago White Sox (1984-1986), Boston Red Sox (1986)

🏆🏒Francis J. "Coddy" Winter -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/29/1884 N.S. d.11/17/1944 N.S. (60)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player
Names/Places: RN:Frank Winters
Misc: played hockey mostly in the Cleveland area

🏆🏌Lloyd Mangrum -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1914 d.11/17/1973 (59)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: US Open Champ 1946

🏆🥊Sixto Escobar -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/23/1913 d.11/17/1979 (66)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Puerto Rican

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💰🎵Julius Jeramiah Bihari -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/9/1913 d.11/17/1984 (71)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, Music Figure
Misc: co-founder of Modern Records

🏆🎳Buddy Bomar -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/27/1916 d.11/17/1989 (73)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: Three BPAA titles and 38 other tournament titles.

🏆🎾Adrian Quist -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/23/1913 d.11/17/1991 (78)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🎵Pete Welding -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/15/1935 d.11/17/1995 (60)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Musicologist
Misc: blues historian, activist

🏆🏈"Weeb" Ewbank -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/6/1907 d.11/17/1998 (91)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Misc: led Baltimore to 2 NFL titles (1958-59); coached NY Jets to AFL'S 1st SuperBowl win in 1969; he was the only coach to win both the American and National Football League championships.
Sports Teams: Van Wert High School (coach 1928-1929), McGuffey High School (coach 1930-1943), Naval Station Great Lakes, Asst. (coach 1943-1945), Brown University, Asst. (coach 1946), Washington University (coach 1947-1948), Cleveland Browns, Asst. (coacch 1949-1953), NFL Baltimore Colts (coach 1954-1962), AFL New York Jets (coach 1963-1969), NFL New York Jets (coach 1970-1973), Columbia University, Asst. (1975)

🏆🏈Billy Vessels -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/22/1931 d.11/17/2001 (70)
Hall of Famer, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1952)
Sports Teams: University of Oklahima, Edmonton Eskimos (1953), Baltimore Colts (1956)

🎵Don Gibson -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/3/1928 d.11/17/2003 (75)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist, American
Names/Places: b. in Shelby, NC
Misc: some say b. Mar 3, AP says b. 1932; some say b. 1928; in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

🎭🎵🎷Ruth Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/12/1928 N.S. d.11/17/2006 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, TV/Stage Actress, Jazz Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: NN:Miss Rhythm; RLN:Weston
Misc: some say b. Jan 12
TV Shows: Hello Larry (as Leona)

🏆🏀Peter F. "Pete" Newell -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/31/1915 N.S. d.11/17/2008 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach, Olympic Athlete
Sports Teams: University of San Francisco (1946-1950), Michigan State University (1950-1954), Univesity of California (1954-1960)

🎵Jimmy Ruffin -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/7/1936 N.S. d.11/17/2014 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: David Ruffin's elder brother; b. in Collinsville, MS
Song Titles: What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted

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