🏆🏈Robert "Bobby" Bell -- is 80 in the year 2020 and 81 in the year 2021; b.6/17/1940 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker
Misc: 6x AFL All-Star, 5x First Team All-AFL, 3x Pro Bowl; Chiefs #78 retired; in the North Carolina Sports, College Football and Pro Football Halls of FAme
Sports Teams: University of Minnesota, Kansas City Chiefs (1963-1974)
⛪🎭🎵Barry Manilow -- is 77 in the year 2020 and 78 in the year 2021; b.6/17/1943
Hall of Famer, Jewish, Director, Music Producer, Arranger, Composer, Songwriter, Pianist, Adult-Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; RN:Barry Alan Pinkus
Misc: composed the Dr. Pepper, Pepsi, and McDonald's jingles.
Song Titles: Mandy, It's a Miracle, Could It Be Magic, I Write the Songs, Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again, Beautiful Music, Weekend in New England, Looks Like We Made It, Daybreak, It's Just Another New Year's Eve, Can't Smike Without You, Even Now, Copacabana (At the Copa), Ready to Take a Chance Again, Somewhere in the Night, Ships, I Made It Through the Rain, Some Kind of Friend, Bandstand Boogie
Album Titles: Barry Manilow, Barry Manilow II, Tryin' to Get the Feeling, This One's For You, Even Now, One Voice, Barry, If I Should Love Again, Here Comes the Night, 2:00 AM Paradise Cafe, Manilow, Swing Street, Barry Manilow (1989), Singin' with the Big Bands, Summer of '78
🏆🏁🏊Steve (Swimmer) Clark -- is 77 in the year 2020 and 78 in the year 2021; b.6/17/1943 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic Gold medalist ; broke nine world swimming records from 1960-65 in short-course times
🎵🎸Gregg Rolie -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.6/17/1947
Hall of Famer, Keyboardist, Organist, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Santana, Journey, Bad English
🏆🏒Michael James "Mike" Milbury -- is 68 in the year 2020 and 69 in the year 2021; b.6/17/1952 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, NHL Defensive
Misc: works as an ice hockey analyst for the NESN, Hockey Night in Canada, and the NHL on NBC as of 2016.
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins (possibly 1974-1987)
🏆🎳Mark Lewis -- is 65 in the year 2020 and 66 in the year 2021; b.6/17/1955
Hall of Famer, Bowler, Olympic Athlete
🏆🏁🏊Ulrike Richter -- is 61 in the year 2020 and 62 in the year 2021; b.6/17/1959 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, East German
Names/Places: aka Ulrike Schmidt
🏆🏁🏊Michael (Swimmer) Gross -- is 56 in the year 2020 and 57 in the year 2021; b.6/17/1964 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, West German
Misc: Olympic-2 world records-1984
🏆🏈Dermontti Dawson -- is 55 in the year 2020 and 56 in the year 2021; b.6/17/1965
Hall of Famer, NFL Center
Misc: 7x Pro Bowl, 6x All Pro; Steelers #63 no longer issued; in the Kentucky Pro Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers (1988-2000)
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🏆🥊Terry Norris -- is 53 in the year 2020 and 54 in the year 2021; b.6/17/1967
Hall of Famer, Boxer
🏆🏁🏊Stephanie Rice -- is 32 in the year 2020 and 33 in the year 2021; b.6/17/1988 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian
🏆🥊Tommy Burns -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1881 d.5/10/1955 (73)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Canadian
🎭🎵"Red" Foley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1910 d.9/19/1968 (58)
Hall of Famer, Actor, TV Host, Songwriter, Harmonicaist, Gospel Singer, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: NN: The Founding Father of Country Music, RFN:Clyde Julian
Misc: Radio Host
TV Shows: Ozark Jubilee
🏆🏈Ray Scott -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1919 d.3/23/1998 (78)
Hall of Famer, Football Announcer
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers, UCLA, Arizona, Minnesota, Nebraska (all football announcing jobs)
TV Shows: CBS Sports
🎵Gene DePaul -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1919 d.2/27/1988 (68)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Songwriter, Pianist
🏆🏈Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1923 N.S. d.1/28/2004 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, NFL Halfback, NFL End
Misc: AAFC/NFL; in the Wisconsin Athletic, Pro and College Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Chicago Rockets (1946-1948), Los Angeles Rams (1949-1957)
🏆🎾Bud Collins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1929 d.3/4/2016 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Sportscaster, Tennis Player
Misc: tennis commentator
🎵🎸Clifton E. "Cliff" Gallup -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1930 N.S. d.10/9/1988 N.S. (58)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: The Blue Caps (a backing band for Gene Vincent)
🏆🏀Maurice Stokes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1933 d.4/6/1970 (36)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player
Misc: 3x NBA All-Star(1956-58); 3x All-NBA Second Team Selection (1956-58); NBA Rookie of the Year (1956); Sacramento Kings #12 retired; in the College Basketball and Pro Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Rochester/Cincinnatti Royals (1955-1958)
✍Mark Hopkins -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/4/1804 d.6/17/1887 (83)
Hall of Famer, Author, Philosopher, Educator
🏆⚽Patrick Gallacher -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/16/1891 N.S. d.6/17/1953 N.S. (62)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Irish
🎵🎸Danny Cedrone -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/20/1920 d.6/17/1954 (33)
Hall of Famer, Bandleader, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: RFMN:Donato Joseph
Group Names: The Comets (a backing band for Bill Haley)
🏆🏁Robert Charles "Bob" Sweikert -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/20/1926 N.S. d.6/17/1956 N.S. (30)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
🏆🏒Ray Chaisson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1918 N.S. d.6/17/1983 N.S. (64)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player
Misc: played in the Eastern Hockey League and the Pacific Coast Hockey League
🎭🎵Kate Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/1/1907 d.6/17/1986 (79)
Hall of Famer, Actress, Singer, Soprano
Names/Places: RFN:Kathryn; d. in Raleigh, N.C.
Misc: some say b. in 1909
TV Shows: Kate Smith Show
🏆🥊Bruiser Brody -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/18/1946 N.S. d.6/17/1988 N.S. (41)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN: Frank Donald Goodish; Ring Names: King Kong Brody, The Masked Marauder and Red River Jack
🏆🏈John David Crow -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/8/1935 d.6/17/2015 (79)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Player, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: coach/athletic director: Northeast Louisiana U; Heisman Trophy (1957), 4x Pro Bowl
Sports Teams: Texas A&M University, Chicago/St. Louis Cardinals (1958-1964), San Francisco 49ers (1965-1968), Alabama (coach 1969-1971), Cleveland Browns (coach 1972-1973), San Diego Chargers (coach 1974), Northeast Louisiana (coach 1976-1980), Northeast Louisiana (administrator 1975-1981), Texas A&M (administrator 1983-1993)
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