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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for January 1

Last Updated 11-04-2017

🎵🏆🥊James Ray "Jimmy" Hart -- is 73 in the year 2017 and 74 in the year 2018; b.1/1/1944 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Composer, Musician, Wrestling Manager

🏆🏈Pierce Holt -- is 55 in the year 2017 and 56 in the year 2018; b.1/1/1962
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive End, College Football Player
Misc: 1x Pro Bowl and All-Pro; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Angelo State University, San Francisco 49ers (1988-1992), Atlanta Falcons (1993-1995)

🏆🏁Jacques Ickx -- is 72 in the year 2017 and 73 in the year 2018; b.1/1/1945
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, Belgiumese
Misc: Formula One; Sports car racing; Le Mans auto race (6-time winner).

🎵Joseph "Grandmaster Flash" Saddler -- is 59 in the year 2017 and 60 in the year 2018; b.1/1/1958
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Bandleader, Rapper
Names/Places: RN:Joseph Saddler
Misc: some say b. 1957
Group Names: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Melle Mel & the Furious Five
Song Titles: White Lines

🏆⛸Michael Seibert -- is 57 in the year 2017 and 58 in the year 2018; b.1/1/1960
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, Ice Dancer

🏆🥊Newsboy Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1904 d.1/1/1977 (73)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

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🎭🏆🥊Rocky Graziano -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1919 d.5/22/1990 (71)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Panelist, Boxer
Names/Places: NN:Da Rock; RN:Thomas Rocco Barbella
Misc: World middleweight champ 1940s; some sources give Dec 31, 1921, Jan 1, 1922, and June 7, 1922
TV Shows: Pantotime Quiz (panelist)

⛪🏆⚾"Hammerin'" Hank Greenberg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1911 d.9/4/1986 (75)
Hall of Famer, Jewish, MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: RFN:Henry Benjamin
Misc: AL MVP 1935, 1940; Tigers #5 retired
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers (1930, 1933-1941, 1945-1946), Pittsburgh Pirates (1947)

🏆🥊Young Griffo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1871 d.12/10/1927 (56)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Australian
Names/Places: RN:Albert Griffiths

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🏆🥊Tom Hyer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1819 d.6/26/1864 (45)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆⚾Tim Keefe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1857 d.4/23/1933 (76)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Smiling Tim and Sir Timothy
Misc: 2x NL wins leader, 3x NL ERA leader
Sports Teams: Troy Trojans (1880-1882), New York Metropolitans (1883-1884), New York Giants (1885-1889), New York Giants (PL 1890), New York Giants (1891), Philadelphia Phillies (1891-1893)

🏆🏒Eddie Olson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1922 N.S. d.2/10/1995 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player
Sports Teams: St. Louis Flyers (1946-1951), Cleveland Barons (1951-1955)

🏆🏒Elwin Romnes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1907 N.S. d.7/21/1984 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, NHL Player, Hockey Coach
Misc: played 1927-1940
Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Americans

🎵Frank Stokes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1888 d.12/12/1955 (67)
Hall of Famer, Blues Performer
Misc: considered by many musicologists to be the father of the Memphis blues guitar style.

🏆🏈Derrick Thomas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1967 d.2/8/2000 (33)
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker
Misc: Pro and College Football Halls of Fame, 9x Pro Bowl, 7x First Team All-AFC; Chiefs #58 retired
Sports Teams: Kansas City Chiefs (1989-1999)

🏆🏈Doak Walker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/1/1927 d.9/27/1998 (71)
Hall of Famer, NFL Halfback, College Football Player
Misc: won Heisman Trophy as SMU junior in 1948; led Detroit to 2 NFL titles (1952-53); All-Pro 5 times in 6 years; Lions #37 retired
Sports Teams: Southern Methodist University, Detroit Lions (1950-1955)

🎵🎸Ronald Frank "Ron" Asheton -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/17/1948 d.1/1/2009 (60)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: The Stooges

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🏆🥊Newsboy Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1904 d.1/1/1977 (73)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🎾Mabel Cahill -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/2/1863 d.1/1/1905 (41)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Irish

🏆⚽Ralph Caraffi -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1901 d.1/1/1978 (76)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Midfielder

🏆🏀Max "Marty" Friedman -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/12/1889 d.1/1/1986 (96)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Misc: player 1910-1927 (played in almost every league in the East)

🏆⚾William "Wee Willie" Keeler -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/3/1872 d.1/1/1923 (50)
Hall of Famer, MLB Right Fielder
Misc: 2962 hits; scored a record 2,065 hits in his first ten years in the majors; known for his seeing eye singles, coined the phrase "hit 'em where they ain't"
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1892-1893), Brooklyn Grooms (1893), Baltimore Orioles (1894-1898), Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1902), New York Highlanders (1903-1909), New York Giants (1910)

🏆🏀Ken Loeffler -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/14/1902 d.1/1/1975 (72)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Penn State (player 1920-1924), Geneva College (1928-1934), Yale University (1935-1942), University of Denver (1945-1946), St. Louis Bombers (1946-1948), Providence Steamrollers (1948-1949), La Salle (1949-1955), Texas A&M (1955-1957)

🏆🥊Billy Miske -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/12/1894 d.1/1/1924 (29)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🎭🎵Patti Page -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/8/1927 d.1/1/2013 (85)
Hall of Famer, Actress, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Claremore, OK; RN:Clara Ann Fowler; NN:The Singing Rage
Misc: in 1950s TV varieties
Song Titles: All My Love (Bolero), Tennessee Waltz, I Went To Your Wedding, (How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window

🎵Buck Ram -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/21/1907 d.1/1/1991 (83)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: RFN:Samuel
Misc: Music Manager
Group Names: The Penguins (manager), The Platters (manager)
Song Titles: I'll Be Home for Christmas (writer)

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🏆🏁Mauri Rose -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/26/1906 d.1/1/1981 (74)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: Indianapolis 500

🏆John Steadman -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1927 N.S. d.1/1/2001 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Sports Writer
Misc: The Baltimore Sun

🎭🎵Hank Williams Sr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/17/1923 d.1/1/1953 (29)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RFN:Hiram King

🏆🎾Helen Wills-Moody -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/6/1905 d.1/1/1998 (92)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: LN:Roark; NN:Queen of the Nets
Misc: winner of 7 U.S., 8 British, 4 French women's singles titles; some say b. 1906

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