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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for March 17

Last Updated 03-06-2017

🎵Clarence Collins -- is 76 in the year 2017 and 77 in the year 2018; b.3/17/1941
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Musician
Group Names: Little Anthony & the Imperials

🏆⚽Mia Hamm -- is 45 in the year 2017 and 46 in the year 2018; b.3/17/1972
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

🎵Paul Overstreet -- is 62 in the year 2017 and 63 in the year 2018; b.3/17/1955
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Singer
Misc: in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
Song Titles: Daddy's Come Around

🎭🎵John Sebastian -- is 73 in the year 2017 and 74 in the year 2018; b.3/17/1944
Hall of Famer, Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Harmonicaist, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; MN:Benson
Misc: Autoharp
Group Names: The Lovin' Spoonful (lead), soloist
Song Titles: Welcome Back (theme for Welcome Back Kotter)

🏆🥊Alberto "Baby" Arizmendi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/17/1914 d.12/31/1962 (48)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Mexican

🏆🏈"Slingin'" Sammy Baugh -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/17/1914 d.12/17/2008 (94)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Quarterback
Misc: held numerous records after 16 pro seasons; QB-DB-P; led Washington to NFL titles in 1937 (his rookie year) and '42; led league in passing 6 times, punting 4 times and interceptions once; record 85 yard punt
Sports Teams: Washington Redskins (player 1937-1952), Hardin-Simmons (coach 1955-1959), New York Titans (coach 1960-1961), Houston Oilers (coach 1964)

🎵🎷Nat "King" Cole -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/17/1919 d.2/15/1965 (45)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Pianist, Jazz Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Montgomery, AL; RN:Nathaniel Adams Coles; Natalie's dad
Misc: some say 1917
Song Titles: Nature Boy, Too Young, Ramblin' Rose, Unforgettable
TV Shows: The Nat King Cole Show (host)

🎭🏆🥊Cora Combs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/17/1923 d.6/21/2015 (92)
Hall of Famer, Actress, Wrestler
Names/Places: RLN:Svonsteckik

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🏆🏌Bobby Tyre Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/17/1902 d.12/18/1971 (69)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: won "Grand Slam of Golf" 1930; U.S. Amateur champ 5X's, U.S. Open champ 4X's; the greatest amateur golfer in history, the first player to win the Grand Slam of golf in 1930, born in Atlanta, Georgia.

🎵🎸Paul Kantner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/17/1941 d.1/28/2016 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco
Group Names: Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, KBC Band

🎵🎷Horst Lippmann -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/17/1927 d.5/18/1997 (70)
Hall of Famer, Jazz Musician, German
Misc: concert promoter, writer, and television director best known as a promoter of the influential American Folk Blues Festival tours of Europe during and after the 1960s.

🏆🥊Joe Malcewicz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/17/1897 N.S. d.??/??/1962 N.S. (0)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Joe Ginsberg; aka The Utica Panther

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🏆🏈Joe Stydahar -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/17/1912 d.3/23/1977 (65)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Tackle
Misc: 6x All Pro; in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears (player 1936-1943, 1945-1946), Los Angeles Rams (coach 1950-1951), Chicago Cardinals (coach 1953-1954)

🎵Zola Taylor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/17/1938 d.4/30/2007 (69)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Platters

🏆🏀W. R. Clifford "Cliff" Wells -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/17/1896 N.S. d.8/15/1977 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Coach
Misc: As a high school basketball coach in Indiana he led his teams to winning more than 50 tournaments, including two Indiana state championships in 1919 and 1934.
Sports Teams: Tulane University (coach 1945-1963)

🎭Fred Allen -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/31/1894 d.3/17/1956 (61)
Hall of Famer, TV/Radio Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Cambridge, Mass; RN:John Florence Sullivan
Misc: a big name in the radio era
TV Shows: What's My Line

🎵Bill Carlisle -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/19/1908 d.3/17/2003 (94)
Hall of Famer, Country Singer
Group Names: Carlisle Brothers

🎵Hugh Farr -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1903 d.3/17/1980 (76)
Hall of Famer, Fiddler, Country Singer
Names/Places: RN:Thomas Hubert Farr
Group Names: Sons of the Pioneers

🎭🎵Ferlin Husky -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/3/1927 d.3/17/2011 (83)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Comedian, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country-Pop Performer
Names/Places: b. in Flat River, MO

🏆🏀Raymond Joseph "Ray" Meyer -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/18/1913 d.3/17/2006 (92)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Notre Dame (player 1935-1938), DePaul University (1942-1984)

🏆🥊Owen Moran -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/4/1884 d.3/17/1949 (64)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English
Names/Places: NN:The Fearless

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🏆🏌Paul Runyan -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/12/1908 d.3/17/2002 (93)
Hall of Famer, Golfer

🏆⚾🏈🏀Amos Alonzo Stagg -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/16/1862 d.3/17/1965 (102)
Hall of Famer, College Baseball Coach, College Football Coach, NBA Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: Grand Old Man of Football; 57-yr coach; coached Univ. of Chicago ftbl team 41 yrs incl 5 undefeated seasons; introduced the huddle, tackling dummy, man-in-motion, and end-around play; in the College Football and Basketball Halls of Fame.
Sports Teams: Yale (1885-1889), University of Chicago (as player, 1892, as football coach, 1892-1932), Pacific (football coach, CA, 1933-1946), Susquehanna (associate football HC, 1947-1952), Chicago (basketball coach, 1920-1921, Chicago (baseball coach, 1893-1905, 1907-1913)

🎵Sunnyland Slim -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/5/1906 d.3/17/1995 (88)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Singer, Pianist, Blues Performer
Names/Places: RN:Albert Luandeew

🏆🏌🎾Henry Ellsworth Vines Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/28/1911 d.3/17/1994 (82)
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Tennis Player

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