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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for March 28

Last Updated 03-06-2017

🏆🏀Richard F. "Rick" Barry -- is 73 in the year 2017 and 74 in the year 2018; b.3/28/1944
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, NBA Forward
Names/Places: b. in Elizabeth, NJ; RN:Richard Francis Dennis Barry III
Misc: Career 18,395 points, 5,168 rebounds, 4,017 assists; NBA scoring leader, 1967, ABA, 1969; forward made over 90% free throws attempted (NBA record); only player to lead both NBA and ABA in scoring; 5-time All-NBA first team; playoff MVP with Golden St. in 1975. NBA Champion (1975), 8x NBA All-Star (1966-1967, 1973-1978), 5x All-NBA First Team (1966-1967, 1974-1976), NBA Rookie of the Year (1966), 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Warriors #24 retired; in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Miami (1962-1965), San Francisco Warriors (1965-1967), Oakland Oaks/Washington Caps (ABA 1968-1970), New York Nets (ABA 1970-1972), Golden State Warriors (1972-1978), Houston Rockets (1978-1980)

🎵Gerry House -- is 69 in the year 2017 and 70 in the year 2018; b.3/28/1948
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Country Musician

🎵Charlie McCoy -- is 76 in the year 2017 and 77 in the year 2018; b.3/28/1941
Hall of Famer, Multi-instrumentalist, Harmonicaist, Country Singer
Misc: sessioned for Bob Dylan, Quincy Jones, Waylon Jennings, and B.J. Thomas
Group Names: Area Code 615
TV Shows: Hee Haw (musical director)

🎭🎵Reba McEntire -- is 62 in the year 2017 and 63 in the year 2018; b.3/28/1955
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chockie, Oklahoma
Misc: some say b. in 1954
TV Shows: Reba (as Reba Hart)
Movie Titles: The Little Rascals (1994), Tremors, Charlotte's Web (2006), One Night at McCool's

🏆🏀Jerry Sloan -- is 75 in the year 2017 and 76 in the year 2018; b.3/28/1942
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Names/Places: RN: Gerald Eugene Sloan
Sports Teams: Baltimore Bullets (player 1965-1966), Chicago Bulls (player 1966-1976, coach 1978-1982), Utah Jazz (coach 1985-2011)

🏆⚽Earnie Stewart -- is 48 in the year 2017 and 49 in the year 2018; b.3/28/1969
Hall of Famer, Soccer Midfielder, Dutch (Netherlands)

🏆🏒Keith Tkachuk -- is 45 in the year 2017 and 46 in the year 2018; b.3/28/1972
Hall of Famer, NHL Left Wing, American
Names/Places: RN:Keith Matthew Tkachuk
Misc: played 1991-2010
Sports Teams: Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, St. Louis Blues, Atlanta Thrashers

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🏆🥊Curtis Michael Hennig -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/28/1958 N.S. d.2/10/2003 N.S. (44)
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Wrestler, Wrestling Manager
Names/Places: aka Mr. Perfect; NN:Curt

🏆🥊Joey Maxim -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/28/1922 d.6/2/2001 (79)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🥊Abe Coleman -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/20/1905 N.S. d.3/28/2007 N.S. (101)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Polish
Names/Places: aka Abe Kelmer, Abba Kelmer, Hebrew Hercules, and Jewish Tarzan
Misc: At the time of his death, Coleman was believed to be the oldest professional wrestler in the world.

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🏆⚽Robert "Bob" W. Craddock -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/5/1923 d.3/28/2003 (79)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

🎵Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/24/1905 d.3/28/1974 (68)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Blues Singer
Names/Places: aka Percy Lee and Elmer James

🎖⚖🏆🏌Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/14/1890 d.3/28/1969 (78)
Hall of Famer, General, President, Golfer
Names/Places: b. in Denison, TX
Misc: 34th U.S. President (1953-61); WWII 5-star Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe; on a $1 coin; in the Golf Hall of Fame

🏆⚾John "Johnny" Evers -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/21/1881 d.3/28/1947 (65)
Hall of Famer, MLB Second Baseman
Names/Places: aka Johnny J.
Misc: NL Chalmers Award Winner 1914; member of baseball's most famous double-play combination, Tinker to Evers to Chance.
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs, Boston Braves

🏆🎳Therman Gibson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/30/1917 d.3/28/1969 (52)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆🎾Clarence Griffin -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1888 d.3/28/1973 (85)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

📰🎵W. C. Handy -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/16/1873 d.3/28/1958 (84)
Hall of Famer, Publisher, Composer, Songwriter, Singer, Cornetist, Bandleader, Blues Performer
Names/Places: NN:Father of the Blues; RFMN:William Christopher
Misc: established the popularity of the blues in band music

💰🏆⚾Bancroft "Ban" Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/5/1864 d.3/28/1931 (67)
Hall of Famer, Executive, MLB Player
Names/Places: b. in Norwalk, CT
Misc: the American League of professional baseball owes its existence and its equal footing with the National League to Ban Johnson; Johnson encouraged a fierce competition with the N.L. that ended with a merger in 1903

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🏆⚾Charles Herbert "Chuck" Klein -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/7/1905 d.3/28/1958 (52)
Hall of Famer, MLB Coach, MLB Right Fielder
Names/Places: NN:The Hoosier Hammer
Misc: NL MVP 1932
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1928-1933), Chicago Cubs (1934-1936), Philadelphia Phillies (1936-1939), Pittsburgh Pirates (1939), Philadelphia Phillies (1940-1944)

📰Earl Nightengale -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/12/1921 d.3/28/1989 (68)
Hall of Famer, Commentator
Misc: WGN radio; radio: Sky King (as the voice of the adventure character Sky King)

🏆🎳Chuck O'Donnell -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/12/1913 d.3/28/2001 (87)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆⚾🏀Cumberland Willis "Cum" Posey -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/20/1890 d.3/28/1946 (55)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure, Basketball Figure
Misc: was an American baseball player, manager, and team owner in the Negro leagues, as well as a star professional basketball player and team owner.

🎵Earl Eugene Scruggs -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/6/1924 d.3/28/2012 (88)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Banjoist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Cleveland County, N.C.
Misc: Bluegrass style
Group Names: Flatt & Scruggs, soloist
Song Titles: The Ballad of Jed Clampett with Flatt

🎭🏆⚾🏈🏁🏃Jim Thorpe -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/28/1888 d.3/28/1953 (64)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, MLB Player, NFL Coach, NFL Player, College Football Coach, Runner, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in Prague, OK; a twin; FN:James Francis
Misc: football All-America 1911, 1912; won pentathlon & decathlon, '12 Olympics; was the first NFL president; the greatest American athlete of the half-century; in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Canton Bulldogs (player 1915-1917, 1919-1920, 1926; coach 1915-1920), Cleveland Indians (player and coach 1921), Oorang Indians (player 1922-1923), Rock Island Independents (player 1924, 1925), New York Giants (player 1925), Tampa Cardinals (player 1926), Chicago Cardinals (player 1928), Indiana University Bloomington (coach 1915), Oorang Indians (coach 1922-1923), Tampa Cardinals (coach 1926)

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