🎵Jac Holzman -- is 86 in the year 2017 and 87 in the year 2018; b.9/15/1931
Hall of Famer, Music Executive
Misc: best known as the founder, chief executive officer and head of Elektra Records and Nonesuch Records.
🏆🥊Theodore Long -- is 70 in the year 2017 and 71 in the year 2018; b.9/15/1947 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestling Figure
Misc: WWE wrestling personality, manager, and referee
🎭🏆🏈Dan Marino -- is 56 in the year 2017 and 57 in the year 2018; b.9/15/1961
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, NFL Quarterback
Names/Places: b. in Pittsburgh, PA
Misc: four-time leading passer in AFC (1983-84,86,89); set NFL single season records for TD passes (48) and passing yards (5,084) with Miami in 1984; entered 1994 season ranked 2nd in career TD passes (298); career 47,299+ yards; ten 3,000 yard seasons.
Sports Teams: Miami Dolphins (1983-1999)
🏆⚾Gaylord Perry -- is 79 in the year 2017 and 80 in the year 2018; b.9/15/1938
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Jackson; Jim's (James) brother
Misc: NL Cy Young Award winner in 1978 (Padres), AL Cy Young Award winner in 1972 (Indians); retired in 1983 with 314 wins and 3,534 strikeouts over 22 years and with 8 teams; brother Jim won 215 games for family total of 529.
Sports Teams: San Francisco Giants (1962-1971), Cleveland Indians (1972-1975), Texas Rangers (1975-1977), San Diego Padres (1978-1979), Texas Rangers (1980), New York Yankees (1980), Atlanta Braves (1981), Seattle Mariners (1982-1983), Kansas City Royals (1983)
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🏆🏈Will Shields -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.9/15/1971
Hall of Famer, NFL Guard, College Football Player
Misc: 12x Pro Bowl, 3x First Team, 4x Second Team; in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Universiy of Nebraska, Kansas City Chiefs (1993-2006)
🎵Roy Acuff -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/15/1903 d.11/23/1992 (89)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Music Publisher, Fiddler, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Maynardsville, TN; NN:King of Country Music; MN:Claxton
Misc: The Wabash Cannonball & The Great White Speckled Bird; Grand Ole Opry
Song Titles: The Prodigal Son, I'll Forgive You But I Can't Forget
TV Shows: Hee Haw (regular)
🎵🎸Signe Toly Anderson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/15/1941 d.1/28/2016 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Jefferson Airplane (one of the founding members)
💰🏆🏁Ettore Bugatti -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/15/1881 d.8/21/1947 (65)
Hall of Famer, Manufacturer, Auto Racer, French, Italian
Misc: Founder of Bugatti; in the Motorsports Hall of Fame though not a racer
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✍📰James Fenimore Cooper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/15/1789 d.9/14/1851 (61)
Hall of Famer, Novelist, Critic, Historian
Misc: America's first major novelist
Book Titles: Last of the Mohicans
🏆🎳Russ Gersonde -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/15/1907 d.3/14/1989 (81)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: one of the tallest leading bowlers at 6 foot 4 1/2.
🏆🏀Edward "Eddie" Gottlieb -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/15/1898 N.S. d.12/7/1979 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, NBA Owner, NBA Manager, NBA Coach
Names/Places: NN:Mr. Basketball and The Mogul
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Warriors (first coach and manager and former owner 1951-1962)
🏆🏀John Isaacs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/15/1915 N.S. d.1/26/2009 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Player, Panamaian
Sports Teams: New York Renaissance, Washington Bears
🏆🏀Harry Edward "Buddy" Jeannette -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/15/1917 d.3/11/1998 (80)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Figure, Basketball Coach
Misc: Played in the ABL and the NBL; most of his playing career came prior to the formation of the modern NBA or its predecessor leagues; however Jeannette did serve three years as a player-coach for the original Baltimore Bullets of the Basketball Association of America. In the 1948 BAA playoffs, he became the first player-coach to win a professional championship.
Sports Teams: Cleveland White Horses (NBL, 1938-1939), Detroit Eagles (1939-1941, NBL), Sheboygan Red Skins (1942, NBL), Fort Wayne Pistons (1943-1946, NBL), Baltimore Bullets (1946-1950, BAA), Baltimore Bullets (coach, 1946-1951, BAA), Georgetown Hoyas (coach, 1952-1956, college), Baltimore Bullets (coach, 1964-1965, NBA), Baltimore Bullets (coach, 1966-1967, NBA), Pittsburgh Pipers (coach, 1969-1970, ABA)
🎵Sylvia Rose Moy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/15/1938 N.S. d.4/15/2017 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter
Misc: best known for her songs written with and for Stevie Wonder
⛪🎭🏆🏈Merlin Jay Olsen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/15/1940 d.3/11/2010 (69)
Hall of Famer, Mormon, Actor, Sports Commentator, Football Announcer, NFL Defensive, NFL Tackle
Names/Places: b. in Logan, UT
Misc: Los Angeles Rams' Fearsome Foursome Defensive Tackle in 14 Pro Bowls, played 208 games
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams (1962-1976)
TV Shows: Little House on the Prarie (as Jonathan Garvey), Father Murphy (as John Michael Murphy)
🏆🎾Rafael H. Osuna -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/15/1938 d.6/4/1969 N.S. (30)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Names/Places: NN:El Pelon
Misc: US Open 1963
🏆🏌Karsten Solheim -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/15/1911 d.2/26/2000 (88)
Hall of Famer, Golf Figure, Norweigan
Misc: a golf club designer and businessman; founder of the Solheim Cup.
🏆⚾Frank Chance -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/9/1876 d.9/15/1924 (48)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB First Baseman
Misc: member of baseball's most famous double-play combination, Tinker to Evers to Chance.
Sports Teams: Chicago Orphans/Chicago Cubs (player 1898-1912, manager 1905-1912), New York Yankees (player 1913-1914, manager 1913-1914), Boston Red Sox (manager 1923)
🏆⛸Ardelle Kloss -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/12/1916 d.9/15/2011 (95)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater
🎵🎸Johnny Ramone -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/8/1948 d.9/15/2004 (55)
Hall of Famer, Punk Rock Singer/Guitarist, American
Names/Places: RN:John Cummings
Misc: some say b. 1951
Group Names: The Ramones
🎵🎸Rick Wright -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/28/1943 d.9/15/2008 (65)
Hall of Famer, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Group Names: Pink Floyd
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