🏆🥊Larry Holmes -- is 69 in the year 2018 and 70 in the year 2019; b.11/3/1949
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: heavyweight champion (WBC or IBF) from 1978-85; successfully defended title 20 times before losing to Michael Spinks; returned from first retirement in 1988 and was KO'd in 4th by then champ Mike Tyson; launched second comeback in 1991; was 42 years and 7 months old when he fought 29-year-old champion Evander Holyfield in 1992, and lost a 12-round decision; entered 1994 with pro record of 59-4 and 40 KOs.
🏆🏒Douglas John Palazzari -- is 66 in the year 2018 and 67 in the year 2019; b.11/3/1952 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player
Misc: USA Hockey executive
🏆Ian Wright -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.11/3/1963
Hall of Famer, Soccer Striker, English
✍📰William Cullen Bryant -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/3/1794 d.6/12/1878 (83)
Hall of Famer, Poet, Editor
Misc: New York Evening Post editor for over 50 years
🏆⚾Robert Feller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/3/1918 d.12/15/2010 (92)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:The Heat from Van Meter, Bullet Bob, and Rapid Robert; b. in Van Meter, IA; RFN:Bob
Misc: led AL in strikeouts 7 times and wins 6 times with Cleveland; threw 3 no-hitters and 12 one-hitters; 266 career wins; Indians #19 retired
Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians (1936-1941, 1945-1956)
🏆🏀Ferenc Hepp -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/3/1909 N.S. d.11/27/1980 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Figure
Names/Places: NN:The Father of Hungarian Basketball
Misc: Basketball Administrator
🎭🎵Harold Baron "Hal" Jackson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/3/1915 N.S. d.5/23/2012 N.S. (96)
Hall of Famer, Radio Broadcaster, Radio Disc Jock
🏆🎾Lindley Murray -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/3/1892 d.1/17/1970 (77)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Names/Places: RFMN:R. Lindley
🏆🏈🥊Bronko Nagurski -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/3/1908 d.1/7/1990 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, NFL Tackle, NFL Fullback, Wrestler, Canadian
Misc: gained over 4000 yards rushing; Retired numbers #72 and #3; in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Minnesota, Chicago Bears (1930-1937, 1943)
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🎵🎷Joe Turner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/3/1907 d.7/21/1990 (82)
Hall of Famer, Jazz Pianist
Names/Places: not to be confused with Big Joe Turner
Misc: Blues & stride style
🏆⚽Tom "Tiny" Wharton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/3/1927 N.S. d.5/9/2005 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scotish
Misc: referee in the 50s-70s; one of the most iconic and respected officials of his generation.
🏆🏀George Yardley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/3/1928 d.8/12/2004 (75)
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward
Names/Places: NN:Jumping George
Misc: he was the first NBA player to score over 2000 points in a season; high-leaping star scoring forward at Stanford as collegian, then for the Fort Wayne -Detroit Pistons in the 1950s; in the Collge and Pro Basketball Halls of Fame.
Sports Teams: Fort Wayne Pistons, Detroit Pistons (previous two: 1953-1959, tne team moved during his tenure), Syracuse Nationals (1959-1960), Los Angeles Jets (ABL, 1961-1962)
🏆🏁🏊Alan Ford -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/7/1923 N.S. d.11/3/2008 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
🏆🥊Evan Lewis -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/24/1860 d.11/3/1919 (59)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Misc: the first recognized American Heavyweight Champion
🏆🥊Sputnik Monroe -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/18/1928 N.S. d.11/3/2006 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN: Roscoe Monroe Brumbaugh, born Rosco Monroe Merrick
🏆⚾Bobby Wallace -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/4/1873 d.11/3/1960 (86)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Shortstop, MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: Cleveland Spiders (1894-1898), St. Louis Perfectos/Cardinals (1899-1901, 1917-1918), St. Louis Browns (player 1902-1916, manager 1911-1912), Cincinnatti Reds (manager 1937)
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