🏆🏀George Raveling -- is 83 in the year 2020 and 84 in the year 2021; b.6/27/1937 N.S.
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Washington State (1972-1983), Iowa (1983-1986), USC (1986-1994)
🎨Vera Wang -- is 71 in the year 2020 and 72 in the year 2021; b.6/27/1949
Hall of Famer, Fashion Designer
Misc: in the Figure Skating Hall of Fame
🏆🥊Young Barney Aaron -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/27/1836 N.S. d.6/4/1907 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English
🏆🏈🥊William Fritz Afflis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/27/1929 d.11/10/1991 N.S. (62)
Hall of Famer, Football Player, Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Richard Afflis; ring name:Dick The Bruiser
🎭🎵Bobby Bennett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/27/1938 d.1/18/2013 (74)
Hall of Famer, Comedian, Dancer, Songwriter, Musician, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Famous Flames (the backing band for James Brown)
🏆🏒Leonard Stanley "Len" Ceglarski -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/27/1926 N.S. d.12/16/2017 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Coach, Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete
Sports Teams: Clarkson (coach), Boston College (coach)
✍📰🎭Bob Keeshan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/27/1927 d.1/23/2004 (76)
Hall of Famer, Author, Commentator, TV Host
Names/Places: b. in Lynbrook, NY
TV Shows: Howdy Doody Show (as Clarabell the Clown), Tinker's Workshop, Captain Kangaroo (star), The Stupids (as Mr. Sender)
⚛🏆🏁🏊Adolph Kiefer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/27/1918 N.S. d.5/5/2017 N.S. (98)
Hall of Famer, Inventor, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1936); inventor of competetive swim equipment and water safety gear.
🏆🏒Frederick McLaughlin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/27/1877 d.12/17/1944 (67)
Hall of Famer, NHL Owner
Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks (founder of a multi-time Stanley Cup winner)
🎵"Doc" Pomus -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/27/1925 d.3/14/1991 (65)
Hall of Famer, Lyricist, Songwriter
Names/Places: RN:Jerome E. Felder
Misc: rock 'n roll; of Pomus & Shuman team
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🏆🏁🏊Wilhelmina "Mina" Wylie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/27/1891 N.S. d.7/6/1984 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian
🏆🎾Lotte Dod -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/24/1871 d.6/27/1960 (88)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, English
🎵🎸John Entwistle -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/9/1944 d.6/27/2002 (57)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Bassist, English
Names/Places: b. in London; MN:Alec
Misc: Oct 9 is correct although several sources state Sep 10 or 1942 or 1946, but, it is Oct 9 according to The Who's box set booklet "30 Years of Maximum R&B CD"
Group Names: The Who
🏆🏒"Hap" Holmes -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/21/1892 d.6/27/1941 (49)
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Harry George Holmes
Misc: played 1912-1928
Sports Teams: Toronto Blueshirts (NHA), Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA), Torontos (NHL), Toronto Arenas (NHL), Victoria Cougars (WCHL/WHL), Detroit Cougars (NHL)
Joe (Manager) Jackson -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/26/1928 N.S. d.6/27/2018 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Celebrity Dad
Names/Places: patriarch of the Jackson family of entertainers, father of Michael, Jermaine, Janet, LaToya, etc.
Misc: Talent Manager; in the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame
🏆🏈Larry Kelley -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/30/1915 d.6/27/2000 (85)
Hall of Famer, College Football Player
Misc: second winner of the Heisman Trophy in 1936
Sports Teams: Yale University (1934-1936)
🏆🏈Marion Motley -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/5/1920 d.6/27/1999 (79)
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback, NFL Fullback
Misc: all-time leading AAFC rusher; rushed for over 4,700 yards and 31 TDs for Cleveland Browns (1946-53).
Sports Teams: Cleveland Browns (1946-1953), Pittsburgh Steelers (1955)
🎵Mack Rice -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/10/1933 N.S. d.6/27/2016 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: aka Sir Mack Rice
Group Names: The Falcons
Song Titles: Respect Yourself (wrote with Luther Ingram), Mustang Sally (singer and songwriter)
🏆🏁🏊Dina Willemina Jacoba "Nida" Senff -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/3/1920 N.S. d.6/27/1995 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Dutch (Netherlands)
🎵Bobby Womack -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/4/1944 d.6/27/2014 (70)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Gospel Singer, Soul Singer
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