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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name August 27

Last Updated 10-06-2019

🎵Jeffrey Alan Cook -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.8/27/1949
Hall of Famer, Bassist, Fiddler, Keyboardist, Violinist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Alabama

🎵🎸Dickie "Be-Bop" Harrell -- is 79 in the year 2019 and 80 in the year 2020; b.8/27/1940 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: The Blue Caps (a backing band for Gene Vincent)

🏆🏌Bernhard Langer -- is 62 in the year 2019 and 63 in the year 2020; b.8/27/1957
Hall of Famer, Golfer, German

🎵🎸Alex Lifeson -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.8/27/1953
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Singer/Guitarist, Canadian
Group Names: Rush

🎵🎸Glen Matlock -- is 63 in the year 2019 and 64 in the year 2020; b.8/27/1956
Hall of Famer, Guitarist, Punk Rock Bassist, English
Group Names: The Sex Pistols (through 1977 when he was booted off and Sid Vicious replaced him)

🏆🏒Adam Oates -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.8/27/1962
Hall of Famer, NHL Coach, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played from 1985-2004; career 1,079 assists
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Edmonton Oilers

🏆Cynthia "Cindy" Ann Potter -- is 69 in the year 2019 and 70 in the year 2020; b.8/27/1950 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: springboard diver (Olympic-bronze-1976), 28 US titles

🏆🥊Robert Remus -- is 71 in the year 2019 and 72 in the year 2020; b.8/27/1948 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: ring name: Sargent Slaughter

🏆⚾Jim Thome -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/27/1970
Hall of Famer, MLB Third Baseman
Names/Places: RN: James Howard Thome
Misc: 5x All-Star, Silver Slugger Award, NL Home Run Leader (2003), in the Baseball, Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Baseball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians (1991-2002), Philadelphia Phillies (2003-2005), Chicago White Sox (2006-2009), Los Angeles Dodgers (2009), Minnesota Twins (2010-2011), Cleveland Indians (2011), Philadelphia Phillies (2012), Baltimore Orioles (2012)

🏆🎾Clarence Clark -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/27/1859 d.6/29/1937 (77)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

✍🏆🏀George T. Hepbron -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/27/1863 d.4/30/1946 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Author, Sports Figure, Basketball Referee
Misc: one of basketball's first referees and rules pioneers; wrote the game's first book "How to Play Basketball" in 1904.
Book Titles: How To Play Basketball

🏆⚽Nat Lofthouse -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/27/1925 d.1/15/2011 (85)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English

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🏆⚾Harry Lee "Peanuts" Lowrey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/27/1917 N.S. d.7/2/1986 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, MLB Outfielder
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs (1942-43; 1945-49), Cincinnati Reds (1949-50), St. Louis Cardinals (1950-54), Philadelphia Phillies (1955)

🏆🏁🏊William Danforth "Bill" Mulliken -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/27/1939 N.S. d.7/17/2014 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🎵Edward (Pip) Patten -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/27/1939 N.S. d.2/25/2005 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: Gladys Knight's cousin
Group Names: Gladys Knight & the Pips

🎵Frances Preston -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/27/1928 d.6/13/2012 (83)
Hall of Famer, Country Performer
Misc: some say b. in 1934; one of the most successful executives in the history of the music industry

🏆Fred Russell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/27/1906 N.S. d.1/26/2003 N.S. (96)
Hall of Famer, Sports Writer
Misc: Nashville Banner newspaper; favored sports scribe in Nashville for nearly 70 years

🎭Bob Stewart -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/27/1920 d.5/4/2012 (91)
Hall of Famer, TV Producer
Misc: game shows

🎭Gracie Allen -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/26/1895 d.8/27/1964 (69)
Hall of Famer, Radio Actress, TV/Movie Actress, Comedienne
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco; RN:Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen; George Burn's wife & costar in Burns & Allen TV Show
Misc: many say b. 1906 or d. Aug 28
TV Shows: Burns and Allen

🏆🏀Zelmo Beaty -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/25/1939 d.8/27/2013 (73)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player, College Basketball Player, ABA Figure, Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Basketball and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Prairie View A&M (1958-1962), St. Louis / Atlanta Hawks (1962-1969), Utah Stars (ABA 1970-1974), Los Angeles Lakers (1974-1975), Virginia Squires (ABA coach 1975-1976)

🎵Jim Denny -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/28/1911 d.8/27/1963 (52)
Hall of Famer, Music Executive
Names/Places: RN:James R.
Misc: country booking agent

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🎵Brian Epstein -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/19/1934 d.8/27/1967 (32)
Hall of Famer, Music Figure, English
Misc: Beatles manager & discoverer; d. drug overdose

🏆🏒Valeri Kharlamov -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/14/1948 d.8/27/1981 (33)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Left Wing, Russian
Misc: played 1967-1981
Sports Teams: CSKA Moscow

🎭Brandon Tartikoff -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/13/1949 d.8/27/1997 (48)
Hall of Famer, TV Executive, Film Executive
Misc: NBC prog prez, responsible for resusicating NBC back to life by introducing shows such as The Brady Brides, Family Ties, A-Team, Cheers, Cosby Show, Miami Vice, Golden Girls, Knight Rider, St. Elsewhere, LA Law, Night Court, Hunter, Highway to Heaven, Matlock, 227, Alf, Empty Nest, and many others.; Punky Brewster's dog was named after him.; An icon of 80s TV.

🏆🥊Gertrude Elizabeth "Luna" Vachon -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/12/1962 N.S. d.8/27/2010 N.S. (48)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler

🎵🎸Stevie Ray Vaughan -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/3/1954 d.8/27/1990 (35)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Blues Singer, Blues Guitarist, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Triple Threat (lead), Double Trouble, soloist
Album Titles: Texas Flood, Couldn't Stand The Weather, Soul To Soul, In Step, Family Style, The Sky is Crying

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