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Fame - Notable Historical Events

Ty CobbJan 29, 1936

Lou GehrigDec 7, 1939

Hank GreenbergJan 26, 1956

Jackie RobinsonJan 23, 1962

Jim ThorpeJan 29, 1963

Frank MahovlichMar 3, 1968

Roy CampanellaJan 22, 1969

Yogi BerraJan 19, 1972

Gordie HoweAug 24, 1972

Roberto ClementeMar 20, 1973

Elgin BaylorJun 28, 1973

cool papaFeb 13, 1974

Mickey MantleAug 12, 1974

Ernie BanksJan 19, 1977

Elton JohnOct 1, 1977

Willie MaysJan 23, 1979

Hank AaronJan 13, 1982

Arthur AsheMar 21, 1985

Billy Dee WilliamsMar 27, 1985

Nancy LopezJul 7, 1985

Elvis PresleyJan 23, 1986

B.B. KingJan 21, 1987

Muddy WatersJan 21, 1987

Guy LafleurSep 7, 1988

Johnny BenchJan 9, 1989

Lenny WilkensFeb 10, 1989

Jerry Lee LewisJun 13, 1989

Marvin GayeSep 28, 1990

Pete RoseJan 9, 1991

Dave CowensFeb 7, 1991

Scotty BowmanMar 27, 1991

Denis PotvinJun 21, 1991

Donna SummerMar 18, 1992

William ShatnerApr 15, 1992

Roseanne BarrSep 26, 1992

Reggie JacksonJan 5, 1993

Bill WaltonMay 10, 1993

Gloria EstefanMar 2, 1994

Mike SchmidtJan 8, 1995

Michael JacksonMay 6, 1997

Seve BallesterosSep 18, 1997

Mario LemieuxNov 17, 1997

Samuel L. JacksonJun 13, 2000

Grant FuhrNov 2, 2003

Pat LaFontaineNov 3, 2003

Britney SpearsNov 17, 2003

John ElwayAug 8, 2004

Julia Louis-DreyfusMay 4, 2010

Jerry RiceAug 7, 2010

Alan MenkenNov 10, 2010

Ed SabolFeb 5, 2011

Joe SakicNov 12, 2012

Cat StevensDec 17, 2013

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Fame - Historical Events
Date Event
1804-02-26

Vice-admiral William Bligh (of Bounty fame) ends siege of Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad

1883-01-10

Fire at uninsured Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin kills 71. General Tom Thumb of P T Barnum fame, escapes unhurt

1900-03-05

American Hall of Fame founded

1901-05-30

Hall of Fame for Great American on NYU campus dedicated

1927-01-01

Dodgers announce release of future Hall of Fame Zack Wheat

1936-01-29

1st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson

1937-01-19

Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1938-01-18

Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to Hall of Fame

1938-09-13

Alexander Cartwright selects to Baseball's Hall of Fame

1939-01-24

Eddie Collins, Willie Keeler & George Sisler elected to Hall of Fame

1939-06-12

Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown NY

1939-12-07

Lou Gehrig, 36, is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

1941-04-09

PGA establishes Golf Hall of Fame

1942-01-04

Rogers Hornsby is 14th player selected to the Hall of Fame

1945-01-10

No one is elected to baseball's Hall of Fame

1945-11-15

The rules are revised for election of modern players to the Hall of Fame

1946-04-24

11 players Tinker, Evers, Chance, Burkett, McCarthy, Waddell, Plank, Walsh, Chesbro, Griffith, & McGinnity are named to Hall of Fame

1949-05-05

Tiger 2nd baseman Charlie Gehringer selected to Hall of Fame

1950-02-16

Writers fail to elect anyone to Baseball's Hall of Fame

1951-01-26

Mel Ott & Jimmie Foxx elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1952-01-31

Harry Heilmann & Paul Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1953-07-27

Dizzy Dean, Al Simmons Chief Bender, Bobby Wallace, Harry Wright, Ed Barrow, & Bill Klem & Tom Connolly are inducted into Hall of Fame

1954-08-05

Boxing Hall of Fame's 1st election selects 24 modern & 15 pioneers

1955-11-12

E Arcaro, E Sande & G Woolf 1st inductees in Jockey hall of fame

1956-01-26

Hank Greenberg & Joe Cronin are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1956-07-23

Joe Cronin & Hank Greenberg inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

1958-02-04

Hall of Fame fails to elect anyone for 1st time since 1950

1958-12-28

"The Greatest Game Ever Played", Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants 23-17 in the first every sudden-death overtime game in NFL history (17 future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were involved in the game)

1959-02-01

Zack Wheat unanimously elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1960-02-04

BBWAA voters fail to elect a new Hall of Fame member

1960-06-26

Hall of Fame allows veteran committee to vote annually

1960-08-31

Agricultural Hall of Fame forms

1960-11-23

Tinseltown dedicated its Walk of Fame at Hollywood Blvd & Vine St

1961-04-27

NFL officially recognizes Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio

1961-08-26

Official International Hockey Hall of Fame opens in Toronto

1962-01-23

Bob Feller & Jackie Robinson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1962-01-24

Jackie Robinson is 1st Black elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1963-01-27

Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, & John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1963-01-29

Jim Thorpe, Red Grange & George Halas elected to football Hall of Fame

1963-06-19

Charter members of Canadian Football Hall of Fame chosen

1963-09-07

Pro Football Hall of Fame dedicated in Canton Ohio

1964-02-02

Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, & Miller Huggins are selected to Hall of Fame

1964-02-17

101st member elected to baseball's hall of fame (Luke Appling)

1965-01-31

Pud Galvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1966-03-08

Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame

1966-07-25

Yankee manager Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame

1966-11-12

High schooler Robert Smith kills 7 for fame

1967-01-29

Branch Rickey & Lloyd Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1967-02-16

Red Ruffing selected to Hall of Fame

1968-01-23

Joe Medwick elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1968-01-28

Goose Goslin & Kiki Cuyler elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1968-02-17

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Mass, opens

1968-03-03

In a blockbuster trade, the Toronto Maple Leafs send hall of fame forward Frank Mahovlich to the rival Detroit Red Wings

1969-01-22

Roy Campanella & Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1969-02-02

Stan Coveleski & Waite Hoyt are voted into baseball Hall of Fame

1970-02-01

Ford Frick, Earle Combs & Jesse Haines elected to Hall of Fame

1970-07-27

Expos beat White Sox 10-6 in the annual Hall of Fame game

1970-07-27

L Boudreau, Earle Combs, Ford Frick, & Jesse Haines enter Hall of Fame

1970-12-05

Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy & Bill Masterson trophy stolen from NHL hall of fame

1971-01-31

& Dave Bancroft & George Weiss elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1971-02-04

Baseball announces a special hall of fame wing for blacks

1971-08-09

Le Roy (Satchel) Paige inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame

1972-01-19

Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn elected to Hall of Fame

1972-02-02

Lefty Gomez, Ross Youngs & William Harridge selected for Hall of Fame

1972-02-05

Bob Douglas is 1st African American elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

1972-02-08

Josh Gibson & Buck Leonard selected to Hall of Fame

1972-08-07

Hall of Fame inducts Berra, Sandy Koufax, Lefty Gomez & Early Wynn

1972-08-24

Gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame

1973-01-24

Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1973-01-28

Mickey Welch, George Kelly & Billy Evans elected to Hall of Fame

1973-02-01

Monte Irvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1973-03-20

Roberto Clemente elected to Hall of Fame, 11 weeks after his death

1973-06-28

Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis & Althea Gibson elected

1973-08-06

Roberto Clemente & Warren Spahn inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame

1974-01-28

Sam Thompson, Jim Bottomley, & Jocko Conlan elected to Hall of Fame

1974-02-13

James 'cool papa' Bell is named to baseball's Hall of Fame

1974-08-12

Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford become 1st team mates inducted to hall of fame on same day

1975-01-23

Ralph Kiner elected to baseball's Hall of Fame

1975-02-03

Billy Herman, Earl Averill, & Bucky Harris elected to Hall of Fame

1975-02-10

William "Judy" Johnson selected to baseball Hall of Fame

1975-06-28

David Bowie releases "Fame"

1975-09-20

David Bowie's "Fame," single goes #1 for 2 weeks

1976-02-02

Roger Connor, Fred Lindstrom & ump Cal Hubbard elected to Hall of Fame

1976-02-09

Oscar Charleston selected to baseball's the Hall of Fame

1976-11-09

Oakland releases Billy Williams, ending his Hall of Fame career

1977-01-19

Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame

1977-01-30

Edward W Stack replaces Paul Kerr president of Hall of Fame

1977-01-31

Joe Sewell, Amos Rusie, & Al Lopez elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1977-02-03

Martin Dihigo John Lloyd elected to Hall of Fame

1977-10-01

Elton John honored by MSG Hall of Fame

1978-01-19

Eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame

1978-01-30

Addie Joss & Larry MacPhail elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1978-08-07

Eddie Mathews, Addie Joss, & Larry MacPhail inducted to Hall of Fame

1979-01-23

Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1979-03-07

Warren Giles & Hack Wilson selected to baseball Hall of Fame

1979-07-21

National Women's Hall of Fame (Seneca Falls, NY) dedicated

1979-08-05

Willie Mays, Warren Giles, & Hack Wilson inducted in Hall of Fame

1980-08-03

Kaline, Snider, Klein, & Tom Yawkey inducted into Hall of Fame

1981-01-15

Bob Gibson elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

1981-03-11

Johnny Mize & Rube Foster elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1982-01-07

"Fame" premieres on NBC TV

1982-01-13

Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame

1982-03-10

Travis Jackson & Happy Chandler elected to Hall of Fame

1982-08-01

H Aaron, F Robinson, T Jackson, & H Chandler inducted in Hall of Fame

1983-01-12

Brooks Robinson & Juan Marichal elected to Hall of Fame

1983-03-10

Walter Alston, Dodgers manager, elected to Hall of Fame

1983-07-31

B Robinson, J Marichal, G Kell, & W Alston inducted into Hall of Fame

1984-01-10

Luis Aparicio, Harmon Killebrew, & D Drysdale elected to Hall of Fame

1984-03-04

Pee Wee Reese & Rick Ferrell elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

1984-08-12

Harmon Killebrew, Rick Ferrell, Don Drysdale, Pee Wee Reese, & Luis Aparicio inducted into Hall of Fame

1985-01-07

Lou Brock & Hoyt Wilhelm, elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

1985-03-06

Enos Slaughter & Arky Vaughan are elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1985-03-21

Arthur Ashe is named to Intl Tennis Hall of Fame

1985-03-27

Billy Dee Williams receives a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

1985-07-07

Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Hall of Fame Golf Championship

1985-07-28

L Brock, Slaughter, A Vaughan, & H Wilhelm inducted into Hall of Fame

1985-08-05

Establishment of a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is announced

1986-01-08

Willie McCovey is 16th elected to Hall of Fame in his 1st year

1986-01-23

1st induction of Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Bros, B Holly, J L Lewis & Elvis Presley)

1986-03-10

Ernie Lombardi, NL MVP in 1938, & Bobby Doerr, elected to Hall of Fame

1986-05-05

Hall of Fame & Museum announced to be built in Cleveland

1986-07-06

Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mazda Hall of Fame Golf Championship

1986-08-03

Willie McCovey, Bobby Doerr, & Ernie Lombardi inducted in Hall of Fame

1987-01-03

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist Aretha Franklin

1987-01-14

Catfish Hunter & Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1987-01-21

B.B. King is inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame"

1987-01-21

Muddy Waters is inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame"

1987-03-03

Ray Dandridge, 3rd baseman in Negro Leagues, eleected to Hall of Fame

1987-07-14

Steve Miller's star is unveiled on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

1987-07-26

Catfish Hunter Billy Williams & Ray Dandridge inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame

1987-08-17

Mohammad Ali elected to "Ring" magazine's Boxing Hall of Fame

1988-01-12

Willie Stargell (Pitts Pirate), elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1988-07-31

Willie Stargell became 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame

1988-09-07

Guy Lafleur, Tony Esposito & Brad Park inducted in NHL Hall of Fame

1989-01-09

Johnny Bench & Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1989-02-10

Celtic KC Jones & Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame

1989-02-28

Red Schoendienst & Al Barlick elected to baseball's Hall of Fame

1989-06-13

Jerry Lee Lewis gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1989-06-14

Singer-songwriter Carol King gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

1990-01-09

Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1990-01-17

5th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards: Bobby Darin

1990-01-17

Kinks inducted into Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

1990-02-27

No one elected to Hall of Fame for 2nd time in 3 years

1990-06-21

Little Richard gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame

1990-08-05

Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan inducted into hall of fame

1990-09-28

Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame

1990-11-06

Arsenio Hall gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

1991-01-08

Gaylord Perry, Ferguson Jenkins & Rod Carew elected to Hall of Fame

1991-01-08

Rod Carew is 22nd player elected to Hall of Fame on 1st try

1991-01-09

Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame

1991-01-26

Jan Stenerud becomes 1st pure placekicker to make NFL Hall of Fame

1991-02-04

Hall of Fame's board of directors vote 12-0 to bar Pete Rose

1991-02-05

Joni Mitchell inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame

1991-02-07

Bob Knight, Larry O'Brien, Tiny Archibald, Dave Cowens, Harry Gallatin & Larry Fleisher elected to NBA Hall of Fame

1991-02-26

Bill Veeck & Tony Lazzeri elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1991-03-27

Scotty Bowman inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a "builder" of the game

1991-06-21

NY Islanders Denis Potvin & Mike Bossy, elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

1991-07-21

Ferguson Jenkins, Gaylord Perry, Rod Carew, Tony Lazzeri, & Bill Veeck are elected into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

1991-12-10

IM Pei receives $5 million for design of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

1992-01-07

Tom Seaver & Rollie Fingers elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

1992-03-18

Donna Summer gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

1992-04-15

William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy & DeForest Kelley inducted into National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame

1992-06-11

Tracy Austin, 29, is youngest inductee of Intl Tennis Hall of Fame

1992-07-09

Kim Basinger gets 1,959th star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

1992-08-02

Tom Seaver, R Fingers, Hal Newhouser, & B McGowan enter Hall of Fame

1992-09-26

Roseanne Barr Arnold gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

1993-01-05

Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame

1993-04-05

Construction begins on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

1993-05-10

Bill Walton is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

1993-06-07

Cleveland breaks ground for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

1993-06-25

NY Islander goalie Billy Smith elected to NHL Hall of Fame

1993-08-01

Reggie Jackson enshrined in Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

1994-01-12

Steve Carlton (Phillies) elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1994-02-25

Phil Rizzuto elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1994-03-02

Miami begins a latin walk of fame, 1st star for Gloria Estefan

1994-07-28

Last steel beam is placed on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

1994-07-31

Phil Rizzuto (Yanks) & Steve Carlton (Phils) enter the Hall of Fame

1994-08-09

Phil Rizzuto Hall of Fame Night

1994-09-29

Pointer Sisters receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1995-01-08

Mike Schmidt is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

1995-07-30

Richie Ashburn and Mike Schmidt enter baseball's Hall of Fame

1995-09-01

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland Ohio

1996-01-08

For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1996-03-05

Earl Weaver & Jim Bunning, elected to Hall of Fame

1996-08-04

J Bunning, E Weaver, B Foster, & N Hanlon inducted in Hall of Fame

1997-03-05

Tommy Lasorda, Nellie Fox & Willie Wells for Hall of Fame

1997-05-06

Michael Jackson & Bee Gees inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

1997-09-18

Seve Ballesteros & Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame

1997-11-17

Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame

1998-01-06

Don Sutton selected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1998-01-20

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts Mama & Papas & Eagles

2000-06-13

Samuel L. Jackson is honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

2003-11-02

Grant Fuhr is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

2003-11-03

Pat LaFontaine is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

2003-11-17

Britney Spears, at 21 years old, becomes the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

2004-08-08

John Elway is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

2010-05-04

Julia Louis-Dreyfus receives the 2,407th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, although on the original star her name is spelled incorrectly

2010-08-07

Jerry Rice is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

2010-11-10

Alan Menken, famous Disney composer, receives the 2,442nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

2011-02-05

Ed Sabol, co-founder of NFL Films, elected for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

2012-11-12

Joe Sakic, Mats Sundin, Pavel Bure and Adam Oates are inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

2013-12-17

Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates, Kiss, Linda Ronstadt, and Nirvana are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

2014-02-01

Ray Guy becomes the first pure NFL punter to be inducted in the hall of fame

2014-04-11

2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, KISS, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, and Cat Stevens

2016-06-26

Pete Rose inducted to Reds' Hall of Fame

2017-01-19

Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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Fame - Notable Birthdays

Daniel BooneNov 2, 1734

Clyde BarrowMar 24, 1909

Hank GreenbergJan 1, 1911

Bill SharmanMay 25, 1926

Carl YastrzemskiAug 22, 1939

Willis ReedJun 25, 1942

Fame - Birthdays
Date Event
1734-11-02

Daniel Boone, Oley Valley, Pennsylvania, frontiersman/explorer (US Hall of Fame-1915), (d. 182)

1779-01-18

Peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard)

1787-02-23

Emma Willard, US, opens school for young ladies (Hall of Fame)

1797-02-28

Mary Lyon, US, educator (Mt Holyoke) (Hall of Fame)

1799-10-01

Rufus Choate, US, lawyer (Hall of Fame)

1833-11-13

Edwin Thomas Booth, US, US Hall of Fame/actor (Hamlet)

1842-02-03

Sidney Clopton Lanier, US, composer/poet (Hall of Fame)

1855-02-21

Alice Freeman Palmer, educator (Hall of Fame)

1859-10-17

William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants, Cin Reds)

1866-02-16

William "Sliding Billy" Hamilton, NJ, hall of fame baseball player

1868-06-20

Helen Miller Shepard, philanthropist/established Hall of Fame

1875-09-05

Napoleon "Larry" Lajoie, RI, hall of fame shortstop (.426 in 1901)

1876-03-12

Christian Engelstoft, The Penalty of Fame

1876-10-19

Mordecai (3 finger) Brown, hall of fame pitcher

1878-07-28

Ruth Cherrington, Riding for Fame

1880-07-27

Joseph Tinker, baseball Hall of Famer, 1/3 of fame double play combo

1881-03-18

Oliver Seibert, hall of fame hockey player (elected 1963)

1881-09-27

William J Clothier, 1st pres of tennis hall of fame/(US Open-1906)

1883-05-05

Charles Bender, only American Indian in baseball's Hall of Fame

1883-08-09

George Hoyt, NBA hall of fame referee (elected 1961)

1885-08-07

Sydney Howard, Fame

1887-05-02

Edward Collins, NY, Hall of Fame baseball infielder (White Sox, A's)

1889-07-07

K.C. MacLean, Riding to Fame

1891-03-04

Dazzy Vance, hall of fame pitcher (led NL in strike-outs 7-yrs)

1893-12-06

Lou Little, college football hall of fame coach (elected 1960)

1894-02-19

Herb Pennock, hall of fame pitcher (Yankees, 243 career wins)

1895-03-01

G B "Duke" Keats, hockey hall of fame (elected 1958)

1897-02-15

Earl H Blaik, Det, college football hall of fame coach (elected 1965)

1899-11-11

Harold "Pie" Traynor, baseball hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates)

1903-03-20

Vincent Richards, hall of fame tennis pro (elected 1961)

1903-04-06

Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher (.320 avg)

1905-10-12

Rick Ferrell, baseball Hall of Fame catcher

1906-10-11

Earl "Dutch" Clark, Colo, NFL hall of fame QB (Spartans, Detroit)

1907-02-14

Johnny Longden, jockey/trainer (1958 Racing Hall of Fame)

1907-06-06

Bill Dickey, NY Yankee hall-of-fame catcher (1928-43)/manager (1946)

1908-02-01

Albie Booth, collegiate Hall of Fame football star (Yale)

1908-08-26

Ilse Sass, Fame

1909-03-24

Clyde Barrow, bank robber (of Bonnie & Clyde fame)

1910-01-24

Geoffrey Woodward, Prelude to Fame

1911-01-01

Hank Greenberg, Hall-of-Fame 1st baseman (Detroit Tiger)

1911-06-26

Babe Didrikson Zaharias [Mildred Ella], Port Arthur, Texas, American athlete (U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame)

1911-10-26

Sid Gillman, Minneapolis, Minnesota, NFL hall of fame coach/player (LA, San Diego, Houston)

1916-02-19

Eddie Arcaro, jockey (1958 Racing Hall of Fame, 2 triple crowns)

1916-07-22

Marcel Cerdan, Fame and the Devil

1916-9-01

Dodo Cheney, Hall of Fame: Golden Anniversary

1917-04-12

M Marie Widlow, St Louis Mo, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957)

1919-05-03

Jane Scott, The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

1919-05-05

Tony Canadeo, Chicago, NFL hall of fame halfback (Green Bay Packers)

1919-07-23

[Harold] Pee Wee Reese, Hall of Fame shortstop (Dodgers)

1919-12-06

Jimmy Bivins [James], Cleveland, Ohio, Hall of Fame heavyweight boxer, (d. 2012)

1920-02-07

Oscar Brand, Chords of Fame

1920-10-13

Albert Hague, Berlin Germany, actor (Mr Shorofsky-Fame)

1920-10-13

Albert Hague, Fame

1921-07-15

Al Rex, The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

1924-09-20

James Galanos, Phila, fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1959)

1925-03-13

Bertha Tickey, Dinuba California, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1973)

1925-05-01

Chuck Bednarik, Penn, NFL hall of fame center/linebacker (Phila)

1925-06-16

Lewis Morley, Fame, Fashion and Photography: The Real Blow Up

1925-08-17

Ellen Umlauf, Wings of Fame

1925-10-29

Betty Evans Grayson, Portland Or, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1959)

1926-03-01

Allan Stanley, Timmons, ON, Hall of Fame ice hockey player, (d. 2013)

1926-05-25

Bill Sharman, Abilene Texas, Hall of Fame basketball player (Boston Celtics)

1927-01-25

Fernie Flaman [Ferdinand], Dysart, SK, CAN, Hall of Fame NHL player (Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs), (d. 2012)

1927-01-27

Joe Perry, AAFC/NFL Hall of Fame fullback (SF 49ers, Balt Colts)

1928-10-21

Edward "Whitey" Ford, New York City New York, hall of fame pitcher (NY Yankees)

1928-12-31

Amarillo Slim [Thomas Preston], Amarillo Texas, hall of fame professional poker player (1971 World Series main event), (d. 2012)

1929-04-30

Tadeusz Ryszka, How to Gain Money, Women and Fame?

1931-05-26

Jim Frey, A Hall for Heroes: The Inaugural Hall of Fame Induction of 1939

1931-08-17

Donald Honig, A Hall for Heroes: The Inaugural Hall of Fame Induction of 1939

1931-9-29

Eddie Barth, Fame

1932-01-19

Joe Schmidt, NFL Hall of Fame linebacker (Detroit Lions)

1932-04-23

Halston, [R Halston Frowick], fashion designer (1972 Hall of Fame)

1932-07-22

Oscar de la Renta, Dom Rep, designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1973)

1932-10-20

Roosevelt Brown, Virginia, NFL hall of fame tackle (NY Giants)

1933-09-01

Marshall Lytle, Old Fort, North Carolina, Hall of Fame rock bassist (Comets), (d. 2013)

1933-10-27

Floyd Cramer, La, hall of fame pianist (Last Date, On the Rebound)

1934-03-23

Joey Ambrose, The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

1934-12-19

Al Kaline, Baltimore MD, Hall of Fame outfielder (Detroit Tigers)

1937-10-20

Juan Marichal, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher (SF Giants)

1938-03-11

Guido Corte, Fame

1938-07-12

Mickey Stratton, Meriden Ct, softball catcher (Hall of Fame 1969)

1939-04-18

James Manis, Fame

1939-08-22

Carl Yastrzemski, Southampton New York, Boston Red Sox great (1967 AL MVP, Hall of Fame)

1940-02-01

Herve Filion, sulky driver (1969 Canadian Sports Hall of Fame)

1940-08-01

Joan Joyce, Waterbury Ct, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1983)

1940-10-18

Hal McCoy, Major League Baseball for keeping Pete Rose out of the Hall of Fame

1941-02-03

Carol Mann, Buffalo NY, golfer (LPGA Hall of Fame 1977, 1965 US Open)

1941-02-11

John Dowd, Major League Baseball for keeping Pete Rose out of the Hall of Fame

1942-02-22

Christine Keeler, Fame, Fashion and Photography: The Real Blow Up

1942-06-25

Willis Reed, Hico Louisiana, NBA hall of fame MVP center/coach (NY Knicks)

1942-10-01

Herb Fame, Get Down Tonight: The Disco Explosion

1942-12-09

Dick Butkus, Chicago, NFL hall of fame linebacker (Bears)/sportscaster

1943-06-26

Georgie Fame, rock vocalist (Get Away, Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde)

1943-06-26

Georgie Fame, Episode #2.5

1943-07-22

Otakar Votocek, Wings of Fame

1943-11-30

Rob Grill, The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

1944-08-10

Christopher Gore, Fame

1944-11-17

Jim Boeheim, Hall of Fame Coach

1947-04-17

John Thorn, A Hall for Heroes: The Inaugural Hall of Fame Induction of 1939

1947-08-05

Wieslaw Dabrowski, Paderewski: Man of Action, Success and Fame

1948-12-12

David Forest, Naked Fame

1948-9-23

Dan Toler, Dickey Betts & Great Southern: Back Where It All Begins - Live at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

1949-10-16

John Lansing, Hall of Fame

1950-01-16

Debbie Allen, Houston Texas, dancer/actress (3 Girls 3, Lydia-Fame)

1950-05-24

Larry Seidlin, Addicted to Fame

1950-06-15

Frank Fischer, Fame

1950-11-10

Bob Orton, WWE Hall of Fame 2005

1953-07-28

Martha Wingate, Chords of Fame

1953-10-15

Joe Santry, A Hall for Heroes: The Inaugural Hall of Fame Induction of 1939

1954-01-30

Donnie Simpson, The 9th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Aretha Franklin

1954-05-05

John Greg Adams, Scottsdale AZ, PGA golfer (1982 Hall of Fame-2nd)

1954-07-10

Andre Dawson, A Hall for Heroes: The Inaugural Hall of Fame Induction of 1939

1954-9-18

Mbewe Escobar, Fame

1955-12-09

Carol Massenburg, Fame

1956-07-15

Jill Lieber, Major League Baseball for keeping Pete Rose out of the Hall of Fame

1957-05-09

Eric Redding, The Tragic Side of Fame

1957-11-06

Lori Singer, Corpus Christi Texas, actress (Fame, V, Footloose)

1958-02-06

Barry Miller, Los Angeles California, actor (Fame, Peggy Sue Got Married)

1958-03-11

Tommy Gioiosa, Major League Baseball for keeping Pete Rose out of the Hall of Fame

1958-12-08

Billy Hufsey, actor (Christopher-Fame, Days of our Life)

1959-03-18

Irene Cara, Bronx NYC, actress/singer (Fame, DC Cab, Certain Fury)

1959-03-18

Irene Cara, Fame

1961-01-04

Lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame)

1961-01-04

Lee Curreri, Fame

1961-02-16

Gennadi Filimonov, Fame

1961-12-10

Nia Peeples, [Vernia], Hollywood, dancer/host (Fame, Party Machine)

1961-12-19

Eric Brockington, Fame

1962-02-04

Traci Parnell, Fame

1962-05-24

Gene Anthony Ray, Fame

1962-05-29

Eric Davis, Major League Baseball for keeping Pete Rose out of the Hall of Fame

1962-10-05

Michael Andretti, Indy-car racer/Auto Hall of Fame (elected 1986)

1963-05-24

Gene Anthony Ray, Harlem NY, dancer/actor (Leroy-Fame)

1963-05-27

Laura Dean, Fame

1963-08-02

Lesley Quickley, Fame

1963-08-03

Carlo Imperato, Bronx, actor (Fame)

1963-11-09

Nicholas Bunin, Fame

1963-12-05

Carrie Hamilton, Carol Burnett's daughter/actress (Fame)

1963-12-15

John Boccia, Dickie Smalls: From Shame to Fame

1964-01-10

Yvette Torres, Fame

1964-04-13

Page Hannah, Chicago Ill, actress (Kate Riley-Fame)

1965-05-12

Frank Oteri, Fame

1965-08-04

Aaryk Noctivagus, An Appetite for Fame

1965-08-10

Giovanni Pontillo, La fame e la sete

1966-04-23

Jim Stynes [James], Dublin Ireland, Hall of Fame Australian rules footballer (only foreigner to win Brownlow medal), (d. 2012)

1967-08-11

Harlemm Lee, Fame

1968-08-14

Erin Hamilton, Naked Fame

1968-10-08

Victor of Aquitaine, Fame

1969-06-26

Jessica Fame, Vortex

1970-10-07

Aisha Cerami, La fame e la sete

1970-11-22

Nigel Wilson, Fame Academy

1970-11-30

Jeff Erlanger, The 14th TV Academy Hall of Fame

1971-02-12

Raquel Mondin, Fame

1971-05-28

Martin O'Byrne, Fame Academy

1971-10-14

Daniel F. Scherl, How to Be a Director: 10 Easy Steps to Fortune and Fame

1973-01-22

Larry Birkhead, The Tragic Side of Fame

1973-02-16

Mimi Sommer, The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

1973-10-03

Paul Polsinelli, Songwriters Hall of Fame

1974-06-24

Johan Thorsell, Fame Factory

1975-02-18

Jonathan Hiltz, Sex, Fame and Murder: The Luka Magnotta Story

1975-03-29

Jonny Davis, Sex and Fame: The Mary Millington Story

1975-04-22

Carola Szucs, Fame Factory

1975-08-05

Dan Hipgrave, UK Music Hall of Fame: Biggest Selling Artists of the 21st Century

1975-10-27

Simon Sheridan, Sex and Fame: The Mary Millington Story

1976-04-06

James Fox, Fame Academy

1977-11-01

Alistair Griffin, Fame Academy

1978-02-21

Edward Doty, The Surreal Life: Fame Games

1978-02-21

Anders Johansson, Fame Factory

1978-9-15

David Sneddon, Fame Academy

1979-07-25

Peter Brame, Fame Academy

1980-08-05

Carolynne Poole, Fame Academy

1980-10-06

Michael Goldberg, Five Days to Fame: The Miss World Canada Story

1980-9-23

Malachi Cush, Fame Academy

1980-9-30

Maja Gullstrand, Fame Factory

1982-12-08

Johan Östberg, Fame Factory

1983-01-02

Dajana Lööf, Fame Factory

1983-02-09

Jason Snellman, Nevan Saunders' Quest for Fame: A Documentary by Kip Griffen

1983-03-12

J. Brian Miles, Fame Us (Pilot)

1983-11-06

George Burt, Tulisa: The Price of Fame

1984-04-23

Kevin Tancharoen, Fame

1984-05-20

Naturi Naughton, Fame

1984-07-26

Alex Parks, Fame Academy

1984-08-11

Dallas Hart, WWE Hall of Fame 2006

1985-03-31

Stephanie Bendixsen, Fame

1985-07-18

Marcus Hopsin, Fame

1987-03-23

Katie Figliotti, The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

1988-02-02

Tony Babcock, The Fame Show

1988-05-17

Alexandra Hart, WWE Hall of Fame 2006

1988-9-18

Asher Monroe, Fame

1990-01-20

Kherington Payne, Fame

1990-11-09

Philomena Bankston, Fame

1992-05-10

Eli Myers, Fame

Fame - Notable Weddings

Roy CampanellaMay 5, 1964

Vin ScullyNov 10, 1973

Fame - Weddings
Date Event
1964-05-05

Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella (41) weds long-time friend Roxie Joynes

1973-11-10

Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully (45) weds Sandra Hunt

Fame - Notable Deaths

Georges VezinaMar 26, 1926

Walter PaytonNov 1, 1999

Fame - Deaths
Date Event
1765-04-05

Edward Young, English poet (Love of Fame), dies at 81

1817-12-07

William Bligh, British naval officer of "Bounty" fame, dies at 63

1903-07-02

Ed Delahanty, American Hall of Fame baseball player (b. 1867)

1906-10-20

William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants), dies at 67

1914-11-23

Elbrige Gerry, VP (of Gerrymander fame), dies at 70

1926-03-26

Georges Vezina, NHL Hall of Fame goalie (Canadiens), dies from TB at 39

1927-10-22

Ross Youngs, Hall of Fame baseballer, dies of Bright's disease at 30

1945-06-07

Christian Engelstoft, The Penalty of Fame

1946-06-12

Sydney Howard, Fame

1949-10-27

Marcel Cerdan, Fame and the Devil

1951-03-25

Edward Collins, Hall of Fame infielder (White Sox, A's), dies at 63

1956-09-27

Babe Didrikson-Zaharias, American Hall of Fame athlete, dies of colon cancer at 45

1961-08-28

Thomas Connolly, 1st baseball umpire elected to hall of fame, dies

1961-11-13

Wally Brown, actor (Jed Fame-Cimarron City), dies at 57

1962-06-28

Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher, dies at 59

1972-03-16

Harold "Pie" Traynor, hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates), dies at 72

1979-04-06

M Marie Widlow, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957), dies at 61

1979-07-09

Betty Evans Grayson, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1959), dies at 53

1982-09-03

Michael Thoma, actor (8 is Enough, Fame), dies at 55

1988-05-18

Christopher Gore, Fame

1992-11-18

Ilse Sass, Fame

1993-03-26

Luis Falco, US choreographer (Fame, Angel Heart), dies at 50

1995-07-27

Rick Ferrell, Hall of Fame catcher, dies at 89

1996-07-03

Wanda Luczycka, How to Gain Money, Women and Fame?

1999-11-01

Walter Payton, American Football Hall of Fame Running Back, dies at 45

2000-02-19

Ellen Umlauf, Wings of Fame

2001-11-12

Albert Hague, Fame

2001-12-06

Charles McClendon, Hall of Fame college football coach (b. 1923)

2003-11-14

Gene Anthony Ray, Fame

2003-11-15

Speedy West, Country Music Hall of Fame Steel Guitarist (b. 1924)

2004-12-21

Tadeusz Ryszka, How to Gain Money, Women and Fame?

2010-05-28

Eddie Barth, Fame

2011-03-21

Pinetop Perkins, Member of the Blues Hall of Fame (b. 1913)

2011-07-04

Jane Scott, The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

2011-07-11

Rob Grill, The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

2012-01-01

Fred Milano, American doo-wop singer, member of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, dies from lung cancer at 72

2012-01-22

Joe Paterno, American College Hall of Fame football coach, dies from lung cancer at 85

2012-02-16

Gary Carter, American Hall of Fame baseball catcher dies from brain tumor at 57

2012-03-29

Bill Jenkins, American Hall of Fame drag racer and engineer, dies at 81

2012-05-30

Jack Twyman, American Hall of Fame basketball player, dies from complications from blood cancer at 78

2012-06-22

Fernie Flaman [Ferdinand], Canadian Hall of Fame NHL player, dies at 85

2012-07-04

Jimmy Bivins [James], American Hall of Fame boxer, dies from pneumonia at 92

2012-08-23

Steve Van Buren, American Hall of Fame NFL halfback, dies from pneumonia at 91

2013-01-03

James Manis, Fame

2013-01-19

Earl Weaver, American hall of fame MLB manager, dies from a heart attack at 82

2013-02-25

Dan Toler, Dickey Betts & Great Southern: Back Where It All Begins - Live at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

2013-06-03

Deacon Jones, American NFL Hall of Fame Defensive End, dies from natural causes at 73

2013-09-03

Lewis Morley, Fame, Fashion and Photography: The Real Blow Up

2014-11-23

Dodo Cheney, Hall of Fame: Golden Anniversary

2015-08-13

David Forest, Naked Fame

2015-11-15

Hall of Fame pro wrestler Nick Bockwinkel, a four-time AWA heavyweight champ, dead at 80

2015-11-16

Hall of Fame pro wrestler Nick Bockwinkel, a four-time AWA heavyweight champ, dead at 80

2016-03-11

NHL hall of fame Gadsby dies aged 88

2017-05-24

Roger Moore, British actor of James Bond fame, dies aged 89

2018-06-21

Hall of Fame golfer Hubert Green dies at 71

2018-07-30

WWE Hall of Fame legend Nikolai Volkoff dies at 70


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