🎵🎸Steve Cropper -- is 79 in the year 2020 and 80 in the year 2021; b.10/21/1941 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Drummer, Guitarist, Rock & Roll Performer
Misc: sought-after sessionist; of Booker T. & the M.G.'s, Mar-Keys, Blues Bros.; some say 1942
🏆⚾Edward Charles "Whitey" Ford -- is 92 in the year 2020 and 93 in the year 2021; b.10/21/1928 N.S.
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:the Chairman of the Board
Misc: not to be confused with comedian Whitey Ford; won record 10 World Series games; overall record of 236-106 with a .690 percentage; led AL in wins 3 times; won both Cy Young Award and World Series MVP in 1961 with the New York Yankees; 10x All-Star, 6x World Series champ; Yankees #16 retired
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (1950, 1953-1967)
🏆🏒Louis A. "Lou" Lamoriello -- is 78 in the year 2020 and 79 in the year 2021; b.10/21/1942 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NHL Executive, NHL General Manager
Sports Teams: New Jersey Devils (general manager), Toronto Maple Leafs (general manager)
🎵Lee Loughnane -- is 74 in the year 2020 and 75 in the year 2021; b.10/21/1946
Hall of Famer, Trumpeter
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
Group Names: Chicago
🎵Owen Bradley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/21/1915 d.1/7/1998 (82)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Arranger, Musician, Pianist, Bandleader
Misc: Studio Owner; had Quintet; headed Decca Records, produced hits by Conway Twitty, Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn among others, and was credited with making Nashville the mecca of country music.
🏆🏌Bob Harlow -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/21/1899 d.11/15/1954 (55)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: promoter who played a key role in the early development of the PGA Tour
📰🏆🏌Robert Karlow -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/21/1889 d.11/15/1954 (65)
Hall of Famer, Journalist, Golfer
Misc: an important figure in the development of professional golf in the USA
🏆⚽Ed McIlvenny -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/21/1924 d.5/18/1989 (64)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
🏆🏀Vern Mikkelsen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/21/1928 d.11/21/2013 (85)
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward
Names/Places: RN:Arlid Verner Agerskov Mikkelsen
Misc: was one of the NBA's first power forwards in the 1950s and was known for his tenacious defense.
Sports Teams: Minneapolis Lakers (1949-1959), Minnesota Pipers (coach 1968-1969)
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🎵🎸Brent Mydland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/21/1952 d.7/26/1990 (37)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Singer, Rock & Roll Keyboardist, German
Group Names: The Grateful Dead
🏆🥊Masao Ohba -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/21/1949 N.S. d.1/25/1973 N.S. (23)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Japanese
Misc: he was the WBA flyweight champion at the time of his death
🏆🏒Ernie Russell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/21/1883 d.2/23/1963 (79)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, NHL Forward, Canadian
Misc: played 1904-1914; NHL Rover
Sports Teams: Montreal Hockey Club, Montreal Wanderers
✍📰🏆🏁Brock Yates -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/21/1933 N.S. d.10/5/2016 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Author, Screenwriter, Journalist, Racing Figure
Misc: longtime executive order of Car and Driver magazine
🎵Bill Black -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/17/1926 d.10/21/1965 (39)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Bassist
Names/Places: b. in Memphis, TN
Misc: soul & country genres; in Elvis Presley's band; warm-up act during the Beatles' American tour
🏆🎾John Bromwich -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/14/1918 d.10/21/1999 (80)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Austrian
🎵Elliott Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/6/1969 N.S. d.10/21/2003 N.S. (34)
Hall of Famer, Folk Singer/Guitarist
Song Titles: Needle in the Hay
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