🎭🏆🏈Jimmy "Jim" Brown -- is 82 in the year 2018 and 83 in the year 2019; b.2/17/1936 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, NFL Runningback
Names/Places: b. in St. Simon Island, Ga.
Misc: Cleveland Brown FB who was perhaps the most awe-inspiring running back in NFL history was a star in high school and college. He also once held the career touchdown mark with 126, until wide receiver Jerry Rice passed his by; led NFL in rushing 8 times; 8-time All-Pro (1957-61,63-65); 3-time MVP (1958,63,65) with Cleveland; ran for 12,312 yards and scored 756 points in just 9 seasons; rushed in 1963 a record NFL season of 1,863 yards.
Sports Teams: Cleveland Browns
🏆🏀Michael "Air" Jordan -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.2/17/1963
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward, NBA Guard, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: RFN:Michael Jeffrey, b. in Brooklyn, NY
Misc: College Player of Year with North Carolina in 1984; Rookie of the year 1985; NBA leading scorer 1987-93; led U.S. Olympic team to gold medals in 1984 and '92 (Dream Team); stunned sports world when he retired at age 30 on Oct. 6, 1993; signed as OF with Chicago White Sox and spent summer of '94 in Double A with Birmingham; barely hit his weight with .204 average; 32.3 point-per-game avg.; 21,541 career points; 2 Olympic gold medals; owns a restaurant in Chicago; co-starred in "Space Jam" with Bugs Bunny in 1996; 6x NBA Champion (1991, '92, '93, '96, '97, '98); 5x NBA MVP (1988, 1991-92, '96, '98); 14x NBA All-Star; 6x NBA Finals MVP (1991-93, 1996-98); 10x All-NBA First Team Selection; 9x NBA All-Defensive First Team Selection; 1x NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1988); 10x NBA Season Scoring Title (all-time record); 3x NBA Season Steals Leader; All-time leader in points in NBA Playoffs; Two Olympic gold medals (1984, 1992); 2X USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1983, 1984); Member of the "Dream Team" inducted as a unit in 2010; 50 Greatest Players in NBA History; University of North Carolina, Bulls and Heat #23 retired
Sports Teams: University of North Carolina (1981-1984), Chicago Bulls (1984-1993, 1995-1998), Washington Wizards (2001-2003)
🎵Michael McGill -- is 81 in the year 2018 and 82 in the year 2019; b.2/17/1937
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Dells
🏆🏒Luc Robitaille -- is 52 in the year 2018 and 53 in the year 2019; b.2/17/1966
Hall of Famer, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1986-2006
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings
📰🏆⚾"Red" Barber -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/17/1908 d.10/22/1992 (84)
Hall of Famer, Commentator, Sports Writer, Baseball Announcer
Names/Places: RFN:Walter Lainer; NN:The Ol' Redhead of sports
Misc: Ford C. Frick award winner in 1978
Sports Teams: Cincinnatti Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees
🏆🎾Joe Hunt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/17/1919 d.2/2/1945 (25)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
🎵Orville "Hoppy" Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/17/1905 d.10/18/1944 (39)
Hall of Famer, Bass Singer/Basso, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Ink Spots
🎵Gene Pitney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/17/1940 d.4/5/2006 (66)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Pianist, Pop Singer
🏆⚾Nestor George Chylak Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/11/1922 d.2/17/1982 (59)
Hall of Famer, MLB Umpire
🏆🏒Clarence Henry "Hap" Day -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/1/1901 N.S. d.2/17/1990 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, NHL Coach, NHL Defensive
Misc: played 1924-1938
Sports Teams: Toronto St. Pats/Maple Leafs, New York Americans
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🏆⚾Vernon "Lefty" Gomez -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/26/1908 d.2/17/1989 (80)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: 1930s Yankee led league in Shutouts, Strikeouts, Complete Games, & Innings; won 189 games
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (1930-1942), Washington Senators (1943)
🏆⚾🏈🏀George Keogan -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/8/1890 d.2/17/1943 (52)
Hall of Famer, College Baseball Coach, College Football Coach, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Saint Louis (football 1915, basketball 1915-1916), Valparaiso (football 1919-1920, basketball 1919-1922, baseball 1920-1921), Notre Dame (football 1924, basketball 1923-1943, baseball 1924-1926, 1930-1933), Wisconsin-Superior (basketball 1912-1914), St. Thomas (MN, basketball 1917-1918), Allegheny (basketball 1918-1919)
🏆🏁Frank Kurtis -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/25/1908 d.2/17/1987 (79)
Hall of Famer, Racing Figure
Misc: not a racer but in the Motorsports Hall of Fame as a racing car designer who designed and built midget cars, quarter-midgets, sports cars, indy cars, and Formula One cars, and was the founder of Kurtis Kraft.
🏆🏈Tim Mara -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/29/1887 d.2/17/1959 (71)
Hall of Famer, NFL Owner
Misc: b. Jul 30?
Sports Teams: New York Giants (owner and founder)
🏆⚾Charles Herbert "Red" Ruffing -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/3/1905 N.S. d.2/17/1986 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: 6x All-Star, 6x World Series champ
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox (1924-1930), New York Yankees (1930-1942, 1945-1946), Chicago White Sox (1947)
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