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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for February 28

Last Updated 01-01-2020

🏆🏌Peter Alliss -- is 89 in the year 2020 and 90 in the year 2021; b.2/28/1931
Hall of Famer, Golfer, English
Misc: BBC television presenter and commentator, author and golf course designer.

🏆🏁Mario Andretti -- is 80 in the year 2020 and 81 in the year 2021; b.2/28/1940
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, Italian
Names/Places: father of Michael and Jeff, uncle of John; a twin; b. in Montona, Trieste
Misc: four-time USAC/CART national champion (1965-66,69,84); only driver to win Daytona 500 (1967), Indy 500 (1969) and Formula One world title (1978); Indy 500 Rookie of Year (1965)

🏆🥊Richard Henry Blood Sr. -- is 67 in the year 2020 and 68 in the year 2021; b.2/28/1953 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: ring name: Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat

🏆🏀Adrian Dantley -- is 65 in the year 2020 and 66 in the year 2021; b.2/28/1955
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic Gold 1976; 1981 and 1984 top scorer; over 20,000 career points; 6x NBA All-Star (1980-1982, 1984-1986); 2x All-NBA Second Team (1981,1984); NBA Rookie of the Year (1977); NBA All-Rookie First Team (1977); Jazz #4 retired; some say Feb 26 or 1956
Sports Teams: Notre Dame (1973-1976), Buffalo Braves (1976-1977), Indiana Pacers (1977), Los Angeles Lakers (1977-1979), Utah Jazz (1979-1986), Detroit Pistons (1986-1989), Dallas Mavericks (1989-1990), Milwaukee Bucks (1990-1991)

🏆🏁🏊Jeff Farrell -- is 83 in the year 2020 and 84 in the year 2021; b.2/28/1937 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏀Sylvia Hatchell -- is 68 in the year 2020 and 69 in the year 2021; b.2/28/1952
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: University of Tennessee (coach 1974-1975), Francis Marion College (1975-1986), University of North Carolina (coach 1986-current as of 2016)

🏆🏒Eric Lindros -- is 47 in the year 2020 and 48 in the year 2021; b.2/28/1973
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian

🏆Arnie Mausser -- is 66 in the year 2020 and 67 in the year 2021; b.2/28/1954
Hall of Famer, Soccer Goal Keeper

🏆🥊Barry McGuigan -- is 59 in the year 2020 and 60 in the year 2021; b.2/28/1961
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Irish
Names/Places: NN:The Clones Cyclone

🎵Barbara Acklin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/28/1943 N.S. d.11/27/1998 N.S. (55)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Soul Singer

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

🎵Jesse Farley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/28/1915 d.10/11/1988 (73)
Hall of Famer, Gospel Performer
Names/Places: aka Jesse James Farley
Group Names: The Soul Stirrers

🏆🏈John Hayden Fry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/28/1929 N.S. d.12/17/2019 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Sports Teams: Southern Methodist University, North Texas State University, University of Iowa (all as coach)

🏆🏀Charles D. "Chuck" Hyatt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/28/1908 d.5/8/1978 (70)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player
Misc: National championship (Pittsburgh, 1928, 1930); College All-America (1929, 1930); Helms Foundation Player of the Year (1930)
Sports Teams: University of Pittsburgh

🎵🎸Brian Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/28/1942 d.7/3/1969 (27)
Hall of Famer, Clarinetist, Flutist, Harp, Harpsichordist, Keyboardist, Marimba, Percussionist, Saxophonist, Xylophonist, Zitarist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: RN:Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones
Misc: Koto Player
Group Names: The Rolling Stones

Mary Lyon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/28/1797 d.3/5/1849 (52)
Hall of Famer, Educator

🏆🏒Joe Malone -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/28/1890 d.5/15/1969 (79)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, NHL Forward, Canadian
Names/Places: NN:Phantom Joe
Misc: played from 1910-1924
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens (NHL), Hamilton Tigers (NHL), Quebec Bulldogs (NHL), Quebec Bulldogs (NHA), Waterloo Colts (OPHL)

🏆🏀Dean Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/28/1931 d.2/7/2015 (83)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach, Olympic Athlete
Misc: has coached North Carolina to 24 NCAA tournaments in 33 years, reaching Final Four 9 times and winning championship twice (1982,93); has also led Tar Heels to 13 ACC tourney titles; coached U.S. Olympic team to gold medal in 1976; entered 1994-95 season ranked 2nd on all-time Div. I victory list with 802; in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Kansas (player 1949-1953, coach 1953-1955), Air Force (coach 1955-1958), North Carolina (coach 1958-1997), US Men's National Team (1976)

🎭🏆🏈"Bubba" Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/28/1945 N.S. d.8/3/2011 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Actor, NFL Tackle, College Football Player
Names/Places: b. in Orange, Texas; RFN:Charles Aaron
Misc: Super Bowl champion (V), AFC champion (1970), 2x Pro Bowl (1970, 1971), First team All-Pro (1971)
Sports Teams: Baltimore Colts (1967-1971), Oakland Raiders (1973-1974), Houston Oilers (1975-1976)
TV Shows: Open All Night, Blue Thunder (as Lyman Bubba Kelsey), Half Nelson (as Beau)
Movie Titles: Semi-Tough

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🏆⚾Ernest Judson "Jud" Wilson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/28/1894 d.6/24/1963 (69)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Manager, Baseball Player
Misc: nicknamed "Boojum", was an American third baseman, first baseman, and manager in Negro league baseball.
Sports Teams: Baltimore Black Sox (1922-1930), Homestead Grays (1931-1932 and 1940-1945), Pittsburgh Crawfords (1932), Philadelphia Stars (1933-1939)

🏆⚽Stan Cullis -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/25/1916 d.2/28/2001 (84)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Defender, Soccer Manager, English

📰Paul Harvey -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/4/1918 d.2/28/2009 (90)
Hall of Famer, Newscaster, Journalist, Commentator, Columnist
Names/Places: b. in Tulsa, OK; LN:Aurandt
Misc: Gives you "The R-R-R-R-Rest of the Story"

🎵Frankie Lymon -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/30/1942 d.2/28/1968 (25)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Falsetto, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Group Names: Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers (lead)

🏆⚾Eppa Rixley -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/3/1891 d.2/28/1963 (71)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Jeptha
Misc: pitched 1912-33
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1912-1917, 1919-1920), Cincinnati Reds (1921-1933)

🎵Mike Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1943 d.2/28/2008 (64)
Hall of Famer, Singer, Keyboardist, English
Group Names: Dave Clark Five

🎭Mary Stuart -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/4/1926 d.2/28/2002 (75)
Hall of Famer, Soap Actress
Misc: never won an Emmy
TV Shows: Search For Tomorrow (as Joanne Tourneur Tate), Guiding Light (as Meta Bauer)

🏆🎾Bill Talbert -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/4/1918 d.2/28/1999 (80)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: tennis doubles champ (US 1942, 45, 46, 48)

🏆🏁🏊Henry Taylor -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/17/1885 N.S. d.2/28/1951 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, English

🏆🏀Louis Wilke -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/10/1896 N.S. d.2/28/1962 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Coach
Misc: Basketball Administrator; served as chairman of the AAU Basketball Committee for seven terms, and an executive board member of the U.S. Olympic Committee from 1956-1960.

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