🎭🎵Sam Gooden -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.9/2/1934 or 9/2/1939
Hall of Famer, Actor, Soul Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
Group Names: The Impressions
🏆🏀Nathaniel "Nate" Archibald -- is 69 in the year 2017 and 70 in the year 2018; b.9/2/1948
Hall of Famer, NBA Player
Misc: career 6,476 assists; scored almost 35 points per game though barely 6 feet tall; NBA Champion (1981), 6x NBA All-Star (1973, 1975-1976, 1980-1982), 3x All-NBA First Team (1973, 1975-1976), 2x All-NBA Second Team (1972, 1981), 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Kings #1 retired, UTEP #14 retired
Sports Teams: UTEP (1967-1970), Cincinnati Royals/Kansas City Kings (1970-1976), New York Nets (1976-1979), Buffalo Braves (1977-1978), Boston Celtics (1978-1983), Milwaukee Bucks (1983-1984)
🎵Rosalind Ashford -- is 74 in the year 2017 and 75 in the year 2018; b.9/2/1943
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: b. in Detroit
Group Names: Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
📰🎵🏆🏈Terry (Football) Bradshaw -- is 69 in the year 2017 and 70 in the year 2018; b.9/2/1948
Hall of Famer, Commentator, Country Singer, Football Announcer, NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Names/Places: b. in Shreveport, Louisiana
Misc: in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame; led the Pittsburgh Steelers to 4 Super Bowl titles (1975-76,79-80); Super Bowl XIII and XIV MVP (1979-80).
Sports Teams: Louisiana Tech University, Pittsburgh Steelers (1970-1983)
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🏆🎾Jimmy Connors -- is 65 in the year 2017 and 66 in the year 2018; b.9/2/1952
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, Tennis Player
Names/Places: b. in East St. Louis, IL; FN:James Scott
Misc: The No.1 player in world 5 times (1974-78); won 5 U.S. Opens, 2 Wimbledons and 1 Australian; rose from No. 936 at the close of 1990 to U.S. Open semifinals in 1991 at age 39; NCAA singles champ (1971); all-time leader in pro singles titles (109) and matches won at U.S. Open (98) and Wimbledon (84).
🏆🏈Eric Dickerson -- is 57 in the year 2017 and 58 in the year 2018; b.9/2/1960
Hall of Famer, NFL Halfback
Misc: ran 2,105 yard NFL record season '84; led NFC 3x's, AFC 2x's, 96 TDs; led NFL in rushing 4 times (1983-84,86,88); NFC Rookie of Year in 1983; All-Pro 5 times, traded from LA Rams to Indianapolis (Oct. 31, 1987) in 3-team, 10-player deal (including draft picks) that also involved Buffalo; 2nd on all-time career rushing list with 13,259 yards in 11 seasons, 90 TDs.
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams (1983-1987), Indianapolis Colts (1987-1991), Los Angeles Raiders (1992), Atlanta Falcons (1993)
🏆🥊Lennox Lewis -- is 52 in the year 2017 and 53 in the year 2018; b.9/2/1965
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Olympic Athlete, English
Misc: declared WBC heavyweight champion on Dec. 14, 1992, when world champion Riddick Bowe renounced WBC belt; defeated Bowe for super heavyweight gold medal at 1988 Olympics
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🏆D. Wayne Lukas -- is 82 in the year 2017 and 83 in the year 2018; b.9/2/1935
Hall of Famer, Sports Figure
Misc: 3-time Eclipse Award-winning horse racing trainer who has saddled two Horses of Year--Lady's Secret (1988) and Criminal Type (1990); led all trainers in money won 10 straight years (1983-92); won second Preakness and second Belmont in 1994 with Tabasco Cat.
🏆🏀John Thompson -- is 76 in the year 2017 and 77 in the year 2018; b.9/2/1941
Hall of Famer, NBA Player, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: has coached centers Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo at Georgetown; reached NCAA tourney final 3 out of 4 years with Ewing, winning title in 1984; also led Hoyas to 6 Big East tourney titles; coached 1988 U.S. Olympic team to bronze medal
Sports Teams: Providence College (player 1961-1964), Boston Celtics (coach 1964-1966), St. Anthony HS (coach 1966-1972), Georgetown (college, coach 1972-1999)
🏆🥊Nicolino Locche -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/2/1939 d.9/7/2005 (66)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Argentine
🏆🏀Adolph Rupp -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/2/1901 d.12/10/1977 (76)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: coached the University of Kentucky basketball with 875 wins; in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Kansas (player 1920-1923), Freeport HS (coach 1926-1930), University of Kentucky (coach 1930-1972)
🏆⚽William "Bill" Shankly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/2/1913 d.9/29/1981 (68)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scotish
Misc: OBE; footballer and manager
💰🏆⚾Albert Goodwill Spalding -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/2/1850 d.9/9/1915 (65)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, Executive, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Father of Baseball
Misc: A.G. Spalding & Brothers Sporting Goods Co.; N.L. co-founder
Sports Teams: Rockford Forest Citys (National Association of Baseball Players, 1866-1870), Boston Red Stockings (League Player, 1871-1875), Chicago White Stockings (League Player 1876-1878, League Manager 1876-1877)
🏆🎳Alfie Cohn -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/1/1927 d.9/2/2014 (86)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: one of Chicago's leading bowlers.
🏆⚽Paul Danilo -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/5/1919 d.9/2/2013 (94)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player
🏆🎳John Martino -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/8/1897 d.9/2/1985 (88)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: served as the first president of the Bowling Writers Association of America.
🏆🏌Francis DeSales Quimet -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1893 d.9/2/1967 (74)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: in 1913 he ended regulation play tied with golf legends Harry Vardon and Edward Ray; He beat them both in an 18-hole playoff to win the U.S. Open title. Quimet was from a poor family and caddied as a youngster to earn extra money.
🏆🎾Ernest Renshaw -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/3/1861 d.9/2/1899 (38)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: William and Ernest were twin English brothers both born.; I don't know which one died on 8-12-1904
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