🎵William "Billy Bass" Nelson -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.1/28/1951
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Bassist
Group Names: Funkadelic
🏆🏌Nick Price -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.1/28/1957
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Zimbabwe
Misc: PGA Tour Player of Year in 1993; winner of 1994 British Open and PGA Championship; 1st player to win 2 Grand Slam titles in same year since Faldo in 1990; also won PGA Championship in 1992.
🏆🏁🏊Giorgio Lamberti -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.1/28/1969 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Italian
🎵Monifah -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.1/28/1972 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Singer
🏆🏁🏊Libby Trickett -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.1/28/1985 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian
🏆⚾George Wright -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/28/1847 d.8/21/1937 (90)
Hall of Famer, MLB Shortstop
Misc: first National League batter
Sports Teams: Cincinnati Red Stockings (1869-1870), Boston Red Stockings (1871-1875), Boston Red Caps (1876-1878, 1880-1881), Providence Grays (1879, 1882), Providence Grays (manager, 1879)
🏆🏀Barney Sedran -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/28/1891 d.1/14/1964 (72)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player
Names/Places: NN:Mighty Mike
Misc: Shortest player to be inducted in the Hall of Fame; 1 Hudson Valley League championship (Newburgh, 1912); Pennsylvania League championship and 35 straight wins with Carbondale (1917); 1 New York State League championship (Albany, 1921); played for too many teams to list
💰🏆Ole Bardahi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/28/1902 d.8/11/1989 (87)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, Sports Figure
Misc: in the Motorsports Hall of Fame
🏆🏀Matthew P. "Pat" Kennedy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/28/1908 N.S. d.6/16/1957 N.S. (49)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Referee
Misc: officiated over 4,000 games from 1928-1957; worked for the NBA, NCAA, and the Harlem Globetrotters; was the first referee to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1959.
🏆🎳Joseph Sinke -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/28/1909 d.6/26/1981 (72)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: used a two-finger ball and a three step approach
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🏆⚽John Thomson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/28/1909 d.9/5/1931 (22)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
🏆🏁James Ernest "Jimmy" Bryan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/28/1926 N.S. d.6/19/1960 N.S. (34)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: Indianpolis 500 (1958)
🏆🏒Douglas William "Doug" Woog -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/28/1944 N.S. d.12/14/2019 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Announcer, Hockey Coach
Sports Teams: University of Minnesota Golden Gophers
🎵Charlie McCoy -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/26/1909 d.1/28/1950 (40)
Hall of Famer, Blues Guitarist
Names/Places: NN: Papa Charlie
Misc: not to be confused with a later Charlie McCoy of country music fame
Group Names: The Mississippi Shieks.
🏆🏈🏀Edward J. Hickox -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/10/1878 N.S. d.1/28/1966 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach, Basketball Administrator
Misc: an executive secretary of the Hall of Fame from 1949-1963.
Sports Teams: Southwestern Normal (football coach 1907), Springfield (MA, football coach 1922-1923, basketball coach 1926-1942), Colorado College (basketball coach 1914-1915), American International (basketball coach 1944-1947)
🏆🎾Chuck Garland -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/29/1898 d.1/28/1971 (72)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
🎭🏆🏈Harold "Red" Grange -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/13/1903 N.S. d.1/28/1991 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, NFL Runningback, College Football Player
Names/Places: b. in Forksville, Pa.; NN:No. 77 or Galloping Ghost
Misc: 3367 rushing yds & All-America at Univ of Illinois; Bears #57 retired; in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Chicago Bears (1925, 1929-1935), New York Yankees (1926-1927)
🏆🏈Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/17/1923 N.S. d.1/28/2004 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, NFL Halfback, NFL End
Misc: AAFC/NFL; in the Wisconsin Athletic, Pro and College Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Chicago Rockets (1946-1948), Los Angeles Rams (1949-1957)
🎵🎸Jim Capaldi -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/24/1944 d.1/28/2005 (60)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer, Percussionist, Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Group Names: Traffic, soloist
🎵🎸Billy Powell -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/3/1952 d.1/28/2009 (56)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Keyboardist
Group Names: Lynard Skynard, Rossington Collins Band
📰🎵Pete Seeger -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/3/1919 d.1/28/2014 (94)
Hall of Famer, Editor, Teacher, Political Activist, Songwriter, Tenor, Banjoist, Guitarist, Folk Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; NN:America's Tuning Fork
Misc: Spark Plug player
Group Names: The Weavers, Kingston Trio, soloist
🎵🎸Paul Kantner -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/17/1941 d.1/28/2016 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco
Group Names: Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, KBC Band
🎵🎸Signe Toly Anderson -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/15/1941 d.1/28/2016 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Jefferson Airplane (one of the founding members)
🏆🏈Chris Doleman -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/16/1961 N.S. d.1/28/2020 N.S. (58)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive End
Sports Teams: Minnesota Vikings (1985-1993), Atlanta Falcons (1994-1995), San Francisco 49ers (1996-1998), Minnesota Vikings (1999)
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