💰🏆🏁Roger Penske -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.2/20/1937 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Auto Racer, American
Misc: national Sports Car driving champion (1964); established racing team in 1961; co-founder of Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART); ownership of Tean Penske, DJR Team Penske, The Penske Corporation and other automotive-related businesses.
🏆⚽Jimmy Greaves -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.2/20/1940
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: one of England's top international goalscorers
🏆🏒Phil Esposito -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.2/20/1942
Hall of Famer, NHL General Manager, NHL Center, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; FN:Philip Anthony
Misc: playing cereer 1963-1981; the first NHL player to score 100 points in a season (126 in 1969); 6-time All-NHL first team with Boston; 2-time MVP (1969,74); 5-time scoring champ; star of 1972 Canada-Soviet series; president-GM of NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning, 778 career goals, the first one to get 70 goals in one season
Sports Teams: Chicago Black Hawks, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers (player then General Manager)
⚖🏆🥊Antonio Inoki -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.2/20/1943
Hall of Famer, Politician, Mixed Martial Arts, Wrestler, Japanese
Names/Places: RN:Kanji Inoki, then Muhammad Hussain Inoki
🏆🏁🏊Doublas Albert "Doug" Russell -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.2/20/1946 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
🎵Lynda Laurence -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.2/20/1949 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Supremes
🏆🏁🏊Stephen K. "Steve" Lundquist -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.2/20/1961 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
🏆🏀Charles Wade Barkley -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.2/20/1963
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: NN:Sir Charles; b. in Leeds, Alabama
Misc: traded to Suns for 3 players (June 17, 1992); U.S. Olympic Dream Team member in '92 and '96; career 20,182+ points and 10,055+ rebounds; NBA regular season MVP (1993); 11x NBA All-Star (1987-1997); 5x All-NBA First Team with Philadelphia and Phoenix (1988-1991, 1993); 5x All-NBA Second Team (1986-1987, 1992, 1994-1995); All-NBA Third Team (1996); NBA All-Rookie Team (1985); NBA All-Star Game MVP (1991); 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); member of the "Dream Team" inducted as a unit in 2010.
Sports Teams: Philadelphia 76ers (1984-1992), Phoenix Suns (1992-1996), Houston Rockets (1996-2000)
⚖🏆Perica Bukić -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.2/20/1966 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Politician, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Yugoslav
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🏆⚽Shannon Higgins-Cirovski -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.2/20/1968
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player
🏆🏒William Hodgson "Hod" Stuart -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/20/1879 d.6/23/1907 (28)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
🏆⚾Sam Rice -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/20/1890 d.10/13/1974 (84)
Hall of Famer, MLB Right Fielder, MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: Washington Senators (1915-1933), Cleveland Indians (1934)
🏆🏁Enzo Ferrari -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/20/1898 d.8/14/1988 (90)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, Italian
Misc: Auto maker; founder of Ferrari, Italy's greatest sports car builder; b. Feb 18?
🎵Jimmy Yancey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/20/1898 d.9/17/1951 (53)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Pianist, Blues Singer
Misc: Boogie woogie
🏆🏌Chick Harbert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/20/1915 d.9/1/1992 (77)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
🏆🥊Buddy "Nature Boy" Rogers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/20/1921 N.S. d.6/26/1992 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Herman Gustav Rohde Jr.
🎵🎸Walter Becker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/20/1950 d.9/3/2017 N.S. (67)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Steely Dan
🎵🎸Kurt Cobain -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/20/1967 d.4/5/1994 (27)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Singer, Heavy Metal Guitarst
Misc: April 8 is the day he was found dead by his own hand
Group Names: Nirvana
📰🎭🎵Walter Winchell -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/7/1897 d.2/20/1972 (74)
Hall of Famer, Journalist, Columnist, TV/Radio Actor, TV Host, Vaudevillan, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RLN:Winechel
Misc: radio in 1930-40s
TV Shows: The Untouchables (narrator), Walter Winchell Show
🎵James C. Bracken -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/23/1909 d.2/20/1972 (62)
Hall of Famer, Music Executive, Songwriter
Misc: co-founder and co-owner of Vee-Jay Records, the "Jay" in Vee-Jay.
✍🎭🏆⚾🏈🏀Curt Gowdy -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/31/1919 d.2/20/2006 (86)
Hall of Famer, Author, TV Host, Sportscaster, Baseball Announcer, Football Announcer, Basketball Announcer
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 1984; Basketball Hall of Fame prez, former radio voice of NY Yankees and then Boston Red Sox from 1949-66; TV play-by-play man for AFL, NFL and major league baseball; has broadcast World Series, All-Star Games, Rose Bowls, Super Bowls, Olympics and NCAA Final Fours for all 3 networks; in the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: New York Giants (baseball, broadcaster), Boston Red Sox (baseball, broadcaster)
Book Titles: Cowboy at the Mike, Seasons to Remember: The Way It Was in American Sports 1945-1960, The Golden Boy (foreword for author Dr. George I. Martin)
TV Shows: The American Sportsman, Saturday Night Basketball, Monday Night Baseball, ABC Sports, NBC Sports
🎵Cleotha Staples -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/11/1934 d.2/20/2013 (78)
Hall of Famer, Gospel Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: Roebuck's daughter
Group Names: The Staple Singers
🎵Fred Foster -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/26/1931 N.S. d.2/20/2019 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Country Figure
Misc: founder of Monument Records
Song Titles: Me and Bobby McGee (co-writer)
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