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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for February 26

Last Updated 02-18-2021

🎵🎸Mitch Ryder -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.2/26/1945 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in Detroit; RN:William S. Levise Jr.
Group Names: Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, soloist
Song Titles: Jenny Take a Ride, Devil with a Blue Dress On, Sock It To Me-Baby (previous with the Detroit Wheels)

🎵🎸Jonathan Cain -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.2/26/1950
Hall of Famer, Composer, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Journey, The Babys
Movie Titles: The Terminator, Armageddon, Moneyball, TRON: Legacy

🏆🏁🏊Keena Ruth Rothhammer -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.2/26/1957 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: 800 m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)

🏆🏒Joseph Patrick "Joe" Mullen -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.2/26/1957 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NHL Right Wing, American
Misc: played 1979-1997
Sports Teams: St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins

🏆🏈Marshall Faulk -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.2/26/1973
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback, College Football Player
Misc: Super Bowl Champ XXXIV, 7x Pro Bowl, 3x First Team, 3x Second Team; Rams #28 retired
Sports Teams: Indianapolis Colts (1994-1998), St. Louis Rams (1999-2005)

🏆🏁🏊Jenny Thompson -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.2/26/1973 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: one of the most decorated Olympians in history: twelve medals, including eight gold medals, in the 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004 Summer Olympics.

🏆🎾Li Na -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.2/26/1982 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Chinese

🏆🎾Mary Outerbridge -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/26/1852 d.5/3/1886 (34)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🏒Thomas Ernest "Ernie" "Moose" Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/26/1886 N.S. d.3/25/1963 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1905-1931
Sports Teams: Montreal Hockey Club, Montreal Wanderers, New Westminster Royals, Portland Rosebuds, Victoria Aristocrats

🎭William Frawley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/26/1887 d.3/3/1966 (79)
Hall of Famer, TV Actor
Names/Places: RN:William Clement Frawley
Misc: some say b. in 1893
TV Shows: I Love Lucy (as Fred Mertz), My Three Sons (as Uncle Michael Francis 'Bub' O'Casey)

🏆⚾Grover Cleveland Alexander -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/26/1887 d.11/4/1950 (63)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Old Pete
Misc: won 374 NL games, pitched 16 shutouts in 1916, Alexander is second only to Cy Young in major league games won, born in Elba, Nebraska. Ronald Reagan stared in a film of his life in 1952. (Phillies/Cubs).
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1911-1917, 1930), Chicago Cubs (1918-1926), St. Louis Cardinals (1926-1929)

🎭🎵Ida Cox -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/26/1888 N.S. d.11/10/1967 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Vaudevillaness, Blues Singer
Names/Places: NN: THe Uncrowned Queen of the Blues.
Misc: some say b. 1889

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🏆🏁🏊Albina Osipowich -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/26/1911 N.S. d.6/6/1964 N.S. (53)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Albina Van Aken

🎭🎵Jackie Gleason -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/26/1916 N.S. d.6/24/1987 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, TV Talk Show Host, Variety Show Host, Composer, Bandleader
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; RFN:Herbet John; NN: The Great One
TV Shows: Life of Riley (as Chester A. Riley), Cavalcade of Stars (M.C.), The Jackie Gleason Show, The Honeymooners (as Ralph Kramden)
Movie Titles: The Toy, The Hustler (as Minnesota Fats), Smokey and the Bandit (series)

🏆🏁🏊Hendrika "Rie" Wilbelmina Mastenbroek -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/26/1919 N.S. d.11/6/2003 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Dutch (Netherlands)
Names/Places: aka A.W. Kuiper-Mastenbroek
Misc: Olympic-3 gold-1936

🏆🏈🥊Laverne Clarence "Verne" Gagne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/26/1926 N.S. d.4/27/2015 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Football Player, Wrestler
Misc: Wrestling promoter and trainer

🎵🎷Fats Domino -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/26/1928 N.S. d.10/24/2017 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Songwriter, Bandleader, Jazz Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in New Orleans; RN:Antoine Domino Jr.
Misc: New Orleans jazzman; His biggest hit on the pop charts is the 1956 song ``Blueberry Hill,'' which reaches No. 2 and receives a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1987. He has nine No. 1 singles on the R&B charts, including ``Ain't That a Shame.''
Song Titles: Ain't That a Shame, I'm in Love Again, Blueberry Hill, I'm Walkin'

🏆⚾🏈Vic Janowicz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/26/1930 N.S. d.2/27/1996 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, MLB Player, NFL Player, College Football Player
Names/Places: RN: Victor Felix Janowicz
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1950); Ohio State #31 retired
Sports Teams: Ohio State, Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Redskins (1954-1955)

🏆⚽Ally MacLeod -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/26/1931 N.S. d.2/1/2004 N.S. (72)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, Scottish

✍⛪🎭🎵Johnny Cash -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/26/1932 d.9/12/2003 (71)
Hall of Famer, Author, Baptist, Actor, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. nr. Kingsland, Ark.; NN:The Man in Black; MN:R.; June Carter's husband
Misc: he was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century; Hall of Fame in America's Pop, Rock and Roll and Country with over 110 solo hits
Group Names: The Highwaymen, soloist
Song Titles: I Walk The Line, Folsom Prison Blues, Ring of Fire, Get Rhythm, Man in Black, One Piece at a Time, A Boy Named Sue, Hey Porter, Rock Island Line, Hurt, Rusty Cage, I've Been Everywhere
Album Titles: Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash, I Walk The Line, Hello I'm Johnny Cash, Man in Black, At Folsom Prison, At San Quentin, The Johnny Cash Show, Highwayman
Movie Titles: North and South (miniseries), The Johnny Cash Show (host)

🏆🏁🏊Roy Allen Saari -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/26/1945 N.S. d.12/30/2008 N.S. (63)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆⚽Colin Bell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/26/1946 N.S. d.1/5/2021 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Midfielder, English
Misc: MBE

🏆⚽Patrick Ntsoelengoe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/26/1952 d.5/8/2006 (54)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, South African

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🎵Bukka White -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/12/1906 d.2/26/1977 (70)
Hall of Famer, Singer/Guitarist, Harmonicaist, Pianist, Blues Performer
Misc: slide guitarist

🎵Sherman Garnes -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/8/1940 d.2/26/1977 (36)
Hall of Famer, Bass Singer/Basso, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers

🎵Cornell Gunter -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/14/1936 d.2/26/1990 (53)
Hall of Famer, Tenor, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Coasters (lead)

💰🏆⚾Jean R. Yawkey -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/24/1909 d.2/26/1992 (83)
Hall of Famer, Philanthropist, MLB Owner
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox (owner)

🎵Willie Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/4/1923 N.S. d.2/26/1995 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Blues Guitarist
Group Names: Howlin' Wolf (1948-1953)

🏆🏌Karsten Solheim -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/15/1911 d.2/26/2000 (88)
Hall of Famer, Golf Figure, Norweigan
Misc: a golf club designer and businessman; founder of the Solheim Cup.

🏆🏁Duke Nalon -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/2/1913 d.2/26/2001 (87)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: an American midget car, sprint car, and Indy 500 driver.

🎵Frank Reed -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/16/1954 N.S. d.2/26/2014 N.S. (59)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Chi-Lites (lead)

🏆🏀Earl Lloyd -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/3/1928 N.S. d.2/26/2015 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player
Sports Teams: Washington Capitols (1950-1951), Syracuse Nationals (1952-1958), Detroit Pistons (1958-1960, and as coach, 1971-1972)

🏆🏒Andy Bathgate -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/28/1932 d.2/26/2016 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, NHL Right Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1952-1975; 1958 NHL MVP
Sports Teams: New York Rangers (NHL), Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Detroit Red Wings (NHL), Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL), Vancouver Blazers (WHA), Vancouver Canucks (WHL), Cleveland Barons (AHL), Pittsburgh Hornets (AHL), Ambrì-Piotta (Nat-A)

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