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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for January 2

Last Updated 02-18-2021

🏆🏁🏊Don Gambril -- is 87 in the year 2021 and 88 in the year 2022; b.1/2/1934 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: Swimming Coach

🏆🏒Alexander Yakushev -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.1/2/1947 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NHL Coach, NHL Player, Soviet

🏆🏒Robert Brian "Robbie" Ftorek -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.1/2/1952 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NHL Coach, NHL Player, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: played 1972-1986
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Quebec Nordiques, New York Rangers, Phoenix Roadrunners (WHA), Cincinnatti Stingers (WHA)

🏆⚽Rose Reilly -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.1/2/1955
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
Names/Places: MaLN:Peralta

🏆⚾Edgar Martínez -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.1/2/1963 N.S.
Hall of Famer, MLB Coach, MLB Third Baseman
Names/Places: NN: Papi or Gar
Misc: first to score a run at Cleveland's Jacobs Field; 7x All-Star, 5x Silver Slugger award; Mariners number 11 retired
Sports Teams: Seattle Mariners (1987-2004)

🏆🎾Arthur Gore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1868 d.12/1/1928 (60)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🏒Harry Hyland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1889 d.8/8/1969 (80)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Right Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1908-1918
Sports Teams: Ottawa Senators, Montreal Wanderers

🏆🥊Chris Theophelos -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1897 d.8/19/1975 (78)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Greek
Names/Places: aka The Golden Greek Jim Londos

🏆🥊Jim Londos -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1897 N.S. d.8/19/1975 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Greek
Names/Places: RN: Christos Theofilou, aka The Golden Greek

🏆🎳Connie Schwoegler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1917 d.8/3/1982 (65)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: pioneered and copywrighted an extended ball grip under his name

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🏆Bruce Harlan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1926 N.S. d.6/22/1959 N.S. (33)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American

🎵Harold Bradley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1926 N.S. d.1/31/2019 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, Country Guitarist
Misc: a member of Nashville's A-Team of studio musicians

🏆🏈Gino Marchetti -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1927 N.S. d.4/29/2019 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive End
Misc: 9x First Team All-Pro, 11x Pro Bowl, 8-time NFL All-Pro (1957-64) with Baltimore Colts; Colts #89 retired
Sports Teams: Dallas Texans (1952), Baltimore Colts (1953-1966)

✍🎵Roger Miller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1936 d.10/25/1992 (56)
Hall of Famer, Humorist, Composer, Songwriter, Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Ft. Worth, TX
Misc: Broadway composer; in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
Song Titles: Dang Me, King of the Road, You Can't Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd

🎵Glenn Lamont Goins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1954 d.7/29/1978 (24)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Parliament-Funkadelic

🏆🥊Pernell Whitaker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/2/1964 N.S. d.7/14/2019 N.S. (55)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: won WBC welterweight championship in 1993; has also held jr. welterweight and lightweight titles; outfought but failed to beat Julio Cesar Chavez when Sept. 10, 1993 welterweight title defense ended in controversial draw; entered 1994 with pro record of 32-1-1 and 15 KOs; won Olympic gold medal as lightweight in 1984.

🏆🏈🏀Edgar Diddle -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/12/1895 N.S. d.1/2/1970 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach, College Football Player, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Centre College (football player 1917, 1919-1920, basketball player 1917, 1919-1920), Western Kentucky University (football coach 1922-1928, basketball coach 1922-1964)

🏆🎳Fred Bujack -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/23/1912 d.1/2/1971 (58)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: won eight ABC Tournament championships.

🎭🎵"Tex" Ritter -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/12/1905 d.1/2/1974 (68)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Murvaul, TX; RFMN:Woodward Maurice; John's father; NN:The Voice of the Western
Misc: starred with his horse White Flash; star in over 80 Hollywood westerns; some say b. 1907; Hall of Fame in Cowboy & Country Music

🎵Jim Mayo "Ink" Williams -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/25/1894 d.1/2/1980 (85)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer
Misc: a pioneering producer of recorded blues music

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🎵David Lynch -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/3/1929 d.1/2/1981 (51)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Platters

🏆Kenneth Robert "Ken" Sitzberger -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/13/1945 N.S. d.1/2/1984 N.S. (38)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🥊Gabriel Elorde -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/25/1935 d.1/2/1985 (49)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Phillipean
Names/Places: NN:Flash

🎵Little Jimmy Dickens -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/19/1920 d.1/2/2015 (94)
Hall of Famer, Singer/Guitarist, Country Performer
Names/Places: b. in Bolt, WV
Misc: Grand Ole Opry
Song Titles: Take an Old Cold 'Tater (And Wait), Country Boy, Hillbilly Fever, A-Sleeping at the Foot of the Bed, May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose
Album Titles: May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose

🎭🏆🥊Eugene Arthur "Mean Gene" Okerlund -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/19/1942 N.S. d.1/2/2019 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Announcer, Wrestler
Misc: Professional Wrestling Announcer and Interviewer

🏆🥊Eugene Arthur Okerlund -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/19/1942 N.S. d.1/2/2019 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Wrestling Figure
Names/Places: aka Eugene Arthur "Mean Gene" Okerlund
Misc: Wrestling interviewer and announcer

🏆🏀Paul Westphal -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/30/1950 N.S. d.1/2/2021 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Guard
Sports Teams: Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns

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