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

Last Updated 02-18-2021

🏆🏈Dave Casper -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.9/26/1951 N.S. or 2/2/1952 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Tight End
Names/Places: NN:The Ghost
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl, 5x First Team All-Pro; in both the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame; Super Bowl XI
Sports Teams: Oakland Raiders (1974-1980), Houston Oilers (1980-1983), Minnesota Vikings (1983), Los Angeles Raiders (1984)

🎭🎵Tommy Smothers -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.2/2/1937
Hall of Famer, Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host, Singer, Guitarist
Names/Places: Dick's brother; b. New York City; RFMN:Thomas Bolyn III
Misc: The Smothers Brothers TV Shows & team with brother Dick
TV Shows: The Smothers Brothers (series)

🎭Barry Diller -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.2/2/1942
Hall of Famer, TV Executive
Misc: ex-CEO 20th Century Fox Film Corp & Fox Inc.; Fox-TV founder; Diller was responsible for the ill-fated "Late Show with Joan Rivers," the first stab at programming on what would become the Fox network.

🎵🎸Graham Nash -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.2/2/1942
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rhythm Guitarist, Classic Rock Singer, English
Group Names: "Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young", The Hollies, soloist
Album Titles: Songs for Beginners, Wind Tales

🎵Albert "Al" McKay -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.2/2/1948
Hall of Famer, Guitarist, Rhythm and Blues Performer
Group Names: Earth Wind & Fire, sessionist (for Emotions, Herbie Hancock, among others)

🎵🎸Ross Valory -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.2/2/1949
Hall of Famer, Bassist, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Journey, Steve Miller Band

🏆⚽Faye White -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.2/2/1978
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English

🏆🏁🏊Anastasia Davydova -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.2/2/1983 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Russian

🏆🏁🏊Frederick Lane -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/2/1880 N.S. d.5/14/1969 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

🏆🎾Marie Wagner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/2/1883 d.4/1/1975 (92)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🏒Frank C. Foyston -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/2/1891 d.1/19/1966 (74)
Hall of Famer, NHL Coach, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1912-1930
Sports Teams: Detroit Olympics, Detroit Cougars, Victoria Cougars, Seattle Metropolitans, Toronto Blueshirts

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🏆🎳Edward Krems -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/2/1893 d.6/9/1978 (85)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: won an ABC championship title in 1920 and nine other tournament titles.

🏆🏈George Halas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/2/1895 d.10/31/1983 (88)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Names/Places: NN:Papa Bear
Misc: 1919 Rose Bowl MVP, NFL co-founder; 8x NFL champ, Bears #7 retired; record 326-151-31; Halas revolutionized American football strategy in the late 1930s when he revived the T formation and added to it the man in motion.
Sports Teams: Decatur Staleys/Chicago Staleys/Chicago Bears (player and coach 1920-1929), Chicago Bears (coach 1933-1942, 1946-1955, 1958-1967, owner 1920-1983)

🏆🥊Ray Steele -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/2/1900 d.9/11/1949 (49)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Russian
Names/Places: RN:Peter Sauer

🎵Walter Vinson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/2/1901 d.4/22/1975 (74)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country-Blues Performer
Group Names: the Mississippi Shieks

🏆⚽Hughie Gallacher -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/2/1903 d.6/11/1957 (54)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Center Forward, Scottish

🏆🏁🏊Béla Rajki -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/2/1909 N.S. d.7/20/2000 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Hungarian
Misc: Swimming Coach and Water Polo Coach

🏆🥊Fred Apostoli -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/2/1913 d.11/29/1973 (60)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆⚾Albert "Red" Schoendienst -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/2/1923 N.S. d.6/6/2018 N.S. (95)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Second Baseman
Misc: 10x All-Star, 5x, World Series champ; ;ed the NL in stolen bases with 26 in 1945; Cardinals #2 retired and in the Cardinals and Baseball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (1945-1956), New York Giants (1956-1957), Milwaukee Braves (1957-1960), St. Louis Cardinals (1961-1963), St. Louis Cardinals (manager 1965-1976, 1980, 1990)

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🏆🎾Philippe Chatrier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/2/1926 d.6/22/2000 (74)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, French

🏆🎳Bob Hanson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/2/1927 N.S. d.3/24/2020 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆🏀Charles Martin "C. M." Newton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/2/1930 N.S. d.6/4/2018 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Transylvania (1956-1968), Alabama (1968-1980), Vanderbilt (1981-1989)

🏆🏁🏊Jiro Nagasawa -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/2/1932 N.S. d.3/23/2010 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese

🏆🥊John Lawrence Sullivan -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/15/1858 N.S. d.2/2/1918 N.S. (59)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: the last bareknuckle heavyweight champ 1882-92 and the first heavyweight champ of gloved boxing

🏆🎾Joe Hunt -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/17/1919 d.2/2/1945 (25)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🎵🎸Sid Vicious -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/10/1957 d.2/2/1979 (21)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Bassist, Punk Rock Singer/Guitarist, British
Names/Places: RN:John Simon Ritchie
Group Names: The Sex Pistols

🎵Sam Chatmon -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/10/1897 d.2/2/1983 (86)
Hall of Famer, Singer, Multi-instrumentalist, Blues Guitarist
Group Names: The Mississippi Shieks

🏆🏌Glenna Collett Vare -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/20/1903 d.2/2/1989 (85)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: pioneer won womens nat'l title 6x's between 1922 & 1935; was the best woman golfer of the '20s and '30s; She won 49 titles as an amateur golfer and won a U.S.G.A. record of 19 consecutive tournament wins. In 1924 Vare won 59 of 60 events, including her second Canadian Open.; d. Feb 3?

🏆🎾Fred Perry -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/18/1909 d.2/2/1995 (85)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, English
Misc: 3-time Wimbledon champ (1934-36), last native to win All-England men's title.

🎵Hal Blair -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/26/1915 d.2/2/2001 (85)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Figure
Misc: in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

🏆⛸Yvonne Sherman Tutt -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/3/1930 d.2/2/2005 (74)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🏆🥊Max Schmeling -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/28/1905 d.2/2/2005 (99)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, German
Misc: world heavyweight boxing champ (1930-32)

🎵Billy Henderson -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/9/1939 N.S. d.2/2/2007 N.S. (67)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Spinners

🏆⚽Frank Borghi -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/9/1925 d.2/2/2015 (89)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

🎭🎵Bob Elliott -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/26/1923 d.2/2/2016 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, TV/Radio Actor, Comedian, Commercial Actor, Radio Disc Jock
Names/Places: Chris's father; b. in Boston, MA
Misc: of the Bob & Ray (Goulding) radio satarist comedy duo, Piels Beer & other funny commericals
TV Shows: Get a Life (as Fred Peterson)

⚖🏆🥊Tom Drake -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/5/1930 d.2/2/2017 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Politician, Attorney, Wrestler
Misc: Alabama House of Representatives 1960-1992, Speaker 1983-1987

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🏆🥊Ivan Koloff -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/25/1942 N.S. d.2/2/2017 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Oreal Perras; ring name: The Russian Bear

🏆🏒Jeff Sauer -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/10/1943 N.S. d.2/2/2017 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Coach, Hockey Player
Sports Teams: Colorado College (player 1962-1965, coach 1965-1966, 1971-1982), University of Wisconsin (coach 1966-1971, 1982-2002)

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