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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for February 5

Last Updated 02-18-2021

🏆🏈Roger "The Dodger" Staubach -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.2/5/1942
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: he chose the Naval Academy over 25 other scholarships. He won the Heisman Trophy in 1963 and served a tour of duty in the Navy before joining the Dallas Cowboys in 1969; led Dallas to 2 Super Bowl titles (1972,78) and was Super Bowl VI MVP in 1972; 5-time leading passer in NFC (1971,73,77-79); career 22,700 yards & 153 TDs passing, 2,264 yards & 20 TDs rushing, 83.4% passer rating; in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame; SB's V, VI, X, XII, XIII; Cowboys #12 no longer issued
Sports Teams: U.S. Navy, Dallas Cowboys (1969-1979)

⚛💰🎮Nolan Bushnell -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.2/5/1943 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Engineer, Businessperson, Video Game Company Executive
Misc: created Pong along with Ted Dabney, founded Atari, Inc. and the Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre chain; inducted in the Video Game Hall of Fame

🏆🏈Craig L. Morton -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.2/5/1943
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: Dallas Cowboys: Super Bowl V, VI; Denver Broncos: Super Bowl XII; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Calfornia Berkeley, Dallas Cowboys (1965-1974), New York Giants (1974-1976), Denver Broncos (1977-1982)

🏆🏁Darrell Waltrip -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.2/5/1947 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Sports Analyst, Auto Racer

🎵🎸Cliff Martínez -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.2/5/1954
Hall of Famer, Composer, Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Red Hot Chili Peppers

🏆Craig Martin Wilson -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.2/5/1957 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, American
Misc: water polo goalie (Olym-silver-84, 88)

🎭💻🎵🎸Duff Rose McKagan -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.2/5/1964
Hall of Famer, Actor, Internet Website Blogger, Composer, Heavy Metal Bassist
Misc: some say b. 1962
Group Names: Guns 'N Roses, Velvet Revolver

🏆🏌José Maria Olazábal -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.2/5/1966
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Spanish
Misc: Pron:ola-tha-bal

🏆⚾Roberto Alomar -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.2/5/1968
Hall of Famer, MLB Second Baseman
Misc: 4x Silver Slugger, 10x Gold Glove, 12x All Star, AL LCS MVP 1992 (Blue Jays), All Star MVP 1998 (Orioles); Blue Jays #12 retired
Sports Teams: San Diego Padres (1988-1990), Toronto Blue Jays (1991-1995), Baltimore Orioles (1996-1998), Cleveland Indians (1999-2001), New York Mets (2002-2003), Chicago White Sox (2003), Arizona Diamondbacks (2004), Chicago White Sox (2004)

🏆🎾Elizabeth Ryan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1891 d.7/5/1979 (88)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: doubles tennis champ (6 time Wimbeldon)

🏆🥊Sammy Mandell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1904 N.S. d.11/7/1967 N.S. (63)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

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🏆Márton Homonnai -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1906 N.S. d.10/15/1969 N.S. (63)
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Hungarian

📰🏆Jack Murphy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1923 N.S. d.9/24/1980 N.S. (57)
Hall of Famer, Editor, Columnist, Sports Writer
Misc: San Diego Union columnist 1951-1980

🎵🎸Hal Blaine -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1929 N.S. d.3/11/2019 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Drummer
Misc: session drummer who may be the most prolific in rock and roll history, playing with acts such as Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, the Mamas and the Papas, The Byrds, Johnny Rivers, The Association, Sonny and Cher, the Grass Roots, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, and other rock bands; plus sessioned for Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and Herb Alpert's backup group The Tijuana Brass
Group Names: The Wrecking Crew

🏆⚾Henry Louis "Hammerin Hank" Aaron -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1934 N.S. d.1/22/2021 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, MLB Right Fielder
Names/Places: b. in Mobile, Alabama
Misc: 25x All-Star (1955-1975), NL MVP 1957, 3x Gold Glove, 4x Home Run Leader and RBI Leader; Braves #44 and Brewers #44 retired; baseball's greatest slugger; Hank broke Babe Ruth's home run record of 714; led NL in HRs and RBI 4 times each and batting twice with Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves; played in 24 All-Star Games, all-time leader in HRs (755) and RBI (2,297), 3rd in hits (3,771), career 6,856 total bases; executive with the Braves and TBS, Inc.
Sports Teams: Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves (1954-1974), Milwaukee Brewers (1975-1976)

🎵Georgeanna Tillman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1944 N.S. d.1/6/1980 N.S. (35)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: MN:Marie; LN:Gordon
Group Names: The Marvelettes

🏆⚾Charles Gardner "Old Hoss" Radbourn -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/11/1854 d.2/5/1897 (42)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: pitcher who in 1884 won 60 games and lost 12, pitching a total of 672 innings, the equivalent of almost 75 nine-inning games. He retired with 308 wins and 35 shutouts. So who needs 3 days rest?
Sports Teams: Buffalo Bisons (1880), Providence Grays (1881-1885), Boston Beaneaters (1886-1889), Boston Reds (1890), Cincinnati Reds (1891)

🏆⚾Barney Dreyfuss -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/23/1865 d.2/5/1932 (66)
Hall of Famer, MLB Owner
Sports Teams: The Pittsburth Pirates (owned from 1900 until his death)

🏆🏀Ernest A. Blood -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/4/1872 d.2/5/1955 (82)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Passaic High School (New Jersey)

🎵🎸Rudy Pompilli -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/16/1924 d.2/5/1976 (51)
Hall of Famer, Tenor-sax, Rock & Roll Musician
Misc: some say b. 1926
Group Names: The Comets (a backing band for Bill Haley)

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🏆🏀William C. "Skinny" Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/16/1911 N.S. d.2/5/1980 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player
Sports Teams: Kansas (College, 1930-1933)

🎭🏆🥊Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/23/1917 N.S. d.2/5/1984 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Wrestler, Mexican
Names/Places: NN: El Santo (The Saint)

🏆🏀Charles Henry "Chuck" Cooper -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/29/1926 N.S. d.2/5/1984 N.S. (57)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player

🎵Joe Stubbs -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1942 N.S. d.2/5/1998 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: RN: Joseph Stubbles
Group Names: The Contours, The Falcons, The Originals, 100 Proof (Aged in Soul)

🏆🏁🏊Clarke Scholes -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/25/1930 N.S. d.2/5/2010 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

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