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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for February 8

Last Updated 02-18-2021

⛪📰Ted Koppel -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.2/8/1940
Hall of Famer, Jewish, Newscaster, Journalist, English
Names/Places: b. in Lancashire
TV Shows: ABC News, Nightline

🏆⚽Willy Roy -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.2/8/1943
Hall of Famer, Soccer Coach, Soccer Forward, German

🎵Ron Tyson -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.2/8/1948
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Temptations

🏆⛸Scott Ethan Allen -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.2/8/1949
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🏆🏀Marques Johnson -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.2/8/1956 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward, College Basketball Player
Misc: 5x NBA All-Star, 2x All-NBA Second Team and 1x All-NBA First Team; UCLA #54 retired; in the College Basketball Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of California Los Angeles (1973-1977), Milwaukee Bucks (1977-1984), Los Angeles Clippers (1984-1987), Golden State Warriors (1989)

🏆Irina Kalinina -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.2/8/1959 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, Russian
Misc: springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1980)

🏆🏒Dino Ciccarelli -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.2/8/1960
Hall of Famer, NHL Right Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1980-1999
Sports Teams: Minnesota North Stars, Washington Capitals, Detroit Red Wings, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers

🏆⚽Joy Fawcett -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.2/8/1968
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

🏆🏀Alonzo Mourning -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.2/8/1970
Hall of Famer, NBA Center, Olympic Athlete
Misc: of The Dream Team II in the 1994 World Basketball Championships; 7x NBA All-Star; Heat #33 retired
Sports Teams: Charlotte Hornets (1992-1995), Miami Heat (1995-2002, 2005-2008), New Jersey Nets (2003-2004)

🎖William Tecumseh Sherman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/8/1820 d.2/14/1891 (71)
Hall of Famer, Military Leader
Misc: Union Army Officer in Civil War

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🏆🏒Arthur "Art" Farrell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/8/1877 d.2/7/1909 (31)
Hall of Famer, NHL Forward, Canadian
Misc: played 1893-1901
Sports Teams: Montreal Shamrocks

🏆🥊Adolph Wolgast -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/8/1888 d.4/14/1955 (67)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Names/Places: NN:Michigan Wildcat

🏆🏒Francis Xavier "Moose" Goheen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/8/1894 d.11/13/1979 (85)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, NHL Left Wing, NHL Forward
Misc: played 1914-1932
Sports Teams: Buffalo Majors, St. Paul Saints

🎵Lonnie Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/8/1899 d.6/16/1970 (71)
Hall of Famer, Singer/Guitarist, Pianist, Violinist, Blues-Jazz Performer
Names/Places: RN:Alonzo Johnson

🏆🏒Alexander "Alec" Connell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/8/1902 N.S. d.5/10/1958 N.S. (56)
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Misc: played 1924-1937
Sports Teams: Ottawa Senators, Detroit Falcons, New York Americans, Montreal Maroons

🎵🏆🥊Fred "Freddie" Blassie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/8/1918 N.S. d.6/2/2003 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Novelty Singer, Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Classy Freddie Blassie; RN:Frederick Kenneith Blassie
Song Titles: Pencil Neck Geek

🏆🏈Bruce Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/8/1920 d.8/28/1967 (47)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player
Names/Places: NN:Boo
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1941)
Sports Teams: University of Minnesota, Green Bay Packers (1945-1948), Los Angeles Rams (1948)

🏆🥊Sherri Martel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/8/1958 d.6/15/2007 (49)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Wrestling Manager
Names/Places: RN:Sherri Russell, aka Sherri Schrull and Sensational Sherri

🏆🥊Frank Klaus -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/30/1887 d.2/8/1948 (60)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

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🏆⚾Connie (Baseball) Mack -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/22/1862 d.2/8/1956 (93)
Hall of Famer, MLB Owner, MLB Manager, MLB Player
Names/Places: MLB owner; NN:The Tall Tactician; RN:Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy; MLB Grand Old Man
Misc: he owned and managed the Philadelphia Athletics 1901-50; as manager of the Philadelphia Athletics he won 3776 games but lost 4025, both records. His A's won 9 League titles and 5 World Series. All in his 67 year career!
Sports Teams: Washington Nationals (player 1886-1889), Buffalo Bisons (player 1890), Pittsburgh Pirates (player 1891-1896, manager 1894-1896), Philadelphia Athletics (manager 1901-1950)

🏆⚾Raymond Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/23/1908 d.2/8/1965 (56)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure
Misc: was an American right-handed pitcher in Negro league baseball, almost exclusively for the Homestead Grays. Brown was most notable for many pitching accomplishments.

🏆🎳Walter Ward -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/29/1897 d.2/8/1984 (86)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆🏁🏊Ralph (Swimmer) Flanagan -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1918 N.S. d.2/8/1988 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🎵Del Shannon -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/30/1939 d.2/8/1990 (50)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Coopersville, MI; RN:Charles Weeden Westover
Misc: some say b. 1934 or d. Feb 9
Song Titles: Runaway

🏆🏒Thomas Mark "Tommy The Bomber" Williams -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/17/1940 N.S. d.2/8/1992 N.S. (51)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins, Minnesota North Stars, California Golden Seals, New England Whalers, Washington Capitals

🏆⚽Teddy Glover -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/7/1902 d.2/8/1993 (90)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English

🏆🎾W. E. "Slew" Hester -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/12/1912 N.S. d.2/8/1993 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🎵Lulu Belle -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/24/1913 d.2/8/1999 (85)
Hall of Famer, Country Singer
Names/Places: RN:Myrtle Eleanor Cooper; -LN:Wiseman
Group Names: Lulu Belle And Scotty

🏆🏈Derrick Thomas -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1967 d.2/8/2000 (33)
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker
Misc: Pro and College Football Halls of Fame, 9x Pro Bowl, 7x First Team All-AFC; Chiefs #58 retired
Sports Teams: Kansas City Chiefs (1989-1999)

🏆🏒Sid Abel -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1918 d.2/8/2000 (81)
Hall of Famer, NHL Coach, NHL Center, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1938-1954
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Black Hawks, Pittsburgh Hornets (AHL), Indianapolis Capitals (AHL)

🎵🎸Keith Knudsen -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/18/1948 N.S. d.2/8/2005 N.S. (56)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Singer, Rock & Roll Percussionist
Group Names: The Doobie Brothers

🏆🏀🏁🏊Cesare Rubini -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/2/1923 N.S. d.2/8/2011 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Coach, Basketball Player, Swimmer, Water Polo Player, Italian
Misc: in the International Swimming, Italian Basketball and the Basketball Halls of Fame

🏆🏁🏊Bill Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/16/1924 N.S. d.2/8/2013 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏈Willie Louis Richardson -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/17/1939 N.S. d.2/8/2016 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, NFL Wide Receiver, College Football Player
Misc: 2x Pro Bowl; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Jackson Tate, Baltimore Colts (1963-1969, 1971), Miami Dolphins (1970)

🏆⚽Fernando Clavijo -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/23/1956 N.S. d.2/8/2019 N.S. (63)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Coach, Soccer Defender, Uruguayian
Misc: played defender

🎭🎵Mary Wilson -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/6/1944 N.S. d.2/8/2021 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Actress, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Detroit
Group Names: The Supremes, soloist

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