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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for February 12

Last Updated 02-18-2021

🏆🏀William F. "Bill" Russell -- is 87 in the year 2021 and 88 in the year 2022; b.2/12/1934
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Center
Names/Places: b. in West Monroe, Louisiana
Misc: won titles in college, Olympics (1956), and pros; Russell was the greatest college player of his time; He played with the Boston Celtics from 1956-69 leading them to winning 11 NBA titles; he had the most NBA rebounds (4,104); also became first big league black head coach in 1966; In 1980 he was voted greatest player in NBA history. 11x NBA Champion (1957, 1959-1966, 1968, 1969), 12x NBA All-Star (1958-1969), 5x NBA MVP (1958, '61, '62, '63, '65), 3x All-NBA First Team Selection (1959, 1963, 1965), 8x All-NBA Second Team Selection (1958, 1960-1962, 1964, 1966-1968), 1x NBA All-Defensive First Team Selection (1969), 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996), NBA 35th Anniversary Team (1980), NBA 25th Anniversary Team (1971), FIBA Hall of Fame (2007); Celtics #6 retired
Sports Teams: Boston Celtics (player 1956-1969, coach 1966-1969), Seattle SuperSonics (1973-1977), Sacramento Kings (1987-1988)

🏆🎾Charles Pasarell -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.2/12/1944
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Puerto Rican
Names/Places: b. in San Juan

🎵🎸Steve Hackett -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.2/12/1950
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer, Rock & Roll Guitarist, English
Group Names: Genesis, GTR

🎵🎸Michael (Singer) McDonald -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.2/12/1952 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Adult Contemporary Singer, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in St. Louis; Amy Holland's hubby
Group Names: Doobie Brothers (1976-1982), soloist
Song Titles: Dependin' on You, One Step Closer, Real Love, Takin' It to the Streets, Little Darling, It Keeps You Runnin', Minute by Minute, What a Fool Believes (previous titles as lead of the Doobie Brothers), I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near), Sweet Freedom
Album Titles: Takin' It to the Streets, Livin' on the Fault Line, Minute by Minute, One Step Closer (previous titles as lead of The Doobie Brothers), If That's What It Takes (1982), No Lookin' Back (1985)

🏆🏁🏊Carrie Lynne Steinseifer -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.2/12/1968 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Carolyn Bates

🏆🥊Naseem Hamed -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.2/12/1974
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

⚛💰Peter Cooper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/12/1791 d.4/4/1883 (92)
Hall of Famer, Inventor, Businessperson, Industrialist, Philanthropist, American

Abraham Lincoln -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/12/1809 d.4/15/1865 (56)
Hall of Famer, President
Misc: 16th U.S. President 1861-65; born in a log cabin in what is now Larue County, Kentucky; on a $5 bill & penny; the tallest president at six feet

🏆🥊John Morrissey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/12/1831 d.5/1/1878 (47)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, American, Irish
Names/Places: NN:Old Smoke

🏆🥊John Frederic "Johnny" Coulton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/12/1889 d.10/29/1973 (84)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🥊Pete Herman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/12/1896 d.4/13/1973 (77)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

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🏆⚾Chick Hafey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/12/1903 d.7/2/1973 (70)
Hall of Famer, MLB Left Fielder
Misc: NL batting champ (1931), 2x World Series champ; in the St. Louis Cardinals and Baseball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (1924-1931), Cincinnati Reds (1932-1935, 1937)

🏆🏀Ernest J. Schmidt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/12/1911 N.S. d.9/6/1986 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player
Names/Places: NN: One Grand (scored exactly 1,000 points during his college career)
Sports Teams: Kansas State Teachers College of Pittsburg

🎵Stephen Sholes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/12/1911 d.4/22/1968 (57)
Hall of Famer, Music Executive, Country Performer
Names/Places: aka:Steve

🏆🏀Edward W. "Moose" Krause -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/12/1913 d.12/10/1992 (79)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Notre Dame (football 1931-1933, basketball 1931-1934), Saint Mary's (football coach 1934-1938, basketbal coach 1934-1939), Holy Cross (football coach 1939-1941, basketball coach 1939-1942), Notre Dame (football coach 1942-1943 and 1946-1947, basketball coach 1943-1944 and 1946-1951)

🏆🏀Alfred Nicholas "Al" Cervi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/12/1917 d.11/9/2009
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Guard
Misc: tough star guard for the Rochester Royals in the 1940s, then player / coach of Syracuse Nationals. Won championships with both teams.
Sports Teams: Buffalo Bisons (NBL player 1937-1938), Rochester Royals (NBL player 1945-1947), Trenton Tigers (ABL player 1947), Rochester Royals (NBL player 1947-1948), Syracuse Nationals (NBL & NBA player 1948-1953, NBL & NBA coach 1948-1958), Philadelphia Warriors (coach 1958-1959)

🎭🏆⚾Joe Garagiola -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/12/1926 N.S. d.3/23/2016 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, TV Host, Game Show Host, Baseball Announcer, MLB Catcher
Names/Places: b. in St. Louis; RN:Joseph Henry
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 1991
TV Shows: NBC Sports, Baseball World of Joe Garagiola, Monday Night Baseball, Today Show, Joe Garagiola's Memory Game, He Said She Said, Sale of the Century, To Tell The Truth, Strike It Rich

🎵🎸Ray Manzarek -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/12/1939 d.5/20/2013 (74)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Bassist, Organist, Pianist, Rock & Roll Singer, Rock & Roll Keyboardist
Names/Places: MN:Raymond Daniel
Misc: some say b. 1935 or 1943
Group Names: The Doors

🏆🥊"Battling" Levinsky -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/10/1891 d.2/12/1949 (57)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Names/Places: RN:Barney Williams

🏆🏈Biff Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/8/1895 d.2/12/1980 (84)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach
Names/Places: RN: Major Lawrence McCeney "Biff" Jones
Sports Teams: Army (player 1915-1916, coach 1926-1929), LSU (coach 1932-1934), Oklahoma (coach 1935-1936), Nebraska (coach 1937-1941)

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🏆🏁🏊Shozo Makino -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1915 N.S. d.2/12/1987 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese

🏆⚾Ray Dandridge -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/31/1913 d.2/12/1994 (80)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Manager, Baseball Player
Names/Places: NN:Hooks and Squat
Misc: Negro Leagues player; played 1933-1955
Sports Teams: Newark Dodgers (1933-1935), Newark Eagles (1936-1939, 1942, 1944), Azules de Veracruz Mexico (1940-1943, 1945-1948), Minneapolis Millers (1949-1952)

🏆🏀Nat Holman -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/19/1896 d.2/12/1995 (98)
Hall of Famer, NBA Guard, College Basketball Coach
Misc: coached CCNY to both NCAA and NIT titles in 1950 (a year later, several of his players were caught up in a point-shaving scandal); 423 career wins; Eastern League championships (1921-22); American Basketball League titles (Original Celtics, 1927-28); NCAA and NIT championships as coach of City College of New York (CCNY) (1950)
Sports Teams: The Original Celtics (player 1920-1928, player/coach 1926-1929), City College of New York (coach 1919-1952, 1954-1956, 1958-1959)

🎨⛪🏆Charles Monroe Schulz -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/26/1922 d.2/12/2000 (77)
Hall of Famer, Comic Strip Cartoonist, Protestant, Sports Figure
Names/Places: b. in Minneapolis
Misc: created Peanuts with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Woodstock, Sally, Pig Pen, Peppermint Patty, etc.; in the Figure Skating and the United States Hockey Hall of Fames
Book Titles: Peanuts

🏆🏈Thomas Wade "Tom" Landry -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/11/1924 N.S. d.2/12/2000 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach
Names/Places: b. in Mission, TX
Misc: coached Dallas for 29 years (1960-88); won 2 Super Bowls (1972,78); 271 career wins.
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (AAFC 1949), New York Giants (player 1950-1955, coach 1954-1959), Dallas Cowboys (coach 1960-1988)

🏆Gino Gardassanich -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/26/1922 d.2/12/2010 (87)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Goal Keeper
Names/Places: aka Gino Gard

⛪🎭Sid Caesar -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/8/1922 d.2/12/2014 (91)
Hall of Famer, Jewish, TV Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Yonkers, NY
TV Shows: Your Show of Shows, Ceasar's Hour

🏆Gordon Banks -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/30/1937 N.S. d.2/12/2019 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Goal Keeper, English

🏆🥊Pedro Morales -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/22/1942 N.S. d.2/12/2019 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Puerto Rican

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