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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for February 27

Last Updated 02-18-2021

🏆🏈Raymond Berry -- is 88 in the year 2021 and 89 in the year 2022; b.2/27/1933
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Wide Receiver, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: caught 631 passes, 6x Pro Bowl, 3x AP First Team; Colts #82 retired; AFC Champion 1985
Sports Teams: Southern Methodist (player), Baltimore Colts (player 1955-1967), Dallas Cowboys (coach 1968-1969), University of Arkansas (coach 1970-1972), Detroit Lions (coach 1973-1975), Cleveland Browns (coach 1976-1977), New England Patriots (coach 1978-1981), New England Patriots (coach 1984-1989), Detroit Lions (coach 1991), Denver Broncos (coach 1992)

🎵🎸Neal Schon -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.2/27/1954
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Clarinetist, Oboist, Pianist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: MN:Joseph
Group Names: Journey, Santana, Bad English, Hardline

🏆🏁🏊Rosemarie Gabriel -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.2/27/1956 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, East German

🏆🏀James Alger Worthy -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.2/27/1961
Hall of Famer, Sports Analyst, Basketball Announcer, NBA Coach, NBA Forward
Names/Places: NN:Big Game James
Misc: 3x NBA Champion (1985, 1987-1988); 9x NBA All-Star (1986-1992); NBA Finals MVP (1988); 2x All-NBA Third Team (1990-1991); NBA All-Rookie Team (1983); 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Lakers #42 retired, University of North Carolina #52 retired; in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of North Carolina (1979-1982), Los Angeles Lakers (player 1982-1994), coach 2015-present as of 2015)

🏆⚽April Heinrichs -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.2/27/1964
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

🏆🏁🏇Kent Desormeaux -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.2/27/1970
Hall of Famer, Jockey
Misc: won 598 wins in 1989

🏆🏈Tony González -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.2/27/1976 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Tight End
Names/Places: RN: Anthony David Gonzalez
Misc: an all-time leader in touchdowns and yards amongst tight ends; 14x Pro Bowl, 6x First Team All-Pro, 4x Second Team All-Pro
Sports Teams: Kansas City Chiefs (1997-2008), Atlanta Falcons (2009-2013)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/27/1807 d.3/24/1882 (75)
Hall of Famer, Writer, Poet
Names/Places: b. in Portland, Maine

🏆🥊Earl Caddock -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/27/1888 d.8/25/1950 (62)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler

⚛💰David Sarnoff -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/27/1891 d.12/12/1971 (80)
Hall of Famer, Inventor, Pioneer, Executive, Russian
Names/Places: b. in Uzlian
Misc: Founded NBC & RCA, later bought by G.E.

🏆🎾Allison Danzig -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/27/1898 d.1/27/1987 (88)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

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🏆🏌Gene Sarazen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/27/1902 d.5/13/1999 (97)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Names/Places: b. in Harrison, NY
Misc: he learned to play golf as a caddy and played his first Open in 1920, won his first in '22 and his second in '32. He is credited with inventing the sand wedge in 1930, a major innovation in golf. He is one of only four players to win all four Grand Slam titles (others are Hogan, Nicklaus and Player); won Masters, British Open, 2 U.S. Opens and 3 PGA titles between 1922-35.

🏆🏁🏊Ethelda Bleibtrey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/27/1902 N.S. d.5/6/1978 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Ethelda Schlatke

🏆⚽John Nelson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/27/1905 d.11/30/1984 (79)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🏆⚾Hilton Lee Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/27/1907 d.11/18/1983 (76)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure
Misc: was an American right-handed pitcher in Negro league baseball.

🏆🥊George Zaharis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/27/1908 N.S. d.5/22/1984 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN: Theodore Vetoyanis

🏆🏒Jacques Plante -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/17/1929 d.2/27/1986 (57)
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Names/Places: NN:Jake The Snake
Misc: 7 Vezina trophies; the first goalie to wear a mask in a game
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens (1952-1963), New York Rangers (1963-1965), St. Louis Blues (1968-1970), Toronto Maple Leafs (1970-1973), Boston Bruins (1973), Edmonton Oilers (WHA) (1974-1975)

🎵Gene DePaul -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/17/1919 d.2/27/1988 (68)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Songwriter, Pianist

🏆⚾🏈Vic Janowicz -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/26/1930 N.S. d.2/27/1996 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, MLB Player, NFL Player, College Football Player
Names/Places: RN: Victor Felix Janowicz
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1950); Ohio State #31 retired
Sports Teams: Ohio State, Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Redskins (1954-1955)

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🏆🎾Sarah Palfrey Danzig -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/18/1912 d.2/27/1996 (83)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

✍🎭Mr. Fred Rogers -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/20/1928 d.2/27/2003 (74)
Hall of Famer, Author, Vegetarian, Educator, TV Host, TV Producer
Names/Places: b. in Latrobe, Pa.
Misc: Presbytarian minister
TV Shows: Mr. Rogers Neighborhood (host)

✍📰🏆Wilfred Charles Heinz -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/11/1915 N.S. d.2/27/2008 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, Author, Journalist, Sports Writer
Names/Places: aka W.C. Heinz

🏆⚾Duke Snider -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/19/1926 d.2/27/2011 (84)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Announcer, MLB Center Fielder
Names/Places: RFN:Edwin
Misc: 407 HRs; six World Series player; Dodgers' #4 retired number
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers (previous two teams: 1947-1962), New York Mets (1963), San Francisco Giants (1964), Montreal Expos (broadcaster)

🎵Richard Street -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/5/1942 N.S. d.2/27/2013 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Temptations

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