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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for February 11

Last Updated 06-06-2019

🏆Zoe Ann Olsen-Jensen -- is 88 in the year 2019 and 89 in the year 2020; b.2/11/1931 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🎾John "Budge" Edward Patty -- is 95 in the year 2019 and 96 in the year 2020; b.2/11/1924
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🎭🏆🥊Max Baer Sr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/11/1909 d.11/21/1959 (50)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Boxer
Names/Places: Max Jr.'s dad
Misc: was one of the best heavyweight boxers in history, but only held the title for one year before losing to James Braddock. Joe Louis ended his hopes for a repeat as champion, but Baer still won 61 of 80 fights.

🎵Otis Clay -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/11/1942 d.1/8/2016 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Gospel Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer

Thomas Alva Edison -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/11/1847 d.10/18/1931 (84)
Hall of Famer, Inventor
Names/Places: b. in Milan, Ohio; aka The Wizard of Menlo Park
Misc: held over 1300 patents incl. phonograph & incandescent electric lamp

⚛⛪Josiah Willard Gibbs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/11/1839 d.4/28/1903 (64)
Hall of Famer, Scientist, Chemist, Engineer, Mathematician, Physicist, Theologian

🎵Gerry Goffin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/11/1939 d.6/19/2014 (75)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Lyricist, Songwriter
Misc: with ex-wife Carole King

🏆🏁Tony Hulman Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/11/1901 d.10/27/1977 (76)
Hall of Famer, Sports Executive, Auto Racer
Names/Places: RN:Anton "Big Tone"
Misc: Owner of the Indianapolis Speedway and President who coined "Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!"

💰🏆🏁🏊Masaji Kiyokawa -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/11/1913 N.S. d.4/13/1999 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese

🎵Wesley H. Rose -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/11/1918 d.4/26/1990 (72)
Hall of Famer, Music Executive, Country Singer

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🏆🏈Jim Stillwagon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/11/1949 N.S. d.2/4/2018 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, College Football Player, CFL Figure
Misc: 3x CFL All-Star, 3x CFL East All-Star; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Toronto Argonauts (1971-1975)

🏆🏁🏍John Surtees -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/11/1934 N.S. d.3/10/2017 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, Motorcyclist, English
Misc: Formula One, Grand Prix motorcycle racing

🎭🎵🎸Gene Vincent -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/11/1935 d.10/12/1971 (36)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Composer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Norfolk, VA; RN:Eugene Vincent Craddock
Misc: The Blue Caps band backed him
Song Titles: Be-Bop-A-Lula

🎵Estelle Bennett-Vann -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/22/1941 d.2/11/2009 (67)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Ronettes

🏆🏁Neil Bonnett -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/30/1946 d.2/11/1994 (47)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: NASCAR

🏆⚾Hazen "Kiki" Cuyler -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/30/1898 d.2/11/1950 (51)
Hall of Famer, MLB Right Fielder
Misc: stolen base leader 1921-1938
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates (1921-1927), Chicago Cubs (1928-1935), Cincinnati Reds (1935-1937), Brooklyn Dodgers (1938)

🎭🎵🏆Whitney Houston -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/9/1963 N.S. d.2/11/2012 N.S. (48)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actress, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Model
Names/Places: b. in Newark, NJ
Misc: Star Spangled Banner singer at Superbowl 1991; Bobby Brown's wife; The Bodyguard; held the 14-week #1 pop hit record with "I'll Always Love You" until Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men beat it with "One Sweet Day" for a 16-week #1 run in 1995; in the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame
Song Titles: You Give Good Love, Saving All My Love For You, How Will I Know, Greatest Love Of All, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Didn't We Almost Have It All, So Emotional, Where Do Broken Hearts Go, Love Will Save The Day, I'm Your Baby Tonight, All The Man I Need, I Will Always Love You, I'm Every Woman, I Have Nothing, Exhale
Album Titles: Whitney Houston, Whitney, I'm Your Baby Tonight, My Love Is Your Love, Just Whitney, I Look To You, The Bodyguard, Waiting To Exhale, The Preacher's Wife
Movie Titles: The Bodyguard, Waiting To Exhale, The Preacher's Wife

🎵Rick Huxley -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/5/1940 d.2/11/2013 (72)
Hall of Famer, Bassist, Rhythm Guitarist, English
Group Names: Dave Clark Five

🏆🏀Jerry Tarkanian -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/8/1930 d.2/11/2015 (84)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, College Basketball Coach
Names/Places: NN:Tank The Shark
Misc: all-time winningest college coach with .837 winning percentage; had record 625-122 over 24 years at Long Beach State and UNLV; led UNLV to 4 Final Fours and one national championship (1990); fought 16-year battle with NCAA over purity of UNLV program; quit as coach after going 26-2 in 1991-92; fired after 20 games (9-11) as coach of NBA San Antonio Spurs in 1992.
Sports Teams: Long Beach State, UNLV, San Antonio Spurs, Fresno State

🏆🏁Marshall Teague -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1921 d.2/11/1959 (37)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer

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🎵Kim Edwin Williams -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/28/1947 N.S. d.2/11/2016 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Figure
Misc: in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

🎖⚖George Washington -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.2/11/1731 J-LD or 2/22/1732 N.S. or 2/11/1732 Ju-1 d.12/14/1799 N.S. (67)
Hall of Famer, General, President, American
Names/Places: b. at his parents' plantation near Fredricksburg, Virginia; he died at his Mount Vernon home nearly three years after leaving office.
Misc: the first U.S. President 1789-96; led Continental army; 6 star general is history's highest ranking officer of the U.S. Army; on a $1 bill & quarter; you'd think that when asked to show his I.D. he'll pull out a quarter?

🎖⚖George Washington -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.2/11/1731 J-LD or 2/22/1732 N.S. or 2/11/1732 Ju-1 d.12/14/1799 N.S. (67)
Hall of Famer, General, President, American
Names/Places: b. at his parents' plantation near Fredricksburg, Virginia; he died at his Mount Vernon home nearly three years after leaving office.
Misc: the first U.S. President 1789-96; led Continental army; 6 star general is history's highest ranking officer of the U.S. Army; on a $1 bill & quarter; you'd think that when asked to show his I.D. he'll pull out a quarter?

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