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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for February 22

Last Updated 06-06-2019

🏆🏌Amy Strum Alcott -- is 63 in the year 2019 and 64 in the year 2020; b.2/22/1956
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: Alcott was the LPGA Rookie of the Year in 1975. Her best year was 1980 when she won the U.S. Women's Open and three other tournaments, averaging 71.51 per round

🏆⚽Efrain Chacurian -- is 95 in the year 2019 and 96 in the year 2020; b.2/22/1924
Hall of Famer, Soccer Forward, Argentine

🏆🎾Michael Chang -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.2/22/1972
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: 1989 French Open champ

🏆🏀Julius "Dr. J" Erving -- is 69 in the year 2019 and 70 in the year 2020; b.2/22/1950
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward
Names/Places: b. in Roosevelt, N.Y.; NN:Dr. J.
Misc: The third person to score over 30,000 career points; in ABA (1972-76)--3-time MVP, 2-time playoff MVP, led NY Nets to 2 titles (1974-76); in NBA (1977-87)--5-time All-NBA 1st team, MVP in 1981, led Philadelphia 76ers to NBA title in 1983.2x ABA Champion (1974, 1976); NBA MVP (1981); 3x ABA MVP (1974-1976); 11x NBA All-Star (1977-1987); 5x ABA All-Star (1972-1976); 5x All-NBA First Team (1978, 1980-1983); 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Nets #32 retired
Sports Teams: UMass (1968-1971), Virginia Squires (ABA 1971-1973), New York Nets (ABA 1973-1976), Philadelphia 76ers (1976-1987)

🏆🎾Gigi Fernández -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.2/22/1964
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Puerto Rican
Misc: 1988 US Open Doubles

🎵Bobby Hendricks -- is 81 in the year 2019 and 82 in the year 2020; b.2/22/1938 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Drifters, soloist
Song Titles: Psycho, Itchy Twitchy Feeling

🏆🏒Pat LaFontaine -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.2/22/1965
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: RFMN: Patrick Michael
Misc: played 1983-1998; Olympics-1984
Sports Teams: New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, New York Rangers

🏆⚽Brian Laudrup -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.2/22/1969
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Sports Analyst, Soccer Player, Austrian, Danish (Denmark)

🏆🏌Vijay Singh -- is 56 in the year 2019 and 57 in the year 2020; b.2/22/1963
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Finnish

🏆🏁🏊Elaine Tanner-Watt -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.2/22/1951 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Canadian

🏆🏀Chet Walker -- is 79 in the year 2019 and 80 in the year 2020; b.2/22/1940
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward
Misc: Consensus first-team All-America (Bradley, 1962); NBA All-Rookie Team (1963); 7x NBA All-Star; 1x NBA champion (Philadelphia 76ers, 1967).
Sports Teams: Bradley College, Syracuse Nationals / Philadelphia 76ers (1962-1969), Chicago Bulls (1969-1975)

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🏆🏒Sid Abel -- Birth 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)

🏆⚾Sparky Anderson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/22/1934 N.S. d.11/4/2010 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Player
Names/Places: RFMN:George Lee; b. in Bridgewater, S.D.
Misc: only manager to win World Series in each league--Cincinnati in NL (1975-76) and Detroit in AL (1984); moved past Joe McCarthy in 1994 to become 3rd-ranked skipper on all-time career list with 2,168 wins (2,134 regular season and 34 postseason); Tigers #11 retired, Reds #10 retired
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1959), Cincinnatti Reds (manager 1970-1978), Detroit Tigers (manager 1979-1995)

🏆🥊Abraham "Abe" Attell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/22/1884 d.2/7/1970 (85)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🏀Daniel Biasone -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/22/1909 d.5/25/1992 (83)
Hall of Famer, NBA Owner
Misc: the father of the NBA 24-second shot clock.
Sports Teams: Syracuse Nationals (now known as The Philadelphia 76ers, founding owner)

🏆🏌Joe Carr -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/22/1922 d.6/3/2004 (82)
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Irish

💰🏆🏒Graham Drinkwater -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/22/1875 d.9/27/1946 (71)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, Philanthropist, NHL Defensive, Canadian

🏆🏒Eddie Gerard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/22/1890 d.8/7/1937 (47)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1910-1923
Sports Teams: Ottawa Senators, Toronto St. Patricks

🏆🏒Stewart Iglehart -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/22/1910 N.S. d.12/21/1993 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player, Polo Player, Chilean
Misc: played 1969-1975
Sports Teams: Yale University, New York Athletic Club, Crescent-Hamilton A.C., New York Rovers, St. Nicholas Hockey Club

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🏆⚾Bill Klem -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/22/1874 d.9/16/1951 (77)
Hall of Famer, MLB Umpire
Misc: the first umpire elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

🏆🏁Niki Lauda -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/22/1949 N.S. d.5/20/2019 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, Austrian, Spanish
Misc: 3-time world Formula One champion (1975,77,84), 25 career wins from 1971-85.

🎭Sheldon Leonard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/22/1907 d.1/11/1997 (89)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in New York City; LN:Bershad
TV Shows: The Danny Thomas Show (as Phil Brokaw and producer), Big Eddie, The Andy Griffith Show (producer), Dick Van Dyke Show (producer), Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (producer), I Spy (producer)

✍📰⚖James Russell Lowell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/22/1819 d.8/12/1891 (72)
Hall of Famer, Essayist, Poet, Editor, Diplomat, Abolitionist

🎭Don Pardo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/22/1918 d.8/18/2014 (96)
Hall of Famer, Announcer
Misc: of NBC staff since 1944; for Saturday Night Live, Jeopardy, 50s prime time TV, daytime game shows, etc

🏆🥊Tom Spring -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/22/1795 d.8/20/1851 (56)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

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

✍🎭Bud Yorkin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/22/1926 N.S. d.8/18/2015 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Screen/Scriptwriter, TV Producer/Director

🎵Florence Ballard -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/30/1943 N.S. d.2/22/1976 N.S. (32)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Supremes, soloist

💰🎵Saul Samuel Bihari -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/9/1918 d.2/22/1975 (56)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, Music Figure
Misc: co-founder of Modern Records

🎵🎷🎸Papa John Creach -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/28/1917 d.2/22/1994 (76)
Hall of Famer, Violinist, Jazz Performer, Blues-Rock Performer
Misc: some say b. May 18
Group Names: Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, Jefferson Starship

🎵Sonny James -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/1/1928 d.2/22/2016 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN: James Hugh Loden; b. in Hackleberg, AL; NN:The Southern Gentleman
Misc: some say b. Mar 1 or b. 1929
Song Titles: Young Love, The Came Back, Uh-Huh-mm, Running Bear

🏆🏀Dennis Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/18/1954 d.2/22/2007 (52)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player
Misc: 5x NBA All-Star (1979-82, 1985); All-NBA First Team (1979), NBA Finals MVP (1979); 6x NBA All-Defensive First Team (1979-83, 1987); 3x NBA Champion (Seattle SuperSonics, 1979; Boston Celtics, 1984, 1986)
Sports Teams: Seattle SuperSonics (1976-1980), Phoenix Suns (1980-1983), Boston Celtics (1983-1990), La Crosse Bobcats (coach, CBA, 1999-2000), Los Angeles Clippers (coach, 2003), Florida Flame (coach, NBA D-League, 2004-2005), Austin Toros (coach, NBA D-League, 2005-2007)

🏆🥊Harry Lewis -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/16/1886 d.2/22/1956 (69)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆⚽Robert Millar -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/12/1890 d.2/22/1967 (76)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scotish
Misc: forward, coach

🎭David Susskind -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/19/1920 d.2/22/1987 (66)
Hall of Famer, TV Talk Show Host, Producer, Stage Producer
TV Shows: Mr. Peepers (producer), Get Smart (producer), The David Susskind Show

🎖⚖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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