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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for February 8

Last Updated 06-06-2019

🏆⛸Scott Allen -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1949
Olympic Athlete, Skater
Misc: Olympic-bronze-1964

🏆⛸Scott Ethan Allen -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1949
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🏆Joeri Averbach -- is 97 in the year 2019 and 98 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1922
Chess Player, Russian

🏆🏈Rod Bernstine -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1965
NFL Runningback

🏆🥊Big Show -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1972 N.S.
Wrestler, American
Names/Places: RN: Paul Wight; NN: The World's Largest Athlete

🏆🏒Dino Ciccarelli -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; 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 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1968
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

🏆🏈Dennis Gibson -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1964
NFL Linebacker

🏆🏄Bethany Hamilton -- is 29 in the year 2019 and 30 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1990
Movie Titles: Dolphin Tale 2

🏆🏀Marques Johnson -- is 63 in the year 2019 and 64 in the year 2020; 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)

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🏆🏈Julio Jones -- is 30 in the year 2019 and 31 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1989 N.S.
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆Irina Kalinina -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1959 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, Russian
Misc: springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1980)

🏆🏈Lee Knight -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1965
CFL Figure, Football Fullback

🏆🏈Eric Kresser -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1973
NFL Quarterback

🏆🏒Camille Lapierre -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1951
NHL Center, Canadian

🏆⚾Joe Maddon -- is 65 in the year 2019 and 66 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1954 N.S.
MLB Manager
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs (managed them to their 2016 World Series championship)

🎭🏆Maria McBane -- is 73 in the year 2019 and 74 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1946
Actress, Model, Playmate, French
Misc: May 1965

🏆🏈Terry McDaniel -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1965
NFL Cornerback
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl, 4x All-Pro

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🏆🏈Raleigh McKenzie -- is 56 in the year 2019 and 57 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1963
NFL Player

🏆🏀Alonzo Mourning -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; 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)

🏆🏒Kirk Muller -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1966
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆⚾Bob Oliver -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1943
MLB First Baseman

🏆⚾Fritz Peterson -- is 77 in the year 2019 and 78 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1942
MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: New York Yankees

🏆🏈Marcus Pollard -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1972
NFL Tight End

🎭🏆Chai Romruen -- is 30 in the year 2019 and 31 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1989 N.S.
Actor, Track and Field, Thailandian
TV Shows: Mako: Island of Secrets

🏆⚽Willy Roy -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1943
Hall of Famer, Soccer Coach, Soccer Forward, German

🏆🏒André Roy -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1975
NHL Left Wing, American

🏆⚽Hristo Stoichkov -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1966
Soccer Player, Bulgarian

🏆🏀Klay Thompson -- is 29 in the year 2019 and 30 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1990 N.S.
NBA Player

🏆🏈Jim Thornton -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1965
NFL Player

🎭🏆Cara Wakelin -- is 42 in the year 2019 and 43 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1977
Actress, Model, Playmate, Australian, Canadian
Misc: November 1999

🏆🏈Larry Walton -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.2/8/1947
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆⚾Joe Black -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/8/1924 d.5/17/2002 (78)
MLB Player

🎵🏆🥊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

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🎨🎭🏆Pamela Jean Bryant -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/8/1959 d.12/4/2010 (51)
Artist, Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: April 1978

🏆🏒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

🏆🏈Jim Dooley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/8/1930 d.1/8/2008 (77)
NFL Coach, NFL Player
Misc: succeeded George Halas as head coach of the Chicago Bears
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears

🏆⚾Hoot Evers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/8/1921 d.1/25/1991 (69)
MLB Player
Names/Places: RFMN:Walter Arthur

🏆🏒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

🏆🏒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

🏆🏁🏃Catherine Hardy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/8/1930 d.9/8/2017 N.S. (87)
Runner, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: aka Catherine Hardy Lavender
Misc: 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1952)

🏆🏌Bunky Henry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/8/1944 N.S. d.8/17/2018 N.S. (74)
Names/Places: RN: George Walter Henry Jr.

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🏆⚾Willard Marshall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/8/1921 d.11/5/2000 (79)
MLB Right Fielder

🏆🥊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

🏆🥊Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/8/1955 N.S. d.8/13/2018 N.S. (63)

🏆🥊Kimbo Slice -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/8/1974 N.S. d.6/6/2016 N.S. (42)
Mixed Martial Arts, Bahamas

🏆🏈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)

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

🏆🏒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)

🏆🏈Ben Agajanian -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/28/1919 N.S. d.2/8/2017 N.S. (97)
NFL Placekicker, College Football Player
Names/Places: NN:The Toeless Wonder

🏆🏁🏃Larry Black -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/20/1951 d.2/8/2006 N.S. (54)
Sprinter, Runner, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 4x100 runner (Olympic-gold-1972)

🏆⚾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.

🏆⚾Del Ennis -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/8/1925 d.2/8/1996 (70)
MLB Player
Misc: drove in 100 runs in seven seasons
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies

🏆🏁🏊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

🏆⚽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

✍📰🏆Jim Jacoby -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1933 d.2/8/1991 (58)
Author, Columnist, Bridge Player
Misc: Bridge authority

🏆🥊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)

🏆🏈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)

🏆🏀🏁🏊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

🎭🏆Anna Nicole Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/28/1967 d.2/8/2007 (39)
Actress, Model, Playmate
Names/Places: RN:Vickie Lynn Hogan Marshall
Misc: May 1992; Playboy Playmate of the Year 1993; Guess? model
Movie Titles: Naked Gun 33 1/2

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

🏆🏈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)

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

📰⚖💰🏆John Hay Whitney -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/17/1904 d.2/8/1982 (77)
Publisher, Diplomat, Philanthropist, Sports Figure

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🏆🏒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

🏆🏈Abe Woodson -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/15/1934 d.2/8/2014 (79)
NFL Player
Misc: returned 5,538 yards in kickoffs with 5 TDs

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