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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for February 28

Last Updated 06-06-2019

🏆🏌Peter Alliss -- is 88 in the year 2019 and 89 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1931
Hall of Famer, Golfer, English
Misc: BBC television presenter and commentator, author and golf course designer.

🎭🎵🏆Rafael Amaya -- is 42 in the year 2019 and 43 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1977 N.S.
Actor, Singer, Model, Mexican
Misc: telenovela superstar
TV Shows: El Senor de los Cielos, Las Dos Caras de Ana, Salome, La Reina del Sur
Movie Titles: Desnudos, Asi del precipicio

🏆🏁Mario Andretti -- is 79 in the year 2019 and 80 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1940
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, Italian
Names/Places: father of Michael and Jeff, uncle of John; a twin; b. in Montona, Trieste
Misc: four-time USAC/CART national champion (1965-66,69,84); only driver to win Daytona 500 (1967), Indy 500 (1969) and Formula One world title (1978); Indy 500 Rookie of Year (1965)

🏆🏀Vincent Askew -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1966
NBA Player

🏆🏁🏍🏊Melissa Babish -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1952
Motorcyclist, Swimmer

🏆Angela Bailey -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1962
Olympic Athlete, English
Misc: Canadian 4X100m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)

🏆🏈Henry Bailey -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1973
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🥊Richard Henry Blood Sr. -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1953 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: ring name: Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat

🏆🥊Charles Brown -- is 80 in the year 2019 and 81 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1939
Boxer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: featherweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1964)

🏆⚾Aroldis Chapman -- is 31 in the year 2019 and 32 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1988 N.S.
MLB Pitcher, Cuban

🏆🏀Adrian Dantley -- is 64 in the year 2019 and 65 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1955
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic Gold 1976; 1981 and 1984 top scorer; over 20,000 career points; 6x NBA All-Star (1980-1982, 1984-1986); 2x All-NBA Second Team (1981,1984); NBA Rookie of the Year (1977); NBA All-Rookie First Team (1977); Jazz #4 retired; some say Feb 26 or 1956
Sports Teams: Notre Dame (1973-1976), Buffalo Braves (1976-1977), Indiana Pacers (1977), Los Angeles Lakers (1977-1979), Utah Jazz (1979-1986), Detroit Pistons (1986-1989), Dallas Mavericks (1989-1990), Milwaukee Bucks (1990-1991)

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🏆🏈Antone Davis -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1967
NFL Tackle

🏆🏁🏊Jeff Farrell -- is 82 in the year 2019 and 83 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1937 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏀Duane Ferrell -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1965
NBA Forward

🏆🏈Tim Goad -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1966
NFL Defensive

🏆🏈Scott Gragg -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1972
NFL Tackle

🏆🏈Roland Harper -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1953
NFL Player

🏆🏀Sylvia Hatchell -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1952
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: University of Tennessee (coach 1974-1975), Francis Marion College (1975-1986), University of North Carolina (coach 1986-current as of 2016)

🏆Karolina Kurkova -- is 35 in the year 2019 and 36 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1984
Model, Czech

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🏆🏁🏃Christine Lathan-Brehmer -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1958
Runner, Olympic Athlete, German
Misc: Oly-gold-76

🏆🏒Eric Lindros -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1973
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian

🏆🏒Mikko Mäkelä -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1965
NHL Right Wing, Finnish
Sports Teams: N.Y. Islanders

🏆Arnie Mausser -- is 65 in the year 2019 and 66 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1954
Hall of Famer, Soccer Goal Keeper

🏆🏒Shawn McEachern -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1969
NHL Player

🏆🥊Barry McGuigan -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1961
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Irish
Names/Places: NN:The Clones Cyclone

🏆Pepe Mel -- is 56 in the year 2019 and 57 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1963 N.S.
Soccer Striker, Soccer Manager, Spanish
Names/Places: RN: José Mel Pérez

🏆⚾Mike Milchin -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1968
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏁🏃Noureddine Morceli -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1970
Runner, Algerian
Misc: 2-time world champion at 1,500 meters (1991,93); set world records in 1,500m (3:28.82) in 1992, mile (3:44.39) in '93 and 3,000m (7:25.11) in '94.

🎭🏆True O'Brien -- is 25 in the year 2019 and 26 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1994 N.S.
Actress, Model
Movie Titles: Queen Sugar, Jessie

🏆🏒Mark Pavelich -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1958
NHL Player, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 1980 U.S. Hockey Team

🏆⚾Marty Perez -- is 73 in the year 2019 and 74 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1946 N.S.
MLB Second Baseman, MLB Shortstop

🏆🏒Poul Popiel -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1943
NHL Coach, NHL Player, Danish (Denmark)
Misc: played 1962-1980

🏆⚽Nayeli Rangel -- is 27 in the year 2019 and 28 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1992 N.S.
Soccer Midfielder, Mexican

🏆🏀Tom Riker -- is 69 in the year 2019 and 70 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1950
NBA Player

🏆🏁🎿Gustav Thöeni -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1951
Skier, Italian
Misc: 4-time World Cup overall champion (1971-73,75); won Giant Slalom at 1972 Olympics.

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🏆🏁🎿Gustav Thöni -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1951 N.S.
Skier, Italian
Misc: (World Cup-1971, 72, 73, 75)

🏆🏈Gary Walker -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1973
NFL Defensive End

🏆🏒Jordan Willis -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1975
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏈Ickey Woods -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1966
NFL Runningback

🏆🏀Charles D. "Chuck" Hyatt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/28/1908 d.5/8/1978 (70)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player
Misc: National championship (Pittsburgh, 1928, 1930); College All-America (1929, 1930); Helms Foundation Player of the Year (1930)
Sports Teams: University of Pittsburgh

🏆⚾Jim Kremmel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/28/1949 d.10/20/2012 (63)
MLB Player

🏆🏒Joe Malone -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/28/1890 d.5/15/1969 (79)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, NHL Forward, Canadian
Names/Places: NN:Phantom Joe
Misc: played from 1910-1924
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens (NHL), Hamilton Tigers (NHL), Quebec Bulldogs (NHL), Quebec Bulldogs (NHA), Waterloo Colts (OPHL)

🏆⚾Frank Malzone -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/28/1930 d.12/29/2015 N.S. (85)
MLB Third Baseman
Misc: 3x Gold Glove; .274 avg
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox, California Angels

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🏆🏀Dean Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/28/1931 d.2/7/2015 (83)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach, Olympic Athlete
Misc: has coached North Carolina to 24 NCAA tournaments in 33 years, reaching Final Four 9 times and winning championship twice (1982,93); has also led Tar Heels to 13 ACC tourney titles; coached U.S. Olympic team to gold medal in 1976; entered 1994-95 season ranked 2nd on all-time Div. I victory list with 802; in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Kansas (player 1949-1953, coach 1953-1955), Air Force (coach 1955-1958), North Carolina (coach 1958-1997), US Men's National Team (1976)

🎭🏆🏈"Bubba" Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/28/1945 N.S. d.8/3/2011 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Actor, NFL Tackle, College Football Player
Names/Places: b. in Orange, Texas; RFN:Charles Aaron
Misc: Super Bowl champion (V), AFC champion (1970), 2x Pro Bowl (1970, 1971), First team All-Pro (1971)
Sports Teams: Baltimore Colts (1967-1971), Oakland Raiders (1973-1974), Houston Oilers (1975-1976)
TV Shows: Open All Night, Blue Thunder (as Lyman Bubba Kelsey), Half Nelson (as Beau)
Movie Titles: Semi-Tough

🎭🏆Dorothy Stratten -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/28/1960 d.8/14/1980 (22)
Actress, Model, Playmate, Canadian
Names/Places: RLN:Hoogstratten
Misc: August 1979, Playboy Playmate of the Year 1980; murdered by boyfriend Paul Snider

🏆⚾Ernest Judson "Jud" Wilson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/28/1894 d.6/24/1963 (69)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Manager, Baseball Player
Misc: nicknamed "Boojum", was an American third baseman, first baseman, and manager in Negro league baseball.
Sports Teams: Baltimore Black Sox (1922-1930), Homestead Grays (1931-1932 and 1940-1945), Pittsburgh Crawfords (1932), Philadelphia Stars (1933-1939)

🏆🏈Thomas William "Tom" Bettis -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/17/1933 N.S. d.2/28/2015 N.S. (81)
NFL Coach, NFL Player
Misc: in the Purdue University Athletic Hall of Fame and the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Purdue University, Green Bay Packers (1955-1961), Pittsburgh Steelers (1962), Chicago Bears (1963)

🏆⚽Stan Cullis -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/25/1916 d.2/28/2001 (84)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Defender, Soccer Manager, English

🏆⚾Alex Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/7/1942 d.2/28/2015 (72)
MLB Player

🏆⚾Harvey Kuenn -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/4/1930 d.2/28/1988 (57)
MLB Manager, MLB Coach, MLB Player
Misc: AL Rookie of the year 1953
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers

🎭🏆🥊Gus Lesnevitch -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1915 d.2/28/1964 (49)
Movie Actor, Boxer

🏆🏀Anthony Mason -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1966 d.2/28/2015 (48)
NBA Forward

🏆⚾Eppa Rixley -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/3/1891 d.2/28/1963 (71)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Jeptha
Misc: pitched 1912-33
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1912-1917, 1919-1920), Cincinnati Reds (1921-1933)

🏆⚾Tom Sturdivant -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/28/1930 d.2/28/2009 (78)
MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: N.Y. Yankees

🏆🎾Bill Talbert -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/4/1918 d.2/28/1999 (80)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: tennis doubles champ (US 1942, 45, 46, 48)

🏆🏁🏊Henry Taylor -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/17/1885 N.S. d.2/28/1951 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, English

🏆⚾"Dizzy" Trout -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/29/1915 d.2/28/1972 (56)
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏀Louis Wilke -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/10/1896 N.S. d.2/28/1962 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Coach
Misc: Basketball Administrator; served as chairman of the AAU Basketball Committee for seven terms, and an executive board member of the U.S. Olympic Committee from 1956-1960.

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