Guess Who This Is

89 Persons in the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame:

Abe Saperstein

Real/Birth Name:
Abraham M. Saperstein
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owner of the team The Harlem Globetrotters. Invented the 3-point shot, which changed the game. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1979. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1971. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: The Harlem Globetrotters for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Amos Alonzo Stagg

Real/Birth Name:
Amos Alonzo Stagg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
102
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In college, an end for team Yale University. Head coach teams University of Chicago, College of the Pacific. Invented many traditions of the football game. Also baseball coach at Chicago. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1965. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1959. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2001.

Andre Dawson

Real/Birth Name:
Andre Nolan Dawson
Nickname(s):
The Hawk
Awesome Dawson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder. Teams Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, Florida Marlins. Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame 2004. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1990. Hutch Award 1994. National Baseball Hall of Fame 2010. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. National League Rookie of the Year Award 1977.

Ara Parseghian

Real/Birth Name:
Ara Raoul Parseghian
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback for NFL team Cleveland Browns. Coach for team University of Notre Dame. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 1980. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1980. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2007. Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award 1964. Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1997. Indiana Football Hall of Fame.

Avery Brundage

Real/Birth Name:
Avery Brundage
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pentathlon. Sports administrator. President of the IOC (Olympics). Promoter of amateur sports. Fought against a boycott of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In charge at the Munich event when Israelis were killed. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

Bill Osmanski

Real/Birth Name:
William Thomas Osmanski
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 4 days before his 81st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback. Teams College of the Holy Cross, Chicago Bears. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 1973. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame.

Billy Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Billy Leo Williams
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Left fielder. Teams Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1983. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1987. National League Rookie of the Year Award 1961.

Bobby Douglass

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Gilchrist Douglass
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams University of Kansas, Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, Green Bay Packers. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2006. KU Football Ring of Honor.

Bobby Hull

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Marvin Hull
Nickname(s):
Bobby
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Dennis Hull by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Skated for clubs Chicago Blackhawks, Winnepeg Jets, Hartford Whalers, New York Rangers. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Hockey Hall of Fame 1983. Canada's Sports Hall of Fame 1988.

Bobby Rahal

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Woodward Rahal
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

CART open-wheel series driver and team owner. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2004. Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame 2009. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2004. SCCA Hall of Fame 2013. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.

Bonnie Blair

Real/Birth Name:
Bonnie Kathleen Blair
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A speedskater. 5 times Olympic Gold Medal. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 2001. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1995. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1994. James E. Sullivan Award 1992.

Bronko Nagurski

Real/Birth Name:
Bronislau Nagurski
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback and defensive tackle. Teams University of Minnesota, Chicago Bears. Also a champion professional wrestler. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. National High School Hall of Fame 1989.

Buddy Young

Real/Birth Name:
Claude Henry K. Young
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 5' 4". Halfback, teams University of Illinois, New York Yankees, New York Yanks, Dallas Texans, Baltimore Colts. Died in an auto accident. College Football Hall of Fame 1968. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Cazzie Russell

Real/Birth Name:
Cazzie Lee Russell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Great Falls Sky, Philadelphia Kings. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1991. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2011. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1978. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Charles Bidwill

Real/Birth Name:
Charles W. Bidwill
Nickname(s):
Charley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owner, team Chicago Cardinals, from 1933 through 1946. Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967.

Charley Trippi

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Louis Trippi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
96, 30 days before his 97th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback/quarterback. Team Chicago Cardinals. College Football Hall of Fame 1959. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1965. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968. Maxwell Award 1946. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1991. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006. University of Georgia Athletic Association Circle of Honor 1996. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame.

Chris Zorich

Real/Birth Name:
Christppher Robert Zorich
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive tackle, teamsUniversity of Notre Dame, Chicago Bears, Washington Redskins. College Football Hall of Fame 2007. Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy 1989. Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy 1990. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 2009. Rotary Lombardi Award 1990. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. UPI Lineman of the Year 1989. Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award 1997.

Clint Frank

Real/Birth Name:
Clinton E. Frank
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1937, team Yale University, as halfback. Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Air Corps, serving as an aide to General Jimmy Doolittle during World War II. College Football Hall of Fame 1955. Maxwell Award 1937. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Dave Butz

Real/Birth Name:
David Butz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive lineman. Teams St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Redskins. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 2014. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1991. Washington Redskins Ring of Fame. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame. Purdue Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame 2004. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2008.

Dave Casper

Real/Birth Name:
David John Casper
Nickname(s):
The Ghost
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tight End. Teams Oakland Raiders, Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Raiders. 5 times Pro Bowl, one time Super Bowl winner. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2009. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 2012. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2002. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1993. Walter Camp Alumni of the Year Award 2002.

Dennis Hull

Real/Birth Name:
Dennis William Hull
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 5 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Bobby Hull by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Left wing. Teams Team Canada '72, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Dick Allen

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Anthony Allen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics. Song Echoes of November. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. National League Rookie of the Year Award 1964. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2010. Phillies Wall of Fame 1994. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Dick Butkus

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Marvin Butkus
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75, 25 days before his 76th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams University of Illinois, Chicago Bears middle linebacker. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979. TV series Blue Thunder, Hang Time. Movies Any Given Sunday, Necessary Roughness. Spokesman for Miller Lite. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1995. College Football Hall of Fame 1983. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy 1963. Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy 1964. UPI Lineman of the Year 1964. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2002. Walter Camp Man of the Year 2007.

Dick Stanfel

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Anthony Stanfel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 28 days before his 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive guard. Teams University of San Francisco, Detroit Lions, Washington Redskins. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2016. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2002.

Doc Rivers

Real/Birth Name:
Glenn Anton Rivers
Also Known As:
Glenn "Doc" Rivers
Nickname(s):
Doc
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball teams Marquette University, Atlanta Hawks. Basketball coach teams Orlando Magic, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers. TV show as a commentator The NBA on ABC. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Don Kessinger

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Eulon Kessinger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop. Teams Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox. Head baseball coach at team University of Mississippi. Novel Calico Joe. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1981. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1978. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1989. National High School Hall of Fame 1987.

Doug Atkins

Real/Birth Name:
Douglas Leon Atkins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive end. Teams University of Tennessee, Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 1985. New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame 1995. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1982. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1966.

Doug Buffone

Real/Birth Name:
Douglas John Buffone
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker,center. Teams University of Louisville, Chicago Bears. One of the founders of the Arena Football League, team Chicago Bruisers. University of Louisville Athletic Hall of Fame 1979. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame 2015. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Earlie Fires

Real/Birth Name:
Earlie Stancel Fires
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jockey. National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame 2001. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame 2007.

Early Wynn

Real/Birth Name:
Early Wynn Jr.
Nickname(s):
Gus
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Baseball teams Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1972. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1971. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Cy Young Award 1959. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame. Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame 1972.

Elmer Layden

Real/Birth Name:
Elmer Francis Layden
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team University of Notre Dame as a fullback in the group The Four Horsemen. Pro football teams Hartford Blues, Brooklyn Horsemen, Rock Island Independents. Head coach or administrator at teams Duquesne University, University of Notre Dame. From 1941 to 1946, he was the commissioner of the NFL. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1992. Iowa Sports Hall of Fame 1951. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Ernie Banks

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Banks
Nickname(s):
Mr. Cub
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 8 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop and first baseman for 19 seasons on the team Chicago Cubs as their first black player. Major League Baseball All-Century Team, in 1999. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1977. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1967. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Ferguson Jenkins

Real/Birth Name:
Ferguson Arthur Jenkins Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75, 29 days before his 76th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox. The first Canadian to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame 1991. Canada's Walk of Fame 2001. Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame 1987. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Texas Rangers Hall of Fame 2004. Cy Young Award 1971. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Frank Chance

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Leroy Chance
Nickname(s):
Husk
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

"Tinkers to Evers to Chance" - see Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers. Player-manager and first baseman. Team Chicago Cubs. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1946. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Frank Leahy

Real/Birth Name:
Francis William Leahy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tackle. Team University of Notre Dame. Coach, teams University of Notre Dame, Boston College. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 1970. Indiana Football Hall of Fame. Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1974.

Fritz Pollard

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Douglass Pollard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first African-American NFL head coach. Teams Brown University, Akron Pros, Union Club of Phoenixville, Milwaukee Badgers, Gilberton Cadamounts, Hammond Pros, Akron Indians, Providence Steam Roller, Chicago Black Hawks. College Football Hall of Fame 1954. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2005. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 2015. New Rochelle Walk of Fame 2017. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

George Blanda

Real/Birth Name:
George Frederick Blanda
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Football quarterback and placekicker with teams Houston Oilers, Chicago Bears and more. Played professionally for 26 seasons, in 340 games. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1981. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1989. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Bert Bell Award 1970. Titans/Oilers Hall of Fame 1999. Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame 1998. American Football Kicking Hall of Fame 2008. Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award 1974.

George Connor

Real/Birth Name:
George Leo Connor
Nickname(s):
Moose
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tackle on offense, and on defense was recognized as one of the first linebackers. Teams College of the Holy Cross, University of Notre Dame, Chicago Bears. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 1963. Outland Trophy 1946. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1975.

George Halas

Real/Birth Name:
George S. Halas
Nickname(s):
Papa Bear
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owner and coach of team Chicago Bears. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 1980.

George McAfee

Real/Birth Name:
George Anderson McAfee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 9 days before his 91st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Teams Duke University, Chicago Bears. College Football Hall of Fame 1961. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1967. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 1975.

Hack Wilson

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Robert Wilson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 5' 6". Teams New York Giants, Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1979. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Harry Caray

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Christopher Carabina
Nickname(s):
The Mayor of Rush Street
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 11 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Broadcaster for baseball teams St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, Famed for leading the song Take Me Out to the Ball Game during the seventh inning "stretch". Ford C Frick Award 1989. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1989. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1994. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 1990. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. NSMA Hall of Fame 1988. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6321 Delmar Boulevard.

Hugh Gallarneau

Real/Birth Name:
Hugh H. Gallarneau
Nickname(s):
Duke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Teams Stanford University, Chicago Bears. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 1982. Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame.

J.C. Caroline

Real/Birth Name:
James C. Caroline
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NFL team Chicago Bears. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 1989. South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.

Jack Brickhouse

Real/Birth Name:
John Beasley Brickhouse
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Television coverage of games for Chicago teams and more. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1985. Ford C Frick Award 1983. National Radio Hall of Fame 1998. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. NSMA Hall of Fame 1983.

Jay Berwanger

Real/Birth Name:
John Jacob Berwanger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1935, team University of Chicago, as halfback. The award was then called by another name. The first player dafted in the first NFL draft. Turned down offers to play NFL. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 1954. University of Chicago Athletics Hall of Fame 2003. Iowa Sports Hall of Fame 1951.

Jerry Colangelo

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Colangelo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78, 6 days before his 79th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard, team University of Illinois. Owner (former) teams Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury. Involved also in baseball and hockey. Arizona Sports Hall of Fame 2002. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2004. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Phoenix Suns Ring of Honor 2007.

Jim Grabowski

Real/Birth Name:
James S. Grabowski
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back. Teams University of Illinois, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears. College Football Hall of Fame 1995. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1997. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1993. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Jim McMahon

Real/Birth Name:
James Robert McMahon Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams Brigham Young University, Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers. College Football Hall of Fame 1999. Davey O'Brien Award 1981. Holiday Bowl Hall of Fame. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1998. Sammy Baugh Trophy 1981. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Joe Tinker

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Bert Tinker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

"Tinkers to Evers to Chance" - see also Frank Chance, Johnny Evers. Shortstop. Team Chicago Cubs. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1946. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2004.

John Hannah

Real/Birth Name:
John Allen Hannah
Nickname(s):
Hog
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Left guard, teams University of Alabama, New England Patriots. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1988. College Football Hall of Fame 1999. Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy 1972. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 2007. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1991. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. New England Patriots Hall of Fame 1991.

Johnny Evers

Real/Birth Name:
John Joseph Evers
Also Known As:
John J Evers
Nickname(s):
Trojan
The Crab
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

"Tinkers to Evers to Chance" - see also Frank Chance, Joe Tinker. Second base. Team Chicago Cubs. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1946. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Johnny Lattner

Real/Birth Name:
John Joseph Lattner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1953, team University of Notre Dame, as halfback. Team Pittsburgh Steelers one year, 1954. College Football Hall of Fame 1979. Maxwell Award 1952. Maxwell Award 1953. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Johnny Weissmuller

Real/Birth Name:
Janos Weiszmueller
Janos Weißmüller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
ex-husband of
Older than Lupe Vélez by 4 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1924 five times. Movie Tarzan the Ape Man (1932). United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1967. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1965. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ken Venturi

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Venturi
Nickname(s):
Kenny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro golfer, US Open winner 1964. 35 years with CBS Sports. World Golf Hall of Fame 2013. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1984. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1964. Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 161 Waterford Circle; ceremony: 15 May 2004.

Kenesaw Mountain Landis

Real/Birth Name:
Kenesaw Mountain Landis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Federal judge from 1905 to 1922, then the first Commisioner of Major League Baseball. Named for a battleground (Kennesaw Mountain) in Georgia in the Civil War, where his father was wounded. However, the name was spelled as a variant. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1944. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Kirby Puckett

Real/Birth Name:
Kirby Puckett
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45, 8 days before his 46th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center fielder. Team Minnesota Twins. Dien of a brain hemorrhage. Branch Rickey Award 1993. National Baseball Hall of Fame 2001. Roberto Clemente Award 1996. Twins Hall of Fame 2000. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Knute Rockne

Real/Birth Name:
Knut Larsen Rokne
Also Known As:
Knute Kenneth Rockne
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43, 27 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pronounced Kuh-NOOT. Emigrated to Chicago with his parents when he was five years old. Coach for team University of Notre Dame. Famed for "Win one for the Gipper" speech. 5 seasons with no loss. Only 12 losses in 13 years. Subject of movie Knute Rockne All American with Ronald Reagan as the Gipper. Died in a plane crash. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 2014. Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1955. Indiana Football Hall of Fame. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1988. NSMA Hall of Fame 1990.

Larry Doby

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Eugene Doby
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The second player to integrate Major League Baseball at Cleveland. Teams Newark Eagles, San Juan Senators, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Chunichi Dragons. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1998. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1993. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame 1966. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Lou Boudreau

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Boudreau
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 24 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop. Teams University of Illinois, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox. Manager, teams Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, Kansas City Athletics, Chicago Cubs. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame 1954. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1970.

Luis Aparicio

Real/Birth Name:
Luis Ernesto Aparicio Montiel
Nickname(s):
Little Louie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop. Teams Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox. Venezuelan Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum 2003. Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame 2007. American League Rookie of the Year Award 1956. Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame 1982. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1984.

Luke Appling

Real/Birth Name:
Luke Benjamin Appling
Nickname(s):
Old Aches and Pains
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Chicago White Sox. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1964. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1964. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Marshall Goldberg

Real/Birth Name:
Marshall Goldberg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback, fullback. Teams University of Pittsburgh, Chicago Cardinals. Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 1958. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1980. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2000.

Mike Ditka

Real/Birth Name:
Michael K. Ditka
Nickname(s):
Mike
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 27 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach of team Chicago Bears. College Football Hall of Fame 1986. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1988. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. Paul Brown Trophy 1985.

Muhammad Ali

Real/Birth Name:
Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
Also Known As:
Cassius Clay
Nickname(s):
The Greatest
The Louisville Lip
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight. Olympic Gold Medal 1960. Said, of his boxing, "Float like a butterfly - sting like a bee." Book The Greatest: My Own Story. Movie for television Freedom Road. Conscientious objector to war. Developed Parkinsons later. International Boxing Hall of Fame 1990. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Presidential Citizens Medal 2001. Liberty Medal 2012. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 1997. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1974. Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame 1985. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater; ceremony: 11 January 2002.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Nellie Fox

Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Nelson Fox
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47, 24 days before his 48th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

12-time AL All-Star. Team Chicago White Sox for 14 years. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1997. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1971. Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame 2003.

Ollie Matson

Real/Birth Name:
Ollie Genoa Matson II
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams Chicago Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1983. College Football Hall of Fame 1976. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972. Eagles Hall of Fame 1987. Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2002.

Otis Armstrong

Real/Birth Name:
Otis Armstrong
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67, 1 day before his 68th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back. Teams Purdue University, Denver Broncos. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 2012. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2014. Indiana Football Hall of Fame. Purdue Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame 1997.

Otto Graham

Real/Birth Name:
Otto Everett Graham Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 11 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams Northwestern University, Cleveland Browns. Coach, teams Washington Redskins, Coast Guard Academy. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Cleveland Browns Ring of Honor 2010. College Football Hall of Fame 1956. Federation of Christian Athletes Hall of Champions 2004. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965. NFL Player of the Year 1949. NFL Player of the Year 1951. Walter Camp Man of the Year 1981.

Paddy Driscoll

Real/Birth Name:
John Leo Driscoll
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback, halfback, drop kicker. Teams Northwestern University, Hammond All-Stars, Great Lakes Navy, Hammond Pros, Chicago Cardinals, Chicago Bears. Coach, and baseball for team Chicago Cubs. Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 1974. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965.

Pat Day

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Alan Day
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jockey, all-time leading rider at Churchill Downs. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2001. National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame 1991.

Pat Summerall

Real/Birth Name:
George Allen Summerall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 24 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Placekicker for pro teams Detroit Lions, Chicago Cardinals, New York Giants. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1999. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1971. Reds Bagnell Award 2002. National High School Hall of Fame 1987. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 2004. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1993. NSMA Hall of Fame 1994.

Pete Pihos

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Louis Pihos
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

End, fullback. Teams Indiana University, Philadelphia Eagles. College Football Hall of Fame 1966. Eagles Hall of Fame 1987. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970. Indiana Football Hall of Fame 1978. IU Athletics Hall of Fame 1982. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Ray Nitschke

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Ernest Nitschke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Middle linebacke. Team Green Bay Packers. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 1978. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1978. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1998. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1981. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. NFL Player of the Year 1968.

Red Grange

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Edward Grange
Nickname(s):
Red
Galloping Ghost
Ice Man
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback, teams University of Illinois, Chicago Bears of the NFL. Credited with rise of professional football. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1994. National High School Hall of Fame 1984. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 1981.

Richard Dent

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Lamar Dent
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57, 29 days before his 58th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive end. Height 6' 5". Teams Tennessee State University, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2015. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2008. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2011. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2006.

Rick Casares

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Jose Casares
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback. Teams University of Florida, Chicago Bears, Washington Redskins, Miami Dolphins. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1972. Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Rocky Bleier

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Patrick Bleier
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back. Teams University of Notre Dame, Pittsburgh Steelers. Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award 1975. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Walter Camp Man of the Year 1985.

Ryne Sandberg

Real/Birth Name:
Ryne Dee Sandberg
Nickname(s):
Ryno
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Second base. Team Chicago Cubs. Manager team Tennessee Smokies. National Baseball Hall of Fame 2005. Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Sid Luckman

Real/Birth Name:
Sidney Luckman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback, the first modern T-formation quarterback, and considered the greatest long range passer of his time. Teams Columbia University, Chicago Bears. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 1960. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1979. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1995. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965. Columbia University Athletics Hall of Fame 2006. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 1988.

Steve McMichael

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Douglas McMichael
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive tackle. Teams University of Texas, New England Patriots, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers. Coach indoor team Chicago Slaughter. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 2009. Texas High School Football Hall of Fame 1992. Longhorn Men's Hall of Honor 1999.

Ted Hendricks

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Paul Hendricks
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71, 13 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Born in Guatemala where his father was working. Linebacker, teams Baltimore Colts, Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Raiders 1980. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2006. College Football Hall of Fame 1987. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1976. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1990. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 2003. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame 1980. Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy 1968. Baltimore Ravens Ring of Honor 2000. University of Miami Ring of Honor 1997. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. UPI Lineman of the Year 1968.

Ted Lyons

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Amar Lyons
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher, manager. Team Chicago White Sox. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1960. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1955. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Tony Canadeo

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Robert Canadeo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback and quarterback. Teams Gonzaga University, Green Bay Packers. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 1973. Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1974. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1973. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Tony Esposito

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony James Esposito
Nickname(s):
Tony O
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Goal tender/goalie. Teams Team Canada '72, Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Hockey Hall of Fame 1988. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
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