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51 Persons in the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame:

Ace Parker

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence McKay Parker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
101
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Yanks, New York Yankees, Duke University. Also played pro baseball. College Football Hall of Fame 1955. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1972. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1963. Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame 2008. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 1975.

Arnold Palmer

Real/Birth Name:
Arnold Daniel Palmer
Nickname(s):
The King
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 15 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won seven major golf championships: The Masters: 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964 , the U.S. Open: 1960, and the Open Championship: 1961, 1962. Congressional Gold Medal 2009. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2004. World Golf Hall of Fame 1974. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1984. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1963. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1988. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1960. Southern Conference Hall of Fame 2009. National High School Hall of Fame 1986. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1983. Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Bobby Bell

Real/Birth Name:
Bobby Lee Bell
Also Known As:
Bobby Lee Bell Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 17 days before his 80th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker/defensive end. Team Kansas City Chiefs. Chiefs Hall of Fame 1980. College Football Hall of Fame 1991. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1987. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983. Outland Trophy 1962. Holiday Bowl Hall of Fame. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 2006. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 2016. UPI Lineman of the Year 1962.

Buck Baker

Real/Birth Name:
Elzie Wiley Baker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Stock car racer. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1982. Talladega Walk of Fame 2001. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1998. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2013. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1992. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1996.

Buck Leonard

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Fenner Leonard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First baseman, Negro Leagues teams Brooklyn Royal Giants, Homestead Grays. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1972. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1973. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame 2010.

Buddy Lewis

Real/Birth Name:
John Kelly Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third baseman, right field. Team Washington Senators. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1975.

Carl Eller

Real/Birth Name:
Carl Eller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive end. Teams University of Minnesota, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks. Served 60 days for misdemeanors. Active in support of sleep apnea awareness. College Football Hall of Fame 2006. Minnesota Vikings Ring of Honor 2002. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1991. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2004. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2008.

Catfish Hunter

Real/Birth Name:
James Augustus Hunter
Nickname(s):
Catfish
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died following a fall down the stairs at his home. Suffered from ALS. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1987. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1990. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1974. Cy Young Award 1974.

Charley Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Wesley Rippay
Also Known As:
Charles Wesley Jones
Charlie Jones
Nickname(s):
Long Charlie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Left field. Teams Keokuk Westerns, Hartford Dark Blues, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Stockings, Boston Red Caps, Cincinnati Red Stockings, New York Metropolitans, Kansas City Cowboys. First pro basseball player to hit 2 home runs in one inning. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1992.

Charlie Justice

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Ronald Justice
Nickname(s):
Choo-Choo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Teams University of North Carolina, Washington Redskins. College Football Hall of Fame 1961. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame. Washington Redskins Ring of Fame. Southern Conference Hall of Fame 2009. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.

Claude Gibson

Real/Birth Name:
Claude Gibson
Also Known As:
Claude "Hoot" Gibson
Nickname(s):
Hoot
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NFL teams San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 2007.

Curly Neal

Real/Birth Name:
Fred Neal
Also Known As:
Fred "Curly" Neal
Nickname(s):
Curly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team The Harlem Globetrotters. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 2008. CIAA Hall of Fame 1986.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team The Harlem Globetrotters for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Dale Earnhardt

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Dale Earnhardt
Also Known As:
Dale Earnhardt Sr.
Nickname(s):
Ironhead
Mr. Restrictor Plate
The Man in Black
The Intimidator
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

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Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Died in a race car wreck at Daytona. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2006. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2001. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2010. Talladega Walk of Fame 1995. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2002. North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2004. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1994. Automotive Hall of Fame 2006. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2004. Richard Petty Driver of the Year 1980. Richard Petty Driver of the Year 1986. Richard Petty Driver of the Year 1987. Richard Petty Driver of the Year 1990. Richard Petty Driver of the Year 1994.

Dale Jarrett

Real/Birth Name:
Dale Arnold Jarrett
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Stock car driver. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Talladega Walk of Fame 1997. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2009. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2014. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2011. Charlotte Motor Speedway Court of Legends 2008. Richard Petty Driver of the Year 1997. Richard Petty Driver of the Year 1999.

David Thompson

Real/Birth Name:
David O'Neil Thompson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shooting guard, small forward. Teams North Carolina State University, Denver Nuggets, Seattle SuperSonics. 13,422 points, 22.1 per game. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1975. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Naismith College Player of the Year 1975. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1996. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.

Dean Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Dean Edwards Smith
Also Known As:
Dean E. Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball head coach, team University of North Carolina Tarheels. Recruited the university's first African-American scholarship basketball player. Pushed for equal treatment for African Americans by local businesses. Supporter of Democratic party causes. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013. Dick Enberg Award 1999. FIBA Hall of Fame 2007. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1983. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Henry Iba Award 1979. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 1998. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1997. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2015. Longhorn Men's Hall of Honor 1980. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 1999. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.

Eddie Sutton

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Eugene Sutton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach for 36 years, various colleges, a win-loss of 806-326. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1983. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2009. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2011. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Henry Iba Award 1977. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2014. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1995.

Elvin Bethea

Real/Birth Name:
Elvin Lamont Bethea
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive end. Teams North Carolina A&T State University, Houston Oilers. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2013. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2003. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Titans/Oilers Hall of Fame 1999.

Enos Slaughter

Real/Birth Name:
Enos Bradsher Slaughter
Nickname(s):
Country
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder. Teams St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1985. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1999. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1964. St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame.

Everett N. Case

Real/Birth Name:
Everett Norris Case
Nickname(s):
Gray Fox
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach team North Carolina State for 18 years. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1982. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Southern Conference Hall of Fame 2010. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.

Fred Crawford

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick A. Crawford Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tackle. Teams Duke University, Chicago Bears. College Football Hall of Fame 1973. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1964. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 1976.

Gaylord Perry

Real/Birth Name:
Gaylord Jackson Perry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Jim Perry by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2009. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1991. San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame 2011. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 2000. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1973. Cy Young Award 1972. Cy Young Award 1978. Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame 2012.

General Crowder

Real/Birth Name:
Alvin Floyd Crowder
Nickname(s):
Yankee Killer
General
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:

Pitcher. Teams Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns, Detroit Tigers. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1967.

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.

Herb Thomas

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Watson Thomas
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

One of NASCAR's most successful drivers in the 1950s. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1994. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1965. Talladega Walk of Fame 2005. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2013. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1992. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1998.

Hoyt Wilhelm

Real/Birth Name:
James Hoyt Wilhelm
Nickname(s):
Old Sarge
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, California Angels, Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers. Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame 2002. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1985. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1968.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Humpy Wheeler

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Augustine Wheeler Jr.
Also Known As:
H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

President and General Manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. Voice role of Tex in animated movie Cars. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2006. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2009. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2004. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 2004.

Jack Coombs

Real/Birth Name:
John Wesley Coombs
Nickname(s):
Colby Jack
Jack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, Brooklyn Robins, Detroit Tigers. Coach, team Duke University. ABCA Hall of Fame 1966. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 1977. Iowa Sports Hall of Fame 1956. Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame 1992. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.

James Worthy

Real/Birth Name:
James Ager Worthy
Nickname(s):
Big Game James
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 9 inches (205.74 cm)

Brief Facts:

Small forward. Teams University of North Carolina, Los Angeles Lakers. Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2003. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1997.

Jethro Pugh

Real/Birth Name:
Jethro Pugh Jr.
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:

Defensive tackle/end. Team Dallas Cowboys. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1980. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2016.

Jim Perry

Real/Birth Name:
James Evan Perry Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Gaylord Perry by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers, Oakland Athletics. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1973. Twins Hall of Fame 2010. Twins Hall of Fame 2011. Cy Young Award 1970.

Jim Ritcher

Real/Birth Name:
James Alexander Ritcher
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center, guard, offensive lineman. Teams North Carolina State University, Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons. Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame 2004. College Football Hall of Fame 1998. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Outland Trophy 1979. Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame 2014.

John McLendon

Real/Birth Name:
John B. McLendon Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first African American basketball coach at a predominantly white university and the first African American head coach in any professional sport. Coached teams North Carolina College for Negroes, Hampton Institute, Tennessee State A&I University, Cleveland Pipers, Kentucky State University, Cleveland State University, Denver Rockets. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1979. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame 2009.

Junior Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Glenn Johnson Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Last American Hero
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Early driver in NASCAR racing. Car owner. Imprisoned for moonshining. Credited with discovering drafting as a race strategy. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1973. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2010. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990. Talladega Walk of Fame 1998. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1991. North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2000. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1992. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1991. Charlotte Motor Speedway Court of Legends 1996.

Kay Yow

Real/Birth Name:
Sandra Kay Yow
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach. Teams Elon College, North Carolina State University. Also volleyball and softball. Olympics coach. Olympics Gold Medal 1988. Olympics Gold Medal 1984. Federation of Christian Athletes Hall of Champions 1992. FIBA Hall of Fame 2009. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2000. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.

Lee Petty

Real/Birth Name:
Lee Arnold Petty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 22 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

One of the pioneers of NASCAR. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1969. Talladega Walk of Fame 1999. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1996. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2011. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1966. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1994.

Meadowlark Lemon

Real/Birth Name:
Meadow George Lemon III
Nickname(s):
Clown Prince of Basketball
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

More than 16,000 games with the basketball team The Harlem Globetrotters. Movie The Fish That Ate Pittsburgh. Later owner of a team and part owner of another. Later also a minister. Later owner of a team and part owner of another. Later also a minister. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2003. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1975.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team The Harlem Globetrotters for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Mike Krzyzewski

Real/Birth Name:
Michael William Krzyzewski
Nickname(s):
Coach K
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team United States Military Academy. Coach, teams US national men's basketball team, United States Military Academy, Duke University. Olympic Gold Medal 1984. Olympic Gold Medal 1992. Olympic Gold Medal 2008. Olympic Gold Medal 2012. Olympic Gold Medal 2016. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 2000. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2011. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 2000. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 2011.

Mike McGee

Real/Birth Name:
Michael B. McGee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive guard. Teams Duke University, St. Louis Cardinals. College Football Hall of Fame 1990. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1991. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1994. Outland Trophy 1959. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 1983.

Ned Jarrett

Real/Birth Name:
Ned A. Jarrett
Nickname(s):
Gentleman Ned Jarrett
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver and two-time champion. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1991. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1973. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1990. Oceanside Rotary Club Stock Car Hall of Fame. National Auto Racing Hall of Fame. Jacksonville Florida Speedway Hall of Fame. American Auto Race Writers & Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1997. Talladega Walk of Fame 1997. North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2001. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2011. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1992. Charlotte Motor Speedway Court of Legends 2008.

Raymond Floyd

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Loran Floyd
Nickname(s):
Ray
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro gollfer, won 4 major titles. World Golf Hall of Fame 1989. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1997. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1981.

Richard Petty

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Lee Petty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR champion, always car number 43. Trademark cowboy hat and sunglasses. In 1996, he was the Republican nominee for North Carolina Secretary of State, but was defeated. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1997. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1998. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2010. Talladega Walk of Fame 1995. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1989. North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 1997. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1973. Automotive Hall of Fame 2002. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1990. Charlotte Motor Speedway Court of Legends 1992. Richard Petty Driver of the Year 1974. Richard Petty Driver of the Year 1975.

Roger Craig

Real/Birth Name:
Roger Lee Craig
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies. Manager, teams San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2008. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1985.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Roman Gabriel

Real/Birth Name:
Roman Ildonzo Gabriel Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles. As coach, teams Cal Poly Pomona, Boston Breakers, Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks. Bert Bell Award 1969. College Football Hall of Fame 1989. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1971.

Ronnie Shavlik

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Dean Shavlik
Nickname(s):
Ron
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center. Team New York Knicks. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2003. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1979.

Smoky Burgess

Real/Birth Name:
Forrest Harrill Burgess
Nickname(s):
Smoky
Smokey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher. MLB teams Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1978. Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame 1975. GW Athletic Hall of Fame 1977.

Sonny Jurgensen

Real/Birth Name:
Christian Adolph Jurgensen III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 2003. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983. Washington Redskins Ring of Fame. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1971. Eagles Hall of Fame 1987. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame. NFL Player of the Year 1966. NFL Player of the Year 1969. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 1979.

Sylvia Hatchell

Real/Birth Name:
Sylvia Rhyne Hatchell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, women's basketball teams University of North Carolina, Francis Marion University. Federation of Christian Athletes Hall of Champions 2014. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2013. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2004. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.

Ted Brown

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Edward Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back. Teams North Carolina State University, Minnesota Vikings. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1995. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Hall of Fame 2014. College Football Hall of Fame 2013.

Tommy Helms

Real/Birth Name:
Tommy Vann Helms
Gender:
Male
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Age today:
79, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Second base. Teams Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox. Managed the Reds. Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame 1979. National League Rookie of the Year Award 1966. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 2013.

Wallace Wade

Real/Birth Name:
William Wallace Wade
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Guard.Team Brown University. Head coach of the team at University of Alabama in 1923. Over the next 7 years, his team won 3 national championships, appearing in the Rose Bowl in 1925, 1926 and 1930. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1970. College Football Hall of Fame 1955. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1964. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1990. Southern Conference Hall of Fame 2010. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1969. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 1975.
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