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25 Persons in the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame:

Bill Curry

Real/Birth Name:
William Alexander Curry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76, 1 day after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center. Teams Georgia Institute of Technology, Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Colts, Houston Oilers, Los Angeles Rams. Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 2007. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award 1989. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1992. Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame 1969. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 2016.

Bill Elliott

Real/Birth Name:
William Clyde Elliott
Nickname(s):
Wild Bill
Awesome Bill from Dawsonville
Million Dollar Bill,
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63, 14 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Georgia Racing Hall of Fame 2002. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2007. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2015. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2015. Talladega Walk of Fame 1998. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame.

Bobby Cox

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Joseph Cox
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third base, team New York Yankees. Managed teams Toronto Blue Jays, Atlanta Braves. Braves Hall of Fame 2011. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2006. National Baseball Hall of Fame 2014. Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award 1985. Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award 1991. Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award 2004. Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award 2005. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame.

Bobby Dodd

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lee Dodd
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback for team University of Tennessee. Head coach and athletic director for team Georgia Institute of Technology. College Football Hall of Fame 1959. First as a player. College Football Hall of Fame 1993 as a coach. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1966. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1965. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1976. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 1989. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Hall of Fame 2002. Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame 1967. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame.

Bobby Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Tyre Jones Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Highly successful amateur golfer and lawyer. Helped design the Augusta golf course and found the club, and co-founder of the Masters tournament there. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1964. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2010. World Golf Hall of Fame 1974. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2006. Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame 1958. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. James E. Sullivan Award 1930.

Dale Murphy

Real/Birth Name:
Dale Bryan Murphy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder, catcher, and first baseman. Teams Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Colorado Rockies. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. Braves Hall of Fame 2000. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1997. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1985. Roberto Clemente Award 1988. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1987. Little League Hall of Excellence 1995.

Deion Sanders

Real/Birth Name:
Deion Luwynn Sanders
Nickname(s):
Prime Time
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornerback. Football teams Florida State University, Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens. Baseball teams New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants. The only man to play in both Super Bowl and World Series. Atlanta Falcons Ring of Honor 2010. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2011. College Football Hall of Fame 2011. Jim Thorpe Award 1988. Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award 1994. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame.

Dominique Wilkins

Real/Birth Name:
Jacques Dominique Wilkins
Nickname(s):
The Human Highlight Film
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Born in France when his father was in the US Air Force. Small forward. Teams University of Geargia, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics, Panathinaikos, San Antonio Spurs, Fortitudo Bologna, Orlando Magic. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Edwin Moses

Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Corley Moses
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won Olympic Gold Medal 1976 andOlympic Gold Medal 1984 in the 400 m hurdles. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Jesse Owens Award 1981. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1994. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1981. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1984. James E. Sullivan Award 1983.

Evander Holyfield

Real/Birth Name:
Evander Holyfield
Nickname(s):
The Real Deal
The Warrior
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight Champion 1990-1992. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 2015. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2001. Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame 2014.

George Rogers

Real/Birth Name:
George Washington Rogers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1980, team University of South Carolina, as running back. Teams New Orleans Saints, Washington Redskins. College Football Hall of Fame 1997. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 2007. New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame 1992. Chic Harley Award 1980. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. Walter Camp Alumni of the Year Award 2004.

Hank Aaron

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Louis Aaron
Nickname(s):
Hammer
Hammerin' Hank
Bad Henry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves. From Mobile AL. Long time record of 755 home runs - finally broken. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1982. Mobile Sports Hall of Fame 1988. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2002. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1980. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1988. Presidential Citizens Medal 2001. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1975. Braves Hall of Fame 1999. Milwaukee Brewers Walk of Fame 2001. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2005. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2002. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1970. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Honor 2014.

Jessie Tuggle

Real/Birth Name:
Jessie Floyd Tuggle III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams Valdosta State College, Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta Falcons Ring of Honor 2004. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 2007. Division II Football Hall of Fame 2002. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2007.

John Heisman

Real/Birth Name:
John William Heisman
Nickname(s):
pioneer of Southern football
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66, 20 days before his 67th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

College, team Brown University, University of Pennsylvania. Coach, teams Oberlin College, Buchtel College, Auburn University, Clemson University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania, Washington & Jefferson College, Rice University. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame 1981. College Football Hall of Fame 1954. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1967. Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame 1964. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame.

John Smoltz

Real/Birth Name:
John Andrew Smoltz
Nickname(s):
Smoltzie
Marmaduke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Minor league teams Lakeland Tigers, Glens Falls Tigers. Teams Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals. Branch Rickey Award 2007. Braves Hall of Fame 2012. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 2005. National Baseball Hall of Fame 2015. Roberto Clemente Award 2005. Cy Young Award 1996. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2012. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame.

Louise Suggs

Real/Birth Name:
Mae Louise Suggs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 31 days before his 92nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-founder of the LPGA Tour in 1950. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1966. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1987. World Golf Hall of Fame 1951.

Phil Niekro

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Henry Niekro
Nickname(s):
Knucksie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Joe Niekro by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. 318 career victories, the most by a knuckleball pitcher. Teams Milwaukee Braves, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, Atlanta Braves. Braves Hall of Fame 1999. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1985. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1997. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. Roberto Clemente Award 1980. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1979. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 2006.

Skip Caray

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Christopher Caray Jr.
Also Known As:
Harry Caray Jr.
Nickname(s):
Skip
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68, 9 days before his 69th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Slugger's Wife. Baseball team Atlanta Braves as TV and radio broadcaster. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2013. Braves Hall of Fame 2004. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame.

Steve Bartkowski

Real/Birth Name:
Steven Joseph Bartkowski
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65, 21 days before his 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams Atlanta Falcons, Washington Redskins, Los Angeles Rams. Atlanta Falcons Ring of Honor 2004. Cal Athletic Hall of Fame 1990. College Football Hall of Fame 2012. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2007. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame 1993. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. NFL Player of the Year 1980. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2013.

Ted Turner

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Edward Turner III
Also Known As:
R.E. Turner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 28 days before his 80th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Jane Fonda by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Owner of team Atlanta Braves. Manager for 1 game. Movie Gods and Generals. Founder of CNN cable news network and other networks. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1999. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Cable Hall of Fame 1999. U.S. Business Hall of Fame 2007. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Braves Hall of Fame 2000. Television Hall of Fame 1991. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1994. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2005. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2012. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 7 April 2002.
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Tom Glavine

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Michael Glavine
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Atlanta Braves, New York Mets. Babe Ruth Award 1995. Braves Hall of Fame 2010. Cy Young Award 1991. Cy Young Award 1998. National Baseball Hall of Fame 2014. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame.

Walt Frazier

Real/Birth Name:
Walt Frazier
Nickname(s):
Clyde
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Teams Southern Illinois University, New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1986. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1987.

Wyomia Tyus

Real/Birth Name:
Wyomia Tyus
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1964 and again in 1968 for the 100 meter event. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1976. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1981. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1980. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame.
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