Guess Who This Is

68 Persons in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame:

Alice Coachman

Real/Birth Name:
Alice Marie Coachman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1948. Won the high jump event. The first African-American woman to win gold in the Olympics. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1979. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1991. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1975.

Betty Jaynes

Real/Birth Name:
Betty Faith Jaynes
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A stationary guard, a position in six-on-six basketball. Coach, team James Madison University. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 2008. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2000.

Bill Curry

Real/Birth Name:
William Alexander Curry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75, 32 days before his 76th 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:
62, 19 days before his 63rd 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.

Bitsy Grant

Real/Birth Name:
Bryan Morel Grant Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 5 feet 4 inches. International Tennis Hall of Fame 1972. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1965.

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.

Buck Belue

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Franklin Belue
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Team University of Georgia. Valdosta High School Hall of Fame 2007. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2010. Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2013.

Buck Flowers

Real/Birth Name:
Allen Ralph Flowers Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 13 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Team Georgia Tech University. College Football Hall of Fame 1955. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1969. Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame 1956.

Charley Trippi

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Louis Trippi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
96
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.

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.

Dan Reeves

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Edward Reeves
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Dallas Cowboys as a safety and halfback. As a coach, teams Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2000. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1991. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 2012. University of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame 1977. Denver Broncos Ring of Fame 2014. Paul Brown Trophy 1993. Paul Brown Trophy 1998. Texas 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, 19 days after his birthday
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.

Emerson Boozer

Real/Birth Name:
Emerson Boozer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back. Teams Maryland State College, New York Jets. College Football Hall of Fame 2010. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1991. New York Jets Ring of Honor 2015. Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame 1996.

Ernie Harwell

Real/Birth Name:
William Earnest Harwell
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:

Sportscaster for team Detroit Tigers. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1991. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1998. National Radio Hall of Fame 1998. Ford C Frick Award 1981. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2008. NSMA Hall of Fame 1989.

Evander Holyfield

Real/Birth Name:
Evander Holyfield
Nickname(s):
The Real Deal
The Warrior
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55, 30 days before his 56th 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.

Forrest Towns

Real/Birth Name:
Forrest Grady Towns
Nickname(s):
Spec
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

110 meter hurdles athlete. Broke world records 3 times in that event. Coach at University of Georgia. Olympic Gold Medal 1936. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1967. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1976. University of Georgia Athletic Association Circle of Honor 1997.

Fran Tarkenton

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Asbury Tarkenton
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:

Attended U of Georgia. Drafted by team Minnesota Vikings. Known for ability to scramble. Minnesota Vikings Ring of Honor 1998. College Football Hall of Fame 1987. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1977. DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1986. Bert Bell Award 1975. Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award 1975. University of Georgia Athletic Association Circle of Honor 1998. New Rochelle Walk of Fame 2017. NFL Player of the Year 1970. NFL Player of the Year 1975.

Frank Broyles

Real/Birth Name:
John Franklin Broyles
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback, then coach. Team University of Arkansas. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1967. College Football Hall of Fame 1983. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 1995. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1971. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1991. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 1999. Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame 1960. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 2007. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1988.

Frank Sinkwich

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Francis Sinkwich
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1942, team University of Georgia, as halfback. Teams Detroit Lions, New York Yankees, Baltimore Colts. College Football Hall of Fame 1954. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1967. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1969. University of Georgia Athletic Association Circle of Honor 1996. Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame.

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.

Herschel Walker

Real/Birth Name:
Herschel Junior Walker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1982, team University of Georgia, as running back. Pro teams New Jersey Generals, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants. College Football Hall of Fame 1999. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2000. Maxwell Award 1982. Walter Camp Award 1982. Chic Harley Award 1982. Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame. National High School Hall of Fame 2003. Walter Camp Alumni of the Year Award 2001.

Jackie Robinson

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Roosevelt Robinson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first African-American in the major leagues, on the team Brooklyn Dodgers. Subject of movie 42. California Hall of Fame 2007. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1962. California Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1984. Congressional Gold Medal 2003. Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame 1991. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Yankee Stadium Monument Park 2007. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2011. National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2008. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 2005. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. National High School Hall of Fame 1993. International League Hall of Fame 1960.

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.

Jim Parker

Real/Birth Name:
James Thomas Parker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive guard and tackle. Teams Ohio State University, Baltimore Colts. Baltimore Ravens Ring of Honor 2000. College Football Hall of Fame 1974. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1974. Outland Trophy 1956. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1973. Rice Athletics Hall of Fame 1997.

Joe Guyon

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Napoleon Guyon
Also Known As:
O-Gee-Chidah
Nickname(s):
Big Chief
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 1 day after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tackle, halfback. Native American, Ojibwa tribe (Chippewa). Teams Georgia Institute of Technology, Canton Bulldogs, Washington Senators, Union Quakers of Philadelphia, Cleveland Indians, Oorang Indians, Rock Island Independents, Kansas City Cowboys, New York Giants. Baseball coach at Clemson. College Football Hall of Fame 1971. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1972. Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame 1956. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966.

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.

Josh Gibson

Real/Birth Name:
Joshua Gibson
Nickname(s):
the black Babe Ruth
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Negro League catcher. Teams Homestead Grays, Pittsburgh Crawfords, Rojos del Įguila de Veracruz. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2003. Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame 1971. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1972. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame.

Katrina McClain

Real/Birth Name:
Katrina McClain
Also Known As:
Katrina McClain Johnson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
53, her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward. Teams University of Georgia, Atlanta Glory, Kyoto Petroleum (Japan), Sidis Ancona (Italy), Valencia (Spain), Galatasaray (Turkey). Olympic Gold Medal 1988. Olympic Gold Medal 1992. Olympic Gold Medal 1996. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Honda Sports Award 1987. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2012. National High School Hall of Fame 2010. University of Georgia Athletic Association Circle of Honor 1998. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Kevin Butler

Real/Birth Name:
Kevin Gregory Butler
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Placekicker. Teams University of Georgia, Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals. American Football Kicking Hall of Fame 2012. College Football Hall of Fame 2001. Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2003.

Larry Munson

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Harry Munson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Called University of Georgia games. Hosted talk shows. Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2005. NSMA Hall of Fame 2009.

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.

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.

Maxie Baughan

Real/Birth Name:
Maxie Callaway Baughan Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams, Washington Redskins. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1983. College Football Hall of Fame 1988. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 1992. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1980. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2012. Eagles Hall of Fame 2015.

Mel Blount

Real/Birth Name:
Mellvin Cornell Blount
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornerback. Team Pittsburgh Steelers. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2011. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1990. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1989. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1989. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 2012. Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor 2017. Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award 1975. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1993. Walter Camp Man of the Year 1991.

Nancy Lopez

Real/Birth Name:
Nancy Marie Lopez
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won 48 LPGA Tour events, including three majors. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2002. World Golf Hall of Fame 1987. New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame 2007.

Nap Rucker

Real/Birth Name:
George Rucker
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Southpaw pitcher, team Brooklyn Dodgers. Roomed with Ty Cobb. After retirement, mayor of Roswell, Georgia. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1967.

Norm Nixon

Real/Birth Name:
Norman Ellard Nixon
Also Known As:
Norman Nixon
Nickname(s):
Stormin' Norman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62, 22 days before his 63rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Younger than Debbie Allen by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Teams Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers as a guard. Movies Mona Must Die, Out-of-Sync. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2000.

Pat Dye

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Fain Dye
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach and athletic director known for his coaching at Auburn University. As a coach: College Football Hall of Fame 2006. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1990. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1987. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1995. ECU Athletics Hall of Fame 2006. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Hall of Fame 2010. University of Georgia Athletic Association Circle of Honor 2013.

Pat Swilling

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Travis Swilling
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders. Louisiana House of Representatives. College Football Hall of Fame 2009. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2007. New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame 2000. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1992. Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award 1991. Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame 1991.

Pepper Rodgers

Real/Birth Name:
Franklin C. Rodgers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86, 19 days before his 87th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams University of Kansas, UCLA, Georgia Institute of Technology. Fiction book Fourth and Long Gone. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 2003. Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame 1970.

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.

Ray Guy

Real/Birth Name:
William Ray Guy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Punter. Team Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2008. College Football Hall of Fame 2004. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1997. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1994. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014. American Football Kicking Hall of Fame 2009. National High School Hall of Fame 2004. Walter Camp Alumni of the Year Award 2007.

Rayfield Wright

Real/Birth Name:
Larry Rayfield Wright
Nickname(s):
Big Cat
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 27 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive tackle, tight end, defensive lineman. Team Dallas Cowboys. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2012. Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor 2004. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1988. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2006. Texas Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Fort Valley Georgia Hall of Fame. Griffin Georgia Hall of Fame.

Richard Dent

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Lamar Dent
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
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.

Roger Kingdom

Real/Birth Name:
Roger Nona Kingdom
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56, 24 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sprint hurdler. Olympic Gold Medal 1984. Olympic Gold Medal 1988. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2002. Jesse Owens Award 1989. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2005. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 2006.

Shannon Sharpe

Real/Birth Name:
Shannon Sharpe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Sterling Sharpe by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Tight end for teams Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens. First tight end to amass 10,000 yards as a receiver. Analyst for TV show The NFL Today. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Denver Broncos Ring of Fame 2009. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2009. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2011. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2013. Division II Football Hall of Fame 2009.

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
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
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.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Terry Hoage

Real/Birth Name:
Terrell Lee Hoage
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Safety. Teams University of Georgia, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers, Houston Oilers, Arizona Cardinals. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 2004. College Football Hall of Fame 2000. Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2009. University of Georgia Athletic Association Circle of Honor 2001.

Tim Flock

Real/Birth Name:
Julius Timothy Flock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Bob Flock by 6 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Fonty Flock by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Early NASCAR driver. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1978. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 2006. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1991. Talladega Walk of Fame 2000. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1999. North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 1999. Occoneechee-Orange Speedway Hall of Fame 2010. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1995. Georgia Racing Hall of Fame 2002. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2014. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1973.

Tracy Ham

Real/Birth Name:
Tracy Ham
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams Georgia Southern University, Edmonton Eskimos, Toronto Argonauts, Baltimore Stallions, Montreal Alouettes. Canadian Football Hall of Fame 2010. College Football Hall of Fame 2007. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2012. Georgia Southern Athletics Hall of Fame 1992.

Ty Cobb

Real/Birth Name:
Tyrus Raymond Cobb
Nickname(s):
the Georgia Peach
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Record setting outfielder for team Detroit Tigers. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1936. First man inducted 1936. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1964. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1955.

Vince Dooley

Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Joseph Dooley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86, 15 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coached team University of Georgia for 25 years. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1984. College Football Hall of Fame 1994. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1978. Mobile Sports Hall of Fame 1989. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 1990. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Hall of Fame 2002. Woody Hayes Trophy 1980. Reds Bagnell Award 2004. Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award 1980. Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 2001. Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award 1976. University of Georgia Athletic Association Circle of Honor 2004. Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame. Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award 1980.

Wade Mitchell

Real/Birth Name:
Wade T. Mitchell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback and defensive back. Team Georgia Institute of Technology. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1996. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame 1976. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 1996.

Wally Butts

Real/Birth Name:
James Wallace Butts Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach at University of Georgia from 1939 to 1960. College Football Hall of Fame 1997. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1966. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1982. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 1991. Florida-Georgia 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, 21 days after her birthday
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.

Zeke Bratkowski

Real/Birth Name:
Edmund Raymond Bratkowski
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86, 31 days before his 87th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams University of Georgia, Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1980. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 1989. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. University of Georgia Athletic Association Circle of Honor 2006. Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame.
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