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Basketball Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name October 7
Last Updated 01-07-2020
-- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.10/7/1970NBA Player
🏆🏀Cotton Fitzsimmons -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/7/1931 d.7/24/2004 (72)
NBA Coach, NBA Player
Misc: 805 wins
🏆🏀Alex Groza -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/7/1926 d.1/21/1995 (68)
College Basketball Player, Olympic Athlete
🏆🏀Willie Naulls -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/7/1934 N.S. d.11/25/2018 N.S. (84)
🏆🏀Harry J. Gallatin -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/26/1927 d.10/7/2015 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Forward
Misc: 7x NBA All-Star; NBA Coach of the Year (1963)
Sports Teams: New York Knicks (player 1948-1957, coach 1965-1966), Detroit Pistons (player 1957-1958), St. Louis Hawks (coach 1962-1965)
🏆🏀John "Cat" Thompson -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/10/1906 d.10/7/1990 (84)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player
Misc: All-America (Montana State, 1928-30); All-Rocky Mountain Conference (1928-30); led Montana State to Helms National Championship with 35-2 record (1929); Helms Foundation National Player of the Year (1930)
Sports Teams: Montana State (1928-30)
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