George Gipp wore the number 66 while he played at Notre Dame.
the name of the football star was George Gipp
He got the nickname from playing the role of George Gipp, Notre Dame football player , in a movie, Knute Rockne -All American.
"Some time, Rock, when the team is up against it, when things are wrong and the breaks are beating the boys - tell them to go in there with all they've got and win just one for the Gipper." - George Gipp (All American Football Player, University of Notre Dame) *** It is reported that George Gipp made the above statement while on his death bed to his coach, Knute Rockne. Eight years later, Rockne used Gipp's statement in his famous half-time speech when Notre Dame was losing to Army. Notre Dame came from behind to beat Army 12-6. When Notre Dame half back, Jack Chevigny, scored Notre Dame's winning touchdown he shouted, "That one was for the Gipper." The phrase, "win one for the Gipper," is well known in the sports world. It exemplifies the true meaning of playing for a purpose, or put another way, a reason for being. We all should adopt the phrase "win one for the Gipper" in our personal lives. The key is to figure out the true "Gippers" in our lives. We need to take some time to focus on what is really important (the "Gippers") in our lives and make a commitment to live our lives accordingly. When we live our lives with purpose and we happen to be "up against it, when things are wrong and the breaks are beating us," we too shall conquer and be able to say "that was for the Gipper!" Happy Birthday George Gipp! (1895 -1920)
Actually, no president had this nickname. But you may be referring to a famous line in a 1940 movie, when then-actor Ronald Reagan spoke about winning one for the Gipper-- a college football player at Notre Dame named George Gipp, who died when he was only in his mid-20s. Unfortunately, the movie memorializes a story that may or may not have really happened. Yes, there was a George Gipp, but whether he actually asked his teammates in a death-bed scene to win the game for him is the subject of much debate. I refer you to an excellent article about this, from Sports Illustrated. https://www.si.com/vault/1991/12/30/125750/the-elusive-gipper-who-was-george-gipp-of-notre-dame-and-why-does-his-legend-live-on-when-so-many-others-have-faded
Calling him a "Star" may be a bit extreme, but he had first or second billing in several movies. His best performance was probably the part of the famous Notre Dame football coach in 'Knute Rockne, All-American'. In his most well-known movie, 'Bedtime for Bonzo,' he is upstaged by a chimpanzee. - - - - - Reagan was in "Knute Rockne, All American" but he didn't play Knute Rockne. He played George Gipp, one of Rockne's players, which is how he got his appellation "The Gipper." George Gipp was a very versatile member of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. In his senior season, Gipp led his team to victory against Northwestern University then gave punting lessons after the game. He contracted strep throat. Two weeks after being named Notre Dame's first All-American, he died. On his deathbed, he told Knute Rockne if the team was getting beat in a game some day, the coach should tell them to "win just one for the Gipper."
George Gipp (aka The Gipper ) was the role that Reagan played in the movie Knute Rockne All-American.
The character of George "The Gipper" Gipp appeared in the film Knute Rockne, All American .
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George Gipp was born on 1895-02-18.
Big Gipp's birth name is Cameron Gipp.