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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for January 15

Last Updated 01-15-2022

🎭🏆🏁🏃Dean Smith -- is 90 in the year 2022 and 91 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1932
Actor, Stuntman, Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Misc: Olympic Gold 1952

🏆🏌Howard Twitty -- is 73 in the year 2022 and 74 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1949
Golfer

🏆⚾Bobby Grich -- is 73 in the year 2022 and 74 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1949
MLB Second Baseman
Names/Places: RN: Robert Anthony Grich
Misc: 6x All-Star, 4x Gold Glove Award, Silver Slugger Award

🏆🏀Bobby Wilson -- is 71 in the year 2022 and 72 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1951
NBA Player

🏆🏀Ernie DiGregorio -- is 71 in the year 2022 and 72 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1951
NBA Player

🏆🏈Randy White -- is 69 in the year 2022 and 70 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1953
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive, NFL Tackle, College Football Player
Misc: Super Bowl XII MVP; 9x Pro Bowl, 9x First Team All-Pro, 3x NFC Champ; in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Maryland, Dallas Cowboys (1975-1988)

🏆Vera Sosulya -- is 66 in the year 2022 and 67 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1956
Olympic Athlete, Russian
Misc: toboggan (Olympic-gold-1980)

✍🎭🎵🏆Mario Van Peebles -- is 65 in the year 2022 and 66 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1957
Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Movie Director, Songwriter, Model, Mexican
Names/Places: Melvin's son
TV Shows: Cosby Show (occ), Sonny Spoon, L.A. Law (as Andrew Taylor)
Movie Titles: New Jack City

🏆🏈Marty Lyons -- is 65 in the year 2022 and 66 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1957
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, Football Defensive Tackle
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Alabama, New York Jets (1979-1989)

🏆🏈Kenneth Mason "Kenny" Easley Jr. -- is 63 in the year 2022 and 64 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1959 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Safety, College Football Player
Misc: 4x First-team All-Pro, 5x Pro Bowl; in the Virginia Sports, College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of California Los Angeles, Seattle Seahawks (1981-1987)

🏆🥊Bernard Hopkins -- is 57 in the year 2022 and 58 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1965 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Boxer

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🏆🏁🏊Betsy Mitchell -- is 56 in the year 2022 and 57 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1966 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏀Felton Spencer -- is 54 in the year 2022 and 55 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1968
NBA Center

🏆🏈Leonard Wheeler -- is 53 in the year 2022 and 54 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1969
NFL Safety

🏆⚾Delino DeShields -- is 53 in the year 2022 and 54 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1969
MLB Second Baseman

🏆🏒Adam Burt -- is 53 in the year 2022 and 54 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1969
NHL Defensive, American

🏆🏈LeShon Johnson -- is 51 in the year 2022 and 52 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1971
NFL Runningback

🏆🎾Mary Pierce -- is 47 in the year 2022 and 48 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1975 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Canadian

🏆🏈Drew Brees -- is 43 in the year 2022 and 44 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1979
NFL Quarterback
Misc: Super Bowl XLIV MVP

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🏆⚾Matt Holliday -- is 42 in the year 2022 and 43 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1980 N.S.
MLB Left Fielder
Misc: NL LCS MVP 2007
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals, Colorado Rockies

🏆Pilar Lastra -- is 41 in the year 2022 and 42 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1981
Model, Playmate
Misc: August 2004
TV Shows: Deal or No Deal (model)

🏆⛸Benjamin Agosto -- is 40 in the year 2022 and 41 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1982 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, Ice Dancer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: famous for his partnership with Tanith Belbin

🎭🎵🏆Emina Jahović -- is 40 in the year 2022 and 41 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1982 N.S.
Actress, Songwriter, Musician, Model, Yugoslav

🏆🏉Greg Inglis -- is 35 in the year 2022 and 36 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1987 N.S.
Rugby Player, Australian

🏆🥊Alexander Gustafsson -- is 35 in the year 2022 and 36 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1987 N.S.
Mixed Martial Arts, Swedish

🏆🥊Barbara Jean Blank -- is 35 in the year 2022 and 36 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1987 N.S.
Wrestler
Names/Places: WWE stage name: Kelly Kelly
Misc: her real name sounds like a Match Game '73 question. Barbara Jean...[blank].

🏆Gemma Lee Farrell -- is 34 in the year 2022 and 35 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1988
Model, Playmate, New Zealand
Misc: November 2013

🏆⚽Marc Bartra -- is 31 in the year 2022 and 32 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1991 N.S.
Soccer Player, Spanish

🏆Paulina Vega -- is 29 in the year 2022 and 30 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1993 N.S.
Beauty Pagent Winner, Model, Colombian
Misc: Miss Colombia (2013), Miss Universe (2014)

🏆Monika Jagaciak -- is 28 in the year 2022 and 29 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1994 N.S.
Model, Polish

🏆⚽Eric Dier -- is 28 in the year 2022 and 29 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1994 N.S.
Soccer Defender, English

🎭🎵🏆Valentina Zenere -- is 25 in the year 2022 and 26 in the year 2023; b.1/15/1997 N.S.
Actress, Singer, Model, Argentine
TV Shows: Soy Luna, Las Chicas del Cable

⚖🏆Frederick Arthur Stanley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/15/1841 d.6/14/1908 (67)
Politician, Sports Figure, British
Misc: Has hockey champ cup named after him

🏆⚽Tommy Fleming -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/15/1890 d.3/19/1965 (75)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🏆⚾Raymond Johnson Chapman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/15/1891 d.8/16/1920 (29)
MLB Shortstop
Misc: only major league fatality
Sports Teams: Cleveland Naps/Indians (1911-1920)

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🏆🏈🏒Hobey Baker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/15/1892 N.S. d.12/21/1918 N.S. (26)
Hall of Famer, College Football Player, NHL Forward
Names/Places: RN:Hobart Amory Hare Baker
Misc: played 1910-1918; member of both college football and hockey Hall of Fame

🏆🏁🏊Maria Lenk -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/15/1915 N.S. d.4/16/2007 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Brazilian

🏆🏁Ake Seyffarth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/15/1919 d.1/1/1998 (78)
Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1948)

🏆🏀Robert Edris "Bob" Davies -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/15/1920 N.S. d.4/22/1990 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Names/Places: NN:The Harrisburg Houdini
Misc: star ballhandling guard of the late 1940s and early 1950's. NBA All-Star for the Rochester Royals multiple times; Sacramento Kings #11 retired
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Indians (ABL 1943-1944), Brooklyn Gothams (ABL 1944-1945), Rochester Royals (1945-1955)

🏆⚾Steve Gromek -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/15/1920 d.3/12/2002 (82)
MLB Player

🏆🥊Eddie Graham -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/15/1930 N.S. d.1/21/1985 N.S. (55)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Edward F. Gossett
Misc: Wrestling Promoter

🏆Louis Woodward Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/15/1932 d.2/3/2006 N.S. (74)
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Misc: 4X400m relayer (Oly-gold-56)

🏆⚾Mike Marshall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/15/1943 N.S. d.5/31/2021 N.S. (78)
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN: Iron Mike
Misc: National League Cy Young Award winner (the first relief pitcher to win it) in 1974; record for most games [106] pitched in one season [1974]
Sports Teams: Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins

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🏆🏒Bill Masterson -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/16/1938 d.1/15/1968 (29)
NHL Center, Canadian

📰🏆"Red" Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/25/1905 d.1/15/1982 (76)
Hall of Famer, Columnist, Sports Writer, Sportscaster
Names/Places: RFMN:Walter Wellesley

🏆🏈James Crowley -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/10/1902 d.1/15/1986 (83)
College Football Player
Names/Places: aka Jim
Misc: one of Notre Dame's Four Horsemen football players
Sports Teams: University of Notre Dame

🏆🏀Henry "Hank" Iba -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/6/1904 d.1/15/1993 (88)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: 767 wins, 2 NCAA titles; in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Oklahoma State University (1957-1970), Oklahoma A&M (1934-1957)

🏆🎱Minnesota Fats -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1913 d.1/15/1996 (82)
Billiards Player
Names/Places: RN:Rudolf Wanderone
Misc: variuos sources listed his age anywhere from 82 to 95 when he died

🏆🏁🏊Jeannette Morven Campbell -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/8/1916 N.S. d.1/15/2003 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Argentine

🏆⚽Nat Lofthouse -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/27/1925 d.1/15/2011 (85)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English

🏆John Thomas -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/3/1941 d.1/15/2013 (71)
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field

🏆Cassandra Lynn -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1979 d.1/15/2014 (34)
Model, Playmate
Misc: February 2006

🎭🏆🥊Jimmy Snuka -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/18/1943 N.S. d.1/15/2017 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Wrestler, Body Builder
Names/Places: b. in Fiji; aka James Reiher Snuka, James Wiley Smith; ring name: Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka

🏆Bobby Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1923 N.S. d.1/15/2020 N.S. (96)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Goal Keeper, Soccer Manager, Scottish

🏆🥊Rocky Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/24/1944 N.S. d.1/15/2020 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

🏆🏀Joe Beasman Hall -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/30/1928 N.S. d.1/15/2022 N.S. (0)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Basketball Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Kentucky

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