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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for February 23

Last Updated 02-23-2021

✍🎭🏆Veronica Webb -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.2/23/1965 or 2/25/1965 N.S.
Writer, Actress, Personality, Model
Misc: Wikipedia and AP say Feb 25, ET and imdb say Feb 23, USA says Feb 24

⚖🏆🏈Tom Osborne -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1937
Hall of Famer, Congressperson, NFL Player, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Names/Places: RN: Thomas Willis Osborne
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Hastings College (1956-1958), San Francisco 49ers (1959), Washington Redskins (1960-1961), University of Nebraska (coach 1964-1997, administrative 1979-1998, 2007-2013)

🏆🏈Jackie Smith -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1940
Hall of Famer, NFL Tight End
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl, 4x Second Team
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (1963-1977), Dallas Cowboys (1978)

🏆⚾Ron Hunt -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1941 N.S.
MLB Second Baseman
Misc: made a name for himself by being hit by more pitches than any player in history of his time.

🏆🏈Frederick Biletnikoff -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1943
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Wide Receiver, College Football Player, CFL Figure, USFL Figure
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl, Super Bowl XI MVP; in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Florida State University, Oakland Raiders (player 1965-1978), Montreal Alouettes (player and coach 1980), Orange Glen High School (1982), Palomar College (1983), Diablo Valley College (1984), Oakland Invaders (1985), Arizona Wrangelers (1986), Calgary Stampeders (1987-1988), Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders (1989-2006)

🏆⚾Ken Boswell -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1946
MLB Second Baseman

🎭🏆Shakira Caine -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1947
Actress, Beauty Pagent Winner, Model, Guyanian
Names/Places: Michael's wife
Misc: Miss Guyana 1967
Movie Titles: Son of Dracula, The Man Who Would Be King

🏆🏈Jim Youngblood -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1950
NFL Linebacker
Misc: Super Bowl XIV
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams

🏆🏈🥊Ed "Too Tall" Jones -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1951
NFL Linebacker, Boxer
Misc: 3x Pro Bowl, 3x All-Pro; Super Bowl X, XI, XIII
Sports Teams: Dallas Cowboys

🏆🎾Edward George "Eddie" Dibbs -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1951
Tennis Player

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🏆🏒Lorne Henning -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1952
NHL Executive, NHL Player, Canadian
Misc: played 1972-1981; shares season record for shorthanded goals [3 in 1980]
Sports Teams: New York Islanders

🏆⚾John Shelby -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1958
MLB Player, Baseball Coach
Names/Places: NN:T-Bone

🏆⚾Juan Agosto -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1958
MLB Pitcher, Puerto Rican

🏆🏌John Arthur Wilson -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1959

🎭🏆Melinda Mays -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1962
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: February 1983

🏆⚾Bobby Bonilla -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1963
MLB Player

🏆🏈Byron Evans -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1964
NFL Linebacker

🏆🎾Helena Suková -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1965 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Czech

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🏆🏒John Druce -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1966
NHL Right Wing, Canadian

🏆🏌Steven C. Stricker -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1967

🏆🏒Gord Murphy -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1967
NHL Defensive, Canadian

🏆⚽Joe-Max Moore -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1971
Hall of Famer, Soccer Forward, American

🏆🏈Greg Hill -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1972
NFL Runningback

🏆🏈Ryan Grigson -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1972
NFL Executive, NFL General Manager, NFL Player

🏆🏈Steve Papin -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1972
Football Figure, Football Coach
Misc: Arena Football League player and coach

🏆🏀Jamie Watson -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1972
NBA Player

🏆⚾Rondell White -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1972
MLB Player

🏆🏒Mike Torchia -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1972
NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Misc: played for too many teams to mention from 1992-2006

🏆⚾Omar Daal -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1972
MLB Pitcher, Venezuelan
Names/Places: RN: Omar Jesus Daal Cordero

🏆🏁Robert Pipkins -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1973
Luger, Olympic Athlete
Misc: (Olympics-1994)

🏆🏈Pat Barnes -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1975
NFL Quarterback, CFL Figure, XFL Figure

🏆🏀Chris Garner -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1975
NBA Player

🏆🏒Jeff O'Neill -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1976
NHL Right Wing, Canadian

🏆⚽Gareth Barry -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1981 N.S.
Soccer Midfielder, English

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🎭🏆Karan Singh Grover -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1982 N.S.
Actor, Model, India
TV Shows: Dill Mill Gayye (as Dr. Armaan Mallik, what a lot of double letters!)

🏆Courtney Rachel Culkin -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1983
Model, Playmate
Misc: April 2005

🏆🏈Byron Maxwell -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1988 N.S.
NFL Cornerback

🏆🏈Da'quan Bowers -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1990 N.S.
NFL Defensive End

🎭🏆Samara Weaving -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1992 N.S.
Actress, Model, Australian
TV Shows: Out of the Blue, Indigo Walker, Home and Away

🏆🏀Andrew Wiggins -- is 26 in the year 2021 and 27 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1995 N.S.
NBA Player, Canadian

🏆🏀D'Angelo Russell -- is 25 in the year 2021 and 26 in the year 2022; b.2/23/1996 N.S.
NBA Guard

🏆⚾Barney Dreyfuss -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/23/1865 d.2/5/1932 (66)
Hall of Famer, MLB Owner
Sports Teams: The Pittsburth Pirates (owned from 1900 until his death)

🏆🏁🏊Lucy Morton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/23/1898 N.S. d.8/26/1980 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, English
Names/Places: aka Lucy Heaton

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🏆⚾Raymond Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/23/1908 d.2/8/1965 (56)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure
Misc: was an American right-handed pitcher in Negro league baseball, almost exclusively for the Homestead Grays. Brown was most notable for many pitching accomplishments.

🏆🎳Greg Griffo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/23/1910 d.7/10/2006 (96)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: in 1996, became the fourth player in Tournament history to surpass 100,000 pins.

🏆Charles Leonard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/23/1913 d.2/18/2006 (92)
Olympic Athlete
Misc: pentathelete (Olympic-1936)

🏆George Abel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/23/1916 d.4/16/1996 (80)
Olympic Athlete, Canadian
Misc: ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1972)

🏆🏈Dante Lavelli -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/23/1923 d.1/20/2009 (85)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player
Misc: AAFC/NFL end, 3x NFL champ, 4x AAFC champ, 3x Pro Bowl, 3x First Team All-Pro, 2x Second Team All-Pro
Sports Teams: Cleveland Browns (1946-1956)

🏆William "Willie" Esplin Ormond -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/23/1927 N.S. d.5/4/1984 N.S. (57)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Manager, Soccer Left Winger, Scottish

🏆🏁Ralph Lee Earnhardt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/23/1928 d.9/26/1973 (45)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Names/Places: father of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and grandfather of Dale Earnhardt Jr.

🏆⚾Elston Howard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/23/1929 d.12/14/1980 (51)
MLB Catcher
Misc: 2x Gold Glove, AL MVP 1963; first black N.Y. Yankee
Sports Teams: New York Yankees

🏆🏈Bobby Dillon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/23/1930 N.S. d.8/22/2019 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers

🏆Lee Calhoun -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/23/1933 d.6/22/1989 (56)
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Names/Places: MN:Quencey
Misc: 110m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)

🏆⚽Willy Schaller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/23/1933 d.1/3/2015 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Defender, German

🏆🏁Josef Feistmantl -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/23/1939 N.S. d.3/10/2019 N.S. (80)
Luger, Olympic Athlete, Austrian
Misc: (Olympic-gold-1964)

🏆🏌Bobby (Golf) Mitchell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/23/1943 N.S. d.3/20/2018 N.S. (75)

🏆🏁Anna-Maria Müller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/23/1949 N.S. d.8/23/2009 N.S. (60)
Luger, Olympic Athlete, German
Names/Places: aka Anna-Maria Murach
Misc: Olympic-gold-1972

🏆🏈Ray Oldham -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/23/1951 d.7/23/2005 (54)
NFL Safety
Misc: Super Bowl XIII
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers

🏆🏀Philip Daniel "Flip" Saunders -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/23/1955 N.S. d.10/25/2015 N.S. (60)
NBA Coach, NBA Player
Misc: coaching career 1977-2015
Sports Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves (1995-2005, 2014-2015), Detroit Pistons (2005-2008), Washington Wizards (2009-2012)

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🏆🏈John Stephens -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/23/1966 d.9/1/2009 N.S. (43)
NFL Runningback

🏆🏒Ernie Russell -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/21/1883 d.2/23/1963 (79)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, NHL Forward, Canadian
Misc: played 1904-1914; NHL Rover
Sports Teams: Montreal Hockey Club, Montreal Wanderers

🏆🏁🏊Margaret Woolbridge -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/6/1902 N.S. d.2/23/1995 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Margaret Presley

🏆⚽Sir Stanley Matthews -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/1/1915 d.2/23/2000 (85)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: Association football (soccer) player, an outside right considered by many the greatest dribbler in the history of the sport, and the first British footballer to be knighted (1965).

🏆🏒Carl Liscombe -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/17/1915 d.2/23/2004 (88)
NHL Player

🏆🏁🏇Jerry Lambert -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/27/1940 d.2/23/2015 N.S. (74)

🏆⚾Jim King -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/27/1932 d.2/23/2015 N.S. (0)
MLB Player

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