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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for April 7

Last Updated 03-31-2021

🎭🏆Beverly Peele -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.4/7/1975 N.S. or 4/30/1975 N.S. or 3/18/1975 N.S.
Actress, Model
Misc: can't find sources that agree with either date

🏆Guiseppe D'Altrui -- is 87 in the year 2021 and 88 in the year 2022; b.4/7/1934 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Italian

🏆🏁🏊Edward Arnold "Ted" Stickles -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.4/7/1942 N.S.
Swimmer, American

🏆🏀Cathy Rush -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.4/7/1947 N.S.
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Immaculata University (1972-1977)

🏆🏈Tony Dorsett -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.4/7/1954
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback, College Football Player
Names/Places: b. in Rochester, PA
Misc: won Heisman Trophy in 1976; he led Pittsburgh to the national championship in 1976; all-time NCAA Div. I-A rushing leader with 6,082 yards and 59 TDs (1976); led Dallas to the Super Bowl title as NFC Rookie of Year (1977); spent 13 years with Dallas, NFC Player of Year (1981); ranks third on all-time NFL list with 12,739 yards gained in 12 years; holds NFL record for run from scrimmage (99 yards vs Min. in 1983); 77 TDs; Super Bowls XII, XIII; in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Pittsburgh, Dallas Cowboys (1977-1987), Denver Broncos (1988)

🏆🏒Clark Gillies -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.4/7/1954
Hall of Famer, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1974-1988
Sports Teams: New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres

🏆🥊Buster Douglas -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.4/7/1960
Names/Places: RFN:James
Misc: 50-1 shot who knocked out undefeated Mike Tyson in 10th round on Feb 10, 1990 to win heavyweight title in Tokyo; 10 months later, lost first title defense to Evander Holyfield by KO in third round.

🏆🏀Thurl Bailey -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.4/7/1961
NBA Forward

🏆🏈Reggie Langhorne -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.4/7/1963
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆⚾Fred Benavides -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.4/7/1966
MLB Infielder
Names/Places: RFN:Alfredo, aka:Freddie

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🏆🏈Steve Wisniewski -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.4/7/1967
NFL Guard
Names/Places: NN:The Wiz

🏆🏒Jim Paek -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.4/7/1967
NHL Player, Canadian, South Korean

🏆🏁🏊Duncan Armstrong -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.4/7/1968 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian
Names/Places: RN: Duncan John D'Arcy Armstrong

🏆🏈Jeremy Lincoln -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.4/7/1969
NFL Player

🏆🏈Ricky Watters -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.4/7/1969
NFL Runningback

🏆⚾Ricky Bones -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.4/7/1969
MLB Pitcher, Puerto Rican

🏆⚾Mark (Baseball) Thompson -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.4/7/1971
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾Blake Barthol -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.4/7/1973
MLB Player

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🏆⚾Brett Tomko -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.4/7/1973
MLB Player

🏆🏈Rondé Barber -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.4/7/1975
NFL Cornerback
Names/Places: Tiki's twin; RN: Jamael Oronde Barber

🏆🏈Tiki Barber -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.4/7/1975
NFL Runningback
Names/Places: Ronde's twin; RN: Atiim Kiambu Hakeem-Ah Barber
Sports Teams: New York Giants

🏆⚾Ron Belliard -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.4/7/1975
MLB Player

🏆⚾Ben Petrick -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.4/7/1977
MLB Player

🏆⚾Adrián Beltré -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.4/7/1978
MLB Player, Dominican Republican
Misc: 4x All-Star, 5x Gold Glove, 2x Platinum Glove (2011 and 2012), 4x Silver Slugger; hit for the cycle 3x; active as of 2016
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers

🏆🥊David Otunga -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.4/7/1980 N.S.

🏆⚽Franck Ribery -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.4/7/1983 N.S.
Soccer Player, French

🏆🏈Trent Cotchin -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.4/7/1990 N.S.
Australian Rules Football Player, Australian
Misc: AFLCA Champion Player of the Year (2012)

🏆🏁Morris Johnson Jr. -- b.4/7/????
Drag Racer

✍🏆🏈Walter "Chauncey" Camp -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/7/1859 N.S. d.3/14/1925 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Author, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Names/Places: NN:Father of American Football
Misc: he established many rules for football; promoted All-America designations; Ivy League co-founder; football rules included the 11-man team, signal calling, and the system of downs and yards and the scrimmage line; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Yale University (player 1876-1882, coach 1888-1892, athletic director), Stanford University (coach 1892, 1894-1895)

🏆⚾John Joseph McGraw -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/7/1873 d.2/25/1934 (60)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Player
Misc: New York Giants manager led team to 10 pennants, 3 championships; some say 1875; 2840 wins; 3x World Series champ, 10x National League pennants
Sports Teams: Baltimore Orioles (AA/NL player 1891-1899), St. Louis Cardinals (player 1900), Baltimore Orioles (AL 1901-1902), New York Giants (player 1902-1906), Baltimore Orioles (NL manager 1899, AL manager 1901-1902), New York Giants (manager 1902-1932)

🏆⚾Jake Daubert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/7/1884 N.S. d.10/9/1924 N.S. (40)
MLB Player
Misc: NL Chalmers Award Winner 1913
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers

🏆🥊Benny Leonard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/7/1896 d.4/18/1947 (51)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Names/Places: FN:Benjamin Leiner
Misc: American world lightweight (135-pound) boxing champion from May 28, 1917, when he knocked out Freddy Welsh in nine rounds in New York City, until Jan. 15, 1925, when he retired.

🏆⚽Teddy Glover -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/7/1902 d.2/8/1993 (90)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English

🏆⚾Robert Pershing "Bobby" Doerr -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/7/1918 N.S. d.11/13/2017 N.S. (99)
Hall of Famer, MLB Coach, MLB Second Baseman
Misc: 9x All-Star; Red Sox #1 retired
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox (1937-1944, 1946-1951)

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🏆Edoardo Mangiarotti -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/7/1919 d.5/25/2012 (93)
Olympic Athlete, Italian
Misc: holder of 13 Olympic fencing medals (Olympic gold 1952)

🏆🏈Gail Cogdill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/7/1937 d.10/20/2016 N.S. (79)
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆Arnie Robinson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/7/1948 N.S. d.12/1/2020 N.S. (72)
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field

🎭🏆Werner Stocker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/7/1955 d.5/27/1993 (38)
TV/Movie Actor, Choreographer, Dancer, Model, English
TV Shows: Highlander (as Darius)

🏆🏈Michael Cofer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/7/1960 N.S. d.3/21/2019 N.S. (58)
NFL Linebacker

🏆🏒Alexander Karpovtsev -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/7/1970 N.S. d.9/7/2011 N.S. (41)
NHL Player, Russian

⚛💰🏆🏁Henry Ford -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/30/1863 d.4/7/1947 (83)
Hall of Famer, Inventor, Businessperson, Manufacturer, Auto Racer, American
Names/Places: b. in Dearborn, MI
Misc: developed the first popular cheap car: The Model T; founded Ford Motor Co.; father of modern industrial production; not an auto racer but in the Motorsports Hall of Fame for founding a motor company.

🏆🏁James "Jim" Clark -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/4/1936 N.S. d.4/7/1968 N.S. (32)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, Scottish
Misc: Formula One; Indianapolis 500; former world driving champ

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🏆⚾Buck Canel -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/4/1906 N.S. d.4/7/1980 N.S. (74)
Baseball Announcer
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 1985; American Spanish language sportscaster of MLB games.
Sports Teams: New York Mets, New York Yankees

🏆🏌Sam Parks -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1909 d.4/7/1997 (87)

🏆⚾Bob Kennedy -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/18/1920 d.4/7/2005 (84)
MLB Player

📰🏆Peaches Geldof -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/13/1989 N.S. d.4/7/2014 N.S. (25)
Journalist, Model, British
Names/Places: Bob & Paula's daughter

🏆🏈Rich Szaro -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/7/1948 d.4/7/2015 (67)
NFL Player, Polish
Misc: The first Polish-born professional American football player

🏆⚾José Capellán -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/13/1981 d.4/7/2015 (34)
MLB Pitcher, Dominican Republican

🏆🏈🥊Robert Jack Windham -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/26/1942 N.S. d.4/7/2016 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Football Player, Wrestler
Names/Places: ring name: Blackjack Mulligan

🏆🏈Derrick Jensen -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/27/1956 N.S. d.4/7/2017 N.S. (60)
NFL Runningback, NFL Tight End
Sports Teams: Oakland Raiders

🏆🏌Arie Irawan -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/21/1990 N.S. d.4/7/2019 N.S. (28)
Golfer, Malaysia

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