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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for April 8

Last Updated 02-22-2021

🏆⚾Charlie Maxwell -- is 94 in the year 2021 and 95 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1927
MLB Player
Names/Places: NN: Smokey, Paw Paw, Ol' Paw Paw, Sunday Punch and Sunday Charlie

🏆⚾John Hiller -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1943
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏁Derrick Walker -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1945
Auto Racer, Scottish
Misc: former British auto racing team owner

🏆⚾Jim Lampley -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1949
Baseball Announcer
TV Shows: Monday Night Baseball (1978-79)

🏆⚾Randall Gilbert Marsh -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1949
MLB Umpire

🏆🥊Gerrie Coetzee -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1955
Boxer, South African

🏆🏁John Campbell -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1955
Harness Racer
Misc: 3-time winner of Hambletonian; 3-time Driver of Year; first driver to go over $100 million in career winnings; entered 1994 with 6,308 career wins.

🎭🏆🏈Fred Smerlas -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1957
Actor, NFL Player

🏆Martin Weston -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1959
Cricket Player, English

🏆🏈Mark Gregory Clayton -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1961
NFL Wide Receiver

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🏆Alec Stewart -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1963
Cricket Player, English

🏆⚾Juan José Pacho -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1963 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Baseball Manager, Baseball Player, Mexican
Misc: in the Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Yucatan Lions, Mexico City Red Devils

🏆🏀Terry Porter -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1963
NBA Coach, NBA Guard

🏆🏈Don Davey -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1968
NFL Player, Football Defensive Tackle

🏆🏈Steve Jackson -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1969
NFL Player

🏆⚾Pete Walker -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1969
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏈Harold Bishop -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1970
NFL Player

🏆🏒Craig Ferguson -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1970
NHL Player, American, Canadian

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🏆🏈Damon Watts -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1972
NFL Cornerback

🏆🏈Isaac Davis -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1972
NFL Player

🏆🏈Joel Davis -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1973
NFL Player

🏆⚾Alex González -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1973
MLB Player

🏆⚾Timo Pérez -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1975
MLB Player, Dominican Republican

🏆🏁🏊Anastasiya Yermakova -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1983 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Russian

🏆⚾Félix Hernández -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1986
MLB Pitcher, Venezuelan
Misc: AL Cy Young Award winner in 2010
Sports Teams: Seattle Mariners

🏆⚾Jeremy Hellickson -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1987 N.S.
MLB Pitcher
Misc: Gold Glove; active as of 2015

🏆Audrey Aleen Allen -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1991 N.S.
Playmate
Misc: June 2013

🏆Rainy Day Jordan -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1991
Playmate
Misc: December 2011

🏆🥊Gennady Golovkin -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1992 N.S.
Boxer
Names/Places: b. in Kazakhstan

🏆Shanice Jordyn -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1992
Playmate
Misc: April 2014

🏆🥊James "Jem" Mace -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1831 N.S. d.11/30/1910 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English
Misc: English heavyweight champion who is considered by some authorities to have been world champion. He was the first fighter of consequence to show interest in the Queensberry Rules.

🏆🏌Jim Barnes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1886 d.5/24/1966 (80)
Hall of Famer, Golfer

🏆🏈George Musso -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1910 d.9/5/2000 (90)
Hall of Famer, NFL Guard
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears (1933-1944)

🎭🏆⛸Sonja Henie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1912 d.10/12/1969 (57)
Movie Actress, Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete, Norweigan
Misc: Norweigan world champ 1927-36; Olympic gold medalist 1928,32,& 36; earned $1 million (the first female athlete to do so).

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🏆⚾Kirby Higbe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1915 d.5/6/1985 (70)
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏁W. C. "Junie" Donlavey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1924 N.S. d.6/9/2014 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Names/Places: RFMN: Wesley Christian
Misc: former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car owner with a team based in Richmond.

🏆🏁🏍Don Vesco -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1939 d.12/16/2002 (63)
Motorcyclist
Misc: set motorcycle record in 1978 of 318MPH

🏆🏀John "Hondo" Havlicek -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1940 N.S. d.4/25/2019 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward
Names/Places: NN:Sixth Man for the Boston Celtics; b. in Martins Ferry, Ohio, RN:John Joseph Havlicek; NN:Hondo
Misc: 13x NBA All-Star; played in 3 NCAA Finals at Ohio St. (1960-62); star forward as starter who led the Celtics to eight NBA titles (1963-66,68-69,74,76); playoff MVP in 1974; 4-time All-NBA first team; played for 17 years and scored 26,395 NBA points in 1,188 games; 172 games, 3776 points, 22.0 ppg, in 1,270 games; Celtics #17 retired
Sports Teams: Ohio State (1959-1962), Boston Celtics (1962-1978)

🏆⚾"Catfish" Jim Hunter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1946 d.9/9/1999 (53)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: b. in Hertford, N.C.; RN:James Augustus
Misc: pitched perfect game 1968; won 20 games or more 5 times (1971-75); played on 5 World Series winners with Oakland, NY Yankees; AL Cy Young Award winner in 1974
Sports Teams: Kansas City A's/Oakland A's (1965-1974), New York Yankees (1975-1979)

🏆⚾Gary Carter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1954 d.2/16/2012 (57)
Hall of Famer, MLB Catcher
Misc: All Star MVP 1981 and 1984 (both Expos); 11x All-Star, 3x Gold Glove, 5x Silver Slugger; in the Mets and Baseball Halls of Fame, Expos #8 Retired
Sports Teams: Montreal Expos (1974-1984), New York Mets (1985-1989), San Francisco Giants (1990), Los Angeles Dodgers (1991), Montreal Expos (1992)

🏆🏈Ricky Lynn Bell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1955 N.S. d.11/28/1984 N.S. (29)
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Southern California, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1977-1981), San Diego Chargers (1982)

🏆🥊Benjamin "Big Ben" Brain -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1753 N.S. d.4/8/1794 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

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🏆🥊Arthur Chambers -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1846 d.4/8/1923 (76)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🏆🎾Richard Dudley Sears -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/26/1861 d.4/8/1943 (81)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: the first U.S. men's singles champion of lawn tennis

🏆🏒Russell Bowie -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/24/1880 d.4/8/1959 (78)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: NHL Rover
Sports Teams: Montreal Victorias (possibly 1896-1908)

🏆⚾George J. Moriarity -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/7/1884 d.4/8/1964 (79)
MLB Player

🏆⛸Sherwin Badger -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/29/1901 d.4/8/1972 (70)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

📰🏆⚾Ford C. Frick -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/19/1894 d.4/8/1978 (83)
Hall of Famer, Journalist, Sports Executive, MLB Player
Misc: 3rd MLB Commissioner 1951-65

🏆🥊Terry Allen -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/8/1924 d.4/8/1987 N.S. (62)
Boxer, English

🏆🏁🏊Katherine Rawls -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/14/1917 N.S. d.4/8/1992 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Diver

🎭🏆⚾Bing Russell -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/5/1926 d.4/8/2003 (76)
Actor, MLB Player
Names/Places: Kurt's dad

🏆⚾Eddie Miksis -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/11/1926 d.4/8/2005 (78)
MLB Player

🏆🏌Bill Collins -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/23/1928 d.4/8/2006 (77)
Golfer

🏆🥊James Brian Hellwig -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/16/1959 d.4/8/2014 (54)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: NN:The Ultimate Warrior

🏆🏒Pat Stapleton -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/4/1940 N.S. d.4/8/2020 N.S. (79)
NHL Defensive, Canadian

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