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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for May 5

Last Updated 07-18-2020

🏆🥊William F. "Bill" Watts Jr. -- is 81 in the year 2020 and 82 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1939 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: aka "Cowboy" Bill Watts
Misc: Wrestling promoter

🏆🏈🏀Terry Wayne Baker -- is 79 in the year 2020 and 80 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1941
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player, CFL Figure, Basketball Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1962); in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Oregon State, Los Angeles Rams (1963-1965), Edmonton Eskimos (1966)

🏆⚾Tommy Helms -- is 79 in the year 2020 and 80 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1941
MLB Manager, MLB Player
Misc: 2x All-Star, 2x Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Cincinnatti Reds (player then manager)

🎵🏆🥊Bunker Hill -- is 79 in the year 2020 and 80 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1941
Singer, Boxer
Names/Places: RN:David Walker

🏆🏀Billie Moore -- is 77 in the year 2020 and 78 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1943 N.S.
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Misc: coached the 1976 women's Olympic basketball team
Sports Teams: Cal State Fullerton (coach 1969-1977), UCLA (coach 1977-1993)

🏆🏀Butch Beard -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1947 N.S.
NBA Coach

🏆⚾Larry Hisle -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1947
MLB Player

🏆🏈Nick Bebout -- is 69 in the year 2020 and 70 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1951
NFL Player

🏆🎳Gary Bower -- is 69 in the year 2020 and 70 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1951
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆Steve Scott -- is 64 in the year 2020 and 65 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1956
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field

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🏆⚾Ron Oester -- is 64 in the year 2020 and 65 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1956
MLB Player

🏆🏈Paul Frase -- is 55 in the year 2020 and 56 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1965
NFL Player
Misc: Superbowl XXXI
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers

🏆🏒Grant Jennings -- is 55 in the year 2020 and 56 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1965
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏒Mike Stapleton -- is 54 in the year 2020 and 55 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1966
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏈Brad Baxter -- is 53 in the year 2020 and 54 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1967
NFL Runningback

🏆⚾Charles Nagy -- is 53 in the year 2020 and 54 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1967
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏀LaPhonso Ellis -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1970
NBA Forward

🏆⚾Juan Acevedo -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1970
MLB Pitcher, Mexican

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🏆🏈Ken Brown -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1971
NFL Linebacker

🏆🏈Reggie Jones -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1971
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🏀Harold Miner -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1971
NBA Guard

🏆⚾Mike Redmond -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1971
MLB Manager, MLB Catcher

🎭🏆Wendy Kaye -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1972
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: July 1991

🏆🏈Barrett Brooks -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1972
NFL Tackle

🏆🏈Travis Jervey -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1972
NFL Runningback

🏆🏒Mikael Renberg -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1972
NHL Player, Swedish
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Flyers

🏆🏒Zigmund Pálffy -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1972
NHL Player, Czechoslovakian
Sports Teams: N.Y. Islanders

🏆Vanessa Bryant -- is 38 in the year 2020 and 39 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1982 N.S.
Model

🏆⚽Kevin Alston -- is 32 in the year 2020 and 33 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1988 N.S.
Soccer Player, American

🏆Hannah Davis -- is 30 in the year 2020 and 31 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1990 N.S.
Model
Names/Places: b. in Virgin Islands

🏆Hannah Jeter -- is 30 in the year 2020 and 31 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1990 N.S.
Model

🏆⚽Raúl Jiménez -- is 29 in the year 2020 and 30 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1991 N.S.
Soccer Player, Mexican

🏆🏒Mitch Marner -- is 23 in the year 2020 and 24 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1997 N.S.
NHL Forward, Canadian

🏆⛸Nathan Chen -- is 21 in the year 2020 and 22 in the year 2021; b.5/5/1999 N.S.
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete

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🏆🏒Frederick E. "Fred" Scanlan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/5/1877 N.S. d.11/11/1950 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, NHL Forward, Canadian
Misc: Was an amateur player in the era before professional ice hockey

🏆⚾Charles "Chief" Bender -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/5/1884 N.S. d.5/22/1954 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: RFN:Charles Albert
Misc: 3x World Series champ, AL pennant winner; the only American Indian in baseball's Hall of Fame.
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (1903-1914), Baltimore Terrapins (1915), Philadelphia Phillies (1916-1917), Chicago White Sox (1925)

🏆B. Jay Becker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/5/1904 d.10/9/1987 (83)
Bridge Player

🏆🏁🏇Sir Gordon Richards -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/5/1904 d.11/10/1906 (2)
Jockey, British
Misc: British jockey (winner of 4,870 races)

🏆🏈Tony Canadeo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/5/1919 d.11/29/2003 (84)
Hall of Famer, NFL Halfback
Names/Places: NN:The Gray Ghost of Gonzaga
Misc: Packers Hall of Fame and #3 retired
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers (1941-1944, 1946-1952)

🏆🏌William Campbell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/5/1923 d.8/30/2013 (90)
Hall of Famer, Golfer

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

🏆🏈Al DeRogatis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/5/1927 d.12/16/1995 (68)
Sports Commentator, NFL Defensive End
Names/Places: RFMN:Albert John

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🏆🏁Art Pollard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/5/1927 d.5/12/1973 (46)
Auto Racer

🏆⚾José Pagán -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/5/1935 N.S. d.6/7/2011 N.S. (76)
MLB Player, Puerto Rican

🏆🏒Aleksandr Ragulin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/5/1941 d.11/17/2004 (63)
Hockey Figure, Olympic Athlete, Russian
Misc: ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)

🏆⚾Herman Junior Gilliam -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/5/1946 d.4/16/2005 N.S. (58)
MLB Player

🏆⚾Hideki Irabu -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/5/1969 d.7/27/2011 (42)
MLB Pitcher
Misc: IraBOOed by the Padres for favoring to play for the Yankees instead of San Diego

🏆🏌Leo Diegel -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/27/1899 d.5/5/1951 (52)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: prominent in the 1920s and 1930s

🏆⚾Edward V. "Eddie" Cicotte -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/19/1884 N.S. d.5/5/1969 N.S. (84)
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Knuckles
Misc: 1919 Chicago "Black Sox" pitcher
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox

🏆Avery Brundage -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/28/1887 d.5/5/1975 (87)
Sports Executive
Misc: president of U.S. Olympic Association 1929-53 & Int'l Olympic Committee 1952-72

🏆🏁Joshua Agajanian -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/16/1913 d.5/5/1984 (70)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Names/Places: NN:J.C. or Aggie
Misc: was an influential figure in American motorsports history. He was a promoter and race car owner.

⚛🏆🏄Tom Blake -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/8/1902 d.5/5/1994 (92)
Inventor, Surfer
Misc: the surf board

⚛🏆🏄Thomas Edward "Tom" Blake -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/8/1902 N.S. d.5/5/1994 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, Inventor, Surfer, American
Misc: improved the design of surfboards

🏆Mikhail Botvinnik -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/4/1911 Ju-1 or 8/17/1911 N.S. d.5/5/1995 N.S. (83)
Chess Player, Russian
Misc: world chess champion (1948-63)

🏆🏀Bill Musselman -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/13/1940 d.5/5/2000 (59)
NBA Coach, NBA Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: was a basketball coach in the NCAA, ABA, WBA, CBA, and the NBA

🏆🏁🏇Ted Atkinson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/17/1916 d.5/5/2005 (88)
Jockey, Canadian
Names/Places: NN:The Slasher

🏆🎳Bill Hargrove -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/9/1901 d.5/5/2008 (106)
Bowler

⚛🏆🏁🏊Adolph Kiefer -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/27/1918 N.S. d.5/5/2017 N.S. (98)
Hall of Famer, Inventor, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1936); inventor of competetive swim equipment and water safety gear.

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