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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for May 6

Last Updated 06-02-2024

🏆⚾Willie Mays -- is 93 in the year 2024 and 94 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1931
Hall of Famer, MLB Center Fielder
Names/Places: b. in Westfield, AL; NN:Say Hey Kid
Misc: 12x Gold Glove (1957-1968); All Star MVP 1963 and 1968; NL MVP 1954, 1965; No. 24 led NL in HRs and stolen bases 4 times each; played in 24 All-Star Games; 660 HRs, 338 SBs and 3,283 hits in career; Rookie of the Year in '51, 1,903 RBIs; the 10th player to hit 3,000 hits!
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1951-1957, NL MVP 1954), San Francisco Giants (1958-1972, NL MVP 1965), New York Mets (1972-1973)

🏆🏌Grier Jones -- is 78 in the year 2024 and 79 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1946
Golfer

🏆🏈Dennis Havig -- is 75 in the year 2024 and 76 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1949
NFL Player

🏆⚽Graeme Souness -- is 71 in the year 2024 and 72 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1953
Hall of Famer, Soccer Midfielder, Soccer Manager, Scottish

🏆⚾Larry Andersen -- is 71 in the year 2024 and 72 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1953
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏌Tim Simpson -- is 68 in the year 2024 and 69 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1956
Golfer

🎭🏆Julianne Phillips -- is 64 in the year 2024 and 65 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1960
TV/Movie Actress, Model
Names/Places: b. Evanston, Ill; Bruce Springsteen's ex-wife
TV Shows: Sisters (as Frankie Reed)
Movie Titles: Fletch Lives, Skin Deep, Big Bully

🏆🏒Keith (Hockey) Brown -- is 64 in the year 2024 and 65 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1960 N.S.
NHL Defensive, Canadian

🎭🏆Clay O'Brien -- is 63 in the year 2024 and 64 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1961 N.S.
Actor, Rodeo Cowboy
Misc: retired from acting in 1976; former child actor turned rodeo star, so rodeo killed the video star
TV Shows: The Cowboys
Movie Titles: Cahill U.S. Marshall, One Little Indian, The Apple Dumpling Gang

🏆⚾Tom Bolton -- is 62 in the year 2024 and 63 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1962
MLB Pitcher

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🏆🏈Michael McGruder -- is 60 in the year 2024 and 61 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1964
NFL Player

🏆🏈Ken Harvey -- is 59 in the year 2024 and 60 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1965
NFL Linebacker
Sports Teams: Washington Redskins

🏆🏒Bob Bassen -- is 59 in the year 2024 and 60 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1965
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏁🏍Chris (Motorcyclist) Carr -- is 57 in the year 2024 and 58 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1967 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Motorcyclist

🏆Linnea Marie Fayard -- is 56 in the year 2024 and 57 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1968
Beauty Pagent Winner
Misc: Miss Louisiana-America (1991-5th)

🏆🏈Clarence Jones -- is 56 in the year 2024 and 57 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1968
NFL Player

🏆🏈Rob Holmberg -- is 53 in the year 2024 and 54 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1971
NFL Linebacker

🏆🏒Martin Brodeur -- is 52 in the year 2024 and 53 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1972
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Misc: became the winningest goalie in NHL history in 2009
Sports Teams: New Jersey Devils (1994-Calder Trophy, 1996, 1997-Played in All-Star Game)

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🎭🏆Laura Cover -- is 47 in the year 2024 and 48 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1977
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: October 1998

🏆⚾Benito Báez -- is 47 in the year 2024 and 48 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1977
MLB Player, Dominican Republican

🏆🏈Akbar Gbaja-Biamila -- is 45 in the year 2024 and 46 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1979 N.S.
NFL Defensive End

🏆🏁🏊Brooke Marie Bennett -- is 44 in the year 2024 and 45 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1980 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🎭🏆Tiffany Coyne -- is 42 in the year 2024 and 43 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1982 N.S.
Personality, Model
TV Shows: Let's Make a Deal

🏆🏈Jason Witten -- is 42 in the year 2024 and 43 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1982--3--
Sports Analyst, NFL Tight End

🏆⚽Daniel Alves -- is 41 in the year 2024 and 42 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1983 N.S.
Soccer Player, Brazilian

🏆🏀Chris Paul -- is 39 in the year 2024 and 40 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1985 N.S.
NBA Player

🏆🏀Goran Dragić -- is 38 in the year 2024 and 39 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1986 N.S.
NBA Guard, Slovakian

🏆⚾Gerardo Parra -- is 37 in the year 2024 and 38 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1987 N.S.
MLB Outfielder, Venezuelan
Misc: 2x Gold Glove; active as of 2015
Sports Teams: Arozona Diamondbacks, Milwaukee Brewers, Baltimore Orioles

🏆🥊Cheree Crowley -- is 36 in the year 2024 and 37 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1988 N.S.
Wrestler, New Zealand

🏆⚾José Altuve -- is 34 in the year 2024 and 35 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1990 N.S.
MLB Second Baseman, Venezuelan
Misc: AL MVP 2017, 2x Silver Slugger, 2x AL stolen base leader, 3x All-Star, Gold Glove, ALCS MVP 2019; active as of 2019

🏆🏀Jonas Valančiūnas -- is 32 in the year 2024 and 33 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1992 N.S.
NBA Center, Lithuanian

🏆🏒Brendan Gallagher -- is 32 in the year 2024 and 33 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1992 N.S.
NHL Right Wing, Canadian

🏆🏉Roger Tuivasa-Sheck -- is 31 in the year 2024 and 32 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1993 N.S.
Rugby Player, Samoan

🏆⚽Mateo Kovačić -- is 30 in the year 2024 and 31 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1994 N.S.
Soccer Player, Austrian

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🎭🏆Tiera Skovbye -- is 29 in the year 2024 and 30 in the year 2025; b.5/6/1995 N.S.
Actress, Model, Canadian
TV Shows: Blink, Supernatural, R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour

🏆🏒Thomas "Tommy" Dunderdale -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/6/1887 N.S. d.12/15/1960 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Australian
Misc: played 1906-1924
Sports Teams: Winnipeg Strathconas (MPHL), Winnipeg Maple Leafs (MPHL), Winnipeg Shamrocks (MPHL), Montreal Shamrocks (CHA, NHA), Quebec Bulldogs (NHA), Victoria Cougars (PCHA), Portland Rosebuds (PCHA), Saskatoon Crescents (WCHL), Edmonton Eskimos (WCHL)

🏆⚽Peter Renzulli -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/6/1895 d.3/14/1980 (84)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

🏆🏀Edward S. "Ned" Irish -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/6/1905 N.S. d.1/21/1982 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, NBA Owner, NBA Executive
Misc: a basketball promoter and one of the key figures in popularizing professional basketball
Sports Teams: New York Knickerbockers (founder and president 1946-1974)

🏆🏈"Weeb" Ewbank -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/6/1907 d.11/17/1998 (91)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Misc: led Baltimore to 2 NFL titles (1958-59); coached NY Jets to AFL'S 1st SuperBowl win in 1969; he was the only coach to win both the American and National Football League championships.
Sports Teams: Van Wert High School (coach 1928-1929), McGuffey High School (coach 1930-1943), Naval Station Great Lakes, Asst. (coach 1943-1945), Brown University, Asst. (coach 1946), Washington University (coach 1947-1948), Cleveland Browns, Asst. (coacch 1949-1953), NFL Baltimore Colts (coach 1954-1962), AFL New York Jets (coach 1963-1969), NFL New York Jets (coach 1970-1973), Columbia University, Asst. (1975)

🏆🏒"Black Jack" Stewart -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/6/1917 N.S. d.5/25/1983 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1937-1953
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Hornets (AHL), Chatham Maroons (OHASr)

🏆⚾Dick Wakefield -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/6/1921 d.8/25/1985 (64)
MLB Player

🏆🏈Pat Harder -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/6/1922 d.9/6/1992 (70)
NFL Fullback
Misc: shared NFL individual game record: points after touchdowns [9]
Sports Teams: Chicago Cardinals, Detroit Lions

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🏆🏒Harry Watson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/6/1923 d.11/19/2002 (79)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1941-1957
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Americans, Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Black Hawks

✍🏆Dave Anderson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/6/1929 N.S. d.10/4/2018 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Author (m), Sports Writer

🏆🏒Garry "Duke" Edmundson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/6/1932 N.S. d.9/20/2016 N.S. (84)
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🥊Ruben "Hurricane" Carter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/6/1937 N.S. d.4/20/2014 N.S. (76)
Boxer
Misc: wrongly convicted of a triple murder in New Jersey in the 1960s

🏆⚾Bill Hands -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/6/1940 d.3/9/2017 N.S. (76)
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏈Fred McNeil -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/6/1952 d.11/3/2015 N.S. (63)
NFL Linebacker
Misc: Super Bowl IX, XI
Sports Teams: Minnesota Vikings

🏆🏁🏊Ethelda Bleibtrey -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/27/1902 N.S. d.5/6/1978 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Ethelda Schlatke

🏆Ulise Joseph "Pete" Desjardins -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/10/1907 N.S. d.5/6/1985 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American

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

🏆🏈Earl H. "Red" Blaik -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/15/1897 N.S. d.5/6/1989 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: a United States Army officer
Sports Teams: Miami University (in Oxford, Ohio, player 1915-1917), Army (player 1918-1919), Miami University (coach 1924-1925), University of Wisconsin-Madison (coach 1926), Army (coach 1927-1933), Dartmouth College (coach 1934-1940), Army (coach 1941-1958)

🏆🏈Chucky Mullins -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/8/1969 d.5/6/1991 (21)
College Football Player

🏆🏈Mark Tuinei -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/31/1960 d.5/6/1999 (39)
NFL Player, Football Offensive Tackle
Misc: helped lead the Dallas Cowboys to three Super Bowl championships during his 15-year career

🏆⚾Robin Evan Roberts -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/30/1926 d.5/6/2010 (83)
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, MLB Pitcher
Misc: won 28 in 1952, 286 in 19 seasons, 1950 World Series
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1948-1961), Baltimore Orioles (1962-1965), Houston Astros (1965-1966), Chicago Cubs (1966)

🏆🥊Jimmy Ellis -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/24/1940 d.5/6/2014 (74)
Boxer
Misc: WBA heavyweight boxing champ (1968-70)

🎨✍📰🏆🏁Denise McCluggage -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/20/1927 N.S. d.5/6/2015 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Photographer (f), Author (f), Journalist, Auto Racer

🏆🏈Bill Laskey -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/10/1943 N.S. d.5/6/2022 N.S. (79)
NFL Linebacker

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🏆⚾Vida Blue -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/28/1949 N.S. d.5/6/2023 N.S. (73)
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: b. in Mansfield, LA; MN:Rochelle
Misc: AL Cy Young Award winner and AL MVP 1971
Sports Teams: Oakland A's

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