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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for May 23

Last Updated 07-18-2020

🏆🏀Rod Thorn -- is 79 in the year 2020 and 80 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1941 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NBA Executive, NBA General Manager, Basketball Coach, Basketball Player

🏆Kathy Douglas -- is 78 in the year 2020 and 79 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1942 N.S.
Model, Playmate
Misc: October 1960

🏆🎾John Newcombe -- is 77 in the year 2020 and 78 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1943
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Australian
Names/Places: b. in Sydney
Misc: No. 1 player in world 3 times (1967,70-71); won Wimbledon 3 times and U.S. and Australian champion-ships twice each.

🏆🏒Bob Leduc -- is 76 in the year 2020 and 77 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1944 N.S.
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏈Bob Rowe -- is 75 in the year 2020 and 76 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1945
NFL Player

🏆🏌David Graham -- is 74 in the year 2020 and 75 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1946
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Australian

🏆⚾Reggie Cleveland -- is 72 in the year 2020 and 73 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1948
MLB Pitcher, Canadian

🏆Anatoly Karpov -- is 69 in the year 2020 and 70 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1951
Chess Player, Russian
Misc: Russian world champion from 1975-85; regained International Chess Federation (FIDE) version of championship in 1993 when countryman Garry Kasparov was stripped of title after forming new Professional Chess Association; first world champion to receive the title by default, in 1975, when Bobby Fischer chose not to defend his crown.

🏆🥊Carlos Zárate -- is 69 in the year 2020 and 70 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1951
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Mexican
Names/Places: LN:Serna

🏆🥊Marvelous Marvin Hagler -- is 68 in the year 2020 and 69 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1952
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Names/Places: b. in New Jersey
Misc: world middleweight champion 1980-87; WBA & WBC pro; pro record 62-3-2 with 52 KOs; some say b.'54 or '55

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🏆⚾Butch Metzger -- is 68 in the year 2020 and 69 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1952
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾Buck Showalter -- is 64 in the year 2020 and 65 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1956 N.S.
MLB Manager

✍📰🎵🏆Mitch Albom -- is 62 in the year 2020 and 63 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1958 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Author, Screenwriter, Dramatist, Journalist, Musician, Sports Writer
Book Titles: Tuesdays With Morrie

🏆🏈Rich Karlis -- is 61 in the year 2020 and 62 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1959
NFL Player

🎭🏆🥊Linden Ashby -- is 60 in the year 2020 and 61 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1960 N.S.
Actor, Martial Arts
TV Shows: The New Adam-12 (as Officer Honeycutt), Army Wives, Teen Wolf (as Sheriff Stilinski); Melrose Place (as Dr. Brett "Coop" Cooper)
Movie Titles: Mortal Kombat, Wyatt Earp

🏆⚾Kevin Romine -- is 59 in the year 2020 and 60 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1961
MLB Player

🏆🏒Dave Babych -- is 59 in the year 2020 and 60 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1961
NHL Defensive, Canadian, Ukrainian

🏆🏀Kenny Gattison -- is 56 in the year 2020 and 57 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1964
NBA Coach, NBA Center, NBA Forward

🏆🏈James Hasty -- is 55 in the year 2020 and 56 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1965
NFL Cornerback

🏆🏒Gary Roberts -- is 54 in the year 2020 and 55 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1966
NHL Player, Canadian

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🏆🏈Daryl Hobbs -- is 52 in the year 2020 and 53 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1968
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆⚾Ramón Caraballo -- is 51 in the year 2020 and 52 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1969
MLB Player, Dominican Republican

🏆⚾Ricky Gutiérrez -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1970
MLB Shortstop

🎭🏆Eric Nies -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1971
Actor, TV Host, Personality, Model
TV Shows: The Grind, The Real World

🏆🏈Isaac Booth -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1971
NFL Player

🏆⚾Marshall Boze -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1971
MLB Pitcher, American

🏆🏒Chris LiPuma -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1971
NHL Player, American

🏆🏁🏇Victor Espinoza -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1972 N.S.
Jockey, Mexican

🏆Kimber West -- is 46 in the year 2020 and 47 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1974
Model, Playmate
Misc: February 1997

🎭🏆Kelly Marie Monaco -- is 44 in the year 2020 and 45 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1976 N.S.
Soap Actress, Personality, Model, Playmate
Misc: April 1997
TV Shows: Baywatch, Port Charles, General Hospital (as Samantha)
Movie Titles: BASEketball, Idle Hands, Mumford

🏆⚾Brad Penny -- is 42 in the year 2020 and 43 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1978
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾César Crespo -- is 40 in the year 2020 and 41 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1980
MLB Player, Puerto Rican

🎭🏆⛸Sam Milby -- is 36 in the year 2020 and 37 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1984 N.S.
Actor, Skater

🏆🥊Bray Wyatt -- is 33 in the year 2020 and 34 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1987 N.S.

🏆🏌Morgan Pressel -- is 32 in the year 2020 and 33 in the year 2021; b.5/23/1988 N.S.

🏆⚾Zachary D. "Zack" Wheat -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1888 d.3/11/1972 (83)
Hall of Famer, MLB Left Fielder
Names/Places: NN:Buck
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Superbas / Dodgers / Robins (1909-1926), Philadelphia Athletics (1927)

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🏆⚾Arch McDonald -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1901 N.S. d.10/16/1960 N.S. (59)
Baseball Announcer
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 1999
Sports Teams: Washington Senators

🏆🏁🏊Hubert Leonard Spence -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1909 N.S. d.11/10/1947 N.S. (38)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, British

🏆🥊Lou Brouillard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1911 d.9/14/1984 (73)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Canadian

🏆🎾Betty Nuthall Shoemaker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1911 d.11/8/1983 (72)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, English

🏆⚾Augie Galan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1912 d.12/28/1993 (81)
MLB Left Fielder

🏆🎳Tony Lindemann -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1919 d.12/4/2009 (90)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆Nina Otkalenko -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1928 d.5/13/2015 N.S. (86)
Olympic Athlete, Soviet
Misc: 800 m, 9 world records

🎭🎵🏆Laura Devon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1931 d.7/19/2007 (76)
Actress, Singer, Model

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🏆🥊Mary Alfonsi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1942 d.8/25/2011 (69)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Donna Christanello

🏆🥊Ernesto Marcel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1948 N.S. d.6/29/2020 N.S. (72)
Boxer, Panamaian

🏆🏀Rasual Butler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1979 N.S. d.1/31/2018 N.S. (38)
NBA Player

🏆🏈Charles Rogers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/23/1981 N.S. d.11/11/2019 N.S. (38)
NFL Wide Receiver, College Football Player

🏆🥊Gama Pahalwan -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/22/1878 N.S. d.5/23/1960 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, India
Names/Places: aka The "Great Gama" and Ghulam Muhammad

🏆🎾Ted Tinling -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1910 d.5/23/1990 (79)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, English

🏆⚾Charles Ernest Keller -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/12/1916 d.5/23/1990 (73)
MLB Player

🏆🏈Daniel Fortmann -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/11/1916 d.5/23/1995 (79)
Hall of Famer, NFL Guard
Misc: 3x NFL champ, 6x First Team All-Pro, 3x Pro-Bowl; in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears (1936-1943)

🏆🥊Blue Blazer -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/7/1965 d.5/23/1999 (34)
Names/Places: RN:Owen Hart

🏆🥊Owen Hart -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/7/1965 N.S. d.5/23/1999 N.S. (34)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: aka The Blue Blazer and The Golden Nugget

🏆🏌Sam Snead -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/27/1912 d.5/23/2002 (89)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: won both Masters and PGA 3 times and British Open once; runner-up in U.S. Open 4 times; PGA Player of Year in 1949; oldest player (52 years, 10 months) to win PGA event with Greater Greensboro Open title in 1965; all-time PGA Tour career victory leader with 81; in 1979 at 67, he shot a 66 (1st golfer to shoot below his age)

🏆⚾José Lima -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/30/1972 d.5/23/2010 (37)
MLB Player, Dominican Republican

🏆🏁Frank Arciero -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/7/1925 d.5/23/2012 (86)
Auto Racer

🏆Brian Sternberg -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/21/1943 d.5/23/2013 (69)
Sports Figure
Misc: a former record-holder in the Men's pole vault

🏆🏀Floyd (Basketball) Robinson -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/28/1941 d.5/23/2013 (72)
NBA Player

🏆🏈Cortez Kennedy -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/23/1968 d.5/23/2017 N.S. (48)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive, NFL Tackle
Misc: 8x Pro Bowl, 5x All-Pro
Sports Teams: Seattle Seahawks (1990-2000)

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🏆🏀Eddie Sutton -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/12/1936 N.S. d.5/23/2020 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame; has over 800 wins as coach
Sports Teams: Arkansas Razorbacks, Kentucky Wildcats, Oklahoma State Cowboys

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