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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for May 28

Last Updated 06-02-2024

🏆🏀Jerry West -- is 86 in the year 2024 and 87 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1938
Hall of Famer, NBA General Manager, NBA Coach, NBA Guard, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in Cheylan, W. Va.
Misc: he had a career average of 27 points per game as the Lakers guard; the first team all-star 10X's; scored 25,192 career points; 153 games, 4457 points, 29.1 ppg; a 2-time All-America and NCAA tourney MVP (1959) at West Virginia University and was the outstanding player in the NCAA tournament in 1959; His Hall-of-Fame career featured a record 840 free throws in 1966; led 1960 U.S. Olympic team to gold medal; 10-time All-NBA first-team; NBA finals MVP (1969); led LA Lakers to NBA title once as player (1972) and 5 times as GM in 1980s. Olympic gold medalist (1960); The NBA logo is modelled after West's silhouette; Lakers #44 retired.
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Lakers (player 1960-1974, coach 1976-1979, General Manager)

🏆🏒Ted Snell -- is 78 in the year 2024 and 79 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1946
NHL Player, Canadian

🎭🏆Patti Reynolds -- is 76 in the year 2024 and 77 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1948 N.S.
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: September 1965; wikipedia says b. 1948 but that would have made her 17 when she was a Playmate

🏆🏈Bruce Taylor -- is 76 in the year 2024 and 77 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1948
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player
Sports Teams: Boston University, San Francisco 49ers (1970-1977)

🏆🏒Errol Thompson -- is 74 in the year 2024 and 75 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1950
NHL Player, Canadian

⚛🏆🏈Terry Schmidt -- is 72 in the year 2024 and 73 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1952
Dentist, NFL Player

🎭🏆Victoria Cunningham -- is 72 in the year 2024 and 73 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1952
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: April 1975

🏆🏒Jack Lynch -- is 72 in the year 2024 and 73 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1952
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏒Mark Steven Howe -- is 69 in the year 2024 and 70 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1955 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, NHL Left Wing, Olympic Athlete, American, Canadian
Names/Places: Colleen and Gordie's son, Marty's brother, nephew of Vic
Misc: played 1973-1995
Sports Teams: Houston Aeros (WHA), New England Whalers (WHA), Hartford Whalers (NHL), Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), Detroit Red Wings (NHL)

🏆🏒Ronald Lawrence "Ron" Wilson -- is 69 in the year 2024 and 70 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1955 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NHL Coach, NHL Player, Olympic Athlete, Canadian
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs, Kloten Flyers, HC Davos Minnesota, North Stars

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🎭🏆Susie Diane Owens -- is 68 in the year 2024 and 69 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1956
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: March 1988

🏆⚾Kirk Gibson -- is 67 in the year 2024 and 68 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1957
MLB Manager, MLB Coach, MLB Player
Misc: AL LCS MVP 1984, NL MVP 1988; All-America flanker at Michigan St. in 1978; chose baseball career and was AL playoff MVP with Detroit in 1984 and NL regular season MVP with Los Angeles in 1988 when he hit a game-winning home run in the 1988 World Series for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers (player 1987-1988), Los Angeles Dodgers (player 1988-1990), Kansas City Royals (player 1991), Pittsburgh Pirates (player 1992), Detroit Tigers (player 1993-1995, coach 2003-2005), Arizona Diamondbacks (manager 2010-2014, coach 2007-2010)

🏆⚾Bill Doran -- is 66 in the year 2024 and 67 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1958
MLB Player

🏆🏈David Shula -- is 65 in the year 2024 and 66 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1959
NFL Coach, NFL Player

🏆⚾Steve Jeltz -- is 65 in the year 2024 and 66 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1959
MLB Player, French

🏆🏈Eugene Robinson -- is 61 in the year 2024 and 62 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1963
NFL Safety

🎭🏆Leisa Sheridan -- is 60 in the year 2024 and 61 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1964
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: July 1993

🏆🥊Jeff Fenech -- is 60 in the year 2024 and 61 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1964
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Australian

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🏆🎾Beth Herr -- is 60 in the year 2024 and 61 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1964 N.S.
Tennis Player

🏆🏌Michael Charles Brisky -- is 59 in the year 2024 and 60 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1965 N.S.
Golfer

🏆⚾Duane Ward -- is 59 in the year 2024 and 60 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1965
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏁Chantal Bailey -- is 59 in the year 2024 and 60 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1965 N.S.
Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete

🏆🎾Catherine Tanvier -- is 59 in the year 2024 and 60 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1965 N.S.
Tennis Player

🏆🏀Glen Rice -- is 57 in the year 2024 and 58 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1967
NBA Forward

🏆⚾Mike Difelice -- is 55 in the year 2024 and 56 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1969
MLB Catcher

🏆🏒Damian Rhodes -- is 55 in the year 2024 and 56 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1969
NHL Player

🎭🏆Morgan Fox -- is 54 in the year 2024 and 55 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1970
Actress, Model, Playmate, Canadian
Misc: December 1990

🏆🏈Jason Belser -- is 54 in the year 2024 and 55 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1970
NFL Safety

🏆🏒David Roberts -- is 54 in the year 2024 and 55 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1970
NHL Player, American

🏆⛸Ekaterina Gordeeva -- is 53 in the year 2024 and 54 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1971
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete, Russian
Names/Places: NN: Katia

🏆⚾Tilson Brito -- is 52 in the year 2024 and 53 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1972
MLB Player, Dominican Republican

🏆🎾Todd Sweeris -- is 51 in the year 2024 and 52 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1973
Tennis Player

🏆🏒Pat Peake -- is 51 in the year 2024 and 52 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1973
NHL Player

🎭🏆Monica Keena -- is 45 in the year 2024 and 46 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1979
Actress, Model
TV Shows: Dawson's Creek (as Abby Morgan 1998-99)
Movie Titles: Freddy vs. Jason, While You Were Sleeping, The Devil's Advocate, Crime + Punishment in Suburbia

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🏆⚾Jhonny Peralta -- is 42 in the year 2024 and 43 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1982 N.S.
MLB Infielder, Dominican Republican

🏆Simeon Panda -- is 38 in the year 2024 and 39 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1986 N.S.
Body Builder, English
Misc: Sports Model

🏆🥊Seth Rollins -- is 38 in the year 2024 and 39 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1986 N.S.
Wrestler
Names/Places: RN: Colby Lopez

🏆🏈Michael Oher -- is 38 in the year 2024 and 39 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1986 N.S.
NFL Linebacker

🏆🏈Percy Harvin -- is 36 in the year 2024 and 37 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1988 N.S.
NFL Wide Receiver
Misc: NFL Kick Returner

🏆⚾Craig Kimbrel -- is 36 in the year 2024 and 37 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1988 N.S.
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚽Kyle Walker -- is 34 in the year 2024 and 35 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1990 N.S.
Soccer Player, English

🏆⚽Alexandre Lacazette -- is 33 in the year 2024 and 34 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1991 N.S.
Soccer Player, French

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🏆Jordy Murray -- is 31 in the year 2024 and 32 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1993 N.S.
Playmate, American
Misc: Playmate of the Month December 2019

🏆⚽John Stones -- is 30 in the year 2024 and 31 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1994 N.S.
Soccer Defender, English

🏆Dustin McNeer -- is 27 in the year 2024 and 28 in the year 2025; b.5/28/1997 N.S.
Model, American

🏆⚽Phil Foden -- is 24 in the year 2024 and 25 in the year 2025; b.5/28/2000 N.S.
Soccer Midfielder, English

🏆🎾Henry W. Slocum -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/28/1862 d.1/22/1949 (86)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: US Open 1888

🏆⚾Pearce Chiles -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/28/1867 N.S. d.12/11/1933 N.S. (66)
MLB Player
Names/Places: NN:What's the Use

🏆🥊Paul Bowser -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/28/1886 N.S. d.7/17/1960 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler

🏆⚾🏈🏀Ward Louis "Piggy" Lambert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/28/1888 N.S. d.1/20/1958 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Sports Executive, College Baseball Player, College Baseball Coach, College Football Player, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: NBL commissioner 1946-1949; in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Wabash College (football player 1900, basketball player 1909-1922, baseball player c. 1910), Lebanon HS (basketball coach 1912-1916), Purdue University (basketball coach 1916-1917, 1918-1946, baseball coach 1917, 1919-1935, 1945-1946)

🏆⚾Warren C. Giles -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/28/1896 d.2/7/1979 (82)
Hall of Famer, MLB Executive, MLB Player
Misc: National League President 1951-70
Sports Teams: Cincinnatti Reds (General Manager and Club President 1937-1951)

🏆🏒Clarence John "Taffy" Abel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/28/1900 N.S. d.8/1/1964 N.S. (64)
Hall of Famer, NHL Player, American
Misc: played 1924-1934
Sports Teams: New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks

🏆🏒George Reginald "Red" Horner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/28/1909 N.S. d.4/27/2005 N.S. (95)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs (possibly from 1928-1940)

🏆⚽Fabri Salcedo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/28/1914 d.8/25/1985 (71)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Spanish

🏆🏁Ray Fox -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/28/1917 d.6/15/2014 (97)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: not a racer but an engine builder in the Motorsports Hall of Fame; NASCAR car owner and engine inspector; active from 1955-1972

🏆🏁Eddie Sachs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/28/1917 d.5/30/1964 (47)
Auto Racer

🏆🏁Marvin Panch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/28/1926 d.12/31/2015 N.S. (89)
Auto Racer

🏆🏒Kevin O'Shea -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/28/1947 d.1/18/2010 (62)
NHL Player, Canadian

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🏆Gloria Root -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/28/1948 N.S. d.1/8/2006 N.S. (57)
Playmate
Misc: December 1969

🏆🏌Shelley Hamlin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/28/1949 N.S. d.10/15/2018 N.S. (69)
Golfer

🏆🏀Armon Louis Gilliam -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/28/1964 d.7/5/2011 (47)
NBA Forward

🏆🏈Tory Epps -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/28/1967 d.6/1/2005 N.S. (38)
NFL Defensive, NFL Tackle

🏆🏀Oswald Tower -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/23/1883 N.S. d.5/28/1968 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Administrator
Misc: Phillips Academy Andover instructor (1910-1949), served on the National Basketball Rules Committee from 1910-1960, editor of the Official Basketball Guide, and an official rules interpreter from 1915-1960.

🏆Tom Duggan -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/20/1915 d.5/28/1969 (53)
Sports Commentator

🏆🥊Ezzard Charles -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/7/1921 d.5/28/1975 (53)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Names/Places: b. in Lawrenceville, GA
Misc: heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51), the only boxer besides Muhammad Ali to try to regain the heavyweight championship 3 times and lost all 3 times

🏆🏈Lou Little -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1893 d.5/28/1979 (85)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Coach
Sports Teams: Frankford Yellow Jackets (player 1920-1923), Georgetown University (coach 1924-1929), Columbia University (coach 1930-1956)

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🏆🏒Sigurour Franklin "Frank" Fredrickson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/3/1895 N.S. d.5/28/1979 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Olympic Athlete, Canadian
Misc: played 1913-1932
Sports Teams: Detroit Olympics (IHL), Detroit Falcons (NHL), Pittsburgh Pirates (NHL), Boston Bruins (NHL), Detroit Cougars (NHL), Victoria Cougars (WCHL), Victoria Cougars (PCHA), Victoria Aristocrats (PCHA)

🏆🎾Derek Hardwick -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/30/1921 d.5/28/1987 (66)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, English

🏆Cheryl Kubert -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/11/1938 N.S. d.5/28/1988 N.S. (50)
Model, Playmate
Misc: February 1958

🏆🏈Bobby Green -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/7/1936 d.5/28/1993 (57)
NFL Punter, NFL Runningback

🏆🏌Julius Boros -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/3/1920 d.5/28/1994 (74)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: won two U.S. Open titles and a Professional Golf Association championship

🏆🏁🏊George Kojac -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/2/1910 N.S. d.5/28/1996 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏈Eric Turner -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/20/1968 d.5/28/2000 (31)
NFL Safety

🏆⚾Wes Westrum -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/28/1922 d.5/28/2002 (79)
MLB Player

🏆🎾Sven Davidson -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/23/1928 d.5/28/2008 (79)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Swedish

🏆🥊John Tolos -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/18/1930 d.5/28/2009 (78)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian, Greek
Names/Places: NN:The Golden Greek

🏆🏈Malcolm Glazer -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/15/1928 d.5/28/2014 (85)
NFL Owner
Sports Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (owner)

🏆🏀Robert J. "Bob" Houbregs -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/12/1932 d.5/28/2014 (82)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player, College Basketball Player, Canadian
Misc: A 6'8", 225 pound forward-center, Houbregs attended the University of Washington from 1949 to 1953. In 1953, as a senior, he was named NCAA Player of the Year, was a Consensus All-America selection, helped lead the University of Washington to the Final Four, and was named to the All-Tournament team after averaging 34.8 points per game in the post-season. Played for five seasons in the NBA from 1953-58. Was a Seattle Supersonics general manager from 1970-73.
Sports Teams: University of Washington (1950-1953), Milwaukee Hawks (1953), Baltimore Bullets (1953-1954), Boston Celtics (1954), Fort Wayne/Detroit Pistons (1954-1958)

✍📰🎭🏆Frank Deford -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/16/1938 d.5/28/2017 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Novelist, Journalist, Actor, Sports Writer
Misc: 50-year tenure at Sports Illustrated

🏆🏈Jim Beirne -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/15/1946 N.S. d.5/28/2021 N.S. (74)
NFL Tight End, NFL Wide Receiver, AFL Figure

🏆🏀Mark Eaton -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/24/1957 N.S. d.5/28/2021 N.S. (64)
NBA Center, College Basketball Player
Misc: NBA All-Star (1989), 2x NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1985, 1989), 3x NBA All-Defensive First Team (1985, 1986, 1989), 2x NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1987, 1988), 4x NBA blocks leader (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988); Jazz #53 retired
Sports Teams: Cypress College, Utah Jazz

🎭🏆⚾🏈🏁🏃Jim Thorpe -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.5/28/1887 N.S. or 5/22/1887 N.S. d.3/28/1953 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, MLB Player, NFL Coach, NFL Player, College Football Coach, Runner, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in Prague, OK; a twin; FN:James Francis
Misc: football All-America 1911, 1912; won pentathlon & decathlon, '12 Olympics; was the first NFL president; the greatest American athlete of the half-century; in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Canton Bulldogs (player 1915-1917, 1919-1920, 1926; coach 1915-1920), Cleveland Indians (player and coach 1921), Oorang Indians (player 1922-1923), Rock Island Independents (player 1924, 1925), New York Giants (player 1925), Tampa Cardinals (player 1926), Chicago Cardinals (player 1928), Indiana University Bloomington (coach 1915), Oorang Indians (coach 1922-1923), Tampa Cardinals (coach 1926)

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