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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for August 5

Last Updated 08-06-2023

🏆🏒John William "Jack" McCartan -- is 88 in the year 2023 and 89 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1935 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Hockey Goalie, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 1960 United States hockey team
Sports Teams: New York Rangers, Minnesota Fighting Saints

🏆🏁Gordon Johncock -- is 87 in the year 2023 and 88 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1936 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: Indianapolis 500 winner 1973, 82

🏆🏈Roman Gabriel -- is 83 in the year 2023 and 84 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1940
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback
Misc: 4x All Pro; most fumbles (105)
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams (1962-1972), Oakland Raiders (1973-1977)

🏆🏁Rodney Stuart Pattison -- is 80 in the year 2023 and 81 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1943
Yachts Person, Olympic Athlete, English
Misc: holds the distinction of being penealized the least number of points in a winning Olympic yachting contest; some sources give b. Aug 15

🏆🏌Larry Hinson -- is 79 in the year 2023 and 80 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1944
Golfer

🏆Dinah Willis -- is 78 in the year 2023 and 79 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1945 N.S.
Model, Playmate
Misc: December 1965

🏆Jo Collins -- is 78 in the year 2023 and 79 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1945
Playmate
Names/Places: RN:Janet Canoy
Misc: December 1964; Playboy Playmate of the Year 1965

🏆🏈Bruce Coslet -- is 77 in the year 2023 and 78 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1946
NFL Coach, NFL Player

🏆🏈Gary Beban -- is 77 in the year 2023 and 78 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1946
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1967)
Sports Teams: UCLA, Washington Redskins (1968-1969)

🏆⚾Bernie Carbo -- is 76 in the year 2023 and 77 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1947
MLB Player
Misc: in the Red Sox Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox

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🏆Faragó Tamás -- is 71 in the year 2023 and 72 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1952 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Hungarian

🏆⚾Dave Rozema -- is 67 in the year 2023 and 68 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1956
MLB Pitcher

🎭🏆Heidi Sorenson -- is 63 in the year 2023 and 64 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1960
Actress, Model, Playmate, Canadian
Misc: July 1981

🏆🏀Greg Kite -- is 62 in the year 2023 and 63 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1961
NBA Center

🏆🏈William Roberts -- is 61 in the year 2023 and 62 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1962
NFL Player

🏆🏀Patrick Aloysius Ewing -- is 61 in the year 2023 and 62 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1962
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Center, College Basketball Player, Olympic Athlete, American, Jamaican
Misc: The Dream Team 1992; led Georgetown to 3 NCAA Finals and 1984 title; tourney MVP in '84; NBA Rookie of Year with New York in '86; led U.S. Olympic team to gold medals in 1984 and '92; 11x NBA All-Star (1986, 1988-1997); All-NBA First Team (1990); 6x All-NBA Second Team (1988-1989, 1991-1993, 1997); 3x NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1988-1989, 1992); NBA Rookie of the Year (1986); NBA All-Rookie First Team (1986); NCAA Men's Basketball Champion (1984); NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player (1984); Naismith College Player of the Year (1985); Adolph Rupp Trophy (1985); 2x Olympic gold medalist (1984, 1992); Member of the "Dream Team" inducted as a unit in 2010; 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.
Sports Teams: New York Knicks (1985-2000), Seattle SuperSonics (2000-2001), Orlando Magic (2001-2002), Washington Wizards (assistant coach, 2002-2003) Houston Rockets (assistant coach, 2003-2006) Orlando Magic (assistant coach, 2007-2012) Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets (associate head coach, 2013-present as of 2015)

🏆🏀Otis Thorpe -- is 61 in the year 2023 and 62 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1962
NBA Forward

🏆🏈Mike Fox -- is 56 in the year 2023 and 57 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1967
NFL Player

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🏆⚾John Olerud -- is 55 in the year 2023 and 56 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1968
MLB First Baseman
Misc: 3x Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Toronto Blue Jays, New York Mets, Seattle Mariners

🏆🏈Everett McIver -- is 53 in the year 2023 and 54 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1970
NFL Guard

🏆🏈Perry Carter -- is 52 in the year 2023 and 53 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1971
NFL Coach, NFL Defensive

🏆⚾John Wasdin -- is 51 in the year 2023 and 52 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1972
MLB Player

🏆🏒Jeff Friesen -- is 47 in the year 2023 and 48 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1976
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🥊Jorge "Hunico" Arias -- is 46 in the year 2023 and 47 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1977 N.S.
Wrestler

🏆⚾Mark Mulder -- is 46 in the year 2023 and 47 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1977
MLB Player

🏆⚽Michael Bridges -- is 45 in the year 2023 and 46 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1978
Soccer Player, English

🏆⚽Wayne Bridge -- is 43 in the year 2023 and 44 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1980 N.S.
Soccer Player, English

🎭🏆Jesse Williams -- is 42 in the year 2023 and 43 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1981
Actor, Producer (m), Model
TV Shows: Beyond the Break, Grey's Anatomy (as Dr. Jackson Avery)
Movie Titles: The Cabin in the Woods, Lee Daniels' The Butler, Brooklyn's Finest

🏆⚾Carl Crawford -- is 42 in the year 2023 and 43 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1981
MLB Player
Names/Places: NN:The Perfect Storm
Misc: All Star MVP 2009, 4x All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, 4x AL stolen base leader; active as of 2015
Sports Teams: Tampa Bay Rays

🏆🏁🏃Lori "Lolo" Jones -- is 41 in the year 2023 and 42 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1982 N.S.
Runner, Bobsledder, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field

🏆🏌Paula Creamer -- is 37 in the year 2023 and 38 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1986
Golfer

🎭🏆Genelia D'Souza -- is 36 in the year 2023 and 37 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1987 N.S.
Actress, TV Hostess, Model, India

🏆🏈C. J. Spiller -- is 36 in the year 2023 and 37 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1987 N.S.
NFL Runningback
Misc: Clemson University Tigers #28 retired

🎭🏆Jessica Nigri -- is 34 in the year 2023 and 35 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1989 N.S.
Voice Actress, Model
Misc: Cosplay personality

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🏆Elizabeth Victoria Elam -- is 32 in the year 2023 and 33 in the year 2024; b.8/5/1991 N.S.
Model, Playmate
Misc: March 2017 Playmate

🏆🥊Bill Richmond -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1763 d.12/28/1829 (66)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: the first American to win distinction as a boxer

⚖💰🏆⚾Jacob Ruppert Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1867 d.1/13/1939 (71)
Hall of Famer, Congressperson, Businessperson, MLB Owner
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (owned from 1915 until his death)

🏆🏁🏊Perry McGillivray -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1893 N.S. d.7/27/1944 N.S. (50)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, American

🏆🥊Theodore "Tiger" Flowers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1895 N.S. d.11/16/1927 N.S. (32)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: became the first black middleweight boxing champion in 1926 when he defeated Harry Greb

✍🎭🏆Anita Colby -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1914 d.3/27/1992 (77)
Writer (m), Actress, TV Hostess, Model
Misc: the first supermodel
TV Shows: Pepsi-Cola Playhouse

🏆🥊Mildred Bliss -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1915 d.2/18/1989 (73)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Mildred Burke

🎭🏆🥊Mickey Shaughnessy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1920 d.7/23/1985 (64)
Actor, Boxer

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🏆🏁Paul Richard "Richie" Ginther -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1930 N.S. d.9/20/1989 N.S. (59)
Auto Racer

🏆🏒Richard Leo "Dick" Dougherty -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1932 N.S. d.11/23/2016 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete

🎵🏆Colleen Farrington -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1936 N.S. d.10/12/2015 N.S. (79)
Singer, Model, Playmate
Names/Places: Diane Lane's mother
Misc: October 1957 Playmate; Nightclub Singer

🏆🏒Herb Brooks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1937 d.8/11/2003 (66)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Coach, Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: RN:Herbert Paul Brooks Jr.
Misc: former U.S. Olympic player (1964,68) who coached 1980 team to gold medal; coached Minnesota to 3 NCAA titles (1974,76,78); also coached NY Rangers, Minnesota and New Jersey in NHL.

🏆⚾Tommie Lee Aaron -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1939 d.8/16/1984 (45)
MLB Player

🏆⚾Nelson Briles -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1943 d.2/13/2005 (61)
MLB Pitcher

⚖🏆🏈Duane Benson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1945 N.S. d.1/26/2019 N.S. (73)
Politician (m), NFL Linebacker
Misc: Super Bowl II
Sports Teams: Oakland Raiders

🏆Ray Clemence -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1948 N.S. d.11/15/2020 N.S. (72)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Goal Keeper, English
Misc: MBE

🏆🏁🎿Rosi Mittermaier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1950 N.S. d.1/4/2023 N.S. (72)
Skier, Olympic Athlete, German
Misc: slalom/downhill (Olympic-gold-1976)

🏆⚾Rick Mahler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1953 d.3/2/2005 (51)
MLB Player

🎭🏆Tawny Kitaen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1961 N.S. d.5/7/2021 N.S. (59)
Actress, Variety Show Hostess, Cartoon Voice Actress, Model
Names/Places: David Coverdale's ex-wife; RFN:Julie
Misc: video vixen; some say b. 1962; once did three TV series in one season 1992-1993
TV Shows: Santa Barbara (as Lisa), WKRP in Cincinnatti (as nighttime D.J. Mona Loveland), Eek the Cat (as Annabelle), America's Funniest People
Movie Titles: Bachelor Party, The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak, Witchboard

💰🏆🏀Patrick Baumann -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1967 N.S. d.10/13/2018 N.S. (51)
Hall of Famer, Executive, Basketball Figure, Swiss

🏆🏒Valeri Karpov -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1971 d.10/10/2014 (43)
NHL Player

🏆⚾Tommy McCarthy -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/24/1863 d.8/5/1922 (59)
Hall of Famer, MLB Right Fielder
Names/Places: RFMN:Thomas Francis Michael
Sports Teams: Boston Reds (1884), Boston Beaneaters (1885), Philadelphia Quakers (1886-1887), St. Louis Browns (1888-1891, as manager 1890), Boston Beaneaters (1892-1895), Brooklyn Bridegrooms (1896)

🏆🥊Fred Beell -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/17/1876 N.S. d.8/5/1933 N.S. (57)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, German

⛪🎭🎵🏆Marilyn Monroe -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/1/1926 d.8/5/1962 (36)
Judaism Convert, Movie Actress, Singer, Model
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; RN:Norma Jean Mortenson Baker; Joe DiMaggio's, then Arthur Miller's ex-
Misc: was found dead in the bedroom of her Los Angeles home. Her death was ruled a "probable suicide" caused by an overdose of sleeping pills.
Movie Titles: Some Like It Hot

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🏆🏒Arthur Ross -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/13/1886 d.8/5/1964 (78)
Hall of Famer, NHL Coach, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1905-1918
Sports Teams: Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Haileybury Comets

🏆🏈Jimmy Conzelman -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/6/1898 d.8/5/1970 (72)
Hall of Famer, NFL Owner, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Misc: owned The Detroit Panthers
Sports Teams: Decatur Staleys (1920), Rock Island Independents (1921-1922), Milwaukee Badgers (1922-1924), Detroit Panthers (1925-1926), Providence Steam Roller (1927-1929), Rock Island Independents (coach, 1921-1922), Milwaukee Badgers (coach, 1922-1924), Detroit Panthers (coach, 1925-1926), Providence Steam Roller (coach, 1927-1929), St. Louis Gunners (coach, 1931), Washington University (coach, 1932-1939), Chicago Cardinals (coach, 1940-1942), Chicago Cardinals (coach, 1946-1948)

🏆🏈Earl "Dutch" Clark -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/11/1906 N.S. d.8/5/1978 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Quarterback
Sports Teams: Portsmouth Spartans (1931-1932), Detroit Lions (1934-1938) Detroit Lions (as coach, 1937-1938) Cleveland Rams (as coach, 1939-1942) Seattle Bombers (as coach, 1944)

🏆⚾Jesse Joseph Haines -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/22/1893 d.8/5/1978 (85)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Pop
Sports Teams: Cincinnati Reds (1918), St. Louis Cardinals (1920-1937)

💰🏆🏈Paul Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/7/1908 d.8/5/1991 (82)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Misc: primarily as coach from 1930 onwards; founded Cleveland Browns & Cincinnatti Bengals; led Browns to 3 NFL championships
Sports Teams: Severn School (1930-1931), Massillon Washington High School (1932-1940), Ohio State University (1941-1943), Great Lakes Blue Jackets (1944-1945), Cleveland Browns (AAFC, 1946-1949), Cleveland Browns (NFL, 1950-1962) Cincinnati Bengals (1968-1975)

🏆🏈Bill "Coach Pete" Peterson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1920 N.S. d.8/5/1993 N.S. (73)
College Football Coach

🎭🏆🏀Chick Hearn -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/27/1916 d.8/5/2002 (85)
Hall of Famer, Cartoon Voice Actor, Basketball Announcer, NBA Player
Names/Places: RFMN:Francis Dayle
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Lakers (play-by-play man 1961-2002)
TV Shows: Bowling for Dollars (host)

🏆⚾Darrell Porter -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/17/1952 d.8/5/2002 (50)
MLB Catcher
Misc: NL LCS MVP and World Series MVP in 1982
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals

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🏆🏁Susan Butcher -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/26/1954 d.8/5/2006 (51)
Sled Dog Racer
Misc: 4-time winner of Iditarod Trail race (1986-88,90).

🏆🏒Brian Glenwright -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/8/1949 N.S. d.8/5/2006 N.S. (56)
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏒Shawn Burr -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/1/1966 d.8/5/2013 (47)
NHL Player

🏆⚾Horace Clarke -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/2/1940 N.S. d.8/5/2020 N.S. (80)
MLB Second Baseman
Sports Teams: New York Yankees

🏆🏈Russ Washington -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/17/1946 N.S. d.8/5/2021 N.S. (74)
NFL Tackle

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