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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for August 16

Last Updated 08-20-2023

🏆🏀Lindsay Gaze -- is 87 in the year 2023 and 88 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1936 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Basketball Coach, Basketball Player, Olympic Athlete, South Australian
Misc: in the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach and the FIBA Hall of Fame as a Player
Sports Teams: Melbourne Tigers (coach 1984-2005)

🏆⚾Bob "Buck" Rodgers -- is 85 in the year 2023 and 86 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1938 N.S.
MLB Manager, MLB Coach, MLB Catcher

🏆🎾Lesley Turner Bowrey -- is 81 in the year 2023 and 82 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1942
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Australian

🏆John Howard -- is 76 in the year 2023 and 77 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1947
Sports Figure
Misc: speed record (152.284 mph at Bonneville Flats, UT)

🏆⚾Mike Jorgensen -- is 75 in the year 2023 and 76 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1948 N.S.
MLB Manager, MLB First Baseman
Misc: Gold Glove
Sports Teams: New York Mets, Montreal Expos

🏆⚾Al Holland -- is 71 in the year 2023 and 72 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1952
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾Nick Leyva -- is 70 in the year 2023 and 71 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1953
MLB Manager, MLB Coach
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1988-91)

🏆🏀James Donaldson -- is 66 in the year 2023 and 67 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1957
NBA Player

🏆🎾José Luis -- is 65 in the year 2023 and 66 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1958
Tennis Player, Argentine

🏆🏈Christian Okoye -- is 62 in the year 2023 and 63 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1961
NFL Runningback
Misc: UPI's AFL offensive player of the year [1989]
Sports Teams: Kansas City Chiefs

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🏆🏈Ray Criswell -- is 60 in the year 2023 and 61 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1963
NFL Player

🏆🏌Scott Dunlap -- is 60 in the year 2023 and 61 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1963
Golfer

🏆🏉Nigel Redman -- is 59 in the year 2023 and 60 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1964
Rugby Player, English

🏆⚾Rick Reed -- is 59 in the year 2023 and 60 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1964
MLB Player

🏆🎾Jimmy Arias -- is 59 in the year 2023 and 60 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1964
Tennis Player
Misc: US Davis Cup team

🏆🏈Todd McNair -- is 58 in the year 2023 and 59 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1965
NFL Runningback

🏆⚾Xavier Hernandez -- is 58 in the year 2023 and 59 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1965
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏒Ed Olczyk -- is 57 in the year 2023 and 58 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1966
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, NHL Center, Hockey Coach, American
Names/Places: RN:Edward Walter "Eddie" Olczyk, Jr.
Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins

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🏆⚾Terry Shumpert -- is 57 in the year 2023 and 58 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1966
MLB Player

🏆⚾Steve Foster -- is 57 in the year 2023 and 58 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1966
MLB Player

🏆🏈Matt Vanderbeek -- is 56 in the year 2023 and 57 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1967
NFL Player

🏆⚾Bret Barberie -- is 56 in the year 2023 and 57 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1967
MLB Infielder

🏆🏈Eric Jonassen -- is 55 in the year 2023 and 56 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1968
NFL Linebacker

🎭🏆Becky Delos Santos -- is 54 in the year 2023 and 55 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1969
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: April 1994

🏆🏈Ben Coates -- is 54 in the year 2023 and 55 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1969 N.S.
NFL Tight End

🏆🏈Adrian Hardy -- is 53 in the year 2023 and 54 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1970
NFL Defensive

🏆🏈Eric Swann -- is 53 in the year 2023 and 54 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1970
NFL Defensive, NFL Linebacker

🏆⚾Quinton McCracken -- is 53 in the year 2023 and 54 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1970
MLB Player

🏆🏈Willie Jackson -- is 52 in the year 2023 and 53 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1971
NFL Wide Receiver, College Football Player

🏆Michael Thornberry -- is 51 in the year 2023 and 52 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1972
Handball Player, Olympic Athlete

🏆🏈Michael Reed -- is 51 in the year 2023 and 52 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1972
NFL Cornerback

🏆🏈Eddie Goines -- is 51 in the year 2023 and 52 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1972
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🏈Zach Wiegert -- is 51 in the year 2023 and 52 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1972
NFL Guard, NFL Tackle, College Football Player

🏆⚾Damian Jackson -- is 50 in the year 2023 and 51 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1973
MLB Second Baseman

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🏆🏈Ryan Longwell -- is 49 in the year 2023 and 50 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1974
NFL Kicker
Misc: Superbowl XXXI
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers

🏆🏁🏊Egerszegi Krisztina -- is 49 in the year 2023 and 50 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1974 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Hungarian

🏆⚾Roger Cedeño -- is 49 in the year 2023 and 50 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1974
MLB Player, Venezuelan

🏆🏁🏊Krizstina Egerszegi -- is 49 in the year 2023 and 50 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1974
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Hungarian

🏆🥊Felicia Zimmermann -- is 48 in the year 2023 and 49 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1975
Fencer, Olympic Athlete

🎭🏆George Stults -- is 48 in the year 2023 and 49 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1975
Actor, Model
TV Shows: 7th Heaven (as Kevin Kinkirk)
Movie Titles: Hydra, Necrosis, Night Skies

🏆Mingxia Fu -- is 45 in the year 2023 and 46 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1978 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, Chinese

🏆🏈David Givens -- is 43 in the year 2023 and 44 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1980
NFL Wide Receiver

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🏆🏈Kevin Williams -- is 43 in the year 2023 and 44 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1980
NFL Tackle

🏆🥊Colin Cassady -- is 37 in the year 2023 and 38 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1986 N.S.
Wrestler

🏆⚾Yu Darvish -- is 37 in the year 2023 and 38 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1986 N.S.
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾Martín Maldonado -- is 37 in the year 2023 and 38 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1986 N.S.
MLB Catcher, Puerto Rican
Misc: 1x Gold Glove

🏆🏒Carey Price -- is 36 in the year 2023 and 37 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1987 N.S.
NHL Goaltender, Canadian

🏆🏁🏊Caeleb Dressel -- is 27 in the year 2023 and 28 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1996 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete

🏆⛸Karen Chen -- is 24 in the year 2023 and 25 in the year 2024; b.8/16/1999 N.S.
Figure Skater, American

🏆⚾🏈🏀Amos Alonzo Stagg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1862 d.3/17/1965 (102)
Hall of Famer, College Baseball Coach, College Football Coach, NBA Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: Grand Old Man of Football; 57-yr coach; coached Univ. of Chicago ftbl team 41 yrs incl 5 undefeated seasons; introduced the huddle, tackling dummy, man-in-motion, and end-around play; in the College Football and Basketball Halls of Fame.
Sports Teams: Yale (1885-1889), University of Chicago (as player, 1892, as football coach, 1892-1932), Pacific (football coach, CA, 1933-1946), Susquehanna (associate football HC, 1947-1952), Chicago (basketball coach, 1920-1921, Chicago (baseball coach, 1893-1905, 1907-1913)

🏆🏀William C. "Skinny" Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1911 N.S. d.2/5/1980 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player
Sports Teams: Kansas (College, 1930-1933)

🏆🏒Bob Blake -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1914 N.S. d.11/26/2008 N.S. (94)
Hall of Famer, NHL Player
Misc: played mostly in the smaller leagues
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins (1935-36)

🏆⚾Gene Woodlin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1922 d.6/2/2001 (78)
MLB Player

🏆🏀George King -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1928 d.10/5/2006 (78)
NBA Player

⛪🎵🏆Eydie Gorme -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1928 d.8/10/2013 (84)
Jewish, Singer, Model
Names/Places: b. in Bronx; Steve Lawrence's wife; RN:Edith Gormezano
TV Shows: Tonight Show (regular in the 1950s)

🏆🥊Fritz Von Erich -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1929 N.S. d.9/10/1997 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Jack Barton Adkisson
Misc: Wrestling promoter and the patriarch of the Von Erich family.

🏆🏈Frank Gifford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1930 N.S. d.8/9/2015 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Football Announcer, NFL Quarterback, NFL Runningback
Names/Places: b. in Santa Monica, CA; Kathie Lee's husband
Misc: Monday Night Football 1971-97; 78 TDs, 5434 yds passing; 4-time All-Pro (1955-57,59); NFL MVP in 1956; led NY Giants to 3 NFL title games; TV sportscaster since 1958, beginning career while still a player.
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1952-1960, 1962-1964)

🎭🏆🎾Tony Trabert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1930 N.S. d.2/3/2021 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, TV Host, Tennis Player, Tennis Coach
Names/Places: RN:Marion Anthony Trabert
Misc: U.S. Open 1953, 1955; 1955 Wimbledon

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🏆Jon Lindbergh -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1932 N.S. d.7/29/2021 N.S. (88)
Diver
Names/Places: Charles' second son

🏆🏈Bill Glass -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1935 N.S. d.12/5/2021 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive End, College Football Player, CFL Figure
Sports Teams: Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL, 1957) Detroit Lions (1958-1961), Cleveland Browns (1962-1968)

🏆🏒Bill Masterson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1938 d.1/15/1968 (29)
NHL Center, Canadian

🏆🏈Woody Peoples -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1943 d.10/12/2010 (67)
NFL Player
Misc: Super Bowl XV
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Eagles

🏆🥊Hoyt Richard "Dick" Murdoch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1946 N.S. d.6/15/1996 N.S. (49)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler

🏆🏌Colleen Walker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1956 d.12/11/2012 (56)
Golfer

🏆⚾Raymond Johnson Chapman -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/15/1891 d.8/16/1920 (29)
MLB Shortstop
Misc: only major league fatality
Sports Teams: Cleveland Naps/Indians (1911-1920)

🎭🏆⚾Babe Ruth -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/6/1895 d.8/16/1948 (53)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, MLB Right Fielder, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: b. in Baltimore, MD; 2873 hits; No. 3; The Bambino Sultan of Swat; RFN:George Herman, d. in New York
Misc: AL League Award Winner 1923; hit 60 HR's '27; 714 home runs; led AL 11x's; although his home run record was broken, the "Babe" is still considered by many to be the greatest to ever play the game; His lifetime Batting Average was .342 and he still holds pitching records for the World Series, 2,211 RBIs
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox (1914-1919), New York Yankees (1920-1934), Boston Braves (1935)

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🏆🏁🏃Vladimir Kuts -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/7/1927 d.8/16/1975 (48)
Runner, Soviet
Misc: held the world record in the 5,000-metre race (1954-55, 1957-65), the 10,000-metre race (1956-60), and the three-mile race (1954).

🏆🎳Ed Brosius -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/30/1920 d.8/16/1981 (61)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆⚾Earl Howard Averill -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/21/1902 d.8/16/1983 (81)
Hall of Famer, MLB Center Fielder
Misc: some say b. 1903 or 1915; Cleveland Indians all-time home run champ
Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians (1929-1939), Detroit Tigers (1939-1940), Boston Braves (1941)

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

🏆Mario Majoni -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/27/1910 N.S. d.8/16/1985 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Italian

🏆🏀Nick Vanos -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/13/1963 d.8/16/1987 (24)
NBA Player

🏆🥊Patrick John "Pat" O'Connor -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/22/1924 N.S. d.8/16/1990 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, New Zealand

🏆🏒Yanick Dupré -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/20/1972 d.8/16/1997 N.S. (24)
NHL Left Wing, Canadian

📰💰🏆Jim Murray -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/29/1919 d.8/16/1998 (78)
Hall of Famer, Journalist, Businessperson, Sports Writer
Misc: Sports Illustrated founder; sports columnist for LA Times since 1961; 14-time Sportswriter of the Year; won Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1990.

🏆🏒Fred Glover -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/5/1928 d.8/16/2001 (73)
NHL Coach

🏆🏀Alexander Gomelsky -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/18/1928 N.S. d.8/16/2005 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Coach, Russian

🏆⚾Bobby Thomson -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/25/1923 d.8/16/2010 (86)
MLB Outfielder, Scottish
Misc: career .270 hitter who won the 1951 NL pennant for the NY Giants with a 1-out, 3-run HR in the bottom of the 9th inning of Game 3 of a best-of-3 playoff with Brooklyn; the pitcher was Ralph Branca, the count was 0-1 and the Dodgers were ahead 4-2; the Giants had trailed Brooklyn by 13 games on Aug. 11th.
Sports Teams: New York Giants

🏆🏈Peter Pihos -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/22/1923 N.S. d.8/16/2011 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, NFL Wide Receiver
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl, 2x NFL Champon, Hall of Fame inductees in College Football, Pro Football, and Eagles
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Eagles (1947-1955)

🏆Larry Sacknoff -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/26/1952 N.S. d.8/16/2014 N.S. (61)
Sports Journalist

🏆⚾Jerry Lumpe -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/2/1933 d.8/16/2014 (81)
MLB Player
Sports Teams: Kansas City Royals, Detriot Tigers

🏆🏉Ken Thornett -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/27/1937 N.S. d.8/16/2016 N.S. (78)
Rugby Player, Australian

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⚖💰🏆⚽João Havelange -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1916 d.8/16/2016 N.S. (100)
Lawyer (m), Businessperson, Soccer Player, Brazilian
Misc: president of Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) from 1974-1988; also a member of International Olympic Committee.

🏆🏀Tom Hawkins -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/22/1936 d.8/16/2017 N.S. (80)
NBA Player, College Basketball Player
Sports Teams: University of Notre Dame, Los Angeles Lakers

🏆🏈James Francis "Jim" Hardy -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/24/1923 N.S. d.8/16/2019 N.S. (96)
NFL Quarterback

🏆🥊José Nápoles -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/13/1940 N.S. d.8/16/2019 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Cuban, Mexican

🏆🏈Mike (NFL) McGee -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/1/1938 N.S. d.8/16/2019 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, NFL Guard, College Football Coach
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame

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