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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for August 21

Last Updated 07-09-2024

🏆🎾Rodney Reed -- is 82 in the year 2024 and 83 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1942
Tennis Player
Names/Places: not to be confused with Rodney Reed (b. 1967) the death row inmate

🏆⚾Félix Millán -- is 81 in the year 2024 and 82 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1943
MLB Second Baseman, Puerto Rican
Misc: 3x All-Star, 2x Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Atlanta Braves, New York Mets

🏆Lev Alburt -- is 79 in the year 2024 and 80 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1945
Sports Writer, Chess Player, Russian
Misc: chess champ 1984-86 and chess writer

🏆🏈Willie Lanier -- is 79 in the year 2024 and 80 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1945
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker
Misc: 2x AFL All-Star game (1968, 1969), 6x Pro Bowl selection (1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975), 2x All-AFL selection (1968, 1969), 8x All-Pro selection (1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975), Super Bowl IV; Chiefs #63 retired
Sports Teams: Kansas City Chiefs (AFL, 1967-1969, NFL 1970-1977)

🏆🏈Archie Griffin -- is 70 in the year 2024 and 71 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1954
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback, College Football Player, USFL Figure
Misc: only college player to win two Heisman Trophies (1974-75); rushed for 5,177 yards in career at Ohio St.; Super Bowl XVI
Sports Teams: Ohio State, Cincinnatti Bengals (1976-1982), Jacksonville Bulls (USFL 1985)

🏆⚾Bruce Berenyi -- is 70 in the year 2024 and 71 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1954
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏈Mickey Shuler -- is 68 in the year 2024 and 69 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1956
NFL Tight End
Misc: 2x Pro Bowl, 3x All-Pro
Sports Teams: New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles

🏆🏈Gary Hogeboom -- is 66 in the year 2024 and 67 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1958
NFL Quarterback

🏆🏌Richard Zokol -- is 66 in the year 2024 and 67 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1958
Golfer, Canadian

🏆🏈Jim McMahon -- is 65 in the year 2024 and 66 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1959
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: Super Bowl XX, 2x Holiday Bowl MVP, 2x All-American; BYU Cougars #9 retired; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Brigham Young University, Chicago Bears (1982-1988), San Diego Chargers (1989), Philadelphia Eagles (1990-1992), Minnesota Vikings (1993), Arizona Cardinals (1994), Green Bay Packers (1995-1996)

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🏆🎳Peter Weber -- is 62 in the year 2024 and 63 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1962
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Names/Places: Dick's son
Misc: PBA all-time money winner

🏆⚾Jim Bullinger -- is 59 in the year 2024 and 60 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1965
MLB Pitcher, American

🏆⚾John Wetteland -- is 58 in the year 2024 and 59 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1966
MLB Pitcher
Misc: 3x All-Star; World Series MVP in 1996 (Yankees); in the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers (1989-1991), Montreal Expos (1992-1994), New York Yankees (1995-1996), Texas Rangers (1997-2000), Washington Nationals (coach 2006), Seattle Mariners (coach 2009-2010)

🏆🏈Tuineau Alipate -- is 57 in the year 2024 and 58 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1967
NFL Linebacker, CFL Figure
Names/Places: b. in the Kingdom of Tonga, a Polunesian soverign state

🎭🏆Barbara Ann Moore -- is 56 in the year 2024 and 57 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1968
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: December 1992
Movie Titles: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

🏆🏀Larry Stewart -- is 56 in the year 2024 and 57 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1968
NBA Forward

🏆⚾Karl Rhodes -- is 56 in the year 2024 and 57 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1968
MLB Player

🏆⛸Josée Chouinard -- is 55 in the year 2024 and 56 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1969
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete, Canadian

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🏆🏈Mark Hatfield -- is 54 in the year 2024 and 55 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1970
NFL Player, CFL Figure

🏆🏈Steve Everett -- is 54 in the year 2024 and 55 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1970
NFL Center

🏆🏀Reggie Smith -- is 54 in the year 2024 and 55 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1970
NBA Center

🏆⚾Craig Counsell -- is 54 in the year 2024 and 55 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1970
MLB Manager, MLB Player
Misc: NL LCS MVP 2001
Sports Teams: Arizona Diamondbacks

🏆🏒Roman Oksiuta -- is 54 in the year 2024 and 55 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1970
NHL Player, Russian

🏆⚾Lou Pote -- is 53 in the year 2024 and 54 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1971
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏀Dwayne Whitfield -- is 52 in the year 2024 and 53 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1972
NBA Player

🎵🏆Tina Jordan -- is 52 in the year 2024 and 53 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1972
Radio Disc Jock, Model, Playmate
Misc: March 2002

🏆⚾Ismael Valdéz -- is 51 in the year 2024 and 52 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1973
MLB Pitcher, Mexican
Names/Places: NN: The Rocket; previously known as Ismael Valdes

🏆⚾Lou Collier -- is 51 in the year 2024 and 52 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1973
MLB Player

🏆🏈Akili Smith -- is 49 in the year 2024 and 50 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1975
NFL Quarterback, CFL Figure

🏆Chantelle Houghton -- is 41 in the year 2024 and 42 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1983 N.S.
Model, English

🎭🏆🥊Eve Torres -- is 40 in the year 2024 and 41 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1984 N.S.
Dancer, Wrestler, Model

🏆🏌Seb Carmichael-Brown -- is 39 in the year 2024 and 40 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1985 N.S.
Golfer, English

🏆🏁Usain Bolt -- is 38 in the year 2024 and 39 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1986
Sprinter, Olympic Athlete, Jamaican
Names/Places: NN: Lightning Bolt

🏆⚾J. D. Martinez -- is 37 in the year 2024 and 38 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1987 N.S.
MLB Outfielder

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🏆⚽Robert Lewandowski -- is 36 in the year 2024 and 37 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1988 N.S.
Soccer Striker, Polish

🏆🏈Mike (Football) Evans -- is 31 in the year 2024 and 32 in the year 2025; b.8/21/1993 N.S.
NFL Wide Receiver

⚖🏆🥊John Gully -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1783 d.3/9/1863 (79)
Hall of Famer, Politician, Boxer, English

🏆🏀Emil Liston -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1890 d.10/26/1949 (59)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Wesleyan University, Baker University

🏆⛸Theresa Weld Blanchard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1893 d.3/12/1978 (84)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🏆⚽Jimmy Dunn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1897 d.3/6/1987 (89)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Forward

🏆🏒Hector "Toe" Blake -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1912 N.S. d.5/17/1995 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1934-1948; his eight Stanley Cup championships in 13 seasons as coach of the Montreal Canadiens is a National Hockey League record; led Montreal to 2 Stanley Cups as a player and 8 more as coach; regular season MVP in 1939.
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons

🏆⚾Murry Dickson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1916 d.9/21/1989 (73)
MLB Pitcher

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🏆🏒William "Billy" Reay -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1918 N.S. d.9/23/2004 N.S. (86)
NHL Player

🏆⚾Gerry Staley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1920 d.1/2/2008 (87)
MLB Pitcher

🏆🎳Chris Schenkel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1923 d.9/11/2005 (82)
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, Bowler
Misc: Monday Night Fights 50s, 4-time Sportscaster of the Year; easy-going baritone who has covered basketball, bowling, football, golf and the Olympics for ABC and CBS; host of ABC's Pro Bowlers Tour for 33 years; received lifetime achievement Emmy Award in 1993
TV Shows: Monday Night Fights (1950s), Pro Bowler's Tour

🏆⚾John Francis "Jack" Buck -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1924 N.S. d.6/18/2002 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, Baseball Announcer
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 1987; in numerous Halls of Fame such as the National Baseball, Pro Football, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the National Radio Halls of Fame.
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (broadcaster)
TV Shows: CBS Sports

🏆🏁Elmo Langley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1928 d.11/21/1996 (68)
Auto Racer

🏆🏈Pete Retzlaff -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1931 N.S. d.4/10/2020 N.S. (88)
NFL Player, College Football Player
Names/Places: NN:Pistol Pete and The Baron
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl; Eagles #44 retired and in the Eagles Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: South Dakota State College, Philadelphia Eagles (1956-1966)

🏆🥊Judy Grable -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1935 N.S. d.5/11/2008 N.S. (72)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: NN:The Barefoot Contessa; RN:Nellya Baughman

⛪🎭🏆🏀Wilton Norman "Wilt The Stilt" Chamberlain -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1936 N.S. d.10/12/1999 N.S. (63)
Hall of Famer, Protestant, Actor, NBA Coach, NBA Center
Misc: 50.4 pts per game, 100 points/game, 55 rebounds/game, 23,924 rebounds/career, 18 cons/field goals/game, 4029 season point record, .727% field goal, 30.1 avg points, & 31,419 career points, & 1941 record season rebounds; consensus All-America in 1957 and '58 at Kansas; Final Four MVP in 1957; scored 100 points vs. NY Knicks in Hershey, Pa., Mar. 2, 1962; led Philadelphia 76ers (1967) and LA Lakers (1972) to NBA titles. 4x NBA Most Valuable Player (1960, 1966-1968) in Philadelphia, 2x NBA champion (1967, 1972), NBA Finals MVP (1972), 13x NBA All-Star (1960-1969, 1971-1973), NBA All-Star Game MVP (1960), 7x All-NBA First Team (1960-1962, 1964, 1965-1968), 3x All-NBA Second Team (1963, 1966, 1972), 2x NBA All-Defensive First Team (1972-1973), 7x NBA scoring champion (1960-1966), 11x NBA rebounding champion (1960-1963, 1966-1969, 1971-1973); Warriors #13 retired, 76ers #13 retired, Lakers #13 retired
Sports Teams: Harlem Globetrotters (1958-1959), Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors (1959-1965), Philadelphia 76ers (1965-1968), Los Angeles Lakers (1968-1973), San Diego Conquistadors (ABA, coach, 1973-1974)

🏆⚾John Stearns -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1951 N.S. d.9/15/2022 N.S. (71)
MLB Catcher
Names/Places: NN: Bad Dude

🏆⚾Frank Pastore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1957 d.12/17/2012 (55)
MLB Player

🏆⚾Andújar Cedeño -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1969 d.10/28/2000 N.S. (31)
MLB Shortstop, Dominican Republican

🏆🏌Jarrod Lyle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1981 N.S. d.8/8/2018 N.S. (36)
Golfer, Australian

🏆🏌Arie Irawan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1990 N.S. d.4/7/2019 N.S. (28)
Golfer, Malaysia

🏆🎾Reginald Doherty -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/8/1875 d.8/21/1919 (43)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆⚾George Wright -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/28/1847 d.8/21/1937 (90)
Hall of Famer, MLB Shortstop
Misc: first National League batter
Sports Teams: Cincinnati Red Stockings (1869-1870), Boston Red Stockings (1871-1875), Boston Red Caps (1876-1878, 1880-1881), Providence Grays (1879, 1882), Providence Grays (manager, 1879)

💰🏆🏁Ettore Bugatti -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/15/1881 d.8/21/1947 (65)
Hall of Famer, Manufacturer, Auto Racer, French, Italian
Misc: Founder of Bugatti; in the Motorsports Hall of Fame though not a racer

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🏆🏒Alfred Edward "Alf" Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/3/1873 N.S. d.8/21/1953 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, NHL Right Wing, NHL Forward, Canadian
Sports Teams: Ottawa Hockey Club

🏆🏒Nels Stewart -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/29/1902 d.8/21/1957 (54)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Robert Nelson Stewart; NN:Old Poison
Misc: played 1925-1940, the first pro to score 300 goals
Sports Teams: Montreal Maroons, Boston Bruins, New York Americans

🏆⚾James Leslie Wilkerson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/14/1878 d.8/21/1964 (86)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure
Misc: was an American sports executive who founded the barnstorming All Nations baseball club in 1912, and the Negro league baseball team Kansas City Monarchs in 1920.
Sports Teams: All Nations (1912-1917), Kansas City Monarchs (1920-1948)

🏆🏁🏊Harold Fern -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/20/1881 N.S. d.8/21/1974 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, British
Misc: was the British president of swimming's world governing body, FINA from 1936 through 1948.

🏆⚾Ted Wilks -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/13/1915 d.8/21/1989 (73)
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏒James "Bones" Raleigh -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/27/1926 N.S. d.8/21/2012 N.S. (86)
NHL Player

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