🏆⚾Bobby Wine -- is 82 in the year 2020 and 83 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1938
MLB Manager, MLB Coach, MLB Pitcher
Misc: Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies
🏆🏀Phil Jackson -- is 75 in the year 2020 and 76 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1945
Hall of Famer, NBA Executive, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Misc: he won eleven NBA titles as a coach: six with Michael Jordan the Chicago Bulls and five with Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, and with that, he surpassed the previous record of nine set by Red Auerbach; NBA champion as reserve forward with New York in 1973 (injured when Knicks won in '70); coached Chicago to three straight NBA titles (1991-93); entered 1994-95 season with 356 wins (including playoffs) in just 5 seasons.
Sports Teams: New York Knicks (as player, 1967-1978), New Jersey Nets (as player 1978-1980, as coach, 1978-1981), Albany Patroons (coach, 1982-1987), Chicago Bulls (coach, 1987-1998), Los Angeles Lakers (1999-2011), New York Knicks (president since 2014)
🏆⚽William Arthur "Billy" Bonds -- is 74 in the year 2020 and 75 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1946 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, English
🏆Lesley Leigh Bush -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1947 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American
🏆🏀Kermit Washington -- is 69 in the year 2020 and 70 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1951 N.S.
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Lakers (1973-1977), Boston Celtics (1977-1978), San Diego Clippers (1978-1979), Portland Trail Blazers (1979-1982), Golden State Warriors (1987)
🏆🎾Harold Solomon -- is 68 in the year 2020 and 69 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1952
🏆⚾Wayne Krenchicki -- is 66 in the year 2020 and 67 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1954
MLB Third Baseman, American
🏆🏌Scott Simpson -- is 65 in the year 2020 and 66 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1955
🏆🏒Grant Mulvey -- is 64 in the year 2020 and 65 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1956
NHL Player, Canadian
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🏆🏀Lester Conner -- is 61 in the year 2020 and 62 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1959
NBA Coach, NBA Guard
🏆🏈Anthony Carter -- is 60 in the year 2020 and 61 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1960
NFL Wide Receiver, USFL Figure
🏆Terry Nihen -- is 60 in the year 2020 and 61 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1960
Misc: December 1983
🏆⚾John Franco -- is 60 in the year 2020 and 61 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1960
🏆🏁Damon Hill -- is 60 in the year 2020 and 61 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1960
Auto Racer, English
🏆🥊Jim Cornette -- is 59 in the year 2020 and 60 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1961 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Wrestling Manager
Names/Places: aka James Mark Cornette
Misc: Promoter, Booker
🏆🏈David Grant -- is 55 in the year 2020 and 56 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1965
🏆🏈Derek Ware -- is 53 in the year 2020 and 54 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1967
NFL Tight End
🏆🏈Maurice Hurst -- is 53 in the year 2020 and 54 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1967
🏆🥊Michael Carbajal -- is 53 in the year 2020 and 54 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1967
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Names/Places: NN: Little Hands of Stone
🏆🏈Stacey Dillard -- is 52 in the year 2020 and 53 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1968 N.S.
NFL Defensive, NFL Tackle
🏆🏒Valeri Zelepukin -- is 52 in the year 2020 and 53 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1968
NHL Player, Soviet
🏆🏀Doug Smith -- is 51 in the year 2020 and 52 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1969
🏆🏒Rob Zamuner -- is 51 in the year 2020 and 52 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1969
NHL Forward, Canadian
🏆🏈Ashley Ambrose -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1970
🏆🏈Al Fontenot -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1970
🏆🏈Mark Brunell -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1970
NFL Quarterback, Football Coach
🏆🏈Octus Polk -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1971
🏆🏈Allen Williams -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1972
🏆🏈Darrius Johnson -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1972
Misc: Super Bowl XXXII
Sports Teams: Denver Broncos
🎭🏆🥊Austin Saint John -- is 46 in the year 2020 and 47 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1974
Actor, Martial Arts
Names/Places: RN:Jason Geiger
TV Shows: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
🏆🏀Rasheed Wallace -- is 46 in the year 2020 and 47 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1974
Sports Teams: University of North Carolina, Portland Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons
🏆🏁Jimmie Johnson -- is 45 in the year 2020 and 46 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1975
🏆⚾Ryan Jensen -- is 45 in the year 2020 and 46 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1975
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🏆Regina Deutinger -- is 38 in the year 2020 and 39 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1982
Model, Playmate, West German
Misc: April 2008
🏆🏒Alexander Ovechkin -- is 35 in the year 2020 and 36 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1985 N.S.
NHL Player, Russian
🏆Ravichandran Ashwin -- is 34 in the year 2020 and 35 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1986 N.S.
Cricket Player, India
🏆🏈Andrew East -- is 29 in the year 2020 and 30 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1991 N.S.
🏆⚾José Ramírez -- is 28 in the year 2020 and 29 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1992 N.S.
MLB Third Baseman
Names/Places: RN: José Enrique Ramírez
🏆🏈Patrick Mahomes -- is 25 in the year 2020 and 26 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1995 N.S.
Misc: Super Bowl LIV MVP (2020)
🏆🏒Auston Matthews -- is 23 in the year 2020 and 24 in the year 2021; b.9/17/1997 N.S.
NHL Center, American
🏆⚾Andrew "Rube" Foster -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1879 d.12/9/1930 (51)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Pitcher
Misc: in Negro Leagues as Pitcher & Manager
Sports Teams: Chicago Union Giants (1902), Cuban X-Giants (1903), Philadelphia Giants (1904-06), Leland Giants (1907-10), Chicago American Giants (1911-17), Leland Giants (manager, 1907-10), Chicago American Giants (manager, 1911-26)
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🏆🏒Blair Russel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1880 d.12/7/1961 (81)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player, Canadian
Misc: played 1899-1910; helped the Victorias to several Stanley Cup wins during his carrer
Sports Teams: Montreal Victorias
🏆⚾Frank M. "Wildfire" Schulte -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1882 N.S. d.10/2/1949 N.S. (67)
Misc: NL Chalmers Award Winner 1911
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs
🏆🥊Billy Papke -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1886 d.11/26/1936 (50)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
🏆⚽Jock Ferguson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1887 d.9/19/1973 (86)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
🏆🏁Sir Francis Chichester -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1901 d.8/26/1972 (70)
Misc: the first to sail solo around the world
🏆🏁🏊Harrison Smith "Harry" Glancy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1904 N.S. d.9/22/2002 N.S. (98)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
🏆🏀Bertha Teague -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1906 N.S. d.6/13/1991 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Coach
Misc: coached Byng High School team in Ada, Oklahoma for 42 years (from 1927 to 1969)
🏆🥊Wesley Ramey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1909 d.3/10/1997 (87)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
⚖🏆🥊Chaim Herzog -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1918 d.4/17/1997 (78)
Head of State, Boxer
Misc: Israel president 1983-93; helped shape Israel; Ireland bantamweight boxing champ
🏆🏈George Frederick Blanda -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1927 d.9/27/2010 (83)
Hall of Famer, NFL Kicker
Names/Places: NN:Iron Man
Misc: QB/placekicker; NFL's all-time leading scorer (2,002 points); led Houston to 2 AFL titles (1960-61); played 26 pro seasons; retired at 48.
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears (1949), Baltimore Colts (1950), Chicago Bears (1950-1958), Houston Oilers (1960-1966), Oakland Raiders (1967-1975)
🏆🏁Sir Stirling Moss -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1929 N.S. d.4/12/2020 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, English
Misc: won 194 of 466 career races and 16 Formula One events, but was never world champion.
🏆🎾Maureen "Mo" Connolly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1934 N.S. d.6/21/1969 N.S. (34)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Names/Places: LN:Brinker; NN:Little Mo
Misc: won tennis "Grand Slam" '53, 3X AP Woman-Athlete-of-the-Year
🏆🏒Dan Kelly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1936 d.2/10/1989 (52)
Sportscaster, Hockey Announcer
Misc: "He shoots, he scores!"
🏆🏁Leeroy Yarbrough -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1938 d.12/7/1984 (46)
Names/Places: RN:Lonnie Yarbrough, not related to NASCAR champion Cale Yarborough
🏆🏌Mary Lou Daniel-Crocker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/17/1944 N.S. d.1/27/2016 N.S. (71)
🏆🥊Marvin Hart -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/16/1876 d.9/17/1931 (55)
Misc: brief Heavyweight champ 1905-6
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🏆⚾Len Koenecke -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/18/1904 d.9/17/1935 (31)
MLB Player, Canadian
🏆⚽Davey Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/18/1898 d.9/17/1970 (71)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Forward
🏆⚾Donn Clendenon -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/15/1935 d.9/17/2005 (70)
Misc: World Series MVP 1969 with the Mets
Sports Teams: New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates (a heavy hitter)
🏆🏈Randy Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/17/1944 d.9/17/2009 (65)
🏆🎳Dick Hoover -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/15/1929 d.9/17/2009 (79)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
🎭🏆Tedi Thurman -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1923 d.9/17/2012 (89)
🏆⚾Milo Hamilton -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/2/1927 N.S. d.9/17/2015 N.S. (88)
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 1992
Sports Teams: St. Louis Browns (moved to Baltimore and became the Orioles), St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Astros
🏆🥊Bobby Heenan -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/1/1944 d.9/17/2017 N.S. (72)
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Raymond Louis "Ray" Heenan; aka Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
Misc: former wrestling manager, wrestler and color commentator
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🏆🏈Larry Wilson -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/24/1938 N.S. d.9/17/2020 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Safety
Misc: 8x Pro Bowl, 8x All-Pro; Cardinals #8 retired
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (player 1960-1972), coach 1973-1979), Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals (1988-1993 as Phoenix and 1994-2002 as Arizona)
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