🏆🎾Owen Keir Davidson -- is 79 in the year 2022 and 80 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1943
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Australian
Misc: one of three men to win four men's mixed doubles titles at Wimbeldon.
🏆⚾James Frances "Jimy" Williams -- is 79 in the year 2022 and 80 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1943 N.S.
MLB General Manager, MLB First Baseman
🏆⚾Tony LaRussa -- is 78 in the year 2022 and 79 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1944
Hall of Famer, MLB Executive, MLB Manager, MLB Player
Misc: As a manager, La Russa guided his teams to three World Series titles, six league championships and twelve division titles in 33 seasons. His 2,728 wins as a manager ranks third all-time in major league history, behind Connie Mack and John McGraw.
Sports Teams: Kansas City/Oakland Athletics (player 1963, 1968-1971), Atlanta Braves (player 1971), Chicago Cubs (player 1973), Chicago White Sox (manager, 1979-1986), Oakland Athletics (manager, 1986-1995), St. Louis Cardinals (manager, 1996-2011), Arizona Diamondbacks (executive 2014-)
🏆Kaya Christian -- is 76 in the year 2022 and 77 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1946 N.S.
Misc: November 1967
📰🏆🏈Mike Adamle -- is 73 in the year 2022 and 74 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1949
Journalist, Football Announcer, NFL Player
TV Shows: NBC Sports
🏆⚾John Wathan -- is 73 in the year 2022 and 74 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1949
MLB Manager, MLB Catcher
🏆⚾Ed Halicki -- is 72 in the year 2022 and 73 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1950
🏆🏀Len Robinson -- is 71 in the year 2022 and 72 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1951
🏆⛸Kenneth Shelley -- is 71 in the year 2022 and 72 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1951
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater
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⚖🏆Anita Lucette DeFrantz -- is 70 in the year 2022 and 71 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1952
Attorney/Lawyer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: attorney who is one of 2 American delegates to the International Olympic Committee (James Easton is the other); first woman to represent U.S. on IOC; member of USOC Executive Committee; member of bronze medal U.S. women's eight-oared shell at Montreal in 1976; in the CRCA Hall of Fame
🏆🏌Sherri Turner -- is 66 in the year 2022 and 67 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1956
🏆⚾Charlie Leibrandt -- is 66 in the year 2022 and 67 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1956
🏆Christina Smith -- is 65 in the year 2022 and 66 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1957
Misc: March 1978
✍🎭🏆🏈Bill Fagerbakke -- is 65 in the year 2022 and 66 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1957 N.S.
Writer, TV Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer/Director, College Football Player
TV Shows: Coach (as Dauber Dybinski), Spongebob Squarepants (as Patrick Star), How I Met Your Mother (as Marvin)
Movie Titles: The Artist, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Secret of My Success, Funny Farm, Dumb and Dumber
🏆⚾Billy Hatcher -- is 62 in the year 2022 and 63 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1960
MLB Coach, MLB Player
🏆⚾Joe Boever -- is 62 in the year 2022 and 63 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1960
🏆🏈Issiac Holt -- is 60 in the year 2022 and 61 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1962
🏆⚾Dennis Cook -- is 60 in the year 2022 and 61 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1962
🏆⚾Chris James -- is 60 in the year 2022 and 61 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1962
🏆🏀A. C. Green -- is 59 in the year 2022 and 60 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1963
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Lakers
🏆⚾Bruce Ruffin -- is 59 in the year 2022 and 60 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1963
🏆⚾Mark McLemore -- is 58 in the year 2022 and 59 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1964
🏆🏈John Roper -- is 57 in the year 2022 and 58 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1965
🏆⚾Mike Walker -- is 56 in the year 2022 and 57 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1966
🏆⚾Roger Pavlik -- is 55 in the year 2022 and 56 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1967
🏆⚾🏀Vicky Bullett -- is 55 in the year 2022 and 56 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1967
Baseball Figure, College Basketball Coach, Olympic Athlete
🏆🏈Kanavis McGhee -- is 54 in the year 2022 and 55 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1968
NFL Defensive End, College Football Coach, College Football Player
🏆🏈Brian Kozlowski -- is 52 in the year 2022 and 53 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1970
NFL Tight End
🏆🏈Ryan McNeil -- is 52 in the year 2022 and 53 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1970
🏆🏈Corey Sawyer -- is 51 in the year 2022 and 52 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1971
🏆🏈Norberto Garrido -- is 50 in the year 2022 and 51 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1972
NFL Player, Football Offensive Lineman
🏆🏀Kurt (Basketball) Thomas -- is 50 in the year 2022 and 51 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1972 N.S.
🏆🏒Rusty Fitzgerald -- is 50 in the year 2022 and 51 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1972
NHL Center, American
🏆⚾Adam Riggs -- is 50 in the year 2022 and 51 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1972
MLB First Baseman
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🎭🏆Caitriona Balfe -- is 43 in the year 2022 and 44 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1979 N.S.
TV Shows: Outlander (as Claire Randall)
Movie Titles: Money Monster, Escape Plan, Now You See Me
🎭🏆Rachael Leigh Cook -- is 43 in the year 2022 and 44 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1979
Actress, Voice Actress, Producer, Model
TV Shows: Robot Chicken, Dawson's Creek (as Devon)
Movie Titles: Antitrust, Get Carter, She's All That, The Babysitter's Club, Tom and Huck, Josie and the Pussycats, Stateside
🏆🏀James (Basketball) Jones -- is 42 in the year 2022 and 43 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1980 N.S.
Sports Teams: University of Miami, Miami Heat
🏆🏁Sarah (Racing) Fisher -- is 42 in the year 2022 and 43 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1980 N.S.
🏆⚽Tomás Rošický -- is 42 in the year 2022 and 43 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1980 N.S.
Soccer Player, Czech Republican
🏆⚾Joe Thatcher -- is 41 in the year 2022 and 42 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1981 N.S.
Sports Teams: San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks
🏆🏀Derrick Rose -- is 34 in the year 2022 and 35 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1988
Sports Teams: Chicago Bulls
🏆⚽Caner Erkin -- is 34 in the year 2022 and 35 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1988 N.S.
Soccer Player, Turkey
🏆⛸Kimmie Meisner -- is 33 in the year 2022 and 34 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1989
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🎭🏆Dakota Johnson -- is 33 in the year 2022 and 34 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1989 N.S.
Actress, Producer, Model
Names/Places: Melanie Griffith & Don's girl
TV Shows: Ben and Kate
Movie Titles: How to Be Single, The Social Network, Beastly, 21 Jump Street, Need For Speed, Fifty Shades of Grey, Black Mass, A Bigger Splash
🏆⛸Kimmie Meissner -- is 33 in the year 2022 and 34 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1989 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete
🏆⚾Sean Murphy -- is 28 in the year 2022 and 29 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1994 N.S.
Misc: Gold Glove Award 2021
🏆🏈Jabrill Peppers -- is 27 in the year 2022 and 28 in the year 2023; b.10/4/1995 N.S.
🏆🏀Ernest A. Blood -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/4/1872 d.2/5/1955 (82)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Passaic High School (New Jersey)
✍📰🏆Damon Runyon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/4/1880 N.S. d.12/10/1946 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Short Story Writer, Journalist, Sports Writer
Names/Places: b. in Manhattan, KS; FN:Alfred
Misc: musical: Guys and Dolls (based on two of his stories), The Brighter Side; in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame
🏆🥊Young Corbett II -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/4/1880 N.S. d.4/10/1927 N.S. (46)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Names/Places: RN:William J Rothwell
🏆🥊Owen Moran -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/4/1884 d.3/17/1949 (64)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English
Names/Places: NN:The Fearless
🏆🏁John Kelly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/4/1890 d.6/20/1960 (69)
Rower, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: Grace's father
Misc: American oarsman who won 126 consecutive races in single sculls in 1919 and 1920, a record that included the 1920 Olympic Games championship. Kelly also won the do uble sculls event (with his cousin Paul Costello) at the 1920 and 1924 Games.
🏆⚾Frank Crosetti -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/4/1910 d.2/11/2002 (91)
🏆🏀Marvel Keith "Marv" Harshman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/4/1917 N.S. d.4/12/2013 N.S. (95)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Pacific Lutheran University (player 1938-1942, coach 1945-1958), Washington State University (coach 1958-1971), University of Washington (coach 1971-1985)
🏆🏀Marques Haynes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/4/1926 d.5/22/2015 (88)
Hall of Famer, NBA Guard
Misc: "The World's Greatest Dribbler," Hall of Fame Harlem Globetrotters' ace.
Sports Teams: Harlem Globetrotters
🏆🥊Chief Jay Strongbow -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/4/1928 d.4/3/2012 (83)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Italian, Jamaican
Names/Places: RN:Luke Joseph Scarpa
🏆⚾John "Rip" Repulski -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/4/1928 d.2/10/1993 (64)
🏆🏈Roger Harring -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/4/1932 N.S. d.8/12/2021 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach
Sports Teams: Wisconsin-La Crosse
🏆🏈Sam Huff -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/4/1934 N.S. d.11/13/2021 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker
Names/Places: FN:Robert Lee
Misc: glamorized NFL's middle linebacker position with NY Giants from 1956-63; subject of "The Violent World of Sam Huff" TV special in 1961; helped lead club to 6 division titles and a world championship (1956); in both Collge and NFL Hall of Fames.
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1956-1963), Washington Redskins
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🏆🏈Jimmy Orr -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/4/1935 N.S. d.10/27/2020 N.S. (85)
NFL Wide Receiver
Misc: Super Bowl III, V
Sports Teams: Baltimore Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers
🏆🏈Jerrel Wilson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/4/1941 d.4/9/2005 (63)
Misc: Super Bowl I, IV
Sports Teams: Kansas City Chiefs
⚖🏆🏈Jim McFarland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/4/1947 N.S. d.11/27/2020 N.S. (73)
Politician, NFL Tight End
🏆🏈Cedrick Hardman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/4/1948 N.S. d.3/8/2019 N.S. (70)
NFL Defensive End
Misc: Super Bowl XV
Sports Teams: Oakland Raiders
🏆⚾Mike Sharperson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/4/1961 d.5/26/1996 N.S. (34)
🏆🏁Barney Oldfield -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/29/1878 N.S. d.10/4/1946 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: Barnstormer; land speed record
🏆🏁Curtis Turner -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/12/1924 d.10/4/1970 (46)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: an early NASCAR driver
🏆🎾May Sutton Bundy -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/25/1886 N.S. d.10/4/1975 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Names/Places: RN: May Godfrey Sutton
Misc: the first woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon in 1904
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💰🏆⚾Joan Whitney Payson -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/5/1903 d.10/4/1975 (72)
Philanthropist, Sports Owner, MLB Owner
Misc: owner of horse stables
Sports Teams: New York Mets (owned)
🏆🏁🏇Secretariat -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/30/1970 d.10/4/1989 (19)
Names/Places: NN:Big Red
Misc: won 1973 Triple Crown, set track records at the Kentucky Derby breaking the 2-minute mark, won at Belmont by 31 lengths, earned $1,316,808 in 3 yrs.
🏆🏁Denis Clive "Denny" Hulme -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/18/1936 N.S. d.10/4/1992 N.S. (56)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, New Zealand
Misc: Formula One (1967)
🏆🏒Vic Heyliger -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/26/1912 N.S. d.10/4/2006 N.S. (94)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Hockey Coach
Sports Teams: Michigan (1934-1937), St. Paul Saints (1937-1938), Chicago Blackhawks (1937-1938), Detroit Holzbaugh (1938-1939), Chicago Blackhawks (1943-1944) Illinois (coach 1939-1943), Michigan (coach 1943-1944), West Germany National Team (1961-1963), U.S. National Team (1965-1966), Air Force (1968-1974)
🏆🏒Walter Hergesheimer -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/8/1927 d.10/4/2014 (87)
NHL Forward, Canadian
✍🏆Dave Anderson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/6/1929 N.S. d.10/4/2018 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Author, Sports Writer
🏆⚾Eddie Robinson -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/15/1920 N.S. d.10/4/2021 N.S. (100)
MLB Executive, MLB Coach, MLB Player
Misc: 4x All-Star, World Series champ (1948)
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