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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for October 6

Last Updated 05-13-2022

🎭🏆Britt Ekland -- is 80 in the year 2022 and 81 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1942
Movie Actress, Exerciser, Swedish
Names/Places: b. in Stockholm; Peter Sellers', then Slim Jim Phantom's, then Rod Stewart's ex-
Movie Titles: The Man with the Golden Gun, The Double Man

🏆⚾Jerry Grote -- is 80 in the year 2022 and 81 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1942
MLB Catcher
Sports Teams: New York Mets

🏆⚾Gary Gentry -- is 76 in the year 2022 and 77 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1946
MLB Pitcher

🏆Klaus Dibiasi -- is 75 in the year 2022 and 76 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1947 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, Italian
Misc: winner of 5 Olympic diving medals in 4 Games and the only diver to win the same event at 3 successive Games (1968,72,76).

🏆🏈Tony Dungy -- is 67 in the year 2022 and 68 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1955
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, NFL Coach, NFL Quarterback
Sports Teams: University of Minnesota, Pittsburgh Steelers (player 1977-1978, coach 1981-1988), San Francisco 49ers (player 1979), Indianapolis Colts (coach 2002-2008), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (coach 1996-2011), Kansas City Chiefs (coach 1989-1991), Minnesota Vikings (coach 1992-1995)

📰🎭🏆🏈Jimmy Cefalo -- is 66 in the year 2022 and 67 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1956
Journalist, Game Show Host, Sportscaster, NFL Wide Receiver
Sports Teams: Miami Dolphins (broadcaster)

🏆🏁Mike McLaughlin -- is 66 in the year 2022 and 67 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1956
Auto Racer

🏆🎳Walter Ray Williams Jr. -- is 63 in the year 2022 and 64 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1959
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: 2x Player of the Year; 5x horse shoe pitching champ (source: Bob Cosgrove)

🏆⚾Dennis Ray Boyd -- is 63 in the year 2022 and 64 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1959
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Oil Can

🏆🏈Albert Lewis -- is 62 in the year 2022 and 63 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1960
NFL Player

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🏆🏈Jeff Dale -- is 60 in the year 2022 and 61 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1962
NFL Safety

🏆🏁🏊Thomas Michael "Tom" Jager -- is 58 in the year 2022 and 59 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1964 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆⚾Rubén Angel (Garcia) Sierra -- is 57 in the year 2022 and 58 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1965
MLB Outfielder, Puerto Rican

🏆🏈Jimmie Johnson -- is 56 in the year 2022 and 57 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1966
NFL Player

🏆⚽Niall John Quinn -- is 56 in the year 2022 and 57 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1966
Soccer Player, Irish
Misc: honorary MBE; striker and businessman

🏆⚾Archi Cianfrocco -- is 56 in the year 2022 and 57 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1966
MLB Player

🏆🏌Bob May -- is 54 in the year 2022 and 55 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1968
Golfer

🏆⚾Robert Person -- is 53 in the year 2022 and 54 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1969
MLB Pitcher

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🏆⚾Darren Oliver -- is 52 in the year 2022 and 53 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1970
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾Gary Mota -- is 52 in the year 2022 and 53 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1970
MLB Outfielder

🏆🏈Chris Hudson -- is 51 in the year 2022 and 52 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1971
NFL Safety

🎭🏆Julie Du Page -- is 50 in the year 2022 and 51 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1972
Actress, Model, Canadian

🏆🏈J. J. Stokes -- is 50 in the year 2022 and 51 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1972
NFL Wide Receiver

🎭🏆Samantha Torres -- is 49 in the year 2022 and 50 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1973
Actress, Model, Playmate, Spanish
Misc: December 1995

🏆🏀Rebecca Lobo -- is 49 in the year 2022 and 50 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1973
Hall of Famer, Sports Analyst, Basketball Figure, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 1996 Women's Dream Team

🏆🏒Kenny Jönsson -- is 48 in the year 2022 and 49 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1974
NHL Player, Swedish

🏆🥊Ricky Hatton -- is 44 in the year 2022 and 45 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1978 N.S.
Boxer, English
Misc: Boxing Promoter

🏆🏈Richard Seymour -- is 43 in the year 2022 and 44 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1979
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, Football Defensive Lineman

🏆Valerie Adams -- is 38 in the year 2022 and 39 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1984 N.S.
Olympic Athlete, Shotputter, New Zealand

🏆Brandy Brewer -- is 36 in the year 2022 and 37 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1986 N.S.
Model, English

🏆🏈Chris Matthews -- is 33 in the year 2022 and 34 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1989 N.S.
NFL Player, CFL Figure, American
Names/Places: Reggie White's cousin
Sports Teams: Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Seattle Seahawks

🏆🏒Nazem Kadri -- is 32 in the year 2022 and 33 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1990 N.S.
NHL Player, Canadian
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs

🏆Anllela Sagra -- is 29 in the year 2022 and 30 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1993 N.S.
Model, Colombian

🏆🏒Nail Yakupov -- is 29 in the year 2022 and 30 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1993 N.S.
NHL Player, Russian

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🎭🏆Sophina DeJesus -- is 28 in the year 2022 and 29 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1994 N.S.
Dancer, Gymnast

🏆🏁🏊Bobby Finke -- is 23 in the year 2022 and 24 in the year 2023; b.10/6/1999 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete

✍🏆Henry Chadwick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1824 d.4/20/1908 (83)
Hall of Famer, Author, Sports Figure, British
Misc: Rules of Baseball co-developer; MLB statistician

🏆🏁🏊Benard Kieran -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1886 N.S. d.12/24/1905 N.S. (19)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Australian

🏆🥊Jack Sharkey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1902 d.8/17/1994 (91)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Lithuanian
Names/Places: RN:Joseph Paul Zukauskas
Misc: ex-Welterweight champ

🏆🎾Helen Wills-Moody -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1905 d.1/1/1998 (92)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: LN:Roark; NN:Queen of the Nets
Misc: winner of 7 U.S., 8 British, 4 French women's singles titles; some say b. 1906

🏆🎳Vince Lucci -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1912 d.1/29/1998 (85)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆⚽Tommy Lawton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1919 d.11/6/1996 (77)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English

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🏆H. R. "Bum" Bright -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1920 N.S. d.12/11/2004 N.S. (84)
Sports Executive
Sports Teams: Dallas Cowboys (owned)

🏆🏒William J. "Bill" Riley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1921 N.S. d.2/16/2000 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player

🏆🏌Alice Bauer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1927 d.3/6/2002 (74)
Golfer

🏆⚾Wilbur "Bill" King -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1927 N.S. d.10/18/2005 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Announcer
Misc: Forc C. Frick Award 2017
Sports Teams: Oakland Athletics (radio announcer 1981-2005), Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders (announcer), San Francisco/Golden State Warriors (announcer), San Francisco Giants (announcer), University of California (football and basketball announcer)

🏆🥊Bruno Sammartino -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1935 N.S. d.4/18/2018 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Italian
Names/Places: RN:Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino

🏆⛸Ray Hadley Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1943 d.2/15/1961 (17)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🏆⚾Gene Clines -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1946 N.S. d.1/27/2022 N.S. (75)
MLB Outfielder

🏆🏀Wendell Ladner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1947 d.6/24/1975 (27)
NBA Player

🏆⚾Steve Kline -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1947 N.S. d.6/4/2018 N.S. (70)
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏈Ken Payne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/6/1950 d.8/1/2011 N.S. (0)
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆Colonel Matt Winn -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/30/1861 d.10/6/1949 (88)
Sports Figure
Misc: racing horse exec

🏆⚾Johnny Vander Meer -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/2/1914 d.10/6/1997 (82)
MLB Pitcher
Misc: only major leaguer to pitch consecutive no-hitters (June 11 & 15, 1938).

🏆🏈Chuck Walton -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/7/1941 d.10/6/1998 (57)
NFL Guard

🏆⚾Mark Belanger -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/8/1944 d.10/6/1998 (54)
MLB Shortstop
Misc: 8x Gold Glove

🏆🥊Gorilla Monsoon -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/4/1937 N.S. d.10/6/1999 N.S. (62)
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Robert James "Bob"/"Gino" Marella
Misc: He was the voice of the WWF during the 80s and early 90s.

🏆🏁🏃Johnny Kelley -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/6/1907 d.10/6/2004 (97)
Runner, American
Misc: distance runner, ran in his 61st and final Boston Marathon at age 84 in 1992, finishing in 5:58:36; won Boston twice (1935,45) and was second 7 times.

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🏆⚾Buck O'Neil -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/13/1911 N.S. d.10/6/2006 N.S. (94)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure
Misc: Negro League player and manager
Sports Teams: Kansas City Monarchs

🏆🏌Sandra Spuzich -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/3/1937 d.10/6/2015 N.S. (78)
Golfer

🏆🥊Terry Downes -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/9/1936 d.10/6/2017 N.S. (81)
Boxer, British

🏆🏀Cornelius L. "Connie" Hawkins -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/17/1942 N.S. d.10/6/2017 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Figure
Names/Places: NN:The Hawk
Misc: Phoenix Suns, ABA MVP 1968; playground legend, high-gliding star big man from Brooklyn. Career marred by alleged point-shaving scandal. Nonetheless starred for Harlem Globetrotters, ABL-ABA Pittsburgh Pipers, which he led to the first ABA title in 1968; Suns #42
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Rens (ABL 1961-1963), Harlem Globetrotters (1963-1967), Pittsburgh/Minnesota Pipers (ABA 1967-1969), Phoenix Suns (1969-1973), Los Angeles Lakers (1973-1975), Atlanta Hawks (1975-1976)

🏆Martin Lauer -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/2/1937 N.S. d.10/6/2019 N.S. (82)
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, West German
Names/Places: RN: Karl Martin Lauer
Misc: hurdler

🎵🎸🏆🏌Eddie Van Halen -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/26/1955 N.S. d.10/6/2020 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Guitarst, Heavy Metal Keybordist, Golfer, Dutch (Netherlands)
Names/Places: Alex's brother, Valerie Bertinelli's ex-
Misc: some say b. 1957 but Eddie sez he was turning 42 in 1997, making him born in 1955
Group Names: Van Halen (lead guitarist)
Song Titles: You Really Got Me, Dance the Night Away, Oh Pretty Woman, Dancing in the Street, Jump, I'll Wait, Panama, Why Can't This Be Love, Love Walks In, Black and Blue, When It's Love, Finish What Ya Started, Poundcake, Runaround, Top of the World, The Dream is Over, Won't Get Fooled Again, Don't Tell Me What Love Can Do, Can't Stop Lovin' You, Amsterdam, Humans Being, Me Wise Magic, Without You, Fire in the Hole, It's About Time, Tattoo
Album Titles: Van Halen (1978), Van Halen II (1979), Women and Children First (1980), Fair Warning (1981), Diver Down (1982), 1984 (1984), 5150 (1986), OU812 (1988), For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (1991), Balance (1995), Van Halen III (1998), A Different Kind of Truth (2012)
Video Titles: Live Without a Net, Video Hits Volume 1, Live: Right Here Right Now

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