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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for October 8

Last Updated 05-13-2022

🏆🎾Frederick S. Stolle -- is 84 in the year 2022 and 85 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1938
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Australian
Misc: US Open-1966

🏆🏈Ray Handley -- is 78 in the year 2022 and 79 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1944
NFL Coach, NFL Player

🏆⛸Aleksandr Gorshlov -- is 76 in the year 2022 and 77 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1946
Figure Skater, Russian
Misc: holder of the record for the most ice dancing titles. He and his wife hold six titles.

🏆⚾Enos Cabell -- is 73 in the year 2022 and 74 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1949
MLB Player

🏆🏀Grayson Allen -- is 67 in the year 2022 and 68 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1955 N.S.
College Basketball Player

🏆🥊Judy Martin -- is 67 in the year 2022 and 68 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1955 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN: Judy Hardee

🏆🏁Bill Elliott -- is 67 in the year 2022 and 68 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1955
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: holder of the record for the fastest average speed in an automobile race at 197.802 at Daytona; 2-time winner of Daytona 500 (1985,87); NASCAR national champ in 1988; entered 1994 with 39 NASCAR wins.

🏆🏁🎿Scott Michael Pellaton -- is 66 in the year 2022 and 67 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1956
Skier
Misc: holder of the world record for water skiing barefoot. He went 119.36 mph. over 1/4 mile.

🏆🏈Tony Eason -- is 63 in the year 2022 and 64 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1959
NFL Quarterback
Sports Teams: New England Patriots

🏆⚾Mike Morgan -- is 63 in the year 2022 and 64 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1959
MLB Pitcher

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✍🏆🥊Diana Hart -- is 59 in the year 2022 and 60 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1963 N.S.
Writer, Wrestler, Model, Canadian
Names/Places: aka: Diana Joyce Hart-Smith

🏆🏈Martin Mayhew -- is 57 in the year 2022 and 58 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1965
NFL General Manager, NFL Player

🏆🏁🏊Matthew Nicholas "Matt" Biondi -- is 57 in the year 2022 and 58 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1965 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: won 7 medals in 1988 Olympics, including 5 gold (2 individual, 3 relay); has won a total of 11 medals (8 gold, 2 silver and a bronze) in 3 Olympics (1984,88,92).

🏆🏈Frankie Smith -- is 54 in the year 2022 and 55 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1968
NFL Player

🏆⚾David Doster -- is 52 in the year 2022 and 53 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1970
MLB Player

🏆⚾Olmedo Sáenz -- is 52 in the year 2022 and 53 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1970 N.S.
MLB Player, Panamaian

🏆⚾Sandy Martínez -- is 52 in the year 2022 and 53 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1970
MLB Catcher, Dominican Republican

🏆🏈Omar Ellison -- is 51 in the year 2022 and 52 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1971
NFL Player

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🏆🏈Nate Miller -- is 51 in the year 2022 and 52 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1971
NFL Guard

🏆🏈Norman "Boomer" Ellison -- is 51 in the year 2022 and 52 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1971 N.S.
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🏀Monty Williams -- is 51 in the year 2022 and 52 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1971
NBA Coach, NBA Player

🏆⚾Willie Adams -- is 50 in the year 2022 and 51 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1972
MLB Player

🏆🏈Rod Manuel -- is 48 in the year 2022 and 49 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1974
NFL Defensive End

🏆🏀Rashard Griffith -- is 48 in the year 2022 and 49 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1974
NBA Player

🎭🎮🏆Kristanna Loken -- is 43 in the year 2022 and 44 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1979 N.S.
Actress, Video Game Voice Actress, Model
TV Shows: Painkiller Jane, Burn Notice
Movie Titles: In the Name of the King, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, BloodRayne, Bounty Killer
Video Games: Battlestar Galactica, Terminator 3 (series)

🏆🥊Mike Mizanin -- is 42 in the year 2022 and 43 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1980 N.S.
Wrestler
Names/Places: NN: The Miz

🏆🏁🏍Travis Pastrana -- is 39 in the year 2022 and 40 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1983 N.S.
Motorcyclist

🏆Eugena Washington -- is 37 in the year 2022 and 38 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1985 N.S.
Model, Playmate
Misc: December 2015 Playmate; Playboy Playmate of the Year 2016

🏆🏈Taylor Price -- is 35 in the year 2022 and 36 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1987
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆Barbara Palvin -- is 29 in the year 2022 and 30 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1993 N.S.
Model, Hungarian

🏆🎾Garbiñe Muguruza -- is 29 in the year 2022 and 30 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1993 N.S.
Tennis Player, Spanish, Venezuelan

🎭🎵🏆Bella Thorne -- is 25 in the year 2022 and 26 in the year 2023; b.10/8/1997 N.S.
Actress, Producer, Singer, Model
TV Shows: Shake It Up! (as CeCe Jones)
Movie Titles: Midnight Sun, The DUFF, Blended, Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day

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

🏆⚾Frank S. "Ping" Bodie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1887 N.S. d.12/17/1961 N.S. (74)
MLB Player

⚛💰🏆🏁Edward V. "Eddie" Rickenbacker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1890 N.S. d.7/23/1973 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Aviator, Executive, Auto Racer
Misc: "Ace of Aces"; WW1 & WW2 pilot; Eastern Airlines president; Indianapolis 500; Also owned the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

🏆🏈Biff Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1895 d.2/12/1980 (84)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach
Names/Places: RN: Major Lawrence McCeney "Biff" Jones
Sports Teams: Army (player 1915-1916, coach 1926-1929), LSU (coach 1932-1934), Oklahoma (coach 1935-1936), Nebraska (coach 1937-1941)

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🏆🏈Bill Hewitt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1909 d.1/14/1947 (37)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive
Names/Places: NN:"Sticky"
Misc: Football end (Bears, Eagles), first player to be all-NFL on two different teams, Bay City, Mich.
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears (1932-1936), Philadelphia Eagles (1937-1939), Steagles (1943)

🏆⚾Wally Moses -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1910 d.10/10/1990 (80)
MLB Coach, MLB Player

🏆🥊Yvon Robert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1914 N.S. d.7/12/1971 N.S. (56)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: ring name: The Lion

🎭🏆🥊Billy Conn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1917 d.5/29/1993 (75)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Boxer

🏆⚾Danny Murtaugh -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1917 d.12/2/1976 (59)
MLB Manager
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates

🏆🏁Jack McGrath -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1919 d.11/6/1955 (36)
Auto Racer

🏆🏈Franklin Cullen "Pepper" Rodgers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1931 N.S. d.5/14/2020 N.S. (88)
College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: he led the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to an undefeated season in 1952 and later became their head coach

🏆Bill Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1931 d.11/30/2004 (73)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Goal Keeper, Scottish

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🏆🏈Homer E. "Billy" Brewer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1934 N.S. d.5/12/2018 N.S. (83)
College Football Coach, Football Player
Sports Teams: Southeastern Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, Ole Miss (all as coaches)

🏆⛸Stephanie Westerfield -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1943 d.2/15/1961 (17)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🏆⚾Ed "Spanky" Kirkpatrick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1944 N.S. d.11/15/2010 N.S. (66)
MLB Player

🏆⚾Paul Splittorff -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1946 d.5/25/2011 (64)
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏒Brian Glenwright -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1949 N.S. d.8/5/2006 N.S. (56)
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏈Rashaan Salaam -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/8/1974 d.12/5/2016 N.S. (42)
NFL Player, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1994)
Sports Teams: University of Colorado, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Memphis Maniax

🏆🏁🏊Claire Galligan -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/24/1895 N.S. d.10/8/1978 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆⚾Jim "Junior" Gilliam -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/17/1928 N.S. d.10/8/1978 N.S. (49)
MLB Player
Misc: was an American second and third baseman and coach in Negro League and Major League Baseball who spent his entire major league career with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers. He was named the 1953 National League Rookie of the Year, and was a key member of ten NL championship teams from 1953 to 1978.

✍⚖🏆Philip Noel-Baker -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/1/1889 d.10/8/1982 (92)
Author, Diplomat, Olympic Athlete, British

🏆🏌Walter Burkemo -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/9/1918 d.10/8/1986 (67)
Golfer

🏆🎳Herbert Lange -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/20/1901 d.10/8/1992 (91)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆⛸Robin Huntington Lee -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/2/1919 d.10/8/1997 (77)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🏆🏀John McLendon -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/5/1915 N.S. d.10/8/1999 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach, Basketball Coach
Misc: in both the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: North Carolina College for Negroes (1941-1952), Hampton Institute (1953-1954), Tennessee State A&I University (1955-1959), Cleveland Pipers (ABL, 1961-1962), Kentucky State (1964-1966), Cleveland State (1967-1969), Denver Rockets (ABA, 1969)

🏆🏁🏇John Henry -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/9/1975 d.10/8/2007 (32)
Racehorse

🏆⚾Dale Roberts -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/12/1942 d.10/8/2010 (68)
MLB Player
Names/Places: NN:Mountain Man

🏆🏈Al Davis -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/4/1929 d.10/8/2011 (82)
Hall of Famer, NFL Owner, NFL Executive, NFL General Manager
Misc: the only one in pro football history to be a scout, assistant coach, head coach, GM, league commissioner, and owner; GM-coach of Oakland 1963-66; helped force AFL-NFL merger as AFL commisioner (April-July,1966); returned to Oakland as managing general partner and directed club to 3 Super Bowl wins (1977,81,84); moved Raiders to Los Angeles in 1982 and back to Oakland in 1995.
Sports Teams: The Citadel (1955-1956), Southern California (1957-1959), San Diego Chargers (1960-1962), Oakland Raiders (coach 1963-1965, part owner and General Manager 1966-1971, principal owner 1972-2011)

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🏆⚾Andy Pafko -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/25/1921 d.10/8/2013 (92)
MLB Center Fielder

🏆🏈Lindy Infante -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/27/1940 d.10/8/2015 N.S. (75)
NFL Coach
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts

🏆🏈Y. A. Tittle -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/24/1926 d.10/8/2017 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback
Names/Places: RFMN:Yelberton Abraham
Misc: N.Y. Giants MVP '61,'63, 7x Pro Bowl; played 17 years in AFC and NFL; All-Pro 4 times; league MVP with San Francisco (1957) and NY Giants (1962); passed for 28,339 career yards; Giants #14 retired
Sports Teams: Baltimore Colts (1948-1950), San Francisco 49ers (1951-1960), New York Giants (1961-1964)

🏆🏒Ted Green -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/23/1940 N.S. d.10/8/2019 N.S. (79)
NHL Coach, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Names/Places: RN: Edward Joseph Green; NN: Terrible Ted

🏆⚾Edward Charles "Whitey" Ford -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/21/1928 N.S. d.10/8/2020 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:the Chairman of the Board
Misc: not to be confused with comedian Whitey Ford; he won record 10 World Series games; overall record of 236-106 with a .690 percentage; led AL in wins 3 times; won both Cy Young Award and World Series MVP in 1961 with the New York Yankees; 10x All-Star, 6x World Series champ; Yankees #16 retired
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (1950, 1953-1967)

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