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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for October 12

Last Updated 05-13-2022

🏆🏁Ned Jarrett -- is 90 in the year 2022 and 91 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1932
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Auto Racer
Misc: NASCAR Hall of Famer: 50 Grand National victories; NASCAR Commentator

🏆⚾Tony Kubek -- is 86 in the year 2022 and 87 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1936
Baseball Announcer, MLB Shortstop
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 2009
Sports Teams: New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays (sportscaster)
TV Shows: NBC Sports; Monday Night Baseball (ABC)

🏆🏈Jerry Hill -- is 83 in the year 2022 and 84 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1939
NFL Runningback
Misc: Super Bowl III, V
Sports Teams: Baltimore Colts

🏆🏒Lawrence Jeffrey -- is 82 in the year 2022 and 83 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1940
NHL Forward, Canadian

🏆⚾Lynn Becker -- is 80 in the year 2022 and 81 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1942
MLB Player

🏆🏈Dan Medlin -- is 73 in the year 2022 and 74 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1949
NFL Guard
Misc: Super Bowl XI
Sports Teams: Oakland Raiders

🎭🎵🏆Susan Anton -- is 72 in the year 2022 and 73 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1950
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Producer, Singer, Beauty Pagent Winner
Names/Places: b. in Yucaipa, CA
Misc: Muriel Cigars; Miss California 1969
TV Shows: Stop Susan Williams (as Susan Williams), Baywatch
Movie Titles: Goldengirl, Cannonball Run II, Spring Fever

🏆🏈Bernie Ruoff -- is 71 in the year 2022 and 72 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1951
CFL Figure, Football Punter, West German
Misc: CFL kicker
Sports Teams: Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, New England Steamrollers (AFL), British Columbia Lions

🏆🏌Sally Little -- is 71 in the year 2022 and 72 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1951
Golfer, South African

🏆⚾Sid Fernandez -- is 60 in the year 2022 and 61 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1962
MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: New York Mets

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🏆⚾Chris Fernandez -- is 60 in the year 2022 and 61 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1962
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏒Dave Brown -- is 60 in the year 2022 and 61 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1962
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏈Michael Zordich -- is 59 in the year 2022 and 60 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1963
NFL Player

🏆🏒Randy Wood -- is 59 in the year 2022 and 60 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1963
NHL Left Wing, American

🏆⚾Luis Polonia -- is 58 in the year 2022 and 59 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1964
MLB Outfielder, Dominican Republican

🏆🏈Chris Chandler -- is 57 in the year 2022 and 58 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1965
NFL Quarterback

🏆🏒Todd Krygier -- is 57 in the year 2022 and 58 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1965
NHL Player

🏆🏒J. J. Daigneault -- is 57 in the year 2022 and 58 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1965
NHL Player, Canadian

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🏆🏈Leon Lett -- is 54 in the year 2022 and 55 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1968
NFL Tackle

🏆🏈Terry Ray -- is 53 in the year 2022 and 54 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1969
NFL Player

🏆⚾José Valentín -- is 53 in the year 2022 and 54 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1969
MLB Shortstop, Puerto Rican

🏆🏈Herman Arvie -- is 52 in the year 2022 and 53 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1970
NFL Player, Football Offensive Tackle

🏆🏈🏀Charlie Ward -- is 52 in the year 2022 and 53 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1970
College Football Player, NBA Guard
Names/Places: b. in Thomasville, GA
Misc: College Football QB and Basketball G; led Florida St. to national football championship in 1993; Heisman Trophy (1993) winner and the first to play for national champs since Tony Dorsett in 1976; also won Sullivan Award as nation's top amateur athlete; 3-year starter for FSU basketball team; not taken in NFL Draft; 1st round pick (26th overall) of NY Knicks in NBA Draft.
Sports Teams: Florida State (football), New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets

🎭🏆Neriah Davis -- is 50 in the year 2022 and 51 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1972
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: March 1994

🏆🏈Singor Mobley -- is 50 in the year 2022 and 51 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1972
NFL Player, CFL Figure, Football Linebacker, Football Safety

🏆Marion Jones -- is 47 in the year 2022 and 48 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1975
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field

🏆🏁🎿Bode Miller -- is 45 in the year 2022 and 46 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1977
Skier, Ski Racer, Olympic Athlete

🏆🏈Adrian Wilson -- is 43 in the year 2022 and 44 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1979
NFL Safety

🎭🏆Ayesha Omer -- is 41 in the year 2022 and 42 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1981 N.S.
Actress, Model, Pakistan

🎭🎵🏆Tyler Blackburn -- is 36 in the year 2022 and 37 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1986
Actor, Singer, Model
Names/Places: RN:Tyler Jordon Blackburn
TV Shows: Pretty Little Liars (as Caleb Rivers), Ravenswood
Movie Titles: Peach Plum Pear, Love is All You Need?

🏆Brittany Brousseau -- is 34 in the year 2022 and 35 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1988
Model, Playmate
Misc: May 2015

🏆🏒Sean Monahan -- is 28 in the year 2022 and 29 in the year 2023; b.10/12/1994 N.S.
NHL Center, Canadian

🏆William Leggett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1848 d.10/28/1925 (77)
Sports Figure
Misc: organized the 1st football game in 1869 with William Gummere

🏆⚾John Preston "Pete" Hill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1882 d.12/19/1951 (69)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure
Misc: some say b. 1880; was an American outfielder and manager in baseball's Negro Leagues from 1899 to 1925.

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🏆🏁🏊George Hodgson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1893 N.S. d.5/1/1983 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Canadian
Misc: considered by many to be the greatest swimmer in Canadian history.

💰🏆⚾Joe Cronin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1906 d.9/7/1984 (77)
Hall of Famer, Executive, MLB Manager, MLB Shortstop
Names/Places: RFN:Joseph Edward
Misc: AL League president 1959-74; MVP 1930
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates (player 1926-1927), Boston Red Sox (player 1935-1945, manager 1935-1947), Washington Senators (player 1928-1934, manager 1933-1934)

🏆⛸Maribel Yerxa Vinson-Owen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1911 d.2/15/1961 (49)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🏆🎳Chuck O'Donnell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1913 d.3/28/2001 (87)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆🎾Jaroslav Drobný -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1921 N.S. d.9/13/2001 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Czech

🏆William Clark "Bill" Steinkraus -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1925 d.11/29/2017 N.S. (92)
Equestrian, American

🏆🏁Hans Liebold -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1926 d.10/3/2009 (82)
Auto Racer, German
Misc: holder of the record for the highest average lap speed for an automobile at 250.958 at Nardo, Italy.

🎭🎵🏆Daliah Lavi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1942 N.S. d.5/3/2017 N.S. (74)
Movie Actress, Singer, Model, Palestinian
Movie Titles: Casino Royale

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🏆🥊Dusty Rhodes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1945 d.6/11/2015 (69)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Virgil Riley Runnels Jr.; aka "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
Misc: Wrestling trainer, worked for WWE

🏆⚾Glenn Beckert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1949 N.S. d.4/12/2020 N.S. (70)
MLB Player
Misc: 4x All Star, Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs (1965-1973)

🏆🏈Jeff Winans -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1951 d.12/21/2012 N.S. (61)
NFL Defensive End
Misc: d. Dec 22?

🏆Lane Clyde Frost -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1963 N.S. d.7/30/1989 N.S. (25)
Hall of Famer, Sports Figure
Misc: Bull rider

🏆🏈Bronzell Miller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1971 d.12/21/2013 N.S. (42)
NFL Defensive End

🏆🥊Jimmy Garcia -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1971 d.5/19/1995 (23)
Boxer, Colombian

🏆⚽Michael "Mike" Bookie -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/12/1904 N.S. d.10/12/1944 N.S. (40)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Forward

🎭🏆🎾Nat Pendleton -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/9/1895 d.10/12/1967 (72)
Movie Actor, Tennis Player, Olympic Athlete

🏆🏁🏊Harry Hebner -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/15/1891 N.S. d.10/12/1968 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, American

🎭🏆⛸Sonja Henie -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/8/1912 d.10/12/1969 (57)
Movie Actress, Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete, Norweigan
Misc: Norweigan world champ 1927-36; Olympic gold medalist 1928,32,& 36; earned $1 million (the first female athlete to do so).

🏆🥊Ernie Roth -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/30/1926 N.S. d.10/12/1983 N.S. (57)
Hall of Famer, Wrestling Manager
Names/Places: aka: The Grand Wizard of Wrestling and Wrestling Farouk

🏆🎾Jean-René Lacoste -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/2/1904 d.10/12/1996 (92)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, French
Names/Places: NN:Le Crocodile
Misc: alligator shirt designer; one of The Four Musketeers, a French quartet that dominated men's world tennis in 1920s and '30s, winning 8 straight French singles titles (1925-32), 6 Wimbledons in a row (1924-29) and 6 consecutive Davis Cups (1927-32); some say b. 1905

⛪🎭🏆🏀Wilton Norman "Wilt The Stilt" Chamberlain -- Death 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)

💰🏆⚾Joan B. Kroc -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/27/1928 d.10/12/2003 (75)
Restaurateur, MLB Owner
Misc: McDonalds owner
Sports Teams: San Diego Padres (owned)

🏆🏁🏇Willie "Bill" Shoemaker -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/19/1931 N.S. d.10/12/2003 N.S. (72)
Hall of Famer, Jockey
Names/Places: b. in Fabens, Texas
Misc: made 40,350 starts, winning 8,833 races, 6,136 places, 4,987 shows, 1,009 state winners, four Kentucky Derby wins, two Preakness wins, five Belmont Stakes wins, and 11 Triple crown wins; he earned $123,375,524 in 1014 stakes wins; Jockey's Guild Pres, trainer; 3-time Eclipse Award winner as Jockey (1981) and special award recipient (1976,81); oldest jockey to win Kentucky Derby (age 54, aboard Ferdinand in 1986); retired in 1990 to become trainer; paralyzed in 1991 auto accident but continues to train horses; in 1956 he won $2 million.

🏆⚾Johnny Callison -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/12/1939 d.10/12/2006 (67)
MLB Player
Misc: All Star MVP in 1964
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies

🏆🏈Charles Evans -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/16/1967 d.10/12/2008 N.S. (41)
NFL Fullback

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🏆🏈Lenvil Elliott -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/2/1951 d.10/12/2008 N.S. (57)
NFL Runningback
Misc: Super Bowl XVI
Sports Teams: San Francisco '49ers

🏆⚾Kevin Foster -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/13/1969 d.10/12/2008 (39)
MLB Player

🏆🏁🏊Alberto Castagnetti -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1943 N.S. d.10/12/2009 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Italian
Misc: Swimming Coach

🏆🏈Woody Peoples -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/16/1943 d.10/12/2010 (67)
NFL Player
Misc: Super Bowl XV
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Eagles

🏆🥊Vitali Kuznetsov -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/16/1941 d.10/12/2011 (70)
Judo, Olympic Athlete, Russian
Misc: (Olympic-silver-1972)

🎵🏆Colleen Farrington -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/5/1936 N.S. d.10/12/2015 N.S. (79)
Singer, Model, Playmate
Names/Places: Diane Lane's mother
Misc: October 1957 Playmate; Nightclub Singer

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