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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for October 17

Last Updated 12-01-2021

🏆🥊James Donald Raschke -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.10/17/1940 N.S. or 10/16/1940 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: ring name: Baron von Raschke

🎭🏆Marsha Hunt -- is 104 in the year 2021 and 105 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1917 N.S.
Political Activist, Movie Actress, Model

🏆🏈Dave Cutler -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1945
Hall of Famer, CFL Figure, Football Placekicker, Canadian
Misc: in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Edmonton Eskimos

🎭🏆Bob Seagren -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1946
Hall of Famer, Actor, Olympic Athlete, Pole Vaulter, Track and Field
Names/Places: FN:Robert Lloyd
Misc: won gold medal in pole vault at 1968 Olympics; broke world outdoor record 5 times, first American to clear 18 feet
TV Shows: Soap (as Dennis Phillips)

🏆🏁🏊Ross Elliott Wales -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1947 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏒Ken Morrow -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1956
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 1980 U.S. Olympic Team; played 1980-1989
Sports Teams: New York Islanders (NHL), New England Whalers (WHA)

🏆🏈Steve Douglas McMichael -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1957
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player, Football Coach, Football Defensive Tackle
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Texas, New England Patriots (1980), Chicago Bears (1981-1993), Green Bay Packers (1994), Chicago Slaughter (coach, 2007-2013)

🎭🏆🎾Vincent Van Patten -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1957
TV/Movie Actor, Director, Sports Commentator, Tennis Player
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn, NY; Dick's son
TV Shows: Apple's Way (as Paul Apple), Three For the Road, World Poker Tour (commentator)
Movie Titles: Rock and Roll High School, Hell Night, Yesterday

🏆🏌Blaine McCallister -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1958
Golfer

🎭🏆Geraldine "Gig" Gangel -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1958 N.S.
Actress, Model, Playmate
Names/Places: MaLN:Harlingen
Misc: January 1980

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🏆🏌Jay Delsing -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1960
Golfer

🏆⚾Dan Pasqua -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1961
MLB Player

🏆🏀Jay Humphries -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1962
NBA Guard

🏆🏁🏇Pat Valenzuela -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1962
Jockey

🏆⚾Glenn Braggs -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1962
MLB Player

🏆🎾Stefan Eriksson -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1963
Tennis Player, Swedish

🏆⚾Dave Miller -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1964
MLB Player

🏆🏁Tommy Kendall -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1966
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, Auto Racer

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🏆🏀Danny Ferry -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1966
NBA General Manager, NBA Forward

🏆🏈Reggie Clark -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1967
NFL Linebacker

🏆⚾Mark Johnson -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1967
MLB Player

🏆🏌Ernie Els -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1969
Hall of Famer, Golfer, South African

🏆🏀Joe Courtney -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1969
NBA Player

🏆⚾John Mabry -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1970
MLB Player

🏆🏈Byron Chamberlain -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1971
NFL Tight End

🏆🏈Ernest Dixon -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1971
NFL Linebacker

🏆🏈Henry McMillian -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1971
NFL Tackle

🏆🏈Keith McKenzie -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1973
NFL Tackle, NFL Defensive End
Misc: Superbowl XXXI
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers

🏆⚾John Rocker -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1974
MLB Pitcher
Misc: Relief pitcher with a bigger mouth than can be tolerated

🏆Brooke Richards -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1976
Model, Playmate
Misc: December 1999

🏆🏁Kimi Räikkönen -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1979 N.S.
Auto Racer, Finnish
Names/Places: NN: The Ice Man

🏆🥊Holly Holm -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1981 N.S.
Boxer, Mixed Martial Arts

🏆🥊Luke Rockhold -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1984 N.S.
Mixed Martial Arts

🏆⚾Carlos González -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1985 N.S.
MLB Outfielder, Venezuelan
Misc: 2x All-Star, 3x Gold Glove, Silver Slugger; active as of 2015
Sports Teams: Colorado Rockies

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🏆🥊Christina (Wrestler) Crawford -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1988 N.S.
Wrestler
Names/Places: ring name: Caylee Turner

🏆⚾William "Buck" Ewing -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1859 N.S. d.10/20/1906 N.S. (47)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Catcher
Sports Teams: Troy Trojans (1880-1882), New York Gothams/Giants (1883-1889), New York Giants (PL 1890), New York Giants (1891-1892), Cleveland Spiders (1893-1894), Cincinnati Reds (1895-1897), New York Giants (PL manager 1890), Cincinnati Reds (manager 1895-1899), New York Giants (manager 1900)

🏆⚾Paul Derringer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1906 d.11/17/1987 (81)
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾Red Rolfe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1908 d.7/8/1969 (60)
MLB Manager, MLB Player

🏆Richard Leonard Young -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1917 N.S. d.8/30/1987 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Sports Writer

💰🏆🏈Ralph Wilson Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1918 d.3/25/2014 (95)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, NFL Owner
Misc: 2x AFL champ, 4x AFC champ; Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame
Sports Teams: Buffalo Bills (founder and owner 1959-2014)

🏆🏈🏀Don Coryell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1924 d.7/1/2010 (85)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, College Football Coach, College Basketball Player
Names/Places: NN:Air Coryell
Misc: in the Chargers and College Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Washington (defensive back 1949-1951), Whittier College (1957-1959), USC (assistant 1960), San Diego State (1961-1962), St. Louis Cardinals (1973-1977), San Diego Chargers (1978-1986)

🏆🏈Paul Salata -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1926 N.S. d.10/16/2021 N.S. (94)
NFL Wide Receiver

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🏆⚾Johnny Klippstein -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1927 d.10/10/2003 (75)
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾Jim "Junior" Gilliam -- Birth 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.

🏆🎳Marvin "Bud" Stoudt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1931 N.S. d.4/6/2021 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆🏋Paul Anderson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1932 d.8/15/1994 (61)
Weightlifter
Misc: one of America's greatest light super heavyweight lifter (Olympic-gold-1956)

🏆⚽Johnny Haynes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1934 d.10/18/2005 (71)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English

🎭🏆Delores Wells -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1937 N.S. d.2/9/2016 N.S. (78)
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: June 1960

🏆🏁🏍Evel Knievel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1938 d.11/30/2007 (69)
Motorcyclist
Names/Places: b. in Butte, MT; RFMN:Robert Craig
Misc: Daredevil Stuntrider

🏆🏈Herbert Vaughn Orvis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1946 N.S. d.8/14/2020 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Colorado, Detroit Lions, Baltimore Colts

🏆🏁🚲Stephen Wooldridge -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1977 N.S. d.8/15/2017 N.S. (39)
Bicyclist, Olympic Athlete, Australian

🏆⚾George Stacey Davis -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/23/1870 d.10/17/1940 (70)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Shortstop
Sports Teams: Cleveland Spiders (1890-1892), New York Giants (1893-1901), Chicago White Sox (1902), New York Giants (1903), Chicago White Sox (1904-1909), New York Giants (as manager, 1895, 1900-1901)

🏆🎾Tom Pettitt -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/19/1859 d.10/17/1946 (86)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🏒John Georges "Buck" Boucher -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/19/1895 N.S. d.10/17/1960 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1915-1933
Sports Teams: Ottawa Senators, Montreal Maroons, Chicago Black Hawks

🏆⚾Bob Swift -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/6/1915 d.10/17/1966 (51)
MLB Manager, MLB Coach, MLB Catcher

🏆🏒"Turk" Broda -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1914 d.10/17/1972 (58)
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Misc: playing career 1935-1943, 1946-1951
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs

🏆⚾🏈Cal Hubbard -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/31/1900 d.10/17/1977 (76)
Hall of Famer, MLB Player, MLB Umpire, NFL Tackle
Names/Places: RFN:Robert
Misc: in the Pro Football, College Football and Baseball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1927-1928), Green Bay Packers (1929-1933, 1935), New York Giants (1936), Pittsburgh Pirates (1936)

🏆⚽Joseph "Joe" S. Carenza Sr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/9/1924 N.S. d.10/17/1981 N.S. (56)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player
Misc: midfielder who played on numerous St. Louis teams in the 1940s and 50s. Coached Washington University's men's soccer team from 1959-1964

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🏆🏁🏃Ralph Hill -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/26/1908 d.10/17/1994 (85)
Runner, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 5K runner (Olympic-1932)

🏆🏈Leo Nomellini -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/19/1924 d.10/17/2000 (76)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive, NFL Tackle
Misc: 10x Pro Bowl, 9x All-Pro; 49ers #73 retired
Group Names: San Francisco 49ers (1960-1963)

🏆🏌Harry Cooper -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/6/1904 d.10/17/2000 (96)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Names/Places: NN:Lighthorse

🎵🏆Micheline Ostermeyer -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/23/1922 d.10/17/2001 (78)
Pianist, Olympic Athlete, French
Misc: shot-put/discus thrower (Oly-gold-1948)

🏆🏁🏊Aileen Riggin -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/2/1906 N.S. d.10/17/2002 N.S. (96)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: MN: Muriel; aka Aileen Soule or Aileen Riggin Soule

🏆🏈Charlie Justice -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/18/1924 d.10/17/2003 (79)
NFL Player

🏆⚾Ray Boone -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/27/1923 d.10/17/2004 (81)
MLB Player

🏆⚽Howard Kendall -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/22/1946 d.10/17/2015 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, English
Misc: midfielder and manager

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