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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for October 18

Last Updated 10-25-2020

🏆🏈Boyd Dowler -- is 83 in the year 2020 and 84 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1937
NFL Wide Receiver
Misc: Super Bowl I, II
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers

🏆⚾Bobby Knoop -- is 82 in the year 2020 and 83 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1938 N.S.
MLB Player
Misc: 3x Gold Glove

🏆🏈Mike Ditka -- is 81 in the year 2020 and 82 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1939
Hall of Famer, Sports Analyst, NFL Coach, NFL Tight End
Names/Places: aka "Da Bearz" coach; aka Michael Keller Ditka; RN:Michael Dyczko
Misc: 5x All Pro and Pro Bowl; in both College and Pro Football Halls of Fame; Chicago Bears Rookie of the Year [1961]; Super Bowl V, VI, XX; Bears and Panthers #89 retired
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears (1961-1966), Philadelphia Eagles (1967-1968), Dallas Cowboys (1969-1972), Dallas Cowboys (Asst. Coach 1973-1981), Chicago Bears (coach 1982-1992), New Orleans Saints (coach 1997-1999)
TV Shows: NBC Sports (analyst)

🏆⚾Willie Horton -- is 78 in the year 2020 and 79 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1942
MLB Outfielder

🏆Avis Kimble -- is 76 in the year 2020 and 77 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1944
Model, Playmate
Misc: November 1962 (editor's note: she was 17 when she was a Playmate)

🏆⚾Jerry Royster -- is 68 in the year 2020 and 69 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1952
MLB Coach, MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers

🏆⚽Alan Willey -- is 64 in the year 2020 and 65 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1956
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English

🏆🎾Martina Navratilova -- is 64 in the year 2020 and 65 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1956
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Czech, Lesbian
Names/Places: b. in Prague
Misc: some say; b. Oct 10; No.1 player in the world 7 times (1978-79,82-86); won her record ninth Wimbledon singles title in 1990; alsowon 4 U.S. Opens, 3 Australian and 2 French; in all, won 18 Grand Slam singles titles and 38 Grand Slam doubles titles; had 861 match record in singles in 1983; entered 1994 as all-time women's leader in singles titles (166) and money won ($19.4 million) over 20 years; reached 12th Wimbledon final in '94, losing to Conchita Martinez; retired after '94 season.

🏆🥊Thomas "Tommy Hit Man" Hearns -- is 62 in the year 2020 and 63 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1958 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Names/Places: b. in Detroit, MI; NN:Tommy
Misc: the first to win world titles in 5 different weight divisions; has held recognized world titles as welterweight, light middleweight, middleweight and light heavyweight; four career losses have come against Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler and twice to Iran Barkley.

🏆🏒Kjell Samuelsson -- is 62 in the year 2020 and 63 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1958
NHL Coach, NHL Player, Swedish

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🎭🏆Emily Arth -- is 60 in the year 2020 and 61 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1960
Actress, Model, Playmate
Names/Places: aka Emily Feinberg
Misc: June 1988

🎭🏆🥊Jean-Claude Van Damme -- is 60 in the year 2020 and 61 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1960
Movie Actor, Karate, Kickboxer, Belgiumese
Movie Titles: Timecop, Kickboxer, Cyborg, Bloodsport, The Expendables 2, Universal Soldier, Double Impact, Hard Target, Nowhere to Run, Predator II, Timecop, Sudden Death

🏆🏒Doug Lidster -- is 60 in the year 2020 and 61 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1960
NHL Coach, NHL Player, Canadian

🎭🎮🏆Angela Visser -- is 54 in the year 2020 and 55 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1966
Actress, Video Game Voice Actress, Beauty Pagent Winner
Misc: Miss Universe 1989
TV Shows: USA High
Movie Titles: Killer Tomatoes Eat France, Spy Hard
Video Games: Medal of Honor (series)

🏆Jerod Swallow -- is 54 in the year 2020 and 55 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1966
Hall of Famer, Ice Dancer

🏆⚾Alan Mills -- is 54 in the year 2020 and 55 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1966
MLB Pitcher

🏆🎾Michael Stich -- is 52 in the year 2020 and 53 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1968 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, German
Misc: PRON:Shtikh, not Steek, Stick, or Stitch; b. Feb 7?

🏆🏀Anthony Avent -- is 51 in the year 2020 and 52 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1969
NBA Forward

🏆🏈Shane Bonham -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1970
NFL Player, Football Defensive Tackle

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🏆⚾Doug Mirabelli -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1970
MLB Catcher

🏆⚾Jeff McNeely -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1970
MLB Center Fielder

🏆🏈Bob Whitfield -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1971
NFL Player, Football Offensive Tackle

🎭🏆Joy Bryant -- is 46 in the year 2020 and 47 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1974
Actress, Model
TV Shows: Parenthood (as Jasmine Trussell)
Movie Titles: Bobby, Spider-Man 2, Antwone Fisher, The Skeleton Key, Get Rich or Die Tryin'

🏆⚾Alex Cora -- is 46 in the year 2020 and 47 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1974
Sports Analyst, MLB Infielder, Puerto Rican

🏆⚽Robbie Savage -- is 46 in the year 2020 and 47 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1974 N.S.
Soccer Player, Welsh (Wales)

🏆🏉Mike Tindall -- is 42 in the year 2020 and 43 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1978 N.S.
Rugby Player, English

🏆⚽Dante (Soccer) -- is 37 in the year 2020 and 38 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1983 N.S.
Soccer Player, Brazilian
Names/Places: RN: Dante Bonfim Costa Santos
Misc: Soccer Center Back

🎭🏆Frieda Pinto -- is 36 in the year 2020 and 37 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1984
Actress, Model, India
Movie Titles: Slumdog Millionaire, Day of the Falcon, Immortals

🏆🏁🎿Lindsey Vonn -- is 36 in the year 2020 and 37 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1984
Skier, Olympic Athlete

🏆⚾Yoenis Céspedes -- is 35 in the year 2020 and 36 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1985
MLB Player, Cuban
Misc: 2x Home Run Derby winner, Gold Glove; active as of 2015

🏆🏀Brittney Griner -- is 30 in the year 2020 and 31 in the year 2021; b.10/18/1990 N.S.
College Basketball Player
Misc: WNBA Player

🏆🥊William "Bendigo" Thompson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/18/1811 N.S. d.8/23/1880 N.S. (68)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🏆⚾William "Candy" Cummings -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/18/1848 N.S. d.5/16/1924 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: creator of the curve ball; presidet of International Association for Professional Baseball Players
Sports Teams: Excelisior of Brooklyn, Star of Brooklyn, New York Mutuals, Baltimore Canaries, Philadelphia White Stockings, Hartford Dark Blues, Cincinnatti Reds

🏆🏒Anthony Joseph "Tony" Conroy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/18/1895 N.S. d.1/11/1978 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete

🏆🏈Keith (Broadcaster) Jackson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/18/1928 d.1/12/2018 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Football Announcer
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia, PA; NN:Mr. College Football
Misc: College Football sportscasters 1952-2006
TV Shows: Monday Night Football, Monday Night Baseball, ABC Sports (1966-2006)

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🏆⚾Andy Carey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/18/1931 d.12/15/2011 (80)
MLB Player

🏆🏈Forrest Gregg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/18/1933 N.S. d.4/12/2019 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Guard, NFL Tackle, College Football Coach
Misc: 6x NFL Champion, 3x Super Bowl Champ, 9x Pro Bowl, AFC Coach of the Year [1981]
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers (1956-1970), Dallas Cowboys (1971), San Diego Chargers (coach 1972-1973), Cleveland Browns (coach 1974), Cleveland Browns (coach 1975-1977), Toronto Argonauts (coach 1979), Cincinnati Bengals (coach 1980-1983), Green Bay Packers (coach 1984-1987), SMU (coach 1989-1990), Shreveport Pirates (coach 1994-1995)

🎭🏆Allison Parks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/18/1943 d.6/21/2010 (68)
Actress, Model, Playmate
Names/Places: RN:Gloria Sharlene Waldron
Misc: October 1965; Playboy Playmate of the Year 1966

🏆🏀John Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/18/1947 d.1/7/2016 N.S. (68)
NBA Player
Names/Places: RN:John Howard Getty Johnson
Sports Teams: Seattle Supersonics

🏆⚾Edward Joseph "Ed" Farmer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/18/1949 N.S. d.4/1/2020 N.S. (70)
Baseball Announcer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: he spent nearly 30 years and a White Sox radio broadcaster

🏆⚾Marvin Goodwin -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/16/1891 d.10/18/1925 (34)
MLB Pitcher

🏆🎾Fred Hovey -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/7/1868 d.10/18/1945 (77)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

✍🏆🏌Bernard Darwin -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/7/1876 d.10/18/1961 (85)
Hall of Famer, Writer, Golfer, Golf Writer, English
Names/Places: grandson of naturalist Charles

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🏆🥊Kidd Williams -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/5/1893 d.10/18/1963 (69)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Danish (Denmark)
Names/Places: RN:John Gutenko

🏆🏁Bill Muncey -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/12/1928 d.10/18/1981 (52)
Hall of Famer, Hydroplane Racer
Misc: in the Motorsports Hall of Fame

🏆⚾Ferris Roy Fain -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/29/1921 d.10/18/2001 (80)
MLB First Baseman

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

🏆⚾Wilbur "Bill" King -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/6/1927 N.S. d.10/18/2005 N.S. (78)
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)

🏆🏈Kent Hull -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/13/1961 d.10/18/2011 N.S. (50)
NFL Center

🏆⚾Merritt Ranew -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/10/1938 d.10/18/2011 (73)
MLB Catcher

🏆🏀Slater Martin -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/22/1925 d.10/18/2012 (86)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player, College Basketball Player
Names/Places: RN:Slater Nelson Martin Jr.; NN:Dugie
Misc: 5x NBA Champion, 7x NBA All-Star; star ball handler for the title-winning Minneapolis Lakers of the 1950s, then also the 1958 St. Louis Hawks.
Sports Teams: University of Texas, Minneapolis Lakers (1949-1956), New York Knicks (1956), St. Louis Hawks (1956-1960, coach 1957), Houston Mavericks (coach 1967-1969)

🏆🏈"Bum" Phillips -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/29/1923 N.S. d.10/18/2013 N.S. (90)
Football Announcer, NFL Coach, NFL Player
TV Shows: Houston Oilers, New Orleans Saints

🏆🏒Allan Stanley -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/1/1926 d.10/18/2013 (87)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1946-1969
Sports Teams: Providence Reds (AHL), Vancouver Canucks (WHL), New York Rangers, Chicago Black Hawks, Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers

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