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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for October 28

Last Updated 10-25-2020

🏆🏁Wilbur Shaw Jr. -- is 94 in the year 2020 and 95 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1926
Auto Racer

🏆Jim Beatty -- is 86 in the year 2020 and 87 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1934
Hall of Famer, Track and Field
Misc: ran first sub 4-minute indoor mile

🎭🏆Virginia Gordon -- is 84 in the year 2020 and 85 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1936 N.S.
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: January 1959

🏆🏀Leonard R. "Lenny" Wilkens -- is 83 in the year 2020 and 84 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1937 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Player, Olympic Athlete
Misc: He was called 'Lefty' as star passing and scoring guard player. Had two Hall Of Fame careers, one as player, one as coach; 7,211 career assists, 5,030 rebounds, 17,772 points; MVP of 1960 NIT as Providence guard; MVP of 1971 All-Star Game; coached Seattle to NBA title in 1979; Coach of Year in 1994 with Atlanta; 9x NBA All-Star, SuperSonics #19 retired
Sports Teams: St. Louis Hawks (1960-1968), Seattle SuperSonics (1968-1972), Cleveland Cavaliers (1972-1974), Portland Trail Blazers (1974-1975), Seattle SuperSonics (coach 1969-1972), Portland Trail Blazers (coach 1974-1976), Seattle SuperSonics (coach 1977-1985), Cleveland Cavaliers (coach 1986-1993), Atlanta Hawks (coach 1993-2000), Toronto Raptors (coach 2000-2003), New York Knicks (coach 2004-2005)

🏆🏌Don Iverson -- is 75 in the year 2020 and 76 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1945
Golfer

🏆🏈Jim Yarbrough -- is 74 in the year 2020 and 75 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1946
NFL Player

🏆🏈Dave (Football) Foley -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1947
NFL Player

🎭🏆Caitlyn Jenner -- is 71 in the year 2020 and 72 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1949 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Actress, Sportscaster, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Names/Places: formerly Bruce Jenner, a male; b. in Mt. Kisco, NY; NN:W.
Misc: as Bruce, won a Decathlon gold medal in '76 Olympics

🏆⚽John (Soccer) McGovern -- is 71 in the year 2020 and 72 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1949 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Midfielder, Soccer Manager, Scottish

🏆🏌Jay Don Blake -- is 62 in the year 2020 and 63 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1958
Golfer

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🏆🏀Randy Wittman -- is 61 in the year 2020 and 62 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1959
NBA Coach, NBA Guard

🏆Erik Thorstvedt -- is 58 in the year 2020 and 59 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1962
Soccer Goal Keeper, Norweigan
Misc: a top goalkeeper for England

🎭🏆Veronica Gamba -- is 57 in the year 2020 and 58 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1963
Actress, Model, Playmate, Argentine
Misc: November 1983

🏆🏒Kevin Dineen -- is 57 in the year 2020 and 58 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1963
NHL Coach, NHL Player, Canadian
Misc: played 1984-2002

🏆⛸Paul Wylie -- is 56 in the year 2020 and 57 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1964
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete

🏆⚾Lenny Harris -- is 56 in the year 2020 and 57 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1964
MLB Player

🏆🏈Eric Floyd -- is 55 in the year 2020 and 56 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1965
NFL Player

🏆🏈Mark Carrier -- is 55 in the year 2020 and 56 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1965
NFL Wide Receiver
Names/Places: distant cousin of Mark Carrier

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🏆🏈Steve Atwater -- is 54 in the year 2020 and 55 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1966 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Safety
Misc: 2x Super Bowl champ, 8x Pro Bowl
Sports Teams: Denver Broncos (1989-1998), New York Jets

🏆⚾Tim Bogar -- is 54 in the year 2020 and 55 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1966
MLB Manager, MLB Coach, MLB Player

🏆⚾Juan Guzmán -- is 54 in the year 2020 and 55 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1966
MLB Pitcher, Dominican Republican

🏆🏒Benoit Hogue -- is 54 in the year 2020 and 55 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1966
NHL Player, Canadian
Misc: played 1986-2002

🏆🏈James Joseph -- is 53 in the year 2020 and 54 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1967
NFL Runningback

🏆🏈Ernie Mills -- is 52 in the year 2020 and 53 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1968
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🏈Rodney Thomas -- is 52 in the year 2020 and 53 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1968
NFL Runningback

🏆🏈Stan Thomas -- is 52 in the year 2020 and 53 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1968
NFL Player, Football Offensive Tackle

🏆🏀Andrés Guibert -- is 52 in the year 2020 and 53 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1968
NBA Player, Cuban

🏆🏀Jerrod Mustaf -- is 51 in the year 2020 and 52 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1969
NBA Forward

🏆🏀John Coker -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1971
NBA Player

🏆🏈Calvin Jackson -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1972
NFL Player

🏆🏈Terrell Davis -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1972
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback, College Football Player
Misc: 2x Super Bowl champ, Super Bowl XXXII MVP, 3x Pro Bowl
Sports Teams: Denver Broncos (1995-2011)

🎭🏆Dayanara Torres -- is 46 in the year 2020 and 47 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1974
Actress, Beauty Pagent Winner, Puerto Rican

🏆🏈Henri Crockett -- is 46 in the year 2020 and 47 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1974
NFL Player

🎭🏆Gwendoline Christie -- is 42 in the year 2020 and 43 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1978 N.S.
Actress, Model, English
TV Shows: Game of Thrones (as Brienne of Tarth)
Movie Titles: Star Wars (series)

🏆🥊Christy Hemme -- is 40 in the year 2020 and 41 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1980 N.S.
Wrestler

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🏆⚾Nate McLouth -- is 39 in the year 2020 and 40 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1981 N.S.
MLB Outfielder
Misc: Gold Glove; active as of 2015
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals

🏆Amanda Paige -- is 36 in the year 2020 and 37 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1984
Model, Playmate
Misc: October 2005

🏆⚽Obafemi Martins -- is 36 in the year 2020 and 37 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1984 N.S.
Soccer Player, Nigerian

🏆🏒Jack Eichel -- is 24 in the year 2020 and 25 in the year 2021; b.10/28/1996 N.S.
NHL Center, American

🏆⚽Arthur Wharton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1865 d.12/13/1930 (65)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

🏆⚾Joe Page -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1917 d.4/21/1980 (62)
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:The Fireman and The Gay Reliever

🏆🏌Peggy Kirk Bell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1921 N.S. d.11/23/2016 N.S. (95)
Hall of Famer, Golfer, American

🏆🏀Aleksandar Nikolić -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1924 N.S. d.3/12/2000 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Coach, Basketball Player, Serbian
Names/Places: NN: The Father of Yugoslav Basketball

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⚖🏆⚾Bowie Kent Kuhn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1926 d.3/15/2007 (80)
Hall of Famer, Lawyer, MLB Executive
Names/Places: Jim Bowie's descendant
Misc: the 5th MLB Commissioner 1969-83

🏆⚽Lawrie Reilly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1928 d.7/22/2013 (84)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🎭🏆Suzy Parker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1933 d.5/3/2003 (69)
Movie Actress, Model
Names/Places: RFN:Cecilia

🏆🏈Herman Ike Boone -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1935 N.S. d.12/18/2019 N.S. (0)
High School Football Coach
Misc: he coached the 1971 T. C. Williams High School football team to a 13-0 season, state championship, and national championship runner-up. That season was the basis for the 2000 film Remember the Titans, where Boone was portrayed by Denzel Washington.

🏆⚾Sammy Stewart -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/28/1954 N.S. d.3/2/2018 N.S. (63)
MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: Baltimore Orioles

🏆🥊John Carmel Heenan -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/2/1834 d.10/28/1873 (39)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: bareknuckle boxer

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

🏆🥊Marcel Cerdan -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/22/1916 d.10/28/1949 (33)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, French

🏆🏒Bruce Stuart -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/30/1881 d.10/28/1961 (79)
Hall of Famer, NHL Forward, Canadian
Misc: NHL Rover; played 1899-1911
Sports Teams: Quebec Bulldogs, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Wanderers, Portage Lakes Hockey Club, Pittsburgh Professionals, Pittsburgh Victorias

🏆🏒William George "Billy" McGimsie -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/7/1880 N.S. d.10/28/1968 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Sports Teams: Kenora Thistles (possibly 1901-1907)

⚛🎭🏆🥊Georges Carpentier -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/12/1894 d.10/28/1975 (81)
Hall of Famer, Pilot, Actor, Boxer, French
Names/Places: PRON: Car-pont-yay
Misc: a world light-heavyweight champion (1920-22) and a European champion at four weight classes

🏆🏁Darell Dieringer -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/1/1926 d.10/28/1989 (63)
Auto Racer
Misc: a NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series driver.

🏆Aleksandra Chadina -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/6/1923 N.S. d.10/28/1990 N.S. (66)
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, Soviet
Misc: 2 silver 1952

🏆⚾Andújar Cedeño -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/21/1969 d.10/28/2000 N.S. (31)
MLB Shortstop, Dominican Republican

🏆🥊Jimmy McLarnin -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/17/1905 d.10/28/2004 (98)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Canadian, Irish
Misc: a member of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame and the International Boxing Hall of Fame

🏆Robert William Patrick "Bob" Broeg -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/18/1918 N.S. d.10/28/2005 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Sports Writer
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (coverage)

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🏆🥊Trevor Berbick -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1954 d.10/28/2006 (52)
Boxer, Canadian, Jamaican
Misc: the last boxer to fight Muhammad Ali but lost his world heavyweight title to Mike Tyson

🏆🏀Red Auerbach -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/20/1917 d.10/28/2006 (89)
Hall of Famer, NBA Executive, NBA Coach
Names/Places: RN:Arnold Jacob Auerbach
Misc: the winningest coach in NBA history; won 1,037 times (including playoffs) in 20 years; as coach-GM, led Boston to 9 NBA titles, including 8 in a row (1959-66); NBA Coach of the Year award named after him; retired as Celtics' coach in 1966 and as GM in '84; club president.
Sports Teams: Washington Capitols (1946-1950), Tri-Cities Blackhawks (1949-1950), Boston Celtics (1950-1966 coach and president)

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