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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for May 2

Last Updated 05-04-2021

🏆🏌Mike Joyce -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1939

🏆🥊Barry Tompkins -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1940 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Sports Journalist, Sports Announcer, Boxing Figure
Misc: HBO boxing broadcaster, ESPN Top Rank Boxing series, Fox Sports Sunday Night Fights; ShoBox: The Next Generation for Showtime; 4x Emmy award winner
Movie Titles: Rocky IV (as a ringside commentator)

🏆⚾Clay Carroll -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1941
MLB Pitcher

🏆Jacques Rogue -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1942
Sports Executive
Misc: former International Olympic Committee President

🏆🏀Nate Williams -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1950
NBA Player

🏆🏀Jamaal Wilkes -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1953
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward
Names/Places: RFN:Keith
Misc: 3x Academic All-America (UCLA, 1972, 1973, 1974); Consensus first-team All-American (1974); NBA Rookie of the Year (1975); 3x NBA All-Star; 4x NBA champion (Golden State Warriors, 1975; Los Angeles Lakers, 1980, 1982, 1985)
Sports Teams: UCLA, Golden State Warriors (1974-1977), Los Angeles Lakers (1977-1985), Los Angeles Clippers (1985)

🏆⚾Keith Moreland -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1953
MLB Outfielder
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs

🏆⚾Thomas Steven Rippley -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1954
MLB Umpire

🏆⚽William Ferguson "Willie" Miller -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1955 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
Misc: defender who made a club record 558 appearances for Aberdeen

🏆🏈Russ Grimm -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1959
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Misc: 4x Pro Bowl, 4x First Team All-Pro, 4x Super Bowl champ
Sports Teams: Washington Redskins (player 1981-1991), Washington Redskins (coach, 1992-1996), Washington Redskins (coach, 1997-2000), Pittsburgh Steelers (coach, 2001-2012), Tennessee Titans (coach, 2016-present)

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🏆🏀Roy Hinson -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1961
NBA Forward

🏆🎱Jimmy White -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1962 N.S.
Snooker Player, English

🏆⚾Félix José -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1965
MLB Outfielder, Dominican Republican

🏆⚽Jeff Agoos -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1968
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

🏆Brian Lara -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1969 N.S.
Cricket Player, Trinidad And Tobago

🏆🏈Glen Young -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1969
NFL Player, CFL Figure, Canadian

🏆🏈Greg Bishop -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1971
NFL Player

🎭🏆Jennifer Miriam -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1972
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: March 1997

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🎭🏆🥊Dwayne Douglas "The Rock" Johnson -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1972 N.S.
Actor, Wrestler
Movie Titles: The Rundown, The Mummy Returns, Walking Tall (2004), The Game Plan, Race to Witch Mountain

🏆🏁🏊Jill Savery -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1972 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏒Scott Bailey -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1972
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆⚾Ramón Tatís -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1973
MLB Pitcher, Dominican Republican

🏆⚽David Beckham -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1975
Hall of Famer, Soccer Midfielder, English

🏆🏁🎿Tina Maze -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1983 N.S.
Skier, Slovenian

🏆⛸Sarah Hughes -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1985
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🏆🏁Kyle Busch -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1985 N.S.
Auto Racer

🏆⚽David Nugent -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1985 N.S.
Soccer Player, English

🎨🎭🏆Thomas McDonell -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1986 N.S.
Artist, Actor, Model
TV Shows: The 100 (as Finn)
Movie Titles: Prom

🏆🏀Paul George -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1990 N.S.
NBA Player

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

🏆⚾Edward "Eddie" Collins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1887 N.S. d.3/25/1951 N.S. (63)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Second Baseman
Names/Places: NN: Cocky
Misc: AL Chalmers Award Winner 1914; 3309 hits with the White Sox & A's; 4x World Series champ, 4x AL stolen base leader
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (player 1906-1914), Chicago White Sox (player 1915-1926), Philadelphia Athletics (player 1927-1930), Chicago White Sox (manager 1924-1926)

🏆🎳John Crimmins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1895 d.1/30/1992 (96)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Names/Places: NN:The General

🎭🏆🏁🏊Norman Ross -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1895 N.S. d.6/19/1953 N.S. (58)
Hall of Famer, Radio Broadcaster, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: Radio Nickname: Uncle Normie

🏆🏁🏊Aileen Riggin -- Birth 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

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🏆🥊Herbert Hardwick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1914 d.12/27/1966 (52)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Puerto Rican

🏆Owen Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1920 d.1/20/2004 (83)
Olympic Athlete

🏆🏁🏇War Admiral -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1934 d.10/30/1959 (25)
Misc: Triple Crown winner

🏆⚾Gates Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1939 d.9/27/2013 (74)
MLB Outfielder

🏆🏈Loyd Phillips -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1945 N.S. d.12/27/2020 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Arkansas, Chicago Bears

🏆🏈Gerald Irons -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1947 N.S. d.4/1/2021 N.S. (73)
NFL Player

🏆🥊Moondog Rex -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1950 N.S. d.12/14/2019 N.S. (69)
Names/Places: RN: Randy Colley

🏆🥊Ray "Bubba" Washington Traylor Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1963 N.S. d.9/22/2004 N.S. (41)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: ring name: Big Boss Man, Bossman, The Boxx, Guardian Angel, and Big Bubba Rogers

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🏆🏈Norm van Brocklin -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/15/1926 d.5/2/1983 (57)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Punter, NFL Quarterback
Names/Places: b. in Eagle Butte, MT; NN: The Dutchman
Misc: passed for a game record 554 yds in 1951; MVP 1960; 9x Pro Bowl selection; in the Eagles, College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams (player 1949-1957), Philadelphia Eagles (player 1958-1960), Minnesota Vikings (first coach 1961-1966), Atlanta Falcons (coach 1968-1974)

🏆🏒Mike Karakas -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/13/1910 N.S. d.5/2/1992 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, American
Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks (1935-1946)

⚖🏆🏈Jack Kemp -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/13/1935 d.5/2/2009 (73)
Congressperson, Government Official, NFL Quarterback
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles
Misc: Secretary of Housing & Urban Development, 1996 Vice Presidential Candidate with Bob Dole

🏆🏈Junior Seau -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1969 d.5/2/2012 (43)
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker
Misc: 12x Pro Bowl, 8x First Team All-Pro, 2x Second Team All-Pro, 2x AFC Defensive Player of the Year, 4x NFL Alumini NFL Linebacker of the Year; Chargers #55 retired
Sports Teams: San Diego Chargers (1990-2002), Miami Dolphins (2003-2005), New England Patriots (2006-2009)

🏆🏒Bill Torrey -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1934 N.S. d.5/2/2018 N.S. (83)
NHL Executive, NHL General Manager, Canadian
Sports Teams: N.Y. Islanders (General Manager)

🏆🏈Monroe Eley -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/17/1949 N.S. d.5/2/2019 N.S. (70)
NFL Runningback, CFL Figure, American

🏆🏒Red Kelly -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/9/1927 N.S. d.5/2/2019 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, NHL Player, Canadian
Names/Places: FN:Leonard Patrick
Misc: played 1947-1967
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs

🏆🏁Bobby Unser -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/20/1934 N.S. d.5/2/2021 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Names/Places: b. in Albuquerque, N. Mex.; Al Sr.'s brother.
Misc: 2-time USAC/CART national champion (1968,74); 3-time winner of Indy 500 (1968,75,81); retired after 1981 season; 35 career wins

🏆🏁Eric Wayne McClure -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/11/1978 N.S. d.5/2/2021 N.S. (42)
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