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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for May 16

Last Updated 03-02-2021

🏆🥊Johnny Rodríguez -- is 83 in the year 2021 and 84 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1938 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Johnny Rodz

🏆🏈Al Marshall -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1941
NFL Player

🏆🏈Donny Anderson -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1943
Hall of Famer, NFL Punter, NFL Runningback
Names/Places: RN:Gary Donny
Misc: Super Bowls I and II; in the Green Bay Packers and College Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Texas Tech, Green Bay Packers (1966-1971), St. Louis Cardinals (1972-1974)

🏆Ingeborg Sorensen -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1948
Model, Playmate, Norweigan
Misc: March 1975

🏆⚾Rick Reuschel -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1949
MLB Pitcher
Misc: 3x All-Star, 2x Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants

🏆⚾Eric Nadel -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1951 N.S.
Baseball Announcer
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 2014
Sports Teams: Texas Rangers

🏆🏌⚾Rick Rhoden -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1953
Golfer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: 3x Silver Slugger, 2x All-Star
Sports Teams: New York Yankees

🏆Olga Korbut -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1955 N.S.
Gymnast, Olympic Athlete, Russian
Misc: Soviet won three '72 Olympic gold medals; first to perform back somersault on balance beam.

🏆⚾Jack Morris -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1955
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: RN: John Scott Morris
Misc: World Series MVP in 1991 (Twins), 2x MLB Wins LLeader, AL Strikeout Leader (1983), 5x All-Star, 4x World Series Champion
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers (1977-1990), Minnesota Twins (1991), Toronto Blue Jays (1992-1993), Cleveland Indians (1994)

🏆Joan Benoit Samuelson -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1957
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Misc: has won Boston Marathon twice (1979,83); winner of first women's Olympic marathon in 1984; won Sullivan Award in 1985.

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🏆⚾Bob Patterson -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1959
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾Mitch Webster -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1959
MLB Player

🏆🥊Charles (Wrestler) Wright -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1961 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: ring names: Sir Charles, Papa Shango, Kama, Kama Mustafa, The Godfather, and The Goodfather

🎭🏆🏀John "Spider" Salley -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1964 N.S.
Actor, NBA Center, NBA Forward
Names/Places: MN:Thomas

🏆🏈Thurman Thomas -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1966
Hall of Famer, NFL Halfback
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl, 4x AFC champ, NFL Player of Year (1991); in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Buffalo Bills (1988-1999), Miami Dolphins (2000)

🏆🏈Sammie Smith -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1967
NFL Runningback

🏆⚾Doug Brocail -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1967
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾Frank Seminara -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1967
MLB Pitcher

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🏆🏈Eric Lynch -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1970
NFL Player

🏆🎾Gabriella Sabatini -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1970
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Argentine

🏆⚾Jim Mecir -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1970
MLB Player

🏆⚾Jarrod Riggan -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1974
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏒Jean-Sébastien Giguère -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1977
NHL Goaltender, Canadian

🏆Deisy Teles -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1983
Playmate, Brazilian
Misc: December 2003

🏆Sarah Teles -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1983
Playmate, Brazilian
Misc: December 2003

🏆Ana Cheri -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1986 N.S.
Model, Playmate
Names/Places: LN:Garcia
Misc: October 2015; Playboy Playmate of the Year 2016

🏆Dominique Jane -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1988 N.S.
Model, Playmate
Misc: August 2015

🏆Behati Prinsloo -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1989 N.S.
Model, African
Names/Places: b. in West Africa

🏆⛸Ashley Wagner -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1991
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete, German

🏆🎾Grigor Dimitrov -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1991 N.S.
Tennis Player, Bulgarian

🏆🏈Gardner Minshew -- is 25 in the year 2021 and 26 in the year 2022; b.5/16/1996 N.S.
NFL Quarterback

🏆⚽Wilf Mannion -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1918 d.4/14/2000 (81)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: inside forward

🏆🏁🏊Bill Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1924 N.S. d.2/8/2013 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏁🏊Novák Ilona -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1925 N.S. d.3/14/2019 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Hungarian

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🏆⚾Rube (Albert) Walker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1926 d.12/12/1992 (66)
MLB Player

🏆🎳Lorraine Stitzlein -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1928 d.11/30/2012 (84)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Names/Places: NN: The First Lady of the PBA

🏆⚾Billy Martin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1928 d.12/25/1989 (61)
Sportscaster, MLB Manager, MLB Player
Names/Places: RFN:Alfred Manuel
Misc: led the Yankees team to World Series title '77, 2 AL championships, 5 division titles; mg'd 5 teams; 1258-1058 w/l rec
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (manager)

🏆🥊Buddy Roberts -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1947 N.S. d.11/26/2012 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Dale Hey

🏆🏈Jim Langer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1948 N.S. d.8/29/2019 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, NFL Center
Misc: Super Bowls VI, VII, VIII
Sports Teams: Miami Dolphins (1970-1979), Minnesota Vikings (1980-1981)

🏆🥊José Gómez -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1895 d.5/16/1920 (25)
Bullfighter, Spanish
Names/Places: RN: Joselito el Gallo

🏆⚾William "Candy" Cummings -- Death 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

🏆🎳William Knox -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/21/1887 d.5/16/1944 (57)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: rolled the first 300 game in ABC Tournament history in 1913.

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🏆Patrick McDonald -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/29/1878 d.5/16/1954 (75)
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field

🏆🏒Dick Irvin -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/19/1892 d.5/16/1957 (64)
Hall of Famer, NHL Coach, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1916-1929, won 4 Stanley Cups
Sports Teams: Portland Rosebuds, Regina Capitals, Chicago Black Hawks

🏆🎳Mort Lindsey -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/20/1888 d.5/16/1959 (70)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆🏒"Barney" Stanley -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/1/1893 d.5/16/1971 (77)
Hall of Famer, NHL Right Wing, NHL Forward, Canadian
Misc: played 1911-1929
Sports Teams: Vancouver Millionaires, Calgary Tigers, Regina Capitals, Edmonton Eskimos, Chicago Black Hawks

🏆🎳Billy Welu -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/3/1932 d.5/16/1974 (41)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆⚾George Alvin "Al" Helfer -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/26/1911 N.S. d.5/16/1975 N.S. (63)
Sportscaster, Baseball Announcer
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award 2019

🏆🏁John Marcum -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1913 d.5/16/1981
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: co-founder of ARCA and a NASCAR official.

🏆🥊Fritzie Zivic -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1913 d.5/16/1984 (71)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

✍⚖🏆🏌🎾Mark McCormack -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/6/1930 d.5/16/2003 (72)
Hall of Famer, Writer, Attorney/Lawyer, Golfer, Tennis Player
Misc: Sports marketing agent; founder and CEO of International Management Group, the sports management conglomerate; he is in both the Gold and Tennis Hall of Fames; represented many top golfers; the developer of golf's first world ranking system, adapted into today's Official World Golf Ranking.

🏆🏀Jim McMillian -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/11/1948 d.5/16/2016 N.S. (68)
NBA Player

🎭🏆Joseph Campanella -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/21/1924 N.S. d.5/16/2018 N.S. (93)
TV/Stage Actor, Narrator, Sportscaster
Names/Places: MN:Mario; Frank's brother
Misc: some say b. 1927
TV Shows: The Nurses, Mannix (as Lou), The Lawyers (as Brian Darrell), Undersea World Of Jacques Cousteau (narrator), This is Your Life, The Colbys (as Hutch Corrigan), Bold & The Beautiful (as Jonathan Young)

🎭🏆🏌Steve Duemig -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1954 N.S. d.5/16/2019 N.S.
Radio Talk Show Host, Golfer

🎭🏆🥊Ashley Marie Massaro -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/26/1979 N.S. d.5/16/2019 N.S. (39)
TV Hostess, Wrestler, Model, American

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