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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for May 20

Last Updated 05-10-2021

🏆🏈🏀Harold "Bud" Grant -- is 94 in the year 2021 and 95 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1927 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Wide Receiver, CFL Figure, NBA Coach
Misc: only coach to win 100 games in both CFL and NFL and only member of both CFL and U.S. Pro Football Halls of Fame; led Winnipeg to 4 Grey Cup titles (1958-59,61-62) in 6 appearances, but his Minnesota Vikings lost all 4 Super Bowl attempts in 1970s; all-time rank of third in CFL wins (122) and eighth in NFL wins (168); also All-Big 10 at Minnesota in both football and basketball in late 1940s; a 3-time CFL All-Star offensive end; also member of 1950 NBA champion Minneapolis Lakers.
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Eagles (player 1951-1952), Winnipeg Blue Bombers (player 1953-1956, coach 1957-1966), Minnesota Vikings (coach 1967-1983, 1985)

🏆🏁Johnny Capels -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1936
Auto Racer

🎭🏆Joyce Nizzari -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1940 N.S.
Actress, Dancer, Model, Playmate
Misc: December 1958; unofficial Playboy Playmate of the Year 1959

🏆Judy Lee Tomerlin -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1940 N.S.
Model, Playmate
Misc: June 1958

🏆⚾Sadaharu Oh -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1940
MLB First Baseman, Japanese
Names/Places: NN:The Babe Ruth of Japanese Baseball
Misc: led the Japan League in home runs 15 times; 9-time MVP for Tokyo Giants; hit 868 HRs in 22 years.
Sports Teams: Yomiuri Giants, Tokyo Giants

🏆Lynn Davies -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1942
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, Welsh (Wales)
Misc: long jumper

🏆🏈Leroy Kelly -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1942
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback, WFL Figure, American
Sports Teams: Cleveland Browns (1964-1973), Chicago Fire (1974)

🏆🎾Frew McMillan -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1942
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, South African

🎭🎵🏆Cher -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1946
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Songwriter, Pop Singer, Exerciser
Names/Places: b. in El Centro, CA; RN:Cherilyn Sarkesian La Pierre; wed to Sonny Bono then Gregg Allman
Group Names: Sonny and Cher, soloist
Song Titles: I Got You Babe (with Sonny in the 1960s and with Beavis and Butthead in the 1990s), Ringo I Love You (a novelty song recorded as Bonnie Jo Mason), The Beat Goes On (with Sonny), "Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves", Half-Breed, Dark Lady, If I Could Turn Back Time, Just Like Jesse James, Believe
Album Titles: Look at Us (as part of Sonny and Cher), Heart of Stone, Believe
TV Shows: Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, Cher
Movie Titles: Silkwood, Mask, Suspect, The Witches of Eastwick, Moonstruck, Mermaids, The Player

🏆🏒Craig Patrick -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1946
Hall of Famer, NHL General Manager, NHL Coach, NHL Player
Misc: played 1971-1979; third generation Patrick to have name inscribed on Stanley Cup; GM of 2-time Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins (1991-92); also captain of 1969 NCAA champion at Denver, assistant coach/GM of 1980 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic team; scored 72 goals in 8 NHL seasons and won 69 games in 3 years as coach; grandson of Lester.
Sports Teams: California Golden Seals, St. Louis Blues, Kansas City Scouts, Minnesota Fighting Saints, Washington Capitals

🏆🏈Tim Krumrie -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1960
NFL Player

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🏆🏌Sally Quinlan -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1961
Golfer

🏆⚾David Wells -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1963
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN: Boomer
Misc: AL LCS MVP 1998
Sports Teams: New York Yankees

🏆⚾Jeff Schwarz -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1964
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾Todd Stottlemyre -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1965
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏒Stu Grimson -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1965
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏌Liselotte Neumann -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1966
Golfer, Swedish

🏆🏈Lawyer Tillman -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1966
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🎾Beate Reinstadler -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1967
Tennis Player, German

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🏆🏒Bob Beers -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1967
Sports Commentator, Hockey Announcer, NHL Player
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins (commentator)

🏆🏈Phil Hansen -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1968
NFL Player

🎭🏆🏁🏊Timothy Olyphant -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1968
Actor, Swimmer
TV Shows: Deadwood (as Sheriff Seth Bullock), Justified (as Raylan Givens)
Movie Titles: Justified, Live Free or Die Hard, Hitman

🏆🥊BG James -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1969 N.S.
Wrestler
Names/Places: ring name: Road Dogg

🏆Suzanne Lawrence -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1969
Beauty Pagent Winner
Misc: Miss Texas-America (1991) (4th)

🏆🥊Brian Girard James -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1969 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: wrestler name as Road Dogg Jesse James 1996-2001 and B.G. James 2002-2009.

🏆🏀Terrell Brandon -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1970
NBA Guard

🏆🏒Jason York -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1970
Sports Analyst, Hockey Announcer, NHL Player, Canadian
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens (analyst)

🏆🏁Tony Stewart -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1971 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Names/Places: NN: Smoke

🏆🏒Niklas Andersson -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1971
NHL Player, Swedish

🏆🏒Lonny Bohonos -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1973
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆⚾Ramón Hernández -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1976
MLB Player, Venezuelan

🏆⚾Jayson Werth -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1979 N.S.
MLB Outfielder

🏆🏈Kassim Osgood -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1980
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆⚽Iker Casillas -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1981 N.S.
Soccer Player, Spanish

🏆⚽Petr Čech -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1982 N.S.
Soccer Player, Czech Republican
Names/Places: DN: Peter Čech

🏆🏁🚲Chris Froome -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1985 N.S.
Bicyclist, Kenyan

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🏆Sasha Bonilova -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1987
Playmate
Misc: May 2011

🏆🏀Enes Kanter -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.5/20/1992 N.S.
NBA Center, Swiss

🏆🥊Nat Langham -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/20/1820 d.9/1/1871 (51)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🏆Max Euwe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/20/1901 d.11/26/1981 (80)
Chess Player, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: world chess champion (1935-37).

🏆🏁🏊Hideko Maehata -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/20/1914 N.S. d.2/24/1995 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese

🏆⚾Harold "Hal" Newhouser -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/20/1921 N.S. d.11/10/1998 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: 7x All-Star; AL MVP 1944, 1945; Left-handed pitcher with Detroit and Cleveland; he was the first pitcher to win back-to-back MVP awards; Tigers #16 retired
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers (1939-1953), Cleveland Indians (1954-1955)

⚖🎭🏆🏈Herman Wedemeyer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/20/1924 d.1/25/1999 (74)
Politician, Actor, College Football Player
Misc: 1940s star athlete
TV Shows: Hawaii Five-O (as Duke Lukela)

🏆🏁Robert Charles "Bob" Sweikert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/20/1926 N.S. d.6/17/1956 N.S. (30)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer

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🏆⚾Ken Boyer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/20/1931 d.9/7/1982 (51)
MLB General Manager, MLB Player
Names/Places: RN:Kenton Lloyd Boyer
Misc: 11x All Star, 5x Gold Glove, NL MVP 1964; Cardinals Hall of Fame and #14 retired
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals

🏆🏌Dave Hill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/20/1937 d.9/27/2011 (74)
Golfer

🎭🏆Joan Staley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/20/1940 N.S. d.11/24/2019 N.S. (79)
Actress, Model, Playmate
Names/Places: RN:Joan Lynette McConchie
Misc: November 1958
TV Shows: The Beachcomber, Lively Ones, 77 Sunset Strip, Broadside

🏆🏒Stan Mikita -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/20/1940 N.S. d.8/7/2018 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, American, Canadian, Czech
Misc: led NHL in scoring 4 times; won both MVP and Lady Byng awards in 1967 and '68 with the Chicago Black Hawks.
Sports Teams: Chicago Black Hawks (possibly 1958-1980)

🏆⚾Bobby Ray Murcer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/20/1946 d.7/12/2008 (62)
Sportscaster, MLB Player
Misc: Gold Glove
TV Shows: New York Yankees

🏆🏈Cullen Bryant -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/20/1951 d.10/13/2009 (58)
NFL Runningback, College Football Player
Names/Places: aka William Cullen Bryant
Misc: Super Bowl XIV
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams

🏆🏁Mike Stefanik -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/20/1958 N.S. d.9/15/2019 N.S. (61)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer

🏆Joseph F. "Joe" Carr -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/22/1880 N.S. d.5/20/1939 N.S. (58)
Hall of Famer, Sports Executive
Misc: football administrator, instrumental in forming the American Professional Football Association (AAFA) in 1920, inducted in the Hall of Fame, born in Columbus, Ohio.

🏆⚽Sheldon Govier -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/11/1876 d.5/20/1951 (75)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🏆🏁🏊Halmay Zoltán -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/18/1881 N.S. d.5/20/1956 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Hungarian

🏆⚾Martín Dihigo -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/25/1905 d.5/20/1971 (65)
Hall of Famer, MLB Outfielder, Cuban
Misc: Negro League, Cuban League, and Mexican League player; in the Cuban Baseball and Mexican Baseball Halls of Fame

🏆🏒Sydney Howe -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/18/1911 d.5/20/1976 (64)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played from 1929-1946
Sports Teams: Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Quakers, Toronto Maple Leafs, St. Louis Eagles, Detroit Red Wings

🏆🎳Lowell Jackson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/23/1909 d.5/20/1979 (70)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆🏀Clair Francis Bee -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/2/1896 d.5/20/1983 (87)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: best winning percentage in collegiate history; originated the 1-3-1 defense, helped develop 3-second rule and 24-second clock; coached from 1925? until 1954.
Sports Teams: LIU Brooklyn (football coach, 1940), Rider (basketball coach, 1928-1931), LIU Brooklyn (basketball coach, 1931-1943, 1945-1951, baseball coach 1934-1939), Baltimore Bullets (NBA coach, 1952-1954)

🏆⚾Pete Runnells -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/28/1928 d.5/20/1991 (63)
MLB Player

🏆🏀Malik Sealy -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/1/1970 d.5/20/2000 (30)
NBA Forward

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🏆🥊"Macho Man" Randy Savage -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/15/1952 N.S. d.5/20/2011 N.S. (58)
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Randy Mario Poffo
Misc: WWF/SMW/ICW

🏆🏈Billy Cannon -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/2/1937 N.S. d.5/20/2018 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman winner in 1959, Louisiana State University's most famous football hero; Superbowl II, 3x AFL champ
Sports Teams: Louisiana State University (LSU), Houston Oilers (1960-1963), Oakland Raiders (1964-1969), Kansas City Chiefs (1970)

🏆🏌Carol Mann -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1941 N.S. d.5/20/2018 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: LPGA Hall of Fame 1977, 1965 US Open

🏆🏁Niki Lauda -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1949 N.S. d.5/20/2019 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, Austrian, Spanish
Misc: 3-time world Formula One champion (1975,77,84), 25 career wins from 1971-85.

🏆🏈Joe Beauchamp -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/11/1944 N.S. d.5/20/2020 N.S. (76)
NFL Player

🏆🥊Hector Thompson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/24/1949 N.S. d.5/20/2020 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Australian

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