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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for July 17

Last Updated 06-17-2021

🏆Verne Lundquist -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1940 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster

🏆🏈Daryle Lamonica -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1941 N.S.
NFL Quarterback, College Football Player, AFL Figure
Names/Places: NN: The Mad Bomber
Misc: he led the Raiders to two touchdowns in 65 seconds to beat the Jets in the now famous "Heidi" game 11-17-68; Super Bowl II
Group Names: Oakland Raiders

🏆⚾Don Kessinger -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1942
MLB Manager, MLB Shortstop
Misc: 6x All-Star, 2x Gold Glove; now a securities broker in Memphis
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs

🏆⚾Greg Riddoch -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1945
MLB Manager, MLB Coach

🏆🏌Lon Hinkle -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1949
Golfer

🏆🏒Bryan Trottier -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1956
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1975-1994; led New York Islanders to 4 straight Stanley Cups (1980-83); Rookie of Year (1976); scoring champion (134 points) and regular season MVP in 1979; playoff MVP (1980); added fifth and sixth Cups with Pittsburgh in 1991 and '92.
Sports Teams: New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins

🎭🏆Karen Elaine Price -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1960
Stuntwoman, Producer, Director, Model, Playmate
Misc: January 1981

🏆🏈Scott Norwood -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1960
NFL Kicker
Misc: Superbowl XXV
Sports Teams: Buffalo Bills

🏆⚾Bobby Thigpen -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1963
MLB Coach, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: RFN: Robert Thomas
Misc: individual record for saves [57] in one season [1990]
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox

🏆🏈Barry Word -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1964
NFL Runningback

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🏆🏁🏃Earl Jones -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1964
Runner, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 800m runner (Olympic-bronze-1984)

🏆🏈Frank Stams -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1965
NFL Linebacker

🎭🎵🏆🎱Darren Day -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1968 N.S.
Actor, Singer, Snooker Player, English
Misc: stage: Godspell, Grease, Defending the Caveman, We Will Rock You
TV Shows: Hollyoaks (recurring)

🏆🏒Tommy Söderström -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1969
NHL Goaltender, Swedish

🏆🏈Gene McGuire -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1970
NFL Center

🎵🏆Mandy Smith -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1970
Pop Singer, Model, English
Names/Places: RFMN:Amanda Luise; Bill Wyman's ex-

🏆🏈🏀Calbert Cheaney -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1971
College Football Coach, NBA Player

🏆🏀Donny Marshall -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1972
NBA Player

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🏆🏀Eric (Basketball) Williams -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1972
NBA Player

🏆🏈Eric Moulds -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1973
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🏁🏍Carey Hart -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1975 N.S.
Motorcyclist

🏆Tiffany Taylor -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1977
Model, Playmate
Names/Places: RN:Summer Hanson
Misc: November 1998; nude model; not to be confused with another Tiffany Taylor the XXX actress

🏆🏒Marc Savard -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1977
NHL Center, Canadian

🎭🏆Mike Vogel -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1979 N.S.
Actor, Model
TV Shows: Under the Dome (as Dale "Barbie" Barbara)
Movie Titles: Cloverfield, The Help, Blue Valentine, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

🏆🏒Ryan Miller -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1980
NHL Goaltender, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏁🏍Anthony West -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1981 N.S.
Motorcyclist, Australian

🏆🥊Mojo Rawley -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1986 N.S.
Wrestler

🏆🏈Derrick Henry -- is 27 in the year 2021 and 28 in the year 2022; b.7/17/1994 N.S.
College Football Player, Football Runningback
Misc: Heisman Trophy (2015)
Sports Teams: University of Alabama

🏆🏒Jack Laviolette -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/17/1879 d.1/9/1960 (80)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played from 1903-1918
Sports Teams: Montreal Le National, Michigan Soo Indians, Montreal Shamrocks, Montreal Canadiens

🏆🏒Wilfred Thomas "Shorty" Green -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/17/1896 N.S. d.4/19/1960 N.S. (63)
Hall of Famer, NHL Forward, Canadian
Misc: played 1923-1927
Sports Teams: Hamilton Tigers, New York Americans

🏆Dorothy Poynton-Hill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/17/1915 N.S. d.5/18/1995 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆⚾Lou Bourdeau -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/17/1917 d.8/10/2001 (84)
Hall of Famer, MLB Shortstop
Misc: AL MVP 1948
Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians (1938-1950), Boston Red Sox (1951-1952), Cleveland Indians (manager, 1942-1950), Boston Red Sox (manager, 1952-1954), Kansas City Athletics (manager, 1955-1957), Chicago Cubs (1960)

🏆Juan Antonio Samaranch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/17/1920 d.4/21/2010 (89)
Sports Executive, Spanish
Misc: President of the I.O.C.

🏆🥊Édouard Carpentier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/17/1926 O.S. d.10/30/2010 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian, French
Names/Places: Edouard Ignacz Weiczorkiewicz

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🏆⚾Roy McMillan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/17/1930 d.11/2/1997 (67)
MLB Shortstop
Misc: 3x Gold Glove; played over 2,000 games from 1951-66
Sports Teams: Cincinnatti Reds, Milwaukee Braves, New York Mets

🏆🏀Bob Leonard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/17/1932 N.S. d.4/13/2021 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Sports Teams: Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers (player 1956-1961), Chicago Packers/Zephyrs (players 1961-1963), Chicago Zephyrs / Baltimore Bullets (coach 1962-1964), Indiana Pacers (coach 1968-1980)

🏆🏀Cornelius L. "Connie" Hawkins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/17/1942 N.S. d.10/6/2017 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Figure
Names/Places: NN:The Hawk
Misc: Phoenix Suns, ABA MVP 1968; playground legend, high-gliding star big man from Brooklyn. Career marred by alleged point-shaving scandal. Nonetheless starred for Harlem Globetrotters, ABL-ABA Pittsburgh Pipers, which he led to the first ABA title in 1968; Suns #42
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Rens (ABL 1961-1963), Harlem Globetrotters (1963-1967), Pittsburgh/Minnesota Pipers (ABA 1967-1969), Phoenix Suns (1969-1973), Los Angeles Lakers (1973-1975), Atlanta Hawks (1975-1976)

🏆⚽Carlos Alberto -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/17/1944 N.S. d.10/25/2016 N.S. (72)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Defender, Brazilian
Names/Places: NN: Capita; RN: Carlos Alberto Torres
Misc: one of the best defenders of all time; captained Brazil to victory in the 1970 World Cup

🏆🏈Mike Thomas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/17/1953 N.S. d.8/25/2019 N.S. (66)
NFL Runningback

🏆🏁🎿Matti Nykänen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/17/1963 N.S. d.2/4/2019 N.S. (55)
Skier, Olympic Athlete, Finnish
Misc: Olympic gold 1984, 88

🏆🥊Paul Bowser -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/28/1886 N.S. d.7/17/1960 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler

🎭🏆⚾Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/18/1886 d.7/17/1961 (74)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, MLB Center Fielder
Names/Places: NN:The Georgia Peach
Misc: AL Chalmers Award Winner 1911; played in 3000 games, batted a record .367, stole 892 bases, and 4,191 hits. He was with the Detroit Tigers for 22 years starting in 1905. He set more records than any other player and his career average of .367 is still the best. He won the A.L batting title 12 times and scored a record 2,244 runs, 1,960 RBIs.
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers (player 1905-1926, manager 1921-1926), Philadelphia Athletics (player 1927-1928)

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🏆⚾Ed Reulbach -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/1/1882 d.7/17/1961 (78)
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾"Dizzy" Dean -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/16/1911 d.7/17/1974 (63)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Announcer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: b. in Lukas, AR; RFN:Jerome Jan Hannah
Misc: 4x All-Star, 4x MLB strikeout leader, 2x MLB wins leader, NL MVP 1934; St. Louis Cardinal "Gashouse Gang" colorful pitcher; Dean won 163 games and lost 101. His lifetime ERA was 3.03. He once struck out 17 batters in a single game, then a record, but since bettered (Roger Clemens fanned 20); mentioned in "Who's On First?"; Cardinals #17 retired and in Cardinals Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (1930, 1932-1937), Chicago Cubs (1938-1941), St. Louis Browns (1947)

🏆⚽Billy Gonsalves -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/10/1908 d.7/17/1977 (68)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

🏆🥊Kristian Palusalu -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/10/1908 d.7/17/1987 (79)
Wrestler, Finnish
Misc: heavyweight wrestler (Olympic-gold-1936)

🏆🥊Frank Donald Goodish -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/18/1946 N.S. d.7/17/1988 N.S. (42)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Brusier Brody and King Kong Brody

🏆🎾Jean Borota -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/13/1898 d.7/17/1994 (95)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, French
Misc: who played in thirty-five Wimbeldons between 1922 and 1964. In 1927, as one of the Four Musketeers (the others being Ren Lacoste, Henri Cochet, and Jacques Brugnon), he helped France win the Davis Cup for the first time.

🏆🏁Juan Manuel Fangio -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/24/1911 N.S. d.7/17/1995 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, Argentine
Misc: 5-time Formula One world champion (1951,54-57); 24 career wins, retired in 1958.

🏆🏀Ubiratan Pereira Maciel -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/18/1944 d.7/17/2002 (58)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Figure, Brazilian
Misc: Known as O Rei (The King) in his homeland of Brazil; represented Brazil in four Olympics, winning a bronze medal in 1964; gold medalist at 1963 FIBA World Championship and 1971 Pan American Games; 6-time gold medalist at South American Championships; FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991.
Sports Teams: Clube Esperia (Brazil), Corinthians (Brazil), Venezia (Italy), Trianon Clube (Brazil), Sirio (Brazil), Palmeiras (Brazil), Sao Jose dos Campos (Brazil)

🏆⚾Lee Maybe -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/11/1934 d.7/17/2002 (67)
MLB Player

🏆🏁🏊William Danforth "Bill" Mulliken -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/27/1939 N.S. d.7/17/2014 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆Van Miller -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/27/1927 d.7/17/2015 (87)
Sports Announcer
Sports Teams: Buffalo Bills (longtime radio broadcaster)

🏆🏈Bill Arnsparger -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/16/1926 d.7/17/2015 (88)
NFL Coach, College Football Coach

🏆🏁Jules Bianchi -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/3/1989 d.7/17/2015 (25)
Auto Racer, French
Misc: Formula One

🏆Mel Durslag -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/29/1921 N.S. d.7/17/2016 N.S. (95)
Hall of Famer, Sports Writer
Misc: Los Angeles Herald Express, TV Guide, Los Angeles Times

🏆🏒Paul Herbert Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/18/1935 N.S. d.7/17/2016 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Forward, Olympic Athlete, American

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