🏆🏌Pam Higgins -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1945
🏆🏈Jim Plunkett -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1947
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Names/Places: b. in San Jose, CA
Misc: Heisman Trophy winner in 1970; led Oakland-LA Raiders to Super Bowl wins in 1981 and '84; Super Bowl XV MVP; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Stanford University, New England Patriots (1971-1975), San Francisco 49ers (1976-1977), Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders (1978-1986)
🏆🏌Lanny Wadkins -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1949
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: some say b. 1950
🏆🏌Tom Purtzer -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1951
✍🏆🥊Larry Zbyszko -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1951
Hall of Famer, Author, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Lawrence Whistler
🏆🏒Gordie Browne -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1951
🏆🏈Pete Arbogast -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1954
Sports Teams: USC Trojans (broadcaster)
🏆🏈Art Still -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1955
NFL Defensive End
🏆🏀Ann "Muffet" McGraw -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1955 N.S.
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
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🏆Charlene Morett -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1957 N.S.
Misc: field hockey left wing (Oly-bronze-1984); field hockey coach
🏆🏈Art Monk -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1957
Hall of Famer, NFL Wide Receiver
Misc: passed for 11,628 yards avg 13.7, 63 TDs; in college and pro football hall of fames
Sports Teams: Washington Redskins (1980-1993), New York Jets (1994), Philadelphia Eagles (1995)
🏆🎳Nikki Gianulias -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1959
🏆🏁🎿Eddie (Skier) Edwards -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1963 N.S.
Skier, Olympic Athlete, English
🏆⚾Sammy Khalifa -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1963
🏆🏁🏊Pablo Morales -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1964 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: RN: Pedro Pablo Morales Jr.
🏆⚾Gene Harris -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1964
🏆🏈Rhett Hall -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1968
NFL Player, Football Defensive Lineman
🏆🏈Thomas Smith -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1970
🏆🏒Kevin Haller -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1970
NHL Defensive, Canadian
🏆🏈Bryan Schwartz -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1971
🏆🏈Marrio Grier -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1971
🏆🏈Roderick Mullen -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1972
🎭🏆Shalom Harlow -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1973
Actress, Model, Canadian
Movie Titles: Vanilla Sky, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, In and Out, Head Over Heels
🏆Crista Bontas -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1973
Gymnast, Olympic Athlete
🏆🎱Ronnie O'Sullivan -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1975 N.S.
Snooker Player, English
🏆⚽Matteo Ferrari -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1979 N.S.
Soccer Player, Algerian
🏆🏀Eddy Curry -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1982 N.S.
🏆🏉Cooper Cronk -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1983 N.S.
Rugby Player, Australian
🏆Shikhar Dhawan -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1985 N.S.
Cricket Player, India
🏆🏀Josh (Basketball) Smith -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1985 N.S.
🏆🏈LeGarrette Blount -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1986 N.S.
🏆⚾A. J. Pollock -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1987 N.S.
MLB Center Fielder
Names/Places: RN:Allen Lorenz Pollock
Misc: All-Star, Gold Glove; active as of 2015
🏆🏈Montee Ball -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1990 N.S.
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🏆⚾Christian Yelich -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1991 N.S.
MLB Left Fielder
Misc: Gold Glove; NL MVP 2018
Sports Teams: Miami Marlins
🏆⚽Ross Barkley -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1993 N.S.
Soccer Midfielder, English
🏆⚽Anthony Martial -- is 26 in the year 2021 and 27 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1995 N.S.
Soccer Forward, French
🏆Bill Pickett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1870 d.4/21/1932 (61)
Misc: introduced bulldogging, a modern rodeo event that involves wrestling a running steer to the ground.
🏆Harry Pillsbury -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1872 d.6/17/1906 (33)
🏆🏒Riley Hern -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1880 N.S. d.6/24/1929 N.S. (48)
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Misc: played 1898-1911
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Keystones (WPHL), Portage Lakes (IPHL), Montreal Wanderers (ECAHA/NHA)
🏆🥊Kidd Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1893 d.10/18/1963 (69)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Danish (Denmark)
Names/Places: RN:John Gutenko
💰🏆⚾Philip "P.K." Wrigley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1894 N.S. d.4/12/1977 N.S. (82)
Businessperson, Sports Figure, MLB Owner
Misc: Wrigley Field, & Wrigley Chewing Gum owner
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs (owner 1932-77)
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🏆🏀Bruce Drake -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1905 N.S. d.12/4/1983 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Oklahoma (player 1926-1929, coach 1938-1955), Air Force (1956-?)
🏆🏒Winthrop Hale "Ding" Palmer Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1906 N.S. d.2/4/1970 N.S. (63)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete
🏆🏀🏒William Morse "Bill" Davidson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1922 N.S. d.3/13/2009 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, NBA Owner, NHL Owner
Sports Teams: Detroit Pistons (principal owner), Detroit Shock (principal owner, WNBA), Tampa Bay Lighting (owner)
🏆🏁Jim Pashal -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1926 d.7/5/2004 (77)
🏆🥊Chris Tolos -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1929 d.8/13/2005 (75)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian, Greek
⚖🏆🥊Tom Drake -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1930 d.2/2/2017 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Politician, Attorney, Wrestler
Misc: Alabama House of Representatives 1960-1992, Speaker 1983-1987
🏆🏁Jim Hurtubise -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1932 d.1/6/1989 (56)
🏆🏁J. D. McDuffie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1938 d.8/11/1991 (52)
🏆⚾Chico Ruíz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1938 N.S. d.2/9/1972 N.S. (33)
MLB Player, Cuban
🏆🏒Bryan Murray -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1942 N.S. d.8/12/2017 N.S. (74)
NHL Executive, NHL Coach, Canadian
🏆🏈Steve Furness -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1950 d.2/9/2000 N.S. (49)
NFL Defensive, NFL Tackle
Misc: Super Bowl: IX, X, XIII, XIV
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers
🏆⚾"Shoeless" Joe Jackson -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/16/1889 d.12/5/1931 (42)
Names/Places: RFN:Joseph Jefferson
Misc: 1919 Chicago "Black Sox" outfielder
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Naps/Indians, Chicago White Sox
📰🏆🥊Jimmy Cannon -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/10/1909 d.12/5/1973 (64)
Hall of Famer, Journalist, Sports Writer, Boxing Figure
Misc: in the International Boxing (for coverage of that sport) and National Sportscasters Halls of Fame
🏆🎾Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/20/1886 N.S. d.12/5/1974 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: She won her first national title in 1909 and her last in 1955 at the age of 68! In her career she won 50 national titles in singles and doubles indoors and out.
🏆🏈🏀Edgar S. "Eddie" Hickey -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/20/1902 N.S. d.12/5/1980 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Creighton University (football 1934, basketball 1934-1943, 1946-1947), St. Louis University (basketball 1947-1958), Marquette University (basketball 1958-1964)
🏆🏒Peter Angelo "Pete" Bessone -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/13/1913 N.S. d.12/5/1989 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player
Misc: played 1931-1950
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Hornets, Cleveland Barons, Providence Reds
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🏆⚾Billy Bruton -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/22/1925 d.12/5/1995 (69)
🏆Dharam Singh -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1919 d.12/5/2001 (82)
Olympic Athlete, India
Misc: field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964)
🏆⚽Geoff Coombes -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/23/1919 d.12/5/2002 (83)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
🏆Markovits Kálmán -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/26/1931 N.S. d.12/5/2009 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Hungarian
🎭🏆🏈Don Meredith -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/10/1938 d.12/5/2010 (72)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Commercial Actor, Sports Commentator, NFL Quarterback
Names/Places: b. in Mt. Vernon, TX; NN:Dandy
Misc: Lipton Ice Tea
Sports Teams: Southern Methodist University, Dallas Cowboys (1960-1968)
TV Shows: Monday Night Football
🏆🏁Peter Gethin -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/21/1940 d.12/5/2011 (71)
Auto Racer, English
🏆🏈Larry Roberts -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/2/1963 N.S. d.12/5/2016 N.S. (53)
NFL Defensive End
Misc: 2x Super Bowl champ
Sports Teams: San Francisco 49ers
🏆🏈Rashaan Salaam -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/8/1974 d.12/5/2016 N.S. (42)
NFL Player, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1994)
Sports Teams: University of Colorado, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Memphis Maniax
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🏆🏈Ron Meyer -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/17/1941 N.S. d.12/5/2017 N.S. (76)
NFL Coach, College Football Coach
🏆🏌Jim Jamieson -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/21/1943 N.S. d.12/5/2018 N.S. (75)
🏆🏌Peter Alliss -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/28/1931 N.S. d.12/5/2020 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Golfer, English
Misc: BBC television presenter and commentator, author and golf course designer.
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