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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for December 6

Last Updated 10-05-2021

🏆🥊Don King -- is 89 in the year 2021 and 90 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1932
Boxing Figure
Names/Places: b. in Cleveland
Misc: shocking hairstyle, Boxing promoter; controlled heavyweight title from 1978-90 while Larry Holmes and Mike Tyson were champions; first major bout was Muhammad Ali's comeback fight in 1970; former numbers operator who served 4 years for manslaughter (1967-70); acquitted of tax evasion and fraud in 1985; indicted July 14, 1994 for allegedly bilking Lloyd's of London out of $350,000 on a false insurance claim involving a training injury to Julio Cesar Chavez in June 1991. AP says born Aug 20, 1931.

🏆⚾Tony Horton -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1944 N.S.
MLB First Baseman

🏆⚾Larry Bowa -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1945
MLB Manager, MLB Coach, MLB Shortstop
Names/Places: RN:Lawrence Robert
Misc: 5x All-Star, 2x Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs

🏆🏒Fred O'Donnell -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1949
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏈Carl Summerell -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1951
NFL Quarterback

🏆🏒Gavin Kirk -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1951
NHL Player, Canadian, English

🏆Dwight Edwin Stones -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1953
Sports Commentator, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field

🏆🎳Bob Goike -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1953
Hall of Famer, Bowler

📰🏆Jeff Stelling -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1955 N.S.
Journalist, Sportscaster, English
TV Shows: Gillette Soccer Saturday

🏆⚾Luis Rosado -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1955 N.S.
MLB First Baseman, Puerto Rican
Names/Places: RN:Luis Rosado Robles

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🏆Luis Mariano Delís Fournier -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1957
Olympic Athlete, Cuban
Misc: discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1980)

🏆🏀Bill Hanzlik -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1957
NBA Coach, NBA Player

🏆⚾Steve Bedrosian -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1957
MLB Pitcher
Misc: NL Cy Young Award winner in 1987
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies

🎭🏆Janine Turner -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1962
Actress, Radio Talk Show Hostess, Commercial Actress, Model
Names/Places: RMLN:Laraine Gaunit
Misc: Chevrolet ads
TV Shows: Dallas, General Hospital, Northern Exposure (as Mary Margaret "Maggie" O'Connell), Strong Medicine, Friday Night Lights
Movie Titles: Young Doctors in Love, Steel Magnolias, Cliffhanger, Leave It to Beaver (movie as June)

🏆⚽Mike Windischmann -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1965
Hall of Famer, Soccer Defender, West German

🎭🏆🥊Lucia Rijker -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1967 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Actress, Boxer, Kickboxer

🏆⚾Kevin Appier -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1967
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏀Elmore Spencer -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1969
NBA Center

🏆🏈Eric Mahlum -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1970
NFL Guard

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🏆🏈Thomas Bailey -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1971
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🏀Matt Maloney -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1971
NBA Player

🏆🎾Richard Krajicek -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1971
Tennis Player, Dutch (Netherlands)

🏆🏈Gary Bandy -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1972
NFL Defensive End

🏆🏈James Logan -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1972
NFL Linebacker

🏆🏈Mike Gruttadauri -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1972
NFL Center

🏆🏈Tim Kohn -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1973
NFL Player

🏆🥊Andrew Flintoff -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1977 N.S.
Boxer, Cricket Player, English

🎭🏆KD Aubert -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1978 N.S.
Actress, Commercial Actress, Model
Misc: Fanta commercials (as the strawberry model)

🏆⚽Tim Cahill -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1979 N.S.
Soccer Player, Australian

🏆🏁🚲Alberto Contador -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1982 N.S.
Bicyclist

🏆Georgia Horsley -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1986 N.S.
Beauty Pagent Winner, Model, English
Misc: Miss England (2007), Miss World (2007)

🎭🏆Claire Kathleen "Rosie" Bolton -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1986
Actress, Model

🏆🏒Matt Niskanen -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1986
NHL Defensive, American

🏆Ravindra Jadeja -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1988 N.S.
Cricket Player, India

🎭🎵🏆Stormi Henley -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1990 N.S.
Actress, Singer, Beauty Pagent Winner, Model
Misc: Miss Teen USA winner (2009)

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🏆🎾Coco Vandeweghe -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1991 N.S.
Tennis Player

🏆🏈Johnny Manziel -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1992
NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (2012)
Sports Teams: Texas A&M

🏆⚽Britt Assombalonga -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1992 N.S.
Soccer Player, Congo

🏆🏀Giannis Antetokounmpo -- is 27 in the year 2021 and 28 in the year 2022; b.12/6/1994 N.S.
NBA Player, Greek
Names/Places: NN: The Greek Freak

🏆🥊Arthur Chambers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1846 d.4/8/1923 (76)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🏆🥊George "Kid" Lavigne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1869 d.3/9/1928 (58)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🎨⚛💰🏆🏁🚲Frederick Duesenberg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1876 d.7/26/1932 (55)
Designer, Inventor, Manufacturer, Bicyclist, German
Misc: Auto Manufacturer

🏆🏈Lou Little -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1893 d.5/28/1979 (85)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Coach
Sports Teams: Frankford Yellow Jackets (player 1920-1923), Georgetown University (coach 1924-1929), Columbia University (coach 1930-1956)

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🏆🏈George Trafton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1896 d.9/5/1971 (74)
Hall of Famer, NFL Center
Sports Teams: Decatur/Chicago Staleys (1920-1921), Chicago Bears (1923-1932)

🏆⚾John "Jocko" Conlan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1899 N.S. d.4/16/1989 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, MLB Umpire

🏆⚾Tony Lazzeri -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1903 d.8/6/1946 (42)
Hall of Famer, MLB Player
Misc: some say b. on Dec 26
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (1926-1937), Chicago Cubs (1938), Brooklyn Dodgers (1939), New York Giants (1939)

🏆🥊James J. Braddock -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1905 d.11/29/1974 (68)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, American, Irish
Names/Places: NN:James
Misc: American world heavyweight boxing champion from June 13, 1935, when he outpointed Max Baer in 15 rounds at the Long Island City Bowl, New York City, until June 22, 1937, when he was knocked out by Joe Louis in eight rounds in Chicago.

🏆⚾Stan Hack -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1909 d.12/15/1979 (70)
MLB Player
Names/Places: NN:Smiling Stan

🎭🏆🏁🏊Eleanor Holm -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1913 N.S. d.1/31/2004 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actress, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: won gold medal in 100m backstroke at 1932 Olympics; thrown off '36 U.S. team for drinking champagne in public and shooting craps on boat to Germany.

🏆⛸Lloyd Valdemar "Skippy" Baxter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1919 d.12/18/2012 (93)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🏆🥊Jimmy Bivins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1919 d.7/4/2012 (92)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🏈Otto Everett Graham -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1921 d.12/17/2003 (82)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Quarterback, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: Football QB and basketball All-America at Northwestern; in pro ball, led Cleveland Browns to 7 league titles in 10 years, winning 4 AAFC championships (1946-50) and 3 NFL (1950,54-55); 5-time All-Pro; 2-time NFL MVP (1953,55).
Sports Teams: Cleveland Browns (player 1946-1955), NCAA Coast Guard (coach 1959-1965), Washington Redskins (coach 1966-1968), NCAA Coast Guard (coach 1974-1975)

🏆🏈Andy Robustelli -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1925 N.S. d.5/31/2011 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams (1951-1955), New York Giants (1956-1964)

🏆🥊Nick Bockwinkel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1934 d.11/14/2015 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Nicholas Warren Francis "Nick" Bockwinkel

🏆🏈Walter Ray Perkins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1941 N.S. d.12/9/2020 N.S. (79)
NFL Coach, NFL Player

🏆⛸Laurie Hickox -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1945 d.2/15/1961 (15)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🏆🥊Joe Coburn -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/29/1835 d.12/6/1890 (55)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Irish

🏆⚾Amos Rusie -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/3/1871 d.12/6/1942 (71)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: fastball so intimidating that in 1893 the pitching mound is moved back 5'6" to its present 60'6"
Sports Teams: Indianapolis Hoosiers (1889), New York Giants (1890-1898), Cincinnati Reds (1901)

🏆⚾Honus Wagner -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/24/1874 d.12/6/1955 (81)
Hall of Famer, MLB Coach, MLB Shortstop, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Flying Dutchman; RN: John Peter Wagner
Misc: Honus may have been the best "all-around" player in history; he could run, hit, field and play any position, but preferred shortstop where he played for 21 years. His 252 triples is still a record. He recorded 10,427 at-bats, won 8 NL batting titles, 5x stolen base leader, 3,430 hits; Pirates #33 retired
Sports Teams: Louisville Colonels (player 1897-1899), Pittsburgh Pirates (player 1900-1917, coach 1917, coach 1933-1951)

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🏆George Whitney Calhoun -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/16/1890 d.12/6/1963 (73)
Sports Writer
Misc: he named the Green Bay Packers football team

🏆⚽Andrew Ault -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/26/1900 d.12/6/1977 (77)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
Misc: midfielder and forward

🏆⚾Burleigh A. Grimes -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/18/1893 d.12/6/1985 (92)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: The last of the Spitballers
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates (1916-1917), Brooklyn Robins (1918-1926), New York Giants (1927), Pittsburgh Pirates (1928-1929), Boston Braves (1930), St. Louis Cardinals (1930-1931), Chicago Cubs (1932-1933), St. Louis Cardinals (1933-1934), New York Yankees (1934), Pittsburgh Pirates (1934), Brooklyn Dodgers (manager, 1937-1938)

🏆🏌Bob Hamilton -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/10/1916 d.12/6/1990 (74)
Golfer

🏆🎳Freda Stowe Botkin -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.12/6/1995 (85)
Bowler

🏆🏈Pete Rozelle -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/1/1926 d.12/6/1996 (70)
Hall of Famer, NFL Executive
Names/Places: b. in South Gate, CA; FN:Alvin Ray
Misc: NFL Commissioner from 1960-89; presided over growth of league from 12 to 28 teams, merger with AFL, creation of Super Bowl and advent of huge TV rights fees.

🏆🥊Wilfred "Willie" Pastrano -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/27/1935 d.12/6/1997 (62)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: Light Heavyweight Champion 1963-65

🏆🏁🏊Willy den Ouden -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1918 N.S. d.12/6/1997 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Dutch (Netherlands)

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🎵🏆🥊Danny Williams -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/7/1942 d.12/6/2005 (63)
Singer, Karate, South African
Misc: Karate instructor
Song Titles: White on White

🏆🏈Isiah Robertson -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/17/1949 N.S. d.12/6/2018 N.S. (69)
NFL Linebacker
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl, 4x First Team All-Pro, 6x First-team All-Conference

🏆🥊Larry "The Axe" Henning -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/18/1936 N.S. d.12/6/2018 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler

🏆⚾Luis Valbuena -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/30/1985 N.S. d.12/6/2018 N.S. (33)
MLB Infielder, Venezuelan

🏆⚾José Castillo -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1981 N.S. d.12/6/2018 N.S. (37)
MLB Infielder, Venezuelan

🏆🏌Jo Ann Washam -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/24/1950 N.S. d.12/6/2019 N.S. (69)
Golfer

🏆🏈Jack Scarbath -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/12/1930 N.S. d.12/6/2020 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Maryland

🏆🎾Dennis Ralston -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/27/1942 N.S. d.12/6/2020 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

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