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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for December 21

Last Updated 02-27-2021

✍⛪🎭💻🏆Jane Fonda -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1937
Author, Episcopalian, Political Activist, Movie Actress, TV Producer, Internet Video Actress, Exerciser
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Peter's sister, Henry's daughter; was married to Roger Vadim, Tom Hayden, and Ted Turner
Misc: Workout Videos
TV Shows: Grace and Frankie
Movie Titles: Cat Ballou, Barefoot in the Park, Sunday in New York, Period of Adjustment, Barbarella, Klute, Coming Home, China Syndrome, On Golden Pond, Monster in Law, Georgia Rule

🏆🏒Gordon Kannegiesser -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1945
NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1962-1975

🏆🏈Nate Wright -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1947
NFL Player

🏆⚾Elliott Maddox -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1947
MLB Player

🏆⚾Dave Kingman -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1948
MLB Player
Names/Places: NN: Kong and Sky King; RN:David Arthur
Misc: memorable Wrigley Field homer, 442 HRs
Sports Teams: New Mets, New Yankees, San Francisco Giants

🏆🏒Claude Charte -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1949
NHL Player, Canadian

⛪🏆🎾Chris Evert-Lloyd -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1954
Hall of Famer, Roman Catholic, Tennis Player
Names/Places: aka Chris Evert Mill; b. in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; RFN:Christine Marie; Andy Mill's wife
Misc: the first woman to win $1,000,000; .8996 winning %; Evert began playing at age 6 and turned pro at 18. She played in her first U.S. Open in 1971, winning it in 1975-'78, '80, and '82. She won at least 1 Grand Slam singles title every year from 1974-86; 18 Majors in all--7 French, 6 U.S., 3 Wimbledon and 2 Australian.

🏆⚾Tom Henke -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1957
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾Andy Van Slyke -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1960
MLB Center Fielder
Names/Places: RFN:Andrew James
Misc: 3x All-Star, 5x Gold Glove, 2x Silver Slugger
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates

🏆⚾Roger McDowell -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1960
MLB Coach, MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: New York Mets

🏆🏈Keith Taylor -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1964
NFL Safety

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🏆🏒Joey Kocur -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1964
NHL Player, Canadian
Names/Places: RN: Joseph George Kocur

🏆🏈O'Brien Alston -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1965
NFL Linebacker

🏆Kristi Cooke -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1967
Beauty Pagent Winner
Misc: Miss Ohio-America (1991)

🏆🏀Ervin Johnson -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1967
NBA Center

🏆🏀Terry Mills -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1967
NBA Forward

🏆🏈Anthony Lynn -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1968
NFL Runningback

🏆🏈Chuck Smith -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1969
NFL Defensive End

🏆🏈Leon Searcy -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1969
NFL Coach, NFL Tackle

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🏆🏈Ernest Hunter -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1970
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🏈Irving Spikes -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1970
NFL Runningback

🏆🏈Tommie Boyd -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1971
NFL Runningback

🏆⚾Dustin Hermanson -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1972
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾LaTroy Hawkins -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1972
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏈Mike Alstott -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1973
NFL Fullback
Names/Places: NN: A-Train

🏆🏈Raymond Austin -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1974
NFL Player

🏆🏌Karrie Webb -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1974
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Australian

🏆🏀Keri Chaconas -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1974
Basketball Player

🏆🏁🏍James Stewart Jr. -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1985 N.S.
Misc: Motorcycle Racer

🏆🏈Mark Ingram Jr. -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1989 N.S.
NFL Runningback, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (2009)
Sports Teams: University of Alabama

🏆🏈Ha Ha Clinton-Dix -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.12/21/1992 N.S.
NFL Safety
Names/Places: RN: Ha'Sean

🏆John "Jack" Russell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1795 N.S. d.4/28/1883 N.S. (87)
Sports Figure
Names/Places: NN:The Sporting Parson
Misc: hunter; dog breeder; ordained cleric

🏆🥊Billy Edwards -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1844 d.8/12/1907 (62)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🏆🏒Frank Patrick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1885 d.6/29/1960 (74)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Executive, Hockey Player, Canadian
Misc: played 1904-1924
Sports Teams: Vancouver Maroons (PCHA), Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), Nelson Hockey Club (WKHL), Renfrew Creamery Kings (NHA), Montreal Victorias (ECAHA)

🏆🏌Walter C. Hagen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1892 d.10/5/1969 (76)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: won 2 U.S. Opens, 5 PGA, & 4 British Opens

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🏆⚽Archie Stark -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1897 d.5/27/1985 (87)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🏆⚾Josh Gibson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1911 N.S. d.1/20/1947 N.S. (35)
Hall of Famer, MLB Catcher
Names/Places: NN:The Negro Babe Ruth
Misc: hit 800+ home runs
Sports Teams: Homestead Grays (1930-1931), Pittsburgh Crawfords (1932-1936), Dragones de Ciudad Trujillo (1937), Homestead Grays (1937-1939), Azules de Veracruz (1940-1941), Homestead Grays (1942-1946)

🏆⚽Raich Carter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1913 d.10/9/1994 (80)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: inside forward

🏆🏈Steve Pritko -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1920 d.6/6/2015 (94)
NFL Player
Misc: was the oldest living former NFL player

🏆🏌Kel Nagle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1920 d.1/29/2015 (94)
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Australian

🏆🏁🏊Gloria Callen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1923 N.S. d.9/2/2016 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, American

🏆🏌Christy O'Connor Snr -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1924 d.5/14/2016 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Irish
Names/Places: b. in Galway

🏆🏈Joe Paterno -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1926 d.1/22/2012 (85)
Hall of Famer, Outlaw, College Football Coach
Misc: has coached Penn State to 2 national titles (1982,86)
Sports Teams: Penn State (asst. coach 1950-1965), Penn State (coach 1966-2011)

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🏆🏈Harold Jay "Hal" Bedsole -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1941 N.S. d.12/22/2017 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, NFL Tight End, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Southern California, Minnesota Vikings

🏆⚾Paul Casanova -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1941 N.S. d.8/12/2017 N.S. (75)
MLB Catcher, Puerto Rican

🏆⚾Joaquín Andújar -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1952 d.9/8/2015 N.S. (62)
MLB Pitcher
Misc: 4x All-Star, Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals

🎭🏆🏁🏃Florence Griffith-Joyner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1959 d.9/21/1998 (38)
Soap Actress, Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Names/Places: b. in Mojave Desert, Calif; NN:Flo Jo
Misc: sprinter set world records in 100 and 200 meters in 1988; won 3 gold medals at '88 Olympics (100m, 200m, 4x100m relay); Sullivan Award winner (1988); retired in 1989; designed NBA Indiana Pacers uniforms (1990); named as co-chairperson of President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports in 1993.
TV Shows: Santa Barbara

🏆⚾John Hope -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1970 N.S. d.4/18/2018 N.S. (47)
MLB Player

🏆🏈🏒Hobey Baker -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/15/1892 N.S. d.12/21/1918 N.S. (26)
Hall of Famer, College Football Player, NHL Forward
Names/Places: RN:Hobart Amory Hare Baker
Misc: played 1910-1918; member of both college football and hockey Hall of Fame

🏆🏁🏇James "Tod" Sloan -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/10/1874 d.12/21/1933 (59)
Misc: popularized the "monkey crouch" riding style

🏆🥊Harry Willis -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1889 d.12/21/1958 (69)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆Sir John Berry Hobbs -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/16/1882 d.12/21/1963 (81)
Sports Figure, English
Misc: who was the world's greatest cricket batsman of his time.

🏆⚾Alfred Dean -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/24/1915 d.12/21/1970 (55)
MLB Player

🏆🎾🏀Ora Mae Washington -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/23/1898 N.S. d.12/21/1971 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Basketball Player
Misc: in the Basketball Hall of Fame

🏆⚾William Kamm -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/2/1900 d.12/21/1988 (88)
MLB Player

🏆🏒Stewart Iglehart -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1910 N.S. d.12/21/1993 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player, Polo Player, Chilean
Misc: played 1969-1975
Sports Teams: Yale University, New York Athletic Club, Crescent-Hamilton A.C., New York Rovers, St. Nicholas Hockey Club

🏆🏁Butch (Larry) Hartman -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/11/1940 d.12/21/1994 (54)
Auto Racer

📰🏆Dick Schaap -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/27/1934 d.12/21/2001 (67)
Hall of Famer, Journalist, Sports Commentator

🏆⚾Elrod Hendricks -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/22/1940 d.12/21/2005 (64)
MLB Coach, MLB Catcher

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🏆🏈Jeff Winans -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/12/1951 d.12/21/2012 N.S. (61)
NFL Defensive End
Misc: d. Dec 22?

🏆⚾Boyd Bartley -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/11/1920 d.12/21/2012 (92)
MLB Shortstop

🏆🏈Bronzell Miller -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/12/1971 d.12/21/2013 N.S. (42)
NFL Defensive End

🎭🏆⚾🏈🏀Dick Enberg -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/9/1935 d.12/21/2017 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Game Show Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, Baseball Announcer, Football Announcer, Basketball Announcer
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 2015; also broadcasted golf, college football, college baseball, tennis, boxing, horse racing, and Olympics.
Sports Teams: California Angels, San Diego Padres
TV Shows: Baffle, Three For The Money, NBC Sports, Where's Huddles (voicist)

🏆🏌Forrest Fezler -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/23/1949 N.S. d.12/21/2018 N.S. (69)
Misc: Golf Course Design Consultant

🏆⚽Martin Peters -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/8/1943 N.S. d.12/21/2019 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: MBE; midflelder and manager

🏆🏈Kevin Greene -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/31/1962 N.S. d.12/21/2020 N.S. (58)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Linebacker
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl, 160 sacks by a linebacker record setter
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams (1985-1992), Pittsburgh Steelers (1993-1995), Carolina Panthers (1996), San Francisco 49ers (1997), Carolina Panthers (1998-1999), Green Bay Packers (coach 2009-2013)

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