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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age June 29

Last Updated 06-30-2020

🎭🏆Cara Williams -- is 95 in the year 2020 and 96 in the year 2021; b.6/29/1925
TV/Movie Actress, Poker Player
Names/Places: John Drew Barrymore's ex-wife
Misc: she says b. 1933; a high stakes poker champ
TV Shows: Pete & Gladys (as Gladys Porter), Cara Williams Show (as Cara Bridges Wilton), Rhoda (as Mae)

🏆⛸David Jenkins -- is 84 in the year 2020 and 85 in the year 2021; b.6/29/1936
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater
Misc: brother of Hayes; 3-time world champion (1957-59); won gold medal at 1960 Olympics.

🏆🏈Claude Humphrey -- is 76 in the year 2020 and 77 in the year 2021; b.6/29/1944
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive End, American
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl, 5x First-team All-Pro, 3x Second-team All-Pro
Sports Teams: Atlanta Falcons (1968-1974, 1976-1978), Philadelphia Eagles (1979-1981)

🏆🏒Lawrence Winslow "Larry" Pleau -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.6/29/1947 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NHL General Manager, NHL Coach, NHL Center
Misc: played 1968-1979
Sports Teams: New England Whalers (WHA), Springfield Indians (AHL), Montreal Canadiens (NHL), Nova Scotia Voyageurs, Jersey Devils (EHL)

🏆🏒Rick Smith -- is 72 in the year 2020 and 73 in the year 2021; b.6/29/1948
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏈Dan Dierdorf -- is 71 in the year 2020 and 72 in the year 2021; b.6/29/1949
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Sports Analyst, Football Announcer, NFL Player
Names/Places: b. in Canton, Ohio
Misc: Pro Bowl 6x
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (1971-1983)
TV Shows: ABC Sports; Monday Night Football (analyst)

🏆🏀Micky Arison -- is 71 in the year 2020 and 72 in the year 2021; b.6/29/1949 N.S.
NBA Owner, Israeli
Sports Teams: Miami Heat (owner)

🏆⚾Rick Honeycutt -- is 66 in the year 2020 and 67 in the year 2021; b.6/29/1954
MLB Coach, MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾Pedro Guerrero -- is 64 in the year 2020 and 65 in the year 2021; b.6/29/1956
MLB Outfielder, Dominican Republican
Misc: World Series MVP 1981
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers

🏆🏁🚲Sergey Kopylov -- is 60 in the year 2020 and 61 in the year 2021; b.6/29/1960
Bicyclist, Olympic Athlete, Soviet
Misc: Olympic-gold-1980

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🏆🏈Pepper Johnson -- is 56 in the year 2020 and 57 in the year 2021; b.6/29/1964
NFL Coach, NFL Linebacker
Names/Places: RFN:Thomas
Sports Teams: New York Giants

🏆⚾John Wehner -- is 53 in the year 2020 and 54 in the year 2021; b.6/29/1967
Baseball Announcer, MLB Player
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates (broadcaster)

✍🏆🏒Theoren Fleury -- is 52 in the year 2020 and 53 in the year 2021; b.6/29/1968
Author, NHL Player, Olympic Athlete, Canadian

🏆🏈Troy Drayton -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.6/29/1970
NFL Player

🏆🏒Mike Sillinger -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.6/29/1971
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆⚽Shannon Boxx -- is 43 in the year 2020 and 44 in the year 2021; b.6/29/1977 N.S.
Soccer Midfielder, Olympic Athlete

🏆⚾Tony McKnight -- is 43 in the year 2020 and 44 in the year 2021; b.6/29/1977
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏀Joe (Basketball) Johnson -- is 39 in the year 2020 and 40 in the year 2021; b.6/29/1981 N.S.
NBA Forward, NBA Guard

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🏆🏈Steven Hauschka -- is 35 in the year 2020 and 36 in the year 2021; b.6/29/1985 N.S.
NFL Kicker

🏆Troy Deeney -- is 32 in the year 2020 and 33 in the year 2021; b.6/29/1988 N.S.
Soccer Striker, English

🏆🏈Jordan Jones -- is 30 in the year 2020 and 31 in the year 2021; b.6/29/1990 N.S.
Australian Rules Football Player, Australian

🏆Lada Kravchenko -- is 30 in the year 2020 and 31 in the year 2021; b.6/29/1990 N.S.
Playmate, Russian
Misc: May 2017 Playmate

🏆🏀Kawhi Leonard -- is 29 in the year 2020 and 30 in the year 2021; b.6/29/1991 N.S.
NBA Forward

🏆⚾Yolmer Sánchez -- is 28 in the year 2020 and 29 in the year 2021; b.6/29/1992 N.S.
MLB Infielder, Venezuelan
Misc: Gold Glove Award 2019

🏆Alyssa Valdez -- is 27 in the year 2020 and 28 in the year 2021; b.6/29/1993 N.S.
Volleyball Player, Phillipean

⚛🏆Paul Boyton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/29/1848 N.S. d.4/19/1924 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Adventurer, Olympic Athlete, Irish
Names/Places: NN: The Fearless Frogman
Misc: best known for his water stunts

🏆⚾Wilbert Robinson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/29/1863 d.8/8/1934 (71)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Catcher
Names/Places: NN:Uncle Robbie
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (1886-1890), Baltimore Orioles (AA/NL, 1890-1899), St. Louis Cardinals (1900), Baltimore Orioles (AL, 1901-1902), Baltimore Orioles (manager, AL, 1902), Brooklyn Robins (manager, 1914-1931)

🏆Gottlob Walz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/29/1881 N.S. d.??/??/1943 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, German

🏆⚾"Dizzy" Trout -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/29/1915 d.2/28/1972 (56)
MLB Pitcher

⛪🏆⚾Harmon Killebrew -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/29/1936 d.5/17/2011 (74)
Hall of Famer, Mormon, MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: MN:Clayton
Misc: 13x All-Star, AL MVP 1969; slugger who led AL in HRs 6 times and RBI 3 times; 573 career HRs; Twins #3 retired
Sports Teams: Washington Senators / Minnesota Twins (1954-1974), Kansas City Royals (1975)

🏆🏈Benny Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/29/1948 d.8/10/1988 (40)
NFL Player

🏆Craig Sager -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/29/1951 N.S. d.12/15/2016 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Sports Journalist
Misc: Sports Reporter; in the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame

🏆🎾Clarence Clark -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/27/1859 d.6/29/1937 (77)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🏒Frank Patrick -- Death 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)

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🎭🏆Jayne Mansfield -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/19/1933 d.6/29/1967 (34)
Movie Actress, Panelist, Model, Playmate
Names/Places: RN:Vera Jane Palmer
Misc: February 1955 Playmate; Marilyn Monroe takeoff, 40-18-36; some say b. 1932; d. in a car crash
TV Shows: Down You Go

🏆🥊Primo Carnera -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/26/1906 N.S. d.6/29/1967 N.S. (60)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Wrestler, Italian
Misc: heaviest heavyweight-boxing champion of the world (270 lbs) from June 29, 1933, when he knocked out Jack Sharkey in six rounds in New York City, until June 14, 1934, when he was knocked out by Max Baer in 11 rounds, also in New York City.

🏆🏈John "Paddy" Driscoll -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/11/1895 N.S. d.6/29/1968 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Quarterback, College Football Coach
Misc: in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Hammond Pros (1919), Decatur Staleys (1920), Chicago Cardinals (player 1920-1925, coach 1920-1922), Chicago Bears (player 1926-1929, coach 1956-1957), Marquette (college coach 1937-1940)

🏆🏈Joe Alton Delaney -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/30/1958 d.6/29/1983 (24)
NFL Runningback

🏆🏈Jack Christiansen -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/20/1928 d.6/29/1986 (57)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Defensive, College Football Coach
Misc: returned 1,084 yards in punt returns with 8 TDs
Sports Teams: Colorado State, Detroit Lions (player 1951-1958), San Francisco 49ers (coach 1963-1967), Stanford University (coach 1972-1976), Kansas City Chiefs (coach 1977), Seattle Seahawks (coach 1978-1982), Atlanta Falcons (coach 1983)

🏆🏈Walter Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/13/1942 d.6/29/1999 (56)
NFL Player

🏆🏈Arnie Weinmeister -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/23/1923 d.6/29/2000 (77)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive, NFL Tackle, CFL Figure
Misc: AAFC figure; 4x Pro Bowl, 6x All-Pro
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (AAFC, 1948-1949), New York Giants (1950-1953), British Columbia Lions (CFL, 1954-1955)

🏆🏈Willie Daniel -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/10/1937 d.6/29/2015 (77)
NFL Defensive

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🏆🏀Jackson Vroman -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/6/1981 d.6/29/2015 (34)
NBA Player, American, Lebanese

🏆🏁Irena Szewińska -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/24/1946 N.S. d.6/29/2018 N.S. (72)
Sprinter, Olympic Athlete, Polish
Misc: she held the world record in the 100m, the 200m and the 400m

🏆🥊Ernesto Marcel -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/23/1948 N.S. d.6/29/2020 N.S. (72)
Boxer, Panamaian

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