🏆🏈Butch Atkinson -- is 71 in the year 2018 and 72 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1947
Misc: Super Bowl XI
Sports Teams: Oakland Raiders
🏆🏀Corie Blount -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1969
🏆⚾Kris Bryant -- is 26 in the year 2018 and 27 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1992 N.S.
MLB Third Baseman
Misc: NL MVP 2016
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs
🎭🏆🏄Greg Cipes -- is 38 in the year 2018 and 39 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1980 N.S.
Cartoon Voice Actor, Surfer
TV Shows: Teen Titans, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ben 10
🏆🏁🎿Barbara Ann Cochran -- is 67 in the year 2018 and 68 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1951
Skier, Olympic Athlete
Misc: slalom skier (Olympic-gold-1972)
🏆🏈Rick Cunningham -- is 51 in the year 2018 and 52 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1967
🏆🏒Greg DeVries -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1973
NHL Player, Canadian
🏆🎾Guy Forget -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1965
Tennis Player, French
Misc: his name sounds like he forgot his name
🏆⚾Tito Fuentes -- is 74 in the year 2018 and 75 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1944
MLB Second Baseman, Cuban
Names/Places: RN:Rigoberto "Tito" Fuentes Peat
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🏆🏀Sidney Green -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1961
NBA Forward, College Basketball Coach
🏆🏈Jackie Harris -- is 50 in the year 2018 and 51 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1968
NFL Tight End
🏆🏈Garrison Hearst -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1971
🏆🏈John Jackson -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1965
NFL Player, Football Offensive Tackle
🏆🏀Al Jefferson -- is 33 in the year 2018 and 34 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1985 N.S.
🏆Valerie Keil -- is 27 in the year 2018 and 28 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1991
Misc: August 2013
🏆🏀Joe Kleine -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1962
NBA Center, Olympic Athlete
🏆⚽Toni Kroos -- is 28 in the year 2018 and 29 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1990 N.S.
Soccer Player, German
🏆🏀Cliff Levingston -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1961
Names/Places: RN:Clifford Eugene Levingston
Sports Teams: Wichita State, Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks
🏆🏈Johnny Lujack -- is 93 in the year 2018 and 94 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1925
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: led Notre Dame to three national titles (1943,46-47); won Heisman Trophy in 1947.
Sports Teams: Notre Dame University, Chicago Bears (1948-1951)
🏆🏈Sean Lumpkin -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1970
🏆🏁Stephanie Maxwell-Pierson -- is 54 in the year 2018 and 55 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1964
Rower, Olympic Athlete
Misc: U.S. rower (Olympic-92)
🏆⚽James Milner -- is 32 in the year 2018 and 33 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1986 N.S.
Soccer Player, English
🎭🎵🏆John Bennett Perry -- is 77 in the year 2018 and 78 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1941
Actor, Singer, Model
Names/Places: Matthew's father
Group Names: The Serendipity Singers (lead)
TV Shows: 240-Robert (as Dep. Theodore Roosevelt Applegate III aka Trap), Paper Dolls, Falcon Crest (as Sheriff Gilmore)
🏆⚾Kevin Pillar -- is 29 in the year 2018 and 30 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1989 N.S.
🏆🏈Carl Powell -- is 44 in the year 2018 and 45 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1974
NFL Player, Football Defensive Tackle
🏆🏈Don Shula -- is 88 in the year 2018 and 89 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1930
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Cornerback
Names/Places: b. in Grand River, Ohio; FN:Donald Francis
Misc: one of only two NFL coaches with over 300 wins at 347 (George Halas is the other); has taken 6 teams to Super Bowls and won twice with Miami (1973-74); 6x Coach of Year, 14x Division title winner; 328-156-6 regular season record, 19-17 post season record, 347-173-6 overall; 17-0 in 1972 was the only undefeated season in NFL history; retired in Jan 1996; father of Cincinnati head coach David.
Sports Teams: Cleveland Browns (player 1951-1952), Baltimore Colts (player 1953-1956), Washington Redskins (player 1957), Detroit Lions (coach 1960-1962), Baltimore Colts (coach 1963-1969), Miami Dolphins (coach 1970-1995)
🏆🏌David Toms -- is 51 in the year 2018 and 52 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1967
🏆🏈Olanda Truitt -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1971
NFL Wide Receiver
🏆🏁🏇Jacinto Vásquez -- is 75 in the year 2018 and 76 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1943
Hall of Famer, Jockey, Panamaian
🏆🏈Lamont Warren -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1973
🏆🏈Eric Weddle -- is 33 in the year 2018 and 34 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1985 N.S.
🏆⚾Kevin Wickander -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1965
🏆🏈Tom (Football) Wilkinson -- is 75 in the year 2018 and 76 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1943
CFL Figure, Football Quarterback
Sports Teams: Edmonton Eskimos
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🏆⚾Ted Wood -- is 51 in the year 2018 and 52 in the year 2019; b.1/4/1967
🏆🎾George Adee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/4/1874 d.1/31/1948 (74)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
🏆🏈Bobby Burnett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/4/1943 d.10/1/2016 N.S. (73)
Sports Teams: Buffalo Bills
🏆🏁🎿Veikko Hakulinen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/4/1925 d.10/24/2003 (78)
Skier, Olympic Athlete, Finnish
Misc: 30K/50K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1956); a forestry technician
🏆⚾Don McMahon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/4/1930 d.7/22/1987 (57)
🏆🥊Floyd Patterson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/4/1935 d.5/11/2006 (71)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in Waco, N.C.
Misc: Olympic middleweight champ in 1952; world heavyweight champion (1956-59,60-62); was the first boxer to regain the heavyweight crown; pro record 55-8-1 with 40 KOs.
🏆⚾Gabe Paul -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/4/1910 d.4/26/1998 (88)
MLB General Manager
Sports Teams: Cincinnatti Reds (General Manager), Houston Colt .45s (General Manager), Cleveland Indians (General Manager and President), New York Yankees (General Manager and President)
🏆⚾George Selkirk -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/4/1908 d.1/9/1987 (79)
MLB Player, Canadian
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🏆🥊Sandor Szabo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/4/1906 N.S. d.10/16/1966 N.S. (60)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Hungarian
🏆🏁Donald Campbell -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/23/1921 d.1/4/1967 (45)
Speedboat Racer, British
Misc: was killed in a jet-powered boat trying to crack the 300-mph mark on water.
🏆⚾Roger Connor -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/1/1857 d.1/4/1931 (73)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB First Baseman
Misc: 19th century baseball great (N.Y. Giants, St. Louis 1880-97), first baseman, .327 lifetime hitter
Sports Teams: Troy Trojans (1880-1882), New York Gothams/Giants (1883-1889), New York Giants (PL 1890), New York Giants (1891), Philadelphia Phillies (1892), New York Giants (1893-1894), St. Louis Browns (1894-1897), St. Louis Browns (manager 1896)
🏆James "Doc" Counsilman -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/28/1920 d.1/4/2004 (83)
Misc: coached Indiana men's swim team to 6 NCAA championships (1968-73); coached the 1964 and '76 U.S. men's Olympic teams that won a combined 21 of 24 gold medals (the Hoosiers' Mark Spitz won 7 in 1976); in 1979 became oldest person (59) to swim English Channel; retired in 1990 with dual meet record of 287-36-1.
🏆⚾🏈Carmen Louis "Carm" Cozza -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/10/1930 N.S. d.1/4/2018 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, College Baseball Player, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Miami (1956-1962), Yale University (1963-1996)
🏆🏈Tommy Fears -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/3/1923 d.1/4/2000 (76)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Runningback, NFL Wide Receiver
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams (player 1948-1956), Green Bay Packers (coach 1959), Los Angeles Rams (coach 1960-1961), Green Bay Packers (coach 1962-1965), Atlanta Falcons (coach 1966), New Orleans Saints (coach 1967-1970), Philadelphia Eagles (coach 1971-1972), Southern California Sun (WFL Head coach 1974-1975), Los Angeles Express (USFL Executive 1983-1985)
🏆⚾Harry Gumbert -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/5/1909 d.1/4/1995 (85)
🏆⚾Senichi Hoshino -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/22/1947 N.S. d.1/4/2018 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Manager, Baseball Pitcher, Japanese
Misc: member of the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Chunichi Dragons (player, then manager), Hanshin Tigers, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
🏆🏈Jim Lee Howell -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/27/1914 d.1/4/1995 (80)
NFL Coach, NFL Player
Sports Teams: New York Giants
🏆🥊William Landon "Gorilla" Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/12/1906 N.S. d.1/4/1982 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
🏆Cathy Larmouth -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/15/1953 d.1/4/2007 (53)
Misc: June 1981
🏆🎾Julian Myrick -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/1/1880 d.1/4/1969 (88)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
🏆🏒Bud (Norman) Poile -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/10/1924 d.1/4/2005 (80)
🏆🏒Milt Schmidt -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/5/1918 d.1/4/2017 N.S. (98)
Hall of Famer, NHL General Manager, NHL Coach, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1936-1942, 1946-1955
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins
🏆Stuart Scott -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/19/1965 d.1/4/2015 (49)
🏆🏁🏃Mel Sheppard -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/5/1884 d.1/4/1942 (57)
Misc: middle-distance runner, the first to win two gold medals in individual events in the Olympic Games.
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🏆🏁🏇George Woolf -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/10/1910 d.1/4/1946 (35)
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