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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for January 5

Last Updated 02-21-2018

🏆🏈Kurt Barber -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1969
NFL Linebacker, College Football Player

🏆⚾Jason Bates -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1971
MLB Infielder

🏆🏈J. B. Brown -- is 51 in the year 2018 and 52 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1967
NFL Cornerback

🏆🏀Luigi P. "Lou" Carnesecca -- is 93 in the year 2018 and 94 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1925 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: St. John's University (coach 1965-1970, 1973-1992), New York Nets (ABA coach 1970-1973)

🏆🏈Ray Crockett -- is 51 in the year 2018 and 52 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1967
NFL Cornerback

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🏆Walter Davis -- is 87 in the year 2018 and 88 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1931
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Misc: running high jumper (Olympic-gold-1952)

🏆⚾Bob Dernier -- is 61 in the year 2018 and 62 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1957
MLB Outfielder
Misc: Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs

🏆🏈David Dixon -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1969
NFL Guard

🏆🏈Warrick Dunn -- is 44 in the year 2018 and 45 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1974
NFL Runningback

🏆Edwin Elliason -- is 80 in the year 2018 and 81 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1938
Archery, Olympic Athlete
Misc: archer (Olympic-92)

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🏆🏀Alexander "Alex" English -- is 64 in the year 2018 and 65 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1954
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward
Misc: scored 2000 points in 8 straight seasons; played 1,193 games; 8x NBA All-Star (1982-1989); 3x All-NBA Second Team (1982-1983, 1986); J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1988); NBA Scoring Champion (1983); Nuggets #2 retired, University of South Carolina #22 retired
Sports Teams: South Carolina College (1972-1976), Milwaukee Bucks (1976-1978), Indiana Pacers (1978-1980), Denver Nuggets (1980-1990), Dallas Mavericks (1990-1991), Basket Napoli (Italy 1991-1992)

🏆⚾Eduardo Escobar -- is 29 in the year 2018 and 30 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1989 N.S.
MLB Third Baseman, Venezuelan

🏆⚾Jeff Fassero -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1963
MLB Pitcher

🎭🏆Rosemarie Hillcrest -- is 75 in the year 2018 and 76 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1943
Actress, Model, Playmate, English
Misc: October 1964

🏆⚾Charles Olivier Hough -- is 70 in the year 2018 and 71 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1948
MLB Pitcher, Hawaiian
Names/Places: NN:Charlie

🏆⚾José Iglesias -- is 28 in the year 2018 and 29 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1990
MLB Pitcher, Cuban

🏆⚾Danny Jackson -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1962
MLB Pitcher

🎭🏆⚽Vinnie Jones -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1965
Actor, Soccer Player, English
Movie Titles: The Big Bounce, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Midnight Meat Train

🏆🏒Joé Juneau -- is 50 in the year 2018 and 51 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1968
NHL Player, Canadian

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🏆🏒Tim Kerr -- is 58 in the year 2018 and 59 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1960
NHL Right Wing, Canadian

🏆⚾Ron Kittle -- is 60 in the year 2018 and 61 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1958
MLB Left Fielder

🏆🏀Frank Layden -- is 86 in the year 2018 and 87 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1932
NBA General Manager, NBA Coach
Sports Teams: Utah Jazz (coach and General Manager)

🎭🏆Pamela Sue Martin -- is 65 in the year 2018 and 66 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1953
Actress, Model
Names/Places: b. in Westport, CT
TV Shows: The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (as Nancy Drew), Dynasty (as Fallon Carrington Colby)
Movie Titles: The Poseidon Adventure

🎭🏆Dani Mathers -- is 31 in the year 2018 and 32 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1987
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: May 2014; Playboy Playmate of the Year 2015

🏆🏒Basil McRae -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1961
NHL General Manager, NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏒Brian McReynolds -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1965
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏈Mercury Morris -- is 71 in the year 2018 and 72 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1947
NFL Runningback
Names/Places: RFN:Eugene
Misc: Super Bowls VI, VII, VIII
Sports Teams: Miami Dolphins

🏆⚾Chris Nabholz -- is 51 in the year 2018 and 52 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1967
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏈Derrick Ned -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1969
NFL Runningback

🏆⚾Juan Nieves -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1965
MLB Coach, MLB Pitcher, Puerto Rican

🏆🏈Jim Otto -- is 80 in the year 2018 and 81 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1938
Hall of Famer, NFL Center
Misc: 9x AFL All-Star, 3x Pro Bowl, 10x All-AFL, 3x All-Pro
Sports Teams: Oakland Raiders (1960-1974)

🏆Bridget Parker -- is 79 in the year 2018 and 80 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1939
Equestrian, Olympic Athlete, English
Misc: equestrian 3 day event (Olympic-gold-1972)

🏆🏈James Patton -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1970
NFL Player, Football Defensive Lineman

🏆🏈Joseph Patton -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1972
NFL Tackle

🏆🥊Dwight Muhammad Qawi -- is 65 in the year 2018 and 66 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1953
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆⚾John Russell -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1961
MLB Manager, MLB Catcher, MLB Outfielder

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🏆🏈Eric Smith -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1971
NFL Wide Receiver

💰🎭🏆Blanca Soto -- is 39 in the year 2018 and 40 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1979 N.S.
Businessperson, Actress, Producer, Model, Mexican

✍🏆🏁🏃Kathrine Switzer -- is 71 in the year 2018 and 72 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1947
Author, Sports Commentator, Runner, German

🏆Amelia Talon -- is 28 in the year 2018 and 29 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1990
Playmate
Misc: June 2012

🏆⚾Milt Thompson -- is 59 in the year 2018 and 60 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1959
MLB Coach, MLB Outfielder

🏆🏈De'Anthony Thomas -- is 25 in the year 2018 and 26 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1993 N.S.
NFL Runningback

🏆🏈Renaldo Turnbull -- is 52 in the year 2018 and 53 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1966
NFL Linebacker

🏆🏀Tyler Ulis -- is 22 in the year 2018 and 23 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1996 N.S.
NBA Guard

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🏆Suki Waterhouse -- is 26 in the year 2018 and 27 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1992 N.S.
Model, English

🏆🏈Sam Wyche -- is 73 in the year 2018 and 74 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1945
NFL Coach, NFL Player
Misc: NBC commentator
Sports Teams: Cincinnatti Bengals

🏆⚾Earl Battey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/5/1935 d.11/15/2003 (68)
MLB Player
Misc: 3x Gold Glove

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🏆🏒Fred Glover -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/5/1928 d.8/16/2001 (73)
NHL Coach

🏆🎳Jim Godman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/5/1946 d.5/3/2001 (55)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: one of the most prolific bowlers during the 1970s.

💰🏆⚾Bancroft "Ban" Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/5/1864 d.3/28/1931 (67)
Hall of Famer, Executive, MLB Player
Names/Places: b. in Norwalk, CT
Misc: the American League of professional baseball owes its existence and its equal footing with the National League to Ban Johnson; Johnson encouraged a fierce competition with the N.L. that ended with a merger in 1903

⚛🏆🏁🏃Jack Lovelock -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/5/1910 d.12/28/1949 (39)
Surgeon, Runner, Olympic Athlete, New Zealand
Misc: Olympic-gold-1936; athlete famous for an unexpected victory in the 1,500-metre (metric-mile) race in the 1936 Olympic Games. The world record he set on that occasion--3 min 47.8 sec--endured until 1941.

🏆🎾Chuck McKinley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/5/1941 d.8/10/1986 (45)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🏈Chuck Noll -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/5/1932 d.6/13/2014 (82)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Names/Places: b. in Cleveland
Misc: coached the Pittsburgh Steelers to 4 Super Bowl titles (1975-76,79-80); retired after 1991 season ranked 5th on all-time list with 209 wins (including playoffs) in 23 years; record 209-156-1 (.572)
Sports Teams: University of Dayton, Cleveland Browns (player 1953-1959), Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers (coach 1960-1965), Baltimore Colts (coach 1966-1968), Pittsburgh Steelers (coach 1969-1991)

🏆⚾John Ritchey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/5/1923 d.1/14/2003 (80)
MLB Player
Misc: the first to break the PCL's color barrier with the San Diego Padres, homers in his second game, career .323 average, also a top batter with Vancouver Capilanos in WIL

🏆🏒Wayne Rutledge -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/5/1942 d.10/5/2004 (62)
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏈Rick Tuten -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/5/1965 d.6/??/2017 N.S. (52)
NFL Punter
Misc: his death was announced on June 15, 2017, and nobody knows which date he died before then

🏆🏈Claude "Buddy" Young -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/5/1926 d.9/5/1983 (57)
NFL Runningback
Misc: returned 2,514 yards in kickoffs with 2 TDs
Sports Teams: New York Yankees, Dallas Texans, Baltimore Colts

🏆🎳Don Carter -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/29/1926 d.1/5/2012 (85)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: 6-time Bowler of Year (1953-54,57-58,60-61); voted Greatest of All-Time in 1970.

🏆⚾Jerry Coleman -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/14/1924 d.1/5/2014 (89)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Announcer, MLB Second Baseman
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 2005; CBS Radio broadcaster: Favorite blooper: "There's a long drive. The outfielder is back at the warning track and hits his head on the wall! It rolls back toward second base! This could be a triple!"
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (1949-1957, broadcaster 1963-1969), San Diego Padres (manager 1980, broadcaster 1974-1979, 1981-2013)

🏆Charles Dumas -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/12/1937 d.1/5/2004 (66)
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Misc: high jumper; first man to clear 7 feet (7-0 1/2) on June 29, 1956; won gold medal at 1956 Olympics.

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🏆Eusébio da Silva Ferreira -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/25/1942 N.S. d.1/5/2014 N.S. (71)
Soccer Striker, Portuguese
Names/Places: aka Eusebio

🏆⚾Rogers Hornsby -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/27/1896 d.1/5/1963 (66)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Second Baseman
Names/Places: NNLThe Rajah
Misc: NL League Award Winner 1925, 1929; 2,930 hits, 2X triple crown winner; batting leader 1920-25; the best right-handed batter in major league history, whose lifetime average was .358, second only to Ty Cobb's .367, and in 1924 he bettered Cobb's single season record of .420 with an incredible .424. Hornsby played 23 seasons.
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (player 1915-1926), New York Giants (player 1927), Boston Braves (player 1928), Chicago Cubs (player 1929-1932), St. Louis Cardinals (player 1933), St. Louis Browns (player 1933-1937), St. Louis Cardinals (manager 1925-1926), New York Giants (manager 1927), Boston Braves (manager 1928), Chicago Cubs (manager 1930-1932), St. Louis Browns (manager 1933-1937, 1952), Cincinnati Reds (manager 1952-1953)

🏆🏈Jeff Lewis -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/17/1973 d.1/5/2013 (39)
NFL Quarterback
Misc: Super Bowl XXXII
Sports Teams: Denver Broncos

🏆🏀"Pistol Pete" Maravich -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/22/1947 d.1/5/1988 (40)
Hall of Famer, NBA Guard, College Basketball Player
Names/Places: RN:Peter Press Maravich
Misc: scored NCAA record 44.2 ppg & 3,667 points during collegiate career; led NBA in scoring '77; most free throws in a college game (30); Legendary scoring guard raised for early age to star in basketball. Scored 40 points per game at LSU as collegian, then starred for the Atlanta Hawks and New Orleans Jazz; career 15,948 points, 2,747 rebounds, 3,563 assists; LSU #23 retired, Jazz #7 retired, New Orleans Pelicans #7 retired
Sports Teams: LSU (1967-1970), Atlanta Hawks (1970-1974), New Orleans/Utah Jazz (1974-1980), Boston Celtics (1980)

🏆🏀Jack "Jumpin' Jack" McCracken -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/15/1912 d.1/5/1958 (45)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player
Misc: Second place in National High School Tournament in Chicago (Classen High School, 1929); 8-time AAU All-America (1932, 1935, 1937-39, 1940, 1942, 1945); 3 AAU national titles (1937, 1939, 1942)

🏆⚾"Tug" McGraw -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/30/1944 d.1/5/2004 (59)
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:The Screwball; Tim's father
Misc: played in the World Series for both teams; record [15] for most games pitched [1969, 1973]
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets

🏆🏀Ralph Morgan -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/9/1884 N.S. d.1/5/1965 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Administrator
Misc: was instrumental in early 20th century development of basketball rules; founded the College Basketball Rules Committee in 1905, and founded the Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League which later became the Ivy League

🏆🏈Simon Shanks -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/16/1971 d.1/5/2006 N.S. (34)
NFL Player

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🏆🏁Frank Stack -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1906 d.1/5/1987 (81)
Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete, Canadian
Misc: Bronze 1932

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