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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name June 17

Last Updated 08-07-2018

🏆⚾Shawn Abner -- is 52 in the year 2018 and 53 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1966
MLB Player

🏆🏈Fred Barnett -- is 52 in the year 2018 and 53 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1966
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🏈Robert "Bobby" Bell -- is 78 in the year 2018 and 79 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1940 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker
Misc: 6x AFL All-Star, 5x First Team All-AFL, 3x Pro Bowl; Chiefs #78 retired; in the North Carolina Sports, College Football and Pro Football Halls of FAme
Sports Teams: University of Minnesota, Kansas City Chiefs (1963-1974)

🏆🏈Kyle Boller -- is 37 in the year 2018 and 38 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1981
NFL Quarterback

🏆🏈Ed Brady -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1962
NFL Player

🏆🏀Don Casey -- is 81 in the year 2018 and 82 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1937
NBA Coach, NBA Player

🏆🏁🏊Steve (Swimmer) Clark -- is 75 in the year 2018 and 76 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1943 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic Gold medalist [1964]; broke nine world swimming records from 1960-65 in short-course times

🏆⚾Dave Concepción -- is 70 in the year 2018 and 71 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1948
MLB Shortstop, Venezuelan
Names/Places: RN:David Ismael Benitez
Misc: All Star MVP 1982, 9x All-Star, 5x Gold Glove, 2x Silver Slugger, 2x World Series champ; Reds #13 retired
Sports Teams: Cincinnatti Reds (1970-1988)

🏆🏈Amari Cooper -- is 24 in the year 2018 and 25 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1994 N.S.
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆Ann Davis -- is 80 in the year 2018 and 81 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1938 N.S.
Model, Playmate
Misc: September 1960

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🏆🏀Terry Davis -- is 51 in the year 2018 and 52 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1967
NBA Center, NBA Forward

🏆🏈Dermontti Dawson -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1965
Hall of Famer, NFL Center
Misc: 7x Pro Bowl, 6x All Pro; Steelers #63 no longer issued; in the Kentucky Pro Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers (1988-2000)

⚖🏆🎾Donald Dell -- is 80 in the year 2018 and 81 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1938
Hall of Famer, Attorney, Tennis Player

🏆Debbie Ellison -- is 69 in the year 2018 and 70 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1949 N.S.
Model, Playmate
Misc: September 1970

🏆🏒Stéphane Fiset -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1970
NHL Goaltender, Canadian

🏆🏒Dave Fortier -- is 67 in the year 2018 and 68 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1951
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏈Kevin Glover -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1963
NFL Center

🏆🏁🏊Michael Gross -- is 54 in the year 2018 and 55 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1964
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, West German
Misc: Olympic-2 world records-1984

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🏆🏈Jason Hanson -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1970
NFL Player

🏆🏈Albert Haynesworth -- is 37 in the year 2018 and 38 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1981
NFL Defensive

🏆⚽Jordan Henderson -- is 28 in the year 2018 and 29 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1990 N.S.
Soccer Player, English

🏆🏁Dan Jansen -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1965
Sportscaster, Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete
Misc: won his gold medal when he set a new world record for the 500 meter race in the Olympics; fell in 500m and 1,000m in 1988 Olympics at Calgary after learning of death of sister Jane; placed fourth in 500m and didn't attempt 1,000m 4 years later in Albertville; fell in 500m at '94 Games in Lillehammer, then finally won an Olympic medal with world record (1:12.43) effort in 1,000m; took victory lap with baby daughter Jane in his arms.

🏆🏀Ron "Popeye" Jones -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1970 N.S.
NBA Coach, NBA Forward

🏆⚾🏈Matt Kinzer -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1963
MLB Pitcher, NFL Punter, American

🏆⚾Manny Lee -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1965
MLB Player

🏆🎳Mark Lewis -- is 63 in the year 2018 and 64 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1955
Hall of Famer, Bowler, Olympic Athlete

🎭🏆Peter Lupus -- is 86 in the year 2018 and 87 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1932
Actor, Producer, Body Builder
Misc: most sources gave b. 1937, but a 1997 newsarticle reported on Peter attempt to lift 60-thousand pounds or more in 30 minutes in honor of his 65th birthday.
TV Shows: Police Squad! (as Norberg), Mission: Impossible (as Willie Armitage the muscle man)

🏆⚾Mike Magnante -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1965
MLB Pitcher, American

🏆🏈James McKnight -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1972
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🏁🚲Eddy Merckx -- is 73 in the year 2018 and 74 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1945
Bicyclist, Belgiumese
Misc: PRON:Mehr-sicks; 5-time winner of the Tour de France bicycle race

🏆🏒Michael James "Mike" Milbury -- is 66 in the year 2018 and 67 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1952 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, NHL Defensive
Misc: works as an ice hockey analyst for the NESN, Hockey Night in Canada, and the NHL on NBC as of 2016.
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins (possibly 1974-1987)

🏆🥊Terry Norris -- is 51 in the year 2018 and 52 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1967
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🎾Gianluca Pozzi -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1965
Tennis Player, Italian

💰🎭🎵🏆Paulina Rubio -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1971 N.S.
Businessperson, Actress, TV Hostess, Panelist, Pop Singer, Model, Mexican
Group Names: Timbiriche, soloist
TV Shows: The X Factor (judge)

🏆⚾Donnie Sadler -- is 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1975
MLB Player

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🏆🏈Ray Seals -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1965
NFL Player

🏆Sally Sheffield -- is 77 in the year 2018 and 78 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1941 N.S.
Playmate
Misc: May 1969

🏆🏈Keith Sims -- is 51 in the year 2018 and 52 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1967
NFL Guard

🎵🏆Ruby Stewart -- is 31 in the year 2018 and 32 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1987
Singer, Model
Names/Places: Kelly Emberg and Rod's girl

🏆🏒Bryan John Trotter -- is 62 in the year 2018 and 63 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1956
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆Shane Watson -- is 37 in the year 2018 and 38 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1981 N.S.
Cricket Player, Australian

🏆🥊Chris Weidman -- is 34 in the year 2018 and 35 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1984 N.S.
Mixed Martial Arts, American

🏆🎾Venus Williams -- is 38 in the year 2018 and 39 in the year 2019; b.6/17/1980
Tennis Player
Misc: Wimbledon 2000

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🏆🏁🏇Ted Atkinson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1916 d.5/5/2005 (88)
Jockey, Canadian
Names/Places: NN:The Slasher

🏆🥊Tommy Burns -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1881 d.5/10/1955 (73)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Canadian

🏆🎾Bud Collins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1929 d.3/4/2016 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Sportscaster, Tennis Player
Names/Places: RFN:Arthur
Misc: tennis commentator

🏆⚾Phil Douglas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1890 d.8/1/1952 (62)
MLB Player
Names/Places: NN:Shufflin' Phil

🏆🏈Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1923 N.S. d.1/28/2004 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, NFL Halfback, NFL End
Misc: AAFC/NFL; in the Wisconsin Athletic, Pro and College Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Chicago Rockets (1946-1948), Los Angeles Rams (1949-1957)

🏆Nancy Jo Hooper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1943 N.S. d.11/15/2012 N.S. (69)
Model, Playmate
Misc: February 1964

🏆🏈Randy Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1944 d.9/17/2009 (65)
NFL Player

🏆Tigran Petrosian -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1929 d.8/13/1984 (55)
Chess Player, Russian
Misc: world chess champion (1963-69)

🏆🏈Ray Scott -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1919 d.3/23/1998 (78)
Hall of Famer, Football Announcer
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers, UCLA, Arizona, Minnesota, Nebraska (all football announcing jobs)
TV Shows: CBS Sports

🏆🏀Maurice Stokes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/17/1933 d.4/6/1970 (36)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player
Misc: 3x NBA All-Star(1956-58); 3x All-NBA Second Team Selection (1956-58); NBA Rookie of the Year (1956); Sacramento Kings #12 retired; in the College Basketball and Pro Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Rochester/Cincinnatti Royals (1955-1958)

🏆🏒Ray Chaisson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1918 N.S. d.6/17/1983 N.S. (64)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player
Misc: played in the Eastern Hockey League and the Pacific Coast Hockey League

⚖🏆🏁🏃Ron Clarke -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/21/1937 d.6/17/2015 N.S. (78)
Mayor, Runner, Track and Field, Australian
Misc: held 19 records

🏆🏈John David Crow -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/8/1935 d.6/17/2015 (79)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Player, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: coach/athletic director: Northeast Louisiana U; Heisman Trophy (1957), 4x Pro Bowl
Sports Teams: Texas A&M University, Chicago/St. Louis Cardinals (1958-1964), San Francisco 49ers (1965-1968), Alabama (coach 1969-1971), Cleveland Browns (coach 1972-1973), San Diego Chargers (coach 1974), Northeast Louisiana (coach 1976-1980), Northeast Louisiana (administrator 1975-1981), Texas A&M (administrator 1983-1993)

🏆Willie D. Davenport -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/8/1943 d.6/17/2002 (59)
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Misc: 110m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1968); some say b. June 6

📰🏆⚾Nelson Doubleday Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/20/1933 d.6/17/2015 (81)
Publisher, MLB Owner
Sports Teams: New York Mets (owned)

🏆⚾Sid Gordon -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/13/1917 d.6/17/1975 (57)
MLB Player

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🏆🏈Larry Grantham -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/16/1938 d.6/17/2017 N.S. (78)
NFL Linebacker
Misc: Super Bowl III
Sports Teams: New York Jets

🏆⚾Dick Howser -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/14/1937 d.6/17/1987 (50)
MLB Manager, MLB Shortstop
Sports Teams: Kansas City A's (player), Kansas City Royals (manager), New York Yankees (manager)

🎭🏆🏈John "Tooz" Matuszak -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/25/1950 N.S. d.6/17/1989 N.S. (38)
Actor, NFL Player
Misc: Super Bowls XI, XIV
Sports Teams: Oakland Raiders
TV Shows: Hollywood Beat, 1st and Ten (as John Manzak)

🏆🏈🥊Bo Nance -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/30/1942 d.6/17/1992 (49)
NFL Fullback, Wrestler

🏆🏈Jim Nance -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/30/1942 N.S. d.6/17/1992 N.S. (49)
NFL Runningback

🏆Harry Pillsbury -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/5/1872 d.6/17/1906 (33)
Chess Player

🏆⚾"Dusty" Rhodes -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/13/1927 d.6/17/2009 (82)
MLB Player
Names/Places: RFMN:James Jamar

🏆🏁Robert Charles "Bob" Sweikert -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/20/1926 N.S. d.6/17/1956 N.S. (30)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer

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