🏆⚽Gareth Bale -- is 29 in the year 2018 and 30 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1989 N.S.
Soccer Player, Welsh (Wales)
🏆⚽Sergio Busquets -- is 30 in the year 2018 and 31 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1988 N.S.
Soccer Player, Spanish
🎭🏆Phoebe Cates -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1963
Movie Actress, Model
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RLN:Katz; Kevin Kline's wife; Joe's daughter
TV Shows: Lace (the infamous TV Mini-series)
Movie Titles: Gremlins, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Drop Dead Fred
🎭🏆Lorraine Chase -- is 67 in the year 2018 and 68 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1951
Actress, Model, English
🏆⚽Mousa Dembele -- is 31 in the year 2018 and 32 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1987 N.S.
Soccer Player, Belgiumese
🏆🏈Roger Duffy -- is 51 in the year 2018 and 52 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1967
🏆🏈Aaron Glenn -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1972
NFL General Manager, NFL Coach, NFL Cornerback
🏆🏁🚲Miguel Indurain -- is 54 in the year 2018 and 55 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1964 N.S.
Misc: won fourth straight Tour de France in 1994, equaling streaks of legends Jacques Anquetil of France and Eddy Merckx of Belgium; only Anquetil, Merckx and Bernard Hinault of France have won Tour 5 times.
🏆Jesse Jane -- is 38 in the year 2018 and 39 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1980 N.S.
🏆🏈Jimmy (Football B. 1943) Johnson -- is 75 in the year 2018 and 76 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1943
Hall of Famer, Sports Analyst, Football Announcer, NFL Coach, College Football Coach, College Football Player, Football Cornerback
Misc: All-SWC defensive lineman on Arkansas' 1964 national championship team; coached the Miami Hurricanes of Florida to the national title in 1987; college record of 81-34-3 in 10 years; hired by old friend and new Dallas owner Jerry Jones to succeed Tom Landry in February 1989; went 1-15 in '89, then led Cowboys to consecutive Super Bowl victories in 1992 and '93 seasons; quit on Mar. 29, 1994 after feuding with Jones; became TV analyst; Super Bowl Champ XXVII, XXVIII; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Arkansas (player), Louisiana Tech (1965), Picayune Memorial HS (1966), Wichita State (1967), Iowa State (1968-1969), Oklahoma (1970-1972), Arkansas (1973-1976), Pittsburgh (1977-1978), Oklahoma State (1979-1983), Miami (1984-1988), Dallas Cowboys (1989-1993), Miami Dolphins (1996-1999)
🏆⚾Jonathan Johnson -- is 44 in the year 2018 and 45 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1974
🏆🏒Duncan Keith -- is 35 in the year 2018 and 36 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1983 N.S.
NHL Defensive, Canadian
🏆🥊Bobby Lashley -- is 42 in the year 2018 and 43 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1976 N.S.
🏆🏒Claude Lemieux -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1965
NHL Player, Canadian
🏆⚽Carli Lloyd -- is 36 in the year 2018 and 37 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1982 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, American
🏆🏈Chip Lohmiller -- is 52 in the year 2018 and 53 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1966
Names/Places: RN: John McLeod Lohmiller
🏆🏒Jyrki Lumme -- is 51 in the year 2018 and 52 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1967
NHL Player, Olympic Athlete, Finnish
✍🎭🏆Anna Lynne McCord -- is 31 in the year 2018 and 32 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1987
Writer, Actress, Director, Model
TV Shows: 90210 (as Naomi Clark)
Movie Titles: American Heroes, Excision, Transporter 2
🏆🏀Timofey Mozgov -- is 32 in the year 2018 and 33 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1986 N.S.
NBA Player, Russian
🏆🏒Bob Murray -- is 70 in the year 2018 and 71 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1948
NHL Player, Canadian
🏆⚾Terry Pendleton -- is 58 in the year 2018 and 59 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1960
MLB Coach, MLB Third Baseman
Misc: 3x Gold Glove, ML MVP 1991
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves (player then coach)
🏆⛸Oleg Protopopov -- is 86 in the year 2018 and 87 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1932
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete, Russian, Swiss
🏆🏈Barry Sanders -- is 50 in the year 2018 and 51 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1968
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback, College Football Player
Misc: won the 1988 Heisman Trophy as junior at Oklahoma St.; all-time NCAA single season leader in rushing (2,628 yards), scoring (234 points) and TDs (39); 2-time NFC rushing leader with Detroit (1989-90); NFC Rookie of Year (1988); NFL Player of Year (1991); he rushed over 1,000 yards in each in his first five seasons.
Sports Teams: Oklahoma State, Detroit Lions (1989-1998)
🏆🏈Jerry Sisemore -- is 67 in the year 2018 and 68 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1951
Hall of Famer, NFL Tackle, College Football Player
Misc: 2x Pro Bowl, Super Bowl XV; in the Eagles and College Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Texas, Philadelphia Eagles (1973-1984)
🏆🎾Margaret Smith-Court -- is 76 in the year 2018 and 77 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1942
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Australian
Misc: won Grand Slam in both singles (1970) and mixed doubles (1963 with Ken Fletcher); 26 Grand Slam singles titles--11 Australian, 7 U.S., 5 French and 3 Wimbledon; retired.
🏆🏀Charles Daniel Smith -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1965
NBA Center, NBA Forward
🏆🏈Ariel Solomon -- is 50 in the year 2018 and 51 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1968
🏆🏈Chris Thomas -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1971
🏆⚾William Van Landingham -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1970
🎭🏆Gloria Walker -- is 81 in the year 2018 and 82 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1937 N.S.
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: June 1956
🏆🏒Bob Whitlock -- is 69 in the year 2018 and 70 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1949
NHL Player, Canadian
Misc: WHA Player (played one game in the NHL)
🏆🏈Ron Yary -- is 72 in the year 2018 and 73 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1946
Hall of Famer, NFL Player
Misc: 7x Pro Bowl, 6x First Team All-Pro, 8x All-NFC; in the Rose Bowl, College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Southern California, Minnesota Vikings (1968-1981), Los Angeles Rams (1982)
🏆⚽Robert "Bobby" Evans -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/16/1927 d.9/1/2001 (74)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, Scotish
🏆🥊Joey Giardello -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/16/1930 d.9/4/2008 (78)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: World Middleweight Champion [1963-65]
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🏆⚾"Shoeless" Joe Jackson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/16/1889 d.12/5/1931 (42)
Names/Places: RFN:Joseph Jefferson
Misc: 1919 Chicago "Black Sox" outfielder
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Naps/Indians, Chicago White Sox
🏆⚾Larry Jansen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/16/1920 d.10/10/2009 (89)
Names/Places: RFMN:Lawrence Joseph
Sports Teams: New York Giants
🏆🏈Max (William) McGee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/16/1932 d.10/20/2007 (75)
NFL Wide Receiver
Misc: Super Bowl I, II
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers
🎭🏆Bess Myerson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/16/1924 d.12/14/2014 (90)
TV Hostess, Panelist, Beauty Pagent Winner
Misc: Consumer advocate; Miss America 1945
TV Shows: I've Got a Secret, Candid Camera
🏆🏁Ed Negre -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/16/1924 N.S. d.6/4/2014 N.S. (89)
🏆🏁Jim Rathmann -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/16/1928 d.11/23/2011 (83)
Misc: Indianapolis 500 2nd place in 1952, 1957, and 1959, first place in 1960.
🏆🥊"Gorgeos" George Arena -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/13/1907 d.7/16/1992 (84)
🏆🏈Buck Buchanan -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/10/1940 d.7/16/1992 (51)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive, NFL Linebacker
Misc: AFL Champion 1966, 1969; 2x Pro Bowl; Super Bowl I, IV; Chiefs #86 retired
Sports Teams: Kansas City Chiefs (AFL 1963-1969, NFL 1970-1975)
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🏆🎾Malcolm Chace -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/12/1875 d.7/16/1955 (80)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
🏆🏀Robert L. "Bob" Douglas -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/4/1882 d.7/16/1979 (96)
Hall of Famer, NBA Owner, NBA Coach
Names/Places: NN:The Father of Black Professional Basketball
Misc: the first black hall-of-famer known by the nickname "The Father of Black Professional Basketball."
Sports Teams: New York Renaissance (founder, owner and coach 1923-1949)
🏆🏀Harold E. "Bud" Foster -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/30/1906 N.S. d.7/16/1996 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: All-America (1930); Big Ten Conference titles (1935, 1941, 1947); NCAA Championship (Wisconsin, 1941).
Sports Teams: University of Wisconsin-Madison (player 1926-1930, coach 1934-1959)
🏆🥊Terry Gordy -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/23/1961 N.S. d.7/16/2001 N.S. (40)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Terry Ray Gordy Sr.
Misc: a member of The Fabulous Freebirds
🏆🎳Tom Hennessey -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/11/1925 d.7/16/2001 (76)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: won four ABC Tournament titles in four years from 1962-65.
🏆🏁🎿Ossi Reichert -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/25/1925 d.7/16/2006 (80)
Skier, Olympic Athlete, German
Misc: giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1956)
🏆🏀Nate Thurmond -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/25/1941 d.7/16/2016 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, NBA Center
Names/Places: NN:Great Nate
Misc: career 14,437 points, 14,464 rebounds, 2,575 assists; 7x NBA All-Star, star center known for his defensive intensity; Warriors #42 retired, Cavaliers #42 retired; in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: San Francisco/Golden State Warriors (1963-1974), Chicago Bulls (1974-1976), Cleveland Cavaliers (1976-1977)
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