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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name August 9

Last Updated 06-08-2018

🏆⚾Juan Alvarez -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1973
MLB Pitcher

🏆🥊Alexa Bliss -- is 27 in the year 2018 and 28 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1991 N.S.
Wrestler, American
Names/Places: RN: Alexis Kaufman

🏆🏒Rod Brind'amour -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1970
NHL Coach, NHL Center, Canadian

🏆⚾Bill Campbell -- is 70 in the year 2018 and 71 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1948
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏈John Cappelletti -- is 66 in the year 2018 and 67 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1952
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1973), Maxwell Award (1973), Walter Camp Award (1973), UPI Player of the year (1973), Chic Harley Award (1973)
Sports Teams: Penn State, Los Angeles Rams (1974-1978), San Diego Chargers (1980-1983)

🏆🏀Robert J. "Bob" Cousy -- is 90 in the year 2018 and 91 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1928
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Guard
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: the oldest man to play in the NBA at age 41 1/2. At 6'1", Cousy was rather short, but his speed and agility more than made up for his size. Cousy spent 13 of his 14 seasons with the Boston Celtics, in every one of them Boston made the playoffs, he averaged 18.4 points a game with a career 16,960 points; he led the NBA in assists 8 times, career 6,955 assists; 10-time All-NBA first team (1952-61); MVP in 1957; led Boston to 6 NBA titles (1957,59-63).
Sports Teams: Boston Celtics (1950-1963), Cincinnatti Royals (1969-1970), Boston College (coach (1963-1969), Cincinnatti Royals (coach, 1969-1973)

🏆Dianne Danford -- is 80 in the year 2018 and 81 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1938
Model, Playmate
Misc: November 1961

🏆🏀Vinny Del Negro -- is 52 in the year 2018 and 53 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1966
Sports Analyst, NBA Coach, NBA Player

🏆Sarah Elizabeth -- is 35 in the year 2018 and 36 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1983
Model, Playmate
Misc: November 2006

🏆🏀Derek Fisher -- is 44 in the year 2018 and 45 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1974
NBA Coach, NBA Guard

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🏆⚾Brian Fuentes -- is 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1975
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏁🏃Tyson Gay -- is 36 in the year 2018 and 37 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1982 N.S.
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, American

✍🏆🎾Brad Gilbert -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1961
Author, Tennis Commentator, Tennis Player

🏆⚾Jason Heyward -- is 29 in the year 2018 and 30 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1989 N.S.
MLB Right Fielder
Names/Places: NN:The J-Hey Kid and Jason Baeward
Misc: All-Star, 5x Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals

🏆⚽Roy Hodgson -- is 71 in the year 2018 and 72 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1947 N.S.
Soccer Player, Soccer Coach, Soccer Manager, English
Misc: some sources give b. August 4

🏆🏀Chamique Holdsclaw -- is 41 in the year 2018 and 42 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1977
Basketball Player

🏆🏒Brett Andrew Hull -- is 54 in the year 2018 and 55 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1964
Hall of Famer, NHL Right Wing, American, Canadian
Misc: named NHL MVP in 1991 with St. Louis; holds single season RW scoring record with 86 goals; he and father Bobby have both won Hart (MVP), Lady Byng (sportsmanship) and All-Star Game MVP trophies.
Sports Teams: Calgary Flames, St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes

🏆⚾Julián Javier -- is 82 in the year 2018 and 83 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1936
MLB Second Baseman, Dominican Republican

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🏆🏒Jim Johnson -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1962
NHL Player

🏆⚾Scott Karl -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1971
MLB Pitcher

✍🏆Lubomir Kavalek -- is 75 in the year 2018 and 76 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1943
Author, Chess Player, Czech
Misc: U.S. chess champion, 1973-74, 1978-80

🏆🏒Yuri Khmylev -- is 54 in the year 2018 and 55 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1964
NHL Player, Olympic Athlete, Russian

🏆🏈Jim Kiick -- is 72 in the year 2018 and 73 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1946
NFL Runningback, NFL Halfback, AFL Figure
Misc: Super Bowl VI, VII, VIII
Sports Teams: Miami Dolphins

🏆🏀Jimmy King -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1973
NBA Player

🏆⚾Mike Lamb -- is 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1975
MLB Player

🏆🎾Rod Laver -- is 80 in the year 2018 and 81 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1938
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Australian
Misc: the first player to win the "Grand Slam" twice (1962,69); Wimbledon champion 4 times; first to earn $1 million in prize money.

🏆🏈Louis Lipps -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1962
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🏒Brian Loney -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1972
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏈Kevin Mack -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1962
NFL Runningback

🏆⚾Pat Mahomes -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1970
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏈James McKeehan -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1973
NFL Tight End

🏆🏈Chris Miller -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1965
NFL Quarterback

🏆🏈Matt (Football) Moore -- is 34 in the year 2018 and 35 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1984 N.S.
NFL Quarterback

🏆⚾Matt (Baseball) Morris -- is 44 in the year 2018 and 45 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1974
MLB Pitcher

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🏆⚾Claude Osteen -- is 79 in the year 2018 and 80 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1939
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN: Gomer
Sports Teams: Cinnannati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers

🏆⚾Troy Percival -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1969
MLB Pitcher, College Baseball Coach
Sports Teams: California/Anaheim Angels, Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Rays

🏆🏒Bruce Racine -- is 52 in the year 2018 and 53 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1966
NHL Goaltender, Canadian

🏆⚽Jennifer Ruiz -- is 35 in the year 2018 and 36 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1983 N.S.
Soccer Player, American

🏆⚾🏈Deion Sanders -- is 51 in the year 2018 and 52 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1967
Hall of Famer, Sports Analyst, MLB Center Fielder, NFL Defensive
Names/Places: b. in Fort Myers, FL
Misc: Atlanta Braves Baseball OF and Atlanta Falcons Football DB-KR; 2-time consensus All-America at Florida St. in football (1987-88); 3-time NFL All-Pro with Atlanta Falcons (1991-93); led Major Leagues in triples (14) with Atlanta in 1992 and hit .533 in World Series the same year
Sports Teams: Atlanta Falcons (1989-1993), San Francisco 49ers (1994), Dallas Cowboys (1995-1999), Washington Redskins (2000), Baltimore Ravens (2004-2005)

🏆⚾Kevin Sauceir -- is 62 in the year 2018 and 63 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1956
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾Bob Scanlan -- is 52 in the year 2018 and 53 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1966
MLB Pitcher

🎭🏆Nikki Schieler -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1971
Actress, Producer, Model, Playmate
Names/Places: Ian Ziering's ex-wife
Misc: Playboy playmate September 1997

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🏆⚾Ted Simmons -- is 69 in the year 2018 and 70 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1949
MLB Coach, MLB Catcher
Misc: 8x All-Star; in the Cardinals Hall of Fame

🏆🥊John Smith -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1965
Wrestler
Misc: 2-time NCAA champion for Oklahoma State at 134 lbs. (1987-88) and Most Outstanding Wrestler of '88 championships; 3-time world champion; gold medal winner at 1988 and '92 Olympics at 137 lbs; only wrestler ever to win Sullivan Award (1990); coached Oklahoma St. to 1994 NCAA title and brother Pat was Most Outstanding Wrestler.

🏆🏈Darren Studstill -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1970
NFL Quarterback, College Football Coach

🏆⚾Steve Swisher -- is 67 in the year 2018 and 68 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1951
MLB Catcher, Baseball Manager
Names/Places: RN: Steven Eugene Swisher

🏆🏈Doug Williams -- is 63 in the year 2018 and 64 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1955
Hall of Famer, NFL Executive, NFL Coach, NFL Quarterback
Misc: Superbowl XXII MVP
Sports Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1978-1982), Oklahoma Outlaws, Arizona Outlaws (previous two entries: team moved during his tenure, USFL, 1984-1985), Washington Redskins (1986-1989), Grambling State University (coach, 1998-2003, 2011-2013)

🏆⚽Mário Zagallo -- is 87 in the year 2018 and 88 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1931
Soccer Forward, Soccer Manager, Brazilian
Misc: forward who is one of only two men (Franz Beckenbauer is the other) to serve as both captain (1962) and coach (1970) of World Cup champion; served as advisor for Brazil's 1994 World Cup champion.

🏆⚾Jeff Zimmerman -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1972
MLB Pitcher, Canadian

🏆🏈Eric Zomalt -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1972
NFL Safety

🏆🏒Sir Weston Adams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1904 d.3/19/1973 (68)
Hall of Famer, NHL Executive
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins (owner and president)

🏆⚾Tommy Lee Agee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1942 d.1/22/2001 (58)
MLB Outfielder
Misc: 2x Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox

🏆🏈Gary Bushert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1953 N.S. d.5/12/2013 N.S. (59)
College Football Player

🏆🥊Eddie Futch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1911 d.10/10/2001 (90)
Boxer, Boxing Trainer

🏆🏈Chris Gedney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1970 d.3/9/2018 N.S. (47)
NFL Player, College Football Player

🏆⚾Ralph Houk -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1919 d.7/21/2010 (90)
MLB Manager, MLB Player
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (manager), Detroit Tigers (manager)

🎭🎵🏆Whitney Houston -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1963 d.2/11/2012 (48)
Movie Actress, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Model
Names/Places: b. in Newark, NJ
Misc: Star Spangled Banner singer at Superbowl 1991; Bobby Brown's wife; The Bodyguard; held the 14-week #1 pop hit record with "I'll Always Love You" until Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men beat it with "One Sweet Day" for a 16-week #1 run in 1995
Song Titles: You Give Good Love, Saving All My Love For You, How Will I Know, Greatest Love Of All, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Didn't We Almost Have It All, So Emotional, Where Do Broken Hearts Go, Love Will Save The Day, I'm Your Baby Tonight, All The Man I Need, I Will Always Love You, I'm Every Woman, I Have Nothing, Exhale
Album Titles: Whitney Houston, Whitney, I'm Your Baby Tonight, My Love Is Your Love, Just Whitney, I Look To You, The Bodyguard, Waiting To Exhale, The Preacher's Wife
Movie Titles: The Bodyguard, Waiting To Exhale, The Preacher's Wife

🏆🏀George Hoyt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1883 d.11/11/1962 (79)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Referee
Names/Places: NN:Mr. Basketball, New England's foremost basketball referee
Misc: NBA hall of fame referee (elected 1961)

🏆🥊Harold Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1928 d.2/19/2015 (86)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

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🏆🏈🥊Eugene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1931 N.S. d.5/10/1963 N.S. (31)
NFL Player, Wrestler

🏆⚽Joseph "Joe" Mercer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1914 d.8/9/1990 (76)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, English
Misc: left half; Distinguished British association football (soccer) player (1932-54) who went on to become a successful manager, as well.

🎭🏆🥊Ken Norton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1943 d.9/18/2013 (70)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Panelist, Sports Commentator, Boxer
Misc: boxing commentator; WBC heavyweight champ in 1978, beat Mohammad Ali in 1973.
TV Shows: The Gong Show (occasional panelist)

🎭🏆🎾Nat Pendleton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1895 d.10/12/1967 (72)
Movie Actor, Tennis Player, Olympic Athlete

🏆🏈Dick Steinberg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1935 N.S. d.9/25/1995 (60)
NFL General Manager
Misc: one of the National Football League's top personnel specialists for a quarter century
Sports Teams: New York Jets (General Manager)

🏆Jack Stephens -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1923 d.7/23/2005 (81)
Sports Figure
Misc: chairman of Augusta National Golf Club

🏆🏁Len Sutton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1925 d.12/3/2006 (81)
Auto Racer

🏆🏀John "Hot Rod" Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1962 d.12/11/2015 N.S. (53)
NBA Center, NBA Forward

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🏆🏁Bill Alsup -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/15/1938 N.S. d.8/9/2016 N.S. (78)
Auto Racer, American

🏆🏈Alan "The Horse" Ameche -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/1/1933 N.S. d.8/9/1988 N.S. (55)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1954), 2x NFL champ, 4x Pro Bowl
Sports Teams: University of Wisconsin, Baltimore Colts (1955-1960)

🏆🏈Tony Baker -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/16/1945 d.8/9/1998 N.S. (53)
NFL Runningback

🏆🏁🏊Charles Daniels -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/24/1885 N.S. d.8/9/1973 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆⚽Aldo Donelli -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/22/1907 d.8/9/1994 (87)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

🏆⚾Harry Elliott -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/30/1923 d.8/9/2013 (89)
MLB Outfielder

🏆🏈Frank Gifford -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/16/1930 d.8/9/2015 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Football Announcer, NFL Quarterback, NFL Runningback
Names/Places: b. in Santa Monica, CA; Kathie Lee's husband
Misc: Monday Night Football 1971-97; 78 TDs, 5434 yds passing; 4-time All-Pro (1955-57,59); NFL MVP in 1956; led NY Giants to 3 NFL title games; TV sportscaster since 1958, beginning career while still a player.
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1952-1960, 1962-1964)

🏆⚾Glen Hobbie -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/24/1936 d.8/9/2013 (77)
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾Johnny Logan -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/23/1927 d.8/9/2013 (86)
MLB Shortstop
Sports Teams: Milwaukee Braves

🏆🏈George Preston Marshall -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/11/1897 d.8/9/1969 (71)
Hall of Famer, NFL Owner, NFL Executive, NFL Coach
Misc: NFL president; b. Oct 13?
Sports Teams: Washington Palace Five (coach 1925-1928), Boston/Washington Redskins (owner 1932-1969)

🏆⚽Joseph "Joe" Mercer -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/9/1914 d.8/9/1990 (76)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, English
Misc: left half; Distinguished British association football (soccer) player (1932-54) who went on to become a successful manager, as well.

🏆⚾Walter O'Malley -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/9/1903 d.8/9/1979 (75)
Hall of Famer, MLB Owner, MLB Executive
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers (previous two: his team changed locations during his ownership in 1958, owned from 1950-1979)

🏆🏀Derek Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/1/1961 d.8/9/1996 N.S. (34)
NBA Player

🏆🏈Riley Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/14/1911 d.8/9/1999 (88)
College Football Player
Misc: the quarterback who led Alabama to a national championship in 1934

🏆🏁Herb Thomas -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/6/1923 d.8/9/2000 (77)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: NASCAR; twice won the Grand National Racing championship, now known as the Winston Cup

🏆🏒Frederick Whitcroft -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/20/1882 d.8/9/1931 (48)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Coach, Hockey Player, Canadian
Misc: NHL Rover
Sports Teams: Renfrew Creamery Kings, Edmonton Eskimos, Kenora Thistles

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