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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name August 8

Last Updated 08-10-2019

🏆🏈Trev Alberts -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1970
NFL Player

🏆⚽Marcelo Balboa -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1967
Hall of Famer, Soccer Defender, American

🏆🏁🏃Don Bowden -- is 83 in the year 2019 and 84 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1936
Runner
Misc: Athlete; the first American to run a sub 4 minute mile.

🏆Jennifer Campbell -- is 33 in the year 2019 and 34 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1986 N.S.
Model, Playmate
Misc: December 2008

🏆Natalie Jo Campbell -- is 33 in the year 2019 and 34 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1986
Model, Playmate
Misc: December 2008

🏆🏒William John "Bill" Cleary Jr. -- is 85 in the year 2019 and 86 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1934 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Hockey Coach, Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete
Sports Teams: Harvard (player then coach)

🏆🏈Chad Cota -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1971
NFL Safety

🏆🏈Howard Cross -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1967
Sports Commentator, NFL Tight End

🏆⚾José Cruz -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1947
MLB Coach, MLB Player, Puerto Rican
Names/Places: LN:Dilan
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros

🎭💻🎵🏆Jackie Cruz -- is 33 in the year 2019 and 34 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1986 N.S.
Actress, Internet Video Actress, Songwriter, Pop Singer, Model, American, Dominican Republican
Song Titles: Sweet Sixteen
TV Shows: Orange is the New Black (as Marisol "Flaca" Gonzales)

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🎖⚖💰🏆🏒Kenneth Dryden -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1947
Hall of Famer, Policeman, Lawyer, Businessperson, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Misc: led Montreal to 6 Stanley Cup titles; playoff MVP as rookie in 1971; won or shared 5 Vezina Trophies.
Sports Teams: Montreal Voyageurs (AHL), Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens

🏆🏀"Sweet" Lou Dunbar -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1953
Basketball Coach, Basketball Player
Sports Teams: The Harlem Globetrotters

🏆🥊Chris Eubank -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1966 N.S.
Boxer, English

🏆🏁🏃Suzy Favor-Hamilton -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1968
Runner, Olympic Athlete

🏆🎾Roger Federer -- is 38 in the year 2019 and 39 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1981
Tennis Player, Swiss

🏆🥊Ryan Garcia -- is 21 in the year 2019 and 22 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1998 N.S.
Boxer, American

🎭🏆Madalina Diana Ghenea -- is 32 in the year 2019 and 33 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1987 N.S.
Actress, Model, Romanian

🏆🏈Jerome Henderson -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1969
NFL Coach, NFL Cornerback

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⛪🎭🏆🎾Dustin Hoffman -- is 82 in the year 2019 and 83 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1937
Jewish, TV/Movie Actor, Movie Director, Tennis Player
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles
TV Shows: Search For Tomorrow
Movie Titles: The Graduate, Tootsie, All The President's Men, Rain Man, Kramer vs. Kramer, Midnight Cowboy, Ishtar, Dick Tracy, Hook's Captain Hook, Simpsons' Mr. Bergstrom, Sleepers, Midnight Cowboy, Little Big Man, Outbreak, Mad City, Wag the Dog, Sphere, Moonlight Mile, Runaway Jury, I Love Huckabees, Finding Neverland, Meet The Fockers, Racing Stripes, Stranger Than Fiction, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, The Tale of Desperaux, Last Chance Harvey

🏆⚾Frank Howard -- is 83 in the year 2019 and 84 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1936
MLB Manager, MLB Player
Names/Places: NN:Hondo, The Washington Monument, and The Capital Punisher
Misc: NL Rookie of the Year 1960

🏆⚾John Hudek -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1966
MLB Pitcher, American

🏆⚾Mike Ivie -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1952
MLB First Baseman

🏆⚾Ron Karkovice -- is 56 in the year 2019 and 57 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1963
MLB Catcher

🏆Liza Kei -- is 29 in the year 2019 and 30 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1990 N.S.
Playmate, Russian
Misc: August 2017 Playmate

🏆Christine Koren -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1947 N.S.
Model, Playmate
Misc: March 1970

🏆Carol Lewis -- is 56 in the year 2019 and 57 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1963
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Names/Places: Carl's sister
Misc: high jumper (Olympic-9th-1984)

🎭🏆Peyton (B. 1986) List -- is 33 in the year 2019 and 34 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1986 N.S.
Actress, Model
Names/Places: Spencer's twin sister; not to be confused with Peyton List b. in 1998
TV Shows: FlashForward (Nicole Kirby), The Tomorrow People (as Cara Coburn), Windfall, Big Shots, Mad Men (as Jane Sterling), Frequency
Movie Titles: The Greatest Game Ever Played, Shuttle, Meeting Evil

🏆🏁Nigel Mansell -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1953
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, English
Misc: earned over $2.5 million!; won 1992 Formula One driving championship with record 9 victories and 14 poles; quit Grand Prix circuit to race Indy cars in 1993; first rookie to win IndyCar title; third driver to win IndyCar and F1 titles; will return to F1 circuit after 1994 IndyCar season.

🏆🏈Bruce Matthews -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1961
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Center
Sports Teams: Houston Oilers, Tennessee Oilers, Tennessee Titans (previous three 1983-2001, Houston moved and changed names during his time there), Houston Texans (coach, 2009-2010), Tennessee Titans (coach, 2011-2013)

🏆🏁🏊Hannah Miley -- is 30 in the year 2019 and 31 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1989 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, English

🏆🏀Dwayne Morton -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1971
NBA Player

🎭🏆Suzee Pai -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1962
Actress, Model
Misc: retired from acting in 1993
Movie Titles: Big Trouble in Little China, Jakarta, Sharky's Machine, Extralarge: Ninja Shadow (TV movie)

🏆🏈Thomas Rawls -- is 26 in the year 2019 and 27 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1993 N.S.
NFL Runningback

🏆⚾Anthony Rizzo -- is 30 in the year 2019 and 31 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1989 N.S.
MLB First Baseman
Misc: 2x Gold Glove; NL Platinum Glove Award (2016)
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs

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🏆🥊Sable -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1967
Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Rena Richardson then Rena Mero; Marc Mero's wife

🏆🏀Wimp Sanderson -- is 82 in the year 2019 and 83 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1937
College Basketball Coach
Names/Places: RFN: Winfrey
Sports Teams: Alabama, UA-Little Rock Head BB Coach

🏆Jen Selter -- is 26 in the year 2019 and 27 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1993 N.S.
Model, American

🏆🏈Brian Sipe -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1949
NFL Quarterback, USFL Figure
Misc: NFL Player of the Year [1980]; U.S. Football League [1985-86]
Sports Teams: Cleveland Browns

🏆Ragan Smith -- is 19 in the year 2019 and 20 in the year 2020; b.8/8/2000 N.S.
Gymnast, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏈Jim Sweeney -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1962
NFL Guard, NFL Center

🏆🎳Pete Tountas -- is 81 in the year 2019 and 82 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1938
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆⚾Matt Whiteside -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1967
MLB Pitcher

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🏆⚽Louis van Gaal -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.8/8/1951 N.S.
Soccer Coach, Soccer Midfielder, Soccer Manager, Dutch (Netherlands)

🏆🏁🏊Shigeo Arai -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/8/1916 N.S. d.7/19/1944 N.S. (27)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese

🏆"Jumbo" Elliott -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/8/1915 d.3/22/1981 (65)
Olympic Athlete
Misc: track coach

🏆John Facenda -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/8/1913 d.9/26/1984 (71)
Sportscaster

🏆🏒Bill Gadsby -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/8/1927 d.3/10/2016 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Sports Teams: Chicago Black Hawks, New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings

🏆🥊Alfred George James Hayes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/8/1928 N.S. d.7/21/2005 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Wrestler, Wrestling Manager, English
Names/Places: aka Lord Alfred Hayes

🏆🏀Jerry Tarkanian -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/8/1930 d.2/11/2015 (84)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, College Basketball Coach
Names/Places: NN:Tank The Shark
Misc: all-time winningest college coach with .837 winning percentage; had record 625-122 over 24 years at Long Beach State and UNLV; led UNLV to 4 Final Fours and one national championship (1990); fought 16-year battle with NCAA over purity of UNLV program; quit as coach after going 26-2 in 1991-92; fired after 20 games (9-11) as coach of NBA San Antonio Spurs in 1992.
Sports Teams: Long Beach State, UNLV, San Antonio Spurs, Fresno State

🏆⚾Johnny Temple -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/8/1928 d.1/9/1994 (65)
MLB Second Baseman
Misc: 5x all star

🎭🏆🏁🏊Esther Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/8/1921 N.S. d.6/6/2013 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actress, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; Billy Rose's wife; Fernando Lamas's widow
Misc: in the International Swimming Hall of Fame

🏆⚽William "Willie" Woodburn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/8/1919 N.S. d.12/2/2001 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scotish
Misc: centre back

🏆🏈Harry Boatswain -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/26/1969 d.8/8/2005 (36)
NFL Player

🏆🏁🏇Citation -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/11/1945 d.8/8/1970 (25)
Racehorse

🏆🥊Robert Friedrich -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/30/1891 d.8/8/1966 (75)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Ed "Strangler" Lewis

🏆Julissa Gomez -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/4/1972 N.S. d.8/8/1991 N.S. (18)
Gymnast

🏆🏒Harry Hyland -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/2/1889 d.8/8/1969 (80)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Right Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1908-1918
Sports Teams: Ottawa Senators, Montreal Wanderers

🏆🥊Kid Chocolate -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/6/1910 d.8/8/1988 (78)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Cuban

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🏆🏒John Kordic -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/22/1965 d.8/8/1992 (27)
NHL Player, Canadian

💰🏆🥊Arthur Lang -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/4/1877 d.8/8/1992 (115)
Businessperson, Boxer

🏆🏌Jarrod Lyle -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/21/1981 N.S. d.8/8/2018 N.S. (36)
Golfer, Australian

🏆🏈Dick MacPherson -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/4/1930 N.S. d.8/8/2017 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Springfield College-Massachusetts (player 1950s), University of Illinois (1958), University of Massachusetts (1959-1960, 1971-1977), University of Cincinnatti (1961-1965), University of Maryland (1966), Denver Broncos (1967-1970), Cleveland Browns (1978-1980), University of Syracuse (1981-1990), New England Patriots (1991-1992)

🏆⚾Gene Mauch -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/18/1925 d.8/8/2005 (79)
MLB Manager
Misc: suffered through a record 23 straight losses as manager of the 1961 Phillies.
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (manager)

🏆🏌Orville Moody -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/9/1933 d.8/8/2008 (74)
Golfer

🏆🏒Gus (James) Mortson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/24/1925 d.8/8/2015 N.S. (90)
NHL Defensive, Canadian

🏆⚾Wilbert Robinson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/29/1863 d.8/8/1934 (71)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Catcher
Names/Places: NN:Uncle Robbie
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (1886-1890), Baltimore Orioles (AA/NL, 1890-1899), St. Louis Cardinals (1900), Baltimore Orioles (AL, 1901-1902), Baltimore Orioles (manager, AL, 1902), Brooklyn Robins (manager, 1914-1931)

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🏆⚽Jimmy Roe -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/27/1908 d.8/8/1999 (90)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

🏆⚾Harry "The Hat" Walker -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/22/1916 N.S. d.8/8/1999 N.S. (82)
MLB Player

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