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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for July 30

Last Updated 04-22-2021

🏆⚾Allan H. "Bud" Selig -- is 87 in the year 2021 and 88 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1934 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Sports Owner, MLB Executive, MLB Player
Misc: car dealer who bought AL Seattle Pilots for $10.8 million in 1970 and moved team to midwest; chairman of owners' executive council and de facto commissioner since he and colleagues forced Fay Vincent to resign on Sept. 7, 1992; cancelled World Series for first time since 1904 after owners voted 26-2 on Sept. 14, 1994 to call off remainder of regular season in wake of 34-day players' strike over proposed salary cap.; president and CEO of Milwaukee Brewers

🏆⚾Vic Davalillo -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1936 N.S.
MLB Player, Venezuelan
Names/Places: RN:Victor Jose Davalillo Romero
Misc: Gold Glove

🏆⚾Doug Rader -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1944
MLB Manager, MLB Third Baseman
Names/Places: NN:The Red Rooster
Misc: 5x Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Houston Astros

🎭🏆Arnold Schwarzenegger -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1947
Movie Actor, Movie Director, Body Builder, Model, Austrian
Names/Places: b. in Graz; Maria Shriver's hubby
Misc: Mr. Europe 2x, Mr. Universe 5x, Mr. World '70, Mr. Olympia 7x; Chairman of Presidents Council on Physical Fitness & Sports; He'll Be Back; co-owner of the Planet Hollywood restaurant chain; California Gov 2003-2010
Movie Titles: Conan the Barbarian, Commando, Total Recall, Kindergarten Cop, Red Sonja, Raw Deal, Running Man, The Terminator (series), Predator, Twins, Last Action Hero, True Lies, Eraser, Batman and Robin (as Mr. Freeze), Jingle All The Way, End of Days, The 6th Day, Collateral Damage

🏆🏈Willie Harper -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1950
NFL Linebacker
Misc: Super Bowl XVI
Sports Teams: San Francisco 49ers

🏆🏈Randy Crowder -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1952
NFL Linebacker

🏆⚾Ellis Valentine -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1954 N.S.
MLB Right Fielder
Misc: Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Montreal Expos

🏆🥊Hilmer Kenty -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1955

🏆🏒Reed Larson -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1956
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, American
Misc: played 1976-1990
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders, Minnesota North Stars, Buffalo Sabres, Maine Mariners (AHL)

🏆🏀Bill Cartwright -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1957
NBA Center
Sports Teams: New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls

🏆Daley Thompson -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1958
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, English
Names/Places: b. in London
Misc: won consecutive gold medals in decathlon at 1980 and '84 Olympics.

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🏆⚾Scott Fletcher -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1958
MLB Player

🏆⚾Tom Pagnozzi -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1962
MLB Catcher
Misc: 3x Gold Glove
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (1987-1998)

🎭🏆Monique Gabrielle -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1963
Actress, Model
Movie Titles: Amazon Women on the Moon, Deathstalker II, Emmanuelle 5, Bachelor Party, Flashdance, Night Shift

🏆🏀Christopher Paul Mullin -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1963
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward, Basketball Coach, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 5x NBA All-Star (1989-1993); 1x All-NBA First Team (1992); 2x All-NBA Second Team (1989, 1991); 1x All-NBA Third Team (1990); 2x Olympic Gold Medalist (1984, 1992); Member of the "Dream Team" inducted as a unit in 2010; 1x USBWA College Player of the Year (1985); 1x John R. Wooden Award (1985)
Sports Teams: Golden State Warriors (1985-1997, 2000-2001), Indiana Pacers (1997-2000)

🏆⚾Todd Haney -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1965
MLB Player

🏆🏀Steve Rogers -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1968
NBA Guard

🎭🏆🏈Terry Crews -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1968
Actor, NFL Player
TV Shows: Everybody Hates Chris (as Julius Rock), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (as Terry Jeffords)
Movie Titles: Bridesmaids, Get Smart (2008)

🏆🏈Michael Brandon -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1968
NFL Player

🏆🏈Robert Porcher -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1969
NFL Defensive End

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🏆🏈Ed Hawthorne -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1970
NFL Player

🏆🏈Tom McManus -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1970
NFL Player

🏆🏒Jeff Christian -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1970
NHL Coach, NHL Player, Canadian

🏆⚾Ron Blazier -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1971
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾Calvin Murray -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1971
MLB Player

🏆🏈Clif Groce -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1972
NFL Runningback

🏆🏀Jim McIlvaine -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1972
NBA Player

🏆🏒Markus Näslund -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1973
NHL Player, Hockey Executive, Swedish

🏆Misty May-Treanor -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1977
Olympic Athlete, Volleyball Player

🎭🏆Jaime Pressly -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1977
Actress, Producer, Dancer, Gymnast
TV Shows: My Name is Earl (as Joy Turner), Mom (as Jill Kendall)
Movie Titles: Not Another Teen Movie, I Love You Man; Not Another Teen Movie

🏆Justin Rose -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1980
Handball Player, English, South African

🏆⚽Hope Solo -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1981 N.S.
Soccer Player, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: her name sounds like a Star Wars name

🏆⚽Mario Martínez -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1989
Soccer Midfielder, Hondurasian

🏆⚽Dom Dwyer -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1990 N.S.
Soccer Forward, English

🏆Hirving Lozano -- is 26 in the year 2021 and 27 in the year 2022; b.7/30/1995 N.S.
Soccer Right Winger, Mexican

⚛💰🏆🏁Henry Ford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/30/1863 d.4/7/1947 (83)
Hall of Famer, Inventor, Businessperson, Manufacturer, Auto Racer, American
Names/Places: b. in Dearborn, MI
Misc: developed the first popular cheap car: The Model T; founded Ford Motor Co.; father of modern industrial production; not an auto racer but in the Motorsports Hall of Fame for founding a motor company.

🏆⚽Billy Meredith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/30/1874 d.4/19/1958 (83)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Welsh (Wales)
Names/Places: RFMN:William Henry
Misc: outside forward; one of the early superstars of soccer

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🎭🏆⚾Casey Stengel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/30/1890 d.9/29/1975 (85)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, MLB Manager, MLB Player
Names/Places: NN:The Old Perfessor; b. in Kansas City, Missouri; RFN:Charles Dillon
Misc: managed Yankees to 10 pennants, 7 championships 1949-60; some say b. 1891
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers/Superbas/Robins (1912-1917), Pittsburgh Pirates (1918-1919), Philadelphia Phillies (1920-1921), New York Giants (1921-1923), Boston Braves (1924-1925), Brooklyn Dodgers (manager 1934-1936), Boston Braves (manager 1938-1943), New York Yankees (manager 1949-1960), New York Mets (manager 1962-1965)

🏆⚾🏈🏀Victor A. "Vic" Hanson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/30/1903 N.S. d.4/10/1982 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, College Baseball Player, College Football Coach, College Football Player, College Basketball Player
Misc: was a well-known multi-sport college athlete in the 1920s. Helms Foundation Championship (Syracuse, 1926); Helms Foundation Player of the Year (1927); Grantland Rice's All-Time, All-America Team (1952); played with ABL's Cleveland Rosenblums (1927-30).
Sports Teams: Syracuse University (football player 1924-1926, basketball player 1924-1927, football coach 1928-1936)

🏆🏒Harold Ballard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/30/1903 d.4/11/1990 (86)
Hall of Famer, NHL Owner, NHL Player
Misc: in the Canadian Football and Hockey Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL, principal owner 1961-1990), Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL, owner 1978-1989)

🏆⚾Joe Nuxhall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/30/1928 d.11/15/2007 (79)
MLB Player
Misc: won 135 games; the youngest MLBer to play

🎨🏆🎾Russ Adams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/30/1930 N.S. d.6/28/2017 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Photographer, Tennis Player
Misc: called by his peers the "dean" of modern tennis photography

🎭🏆⚾Ralph Taeger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/30/1936 N.S. d.3/11/2015 N.S. (78)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, MLB Player
Misc: a strong silent type
TV Shows: Klondike, Acapulco, Hondo (as Hondo Lane)

🏆🏁Neil Bonnett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/30/1946 d.2/11/1994 (47)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer

🏆⚾James Lloyd Spencer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/30/1946 N.S. d.2/10/2002 N.S. (55)
MLB Player
Misc: 2x Gold Glove

🏆🏈Dwight Lynn White -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/30/1949 d.6/6/2008 (58)
NFL Defensive
Misc: member of the "Steel Curtain" of the Pittsburgh Steelers; Super Bowl IX, X, XIII, XIV
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers

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🏆🏈Reggie Roby -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/30/1961 d.2/22/2005 (43)
NFL Player

🏆🏁🏍Nicky Hayden -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/30/1981 N.S. d.5/22/2017 N.S. (35)
Names/Places: NN: The Kentucky Kid

🏆🥊Jem Belcher -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1781 d.7/30/1811 (30)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🏆⚾Frank Allen -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/26/1889 N.S. d.7/30/1933 N.S. (43)
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾Mickey Welch -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/4/1859 d.7/30/1941 (82)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Smiling Mickey

🏆🏀Robert P. "Fuzzy" Vandivier -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/26/1903 d.7/30/1983 (79)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player
Misc: was a well-known high school and collegiate basketball player during the 1920s.

🏆Lane Clyde Frost -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/12/1963 N.S. d.7/30/1989 N.S. (25)
Hall of Famer, Sports Figure
Misc: Bull rider

🏆🏈Bill Walsh -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/30/1931 d.7/30/2007 (75)
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, NFL Coach
Misc: coached San Francisco to 3 Super Bowl titles (1982,85,89); retired after 1988 season with 102 wins in 10 seasons; returned to college coaching in 1992 at Stanford where he was from 1977-78.
Sports Teams: Oakland Raiders (1966), San Jose Apaches (CFL 1967), Cincinnatti Bengals (1968-1975), San Diego Chargers (1976), Stanford University (1977-1978, 1992-1994), San Francisco 49ers (coach 1979-1988 and 1994-2004, VP and GM 1999-2001)

🏆🏀Ossie Schectman -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/30/1919 d.7/30/2013 (94)
NBA Player
Misc: The NBA's first scorer in the league's history.

🏆🏈Curtis Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/7/1954 N.S. d.7/30/2015 N.S. (60)
NFL Runningback
Sports Teams: Buffalo Bills

🏆🎳Bill Lillard -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/13/1927 N.S. d.7/30/2017 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆🏈Nick Buoniconti -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/15/1940 N.S. d.7/30/2019 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, NFL Linebacker
Misc: 6x AFL All-Star, 2x Pro Bowl, 2x Super Bowl champ
Sports Teams: Boston Patriots (1962-1968), Miami Dolphins (1969-1976)

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