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53 Persons awarded the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award:

Arnold Palmer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arnold Daniel Palmer
Nickname(s):
The King
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 15 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won seven major golf championships: The Masters: 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964 , the U.S. Open: 1960, and the Open Championship: 1961, 1962.
Congressional Gold Medal 2009.
National High School Hall of Fame 1986.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2004.
World Golf Hall of Fame 1974.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1984.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1963.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1988.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1960.

Arthur Ashe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Robert Ashe Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professional tennis player, first African-American male champion, winning Wimbledon in 1975. Died of AIDS-related pneumonia. He and his doctors believed he contracted the virus from blood transfusions he received during his second heart surgery.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1985.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1993.
International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame 1984.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984.
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1979.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2011.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1992.

Billie Jean King

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Billie Jean Moffitt
Birth Date:
Age today:
74, 20 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women's doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles.
Played:and won in a demonstration match called "The Battle of the Sexes" in 1973.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1987.
California Hall of Fame 2006.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2010.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1990.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009.
National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame 2013.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.
Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame 1999.
Southern California Tennis Association Hall of Fame 2011.
Arthur Ashe Courage Award 1999.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1972.

Bobby Morrow

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Bobby Joe Morrow
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sprinter.
Olympic Gold Medal 1956 in 100 meters.
Olympic Gold Medal 1956 in 200 meters.
Olympic Gold Medal 1956 in 4x100 meters relay.
Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2016.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1975.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1956.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

Bobby Orr

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Marvin Orr

Brief Facts:

Club:Canada's Walk of Fame 1998.
Hockey Hall of Fame 1979.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1970.

Bonnie Blair

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Bonnie Kathleen Blair
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A speedskater. 5 times Olympic Gold Medal.
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 2001.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1995.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1994.

Brett Favre

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Brett Lorenzo Favre
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback for teams:He pronounces last name 'FARV'. Supports multiple charities.
Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 2000.
Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 2015.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2016.
Bert Bell Award 1995.
Bert Bell Award 1996.
Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award 1995.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 2007.

Cal Ripken Jr.

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr.
Also Known As:
Cal Ripken
Nickname(s):
Cal
Iron Man
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Team:Set record for consecutive games played.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 2007.
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1992.
Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame 2003.
Roberto Clemente Award 1992.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1995.

Carl Yastrzemski

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Carl Michael Yastrzemski
Nickname(s):
Yaz
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team:Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 1995.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1989.
National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame.
Hutch Award 1967.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1967.

Chris Evert

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Christine Marie Evert
Also Known As:
Chris Evert-Lloyd
Chrissie Evert
Nickname(s):
Chris
Chrissie
Birth Date:
Age today:
62, 9 days before her 63rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Andy Mill by 1 year.
ex-wife of
Older than Greg Norman by less than 1 year.
ex-wife of
Younger than John Lloyd by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Dominant female professional tennis star. Won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, in the 1970s and 1980s.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1995.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1981.
National High School Hall of Fame 1992.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1975.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1976.

Curt Schilling

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Curtis Montague Schilling
Birth Date:
Age today:
51, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Arizona Sports Hall of Fame 2011.
Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame 2013.
Roberto Clemente Award 2001.
Branch Rickey Award 2001.
Babe Ruth Award 2001.
Hutch Award 2001.
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1995.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2014.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 2001.

Dale Murphy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dale Bryan Murphy
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder, catcher, and first baseman.
Teams:Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame.
Braves Hall of Fame 2000.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1997.
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1985.
Roberto Clemente Award 1988.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1987.

David Robinson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Maurice Robinson
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 7' 1". Center.
Teams:20,790 points as a pro.
Olympic Gold Medal 1992 with the US team. .
Olympic Gold Medal 1996 with the US team.
Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1987.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2009.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1995.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 2008.
Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame 2015.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 2003.

Dean Smith

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dean Edwards Smith
Also Known As:
Dean E. Smith
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball head coach, team:Tarheels. Recruited the university's first African-American scholarship basketball player. Pushed for equal treatment for African Americans by local businesses. Supporter of Democratic party causes.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1996.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013.
Dick Enberg Award 1999.
FIBA Hall of Fame 2007.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1983.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
Henry Iba Award 1979.
Arthur Ashe Courage Award 1998.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1997.
Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2015.

Derek Jeter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Derek Sanderson Jeter
Birth Date:
Age today:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop for team:Roberto Clemente Award 2009.
Hank Aaron Award 2006.
Hank Aaron Award 2009.
Babe Ruth Award 2000.
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 2010.
Yankee Stadium Monument Park 2017.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 2009.

Don Shula

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donald Francis Shula
Birth Date:
Age today:
87, 23 days before his 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NFL team:as coach. Most winning coach in NFL history. Only perfect season - 17-0 in 1972.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1997.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1973.
Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1992.
Miami Dolphin Honor Roll 1996.
Dolphins Walk of Fame 2011.
Reds Bagnell Award 2000.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1993.

Drew Brees

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Drew Christopher Brees
Birth Date:
Age today:
38, 34 days before his 39th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback.
Teams:The only player in NFL history to surpass 40+ touchdowns and 5,000+ yards in consecutive seasons.
Maxwell Award 2000.
Academic All-America Hall of Fame 2016.
Bert Bell Award 2009.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
Texas High School Football Hall of Fame 2011.
Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award 2008.
Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award 2011.
Purdue Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame 2009.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 2010.

Dwyane Wade

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr.
Also Known As:
Dwayne Wade (common misspelled first name)
Nickname(s):
Flash
D-Wade
Birth Date:
Age today:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Younger than Gabrielle Union by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

First name is NOT Dwayne, but is pronounced as Dwayne; often in print, it is misspelled.
Basketball team:in the NBA.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 2006.

Edwin Moses

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Corley Moses
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won Olympic Gold Medal 1976 andOlympic Gold Medal 1984 in the 400 m hurdles.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1998.
Jesse Owens Award 1981.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1994.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame.
Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1981.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1984.

Jack Nicklaus

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jack William Nicklaus
Nickname(s):
The Golden Bear
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

18 major championship wins in golf. Golf course designer.
Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 1977.
World Golf Hall of Fame 1974.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005.
National High School Hall of Fame 1984.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1972.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1978.
Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award 2015.

Jim Ryun

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Ronald Ryun
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Held world record times for long distances of one mile, 1500 meters, 880 yards. Republican. United States House of Representatives from 1996 to 2007, from the 2nd District in Kansas.
National Distance Running Hall of Fame 2003.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1977.
National High School Hall of Fame 1983.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1980.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1966.

Joe Montana

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Clifford Montana Jr.
Nickname(s):
Joe Cool
The Comeback Kid
Bird Legs
Golden Joe
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quaterback.
Teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1999.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2000.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2010.
49ers Hall of Fame 2009.
Bert Bell Award 1989.
California Hall of Fame 2012.
Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award 1989.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1990.

Joe Paterno

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Vincent Paterno
Nickname(s):
Joe
JoePa
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 32 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Long-time (almost 46 years) coach for team:Fired mid-season 2011 after a scandal involving an assistant coach.
College Football Hall of Fame 2007.
Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1987.
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 2000.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
Woody Hayes Trophy 1978.
Woody Hayes Trophy 1982.
Woody Hayes Trophy 1986.
Woody Hayes Trophy 2005.
Dick Enberg Award 2012.
Paul "Bear" Bryant Award 1986.
Reds Bagnell Award 1999.
Home Depot Coach of the Year Award 2005.
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award 1978.
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award 1982.
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award 1986.
Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 2002.
Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award 1981.
Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award 2005.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1986.

Ken Venturi

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Venturi
Nickname(s):
Kenny
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro golfer, US Open winner 1964. 35 years with CBS Sports.
World Golf Hall of Fame 2013.
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1984.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1964.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 161 Waterford Circle; ceremony: 15 May 2004.

Lebron James

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lebron Raymone James
Nickname(s):
King James
Birth Date:
Age today:
32, 18 days before his 33rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward, basketball teams:2004 Rookie of the Year.
Movie:Olympic Gold Medal 2008.
Olympic Gold Medal 2012.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 2000.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 2009.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 2012.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 2013.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 2012.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 2016.

Mary Lou Retton

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Lou Retton
Also Known As:
Mary Lou Retton Kelley
Nickname(s):
America's Sweetheart
Birth Date:
Age today:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 4' 9".
Olympic Gold Medal 1984.
International Gymnastics Hall of Fame 1997.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1984.

Mary Slaney

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Teresa Decker
Also Known As:
Mary Decker
Mary Decker Slaney
Mary Teresa Slaney
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Medal winner in the 1500 meters and 3000 meters.
National Distance Running Hall of Fame 2003.
Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.
Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame 2012.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2003.
Jesse Owens Award 1983.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1983.

Michael Jordan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Jeffrey Jordan
Nickname(s):
Air Jordan
His Airness
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball team:Model for Hanes.
Baseball minor league team:A line of sports shoes.
Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007.
FIBA Hall of Fame 2015.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2009.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1988.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1991.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1992.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1996.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1998.
Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1984.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1991.

Michael Phelps

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Fred Phelps II
Nickname(s):
MP
The Baltimore Bullet
Flying Fish
Birth Date:
Age today:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 4". Whe most decorated Olympic athlete of all time with 22 medals. Holds the all-time records for gold medals (18), gold medals in individual events (11), Olympic Gold Medal wins in individual events for a male (13). In winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games. He took the record for the most first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 2008.

Muhammad Ali

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
Also Known As:
Cassius Clay
Nickname(s):
The Greatest
The Louisville Lip
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight.
Olympic Gold Medal 1960.
Said, of his boxing, "Float like a butterfly - sting like a bee." Book:Movie for television:Conscientious objector to war. Developed Parkinsons later.
International Boxing Hall of Fame 1990.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005.
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
Presidential Citizens Medal 2001.
Liberty Medal 2012.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
Arthur Ashe Courage Award 1997.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1974.
Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame 1985.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater; ceremony: 11 January 2002.

Orel Hershiser

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Orel Leonard Quinton Hershiser IV
Nickname(s):
the Bulldog
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher - team:Cy Young Award 1988.
Babe Ruth Award 1988.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1988.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Pat Summitt

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Sue Head
Also Known As:
Pat Head Summitt
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64, 14 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Women's basketball coach.
Team:Won more that 1,000 games.
Books:Naismith Basketball Coach of the Century 2000.
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2000.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1990.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012.
Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2003.
FIBA Hall of Fame 2013.
Arthur Ashe Courage Award 2012.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 2011.

Pete Rose

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Peter Edward Rose
Also Known As:
Peter Edward Rose Sr.
Nickname(s):
Charlie Hustle
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Played for and managed the Cincinnati Reds. Set many performance records.
Banned from baseball by:for betting on baseball. Convicted of tax evasion.
DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1986.
Roberto Clemente Award 1976.
Hutch Award 1968.
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1969.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1975.

Pete Rozelle

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alvin Ray Rozelle
Nickname(s):
Pete
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Commissioner of the NFL 1960-1989.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1985.
Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1998.
Reds Bagnell Award 1989.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1963.

Peyton Manning

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Peyton Williams Manning
Nickname(s):
The Sheriff
Birth Date:
Age today:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
older brother of
Older than Eli Manning by 4 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback for teams:Maxwell Award 1997.
Davey O'Brien Award 1997.
Kellen Moore Award 1997.
Bert Bell Award 2003.
Bert Bell Award 2004.
Bert Bell Award 2013.
College Football Hall of Fame 2017.
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award 1997.
Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award 2004.
Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award 2013.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 2013.
William V.
Campbell Trophy
1997.

Rafer Johnson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Rafer Lewis Johnson
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Jimmy Johnson (cornerback) by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Decathlon athlete. Olympic Gold in 1960.
Also basketball team:Movie:Helped:capture Sirhan Sirhan at Robert Kennedy's assassination.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
California Hall of Fame 2009.
National High School Hall of Fame 1990.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1958.
Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2016.

Roger Bannister

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roger Gilbert Bannister
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first runner to run the mile in less than 4 minutes. Knighted 1975. Appointed Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH) in the 2017 New Year Honours.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1954.

Sammy Sosa

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Kelvin Peralta Sosa
Nickname(s):
Mikey
Birth Date:
Age today:
49, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Right field.
Teams:Roberto Clemente Award 1998.
Hank Aaron Award 1999.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1998.

Sandy Koufax

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sanford Braun
Also Known As:
Sanford Braun Koufax
Birth Date:
Age today:
81, 18 days before his 82nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Anne Widmark by 9 or 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Pitcher with team:Took last name of stepfather as a small child.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1972.
Cy Young Award 1963.
Cy Young Award 1965.
Cy Young Award 1966.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1979.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
Babe Ruth Award 1963.
Babe Ruth Award 1965.
Hutch Award 1966.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1965.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Serena Williams

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Serena Jameka Williams
Birth Date:
Age today:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

daughter of
younger sister of
Younger than Venus Williams by 1 year.
half-sister of
Younger than Yetunde Price by 9 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Champion tennis player.
California Hall of Fame 2010.
Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 2012.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2005.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 2015.

Sugar Ray Leonard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ray Charles Leonard

Brief Facts:

Through the 1980's he won five world titles in five different weight classes.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1985.
Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame.
Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame 2013.
Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1981.

Terry Baker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Terry Wayne Baker
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1962, team:as quarterback.
Teams:College Football Hall of Fame 1982.
Maxwell Award 1962.
Chic Harley Award 1962.
Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1991.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1962.

Terry Bradshaw

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Terry Paxton Bradshaw
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than JoJo Starbuck by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Quarterback with NFL team:Movies:College Football Hall of Fame 1996.
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1988.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1989.
Louisiana Tech University Athletics Hall of Fame 1984.
Bert Bell Award 1978.
Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor 2017.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1979.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 11 October 2001.

Tiger Woods

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eldrick Tont Woods
Birth Date:
Age today:
41, 18 days before his 42nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Youngest Masters champ. Spokesperson for Buick.
California Hall of Fame 2007..
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1996.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 2000.
Anaheim / OC Walk of Stars:
A star for Sports fame.

Tom Brady

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Gisele BŁndchen by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Quarterback.
Team:Bert Bell Award 2007.
Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award 2007.
Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award 2010.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 2005.

Tom Seaver

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Thomas Seaver
Nickname(s):
The Franchise
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 25 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

3 time winner.
Pitcher team:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1992.
USC Athletic Hall of Fame 1995.
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame 2006.
New York Mets Hall of Fame 1988.
Cy Young Award 1969.
Cy Young Award 1973.
Cy Young Award 1975.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1969.

Wayne Gretzky

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wayne Gretzky
Nickname(s):
the Great One
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19

Brief Facts:

Clubs:Canada's Walk of Fame 2002.
Hockey Hall of Fame 1999.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1982.

Willie Stargell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wilver Dornel Stargell
Also Known As:
Wilver Stargell
Nickname(s):
Pops
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1988.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1989.
Roberto Clemente Award 1974.
Babe Ruth Award 1979.
Hutch Award 1978.
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1974.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1979.
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