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60 Persons awarded the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year:

Arnold Palmer

Real/Birth Name:
Arnold Daniel Palmer
Nickname(s):
The King
Gender:
Male
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. 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 1960. Southern Conference Hall of Fame 2009. National High School Hall of Fame 1986. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1983.

Arthur Ashe

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Robert Ashe Jr.
Gender:
Male
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 Hall of Fame List 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 1992.

Billie Jean King

Real/Birth Name:
Billie Jean Moffitt
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
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 Bobby Riggs 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 1972.

Bobby Morrow

Real/Birth Name:
Bobby Joe Morrow
Gender:
Male
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 1956. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. James E. Sullivan Award 1957.

Bobby Orr

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Marvin Orr
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams Boston Bruins, Team Canada '72. Canada's Walk of Fame 1998. Hockey Hall of Fame 1979. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1970. Canada's Sports Hall of Fame 1982.

Bonnie Blair

Real/Birth Name:
Bonnie Kathleen Blair
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
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 1994. James E. Sullivan Award 1992.

Brett Favre

Real/Birth Name:
Brett Lorenzo Favre
Gender:
Male
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 Southern Mississippi University, Green Bay Packers. 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 2007. NFL Player of the Year 1995. NFL Player of the Year 1997. NFL Player of the Year 2002. NFL Player of the Year 2007. NFL Player of the Year 2009. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2018. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2015.

Cal Ripken Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr.
Also Known As:
Cal Ripken
Nickname(s):
Cal
Iron Man
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57, 7 days before his 58th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Team Baltimore Orioles. 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 1995. Little League Hall of Excellence 1996. American League Rookie of the Year Award 1982. International League Hall of Fame 2011.

Carl Yastrzemski

Real/Birth Name:
Carl Michael Yastrzemski
Nickname(s):
Yaz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78, 5 days before his 79th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Boston Red Sox. 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 1967. Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame 1990.

Chris Evert

Real/Birth Name:
Christine Marie Evert
Also Known As:
Chris Evert-Lloyd
Chrissie Evert
Nickname(s):
Chris
Chrissie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
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. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1975. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1976. National High School Hall of Fame 1992.

Curt Schilling

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

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox. Arizona Sports Hall of Fame 2011. 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 2001. Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 2012. Phillies Wall of Fame 2013.

Dale Murphy

Real/Birth Name:
Dale Bryan Murphy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder, catcher, and first baseman. Teams Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Colorado Rockies. 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 1987. Little League Hall of Excellence 1995.

David Robinson

Real/Birth Name:
David Maurice Robinson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
53, 11 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 7' 1". Center. Teams Navy, The Dream Team, San Antonio Spurs. 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 2003. FIBA Hall of Fame 2013. John R Wooden Award 1987. Naismith College Player of the Year 1987.

Dean Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Dean Edwards Smith
Also Known As:
Dean E. Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball head coach, team University of North Carolina 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 1997. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2015. Longhorn Men's Hall of Honor 1980. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 1999.

Derek Jeter

Real/Birth Name:
Derek Sanderson Jeter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop for team New York Yankees. 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 2009. American League Rookie of the Year Award 1996.

Don Shula

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Francis Shula
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NFL team Miami Dolphins 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 1993. Walter Camp Man of the Year 1984.

Drew Brees

Real/Birth Name:
Drew Christopher Brees
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints. 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 2010. NFL Player of the Year 2006. Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award 2012. Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award 2006.

Dwyane Wade

Real/Birth Name:
Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr.
Also Known As:
Dwayne Wade (common misspelled first name)
Nickname(s):
Flash
D-Wade
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
36
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 Miami Heat in the NBA. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2006.

Edwin Moses

Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Corley Moses
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62, 14 days before his 63rd birthday
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 1984. James E. Sullivan Award 1983.

J.J. Watt

Real/Birth Name:
Justin James Watt
Also Known As:
J. J. Watt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive end. Teams University of Wisconsin, Houston Texans. Lott IMPACT Trophy 2010. Bert Bell Award 2014. Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award 2012. Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award 2014. Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award 2015. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2017. Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award 2017.

Jack Nicklaus

Real/Birth Name:
Jack William Nicklaus
Nickname(s):
The Golden Bear
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
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. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1972. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1978. Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award 2015. National High School Hall of Fame 1984.

Jackie Stewart

Real/Birth Name:
John Young Stewart
Also Known As:
Sir Jackie Stewart
Nickname(s):
Flying Scot
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Formula One driver. In the 1971 Birthday Honours Stewart was created an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). Knighted 2001. Automotive Hall of Fame 2013. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1973.

Jerry Lucas

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Ray Lucas
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 8". Power forward, center. Teams Ohio State University, Cincinnati Royals, San Francisco Warriors, New York Knicks. Olympic Gold Medal 1960. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1980. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 1977. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1961. National High School Hall of Fame 1986.

Jim Ryun

Real/Birth Name:
James Ronald Ryun
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
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 Track and Field Hall of Fame 1980. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1966. National High School Hall of Fame 1983. James E. Sullivan Award 1966.

Joe Montana

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Clifford Montana Jr.
Nickname(s):
Joe Cool
The Comeback Kid
Bird Legs
Golden Joe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quaterback. Teams San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs. 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 1990. NFL Player of the Year 1987. NFL Player of the Year 1989.

Joe Paterno

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Vincent Paterno
Nickname(s):
Joe
JoePa
Gender:
Male
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 Pennsylvania State University. 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 1986. Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award 1972. Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award 1994. Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award 2005.

Ken Venturi

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Venturi
Nickname(s):
Kenny
Gender:
Male
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 1964. Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 161 Waterford Circle; ceremony: 15 May 2004.

Lebron James

Real/Birth Name:
Lebron Raymone James
Nickname(s):
King James
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward, basketball teams Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat. 2004 Rookie of the Year. Movie Trainwreck. 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 2012. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2016. Naismith Prep Player of the Year 2003.

Mark McGwire

Real/Birth Name:
Mark David McGwire
Nickname(s):
Big Mac
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First base. Teams Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals. Coach, teams St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres. American League Rookie of the Year Award 1987. Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame 2008. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1999. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1998. Anaheim / Orange County Walk of Stars: A star for Sports fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Mary Lou Retton

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Lou Retton
Also Known As:
Mary Lou Retton Kelley
Nickname(s):
America's Sweetheart
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
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 1984.

Mary Slaney

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Teresa Decker
Also Known As:
Mary Decker
Mary Decker Slaney
Mary Teresa Slaney
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
60, 13 days after her birthday
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 1983.

Michael Jordan

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Jeffrey Jordan
Nickname(s):
Air Jordan
His Airness
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball team Chicago Bulls. Model for Hanes. Baseball minor league team Birmingham Barons. 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 1991. John R Wooden Award 1984. Naismith College Player of the Year 1984.

Michael Phelps

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Fred Phelps II
Nickname(s):
MP
The Baltimore Bullet
Flying Fish
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
33
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 2008. James E. Sullivan Award 2003.

Muhammad Ali

Real/Birth Name:
Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
Also Known As:
Cassius Clay
Nickname(s):
The Greatest
The Louisville Lip
Gender:
Male
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:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight. Olympic Gold Medal 1960. Said, of his boxing, "Float like a butterfly - sting like a bee." Book The Greatest: My Own Story. Movie for television Freedom Road. 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 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.
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Orel Hershiser

Real/Birth Name:
Orel Leonard Quinton Hershiser IV
Nickname(s):
the Bulldog
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59, 30 days before his 60th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

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

Pat Summitt

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Sue Head
Also Known As:
Pat Head Summitt
Gender:
Female
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 Tennessee Lady Vols. Won more that 1,000 games. Books Reach for the Summitt, Raise the Roof. 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 2011. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 2008.

Patty Sheehan

Real/Birth Name:
Patty Sheehan
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

National High School Hall of Fame 2005. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1987. World Golf Hall of Fame 1993.

Pete Rose

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Edward Rose
Also Known As:
Peter Edward Rose Sr.
Nickname(s):
Charlie Hustle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
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 A. Bartlett Giamatti 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 1975. National League Rookie of the Year Award 1963.

Pete Rozelle

Real/Birth Name:
Alvin Ray Rozelle
Nickname(s):
Pete
Gender:
Male
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 1963. Walter Camp Man of the Year 1969.

Rafer Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Rafer Lewis Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82, 1 day before his 83rd birthday
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 UCLA. Movie Licence to Kill. Helped Rosey Grier capture Sirhan Sirhan at Robert Kennedy's assassination. California Sports Hall of Fame 2007. California Hall of Fame 2009. 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 1958. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2016. National High School Hall of Fame 1990. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1994. James E. Sullivan Award 1960.

Reggie Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Reginald Williams Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wide receiver. Teams Jacksonville Jaguars, Sacramento Mountain Lions, Toronto Argonauts. Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award 1985. College Football Hall of Fame 2007. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1987. Walter Camp Man of the Year 1995. Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award 1986.

Roger Bannister

Real/Birth Name:
Roger Gilbert Bannister
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 20 days before his 89th birthday
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. A neurologist. Appointed Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH) in the 2017 New Year Honours. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1954.

Sammy Sosa

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

Brief Facts:

Right field. Teams Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles. Roberto Clemente Award 1998. Hank Aaron Award 1999. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1998.

Sandy Koufax

Real/Birth Name:
Sanford Braun
Also Known As:
Sanford Braun Koufax
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
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 Los Angeles Dodgers. 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 1965. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Serena Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Serena Jameka Williams
Gender:
Female
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 2015.

Sugar Ray Leonard

Real/Birth Name:
Ray Charles Leonard
Gender:
Male

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 1981.

Terry Baker

Real/Birth Name:
Terry Wayne Baker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1962, team Oregon State University, as quarterback. Teams Los Angeles Rams, Edmonton Eskimos. 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 1962. National High School Hall of Fame 2006.

Terry Bradshaw

Real/Birth Name:
Terry Paxton Bradshaw
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69, 16 days before his 70th birthday
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 Pittsburgh Steelers. Movies The Cannonball Run, Hooper. 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 1979. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 11 October 2001.
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Tiger Woods

Real/Birth Name:
Eldrick Tont Woods
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
42
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 1996. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2000. Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame. Anaheim / Orange County Walk of Stars: A star for Sports fame.

Tim Duncan

Real/Birth Name:
Timothy Theodore Duncan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Power forward, venter. Height 6' 11". Teams Wake Forest University, San Antonio Spurs. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1997. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2017. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 2002. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 2003. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2003. John R Wooden Award 1997. Naismith College Player of the Year 1997.

Tom Brady

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
41, 14 days after his birthday
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 New England Patriots. 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 2005. NFL Player of the Year 2007.

Tom Seaver

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

Brief Facts:

3 time winner. Pitcher team New York Mets. 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 1969. Little League Hall of Excellence 1988. National League Rookie of the Year Award 1967.

Wayne Gretzky

Real/Birth Name:
Wayne Gretzky
Nickname(s):
the Great One
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19

Brief Facts:

Clubs Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings. Canada's Walk of Fame 2002. Hockey Hall of Fame 1999. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1982. Canada's Sports Hall of Fame 2000.

Willie Stargell

Real/Birth Name:
Wilver Dornel Stargell
Also Known As:
Wilver Stargell
Nickname(s):
Pops
Gender:
Male
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 Pittsburgh Pirates. 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 1979.
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