Nov. 5, 1952
Bill Walton (age 65)
The starting center on the Trail Blazers' 1976-77 NBA championship team was born in La Mesa, Calif. His playing career was limited and cut short by injuries, ending in 1987. But he also won a title in 1986 with the Boston Celtics and was named one of the NBA's all-time top 50 players.
Nov. 3, 1957
Steve Johnson (age 60)
From San Bernardino, Calif., the 6-10, 235-pounder starred in the post for Oregon State from 1976-81, then played in the NBA through 1991, including for the Blazers from 1986-89.
Nov. 5, 1973
Gavin Wilkinson (age 44)
The former Portland Timbers defender from Auckland, New Zealand, is the MLS club's general manager/president of soccer.