Today's Birthdays in Sport

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  • 1895 H S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI)
  • 1899 Suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times)
  • 1900 Lionel Conacher, Canadian athlete and politician (d. 1954)
  • 1901 José Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer (d. 1968)
  • 1913 Audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936)
  • 1913 Willi Daume, olympic organizer
  • 1926 Len Maddocks, cricket wicket-keeper (Australian mid-50's)
  • 1933 Hemchandra Tukaram Dani, cricketer (Test Ind v Pak, 1-19, ct 1, DNB)
  • 1938 Glen Hall, cricket leg-spinner (South African in one Test v England 1964)
  • 1942 Ali Bacher, cricketer (South African batsman & capt in 60's)
  • 1946 Irina Kirszenstein Szewinska, Lenningrad, long jumper (Oly-bron-1972)
  • 1950 Jo Ann Washam, LPGA golfer
  • 1955 Thad Ackel, horse trainer
  • 1959 George Glanos, horse trainer
  • 1960 Pete Metzelaars, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers, Lions)
  • 1962 Bev Lidyoff, Huntington Park Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1994)
  • 1962 Dorothy Trapp, equestrian 3-day (Olympics-96)
  • 1963 Horace Holden Jr, slalom double canoe (Olympics-11th-96), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1963 Joe Dumars, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1963 Ken Ftach, tennis star, born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1963 Ivan Capelli, Italian racing driver
  • 1963 Rich Rodriguez, American football coach
  • 1964 Adrian Moorhouse, British 100m breaststroker (Olympic-gold-1988)
  • 1964 Elizabeth McColgan, British running star (world record 5 km indoor)
  • 1964 Pat Verbeek, Sarnia Ont, NHL forward (Team Canada, NY Rangers)
  • 1965 Chris Jorgis, Palo Alto California, US badminton player (Olympic-92)
  • 1966 Tommy Turner, jockey
  • 1966 Tony Jones, NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1966 Eric Cantona, French footballer
  • 1966 Ricky Craven, American NASCAR driver
  • 1967 Margaret Crowley, Australian 800m/1500m runner (Olympics-96)
  • 1968 Jerry Dipoto, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1969 Martin McCague, cricketer (in Ulster AIS product, Eng quickie 1993-94)
  • 1970 Jeff Zgonina, NFL defensive tackle (Carolina Panthers, Packers, Rams)
  • 1970 Nick Castaneda, pairs skater (& Dawn Piepenbrink), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1971 Paul Ragusa, Bulach Switz, Canadian 48 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-96)
  • 1971 Troy Barnett, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
  • 1972 Danny Bautista, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, outfielder (Atlanta Braves)
  • 1972 Petra Schwarz-Ritter, Vienna Aus, tennis star (1988 Futures-Bari-ITA)
  • 1972 Tito Paul, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1973 Karim Alami, Morocco, tennis star
  • 1973 Ville Peltonen, Vantaa FIN, NHL forward (Team Finland, San Jose)
  • 1974 Ace Custis, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1974 Marcus Coleman, free safety (NY Jets)
  • 1974 Maria Alejandra Vento, Venezuelan tennis star (1995 Futures-Braz), born in Caracas
  • 1974 Natalie Neaton, soccer forward (Olympics-96), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1974 Masahide Kobayashi, Japanese baseball player
  • 1975 Katie King, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1975 Yannis Goumas, Greek footballer
  • 1975 Marc Gagnon, Canadian short track speed skater
  • 1976 Catherine Cox, Australian netballer
  • 1978 Jade Winter, Australian swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1978 Brad Penny, American baseball player
  • 1978 Johan Holmqvist, Swedish hockey player
  • 1979 Tracy McGrady, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1981 Shelby Lyons, Oswego NY, pairs skater (& Wells-1995 Midwest champ)
  • 1982 Issah Ahmed, Ghana football player
  • 1984 Brodney Pool, American football player
  • 1985 Tim Bridgman, British racing driver
  • 1987 Guillaume Latendresse, French-Canadian hockey player
  • 1990 Joey Logano, American racecar driver