Today's Birthdays in Sport

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  • 1859 Charles Comiskey, 1st basemen/manager (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1914 Lajos Baróti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1931 Willie Shoemaker, jockey (won 8,833 of 40,350 starts)
  • 1934 Bill Cleary, US, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1934 Renee Richards, [Richard Rankind], trans-sexual tennis player
  • 1935 Bobby Richardson, SC, 2nd baseman (NY Yankees)
  • 1938 Valentin Mankin, USSR, finn class yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1945 Jane Blalock, champion golfer
  • 1947 Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (d. 2007)
  • 1950 Graeme Beard, cricketer (NSW medium-pace all-rounder 3 Tests 1980)
  • 1954 Oscar Larrauri, Argentine racing driver
  • 1955 Ned Yost, American baseball player and manager
  • 1956 Cindy Nelson, US, skier (Olympic-bronze-1976)
  • 1957 Paul-Jan Bakker, cricketer (Hampshire & Netherlands pace bowler)
  • 1957 Ian Gould, England cricketer
  • 1958 Gary Gaetti, Centralia IL, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1959 Ricky Pierce, NBA guard/forward (Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1960 Bobby Hebert, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1960 Morten Andersen, NFL kicker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1960 Ron Darling, Hawaii, baseball pitcher (NY Mets)
  • 1961 Danuta Bartoszek, Pyrzyce Poland, Canadian marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • 1962 Kim Shipman, Athens PA, LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning Classic-25th)
  • 1962 Nancy Ramsbottom, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's-2nd), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1965 James Tomkins, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 Randy Baldwin, NFL running back (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1968 Nikolaos Kaklamanakis, Greek windsurfer
  • 1969 Scott Ford, Norbrooke Germany, golfer (1994 Trafalgar CPGA-2nd)
  • 1969 Kirk Herbstreit, American football analyst (College GameDay)
  • 1969 Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, Japanese baseball player
  • 1970 Scott Brumfield, NFL guard (Cin Bengals)
  • 1971 Mary Joe Fernandez, Dom Rep, US tennis star (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1971 João Vieira Pinto, Portuguese football player
  • 1972 Colleen Thornburn, softball catcher (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1972 Pierre Allard, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • 1972 Roberto Abbondanzieri, Argentine footballer
  • 1973 Roy Rogers, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 1973 Marco Materazzi, Italian footballer
  • 1977 Iban Mayo, Spanish cyclist
  • 1978 Chris Capuano, American baseball player
  • 1979 Oumar Kondé, Swiss footballer
  • 1980 Paul Parry, Welsh footballer
  • 1982 J. J. Hardy, American baseball player
  • 1982 Kevin Rans, Belgian pole vaulter
  • 1983 John McCargo, American football player
  • 1983 Mike Conway, British racing driver
  • 1984 Alessandro Matri, Italian footballer
  • 1984 Ryan Taylor, English footballer
  • 1986 Saori Kimura, Japanese volleyball player
  • 1987 Richard Stearman, English footballer