Today's Birthdays in Sport

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  • 1876 Martin Stixrud, Norway, figure skater (Olympic-bronze-1920)
  • 1882 Thomas Campbell, South African cricket wicketkeeper (5 Tests 1909-12)
  • 1887 Henry Zimmerman, baseball player (1912-batted .372 with 14 HRs)
  • 1907 Aubrey "Dit" Clapper, NHL hall of famer (Boston Bruins)
  • 1908 Jackie Fields, US, featherweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1924)
  • 1913 Leo van der Kar, masseur/businessman/founder (Sports funds)
  • 1914 Bill "Rhymes with Wreck" Veeck, baseball club owner
  • 1916 Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1922 James C "Jim" Laker, Bradford England, cricket off spinner
  • 1925 Vic Wertz, baseball player
  • 1929 Lennox Butler, cricketer (1 Test WI v Aust 1955, 16 & 2-151)
  • 1931 Josef Masopust, Czech footballer
  • 1932 Tatsuro Hirooka, Japanese baseball player
  • 1933 Jo Ann Prentice, LPGA golfer
  • 1934 John A Ziegler Jr, Grosse Pointe Mich, 4th NHL pres (1977-92)
  • 1937 Clete Boyer, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1942 Peder Lunde Jr, Norway, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1943 James King, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1968), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1943 Jonny Nilsson, Sweden, 10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1945 Bill Bergey, NFLer
  • 1946 Vince Papale, American football player
  • 1949 Bernard Gallacher, British golfer
  • 1950 Lloyd Weldon Keasor, Pumphrey Md, wrestler (Olympic-silver-1976)
  • 1952 Danny White, quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1952 Mookie Wilson, American baseball player
  • 1953 Andre Sevard, NHLer
  • 1956 Philip Jackson Ford Jr, NC, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1957 Gordon Strachan, soccer player
  • 1958 Alexander W B Lyle, Shrewsbury England, PGA golfer (1988 Phoenix Open)
  • 1958 Sandy Lyle, British golfer
  • 1958 Cyrille Regis, English former footballer
  • 1961 John Kruk, US baseball 1st baseman (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1962 Diego Perez, Spain, tennis star
  • 1963 Bonnie Levin, Miami Beach Fla, WPVA volleyballer
  • 1963 Madusa Miceli, [Debra Ann], Milan Italy, wrestler (WCW)
  • 1963 Mike Rindel, cricketer (N Transvaal opening bat ODI ton v Pak 1995)
  • 1965 David Brandon, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1965 Igor Malkov, Russian speed skater
  • 1966 Ellen van Langen, Dutch athlete
  • 1967 Kate Golden, Beaumont Texas, LPGA golfer (1992 Ping/Welch-5th)
  • 1967 Stevon Moore, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1967 Todd Pratt, US baseball catcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1968 Derek Strong, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Orlando Magic)
  • 1968 Marcus Meloan, Agana Guam, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 US Amat Champ)
  • 1968 Paul Claxton, Vidalia GA, Nike golfer (NIKE Central Georgia Open-38th)
  • 1969 Jeff Pahukoa, NFL guard/tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1969 Jimmy Smith, NFL wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1969 Peta Edebone, Australian softball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1969 Thomas Brandl, Bad Tolz GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1969 Todd Lyght, US football quarterback (St Louis Rams)

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1970 Glenn McGrath, Australian cricketer (1993-2007), born in Dubbo, New South Wales

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  • 1970 Grant Moorhead, New Zealand golfer, born in New Plymouth
  • 1971 Gonzalo Floyd, CFL defensive end (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1971 Jason Mathews, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1971 Jim Miller, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Atl Falcons, Jaguars)
  • 1971 Ken Felder, US baseball outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1971 Pat O'Neill, NFL punter/place kicker (NE Patriots)
  • 1971 Johan Mjällby, Swedish footballer
  • 1972 Norbert Rosza, Hungarian swimmer (100m freestyle record)
  • 1972 Darren Ferguson, Scottish footballer
  • 1973 Svetlana Boginskaya, Soviet gymnast
  • 1974 Brad Maynard, punter (NY Giants)
  • 1974 John Wallace, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1974 Orlando Bobo, guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1975 Viktor Chistiakov, Russian-born Australian athlete
  • 1976 Georgios Korakakis, Greek footballer
  • 1976 Vladimir Guerrero, Dominican baseball player
  • 1978 Airton Daré, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1979 Akinori Iwamura, Japanese baseball pitcher
  • 1980 Angelos Charisteas, Greek footballer
  • 1980 Shelly Martinez, American wrestler
  • 1981 Joël Camathias, Swiss racing driver
  • 1983 Mikel Arruabarrena, Spanish footballer
  • 1984 Dioner Navarro, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1987 Magdalena Neuner, German biathlete
  • 1987 Joe O'Cearuill, Irish footballer