Today's Birthdays in Sport

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  • 1893 Lou Little, college football hall of fame coach (elected 1960)
  • 1896 George Trafton, NFL center (Chicago Bears)
  • 1903 Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player (d. 1946)
  • 1905 James J. Braddock, American boxer (d. 1974)
  • 1909 Alan McGilvray, cricketer (20 games for NSW mid 1930's) and commentator (ABC)
  • 1913 Eleanor Holm, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1932), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914 Cyril Washbrook, cricketer (stalwart Lancs & England opener)
  • 1919 Jimmy Bivins [James], Hall of Fame heavyweight boxer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2012)

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1921 Otto Graham, Waukegan Illinois, NFL Quarterback (Cleveland Browns)

NFL Quarterback Otto Graham
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  • 1925 Andy Robustelli, NFL defensive end (LA Rams, NY Giants)
  • 1933 Jim Pothecary, cricketer (South African pace bowler on 1960 England tour)
  • 1934 Nick Bockwinkel, wrestler (WCW/AWA)
  • 1937 Alberto Spencer, Ecuadorian footballer (d. 2006)
  • 1945 Larry Bowa, 2nd baseman (Phillies)
  • 1946 Frank Hayes, cricketer (106* England v WI on debut 1973)
  • 1949 Peter Willey, cricketer (England batsman late 70's early 80's)
  • 1951 Gerry Francis, English footballer and manager
  • 1952 Ric Charlesworth, cricketer (WA opener, Aust hockey capt)/MP (Labour)
  • 1953 Gary Ward, American baseball player
  • 1955 Malcolm Jarvis, cricket lefty paceman (Zimbabwe's 1st Test side)
  • 1957 Luis Mariano Delis Fournier, Cuba, discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1980)
  • 1960 Jasmina Perazic Gipe, WNBA guard/forward (NY Liberty)
  • 1964 Will Johnson, CFL defensive end (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1965 Gordon Durie, Scottish footballer
  • 1966 Natascha Badmann, Swiss triathlete
  • 1967 Kevin Appier, Lancaster CA, pitcher (KC Royals)
  • 1969 Elmore Spencer, NBA center (Portland Trail Blazers)
  • 1969 Greg Knox, CFL safety (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1969 Todd Black, Kenton Ohio, 800m runner
  • 1969 Wayne Smith - Motorcycle racer
  • 1970 Eric Mahlum, NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1970 Isabelle Arnould, Belgian swimmer
  • 1971 Ainsley Robinson, Oshawa Ontario, 62 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Oly-96)
  • 1971 David Defiagbon, Sapele Nigeria, Canadian boxer (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 1971 Matt Maloney, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
  • 1971 Richard Krajicek, Neth, tennis star (Wimbledon-1996)
  • 1971 Rika Hiraki, Beirut Lebanon, tennis star (1992 Japan doubles)
  • 1971 Thomas Bailey, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
  • 1971 José Contreras, Cuban baseball player
  • 1972 Brendan Garard, Australian field hockey halfback (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Gary Bandy, NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972 James Logan, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972 Mike Gruttadauri, corner (St Louis Rams)
  • 1973 Tim Kohn, guard/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1974 Arjan Ebbinge, soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • 1975 Natalie Titcume, Australian softball catcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1977 Kevin Cash, American baseball player
  • 1977 Andrew Flintoff, English cricketer
  • 1977 Paul McVeigh, Irish footballer
  • 1978 Chris Basak, American baseball player
  • 1978 Darrell Jackson, American football player
  • 1979 Tim Cahill, Australian footballer
  • 1980 Steve Lovell, British footballer
  • 1980 Ehren Wassermann, American baseball player
  • 1982 Alberto Contador, Spanish cyclist and 2007 Tour de France winner
  • 1982 Sean Ervine, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1982 Robbie Gould, American football player
  • 1985 Rudra Pratap Singh, Indian Cricketer