Today's Birthdays in Sport

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  • 1862 William "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player who lived to 99
  • 1879 Dezső Lauber, Hungarian sportsman (d. 1966)
  • 1888 Zack Wheat, American baseball player (d. 1972)

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1911 Betty Nuthall, English tennis player (1930 U.S. Open champion), born in Surbiton, England (d. 1983)

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
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Betty Nuthall
  • 1918 Denis Compton, cricketer (England batsman 1938-56 & Arsenal forward)
  • 1923 Nirode Chowdhury, Indian cricket pace bowler (1949-52)
  • 1924 V N Swamy, cricketer (one Test India v NZ 1955, DNB, 0-45)
  • 1928 Nina Otkalenko, USSR, 800m runner (9 world records)
  • 1936 Robert Sangster, horse owner/trainer
  • 1937 John Mazza, horse trainer
  • 1939 Ron Stevens, horse trainer
  • 1943 John Newcombe, Australia, tennis pro (Wimbledon 1967, 70, 71)
  • 1946 Tom Dorris, horse trainer
  • 1948 Reggie Cleveland, baseball player
  • 1952 "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler, NJ, middleweight boxing champ (1982-83)
  • 1956 Mark Shaw, New Zealand rugby footballer
  • 1956 Buck Showalter, American baseball player and manager
  • 1959 Marcella Mesker, Netherlands, tennis star
  • 1961 Dave Babych, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 1961 Kevin Romine, baseball player
  • 1962 Keith Brantley, Scott AFB Ill, marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • 1964 Kenny Gattison, NBA forward (Orlando Magic)
  • 1965 James Hasty, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
  • 1965 Lilian Drescher, Venezuela, tennis star
  • 1965 Woorkeri Venkat Raman, cricketer (Indian slow left-arm all-rounder)
  • 1965 Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo, Real Madrid footballer
  • 1966 Gary Roberts, North York, NHL left wing (Calgary Flames)
  • 1966 Graeme Hick, cricketer (in Zimbabwe Massive run-scorer for Worcs)
  • 1967 Craig John Monk, finn class sailor (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1968 Daryl Hobbs, NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969 Pat Hurst, San Leandro CA, LPGA golfer (1995 Rolex Rookie of the Year)
  • 1969 Ramon Caraballo, baseball player
  • 1970 Grahae Hick, cricketer
  • 1970 Ricky Gutierrez, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1970 Bryan Herta, American race car driver
  • 1971 Issac Booth, NFL cornerback/safety (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1971 Joseph Rogers, CFL receiver (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1971 Marshall Boze, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in San Manual, Arizona
  • 1972 Isabelle Fijalkowski, WNBA center/forward (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1972 Marco van Hoogdalem, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1972 Rene Ingoglia, running back (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972 Shannon Brown, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972 Rubens Barrichello, Brazilian formula one driver
  • 1974 Duane Clemons, linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1974 Matt Hindle, Canadian bobsledder
  • 1975 Vincent Goossens, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • 1976 Ricardinho, Brazilian footballer
  • 1978 Mike González, American baseball player, born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1978 Carolyn Moos, American model and professional basketball player
  • 1979 Brian Campbell, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979 Kirk Saarloos, American baseball player
  • 1979 Rasual Butler, American basketball player
  • 1980 Sarah Louise Catherwood, 4x200m swimmer (Oly-96), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1980 Theofanis Gekas, Greek footballer
  • 1982 Cyrill Gloor, Swiss footballer
  • 1985 Ross Wallace, Scottish footballer
  • 1986 Ruben Zadkovich, Australian soccer player
  • 1988 Morgan Pressel, American golfer