Today's Birthdays in Sport

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  • 1887 Timothy Mara, NFL owner (NY Giants)
  • 1890 Casey Stengel, baseball manager (Yankees (1949-60)/NY Met's 1st)
  • 1892 Roy Park, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1920, out 1st ball)
  • 1901 Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1955)
  • 1934 Bud Selig, owner (Milwaukee Brewers)/acting baseball commissioner
  • 1938 Vayachselav Ivanenko, USSR, 50K walker (Olympic-gold-1988)
  • 1946 Neil Bonnett, American race car driver (d. 1994)
  • 1957 Bert Oosterbosch, Dutch cyclist
  • 1957 Bill Cartwright, basketball player (NY Knicks, Chicago Bulls)
  • 1957 Nery Pumpido, Argentine footballer
  • 1957 Clint Hurdle, American baseball player and manager
  • 1958 Daley Thompson, Decathalete (Olympic-gold-1980, 1984), born in London, England
  • 1959 Petra Felke, German DR, javelin thrower (world record 1988)
  • 1961 Reggie Roby, NFL punter (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1962 Tom Pagnozzi, Tucson AZ, catcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1963 Chris Mullin, American NBA forward (Warriors, Pacers, Olympic-gold-92), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963 Ingrid Butts, cross country skier (Olympics-1994), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1964 Jürgen Klinsmann, German footballer and manager
  • 1965 Tim Munton, cricketer (England pace bowler in two Tests 1992)
  • 1968 Charles Gordon, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1968 Michael Brandon, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • 1968 Terry Crews, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 1968 Robert Korzeniowski, Polish athlete
  • 1969 Duane Bock, Southampton NY, golfer (1991 Low Amateur NY State Open)
  • 1969 Errol Stewart, South African cricket wicket-keeper (limited-over 1993)
  • 1969 Robert Porcher, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
  • 1970 Ed Hawthorne, NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1970 Joe Montford, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1970 Tom McManus, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 Werner Hippler, WLAF TE (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971 Ron Blazier, Altoona PA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1971 Carl Vaughn, NFL/CFL Defensive Back (Redskins and Argos)
  • 1972 Clif Groce, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1972 Damon House, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Jim McIlvaine, NBA center (Washington Bullets, Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1972 Olga Chernyak, Kiev Ukraine, US fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Andrea Gaudenzi, Faenza Italy, tennis star (1990 French Open junior)
  • 1973 Markus Naslund, Bonassund Swe, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 1974 Radostin Kishishev, Bulgarian footballer
  • 1974 Jason Robinson, English dual-code rugby player
  • 1976 Julio Gonzalez, Baja California, Mexico, light heavyweight boxer (WBO Champion 2003-2004), (d. 2012)
  • 1977 Jayme Dickman, South Bend Ind, 3x20 rifle (Olympics-1996)
  • 1979 Graeme McDowell, Northern Irish golfer
  • 1979 Carlos Arroyo, Puerto Rican basketball player
  • 1980 Sara Anzanello, Italian volleyball player
  • 1980 James Anderson, English cricketer
  • 1980 Justin Rose, English golfer (2013 U.S. Open), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1981 Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer
  • 1981 Juan Smith, South African rugby player
  • 1983 Sean Dillon, Irish footballer
  • 1984 Kevin Pittsnogle, American basketball player
  • 1985 Daniel Fredheim Holm, Norwegian footballer