Today's Birthdays in Sport

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  • 1908 Ben Barnett, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1938 England tour)
  • 1909 Syd Buller, England First Class Cricketer and English test umpire (d. 1970)
  • 1910 Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer (d. 1979)
  • 1911 Birger Ruud, Norway, 90m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1932, 36)
  • 1911 Elizabeth "Betty" Robinson, US 100m sprinter (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • 1921 Sam Cook, cricketer (England slow left-armer in only Test)
  • 1922 George Kell, baseball player
  • 1923 Kenneth Rickards, cricketer (WI batsman two Tests 104 runs)
  • 1929 Peter Thompson, golfer
  • 1930 Jack Bannister, English cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart) and commentator (BBC), born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Christian "Sonny" Jurgensen, NFL QB (Eagles, Redskins)
  • 1934 Sonny Jurgensen, NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins)/sportscaster
  • 1941 Gloria Ehret, LPGA golfer

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1942 Nancy Richey Gunther, tennis player (US Doubles 1965, 66), born in San Angelo, Texas

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • 1945 Rayfield Wright, American football player
  • 1948 Ron Blomberg, 1st baseman (NY Yankees)/1st designated hitter
  • 1949 Geoff Capes, shot putter
  • 1951 Barbra Mizrahie, LPGA golfer
  • 1952 Mac Cone, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics-96), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1957 Tasos Mitropoulos, Greek footballer and politician
  • 1958 Julio Franco, Atlanta Braves, oldest regular position player in MLB history
  • 1959 George Kalovelonis, Greek tennis player
  • 1961 Julio Franco, Sp de Macrois Dom Rep, infielder (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1962 Glenn Healy, Pickering, NHL goalie (NY Rangers)
  • 1962 Kyle Clifton, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • 1963 Blaine Schmidt, CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1963 Richard Illingworth, cricketer (England slow-left-armer 1991- )
  • 1964 Cam Emerson, Canadian golfer (1989 Canadian Long Drive), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1964 Johan Bruyneel, Belgian cyclist
  • 1965 Anne Minter, Austratia, tennis star
  • 1966 Rhonda Cator, Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1966 Rik Smits, NBA center (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1967 Karen Noble, LPGA golfer (1995 Dinah Shore-32nd), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1967 Markus Ketterer, Helsinki FIN, hockey goalie (Team Finland)
  • 1968 Christian Dean DiMarco, Huntington NY, PGA golfer (1994 Deposit-3rd)
  • 1968 Cortez Kennedy, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1968 Scott Kowalkowski, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)
  • 1969 Clayton Holmes, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1969 Jeremy Schaap, American sportswriter
  • 1970 Andrew Henry, CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1970 Fabian Wilnis, Dutch soccer player (NAC, De Graafschap)
  • 1970 LaMark Carter, triple jumper, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1971 Hugh Douglas, NFL defensive end (NY Jets)
  • 1971 Demetrio Albertini, Italian footballer
  • 1972 Anthony Calvillo, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1972 Sheldon Benoit, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • 1972 Tony Carter, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)
  • 1972 Martin Grainger, English footballer
  • 1972 Raul Casanova, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1973 James Roe, wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1973 Jason Clemett, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1973 Casey Blake, American baseball player
  • 1974 Benjamin Limo, Kenyan runner
  • 1975 Joe Andruzzi, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1976 Kate Sobrero, soccer defender (Olympics-96)
  • 1977 Nicole Bobeck, Chic, figure skater (US Champ 1995)
  • 1977 Douglas Sequeira, Costa Rican footballer

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1978 Kobe Bryant, NBA guard (LA Lakers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • 1979 Edgar Sosa, Mexican boxer
  • 1980 Denny Bautista, Dominican baseball player
  • 1980 Rex Grossman, American football player
  • 1981 Stephan LobouĂ©, Ivorian footballer
  • 1981 Carlos CuĂ©llar, Spanish footballer
  • 1982 Natalie Coughlin, American swimmer
  • 1982 Scott Palguta, professional soccer player
  • 1983 Sun Ming Ming, Chinese basketball player
  • 1984 Glen Johnson, English footballer
  • 1986 Josh Morris, Australian rugby league player for St. George Illawarra Dragons
  • 1986 Brett Morris, Australian rugby league player for St. George Illawarra Dragons
  • 1988 Daniel Schwaab, German footballer