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1887 Eddie Collins, Hall of Fame baseball infielder (White Sox, A's) and manager, born in Millerton, New York (d. 1951)

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1901 Bob Wyatt, English cricket player (1927-37), born in Surrey (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Aileen Riggin, Newport RI, springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1920, 24)
  • 1910 Laurie Nash, cricketer (Tasmanian fast-bowler, 2 Tests for Australia)
  • 1914 Dennis Dyer, cricketer (opened batting for South Africa v England 1947)
  • 1917 Albert Castelyns, Belgian water polo player and bobsledder
  • 1925 David Ironside, cricketer (S Afr swing bowler in 3 Tests v NZ 1953-54)
  • 1929 Sydney Gedye, cricketer (opening batsman in four Tests for NZ 1964)
  • 1932 Maury Allen, American sportswriter
  • 1935 Luis Suárez Miramontes, Spanish footballer and manager
  • 1939 Gates Brown, Crestline, OH, MLB player (Detroit Lions), (d. 2013)
  • 1940 Bryan Davis, cricketer (bro of Charlie WI batsman v Australia 1965)
  • 1941 Clay Carroll, American baseball player
  • 1942 Jacques Rogge, Belgian International Olympic Committee president
  • 1953 "Keith" Jamaal Wilkes, NBA forward (Golden State-Rookie of Yr 1975)
  • 1955 Ian Callen, cricketer (one Test Australia v India 1978, six wickets)
  • 1958 Kim Jones, Sonoma California, 5k runner
  • 1960 Ravi Ratnayeke, cricketer (Sri Lankan pace bowler & opening batsman)
  • 1961 Peter Doohan, Australia, tennis star
  • 1962 Nancy Harvey, Swift Current Sask, LPGA golfer (1995 Youngstown-11th)
  • 1963 Jos van Eck, Dutch soccer player (Sparta)
  • 1963 Kenton Leonard, CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1964 Kelly Michael Gibson, PGA golfer (1995 Bob Hope-7th), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1967 Kerryn McCann, Australian marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • 1968 Reggie Slack, CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1968 Will Furrer, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968 Jeff Agoos, American soccer player
  • 1969 Brian Lara, cricketer (WI left-hand bat Smashed world records in 1994)
  • 1969 Glen Young, NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1971 Greg Bishop, NFL guard (NY Giants)
  • 1972 Erik Maes, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
  • 1972 Jill Savery, Fort Lauderdale Fl, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1972 Peter Ogilvie, 100m sprinter (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1972 Paul Adcock, English footballer
  • 1973 Rich Yurkiewicz, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Amst Admirals)
  • 1974 Miles Joseph, American soccer forward (Olympics-gold-96), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1974 Andy Johnson, Welsh footballer
  • 1975 Mark Johnson, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1975 Murray William Burdan, swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1975 David Beckham, Leytonstone, London, English footballer (Manchester United, England)
  • 1976 Nancy Feber, Antwerp Belgium, tennis star
  • 1977 Amy D'Entremont, Stoneham Mass, figure skater (1995 NE Jr champ)
  • 1977 Luke Hudson, American baseball player
  • 1979 Jason Chimera, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979 Roman Lyashenko, Russian ice hockey player (d. 2003)
  • 1980 Tim Borowski, German footballer
  • 1980 Miloš Glogovac, Serbian footballer
  • 1980 Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Canadian skateboarder
  • 1980 Zat Knight, English footballer
  • 1980 Troy Murphy, American basketball player
  • 1980 Brad Richards, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1981 Matt Murray, English footballer
  • 1981 Chris Kirkland, English footballer
  • 1984 Saulius Mikoliūnas, Lithuanian footballer
  • 1984 Thabo Sefolosha, American basketball player
  • 1985 Kyle Busch, American race car driver
  • 1985 Sarah Hughes, American figure skater
  • 1985 David Nugent, English footballer
  • 1985 Jarrod Saltalamacchia, American baseball player