Birthdays in Sport on February 29

  • 1904 John "Pepper" Martin, baseballer (NL stolen base leader 1933,34,36)
  • 1908 Alf Gover, cricketer (bowled in 4 Tests for England/famous coach)
  • 1924 Al Rosen, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians) and baseball executive, born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1932 Gavin Stevens, cricket (Australian bat on 59-60 India/Pakistan tour)
  • 1932 Masten Gregory, American F1 Driver (d. 1985)
  • 1936 Alwin Schockemohle, German equestrian jumper (Olympic gold 1976)

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1936 Henri "The Pocket-Rocket" Richard, NHL center (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec

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  • 1948 Nikolai Pimenov, USSR, coxless pair rowers (Olympic silver 1976)
  • 1948 Yuri Pimenov, USSR, coxless pair rowers (Olympic silver 1976)
  • 1952 Raisa Smetanina, USSR, cross country skier (Olympic gold 1976, 80, 92)
  • 1964 Henrik Sundstrom, Swedish tennis star
  • 1968 Bryce Paup, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills)
  • 1968 Cary Conklin, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers)
  • 1968 Chucky Brown, NBA forward (Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1972 Chris Devine, diver (Olympics-96), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • 1972 Cyrus Beasley, Rowe NY, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 1972 Fabien Bownes, NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
  • 1972 Mark Farraway, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1976 Bryan Gillooly, diver (Olympics-96), born in Auburn, New York
  • 1976 Terrence Long, American baseball player
  • 1980 Ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist
  • 1980 Simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980 Taylor Twellman, American soccer player
  • 1980 Clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer
  • 1984 Cam Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984 Darren Ambrose, English footballer
  • 1984 Cullen Jones, American swimmer
  • 1984 Adam Sinclair, Indian field hockey player
  • 1988 Scott Golbourne, English footballer