Birthdays in Sport on February 5

  • 1889 Elias Henry "Patsy" Hendren, cricketer (prolific England bat of 20's)
  • 1889 Ernest Tyldesley, cricketer (1st Lancastrian to score 100 100's)

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1891 Elizabeth Ryan, American doubles tennis champion (6 time Wimbledon champion), born in Anaheim, California (d. 1979)

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • 1903 Joan Whitney Payson, owner (NY Mets & horse stables)
  • 1910 Francisco Varallo, Argentine footballer
  • 1922 Alain de Changy, Belgian racing driver (d. 1994)
  • 1929 Al Worthington, baseball player
  • 1932 Cesare Maldini - Italian footballer and manager
  • 1934 Henry 'Hank' Aaron, Mobile Alabama, baseball player (record 755 HRs, 1957 NL MVP)

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1934 Don Cherry, Canadian hockey commentator (Hockey Night in Canada), born in Kingston, Ontario

Ice Hockey Coach and Commentator Don Cherry
Ice Hockey Coach and Commentator
Don Cherry
  • 1939 Brian Luckhurst, cricketer (England opener of 60's & early 70's)
  • 1942 Roger Staubach, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1943 Craig Morton, NFL quarterback (Dallas, Denver), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1947 Darrell Waltrip, American race car driver
  • 1948 Sven-Göran Eriksson, Swedish football manager
  • 1949 David Sullivan, English softporno/newspaper publisher (Sunday Sport)
  • 1953 John Beilein, American basketball coach
  • 1955 Mike Heath, baseball player
  • 1956 Hector Rebaque, Mexican racing driver
  • 1957 Craig Wilson, Beeville TX, US water polo goalie (Olym-silver-84, 88)
  • 1959 Glenn Dubis, US 3x40 rifle (Olympics-1984, 88, 96), born in Lincoln, Nebraska

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1960 Jane Geddes, American LPGA golfer (1987 Women's Kemper Open), born in Huntington New York

LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes
  • 1961 Savvas Kofidis, Greek footballer and manager
  • 1964 Jim Pugh, tennis star, born in Burbank, California
  • 1965 Ben Lee, Rangoon Burma, US badminton player (Olympic-92)
  • 1965 James David McGovern, Teaneck NJ, PGA golfer (1993 Shell Houston Open)
  • 1965 Tarik Benhabiles, Algeria, tennis star
  • 1965 Gheorghe Hagi, Romanian footballer
  • 1966 Jose Maria Olazabal, golfer
  • 1966 Apostolos Nanos, Greek archer
  • 1968 Regina Rajchitova, Czech, tennis star
  • 1968 Roberto Alomar, infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Salinas, Puerto Rico
  • 1968 Will Furrer, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, St Louis Rams)
  • 1970 Darren Lehmann, cricketer (SA & Vic LHB Australian ODI 1996)
  • 1970 Forey Duckett, NFL/WLAF cornerback/safety (Saints, Scot Claymores)
  • 1971 Dianne Norman, Sault Ste Marie Ontario, basketball forward (Oly-96)
  • 1971 Peter "Chip" Cipollone, Ardmore Pa, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 1972 Chris Bailey, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1972 Tony Johnson, tight end (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1973 Israel Raybon, defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1973 Richard Matvichuk, Ft Saskatchewan C, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
  • 1974 Adrienne Johnson, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1975 Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1975 Jan l'Ami, Dutch soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1976 Nancy Feber, Antwerp Belgium, tennis star (1995 Puerto Rico)
  • 1976 John Aloisi, Australian footballer
  • 1976 Brian Moorman, American football player
  • 1977 Adam Everett, American baseball player
  • 1977 Ahmad Merritt, American football player
  • 1978 Brian Russell, American football player
  • 1981 Loukas Vyntra, Greek football player
  • 1982 Aidin Nikkhah Bahrami, Iranian basketball player (d. 2007)
  • 1982 Rodrigo Palacio, Argentine footballer
  • 1982 Tomas Kopecky, Ice hockey player
  • 1982 Kevin Everett, American football player
  • 1984 Carlos Tévez, Argentinine footballer
  • 1984 Nate Salley, American football player

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1985 Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese footballer (Real Madrid), born in Funchal, Portgual

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 1985 Laurence Maroney, American football player
  • 1986 Reed Sorenson, American racecar driver
  • 1986 Billy Sharp, English footballer
  • 1986 Manuel Fernandes, Portuguese footballer

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1992 Neymar [da Silva Santos Júnior], Brazilian footballer (FC Barcelona, Brazil), born in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo

Footballer Neymar
Footballer
Neymar