Birthdays in Sport on March 29

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1867 Cy Young [Denton True Young], American baseball pitcher (most wins in MLB history), born in Gilmore, Ohio (d. 1955)

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1871 Tom Hayward, cricketer (great England batsman of the Golden Age)
  • 1900 Bill Aston, British racing driver (d. 1974)
  • 1917 Man o' War, American thoroughbred racehorse (winner of 20 out of 21 races & $249,465) (d. 1947)
  • 1921 Sam Loxton, cricketer (flamboyant Australian batsman of late 40's)
  • 1925 Emlen Tunnell, NFL safety (Giants, Packers)
  • 1930 G R Sunderam, cricket pace bowler (2 Tests India v NZ 1955-56)
  • 1939 Hanumant Singh, cricketer (14 Tests for India-century on debut)

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1945 Walt "Clyde" Frazier, NBA guard (NY Knicks), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Basketball Player Walt Frazier
Basketball Player
Walt Frazier
  • 1949 Uton Dowe, cricketer (WI pace bowler 1972-73 "Dowe shall not bowl")
  • 1951 Geoff Howarth, cricketer (NZ captain early 80's)
  • 1952 Teofilo Stevenson, Cuba, heavyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80), (d. 2012)
  • 1955 Earl Campbell, NFL running back (Houston, 1977 Heisman), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1956 Kurt Thomas, American gymnist (Olympics), actor (Gymkata)
  • 1956 Sue Fogleman, LPGA golfer
  • 1959 Brad McCrimmon, Dodsland, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1961 Mike Kingery, St James MN, outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1961 Gary Brabham, Australian racing driver
  • 1962 Kirk Alan Triplett, Moses Lake WA, PGA golfer (1992 Shell Houston-2nd)
  • 1962 Billy Beane, American MLB baseball player and executive (Oakland Athletics), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1965 Voula Patoulidou, Greek athlete
  • 1966 Dwayne Harper, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1966 Eric Gunderson, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1966 Robb Thomas, NFL receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1967 Brian Jordan, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1967 Jerry Olsavsky, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1968 Chris Calloway, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • 1968 James Williams, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • 1969 Darren Chandler, WLAF receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1969 Jeff Blackshear, guard (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1969 Jimmy Spencer, NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1969 Kai Nurminen, Turku FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland)
  • 1969 [Jane] Kim[berly] Batten, McRae Georgia, 400m hurdler (Oly-silver-96)
  • 1972 Alex Ochoa, outfielder (NY Mets), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1972 John Rothell, Titusville Florida, 400m hurdler
  • 1972 Paul Michael Kent, Australia, NZ breastroker (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Trevor Kidd, Dugald, NHL goalie (Calgary Flames)
  • 1972 Rui Costa, Portugal footballer
  • 1973 Brad Bridgewater, American 200m backstroke (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1973 John Oppio, Sparks Nevada, double trap (Olympics-1996)
  • 1973 Marc Overmars, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1973 Mark Platt, Peterborough Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Sebastiano Siviglia Italian footballer
  • 1974 Marc GenĂ©, Spanish racing car driver
  • 1975 Christopher Yule, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1976 Jennifer Capriati, tennis pro (Oly-gold-92), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1976 Igor Astarloa, Spanish cyclist
  • 1981 Jlloyd Samuel, WestIndian-born footballer
  • 1985 Maxim Lapierre, Canadian ice hockey forward
  • 1985 Mickey Pimentel, National Football League linebacker
  • 1986 Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, English footballer