Birthdays in Sport on March 3

  • 1846 Desiderio FA Pietri, Italian baker/marathon runner Dorando's father
  • 1860 John Montgomery Ward, American baseball player (d. 1925)
  • 1871 Maurice Garin, French cyclist (d. 1957)
  • 1872 Wee Willie Keeler, outfielder (Baltimore Orioles); hit .432 in 1897
  • 1901 Roger Turner, American figure skater (7x US National Champion), born in Milton, Massachusetts (d. 1993)
  • 1912 Joe Stydahar, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • 1915 George Brian Snape, businessman/rugby league entrepreneur
  • 1918 Peter O'Sullevan, British horse racing commentator 'the voice of racing', born in Kenmare, Ireland (d. 2015)
  • 1918 Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrian (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Julius Boros, golfer (PGA Champ 1968, US Open 1952, 63)
  • 1922 Nándor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2002)
  • 1936 Jim Clark, Formula 1 racer (1963 champ)
  • 1939 M L Jaisimha, cricketer (Indian batsman of the sixties)
  • 1945 Farooq Hamid, cricketer (1-107 in Test, Pakistan v Australia 1964)
  • 1947 Otto Stuppacher, Austrian racing driver (d. 2001)
  • 1949 Jesse Jefferson, American baseball player
  • 1953 Zico, Brazilian footballer
  • 1954 Keith Carlton Fergus, PGA golfer (1995 Honda Classic-8th), born in Temple, Texas
  • 1956 Jim Barton, American sailor (1996 Olympics bronze in Soling class), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1956 John F Reid, cricketer (New Zealand batsman of 70's/80's)
  • 1956 Zbigniew Boniek, Polish footballer
  • 1958 Bob Bradley, soccer coach (Olympics-gold-96), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1959 Romeo Zondervan, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
  • 1960 Neal Heaton, American baseball player
  • 1960 Colin Wells, English cricketer
  • 1961 Perry McCarthy, English racing driver
  • 1962 Herschel Walker, WFL/NFL running back (NJ Generals, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1962 Jackie Joyner-Kersee, E St Louis IL, heptathele (Olympic gold 88, 92)
  • 1963 Elizabeth Chavez, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-91), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1963 Kelly Miller, NHL left wing (Washington Capitals), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1964 Atif Rauf, cricketer (Pakistani Test batsman v New Zealand 1994)
  • 1964 Raúl Alcalá, Mexican cyclist
  • 1965 A J Sager, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1966 Claus Boekweg, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen, FC Zwolle)
  • 1966 Dmitri Volkov, Russian swimmer (world record)
  • 1966 Ellen Minzner, Lawrence Mass, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1966 Gary Parker, WLAF kicker (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1966 Noelle Daghe, Decatur IL, LPGA golfer (1994 PING-Cellular One-21st)
  • 1966 Wendy Fletcher, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1993), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1967 Alexander Volkov, Russian tennis star
  • 1967 Calvin Williams, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1968 Brian Leetch, NHL defenseman (Team USA, NY Rangers), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1968 Diann Roffe-Steinrotter, alpine skier (Oly-gold/silver-92), born in Warsaw, New York
  • 1968 Scott Radinsky, Simi Valley CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1969 Ronald Humphrey, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1970 Donovan Bergstrom, US 3K steeplechase runner
  • 1970 Inzamam-ul-Haq, cricketer (dashing Pakistani batsman)
  • 1970 Kristine Radford, Australian tennis star (1996 ITF/Lyneham), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1970 Rick Mirer, NFL QB (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1970 Scott Keswick, Nevada, gymnast (Coca-Cola-1st-94, Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Terryl Ulmer, CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1972 Martin Prochazka, Slany CZ, NHL forward (Czech Oly-Gold-98), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1972 Darren Anderton, English footballer
  • 1973 Cory Raymer, NFL center (Washington Redskins)
  • 1973 James Dexter, tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1973 Jim Mills, tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1973 Tisha Venturini, Modesto California, soccer midfielder (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Winslow Oliver, running back (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1973 Romāns Vainšteins, Latvian cyclist
  • 1977 Bas Zuiderent, cricketer (Holland all-rounder 1996 World Cup)
  • 1978 Matt Diaz, American baseball player
  • 1980 Mason Unck, American football player
  • 1981 Dusty Dvoracek, American football player
  • 1981 Emmanuel Pappoe, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1982 Colton Orr, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984 Alexander Semin, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1985 Sam Morrow, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1989 Erica Morningstar, Canadian Swimmer, and record holder.