Birthdays in Sport on March 4

  • 1883 Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (d. 1956)
  • 1884 Red Murray, American professional baseball player (d. 1958)
  • 1888 Knute Rockne, Norwegian/US football player/coach (Notre Dame)
  • 1888 Jeff Pfeffer, American professional baseball pitcher (d. 1972)
  • 1891 Dazzy Vance, hall of fame pitcher (led NL in strike-outs 7-yrs)
  • 1897 Francis "Lefty" O'Doul, baseball player/organized Japanese baseball
  • 1900 Roberto Soundy, El Salvador, trap shooter (Olympic-1968)
  • 1906 Georges Ronsse, Belgian national cyclo-cross and world champion road cyclist (d. 1969)
  • 1914 Gino Colaussi (Luigi Colaussi), Italian footballer (d. 1991)
  • 1917 Clyde McCullough, American baseball player (d. 1982)
  • 1918 Margaret Osborne DuPont, Joseph Oregon, tennis pro (US Open 1948-50), (d. 2012)
  • 1919 Buck Baker, American racecar driver (d. 2002)
  • 1921 Dinny Pails, Australian tennis player
  • 1923 Piero J d'Inzeo, French equestrian show jumper (Olymp-gold-1952, 64)
  • 1926 Pascual Pérez (boxing), Argentine flyweight boxer (d. 1977)
  • 1927 Dick Savitt, American tennis player
  • 1928 Alan Sillitoe, English writer (Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner), born in Nottingham (d. 2010)
  • 1931 Bob Johnson, American ice hockey coach (d. 1991)
  • 1936 Jim Clark, Scottish Formula One driver (World Champion 1963,65), born in Kilmany, Fife (d. 1968)
  • 1937 Graeme Dowling, cricketer (New Zealand, 239 v India 1968)
  • 1938 Don Perkins, American football player

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1939 Jack Fisher, MLB Pitcher, born in Frostburg, Maryland

MLB Pitcher Jack Fisher
MLB Pitcher
Jack Fisher
  • 1945 Tommy Svensson, Swedish football manager
  • 1948 Tom Grieve, American baseball player
  • 1948 Leron Lee, American baseball player
  • 1950 Judy Dickinson, LPGA golfer (1985 Boston Five Classic), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1950 Rafael Canizares Poey, Alacs Mtnzs Cuba, basketballer (Oly-bronze-72)
  • 1951 Kenny Dalglish, Scottish football player (100+ goals) and manager
  • 1953 Paweł Janas, Polish football manager and former footballer
  • 1954 Peter Erling Jacobsen, PGA golfer (1990 Bob Hope), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1957 Rick Mast, American NASCAR driver
  • 1960 Reggie McElroy, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)
  • 1960 John Mugabi, Ugandan boxer
  • 1960 Christina Sussiek, former German athlete
  • 1961 David "Tinker" Juarez, cyclist (Olympics-19th-96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, boxer (killed a boxer in the ring)
  • 1961 Roger Wessels, Port Elizabeth South Africa, golfer (1994 Canadian Masters)
  • 1961 Sabine Everts, former German track athlete
  • 1962 Brant Ian Woodward, Hurstville NZ, trap shooter (Olympics-96)
  • 1962 Greg Kragen, NFL nose tackle (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1963 Anne Minter, Australia, tennis star
  • 1964 Emilia Eberle, Romania, gymnist (Oly-silver-80)
  • 1964 Linda French, badminton player (Olympics-96), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1964 Tom Lampkin, catcher (SF Giants), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1965 Alexandra Harbold, American sprint kayaker (Olympics-96), born in NYC, New York
  • 1966 Kevin Johnson, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)
  • 1966 Mike Small, Aurora Illinois, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Emerald Coast)
  • 1967 Daryll Cullinan, South African cricketer (batsman Warne's bunny)
  • 1967 Juli Furtado, American mountain cyclist (world champ-1991, 92), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 Kubilay Türkyılmaz, former Turkish-Swiss footballer
  • 1968 Brian Hunter, Torrance CA, infielder (Seat Mariners, Houston Astros)

  • 1968 Dinky van Rensburg, South Africa, tennis star
  • 1968 Dionna Harris, softball outfielder (Olympics-gold-96), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1968 Giovanni Carrara, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1969 Jeff Tinsley, Shelbyville KY, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1969 Karrie Poppinga, Manhattan Beach Ca, volleyballer (Pismo Beach-4-95)
  • 1969 Kenneth Benson, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1969 Pierluigi Casiraghi, Italian football manager
  • 1970 Dave Stevens, Fullerton CA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • 1970 Marja Helena Paluila, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1970 Tina Paternostro, Williamsport PA, golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple-57th)
  • 1971 Edwin van Holten, soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • 1971 Jovan Stanković, Serbian footballer
  • 1972 Chris Borg, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96), born in Lexington, South Carolina
  • 1972 Martin St Pierre, Ripon Quebec, 20k walker (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Robert Smith, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1972 Pae Gil-Su, North Korean gymnast
  • 1972 Jos Verstappen, Dutch Formula One driver
  • 1973 Phillip Daniels, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1974 Jarrett Deuling, Vernon, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
  • 1974 Karol Kucera, Bratislava Slovakia, tennis star (1995-Rosmalen)
  • 1974 Sherry Wigginton, diver (Olympics-96), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1974 Ariel Ortega, Argentine footballer
  • 1974 Tommy Phelps, American baseball player
  • 1975 Kirsten Bolm, German hurdler
  • 1975 Patrick Femerling, German-born professional basketball player
  • 1975 Myrna Veenstra, Dutch field hockey player
  • 1975 Antti Aalto, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1976 Hiram Bocachica, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1976 Thierry Renaer, Belgian field hockey player
  • 1976 Vic Wunderle, American archer
  • 1977 Ana Gabriela Guevara, Mexican athlete
  • 1977 Daniel Klewer, German footballer
  • 1978 Denis Dallan, Italian rugby union footballer
  • 1978 Nate Ackerman, British-American logician and wrestler
  • 1978 Pierre Dagenais, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979 Geoff Huegill, Australian swimmer
  • 1980 Omar Bravo, Mexican footballer
  • 1980 Jack Hannahan, American baseball player
  • 1980 Arash Markazi, American sportswriter
  • 1982 Mariano Altuna, Argentine racing driver
  • 1982 Landon Donovan, American soccer player
  • 1983 Ryan Lonie, Australian football player.
  • 1984 Zak Whitbread, American-born English footballer
  • 1985 Chinedum Ndukwe, American football player
  • 1986 Tom De Mul, Belgian footballer
  • 1986 Bohdan Shust, Ukrainian footballer
  • 1990 Draymond Green, American NBA forward (Golden State Warriors), born in Saginaw, Michigan