Today's Birthdays in Sport

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  • 1881 Percy Lesueur, hockey player/inventor (large goalie glove)
  • 1915 Ken Burkhart, American baseball player and umpire (d. 2004)
  • 1921 Peter Pocklington, NHL team owner (Edmonton Oiler)
  • 1922 Marjorie Gestring, American springboard diver (Olympic gold 1936)
  • 1926 Estanislao Basora, Spanish footballer (The Monster of Colombes, 22 caps for Spain, 301 matches for Barcelona), born in Barcelona, Catalonia (d. 2012)
  • 1932 Nasif Estéfano, Argentine racing driver {d. 1973)
  • 1937 Rajinder Pal, cricketer (pace bowler in one Test India v England, 0-22)
  • 1938 Karl Schranz, Austrian slalom (Olympic-1968)
  • 1948 Jack Tatum, Cherryville NC, NFL defensive back (Raiders)
  • 1949 Ted Sator, NHL coach (NY Rangers, Buffalo Sabres), born in Utica, New York
  • 1951 Marga Stubblefield, LPGA golfer
  • 1954 Evan Gray, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1956 Tony Franklin, NFL kicker (Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots)
  • 1956 Warren Moon, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Seahawks, Vikings)
  • 1956 Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1995)
  • 1959 Jimmy Quinn, Northern Irish footballer and football manager
  • 1962 Jamie Moyer, Sellersville PA, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1962 Jill Briles-Hinton, Elmhurst IL, LPGA golfer (1995 Women's Open-16th)
  • 1963 Dante Bichette, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1963 Peter Schmeichel, Danish footballer
  • 1964 Mike Withycombe, CFL corner (BC Lions)
  • 1964 Seth Joyner, NFL linebacker (Ariz, Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1965 Mark Petkovsek, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1965 Matt Kabayama, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1966 Darren Flutie, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1966 Ron Coomer, Crest Hill IL, infielder (Minnesota Twins)
  • 1966 Tommie Stowers, WLAF tight end (Rhein Fire)
  • 1967 Jocelyn Lemieux, Mont Laurier, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames)
  • 1967 Tom Gordon, Sebring FL, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1968 Gary Sheffield, outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1968 Lubomir Sekeras, Liptovsky CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
  • 1968 Mel Stewart, NC, 200m butterfly swimmer (Olympics-gold-92)
  • 1968 Milica Vukadinovic, WNBA guard (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1968 Barry Hunter, Northern Irish footballer and manager
  • 1969 Lee Anne Ketcham, female pitcher (Silver Bullets), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1969 Raghib Ismail, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969 Sam Cassell, NBA guard (NJ Nets, Houston Rockets)
  • 1970 Allen Watson, pitcher (SF Giants), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1970 Toby Wright, safety (St Louis Rams)
  • 1971 Kylie Hanigan, Australian 200m/400m runner (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Jason Arnberger, cricketer (NSW opening batsman 1994-95 -)
  • 1975 Jason Williams, American basketball player
  • 1975 Shawn Camp, American baseball player
  • 1976 Sandy Zubrin, Tamuning Guam, US diver (Olympics-96)
  • 1977 Trent Barrett, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1978 Damien Johnson, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1980 François Duval, Belgian rally driver
  • 1980 Luke Chadwick, English footballer
  • 1983 Travis Buck, American baseball player
  • 1988 Jeffrey Jordan, American college basketball player; son of Michael Jordan