Today's Birthdays in Sport

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  • 1860 Abner Powell, American baseball player (d. 1953)
  • 1899 Harold Abrahams, English sprinter (d. 1978)
  • 1914 Ernie Toshack, cricket pace bowler (Aussie left-arm post-WWII)
  • 1919 Ake Seyffarth, 10K speed skater (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1925 Sam Pollock, Canadian ice hockey general manager
  • 1929 Keith Andrew, cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 2 Tests 1954-63)
  • 1930 Alim-ud-Din, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 25 Tests 1954-62)
  • 1938 Bob [Robert] Foster, American professional boxer "The Deputy Sheriff", born in Borger, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1940 Nick Buoniconti, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)/sportscaster (NBC)
  • 1941 Austin Savage, Welsh hockey player
  • 1943 Mihaly Hesz, Hungarian 1K kayaker (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1944 Stan Bahnsen, pitcher (NY Yankee, 1968 AL Rookie-of-year)
  • 1946 Art Howe, American baseball player and manager
  • 1951 Joe Jordan, Scottish soccer star
  • 1952 Allan Simonsen, Danish footballer
  • 1957 Mario Marois, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1958 Eddy Annys, Belgian high jumper
  • 1959 Greg Matthews, cricketer (NSW & Aust off-spin all rounder Yeah yeah)
  • 1959 Rashid Khan, cricketer (4 Tests for Pakistan 1982-85)
  • 1963 Asif Karim, cricketer (slow left-arm bowler for Kenya 1996 World Cup)
  • 1963 David Wingate, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1964 Carlton Bailey, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1964 Jerry Ball, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1965 Walter Reeves, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1966 Carl Hooper, cricketer (WI off-spin all-rounder)
  • 1967 Chris Gioskos, CFL tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1967 Christine Larsen, New Westminster BC, synchronized swimmer (Oly-silver-96)
  • 1967 Frank Hartley, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1967 Keith Askins, NBA guard/forward (Miami Heat)
  • 1967 Mo Vaughn, American MLB first baseman (Boston Red Sox, MVP-1995), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1967 David Howells, English footballer, born in Guildford, Surrey
  • 1969 Dan Williams, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos, KC Chiefs)
  • 1969 Sean Briscombe, diver (Olympics-96), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1969 Wayne Simmons, linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1969 Chantal Petitclerc, Canadian wheelchair athlete
  • 1970 Damon Thomas, American NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills), born in Clovis, California
  • 1970 Lawrence Funderburke, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1970 Mitchell Butler, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1970 Frankie Dettori, Italian jockey, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1971 Boudewijk Pahlplatz, soccer player (FC Twente, PSV)
  • 1971 Chris Maumalanga, NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears, Az Cardinals)
  • 1971 Eric Bjornson, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1971 Ken Alexander, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1972 Rodney Harrison, American NFL safety (San Diego Chargers), born in Markham, Illinois
  • 1972 Stanislav Jasecko, Spisska Nova Ves, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
  • 1973 Geoff Stewart, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 James Stewart, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Mike Cherry, quarterback (NY Giants)
  • 1973 Mirko Ludemann, Weiwasser GER, NHL defenseman (Team Germany, Colorado)
  • 1973 Tammy Melinda Pearman, American soccer forward/defender (Olympics-96), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1974 Jeffrey van der Stone, soccer player (RKC)
  • 1976 Baichung Bhutia, Indian footballer
  • 1976 Aaron Miles, American baseball player
  • 1977 Catherine Fox, 400m freestyle relay (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1977 Larissa Fontaine, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1978 Henrietta Nagyova, Nove Zamky Slovakia, tennis star (ITF/Cali-COL)
  • 1978 Jerome McDougle, American football player
  • 1981 Andy González, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1981 Roman Pavlyuchenko, Russian football player
  • 1981 Thomas Herrion, American football player (d. 2005)
  • 1982 Borja García, Spanish racing driver
  • 1983 Wang Hao, Chinese table tennis player
  • 1984 Martin Skrtel Slovakian Footballer