Today's Birthdays in Sport

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  • 1827 James Southerton, cricketer (Test debut in the 1st ever Test at 49)
  • 1862 Charles Thomas Biass Turner, cricketer (the "Terror")
  • 1881 Joel H. Hildebrand, American Chemist and Educator whose work on the chemistry of solutions helped treat divers with the 'bends' through the introduction of helium and oxygen breathing mixtures, born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1892 Tazio Nuvolari, Italian racing driver (d. 1953)
  • 1920 Betty Hicks, LPGA golfer
  • 1924 Mel Patton, American sprinter & Olympic champion, born in Los Angeles, California, (d. 2014)
  • 1932 Barbara Romack, LPGA golfer
  • 1940 Chris Balderstone, cricket batsman (England, belated faced WI in 1976)
  • 1942 Willie Carson, Scottish jockey
  • 1944 David O'Sullivan, NZ cricket left-arm spinner (in 11 Tests 1973-76)
  • 1946 Jo Jo White, American basketballer (Olympic gold - 1968), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 1947 Ebby Thust, German boxing promoter and writer
  • 1954 Bruce Edwards, American golf caddy (d. 2004)
  • 1956 Terry Labonte, American NASCAR driver
  • 1959 Bert Cameron, Spanish Town Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1988)
  • 1959 Corey Allen Pavin, Oxnard CA, PGA golfer (1995 US Open)

Person of interestFrank Bruno

1961 Frank Bruno, English boxer (European champion), born in Hammersmith, England

  • 1962 Chuck Finley, pitcher (Angels)

Person of interestZina Garrison

1963 Zina Garrison, American tennis player (Wimbledon runner-up 1990, Olympic doubles gold 1988), born in Houston, Texas

Tennis Player Zina Garrison
Tennis Player
Zina Garrison
  • 1964 Dwight Gooden, pitcher (NY Yankees, NY Mets), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1965 Glen Edward Day, American PGA golfer (1994 Anheuser-Busch-2nd), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1966 Dan Nowosielski, fencing epee (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1966 Lisa Brown Miller, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1966 Tim Scott, pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Hanford, California
  • 1967 Lawrence Dawsey, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1968 Chris Haney, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1968 Ebrahim Essop-Adam, cricketer (one ODI for Zimbabwe 1992)
  • 1968 Melvin Stewart, US butterfly swimmer (200m record)
  • 1968 Vlado Ĺ ola, Croatian handball goalkeeper
  • 1969 Mike Devlin, NFL guard/center (Buffalo Bills, Cardinals)
  • 1969 Thomas Ingalsbe, 238+ lbs (108+ kg) US weightlifter (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Jason Carthen, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Waqar Younis, cricketer (brilliant Pakistani fast/swing bowler)
  • 1971 Mustapha Hadji, Moroccan footballer
  • 1971 Alexander Popov, Russian swimmer
  • 1973 Howard Smothers, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973 Joe Hudepohl, American 800m freestyle relay (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1973 Sedrick Shaw, running back (New England Patriots)
  • 1973 Christian Horner, British Formula One team owner
  • 1973 Brendan Laney, New Zealand rugby player, born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • 1974 Maurizio Margaglio, Italian ice dancer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1974 Paul Scholes, British footballer, born in Salford, United Kingdom
  • 1976 Juha Pasoja, Finnish footballer, born in Kemi, Finland
  • 1977 Oksana Baiul, Ukrainian figure skater (Olympic gold 1994), born in
  • 1978 Gary Naysmith, Scottish footballer, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 1978 Kip Bouknight, American baseball player, born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1979 Salli Wills, Australian gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • 1979 Bruce Irons, American surfer, born in Lihue, Hawaii
  • 1980 Kayte Christensen, American basketball player, born in Lakeview, Oregon
  • 1981 Osi Umenyiora, English-born NFL football player, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1982 Jannie du Plessis, South African rugby player, born in Bethlehem, South Africa
  • 1982 Ronald Pognon, French athlete, born in La Lamentin, Martinique
  • 1982 Amar'e Stoudemire, American basketball player, born in Lake Wales, Florida
  • 1983 Kari Lehtonen, Finnish ice hockey goaltender, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1983 Britta Steffen, German swimmer (Olympic gold 50/100m 2008), born in Schwedt, Germany