Today's Birthdays in Sport

  • 1862 Johnny Briggs, English cricket all-rounder (33 Tests; 118 wickets @ 17.75), born in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire (d. 1902)
  • 1869 Alfred Flatow, German gymnast (Olympic gold 1896), born in Danzig, Prussia (d. 1942)
  • 1872 Fred Clarke, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder and manager (Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates; World Series 1909 [PP]), born in Winterset, Iowa (d. 1960)
  • 1902 Pappy Waldorf, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle and coach (Northwestern, California), born in Clifton Springs, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1921 Ray Lindwall, Australian cricket fast bowler (61 Tests, 228 wickets @ 23.03), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1996)
  • 1924 Arkady Vorobyov, Russian weightlifter (Olympic gold Middle-heavyweight 1956, 60), born in Mordovo, Tambov Oblast, Russia (d. 2012)
  • 1925 George Wein, American music promoter (Newport Jazz Festival; Newport Folk Festival; New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 2021)
  • 1926 Marques Haynes, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame guard (Harlem Globetrotters), born in Sand Springs, Oklahoma (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Chuck Hulse, American auto racer (USAC Champ Car Series, 26 x top 10 finishes), born in Anaheim, California (d. 2020)
  • 1928 Christian d'Oriola, French fencer (4-time Olympic gold foils 1948, 52, 56), born in Perpignan, France (d. 2007)
  • 1929 Andy Hebenton, Canadian NHL right wing (record 630 consecutive games; NY Rangers, Boston Bruins), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2019)

Glenn Hall

1931 Glenn Hall, Canadian Hockey HOF goaltender (7 x NHL First All-Star Team; Stanley Cup 1961 Chicago Black Hawks; butterfly goalkeeping), born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan

  • 1933 Neale Fraser AO, MBE, Australian tennis player (3 x Grand Slam singles, 11 x doubles winner), and coach (Australian Davis Cup team x 4 winner), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1934 Harold Henning, South African golfer (2 PGA Tour titles; 3 senior PGA titles; World Cup 1965), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2004)
  • 1935 Abdon Pamich, Italian race walker (Olympic gold 50k 1964, bronze 1960), born in Fiume, Italy
  • 1937 John MacLeod, American basketball coach (NBA Phoenix Suns 1973-87), born in New Albany, Indiana (d. 2019)
  • 1938 Alessandro Mazzinghi, Italian boxer (WBA and WBC light-middleweight champion 1963–65, 68), born in Pontedera, Italy (d. 2020)
  • 1940 Jean Ratelle, Canadian Hockey HOF center (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins; named in "100 Greatest NHL Players"), born in Lac Saint-Jean, Quebec, Canada
  • 1940 Mike Troy, American swimmer (Olympics 2 x gold 200m butterfly, 4×200m freestyle relay 1960), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2019)
  • 1945 Viktor Saneyev, Georgian athlete (Olympics 3 x gold, Soviet Union, triple jump 1968, 72, 76; silver 1980), born in Sukhumi, Georgia (d. 2022)
  • 1949 Dan Goossen, American boxing promoter (Michael Nunn, Terry Norris, James Toney), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)

Dave Winfield

1951 Dave Winfield, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (12 x MLB All Star; 7 x Gold Glove; 6 x Silver Slugger; SD Padres; NY Yankees), born in St. Paul, Minnesota

  • 1952 Gary Troup, New Zealand cricket fast/medium bowler (15 Tests, 39 wickets; 22 ODI), born in Taumarunui, King Country
  • 1954 Branko Cikatić, Croatian kickboxer (first K-1 World Grand Prix Heavyweight C'ship 1993), born in Split, Croatia (d. 2020)
  • 1954 Dennis Eckersley, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1992; AL MVP 1992; Oakland A's), born in Oakland, California

Fred Couples

1959 Fred Couples, American golfer (US Masters 1992; Senior Players C'ship 2011; Senior British Open 2012), born in Seattle, Washington

  • 1963 Dan Goldie, American tennis player and author ("The Investment Answer", #1 NY Times bestselling book), born in Sioux City Iowa
  • 1966 Darrin Fletcher, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 1994; Montreal Expos, Toronto Blue Jays) and broadcaster (Rogers Sportsnet), born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • 1968 Greg Foster, American basketball center and coach (NBA C'ship 2001 LA Lakers), born in Oakland, California
  • 1971 Wil Cordero, Puerto Rican baseball utility (MLB All Star, Silver Slugger Award 1994; Montréal Expos), born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
  • 1972 Michael Nylander, Swedish NHL center (World C'ship gold 1992, 2006; Chicago Blackhawks, Calgary Flames, Washington Capitals), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1974 Mike Johnson, Canadian hockey right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), and broadcaster (NHL Network, TSN), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • 1976 Kirsi Haenninen, Finnish ice hockey defenseman and pesäpallo player (Olympics bronze 1998), born in Joensuu, Finland
  • 1978 Claudio Pizarro, Peruvian soccer striker (85 caps; Bayern Munich 224 games, 87 goals), born in Callao, Peru
  • 1978 Gerald Asamoah, German soccer forward (43 caps; Schalke 04 279 games, 44 goals), born in Mampong, Ghana
  • 1981 Andreas Isaksson, Swedish soccer goalkeeper (133 caps; PSV, Kasımpaşa), born in Smygehamn, Sweden
  • 1981 Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish soccer striker (118 caps; Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, PSG, Manchester Utd, LA Galaxy, AC MIlan), born in Malmö, Sweden
  • 1983 Frederico Chaves Guedes [Fred], Brazilian soccer striker (39 caps; Fluminense, Lyon), born in Teófilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • 1987 Danny Willett, British golfer (US Masters 2016), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1998 Angel Yin, American golfer (US Women's Open 2019 runner-up), born in Los Angeles, California


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