On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on April 13

  • 1867 Sammy Woods, Australian cricketer (Aust & England Rugby wing-forward), born in Ashfield, Sydney, Australia (d. 1931)
  • 1885 Vean Gregg, American baseball player, born in Chehalis, Washington (d. 1964)
  • 1902 Philippe de Rothschild, French race-car driver and manager (Bordeaux Vineyard), born in Paris, France (d. 1988)
  • 1911 Ico Hitrec, Croatian footballer, born in Zagreb, Austria-Hungary (d. 1946)
  • 1913 Dave Albritton, American high jumper (Olympic silver 1936), born in Danville, Alabama (d. 1994)
  • 1925 Frank Chamberlain, English cricketer and CEO (Test & County Cricket Board), born in Elton, Huntingdonshire (d. 2004)
  • 1929 Marilynn Smith, American golfer (Titleholders Championship 1963-64), born in Topeka, Kansas (d. 2019)
  • 1931 Daniel "Dan" Gurney, American race-car driver, coach and team owner (All American Racers), born in Port Jefferson, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1940 Mike Beuttler, British racing driver, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1988)
  • 1940 Jim McNab, Scottish footballer, born in Denny, Stirlingshire, Scotland (d. 2006)
  • 1945 Ed Caruthers Jr, American high jumper (Olympic silver 1968), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1945 Bob Kalsu, American football player, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1970)
  • 1949 Ricardo Zuniño, Argentine racing driver, born in San Juan, Argentina
  • 1951 Beatrix "Trixie" Schuba, Austrian figure skater considered to be one of the best compulsory figure skaters ever (Olympic gold 1972), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1951 Joachim Streich, East German footballer, born in Wismar, East Germany
  • 1952 Jonjo O'Neill, Irish racehorse trainer, born in Cork, Ireland

  • 1955 Lupe Pintor, Mexican boxer, born in Cuajimalpa, Mexico City
  • 1956 Michael Nikolay, German gymnast (Olympics silver 1980), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1956 Peter "Possum" Bourne, New Zealand race car driver, born in New Zealand (d. 2003)
  • 1957 Dallas Moir, Maltese-Scottish cricketer, born in Imtarfa, Malta
  • 1960 Olaf Ludwig, German cyclist, born in Gera, Bezirk Gera, East Germany
  • 1962 Dave Miley, American baseball player and manager, born in Tampa, Florida

Person of interestGarry Kasparov

1963 Gary Kasparov, Russian chess player (world champion 1985-93), born in Baku, Azerbaijan

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov
  • 1963 Jan Willem van Ede, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht, PSV), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1963 Mark Leiter, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1964 Davis Love III, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1997; 21 PGA Tour titles), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1964 Doug Strange, American baseball infielder (Seattle Mariners), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1964 José Rijo, Dominican baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, Cincinnati Reds), born in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic
  • 1965 Quinn Early, American NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints, Buffalo Bills), born in West Hempstead, New York
  • 1966 Ali Boumnijel, Tunisian football player, born in Menzel Jemil, Tunisia
  • 1967 Dana Barros, American NBA guard (Boston Celtics), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968 Tami Lyn Jameson, American team handball goalie (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1968 Ted Washington, American NFL nose tackle (Buffalo Bills), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1968 Toni Lee Jameson, American team handball back court (Olympics 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1970 Eddie Robinson, American NFL linebacker (Houston Oilers, Jacksonville Jaguars), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1970 Monty Brown, American professional wrestler and NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills), born in Saginaw, Michigan
  • 1970 Gerry Creaney, Scottish footballer, born in Coatbridge, Scotland
  • 1971 Charles "Bo" Outlaw, American NBA forward (LA Clippers, Orlando Magic), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1972 Dave Wohlabaugh, American NFL center and guard (NE Patriots), born in Hamburg, New York
  • 1972 Mariusz Czerkawski, Polish NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers), born in Radomsko, Poland
  • 1972 Mike Kennedy, Canadian NHL left wing (Dallas Stars), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1973 Aaron Hayden, American NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1974 Sergei Gonchar, Russian NHL defenseman (Capitals, Olympic silver 1998), born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • 1974 Darren Turner, British racing car driver, born in Camberley, Surrey
  • 1975 Bruce Dyer, English footballer, born in Ilford, England
  • 1976 Everton Matambanadzo, Zimbabwean cricket pace bowler (v Paki 1996), born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 1978 Carles Puyol, Spanish footballer, born in La Pobla de Segur, Spain
  • 1979 Baron Davis, American basketball player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979 Meghann Shaughnessy, American tennis player, born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1980 Quentin Richardson, American basketball player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1981 Nat Borchers, American soccer player, born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1983 Schalk Burger, South African rugby player, born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • 1983 Hunter Pence, American baseball player, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1988 Anderson Luís de Abreu Oliveira, Brazilian footballer, born in Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • 1992 Mohammad Amir, Pakistani cricket bowler (5-year ban for spot-fixing), born in Changa Bangial, Pakistan