Birthdays in Sport on April 14

  • 1870 Syd Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman in 58 Tests 1890-1912)
  • 1876 Murray Bisset, cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1899 & 1910)
  • 1889 Efim D Bogoljubov, Russian chess player
  • 1892 Giorgio Cesana, Italian coxswain, (Olympic gold 1906)
  • 1901 Alfred West, champion cyclist/record hair splitter (17 splits)
  • 1902 Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1974)
  • 1904 Lionel Birkett, cricketer (WI vice-capt on Australian tour 1930-31)
  • 1905 Holmesdale Charles "Slinger" Nitschke, cricket batsman (S Aus & Test)
  • 1916 Commandur Rajagopalachari Rangachari, cricketer (India 1947-48)
  • 1917 Marvin Miller, American baseball executive (Major League Baseball Players Association 1966-1982), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Roberto DeVicenzo, Argentine golfer
  • 1925 H G Kischenchand, cricketer (5 Tests for India 1947-52)
  • 1931 Paul Masnick, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1934 Bruce Pairaudeau, cricketer (WI opening bat in 13 Tests, 115 on debut)
  • 1936 Bobby Nichols, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1964), born in Louisville, Kentucky

Person of interestPete Rose

1941 Pete Rose, MLB player and manager (Cincinnati Reds), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1945 Uwe Beyer, German DR, shot-putter (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1947 Bob Massie, cricketer (Aust swing bowler, 16 wkts on debut v Eng 1972)
  • 1952 Mickey O'Sullivan, Irish sportsman
  • 1958 Michael Patrick Hulbert, Elmira NY, PGA golfer (1989 BC Open)
  • 1960 Pat Symcox, cricketer (South African off-spinner 1993- )
  • 1962 James Carpenter, fencer-epee (Olympics 1996), born in Canton, Connecticut
  • 1963 Cynthia Cooper, WNBA guard (Houston Comets/Olympic gold 1988)

Person of interestMeg Mallon

1963 Meg Mallon, American golfer (4 LPGA major titles), born in Natick, Massachusetts

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • 1964 Allen James, 50K walker (Olympics 24th-92, 96), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1964 Greg Battle, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1964 Jim Grabb, tennis star, born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1965 Craig McDermott, cricket pace bowler (tireless Austr since 1984)
  • 1965 Stan Humphries, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers)

Person of interestDavid Justice

1966 David Justice, American baseball player (Atlanta Braves), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice

Person of interestGreg Maddux

1966 Greg Maddux, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in San Angelo, Texas

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 1966 Greg Myers, Riverside CA, catcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • 1966 Ricky Andrews, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1967 Jeff Finley, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1967 Steve Chiasson, Barrie, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
  • 1967 Nicola Berti, Italian International footballer
  • 1967 Alain Côté, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1968 Andrew Trim, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1968 Jesse Levis, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1969 Brad Ausmus, catcher (Detroit Tigers), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1969 Brad Pennington, Salem IN, pitcher (California Angels)
  • 1969 David Archibald, Chilliwack, NHL center (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1969 Mark Macon, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1969 Tim Roberts, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
  • 1970 Brian Stablein, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1970 Jan Siemerink, Neth, tennis star
  • 1970 Steve Avery, Trenton MI, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
  • 1971 Antonio London, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)
  • 1971 Gregory Zaun, catcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Glendale, California
  • 1971 Miguel Calero, Ginebra, Colombian footballer, (d. 2012)
  • 1972 Jason Mallett, CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1972 Zev Lumelski, WLAF guard (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1972 Paul Devlin, England-born Scottish footballer
  • 1972 Dean Potter, American free climber and BASE jumper, born in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas (d. 2015)
  • 1973 Roberto Ayala, Argentine footballer
  • 1974 Mike Allen Lambert, volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1975 Petra Begerow, German tennis star (1996 quarter Hilton Head)
  • 1976 Baedon Choppy, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics 1996)
  • 1976 Jason Wiemer, Kimberley, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1976 Kyle Farnsworth, American baseball player (pitcher), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1979 Noé Pamarot, French footballer
  • 1980 Steven Holcomb, American Bobsledder (Olympic gold 2010), born in Park City, Utah (d. 2017)
  • 1983 James McFadden, Scottish footballer
  • 1983 Nikoloz Tskitishvili, American basketball player
  • 1986 Matt Derbyshire, English footballer