Birthdays in Sport on April 15

  • 1845 Dave Gregory, cricketer (Australia's 1st Test captain)

Person of interestJames J. Jeffries

1875 James J. Jeffries, American heavyweight boxer, born in Carroll, Ohio (d. 1953)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1895 Harry F V Edward, British Guiana, 100m/200m runner (Olympic bronze 1920)
  • 1895 Clark McConachy, New Zealand billiards player (d. 1980)
  • 1901 Joe Davis, English snooker/billiards-world champ (1927-46)
  • 1906 A J "Sandy" Bell, South African cricket fast bowler (16 Tests 1929-35)
  • 1907 Gerald Abrahams, author (Teach Yourself Chess), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1936 Jack Noreiga, cricketer (9-95 WI v India 1971)
  • 1936 Raymond Poulidor, French cyclist
  • 1940 Edy Hubacher, Swiss 4-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1940 Woodie Fryman, American baseball player
  • 1942 Walter Raphael Hazzard, basketball (Olympic gold 1964), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1952 Bengt Gingsjö, Swedish swimmer
  • 1955 Barbara Barrow, LPGA golfer
  • 1955 Enith Salle Brigitha, Neth, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • 1956 Michael Cooper, NBA star (LA Lakers)

  • 1957 Evelyn Ashford, American athlete (4 x Olympic sprints gold 1984, 88, 92), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1958 John Bracewell, NZ cricketer (premiere spinner of 80's)
  • 1959 Kevin Lowe, Lachute, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
  • 1960 Pedro Delgado, Spanish cyclist
  • 1961 Tiina Lillak, Finland, javelin thrower (Olympic silver 1984)
  • 1962 Nawal El Moutawakel, Moroccan athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 1984), born in Casablanca, Morocco
  • 1963 Manoj Prabhakar, cricketer (Indian opening batsman & opening bowler)
  • 1963 Teresa Wentzel DeWitt, Ft Bragg NC, double trap (Olympics 1996)
  • 1964 Nadeem Abbasi, cricketer (three Tests for Pakistan v India 1989)
  • 1965 Anthony Miller, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1965 Kevin Stevens, American NHL left wing (Pittsburgh Penguins, Stanley Cup 1991, 92), born in Brockton, Massachusetts
  • 1965 Mark Dennis, NFL tackle (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • 1965 Michele Redman, LPGA golfer (1995 Star Bank-3rd), born in Zanesville, Ohio
  • 1966 Andrei Olhovskiy, tennis pro, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1967 Dara Torres, American Olympic swimmer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Beverly Hills, California
  • 1967 Lance Zeno, American former NFL/WLAF corner (Rams, Scottish Claymores), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Suzy Green, American LPGA golfer (1995 Fieldcrest Cannon-26th), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1968 Billy Brewer, pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1969 Jeromy Burnitz, outfielder (Cleveland Indians), born in Westminster, California
  • 1969 Michael Jones, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders, St Louis Rams)
  • 1969 Phillippi Sparks, NFL cornerback (NY Giants)
  • 1970 Darrin Smith, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971 Craig Whelihan, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1971 Derek Brown, NFL running back (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1971 Guivi Sissaouri, Canada freestyle wrestler (Olympic silver 1996), born in Tbilisi, Georgia

  • 1971 Jason Sehorn, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Giants)
  • 1971 Rich McKenzie, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1971 Tim Tindale, NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972 Melvin Johnson, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1972 Ricky Otero, Vega Baja Puerto Rico, outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1972 Ronald Cherry, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • 1972 Vickie Johnson, WNBA guard/forward (NY Liberty)
  • 1973 Jeremy Burkett, NFL/WLAF tight end (NY Giants, Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1974 Mike Quinn, quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1974 Sergei Krivokrasov, Angarsk Russia, NHL right wing (Blackhawks, Olympic silver 1998)
  • 1975 Paul Dana, American race car driver (d. 2006)
  • 1976 Jason Bonsignore, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1978 Austin Aries, American wrestler
  • 1978 Milton Bradley, American baseball player
  • 1978 Tim Corcoran, American baseball player
  • 1980 Victor Núñez, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1980 James Foster, English cricketer
  • 1980 Raúl López, Spanish basketball player
  • 1980 Willie Mason, Australian Rugby League Player
  • 1980 Fränk Schleck, Luxembourgish cyclist
  • 1981 Andrés D'Alessandro, Argentine football player
  • 1982 Albert Riera, Spanish footballer
  • 1982 Michael Aubrey, American baseball player
  • 1983 Ilya Kovalchuk, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1983 Dudu Cearense, Brazilian footballer
  • 1983 Bronson La'Cassie, Australian professional golfer
  • 1984 Rodney Carney, NBA athlete
  • 1984 Cam Janssen, American ice hockey player
  • 1985 John Danks, American baseball player
  • 1985 Aaron Laffey, American baseball player
  • 1986 Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, Dutch footballer