Birthdays in Sport on April 2

  • 1907 Luke Appling, American baseball player (d. 1991)
  • 1910 Arnie Herber, NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers, NY Giants)
  • 1926 Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver (F1 champ 1959, 1960, 1966), born in Hurstville, NSW (d. 2014)
  • 1927 Billy Pierce, pitcher (Chicago White Sox) seven time all star
  • 1927 Carmen Basilio, American boxer, (d. 2012)
  • 1927 Ferenc Pusk├ís, Hungarian footballer (d. 2006)
  • 1932 Mahmood Hussain, Pakistani cricket swing bowler (68 wkts in 27 Tests)
  • 1934 Brian Glover, British actor and wrestler (Alien 3, Kes), born in Sheffield, England (d. 1997)
  • 1938 Whirlaway, American thoroughbred racehorse, 1941 Triple Crown Winner (d. 1953)
  • 1945 Don Sutton, baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1946 Richard Collinge, cricketer (NZ rec wicket-taker (116) before Hadlee)
  • 1948 Marlene Floyd, LPGA golfer
  • 1951 Ayako Okamoto, LPGA golfer (1990 Sara Lee), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1952 Dan Halldorson, Winnipeg, Canadian Tour golfer (1985 World Cup)
  • 1952 Joseph Kent Massey, soling sailor (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1956 Farrukh Zaman, lefty cricket spinner (bowled 10 overs Pak v NZ 1976)
  • 1959 Adrian Meagher, Australian baseball pitching coach (Olympics 1996)
  • 1959 Brian Goodell, American 400m/1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-2 gold-1976)
  • 1959 Carmen Ayala-Troncoso, American 5K runner, born in NYC, New York
  • 1959 Gelindo Bordin, Italian marathon runner (Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1959 Ken Macleay, cricketer (at Bedford-on-Avon Aussie ODI medium pacer)
  • 1959 Badou Zaki, Morrocan footballer and manager
  • 1959 Juha Kankkunen, Finnish race car driver
  • 1960 Linford Christie, St Andrews Jamaica, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1992
  • 1961 Cindy Mackey, LPGA golfer (1986 MasterCard Intl Pro-Am), born in Athens, Georgia
  • 1961 Gijs Steinmann, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1962 Alex Tripolski, Israel, Men's Shooting 50M air pistol (Olympic 16th-1996)
  • 1962 Bruce Kozerski, NFL tackle/guard (Cin Bengals)
  • 1963 Dermot Reeve, English cricketer and unorthodox all-rounder, born in Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • 1964 Pete Incaviglia, Pebble Beach CA, outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1966 Andrei Kovalev, NHL forward (Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1966 Bill Romanowski, NFL linebacker (Eagles, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1966 Willie Green, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1966 Teddy Sheringham, English footballer
  • 1969 Yj Nagata, [Yuji], wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1970 Jerry Reynolds, NFL guard/tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1970 Jon Lieber, Council Bluffs IA, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1970 Marcus Christensen, figure skater (1995 Canadian-2nd), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1970 Tammi Reiss, WNBA guard (Utah Starzz)
  • 1971 James Ransom, Epee fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1971 Todd Woodbridge, Australian tennis star ('95 doubles Wimbledon), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1972 Graham Hood, 1.5k runner (Olympics-9-92, 96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1976 Rory Sabbatini, South African golfer
  • 1978 John Gall, American baseball player
  • 1980 Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer
  • 1980 Ricky Hendrick, NASCAR driver and owner (d. 2004)
  • 1981 Michael Clarke, Australian cricketer
  • 1982 Bianca Chatfield, Australian netballer
  • 1982 Marco Amelia, Italian World Cup-winning footballer
  • 1982 Jeremy Bloom, American skier and football player
  • 1983 Felix Borja, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1983 Paul Capdeville, Chilean tennis player