Birthdays in Sport on April 20

  • 1851 Young Tom Morris, Scottish professional golfer, born in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland (d. 1875)
  • 1907 Miran Bakhsh, Pakistani cricketer (his one season of Test & 1st-class play 1954-55), born in Rawalpindi, British India (d. 1991)
  • 1912 David Townsend, English cricketer (3 Tests Eng v WI 1935), born in Norton, County Durham (d. 1997)
  • 1925 Ernie Stautner, German-American football player, born in Cham, Bavaria, Germany (d. 2006)
  • 1928 Johnny Gavin, Irish footballer, born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Alan Oakman, English cricketer (England batsman against Australia 1956), born in Hastings, Sussex, England
  • 1938 Bernard Malivoire, French cox pair (Olympic gold 1952), born in Bergerac, Dordogne (d. 1982)
  • 1938 Betty Cuthbert, Australian athlete, 100m/200m/400m dash (Olympic gold 1956, 64), born in Merrylands, New South Wales, Australia (d. 2017)
  • 1940 George Andrie, American NFL defensive end (5-time Pro Bowl), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2018)
  • 1946 Gordon Smiley, American racecar driver, born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1982)
  • 1952 Božidar Maljković, Serbian basketball coach and president of the Olympic Committee of Serbia, born in Otočac, Croatia
  • 1954 Peter Toohey, Australian cricketer (NSW & Australian batsman 1977-80), born in Blayney, Australia
  • 1954 Gilles Lupien, French Canadian ice hockey player, born in Lachute, Canada
  • 1957 Graeme Fowler, English cricketer (England left-handed opener early 80s), born in Accrington, Lancashire, England
  • 1958 Viacheslav Fetisov, NHL defenseman (Team Russia, Detroit), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1960 Rodney Holman, American football tight end (Detroit Lions), born in Ypsilanti, Michigan

  • 1960 Debbie Flintoff-King, Australian athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 1988), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1961 Don Mattingly, American MLB 1st baseman (NY Yankees/MVP 1985), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • 1961 Marci Bozarth, American LPGA golfer (1994 Lady Keystone Open-37th), born in Lampasas, Texas
  • 1963 Mauricio Gugelmin, Brazilian racing driver, born in Joinville, Brazil
  • 1964 John Carney, American football placekicker (San Diego Chargers), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1964 Paul Nobes, Australian cricketer (prolific opening batsman for Victoria & SA), born in Heidelberg West, Victoria, Australia
  • 1965 Jim Terrell, American sprint canoer (Olympics 1996), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1967 Miroslav Stefanovic, Yugoslavian soccer player (FC Volendam), born in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 1967 Townsend Saunders, American freestyle wrestler (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in White Sands, New Mexico
  • 1968 DeDee Nathan, American heptathlete, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1969 Jan van Halst, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1969 Takayuki Kobori, japanese ice hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998), born in Tomakomai, Hokkaido, Japan
  • 1971 Allan Houston, American basketball player (NY Knicks, Detroit Pistons), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1971 Chris Penn, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs, Chicago Bears), born in Lenapah, Oklahoma
  • 1971 Grant Smith, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Canberra, Australia
  • 1971 John Senden, Australian professional golfer, born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1971 Terry Smith, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts), born in Clemson, South Carolina
  • 1971 Yonel Jourdain, American NFL running back and kick returner (Buffalo Bills), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1971 Carla Geurts, Dutch freestyle swimmer, born in Geldrop, Netherlands
  • 1972 Lê Huỳnh Đức, Vietnamese footballer, born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • 1973 Itula Mili, NFL tight end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Kahuku, Hawaii
  • 1973 Lamond Murray, American basketball forward (LA Clippers), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1973 Todd Hollandsworth, American baseball outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1974 Ben Holbrook, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
  • 1974 Kevin Sullivan, Canadian athlete, 1.5k runner (Olympics 1996), born in Brantford, Ontario
  • 1974 Paul Bradford, American football cornerback (San Diego Chargers), born in East Palo Alto, California
  • 1976 Lenka Němečková, Czech tennis star (1993 Futures-Maribor-SLO), born in Brno, Czechoslovakia
  • 1976 Shay Given, Irish footballer, born in Lifford, County Donegal, Ireland
  • 1977 Lisa Ervin, American figure skater (US Nationals-4th-1992), born in Charleston, West Virginia