Birthdays in Sport on April 21

  • 1838 Nat Thompson, cricketer (1st batsman dismissed in a Test match)
  • 1887 Joe McCarthy, American baseball manager (d. 1978)
  • 1898 Steve Owen, NFL tackle, coach (NY Giants)
  • 1908 Louis Hostin, French Light Heavyweight, Olympic gold 1932, 36)
  • 1919 John Goddard, cricketer, West Indian all-rounder 1948-57)
  • 1920 Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (d. 1991)
  • 1922 Allan Watkins, cricketer, England batsman late 40s early 50s)
  • 1926 Arthur Rowley, English Footballer (d. 2002)
  • 1932 Angela Mortimer, English tennis player, Wimbledon)
  • 1934 Martin Horton, cricketer, England off-spin all rounder, 2 Tests 1959)
  • 1935 Robin Dixon, England, 2 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1960)

Person of interestBob Cleary

1936 Bob Cleary, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Ice Hockey Player Bob Cleary
Ice Hockey Player
Bob Cleary
  • 1944 Adrian Hurley, Australian basketball coach
  • 1946 S Venkataraghavan, cricket (Indian off-spinner, Test ump, ICC referee)
  • 1953 Edward Ray Fiori, PGA golfer (1979 Southern Open), born in Lynwood, California
  • 1954 Dale Eggeling, LPGA golfer (1995 Oldsmobile Classic), born in Statesboro, Georgia
  • 1956 Rick DeMont, American 400m swimmer, drug disqualification (1972 Olympics)
  • 1957 Jesse Orosco, pitcher (NY Mets, Orioles, Dodgers), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1958 Kyle Stevens, LPGA golfer
  • 1960 Julius Korir, Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1962 Les Lancaster, American baseball player
  • 1963 Ken Caminiti, infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Hanford, California
  • 1964 Ludmila Engquist, Russian-born Swedish athlete
  • 1965 Ed Belfour, Carman, NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 1965 Gary Grant, NBA guard (NY Knicks)
  • 1966 Judy Diduck, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1968 Peter van Foxes, soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1969 Conrad Clarks, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1969 Dwight Hollier, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1970 Israel Stanley, NFL/WLAF defensive end (New Orleans Saints, Rhein Fire)
  • 1970 Stewart Malgunas, Prince George, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • 1971 Samantha Druce, British swimmer, youngest woman to swim English Channel
  • 1971 Tom Cavallo, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, SF 49ers)
  • 1971 Tony Mcgee, NFL tight end (Cin Bengals)
  • 1972 David Williams, Bedford PA, outfielder (SF Giants)
  • 1972 Tia Jackson, WNBA forward (Phoenix Mercury)
  • 1972 Gwendal Peizerat, French ice dancer
  • 1973 Jonathan Nsenga, Belgian athlete
  • 1974 Brice Hunter, wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1975 Danyon Loader, New Zealand 200m and 400m swimmer (2 Olympic gold medals 1996), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1976 Rommel Adducul, Filipino basketball player
  • 1978 Jacob Burns, Australian footballer
  • 1980 Vincent Lecavalier, Canadian hockey player
  • 1980 Tony Romo, American football player
  • 1980 Jeff Keppinger, American baseball player
  • 1982 Carnell "Cadillac" Williams, American football player
  • 1983 Paweł Brożek, Polish footballer
  • 1986 Audra Cohen, American tennis player
  • 1986 Alexander Edler, Swedish hockey player
  • 1987 Nadif Chowdhury, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1988 Pedro Mosquera, Spanish footballer
  • 1991 Max Chilton, British racing driver, born in Redhill