Birthdays in Sport on April 21

  • 1844 Ted Barratt, English cricket spin bowler (10-43 in tour match vs Australia 1878), born in Stockton-on-Tees, England (d. 1891)
  • 1887 Joe McCarthy, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (World Series 1932, 36–39, 41, 43; New York Yankees), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • 1898 Steve Owen, American Pro Football Hall of Fame tackle (NY Giants) and coach (NFL C'ship 1927, 34, 38; NY Giants), born in Cleo Springs, Oklahoma (d. 1964)
  • 1908 Louis Hostin, French weightlifter (Olympic gold 1932, 36), born in Saint-Étienne, France (d. 1998)
  • 1919 John Goddard, West Indian cricket all-rounder and captain (27 Tests @ 30.67; 33 wickets; Barbados), born in St Michael, Barbados (d. 1987)
  • 1920 Edmund Adamkiewicz, German soccer forward (2 caps; Hamburger SV, Eintracht Frankfurt), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1991)
  • 1922 Allan Watkins, Welsh cricket all-rounder, (15 Tests, England @ 40.15, 11 wickets; Glamorgan), born in Usk, Wales (d. 2011)
  • 1926 Arthur Rowley, English soccer forward (most goals in English league football, 434 from 619 games; Leicester City, Shrewsbury Town), born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 2002)
  • 1931 Morgan Wootten, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (46 seasons DeMatha Catholic HS, Hyattsville, Maryland; National C'ships 1962, 65, 68, 78, 84), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 2020)
  • 1932 Angela Mortimer, British tennis player (French C'ships 1955, Australian C'ships 1958, Wimbledon 1961), born in Plymouth, England
  • 1934 Martin Horton, cricketer, England off-spin all rounder, 2 Tests 1959)
  • 1935 Robin Dixon, England, 2 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1960)

Bob ClearyBob Cleary (1936-2015)

American US Hockey HOF center (Olympic gold 1960; Harvard University), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • 1943 Hannes Viljoen, South African rugby union winger (3 caps; Natal), born in Elliot, South Africa (d. 2021)
  • 1944 Adrian Hurley, Australian basketball coach
  • 1946 S Venkataraghavan, cricket (Indian off-spinner, Test ump, ICC referee)
  • 1951 Tony Danza, American boxer and actor (Taxi,- "Tony"; The Tony Danza Show - "Tony"; Who's the Boss - "Tony"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953 Ed Fiori, American golfer (4 PGA Tour titles), born in Lynwood, California
  • 1954 Dale Eggeling, American golfer (3 LPGA titles), 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
  • 1960 Julius Korir, Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1962 Les Lancaster, American baseball player
  • 1963 Ken Caminiti, MLB third baseman, 1987-2001, (Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, and 3 other teams; NL MVP- 1996), born in Hanford, California (d. 2004)
  • 1964 Ludmila Engquist, Swedish athlete (Olympic gold 100m hurdles 1996; World C'ship gold 1991 [rep. USSR], 97), born in Tambov Oblast, Russia
  • 1965 Ed Belfour, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (Olympic gold 2001, Vezina Trophy 1991, 93), born in Carman, Manitoba
  • 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)
  • 1970 Israel Stanley, NFL/WLAF defensive end (New Orleans Saints, Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Samantha Druce, British swimmer, youngest woman to swim English Channel
  • 1971 Tony Mcgee, NFL tight end (Cin Bengals)
  • 1972 Gwendal Peizerat, French ice dancer
  • 1972 Tia Jackson, WNBA forward (Phoenix Mercury)
  • 1973 Jonathan Nsenga, Belgian athlete
  • 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, born in Tuguegarao, Cagayan, Philippines
  • 1978 Jacob Burns, Australian footballer
  • 1980 Jeff Keppinger, American baseball player
  • 1980 Tony Romo, American football player
  • 1980 Vincent Lecavalier, Canadian hockey player
  • 1983 Paweł Brożek, Polish footballer
  • 1983 Tarvaris Jackson, American NFL quarterback (Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 2020)
  • 1986 Alexander Edler, Swedish NHL hockey defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Östersund, Sweden
  • 1986 Audra Cohen, American tennis player, born in California
  • 1987 Nadif Chowdhury, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1988 Pedro Mosquera, Spanish footballer
  • 1991 Max Chilton, British Formula One and IndyCar racing driver, born in Redhill, England