Birthdays in Sport on April 28

  • 1876 Frank Cavanagh, American football player and coach, born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1933)
  • 1908 Jack Fingleton, cricketer (Australian opener of 30's)
  • 1941 Lucien Aimar, French cyclist
  • 1942 Mike Brearley, cricketer (outstanding England captain 1977-81)
  • 1945 Ajit Manohar Pai, cricketer (one Test India v NZ 1969)
  • 1953 Julie Cole, LPGA golfer
  • 1954 Ron Zook, American Football Coach
  • 1958 Hal Sutton, American golfer (PGA Championship 1983), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1960 John Cerutti, American baseball player and announcer (d. 2004)
  • 1960 Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (d. 1993)
  • 1960 Walter Zenga, Italian footballer
  • 1960 Tom Browning, American MLB pitcher (perfect game 1988), born in Casper, Wyoming
  • 1961 Cathy Gerring, Ft Wayne IN, LPGA golfer (1990 Lady Keystone Open)
  • 1962 Evguenni Rochtchin, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1964 Barry Larkin, infielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1964 Mark Hager, Australian field hockey forward/capt (Olympic 4th 1988, 96)
  • 1966 Jim Poole, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1966 John Patrick Daly, PGA golfer (1995 British Open), born in Sacramento, California

Person of interestJohn Daly

1966 John Daly, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1991, British Open 1995), born in Carmichael, California

Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion John Daly
Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion
John Daly
  • 1967 Pete Stoyanovich, NFL kicker (Miami Dolphins, KC Chiefs)
  • 1968 Andy Flower, cricketer (Zimbabwe keeper & victorious Test captain)
  • 1968 Damion Lyons, CFL cornerback (BC Lions)
  • 1968 Mark Carrier, NFL safety (Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions)
  • 1969 Merlelynn Lange-Harris, basketball center (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1970 Jason Belser, defensive back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1970 Mark Harris, wide receiver (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1970 Nicklas Lidstrom, Vasteras SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, Detroit)
  • 1970 Richard Fromberg, Australia, tennis star
  • 1970 Diego Simeone, Argentine footballer
  • 1971 Meredith McGrath, Midland Mich, tennis star (1996 Essen doubles)
  • 1971 Mihai Apostal, Bucharest Romania, Canadian kayaker (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Jan Benda, Reet Belgium, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1972 Jean-Paul van Gastel, soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1973 Earl Holmes, linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1973 Marc[us] Blake Schneider, rower (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1973 Melvin Hayes, NFL tackle (NY Jets, Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1973 Serge Zwikker, NBA center (Houston Rockets)
  • 1973 Francisco Palencia, Mexican footballer
  • 1974 Sergei Stas, NHL defenseman (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1974 Richel Hersisia, Dutch boxer
  • 1975 James Thrash, wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • 1975 Martin Lewis, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1980 Josh Howard, American basketball player (Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1980 Bradley Wiggins, British cyclist (Olympic gold 2004, 2008 Tour de France 2012), born in Ghent, Belgium
  • 1983 Roger Johnson, English footballer