On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on April 28

  • 1876 Frank Cavanagh, American football player and coach, born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1933)
  • 1908 Jack Fingleton, Australian cricket batsman (18 Tests, 1,189 runs @ 42.46, 5 x 100s), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1981)
  • 1941 Lucien Aimar, French cyclist (won 53rd Tour de France 1966), born in Hyères, France
  • 1942 Mike Brearley, English cricketer (outstanding England captain 1977-81), born in Harrow, Middlesex, England
  • 1945 Ajit Manohar Pai, Indian cricketer (one Test India v NZ 1969)
  • 1958 Hal Sutton, American golfer (PGA Championship 1983), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1960 John Cerutti, American baseball pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays) and broadcaster (Rogers Sportsnet), born in Albany, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1960 Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (d. 1993)
  • 1960 Walter Zenga, Italian footballer (Inter Milan goalkeeper), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1960 Tom Browning, American MLB pitcher (perfect game 1988), born in Casper, Wyoming
  • 1961 Cathy Gerring, American golfer (Solheim Cup 1990), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1962 Evguenni Rochtchin, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1964 Barry Larkin, American NBA infielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1964 Mark Hager, Australian field hockey forward/capt (Olympic 4th 1988, 96)
  • 1966 Jim Poole, American NBA pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Rochester, New York

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

  • 1967 Pete Stoyanovich, American football placekicker (All Pro 1992; PFW Golden Toe Award 1997; Miami Dolphins, KC Chiefs), born in Dearborn Heights, Michigan
  • 1968 Andy Flower, Zimbabwean cricketer (Zimbabwe keeper & victorious Test captain)
  • 1968 Damion Lyons, Canadian CFL cornerback (BC Lions)
  • 1968 Mark Carrier, American NFL safety (Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • 1968 Jeff Grosso, American skateboarder (host Youtube’s 'Vans Loveletters to Skateboarding'), born in Glendale, California (d. 2020)
  • 1969 Merlelynn Lange-Harris, Canadian basketball center (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1970 Nicklas Lidstrom, Swedish NHL defenceman who played for 20 seasons (Team Sweden, Detroit Red Wings), born in Krylbo, Sweden
  • 1970 Richard Fromberg, Australian, tennis player, born in Ulverstone, Tasmania
  • 1970 Diego Simeone, Argentine footballer and manager (Atlético Madrid), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1971 Meredith McGrath, American tennis player (US Open mixed doubles 1995 [Matt Lucena]; 3 WTA singles, 25 doubles titles), born in Midland Michigan
  • 1971 Mihai Apostal, Bucharest Romania, Canadian kayaker (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Earl Holmes, American linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers) and coach, born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1973 Marc[us] Blake Schneider, American rower (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1973 Francisco Palencia, Mexican footballer
  • 1973 Zhang Enhua, Chinese soccer defender (65 caps; Dalian Wanda FC, Grimsby Town), born in Dalian, China (d. 2021)
  • 1974 Sergei Stas, NHL defenseman (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1974 Richel Hersisia, Dutch boxer
  • 1975 James Thrash, American football wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • 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 (Cardiff City) and coach, born in Ashford, England
  • 1986 Ryan Saunders, American basketball head coach (Minnesota Timberwolves 2019), born in Medina, Minnesota
  • 1988 Jiyai Shin, South Korean golfer (Women's British Open 2008, 12), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1988 Juan Mata, Spanish footballer (Manchester United, Spain), born in Burgos, Spain
  • 1997 Denzel Ward, American NFL player (Cleveland Browns), born in Cleveland, Ohio