Birthdays in Sport on April 29

  • 1872 Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman and thoroughbred horse breeder, born in NYC, New York (d. 1930)
  • 1918 George Allen, American Pro Football HOF coach (NFL Coach of the Year 1967, 71; LA Rams, Washington Redskins), born in Nelson County, Virginia (d. 1990)
  • 1918 Merv Harvey, Australian cricketer (brother of Neil, Test for Australia), born in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1995)
  • 1922 George Allen, American NFL football coach (LA Rams, Washington Redskins), born in Nelson County, Virginia (d. 1990)
  • 1922 Helmut Krackowizer, Austrian motorcyclist (d. 2001)
  • 1924 Al Balding, Canadian golfer (first Canadian to win PGA Tour event in US, 4-time winner), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2006)
  • 1927 Dorothy Manley, English 100m sprinter (Olympic silver 1948), born in London, England
  • 1929 Mickey McDermott, American baseball player (d. 2003)
  • 1930 Alf Valentine, Jamaican cricketer (great West Indian lefty spinner)
  • 1933 Edwin "Ed" Charles, American MLB third baseman (Miracle Mets-1969), born in Daytona Beach, Florida (d. 2018)
  • 1934 Luis Aparicio, Venezuelan Baseball HOF shortstop (13 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1966 Chicago White Sox; AL Rookie of the Year 1956; 9 × Gold Glove Award), born in Maracaibo, Venezuela
  • 1936 Bernie Parrish, American NFL cornerback (Pro Bowl 1960, 63; Cleveland Browns; best-selling book, 'They Call It A Game'), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2019)
  • 1940 Brian Taber, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (16 Tests, 60 dismissals), born in Wagga Wagga, Australia
  • 1942 Galina Kulakova, Soviet nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1972), born in Logachi, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
  • 1944 Jim Hart, American NFL quarterback (St Louis Cardinals), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1947 Jim Ryun, American 1500m runner/broke 4 minute mile (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1947 Johnny Miller, American golfer (US Open 1973, British Open 1976), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1949 Eddie Hart, American 100m runner (Olympics, 1972)

Dale Earnhardt

1951 Dale Earnhardt, American auto racer (7 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championships), born in Kannapolis, North Carolina (d. 2001)

  • 1952 Bob McClure, American baseball player and coach (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Oakland, California
  • 1954 Jake Burton Carpenter, American snowboarder
  • 1958 Gary Cohen, American baseball broadcaster, born in Queens, New York
  • 1960 Bill Glasson, American golfer (7 PGA Tour titles), born in Fresno, California
  • 1962 Bruce Driver, Canadian NHL defenseman (NY Rangers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1962 Robert Druppers, Dutch runner (world record 1 km indoor), born in Utrecht, Netherlands

Mike Babcock

1963 Mike Babcock, Canadian NHL Coach (Anaheim, Detroit, Team Canada), born in Manitouwadge, Ontario

  • 1966 John Vander Wal, American NLB outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1966 Phil Tufnell, English cricketer (England slow lefty & slower fieldsman), born in London, England
  • 1967 Curtis Joseph, Canadian NHL goalie (Team Canada, Edmonton Oilers), born in Keswick, Ontario
  • 1967 Elizabeth "Betsy" McCagg, American rower (Olympic 4th 1992, 96), born in Kirkland, Washington
  • 1967 Mary McCagg, American rower (Olympic 4th 1992, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1968 Browning Nagle, American NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Atlanta Falcons), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1969 Arthur Marshall, American NFL wide receiver (NY Giants), born in Fort Gordon, Georgia

Andre Agassi

1970 Andre Agassi, American tennis player (Olympic gold 1996, 8 Grand Slam titles), born in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 1970 J R Phillips, American baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in West Covina, California, born in East Covina, California
  • 1970 Mark McMillian, American NFL cornerback (Philadelphia Eagles, KC Chiefs), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 William Martin III, American finn sailor (Olympics 23rd-1996), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1971 Sterling Hitchcock, American baseball pitcher (NY Yanks, Sea Mariners), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1972 Gwendolyn Wentland, American high jumper, born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1974 Alana Blahoski, American ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1974 Julian Knowle, Austrian tennis player, born in Lauterach, Austria
  • 1974 Pascal Cygan, French footballer (Arsenal), born in Lens, France
  • 1975 John Macready, American gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1975 Rafael Betancourt, Venezuelan MLB player, born in Cumaná, Venezuela
  • 1976 God Shammgod, American NBA guard (Wash Wizards), born in New York City
  • 1977 Claus Jensen, Danish footballer and manager, born in Nykøbing Falster, Denmark
  • 1978 Bob Bryan, American professional tennis player (23 x Grand Slam Doubles titles; Olympic gold 2012; 4 x ATP Tour Finals; Davis Cup 2007), born in Oxnard, California
  • 1978 Mike Bryan, American professional tennis player (22 x Grand Slam Doubles titles; 5 x ATP Tour Finals; Olympic gold 2012; Davis Cup 2007), born in Oxnard, California
  • 1978 Tony Armas, Jr., Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1979 Lee Dong-Gook, Korean footballer, born in Pohang, South Korea
  • 1979 Ryan Sharp, Scottish racing driver, born in Newtonhill, Scotland
  • 1980 Kelly Shoppach, American baseball player
  • 1980 Mathieu Biron, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1981 Émilie Mondor, Canadian athlete (d. 2006)
  • 1981 George McCartney, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1983 David Lee, American basketball player (Golden State Warriors), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1983 Jay Cutler, American football player
  • 1984 Phạm Văn Quyến, Vietnamese footballer
  • 1993 Justin Thomas, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2017, 22; Players C'ship 2021), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 2003 Barbaro, American thoroughbred racehorse (d. 2007)