Birthdays in Sport on April 29

  • 1918 Mervyn Roye Harvey, cricketer (brother of Neil, Test for Australia)
  • 1922 George Allen, football coach (LA Rams, Washington Redskins)
  • 1922 Helmut Krackowizer, Austrian motorcyclist (d. 2001)
  • 1924 Al Balding, Canadian Tour golfer (Quebec Open-1952), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1927 Dorothy Manley, England, 100m sprint (Olympic silver 1948)
  • 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 player
  • 1940 Brian Taber, cricket wicket-keeper (Australian between Grout & Marsh)
  • 1942 Galina A Kulakova, USSR, nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1972)
  • 1944 Jim Hart, NFL quarterback (St Louis Cardinals), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1947 Jim Ryun, American 1500m runner/broke 4 minute mile (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1947 John Laurence Miller, golfer (US Open 1973, British Open 1976), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1949 Eddie Hart, American 100m runner (Olympic-1972)
  • 1951 Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)
  • 1952 Bob McClure, American baseball player
  • 1954 Jake Burton Carpenter, American snowboarder
  • 1958 Gary Cohen, American baseball broadcaster
  • 1960 William Lee Glasson Jr, PGA golfer (1985 Kemper Open), born in Fresno, California
  • 1962 Bruce Driver, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1962 Dieter Hegen, Kaufbeuren GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1962 Robert Druppers, runner (world record 1 km indoor)

Person of interestMike Babcock

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

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock
  • 1965 Reggie Miller, NBA player (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1966 John VanderWal, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1966 Phil Tufnell, cricketer (England slow lefty & slower fieldsman)
  • 1967 Curtis Joseph, Keswick Ont, NHL goalie (Team Canada, Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1967 Elizabeth "Betsy" McCagg, Kirkland Wash, rower (Olympic 4th 1992, 96)
  • 1967 Mary McCagg, rower (Olympic 4th 1992, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1968 Browning Nagle, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1969 Arthur Marshall, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)

Person of interestAndre Agassi

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

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • 1970 Arnaud Briand, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • 1970 Derrick Frazier, NFL cornerback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1970 J R Phillips, infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in West Covina, California
  • 1970 Leuea Tagoai, CFL defensive end (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1970 Mark McMillian, NFL cornerback (Philadelphia Eagles, KC Chiefs)
  • 1970 William Martin III, finn sailor (Olympics 23rd-1996), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1971 Sterling Hitchcock, pitcher (NY Yanks, Sea Mariners), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1972 Gwendolyn Wentland, high jumper, born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1974 Alana Blahoski, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1974 Pascal Cygan, French footballer
  • 1974 Julian Knowle, Austrian tennis player
  • 1975 John Macready, gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1975 Rafael Betancourt, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1976 God Shammgod, NBA guard (Wash Wizards)
  • 1977 Claus Jensen, Danish footballer
  • 1978 Mike Bryan, Oxnard California, tennis star (USTA National 18 doubles)
  • 1978 Tony Armas, Jr., Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1979 Ryan Sharp, Scottish racing driver
  • 1979 Lee Dong-Gook, Korean footballer
  • 1980 Mathieu Biron, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980 Kelly Shoppach, American baseball player
  • 1981 Émilie Mondor, Canadian athlete (d. 2006)
  • 1981 George McCartney, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1983 Jay Cutler, American football player
  • 1983 David Lee, American basketball player
  • 1984 Phạm Văn Quyến, Vietnamese footballer
  • 2003 Barbaro, American thoroughbred racehorse (d. 2007)