Birthdays in Sport on April 30

  • 1918 W Donald McNeill, tennis champ (US Open-1940)
  • 1920 Duncan Hamilton, driver
  • 1922 Anton Murray, cricketer (South African batsman in 10 Tests 1951-55)
  • 1923 Alan Wharton, cricketer (England batsman once v NZ 1949, scored 7 & 13)
  • 1927 Lars Hall, Swedish pentathelete (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1946 Donald Schollander, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold-64), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1949 Phil Garner, baseball manager
  • 1951 Danuta Rosani, Polish discus thrower (Olympic 1976) disqualified for drugs
  • 1954 Gunther Tiersch, German DR, 8 man cox (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1959 Lauren Howe, LPGA golfer

Person of interestIsiah Thomas

1961 Isiah Thomas, NBA forward (Detroit Piston; 1990 NBA playoff MVP), born in Chicago, Illinois

NBA Point Guard and Coach Isiah Thomas
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Isiah Thomas
  • 1963 Steve Smith, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1964 Ian Healy, Australian cricket wicketkeeper (119 Tests, 366 catches, 29 stumpings), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • 1964 Jeff Reboulet, infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1965 Daniela Costian, Australian discus/shot putter (Olympics 1996)
  • 1966 Aundray Bruce, defensive end (Oakland Raiders)

  • 1966 David Meggett, NFL running back (NY Giants, NE Patriots)
  • 1966 Jeff Brown, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1968 Richard Pilon, Saskatoon, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)
  • 1968 Roger Mar, rapid fire pistol (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1968 Sandra Beikoff, Australian golfer (1990 Sunshine Coast Open), born in Mackay, Queensland
  • 1969 Dexter Rogers, volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics 1996), born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • 1970 Brad Layton, Seymour Ind, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 B J Tyler, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1971 Matt Martin, Hamden, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs, Olympic US-94)
  • 1971 Randy Bierman, WLAF tackle (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1971 Ryan Hawblitzel, pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1971 Ty Hallock, fullback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1972 Kendricke Bullard, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
  • 1972 Mario Schaden, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1974 Cedric Jones, defensive end (NY Giants)
  • 1974 Chris Darkins, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1975 Elliott Sadler, American race car driver
  • 1979 Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer
  • 1981 John O'Shea, Irish footballer
  • 1983 Tatjana H├╝fner, German luger
  • 1983 Troy Williamson, American football player
  • 1987 Rohit Sharma, Indian Cricketer
  • 1990 Jonathan Brownlee, British triathlete (Olympic bronze 2012, silver 16), born in Dewsbury, England