Birthdays in Sport on April 5

  • 1868 Flooi Du Toit, South African cricketer (one Test South Africa 1892), born in Jacobsdal, Orange Free State (d. 1909)
  • 1882 Don Blackie, Australian cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1928-29), born in Bendigo, Australia (d. 1955)
  • 1893 Clas Thunberg, Finnish speed skater (Olympic gold 1924, 28), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1973)
  • 1909 Gerald Bond, South African cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1938, 0 & 0-16), born in Cape Town (d. 1965)
  • 1921 Les Jackson, English cricket bowler (England twice, 1949 & 1961), born in Whitwell, Derbyshire, England (d. 2007)
  • 1922 Tom Finney, English football player (Preston North End), born in Preston, Lancashire (d. 2014)
  • 1933 Larry Felser, American sports columnist, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1938 Colin Bland, South African cricketer (South African bat Maybe the best cover field), born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • 1942 Arthur Barrett, West Indian cricketer (WI leggie early 70's), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1945 Tommy Smith, English footballer (Liverpool), born in Liverpool, Merseyside
  • 1953 John Buchanan, Australian cricketer (Qld batsman 78-79, Shield coach 1995), born in Ipswich, Queensland
  • 1958 Johan Kriek, South African-American, tennis player (US Indoor 1982), born in Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • 1964 Martha Faulconer,golfer (1993 ShopRite LPGA-5th), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1964 Robert "Bob" Kaehler, Burlingame California, rower (Olympic 5th 1992, 96)
  • 1965 Cris Carpenter, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers), born in St. Augustine, Florida
  • 1966 Brent Hughes, American NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in New Westminster, California
  • 1966 Scott Dill, American NFL tackle and guard (Tampa Bay Bucs, Minnesota Vikings), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1970 Tim Jacobs, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins)
  • 1971 Bob Kuberski, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1971 Finidi George, soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1971 Stuart Peele, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Shigemasa Ito, WLAF offensive linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1972 Tom Coronel, Dutch racing driver
  • 1972 Paul Okon, Australian former footballer
  • 1973 Ed Hobbs, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
  • 1973 Emile Palmer, WLAF DT (London Monarchs)
  • 1973 Estefania Knuth, LPGA golfer (1992 French Intl), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1973 Spencer Folau, NFL/WLAF offensive tackle (Balt Ravens, Rhein Fire)
  • 1973 Tony Banks, quarterback (St Louis Rams)
  • 1973 Yutaka Kawaguchi, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1974 Mike DuHaney, soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1974 Rick Terry, NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets)
  • 1975 Nikki Dryden, 800m swimmer (Olympic 6th 1992, 96), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1975 John Hartson, Welsh footballer
  • 1976 Ike Hilliard, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • 1976 Ryan Drese, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1976 Simone Inzaghi, Italian footballer
  • 1976 Kim Collins, Nevisian sprinter
  • 1976 Ross Gload, American baseball player
  • 1976 Fernando Morientes, Spanish footballer
  • 1976 Henrik Stenson, Swedish golfer (British Open 2016), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1977 JoAnn Sevin, Dubois PA, air pistol (Olympics 1996)
  • 1978 Franziska van Almsick, German swimmer
  • 1978 Stephen Jackson, American basketball player
  • 1979 Timo Hildebrand, German footballer
  • 1980 Matt Bonner, American basketball player
  • 1981 Jorge de la Rosa, Mexican baseball player
  • 1982 Alexandre PrĂ©mat, French racing driver
  • 1982 Thomas Hitzlsperger, German footballer
  • 1982 Matt Pickens, American soccer player