Birthdays in Sport on April 7

  • 1859 Walter Camp, father of American football (Yale), born in New Britain, Connecticut (d. 1925)
  • 1873 John McGraw, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder/manager (manager NY Giants World Series champions 1905, 21-22), born in Truxton, New York (d. 1934)
  • 1878 Maitland Hathorn, South African cricketer (12 tests 1901-11), born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (d. 1920)
  • 1882 Bert "Dainty" Ironmonger, cricketer (belated Australian rep 1928-33)
  • 1886 Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • 1896 Benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25)
  • 1900 Tebbs Lloyd Johnson, England, 50K walker (Olympic bronze 1952)
  • 1918 C B Bertie Clarke, cricketer (Barbados & West Indian leg-spinner)
  • 1918 Bobby Doerr, American Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (9-time All Star, Boston Red Sox), born in Junction City, Oregon (d. 2017)
  • 1919 Edoardo Mangiarotti, Italian fencer (6x Olympic gold, 1936-1960), (d. 2012)
  • 1943 Dennis Amiss, cricketer (prolific English batsman)
  • 1944 Bill Stoneman, American baseball player and manager
  • 1946 Colette Besson, French runner (d. 2005)
  • 1952 Jane Frederick, US pentathlete (Olympic 7th 1976)
  • 1953 Everard Endt, American sailor (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1954 Donna White, LPGA golfer

  • 1954 Tony Dorsett, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys, Heisman Trophy)
  • 1956 Gail Lee Hirata, LPGA golfer
  • 1960 James 'Buster' Douglas, American boxer (undisputed world heavyweight champion 1990), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1961 Pascal Olmeta, French footballer
  • 1962 Andy Hampsten, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1964 Helen Wadsworth, S Wales, golfer (Curtis Cup 1990)
  • 1964 Joe Durant, American professional golfer (2001 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1965 Alexander Mronz, tennis star, born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1965 Kaushik Amalean, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1986-88)
  • 1966 Gary Wilkinson, English snooker player
  • 1967 Steve Wisniewski, NFL guard (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1968 Don[ald] Smith, North Tonawanda NY, rower (Olympic 5th 1996)
  • 1968 Duncan Armstrong, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m freestyle 1988), born in Rockhampton, Queensland
  • 1969 Clark Sheehan, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1969 Jeremy Lincoln, NFL cornerback (Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1969 Peggy Clasen, speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1969 Ricky Bones, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers, NY Yanks), born in Salinas, Puerto Rico
  • 1969 Ricky Watters, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1970 Alexander Karpovtsev, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1970 Kevin Smith, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1971 Mark Thompson, Russellville KY, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1971 Stephen Brimacombe, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Victor Kraatz, Canadian ice dancer (1995 World Champs-4th), born in Berlin, West Germany
  • 1972 Greg Clark, tight end (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1972 Joanne Brown, Australian softball catcher/1st baseman (Olym-bronze-96)
  • 1972 Lovett Purnell, wide receiver (New England Patriots)
  • 1972 Malcolm Huckaby, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
  • 1972 Shana Williams, Bridgeton NJ, long jumper/heptathlete
  • 1973 Brett Tomko, American baseball player
  • 1974 Anita Maxwell, WNBA forward (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1975 Ronde Barber, cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1975 Tiki Barber, running back (NY Giants)
  • 1975 Ronnie Belliard, American baseball player
  • 1976 Erich Goldmann, Dingolfing GER, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1978 Siobhan Drake-Brockman, Bunbury Aust, tennis star (1994 Port Pirie)
  • 1978 Vladimir Voltchkov, Belarusian tennis player
  • 1979 Adrián Beltré, Dominican baseball player
  • 1981 Suzann Pettersen, Norwegian golfer (LPGA C'ship 2007, Evian C'ship 2013), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1989 Franco Di Santo, Argentine Footballer