Birthdays in Sport on April 9

  • 1848 Francis MacKinnon, English cricket batsman (1 Test; Kent CCC) and 35th Chief of MacKinnon clan, born in London, England (d. 1947)
  • 1876 George Shepstone, South African cricket batsman (2 Tests; Transvaal), born in Pietermaritzberg, Natal, South Africa (d. 1940)

Curly LambeauCurly Lambeau (1898-1965)

American Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback, coach (founder, first coach Green Bay Packers), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • 1917 Vincent O'Brien, Irish racehorse trainer (6 x Epsom Derby; 2 x British champion trainer; only British Triple Crown winner, Nijinsky 1970), born in Churchtown, Ireland (d. 2009)
  • 1920 Alexander Moulton, English engineer and bicycle designer (folding bicycle), born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England (d. 2012)
  • 1920 F Don Miller, Boxing coach (Olympic-1956), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1921 Jean-Marie Balestre, French president of motor sport's FIA, born in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France (d. 2008)

Paul ArizinPaul Arizin (1928-2006)

American College/Basketball HOF small forward (NBA C'ship 1956; 10 x NBA All Star; NBA scoring champion 1952, 57; Philadelphia Warriors), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 1931 Bill Gilbert, sports author (They Also Served, Big E), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1940 Jim [James Wilfred] Roberts, Canadian NHL defenceman (1st Blues draft pick), born in Toronto (d. 2015)
  • 1946 Alan Knott, English cricket wicket-keeper (1967-81), born in Belvedere, Kent
  • 1951 John Teerlinck, American NFL defensive end (SD Chargers) and coach (annual award for NFL best defensive line coach named after him), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1956 Miguel Ángel Russo, Argentine footballer, born in Lanús Partido, Argentina

Seve BallesterosSeve Ballesteros (1957-2011)

Spanish golfer (British Open 1979, 84, 88, US Masters 1980, 83), born in Pedreña, Spain

  • 1958 Tony Sibson, English boxer, born in Leicester
  • 1961 Kirk McCaskill, Canadian MLB pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada
  • 1962 Freddie Joe Nunn, American NFL defensive end (Indianapolis Colts), born in Noxubee County, Mississippi
  • 1962 Jeff Turner, American NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Bangor, Maine
  • 1964 Charles Jenkins Jr., American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m relay 1992), born in NYC, New York
  • 1964 Rob Awalt, American football player, born in Landstuhl, Germany
  • 1965 Hal Morris, American baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Fort Rucker, Alabama
  • 1965 Helen Alfredsson, Swedish golfer (Nabisco Dinah Shore 1993), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1966 Oliver Barnett, American NFL defensive end (SF 49ers), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1967 Graeme Lloyd, Australian baseball pitcher (World Series 1996, 98 NY Yankees; Olympic silver 2004), born in Geelong, Australia
  • 1968 Janne Ojanen, Finnish hockey forward (Team Finland), born in Tampere, Finland
  • 1969 Amy Feng, Chinese born-American table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Tianjin, China
  • 1969 Karl Krikken, English cricketer (Derbyshire 1989-, wicketkeeper), born in Bolton, Lancashire
  • 1969 Timothy Young, American rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Chuck Bradley, American NFL offensive tackle (BC Lions, Barcelona Dragons), born in Covington, Kentucky
  • 1970 Neal Caloia, American marksman (Olympics 1996), born in Torrance, California
  • 1971 Anthony Redmon, American NFL guard (Arizona Cardinals), born in Brewton, Alabama
  • 1971 Derwin Gray, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1971 Jacques Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer (World F1 champion 1997; Indianapolis 500 1995; Indy Car World Series 1995), born in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
  • 1971 James Hundon, American football wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1971 Peter Canavan, Gaelic footballer, born in Ballygawley, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
  • 1971 Wang Yang, youngest Olympic record breaker at age 17 (Olympics 1988)
  • 1972 Brian DeMarco, NFL tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Berea, Ohio
  • 1972 Craig Jones, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Queanbeyan, Australia
  • 1972 Jeffrey van As, Dutch soccer player (MVV), born in Leiden, Netherlands
  • 1972 Karen Clark, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1974 Ben Bordelon, American football tackle (San Diego Chargers), born in Mathews, Louisiana
  • 1975 Robbie Fowler, English soccer striker (26 caps; Liverpool FC 236 games), born in Toxteth, Liverpool, England
  • 1978 Jorge Andrade, Portuguese soccer defender and manager (51 caps; Deportivo La Coruña), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1980 Jerko Leko, Croatian footballer, born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1981 Dennis Sarfate, American baseball player, born in Queens, New York
  • 1981 Ireneusz Jeleń, Polish footballer (Polish national football team), born in Cieszyn, Poland
  • 1981 Milan Bartovič, Slovak ice hockey player, born in Trenčín, Slovakia
  • 1982 Carlos Hernández, Costa Rican footballer, born in San José, Costa Rica
  • 1984 Adam Loewen, Canadian baseball player, born in Surrey, British Columbia
  • 1987 Jarrod Mullen, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Singleton, New South Wales, Australia