Birthdays in Sport on April 9

  • 1848 Francis MacKinnon, English cricketer (later the 35th Mackinnon of Mackinnon), born in Paddington, London (d. 1947)

Person of interestCurly Lambeau

1898 Curly Lambeau, First coach of the Green Bay Packers, born in Green Bay, Wisconsin (d. 1965)

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • 1917 Vincent O'Brien, Irish racehorse trainer, born in Churchtown, County Cork, 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)
  • 1931 Bill Gilbert, sports author (They Also Served, Big E), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1940 Jimmy [James] Roberts, NHL defenceman (1st Blues draft pick), born in Toronto (d. 2015)
  • 1946 Alan Knott, great English cricket wicketkeeper (1967-81)
  • 1950 Ehtesham-ud-din, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 5 Tests 1980-82)
  • 1956 Miguel Ángel Russo, Argentine footballer

Person of interestSeve Ballesteros

1957 Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer (British Open 1979, 84, 88), born in Pedrena, Spain (d. 2011)

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • 1958 Tony Sibson, English boxer, born in Leicester
  • 1961 Kirk McCaskill, Kapuskasing Ont, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1962 Freddie Joe Nunn, NFL defensive end (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1962 Jeff Turner, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1964 Shane Robinson, Adelaide SA, Australian golfer
  • 1964 Rob Awalt, American football player
  • 1965 Hal Morris, Fort Rucker Alabama, infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1965 Helen Alfredsson, Goteborg Sweden, LPGA golfer (1993 Dinah Shore)
  • 1965 Paolo Cane, Itaty, tennis star
  • 1966 Oliver Barnett, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • 1967 Graeme Lloyd, Australia, pitcher (NY Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1968 Janne Ojanen, Tampere FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland)
  • 1969 Amy Feng, Tianjin China, US table tennis player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969 Karl Krikken, cricketer (Derbyshire 1989-, wicketkeeper)
  • 1969 Timothy Young, 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, NFL guard (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1971 Derwin Gray, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1971 James Hundon, wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1971 Wang Yang, youngest Olympic record breaker at age 17 (Olympics 1988)
  • 1971 Peter Canavan, Gaelic footballer
  • 1971 Jacques Villeneuve, French-Canadian race car driver
  • 1972 Brian DeMarco, NFL tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1972 Craig Jones, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Jeffrey van As, soccer player (MVV)
  • 1972 Karen Clark, synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1974 Ben Bordelon, tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1974 Kevin Mathis, cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1975 Robbie Fowler, English footballer
  • 1978 Jorge Andrade, Portuguese footballer
  • 1980 Kristin Lee, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1980 Jerko Leko, Croatian footballer
  • 1981 Ireneusz Jeleń, Polish footballer
  • 1981 Milan Bartovič, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 1981 Dennis Sarfate, American baseball player
  • 1982 Carlos Hernández, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1984 Adam Loewen, Canadian baseball player
  • 1987 Jarrod Mullen, Australian rugby league footballer