On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in April 1955

  • Apr 1 Dan Pohl, American golfer (US Masters 1982 runner-up; 2 PGA Tour titles), born in Mt Pleasant, Michigan
  • Apr 1 Ockie Oosthuizen, South African rugby union front rower (9 caps; Transvaal), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2019)
  • Apr 8 John Campbell, Canadian harness racing driver (6 x Hambletonian Stakes; 3 x Yonkers Trot; 8 x Kentucky Futurity), born in Ailsa Craig, Ontario
  • Apr 13 Lupe Pintor, Mexican boxer, born in Cuajimalpa, Mexico City
  • Apr 15 Enith Salle Brigitha, Dutch 100m/200m swimmer (Olympic bronze 1976), born in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
  • Apr 16 Bruce Bochy, American baseball player and manager (San Francisco Giants), born in Landes de Boussac, Bussac-Forêt, France
  • Apr 23 Tony Miles, English chess grandmaster, born in Birmingham, England (d. 2001)
  • Apr 25 Buster Mottram, English tennis player, born in Kingston upon Thames
  • Apr 25 Joanne Abbott, Canadian sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • Apr 25 John Nunn, English chess grandmaster, born in London
  • Apr 25 Américo Gallego, Argentine footballer (Argentina national team), born in Morteros, Argentina
  • Apr 26 Mike Scott, American baseball player (3× All-Star), born in Santa Monica, California

About April 1955

How Old? 65 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Signs: Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19), Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)