Birthdays in Sport in April 1957

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 1 David Gower, cricketer (elegant England left-handed batsman 1978-92)
  • Apr 1 Donnie Hammond, American golfer (2 PGA Tour titles), born in Frederick, Maryland
  • Apr 3 Charles Jones, American basketball player, NBA forward (Houston Rockets), born in McGehee, Arkansas
  • Apr 4 Paul Downton, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 80's), born in Farnborough, London
  • Apr 4 Kelso, American racehorse, born in Claiborne Farm near Paris, Kentucky (d. 1983)
  • Apr 8 Fred Smerlas, American football player

Person of interestSeve Ballesteros

Apr 9 Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer (British Open 1979, 84, 88, US Masters 1980, 83), born in PedreƱa, Spain (d. 2011)

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • Apr 11 Everton Mattis, West Indian cricketer (WI batsman early 80's), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Apr 13 Dallas Moir, Maltese-Scottish cricketer, born in Imtarfa, Malta
  • Apr 15 Evelyn Ashford, American athlete (4 x Olympic sprints gold 1984, 88, 92), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Apr 20 Graeme Fowler, English cricketer (England left-handed opener early 80s), born in Accrington, Lancashire, England
  • Apr 21 Jesse Orosco, pitcher (NY Mets, Orioles, Dodgers), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Apr 25 Eric Bristow [The Crafty Cockney], English darts legend and 5 time world champion, born in Hackney, England (d. 2018) "Crafty Cockney

About April 1957

How Old? 62 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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