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Birthdays in Sport in April 1960

  • Apr 1 Reijo Ruotsalainen, Finnish ice hockey defenceman (Stanley Cup 1987, 90; Edmonton Oilers; Olympic silver 1988), born in Oulu, Finland
  • Apr 2 Linford Christie, British athlete (Olympic gold men's 100m 1992), born in Saint Andrew, Jamaica
  • Apr 4 Bev Smith, Canadian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Salmon Arm, Canada
  • Apr 4 Jonathan Agnew, English cricket broadcaster, born in Macclesfield, Cheshire
  • Apr 7 James 'Buster' Douglas, American boxer (undisputed world heavyweight champion 1990), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Apr 11 Marko Elsner, Slovenian soccer defender (14 caps Yugoslavia, 2 Slovenia; Red Star Belgrade), born in Ljubljana, Slovenia (d. 2020)

Person of interestRon MacLean

Apr 12 Ron MacLean, Canadian sportscaster (Hockey Night in Canada), born in Zweibrücken, Germany

CBC Sportscaster Ron MacLean
CBC Sportscaster
Ron MacLean
  • Apr 13 Olaf Ludwig, German cyclist, born in Gera, Bezirk Gera, East Germany
  • Apr 14 Pat Symcox, cricketer (South African off-spinner 1993- )
  • Apr 15 Pedro Delgado, Spanish cyclist, born in Segovia, Castile and León, Spain
  • Apr 16 Rafael Benítez, Spanish football manager, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Apr 16 Pierre Littbarski, German footballer and manager, born in West Berlin, West Germany
  • Apr 17 Michael Whitaker, British Olympic equestrian rider, born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
  • Apr 19 Frank Viola, American baseball pitcher (Twins, Mets/Cy Young-1988), born in Hempstead, New York
  • Apr 19 Roger Merrett, Australian rules footballer
  • Apr 20 Rodney Holman, American football tight end (Detroit Lions), born in Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • Apr 20 Debbie Flintoff-King, Australian athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 1988), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Apr 21 Julius Korir, Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic gold 1984)
  • Apr 22 Lloyd Honeyghan, English welterweight boxing champ (1986)
  • Apr 23 Jodie Mudd, American golfer (Players C'ship 1990), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Apr 28 John Cerutti, American baseball pitcher and broadcaster (Toronto Blue Jays, Rogers Sportsnet), born in Albany, New York (d. 2004)
  • Apr 28 Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (d. 1993)
  • Apr 28 Walter Zenga, Italian footballer
  • Apr 28 Tom Browning, American MLB pitcher (perfect game 1988), born in Casper, Wyoming
  • Apr 29 Bill Glasson, American golfer (7 PGA Tour titles), born in Fresno, California

About April 1960

How Old? 60 or 61 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

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