Birthdays in Sport on December 1

  • 1871 Archie MacLaren, cricketer (424 Lancashire v Somerset 1895)
  • 1886 Jack Crawford, cricketer (England all-rounder in 12 Tests 1905-08)
  • 1893 Herman Griffith, cricketer (pioneering WI pace bowler)
  • 1902 Morris "Red" Badgro, NFL hall of famer (NY Yankees, Giants, Dodgers), born in Orillia, Washington (d. 1998)
  • 1905 Alexander Wilson, Canadian and Notre Dame athlete (d. 1994)
  • 1911 Walter Alston, baseball manager (Dodgers)
  • 1911 Calvin Griffith, Canadian-born baseball executive (d. 1999)
  • 1917 Marty Marion, baseball player (NL MVP 1944)
  • 1922 Vsevolod Bobrov, Soviet ice hockey player (d. 1979)
  • 1934 LeMar Clark, American heavyweight boxer, born in Cedar City, Utah (d. 2006)
  • 1935 Roger Christian, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1938 Bill Playle, cricketer (NZ batsman in 8 Tests without distinction)
  • 1939 Lee Trevino, American golfer (6-major titles), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1940 Mike Denness, cricketer (England batsman & captain mid-70s), (d. 2013)
  • 1940 Ron Finn, NHL linesman, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1943 Orton Enderlein, German FR, luge (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1945 Ross Edwards, cricketer (Aussie middle-order bat of the 70's)
  • 1946 Ho-Jun Li, Korea PR, rifle (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1947 Bob Fulton, English-born Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1948 Sarfraz Nawaz, cricketer (successful Pakistani pace bowler 1969-84)
  • 1948 George Foster, American baseball player
  • 1955 Uwe Benter, German FR, coxsman (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1959 Wally Lewis, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1961 Barb Mucha, American golfer (5 LPGA titles), born in Parma Heights, Ohio
  • 1962 Pamela McGee, WNBA center/forward (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • 1963 Arjuna Ranatunga, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test batsman since 1982)
  • 1963 Marco Greco, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1964 Soren Henriksen, Denmark cricket all-rounder (86-94 ICC, Lancs 85-86)
  • 1964 Salvatore Schillaci, Italian footballer
  • 1966 Craig David Parry, Sunshine Victoria, PGA golfer (1994 Honda-2nd)
  • 1966 Greg McMichael, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1966 Mike Flores, NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins)
  • 1966 Steve Walsh, St. Paul Minnesota, NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1967 Reggie Sanders, Florence SC, outfielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1968 Anders Holmertz, Swedish free style swimmer (world record 400m)
  • 1968 Eddie Britton, wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1970 Kirk Rueter, Centralia IL, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 1970 Takahiro Ikenoue, WLAF LB (Rhein Fire)
  • 1970 Todd Steussie, NFL guard/tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1971 Oscar Sturgis, WLAF DE (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971 Rob Zatechka, NFL guard (NY Giants)
  • 1971 Tom Robsock, NFL/WLAF guard (Raiders, Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1972 Andre Royal, linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1972 Charlie Jones, wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1973 Eric Thomas, Chartage Texas, 400m hurdler
  • 1973 Mia Farrance, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1974 Richard Jordan, linebacker (Detroit Lions)
  • 1974 Costinha, Portuguese footballer
  • 1975 Sophia Skou, Danish swimmer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1979 Ryan Malone, American Hockey Player
  • 1980 Mohammad Kaif, Indian cricketer