Birthdays in Sport on December 2

  • 1847 Deacon White, American baseball player and a star during the first two decades of the sport's professional era, born in Caton, New York (d. 1939)
  • 1860 C T Studd, cricketer (brother of G B, five Tests for England)
  • 1899 John Cobb, British racing driver (d. 1952)
  • 1899 Ray Morehart, American baseball player (d. 1989)
  • 1901 Raimundo Orsi, Argentine-born footballer (d. 1986)
  • 1906 Eric Dalton, cricketer (2 centuries in 15 Tests for South Africa 1929-39)
  • 1919 Robin Lee, American figure skater, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1997)
  • 1929 Lowell North, yachtsman (Olympic-Gold-1968), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1933 Michael Larrabee, American athlete (d. 2003)
  • 1934 Andre Rodgers, baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1940 Gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games)
  • 1940 Willie Brown, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1941 Sugar Ramos [Ultiminio Ramos], Cuban-Mexican boxer (World Featherweight champion), born in Matanzas, Cuba (d. 2017)
  • 1942 Bob E Smith, PGA golfer (1993 Yanase Cup), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1945 Alan "Froggy" Thomson, cricketer (Australian quickie 1970-71)
  • 1947 Dhiraj Parsana, cricket pace bowler (Indian v WI 1978-79)
  • 1947 Tommy Jenkins, English football player
  • 1951 Adrian Devine, American baseball pitcher
  • 1953 Jay Dean Haas, PGA golfer (1978 Andy Williams-San Diego), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1958 Vladimir Parfenovich, USSR, 500m kayaker (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1959 Greg Barton, kayaker (Olympics 2 gold-88)
  • 1959 Patty Jordan, LPGA golfer (1988 Mitsubishi Motors Ocean), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1964 Brian Habib, NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1964 Chip Hale, infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Santa Clara, California
  • 1964 Yolanda Henry, high jumper, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1966 Anita Jokiel, Polish gymnast (Olympic-1980)
  • 1966 Clive Eksteen, cricketer (South African slow left-armer 1993)
  • 1966 Kelly Buchberger, Langenburg, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1966 Rob Sullivan, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Tri-City Pro-Am), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1967 Naeem Akhtar, Rawalpindi cricket medium-pacer (10-28 vs Peshawar 1995)
  • 1968 Darryl Kile, pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Garden Grove, California
  • 1968 Elna Reinach, Pretoria South Africa, tennis star
  • 1968 Jiri Dopita, Sumperk CZE, hockey forward (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998)
  • 1969 Lewis Bush, NFL outside linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1969 O J McDuffie, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1969 Paul Francis Stankowski, Oxnard CA, PGA golfer (1994 Las Vegas-5th)
  • 1970 Rene Pucher, Presov CZE, hockey forward (Team Slovakia)
  • 1971 Jessie Hicks, WNBA forward/center (Utah Starzz)
  • 1971 Rachel McQuillan, Merewether NSW Aust, tennis star (1989 Futures ITA)
  • 1971 Roy van de Hill, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1971 Francesco Toldo, Italian Football Player (Inter Milan)
  • 1972 Alan Henderson, NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1972 Chris Burns, Canadian CFL tackle (Calgary Stampeders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats & Ottawa Renegades), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1972 James Willis, linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972 Sunjith Somasunder, cricketer (Karnataka & India ODI opening bat 1996)
  • 1972 Zack Crockett, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1973 Kevin Feighery, NFL/WLAF punter (NY Giants, Panthers, Galaxy)

Person of interestMonica Seles

1973 Monica Seles, Yugoslavian-American tennis star (US Open 1992), born in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • 1973 Jan Ullrich, German cyclist
  • 1975 Brett Lindros, NHL right wing (NY Islanders), born in London, England
  • 1975 Mark Kotsay, baseball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Whittier, California
  • 1976 Eddy Garabito, professional baseball player
  • 1977 Siyabonga Nomvethe, South African footballer plays for Aalborg BK
  • 1978 David Rivas, Spanish Footballer plays for Real Betis
  • 1978 Jason Collins, American NBA player (New Jersey Nets), 1st NBA to come out as gay, born in Northridge, California
  • 1978 Jarron Collins, American basketball player for Utah Jazz
  • 1978 Peter Moylan, Australian Major League Baseball Pitcher for the Atlanta Braves
  • 1979 Michael McIndoe, Scottish professional footballer (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
  • 1981 Danijel Pranjić, Croatian football player plays for SC Heerenveen
  • 1982 Hristos Karipidis, Greek footballer
  • 1982 Matt Ware, American football player
  • 1983 Bibiana Candelas, Mexican volleyball player
  • 1983 Chris Burke (footballer), Scottish footballer plays for Rangers F.C.

Person of interestAaron Rodgers

1983 Aaron Rodgers, American NFL player (Green Bay Packers), born in Chico, California

NFL Quarterback Aaron Rodgers
NFL Quarterback
Aaron Rodgers
  • 1984 Péter Máté, Hungarian footballer (Reading F.C.)
  • 1985 Dorell Wright, American basketball player
  • 1986 Claudiu Keserü, Romanian football player (FC Nantes Atlantique)